Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014, 55092-55095 [2015-22858]

Download as PDF 55092 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 177 / Monday, September 14, 2015 / Notices on LRW from Korea with respect to the above-named companies.3 On May 29, 2015, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for a review of Samsung and Daewoo.4 Partial Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. The petitioner’s withdrawal request was filed before the 90-day deadline. Therefore, in response to the withdrawal of request for review of Samsung and Daewoo, and pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review with regard to these companies. The instant review will continue with respect to LG. Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers of their responsibility, under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2), to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 18202 (April 3, 2015). 4 See May 29, 2015, letter from the petitioner regarding withdrawal of request for review. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Sep 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is published in accordance with section 751 of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: September 8, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2015–23051 Filed 9–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–801] Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is conducting the 11th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets (‘‘fish fillets’’) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (‘‘Vietnam’’).1 The Department preliminarily determines that the Hung Vuong Group (‘‘HVG’’) 2 and Thuan An Production Trading and Service Co., Ltd. (‘‘TAFISHCO’’) sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (‘‘NV’’) during the period of review (‘‘POR’’) August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate AGENCY: 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 68 FR 47909 (August 12, 2003) (‘‘Order’’). 2 The Department previously found that An Giang Fisheries Import & Export Joint Stock Company (‘‘Agifish’’) is a member of the Hung Vuong Group, which also includes Asia Pangasius Company Limited, Europe Joint Stock Company, Hung Vuong Joint Stock Company, Hung Vuong Mascato Company Limited, Hung Vuong—Vinh Long Co., Ltd. and Hung Vuong—Sa Dec Co., Ltd. See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; 2011–2012, 79 FR 19053 (April 7, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective date: September 14, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos or Jerry Huang, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202–482–2243 or 202–482– 4047, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 30, 2014, the Department initiated the 11th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fish fillets from Vietnam for the period August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014.3 On April 8, 2015, the Department partially extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results by 106 days.4 On August 11, 2015, the Department further extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results by 14 days.5 The revised deadline for the preliminary results of this administrative is now August 31, 2015. Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is frozen fish fillets, including regular, shank, and strip fillets and portions thereof, whether or not breaded or marinated, of the species Pangasius Bocourti, Pangasius Hypophthalmus (also known as Pangasius Pangasius) and Pangasius Micronemus. These products are classifiable under tariff article codes 0304.29.6033, 0304.62.0020, 0305.59.0000, 0305.59.4000, 1604.19.2000, 1604.19.2100, 1604.19.3000, 1604.19.3100, 1604.19.4000, 1604.19.4100, 1604.19.5000, 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 79 FR 58729 (September 30, 2014) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 4 See Memorandum to James P. Maeder, Senior Director, Office I, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, through James C. Doyle, Director, Office V, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations regarding ‘‘Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2013–2014 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated April 8, 2015. 5 See Memorandum to Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, through James C. Doyle, Director, Office V, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations regarding ‘‘Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Second Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2013–2014 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated August 11, 2015. E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 177 / Monday, September 14, 2015 / Notices 1604.19.5100, 1604.19.6100 and 1604.19.8100 (Frozen Fish Fillets of the species Pangasius including basa and tra) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’).6 Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and Customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.7 Partial Rescission of Administrative Review tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation. On November 25, 2014, Vinh Hoan Corporation (‘‘Vinh Hoan’’) withdrew its review request.8 On November 25, 2014, Petitioner 9 withdrew its review request with respect to Vinh Hoan.10 On December 23, 2014, Bien Dong Seafood Co., Ltd (‘‘Bien Dong’’) withdrew its review request,11 and Petitioner withdrew its review request with respect to Bien Dong Seafood on the same date.12 On 6 Until July 1, 2004, these products were classifiable under HTSUS 0304.20.6030 (Frozen Catfish Fillets), 0304.20.6096 (Frozen Fish Fillets, NESOI), 0304.20.6043 (Frozen Freshwater Fish Fillets) and 0304.20.6057 (Frozen Sole Fillets). Until February 1, 2007, these products were classifiable under HTSUS 0304.20.6033 (Frozen Fish Fillets of the species Pangasius, including basa and tra). On March 2, 2011, the Department added two HTSUS numbers at the request of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’): 1604.19.2000 and 1604 19.3000. On January 30, 2012, the Department added eight HTSUS numbers at the request of CBP: 0304.62.0020, 0305.59.0000, 1604.19.2100, 1604.19.3100, 1604.19.4100, 1604.19.5100, 1604.19.6100 and 1604.19.8100. 7 See ‘‘Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2012–2013 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’), for a complete description of the Scope of the Order. 8 See Letter from Vinh Hoan regarding Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Withdraw of Request for Administrative Review— Vinh Hoan Corporation, dated November 25, 2014. 9 Catfish Farmers of America and individual U.S. catfish processors America’s Catch, Alabama Catfish Inc. dba Harvest Select Catfish, Inc., Heartland Catfish Company, Magnolia Processing, Inc. dba Pride of the Pond, and Simmons Farm Raised Catfish, Inc. (hereinafter, ‘‘Petitioner’’). 10 See Letter from Petitioner regarding Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, dated November 25, 2014. 11 See Letter from Bien Dong Seafood regarding Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review—Bien Dong Seafood Co., Ltd., dated December 23, 2014. 