Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 8436-8437 [2014-03069]

Download as PDF 8436 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2014 / Notices days of the publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, Electrolux withdrew its request within the 90-day deadline, and no other parties requested an administrative review of the CVD order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding the administrative review of KASR from the PRC covering the period January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess CVDs on all entries of KASR from the PRC during the period of review at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated CVDs required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this 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 CVDs prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. This notice also serves as a final 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(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: February 6, 2014. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–03066 Filed 2–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Feb 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–912] Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On December 27, 2013, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published its Preliminary Results of a changed circumstances review (‘‘CCR’’) of the antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the road (‘‘OTR’’) tires from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’).1 The Department preliminarily determined that Zhongce Rubber Group Company Limited (‘‘Zhongce’’) is the successor-ininterest to Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co., Ltd. (‘‘Hangzhou’’) and invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. As no parties submitted subsequent comment, the Department is making no changes to the Preliminary Results. DATES: Effective Date: February 12, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–4987. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On September 4, 2008, the Department published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on OTR tires from the PRC.2 In the third administrative review of the Order, Hangzhou received its own calculated rate of 112.41 percent.3 On November 5, 2013, Zhongce requested that the Department conduct a changed circumstances review of the Order to confirm that Zhongce is the 1 See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 78 FR 78814 (December 27, 2013) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). 2 See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 73 FR 51624 (September 4, 2008) (‘‘Order’’). 3 See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Rescission, in Part; 2010–2011, 78 FR 22513 (April 16, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 successor-in-interest to Hangzhou.4 In its submission, Zhongce explained that the only change was to the name of the company, and provided evidence supporting its claim.5 On December 27, 2013, we made a preliminary finding that Zhongce is the successor-in-interest to Hangzhou and thus, should receive the same antidumping duty treatment with respect to OTR tires from the PRC as the former Hangzhou.6 We also stated that interested parties had 30 days in which to request a hearing and submit case briefs.7 No party submitted case briefs. Thus, consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we are issuing this final determination within 45 days of our preliminary finding. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this Order includes new pneumatic tires designed for off-the-road and offhighway use, subject to certain exceptions.8 The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings: 4011.20.10.25, 4011.20.10.35, 4011.20.50.30, 4011.20.50.50, 4011.61.00.00, 4011.62.00.00, 4011.63.00.00, 4011.69.00.00, 4011.92.00.00, 4011.93.40.00, 4011.93.80.00, 4011.94.40.00, and 4011.94.80.00. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only; the written product description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Because no parties submitted comments opposing the Department’s Preliminary Results, and because there is no other information or evidence on the record that calls into question the Preliminary Results, the Department determines that Zhongce is the successor-in-interest to Hangzhou for the purpose of determining antidumping duty liability. 4 See Letter from Zhongce to the Department titled ‘‘New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From the PRC: Request for Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co., Ltd. for Changed Circumstances Review’’ (November 5, 2013). 5 Id. at 2–3 and Attachments 1, 2, and 3. 6 See Preliminary Results, 78 FR at 78815. 7 Id. 8 For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2011–2012, 78 FR 33341 (June 4, 2013), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at ‘‘Scope.’’ E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2014 / Notices Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation and collect a cash deposit rate of 112.41 percent on all shipments of the subject merchandise exported by Zhongce and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after the publication date of these results of changed circumstances review.9 Notification This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: February 6, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–03069 Filed 2–11–14; 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: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, Formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (the ‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on nonmalleable cast iron pipe fittings from the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 9 See, e.g., Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 77 FR 21963 (April 12, 2012); see also Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand, 75 FR 74684, 74685 (December 1, 2010). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Feb 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of this antidumping duty order. DATES: Effective Date: February 12, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Jamie BlairWalker, 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– 482–2615. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background 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 Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’).1 As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on nonmalleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked.2 On February 5, 2014, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on nonmalleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.3 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. The subject fittings include elbows, ells, tees, crosses, and reducers as well as flanged fittings. These pipe fittings are also known as ‘‘cast iron pipe fittings’’ or ‘‘gray iron pipe fittings.’’ These cast iron pipe fittings are normally produced to ASTM A–126 and ASME B.16.4 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 78 FR 39256 (July 1, 2013). 2 See 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, 78 FR 72639 (December 3, 2013). 3 See Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From China, 79 FR 6923 (February 5, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8437 specifications and are threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications. Most building codes require that these products are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certified. The scope does not include cast iron soil pipe fittings or grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Fittings that are made out of ductile iron that have the same physical characteristics as the gray or cast iron fittings subject to the scope above or which have the same physical characteristics and are produced to ASME B.16.3, ASME B.16.4, or ASTM A–395 specifications, threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications and UL certified, regardless of metallurgical differences between gray and ductile iron, are also included in the scope of the order. These ductile fittings do not include grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Ductile cast iron fittings with mechanical joint ends (MJ), or push on ends (PO), or flanged ends and produced to the American Water Works Association (‘‘AWWA’’) specifications AWWA C110 or AWWA C153 are not included. Additionally, certain brake fluid tube connectors are excluded from the scope of this order.4 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. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.5 4 To be excluded, the connector must meet the following description: The connector is a ‘‘joint block’’ for brake fluid tubes and is made of nonmalleable cast iron to Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) automotive standard J431. The tubes have an inside diameter of 3.44 millimeters (0.1355 inches) and the inside diameters of the fluid flow channels of the connector are 3.2 millimeters (0.1260 inches) and 3.8 millimeters (0.1496 inches). The end of the tube is forced by pressure over the end of a flared opening in the connector also known as ‘‘flared joint.’’ The flared joint, once made fast, permits brake fluid to flow through channels that never exceed 3.8 millimeters (0.1496 inches) in diameter. 5 On April 21, 2009, in consultation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department added the following HTSUS classification to the anti-dumping duty module for non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings: 7326.90.8588. See Memorandum from Abdelali Elouaradia, Office Director, Import Administration, Office 4 to Stephen Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Import Administration regarding the Final Scope Ruling on Black Cast Iron Cast, Green Ductile Flange and Twin Tee, antidumping duty order on non-malleable iron cast pipe fittings from China, dated September 19, 2008. See also Memorandum to the file from Karine Gziryan, Financial Analyst, Office 4, regarding Module Update adding Harmonized Tariff Schedule Number for twin tin fitting included in the scope of antidumping order on non-malleable iron cast pipe fittings from China, dated April 22, 2009. E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8436-8437]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-912]


Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed 
Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: On December 27, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published its Preliminary Results of a changed 
circumstances review (``CCR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain 
new pneumatic off-the road (``OTR'') tires from the People's Republic 
of China (``PRC'').\1\ The Department preliminarily determined that 
Zhongce Rubber Group Company Limited (``Zhongce'') is the successor-in-
interest to Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co., Ltd. (``Hangzhou'') and 
invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. As no parties 
submitted subsequent comment, the Department is making no changes to 
the Preliminary Results.
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    \1\ See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the 
People's Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 78 FR 78814 (December 
27, 2013) (``Preliminary Results'').

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DATES: Effective Date: February 12, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-4987.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 4, 2008, the Department published in the Federal 
Register an antidumping duty order on OTR tires from the PRC.\2\ In the 
third administrative review of the Order, Hangzhou received its own 
calculated rate of 112.41 percent.\3\
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    \2\ See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the 
People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty 
Order, 73 FR 51624 (September 4, 2008) (``Order'').
    \3\ See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review and Final Rescission, in Part; 2010-2011, 78 
FR 22513 (April 16, 2013).
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    On November 5, 2013, Zhongce requested that the Department conduct 
a changed circumstances review of the Order to confirm that Zhongce is 
the successor-in-interest to Hangzhou.\4\ In its submission, Zhongce 
explained that the only change was to the name of the company, and 
provided evidence supporting its claim.\5\
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    \4\ See Letter from Zhongce to the Department titled ``New 
Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From the PRC: Request for Hangzhou 
Zhongce Rubber Co., Ltd. for Changed Circumstances Review'' 
(November 5, 2013).
    \5\ Id. at 2-3 and Attachments 1, 2, and 3.
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    On December 27, 2013, we made a preliminary finding that Zhongce is 
the successor-in-interest to Hangzhou and thus, should receive the same 
antidumping duty treatment with respect to OTR tires from the PRC as 
the former Hangzhou.\6\ We also stated that interested parties had 30 
days in which to request a hearing and submit case briefs.\7\ No party 
submitted case briefs. Thus, consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we are 
issuing this final determination within 45 days of our preliminary 
finding.
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    \6\ See Preliminary Results, 78 FR at 78815.
    \7\ Id.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this Order includes new pneumatic tires 
designed for off-the-road and off-highway use, subject to certain 
exceptions.\8\ The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') 
subheadings: 4011.20.10.25, 4011.20.10.35, 4011.20.50.30, 
4011.20.50.50, 4011.61.00.00, 4011.62.00.00, 4011.63.00.00, 
4011.69.00.00, 4011.92.00.00, 4011.93.40.00, 4011.93.80.00, 
4011.94.40.00, and 4011.94.80.00. The HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes only; the written product 
description of the scope of the order is dispositive.
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    \8\ For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see 
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic 
of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 
2011-2012, 78 FR 33341 (June 4, 2013), and accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum at ``Scope.''
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Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    Because no parties submitted comments opposing the Department's 
Preliminary Results, and because there is no other information or 
evidence on the record that calls into question the Preliminary 
Results, the Department determines that Zhongce is the successor-in-
interest to Hangzhou for the purpose of determining antidumping duty 
liability.

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Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to 
suspend liquidation and collect a cash deposit rate of 112.41 percent 
on all shipments of the subject merchandise exported by Zhongce and 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after the 
publication date of these results of changed circumstances review.\9\
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    \9\ See, e.g., Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: 
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances 
Review, 77 FR 21963 (April 12, 2012); see also Notice of Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain 
Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand, 75 FR 74684, 74685 (December 
1, 2010).
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Notification

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. Timely written notification of 
the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial 
protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the 
regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
    We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3).

    Dated: February 6, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-03069 Filed 2-11-14; 8:45 am]
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