Stainless Steel Bar From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 26916-26917 [2017-12107]

Download as PDF 26916 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 111 / Monday, June 12, 2017 / Notices unless an amended agreement can be reached.16 Accordingly, the questions of the status of, and compliance, with the AD Agreement, whether suspension of the AD Agreement is in the ‘‘public interest,’’ including the availability of supplies of sugar in the U.S. market, and whether ‘‘effective monitoring’’ is practicable have been rendered moot because either the AD Agreement will be amended and suspension of the investigation will be continued with the Department’s issuance of a final amendment to the AD Agreement, or the AD Agreement will be terminated, according to the Department’s May 1, 2017, notice of intent to terminate, as modified by its June 5, 2017 letter.17 Therefore, the Department is rescinding the 2014–2015 and 2015–2016 administrative reviews of the AD Agreement. Notification to Interested Parties 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 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. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 734(f), 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: June 6, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Service (CAS) Number of sucrose is 57–50– 1. Sugar described in the previous paragraph includes products of all polarimeter readings described in various forms, such as raw sugar, estandar or standard sugar, high polarity or semi-refined sugar, special white sugar, refined sugar, brown sugar, edible molasses, desugaring molasses, organic raw sugar, and organic refined sugar. Other sugar products, such as powdered sugar, colored sugar, flavored sugar, and liquids and syrups that contain 95 percent or more sugar by dry weight are also within the scope of the order. The scope of the order does not include (1) sugar imported under the Refined Sugar ReExport Programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; 18 (2) sugar products produced in Mexico that contain 95 percent or more sugar by dry weight that originated outside of Mexico; (3) inedible molasses (other than inedible desugaring molasses noted above); (4) beverages; (5) candy; (6) certain specialty sugars; and (7) processed food products that contain sugar (e.g., cereals). Specialty sugars excluded from the scope of the order are limited to the following: caramelized slab sugar candy, pearl sugar, rock candy, dragees for cooking and baking, fondant, golden syrup, and sugar decorations. Merchandise covered by the AD Agreement is typically imported under the following headings of the HTSUS: 1701.12.1000, 1701.12.5000, 1701.13.1000, 1701.13.5000, 1701.14.1000, 1701.14.5000, 1701.91.1000, 1701.91.3000, 1701.99.1010, 1701.99.1025, 1701.99.1050, 1701.99.5010, 1701.99.5025, 1701.99.5050, and 1702.90.4000. The tariff classification is provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–12115 Filed 6–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 18 This exclusion applies to sugar imported under the Refined Sugar Re-Export Program, the SugarContaining Products Re-Export Program, and the Polyhydric Alcohol Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1 See Stainless Steel Bar from India: Preliminary Results, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016, 82 FR 12190 (March 1, 2017) (Preliminary Results). 2 See Letter from the petitioners to the Department, ‘‘Stainless Steel Bar from India— Petitioners’ Case Brief,’’ (Petitioners’ CB) dated March 31, 2017; see also, Letter from Ambica to the Department, ‘‘Stainless Steel Bar from India: Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated April 7, 2017 (Ambica’s RB). 3 See the 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 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Stainless Steel Bar from India; 2015–2016,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES [A–533–810] The product covered by the AD Agreement is raw and refined sugar of all polarimeter readings derived from sugar cane or sugar beets. The chemical sucrose gives sugar its essential character. Sucrose is a nonreducing disaccharide composed of glucose and fructose linked by a glycosidic bond via their anomeric carbons. The molecular formula for sucrose is C12H22O11; the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) International Chemical Identifier (InChl) for sucrose is 1S/C12H22O11/c13-1-46(16)8(18)9(19)11(21-4)23-12(315)10(20)7(17)5(2-14)22-12/h4-11,13-20H,13H2/t4-,5-,6-,7-,8+,9-,10+,11-,12+/m1/s1; the InChl Key for sucrose is CZMRCDWAGMRECN–UGDNZRGBSA–N; the U.S. National Institutes of Health PubChem Compound Identifier (CID) for sucrose is 5988; and the Chemical Abstracts Stainless Steel Bar From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016 17:28 Jun 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. SSB subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.00, 7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, 7222.