Solid Urea From the Russian Federation and Ukraine: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 96434-96435 [2016-31719]

Download as PDF 96434 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2016 / Notices The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on solid urea from the Russian Federation for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective December 30, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith or Denisa Ursu, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1766 or (202) 482–2285, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES On July 5, 2016, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of ‘‘Opportunity to Request Administrative Review’’ of the antidumping duty order on solid urea from the Russian Federation for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.1 On July 29 2016, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), the Department received a timely request from the petitioners, the Ad Hoc Committee of Domestic Nitrogen Producers and its individual members, CF Industries, Inc. and PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer L.P., to conduct an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on solid urea from the Russian Federation manufactured or exported by MCC EuroChem, or its urea production subsidiaries OJSC Nevinnomysskiy Azot and OJSC NAKAzot (MCC EuroChem), and Joint Stock Company PhosAgroCherepovets.2 On September 12, 2016, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order.3 This administrative review covers MCC EuroChem and Joint Stock Company PhosAgro-Cherepovets during the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. On November 21, 2016, the petitioners timely withdrew their request for an administrative review for 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 81 FR 43584 (July 5, 2016). 2 See Petitioner’s letter, ‘‘Solid Urea from the Russian Federation; Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated July 29, 2016. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 62720 (September 12, 2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Dec 29, 2016 Jkt 241001 both MCC EuroChem and Joint Stock Company PhosAgro-Cherepovets.4 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. The petitioner withdrew its review request before the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order. Therefore, in response to the timely withdrawal of the review request, the Department is rescinding in its entirety the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on solid urea from the Russian Federation for the review period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers whose entries will be liquidated as a result of this rescission notice, of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance 4 See Letter from Counsel to the Ad Hoc Committee of Domestic Nitrogen Producers dated November 21, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of 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. This notice is published in accordance with section 751 of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: December 23, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–31718 Filed 12–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–801, A–823–801] Solid Urea From the Russian Federation and Ukraine: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 1, 2016, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on solid urea from the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in these sunset reviews, the Department is revoking these antidumping duty orders. AGENCY: DATES: Effective December 20, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert James or John Anwesen, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–0649 and 202–482– 0131, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 14, 1987, the Department issued an antidumping duty order on solid urea from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).1 In December 1991, the USSR divided into 15 republics. In response to the dissolution, the Department transferred the original order to all 15 republics and applied a uniform cash deposit rate.2 1 See Urea from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 52 FR 26367 (July 14, 1987). 2 See Solid Urea from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; Transfer of the Antidumping E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2016 / Notices srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES On March 1, 1999, the Department initiated sunset reviews on these orders and later published its notice of continuation of the antidumping duty orders for certain countries.3 On October 1, 2004, the Department initiated the second sunset reviews of these orders and later published its notice of continuation of the antidumping duty orders on solid urea from the Russian Federation and Ukraine.4 On December 1, 2010, the Department initiated the third sunset reviews of these orders and later published its notice of continuation of the antidumping duty orders.5 On November 1, 2016, the Department initiated the fourth sunset reviews of these orders.6 We did not receive a notice of intent to participate from domestic interested parties in these fourth sunset reviews by the deadline date.7 As a result, the Department determined that no domestic interested party intends to participate in the sunset reviews,8 and on November 21, 2016, we notified the International Trade Commission, in writing, that we intended to issue a final determination revoking these antidumping duty orders.9 On December 1, 2016, the Department Duty Order on Solid Urea from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltic States and Opportunity to Comment, 57 FR 28828 (June 29, 1992). 