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Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
On October 9, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the antidumping duty administrative review of certain lined paper products from India (CLPP), and gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results.
The review covers 57 producers/exporters of the subject merchandise, including Riddhi Enterprises (Riddhi) and SAB International (SAB).
The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011. As a result of our analysis of the comments and information received, these final results differ from the Preliminary Results.
For our final results, we find that Riddhi and SAB have not made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). In addition, we have determined that 51 of the remaining non-selected respondents will receive the weighted-average non-selected respondent rate as calculated in these final results, and four uncooperative non-selected respondents will continue to receive a rate based on adverse facts available (AFA).
Effective Date: April 15, 2013.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
George McMahon (Riddhi) and Cindy Robinson (SAB), AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1167 and (202) 482-3797, respectively.
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Comments From Interested Parties
In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), we invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. On November 8, 2012, Riddhi and SAB submitted their respective case briefs. On November 8, 2012, Pioneer Stationery Private Limited (Pioneer) 
also submitted its case brief; however, the Department rejected this brief because it contained untimely filed factual information.
On November 13, 2012, Petitioner 
filed case briefs regarding Riddhi and SAB. Pursuant to the Department's instructions, Pioneer submitted its revised case brief on December 3, 2012, excluding the untimely filed factual information. On December 6, 2012, Riddhi and SAB filed their respective rebuttal briefs. On December 7, 2012, Petitioner and Navneet Publications (India) Ltd. (Navneet) filed rebuttal briefs.
On January 14, 2013, Petitioner's counsel met with officials from the Department.
On January 16, 2013, Pioneer's representative and its counsel met with officials from the Department.
Scope of the Order
The merchandise covered by the CLPP Order 
is certain lined paper products. The product is currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4811.90.9035, 4811.90.9080, 4820.30.0040, 4810.22.5044, 4811.90.9050, 4811.90.9090, 4820.10.2010, 4820.10.2020, 4820.10.2030, 4820.10.2040, 4820.10.2050, 4820.10.2060, and 4820.10.4000. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.
Analysis of Comments Received
All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this administrative review are addressed in the Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, “Certain Lined Paper Products from India: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Fifth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Lined Paper Products from India (2010-2011)” (“Final Issues and Decision Memorandum”), dated concurrently and hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues that parties raised and to which we responded is attached to this notice as Appendix I. The Final Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Import Administration'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 (CRU), room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Final Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Final Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Final Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
The Department has conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. NV has been calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. Pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, these findings in part rely on facts available, as well as the application of adverse inferences in selecting from among the facts available, Start Printed Page 22233for those respondents that failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of their ability in responding to the Department's requests for information. Pursuant to section 773(b)(1) of the Act, we conducted a cost of production (COP) analysis of Riddhi and SAB sales in India in this review.
Based on the COP test, we disregarded Riddhi and SAB sales at below-cost prices in their respective comparison markets.
For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, please see the Final Issues and Decision Memorandum.
Changes Since the Preliminary Results
Based on a review of the record and comments received from interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we have made company-specific changes to the margin calculations for Riddhi and SAB.
In addition, we determine to apply the rate for non-selected respondents to Pioneer in these final results and not a rate based on AFA.
However, we continue to apply an AFA rate to the uncooperative respondents.
Furthermore, following the changes to the dumping margins for the two mandatory respondents in these final results,
the AFA rate and the rate for non-selected respondents have also changed. See next sections for details.
With regards to selection of the AFA rate, the Department's practice when selecting an adverse rate from among the possible sources of information is to ensure that the rate 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.” 
The Department's practice also ensures “that the party does not obtain a more favorable result by failing to cooperate than if it had cooperated fully.” 
In the present proceeding, because prior calculated rates involved zeroing, consistent with AFBs 2012 
and pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act, we are relying on information placed on the record by the cooperative respondents.
Specifically, the AFA rate we have selected is the highest, non-aberrational transaction-specific margin, 22.02 percent, calculated for one of the mandatory respondents in the instant review.
Rates for Respondents Not Selected for Individual Examination
Generally, when calculating the margin for non-selected respondents, the Department has looked to section 735(c)(5) of the Act for guidance, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others margin in an investigation. Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that when calculating the all-others margin, the Department will exclude any zero and de minimis weighted-average dumping margins, as well as any weighted-average dumping margins based on total facts available. Accordingly, the Department's usual practice has been to average the margins for selected respondents, excluding margins that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available.
Section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act also provides that where all rates are zero, de minimis or based on total facts available, the Department may use “any reasonable method” to establish the rate for non-selected respondents, including “averaging the estimated weighted average dumping margins determined for the exporters and producers individually investigated.”
In this review, we have calculated weighted-average dumping margins of zero for both mandatory respondents. In past reviews, the Department has determined that a “reasonable method” to use when, as here, the margins for respondents selected for individual examination are zero or de minimis is to assign non-selected respondents the average of the most recently determined margins that are not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available (which may be from a prior review or new shipper review).
However, if a non-selected respondent has its own calculated margin that is contemporaneous with or more recent than previous margins, the Department has applied the individually-calculated margin to the non-selected respondent, including when that margin is zero or de minimis.
