Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order, 66375-66376 [2019-26216]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Rescission of the Administrative Review As discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum and as expounded upon in the Bona Fide Memorandum, Commerce preliminarily finds that the sale made by Runchen serving as the basis for this review is not a bona fide sale of honey.10 Commerce reached this conclusion based on the totality of the record information surrounding Runchen’s reported sale, including, but not limited to, the sales price and quantity, the profitability of the resold subject merchandise, the late payments, the limited number of sales (i.e., one sale), and the importer/ exporter experience and likelihood of future sales. Because the non-bona fide sale was the only reported sale of subject merchandise during the POR, we find that Runchen had no reviewable transactions during this POR. Accordingly, we preliminarily intend to rescind this administrative review.11 The factual information used in our bona fides analysis of Runchen’s sale involves business proprietary information. See the Bona Fide Memorandum for a full discussion of the basis for our preliminary findings. Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results and may submit case briefs and/or written comments, filed electronically using ACCESS, within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, will be due five days after the due date for case briefs, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d). Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs in this review are requested to submit with each argument a statement of the issue, a summary of the argument not to exceed five pages, and a table of statutes, regulations, and cases cited, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via 10 See Memorandum, ‘‘Preliminary Bona Fide Sales Analysis,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Bona Fide Memorandum). 11 See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Dec 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 ACCES. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; (3) whether any participant is a foreign national; and (4) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs.12 If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a date and time to be determined.13 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Unless otherwise extended, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates If Commerce proceeds to a final rescission of this administrative review, the assessment rate to which Runchen’s shipments are subject will not be affected by this review. If Commerce does not proceed to a final rescission of this administrative review, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we will calculate importer-specific (or customer-specific) assessment rates based on the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements If Commerce proceeds to a final rescission of this administrative review, Runchen’s cash deposit rate will continue to be the China-wide rate of $2.63 per kilogram. If Commerce issues final results for this administrative review, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits, effective upon the publication of the final results, at the rates established therein. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary 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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s 12 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 13 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66375 presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties This administrative review and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: November 29, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–26219 Filed 12–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–881] Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty 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 malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and of material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing this notice of continuation of the AD order. DATES: Applicable December 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Griffith or Brendan Quinn, AD/ CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6430 or (202) 482–5848, respectively. AGENCY: On July 1, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the third sunset review of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 66376 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2019 / Notices the AD Order 1 on malleable cast iron pipe fittings from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 Commerce conducted this sunset review on an expedited basis, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), because it received a complete timely and adequate response from domestic interested parties 3 but no substantive responses from respondent interested parties. As a result of its review, Commerce determined that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping. Commerce also notified the ITC of the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail should the Order be revoked.4 On November 25, 2019, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the existing AD order on malleable cast iron pipe fittings from China would be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.5 Scope of the Order khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES The products covered by the Order are certain malleable iron pipe fittings, cast, other than grooved fittings, from the People’s Republic of China. The merchandise is currently classifiable under item numbers 7307.19.30.60, 7307.19.30.85, 7307.19.90.30, 7307.19.90.60, 7307.19.90.80, and 7326.90.86.88 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Excluded from the scope of this order are metal compression couplings, which are imported under HTSUS number 7307.19.90.80. A metal compression coupling consists of a coupling body, two gaskets, and two compression nuts. These products range in diameter from 1⁄2 inch to 2 inches and are carried only in galvanized finish. Although HTSUS 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 69376 (December 12, 2003) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 31304 (July 1, 2019). 3 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letters, ‘‘Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from China, Third Sunset Review: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated July 9, 2019; and ‘‘Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from China, Third Sunset Review: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated July 31, 2019. 4 See Certain Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 84 FR 58686 (November 1, 2019). 5 See Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from China, 84 FR 64921 (November 25, 2019); see also USITC Publication 4993, November 2019 entitled Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings from China (Inv. No. 731–TA–1021 (Third Review)). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Dec 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, Commerce’s written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the AD Order on malleable cast iron pipe fittings would be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the AD Order on malleable cast iron pipe fittings from China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties 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 sunset review of the Order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of this continuation. Notification to Interested Parties This five-year sunset review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: November 25, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–26216 Filed 12–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–469–814] Chlorinated Isocyanurates From Spain: Final No Shipments Determination of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Ercros S.A. (Ercros) had no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR), June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable December 4, 2019. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 30, 2019, Commerce published the preliminary no shipments determination in the 2018–2019 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (chlorinated isos) from Spain.1 No parties submitted comments on the Preliminary Determination. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are chlorinated isocyanurates. Chlorinated isocyanurates are derivatives of cyanuric acid, described as chlorinated s-triazine triones. There are three primary chemical compositions of chlorinated isocyanurates: (1) Trichloroisocyanuric acid (Cl3(NCO)3), (2) sodium dichloroisocyanurate (dihydrate) (NaCl2(NCO)3 2H2O), and (3) sodium dichloroisocyanurate (anhydrous) (NaCl2(NCO)3). Chlorinated isocyanurates are available in powder, granular, and tableted forms. The order covers all chlorinated isocyanurates. Chlorinated isocyanurates are currently classifiable under subheadings 2933.69.6015, 2933.69.6021, and 2933.69.6050 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The tariff classification 2933.69.6015 covers sodium dichloroisocyanurates (anhydrous and dihydrate forms) and trichloroisocyanuric acid. The tariff classifications 2933.69.6021 and 2933.69.6050 represent basket categories that include chlorinated isocyanurates and other compounds including an unfused triazine ring. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Final Determination of No Shipments Commerce preliminarily found that Ercros did not have any shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.2 After the Preliminary Determination we received no comments or additional information with respect to this 1 See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from Spain: Preliminary No Shipments Determination of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019, 84 FR 51511 (September 30, 2019) (Preliminary Determination). 2 Id. E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 233 (Wednesday, December 4, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66375-66376]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-881]


Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of 
China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty 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 malleable cast iron 
pipe fittings from the People's Republic of China (China) would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and of material 
injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing this 
notice of continuation of the AD order.

DATES: Applicable December 4, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Griffith or Brendan Quinn, AD/
CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6430 or (202) 
482-5848, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 1, 2019, Commerce published the 
notice of initiation of the third sunset review of

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the AD Order \1\ on malleable cast iron pipe fittings from China, 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act).\2\ Commerce conducted this sunset review on an expedited basis, 
pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), because it received a complete timely and 
adequate response from domestic interested parties \3\ but no 
substantive responses from respondent interested parties. As a result 
of its review, Commerce determined that revocation of the Order would 
likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping. Commerce also 
notified the ITC of the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to 
prevail should the Order be revoked.\4\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Malleable Iron Pipe 
Fittings from the People's Republic of China, 68 FR 69376 (December 
12, 2003) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 31304 
(July 1, 2019).
    \3\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letters, ``Malleable Cast 
Iron Pipe Fittings from China, Third Sunset Review: Notice of Intent 
to Participate,'' dated July 9, 2019; and ``Malleable Cast Iron Pipe 
Fittings from China, Third Sunset Review: Substantive Response to 
Notice of Initiation,'' dated July 31, 2019.
    \4\ See Certain Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset 
Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 84 FR 58686 (November 1, 2019).
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    On November 25, 2019, the ITC published its determination, pursuant 
to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the existing AD order 
on malleable cast iron pipe fittings from China would be likely to lead 
to a 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 Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from China, 84 FR 
64921 (November 25, 2019); see also USITC Publication 4993, November 
2019 entitled Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings from China (Inv. No. 731-
TA-1021 (Third Review)).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the Order are certain malleable iron pipe 
fittings, cast, other than grooved fittings, from the People's Republic 
of China. The merchandise is currently classifiable under item numbers 
7307.19.30.60, 7307.19.30.85, 7307.19.90.30, 7307.19.90.60, 
7307.19.90.80, and 7326.90.86.88 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS). Excluded from the scope of this order are 
metal compression couplings, which are imported under HTSUS number 
7307.19.90.80. A metal compression coupling consists of a coupling 
body, two gaskets, and two compression nuts. These products range in 
diameter from \1/2\ inch to 2 inches and are carried only in galvanized 
finish. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, Commerce's written description of the scope of this 
proceeding is dispositive.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
revocation of the AD Order on malleable cast iron pipe fittings would 
be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and 
material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to 
sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce hereby orders the 
continuation of the AD Order on malleable cast iron pipe fittings from 
China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect cash 
deposits of estimated antidumping duties 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 sunset review of the Order not later than 30 days 
prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of this 
continuation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This five-year sunset review and this notice are in accordance with 
section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: November 25, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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