Notice of Scope Rulings, 19057-19058 [2014-07715]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices Ajinomoto North America Inc. (collectively, AJINA, or Petitioner). The letter notified the Department that Petitioner was withdrawing the petition filed on September 16, 2013 with respect to the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of monosodium glutamate (MSG) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia). In this instance, because producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product expressed a lack of interest in issuance of an order, the Department is terminating these CVD investigations in accordance with section 782(h)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). DATES: Effective Date: April 7, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jun Jack Zhao or Nicholas Czajkowski, Office VII, 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) 482–1396 and (202) 482–1395, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES On September 16, 2013, AJINA filed a petition alleging that countervailable subsidies were being provided to producers and exporters of MSG from Indonesia and the PRC.1 On October 23, 2013, the Department initiated CVD investigations with respect to imports of MSG from Indonesia and the PRC.2 On March 4, 2014, the Department reached its preliminary affirmative determination that countervailable subsidies were being provided to producers and exporters of MSG in the PRC; the Department also preliminarily determined that critical circumstances exist for imports of MSG from the PRC.3 On that same date, the Department made a preliminary determination that countervailable subsidies were not being provided to producers and exporters of MSG in Indonesia; the Department also preliminarily determined that critical circumstances 1 See Letter from Petitioner, ‘‘Petition for Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Indonesia,’’ dated September 16, 2013 (the petition). 2 See Monosodium Glutamate From the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Indonesia: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 78 FR 65269 (October 31, 2013). 3 See Monosodium Glutamate From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination; and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 79 FR 13615 (March 11, 2014). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 did not exist for imports of MSG from Indonesia.4 On March 7, 2014, Petitioner withdrew its petition with respect to the CVD investigations on imports of MSG from Indonesia and the PRC.5 Scope of the Investigations The scope of these investigations covers monosodium glutamate, whether or not blended or in solution with other products. Specifically, MSG that has been blended or is in solution with other product(s) is included in this scope when the resulting mix contains 15 percent or more of MSG by dry weight. Products with which MSG may be blended include, but are not limited to, salts, sugars, starches, maltodextrins, and various seasonings. Further, MSG is included in these investigations regardless of physical form (including, but not limited to, substrates, solutions, dry powders of any particle size, or unfinished forms such as MSG slurry), end-use application, or packaging. MSG has a molecular formula of C5H8NO4Na, a Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number of 6106– 04–3, and a Unique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) number of W81N5U6R6U. Merchandise covered by the scope of these investigations is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States at subheading 2922.42.10.00. Merchandise subject to these investigations may also enter under HTS subheadings 2922.42.50.00, 2103.90.72.00, 2103.90.74.00, 2103.90.78.00, 2103.90.80.00, and 2103.90.90.91. The tariff classifications, CAS registry number, and UNII number are provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope is dispositive. Termination of the Countervailing Duty Investigations Pursuant to section 782(h)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.207(c), the Department may terminate an investigation based upon a lack of interest if the Department determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of that domestic like product expressed a lack of interest in issuance of an order. In these CVD investigations, AJINA represents 100 percent of the industry producing the domestic like product.6 4 See Monosodium Glutamate From the Republic of Indonesia: Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination; and Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 79 FR 13614 (March 11, 2014). 5 See Letter from Petitioner, ‘‘Withdrawal of Countervailing Duty Petition,’’ dated March 7, 2014. 6 See the petition at Exhibit I–1.A. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19057 As such, because AJINA withdrew its CVD petition regarding MSG from Indonesia and the PRC and because AJINA constitutes 100 percent of the production of the domestic like product, the Department finds that producers accounting for substantially all—in this case, all—of the production of the domestic like product expressed a lack of interest in CVD orders, within the meaning of section 782(h)(1) of the Act. Consequently, we are terminating these CVD investigations and will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to terminate the suspension of liquidation of entries of subject merchandise imported from the PRC. Because we have not directed CBP to suspend liquidation of entries of subject merchandise imported from Indonesia, we will not direct CBP to take any action regarding entries of subject merchandise imported from Indonesia. This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or 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 violation that is subject to sanction. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 782(h)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.207(c). Dated: March 31,2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–07716 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Scope Rulings Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: April 7, 2014. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) hereby publishes a list of scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made between October 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Waters, AD/CVD Operations, AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 19058 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department’s regulations provide that the Secretary will publish in the Federal Register a list of scope rulings on a quarterly basis.1 Our most recent notification of scope rulings was published on February 3, 2014.2 This current notice covers all scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made by Enforcement and Compliance between October 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, inclusive. Subsequent lists will follow after the close of each calendar quarter. Scope Rulings Made Between October 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 People’s Republic of China A–570–967 and C–570–968: Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: Kam Kiu Aluminum Products Sdn. Bhd. and Taishan City Kam Kiu Aluminum Extrusion Co. Ltd. (collectively, Kam Kiu); Kam Kiu’s subparts for elastomeric metal bushings for automotive vehicles are within the scope of the order because they meet the description of merchandise subject to the orders and none of the enumerated exceptions applies; November 21, 2013. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A–570–967 and C–570–968: Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: Traffic Brick Network, LLC; Traffic Brick’s aluminum event ´ decor parts and kits, specifically Pipe Kits and Pipe and Drape Kits, are not within the scope of the order because they are finished gods kits that contain at the time of importation all parts necessary to fully assemble a complete display structure, while the individual Gorilla Pipes (upright and crossbar aluminum extrusion tubes of varying models) are within the scope of the order because they are not kits that contain all parts necessary to fully assemble a complete display structure; December 2, 2013. A–570–941 and C–570–942: Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: Thermo Fisher Scientific (Asheville) LLC; Thermo Fisher’s wire 1 See 19 CFR 351.225(o). Notice of Scope Rulings, 79 FR 6165 (February 3, 2014). 2 See VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 racks used in laboratory equipment are within the scope of the orders because they fit the written description and dimensions of the scope language; December 19, 2013. A–570–932: Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: IMSS, LLC; IMSS’s threaded rod is not within scope of the antidumping duty order because the threaded rod meets the specific exclusion requirements identified in the scope language of the order; October 22, 2013. A–570–835: Furfuryl Alcohol From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: PennAKem LLC; The blending of 0.3 percent of silane coupling compound additive into furfuryl alcohol is insufficient to exclude a product from the scope of the order, as such, furfuryl alcohol to which up to 0.3 percent of silane by volume has been added prior to importation (i.e., a mixture of furfuryl alcohol and silane, of which the silane component comprises no more than 0.3 percent of the total volume of the blend), including but not limited to products with the trade name ‘‘Faint S,’’ is within the scope of the order; November 14, 2013. A–570–970 and C–570–971: Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: Real Wood Floors, LLC; multilayered wood flooring imported by Real Wood Floors, LLC is within the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders because the physical properties, the essential characteristic, and the end use of Real Wood Floors’ rough lumber are significantly altered in the People’s Republic of China, such that the imported product meets the physical description of merchandise covered by the antidumping and countervailing duty orders after being processed in the People’s Republic of China; December 3, 2013. A–570–504: Petroleum Wax Candles From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: HSE USA, Inc.; HSE’s set of 10 candles is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order because the candles meet the definition for utility candles using the criteria set forth in 19 CFR 351.225(k)(2), as determined by the Department; December 13, 2013 (preliminary). A–570–890: Wooden Bedroom From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: Whalen Furniture Manufacturing Inc.; Upholstered PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 headboards are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order because they are completely upholstered and designed to work with metal bed frames; October 28, 2013. Interested parties are invited to comment on the completeness of this list of completed scope and anticircumvention inquiries. Any comments should be submitted to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., APO/Dockets Unit, Room 1870, Washington, DC 20230. This notice is published in accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(o). Dated: March 26, 2014. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–07715 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD183 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would exempt commercial fishing vessels from the scallop trawl mesh size restriction to test an experimental trawl net as a means to reduce finfish bycatch in the southern New England and MidAtlantic scallop trawl fishery. The research is being conducted by Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc., under contract with the NMFS’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 66 (Monday, April 7, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19057-19058]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Scope Rulings

