Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017, 37052-37053 [2017-16689]

Download as PDF 37052 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 8, 2017 / Notices of time limits. Review Extension of Time Limits; Final Rule, 78 FR 57790 (September 20, 2013), available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-201309-20/html/2013-22853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in this investigation. Certification Requirements Any party submitting factual information in an AD or CVD proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.38 Parties must use the certification formats provided in 19 CFR 351.303(g).39 40 The Department intends to reject factual submissions if the submitting party does not comply with the applicable revised certification requirements. Notification to Interested Parties Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under Administrative Protective Order (APO) in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. On January 22, 2008, the Department published Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO Procedures, 73 FR 3634 (January 22, 2008). Parties wishing to participate in this investigation should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 702 and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: August 2, 2017. Carole Showers, Executive Director, Office of Policy performing the duties of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is cast iron soil pipe fittings, finished and unfinished, regardless of industry or proprietary specifications, and regardless of size. Cast iron soil pipe fittings are nonmalleable iron castings of various designs and sizes, including, but not limited to, bends, tees, wyes, traps, drains, and other 38 See section 782(b) of the Act. also Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule). Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule are available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. 40 See Certification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule); see also frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 39 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Aug 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 common or special fittings, with or without side inlets. Cast iron soil pipe fittings are classified into two major types—hubless and hub and spigot. Hubless cast iron soil pipe fittings are manufactured without a hub, generally in compliance with Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute (CISPI) specification 301 and/or American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specification A888. Hub and spigot pipe fittings have hubs into which the spigot (plain end) of the pipe or fitting is inserted. Cast iron soil pipe fittings are generally distinguished from other types of nonmalleable cast iron fittings by the manner in which they are connected to cast iron soil pipe and other fittings. The subject imports are normally classified in subheading 7307.11.0045 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): Cast fittings of nonmalleable cast iron for cast iron soil pipe. The HTSUS subheading and specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes only; the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–16771 Filed 8–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–839] Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), based on the timely withdrawal of requests for review. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017. DATES: Effective August 8, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toby Vandall, 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) 482–1664. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 1, 2017, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PSF from Korea for the POR of May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017.1 On May 30, 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2017, Huvis Corporation (Huvis) submitted a timely-filed request for an administrative review of its POR sales.2 On May 31, 2017, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213, the Department received a timely-filed request from DAK Americas LLC and Auriga Polymers, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners) for an administrative review of Toray Chemical Korea, Inc. (Toray) and Huvis.3 On July 6, 2017, pursuant to these requests and in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of Toray and Huvis.4 On July 11, 2017, and July 12, 2017, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the petitioners and Huvis, respectively, timely withdrew their requests for an administrative review.5 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(l), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party, or parties, that requested a review withdraw the request/s within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, the petitioners withdrew their request for review of Toray and Huvis within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. In addition, Huvis also timely withdrew its request for an administrative review. No other parties requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PSF from Korea. Therefore, in response to the timely withdrawal of requests for review and, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(l), the Department is rescinding this review. Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of PSF from Korea during the POR. Antidumping duties to Request Administrative Review, 82 FR 20315 (May 1, 2017). 2 See Letter from Huvis, ‘‘Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea; Request for Administrative Review for 2016–2017 Period’’ (May 30, 2017). 3 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea’’ (May 31, 2017). 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 31292 (July 6, 2017) (Notice of Initiation). 5 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea—Withdrawal of Review Request for Toray Chemical Korea’’ (July 11, 2017); see also Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea; Withdrawal of Review Request for Huvis Corporation’’ (July 12, 2017); see also Letter from Huvis, ‘‘Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review for 2016–2017 Period’’ (July 12, 2017). E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 8, 2017 / Notices shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(l)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. 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 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 final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern the business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 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 sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 75l(a)(l) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: August 2, 2017. James Maeder, Senior Director, performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–16689 Filed 8–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES International Trade Administration [A–570–062] Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair Value Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable August 2, 2017. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Aug 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Balbontin at (202) 482–6478 or Denisa Ursu at (202) 482–2285, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Petition On July 13, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received an antidumping duty (AD) petition concerning imports of cast iron soil pipe fittings (soil pipe fittings) from the People’s Republic of China (the PRC), filed in proper form, on behalf of the Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute (the petitioner).1 The petitioner is a trade association, whose members are all domestic producers of soil pipe fittings.2 The AD petition was accompanied by a countervailing duty (CVD) petition for soil pipe fittings from the PRC.3 On July 17, 2017, the petitioner filed an amendment to Volume I of the Petition.4 On July 18, 2017, the Department requested additional information and clarification of certain areas of the Petition.5 The petitioner filed responses to these requests on July 20, 2017.6 In response to the Department’s further requests for information and clarification of Volume II of the Petition,7 the petitioner 1 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated July 13, 2017 (the Petition). 2 See Volume I of the Petition at 2. The individual members of the Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute are AB&I Foundry, Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, and Tyler Pipe. 3 See Volume III of the Petition. 4 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Amendment to Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated July 17, 2017 (Petition Amendment). 5 See Letters from the Department, ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Supplemental Questions,’’ dated July 18, 2017, and ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Supplemental Questions,’’ dated July 18, 2017. 6 See Letters from the petitioner ‘‘Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Response to Supplemental Questions—General Issues,’’ dated July 20, 2017 (General Issues Supplement), and ‘‘Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Response to Supplemental Questions—Antidumping Duties,’’ dated July 20, 2017 (AD Supplemental Response 1). 7 See Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Telephone Call Regarding Financial Ratios,’’ dated July 24, 2017; Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Telephone Call with Petitioner’s Counsel Regarding Amendments to the Petition,’’ dated July 26, 2017; and Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Telephone Call with Petitioner’s Counsel PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37053 submitted additional amendments to the Petition on July 26, 2017, and July 28, 2017.8 In accordance with section 732(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the petitioner alleges that imports of soil pipe fittings from the PRC are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of section 731 of the Act, and that, such imports are materially injuring, or threatening material injury to, an industry in the United States. Also, consistent with section 732(b)(1) of the Act, the Petition is accompanied by information reasonably available to the petitioner supporting its allegations. The Department finds that the petitioner filed the Petition on behalf of the domestic industry because the petitioner is an interested party as defined in section 771(9)(E) of the Act. The Department also finds that the petitioner demonstrated sufficient industry support with respect to the initiation of the AD investigation that the petitioner is requesting.9 Period of Investigation Because the Petition was filed on July 13, 2017, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1), the period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2017, through June 30, 2017. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is soil pipe fittings from the PRC. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation,’’ in the Appendix to this notice. Comments on Scope of the Investigation During our review of the Petition, the Department discussed with the petitioner the language pertaining to the proposed scope to ensure that the scope language in the Petition would be an accurate reflection of the products for which the domestic industry is seeking Regarding Questions for the Normal Value Calculation,’’ dated July 27, 2017. 8 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Response to Supplemental Questions— Antidumping Duties,’’ dated July 26, 2017 (AD Supplemental Response 2); and Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Revised Antidumping Calculation,’’ dated July 28, 2017 (AD Supplemental Response 3). 9 See the ‘‘Determination of Industry Support for the Petition’’ section, below. E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-839]


Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Rescission of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple 
fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), based on the timely 
withdrawal of requests for review. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 
2016, through April 30, 2017.

DATES: Effective August 8, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toby Vandall, 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) 482-1664.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 1, 2017, the Department published a notice of opportunity to 
request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PSF 
from Korea for the POR of May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017.\1\ On 
May 30, 2017, Huvis Corporation (Huvis) submitted a timely-filed 
request for an administrative review of its POR sales.\2\ On May 31, 
2017, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213, the Department received a timely-
filed request from DAK Americas LLC and Auriga Polymers, Inc. 
(collectively, the petitioners) for an administrative review of Toray 
Chemical Korea, Inc. (Toray) and Huvis.\3\ On July 6, 2017, pursuant to 
these requests and in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the 
Department published a notice of initiation of an administrative review 
of Toray and Huvis.\4\ On July 11, 2017, and July 12, 2017, pursuant to 
19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the petitioners and Huvis, respectively, timely 
withdrew their requests for an administrative review.\5\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 82 FR 20315 (May 1, 2017).
    \2\ See Letter from Huvis, ``Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from 
Korea; Request for Administrative Review for 2016-2017 Period'' (May 
30, 2017).
    \3\ See Letter from the petitioners, ``Polyester Staple Fiber 
from Korea'' (May 31, 2017).
    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 31292 (July 6, 2017) (Notice of 
Initiation).
    \5\ See Letter from the petitioners, ``Polyester Staple Fiber 
from Korea--Withdrawal of Review Request for Toray Chemical Korea'' 
(July 11, 2017); see also Letter from the petitioners, ``Polyester 
Staple Fiber from Korea; Withdrawal of Review Request for Huvis 
Corporation'' (July 12, 2017); see also Letter from Huvis, ``Certain 
Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea; Withdrawal of Request for 
Administrative Review for 2016-2017 Period'' (July 12, 2017).
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Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(l), the Department will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party, or parties, 
that requested a review withdraw the request/s within 90 days of the 
publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. 
As noted above, the petitioners withdrew their request for review of 
Toray and Huvis within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of 
initiation. In addition, Huvis also timely withdrew its request for an 
administrative review. No other parties requested an administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on PSF from Korea. Therefore, in 
response to the timely withdrawal of requests for review and, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(l), the Department is rescinding this 
review.

Assessment

    The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of PSF 
from Korea during the POR. Antidumping duties

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shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated 
antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from 
warehouse, for consumption in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(l)(i). 
The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to 
CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

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 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 final reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which 
continues to govern the business proprietary information in this 
segment of the proceeding. 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 sanctionable violation.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
75l(a)(l) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: August 2, 2017.
James Maeder,
Senior Director, performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
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