12 See Letter from Petitioner regarding Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Partial Withdrawal of Request for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Sep 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 December 29, 2014, Petitioner withdrew its review request with respect to Hung Vuong Seafood Joint Stock Company (‘‘Hung Vuong Seafood’’), Thanh Hung Co., Ltd. (also known as Thanh Hung Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Co., Ltd. or Thanh Hung) (‘‘Thanh Hung’’), Vinh Long ImportExport Company (also known as Vinh Long or Imex Cuu Long) (‘‘Vinh Long’’).13 No other party requested an administrative review of Vinh Hoan, Bien Dong, Hung Vuong Seafood, Thanh Hung, and Vinh Long. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department is rescinding this review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with respect to Vinh Hoan, Bien Dong, Hung Vuong Seafood, Thanh Hung, and Vinh Long. The review will continue with respect to the other firms for which a review was requested and initiated. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments The following companies filed noshipment certifications indicating that they did not export subject merchandise to the United States during the POR: An Giang Agriculture and Food ImportExport Joint Stock Company, Anvifish Joint Stock Company, Asia Commerce Fisheries Joint Stock Company, Binh An Seafood Joint Stock Company, Dai Thanh Seafoods Company Limited, Fatifish Company Limited, Golden Quality Seafood Corporation, Hiep Thanh Seafood Joint Stock Company, Hoa Phat Seafood Import-Export and Processing JSC, Ngoc Ha Co., Ltd. Food Processing and Trading, Quang Minh Seafood Company, Limited, QVD Food Company, Ltd., Saigon-Mekong Fishery Co., Ltd., Southern Fisheries Industries Company, Ltd., TG Fishery Holdings Corporation, and To Chau Joint Stock Company (collectively ‘‘No Shipment Companies’’). Based on the certifications submitted by the above companies, and our analysis of the CBP information, we preliminarily determine that the No Shipment Companies did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR. The Department finds that consistent with its practice in nonmarket economy (‘‘NME’’) cases, it is Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, dated December 23, 2014. 13 See Letter from Petitioner regarding Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, dated December 29, 2014. We note that Petitioners also withdrew their request for Anvifish Co., Ltd. (‘‘Anvifish’’), and Vinh Quang Fisheries Corporation (‘‘Vinh Quang’’). However, there are still outstanding review requests for these companies at this time. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55093 appropriate not to rescind the review in part in this circumstance but, rather, to complete the review with respect to the No Shipment Companies and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.14 Vietnam-Wide Entity A review was requested, but not rescinded, for Asia Pangasius Company Limited, Nam Phuong Seafood Co., Ltd., NTACO Corporation, Thien Ma Seafood Co., Ltd., Thuan Hung Co., Ltd. (collectively, ‘‘No Response Companies’’).15 The No Response Companies are not eligible for separate rate status because they did not submit completed separate rate applications or certifications.16 Accordingly, the Department finds that these No Response Companies are a part of the Vietnam-wide entity. The Department’s change in policy regarding conditional review of the NME-wide entity applies to this administrative review.17 Under this policy, the Vietnam-wide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or the Department self-initiates, a review of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the Vietnam-wide entity in this review, the entity is not under review and the entity’s rate is not subject to change. Methodology The Department conducted this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). Constructed export prices and export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because Vietnam is an NME within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV has been calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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’’). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is 14 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694–65695 (October 24, 2011). 15 See Initiation Notice, 79 FR at 58732. 16 Id., 79 FR at 58730. 17 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 55094 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 177 / Monday, September 14, 2015 / Notices available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 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/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist for the period August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014: Weighted-average margin (dollars/kilogram) 18 Exporter Hung Vuong Group 19 .................................................................................................................................................................... Thuan An Production Trading and Services Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................... Basa Joint Stock Company ........................................................................................................................................................... Cadovimex II Seafood Import-Export and Processing Joint Stock Company .............................................................................. Cafatex Corporation ....................................................................................................................................................................... Can Tho Import-Export Joint Stock Company .............................................................................................................................. C.P. Vietnam Corporation .............................................................................................................................................................. Cuu Long Fish Joint Stock Company ............................................................................................................................................ East Sea Seafoods LLC ................................................................................................................................................................ GODACO Seafood Joint Stock Company ..................................................................................................................................... Green Farms Seafood Joint Stock Company ............................................................................................................................... Hoang Long Seafood Processing Company Limited .................................................................................................................... International Development and Investment Corporation ............................................................................................................... Nam Viet Corporation .................................................................................................................................................................... NTSF Seafoods Joint Stock Company .......................................................................................................................................... Seafood Joint Stock Company No. 4—Branch Dong Tam Fisheries Processing Company ....................................................... Viet Phu Foods and Fish Corporation ........................................................................................................................................... Vinh Quang Fisheries Joint-Stock Company ................................................................................................................................ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a date and time to be determined. See 19 CFR 351.310(d). Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. The Department will disclose the calculations used in our analysis to parties in this review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review in the Federal Register.20 Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.21 Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument (a) a statement of the issue, (b) a brief summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.22 Parties submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the Department’s electronic filing system, ACCESS. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.23 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 18 In the third administrative review of this order, the Department determined that it would calculate per-unit assessment and cash deposit rates for all future reviews. See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission, 73 FR 15479 (March 24, 2008). 19 This rate is applicable to the Hung Vuong Group, which includes: An Giang Fisheries Import and Export Joint Stock Company, Asia Pangasius Company Limited, Europe Joint Stock Company, Hung Vuong Joint Stock Company, Hung Vuong Mascato Company Limited, Hung Vuong—Vinh Long Co., Ltd., and Hung Vuong—Sa Dec Co., Ltd. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Sep 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 Assessment Rates PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.36 0.84 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results of this review, the Department will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales to the total entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.24 Where either a respondent’s weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.25 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the subject 20 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)–(2). 22 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2). 23 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). 24 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 25 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 21 See E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 177 / Monday, September 14, 2015 / Notices merchandise from Vietnam entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed Vietnam and non-Vietnam exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (3) for all Vietnam exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the Vietnam -wide entity; and (4) for all non-Vietnam exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Vietnam exporter that supplied that non-Vietnam exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also 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 the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This preliminary determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: August 21, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Case History 3. Scope of the Order 4. Discussion of the Methodology a. Selection of Respondents b. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments c. Non-Market Economy Country Status d. Separate Rates e. Vietnam-Wide Entity f. Surrogate Country g. Determination of Comparison Method VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Sep 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 h. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis i. Comparisons to Normal Value j. U.S. Price k. Use of Facts Available l. Normal Value m. Factor Valuations n. Currency Conversion 5. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–22858 Filed 9–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE154 Endangered Species; File No. 18926 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Jane Provancha, Mail Code: IHA–005 OHF, Room 1104, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32815 has applied in due form for a permit to take green sea (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before October 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 18926 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55095 reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brendan Hurley or Amy Hapeman, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The applicant requests a five-year permit to continue monitoring the abundance and distribution of sea turtles inhabiting the waters of the northern Indian River Lagoon and Mosquito Lagoon system (in Volusia and Brevard Counties), Florida. The purpose of this project is to provide NASA-Kennedy Space Center with updates on the status of marine turtles within its boundaries and nearby waters. This area also will continue to be used as an index site to document distribution and movement of individuals in these waters. The applicant requests to capture by hand, tangle, or dip net up to 50 green, one Kemp’s ridley, 1 hawksbill, and 50 loggerhead turtles, each year. Turtles will be placed onboard a research vessel for morphometric measures, tagging, photographs, tissue and blood sampling, and/or possible lavage, before release. A subset of captured turtles may also be released with sonic transmitters glued to the carapace. Dated: September 8, 2015. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–23007 Filed 9–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE172 Endangered Species; File No. 19528 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Michael Bresette, Inwater Research Group Inc., 4160 NE Hyline Dr., Jensen Beach, FL 34957, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-552-801]


Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of 
Vietnam: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting 
the 11th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain 
frozen fish fillets (``fish fillets'') from the Socialist Republic of 
Vietnam (``Vietnam'').\1\ The Department preliminarily determines that 
the Hung Vuong Group (``HVG'') \2\ and Thuan An Production Trading and 
Service Co., Ltd. (``TAFISHCO'') sold subject merchandise in the United 
States at prices below normal value (``NV'') during the period of 
review (``POR'') August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014. If these 
preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the Department 
will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise 
during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these 
preliminary results.
