Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 29843-29846 [2016-11389]

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[FR Doc. 2016–11485 Filed 5–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–932] Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) is conducting the sixth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod (‘‘STR’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’),1 for the period of review (‘‘POR’’), April 1, 2014, AGENCY: 1 See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 17154 (April 14, 2009) (‘‘Order’’). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29843 to March 31, 2015. The Department selected two respondents for individual review, Zhejiang New Oriental Fastener Co., Ltd. (‘‘New Oriental’’), and the RMB/IFI Group.2 The Department preliminarily determines that New Oriental sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (‘‘NV’’) and that the RMB/IFI Group did not sell subject merchandise in the United States at prices below NV. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: May 13, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Huang or Andrew Devine, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4047 or (202) 482– 0238, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order includes steel threaded rod. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under subheading 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, 7318.15.5090, and 7318.15.2095 of the United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.3 Partial Rescission of the Administrative Review On April 1, 2015, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on certain steel threaded rod.4 The Department received multiple timely requests for an administrative review of 2 RMB Fasteners Ltd., IFI & Morgan Ltd., and Jiaxing Brother Standard Part Co., Ltd. (collectively ‘‘the RMB/IFI Group’’). 3 For a full description of the scope of the Order, see Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, AD/CVD Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Sixth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China’’ (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’) (May 5, 2016). 4 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 80 FR 17392 (April 1, 2015). E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 29844 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2016 / Notices the AD order on certain steel threaded rod and on May 26, 2015, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of the initiation of an administrative review of that order.5 The administrative review was initiated with respect to 91 companies or groups of companies on June 24, 2015, Vulcan Threaded Products, Inc. (‘‘Petitioner’’) withdrew its request for an administrative review on 83 companies.6 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party who requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. Petitioner timely withdrew its request for an administrative review of the 83 companies listed in the Appendix I. Petitioner was the only party to request a review of these companies. Accordingly, the Department is rescinding this review, in part, with respect to these entities, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).7 PRC-Wide Entity mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Of the eight companies for which requests for review remain, two are the mandatory respondents New Oriental and the RMB/IFI Group which have demonstrated eligibility for separate rate. The remaining six companies are not eligible for separate rate status or rescission, as they did not submit completed separate rate applications or certifications. The Department’s change in policy regarding conditional review of the PRC-wide entity applies to this administrative review.8 Under this policy, the PRC-wide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or the Department selfinitiates, a review of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the PRCwide entity in this review, the PRC-wide entity is not under review and therefore its rate is not subject to change (i.e., 206 5 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 30041, 30046–47 (May 26, 2015). 6 See Letter to the Department from Petitioner, Re: Sixth Administrative Review of Certain Steel Threaded Rod from China—Petitioner’s Withdrawal of Review Requests for Specific Companies (June 24, 2015). 7 See Appendix I. 8 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 May 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 percent).9 Accordingly, the remaining six companies subject to this review that are not eligible for separate rate status or rescission are determined to be part of the PRC-wide entity. These companies are: Brother Holding Group Co., Ltd.; Jiaxing Xinyue Standard Part Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang Heiter Industries Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang Heiter MFG & Trade Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang Junyue Standard Part Co., Ltd.; and Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology Co., Ltd. Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). Export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a non-market economy (‘‘NME’’) within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV has been calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at Appendix II 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 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 on the Internet at http://www.enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist for the period April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015: 9 See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012– 2013, 79 FR 71743, 71744 and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exporter Weightedaverage margin (Ad valorem) IFI & Morgan Ltd. and RMB Fasteners Ltd. (collectively, the RMB/IFI Group) Zhejiang New Oriental Co., Ltd. .................................... 0.0 12.10 Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing The Department will disclose the calculations used in our analysis to parties in this review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review.10 Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.11 Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument (a) a statement of the issue, (b) a brief summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.12 Parties submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the Department’s electronic filing system, ACCESS. Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice.13 Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.14 The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless extended, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 10 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)–(2). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2). 