Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews, 74-75 [2015-33054]

Download as PDF 74 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 1 / Monday, January 4, 2016 / Notices Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this scope regardless of levels of boron and titanium. For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to interstitial-free (‘‘IF’’)) steels and high strength low alloy (‘‘HSLA’’) steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Furthermore, this scope also includes Advanced High Strength Steels (‘‘AHSS’’) and Ultra High Strength Steels (‘‘UHSS’’), both of which are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels. Subject merchandise also includes corrosion-resistant steel that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to annealing, tempering painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching and/ or slitting or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope corrosion resistant steel. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted element levels listed above, are within the scope of this investigation unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation: • Flat-rolled steel products either plated or coated with tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (‘‘terne plate’’), or both chromium and chromium oxides (‘‘tin free steel’’), whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating; • Clad products in straight lengths of 4.7625 mm or more in composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measure at least twice the thickness; and • Certain clad stainless flat-rolled products, which are three-layered corrosionresistant steel flat-rolled steel products less than 4.75 mm in composite thickness that consist of a flat-rolled steel product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%-60%20% ratio. The products subject to the investigation are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers: 7210.30.0030, 7210.30.0060, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0091, 7210.49.0095, 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, and 7212.60.0000. The products subject to the investigation may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7210.90.1000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.3000, 7215.20.1500, 7217.30.1530, 7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.91.0000, 7225.92.0000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.99.0110, 7226.99.0130, 7226.99.0180, 7228.60.6000, 7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum: I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances V. Affiliation and Collapsing VI. Scope of the Investigation VII. Discussion of the Methodology A. Determination of the Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis VIII. Date of Sale IX. Product Comparisons X. Export Price and Constructed Export Price XI. Normal Value A. Comparison Market Viability B. Affiliated-Party Transactions and Arm’sLength Test Antidumping duty proceedings C. Level of Trade D. Cost of Production Analysis 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test E. Calculation of NV Based on ComparisonMarket Prices XII. Currency Conversion XIII. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2015–32761 Filed 12–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Background Every five years, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the International Trade Commission automatically initiate and conduct a review to determine whether revocation of a countervailing or antidumping duty order or termination of an investigation suspended under section 704 or 734 of the Act would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or a countervailable subsidy (as the case may be) and of material injury. Upcoming Sunset Reviews for February 2016 The following Sunset Reviews are scheduled for initiation in February 2016 and will appear in that month’s Notice of Initiation of Five-Year Sunset Review (‘‘Sunset Review’’). Department contact Magnesium Metal from China, (A–570–896) (2nd Review) ..................... Porcelain-On-Steel Cooking Ware (A–570–506) (4th Review) ................ David Goldberger (202) 482–4136. Matthew Renkey (202) 482–2312. Countervailing duty proceedings No Sunset Review of countervailing duty orders is scheduled for initiation in February 2016. Suspended investigations tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES No Sunset Review of suspended investigations is scheduled for initiation in February 2016. The Department’s procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in 19 CFR 351.218. The Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews provides further information regarding what is required of all parties to participate in Sunset Reviews. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Dec 31, 2015 Jkt 238001 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(c), the Department will maintain and make available a service list for these proceedings. To facilitate the timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contact the Department in writing within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Please note that if the Department receives a Notice of Intent to Participate from a member of the domestic industry within 15 days of the date of initiation, E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 1 / Monday, January 4, 2016 / Notices the review will continue. Thereafter, any interested party wishing to participate in the Sunset Review must provide substantive comments in response to the notice of initiation no later than 30 days after the date of initiation. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: December 22, 2015. Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2015–33054 Filed 12–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–026] Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that certain corrosionresistant steel products (corrosionresistant steel) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: January 4, 2016. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Decker or Andrew Huston, 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; telephone: (202) 482–0196 or (202) 482–4261, respectively. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Dec 31, 2015 Jkt 238001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on June 30, 2015.1 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum that is dated concurrently with this determination and hereby adopted by this notice.2 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. 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 https://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 found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is corrosion-resistant steel from the PRC. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation,’’ in Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to the Department’s regulations,3 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).4 Certain interested parties commented on the 1 See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Italy, India, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 80 FR 37228 (June 30, 2015) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the People’s Republic of China’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice. 3 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 4 See Initiation Notice, 80 FR at 37229. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75 scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice, as well as additional language proposed by the Department. For a summary of the product coverage comments and rebuttal responses submitted to the record for this preliminary determination, and accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments timely received, see the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.5 The Department is preliminarily modifying the scope language as it appeared in the Initiation Notice to clarify that corrosion-resistant steel which is further processed in a third country is covered by the scope of the investigation. See ‘‘Scope of the Investigation,’’ in Appendix I, which includes the additional clarifying language. Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. Export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772(a) of the Act. Because the PRC is a non-market economy within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, we calculated normal value (NV) in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Combination Rates In the Initiation Notice, the Department stated that it would calculate combination rates for the respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation. Policy Bulletin 05.1 describes this practice.6 Preliminary Determination The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist: 5 See Memorandum to Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the People’s Republic of China, India, Italy, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated December 21, 2015. 6 See Enforcement and Compliance’s Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, regarding, ‘‘Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy Countries,’’ (April 5, 2005) (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available on the Department’s Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull051.pdf. E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 1 (Monday, January 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended 
Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews

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

Background

    Every five years, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') and the International Trade Commission automatically 
initiate and conduct a review to determine whether revocation of a 
countervailing or antidumping duty order or termination of an 
investigation suspended under section 704 or 734 of the Act would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or a 
countervailable subsidy (as the case may be) and of material injury.

Upcoming Sunset Reviews for February 2016

    The following Sunset Reviews are scheduled for initiation in 
February 2016 and will appear in that month's Notice of Initiation of 
Five-Year Sunset Review (``Sunset Review'').

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      Antidumping duty proceedings              Department contact
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Magnesium Metal from China, (A-570-896)  David Goldberger (202) 482-
 (2nd Review).                            4136.
Porcelain-On-Steel Cooking Ware (A-570-  Matthew Renkey (202) 482-2312.
 506) (4th Review).
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    Countervailing duty proceedings
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No Sunset Review of countervailing duty orders is scheduled for
 initiation in February 2016.
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        Suspended investigations
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No Sunset Review of suspended investigations is scheduled for initiation
 in February 2016.
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    The Department's procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are 
set forth in 19 CFR 351.218. The Notice of Initiation of Five-Year 
(``Sunset'') Reviews provides further information regarding what is 
required of all parties to participate in Sunset Reviews.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(c), the Department will maintain and 
make available a service list for these proceedings. To facilitate the 
timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those 
seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding contact the 
Department in writing within 10 days of the publication of the Notice 
of Initiation.
    Please note that if the Department receives a Notice of Intent to 
Participate from a member of the domestic industry within 15 days of 
the date of initiation,

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the review will continue. Thereafter, any interested party wishing to 
participate in the Sunset Review must provide substantive comments in 
response to the notice of initiation no later than 30 days after the 
date of initiation.
    This notice is not required by statute but is published as a 
service to the international trading community.

    Dated: December 22, 2015.
Gary Taverman,
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. 2015-33054 Filed 12-31-15; 8:45 am]
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