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Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015

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AGENCY:

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

SUMMARY:

On March 10, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled “Final Results of the Review.”

DATES:

Effective September 13, 2016.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Blaine Wiltse or Manuel Rey, 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) 482-6345 or (202) 482-5518, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

This review covers 223 producers/exporters. The producers/exporters which the Department selected for individual examination are Falcon Marine Exports Limited and its affiliate K.R. Enterprises (collectively, Falcon) and the Liberty Group.[1] The producers/exporters which were not selected for individual examination are listed in the “Final Results of the Review” section of this notice.

On March 10, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary Results.[2] In April 2016, we received a case brief Falcon, the Liberty Group, and 11 additional producers/exporters of the subject merchandise (collectively, the respondents); we also received rebuttal briefs from the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (the petitioner) and the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee.

On June 7, 2016, we postponed the final results by 60 days, until September 6, 2016.[3] In July 2016, we held a public hearing at the request of the respondents.

Scope of the Order

The merchandise subject to the order is certain frozen warmwater shrimp.[4] 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 customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

All issues raised in the case briefs by parties are listed in the Appendix to this Start Printed Page 62868notice and addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Parties can find a complete discussion of these issues and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov;​ the Issues and Decision Memorandum is also available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024, of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/​frn/​index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

Based on a review of the record and comments received from interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we made certain changes to the margin calculations performed for Falcon and the Liberty Group.

Determination of No Shipments

As noted in the Preliminary Results, we received no-shipment claims from 19 companies named in the Initiation Notice.[5] In the Preliminary Results, we preliminarily determined that the companies listed below had no reviewable transactions during the POR.[6] We received no comments from interested parties with respect to these claims and we continue to determine that these companies had no reviewable transactions during the POR. These companies are:

1. Amulya Sea Foods

2. Ayshwarya Sea Foods Private Limited

3. Baby Marine International

4. Baby Marine Sarass

5. Blue Water Foods & Exports Pvt. Ltd.

6. Capithan Exporting Company

7. Cherukattu Industries (Marine Division)

8. Coreline Exports

9. Delsea Exports Pvt. Ltd.

10. GEO Aquatic Products Pvt. Ltd.

11. GVR Exports Pvt. Ltd.

12. Indo Fisheries

13. Navayuga Exports Limited

14. R F Exports

15. Santhi Fisheries & Exports Limited

16. Selvam Exports Private Limited

17. Sterling Foods

18. Veronica Marine Exports Private Limited

19. Vinner Marine Processors & Exporters of Marine Products

Period of Review

The POR is February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015.

Final Results of the Review

We are assigning the following dumping margins to the firms listed below as follows:

Manufacturer/exporterMargin (percent)
Falcon Marine Exports Limited/K.R. Enterprises0.74
The Liberty Group3.37

Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies: [7]

