Commodity Matchbooks From India: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 12800-12801 [2015-05565]

Download as PDF 12800 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 47 / Wednesday, March 11, 2015 / Notices is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results of administrative review and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: March 3, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–05561 Filed 3–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer of the domestic like product.4 The Department received an adequate substantive response from the domestic industry within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).5 The Department did not receive a response from the Government of India or any respondent interested party to the proceeding. Because the Department received no response from the respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited review of this CVD order, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(l)(ii)(B)(2) and (C)(2). International Trade Administration Scope of the Order [C–533–849] The scope of this order covers commodity matchbooks, also known as commodity book matches, paper matches or booklet matches.6 Commodity matchbooks typically, but do not necessarily, consist of twenty match stems which are usually made from paperboard or similar material tipped with a match head composed of any chemical formula. The match stems may be stitched, stapled or otherwise fastened into a matchbook cover of any material, on which a striking strip composed of any chemical formula has been applied to assist in the ignition process. Commodity matchbooks included in the scope of this order may or may not contain printing. For example, they may have no printing other than the identification of the manufacturer or importer. Commodity matchbooks may also be printed with a generic message such as ‘‘Thank You’’ or a generic image such as the American Flag, with store brands (e.g., Kroger, 7-Eleven, Shurfine or Giant); product brands for national or regional advertisers such as cigarettes or alcoholic beverages; or with corporate brands for national or regional distributors (e.g., Penley Corp. or Diamond Brands). They all enter retail distribution channels. Regardless of the materials used for the stems of the matches and regardless of the way the match stems are fastened to the Commodity Matchbooks From India: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on commodity matchbooks from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the final results of review section of this notice. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: March 11, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, Office VII, 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) 482–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES On November 3, 2014, the Department initiated a sunset review of the CVD order on commodity matchbooks from India 1 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On November 18, 2014, D.D. Bean & Sons Co. (D.D. Bean) filed a notice of intent to participate in the review.3 D.D. Bean claimed interested party status 1 See Commodity Matchbooks from India: Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 65740 (December 11, 2009). 2 See Initiation of Five Year (‘‘Sunset) Review, 79 FR 65186 (November 3, 2014). 3 See Letter from D.D. Bean to the Department, ‘‘Five Year (‘‘Sunset Review’’) Countervailing Duty Order on Commodity Matchbooks from India— Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated November 18, 2014. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Mar 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 4 In its response, D.D. Bean claims to be the sole U.S. producer of the domestic like product. Id. at 1. 5 See Letter from D.D. Bean to the Department, ‘‘Commodity Matchbooks from India,’’ dated December 3, 2014; see also Memo to the File from David Crespo, Senior Analyst, AD/CVD Operations Office II, ‘‘RE: Telephone Conversation with D.D. Bean & Sons Co.,’’ dated December 4, 2014. 6 Such commodity matchbooks are also referred to as ‘‘for resale’’ because they always enter into retail channels, meaning businesses that sell a general variety of tangible merchandise, e.g., convenience stores, supermarkets, dollar stores, drug stores and mass merchandisers. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 matchbook cover, all commodity matchbooks are included in the scope of this investigation. All matchbooks, including commodity matchbooks, typically comply with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Safety Standard for Matchbooks, codified at 16 CFR 1202.1 et seq. The scope of this order excludes promotional matchbooks, often referred to as ‘‘not for resale,’’ or ‘‘specialty advertising’’ matchbooks, as they do not enter into retail channels and are sold to businesses that provide hospitality, dining, drinking or entertainment services to their customers, and are given away by these businesses as promotional items. Such promotional matchbooks are distinguished by the physical characteristic of having the name and/or logo of a bar, restaurant, ´ resort, hotel, club, cafe/coffee shop, grill, pub, eatery, lounge, casino, barbecue or individual establishment printed prominently on the matchbook cover. Promotional matchbook cover printing also typically includes the address and the phone number of the business or establishment being promoted.7 Also excluded are all other matches that are not fastened into a matchbook cover such as wooden matches, stick matches, box matches, kitchen matches, pocket matches, penny matches, household matches, strikeanywhere matches (aka ‘‘SAW’’ matches), strike-on-box matches (aka ‘‘SOB’’ matches), fireplace matches, barbeque/grill matches, fire starters, and wax matches. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the CVD Order were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this expedited sunset review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file electronically via the Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized 7 The gross distinctions between commodity matchbooks and promotional matchbooks may be summarized as follows: (1) If it has no printing, or is printed with a generic message such as ‘‘Thank You’’ or a generic image such as the American Flag, or printed with national or regional store brands or corporate brands, it is commodity; (2) if it has printing, and the printing includes the name of a ´ bar, restaurant, resort, hotel, club, cafe/coffee shop, grill, pub, eatery, lounge, casino, barbecue, or individual establishment prominently displayed on the matchbook cover, it is promotional. E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 47 / Wednesday, March 11, 2015 / Notices Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Electronic System (ACCESS).8 ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index/html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–848] Commodity Matchbooks From India: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 3, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Final Results of Review Department) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation commodity matchbooks from India pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff of the CVD order on commodity Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 The matchbooks from India would be likely Department has conducted an expedited to lead to continuation or recurrence of (120-day) sunset review for this order 2 a net countervailable subsidy at the pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the rates listed below: Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of this sunset review, the Net Department finds that revocation of the Manufacturers/Exporters/ countervailable Producers subsidy antidumping duty order would be likely (percent) to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ‘‘Final Triveni Safety Matches Pvt. Limited ................. 9.88 Results of Review’’ section of this All Others ........................ 9.88 notice. DATES: Effective March 11, 2015. Notification Regarding Administrative FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Protective Order David Crespo at (202) 482–3693, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement This notice also serves as the only and Compliance, International Trade reminder to parties subject to Administration, U.S. Department of administrative protective order (APO) of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution their responsibility concerning the Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. return or destruction of proprietary SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Background Timely notification of the return or On November 3, 2014, the Department destruction of APO materials or published the notice of initiation of the conversion to judicial protective orders first sunset review of the antidumping is hereby requested. Failure to comply duty order on commodity matchbooks with the regulations and terms of an from India pursuant to section 751(c) of APO is a violation which is subject to the Act.3 sanction. The Department received a notice of The Department is issuing and intent to participate from D.D. Bean & publishing these final results and this Sons Co. (D.D. Bean), a domestic notice in accordance with sections interested party, within the deadline 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The company claimed interested party Dated: March 3, 2015. status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act Paul Piquado, as a producer of a domestic like product Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and in the United States. Compliance. The Department received a complete [FR Doc. 2015–05565 Filed 3–10–15; 8:45 am] substantive response to the notice of BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P initiation from D.D. Bean within the 30day deadline specified in 19 CFR 8 On November 24, 2014, Enforcement and Compliance changed the name of Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’) to AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’): http://ia.access.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be found at 79 FR 6906 (November 20, 2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Mar 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 AGENCY: 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 79 FR 65186 (November 3, 2014) (Notice of Initiation). 2 See Commodity Matchbooks from India: Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 65737 (December 11, 2009). 3 Notice of Initiation, 79 FR at 65186. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12801 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no substantive responses from respondent interested parties with respect to the order covered by this sunset review, nor was a hearing requested. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the antidumping duty order on commodity matchbooks from India. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is commodity matchbooks, also known as commodity book matches, paper matches or booklet matches.4 Commodity matchbooks typically, but do not necessarily, consist of twenty match stems which are usually made from paperboard or similar material tipped with a match head composed of any chemical formula. The match stems may be stitched, stapled, or otherwise fastened into a matchbook cover of any material, on which a striking strip composed of any chemical formula has been applied to assist in the ignition process. Commodity matchbooks included in the scope of this order may or may not contain printing. For example, they may have no printing other than the identification of the manufacturer or importer. Commodity matchbooks may also be printed with a generic message such as ‘‘Thank You’’ or a generic image such as the American Flag, with store brands (e.g., Kroger, 7-Eleven, Shurfine or Giant); product brands for national or regional advertisers such as cigarettes or alcoholic beverages; or with corporate brands for national or regional distributors (e.g., Penley Corp. or Diamond Brands). They all enter retail distribution channels. Regardless of the materials used for the stems of the matches and regardless of the way the match stems are fastened to the matchbook cover, all commodity matchbooks are included in the scope of this order. All matchbooks, including commodity matchbooks, typically comply with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Safety Standard for Matchbooks, codified at 16 CFR 1202.1 et seq. The scope of this order excludes promotional matchbooks, often referred to as ‘‘not for resale,’’ or ‘‘specialty advertising’’ matchbooks, as they do not enter into retail channels and are sold 4 Such commodity matchbooks are also referred to as ‘‘for resale’’ because they always enter into retail channels, meaning businesses that sell a general variety of tangible merchandise, e.g., convenience stores, supermarkets, dollar stores, drug stores and mass merchandisers. E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 47 (Wednesday, March 11, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-849]


