Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014, 5989-5990 [2016-02151]

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5989-5990]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02151]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-911]


Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe From the People's 
Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review; 2014

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the 
administrative review of the countervailing duty order on circular 
welded carbon quality steel pipe (CWP) from the People's Republic of 
China (PRC) for the period of review January 1, 2014, through December 
31, 2014.

DATES: Effective Date: February 4, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mermelstein or Toby Vandall, 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-
1391 and (202) 482-1664, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 1, 2015, the Department published the Notice of Opportunity 
to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on 
CWP from the PRC for the period of review January 1, 2014, through 
December 31, 2014.\1\ On July 24, 2015, Wheatland Tube Company (the 
petitioner) submitted a request for an administrative review of the 
countervailing duty order on CWP from the PRC for 19 companies.\2\ No 
other party requested an administrative review. On September 2, 2015, 
the Department published the notice of initiation of an administrative 
review of the order for the period of review January 1, 2014, through 
December 31, 2014.\3\ On December 1, 2015, the petitioner withdrew its 
request for review of all 19 companies.\4\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative 
Review, 80 FR 37583 (July 1, 2015) (Notice of Opportunity).
    \2\ See letter from the petitioner, ``Circular Welded Carbon 
Quality Steel Pipe From The People's Republic Of China: Request For 
Administrative Review,'' (July 24, 2015).
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 53106 (September 2, 2015) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \4\ See letter from the petitioner, ``Circular Welded Carbon 
Quality Steel Pipe From The People's Republic Of China: Withdrawal 
of Request For Administrative Review,'' (December 1, 2015).
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Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties 
that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the 
publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. 
As noted above, the petitioner withdrew its request for an 
administrative review within 90 days of the publication date of the 
Initiation Notice. No other parties requested an administrative review 
of the order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we 
are rescinding this review in its entirety.

Assessment

    The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries of CWP 
from the PRC. 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 to CBP 15 days after the date 
of publication of this notice of rescission of administrative review.

Notifications

    This notice also 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 countervailing duties prior to 
liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure 
to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that 
reimbursement of countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled countervailing duties.
    This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under an APO in

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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.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 
CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: February 1, 2016.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2016-02151 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]
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