Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 72639-72640 [2013-28952]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices finding, or suspended investigation listed in this notice and for the period identified above, the Department will instruct CBP to assess antidumping or countervailing duties on those entries at a rate equal to the cash deposit of (or bond for) estimated antidumping or countervailing duties required on those entries at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit previously ordered. For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ‘‘gap’’ period of the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the period of review. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: November 15, 2013. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–28818 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–875] Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). Based on the notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive response filed by the domestic interested party, and the lack of response from any respondent interested party, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the antidumping duty order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of this sunset review, the Department emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail is indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: December 3, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Martinelli or Jamie Blair-Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2923 or (202) 482–2615, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 7, 2003, the Department published the antidumping duty order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC.1 On July 1, 2013, the Department published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on nonmalleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.2 Between July 9 and July 11, 2013, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1), the Department received timely and complete notices of intent to participate in the sunset review from Ward Manufacturing and Anvil International, LLC (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’), domestic producers of non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings. On July 31, 2013, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3), Petitioners filed a timely and adequate substantive response. The Department did not receive substantive responses from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the antidumping duty order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC. As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013.3 Therefore, all deadlines in this segment 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Nonmalleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 16765 (April 7, 2003). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 78 FR 39256 (July 1, 2013). 3 See Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government’’ (October 18, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72639 of the proceeding have been extended by 16 days. The revised deadline for the final results of this sunset review is now November 14, 2013. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are finished and unfinished non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings with an inside diameter ranging from 1⁄4 inch to 6 inches, whether threaded or unthreaded, regardless of industry or proprietary specifications. Imports of subject merchandise are currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers 7307.11.00.30, 7307.11.00.60, 7307.19.30.60, 7307.19.30.85, 7326.90.8588, and 7326.90.8588. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.4 Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review is provided in the accompanying I&D Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the I&D Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the order is revoked. The I&D Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’). Access to IA ACCESS is available in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed I&D Memorandum and the electronic versions of the I&D Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Review The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weigh average margins up to 75.50 percent. 4 See Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Non-malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘I&D Memorandum’’), for full scope language. E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 72640 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 14, 2013. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum 1. Likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping 2. Magnitude of the dumping margin likely to prevail [FR Doc. 2013–28952 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–991] Countervailing Duty Investigation of Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202– 482–0413. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On September 18, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of chlorinated isocyanurates (‘‘chlorinated isos’’) from the People’s Republic of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 China (‘‘PRC’’).1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than December 8, 2013.2 Postponement of Due Date for the Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which it initiated the investigation if, among other reasons, the petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement, or the Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating and determines that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated. Although Clearon Corp. and Occidental Chemical Corporation (‘‘Petitioners’’) made a request on November 19, 2013, to postpone the preliminary countervailing duty determination, this request was made after the applicable deadline had passed.3 However, the original countervailing duty questionnaire is not due to the Department until December 6, 2013, three days before the current date of the preliminary determination. In addition, the Department determines that, thus far, the parties concerned are cooperating because each has made an entry of appearance in this investigation.4 Also, the Department must analyze 30 complicated programs 5 for each respondent, including 1 See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 78 FR 59001 (September 25, 2013). 2 As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013. See Memorandum for the Record, from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated October 18, 2013. Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 days. If the new deadline falls on a nonbusiness day, in accordance with the Department’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. As noted above, the revised deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation is December 8, 2013. 3 See Petitioners’ November 19, 2013 letter requesting postponement of the preliminary determination. 4 See, e.g., The Government of the People’s Republic of China November 20, 2013 submission, ‘‘GOC Notice of Appearance and APO Application: Countervailing Duty Investigation of Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China.’’ 5 The number of programs may be found in the ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation Initiation Checklist: Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China,’’ at 7—29. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 companies that are cross-owned with each respondent, and likely issue multiple supplemental questionnaires. For all these reasons, the Department finds this investigation to be extraordinarily complicated within the meaning of section 731(c)(1)(B) of the Act, and is hereby fully postponing the preliminary countervailing duty determination by 130 days.6 The Department notes that 130 days from the initiation date, plus the 16 days tolled due to the closure of the Federal Government, is February 11, 2014. Therefore, pursuant to the discretion afforded to the Department under section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are postponing the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than February 11, 2014. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: November 22, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–28833 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Vacancies on the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraq Minister of Trade in July 2006 established the U.S.Iraq Business Dialogue (Business Dialogue or Dialogue) as a bilateral forum to facilitate private sector business growth in Iraq and to strengthen trade and investment ties between the United States and Iraq. This notice announces ten open membership opportunities for representatives of American industry to join the U.S. section of the Dialogue. DATES: Applications must be received no later than December 13, 2013; 5:00pm EST. SUMMARY: 6 On November 19, 2013, the Department notified interested parties that we intend to fully postpone the preliminary determination of this investigation in a forthcoming Federal Register notice. See Memo to the File, from Paul Walker, Case Analyst, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation on Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated November 19, 2013. E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72639-72640]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28952]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-875]


Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic 
of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: On July 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated the second sunset review of the antidumping 
duty order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). Based on the notice of intent to 
participate and adequate substantive response filed by the domestic 
interested party, and the lack of response from any respondent 
interested party, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) 
sunset review of the antidumping duty order on non-malleable cast iron 
pipe fittings from the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of this sunset review, 
the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The 
magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail is indicated in the 
``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: December 3, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Martinelli or Jamie Blair-
Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-2923 or (202) 482-2615, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 7, 2003, the Department published the antidumping duty 
order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC.\1\ On July 
1, 2013, the Department published the notice of initiation of the 
second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on non-malleable 
cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Act.\2\ Between July 9 and July 11, 2013, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1), the Department received timely and complete notices of 
intent to participate in the sunset review from Ward Manufacturing and 
Anvil International, LLC (collectively, ``Petitioners''), domestic 
producers of non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings. On July 31, 2013, 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3), Petitioners filed a timely and 
adequate substantive response. The Department did not receive 
substantive responses from any respondent interested party. As a 
result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited (120-
day) sunset review of the antidumping duty order on non-malleable cast 
iron pipe fittings from the PRC.
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Non-malleable Cast 
Iron Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China, 68 FR 16765 
(April 7, 2003).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 78 FR 39256 
(July 1, 2013).
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    As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion 
to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal 
Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013.\3\ Therefore, all 
deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 
days. The revised deadline for the final results of this sunset review 
is now November 14, 2013.
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    \3\ See Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Deadlines Affected by 
the Shutdown of the Federal Government'' (October 18, 2013).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are finished and unfinished non-
malleable cast iron pipe fittings with an inside diameter ranging from 
\1/4\ inch to 6 inches, whether threaded or unthreaded, regardless of 
industry or proprietary specifications.
    Imports of subject merchandise are currently classifiable in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') under item 
numbers 7307.11.00.30, 7307.11.00.60, 7307.19.30.60, 7307.19.30.85, 
7326.90.8588, and 7326.90.8588. HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope 
of the order is dispositive.\4\
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    \4\ See Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance from Christian Marsh, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited 
Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Non-malleable 
Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice (``I&D Memorandum''), for full scope 
language.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review is 
provided in the accompanying I&D Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by 
this notice. The issues discussed in the I&D Memorandum include the 
likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude 
of the margins likely to prevail if the order is revoked. The I&D 
Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (``IA ACCESS''). Access to IA 
ACCESS is available in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main 
Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
I&D Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed I&D Memorandum and the 
electronic versions of the I&D Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Sunset Review

    The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty 
order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weigh 
average margins up to 75.50 percent.

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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which 
is subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

     Dated: November 14, 2013.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum

1. Likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping
2. Magnitude of the dumping margin likely to prevail

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