Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From Canada: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 36887-36890 [2016-13535]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices Electrical Rigid Metal Conduit and Electrical Rigid Metal Steel Conduit), Finished Electrical Metallic Tubing, and Electrical Intermediate Metal Conduit, which are defined by specifications such as American National Standard (ANSI) C80.1–2005, ANSI C80.3–2005, or ANSI C80.6–2005, and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) UL–6, UL–797, or UL–1242; (c) finished scaffolding, i.e., component parts of final, finished scaffolding that enter the United States unassembled as a ‘‘kit.’’ A kit is understood to mean a packaged combination of component parts that contains, at the time of importation, all of the necessary component parts to fully assemble final, finished scaffolding; (d) tube and pipe hollows for redrawing; (e) oil country tubular goods produced to API specifications; (f) line pipe produced to only API specifications, such as API 5L, and not multistenciled; and (g) mechanical tubing, whether or not colddrawn, other than what is included in the above paragraphs. The products subject to this investigation are currently classifiable in Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical reporting numbers 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, 7306.19.5150, 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5015, 7306.30.5020, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, 7306.30.5090, 7306.50.1000, 7306.50.5030, 7306.50.5050, and 7306.50.5070. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2016–13484 Filed 6–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–122–856] Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From Canada: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that certain iron mechanical transfer drive components (‘‘iron transfer drive components’’) from Canada are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). The period of investigation is October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. The estimated dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective June 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey or Robert Bolling, AD/ CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0193 or (202) 482– 3434, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 28, 2015, the Department received an antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) petition concerning imports of iron transfer drive components from Canada, filed in proper form on behalf of TB Wood’s Incorporated (‘‘TB Woods’’) (‘‘Petitioner’’).1 The Department initiated this investigation on November 17, 2015.2 Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department postponed this preliminary LTFV determination by 50 days until May 31, 2016.3 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum that is dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice.4 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public 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 Department’s Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary 1 See the Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada, dated October 28, 2015 (the ‘‘Petition’’). 2 See Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-FairValue Investigations, 80 FR 73716 (November 25, 2016) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 3 See Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 81 FR 12687 (March 10, 2016). 4 See Memoranda from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled: ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36887 Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Tolling and Postponement of Deadline for Preliminary Determination As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the partial closure of the Federal Government due from Snowstorm ‘‘Jonas’’ from January 22, through January 27, 2016. Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by four business days.5 If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with the Department’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day.6 In this case, the deadline is May 31, 2016. Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is iron mechanical transfer drive components. The merchandise subject to this investigation is properly classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 8483.30.8090, 8483.50.6000, 8483.50.9040, 8483.50.9080, 8483.90.3000, 8483.90.8080. Covered merchandise may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 7325.10.0080, 7325.99.1000, 7326.19.0010, 7326.19.0080, 8431.31.0040, 8431.31.0060, 8431.39.0010, 8431.39.0050, 8431.39.0070, 8431.39.0080, and 8483.50.4000. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix II to this notice. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to the Department’s regulations,7 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding 5 See Memorandum for the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government Closure during Snowstorm ‘Jonas’,’’ dated January 27, 2016. 6 See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 7 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 36888 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices product coverage (i.e., ‘‘scope’’).8 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation, as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments and rebuttal responses submitted to the record, and an accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments timely received, see the Department’s Scope Memorandum issued concurrently with this notice.9 On March 30, 2016, Petitioner filed an amendment to the scope of the investigation to exclude certain finished torsional vibration dampers (‘‘TVD’’).10 On April 8, 2016, the Department preliminarily excluded TVDs from the scope of the investigation.11 On May 16, 2016, Petitioner filed an additional amendment to the scope to exclude certain light-duty, fixed- and variablepitch, non-synchronous sheaves and certain bushings.12 As discussed in the Scope Memorandum, the Department has preliminarily excluded certain lightduty, fixed- and variable-pitch, nonsynchronous sheaves and certain bushings. For a complete description of the scope exclusion language, see the full scope at Appendix II to this notice as well as the Department’s Scope Memorandum issued concurrently with this notice. Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. The sole selected mandatory respondent, Baldor Electric Company Canada (‘‘Baldor’’), failed to participate in this investigation and to respond to the Department’s Sections A, B, C, and D supplemental Initiation Notice, 80 FR at 73716. Memorandum from Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office IV, to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled ‘‘Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Scope Memorandum’’). 10 See Letter from Petitioner to the Secretary of Commerce, entitled ‘‘Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Amendment to the Scope,’’ dated March 30, 2016. 11 See Memorandum from Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office IV, to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled ‘‘Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Scope Comments Regarding Exclusion of Certain Finished Torsional Vibration Dampers,’’ dated April 8, 2016. 12 See Letter from TB Woods to the Department, entitled ‘‘Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Additional Amendment to the Scope,’’ dated May 16, 2016. questionnaires.13 As a result, we preliminarily determined to apply adverse facts available (‘‘AFA’’) to Baldor, in accordance with section 776 of the Act and 19 CFR 351.308. For a full discussion of the rationale underlying our preliminary determination, as well as a description of the methodology used, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memoranda. All-Others Rate Baldor Electric Company Canada .............................. All-Others .............................. Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated ‘‘all-others’’ rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. Pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, if the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for all exporters and producers individually examined are zero, de minimis or determined based entirely under section 776 of the Act, the Department may use any reasonable method to establish the estimated dumping margin for all other producers or exporters. We determined the dumping margin for mandatory respondent Baldor under section 776 of the Act. Consequently, the only available dumping margins for this preliminary determination are found in the petition and are margins upon which we initiated. Pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, the Department’s practice under these circumstances has been to calculate the ‘‘all-others’’ rate as a simple average of these margins from the petition.14 For a full description of the methodology 8 See mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 9 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 13 See letter from Baldor to the Department, re: Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada—Baldor Canada’s Decision Not to Respond to Department’s Questionnaires, dated April 19, 2016 (No Response Letter). 14 See, e.g., Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Sodium Nitrite from the Federal Republic of Germany, 73 FR 21909, 21912 (April 23, 2008), unchanged in Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Sodium Nitrite from the Federal Republic of Germany, 73 FR 38986, 38987 (July 8, 2008), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 2; see also Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Raw Flexible Magnets From Taiwan, 73 FR 39673, 39674 (July 10, 2008); Steel Threaded Rod From Thailand: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, 78 FR 79670, 79671 (December 31, 2013), unchanged in Steel Threaded Rod from Thailand: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Affirmative Final Determination of Critical Circumstances, 79 FR 14476, 14477 (March 14, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Preliminary Determination The preliminary dumping margins are as follows: Manufacturer/exporter Weightedaverage margin (percent) 191.34 100.47 Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to suspend liquidation of all entries of iron transfer drive components from Canada as described in the ‘‘Scope of Investigation’’ section entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), we will instruct CBP to require cash deposits 15 equal to the dumping margins, as indicated in the chart above, as follows: (1) The rate for the mandatory respondent listed above will be the respondent-specific rate we determined in this preliminary determination; (2) if the exporter is not a mandatory respondent identified above, but the producer is, the rate will be the specific rate established for the producer of the subject merchandise; and (3) the rate for all other producers or exporters will be the ‘‘all-others’’ rate. This suspension of liquidation instruction will remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure Normally, the Department discloses to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with a preliminary determination within five days of the date of publication of the notice of preliminary determination in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because the Department preliminarily applied AFA to mandatory respondent Baldor in this investigation in accordance with section 776 of the Act, there are no calculations to disclose. Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary 15 See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices determination. Interested parties may submit case briefs to the Department no later than 30 days after the date of publication of the preliminary determination.16 Rebuttal briefs, the content of which is limited to the issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days from the deadline date for the submission of case briefs.17 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 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. All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the date the document is due. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request for a hearing to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce. An electronically-filed request for a hearing must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.18 Hearing requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, we will inform parties of the scheduled date and time for the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.19 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Verification Because Baldor failed to provide information requested by the Department and the Department preliminarily determines Baldor to have been uncooperative, verification will not be conducted. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary 16 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(i). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1) and 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2). 18 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 Id. 17 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 determination by the Department, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise. 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that requests by respondents for postponement of a final antidumping determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a fourmonth period to a period not more than six months in duration. On May 16, 2016, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), Baldor requested that the Department postpone its final determination, and requested that the Department extend the application of the provisional measures prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a period not to exceed six months.20 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2), because (1) our preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporter accounts for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will make our final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the Act.21 International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of our affirmative preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. If our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after our final determination whether these imports are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). 20 See letter from Baldor, entitled ‘‘Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada—Baldor Canada’s Request to Postpone Final Determination,’’ dated May 16, 2016. 21 See 19 CFR 351.210(e). PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36889 Dated: May 31, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memoranda 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Period of Investigation 4. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures 5. Scope of the Investigation 6. Scope Comments 7. Product Comparisons 8. Respondent Selection 9. Application of Facts Available and Use of Adverse Inference 10. Selection of the AFA Rate 11. Corroboration of Secondary Information 12. All-Others Rate 13. Conclusion Appendix II—Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are iron mechanical transfer drive components, whether finished or unfinished (i.e., blanks or castings). Subject iron mechanical transfer drive components are in the form of wheels or cylinders with a center bore hole that may have one or more grooves or teeth in their outer circumference that guide or mesh with a flat or ribbed belt or like device and are often referred to as sheaves, pulleys, flywheels, flat pulleys, idlers, conveyer pulleys, synchronous sheaves, and timing pulleys. The products covered by this investigation also include bushings, which are iron mechanical transfer drive components in the form of a cylinder and which fit into the bore holes of other mechanical transfer drive components to lock them into drive shafts by means of elements such as teeth, bolts, or screws. Iron mechanical transfer drive components subject to this investigation are those not less than 4.00 inches (101 mm) in the maximum nominal outer diameter. Unfinished iron mechanical transfer drive components (i.e., blanks or castings) possess the approximate shape of the finished iron mechanical transfer drive component and have not yet been machined to final specification after the initial casting, forging or like operations. These machining processes may include cutting, punching, notching, boring, threading, mitering, or chamfering. Subject merchandise includes iron mechanical transfer drive components as defined above that have been finished or machined in a third country, including