Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Malaysia: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 1052-1053 [2019-00748]

Download as PDF 1052 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices expedited review will not be the basis for the assessment of countervailing duties. Upon issuing the final results, Commerce intends to instruct Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties for the companies subject to this expedited review, at the rates shown above, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this expedited review. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(k)(3)(iv), however, if a company has a final net countervailable subsidy rate of zero or de minimis, it will be excluded from the Order. Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce will disclose to the parties in this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of this notice.14 Interested parties may submit written arguments (case briefs) on the preliminary results no later than 30 days from the date of publication of this Federal Register notice, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.15 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) Statement of the issue, (2) a brief summary of the argument, and (3) a table of authorities. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request 9 Commerce preliminarily finds the following companies to be cross-owned with Mobilier Rustique (Beauce) Inc.: J.F.S.R. Inc., Gestion C.A. Rancourt Inc., Gestion J.F. Rancourt Inc., Gestion Suzie Rancourt Inc., Gestion P.H.Q. Inc., 9331–3419 Quebec Inc., 9331–3468 Quebec Inc., and SPQ Inc. 10 Commerce preliminarily finds the following companies to be cross-owned with North American Forest Products Ltd.: Parent-Violette Gestion Lte´e and Le Groupe Parent Lte´e. 11 Commerce preliminarily finds Bois Ouvre de Beauceville (1992), Inc. to be cross-owned with Produits Matra, Inc. and Sechoirs de Beauce Inc. Produits Matra Inc. and Sechoirs de Beauce Inc. submitted separate requests for the expedited review; however, based on record evidence, we found them to be cross-owned, and therefore are calculating a single countervailing duty rate for both. 12 Commerce preliminarily finds the following companies to be cross-owned with Roland Boulanger & Cie Lte´e: Industries Daveluyville, Inc. and Les Manufacturiers Warwick Lte´e. 13 Commerce preliminarily finds the following companies to be cross-owned with Scierie Alexandre Lemay & Fils Inc.: Bois Lemay Inc. and Industrie Lemay Inc. 14 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 15 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii); 351.309(d)(1); and 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.16 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If Commerce receives a request for a hearing, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing, which will be held at the main Department of Commerce building at a time and location to be determined.17 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Briefs and hearing requests are to be filed electronically using ACCESS and must be received successfully in their entirety by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(h), Commerce intends to issue the final results of this expedited review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, within 90 days after the date on which these preliminary results are issued. Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(k). Dated: December 21, 2018. P. Lee Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Subsidies Valuation V. Analysis of Programs VI. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2019–00745 Filed 1–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–557–809] Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Malaysia: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Superinox Max Fittings Industries Sdn. Bhd. (Superinox) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable February 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline R. Heeren or Preston Cox, AD/ CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–9179 or (202) 482–5041, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 24, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (pipe fittings) from Malaysia.1 The administrative review covers one manufacturer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Superinox. We provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments. As such, these final results are unchanged from the Preliminary Results. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order For purposes of the order, the product covered is butt-weld fittings. Butt-weld fittings are under 14 inches in outside diameter (based on nominal pipe size), whether finished or unfinished. The product encompasses all grades of stainless steel and ‘‘commodity’’ and ‘‘specialty’’ fittings. Specifically excluded from the definition are threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings, and fittings made from any material other than stainless steel. The butt-weld fittings subject to the order are generally designated under specification ASTM A403/A403M, the standard specification for Wrought Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping Fittings, or its foreign equivalents (e.g., DIN or JIS specifications). This specification covers two general classes of fittings, WP and CR, of wrought austenitic stainless steel fittings of AGENCY: 16 See 17 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 CFR 351.310. Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 See Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Malaysia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018, 83 FR 53604 (October 24, 2018) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the 2017–2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Malaysia’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices seamless and welded construction covered by the latest revision of ANSI B16.9, ANSI B16.11, and ANSI B16.28. Butt-weld fittings manufactured to specification ASTM A774, or its foreign equivalents, are also covered by the order. The order does not apply to cast fittings. Cast austenitic stainless steel pipe fittings are covered by specifications A351/A351M, A743/ 743M, and A744/A744M. The butt-weld fittings subject to the order are currently classifiable under subheading 7307.23.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Final Results of the Administrative Review We determine that a weighted-average dumping margin of 60.10 percent exists for Superinox for the period of February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. Assessment Rates In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1) and the Final Modification,2 Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate all appropriate entries for Superinox without regard to antidumping duties. For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Superinox for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.3 We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirement The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of the final results of administrative review for all shipments of pipe fittings from Malaysia entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by 2 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification). 3 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Superinox will be 60.10 percent, the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair-value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of the proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 7.51 percent ad valorem, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair value investigation. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties These final results of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1053 Dated: December 21, 2018. P. Lee Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. [FR Doc. 2019–00748 Filed 1–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–979] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On December 13, 2018, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) sustained the second remand redetermination pertaining to the 2013–2014 antidumping duty (AD) administrative review of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with Commerce’s final results in the AD administrative review of solar cells from China and that Commerce is amending the final results with respect to AD margins assigned, as detailed below. AGENCY: Applicable December 23, 2018. Jeff Pedersen, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance— International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–2769. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background On June 13, 2016, Commerce published its Final Results of the 2013– 2014 AD administrative review of solar cells from China.1 On October 18, 2017, the Court remanded the Final Results to Commerce to further explain or reconsider its determination to value 1 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2013–2014, 81 FR 39905 (June 20, 2016) and accompanying Issues & Decision Memorandum (IDM) (collectively Final Results). E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 22 (Friday, February 1, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-557-809]


Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Malaysia: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that 
Superinox Max Fittings Industries Sdn. Bhd. (Superinox) made sales of 
subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of 
review (POR), February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018.

DATES: Applicable February 1, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline R. Heeren or Preston Cox, AD/
CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-9179 or (202) 
482-5041, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On October 24, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless 
steel butt-weld pipe fittings (pipe fittings) from Malaysia.\1\ The 
administrative review covers one manufacturer/exporter of the subject 
merchandise, Superinox. We provided interested parties an opportunity 
to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments. As 
such, these final results are unchanged from the Preliminary Results. 
Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) 
and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Malaysia: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-
2018, 83 FR 53604 (October 24, 2018) (Preliminary Results) and 
accompanying memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Results of the 2017-2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of 
Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Malaysia'' (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    For purposes of the order, the product covered is butt-weld 
fittings. Butt-weld fittings are under 14 inches in outside diameter 
(based on nominal pipe size), whether finished or unfinished. The 
product encompasses all grades of stainless steel and ``commodity'' and 
``specialty'' fittings. Specifically excluded from the definition are 
threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings, and fittings made from any 
material other than stainless steel.
    The butt-weld fittings subject to the order are generally 
designated under specification ASTM A403/A403M, the standard 
specification for Wrought Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping Fittings, 
or its foreign equivalents (e.g., DIN or JIS specifications). This 
specification covers two general classes of fittings, WP and CR, of 
wrought austenitic stainless steel fittings of

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seamless and welded construction covered by the latest revision of ANSI 
B16.9, ANSI B16.11, and ANSI B16.28. Butt-weld fittings manufactured to 
specification ASTM A774, or its foreign equivalents, are also covered 
by the order.
    The order does not apply to cast fittings. Cast austenitic 
stainless steel pipe fittings are covered by specifications A351/A351M, 
A743/743M, and A744/A744M.
    The butt-weld fittings subject to the order are currently 
classifiable under subheading 7307.23.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings 
are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the scope of the order is dispositive.

Final Results of the Administrative Review

    We determine that a weighted-average dumping margin of 60.10 
percent exists for Superinox for the period of February 1, 2017, 
through January 31, 2018.

Assessment Rates

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1) and the Final Modification,\2\ Commerce will instruct 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate all appropriate 
entries for Superinox without regard to antidumping duties.
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    \2\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 
2012) (Final Modification).
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    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by 
Superinox for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for 
the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at 
the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in the transaction.\3\ We intend to issue 
instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of 
this review.
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    \3\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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Cash Deposit Requirement

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of the final results of administrative review 
for all shipments of pipe fittings from Malaysia entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of 
the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Superinox will 
be 60.10 percent, the weighted-average dumping margin established in 
the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise 
exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this 
administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, 
the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate 
published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in 
which the manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is 
not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-
fair-value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit 
rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed 
segment of the proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and 
(4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will 
continue to be 7.51 percent ad valorem, the all-others rate established 
in the less-than-fair value investigation.
    These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation subject 
to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These final results of administrative review are issued and 
published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: December 21, 2018.
P. Lee Smith,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations.
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