Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders and Countervailing Duty Order, 1699-1700 [2017-00028]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 4 / Friday, January 6, 2017 / Notices submitted ministerial error allegations or rebuttal comments. Weightedaverage margin (percent) Exporter Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is steel threaded rod.2 Steel threaded rod is certain threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon quality steel, having a solid, circular cross section, of any diameter, in any straight length, that have been forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-rolled, machine straightened, or otherwise cold-finished, and into which threaded grooves have been applied. Certain steel threaded rod subject to the order is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) at subheadings 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, 7318.15.5090, and 7318.15.2095. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.3 Amended Final Results sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), defines ‘‘ministerial error’’ as including ‘‘errors in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical errors resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other type of unintentional error which the administering authority considers ministerial.’’ After analyzing New Oriental’s comments, we have determined, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), that we made certain ministerial errors in the final results with respect to our calculation of surrogate financial ratios.4 For a detailed discussion of these ministerial errors, as well as the Department’s analysis of these errors, see Ministerial Errors Memo. In accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending the Final Results of this administrative review of certain steel threaded rod from the PRC. The dumping margins for the period of review for these amended final results are as follows: 2 See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 17154 (April 14, 2009). 3 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, from Christian Marsh, regarding ‘‘Sixth Antidumping Administrative Review of Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Ministerial Error Memorandum,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Ministerial Errors Memo’’). 4 See Ministerial Errors Memo. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jan 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 1699 NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6386 or (202) 482–1503, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RMB Fasteners Ltd., and IFI & Morgan Ltd. (‘‘RMB/IFI Group’’) ............................. Zhejiang New Oriental Fasteners Co., Ltd. (‘‘New Oriental’’) ................................ Background On October 1, 2015, the Department 0.00 initiated 1 and the ITC instituted 2 fiveyear (sunset) reviews of the AD Orders 3 5.40 on iron castings from Brazil, Canada, and the PRC, and the CVD Order 4 on These amended final results and heavy iron castings from Brazil pursuant notice are issued and published in to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of accordance with sections 751(h), and 1930, as amended (the Act). The 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR Department conducted expedited sunset 351.224(e). reviews of these orders. As a result of its reviews, the Department determined Dated: December 23, 2016. that revocation of the AD Orders on iron Paul Piquado, castings would likely lead to Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and continuation or recurrence of dumping Compliance. and that revocation of the CVD Order on [FR Doc. 2017–00026 Filed 1–5–17; 8:45 am] heavy iron castings would likely lead to BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies.5 Therefore, the Department notified the ITC of the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE magnitude of the margins and the net countervailable subsidy rate likely to International Trade Administration prevail should the orders be revoked, [A–122–503, A–351–503, A–570–502, C–351– pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 504] 752(b) and (c) of the Act.6 On December 28, 2016, the ITC Iron Construction Castings From published its determination, pursuant to Brazil, Canada, and the People’s sections 751(c) and 752 of the Act, that Republic of China: Continuation of revocation of the AD orders on iron Antidumping Duty Orders and castings from Brazil, Canada, and the Countervailing Duty Order PRC, and the CVD order on heavy iron AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, castings from Brazil, would likely lead International Trade Administration, to continuation or recurrence of material Department of Commerce. 1 See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce 80 FR 59133 (October 1, 2015). (the Department) and the International 2 See Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Trade Commission (the ITC) have Canada, and China; Institution of Five-Year determined that revocation of the Reviews, 80 FR 59192 (October 1, 2015). 3 See Antidumping Duty Order; Iron Construction antidumping duty (AD) orders on Castings From Brazil, 51 FR 17220 (May 9, 1986); certain iron construction castings (iron Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Iron Construction castings) from Brazil, Canada, and the Castings Grom Canada, 51 FR 7600 (March 5, People’s Republic of China (PRC) would 1986), as amended by Iron Construction Castings likely lead to continuation or recurrence From Canada; Amendment to Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amendment of dumping and material injury to an to Antidumping Duty Order, 51 FR 34110 industry in the United States. The (September 25, 1986); Antidumping Duty Order; Department and the ITC have also Iron Construction Castings From the People’s determined that revocation of the Republic of China, 51 FR 17222 (May 9, 1986) (collectively AD Orders). countervailing duty (CVD) order on 4 See Countervailing Duty Order; Certain Heavy heavy iron construction castings (heavy Iron Construction Casting From Brazil, 51 FR 17786 iron castings) from Brazil would likely (May 15, 1986) (CVD Order). lead to continuation or recurrence of net 5 See Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, countervailable subsidies and material Canada, and, the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the injury to an industry in the United Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 7083 (February States. Therefore, the Department is 10, 2016), and Heavy Iron Construction Castings publishing a notice of continuation of From Brazil: Final Results of Expedited Fourth the AD orders and the CVD order. Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 6237 (February 5, 2016). DATES: Effective January 6, 2017. 6 See Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Canada, and, the People’s Republic of China: Final Shanah Lee or Patricia Tran, AD/CVD Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 7083 (February Operations, Office III, Enforcement and 10, 2016), and Heavy Iron Construction Castings Compliance, International Trade From Brazil: Final Results of Expedited Fourth Administration, U.S. Department of Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 81 Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue FR 6237 (February 5, 2016). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 1700 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 4 / Friday, January 6, 2017 / Notices injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.7 Scope of the CVD Order DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Brazil International Trade Administration Scopes of the AD Orders The products covered by this order are certain heavy iron construction castings, which are defined for purposes of this proceeding as manhole covers, rings and frames; catch basin grates and frames; and cleanout covers and frames. Such castings are used for drainage or access purposes for public utility, water and sanitary systems. These articles must be of cast iron, not alloyed, and not malleable. The merchandise is currently classified under HTS item number 7325.10.00. While the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. [A–533–820] Brazil The merchandise covered by the order consists of certain iron construction castings from Brazil, limited to manhole covers, rings, and frames, catch basin grates and frames, cleanout covers and frames used for drainage or access purposes for public utility, water and sanitary systems, classifiable as heavy castings under Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) item under 7325.10.0010; and to valve, service, and meter boxes which are placed below ground to encase water, gas, or other valves, or water and gas meters, classifiable as light castings under HTS item number 7325.10.0050. The HTS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written product description remains dispositive. Canada The merchandise covered by the order consists of certain iron construction castings from Canada, limited to manhole covers, rings, and frames, catch basin grates and frames, clean-out covers, and frames used for drainage or access purposes for public utility, water and sanitary systems, classifiable as heavy castings under HTS item number 7325.10.0010. The HTS item number is provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written product description remains dispositive. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES PRC The products covered by the order are certain iron construction castings from the PRC, limited to manhole covers, rings and frames, catch basin grates and frames, cleanout covers and drains used for drainage or access purposes for public utilities, water and sanitary systems; and valve, service, and meter boxes which are placed below ground to encase water, gas, or other valves, or water or gas meters. These articles must be of cast iron, not alloyed, and not malleable. This merchandise is currently classifiable under the HTS item numbers 7325.10.0010 and 7325.10.0050. The HTS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive. 7 See Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and China; Determination, 81 FR 95639 (December 28, 2016). See also the letter from the Chairman of the ITC, Irving Williamson, to Deputy Assistant Secretary Christian Marsh, dated December 21, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jan 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD orders and the CVD order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD orders on iron castings from Brazil, Canada, and the PRC, and the CVD order on heavy iron castings from Brazil. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the AD orders and the CVD order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of these orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of this continuation notice. These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: December 29, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–00028 Filed 1–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On September 7, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from India. We received no comments or requests for a hearing. Therefore, for the final results, we continue to find that Ispat Industries Ltd. (Ispat), JSW Steel Ltd. (JSW), JSW Ispat Steel Ltd. (JSW Ispat), and Tata Steel Ltd. (Tata) had no shipments of the subject merchandise, and, therefore, no reviewable transactions, during the period of review (POR). DATES: Effective January 6, 2017. 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 and (202) 482–6071, respectively. AGENCY: Background On September 7, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary Results.1 The POR is December 1, 2014, through November 30, 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 For purposes of this order, the products covered are certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with 1 See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014– 2015, 81 FR 61664 (September 7, 2016) (Preliminary Results). E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-122-503, A-351-503, A-570-502, C-351-504]


Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and the People's 
Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders and 
Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) and the 
International Trade Commission (the ITC) have determined that 
revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain iron 
construction castings (iron castings) from Brazil, Canada, and the 
People's Republic of China (PRC) would likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United 
States. The Department and the ITC have also determined that revocation 
of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on heavy iron construction 
castings (heavy iron castings) from Brazil would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies and 
material injury to an industry in the United States. Therefore, the 
Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD orders and 
the CVD order.

DATES: Effective January 6, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shanah Lee or Patricia Tran, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6386 or (202) 482-1503, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On October 1, 2015, the Department initiated \1\ and the ITC 
instituted \2\ five-year (sunset) reviews of the AD Orders \3\ on iron 
castings from Brazil, Canada, and the PRC, and the CVD Order \4\ on 
heavy iron castings from Brazil pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department conducted 
expedited sunset reviews of these orders. As a result of its reviews, 
the Department determined that revocation of the AD Orders on iron 
castings would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and 
that revocation of the CVD Order on heavy iron castings would likely 
lead to continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies.\5\ 
Therefore, the Department notified the ITC of the magnitude of the 
margins and the net countervailable subsidy rate likely to prevail 
should the orders be revoked, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) 
and (c) of the Act.\6\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 80 FR 
59133 (October 1, 2015).
    \2\ See Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and 
China; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 80 FR 59192 (October 1, 
2015).
    \3\ See Antidumping Duty Order; Iron Construction Castings From 
Brazil, 51 FR 17220 (May 9, 1986); Antidumping Duty Order; Certain 
Iron Construction Castings Grom Canada, 51 FR 7600 (March 5, 1986), 
as amended by Iron Construction Castings From Canada; Amendment to 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amendment 
to Antidumping Duty Order, 51 FR 34110 (September 25, 1986); 
Antidumping Duty Order; Iron Construction Castings From the People's 
Republic of China, 51 FR 17222 (May 9, 1986) (collectively AD 
Orders).
    \4\ See Countervailing Duty Order; Certain Heavy Iron 
Construction Casting From Brazil, 51 FR 17786 (May 15, 1986) (CVD 
Order).
    \5\ See Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and, the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset 
Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 7083 (February 10, 
2016), and Heavy Iron Construction Castings From Brazil: Final 
Results of Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty 
Order, 81 FR 6237 (February 5, 2016).
    \6\ See Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and, the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset 
Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 7083 (February 10, 
2016), and Heavy Iron Construction Castings From Brazil: Final 
Results of Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty 
Order, 81 FR 6237 (February 5, 2016).
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    On December 28, 2016, the ITC published its determination, pursuant 
to sections 751(c) and 752 of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders 
on iron castings from Brazil, Canada, and the PRC, and the CVD order on 
heavy iron castings from Brazil, would likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of material

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injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
foreseeable time.\7\
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    \7\ See Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and 
China; Determination, 81 FR 95639 (December 28, 2016). See also the 
letter from the Chairman of the ITC, Irving Williamson, to Deputy 
Assistant Secretary Christian Marsh, dated December 21, 2016.
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Scopes of the AD Orders

Brazil

    The merchandise covered by the order consists of certain iron 
construction castings from Brazil, limited to manhole covers, rings, 
and frames, catch basin grates and frames, cleanout covers and frames 
used for drainage or access purposes for public utility, water and 
sanitary systems, classifiable as heavy castings under Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule (HTS) item under 7325.10.0010; and to valve, service, 
and meter boxes which are placed below ground to encase water, gas, or 
other valves, or water and gas meters, classifiable as light castings 
under HTS item number 7325.10.0050. The HTS item numbers are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes only. The written product 
description remains dispositive.

Canada

    The merchandise covered by the order consists of certain iron 
construction castings from Canada, limited to manhole covers, rings, 
and frames, catch basin grates and frames, clean-out covers, and frames 
used for drainage or access purposes for public utility, water and 
sanitary systems, classifiable as heavy castings under HTS item number 
7325.10.0010. The HTS item number is provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only. The written product description remains 
dispositive.

PRC

    The products covered by the order are certain iron construction 
castings from the PRC, limited to manhole covers, rings and frames, 
catch basin grates and frames, cleanout covers and drains used for 
drainage or access purposes for public utilities, water and sanitary 
systems; and valve, service, and meter boxes which are placed below 
ground to encase water, gas, or other valves, or water or gas meters. 
These articles must be of cast iron, not alloyed, and not malleable. 
This merchandise is currently classifiable under the HTS item numbers 
7325.10.0010 and 7325.10.0050. The HTS item numbers are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes. The written product description 
remains dispositive.

Scope of the CVD Order

Brazil

    The products covered by this order are certain heavy iron 
construction castings, which are defined for purposes of this 
proceeding as manhole covers, rings and frames; catch basin grates and 
frames; and cleanout covers and frames. Such castings are used for 
drainage or access purposes for public utility, water and sanitary 
systems. These articles must be of cast iron, not alloyed, and not 
malleable. The merchandise is currently classified under HTS item 
number 7325.10.00. While the HTSUS subheading is provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
of this order is dispositive.

Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the AD orders and the CVD order would likely lead to 
a continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies 
and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to 
section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), the Department 
hereby orders the continuation of the AD orders on iron castings from 
Brazil, Canada, and the PRC, and the CVD order on heavy iron castings 
from Brazil. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to 
collect cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for 
all imports of subject merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of the AD orders and the CVD 
order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this 
notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the 
Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of these 
orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the 
effective date of this continuation notice.
    These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act and published pursuant to 
section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: December 29, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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