Diffusion-Annealed Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products From Japan: Final Results of the Expedited First Five-Year Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 38001-38002 [2019-16654]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 150 / Monday, August 5, 2019 / Notices their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notification to Interested Parties AGENCY: This determination and this notice are issued and published pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c). Dated: July 29, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I—Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is glycine at any purity level or grade. This includes glycine of all purity levels, which covers all forms of crude or technical glycine including, but not limited to, sodium glycinate, glycine slurry and any other forms of amino acetic acid or glycine. Subject merchandise also includes glycine and precursors of dried crystalline glycine that are processed in a third country, including, but not limited to, refining or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of this investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope glycine or precursors of dried crystalline glycine. Glycine has the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number of 56–40–6. Glycine and glycine slurry are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2922.49.43.00. Sodium glycinate is classified in the HTSUS under 2922.49.80.00. While the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Appendix II—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Margin Calculations V. Adjustment for Countervailable Export Subsidies VI. Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances VII. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1 Application of Adverse Facts Available (AFA) Comment 2 CBP Interim Measures VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–16663 Filed 8–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 International Trade Administration [A–588–869] Diffusion-Annealed Nickel-Plated FlatRolled Steel Products From Japan: Final Results of the Expedited First Five-Year Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on diffusionannealed nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable August 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 29, 2014, Commerce published its antidumping duty order on diffusion-annealed nickel-plated flatrolled steel products from Japan in the Federal Register.1 On April 1, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on diffusion-annealed nickel-plated flatrolled steel products from Japan,2 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).3 Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from Thomas Steel Strip Corporation (Thomas), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).4 Thomas claimed 1 See Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated FlatRolled Steel Products from Japan: Antidumping Duty Order, 79 FR 30816 (May 29, 2014) (Order). 2 See Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated FlatRolled Steel Products from Japan: Antidumping Duty Order, 79 FR 30816 (May 29, 2014) (Order). Consistent with the Final Determination, we applied the following weighted-average dumping margins for the two mandatory respondents, one of which was based entirely on adverse facts available: (1) Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd., 45.42 percent; and (2) Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, 77.70 percent. The All Others dumping margin was established as 45.42 percent. Id. at 30817. 3 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 84 FR 12227 (April 1, 2019) (Initiation). 4 See Thomas’ Letter, ‘‘Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products from PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38001 interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer of diffusion-annealed nickelplated flat-rolled steel products. Commerce received a substantive response from Thomas 5 within the 30day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no substantive response from any other domestic or interested parties in this proceeding, nor was a hearing requested. On May 24, 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 an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this antidumping duty order. Scope of the Order The diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products included in this order are flat-rolled, cold-reduced steel products, regardless of chemistry; whether or not in coils; either plated or coated with nickel or nickel-based alloys and subsequently annealed (i.e., ‘‘diffusion-annealed’’); whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other metallic or nonmetallic substances; and less than or equal to 2.0 mm in nominal thickness. For purposes of this order, ‘‘nickel-based alloys’’ include all nickel alloys with other metals in which nickel accounts for at least 80 percent of the alloy by volume. Imports of merchandise included in the scope of this order are classified primarily under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7212.50.0000 and 7210.90.6000, but may also be classified under HTSUS subheadings 7210.70.6090, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7219.90.0020, 7219.90.0025, 7219.90.0060, 7219.90.0080, 7220.90.0010, 7220.90.0015, 7225.99.0090, or 7226.99.0180. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, Japan: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated April 16, 2019. 5 See Thomas’ Letter, ‘‘Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat Steel Products from Japan: Thomas’s Substantive Response to the Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review of Antidumping Duty Order,’’ dated May 1, 2019. 6 See Commerce Letter, ‘‘Sunset Review Initiated on April 1, 2019,’’ dated May 24, 2019. E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 38002 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 150 / Monday, August 5, 2019 / Notices see the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.7 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum are the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping, and the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail if this order were revoked. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via the 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 Commerce building. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Final Results of Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the antidumping duty order on diffusionannealed nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted-average margins up to 77.70 percent. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an 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. Timely 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 which is subject to sanction. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Diffusion-Annealed Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products from Japan,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing the final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: July 30, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Dumping Margins Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–16654 Filed 8–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–970] Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2016– 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Senmao) has not made sales of multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People’s Republic of China (China) at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) December 1, 2016 through November 30, 2017. We also determine that the use of facts otherwise available is warranted with respect to the SinoMaple (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (Sino-Maple) and the China-wide entity. DATES: Applicable August 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Balbontin or Michael Bowen, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–6478 and 202–482–0768, respectively. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review in the Federal Register on December 21, 2018.1 For the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.3 The revised deadline for the final results was May 30, 2019. On May 24, 2019, we extended this deadline to July 29, 2019.4 Scope of the Order 5 The product covered by the Order is wood flooring from China. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the parties’ briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of these issues is attached to this notice.6 The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically 1 See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017, 83 FR 65630 (December 21, 2018) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China; 2016–2017’’. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China; 2016–2017’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by the notice. 3 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017,’’ dated May 24, 2019. 5 See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 76 FR 76690 (December 8, 2011), as amended in Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China, 77 FR 5484 (February 3, 2012) (collectively, Order). 6 See Appendix I. E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 150 (Monday, August 5, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38001-38002]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-869]


