Honey From Argentina; Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011, 77031-77032 [2012-31450]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Notices entries of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 1, 2010, for the AD Order and January 1, 2012, for the CVD Order.8 In accordance with section 778 of the Act, we will also instruct CBP to pay interest on and refund any AD deposits with respect to the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 1, 2010, the first day of the tenth administrative review period, the review of which is now terminated by virtue of the effective date of the revocation of the AD Order. We will also instruct CBP to pay interest on and refund any CVD deposits with respect to the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 2012, the earliest date on which entries remain suspended under the CVD Order. This notice is published in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, 351.221(c)(3), and 351.222. Dated: December 20, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–31436 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–357–812] Honey From Argentina; Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010–2011 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department ofCommerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the 2010–2011 antidumping duty administrative review on honey from Argentina because all parties have withdrawn their requests for review and the antidumping duty order on imports of honey from Argentina is being revoked, effective December 1, 2010. DATES: Effective December 31, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Edwards or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: 8 There is no administrative review of the CVD Order for the period January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011; therefore, there are no unliquidated entries during this period. VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:28 Dec 28, 2012 Jkt 229001 Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at (202) 482–8029 or (202) 482–3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 10, 2001, the Department published the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina.1 On December 1, 2011, the Department published in the Federal Register the notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina for the period December 1, 2010, through November 30, 2011.2 Between December 29, 2011, and January 3, 2012, the Department received several requests from interested parties that the Department conduct an administrative review of certain producers/exporters of honey from Argentina.3 On January 31, 2012, the Department published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the 2010–2011 administrative review of honey from Argentina.4 On February 23, 2012, the Department released the results of a data query to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding imports into the United States of honey from Argentina during the period of review (POR).5 We did not receive any comments from parties regarding the CBP entry data. On March 19, 2012, the Department selected mandatory respondents for this administrative review based on import volume figures (i.e., HoneyMax S.A. (Honeymax) and Nexco).6 On March 22, 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Honey from Argentina, 66 FR 63672 (December 10, 2001) (Order). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 76 FR 74773 (December 1, 2011). 3 See Letter from Nexco S.A. (Nexco), titled ‘‘Request for Administrative Review and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order,’’ dated December 29, 2011; Letter from Algodonera Avellaneda, S.A. (Algodonera), titled ‘‘Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 30, 2011; Letter from ´ ˜´ Apıcola Danangie, Companıa Inversora Platense ´ ˜´ S.A. (CIPSA), Mielar S.A./Companıa Apıcola Argentina S.A., Patagonik S.A., TransHoney S.A., and Villamora S.A., titled ‘‘Administrative Review Request,’’ dated December 31, 2011; and Letter from the American Honey Producers Association and the Sioux Honey Association (petitioners), titled ‘‘Request for Review,’’ dated January 3, 2011. 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 77 FR 4759 (January 31, 2012) (Initiation Notice). 5 See Memorandum to the File, from Patrick Edwards, Analyst, regarding ‘‘United States Customs and Border Protection Entry Data for Selection of Respondents for Individual Review,’’ dated February 23, 2012. 6 See Memorandum to the File, from Patrick Edwards, titled ‘‘Respondent Selection Memorandum,’’ dated March 19, 2012. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77031 2012, the Department issued the antidumping duty questionnaire to Honeymax and Nexco. On April 24, 2012, the American Honey Producers Association and the Sioux Honey Association (collectively, petitioners) withdrew their request for review for ten of the original twenty-two companies for which they had made a review request, including Honeymax, a mandatory respondent.7 We received Nexco’s response to section A of the antidumping duty questionnaire on April 26, 2012.8 On April 27, 2012, petitioners additionally withdrew their request for TransHoney S.A. and we concurrently received a notice of withdrawal from TransHoney S.A. itself.9 Because petitioners timely withdrew their request for review regarding HoneyMax, and because HoneyMax did not self-request a review, we issued a supplemental respondent selection memorandum, selecting CIPSA as the alternate mandatory respondents.10 We issued the antidumping duty questionnaire to CIPSA on May 16, 2012. We received Nexco’s responses to sections B and C of the Department’s questionnaire on May 22, 2012.11 We received CIPSA’s section A questionnaire response, and its section B and C questionnaire responses on June 18, 2012, and June 29, 2012, respectively.12 On July 24, 2012, petitioners filed a submission withdrawing their review requests for the remaining companies for which they had requested a review and further indicated that they were simultaneously filing a request for the initiation of a ‘‘no interest’’ changed circumstances review, under which petitioners would be seeking the revocation of the Order on honey from Argentina.13 We received similar withdrawals of request for review from Nexco and CIPSA also on July 24, 2012. 