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS). Although the HTS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the Order is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 AGENCY: Appendix I: Scope of the AD Agreement VerDate Sep<11>2014 Background Following the Preliminary Results,1 we received a timely filed case brief from Carpenter Technology Corporation, Crucible Industries LLC, Electralloy, a Division of G.O. Carlson, Inc., North American Stainless, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., and Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. (the petitioners) and a timely filed rebuttal brief from Ambica.2 Analysis of Comments All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as Appendix I. The Issues and Decision Memorandum International Trade Administration 16 See May 1, 2017 letter, as modified by the June 5, 2017 letter. 17 Id. Limited (Ambica), and Bhansali Bright Bars Pvt. Ltd. (Bhansali). We determine that Bhansali had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR and that Ambica did have an entry of subject merchandise during the POR. DATES: Effective June 12, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Shuler, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1293. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 1, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from India. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016. This review covers two producers or exporters of the subject merchandise: Ambica Steels PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 111 / Monday, June 12, 2017 / Notices 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 B–8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Final Determination of No Shipments (Bhansali) As stated in the Preliminary Results, we received a timely claim from Bhansali reporting that it had no shipments of the subject merchandise to the United States during the POR and preliminarily determined that it had no shipments during the POR. For the final results, we continue to find that Bhansali had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Final Results of Review (Ambica) As stated in the Preliminary Results, the Department preliminarily found that Ambica had one suspended entry of subject merchandise during this POR for which it had knowledge of its sale to an unaffiliated U.S. customer. For the final results, the Department finds that Ambica had one suspended entry of subject merchandise during the POR. However, as stated in the Preliminary Results, the Department inadvertently included the sales associated with this 2015–16 entry of subject merchandise in its analysis for the 2014–15 administrative review. Therefore, we have determined to apply the importerspecific assessment rate calculated for Ambica in the 2014–15 review to this suspended entry in the instant review. For all other entries of subject merchandise attributed to Ambica during the instant POR, Ambica has reasonably explained that it had no knowledge of these entries into the United States or the sales associated with these entries. Accordingly, these entries will be liquidated at the allothers rate. For additional information and analysis, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum; see also the Preliminary Analysis Memorandum.4 4 Because of the proprietary nature of the entry documents, see the Memorandum from Joseph Shuler, International Trade Analyst to Alex Villanueva, Director, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations Training and Professional Development Unit, ‘‘Stainless Steel Bar from India: Preliminary Analysis Memorandum,’’ dated February 22, 2017 (Preliminary Analysis Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Jun 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 Assessment of Antidumping Duties For the single suspended entry attributable to Ambica, we will instruct CBP to liquidate this entry at the importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the 2014–15 administrative review. In accordance with the Department’s practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which Ambica or Bhansali did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930: (1) The cash deposit rate for Ambica and Bhansali will remain unchanged from the rate assigned to each company in the completed segment for the most recent period for each company; (2) for other producers and exporters covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the completed segment for the most recent period of this proceeding in which that producer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the completed segment for the most recent period of this proceeding for the producer of subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 12.45 percent, the all-others rate established in the investigation.5 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notifications This notice serves as a final 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 review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption 5 See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Stainless Steel Bar from India, 59 FR 66915, 66921 (December 28, 1994). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26917 that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. These final results of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: June 6, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Changes Since the Preliminary Results IV. Scope of the Order V. Discussion of the Issues Comment: Whether the Department’s Liquidation Instructions Address All Applicable Entries VI. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 111 (Monday, June 12, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-810]


