Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Fourth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 56861-56864 [2013-22475]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2013 / Notices of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (2) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-wide rate of $2.63 per kilogram; and (3) 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 exporters that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, 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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to the 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 notification of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: September 10, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix The following companies are not eligible for separate rate status in this administrative review and are considered part of the PRCwide Entity: 1. Ahcof Industrial Development Corp., Ltd. 2. Alfred L. Wolff (Beijing) Co., Ltd. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Sep 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 3. Anhui Changhao Import & Export Trading 4. Anhui Honghui Import & Export Trade Co., Ltd. 5. Anhui Cereals Oils and Foodstuffs I/E (Group) Corporation 6. Anhui Hundred Health Foods Co., Ltd. 7. Anhui Native Produce Imp & Exp Corp. 8. Anhui Time Tech Co., Ltd. 9. APM Global Logistics (Shanghai) Co. 10. Baiste Trading Co., Ltd. 11. Cheng Du Wai Yuan Bee Products Co., Ltd. 12. Chengdu Stone Dynasty Art Stone 13. Damco China Limited Qingdao Branch 14. Dongtai Peak Honey Industry Co., Ltd. 15. Eurasia Bee’s Products Co., Ltd. 16. Feidong Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. 17. Fresh Honey Co., Ltd. (formerly Mgl. Yun Shen) 18. Golden Tadco Int’l 19. Hangzhou Golden Harvest Health Industry Co., Ltd. 20. Hangzhou Tienchu Miyuan Health Food Co., Ltd. 21. Haoliluck Co., Ltd. 22. Hengjide Healthy Products Co. Ltd. 23. Hubei Yusun Co., Ltd. 24. Inner Mongolia Altin Bee-Keeping 25. Inner Mongolia Youth Trade Development Co., Ltd. 26. Jiangsu Cereals, Oils Foodstuffs Import Export (Group) Corp. 27. Jiangsu Kanghong Natural Healthfoods Co., Ltd. 28. Jiangsu Light Industry Products Imp & Exp (Group) Corp. 29. Jilin Province Juhui Import 30. Maersk Logistics (China) Company Ltd. 31. Nefelon Limited Company 32. Ningbo Shengye Electric Appliance 33. Ningbo Shunkang Health Food Co., Ltd. 34. Ningxia Yuehai Trading Co., Ltd. 35. Product Source Marketing Ltd. 36. Qingdao Aolan Trade Co., Ltd. 37. QHD Sanhai Honey Co., Ltd. 38. Qinhuangdao Municipal Dafeng Industrial Co., Ltd. 39. Renaissance India Mannite 40. Shaanxi Youthsun Co., Ltd. 41. Shanghai Bloom International Trading Co., Ltd. 42. Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. 43. Shanghai Hui Ai Mal Tose Co., Ltd. 44. Shanghai Luyuan Import & Export 45. Shine Bal Co., Ltd. 46. Sichuan-Dujiangyan Dubao Bee Industrial Co., Ltd. 47. Sichuan Hasten Imp Exp. Trading Co., Ltd. 48. Silverstream International Co., Ltd. 49. Sunnice Honey 50. Suzhou Aiyi IE Trading Co., Ltd. 51. Suzhou Shanding Honey Product Co. Ltd. 52. Tianjin Weigeda Trading Co., Ltd. 53. Wanxi Haohua Food Co., Ltd. 54. Wuhan Shino-Food Trade Co., Ltd. 55. Wuhu Anjie Food Co., Ltd. 56. Wuhu Deli Foods Co. Ltd. 57. Wuhu Fenglian Co., Ltd. 58. Wuhu Haoyikuai I & E Co. 59. Wuhu Haoyikuai Import & Export Co., Ltd. 60. Wuhu Haoyikuai Food Products Co., Ltd. 61. Wuhu Qinshi Tangye 62. Wuhu Qinshi Tangye Co., Ltd. 63. Wuhu Xinrui Bee-Product Co., Ltd. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56861 64. Xinjiang Jinhui Food Co., Ltd. 65. Youngster International Trading Co., Ltd. 66. Zhejiang Willing Foreign Trading Co. [FR Doc. 2013–22477 Filed 9–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–909] Certain Steel Nails From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Fourth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) is conducting the fourth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails (‘‘nails’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’).1 The Department has preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value (‘‘NV’’) by the respondents examined during the period of review (‘‘POR’’), August 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: September 16, 2013. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos or Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202–482–2243 or 202–482– 2312, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order includes certain steel nails having a shaft length up to 12 inches. Certain steel nails subject to the order are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 7317.00.55, 7317.00.65 and 7317.00.75. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Steel Nails From the People’s Republic of China, 73 FR 44961 (August 1, 2008). E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 56862 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2013 / Notices purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. For a full description of the scope, see ‘‘Certain Steel Nails From the People’s Republic of China: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2011–2012 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’). Methodology The Department has conducted these reviews in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’). Constructed export prices and export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a nonmarket economy (‘‘NME’’) within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV has been calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is dated concurrently with these results and hereby adopted by this notice. 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’’). 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 Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist for the period August 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012: Weighted-average margin (percent) Exporter (1) Stanley 2 ................................................................................................................................................................................. (2) JISCO 3 ................................................................................................................................................................................... (3) Cana (Tianjin) Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................... (4) Chiieh Yung Metal Ind. Corp. ................................................................................................................................................ (5) China Staple Enterprise (Tianjin) Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................. (6) Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................... (7) Hebei Cangzhou New Century Foreign Trade Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................ (8) Huanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................... (9) Huanghua Xionghua Hardware Products Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................ (10) Nanjing Yuechang Hardware Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................. (11) Qingdao D&L Group Ltd ...................................................................................................................................................... (12) SDC International Australia Pty., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... (13) Shandong Dinglong Import & Export Co., Ltd ..................................................................................................................... (14) Shandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Group Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................... (15) Shandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Import and Export Co., Ltd ...................................................................................... (16) Shanghai Curvet Hardware Products Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................... (17) Shanghai Yueda Nails Industry Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................. (18) Shanxi Hairui Trade Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................... (19) Shanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................... (20) Shanxi Tianli Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................................... (21) S-Mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................ v22) Suntec Industries Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................... (23) Suzhou Xingya Nail Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................ (24) Tianjin Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................. (25) Tianjin Jinghai County Hongli Industry & Business Co., Ltd ............................................................................................... (26) Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................................................. (27) Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp Corporation ........................................................................................................... (28) Tianjin Zhonglian Metals Ware Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................................. (29) Xi’an Metals & Minerals Import and Export Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................... (30) Zhejiang Gem-Chun Hardware Accessory Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................ PRC-Wide Rate ........................................................................................................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing The Department intends to disclose the calculations used in our analysis to parties in these reviews within five days 2 The Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co., Ltd. (‘‘Stanley Langfang’’), and Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (‘‘SBD’’) (collectively, ‘‘Stanley’’). 3 Qingdao JISCO Co., Ltd. and ECO System Corporation (d/b/a JISCO Corporation) (collectively, ‘‘JISCO’’). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Sep 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this review. However, we plan to issue post-preliminary supplemental questionnaires and, therefore, will be extending the case brief deadline. The Department will inform interested parties of the updated briefing schedule when it has been confirmed.4 Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.5 Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument (a) a statement of the issue, (b) a brief summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.6 Parties submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the Department’s electronic filing system, IA ACCESS. Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of 5 See 4 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22.90 43.45 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 26.41 118.04 6 See E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)–(2). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2). 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2013 / Notices this notice.7 Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.8 The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Deadline for Submission of Publicly Available Surrogate Value Information In accordance with 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3)(ii), the deadline for submission of publicly available information to value the factors of production under 19 CFR 351.408(c) is 20 days after the date of publication of the preliminary results. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.301(c)(1), if an interested party submits factual information less than 10 days before or on the applicable deadline for submission of such factual information, an interested party may submit factual information to rebut, clarify, or correct the factual information no later than ten days after such factual information is served on the interested party. However, the Department generally will not accept in the rebuttal submission additional or alternative surrogate value (‘‘SV’’) information not previously on the record, if the deadline for submission of SV information has passed.9 Furthermore, the Department generally will not accept business proprietary information in either the SV submissions or the rebuttals thereto, as the regulation regarding the submission of SVs allows only for the submission of publicly available information.10 Finally, for each piece of factual information submitted with SV rebuttal comments, the interested party must provide a written explanation of what information that is already on the record of the ongoing proceeding that the 7 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 CFR 351.310(d). 9 See Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Rescission, in Part, 72 FR 58809 (October 17, 2007), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 2. 10 See 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3). 8 See VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Sep 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 factual information is rebutting, clarifying, or correcting. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.11 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. For assessment purposes, the Department applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results of this review, the Department will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales to the total entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.12 Where either a respondent’s weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.13 For the respondents that were not selected for individual examination in this administrative review and that qualified for a separate rate, the assessment rate will be based on the average of the mandatory respondents.14 We intend to instruct CBP to liquidate entries containing subject merchandise exported by the PRC-wide entity at the PRC-wide rate. The Department recently announced a refinement to its assessment practice in NME cases. Pursuant to this refinement in practice, for entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales databases submitted by companies individually examined during the administrative review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the PRC-wide rate. Additionally, if the Department determines that an exporter 11 See 19 CFR 351.212(b) . 