Brass Sheet and Strip From France, Germany, Italy, and Japan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 50396-50397 [2017-23642]

Download as PDF 50396 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 31, 2017 / Notices Dated: October 24, 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. Adverse Inference A. Application of Facts Available B. Use of Adverse Inference C. Selection and Corroboration of the AFA Rate XII. Critical Circumstances XIII. Currency Conversion XIV. Conclusion Appendix I [FR Doc. 2017–23651 Filed 10–30–17; 8:45 am] Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are certain hot-rolled products of carbon. Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted physical characteristics and meeting the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) definitions for (a) stainless steel; (b) tool steel; (c) high-nickel steel; (d) ball bearing steel; or (e) concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products (i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of the following elements: 0.1 percent of more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorous, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium). All products meeting the physical description of subject merchandise that are not specifically excluded are included in this scope. The products under investigation are currently classifiable under subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093, 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the HTSUS. Products entered under subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 of the HTSUS may also be included in this scope if they meet the physical description of subject merchandise above. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these proceedings is dispositive. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Scope Comments V. Successor-In-Interest VI. Discussion of the Methodology A. Determination of Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis VII. Date of Sale VIII. Product Comparisons IX. Export Price X. Normal Value A. Home Market Viability B. Level of Trade C. Cost of Production (COP) Analysis 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test D. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison Market Prices E. Calculation of NV Based on Constructed Value XI. Application of Facts Available and Use of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–427–602; A–428–602; A–475–601; A– 588–704] Brass Sheet and Strip From France, Germany, Italy, and Japan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determination by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Deparment is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD orders. DATES: Applicable October 31, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Phelan, 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) 482–0697. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On March 6, 1987, the Department published in the Federal Register the AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, and Italy.1 On September 23, 1988, the Department amended the AD order with respect to brass sheet and strip from Germany.2 Similarly, on May 21, 1991, the 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from France, 52 FR 6995 (March 6, 1987); Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from Italy, 52 FR 6997 (March 6, 1987); See Antidumping Duty Order; Brass Sheet and Strip from the Federal Republic of Germany, 52 FR 35750 (March 6, 1987). 2 See Antidumping Duty Order; Brass Sheet and Strip from the Federal Republic of Germany, 52 FR 35750 (March 6, 1987), amended at Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amendment to Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from the Federal Republic of Germany, 52 FR 35750 (September 23, 1987). PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department amended the AD order with respect to brass sheet and strip from Italy.3 On August 12, 1988, the Department issued an AD order on imports of brass sheet and strip from Japan.4 On March 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of initiation of the fourth sunset reviews of these AD orders on brass sheet and strip 5 from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department conducted these sunset reviews on an expedited basis, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), because it received a complete and adequate response from the domestic interested pastries, but no substantive responses from respondent interested parties. As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, the Department determined that revocation of the AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the orders be revoked.6 On October 19, 2017, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, the ITC published a notice of its determination that revocation of the AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.7 Scope of the Orders The product covered by the orders is brass sheet and strip, other than leaded and tinned brass sheet and strip, from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. The chemical composition of the covered product is currently defined in the Copper Development Association (‘‘C.D.A.’’) 200 Series or the Unified 3 See Amendment to Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amendment of Antidumping Duty Order in Accordance with Decision Upon Remand: Brass Sheet and Strip from Italy, 56 FR 23272 (May 21, 1991). 4 See Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from Japan, 53 FR 30454 (August 12, 1988). 5 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 82 FR 12438 (March 3, 2017) (Initiation). 6 See Brass Sheet and Strip from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 82 FR 31046 (July 5, 2017). 7 See Brass Sheet and Strip from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan; Determinations, 82 FR 48724 (October 19, 2017) and ITC Publication titled Brass Sheet and Strip from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan: Investigtion Nos. 731–TA–313–314, 317 and 379 (Fourth Review) (October 2017). E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 31, 2017 / Notices Numbering System (‘‘U.N.S.’’) C2000. The orders do not cover products the chemical compositions of which are defined by other C.D.A. or U.N.S. series. In physical dimensions, the product covered by the orders has a solid rectangular cross section over 0.006 inches (0.15 millimeters) through 0.188 inches (4.8 millimeters) in finished thickness or gauge, regardless of width. Coiled, wound-on-reels (traverse wound), and cut-to-length products are included. The merchandise is currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 7409.21.00 and 7409.29.00. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the orders remains dispositive. Continuation of the Orders asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD orders would likely lead to 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 AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of these orders 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 these orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: October 24, 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. 2017–23642 Filed 10–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF797 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780; telephone: (508) 823–0430. Council Address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda The Advisory Panel will review analyses prepared for Herring Amendment 8 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) specific to the range of alternatives developed to address potential localized depletion and user conflicts in the herring fishery. The panel may identify preferred alternatives for the Committee to consider the following day. The panel is not scheduled to discuss the other measures under consideration in Amendment 8, Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) control rule alternatives. The Council reviewed the ABC control rule alternatives at the September 2017 meeting and declined to select a preferred alternative, but approved that portion of Amendment 8 to proceed for submission and public comment. They will discuss recommendations for the Committee to consider for Herring Research Set-Aside research priorities for fishing years 2019–21 and discuss any challenges the program has had in recent years. They will discuss other business, as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50397 before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 25, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–23592 Filed 10–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF540 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Biorka Island Dock Replacement Project National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to incidentally harass, by Level A and Level B harassment, marine mammals during construction activities associated with the Biorka dock replacement project in Symonds Bay, AK. DATES: This Authorization is applicable from May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Guan, Office of Protected SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 31, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-427-602; A-428-602; A-475-601; A-588-704]


