Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015, 44274-44275 [2016-16137]

Download as PDF 44274 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2016 / Notices responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written 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 this new shipper review and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(2)(B) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.214. Dated: June 27, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Final Decision Memorandum Summary Case Issues Background Scope of the Order Discussion of the Issues Comment I Application of Facts Available to HHFISH’s Reported Factors of Production Comment II By-products Sold During the POR Comment III Corrections to the SAS Program Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–16060 Filed 7–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–428–602] Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014– 2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 11, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on brass sheet and strip from Germany.1 The review covers ten producers or srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014–2015, 81 FR 21312 (April 11, 2016) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jul 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 exporters of subject merchandise.2 We received no comments or requests for a hearing. Therefore, for the final results, we continue to find that three of the producers or exporters for which the Department initiated a review, Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland, had no shipments during the POR. Further, we find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value by seven of the companies subject to this review.3 DATES: Effective Date: July 7, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George McMahon or Eric Greynolds, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1167 or (202) 482–6071, respectively. Background On April 11, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary Results. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments from any party. The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The scope of the order covers shipments of brass sheet and strip, other than leaded and tinned, from Germany. The chemical composition of the covered products is currently defined in the Copper Development Association (CDA) 200 Series or the Unified Numbering System (UNS) C2000; this review does not cover products the chemical compositions of which are defined by other CDA or UNS series. In physical dimensions, the products covered by this review have a solid rectangular cross section over 0.006 inches (0.15 millimeters) through 0.188 inches (4.8 millimeters) in finished thickness or gauge, regardless of width. Coiled, wound-on-reels (traverse 2 The ten producers or exporters include: Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG (Aurubis), Carl Schreiber GmbH (Schreiber), KME Germany AG & Co. KG (KME), Messingwerk Plettenberg Herfeld GmbH & Co. KG (Messingwerk), MKM Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH (MKM), Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG (Schlenk), Schwermetall Halbzeugwerk GmbH & Co. KG (Schwermetall), Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG (Sundwiger), ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH (ThyssenKrupp), and Wieland-Werke AG (Wieland). 3 The seven companies are Aurubis, Schreiber, KME, Messingwerk, MKM, Schlenk, and Sundwiger. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 wound), and cut-to-length products are included. The merchandise is currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 7409.21.00.50, 7409.21.00.75, 7409.21.00.90, 7409.29.00.50, 7409.29.00.75, and 7409.29.0090. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order remains dispositive. Final Determination of No Shipments As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the Preliminary Results of this segment of the proceeding. As there are no changes from, or comments on, the Preliminary Results, the Department continues to find that Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland had no shipments of the subject merchandise, and, therefore, no reviewable transactions, during the POR. Further, we find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value by Aurubis, Schreiber, KME, Messingwerk, MKM, Schlenk, and Sundwiger. Accordingly, the preliminary issues and decision memorandum is adopted in toto as the final decision memorandum and no new decision memorandum accompanies this Federal Register notice. For further details of the issues addressed in this proceeding, see the Preliminary Results and the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.4 Final Results of Review As a result of this review, the Department determines that the following dumping margins on brass sheet and strip from Germany exist for the period March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015: Producer and/or exporter Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG ........................................... Carl Schreiber GmbH ................. KME Germany AG & Co. KG ..... Messingwerk Plettenberg Herfeld GmbH & Co. KG ..................... MKM Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH ....................... Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG .................................... Margin (percent) 22.61 22.61 22.61 55.60 22.61 22.61 4 See Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, titled ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany; 2014–2015,’’ dated April 4, 2016 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). The Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at: http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2016 / Notices Margin (percent) Producer and/or exporter Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG ................................. 22.61 Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results of this administrative review, the Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for respondents 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 7.30 percent, the all-others rate determined in the less than fair value investigation. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 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)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jul 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 and/or countervailing 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 order (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 terms of an APO is a violation, which is subject to sanction. 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 28, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–16137 Filed 7–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–838, A–533–840, A–570–893, A–549– 822] Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Brazil, India, the People’s Republic of China and Thailand: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the dumping margins identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Reviews’’ section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4929. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44275 Background On March 1, 2016, the Department published the notice of initiation of the sunset reviews of the AD Orders 1 on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, India, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Thailand, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On March 8, 2016, and March 16, 2016, respectively, the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (AHSTAC (petitioner in the underlying investigation)) and the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) notified the Department of their intent to participate within the 15-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 AHSTAC claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act stating that its individual members are each producers in the United States of a domestic like product. ASPA claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(E) of the Act stating that it is a trade association, the majority of whose members are producers and/or processors of a 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, 70 FR 5143 (February 1, 2005); Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India, 70 FR 5147 (February 1, 2005); Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 5149 (February 1, 2005); and Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand, 70 FR 5145 (February 1, 2005) (collectively, Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 81 FR 10578 (March 1, 2016) (Notice of Initiation). The Notice of Initiation also announced the initiation of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. However, the results of that sunset review will be discussed within a separate Federal Register notice in the context of a full sunset review in that case. 3 See AHSTAC March 8, 2016, submission ‘‘Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, India, Thailand, the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Entry of Appearance, Notice of Intent to Participate in Review and APO Application.’’ See also ASPA March 16, 2016, submissions ‘‘Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Order on Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil (A–351–838): Notice of Intent to Participate of the American Shrimp Processors Association,’’ ‘‘Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Order on Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India (A–533–840): Notice of Intent to Participate of the American Shrimp Processors Association,’’ ‘‘Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Order on Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the People’s Republic of China (A– 570–893): Notice of Intent to Participate of the American Shrimp Processors Association,’’ and ‘‘Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Order on Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand (A– 549–822): Notice of Intent to Participate of the American Shrimp Processors Association.’’ E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44274-44275]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-428-602]