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 13 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 14 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 12 See PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56863 had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter’s case number (i.e., at that exporter’s rate) will be liquidated at the PRC-wide rate.15 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of these reviews for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of these reviews (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and nonPRC 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, 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 the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This preliminary determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. 15 For a full discussion of this practice, see NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 56864 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2013 / Notices Dated: September 3, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Case History 2. Scope of the Order 3. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments 4. Non-Market Economy Country Status 5. Separate Rates 6. Separate Rate Calculation for Companies Not Individually Examined 7. PRC-Wide Entity 8. Facts Available 9. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Data 10. Date of Sale 11. Determination of Comparison Method 12. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis 13. Comparisons to Normal Value 14. U.S. Price 15. Normal Value 16. Factor Valuations 17. Currency Conversion [FR Doc. 2013–22475 Filed 9–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–929] Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order and Rescission of LaterDeveloped Merchandise Anticircumvention Inquiry Thomas Schauer or Minoo Hatten, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0410, and (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 17, 2013, the Department published in the Federal Register the affirmative Preliminary Determination that graphite electrodes produced and/ or exported by Jilin Carbon, with an actual or nominal diameter of 17 inches, and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise, constitute merchandise altered in form or appearance in such minor respects that it should be included within the scope of the Order, pursuant to section 781(c) of the Act.2 On May 15, 2013, and May 17, 2013, SGL Carbon LLC and Superior Graphite Co. (Petitioners), Jilin Carbon, and Ceramark Technology, Inc. (Ceramark) filed case briefs.3 On May 22, 2013, Petitioners filed a rebuttal brief.4 On June 27, 2013, we initially contacted U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) staff via telephone to discuss our preliminary affirmative circumvention determination 5 and on August 2, 2013, we formally notified the ITC of our Preliminary Determination.6 On August 16, 2013, the ITC sent a letter in reply.7 Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The merchandise subject to the order is small diameter graphite electrodes. 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China, 74 FR 8775 (February 26, 2009) (Order). 2 See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order and Intent To Rescind Later-Developed Merchandise Circumvention Inquiry, 78 FR 22843 (April 17, 2013) (Preliminary Determination). 3 See Petitioners’ case brief dated May 17, 2013, Jilin Carbon’s case brief dated May 17, 2013, and Ceramark’s case brief dated May 15, 2013. 4 See Petitioners’ rebuttal brief dated May 22, 2013. 5 See Memorandum to the file, ‘‘Circumvention Inquiry of the Antidumping Duty Order on Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Informal Telephone Consultation With the International Trade Commission’’ (August 2, 2013). 6 See Letter to Irving A. Williamson, Chairman, U.S. International Trade Commission, ‘‘Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Notification of Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order’’ (August 2, 2013). 7 See Letter from Lisa R. Barton, ‘‘Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From China, Commerce Anticircumvention Inquiry A–570–929’’ (August 16, 2013). Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) determines that imports from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) of graphite electrodes, produced and/or exported by Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co., Ltd. and Jilin Carbon Import & Export Company (collectively, Jilin Carbon), with an actual or nominal diameter of 17 inches, and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise, constitute merchandise altered in form or appearance in such minor respects that it should be included within the scope of the Order, pursuant to section 781(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 DATES: Effective Date: September 16, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Sep 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The small diameter graphite electrodes subject to the order is currently classifiable under the following subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): 8545.11.0010,8 3801.10,9 and 8545.11.0020.10 The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The written description is dispositive. 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). 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 Internet at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Anticircumvention Inquiry The merchandise subject to this anticircumvention inquiry consists of graphite electrodes from the PRC, produced and/or exported by Jilin Carbon, Beijing Fangda Carbon-Tech Co., Ltd. and Fangda Carbon New Material Co., Ltd., and Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon, with diameters 8 The scope described in the Order refers to the HTSUS subheading 8545.11.0000. Petitioners have informed the Department that, starting in 2010, imports of small diameter graphite electrodes are classified in the HTSUS under subheading 8545.11.0010 and imports of large diameter graphite electrodes are classified under subheading 8545.11.0020. See Letter from Petitioners, ‘‘Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes: Request for Scope/ Circumvention Ruling’’ (April 5, 2012) at 5. 9 HTSUS subheading 3801.10 was added to the scope of the Order based on a determination in a prior anticircumvention proceeding. See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 47596 (August 9, 2012). 10 We have added this HTSUS subheading in order to capture the merchandise subject to this inquiry. See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, ‘‘Anticircumvention Inquiry Regarding the Antidumping Duty Order on Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination of the Anticircumvention Inquiry’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum) at Comment 2. E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-909]


Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of the Fourth Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting the 
fourth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain 
steel nails (``nails'') from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC'').\1\ The Department has preliminarily determined that sales 
have been made below normal value (``NV'') by the respondents examined 
during the period of review (``POR''), August 1, 2011, through July 31, 
2012. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, 
the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of 
subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to 
comment on these preliminary results.
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Steel Nails 
From the People's Republic of China, 73 FR 44961 (August 1, 2008).

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DATES: Effective Date: September 16, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos or Matthew Renkey, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202-482-2243 
or 202-482-2312, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order includes certain steel nails 
having a shaft length up to 12 inches. Certain steel nails subject to 
the order are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States (``HTSUS'') subheadings 7317.00.55, 7317.00.65 and 
7317.00.75. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and customs

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purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is 
dispositive.
    For a full description of the scope, see ``Certain Steel Nails From 
the People's Republic of China: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the 2011-2012 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' 
dated concurrently with this notice (``Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum'').

Methodology

    The Department has conducted these reviews in accordance with 
section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''). 
Constructed export prices and export prices have been calculated in 
accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a nonmarket 
economy (``NME'') within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV 
has been calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a 
full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is dated concurrently with these 
results and hereby adopted by this notice. 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''). 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 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the 
internet at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period August 1, 2011, 
through July 31, 2012:

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                                                       Weighted-average
                      Exporter                         margin  (percent)
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(1) Stanley \2\.....................................               22.90
(2) JISCO \3\.......................................               43.45
(3) Cana (Tianjin) Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd.....               26.41
(4) Chiieh Yung Metal Ind. Corp.....................               26.41
(5) China Staple Enterprise (Tianjin) Co., Ltd......               26.41
(6) Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., Ltd.......               26.41
(7) Hebei Cangzhou New Century Foreign Trade Co.,                  26.41
 Ltd................................................
(8) Huanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd......               26.41
(9) Huanghua Xionghua Hardware Products Co., Ltd....               26.41
(10) Nanjing Yuechang Hardware Co., Ltd.............               26.41
(11) Qingdao D&L Group Ltd..........................               26.41
(12) SDC International Australia Pty., Ltd..........               26.41
(13) Shandong Dinglong Import & Export Co., Ltd.....               26.41
(14) Shandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Group Co.,                  26.41
 Ltd................................................
(15) Shandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Import and                  26.41
 Export Co., Ltd....................................
(16) Shanghai Curvet Hardware Products Co., Ltd.....               26.41
(17) Shanghai Yueda Nails Industry Co., Ltd.........               26.41
(18) Shanxi Hairui Trade Co., Ltd...................               26.41
(19) Shanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd....               26.41
(20) Shanxi Tianli Industries Co., Ltd..............               26.41
(21) S-Mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co.,                  26.41
 Ltd................................................
v22) Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....................               26.41
(23) Suzhou Xingya Nail Co., Ltd....................               26.41
(24) Tianjin Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd.........               26.41
(25) Tianjin Jinghai County Hongli Industry &                      26.41
 Business Co., Ltd..................................
(26) Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd..................               26.41
(27) Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp                         26.41
 Corporation........................................
(28) Tianjin Zhonglian Metals Ware Co., Ltd.........               26.41
(29) Xi'an Metals & Minerals Import and Export Co.,                26.41
 Ltd................................................
(30) Zhejiang Gem-Chun Hardware Accessory Co., Ltd..               26.41
PRC-Wide Rate.......................................              118.04
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    \2\ The Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co., Ltd. 
(``Stanley Langfang''), and Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (``SBD'') 
(collectively, ``Stanley'').
    \3\ Qingdao JISCO Co., Ltd. and ECO System Corporation (d/b/a 
JISCO Corporation) (collectively, ``JISCO'').
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Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    The Department intends to disclose the calculations used in our 
analysis to parties in these reviews within five days of the date of 
publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary 
results of this review. However, we plan to issue post-preliminary 
supplemental questionnaires and, therefore, will be extending the case 
brief deadline. The Department will inform interested parties of the 
updated briefing schedule when it has been confirmed.\4\ Rebuttals to 
case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, 
must be filed within five days after the time limit for filing case 
briefs.\5\ Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with 
the argument (a) a statement of the issue, (b) a brief summary of the 
argument, and (c) a table of authorities.\6\ Parties submitting briefs 
should do so pursuant to the Department's electronic filing system, IA 
ACCESS.
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    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)-(2).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2).
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    Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of 
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this notice.\7\ Hearing requests should contain the following 
information: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) 
the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be 
discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in the 
briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of 
the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230.\8\
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis 
of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication 
of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Deadline for Submission of Publicly Available Surrogate Value 
Information