but not limited to finishing/machining processes such as cutting, punching, notching, boring, threading, mitering, or chamfering, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the iron mechanical transfer drive components. Subject iron mechanical transfer drive components are covered by the scope of the investigation regardless of width, design, or iron type (e.g., gray, white, or ductile iron). Subject iron mechanical transfer drive E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 36890 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices components are covered by the scope of the investigation regardless of whether they have non-iron attachments or parts and regardless of whether they are entered with other mechanical transfer drive components or as part of a mechanical transfer drive assembly (which typically includes one or more of the iron mechanical transfer drive components identified above, and which may also include other parts such as a belt, coupling and/or shaft). When entered as a mechanical transfer drive assembly, only the iron components that meet the physical description of covered merchandise are covered merchandise, not the other components in the mechanical transfer drive assembly (e.g., belt, coupling, shaft). For purposes of this investigation, a covered product is of ‘‘iron’’ where the article has a carbon content of 1.7 percent by weight or above, regardless of the presence and amount of additional alloying elements. Excluded from the scope are finished torsional vibration dampers (TVDs). A finished TVD is an engine component composed of three separate components: An inner ring, a rubber ring and an outer ring. The inner ring is an iron wheel or cylinder with a bore hole to fit a crank shaft which forms a seal to prevent leakage of oil from the engine. The rubber ring is a dampening medium between the inner and outer rings that effectively reduces the torsional vibration. The outer ring, which may be made of materials other than iron, may or may not have grooves in its outer circumference. To constitute a finished excluded TVD, the product must be composed of each of the three parts identified above and the three parts must be permanently affixed to one another such that both the inner ring and the outer ring are permanently affixed to the rubber ring. A finished TVD is excluded only if it meets the physical description provided above; merchandise that otherwise meets the description of the scope and does not satisfy the physical description of excluded finished TVDs above is still covered by the scope of the investigation regardless of end use or identification as a TVD. The scope also excludes light-duty, fixedpitch, non-synchronous sheaves (‘‘excludable LDFPN sheaves’’) with each of the following characteristics: Made from grey iron designated as ASTM (North American Size (belt profile) mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES MA/AK MA/AK MB/BK MB/BK (A, (A, (A, (A, Top width range of each groove (in.) Outside diameter 3L, 4L) .......................................... 3L, 4L) .......................................... B, 4L, 5L) ...................................... B, 4L, 5L) ...................................... ≤5.45 >5.45 ≤7.40 >7.40 specification) Grade 30 or lower, GB/T (Chinese specification) Grade HT200 or lower, DIN (German specification) GG 20 or lower, or EN (European specification) EN– GJL 200 or lower; having no more than two grooves; having a maximum face width of no more than 1.75 inches, where the face width is the width of the part at its outside diameter; having a maximum outside diameter of not more than 18.75 inches; and having no teeth on the outside or datum diameter. Excludable LDFPN sheaves must also either have a maximum straight bore size of 1.6875 inches with a maximum hub diameter of 2.875 inches; or else have a tapered bore measuring 1.625 inches at the large end, a maximum hub diameter of 3.50 inches, a length through tapered bore of 1.0 inches, exactly two tapped holes that are 180 degrees apart, and a 2.0- inch bolt circle on the face of the hub. Excludable LDFPN sheaves more than 6.75 inches in outside diameter must also have an arm or spoke construction.22 Further, excludable LDFPN sheaves must have a groove profile as indicated in the table below: in ........................................................... in. but ≤18.75 in ................................... in ........................................................... in. but ≤18.75 in ................................... Maximum height (in.) 0.484–0.499 0.499–0.509 0.607–0.618 0.620–0.631 Angle 0.531 0.531 0.632 0.635 34° 38° 34° 38° In addition to the above characteristics, excludable LDFPN sheaves must also have a maximum weight (pounds-per-piece) as follows: For excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove and an outside diameter of greater than 4.0 inches but less than or equal to 8.0 inches, the maximum weight is 4.7 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of greater than 4.0 inches but less than or equal to 8.0 inches, the maximum weight is 8.5 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove and an outside diameter of greater than 8.0 inches but less than or equal to 12.0 inches, the maximum weight is 8.5 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of greater than 8.0 inches but less than or equal to 12.0 inches, the maximum weight is 15.0 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove and an outside diameter of greater than 12.0 inches but less than or equal to 15.0 inches, the maximum weight is 13.3 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of greater than 12.0 inches but less than or equal to 15.0 inches, the maximum weight is 17.5 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove and an outside diameter of greater than 15.0 inches but less than or equal to 18.75 inches, the maximum weight is 16.5 pounds; and for excludable LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of greater than 15.0 inches but less than or equal to 18.75 inches, the maximum weight is 26.5 pounds. The scope also excludes light-duty, variable-pitch, non-synchronous sheaves with each of the following characteristics: Made from grey iron designated as ASTM (North American specification) Grade 30 or lower, GB/T (Chinese specification) Grade HT200 or lower, DIN (German specification) GG 20 or lower, or EN (European specification) EN–GJL 200 or lower; having no more than 2 grooves; having a maximum overall width of less than 2.25 inches with a single groove, or of 3.25 inches or less with two grooves; having a maximum outside diameter of not more than 7.5 inches; having a maximum bore size of 1.625 inches; having either one or two identical, internallythreaded (i.e., with threads on the inside diameter), adjustable (rotating) flange(s) on an externally-threaded hub (i.e., with threads on the outside diameter) that enable(s) the width (opening) of the groove to be changed; and having no teeth on the outside or datum diameter. The scope also excludes certain IMTDC bushings. An IMTDC bushing is excluded only if it has a tapered angle of greater than or equal to 10 degrees, where the angle is measured between one outside tapered surface and the directly opposing outside tapered surface. The merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 8483.30.8090, 8483.50.6000, 8483.50.9040, 8483.50.9080, 8483.90.3000, 8483.90.8080. Covered merchandise may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 7325.10.0080, 7325.99.1000, 7326.19.0010, 7326.19.0080, 8431.31.0040, 8431.31.0060, 8431.39.0010, 8431.39.0050, 8431.39.0070, 8431.39.0080, and 8483.50.4000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. 22 An arm or spoke construction is where arms or spokes (typically 3 to 6) connect the outside diameter of the sheave with the hub of the sheave. This is in contrast to a block construction (in which the material between the hub and the outside diameter is solid with a uniform thickness that is the same thickness as the hub of the sheave) or a web construction (in which the material between the hub and the outside diameter is solid but is thinner than at the hub of the sheave). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:58 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2016–13535 Filed 6–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 110 (Wednesday, June 8, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-122-856]


Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From Canada: 
Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value 
and Postponement of Final Determination

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminarily 
determines that certain iron mechanical transfer drive components 
(``iron transfer drive components'') from Canada are being, or are 
likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value 
(``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the ``Act''). The period of investigation is October 1, 2014 
through September 30, 2015. The estimated dumping margins of sales at 
LTFV are listed in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this 
notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary 
determination.

DATES: Effective June 8, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey or Robert Bolling, AD/
CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0193 or (202) 482-3434, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On October 28, 2015, the Department received an antidumping duty 
(``AD'') petition concerning imports of iron transfer drive components 
from Canada, filed in proper form on behalf of TB Wood's Incorporated 
(``TB Woods'') (``Petitioner'').\1\ The Department initiated this 
investigation on November 17, 2015.\2\ Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) 
of the Act, the Department postponed this preliminary LTFV 
determination by 50 days until May 31, 2016.\3\
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    \1\ See the Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on 
Imports of Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from 
Canada, dated October 28, 2015 (the ``Petition'').
    \2\ See Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from 
Canada and the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-
Fair-Value Investigations, 80 FR 73716 (November 25, 2016) 
(``Initiation Notice'').
    \3\ See Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from 
Canada and the People's Republic of China: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 81 FR 
12687 (March 10, 2016).
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum that is dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this 
notice.\4\ The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and 
is made available to the public 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 Department's 
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/. The signed and the electronic versions of 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \4\ See Memoranda from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, 
entitled: ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of 
the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Iron Mechanical 
Transfer Drive Components from Canada'' (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).
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Tolling and Postponement of Deadline for Preliminary Determination

