Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico: Termination of Suspension Agreement, Rescission of Administrative Review, and Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Investigation, 20858-20861 [2019-09786]

Download as PDF 20858 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 92 / Monday, May 13, 2019 / Notices (CRU), Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building, as well as electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and in the CRU. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. determined that Fedmet, Fengchi, and RHI had no reviewable entries, shipments, or sales of the subject merchandise to the United States during the POR, any suspended entries that entered under their case numbers (i.e., at that exporter’s rate) will be liquidated at the China-wide entity rate.9 We will instruct CBP to liquidate entries from the China-wide entity at the current rate for the China-wide entity (i.e., 236.00 percent). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review. Final Determination of No Shipments Commerce preliminarily found that Fedmet, Fengchi Imp. and Exp. Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City, Fengchi Mining Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City, and Fengchi Refractories Co., of Haicheng City (collectively, Fengchi), and RHI Refractories Liaoning Co., Ltd. (RHI) had no reviewable entries, shipments, or sales of the subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.6 After the Preliminary Results, with respect to Fengchi and RHI, no party commented on our preliminary no shipments finding, nor has any party submitted record evidence which would call this finding into question. Therefore, for the final results, we continue to find that Fengchi and RHI had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. With respect to Fedmet, we placed entry packages obtained from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on the record of this review, and interested parties submitted comments on this information.7 As discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, we continue to find that Fedmet also did not have any reviewable entries, shipments, or sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.8 Consistent with our practice, we will issue appropriate instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) based on our final results. Cash Deposit Requirements jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates We have not calculated any assessment rates in this administrative review. Pursuant to Commerce’s assessment practice, because we have 6 See Preliminary Results at ‘‘Preliminary Determination of No Shipments.’’ 7 See Memo to the File, ‘‘Placement of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Entry Summary Packages Regarding Fedmet Resources Corporation on the Record of the Administrative Review,’’ dated December 4, 2018 (CBP Entry Package Memo); the petitioners’ December 14, 2018 submission; Fedmet’s December 14, 2018 submission. 8 See Issues and Decision Memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 May 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for shipments of the subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate published for the most recently completed period; (2) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate previously established for the China-wide entity (i.e., 236.00 percent); and (3) for all nonChinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. This notice also 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. 9 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(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. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: May 7, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Final Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Issue V. Discussion of the Issue: Treatment of Fedmet VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–09785 Filed 5–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–820] Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico: Termination of Suspension Agreement, Rescission of Administrative Review, and Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notification to Importers PO 00000 Administrative Protective Orders Applicable May 13, 2019. On February 6, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) gave 90 days’ notice of intent to withdraw from the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico (2013 Agreement), terminate the 2013 Agreement, and continue the antidumping duty (AD) investigation initiated in 1996. Because a new suspension agreement has not been signed, Commerce is withdrawing from and terminating the suspension agreement, rescinding the administrative review of the 2013 DATES: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 92 / Monday, May 13, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Agreement, and continuing the antidumping duty (AD) investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or Rebecca Lee, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0162 or (202) 482–6188, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 18, 1996, Commerce initiated an AD investigation to determine whether imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).1 On May 16, 1996, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) notified Commerce of its affirmative preliminary injury determination. On October 10, 1996, Commerce and certain tomato growers/exporters from Mexico initialed a proposed agreement to suspend the AD investigation. On October 28, 1996, Commerce issued its 1996 Preliminary Determination and found imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico were being sold at LTFV in the United States.2 On the same day, Commerce and producers/exporters accounting for substantially all imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico signed an agreement to suspend the investigation (1996 Agreement).3 On May 31, 2002, certain tomato growers/exporters from Mexico accounting for a significant percentage of all fresh tomatoes imported into the United States from Mexico provided written notice to Commerce of their withdrawal from the 1996 Agreement, effective July 30, 2002. Because the 1996 Agreement would no longer cover substantially all imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, effective July 30, 2002, Commerce terminated the 1996 Agreement, terminated the sunset review of the suspended investigation, and resumed the AD investigation.4 On November 8, 2002, Commerce and certain tomato growers/exporters from Mexico initialed a proposed agreement suspending the resumed AD investigation on imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico. On December 4, 2002, Commerce and producers/ exporters accounting for substantially all imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico signed a new suspension agreement (2002 Agreement).5 On November 26, 2007, certain tomato growers/exporters from Mexico accounting for a significant percentage of all fresh tomatoes imported into the United States provided written notice to Commerce of their withdrawal from the 2002 Agreement, effective 90 days from the date of their withdrawal letter (i.e., February 24, 2008), or earlier, at Commerce’s discretion. On November 28, 2007, Commerce and certain tomato growers/exporters from Mexico initialed a new proposed agreement to suspend the AD investigation on imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico. On December 3, 2007, Commerce released the initialed agreement to interested parties for comment. On December 17 and 18, 2007, several interested parties filed comments in support of the initialed agreement. Because the 2002 Agreement would no longer cover substantially all imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, Commerce published a notice of intent to terminate the 2002 Agreement, intent to terminate the five-year sunset review of the suspended investigation, and intent to resume the AD investigation.6 On January 16, 2008, Commerce published a notice of termination of the 2002 Agreement, termination of the fiveyear sunset review of the suspended investigation, and resumption of the AD investigation, effective January 18, 2008.7 On January 22, 2008, Commerce signed a new suspension agreement (2008 Agreement) with producers/ exporters accounting for substantially all imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico.8 On August 15, 2012, certain growers/ exporters of fresh tomatoes from Mexico filed a letter with Commerce requesting 1 See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation: Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, 61 FR 18377 (April 25, 1996). 2 See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination: Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, 61 FR 56608 (November 1, 1996) (1996 Preliminary Determination). 3 See Suspension of Antidumping Investigation: Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, 61 FR 56618 (November 1, 1996). 4 See Notice of Termination of Suspension Agreement, Termination of Sunset Review, and Resumption of Antidumping Investigation: Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, 67 FR 50858 (August 6, 2002). 5 See Suspension of Antidumping Investigation: Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, 67 FR 77044 (December 16, 2002). 6 See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Notice of Intent to Terminate Suspension Agreement, Intent to Terminate the Five-Year Sunset Review, and Intent to Resume Antidumping Investigation, 72 FR 70820 (December 13, 2007). 7 See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Notice of Termination of Suspension Agreement, Termination of Five-Year Sunset Review, and Resumption of Antidumping Investigation, 73 FR 2887 (January 16, 2008). 8 See Suspension of Antidumping Investigation: Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, 73 FR 4831 (January 28, 2008). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 May 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20859 consultations under Section IV.G.9 of the 2008 Agreement, and Commerce agreed to consult. As a result of these consultations, on February 2, 2013, Commerce and tomato growers/ exporters from Mexico accounting for a significant percentage of all fresh tomatoes imported into the United States from Mexico initialed a draft agreement that would suspend a resumed AD investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico. On February 8, 2013, Commerce published a notice of intent to terminate the 2008 Agreement, intent to terminate the five-year sunset review of the suspended investigation, and intent to resume the AD investigation.10 On March 1, 2013, Commerce issued a notice of termination of the 2008 Agreement, termination of the five-year sunset review of the suspended investigation, and resumption of the AD investigation.11 On March 4, 2013, Commerce and producers/exporters accounting for substantially all imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico signed a new suspension agreement (2013 Agreement).12 On January 9, 2018, Commerce issued a letter that formally opened consultations with the Mexican tomato growers/exporters to negotiate possible revisions to the 2013 Agreement.13 Since that time, Commerce has continued to negotiate with representatives of the Mexican growers/ exporters and, in parallel, has continually consulted with representatives of the domestic industry. On February 1, 2018, Commerce initiated a five-year sunset review of the suspended investigation.14 On March 29, 2018, the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE), a member of the U.S. petitioning industry, filed a request that Commerce conduct an administrative review on 9 Section IV.G. of the 2008 Agreement states that Commerce will consult with signatory producers/ exporters regarding the operations of the 2008 Agreement. A party may request such consultations in any April or September (i.e. prior to the beginning of each season) following the first year of the signing of the 2008 Agreement. 10 See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Intent To Terminate Suspension Agreement and Resume Antidumping Investigation and Intent To Terminate Sunset Review, 78 FR 9366 (February 8, 2013). 11 See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Termination of Suspension Agreement, Termination of Five-Year Sunset Review, and Resumption of Antidumping Investigation, 78 FR 14771 (March 7, 2013). 12 See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Suspension of Antidumping Investigation, 78 FR 14967 (March 8, 2013). 13 See Letter from Commerce to CAADES et al., ‘‘Consultations on the 2013 Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico,’’ dated January 9, 2018. 14 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 83 FR 4641 (February 1, 2018). E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 20860 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 92 / Monday, May 13, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES growers/exporters of fresh tomatoes from Mexico covered by the 2013 Agreement. On May 2, 2018, Commerce initiated the administrative review of the 2013 Agreement.15 On August 27, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the five-year sunset review of the suspended investigation.16 On November 14, 2018, the FTE filed a request that Commerce terminate the 2013 Agreement and resume the AD investigation under Section VI.B of the 2013 Agreement.17 Section VI.B of the 2013 Agreement states that ‘‘the signatories or the Department may withdraw from this Agreement upon ninety days written notice to the other party.’’ On November 27, 2018, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas filed a rebuttal to FTE’s request to terminate.18 On November 26, 2018 and November 28, 2018, respectively, Confederacio´n de Asociaciones Agrı´colas del Estado de Sinaloa, A.C., Consejo Agrı´cola de Baja California, A.C., Asociacio´n Mexicana de Horticultura Protegida, A.C., Asociacio´n de Productores de Hortalizas del Yaqui y Mayo, and Sistema Producto Tomate (collectively, CAADES et al. or the Mexican growers) submitted responses to FTE’s previous request for Commerce to terminate the 2013 Agreement.19 20 On December 18, 2018, NS Brands, Ltd (NatureSweet), a signatory to the 2013 Agreement, filed a letter in support of the November 28, 2018 response by the Mexican growers.21 On December 27, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the final results of the five-year 15 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews (Initiation of Administrative Review), 83 FR 19215 (May 2, 2018). 16 See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Preliminary Results of the Five-Year Sunset Review of the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, 83 FR 43642 (August 27, 2018). 17 See Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, from the FTE, ‘‘Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Request to Terminate Antidumping Suspension Agreement,’’ dated November 14, 2018. 18 See Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, from the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, ‘‘Re: Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: FTE’s Misleading Request to Terminate Agreement,’’ dated November 27, 2018. 19 See Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, from CAADES et al., ‘‘2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico,’’ dated November 26, 2018. 20 See Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, from CAADES et al., ‘‘2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico,’’ dated November 28, 2018. 21 See Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, from NS Brands, Ltd., ‘‘2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: NS Brands’ Response to Petitions Request to Terminate 2013 Suspension Agreement,’’ dated December 18, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 May 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 sunset review of the suspended investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico, finding that termination of the suspended investigation would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping.22 On February 6, 2019, in accordance with Section VI.B of the 2013 Agreement, Commerce notified Mexican signatories that Commerce intends to withdraw from the 2013 Agreement.23 Since the notification, as noted above, Commerce has held consultations with representatives of the Mexican growers/ exporters and the domestic industry to discuss a possible new suspension agreement. Scope of the Investigation The merchandise subject to the investigation is all fresh or chilled tomatoes (fresh tomatoes) which have Mexico as their origin, except for those tomatoes which are for processing. For purposes of this suspended investigation, processing is defined to include preserving by any commercial process, such as canning, dehydrating, drying, or the addition of chemical substances, or converting the tomato product into juices, sauces, or purees. Fresh tomatoes that are imported for cutting up, not further processing (e.g., tomatoes used in the preparation of fresh salsa or salad bars), are covered by the investigation. Commercially grown tomatoes, both for the fresh market and for processing, are classified as Lycopersicon esculentum. Important commercial varieties of fresh tomatoes include common round, cherry, grape, plum, greenhouse, and pear tomatoes, all of which are covered by this investigation. Tomatoes imported from Mexico covered by this investigation are classified under the following subheading of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), according to the season of importation: 0702. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Termination of Suspension Agreement and Continuation of the AD Investigation In accordance with Section VI.B of the 2013 Agreement, Commerce is 22 See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Final Results of the Full Sunset Review of the Suspended Antidumping Duty Investigation, 83 FR 66680 (December 27, 2018). 23 See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Intent To Terminate Suspension Agreement, Rescind the Sunset and Administrative Reviews, and Resume the Antidumping Duty Investigation, 84 FR 7872 (March 5, 2019). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 withdrawing from the 2013 Agreement, effective May 7, 2019, which is 90 days after our February 6, 2019 notice to the signatories. Accordingly, Commerce is terminating the 2013 Agreement, effective May 7, 2019, and continuing the underlying AD investigation. The statute does not identify the timing for completion of the investigation in this particular scenario. Therefore, we are looking to section 734(i)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), for guidance. Consistent with section 734(i)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will continue the investigation as if it had published the affirmative preliminary determination under section 733(b) of the Act on the effective date of the termination, May 7, 2019. As explained in its 1996 Preliminary Determination, Commerce previously postponed the final determination until the 135th day after the date of the preliminary determination.24 Commerce, therefore, intends to issue its final determination in the investigation 135 days after the effective date of withdrawal from and termination of the 2013 Agreement, i.e., by September 19, 2019, unless a new suspension agreement becomes effective prior to or on this date. If Commerce and producers/exporters accounting for substantially all imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico sign a new suspension agreement, following the notice and comment period provided in accordance with section 734(c) of the Act, the continued investigation will be suspended. Rescission of the Administrative Review On May 2, 2018, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the 2013 Agreement for the period March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018.25 Because Commerce has terminated the 2013 Agreement, there is no longer an agreement of which to conduct an administrative review. Therefore, Commerce is rescinding the administrative review of the 2013 Agreement, effective on the date of termination of the 2013 Agreement, i.e., May 7, 2019. Period of Investigation The original period of investigation was March 1, 1995, through February 29, 1996. Due to the unusual procedural posture of this proceeding, in which we are terminating a suspension agreement and continuing an investigation that covers a period of investigation that dates back more than 23 years, 24 See 1996 Preliminary Determination at 56609. Initiation of Administrative Review, 83 FR at 19217. 