Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 13039-13040 [2014-05020]

Download as PDF 13039 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 45 / Friday, March 7, 2014 / Notices the unchanged Beihai Final Remand Redetermination on September 26, 2013. No party contested the Department’s remand redetermination. On February 18, 2014, the CIT affirmed all aspects of the Department’s remand redetermination.16 Timken Notice In its decision in Timken, 893 F.2d at 341, as clarified by Diamond Sawblades, the CAFC has held that, pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Act, the Department must publish a notice of a court decision that is not ‘‘in harmony’’ with a Department determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The CIT’s February 18, 2014, judgment sustaining the Beihai Final Remand Redetermination constitutes a final decision of that court that is not in harmony with the Final Determination, Amended Final 1 & Order, and Amended Final 2. This notice is published in fulfillment of the publication requirements of Timken. Accordingly, the Department will continue the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise pending the expiration of the period of appeal or, if appealed, pending a final and conclusive court decision. The cash deposit rate will remain the companyspecific rate established for the subsequent and most recent period during which the respondent was reviewed. Amended Final Determination Because there is now a final court decision with respect to the 29 litigants, the revised separate rate dumping margin is as follows: Weighted-average margin (percent) Manufacturer/exporter Beihai Zhengwu Industry Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................... Chaoyang Qiaofeng Group Co., Ltd. (Shantou Qiaofeng (Group) Co., Ltd.) (Shantou/Chaoyang Qiaofeng) ........................... Hainan Fruit Vegetable Food Allocation Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................ Pingyang Xinye Aquatic Products Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................. Shantou Jinhang Aquatic Industry Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................. Shantou Long Feng Foodstuffs Co., Ltd. (Shantou Longfeng Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.) .................................................................. Shantou Ocean Freezing Industry and Trade General Corporation ........................................................................................... Shantou Ruiyuan Industry Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................. Shantou SEZ Xu Hao Fastness Freeze Aquatic Factory Co., Ltd ............................................................................................. Shantou Shengping Oceanstar Business Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................... Shantou Wanya Food Factory Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................... Shantou Yuexing Enterprise Company ....................................................................................................................................... Taizhou Zhonghuan Industrial Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................... Yantai Wei-Cheng Food Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................ Zhejiang Cereals, Oils & Foodstuff Import & Export Co., Ltd ..................................................................................................... Zhejiang Daishan Baofa Aquatic Product Co., Ltd ..................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Evernew Seafood Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Taizhou Lingyang Aquatic Products Co ....................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Zhenglong Foodstuffs Co., Ltd ..................................................................................................................................... Zhoushan Cereals Oils and Foodstuffs Import and Export Co., Ltd ........................................................................................... Zhoushan Diciyuan Aquatic Products Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................... Zhoushan Haichang Food Co. Ltd .............................................................................................................................................. Zhoushan Huading Seafood Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................................... Zhoushan Industrial Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................................... Zhoushan Juntai Foods Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................. Zhoushan Lizhou Fishery Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................................................. Zhoushan Putuo Huafa Sea Products Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................... Zhoushan Xifeng Aquatic Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................................................. Zhoushan Zhenyang Developing Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(e)(1), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: February 28, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary, for Enforcement and Compliance. [C–570–968] [FR Doc. 2014–05018 Filed 3–6–14; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P International Trade Administration Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, AGENCY: 16 See Beihai Zhengwu Indus. Co. v. United States, Slip Op. 14–18, Ct. No. 05–00182 (CIT 2014). 1 The Zhongya Companies are Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co., Ltd, Zhongya Shaped VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Mar 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 Aluminum HK Holding Ltd., and Karlton Aluminum Company Ltd. 2 See Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 76 FR 18521 (April 4, 2011) (Final Determination). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 6.70 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. On February 19, 2014, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce’s (Department’s) results of redetermination, which recalculated the countervailable subsidy rate for the Zhongya Companies 1 in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) 2 pursuant to the CIT’s remand order in Zhaoqing.3 Consistent with the decision SUMMARY: 3 See Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co., Ltd. v. United States, 929 F. Supp. 2d 1324 (CIT 2013) (July 17, 2013) (Zhaoqing); see also Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co., Ltd. v. United States, E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM Continued 07MRN1 13040 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 45 / Friday, March 7, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Timken,4 as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,5 the Department is notifying the public that the final CIT judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department’s Final Determination and is therefore amending its Final Determination. DATES: Effective March 3, 2014.6 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak, Office III, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, C129, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–2209. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 4, 2011, the Department published the Final Determination. In the Final Determination, the Department determined that the Zhongya Companies received a countervailable subsidy with regard to the Government of China’s provision of land-use rights located in the Zhaoqing High-Tech Industry Development Zone (ZHTIDZ) for less than adequate remuneration (LTAR) in 2006. Because the Department determined that it could not use Chinese or world market prices as a benchmark, it compared the price that the Zhongya Companies paid for its land-use rights with comparable marketbased prices for land purchases; specifically, we used the ‘‘indicative land values’’ for land in Thai industrial estates, parks, and zones, which are published in the ‘‘Asian Industrial Property Market Flash’’ by Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis (CBRE), for benchmark purposes.7 In Zhaoqing, the CIT held that it ‘‘cannot conclude that a reasonable reading of the record as a whole supports Commerce’s rebuttal of Plaintiffs’ claim that the land they leased was undeveloped in 2006 and therefore not comparable to a fully developed industrial park’’ 8 and remanded the Department’s selection of Court No. 11–00181 (CIT 2014) (Order) (Zhaoqing II). 4 See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken). 5 See Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades). 6 March 1, 2014, 10 days after the Court’s decision was issued, falls on a Saturday. Therefore, the effective date is Monday, March 3, 2014. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 7 See Final Determination, and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at ‘‘Provision of Land-Use Rights and Fee Exemptions To Enterprises Located in the ZHITDZ for LTAR’’ and Comment 24. 8 See Zhaoqing, 929 F. Supp. 2d at 1329. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Mar 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 Thai industrial land values as benchmarks for comparison with the land-use rights acquired by the Zhongya Companies for reconsideration or further explanation.9 In its final results of redetermination pursuant to Zhaoqing, the Department reconsidered, and revised, the land benchmark used to determine the benefit received by the Zhongya Companies in 2006. Specifically, we recalculated the countervailable subsidy provided to the Zhongya Companies using, instead of Thai industrial land prices, a benchmark based on the ‘‘noninfrastructure’’ land price listed for Subic Bay Freeport in the Philippines. As a result of this revision, the total net subsidy rate calculated for the Zhongya Companies changed from 8.02 percent ad valorem to 4.89 percent ad valorem.10 On February 19, 2014, the CIT affirmed the Department’s final results of redetermination pursuant to remand.11 Timken Notice In its decision in Timken 12 as clarified by Diamond Sawblades, the CAFC has held that, pursuant to section 516A(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department must publish a notice of a court decision that is not ‘‘in harmony’’ with a Department determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The CIT’s February 19, 2014, judgment in Zhaoqing II affirming the Department’s redetermination on remand to rely on a benchmark from the Philippines, and which results in a revised rate for the Zhongya Companies (4.89 percent ad valorem), constitutes a final decision of that court that is not in harmony with the Department’s Final Determination. This notice is published in fulfillment of the publication requirements of Timken. Accordingly, the Department will continue the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise pending expiration of the period of appeal or, if appealed, pending a final and conclusive court decision. Amended Final Determination Because there is now a final CIT decision with respect to the Final Determination, the Department amends 9 Id. 10 See ‘‘Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co., Ltd. and Zhongya Shaped Aluminum (HK) Holding Ltd. v. United States, Court No. 11–00181; Slip Op. 13–83 (CIT 2013), Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand,’’ dated August 20, 2013 at 8. 11 See Zhaoqing II at 2. 12 See Timken, 893 F.2d at 341. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 its Final Determination for the Zhongya Companies.13 The Department finds the following revised net subsidy rate exists: Company Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co., Ltd., Zhongya Shaped Aluminum HK Holding Ltd., and Karlton Aluminum Company Ltd. (collectively, the Zhongya Companies). Ad Valorem net subsidy rate 4.89 percent ad valorem The cash deposit rate for the Zhongya Companies will be the rate listed above, effective March 3, 2014, and the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection accordingly. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(c)(1), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 28, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary, for Enforcement and Compliance. 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Certain fishermen and shark dealers are SUMMARY: 13 As a result of the CIT’s severance and consolidation of parties’ challenges to the Final Determination, the Final Determination was previously amended, in Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 77 FR 74466 (December 14, 2012) (Amended Final Determination). The Amended Final Determination amended the ‘‘all others’’ rate but did not amend the Zhongya Companies’ net subsidy rate. E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 45 (Friday, March 7, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13039-13040]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-968]


Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Notice 
of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Affirmative Countervailing 
Duty Determination and Notice of Amended Final Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination

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

SUMMARY: On February 19, 2014, the United States Court of International 
Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (Department's) 
results of redetermination, which recalculated the countervailable 
subsidy rate for the Zhongya Companies \1\ in the countervailing duty 
(CVD) investigation of aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic 
of China (PRC) \2\ pursuant to the CIT's remand order in Zhaoqing.\3\ 
Consistent with the decision

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of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in 
Timken,\4\ as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,\5\ the Department is 
notifying the public that the final CIT judgment in this case is not in 
harmony with the Department's Final Determination and is therefore 
amending its Final Determination.
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    \1\ The Zhongya Companies are Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co., 
Ltd, Zhongya Shaped Aluminum HK Holding Ltd., and Karlton Aluminum 
Company Ltd.
    \2\ See Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: 
Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 76 FR 18521 
(April 4, 2011) (Final Determination).
    \3\ See Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co., Ltd. v. United 
States, 929 F. Supp. 2d 1324 (CIT 2013) (July 17, 2013) (Zhaoqing); 
see also Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co., Ltd. v. United States, 
Court No. 11-00181 (CIT 2014) (Order) (Zhaoqing II).
    \4\ See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 
1990) (Timken).
    \5\ See Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 
F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades).

