Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013, 15948-15949 [2014-06392]

Download as PDF 15948 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 56 / Monday, March 24, 2014 / Notices 146. Zibo Wuzhou Tanshun Carbon Co., Ltd. Companies that are now part of the PRC entity because they did not demonstrate in this review that they are entitled to a separate rate. 1. Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. 2. Fangda Lanzhou Carbon Joint Stock Company Co., Ltd. 3. Jilin Carbon Graphite Material Co., Ltd. 4. Lanzhou Carbon Co., Ltd. 5. Lanzhou Carbon Import & Export Corp. 6. Lanzhou Hailong New Material Co. 7. Lanzhou Hailong Technology 8. Liaoning Fangda Group Industrial Co., Ltd. 9. Sinosteel Anhui Co., Ltd. 10. Sinosteel Corp. 11. Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Plant 12. Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. 13. Sinosteel Sichuan Co., Ltd. [FR Doc. 2014–06399 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–825] Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012– 2013 Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from Brazil. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2012, through January 31, 2013. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares). We preliminarily find that subject merchandise has not been sold at less than normal value.1 Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: March 24, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Dreisonstok 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) WREIER-AVILES on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 The deadline for the preliminary results of this review was March 17, 2014. Due to the closure of the Federal Government in Washington, DC on March 17, 2014, the Department reached this determination on the next business day (i.e., March 18, 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). VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:29 Mar 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 482–0768, and (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. The SSB subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.00, 7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, 7222.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes.2 The written description is dispositive. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). Access to IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Methodology The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Constructed export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that a weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for Villares for the period February 1, 2012, through January 31, 2013. 2 A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Disclosure and Public Comment We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.3 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.4 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via IA ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, IA ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.5 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, the Department shall determine and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. If Villares’ weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis in the final results of this review, we will calculate an importer-specific assessment rate on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If Villares’ weightedaverage dumping margin continues to be zero or de minimis in the final results 3 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 5 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 4 See E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 56 / Monday, March 24, 2014 / Notices of review, we will instruct CBP not to assess duties on any of its entries in accordance with the Final Modification for Reviews, i.e., ‘‘{w}here the weightedaverage margin of dumping for the exporter is determined to be zero or de minimis, no antidumping duties will be assessed.’’ 6 The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Villares for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. WREIER-AVILES on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of SSB from Brazil entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Villares will be the rate established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 19.43 percent, the all-others rate established in the Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil, 59 FR 66914 (December 28, 1994). These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 6 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 80102 (February 14, 2012). VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:29 Mar 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 18, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum A. Summary B. Background C. Scope of the Order D. Discussion of the Methodology 1. Comparisons to Normal Value a. Determination of Comparison Method b. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis c. Sales Outside the Ordinary Course of Trade d. Costs of Production for Certain Control Numbers 2. Product Comparisons 3. Date of Sale 4. Constructed Export Price 5. Normal Value a. Home Market Viability as Comparison Market b. Level of Trade c. Cost of Production (1) Calculation of Cost of Production (2) Results of COP Test d. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices E. Currency Conversion F. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2014–06392 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–893] Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012– 2013 Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) is conducting an AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15949 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (‘‘shrimp’’) From the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), covering the period of review (‘‘POR’’) from February 1, 2012, through January 31, 2013. As discussed below, the Department preliminarily determines that Zhanjiang Newpro Foods Co., Ltd. (‘‘Newpro’’), and Hilltop International (‘‘Hilltop’’) failed to cooperate to the best of their ability in this review. Accordingly, the Department is finding Newpro and Hilltop are part of the PRC-wide entity to which we are applying adverse facts available (‘‘AFA’’), as discussed below. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: March 24, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, 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) 482–2593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is certain frozen warmwater shrimp.1 The product is currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers: 0306.17.00.03, 0306.17.00.06, 0306.17.00.09, 0306.17.00.12, 0306.17.00.15, 0306.17.00.18, 0306.17.00.21, 0306.17.00.24, 0306.17.00.27, 0306.17.00.40, 1605.21.10.30, and 1605.29.10.10. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written product description, available in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, remains dispositive. Tolling of Deadlines for Preliminary Determination As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from 1 See the Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results for the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Warmwater Shrimp From the People’s Republic of China,’’ (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’) from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with these results, for a complete description of the Scope of the Order. E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-825]


Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel 
bar (SSB) from Brazil. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2012, 
through January 31, 2013. The review covers one producer/exporter of 
the subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares). We 
preliminarily find that subject merchandise has not been sold at less 
than normal value.\1\ Interested parties are invited to comment on 
these preliminary results.
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    \1\ The deadline for the preliminary results of this review was 
March 17, 2014. Due to the closure of the Federal Government in 
Washington, DC on March 17, 2014, the Department reached this 
determination on the next business day (i.e., March 18, 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).

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DATES: Effective Date: March 24, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Dreisonstok 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-
0768, and (202) 482-1690, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. The SSB subject to the 
order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.00, 
7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, 7222.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes.\2\ The written 
description is dispositive.
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    \2\ A full description of the scope of the order is contained in 
the memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Decision 
Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil'' dated 
concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), 
which is hereby adopted by this notice.
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    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on 
file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). 
Access to IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov. 
The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions 
of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Methodology

    The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Constructed 
export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. 
Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. 
For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, 
see Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that a 
weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for Villares for 
the period February 1, 2012, through January 31, 2013.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days of the date of publication of this notice 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), 
interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 30 days after 
the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to 
issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days 
after the date for filing case briefs.\3\ Parties who submit case 
briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit 
with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary 
of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\4\
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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, filed electronically via IA ACCESS. An electronically filed 
document must be received successfully in its entirety by the 
Department's electronic records system, IA ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice.\5\ Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address and 
telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of 
issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to 
those raised in the respective case briefs. The Department intends to 
issue the final results of this administrative review, including the 
results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not 
later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, 
pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the administrative review, the Department shall 
determine and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. If Villares' weighted-
average dumping margin is above de minimis in the final results of this 
review, we will calculate an importer-specific assessment rate on the 
basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated 
for the importer's examined sales and the total entered value of the 
sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If Villares' weighted-
average dumping margin continues to be zero or de minimis in the final 
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of review, we will instruct CBP not to assess duties on any of its 
entries in accordance with the Final Modification for Reviews, i.e., 
``{w{time} here the weighted-average margin of dumping for the exporter 
is determined to be zero or de minimis, no antidumping duties will be 
assessed.'' \6\
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    \6\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 80102 (February 14, 
2012).
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    The Department clarified its ``automatic assessment'' regulation on 
May 6, 2003. This clarification will apply to entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR produced by Villares for which it did not 
know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such 
instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the 
all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) 
involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this 
clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of 
the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of SSB from Brazil entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by 
section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Villares 
will be the rate established in the final results of this 
administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or 
exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of 
the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-
specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter 
is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original 
investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be 
the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of 
the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers 
or exporters will continue to be 19.43 percent, the all-others rate 
established in the Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value: Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil, 59 FR 66914 (December 28, 
1994). These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: March 18, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

A. Summary
B. Background
C. Scope of the Order
D. Discussion of the Methodology
1. Comparisons to Normal Value
    a. Determination of Comparison Method
    b. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis
    c. Sales Outside the Ordinary Course of Trade
    d. Costs of Production for Certain Control Numbers
2. Product Comparisons
3. Date of Sale
4. Constructed Export Price
5. Normal Value
    a. Home Market Viability as Comparison Market
    b. Level of Trade
    c. Cost of Production
    (1) Calculation of Cost of Production
    (2) Results of COP Test
    d. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices
E. Currency Conversion
F. Recommendation

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