Stainless Steel Bar From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2015-2016

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

SUMMARY: On March 1, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from India. The 
period of review (POR) is February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016. 
This review covers two producers or exporters of the subject 
merchandise: Ambica Steels Limited (Ambica), and Bhansali Bright Bars 
Pvt. Ltd. (Bhansali). We determine that Bhansali had no shipments of 
subject merchandise during the POR and that Ambica did have an entry of 
subject merchandise during the POR.

DATES: Effective June 12, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Shuler, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-1293.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Following the Preliminary Results,\1\ we received a timely filed 
case brief from Carpenter Technology Corporation, Crucible Industries 
LLC, Electralloy, a Division of G.O. Carlson, Inc., North American 
Stainless, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., and Valbruna 
Slater Stainless, Inc. (the petitioners) and a timely filed rebuttal 
brief from Ambica.\2\
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    \1\ See Stainless Steel Bar from India: Preliminary Results, of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 82 FR 12190 
(March 1, 2017) (Preliminary Results).
    \2\ See Letter from the petitioners to the Department, 
``Stainless Steel Bar from India--Petitioners' Case Brief,'' 
(Petitioners' CB) dated March 31, 2017; see also, Letter from Ambica 
to the Department, ``Stainless Steel Bar from India: Rebuttal 
Brief,'' dated April 7, 2017 (Ambica's RB).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. SSB subject to the 
order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.00, 
7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, 7222.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule (HTS). Although the HTS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope 
of the Order is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the 
order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\3\
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    \3\ See the 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 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of 
Stainless Steel Bar from India; 2015-2016,'' dated concurrently 
with, and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision 
Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in 
this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which 
is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues raised is 
attached to this notice as Appendix I. The Issues and Decision 
Memorandum

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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 B-8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html.

Final Determination of No Shipments (Bhansali)

    As stated in the Preliminary Results, we received a timely claim 
from Bhansali reporting that it had no shipments of the subject 
merchandise to the United States during the POR and preliminarily 
determined that it had no shipments during the POR. For the final 
results, we continue to find that Bhansali had no shipments of subject 
merchandise to the United States during the POR.

Final Results of Review (Ambica)

    As stated in the Preliminary Results, the Department preliminarily 
found that Ambica had one suspended entry of subject merchandise during 
this POR for which it had knowledge of its sale to an unaffiliated U.S. 
customer. For the final results, the Department finds that Ambica had 
one suspended entry of subject merchandise during the POR. However, as 
stated in the Preliminary Results, the Department inadvertently 
included the sales associated with this 2015-16 entry of subject 
merchandise in its analysis for the 2014-15 administrative review. 
Therefore, we have determined to apply the importer-specific assessment 
rate calculated for Ambica in the 2014-15 review to this suspended 
entry in the instant review. For all other entries of subject 
merchandise attributed to Ambica during the instant POR, Ambica has 
reasonably explained that it had no knowledge of these entries into the 
United States or the sales associated with these entries. Accordingly, 
these entries will be liquidated at the all-others rate. For additional 
information and analysis, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum; see 
also the Preliminary Analysis Memorandum.\4\
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    \4\ Because of the proprietary nature of the entry documents, 
see the Memorandum from Joseph Shuler, International Trade Analyst 
to Alex Villanueva, Director, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations Training and Professional Development Unit, ``Stainless 
Steel Bar from India: Preliminary Analysis Memorandum,'' dated 
February 22, 2017 (Preliminary Analysis Memorandum).
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Assessment of Antidumping Duties

    For the single suspended entry attributable to Ambica, we will 
instruct CBP to liquidate this entry at the importer-specific 
assessment rate calculated in the 2014-15 administrative review.
    In accordance with the Department's practice, for entries of 
subject merchandise during the POR for which Ambica or Bhansali did not 
know that the merchandise was destined for the United States, we will 
instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the all-others rate if there 
is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the 
transaction.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930: (1) The cash deposit rate for 
Ambica and Bhansali will remain unchanged from the rate assigned to 
each company in the completed segment for the most recent period for 
each company; (2) for other producers and exporters covered in a prior 
segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be 
the company-specific rate published for the completed segment for the 
most recent period of this proceeding in which that producer or 
exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in 
this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the 
producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established 
for the completed segment for the most recent period of this proceeding 
for the producer of subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate 
for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 12.45 percent, 
the all-others rate established in the investigation.\5\ These cash 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
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    \5\ See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Stainless Steel Bar from India, 59 FR 66915, 66921 (December 
28, 1994).
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Notifications

    This notice serves as a final 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 review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.
    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or 
conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a violation 
subject to sanction.
    These final results of administrative review are issued and 
published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act.

    Dated: June 6, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Changes Since the Preliminary Results
IV. Scope of the Order
V. Discussion of the Issues
    Comment: Whether the Department's Liquidation Instructions 
Address All Applicable Entries
VI. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2017-12107 Filed 6-9-17; 8:45 am]
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