Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012, 55680-55683 [2013-22028]

Download as PDF 55680 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2013 / Notices In a letter dated August 23, 2013, BTIC withdrew its request for review of itself. No other parties requested a review. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is seamless steel cylinders designed for storage or transport of compressed or liquefied gas (‘‘high pressure steel cylinders’’). High pressure steel cylinders are fabricated of chrome alloy steel including, but not limited to, chromium-molybdenum steel or chromium magnesium steel, and have permanently impressed into the steel, either before or after importation, the symbol of a U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (‘‘DOT’’) approved high pressure steel cylinder manufacturer, as well as an approved DOT type marking of DOT 3A, 3AX, 3AA, 3AAX, 3B, 3E, 3HT, 3T, or DOT–E (followed by a specific exemption number) in accordance with the requirements of sections 178.36 through 178.68 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or any subsequent amendments thereof. High pressure steel cylinders covered by the investigation have a water capacity up to 450 liters, and a gas capacity ranging from 8 to 702 cubic feet, regardless of corresponding service pressure levels and regardless of physical dimensions, finish or coatings. Excluded from the scope of the order are high pressure steel cylinders manufactured to UN–ISO–9809–1 and 2 specifications and permanently impressed with ISO or UN symbols. Also excluded from the investigation are acetylene cylinders, with or without internal porous mass, and permanently impressed with 8A or 8AL in accordance with DOT regulations. Merchandise covered by the order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under subheading 7311.00.00.30. Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7311.00.00.60 or 7311.00.00.90. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under the investigation is dispositive. Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws the Notice. However, because June 30, 2013, was a Sunday, BITC filed its request for review on the next business day, July 1, 2013. See 19 CFR 351.303(b). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Sep 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. BTIC timely withdrew its request for review of itself. Because no other party requested a review, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department is rescinding the entire administrative review of the antidumping duty order on high pressure steel cylinders from the PRC for the period December 15, 2011, to May 31, 2013. Dated: September 5, 2013. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Assessment Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011–2012 The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, if appropriate. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a 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. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 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 violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2013–22126 Filed 9–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–929] Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 8, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012. For the final results, we continue to find that certain companies covered by this review have not made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value, and that other companies are now part of the PRC-wide entity. DATES: Effective Date: September 11, 2013. AGENCY: 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 March 8, 2013, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the PRC.1 We received case and rebuttal briefs with respect to the Preliminary Results. We have conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 1 See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission; 2011–2012, 78 FR 14964 (March 8, 2013) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2013 / Notices Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order includes all small diameter graphite electrodes with a nominal or actual diameter of 400 millimeters (16 inches) or less and graphite pin joining systems for small diameter graphite electrodes. Small diameter graphite electrodes and graphite pin joining systems for small diameter graphite electrodes that are subject to the order are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 8545.11.0010 and 3801.10. The HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum,2 which is hereby adopted by this notice. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Determination of No Shipments UK Carbon and Graphite Co., Ltd. (UKCG) timely filed a ‘‘no shipment’’ certification stating that it had no entries of subject merchandise during the POR.3 We subsequently confirmed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the ‘‘no shipment’’ claim made by UKCG.4 Based on the certifications by UKCG and CBP’s confirmation, we determine that UKCG did not have any reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the POR, and will issue appropriate instructions that are consistent with our ‘‘automatic assessment’’ clarification, for these final results.5 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case briefs by parties to this administrative review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as Appendix 1. The Issues and 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 available to 2 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, From Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 See Letter from UKCG, dated May 29, 2012. 