Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 83800-83801 [2016-28109]

Download as PDF 83800 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 22, 2016 / Notices 3. Final Thoughts. 4. Presentation of papers or comments by the Public. 5. STARS Data Elements. 6. Discussion of PECSEA Trade Priorities Paper. 7. Subcommittee Updates. The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 25 participants on a first come, first served basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@ bis.doc.gov no later than November 30, 2016. A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent that time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate the distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, the Committee suggests that presenters forward the public presentation materials prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via email. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Dated: November 16, 2016. Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–28128 Filed 11–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–932] Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) published the Preliminary Results of the sixth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) on May 13, 2016. The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015. This review covers two PRC exporters of subject merchandise, RMB Fasteners Ltd., IFI & Morgan Ltd., and Jiaxing Brother Standard Part Co., Ltd. (collectively ‘‘the RMB/IFI Group’’), and Zhejiang New Oriental Fastener Co., Ltd. (‘‘New Oriental’’). The final dumping margins are listed below in the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 ‘‘Final Results of Administrative Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective November 22, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Devine or Paul Walker, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202–482–0238 or 202–482–0413, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background As noted above, the Department published the Preliminary Results on May 13, 2016.1 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309, we invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. Between June 20, 2016, and June 27, 2016, Vulcan Threaded Products Inc. (‘‘Petitioner’’), the RMB/IFI Group, and New Oriental submitted case and rebuttal briefs. On August 10, 2016, the Department extended the deadline for the final results to November 14, 2016.2 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order includes steel threaded rod. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under subheading 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, 7318.15.5090, and 7318.15.2095 of the United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order, which is contained in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (‘‘I&D Memo’’), is dispositive.3 1 See Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015, 81 FR 29843 (May 13, 2016) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, through James Doyle, Office Director, from Julia Hancock, Senior International Trade Compliance Analyst, ‘‘Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review’’ (August 10, 2016). 3 For a full description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Sixth Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People’s Republic of China’’ (November 14, 2015) (‘‘I&D Memo’’). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Analysis of Comments Received We addressed all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this review in the I&D Memo. Attached to this notice, in Appendix I, is a list of the issues which parties raised. The I&D Memo is a public document and is on file in the Central Records Unit (‘‘CRU’’), Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building, as well as 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 in the CRU. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memo can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed I&D Memo and the electronic versions of the I&D Memo are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our review of the record and comments received from interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we have now recalculated a dumping margin based on revisions to the surrogate financial ratios and changes to the calculation methodology regarding treatment of New Oriental’s cost, insurance, and freight (‘‘CIF’’) sales. For a list of all issues addressed in these final results, please refer to Appendix I accompanying this notice. PRC-Wide Entity The Department continues to find that the following six companies subject to this review that are not eligible for separate rate status or rescission are part of the PRC-wide entity: Brother Holding Group Co., Ltd.; Jiaxing Xinyue Standard Part Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang Heiter Industries Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang Heiter MFG & Trade Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang Junyue Standard Part Co., Ltd.; and Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology Co., Ltd. Final Results of Administrative Review The weighted-average dumping margins for the administrative review are as follows: Exporter IFI & Morgan Ltd. and RMB Fasteners Ltd. (collectively ‘‘RMB/IFI Group’’) ............. Zhejiang New Oriental Co., Ltd. .................................... E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 Weighted-average margin (percent) 0.00 11.07 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 22, 2016 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.212(b), the Department has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this administrative review. Where the respondent reported reliable entered values, we calculated importer (or customer)-specific ad valorem rates by aggregating the dumping margins calculated for all U.S. sales to each importer (or customer) and dividing this amount by the total entered value of the sales to each importer (or customer).4 Where the Department calculated a weightedaverage dumping margin by dividing the total amount of dumping for reviewed sales to that party by the total sales quantity associated with those transactions, the Department will direct CBP to assess importer-specific assessment rates based on the resulting per-unit rates.5 Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem or perunit rate is greater than de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.6 Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem or perunit rate is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.7 Pursuant to the Department’s assessment practice, for entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales databases submitted by companies individually examined during this review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the PRC-wide entity rate. Additionally, if the Department determines that an exporter had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter’s case number (i.e., at that exporter’s rate) will be liquidated at the PRC-wide entity rate.8 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 4 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 5 Id. 6 Id. 7 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). 8 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters listed above, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the final results of review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, i.e., less than 0.5 percent, a zero cash deposit rate will be required for that company); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-Wide rate of 206 percent; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporters that supplied that nonPRC exporter. The deposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice. 83801 regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these final results of administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: November 14, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I—Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Scope III. Background IV. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Selection of Surrogate Country Comment 2: Bulgarian Financial Ratios Comment 3: Treatment of Irrecoverable VAT Comment 4: Proposed Changes to the Calculation Methodology for New Oriental’s CIF Sales VI. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2016–28109 Filed 11–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Disclosure We will disclose the calculations performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). [A–570–928] Notification to Importers 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 this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. AGENCY: Administrative Protective Orders 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 or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Anticircumvention Inquiry on Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on available information, the Department of Commerce (Department) is selfinitiating an anticircumvention inquiry to determine whether certain imports are circumventing the antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units (innerspring units) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Effective November 22, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background On December 31, 2007, Petitioner 1 filed a petition seeking imposition of antidumping duties on imports of uncovered innerspring units from, 1 Leggett E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM and Platt, Incorporated. 22NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-932]


