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Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Third Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

Summary

The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the “Final Results of Sunset Review” section of this notice.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Effective Date: March 10, 2014

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Thomas Schauer or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0410 or (202) 482-1690, respectively.

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In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i) and (ii), the Department received a notice of intent to participate in this sunset review from the Crawfish Processors Alliance (the domestic interested party), within 15 days after the date of publication of the Notice of Initiation. [1] The domestic interested party claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(E) and (F) of the Act as a trade or business association, a majority of whose members manufacture, produce, or wholesale freshwater crawfish tail meat, the domestic like product, in the United States.

The Department received an adequate substantive response to the Notice of Initiation from the domestic interested party within the 30-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department received no substantive response 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), the Department has conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China.

Scope of the Order Back to Top

The product covered by the antidumping duty order is freshwater crawfish tail meat, in all its forms (whether washed or with fat on, whether purged or un-purged), grades, and sizes; whether frozen, fresh, or chilled; and regardless of how it is packed, preserved, or prepared. Excluded from the scope of the order are live crawfish and other whole crawfish, whether boiled, frozen, fresh, or chilled. Also excluded are saltwater crawfish of any type, and parts thereof. Freshwater crawfish tail meat is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers 1605.40.10.10 and 1605.40.10.90, which are the HTSUS numbers for prepared foodstuffs, indicating peeled crawfish tail meat and other, as introduced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in 2000, and HTSUS numbers 0306.19.00.10 and 0306.29.00.00, which are reserved for fish and crustaceans in general. On February 10, 2012, the Department added HTSUS classification number 0306.29.01.00 to the scope description pursuant to a request by CBP. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received Back to Top

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 were revoked. [2] 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 (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit in Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Sunset Review Back to Top

The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average percentage margins:

Manufacturer/producer/exporter Weighted-average margin (percent)
China Everbright Trading Company 156.77
Binzhou Prefecture Foodstuffs Import Export Corp 119.39
Huaiyin Foreign Trade Corp 91.50
Yancheng Foreign Trade Corp 108.05
All other exporters with a separate rate 122.92
All other exporters which are part of the PRC-wide entity 201.63

Notification to Interested Parties Back to Top

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.

The Department is issuing and publishing the 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: February 28, 2014.

Paul Piquado,

Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

[FR Doc. 2014-05143 Filed 3-7-14; 8:45 am]

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1. See Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review, 78 FR 65614 (November 1, 2013) (Notice of Initiation).

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2. See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, “Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meet from the People's Republic of China,” adopted by and dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).

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