Diffusion-Annealed Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products From 
Japan: Final Results of the Expedited First Five-Year Sunset Review of 
the Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce 
(Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on 
diffusion-annealed nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the 
levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Applicable August 5, 2019.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 29, 2014, Commerce published its antidumping duty order on 
diffusion-annealed nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan 
in the Federal Register.\1\ On April 1, 2019, Commerce published the 
notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the antidumping duty 
order on diffusion-annealed nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products 
from Japan,\2\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).\3\ Commerce received a notice of intent to 
participate from Thomas Steel Strip Corporation (Thomas), within the 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\4\ Thomas claimed 
interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a 
domestic producer of diffusion-annealed nickel-plated flat-rolled steel 
products.
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    \1\ See Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel 
Products from Japan: Antidumping Duty Order, 79 FR 30816 (May 29, 
2014) (Order).
    \2\ See Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel 
Products from Japan: Antidumping Duty Order, 79 FR 30816 (May 29, 
2014) (Order). Consistent with the Final Determination, we applied 
the following weighted-average dumping margins for the two mandatory 
respondents, one of which was based entirely on adverse facts 
available: (1) Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd., 45.42 percent; and (2) Nippon 
Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, 77.70 percent. The All Others 
dumping margin was established as 45.42 percent. Id. at 30817.
    \3\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 84 FR 12227 
(April 1, 2019) (Initiation).
    \4\ See Thomas' Letter, ``Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated 
Flat-Rolled Steel Products from Japan: Notice of Intent to 
Participate,'' dated April 16, 2019.
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    Commerce received a substantive response from Thomas \5\ within the 
30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no 
substantive response from any other domestic or interested parties in 
this proceeding, nor was a hearing requested.
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    \5\ See Thomas' Letter, ``Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat 
Steel Products from Japan: Thomas's Substantive Response to the 
Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review of Antidumping 
Duty Order,'' dated May 1, 2019.
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    On May 24, 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 an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this 
antidumping duty order.
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    \6\ See Commerce Letter, ``Sunset Review Initiated on April 1, 
2019,'' dated May 24, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products 
included in this order are flat-rolled, cold-reduced steel products, 
regardless of chemistry; whether or not in coils; either plated or 
coated with nickel or nickel-based alloys and subsequently annealed 
(i.e., ``diffusion-annealed''); whether or not painted, varnished or 
coated with plastics or other metallic or nonmetallic substances; and 
less than or equal to 2.0 mm in nominal thickness. For purposes of this 
order, ``nickel-based alloys'' include all nickel alloys with other 
metals in which nickel accounts for at least 80 percent of the alloy by 
volume.
    Imports of merchandise included in the scope of this order are 
classified primarily under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTSUS) subheadings 7212.50.0000 and 7210.90.6000, but may also 
be classified under HTSUS subheadings 7210.70.6090, 7212.40.1000, 
7212.40.5000, 7219.90.0020, 7219.90.0025, 7219.90.0060, 7219.90.0080, 
7220.90.0010, 7220.90.0015, 7225.99.0090, or 7226.99.0180. Although the 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. For 
a complete description of the scope of the Order,

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see the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.\7\
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    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Diffusion-Annealed Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products from 
Japan,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The 
issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum are the 
likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping, and the magnitude 
of the margins of dumping likely to prevail if this order were revoked. 
The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 
electronically via the 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 Commerce building. 
A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is 
included as an Appendix to this notice. In addition, a complete version 
of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the 
internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, we 
determine that revocation of the antidumping duty order on diffusion-
annealed nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted-
average margins up to 77.70 percent.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
an 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. Timely 
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 which is 
subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing the final results and this notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.218.

    Dated: July 30, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. History of the Order
V. Legal Framework
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping
    2. Magnitude of the Dumping Margins Likely to Prevail
VII. Final Results of Sunset Review
VIII. Recommendation

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