Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 19047-19050 [2018-09152]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 1, 2018 / Notices FCE’s proposed amendment would result in the following list of Members under the Certificate: Egan Fruit Packing, LLC, Ft. Pierce, Florida Golden River Fruit Co., Vero Beach, Florida Hogan and Sons, Inc., Vero Beach, Florida Indian River Exchange Packers, Inc., Vero Beach, Florida Leroy E. Smith’s Sons, Inc., Vero Beach, Florida The Packers of lndian River, Ltd., Ft. Pierce, Florida Premier Citrus Marketing, LLC, Vero Beach, Florida River One International Marketing, Inc., Vero Beach, Florida Riverfront Packing Co. LLC, Vero Beach, Florida Seald Sweet LLC, Vero Beach, Florida Dated: April 26, 2018. Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2018–09149 Filed 4–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Surveys for User Satisfaction, Impact and Needs International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at PRAcomment@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Joe Carter—Office of Strategic Planning, 1999 Broadway— Suite 2205, Denver, CO 80220, (303) 844–5656, joe.carter@trade.gov. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The International Trade Administration provides a multitude of international trade related programs to help U.S. businesses. These programs include information products, services, and trade events. To accomplish its mission effectively, ITA needs ongoing feedback on its programs. This information collection item allows ITA to solicit clients’ opinions about the use of ITA products, services, and trade events. To promote optimal use and provide focused and effective improvements to ITA programs, we are requesting approval for this clearance package; including: Use of Comment Cards (i.e. transactional-based surveys) to collect feedback immediately after ITA assistance is provided to clients; use of annual surveys (i.e. relationshipbased surveys) to gauge overall satisfaction, impact and needs for clients with ITA assistance provided over a period time; use of multiple data collection methods (i.e. web-enabled surveys sent via email, telephone interviews, automated telephone surveys, and in-person surveys via mobile devices/laptops/tablets at trade events/shows) to enable clients to conveniently respond to requests for feedback; and a forecast of burden hours. Without this information, ITA is unable to systematically determine the actual and relative levels of performance for its programs and products/services and to provide clear, actionable insights for managerial intervention. This information will be used for program evaluation and improvement, strategic planning, allocation of resources and stakeholder reporting. II. Method of Collection The International Trade Administration is seeking approval for the following data collection methods to provide flexibility in conducting customer satisfaction surveys and to reduce the burden on respondents: (1) An email message delivering a hot link to a web enabled survey with an email reminder sent if the client does not respond to the survey within two weeks; (2) a telephone survey/interview; and (3) a web-enabled survey conducted inperson at trade shows/events via a laptop, tablet or mobile phone so participants can immediately respond without having to provide their email address. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0275. Form Number(s): ITA–XXXX. Type of Review: Regular. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19047 Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; and Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000. Estimated Time per Response: 5–30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,000 hours. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–09119 Filed 4–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. AGENCY: Background Each year during the anniversary month of the publication of an antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended investigation, an interested party, as E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 19048 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 1, 2018 / Notices defined in section 771(9) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), may request, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213, that the Department of Commerce (Commerce) conduct an administrative review of that antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended investigation. All deadlines for the submission of comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting date. Respondent Selection In the event Commerce limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to requests made for the orders identified below, Commerce intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We intend to release the CBP data under Administrative Protective Order (APO) to all parties having an APO within five days of publication of the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 21 days of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Therefore, we encourage all parties interested in commenting on respondent selection to submit their APO applications on the date of publication of the initiation notice, or as soon thereafter as possible. Commerce invites comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection within five days of placement of the CBP data on the record of the review. In the event Commerce decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act: In general, Commerce finds that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be ‘‘collapsed’’ (i.e., treated as a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, Commerce will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of a review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping proceeding (i.e., investigation, administrative review, new shipper review or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to a review, if Commerce determined, or continued to treat, that company as collapsed with others, Commerce will assume that such companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, Commerce will not collapse companies for purposes of respondent selection. Parties are requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which they were collapsed. Further, if companies are requested to complete a Quantity and Value Questionnaire for purposes of respondent selection, in general each company must report volume and value data separately for itself. Parties should not include data for any other party, even if they believe they should be treated as a single entity with that other party. If a company was collapsed with another company or companies in the most recently completed segment of a proceeding where Commerce considered collapsing that entity, complete quantity and value data for that collapsed entity must be submitted. Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that requests a review may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The regulation provides that Commerce may extend this time if it is reasonable to do so. In order to provide parties additional certainty with respect to when Commerce will exercise its discretion to extend this 90-day deadline, interested parties are advised that, with regard to reviews requested on the basis of anniversary months on or after May 2018, Commerce does not intend to extend the 90-day deadline unless the requestor demonstrates that an extraordinary circumstance prevented it from submitting a timely withdrawal request. Determinations by Commerce to extend the 90-day deadline will be made on a case-by-case basis. Commerce is providing this notice on its website, as well as in its ‘‘Opportunity to Request Administrative Review’’ notices, so that interested parties will be aware of the manner in which Commerce intends to exercise its discretion in the future. Correction In the Opportunity to Request Administrative Review Notice that published on December 4, 2017 (82 FR 57219) Commerce listed the incorrect case number for Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from Pakistan. The correct case number is A– 535–903. Opportunity to Request a Review: Not later than the last day of May 2018,1 interested parties may request administrative review of the following orders, findings, or suspended investigations, with anniversary dates in May for the following periods: amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Period of review Antidumping Duty Proceedings AUSTRIA: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate, A–433–812 ............................................................................... BELGIUM: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate, A–423–812 ............................................................................... Stainless Steel Plate in Coil, A–423–808 .................................................................................................................... BRAZIL: Iron Construction Castings, A–351–503 ............................................................................................................... CANADA: Citric Acid and Citrate Salt, A–122–853 ............................................................................................................ Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, A–122–855 ........................................................................................................... FRANCE: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate, A–427–828 ................................................................................ GERMANY: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate, A–429–844 ............................................................................. INDIA: Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, A–533–861 ...................................................................................................... Silicomanganese, A–533–823 ...................................................................................................................................... Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes, A–533–502 ..................................................................... INDONESIA: Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags, A–560–822 .............................................................................................. ITALY: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate, A–475–834 ..................................................................................... JAPAN: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate, A–588–875 ................................................................................... 1 Or the next business day, if the deadline falls on a weekend, federal holiday or any other day when the Commerce is closed. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 11/14/16–4/30/18 11/14/16–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 11/14/16–4/30/18 11/14/16–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 11/14/16–4/30/18 11/14/16–4/30/18 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 1, 2018 / Notices 19049 Period of review 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 11/14/16–4/30/18 11/1/16–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 11/14/16–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 11/4/16–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 5/1/17–4/30/18 Countervailing Duty Proceedings BRAZIL: Iron Construction Castings, C–351–504 ............................................................................................................... INDIA: Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, C–533–862 ...................................................................................................... REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate, C–580–888 ......................................................... SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM: Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags, C–552–805 .................................................... SOUTH AFRICA: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils, C–791–806 ............................................................................................ THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphoshonic Acid (Hedp), C–570–046 ..................... Aluminum Extrusions, C–570–968 ............................................................................................................................... Citric Acid and Citrate Salt, C–570–938 ...................................................................................................................... Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, C–570–025 ........................................................................................................... amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Diffusion-Annealed Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products, A–588–869 ................................................................. Gray Portland Cement and Cement Clinker, A–588–815 ............................................................................................ KAZAKHSTAN: Silicomanganese, A–834–807 ................................................................................................................... OMAN: Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, A–523–810 ..................................................................................................... REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate, A–580–887 ......................................................... Ferrovanadium, A–580–886 ......................................................................................................................................... Polyester Staple Fiber, A–580–839 ............................................................................................................................. SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM: Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags, A–552–806 .................................................... SOUTH AFRICA: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils, A–791–805 ............................................................................................. TAIWAN: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate, A–583–858 ................................................................................. Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes, A–583–008 ........................................................................ Polyester Staple Fiber, A–583–833 ............................................................................................................................. Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags, A–583–843 ............................................................................................................. Stainless Steel Plate in Coil, A–583–830 .................................................................................................................... Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents, A–583–848 ....................................................................................................... THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphoshonic Acid (Hedp), A–570–045 ..................... Aluminum Extrusions, A–570–967 ............................................................................................................................... Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe, A–570- 935 .................................................................................... Citric Acid and Citrate Salt, A–570–937 ...................................................................................................................... Iron Construction Castings, A–570–502 ...................................................................................................................... Oil Country Tubular Goods, A–570–943 ...................................................................................................................... Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, A–570–024 ........................................................................................................... Pure Magnesium, A–570–832 ...................................................................................................................................... Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents, A–570–972 ....................................................................................................... TURKEY: Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes, A–489–501 ........................................................................... Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube, A–489–815 ................................................................................................ UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Steel Nails, A–520–804 ......................................................................................................... VENEZUELA: Silicomanganese, A–307–820 ..................................................................................................................... 1/1/17–12/31/17 1/1/17–12/31/17 9/14/16–12/31/17 1/1/17–12/31/17 1/1/17–12/31/17 9/8/16–12/31/17 1/1/17–12/31/17 1/1/17–12/31/17 1/1/17–12/31/17 Suspension Agreements None. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), an interested party as defined by section 771(9) of the Act may request in writing that the Secretary conduct an administrative review. For both antidumping and countervailing duty reviews, the interested party must specify the individual producers or exporters covered by an antidumping finding or an antidumping or countervailing duty order or suspension agreement for which it is requesting a review. In addition, a domestic interested party or an interested party described in section 771(9)(B) of the Act must state why it desires the Secretary to review those particular producers or exporters. If the interested party intends for the Secretary to review sales of merchandise by an exporter (or a producer if that producer also exports merchandise from other suppliers) which was produced in more than one country of origin and each country of origin is subject to a separate order, then the interested party must state specifically, on an order-by-order basis, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 which exporter(s) the request is intended to cover. Note that, for any party Commerce was unable to locate in prior segments, Commerce will not accept a request for an administrative review of that party absent new information as to the party’s location. Moreover, if the interested party who files a request for review is unable to locate the producer or exporter for which it requested the review, the interested party must provide an explanation of the attempts it made to locate the producer or exporter at the same time it files its request for review, in order for the Secretary to determine if the interested party’s attempts were reasonable, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.303(f)(3)(ii). As explained in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003), and NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011), Commerce clarified its practice with respect to the collection of final antidumping duties PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on imports of merchandise where intermediate firms are involved. The public should be aware of this clarification in determining whether to request an administrative review of merchandise subject to antidumping findings and orders.2 Commerce no longer considers the non-market economy (NME) entity as an exporter conditionally subject to an antidumping duty administrative reviews.3 Accordingly, the NME entity will not be under review unless Commerce specifically receives a request for, or self-initiates, a review of the NME entity.4 In administrative reviews of antidumping duty orders on 2 See also the Enforcement and Compliance website at http://trade.gov/enforcement/. 3 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). 4 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), parties should specify that they are requesting a review of entries from exporters comprising the entity, and to the extent possible, include the names of such exporters in their request. E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 19050 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 1, 2018 / Notices merchandise from NME countries where a review of the NME entity has not been initiated, but where an individual exporter for which a review was initiated does not qualify for a separate rate, Commerce will issue a final decision indicating that the company in question is part of the NME entity. However, in that situation, because no review of the NME entity was conducted, the NME entity’s entries were not subject to the review and the rate for the NME entity is not subject to change as a result of that review (although the rate for the individual exporter may change as a function of the finding that the exporter is part of the NME entity). Following initiation of an antidumping administrative review when there is no review requested of the NME entity, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate entries for all exporters not named in the initiation notice, including those that were suspended at the NME entity rate. All requests must be filed electronically in Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS) on Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS website at http://access.trade.gov.5 Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(l)(i), a copy of each request must be served on the petitioner and each exporter or producer specified in the request. Commerce will publish in the Federal Register a notice of ‘‘Initiation of Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation’’ for requests received by the last day of May 2018. If Commerce does not receive, by the last day of May 2018, a request for review of entries covered by an order, finding, or suspended investigation listed in this notice and for the period identified above, Commerce will instruct CBP to assess antidumping or countervailing duties on those entries at a rate equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping or countervailing duties required on those entries at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit previously ordered. For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the relevant 5 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 provisional-measures ‘‘gap’’ period of the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the period of review. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: April 24, 2018. James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2018–09152 Filed 4–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–071] Sodium Gluconate, Gluconic Acid, and Derivative Products From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the LessThan-Fair-Value Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable May 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok at (202) 482–4162; Stephen Bailey at (202) 482–0193, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 20, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, and derivative products from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than May 14, 2018. Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the 1 See Sodium Gluconate, Gluconic Acid, and Derivative Products from France and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-FairValue Investigations, 83 FR 516 (January 4, 2018) (Initiation Notice). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner 2 makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, and determines that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated such that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On April 4, 2018, the petitioner submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determination in the LTFV investigation.3 The petitioner stated that it requests the postponement in order to provide Commerce with sufficient time to develop the record in this proceeding through additional questionnaires and gather information from the interested parties on the surrogate values used to value the mandatory respondents’ factors of production.4 For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determination no later than July 2, 2018.5 In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination of this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later date. 2 The petitioner is PMP Fermentation Products, Inc. 3 See Letter from the petitioner titled ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation of Sodium Gluconate, Gluconic Acid, and Derivative Products from the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated April 4, 2018. 4 Id. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 23, 2018. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 3 days. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, as Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 84 (Tuesday, May 1, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19047-19050]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09152]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended 
Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review

