Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 36091-36093 [2021-14571]

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) to determine whether Camimex Group Joint Stock Company is the successorin-interest to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation in the context of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). We also preliminarily determine that Camimex Group Joint Stock Company is the successor-in-interest to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 8, 2021. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jul 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik or Samuel Glickstein, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6905 or (202) 482–5307, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 1, 2005, Commerce published the AD order on shrimp from Vietnam.1 In the original investigation, we selected Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation as a mandatory respondent and granted it a separate rate.2 Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation’s separate rate status has not changed in subsequent administrative reviews of the Order. Most recently, in the administrative review covering the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, we assigned Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation a separate rate, as a non-individually examined exporter under review.3 On June 2, 2021, Camimex Group Joint Stock Company requested that, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce conduct a CCR of the Order to confirm that Camimex Group Joint Stock Company is the successor-ininterest to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation and, accordingly, to assign it the cash deposit rate of its predecessor.4 In its request, Camimex Group Joint Stock Company stated that it undertook a legal name change from Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation, but the company is, otherwise, unchanged with regard to the factors to be examined.5 No interested parties filed comments opposing the CCR request. 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 70 FR 5152 (February 1, 2005) (Order). 2 Id. 3 See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2017– 2018, 84 FR 44859, 44860 (August 27, 2019). 4 See Camimex Group Joint Stock Company’s Letter, ‘‘Request for Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated June 2, 2021 (CCR Request). Camimex Group Joint Stock Company also requested that Commerce conduct an expedited initiation and preliminary results of CCR, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). 5 Id. at 4–9. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36091 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the Order is certain frozen warmwater shrimp. The product is currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers: 0306.17.00.03, 0306.17.00.06, 0306.17.00.09, 0306.17.00.12, 0306.17.00.15, 0306.17.00.18, 0306.17.00.21, 0306.17.00.24, 0306.17.00.27, 0306.17.00.40, 1605.21.10.30, and 1605.29.10.10. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written product description, provided in the Appendix, remains dispositive. Initiation and Preliminary Results of CCR Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216, Commerce will conduct a CCR upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from an interested party for a review of, an AD order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order. The information submitted by Camimex Group Joint Stock Company supporting its claim that it is the successor-in-interest to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation, demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant such a review.6 Therefore, in accordance with 751(b)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d), we are initiating a CCR based on the information contained in the CCR Request. Section 351.221(c)(3)(ii) of Commerce’s regulations permits Commerce to combine the notice of initiation of a CCR and the notice of preliminary results if Commerce concludes that expedited action is warranted. In this instance, because the record contains information necessary to make a preliminary finding, we find that expedited action is warranted and have combined the notice of initiation and the notice of preliminary results.7 In making a successor-in-interest determination, Commerce examines several factors, including, but not limited to, changes in the following: (1) 6 See 19 CFR 351.216(d); see also Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico, 75 FR 67685 (November 3, 2010). 7 See 19 CFR 351.221(C)(3)(II); see also, e.g., Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews: Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China, 85 FR 5193 (January 29, 2020), unchanged in Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, 85 FR 14638 (March 13, 2020). E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 36092 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 128 / Thursday, July 8, 2021 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Management; (2) production facilities; (3) supplier relationships; and (4) customer base.8 While no single factor, or combination of factors, will necessarily provide a dispositive indication of a successor-in-interest relationship, generally, Commerce will consider the new company to be the successor to the previous company if the new company’s resulting operation is not materially dissimilar to that of its predecessor.9 Thus, if the record evidence demonstrates that, with respect to the production and sale of the subject merchandise, the new company operates as the same business entity as the predecessor company, Commerce may assign the new company the cash deposit rate of its predecessor.10 In its CCR Request, Camimex Group Joint Stock Company provided information to demonstrate that it is the successor-in-interest to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation. We have reviewed the information provided to determine whether there were changes in management, production facilities, supplier relationships, and customer base. With respect to management prior to and following the name change, Camimex Group Joint Stock Company demonstrated that it has the same management team, including the chairman and members of the board, as Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation.11 Additionally, Camimex Group Joint Stock Company provided evidence that its organizational structure is identical to that of predecessor Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation.12 Furthermore, Camimex 8 See Certain Pasta from Italy: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 80 FR 33480, 33480–41 (June 12, 2015), unchanged in Certain Pasta from Italy: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 80 FR 48807 (August 14, 2015) (Pasta from Italy); {Certain} Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 76 FR 20318 (April 12, 2011), unchanged in {Certain} Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 76 FR 30648 (May 26, 2011) (Shrimp from Vietnam). 9 See Pasta from Italy; and Shrimp from Vietnam. 10 Id.; see also Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan, 67 FR 58 (January 2, 2002); see also Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France: Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, 75 FR 34688 (June 18, 2010) (Commerce found successorship where the company changed its ownership structure, but made only minor changes to its operations, management, supplier relationships, and customer base). 11 See CCR Request at 6–7 and Attachment 5. 12 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jul 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Group Joint Stock Company provided evidence that its production facilities and contents therein and those of predecessor Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation are unchanged; Camimex Group Joint Stock Company retained the same address as Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation.13 Camimex Group Joint Stock Company also demonstrated that it continues to source finished product from its affiliated subsidiary, Camimex Seafood Company Ltd. (the producer of subject merchandise), which Camimex Group Joint Stock Company, in turn, resells to foreign and domestic markets. This is unchanged from the producer/seller relationship between subsidiary producer, Camimex Seafood Company Ltd. and predecessor Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation.14 With regard to customer base, in its CCR Request, Camimex Group Joint Stock Company provided a letter sent to customers and partners notifying them of the company’s name change, thereby demonstrating that it retained the predecessor company’s customers.15 Therefore, given the continuity noted above, and consistent with our practice,16 we preliminarily determine that no significant changes occurred with respect to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation’s management, production facilities, suppliers, or customer base as a result of the name change to Camimex Group Joint Stock Company. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216, we preliminarily determine that Camimex Group Joint Stock Company is the successor-ininterest to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation. Record evidence demonstrates that Camimex Group Joint Stock Company operates as the same business entity as Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation with respect to subject merchandise, as discussed above. As such, Camimex Group Joint Stock Company is entitled to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation’s cash deposit rate 13 Id. at 7, 9–10 and Attachments 1 and 9. Camimex Group Joint Stock Company also included sales documentation demonstrating that it and the predecessor company share the same address, telephone number, and email address. 14 Id. at 7 and Attachment 6. 15 Id. at 8–9 and Attachment 8. 16 See, e.g., Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 86 FR 22934 (April 30, 2021), unchanged in Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 86 FR 33222 (June 24, 2021). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with respect to entries of subject merchandise. Should our final results remain unchanged from these preliminary results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assign entries of subject merchandise exported by Camimex Group Joint Stock Company the AD cash deposit rate applicable to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation. Commerce will issue its final results of the review in accordance with the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e). Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven days after the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d).17 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs 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.18 All comments are to be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS) available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov, and must also be served on interested parties. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the day it is due.19 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.20 Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), Commerce will issue the final results of this CCR no later than 270 days after the date on which this review was initiated, or within 45 days of publication of these preliminary results, if all parties agree to our preliminary finding. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b) and 351.221(c)(3)(ii). 17 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006, 17007 (March 26, 2020). 18 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2). 19 See 19 CFR 351.303(b). 20 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 128 / Thursday, July 8, 2021 / Notices Dated: July 1, 2021. Ryan Majerus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Appendix Scope of the Order The scope of the order includes certain frozen warmwater shrimp and prawns, whether wildcaught (ocean harvested) or farm-raised (produced by aquaculture), headon or head-off, shell-on or peeled, tail-on or tail-off,21 deveined or not deveined, cooked or raw, or otherwise processed in frozen form. The frozen warmwater shrimp and prawn products included in the scope of the order, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTS’’), are products which are processed from warmwater shrimp and prawns through freezing and which are sold in any count size. The products described above may be processed from any species of warmwater shrimp and prawns. Warmwater shrimp and prawns are generally classified in, but are not limited to, the Penaeidae family. Some examples of the farmed and wild-caught warmwater species include, but are not limited to, white-leg shrimp (Penaeus vannemei), banana prawn (Penaeus merguiensis), fleshy prawn (Penaeus chinensis), giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), giant tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon), redspotted shrimp (Penaeus brasiliensis), southern brown shrimp (Penaeus subtilis), southern pink shrimp (Penaeus notialis), southern rough shrimp (Trachypenaeus curvirostris), southern white shrimp (Penaeus schmitti), blue shrimp (Penaeus stylirostris), western white shrimp (Penaeus occidentalis), and Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus). Frozen shrimp and prawns that are packed with marinade, spices or sauce are included in the scope of the order. In addition, food preparations, which are not ‘‘prepared meals,’’ that contain more than 20 percent by weight of shrimp or prawn are also included in the scope of the order. Excluded from the scope are: (1) Breaded shrimp and prawns (HTS subheading 1605.20.10.20); (2) shrimp and prawns generally classified in the Pandalidae family and commonly referred to as coldwater shrimp, in any state of processing; (3) fresh shrimp and prawns whether shell-on or peeled (HTS subheadings 0306.23.00.20 and 0306.23.00.40); (4) shrimp and prawns in prepared meals (HTS subheading 1605.20.05.10); (5) dried shrimp and prawns; (6) canned warmwater shrimp and prawns (HTS subheading 1605.20.10.40); and (7) certain battered shrimp. Battered shrimp is a shrimp-based product: (1) That is produced from fresh (or thawed-from-frozen) and peeled shrimp; (2) to which a ‘‘dusting’’ layer of rice or wheat flour of at least 95 percent purity has been applied; (3) with the entire surface of the shrimp flesh thoroughly and evenly coated with the flour; (4) with the non-shrimp content of the end product 21 ‘‘Tails’’ in this context means the tail fan which includes the telson and the uropods. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jul 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 constituting between four and 10 percent of the product’s total weight after being dusted, but prior to being frozen; and (5) that is subjected to individually quick frozen (‘‘IQF’’) freezing immediately after application of the dusting layer. When dusted in accordance with the definition of dusting above, the battered shrimp product is also coated with a wet viscous layer containing egg and/or milk, and par-fried. The products covered by this order are currently classified under the following HTS subheadings: 0306.17.00.03, 0306.17.00.06, 0306.17.00.09, 0306.17.00.12, 0306.17.00.15, 0306.17.00.18, 0306.17.00.21, 0306.17.00.24, 0306.17.00.27, 0306.17.00.40, 1605.21.10.30, and 1605.29.10.10. These HTS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes only and are not dispositive, but rather the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.22 [FR Doc. 2021–14571 Filed 7–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–135] Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing its antidumping duty (AD) order on certain chassis and subassemblies thereof (chassis) from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable July 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla or Mary Kolberg, 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) 482–3477 or (202) 482–1785, respectively. AGENCY: 22 On April 26, 2011, Commerce amended the order to include dusted shrimp, pursuant to the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) decision in Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee v. United States, 703 F. Supp. 2d 1330 (CIT 2010) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determination, which found the domestic like product to include dusted shrimp. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, India, the People’s Republic of China, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Amended Antidumpling Duty Orders in Accordance with Final Court Decision, 76 FR 23277 (April 26, 2011); see also Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee v. United States, 703 F. Supp. 2d 1330 (CIT 2010; and Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam (Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1063, 1064, 1066–1068 (Review), USITC Publication 4221, March 2011. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36093 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 17, 2021, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of chassis from China.1 On July 1, 2021, the ITC notified Commerce of its affirmative final determination that, pursuant to sections 735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of subject merchandise from China that are sold in the United States at LTFV.2 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain chassis and subassemblies thereof from China. For a full description of the scope of this order, see the appendix of this notice. AD Order On July 1, 2021, in accordance with sections 735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of chassis from China that are sold in the United States at LTFV.3 Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are issuing this AD order. Because the ITC determined that imports of chassis from China are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. Therefore, in accordance with sections 736(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise for all relevant entries of chassis from China. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of chassis from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 4, 2021, the date of publication of the AD Preliminary Determination, but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before the publication of the ITC’s final injury 1 See Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 86 FR 26694 (May 17, 2021). 2 See ITC’s Letter, ‘‘Notification of ITC Final Determination,’’ dated July 1, 2021 (ITC Notification Letter) 3 Id. E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-552-802]


Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of 
Vietnam: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping 
Duty Changed Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed 
circumstances review (CCR) to determine whether Camimex Group Joint 
Stock Company is the successor-in-interest to Camau Frozen Seafood 
Processing Import Export Corporation in the context of the antidumping 
duty (AD) order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). We also preliminarily 
determine that Camimex Group Joint Stock Company is the successor-in-
interest to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation. 
Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable July 8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik or Samuel Glickstein, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6905 
or (202) 482-5307, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 1, 2005, Commerce published the AD order on shrimp from 
Vietnam.\1\ In the original investigation, we selected Camau Frozen 
Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation as a mandatory respondent 
and granted it a separate rate.\2\ Camau Frozen Seafood Processing 
Import Export Corporation's separate rate status has not changed in 
subsequent administrative reviews of the Order. Most recently, in the 
administrative review covering the period February 1, 2017, through 
January 31, 2018, we assigned Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import 
Export Corporation a separate rate, as a non-individually examined 
exporter under review.\3\
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    \1\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater 
Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 70 FR 5152 (February 
1, 2005) (Order).
    \2\ Id.
    \3\ See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 2017-2018, 84 FR 44859, 44860 (August 27, 
2019).
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    On June 2, 2021, Camimex Group Joint Stock Company requested that, 
pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), Commerce conduct a CCR of the Order to confirm that Camimex Group 
Joint Stock Company is the successor-in-interest to Camau Frozen 
Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation and, accordingly, to 
assign it the cash deposit rate of its predecessor.\4\ In its request, 
Camimex Group Joint Stock Company stated that it undertook a legal name 
change from Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation, 
but the company is, otherwise, unchanged with regard to the factors to 
be examined.\5\ No interested parties filed comments opposing the CCR 
request.
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    \4\ See Camimex Group Joint Stock Company's Letter, ``Request 
for Changed Circumstances Review,'' dated June 2, 2021 (CCR 
Request). Camimex Group Joint Stock Company also requested that 
Commerce conduct an expedited initiation and preliminary results of 
CCR, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii).
    \5\ Id. at 4-9.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the Order is certain frozen warmwater 
shrimp. The product is currently classified under the following 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers: 
0306.17.00.03, 0306.17.00.06, 0306.17.00.09, 0306.17.00.12, 
0306.17.00.15, 0306.17.00.18, 0306.17.00.21, 0306.17.00.24, 
0306.17.00.27, 0306.17.00.40, 1605.21.10.30, and 1605.29.10.10. 
Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and for customs 
purposes, the written product description, provided in the Appendix, 
remains dispositive.

