Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Countervailing Duty Order, 41006-41007 [2015-17363]

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer or Sergio Balbontin, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0410 and (202) 482–6478, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Jul 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 Background On May 20, 2015, the Department published its final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of nails from the Vietnam.1 On July 6, 2015, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from Vietnam.2 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is certain steel nails having a nominal shaft length not exceeding 12 inches.3 Certain steel nails include, but are not limited to, nails made from round wire and nails that are cut from flat-rolled steel. Certain steel nails may be of one piece construction or constructed of two or more pieces. Certain steel nails may be produced from any type of steel, and may have any type of surface finish, head type, shank, point type and shaft diameter. Finishes include, but are not limited to, coating in vinyl, zinc (galvanized, including but not limited to electroplating or hot dipping one or more times), phosphate, cement, and paint. Certain steel nails may have one or more surface finishes. Head styles include, but are not limited to, flat, projection, cupped, oval, brad, headless, double, countersunk, and sinker. Shank styles include, but are not limited to, smooth, barbed, screw threaded, ring shank and fluted. Screw-threaded nails subject to this proceeding are driven using direct force and not by turning the nail using a tool that engages with the head. Point styles include, but are not limited to, diamond, needle, chisel and blunt or no point. Certain steel nails may be sold in bulk, or they may be collated in any manner using any material. Excluded from the scope of this order are certain steel nails packaged in combination with one or more non1 See Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 80 FR 28962 (May 20, 2015). 2 See Certain Steel Nails from Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Taiwan, and Vietnam, USITC Investigation Nos. 701–TA–521 and 731–TA–1252–1255 (Final), USITC Publication 4541 (July 2015). Because the final CVD determinations with respect to Korea, Malaysia, Oman, and Taiwan were negative, the CVD investigations with respect to those countries were terminated. 3 The shaft length of certain steel nails with flat heads or parallel shoulders under the head shall be measured from under the head or shoulder to the tip of the point. The shaft length of all other certain steel nails shall be measured overall. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subject articles, if the total number of nails of all types, in aggregate regardless of size, is less than 25. If packaged in combination with one or more nonsubject articles, certain steel nails remain subject merchandise if the total number of nails of all types, in aggregate regardless of size, is equal to or greater than 25, unless otherwise excluded based on the other exclusions below. Also excluded from the scope are certain steel nails with a nominal shaft length of one inch or less that are (a) a component of an unassembled article, (b) the total number of nails is sixty (60) or less, and (c) the imported unassembled article falls into one of the following eight groupings: (1) Builders’ joinery and carpentry of wood that are classifiable as windows, Frenchwindows and their frames; (2) builders’ joinery and carpentry of wood that are classifiable as doors and their frames and thresholds; (3) swivel seats with variable height adjustment; (4) seats that are convertible into beds (with the exception of those classifiable as garden seats or camping equipment); (5) seats of cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials; (6) other seats with wooden frames (with the exception of seats of a kind used for aircraft or motor vehicles); (7) furniture (other than seats) of wood (with the exception of i) medical, surgical, dental or veterinary furniture; and ii) barbers’ chairs and similar chairs, having rotating as well as both reclining and elevating movements); or (8) furniture (other than seats) of materials other than wood, metal, or plastics (e.g., furniture of cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials). The aforementioned imported unassembled articles are currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4418.10, 4418.20, 9401.30, 9401.40, 9401.51, 9401.59, 9401.61, 9401.69, 9403.30, 9403.40, 9403.50, 9403.60, 9403.81 or 9403.89. Also excluded from the scope of this order are steel nails that meet the specifications of Type I, Style 20 nails as identified in Tables 29 through 33 of ASTM Standard F1667 (2013 revision). Also excluded from the scope of this order are nails suitable for use in powder-actuated hand tools, whether or not threaded, which are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.20.00 and 7317.00.30.00. Also excluded from the scope of this order are nails having a case hardness greater than or equal to 50 on the Rockwell Hardness C scale (HRC), a carbon content greater than or equal to 0.5 percent, a round head, a secondary reduced-diameter raised head section, a centered shank, and a smooth E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 134 / Tuesday, July 14, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES symmetrical point, suitable for use in gas-actuated hand tools. Also excluded from the scope of this order are corrugated nails. A corrugated nail is made up of a small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side. Also excluded from the scope of this order are thumb tacks, which are currently classified under HTSUS subheading 7317.00.10.00. Certain steel nails subject to this order are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.55.02, 7317.00.55.03, 7317.00.55.05, 7317.00.55.07, 7317.00.55.08, 7317.00.55.11, 7317.00.55.18, 7317.00.55.19, 7317.00.55.20, 7317.00.55.30, 7317.00.55.40, 7317.00.55.50, 7317.00.55.60, 7317.00.55.70, 7317.00.55.80, 7317.00.55.90, 7317.00.65.30, 7317.00.65.60 and 7317.00.75.00. Certain steel nails subject to this order also may be classified under HTSUS subheadings 7907.00.60.00, 8206.00.00.00 or other HTSUS subheadings. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Countervailing Duty Order In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination that the industry in the United States producing nails is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of nails from Vietnam. Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this countervailing duty order. As a result of the ITC’s final determination, in accordance with 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, countervailing duties on unliquidated entries of nails from Vietnam entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after November 3, 2014, the date on which the Department published its preliminary countervailing duty determination in the Federal Register,4 and before March 3, 2015, the date on which the Department instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation in accordance with section 4 See Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 79 FR 65184 (November 3, 2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Jul 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 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. Therefore, entries of nails made on or after March 3, 2015, and prior to the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of countervailing duties due to the Department’s discontinuation, effective March 3, 2015, of the suspension of liquidation. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of nails from Vietnam, 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, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject merchandise. On or after the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register, CBP must require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the rates noted below: Subsidy rate (percent) Company Region Industries Co., Ltd ....... United Nail Products Co. Ltd ... All Others .................................. 288.56 313.97 301.27 This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect to nails from Vietnam pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room B8024 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: July 8, 2015. Lynn M. Fischer Fox Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy & Negotiation. [FR Doc. 2015–17363 Filed 7–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 41007 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–971] Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has conducted an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).1 On January 7, 2015, we published the Preliminary Results for this administrative review.2 The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. We find that Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited (Fine Furniture) and The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (Lizhong) (also known as Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd.), the individually examined companies in this administrative review, received countervailable subsidies during the POR. The Department is also rescinding the review of Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd. (Changzhou) because it had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. DATES: Effective date July 14, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg or Dana Mermelstein, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1785 or (202) 482– 1391, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background In the Preliminary Results, we deferred our analysis of certain programs to a post-preliminary analysis. On March 11, 2015, we issued a postpreliminary analysis memorandum.3 We 1 See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 76693 (December 8, 2011) (Order); see also Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 77 FR 5484 (February 3, 2012) (Amended Order). 2 See Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review in Part; 2012, 80 FR 859 (January 7, 2015) (Preliminary Results). 3 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Continued Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 134 (Tuesday, July 14, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41006-41007]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17363]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-552-819]


Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: 
Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the 
Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on certain steel 
nails (nails) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam).

DATES: Effective July 14, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer or Sergio Balbontin, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0410 and (202) 482-6478, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 20, 2015, the Department published its final determination 
in the countervailing duty investigation of nails from the Vietnam.\1\ 
On July 6, 2015, the ITC notified the Department of its final 
determination pursuant to section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (Act), that an industry in the United States is 
materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of subject 
merchandise from Vietnam.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of 
Vietnam: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 80 FR 
28962 (May 20, 2015).
    \2\ See Certain Steel Nails from Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Taiwan, 
and Vietnam, USITC Investigation Nos. 701-TA-521 and 731-TA-1252-
1255 (Final), USITC Publication 4541 (July 2015). Because the final 
CVD determinations with respect to Korea, Malaysia, Oman, and Taiwan 
were negative, the CVD investigations with respect to those 
countries were terminated.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is certain steel nails having 
a nominal shaft length not exceeding 12 inches.\3\ Certain steel nails 
include, but are not limited to, nails made from round wire and nails 
that are cut from flat-rolled steel. Certain steel nails may be of one 
piece construction or constructed of two or more pieces. Certain steel 
nails may be produced from any type of steel, and may have any type of 
surface finish, head type, shank, point type and shaft diameter. 
Finishes include, but are not limited to, coating in vinyl, zinc 
(galvanized, including but not limited to electroplating or hot dipping 
one or more times), phosphate, cement, and paint. Certain steel nails 
may have one or more surface finishes. Head styles include, but are not 
limited to, flat, projection, cupped, oval, brad, headless, double, 
countersunk, and sinker. Shank styles include, but are not limited to, 
smooth, barbed, screw threaded, ring shank and fluted. Screw-threaded 
nails subject to this proceeding are driven using direct force and not 
by turning the nail using a tool that engages with the head. Point 
styles include, but are not limited to, diamond, needle, chisel and 
blunt or no point. Certain steel nails may be sold in bulk, or they may 
be collated in any manner using any material.
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    \3\ The shaft length of certain steel nails with flat heads or 
parallel shoulders under the head shall be measured from under the 
head or shoulder to the tip of the point. The shaft length of all 
other certain steel nails shall be measured overall.
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    Excluded from the scope of this order are certain steel nails 
packaged in combination with one or more non-subject articles, if the 
total number of nails of all types, in aggregate regardless of size, is 
less than 25. If packaged in combination with one or more non-subject 
articles, certain steel nails remain subject merchandise if the total 
number of nails of all types, in aggregate regardless of size, is equal 
to or greater than 25, unless otherwise excluded based on the other 
exclusions below.
    Also excluded from the scope are certain steel nails with a nominal 
shaft length of one inch or less that are (a) a component of an 
unassembled article, (b) the total number of nails is sixty (60) or 
less, and (c) the imported unassembled article falls into one of the 
following eight groupings: (1) Builders' joinery and carpentry of wood 
that are classifiable as windows, French-windows and their frames; (2) 
builders' joinery and carpentry of wood that are classifiable as doors 
and their frames and thresholds; (3) swivel seats with variable height 
adjustment; (4) seats that are convertible into beds (with the 
exception of those classifiable as garden seats or camping equipment); 
(5) seats of cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials; (6) other seats 
with wooden frames (with the exception of seats of a kind used for 
aircraft or motor vehicles); (7) furniture (other than seats) of wood 
(with the exception of i) medical, surgical, dental or veterinary 
furniture; and ii) barbers' chairs and similar chairs, having rotating 
as well as both reclining and elevating movements); or (8) furniture 
(other than seats) of materials other than wood, metal, or plastics 
(e.g., furniture of cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials). The 
aforementioned imported unassembled articles are currently classified 
under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) subheadings: 4418.10, 4418.20, 9401.30, 9401.40, 9401.51, 
9401.59, 9401.61, 9401.69, 9403.30, 9403.40, 9403.50, 9403.60, 9403.81 
or 9403.89.
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are steel nails that 
meet the specifications of Type I, Style 20 nails as identified in 
Tables 29 through 33 of ASTM Standard F1667 (2013 revision).
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are nails suitable for 
use in powder-actuated hand tools, whether or not threaded, which are 
currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.20.00 and 
7317.00.30.00.
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are nails having a case 
hardness greater than or equal to 50 on the Rockwell Hardness C scale 
(HRC), a carbon content greater than or equal to 0.5 percent, a round 
head, a secondary reduced-diameter raised head section, a centered 
shank, and a smooth

