Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India.
The review covers 205 producers/exporters of the subject merchandise. The Department selected two mandatory respondents for individual examination, Devi Fisheries Limited (Devi Fisheries) and Falcon Marine Exports Limited (Falcon). The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2012, through January 31, 2013. We preliminarily determined that sales to the United States have been made below normal value (NV) and, therefore, are subject to antidumping duties. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Effective Date: March 25, 2014.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
David Crespo or Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3693, or (202) 482-3874, 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, 0306.17.00.09, 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 remains dispositive.
The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act.Start Printed Page 16286
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 Enforcement and Compliance'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, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
Preliminary Results of the Review
As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that weighted-average dumping margins exist for the respondents for the period February 1, 2012, through January 31, 2013, as follows:
Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies:3
|Devi Fisheries Limited||1.97|
|Falcon Marine Exports Limited/K.R. Enterprises||3.01|
|Accelerated Freeze-Drying Co||2.49|
|Allana Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Anand Aqua Exports||2.49|
|Ananda Aqua Applications/Ananda Aqua Exports (P) Limited/Ananda Foods||2.49|
|Andaman Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Apex Frozen Foods Private Limited||2.49|
|Arvi Import & Export||2.49|
|Asvini Fisheries Private Limited||2.49|
|Avanti Feeds Limited||2.49|
|Ayshwarya Seafood Private Limited||2.49|
|Baby Marine Exports||2.49|
|Baby Marine International||2.49|
|Baby Marine Sarass||2.49|
|Balasore Marine Exports Private Limited||2.49|
|Bhatsons Aquatic Products||2.49|
|Bijaya Marine Products||2.49|
|Blue Fin Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Blue Water Foods & Exports P. Ltd||2.49|
|Bluepark Seafoods Private Ltd||2.49|
|C P Aquaculture (India) Ltd||2.49|
|Calcutta Seafoods Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Canaan Marine Products||2.49|
|Capithan Exporting Co.||2.49|
|Castlerock Fisheries Ltd||2.49|
|Cherukattu Industries (Marine Div.)||2.49|
|Choice Canning Company||2.49|
|Choice Trading Corporation Private Limited||2.49|
|Coastal Corporation Ltd||2.49|
|Cochin Frozen Food Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
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|Corlim Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|D2 D Logistics Private Limited||2.49|
|Damco India Private||2.49|
|Delsea Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Devi Marine Food Exports Private Ltd./Kader Exports Private Limited/Kader Investment and Trading Company Private Limited/Liberty Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd./Liberty Oil Mills Ltd./Premier Marine Products/Universal Cold Storage Private Limited||2.49|
|Devi Sea Foods Limited 4||2.49|
|Diamond Seafood Exports/Edhayam Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd./Kadalkanny Frozen Foods/Theva & Company||2.49|
|Digha Seafood Exports||2.49|
|Esmario Export Enterprises||2.49|
|Exporter Coreline Exports||2.49|
|Five Star Marine Exports Private Limited||2.49|
|Forstar Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Frontline Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|G A Randerian Ltd||2.49|
|Gadre Marine Exports||2.49|
|Galaxy Maritech Exports P. Ltd||2.49|
|Geo Aquatic Products (P) Ltd||2.49|
|Grandtrust Overseas (P) Ltd||2.49|
|GVR Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Haripriya Marine Export Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Harmony Spices Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|HIC ABF Special Foods Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Hindustan Lever, Ltd||2.49|
|Hiravata Ice & Cold Storage||2.49|
|Hiravati Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Hiravati International Pvt. Ltd. (located at APM—Mafco Yard, Sector—18, Vashi, Navi, Mumbai—400 705, India)||2.49|
|Hiravati International Pvt. Ltd. (located at Jawar Naka, Porbandar, Gujarat, 360 575, India)||2.49|
|Hiravati Marine Products Private Limited||2.49|
|IFB Agro Industries Ltd||2.49|
|Indian Aquatic Products||2.49|
|Innovative Foods Limited||2.49|
|International Freezefish Exports||2.49|
|ITC Limited, International Business||2.49|
|Jagadeesh Marine Exports||2.49|
|Jaya Satya Marine Exports||2.49|
|Jaya Satya Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Jayalakshmi Sea Foods Private Limited||2.49|
|Jinny Marine Traders||2.49|
|K R M Marine Exports Ltd||2.49|
|K V Marine Exports||2.49|
|Kalyan Aqua & Marine Exp. India Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Kay Kay Exports||2.49|
|Kings Marine Products||2.49|
|Koluthara Exports Ltd||2.49|
|Konark Aquatics & Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|LCL Logistix (India) Private Limited||2.49|
|Libran Cold Storages (P) Ltd||2.49|
|Lighthouse Trade Links Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Magnum Estates Limited||2.49|
|Magnum Sea Foods Limited||2.49|
|Malabar Arabian Fisheries||2.49|
|Malnad Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Mangala Marine Exim India Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Mangala Sea Products||2.49|
|Meenaxi Fisheries Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|MSC Marine Exporters||2.49|
|N.C. John & Sons (P) Ltd||2.49|
|Naga Hanuman Fish Packers||2.49|
