Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 7998-7999 [2022-02923]

Download as PDF 7998 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 29 / Friday, February 11, 2022 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 local requirements. Where possible, there will be hand sanitizer stations. To create a safe environment for all attendees, participants who test positive for COVID–19 in transit to or during a trade mission are responsible for following the relevant regulations and guidelines, including any quarantine protocols, and are expected to cease participation in in-person events until a negative test is received or quarantine protocols are fulfilled. If a participant who has tested positive is deemed by ITA to pose a health risk to other participants, ITA may terminate their participation without refund. Any unused financial contributions made to the Department of Commerce for a trade mission that is cancelled will be refunded promptly. 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(Certification available at: https://www.saferfederalworkforce. gov/downloads/CertificationVaccination PRAv7.pdf.) Federal employees and contractors who are not fully vaccinated or decline to provide information about their vaccination status must follow all relevant protocols for individuals who are not fully vaccinated and must provide proof of a negative COVID–19 test administered by an authorized health or medical provider taken within the past three days. Brazil and Taiwan. On February 10, 1987, Commerce published the AD order on CSBW pipe fittings from Japan and on July 6, 1992, the AD orders on CSBW from Thailand and China.1 On July 1, 2021, Commerce initiated,2 and the ITC instituted,3 the sunset reviews of the Orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, Commerce determined, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c) of the Act, that revocation of the Orders on CSBW pipe fittings from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and China would likely lead Gemal Brangman, to continuation or recurrence of Director, ITA Events Management Task Force. dumping. Commerce, therefore, notified [FR Doc. 2022–02936 Filed 2–10–22; 8:45 am] the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail should the BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P Orders be revoked.4 On February 7, 2022, the ITC DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE published its determination that revocation of the Orders would likely International Trade Administration lead to a continuation or recurrence of [A–351–602, A–588–602, A–583–605, A–549– material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 807, A–570–814] foreseeable time, pursuant to sections Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act.5 Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Scope of the Orders Thailand, and the People’s Republic of Brazil: The merchandise covered by China: Continuation of the the Brazil Order consists of certain Antidumping Duty Orders carbon steel butt-weld type fittings, AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, other than couplings, under 14 inches in International Trade Administration, diameter, whether finished or Department of Commerce. unfinished, that have been formed in the shape of elbows, tees, reducers, SUMMARY: As a result of the caps, etc., and, if forged, have been determinations by the Department of advanced after forging. These Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. advancements may include any one or International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty 1 See Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Carbon (AD) orders on certain carbon steel buttSteel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, 51 FR weld pipe fittings (CSBW pipe fittings) 45152 (December 17, 1986) (Brazil Order); from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Carbon Steel and the People’s Republic of China Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan, 51 FR 45152 (December 17, 1986) (Taiwan Order); Antidumping (China) would likely lead to a Duty Order: Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe continuation or recurrence of dumping, Fittings from Japan, 52 FR 4167 (February 10, 1987) and material injury to an industry in the (Japan Order); Antidumping Duty Order; Certain United States, Commerce is publishing Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Thailand, 57 FR 29702 (July 6, 1992) (Thailand a notice of continuation of the AD Order); Antidumping Duty Order and Amendment orders. Applicable February 11, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claudia Cott 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) 482–4270 or (202) 482–1690, respectively. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 17, 1986, Commerce published in the Federal Register the AD orders on CSBW pipe fittings from PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, 57 FR 29702 (July 6, 1992) (China Order) (collectively, Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 35071 (July 1, 2021). 3 See Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 86 FR 35133 (July 1, 2021). 