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Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY:

On March 6, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India. This review covers 201 producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007. We are rescinding the review with respect to four companies because these companies had no reportable shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.

Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled “Final Results of Review.”

DATES:

Effective Date: July 15, 2008.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-3874.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

This review covers 201 producers/exporters.[1] The respondents which the Department selected for individual review are Devi Sea Foods Limited (Devi) and Falcon Marine Exports Limited (Falcon). The respondents which were not selected for individual review are listed in the “Final Results of Review” section of this notice.

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On March 6, 2008, the Department published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on shrimp from India. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 12103 (Mar. 6, 2008) (Preliminary Results).

We invited parties to comment on our preliminary results of review. In April 2008, we received case briefs from the petitioner (i.e., the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee), the respondents (i.e., Devi, Falcon, and Uniroyal Marine Exports Limited, a company not selected for individual review), and the Louisiana Shrimp Association (LSA). Also in April 2008, we received rebuttal briefs from the petitioner, Devi, and Falcon.

The Department has conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Scope of the Order

The scope of this order includes certain frozen warmwater shrimp and prawns, whether wild-caught (ocean harvested) or farm-raised (produced by aquaculture), head-on or head-off, shell-on or peeled, tail-on or tail-off,[2] deveined or not deveined, cooked or raw, or otherwise processed in frozen form.

The frozen warmwater shrimp and prawn products included in the scope of this order, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), are products which are processed from warmwater shrimp and prawns through freezing and which are sold in any count size.

The products described above may be processed from any species of warmwater shrimp and prawns. Warmwater shrimp and prawns are generally classified in, but are not limited to, the Penaeidae family. Some examples of the farmed and wild-caught warmwater species include, but are not limited to, whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannemei), banana prawn (Penaeus merguiensis), fleshy prawn (Penaeus chinensis), giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), giant tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon), redspotted shrimp (Penaeus brasiliensis), southern brown shrimp (Penaeus subtilis), southern pink shrimp (Penaeus notialis), southern rough shrimp (Trachypenaeus curvirostris), southern white shrimp (Penaeus schmitti), blue shrimp (Penaeus stylirostris), western white shrimp (Penaeus occidentalis), and Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus).

Frozen shrimp and prawns that are packed with marinade, spices or sauce are included in the scope of this order. In addition, food preparations, which are not “prepared meals,” that contain more than 20 percent by weight of shrimp or prawn are also included in the scope of this order.

Excluded from the scope are: (1) Breaded shrimp and prawns (HTSUS subheading 1605.20.10.20); (2) shrimp and prawns generally classified in the Pandalidae family and commonly referred to as coldwater shrimp, in any state of processing; (3) fresh shrimp and prawns whether shell-on or peeled (HTSUS subheadings 0306.23.00.20 and 0306.23.00.40); (4) shrimp and prawns in prepared meals (HTSUS subheading 1605.20.05.10); (5) dried shrimp and prawns; (6) canned warmwater shrimp and prawns (HTSUS subheading 1605.20.10.40); (7) certain dusted shrimp; and (8) certain battered shrimp. Dusted shrimp is a shrimp-based product: (1) That is produced from fresh (or thawed-from-frozen) and peeled shrimp; (2) to which a “dusting” layer of rice or wheat flour of at least 95 percent purity has been applied; (3) with the entire surface of the shrimp flesh thoroughly and evenly coated with the flour; (4) with the non-shrimp content of the end product constituting between four and 10 percent of the product's total weight after being dusted, but prior to being frozen; and (5) that is subjected to IQF freezing immediately after application of the dusting layer. Battered shrimp is a shrimp-based product that, when dusted in accordance with the definition of dusting above, is coated with a wet viscous layer containing egg and/or milk, and par-fried.

The products covered by this order are currently classified under the following HTSUS subheadings: 0306.13.00.03, 0306.13.00.06, 0306.13.00.09, 0306.13.00.12, 0306.13.00.15, 0306.13.00.18, 0306.13.00.21, 0306.13.00.24, 0306.13.00.27, 0306.13.00.40, 1605.20.10.10, and 1605.20.10.30. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes only and are not dispositive, but rather the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Period of Review

The POR is February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007.