25 See E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 92 / Monday, May 13, 2019 / Notices Commerce will be requesting information corresponding to the most recent four full quarters, i.e., April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Respondent Selection In light of the unusual procedural posture of this proceeding, Commerce finds it appropriate to reconsider respondent selection. Commerce intends to evaluate U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico for the most recent four quarters under the appropriate Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) numbers listed in the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ section above and select mandatory respondents in accordance with section 777A(c) of the Act. We are releasing CBP data under Administrative Protective Order (APO) to all parties with access to information protected by APO concurrently with the issuance of this notice. Interested parties wishing to comment on the CBP data must do so within two business days of the publication date of this notice. Comments must be filed electronically using Commerce’s electronic records system, ACCESS at http://access.trade.gov in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.26 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, two business days after the publication date of this notice. Suspension of Liquidation Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of entries of fresh tomatoes from Mexico that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after May 7, 2019, the effective date of the termination of the 2013 Suspension Agreement. CBP shall require antidumping duty cash deposits or bonds for entries of the subject merchandise based on the preliminary dumping margins, which are as follows: Weightedaverage percentage margin jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Grower/exporter San Vincente Camalu ........................... Exportadora Agricola Sacramento S.A. de C.V.27 ............................................ Arturo Lomeli Villalobas S.A. de C.V .... Eco-Cultivos S.A. de C.V ...................... Productora Agricola Industrial del Noroeste, S.A. de C.V.28 ................... Administradora Horticola del Tamazula Agricola Yory, S. de P.R. de R.I ........... 4.16 11.89 26.97 188.45 10.26 28.30 11.95 26 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 May 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 Weightedaverage percentage margin Grower/exporter All Others .............................................. 17.56 International Trade Commission Commerce will notifythe International Trade Commission (ITC) of its withdrawal from and termination of the 2013 Suspension Agreement and continuation of the AD investigation. If Commerce makes a final affirmative determination, the ITC is scheduled to make its final determination concerning injury within 45 days after publication of Commerce’s final determination. If both Commerce’s and the ITC’s final determinations are affirmative, Commerce will issue an AD order. Filing Requirements All submissions to Commerce must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).29 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the time and date it is due. Documents exempted from the electronic submission requirements must be filed manually (i.e., in paper form) with Enforcement and Compliance’s APO/Dockets Unit, Room 18022, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, and stamped with the date and time of receipt by the applicable deadlines. Certification Requirements Any party submitting factual information in an AD or CVD proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.30 27 Exportadora Agricola Sacramento S.A. de C.V. (Sacramento) is formerly known as Ernesto Fernando Echavarria Salazar Grupo Solidario. See Commerce’s verification agenda to Sacramento dated October 11, 2002, and the Sacramento verification report dated November 12, 2002, at Home Market Exhibit 1. 28 Productora Agricola Industrial del Noroeste, S.A. de C.V. (Noroeste) was formerly known as Ranchos Los Pinos S. de R.L. de C.V. See Noroeste’s entry of appearance dated October 18, 2002, the Noroeste cost verification report dated November 12, 2002, at 3, and the Noroeste sales verification report dated November 13, 2002, at 1, 4. 29 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011); see also Enforcement and Compliance; Change of Electronic Filing System Name, 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014) for details of Commerce’s electronic filing requirements, effective August 5, 2011. Information on help using ACCESS can be found at https://access.trade.gov/ help.aspx and a handbook can be found at https:// access.trade.gov/help/Handbook%20on %20Electronic%20Filling%20Procedures.pdf. 30 See section 782(b) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 20861 Parties must use the certification formats provided in 19 CFR 351.303(g).31 Commerce intends to reject factual submissions if the submitting party does not comply with the applicable revised certification requirements. Administrative Protective Order Access and Letters of Appearance Commerce will issue new administrative protective orders (APO) for the continued investigation that will supersede the previously issued firmspecific APOs. Those authorized applicants that were granted APOs during the original investigation, as indicated in the most recent APO service list on Commerce’s website, will continue to have access to business proprietary information under APO. Any new APO applications or necessary amendments for changes in staff under the pre-existing APOs should be submitted promptly, and in accordance with the procedures outlined in Commerce’s regulations at 19 CFR 351.305. These applications must be filed electronically using ACCESS at http://access.trade.gov. Those procedures apply to this continued investigation. Parties wishing to participate in this continued investigation should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures, e.g., the filing of separate letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d). This determination is issued and published in accordance with section 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: May 7, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–09786 Filed 5–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 31 See also Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule). Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule are available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-820]


Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico: Termination of Suspension Agreement, 
Rescission of Administrative Review, and Continuation of the 
Antidumping Duty Investigation

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


DATES: Applicable May 13, 2019.

SUMMARY: On February 6, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
gave 90 days' notice of intent to withdraw from the 2013 Suspension 
Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico (2013 Agreement), terminate the 
2013 Agreement, and continue the antidumping duty (AD) investigation 
initiated in 1996. Because a new suspension agreement has not been 
signed, Commerce is withdrawing from and terminating the suspension 
agreement, rescinding the administrative review of the 2013

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Agreement, and continuing the antidumping duty (AD) investigation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or Rebecca Lee, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-0162 or (202) 482-6188, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 18, 1996, Commerce initiated an AD investigation to 
determine whether imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico are being, or 
are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value 
(LTFV).\1\ On May 16, 1996, the United States International Trade 
Commission (ITC) notified Commerce of its affirmative preliminary 
injury determination.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation: Fresh 
Tomatoes from Mexico, 61 FR 18377 (April 25, 1996).
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    On October 10, 1996, Commerce and certain tomato growers/exporters 
from Mexico initialed a proposed agreement to suspend the AD 
investigation. On October 28, 1996, Commerce issued its 1996 
Preliminary Determination and found imports of fresh tomatoes from 
Mexico were being sold at LTFV in the United States.\2\ On the same 
day, Commerce and producers/exporters accounting for substantially all 
imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico signed an agreement to suspend 
the investigation (1996 Agreement).\3\
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    \2\ See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination: Fresh 
Tomatoes from Mexico, 61 FR 56608 (November 1, 1996) (1996 
Preliminary Determination).
    \3\ See Suspension of Antidumping Investigation: Fresh Tomatoes 
from Mexico, 61 FR 56618 (November 1, 1996).
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    On May 31, 2002, certain tomato growers/exporters from Mexico 
accounting for a significant percentage of all fresh tomatoes imported 
into the United States from Mexico provided written notice to Commerce 
of their withdrawal from the 1996 Agreement, effective July 30, 2002. 
Because the 1996 Agreement would no longer cover substantially all 
imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, effective July 30, 2002, 
Commerce terminated the 1996 Agreement, terminated the sunset review of 
the suspended investigation, and resumed the AD investigation.\4\
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    \4\ See Notice of Termination of Suspension Agreement, 
Termination of Sunset Review, and Resumption of Antidumping 
Investigation: Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, 67 FR 50858 (August 6, 
2002).
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    On November 8, 2002, Commerce and certain tomato growers/exporters 
from Mexico initialed a proposed agreement suspending the resumed AD 
investigation on imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico. On December 4, 
2002, Commerce and producers/exporters accounting for substantially all 
imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico signed a new suspension agreement 
(2002 Agreement).\5\
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    \5\ See Suspension of Antidumping Investigation: Fresh Tomatoes 
from Mexico, 67 FR 77044 (December 16, 2002).
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    On November 26, 2007, certain tomato growers/exporters from Mexico 
accounting for a significant percentage of all fresh tomatoes imported 
into the United States provided written notice to Commerce of their 
withdrawal from the 2002 Agreement, effective 90 days from the date of 
their withdrawal letter (i.e., February 24, 2008), or earlier, at 
Commerce's discretion.
    On November 28, 2007, Commerce and certain tomato growers/exporters 
from Mexico initialed a new proposed agreement to suspend the AD 
investigation on imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico. On December 3, 
2007, Commerce released the initialed agreement to interested parties 
for comment. On December 17 and 18, 2007, several interested parties 
filed comments in support of the initialed agreement.
    Because the 2002 Agreement would no longer cover substantially all 
imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, Commerce published a notice of 
intent to terminate the 2002 Agreement, intent to terminate the five-
year sunset review of the suspended investigation, and intent to resume 
the AD investigation.\6\ On January 16, 2008, Commerce published a 
notice of termination of the 2002 Agreement, termination of the five-
year sunset review of the suspended investigation, and resumption of 
the AD investigation, effective January 18, 2008.\7\ On January 22, 
2008, Commerce signed a new suspension agreement (2008 Agreement) with 
producers/exporters accounting for substantially all imports of fresh 
tomatoes from Mexico.\8\
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    \6\ See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Notice of Intent to 
Terminate Suspension Agreement, Intent to Terminate the Five-Year 
Sunset Review, and Intent to Resume Antidumping Investigation, 72 FR 
70820 (December 13, 2007).
    \7\ See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Notice of Termination of 
Suspension Agreement, Termination of Five-Year Sunset Review, and 
Resumption of Antidumping Investigation, 73 FR 2887 (January 16, 
2008).
    \8\ See Suspension of Antidumping Investigation: Fresh Tomatoes 
from Mexico, 73 FR 4831 (January 28, 2008).
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    On August 15, 2012, certain growers/exporters of fresh tomatoes 
from Mexico filed a letter with Commerce requesting consultations under 
Section IV.G.\9\ of the 2008 Agreement, and Commerce agreed to consult. 
As a result of these consultations, on February 2, 2013, Commerce and 
tomato growers/exporters from Mexico accounting for a significant 
percentage of all fresh tomatoes imported into the United States from 
Mexico initialed a draft agreement that would suspend a resumed AD 
investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico. On February 8, 2013, 
Commerce published a notice of intent to terminate the 2008 Agreement, 
intent to terminate the five-year sunset review of the suspended 
investigation, and intent to resume the AD investigation.\10\ On March 
1, 2013, Commerce issued a notice of termination of the 2008 Agreement, 
termination of the five-year sunset review of the suspended 
investigation, and resumption of the AD investigation.\11\ On March 4, 
2013, Commerce and producers/exporters accounting for substantially all 
imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico signed a new suspension agreement 
(2013 Agreement).\12\
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    \9\ Section IV.G. of the 2008 Agreement states that Commerce 
will consult with signatory producers/exporters regarding the 
operations of the 2008 Agreement. A party may request such 
consultations in any April or September (i.e. prior to the beginning 
of each season) following the first year of the signing of the 2008 
Agreement.
    \10\ See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Intent To Terminate 
Suspension Agreement and Resume Antidumping Investigation and Intent 
To Terminate Sunset Review, 78 FR 9366 (February 8, 2013).
    \11\ See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Termination of Suspension 
Agreement, Termination of Five-Year Sunset Review, and Resumption of 
Antidumping Investigation, 78 FR 14771 (March 7, 2013).
    \12\ See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Suspension of Antidumping 
Investigation, 78 FR 14967 (March 8, 2013).
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    On January 9, 2018, Commerce issued a letter that formally opened 
consultations with the Mexican tomato growers/exporters to negotiate 
possible revisions to the 2013 Agreement.\13\ Since that time, Commerce 
has continued to negotiate with representatives of the Mexican growers/
exporters and, in parallel, has continually consulted with 
representatives of the domestic industry.
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    \13\ See Letter from Commerce to CAADES et al., ``Consultations 
on the 2013 Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on 
Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico,'' dated January 9, 2018.
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    On February 1, 2018, Commerce initiated a five-year sunset review 
of the suspended investigation.\14\ On March 29, 2018, the Florida 
Tomato Exchange (FTE), a member of the U.S. petitioning industry, filed 
a request that Commerce conduct an administrative review on

