Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 32911 [2014-13248]

Download as PDF 32911 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 110 / Monday, June 9, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–931] Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order (‘‘CVD’’) order on circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe (‘‘CWASPP’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: June 9, 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 February 3, 2014, the Department initiated a sunset review of the CVD order on CWASPP from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’).1 The Department received a notice of intent to participate in the review on behalf of Bristol Metals, LLC; Felker Brothers Corporation; and Outokumpu Stainless Pipe Inc., (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 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 austenitic stainless pressure pipe not greater than 14 inches in outside diameter. The subject imports are normally classified in subheadings 7306.40.5005, 7306.40.5040, 7306.40.5062, 7306.40.5064, and 7306.40.5085 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). They may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7306.40.1010, 7306.40.1015, 7306.40.5042, 7306.40.5044, 7306.40.5080, and 7306.40.5090. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only; the written description of the scope 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 Austenitic Stainless Pressure 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 https://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 https:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review We determine that revocation of the CVD order on CWASPP from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the rates listed below: Exporter/manufacturer Net subsidy rate Winner Stainless Steel Tube Co. Ltd. (Winner)/Winner Steel Products (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. (WSP)/Winner Machinery Enterprises Company Limited (Winner HK) (Collectively the Winner Companies). Froch Enterprise Co. Ltd. (Froch) (also known as Zhangyuan Metal Industry Co. Ltd.) ..................................... All Others ............................................................................................................................................................... ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 1.10 percent ad valorem. 299.16 percent ad valorem. 1.10 percent ad valorem. sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: May 29, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–13248 Filed 6–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 79 FR 6163 (February 3, 2014). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Jun 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-931]


Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe From the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of 
the Countervailing Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') finds that 
revocation of the countervailing duty order (``CVD'') order on circular 
welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe (``CWASPP'') from the 
People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels 
indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: June 9, 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 February 3, 2014, the Department initiated a sunset review of 
the CVD order on CWASPP from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').\1\ The Department 
received a notice of intent to participate in the review on behalf of 
Bristol Metals, LLC; Felker Brothers Corporation; and Outokumpu 
Stainless Pipe Inc., (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, 79 FR 6163 
(February 3, 2014).
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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 austenitic 
stainless pressure pipe not greater than 14 inches in outside diameter.
    The subject imports are normally classified in subheadings 
7306.40.5005, 7306.40.5040, 7306.40.5062, 7306.40.5064, and 
7306.40.5085 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS''). They may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7306.40.1010, 
7306.40.1015, 7306.40.5042, 7306.40.5044, 7306.40.5080, and 
7306.40.5090. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only; the written description of the scope 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 Austenitic Stainless 
Pressure 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 https://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 https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    We determine that revocation of the CVD order on CWASPP 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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     Exporter/manufacturer                  Net subsidy rate
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Winner Stainless Steel Tube     1.10 percent ad valorem.
 Co. Ltd. (Winner)/Winner
 Steel Products (Guangzhou)
 Co., Ltd. (WSP)/Winner
 Machinery Enterprises Company
 Limited (Winner HK)
 (Collectively the Winner
 Companies).
Froch Enterprise Co. Ltd.       299.16 percent ad valorem.
 (Froch) (also known as
 Zhangyuan Metal Industry Co.
 Ltd.).
All Others....................  1.10 percent ad valorem.
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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.

    Dated: May 29, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-13248 Filed 6-6-14; 8:45 am]
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