Partial Rescission of Review

In February 2007, the Department received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), from the petitioner and the LSA to conduct a review of many Indian producers/exporters, including four affiliated Indian producers/exporters of subject merchandise collectively known as “the Kadalkanny Group” (i.e., Kadalkanny Frozen Foods (Kadalkanny), Edhayam Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd. (Edhayam), Diamond Seafood Exports (Diamond), and Theva & Co. (Theva)). The Department initiated a review of these four companies and requested that they supply data on the quantity and value (Q&V) of their exports of shrimp during the POR. See Notice of Initiation of Administrative Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Brazil, Ecuador, India and Thailand, 72 FR 17100 (Apr. 6, 2007). On April 23, 2007, the Kadalkanny Group submitted a consolidated response to the Department's Q&V questionnaire, in which it indicated that only one of its members (i.e., Kadalkanny) exported subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.

Both the petitioner and the LSA withdrew their administrative review requests for Kadalkanny. Moreover, we confirmed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the claims made by two additional members of this group, Diamond and Theva, that they had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Finally, on January 17 and February 7, 2008, we received information from Edhayam which demonstrated that its sole entry of subject merchandise during the POR was not a reportable transaction because it was a free sample, for which Edhayam received no remuneration. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), and consistent with the Department's practice, we are rescinding our review with respect to the Kadalkanny Group. See, e.g., Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results, Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part, and Determination To Revoke in Part, 70 FR 67665, 67666 (Nov. 8, 2005).

Successor-in-Interest

As noted in the Preliminary Results, in April and May 2007, two of the producers/exporters named in the notice of initiation, Asvini Fisheries Limited and Surya Marine Exports (Surya Marine), informed the Department that, prior to the POR, they changed their names and are now doing business under the names Asvini Start Printed Page 40494Fisheries Private Limited (Asvini) and Suryamitra Exim Private Limited (Suryamitra), respectively. Based on Asvini's and Suryamitra's submissions addressing the four factors with respect to this change in corporate structure (i.e., management, production facilities for the subject merchandise, supplier relationships, and customer base),[3] in the preliminary results we preliminarily found that these companies' organizational structure, management, production facilities, supplier relationships, and customers have remained essentially unchanged. Further, we found that Asvini operates as the same business entity as Asvini Fisheries Limited with respect to the production and sale of shrimp and that Suryamitra operates as the same business entity as Surya Marine. Therefore, we preliminarily determined that Asvini and Suryamitra are the successors-in-interest to Asvini Fisheries Limited and Surya Marine, respectively. See Preliminary Results, 73 FR at 12105-06.

Since the preliminary results, no party to this proceeding has commented on this issue, and we have received no new information with respect to this issue. As a result, we continue to find that Asvini and Suryamitra are the successors-in-interest to Asvini Fisheries Limited and Surya Marine, respectively.

Facts Available

In the preliminary results, we determined that, in accordance with sections 776(a)(2)(A) and (C) of the Act, the use of facts available was appropriate as the basis for the dumping margins for 127 producers/exporters. See Preliminary Results, 73 FR at 12107-08. These companies are listed in the “Final Results of Review” section of this notice under the heading “AFA Rate Applicable to the Following Companies.”

Section 776(a) of the Act provides that the Department will apply “facts otherwise available” if, inter alia, necessary information is not available on the record or an interested party: (1) Withholds information that has been requested by the Department; (2) fails to provide such information within the deadlines established, or in the form or manner requested by the Department; (3) significantly impedes a proceeding; or (4) provides such information, but the information cannot be verified.

In April 2007, the Department requested that all companies subject to review respond to the Department's Q&V questionnaire for purposes of mandatory respondent selection. The original deadline to file a response was April 23, 2007. Of the 319 companies initially subject to review, numerous companies did not respond to the Department's initial requests for information. Subsequently, in May 2007 and then again in June 2007, the Department issued letters to these companies affording them additional opportunities to submit a response to the Department's Q&V questionnaire. However, 126 companies also failed to respond to the Department's final requests for Q&V data.[4] On February 25, 2008, the Department placed documentation on the record confirming delivery of the questionnaires to each of these companies. See the memorandum to the File from Elizabeth Eastwood, Senior Analyst, entitled, “Placing Delivery Information on the Record of the 2006-2007 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India,” dated February 25, 2008. By failing to respond to the Department's Q&V questionnaire, these companies withheld requested information and significantly impeded the proceeding. Thus, pursuant to sections 776(a)(2)(A) and (C) of the Act, because these companies did not respond to the Department's questionnaire, the Department finds that the use of total facts available is warranted.

