Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 43587-43588 [2016-15835]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–828] Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On February 26, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Italy.1 The review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, Filmag Italia S.p.A. (Filmag). The period of review is from February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015. As a result of our analysis of comments received, the final results differ from the preliminary results of review. For the final, weighted-average dumping margin, see the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section below. DATES: Effective Date: July 5, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Artman or Brian Davis, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7924 or (202) 482– 3931, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 26, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary Results. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), we invited parties to comment on these results. We received comments from Filmag on March 25, 2016, but received no comments from any domestic interested parties. sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order For purposes of the order, the product covered is certain stainless steel buttweld pipe fittings. Stainless steel buttweld pipe fittings are under 14 inches in outside diameter (based on nominal pipe size), whether finished or unfinished. The product encompasses all grades of stainless steel and ‘‘commodity’’ and ‘‘specialty’’ fittings. Specifically excluded from the definition are threaded, grooved, and 1 See Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015, 81 FR 9806 (February 26, 2016) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 bolted fittings, and fittings made from any material other than stainless steel. The butt-weld fittings subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheading 7307.23.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.2 Analysis of Comments Received The issues raised by Filmag in its case brief are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of these issues is attached to this notice as an Appendix. The Issues and 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 on the Internet at http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on a review of the record and one of Filmag’s comments, we made changes to its margin calculations for the final results of review. Specifically, we revised the gross unit price for Filmag’s reported U.S. sales to include movement expenses incurred on its sales and which are deducted as part of the adjustments we make to calculate export price. Final Results of Review As a result of this review, the Department determines the weightedaverage dumping margin for the period February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015, is as follows: a full description of the scope of the order, see the Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, on the subject of ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel ButtWeld Pipe Fittings from Italy; 2014–2015’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum), which is issued concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. PO 00000 2 For Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43587 Manufacturer/exporter Weightedaverage margin (percent) Filmag Italia S.p.A ...................... 17.29 Disclosure We will disclose the calculation memorandum used in our analysis to interested parties within five days of the date of the publication of these final results pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(b). Duty Assessment The Department shall determine and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.3 Because Filmag’s weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis, we calculated importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales to the total entered value of those same sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Upon issuance of the final results of this administrative review, if any importer-specific assessment rates calculated in the final results are above de minimis (i.e., at or above 0.5 percent), the Department will issue instructions directly to CBP to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries. To determine whether the duty assessment rate covering the period was de minimis for Filmag, in accordance with the requirement set forth in 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we calculated an importer-specific, ad valorem rate by aggregating the amount of dumping calculated for all U.S. sales to that importer and dividing this amount by the total entered value of the sales to that importer. Where an importerspecific ad valorem rate is greater than de minimis, and the respondent has reported reliable entered values, we apply the assessment rate to the entered value of the importer’s entries during the review period. We intend to issue assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of this notice for all shipments of subject merchandise 3 In these final results, the Department applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 43588 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication of these final results, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the respondent noted above will be the rate established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of the subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 26.59 percent, the all-others rate established in the antidumping investigation.4 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Dated: June 27, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Final Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. List of Issues III. Background IV. Scope of the Order V. Discussion of Interested Party Comments Comment 1: The Calculation of Normal Value Based on Sales of Similar Products Comment 2: The Calculation of Export Price Based on U.S. Gross Unit Price VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–15835 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties Open Meeting of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the period of review. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. 4 See Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines, 66 FR 11257, 11258 (February, 23, 2001). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity will meet Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Central Time at the Hilton University of Houston. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing cybersecurity for critical infrastructure, as well as State and local governments and cybersecurity. In particular, the meeting will address: (1) Current and future effects of critical infrastructure on the digital economy; (2) critical infrastructure cybersecurity challenges affecting the digital economy; and (3) cybersecurity challenges and opportunities in State and local governments. The meeting will support detailed recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors while protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments and the private sector in the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 best practices. All sessions will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Central Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton University of Houston, in the Conrad Room, 2nd Floor, located at 4450 University Drive, Houston, Texas 77004. The meeting is open to the public and interested parties are requested to contact Sara Kerman at the contact information indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice in advance of the meeting for building entrance requirements. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Kerman, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2000, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8900, telephone: 301–975–4634, or by email at: eo-commission@nist.gov. Please use subject line ‘‘Open Meeting of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity—TX’’. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity (‘‘the Commission’’) will meet Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Central Time. All sessions will be open to the public. The Commission is authorized by Executive Order 13718, Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.1 The Commission was established by the President and will make detailed recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors while protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between Federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments and the private sector in the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and best practices. The agenda is expected to include the following items: —Introductions —Panel discussion on current and future effects of critical infrastructure on the digital economy —Panel discussion on critical infrastructure cybersecurity challenges affecting the digital economy —Panel discussion on cybersecurity challenges and opportunities in State and local governments 1 https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/ 02/12/2016-03038/commission-on-enhancingnational-cybersecurity. E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-475-828]


Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy: Final Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On February 26, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel butt-weld pipe 
fittings from Italy.\1\ The review covers one producer/exporter of the 
subject merchandise, Filmag Italia S.p.A. (Filmag). The period of 
review is from February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015. As a result 
of our analysis of comments received, the final results differ from the 
preliminary results of review. For the final, weighted-average dumping 
margin, see the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
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    \1\ See Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-
2015, 81 FR 9806 (February 26, 2016) (Preliminary Results).