In the present proceeding, all prior margins were calculated using the Department's zeroing methodology. The Department has stated that it will not use its zeroing methodology in administrative reviews with preliminary determinations issued after April 16, 2012.
Therefore, the Department has not relied on any weighted-average margins calculated in prior reviews to determine the rate for the non-selected respondents in this review.
We have determined that a reasonable method for assigning a margin to non-selected respondents in this review is to utilize the weighted-average dumping margins calculated for the two mandatory respondents (zero percent) and the AFA rate assigned to the four uncooperative companies (22.02 percent). We have limited the number of rates used in the average, that are based on AFA due to failures to respond to the quantity and value (Q&V) questionnaires, to the same number of companies that we determined we could Start Printed Page 22234reasonably examine in this review, which was two. Accordingly, we determined the non-selected rate by taking the simple average of the rates calculated for the two selected mandatory respondents and two AFA rates for companies that failed to respond to the Q&V questionnaire. Thus, we are assigning an average dumping margin of 11.01 percent to all non-selected respondents, including Pioneer, in these final results.
Final Results of the Review
As a result of this review, the Department determines that the dumping margins for the POR are as follows:
A. Calculated Rate for the Two Mandatory Respondents
|Producer/Exporter||Weighted-average dumping margin (percent)|
|Riddhi Enterprises, Ltd.||0.00|
B. Rate for the Non-Selected, Cooperative Respondents 
|Producer/Exporter||Weighted-average dumping margin (percent)|
|Abhinav Paper Products Pvt Ltd||11.01|
|American Scholar, Inc. and/or I-Scholar||11.01|
|A R Printing & Packaging India||11.01|
|Apl Logistics India Pvt. Ltd.||11.01|
|Arun Art Printers Pvt. Ltd.||11.01|
|Cargomar Pvt. Ltd.||11.01|
|Cello International Pvt. Ltd. (M/S Cello Paper Products)||11.01|
|Corporate Stationery Pvt. Ltd.||11.01|
|Crane Worldwide Logistics Ind Pvt.||11.01|
|Exel India (Pvt.) Ltd.||11.01|
|Exmart International Pvt. Ltd.||11.01|
|Expeditors International (India) Pvt/Expeditors Cargo Mgmnt Systems||11.01|
|Freight India Logistics Pvt. Ltd.||11.01|
|International Greetings Pvt. Ltd.||11.01|
|Karur K.C.P. Packagings Ltd||11.01|
|Kejriwal Paper Ltd. and Kejriwal Exports||11.01|
|Lodha Offset Limited||11.01|
|M.S. The Bell Match Company||11.01|
|Magic International Pvt Ltd||11.01|
|Navneet Publications (India) Ltd.||11.01|
|Orient Press Ltd.||11.01|
|Phalada Agro Research Foundations||11.01|
|Pioneer Stationery Pvt. Ltd.||11.01|
|SAI Suburi International||11.01|
|SAR Transport Systems||11.01|
|SDV Intl Logistics Ltd.||11.01|
|Seet Kamal International||11.01|
|SGM Paper Products||11.01|
|Sonal Printers Pvt. Ltd.||11.01|
|Swati Growth Funds Ltd.||11.01|
|Swift Freight (India) Pvt. Ltd||11.01|
C. AFA Rate for the Uncooperative Respondents 
|Producer/Exporter||Weighted average dumping margin (percent)|
|Ampoules & Vials Mfg. Co. Ltd.||22.02|
|AR Printing & Packaging (India) PVT||22.02|
|Diki Continental Exports||22.02|
Pursuant section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b), the Department has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this administrative review.
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we calculated importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer's examined sales to the total entered value of those sales. Where the assessment rate is above de minimis, we will instruct CBP to assess duties on all entries of subject merchandise by that importer. 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 clarified its “automatic assessment” regulation on May 6, 2003.
This clarification applies to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies examined in this review (i.e., companies for which a dumping margin was calculated) where the companies did not know that their merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the 3.91 percent all-others rate established in the original investigation for India if there is no company-specific rate for an intermediary company(ies) involved in the transaction.
Cash Deposit Requirements
The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of these final results for all shipments of CLPP from India entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) for companies covered by this review, the cash deposit rate will be the rates listed above; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies other than those covered by this review, the cash deposit rate will be the company-specific rate established for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the producer of the subject merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the producer is a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, the cash deposit rate will be 3.91 percent, the all-others rate established in the original investigation.
These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
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We will disclose the calculations performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties
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 and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties.
Administrative Protective Order
This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 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 notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.
Dated: April 9, 2013.
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
List of Comments in the Accompanying Final Issues and Decision Memorandum:
A. General Issue
Comment 1: Whether to Apply Targeted Dumping With Respect to Riddhi and SAB
B. Company-Specific Issues
Comment 2: Whether the Department Properly Calculated Riddhi's Comparison Market Net Price (CMNETPRI)
Comment 3: Whether the Department Properly Applied the Exchange Rate to SAB's Countervailing Duty Offset (CVDU)
Comment 4: Whether to Apply the Adverse Facts Available (AFA) Rate to Pioneer
Comment 5: The Proper Rate to Apply to the Non-Selected Respondents
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