Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015, 21312-21314 [2016-08231]

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[FR Doc. 2016–08203 Filed 4–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–428–602] Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from Petitioners1, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip from Germany. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015.2 The review covers ten producers or exporters of subject merchandise.3 We preliminarily find that three of the producers or exporters for which the Department initiated a review, Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland, had no shipments during the POR. Further, we preliminarily find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value by seven of the companies subject to this review. 4 AGENCY: 1 The Petitioners are GBC Metals, LLC of Global Brass and Copper, Inc., dba Olin Brass, Heyco Metals, Inc., Aurubis Buffalo, Inc. PMX Industries, Inc. and Revere Copper Products, Inc. 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 79 FR 24398 (April 30, 2014) (Initiation). 3 The ten producers or exporters are: Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG, Carl Schreiber GmbH, KME Germany AG & Co. KG, Messingwerk Plettenberg Herfeld GmbH & Co. KG (Messingwerk), MKM Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH, Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG, Schwermetall Halbzeugwerk GmbH & Co. KG (Schwermetall), Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG, ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH (ThyssenKrupp), and Wieland-Werke AG (Wieland). 4 The seven companies are: Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG, Carl Schreiber GmbH, KME Germany AG & Co. KG, Messingwerk, MKM PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: April 11, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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) 482–1167. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 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. Accordingly, the revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now April 5, 2016.5 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty order is brass sheet and strip, other than leaded brass and tin brass sheet and strip, from Germany, which is currently classified under subheading 7409.21.00.50, 7409.21.00.75, 7409.21.00.90, 7409.29.00.50, 7409.29.00.75, and 7409.29.00.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive.6 Methodology In accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), we relied on facts available with an adverse inference with respect to Messingwerk, the sole company selected for individual Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH, Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG, and Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG. 5 See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During Snowstorm Jonas,’’ dated January 27, 2016. 6 For a full description of the scope of the order, see the ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany; 2014– 2015’’ from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 21313 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 69 / Monday, April 11, 2016 / Notices examination in this review, and assigned to it a preliminary dumping margin of 55.60 percent. In making these findings, we relied on facts available because Messingwerk failed to respond to the Department’s antidumping duty questionnaire, and thus withheld requested information, failed to provide requested information by the established deadlines, and significantly impeded this proceeding. See sections 776(a)(1) and (2)(A)-(C) of the Act. Furthermore, because we preliminarily determine that Messingwerk failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability to comply with the Department’s requests for information, we drew an adverse inference in selecting from among the facts otherwise available. See section 776(b) of the Act. Additionally, as indicated in the ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review’’ section below, we preliminarily determine that a margin of 22.61 percent applies to the six firms not selected for individual review, i.e., an average of the range of certain dumping margins contained in the underlying Petition.7 For further information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum at ‘‘Rate for Non-Examined Companies.’’ For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included in the Appendix attached to this notice. 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://access.trade.gov and 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 on the Internet at: http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Based on our analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) information and information provided by Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland, we preliminarily determine that these companies had no shipments of the subject merchandise, and, therefore, no reviewable transactions, during the POR. For a full discussion of this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of Review As a result of our review, we preliminarily determine that the following dumping margins on brass sheet and strip from Germany exist for the period March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015, at the following rates: Producer and/or Exporter Margin (percent) Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG ...................................................................................................................................... Carl Schreiber GmbH .......................................................................................................................................................... KME Germany AG & Co. KG .............................................................................................................................................. Messingwerk Plettenberg Herfeld GmbH & Co. KG ........................................................................................................... MKM Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH ........................................................................................................................ Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG ................................................................................................................................ Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG ....................................................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs not 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 not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.8 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.9 Interested parties who wish to comment on the preliminary results must file briefs electronically using ACCESS.10 An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety in ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the date the document is due. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for 7 See Brass Sheet and Strip From The Federal Republic of Germany; Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 51 FR 11774 (April 7, 1986). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety in ACCESS by 5 p.m. ET within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. 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. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). review. If the preliminary results are unchanged for the final results we will instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 55.60 percent to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced and/or exported by Messingwerk, and an ad valorem assessment rate of 22.61 percent to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced and/or exported by the six aforementioned companies which were not selected for individual examination. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of 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 brass sheet and strip from Germany entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 10 Id. 9 See PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22.61 22.61 22.61 55.60 22.61 22.61 22.61 E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 21314 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 69 / Monday, April 11, 2016 / Notices publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for the reviewed companies will be the rates established in the final results of this review; (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; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the 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 this proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer has its own rate, the cash deposit rate will be 7.30 percent.11 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notifications to Importers This notice 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 Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: April 6, 2016. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum A. Summary B. Background C. Scope of the Order D. Discussion of the Methodology 1. Selection of Respondents 2. No Shipment Claims by Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland 3. Use of Facts Otherwise Available a. Use of Facts Available b. Application of Facts Available With an Adverse Inference c. Selection and Corroboration of Information Used As Facts Available VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 [FR Doc. 2016–08231 Filed 4–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–520–803] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the United Arab Emirates: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On December 1, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film (PET Film) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).1 This review covers one producer/exporter of subject merchandise, JBF RAK LLC (JBF). Based on our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the Preliminary Results, which are discussed below. The final weightedaverage dumping margin is listed below in the section titled ‘‘Final Results of Review.’’ DATES: Effective Date: April 11, 2016 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Appendix 11 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum for additional details. 4. Rate for Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination E. Recommendation On December 1, 2015, the Department published the Preliminary Results. On January 11, 2016, the Department received timely-filed case briefs from JBF and DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., and SKC, Inc., (collectively, Petitioners).2 1 See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the United Arab Emirates: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2014, 80 FR 75052 (December 1, 2015) (Preliminary Results). 2 See ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet and Strip from the United Arab Emirates (A– 520–803); Case Brief of JBF RAK, LLC’’ dated January 11, 2016 and ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip from the United Arab Emirates: Petitioners’ Case Brief’’ dated January 11, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On January 19, 2016, JBF and Petitioners timely filed rebuttal briefs.3 Period of Review The period of review is November 1, 2013 through October 31, 2014. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are all gauges of raw, pre-treated, or primed polyethylene terephthalate film (PET Film), whether extruded or co-extruded. Excluded are metallized films and other finished films that have had at least one of their surfaces modified by the application of a performance-enhancing resinous or inorganic layer more than 0.00001 inches thick. Also excluded is roller transport cleaning film which has at least one of its surfaces modified by application of 0.5 micrometers of SBR latex. Tracing and drafting film is also excluded. PET Film is classifiable under subheading 3920.62.00.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised by parties in the case and rebuttal briefs are addressed in the Memorandum to Ronald Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the United Arab Emirates: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results’’ (Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. A list of the issues addressed in the Decision Memorandum is appended to this notice. The Decision Memorandum is a public document and is available electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Services System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov, and it is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit of the main Commerce Building, room B–8024. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum is also 3 See ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet and Strip from the United Arab Emirates (A– 520–803); Rebuttal Brief of JBF RAK, LLC’’ dated January 19, 2016 and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip from the United Arab Emirates: Petitioners’ Rebuttal Brief’’ dated January 19, 2016. E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-428-602]


Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of 
No Shipments; 2014-2015

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: In response to a request from Petitioners\1\, the Department 
of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of 
the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip from Germany. The 
period of review (POR) is March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015.\2\ 
The review covers ten producers or exporters of subject merchandise.\3\ 
We preliminarily find that three of the producers or exporters for 
which the Department initiated a review, Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, 
and Wieland, had no shipments during the POR. Further, we preliminarily 
find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value 
by seven of the companies subject to this review. \4\ Interested 
parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
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    \1\ The Petitioners are GBC Metals, LLC of Global Brass and 
Copper, Inc., dba Olin Brass, Heyco Metals, Inc., Aurubis Buffalo, 
Inc. PMX Industries, Inc. and Revere Copper Products, Inc.
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 79 FR 
24398 (April 30, 2014) (Initiation).
    \3\ The ten producers or exporters are: Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & 
Co. KG, Carl Schreiber GmbH, KME Germany AG & Co. KG, Messingwerk 
Plettenberg Herfeld GmbH & Co. KG (Messingwerk), MKM Mansfelder 
Kupfer & Messing GmbH, Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG, 
Schwermetall Halbzeugwerk GmbH & Co. KG (Schwermetall), Sundwiger 
Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG, ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH (ThyssenKrupp), 
and Wieland-Werke AG (Wieland).
    \4\ The seven companies are: Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG, 
Carl Schreiber GmbH, KME Germany AG & Co. KG, Messingwerk, MKM 
Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH, Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. 
KG, and Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG.