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


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD 
Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-
4735.

Background

    Each year during the anniversary month of the publication of an 
antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended 
investigation, an interested party, as

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defined in section 771(9) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), may request, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213, that the 
Department of Commerce (Commerce) conduct an administrative review of 
that antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended 
investigation.
    All deadlines for the submission of comments or actions by Commerce 
discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the 
applicable starting date.

Respondent Selection

    In the event Commerce limits the number of respondents for 
individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to 
requests made for the orders identified below, Commerce intends to 
select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We intend to release 
the CBP data under Administrative Protective Order (APO) to all parties 
having an APO within five days of publication of the initiation notice 
and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 21 days 
of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Therefore, we 
encourage all parties interested in commenting on respondent selection 
to submit their APO applications on the date of publication of the 
initiation notice, or as soon thereafter as possible. Commerce invites 
comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection within five 
days of placement of the CBP data on the record of the review.
    In the event Commerce decides it is necessary to limit individual 
examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under 
section 777A(c)(2) of the Act:
    In general, Commerce finds that determinations concerning whether 
particular companies should be ``collapsed'' (i.e., treated as a single 
entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a 
substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often 
require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, Commerce will 
not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of a 
review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection 
phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain 
companies in a previous segment of this antidumping proceeding (i.e., 
investigation, administrative review, new shipper review or changed 
circumstances review). For any company subject to a review, if Commerce 
determined, or continued to treat, that company as collapsed with 
others, Commerce will assume that such companies continue to operate in 
the same manner and will collapse them for respondent selection 
purposes. Otherwise, Commerce will not collapse companies for purposes 
of respondent selection. Parties are requested to (a) identify which 
companies subject to review previously were collapsed, and (b) provide 
a citation to the proceeding in which they were collapsed. Further, if 
companies are requested to complete a Quantity and Value Questionnaire 
for purposes of respondent selection, in general each company must 
report volume and value data separately for itself. Parties should not 
include data for any other party, even if they believe they should be 
treated as a single entity with that other party. If a company was 
collapsed with another company or companies in the most recently 
completed segment of a proceeding where Commerce considered collapsing 
that entity, complete quantity and value data for that collapsed entity 
must be submitted.

Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that requests a review 
may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of publication of 
the notice of initiation of the requested review. The regulation 
provides that Commerce may extend this time if it is reasonable to do 
so. In order to provide parties additional certainty with respect to 
when Commerce will exercise its discretion to extend this 90-day 
deadline, interested parties are advised that, with regard to reviews 
requested on the basis of anniversary months on or after May 2018, 
Commerce does not intend to extend the 90-day deadline unless the 
requestor demonstrates that an extraordinary circumstance prevented it 
from submitting a timely withdrawal request. Determinations by Commerce 
to extend the 90-day deadline will be made on a case-by-case basis.
    Commerce is providing this notice on its website, as well as in its 
``Opportunity to Request Administrative Review'' notices, so that 
interested parties will be aware of the manner in which Commerce 
intends to exercise its discretion in the future.

