Ripe Olives From Spain: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 37469-37471 [2018-16449]

Download as PDF 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 37470 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices 351.224(f).4 Commerce did not agree that the error alleged in Aceitunas Guadalquivir’s submission constituted a ministerial error. Commerce found that it made errors in calculating Angel Camacho’s benefit under the European Union Common Agricultural Policy Pillar I: Basic Payment Scheme— Greening program, and in attributing to Angel Camacho subsidies received by its cross-owned input suppliers.5 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e), Commerce is amending the Final Determination to reflect the correction of the ministerial errors described above. Based on our correction of the ministerial errors in Angel Camacho’s calculation, the subsidy rate for Angel Camacho increased from 13.22 percent ad valorem to 13.76 percent ad valorem.6 Because in the Final Determination we based the ‘‘all-others’’ rate, in part, on Angel Camacho’s ad valorem subsidy rate,7 the correction described above also required that we recalculate the ‘‘all-others’’ rate. This recalculation increases the ‘‘all-others’’ rate determined in the Final Determination from 14.75 percent ad valorem to 14.97 percent ad valorem.8 Countervailing Duty Order On July 25, 2018, in accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of ripe olives from Spain. Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are issuing this CVD order. Because the ITC determined that imports of ripe olives from Spain are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Spain, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the assessment of countervailing duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act, Commerce will direct United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, countervailing duties equal to the net countervailable subsidy rates, for all relevant entries of ripe olives from Spain. Upon further instruction by Commerce, countervailing duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of ripe olives from Spain entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after November 28, 2017, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination.9 Cash Deposits and Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 706 of the Act, we will instruct CBP to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries of ripe olives from Spain, as further described below. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Commerce will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amounts as indicated below. 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 subsidy rates listed below.10 The allothers rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed, as appropriate. Subsidy rate (%) Company Aceitunas Guadalquivir S.L.U 11 .......................................................................................................................................................... Agro Sevilla Aceitunas S.Coop.And .................................................................................................................................................... ´ Angel Camacho Alimentacion, S.L 12 .................................................................................................................................................. All-Others ............................................................................................................................................................................................. Provisional Measures sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to an affirmative preliminary CVD determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. In the underlying investigation, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination on November 28, 2017. Therefore, the four-month period beginning on the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination ended on March 27, 2018, the final day on which provisional measures were in effect. Furthermore, section 707(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Ripe Olives from Spain: Amended Final Determination of Countervailing Duty Investigation Pursuant to Ministerial Error Allegation,’’ dated July 12, 2018 (Ministerial Error Memorandum). 5 Id. 6 Id. 7 Final Determination, 83 FR at 28187. 8 See Ministerial Error Memorandum. 9 See Ripe Olives from Spain: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination with Final VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act and our practice, we instructed CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation of and to liquidate, without regard to duties, unliquidated entries of ripe olives from Spain made on or after March 28, 2018. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. 27.02 7.52 13.76 14.97 Interested parties can find a list of CVD orders currently in effect at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. This order and amended final determination are published in accordance with section 705(d)–(e), 706(a), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the CVD order with respect to ripe olives from Spain pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Antidumping Duty Determination, 82 FR 56218 (November 28, 2017) (Preliminary Determination) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). However, as described further below, entries that occurred after the final day on which provisional measures were in effect, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register, are not subject to countervailing duties. 10 See section 706(a)(3) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11 Commerce found the following companies to be cross-owned with Aceitunas Guadalquivir S.L.U.: Coromar Inv., S.L., AG Explotaciones Agricolas, S.L.U., and Grupo Aceitunas Guadalquivir, S.L. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 9, unchanged in Final Determination. 12 Commerce found the following companies to be ´ cross-owned with Angel Camacho Alimentacion, ´ S.L.: Grupo Angel Camacho Alimentacıon, Cuarterola S.L., and Cucanoche S.L. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 11, unchanged in Final Determination. E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain processed olives, usually referred to as ‘‘ripe olives.’’ The subject merchandise includes all colors of olives; all shapes and sizes of olives, whether pitted or not pitted, and whether whole, sliced, chopped, minced, wedged, broken, or otherwise reduced in size; all types of packaging, whether for consumer (retail) or institutional (food service) sale, and whether canned or packaged in glass, metal, plastic, multilayered airtight containers (including pouches), or otherwise; and all manners of preparation and preservation, whether low acid or acidified, stuffed or not stuffed, with or without flavoring and/or saline solution, and including in ambient, refrigerated, or frozen conditions. Included are all ripe olives grown, processed in whole or in part, or packaged in Spain. Subject merchandise includes ripe olives that have been further processed in Spain or a third country, including but not limited to curing, fermenting, rinsing, oxidizing, pitting, slicing, chopping, segmenting, wedging, stuffing, packaging, or heat treating, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if performed in Spain. Subject merchandise includes ripe olives that otherwise meet the definition above that are packaged together with non-subject products, where the smallest individual packaging unit (e.g., can, pouch, jar, etc.) of any such product—regardless of whether the smallest unit of packaging is included in a larger packaging unit (e.g., display case, etc.)—contains a majority (i.e., more than 50 percent) of ripe olives by net drained weight. The scope does not include the non-subject components of such product. Excluded from the scope are: (1) Specialty olives 13 (including ‘‘Spanish-style,’’ 13 Some of the major types of specialty olives and their curing methods are: • ‘‘Spanish-style’’ green olives: Spanish-style green olives have a mildly salty, slightly bitter taste, and are usually pitted and stuffed. This style of olive is primarily produced in Spain and can be made from various olive varieties. Most are stuffed with pimento; other popular stuffings are jalapeno, garlic, and cheese. The raw olives that are used to produce Spanish-style green olives are picked while they are unripe, after which they are submerged in an alkaline solution for typically less than a day to partially remove their bitterness, rinsed, and fermented in a strong salt brine, giving them their characteristic flavor. • ‘‘Sicilian-style’’ green olives: Sicilian-style olives are large, firm green olives with a natural bitter and savory flavor. This style of olive is produced in small quantities in the United States using a Sevillano variety of olive and harvested green with a firm texture. Sicilian-style olives are processed using a brine-cured method, and undergo VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 ‘‘Sicilian-style,’’ and other similar olives) that have been processed by fermentation only, or by being cured in an alkaline solution for not longer than 12 hours and subsequently fermented; and (2) provisionally prepared olives unsuitable for immediate consumption (currently classifiable in subheading 0711.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)). The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable under subheadings 2005.70.0230, 2005.70.0260, 2005.70.0430, 2005.70.0460, 2005.70.5030, 2005.70.5060, 2005.70.6020, 2005.70.6030, 2005.70.6050, 2005.70.6060, 2005.70.6070, 2005.70.7000, 2005.70.7510, 2005.70.7515, 2005.70.7520, and 2005.70.7525 HTSUS. Subject merchandise may also be imported under subheadings 2005.70.0600, 2005.70.0800, 2005.70.1200, 2005.70.1600, 2005.70.1800, 2005.70.2300, 2005.70.2510, 2005.70.2520, 2005.70.2530, 2005.70.2540, 2005.70.2550, 2005.70.2560, 2005.70.9100, 2005.70.9300, and 2005.70.9700. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes, they do not define the scope of the order; rather, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2018–16449 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–839] Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), based on the timely withdrawal of requests for review. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable August 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Brown, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, AGENCY: a full fermentation in a salt and lactic acid brine for 4 to 9 months. These olives may be sold whole unpitted, pitted, or stuffed. • ‘‘Kalamata’’ olives: Kalamata olives are slightly curved in shape, tender in texture, and purple in color, and have a rich natural tangy and savory flavor. This style of olive is produced in Greece using a Kalamata variety olive. The olives are harvested after they are fully ripened on the tree, and typically use a brine-cured fermentation method over 4 to 9 months in a salt brine. • Other specialty olives in a full range of colors, sizes, and origins, typically fermented in a salt brine for 3 months or more. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37471 International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3702. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PSF from Korea for the POR of May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018.1 On May 31, 2018, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213, Commerce received a timely-filed request from DAK Americas LLC and Auriga Polymers, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners) for an administrative review of, among others, Huvis Corporation (Huvis).2 Also on May 31, 2018, Huvis Corporation (Huvis) requested an administrative review of its POR sales.3 On July 12, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of Huvis.4 On July 17 and 18, 2018, respectively, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), both the petitioners and Huvis timely withdrew their requests for an administrative review of Huvis.5 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(l), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party, or parties, that requested a review withdraw(s) the request(s) within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, both the petitioners and Huvis withdrew their requests for review of Huvis within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 19047 (May 1, 2018). 2 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea—Request for Annual Administrative Review’’ (May 31, 2018). The petitioners also requested an administrative review of Toray Chemical Korea, Inc. (Toray). However, the petitioners withdrew their request for Toray before the review was initiated. See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea— Withdrawal of Review Request for Toray Chemical Korea’’ (June 26, 2018). Thus, a review was not initiated for Toray. 3 See Letter from Huvis, ‘‘Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea; Request for Administrative Review for 2017–2018 Period’’ (May 31, 2018). 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 32270 (July 12, 2018) (Notice of Initiation). 5 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea—Withdrawal of Review Request for Huvis Corporation’’ (July 17, 2018); see also Letter from Huvis, ‘‘Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review for 2017–2018 Period’’ (July 18, 2018). E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-469-818]


Ripe Olives From Spain: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing 
Duty Determination and Countervailing 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 (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.

