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Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Fresh Atlantic Salmon from Chile

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Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.


On August 8, 2000, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh Atlantic salmon from Chile. The review covers nine producers/exporters of the subject merchandise.

The period of review (POR) is July 28, 1998, through June 30, 1999. Based on our analysis of comments received, these final results differ from the preliminary results. The final results are listed below in the Final Results of Review section.


December 15, 2000.

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Edward Easton or Gabriel Adler, at (202) 482-3003 or (202) 482-3813, respectively; AD/CVD Enforcement, Office V, Group II, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.

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Applicable Statute and Regulations

Unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), are references to the provisions effective January 1, 1995, the effective date of the amendments made to the Act by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA). In addition, unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Department's regulations are to 19 CFR part 351 (1999).


On August 8, 2000, the Department published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh Atlantic salmon from Chile. See Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Administrative Review: Fresh Atlantic Start Printed Page 78473Salmon from Chile, 65 FR 48457 (August 8, 2000) (Preliminary Results). We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On September 12, 2000, we received case comments or case briefs from the Coalition for Fair Atlantic Salmon Trade (the petitioner), and from respondents Cultivos Marinos Chiloe, Ltda. (Cultivos Marinos), Pesquera Eicosal Ltda. (Eicosal), Fiordo Blanco, S.A. (Fiordo Blanco), Cultivadora de Salmones Linao Ltda. (Linao), Salmones Mainstream, S.A. (Mainstream), Pesquera Mares Australes Ltda. (Mares Australes), Salmones Pacific Star S.A. (Pacific Star), Salmones Pacifico Sur S.A. (Pacifico Sur), and Salmones Tecmar S.A. (Tecmar). We did not receive rebuttal briefs.

Scope of the Review

The product covered by this review is fresh, farmed Atlantic salmon, whether imported “dressed” or cut. Atlantic salmon is the species Salmo salar, in the genus Salmo of the family salmoninae. “Dressed” Atlantic salmon refers to salmon that has been bled, gutted, and cleaned. Dressed Atlantic salmon may be imported with the head on or off; with the tail on or off; and with the gills in or out. All cuts of fresh Atlantic salmon are included in the scope of the review. Examples of cuts include, but are not limited to: crosswise cuts (steaks), lengthwise cuts (fillets), lengthwise cuts attached by skin (butterfly cuts), combinations of crosswise and lengthwise cuts (combination packages), and Atlantic salmon that is minced, shredded, or ground. Cuts may be subjected to various degrees of trimming, and imported with the skin on or off and with the “pin bones” in or out.

Excluded from the scope are (1) fresh Atlantic salmon that is “not farmed” (i.e., wild Atlantic salmon); (2) live Atlantic salmon; and (3) Atlantic salmon that has been subject to further processing, such as frozen, canned, dried, and smoked Atlantic salmon, or processed into forms such as sausages, hot dogs, and burgers.

The merchandise subject to this investigation is classifiable as item numbers 0302.12.0003, 0304.10.4093, 0304.90.1009, 0304.90.1089, and 0304.90.9091 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS statistical reporting numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

All issues raised in the case comments and case briefs by parties to this administrative review are addressed in a decision memorandum dated December 6, 2000 (Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. Attached to this notice as an appendix is a list of the issues which parties have raised and to which we have responded in the Decision Memorandum. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in the public version of this memorandum, which is on file in Room B-099 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the public version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

Based on our findings at verification and analysis of comments received, we have made adjustments to the preliminary determination calculation methodology in determining the final dumping margins in the proceeding. These adjustments are discussed in the Decision Memorandum.

Final Results of Review

As a result of our review, we determine that the following weighted-average margins exist for the period of July 28, 1998, through June 30, 1999:

Exporter/manufacturerWeighted-average margin percentage
Cultivos Marinos0.01
Fiordo Blanco1.46
Mares Australes0.00
Pacific Star3.94
Pacifico Sur0.00

The Department shall determine, and the Customs Service shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we have calculated importer-specific assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the importer-specific sales to the total entered value of the same sales. Where the assessment rate is above de minimis, we will instruct the Customs Service to assess duties on all entries of subject merchandise by that importer. The Department will issue appraisement instructions directly to the Customs Service.

Furthermore, the following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of these final results of administrative review, as provided by section 751(a) of the Act: (1) For all exporters/manufacturers covered by this review, the cash deposit rate will be the rate listed above, except where the margin is zero or de minimis, a cash deposit of zero will be required; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a previous segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published in the most recent final results in which that producer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review or in any previous segment of this proceeding, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be that established for the producer of the merchandise in these final results of review or in the most recent final results in which that producer participated; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the producer is a firm covered in this review or in any previous segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will be 4.57 percent, the “All Others” rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation. These deposit requirements shall remain in effect until publication of the final results of the next administrative review.

This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402 (f) 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 the Secretary's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred, and in the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

This notice also is the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of the return/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.

We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

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Dated: December 6, 2000.

Troy H. Cribb,

Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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1. Cost of Production and Constructed Value: Monetary Corrections for Inflation

2. Constructed Value: Calculation of Profit and Selling Expense Rates

3. Normal Value: Difference-In-Merchandise Adjustment

4. Adverse Facts Available

5. Normal Value: Third-Country Sales

6. Normal Value: Home Market Price Calculation

4. Cost of Production: Financial Expense Ratio—Eicosal

7. Cost of Production: Financial Expense Ratio—Pacific Star

8. Cost of Production: General, Selling and Administrative Expense

9. Cost of Production: Cost Test Freight Expense

10. Constructed Value: Provision for Catastrophic Loss

11. Constructed Value: Use of Verified Data

12. Export Price: Treatment of U.S. Credit Expense

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