4 See Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 86 FR 51869 (September 17, 2021), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 5 See Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand; Determination, Inv. Nos. 731–TA–308–310 and 520– 521 (Fifth Review), 87 FR 6893 (February 7, 2022), see also USITC Pub. 5276 (February 2022). E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 29 / Friday, February 11, 2022 / Notices more of the following: Coining, heat treatment, shot blasting, grinding, die stamping or painting. Such merchandise was classifiable under Tariff Schedules of the United States Annotated (TSUSA) item number 610.8800. These imports are currently classified under subheading 7307.93.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive. Japan: The merchandise covered by the Japan Order consists of certain carbon steel butt-weld type fittings, other than couplings, under 14 inches in inside diameter, whether finished or unfinished, that have been formed in the shape of elbows, tees, reducers, caps, etc., and if forged, have been advanced after forging. These advancements may include any one or more of the following: Coining, heat treatment, shot blasting, grinding, die stamping or painting. Such merchandise was classifiable under TSUSA item number 610.8800. These imports are currently classifiable under the HTSUS item number 7307.93.30. Induction pipe bends classifiable under item 7307.93.30 which have at one or both ends tangents that equal or exceed 12 inches in length are excluded from the scope. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive. Taiwan: The merchandise covered by the Taiwan Order consists of certain carbon steel butt-weld type fittings, other than couplings, under 14 inches in inside diameter, whether finished or unfinished, that have been formed in the shape of elbows, tees, reducers, and caps, and if forged, have been advanced after forging. These advancements may include one or more of the following: Coining, heat treatment, shot blasting, grinding, die stamping or painting. Commerce clarified that the so-called sprink-let is within the scope of the order (57 FR 19602). Such merchandise was classifiable under TSUSA item number 610.8800. These imports are currently classifiable under the HTSUS item number 7307.93.3000. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and for customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive. China and Thailand: The merchandise covered by the China Order and the Thailand Order consists of certain carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings, having an inside diameter of less than 14 inches, imported in either finished or unfinished form. These formed or forged pipe fittings are used to join sections in piping systems where VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Feb 10, 2022 Jkt 256001 conditions require permanent, welded connections, as distinguished from fittings based on other fastening methods (e.g., threaded, grooved, or bolted fittings). Carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings are currently classified under subheading 7307.93.30 of the HTSUS. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive.6 Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the Orders. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of these Orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year (sunset) reviews of these Orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the return, destruction, or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. Notification to Interested Parties These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: February 7, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2022–02923 Filed 2–10–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 6 See PO 00000 Orders. Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7999 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a virtual meeting via webinar. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl L. Gendron, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology, telephone number 301–975–2785; email: cheryl.gendron@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MEP Advisory Board is authorized under Section 3003(d) of the America COMPETES Act (Pub. L. 110–69), as amended by the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, Public Law 114–329 sec. 501 (2017), and codified at 15 U.S.C. 278k(m), in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (Program) is a unique program consisting of Centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico with partnerships at the federal, state and local levels. By statute, the MEP Advisory Board provides the NIST Director with: (1) Advice on the activities, plans and policies of the Program; (2) assessments of the soundness of the plans and strategies of the Program; and (3) assessments of current performance against the plans of the Program. Background information on the MEP Advisory Board is available at https:// www.nist.gov/mep/about/advisoryboard.cfm. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the MEP Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 29 (Friday, February 11, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7998-7999]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-602, A-588-602, A-583-605, A-549-807, A-570-814]


Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, 
Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China: Continuation of 
the Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) 
that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain carbon 
steel butt-weld pipe fittings (CSBW pipe fittings) from Brazil, Japan, 
Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China (China) would 
likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and material 
injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a 
notice of continuation of the AD orders.

DATES: Applicable February 11, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claudia Cott 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) 482-4270 or (202) 482-1690, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 17, 1986, Commerce published in the Federal Register 
the AD orders on CSBW pipe fittings from Brazil and Taiwan. On February 
10, 1987, Commerce published the AD order on CSBW pipe fittings from 
Japan and on July 6, 1992, the AD orders on CSBW from Thailand and 
China.\1\ On July 1, 2021, Commerce initiated,\2\ and the ITC 
instituted,\3\ the sunset reviews of the Orders, pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld 
Pipe Fittings from Brazil, 51 FR 45152 (December 17, 1986) (Brazil 
Order); Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe 
Fittings from Taiwan, 51 FR 45152 (December 17, 1986) (Taiwan 
Order); Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe 
Fittings from Japan, 52 FR 4167 (February 10, 1987) (Japan Order); 
Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings 
from Thailand, 57 FR 29702 (July 6, 1992) (Thailand Order); 
Antidumping Duty Order and Amendment to the Final Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe 
Fittings from the People's Republic of China, 57 FR 29702 (July 6, 
1992) (China Order) (collectively, Orders).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 35071 
(July 1, 2021).
    \3\ See Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, China, 
Japan, Taiwan, Thailand; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 86 FR 
35133 (July 1, 2021).
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    As a result of its reviews, Commerce determined, pursuant to 
sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c) of the Act, that revocation of the Orders 
on CSBW pipe fittings from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and China 
would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. Commerce, 
therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping 
likely to prevail should the Orders be revoked.\4\
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    \4\ See Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from 
Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping 
Duty Orders, 86 FR 51869 (September 17, 2021), and accompanying 
Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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    On February 7, 2022, the ITC published its determination that 
revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States 
within a reasonably foreseeable time, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 
752(a) of the Act.\5\
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    \5\ See Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, China, 
Japan, Taiwan, Thailand; Determination, Inv. Nos. 731-TA-308-310 and 
520-521 (Fifth Review), 87 FR 6893 (February 7, 2022), see also 
USITC Pub. 5276 (February 2022).
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Scope of the Orders

    Brazil: The merchandise covered by the Brazil Order consists of 
certain carbon steel butt-weld type fittings, other than couplings, 
under 14 inches in diameter, whether finished or unfinished, that have 
been formed in the shape of elbows, tees, reducers, caps, etc., and, if 
forged, have been advanced after forging. These advancements may 
include any one or

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more of the following: Coining, heat treatment, shot blasting, 
grinding, die stamping or painting. Such merchandise was classifiable 
under Tariff Schedules of the United States Annotated (TSUSA) item 
number 610.8800. These imports are currently classified under 
subheading 7307.93.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and 
customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive.
    Japan: The merchandise covered by the Japan Order consists of 
certain carbon steel butt-weld type fittings, other than couplings, 
under 14 inches in inside diameter, whether finished or unfinished, 
that have been formed in the shape of elbows, tees, reducers, caps, 
etc., and if forged, have been advanced after forging. These 
advancements may include any one or more of the following: Coining, 
heat treatment, shot blasting, grinding, die stamping or painting. Such 
merchandise was classifiable under TSUSA item number 610.8800. These 
imports are currently classifiable under the HTSUS item number 
7307.93.30. Induction pipe bends classifiable under item 7307.93.30 
which have at one or both ends tangents that equal or exceed 12 inches 
in length are excluded from the scope. The HTSUS subheading is provided 
for convenience and customs purposes. The written product description 
remains dispositive.
    Taiwan: The merchandise covered by the Taiwan Order consists of 
certain carbon steel butt-weld type fittings, other than couplings, 
under 14 inches in inside diameter, whether finished or unfinished, 
that have been formed in the shape of elbows, tees, reducers, and caps, 
and if forged, have been advanced after forging. These advancements may 
include one or more of the following: Coining, heat treatment, shot 
blasting, grinding, die stamping or painting. Commerce clarified that 
the so-called sprink-let is within the scope of the order (57 FR 
19602). Such merchandise was classifiable under TSUSA item number 
610.8800. These imports are currently classifiable under the HTSUS item 
number 7307.93.3000. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience 
and for customs purposes. The written product description remains 
dispositive.
    China and Thailand: The merchandise covered by the China Order and 
the Thailand Order consists of certain carbon steel butt-weld pipe 
fittings, having an inside diameter of less than 14 inches, imported in 
either finished or unfinished form. These formed or forged pipe 
fittings are used to join sections in piping systems where conditions 
require permanent, welded connections, as distinguished from fittings 
based on other fastening methods (e.g., threaded, grooved, or bolted 
fittings). Carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings are currently 
classified under subheading 7307.93.30 of the HTSUS. The HTSUS 
subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes. The 
written product description remains dispositive.\6\
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    \6\ See Orders.
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Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), 
Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the Orders. U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the 
rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject 
merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of these Orders will be the 
date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year (sunset) 
reviews of these Orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth 
anniversary of the effective date of continuation.

Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
APO of their responsibility concerning the return, destruction, or 
conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to 
comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: February 7, 2022.
Lisa W. Wang,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2022-02923 Filed 2-10-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P