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Magnesium Metal From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012

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Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.


On January 9, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the “Department”) published the Preliminary Results[1] of the 2011-2012 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”), in which it found that the one respondent company, Tianjin Magnesium International, Co., Ltd (“TMI”), had no shipments during the period of review (“POR”). The POR is April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but none were received. Therefore, we continue to find that TMI had no reviewable transactions of subject merchandise during the POR.


Effective Date: May 9, 2013.

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Laurel LaCivita, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4243.

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Scope of the Order

The product covered by this antidumping duty order is magnesium metal from the PRC, which includes primary and secondary alloy magnesium metal, regardless of chemistry, raw material source, form, shape, or size. The merchandise subject to this order is classifiable under items 8104.19.00, and 8104.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). Although the HTSUS number is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description, available in Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Magnesium Metal From the People's Republic of China, 70 FR 19928 (April 15, 2005), remains dispositive.

Final Finding of No Shipments

As in the Preliminary Results, because TMI submitted a timely no-shipment certification and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) data indicated that there were no reviewable transactions for this company during the POR, we continue to find that TMI had no reviewable transactions of subject merchandise.[2]


Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of review. The Department recently announced a refinement to its assessment practice in non-market economy cases.[3] Pursuant to this refinement in practice, for entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales databases submitted by companies individually examined during this review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the PRC-wide rate. In addition, if the Department determines that an exporter under review had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter's case number (i.e., at that exporter's rate) will be liquidated at the PRC-wide rate.[4]

Cash Deposit Requirements

The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the “Act”): (1) For previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (2) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (3) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC Start Printed Page 27186exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

Reimbursement of Duties

This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under section 351.402(f) of the Department's regulations to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties has 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 order (“APO”) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with section 351.305 of the Department's regulations, 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 terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.

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

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Dated: April 30, 2013.

Paul Piquado,

Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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1.  See Magnesium Metal from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012, 78 FR 1834 (January 9, 2013) (“Preliminary Results”).

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2.  See Preliminary Results.

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3.  See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).

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4.  See id.

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[FR Doc. 2013-11056 Filed 5-8-13; 8:45 am]