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

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the 
Preliminary Results of the sixth administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC'') on May 13, 2016. The period of review 
(``POR'') is April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015. This review covers 
two PRC exporters of subject merchandise, RMB Fasteners Ltd., IFI & 
Morgan Ltd., and Jiaxing Brother Standard Part Co., Ltd. (collectively 
``the RMB/IFI Group''), and Zhejiang New Oriental Fastener Co., Ltd. 
(``New Oriental''). The final dumping margins are listed below in the 
``Final Results of Administrative Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective November 22, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Devine or Paul Walker, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202-482-0238 or 202-482-0413, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    As noted above, the Department published the Preliminary Results on 
May 13, 2016.\1\ In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309, we invited parties 
to comment on our Preliminary Results. Between June 20, 2016, and June 
27, 2016, Vulcan Threaded Products Inc. (``Petitioner''), the RMB/IFI 
Group, and New Oriental submitted case and rebuttal briefs. On August 
10, 2016, the Department extended the deadline for the final results to 
November 14, 2016.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 81 FR 29843 (May 13, 2016) 
(``Preliminary Results'') and accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
    \2\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
through James Doyle, Office Director, from Julia Hancock, Senior 
International Trade Compliance Analyst, ``Certain Steel Threaded Rod 
From the People's Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review'' (August 10, 
2016).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order includes steel threaded rod. 
The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under subheading 
7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, 7318.15.5090, and 7318.15.2095 of the 
United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (``HTSUS''). Although the 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
our written description of the scope of the order, which is contained 
in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (``I&D Memo''), is 
dispositive.\3\
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    \3\ For a full description of the scope of the order, see 
Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Issues and 
Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Sixth 
Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Steel 
Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China'' (November 14, 
2015) (``I&D Memo'').
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Analysis of Comments Received

    We addressed all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by 
parties in this review in the I&D Memo. Attached to this notice, in 
Appendix I, is a list of the issues which parties raised. The I&D Memo 
is a public document and is on file in the Central Records Unit 
(``CRU''), Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building, as 
well as 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 
in the CRU. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memo can be 
accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed I&D Memo and the electronic versions of the I&D 
Memo are identical in content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on our review of the record and comments received from 
interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we have now 
recalculated a dumping margin based on revisions to the surrogate 
financial ratios and changes to the calculation methodology regarding 
treatment of New Oriental's cost, insurance, and freight (``CIF'') 
sales. For a list of all issues addressed in these final results, 
please refer to Appendix I accompanying this notice.

PRC-Wide Entity

    The Department continues to find that the following six companies 
subject to this review that are not eligible for separate rate status 
or rescission are part of the PRC-wide entity: Brother Holding Group 
Co., Ltd.; Jiaxing Xinyue Standard Part Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang Heiter 
Industries Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang Heiter MFG & Trade Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang 
Junyue Standard Part Co., Ltd.; and Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology 
Co., Ltd.

Final Results of Administrative Review

    The weighted-average dumping margins for the administrative review 
are as follows:

 
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                                                             Weighted-
                        Exporter                          average margin
                                                             (percent)
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IFI & Morgan Ltd. and RMB Fasteners Ltd. (collectively              0.00
 ``RMB/IFI Group'').....................................
Zhejiang New Oriental Co., Ltd..........................           11.07
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Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the ``Act''), and 19 CFR 351.212(b), the Department has 
determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') shall 
assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject 
merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. The 
Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions 
directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this 
administrative review.
    Where the respondent reported reliable entered values, we 
calculated importer (or customer)-specific ad valorem rates by 
aggregating the dumping margins calculated for all U.S. sales to each 
importer (or customer) and dividing this amount by the total entered 
value of the sales to each importer (or customer).\4\ Where the 
Department calculated a weighted-average dumping margin by dividing the 
total amount of dumping for reviewed sales to that party by the total 
sales quantity associated with those transactions, the Department will 
direct CBP to assess importer-specific assessment rates based on the 
resulting per-unit rates.\5\ Where an importer- (or customer-) specific 
ad valorem or per-unit rate is greater than de minimis, the Department 
will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of 
liquidation.\6\ Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem 
or per-unit rate is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct 
CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping 
duties.\7\
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    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \5\ Id.
    \6\ Id.
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
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    Pursuant to the Department's assessment practice, for entries that 
were not reported in the U.S. sales databases submitted by companies 
individually examined during this review, the Department will instruct 
CBP to liquidate such entries at the PRC-wide entity rate. 
Additionally, if the Department determines that an exporter had no 
shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that 
entered under that exporter's case number (i.e., at that exporter's 
rate) will be liquidated at the PRC-wide entity rate.\8\
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    \8\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this administrative review for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as 
provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters 
listed above, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the 
final results of review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, 
i.e., less than 0.5 percent, a zero cash deposit rate will be required 
for that company); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and 
non-PRC exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash 
deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published 
for the most recent period; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject 
merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate 
rate, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-Wide rate of 206 percent; 
and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not 
received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate 
applicable to the PRC exporters that supplied that non-PRC exporter. 
The deposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice.

Disclosure

    We will disclose the calculations performed within five days of the 
date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Notification to Importers

    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 this POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Orders

    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 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 final results of administrative 
review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: November 14, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I--Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Scope
III. Background
IV. Discussion of the Issues
Comment 1: Selection of Surrogate Country
Comment 2: Bulgarian Financial Ratios
Comment 3: Treatment of Irrecoverable VAT
Comment 4: Proposed Changes to the Calculation Methodology for New 
Oriental's CIF Sales
VI. Conclusion
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