Raw Flexible Magnets From the People's Republic of China and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 26400-26401 [2019-11864]

Download as PDF 26400 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES relevant information from calendar year 2018 and must be submitted to Commerce no later than June 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit reports in both hard copy and electronically. Address the hard copy to ‘‘Offsets Program Manager, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Room 3878, Washington, DC 20230’’. Submit electronic copies to OffsetReport@bis.doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald DeMarines, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: 202–482–3755; fax: 202–482–5650; email: ronald.demarines@bis.doc.gov. 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[FR Doc. 2019–11902 Filed 6–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–922, A–583–842] Raw Flexible Magnets From the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of these second sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on raw flexible magnets from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the level indicated in the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Reviews’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Poole or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1293 or (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 17, 2008, Commerce published in the Federal Register the AD orders on raw flexible magnets from China and Taiwan.1 On February 5, 2019, Commerce initiated the second sunset reviews of the Orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On February 8, 2019, Commerce received notice of intent to participate from Magnum Magnetics Corporation (Magnum), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 Magnum, a domestic producer of the subject merchandise, claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act.4 On March 7, 2019, Commerce received adequate substantive responses from Magnum within the 30-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).5 We received no substantive responses from any respondent interested parties. On March 20, 2019, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.6 As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of the Orders. 1 See Antidumping Duty Order; Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China, 73 FR 53847 (September 17, 2008); Antidumping Duty Order: Raw Flexible Magnets from Taiwan, 73 FR 53848 (September 17, 2008) (collectively, Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 84 FR 1705 (February 5, 2019). 3 See Letter from Magnum, ‘‘Five-Year Review of Raw Flexible Magnets from China and Taiwan: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated February 8, 2019. 4 Id. at 2. 5 See Letter from Magnum, ‘‘Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Raw Flexible Magnets from China and Taiwan: Domestic Industry Substantive Response,’’ dated March 7, 2019. 6 See Letter from Commerce to ITC, ‘‘Sunset Review Initiated on February 5, 2019 Applicable to January 2019,’’ dated March 20, 2019. E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Orders The products covered by this order are certain flexible magnets regardless of shape,7 color, or packaging.8 Subject flexible magnets are bonded magnets composed (not necessarily exclusively) of (i) any one or combination of various flexible binders (such as polymers or copolymers, or rubber) and (ii) a magnetic element, which may consist of a ferrite permanent magnet material (commonly, strontium or barium ferrite, or a combination of the two), a metal alloy (such as NdFeB or Alnico), any combination of the foregoing with each other or any other material, or any other material capable of being permanently magnetized. Subject flexible magnets may be in either magnetized or unmagnetized (including demagnetized) condition, and may or may not be fully or partially laminated or fully or partially bonded with paper, plastic, or other material, of any composition and/ or color. Subject flexible magnets may be uncoated or may be coated with an adhesive or any other coating or combination of coatings. Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are printed flexible magnets, defined as flexible magnets (including individual magnets) that are laminated or bonded with paper, plastic, or other material if such paper, plastic, or other material bears printed text and/or images, including but not limited to business cards, calendars, poetry, sports event schedules, business promotions, decorative motifs, and the like. This exclusion does not apply to such printed flexible magnets if the printing concerned consists of only the following: A trade mark or trade name; country of origin; border, stripes, or lines; any printing that is removed in the course of cutting and/or printing magnets for retail sale or other disposition from the flexible magnet; manufacturing or use instructions (e.g., ‘‘print this side up,’’ ‘‘this side up,’’ ‘‘laminate here’’); printing on adhesive backing (that is, material to be removed in order to expose adhesive for use such as application of laminate) or on any other covering that is removed from the flexible magnet prior or subsequent to final printing and before use; nonpermanent printing (that is, printing in a medium that facilitates easy removal, permitting the flexible magnet to be reprinted); printing on the back (magnetic) side; or any combination of the above. 7 The term ‘‘shape’’ includes, but is not limited to profiles, which are flexible magnets with a nonrectangular cross-section. 8 Packaging includes retail or specialty packaging such as digital printer cartridges. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Jun 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 26401 All products meeting the physical description of subject merchandise that are not specifically excluded are within the scope of this order. The products subject to the order are currently classifiable principally under subheadings 8505.19.10 and 8505.19.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are provided only for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.9 administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of the 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 which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review, specifically the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Orders were to be revoked, are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 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 Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Dated: May 31, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Final Results of Reviews Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the AD orders on raw flexible magnets from China and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the margin of dumping likely to prevail if the AD Orders are revoked would be up to the following percentages: 10 Weightedaverage margin (percent) Country China .................................... Taiwan .................................. 185.28 38.03 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 9 See Memorandum regarding ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with and adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 10 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2019–11864 Filed 6–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–809] Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel) and Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai), producers/ exporters of circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) November 1, 2016, through October 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable June 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mermelstein and Nicholas Czajkowski, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1391 and (202) 482–1395, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 3, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review.1 We invited 1 See Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM Continued 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 109 (Thursday, June 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-922, A-583-842]