Further, one additional company, Gajula, claimed that it made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. However, because we were unable to confirm the accuracy of Gajula's claim with CBP, we requested further information/clarification from this exporter. Gajula responded to the Department's inquiry via e-mail on August 16, 2007, but did not indicate if its submission contained either public or business proprietary information. Therefore, on August 16, 2007, we informed Gajula via e-mail of the Department's filing requirements. See the memorandum to the File from Nichole Zink, Analyst, entitled, “Placing E-mail to Gajula Exim (P) Ltd. on the Record in the 2006-2007 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India,” dated August 16, 2007. On August 22, 2007, Gajula submitted a hard copy of its response, but again failed to follow the Department's filing requirements and failed to indicate if the submission contained business proprietary or public information. On September 7, 2007, we issued a letter to Gajula again informing the company of the Department's filing requirements, providing information regarding the treatment of proprietary information and the preparation of a public version of a response, and requiring it to properly file its response. On September 29, 2007, Gajula faxed a letter to the Department in which it stated that the information contained in its August submission should be treated as business proprietary information. However, Gajula did not indicate the specific information in the August submission which should be designated as business proprietary. As a result, on October 1 and 17, 2007, we provided Gajula additional detailed instructions regarding the treatment of proprietary information and the preparation of a public version of a response, and we again required it to properly file its submissions on the record of this proceeding. See the memorandum to the File from Elizabeth Eastwood, Senior Analyst, entitled, “Placing October E-Mail Correspondence with Gajula Exim (P) Ltd. on the Record of the 2006-2007 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India,” dated October 17, 2007. Gajula failed to respond to the Department's October communications and did not remedy the deficiencies in its August submission.

Although the Department afforded Gajula multiple opportunities to correct the procedural deficiencies in its response, it failed to do so. By failing to respond to the Department's requests, Gajula withheld requested information and significantly impeded the proceeding. Consequently, pursuant to sections 776(a)(2)(A) and (C) of the Act, the Department finds that the use of total facts available for Gajula is appropriate.

Adverse Facts Available

In selecting from among the facts otherwise available, section 776(b) of the Act authorizes the Department to use an adverse inference if the Department finds that an interested party failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability to comply with the request for information. See, e.g., Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Bar from India, 70 FR 54023, 54025-26 (Sept. 13, 2005); see also Start Printed Page 40495Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Critical Circumstances: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Brazil, 67 FR 55792, 55794-96 (Aug. 30, 2002). Adverse inferences are appropriate “to ensure that the party does not obtain a more favorable result by failing to cooperate than if it had cooperated fully.” See Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, H.R. Rep. No. 103-316, Vol. 1, at 870 (1994), reprinted in 1994 U.S.C.C.A.N. 4040, 4199. Furthermore, “affirmative evidence of bad faith on the part of a respondent is not required before the Department may make an adverse inference.” See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 27340 (May 19, 1997). See also Nippon Steel Corp. v. United States, 337 F.3d 1373, 1382 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (Nippon) (“the statute does not contain an intent element”). We find that 126 of the 127 companies listed under the heading “AFA Rate Applicable to the Following Companies” in the “Final Results of Review” section of this notice, below, did not act to the best of their abilities in this proceeding, within the meaning of section 776(b) of the Act, because it is reasonable to expect companies to possess information about their own export activities, but these 126 companies failed to respond to the Department's requests for this information. The 127th company, Gajula, failed to respond to the Department's requests to correct the procedural deficiencies in its response, discussed in the “Fact Available” section of this notice, above. Therefore, an adverse inference is warranted in selecting facts otherwise available for all 127 companies. See Nippon, 337 F.3d at 1382-83.

Section 776(b) of the Act provides that the Department may use as AFA information derived from: (1) The petition; (2) the final determination in the investigation; (3) any previous review; or (4) any other information placed on the record.

The Department's practice, when selecting an AFA rate from among the possible sources of information, has been to ensure that the margin is sufficiently adverse “as to effectuate the statutory purposes of the adverse facts available rule to induce respondents to provide the Department with complete and accurate information in a timely manner.” Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Critical Circumstances: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Brazil, 67 FR 55792, 55796 (Aug. 30, 2002); see also Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Static Random Access Memory Semiconductors From Taiwan, 63 FR 8909, 8932 (Feb. 23, 1998).