7 See Letter from petitioners, titled ‘‘Partial Withdrawal of 10th Annual Administrative Review,’’ dated April 24, 2012. 8 See Nexco’s section A Questionnaire Response, dated April 26, 2012. 9 See Letter from petitioners, titled ‘‘Partial Withdrawal of 10th Annual Administrative Review,’’ dated April 27, 2012; see also Letter from TransHoney S.A., titled ‘‘Withdrawal of Antidumping Administrative Review Request of TransHoney S.A.,’’ dated April 27, 2012. 10 See Memorandum to the File, from Patrick Edwards, Analyst, titled ‘‘Respondent Selection Memorandum,’’ dated May 8, 2012. 11 See Nexco’s section B and C Questionnaire Responses, dated May 22, 2012. 12 See CIPSA’s section A Questionnaire Response, dated June 18, 2012; see also CIPSA’s section B and C Questionnaire Response, dated June 29, 2012. 13 See Letter from petitioners, titled ‘‘Petitioners’ Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated July 24, 2012. E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 77032 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Notices On July 30, 2012, all remaining parties that had requested an administrative review during the instant POR withdrew their requests for review given petitioners’ filing of a request for a ‘‘no interest’’ changed circumstances review, seeking revocation of the Order. Period of Review The POR is December 1, 2010, through November 30, 2011. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is honey from Argentina. The products covered are natural honey, artificial honey containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight, preparations of natural honey containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight, and flavored honey. The subject merchandise includes all grades and colors of honey whether in liquid, creamed, comb, cut comb, or chunk form, and whether packaged for retail or in bulk form. The merchandise is currently classifiable under subheadings 0409.00.00, 1702.90.90, and 2106.90.99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise under the order is dispositive. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review As the Order on honey from Argentina is being revoked, effective as of the first day of this administrative review period (i.e., December 1, 2010),14 the Department is rescinding this administrative review consistent with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4) and 351.222(g)(4). Assessment Instructions Given the revocation of the Order, the Department will instruct CBP to terminate suspension of liquidation effective December 1, 2010. The Department will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties, all unliquidated entries of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 1, 2010. In accordance with section 778 of the Act, we will also instruct CBP to pay interest on and refund any AD deposits with respect to the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 1, 2010, the first day of this administrative review period, which is now terminated by virtue of the effective date of the 14 See notice of final results of changed circumstances review of honey from Argentina signed concurrently with this notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:28 Dec 28, 2012 Jkt 229001 revocation. The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice of rescission of administrative review. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: December 20, 2012. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. 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This healthcare mission will directly contribute to the National Export Initiative (NEI) by assisting U.S. businesses in entering the Russian healthcare market and increasing U.S. exports. It will also be a deliverable for PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission Business Development and Economic Relations Working Group. The mission will help participants gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to Russia. The mission will include one-on-one business appointments with prescreened potential partners, market briefings, and networking events. Joining this official U.S. delegation will provide participating companies an opportunity to assess the Russian healthcare market. Commercial Setting Russia is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and its healthcare system is evolving rapidly with a promising outlook for U.S. healthcare exports, particularly in the medical equipment, dental equipment and biotechnology subsectors. Russia’s National Health Project aims at improving access and funding for healthcare and improving Russia’s healthcare sector, and has created opportunities for increased U.S. exports in the healthcare sector. Approximately 20% of overall health care spending is covered out-of- pocket by patients. Voluntary healthcare insurance programs currently account for approximately one-third of total private healthcare expenditures. According to future reform plans, mandatory insurance funds will serve as the main source of healthcare funding and will provide transparency and monetary control within the system. The National Health Project was signed by President Putin in 2005 and was designed to significantly improve Russian healthcare. From 2011–2013, $15.4 billion was allocated from both the federal budget and the Mandatory Healthcare Insurance Fund [to the National Health Project?]. The Program of Modernization in Healthcare 2011– 2012, aimed at renovating and upgrading healthcare facilities, was financed at $11 billion. The significant funding reflects the current need for new modern technologies for diagnostics and treatment. Russian patients are becoming more aware of modern medical technologies around the world and expect the same types of treatment in Russia. In addition to these programs that are currently being implemented, the Ministry of Health has recently developed a draft government program called ‘‘Development of Healthcare in the Russian Federation.’’ This document is currently under review for approval. It contains the principles of preventive E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-357-812]


