Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 7503-7504 [2016-02995]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 29 / Friday, February 12, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–815] Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily finds that Agir Haddecilik A.S. (Haddecilik) did not make sales at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR). The POR is May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: February 12, 2016. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6312 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is certain welded carbon quality lightwalled steel pipe and tube, of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a wall thickness of less than 4 millimeters. The merchandise subject to the order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheadings 7306.61.50.00 and 7306.61.70.60. For a full description of the scope of the order, see the memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), which is dated concurrently with this notice and is hereby incorporated by reference.1 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement 1 A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum appears in the Appendix to this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Feb 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and is available 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 accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Tolling and Postponement of Deadline for Preliminary Results As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll all administrative deadlines due to the recent closure of the Federal Government. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by four business days. The revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now February 5, 2016.2 Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price (EP) is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value (NV) is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of the Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the following weighted-average dumping margin for the period May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015: Exporter or producer Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Agir Haddecilik A.S ................... 0.00 Disclosure and Public Comment The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with these 2 See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting A/S for Enforcement & Compliance, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government Closure During Snowstorm Jonas,’’ dated January 27, 2016. See also Preliminary Decision Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7503 preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of this notice.3 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit cases briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.4 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.5 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.6 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.7 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the date and time of the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in all written case briefs, within 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, the Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.8 If Haddecilik’s weightedaverage dumping margin is not zero or de minimis in the final results of this 3 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(d). 5 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 6 See 19 CFR 351.303. 7 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 8 In these preliminary 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 Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). 4 See E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 7504 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 29 / Friday, February 12, 2016 / Notices review, we will calculate importerspecific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for an importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of such sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If Haddecilik’s weightedaverage dumping margin is zero or de minimis in the final results of review, or an importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. 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 un-reviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company involved in the transaction.9 We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from Turkey entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Haddecilik will be the weightedaverage dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review except if the rate is de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this 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 in which the manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original less-than-fairvalue investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of the proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 27.04 percent ad valorem, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value 9 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Feb 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 investigation.10 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also 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 review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’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)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Dated: February 5, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum Summary Background Scope of the Order Methodology Fair Value Comparisons Product Comparisons Determination of Comparison Method Date of Sale U.S. Price Duty Drawback Normal Value Currency Conversion Conclusion [FR Doc. 2016–02995 Filed 2–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–983] Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People’s Republic of China Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on drawn stainless steel sinks from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with regard to AGENCY: 10 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: LightWalled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey, 73 FR 31065 (May 30, 2008). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ningbo Afa Kitchen and Bath Co., Ltd. (Ningbo). We preliminarily determine that Ningbo is the successor-in-interest to Yuyao Afa Kitchenware Co., Ltd. (Yuyao) for purposes of determining AD liability. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: February 12, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ross Belliveau or Brian Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4952 or (202) 482–1766. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 11, 2013, the Department published in the Federal Register an AD order on drawn stainless steel sinks from the PRC.1 On November 19, 2015, Ningbo, a producer/exporter of drawn stainless steel sinks covered by this order, changed its name from Yuyao to Ningbo. On December 22, 2015, Ningbo requested that the Department conduct a changed circumstances review under section 19 U.S.C. 1675(b) and 19 CFR 351.216.2 In this request, Ningbo asked the Department to determine that it is the successor-in-interest to Yuyao and, accordingly, to assign it the cash deposit rate of Yuyao.3 Scope of the Order The products covered by the scope of this order are drawn stainless steel sinks with single or multiple drawn bowls, with or without drain boards, whether finished or unfinished, regardless of type of finish, gauge, or grade of stainless steel. Mounting clips, fasteners, seals, and sound-deadening pads are also covered by the scope of this order if they are included within the sales price of the drawn stainless steel sinks. For purposes of this scope definition, the term ‘‘drawn’’ refers to a manufacturing process using metal forming technology to produce a smooth basin with seamless, smooth, and rounded corners. Drawn stainless steel sinks are available in various shapes and configurations and may be 1 See Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 78 FR 21592 (April 11, 2013). 2 See Letter from Ningbo, entitled ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Changed Circumstances Review by Yuyao Afa Kitchenware Co., Ltd. and Ningbo Afa Kitchen and Bath Co., Ltd.,’’ dated December 22, 2015 (Ningbo CCR Request). 3 Id. E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 29 (Friday, February 12, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-489-815]


Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey; Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily 
finds that Agir Haddecilik A.S. (Haddecilik) did not make sales at 
prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR). The 
POR is May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. We invite interested 
parties to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective Date: February 12, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner or Robert James, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
6312 or (202) 482-0649, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is certain welded carbon 
quality light-walled steel pipe and tube, of rectangular (including 
square) cross section, having a wall thickness of less than 4 
millimeters. The merchandise subject to the order is classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheadings 
7306.61.50.00 and 7306.61.70.60.
    For a full description of the scope of the order, see the 
memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled ``Light-
Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey: Decision Memorandum for 
the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2014-2015'' (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), which is dated 
concurrently with this notice and is hereby incorporated by 
reference.\1\ 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://iaaccess.trade.gov and is available 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 accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The 
signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \1\ A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum appears in the Appendix to this notice.
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Tolling and Postponement of Deadline for Preliminary Results

    As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary 
for Enforcement & Compliance, the Department has exercised its 
discretion to toll all administrative deadlines due to the recent 
closure of the Federal Government. All deadlines in this segment of the 
proceeding have been extended by four business days. The revised 
deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now February 5, 
2016.\2\
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    \2\ See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting A/S 
for Enforcement & Compliance, regarding ``Tolling of Administrative 
Deadlines as a Result of the Government Closure During Snowstorm 
Jonas,'' dated January 27, 2016. See also Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price 
(EP) is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal 
value (NV) is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For 
a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Results of the Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the 
following weighted-average dumping margin for the period May 1, 2014, 
through April 30, 2015:

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                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
                   Exporter or producer                        dumping
                                                               margin
                                                              (percent)
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Agir Haddecilik A.S.......................................         0.00
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the 
calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results 
within five days of the date of publication of this notice.\3\ Pursuant 
to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit cases briefs no 
later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. 
Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be 
filed no later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.\4\ 
Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding 
are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the 
issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\5\ Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using 
ACCESS.\6\
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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via 
ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully 
in its entirety by the Department's electronic records system, ACCESS, 
by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time within 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice.\7\ Requests should contain: (1) The party's 
name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; 
and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing 
will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. If a 
request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the date and 
time of the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the 
issues raised in all written case briefs, within 120 days after the 
date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).

Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the administrative review, the Department shall 
determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.\8\ If Haddecilik's 
weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis in the final 
results of this

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review, we will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the 
basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for an 
importer's examined sales and the total entered value of such sales in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If Haddecilik's weighted-average 
dumping margin is zero or de minimis in the final results of review, or 
an importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP 
to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping 
duties. 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 un-reviewed 
entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company involved in the transaction.\9\
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    \8\ In these preliminary 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 Duty Proceedings; Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012).
    \9\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of 
the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from Turkey 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) 
The cash deposit rate for Haddecilik will be the weighted-average 
dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative 
review except if the rate is de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 
351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) 
for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in 
this 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 in which the 
manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a 
firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original less-than-
fair-value investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate 
will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of 
the proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) the cash 
deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to 
be 27.04 percent ad valorem, the all-others rate established in the 
less-than-fair-value investigation.\10\ These cash deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.
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    \10\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Light-Walled 
Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey, 73 FR 31065 (May 30, 2008).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice also 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 review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Department'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)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).

    Dated: February 5, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

Summary
Background
Scope of the Order
Methodology
    Fair Value Comparisons
    Product Comparisons
    Determination of Comparison Method
    Date of Sale
    U.S. Price
    Duty Drawback
    Normal Value
    Currency Conversion
Conclusion

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