Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Brazil, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Finding/Orders and Countervailing Duty Order, 22708-22709 [2015-09528]

Download as PDF 22708 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 78 / Thursday, April 23, 2015 / Notices followed by governments, and a benefit is thereby conferred.1 Parties should include in their comments: (1) The country which provided the subsidy; (2) the name of the subsidy program; (3) a brief description (at least 3–4 sentences) of the subsidy program; and (4) the government body or authority that provided the subsidy. Submission of Comments Persons wishing to comment should file comments by the date specified above. Comments should only include publicly available information. The Department will not accept comments accompanied by a request that a part or all of the material be treated confidentially due to business proprietary concerns or for any other reason. The Department will return such comments or materials to the persons submitting the comments and will not include them in its report on softwood lumber subsidies. 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[FR Doc. 2015–09514 Filed 4–22–15; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 1 See section 771(5)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Apr 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 on PC strand from Brazil, India, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and International Trade Administration Thailand,4 and the CVD order on PC 5 [A–351–837, A–533–828, A–588–068, A–580– strand from India, pursuant to sections 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 852, A–201–831, A–549–820, C–533–829] amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, the Department determined Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire that revocation of the AD finding/orders Strand From Brazil, India, Japan, the would likely lead to continuation or Republic of Korea, Mexico, and recurrence of dumping and that Thailand: Continuation of the revocation of the CVD order would Antidumping Duty Finding/Orders and likely lead to continuation or recurrence Countervailing Duty Order of net countervailable subsidies, and AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, therefore, notified the ITC of the International Trade Administration, magnitude of the margins and the Department of Commerce. subsidy rates likely to prevail should SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce the finding/orders be revoked, pursuant (the Department) and the International to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) and (c) Trade Commission (the ITC) have of the Act.6 determined that revocation of the On April 15, 2015, the ITC published antidumping duty (AD) finding on its determination that revocation of the prestressed concrete steel wire strand AD finding on PC strand from Japan, the (PC strand) from Japan, and the AD AD orders on PC strand from Brazil, orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, India, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and and Thailand, and the CVD order on PC Thailand, would likely lead to strand from India would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping continuation or recurrence of material and material injury to an industry in the injury to an industry in the United United States. The Department and the States within a reasonably foreseeable ITC have also determined that time, pursuant to sections 751(c) of the revocation of the countervailing duty Act.7 (CVD) order on PC strand from India Scope of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of net countervailable The product covered in the sunset subsidies and material injury to an reviews of the antidumping duty orders industry in the United States. Therefore, on PC strand from Brazil, India, Korea, the Department is publishing a notice of Mexico, and Thailand and the continuation for these AD finding/ countervailing duty order on PC strand orders and CVD order. from India is steel strand produced from DATES: Effective Dates: April 23, 2015. wire of non-stainless, non-galvanized steel, which is suitable for use in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Romani, AD/CVD Operations, 4 See (1) Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Office I (AD Orders), or Mandy Mallott, Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, 69 FR 4112 (January 28, 2004); (2) Notice of Enforcement and Compliance, Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete International Trade Administration, Steel Wire Strand from India, 69 FR 4110 (January 28, 2004); (3) Steel Wire Strand for Prestressed U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Concrete from Japan; Finding of Dumping, 43 FR Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 1978); (4) Notice Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 57599 (December 8,Order: Prestressedof Antidumping Duty Concrete 482–0198 or (202) 482–6430, Steel Wire Strand from the Republic of Korea, 69 respectively. FR 4109 (January 28, 2004); (5) Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Steel Wire Strand from Mexico, 69 FR 4112 (January DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Background On November 3, 2014, the Department initiated 1 and the ITC instituted 2 fiveyear (sunset reviews) of the AD finding on PC strand from Japan,3 the AD orders 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 79 FR 65186 (November 3, 2014). 2 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 79 FR 65246 (November 3, 2014). 3 See Steel Wire Strand for Prestressed Concrete from Japan; Finding of Dumping, 43 FR 57599 (December 8, 1978) conducted by the Treasury Department (at that time a determination of dumping resulted in a ‘‘finding’’ rather than the later applicable ‘‘order’’). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28, 2004); and (6) Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Thailand, 69 FR 4111 (January 28, 2004). 5 See Countervailing Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From India, 69 FR 5319 (February 4, 2004). 6 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Finding/ Orders, 80 FR 13827 (March 17, 2015), and Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India, 80 FR 12804 (March 11, 2015). 7 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, 80 FR 20244 (April 15, 2015). E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 78 / Thursday, April 23, 2015 / Notices prestressed concrete (both pre-tensioned and post-tensioned) applications. The product definition encompasses covered and uncovered strand and all types, grades, and diameters of PC strand. The product covered in the sunset review of the antidumping duty finding on PC strand from Japan is steel wire strand, other than alloy steel, not galvanized, which is stress-relieved and suitable for use in prestressed concrete. The merchandise subject to the finding/orders is currently classifiable under subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 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 under the finding/orders is dispositive. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Continuation of the Finding/Orders As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD finding/orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States and that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 75l(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD finding on PC strand from Japan, the AD orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, and the CVD order on PC strand from India. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the AD finding/orders and CVD order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of these finding/orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of this continuation notice. These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Apr 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 Dated: April 17, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 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NMFS must determine, after notice and opportunity for public comment, that: (1) Incidental mortality and serious injury will have a negligible impact on the affected species or stock; (2) a recovery plan has been developed or is being developed for such species or stock under the ESA; and (3) where required under section 118 of the MMPA, a monitoring program has been established, vessels engaged in such fisheries are registered in accordance with section 118 of the MMPA, and a take reduction plan has been developed or is being developed for such species or stock. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-837, A-533-828, A-588-068, A-580-852, A-201-831, A-549-820, C-
533-829]


Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Brazil, India, Japan, 
the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand: Continuation of the 
Antidumping Duty Finding/Orders and Countervailing Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) and the 
International Trade Commission (the ITC) have determined that 
revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) finding on prestressed concrete 
steel wire strand (PC strand) from Japan, and the AD orders on PC 
strand from Brazil, India, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, 
would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material 
injury to an industry in the United States. The Department and the ITC 
have also determined that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) 
order on PC strand from India would likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of net countervailable subsidies and material injury to an 
industry in the United States. Therefore, the Department is publishing 
a notice of continuation for these AD finding/orders and CVD order.

DATES: Effective Dates: April 23, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Romani, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I (AD Orders), or Mandy Mallott, 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) 482-0198 or (202) 482-6430, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 3, 2014, the Department initiated \1\ and the ITC 
instituted \2\ five-year (sunset reviews) of the AD finding on PC 
strand from Japan,\3\ the AD orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, 
the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand,\4\ and the CVD order on PC 
strand from India,\5\ pursuant to sections 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, the Department 
determined that revocation of the AD finding/orders would likely lead 
to continuation or recurrence of dumping and that revocation of the CVD 
order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of net 
countervailable subsidies, and therefore, notified the ITC of the 
magnitude of the margins and the subsidy rates likely to prevail should 
the finding/orders be revoked, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 
752(b) and (c) of the Act.\6\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 79 FR 65186 
(November 3, 2014).
    \2\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Brazil, 
India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand; Institution of Five-Year 
Reviews, 79 FR 65246 (November 3, 2014).
    \3\ See Steel Wire Strand for Prestressed Concrete from Japan; 
Finding of Dumping, 43 FR 57599 (December 8, 1978) conducted by the 
Treasury Department (at that time a determination of dumping 
resulted in a ``finding'' rather than the later applicable 
``order'').
    \4\ See (1) Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed 
Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, 69 FR 4112 (January 28, 
2004); (2) Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete 
Steel Wire Strand from India, 69 FR 4110 (January 28, 2004); (3) 
Steel Wire Strand for Prestressed Concrete from Japan; Finding of 
Dumping, 43 FR 57599 (December 8, 1978); (4) Notice of Antidumping 
Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the Republic 
of Korea, 69 FR 4109 (January 28, 2004); (5) Notice of Antidumping 
Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Mexico, 69 
FR 4112 (January 28, 2004); and (6) Notice of Amended Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty 
Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Thailand, 69 FR 
4111 (January 28, 2004).
    \5\ See Countervailing Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel 
Wire Strand From India, 69 FR 5319 (February 4, 2004).
    \6\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, 
India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand: Final 
Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty 
Finding/Orders, 80 FR 13827 (March 17, 2015), and Final Results of 
Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order: Prestressed 
Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India, 80 FR 12804 (March 11, 2015).
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    On April 15, 2015, the ITC published its determination that 
revocation of the AD finding on PC strand from Japan, the AD orders on 
PC strand from Brazil, India, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and 
Thailand, and the CVD order on PC strand from India would likely lead 
to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the 
United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, pursuant to 
sections 751(c) of the Act.\7\
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    \7\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, 
India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, 80 FR 20244 (April 15, 
2015).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered in the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty 
orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand and 
the countervailing duty order on PC strand from India is steel strand 
produced from wire of non-stainless, non-galvanized steel, which is 
suitable for use in

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prestressed concrete (both pre-tensioned and post-tensioned) 
applications. The product definition encompasses covered and uncovered 
strand and all types, grades, and diameters of PC strand.
    The product covered in the sunset review of the antidumping duty 
finding on PC strand from Japan is steel wire strand, other than alloy 
steel, not galvanized, which is stress-relieved and suitable for use in 
prestressed concrete.
    The merchandise subject to the finding/orders is currently 
classifiable under subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 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 under the finding/orders is 
dispositive.

Continuation of the Finding/Orders

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the AD finding/orders would likely lead to a 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States and that revocation of the CVD order 
would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable 
subsidies and material injury to an industry in the United States, 
pursuant to section 75l(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), the 
Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD finding on PC 
strand from Japan, the AD orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, the 
Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, and the CVD order on PC strand 
from India. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect 
AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry 
for all imports of subject merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of the AD finding/orders and 
CVD order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of 
this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), the Department intends to initiate the next 
five-year review of these finding/orders not later than 30 days prior 
to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of this continuation 
notice.
    These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: April 17, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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