Magnesium Metal From the Russian Federation: Notice of Reinstated Final Results of Administrative Review Pursuant to Court Decision, 73979-73980 [2012-29990]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 239 / Wednesday, December 12, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones; Whereas, the Triangle J Council of Governments, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 93, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 13, 2012, filed 03/07/2012) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren Counties, North Carolina, within and adjacent to the Raleigh-Durham Customs and Border Protection port of entry. Sites 1 and 1A would be renumbered as Sites 4 and 1, respectively. FTZ 93’s Sites 1, 3, and 4 would be categorized as magnet sites, and FTZ 93’s existing Site 2 would be categorized as a usage-driven site. Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (77 FR 16536–16537, 03/21/12) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize FTZ 93 under the alternative site framework is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the zone, to a five-year ASF sunset provision for magnet sites that would terminate authority for Site 3 and 4 if not activated by November 30, 2017, and to a threeyear sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Site 2 if no foreign-status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide customs purpose by November 30, 2015. Signed at Washington, DC, this 30th day of November 2012. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–29883 Filed 12–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:48 Dec 11, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–819] Magnesium Metal From the Russian Federation: Notice of Reinstated Final Results of Administrative Review Pursuant to Court Decision Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 27, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed and remanded a decision of the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) and ordered it to reinstate the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the Russian Federation covering the period April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007, as applied to PSC VSMPO–AVISMA Corporation (VSMPO–AVISMA). See PSC VSMPO– AVISMA Corp. v. United States, 688 F.3d 751 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (AVISMA IV); see also Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 52642 (September 10, 2008) (Final Results). On November 20, 2012, the CIT issued final judgment pursuant to the CAFC’s remand order in AVISMA IV reinstating the final results of administrative review with respect to VSMPO–AVISMA. See PSC VSMPO– AVISMA Corp. v. United States, Consol. Court No 08–00321, Slip Op. 12–142 (Ct. Int’l Trade November 20, 2012) (AVISMA V). Having previously amended the final results of administrative review pursuant to the earlier CIT decision, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is, in accordance with AVISMA V, once again amending the final results of the administrative review with respect to VSMPO–AVISMA to reinstate its original determination. See Final Results. DATES: Effective Date: March 11, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0665 or (202) 482– 1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On September 10, 2008, the Department published the final results of the administrative review of the PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73979 antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the Russian Federation for the period of review April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007. See Final Results. In the Final Results the Department determined that it was appropriate to treat raw magnesium and chlorine gas manufactured by VSMPO– AVISMA as co-products and to employ a net-realizable-value (NRV) analysis to allocate joint costs incurred up to the split-off point where raw magnesium and chlorine gas become separately identifiable products. The Department calculated a weighted-average dumping margin for AVISMA of 15.77 percent for the period April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007. See Final Results, 73 FR at 52643. The CIT remanded the Final Results to the Department to take into account an affidavit from Dr. George Foster, an accounting professor (the Foster Affidavit), when considering the best methodology for calculating the NRV for the chlorine gas.1 See PSC VSMPO– AVISMA Corp. v. United States, Consol. Court No 08–00321, Slip Op. 09–120 (Ct. Int’l Trade October 20, 2009) (AVISMA I). In accordance with the CIT’s order in AVISMA I, the Department admitted the Foster Affidavit into the record, considered the arguments of Dr. Foster upon remand, and, as a result of that consideration, determined not to recalculate the dumping margin for VSMPO–AVISMA upon concluding that Dr. Foster’s proposed methodology was not appropriate to use in this case. See Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Remand, dated March 30, 2010 (First Remand) (available at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/remands). As a result, in the First Remand the Department used the same allocation methodology it used in the Final Results. In PSC VSMPO–AVISMA Corp. v. United States, 724 F. Supp. 2d 1308 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2010) (AVISMA II), the CIT remanded the Final Results again, instructing the Department to consider VSMPO–AVISMA’s entire production process, including titanium production, in allocating joint costs to the subject merchandise. The CIT found the Department’s cost-allocation methodology in the Final Results to be unsupported by substantial record evidence and not in accordance with section 773(e)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See AVISMA II, 724 F. Supp. 2d at 1313–16. In accordance with the CIT’s order in 1 VSMPO–AVISMA submitted the Foster Affidavit as part of its administrative case brief, dated June 11, 2008, which the Department rejected as untimely new factual information. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 73980 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 239 / Wednesday, December 12, 2012 / Notices AVISMA II, and under respectful protest, the Department reexamined its calculation methodology to take VSMPO–AVISMA’s entire production process into account, including the stages of production encompassing and following ilmenite catalyzation, and, based on that examination, the Department recalculated the weightedaverage dumping margin for VSMPO– AVISMA. See Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Remand, dated November 22, 2010 (Second Remand) (available at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/remands). As a result of the Department’s recalculations, the weighted-average dumping margin for the period April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007, for magnesium metal from the Russian Federation became 8.51 percent for VSMPO–AVISMA. See Second Remand. The CIT sustained the Department’s Second Remand on March 1, 2011. See PSC VSMPO–AVISMA Corp. v. United States, Consol. Court No 08–00321, Slip Op. 11–22 (Ct. Int’l Trade March 1, 2011) (AVISMA III). On March 11, 2011, consistent with Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010), and pursuant to section 516A(c) of the Act, the Department notified the public that the final CIT judgment in AVISMA III was not in harmony with the Department’s final determination and amended the final results of the administrative review with respect to VSMPO–AVISMA to reflect the final CIT judgment in AVISMA III. See Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results of Administrative Review Pursuant to Court Decision, 76 FR 13355 (March 11, 2011). On July 27, 2012, the CAFC reversed and remanded the decision of the CIT and ordered it to reinstate the final results of the administrative review as applied to VSMPO–AVISMA. See AVISMA IV, 688 F.3d at 765. In AVISMA IV, the CAFC found that the CIT infringed upon the Department’s authority to implement and enforce proper procedures for constructing an agency record in its proceedings by requiring the Department to consider the untimely submitted Foster Affidavit. See id. at 761–62. Further, in AVISMA IV, the CAFC found that the CIT erred in its interpretation of section 773(e)(1) of the Act by mandating the Department to adopt the facility-wise cost allocation methodology and that the Department’s choice of accounting methodology in VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:48 Dec 11, 2012 Jkt 229001 the Final Results was supported by substantial record evidence and in accordance with law. See id. at 762–65. On November 20, 2012, the CIT issued final judgment implementing the CAFC’s remand order in AVISMA IV and ordering reinstatement of the Final Results. See AVISMA V. Reinstatement of Final Results Because AVISMA V is a final court decision with respect to VSMPO– AVISMA, the Department is amending the final results of administrative review by reinstating the weighted-average dumping margin established in the Final Results for VSMPO–AVISMA. Accordingly, the weighted-average dumping margin for the period April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007, for magnesium metal from the Russian Federation is 15.77 percent for VSMPO– AVISMA. See Final Results, 73 FR at 52643. The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess antidumping duties on entries of the subject merchandise manufactured and exported during the POR by VSMPO–AVISMA using the assessment rates calculated by the Department in the Final Results. See id. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(e)(1), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 5, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–29990 Filed 12–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–831] Fresh Garlic From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010–2011 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting the administrative review (AR) of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), covering the period of review (POR) November 1, 2010, through October 31, 2011. The mandatory respondents in this AR are: Hebei Golden Bird Trading Co., Ltd. (Golden Bird) and Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd. (Xinboda). The Department has preliminarily determined that during AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the POR the respondents in this proceeding have made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). The Department is also preliminarily determining that five companies made no shipments.1 DATES: Effective Date: December 12, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Lindgren or Lingjun Wang, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3870 or (202) 482– 2316, respectively. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order includes all grades of garlic, whole or separated into constituent cloves. Fresh garlic that are subject to the order are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 0703.20.0010, 0703.20.0020, 0703.20.0090, 0710.80.7060, 0710.80.9750, 0711.90.6000, and 2005.90.9700. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description, available in Antidumping Duty Order: Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China, 59 FR 59209 (November 16, 1994), remains dispositive. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Of the remaining 20 companies subject to the review, five companies listed in Appendix I timely filed ‘‘no shipment’’ certifications stating that they had no entries of subject merchandise during the POR. The Department subsequently confirmed with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the ‘‘no shipment’’ claim made by these companies. Based on the certifications by these companies and our analysis of CBP information, we preliminarily determine that the companies listed in Appendix I did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR. In addition, the Department finds that consistent with its recently announced refinement to its assessment practice in non-market economy (NME) cases, further discussed below, it is appropriate not to rescind the review in part in these circumstances but, rather, 1 On June 11, 2012, the Department issued a partial rescission, rescinding the AR for 100 companies for whom requests for review were withdrawn. See Fresh Garlic From the People’s Republic of China: Partial Rescission of the 2010– 2011 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 77 FR 36480 (June 19, 2012). E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-821-819]


