Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 16771-16772 [2014-06702]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 26, 2014 / Notices initiated the first five-year (‘‘sunset’’) review of the antidumping duty order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’).2 As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked.3 On March 18, 2014, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.4 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is laminated woven sacks. Laminated woven sacks are bags or sacks consisting of one or more plies of fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip, regardless of the width of the strip; with or without an extrusion coating of polypropylene and/or polyethylene on one or both sides of the fabric; laminated by any method either to an exterior ply of plastic film such as biaxially-oriented polypropylene (‘‘BOPP’’) or to an exterior ply of paper that is suitable for high quality print graphics5; printed with three colors or more in register; with or without lining; whether or not closed on one end; whether or not in roll form (including sheets, lay-flat tubing, and sleeves); with or without handles; with or without special closing features; not exceeding one kilogram in weight. Laminated woven sacks are typically used for retail packaging of consumer goods such as pet foods and bird seed. Effective July 1, 2007, laminated woven sacks are classifiable under 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 78 FR 39256 (July 1, 2013). 3 See Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 78 FR 64472 (October 29, 2013) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 4 See Laminated Woven Sacks From China: Determination, 79 FR 15140 (March 18, 2014); Laminated Woven Sacks from China (Investigation Nos. 701–TA–450 and 731–TA–1122 (Review), USITC Publication 4457 (March 2014). 5 ‘‘Paper suitable for high quality print graphics,’’ as used herein, means paper having an ISO brightness of 82 or higher and a Sheffield Smoothness of 250 or less. Coated free sheet is an example of a paper suitable for high quality print graphics. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 6305.33.0050 and 6305.33.0080. Laminated woven sacks were previously classifiable under HTSUS subheading 6305.33.0020. If entered with plastic coating on both sides of the fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip, laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 3923.21.0080, 3923.21.0095, and 3923.29.0000. If entered not closed on one end or in roll form (including sheets, lay-flat tubing, and sleeves), laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under other HTSUS subheadings including 3917.39.0050, 3921.90.1100, 3921.90.1500, and 5903.90.2500. If the polypropylene strips and/or polyethylene strips making up the fabric measure more than 5 millimeters in width, laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under other HTSUS subheadings including 4601.99.0500, 4601.99.9000, and 4602.90.0000. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. This five-year (‘‘sunset’’) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 20, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–06710 Filed 3–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16771 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–804, A–412–801] Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On January 2, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan and the United Kingdom.1 Because no domestic interested party filed a notice of intent to participate in response to the Initiation Notice by the applicable deadline, the Department is revoking the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan and the United Kingdom. DATES: Effective Date: September 15, 2011. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Dreisonstok at (202) 482–0768, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 15, 1989, the Department published the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan and the United Kingdom (collectively, the orders) in the Federal Register.2 On January 2, 2014, the Department initiated the sunset reviews 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 79 FR 110 (January 2, 2014) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Antidumping Duty Orders: Ball Bearings, Cylindrical Roller Bearings, and Spherical Plain Bearings, and Parts Thereof From Japan, 54 FR 20904 (May 15, 1989), and Antidumping Duty Orders and Amendments to the Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Ball Bearings, and Cylindrical Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof From the United Kingdom, 54 FR 20910 (May 15, 1989). These orders were revoked from July 16, 2011, until November 29, 2013, because of litigation at the Court of International Trade and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and the United Kingdom: Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 76 FR 41761 (July 15, 2011); Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and the United Kingdom: Notice of Reinstatement of Antidumping Duty Orders, Resumption of Administrative Reviews, and Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews, 78 FR 76104 (December 16, 2013). E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 