Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order, 71776 [2012-29275]

Download as PDF 71776 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 233 / Tuesday, December 4, 2012 / Notices requirements of the scope of the Order as listed under the ‘‘Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order’’ section above. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–932] Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order Methodology Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that imports from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) of certain steel threaded rod products with 1.25 percent or more chromium, by weight, produced by Gem-Year Industrial Co., Ltd. (‘‘Gem-Year’’), and otherwise meeting the description of inscope merchandise, are within the class or kind of merchandise subject to the Order.1 DATES: Effective Date: December 4, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Dach, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1655. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department has conducted this preliminary determination of circumvention in accordance with section 781(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.225. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, please see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a proprietary document with a public version, and the public version is on file electronically via Import Administration’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete public version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order Preliminary Findings The merchandise covered by the order is steel threaded rod.2 Certain steel threaded rod subject to the order is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) at subheadings 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, 7318.15.5090, and 7318.15.2095. Although the subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.3 As detailed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, we preliminarily determine that imports from the PRC of certain steel threaded rod products with 1.25 percent or more chromium, by weight, produced by Gem-Year, and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise, are subject to the Order. This preliminary determination applies only to merchandise produced by Gem-Year. Scope of the Circumvention Inquiry In accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(l)(2), we are directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to suspend liquidation of entries of merchandise subject to this inquiry produced by Gem-Year, and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 5, 2012, the date of the initiation of this inquiry. We will also instruct CBP to require a cash deposit of estimated duties at the applicable rates for each unliquidated entry of the product entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 5, 2012, the date of the initiation of this inquiry, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(l)(2). AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with The merchandise subject to this antidumping circumvention inquiry consists of steel threaded rod from the PRC produced by Gem-Year containing greater than 1.25 percent chromium, by weight, and otherwise meeting the 1 See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 17154 (April 14, 2009) (‘‘Order’’). 2 See Preliminary Analysis Memorandum for the Circumvention Inquiry of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China, for the Producer Known as Gem-Year Industrial Co., Ltd. (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’) issued concurrently with this notice for a complete description of the Scope of the Order. 3 See Order. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:31 Dec 03, 2012 Jkt 229001 Suspension of Liquidation PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results and may submit case briefs and/or written comments according to a schedule released by the Department concurrent with this notice. Interested parties will be notified by the Department of the location and time of any hearing, if one is requested. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, filed electronically using IA ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, IA ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time within 20 days after the date of publication of this notice.4 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined.5 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. This preliminary determination of circumvention is in accordance with section 781(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225. Dated: November 23, 2012. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–29275 Filed 12–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Ohio University, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscope This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and 4 See 5 See E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 CFR 351.310. 04DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-932]


Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: 
Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the 
Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily 
determines that imports from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') 
of certain steel threaded rod products with 1.25 percent or more 
chromium, by weight, produced by Gem-Year Industrial Co., Ltd. (``Gem-
Year''), and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise, 
are within the class or kind of merchandise subject to the Order.\1\
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    \1\ See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of 
China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 17154 (April 14, 
2009) (``Order'').

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DATES: Effective Date: December 4, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Dach, Office 9, Import 
Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-1655.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is steel threaded rod.\2\ 
Certain steel threaded rod subject to the order is currently 
classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') at subheadings 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, 7318.15.5090, 
and 7318.15.2095. Although the subheadings are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written product description remains 
dispositive.\3\
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    \2\ See Preliminary Analysis Memorandum for the Circumvention 
Inquiry of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Steel Threaded Rod 
from the People's Republic of China, for the Producer Known as Gem-
Year Industrial Co., Ltd. (``Preliminary Decision Memorandum'') 
issued concurrently with this notice for a complete description of 
the Scope of the Order.
    \3\ See Order.
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Scope of the Circumvention Inquiry

    The merchandise subject to this antidumping circumvention inquiry 
consists of steel threaded rod from the PRC produced by Gem-Year 
containing greater than 1.25 percent chromium, by weight, and otherwise 
meeting the requirements of the scope of the Order as listed under the 
``Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order'' section above.

Methodology

    The Department has conducted this preliminary determination of 
circumvention in accordance with section 781(c) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (``the Act''), and 19 CFR 351.225. For a full 
description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, please see 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is a proprietary document with a public version, and the 
public version is on file electronically via Import Administration's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (``IA ACCESS''). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at 
http://iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of 
the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete 
public version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed 
directly on the internet at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Findings

    As detailed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, we 
preliminarily determine that imports from the PRC of certain steel 
threaded rod products with 1.25 percent or more chromium, by weight, 
produced by Gem-Year, and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope 
merchandise, are subject to the Order. This preliminary determination 
applies only to merchandise produced by Gem-Year.

Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(l)(2), we are directing U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to suspend liquidation of 
entries of merchandise subject to this inquiry produced by Gem-Year, 
and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
January 5, 2012, the date of the initiation of this inquiry. We will 
also instruct CBP to require a cash deposit of estimated duties at the 
applicable rates for each unliquidated entry of the product entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 5, 2012, 
the date of the initiation of this inquiry, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.225(l)(2).

Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary 
results and may submit case briefs and/or written comments according to 
a schedule released by the Department concurrent with this notice. 
Interested parties will be notified by the Department of the location 
and time of any hearing, if one is requested. Interested parties who 
wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must 
submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, filed electronically using 
IA ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received 
successfully in its entirety by the Department's electronic records 
system, IA ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time within 20 days after 
the date of publication of this notice.\4\ Requests should contain the 
party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of 
participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request 
for a hearing is made, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for 
the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and 
location to be determined.\5\ Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing.
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    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
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    This preliminary determination of circumvention is in accordance 
with section 781(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225.

    Dated: November 23, 2012.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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