4 See CBP inquiry message 3207305, dated July 26, 2013. 5 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Sep 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Import Administration Web site at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Separate Rate for a Non-Selected Company In the Preliminary Results, we found that Xinghe County Muzi Carbon Co., Ltd. (Muzi Carbon) demonstrated its eligibility for separate-rate status.6 We have not received any information since then that would lead us to reconsider our preliminary finding. Therefore, we continue to determine that Muzi Carbon is eligible for separate-rate status. The PRC-Wide Entity In the Preliminary Results, we determined that four companies 7 for which a review was requested did not demonstrate their eligibility for a separate rate and are properly considered part of the PRC-wide entity.8 We have not received any information since then that would lead us to reconsider our preliminary determination with respect to these four companies. Therefore, we continue to find that these four companies should be treated as part of the PRC-wide entity and subject to the PRC-wide entity rate. In the Preliminary Results, we stated our intent not to rescind the review for certain companies that remain a part of the PRC-wide entity, notwithstanding timely withdrawal of review requests for these companies, because the PRC-wide entity remains under review.9 Since the Preliminary Results, we did not receive any information that would cause us to revisit our preliminary determination not to rescind the review with respect to these companies. Consistent with our practice, we will issue appropriate instructions to CBP for any entries made by the companies that remain a part of the PRC-wide entity during the POR. 6 See Preliminary Results, and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 6–7. 7 These companies are Dechang Shida Carbon Co., Ltd., Shida Carbon Group, Sichuan Shida Trading Co., Ltd., and Sichuan Guanghan Shida Carbon Co., Ltd. 8 See Preliminary Results, and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 8. 9 See id., 78 FR at 14966. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55681 Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have revised our calculation of the surrogate financial ratios used in the margin calculations for mandatory respondents, Fangda Group 10 and Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. (Fushun Jinly).11 This revision did not change the weighted-average margins we calculated in the Preliminary Results. Final Results of the Review We determine that the following percentage weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012: Company Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. ................... Beijing Fangda Carbon Tech Co., Ltd. ................................ Chengdu Rongguang Carbon Co., Ltd. ................................ Fangda Carbon New Material Co., Ltd. ................................ Fushun Carbon Co., Ltd. .......... Hefei Carbon Co., Ltd. ............. Xinghe County Muzi Carbon Co., Ltd. ................................ PRC-wide entity * ...................... Margin (percent) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 159.64 * The PRC-Wide entity includes the companies listed in Appendix 2. Assessment The Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b). We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of review. For Fushun Jinly, Muzi Carbon, and the five companies comprising the Fangda Group we will instruct CBP to liquidate all entries during the POR without regard to antidumping duties because their weighted-average 10 We refer to the Fangda Group as a single entity pursuant to 19 CFR 351.401(f)(1). See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 73 FR 49408, 49411–12 (August 21, 2008) (where we collapsed the following individual members of the Fangda Group: Beijing Fangda Carbon Tech Co., Ltd., Chengdu Rongguang Carbon Co., Ltd., Fangda Carbon New Material Co., Ltd., Fushun Carbon Co., Ltd., and Hefei Carbon Co., Ltd.), unchanged in Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances: Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China, 74 FR 2049 (January 14, 2009). 11 See accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 6. E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 55682 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2013 / Notices dumping margins in these final results are zero.12 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of these final results of review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) No cash deposit will be required for subject merchandise exported by Fushun Jinly, Muzi Carbon, and the five companies comprising the Fangda Group because they received a rate of 0.00 percent in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporterspecific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice. Notifications This notice serves as a final 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. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction 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. 