13 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 11 See E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES review.15 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results, the Department will calculate importerspecific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales to the total entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.16 Where either a respondent’s weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.17 We intend to instruct CBP to liquidate entries containing subject merchandise exported by the PRC-wide entity at the PRC-wide rate. Pursuant to the Department’s assessment practice in NME cases, for entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales databases submitted by companies individually examined during the administrative review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the PRC-wide rate. Additionally, if the Department determines that an exporter had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter’s case number (i.e., at that exporter’s rate) will be liquidated at the PRC-wide rate.18 The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by sections 15 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 17 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 18 For a full discussion of this practice, see NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). 16 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 May 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and nonPRC exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These 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 the POR. 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. These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: May 5, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I (1) Aerospace Precision Corp. (Shanghai) Industry Co., Ltd. (2) Aihua Holding Group Co., Ltd. (3) Autocraft Industry (Shanghai) Ltd. (4) Autograft Industry Ltd. (5) Billion Land Ltd. (6) Bolt MFG. Trade Ltd. (7) C and H International Corporation (8) Certified Products International Inc. (9) Changshu City Standard Parts Factory (10) China Friendly Nation Hardware Technology Limited (11) EC International (Nantong) Co., Ltd. (12) Fastco (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. (13) Fasten International Co., Ltd. (14) Fastwell Industry Co., Ltd. (15) Fuda Xiongzhen Machinery Co., Ltd. (16) Fuller Shanghai Co., Ltd. (17) Gem-Year Industrial Co., Ltd. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29845 (18) Guangdong Honjinn Metal & Plastic Co., Ltd. (19) Haiyan Da YU Fasteners Co., Ltd. (20) Haiyan Evergreen Standard Parts Co., Ltd. (21) Haiyan Hurras Import & Export Co., Ltd. (22) Haiyan Jianhe Hardware Co., Ltd. (23) Haiyan Julong Standard Part Co., Ltd. (24) Hangzhou Everbright Imp. & Exp. Co,. Ltd. (25) Hangzhou Grand Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. (26) Hangzhou Great Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. (27) Hangzhou Lizhan Hardware Co., Ltd. (28) Hangzhou Tongwang Machinery Co., Ltd. (29) Jiangsu Zhongweiyu Communication Equipment Co., Ltd. (30) Jiashan Steelfit Trading Co., Ltd. (31) Jiashan Zhongsheng Metal Products Co., Ltd. (32) Jiaxing Yaoliang Import & Export Co., Ltd. (33) Jinan Banghe Industry & Trade Co., Ltd. (34) Macropower Industrial Inc. (35) Midas Union Co., Ltd. (36) Nanjing Prosper Import & Export Corporation Ltd. (37) New Pole Power System Co., Ltd. (38) Ningbiao Bolts & Nuts Manufacturing Co. (39) Ningbo Beilun Milfast Metalworks Co., Ltd. (40) Ningbo Beilun Pingxin Hardware Co., Ltd. (41) Ningbo Dexin Fastener Co., Ltd. (42) Ningbo Dongxin High-Strength Nut Co., Ltd. (43) Ningbo Fastener Factory (44) Ningbo Fengya Imp. and Exp. Co., Ltd. (45) Ningbo Fourway Co., Ltd. (46) Ningbo Haishu Holy Hardware Import and Export Co., Ltd. (47) Ningbo Haishu Wit Import & Export Co., Ltd. (48) Ningbo Haishu Yixie Import & Export Co., Ltd. (49) Ningbo Jinding Fastening Pieces Co., Ltd. (50) Ningbo MPF Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (51) Ningbo Panxiang Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. (52) Ningbo Yili Import & Export Co., Ltd. (53) Ningbo Yinzhou Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. (54) Ningbo Yinzhou Woafan Industry & Trade Co., Ltd. (55) Ningbo Zhongjiang High Strength Bolts Co., Ltd. (56) Ningbo Zhongjiang Petroleum Pipes & Machinery Co., Ltd. (57) Orient International Holding Shanghai Rongheng Intl Trading Co., Ltd. (58) Prosper Business and Industry Co., Ltd. (59) Qingdao Free Trade Zone Health Intl. (60) Qingdao Top Steel Industrial Co., Ltd. (61) Shaanxi Succeed Trading Co., Ltd. (62) Shanghai Autocraft Co., Ltd. (63) Shanghai East Best Foreign Trade Co. (64) Shanghai East Best International Business Development Co., Ltd. (65) Shanghai Fortune International Co., Ltd. (66) Shanghai Furen International Trading (67) Shanghai Hunan Foreign Economic Co., Ltd. (68) Shanghai Jiabao Trade Development Co., Ltd. (69) Shanghai Nanshi Foreign Economic Co. (70) Shanghai Overseas International Trading E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 29846 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2016 / Notices Co., Ltd. (71) Shanghai Prime Machinery Co., Ltd. (72) Shanghai Printing & Dyeing And Knitting Mill (73) Shanghai Printing & Packaging Machinery Corp. (74) Shanghai Recky International Trading Co., Ltd. (75) Shanghai Sinotex United Corp. Ltd. (76) Suntec Industries Co., Ltd. (77) Suzhou Henry International Trading Co., Ltd. (78) T and C Fastener Co., Ltd. (79) T and L Industry Co., Ltd. (80) Wuxi Metec Metal Co., Ltd. (81) Zhejiang Jin Zeen Fasteners Co., Ltd. (82) Zhejiang Zhenglian Industry Development Co., Ltd. (83) Zhoushan Zhengyuan Standard Parts Co., Ltd. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Verification 4. Scope of the Order 5. Respondent Selection 6. Non-Market Economy Country 7. Separate Rates 8. PRC-Wide Entity 9. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Data 10. Surrogate Country 11. Date of Sale 12. Comparisons to Normal Value 13. U.S. Price—Export Price 14. Normal Value 15. Factor Valuations 16. Currency Conversion 17. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2016–11389 Filed 5–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE615 Marine Mammals; File No. 20324 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Living Planet Productions/Silverback Films, 1 St. Augustines Yard, Gaunts Lane, Bristol, BS1 5DE, United Kingdom, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial or educational photography on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before June 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 May 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 20324 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. 20324 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Hapeman, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant proposes to film and photograph the Florida Bay stock of bottlenose dolphins for purposes of a documentary film. The applicant is requesting up to 140 takes of these animals by Level B harassment via aircraft (helicopter) and up to 828 takes by Level B harassment from a small 20 ft. vessel. Filming would take place for approximately 30 filming days. Obtained footage will be part of a documentary film series and featured in the episode describing shallow seas. The permit is requested for a 2 year period. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: May 10, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–11348 Filed 5–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE599 Marine Mammals; File No. 19638 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Paul Ponganis, Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before June 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 19638 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young or Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-932]


Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2014-2015

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting 
the sixth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 
certain steel threaded rod (``STR'') from the People's Republic of 
China (``PRC''),\1\ for the period of review (``POR''), April 1, 2014, 
to March 31, 2015. The Department selected two respondents for 
individual review, Zhejiang New Oriental Fastener Co., Ltd. (``New 
Oriental''), and the RMB/IFI Group.\2\ The Department preliminarily 
determines that New Oriental sold subject merchandise in the United 
States at prices below normal value (``NV'') and that the RMB/IFI Group 
did not sell subject merchandise in the United States at prices below 
NV. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the 
Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') 
to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment 
on these preliminary results.
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    \1\ See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of 
China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 17154 (April 14, 
2009) (``Order'').
    \2\ RMB Fasteners Ltd., IFI & Morgan Ltd., and Jiaxing Brother 
Standard Part Co., Ltd. (collectively ``the RMB/IFI Group'').

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DATES: Effective Date: May 13, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Huang or Andrew Devine, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4047 or (202) 
482-0238, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order includes steel threaded rod. 
The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under subheading 
7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, 7318.15.5090, and 7318.15.2095 of the 
United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (``HTSUS''). Although the 
HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise is dispositive.\3\
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    \3\ For a full description of the scope of the Order, see 
Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, AD/CVD 
Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Sixth 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Steel Threaded Rod 
from the People's Republic of China'' (``Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum'') (May 5, 2016).
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Partial Rescission of the Administrative Review

    On April 1, 2015, the Department published in the Federal Register 
a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD 
order on certain steel threaded rod.\4\ The Department received 
multiple timely requests for an administrative review of

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the AD order on certain steel threaded rod and on May 26, 2015, in 
accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act''), the Department published in the Federal Register a 
notice of the initiation of an administrative review of that order.\5\ 
The administrative review was initiated with respect to 91 companies or 
groups of companies on June 24, 2015, Vulcan Threaded Products, Inc. 
(``Petitioner'') withdrew its request for an administrative review on 
83 companies.\6\
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    \4\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative 
Review, 80 FR 17392 (April 1, 2015).
    \5\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 30041, 30046-47 (May 26, 2015).
    \6\ See Letter to the Department from Petitioner, Re: Sixth 
Administrative Review of Certain Steel Threaded Rod from China--
Petitioner's Withdrawal of Review Requests for Specific Companies 
(June 24, 2015).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party who requested 
the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. Petitioner 
timely withdrew its request for an administrative review of the 83 
companies listed in the Appendix I. Petitioner was the only party to 
request a review of these companies. Accordingly, the Department is 
rescinding this review, in part, with respect to these entities, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).\7\
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PRC-Wide Entity