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

DATES: Effective Date: April 7, 2014.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a 
list of scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made between 
October 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013. We intend to publish future 
lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Waters, AD/CVD Operations,

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Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-4735.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department's regulations provide that the Secretary will 
publish in the Federal Register a list of scope rulings on a quarterly 
basis.\1\ Our most recent notification of scope rulings was published 
on February 3, 2014.\2\ This current notice covers all scope rulings 
and anticircumvention determinations made by Enforcement and Compliance 
between October 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, inclusive. Subsequent 
lists will follow after the close of each calendar quarter.
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    \1\ See 19 CFR 351.225(o).
    \2\ See Notice of Scope Rulings, 79 FR 6165 (February 3, 2014).
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Scope Rulings Made Between October 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013

People's Republic of China
A-570-967 and C-570-968: Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic 
of China
    Requestor: Kam Kiu Aluminum Products Sdn. Bhd. and Taishan City Kam 
Kiu Aluminum Extrusion Co. Ltd. (collectively, Kam Kiu); Kam Kiu's 
subparts for elastomeric metal bushings for automotive vehicles are 
within the scope of the order because they meet the description of 
merchandise subject to the orders and none of the enumerated exceptions 
applies; November 21, 2013.
A-570-967 and C-570-968: Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic 
of China
    Requestor: Traffic Brick Network, LLC; Traffic Brick's aluminum 
event d[eacute]cor parts and kits, specifically Pipe Kits and Pipe and 
Drape Kits, are not within the scope of the order because they are 
finished gods kits that contain at the time of importation all parts 
necessary to fully assemble a complete display structure, while the 
individual Gorilla Pipes (upright and crossbar aluminum extrusion tubes 
of varying models) are within the scope of the order because they are 
not kits that contain all parts necessary to fully assemble a complete 
display structure; December 2, 2013.
A-570-941 and C-570-942: Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks 
From the People's Republic of China
    Requestor: Thermo Fisher Scientific (Asheville) LLC; Thermo 
Fisher's wire racks used in laboratory equipment are within the scope 
of the orders because they fit the written description and dimensions 
of the scope language; December 19, 2013.
A-570-932: Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of 
China
    Requestor: IMSS, LLC; IMSS's threaded rod is not within scope of 
the antidumping duty order because the threaded rod meets the specific 
exclusion requirements identified in the scope language of the order; 
October 22, 2013.
A-570-835: Furfuryl Alcohol From the People's Republic of China
    Requestor: PennAKem LLC; The blending of 0.3 percent of silane 
coupling compound additive into furfuryl alcohol is insufficient to 
exclude a product from the scope of the order, as such, furfuryl 
alcohol to which up to 0.3 percent of silane by volume has been added 
prior to importation (i.e., a mixture of furfuryl alcohol and silane, 
of which the silane component comprises no more than 0.3 percent of the 
total volume of the blend), including but not limited to products with 
the trade name ``Faint S,'' is within the scope of the order; November 
14, 2013.
A-570-970 and C-570-971: Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's 
Republic of China
    Requestor: Real Wood Floors, LLC; multilayered wood flooring 
imported by Real Wood Floors, LLC is within the scope of the 
antidumping and countervailing duty orders because the physical 
properties, the essential characteristic, and the end use of Real Wood 
Floors' rough lumber are significantly altered in the People's Republic 
of China, such that the imported product meets the physical description 
of merchandise covered by the antidumping and countervailing duty 
orders after being processed in the People's Republic of China; 
December 3, 2013.
A-570-504: Petroleum Wax Candles From the People's Republic of China
    Requestor: HSE USA, Inc.; HSE's set of 10 candles is not within the 
scope of the antidumping duty order because the candles meet the 
definition for utility candles using the criteria set forth in 19 CFR 
351.225(k)(2), as determined by the Department; December 13, 2013 
(preliminary).
A-570-890: Wooden Bedroom From the People's Republic of China
    Requestor: Whalen Furniture Manufacturing Inc.; Upholstered 
headboards are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order 
because they are completely upholstered and designed to work with metal 
bed frames; October 28, 2013.
    Interested parties are invited to comment on the completeness of 
this list of completed scope and anticircumvention inquiries. Any 
comments should be submitted to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for AD/
CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., APO/Dockets 
Unit, Room 1870, Washington, DC 20230.
    This notice is published in accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(o).

    Dated: March 26, 2014.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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