Heavy Iron Construction Castings from Brazil: Final Results of Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 6237-6238 [2016-02286]

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6237-6238]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02286]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-351-504]


Heavy Iron Construction Castings from Brazil: Final Results of 
Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that 
revocation of the countervailing duty order (CVD) order on heavy iron 
construction castings (heavy iron castings) from Brazil would be likely 
to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at 
the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Effective Date: February 5, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Tran, Office III, AD/CVD 
Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1503.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 1, 2015, the Department initiated a sunset review of the 
CVD order on castings from Brazil pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ The Department received a 
notice of intent to participate in the review on behalf of D&L Foundry, 
EJ USA, Inc. (previously known as East Jordan Iron Works, Inc.), Neenah 
Foundry Company, and U.S. Foundry & Manufacturing Corp. (collectively, 
the domestic industry) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i).\2\ Each of these companies claimed interested party 
status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer of 
the domestic like product.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 80 FR 190 
(October 1, 2015).
    \2\ See Letter to Secretary of Commerce, ``Sunset Reviews of 
Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Iron Construction Castings From 
Brazil, Canada, and China; and Countervailing Duty Order on Heavy 
Iron Construction Castings From Brazil,'' (October 16, 2015).
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    The Department received adequate substantive responses collectively 
from the domestic industry within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 
CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\3\ The Department did not receive a substantive 
response from any government or respondent interested party to the 
proceeding. Because the Department received no response from the 
respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited 
review of this CVD order, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2).
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    \3\ See Letter to Secretary of Commerce, ``Iron Construction 
Castings From Brazil; Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review of 
Countervailing Duty Order Response,'' (November 2, 2015).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the CVD order is castings from Brazil. 
The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') item number 7325.10.00. 
Although the HTSUS number is provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written product description remains dispositive. For a 
full description of the scope, see Issues and Decision Memorandum, 
which is hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision 
Memorandum).\4\
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    \4\ See Department Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum 
for the Final Results of Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Heavy Iron Construction Castings from 
Brazil,'' dated concurrently with this final notice.
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    The Issues and 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 Issues and 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic 
version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum address the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy, the net countervailable subsidy likely to 
prevail if the order were revoked, and the nature of the subsidy.

Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to section 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that 
revocation of the CVD order on heavy iron castings from Brazil would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable 
subsidy at the rate listed below:

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           Exporter/manufacturer                  Net subsidy rate
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Country-wide rate.........................  1.06 percent ad valorem
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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
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 
notification of 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 violation which is subject 
to sanction.
    The Department is issuing and publishing these final results and 
notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.218.

    Dated: January 28, 2016.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-02286 Filed 2-4-16; 8:45 am]
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