12 See Antidumping Proceeding: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8103 (February 14, 2012). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Sep 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 Disclosure We intend to disclose the calculations performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). These final results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: September 4, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix 1 List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum Comment 1: U.S. Sales Attributable to Circumvention Determination Comment 2: Tolling Data Comment 3: Reconciliation of Factors of Production Comment 4: Differential Pricing and Targeted Dumping Analyses Comment 5: Rate for Non-Selected Companies Comment 6: Surrogate Financial Ratios Appendix 2 Firms for which we are not rescinding the review even though we received timely withdrawal requests because these companies are part of the PRC entity as they did not have a separate rate from a prior segment. 1. 5-Continent Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. 2. Acclcarbon Co., Ltd. 3. Allied Carbon (China) Co., Limited 4. Anssen Metallurgy Group Co., Ltd. 5. AMGL 6. Apex Maritime (Dalian) Co., Ltd. 7. Asahi Fine Carbon (Dalian) Co., Ltd. 8. Beijing Xinchengze Inc. 9. Beijing Xincheng Sci-Tech. Development Inc. 10. Chang Cheng Chang Electrode Co., Ltd. 11. Chengdelh Carbonaceous Elements Factory 12. Chengdu Jia Tang Corp. 13. China Industrial Mineral & Metals Group 14. China Shaanxi Richbond Imp. & Exp. Industrial Corp. Ltd. 15. China Xingyong Carbon Co., Ltd. 16. CIMM Group Co., Ltd. 17. Dalian Carbon & Graphite Corporation 18. Dalian Hongrui Carbon Co., Ltd. 19. Dalian Honest International Trade Co., Ltd. 20. Dalian Horton International Trading Co., Ltd. 21. Dalian LST Metallurgy Co., Ltd. 22. Dalian Shuangji Co., Ltd. 23. Datong Carbon 24. Datong Carbon Plant 25. Datong Xincheng Carbon Co., Ltd. 26. De Well Container Shipping Corp. 27. Dewell Group 28. Dignity Success Investment Trading Co., Ltd. 29. Double Dragon Metals and Mineral Tools Co., Ltd. 30. Fangda Lanzhou Carbon Joint Stock PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Company Co. Ltd. 31. Foset Co., Ltd. 32. Fushun Orient Carbon Co., Ltd. 33. Guangdong Highsun Yongye (Group) Co., Ltd. 34. Haimen Shuguang Carbon Industry Co., Ltd. 35. Handan Hanbo Material Co., Ltd. 36. Hebei Long Great Wall Electrode Co., Ltd. 37. Heilongjiang Xinyuan Metacarbon Company, Ltd. 38. Henan Sanli Carbon Products Co., Ltd. 39. Hopes (Beijing) International Co., Ltd. 40. Hunan Mec Machinery and Electronics Imp. & Exp. Corp. 41. Hunan Yinguang Carbon Factory Co., Ltd. 42. Inner Mongolia QingShan Special Graphite and Carbon Co., Ltd. 43. Inner Mongolia Xinghe County Hongyuan Electrical Carbon Factory 44. Jiang Long Carbon 45. Jiangsu Yafei Carbon Co., Ltd. 46. Jichun International Trade Co., Ltd. of Jilin Province 47. Jiexiu Juyuan Carbon Co., Ltd. 48. Jiexiu Ju-Yuan & Coaly Co., Ltd. 49. Jilin Carbon Graphite Material Co., Ltd. 50. Jilin Carbon Import and Export Company 51. Jilin Songjiang Carbon Co Ltd. 52. Jinneng Group Co., Ltd. 53. Jinyu Thermo-Electric Material Co., Ltd. 54. Kaifeng Carbon Company Ltd. 55. KASY Logistics (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. 56. Kimwan New Carbon Technology and Development Co., Ltd. 57. Kingstone Industrial Group Ltd. 58. L & T Group Co., Ltd. 59. Laishui Long Great Wall Electrode Co. Ltd. 60. Lanzhou Carbon Co., Ltd. 61. Lanzhou Carbon Import & Export Corp. 62. Lanzhou Hailong Technology 63. Lanzhou Ruixin Industrial Material Co., Ltd. 64. LH Carbon Factory of Chengde 65. Lianxing Carbon Qinghai Co., Ltd. 66. Lianxing Carbon Science Institute 67. Lianxing Carbon (Shandong) Co., Ltd. 68. Lianyungang Jinli Carbon Co., Ltd. 69. Liaoyang Carbon Co. Ltd. 70. Linyi County Lubei Carbon Co., Ltd. 71. Maoming Yongye (Group) Co., Ltd. 72. MBI Beijing International Trade Co., Ltd. 73. Nantong Yangtze Carbon Corp. Ltd. 74. Orient (Dalian) Carbon Resources Developing Co., Ltd. 75. Orient Star Transport International, Ltd. 76. Peixian Longxiang Foreign Trade Co. Ltd. 77. Qingdao Grand Graphite Products Co., Ltd. 78. Quingdao Haosheng Metals & Minerals Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. 79. Qingdao Liyikun Carbon Development Co., Ltd. 80. Qingdao Likun Graphite Co., Ltd. 81. Qingdao Ruizhen Carbon Co., Ltd. 82. Ray Group Ltd. 83. Rex International Forwarding Co., Ltd. 84. Rt Carbon Co., Ltd. 85. Ruitong Carbon Co., Ltd. 86. Shandong Basan Carbon Plant 87. Shandong Zibo Continent Carbon Factory 88. Shanghai Carbon International Trade Co., Ltd. 89. Shanghai P.W. International Ltd. 90. Shanghai Shen-Tech Graphite Material E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2013 / Notices Co., Ltd. 91. Shanghai Topstate International Trading Co., Ltd. 92. Shanxi Datong Energy Development Co., Ltd. 93. Shanxi Foset Carbon Co. Ltd. 94. Shanxi Jiexiu Import and Export Co., Ltd. 95. Shanxi Jinneng Group Co., Ltd. 96. Shanxi Yunheng Graphite Electrode Co., Ltd. 97. Shijaizhuang Carbon Co., Ltd. 98. Sichuan 5-Continent Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. 99. Sichuan GMT International Inc. 100. Sinicway International Logistics Ltd. 101. Sinosteel Anhui Co., Ltd. 102. Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. 