Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the People's Republic of China and Mexico: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 12079-12080 [2022-04491]

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[FR Doc. 2022–04438 Filed 3–2–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–964, A–201–838] Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the People’s Republic of China and Mexico: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders 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 seamless refined copper pipe and tube from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Mexico would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable March 3, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paola Aleman Ordaz, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4031. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 1, 2021, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the sunset reviews of the AD Orders 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 American Copper Tube Coalition (ACTC) and its constituent members 3 (collectively, the domestic 1 See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value from Mexico, 75 FR 71070 (November 22, 2010) (collectively, AD Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 60201 (November 1, 2021) (Initiation Notice). 3 The members of the American Copper Tube Coalition are Mueller Copper Tube Products, Inc., PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12079 interested party), within 15 days after the date of publication of the Initiation Notice.4 The domestic interested party claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act. Commerce received adequate substantive responses to the Initiation Notice from the domestic interested party 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. On December 20, 2021, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission that Commerce did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.6 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 AD Orders The products subject to the AD Orders are all seamless refined copper pipes and tubes, and are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings: 7411.10.1030 and 7411.10.1090. Products subject to the order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7407.10.1500, 7419.80.5050, 7419.99.5050, 8415.90.8065, and 8415.90.8085. The HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes. A full description of the scope of the AD Orders is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.7 The written description is dispositive. Mueller Copper Tube West Co., Mueller Copper Tube Company, Inc., Howell Metal Company, and Linesets, Inc., (collectively, Mueller Group) and Cerro Flow Products, LLC (Cerro). 4 See Domestic Interested Party’s Letter, ‘‘FiveYear (Sunset) Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from China: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated November 15, 2021; see also Domestic Interested Party’s Letter, ‘‘Five-Year (Sunset) Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated November 15, 2021. 5 See Domestic Interested Party’s Letter, ‘‘Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from China—Substantive Response,’’ dated December 1, 2021; see also Domestic Interested Party’s Letter, ‘‘Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Substantive Response,’’ dated December 1, 2021. 6 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Reviews Initiated on November 1, 2021,’’ dated December 20, 2021. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China and Mexico,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 12080 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 42 / Thursday, March 3, 2022 / Notices 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 of the AD Orders and the magnitude of dumping margins likely to prevail if the AD Orders were revoked. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. 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 https:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be found at https:// access.trade.gov/public/FRNotices ListLayout.aspx. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(c)(1) and (3) 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: Weightedaverage margin (percent) Country khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES China .......................................... Mexico ........................................ 60.85 27.16 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), and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:23 Mar 02, 2022 Jkt 256001 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii). determinations are due no later than March 25, 2022. Dated: February 24, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations 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 [FR Doc. 2022–04491 Filed 3–2–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–905; C–523–817; C–542–805; C– 549–845; C–489–847] Certain Steel Nails From India, the Sultanate of Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the Republic of Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 3, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen (India); Thomas Martin (the Sultanate of Oman); Nathan James (Sri Lanka); Laura Griffith (Thailand); or Benjamin Luberda (the Republic of Turkey), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3251; (202) 482–3936; (202) 482–5305; (202) 482–6430; or (202) 482–2185, respectively. AGENCY: Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reason for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On February 24, 2022, the petitioner 2 in this investigation submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determinations.3 The petitioner stated that it is requesting a postponement because additional time is needed to develop the records and review responses in order to determine accurate CVD rates.4 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determinations, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, i.e., May 31, 2022.5 Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 19, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of certain steel nails (steel nails) from India, the Sultanate of Oman (Oman), Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the Republic of Turkey (Turkey).1 Currently, the preliminary 1 See Certain Steel Nails from India, the Sultanate of Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Investigations, 87 FR 3970 (January 26, 2022) (signed on January 19, 2022). 2 The petitioner is Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. 3 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Petitioner’s Request for Postponement of Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated February 24, 2022. 4 Id. at 2. 5 The preliminary determination deadline falls on May 29, 2022, which is a Sunday. The following day is the Memorial Day federal holiday. Commerce’s practice dictates that, where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 42 (Thursday, March 3, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12079-12080]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-04491]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-964, A-201-838]


Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the People's Republic 
of China and Mexico: 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 seamless refined copper pipe and tube from the People's 
Republic of China (China) and Mexico would likely lead to continuation 
or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results 
of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable March 3, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paola Aleman Ordaz, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4031.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On November 1, 2021, Commerce published the notice of initiation of 
the sunset reviews of the AD Orders \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 American Copper Tube Coalition 
(ACTC) and its constituent members \3\ (collectively, the domestic 
interested party), within 15 days after the date of publication of the 
Initiation Notice.\4\ The domestic interested party claimed interested 
party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act.
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    \1\ See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico and 
the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value from Mexico, 75 
FR 71070 (November 22, 2010) (collectively, AD Orders).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 60201 
(November 1, 2021) (Initiation Notice).
    \3\ The members of the American Copper Tube Coalition are 
Mueller Copper Tube Products, Inc., Mueller Copper Tube West Co., 
Mueller Copper Tube Company, Inc., Howell Metal Company, and 
Linesets, Inc., (collectively, Mueller Group) and Cerro Flow 
Products, LLC (Cerro).
    \4\ See Domestic Interested Party's Letter, ``Five-Year (Sunset) 
Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and 
Tube from China: Notice of Intent to Participate,'' dated November 
15, 2021; see also Domestic Interested Party's Letter, ``Five-Year 
(Sunset) Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Seamless Refined Copper 
Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Notice of Intent to Participate,'' dated 
November 15, 2021.
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    Commerce received adequate substantive responses to the Initiation 
Notice from the domestic interested party 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. On 
December 20, 2021, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade 
Commission that Commerce did not receive an adequate substantive 
response from respondent interested parties.\6\ 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 Party's Letter, ``Seamless Refined 
Copper Pipe and Tube from China--Substantive Response,'' dated 
December 1, 2021; see also Domestic Interested Party's Letter, 
``Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Substantive 
Response,'' dated December 1, 2021.
    \6\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Sunset Reviews Initiated on 
November 1, 2021,'' dated December 20, 2021.
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Scope of the AD Orders

    The products subject to the AD Orders are all seamless refined 
copper pipes and tubes, and are currently classified in the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings: 
7411.10.1030 and 7411.10.1090. Products subject to the order may also 
enter under HTSUS subheadings 7407.10.1500, 7419.80.5050, 7419.99.5050, 
8415.90.8065, and 8415.90.8085. The HTSUS numbers are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes. A full description of the scope of 
the AD Orders is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\7\ 
The written description is dispositive.
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    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Seamless 
Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People's Republic of China and 
Mexico,'' 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 of the AD Orders and 
the magnitude of dumping margins likely to prevail if the AD Orders 
were revoked. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. 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 https://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 Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(c)(1) and (3) 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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                           Country                              margin
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China.......................................................       60.85
Mexico......................................................       27.16
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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), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(c)(5)(ii).

    Dated: February 24, 2022.
Lisa W. Wang,
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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