DATES: 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: 

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.
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    \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.
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    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\
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    \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).
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Scope of the Order

    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 Alimentaci[oacute]n, 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.
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    \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.
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    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

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351.224(f).\4\ Commerce did not agree that the error alleged in 
Aceitunas Guadalquivir's submission constituted a ministerial error. 
Commerce found that it made errors in calculating Angel Camacho's 
benefit under the European Union Common Agricultural Policy Pillar I: 
Basic Payment Scheme--Greening program, and in attributing to Angel 
Camacho subsidies received by its cross-owned input suppliers.\5\ 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e), Commerce is amending the Final 
Determination to reflect the correction of the ministerial errors 
described above. Based on our correction of the ministerial errors in 
Angel Camacho's calculation, the subsidy rate for Angel Camacho 
increased from 13.22 percent ad valorem to 13.76 percent ad valorem.\6\ 
Because in the Final Determination we based the ``all-others'' rate, in 
part, on Angel Camacho's ad valorem subsidy rate,\7\ the correction 
described above also required that we recalculate the ``all-others'' 
rate. This recalculation increases the ``all-others'' rate determined 
in the Final Determination from 14.75 percent ad valorem to 14.97 
percent ad valorem.\8\
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Ripe Olives from Spain: Amended Final 
Determination of Countervailing Duty Investigation Pursuant to 
Ministerial Error Allegation,'' dated July 12, 2018 (Ministerial 
Error Memorandum).
    \5\ Id.
    \6\ Id.
    \7\ Final Determination, 83 FR at 28187.
    \8\ See Ministerial Error Memorandum.
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Countervailing Duty Order

    On July 25, 2018, in accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 
705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination 
in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United 
States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of ripe 
olives from Spain. Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of 
the Act, we are issuing this CVD order. Because the ITC determined that 
imports of ripe olives from Spain are materially injuring a U.S. 
industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Spain, entered 
or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the 
assessment of countervailing duties.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act, Commerce 
will direct United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, countervailing duties 
equal to the net countervailable subsidy rates, for all relevant 
entries of ripe olives from Spain. Upon further instruction by 
Commerce, countervailing duties will be assessed on unliquidated 
entries of ripe olives from Spain entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after November 28, 2017, the date of publication 
of the Preliminary Determination.\9\
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    \9\ See Ripe Olives from Spain: Preliminary Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of Final 
Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 82 FR 56218 
(November 28, 2017) (Preliminary Determination) and accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 
However, as described further below, entries that occurred after the 
final day on which provisional measures were in effect, until and 
through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC's final 
injury determination in the Federal Register, are not subject to 
countervailing duties.
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Cash Deposits and Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, we will instruct CBP to 
suspend liquidation on all relevant entries of ripe olives from Spain, 
as further described below. These instructions suspending liquidation 
will remain in effect until further notice. Commerce will also instruct 
CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amounts as indicated below. 
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 subsidy rates listed 
below.\10\ The all-others rate applies to all producers or exporters 
not specifically listed, as appropriate.
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    \10\ See section 706(a)(3) of the Act.

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                         Company                                (%)
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Aceitunas Guadalquivir S.L.U \11\.......................           27.02
Agro Sevilla Aceitunas S.Coop.And.......................            7.52
Angel Camacho Alimentaci[oacute]n, S.L \12\.............           13.76
All-Others..............................................           14.97
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Provisional Measures
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    \11\ Commerce found the following companies to be cross-owned 
with Aceitunas Guadalquivir S.L.U.: Coromar Inv., S.L., AG 
Explotaciones Agricolas, S.L.U., and Grupo Aceitunas Guadalquivir, 
S.L. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 9, unchanged in Final 
Determination.
    \12\ Commerce found the following companies to be cross-owned 
with Angel Camacho Alimentaci[oacute]n, S.L.: Grupo Angel Camacho 
Alimentac[iacute]on, Cuarterola S.L., and Cucanoche S.L. See 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 11, unchanged in Final 
Determination.
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    Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation 
pursuant to an affirmative preliminary CVD determination may not remain 
in effect for more than four months. In the underlying investigation, 
Commerce published the Preliminary Determination on November 28, 2017. 
Therefore, the four-month period beginning on the date of the 
publication of the Preliminary Determination ended on March 27, 2018, 
the final day on which provisional measures were in effect. 
Furthermore, section 707(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 703(d) of the Act 
and our practice, we instructed CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation of and to liquidate, without regard to duties, unliquidated 
entries of ripe olives from Spain made on or after March 28, 2018. 
Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the 
ITC's final determination in the Federal Register.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the CVD order with respect to ripe olives 
from Spain pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties 
can find a list of CVD orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    This order and amended final determination are published in 
accordance with section 705(d)-(e), 706(a), and 777(i)(1) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.211(b).


