Commodity Matchbooks From India: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 36834-36835 [2020-12642]

Download as PDF 36834 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 118 / Thursday, June 18, 2020 / Notices regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties and/or countervailing duties has occurred, and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties and/or an increase in the amount of antidumping duties by the amount of the countervailing duties. Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: June 11, 2020. 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 AD Order IV. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review V. Discussion of the Methodology VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–13157 Filed 6–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P International Trade Administration [A–533–848] Commodity Matchbooks From India: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on commodity matchbooks from India would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. AGENCY: Applicable June 18, 2020. Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 Background On March 2, 2020, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the Order on commodity matchbooks from India 1 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.2 On March 16, 2020, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from D.D. Bean and Sons Co (D.D. Bean), within the 15-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 D.D. Bean claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a manufacturer, producer, or wholesaler of a domestic like in the United States. D.D. Bean subsequently issued its adequate substantive response to the notice of initiation in accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 We received no substantive responses from respondent interested parties with respect to the order covered by this sunset review. On April 22, 2020, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.5 As a result, pursuant to 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 the antidumping duty order on commodity matchbooks from India. Scope of the Order DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DATES: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The scope of the order covers commodity matchbooks, also known as commodity book matches, paper matches or booklet matches.6 Commodity matchbooks typically, but do not necessarily, consist of twenty match stems which are usually made from paperboard or similar material 1 See Commodity Matchbooks from India: Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 65737 (December 11, 2009) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 12253 (March 2, 2020). 3 See D.D. Bean’s Letter, ‘‘Five Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Commodity Matchbooks from India—Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated March 16, 2020. D.D. Bean are producers of a domestic like product, commodity matchbooks, in the United States. 4 See D.D. Bean’s Letter, ‘‘Commodity Matchbooks from India: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated April 1, 2020. 5 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Reviews Initiated on March 2, 2020,’’ dated April 22, 2020. 6 Such commodity matchbooks are also referred to as ‘‘for resale’’ because they always enter into retail channels, meaning businesses that sell a general variety of tangible merchandise, e.g., convenience stores, supermarkets, dollar stores, drug stores and mass merchandisers. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 tipped with a match head composed of any chemical formula. The match stems may be stitched, stapled or otherwise fastened into a matchbook cover of any material, on which a striking strip composed of any chemical formula has been applied to assist in the ignition process. Commodity matchbooks included in the scope of this order may or may not contain printing. For example, they may have no printing other than the identification of the manufacturer or importer. Commodity matchbooks may also be printed with a generic message such as ‘‘Thank You’’ or a generic image such as the American Flag, with store brands (e.g., Kroger, 7-Eleven, Shurfine or Giant); product brands for national or regional advertisers such as cigarettes or alcoholic beverages; or with corporate brands for national or regional distributors (e.g., Penley Corp. or Diamond Brands). They all enter retail distribution channels. Regardless of the materials used for the stems of the matches and regardless of the way the match stems are fastened to the matchbook cover, all commodity matchbooks are included in the scope of these orders. All matchbooks, including commodity matchbooks, typically comply with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Safety Standard for Matchbooks, codified at 16 CFR 1202.1 through 1202.7. The scope of this order excludes promotional matchbooks, often referred to as ‘‘not for resale,’’ or ‘‘specialty advertising’’ matchbooks, as they do not enter into retail channels and are sold to businesses that provide hospitality, dining, drinking or entertainment services to their customers, and are given away by these businesses as promotional items. Such promotional matchbooks are distinguished by the physical characteristic of having the name and/or logo of a bar, restaurant, resort, hotel, club, cafe´/coffee shop, grill, pub, eatery, lounge, casino, barbecue or individual establishment printed prominently on the matchbook cover. Promotional matchbook cover printing also typically includes the address and the phone number of the business or establishment being promoted.7 Also excluded are all other 7 The gross distinctions between commodity matchbooks and promotional matchbooks may be summarized as follows: (1) If it has no printing, or is printed with a generic message such as ‘‘Thank You’’ or a generic image such as the American Flag, or printed with national or regional store brands or corporate brands, it is commodity; (2) if it has printing, and the printing includes the name of a bar, restaurant, resort, hotel, club, cafe´/coffee shop, grill, pub, eatery, lounge, casino, barbecue, or E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 118 / Thursday, June 18, 2020 / Notices matches that are not fastened into a matchbook cover such as wooden matches, stick matches, box matches, kitchen matches, pocket matches, penny matches, household matches, strikeanywhere matches (aka ‘‘SAW’’ matches), strike-on-box matches (aka ‘‘SOB’’ matches), fireplace matches, barbeque/grill matches, fire starters, and wax matches. The merchandise subject to this order is properly classified under subheading 3605.00.0060 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheading 3605.00.0030 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an 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 orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum,8 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 dumping margin likely to prevail if the order was revoked. 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://acess.trade.gov. 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. Dated: June 4, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Final Results of Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the antidumping duty order on commodity matchbooks from India would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted-average dumping margins up to 66.07 percent. individual establishment prominently displayed on the matchbook cover, it is promotional. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Commodity Matchbooks from India,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 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(f)(3). Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. History of the Orders 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. 2020–12642 Filed 6–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–892] Forged Steel Fittings From India: Amended Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 30, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published in the Federal Register the preliminary determination of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on forged steel fittings from India. Commerce is amending the scope of the preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable June 18, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Caserta, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36835 Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4737. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 30, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the preliminary determination in the CVD investigation of forged steel fittings from India.1 On May 20, 2020, Commerce placed on the record of this investigation a preliminary decision memorandum addressing all comments received in this proceeding and the companion antidumping proceeding regarding the scope of the investigations.2 In accordance with the comments discussed in the memorandum, we made certain changes to the scope of these investigations. The changes include the addition of paragraphs seven, eight, and nine. The revised scope is printed in its entirety below. Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is carbon and alloy forged steel fittings, whether unfinished (commonly known as blanks or rough forgings) or finished. Such fittings are made in a variety of shapes including, but not limited to, elbows, tees, crosses, laterals, couplings, reducers, caps, plugs, bushings, unions (including hammer unions), and outlets. Forged steel fittings are covered regardless of end finish, whether threaded, socketweld or other end connections. The scope includes integrally reinforced forged branch outlet fittings, regardless of whether they have one or more ends that is a socket welding, threaded, butt welding end, or other end connections. While these fittings are generally manufactured to specifications ASME B16.11, MSS SP–79, MSS SP–83, MSS– SP–97, ASTM A105, ASTM A350 and ASTM A182, the scope is not limited to fittings made to these specifications. The term forged is an industry term used to describe a class of products included in applicable standards, and it does not reference an exclusive manufacturing process. Forged steel fittings are not manufactured from casings. Pursuant to the applicable 1 See Forged Steel Fittings from India: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 85 FR 17536 (March 30, 2020) (Preliminary CVD Determination). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Forged Steel Fittings from India and the Republic of Korea: Scope Comments Preliminary Decision Memorandum,’’ dated May 20, 2020 (Preliminary Scope Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-848]


