Stainless Steel Flanges From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 37468-37469 [2018-16348]

Download as PDF 37468 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices proceedings. To facilitate the timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding contact Commerce in writing within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Please note that if Commerce receives a Notice of Intent to Participate from a member of the domestic industry within 15 days of the date of initiation, the review will continue. Thereafter, any interested party wishing to participate in the Sunset Review must provide substantive comments in response to the notice of initiation no later than 30 days after the date of initiation. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: July 26, 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. 2018–16446 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–064] Stainless Steel Flanges From the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing an antidumping duty order on stainless steel flanges from the People’s Republic of China (China). AGENCY: DATES: Applicable August 1, 2018. Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background In accordance with section 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on June 11, 2018, Commerce published its affirmative Final VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 Determination in the less than fair value (LTFV) investigation of stainless steel flanges from China.1 On July 25, 2018, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination pursuant to section 735(d) of the Act, that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of LTFV imports of stainless steel flanges from China, within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A) of the Act.2 Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are stainless steel flanges from China. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Appendix to this notice. Antidumping Duty Order In accordance with sections 735(b)(1)(A) and 735(d) of the Act, the ITC has notified Commerce of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that imports of stainless steel flanges from China are materially injuring a U.S. industry.3 Therefore, in accordance with sections 735(c)(2) and 736(a) of the Act, we are publishing this antidumping duty order. As a result of the ITC’s final determination, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of stainless steel flanges from China. These antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of stainless steel flanges from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 28, 2018, the date on which Commerce published the Preliminary Determination,4 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final injury determination, as further described below. 1 See Stainless Steel Flanges from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 26959 (June 11, 2018) (Final Determination). 2 See ITC Letter regarding stainless steel flanges from China, dated July 25, 2018 (ITC Notification); see also Stainless Steel Flanges from China, Inv. No. 731–TA–1383 (Final), USITC Pub. 4807, (July 2018). 3 See ITC Notification. 4 See Stainless Steel Flanges from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 13244 (March 28, 2018) (Preliminary Determination). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on entries of subject merchandise from China. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the estimated amount by which the normal value exceeds the U.S. price as indicated in the chart below. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated antidumping duty margin.5 The ‘‘China-wide’’ rate applies to all exporters of subject merchandise not specifically listed in the table below. Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions to suspend liquidation issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of subject merchandise request to extend the four-month period to six months. Therefore, the four-month period beginning on March 28, 2018, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination, ended on July 25, 2018. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of stainless steel flanges from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after July 26, 2018, the day after which the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. Estimated Dumping Margins Commerce determines that the estimated final weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: 5 See E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM section 736(a)(3) of the Act. 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices Exporter/producer Weighted-average dumping margins (percent) Shanxi Guanjiaying Flange Forging Group Co., Ltd ..................... China-wide Entity .......... 257.11 257.11 Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to stainless steel flanges from China, pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ stats/iastats1.html. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: July 25, 2018. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Appendix [FR Doc. 2018–16348 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain forged stainless steel flanges, whether unfinished, semi-finished, or finished (certain forged stainless steel flanges). Certain forged stainless steel flanges are generally manufactured to, but not limited to, the material specification of ASTM/ASME A/ SA182 or comparable domestic or foreign specifications. Certain forged stainless steel flanges are made in various grades such as, but not limited to, 304, 304L, 316, and 316L (or combinations thereof). The term ‘‘stainless steel’’ used in this scope refers to an alloy steel containing, by actual weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. Unfinished stainless steel flanges possess the approximate shape of finished stainless steel flanges and have not yet been machined to final specification after the initial forging or like operations. These machining processes may include, but are not limited to, boring, facing, spot facing, drilling, tapering, threading, beveling, heating, or compressing. Semi-finished stainless steel flanges are unfinished stainless steel flanges that have undergone some machining processes. The scope includes six general types of flanges. They are: (1) Weld neck, generally used in butt-weld line connection; (2) threaded, generally used for threaded line connections; (3) slip-on, generally used to slide over pipe; (4) lap joint, generally used with stub-ends/butt-weld line connections; (5) socket weld, generally used to fit pipe into a machine recession; and (6) blind, generally used to seal off a line. The sizes and descriptions of the flanges within the scope include all pressure classes of ASME VerDate Sep<11>2014 B16.5 and range from one-half inch to twenty-four inches nominal pipe size. Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are cast stainless steel flanges. Cast stainless steel flanges generally are manufactured to specification ASTM A351. The country of origin for certain forged stainless steel flanges, whether unfinished, semi-finished, or finished is the country where the flange was forged. Subject merchandise includes stainless steel flanges as defined above that have been further processed in a third country. The processing includes, but is not limited to, boring, facing, spot facing, drilling, tapering, threading, beveling, heating, or compressing, and/or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the stainless steel flanges. Merchandise subject to the order is typically imported under headings 7307.21.1000 and 7307.21.5000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While HTSUS subheadings and ASTM specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 International Trade Administration Ripe Olives From Spain: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), Commerce is issuing a countervailing duty (CVD) order on ripe olives from Spain. In addition, Commerce is amending its final CVD determination with respect to ripe olives from Spain to correct ministerial errors. SUMMARY: Applicable August 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg or Lana Nigro, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1785 or (202) 482–1779, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Background In accordance with sections 705(a), 705(d), and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on June 18, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register an affirmative final determination in the CVD investigation of ripe olives from Spain.1 Interested parties submitted timely filed allegations that Commerce made certain ministerial errors in the final CVD determination of ripe olives from Spain. Section 705(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(f) define ministerial errors as errors in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical errors resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other type of unintentional error which the Commerce considers ministerial. We reviewed the allegations and determined that we made certain ministerial errors. See ‘‘Amendment to the Final Determination’’ section below for further discussion. On July 25, 2018, the ITC notified Commerce of its affirmative determination pursuant to sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of ripe olives from Spain.2 Scope of the Order [C–469–818] DATES: 37469 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The merchandise covered by this order is ripe olives from Spain. For a complete description of the scope of this order, see the Appendix to this notice. Amendment to the Final Determination On June 19, 2018, the petitioner,3 Aceitunas Guadalquivir S.L.U. (Aceitunas Guadalquivir), and Angel ´ Camacho Alimentacion, S.L. (Angel Camacho) timely alleged that the Final Determination contained certain ministerial errors and requested that Commerce correct such errors. On June 25, 2018, the petitioner filed rebuttal comments. Commerce reviewed the record and, on July 12, 2018, agreed that certain errors referenced in the petitioner’s and Angel Camacho’s allegations constitute ministerial errors within the meaning of section 705(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 1 See Ripe Olives from Spain: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 83 FR 28186 (June 18, 2018) (Final Determination) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 2 See Letter from the ITC to Commerce, dated July 25, 2018; see also Ripe Olives from Spain (Investigation Nos. 701–TA–582 and 731–TA–1377 (Final), USITC Publication 4805, July 2018). 3 The petitioner to this investigation is the Coalition for Fair Trade in Ripe Olives, whose individual member are BellCarter Foods, Inc. and Musco Family Olive Co. E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 1, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37468-37469]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-16348]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-064]