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growers/exporters of fresh tomatoes from Mexico covered by the 2013 
Agreement. On May 2, 2018, Commerce initiated the administrative review 
of the 2013 Agreement.\15\ On August 27, 2018, Commerce published in 
the Federal Register the preliminary results of the five-year sunset 
review of the suspended investigation.\16\
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    \14\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 83 FR 4641 
(February 1, 2018).
    \15\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews (Initiation of Administrative Review), 83 FR 
19215 (May 2, 2018).
    \16\ See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Preliminary Results of the 
Five-Year Sunset Review of the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh 
Tomatoes from Mexico, 83 FR 43642 (August 27, 2018).
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    On November 14, 2018, the FTE filed a request that Commerce 
terminate the 2013 Agreement and resume the AD investigation under 
Section VI.B of the 2013 Agreement.\17\ Section VI.B of the 2013 
Agreement states that ``the signatories or the Department may withdraw 
from this Agreement upon ninety days written notice to the other 
party.'' On November 27, 2018, the Fresh Produce Association of the 
Americas filed a rebuttal to FTE's request to terminate.\18\ On 
November 26, 2018 and November 28, 2018, respectively, 
Confederaci[oacute]n de Asociaciones Agr[iacute]colas del Estado de 
Sinaloa, A.C., Consejo Agr[iacute]cola de Baja California, A.C., 
Asociaci[oacute]n Mexicana de Horticultura Protegida, A.C., 
Asociaci[oacute]n de Productores de Hortalizas del Yaqui y Mayo, and 
Sistema Producto Tomate (collectively, CAADES et al. or the Mexican 
growers) submitted responses to FTE's previous request for Commerce to 
terminate the 2013 Agreement.19 20 On December 18, 2018, NS 
Brands, Ltd (NatureSweet), a signatory to the 2013 Agreement, filed a 
letter in support of the November 28, 2018 response by the Mexican 
growers.\21\ On December 27, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal 
Register the final results of the five-year sunset review of the 
suspended investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico, finding that 
termination of the suspended investigation would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping.\22\
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    \17\ See Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, from the 
FTE, ``Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Request to Terminate Antidumping 
Suspension Agreement,'' dated November 14, 2018.
    \18\ See Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, from the 
Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, ``Re: Fresh Tomatoes from 
Mexico: FTE's Misleading Request to Terminate Agreement,'' dated 
November 27, 2018.
    \19\ See Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, from 
CAADES et al., ``2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from 
Mexico,'' dated November 26, 2018.
    \20\ See Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, from 
CAADES et al., ``2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from 
Mexico,'' dated November 28, 2018.
    \21\ See Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, from NS 
Brands, Ltd., ``2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from 
Mexico: NS Brands' Response to Petitions Request to Terminate 2013 
Suspension Agreement,'' dated December 18, 2018.
    \22\ See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Final Results of the Full 
Sunset Review of the Suspended Antidumping Duty Investigation, 83 FR 
66680 (December 27, 2018).
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    On February 6, 2019, in accordance with Section VI.B of the 2013 
Agreement, Commerce notified Mexican signatories that Commerce intends 
to withdraw from the 2013 Agreement.\23\ Since the notification, as 
noted above, Commerce has held consultations with representatives of 
the Mexican growers/exporters and the domestic industry to discuss a 
possible new suspension agreement.
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    \23\ See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Intent To Terminate 
Suspension Agreement, Rescind the Sunset and Administrative Reviews, 
and Resume the Antidumping Duty Investigation, 84 FR 7872 (March 5, 
2019).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise subject to the investigation is all fresh or 
chilled tomatoes (fresh tomatoes) which have Mexico as their origin, 
except for those tomatoes which are for processing. For purposes of 
this suspended investigation, processing is defined to include 
preserving by any commercial process, such as canning, dehydrating, 
drying, or the addition of chemical substances, or converting the 
tomato product into juices, sauces, or purees. Fresh tomatoes that are 
imported for cutting up, not further processing (e.g., tomatoes used in 
the preparation of fresh salsa or salad bars), are covered by the 
investigation.
    Commercially grown tomatoes, both for the fresh market and for 
processing, are classified as Lycopersicon esculentum. Important 
commercial varieties of fresh tomatoes include common round, cherry, 
grape, plum, greenhouse, and pear tomatoes, all of which are covered by 
this investigation.
    Tomatoes imported from Mexico covered by this investigation are 
classified under the following subheading of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), according to the season of 
importation: 0702. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
of this investigation is dispositive.