    As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary 
for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department exercised its discretion 
to toll deadlines for the duration of the partial closure of the 
Federal Government due from Snowstorm ``Jonas'' from January 22, 
through January 27, 2016. Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of 
the proceeding have been extended by four business days.\5\ If the new 
deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with the 
Department's practice, the deadline will become the next business 
day.\6\ In this case, the deadline is May 31, 2016.
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    \5\ See Memorandum for the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled 
``Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government 
Closure during Snowstorm `Jonas','' dated January 27, 2016.
    \6\ See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next Business 
Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to 
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Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is iron mechanical 
transfer drive components. The merchandise subject to this 
investigation is properly classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States (``HTSUS'') subheadings 8483.30.8090, 
8483.50.6000, 8483.50.9040, 8483.50.9080, 8483.90.3000, 8483.90.8080. 
Covered merchandise may also enter under the following HTSUS 
subheadings: 7325.10.0080, 7325.99.1000, 7326.19.0010, 7326.19.0080, 
8431.31.0040, 8431.31.0060, 8431.39.0010, 8431.39.0050, 8431.39.0070, 
8431.39.0080, and 8483.50.4000. Although the HTSUS subheading is 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive. For a complete 
description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix II to this 
notice.

Scope Comments

    In accordance with the preamble to the Department's regulations,\7\ 
the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise 
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product coverage (i.e., ``scope'').\8\ Certain interested parties 
commented on the scope of the investigation, as it appeared in the 
Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments and 
rebuttal responses submitted to the record, and an accompanying 
discussion and analysis of all comments timely received, see the 
Department's Scope Memorandum issued concurrently with this notice.\9\
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    \7\ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 
27323 (May 19, 1997).
    \8\ See Initiation Notice, 80 FR at 73716.
    \9\ See Memorandum from Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office 
IV, to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled ``Certain Iron 
Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People's 
Republic of China: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the 
Preliminary Determinations,'' dated concurrently with this notice 
(``Scope Memorandum'').
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    On March 30, 2016, Petitioner filed an amendment to the scope of 
the investigation to exclude certain finished torsional vibration 
dampers (``TVD'').\10\ On April 8, 2016, the Department preliminarily 
excluded TVDs from the scope of the investigation.\11\ On May 16, 2016, 
Petitioner filed an additional amendment to the scope to exclude 
certain light-duty, fixed- and variable-pitch, non-synchronous sheaves 
and certain bushings.\12\ As discussed in the Scope Memorandum, the 
Department has preliminarily excluded certain light-duty, fixed- and 
variable-pitch, non-synchronous sheaves and certain bushings. For a 
complete description of the scope exclusion language, see the full 
scope at Appendix II to this notice as well as the Department's Scope 
Memorandum issued concurrently with this notice.
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    \10\ See Letter from Petitioner to the Secretary of Commerce, 
entitled ``Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from 
Canada and the People's Republic of China: Petitioner's Amendment to 
the Scope,'' dated March 30, 2016.
    \11\ See Memorandum from Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office 
IV, to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled ``Certain Iron 
Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People's 
Republic of China: Scope Comments Regarding Exclusion of Certain 
Finished Torsional Vibration Dampers,'' dated April 8, 2016.
    \12\ See Letter from TB Woods to the Department, entitled 
``Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and 
the People's Republic of China: Petitioner's Additional Amendment to 
the Scope,'' dated May 16, 2016.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. The sole selected mandatory respondent, Baldor 
Electric Company Canada (``Baldor''), failed to participate in this 
investigation and to respond to the Department's Sections A, B, C, and 
D supplemental questionnaires.\13\ As a result, we preliminarily 
determined to apply adverse facts available (``AFA'') to Baldor, in 
accordance with section 776 of the Act and 19 CFR 351.308. For a full 
discussion of the rationale underlying our preliminary determination, 
as well as a description of the methodology used, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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    \13\ See letter from Baldor to the Department, re: Certain Iron 
Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada--Baldor Canada's 
Decision Not to Respond to Department's Questionnaires, dated April 
19, 2016 (No Response Letter).
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All-Others Rate

    Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated ``all-
others'' rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters 
and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de 
minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely under section 776 
of the Act. Pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, if the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for all 
exporters and producers individually examined are zero, de minimis or 
determined based entirely under section 776 of the Act, the Department 
may use any reasonable method to establish the estimated dumping margin 
for all other producers or exporters.
    We determined the dumping margin for mandatory respondent Baldor 
under section 776 of the Act. Consequently, the only available dumping 
margins for this preliminary determination are found in the petition 
and are margins upon which we initiated. Pursuant to section 
735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, the Department's practice under these 
circumstances has been to calculate the ``all-others'' rate as a simple 
average of these margins from the petition.\14\ For a full description 
of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memoranda.
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    \14\ See, e.g., Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value: Sodium Nitrite from the Federal Republic of 
Germany, 73 FR 21909, 21912 (April 23, 2008), unchanged in Notice of 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Sodium Nitrite 
from the Federal Republic of Germany, 73 FR 38986, 38987 (July 8, 
2008), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 2; 
see also Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Raw Flexible Magnets From Taiwan, 73 FR 39673, 39674 (July 
10, 2008); Steel Threaded Rod From Thailand: Preliminary 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Affirmative 
Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, 78 FR 79670, 
79671 (December 31, 2013), unchanged in Steel Threaded Rod from 
Thailand: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Affirmative Final Determination of Critical Circumstances, 79 FR 
14476, 14477 (March 14, 2014).
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Preliminary Determination

    The preliminary dumping margins are as follows:

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                                                             Weighted-
                  Manufacturer/exporter                   average margin
                                                             (percent)
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Baldor Electric Company Canada..........................          191.34
All-Others..............................................          100.47
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, we will instruct 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to suspend liquidation of 
all entries of iron transfer drive components from Canada as described 
in the ``Scope of Investigation'' section entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register.
    Pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), 
we will instruct CBP to require cash deposits \15\ equal to the dumping 
margins, as indicated in the chart above, as follows: (1) The rate for 
the mandatory respondent listed above will be the respondent-specific 
rate we determined in this preliminary determination; (2) if the 
exporter is not a mandatory respondent identified above, but the 
producer is, the rate will be the specific rate established for the 
producer of the subject merchandise; and (3) the rate for all other 
producers or exporters will be the ``all-others'' rate. This suspension 
of liquidation instruction will remain in effect until further notice.
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    \15\ See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of 
Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 
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Disclosure

    Normally, the Department discloses to interested parties the 
calculations performed in connection with a preliminary determination 
within five days of the date of publication of the notice of 
preliminary determination in the Federal Register, in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because the Department preliminarily 
applied AFA to mandatory respondent Baldor in this investigation in 
accordance with section 776 of the Act, there are no calculations to 
disclose.

Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary

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determination. Interested parties may submit case briefs to the 
Department no later than 30 days after the date of publication of the 
preliminary determination.\16\ Rebuttal briefs, the content of which is 
limited to the issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within 
five days from the deadline date for the submission of case briefs.\17\ 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 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. All documents must be 
filed electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed document 
must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. 
Eastern Standard Time on the date the document is due.
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    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(i).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request for a hearing to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of 
Commerce. An electronically-filed request for a hearing must be 
received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\18\ 
Hearing requests should contain the party's name, address, and 
telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues 
to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, we will inform 
parties of the scheduled date and time for the hearing which will be 
held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.\19\ Parties should confirm by 
telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before 
the scheduled date.
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    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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Verification

    Because Baldor failed to provide information requested by the 
Department and the Department preliminarily determines Baldor to have 
been uncooperative, verification will not be conducted.

Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination 
may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination by the Department, a request for 
such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant 
proportion of exports of the subject merchandise. 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) 
requires that requests by respondents for postponement of a final 
antidumping determination be accompanied by a request for extension of 
provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than 
six months in duration.
    On May 16, 2016, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), Baldor 
requested that the Department postpone its final determination, and 
requested that the Department extend the application of the provisional 
measures prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a period not to exceed six 
months.\20\ In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2), because (1) our preliminary 
determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporter accounts for 
a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) 
no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final 
determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month 
period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will 
make our final determination no later than 135 days after the date of 
publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 
735(a)(2) of the Act.\21\
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    \20\ See letter from Baldor, entitled ``Certain Iron Mechanical 
Transfer Drive Components from Canada--Baldor Canada's Request to 
Postpone Final Determination,'' dated May 16, 2016.
    \21\ See 19 CFR 351.210(e).
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International Trade Commission (``ITC'') Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
ITC of our affirmative preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. If 
our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before 
the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination 
or 45 days after our final determination whether these imports are 
materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: May 31, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memoranda