In order to ensure that the margin is sufficiently adverse so as to induce cooperation, we have assigned a rate of 110.90 percent, which was the highest rate alleged in the petition, as adjusted at the initiation of the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, to the 127 companies listed below. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations: Certain Frozen and Canned Warmwater Shrimp From Brazil, Ecuador, India, Thailand, the People's Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 69 FR 3876, 3880 (Jan. 27, 2004). The Department finds that this rate is sufficiently high as to effectuate the purpose of the AFA rule (i.e., we find that this rate is high enough to encourage participation in future segments of this proceeding in accordance with section 776(b) of the Act).

For the reasons stated in the Preliminary Results, we continue to find that the information upon which this margin is based has probative value and thus satisfies the corroboration requirements of section 776(c) of the Act. See Preliminary Results, 73 FR at 12108. See also the July 7, 2008, memorandum from Henry Almond to the file entitled, “Corroboration of Adverse Facts Available Rate for the Final Results in the 2006-2007 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India.”

Cost of Production

As discussed in the preliminary results, we conducted an investigation to determine whether Devi and Falcon made third country sales of the foreign like product during the POR at prices below their costs of production (COP) within the meaning of section 773(b) of the Act. See Preliminary Results, 73 FR at 12111-12112. For these final results, we performed the cost test following the same methodology as in the Preliminary Results, except as discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum (the Decision Memo).

We found 20 percent or more of each respondent's sales of a given product during the reporting period were at prices less than the weighted-average COP for this period. Thus, we determined that these below-cost sales were made in “substantial quantities” within an extended period of time and at prices which did not permit the recovery of all costs within a reasonable period of time in the normal course of trade. See sections 773(b)(1)-(2) of the Act.

Therefore, for purposes of these final results, we found that Devi and Falcon made below-cost sales not in the ordinary course of trade. Consequently, we disregarded these sales for each respondent and used the remaining sales as the basis for determining normal value pursuant to section 773(b)(1) of the Act.

Analysis of Comments Received

All issues raised in the case briefs by parties to this administrative review, and to which we have responded, are listed in the Appendix to this notice and addressed in the Decision Memo, which is adopted by this notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room 1117, of the main Department building.

In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/​frn/​. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. These changes are discussed in the relevant sections of the Decision Memo.

Final Results of Review

We determine that the following weighted-average margin percentages exist for the period February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007:

Manufacturer/ExporterPercent margin
Devi Sea Foods Limited*0.35
Falcon Marine Exports Limited1.69
Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies:5
Ananda Aqua Exports (P) Ltd.1.69
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Ananda Foods1.69
Andaman Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Angelique International Ltd.1.69
Apex Exports1.69
Asvini Exports1.69
Asvini Fisheries Limited/Asvini Fisheries Private Limited1.69
Avanti Feeds Limited1.69
Bhatsons Aquatic Products1.69
Bluepark Seafoods Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Calcutta Seafoods1.69
Castlerock Fisheries Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Choice Canning Company1.69
Choice Trading Corporation Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Coreline Exports1.69
Devi Fisheries Limited1.69
Digha Sea Food Exports1.69
Five Star Marine Exports Private Limited1.69
GVR Exports Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Gayatri Sea Foods1.69
Haripriya Marine Export Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Hindustan Lever, Ltd.1.69
IFB Agro Industries Limited1.69
ITC Limited, International Business Division1.69
Jaya Satya Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Jaya Lakshmi Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd.1.69
K V Marine Exports1.69
Kings Marine Products1.69
Konark Aquatics & Exports Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Magnum Estate Private Limited1.69
Magnum Export1.69
Magnum Sea Foods Private Limited1.69
Mangala Marine Exim India Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Mangala Sea Products1.69
NGR Aqua International1.69
Navayuga Exports Ltd.1.69
Nekkanti Sea Foods Limited1.69
Nila Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Penver Products (P) Ltd.1.69
RVR Marine Products Private Limited1.69
Raa Systems Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Raju Exports1.69
Ram's Assorted Cold Storage Ltd.1.69
S A Exports1.69
Sagar Grandhi Exports Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Sai Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Sandhya Marines Limited1.69
Satya Seafoods Private Limited1.69
Seagold Overseas Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Selvam Exports Private Limited1.69
Sprint Exports Pvt. Ltd.1.69
Sri Chandrakantha Marine Exports1.69
Sri Sakthi Marine Products P Ltd.1.69
Star Agro Marine Exports Private Limited1.69
Sun-Bio Technology Limited1.69
Surya Marine Exports/Suryamitra Exim Private Limited1.69
Suvarna Rekha Exports Private Limited1.69
Suvarna Rekha Marines P Ltd.1.69
The Liberty Group (Devi Marine Food Exports Private Limited/Kader Exports Private Limited/Kader Investment and Trading Company Private Limited/Liberty Frozen Foods Private Limited/Liberty Oil Mills Limited/Premier Marine Products/Universal Cold Storage Private Limited)1.69
The Waterbase Ltd.1.69
Usha Seafoods1.69
Veejay IMPEX1.69
Vinner Marine1.69
Wellcome Fisheries Limited1.69
AFA Rate Applicable to the Following Companies:
A.S. Marine Industries Pvt. Ltd.110.90
Adani Exports Ltd.110.90
Aditya Udyog110.90
Agri Marine Exports Ltd.110.90
Al Mustafa Exp & Imp110.90
Alapatt Marine Exports110.90
All Seas Marine P. Ltd.110.90
Alsa Marine & Harvests Ltd.110.90
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Ameena Enterprises110.90
Anjani Marine Traders110.90
Aqua Star Marine Foods110.90
Arsha Seafood Exports Pvt. Ltd.110.90
ASF Seafoods110.90
Ashwini Frozen Foods110.90
Aswin Associates110.90
Balaji Seafood Exports I Ltd.110.90
Baraka Overseas Traders110.90
Bell Foods (Marine Division)110.90
Bharat Seafoods110.90
Bhisti Exports110.90
Bilal Fish Suppliers110.90
Capital Freezing Complex110.90
Cham Exports Ltd.110.90
Cham Ocean Treasures Co., Ltd.110.90
Cham Trading Organization110.90
Chand International110.90
Danda Fisheries110.90
Dariapur Aquatic Pvt. Ltd.110.90
Deepmala Marine Exports110.90
Dhanamjaya Impex P. Ltd.110.90
Dorothy Foods110.90
El-Te Marine Products110.90
Excel Ice Services/Chirag Int'l110.90
Firoz & Company110.90
Freeze Engineering Industries (Pvt. Ltd.)110.90
Gajula Exim (P) Ltd.110.90
Gausia Cold Storage P. Ltd.110.90
Goan Bounty110.90
Gold Farm Foods (P) Ltd.110.90
Golden Star Cold Storage110.90
Gopal Seafoods110.90
Gtc Global Ltd.110.90
Hanswati Exports P. Ltd.110.90
HMG Industries Ltd.110.90
Honest Frozen Food Company110.90
India CMS Adani Exports110.90
India Seafoods110.90
Indian Seafood Corporation110.90
Interfish110.90
J R K Seafoods Pvt. Ltd.110.90
Kaushalya Aqua Marine Product Exports Pvt. Ltd.110.90
Keshodwala Foods110.90
Key Foods110.90
King Fish Industries110.90
Konkan Fisheries Pvt. Ltd.110.90
Lakshmi Marine Products110.90
Lansea Foods Pvt. Ltd.110.90
Laxmi Narayan Exports110.90
M K Exports110.90
M.R.H. Trading Company110.90
Malabar Marine Exports110.90
Mamta Cold Storage110.90
Marina Marine Exports110.90
Marine Food Packers110.90
Miki Exports International110.90
Mumbai Kamgar MGSM Ltd.110.90
N.C. Das & Company110.90
Naik Ice & Cold Storage110.90
Nas Fisheries Pvt Ltd.110.90
National Seafoods Company110.90
New Royal Frozen Foods110.90
Noble Aqua Pvt. Ltd.110.90
Omsons Marines Ltd.110.90
Padmaja Exports110.90
Partytime Ice Pvt Ltd.110.90
Philips Foods India Pvt Ltd.110.90
Premier Exports International110.90
R K Ice & Cold Storage110.90
Rahul Foods (GOA)110.90
Rahul International110.90
Raj International110.90
Ramalmgeswara Proteins & Foods Ltd.110.90
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Rameshwar Cold Storage110.90
Ravi Frozen Foods Ltd.110.90
Regent Marine Industries110.90
Relish Foods110.90
Royal Link Exports110.90
Rubian Exports110.90
Ruby Marine Foods110.90
Ruchi Worldwide110.90
S K Exports (P) Ltd.110.90
SLS Exports Pvt. Ltd.110.90
S S International110.90
Sabri Food Products110.90
Sagar Samrat Seafoods110.90
Salet Seafoods Pvt Ltd.110.90
Samrat Middle East Exports (P) Ltd.110.90
Sarveshwari Ice & Cold Storage P Ltd.110.90
Satyam Marine Exports110.90
Sea Rose Marines (P) Ltd.110.90
Sealand Fisheries Ltd.110.90
Seaperl Industries110.90
Sharat Industries Ltd.110.90
Shimpo Exports110.90
Shipper Exporter National Steel110.90
Siddiq Seafoods110.90
Skyfish110.90
Sonia Fisheries110.90
Sourab110.90
Sreevas Export Enterprises110.90
Sri Sidhi Freezers & Exporters Pvt. Ltd.110.90
Star Fish Exports110.90
Supreme Exports110.90
The Canning Industries (Cochin) Ltd.110.90
Tony Harris Seafoods Ltd.110.90
Tri Marine Foods Pvt. Ltd.110.90
Trinity Exports110.90
Tri-Tee Seafood Company110.90
Ulka Seafoods (P) Ltd.110.90
Uniroyal Marine Exports Ltd.110.90
Upasana Exports110.90
V Marine Exports110.90
Varnita Cold Storage110.90
Veraval Marines & Chemicals P Ltd.110.90
Vijayalaxmi Seafoods110.90
Winner Seafoods110.90
Z A. Food Products110.90
* de minimus.

