Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order, 35523-35524 [2014-14602]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 120 / Monday, June 23, 2014 / Notices alloy steel which contains only small amounts of alloying elements. Specifically, the term carbon-quality includes products in which none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity by weight respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. The description of carbon-quality is intended to identify carbon-quality products within the scope. The welded carbon-quality rectangular pipe and tube subject to the Orders is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7306.61.50.00 and 7306.61.70.60. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the orders is dispositive. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD Orders and the CVD Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and a countervailable subsidy, and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD Orders and the CVD Order. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect 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 AD Orders and the CVD Order is 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 sunset reviews of these orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of this continuation. These sunset reviews 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: June 13, 2014. Lynn Fischer Fox, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. [FR Doc. 2014–14604 Filed 6–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Jun 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–929] Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC) have determined that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States. Therefore, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of this AD order. DATES: Effective Date: June 23, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Romani 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) 482–0198 or (202) 482– 1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On January 2, 2014, the Department published the initiation of the first sunset review of the AD order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.218(c).1 As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the AD order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the PRC would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked.2 On June 6, 2014, pursuant to section 75l(c) of the Act, the ITC determined that revocation of the AD order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the PRC would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.3 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 79 FR 110 (January 2, 2014). 2 See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 79 FR 26208 (May 7, 2014). 3 See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From China, 79 FR 32750 (June 6, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35523 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order includes all small diameter graphite electrodes of any length, whether or not finished, of a kind used in furnaces, with a nominal or actual diameter of 400 millimeters (16 inches) or less, and whether or not attached to a graphite pin joining system or any other type of joining system or hardware. The merchandise covered by the order also includes graphite pin joining systems for small diameter graphite electrodes, of any length, whether or not finished, of a kind used in furnaces, and whether or not the graphite pin joining system is attached to, sold with, or sold separately from, the small diameter graphite electrodes. Small diameter graphite electrodes and graphite pin joining systems for small diameter graphite electrodes are most commonly used in primary melting, ladle metallurgy, and specialty furnace applications in industries including foundries, smelters, and steel refining operations. Small diameter graphite electrodes and graphite pin joining systems for small diameter graphite electrodes that are subject to the order are currently classified under the HTSUS subheadings 8545.11.0010,4 3801.10,5 and 8545.11.0020.6 The HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, but the written description of the scope is dispositive. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 75l(d)(2) of the Act and 19 4 The scope described in the order refers to the HTSUS subheading 8545.11.0000. We note that, starting in 2010, imports of small diameter graphite electrodes are classified in the HTSUS under subheading 8545.11.0010 and imports of large diameter graphite electrodes are classified under subheading 8545.11.0020. 5 See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 47596 (August 9, 2012) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 6 (the scope of the order is amended to include imports classifiable under HTSUS 3801.10, i.e., un-finished small diameter graphite electrodes). 6 See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order and Rescission of LaterDeveloped Merchandise Anticircumvention Inquiry, 78 FR 56864 (September 16, 2013) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comments 1 and 2 (the scope of the order is amended to include large diameter graphite electrodes, specifically those of 17 inches produced by Jilin Carbon classifiable under HTSUS 8545.11.0020). E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 35524 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 120 / Monday, June 23, 2014 / Notices CFR 351.218(a), the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the PRC. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will continue to collect AD 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 orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of this order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of this continuation notice. This 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 and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: June 16, 2014. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 120 (Monday, June 23, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-929]


Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's Republic of 
China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) and the 
International Trade Commission (the ITC) have determined that 
revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on small diameter 
graphite electrodes from the People's Republic of China (PRC) would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material 
injury to an industry in the United States. Therefore, the Department 
is publishing a notice of continuation of this AD order.

DATES: Effective Date: June 23, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Romani 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-
0198 or (202) 482-1690, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 2, 2014, the Department published the initiation of the 
first sunset review of the AD order on small diameter graphite 
electrodes from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.218(c).\1\ As a result of its 
review, the Department determined that revocation of the AD order on 
small diameter graphite electrodes from the PRC would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC of the 
magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be 
revoked.\2\ On June 6, 2014, pursuant to section 75l(c) of the Act, the 
ITC determined that revocation of the AD order on small diameter 
graphite electrodes from the PRC would likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States 
within a reasonably foreseeable time.\3\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 79 FR 110 
(January 2, 2014).
    \2\ See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of 
the Antidumping Duty Order, 79 FR 26208 (May 7, 2014).
    \3\ See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From China, 79 FR 
32750 (June 6, 2014).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order includes all small diameter 
graphite electrodes of any length, whether or not finished, of a kind 
used in furnaces, with a nominal or actual diameter of 400 millimeters 
(16 inches) or less, and whether or not attached to a graphite pin 
joining system or any other type of joining system or hardware. The 
merchandise covered by the order also includes graphite pin joining 
systems for small diameter graphite electrodes, of any length, whether 
or not finished, of a kind used in furnaces, and whether or not the 
graphite pin joining system is attached to, sold with, or sold 
separately from, the small diameter graphite electrodes. Small diameter 
graphite electrodes and graphite pin joining systems for small diameter 
graphite electrodes are most commonly used in primary melting, ladle 
metallurgy, and specialty furnace applications in industries including 
foundries, smelters, and steel refining operations. Small diameter 
graphite electrodes and graphite pin joining systems for small diameter 
graphite electrodes that are subject to the order are currently 
classified under the HTSUS subheadings 8545.11.0010,\4\ 3801.10,\5\ and 
8545.11.0020.\6\ The HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, but the written description of the scope is 
dispositive.
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    \4\ The scope described in the order refers to the HTSUS 
subheading 8545.11.0000. We note that, starting in 2010, imports of 
small diameter graphite electrodes are classified in the HTSUS under 
subheading 8545.11.0010 and imports of large diameter graphite 
electrodes are classified under subheading 8545.11.0020.
    \5\ See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's 
Republic of China: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention 
of the Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 47596 (August 9, 2012) and 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 6 (the scope 
of the order is amended to include imports classifiable under HTSUS 
3801.10, i.e., un-finished small diameter graphite electrodes).
    \6\ See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's 
Republic of China: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention 
of the Antidumping Duty Order and Rescission of Later-Developed 
Merchandise Anticircumvention Inquiry, 78 FR 56864 (September 16, 
2013) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comments 1 
and 2 (the scope of the order is amended to include large diameter 
graphite electrodes, specifically those of 17 inches produced by 
Jilin Carbon classifiable under HTSUS 8545.11.0020).
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Continuation of the Order

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, pursuant to section 75l(d)(2) of the Act and 19

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CFR 351.218(a), the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD 
order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the PRC. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) will continue to collect AD 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 orders will 
be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(c)(2), the Department intends to initiate the next five-year 
review of this order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth 
anniversary of the effective date of this continuation notice.
    This 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 and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: June 16, 2014.
Lynn Fischer Fox,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations.
[FR Doc. 2014-14602 Filed 6-20-14; 8:45 am]
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