Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponement of Final Determination of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 8589 [2021-02531]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 24 / Monday, February 8, 2021 / Notices issue its final determination no later than June 16, 2021. Notice to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(g). Dated: February 1, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–02458 Filed 2–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–831] Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponement of Final Determination of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is postponing the deadline for issuing the final determination in the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of seamless refined copper pipe and tube (copper pipe and tube) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) until June 16, 2021, and is extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months. DATES: Applicable February 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariela Garvett, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3609. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On July 20, 2020, Commerce initiated the LTFV investigation of imports of copper pipe and tube from Vietnam.1 The period of investigation is October 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. On February 1, 2021, Commerce published its Preliminary Determination in this LTFV investigation.2 1 See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 85 FR 47181 (August 4, 2020). 2 See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 86 FR 7698 (February 1, 2021) (Preliminary Determination). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Feb 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 Postponement of the Final Determination Section 735(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2) provide that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the exporters or producers who account for a significant portion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the petitioner. Further, 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that such postponement requests by exporters be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act. On January 28, 2021, Hailiang (Vietnam) Copper Manufacturing Company Limited/Hongkong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited (also known as Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited) (Hailiang Vietnam/Hongkong Hailiang), the sole mandatory respondent in this investigation, requested that Commerce postpone the deadline for the final determination until no later than 135 days from the publication of the Preliminary Determination and extend the application of the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months.3 Additionally, on January 28, 2021, the American Copper Tube Coalition and its constituent members 4 (the petitioners) requested that Commerce postpone the deadline for the final determination.5 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination was affirmative; (2) the request was made by the exporter and producer who accounts for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling 3 See Hailiang Vietnam/Hongkong Hailiang’s Letter, ‘‘Hailiang Request to Postpone Final Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: (A– 552–831),’’ dated January 28, 2021. 4 The members of the American Copper Tube Coalition are Mueller Copper Tube Products, Inc., Mueller Copper Tube West Co., Mueller Copper Tube Company, Inc., Howell Metal Company, and Linesets, Inc. (collectively, Mueller Group) and Cerro Flow Products, LLC. 5 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Vietnam: Confirmation of No Objection to Extension of Final Results,’’ dated January 28, 2021. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8589 reasons for denial exist, Commerce is postponing the final determination until no later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months. Accordingly, Commerce will issue its final determination no later than June 16, 2021. Notice to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(g). Dated: February 1, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–02531 Filed 2–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–138] Pentafluoroethane (R–125) From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable February 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Tucker or Peter Skarlatos, 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) 482–2044 or (202) 482–0324, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: The Petition On January 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) received a countervailing duty (CVD) petition concerning imports of pentafluoroethane (R–125) from the People’s Republic of China (China) filed in proper form on behalf of Honewell International, Inc. (the petitioner).1 The Petition was accompanied by an antidumping duty (AD) petition concerning imports of R–125 from China. Between January 14 and 27, 2021, Commerce requested supplemental information pertaining to certain aspects 1 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: R–125 (Pentafluoroethane) from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated January 12, 2021 (the Petition). E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-552-831]


Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the Socialist Republic 
of Vietnam: Postponement of Final Determination of Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is postponing the 
deadline for issuing the final determination in the less-than-fair-
value (LTFV) investigation of imports of seamless refined copper pipe 
and tube (copper pipe and tube) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 
(Vietnam) until June 16, 2021, and is extending the provisional 
measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six 
months.

DATES: Applicable February 8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariela Garvett, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3609.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 20, 2020, Commerce initiated the LTFV investigation of 
imports of copper pipe and tube from Vietnam.\1\ The period of 
investigation is October 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. On February 
1, 2021, Commerce published its Preliminary Determination in this LTFV 
investigation.\2\
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    \1\ See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation, 85 FR 47181 (August 4, 2020).
    \2\ See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Negative Determination of 
Critical Circumstances, 86 FR 7698 (February 1, 2021) (Preliminary 
Determination).
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Postponement of the Final Determination

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2) provide that a final determination may be 
postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement 
is made by the exporters or producers who account for a significant 
portion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a 
negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is 
made by the petitioner. Further, 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that 
such postponement requests by exporters be accompanied by a request for 
extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to a period 
of not more than six months, in accordance with section 733(d) of the 
Act.
    On January 28, 2021, Hailiang (Vietnam) Copper Manufacturing 
Company Limited/Hongkong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited (also known as 
Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited) (Hailiang Vietnam/Hongkong 
Hailiang), the sole mandatory respondent in this investigation, 
requested that Commerce postpone the deadline for the final 
determination until no later than 135 days from the publication of the 
Preliminary Determination and extend the application of the provisional 
measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six 
months.\3\ Additionally, on January 28, 2021, the American Copper Tube 
Coalition and its constituent members \4\ (the petitioners) requested 
that Commerce postpone the deadline for the final determination.\5\ In 
accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination was 
affirmative; (2) the request was made by the exporter and producer who 
accounts for a significant proportion of exports of the subject 
merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, Commerce 
is postponing the final determination until no later than 135 days 
after the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination and 
extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period 
of not more than six months. Accordingly, Commerce will issue its final 
determination no later than June 16, 2021.
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    \3\ See Hailiang Vietnam/Hongkong Hailiang's Letter, ``Hailiang 
Request to Postpone Final Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation of Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam: (A-552-831),'' dated January 28, 
2021.
    \4\ The members of the American Copper Tube Coalition are 
Mueller Copper Tube Products, Inc., Mueller Copper Tube West Co., 
Mueller Copper Tube Company, Inc., Howell Metal Company, and 
Linesets, Inc. (collectively, Mueller Group) and Cerro Flow 
Products, LLC.
    \5\ See Petitioners' Letter, ``Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and 
Tube from Vietnam: Confirmation of No Objection to Extension of 
Final Results,'' dated January 28, 2021.
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Notice to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 735(a)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(g).

    Dated: February 1, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2021-02531 Filed 2-5-21; 8:45 am]
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