Magnesium Metal From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2020-2021, 7428-7429 [2022-02685]

Download as PDF 7428 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 9, 2022 / Notices section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 3, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2022–02686 Filed 2–8–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–896] Magnesium Metal From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2020–2021 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that Tianjin Magnesium International, Co., Ltd. (TMI) and Tianjin Magnesium Metal, Co., Ltd. (TMM) had no shipments of subject merchandise covered by the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021. DATES: Applicable February 9, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Cohen, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4521. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On October 13, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review in the Federal Register.1 No interested party submitted comments concerning the Preliminary Results or requested a hearing in this administrative review. Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order 2 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 The product covered by the Order is magnesium metal from China, which 1 See Magnesium Metal from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Administrative Review; 2020–2021, 86 FR 56892 (October 13, 2021) (Preliminary Results). 2 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Magnesium Metal from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 19928 (April 15, 2005) (Order). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Feb 08, 2022 Jkt 256001 includes primary and secondary alloy magnesium metal, regardless of chemistry, raw material source, form, shape, or size. Magnesium is a metal or alloy containing by weight primarily the element magnesium. Primary magnesium is produced by decomposing raw materials into magnesium metal. Secondary magnesium is produced by recycling magnesium-based scrap into magnesium metal. The magnesium covered by the Order includes blends of primary and secondary magnesium. The subject merchandise includes the following alloy magnesium metal products made from primary and/or secondary magnesium including, without limitation, magnesium cast into ingots, slabs, rounds, billets, and other shapes; magnesium ground, chipped, crushed, or machined into rasping, granules, turnings, chips, powder, briquettes, and other shapes; and products that contain 50 percent or greater, but less than 99.8 percent, magnesium, by weight, and that have been entered into the United States as conforming to an ‘‘ASTM Specification for Magnesium Alloy’’ 3 and are thus outside the scope of the existing antidumping orders on magnesium from China (generally referred to as ‘‘alloy’’ magnesium). The scope of the Order excludes: (1) All forms of pure magnesium, including chemical combinations of magnesium and other material(s) in which the pure magnesium content is 50 percent or greater, but less than 99.8 percent, by weight, that do not conform to an ‘‘ASTM Specification for Magnesium Alloy;’’ 4 (2) magnesium that is in liquid or molten form; and (3) mixtures containing 90 percent or less magnesium in granular or powder form by weight and one or more of certain non-magnesium granular materials to make magnesium-based reagent mixtures, including lime, calcium metal, calcium silicon, calcium carbide, calcium carbonate, carbon, slag coagulants, fluorspar, nephaline syenite, feldspar, alumina (Al203), calcium aluminate, soda ash, hydrocarbons, graphite, coke, silicon, rare earth 3 The meaning of this term is the same as that used by the American Society for Testing and Materials in its Annual Book for ASTM Standards: Volume 01.02 Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys. 4 The material is already covered by existing antidumping orders. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Pure Magnesium from the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation and Ukraine; Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Pure Magnesium from the Russian Federation, 60 FR 25691 (May 12, 1995); and Antidumping Duty Order: Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the People’s Republic of China, 66 FR 57936 (November 19, 2001). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 metals/mischmetal, cryolite, silica/fly ash, magnesium oxide, periclase, ferroalloys, dolomite lime, and colemanite.5 The merchandise subject to this Order is classifiable under items 8104.19.00, and 8104.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Final Determination of No Shipments In the Preliminary Results, Commerce determined TMI and TMM had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.6 As noted in the Preliminary Results, we received no-shipment statements from TMI and TMM,7 and the statements were consistent with the information we received from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).8 Because Commerce did not receive any comments on its preliminary finding, Commerce continues to find that TMI and TMM did not have any shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Assessment Rates Based on record evidence, we have determined that TMI and TMM had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR, and, therefore, pursuant to Commerce’s assessment practice, any suspended entries entered under their case numbers will be liquidated at the China-wide entity rate.9 Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of 5 This third exclusion for magnesium-based reagent mixtures is based on the exclusion for reagent mixtures in the 2000–2001 investigations of magnesium from China, Israel, and Russia. See Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the People’s Republic of China, 66 FR 49345 (September 27, 2001); see also Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Pure Magnesium from Israel, 66 FR 49349 (September 27, 2001); and Final Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair Value: Pure Magnesium from the Russian Federation, 66 FR 49347 (September 27, 2001). These mixtures are not magnesium alloys, because they are not combined in liquid form and cast into the same ingot. 6 See Preliminary Results, 86 FR at 56892. 7 Id., 86 FR at 56893. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Magnesium Metal from the People’s Republic of China, 04/01/2020–03/31/ 2021: Entry Data and No Shipment Inquiry,’’ dated July 14, 2021. On June 23, 2021, Commerce issued a no shipment inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with respect to TMI and TMM. On July 6, 2021, CBP responded that it had no evidence of shipments of magnesium metal from China exported by TMI and TMM during the POR. 9 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 9, 2022 / Notices publication of the final results of this review in the Federal Register. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of publication). hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this review for shipments of subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, including TMI, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (2) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, including TMM, the cash deposit rate will be the China-wide rate of 141.49 percent; 10 and (3) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter(s) that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Dated: February 3, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protection Order This notice also serves as the only 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)(3). Timely written notification of the return of destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is 10 See Order. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Feb 08, 2022 Jkt 256001 Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h). [FR Doc. 2022–02685 Filed 2–8–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Appointment in the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-896]


