Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014, 59732-59733 [2015-25168]

Download as PDF 59732 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 2015 / Notices In July 2015, the petitioners, Taihe, and RZBC Group withdrew their administrative review requests.5 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Rescission of Review [A–549–502] Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. The petitioners, Taihe, and RZBC Group each withdrew their requests for review by the 90-day deadline. Therefore, we are rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on citric acid from the PRC covering the period January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2014 International Trade Administration Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. Countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing 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. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of 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 25, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 6, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Department) published its preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand covering the period of review (POR) March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014.1 This review covers two producers and/or exporters of the subject merchandise, Saba Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. (Saba Thai), and Pacific Pipe Company Limited (Pacific Pipe). For the final results, we continue to find that Saha Thai and Pacific Pipe did not sell subject merchandise to the United States at below normal value during the POR. The final results are listed in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ below. DATES: Effective date: October 2, 2015 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Czajkowski at (202) 482–1395; AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 12, 2015, we invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. Saha Thai submitted a case brief on August 20, 2015. No other parties submitted case briefs or rebuttal briefs for this proceeding. The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P The products covered by the antidumping order are certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand. The subject merchandise has an outside diameter of 0.375 inches 5 See the letter withdrawing request for an administrative review from RZBC Group, dated July 2, 2015; see also the letters withdrawing requests for an administrative review from the petitioners and Taihe, dated July 31, 2015. 1 See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013– 2014, 80 FR 18354 (April 6, 2015) (Preliminary Results). [FR Doc. 2015–25166 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Oct 01, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or more, but not exceeding 16 inches. These products, which are commonly referred to in the industry as ‘‘standard pipe’’ or ‘‘structural tubing’’ are hereinafter designated as ‘‘pipes and tubes.’’ The merchandise is classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085 and 7306.30.5090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and purposes of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received We have analyzed the comments submitted by Saha Thai. In its case brief, Saha Thai made several arguments objecting to the Department’s differential pricing analysis. The Department has used the standard A-toA method to calculate Saha Thai’s weighted-average dumping margin (unchanged from the Preliminary Results).2 Therefore, it is not necessary to address the comments raised by Saha Thai in a separate Issues and Decision Memorandum. Changes Since the Preliminary Results We made changes to Pacific Pipe’s calculation for the final results. Specifically, we (1) used updated sales and cost of production databases, (2) adjusted the home market sales cost of production databases based on minor corrections at verification, (3) revised Pacific Pipe’s reported per-unit costs to correspond to the reported total cost of manufacturing of the merchandise under consideration, and (4) revised Pacific Pipe’s general and administrative expense rate.3 We made no changes to Saha Thai’s calculations. Final Results of Review The final weighted-average dumping margins for the period March 1, 2013, 2 See Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. Preliminary Analysis Memorandum’’ (March 31, 2015) at page 2. 3 See Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. Final Analysis Memorandum’’ dated concurrently with this notice; see also Memorandum to Neal M. Halper, Director, Office of Accounting, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes & Tubes From Thailand, Cost of Production and Constructed Value Calculation Adjustments for the Final Results—Pacific Pipe Public Company Limited’’ dated concurrently with this notice. E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 2015 / Notices manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this Weightedproceeding for the manufacturer of the average merchandise; and (4) if neither the dumping exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm margin (percent) covered in this or any previous review or the LTFV investigation, then the cash 0.00 deposit rate will be the ‘‘all-others’’ rate of 15.67 percent established in the LTFV 0.00 investigation.6 These deposit rates, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. through February 28, 2014, are as follows: Producer/Exporter Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd .............. Pacific Pipe Company Limited .................................... Assessment Rates In accordance with 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2) and the Final Modification for Reviews,4 the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries for Saha Thai and Pacific Pipe without regard to antidumping duties. The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003.5 This clarification applies to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Saha Thai and Pacific Pipe for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Saha Thai and Pacific Pipe will be 0.00 percent, the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less than fair value (LTFV) investigation, but the 4 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification for Reviews). 5 For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment Policy Notice). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Oct 01, 2015 Jkt 238001 Notifications This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. The Department is issuing and publishing these final results of administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 25, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–25168 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 6 See Antidumping Duty Order: Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand, 51 FR 8341 (March 11, 1986). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59733 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–820, A–588–843, A–580–829, A–469– 807, A–583–828] Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Spain, and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on stainless steel wire rod (SSWR) from Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Spain, and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Reviews’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: October 2, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey or Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0193 or (202) 482–3874, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 1, 2015, the Department published the notice of initiation of the third sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on SSWR from Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, and Taiwan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On May 15, 2015, the Department received a Notice of Intent to Participate in these reviews from Carpenter Technology Corporation (Carpenter), a domestic interested party, within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). Carpenter claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a manufacturer of a domestic-like product in the United States. On June 1, 2015, we received a complete substantive response for each review from the domestic interested party within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).2 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (’’Sunset’’) Reviews, 80 FR 24900 (May 1, 2015). 2 See June 1, 2015, letters from the petitioners regarding ‘‘Five-Year (3rd Sunset) Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, and Taiwan Substantive Response.’’ E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-549-502]


Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014

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

SUMMARY: On April 6, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Department) 
published its preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes 
from Thailand covering the period of review (POR) March 1, 2013, 
through February 28, 2014.\1\ This review covers two producers and/or 
exporters of the subject merchandise, Saba Thai Steel Pipe (Public) 
Company, Ltd. (Saba Thai), and Pacific Pipe Company Limited (Pacific 
Pipe). For the final results, we continue to find that Saha Thai and 
Pacific Pipe did not sell subject merchandise to the United States at 
below normal value during the POR. The final results are listed in the 
section entitled ``Final Results of Review'' below.
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    \1\ See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From 
Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2013-2014, 80 FR 18354 (April 6, 2015) (Preliminary 
Results).

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DATES: Effective date: October 2, 2015

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Czajkowski at (202) 482-1395; 
AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 12, 2015, we invited parties to comment on the 
Preliminary Results. Saha Thai submitted a case brief on August 20, 
2015. No other parties submitted case briefs or rebuttal briefs for 
this proceeding.
    The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance 
with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the antidumping order are certain circular 
welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand. The subject 
merchandise has an outside diameter of 0.375 inches or more, but not 
exceeding 16 inches. These products, which are commonly referred to in 
the industry as ``standard pipe'' or ``structural tubing'' are 
hereinafter designated as ``pipes and tubes.'' The merchandise is 
classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) item numbers 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 
7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085 and 7306.30.5090. Although the 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and purposes of U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the written description of the 
merchandise subject to the order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    We have analyzed the comments submitted by Saha Thai. In its case 
brief, Saha Thai made several arguments objecting to the Department's 
differential pricing analysis. The Department has used the standard A-
to-A method to calculate Saha Thai's weighted-average dumping margin 
(unchanged from the Preliminary Results).\2\ Therefore, it is not 
necessary to address the comments raised by Saha Thai in a separate 
Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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    \2\ See Memorandum to the File, ``Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review of Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes From Thailand: Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. 
Preliminary Analysis Memorandum'' (March 31, 2015) at page 2.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    We made changes to Pacific Pipe's calculation for the final 
results. Specifically, we (1) used updated sales and cost of production 
databases, (2) adjusted the home market sales cost of production 
databases based on minor corrections at verification, (3) revised 
Pacific Pipe's reported per-unit costs to correspond to the reported 
total cost of manufacturing of the merchandise under consideration, and 
(4) revised Pacific Pipe's general and administrative expense rate.\3\ 
We made no changes to Saha Thai's calculations.
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    \3\ See Memorandum to the File, ``Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review of Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from Thailand: Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. 
Final Analysis Memorandum'' dated concurrently with this notice; see 
also Memorandum to Neal M. Halper, Director, Office of Accounting, 
``Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Circular Welded Carbon 
Steel Pipes & Tubes From Thailand, Cost of Production and 
Constructed Value Calculation Adjustments for the Final Results--
Pacific Pipe Public Company Limited'' dated concurrently with this 
notice.
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Final Results of Review

    The final weighted-average dumping margins for the period March 1, 
2013,

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through February 28, 2014, are as follows:

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                                                             Weighted-
                                                              average
                    Producer/Exporter                         dumping
                                                              margin
                                                             (percent)
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Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd..............            0.00
Pacific Pipe Company Limited............................            0.00
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Assessment Rates

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2) and the Final Modification 
for Reviews,\4\ the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate 
appropriate entries for Saha Thai and Pacific Pipe without regard to 
antidumping duties.
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    \4\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 
2012) (Final Modification for Reviews).
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    The Department clarified its ``automatic assessment'' regulation on 
May 6, 2003.\5\ This clarification applies to entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR produced by Saha Thai and Pacific Pipe for 
which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United 
States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed 
entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in the transaction.
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    \5\ For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping 
Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment Policy Notice).
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    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of 
the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from 
Thailand entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the 
Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Saha Thai and Pacific Pipe will be 
0.00 percent, the weighted-average dumping margin established in the 
final results of this administrative review; (2) for previously 
reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit 
rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the 
most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter 
is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less than 
fair value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, then the cash 
deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently 
completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of the 
merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer is a 
firm covered in this or any previous review or the LTFV investigation, 
then the cash deposit rate will be the ``all-others'' rate of 15.67 
percent established in the LTFV investigation.\6\ These deposit rates, 
when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \6\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Circular Welded Carbon Steel 
Pipes and Tubes from Thailand, 51 FR 8341 (March 11, 1986).
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Notifications

    This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.
    The Department is issuing and publishing these final results of 
administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: September 25, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2015-25168 Filed 10-1-15; 8:45 am]
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