Commodity Matchbooks From India: Final Results of the Expedited 
Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) 
order on commodity matchbooks from India would be likely to lead to the 
continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the 
``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable June 18, 2020.

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 March 2, 2020, Commerce published the notice of initiation of 
the second sunset review of the Order on commodity matchbooks from 
India \1\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.\2\ On March 16, 2020, 
Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from D.D. Bean and 
Sons Co (D.D. Bean), within the 15-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ D.D. Bean claimed interested party status under 
section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a manufacturer, producer, or wholesaler 
of a domestic like in the United States.
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    \1\ See Commodity Matchbooks from India: Antidumping Duty Order, 
74 FR 65737 (December 11, 2009) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 12253 
(March 2, 2020).
    \3\ See D.D. Bean's Letter, ``Five Year (``Sunset'') Review of 
the Antidumping Duty Order on Commodity Matchbooks from India--
Notice of Intent to Participate,'' dated March 16, 2020. D.D. Bean 
are producers of a domestic like product, commodity matchbooks, in 
the United States.
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    D.D. Bean subsequently issued its adequate substantive response to 
the notice of initiation in accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\4\ 
We received no substantive responses from respondent interested parties 
with respect to the order covered by this sunset review.
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    \4\ See D.D. Bean's Letter, ``Commodity Matchbooks from India: 
Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,'' dated April 1, 2020.
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    On April 22, 2020, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade 
Commission that it did not receive an adequate substantive response 
from respondent interested parties.\5\ As a result, pursuant to 
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 the antidumping duty 
order on commodity matchbooks from India.
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    \5\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Sunset Reviews Initiated on March 
2, 2020,'' dated April 22, 2020.
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Scope of the Order

