Pure Magnesium From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 9198-9199 [2017-02348]

Download as PDF 9198 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 22 / Friday, February 3, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit case briefs not later than seven days after we issue the final verification report in this proceeding. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.3 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue, (2) a brief summary of the argument, and (3) a table of authorities.4 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.5 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined.6 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless the deadline is extended.7 Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, the Department shall determine and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.8 If SIW’s weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis in the final results of this review, we will calculate an importer-specific assessment rate on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the 3 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 5 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 6 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 7 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). 8 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 4 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If SIW’s weighted-average dumping margin continues to be zero or de minimis in the final results of review, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.9 We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for SIW will be the rate established in the final results of this administrative review, except if the rate is de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1) (i.e., less than 0.50 percent), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this 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 recentlycompleted segment; (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 period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 12.91 percent, the allothers rate established in the less-thanfair-value investigation.10 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) 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 double antidumping duties. 9 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). Order. 10 See PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: January 30, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum Summary Background Scope of the Order Discussion of the Methodology Bona Fides Analysis Comparisons to Normal Value A. Determination of Comparison Method B. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis C. Product Comparisons Constructed Export Price Normal Value A. Home-Market Viability and Comparison Market B. Level of Trade C. Cost of Production Analysis 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test D. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices Currency Conversion Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–02347 Filed 2–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–832] Pure Magnesium From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on pure magnesium from the People’s Republic of China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the dumping margins identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective February 3, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4243. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 22 / Friday, February 3, 2017 / Notices Background On October 3, 2016, the Department initiated the fourth sunset review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’).1 On October 18, 2016, the Department received notice of intent to participate on behalf of US Magnesium LLC (‘‘US Magnesium’’), within the applicable deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).2 The domestic interested party claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a manufacturer of pure magnesium in the United States. On November 2, 2016, the Department received a complete substantive response from the domestic interested party within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).3 We received no substantive response from a respondent interested party in this proceeding. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C), the Department conducted an expedited, 120-day, sunset review of this Order. Scope of the Order asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Merchandise covered by the order is pure magnesium regardless of chemistry, form or size, unless expressly excluded from the scope of the order. Pure magnesium is a metal or alloy containing by weight primarily the element magnesium and produced by decomposing raw materials into magnesium metal. Pure primary magnesium is used primarily as a chemical in the aluminum alloying, desulfurization, and chemical reduction industries. In addition, pure magnesium is used as an input in producing magnesium alloy. Pure magnesium encompasses products (including, but not limited to, butt ends, stubs, crowns and crystals) with the following primary magnesium contents: 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 81 FR 67967 (October 3, 2016); see also Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Pure Magnesium from the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation and Ukraine; Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Pure Magnesium from the Russian Federation, 60 FR 25691 (May 12, 1995) (‘‘Order’’). 2 See letter from US Magnesium, ‘‘Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Pure Magnesium from The People’s Republic of China: US Magnesium’s Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset Review,’’ dated October 18, 2016. 3 See letter from US Magnesium, ‘‘Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order of Pure Magnesium from The People’s Republic of China: US Magnesium’s Response to the Notice of Initiation,’’ dated November 2, 2016 (‘‘U.S. Magnesium’s Substantive Response’’). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 (1) Products that contain at least 99.95% primary magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as ‘‘ultra pure’’ magnesium); (2) Products that contain less than 99.95% but not less than 99.8% primary magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as ‘‘pure’’ magnesium); and (3) Products that contain 50% or greater, but less than 99.8% primary magnesium, by weight, and that do not conform to ASTM specifications for alloy magnesium (generally referred to as ‘‘off–specification pure’’ magnesium). ‘‘Off–specification pure’’ magnesium is pure primary magnesium containing magnesium scrap, secondary magnesium, oxidized magnesium or impurities (whether or not intentionally added) that cause the primary magnesium content to fall below 99.8% by weight. It generally does not contain, individually or in combination, 1.5% or more, by weight, of the following alloying elements: aluminum, manganese, zinc, silicon, thorium, zirconium and rare earths. Excluded from the scope of the order are alloy primary magnesium (that meets specifications for alloy magnesium), primary magnesium anodes, granular primary magnesium (including turnings, chips and powder) having a maximum physical dimension (i.e., length or diameter) of one inch or less, secondary magnesium (which has pure primary magnesium content of less than 50% by weight), and remelted magnesium whose pure primary magnesium content is less than 50% by weight. Pure magnesium products covered by the order are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 8104.11.00, 8104.19.00, 8104.20.00, 8104.30.00, 8104.90.00, 3824.90.11, 3824.90.19 and 9817.00.90. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised by parties to this sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.4 The issues discussed in the Issues and 4 See Memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Pure Magnesium from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum.). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9199 Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Order was revoked. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail is up to 108.26 percent. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only 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. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This sunset review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 31, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 22 (Friday, February 3, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-832]


