Pure Magnesium in Granular Form From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 1017-1018 [2018-00185]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–864] Pure Magnesium in Granular Form From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on pure magnesium in granular form from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the dumping margins identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable January 9, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Degreenia, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6430. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES On September 6, 2017, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the third sunset review of the antidumping duty order 1 on pure magnesium in granular form from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On September 18, 2017, Commerce received notice of intent to participate on behalf of US Magnesium LLC (US Magnesium), within the applicable deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 US Magnesium claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a manufacturer of pure magnesium in granular form in the United States.4 On October 2, 2017, Commerce received a complete substantive response from the domestic interested party within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the People’s Republic of China, 66 FR 57936 (November 19, 2001) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 82 FR 42073 (September 6, 2017). 3 See letter from US Magnesium, ‘‘Third FiveYear (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order On Pure Magnesium in Granular Form From The People’s Republic Of China/US Magnesium’s Notice Of Intent To Participate,’’ dated September 18, 2017. 4 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Jan 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 351.218(d)(3)(i).5 We received no substantive response from a respondent interested party in this proceeding. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C), Commerce conducted an expedited, 120-day, sunset review of this Order. Scope of the Order There is an existing antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from the People’s Republic of China.6 The scope of this Order excludes pure magnesium that is already covered by the existing Order on pure magnesium in ingot form, and currently classifiable under item numbers 8104.11.00 and 8104.19.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The scope of this order includes imports of pure magnesium products, regardless of chemistry, including, without limitation, raspings, granules, turnings, chips, powder, and briquettes, except as noted above. Pure magnesium includes: (1) Products that contain at least 99.95 percent primary magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as ‘‘ultra pure’’ magnesium); (2) products that contain less than 99.95 percent but not less than 99.8 percent primary magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as ‘‘pure’’ magnesium); (3) chemical combinations of pure magnesium and other material(s) in which the pure magnesium content is 50 percent or greater, but less than 99.8 percent, by weight, that do not conform to an ‘‘ASTM Specification for Magnesium Alloy’’ 7 (generally referred to as ‘‘off specification pure’’ magnesium); and (4) physical mixtures of pure magnesium and other material(s) in which the pure magnesium content is 50 percent or greater, but less than 99.8 percent, by weight. Excluded from this Order are mixtures containing 90 percent or less pure magnesium by weight and one or more of certain nonmagnesium granular materials to make magnesium-based reagent mixtures. The non-magnesium granular materials of which Commerce is aware used to make 5 See letter from US Magnesium, ‘‘Third Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the People’s Republic of China/Response of US Magnesium LLC to the Notice of Initiation,’’ dated October 2, 2017 (US Magnesium’s Substantive Response). 6 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Pure Magnesium from the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation and Ukraine; Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Pure Magnesium from the Russian Federation, 60 FR 25691 (May 12, 1995). 7 The meaning of this term is the same as that used by the American Society for Testing and Materials in its Annual Book of ASTM Standards: Volume 01.02 Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1017 such excluded reagents are: Lime, calcium metal, calcium silicon, calcium carbide, calcium carbonate, carbon, slag coagulants, fluorspar, nephaline syenite, feldspar, aluminum, alumina (Al2O3), calcium aluminate, soda ash, hydrocarbons, graphite, coke, silicon, rare earth metals/mischmetal, cryolite, silica/fly ash, magnesium oxide, periclase, ferroalloys, dolomitic lime, and colemanite. A party importing a magnesium-based reagent which includes one or more materials not on this list is required to seek a scope clarification from Commerce before such a mixture may be imported free of antidumping duties. The merchandise subject to this Order is currently classifiable under item 8104.30.00 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this Order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.8 The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Order was revoked. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review Pursuant to section 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the AD Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be 8 See Commerce’s memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 1018 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / Notices weighted-average dumping margins up to 305.56 percent. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 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 violation which is subject to sanction. This sunset review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 3, 2018. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–00185 Filed 1–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–979] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2015–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2015, through November 30, 2016. The administrative review covers one mandatory respondent: the collapsed entity Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./ Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science and Technology Co., Ltd./Yancheng Trina Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd./ Changzhou Trina Solar Yabang Energy Co., Ltd./Turpan Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./Hubei Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd., which we have preliminarily determined to treat as a single entity with Trina Solar (Hefei) Science and sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Jan 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 Technology Co., Ltd (Trina). Commerce preliminarily finds that Trina sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable January 9, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krisha Hill, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4037. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates, and panels, consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels and building integrated materials.1 Merchandise covered by this order is classifiable under subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.80, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, and 8501.31.8000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments We preliminarily determine that there is no evidence calling into question the no shipment claims of the following companies: De-Tech Trading Limited HK, Dongguan Sunworth Solar Energy Co., Ltd., Jiawei Solarchina Co., Ltd., Ningbo ETDZ Holdings, Ltd., Shenzhen Sungold Solar Co., Ltd., Taizhou BD Trade Co., Ltd., Toenergy Technology Hangzhou Co., Ltd., and Wuxi Tianran Photovoltaic Co., Ltd. For additional information regarding this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Consistent with an announced refinement to its assessment practice in non-market economy (NME) cases, Commerce is not rescinding this review with respect to these companies, but intends to complete the review of the 1 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see DOC Memorandum re: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2015–2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or not Assembled into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China, issued concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 companies for which it has preliminarily found no evidence of shipments and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.2 Preliminary Affiliation and Single Entity Determination We preliminarily find that Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science and Technology Co., Ltd./Yancheng Trina Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd./Changzhou Trina Solar Yabang Energy Co., Ltd./Turpan Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./Hubei Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. (Trina), which we have preliminarily continued to treat as a single entity, is affiliated with Trina Solar (Hefei) Science and Technology Co., Ltd., pursuant to section 771(33)(F) of the Tariff Act of 103 (the Act) and all of these companies should be treated as a single entity pursuant to 19 CFR 351.401(f)(1)-(2). For additional information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum and Trina Collapsing Memorandum.3 Use of Partial Facts Available (FA) and Partial Adverse Facts Available (AFA) Section 776(a) of the Act provides that Commerce shall apply FA if (1) necessary information is not on the record, or (2) an interested party or any other person (A) withholds information that has been requested, (B) fails to provide information within the deadlines established, or in the form and manner requested by Commerce, subject to subsections (c)(1) and (e) of section 782 of the Act, (C) significantly impedes a proceeding, or (D) provides information that cannot be verified as provided by section 782(i) of the Act. Section 776(b) of the Act further provides that Commerce may use an adverse inference in applying FA (i.e., AFA) when a party has failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability to comply with a request for information. Such an adverse inference may include reliance on information derived from the petition, the final determination, a previous 2 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694–95 (October 24, 2011) and the ‘‘Assessment Rates’’ section, below. 3 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum under the ‘‘Single Entity Treatment’’ section; see also DOC Memorandum: Affiliation and Single Entity Status of Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd., Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science and Technology Co., Ltd., Yancheng Trina Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd., Changzhou Trina Solar Yabang Energy Co., Ltd., Turpan Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd., Hubei Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd., and Trina Solar (Hefei) Science and Technology Co., Ltd., issued concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Trina Collapsing Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 9, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1017-1018]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-864]


Pure Magnesium in Granular Form From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce 
(Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on 
pure magnesium in granular form from the People's Republic of China 
(China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
dumping at the dumping margins identified in the ``Final Results of 
Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable January 9, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Degreenia, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6430.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On September 6, 2017, Commerce published the notice of initiation 
of the third sunset review of the antidumping duty order \1\ on pure 
magnesium in granular form from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On September 18, 2017, 
Commerce received notice of intent to participate on behalf of US 
Magnesium LLC (US Magnesium), within the applicable deadline specified 
in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ US Magnesium claimed interested party 
status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a manufacturer of pure 
magnesium in granular form in the United States.\4\ On October 2, 2017, 
Commerce received a complete substantive response from the domestic 
interested party within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i).\5\ We received no substantive response from a 
respondent interested party in this proceeding. As a result, pursuant 
to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C), Commerce conducted an expedited, 120-
day, sunset review of this Order.