Honey From Argentina; Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2010-2011

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department ofCommerce.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the 
2010-2011 antidumping duty administrative review on honey from 
Argentina because all parties have withdrawn their requests for review 
and the antidumping duty order on imports of honey from Argentina is 
being revoked, effective December 1, 2010.

DATES: Effective December 31, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Edwards or Angelica Mendoza, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at (202) 482-8029 or 
(202) 482-3019, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On December 10, 2001, the Department published the antidumping duty 
order on honey from Argentina.\1\ On December 1, 2011, the Department 
published in the Federal Register the notice of opportunity to request 
an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from 
Argentina for the period December 1, 2010, through November 30, 
2011.\2\ Between December 29, 2011, and January 3, 2012, the Department 
received several requests from interested parties that the Department 
conduct an administrative review of certain producers/exporters of 
honey from Argentina.\3\ On January 31, 2012, the Department published 
in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the 2010-2011 
administrative review of honey from Argentina.\4\
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Honey from Argentina, 
66 FR 63672 (December 10, 2001) (Order).
    \2\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative 
Review, 76 FR 74773 (December 1, 2011).
    \3\ See Letter from Nexco S.A. (Nexco), titled ``Request for 
Administrative Review and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order,'' 
dated December 29, 2011; Letter from Algodonera Avellaneda, S.A. 
(Algodonera), titled ``Request for Administrative Review,'' dated 
December 30, 2011; Letter from Ap[iacute]cola Danangie, 
Compa[ntilde][iacute]a Inversora Platense S.A. (CIPSA), Mielar S.A./
Compa[ntilde][iacute]a Ap[iacute]cola Argentina S.A., Patagonik 
S.A., TransHoney S.A., and Villamora S.A., titled ``Administrative 
Review Request,'' dated December 31, 2011; and Letter from the 
American Honey Producers Association and the Sioux Honey Association 
(petitioners), titled ``Request for Review,'' dated January 3, 2011.
    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 77 FR 
4759 (January 31, 2012) (Initiation Notice).
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    On February 23, 2012, the Department released the results of a data 
query to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding imports 
into the United States of honey from Argentina during the period of 
review (POR).\5\ We did not receive any comments from parties regarding 
the CBP entry data. On March 19, 2012, the Department selected 
mandatory respondents for this administrative review based on import 
volume figures (i.e., HoneyMax S.A. (Honeymax) and Nexco).\6\ On March 
22, 2012, the Department issued the antidumping duty questionnaire to 
Honeymax and Nexco. On April 24, 2012, the American Honey Producers 
Association and the Sioux Honey Association (collectively, petitioners) 
withdrew their request for review for ten of the original twenty-two 
companies for which they had made a review request, including Honeymax, 
a mandatory respondent.\7\ We received Nexco's response to section A of 
the antidumping duty questionnaire on April 26, 2012.\8\ On April 27, 
2012, petitioners additionally withdrew their request for TransHoney 
S.A. and we concurrently received a notice of withdrawal from 
TransHoney S.A. itself.\9\
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    \5\ See Memorandum to the File, from Patrick Edwards, Analyst, 
regarding ``United States Customs and Border Protection Entry Data 
for Selection of Respondents for Individual Review,'' dated February 
23, 2012.
    \6\ See Memorandum to the File, from Patrick Edwards, titled 
``Respondent Selection Memorandum,'' dated March 19, 2012.
    \7\ See Letter from petitioners, titled ``Partial Withdrawal of 
10th Annual Administrative Review,'' dated April 24, 2012.
    \8\ See Nexco's section A Questionnaire Response, dated April 
26, 2012.
    \9\ See Letter from petitioners, titled ``Partial Withdrawal of 
10th Annual Administrative Review,'' dated April 27, 2012; see also 
Letter from TransHoney S.A., titled ``Withdrawal of Antidumping 
Administrative Review Request of TransHoney S.A.,'' dated April 27, 
2012.
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    Because petitioners timely withdrew their request for review 
regarding HoneyMax, and because HoneyMax did not self-request a review, 
we issued a supplemental respondent selection memorandum, selecting 
CIPSA as the alternate mandatory respondents.\10\ We issued the 
antidumping duty questionnaire to CIPSA on May 16, 2012. We received 
Nexco's responses to sections B and C of the Department's questionnaire 
on May 22, 2012.\11\ We received CIPSA's section A questionnaire 
response, and its section B and C questionnaire responses on June 18, 
2012, and June 29, 2012, respectively.\12\
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    \10\ See Memorandum to the File, from Patrick Edwards, Analyst, 
titled ``Respondent Selection Memorandum,'' dated May 8, 2012.
    \11\ See Nexco's section B and C Questionnaire Responses, dated 
May 22, 2012.
    \12\ See CIPSA's section A Questionnaire Response, dated June 
18, 2012; see also CIPSA's section B and C Questionnaire Response, 
dated June 29, 2012.
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    On July 24, 2012, petitioners filed a submission withdrawing their 
review requests for the remaining companies for which they had 
requested a review and further indicated that they were simultaneously 
filing a request for the initiation of a ``no interest'' changed 
circumstances review, under which petitioners would be seeking the 
revocation of the Order on honey from Argentina.\13\ We received 
similar withdrawals of request for review from Nexco and CIPSA also on 
July 24, 2012.