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Fish 
Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 68 FR 47909 (August 
12, 2003) (``Order'').
    \2\ The Department previously found that An Giang Fisheries 
Import & Export Joint Stock Company (``Agifish'') is a member of the 
Hung Vuong Group, which also includes Asia Pangasius Company 
Limited, Europe Joint Stock Company, Hung Vuong Joint Stock Company, 
Hung Vuong Mascato Company Limited, Hung Vuong--Vinh Long Co., Ltd. 
and Hung Vuong--Sa Dec Co., Ltd. See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets 
From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of the 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; 2011-
2012, 79 FR 19053 (April 7, 2014).

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DATES: Effective date: September 14, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos or Jerry Huang, AD/
CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202-482-2243 
or 202-482-4047, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On September 30, 2014, the Department initiated the 11th 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fish fillets 
from Vietnam for the period August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014.\3\ 
On April 8, 2015, the Department partially extended the deadline for 
issuing the preliminary results by 106 days.\4\ On August 11, 2015, the 
Department further extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary 
results by 14 days.\5\ The revised deadline for the preliminary results 
of this administrative is now August 31, 2015.
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    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 79 FR 58729 (September 30, 2014) 
(``Initiation Notice'').
    \4\ See Memorandum to James P. Maeder, Senior Director, Office 
I, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, through James C. 
Doyle, Director, Office V, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations regarding ``Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary 
Results of 2013-2014 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated 
April 8, 2015.
    \5\ See Memorandum to Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
through James C. Doyle, Director, Office V, Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Operations regarding ``Certain Frozen Fish 
Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Second Extension of 
Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2013-2014 Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review,'' dated August 11, 2015.
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the order is frozen fish fillets, including 
regular, shank, and strip fillets and portions thereof, whether or not 
breaded or marinated, of the species Pangasius Bocourti, Pangasius 
Hypophthalmus (also known as Pangasius Pangasius) and Pangasius 
Micronemus. These products are classifiable under tariff article codes 
0304.29.6033, 0304.62.0020, 0305.59.0000, 0305.59.4000, 1604.19.2000, 
1604.19.2100, 1604.19.3000, 1604.19.3100, 1604.19.4000, 1604.19.4100, 
1604.19.5000,

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1604.19.5100, 1604.19.6100 and 1604.19.8100 (Frozen Fish Fillets of the 
species Pangasius including basa and tra) of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'').\6\ Although the HTSUS 
subheading is provided for convenience and Customs purposes, our 
written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.\7\
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    \6\ Until July 1, 2004, these products were classifiable under 
HTSUS 0304.20.6030 (Frozen Catfish Fillets), 0304.20.6096 (Frozen 
Fish Fillets, NESOI), 0304.20.6043 (Frozen Freshwater Fish Fillets) 
and 0304.20.6057 (Frozen Sole Fillets). Until February 1, 2007, 
these products were classifiable under HTSUS 0304.20.6033 (Frozen 
Fish Fillets of the species Pangasius, including basa and tra). On 
March 2, 2011, the Department added two HTSUS numbers at the request 
of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP''): 1604.19.2000 and 
1604 19.3000. On January 30, 2012, the Department added eight HTSUS 
numbers at the request of CBP: 0304.62.0020, 0305.59.0000, 
1604.19.2100, 1604.19.3100, 1604.19.4100, 1604.19.5100, 1604.19.6100 
and 1604.19.8100.
    \7\ See ``Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results 
of the 2012-2013 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated 
concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (``Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum''), for a complete description of the Scope of 
the Order.
