Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014, 5986-5989 [2016-02150]

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5986-5989]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02150]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-843]


Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On October 7, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) published the Preliminary Results of the administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on certain lined paper products 
(CLPP) from India in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ The period of review (POR) is 
September 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014. This review covers two

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mandatory respondents, Kokuyo Riddhi Paper Products Private Limited \2\ 
(Kokuyo Riddhi) and SAB International (SAB), and one respondent not 
individually examined, Navneet Publications (India) Ltd./Navneet 
Education Limited (Navneet).\3\ We invited interested parties to 
comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments or hearing 
requests from any interested parties. Therefore, we have made no 
changes for the final results. The final weighted-average dumping 
margins for Kokuyo Riddhi, SAB and Navneet are listed below in the 
section titled ``Final Results of the Review.''
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    \1\ See Certain Lined Paper Products from India: Notice of 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-
2014, 80 FR 60628 (October 7, 2015) (Preliminary Results), and 
accompanying Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, titled 
``Certain Lined Paper from India: Decision Memorandum for the 
Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2013-2014,'' dated September 30, 2015 (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum). The Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed 
directly at: http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html.
    \2\ The Department has determined that Kokuyo Riddhi Paper 
Products Private Limited (Kokuyo Riddhi) is the successor-in-
interest to Riddhi Enterprises. See Certain Lined Paper Products 
From India: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed 
Circumstances Review, 80 FR 18373 (April 6, 2015) (Final Results of 
CCR--Kokuyo Riddhi), and the accompanying Issues and Decision 
Memorandum. Accordingly, we refer to Kokuyo Riddhi and Riddhi 
Enterprises as Kokuyo Riddhi in this review.
    \3\ The Department has determined that Navneet Education Limited 
(Navneet Education) is the successor-in-interest to Navneet 
Publications (India) Ltd. See Certain Lined Paper Products From 
India: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 79 FR 35726 
(June 24, 2014).

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DATES: Effective Date: February 4, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Robinson or George McMahon, AD/
CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-3797 
or (202) 482-1167, respectively.

Background

    On October 7, 2015, the Department published the Preliminary 
Results. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), we invited 
interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. We received 
no comments or requests for a hearing from any party. The Department 
conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Act.

