Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 27691-27692 [2017-12524]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 115 / Friday, June 16, 2017 / Notices 351.218 for the above-identified Sunset Review were established with publication of the Initiation Notice on June 2, 2017. Because of the circumstances requiring this correction of the Intiation Notice, and pursuant to 19 CFR 351.302(b), the Department will consider requests from interested parties for the extension of the deadlines established by 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i) for filing of a notice of intent to particpate, by 19 CFR 351.218(d)(2)(i) for filing of a statement of waiver, and by 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i) for filing of a substantive response. This correction of the notice of initiation is published in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c). Dated: June 13, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–12523 Filed 6–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–825] Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016 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 Brazil. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares). For the final results of this review, we continue to find that subject merchandise has not been sold at less than normal value. DATES: Effective June 16, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla or Minoo Hatten, 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) 482–3477, and (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On March 1, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Results of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jun 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 administrative review in which it determined that subject merchandise has not been sold at less than fair value.1 The Department stated its intent to issue a supplemental questionnaire after the Preliminary Results in light of pre-preliminary comments from Carpenter Technology Corporation, Crucible Industries LLC, Electralloy, a Division of G.O. Carlson, Inc., North America Stainless, and Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners).2 On March 10, 2017, the Department issued a supplemental questionnaire to Villares regarding its reporting of certain expense and revenue items,3 and received a response on April 3, 2017.4 No party commented on Villares’ April 3, 2017, supplemental questionnaire response. The Department also gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but received no comments. The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. The term SSB with respect to the order means articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been either hot-rolled, forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-rolled or otherwise cold-finished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons or other convex polygons. SSB includes coldfinished SSBs that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether produced from hot-rolled bar or from straightened and cut rod or wire, and reinforcing bars that have indentations, ribs, grooves, or other deformations produced during the rolling process. Except as specified above, the term does not include stainless steel semi-finished products, cut-length flat-rolled products (i.e., cutlength rolled products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness have a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or more in thickness having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the 1 See Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016, 82 FR 12197 (March 1, 2017) (Preliminary Results) and Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil, dated February 23, 2017 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 2 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 2. 3 See the Department’s supplemental questionnaire, dated March 10. 2017. 4 See Villares’ supplemental questionnaire response, dated April 3, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27691 thickness), wire (i.e., cold-formed products in coils, of any uniform solid cross section along their whole length, which do not conform to the definition of flat-rolled products), and angles, shapes and sections. The 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 of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Changes Since the Preliminary Results After consideration of Villares’ April 3, 2017, supplemental questionnaire response, the Department made minor changes to its calculations announced in the Preliminary Results.5 Specifically, for the final results of this administrative review, we used Villares’ revised sales databases that it submitted to the Department in response to a March 10, 2017, supplemental questionnaire, which we issued after the Preliminary Results.6 In addition, in our March 10, 2017, supplemental questionnaire, we requested that Villares ensure and confirm that it reported gross unit prices net of any expenses and that any expenses (freight, insurance, merchandise processing fee, harbor maintenance fees, entry fee, etc.) were properly reported in their corresponding expense field.7 Villares provided the Department a U.S. sales database in Excel format with the appropriate expense fields. We reviewed the information provided by Villares and determined that the freight amounts reported constituted as freight revenue and therefore, consistent with the Department’s practice, it is appropriate to treat freight revenue as offsets to certain expenses.8 Accordingly, for the final results, we capped Villares’ freight 5 For further details, see Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil: Final Analysis Memorandum for Villares Metals S.A.; 2015–2016,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Final Analysis Memorandum). 6 See the Department’s supplemental questionnaire dated March 10, 2017. 7 See the Department’s March 10, 2017, third supplemental questionnaire at page 5. 8 See Certain Orange Juice from Brazil: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 46584 (August 11, 2008), and the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (I&D Memo) at Comment 7, and Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 6857 (February 11, 2009), and the accompanying I&D Memo at Comment 6. E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 27692 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 115 / Friday, June 16, 2017 / Notices revenues in our calculation of U.S. price.9 Final Results of Administrative Review As a result of this review, we continue to find that a weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for Villares for the period February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016. Assessment In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.212(b) and the Final Modification,10 the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate all appropriate entries for Villares without regard to antidumping duties. For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Villares for which it did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate un-reviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of the administrative review for all shipments of SS Bar from Brazil 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 Villares, will be 0.00 percent, the weighted average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this administrative 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 recently completed segment of this proceeding in which that manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this administrative review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate 9 For further details, see Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil: Final Analysis Memorandum for Villares Metals S.A.; 2015–2016,’’ dated concurrently with this memorandum. 10 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jun 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 64.93 percent, the all-others rate established in the original less-than-fair-value investigation.11 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers 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 Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction 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 terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: June 12, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–12524 Filed 6–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: 11 See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil, 59 FR 66914 (December 28, 1994). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice of open meeting. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) will meet in open session on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Friday, August 18, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purposes of this meeting are to provide updates on NIST Smart Grid activities and the intersections with CyberPhysical Systems program activities, and to discuss the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards revision and the NIST Smart Grid research program. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid. DATES: The SGAC will meet on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Friday, August 18, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Conference Room C103, Building 215 (Advanced Measurement Laboratory), National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Smart Grid and CyberPhysical Systems Program Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 8200; telephone 301–975–2254, fax 301–948–5668; or via email at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Committee is composed of nine to fifteen members, appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected on the basis of established records of distinguished service in their professional community and their knowledge of issues affecting Smart Grid deployment and operations. The Committee advises the Director of NIST in carrying out duties authorized by section 1305 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–140). The Committee provides input to NIST on Smart Grid standards, priorities, and gaps, on the overall direction, status, and health of the Smart Grid implementation by the Smart Grid industry, and on Smart Grid Interoperability Panel activities, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-825]


Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: 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 Brazil. The 
period of review (POR) is February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016. 
The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, 
Villares Metals S.A. (Villares). For the final results of this review, 
we continue to find that subject merchandise has not been sold at less 
than normal value.