DATES: Effective March 3, 2014.\6\
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    \6\ March 1, 2014, 10 days after the Court's decision was 
issued, falls on a Saturday. Therefore, the effective date is 
Monday, March 3, 2014. See Notice of Clarification: Application of 
``Next Business Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination 
Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 
24533 (May 10, 2005).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak, Office III, AD/CVD 
Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
C129, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; 
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telephone: 202-482-2209.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 4, 2011, the Department published 
the Final Determination. In the Final Determination, the Department 
determined that the Zhongya Companies received a countervailable 
subsidy with regard to the Government of China's provision of land-use 
rights located in the Zhaoqing High-Tech Industry Development Zone 
(ZHTIDZ) for less than adequate remuneration (LTAR) in 2006. Because 
the Department determined that it could not use Chinese or world market 
prices as a benchmark, it compared the price that the Zhongya Companies 
paid for its land-use rights with comparable market-based prices for 
land purchases; specifically, we used the ``indicative land values'' 
for land in Thai industrial estates, parks, and zones, which are 
published in the ``Asian Industrial Property Market Flash'' by Coldwell 
Banker Richard Ellis (CBRE), for benchmark purposes.\7\
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    \7\ See Final Determination, and accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum at ``Provision of Land-Use Rights and Fee 
Exemptions To Enterprises Located in the ZHITDZ for LTAR'' and 
Comment 24.
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    In Zhaoqing, the CIT held that it ``cannot conclude that a 
reasonable reading of the record as a whole supports Commerce's 
rebuttal of Plaintiffs' claim that the land they leased was undeveloped 
in 2006 and therefore not comparable to a fully developed industrial 
park'' \8\ and remanded the Department's selection of Thai industrial 
land values as benchmarks for comparison with the land-use rights 
acquired by the Zhongya Companies for reconsideration or further 
explanation.\9\
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    \8\ See Zhaoqing, 929 F. Supp. 2d at 1329.
    \9\ Id.
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    In its final results of redetermination pursuant to Zhaoqing, the 
Department reconsidered, and revised, the land benchmark used to 
determine the benefit received by the Zhongya Companies in 2006. 
Specifically, we recalculated the countervailable subsidy provided to 
the Zhongya Companies using, instead of Thai industrial land prices, a 
benchmark based on the ``non-infrastructure'' land price listed for 
Subic Bay Freeport in the Philippines. As a result of this revision, 
the total net subsidy rate calculated for the Zhongya Companies changed 
from 8.02 percent ad valorem to 4.89 percent ad valorem.\10\
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    \10\ See ``Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co., Ltd. and Zhongya 
Shaped Aluminum (HK) Holding Ltd. v. United States, Court No. 11-
00181; Slip Op. 13-83 (CIT 2013), Final Results of Redetermination 
Pursuant to Court Remand,'' dated August 20, 2013 at 8.
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    On February 19, 2014, the CIT affirmed the Department's final 
results of redetermination pursuant to remand.\11\
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    \11\ See Zhaoqing II at 2.
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Timken Notice

    In its decision in Timken \12\ as clarified by Diamond Sawblades, 
the CAFC has held that, pursuant to section 516A(c) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department must publish a notice of 
a court decision that is not ``in harmony'' with a Department 
determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a 
``conclusive'' court decision. The CIT's February 19, 2014, judgment in 
Zhaoqing II affirming the Department's redetermination on remand to 
rely on a benchmark from the Philippines, and which results in a 
revised rate for the Zhongya Companies (4.89 percent ad valorem), 
constitutes a final decision of that court that is not in harmony with 
the Department's Final Determination. This notice is published in 
fulfillment of the publication requirements of Timken. Accordingly, the 
Department will continue the suspension of liquidation of the subject 
merchandise pending expiration of the period of appeal or, if appealed, 
pending a final and conclusive court decision.
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    \12\ See Timken, 893 F.2d at 341.
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Amended Final Determination

    Because there is now a final CIT decision with respect to the Final 
Determination, the Department amends its Final Determination for the 
Zhongya Companies.\13\ The Department finds the following revised net 
subsidy rate exists:
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    \13\ As a result of the CIT's severance and consolidation of 
parties' challenges to the Final Determination, the Final 
Determination was previously amended, in Aluminum Extrusions From 
the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in 
Harmony With Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty 
Determination, 77 FR 74466 (December 14, 2012) (Amended Final 
Determination). The Amended Final Determination amended the ``all 
others'' rate but did not amend the Zhongya Companies' net subsidy 
rate.

 
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                 Company                    Ad Valorem net subsidy rate
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Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co., Ltd.,   4.89 percent ad valorem
 Zhongya Shaped Aluminum HK Holding Ltd.,
 and Karlton Aluminum Company Ltd.
 (collectively, the Zhongya Companies).
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    The cash deposit rate for the Zhongya Companies will be the rate 
listed above, effective March 3, 2014, and the Department will instruct 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection accordingly. This notice is issued 
and published in accordance with sections 516A(c)(1), 751(a)(1), and 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: February 28, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary, for Enforcement and Compliance.
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