103. Sinosteel Sichuan Co., Ltd. 104. SMMC Group Co., Ltd. 105. Sure Mega (Hong Kong) Ltd. 106. Tangshan Kimwan Special Carbon & Graphite Co., Ltd. 107. Tengchong Carbon Co., Ltd. 108. Tianjin (Teda) Iron & Steel Trade Co., Ltd. 109. Tianjin Kimwan Carbon Technology and Development Co., Ltd. 110. Tianjin Yue Yang Industrial & Trading Co., Ltd. 111. Tielong (Chengdu) Carbon Co., Ltd. 112. United Carbon Ltd. 113. United Trade Resources, Inc. 114. Weifang Lianxing Carbon Co., Ltd. 115. World Trade Metals & Minerals Co., Ltd. 116. XC Carbon Group 117. Xinyuan Carbon Co., Ltd. 118. Xuanhua Hongli Refractory and Mineral Company 119. Xuchang Minmetals & Industry Co., Ltd. 120. Xuzhou Carbon Co., Ltd. 121. Xuzhou Electrode Factory 122. Yangzhou Qionghua Carbon Trading Ltd. 123. Yixing Huaxin Imp & Exp Co. Ltd. 124. Youth Industry Co., Ltd. 125. Zhengzhou Jinyu Thermo-Electric Material Co., Ltd. 126. Zibo Continent Carbon Factory 127. Zibo DuoCheng Trading Co., Ltd. 128. Zibo Lianxing Carbon Co., Ltd. 129. Zibo Wuzhou Tanshun Carbon Co., Ltd. Companies that are now part of the PRC entity because they did not demonstrate in this review that they are entitled to a separate rate. 1. Dechang Shida Carbon Co., Ltd. 2. Shida Carbon Group 3. Sichuan Shida Trading Co., Ltd. 4. Sichuan Guanghan Shida Carbon Co., Ltd.13 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2013–22028 Filed 9–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 13 This company is the same entity as Guanghan Shida Carbon Co., Ltd., for which this administrative review was initiated. See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 77 FR 40854, 40856 (July 11, 2012). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Sep 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for nominations for potential National Sea Grant Advisory Board members and notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice responds to Section 209 of the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94– 461, 33 U.S.C. 1128), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board, a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice on the implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program. To apply for membership to the Advisory Board applicants should submit a current resume as indicated in the ADDRESSES section. A cover letter highlighting specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Board is helpful, but not required. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer. This notice also sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board. Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the National Sea Grant College Program Web site at http://seagrant.noaa.gov/ WhoWeAre/Leadership/ NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/ AdvisoryBoardUpcomingMeetings.aspx. DATES: Solicitation of nominations is open ended. Resumes may be sent to the address specified at any time. The announced meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST and Tuesday, September 24, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. Individuals Selected For Federal Advisory Committee Membership: Upon selection and agreement to serve on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board, you become a Special Government Employee (SGE) of the United States Government. 18 U.S.C. 202(a) an SGE(s) is an officer or employee of an agency who is retained, designated, appointed, or employed to perform temporary duties, with or without compensation, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55683 not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 consecutive days, either on a fulltime or intermittent basis. Please be aware that after the selection process is complete, applicants selected to serve on the Board must complete the following actions before they can be appointed as a Board member: (a) Security Clearance (on-line Background Security Check process and fingerprinting conducted through NOAA Workforce Management); and (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure Report—As an SGE, you are required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report to avoid involvement in a real or apparent conflict of interest. You may find the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report at the following Web site. http://www.oge.gov/Forms-Library/ OGE-Form-450-Confidential-FinancialDisclosure-Report/. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Ms. Elizabeth Ban, Designated Federal Officer, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 11853, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 734– 1082. The September meeting will be held at Stone Laboratory, 878 Bayview Avenue, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on Tuesday, September 24 at 1:30 p.m. (check agenda on Web site to confirm time). The Board expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by the Designated Federal Officer by Monday, September 16, 2013 to provide sufficient time for the Board review. Written comments received after Monday, September 16, 2013 will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth Ban, Designated Federal Officer, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 11853; Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 734– 1082. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established by Section 209 of the Act and as amended the National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-929]


Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-
2012

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

SUMMARY: On March 8, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the 
People's Republic of China (the PRC). The period of review (POR) is 
February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012. For the final results, we 
continue to find that certain companies covered by this review have not 
made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value, and that 
other companies are now part of the PRC-wide entity.

DATES: Effective Date: September 11, 2013.

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 March 8, 2013, the Department published the preliminary results 
of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small 
diameter graphite electrodes from the PRC.\1\ We received case and 
rebuttal briefs with respect to the Preliminary Results.
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    \1\ See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review and Partial Rescission; 2011-2012, 78 FR 14964 
(March 8, 2013) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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    We have conducted this administrative review in accordance with 
section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order includes all small diameter 
graphite electrodes with a nominal or actual diameter of 400 
millimeters (16 inches) or less and graphite pin joining systems for 
small diameter graphite electrodes. Small diameter graphite electrodes 
and graphite pin joining systems for small diameter graphite electrodes 
that are subject to the order are currently classified under the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 
8545.11.0010 and 3801.10. The HTSUS numbers are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes. A full description of the scope of 
the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum,\2\ which 
is hereby adopted by this notice. The written description of the scope 
of the order is dispositive.
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    \2\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Import Administration, From Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
entitled ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Small Diameter Graphite 
Electrodes from the People's Republic of China'' dated concurrently 
with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Determination of No Shipments

    UK Carbon and Graphite Co., Ltd. (UKCG) timely filed a ``no 
shipment'' certification stating that it had no entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR.\3\ We subsequently confirmed with U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the ``no shipment'' claim made by 
UKCG.\4\ Based on the certifications by UKCG and CBP's confirmation, we 
determine that UKCG did not have any reviewable entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR, and will issue appropriate instructions 
that are consistent with our ``automatic assessment'' clarification, 
for these final results.\5\
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    \3\ See Letter from UKCG, dated May 29, 2012.
    \4\ See CBP inquiry message 3207305, dated July 26, 2013.
    \5\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case briefs by parties to this 
administrative review are addressed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as 
Appendix 1. The Issues and 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 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed directly on the Import Administration Web site at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Separate Rate for a Non-Selected Company

    In the Preliminary Results, we found that Xinghe County Muzi Carbon 
Co., Ltd. (Muzi Carbon) demonstrated its eligibility for separate-rate 
status.\6\ We have not received any information since then that would 
lead us to reconsider our preliminary finding. Therefore, we continue 
to determine that Muzi Carbon is eligible for separate-rate status.
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    \6\ See Preliminary Results, and accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum at 6-7.
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The PRC-Wide Entity

