Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order: Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China, 51394 [2017-24071]

Download as PDF 51394 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / Notices Dated: October 31, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. History of the Orders V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Margins Likely To Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Reviews VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–24074 Filed 11–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–831] Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order: Fresh Garlic From the People’s Republic of China Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Department) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order (AD Order) on fresh garlic from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) 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 for this AD Order. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable November 6, 2017. Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 16, 1994, the Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register the AD Order on VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:48 Nov 03, 2017 Jkt 244001 fresh garlic from the PRC.1 On April 3, 2017, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of its fourth five-year (sunset) review of the AD Order on fresh garlic from the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 The Department conducted this sunset review 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, timely, and adequate response from a domestic interested party but no substantive responses from respondent interested parties. As a result of this sunset review, the Department determined that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked.3 On October 24, 2017, the ITC published its determination that revocation of the AD Order on fresh garlic would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, pursuant to section 751(C) of the Act.4 Scope of the Order The products subject to the AD Order are all grades of garlic, whole or separated into constituent cloves, whether or not peeled, fresh, chilled, frozen, provisionally preserved, or packed in water or other neutral substance, but not prepared or preserved by the addition of other ingredients or heat processing. The differences between grades are based on color, size, sheathing, and level of decay. The scope of the AD Order does not include the following: (a) Garlic that has been mechanically harvested and that is primarily, but not exclusively, destined for non-fresh use; or (b) garlic that has been specially prepared and cultivated prior to planting and then harvested and otherwise prepared for use as seed. The subject merchandise is used principally as a food product and for seasoning. The subject garlic is currently classifiable under subheadings 0703.20.0000, 0703.20.0005, 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China, 59 FR 59209 (November 16, 1994). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 82 FR 16159 (April 3, 2017). 3 See Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Fourth Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 82 FR 36752 (August 7, 2017) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 4 See Fresh Garlic from China, 82 FR 49230 (October 24, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 0703.20.0015, 0703.20,0010, 0703.20.0020, 0703.20.0090, 0710.80.7060, 0710.80.9750, 0711.90.6000, 0711.90.6500, 2005.90.9500, 2005.90.9700 and 2005.99.9700 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. In order to be excluded from the AD Order garlic entered under the HTSUS subheadings listed above that is (1) mechanically harvested and primarily, but not exclusively, destined for nonfresh use or (2) specially prepared and cultivated prior to planting and then harvested and otherwise prepared for use as seed must be accompanied by declarations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to that effect. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD 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 AD Order on fresh garlic from the PRC. CBP will continue to collect antidumping duty 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 this order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of the notice of continuation of the AD Order on fresh garlic. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the sunset review of this order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. The sunset review 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 31, 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. 2017–24071 Filed 11–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 213 (Monday, November 6, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-831]


Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order: Fresh Garlic From the 
People's Republic of China

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) and the U.S. 
International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that revocation of the 
antidumping duty order (AD Order) on fresh garlic from the People's 
Republic of China (PRC) 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 for this AD Order.

DATES: Applicable November 6, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On November 16, 1994, the Department of Commerce published in the 
Federal Register the AD Order on fresh garlic from the PRC.\1\ On April 
3, 2017, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of 
initiation of its fourth five-year (sunset) review of the AD Order on 
fresh garlic from the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Fresh Garlic from the People's 
Republic of China, 59 FR 59209 (November 16, 1994).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 82 FR 
16159 (April 3, 2017).
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    The Department conducted this sunset review 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, timely, and 
adequate response from a domestic interested party but no substantive 
responses from respondent interested parties. As a result of this 
sunset review, the Department determined that revocation of the AD 
order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, 
therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to 
prevail should the order be revoked.\3\
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    \3\ See Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of Fourth Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty 
Order, 82 FR 36752 (August 7, 2017) and accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.
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    On October 24, 2017, the ITC published its determination that 
revocation of the AD Order on fresh garlic would likely lead to a 
continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the 
United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, pursuant to section 
751(C) of the Act.\4\
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    \4\ See Fresh Garlic from China, 82 FR 49230 (October 24, 2017).
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Scope of the Order

    The products subject to the AD Order are all grades of garlic, 
whole or separated into constituent cloves, whether or not peeled, 
fresh, chilled, frozen, provisionally preserved, or packed in water or 
other neutral substance, but not prepared or preserved by the addition 
of other ingredients or heat processing. The differences between grades 
are based on color, size, sheathing, and level of decay.
    The scope of the AD Order does not include the following: (a) 
Garlic that has been mechanically harvested and that is primarily, but 
not exclusively, destined for non-fresh use; or (b) garlic that has 
been specially prepared and cultivated prior to planting and then 
harvested and otherwise prepared for use as seed.
    The subject merchandise is used principally as a food product and 
for seasoning. The subject garlic is currently classifiable under 
subheadings 0703.20.0000, 0703.20.0005, 0703.20.0015, 0703.20,0010, 
0703.20.0020, 0703.20.0090, 0710.80.7060, 0710.80.9750, 0711.90.6000, 
0711.90.6500, 2005.90.9500, 2005.90.9700 and 2005.99.9700 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. In 
order to be excluded from the AD Order garlic entered under the HTSUS 
subheadings listed above that is (1) mechanically harvested and 
primarily, but not exclusively, destined for non-fresh use or (2) 
specially prepared and cultivated prior to planting and then harvested 
and otherwise prepared for use as seed must be accompanied by 
declarations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to that 
effect.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the AD 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 AD Order on fresh 
garlic from the PRC.
    CBP will continue to collect antidumping duty 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 this order will 
be the date of publication in the Federal Register of the notice of 
continuation of the AD Order on fresh garlic. Pursuant to section 
751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the sunset 
review of this order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth 
anniversary of the effective date of continuation.
    The sunset review 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 31, 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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