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Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kate Johnson or Rebecca Trainor, 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) 482-4929 or (202) 482-4007, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On February 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register a notice of “Opportunity to Request Administrative Review” of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil for the period of review (POR) of February 1, 2012, through January 31, 2013.[1] The Department received a timely request from the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (Domestic Producers) in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil. On March 29, 2013, the Department published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil with respect to two companies.[2]

The Department stated in its initiation of this review that it intended to rely on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data to select respondents.[3] However, our review of the CBP database, with respect to the companies for which this review was requested, showed no entries of subject merchandise during the POR.[4] We released the results of our CBP data query to the Domestic Producers, the only interested party to this segment of the proceeding, and invited them to comment on the CBP data. We received no comments on the CBP data.

On April 4, 2013, we sent a “No Shipments Inquiry” to CBP to confirm that there were no shipments or entries of subject merchandise during the POR from the companies subject to review. We received no information from CBP to contradict the results of our data query.

On April 29, 2013, we stated that because information from CBP indicates that there were no entries of subject merchandise during the POR from the companies covered by this review, we intend to rescind this review.[5] We invited parties to comment on our intent to rescind this administrative review. We did not receive comments from any interested party.

Rescission of Review

Section 351.213(d)(3) of the Department's regulations stipulates that the Secretary may rescind an administrative review if there were no entries, exports, or sales of the subject merchandise during the POR. As there were no entries, exports, or sales of the subject merchandise during the POR, we are rescinding this review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice of rescission of administrative review.Start Printed Page 30273

This notice is published in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

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Dated: May 16, 2013.

Christian Marsh,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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Footnotes

1.  See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 78 FR 7397 (February 1, 2013).

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2.  See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 78 FR 19197 (March 29, 2013).

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3.  See id.

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4.  See April 3, 2013, Memorandum to the File entitled “Release of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Data.”

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5.  See April 29, 2013, Memorandum to James Maeder, Director, Office 2, AD/CVD Operations, entitled “Intent to Rescind Administrative Review.”

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[FR Doc. 2013-12211 Filed 5-21-13; 8:45 am]

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