Scope of the Order

    The scope of this order includes certain lined paper products, 
typically school supplies (for purposes of this scope definition, the 
actual use of or labeling these products as school supplies or non-
school supplies is not a defining characteristic) composed of or 
including paper that incorporates straight horizontal and/or vertical 
lines on ten or more paper sheets (there shall be no minimum page 
requirement for looseleaf filler paper) including but not limited to 
such products as single- and multi-subject notebooks, composition 
books, wireless notebooks, looseleaf or glued filler paper, graph 
paper, and laboratory notebooks, and with the smaller dimension of the 
paper measuring 6 inches to 15 inches (inclusive) and the larger 
dimension of the paper measuring 8\3/4\ inches to 15 inches 
(inclusive). Page dimensions are measured size (not advertised, stated, 
or ``tear-out'' size), and are measured as they appear in the product 
(i.e., stitched and folded pages in a notebook are measured by the size 
of the page as it appears in the notebook page, not the size of the 
unfolded paper). However, for measurement purposes, pages with tapered 
or rounded edges shall be measured at their longest and widest points. 
Subject lined paper products may be loose, packaged or bound using any 
binding method (other than case bound through the inclusion of binders 
board, a spine strip, and cover wrap). Subject merchandise may or may 
not contain any combination of a front cover, a rear cover, and/or 
backing of any composition, regardless of the inclusion of images or 
graphics on the cover, backing, or paper. Subject merchandise is within 
the scope of this order whether or not the lined paper and/or cover are 
hole punched, drilled, perforated, and/or reinforced. Subject 
merchandise may contain accessory or informational items including but 
not limited to pockets, tabs, dividers, closure devices, index cards, 
stencils, protractors, writing implements, reference materials such as 
mathematical tables, or printed items such as sticker sheets or 
miniature calendars, if such items are physically incorporated, 
included with, or attached to the product, cover and/or backing 
thereto.
    Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are:
     Unlined copy machine paper;
     writing pads with a backing (including but not limited to 
products commonly known as ``tablets,'' ``note pads,'' ``legal pads,'' 
and ``quadrille pads''), provided that they do not have a front cover 
(whether permanent or removable). This exclusion does not apply to such 
writing pads if they consist of hole-punched or drilled filler paper;
     three-ring or multiple-ring binders, or notebook 
organizers incorporating such a ring binder provided that they do not 
include subject paper;
     index cards;
     printed books and other books that are case bound through 
the inclusion of binders board, a spine strip, and cover wrap;
     newspapers;
     pictures and photographs;
     desk and wall calendars and organizers (including but not 
limited to such products generally known as ``office planners,'' ``time 
books,'' and ``appointment books'');
     telephone logs;
     address books;
     columnar pads & tablets, with or without covers, primarily 
suited for the recording of written numerical business data;
     lined business or office forms, including but not limited 
to: pre-printed business forms, lined invoice pads and paper, mailing 
and address labels, manifests, and shipping log books;
     lined continuous computer paper;
     boxed or packaged writing stationary (including but not 
limited to products commonly known as ``fine business paper,'' 
``parchment paper'', and ``letterhead''), whether or not containing a 
lined header or decorative lines;
     Stenographic pads (``steno pads''), Gregg ruled (``Gregg 
ruling'' consists of a single- or double-margin vertical ruling line 
down the center of the page. For a six-inch by nine-inch stenographic 
pad, the ruling would be located approximately three inches from the 
left of the book), measuring 6 inches by 9 inches.
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are the following 
trademarked products:
     Fly TM lined paper products: A notebook, 
notebook organizer, loose or glued note paper, with papers that are 
printed with infrared reflective inks and readable only by a Fly 
TM pen-top computer. The product must bear the valid 
trademark Fly TM (products found to be bearing an invalidly 
licensed or used trademark are not excluded from the scope).
     Zwipes TM: A notebook or notebook organizer 
made with a blended polyolefin writing surface as the cover and pocket 
surfaces of the notebook, suitable for writing using a specially-
developed permanent marker and erase system (known as a Zwipes 
TM pen). This system allows the marker portion to mark the 
writing surface with a permanent ink. The eraser portion of the marker 
dispenses a solvent capable of solubilizing the permanent ink allowing 
the ink to be removed. The product must bear the valid trademark Zwipes 
TM (products found to be bearing an invalidly licensed or 
used trademark are not excluded from the scope).
     FiveStar[supreg]Advance TM: A notebook or 
notebook organizer bound by a continuous spiral, or helical, wire and 
with plastic front and rear covers made of a blended polyolefin plastic 
material

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joined by 300 denier polyester, coated on the backside with PVC (poly 
vinyl chloride) coating, and extending the entire length of the spiral 
or helical wire. The polyolefin plastic covers are of specific 
thickness; front cover is 0.019 inches (within normal manufacturing 
tolerances) and rear cover is 0.028 inches (within normal manufacturing 
tolerances). Integral with the stitching that attaches the polyester 
spine covering, is captured both ends of a 1'' wide elastic fabric 
band. This band is located 2\3/8\'' from the top of the front plastic 
cover and provides pen or pencil storage. Both ends of the spiral wire 
are cut and then bent backwards to overlap with the previous coil but 
specifically outside the coil diameter but inside the polyester 
covering. During construction, the polyester covering is sewn to the 
front and rear covers face to face (outside to outside) so that when 
the book is closed, the stitching is concealed from the outside. Both 
free ends (the ends not sewn to the cover and back) are stitched with a 
turned edge construction. The flexible polyester material forms a 
covering over the spiral wire to protect it and provide a comfortable 
grip on the product. The product must bear the valid trademarks 
FiveStar[supreg]Advance TM (products found to be bearing an 
invalidly licensed or used trademark are not excluded from the scope).
     FiveStar Flex TM: A notebook, a notebook 
organizer, or binder with plastic polyolefin front and rear covers 
joined by 300 denier polyester spine cover extending the entire length 
of the spine and bound by a 3-ring plastic fixture. The polyolefin 
plastic covers are of a specific thickness; front cover is 0.019 inches 
(within normal manufacturing tolerances) and rear cover is 0.028 inches 
(within normal manufacturing tolerances). During construction, the 
polyester covering is sewn to the front cover face to face (outside to 
outside) so that when the book is closed, the stitching is concealed 
from the outside. During construction, the polyester cover is sewn to 
the back cover with the outside of the polyester spine cover to the 
inside back cover. Both free ends (the ends not sewn to the cover and 
back) are stitched with a turned edge construction. Each ring within 
the fixture is comprised of a flexible strap portion that snaps into a 
stationary post which forms a closed binding ring. The ring fixture is 
riveted with six metal rivets and sewn to the back plastic cover and is 
specifically positioned on the outside back cover. The product must 
bear the valid trademark FiveStar Flex TM (products found to 
be bearing an invalidly licensed or used trademark are not excluded 
from the scope).
    Merchandise subject to this order is typically imported under 
headings 4811.90.9035, 4811.90.9080, 4820.30.0040, 4810.22.5044, 
4811.90.9050, 4811.90.9090, 4820.10.2010, 4820.10.2020, 4820.10.2030, 
4820.10.2040, 4820.10.2050, 4820.10.2060, and 4820.10.4000 of the 
HTSUS. The HTSUS headings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes; however, the written description of the scope is dispositive.