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symmetrical point, suitable for use in gas-actuated hand tools.
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are corrugated nails. A 
corrugated nail is made up of a small strip of corrugated steel with 
sharp points on one side.
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are thumb tacks, which 
are currently classified under HTSUS subheading 7317.00.10.00.
    Certain steel nails subject to this order are currently classified 
under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.55.02, 7317.00.55.03, 7317.00.55.05, 
7317.00.55.07, 7317.00.55.08, 7317.00.55.11, 7317.00.55.18, 
7317.00.55.19, 7317.00.55.20, 7317.00.55.30, 7317.00.55.40, 
7317.00.55.50, 7317.00.55.60, 7317.00.55.70, 7317.00.55.80, 
7317.00.55.90, 7317.00.65.30, 7317.00.65.60 and 7317.00.75.00. Certain 
steel nails subject to this order also may be classified under HTSUS 
subheadings 7907.00.60.00, 8206.00.00.00 or other HTSUS subheadings.
    While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is 
dispositive.

Countervailing Duty Order

    In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, 
the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination that the 
industry in the United States producing nails is materially injured by 
reason of subsidized imports of nails from Vietnam. Therefore, in 
accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this 
countervailing duty order.
    As a result of the ITC's final determination, in accordance with 
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, countervailing duties on unliquidated entries of nails from 
Vietnam entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after November 3, 2014, the date on which the Department published its 
preliminary countervailing duty determination in the Federal 
Register,\4\ and before March 3, 2015, 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. 
Therefore, entries of nails made on or after March 3, 2015, and prior 
to the date of publication of the ITC's final determination in the 
Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of countervailing 
duties due to the Department's discontinuation, effective March 3, 
2015, of the suspension of liquidation.
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    \4\ See Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of 
Vietnam: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination 
and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final 
Antidumping Duty Determination, 79 FR 65184 (November 3, 2014).
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will 
direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of nails from 
Vietnam, 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, 
countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an 
amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject 
merchandise. On or after the date of publication of the ITC's final 
injury determination in the Federal Register, CBP must require, at the 
same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this 
merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the rates noted below:

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                  Company                      Subsidy rate (percent)
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Region Industries Co., Ltd................  288.56
United Nail Products Co. Ltd..............  313.97
All Others................................  301.27
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    This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect 
to nails from Vietnam pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested 
parties may contact the Department's Central Records Unit, Room B8024 
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: July 8, 2015.
Lynn M. Fischer Fox
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy & Negotiation.
[FR Doc. 2015-17363 Filed 7-13-15; 8:45 am]
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