Manufacturer/exporterMargin (percent)
Abad Fisheries2.20
Adilakshmi Enterprises2.20
Akshay Food Impex Private Limited2.20
Allana Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd2.20
Allanasons Ltd2.20
AMI Enterprises2.20
Anand Aqua Exports2.20
Ananda Aqua Applications/Ananda Aqua Exports (P) Limited/Ananda Foods2.20
Ananda Enterprises (India) Private Limited2.20
Andaman Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd2.20
Angelique Intl2.20
Anjaneya Seafoods2.20
Apex Frozen Foods Private Limited2.20
Aquatica Frozen Foods Global Pvt. Ltd2.20
Arvi Import & Export2.20
Asvini Exports2.20
Asvini Fisheries Private Limited2.20
Avanti Feeds Limited2.20
B R Traders2.20
Baby Marine Exports2.20
Balasore Marine Exports Private Limited2.20
Bhatsons Aquatic Products2.20
Bhavani Seafoods2.20
Bijaya Marine Products2.20
Blue Fin Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd2.20
Bluepark Seafoods Private Ltd2.20
BMR Exports2.20
BMR Industries Private Limited2.20
Britto Exports2.20
C P Aquaculture (India) Ltd2.20
Calcutta Seafoods Pvt. Ltd2.20
Canaan Marine Products2.20
Castlerock Fisheries Ltd2.20
Chemmeens (Regd)2.20
Choice Canning Company2.20
Choice Trading Corporation Private Limited2.20
Coastal Aqua2.20
Coastal Corporation Ltd2.20
Cochin Frozen Food Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
Corlim Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
D2 D Logistics Private Limited2.20
Damco India Private Limited2.20
Devi Fisheries Limited/Satya Seafoods Private Limited/Usha Seafoods2.20
Diamond Seafoods Exports/Edhayam Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd/Kadalkanny Frozen Foods/Theva & Company2.20
Devi Sea Foods Limited 82.20
Digha Seafood Exports2.20
Esmario Export Enterprises2.20
Exporter Coreline Exports2.20
Febin Marine Foods2.20
Five Star Marine Exports Private Limited2.20
Forstar Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd2.20
Frontline Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
G A Randerian Ltd2.20
Gadre Marine Exports2.20
Galaxy Maritech Exports P. Ltd2.20
Gayatri Seafoods2.20
Geo Seafoods2.20
Goodwill Enterprises2.20
Grandtrust Overseas (P) Ltd2.20
Haripriya Marine Export Pvt. Ltd2.20
Harmony Spices Pvt. Ltd2.20
HIC ABF Special Foods Pvt. Ltd2.20
Hindustan Lever, Ltd2.20
Hiravata Ice & Cold Storage2.20
Hiravati Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
Hiravati International P. Ltd (located at APM—Mafco Yard, Sector—18, Vashi, Navi, Mumbai—400 705, India)2.20
Hiravati International Pvt. Ltd (located at Jawar Naka, Porbandar, Gujarat, 360 575, India)2.20
IFB Agro Industries Ltd2.20
Indian Aquatic Products2.20
Indo Aquatics2.20
Indo French Shellfish Company Private Limited2.20
Innovative Foods Limited2.20
International Freezefish Exports2.20
Interseas2.20
ITC Limited, International Business2.20
ITC Ltd2.20
Jaya Satya Marine Exports2.20
Jaya Satya Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
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Jayalakshmi Sea Foods Private Limited2.20
Jinny Marine Traders2.20
Jiya Packagings2.20
K R M Marine Exports Ltd2.20
K V Marine Exports2.20
Kalyan Aqua & Marine Exports India Pvt. Ltd2.20
Kalyanee Marine2.20
Kanch Ghar2.20
Karunya Marine Exports Private Limited2.20
Kay Kay Exports2.20
Kings Marine Products2.20
Koluthara Exports Ltd2.20
Konark Aquatics & Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
Landauer Ltd2.20
Libran Cold Storages (P) Ltd2.20
Magnum Estates Limited2.20
Magnum Export2.20
Magnum Sea Foods Limited2.20
Malabar Arabian Fisheries2.20
Malnad Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
Mangala Marine Exim India Pvt. Ltd2.20
Mangala Sea Products2.20
Mangala Seafoods2.20
Meenaxi Fisheries Pvt. Ltd2.20
Milesh Marine Exports Private Limited2.20
MSRDR Exports2.20
MTR Foods2.20
Munnangi Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd2.20
N.C. John & Sons (P) Ltd2.20
Naga Hanuman Fish Packers2.20
Naik Frozen Foods Private Limited2.20
Naik Seafoods Ltd2.20
Neeli Aqua Private Limited2.20
Nekkanti Sea Foods Limited2.20
Nezami Rekha Sea Foods Private Limited2.20
NGR Aqua International2.20
Nila Sea Foods Exports2.20
Nila Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd2.20
Nine Up Frozen Foods2.20
Nutrient Marine Foods Limited2.20
Oceanic Edibles International Limited2.20
Overseas Marine Export2.20
Paragon Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd2.20
Paramount Seafoods2.20
Parayil Food Products Pvt. Ltd2.20
Penver Products Pvt. Ltd2.20
Pesca Marine Products Pvt. Ltd2.20
Pijikay International Exports P Ltd2.20
Pisces Seafood International2.20
Premier Exports International2.20
Premier Marine Foods2.20
Premier Seafoods Exim (P) Ltd2.20
R V R Marine Products Limited2.20
Raa Systems Pvt. Ltd2.20
Raju Exports2.20
Ram's Assorted Cold Storage Ltd2.20
Raunaq Ice & Cold Storage2.20
Raysons Aquatics Pvt. Ltd2.20
Razban Seafoods Ltd2.20
RBT Exports2.20
RDR Exports2.20
Riviera Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
Rohi Marine Private Ltd2.20
S & S Seafoods2.20
S Chanchala Combines2.20
S. A. Exports2.20
S.J. Seafoods2.20
Safa Enterprises2.20
Sagar Foods2.20
Sagar Grandhi Exports Private Limited2.20
Sagar Samrat Seafoods2.20
Sagarvihar Fisheries Pvt. Ltd2.20
Sai Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
SAI Sea Foods2.20
Salvam Exports (P) Ltd2.20
Sanchita Marine Products Private Limited2.20
Sandhya Aqua Exports2.20
Sandhya Aqua Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
Sandhya Marines Limited2.20
Sarveshwari Exports2.20
Sawant Food Products2.20
Sea Foods Private Limited2.20
Seagold Overseas Pvt. Ltd2.20
Sharat Industries Ltd2.20
Sharma Industries2.20
Shimpo Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
Shippers Exports2.20
Shiva Frozen Food Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
Shree Datt Aquaculture Farms Pvt. Ltd2.20
Shroff Processed Food & Cold Storage P Ltd2.20
Silver Seafood2.20
Sita Marine Exports2.20
Sowmya Agri Marine Exports2.20
Sprint Exports Pvt. Ltd2.20
Sri Chandrakantha Marine Exports2.20
Sri Sakkthi Cold Storage2.20
Sri Satya Marine Exports2.20
Sri Venkata Padmavathi Marine Foods Pvt. Ltd2.20
Srikanth International2.20
Star Agro Marine Exports Private Limited2.20
Star Organic Foods Incorporated2.20
Sun-Bio Technology Ltd2.20
Supran Exim Private Limited2.20
Suryamitra Exim Pvt. Ltd2.20
Suvarna Rekha Exports Private Limited2.20
Suvarna Rekha Marines P Ltd2.20
TBR Exports Pvt Ltd2.20
Teekay Marine P. Ltd2.20
Tejaswani Enterprises2.20
The Waterbase Ltd2.20
Triveni Fisheries P Ltd2.20
Uniroyal Marine Exports Ltd2.20
Unitriveni Overseas2.20
V V Marine Products2.20
V.S Exim Pvt Ltd2.20
Vasista Marine2.20
Veejay Impex2.20
Victoria Marine & Agro Exports Ltd2.20
Vishal Exports2.20
Vitality Aquaculture Pvt., Ltd2.20
Wellcome Fisheries Limited2.20
West Coast Frozen Foods Private Limited2.20
Z A Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd2.20