    In the Preliminary Results, we determined that four companies \7\ 
for which a review was requested did not demonstrate their eligibility 
for a separate rate and are properly considered part of the PRC-wide 
entity.\8\ We have not received any information since then that would 
lead us to reconsider our preliminary determination with respect to 
these four companies. Therefore, we continue to find that these four 
companies should be treated as part of the PRC-wide entity and subject 
to the PRC-wide entity rate.
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    \7\ These companies are Dechang Shida Carbon Co., Ltd., Shida 
Carbon Group, Sichuan Shida Trading Co., Ltd., and Sichuan Guanghan 
Shida Carbon Co., Ltd.
    \8\ See Preliminary Results, and accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum at 8.
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    In the Preliminary Results, we stated our intent not to rescind the 
review for certain companies that remain a part of the PRC-wide entity, 
notwithstanding timely withdrawal of review requests for these 
companies, because the PRC-wide entity remains under review.\9\ Since 
the Preliminary Results, we did not receive any information that would 
cause us to revisit our preliminary determination not to rescind the 
review with respect to these companies.
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    \9\ See id., 78 FR at 14966.
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    Consistent with our practice, we will issue appropriate 
instructions to CBP for any entries made by the companies that remain a 
part of the PRC-wide entity during the POR.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have revised our 
calculation of the surrogate financial ratios used in the margin 
calculations for mandatory respondents, Fangda Group \10\ and Fushun 
Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. (Fushun Jinly).\11\ This revision 
did not change the weighted-average margins we calculated in the 
Preliminary Results.
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    \10\ We refer to the Fangda Group as a single entity pursuant to 
19 CFR 351.401(f)(1). See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From 
the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and 
Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, in 
Part, 73 FR 49408, 49411-12 (August 21, 2008) (where we collapsed 
the following individual members of the Fangda Group: Beijing Fangda 
Carbon Tech Co., Ltd., Chengdu Rongguang Carbon Co., Ltd., Fangda 
Carbon New Material Co., Ltd., Fushun Carbon Co., Ltd., and Hefei 
Carbon Co., Ltd.), unchanged in Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Affirmative Determination of Critical 
Circumstances: Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People's 
Republic of China, 74 FR 2049 (January 14, 2009).
    \11\ See accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 
6.
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Final Results of the Review

    We determine that the following percentage weighted-average dumping 
margins exist for the period February 1, 2011, through January 31, 
2012:

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                                                                Margin
                          Company                             (percent)
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Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd.................         0.00
Beijing Fangda Carbon Tech Co., Ltd........................         0.00
Chengdu Rongguang Carbon Co., Ltd..........................         0.00
Fangda Carbon New Material Co., Ltd........................         0.00
Fushun Carbon Co., Ltd.....................................         0.00
Hefei Carbon Co., Ltd......................................         0.00
Xinghe County Muzi Carbon Co., Ltd.........................         0.00
PRC-wide entity *..........................................       159.64
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* The PRC-Wide entity includes the companies listed in Appendix 2.

Assessment

    The Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.212(b). We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 
days after the date of publication of the final results of review.
    For Fushun Jinly, Muzi Carbon, and the five companies comprising 
the Fangda Group we will instruct CBP to liquidate all entries during 
the POR without regard to antidumping duties because their weighted-
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    \12\ See Antidumping Proceeding: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8103 (February 14, 
2012).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of these final results of review for all shipments of the 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the publication date as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) No cash deposit will be required for 
subject merchandise exported by Fushun Jinly, Muzi Carbon, and the five 
companies comprising the Fangda Group because they received a rate of 
0.00 percent in the final results of this administrative review; (2) 
for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not 
listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing 
exporter-specific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject 
merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, 
the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for 
all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received 
their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to 
the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit 
requirements shall remain in effect until further notice.

Notifications

    This notice serves as a final 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.
    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the destruction 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.

Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed within five days 
of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this 
proceeding, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    These final results of review are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: September 4, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix 1

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

Comment 1: U.S. Sales Attributable to Circumvention Determination
Comment 2: Tolling Data
Comment 3: Reconciliation of Factors of Production
Comment 4: Differential Pricing and Targeted Dumping Analyses
Comment 5: Rate for Non-Selected Companies
Comment 6: Surrogate Financial Ratios

Appendix 2

    Firms for which we are not rescinding the review even though we 
received timely withdrawal requests because these companies are part 
of the PRC entity as they did not have a separate rate from a prior 
segment.

1. 5-Continent Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
2. Acclcarbon Co., Ltd.
3. Allied Carbon (China) Co., Limited
4. Anssen Metallurgy Group Co., Ltd.
5. AMGL
6. Apex Maritime (Dalian) Co., Ltd.
7. Asahi Fine Carbon (Dalian) Co., Ltd.
8. Beijing Xinchengze Inc.
9. Beijing Xincheng Sci-Tech. Development Inc.
10. Chang Cheng Chang Electrode Co., Ltd.
11. Chengdelh Carbonaceous Elements Factory
12. Chengdu Jia Tang Corp.
13. China Industrial Mineral & Metals Group
14. China Shaanxi Richbond Imp. & Exp. Industrial Corp. Ltd.
15. China Xingyong Carbon Co., Ltd.
16. CIMM Group Co., Ltd.
17. Dalian Carbon & Graphite Corporation
18. Dalian Hongrui Carbon Co., Ltd.
19. Dalian Honest International Trade Co., Ltd.
20. Dalian Horton International Trading Co., Ltd.
21. Dalian LST Metallurgy Co., Ltd.
22. Dalian Shuangji Co., Ltd.
23. Datong Carbon
24. Datong Carbon Plant
25. Datong Xincheng Carbon Co., Ltd.
26. De Well Container Shipping Corp.
27. Dewell Group
28. Dignity Success Investment Trading Co., Ltd.
29. Double Dragon Metals and Mineral Tools Co., Ltd.
30. Fangda Lanzhou Carbon Joint Stock Company Co. Ltd.
31. Foset Co., Ltd.
32. Fushun Orient Carbon Co., Ltd.
33. Guangdong Highsun Yongye (Group) Co., Ltd.
34. Haimen Shuguang Carbon Industry Co., Ltd.
35. Handan Hanbo Material Co., Ltd.
36. Hebei Long Great Wall Electrode Co., Ltd.
37. Heilongjiang Xinyuan Metacarbon Company, Ltd.
38. Henan Sanli Carbon Products Co., Ltd.
39. Hopes (Beijing) International Co., Ltd.
40. Hunan Mec Machinery and Electronics Imp. & Exp. Corp.
41. Hunan Yinguang Carbon Factory Co., Ltd.
42. Inner Mongolia QingShan Special Graphite and Carbon Co., Ltd.
43. Inner Mongolia Xinghe County Hongyuan Electrical Carbon Factory
44. Jiang Long Carbon
45. Jiangsu Yafei Carbon Co., Ltd.
46. Jichun International Trade Co., Ltd. of Jilin Province
47. Jiexiu Juyuan Carbon Co., Ltd.
48. Jiexiu Ju-Yuan & Coaly Co., Ltd.
49. Jilin Carbon Graphite Material Co., Ltd.
50. Jilin Carbon Import and Export Company
51. Jilin Songjiang Carbon Co Ltd.
52. Jinneng Group Co., Ltd.
53. Jinyu Thermo-Electric Material Co., Ltd.
54. Kaifeng Carbon Company Ltd.
55. KASY Logistics (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
56. Kimwan New Carbon Technology and Development Co., Ltd.
57. Kingstone Industrial Group Ltd.
58. L & T Group Co., Ltd.
59. Laishui Long Great Wall Electrode Co. Ltd.
60. Lanzhou Carbon Co., Ltd.
61. Lanzhou Carbon Import & Export Corp.
62. Lanzhou Hailong Technology
63. Lanzhou Ruixin Industrial Material Co., Ltd.
64. LH Carbon Factory of Chengde
65. Lianxing Carbon Qinghai Co., Ltd.
66. Lianxing Carbon Science Institute
67. Lianxing Carbon (Shandong) Co., Ltd.
68. Lianyungang Jinli Carbon Co., Ltd.
69. Liaoyang Carbon Co. Ltd.
70. Linyi County Lubei Carbon Co., Ltd.
71. Maoming Yongye (Group) Co., Ltd.
72. MBI Beijing International Trade Co., Ltd.
73. Nantong Yangtze Carbon Corp. Ltd.
74. Orient (Dalian) Carbon Resources Developing Co., Ltd.
75. Orient Star Transport International, Ltd.
76. Peixian Longxiang Foreign Trade Co. Ltd.
77. Qingdao Grand Graphite Products Co., Ltd.
78. Quingdao Haosheng Metals & Minerals Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
79. Qingdao Liyikun Carbon Development Co., Ltd.
80. Qingdao Likun Graphite Co., Ltd.
81. Qingdao Ruizhen Carbon Co., Ltd.
82. Ray Group Ltd.
83. Rex International Forwarding Co., Ltd.
84. Rt Carbon Co., Ltd.
85. Ruitong Carbon Co., Ltd.
86. Shandong Basan Carbon Plant
87. Shandong Zibo Continent Carbon Factory
88. Shanghai Carbon International Trade Co., Ltd.
89. Shanghai P.W. International Ltd.
90. Shanghai Shen-Tech Graphite Material