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Period of Investigation
4. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures
5. Scope of the Investigation
6. Scope Comments
7. Product Comparisons
8. Respondent Selection
9. Application of Facts Available and Use of Adverse Inference
10. Selection of the AFA Rate
11. Corroboration of Secondary Information
12. All-Others Rate
13. Conclusion

Appendix II--Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are iron mechanical 
transfer drive components, whether finished or unfinished (i.e., 
blanks or castings). Subject iron mechanical transfer drive 
components are in the form of wheels or cylinders with a center bore 
hole that may have one or more grooves or teeth in their outer 
circumference that guide or mesh with a flat or ribbed belt or like 
device and are often referred to as sheaves, pulleys, flywheels, 
flat pulleys, idlers, conveyer pulleys, synchronous sheaves, and 
timing pulleys. The products covered by this investigation also 
include bushings, which are iron mechanical transfer drive 
components in the form of a cylinder and which fit into the bore 
holes of other mechanical transfer drive components to lock them 
into drive shafts by means of elements such as teeth, bolts, or 
screws.
    Iron mechanical transfer drive components subject to this 
investigation are those not less than 4.00 inches (101 mm) in the 
maximum nominal outer diameter.
    Unfinished iron mechanical transfer drive components (i.e., 
blanks or castings) possess the approximate shape of the finished 
iron mechanical transfer drive component and have not yet been 
machined to final specification after the initial casting, forging 
or like operations. These machining processes may include cutting, 
punching, notching, boring, threading, mitering, or chamfering.
    Subject merchandise includes iron mechanical transfer drive 
components as defined above that have been finished or machined in a 
third country, including but not limited to finishing/machining 
processes such as cutting, punching, notching, boring, threading, 
mitering, or chamfering, or any other processing that would not 
otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation 
if performed in the country of manufacture of the iron mechanical 
transfer drive components.
    Subject iron mechanical transfer drive components are covered by 
the scope of the investigation regardless of width, design, or iron 
type (e.g., gray, white, or ductile iron). Subject iron mechanical 
transfer drive

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components are covered by the scope of the investigation regardless 
of whether they have non-iron attachments or parts and regardless of 
whether they are entered with other mechanical transfer drive 
components or as part of a mechanical transfer drive assembly (which 
typically includes one or more of the iron mechanical transfer drive 
components identified above, and which may also include other parts 
such as a belt, coupling and/or shaft). When entered as a mechanical 
transfer drive assembly, only the iron components that meet the 
physical description of covered merchandise are covered merchandise, 
not the other components in the mechanical transfer drive assembly 
(e.g., belt, coupling, shaft).
    For purposes of this investigation, a covered product is of 
``iron'' where the article has a carbon content of 1.7 percent by 
weight or above, regardless of the presence and amount of additional 
alloying elements.
    Excluded from the scope are finished torsional vibration dampers 
(TVDs). A finished TVD is an engine component composed of three 
separate components: An inner ring, a rubber ring and an outer ring. 
The inner ring is an iron wheel or cylinder with a bore hole to fit 
a crank shaft which forms a seal to prevent leakage of oil from the 
engine. The rubber ring is a dampening medium between the inner and 
outer rings that effectively reduces the torsional vibration. The 
outer ring, which may be made of materials other than iron, may or 
may not have grooves in its outer circumference. To constitute a 
finished excluded TVD, the product must be composed of each of the 
three parts identified above and the three parts must be permanently 
affixed to one another such that both the inner ring and the outer 
ring are permanently affixed to the rubber ring. A finished TVD is 
excluded only if it meets the physical description provided above; 
merchandise that otherwise meets the description of the scope and 
does not satisfy the physical description of excluded finished TVDs 
above is still covered by the scope of the investigation regardless 
of end use or identification as a TVD.
    The scope also excludes light-duty, fixed-pitch, non-synchronous 
sheaves (``excludable LDFPN sheaves'') with each of the following 
characteristics: Made from grey iron designated as ASTM (North 
American specification) Grade 30 or lower, GB/T (Chinese 
specification) Grade HT200 or lower, DIN (German specification) GG 
20 or lower, or EN (European specification) EN-GJL 200 or lower; 
having no more than two grooves; having a maximum face width of no 
more than 1.75 inches, where the face width is the width of the part 
at its outside diameter; having a maximum outside diameter of not 
more than 18.75 inches; and having no teeth on the outside or datum 
diameter. Excludable LDFPN sheaves must also either have a maximum 
straight bore size of 1.6875 inches with a maximum hub diameter of 
2.875 inches; or else have a tapered bore measuring 1.625 inches at 
the large end, a maximum hub diameter of 3.50 inches, a length 
through tapered bore of 1.0 inches, exactly two tapped holes that 
are 180 degrees apart, and a 2.0- inch bolt circle on the face of 
the hub. Excludable LDFPN sheaves more than 6.75 inches in outside 
diameter must also have an arm or spoke construction.\22\ Further, 
excludable LDFPN sheaves must have a groove profile as indicated in 
the table below:
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    \22\ An arm or spoke construction is where arms or spokes 
(typically 3 to 6) connect the outside diameter of the sheave with 
the hub of the sheave. This is in contrast to a block construction 
(in which the material between the hub and the outside diameter is 
solid with a uniform thickness that is the same thickness as the hub 
of the sheave) or a web construction (in which the material between 
the hub and the outside diameter is solid but is thinner than at the 
hub of the sheave).

