International Trade Administration December 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-29571
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico, covering the period April 24, 2014, through October 31, 2015. The review covers Deacero S.A.P.I de C.V. (Deacero), and Grupo Simec S.A.B. de C.V. (Grupo Simec). We preliminarily determine that Deacero made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), and that Grupo Simec did not. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014
Document Number: 2016-29570
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 3, 2016, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India. This review covers two companies: Jindal Poly Films Limited (Jindal), and SRF Limited. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. Based on an analysis of the comments received, the Department has made changes to the subsidy rate determined for Jindal. The final subsidy rates are listed in the ``Final Results of Administrative Review'' section below.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the 21st Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-29569
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting the 21st administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (PRC), covering the period of review (POR) November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015. This review covers 42 manufacturers/exporters of subject merchandise. We preliminarily find that the mandatory respondents Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co., Ltd (Harmoni) and Qingdao Tiantaixing Foods Co., Ltd. (QTF) each failed to cooperate to the best of its ability. As a result, we preliminarily find that Harmoni has not rebutted the presumption that it is part of the PRC-wide entity, and we preliminarily base QTF's dumping margin on adverse facts available. In addition, we preliminarily find that voluntary respondent Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd. (Xinboda) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET Film) From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-29568
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 12, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from Taiwan in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET Film) from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015, 81 FR 53441 (August 12, 2016) (Preliminary Results). This review covers Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Nan Ya) and Shinkong Materials Technology Corporation (SMTC). We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Result and received no comments or requests for a hearing. Therefore, for the final results, we continue to find that sales of subject merchandise by Nan Ya were not made at prices less than normal value during the period of review (POR). We continue to find that SMTC had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.
Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-29564
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 5, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on monosodium glutamate (MSG) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of review (POR) May 8, 2014 through October 31, 2015 in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 81 FR 51853 (August 5, 2016) (Preliminary Results). This review covers 38 exporters of the subject merchandise. None of these companies filed a separate rate application (SRA) and/or a separate rate certification (SRC) to establish its separate rate status. Therefore, the Department preliminarily found that the companies are part of the PRC-wide entity. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. No party filed comments or requested a hearing. Accordingly, the final results remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results.
Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico; Preliminary Results, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-29544
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico. The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015. This review covers eight producers/exporters of the subject merchandise, including two respondents selected for individual examination: Maquilacero, S.A. de C.V. (Maquilacero) and Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos, S.A. de C.V. (Regiopytsa). We preliminarily determine that Maquilacero and Regiopytsa made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the POR. Additionally, we preliminarily determine that Lamina y Placa Comercial, S.A. de C.V. (Lamina y Placa) and Mueller Comercial de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Mueller) had no shipments during the POR. Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) timely withdrew its request for review of Burner Systems International (BSI); consequently, we rescind the administrative review with regard to BSI. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-29543
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015. The Department preliminarily determines that the one individually- examined respondent in this review, Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel), made sales of the subject merchandise at prices below normal value, and that Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai Steel) had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-29542
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015. The Department has preliminarily determined that certain companies covered by this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the United Arab Emirates: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-29541
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, JBF RAK LLC (JBF). The Department preliminarily determines that sales of subject merchandise have been made below normal value by JBF. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2016-29400
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the rate identified in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Honey From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Intent To Rescind New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2016-29230
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department is conducting a new shipper review (``NSR'') covering the period of review (``POR'') of December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015. Because the sales made by Shanghai Sunbeauty Trading Co., Ltd. (``Sunbeauty'') are not bona fide, we have preliminarily determined to rescind this NSR.
