Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From Mexico and the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 35727-35728 [2014-14708]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 121 / Tuesday, June 24, 2014 / Notices APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216(e). Dated: June 18, 2014. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–14705 Filed 6–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–843, A–570–990] Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From Mexico and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire (PC tie wire) from Mexico and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). DATES: Effective Date: June 24, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith (PRC) or Brandon Custard (Mexico), AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1766 or (202) 482–1823, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on May 5, 2014, the Department published its affirmative final determinations of sales at lessthan-fair-value in the antidumping duty investigations of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC, respectively.1 On 1 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From Mexico: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 79 FR 25571 (May 5, 2014); and Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:01 Jun 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 June 17, 2014, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determinations that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of less-than-fair-value imports of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC.2 Scope of the Orders The products covered by these orders are high carbon steel wire; stress relieved or low relaxation; indented or otherwise deformed; meeting at a minimum the physical, mechanical, and chemical requirements of the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) A881/A881M specification; regardless of shape, size or alloy element levels; suitable for use as prestressed tendons in concrete railroad ties (PC tie wire). High carbon steel is defined as steel that contains 0.6 percent or more of carbon by weight. PC tie wire is classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 7217.10.8045, but may also be classified under subheadings 7217.10.7000, 7217.10.8025, 7217.10.8030, 7217.10.8090, 7217.10.9000, 7229.90.1000, 7229.90.5016, 7229.90.5031, 7229.90.5051, 7229.90.9000, and 7312.10.3012. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. Antidumping Duty Orders As stated above, on June 17, 2014, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determinations in these investigations, in which it found material injury with respect to PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC.3 Because the ITC determined that imports of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC are materially injuring a U.S. industry, all unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Mexico and the PRC, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amounts listed below for all relevant From the People’s Republic of China, 79 FR 25572 (May 5, 2014). 2 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From Mexico and the People’s Republic of China, Investigation No. 701–TA–1207 and 731–TA–1208 (Final), June 2014. 3 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35727 entries of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC. These antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 12, 2013, the date of publication of the preliminary determinations,4 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final injury determination as further described below. Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all entries of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amounts as indicated below. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determinations, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margins listed below.5 Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC, we extended the four-month period to no more than six months.6 In the underlying investigations, the Department published the preliminary determinations on December 12, 2013. Therefore, the six-month period beginning on the date of publication of the preliminary determinations ended 4 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire from Mexico: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 78 FR 75544 (December 12, 2013); and Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 78 FR 75545 (December 12, 2013). 5 See section 736(a)(3) of the Act. 6 See letters to the Department from Aceros Camesa, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), dated November 19, 2013; and from Silvery Dragon Technology and Trading Co., Ltd. Tianjin (PRC), dated November 19, 2013. E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 35728 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 121 / Tuesday, June 24, 2014 / Notices on June 10, 2014. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after June 10, 2014, the date the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determinations in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. The weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Weighted-average margin (percent) Country Manufacturer/exporter Mexico ................................ Aceros Camesa, S.A. de C.V. ..................................................................................................... All Others ...................................................................................................................................... Silvery Dragon Group Technology and Trading Co. Ltd. Tianjin/Silvery Dragon Prestressed Materials Co., Ltd. Tianjin. PRC-wide Entity 7 ......................................................................................................................... PRC .................................... This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at https://ia.ita.doc.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. These orders are published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and section 351.211 of the Department’s regulations. Dated: June 18, 2014. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–14708 Filed 6–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Stock Assessment Review Committee Meeting To Review the Gulf of Maine Haddock and the Sea Scallop National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS and the Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW) will convene the 59th SAW Stock Assessment Review committee (SARC) for the purpose of a review of the stock assessments of the Gulf of Maine (GOM) Haddock and the Sea Scallop. The public is invited to attend the presentations and discussions between the review panel and the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 7 The PRC-wide entity includes Wuxi Jinyang Metal Products Co., Ltd. and Shanxi New-Mile International Trade Co., Ltd. VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:01 Jun 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 The meeting will be held in the S.H. Clark Conference Room in the Aquarium Building of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Weinberg, 508–495–2352; email: James.Weinberg@noaa.gov or Anne O’Brien, 508–495–2177; email: Anne.O’Brien@noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: SAW is a formal scientific peer-review process for evaluating and presenting stock assessment results to managers for fish stocks in the offshore US waters of the northwest Atlantic. Assessments are prepared by SAW working groups and reviewed by an independent panel of stock assessment experts called SARC. For further information please visit the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Web site at https://nefsc.noaa.gov/. For additional information about the SARC Meeting and the stock assessment review of the GOM Haddock and the Sea Scallop, please visit the NMFS NEFSC SAW Web site at https:// www.nefsc.noaa.gov/nefsc/saw/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 0648–XD345 SUMMARY: NMFS scientists who have participated in the stock assessment process. DATES: The public portion of the Stock Assessment Review Committee Meeting will be held from July 15 through July 17, 2014. The meeting will commence on July 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the daily meeting agenda. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Anne O’Brien at the NEFSC, (508) 495– 2177, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9.99 9.99 31.40 35.31 Dated: June 18, 2014. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–14727 Filed 6–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC521 Marine Mammals; File No. 16632 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program, 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818 (Responsible Party: Frank Parish, Ph.D.), to conduct research and enhancement on Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi). SUMMARY: The permit and related documents are available for review on the following Web site: https://www. nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ monkseal16632.htm; or, upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)427–8401; fax (301)713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Courtney Smith, (301)427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 1, 2013, notice was published in the Federal Register (78 FR 13863) that a ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 121 (Tuesday, June 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35727-35728]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-843, A-570-990]


Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From Mexico and the 
People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the 
ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on prestressed 
concrete steel rail tie wire (PC tie wire) from Mexico and the People's 
Republic of China (PRC).

