Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 77423 [2013-30531]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices 7304.59.80.45, 7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 7304.59.80.65, 7304.59.80.70, 7304.59.80.80, 7305.31.40.00, 7305.31.60.90, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.90, 7306.50.50.50, and 7306.50.50.70. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2013–30559 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–820, A–307–824] Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: December 23, 2013. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik (Russia) or Kabir Archuletta (Venezuela), 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) 482–6905 or (202) 482– 2593, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On August 8, 2013, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated antidumping duty investigations on ferrosilicon from the Russian Federation (‘‘Russia’’) and Venezuela.1 The Initiation Notice stated that, unless postponed, the Department would issue its preliminary determinations in these investigations no later than 140 days after the date of issuance of the initiations, in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1).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 1 See Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 49471 (August 14, 2013) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 2 See id., 78 FR at 49474. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 October 1, through October 16, 2013.3 Therefore, all deadlines in these investigations have been extended by 16 days. The tolled deadline for the preliminary determinations of these investigations is January 13, 2014. Postponement of the Preliminary Determinations On December 5, 2013, Petitioners 4 made a timely request, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e), for postponement of the preliminary determinations in these investigations to afford the Department additional time to review the respondent’s sections A, B, C, and D questionnaire submissions and supplemental responses with revised data, as well as other information critical to the proceedings, such as the cost investigation of Russian ferrosilicon, the mandatory respondent’s complex corporate structure and sales processes,5 review all questionnaire responses and supplemental responses complicated by a potential cost investigation of FerroAtlantica de Venezuela, S.A.6 (‘‘FerroVen’’), and data reported by FerroVen affected by high inflation in the Venezuelan economy.7 Because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations in these investigations by 50 days to March 4, 2014, pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e). In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act, the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless extended at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). 3 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. 4 Petitioners are Globe Specialty Metals, Inc.; CC Metals and Alloys, LLC; the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union; and the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (‘‘UAW’’). 5 See Letter to the Department from Petitioners; re: Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation; Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination, dated December 5 2013. 6 See Letter to the Department from Petitioners; re: Ferrosilicon From Venezuela; Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination, dated December 5 2013. 7 See id. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77423 Dated: December 17, 2013. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–30531 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–922, A–583–842] Raw Flexible Magnets From the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the initiation of the first sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on raw flexible magnets from the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act), as amended.1 The Department finds that revocation of these antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Reviews’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: December 23, 2013. AGENCY: Michael A. Romani or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0198 or (202) 482– 1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Background The Department received a notice of intent to participate in these sunset reviews from Magnum Magnetics Corporation (the domestic interested party), within the 15-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested party claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a producer of the domestic like product. The Department received an adequate substantive response to the Notice of Initiation from the domestic interested party within the 30-day period specified 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 78 FR 46575 (August 1, 2013) (Notice of Initiation). E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-821-820, A-307-824]


Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty 
Investigations

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

DATES: Effective Date: December 23, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik (Russia) or Kabir 
Archuletta (Venezuela), 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) 482-6905 or (202) 482-2593, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 8, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') 
initiated antidumping duty investigations on ferrosilicon from the 
Russian Federation (``Russia'') and Venezuela.\1\ The Initiation Notice 
stated that, unless postponed, the Department would issue its 
preliminary determinations in these investigations no later than 140 
days after the date of issuance of the initiations, in accordance with 
section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the 
Act''), and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1).\2\
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    \1\ See Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: 
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 49471 (August 
14, 2013) (``Initiation Notice'').
    \2\ See id., 78 FR at 49474.
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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 these investigations have been extended by 16 days. The 
tolled deadline for the preliminary determinations of these 
investigations is January 13, 2014.
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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,''' dated October 18, 2013.
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Postponement of the Preliminary Determinations

    On December 5, 2013, Petitioners \4\ made a timely request, 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e), for postponement of the preliminary 
determinations in these investigations to afford the Department 
additional time to review the respondent's sections A, B, C, and D 
questionnaire submissions and supplemental responses with revised data, 
as well as other information critical to the proceedings, such as the 
cost investigation of Russian ferrosilicon, the mandatory respondent's 
complex corporate structure and sales processes,\5\ review all 
questionnaire responses and supplemental responses complicated by a 
potential cost investigation of FerroAtlantica de Venezuela, S.A.\6\ 
(``FerroVen''), and data reported by FerroVen affected by high 
inflation in the Venezuelan economy.\7\
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    \4\ Petitioners are Globe Specialty Metals, Inc.; CC Metals and 
Alloys, LLC; the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, 
Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers 
International Union; and the International Union, United Automobile, 
Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (``UAW'').
    \5\ See Letter to the Department from Petitioners; re: 
Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation; Request for Postponement 
of the Preliminary Determination, dated December 5 2013.
    \6\ See Letter to the Department from Petitioners; re: 
Ferrosilicon From Venezuela; Request for Postponement of the 
Preliminary Determination, dated December 5 2013.
    \7\ See id.
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    Because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, the 
Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary 
determinations in these investigations by 50 days to March 4, 2014, 
pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e). In 
accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act, the deadline for the 
final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 
days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless extended 
at a later date.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: December 17, 2013.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2013-30531 Filed 12-20-13; 8:45 am]
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