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3)(ii), the deadline for 
submission of publicly available information to value the factors of 
production under 19 CFR 351.408(c) is 20 days after the date of 
publication of the preliminary results. In accordance with 19 CFR 
351.301(c)(1), if an interested party submits factual information less 
than 10 days before or on the applicable deadline for submission of 
such factual information, an interested party may submit factual 
information to rebut, clarify, or correct the factual information no 
later than ten days after such factual information is served on the 
interested party. However, the Department generally will not accept in 
the rebuttal submission additional or alternative surrogate value 
(``SV'') information not previously on the record, if the deadline for 
submission of SV information has passed.\9\ Furthermore, the Department 
generally will not accept business proprietary information in either 
the SV submissions or the rebuttals thereto, as the regulation 
regarding the submission of SVs allows only for the submission of 
publicly available information.\10\ Finally, for each piece of factual 
information submitted with SV rebuttal comments, the interested party 
must provide a written explanation of what information that is already 
on the record of the ongoing proceeding that the factual information is 
rebutting, clarifying, or correcting.
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    \9\ See Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final 
Rescission, in Part, 72 FR 58809 (October 17, 2007), and 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 2.
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review.\11\ The Department intends to issue assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final 
results of this review.
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    For assessment purposes, the Department applied the assessment rate 
calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of 
the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain 
Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 
2012). For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average 
dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final 
results of this review, the Department will calculate importer-specific 
assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of 
dumping calculated for the importer's examined sales to the total 
entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where 
an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de 
minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate 
duties at the time of liquidation.\12\ Where either a respondent's 
weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- 
(or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, the 
Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without 
regard to antidumping duties.\13\ For the respondents that were not 
selected for individual examination in this administrative review and 
that qualified for a separate rate, the assessment rate will be based 
on the average of the mandatory respondents.\14\ We intend to instruct 
CBP to liquidate entries containing subject merchandise exported by the 
PRC-wide entity at the PRC-wide rate.
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
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    The Department recently announced a refinement to its assessment 
practice in NME cases. Pursuant to this refinement in practice, for 
entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales databases submitted by 
companies individually examined during the administrative review, the 
Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the PRC-wide 
rate. Additionally, if the Department determines that an exporter had 
no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that 
entered under that exporter's case number (i.e., at that exporter's 
rate) will be liquidated at the PRC-wide rate.\15\
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    \15\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Non-Market 
Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of these reviews for shipments of the 
subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by 
sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above 
that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that 
established in the final results of these reviews (except, if the rate 
is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (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, 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 the POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    This preliminary determination is issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.


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    Dated: September 3, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

1. Case History
2. Scope of the Order
3. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
4. Non-Market Economy Country Status
5. Separate Rates
6. Separate Rate Calculation for Companies Not Individually Examined
7. PRC-Wide Entity
8. Facts Available
9. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Data
10. Date of Sale
11. Determination of Comparison Method
12. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
13. Comparisons to Normal Value
14. U.S. Price
15. Normal Value
16. Factor Valuations
17. Currency Conversion

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