Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 51548-51552 [2014-20663]

Download as PDF 51548 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Notices PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2016 ANNUAL MATERIALS PLAN—Continued Material Unit Germanium Metal ............................................................................................................................ Tantalum .......................................................................................................................................... Tungsten-3 Rhenium Metal ............................................................................................................. Yttrium Oxide ................................................................................................................................... Kg Lb Ta Kgs MT Quantity Footnote 1,600 46,750 2,500 10 Footnote Key: 1 Potential Upgrade/Rotation. 2 Potential Disposal to Support Revenue Goals. 3 Potential Disposal (Landfill). 4 Actual Quantity Will Be Limited To Remaining Inventory. 5 Inventory Depleted Based On Anticipated Rates Of Disposal, Sale, Etc. 6 Potential Barter. [FR Doc. 2014–20673 Filed 8–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with July anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Effective Date: August 29, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Waters, Office of AD/CVD Operations, 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: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with July anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by the Department discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time. Notice of No Sales If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no exports, sales, or entries during the period of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 review (‘‘POR’’), it must notify the Department within 60 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. All submissions must be filed electronically at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.1 Such submissions are subject to verification in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’). Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy must be served on every party on the Department’s service list. Respondent Selection In the event the Department limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews, the Department intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) data for U.S. imports during the POR. We intend to release the CBP data under Administrative Protective Order (‘‘APO’’) to all parties having an APO within seven days of publication of this initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 21 days of publication of this Federal Register notice. The Department invites comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection within five days of placement of the CBP data on the record of the applicable review. Rebuttal comments will be due five days after submission of initial comments. In the event the Department decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act: In general, the Department has found that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be ‘‘collapsed’’ (i.e., treated as a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a substantial amount of detailed 1 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information and analysis, which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, the Department will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping proceeding (i.e., investigation, administrative review, new shipper review or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to this review, if the Department determined, or continued to treat, that company as collapsed with others, the Department will assume that such companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, the Department will not collapse companies for purposes of respondent selection. Parties are requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which they were collapsed. Further, if companies are requested to complete the Quantity and Value (‘‘Q&V’’) Questionnaire for purposes of respondent selection, in general each company must report volume and value data separately for itself. Parties should not include data for any other party, even if they believe they should be treated as a single entity with that other party. If a company was collapsed with another company or companies in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding where the Department considered collapsing that entity, complete Q&V data for that collapsed entity must be submitted. Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that has requested a review may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The regulation provides that the Department E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Notices may extend this time if it is reasonable to do so. In order to provide parties additional certainty with respect to when the Department will exercise its discretion to extend this 90-day deadline, interested parties are advised that the Department does not intend to extend the 90-day deadline unless the requestor demonstrates that an extraordinary circumstance has prevented it from submitting a timely withdrawal request. Determinations by the Department to extend the 90-day deadline will be made on a case-by-case basis. Separate Rates In proceedings involving non-market economy (‘‘NME’’) countries, the Department begins with a rebuttable presumption that all companies within the country are subject to government control and, thus, should be assigned a single antidumping duty deposit rate. It is the Department’s policy to assign all exporters of merchandise subject to an administrative review in an NME country this single rate unless an exporter can demonstrate that it is sufficiently independent so as to be entitled to a separate rate. To establish whether a firm is sufficiently independent from government control of its export activities to be entitled to a separate rate, the Department analyzes each entity exporting the subject merchandise under a test arising from the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Sparklers from the People’s Republic of China, 56 FR 20588 (May 6, 1991), as amplified by Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Silicon Carbide from the People’s Republic of China, 59 FR 22585 (May 2, 1994). In accordance with the separate rates criteria, the Department assigns separate rates to companies in NME cases only if respondents can demonstrate the absence of both de jure and de facto government control over export activities. All firms listed below that wish to qualify for separate rate status in the administrative reviews involving NME countries must complete, as appropriate, either a separate rate application or certification, as described below. For these administrative reviews, in order to demonstrate separate rate eligibility, the Department requires entities for whom a review was requested, that were assigned a separate rate in the most recent segment of this proceeding in which they participated, to certify that they continue to meet