Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products From Japan: Continuation of Antidumping Order, 54114-54115 [2019-22055]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 54114 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices vanities packaged so that at the time of importation they may include: (1) Wooden components required to assemble a cabinet or vanity (including drawer faces and doors); and (2) parts (e.g., screws, washers, dowels, nails, handles, knobs, adhesive glues) required to assemble a cabinet or vanity. RTAs may enter the United States in one or in multiple packages. Subject merchandise also includes wooden cabinets and vanities and in-scope components that have been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to one or more of the following: Trimming, cutting, notching, punching, drilling, painting, staining, finishing, assembly, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product. Excluded from the scope of this investigation, if entered separate from a wooden cabinet or vanity are: (1) Aftermarket accessory items which may be added to or installed into an interior of a cabinet and which are not considered a structural or core component of a wooden cabinet or vanity. Aftermarket accessory items may be made of wood, metal, plastic, composite material, or a combination thereof that can be inserted into a cabinet and which are utilized in the function of organization/ accessibility on the interior of a cabinet; and include: • Inserts or dividers which are placed into drawer boxes with the purpose of organizing or dividing the internal portion of the drawer into multiple areas for the purpose of containing smaller items such as cutlery, utensils, bathroom essentials, etc. • Round or oblong inserts that rotate internally in a cabinet for the purpose of accessibility to foodstuffs, dishware, general supplies, etc. (2) Solid wooden accessories including corbels and rosettes, which serve the primary purpose of decoration and personalization. (3) Non-wooden cabinet hardware components including metal hinges, brackets, catches, locks, drawer slides, fasteners (nails, screws, tacks, staples), handles, and knobs. (4) Medicine cabinets that meet all of the following five criteria are excluded from the scope: (1) Wall mounted; (2) assembled at the time of entry into the United States; (3) contain one or more mirrors; (4) be packaged for retail sale at time of entry; and (5) have a maximum depth of seven inches. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are: (1) All products covered by the scope of the antidumping duty order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005). (2) All products covered by the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on Hardwood Plywood from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 4, 2018); Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR. 513 (January 4, 2018). Imports of subject merchandise are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical numbers 9403.40.9060 and 9403.60.8081. The subject component parts of wooden cabinets and vanities may be entered into the United States under HTSUS statistical number 9403.90.7080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Scope Comments V. Product Characteristics VI. Selection of Respondents VII. Determination Not to Select Wen Bo As A Voluntary Respondent VIII. Discussion of the Methodology IX. Currency Conversion X. Adjustment Under Section 777(A)(f) of the Act XI. Adjustments to Cash Deposit Rates for Export Subsidies XII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–21998 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 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, the ITC instituted,2 and Commerce initiated,3 the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on diffusionannealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its review, Commerce determined that revocation of the Order on diffusionannealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail were the orders revoked.4 On October 2, 2019, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.5 Scope of the Order DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–869] Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated FlatRolled Steel Products From Japan: Continuation of Antidumping Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of this AD order. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hamilton, Office II, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ian 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 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: Institution of Five-Year Review, 84 FR 12282 (April 1, 2019). 3 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 84 FR 12227 (April 1, 2019). 4 See Diffusion-Annealed Nickel-Plated FlatRolled Steel Products from Japan: Final Results of the Expedited First Five-Year Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 84 FR 38001 (August 5, 2019), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 5 See Diffusion-Annealed Nickel-Plated FlatRolled Steel Products from Japan (Inv. No. 731–TA– 1206 (Review)), 84 FR 52534 (October 2, 2019); see also Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products from Japan (Inv. No. 731–TA–1206 (Review), USITC Publication 4971, September 2019). E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices 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. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or a recurrence of dumping and of material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the Order. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the Order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year review of the Order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Administrative Protective Order khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. Notification to Interested Parties This five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance with sections 751(c) and (d)(2) of the Act and published in accordance with section 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 54115 Dated: October 2, 2019. P. Lee Smith Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations Enforcement and Compliance. administrative review of the Order with regard to Geelong.5 On April 1, 2019, we published a notice of initiation for this administrative review.6 [FR Doc. 2019–22055 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] Scope of the Order The scope of the Order covers tool chests from China. A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.7 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–057] Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Geelong), the sole producer subject to this administrative review of certain tool chests and cabinets (tool chests) from the People’s Republic of China (China) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), September 15, 2017 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer, 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) 482–0410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On January 24, 2018, Commerce published the countervailing duty (CVD) order on tool chests from China.1 On February 8, 2019, we published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order for the POR.2 On February 28, 2019, we received timely requests from Geelong 3 and Home Depot 4 to conduct an 1 See Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 3299 (January 24, 2018) (Order). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 2816, 2817 (February 8, 2019). 3 See Geelong’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Review,’’ dated February 28, 2019. 4 See Home Depot’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Methodology We are conducting this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.8 For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, including our reliance, in part, on adverse facts available pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is provided in the appendix to this notice. The Preliminary 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 is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a Republic of China: Request for Review,’’ dated February 28, 2019. 5 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 12200, 12206 (April 1, 2019) (Initiation Notice). The parties requested reviews of Geelong, Geelong Sales (MCO) Ltd. (MCO), and Geelong Sales Co. International (HK) Ltd. However, neither of the latter two companies produce subject merchandise and we preliminarily determine that neither of these two companies received any subsidies. See ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China; 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) at ‘‘Attribution of Subsidies.’’ MCO, an affiliate of Geelong located in Macau, exports the subject merchandise Geelong produces to the United States. See Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: First Supplemental Questionnaire Response,’’ dated May 10, 2019, at Exhibit SQl-1. 6 See Initiation Notice, 84 FR at 12206. 7 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 8 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and, section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-869]


Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products From 
Japan: Continuation of Antidumping Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that 
revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on diffusion-annealed, 
nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would likely lead 
to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of 
continuation of this AD order.

DATES: Applicable October 9, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, Office II, AD/CVD 
Operations, 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, the ITC instituted,\2\ 
and Commerce initiated,\3\ the first sunset review of the antidumping 
duty order on diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel 
products from Japan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its review, Commerce 
determined that revocation of the Order on diffusion-annealed, nickel-
plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the 
magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail were the orders 
revoked.\4\
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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: Institution of Five-Year Review, 84 FR 12282 
(April 1, 2019).
    \3\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 84 FR 12227 
(April 1, 2019).
    \4\ See 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, 84 FR 38001 (August 5, 
2019), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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    On October 2, 2019, the ITC published its determination, pursuant 
to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the Order 
would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to 
an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable 
time.\5\
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    \5\ See Diffusion-Annealed Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel 
Products from Japan (Inv. No. 731-TA-1206 (Review)), 84 FR 52534 
(October 2, 2019); see also Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat-
Rolled Steel Products from Japan (Inv. No. 731-TA-1206 (Review), 
USITC Publication 4971, September 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

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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.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or a 
recurrence of dumping and of material injury to an industry in the 
United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the Order. U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will continue to collect AD cash 
deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of 
subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the 
Order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this 
notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year 
review of the Order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth 
anniversary of the effective date of continuation.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective 
order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which 
may be subject to sanctions.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with sections 751(c) and (d)(2) of the Act and published in accordance 
with section 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: October 2, 2019.
P. Lee Smith
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations Enforcement and 
Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2019-22055 Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]
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