[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 81 (Friday, April 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24721-24723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09919]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-909]


Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Amended 
Final Results of the Third Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2010-2011

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

DATES: Effective Date: April 26, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2243.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On March 18, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published the final results of the third administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain steel nails from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ On March 13, 2013, Hongli et al.\2\ 
filed timely allegations

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that the Department made ministerial errors in the Final Results and 
requested, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224, that the Department correct the 
alleged ministerial errors. No other party in this proceeding submitted 
comments on the Department's final margin calculations.
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    \1\ See Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China; 
Final Results of Third Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-
2011, 78 FR 16651 (March 18, 2013), and accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum (``Final Results'').
    \2\ Itochu Building Products Co., Inc., Tianjin Jinghai County 
Hongli Industry & Business Co., Ltd. (``Hongli''), Certified 
Products International Inc. (``CPI''), China Staple Enterprise 
(Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (``China Staple''), Chiieh Yung Metal Ind. 
Corp., CYM (Nanjing) Nail Manufacture Co., Ltd., Qidong Liang Chyuan 
Metal Industry Co., Ltd. (``Qidong Liang Chyuan'') and Hengshui 
Mingyao Hardware & Mesh Products Co., Ltd. (``Hengshui Mingyao'') 
(collectively Hongli et al.).
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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 and 
7317.00.75. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order 
is dispositive.\3\
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    \3\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Steel Nails 
From the People's Republic of China, 73 FR 44961 (August 1, 2008).
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    For a full description of the scope, see Ministerial Error 
Memorandum \4\ at page 2.
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    \4\ See Memorandum to Gary Taverman, from James C. Doyle, 
regarding ``Third Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain 
Steel Nails from the People's Republic of China: Ministerial Error 
Allegations Memorandum,'' dated concurrently with this notice 
(``Ministerial Error Memorandum''). This memorandum is a public 
document and is on file electronically via Import Administration's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (``IA ACCESS''). Access to IA ACCESS is available to 
registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gove 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 Ministerial Error Memorandum is available on the web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Ministerial Error 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Ministerial Error 
Memorandum are identical in content.
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Amended Final Results of the Review

    The Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''), defines a 
``ministerial error'' as including ``errors in addition, subtraction, 
or other arithmetic function, clerical errors resulting from inaccurate 
copying, duplication, or the like, and any other type of unintentional 
error which the administering authority considers ministerial.'' \5\ As 
explained in the Ministerial Error Memorandum accompanying this notice, 
in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.224(e), we 
have determined that we made a ministerial error in the calculation of 
Hongli's Final Results margin calculation with regard to the 
classification of certain surrogate financial data. We note that 
correcting this error changes the weighted-average margins for Hongli, 
as well as the separate rate companies from the Final Results. In 
addition, the Final Results inadvertently reported a separate rate 
margin for CPI and China Staple, although we rescinded the review of 
these two companies.\6\ For a detailed discussion of these ministerial 
errors, as well as the Department's analysis of the allegations of 
ministerial errors, see the Ministerial Error Memorandum. As discussed 
in the Ministerial Error Memorandum, the review is rescinded for CPI 
and China Staple.
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    \5\ See section 751(h) of the Act; see also 19 CFR 351.224(e).
    \6\ The Department notes that it rescinded the review for the 
following companies in the final results: (1) Jining Huarong 
Hardware Products Co., Ltd.; (2) Chiieh Yung Metal Ind. Corp.; (3) 
CYM (Nanjing) Nail Manufacture Co., Ltd.; (4) Qidong Liang Chyuan; 
(5) CPI; (6) Besco Machinery Industry (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.; (7) 
China Staple; (8) Zhejiang Gem-Chun Hardware Accessory Co., Ltd.; 
(9) PT Enterprise Inc.; (10) Shanxi Yuci Broad Wire Products Co., 
Ltd.; (11) Hengshui Mingyao; and (12) Union Enterprise (Kunshan) 
Co., Ltd. (collectively ``No Shipment Respondents''). See Final 
Results, 78 FR at 16652.
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Disclosure

    We will disclose the calculations performed for these amended final 
results within five days of the date of publication of this notice to 
interested parties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Amended Final Results of the Review

    The weighted-average dumping margins for the period of review 
(``POR'') are as follows:

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                                                       Weighted average
                Manufacturer/exporter                  margin (percent)
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(1) Tianjin Jinghai County Hongli Industry &                       33.25
 Business Co., Ltd..................................
(2) Cana (Tianjin) Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd.....               33.25
(3) Shanghai Curvet Hardware Products Co., Ltd......               33.25
(4) Huanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd......               33.25
(5) Shanxi Tianli Industries Co., Ltd...............               33.25
(6) Shanghai Jade Shuttle Hardware Tools Co., Ltd...               33.25
(7) Shandong Dinglong Import & Export Co., Ltd......               33.25
(8) Tianjin Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd..........               33.25
(9) Huanghua Xionghua Hardware Products Co., Ltd....               33.25
(10) Tianjin Zhonglian Metals Ware Co., Ltd.........               33.25
(11) Shanghai Yueda Nails Industry Co., Ltd.........               33.25
(12) Hebie Cangzhou New Century Foreign Trade Co.,                 33.25
 Ltd................................................
(13) Zhaoqing Harvest Nails Co., Ltd................               33.25
(14) Mingguan Abundant Hardware Products Co., Ltd...               33.25
(15) Nanjing Yuechang Hardware Co., Ltd.............               33.25
(16) S-Mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co.,                  33.25
 Ltd................................................
(17) SDC International Australia Pty., Ltd..........               33.25
(18) Shanxi Hairui Trade Co., Ltd...................               33.25
(19) Guangdong Foreign Trade Import & Export                       33.25
 Corporation........................................
(20) Qingdao D&L Group Ltd..........................               33.25
PRC-Wide Rate\7\....................................              118.04
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    Those companies not eligible for a separate rate will be considered 
part of the PRC-wide entity.
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    \7\ See Final Results, 78 FR at 16652-16653.
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Assessment Rates

    The Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (``CBP'') shall assess, antidumping duties on all 
appropriate entries covered by this review. The Department intends to 
issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date 
of these amended final results of this review. However, on April 9, 
2013, the U.S. Court of International Trade issued a preliminary 
injunction enjoining

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liquidation of certain entries during the POR which are subject to the 
antidumping duty order on certain steel nails from the PRC.\8\ 
Accordingly, the Department will not issue assessment instructions to 
CBP for any entries subject to the above-mentioned injunction after 
publication of this notice.
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    \8\ See Itochu Building Products Co., Inc., et al. v. United 
States, CIT Court No. 13-00132 dated April 9, 2013.
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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we are calculating 
importer- (or customer-) specific assessment rates for the merchandise 
subject to this review. In these Final Results, the Department applied 
the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Final Modification 
for Reviews, i.e., on the basis of monthly average-to-average 
comparisons using only the transactions associated with that importer 
with offsets being provided for non-dumped comparisons.\9\ Where the 
respondent has reported reliable entered values, we calculate 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 an importer- (or customer-) specific 
ad valorem rate is greater than de minimis, we will apply the 
assessment rate to the entered value of the importers'/customers' 
entries during the POR, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
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    \9\ See Antidumping Proceeding: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8103 (February 14, 2012) 
(``Final Modification for Reviews'').
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    Where we do not have entered values for all U.S. sales to a 
particular importer/customer, we calculate a per-unit assessment rate 
by aggregating the antidumping duties due for all U.S. sales to that 
importer (or customer) and dividing this amount by the total quantity 
sold to that importer (or customer).\10\ 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- (or customer-) 
specific ad valorem ratios based on the estimated entered value. Where 
an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is zero or de 
minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without 
regard to antidumping duties.\11\
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
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    For the companies receiving a separate rate that were not selected 
for individual review, we will assign an assessment rate based on the 
rate we calculated for the mandatory respondent whose rate was not de 
minimis, as discussed above. We intend to instruct CBP to liquidate 
entries containing subject merchandise exported by the PRC-wide entity 
at the PRC-wide rate. Finally, for those companies for which this 
review has been rescinded, the Department intends to assess antidumping 
duties at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping 
duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for 
consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(2).

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the amended 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 
amended final results of review (except, if the rate is zero or de 
minimis, i.e., less than 0.5 percent, 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 a separate rate, 
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.

Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties

    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 has occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Order

    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, 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 this administrative review and notice 
in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: April 17, 2013.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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