Brass Sheet and Strip From France, Germany, Italy, and Japan: 
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determination by the Department of Commerce 
(the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that 
revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on brass sheet and strip 
from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan would likely lead to a 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States, the Deparment is publishing a notice of 
continuation of the AD orders.

DATES: Applicable October 31, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Phelan, 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) 482-0697.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 6, 1987, the Department published in the Federal Register 
the AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, and 
Italy.\1\ On September 23, 1988, the Department amended the AD order 
with respect to brass sheet and strip from Germany.\2\ Similarly, on 
May 21, 1991, the Department amended the AD order with respect to brass 
sheet and strip from Italy.\3\ On August 12, 1988, the Department 
issued an AD order on imports of brass sheet and strip from Japan.\4\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from 
France, 52 FR 6995 (March 6, 1987); Antidumping Duty Order: Brass 
Sheet and Strip from Italy, 52 FR 6997 (March 6, 1987); See 
Antidumping Duty Order; Brass Sheet and Strip from the Federal 
Republic of Germany, 52 FR 35750 (March 6, 1987).
    \2\ See Antidumping Duty Order; Brass Sheet and Strip from the 
Federal Republic of Germany, 52 FR 35750 (March 6, 1987), amended at 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amendment 
to Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from the Federal 
Republic of Germany, 52 FR 35750 (September 23, 1987).
    \3\ See Amendment to Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value and Amendment of Antidumping Duty Order in Accordance 
with Decision Upon Remand: Brass Sheet and Strip from Italy, 56 FR 
23272 (May 21, 1991).
    \4\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from 
Japan, 53 FR 30454 (August 12, 1988).
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    On March 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of initiation 
of the fourth sunset reviews of these AD orders on brass sheet and 
strip \5\ from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \5\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 82 FR 
12438 (March 3, 2017) (Initiation).
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    The Department conducted these sunset reviews on an expedited 
basis, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), because it received a complete and adequate 
response from the domestic interested pastries, but no substantive 
responses from respondent interested parties. As a result of these 
expedited sunset reviews, the Department determined that revocation of 
the AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy, and 
Japan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and, 
therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to 
prevail should the orders be revoked.\6\
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    \6\ See Brass Sheet and Strip from France, Germany, Italy, and 
Japan: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 82 FR 31046 (July 5, 2017).
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    On October 19, 2017, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the 
Act, the ITC published a notice of its determination that revocation of 
the AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy, and 
Japan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material 
injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
foreseeable time.\7\
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    \7\ See Brass Sheet and Strip from France, Germany, Italy, and 
Japan; Determinations, 82 FR 48724 (October 19, 2017) and ITC 
Publication titled Brass Sheet and Strip from France, Germany, 
Italy, and Japan: Investigtion Nos. 731-TA-313-314, 317 and 379 
(Fourth Review) (October 2017).
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Scope of the Orders

    The product covered by the orders is brass sheet and strip, other 
than leaded and tinned brass sheet and strip, from France, Germany, 
Italy, and Japan. The chemical composition of the covered product is 
currently defined in the Copper Development Association (``C.D.A.'') 
200 Series or the Unified

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Numbering System (``U.N.S.'') C2000. The orders do not cover products 
the chemical compositions of which are defined by other C.D.A. or 
U.N.S. series. In physical dimensions, the product covered by the 
orders has a solid rectangular cross section over 0.006 inches (0.15 
millimeters) through 0.188 inches (4.8 millimeters) in finished 
thickness or gauge, regardless of width. Coiled, wound-on-reels 
(traverse wound), and cut-to-length products are included. The 
merchandise is currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (``HTSUS'') item numbers 7409.21.00 and 7409.29.00.
    Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the orders 
remains dispositive.

Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the AD orders would likely lead to 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 AD orders on brass 
sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash 
deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of 
subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of these orders 
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 these 
orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the 
effective date of continuation.
    These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: October 24, 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. 2017-23642 Filed 10-30-17; 8:45 am]
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