Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China, 16138-16139 [2016-06847]

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VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Issued this 18th day of March, 2016. Karen H. Nies-Vogel, Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 2016–06820 Filed 3–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–983] Notice of Final 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: On February 12, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its notice of initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on drawn stainless steel sinks (drawn sinks) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).1 In that notice, we preliminarily determined that Ningbo Afa Kitchen and Bath Co., Ltd. (Ningbo) is the successor-in-interest to Yuyao Afa Kitchenware Co., Ltd. (Yuyao) for purposes of determining antidumping duty cash deposits and liabilities. No interested party submitted comments in opposition to the Initiation and Preliminary Results. For these final results, the Department continues to find that Ningbo is the successor-ininterest to Yuyao. DATES: Effective March 25, 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, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On April 11, 2013, the Department published in the Federal Register an AD order on drawn sinks from the PRC.2 On November 19, 2015, Yuyao, a producer/ exporter of drawn sinks covered by this 1 See Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People’s Republic of China, 81 FR 7504 (February 12, 2016) (Initiation and Preliminary Results). 2 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). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 order, changed its name from Yuyao to Ningbo. On December 22, 2015, Ningbo requested that the Department conduct a changed circumstances review under section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.216.3 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.4 On February 12, 2016, the Department published its notice of initiation and preliminary results of this changed circumstances review, determining that Ningbo is the successor-in-interest to Yuyao.5 In the Initiation and Preliminary Results, we provided all interested parties with an opportunity to comment and to request a public hearing regarding our preliminary finding that Ningbo is the successor-ininterest to Yuyao. On February 26, 2016, Ningbo submitted comments in support of our preliminary finding.6 We received no comments in opposition to our preliminary finding and no requests for a public hearing from interested parties within the time period set forth in the Initiation and Preliminary Results. 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 described in a number of ways including flush mount, top mount, or undermount (to include the attachment relative to the countertop). Stainless 3 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. 4 Id. 5 See Initiation and Preliminary Results. 6 See Letter from Ningbo, entitled ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Comments on Changed Circumstances Review by Yuyao Afa Kitchenware Co., Ltd. and Ningbo Afa Kitchen and Bath Co., Ltd.,’’ dated February 26, 2016. E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2016 / Notices steel sinks with multiple drawn bowls that are joined through a welding operation to form one unit are covered by the scope of the order. Drawn stainless steel sinks are covered by the scope of the order whether or not they are sold in conjunction with non-subject accessories such as faucets (whether attached or unattached), strainers, strainer sets, rinsing baskets, bottom grids, or other accessories. Excluded from the scope of the order are stainless steel sinks with fabricated bowls. Fabricated bowls do not have seamless corners, but rather are made by notching and bending the stainless steel, and then welding and finishing the vertical corners to form the bowls. Stainless steel sinks with fabricated bowls may sometimes be referred to as ‘‘zero radius’’ or ‘‘near zero radius’’ sinks. The products covered by this order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under statistical reporting number 7324.10.0000 and 7324.10.0010. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review For the reasons stated in the Initiation and Preliminary Results, and because we received no comments from interested parties to the contrary, the Department continues to find that Ningbo is the successor-in-interest to Yuyao. As a result of this determination, we find that Ningbo should receive the cash deposit rate previously assigned to Yuyao in the most recently completed review of the antidumping duty order on drawn sinks from the PRC.7 Consequently, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of all shipments of subject merchandise produced or exported by Ningbo and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice in the Federal Register at 4.29 percent, which is the current antidumping duty cash deposit rate for Yuyao.8 This cash 7 See Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012– 2014, 80 FR 69644 (November 10, 2015) (AR1 Final Results). 8 Yuyao received a 4.29 percent dumping margin in the 2012–2014 administrative review of the AD order on drawn sinks from the PRC. See AR1 Final Results at 69645. We note that Yuyao is also a respondent in the current 2014–2015 administrative review of this antidumping duty order. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 deposit requirement shall remain in effect until further notice. We are issuing this determination and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) and (2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: March 21, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–06847 Filed 3–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration United States Manufacturing Council: Meeting of the United States Manufacturing Council International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The United States Manufacturing Council (Council) will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The Council was established in April 2004 to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. manufacturing industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Council members to review and deliberate on recommendations developed by the Workforce Development subcommittee looking at high school educational approach enhancements for consideration by the Manufacturing Council. The agenda may change to accommodate Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Council at http://trade.gov/ manufacturingcouncil, at least one week in advance of the meeting. DATES: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. The deadline for members of the public to register, including requests to make comments during the meetings and for auxiliary aids, or to submit written comments for dissemination prior to the meeting, is 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 4, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at 1211 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Requests to register (including to speak or for auxiliary aids) and any written comments should be submitted to: U.S. Manufacturing Council, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4043, SUMMARY: Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 30041 (May 26, 2015). Because we determined that Ningbo is the successor-in-interest to Yuyao, we will assign Ningbo an updated cash deposit rate based on the final results of that administrative review. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16139 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, archana.sahgal@trade.gov. Members of the public are encouraged to submit registration requests and written comments via email to ensure timely receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Archana Sahgal, the United States Manufacturing Council, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202– 482–4501, email: archana.sahgal@ trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Council advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. manufacturing industry. Public Participation: The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible to people with disabilities. All guests are required to register in advance by the deadline identified under the DATES caption. Seating is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids must be submitted by the registration deadline. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. There will be fifteen (15) minutes allotted for oral comments from members of the public. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments may be limited to three (3) minutes per person. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name and address of the proposed speaker. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their prepared remarks by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016, for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to the members of the Manufacturing Council. Speakers additionally are requested to bring at least 25 copies of their oral comments for distribution to the members of the Manufacturing Council and to the public at the meeting. In addition, any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the Council’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to Archana Sahgal at the contact information indicated above. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 4, 2016, to E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 58 (Friday, March 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-983]


Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances 
Review: Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce
SUMMARY: On February 12, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) published its notice of initiation and preliminary results 
of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on 
drawn stainless steel sinks (drawn sinks) from the People's Republic of 
China (PRC).\1\ In that notice, we preliminarily determined that Ningbo 
Afa Kitchen and Bath Co., Ltd. (Ningbo) is the successor-in-interest to 
Yuyao Afa Kitchenware Co., Ltd. (Yuyao) for purposes of determining 
antidumping duty cash deposits and liabilities. No interested party 
submitted comments in opposition to the Initiation and Preliminary 
Results. For these final results, the Department continues to find that 
Ningbo is the successor-in-interest to Yuyao.
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    \1\ See Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Drawn Stainless Steel 
Sinks From the People's Republic of China, 81 FR 7504 (February 12, 
2016) (Initiation and Preliminary Results).

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DATES: Effective March 25, 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, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 11, 2013, the Department published in the Federal Register 
an AD order on drawn sinks from the PRC.\2\ On November 19, 2015, 
Yuyao, a producer/exporter of drawn 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 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) 
and 19 CFR 351.216.\3\ 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.\4\
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    \2\ 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).
    \3\ 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.
    \4\ Id.
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    On February 12, 2016, the Department published its notice of 
initiation and preliminary results of this changed circumstances 
review, determining that Ningbo is the successor-in-interest to 
Yuyao.\5\ In the Initiation and Preliminary Results, we provided all 
interested parties with an opportunity to comment and to request a 
public hearing regarding our preliminary finding that Ningbo is the 
successor-in-interest to Yuyao. On February 26, 2016, Ningbo submitted 
comments in support of our preliminary finding.\6\ We received no 
comments in opposition to our preliminary finding and no requests for a 
public hearing from interested parties within the time period set forth 
in the Initiation and Preliminary Results.
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    \5\ See Initiation and Preliminary Results.
    \6\ See Letter from Ningbo, entitled ``Drawn Stainless Steel 
Sinks from the People's Republic of China: Comments on Changed 
Circumstances Review by Yuyao Afa Kitchenware Co., Ltd. and Ningbo 
Afa Kitchen and Bath Co., Ltd.,'' dated February 26, 2016.
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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 described in a number of ways including flush 
mount, top mount, or undermount (to include the attachment relative to 
the countertop). Stainless

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steel sinks with multiple drawn bowls that are joined through a welding 
operation to form one unit are covered by the scope of the order. Drawn 
stainless steel sinks are covered by the scope of the order whether or 
not they are sold in conjunction with non-subject accessories such as 
faucets (whether attached or unattached), strainers, strainer sets, 
rinsing baskets, bottom grids, or other accessories.
    Excluded from the scope of the order are stainless steel sinks with 
fabricated bowls. Fabricated bowls do not have seamless corners, but 
rather are made by notching and bending the stainless steel, and then 
welding and finishing the vertical corners to form the bowls. Stainless 
steel sinks with fabricated bowls may sometimes be referred to as 
``zero radius'' or ``near zero radius'' sinks.
    The products covered by this order are currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
statistical reporting number 7324.10.0000 and 7324.10.0010. Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive.

Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    For the reasons stated in the Initiation and Preliminary Results, 
and because we received no comments from interested parties to the 
contrary, the Department continues to find that Ningbo is the 
successor-in-interest to Yuyao. As a result of this determination, we 
find that Ningbo should receive the cash deposit rate previously 
assigned to Yuyao in the most recently completed review of the 
antidumping duty order on drawn sinks from the PRC.\7\ Consequently, 
the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to 
suspend liquidation of all shipments of subject merchandise produced or 
exported by Ningbo and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the publication date of this notice in the 
Federal Register at 4.29 percent, which is the current antidumping duty 
cash deposit rate for Yuyao.\8\ This cash deposit requirement shall 
remain in effect until further notice.
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    \7\ See Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic 
of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2012-2014, 80 FR 69644 (November 10, 2015) (AR1 Final 
Results).
    \8\ Yuyao received a 4.29 percent dumping margin in the 2012-
2014 administrative review of the AD order on drawn sinks from the 
PRC. See AR1 Final Results at 69645. We note that Yuyao is also a 
respondent in the current 2014-2015 administrative review of this 
antidumping duty order. See Initiation of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 30041 (May 26, 
2015). Because we determined that Ningbo is the successor-in-
interest to Yuyao, we will assign Ningbo an updated cash deposit 
rate based on the final results of that administrative review.
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    We are issuing this determination and publishing these final 
results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) 
and (2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3).

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