    Of the eight companies for which requests for review remain, two 
are the mandatory respondents New Oriental and the RMB/IFI Group which 
have demonstrated eligibility for separate rate. The remaining six 
companies are not eligible for separate rate status or rescission, as 
they did not submit completed separate rate applications or 
certifications.
    The Department's change in policy regarding conditional review of 
the PRC-wide entity applies to this administrative review.\8\ Under 
this policy, the PRC-wide entity will not be under review unless a 
party specifically requests, or the Department self-initiates, a review 
of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the PRC-wide 
entity in this review, the PRC-wide entity is not under review and 
therefore its rate is not subject to change (i.e., 206 percent).\9\ 
Accordingly, the remaining six companies subject to this review that 
are not eligible for separate rate status or rescission are determined 
to be part of the PRC-wide entity. These companies are: Brother Holding 
Group Co., Ltd.; Jiaxing Xinyue Standard Part Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang 
Heiter Industries Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang Heiter MFG & Trade Co., Ltd.; 
Zhejiang Junyue Standard Part Co., Ltd.; and Zhejiang Morgan Brother 
Technology Co., Ltd.
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    \8\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013).
    \9\ See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2012-2013, 79 FR 71743, 71744 and accompanying Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''). 
Export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of 
the Act. Because the PRC is a non-market economy (``NME'') within the 
meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV has been calculated in 
accordance with section 773(c) of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics 
discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at 
Appendix II 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 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 on the Internet at http://www.enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period April 1, 2014, 
through March 31, 2015:

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                                                             Weighted-
                                                              average
                        Exporter                            margin  (Ad
                                                             valorem)
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IFI & Morgan Ltd. and RMB Fasteners Ltd. (collectively,              0.0
 the RMB/IFI Group).....................................
Zhejiang New Oriental Co., Ltd..........................           12.10
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Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    The Department will disclose the calculations used in our analysis 
to parties in this review within five days of the date of publication 
of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the 
date of publication of these preliminary results of review.\10\ 
Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the 
case briefs, must be filed within five days after the time limit for 
filing case briefs.\11\ Parties who submit arguments are requested to 
submit with the argument (a) a statement of the issue, (b) a brief 
summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.\12\ Parties 
submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the Department's electronic 
filing system, ACCESS.
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)-(2).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2).
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    Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of 
publication of this notice.\13\ Hearing requests should contain the 
following information: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone 
number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to 
be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in 
the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be 
notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.\14\
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis 
of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication 
of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless extended, 
pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
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CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this 
review.
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    For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average 
dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final 
results, the Department will calculate importer-specific assessment 
rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping 
calculated for the importer's examined sales to the total entered value 
of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where an importer- 
(or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de minimis, the 
Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the 
time of liquidation.\16\ Where either a respondent's weighted average 
dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- (or customer-) 
specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct 
CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping 
duties.\17\ We intend to instruct CBP to liquidate entries containing 
subject merchandise exported by the PRC-wide entity at the PRC-wide 
rate.
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    Pursuant to the Department's assessment practice in NME cases, for 
entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales databases submitted by 
companies individually examined during the administrative review, the 
Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the PRC-wide 
rate. Additionally, if the Department determines that an exporter had 
no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that 
entered under that exporter's case number (i.e., at that exporter's 
rate) will be liquidated at the PRC-wide rate.\18\ The final results of 
this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties 
on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review 
and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.
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    \18\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Non-Market 
Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the 
subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by 
sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above 
that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that 
established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is 
zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for 
previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not 
listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing 
exporter-specific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject 
merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, 
the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for 
all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received 
their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to 
the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter.
    These 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 the POR. 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.
    These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4).

