[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56656-56657]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22354]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-427-602]


Brass Sheet and Strip From France: Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2012-2013

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

DATES: Effective Date: September 13, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner or Robert James, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
6312 or (202) 482-0469, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On March 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published in the Federal Register a notice of ``Opportunity to Request 
Administrative Review'' of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet 
and strip from France for the period of review (POR) of March 1, 2012, 
through February 28, 2013.\1\ The Department received a timely request 
from petitioners GBC Metals, LLC (of Global Brass and Copper, Inc., 
doing business as Olin Brass), Heyco Metals, Inc., Aurubis Buffalo, 
Inc., PMX Industries, Inc., and Revere Copper Products, Inc. 
(collectively, petitioners), in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for 
an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet 
and strip from France. On May 1, 2013, the Department published a 
notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping 
duty order on brass sheet and strip from France with respect to two 
companies, Griset, S.A. and KME

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France (formerly known as Trefimetaux).\2\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative 
Review, 78 FR 13858 (March 1, 2013).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 78 FR 
25418 (May 1, 2013).
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    The Department stated in its initiation of this review that it 
intended to rely on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data to 
select respondents.\3\ However, our review of the CBP database, with 
respect to the companies for which this review was requested, showed no 
entries of subject merchandise during the POR.\4\ We released the 
results of our CBP data query to the petitioners (the only interested 
party to this segment of the proceeding) and invited them to comment on 
the CBP data. We received no comments on the CBP data.
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    \3\ Id.
    \4\ See Memorandum from Mark Flessner to the File entitled, 
``Brass Sheet and Strip from France: Placement on the Record of 
Results of Inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for 2012-2013 
Period of Review,'' dated June 3, 2013; note that the agency's 
proper title, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was misstated in 
the memorandum title.
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Rescission of Review

    Section 351.213(d)(1) of the Department's regulations stipulates 
that the Secretary will rescind an administrative review under this 
section, in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review 
withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of 
notice of initiation of the requested review. As the only party that 
requested a review (petitioners) withdrew the request within 90 days of 
the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested 
review, we are rescinding this review of the antidumping duty order on 
brass sheet and strip from France pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).\5\ 
We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the 
date of publication of this notice of rescission of administrative 
review.
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    \5\ See letter from petitioners to the Secretary of Commerce 
entitled, ``Brass Sheet and Strip from France,'' dated July 30, 
2013, at 2.
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    This notice is published in accordance with section 751 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: September 5, 2013.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2013-22354 Filed 9-12-13; 8:45 am]
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