Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews, 48482-48483 [2017-22600]

Download as PDF 48482 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 18, 2017 / Notices Chris.Wedderburn@trade.gov or (202) 482–1963. Dated: October 13, 2017. Camille R. Evans, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–22602 Filed 10–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Information Systems; Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee (ISTAC) will meet on November 1 and 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m., in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues NW., Washington, DC. 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Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–22575 Filed 10–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Wednesday, November 1 Open Session: 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Working Group Reports 3. Old Business 4. Industry Presentations: Quantum Computing 5. New business International Trade Administration Thursday, November 2 Closed Session: 6. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@bis.doc.gov, no later than October 25, 2017. A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to Committee members, the Committee suggests that public presentation materials or comments be forwarded before the meeting to Ms. Springer. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 244001 [A–570–848] Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable October 18, 2017. SUMMARY: Based on requests, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating new shipper reviews (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with respect to Anhui Luan Hongyuan Foodstuffs Co., Ltd. (Anhui Luan) and Kunshan Xinrui Trading Co., Ltd. (Kunshan Xinrui). We have determined that these requests meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov, 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) 482–0665. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The antidumping duty Order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the PRC published in the Federal Register PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on September 15, 1997.1 Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department received timely and properly filed requests for a NSR of the Order from Anhui Luan and Kunshan Xinrui during the anniversary month of the antidumping duty Order.2 In its request, Anhui Luan certified that it is both the producer and exporter of the subject merchandise upon which the request was based.3 In its request, Kunshan Xinrui certified that it is the exporter and Leping Yongle Food Co., Ltd. (Leping Yongle), is the producer of the subject merchandise upon which the request was based.4 Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i), Anhui Luan certified that it did not export subject merchandise to the United States during the period of investigation (POI).5 Similarly, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(ii)(A) and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(ii)(B), Kunshan Xinrui and Leping Yongle each certified, respectively, that they did not export subject merchandise to the United States during the POI.6 In addition, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), Anhui Luan, Kunshan Xinrui, and Leping Yongle each certified, respectively, that, since the initiation of the investigation, they have never been affiliated with any exporter or producer who exported subject merchandise to the United States during the POI, including those respondents not individually examined during the POI.7 As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B), Anhui Luan and Kunshan Xinrui also certified, respectively, that their export activities were not controlled by the government of the PRC.8 In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 CFR 1 See Notice of Amendment to Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People’s Republic of China, 62 FR 48218 (September 15, 1997) (Order). 2 See Letter from Anhui Luan, ‘‘Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People’s Republic of China Request for New-Shipper Review,’’ dated September 15, 2017 (Anhui Luan’s NSR Request), and Letter from Kunshan Xinrui, ‘‘Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from People’s Republic of China: Request for New Shipper Review,’’ dated September 19, 2017 (Kunshan Xinrui’s NSR Request). 3 See Anhui Luan’s NSR Request at Attachment 1. 4 See Kunshan Xinrui’s NSR Request at Exhibit 1. 5 See Anhui Luan’s NSR Request at Attachment 1. 6 See Kunshan Xinrui’s NSR Request at Exhibit 1. 7 See Anhui Luan’s NSR Request at Attachment 1; Kunshan Xinrui’s NSR Request at Exhibit 1. 8 Id. E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 18, 2017 / Notices 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Anhui Luan and Kunshan Xinrui each submitted respective documentation establishing the following: (1) The date on which it first shipped subject merchandise for export to the United States; (2) the volume of its first shipment and subsequent shipments; and (3) the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States.9 Period of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A), the period of review (POR) for a NSR initiated in the month immediately following the anniversary month will be the twelve-month period immediately preceding the anniversary month. Therefore, the POR for these NSRs is September 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017. Initiation of New Shipper Reviews ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b), we find that the requests from Anhui Luan and Kunshan Xinrui meet the threshold requirements for initiation of (1) a NSR for shipments of freshwater crawfish tail meat from the PRC produced and exported during the POR by Anhui Luan,10 and (2) a NSR for shipments of freshwater crawfish tail meat from the PRC produced by Leping Yongle and exported during the POR by Kunshan Xinrui.11 The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 12 amended section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, including provisions which apply to these NSRs. Specifically, the TFTEA amended the Act so that, as of February 24, 2016, the Department no longer instructs U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to allow an importer the option of posting a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit during the pendency of a NSR. Unless extended, the Department intends to issue the preliminary results of these NSRs no later than 180 days from the date of initiation and final results of the reviews no later than 90 9 See Anhui Luan’s NSR Request at Attachment 2; Kunshan Xinrui’s NSR Request at Exhibit 2. 10 See the Memorandum, ‘‘Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation Checklist for Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review of Anhui Luan Hongyuan Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. 11 See the Memorandum, ‘‘Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation Checklist for Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review of Kunshan Xinrui Trading Co., Ltd.,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. 12 The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, H.R. 644, Public Law 114–125 (February 24, 2016) (TFTEA). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 244001 days after the date the preliminary results are issued.13 It is the Department’s usual practice, in cases involving non-market economy countries, to require that a company seeking to establish eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the country-wide rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of government control over the company’s export activities. Accordingly, we will issue questionnaires to Anhui Luan and Kunshan Xinrui which will include a section requesting information concerning each company’s eligibility for a separate rate. We will rescind the NSR of Anhui Luan or Kunshan Xinrui if we determine that either company has not demonstrated that it is eligible for a separate rate. Because Anhui Luan certified that it produced and exported subject merchandise, the sale of which is the basis for its request for a NSR, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of subject merchandise produced and exported by Anhui Luan. Similarly, because Kunshan Xinrui certified that Leping Yongle produced subject merchandise that Kunshan Xinrui exported, the sale of which is the basis for its request for a NSR, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of subject merchandise produced by Leping Yongle and exported by Kunshan Xinrui. To assist in its analysis of the bona fide nature of Anhui Luan’s and Kunshan Xinrui’s respective sales, upon initiation of these NSRs, the Department will require Anhui Luan and Kunshan Xinrui, respectively, to submit on an ongoing basis complete transaction information concerning any sales of subject merchandise to the United States that were made subsequent to the POR. Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in the NSRs should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are published in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: October 12, 2017. James Maeder, Senior Director performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. 48483 Scope of the Order [FR Doc. 2017–22600 Filed 10–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 13 See PO 00000 section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act. Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Administration [A–533–810] Stainless Steel Bar From India: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Intent To Reinstate Certain Companies in the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SS Bar) from India to determine whether Venus Wire Industries Pvt. Ltd. and its affiliates Precision Metals, Sieves Manufacturers (India) Pvt. Ltd., and Hindustan Inox Ltd. (collectively, Venus Group), or Viraj Profiles Ltd. (Viraj) have resumed dumping SS Bar and whether the antidumping order should be reinstated for SS Bar from India produced and/or exported by the Venus Group and produced and/or exported by Viraj. The period of review is July 1, 2015, through June 31, 2016. We preliminarily determine that the Venus Group and Viraj (collectively, the respondents) have sold SS Bar at less than normal value (NV) and that SS Bar produced and/or exported by the respondents should be reinstated in the antidumping order on SS Bar from India. We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of all entries of SS Bar produced and/or exported by the respondents and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer, 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) 482–0410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: The merchandise covered by the order is SS bar. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 7222.10.00, 7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, 7222.30.00. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 18, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48482-48483]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-848]


Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of 
China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews

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

DATES: Applicable October 18, 2017.

SUMMARY: Based on requests, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
is initiating new shipper reviews (NSR) of the antidumping duty order 
on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China 
(PRC) with respect to Anhui Luan Hongyuan Foodstuffs Co., Ltd. (Anhui 
Luan) and Kunshan Xinrui Trading Co., Ltd. (Kunshan Xinrui). We have 
determined that these requests meet the statutory and regulatory 
requirements for initiation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov, 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) 482-0665.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The antidumping duty Order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from 
the PRC published in the Federal Register on September 15, 1997.\1\ 
Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), the Department received timely and properly filed 
requests for a NSR of the Order from Anhui Luan and Kunshan Xinrui 
during the anniversary month of the antidumping duty Order.\2\ In its 
request, Anhui Luan certified that it is both the producer and exporter 
of the subject merchandise upon which the request was based.\3\ In its 
request, Kunshan Xinrui certified that it is the exporter and Leping 
Yongle Food Co., Ltd. (Leping Yongle), is the producer of the subject 
merchandise upon which the request was based.\4\
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    \1\ See Notice of Amendment to Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Freshwater Crawfish 
Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China, 62 FR 48218 
(September 15, 1997) (Order).
    \2\ See Letter from Anhui Luan, ``Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat 
from the People's Republic of China Request for New-Shipper 
Review,'' dated September 15, 2017 (Anhui Luan's NSR Request), and 
Letter from Kunshan Xinrui, ``Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from 
People's Republic of China: Request for New Shipper Review,'' dated 
September 19, 2017 (Kunshan Xinrui's NSR Request).
    \3\ See Anhui Luan's NSR Request at Attachment 1.
    \4\ See Kunshan Xinrui's NSR Request at Exhibit 1.
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    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.214(b)(2)(i), Anhui Luan certified that it did not export subject 
merchandise to the United States during the period of investigation 
(POI).\5\ Similarly, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(ii)(A) and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(ii)(B), 
Kunshan Xinrui and Leping Yongle each certified, respectively, that 
they did not export subject merchandise to the United States during the 
POI.\6\ In addition, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), Anhui Luan, Kunshan Xinrui, and 
Leping Yongle each certified, respectively, that, since the initiation 
of the investigation, they have never been affiliated with any exporter 
or producer who exported subject merchandise to the United States 
during the POI, including those respondents not individually examined 
during the POI.\7\ As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B), Anhui 
Luan and Kunshan Xinrui also certified, respectively, that their export 
activities were not controlled by the government of the PRC.\8\
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    \5\ See Anhui Luan's NSR Request at Attachment 1.
    \6\ See Kunshan Xinrui's NSR Request at Exhibit 1.
    \7\ See Anhui Luan's NSR Request at Attachment 1; Kunshan 
Xinrui's NSR Request at Exhibit 1.
    \8\ Id.
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    In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 
CFR

