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Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016

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AGENCY:

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

SUMMARY:

On March 6, 2017, 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, 2015, through January 31, 2016. 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:

Applicable September 18, 2017.

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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, 1401 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 231 producers and/or 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 6, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Results.[2] On June 26, 2017, we received case briefs from Falcon and the Liberty Group (collectively, the respondents), the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (the petitioner), and the American Shrimp Processors Association. On June 30, 2017, we received rebuttal briefs from the respondents and the petitioner.

On June 19, 2017, we postponed the final results by 60 days, until September 5, 2017.[3]

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.

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Analysis of Comments Received

All issues raised in the case briefs by parties are listed in the Appendix to this notice and addressed in the IDM. 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 IDM 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 IDM can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/​frn/​index.html. The signed IDM and the electronic version of the IDM 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.[5]

Final Results of the Review

We are assigning the following dumping margins to the firms listed below for the period of February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016:

Percent margin
Manufacturer/Exporter
Falcon Marine Exports Limited/K.R. Enterprises0.00
The Liberty Group0.84
Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies:
Abad Fisheries0.84
Adilakshmi Enterprises0.84
Akshay Food Impex Private Limited0.84
Allana Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Allanasons Ltd.0.84
AMI Enterprises0.84
Anand Aqua Exports0.84
Ananda Aqua Applications/Ananda Aqua Exports (P) Limited/Ananda Foods0.84
Ananda Enterprises (India) Private Limited0.84
Andaman Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Angelique Intl0.84
Anjaneya Seafoods0.84
Apex Frozen Foods Private Limited0.84
Aquatica Frozen Foods Global Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Arvi Import & Export0.84
Asvini Exports0.84
Asvini Fisheries Private Limited0.84
Avanti Feeds Limited0.84
B R Traders0.84
Baby Marine Exports0.84
Balasore Marine Exports Private Limited0.84
Bhatsons Aquatic Products0.84
Bhavani Seafoods0.84
Bijaya Marine Products0.84
Blue Fin Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Bluepark Seafoods Private Ltd.0.84
BMR Exports0.84
BMR Industries Private Limited0.84
Britto Exports0.84
C P Aquaculture (India) Ltd.0.84
Calcutta Seafoods Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Canaan Marine Products0.84
Castlerock Fisheries Ltd.0.84
Chemmeens (Regd)0.84
Choice Canning Company0.84
Choice Trading Corporation Private Limited0.84
Coastal Aqua0.84
Coastal Corporation Ltd.0.84
Cochin Frozen Food Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Coreline Exports0.84
Corlim Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
D2 D Logistics Private Limited0.84
Damco India Private Limited0.84
Devi Fisheries Limited/Satya Seafoods Private Limited/Usha Seafoods0.84
Diamond Seafoods Exports/Edhayam Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd./Kadalkanny Frozen Foods/Theva & Company0.84
Devi Sea Foods Limited 60.84
Digha Seafood Exports0.84
Esmario Export Enterprises0.84
Exporter Coreline Exports0.84
Febin Marine Foods0.84
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Five Star Marine Exports Private Limited0.84
Forstar Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Frontline Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
G A Randerian Ltd.0.84
Gadre Marine Exports0.84
Galaxy Maritech Exports P. Ltd.0.84
Gayatri Seafoods0.84
Geo Seafoods0.84
Goodwill Enterprises0.84
Grandtrust Overseas (P) Ltd.0.84
Haripriya Marine Export Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Harmony Spices Pvt. Ltd.0.84
HIC ABF Special Foods Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Hindustan Lever, Ltd.0.84
Hiravata Ice & Cold Storage0.84
Hiravati Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Hiravati International P. Ltd. (located at APM—Mafco Yard, Sector—18, Vashi, Navi, Mumbai—400 705, India)0.84
Hiravati International Pvt. Ltd. (located at Jawar Naka, Porbandar, Gujarat, 360 575, India)0.84
IFB Agro Industries Ltd.0.84
Indian Aquatic Products0.84
Indo Aquatics0.84
Indo French Shellfish Company Private Limited0.84
Innovative Foods Limited0.84
International Freezefish Exports0.84
Interseas0.84
ITC Limited, International Business0.84
ITC Ltd.0.84
Jaya Satya Marine Exports0.84
Jaya Satya Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Jayalakshmi Sea Foods Private Limited0.84
Jinny Marine Traders0.84
Jiya Packagings0.84
K R M Marine Exports Ltd.0.84
K V Marine Exports0.84
Kalyan Aqua & Marine Exports India Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Kalyanee Marine0.84
Kanch Ghar0.84
Karunya Marine Exports Private Limited0.84
Kay Kay Exports0.84
Kings Marine Products0.84
Koluthara Exports Ltd.0.84
Konark Aquatics & Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Landauer Ltd.0.84
Libran Cold Storages (P) Ltd.0.84
Magnum Estates Limited0.84
Magnum Export0.84
Magnum Sea Foods Limited0.84
Malabar Arabian Fisheries0.84
Malnad Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Mangala Marine Exim India Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Mangala Sea Products0.84
Mangala Seafoods0.84
Meenaxi Fisheries Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Milesh Marine Exports Private Limited0.84
MSRDR Exports0.84
MTR Foods0.84
Munnangi Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd.0.84
N.C. John & Sons (P) Ltd.0.84
Naga Hanuman Fish Packers0.84
Naik Frozen Foods Private Limited0.84
Naik Seafoods Ltd.0.84
Neeli Aqua Private Limited0.84
Nekkanti Sea Foods Limited0.84
Nezami Rekha Sea Foods Private Limited0.84
NGR Aqua International0.84
Nila Sea Foods Exports0.84
Nila Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Nine Up Frozen Foods0.84
Nutrient Marine Foods Limited0.84
Oceanic Edibles International Limited0.84
Overseas Marine Export0.84
Paragon Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Paramount Seafoods0.84
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Parayil Food Products Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Penver Products Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Pesca Marine Products Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Pijikay International Exports P Ltd.0.84
Pisces Seafood International0.84
Premier Exports International0.84
Premier Marine Foods0.84
Premier Seafoods Exim (P) Ltd.0.84
R V R Marine Products Limited0.84
Raa Systems Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Raju Exports0.84
Ram's Assorted Cold Storage Ltd.0.84
Raunaq Ice & Cold Storage0.84
Raysons Aquatics Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Razban Seafoods Ltd.0.84
RBT Exports0.84
RDR Exports0.84
Riviera Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Rohi Marine Private Ltd.0.84
S & S Seafoods0.84
S Chanchala Combines0.84
S. A. Exports0.84
S.J. Seafoods0.84
Safa Enterprises0.84
Sagar Foods0.84
Sagar Grandhi Exports Private Limited0.84
Sagar Samrat Seafoods0.84
Sagarvihar Fisheries Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Sai Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
SAI Sea Foods0.84
Salvam Exports (P) Ltd.0.84
Sanchita Marine Products Private Limited0.84
Sandhya Aqua Exports0.84
Sandhya Aqua Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Sandhya Marines Limited0.84
Sarveshwari Exports0.84
Sawant Food Products0.84
Sea Foods Private Limited0.84
Seagold Overseas Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Sharat Industries Ltd.0.84
Sharma Industries0.84
Shimpo Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Shippers Exports0.84
Shiva Frozen Food Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Shree Datt Aquaculture Farms Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Shroff Processed Food & Cold Storage P Ltd.0.84
Silver Seafood0.84
Sita Marine Exports0.84
Sowmya Agri Marine Exports0.84
Sprint Exports Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Sri Chandrakantha Marine Exports0.84
Sri Sakkthi Cold Storage0.84
Sri Satya Marine Exports0.84
Sri Venkata Padmavathi Marine Foods Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Srikanth International0.84
Star Agro Marine Exports Private Limited0.84
Star Organic Foods Incorporated0.84
Sun-Bio Technology Ltd.0.84
Supran Exim Private Limited0.84
Suryamitra Exim Pvt. Ltd.0.84
Suvarna Rekha Exports Private Limited0.84
Suvarna Rekha Marines P Ltd.0.84
TBR Exports Pvt Ltd.0.84
Teekay Marine P. Ltd.0.84
Tejaswani Enterprises0.84
The Waterbase Ltd.0.84
Triveni Fisheries P Ltd.0.84
Uniroyal Marine Exports Ltd.0.84
Unitriveni Overseas0.84
V V Marine Products0.84
V.S Exim Pvt Ltd.0.84
Vasista Marine0.84
Veejay Impex0.84
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Victoria Marine & Agro Exports Ltd.0.84
Vishal Exports0.84
Vitality Aquaculture Pvt., Ltd.0.84
Wellcome Fisheries Limited0.84
West Coast Frozen Foods Private Limited0.84
Z A Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd.0.84

