Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 16160-16162 [2017-06488]

Download as PDF 16160 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 62 / Monday, April 3, 2017 / Notices DOC case No. ITC case No. Country Product A–583–848 ..... 731–TA–1187 .. Taiwan ......................... A–520–804 ..... 731–TA–1185 .. United Arab Emirates ... Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents (1st Review). Steel Nails (1st Review) ........................ mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Filing Information As a courtesy, we are making information related to sunset proceedings, including copies of the pertinent statute and Department’s regulations, the Department’s schedule for Sunset Reviews, a listing of past revocations and continuations, and current service lists, available to the public on the Department’s Web site at the following address: ‘‘http:// enforcement.trade.gov/sunset/.’’ All submissions in these Sunset Reviews must be filed in accordance with the Department’s regulations regarding format, translation, and service of documents. These rules, including electronic filing requirements via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’), can be found at 19 CFR 351.303.1 This notice serves as a reminder that any party submitting factual information in an AD/CVD proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.2 Parties are hereby reminded that revised certification requirements are in effect for company/ government officials as well as their representatives in these segments.3 The formats for the revised certifications are provided at the end of the Final Rule. The Department intends to reject factual submissions if the submitting party does not comply with the revised certification requirements. On April 10, 2013, the Department modified two regulations related to AD/ CVD proceedings: the definition of factual information (19 CFR 351.102(b)(21)), and the time limits for the submission of factual information (19 CFR 351.301).4 Parties are advised to review the final rule, available at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2013/ 1304frn/2013-08227.txt, prior to submitting factual information in these segments. To the extent that other 1 See also Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). 2 See section 782(b) of the Act. 3 See Certification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (‘‘Final Rule’’) (amending 19 CFR 351.303(g)). 4 See Definition of Factual Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual Information: Final Rule, 78 FR 21246 (April 10, 2013). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Mar 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 regulations govern the submission of factual information in a segment (such as 19 CFR 351.218), these time limits will continue to be applied. Parties are also advised to review the final rule concerning the extension of time limits for submissions in AD/CVD proceedings, available at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2013/ 1309frn/2013-22853.txt, prior to submitting factual information in these segments.5 Letters of Appearance and Administrative Protective Orders Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(d), the Department will maintain and make available a public service list for these proceedings. Parties wishing to participate in any of these five-year reviews must file letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). To facilitate the timely preparation of the public service list, it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding submit an entry of appearance within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Because deadlines in Sunset Reviews can be very short, we urge interested parties who want access to proprietary information under administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) to file an APO application immediately following publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation. The Department’s regulations on submission of proprietary information and eligibility to receive access to business proprietary information under APO can be found at 19 CFR 351.304–306. Information Required From Interested Parties Domestic interested parties, as defined in section 771(9)(C), (D), (E), (F), and (G) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.102(b), wishing to participate in a Sunset Review must respond not later than 15 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation by filing a notice of intent to participate. The required contents of the notice of intent to participate are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(ii). In accordance with the Department’s regulations, if we do not receive a notice of intent to participate from at least one domestic interested 5 See Extension of Time Limits, 78 FR 57790 (September 20, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department contact Matthew Renkey (202) 482–2312. Matthew Renkey (202) 482–2312. party by the 15-day deadline, the Department will automatically revoke the order without further review.6 If we receive an order-specific notice of intent to participate from a domestic interested party, the Department’s regulations provide that all parties wishing to participate in a Sunset Review must file complete substantive responses not later than 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation. The required contents of a substantive response, on an order-specific basis, are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3). Note that certain information requirements differ for respondent and domestic parties. Also, note that the Department’s information requirements are distinct from the Commission’s information requirements. Consult the Department’s regulations for information regarding the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews. Consult the Department’s regulations at 19 CFR part 351 for definitions of terms and for other general information concerning antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings at the Department. This notice of initiation is being published in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c). Dated: March 24, 2017. Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–06490 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–042] Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on the affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on stainless AGENCY: 6 See E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii). 03APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 62 / Monday, April 3, 2017 / Notices steel sheet and strip from the People’s Republic of China. DATES: Effective April 3, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Wallace; AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on February 8, 2017, the Department published its final determination in the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, including the determination of critical circumstances, with respect to imports of stainless steel sheet and strip (stainless sheet and strip) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).1 On March 24, 2017, pursuant to section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of LTFV imports of subject merchandise from the PRC within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, and its determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise from the PRC.2 circumstances findings. Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this antidumping duty order. As a result of the ITC’s final determination, in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise adjusted for certain countervailable (CVD) subsidies, for all relevant entries of stainless sheet and strip. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of stainless sheet and strip from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 19, 2016, the date on which the Department published its preliminary less-than-fair-value determination in the Federal Register,3 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination as further described below. 16161 publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of stainless sheet and strip from the PRC, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 18, 2017, the date the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of Liquidation Antidumping Duty Order As stated above, on March 24, 2017, in accordance with sections 735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination in its investigation, in which it found that the industry in the United States producing stainless sheet and strip is materially injured by reason of imports of stainless sheet and strip from the PRC, and that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise from the PRC that are subject to the Department’s affirmative critical Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. At the request of mandatory respondent, Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd. (Taigang), who accounts for a significant proportion of stainless sheet and strip from the PRC, we extended the four-month period to no more than six months in this case.4 The Department published the AD Preliminary Determination for this investigation on September 19, 2016. Therefore, the six-month period beginning on the date of publication of the preliminary determination ended on March 18, 2017. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation on all relevant entries of stainless sheet and strip from the PRC. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. The Department will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amount as indicated below, which are adjusted for certain countervailable subsidies, as described below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determinations, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the cash deposit rates listed below.5 The relevant PRC-wide entity rates apply to all producers or exporters not specifically listed. For the purpose of determining cash deposit rates, the estimated weighted-average dumping margins for imports of subject merchandise from the PRC have been adjusted, as appropriate, for export subsidies found in the final determination of the countervailing duty investigation of this merchandise imported from the PRC.6 In addition, the estimated weighted-average dumping margins were also adjusted, where appropriate, for estimated domestic subsidy pass-through.7 1 See Antidumping Duty Investigation of Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances 82 FR 9716 (February 8, 2017). 2 See Letter to Ronald Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding stainless steel sheet and strip from the People’s Republic of China (March 24, 2017). See also Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from China, Investigation Nos. 701–TA–557 and 731–TA–1312 (Final), USITC Publication 4676 (March 2017). 3 See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 81 FR 64135 (September 19, 2016) (AD Preliminary Determination). 4 See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Investigation, 81 FR 72776 (October 21, 2016). 5 See section 736(a)(3) of the Act. 6 See section 772(c)(1)(C) of the Act. 7 See section 777A(f) of the Act. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is stainless sheet and strip. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Appendix I. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Mar 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 16162 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 62 / Monday, April 3, 2017 / Notices Weightedaverage dumping margin (%) Exporter Producer Taiyuan Ridetaixing Precision Stainless Steel Incorporated Co., Ltd. Zhangjiagang Pohang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd ........... PRC-Wide Entity ........................................................... Taiyuan Ridetaixing Precision Stainless Steel Incorporated Co., Ltd. Zhangjiagang Pohang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd ........... PRC-Wide Entity ........................................................... Critical Circumstances With regard to the ITC’s negative critical circumstances determination on imports of stainless sheet and strip from the PRC, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 21, 2016 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of the publication of the AD Preliminary Determination), but before September 19, 2016 (i.e., the date of publication of the AD Preliminary Determination). Notifications to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to stainless sheet and strip from the PRC, pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ stats/iastats1.html. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: March 28, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Attachment I—Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by this order is stainless steel sheet and strip, whether in coils or straight lengths. Stainless steel is an alloy steel containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. The subject sheet and strip is a flatrolled product with a width that is greater than 9.5 mm and with a thickness of 0.3048 mm and greater but less than 4.75 mm, and that is annealed or otherwise heat treated, and pickled or otherwise descaled. The subject sheet and strip may also be further processed (e.g., cold-rolled, annealed, tempered, polished, aluminized, coated, painted, varnished, trimmed, cut, punched, or slit, etc.) provided that it maintains the specific dimensions of sheet and strip set forth above following such processing. The products described include products regardless of shape, and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular crosssection where such cross-section is achieved VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Mar 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’ (e.g., products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced above: (1) Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set forth above; and (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product (e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular cross-section, the width of certain products with nonrectangular shape, etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted element levels listed above, are within the scope of this order unless specifically excluded. Subject merchandise includes stainless steel sheet and strip that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to cold-rolling, annealing, tempering, polishing, aluminizing, coating, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if performed in the country of manufacture of the stainless steel sheet and strip. Excluded from the scope of this order are the following: (1) Sheet and strip that is not annealed or otherwise heat treated and not pickled or otherwise descaled; (2) plate (i.e., flat-rolled stainless steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more); and (3) flat wire (i.e., cold-rolled sections, with a mill edge, rectangular in shape, of a width of not more than 9.5 mm). The products under order are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7219.13.0031, 7219.13.0051, 7219.13.0071, 7219.13.0081, 7219.14.0030, 7219.14.0065, 7219.14.0090, 7219.23.0030, 7219.23.0060, 7219.24.0030, 7219.24.0060, 7219.32.0005, 7219.32.0020, 7219.32.0025, 7219.32.0035, 7219.32.0036, 7219.32.0038, 7219.32.0042, 7219.32.0044, 7219.32.0045, 7219.32.0060, 7219.33.0005, 7219.33.0020, 7219.33.0025, 7219.33.0035, 7219.33.0036, 7219.33.0038, 7219.33.0042, 7219.33.0044, 7219.33.0045, 7219.33.0070, 7219.33.0080, 7219.34.0005, 7219.34.0020, 7219.34.0025, 7219.34.0030, 7219.34.0035, 7219.34.0050, 7219.35.0005, 7219.35.0015, 7219.35.0030, 7219.35.0035, 7219.35.0050, 7219.90.0010, 7219.90.0020, 7219.90.0025, 7219.90.0060, 7219.90.0080, 7220.12.1000, 7220.12.5000, 7220.20.1010, 7220.20.1015, 7220.20.1060, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cash deposit (%) 63.86 45.26 63.86 76.64 45.26 58.04 7220.20.1080, 7220.20.6005, 7220.20.6010, 7220.20.6015, 7220.20.6060, 7220.20.6080, 7220.20.7005, 7220.20.7010, 7220.20.7015, 7220.20.7060, 7220.20.7080, 7220.90.0010, 7220.90.0015, 7220.90.0060, and 7220.90.0080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–06488 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Docket No.: 170328324–7324–01; A–570– 053] Certain Aluminum Foil From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Inquiry Into the Status of the People’s Republic of China as a Nonmarket Economy Country Under the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of initiation and request for public comment and information. AGENCY: As part of the less-than-fairvalue investigation of certain aluminum foil from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Department of Commerce (Department) is initiating an inquiry into whether the PRC should continue to be treated as a nonmarket economy (NME) country under the antidumping and countervailing duty laws. As part of this inquiry, the Department is seeking public comment and information with respect to the factors to be considered under the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). DATES: To be assured of consideration, written comments and information must be received no later than May 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments and information by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.Regulations.gov. The identification number is ITA–2017–0002. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery to Leah Wils-Owens, Department of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 62 (Monday, April 3, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-042]


Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the People's Republic of 
China: Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: Based on the affirmative final determinations by the 
Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade 
Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order 
on stainless

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steel sheet and strip from the People's Republic of China.

DATES: Effective April 3, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Wallace; AD/CVD Operations, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-6251.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on February 8, 
2017, the Department published its final determination in the less-
than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, including the determination of 
critical circumstances, with respect to imports of stainless steel 
sheet and strip (stainless sheet and strip) from the People's Republic 
of China (PRC).\1\ On March 24, 2017, pursuant to section 735(d) of the 
Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination that an 
industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of LTFV 
imports of subject merchandise from the PRC within the meaning of 
section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, and its determination that critical 
circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject 
merchandise from the PRC.\2\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Investigation of Stainless Steel Sheet 
and Strip from the People's Republic of China: Final Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination 
of Critical Circumstances 82 FR 9716 (February 8, 2017).
    \2\ See Letter to Ronald Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary 
of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Rhonda K. 
Schmidtlein, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 
regarding stainless steel sheet and strip from the People's Republic 
of China (March 24, 2017). See also Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip 
from China, Investigation Nos. 701-TA-557 and 731-TA-1312 (Final), 
USITC Publication 4676 (March 2017).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is stainless sheet and strip. For 
a complete description of the scope of the order, see Appendix I.

