Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 44270-44271 [2016-16059]

Download as PDF 44270 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2016 / Notices srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES of that information.7 Parties are hereby reminded that revised certification requirements are in effect for company/ government officials as well as their representatives. All segments of any antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceedings initiated on or after August 16, 2013, should use the formats for the revised certifications provided at the end of the Final Rule.8 The Department intends to reject factual submissions in any proceeding segments if the submitting party does not comply with applicable revised certification requirements. Revised Extension of Time Limits Regulation On September 20, 2013, the Department modified its regulation concerning the extension of time limits for submissions in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings: Final Rule, 78 FR 57790 (September 20, 2013). The modification clarifies that parties may request an extension of time limits before a time limit established under Part 351 expires, or as otherwise specified by the Secretary. In general, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after the time limit established under Part 351 expires. For submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. on the due date. Examples include, but are not limited to: (1) Case and rebuttal briefs, filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309; (2) factual information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c), or to measure the adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2), filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3) and rebuttal, clarification and correction filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3)(iv); (3) comments concerning the selection of a surrogate country and surrogate values and rebuttal; (4) comments concerning U.S. Customs and Border Protection data; and (5) quantity and value questionnaires. Under certain circumstances, the Department may elect to specify a different time limit by which extension requests will be considered untimely for submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously. In such a case, the Department will inform parties in the letter or memorandum setting forth the deadline (including a specified time) by 7 See section 782(b) of the Act. Certification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (‘‘Final Rule’’); see also the frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. 8 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jul 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 which extension requests must be filed to be considered timely. This modification also requires that an extension request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission, and clarifies the circumstances under which the Department will grant untimelyfiled requests for the extension of time limits. These modifications are effective for all segments initiated on or after October 21, 2013. Please review the final rule, available at http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/ html/2013-22853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in these segments. These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i). Background On March 1, 2016, the Department published the notice of initiation of the third sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on BWPF from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On March 7, 2015, the Department received a Notice of Intent to Participate in these reviews from Tube Forgings of America, Inc. (TFA), Mills Iron Works, Inc. (MIW), and Hackney Ladish, Inc. (a subsidiary of Precision Castparts Corp.) (HL), domestic interested parties, within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). On March 9, 2015, the Department also received a Notice of Intent to Participate in these reviews from Weldbend Corporation (Weldbend), a domestic interested party, Dated: June 29, 2016. within the deadline specified in 19 CFR Gary Taverman, 351.218(d)(1)(i). TFA, MIW, HL, and Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Weldbend all claimed interested party Antidumping and Countervailing Duty status under section 771(9)(C) of the Operations. Act, as manufacturers of a domestic like [FR Doc. 2016–16145 Filed 7–6–16; 8:45 am] product in the United States. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P On March 31, 2016, we received complete substantive responses for each review from the domestic interested DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE parties within the 30-day deadline International Trade Administration specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We [A–351–602, A–588–602, A–583–605, A–549– received no substantive responses from respondent interested parties with 807, A–570–814] respect to any of the orders covered by these sunset reviews, nor was a hearing Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings requested. On May 9, 2016, pursuant to From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, 19 CFR 351.309(e), TFA, MIW, and HL and the People’s Republic of China: filed comments on the adequacy of Final Results of the Expedited Sunset responses in these sunset reviews. Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Orders Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, the Department is conducting expedited International Trade Administration, (120-day) sunset reviews of these orders. Department of Commerce. Scope of the Orders ACTION: Notice. The merchandise covered by the SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset orders consists of certain carbon steel reviews, the Department of Commerce butt-weld type fittings, other than (the Department) finds that revocation couplings, under 14 inches in diameter, of the antidumping duty orders on whether finished or unfinished. These carbon butt-weld pipe fittings (BWPF) imports are currently classified under from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, subheading 7307.93.30 of the and the People’s Republic of China Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the (PRC) would be likely to lead to United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS continuation or recurrence of dumping subheading is provided for convenience at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final and customs purposes. The written Results of Sunset Reviews’’ section of product description remains this notice. dispositive.2 DATES: Effective Date: July 7, 2016. 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 81 FR 10578 (March 1, 2016). Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD Operations, 2 A full description of the scope of the orders is Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, contained in the memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and International Trade Administration, Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Issues and Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on 482–2312. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2016 / Notices Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these reviews, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the orders were revoked, are addressed in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 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 at http://access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Reviews Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1), (2) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on BWPF from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping up to the following weighted-average margin percentages: Weightedaverage margin (percent) Country Brazil ........................................... Japan .......................................... Taiwan ........................................ Thailand ...................................... The PRC ..................................... 65.81 87.30 52.60 182.90 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People’s Republic of China’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with these results and hereby adopted by this notice. The scope language varies slightly amongst the countries due to the fact the investigations and subsequent orders for the PRC and Thailand occurred after the investigations for the other three countries. Additionally, the scope language for Taiwan includes a reference to a scope decision. 17:23 Jul 06, 2016 Dated: June 28, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. History of the Orders V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Margins Likely To Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Reviews VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–16059 Filed 7–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting International Trade Administration, DOC. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory 52.25 Committee meeting. Notification to Interested Parties This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or VerDate Sep<11>2014 destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-602, A-588-602, A-583-605, A-549-807, A-570-814]


Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, 
Thailand, and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the 
Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty 
orders on carbon butt-weld pipe fittings (BWPF) from Brazil, Japan, 
Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China (PRC) would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels 
indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Effective Date: July 7, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
2312.

Background

    On March 1, 2016, the Department published the notice of initiation 
of the third sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on BWPF from 
Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the PRC, pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On March 7, 
2015, the Department received a Notice of Intent to Participate in 
these reviews from Tube Forgings of America, Inc. (TFA), Mills Iron 
Works, Inc. (MIW), and Hackney Ladish, Inc. (a subsidiary of Precision 
Castparts Corp.) (HL), domestic interested parties, within the deadline 
specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). On March 9, 2015, the Department 
also received a Notice of Intent to Participate in these reviews from 
Weldbend Corporation (Weldbend), a domestic interested party, within 
the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). TFA, MIW, HL, and 
Weldbend all claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of 
the Act, as manufacturers of a domestic like product in the United 
States.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 81 FR 
10578 (March 1, 2016).
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    On March 31, 2016, we received complete substantive responses for 
each review from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no 
substantive responses from respondent interested parties with respect 
to any of the orders covered by these sunset reviews, nor was a hearing 
requested. On May 9, 2016, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(e), TFA, MIW, and 
HL filed comments on the adequacy of responses in these sunset reviews. 
Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department is conducting expedited (120-
day) sunset reviews of these orders.

Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by the orders consists of certain carbon 
steel butt-weld type fittings, other than couplings, under 14 inches in 
diameter, whether finished or unfinished. These imports are currently 
classified under subheading 7307.93.30 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheading is provided 
for convenience and customs purposes. The written product description 
remains dispositive.\2\
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    \2\ A full description of the scope of the orders is contained 
in the memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of 
the Antidumping Duty Orders on Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings 
from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of 
China'' (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with 
these results and hereby adopted by this notice. The scope language 
varies slightly amongst the countries due to the fact the 
investigations and subsequent orders for the PRC and Thailand 
occurred after the investigations for the other three countries. 
Additionally, the scope language for Taiwan includes a reference to 
a scope decision.

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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these reviews, including the likelihood of 
continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation and 
the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the orders were 
revoked, are addressed in the accompanying Issues and Decision 
Memorandum. 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 at http://access.trade.gov, and 
to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main 
Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Sunset Reviews

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1), (2) and (3) of the 
Act, we determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on 
BWPF from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the PRC would be likely 
to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping up to the following 
weighted-average margin percentages:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                           Country                              margin
                                                               (percent)
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Brazil......................................................       52.25
Japan.......................................................       65.81
Taiwan......................................................       87.30
Thailand....................................................       52.60
The PRC.....................................................      182.90
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is 
subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.218.

    Dated: June 28, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Orders
IV. History of the Orders
V. Legal Framework
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping
    2. Magnitude of the Margins Likely To Prevail
VII. Final Results of Sunset Reviews
VIII. Recommendation

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