Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2013-2014, 18357-18359 [2015-07844]

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The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The complete charter and summaries of prior meetings are located online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ ocs/mafac/. Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2013–2014 AGENCY: SUMMARY: DATES: Matters To Be Considered This meeting time and agenda are subject to change. The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies and guidance on the following topics: Climate impacts on the Pacific coast, the NOAA Fisheries Draft Climate Science Strategy, improving recovery of protected resources, cooperative research and management, marine recreational information program, implementation of the recreational fisheries policy, and proposed revisions to National Standard 1. The meeting will include discussion of various MAFAC administrative and organizational matters and may include meetings of the standing subcommittees. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2015–07947 Filed 4–3–15; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–428–602] Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from Petitioners,1 the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip from Germany. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014.2 The review covers ten producers or exporters of subject merchandise.3 We preliminarily find that three of the producers or exporters for which the Department initiated a review, Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland, had no shipments during the POR. Further, we preliminarily find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value by seven of the companies subject to this review. AGENCY: 1 The Petitioners are GBC Metals, LLC of Global Brass and Copper, Inc., dba Olin Brass, Heyco Metals, Inc., Aurubis Buffalo, Inc. PMX Industries, Inc. and Revere Copper Products, Inc. 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 79 FR 24398 (April 30, 2014) (Initiation). 3 The ten producers or exporters include: Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG, Carl Schreiber GmbH, KME Germany AG & Co. KG, Messingwerk Plettenberg Herfeld GmbH & Co. KG (Messingwerk), MKM Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH, Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG, Schwermetall Halbzeugwerk GmbH & Co. KG (Schwermetall), Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG, ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH (ThyssenKrupp), and Wieland-Werke AG (Wieland). E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 18358 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / Notices Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.4 DATES: Effective April 6, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George McMahon, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1167. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty order is brass sheet and strip, other than leaded brass and tin brass sheet and strip, from Germany, which is currently classified under subheading 7409.21.00.50, 7409.21.00.75, 7409.21.00.90, 7409.29.00.50, 7409.29.00.75, and 7409.29.00.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive.5 Methodology tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), we relied on facts available with an adverse inference with respect to Messingwerk, the sole company selected for individual examination in this review. Thus, we preliminarily assign a rate of 55.60 percent as the dumping margin for Messingwerk. In making these findings, we relied on facts available because Messingwerk failed to respond to the Department’s antidumping duty questionnaire, and thus withheld requested information, failed to provide requested information by the established deadlines, and significantly impeded this proceeding. See sections 776(a)(1) and (2)(A)–(C) of the Act. Furthermore, because we preliminarily determine that Messingwerk failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its 4 The seven companies include Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG, Carl Schreiber GmbH, KME Germany AG & Co. KG, Messingwerk, MKM Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH, Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG, and Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG. 5 For a full description of the scope of the order, see the ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany; 2013– 2014’’ from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 ability to comply with the Department’s requests for information, we drew an adverse inference in selecting from among the facts otherwise available. See section 776(b) of the Act. Additionally, as indicated in the ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review’’ section below, we preliminarily determine that a margin of 22.61 percent applies to the six firms not selected for individual review. We preliminarily determined to base the dumping margin for the six companies not selected for individual examination in this review on an average of the range of certain dumping margins contained in the underlying Petition.6 For further information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum at ‘‘Rate for Non-Examined Companies.’’ For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included in the Appendix attached to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).7 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 Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at: http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Based on our analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) information and information provided by Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland, we preliminarily determine that Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland had no shipments of the subject merchandise, and, therefore, no reviewable transactions, during the POR. For a full discussion of this 6 See Brass Sheet and Strip From The Federal Republic of Germany; Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 51 FR 11774 (April 7, 1986). 7 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). The Web site location was changed from http:// iaaccess.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be found at 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of Review As a result of our review, we preliminarily determine that the following dumping margins on brass sheet and strip from Germany exist for the period March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014 at the following rates: Producer and/or exporter Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG Carl Schreiber GmbH ................... KME Germany AG & Co. KG ....... Messingwerk Plettenberg Herfeld GmbH & Co. KG ....................... MKM Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH .................................. Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG ............................................. Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG ................................... Margin (percent) 22.61 22.61 22.61 55.60 22.61 22.61 22.61 Disclosure and Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.8 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.9 Interested parties who wish to comment on the preliminary results must file briefs electronically using ACCESS.10 An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety in ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the date the document is due. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety in ACCESS by 5 p.m. ET within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 10 Id. 9 See E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / Notices The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If the preliminary results are unchanged for the final results we will instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 55.60 percent to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced and/or exported by Messingwerk, and an ad valorem assessment rate of 22.61 percent to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced and/or exported by the six aforementioned companies which were not selected for individual examination. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of review. tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of brass sheet and strip from Germany entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for the reviewed companies will be the rates established in the final results of this review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair-value investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer has its own rate, the cash deposit rate will be 7.30 percent.11 These deposit requirements, 11 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum for additional details. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notifications to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 31, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum A. Summary B. Background C. Scope of the Order D. Discussion of the Methodology 1. Selection of Respondent 2. No Shipment Preliminary Determination 3. Use of Facts Otherwise Available a. Use of Facts Available b. Application of Facts Available With an Adverse Inference c. Selection and Corroboration of Information Used as Facts Available 4. Rate for Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination E. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–07844 Filed 4–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD815 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Seabird Monitoring and Research in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, 2015 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-428-602]


Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of 
No Shipments; 2013-2014

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: In response to a request from Petitioners,\1\ the Department 
of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of 
the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip from Germany. The 
period of review (POR) is March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014.\2\ 
The review covers ten producers or exporters of subject merchandise.\3\ 
We preliminarily find that three of the producers or exporters for 
which the Department initiated a review, Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, 
and Wieland, had no shipments during the POR. Further, we preliminarily 
find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value 
by seven of the companies subject to this review.