Antidumping Duty Order

    As stated above, on March 24, 2017, in accordance with sections 
735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department 
of its final determination in its investigation, in which it found that 
the industry in the United States producing stainless sheet and strip 
is materially injured by reason of imports of stainless sheet and strip 
from the PRC, and that critical circumstances do not exist with respect 
to imports of subject merchandise from the PRC that are subject to the 
Department's affirmative critical circumstances findings. Therefore, in 
accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this 
antidumping duty order.
    As a result of the ITC's final determination, in accordance with 
section 736(a) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the 
Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal 
value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed 
export price) of the merchandise adjusted for certain countervailable 
(CVD) subsidies, for all relevant entries of stainless sheet and strip. 
Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of 
stainless sheet and strip from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after September 19, 2016, the date on 
which the Department published its preliminary less-than-fair-value 
determination in the Federal Register,\3\ but will not include entries 
occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and 
before publication of the ITC's final affirmative injury determination 
as further described below.
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    \3\ See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of 
Critical Circumstances, 81 FR 64135 (September 19, 2016) (AD 
Preliminary Determination).
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Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation 
pursuant to a preliminary determination may not remain in effect for 
more than four months except where exporters representing a significant 
proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request the Department 
to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. At the 
request of mandatory respondent, Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., 
Ltd. (Taigang), who accounts for a significant proportion of stainless 
sheet and strip from the PRC, we extended the four-month period to no 
more than six months in this case.\4\ The Department published the AD 
Preliminary Determination for this investigation on September 19, 2016. 
Therefore, the six-month period beginning on the date of publication of 
the preliminary determination ended on March 18, 2017. Furthermore, 
section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on 
the date of publication of the ITC's final injury determination.
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    \4\ See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from the People's 
Republic of China: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value Investigation, 81 FR 72776 (October 21, 2016).
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of stainless sheet and strip from the PRC, 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 
18, 2017, the date the provisional measures expired, until and through 
the day preceding the date of the ITC's final injury determination in 
the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date 
of publication of the ITC's final determination in the Federal 
Register.

Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department 
will direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation on all 
relevant entries of stainless sheet and strip from the PRC. These 
instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further 
notice.
    The Department will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits 
equal to the amount as indicated below, which are adjusted for certain 
countervailable subsidies, as described below. Accordingly, effective 
on the date of publication of the ITC's final affirmative injury 
determinations, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would 
normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash 
deposit equal to the cash deposit rates listed below.\5\ The relevant 
PRC-wide entity rates apply to all producers or exporters not 
specifically listed. For the purpose of determining cash deposit rates, 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margins for imports of subject 
merchandise from the PRC have been adjusted, as appropriate, for export 
subsidies found in the final determination of the countervailing duty 
investigation of this merchandise imported from the PRC.\6\ In 
addition, the estimated weighted-average dumping margins were also 
adjusted, where appropriate, for estimated domestic subsidy pass-
through.\7\
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    \5\ See section 736(a)(3) of the Act.
    \6\ See section 772(c)(1)(C) of the Act.
    \7\ See section 777A(f) of the Act.

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                                                                                      average      Cash deposit
                   Exporter                                 Producer                  dumping           (%)
                                                                                    margin (%)
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Taiyuan Ridetaixing Precision Stainless Steel   Taiyuan Ridetaixing Precision              63.86           45.26
 Incorporated Co., Ltd.                          Stainless Steel Incorporated
                                                 Co., Ltd.
Zhangjiagang Pohang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd..  Zhangjiagang Pohang Stainless              63.86           45.26
                                                 Steel Co., Ltd.
PRC-Wide Entity...............................  PRC-Wide Entity.................           76.64           58.04
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Critical Circumstances

    With regard to the ITC's negative critical circumstances 
determination on imports of stainless sheet and strip from the PRC, we 
will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits 
made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect 
to entries of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after June 21, 2016 (i.e., 90 days 
prior to the date of the publication of the AD Preliminary 
Determination), but before September 19, 2016 (i.e., the date of 
publication of the AD Preliminary Determination).