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Co., Ltd.
91. Shanghai Topstate International Trading Co., Ltd.
92. Shanxi Datong Energy Development Co., Ltd.
93. Shanxi Foset Carbon Co. Ltd.
94. Shanxi Jiexiu Import and Export Co., Ltd.
95. Shanxi Jinneng Group Co., Ltd.
96. Shanxi Yunheng Graphite Electrode Co., Ltd.
97. Shijaizhuang Carbon Co., Ltd.
98. Sichuan 5-Continent Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
99. Sichuan GMT International Inc.
100. Sinicway International Logistics Ltd.
101. Sinosteel Anhui Co., Ltd.
102. Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
103. Sinosteel Sichuan Co., Ltd.
104. SMMC Group Co., Ltd.
105. Sure Mega (Hong Kong) Ltd.
106. Tangshan Kimwan Special Carbon & Graphite Co., Ltd.
107. Tengchong Carbon Co., Ltd.
108. Tianjin (Teda) Iron & Steel Trade Co., Ltd.
109. Tianjin Kimwan Carbon Technology and Development Co., Ltd.
110. Tianjin Yue Yang Industrial & Trading Co., Ltd.
111. Tielong (Chengdu) Carbon Co., Ltd.
112. United Carbon Ltd.
113. United Trade Resources, Inc.
114. Weifang Lianxing Carbon Co., Ltd.
115. World Trade Metals & Minerals Co., Ltd.
116. XC Carbon Group
117. Xinyuan Carbon Co., Ltd.
118. Xuanhua Hongli Refractory and Mineral Company
119. Xuchang Minmetals & Industry Co., Ltd.
120. Xuzhou Carbon Co., Ltd.
121. Xuzhou Electrode Factory
122. Yangzhou Qionghua Carbon Trading Ltd.
123. Yixing Huaxin Imp & Exp Co. Ltd.
124. Youth Industry Co., Ltd.
125. Zhengzhou Jinyu Thermo-Electric Material Co., Ltd.
126. Zibo Continent Carbon Factory
127. Zibo DuoCheng Trading Co., Ltd.
128. Zibo Lianxing Carbon Co., Ltd.
129. Zibo Wuzhou Tanshun Carbon Co., Ltd.

    Companies that are now part of the PRC entity because they did 
not demonstrate in this review that they are entitled to a separate 
rate.

1. Dechang Shida Carbon Co., Ltd.
2. Shida Carbon Group
3. Sichuan Shida Trading Co., Ltd.
4. Sichuan Guanghan Shida Carbon Co., Ltd.\13\
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    \13\ This company is the same entity as Guanghan Shida Carbon 
Co., Ltd., for which this administrative review was initiated. See 
Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 
77 FR 40854, 40856 (July 11, 2012).

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