Raw Flexible Magnets From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review, 77425-77426 [2013-30329]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices Dated: December 17, 2013. Gregory W. Campbell, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–30568 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–923] Raw Flexible Magnets From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on raw flexible magnets (‘‘RFM’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and an inadequate response from respondent interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: December 23, 2013. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, Office III, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On August 1, 2013, the Department initiated a sunset review of the CVD order on RFP from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.1 The Department received a notice of intent to participate in the review on behalf of 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 78 FR 46575 (August 1, 2013). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 Magnum Magnetics Corporation of Marietta, Ohio (‘‘Magnum Magnetics’’) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). Magnum Magnetics claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer of the domestic like product. The Department received adequate substantive responses collectively from Magnum Magnetics within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive a substantive response from any government or respondent interested party to the proceeding. Because the Department received no response from the respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited review of this CVD order, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain flexible magnets regardless of shape,2 color, or packaging.3 Subject flexible magnets are bonded magnets composed (not necessarily exclusively) of (i) any one or combination of various flexible binders (such as polymers or copolymers, or rubber) and (ii) a magnetic element, which may consist of a ferrite permanent magnet material (commonly, strontium or barium ferrite, or a combination of the two), a metal alloy (such as NdFeB or Alnico), any combination of the foregoing with each other or any other material, or any other material capable of being permanently magnetized. Subject flexible magnets may be in either magnetized or unmagnetized (including demagnetized) condition, and may or may not be fully or partially laminated or fully or partially bonded with paper, plastic, or other material, of any composition and/or color. Subject flexible magnets may be uncoated or may be coated with an adhesive or any other coating or combination of coatings. Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are printed flexible magnets, defined as flexible magnets (including individual magnets) that are laminated or bonded with paper, plastic, or other material if such paper, plastic, or other material bears printed text and/or images, including but not limited to business cards, calendars, poetry, sports event schedules, business promotions, decorative motifs, and the like. This exclusion does not apply to 2 The term ‘‘shape’’ includes, but is not limited to profiles, which are flexible magnets with a nonrectangular cross-section. 3 Packaging includes retail or specialty packaging such as digital printer cartridges. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77425 such printed flexible magnets if the printing concerned consists of only the following: A trade mark or trade name; country of origin; border, stripes, or lines; any printing that is removed in the course of cutting and/or printing magnets for retail sale or other disposition from the flexible magnet; manufacturing or use instructions (e.g., ‘‘print this side up,’’ ‘‘this side up,’’ ‘‘laminate here’’); printing on adhesive backing (that is, material to be removed in order to expose adhesive for use such as application of laminate) or on any other covering that is removed from the flexible magnet prior or subsequent to final printing and before use; nonpermanent printing (that is, printing in a medium that facilitates easy removal, permitting the flexible magnet to be reprinted); printing on the back (magnetic) side; or any combination of the above. All products meeting the physical description of subject merchandise that are not specifically excluded are within the scope of this order. The products covered by the order are currently classifiable principally under subheadings 8505.19.10 and 8505.19.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). The HTSUS subheadings are provided only for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. For a full description of the scope, see ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with this final notice, and hereby adopted by this notice (‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’). Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the order were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this expedited sunset review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file electronically via the Import Administration Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 77426 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and 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:// enforcement.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. Final Results of Review We determine that revocation of the CVD order on RFM from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the rates listed below: Producers/exporters China Ningbo Cixi Import Export Corporation. Polyflex Magnets Ltd All Others ................. Net countervailable subsidy (percent) 109.95 percent ad valorem. 109.95 percent ad valorem. 109.95 percent ad valorem. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice 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 return/ 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 the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 16, 2013. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-923]


Raw Flexible Magnets From the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of Expedited Sunset Review

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

SUMMARY: On August 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty 
(``CVD'') order on raw flexible magnets (``RFM'') from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of 
intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on 
behalf of the domestic interested parties and an inadequate response 
from respondent interested parties (in this case, no response), the 
Department conducted an expedited sunset review of this CVD order 
pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department 
finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level 
indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: December 23, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, Office III, AD/CVD 
Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 1, 2013, the Department initiated a sunset review of the 
CVD order on RFP from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.\1\ 
The Department received a notice of intent to participate in the review 
on behalf of Magnum Magnetics Corporation of Marietta, Ohio (``Magnum 
Magnetics'') within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). 
Magnum Magnetics claimed interested party status under section 
771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer of the domestic like 
product.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 78 FR 46575 
(August 1, 2013).
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    The Department received adequate substantive responses collectively 
from Magnum Magnetics within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive a substantive response 
from any government or respondent interested party to the proceeding. 
Because the Department received no response from the respondent 
interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited review of 
this CVD order, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2).

