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Brass Sheet and Strip From Italy; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014

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


On April 8, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip (BSS) from Italy, covering the period of review (POR) March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014.[1] This review covers one company, KME Italy SpA (KME Italy). The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we received no comments. Hence, these final results are unchanged from the Preliminary Results.


Effective Date: July 6, 2015.

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Joseph Shuler, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1293.

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Scope of the Order

The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty order is brass sheet and strip, other than leaded brass and tin brass sheet and strip, from Italy, which is currently classified under subheading 7409.21.00.50, 7409.21.00.75, 7409.21.00.90, 7409.29.00.50, 7409.29.00.75, and 7409.29.00.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.[2] The written description is dispositive.

Final Results of Review

As a result of our review, we determine that the following dumping margin on BSS from Italy exists for the period March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014:

Exporter/manufacturerDumping margin (percent)
KME Italy SpA22.00

Assessment Rates

Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), the Department determined, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise, in accordance with the final results of this review. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of BSS from Italy entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for KME Italy SpA will be equal to the dumping margin established in the final results of this review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer has its own rate, the cash deposit rate will continue to be 5.44 percent, the all-others rate determined in the LTFV investigation. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

Notifications to Importers

This notice serves as a final 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 Secretary's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

This notice also serves as a 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(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

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: June 26, 2015.

Paul Piquado,

Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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1.  See Brass Sheet and Strip From Italy; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014, 80 FR 18808 (April 8, 2015) (Preliminary Results).

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2.  See Preliminary Results and accompanying Decision Memorandum.

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[FR Doc. 2015-16510 Filed 7-2-15; 8:45 am]