Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 1018-1019 [2015-00095]

Download as PDF 1018 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 5 / Thursday, January 8, 2015 / Notices (Rugao Jiangbei); (18) RZBC Group Shareholding Co., Ltd. (RZBC Group) and RZBC; (19) Shandong Hongshide Chemical Co., Ltd. (Shandong Hongshide); (20) Shandong TTCA Biochemistry Co., Ltd. (Shandong TTCA); (21) Shihezi City Changyum Biochemical Co., Ltd. (Shihezi City Changyum); (22) Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd. (Weifang Ensign); (23) Wuhan Shuangfeng Citric Acid Co., Ltd. (Wuhan Shuangfeng); (24) Yixing Union Biochemical Co., Ltd. (Yixing Union); (25) Yixing Zhenfen Medical Chemical Co., Ltd. (Yixing Zhenfen); and (26) Yunnan No. 2 Fuel Factory (Yunnan Fuel). On June 27, 2014, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of administrative review with respect to these companies.4 On July 14, 2014, RZBC withdrew their request for an administrative review. In addition, on August 6, 2014, the petitioners withdrew their request for an administrative review for all of the above-listed companies except Laiwu Taihe. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Rescission, In Part Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The petitioners’ and RZBC’s withdrawal of their requests were submitted within the 90-day period and, thus, are timely. Because the petitioners’ and RZBC’s withdrawal of their requests for review are timely and because no other party requested a review of these companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this administrative review, in part, with respect to the following companies: Changsha Huir, Huangshi Xinghua, Hunan Dongting, Jiali Bio Group, Juxian Hongde, Lianyungang Debang, Lianyungang Dongtai, Lianyungang Hengsheng, Lianyungang Yunbo, Lianyungang Zhengrong, Nantong Feiyu, Ningxiang Xinyang, Penglai Marine Bio-Tech, Qingdao Fuso, Reephos Chemical, Rugao Jiangbei, RZBC Group and RZBC, Shandong Hongshide, Shandong TTCA, Shihezi City Changyum, Weifang Ensign, Wuhan Shuangfeng, Yixing Union, Yixing Zhenfen, and Yunnan 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 79 FR 36462 (June 27, 2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Jan 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 Fuel. The administrative review will continue with respect to Laiwu Taihe. Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, during the period January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751 and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: January 5, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2015–00113 Filed 1–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–013] Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty (CVD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (steel wire rod) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Also, as explained in this notice, the Department is amending its final determination to correct an error with respect to the identification of an affiliate of one of the respondents. DATES: Effective Date: January 8, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Trainor or Reza Karamloo, Office II, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4007 and (202) 482–4470, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 19, 2014, the Department published its final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of steel wire rod from the PRC.1 On January 2, 2015, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reasons of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from the PRC.2 The ITC also determined that critical circumstances do not exist.3 Scope of the Order The scope of this order covers certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately circular cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted physical characteristics and meeting the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) definitions for (a) stainless steel; (b) tool steel; (c) high nickel steel; (d) ball bearing steel; or (e) concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products 1 See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 79 FR 68858 (November 19, 2014) (Final Determination). 2 See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People’s Republic of China, Investigation Nos. 701–TA–512 and 731–TA–1248 (Final), USITC Publication 4509, December 2014. 3 Id. E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 1019 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 5 / Thursday, January 8, 2015 / Notices published its affirmative Preliminary Determination 5 in the Federal Register, and before November 5, 2014, the date on which the Department instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. Entries of steel wire rod made on or after November 5, 2014, and prior to the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register are not liable for assessment of CVDs, due to the Department’s discontinuation, effective November 5, 2014, of the suspension of liquidation. With regard to the ITC’s negative critical circumstances determination, the Department will instruct CBP to lift suspension and refund any cash deposits of estimated CVDs for entries on or after April 9, 2014 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of the Preliminary Determination), but before July 8, 2014. Correction to the Final Determination In the Final Determination we inadvertently omitted Benxi Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. from the list of companies comprising Benxi Beiying Iron & Steel Import & Export Corp./ Benxi Beiying Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd.4 Benxi Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. is properly included in the list of affiliates in the ‘‘Suspension of Liquidation’’ section of this notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of the following elements: 0.1 percent or more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorus, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium). All products meeting the physical description of subject merchandise that are not specifically excluded are included in this scope. The products under order are currently classifiable under subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093, 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the HTSUS. Products entered under subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 of the HTSUS also may be included in this scope if they meet the physical description of subject merchandise above. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of steel wire rod from the PRC, effective the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon further instruction by the Department pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, CVDs for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject merchandise. CBP must require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the rates listed below: Countervailing Duty Order In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination that the industry in the United States producing steel wire rod is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of steel wire rod from the PRC. Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this CVD order. Pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, CVDs on unliquidated entries of steel wire rod entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after July 8, 2014, the date on which the Department 4 See Final Determination at 68859, and the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People’s Republic of China at 1–2. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Jan 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 Suspension of Liquidation Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Subsidy rate (percent) Benxi Steel 6 ......................... Hebei Iron & Steel Co Ltd Tangshan Branch .............. All Others .............................. 193.31 178.46 185.89 Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the CVD order with respect to steel wire rod from the PRC pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Commerce Building, for copies of an updated list of countervailing duty orders currently in effect. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: January 2, 2015. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–00095 Filed 1–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 5 See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Preliminary Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 79 FR 38490 (July 8, 2014) (Preliminary Determination). 6 Benxi Steel is comprised of: Benxi Beiying Iron & Steel Group Import & Export Corp.; Benxi Beiying Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd.; Benxi Steel Group Corporation; Beitai Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd.; Benxi Northern Steel Rolling Co., Ltd.; Benxi Beifang Gaosu Steel Wire Rod Co., Ltd.; Benxi Beitai Gaosu Steel Wire Rod Co., Ltd.; Benxi Northern Steel Co., Ltd.; Benxi Beifang Second Rolling Co., Ltd.; Benxi Beitai Ductile Iron Pipes Co., Ltd.; Benxi Iron and Steel (Group) Metallurgy Co., Ltd.; Benxi Iron and Steel (Group) Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.; Benxi Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd.; Bei Tai Iron and Steel Group Imp. and Exp. (Dalian) Co., Ltd.; and Bengang Steel Plate Co., Ltd. PO 00000 Company International Trade Administration [C–570–980] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012; and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (Solar Cells), from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is March 26, 2012, through December 31, 2012. This review covers multiple exporters/producers, two of which are being individually reviewed as mandatory respondents. We preliminarily determine that Lightway Green New Energy Co., Ltd. (Lightway), Shanghai BYD Co. Ltd. (Shanghai BYD) and its cross-owned affiliates received countervailable subsidies during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: January 8, 2015. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 5 (Thursday, January 8, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1018-1019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-00095]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-013]


Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People's 
Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty 
Determination and Countervailing Duty Order

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 (ITC), 
the Department is issuing a countervailing duty (CVD) order on carbon 
and certain alloy steel wire rod (steel wire rod) from the People's 
Republic of China (PRC). Also, as explained in this notice, the 
Department is amending its final determination to correct an error with 
respect to the identification of an affiliate of one of the 
respondents.

DATES: Effective Date: January 8, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Trainor or Reza Karamloo, 
Office II, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4007 and (202) 482-4470, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 19, 2014, the Department published its final 
determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to 
producers and exporters of steel wire rod from the PRC.\1\ On January 
2, 2015, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination 
pursuant to sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and section 705(d) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured by reasons of subsidized imports of subject 
merchandise from the PRC.\2\ The ITC also determined that critical 
circumstances do not exist.\3\
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    \1\ See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the 
People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty 
Determination and Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances 
Determination, 79 FR 68858 (November 19, 2014) (Final 
Determination).
    \2\ See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the 
People's Republic of China, Investigation Nos. 701-TA-512 and 731-
TA-1248 (Final), USITC Publication 4509, December 2014.
    \3\ Id.
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Scope of the Order

    The scope of this order covers certain hot-rolled products of 
carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately circular cross 
section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. 
Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted 
physical characteristics and meeting the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS) definitions for (a) stainless steel; (b) tool 
steel; (c) high nickel steel; (d) ball bearing steel; or (e) concrete 
reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also 
known as free machining steel) products