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are certain flexible magnets 
regardless of shape,\2\ color, or packaging.\3\ Subject flexible 
magnets are bonded magnets composed (not necessarily exclusively) of 
(i) any one or combination of various flexible binders (such as 
polymers or co-polymers, or rubber) and (ii) a magnetic element, which 
may consist of a ferrite permanent magnet material (commonly, strontium 
or barium ferrite, or a combination of the two), a metal alloy (such as 
NdFeB or Alnico), any combination of the foregoing with each other or 
any other material, or any other material capable of being permanently 
magnetized.
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    \2\ The term ``shape'' includes, but is not limited to profiles, 
which are flexible magnets with a non-rectangular cross-section.
    \3\ Packaging includes retail or specialty packaging such as 
digital printer cartridges.
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    Subject flexible magnets may be in either magnetized or 
unmagnetized (including demagnetized) condition, and may or may not be 
fully or partially laminated or fully or partially bonded with paper, 
plastic, or other material, of any composition and/or color. Subject 
flexible magnets may be uncoated or may be coated with an adhesive or 
any other coating or combination of coatings.
    Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are printed 
flexible magnets, defined as flexible magnets (including individual 
magnets) that are laminated or bonded with paper, plastic, or other 
material if such paper, plastic, or other material bears printed text 
and/or images, including but not limited to business cards, calendars, 
poetry, sports event schedules, business promotions, decorative motifs, 
and the like. This exclusion does not apply to such printed flexible 
magnets if the printing concerned consists of only the following: A 
trade mark or trade name; country of origin; border, stripes, or lines; 
any printing that is removed in the course of cutting and/or printing 
magnets for retail sale or other disposition from the flexible magnet; 
manufacturing or use instructions (e.g., ``print this side up,'' ``this 
side up,'' ``laminate here''); printing on adhesive backing (that is, 
material to be removed in order to expose adhesive for use such as 
application of laminate) or on any other covering that is removed from 
the flexible magnet prior or subsequent to final printing and before 
use; non-permanent printing (that is, printing in a medium that 
facilitates easy removal, permitting the flexible magnet to be re-
printed); printing on the back (magnetic) side; or any combination of 
the above.
    All products meeting the physical description of subject 
merchandise that are not specifically excluded are within the scope of 
this order. The products covered by the order are currently 
classifiable principally under subheadings 8505.19.10 and 8505.19.20 of 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). The 
HTSUS subheadings are provided only for convenience and customs 
purposes; the written description of the scope of this order is 
dispositive. For a full description of the scope, see ``Issues and 
Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of 
the Countervailing Duty Order on Raw Flexible Magnets from the People's 
Republic of China'' from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. 
Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, 
dated concurrently with this final notice, and hereby adopted by this 
notice (``Issues and Decision Memorandum'').

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy likely to 
prevail if the order were revoked. Parties can find a complete 
discussion of all issues raised in this expedited sunset review and the 
corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on 
file electronically via the Import Administration Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). 
IA ACCESS is available to registered

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users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and 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://enforcement.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.

Final Results of Review

    We determine that revocation of the CVD order on RFM from the PRC 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy at the rates listed below:

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                                             Net countervailable subsidy
            Producers/exporters                       (percent)
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China Ningbo Cixi Import Export             109.95 percent ad
 Corporation.                               valorem.
Polyflex Magnets Ltd......................  109.95 percent ad
                                            valorem.
All Others................................  109.95 percent ad
                                            valorem.
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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice 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 return/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 the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 16, 2013.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2013-30329 Filed 12-20-13; 8:45 am]
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