Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014-2015, 5709-5710 [2016-02005]

Download as PDF 5709 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 3, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Background Methodology International Trade Administration On February 27, 2015, the Department initiated the NSR of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from Vietnam.1 On September 21, 2015, the Department extended the deadline for the preliminary results until November 20, 2015.2 On November 20, 2015, the Department extended the deadline for preliminary results until December 21, 2015.3 On December 21, 2015, the Department extended the deadline for preliminary results until January 20, 2016.4 The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’) and 19 CFR 351.214. Export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because Vietnam is a non-market economy 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, please 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 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. [A–552–801] Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is conducting a new shipper review (‘‘NSR’’) of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (‘‘Vietnam’’). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is August 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015. The review covers one exporter of subject merchandise: Hai Huong Seafood Joint Stock Company (‘‘HHFISH’’). The Department has preliminarily determined that HHFISH did not sell subject merchandise at less than normal value (‘‘NV’’). We invite interested parties to comment on the preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: February 3, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Hawkins, 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) 482–6491. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: 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 code 0304.62.0020 (Frozen Fish Fillets of the species Pangasius, including basa and tra), and may enter under tariff article codes 0305.59.0000, 1604.19.2100, 1604.19.3100, 1604.19.4100, 1604.19.5100, 1604.19.6100 and 1604.19.8100 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’).5 Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and Customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.6 Preliminary Results of the Review The Department preliminarily finds that the following margins exist for the period August 1, 2014, to January 31, 2015. Exporter Producer Weighted-average margin (dollars per kilogram) Hai Huong Seafood Joint Stock Company .............................. Hai Huong Seafood Joint Stock Company ............................. 0.00 Disclosure and Public Comments mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Department intends to disclose calculations performed for these preliminary results to the parties within five days of the date of publication of 1 See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014–2015, 80 FR 17390 (April 1, 2015). 2 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2014–2015 New Shipper Review,’’ dated September 21, 2015. 3 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Feb 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this review. Interested parties may submit case briefs and/or written comments no later than 30 days after the date of publication of the preliminary 2014–2015 New Shipper Review,’’ dated November 20, 2015. 4 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2014–2015 New Shipper Review,’’ dated December 21, 2015. 5 Until June 30, 2004 these products were classifiable under HTSUS 0304.20.6030, 0304.20.6096, 0304.20.6043 and 0304.20.6057. From July 1, 2004 until December 31, 2006 these products were classifiable under HTSUS 0304.20.6033. From January 1, 2007 until December 31, 2011 these products were classifiable under HTSUS 0304.29.6033. On March 2, 2011 the Department added two HTSUS numbers at the request of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) that the subject merchandise may enter under: 1604.19.2000 and 1604 19.3000, which were changed to 1604.19.2100 and 1604.19.3100 on January 1, 2012. On January 1, 2012 the Department added the following HTSUS numbers at the request of CBP: 0304.62.0020, 0305.59.0000, 1604.19.4100, 1604.19.5100, 1604.19.6100 and 1604.19.8100. 6 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. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 5710 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 3, 2016 / Notices results of review.7 Rebuttal briefs and rebuttals to written comments, limited to issues raised in such briefs or comments, may be filed no later than five days after the time limit for filing the case briefs.8 Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of these preliminary results.9 Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.10 The Department intends to issue the final results of these new shipper reviews, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in all comments and at any hearing, within 90 days of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Upon completion of the final results, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b), the Department will determine, and U.S. Customs Border and Protection (‘‘CBP’’) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries on a per-unit basis for HHFISH. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we will calculate importer-specific (or customer) per-unit duty assessment rates. We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review if any importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis. The final results of these reviews shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of these reviews and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this new shipper review for all shipments of subject merchandise from HHFISH entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)–(2). 9 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 10 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 8 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Feb 02, 2016 for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For subject merchandise produced and exported by HHFISH, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the final results of this review (except, if a rate is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required); (2) for subject merchandise exported by HHFISH but not manufactured by HHFISH, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the Vietnam-wide rate (i.e., $2.39 per kilogram); and (3) for subject merchandise manufactured by the HHFISH, but exported by any other party, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the exporter. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Interested Parties 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 POR. 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. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(2)(B) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 21, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Discussion of the Methodology 5. Bona Fides Analysis 6. Non-Market Economy Country 7. Separate Rates 8. Surrogate Country 9. Economic Comparability 10. Significant Producers of Identical or Comparable Merchandise 11. Data Availability 12. Determination of a Comparison Method 13. Fair Value Comparisons 14. U.S. Price 15. Normal Value 16. Factor Valuations 17. Currency Conversion 18. Conclusion and Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–02005 Filed 2–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–863] Honey From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is initiating a new shipper review (‘‘NSR’’) of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on honey from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) with respect to Shanghai Sunbeauty Trading Co., Ltd. (‘‘Shanghai Sunbeauty’’). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) for this NSR is December 01, 2014, through November 30, 2015. DATES: Effective Date: February 3, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Weeks, 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– 482–4877. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The AD order on honey was published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2001.1 On December 17, 2015, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.214(b), the Department received a NSR request from Shanghai Sunbeauty.2 Shanghai Sunbeauty certified that it is the exporter of the subject merchandise upon which the request is based and that its affiliate, Xiping Haina Trade Co., Ltd., is the producer of the subject merchandise.3 Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(ii), Shanghai Sunbeauty certified that it did not export subject merchandise to the United States during the period of investigation (‘‘POI’’).4 Further, Xiping Haina Trade Co., Ltd. certified that it is the producer of the subject merchandise upon which the request is based. In 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order; Honey from the People’s Republic of China, 66 FR 63670 (December 10, 2001) (‘‘Order’’). 2 See Letter from Shanghai Sunbeauty, ‘‘Honey from the People’s Republic of China: Request for New Shipper Review,’’ dated December 17, 2015 (‘‘NSR Request’’). 3 Id., at 1–2 and Exhibit 1. 4 Id. E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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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 of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 
2014-2015

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting 
a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain 
frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 
(``Vietnam''). The period of review (``POR'') is August 1, 2014, 
through January 31, 2015. The review covers one exporter of subject 
merchandise: Hai Huong Seafood Joint Stock Company (``HHFISH''). The 
Department has preliminarily determined that HHFISH did not sell 
subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV''). We invite 
interested parties to comment on the preliminary results.