Termination of Suspension Agreement and Continuation of the AD 
Investigation

    In accordance with Section VI.B of the 2013 Agreement, Commerce is 
withdrawing from the 2013 Agreement, effective May 7, 2019, which is 90 
days after our February 6, 2019 notice to the signatories. Accordingly, 
Commerce is terminating the 2013 Agreement, effective May 7, 2019, and 
continuing the underlying AD investigation. The statute does not 
identify the timing for completion of the investigation in this 
particular scenario. Therefore, we are looking to section 734(i)(1)(B) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), for guidance. 
Consistent with section 734(i)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will continue 
the investigation as if it had published the affirmative preliminary 
determination under section 733(b) of the Act on the effective date of 
the termination, May 7, 2019. As explained in its 1996 Preliminary 
Determination, Commerce previously postponed the final determination 
until the 135th day after the date of the preliminary 
determination.\24\ Commerce, therefore, intends to issue its final 
determination in the investigation 135 days after the effective date of 
withdrawal from and termination of the 2013 Agreement, i.e., by 
September 19, 2019, unless a new suspension agreement becomes effective 
prior to or on this date. If Commerce and producers/exporters 
accounting for substantially all imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico 
sign a new suspension agreement, following the notice and comment 
period provided in accordance with section 734(c) of the Act, the 
continued investigation will be suspended.
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    \24\ See 1996 Preliminary Determination at 56609.
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Rescission of the Administrative Review

    On May 2, 2018, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the 
2013 Agreement for the period March 1, 2017 through February 28, 
2018.\25\ Because Commerce has terminated the 2013 Agreement, there is 
no longer an agreement of which to conduct an administrative review. 
Therefore, Commerce is rescinding the administrative review of the 2013 
Agreement, effective on the date of termination of the 2013 Agreement, 
i.e., May 7, 2019.
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    \25\ See Initiation of Administrative Review, 83 FR at 19217.
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Period of Investigation

    The original period of investigation was March 1, 1995, through 
February 29, 1996. Due to the unusual procedural posture of this 
proceeding, in which we are terminating a suspension agreement and 
continuing an investigation that covers a period of investigation that 
dates back more than 23 years,

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Commerce will be requesting information corresponding to the most 
recent four full quarters, i.e., April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