Correction

    In the Opportunity to Request Administrative Review Notice that 
published on December 4, 2017 (82 FR 57219) Commerce listed the 
incorrect case number for Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe 
from Pakistan. The correct case number is A-535-903.
    Opportunity to Request a Review: Not later than the last day of May 
2018,\1\ interested parties may request administrative review of the 
following orders, findings, or suspended investigations, with 
anniversary dates in May for the following periods:
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    \1\ Or the next business day, if the deadline falls on a 
weekend, federal holiday or any other day when the Commerce is 
closed.

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AUSTRIA: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length           11/14/16-4/30/18
 Plate, A-433-812..............................
BELGIUM: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length           11/14/16-4/30/18
 Plate, A-423-812..............................
    Stainless Steel Plate in Coil, A-423-808...           5/1/17-4/30/18
BRAZIL: Iron Construction Castings, A-351-503..           5/1/17-4/30/18
CANADA: Citric Acid and Citrate Salt, A-122-853           5/1/17-4/30/18
    Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, A-122-855           5/1/17-4/30/18
FRANCE: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length            11/14/16-4/30/18
 Plate, A-427-828..............................
GERMANY: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length           11/14/16-4/30/18
 Plate, A-429-844..............................
INDIA: Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, A-533-           5/1/17-4/30/18
 861...........................................
    Silicomanganese, A-533-823.................           5/1/17-4/30/18
    Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes            5/1/17-4/30/18
     and Tubes, A-533-502......................
INDONESIA: Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags, A-           5/1/17-4/30/18
 560-822.......................................
ITALY: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length             11/14/16-4/30/18
 Plate, A-475-834..............................
JAPAN: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length             11/14/16-4/30/18
 Plate, A-588-875..............................

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    Diffusion-Annealed Nickel-Plated Flat-                5/1/17-4/30/18
     Rolled Steel Products, A-588-869..........
    Gray Portland Cement and Cement Clinker, A-           5/1/17-4/30/18
     588-815...................................
KAZAKHSTAN: Silicomanganese, A-834-807.........           5/1/17-4/30/18
OMAN: Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, A-523-            5/1/17-4/30/18
 810...........................................
REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-          11/14/16-4/30/18
 To-Length Plate, A-580-887....................
     Ferrovanadium, A-580-886..................          11/1/16-4/30/18
    Polyester Staple Fiber, A-580-839..........           5/1/17-4/30/18
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM: Polyethylene               5/1/17-4/30/18
 Retail Carrier Bags, A-552-806................
SOUTH AFRICA: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils, A-          5/1/17-4/30/18
 791-805.......................................
TAIWAN: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length            11/14/16-4/30/18
 Plate, A-583-858..............................
    Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes            5/1/17-4/30/18
     and Tubes, A-583-008......................
    Polyester Staple Fiber, A-583-833..........           5/1/17-4/30/18
    Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags, A-583-843           5/1/17-4/30/18
    Stainless Steel Plate in Coil, A-583-830...           5/1/17-4/30/18
    Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents, A-583-          5/1/17-4/30/18
     848.......................................
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: 1-                       11/4/16-4/30/18
 Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphoshonic Acid
 (Hedp), A-570-045.............................
    Aluminum Extrusions, A-570-967.............           5/1/17-4/30/18
    Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line             5/1/17-4/30/18
     Pipe, A-570- 935..........................
    Citric Acid and Citrate Salt, A-570-937....           5/1/17-4/30/18
    Iron Construction Castings, A-570-502......           5/1/17-4/30/18
    Oil Country Tubular Goods, A-570-943.......           5/1/17-4/30/18
    Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, A-570-024           5/1/17-4/30/18
    Pure Magnesium, A-570-832..................           5/1/17-4/30/18
    Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents, A-570-          5/1/17-4/30/18
     972.......................................
TURKEY: Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and            5/1/17-4/30/18
 Tubes, A-489-501..............................
    Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube, A-            5/1/17-4/30/18
     489-815...................................
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Steel Nails, A-520-804...           5/1/17-4/30/18
VENEZUELA: Silicomanganese, A-307-820..........           5/1/17-4/30/18
 