Raw Flexible Magnets From the People's Republic of China and 
Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of these second sunset reviews, the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) 
orders on raw flexible magnets from the People's Republic of China 
(China) and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of 
Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable June 6, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Poole or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1293 or (202) 482-1690, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 17, 2008, Commerce published in the Federal Register 
the AD orders on raw flexible magnets from China and Taiwan.\1\ On 
February 5, 2019, Commerce initiated the second sunset reviews of the 
Orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).\2\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order; Raw Flexible Magnets from the 
People's Republic of China, 73 FR 53847 (September 17, 2008); 
Antidumping Duty Order: Raw Flexible Magnets from Taiwan, 73 FR 
53848 (September 17, 2008) (collectively, Orders).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 84 FR 1705 
(February 5, 2019).
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    On February 8, 2019, Commerce received notice of intent to 
participate from Magnum Magnetics Corporation (Magnum), within the 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ Magnum, a domestic 
producer of the subject merchandise, claimed interested party status 
under section 771(9)(C) of the Act.\4\
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    \3\ See Letter from Magnum, ``Five-Year Review of Raw Flexible 
Magnets from China and Taiwan: Notice of Intent to Participate,'' 
dated February 8, 2019.
    \4\ Id. at 2.
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    On March 7, 2019, Commerce received adequate substantive responses 
from Magnum within the 30-day period specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i).\5\ We received no substantive responses from any 
respondent interested parties. On March 20, 2019, Commerce notified the 
U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that it did not receive an 
adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.\6\ As 
a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted expedited (120-day) sunset 
reviews of the Orders.
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    \5\ See Letter from Magnum, ``Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review of 
the Antidumping Duty Orders on Raw Flexible Magnets from China and 
Taiwan: Domestic Industry Substantive Response,'' dated March 7, 
2019.
    \6\ See Letter from Commerce to ITC, ``Sunset Review Initiated 
on February 5, 2019 Applicable to January 2019,'' dated March 20, 
2019.

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Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by this order are certain flexible magnets 
regardless of shape,\7\ color, or packaging.\8\ Subject flexible 
magnets are bonded magnets composed (not necessarily exclusively) of 
(i) any one or combination of various flexible binders (such as 
polymers or co-polymers, or rubber) and (ii) a magnetic element, which 
may consist of a ferrite permanent magnet material (commonly, strontium 
or barium ferrite, or a combination of the two), a metal alloy (such as 
NdFeB or Alnico), any combination of the foregoing with each other or 
any other material, or any other material capable of being permanently 
magnetized. Subject flexible magnets may be in either magnetized or 
unmagnetized (including demagnetized) condition, and may or may not be 
fully or partially laminated or fully or partially bonded with paper, 
plastic, or other material, of any composition and/or color. Subject 
flexible magnets may be uncoated or may be coated with an adhesive or 
any other coating or combination of coatings.
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    \7\ The term ``shape'' includes, but is not limited to profiles, 
which are flexible magnets with a non-rectangular cross-section.
    \8\ Packaging includes retail or specialty packaging such as 
digital printer cartridges.
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    Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are printed 
flexible magnets, defined as flexible magnets (including individual 
magnets) that are laminated or bonded with paper, plastic, or other 
material if such paper, plastic, or other material bears printed text 
and/or images, including but not limited to business cards, calendars, 
poetry, sports event schedules, business promotions, decorative motifs, 
and the like. This exclusion does not apply to such printed flexible 
magnets if the printing concerned consists of only the following: A 
trade mark or trade name; country of origin; border, stripes, or lines; 
any printing that is removed in the course of cutting and/or printing 
magnets for retail sale or other disposition from the flexible magnet; 
manufacturing or use instructions (e.g., ``print this side up,'' ``this 
side up,'' ``laminate here''); printing on adhesive backing (that is, 
material to be removed in order to expose adhesive for use such as 
application of laminate) or on any other covering that is removed from 
the flexible magnet prior or subsequent to final printing and before 
use; non-permanent printing (that is, printing in a medium that 
facilitates easy removal, permitting the flexible magnet to be re-
printed); printing on the back (magnetic) side; or any combination of 
the above.
    All products meeting the physical description of subject 
merchandise that are not specifically excluded are within the scope of 
this order. The products subject to the order are currently 
classifiable principally under subheadings 8505.19.10 and 8505.19.20 of 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS 
subheadings are provided only for convenience and customs purposes; the 
written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. A full 
description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.\9\
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    \9\ See Memorandum regarding ``Issues and Decision Memorandum 
for the Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of Raw 
Flexible Magnets from the People's Republic of China,'' dated 
concurrently with and adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision 
Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review, specifically the 
likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude 
of the margins likely to prevail if the Orders were to be revoked, are 
addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The Issues and 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 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 Central Records 
Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.

Final Results of Reviews

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, 
Commerce determines that revocation of the AD orders on raw flexible 
magnets from China and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation 
or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the margin of 
dumping likely to prevail if the AD Orders are revoked would be up to 
the following percentages: \10\
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    \10\ Id.

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China...................................................          185.28
Taiwan..................................................           38.03
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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of 
the 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 which is subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218.

    Dated: May 31, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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