Assessment

The Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), because Devi and Falcon reported the entered value for some or all of their U.S. sales, we have calculated importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of the sales which entered value was reported. For Falcon's U.S. sales reported without entered values, we have calculated importer-specific per-unit duty assessment rates by aggregating the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the examined sales and dividing this amount by the total quantity of those sales. To determine whether the duty assessment rates are de minimis, in accordance with the requirement set forth in 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we have calculated importer-specific ad valorem ratios based on the estimated entered value.

For the responsive companies which were not selected for individual review, we have calculated an assessment rate based on the weighted average of the cash deposit rates calculated for the companies selected for individual review excluding any which are de minimis or determined entirely on AFA.

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties any entries for which the assessment rate is de minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 percent). The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review.

The Department clarified its “automatic assessment” regulation on May 6, 2003. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know their merchandise was destined for the United States. This clarification will also apply to POR entries of subject merchandise produced by companies for which we are rescinding the review based on certifications of no shipments, Start Printed Page 40499because these companies certified that they made no POR shipments of subject merchandise for which they had knowledge of U.S. destination. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.

Cash Deposit Requirements

Further, the following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of shrimp from India entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for the reviewed companies will be the rates shown above, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), the cash deposit will be zero; (2) for previously investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the LTFV investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 10.17 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India, 70 FR 5147, 5148 (Feb. 1, 2005). These deposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility, under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2), 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 the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

This notice serves as the only 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)(3). Timely written notification of 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 these results of review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

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Dated: July 7, 2008.

David M. Spooner,

Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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Appendix—Issues in Decision Memorandum

General Issues

1. Offsetting of Negative Margins.

2. Whether the Department's Decision to Select Only Two Mandatory Respondents was Supported by Evidence on the Record.

3. Continuing to Apply AFA to Uncooperative Respondents for the Final Results.

4. Ministerial Errors in the Preliminary Results.

Company-Specific Issues

5. What Date to Assign to Unpaid U.S. Sales for Devi.

6. Devi's Raw Material Costs.

7. Devi's Compliance with Indian Licensing Requirements.

8. Whether to Include in Margin Calculations Previously Reviewed U.S. Sales for Falcon Which Entered during the Period of Review.

9. Falcon's Raw Material Costs.

10. Whether to Base the Final Margin for Uniroyal Marine Exports on AFA.

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Footnotes

1.  This figure does not include those companies for which the Department is rescinding the administrative review.

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2.  “Tails” in this context means the tail fan, which includes the telson and the uropods.

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3. See Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, 70 FR 50299, 50300-01 (Aug. 26, 2005) (setting forth the four factors to be considered for successorship determinations), unchanged in Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, 70 FR 59721 (Oct. 13, 2005).

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4.  These companies are listed in the “Final Results of Review” section of this notice under the heading “AFA Rate Applicable to the Following Companies.”

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5.  This rate is based on the weighted average of the margins calculation for those companies selected for individual review, excluding de minimis margins or margins based entirely on AFA.

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