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(i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of the following 
elements: 0.1 percent or more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 
0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorus, 
more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of 
tellurium). All products meeting the physical description of subject 
merchandise that are not specifically excluded are included in this 
scope.
    The products under order are currently classifiable under 
subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093, 
7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 
7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the 
HTSUS. Products entered under subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 
of the HTSUS also may be included in this scope if they meet the 
physical description of subject merchandise above. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Correction to the Final Determination

    In the Final Determination we inadvertently omitted Benxi Iron & 
Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. from the list of companies comprising Benxi 
Beiying Iron & Steel Import & Export Corp./Benxi Beiying Iron & Steel 
(Group) Co., Ltd.\4\ Benxi Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. is properly 
included in the list of affiliates in the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' 
section of this notice.
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    \4\ See Final Determination at 68859, and the accompanying 
Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination in the 
Countervailing Duty Investigation of Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel 
Wire Rod From the People's Republic of China at 1-2.
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Countervailing Duty Order

    In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, 
the ITC notified the Department of its final determination that the 
industry in the United States producing steel wire rod is materially 
injured by reason of subsidized imports of steel wire rod from the PRC. 
Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are 
publishing this CVD order.
    Pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act, the Department will direct 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further 
instruction by the Department, CVDs on unliquidated entries of steel 
wire rod entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after July 8, 2014, the date on which the Department published its 
affirmative Preliminary Determination \5\ in the Federal Register, and 
before November 5, 2014, the date on which the Department instructed 
CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation in accordance with 
section 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) of the Act states that the 
suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination may 
not remain in effect for more than four months. Entries of steel wire 
rod made on or after November 5, 2014, and prior to the date of 
publication of the ITC's final determination in the Federal Register 
are not liable for assessment of CVDs, due to the Department's 
discontinuation, effective November 5, 2014, of the suspension of 
liquidation.
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    \5\ See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing 
Duty Determination, Preliminary Affirmative Critical Circumstances 
Determination, and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty 
Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 79 FR 38490 
(July 8, 2014) (Preliminary Determination).
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    With regard to the ITC's negative critical circumstances 
determination, the Department will instruct CBP to lift suspension and 
refund any cash deposits of estimated CVDs for entries on or after 
April 9, 2014 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of the Preliminary 
Determination), but before July 8, 2014.

Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will 
direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of steel wire 
rod from the PRC, effective the date of publication of the ITC's notice 
of final determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon 
further instruction by the Department pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of 
the Act, CVDs for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount 
based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject 
merchandise. CBP must require, at the same time as importers would 
normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit 
equal to the rates listed below:
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    \6\ Benxi Steel is comprised of: Benxi Beiying Iron & Steel 
Group Import & Export Corp.; Benxi Beiying Iron & Steel (Group) Co., 
Ltd.; Benxi Steel Group Corporation; Beitai Iron & Steel (Group) 
Co., Ltd.; Benxi Northern Steel Rolling Co., Ltd.; Benxi Beifang 
Gaosu Steel Wire Rod Co., Ltd.; Benxi Beitai Gaosu Steel Wire Rod 
Co., Ltd.; Benxi Northern Steel Co., Ltd.; Benxi Beifang Second 
Rolling Co., Ltd.; Benxi Beitai Ductile Iron Pipes Co., Ltd.; Benxi 
Iron and Steel (Group) Metallurgy Co., Ltd.; Benxi Iron and Steel 
(Group) Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.; Benxi Iron & Steel 
(Group) Co., Ltd.; Bei Tai Iron and Steel Group Imp. and Exp. 
(Dalian) Co., Ltd.; and Bengang Steel Plate Co., Ltd.

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                         Company                             (percent)
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Benxi Steel \6\.........................................          193.31
Hebei Iron & Steel Co Ltd Tangshan Branch...............          178.46
All Others..............................................          185.89
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the CVD order with respect to steel wire 
rod from the PRC pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested 
parties may contact the Department's Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of 
the main Commerce Building, for copies of an updated list of 
countervailing duty orders currently in effect.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with section 
706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: January 2, 2015.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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