        Countervailing Duty Proceedings
 
BRAZIL: Iron Construction Castings, C-351-504..          1/1/17-12/31/17
INDIA: Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, C-533-          1/1/17-12/31/17
 862...........................................
REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-          9/14/16-12/31/17
 To-Length Plate, C-580-888....................
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM: Polyethylene              1/1/17-12/31/17
 Retail Carrier Bags, C-552-805................
SOUTH AFRICA: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils, C-         1/1/17-12/31/17
 791-806.......................................
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: 1-                       9/8/16-12/31/17
 Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphoshonic Acid
 (Hedp), C-570-046.............................
    Aluminum Extrusions, C-570-968.............          1/1/17-12/31/17
    Citric Acid and Citrate Salt, C-570-938....          1/1/17-12/31/17
    Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, C-570-025          1/1/17-12/31/17
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Suspension Agreements

    None.
    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), an interested party as 
defined by section 771(9) of the Act may request in writing that the 
Secretary conduct an administrative review. For both antidumping and 
countervailing duty reviews, the interested party must specify the 
individual producers or exporters covered by an antidumping finding or 
an antidumping or countervailing duty order or suspension agreement for 
which it is requesting a review. In addition, a domestic interested 
party or an interested party described in section 771(9)(B) of the Act 
must state why it desires the Secretary to review those particular 
producers or exporters. If the interested party intends for the 
Secretary to review sales of merchandise by an exporter (or a producer 
if that producer also exports merchandise from other suppliers) which 
was produced in more than one country of origin and each country of 
origin is subject to a separate order, then the interested party must 
state specifically, on an order-by-order basis, which exporter(s) the 
request is intended to cover.
    Note that, for any party Commerce was unable to locate in prior 
segments, Commerce will not accept a request for an administrative 
review of that party absent new information as to the party's location. 
Moreover, if the interested party who files a request for review is 
unable to locate the producer or exporter for which it requested the 
review, the interested party must provide an explanation of the 
attempts it made to locate the producer or exporter at the same time it 
files its request for review, in order for the Secretary to determine 
if the interested party's attempts were reasonable, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.303(f)(3)(ii).
    As explained in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003), and Non-
Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping 
Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011), Commerce clarified its practice 
with respect to the collection of final antidumping duties on imports 
of merchandise where intermediate firms are involved. The public should 
be aware of this clarification in determining whether to request an 
administrative review of merchandise subject to antidumping findings 
and orders.\2\
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    Commerce no longer considers the non-market economy (NME) entity as 
an exporter conditionally subject to an antidumping duty administrative 
reviews.\3\ Accordingly, the NME entity will not be under review unless 
Commerce specifically receives a request for, or self-initiates, a 
review of the NME entity.\4\ In administrative reviews of antidumping 
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merchandise from NME countries where a review of the NME entity has not 
been initiated, but where an individual exporter for which a review was 
initiated does not qualify for a separate rate, Commerce will issue a 
final decision indicating that the company in question is part of the 
NME entity. However, in that situation, because no review of the NME 
entity was conducted, the NME entity's entries were not subject to the 
review and the rate for the NME entity is not subject to change as a 
result of that review (although the rate for the individual exporter 
may change as a function of the finding that the exporter is part of 
the NME entity). Following initiation of an antidumping administrative 
review when there is no review requested of the NME entity, Commerce 
will instruct CBP to liquidate entries for all exporters not named in 
the initiation notice, including those that were suspended at the NME 
entity rate.
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    \3\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013).
    \4\ In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), parties should 
specify that they are requesting a review of entries from exporters 
comprising the entity, and to the extent possible, include the names 
of such exporters in their request.
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    All requests must be filed electronically in Enforcement and 
Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic 
Service System (ACCESS) on Enforcement and Compliance's ACCESS website 
at http://access.trade.gov.\5\ Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.303(f)(l)(i), a copy of each request must be served on the 
petitioner and each exporter or producer specified in the request.
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Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order 
Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011).
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    Commerce will publish in the Federal Register a notice of 
``Initiation of Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing 
Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation'' for requests received 
by the last day of May 2018. If Commerce does not receive, by the last 
day of May 2018, a request for review of entries covered by an order, 
finding, or suspended investigation listed in this notice and for the 
period identified above, Commerce will instruct CBP to assess 
antidumping or countervailing duties on those entries at a rate equal 
to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping or countervailing duties 
required on those entries at the time of entry, or withdrawal from 
warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit 
previously ordered.
    For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no 
assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ``gap'' period of 
the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the period of review.
    This notice is not required by statute but is published as a 
service to the international trading community.

     Dated: April 24, 2018.
James Maeder,
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. 2018-09152 Filed 4-30-18; 8:45 am]
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