|Naik Frozen Foods||2.49|
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|Naik Seafoods Ltd||2.49|
|Nekkanti Sea Foods Limited||2.49|
|Nezami Rekha Sea Food Private Limited||2.49|
|NGR Aqua International||2.49|
|Nila Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Nine Up Frozen Foods||2.49|
|Overseas Marine Export||2.49|
|Paragon Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Parayil Food Products Pvt., Ltd||2.49|
|Penver Products Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Pesca Marine Products Pvt., Ltd||2.49|
|Pijikay International Exports P Ltd||2.49|
|Pisces Seafood International||2.49|
|Premier Exports International||2.49|
|Premier Marine Foods||2.49|
|Premier Seafoods Exim (P) Ltd||2.49|
|R V R Marine Products Limited||2.49|
|Raa Systems Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Ram's Assorted Cold Storage Ltd||2.49|
|Raunaq Ice & Cold Storage||2.49|
|Raysons Aquatics Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Razban Seafoods Ltd||2.49|
|Riviera Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Rohi Marine Private Ltd||2.49|
|S & S Seafoods||2.49|
|S. A. Exports||2.49|
|S Chanchala Combines||2.49|
|Sagar Grandhi Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Sagar Samrat Seafoods||2.49|
|Sagarvihar Fisheries Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|SAI Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|SAI Sea Foods||2.49|
|Sanchita Marine Products P Limited||2.49|
|Sandhya Aqua Exports||2.49|
|Sandhya Aqua Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Sandhya Marines Limited||2.49|
|Santhi Fisheries & Exports Ltd||2.49|
|Sarveshwari Ice & Cold Storage Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Sawant Food Products||2.49|
|Seagold Overseas Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Selvam Exports Private Limited||2.49|
|Sharat Industries Ltd||2.49|
|Shimpo Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Shiva Frozen Food Exp. Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Shree Datt Aquaculture Farms Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Shroff Processed Food & Cold Storage P Ltd||2.49|
|Sita Marine Exports||2.49|
|Sowmya Agri Marine Exports||2.49|
|Sprint Exports Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Sri Chandrakantha Marine Exports||2.49|
|Sri Sakkthi Cold Storage||2.49|
|Sri Sakthi Marine Products P Ltd||2.49|
|Sri Satya Marine Exports||2.49|
|Sri Venkata Padmavathi Marine Foods Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Star Agro Marine Exports Private Limited||2.49|
|Star Organic Foods Incorporated||2.49|
|Sun-Bio Technology Ltd||2.49|
|Suryamitra Exim Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
|Suvarna Rekha Exports Private Limited||2.49|
|Suvarna Rekha Marines P Ltd||2.49|
|TBR Exports Pvt Ltd||2.49|
|Teekay Marine P. Ltd||2.49|
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|The Waterbase Ltd||2.49|
|Triveni Fisheries P Ltd||2.49|
|Uniroyal Marine Exports Ltd||2.49|
|V.S Exim Pvt Ltd||2.49|
|Victoria Marine & Agro Exports Ltd||2.49|
|Wellcome Fisheries Limited||2.49|
|West Coast Frozen Foods Private Limited||2.49|
|Z A Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd||2.49|
Disclosure and Public Comment
The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of this notice.
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs not 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.
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.
Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using IA ACCESS.
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 Enforcement and Compliance, 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.
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 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.
Upon completion of the administrative review, the Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
For Devi Fisheries and Falcon, we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of the sales. See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
For the companies which were not selected for individual review, we will calculate an assessment rate based on the weighted-average of the cash deposit rates calculated for the companies selected for mandatory review (i.e., Devi Fisheries and Falcon) excluding any which are de minimis or determined entirely on adverse facts available.
We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review if any importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis. 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. The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable. See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.
The Department clarified its “automatic assessment” regulation on May 6, 2003. This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Devi Fisheries or Falcon for which these companies did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review.
Cash Deposit Requirements
The following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for each specific company listed above will be that established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 10.17 percent, the all-others rate made effective by the LTFV investigation.
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Notification to Importers
This notice also serves as a preliminary 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 review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary'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.
Dated: March 18, 2014.
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum
3. Scope of the Order
4. Discussion of the Methodology
a. Fair Value Comparisons
b. Determination of Comparison Method
c. Product Comparisons
d. Export Price
e. Normal Value
5. Currency Conversion
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