Final Results of the Review

    As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the 
Preliminary Results. As there are no changes from, or comments upon, 
the Preliminary Results, the Department finds that there is no reason 
to modify its analysis and calculations. Accordingly, no decision 
memorandum accompanies this Federal Register notice. For further 
details of the issues addressed in this proceeding, see the Preliminary 
Results and the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    The final weighted-average dumping margins for the POR are as 
follows:

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                                                              average
                    Producer/Exporter                         dumping
                                                              margin
                                                             (percent)
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Kokuyo Riddhi Paper Products Private Limited (formerly             11.77
 known as Riddhi Enterprises)...........................
Navneet Publications (India) Ltd./Navneet Education                11.77
 Limited \4\............................................
SAB International.......................................            0.00
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    \4\ The margin for Navneet is the calculated weighted-average 
margin of Kokuyo Riddhi, the sole mandatory respondent receiving a 
margin that is above de minimis in these final results. For further 
discussion, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum at the ``Margin 
for Company Not Selected for Individual Examination'' section.
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Assessment Rates

    The Department shall determine and Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries in 
this review, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.\5\ For 
any individually examined respondents whose weighted-average dumping 
margin is above de minimis, we calculated importer-specific ad valorem 
duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping 
calculated for the importer's examined sales to the total entered value 
of those same sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Upon 
issuance of the final results of this administrative review, if any 
importer-specific assessment rates calculated in the final results are 
above de minimis (i.e., at or above 0.5 percent), the Department will 
issue instructions directly to CBP to assess antidumping duties on 
appropriate entries.
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    \5\ In these final results, the Department applied the 
assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping 
Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and 
Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012).
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    In accordance with the Department's ``automatic assessment'' 
practice,\6\ for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced 
by the respondent for which it did not know its merchandise was 
destined for the United States, 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. For a full 
discussion of this practice, see the Automatic Assessment 
Clarification. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this review.
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    \6\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) 
(Automatic Assessment Clarification).
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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 subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The

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cash deposit rate for Kokuyo Riddhi, SAB and Navneet will be the rate 
established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for 
merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this 
administrative 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 original 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 
subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other 
manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 3.91 percent, the all-
others rate established in the original antidumping duty 
investigation.\7\ These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.
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    \7\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value: Certain Lined Paper Products from the People's 
Republic of China; Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Lined 
Paper Products from India, Indonesia and the People's Republic of 
China; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Lined Paper 
Products from India and Indonesia, 71 FR 56949 (September 28, 2006) 
(CLPP Order).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding 
the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing 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 and/or countervailing duties occurred and 
the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which 
continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
the proceeding. Timely written notification of the 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.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h).

    Dated: January 28, 2016.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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