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Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

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AGENCY:

Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

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SUMMARY:

As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) finds that revocation of the antidumping (“AD”) duty order on circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail is indicated in the “Final Results of Sunset Review” section of this notice.

DATES:

Effective Date: June 9, 2014.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lori Apodaca or Howard Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4551 or (202) 482-5193, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On March 17, 2009, the Department published the AD order on circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe from the PRC.[1] On February 3, 2014, the Department published the notice of initiation of the sunset review of this AD order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.[2] On February 14, 2014, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1), the Department received a timely and complete notice of intent to participate in the sunset review of the order from Bristol Metals LLC, Felker Brothers Corporation, and Outokumpu Stainless Pipe, Inc. (collectively “Domestic Producers”). On March 4, 2014, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3), Domestic Producers filed a timely and adequate substantive response. The Department did not receive substantive responses from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this AD order.

Scope of the Order

The merchandise covered by this order is circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe not greater than 14 inches in outside diameter. This merchandise includes, but is not limited to, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A-312 or ASTM A-778 specifications, or comparable domestic or foreign specifications. ASTM A-358 products are only included when they are produced to meet ASTM A-312 or ASTM A-778 specifications, or comparable domestic or foreign specifications. Excluded from the scope are: (1) Welded stainless mechanical tubing, meeting ASTM A-554 or comparable domestic or foreign specifications; (2) boiler, heat exchanger, superheater, refining furnace, feedwater heater, and condenser tubing, meeting ASTM A-249, ASTM A-688 or comparable domestic or foreign specifications; and (3) specialized tubing, meeting ASTM A-269, ASTM A-270 or comparable domestic or foreign specifications.

The subject imports are normally classified in subheadings 7306.40.5005; 7306.40.5040, 7306.40.5062, 7306.40.5064, and 7306.40.5085 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). They may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7306.40.1010; 7306.40.1015; 7306.40.5042, 7306.40.5044, 7306.40.5080, and 7306.40.5090. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review is provided in the accompanying I&D Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.[3] The issues discussed in the I&D Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail if the order is revoked. The I&D 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”). Access to IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/​frn/​. The signed I&D Memorandum and the electronic version of the I&D Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Sunset Review

The Department determines that revocation of the AD order on circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail are at the following rates:

Exporter and producerWeighted-average margin (percent)
Zhejiang Jiuli Hi-Tech Metals Co., Ltd. Produced by: Zhejiang Jiuli Hi-Tech Metals Co., Ltd10.53
PRC-Wide Entity—All Other Exporters and Producers55.21

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (“APO”) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218.

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Dated: May 29, 2014.

Paul Piquado,

Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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Footnotes

1.  See Antidumping Duty Order: Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe from the People's Republic of China, 74 FR 11351 (March 17, 2009) (“Antidumping Duty Order”).

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2.  See Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review, 79 FR 6163 (February 3, 2014) (“Sunset Initiation”).

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3.  See “Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe from the People's Republic of China,” from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with this notice (“I&D Memorandum”).

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[FR Doc. 2014-13433 Filed 6-6-14; 8:45 am]

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