Assessment Rates

The Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), because Falcon and the Liberty Group reported the entered value for all of their U.S. sales, we calculated 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 for which entered value was reported. To determine whether the duty assessment rates are de minimis, in accordance with the requirement set forth in 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we calculated importer-specific ad valorem ratios based on the entered value.

For the companies which were not selected for individual examination, we used as the assessment rate the cash deposit rate assigned to these exporters, in accordance with our practice.[9]

The Department's “automatic assessment” practice will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Falcon or the Liberty Group 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 practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).

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 cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of Start Printed Page 62870this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for the reviewed companies will be the rates shown above, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent (de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1)), the cash deposit will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, as well as those companies listed in the “Determination of No Shipments” section, the cash deposit rate 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, a previous 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 established in the LTFV investigation.[10] These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

This notice serves as the only 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 double antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Order

In accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), this notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the APO, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction.

We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h).

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Dated: September 6, 2016.

Christian Marsh,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

Summary

Background

Scope of the Order

Margin Calculations

Discussion of the Issues

Comment 1: Whether the Department Should Revise Its Differential Pricing Analysis

Comment 2: Whether To Use Entry Date To Define Time Periods for the Differential Pricing Analysis

Comment 3: Ministerial Errors for the Liberty Group

Recommendation

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Footnotes

1.  The Liberty Group consists of: 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 Private Limited; and Universal Cold Storage Private Limited.

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2.  See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015, 81 FR 12705 (March 10, 2016) (Preliminary Results).

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3.  See memorandum to Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, from Blaine Wiltse, Senior International Trade Compliance Analyst, Office II, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled “Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India; 2014-2015 Administrative Review: Extension of Deadline for Final Results,” dated June 7, 2016.

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4.  For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see the memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled, “Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India,” (dated concurrently with these results) (Issues and Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice.

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5.  See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India and Thailand: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 16634 (March 30, 2015) (Initiation Notice).

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6.  See Preliminary Results, 81 FR at 12706.

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7.  This rate is based on the actual weighted-average margin using the publically-ranged data calculated for those companies selected for individual review. Because we cannot apply our normal methodology of calculating a weighted-average margin due to requests to protect business proprietary information, we find this rate to be the best proxy of the actual weighted-average margin determined for the mandatory respondents. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, et al.: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, and Revocation of an Order in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (September 1, 2010); see also the memorandum from Blaine Wiltse, Senior International Trade Compliance Analyst, to the File, entitled, “Calculation of the Review-Specific Average Rate for the Final Results,” dated concurrently with this notice.

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8.  Shrimp produced and exported by Devi Sea Foods (Devi) was excluded from this order effective February 1, 2009. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission of Review, and Notice of Revocation of Order in Part, 75 FR 41813, 41814 (July 19, 2010). Accordingly, we conducted this administrative review with respect to Devi only for shrimp produced in India where Devi acted as either the manufacturer or exporter (but not both).

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9.  See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 79 FR 51309 (August 28, 2014).

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10.  See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India, 70 FR 5147, 5148 (February 1, 2005).

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