DATES: Effective June 16, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla or Minoo Hatten, 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) 482-3477, and (202) 482-
1690, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 1, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Results 
of the administrative review in which it determined that subject 
merchandise has not been sold at less than fair value.\1\ The 
Department stated its intent to issue a supplemental questionnaire 
after the Preliminary Results in light of pre-preliminary comments from 
Carpenter Technology Corporation, Crucible Industries LLC, Electralloy, 
a Division of G.O. Carlson, Inc., North America Stainless, and Valbruna 
Slater Stainless, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners).\2\ On March 10, 
2017, the Department issued a supplemental questionnaire to Villares 
regarding its reporting of certain expense and revenue items,\3\ and 
received a response on April 3, 2017.\4\ No party commented on 
Villares' April 3, 2017, supplemental questionnaire response. The 
Department also gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on 
the Preliminary Results, but received no comments. The Department 
conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil: Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 82 FR 12197 
(March 1, 2017) (Preliminary Results) and Decision Memorandum for 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: 
Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil, dated February 23, 2017 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
    \2\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 2.
    \3\ See the Department's supplemental questionnaire, dated March 
10. 2017.
    \4\ See Villares' supplemental questionnaire response, dated 
April 3, 2017.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. The term SSB with 
respect to the order means articles of stainless steel in straight 
lengths that have been either hot-rolled, forged, turned, cold-drawn, 
cold-rolled or otherwise cold-finished, or ground, having a uniform 
solid cross section along their whole length in the shape of circles, 
segments of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), triangles, 
hexagons, octagons or other convex polygons. SSB includes cold-finished 
SSBs that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether produced 
from hot-rolled bar or from straightened and cut rod or wire, and 
reinforcing bars that have indentations, ribs, grooves, or other 
deformations produced during the rolling process. Except as specified 
above, the term does not include stainless steel semi-finished 
products, cut-length flat-rolled products (i.e., cut-length rolled 
products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness have a width measuring 
at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or more in thickness 
having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the 
thickness), wire (i.e., cold-formed products in coils, of any uniform 
solid cross section along their whole length, which do not conform to 
the definition of flat-rolled products), and angles, shapes and 
sections. The 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 of the United States (HTSUS). 
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is 
dispositive.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    After consideration of Villares' April 3, 2017, supplemental 
questionnaire response, the Department made minor changes to its 
calculations announced in the Preliminary Results.\5\ Specifically, for 
the final results of this administrative review, we used Villares' 
revised sales databases that it submitted to the Department in response 
to a March 10, 2017, supplemental questionnaire, which we issued after 
the Preliminary Results.\6\
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    \5\ For further details, see Memorandum to the File, 
``Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless 
Steel Bar from Brazil: Final Analysis Memorandum for Villares Metals 
S.A.; 2015-2016,'' dated concurrently with this notice (Final 
Analysis Memorandum).
    \6\ See the Department's supplemental questionnaire dated March 
10, 2017.
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    In addition, in our March 10, 2017, supplemental questionnaire, we 
requested that Villares ensure and confirm that it reported gross unit 
prices net of any expenses and that any expenses (freight, insurance, 
merchandise processing fee, harbor maintenance fees, entry fee, etc.) 
were properly reported in their corresponding expense field.\7\ 
Villares provided the Department a U.S. sales database in Excel format 
with the appropriate expense fields. We reviewed the information 
provided by Villares and determined that the freight amounts reported 
constituted as freight revenue and therefore, consistent with the 
Department's practice, it is appropriate to treat freight revenue as 
offsets to certain expenses.\8\ Accordingly, for the final results, we 
capped Villares' freight

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revenues in our calculation of U.S. price.\9\
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    \7\ See the Department's March 10, 2017, third supplemental 
questionnaire at page 5.
    \8\ See Certain Orange Juice from Brazil: Final Results and 
Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 
46584 (August 11, 2008), and the accompanying Issues and Decision 
Memorandum (I&D Memo) at Comment 7, and Polyethylene Retail Carrier 
Bags from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 6857 (February 11, 
2009), and the accompanying I&D Memo at Comment 6.
    \9\ For further details, see Memorandum to the File, 
``Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless 
Steel Bar from Brazil: Final Analysis Memorandum for Villares Metals 
S.A.; 2015-2016,'' dated concurrently with this memorandum.
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Final Results of Administrative Review

    As a result of this review, we continue to find that a weighted-
average dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for Villares for the 
period February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016.

Assessment

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, 19 CFR 
351.212(b) and the Final Modification,\10\ the Department will instruct 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate all appropriate 
entries for Villares without regard to antidumping duties.
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    \10\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 
2012) (Final Modification).
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    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by 
Villares for which it did not know that the merchandise was destined 
for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate un-reviewed 
entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue 
instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of 
this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of the administrative review 
for all shipments of SS Bar from Brazil 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 Villares, will be 0.00 percent, the weighted average dumping margin 
established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for 
merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this 
administrative 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 recently completed segment of this proceeding in 
which that manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter 
is not a firm covered in this administrative 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 
segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of subject merchandise; 
and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters 
will continue to be 64.93 percent, the all-others rate established in 
the original less-than-fair-value investigation.\11\ These cash deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.
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    \11\ See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value: Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil, 59 FR 66914 (December 
28, 1994).
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Notification to Importers

    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 Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the destruction 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 terms of an APO is a violation subject 
to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: June 12, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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