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

Appendix I

 (1) Aerospace Precision Corp. (Shanghai) Industry Co., Ltd.
 (2) Aihua Holding Group Co., Ltd.
 (3) Autocraft Industry (Shanghai) Ltd.
 (4) Autograft Industry Ltd.
 (5) Billion Land Ltd.
 (6) Bolt MFG. Trade Ltd.
 (7) C and H International Corporation
 (8) Certified Products International Inc.
 (9) Changshu City Standard Parts Factory
(10) China Friendly Nation Hardware Technology Limited
(11) EC International (Nantong) Co., Ltd.
(12) Fastco (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.
(13) Fasten International Co., Ltd.
(14) Fastwell Industry Co., Ltd.
(15) Fuda Xiongzhen Machinery Co., Ltd.
(16) Fuller Shanghai Co., Ltd.
(17) Gem-Year Industrial Co., Ltd.
(18) Guangdong Honjinn Metal & Plastic Co., Ltd.
(19) Haiyan Da YU Fasteners Co., Ltd.
(20) Haiyan Evergreen Standard Parts Co., Ltd.
(21) Haiyan Hurras Import & Export Co., Ltd.
(22) Haiyan Jianhe Hardware Co., Ltd.
(23) Haiyan Julong Standard Part Co., Ltd.
(24) Hangzhou Everbright Imp. & Exp. Co,. Ltd.
(25) Hangzhou Grand Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
(26) Hangzhou Great Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
(27) Hangzhou Lizhan Hardware Co., Ltd.
(28) Hangzhou Tongwang Machinery Co., Ltd.
(29) Jiangsu Zhongweiyu Communication Equipment Co., Ltd.
(30) Jiashan Steelfit Trading Co., Ltd.
(31) Jiashan Zhongsheng Metal Products Co., Ltd.
(32) Jiaxing Yaoliang Import & Export Co., Ltd.
(33) Jinan Banghe Industry & Trade Co., Ltd.
(34) Macropower Industrial Inc.
(35) Midas Union Co., Ltd.
(36) Nanjing Prosper Import & Export Corporation Ltd.
(37) New Pole Power System Co., Ltd.
(38) Ningbiao Bolts & Nuts Manufacturing Co.
(39) Ningbo Beilun Milfast Metalworks Co., Ltd.
(40) Ningbo Beilun Pingxin Hardware Co., Ltd.
(41) Ningbo Dexin Fastener Co., Ltd.
(42) Ningbo Dongxin High-Strength Nut Co., Ltd.
(43) Ningbo Fastener Factory
(44) Ningbo Fengya Imp. and Exp. Co., Ltd.
(45) Ningbo Fourway Co., Ltd.
(46) Ningbo Haishu Holy Hardware Import and Export Co., Ltd.
(47) Ningbo Haishu Wit Import & Export Co., Ltd.
(48) Ningbo Haishu Yixie Import & Export Co., Ltd.
(49) Ningbo Jinding Fastening Pieces Co., Ltd.
(50) Ningbo MPF Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
(51) Ningbo Panxiang Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
(52) Ningbo Yili Import & Export Co., Ltd.
(53) Ningbo Yinzhou Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.
(54) Ningbo Yinzhou Woafan Industry & Trade Co., Ltd.
(55) Ningbo Zhongjiang High Strength Bolts Co., Ltd.
(56) Ningbo Zhongjiang Petroleum Pipes & Machinery Co., Ltd.
(57) Orient International Holding Shanghai Rongheng Intl Trading 
Co., Ltd.
(58) Prosper Business and Industry Co., Ltd.
(59) Qingdao Free Trade Zone Health Intl.
(60) Qingdao Top Steel Industrial Co., Ltd.
(61) Shaanxi Succeed Trading Co., Ltd.
(62) Shanghai Autocraft Co., Ltd.
(63) Shanghai East Best Foreign Trade Co.
(64) Shanghai East Best International Business Development Co., Ltd.
(65) Shanghai Fortune International Co., Ltd.
(66) Shanghai Furen International Trading
(67) Shanghai Hunan Foreign Economic Co., Ltd.
(68) Shanghai Jiabao Trade Development Co., Ltd.
(69) Shanghai Nanshi Foreign Economic Co.
(70) Shanghai Overseas International Trading

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Co., Ltd.
(71) Shanghai Prime Machinery Co., Ltd.
(72) Shanghai Printing & Dyeing And Knitting Mill
(73) Shanghai Printing & Packaging Machinery Corp.
(74) Shanghai Recky International Trading Co., Ltd.
(75) Shanghai Sinotex United Corp. Ltd.
(76) Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.
(77) Suzhou Henry International Trading Co., Ltd.
(78) T and C Fastener Co., Ltd.
(79) T and L Industry Co., Ltd.
(80) Wuxi Metec Metal Co., Ltd.
(81) Zhejiang Jin Zeen Fasteners Co., Ltd.
(82) Zhejiang Zhenglian Industry Development Co., Ltd.
(83) Zhoushan Zhengyuan Standard Parts Co., Ltd.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

 1. Summary
 2. Background
 3. Verification
 4. Scope of the Order
 5. Respondent Selection
 6. Non-Market Economy Country
 7. Separate Rates
 8. PRC-Wide Entity
 9. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Data
10. Surrogate Country
11. Date of Sale
12. Comparisons to Normal Value
13. U.S. Price--Export Price
14. Normal Value
15. Factor Valuations
16. Currency Conversion
17. Conclusion

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