Magnesium Metal From the Russian Federation: Notice of Reinstated 
Final Results of Administrative Review Pursuant to Court Decision

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

SUMMARY: On July 27, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the 
Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed and remanded a decision of the United 
States Court of International Trade (CIT) and ordered it to reinstate 
the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty 
order on magnesium metal from the Russian Federation covering the 
period April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007, as applied to PSC VSMPO-
AVISMA Corporation (VSMPO-AVISMA). See PSC VSMPO-AVISMA Corp. v. United 
States, 688 F.3d 751 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (AVISMA IV); see also Magnesium 
Metal from the Russian Federation: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 73 FR 52642 (September 10, 2008) (Final 
Results). On November 20, 2012, the CIT issued final judgment pursuant 
to the CAFC's remand order in AVISMA IV reinstating the final results 
of administrative review with respect to VSMPO-AVISMA. See PSC VSMPO-
AVISMA Corp. v. United States, Consol. Court No 08-00321, Slip Op. 12-
142 (Ct. Int'l Trade November 20, 2012) (AVISMA V). Having previously 
amended the final results of administrative review pursuant to the 
earlier CIT decision, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is, 
in accordance with AVISMA V, once again amending the final results of 
the administrative review with respect to VSMPO-AVISMA to reinstate its 
original determination. See Final Results.

DATES: Effective Date: March 11, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov or Minoo Hatten, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0665 or (202) 482-1690, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On September 10, 2008, the Department published the final results 
of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium 
metal from the Russian Federation for the period of review April 1, 
2006, through March 31, 2007. See Final Results. In the Final Results 
the Department determined that it was appropriate to treat raw 
magnesium and chlorine gas manufactured by VSMPO-AVISMA as co-products 
and to employ a net-realizable-value (NRV) analysis to allocate joint 
costs incurred up to the split-off point where raw magnesium and 
chlorine gas become separately identifiable products. The Department 
calculated a weighted-average dumping margin for AVISMA of 15.77 
percent for the period April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007. See Final 
Results, 73 FR at 52643.
    The CIT remanded the Final Results to the Department to take into 
account an affidavit from Dr. George Foster, an accounting professor 
(the Foster Affidavit), when considering the best methodology for 
calculating the NRV for the chlorine gas.\1\ See PSC VSMPO-AVISMA Corp. 
v. United States, Consol. Court No 08-00321, Slip Op. 09-120 (Ct. Int'l 
Trade October 20, 2009) (AVISMA I). In accordance with the CIT's order 
in AVISMA I, the Department admitted the Foster Affidavit into the 
record, considered the arguments of Dr. Foster upon remand, and, as a 
result of that consideration, determined not to recalculate the dumping 
margin for VSMPO-AVISMA upon concluding that Dr. Foster's proposed 
methodology was not appropriate to use in this case. See Results of 
Redetermination Pursuant to Remand, dated March 30, 2010 (First Remand) 
(available at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/remands). As a result, in the First 
Remand the Department used the same allocation methodology it used in 
the Final Results.
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    \1\ VSMPO-AVISMA submitted the Foster Affidavit as part of its 
administrative case brief, dated June 11, 2008, which the Department 
rejected as untimely new factual information.
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    In PSC VSMPO-AVISMA Corp. v. United States, 724 F. Supp. 2d 1308 
(Ct. Int'l Trade 2010) (AVISMA II), the CIT remanded the Final Results 
again, instructing the Department to consider VSMPO-AVISMA's entire 
production process, including titanium production, in allocating joint 
costs to the subject merchandise. The CIT found the Department's cost-
allocation methodology in the Final Results to be unsupported by 
substantial record evidence and not in accordance with section 
773(e)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See AVISMA 
II, 724 F. Supp. 2d at 1313-16. In accordance with the CIT's order in