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351.214(b)(2)(iv), Anhui Luan and Kunshan Xinrui each submitted 
respective documentation establishing the following: (1) The date on 
which it first shipped subject merchandise for export to the United 
States; (2) the volume of its first shipment and subsequent shipments; 
and (3) the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the 
United States.\9\
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    \9\ See Anhui Luan's NSR Request at Attachment 2; Kunshan 
Xinrui's NSR Request at Exhibit 2.
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Period of Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A), the period of review 
(POR) for a NSR initiated in the month immediately following the 
anniversary month will be the twelve-month period immediately preceding 
the anniversary month. Therefore, the POR for these NSRs is September 
1, 2016, through August 31, 2017.

Initiation of New Shipper Reviews

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b), 
we find that the requests from Anhui Luan and Kunshan Xinrui meet the 
threshold requirements for initiation of (1) a NSR for shipments of 
freshwater crawfish tail meat from the PRC produced and exported during 
the POR by Anhui Luan,\10\ and (2) a NSR for shipments of freshwater 
crawfish tail meat from the PRC produced by Leping Yongle and exported 
during the POR by Kunshan Xinrui.\11\
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    \10\ See the Memorandum, ``Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from 
the People's Republic of China: Initiation Checklist for Antidumping 
Duty New Shipper Review of Anhui Luan Hongyuan Foodstuffs Co., 
Ltd.,'' dated concurrently with this notice.
    \11\ See the Memorandum, ``Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from 
the People's Republic of China: Initiation Checklist for Antidumping 
Duty New Shipper Review of Kunshan Xinrui Trading Co., Ltd.,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice.
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    The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 \12\ 
amended section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, including provisions which 
apply to these NSRs. Specifically, the TFTEA amended the Act so that, 
as of February 24, 2016, the Department no longer instructs U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to allow an importer the option of 
posting a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit during the 
pendency of a NSR.
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    \12\ The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, 
H.R. 644, Public Law 114-125 (February 24, 2016) (TFTEA).
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    Unless extended, the Department intends to issue the preliminary 
results of these NSRs no later than 180 days from the date of 
initiation and final results of the reviews no later than 90 days after 
the date the preliminary results are issued.\13\
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    \13\ See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act.
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    It is the Department's usual practice, in cases involving non-
market economy countries, to require that a company seeking to 
establish eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the 
country-wide rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of 
government control over the company's export activities. Accordingly, 
we will issue questionnaires to Anhui Luan and Kunshan Xinrui which 
will include a section requesting information concerning each company's 
eligibility for a separate rate. We will rescind the NSR of Anhui Luan 
or Kunshan Xinrui if we determine that either company has not 
demonstrated that it is eligible for a separate rate.
    Because Anhui Luan certified that it produced and exported subject 
merchandise, the sale of which is the basis for its request for a NSR, 
we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries 
of subject merchandise produced and exported by Anhui Luan. Similarly, 
because Kunshan Xinrui certified that Leping Yongle produced subject 
merchandise that Kunshan Xinrui exported, the sale of which is the 
basis for its request for a NSR, we will instruct CBP to continue to 
suspend liquidation of all entries of subject merchandise produced by 
Leping Yongle and exported by Kunshan Xinrui.
    To assist in its analysis of the bona fide nature of Anhui Luan's 
and Kunshan Xinrui's respective sales, upon initiation of these NSRs, 
the Department will require Anhui Luan and Kunshan Xinrui, 
respectively, to submit on an ongoing basis complete transaction 
information concerning any sales of subject merchandise to the United 
States that were made subsequent to the POR.
    Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in 
the NSRs should submit applications for disclosure under administrative 
protective order, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306.
    This initiation and notice are published in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i).

    Dated: October 12, 2017.
James Maeder,
Senior Director performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
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