the criteria for obtaining a separate rate. The Separate Rate Certification form will be available on the Department’s Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/ nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice. In responding to the certification, please follow the ‘‘Instructions for Filing the Certification’’ in the Separate Rate Certification. Separate Rate Certifications are due to the Department no later than 60 calendar days after publication of this Federal Register notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a Certification applies equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreign-owned firms, and foreign sellers who purchase and export subject merchandise to the United States. Entities that currently do not have a separate rate from a completed segment of the proceeding 2 should timely file a Separate Rate Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this proceeding. In addition, companies that received a separate rate in a completed segment of the 51549 proceeding that have subsequently made changes, including, but not limited to, changes to corporate structure, acquisitions of new companies or facilities, or changes to their official company name 3, should timely file a Separate Rate Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this proceeding. The Separate Rate Status Application will be available on the Department’s Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/ nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice. In responding to the Separate Rate Status Application, refer to the instructions contained in the application. Separate Rate Status Applications are due to the Department no later than 60 calendar days of publication of this Federal Register notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a Separate Rate Status Application applies equally to NMEowned firms, wholly foreign-owned firms, and foreign sellers that purchase and export subject merchandise to the United States. For exporters and producers who submit a separate-rate status application or certification and subsequently are selected as mandatory respondents, these exporters and producers will no longer be eligible for separate rate status unless they respond to all parts of the questionnaire as mandatory respondents. Initiation of Reviews In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are initiating administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings. We intend to issue the final results of these reviews not later than July 31, 2015. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Period to be reviewed Antidumping Duty Proceedings Finland: Purified Carboxymethylcellulose, A–405–803 ................................................................................................................. CP Kelco Oy India: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip, A–533–824 ............................................................................. Ester Industries Limited, Garware Polyester Ltd. Jindal Poly Films Limited of India, MTZ Polyesters Ltd. Polyplex Corporation Ltd. SRF Limited, Vacmet, Italy: Certain Pasta, A–475–818 .................................................................................................................................................... Pastificio Andalini S.p.A. Dalla Costa Alimentare SRL. 2 Such entities include entities that have not participated in the proceeding, entities that were preliminarily granted a separate rate in any currently incomplete segment of the proceeding (e.g., an ongoing administrative review, new VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 shipper review, etc.) and entities that lost their separate rate in the most recently completed segment of the proceeding in which they participated. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7/1/13–6/30/14 7/1/13–6/30/14 7/1/13–6/30/14 3 Only changes to the official company name, rather than trade names, need to be addressed via a Separate Rate Application. Information regarding new trade names may be submitted via a Separate Rate Certification. E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 51550 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Notices Period to be reviewed wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Delverde Industrie Alimentari S.p.A. Rummo, S.p.A. Pasta Lensi S.r.L. La Molisana, S.p.A. Netherlands: Purified Carboxymethylcellulose, A–421–811 ......................................................................................................... Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals B.V. Russian Federation: Solid Urea, A–821–801 ................................................................................................................................ MCC EuroChem Taiwan: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip, A–583–837 .......................................................................... Nan Ya Plastics Corporation Shinkong Materials Technology Corporation. The People’s Republic of China: Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe, A–570–910 ........................................................ Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. Beijing Jia Mei AO Trading Co., Ltd. Beijing Jinghua Global Trading Co. Benxi Northern Steel Pipes, Co. Ltd. CNOOC Kingland Pipeline Co., Ltd. ETCO (China) International Trading Co., Ltd. Guangzhou Juyi Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Huludao City Steel Pipe Industrial. Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Yulong Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Liaoning Northern Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Pangang Chengdu Group Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. Shanghai Zhongyou TIPO Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Tianjin Baolai International Trade Co., Ltd. Tianjin Haoyou Industry Trade Co. Tianjin Longshenghua Import & Export. Tianjin Shuangjie Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Weifang East Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. WISCO & CRM Wuhan Materials & Trade. Zhejiang Kingland Pipeline Industry Co., Ltd. The People’s Republic of China: Tapered Roller Bearings,4 A–570–601 .................................................................................... Ningbo Xinglun Bearings Import & Export Co., Ltd. The People’s Republic of China: Xanthan Gum, A–570–985 ....................................................................................................... A.H.A. International Co., Ltd. CP Kelco (Shandong) Biological Company Limited. Deosen Biochemical (Ordos) Ltd. Deosen Biochemical Ltd. Hebei Xinhe Biochemical Co. Ltd. Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (aka Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.). Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd. Shanghai Smart Chemicals Co., Ltd. Countervailing Duty Proceedings India: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip, C–533–825 ...................................................................... Ester Industries Limited. Garware Polyester Ltd. Polyplex Corporation Ltd. SRF Limited. Jindal Poly Films Limited of India. Vacmet. MTZ Polyesters Ltd. Vacmet India Limited. Italy: Certain Pasta, C–475–819 ................................................................................................................................................... Delverde Industrie Alimentari S.p.A. DeMatteis Agroalimentare S.p.A. Industria Alimentare Filiberto Bianconi 1947 S.p.A La Molisana, S.p.A. The People’s Republic of China: Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe, C–570–911 ........................................................ Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. Beijing Jia Mei AO Trade Co., Ltd. Beijing Jinghua Global Trading Co. Benxi Northern Steel Pipes, Co. Ltd. CNOOC Kingland Pipeline Co., Ltd. ETCO (China) International Trading Co., Ltd. Guangzhou Juyi Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Huludao City Steel Pipe Industrial Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Yulong Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Liaoning Northern Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Pangang Chengdu Group Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. Shanghai Zhongyou TIPO Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 7/1/13–6/30/14 7/1/13–6/30/14 7/1/13-6/30/14 7/1/13–6/30/14 6/1/13–5/31/14 7/19/13–6/30/14 1/1/13–12/31/13 1/1/13–12/31/13 1/1/13–12/31/13 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Notices 51551 Period to be reviewed Tianjin Haoyou Industry Trade Co. Tianjin Longshenghua Import & Export. Tianjin Shuangjie Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Weifang East Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. WISCO & CRM Wuhan Materials & Trade. Zhejiang Kingland Pipeline Industry Co., Ltd. Suspension Agreements Russia: Certain Hot-Rolled Flat Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products, A–821–809 ................................................................... Joint Stock Company Severstal. Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK). Duty Absorption Reviews During any administrative review covering all or part of a period falling between the first and second or third and fourth anniversary of the publication of an antidumping duty order under 19 CFR 351.211 or a determination under 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4) to continue an order or suspended investigation (after sunset review), the Secretary, if requested by a domestic interested party within 30 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the review, will determine, consistent with FAG Italia v. United States, 291 F.3d 806 (Fed Cir. 2002), as appropriate, whether antidumping duties have been absorbed by an exporter or producer subject to the review if the subject merchandise is sold in the United States through an importer that is affiliated with such exporter or producer. The request must include the name(s) of the exporter or producer for which the inquiry is requested. Gap Period Liquidation For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ‘‘gap’’ period, of the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the POR. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Administrative Protective Orders and Letters of Appearance Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. On January 22, 2008, the Department published Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO Procedures, 73 FR 3634 (January 4 The company name listed above was misspelled in the initiation notice that published on July 31, 2014 (79 FR 44390). The correct spelling of the company is listed in this notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 22, 2008). Those procedures apply to administrative reviews included in this notice of initiation. Parties wishing to participate in any of these administrative reviews should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of separate letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). Revised Factual Information Requirements On April 10, 2013, the Department published Definition of Factual Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual Information: Final Rule, 78 FR 21246 (April 10, 2013), which modified two regulations related to antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings: The definition of factual information (19 CFR 351.102(b)(21)), and the time limits for the submission of factual information (19 CFR 351.301). The final rule identifies five categories of factual information in 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21), which are summarized as follows: (i) Evidence submitted in response to questionnaires; (ii) evidence submitted in support of allegations; (iii) publicly available information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c) or to measure the adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2); (iv) evidence placed on the record by the Department; and (v) evidence other than factual information described in (i)–(iv). The final rule requires any party, when submitting factual information, to specify under which subsection of 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) the information is being submitted and, if the information is submitted to rebut, clarify, or correct factual information already on the record, to provide an explanation identifying the information already on the record that the factual information seeks to rebut, clarify, or correct. The final rule also modified 19 CFR 351.301 so that, rather than providing general time limits, there are specific time limits based on the type of factual information being submitted. These modifications are effective for all segments initiated on PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7/1/13–6/30/14 or after May 10, 2013. Please review the final rule, available at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2013/ 1304frn/2013-08227.txt, prior to submitting factual information in this segment. Any party submitting factual information in an antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.5 Parties are hereby reminded that revised certification requirements are in effect for company/ government officials as well as their representatives. Ongoing segments of any antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceedings initiated on or after March 14, 2011 should use the formats for the revised certifications provided at the end of the Interim Final Rule.6 All segments of any antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceedings initiated on or after August 16, 2013, should use the formats for the revised certifications provided at the end of the Final Rule.7 The Department intends to reject factual submissions in any proceeding segments if the submitting party does not comply with applicable revised certification requirements. Revised Extension of Time Limits Regulation On September 20, 2013, the Department modified its regulation concerning the extension of time limits for submissions in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings: Final 5 See section 782(b) of the Act. Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Interim Final Rule, 76 FR 7491 (February 10, 2011) (‘‘Interim Final Rule’’), amending 19 CFR 351.303(g)(1) and (2); Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration during Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Supplemental Interim Final Rule, 76 FR 54697 (September 2, 2011). 7 See Certification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (‘‘Final Rule’’); see also the frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. 6 See E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 51552 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Notices Rule, 78 FR 57790 (September 20, 2013). The modification clarifies that parties may request an extension of time limits before a time limit established under Part 351 expires, or as otherwise specified by the Secretary. In general, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after the time limit established under Part 351 expires. For submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. on the due date. Examples include, but are not limited to: (1) Case and rebuttal briefs, filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309; (2) factual information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c), or to measure the adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2), filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3) and rebuttal, clarification and correction filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3)(iv); (3) comments concerning the selection of a surrogate country and surrogate values and rebuttal; (4) comments concerning U.S. Customs and Border Protection data; and (5) quantity and value questionnaires. Under certain circumstances, the Department may elect to specify a different time limit by which extension requests will be considered untimely for submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously. In such a case, the Department will inform parties in the letter or memorandum setting forth the deadline (including a specified time) by which extension requests must be filed to be considered timely. This modification also requires that an extension request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission, and clarifies the circumstances under which the Department will grant untimelyfiled requests for the extension of time limits. These modifications are effective for all segments initiated on or after October 21, 2013. Please review the final rule, available at http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/ html/2013-22853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in these segments. These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: August 22, 2014. Gary Taverman, Senior Advisor for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–20663 Filed 8–28–14; 8:45 am] 15:25 Aug 28, 2014 International Trade Administration Request for Nominations for the Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs); Amendment Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration. ACTION: Request for Nominations; Amendment. AGENCY: This notice amends the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration Request for Nominations for the Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs) of February 24, 2014 (79 FR 10099) to revise the eligibility criteria to permit federally-registered lobbyists to apply for membership on the ITACs. The Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative no longer maintain an eligibility restriction prohibiting federally-registered lobbyists from applying for appointment on the ITACs in light of a recent policy clarification that the eligibility restriction does not apply to advisory committee members who serve in a representative capacity. The Secretary of Commerce (the Secretary) and the United States Trade Representative (the USTR) will now consider nominations of federally-registered lobbyists for appointment on the 16 ITACs. All other eligibility criteria continue to apply. The full notice is republished in its entirety below for convenience. In February 2014, the Secretary of Commerce (the Secretary) and the United States Trade Representative (the USTR) renewed the charters of the 16 Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs) and the Committee of Chairs of the ITACs for a four-year term to expire on February 14, 2018. The ITACs provide detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary and the USTR regarding trade barriers, negotiation of trade agreements, and implementation of existing trade agreements affecting industry sectors; and perform other advisory functions relevant to U.S. trade policy matters as may be requested by the Secretary and the USTR or their designees. There are currently opportunities for membership on each ITAC. Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies and those that occur throughout the remainder of the charter term, which expires on February 14, 2018. SUMMARY: Appointments will be made on a rolling basis. For that reason, DATES: BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 nominations will be accepted through February 14, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to Ingrid V. Mitchem, Director, Industry Trade Advisory Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4043, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ingrid V. Mitchem, Director, Industry Trade Advisory Center, (202) 482–3268. Recruitment information also is available on the International Trade Administration Web site at: www.trade.gov/itac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) and section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2155), the Secretary and the USTR have renewed the charters of 16 ITACs and the Committee of Chairs of the ITACs. The Secretary and the USTR welcome nominations for the ITACs listed below: Industry Trade Advisory Committees on: (ITAC 1) Aerospace Equipment (ITAC 2) Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods (ITAC 3) Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health/Science Products and Services (ITAC 4) Consumer Goods (ITAC 5) Distribution Services (ITAC 6) Energy and Energy Services (ITAC 7) Forest Products (ITAC 8) Information and Communications Technologies, Services, and Electronic Commerce (ITAC 9) Building Materials, Construction, and Nonferrous Metals (ITAC 10) Services and Finance Industries (ITAC 11) Small and Minority Business (ITAC 12) Steel (ITAC 13) Textiles and Clothing (ITAC 14) Customs Matters and Trade Facilitation (ITAC 15) Intellectual Property Rights (ITAC 16) Standards and Technical Trade Barriers Background Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2155), directed the establishment of a private-sector trade advisory system to ensure that U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation objectives adequately reflect U.S. commercial and economic interests. Section 135(a)(1) directs the President to: ‘‘seek information and advice from representative elements of the private sector and the non-Federal governmental sector with respect to— E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received 
requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders and findings with July anniversary dates. In 
accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those 
administrative reviews.

