[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10134-10135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03364]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-857]


Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe From Japan: Final Results of the 
Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: On October 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) initiated the second sunset review of the antidumping duty 
order on welded large diameter line pipe (line pipe) from Japan 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act).\1\ On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an 
adequate substantive response filed on behalf of domestic interested 
parties, and no response from a respondent interested party, the 
Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review. As a result 
of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the 
antidumping duty order would likely lead to the continuation or 
recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the margin of dumping likely to 
prevail if the order were revoked is identified in the ``Final Results 
of Review'' section of this notice.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 77 FR 59897 
(October 1, 2012) (Sunset Initiation).

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DATES: Effective Date: February 13, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD 
Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0195 or (202) 482-3019, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 1, 2012, the Department initiated the sunset review of 
the antidumping duty order on line pipe from Japan pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Act. See Sunset Initiation. The Department received a 
notice of intent to participate from United States Steel Corporation on 
October 10, 2012, and a notice of intent to participate from American 
Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO); Berg Steel Pipe Company; Dura-Bond 
Pipe LLC; Stupp Corporation; and Welspun Tubular LLC USA on October 11, 
2012 (collectively,

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domestic interested parties). All domestic interested parties provided 
information within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i), 
and provided information required under 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(ii). The 
domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under 
section 771(9)(C) of the Act as U.S. producers of a domestic like 
product. We received a complete substantive response from the domestic 
interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i) on October 31, 2012. No respondent interested parties 
submitted responses. As a result of the timely filed, substantive 
response from the domestic interested parties, the Department conducted 
an expedited sunset review of the order, pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2).

Scope of the Order

    The product currently is classified under U.S. Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule (HTSUS) item numbers 7305.11.10.30, 7305.11.10.60, 
7305.11.50.00, 7305.12.10.30, 7305.12.10.60, 7305.12.50.00, 
7305.19.10.30. 7305.19.10.60, and 7305.19.50.00. Although the HTSUS 
item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope in the accompanying decision 
memorandum remains dispositive. See ``Issues and Decision Memorandum'' 
from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary 
for Import Administration, dated concurrently with this notice 
(Decision Memorandum).

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the 
Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues 
discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of the 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margin 
of dumping that is likely to prevail if the order were revoked. Parties 
can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset 
review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, 
which is on file electronically via Import Administration's Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA 
ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit, Room 7046, of the main Department of Commerce building. 
In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be 
accessed directly on the Internet at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The 
paper copy and electronic versions of the Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty 
order on line pipe from Japan would likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping. Further, the Department finds that the magnitude 
of the margin of dumping that is likely to prevail if the order was 
revoked is 30.80 percent for Nippon Steel Corporation, Kawasaki Steel 
Corporation, and for all other Japanese producers and exporters of 
subject merchandise.

Notification

    This notice also serves as the only 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. Timely 
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.
    The Department is issuing and publishing the results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: January 31, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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