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    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 processed olives, 
usually referred to as ``ripe olives.'' The subject merchandise 
includes all colors of olives; all shapes and sizes of olives, 
whether pitted or not pitted, and whether whole, sliced, chopped, 
minced, wedged, broken, or otherwise reduced in size; all types of 
packaging, whether for consumer (retail) or institutional (food 
service) sale, and whether canned or packaged in glass, metal, 
plastic, multilayered airtight containers (including pouches), or 
otherwise; and all manners of preparation and preservation, whether 
low acid or acidified, stuffed or not stuffed, with or without 
flavoring and/or saline solution, and including in ambient, 
refrigerated, or frozen conditions.
    Included are all ripe olives grown, processed in whole or in 
part, or packaged in Spain. Subject merchandise includes ripe olives 
that have been further processed in Spain or a third country, 
including but not limited to curing, fermenting, rinsing, oxidizing, 
pitting, slicing, chopping, segmenting, wedging, stuffing, 
packaging, or heat treating, or any other processing that would not 
otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if 
performed in Spain.
    Subject merchandise includes ripe olives that otherwise meet the 
definition above that are packaged together with non-subject 
products, where the smallest individual packaging unit (e.g., can, 
pouch, jar, etc.) of any such product--regardless of whether the 
smallest unit of packaging is included in a larger packaging unit 
(e.g., display case, etc.)--contains a majority (i.e., more than 50 
percent) of ripe olives by net drained weight. The scope does not 
include the non-subject components of such product.
    Excluded from the scope are: (1) Specialty olives \13\ 
(including ``Spanish-style,'' ``Sicilian-style,'' and other similar 
olives) that have been processed by fermentation only, or by being 
cured in an alkaline solution for not longer than 12 hours and 
subsequently fermented; and (2) provisionally prepared olives 
unsuitable for immediate consumption (currently classifiable in 
subheading 0711.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTSUS)).
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    \13\ Some of the major types of specialty olives and their 
curing methods are:
     ``Spanish-style'' green olives: Spanish-style green 
olives have a mildly salty, slightly bitter taste, and are usually 
pitted and stuffed. This style of olive is primarily produced in 
Spain and can be made from various olive varieties. Most are stuffed 
with pimento; other popular stuffings are jalapeno, garlic, and 
cheese. The raw olives that are used to produce Spanish-style green 
olives are picked while they are unripe, after which they are 
submerged in an alkaline solution for typically less than a day to 
partially remove their bitterness, rinsed, and fermented in a strong 
salt brine, giving them their characteristic flavor.
     ``Sicilian-style'' green olives: Sicilian-style olives 
are large, firm green olives with a natural bitter and savory 
flavor. This style of olive is produced in small quantities in the 
United States using a Sevillano variety of olive and harvested green 
with a firm texture. Sicilian-style olives are processed using a 
brine-cured method, and undergo a full fermentation in a salt and 
lactic acid brine for 4 to 9 months. These olives may be sold whole 
unpitted, pitted, or stuffed.
     ``Kalamata'' olives: Kalamata olives are slightly 
curved in shape, tender in texture, and purple in color, and have a 
rich natural tangy and savory flavor. This style of olive is 
produced in Greece using a Kalamata variety olive. The olives are 
harvested after they are fully ripened on the tree, and typically 
use a brine-cured fermentation method over 4 to 9 months in a salt 
brine.
     Other specialty olives in a full range of colors, 
sizes, and origins, typically fermented in a salt brine for 3 months 
or more.
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    The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable 
under subheadings 2005.70.0230, 2005.70.0260, 2005.70.0430, 
2005.70.0460, 2005.70.5030, 2005.70.5060, 2005.70.6020, 
2005.70.6030, 2005.70.6050, 2005.70.6060, 2005.70.6070, 
2005.70.7000, 2005.70.7510, 2005.70.7515, 2005.70.7520, and 
2005.70.7525 HTSUS. Subject merchandise may also be imported under 
subheadings 2005.70.0600, 2005.70.0800, 2005.70.1200, 2005.70.1600, 
2005.70.1800, 2005.70.2300, 2005.70.2510, 2005.70.2520, 
2005.70.2530, 2005.70.2540, 2005.70.2550, 2005.70.2560, 
2005.70.9100, 2005.70.9300, and 2005.70.9700. Although HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes, 
they do not define the scope of the order; rather, the written 
description of the subject merchandise is dispositive.
[FR Doc. 2018-16449 Filed 7-31-18; 8:45 am]
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