Certain In-Shell (Raw) Pistachios From the Islamic Republic of Iran: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order, 32325-32326 [2017-14707]

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[FR Doc. 2017–14724 Filed 7–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–507–502] Certain In-Shell (Raw) Pistachios From the Islamic Republic of Iran: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 32326 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 133 / Thursday, July 13, 2017 / Notices Trade Commission (the ITC) have determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain inshell (raw) pistachios (pistachios) from the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States. Therefore, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of this order. DATES: Effective July 13, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Heeren, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–9179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 17, 1986, the Department published the antidumping duty order on certain in-shell pistachios from Iran.1 On April 1, 2016, the Department initiated 2 and the ITC instituted 3 the second five-year (sunset) review of the Order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). No respondent interested party submitted a timely substantive response. Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. As a result of this sunset review, the Department determined that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail should the order be revoked, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) and (c) of the Act.4 On June 30, 2017, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) and 752 of the Act, that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United Sates within a reasonably foreseeable time.5 Scope of the Order DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The products covered by the order are raw, in-shell pistachio nuts from which the hulls have been removed, leaving the inner hard shells, and edible meats from Iran.6 This merchandise is provided for in subheading 0802.51.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs urposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. National Institute of Standards and Technology Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), the Department hereby orders the continuation of the Order. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the Order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of this order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation notice. This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: July 7, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–14707 Filed 7–12–17; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 1 See Antidumping Duty Order; Certain In-Shell Pistachios from Iran, 51 FR 25922 (July 17, 1986) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 81 FR 18829 (April 1, 2016) (Sunset Initiation). 3 See Certain Raw In-Shell Pistachios from Iran; Institution of a Five-Year Review, 81 FR 18882 (April 1, 2016). 4 See Certain In-Shell (Raw) Pistachios from the Islamic Republic of Iran: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 81 FR 51857 (August 5, 2016), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 5 See Investigation No. 731–TA–287 (Second Review) Raw In-Shell Pistachios from Iran, 82 FR 29931 (June 30, 2017), and USITC Publication 4701 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jul 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P (June 2016), entitled Raw In-Shell Pistachios from Iran. 6 See Certain In-Shell Pistachios from Iran; Clarification of Scope in Antidumping Duty Investigation, 51 FR 23254 (June 26, 1986). 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 133 (Thursday, July 13, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-507-502]


Certain In-Shell (Raw) Pistachios From the Islamic Republic of 
Iran: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) and the 
International

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Trade Commission (the ITC) have determined that revocation of the 
antidumping duty order on certain in-shell (raw) pistachios 
(pistachios) from the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) would likely lead 
to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States. Therefore, the Department is publishing 
a notice of continuation of this order.

DATES: Effective July 13, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Heeren, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-9179.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 17, 1986, the Department published the antidumping duty 
order on certain in-shell pistachios from Iran.\1\ On April 1, 2016, 
the Department initiated \2\ and the ITC instituted \3\ the second 
five-year (sunset) review of the Order pursuant to section 751(c) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). No respondent interested 
party submitted a timely substantive response. Pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the 
Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. 
As a result of this sunset review, the Department determined that 
revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude 
of the margins of dumping likely to prevail should the order be 
revoked, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) and (c) of the 
Act.\4\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order; Certain In-Shell Pistachios from 
Iran, 51 FR 25922 (July 17, 1986) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 81 FR 18829 
(April 1, 2016) (Sunset Initiation).
    \3\ See Certain Raw In-Shell Pistachios from Iran; Institution 
of a Five-Year Review, 81 FR 18882 (April 1, 2016).
    \4\ See Certain In-Shell (Raw) Pistachios from the Islamic 
Republic of Iran: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of 
the Antidumping Duty Order, 81 FR 51857 (August 5, 2016), and 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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    On June 30, 2017, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to 
section 751(c) and 752 of the Act, that revocation of the Order would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an 
industry in the United Sates within a reasonably foreseeable time.\5\
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    \5\ See Investigation No. 731-TA-287 (Second Review) Raw In-
Shell Pistachios from Iran, 82 FR 29931 (June 30, 2017), and USITC 
Publication 4701 (June 2016), entitled Raw In-Shell Pistachios from 
Iran.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are raw, in-shell pistachio nuts 
from which the hulls have been removed, leaving the inner hard shells, 
and edible meats from Iran.\6\ This merchandise is provided for in 
subheading 0802.51.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs urposes, the written description of the scope 
of this order is dispositive.
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    \6\ See Certain In-Shell Pistachios from Iran; Clarification of 
Scope in Antidumping Duty Investigation, 51 FR 23254 (June 26, 
1986).
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Continuation of the Order

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

    Dated: July 7, 2017.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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