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On July 30, 2012, all remaining parties that had requested an 
administrative review during the instant POR withdrew their requests 
for review given petitioners' filing of a request for a ``no interest'' 
changed circumstances review, seeking revocation of the Order.
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    \13\ See Letter from petitioners, titled ``Petitioners' 
Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,'' dated July 24, 
2012.
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Period of Review

    The POR is December 1, 2010, through November 30, 2011.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is honey from Argentina. The 
products covered are natural honey, artificial honey containing more 
than 50 percent natural honey by weight, preparations of natural honey 
containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight, and flavored 
honey. The subject merchandise includes all grades and colors of honey 
whether in liquid, creamed, comb, cut comb, or chunk form, and whether 
packaged for retail or in bulk form. The merchandise is currently 
classifiable under subheadings 0409.00.00, 1702.90.90, and 2106.90.99 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). 
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the Department's written description of the merchandise under 
the order is dispositive.

Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

    As the Order on honey from Argentina is being revoked, effective as 
of the first day of this administrative review period (i.e., December 
1, 2010),\14\ the Department is rescinding this administrative review 
consistent with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4) and 351.222(g)(4).
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    \14\ See notice of final results of changed circumstances review 
of honey from Argentina signed concurrently with this notice.
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Assessment Instructions

    Given the revocation of the Order, the Department will instruct CBP 
to terminate suspension of liquidation effective December 1, 2010. The 
Department will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping 
duties, all unliquidated entries of the subject merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 1, 2010. 
In accordance with section 778 of the Act, we will also instruct CBP to 
pay interest on and refund any AD deposits with respect to the subject 
merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after December 1, 2010, the first day of this administrative review 
period, which is now terminated by virtue of the effective date of the 
revocation. The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this 
notice of rescission of administrative review.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 
and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

     Dated: December 20, 2012.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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