16772 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 26, 2014 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan and the United Kingdom pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).3 We received no notice of intent to participate in response to the Initiation Notice from domestic interested parties by the applicable deadline.4 As a result, the Department has concluded that no domestic party intends to participate in these sunset reviews.5 On January 22, 2014, we notified the International Trade Commission, in writing, that we intend to revoke the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan and the United Kingdom.6 Scope of the Orders The products covered by the orders are ball bearings and parts thereof. These products include all antifriction bearings that employ balls as the rolling element. Imports of these products are classified under the following categories: Antifriction balls, ball bearings with integral shafts, ball bearings (including radial ball bearings) and parts thereof, and housed or mounted ball bearing units and parts thereof. Imports of these products are classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 3926.90.45, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 6909.19.50.10, 8414.90.41.75, 8431.20.00, 8431.39.00.10, 8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 8482.80.00, 8482.91.00, 8482.99.05, 8482.99.35, 8482.99.25.80, 8482.99.65.95, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.30.40.00, 8483.50.90, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 8708.60.80, 8708.93.30, 8708.93.60.00, 8708.99.06, 8708.99.31.00, 8708.99.41.00, 8708.99.49.60, 8708.99.58, 8708.99.80.80, 8803.10.00, 8803.20.00, 8803.30.00, 8803.90.30, 8803.90.90, 8708.30.50.90, 8708.40.75.70, 8708.40.75.80, 8708.50.51, 8708.50.61, 8708.50.79.00, 8708.50.89.00, 8708.50.91.50, 8708.50.99.00, 8708.70.60.60, 8708.80.65.90, 8708.93.75.00, 8708.94.75, 8708.95.20.00, 8708.99.55.00, 8708.99.68, and 8708.99.81.80. Although the HTSUS item numbers above are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written descriptions of the scope of the orders remain dispositive. The size or precision grade of a bearing does not influence whether the 3 See Initiation Notice. 4 See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). 5 See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A). 6 See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(2). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 bearing is covered by one of the orders. The orders cover all the subject bearings and parts thereof (inner race, outer race, cage, rollers, balls, seals, shields, etc.) outlined above with certain limitations. With regard to finished parts, all such parts are included in the scope of the orders. For unfinished parts, such parts are included if they have been heattreated or if heat treatment is not required to be performed on the part. Thus, the only unfinished parts that are not covered by the orders are those that will be subject to heat treatment after importation. The ultimate application of a bearing also does not influence whether the bearing is covered by the orders. Bearings designed for highly specialized applications are not excluded. Any of the subject bearings, regardless of whether they may ultimately be utilized in aircraft, automobiles, or other equipment, are within the scope of the orders. Revocation Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(3), if no domestic interested party files a notice of intent to participate, the Department shall issue a final determination revoking the order within 90 days of the initiation of the review. Because no domestic interested party filed a timely notice of intent to participate in these sunset reviews, the Department finds that no domestic interested party is participating in these sunset reviews. Therefore, we are revoking the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan and the United Kingdom. The effective date of revocation is September 15, 2011, the fifth anniversary of the most recent notice of continuation of the antidumping duty orders.7 Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the Department intends to issue instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to terminate the suspension of liquidation of entries of the merchandise subject to the orders which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 15, 2011. Entries of subject merchandise prior to September, 15, 2011, will continue to be subject to the suspension of liquidation and requirements for deposits of estimated antidumping duties. The Department will conduct administrative reviews of the orders with respect to subject 7 See Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China and Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 71 FR 54469 (September 15, 2006). PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review. These final results of the five-year (sunset) reviews and notice are published in accordance with sections 751(c) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 20, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 58 (Wednesday, March 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16771-16772]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-804, A-412-801]


Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and the United 
Kingdom: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping 
Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: On January 2, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) initiated the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders 
on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan and the United 
Kingdom.\1\ Because no domestic interested party filed a notice of 
intent to participate in response to the Initiation Notice by the 
applicable deadline, the Department is revoking the antidumping duty 
orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan and the United 
Kingdom.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 79 FR 110 
(January 2, 2014) (Initiation Notice).

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DATES: Effective Date: September 15, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Dreisonstok at (202) 482-0768, 
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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 15, 1989, the Department published the antidumping duty 
orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan and the United 
Kingdom (collectively, the orders) in the Federal Register.\2\ On 
January 2, 2014, the Department initiated the sunset reviews

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of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from 
Japan and the United Kingdom pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\3\ We received no notice of intent 
to participate in response to the Initiation Notice from domestic 
interested parties by the applicable deadline.\4\ As a result, the 
Department has concluded that no domestic party intends to participate 
in these sunset reviews.\5\ On January 22, 2014, we notified the 
International Trade Commission, in writing, that we intend to revoke 
the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from 
Japan and the United Kingdom.\6\
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    \2\ See Antidumping Duty Orders: Ball Bearings, Cylindrical 
Roller Bearings, and Spherical Plain Bearings, and Parts Thereof 
From Japan, 54 FR 20904 (May 15, 1989), and Antidumping Duty Orders 
and Amendments to the Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value: Ball Bearings, and Cylindrical Roller Bearings and Parts 
Thereof From the United Kingdom, 54 FR 20910 (May 15, 1989). These 
orders were revoked from July 16, 2011, until November 29, 2013, 
because of litigation at the Court of International Trade and Court 
of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. See Ball Bearings and Parts 
Thereof From Japan and the United Kingdom: Revocation of Antidumping 
Duty Orders, 76 FR 41761 (July 15, 2011); Ball Bearings and Parts 
Thereof From Japan and the United Kingdom: Notice of Reinstatement 
of Antidumping Duty Orders, Resumption of Administrative Reviews, 
and Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews, 78 FR 76104 (December 
16, 2013).
    \3\ See Initiation Notice.
    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).
    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(2).
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Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by the orders are ball bearings and parts 
thereof. These products include all antifriction bearings that employ 
balls as the rolling element. Imports of these products are classified 
under the following categories: Antifriction balls, ball bearings with 
integral shafts, ball bearings (including radial ball bearings) and 
parts thereof, and housed or mounted ball bearing units and parts 
thereof.
    Imports of these products are classified under the following 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 
3926.90.45, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 6909.19.50.10, 8414.90.41.75, 
8431.20.00, 8431.39.00.10, 8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 8482.80.00, 
8482.91.00, 8482.99.05, 8482.99.35, 8482.99.25.80, 8482.99.65.95, 
8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.30.40.00, 8483.50.90, 8483.90.20, 
8483.90.30, 8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 8708.60.80, 8708.93.30, 
8708.93.60.00, 8708.99.06, 8708.99.31.00, 8708.99.41.00, 8708.99.49.60, 
8708.99.58, 8708.99.80.80, 8803.10.00, 8803.20.00, 8803.30.00, 
8803.90.30, 8803.90.90, 8708.30.50.90, 8708.40.75.70, 8708.40.75.80, 
8708.50.51, 8708.50.61, 8708.50.79.00, 8708.50.89.00, 8708.50.91.50, 
8708.50.99.00, 8708.70.60.60, 8708.80.65.90, 8708.93.75.00, 8708.94.75, 
8708.95.20.00, 8708.99.55.00, 8708.99.68, and 8708.99.81.80.
    Although the HTSUS item numbers above are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written descriptions of the scope of the 
orders remain dispositive.
    The size or precision grade of a bearing does not influence whether 
the bearing is covered by one of the orders. The orders cover all the 
subject bearings and parts thereof (inner race, outer race, cage, 
rollers, balls, seals, shields, etc.) outlined above with certain 
limitations. With regard to finished parts, all such parts are included 
in the scope of the orders. For unfinished parts, such parts are 
included if they have been heat-treated or if heat treatment is not 
required to be performed on the part. Thus, the only unfinished parts 
that are not covered by the orders are those that will be subject to 
heat treatment after importation. The ultimate application of a bearing 
also does not influence whether the bearing is covered by the orders. 
Bearings designed for highly specialized applications are not excluded. 
Any of the subject bearings, regardless of whether they may ultimately 
be utilized in aircraft, automobiles, or other equipment, are within 
the scope of the orders.

Revocation

    Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(3), if no domestic interested party files a 
notice of intent to participate, the Department shall issue a final 
determination revoking the order within 90 days of the initiation of 
the review. Because no domestic interested party filed a timely notice 
of intent to participate in these sunset reviews, the Department finds 
that no domestic interested party is participating in these sunset 
reviews. Therefore, we are revoking the antidumping duty orders on ball 
bearings and parts thereof from Japan and the United Kingdom. The 
effective date of revocation is September 15, 2011, the fifth 
anniversary of the most recent notice of continuation of the 
antidumping duty orders.\7\
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    \7\ See Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof from the 
People's Republic of China and Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from 
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Continuation 
of Antidumping Duty Orders, 71 FR 54469 (September 15, 2006).
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    Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.222(i)(2)(i), the Department intends to issue instructions to U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation of entries of the merchandise subject to the orders which 
were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
September 15, 2011. Entries of subject merchandise prior to September, 
15, 2011, will continue to be subject to the suspension of liquidation 
and requirements for deposits of estimated antidumping duties. The 
Department will conduct administrative reviews of the orders with 
respect to subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of 
revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review.
    These final results of the five-year (sunset) reviews and notice 
are published in accordance with sections 751(c) and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act.

    Dated: March 20, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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