Stainless Steel Flanges From the People's Republic of China: 
Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), 
Commerce is issuing an antidumping duty order on stainless steel 
flanges from the People's Republic of China (China).

DATES: Applicable August 1, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4798.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with section 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on June 11, 2018, 
Commerce published its affirmative Final Determination in the less than 
fair value (LTFV) investigation of stainless steel flanges from 
China.\1\ On July 25, 2018, the ITC notified Commerce of its final 
determination pursuant to section 735(d) of the Act, that an industry 
in the United States is materially injured by reason of LTFV imports of 
stainless steel flanges from China, within the meaning of section 
735(b)(1)(A) of the Act.\2\
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    \1\ See Stainless Steel Flanges from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, 83 FR 26959 (June 11, 2018) (Final Determination).
    \2\ See ITC Letter regarding stainless steel flanges from China, 
dated July 25, 2018 (ITC Notification); see also Stainless Steel 
Flanges from China, Inv. No. 731-TA-1383 (Final), USITC Pub. 4807, 
(July 2018).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are stainless steel flanges from 
China. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the 
Appendix to this notice.

Antidumping Duty Order

    In accordance with sections 735(b)(1)(A) and 735(d) of the Act, the 
ITC has notified Commerce of its final determination in this 
investigation, in which it found that imports of stainless steel 
flanges from China are materially injuring a U.S. industry.\3\ 
Therefore, in accordance with sections 735(c)(2) and 736(a) of the Act, 
we are publishing this antidumping duty order.
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    \3\ See ITC Notification.
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    As a result of the ITC's final determination, in accordance with 
section 736(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by 
Commerce, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal 
value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed 
export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of stainless 
steel flanges from China. These antidumping duties will be assessed on 
unliquidated entries of stainless steel flanges from China entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 28, 2018, 
the date on which Commerce published the Preliminary Determination,\4\ 
but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the 
provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC's final 
injury determination, as further described below.
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    \4\ See Stainless Steel Flanges from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value, 83 FR 13244 (March 28, 2018) (Preliminary 
Determination).
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will 
instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on entries of subject 
merchandise from China. We will also instruct CBP to require cash 
deposits equal to the estimated amount by which the normal value 
exceeds the U.S. price as indicated in the chart below. These 
instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further 
notice.
    Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC's 
final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same 
time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this 
subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated antidumping 
duty margin.\5\ The ``China-wide'' rate applies to all exporters of 
subject merchandise not specifically listed in the table below.
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    \5\ See section 736(a)(3) of the Act.
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Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions to suspend 
liquidation issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination 
may not remain in effect for more than four months, except where 
exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of subject 
merchandise request to extend the four-month period to six months. 
Therefore, the four-month period beginning on March 28, 2018, the date 
of publication of the Preliminary Determination, ended on July 25, 
2018. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive 
duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC's final 
injury determination.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of stainless steel flanges from China entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after July 26, 2018, 
the day after which the provisional measures expired, until and through 
the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC's final injury 
determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will 
resume on the date of publication of the ITC's final determination in 
the Federal Register.

Estimated Dumping Margins

    Commerce determines that the estimated final weighted-average 
dumping margins are as follows:

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                                                       Weighted-average
                  Exporter/producer                     dumping margins
                                                           (percent)
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Shanxi Guanjiaying Flange Forging Group Co., Ltd....              257.11
China-wide Entity...................................              257.11
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
stainless steel flanges from China, pursuant to section 736(a) of the 
Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders 
currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with section 
736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: July 25, 2018.
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

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are certain forged stainless 
steel flanges, whether unfinished, semi-finished, or finished 
(certain forged stainless steel flanges). Certain forged stainless 
steel flanges are generally manufactured to, but not limited to, the 
material specification of ASTM/ASME A/SA182 or comparable domestic 
or foreign specifications. Certain forged stainless steel flanges 
are made in various grades such as, but not limited to, 304, 304L, 
316, and 316L (or combinations thereof). The term ``stainless 
steel'' used in this scope refers to an alloy steel containing, by 
actual weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or 
more of chromium, with or without other elements.
    Unfinished stainless steel flanges possess the approximate shape 
of finished stainless steel flanges and have not yet been machined 
to final specification after the initial forging or like operations. 
These machining processes may include, but are not limited to, 
boring, facing, spot facing, drilling, tapering, threading, 
beveling, heating, or compressing. Semi-finished stainless steel 
flanges are unfinished stainless steel flanges that have undergone 
some machining processes.
    The scope includes six general types of flanges. They are: (1) 
Weld neck, generally used in butt-weld line connection; (2) 
threaded, generally used for threaded line connections; (3) slip-on, 
generally used to slide over pipe; (4) lap joint, generally used 
with stub-ends/butt-weld line connections; (5) socket weld, 
generally used to fit pipe into a machine recession; and (6) blind, 
generally used to seal off a line. The sizes and descriptions of the 
flanges within the scope include all pressure classes of ASME B16.5 
and range from one-half inch to twenty-four inches nominal pipe 
size. Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are cast 
stainless steel flanges. Cast stainless steel flanges generally are 
manufactured to specification ASTM A351.
    The country of origin for certain forged stainless steel 
flanges, whether unfinished, semi-finished, or finished is the 
country where the flange was forged. Subject merchandise includes 
stainless steel flanges as defined above that have been further 
processed in a third country. The processing includes, but is not 
limited to, boring, facing, spot facing, drilling, tapering, 
threading, beveling, heating, or compressing, and/or any other 
processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the 
scope of the investigation if performed in the country of 
manufacture of the stainless steel flanges.
    Merchandise subject to the order is typically imported under 
headings 7307.21.1000 and 7307.21.5000 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While HTSUS subheadings and 
ASTM specifications are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2018-16348 Filed 7-31-18; 8:45 am]
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