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          Size (belt profile)               Outside diameter       range of each  Maximum height       Angle
                                                                   groove (in.)        (in.)
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MA/AK (A, 3L, 4L).....................  <=5.45 in...............     0.484-0.499           0.531         34[deg]
MA/AK (A, 3L, 4L).....................  >5.45 in. but <=18.75 in     0.499-0.509           0.531         38[deg]
MB/BK (A, B, 4L, 5L)..................  <=7.40 in...............     0.607-0.618           0.632         34[deg]
MB/BK (A, B, 4L, 5L)..................  >7.40 in. but <=18.75 in     0.620-0.631           0.635         38[deg]
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    In addition to the above characteristics, excludable LDFPN 
sheaves must also have a maximum weight (pounds-per-piece) as 
follows: For excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove and an outside 
diameter of greater than 4.0 inches but less than or equal to 8.0 
inches, the maximum weight is 4.7 pounds; for excludable LDFPN 
sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of greater than 4.0 
inches but less than or equal to 8.0 inches, the maximum weight is 
8.5 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove and an 
outside diameter of greater than 8.0 inches but less than or equal 
to 12.0 inches, the maximum weight is 8.5 pounds; for excludable 
LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of greater 
than 8.0 inches but less than or equal to 12.0 inches, the maximum 
weight is 15.0 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove 
and an outside diameter of greater than 12.0 inches but less than or 
equal to 15.0 inches, the maximum weight is 13.3 pounds; for 
excludable LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of 
greater than 12.0 inches but less than or equal to 15.0 inches, the 
maximum weight is 17.5 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with one 
groove and an outside diameter of greater than 15.0 inches but less 
than or equal to 18.75 inches, the maximum weight is 16.5 pounds; 
and for excludable LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside 
diameter of greater than 15.0 inches but less than or equal to 18.75 
inches, the maximum weight is 26.5 pounds.
    The scope also excludes light-duty, variable-pitch, non-
synchronous sheaves with each of the following characteristics: Made 
from grey iron designated as ASTM (North American specification) 
Grade 30 or lower, GB/T (Chinese specification) Grade HT200 or 
lower, DIN (German specification) GG 20 or lower, or EN (European 
specification) EN-GJL 200 or lower; having no more than 2 grooves; 
having a maximum overall width of less than 2.25 inches with a 
single groove, or of 3.25 inches or less with two grooves; having a 
maximum outside diameter of not more than 7.5 inches; having a 
maximum bore size of 1.625 inches; having either one or two 
identical, internally-threaded (i.e., with threads on the inside 
diameter), adjustable (rotating) flange(s) on an externally-threaded 
hub (i.e., with threads on the outside diameter) that enable(s) the 
width (opening) of the groove to be changed; and having no teeth on 
the outside or datum diameter.
    The scope also excludes certain IMTDC bushings. An IMTDC bushing 
is excluded only if it has a tapered angle of greater than or equal 
to 10 degrees, where the angle is measured between one outside 
tapered surface and the directly opposing outside tapered surface.
    The merchandise covered by this investigation is currently 
classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') subheadings 8483.30.8090, 8483.50.6000, 8483.50.9040, 
8483.50.9080, 8483.90.3000, 8483.90.8080. Covered merchandise may 
also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 7325.10.0080, 
7325.99.1000, 7326.19.0010, 7326.19.0080, 8431.31.0040, 
8431.31.0060, 8431.39.0010, 8431.39.0050, 8431.39.0070, 
8431.39.0080, and 8483.50.4000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the 
scope of the investigation is dispositive.

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