Brass Sheet and Strip From Italy; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 74759-74760 [2015-30340]

Download as PDF 74759 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 229 / Monday, November 30, 2015 / Notices cash deposit of estimated duties at the rate applicable to the exporter on all unliquidated entries of innerspring units from produced in and/or exported from Malaysia by Goldon that were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 22, 2014, the date of initiation of the anticircumvention inquiry.5 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice to Parties Scope of the Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to the administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. 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 violation which is subject to sanction. This final affirmative circumvention determination is published in accordance with section 781(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225(h). The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty order is brass sheet and strip, other than leaded brass and tin brass sheet and strip, from Italy, which is currently classified under subheading 7409.21.00.50, 7409.21.00.75, 7409.21.00.90, 7409.29.00.50, 7409.29.00.75, and 7409.29.00.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.2 The written description is dispositive. 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 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/index.html. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. Dated: November 20, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–30336 Filed 11–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–601] Brass Sheet and Strip From Italy; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014– 2015 Methodology Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip (BSS) from Italy.1 This review covers one company. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015. DATES: Effective Date: November 30, 2015. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 5 See Uncovered Innerspring Units from the People’s Republic China: Initiation of Anticircumvention Inquiry on Antidumping Duty Order, 79 FR 78792 (December 31, 2014). 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 24233 (April 30, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:23 Nov 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 Joseph Shuler, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1293. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), we relied on facts available with an adverse inference with respect to KME Italy SpA (KME Italy), the only company for which a review was requested. Thus, we preliminarily assign a rate of 22.00 percent as the dumping margin for KME Italy. In making these findings, we relied on facts available because KME Italy failed to respond to the Department’s antidumping duty questionnaire, and 2 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the 2014–2015 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Brass Sheet and Strip from Italy’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 thus withheld requested information, failed to provide requested information by the established deadlines, and significantly impeded this proceeding. See sections 776(a)(2)(A)–(C) of the Act. Furthermore, because we preliminarily determine that KME Italy failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability to comply with the Department’s requests for information, we drew an adverse inference in selecting from among the facts otherwise available. See section 776(b) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of Review As a result of our review, we preliminarily determine that the following dumping margin on BSS from Italy exists for the period March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015: Exporter/Manufacturer Dumping margin (percent) KME Italy SpA ...................... 22.00 percent Disclosure and Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.3 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.4 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.5 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety in ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing 3 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 5 See 19 CFR 351.303. 4 See E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 74760 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 229 / Monday, November 30, 2015 / Notices will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If the preliminary results are unchanged for the final results we will instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 22.00 percent to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced and/or exported by KME Italy. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of BSS from Italy 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 the reviewed company will be the rate established in the final results of this review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair-value investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer has its own rate, the cash deposit rate will be 5.44 percent. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notifications to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:23 Nov 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 20, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum A. Summary B. Background C. Scope of the Order D. Discussion of the Methodology 1. Use of Facts Otherwise Available a. Use of Facts Available b. Application of Facts Available With an Adverse Inference c. Selection and Corroboration of Information Used as Facts Available E. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–30340 Filed 11–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Docket No.: 151106999–5999–01] Call for Applications for the International Buyer Program Select Service for Calendar Year 2017 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and call for applications. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), International Trade Administration (ITA) announces that it will begin accepting applications for the International Buyer Program (IBP) Select service for calendar year 2017 (January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017). This announcement sets out the objectives, procedures and application review criteria for IBP Select. Under IBP Select, ITA recruits international buyers to U.S. trade shows to meet with U.S suppliers exhibiting at those shows. The main difference between IBP and IBP Select is that IBP offers worldwide promotion, whereas IBP Select focuses on promotion and recruitment in up to five international markets. Specifically, through the IBP Select, the DOC selects domestic trade shows that will receive DOC assistance in the form of targeted promotion and recruitment in up to five SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 foreign markets, export counseling to exhibitors, and export counseling and matchmaking services at the trade show. This notice covers selection for IBP Select participation during calendar year 2017. DATES: Applications for IBP Select must be received by Friday, January 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: The application form can be found at www.export.gov/ibp. Applications may be submitted by any of the following methods: (1) Mail/Hand Delivery Service: International Buyer Program, Trade Promotion Programs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 800—Mezzanine Level—Atrium North, Washington, DC 20004; (2) Facsimile: (202) 482–7800; or (3) email: IBP2017@trade.gov. Facsimile and email applications will be accepted as interim applications, and must be followed by a signed original application that is received by the program no later than five (5) business days after the application deadline. To ensure that applications are received by the deadline, applicants are strongly urged to send applications by express delivery service (e.g., U.S. Postal Service Express Delivery, Federal Express, UPS, etc.). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vidya Desai, Acting Director, International Buyer Program, Trade Promotion Programs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Ronald Reagan Building, Suite 800M—Mezzanine Level—Atrium North, Washington, DC 20004; Telephone (202) 482–2311; Facsimile: (202) 482–7800; Email: IBP2017@ trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The IBP was established in the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100–418, title II, § 2304, codified at 15 U.S.C. 4724) to bring international buyers together with U.S. firms by promoting leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential. The IBP emphasizes cooperation between the DOC and trade show organizers to benefit U.S. firms exhibiting at selected events and provides practical, hands-on assistance such as export counseling and market analysis to U.S. companies interested in exporting. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 229 (Monday, November 30, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-475-601]