Magnesium Metal From the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2020-2021

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that 
Tianjin Magnesium International, Co., Ltd. (TMI) and Tianjin Magnesium 
Metal, Co., Ltd. (TMM) had no shipments of subject merchandise covered 
by the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the People's 
Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) April 1, 2020, 
through March 31, 2021.

DATES: Applicable February 9, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Cohen, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4521.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 13, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
this administrative review in the Federal Register.\1\ No interested 
party submitted comments concerning the Preliminary Results or 
requested a hearing in this administrative review. Commerce conducted 
this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Magnesium Metal from the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Administrative Review; 2020-2021, 
86 FR 56892 (October 13, 2021) (Preliminary Results).
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Scope of the Order 2
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    \2\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Magnesium Metal from 
the People's Republic of China, 70 FR 19928 (April 15, 2005) 
(Order).
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    The product covered by the Order is magnesium metal from China, 
which includes primary and secondary alloy magnesium metal, regardless 
of chemistry, raw material source, form, shape, or size. Magnesium is a 
metal or alloy containing by weight primarily the element magnesium. 
Primary magnesium is produced by decomposing raw materials into 
magnesium metal. Secondary magnesium is produced by recycling 
magnesium-based scrap into magnesium metal. The magnesium covered by 
the Order includes blends of primary and secondary magnesium. The 
subject merchandise includes the following alloy magnesium metal 
products made from primary and/or secondary magnesium including, 
without limitation, magnesium cast into ingots, slabs, rounds, billets, 
and other shapes; magnesium ground, chipped, crushed, or machined into 
rasping, granules, turnings, chips, powder, briquettes, and other 
shapes; and products that contain 50 percent or greater, but less than 
99.8 percent, magnesium, by weight, and that have been entered into the 
United States as conforming to an ``ASTM Specification for Magnesium 
Alloy'' \3\ and are thus outside the scope of the existing antidumping 
orders on magnesium from China (generally referred to as ``alloy'' 
magnesium).
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    \3\ The meaning of this term is the same as that used by the 
American Society for Testing and Materials in its Annual Book for 
ASTM Standards: Volume 01.02 Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys.
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    The scope of the Order excludes: (1) All forms of pure magnesium, 
including chemical combinations of magnesium and other material(s) in 
which the pure magnesium content is 50 percent or greater, but less 
than 99.8 percent, by weight, that do not conform to an ``ASTM 
Specification for Magnesium Alloy;'' \4\ (2) magnesium that is in 
liquid or molten form; and (3) mixtures containing 90 percent or less 
magnesium in granular or powder form by weight and one or more of 
certain non-magnesium granular materials to make magnesium-based 
reagent mixtures, including lime, calcium metal, calcium silicon, 
calcium carbide, calcium carbonate, carbon, slag coagulants, fluorspar, 
nephaline syenite, feldspar, alumina (Al203), calcium aluminate, soda 
ash, hydrocarbons, graphite, coke, silicon, rare earth metals/
mischmetal, cryolite, silica/fly ash, magnesium oxide, periclase, 
ferroalloys, dolomite lime, and colemanite.\5\ The merchandise subject 
to this Order is classifiable under items 8104.19.00, and 8104.30.00 of 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.
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    \4\ The material is already covered by existing antidumping 
orders. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Pure Magnesium from 
the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation and Ukraine; 
Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Pure Magnesium from the 
Russian Federation, 60 FR 25691 (May 12, 1995); and Antidumping Duty 
Order: Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the People's Republic of 
China, 66 FR 57936 (November 19, 2001).
    \5\ This third exclusion for magnesium-based reagent mixtures is 
based on the exclusion for reagent mixtures in the 2000-2001 
investigations of magnesium from China, Israel, and Russia. See 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Pure Magnesium 
in Granular Form from the People's Republic of China, 66 FR 49345 
(September 27, 2001); see also Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value: Pure Magnesium from Israel, 66 FR 49349 (September 
27, 2001); and Final Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair 
Value: Pure Magnesium from the Russian Federation, 66 FR 49347 
(September 27, 2001). These mixtures are not magnesium alloys, 
because they are not combined in liquid form and cast into the same 
ingot.
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Final Determination of No Shipments