3 See Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders: Solid Urea from Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, 64 FR 62653 (November 17, 1999); see also Antidumping Duty Order; Urea from the Socialist Republic of Romania, 52 FR 2636 (July 14, 1987) and Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review: Solid Urea from Romania, 64 FR 48360 (September 3, 1999) (Because Romania was not part of the USSR, the initial investigation and the first five-year review on urea from Romania were conducted separately, but the continuation order combined the remaining former Soviet Socialist Republics and Romania together.); Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order: Solid Urea from Armenia, 64 FR 62654 (November 17, 1999); March 1999 Sunset Reviews: Final Results and Revocations, 64 FR 24137 (May 5, 1999) (revoking the antidumping duty orders on solid urea from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova); and March and April 1999 Sunset Reviews: Final Results and Revocations, 64 FR 28974 (May 28, 1999) (revoking the antidumping duty order on solid urea from Latvia). 4 See Notice of Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders: Solid Urea from the Russian Federation and Ukraine, 71 FR 581 (January 5, 2006); see also Solid Urea from Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan: Final Results and Revocation of Orders, 69 FR 77993 (December 29, 2004). 5 Solid Urea from the Russian Federation and Ukraine: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 76 FR 78885 (December 20, 2011). 6 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 81 FR 75808 (November 1, 2016). 7 See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). 8 See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A). 9 See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Dec 29, 2016 Jkt 241001 received a submission from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine regarding its position on this matter.10 Scope of the Orders The merchandise subject to the orders is solid urea, a high-nitrogen content fertilizer which is produced by reacting ammonia with carbon dioxide. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item number 3102.10.00.00. Previously such merchandise was classified under item number 480.3000 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the orders is dispositive. Determination To Revoke Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(3), if no domestic interested party files a notice of intent to participate, the Department shall, within 90 days after the initiation of the review, issue a final determination revoking the order. Because the domestic interested parties did not file a notice of intent to participate in these sunset reviews, the Department finds that no domestic interested party is participating in these sunset reviews. Therefore, consistent with 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i) we are revoking these antidumping duty orders effective December 20, 2016, the fifth anniversary of the date the Department published its most recent notice of continuation of the antidumping duty orders. Effective Date of Revocation Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to terminate the suspension of liquidation of the merchandise subject to these orders entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after December 20, 2016. Entries of subject merchandise prior to the effective date of revocation will continue to be subject to suspension of liquidation and antidumping duty deposit requirements. The Department will complete any pending administrative reviews of these orders and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation in 10 See Letter from Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, ‘‘Solid Urea from Ukraine, 4th Sunset Review: A–823–801,’’ dated December 1, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 96435 response to appropriately filed requests for review. We are issuing and publishing the final determination in these five-year (sunset) reviews and notice in accordance with sections 751(c) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 23, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–31719 Filed 12–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–810] Welded ASTM A–312 Stainless Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014– 2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded ASTM A–312 stainless steel pipe from Republic of Korea (Korea). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015. The review covers two exporters and/or producers of the subject merchandise: SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH) and LS Metal Co., Ltd. (LS Metal). The Department preliminarily determines that during the POR SeAH made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value and LS Metal had no shipments. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective December 30, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lingjun Wang, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2316. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 9, 2016, the Department published a notice of initiation of this review.1 On January 27, 2016, the Department exercised its discretion to toll all administrative deadlines by four 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 6832 (February 9, 2016). E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-821-801, A-823-801]


