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Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (“Department”) is conducting the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (“Vietnam”) for the period of review February 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. The Department selected three mandatory respondents based on a sampling methodology, using the information available at the time of selection.
The Department preliminarily determines that sales of subject merchandise by the Minh Phu Group 
and Thuan Phuoc 
were made below normal value (“NV”). The Department preliminarily determines that sales of subject merchandise by Fimex VN 
were not made below NV. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Effective Date: March 9, 2015.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Bob Palmer, Irene Gorelik, or Alexis Polovina, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-9068, (202) 482-6905, (202) 482-3927, 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, available in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, remains dispositive.
The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”). Constructed export prices and export prices were calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because Vietnam is a nonmarket economy within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV was calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act.
For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via the Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (“ACCESS”).
ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.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 on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
Based on our analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) information and information provided by a number of companies, we preliminarily determine that eight companies 
did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR. In addition, the Department finds, consistent with its refinement to its assessment practice in non-market economy cases, that it is appropriate not to rescind the review in part in these circumstances, but to complete the review with respect to these eight companies and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.
For additional information regarding this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
Preliminary Results of Review
The Department finds that 56 companies for which a review was requested have not established eligibility for a separate rate and, thus, they are considered to be part of the Vietnam-wide entity for these preliminary results.
The Department's change in policy regarding conditional review of the Vietnam-wide entity applies to this administrative review.
Under this policy, the Vietnam-wide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or the Department self-initiates, a review of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the Vietnam-wide entity, the entity is not under review and the Start Printed Page 12442entity's rate is not subject to change. For companies for which a review was requested and that have established eligibility for a separate rate, the Department preliminarily determines that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist:
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|Exporter 12||Weighted-average margin (percent)|
|Minh Phu Group: 13||1.50|
|Minh Phu Seafood Corp., aka|
|Minh Phu Seafood Corporation, aka|
|Minh Phu Seafood Pte, aka|
|Minh Phat Seafood Co., Ltd., aka|
|Minh Qui Seafood Co., Ltd., aka|
|Minh Qui Seafood, aka|
|Minh Phu Hau Giang Seafood Joint Stock Company|
|Sao Ta Foods Joint Stock Company (“Fimex VN”), aka||0.00|
|Sao Ta Foods Joint Stock Company, aka|
|Fimex VN, aka|
|Sao Ta Seafood Factory, aka|
|Saota Seafood Factory|
|Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and Trading Corporation, aka||1.06|
|Thuan Phuoc Corp., aka|
|Frozen Seafoods Factory No. 32, aka|
|Seafoods and Foodstuff Factory, aka|
|Seafoods and Foodstuff Factory Vietnam, aka|
|My Son Seafoods Factory|
|Bac Lieu Fisheries Joint Stock Company, aka||0.93|
|Bac Lieu Fisheries Company Limited, aka|
|Bac Lieu Fisheries Co., Ltd., aka|
|Bac Lieu Fisheries Limited Company, aka|
|Bac Lieu Fis|
|Bentre Forestry and Aquaproduct Import-Export Joint Stock Company, aka||0.93|
|Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation, aka||0.93|
|Camau Seafood Factory No. 4, aka|
|Camau Seafood Factory No. 5, aka|
|Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corp. (CAMIMEX-FAC 25), aka|
|Frozen Factory No. 4|
|C.P. Vietnam Corporation, aka||0.93|
|C.P. Vietnam Livestock Corporation, aka|
|C.P. Vietnam Livestock Company Limited, aka|
|Cadovimex Seafood Import-Export and Processing Joint Stock Company, aka||0.93|
|Cai Doi Vam Seafood Import-Export Company, aka|
|Caidoivam Seafood Company (Cadovimex), aka|
|Can Tho Import Export Fishery Limited Company, aka||0.93|
|Fine Foods Co., aka||0.93|
|Cuu Long Seaproducts Company, aka||0.93|
|Cuulong Seaproducts Company|
|Cuu Long Seaproducts Limited, aka|
|Cuulong Seapro aka|
|Cuu Long Seapro|
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|Gallant Ocean (Vietnam) Co., Ltd||0.93|
|Gallant Dachan Seafood Co., Ltd||0.93|
|Goldenquality Seafood Corporation||0.93|
|Hai Viet Corporation, aka||0.93|
|Investment Commerce Fisheries Corporation, aka||0.93|
|Investment Commerce Fisheries Corp., aka|
|Investment Commerce Fisheries, aka|
|Incomfish Corp., aka|
|Kim Anh Company Limited, aka||0.93|
|Kim Anh Co, Ltd.|
|Minh Cuong Seafood Import Export Frozen Processing Joint Stock Co, aka||0.93|
|Minh Cuong Seafood Import- Export Processing, aka|
|Minh Hai Export Frozen Seafood Processing Joint-Stock Company, aka||0.93|
|Minh Hai Jostoco|
|Minh Hai Joint-Stock Seafoods Processing Company, aka||0.93|
|Seaprodex Minh Hai, aka|
|Sea Minh Hai, aka|
|Seaprodex Min Hai, aka|
|Seaprodex Minh Hai-Factory No. 78, aka|
|Seaprodex Minh Hai (Minh Hai Joint Stock Seafoods Processing Co.), aka|