Initiation and Preliminary Results of CCR

    Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216, 
Commerce will conduct a CCR upon receipt of information concerning, or 
a request from an interested party for a review of, an AD order which 
shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the 
order. The information submitted by Camimex Group Joint Stock Company 
supporting its claim that it is the successor-in-interest to Camau 
Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation, demonstrates 
changed circumstances sufficient to warrant such a review.\6\ 
Therefore, in accordance with 751(b)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.216(d), we are initiating a CCR based on the information contained 
in the CCR Request. Section 351.221(c)(3)(ii) of Commerce's regulations 
permits Commerce to combine the notice of initiation of a CCR and the 
notice of preliminary results if Commerce concludes that expedited 
action is warranted. In this instance, because the record contains 
information necessary to make a preliminary finding, we find that 
expedited action is warranted and have combined the notice of 
initiation and the notice of preliminary results.\7\
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.216(d); see also Notice of Initiation and 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances 
Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico, 75 FR 
67685 (November 3, 2010).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.221(C)(3)(II); see also, e.g., Notice of 
Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews: 
Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People's 
Republic of China, 85 FR 5193 (January 29, 2020), unchanged in 
Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, 
85 FR 14638 (March 13, 2020).
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    In making a successor-in-interest determination, Commerce examines 
several factors, including, but not limited to, changes in the 
following: (1)