Brass Sheet and Strip From Italy; Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and 
strip (BSS) from Italy.\1\ This review covers one company. The period 
of review (POR) is March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 24233 (April 30, 2015).

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DATES:  Effective Date: November 30, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Shuler, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1293.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty order is brass 
sheet and strip, other than leaded brass and tin brass sheet and strip, 
from Italy, which is currently classified under subheading 
7409.21.00.50, 7409.21.00.75, 7409.21.00.90, 7409.29.00.50, 
7409.29.00.75, and 7409.29.00.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS numbers are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes. A full description of the scope of 
the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\2\ The 
written description is dispositive.
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    \2\ See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, 
``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the 2014-2015 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Brass Sheet and Strip from 
Italy'' (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with 
this notice.
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    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 
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/index.html. A list of the 
topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as 
an Appendix to this notice.

Methodology

    In accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act), we relied on facts available with an 
adverse inference with respect to KME Italy SpA (KME Italy), the only 
company for which a review was requested. Thus, we preliminarily assign 
a rate of 22.00 percent as the dumping margin for KME Italy. In making 
these findings, we relied on facts available because KME Italy failed 
to respond to the Department's antidumping duty questionnaire, and thus 
withheld requested information, failed to provide requested information 
by the established deadlines, and significantly impeded this 
proceeding. See sections 776(a)(2)(A)-(C) of the Act. Furthermore, 
because we preliminarily determine that KME Italy failed to cooperate 
by not acting to the best of its ability to comply with the 
Department's requests for information, we drew an adverse inference in 
selecting from among the facts otherwise available. See section 776(b) 
of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of our review, we preliminarily determine that the 
following dumping margin on BSS from Italy exists for the period March 
1, 2014, through February 28, 2015:

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                                                          Dumping margin
                  Exporter/Manufacturer                      (percent)
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KME Italy SpA...........................................   22.00 percent
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case 
briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, 
may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case 
briefs.\3\ Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this 
proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement 
of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\4\ Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using 
ACCESS.\5\
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically filed 
document must be received successfully in its entirety in ACCESS by 5 
p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address and 
telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of 
issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing

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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the 
issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the 
date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, 
and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If the 
preliminary results are unchanged for the final results we will 
instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 22.00 percent to 
all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced 
and/or exported by KME Italy.
    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of BSS from Italy 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 the 
reviewed company will be the rate established in the final results of 
this review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters 
not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-
specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this 
proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a 
prior review, or the less-than-fair-value investigation but the 
manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for 
the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the 
manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) if neither the exporter nor the 
manufacturer has its own rate, the cash deposit rate will be 5.44 
percent. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Notifications to Importers

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

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: November 20, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

A. Summary
B. Background
C. Scope of the Order
D. Discussion of the Methodology
    1. Use of Facts Otherwise Available
    a. Use of Facts Available
    b. Application of Facts Available With an Adverse Inference
    c. Selection and Corroboration of Information Used as Facts 
Available
E. Recommendation

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