|Seaprodex Minh Hai Workshop 1, aka|
|Seaprodex Minh Hai Factory No. 69|
|Minh Hai Sea Products Import Export Company, aka||0.93|
|Ca Mau Seafood Joint Stock Company, aka|
|Seaprimexco Vietnam, aka|
|Nha Trang Fisheries Joint Stock Company, aka||0.93|
|Nha Trang Fisco aka|
|Nhatrang Fisco, aka|
|Nha Trang Fisheries, Joint Stock|
|Nha Trang Seafoods Group:||0.93|
|Nha Trang Seaproduct Company, aka|
|Nha Trang Seafoods, aka|
|NT Seafoods Corporation, aka|
|NT Seafoods, aka|
|Nha Trang Seafoods—F89 Joint Stock Company, aka|
|Nha Trang Seafoods—F89, aka|
|NTSF Seafoods Joint Stock Company, aka|
|Ngoc Tri Seafood Joint Stock Company, aka||0.93|
|Ngoc Tri Seafood Company|
|Phuong Nam Foodstuff Corp., aka||0.93|
|Phuong Nam Co., Ltd., aka|
|Phuong Nam Foodstuff Product Processing Joint Stock Corporation, aka|
|Quoc Viet Seaproducts Processing Trading and Import-Export Co., Ltd||0.93|
|Soc Trang Seafood Joint Stock Company, aka||0.93|
|Soc Trang Aquatic Products and General Import Export Company, aka|
|Soc Trang Aquatic Products and General Import Export Company (“Stapimex”), aka|
|Tacvan Frozen Seafood Processing Export Company, aka||0.93|
|Tacvan Seafoods Co.|
|Tan Phong Phu Seafoods Co., Ltd||0.93|
|Thong Thuan Company Limited, aka||0.93|
|T&T Co., Ltd|
|UTXI Aquatic Products Processing Corporation, aka||0.93|
|UT XI Aquatic Products Processing Corporation, aka|
|UTXI Aquatic Products Processing Company, aka|
|UT XI Aquatic Products Processing Company, aka|
|UTXI Co. Ltd., aka|
|Hoang Phuong Seafood Factory, aka|
|Hoang Phong Seafood Factory|
|Viet Foods Co., Ltd., aka||0.93|
|Nam Hai Foodstuff and Export Company Ltd.|
|Vietnam Clean Seafood Corporation, aka||0.93|
|Viet Hai Seafood Co., Ltd., aka||0.93|
|Vietnam Fish One Co., Ltd.|
|Viet I-Mei Frozen Foods Co., Ltd||0.93|
Disclosure and Public Comment
The Department will disclose the calculations used in our analysis to parties in this review within five days of the date of publication of this notice. The Department intends to verify the information upon which we will rely for the final results. As such, the Department will establish the briefing schedule at a later time, and will notify parties of the schedule in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309. Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.
Rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs.
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, U.S. Department of Commerce, filed electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety in ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.
Requests should contain the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this review.
The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of issues raised in the written comments, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register.
Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.
The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., is 0.50 percent or more) in the final results of this review, the Department will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer's examined sales and the total entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis. Where either the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. For the final results, if we continue to treat the 56 companies identified above as part of the Vietnam-wide entity, we will instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 25.76 percent to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced and/or exported by those companies. The Department recently announced a refinement to its assessment practice in non-market economy cases. Pursuant to this refinement in practice, for entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales databases submitted by companies individually examined during this review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the Vietnam-wide rate. Additionally, if the Department determines that an exporter had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter's case number (i.e., at that exporter's rate) will be liquidated at the Vietnam-wide rate.
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.
Cash Deposit Requirements
The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for shipments of the subject merchandise from Vietnam entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above, which have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed Vietnam and non-Vietnam exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (3) for all Vietnam exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the existing rate for the Vietnam-wide entity of 25.76 percent; and (4) for all non-Vietnam exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Vietnam exporter that supplied that non-Vietnam exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
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.
This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).
Dated: March 2, 2015.
Assistant Secretary, for Enforcement and Compliance.
Appendix I—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum
3. Extension of Preliminary Results
4. Respondent Selection
5. Scope of the Order
6. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
7. Non-Market Economy Country
8. Separate Rates
9. Sample Rate Calculation
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11. Affiliation and Collapsing
12. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Data
13. Surrogate Country
14. Economic Comparability
15. Significant Producers of Comparable Merchandise
16. Data Availability
17. Public Availability and Broad-Market Average
19. Contemporaneity and Tax and Duty Exclusive
20. Date of Sale
21. Determination of Comparison Method
22. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
23. U.S. Price
24. Normal Value
25. Factor Valuations
26. Currency Conversion
Appendix II—Companies Subject To Review Determined To Be Part of the Vietnam-Wide Entity
1. An Giang Coffee JSC
2. Agrex Saigon
3. Amanda Foods (Vietnam) Ltd.
Amanda Seafood Co., Ltd.