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Management; (2) production facilities; (3) supplier relationships; and 
(4) customer base.\8\ While no single factor, or combination of 
factors, will necessarily provide a dispositive indication of a 
successor-in-interest relationship, generally, Commerce will consider 
the new company to be the successor to the previous company if the new 
company's resulting operation is not materially dissimilar to that of 
its predecessor.\9\ Thus, if the record evidence demonstrates that, 
with respect to the production and sale of the subject merchandise, the 
new company operates as the same business entity as the predecessor 
company, Commerce may assign the new company the cash deposit rate of 
its predecessor.\10\
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    \8\ See Certain Pasta from Italy: Initiation and Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 80 FR 
33480, 33480-41 (June 12, 2015), unchanged in Certain Pasta from 
Italy: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 80 FR 48807 
(August 14, 2015) (Pasta from Italy); {Certain{time}  Frozen 
Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation 
and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 76 FR 20318 
(April 12, 2011), unchanged in {Certain{time}  Frozen Warmwater 
Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 76 FR 30648 (May 26, 
2011) (Shrimp from Vietnam).
    \9\ See Pasta from Italy; and Shrimp from Vietnam.
    \10\ Id.; see also Notice of Final Results of Changed 
Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: 
Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan, 67 FR 58 (January 2, 2002); see 
also Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France: Final Results of 
Changed-Circumstances Review, 75 FR 34688 (June 18, 2010) (Commerce 
found successorship where the company changed its ownership 
structure, but made only minor changes to its operations, 
management, supplier relationships, and customer base).
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    In its CCR Request, Camimex Group Joint Stock Company provided 
information to demonstrate that it is the successor-in-interest to 
Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation. We have 
reviewed the information provided to determine whether there were 
changes in management, production facilities, supplier relationships, 
and customer base.
    With respect to management prior to and following the name change, 
Camimex Group Joint Stock Company demonstrated that it has the same 
management team, including the chairman and members of the board, as 
Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation.\11\ 
Additionally, Camimex Group Joint Stock Company provided evidence that 
its organizational structure is identical to that of predecessor Camau 
Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation.\12\ Furthermore, 
Camimex Group Joint Stock Company provided evidence that its production 
facilities and contents therein and those of predecessor Camau Frozen 
Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation are unchanged; Camimex 
Group Joint Stock Company retained the same address as Camau Frozen 
Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation.\13\
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    \11\ See CCR Request at 6-7 and Attachment 5.
    \12\ Id.
    \13\ Id. at 7, 9-10 and Attachments 1 and 9. Camimex Group Joint 
Stock Company also included sales documentation demonstrating that 
it and the predecessor company share the same address, telephone 
number, and email address.
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    Camimex Group Joint Stock Company also demonstrated that it 
continues to source finished product from its affiliated subsidiary, 
Camimex Seafood Company Ltd. (the producer of subject merchandise), 
which Camimex Group Joint Stock Company, in turn, resells to foreign 
and domestic markets. This is unchanged from the producer/seller 
relationship between subsidiary producer, Camimex Seafood Company Ltd. 
and predecessor Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export 
Corporation.\14\ With regard to customer base, in its CCR Request, 
Camimex Group Joint Stock Company provided a letter sent to customers 
and partners notifying them of the company's name change, thereby 
demonstrating that it retained the predecessor company's customers.\15\
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    \14\ Id. at 7 and Attachment 6.
    \15\ Id. at 8-9 and Attachment 8.
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    Therefore, given the continuity noted above, and consistent with 
our practice,\16\ we preliminarily determine that no significant 
changes occurred with respect to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import 
Export Corporation's management, production facilities, suppliers, or 
customer base as a result of the name change to Camimex Group Joint 
Stock Company. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216, we preliminarily 
determine that Camimex Group Joint Stock Company is the successor-in-
interest to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation. 
Record evidence demonstrates that Camimex Group Joint Stock Company 
operates as the same business entity as Camau Frozen Seafood Processing 
Import Export Corporation with respect to subject merchandise, as 
discussed above. As such, Camimex Group Joint Stock Company is entitled 
to Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation's cash 
deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise.
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    \16\ See, e.g., Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: 
Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, 86 FR 22934 (April 30, 2021), 
unchanged in Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Notice of 
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 86 
FR 33222 (June 24, 2021).
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    Should our final results remain unchanged from these preliminary 
results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assign 
entries of subject merchandise exported by Camimex Group Joint Stock 
Company the AD cash deposit rate applicable to Camau Frozen Seafood 
Processing Import Export Corporation. Commerce will issue its final 
results of the review in accordance with the time limits set forth in 
19 CFR 351.216(e).

Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), any interested party may request a 
hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice. In accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit case 
briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, 
may be filed no later than seven days after the case briefs, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d).\17\ Parties who submit case or 
rebuttal briefs 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.\18\ All comments are to be filed electronically 
using Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS) available to registered 
users at https://access.trade.gov, and must also be served on 
interested parties. An electronically filed document must be received 
successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the 
day it is due.\19\ Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain 
requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary 
information, until further notice.\20\
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    \17\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19, 85 FR 17006, 17007 (March 26, 2020).
    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2).
    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.303(b).
    \20\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 
10, 2020).
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    Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), Commerce will issue the final 
results of this CCR no later than 270 days after the date on which this 
review was initiated, or within 45 days of publication of these 
preliminary results, if all parties agree to our preliminary finding.
    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 
777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b) and 351.221(c)(3)(ii).