    The scope of the order covers commodity matchbooks, also known as 
commodity book matches, paper matches or booklet matches.\6\ Commodity 
matchbooks typically, but do not necessarily, consist of twenty match 
stems which are usually made from paperboard or similar material tipped 
with a match head composed of any chemical formula. The match stems may 
be stitched, stapled or otherwise fastened into a matchbook cover of 
any material, on which a striking strip composed of any chemical 
formula has been applied to assist in the ignition process.
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    \6\ Such commodity matchbooks are also referred to as ``for 
resale'' because they always enter into retail channels, meaning 
businesses that sell a general variety of tangible merchandise, 
e.g., convenience stores, supermarkets, dollar stores, drug stores 
and mass merchandisers.
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    Commodity matchbooks included in the scope of this order may or may 
not contain printing. For example, they may have no printing other than 
the identification of the manufacturer or importer. Commodity 
matchbooks may also be printed with a generic message such as ``Thank 
You'' or a generic image such as the American Flag, with store brands 
(e.g., Kroger, 7-Eleven, Shurfine or Giant); product brands for 
national or regional advertisers such as cigarettes or alcoholic 
beverages; or with corporate brands for national or regional 
distributors (e.g., Penley Corp. or Diamond Brands). They all enter 
retail distribution channels. Regardless of the materials used for the 
stems of the matches and regardless of the way the match stems are 
fastened to the matchbook cover, all commodity matchbooks are included 
in the scope of these orders. All matchbooks, including commodity 
matchbooks, typically comply with the United States Consumer Product 
Safety Commission (CPSC) Safety Standard for Matchbooks, codified at 16 
CFR 1202.1 through 1202.7.
    The scope of this order excludes promotional matchbooks, often 
referred to as ``not for resale,'' or ``specialty advertising'' 
matchbooks, as they do not enter into retail channels and are sold to 
businesses that provide hospitality, dining, drinking or entertainment 
services to their customers, and are given away by these businesses as 
promotional items. Such promotional matchbooks are distinguished by the 
physical characteristic of having the name and/or logo of a bar, 
restaurant, resort, hotel, club, caf[eacute]/coffee shop, grill, pub, 
eatery, lounge, casino, barbecue or individual establishment printed 
prominently on the matchbook cover. Promotional matchbook cover 
printing also typically includes the address and the phone number of 
the business or establishment being promoted.\7\ Also excluded are all 
other

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matches that are not fastened into a matchbook cover such as wooden 
matches, stick matches, box matches, kitchen matches, pocket matches, 
penny matches, household matches, strike-anywhere matches (aka ``SAW'' 
matches), strike-on-box matches (aka ``SOB'' matches), fireplace 
matches, barbeque/grill matches, fire starters, and wax matches.
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    \7\ The gross distinctions between commodity matchbooks and 
promotional matchbooks may be summarized as follows: (1) If it has 
no printing, or is printed with a generic message such as ``Thank 
You'' or a generic image such as the American Flag, or printed with 
national or regional store brands or corporate brands, it is 
commodity; (2) if it has printing, and the printing includes the 
name of a bar, restaurant, resort, hotel, club, caf[eacute]/coffee 
shop, grill, pub, eatery, lounge, casino, barbecue, or individual 
establishment prominently displayed on the matchbook cover, it is 
promotional.
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    The merchandise subject to this order is properly classified under 
subheading 3605.00.0060 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheading 
3605.00.0030 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
scope of this order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum,\8\ 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 dumping margin likely to prevail if the order was revoked. 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://acess.trade.gov. 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.
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    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Commodity Matchbooks from India,'' dated concurrently with this 
notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, 
Commerce determines that revocation of the antidumping duty order on 
commodity matchbooks from India would be likely to lead to the 
continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted-average dumping 
margins up to 66.07 percent.

Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
an 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 orders 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(f)(3).

    Dated: June 4, 2020.
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 Orders
IV. History of the Orders
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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