4. Amanda Foods (Vietnam) Ltd. Ngoc Tri Seafood Company (Amanda's affiliate)
5. Anvifish Joint Stock Co.
6. Binh An Seafood Joint Stock Company
7. Camimex Seafood Company Limited
8. Ca Mau Foods and Fishery Export Joint Stock Company
9. Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Products Import Export Company, aka,
Can Tho Agricultural Products, aka
Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Products Imex Company, aka
Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Product Import Export Company (“CATACO”), aka
Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Product Import Export Company (“CATACO”) and/or
Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Products Import Export Company (“CATACO'”), aka
Can Tho Agricultural & Animal Product Import Export Company (“CATACO'”) and/or
Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Products Import Export Company (“CATACO”)
10. Can Tho Import Export Seafood Joint Stock Company, aka
11. Cau Tre Enterprise (C.T.E.)
12. Cautre Export Goods Processing Joint Stock Company
13. Chang Shin Vietnam Co., Ltd.
14. CL Fish Co., Ltd. (Cuu Long Fish Company)
15. Cautre Export Goods Processing Joint Stock Company
16. Coastal Fisheries Development Corporation
Coastal Fisheries Development Corporation (“COFIDEC”)
Coastal Fisheries Development Corporation (“Cofidec”)
Coastal Fishery Development
17. D & N Foods Processing (Danang Company Ltd.)
18. Danang Seaproduct Import-Export Corporation (“Seaprodex Danang”) (and its affiliates)
Danang Seaproducts Import Export Corporation
Danang Seaproducts Import Export Corporation (“Seaprodex Danang”)
Danang Seaproducts Import-Export Corporation (and its affilliate, Tho Quang Seafood Processing and Export Company) (collectively “Seaprodex Danang”)
Tho Quang Co.
Tho Quang Seafood Processing and Export Company
Tho Quang Seafood Processing & Export Company
19. Duy Dai Corporation
20. Gallant Ocean (Quang Ngai) Co., Ltd.
21. Gn Foods
22. Hai Thanh Food Company Ltd.
23. Hai Vuong Co., Ltd.
24. Hoa Phat Aquatic Products Processing And Trading Service Co., Ltd.
25. Hoang Hai Company Ltd.
26. Hua Heong Food Industries Vietnam Co. Ltd.
27. Interfood Shareholding Co.
28. Khanh Loi Seafood Factory
29. Kien Long Seafoods Co. Ltd.
30. Luan Vo Fishery Co., Ltd.
31. Lucky Shining Co., Ltd.
32. Minh Chau Imp. Exp. Seafood Processing Co., Ltd.
33. Mp Consol Co., Ltd.
34. Ngoc Chau Co., Ltd. and/or Ngoc Chau Seafood Processing Company
35. Ngoc Sinh
Ngoc Sinh Seafoods Processing and Trading Enterprise
Ngoc Sinh Fisheries
Ngoc Sinh Private
Ngoc Sinh Private Enterprises
Ngoc Sinh Seafood Processing Company
Ngoc Sinh Seafood Trading & Processing
Ngoc Sinh Seafood Trading & Processing Enterprise
Ngoc Sinh Seafoods
Ngoc Sinh Seafoods (Private Enterprise)
Ngoc Sinh Seafoods Processing and Trading Enterprises
36. Ngo Bros Seaproducts Import-Export One Member Company Limited (“Ngo Bros”)
37. Quang Ninh Export Aquatic Products Processing Factory
38. Quang Ninh Seaproducts Factory
39. S.R.V. Freight Services Co., Ltd.
40. Sustainable Seafood
41. Tai Kim Anh Seafood Joint Stock Company
42. Tan Thang Loi Frozen Food Co., Ltd.
43. Thanh Doan Seaproducts Import & Export Processing Joint-Stock Company (THADIMEXCO)
44. Thanh Hung Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Co., Ltd.
45. Thanh Tri Seafood Processing Co. Ltd.
46. The Quang Co.
47. The Quang Seafood Processing & Export Company
48. Thong Thuan-Cam Ranh Seafood Joint Stock Company
49. Tien Tien Garment Joint Stock Company
50. Tithi Co., Ltd.
51. Trang Corporation
52. Viet Cuong Seafood Processing Import Export Joint-Stock Company
Viet Cuong Seafood Processing Import Export
53. Vietnam Northern Viking Technologies Co. Ltd.
54. Vinatex Danang
55. Vinh Hoan Corp.
56. Vinh Loi Import Export Company (“Vimexco”), aka
Vinh Loi Import Export Company (“VIMEX”), aka
Vinh Loi Import/Export Co., aka
Vinhloi Import Export Company aka
Vinh Loi Import-Export Company
Vinh Loi Import Export Company (“Vimexco”) and/or Vinh Loi Import Export Company (“VIMEX”)
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