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DATES: Effective Date: April 11, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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-
1167.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary 
for Enforcement and 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. Accordingly, the 
revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now 
April 5, 2016.\5\
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    \5\ See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, regarding 
``Tolling of Administrative Deadlines As a Result of the Government 
Closure During Snowstorm Jonas,'' dated January 27, 2016.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty order is brass 
sheet and strip, other than leaded brass and tin brass sheet and strip, 
from Germany, which is currently classified under subheading 
7409.21.00.50, 7409.21.00.75, 7409.21.00.90, 7409.29.00.50, 
7409.29.00.75, and 7409.29.00.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise subject to the order is dispositive.\6\
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    \6\ For a full description of the scope of the order, see the 
``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review: Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany; 
2014-2015'' from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. 
Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    In accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act), we relied on facts available with an 
adverse inference with respect to Messingwerk, the sole company 
selected for individual

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examination in this review, and assigned to it a preliminary dumping 
margin of 55.60 percent. In making these findings, we relied on facts 
available because Messingwerk failed to respond to the Department's 
antidumping duty questionnaire, and thus withheld requested 
information, failed to provide requested information by the established 
deadlines, and significantly impeded this proceeding. See sections 
776(a)(1) and (2)(A)-(C) of the Act. Furthermore, because we 
preliminarily determine that Messingwerk failed to cooperate by not 
acting to the best of its ability to comply with the Department's 
requests for information, we drew an adverse inference in selecting 
from among the facts otherwise available. See section 776(b) of the 
Act.
    Additionally, as indicated in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' 
section below, we preliminarily determine that a margin of 22.61 
percent applies to the six firms not selected for individual review, 
i.e., an average of the range of certain dumping margins contained in 
the underlying Petition.\7\ For further information, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum at ``Rate for Non-Examined Companies.''
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    \7\ See Brass Sheet and Strip From The Federal Republic of 
Germany; Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 51 FR 11774 
(April 7, 1986).
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    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics 
included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included in the 
Appendix attached to this notice.
    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://access.trade.gov and 
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 on the 
Internet at: http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. A list of the 
topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as 
an Appendix to this notice.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Based on our analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
information and information provided by Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and 
Wieland, we preliminarily determine that these companies had no 
shipments of the subject merchandise, and, therefore, no reviewable 
transactions, during the POR. For a full discussion of this 
determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of our review, we preliminarily determine that the 
following dumping margins on brass sheet and strip from Germany exist 
for the period March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015, at the 
following rates:

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            Producer and/or Exporter                 Margin (percent)
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Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG.................                    22.61
Carl Schreiber GmbH............................                    22.61
KME Germany AG & Co. KG........................                    22.61
Messingwerk Plettenberg Herfeld GmbH & Co. KG..                    55.60
MKM Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH...........                    22.61
Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG.............                    22.61
Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG...........                    22.61
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case 
briefs not 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 not later than five days after the date for filing case 
briefs.\8\ 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.\9\ Interested parties who wish to comment on the 
preliminary results must file briefs electronically using ACCESS.\10\ 
An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its 
entirety in ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the date the 
document is due.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
    \10\ Id.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, 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 in ACCESS by 5 
p.m. ET within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. 
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.
    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the 
issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the 
date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review. If the preliminary results are unchanged for 
the final results we will instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem 
assessment rate of 55.60 percent to all entries of subject merchandise 
during the POR which were produced and/or exported by Messingwerk, and 
an ad valorem assessment rate of 22.61 percent to all entries of 
subject merchandise during the POR which were produced and/or exported 
by the six aforementioned companies which were not selected for 
individual examination.
    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of 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 brass sheet and strip from Germany entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of

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publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash 
deposit rates for the reviewed companies will be the rates established 
in the final results of this review; (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; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered 
in this review, a prior review, or the 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 this 
proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) if neither the 
exporter nor the manufacturer has its own rate, the cash deposit rate 
will be 7.30 percent.\11\ These deposit requirements, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \11\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum for additional details.
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Notifications to Importers

    This notice 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 Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: April 6, 2016.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

A. Summary
B. Background
C. Scope of the Order
D. Discussion of the Methodology
    1. Selection of Respondents
    2. No Shipment Claims by Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland
    3. Use of Facts Otherwise Available
    a. Use of Facts Available
    b. Application of Facts Available With an Adverse Inference
    c. Selection and Corroboration of Information Used As Facts 
Available
    4. Rate for Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination
E. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2016-08231 Filed 4-8-16; 8:45 am]
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