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

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

SUMMARY: On April 11, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty (AD) order on brass sheet and strip from Germany.\1\ 
The review covers ten producers or exporters of subject merchandise.\2\ 
We received no comments or requests for a hearing. Therefore, for the 
final results, we continue to find that three of the producers or 
exporters for which the Department initiated a review, Schwermetall, 
ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland, had no shipments during the POR. Further, we 
find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value 
by seven of the companies subject to this review.\3\
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    \1\ See Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany: Preliminary Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary 
Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015, 81 FR 21312 (April 11, 
2016) (Preliminary Results).
    \2\ The ten producers or exporters include: Aurubis Stolberg 
GmbH & Co. KG (Aurubis), Carl Schreiber GmbH (Schreiber), KME 
Germany AG & Co. KG (KME), Messingwerk Plettenberg Herfeld GmbH & 
Co. KG (Messingwerk), MKM Mansfelder Kupfer & Messing GmbH (MKM), 
Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG (Schlenk), Schwermetall 
Halbzeugwerk GmbH & Co. KG (Schwermetall), Sundwiger Messingwerke 
GmbH & Co. KG (Sundwiger), ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH (ThyssenKrupp), and 
Wieland-Werke AG (Wieland).
    \3\ The seven companies are Aurubis, Schreiber, KME, 
Messingwerk, MKM, Schlenk, and Sundwiger.

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DATES: Effective Date: July 7, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George McMahon or Eric Greynolds, AD/
CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1167 or (202) 482-6071, respectively.

Background

    On April 11, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary 
Results. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2014, through February 
28, 2015. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary 
Results. We received no comments from any party. The Department 
conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Scope of the Order

    The scope of the order covers shipments of brass sheet and strip, 
other than leaded and tinned, from Germany. The chemical composition of 
the covered products is currently defined in the Copper Development 
Association (CDA) 200 Series or the Unified Numbering System (UNS) 
C2000; this review does not cover products the chemical compositions of 
which are defined by other CDA or UNS series. In physical dimensions, 
the products covered by this review have a solid rectangular cross 
section over 0.006 inches (0.15 millimeters) through 0.188 inches (4.8 
millimeters) in finished thickness or gauge, regardless of width. 
Coiled, wound-on-reels (traverse wound), and cut-to-length products are 
included. The merchandise is currently classified under Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 
7409.21.00.50, 7409.21.00.75, 7409.21.00.90, 7409.29.00.50, 
7409.29.00.75, and 7409.29.0090. Although the HTSUS item numbers are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the scope of this order remains dispositive.

Final Determination of No Shipments

    As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the 
Preliminary Results of this segment of the proceeding. As there are no 
changes from, or comments on, the Preliminary Results, the Department 
continues to find that Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland had no 
shipments of the subject merchandise, and, therefore, no reviewable 
transactions, during the POR. Further, we find that subject merchandise 
has been sold at less than normal value by Aurubis, Schreiber, KME, 
Messingwerk, MKM, Schlenk, and Sundwiger. Accordingly, the preliminary 
issues and decision memorandum is adopted in toto as the final decision 
memorandum and no new decision memorandum accompanies this Federal 
Register notice. For further details of the issues addressed in this 
proceeding, see the Preliminary Results and the accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\4\
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    \4\ See Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Gary Taverman, 
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Operations, titled ``Decision Memorandum for the 
Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: 
Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany; 2014-2015,'' dated April 4, 2016 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum). The Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly at: http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html.
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Final Results of Review

    As a result of this review, the Department determines that the 
following dumping margins on brass sheet and strip from Germany exist 
for the period March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015:

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

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Sundwiger Messingwerke GmbH & Co. KG........................       22.61
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results of this administrative review, 
the Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries, in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212. The Department intends to 
issue assessment instructions 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 the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication of the final 
results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2) 
of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for respondents 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 7.30 percent, the all-
others rate determined in the less than fair value investigation. These 
cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

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)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties 
prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to 
comply with this requirement could result in the Department's 
presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing 
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 order (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 terms of an APO 
is a violation, which is subject to sanction.
    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 28, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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