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AVISMA II, and under respectful protest, the Department reexamined its 
calculation methodology to take VSMPO-AVISMA's entire production 
process into account, including the stages of production encompassing 
and following ilmenite catalyzation, and, based on that examination, 
the Department recalculated the weighted-average dumping margin for 
VSMPO-AVISMA. See Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Remand, dated 
November 22, 2010 (Second Remand) (available at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/remands). As a result of the Department's recalculations, the weighted-
average dumping margin for the period April 1, 2006, through March 31, 
2007, for magnesium metal from the Russian Federation became 8.51 
percent for VSMPO-AVISMA. See Second Remand. The CIT sustained the 
Department's Second Remand on March 1, 2011. See PSC VSMPO-AVISMA Corp. 
v. United States, Consol. Court No 08-00321, Slip Op. 11-22 (Ct. Int'l 
Trade March 1, 2011) (AVISMA III).
    On March 11, 2011, consistent with Timken Co. v. United States, 893 
F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades 
Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010), and 
pursuant to section 516A(c) of the Act, the Department notified the 
public that the final CIT judgment in AVISMA III was not in harmony 
with the Department's final determination and amended the final results 
of the administrative review with respect to VSMPO-AVISMA to reflect 
the final CIT judgment in AVISMA III. See Magnesium Metal from the 
Russian Federation: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final 
Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results of 
Administrative Review Pursuant to Court Decision, 76 FR 13355 (March 
11, 2011).
    On July 27, 2012, the CAFC reversed and remanded the decision of 
the CIT and ordered it to reinstate the final results of the 
administrative review as applied to VSMPO-AVISMA. See AVISMA IV, 688 
F.3d at 765. In AVISMA IV, the CAFC found that the CIT infringed upon 
the Department's authority to implement and enforce proper procedures 
for constructing an agency record in its proceedings by requiring the 
Department to consider the untimely submitted Foster Affidavit. See id. 
at 761-62. Further, in AVISMA IV, the CAFC found that the CIT erred in 
its interpretation of section 773(e)(1) of the Act by mandating the 
Department to adopt the facility-wise cost allocation methodology and 
that the Department's choice of accounting methodology in the Final 
Results was supported by substantial record evidence and in accordance 
with law. See id. at 762-65. On November 20, 2012, the CIT issued final 
judgment implementing the CAFC's remand order in AVISMA IV and ordering 
reinstatement of the Final Results. See AVISMA V.

Reinstatement of Final Results

    Because AVISMA V is a final court decision with respect to VSMPO-
AVISMA, the Department is amending the final results of administrative 
review by reinstating the weighted-average dumping margin established 
in the Final Results for VSMPO-AVISMA. Accordingly, the weighted-
average dumping margin for the period April 1, 2006, through March 31, 
2007, for magnesium metal from the Russian Federation is 15.77 percent 
for VSMPO-AVISMA. See Final Results, 73 FR at 52643. The Department 
will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess antidumping 
duties on entries of the subject merchandise manufactured and exported 
during the POR by VSMPO-AVISMA using the assessment rates calculated by 
the Department in the Final Results. See id.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
516A(e)(1), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 5, 2012.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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