Commodity Matchbooks From India: Final Results of Expedited 
Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that 
revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on commodity 
matchbooks from India would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the 
final results of review section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: March 11, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, Office VII, 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-
5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 3, 2014, the Department initiated a sunset review of 
the CVD order on commodity matchbooks from India \1\ pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On 
November 18, 2014, D.D. Bean & Sons Co. (D.D. Bean) filed a notice of 
intent to participate in the review.\3\ D.D. Bean claimed interested 
party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer 
of the domestic like product.\4\
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    \1\ See Commodity Matchbooks from India: Countervailing Duty 
Order, 74 FR 65740 (December 11, 2009).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five Year (``Sunset) Review, 79 FR 65186 
(November 3, 2014).
    \3\ See Letter from D.D. Bean to the Department, ``Five Year 
(``Sunset Review'') Countervailing Duty Order on Commodity 
Matchbooks from India--Notice of Intent to Participate,'' dated 
November 18, 2014.
    \4\ In its response, D.D. Bean claims to be the sole U.S. 
producer of the domestic like product. Id. at 1.
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    The Department received an adequate substantive response from the 
domestic industry within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i).\5\ The Department did not receive a response from the 
Government of India or any respondent interested party to the 
proceeding. Because the Department received no response from the 
respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited 
review of this CVD order, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(l)(ii)(B)(2) and (C)(2).
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    \5\ See Letter from D.D. Bean to the Department, ``Commodity 
Matchbooks from India,'' dated December 3, 2014; see also Memo to 
the File from David Crespo, Senior Analyst, AD/CVD Operations Office 
II, ``RE: Telephone Conversation with D.D. Bean & Sons Co.,'' dated 
December 4, 2014.
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Scope of the Order