Certain Steel Nails From Malaysia: Preliminary Results of the Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2016-29196
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 17, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') initiated a changed circumstance review (``CCR'') of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on certain steel nails (``nails'') from Malaysia. Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), and 19 CFR 351.216, the Department preliminarily determines that Inmax Sdn. Bhd. (``Inmax Sdn'') and Inmax Industries Sdn. Bhd. (``Inmax Industries'') (collectively, ``Inmax'') should be collapsed and assigned the same AD cash deposit rate for purposes of determining AD liability in this proceeding. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Suspension Agreement on Sugar From Mexico; Administrative Review of the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico
Document Number: 2016-29075
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Sugar from Mexico (the CVD Agreement) for the period December 19, 2014, through December 31, 2015 (CVD review). Based upon the current record of this review, there is some indication that certain individual transactions of subject merchandise may not be in compliance with the CVD Agreement, and further, that the CVD Agreement may no longer be meeting all of the statutory requirements, as set forth in sections 704(c) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department, therefore, needs to obtain additional information in order to confirm whether the Government of Mexico (GOM)the signatory to the CVD Agreementis in compliance with the terms of the CVD Agreement, and whether the current CVD Agreement continues to meet the relevant statutory requirements referenced above. The preliminary results are set forth in the section titled ``Methodology and Preliminary Results,'' infra. Absent the issuance of a revised suspension agreement, we intend to issue a post-preliminary finding on these issues as soon as practicable. In addition, we expect to issue the final results of review within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register.
Antidumping Duty Suspension Agreement on Sugar From Mexico; Administrative Review
Document Number: 2016-29074
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Sugar from Mexico (the AD Agreement) for the period December 19, 2014, through November 30, 2015 (AD review). Based upon the current record of this review, there is some indication that certain individual transactions of subject merchandise may not be in compliance with the terms of the AD Agreement, and further, that the AD Agreement may no longer be meeting all of the statutory requirements, as set forth in sections 734(c) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department, therefore, needs to obtain additional information in order to confirm whether the Mexican signatories subject to individual examination in this review are in compliance with the terms of the AD Agreement, and whether the current AD Agreement continues to meet the relevant statutory requirements referenced above. The preliminary results are set forth in the section titled ``Methodology and Preliminary Results,'' infra. Absent the issuance of a revised suspension agreement, we intend to issue a post- preliminary finding addressing these issues as soon as practicable. In addition, we expect to issue the final results of review within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From Mexico: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2016-29073
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire from Mexico for the period June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016.
Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Brazil, South Africa, and the Republic of Turkey: Affirmative Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Affirmative Final Determinations of Critical Circumstances for Brazil and the Republic of Turkey
Document Number: 2016-29071
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL Plate) from Brazil, South Africa, and the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) are being, or likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. The final estimated dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determinations'' section of this notice.
Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From France: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-28983
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 14, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of the antidumping duty investigation of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from France. The Department is amending the Preliminary Determination of the investigation to correct two significant ministerial errors.
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Stainless Steel Bar From Spain
Document Number: 2016-28982
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 26, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the notice of initiation and preliminary results of the changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on stainless steel bar (``SSB'') from Spain. The Department preliminarily determined that Sidenor Aceros Especiales S.L. (``Sidenor'') is the successor-in-interest to Gerdau Aceros Especiales Europa S.L. (``Gerdau'') for purposes of the AD order and, as such, is entitled to Gerdau's cash deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. As no parties submitted comments, and there is no additional information or evidence on the record, the Department is making no changes to the Preliminary Results.
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews
Document Number: 2016-28994
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is automatically initiating the five-year reviews (``Sunset Reviews'') of the antidumping and countervailing duty (``AD/ CVD'') order(s) listed below. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers the same order(s).
Correction to Notice of Initiation of Five-Year Sunset Review
Document Number: 2016-28859
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Pasta From Turkey: Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-28856
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) published its Preliminary Rescission for the new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) on July 15, 2016. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. As discussed below, we preliminarily found that the sale made by Durum Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Durum) is not bona fide, and announced our preliminary intent to rescind the NSR. For the final results of this review, we have determined that Durum does not qualify for a NSR. Therefore, we are rescinding this NSR.
1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From the People's Republic of China; Amended Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less-Than-Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-28823
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is amending the preliminary determination of the less-than-fair-value (``LTFV'') investigation of 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (``R-134a'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') to correct significant ministerial errors with respect to our preliminary determination.