Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012, 4383-4384 [2013-01180]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2013 / Notices Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: January 15, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–01189 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–2–2013] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Foreign-Trade Zone 117—Orange, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Signal International Texas GP, LLC (Shipbuilding), Orange, TX The Foreign Trade Zone of Southeast Texas, Inc., grantee of FTZ 117, submitted a notification of proposed production activity on behalf of Signal International Texas GP, LLC (Signal), located in Orange, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on January 10, 2013. The Signal facility is located at 91 Front Street, Orange (Orange County), Texas. A separate application for subzone status at the Signal facility was submitted and will be processed under Section 400.31 of the Board’s regulations. The facility is used for the construction and repair of oceangoing vessels. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b) of the regulations, FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Signal from customs duty payments on foreign status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, Signal would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that apply to oceangoing vessels (duty rate—free) for the foreign status inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. Components and materials sourced from abroad include: coatings/resins, fittings, flanges, couplings, sleeves, anchors, wire, copper fittings, fasteners, aluminum rods/profiles/fittings, marine engines, boxes/crates/bins, handles, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jan 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 knobs, gaskets, tarpaulins, life jackets, insulation, plaster tiles, tableware, winches, ladders, hangers, pipes/fittings of lead and tin, flexible tubing of base metals, boilers, steam turbines and related parts, diesel engines and related parts, non-aircraft gas turbines, hydro jet engines, pumps and related parts, compressors, turbochargers, refrigeration/cooling equipment, electric motors, generators, evaporative air coolers, derricks, other machinery, valves, filters, liquid purifiers, sprayers, electrical ballasts, transformers, bearings, acoustic baffles, heaters, transmission shafts, propellers, starters, radio/TV/radar equipment, signaling devices, electrical components and panels, wiring harnesses, lamps, cables, mirrors, sonar apparatus, optical instruments, micrometers and calipers, thermostats, chronometers, regulators, controllers, and search lights (duty rate ranges from free to 6.7%). The production activity under FTZ procedures would be subject to the ‘‘standard shipyard restriction’’ applicable to foreign origin steel mill products (e.g., angles, pipe, plate), which requires that all applicable duties be paid on such items. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is March 4, 2013. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or (202) 482–1378. Dated: January 15, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–01190 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4383 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–825] Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011– 2012 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from Brazil. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares). We preliminarily find that subject merchandise has not been sold at less than normal value. DATES: Effective Date: January 22, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Dreisonstok 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) 482–0768, and (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. The SSB subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.00, 7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, 7222.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The written description is dispositive. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Import Administration’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’). Access to IA ACCESS is E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 4384 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2013 / Notices available to registered users at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete 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. Methodology The Department has conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Constructed export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. In accordance with section 773(b) of the Act, we disregarded certain sales by Villares in the home market which were made at below-cost prices. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Preliminary Results of Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that a weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for Villares for the period February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012. Disclosure and Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit cases briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs. Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), 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, filed electronically via 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 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jan 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, the Department shall determine and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. If Villares’ weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis in the final results of this review, we will calculate an importer-specific assessment rate on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If Villares’ weightedaverage dumping margin continues to be zero or de minimis in the final results of review, we will instruct CBP not to assess duties on any of its entries in accordance with the Final Modification for Reviews, i.e., ‘‘{w}here the weightedaverage margin of dumping for the exporter is determined to be zero or de minimis, no antidumping duties will be assessed.’’ 1 The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Villares for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of SSB from Brazil entered, or withdrawn from 1 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 80102 (February 14, 2012). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Villares will be the rate established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 19.43 percent, the all-others rate established in the Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil, 59 FR 66914 (December 28, 1994). These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 14, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Scope of the Order 3. Fair Value Comparisons 4. Product Comparisons 5. Date of Sale 6. Constructed Export Price 7. Home Market Viability as Comparison Market 8. Level of Trade 9. Cost of Production 10. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices 11. Currency Conversion [FR Doc. 2013–01180 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4383-4384]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01180]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-825]


Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel 
bar (SSB) from Brazil. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2011, 
through January 31, 2012. The review covers one producer/exporter of 
the subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares). We 
preliminarily find that subject merchandise has not been sold at less 
than normal value.

DATES: Effective Date: January 22, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Dreisonstok 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-
0768, and (202) 482-1690, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. The SSB subject to the 
order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.00, 
7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, 7222.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes. A full description of 
the scope of the order is contained in the memorandum from Christian 
Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Bar from 
Brazil'' dated concurrently with this notice (``Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum''), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The written 
description is dispositive.
    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on 
file electronically via Import Administration's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (``IA 
ACCESS''). Access to IA ACCESS is

[[Page 4384]]

available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and is 
available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the 
main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete 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.

Methodology

    The Department has conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Constructed 
export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. 
Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. 
In accordance with section 773(b) of the Act, we disregarded certain 
sales by Villares in the home market which were made at below-cost 
prices. For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that a 
weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for Villares for 
the period February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit cases 
briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, 
may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case 
briefs. Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this 
proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement 
of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), 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, 
filed electronically via 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 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests 
should contain: (1) The party's name, address and telephone number; (2) 
the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. 
Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the 
respective case briefs. The Department intends to issue the final 
results of this administrative review, including the results of its 
analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 
days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the administrative review, the Department shall 
determine and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. If Villares' weighted-
average dumping margin is above de minimis in the final results of this 
review, we will calculate an importer-specific assessment rate on the 
basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated 
for the importer's examined sales and the total entered value of the 
sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If Villares' weighted-
average dumping margin continues to be zero or de minimis in the final 
results of review, we will instruct CBP not to assess duties on any of 
its entries in accordance with the Final Modification for Reviews, 
i.e., ``{w{time} here the weighted-average margin of dumping for the 
exporter is determined to be zero or de minimis, no antidumping duties 
will be assessed.'' \1\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 80102 (February 14, 
2012).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Department clarified its ``automatic assessment'' regulation on 
May 6, 2003. This clarification will apply to entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR produced by Villares for which it did not 
know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such 
instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the 
all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) 
involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this 
clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of 
the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of SSB from Brazil entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by 
section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Villares 
will be the rate established in the final results of this 
administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or 
exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of 
the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-
specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter 
is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original 
investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be 
the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of 
the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers 
or exporters will continue to be 19.43 percent, the all-others rate 
established in the Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value: Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil, 59 FR 66914 (December 28, 
1994). These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: January 14, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

1. Scope of the Order
3. Fair Value Comparisons
4. Product Comparisons
5. Date of Sale
6. Constructed Export Price
7. Home Market Viability as Comparison Market
8. Level of Trade
9. Cost of Production
10. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices
11. Currency Conversion

[FR Doc. 2013-01180 Filed 1-18-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P