Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (the Department) published the Preliminary Results of the seventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails from the People's Republic of China (PRC) on September 12, 2016. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculation for these final results regarding one of the mandatory respondents, Stanley. We also continue to find that the other mandatory respondent, Tianjin Lianda Group Co. Ltd. (Tianjin Lianda), is not eligible for separate rate status and, thus, is part of the PRC-wide entity. The final dumping margins are listed below in the “Final Results of Administrative Review” section of this notice. The period of review (“POR”) is August 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015.
Effective March 20, 2017.
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Susan Pulongbarit or Omar Qureshi, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202-482-4031 or 202-482-5307, respectively.
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The Department published the Preliminary Results 
on September 12, 2016.
On December 1, 2016, the Department extended the deadline in this proceeding by 60 days.
The revised deadline for the final results of this review is now March 13, 2017.
In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309, we invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. On October 31, 2016, Certified Products International,
Midwest Air Technologies, Inc.,
Origin Point Brands,
Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (Petitioner),
The Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co., Ltd. and Stanley Black & Decker Inc.,
and Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd.
submitted timely filed case briefs, pursuant to our regulations.
Additionally, on November 9, 2016, Petitioner, Stanley,
and Tianjin Lianda submitted timely-filed rebuttal briefs.
Scope of the Order
The merchandise covered by the order includes certain steel nails having a shaft length up to 12 inches. Certain steel nails subject to the order are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) subheadings 7317.00.55, 7317.00.65, 7317.00.75, and 7907.00.6000.
While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order, which is contained in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (“I&D Memo”), is dispositive.
Analysis of Comments Received
We addressed all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this review in the I&D Memo. Attached to this notice, in Appendix I, is a list of the issues which parties raised. The I&D Memo is a public document and is on file in the Central Records Unit (“CRU”), Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building, as Start Printed Page 14345well as 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 and in the CRU. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memo can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed I&D Memo and the electronic versions of the I&D Memo 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, and for the reasons explained in the I&D Memo, we revised the margin calculation for Stanley. Accordingly, for the final results, the Department has updated the margin to be assigned to companies eligible for a separate rate as the revised calculated margin of the sole mandatory respondent, Stanley, whose margin is not zero, de minimis, or based on facts available, unlike the other mandatory respondent, Tianjin Lianda, whose margin is the PRC-wide entity rate of 118.04 percent. The Surrogate Values Memo contains further explanation of our changes to the surrogate values selected for Stanley's factors of production.
For a list of all issues addressed in these final results, please refer to Appendix I accompanying this notice.
Final Determination of No Shipments
In the Preliminary Results, the Department preliminarily determined that Besco Machinery Industry (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd. (“Besco”), Jining Huarong Hardware Products Co., Ltd., Nanjing Yuechang Hardware Co., Ltd., PT Enterprise Inc., Shanxi Tuci Broad Wire Products Co., Ltd., and Zhejian Gem-Chun Hardware Accessory Co., Ltd. did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR.
Consistent with the Department's assessment practice in non-market economy (“NME”) cases, we completed the review with respect to the above-named companies. Based on the certifications submitted by the aforementioned companies, and our analysis of CBP information, we continue to determine that these companies did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR. As noted in the “Assessment Rates” section below, the Department intends to issue appropriate instructions to CBP for the above-named companies based on the final results of this review.
Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party who requested the review withdraws the request within 90-days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. Petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review on CPI, Chiieh Yung Metal Industrial Corporation, Mingguang Abundant Hardware Products Co., Ltd., and Shandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Group; no other party requested a review of these companies.
Accordingly, we are rescinding this review, in part, with respect to these companies, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).
Final Results of Administrative Review
The weighted-average dumping margins for the administrative review are as follows:
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|The Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co., Ltd. and Stanley Black & Decker, Inc||6.22|
|Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., Ltd||6.22|
|Hebei Cangzhou New Century Foreign Trade Co., Ltd||6.22|
|Mingguang Ruifeng Hardware Products Co., Ltd||6.22|
|Nanjing Caiqing Hardware Co., Ltd||6.22|
|Qingdao D&L Group Ltd||6.22|
|SDC International Aust. PTY. Ltd||6.22|
|Shandong Dinglong Import & Export Co., Ltd||6.22|
|Shanghai Curvet Hardware Products Co., Ltd.||6.22|
|Shanghai Yueda Nails Industry Co., Ltd||6.22|
|Shanxi Hairui Trade Co., Ltd.||6.22|
|Shanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd||6.22|
|Shanxi Tianli Industries Co., Ltd||6.22|
|S-Mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co., Ltd||6.22|
|Suntec Industries Co., Ltd||6.22|
|Tianjin Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd||6.22|
|Tianjin Jinghai County Hongli Industry & Business Co., Ltd||6.22|
|Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp. & Exp. Corporation.20||6.22|
Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.212(b), the Department has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (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 appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this administrative review.
Where the respondent reported reliable entered values, we calculated importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rates by aggregating the dumping margins calculated for all U.S. sales to each importer (or customer) and dividing this amount by the total entered value of the sales to each importer (or customer).
Where the Department calculated a weighted-average dumping margin by dividing the total amount of dumping for reviewed sales to that party by the total sales quantity associated with those transactions, the Department will direct CBP to assess importer-specific assessment rates based on the resulting per-unit rates.
Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem or per-unit rate is greater than de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent), the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.
Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem or per-unit rate is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.
We intend to instruct CBP to liquidate entries containing subject merchandise exported by the PRC-wide entity at the PRC-wide rate.
Pursuant to the Department's assessment 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 PRC-wide entity 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 PRC-wide entity rate.
Cash Deposit Requirements
The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters listed above, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the final results of review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, a zero cash deposit rate will be required for that company); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-Wide rate of 118.04 percent; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporters that supplied that non-PRC exporter. The deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
We intend to disclose the calculations performed regarding these final results within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
Notification to Importers
This notice also serves as a final 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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties.
Administrative Protective Orders
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 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 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 which is subject to sanction.
We are issuing and publishing these final results of administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.
Dated: March 13, 2017.
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
Appendix I—Issues and Decision Memorandum
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Issues
Comment 1: Differential Pricing Methodology
Comment 2: Calculation of Separate Rate Margin
Comment 3: Clarification of the Scope of the Order
Comment 4: Rescission for Certain Companies
Comment 5: Tianjin Lianda's Separate Rate Status
Comment 6: Treatment of Stanley's Scrap
Comment 7: Surrogate Financial Ratio Calculation
Comment 8: Surrogate Value for Stanley's Paper Tape
Comment 9: Surrogate Value for Stanley's Sealing Tape
Comment 10: Surrogate Value for Stanley's Plastic Granules
Comment 11: Surrogate Value for Stanley's Cardboard Corner Board
Comment 12: Surrogate Value for Stanley's Insert Paper Board
Comment 13: Surrogate Value for Stanley's Pallet Board
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