Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 56249-56250 [2021-22030]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 193 / Friday, October 8, 2021 / Notices relationships; and (4) customer base.8 While no single factor or combination of factors will necessarily provide a dispositive indication of a successor-ininterest 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 We preliminarily determine that Huahui Environmental is the successorin-interest to Ningxia Huahui. Record evidence, as submitted by Huahui Environmental, indicates that Huahui Environmental operates as essentially the same business entity as Ningxia Huahui with respect to the subject merchandise.11 For the complete successor-in-interest analysis, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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 Huahui Environmental the AD cash deposit rate applicable to Ningxia Huahui (i.e., 0.65 U.S. dollars/kilogram). 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 14 days of publication of this notice.12 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 14 days after the date of publication of this notice.13 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 8 See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 81 FR 75376 (October 31, 2016) (Shrimp from India Preliminary Results), unchanged in Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 81 FR 90774 (December 15, 2016) (Shrimp from India Final Results). 9 See, e.g., Shrimp from India Preliminary Results, 81 FR at 75377, unchanged in Shrimp from India Final Results, 81 FR at 90774. 10 Id. 11 See CCR Request. 12 Commerce is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 351.310(c) to alter the time limit for requesting a hearing. 13 Commerce is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) to alter the time limit for the filing of case briefs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Oct 07, 2021 Jkt 256001 filed no later than seven days after the deadline for case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d).14 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.15 All comments are to be filed electronically using 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.16 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.17 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 the preliminary finding. Notification to Interested Parties 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). Dated: October 1, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 56249 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–843, A–580–829, A–583–828] Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on stainless steel wire rod (SSWR) from Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Reviews’’ section of this notice. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable October 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Williams or Minoo Hatten, 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) 482–5166 or (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P On July 1, 2021, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the sunset reviews of the AD orders on stainless steel wire rod (SSWR) from Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), and Taiwan 1 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i) and (ii), Commerce received notices of intent to participate in these sunset reviews from the domestic interested parties 3 within 15 days after the date of 14 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006, 17007 (March 26, 2020). 15 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2). 16 See 19 CFR 351.303(b). 17 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 1 See Notice of Amendment of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Korea, 63 FR 49331 (September 15, 1998); see also Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Japan, 63 FR 49328 (September 15, 1998); and Notice of Amendment of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Taiwan, 63 FR 49332 (September 15, 1998) (collectively, AD Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 35070 (July 1, 2021) (Initiation Notice). 3 The domestic interested parties are Carpenter Technology Corporation (Carpenter), North American Stainless (NAS), and Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (Universal) (collectively, domestic interested parties). Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Successor-in-Interest Determination V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–22052 Filed 10–7–21; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 56250 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 193 / Friday, October 8, 2021 / Notices publication of the Initiation Notice.4 The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under sections 771(9)(C) and (E) of the Act. Commerce received adequate substantive responses to the Initiation Notice from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).5 Commerce received no substantive responses from any respondent interested parties. In accordance with section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted expedited, i.e., 120-day, sunset reviews of the AD Orders. Scope of the Orders The merchandise subject to the AD Orders is SSWR which is currently classified under subheading 7221.00.0005, 7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, and 7221.00.0075 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes. A full description of the scopes of the AD Orders is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.6 The written description is dispositive. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation and the magnitude of dumping margins likely to prevail if the order was revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this 4 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letters, ‘‘Five Year (‘Sunset’) Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Japan— Domestic Interested Parties’ Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated July 15, 2021; see also ‘‘Five Year (‘Sunset’) Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea—Domestic Interested Parties’ Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated July 15, 2021; and ‘‘Five Year (‘Sunset’) Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Taiwan—Domestic Interested Parties’ Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated July 15, 2021. 5 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letters, ‘‘FiveYear (‘Sunset’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Japan—Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response,’’ dated August 2, 2021; ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review Of Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea—Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response,’’ dated August 2, 2021; and ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Taiwan—Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response,’’ dated August 2, 2021. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Oct 07, 2021 Jkt 256001 review and the corresponding recommendations in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be found at https://access.trade.gov/public/ FRNoticesListLayout.aspx. Final Results of Sunset Reviews Pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(c) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the AD Orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail would be weightedaverage margins up to the following percentages: VII. Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–22030 Filed 10–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period January 1, 2021, Weightedthrough June 30, 2021. average DATES: Comments must be submitted Country dumping margin within 30 days after publication of this (percent) notice. Japan .......................................... 33.58 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Korea .......................................... 28.44 Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Taiwan ........................................ 2.22 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Notification Regarding Administrative Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, Protective Orders DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4793. This notice serves as a reminder to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their Background responsibility concerning the Pursuant to section 805 of Title VIII disposition of proprietary information of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Softwood disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a). Timely written Lumber Act of 2008), the Secretary of Commerce is mandated to submit to the notification of the destruction of APO appropriate Congressional committees a materials or conversion to judicial report every 180 days on any subsidy protective order is hereby requested. provided by countries exporting Failure to comply with the regulations softwood lumber or softwood lumber and terms of an APO is a violation products to the United States, including which is subject to sanction. stumpage subsidies. Commerce Notification to Interested Parties submitted its last subsidy report to the Congress on June 30, 2021. Commerce is issuing and publishing these final results and notice in Request for Comments accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), Given the large number of countries and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR that export softwood lumber and 351.221(c)(5)(ii). softwood lumber products to the United Dated: October 4, 2021. States, we are soliciting public comment Christian Marsh, only on subsidies provided by countries Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement which had exports accounting for at and Compliance. least one percent of total U.S. imports of softwood lumber by quantity, as Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in classified under Harmonized Tariff the Issues and Decision Memorandum Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) I. Summary codes 4407.1001, 4407.1100, 4407.1200, II. Background 4407.1905, 4407.1906, 4407.1910, III. Scope of the Orders during the period January 1, 2021, IV. History of the Orders through June 30, 2021. Official U.S. V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues import data, published by the United PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-843, A-580-829, A-583-828]


Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Japan, the Republic of Korea, and 
Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, the Department 
of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty 
(AD) orders on stainless steel wire rod (SSWR) from Japan, the Republic 
of Korea (Korea), and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset 
Reviews'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable October 8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Williams or Minoo Hatten, 
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) 482-5166 or (202) 
482-1690, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 1, 2021, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the 
sunset reviews of the AD orders on stainless steel wire rod (SSWR) from 
Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), and Taiwan \1\ pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ In 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i) and (ii), Commerce received 
notices of intent to participate in these sunset reviews from the 
domestic interested parties \3\ within 15 days after the date of

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publication of the Initiation Notice.\4\ The domestic interested 
parties claimed interested party status under sections 771(9)(C) and 
(E) of the Act.
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    \1\ See Notice of Amendment of Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel 
Wire Rod from Korea, 63 FR 49331 (September 15, 1998); see also 
Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Wire Rod from 
Japan, 63 FR 49328 (September 15, 1998); and Notice of Amendment of 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping 
Duty Order: Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Taiwan, 63 FR 49332 
(September 15, 1998) (collectively, AD Orders).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 35070 
(July 1, 2021) (Initiation Notice).
    \3\ The domestic interested parties are Carpenter Technology 
Corporation (Carpenter), North American Stainless (NAS), and 
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (Universal) 
(collectively, domestic interested parties).
    \4\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letters, ``Five Year 
(`Sunset') Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel 
Wire Rod from Japan--Domestic Interested Parties' Notice of Intent 
to Participate,'' dated July 15, 2021; see also ``Five Year 
(`Sunset') Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel 
Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea--Domestic Interested Parties' 
Notice of Intent to Participate,'' dated July 15, 2021; and ``Five 
Year (`Sunset') Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless 
Steel Wire Rod from Taiwan--Domestic Interested Parties' Notice of 
Intent to Participate,'' dated July 15, 2021.
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    Commerce received adequate substantive responses to the Initiation 
Notice from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day period 
specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\5\ Commerce received no 
substantive responses from any respondent interested parties. In 
accordance with section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted expedited, i.e., 120-day, 
sunset reviews of the AD Orders.
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    \5\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letters, ``Five-Year 
(`Sunset') Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Wire 
Rod from Japan--Domestic Interested Parties' Substantive Response,'' 
dated August 2, 2021; ``Five-Year (`Sunset') Review Of Antidumping 
Duty Order on Stainless Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea--
Domestic Interested Parties' Substantive Response,'' dated August 2, 
2021; and ``Five-Year (`Sunset') Review of Antidumping Duty Order on 
Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Taiwan--Domestic Interested Parties' 
Substantive Response,'' dated August 2, 2021.
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Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise subject to the AD Orders is SSWR which is currently 
classified under subheading 7221.00.0005, 7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0030, 
7221.00.0045, and 7221.00.0075 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience 
and customs purposes. A full description of the scopes of the AD Orders 
is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\6\ The written 
description is dispositive.
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Stainless 
Steel Wire Rod from Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan,'' 
dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues 
and Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum, including the likelihood of continuation or 
recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation and the magnitude of 
dumping margins likely to prevail if the order was revoked. Parties can 
find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the 
corresponding recommendations in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, 
which is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum can be found at https://access.trade.gov/public/FRNoticesListLayout.aspx.

Final Results of Sunset Reviews

    Pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(c) of the Act, Commerce 
determines that revocation of the AD Orders would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins 
of dumping likely to prevail would be weighted-average margins up to 
the following percentages:

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Japan.......................................................       33.58
Korea.......................................................       28.44
Taiwan......................................................        2.22
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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a). Timely written notification 
of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial 
protective order 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

    Commerce is issuing and publishing these final results and notice 
in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii).

    Dated: October 4, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting 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
VII. Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews
VIII. Recommendation

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