Solid Urea From the Russian Federation and Ukraine: Final Results 
of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: On November 1, 2016, the Department of Commerce (Department) 
initiated the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on solid 
urea from the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Because the domestic 
interested parties did not participate in these sunset reviews, the 
Department is revoking these antidumping duty orders.

DATES: Effective December 20, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert James or John Anwesen, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-0649 
and 202-482-0131, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 14, 1987, the Department issued an antidumping duty order 
on solid urea from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).\1\ 
In December 1991, the USSR divided into 15 republics. In response to 
the dissolution, the Department transferred the original order to all 
15 republics and applied a uniform cash deposit rate.\2\
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    \1\ See Urea from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 52 FR 
26367 (July 14, 1987).
    \2\ See Solid Urea from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 
Transfer of the Antidumping Duty Order on Solid Urea from the Union 
of Soviet Socialist Republics to the Commonwealth of Independent 
States and the Baltic States and Opportunity to Comment, 57 FR 28828 
(June 29, 1992).

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    On March 1, 1999, the Department initiated sunset reviews on these 
orders and later published its notice of continuation of the 
antidumping duty orders for certain countries.\3\ On October 1, 2004, 
the Department initiated the second sunset reviews of these orders and 
later published its notice of continuation of the antidumping duty 
orders on solid urea from the Russian Federation and Ukraine.\4\ On 
December 1, 2010, the Department initiated the third sunset reviews of 
these orders and later published its notice of continuation of the 
antidumping duty orders.\5\ On November 1, 2016, the Department 
initiated the fourth sunset reviews of these orders.\6\
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    \3\ See Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders: Solid Urea from 
Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, 
Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, 64 FR 62653 (November 17, 
1999); see also Antidumping Duty Order; Urea from the Socialist 
Republic of Romania, 52 FR 2636 (July 14, 1987) and Final Results of 
Expedited Sunset Review: Solid Urea from Romania, 64 FR 48360 
(September 3, 1999) (Because Romania was not part of the USSR, the 
initial investigation and the first five-year review on urea from 
Romania were conducted separately, but the continuation order 
combined the remaining former Soviet Socialist Republics and Romania 
together.); Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order: Solid Urea from 
Armenia, 64 FR 62654 (November 17, 1999); March 1999 Sunset Reviews: 
Final Results and Revocations, 64 FR 24137 (May 5, 1999) (revoking 
the antidumping duty orders on solid urea from Azerbaijan, Georgia, 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova); and March and April 1999 
Sunset Reviews: Final Results and Revocations, 64 FR 28974 (May 28, 
1999) (revoking the antidumping duty order on solid urea from 
Latvia).
    \4\ See Notice of Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders: Solid 
Urea from the Russian Federation and Ukraine, 71 FR 581 (January 5, 
2006); see also Solid Urea from Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, 
Romania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan: Final Results and 
Revocation of Orders, 69 FR 77993 (December 29, 2004).
    \5\ Solid Urea from the Russian Federation and Ukraine: 
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 76 FR 78885 (December 20, 
2011).
    \6\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 81 FR 
75808 (November 1, 2016).
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    We did not receive a notice of intent to participate from domestic 
interested parties in these fourth sunset reviews by the deadline 
date.\7\ As a result, the Department determined that no domestic 
interested party intends to participate in the sunset reviews,\8\ and 
on November 21, 2016, we notified the International Trade Commission, 
in writing, that we intended to issue a final determination revoking 
these antidumping duty orders.\9\ On December 1, 2016, the Department 
received a submission from the Ministry of Economic Development and 
Trade of Ukraine regarding its position on this matter.\10\
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(2).
    \10\ See Letter from Ministry of Economic Development and Trade 
of Ukraine, ``Solid Urea from Ukraine, 4th Sunset Review: A-823-
801,'' dated December 1, 2016.
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Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise subject to the orders is solid urea, a high-
nitrogen content fertilizer which is produced by reacting ammonia with 
carbon dioxide. The product is currently classified under the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item number 
3102.10.00.00. Previously such merchandise was classified under item 
number 480.3000 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States. Although 
the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description of the merchandise subject to the orders is 
dispositive.

Determination To Revoke

    Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(3), if no domestic 
interested party files a notice of intent to participate, the 
Department shall, within 90 days after the initiation of the review, 
issue a final determination revoking the order. Because the domestic 
interested parties did not file a notice of intent to participate in 
these sunset reviews, the Department finds that no domestic interested 
party is participating in these sunset reviews. Therefore, consistent 
with 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i) we are revoking these antidumping duty 
orders effective December 20, 2016, the fifth anniversary of the date 
the Department published its most recent notice of continuation of the 
antidumping duty orders.

Effective Date of Revocation

    Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.222(i)(2)(i), the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection to terminate the suspension of liquidation of the 
merchandise subject to these orders entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, on or after December 20, 2016. Entries of subject 
merchandise prior to the effective date of revocation will continue to 
be subject to suspension of liquidation and antidumping duty deposit 
requirements. The Department will complete any pending administrative 
reviews of these orders and will conduct administrative reviews of 
subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation 
in response to appropriately filed requests for review.
    We are issuing and publishing the final determination in these 
five-year (sunset) reviews and notice in accordance with sections 
751(c) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 23, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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