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Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that 
requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation. On November 25, 2014, Vinh 
Hoan Corporation (``Vinh Hoan'') withdrew its review request.\8\ On 
November 25, 2014, Petitioner \9\ withdrew its review request with 
respect to Vinh Hoan.\10\ On December 23, 2014, Bien Dong Seafood Co., 
Ltd (``Bien Dong'') withdrew its review request,\11\ and Petitioner 
withdrew its review request with respect to Bien Dong Seafood on the 
same date.\12\ On December 29, 2014, Petitioner withdrew its review 
request with respect to Hung Vuong Seafood Joint Stock Company (``Hung 
Vuong Seafood''), Thanh Hung Co., Ltd. (also known as Thanh Hung Frozen 
Seafood Processing Import Export Co., Ltd. or Thanh Hung) (``Thanh 
Hung''), Vinh Long Import-Export Company (also known as Vinh Long or 
Imex Cuu Long) (``Vinh Long'').\13\ No other party requested an 
administrative review of Vinh Hoan, Bien Dong, Hung Vuong Seafood, 
Thanh Hung, and Vinh Long. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(1), the Department is rescinding this review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam with respect to Vinh Hoan, Bien Dong, 
Hung Vuong Seafood, Thanh Hung, and Vinh Long. The review will continue 
with respect to the other firms for which a review was requested and 
initiated.
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    \8\ See Letter from Vinh Hoan regarding Frozen Fish Fillets from 
the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Withdraw of Request for 
Administrative Review--Vinh Hoan Corporation, dated November 25, 
2014.
    \9\ Catfish Farmers of America and individual U.S. catfish 
processors America's Catch, Alabama Catfish Inc. dba Harvest Select 
Catfish, Inc., Heartland Catfish Company, Magnolia Processing, Inc. 
dba Pride of the Pond, and Simmons Farm Raised Catfish, Inc. 
(hereinafter, ``Petitioner'').
    \10\ See Letter from Petitioner regarding Certain Frozen Fish 
Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Partial Withdrawal 
of Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, dated 
November 25, 2014.
    \11\ See Letter from Bien Dong Seafood regarding Frozen Fish 
Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Withdrawal of 
Request for Administrative Review--Bien Dong Seafood Co., Ltd., 
dated December 23, 2014.
    \12\ See Letter from Petitioner regarding Certain Frozen Fish 
Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Partial Withdrawal 
of Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, dated 
December 23, 2014.
    \13\ See Letter from Petitioner regarding Certain Frozen Fish 
Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Partial Withdrawal 
of Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, dated 
December 29, 2014. We note that Petitioners also withdrew their 
request for Anvifish Co., Ltd. (``Anvifish''), and Vinh Quang 
Fisheries Corporation (``Vinh Quang''). However, there are still 
outstanding review requests for these companies at this time.
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Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    The following companies filed no-shipment certifications indicating 
that they did not export subject merchandise to the United States 
during the POR: An Giang Agriculture and Food Import-Export Joint Stock 
Company, Anvifish Joint Stock Company, Asia Commerce Fisheries Joint 
Stock Company, Binh An Seafood Joint Stock Company, Dai Thanh Seafoods 
Company Limited, Fatifish Company Limited, Golden Quality Seafood 
Corporation, Hiep Thanh Seafood Joint Stock Company, Hoa Phat Seafood 
Import-Export and Processing JSC, Ngoc Ha Co., Ltd. Food Processing and 
Trading, Quang Minh Seafood Company, Limited, QVD Food Company, Ltd., 
Saigon-Mekong Fishery Co., Ltd., Southern Fisheries Industries Company, 
Ltd., TG Fishery Holdings Corporation, and To Chau Joint Stock Company 
(collectively ``No Shipment Companies''). Based on the certifications 
submitted by the above companies, and our analysis of the CBP 
information, we preliminarily determine that the No Shipment Companies 
did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR. The Department 
finds that consistent with its practice in non-market economy (``NME'') 
cases, it is appropriate not to rescind the review in part in this 
circumstance but, rather, to complete the review with respect to the No 
Shipment Companies and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on 
the final results of the review.\14\
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    \14\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
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Vietnam-Wide Entity

    A review was requested, but not rescinded, for Asia Pangasius 
Company Limited, Nam Phuong Seafood Co., Ltd., NTACO Corporation, Thien 
Ma Seafood Co., Ltd., Thuan Hung Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``No Response 
Companies'').\15\ The No Response Companies are not eligible for 
separate rate status because they did not submit completed separate 
rate applications or certifications.\16\ Accordingly, the Department 
finds that these No Response Companies are a part of the Vietnam-wide 
entity.
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    \15\ See Initiation Notice, 79 FR at 58732.
    \16\ Id., 79 FR at 58730.
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    The Department's change in policy regarding conditional review of 
the NME-wide entity applies to this administrative review.\17\ Under 
this policy, the Vietnam-wide entity will not be under review unless a 
party specifically requests, or the Department self-initiates, a review 
of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the Vietnam-wide 
entity in this review, the entity is not under review and the entity's 
rate is not subject to change.