Pure Magnesium From the People's Republic of China: Final Results 
of Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce 
(``Department'') finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (``AD'') 
order on pure magnesium from the People's Republic of China would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the dumping 
margins identified in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Effective February 3, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita, AD/CVD Operations, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-4243.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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Background

    On October 3, 2016, the Department initiated the fourth sunset 
review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from the PRC, 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the 
Act'').\1\ On October 18, 2016, the Department received notice of 
intent to participate on behalf of US Magnesium LLC (``US Magnesium''), 
within the applicable deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\2\ 
The domestic interested party claimed interested party status under 
section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a manufacturer of pure magnesium in 
the United States. On November 2, 2016, the Department received a 
complete substantive response from the domestic interested party within 
the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\3\ We 
received no substantive response from a respondent interested party in 
this proceeding. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C), 
the Department conducted an expedited, 120-day, sunset review of this 
Order.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 81 FR 67967 
(October 3, 2016); see also Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Pure 
Magnesium from the People's Republic of China, the Russian 
Federation and Ukraine; Notice of Amended Final Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Antidumping Duty Investigation of 
Pure Magnesium from the Russian Federation, 60 FR 25691 (May 12, 
1995) (``Order'').
    \2\ See letter from US Magnesium, ``Five-Year (``Sunset'') 
Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Pure Magnesium from The People's 
Republic of China: US Magnesium's Notice of Intent to Participate in 
Sunset Review,'' dated October 18, 2016.
    \3\ See letter from US Magnesium, ``Five-Year (``Sunset'') 
Review of Antidumping Duty Order of Pure Magnesium from The People's 
Republic of China: US Magnesium's Response to the Notice of 
Initiation,'' dated November 2, 2016 (``U.S. Magnesium's Substantive 
Response'').
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Scope of the Order

    Merchandise covered by the order is pure magnesium regardless of 
chemistry, form or size, unless expressly excluded from the scope of 
the order. Pure magnesium is a metal or alloy containing by weight 
primarily the element magnesium and produced by decomposing raw 
materials into magnesium metal. Pure primary magnesium is used 
primarily as a chemical in the aluminum alloying, desulfurization, and 
chemical reduction industries. In addition, pure magnesium is used as 
an input in producing magnesium alloy. Pure magnesium encompasses 
products (including, but not limited to, butt ends, stubs, crowns and 
crystals) with the following primary magnesium contents:
    (1) Products that contain at least 99.95% primary magnesium, by 
weight (generally referred to as ``ultra pure'' magnesium);
    (2) Products that contain less than 99.95% but not less than 99.8% 
primary magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as ``pure'' 
magnesium); and
    (3) Products that contain 50% or greater, but less than 99.8% 
primary magnesium, by weight, and that do not conform to ASTM 
specifications for alloy magnesium (generally referred to as ``off-
specification pure'' magnesium).
    ``Off-specification pure'' magnesium is pure primary magnesium 
containing magnesium scrap, secondary magnesium, oxidized magnesium or 
impurities (whether or not intentionally added) that cause the primary 
magnesium content to fall below 99.8% by weight. It generally does not 
contain, individually or in combination, 1.5% or more, by weight, of 
the following alloying elements: aluminum, manganese, zinc, silicon, 
thorium, zirconium and rare earths.
    Excluded from the scope of the order are alloy primary magnesium 
(that meets specifications for alloy magnesium), primary magnesium 
anodes, granular primary magnesium (including turnings, chips and 
powder) having a maximum physical dimension (i.e., length or diameter) 
of one inch or less, secondary magnesium (which has pure primary 
magnesium content of less than 50% by weight), and remelted magnesium 
whose pure primary magnesium content is less than 50% by weight.
    Pure magnesium products covered by the order are currently 
classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') subheadings 8104.11.00, 8104.19.00, 8104.20.00, 8104.30.00, 
8104.90.00, 3824.90.11, 3824.90.19 and 9817.00.90. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised by parties to this sunset review are addressed in 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this 
notice.\4\ The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum 
include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the 
magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Order was revoked. 
The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 
electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (``ACCESS''). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and 
to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main 
Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum 
and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.
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    \4\ See Memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Pure Magnesium from the People's Republic 
of China,'' dated concurrently with this notice (``Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.).
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Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, we 
determine that revocation of the Order would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the 
dumping margins likely to prevail is up to 108.26 percent.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only 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. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is 
subject to sanction.
    This sunset review and notice are in accordance with sections 
751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: January 31, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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