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Pure Magnesium in Granular Form 
from the People's Republic of China, 66 FR 57936 (November 19, 2001) 
(Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 82 FR 42073 
(September 6, 2017).
    \3\ See letter from US Magnesium, ``Third Five-Year (``Sunset'') 
Review of Antidumping Duty Order On Pure Magnesium in Granular Form 
From The People's Republic Of China/US Magnesium's Notice Of Intent 
To Participate,'' dated September 18, 2017.
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ See letter from US Magnesium, ``Third Five-year (``Sunset'') 
Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Pure Magnesium in Granular 
Form from the People's Republic of China/Response of US Magnesium 
LLC to the Notice of Initiation,'' dated October 2, 2017 (US 
Magnesium's Substantive Response).
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Scope of the Order

    There is an existing antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from 
the People's Republic of China.\6\ The scope of this Order excludes 
pure magnesium that is already covered by the existing Order on pure 
magnesium in ingot form, and currently classifiable under item numbers 
8104.11.00 and 8104.19.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS).
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    \6\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Pure Magnesium from 
the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation and Ukraine; 
Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Pure Magnesium from the 
Russian Federation, 60 FR 25691 (May 12, 1995).
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    The scope of this order includes imports of pure magnesium 
products, regardless of chemistry, including, without limitation, 
raspings, granules, turnings, chips, powder, and briquettes, except as 
noted above.
    Pure magnesium includes: (1) Products that contain at least 99.95 
percent primary magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as ``ultra 
pure'' magnesium); (2) products that contain less than 99.95 percent 
but not less than 99.8 percent primary magnesium, by weight (generally 
referred to as ``pure'' magnesium); (3) chemical combinations of pure 
magnesium and other material(s) in which the pure magnesium content is 
50 percent or greater, but less than 99.8 percent, by weight, that do 
not conform to an ``ASTM Specification for Magnesium Alloy'' \7\ 
(generally referred to as ``off specification pure'' magnesium); and 
(4) physical mixtures of pure magnesium and other material(s) in which 
the pure magnesium content is 50 percent or greater, but less than 99.8 
percent, by weight. Excluded from this Order are mixtures containing 90 
percent or less pure magnesium by weight and one or more of certain 
non-magnesium granular materials to make magnesium-based reagent 
mixtures. The non-magnesium granular materials of which Commerce is 
aware used to make such excluded reagents are: Lime, calcium metal, 
calcium silicon, calcium carbide, calcium carbonate, carbon, slag 
coagulants, fluorspar, nephaline syenite, feldspar, aluminum, alumina 
(Al2O3), calcium aluminate, soda ash, hydrocarbons, graphite, coke, 
silicon, rare earth metals/mischmetal, cryolite, silica/fly ash, 
magnesium oxide, periclase, ferroalloys, dolomitic lime, and 
colemanite. A party importing a magnesium-based reagent which includes 
one or more materials not on this list is required to seek a scope 
clarification from Commerce before such a mixture may be imported free 
of antidumping duties.
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    \7\ The meaning of this term is the same as that used by the 
American Society for Testing and Materials in its Annual Book of 
ASTM Standards: Volume 01.02 Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys.
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    The merchandise subject to this Order is currently classifiable 
under item 8104.30.00 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheading is 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description 
of the scope of this Order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.\8\ The 
issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the 
likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude 
of the margins likely to prevail if the Order was revoked. The Issues 
and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 
electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and 
to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main 
Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum 
and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.
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    \8\ See Commerce's memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum 
for the Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the 
People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with this notice 
(Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to section 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, 
Commerce determines that revocation of the AD Order would be likely to 
lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude 
of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be

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weighted-average dumping margins up to 305.56 percent.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
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 violation which is 
subject to sanction.
    This sunset review and notice are in accordance with sections 
751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

     Dated: January 3, 2018.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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