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    \17\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this review in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act''). Constructed export prices and export prices have been 
calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because Vietnam 
is an NME within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV has been 
calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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''). ACCESS is available 
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available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 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/. The signed Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period August 1, 2013, 
through July 31, 2014:
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    \18\ In the third administrative review of this order, the 
Department determined that it would calculate per-unit assessment 
and cash deposit rates for all future reviews. See Certain Frozen 
Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission, 73 
FR 15479 (March 24, 2008).
    \19\ This rate is applicable to the Hung Vuong Group, which 
includes: An Giang Fisheries Import and Export Joint Stock Company, 
Asia Pangasius Company Limited, Europe Joint Stock Company, Hung 
Vuong Joint Stock Company, Hung Vuong Mascato Company Limited, Hung 
Vuong--Vinh Long Co., Ltd., and Hung Vuong--Sa Dec Co., Ltd.

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                       Exporter                         margin (dollars/
                                                         kilogram) \18\
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Hung Vuong Group \19\................................               0.36
Thuan An Production Trading and Services Co., Ltd....               0.84
Basa Joint Stock Company.............................               0.60
Cadovimex II Seafood Import-Export and Processing                   0.60
 Joint Stock Company.................................
Cafatex Corporation..................................               0.60
Can Tho Import-Export Joint Stock Company............               0.60
C.P. Vietnam Corporation.............................               0.60
Cuu Long Fish Joint Stock Company....................               0.60
East Sea Seafoods LLC................................               0.60
GODACO Seafood Joint Stock Company...................               0.60
Green Farms Seafood Joint Stock Company..............               0.60
Hoang Long Seafood Processing Company Limited........               0.60
International Development and Investment Corporation.               0.60
Nam Viet Corporation.................................               0.60
NTSF Seafoods Joint Stock Company....................               0.60
Seafood Joint Stock Company No. 4--Branch Dong Tam                  0.60
 Fisheries Processing Company........................
Viet Phu Foods and Fish Corporation..................               0.60
Vinh Quang Fisheries Joint-Stock Company.............               0.60
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Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    The Department will disclose the calculations used in our analysis 
to parties in this review within five days of the date of publication 
of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the 
date of publication of these preliminary results of review in the 
Federal Register.\20\ Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited 
to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days 
after the time limit for filing case briefs.\21\ Parties who submit 
arguments are requested to submit with the argument (a) a statement of 
the issue, (b) a brief summary of the argument, and (c) a table of 
authorities.\22\ Parties submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the 
Department's electronic filing system, ACCESS.
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    \20\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \21\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)-(2).
    \22\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance within 30 days of 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 parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the 
hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and 
rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department 
intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a date and 
time to be determined. See 19 CFR 351.310(d). Parties should confirm by 
telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before 
the scheduled date.
    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis 
of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication 
of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review.\23\ The Department intends to issue assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final 
results of this review.
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    For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average 
dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final 
results of this review, the Department will calculate importer-specific 
assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of 
dumping calculated for the importer's examined sales to the total 
entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where 
an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de 
minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate 
duties at the time of liquidation.\24\ Where either a respondent's 
weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- 
(or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, the 
Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without 
regard to antidumping duties.\25\
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    \24\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \25\ See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the 
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merchandise from Vietnam entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by sections 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above that have a 
separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the 
final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de 
minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously 
investigated or reviewed Vietnam and non-Vietnam exporters not listed 
above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing 
exporter-specific rate; (3) for all Vietnam exporters of subject 
merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, 
the cash deposit rate will be that for the Vietnam -wide entity; and 
(4) for all non-Vietnam exporters of subject merchandise which have not 
received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate 
applicable to the Vietnam exporter that supplied that non-Vietnam 
exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also 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 the POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    This preliminary determination is issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: August 21, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Case History
3. Scope of the Order
4. Discussion of the Methodology
    a. Selection of Respondents
    b. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
    c. Non-Market Economy Country Status
    d. Separate Rates
    e. Vietnam-Wide Entity
    f. Surrogate Country
    g. Determination of Comparison Method
    h. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis
    i. Comparisons to Normal Value
    j. U.S. Price
    k. Use of Facts Available
    l. Normal Value
    m. Factor Valuations
    n. Currency Conversion
5. Recommendation

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