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DATES: Effective Date: July 5, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Artman or Brian Davis, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
7924 or (202) 482-3931, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 26, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary 
Results. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), we invited 
parties to comment on these results. We received comments from Filmag 
on March 25, 2016, but received no comments from any domestic 
interested parties.

Scope of the Order

    For purposes of the order, the product covered is certain stainless 
steel butt-weld pipe fittings. Stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings 
are under 14 inches in outside diameter (based on nominal pipe size), 
whether finished or unfinished. The product encompasses all grades of 
stainless steel and ``commodity'' and ``specialty'' fittings. 
Specifically excluded from the definition are threaded, grooved, and 
bolted fittings, and fittings made from any material other than 
stainless steel.
    The butt-weld fittings subject to the order is currently 
classifiable under subheading 7307.23.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the scope of the order is dispositive.\2\
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    \2\ For a full description of the scope of the order, see the 
Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, on the subject 
of ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for Final Results of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings 
from Italy; 2014-2015'' (Issues and Decision Memorandum), which is 
issued concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    The issues raised by Filmag in its case brief are addressed in the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of these issues is attached to 
this notice as an Appendix. The Issues and 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 on the 
Internet at http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, 
Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a 
complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed 
directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed 
Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on a review of the record and one of Filmag's comments, we 
made changes to its margin calculations for the final results of 
review. Specifically, we revised the gross unit price for Filmag's 
reported U.S. sales to include movement expenses incurred on its sales 
and which are deducted as part of the adjustments we make to calculate 
export price.

Final Results of Review

    As a result of this review, the Department determines the weighted-
average dumping margin for the period February 1, 2014, through January 
31, 2015, is as follows:

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                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
                   Manufacturer/exporter                        margin
                                                              (percent)
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Filmag Italia S.p.A........................................       17.29
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Disclosure

    We will disclose the calculation memorandum used in our analysis to 
interested parties within five days of the date of the publication of 
these final results pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Duty Assessment

    The Department shall determine and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries.\3\ Because Filmag's weighted-average dumping margin is above 
de minimis, we calculated importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment 
rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for 
the importer's examined sales to the total entered value of those same 
sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Upon issuance of the 
final results of this administrative review, if any importer-specific 
assessment rates calculated in the final results are above de minimis 
(i.e., at or above 0.5 percent), the Department will issue instructions 
directly to CBP to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries.
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    \3\ In these final results, the Department applied the 
assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping 
Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and 
Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012).
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    To determine whether the duty assessment rate covering the period 
was de minimis for Filmag, in accordance with the requirement set forth 
in 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we calculated an importer-specific, ad valorem 
rate by aggregating the amount of dumping calculated for all U.S. sales 
to that importer and dividing this amount by the total entered value of 
the sales to that importer. Where an importer-specific ad valorem rate 
is greater than de minimis, and the respondent has reported reliable 
entered values, we apply the assessment rate to the entered value of 
the importer's entries during the review period.
    We intend to issue assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days 
after publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of this notice for all shipments of subject merchandise

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entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
publication of these final results, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of 
the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the respondent noted above will 
be the rate established in the final results of this administrative 
review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not 
covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of 
the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-
specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this 
proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a 
prior review, or the original investigation, but the manufacturer is, 
the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most 
recently completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of 
the subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other 
manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 26.59 percent, the all-
others rate established in the antidumping investigation.\4\ These cash 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
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    \4\ See Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe 
Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines, 66 FR 11257, 
11258 (February, 23, 2001).
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Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding 
the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the 
relevant entries during the period of review. Failure to comply with 
this requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which 
continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction 
of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby 
requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an 
APO is a sanctionable violation.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h).

    Dated: June 27, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Final Issues and Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. List of Issues
III. Background
IV. Scope of the Order
V. Discussion of Interested Party Comments
    Comment 1: The Calculation of Normal Value Based on Sales of 
Similar Products
    Comment 2: The Calculation of Export Price Based on U.S. Gross 
Unit Price
VI. Recommendation

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