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    Dated: July 1, 2021.
Ryan Majerus,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations.

Appendix

Scope of the Order

    The scope of the order includes certain frozen warmwater shrimp 
and prawns, whether wildcaught (ocean harvested) or farm-raised 
(produced by aquaculture), head-on or head-off, shell-on or peeled, 
tail-on or tail-off,\21\ deveined or not deveined, cooked or raw, or 
otherwise processed in frozen form.
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    \21\ ``Tails'' in this context means the tail fan which includes 
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    The frozen warmwater shrimp and prawn products included in the 
scope of the order, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTS''), are products which 
are processed from warmwater shrimp and prawns through freezing and 
which are sold in any count size.
    The products described above may be processed from any species 
of warmwater shrimp and prawns. Warmwater shrimp and prawns are 
generally classified in, but are not limited to, the Penaeidae 
family. Some examples of the farmed and wild-caught warmwater 
species include, but are not limited to, white-leg shrimp (Penaeus 
vannemei), banana prawn (Penaeus merguiensis), fleshy prawn (Penaeus 
chinensis), giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), giant 
tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon), redspotted shrimp (Penaeus 
brasiliensis), southern brown shrimp (Penaeus subtilis), southern 
pink shrimp (Penaeus notialis), southern rough shrimp (Trachypenaeus 
curvirostris), southern white shrimp (Penaeus schmitti), blue shrimp 
(Penaeus stylirostris), western white shrimp (Penaeus occidentalis), 
and Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus).
    Frozen shrimp and prawns that are packed with marinade, spices 
or sauce are included in the scope of the order. In addition, food 
preparations, which are not ``prepared meals,'' that contain more 
than 20 percent by weight of shrimp or prawn are also included in 
the scope of the order. Excluded from the scope are: (1) Breaded 
shrimp and prawns (HTS subheading 1605.20.10.20); (2) shrimp and 
prawns generally classified in the Pandalidae family and commonly 
referred to as coldwater shrimp, in any state of processing; (3) 
fresh shrimp and prawns whether shell-on or peeled (HTS subheadings 
0306.23.00.20 and 0306.23.00.40); (4) shrimp and prawns in prepared 
meals (HTS subheading 1605.20.05.10); (5) dried shrimp and prawns; 
(6) canned warmwater shrimp and prawns (HTS subheading 
1605.20.10.40); and (7) certain battered shrimp. Battered shrimp is 
a shrimp-based product: (1) That is produced from fresh (or thawed-
from-frozen) and peeled shrimp; (2) to which a ``dusting'' layer of 
rice or wheat flour of at least 95 percent purity has been applied; 
(3) with the entire surface of the shrimp flesh thoroughly and 
evenly coated with the flour; (4) with the non-shrimp content of the 
end product constituting between four and 10 percent of the 
product's total weight after being dusted, but prior to being 
frozen; and (5) that is subjected to individually quick frozen 
(``IQF'') freezing immediately after application of the dusting 
layer. When dusted in accordance with the definition of dusting 
above, the battered shrimp product is also coated with a wet viscous 
layer containing egg and/or milk, and par-fried. The products 
covered by this order are currently classified under the following 
HTS subheadings: 0306.17.00.03, 0306.17.00.06, 0306.17.00.09, 
0306.17.00.12, 0306.17.00.15, 0306.17.00.18, 0306.17.00.21, 
0306.17.00.24, 0306.17.00.27, 0306.17.00.40, 1605.21.10.30, and 
1605.29.10.10. These HTS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and for customs purposes only and are not dispositive, but rather 
the written description of the scope of this order is 
dispositive.\22\
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    \22\ On April 26, 2011, Commerce amended the order to include 
dusted shrimp, pursuant to the U.S. Court of International Trade 
(CIT) decision in Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee v. United 
States, 703 F. Supp. 2d 1330 (CIT 2010) and the U.S. International 
Trade Commission (USITC) determination, which found the domestic 
like product to include dusted shrimp. See Certain Frozen Warmwater 
Shrimp from Brazil, India, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, 
and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Amended Antidumpling Duty 
Orders in Accordance with Final Court Decision, 76 FR 23277 (April 
26, 2011); see also Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee v. United 
States, 703 F. Supp. 2d 1330 (CIT 2010; and Frozen Warmwater Shrimp 
from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam (Investigation Nos. 
731-TA-1063, 1064, 1066-1068 (Review), USITC Publication 4221, March 
2011.

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