DATES: Effective Date: June 24, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith (PRC) or Brandon Custard 
(Mexico), AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-1766 or (202) 482-1823, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on May 5, 2014, 
the Department published its affirmative final determinations of sales 
at less-than-fair-value in the antidumping duty investigations of PC 
tie wire from Mexico and the PRC, respectively.\1\ On June 17, 2014, 
the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determinations that 
an industry in the United States is materially injured within the 
meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of less-than-
fair-value imports of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC.\2\
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    \1\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From Mexico: 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 79 FR 25571 
(May 5, 2014); and Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From the People's 
Republic of China, 79 FR 25572 (May 5, 2014).
    \2\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From Mexico and 
the People's Republic of China, Investigation No. 701-TA-1207 and 
731-TA-1208 (Final), June 2014.
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Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by these orders are high carbon steel wire; 
stress relieved or low relaxation; indented or otherwise deformed; 
meeting at a minimum the physical, mechanical, and chemical 
requirements of the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) A881/
A881M specification; regardless of shape, size or alloy element levels; 
suitable for use as prestressed tendons in concrete railroad ties (PC 
tie wire). High carbon steel is defined as steel that contains 0.6 
percent or more of carbon by weight.
    PC tie wire is classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS) subheading 7217.10.8045, but may also be 
classified under subheadings 7217.10.7000, 7217.10.8025, 7217.10.8030, 
7217.10.8090, 7217.10.9000, 7229.90.1000, 7229.90.5016, 7229.90.5031, 
7229.90.5051, 7229.90.9000, and 7312.10.3012. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive.

Antidumping Duty Orders

    As stated above, on June 17, 2014, in accordance with section 
735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final 
determinations in these investigations, in which it found material 
injury with respect to PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC.\3\ Because 
the ITC determined that imports of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC 
are materially injuring a U.S. industry, all unliquidated entries of 
such merchandise from Mexico and the PRC, entered or withdrawn from 
warehouse, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties.
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    \3\ Id.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the 
Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties 
equal to the amounts listed below for all relevant entries of PC tie 
wire from Mexico and the PRC. These antidumping duties will be assessed 
on unliquidated entries of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 12, 
2013, the date of publication of the preliminary determinations,\4\ but 
will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the 
provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC's final 
injury determination as further described below.
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    \4\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire from Mexico: 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Postponement of Final Determination, 78 FR 75544 (December 12, 
2013); and Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 78 FR 
75545 (December 12, 2013).
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will 
instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all entries of PC 
tie wire from Mexico and the PRC. We will also instruct CBP to require 
cash deposits equal to the amounts as indicated below. These 
instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further 
notice.
    Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC's 
final affirmative injury determinations, CBP will require, at the same 
time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this 
subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-
average antidumping duty margins listed below.\5\
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    \5\ See section 736(a)(3) of the Act.
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Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six 
months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant 
proportion of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC, we extended the 
four-month period to no more than six months.\6\ In the underlying 
investigations, the Department published the preliminary determinations 
on December 12, 2013. Therefore, the six-month period beginning on the 
date of publication of the preliminary determinations ended

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on June 10, 2014. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that 
definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC's 
final injury determination.
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    \6\ See letters to the Department from Aceros Camesa, S.A. de 
C.V. (Mexico), dated November 19, 2013; and from Silvery Dragon 
Technology and Trading Co., Ltd. Tianjin (PRC), dated November 19, 
2013.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after June 10, 2014, the date 
the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding 
the date of publication of the ITC's final injury determinations in the 
Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of 
publication of the ITC's final determination in the Federal Register.
    The weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

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                                                        Weighted-average
            Country             Manufacturer/exporter   margin (percent)
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Mexico........................  Aceros Camesa, S.A.                 9.99
                                 de C.V..
                                All Others...........               9.99
PRC...........................  Silvery Dragon Group               31.40
                                 Technology and
                                 Trading Co. Ltd.
                                 Tianjin/Silvery
                                 Dragon Prestressed
                                 Materials Co., Ltd.
                                 Tianjin.
                                PRC-wide Entity \7\..              35.31
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    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to 
PC tie wire from Mexico and the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the 
Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders 
currently in effect at https://ia.ita.doc.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
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    \7\ The PRC-wide entity includes Wuxi Jinyang Metal Products 
Co., Ltd. and Shanxi New-Mile International Trade Co., Ltd.
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    These orders are published in accordance with section 736(a) of the 
Act and section 351.211 of the Department's regulations.

    Dated: June 18, 2014.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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