Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (the “Department”) is amending the final results of the eighth administrative review and aligned new shipper reviews on certain frozen fish fillets (“fish fillets”) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (“Vietnam”) to correct certain ministerial errors.
The period of review (“POR”) is August 1, 2010, through July 31, 2011.
Effective Date: May 20, 2013.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Paul Walker (Anvifish), Susan Pulongbarit (Vinh Hoan), Alex Montoro (An Phu and GODACO) or Seth Isenberg (Docifish), AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202-482-0413, 202-482-4031, 202-482-0238, or 202-482-0588, respectively.
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On March 15, 2013 the Department disclosed to interested parties its calculations for the Final Results. Between March 20, and March 25, 2013, we received ministerial error comments Start Printed Page 29324and rebuttal comments from interested parties.
Scope of the Order
For a full description of the products covered by the antidumping duty order, see Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, through Gary Taverman, Senior Advisor for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, from James C. Doyle, Director, Office 9, “Eighth Administrative Review and Aligned New Shipper Reviews of Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Ministerial Error Allegation Memorandum,” dated concurrently with this notice (“Ministerial Error Memo”), which is incorporated by reference.
Section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the “Act”), and 19 CFR 351.224(f) define a “ministerial error” as an error “in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any similar type of unintentional error which the Secretary considers ministerial.” After analyzing interested parties' ministerial error comments, we have determined, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), that we made the following ministerial errors in our calculations for the Final Results: (a) We unintentionally mislabeled Anvifish's whole fish usage rate; (b) we inadvertently miscalculated Docifish's diesel fuel consumption; and (c) we unintentionally included returned sales in Anvifish's and Vinh Hoan's margin calculations. For a detailed discussion of all alleged ministerial errors, as well as the Department's analysis, see the Ministerial Error Memo.
In accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending the Final Results of the administrative review of fish fillets from Vietnam. The revised weighted-average dumping margins are detailed below.
Amended Final Results of the Administrative Review
The amended weighted-average dumping margins for the administrative review are as follows:
|Exporter||Weighted-average margin (USD/kg) 3|
|Vinh Hoan Corporation 4||0.19|
|Anvifish Joint Stock Company 5||2.39|
|An Giang Agriculture and Food Import-Export Joint Stock Company||1.29|
|Asia Commerce Fisheries Joint Stock Company||1.29|
|Binh An Seafood Joint Stock Company||1.29|
|Cadovimex II Seafood Import-Export and Processing Joint Stock Company||1.29|
|Hiep Thanh Seafood Joint Stock Company||1.29|
|Hung Vuong Corporation||1.29|
|Nam Viet Corporation||1.29|
|NTSF Seafoods Joint Stock Company||1.29|
|QVD Food Company Ltd. 6||1.29|
|Saigon Mekong Fishery Co., Ltd||1.29|
|Southern Fisheries Industries Company Ltd||1.29|
|Vinh Quang Fisheries Corporation||1.29|
|Vietnam-Wide Rate 7||8 2.11|
We will disclose the calculations performed for these amended final results to interested parties within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b), the Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the amended final results of this review. The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the amended final results of this administrative review and new shipper reviews. However, on April 9, 17 and 23, 2013, the U.S. Court of International Trade issued preliminary injunctions enjoining liquidation of certain entries made during the POR which are subject to the antidumping duty order on fish fillets from Vietnam.
Accordingly, the Department will not issue assessment instructions to CBP for any entries subject to the above-mentioned injunctions after publication of this notice.
For assessment purposes, we calculated importer (or customer)-specific assessment rates for merchandise subject to this review. We will continue to direct CBP to assess importer-specific assessment rates based on the resulting per-unit (i.e., per-kg) rates by the weight in kilograms of each entry of the subject merchandise during the POR. Specifically, we calculated importer-specific duty assessment rates on a per-unit rate basis by dividing the total dumping margins (calculated as the difference between normal value and export price, or constructed export price) for each importer by the total sales quantity of subject merchandise sold to that importer during the POR. If an importer (or customer)-specific assessment rate is de minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 percent), the Department will instruct CBP to assess that importer (or customer's) entries of subject merchandise without regard to antidumping duties, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).Start Printed Page 29325
Cash Deposit Requirements
The following cash deposit requirements will be effective retroactively on any entries made after March 21, 2013, the date of publication of the Final Results, for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the amended final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters listed above, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the amended final results of review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, i.e., less than 0.5 percent, a zero cash deposit rate will be required for that company); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) for all Vietnamese exporters of subject merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the Vietnam-wide rate of 2.11 USD/kg; and (4) for all non-Vietnamese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Vietnamese exporters that supplied that non-Vietnamese exporter. The 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 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 Orders
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 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or 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.
These amended final results are published in accordance with sections 751(h) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.
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Dated: May 9, 2013.
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-11965 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]
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