Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results, 57717-57718 [2017-26388]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 234 / Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Notices notification of the return/destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Dated: December 1, 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. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. List of Issues III. Background IV. Scope of the Order V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Classification of EP Sales as CEP Sales Comment 2: Using Lower of Cost Method or Market Rule for Overrun Production Costs Comment 3: The Department Should Correct Certain Clerical Errors in its Preliminary Results VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–26380 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–831] Fresh Garlic From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On September 19, 2017, the United States Court of International Trade (the CIT) entered final judgment sustaining the Department of Commerce’s (the Department) remand results pertaining to 19th antidumping duty administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for Hebei Golden Trading Co., Ltd. (Golden Bird) and Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd. (Xinboda), and certain non-examined separate rate companies. The Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results and partial rescission of the 19th sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Dec 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 antidumping duty administrative review, and that the Department has assigned Xinboda and other nonexamined separate rate companies Jinxiang Richfar Fruits & Vegetables Co, Ltd. (Jinxiang Richfar); Qingdao Lianghe International Trade Co., Ltd. (Qingdao Lianghe); Shandong Chenhe International Trading Co., Ltd. (Shandong Chenhe); and Weifang Hongqiao International Logistics Co., Ltd. (Weifang Hongqiao) a dumping margin of $2.19 per kilogram. DATES: Applicable September 29, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chien-Min Yang, 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) 482–5484. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 15, 2015, the Department published the Final Results pertaining to mandatory respondents Golden Bird and Jinxiang Hejia Co., Ltd. (Hejia), along with other exporters, including non-examined separate rate companies Xinboda, Jinxiang Richfar, Qingdao Lianghe, Shandong Chenhe, and Weifang Hongqiao.1 The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2012, through October 31, 2013. In the Final Results, the Department relied on total adverse facts available (AFA) with respect to Golden Bird and Hejia, and found Golden Bird and Hejia to be part of the PRC-wide entity.2 The Department assigned a rate of $1.82 per kilogram for Xinboda and the other nonexamined separate rate companies.3 On July 27, 2016, the CIT remanded for the Department to consider evidence on the record concerning Golden Bird’s independence from government control to determine whether the company is entitled to separate rate status.4 The Court ordered the Department to select a separate rate for the non-examined companies ‘‘by either employing a different reasonable method to calculate the separate rate, such as reopening the record to examine new mandatory respondents, reopening the record to 1 See Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of the 19th Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012–2013, 80 FR 34141 (June 15, 2015) (Final Results), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM). 2 See IDM. 3 Id. 4 See Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd., et al., v. United States, CIT Slip Op. 16–74, Consol. Ct. No. 15–00179 (July 27, 2016) (Garlic 19 Remand) at 30. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57717 collect information from which to calculate a reliable separate rate, or if it results in a non-punitive rate for separate respondents, adjusting the separate rate assigned based on the results of remand pursuant to {Fresh Garlic Producers Association v. United States, 180 F. Supp. 3d 1233 (CIT 2016), arising out of the eighteenth administrative review of the AD order on fresh garlic from the PRC (FGPA II)}.’’ 5 On April 28, 2017, the Department filed the Final Remand Results, continuing to find Golden Bird ineligible for a separate rate.6 For nonexamined separate companies, the Department determined that it would establish their rate by applying the updated separate rate determined in the remand of the 18th administrative review, pursuant to FGPA II.7 On July 17, 2017, the CIT sustained the Department’s Final Remand Results as to Golden Bird.8 On September 19, 2017, the CIT sustained the Department’s Final Remand Results as to the separate rate applied to nonexamined companies.9 Thus, the calculations performed with the new surrogate values resulted in a weightedaverage dumping margin of $2.19 per kilogram and was assigned to Xinboda, Jinxiang Richfar, Qingdao Lianghe, Shandong Chenhe, and Weifang Hongqiao. Timken Notice In its decision in Timken,10 as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,11 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that, pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department must publish a notice of a court decision that is not ‘‘in harmony’’ with a Department determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The CIT’s September 19, 2017, final judgment sustaining the Final Remand Results 5 Id. at 30–31. Memorandum to The File, ‘‘Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Remand: Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China, Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd., et al. v. United States, U.S. Court of International Trade, Consol. Ct. No. 15–00179, Slip Op. 16–74’’ (April 28, 2016). 7 Id. 8 See Hebei Golden Bird Trading Co., Ltd., et al., v. United States, CIT Slip Op. 17–86, Ct. No. 15– 00182 (July 17, 2017). 9 See Fresh Garlic Producers Association, et al., v. United States, CIT Slip Op. 17–127, Consol. Ct. No. 14–00180 (September 19, 2017) (Slip Op. 17– 127). 10 See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337, 341 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken). 