DATES: Effective Date: February 3, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Hawkins, 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-
6491.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 27, 2015, the Department initiated the NSR of the 
antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from Vietnam.\1\ 
On September 21, 2015, the Department extended the deadline for the 
preliminary results until November 20, 2015.\2\ On November 20, 2015, 
the Department extended the deadline for preliminary results until 
December 21, 2015.\3\ On December 21, 2015, the Department extended the 
deadline for preliminary results until January 20, 2016.\4\
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    \1\ See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic 
of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014-
2015, 80 FR 17390 (April 1, 2015).
    \2\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ``Certain 
Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: 
Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2014-2015 New 
Shipper Review,'' dated September 21, 2015.
    \3\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ``Certain 
Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: 
Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2014-2015 New 
Shipper Review,'' dated November 20, 2015.
    \4\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ``Certain 
Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: 
Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2014-2015 New 
Shipper Review,'' dated December 21, 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 code 
0304.62.0020 (Frozen Fish Fillets of the species Pangasius, including 
basa and tra), and may enter under tariff article codes 0305.59.0000, 
1604.19.2100, 1604.19.3100, 1604.19.4100, 1604.19.5100, 1604.19.6100 
and 1604.19.8100 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'').\5\ Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for 
convenience and Customs purposes, our written description of the scope 
of the order is dispositive.\6\
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    \5\ Until June 30, 2004 these products were classifiable under 
HTSUS 0304.20.6030, 0304.20.6096, 0304.20.6043 and 0304.20.6057. 
From July 1, 2004 until December 31, 2006 these products were 
classifiable under HTSUS 0304.20.6033. From January 1, 2007 until 
December 31, 2011 these products were classifiable under HTSUS 
0304.29.6033. On March 2, 2011 the Department added two HTSUS 
numbers at the request of U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(``CBP'') that the subject merchandise may enter under: 1604.19.2000 
and 1604 19.3000, which were changed to 1604.19.2100 and 
1604.19.3100 on January 1, 2012. On January 1, 2012 the Department 
added the following HTSUS numbers at the request of CBP: 
0304.62.0020, 0305.59.0000, 1604.19.4100, 1604.19.5100, 1604.19.6100 
and 1604.19.8100.
    \6\ 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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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'') and 19 
CFR 351.214. Export prices have been calculated in accordance with 
section 772 of the Act. Because Vietnam is a non-market economy 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, please 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 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 the Review

    The Department preliminarily finds that the following margins exist 
for the period August 1, 2014, to January 31, 2015.

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                                                       Weighted-average
            Exporter                   Producer         margin (dollars
                                                         per kilogram)
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Hai Huong Seafood Joint Stock     Hai Huong Seafood                0.00
 Company.                          Joint Stock
                                   Company.
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Disclosure and Public Comments

    The Department intends to disclose calculations performed for these 
preliminary results to the parties within five days of the date of 
publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). 
Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of 
this review. Interested parties may submit case briefs and/or written 
comments no later than 30 days after the date of publication of the 
preliminary

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results of review.\7\ Rebuttal briefs and rebuttals to written 
comments, limited to issues raised in such briefs or comments, may be 
filed no later than five days after the time limit for filing the case 
briefs.\8\
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)-(2).
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    Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of 
publication of these preliminary results.\9\ Hearing requests should 
contain the following information: (1) The party's name, address, and 
telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the 
issues to be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues 
raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will 
be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230.\10\
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    The Department intends to issue the final results of these new 
shipper reviews, which will include the results of its analysis of 
issues raised in all comments and at any hearing, within 90 days of 
publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 
751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the final results, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.212(b), the Department will determine, and U.S. Customs Border and 
Protection (``CBP'') shall assess, antidumping duties on all 
appropriate entries on a per-unit basis for HHFISH. The Department 
intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date 
of publication of the final results of review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1), we will calculate importer-specific (or customer) per-
unit duty assessment rates. We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review if any 
importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of 
this review is above de minimis. The final results of these reviews 
shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries 
of merchandise covered by the final results of these reviews and for 
future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this new shipper review for all 
shipments of subject merchandise from HHFISH entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as 
provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For subject 
merchandise produced and exported by HHFISH, the cash deposit rate will 
be the rate established in the final results of this review (except, if 
a rate is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required); (2) 
for subject merchandise exported by HHFISH but not manufactured by 
HHFISH, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the Vietnam-wide rate 
(i.e., $2.39 per kilogram); and (3) for subject merchandise 
manufactured by the HHFISH, but exported by any other party, the cash 
deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the exporter. These cash 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

Notification to Interested Parties

    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 POR. 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.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(2)(B) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: January 21, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Scope of the Order
4. Discussion of the Methodology
5. Bona Fides Analysis
6. Non-Market Economy Country
7. Separate Rates
8. Surrogate Country
9. Economic Comparability
10. Significant Producers of Identical or Comparable Merchandise
11. Data Availability
12. Determination of a Comparison Method
13. Fair Value Comparisons
14. U.S. Price
15. Normal Value
16. Factor Valuations
17. Currency Conversion
18. Conclusion and Recommendation

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