    The scope of this order covers commodity matchbooks, also known as 
commodity book matches, paper matches or booklet matches.\6\ Commodity 
matchbooks typically, but do not necessarily, consist of twenty match 
stems which are usually made from paperboard or similar material tipped 
with a match head composed of any chemical formula. The match stems may 
be stitched, stapled or otherwise fastened into a matchbook cover of 
any material, on which a striking strip composed of any chemical 
formula has been applied to assist in the ignition process.
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    \6\ Such commodity matchbooks are also referred to as ``for 
resale'' because they always enter into retail channels, meaning 
businesses that sell a general variety of tangible merchandise, 
e.g., convenience stores, supermarkets, dollar stores, drug stores 
and mass merchandisers.
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    Commodity matchbooks included in the scope of this order may or may 
not contain printing. For example, they may have no printing other than 
the identification of the manufacturer or importer. Commodity 
matchbooks may also be printed with a generic message such as ``Thank 
You'' or a generic image such as the American Flag, with store brands 
(e.g., Kroger, 7-Eleven, Shurfine or Giant); product brands for 
national or regional advertisers such as cigarettes or alcoholic 
beverages; or with corporate brands for national or regional 
distributors (e.g., Penley Corp. or Diamond Brands). They all enter 
retail distribution channels. Regardless of the materials used for the 
stems of the matches and regardless of the way the match stems are 
fastened to the matchbook cover, all commodity matchbooks are included 
in the scope of this investigation. All matchbooks, including commodity 
matchbooks, typically comply with the United States Consumer Product 
Safety Commission (CPSC) Safety Standard for Matchbooks, codified at 16 
CFR 1202.1 et seq.
    The scope of this order excludes promotional matchbooks, often 
referred to as ``not for resale,'' or ``specialty advertising'' 
matchbooks, as they do not enter into retail channels and are sold to 
businesses that provide hospitality, dining, drinking or entertainment 
services to their customers, and are given away by these businesses as 
promotional items. Such promotional matchbooks are distinguished by the 
physical characteristic of having the name and/or logo of a bar, 
restaurant, resort, hotel, club, caf[eacute]/coffee shop, grill, pub, 
eatery, lounge, casino, barbecue or individual establishment printed 
prominently on the matchbook cover. Promotional matchbook cover 
printing also typically includes the address and the phone number of 
the business or establishment being promoted.\7\ Also excluded are all 
other matches that are not fastened into a matchbook cover such as 
wooden matches, stick matches, box matches, kitchen matches, pocket 
matches, penny matches, household matches, strike-anywhere matches (aka 
``SAW'' matches), strike-on-box matches (aka ``SOB'' matches), 
fireplace matches, barbeque/grill matches, fire starters, and wax 
matches.
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    \7\ The gross distinctions between commodity matchbooks and 
promotional matchbooks may be summarized as follows: (1) If it has 
no printing, or is printed with a generic message such as ``Thank 
You'' or a generic image such as the American Flag, or printed with 
national or regional store brands or corporate brands, it is 
commodity; (2) if it has printing, and the printing includes the 
name of a bar, restaurant, resort, hotel, club, caf[eacute]/coffee 
shop, grill, pub, eatery, lounge, casino, barbecue, or individual 
establishment prominently displayed on the matchbook cover, it is 
promotional.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy likely to 
prevail if the CVD Order were revoked. Parties can find a complete 
discussion of all issues raised in this expedited sunset review and the 
corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on 
file electronically via the Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Centralized

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Electronic System (ACCESS).\8\ ACCESS is available to registered users 
at http://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records 
Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index/html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the 
electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical 
in content.
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    \8\ On November 24, 2014, Enforcement and Compliance changed the 
name of Enforcement and Compliance's AD and CVD Centralized 
Electronic Service System (``IA ACCESS'') to AD and CVD Centralized 
Electronic Service System (``ACCESS''): http://ia.access.trade.gov 
to http://access.trade.gov. The Final Rule changing the references 
to the Regulations can be found at 79 FR 6906 (November 20, 2014).
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Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine 
that revocation of the CVD order on commodity matchbooks from India 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a net 
countervailable subsidy at the rates listed below:

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                                                              Net
                                                        countervailable
          Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers                 subsidy
                                                           (percent)
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Triveni Safety Matches Pvt. Limited..................               9.88
All Others...........................................               9.88
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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which 
is subject to sanction.
    The Department is issuing and publishing these final results and 
this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) 
of the Act.

    Dated: March 3, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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