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Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results of Re-conducted Administrative Review of Grobest & I-Mei Industrial (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. and Intent Not To Revoke; 2008-2009

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Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.


The Department of Commerce (“the Department”) is re-conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (“Vietnam”). The period of review (“POR”) is February 1, 2008, through January 31, 2009. The Department has preliminarily determined to apply adverse facts available (“AFA”) to Grobest & I-Mei Industrial (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. (“Grobest”). The Department has also preliminarily determined not to revoke the order with respect to Grobest.

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Susan Pulongbarit or Javier Barrientos, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4031 or (202) 482-2243, respectively.

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Scope of the Order

The merchandise subject to the order is certain frozen warmwater shrimp. The product is currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) item numbers: 0306.17.00.03, 0306.17.00.06, Start Printed Page 573530306.17.00.09, 0306.17.00.12, 0306.17.00.15, 0306.17.00.18, 0306.17.00.21, 0306.17.00.24, 0306.17.00.27, 0306.17.00.40, 1605.21.10.30, and 1605.29.10.10. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written product description, available in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, dated concurrently with these results and hereby adopted by this notice, remains dispositive.


The Department has conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”). For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 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 and in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at​ia/​. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Intent Not To Revoke Order in Part

We preliminarily find that Grobest has not satisfied the requirements of 19 CFR 351.222(b). Thus, under section 751 of the Act, we preliminarily determine not to revoke in part the order with respect to Grobest.

Preliminary Results of Review

The Department has preliminarily determined that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists.

ExporterWeighted-average dumping margin (percent)
Grobest & I-Mei Industrial (Vietnam)25.76

Public Comment

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit cases briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.[1] Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.[2] Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using IA ACCESS.[3]

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, filed electronically via IA ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department's electronic records system, IA ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.[4] Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs.

The Department will issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Cash Deposit Rates

The Department notes that this notice will not effectuate new cash deposit requirements for Grobest because the 4th AR [5] cash deposit rate has been superseded.[6]

Assessment Rates

Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.[7] The Department preliminarily intends to instruct CBP to liquidate entries containing merchandise from Grobest at the AFA rate. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review.

Notification to Importers

This notice also serves as a preliminary 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 Department's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

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

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Dated: September 10, 2013.

Paul Piquado,

Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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2.  See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).

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5.  See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 61122 (October 4, 2010).

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6.  See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 77 FR 55800 (September 11, 2012).

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[FR Doc. 2013-22605 Filed 9-17-13; 8:45 am]