11 See Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades). 6 See E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 57718 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 234 / Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Notices constitutes a final decision of the Court that is not in harmony with the Department’s Final Results.12 This notice is published in fulfillment of the Timken publication requirements. Amended Final Results Because there is now a final court decision, we are amending the Final Results with respect to the dumping margin calculated for Xinboda. Based on the Final Remand Results, as affirmed by the CIT, the revised dumping margin for Xinboda, from November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012, is $2.19 per kilogram. The $2.19 per kilogram dumping margin also applies to the following separate rate companies: Jinxiang Richfar, Qingdao Lianghe, Shandong Chenhe, and Weifang Hongqiao. Because the CIT’s ruling was not appealed, it represents a final and conclusive court decision, and the Department will instruct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on unliquidated entries of subject merchandise based on the revised dumping margins summarized above. Cash Deposit Requirements The Department will issue revised cash deposit instructions to CBP, adjusting the cash deposit rate for Jinxiang Richfar and Shandong Chenhe to $2.19/kg, effective September 29, 2017. The Department will not update the cash deposit requirements for Xinboda, Qingdao Lianghe, and Weifang Hongqiao as they each have laterdetermined rates from Fresh Garlic From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of the 21st Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015, 82 FR 27230 (June 14, 2017). Notification to Interested Parties sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(e)(1), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 4, 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. 2017–26388 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 12 See Final Results. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Dec 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–831] Fresh Garlic From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results, Preliminary Rescission, and Final Rescission, in Part, of the 22nd Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Reviews; 2015–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting the 22nd administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and two concurrent new shipper reviews. The period of review (POR) for the administrative and new shipper reviews is November 1, 2015, through October 31, 2016. The Department preliminarily determines that mandatory respondent, Shandong Jinxiang Zhengyang Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Zhengyang) sold subject merchandise to the United States at less than normal value (NV). We also preliminarily find that the review request made by the Coalition for Fair Trade in Garlic (the CFTG) was not valid, and accordingly have preliminarily rescinded the review with respect to seven companies, including the other mandatory respondent, Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co., Ltd. (Harmoni). The Department also preliminarily determines that the new shipper reviews respondents, Qingdao Joinseafoods Co., Ltd. and Join Food Ingredient Inc. (collectively, Join) and Zhengzhou Yudi Shengjin Agricultural Trade Co., Ltd. (Yudi), each made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 7, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Wallace or Alexander Cipolla, 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) 482–6251 or (202) 482–4956. AGENCY: Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order includes all grades of garlic, whole or separated into constituent cloves. Fresh garlic that are subject to the order are currently classified under the PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 0703.20.0010, 0703.20.0020, and 0703.20.0090. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive. For a full description of the scope of this order, please see ‘‘Scope of the Order’’ in the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.1 Partial Rescission of Administrative Review On January 13, 2017, the Department initiated a review of 35 companies in this administrative review.2 On April 13, 2017, review requests were timely withdrawn for six companies.3 In addition, as discussed in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, one of the companies for which the review request was timely rescinded is a part of the QTF-Entity, which submitted a separate rate application. Accordingly, this company remains subject to review. Moreover, the Department inadvertently initiated a review of one company without a request. The Department is, therefore, partially rescinding this administrative review with respect to the companies listed in Appendix I, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Preliminary Rescission of Administrative Review In addition, as discussed in depth at ‘‘Preliminary Rescission of Administrative Review’’ in the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum, the Department has preliminarily determined that the review request from the CFTG was invalid, and is preliminarily rescinding the administrative review with respect to the companies listed in Appendix II. Methodology The Department is conducting these reviews in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.214. Export prices were 1 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results, Preliminary Rescission, and Final Rescission, In Part, of the 2015–2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Reviews: Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China’’ (November 30, 2017) (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 4294 (January 13, 2017) (Initiation Notice). For a list of the 35 companies, see 82 FR 4296–4297. 3 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘22nd Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China— Petitioners’ Withdrawal of Certain Requests for Administrative Review,’’ (April 13, 2017). E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 234 (Thursday, December 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-831]


Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court 
Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and 
Notice of Amended Final Results

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On September 19, 2017, the United States Court of 
International Trade (the CIT) entered final judgment sustaining the 
Department of Commerce's (the Department) remand results pertaining to 
19th antidumping duty administrative review of the antidumping duty 
order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for 
Hebei Golden Trading Co., Ltd. (Golden Bird) and Shenzhen Xinboda 
Industrial Co., Ltd. (Xinboda), and certain non-examined separate rate 
companies. The Department is notifying the public that the final 
judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results and 
partial rescission of the 19th antidumping duty administrative review, 
and that the Department has assigned Xinboda and other non-examined 
separate rate companies Jinxiang Richfar Fruits & Vegetables Co, Ltd. 
(Jinxiang Richfar); Qingdao Lianghe International Trade Co., Ltd. 
(Qingdao Lianghe); Shandong Chenhe International Trading Co., Ltd. 
(Shandong Chenhe); and Weifang Hongqiao International Logistics Co., 
Ltd. (Weifang Hongqiao) a dumping margin of $2.19 per kilogram.

DATES: Applicable September 29, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chien-Min Yang, 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) 482-5484.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 15, 2015, the Department published the Final Results 
pertaining to mandatory respondents Golden Bird and Jinxiang Hejia Co., 
Ltd. (Hejia), along with other exporters, including non-examined 
separate rate companies Xinboda, Jinxiang Richfar, Qingdao Lianghe, 
Shandong Chenhe, and Weifang Hongqiao.\1\ The period of review (POR) is 
November 1, 2012, through October 31, 2013. In the Final Results, the 
Department relied on total adverse facts available (AFA) with respect 
to Golden Bird and Hejia, and found Golden Bird and Hejia to be part of 
the PRC-wide entity.\2\ The Department assigned a rate of $1.82 per 
kilogram for Xinboda and the other non-examined separate rate 
companies.\3\
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    \1\ See Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results and Partial Rescission of the 19th Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2012-2013, 80 FR 34141 (June 15, 2015) (Final 
Results), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM).
    \2\ See IDM.
    \3\ Id.
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    On July 27, 2016, the CIT remanded for the Department to consider 
evidence on the record concerning Golden Bird's independence from 
government control to determine whether the company is entitled to 
separate rate status.\4\ The Court ordered the Department to select a 
separate rate for the non-examined companies ``by either employing a 
different reasonable method to calculate the separate rate, such as 
reopening the record to examine new mandatory respondents, reopening 
the record to collect information from which to calculate a reliable 
separate rate, or if it results in a non-punitive rate for separate 
respondents, adjusting the separate rate assigned based on the results 
of remand pursuant to {Fresh Garlic Producers Association v. United 
States, 180 F. Supp. 3d 1233 (CIT 2016), arising out of the eighteenth 
administrative review of the AD order on fresh garlic from the PRC 
(FGPA II){time} .'' \5\
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    \4\ See Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd., et al., v. United 
States, CIT Slip Op. 16-74, Consol. Ct. No. 15-00179 (July 27, 2016) 
(Garlic 19 Remand) at 30.
    \5\ Id. at 30-31.
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    On April 28, 2017, the Department filed the Final Remand Results, 
continuing to find Golden Bird ineligible for a separate rate.\6\ For 
non-examined separate companies, the Department determined that it 
would establish their rate by applying the updated separate rate 
determined in the remand of the 18th administrative review, pursuant to 
FGPA II.\7\
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    \6\ See Memorandum to The File, ``Final Results of 
Redetermination Pursuant to Remand: Fresh Garlic from the People's 
Republic of China, Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd., et al. v. 
United States, U.S. Court of International Trade, Consol. Ct. No. 
15-00179, Slip Op. 16-74'' (April 28, 2016).
    \7\ Id.
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    On July 17, 2017, the CIT sustained the Department's Final Remand 
Results as to Golden Bird.\8\ On September 19, 2017, the CIT sustained 
the Department's Final Remand Results as to the separate rate applied 
to non-examined companies.\9\ Thus, the calculations performed with the 
new surrogate values resulted in a weighted-average dumping margin of 
$2.19 per kilogram and was assigned to Xinboda, Jinxiang Richfar, 
Qingdao Lianghe, Shandong Chenhe, and Weifang Hongqiao.
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    \8\ See Hebei Golden Bird Trading Co., Ltd., et al., v. United 
States, CIT Slip Op. 17-86, Ct. No. 15-00182 (July 17, 2017).
    \9\ See Fresh Garlic Producers Association, et al., v. United 
States, CIT Slip Op. 17-127, Consol. Ct. No. 14-00180 (September 19, 
2017) (Slip Op. 17-127).
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Timken Notice

    In its decision in Timken,\10\ as clarified by Diamond 
Sawblades,\11\ the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that, 
pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), the Department must publish a notice of a court decision that is 
not ``in harmony'' with a Department determination and must suspend 
liquidation of entries pending a ``conclusive'' court decision. The 
CIT's September 19, 2017, final judgment sustaining the Final Remand 
Results

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constitutes a final decision of the Court that is not in harmony with 
the Department's Final Results.\12\ This notice is published in 
fulfillment of the Timken publication requirements.
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    \10\ See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337, 341 (Fed. 
Cir. 1990) (Timken).
    \11\ See Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 
F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades).
    \12\ See Final Results.
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Amended Final Results

    Because there is now a final court decision, we are amending the 
Final Results with respect to the dumping margin calculated for 
Xinboda. Based on the Final Remand Results, as affirmed by the CIT, the 
revised dumping margin for Xinboda, from November 1, 2011, through 
October 31, 2012, is $2.19 per kilogram. The $2.19 per kilogram dumping 
margin also applies to the following separate rate companies: Jinxiang 
Richfar, Qingdao Lianghe, Shandong Chenhe, and Weifang Hongqiao.
    Because the CIT's ruling was not appealed, it represents a final 
and conclusive court decision, and the Department will instruct Customs 
and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on 
unliquidated entries of subject merchandise based on the revised 
dumping margins summarized above.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The Department will issue revised cash deposit instructions to CBP, 
adjusting the cash deposit rate for Jinxiang Richfar and Shandong 
Chenhe to $2.19/kg, effective September 29, 2017. The Department will 
not update the cash deposit requirements for Xinboda, Qingdao Lianghe, 
and Weifang Hongqiao as they each have later-determined rates from 
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and 
Partial Rescission of the 21st Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2014-2015, 82 FR 27230 (June 14, 2017).

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
516A(e)(1), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 4, 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. 2017-26388 Filed 12-6-17; 8:45 am]
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