DATES: Effective Date: August 29, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Waters, Office of AD/CVD 
Operations, 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 has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders and findings with July anniversary dates.
    All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, 
certifications, or comments or actions by the Department discussed 
below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting 
time.

Notice of No Sales

    If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no 
exports, sales, or entries during the period of review (``POR''), it 
must notify the Department within 60 days of publication of this notice 
in the Federal Register. All submissions must be filed electronically 
at http://iaaccess.trade.gov in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.\1\ Such 
submissions are subject to verification in accordance with section 
782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''). Further, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy must be served on every 
party on the Department's service list.
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    \1\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order 
Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011).
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Respondent Selection

    In the event the Department limits the number of respondents for 
individual examination for administrative reviews, the Department 
intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (``CBP'') data for U.S. imports during the POR. We intend to 
release the CBP data under Administrative Protective Order (``APO'') to 
all parties having an APO within seven days of publication of this 
initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent 
selection within 21 days of publication of this Federal Register 
notice. The Department invites comments regarding the CBP data and 
respondent selection within five days of placement of the CBP data on 
the record of the applicable review. Rebuttal comments will be due five 
days after submission of initial comments.
    In the event the Department decides it is necessary to limit 
individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection 
under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act:
    In general, the Department has found that determinations concerning 
whether particular companies should be ``collapsed'' (i.e., treated as 
a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) 
require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, 
which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, the 
Department will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent 
selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the 
respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to 
collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping 
proceeding (i.e., investigation, administrative review, new shipper 
review or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to 
this review, if the Department determined, or continued to treat, that 
company as collapsed with others, the Department will assume that such 
companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them 
for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, the Department will not 
collapse companies for purposes of respondent selection. Parties are 
requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously 
were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which 
they were collapsed. Further, if companies are requested to complete 
the Quantity and Value (``Q&V'') Questionnaire for purposes of 
respondent selection, in general each company must report volume and 
value data separately for itself. Parties should not include data for 
any other party, even if they believe they should be treated as a 
single entity with that other party. If a company was collapsed with 
another company or companies in the most recently completed segment of 
this proceeding where the Department considered collapsing that entity, 
complete Q&V data for that collapsed entity must be submitted.

Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that has requested a 
review may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The 
regulation provides that the Department

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may extend this time if it is reasonable to do so. In order to provide 
parties additional certainty with respect to when the Department will 
exercise its discretion to extend this 90-day deadline, interested 
parties are advised that the Department does not intend to extend the 
90-day deadline unless the requestor demonstrates that an extraordinary 
circumstance has prevented it from submitting a timely withdrawal 
request. Determinations by the Department to extend the 90-day deadline 
will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Separate Rates