Notifications to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
stainless sheet and strip from the PRC, pursuant to section 736(a) of 
the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders 
currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with section 
736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: March 28, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Attachment I--Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by this order is stainless steel sheet 
and strip, whether in coils or straight lengths. Stainless steel is 
an alloy steel containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon 
and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other 
elements. The subject sheet and strip is a flat-rolled product with 
a width that is greater than 9.5 mm and with a thickness of 0.3048 
mm and greater but less than 4.75 mm, and that is annealed or 
otherwise heat treated, and pickled or otherwise descaled. The 
subject sheet and strip may also be further processed (e.g., cold-
rolled, annealed, tempered, polished, aluminized, coated, painted, 
varnished, trimmed, cut, punched, or slit, etc.) provided that it 
maintains the specific dimensions of sheet and strip set forth above 
following such processing. The products described include products 
regardless of shape, and include products of either rectangular or 
non-rectangular cross-section where such cross-section is achieved 
subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which have been 
``worked after rolling'' (e.g., products which have been beveled or 
rounded at the edges).
    For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced 
above: (1) Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product 
is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual 
measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions 
set forth above; and (2) where the width and thickness vary for a 
specific product (e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-
rectangular cross-section, the width of certain products with non-
rectangular shape, etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or 
thickness applies.
    All products that meet the written physical description, and in 
which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted 
element levels listed above, are within the scope of this order 
unless specifically excluded.
    Subject merchandise includes stainless steel sheet and strip 
that has been further processed in a third country, including but 
not limited to cold-rolling, annealing, tempering, polishing, 
aluminizing, coating, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, 
punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not 
otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if 
performed in the country of manufacture of the stainless steel sheet 
and strip.
    Excluded from the scope of this order are the following: (1) 
Sheet and strip that is not annealed or otherwise heat treated and 
not pickled or otherwise descaled; (2) plate (i.e., flat-rolled 
stainless steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more); and (3) 
flat wire (i.e., cold-rolled sections, with a mill edge, rectangular 
in shape, of a width of not more than 9.5 mm).
    The products under order are currently classifiable under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 
7219.13.0031, 7219.13.0051, 7219.13.0071, 7219.13.0081, 
7219.14.0030, 7219.14.0065, 7219.14.0090, 7219.23.0030, 
7219.23.0060, 7219.24.0030, 7219.24.0060, 7219.32.0005, 
7219.32.0020, 7219.32.0025, 7219.32.0035, 7219.32.0036, 
7219.32.0038, 7219.32.0042, 7219.32.0044, 7219.32.0045, 
7219.32.0060, 7219.33.0005, 7219.33.0020, 7219.33.0025, 
7219.33.0035, 7219.33.0036, 7219.33.0038, 7219.33.0042, 
7219.33.0044, 7219.33.0045, 7219.33.0070, 7219.33.0080, 
7219.34.0005, 7219.34.0020, 7219.34.0025, 7219.34.0030, 
7219.34.0035, 7219.34.0050, 7219.35.0005, 7219.35.0015, 
7219.35.0030, 7219.35.0035, 7219.35.0050, 7219.90.0010, 
7219.90.0020, 7219.90.0025, 7219.90.0060, 7219.90.0080, 
7220.12.1000, 7220.12.5000, 7220.20.1010, 7220.20.1015, 
7220.20.1060, 7220.20.1080, 7220.20.6005, 7220.20.6010, 
7220.20.6015, 7220.20.6060, 7220.20.6080, 7220.20.7005, 
7220.20.7010, 7220.20.7015, 7220.20.7060, 7220.20.7080, 
7220.90.0010, 7220.90.0015, 7220.90.0060, and 7220.90.0080. Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the scope of this proceeding is 
dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2017-06488 Filed 3-31-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P