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Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary 
results.\4\
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    \1\ The Petitioners are GBC Metals, LLC of Global Brass and 
Copper, Inc., dba Olin Brass, Heyco Metals, Inc., Aurubis Buffalo, 
Inc. PMX Industries, Inc. and Revere Copper Products, Inc.
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 79 FR 
24398 (April 30, 2014) (Initiation).
    \3\ The ten producers or exporters include: Aurubis Stolberg 
GmbH & Co. KG, Carl Schreiber GmbH, KME Germany AG & Co. KG, 
Messingwerk Plettenberg Herfeld GmbH & Co. KG (Messingwerk), MKM 
Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH, Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. 
KG, Schwermetall Halbzeugwerk GmbH & Co. KG (Schwermetall), 
Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG, ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH 
(ThyssenKrupp), and Wieland-Werke AG (Wieland).
    \4\ The seven companies include Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG, 
Carl Schreiber GmbH, KME Germany AG & Co. KG, Messingwerk, MKM 
Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH, Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. 
KG, and Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG.

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DATES: Effective April 6, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George McMahon, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1167.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty order is brass 
sheet and strip, other than leaded brass and tin brass sheet and strip, 
from Germany, which is currently classified under subheading 
7409.21.00.50, 7409.21.00.75, 7409.21.00.90, 7409.29.00.50, 
7409.29.00.75, and 7409.29.00.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise subject to the order is dispositive.\5\
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    \5\ For a full description of the scope of the order, see the 
``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review: Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany; 
2013-2014'' from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    In accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act), we relied on facts available with an 
adverse inference with respect to Messingwerk, the sole company 
selected for individual examination in this review. Thus, we 
preliminarily assign a rate of 55.60 percent as the dumping margin for 
Messingwerk. In making these findings, we relied on facts available 
because Messingwerk failed to respond to the Department's antidumping 
duty questionnaire, and thus withheld requested information, failed to 
provide requested information by the established deadlines, and 
significantly impeded this proceeding. See sections 776(a)(1) and 
(2)(A)-(C) of the Act. Furthermore, because we preliminarily determine 
that Messingwerk failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its 
ability to comply with the Department's requests for information, we 
drew an adverse inference in selecting from among the facts otherwise 
available. See section 776(b) of the Act.
    Additionally, as indicated in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' 
section below, we preliminarily determine that a margin of 22.61 
percent applies to the six firms not selected for individual review. We 
preliminarily determined to base the dumping margin for the six 
companies not selected for individual examination in this review on an 
average of the range of certain dumping margins contained in the 
underlying Petition.\6\ For further information, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum at ``Rate for Non-Examined Companies.''
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    \6\ See Brass Sheet and Strip From The Federal Republic of 
Germany; Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 51 FR 11774 
(April 7, 1986).
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    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics 
included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included in the 
Appendix attached to this notice.
    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on 
file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).\7\ 
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 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the 
Internet at: http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. A list of the 
topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as 
an Appendix to this notice.
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    \7\ 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). The Web site location was 
changed from http://iaaccess.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. 
The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be 
found at 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014).
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Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Based on our analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
information and information provided by Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and 
Wieland, we preliminarily determine that Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, 
and Wieland had no shipments of the subject merchandise, and, 
therefore, no reviewable transactions, during the POR. For a full 
discussion of this determination, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.

Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of our review, we preliminarily determine that the 
following dumping margins on brass sheet and strip from Germany exist 
for the period March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014 at the 
following rates:

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                                                                 Margin
                   Producer and/or exporter                    (percent)
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Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG...............................      22.61
Carl Schreiber GmbH..........................................      22.61
KME Germany AG & Co. KG......................................      22.61
Messingwerk Plettenberg Herfeld GmbH & Co. KG................      55.60
MKM Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH.........................      22.61
Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG...........................      22.61
Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG.........................      22.61
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case 
briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, 
may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case 
briefs.\8\ Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this 
proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement 
of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\9\ Interested parties who wish to comment on the 
preliminary results must file briefs electronically using ACCESS.\10\ 
An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its 
entirety in ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the date the 
document is due.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
    \10\ Id.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically filed 
document must be received successfully in its entirety in ACCESS by 5 
p.m. ET within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. 
Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address and telephone 
number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be 
discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised 
in the respective case briefs.

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    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the 
issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the 
date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review. If the preliminary results are unchanged for 
the final results we will instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem 
assessment rate of 55.60 percent to all entries of subject merchandise 
during the POR which were produced and/or exported by Messingwerk, and 
an ad valorem assessment rate of 22.61 percent to all entries of 
subject merchandise during the POR which were produced and/or exported 
by the six aforementioned companies which were not selected for 
individual examination.
    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of brass sheet and strip from Germany entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash 
deposit rates for the reviewed companies will be the rates established 
in the final results of this review; (2) for merchandise exported by 
manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a 
prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to 
be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed 
segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered 
in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair-value 
investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be 
the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this 
proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) if neither the 
exporter nor the manufacturer has its own rate, the cash deposit rate 
will be 7.30 percent.\11\ These deposit requirements, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \11\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum for additional details.
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Notifications to Importers

    This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: March 31, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

A. Summary
B. Background
C. Scope of the Order
D. Discussion of the Methodology
    1. Selection of Respondent
    2. No Shipment Preliminary Determination
    3. Use of Facts Otherwise Available
    a. Use of Facts Available
    b. Application of Facts Available With an Adverse Inference
    c. Selection and Corroboration of Information Used as Facts 
Available
    4. Rate for Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination
E. Recommendation

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