    In proceedings involving non-market economy (``NME'') countries, 
the Department begins with a rebuttable presumption that all companies 
within the country are subject to government control and, thus, should 
be assigned a single antidumping duty deposit rate. It is the 
Department's policy to assign all exporters of merchandise subject to 
an administrative review in an NME country this single rate unless an 
exporter can demonstrate that it is sufficiently independent so as to 
be entitled to a separate rate.
    To establish whether a firm is sufficiently independent from 
government control of its export activities to be entitled to a 
separate rate, the Department analyzes each entity exporting the 
subject merchandise under a test arising from the Final Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Sparklers from the People's Republic 
of China, 56 FR 20588 (May 6, 1991), as amplified by Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Silicon Carbide from 
the People's Republic of China, 59 FR 22585 (May 2, 1994). In 
accordance with the separate rates criteria, the Department assigns 
separate rates to companies in NME cases only if respondents can 
demonstrate the absence of both de jure and de facto government control 
over export activities.
    All firms listed below that wish to qualify for separate rate 
status in the administrative reviews involving NME countries must 
complete, as appropriate, either a separate rate application or 
certification, as described below. For these administrative reviews, in 
order to demonstrate separate rate eligibility, the Department requires 
entities for whom a review was requested, that were assigned a separate 
rate in the most recent segment of this proceeding in which they 
participated, to certify that they continue to meet the criteria for 
obtaining a separate rate. The Separate Rate Certification form will be 
available on the Department's Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal 
Register notice. In responding to the certification, please follow the 
``Instructions for Filing the Certification'' in the Separate Rate 
Certification. Separate Rate Certifications are due to the Department 
no later than 60 calendar days after publication of this Federal 
Register notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a 
Certification applies equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreign-owned 
firms, and foreign sellers who purchase and export subject merchandise 
to the United States.
    Entities that currently do not have a separate rate from a 
completed segment of the proceeding \2\ should timely file a Separate 
Rate Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this 
proceeding. In addition, companies that received a separate rate in a 
completed segment of the proceeding that have subsequently made 
changes, including, but not limited to, changes to corporate structure, 
acquisitions of new companies or facilities, or changes to their 
official company name \3\, should timely file a Separate Rate 
Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this 
proceeding. The Separate Rate Status Application will be available on 
the Department's Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice. 
In responding to the Separate Rate Status Application, refer to the 
instructions contained in the application. Separate Rate Status 
Applications are due to the Department no later than 60 calendar days 
of publication of this Federal Register notice. The deadline and 
requirement for submitting a Separate Rate Status Application applies 
equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreign-owned firms, and foreign 
sellers that purchase and export subject merchandise to the United 
States.
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    \2\ Such entities include entities that have not participated in 
the proceeding, entities that were preliminarily granted a separate 
rate in any currently incomplete segment of the proceeding (e.g., an 
ongoing administrative review, new shipper review, etc.) and 
entities that lost their separate rate in the most recently 
completed segment of the proceeding in which they participated.
    \3\ Only changes to the official company name, rather than trade 
names, need to be addressed via a Separate Rate Application. 
Information regarding new trade names may be submitted via a 
Separate Rate Certification.
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    For exporters and producers who submit a separate-rate status 
application or certification and subsequently are selected as mandatory 
respondents, these exporters and producers will no longer be eligible 
for separate rate status unless they respond to all parts of the 
questionnaire as mandatory respondents.

Initiation of Reviews

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are initiating 
administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing 
duty orders and findings. We intend to issue the final results of these 
reviews not later than July 31, 2015.

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             Antidumping Duty Proceedings
 
Finland: Purified Carboxymethylcellulose, A-405-803..     7/1/13-6/30/14
    CP Kelco Oy
India: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet,      7/1/13-6/30/14
 and Strip, A-533-824................................
    Ester Industries Limited,
    Garware Polyester Ltd.
    Jindal Poly Films Limited of India,
    MTZ Polyesters Ltd.
    Polyplex Corporation Ltd.
    SRF Limited,
    Vacmet,
Italy: Certain Pasta, A-475-818......................     7/1/13-6/30/14
    Pastificio Andalini S.p.A.
    Dalla Costa Alimentare SRL.