    In the Preliminary Results, Commerce determined TMI and TMM had no 
shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the 
POR.\6\ As noted in the Preliminary Results, we received no-shipment 
statements from TMI and TMM,\7\ and the statements were consistent with 
the information we received from U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP).\8\ Because Commerce did not receive any comments on its 
preliminary finding, Commerce continues to find that TMI and TMM did 
not have any shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.
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    \6\ See Preliminary Results, 86 FR at 56892.
    \7\ Id., 86 FR at 56893.
    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of 
Magnesium Metal from the People's Republic of China, 04/01/2020-03/
31/2021: Entry Data and No Shipment Inquiry,'' dated July 14, 2021. 
On June 23, 2021, Commerce issued a no shipment inquiry to U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with respect to TMI and TMM. On 
July 6, 2021, CBP responded that it had no evidence of shipments of 
magnesium metal from China exported by TMI and TMM during the POR.
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Assessment Rates

    Based on record evidence, we have determined that TMI and TMM had 
no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR, and, therefore, 
pursuant to Commerce's assessment practice, any suspended entries 
entered under their case numbers will be liquidated at the China-wide 
entity rate.\9\
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    \9\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
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    Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier 
than 35 days after the date of

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publication of the final results of this review in the Federal 
Register. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of 
International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to 
liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request 
for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of 
publication).

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this review for shipments of 
subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by 
section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or 
reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters that received a separate 
rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, including TMI, the cash 
deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; 
(2) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been 
found to be entitled to a separate rate, including TMM, the cash 
deposit rate will be the China-wide rate of 141.49 percent; \10\ and 
(3) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not 
received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate 
applicable to the Chinese exporter(s) that supplied that non-Chinese 
exporter. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain 
in effect until further notice.
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    \10\ See Order.
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Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protection Order

    This notice also serves as the only 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)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return of destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h).

    Dated: February 3, 2022.
Lisa W. Wang,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2022-02685 Filed 2-8-22; 8:45 am]
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