Assessment Rates

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

Because the weighted-average dumping margin for Falcon is zero, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), because the Liberty Group reported the entered value for all its 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.[7]

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.[8]

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 this 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, 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.[9] 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 5, 2017.

Gary Taverman,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the IDM

Summary

Background

Scope of the Order

Margin Calculations

Discussion of the Issues

1: How to Define Time Periods for the Differential Pricing Analysis

2: Whether the Department Should Revise its Differential Pricing Analysis

3: Ministerial Error for Falcon

4: Species Product Characteristic

5: Date of Sale

6: Payment Terms/Payment Dates

7: Insurance Expenses

8: “Other” Selling Expenses

9: Packing Expenses

10: Methodology for Determining Raw Materials on an “As Sold” Basis

11: Raw Material Transportation Costs

12: Treatment of Certain Offsets

13: Labor Costs

14: Financial Expenses

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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; 2015-2016, 82 FR 12544 (March 6, 2017) (Preliminary Results).

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3.  See Memorandum to Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, from Manuel Rey, International Trade Compliance Analyst, Office II, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled “Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India; 2015-2016 Administrative Review: Extension of Deadline for Final Results,” dated June 19, 2017.

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4.  For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see the memorandum from James Maeder, Senior Director performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled, “Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 2015-2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India,” (dated concurrently with these results) (IDM), which is hereby adopted by this notice.

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5.  See IDM at 4.

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6.  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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7.  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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8.  For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).

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9.  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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