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    Delverde Industrie Alimentari S.p.A.
    Rummo, S.p.A.
    Pasta Lensi S.r.L.
    La Molisana, S.p.A.
Netherlands: Purified Carboxymethylcellulose, A-421-      7/1/13-6/30/14
 811.................................................
    Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals B.V.
Russian Federation: Solid Urea, A-821-801............     7/1/13-6/30/14
    MCC EuroChem
Taiwan: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet,  7/1/13[dash]6/30/
 and Strip, A-583-837................................                 14
    Nan Ya Plastics Corporation
    Shinkong Materials Technology Corporation.
The People's Republic of China: Circular Welded           7/1/13-6/30/14
 Carbon Quality Steel Pipe, A-570-910................
    Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
    Beijing Jia Mei AO Trading Co., Ltd.
    Beijing Jinghua Global Trading Co.
    Benxi Northern Steel Pipes, Co. Ltd.
    CNOOC Kingland Pipeline Co., Ltd.
    ETCO (China) International Trading Co., Ltd.
    Guangzhou Juyi Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    Huludao City Steel Pipe Industrial.
    Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co., Ltd.
    Jiangsu Yulong Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    Liaoning Northern Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    Pangang Chengdu Group Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
    Shanghai Zhongyou TIPO Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    Tianjin Baolai International Trade Co., Ltd.
    Tianjin Haoyou Industry Trade Co.
    Tianjin Longshenghua Import & Export.
    Tianjin Shuangjie Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    Weifang East Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    WISCO & CRM Wuhan Materials & Trade.
    Zhejiang Kingland Pipeline Industry Co., Ltd.
The People's Republic of China: Tapered Roller            6/1/13-5/31/14
 Bearings,\4\ A-570-601..............................
    Ningbo Xinglun Bearings Import & Export Co., Ltd.
The People's Republic of China: Xanthan Gum, A-570-      7/19/13-6/30/14
 985.................................................
    A.H.A. International Co., Ltd.
    CP Kelco (Shandong) Biological Company Limited.
    Deosen Biochemical (Ordos) Ltd.
    Deosen Biochemical Ltd.
    Hebei Xinhe Biochemical Co. Ltd.
    Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (aka
     Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co.,
     Ltd.).
    Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd.
    Shanghai Smart Chemicals Co., Ltd.
 
           Countervailing Duty Proceedings
 
    India: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film,        1/1/13-12/31/13
     Sheet, and Strip, C-533-825.....................
    Ester Industries Limited.
    Garware Polyester Ltd.
    Polyplex Corporation Ltd.
    SRF Limited.
    Jindal Poly Films Limited of India.
    Vacmet.
    MTZ Polyesters Ltd.
    Vacmet India Limited.
Italy: Certain Pasta, C-475-819......................    1/1/13-12/31/13
    Delverde Industrie Alimentari S.p.A.
    DeMatteis Agroalimentare S.p.A.
    Industria Alimentare Filiberto Bianconi 1947
     S.p.A
    La Molisana, S.p.A.
The People's Republic of China: Circular Welded          1/1/13-12/31/13
 Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe, C-570-911................
    Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
    Beijing Jia Mei AO Trade Co., Ltd.
    Beijing Jinghua Global Trading Co.
    Benxi Northern Steel Pipes, Co. Ltd.
    CNOOC Kingland Pipeline Co., Ltd.
    ETCO (China) International Trading Co., Ltd.
    Guangzhou Juyi Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    Huludao City Steel Pipe Industrial
    Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co., Ltd.
    Jiangsu Yulong Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    Liaoning Northern Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    Pangang Chengdu Group Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
    Shanghai Zhongyou TIPO Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.

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    Tianjin Haoyou Industry Trade Co.
    Tianjin Longshenghua Import & Export.
    Tianjin Shuangjie Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    Weifang East Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    WISCO & CRM Wuhan Materials & Trade.
    Zhejiang Kingland Pipeline Industry Co., Ltd.
 
                Suspension Agreements
 
Russia: Certain Hot-Rolled Flat Rolled Carbon-Quality     7/1/13-6/30/14
 Steel Products, A-821-809...........................
    Joint Stock Company Severstal.
    Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK).
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    \4\ The company name listed above was misspelled in the 
initiation notice that published on July 31, 2014 (79 FR 44390). The 
correct spelling of the company is listed in this notice.
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    During any administrative review covering all or part of a period 
falling between the first and second or third and fourth anniversary of 
the publication of an antidumping duty order under 19 CFR 351.211 or a 
determination under 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4) to continue an order or 
suspended investigation (after sunset review), the Secretary, if 
requested by a domestic interested party within 30 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the review, will determine, 
consistent with FAG Italia v. United States, 291 F.3d 806 (Fed Cir. 
2002), as appropriate, whether antidumping duties have been absorbed by 
an exporter or producer subject to the review if the subject 
merchandise is sold in the United States through an importer that is 
affiliated with such exporter or producer. The request must include the 
name(s) of the exporter or producer for which the inquiry is requested.

Gap Period Liquidation

    For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no 
assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ``gap'' period, of 
the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the POR.

Administrative Protective Orders and Letters of Appearance

    Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. On 
January 22, 2008, the Department published Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO 
Procedures, 73 FR 3634 (January 22, 2008). Those procedures apply to 
administrative reviews included in this notice of initiation. Parties 
wishing to participate in any of these administrative reviews should 
ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the 
filing of separate letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 
351.103(d)).

