Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 15313-15314 [2014-05972]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices via Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and Countervailing Duty (‘‘CVD’’) Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’), can be found at 19 CFR 351.303.25 This notice serves as a reminder that any party submitting factual information in an AD/CVD proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.26 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(d), the Department will maintain and make available a public service list for this sunset review. Because changes to the representation of interested parties may have changed since this sunset review was initially conducted, to facilitate the timely update of the service list, it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to this reopened segment file an entry of appearance within 10 days of the publication of this notice. We urge interested parties to apply for access to proprietary information under APO immediately following publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Department’s regulations on submission of proprietary information and eligibility to receive access to business proprietary information under APO can be found at 19 CFR 351.304– 306. This five-year (‘‘sunset’’) review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: March 14, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–06081 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–936] Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On December 2, 2013, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 25 See also Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). 26 See section 782(b) of the Act. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 order on circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe (‘‘line pipe’’) 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) and (C). 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: March 19, 2014. 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 December 2, 2013, the Department initiated a sunset review of the CVD order on line pipe 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 United States Steel Corporation (‘‘US Steel’’), Maverick Tube Corporation (‘‘Maverick’’), American Cast Iron Pipe Company (‘‘ACIPCO’’), JMC Steel Group, Stupp Corporation, Tex-Tube Company, TMK IPSCO, and Welspun Tubular LLC USA, (collectively, ‘‘the domestic industry’’) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). Each of these companies 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 the domestic industry 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 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 78 FR 72061 (December 2, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15313 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 merchandise covered by this order is circular welded carbon quality steel pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines (welded line pipe). The welded line pipe products that are the subject of this order are currently classifiable in the HTSUS under subheadings 7306.19.10.10, 7306.19.10.50, 7306.19.51.10, and 7306.19.51.50. While HTSUS subheadings are provided 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 Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, 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 Enforcement and Compliance Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered 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.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 15314 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices Final Results of Review We determine that revocation of the CVD order on line pipe from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the rates listed below: Producers/exporters Net countervailable subsidy (percent) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@trade.gov. Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 40.05 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001–21) authorizes the 36.74 Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Notification Regarding Administrative Trade Certificate of Review protects the Protective Order holder and the members identified in This notice serves as the only the Certificate from State and Federal reminder to parties subject to government antitrust actions and from administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) private treble damage antitrust actions of their responsibility concerning the for the export conduct specified in the return or destruction of proprietary Certificate and carried out in information disclosed under APO in compliance with its terms and accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. conditions. Section 302(b)(1) of the Timely notification of return/ Export Trading Company Act of 1982 destruction of APO materials or and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the conversion to judicial protective order is Secretary to publish a notice in the hereby requested. Failure to comply Federal Register identifying the with the regulations and the terms of an applicant and summarizing its proposed APO is a sanctionable violation. export conduct. We are issuing and publishing the Request for Public Comments results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of Interested parties may submit written the Act. comments relevant to the determination whether a Certificate should be issued. WeightedExporter average margin If the comments include any privileged (Percent) or confidential business information, it must be clearly marked and a Grobest & I-Mei Industrial (Vietnam) ....................... 25.76 nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked as Dated: March 11, 2014. privileged or confidential business Paul Piquado, information will be deemed to be Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and nonconfidential. Compliance. An original and five (5) copies, plus [FR Doc. 2014–05972 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] two (2) copies of the nonconfidential BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P version, should be submitted no later than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Export Trading Company Affairs, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room International Trade Administration 7025–X, Washington, DC 20230. [Application No. 14–00001] Information submitted by any person Export Trade Certificate of Review is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. ACTION: Notice of Application for an 552). However, nonconfidential versions Export Trade Certificate of Review for of the comments will be made available Willians Global Trade Concierge, LLC to the applicant if necessary for Application no. 14–00001. determining whether or not to issue the Certificate. Comments should refer to SUMMARY: The Office of Trade and this application as ‘‘Export Trade Economic Analysis (‘‘OTEA’’) of the Certificate of Review, application International Trade Administration, number 14–00001.’’ Department of Commerce, has received an application for an Export Trade A summary of the current application Certificate of Review (‘‘Certificate’’). follows. Huludao Companies ......... Liaoning Northern Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. ................ All Others Rate ................. sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This notice summarizes the application and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 33.43 Jkt 232001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Summary of the Application Applicant: Willians Global Trade Concierge, LLC, 5051 Brown Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139. Contact: Janean Campbell, Owner. Application No.: 14–00001. Date Deemed Submitted: February 27, 2014. Summary: Willians Global Trade Concierge, LLC (‘‘WGTC’’) seeks a Certificate of Review to engage in the Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation described below in the following Export Trade and Export Markets: Export Trade Products: All Products. Services: All services related to the export of Products. Technology Rights: All intellectual property rights associated with Products or Services, including, but not limited to: patents, trademarks, services marks, trade names, copyrights, neighboring (related) rights, trade secrets, knowhow, and confidential databases and computer programs. Export Trade Facilitation Services (as They Relate to the Export of Products): Export Trade Facilitation Services, including but not limited to: Consulting and trade strategy, arranging and coordinating delivery of Products to the port of export; arranging for inland and/ or ocean transportation; allocating Products to vessel; arranging for storage space at port; arranging for warehousing, stevedoring, wharfage, handling, inspection, fumigation, and freight forwarding; insurance and financing; documentation and services related to compliance with customs’ requirements; sales and marketing; export brokerage; foreign marketing and analysis; foreign market development; overseas advertising and promotion; Products-related research and design based upon foreign buyer and consumer preferences; inspection and quality control; shipping and export management; export licensing; provisions of overseas sales and distribution facilities and overseas sales staff; legal; accounting and tax assistance; development and application of management information systems; trade show exhibitions; professional services in the area of government relations and assistance with federal and state export assistance programs (e.g., Export Enhancement and Market Promotion programs, invoicing (billing) foreign buyers; collecting (letters of credit and other financial instruments) payment for Products; and arranging for payment of applicable commissions and fees. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 53 (Wednesday, March 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15313-15314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05972]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-936]


Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: On December 2, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty 
(``CVD'') order on circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe 
(``line pipe'') 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) and (C). 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: March 19, 2014.

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 December 2, 2013, the Department initiated a sunset review of 
the CVD order on line pipe 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 United States Steel Corporation (``US 
Steel''), Maverick Tube Corporation (``Maverick''), American Cast Iron 
Pipe Company (``ACIPCO''), JMC Steel Group, Stupp Corporation, Tex-Tube 
Company, TMK IPSCO, and Welspun Tubular LLC USA, (collectively, ``the 
domestic industry'') within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i). Each of these companies 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 72061 
(December 2, 2013).
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    The Department received adequate substantive responses collectively 
from the domestic industry 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 merchandise covered by this order is circular welded carbon 
quality steel pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines (welded 
line pipe).
    The welded line pipe products that are the subject of this order 
are currently classifiable in the HTSUS under subheadings 
7306.19.10.10, 7306.19.10.50, 7306.19.51.10, and 7306.19.51.50. While 
HTSUS subheadings are provided 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 Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line 
Pipe from the People's Republic of China'' from Christian Marsh, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
to Paul Piquado, 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 Enforcement and Compliance Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). 
IA ACCESS is available to registered 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.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

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Final Results of Review

    We determine that revocation of the CVD order on line pipe 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
                  Producers/exporters                        subsidy
                                                            (percent)
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Huludao Companies.....................................             33.43
Liaoning Northern Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.................             40.05
All Others Rate.......................................             36.74
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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(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

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                                                            Weighted-
                       Exporter                          average margin
                                                            (Percent)
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Grobest & I-Mei Industrial (Vietnam)..................             25.76
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    Dated: March 11, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-05972 Filed 3-18-14; 8:45 am]
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