Respondent Selection

    In light of the unusual procedural posture of this proceeding, 
Commerce finds it appropriate to reconsider respondent selection. 
Commerce intends to evaluate U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
data for U.S. imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico for the most recent 
four quarters under the appropriate Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) numbers listed in the ``Scope of the 
Investigation'' section above and select mandatory respondents in 
accordance with section 777A(c) of the Act.
    We are releasing CBP data under Administrative Protective Order 
(APO) to all parties with access to information protected by APO 
concurrently with the issuance of this notice.
    Interested parties wishing to comment on the CBP data must do so 
within two business days of the publication date of this notice. 
Comments must be filed electronically using Commerce's electronic 
records system, ACCESS at http://access.trade.gov in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.303.\26\ An electronically filed document must be received 
successfully in its entirety by ACCESS no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time, two business days after the publication date of this notice.
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    \26\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order 
Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011).
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Suspension of Liquidation

    Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
suspend liquidation of entries of fresh tomatoes from Mexico that are 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after May 
7, 2019, the effective date of the termination of the 2013 Suspension 
Agreement. CBP shall require antidumping duty cash deposits or bonds 
for entries of the subject merchandise based on the preliminary dumping 
margins, which are as follows:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                       Grower/exporter                        percentage
                                                                margin
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San Vincente Camalu.........................................        4.16
Exportadora Agricola Sacramento S.A. de C.V.\27\............       11.89
Arturo Lomeli Villalobas S.A. de C.V........................       26.97
Eco-Cultivos S.A. de C.V....................................      188.45
Productora Agricola Industrial del Noroeste, S.A. de               10.26
 C.V.\28\...................................................
Administradora Horticola del Tamazula.......................       28.30
Agricola Yory, S. de P.R. de R.I............................       11.95
All Others..................................................       17.56
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International Trade Commission

    Commerce will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of 
its withdrawal from and termination of the 2013 Suspension Agreement 
and continuation of the AD investigation. If Commerce makes a final 
affirmative determination, the ITC is scheduled to make its final 
determination concerning injury within 45 days after publication of 
Commerce's final determination. If both Commerce's and the ITC's final 
determinations are affirmative, Commerce will issue an AD order.
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    \27\ Exportadora Agricola Sacramento S.A. de C.V. (Sacramento) 
is formerly known as Ernesto Fernando Echavarria Salazar Grupo 
Solidario. See Commerce's verification agenda to Sacramento dated 
October 11, 2002, and the Sacramento verification report dated 
November 12, 2002, at Home Market Exhibit 1.
    \28\ Productora Agricola Industrial del Noroeste, S.A. de C.V. 
(Noroeste) was formerly known as Ranchos Los Pinos S. de R.L. de 
C.V. See Noroeste's entry of appearance dated October 18, 2002, the 
Noroeste cost verification report dated November 12, 2002, at 3, and 
the Noroeste sales verification report dated November 13, 2002, at 
1, 4.
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Filing Requirements

    All submissions to Commerce must be filed electronically using 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).\29\ An electronically 
filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the 
time and date it is due. Documents exempted from the electronic 
submission requirements must be filed manually (i.e., in paper form) 
with Enforcement and Compliance's APO/Dockets Unit, Room 18022, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20230, and stamped with the date and time of receipt by the applicable 
deadlines.
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    \29\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order 
Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011); see also Enforcement and 
Compliance; Change of Electronic Filing System Name, 79 FR 69046 
(November 20, 2014) for details of Commerce's electronic filing 
requirements, effective August 5, 2011. Information on help using 
ACCESS can be found at https://access.trade.gov/help.aspx and a 
handbook can be found at https://access.trade.gov/help/Handbook%20on%20Electronic%20Filling%20Procedures.pdf.
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Certification Requirements

    Any party submitting factual information in an AD or CVD proceeding 
must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.\30\ 
Parties must use the certification formats provided in 19 CFR 
351.303(g).\31\ Commerce intends to reject factual submissions if the 
submitting party does not comply with the applicable revised 
certification requirements.
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    \30\ See section 782(b) of the Act.
    \31\ See also Certification of Factual Information to Import 
Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule). Answers to 
frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule are available at 
http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf.
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Administrative Protective Order Access and Letters of Appearance

    Commerce will issue new administrative protective orders (APO) for 
the continued investigation that will supersede the previously issued 
firm-specific APOs. Those authorized applicants that were granted APOs 
during the original investigation, as indicated in the most recent APO 
service list on Commerce's website, will continue to have access to 
business proprietary information under APO. Any new APO applications or 
necessary amendments for changes in staff under the pre-existing APOs 
should be submitted promptly, and in accordance with the procedures 
outlined in Commerce's regulations at 19 CFR 351.305. These 
applications must be filed electronically using ACCESS at http://access.trade.gov. Those procedures apply to this continued 
investigation. Parties wishing to participate in this continued 
investigation should ensure that they meet the requirements of these 
procedures, e.g., the filing of separate letters of appearance as 
discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d).
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
section 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: May 7, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2019-09786 Filed 5-10-19; 8:45 am]
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