Revised Factual Information Requirements

    On April 10, 2013, the Department published Definition of Factual 
Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual Information: 
Final Rule, 78 FR 21246 (April 10, 2013), which modified two 
regulations related to antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings: 
The definition of factual information (19 CFR 351.102(b)(21)), and the 
time limits for the submission of factual information (19 CFR 351.301). 
The final rule identifies five categories of factual information in 19 
CFR 351.102(b)(21), which are summarized as follows: (i) Evidence 
submitted in response to questionnaires; (ii) evidence submitted in 
support of allegations; (iii) publicly available information to value 
factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c) or to measure the adequacy of 
remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2); (iv) evidence placed on the 
record by the Department; and (v) evidence other than factual 
information described in (i)-(iv). The final rule requires any party, 
when submitting factual information, to specify under which subsection 
of 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) the information is being submitted and, if the 
information is submitted to rebut, clarify, or correct factual 
information already on the record, to provide an explanation 
identifying the information already on the record that the factual 
information seeks to rebut, clarify, or correct. The final rule also 
modified 19 CFR 351.301 so that, rather than providing general time 
limits, there are specific time limits based on the type of factual 
information being submitted. These modifications are effective for all 
segments initiated on or after May 10, 2013. Please review the final 
rule, available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2013/1304frn/2013-08227.txt, prior to submitting factual information in this segment.
    Any party submitting factual information in an antidumping duty or 
countervailing duty proceeding must certify to the accuracy and 
completeness of that information.\5\ Parties are hereby reminded that 
revised certification requirements are in effect for company/government 
officials as well as their representatives. Ongoing segments of any 
antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceedings initiated on or 
after March 14, 2011 should use the formats for the revised 
certifications provided at the end of the Interim Final Rule.\6\ All 
segments of any antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceedings 
initiated on or after August 16, 2013, should use the formats for the 
revised certifications provided at the end of the Final Rule.\7\ The 
Department intends to reject factual submissions in any proceeding 
segments if the submitting party does not comply with applicable 
revised certification requirements.
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    \5\ See section 782(b) of the Act.
    \6\ See Certification of Factual Information to Import 
Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Proceedings: Interim Final Rule, 76 FR 7491 (February 10, 2011) 
(``Interim Final Rule''), amending 19 CFR 351.303(g)(1) and (2); 
Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration during 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Supplemental 
Interim Final Rule, 76 FR 54697 (September 2, 2011).
    \7\ See Certification of Factual Information To Import 
Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (``Final Rule''); see also 
the frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/
factualinfofinalruleFAQ0
7172013.pdf.
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Revised Extension of Time Limits Regulation

    On September 20, 2013, the Department modified its regulation 
concerning the extension of time limits for submissions in antidumping 
and countervailing duty proceedings: Final

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Rule, 78 FR 57790 (September 20, 2013). The modification clarifies that 
parties may request an extension of time limits before a time limit 
established under Part 351 expires, or as otherwise specified by the 
Secretary. In general, an extension request will be considered untimely 
if it is filed after the time limit established under Part 351 expires. 
For submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously, an 
extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after 
10:00 a.m. on the due date. Examples include, but are not limited to: 
(1) Case and rebuttal briefs, filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309; (2) 
factual information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c), or to 
measure the adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2), filed 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3) and rebuttal, clarification and 
correction filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3)(iv); (3) comments 
concerning the selection of a surrogate country and surrogate values 
and rebuttal; (4) comments concerning U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection data; and (5) quantity and value questionnaires. Under 
certain circumstances, the Department may elect to specify a different 
time limit by which extension requests will be considered untimely for 
submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously. In such 
a case, the Department will inform parties in the letter or memorandum 
setting forth the deadline (including a specified time) by which 
extension requests must be filed to be considered timely. This 
modification also requires that an extension request must be made in a 
separate, stand-alone submission, and clarifies the circumstances under 
which the Department will grant untimely-filed requests for the 
extension of time limits. These modifications are effective for all 
segments initiated on or after October 21, 2013. Please review the 
final rule, available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/html/2013-22853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in these 
segments.
    These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i).

    Dated: August 22, 2014.
Gary Taverman,
Senior Advisor for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
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