[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2017)]
[Pages 43219-43220]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19531]



International Trade Administration


Certain Steel Nails From the United Arab Emirates: Final Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No 
Shipments; 2015-2016

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) determines that 
certain steel nails (nails) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are 
being sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The 
period of review (POR) is May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016.

DATES: Effective September 14, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Pulongbarit or Annathea Cook, 
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) 
482-0250, respectively.



    On May 31, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the Preliminary Results of this antidumping duty 
administrative review of the antidumping order on nails from the 
UAE.\1\ We invited parties to submit comments on the Preliminary 
Results, but we received no comments. The Department conducted this 
administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act).

    \1\ See Certain Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-
2016, 82 FR 24941 (May 31, 2017) and accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) (Preliminary 

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is certain steel nails. The 
product is currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) 7317.00.55, 7317.00.65, and 7317.00.75. Although 
the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description of the scope of the order remains 

    \2\ For a complete description of the scope of this review, see 
Preliminary Results.

Analysis of Comments Received

    As noted above, we have received no comments regarding the 
Preliminary Results.

Determination of No Shipments

    As noted in the Preliminary Results, we received no shipment claims 
from two companies subject to this administrative review: Oman 
Fasteners LLC (Oman Fasteners) and Overseas International Steel 
Industry LLC (OISI). In the Preliminary Results, we preliminarily 
determined that these companies had no shipments of subject merchandise 
during the POR.\3\ We

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received no comments from interested parties with respect to these 
claims. Therefore, because the record indicates that these companies 
did not export subject merchandise to the United States during the POR, 
we continue to find that Oman Fasteners and OISI had no shipments of 
subject merchandise during the POR.

    \3\ See Preliminary Results at 82 FR 24942.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    As no parties submitted comments on the Preliminary Results, the 
Department has not modified its analysis from that presented in the 
Preliminary Results, and no decision memorandum accompanies this 
Federal Register notice. Further, the Department has made no 
adjustments to the determination that Overseas Distribution Services 
(ODS) did not cooperate to the best of its abilities to comply with the 
Department's request for information. Accordingly, we continue to 
determine it appropriate to apply facts otherwise available with 
adverse inferences in accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the 
Act. For details regarding the issues raised in this proceeding, 
including the Department's determination to apply adverse facts 
available to ODS, see the Preliminary Results.\4\

    \4\ Id.

Final Results

    The final weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

                                                         average dumping
                   Exporter/producer                          margin
Overseas Distribution Services Inc.....................          184.41

Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of 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 and deposits of estimated duties, where applicable, 
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 
    For ODS, we will base the assessment rate for the corresponding 
entries on the margin listed above. Additionally, because the 
Department determined that Oman Fasteners and OISI had no shipments of 
merchandise during the POR, any suspended entries that entered under 
their name will be liquidated at the all-others rate effective during 
the POR.\5\

    \5\ Id. at 24943.

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; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated 
companies not listed above, as well as those companies listed in the 
``Determination of No Shipments'' section, the cash deposit rate will 
continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most 
recently-completed segment; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered 
in this review, a previous review, or the original less-than-fair value 
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 4.30 percent, the all-
others rate established in the investigation.\6\ These deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 

    \6\ See Certain Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 77 FR 17029 (March 
23, 2012).


    Normally, the Department discloses to interested parties the 
calculations performed in connection with the final results within five 
days of its public announcement, or if there is no public announcement, 
within five days of the date of publication of this notice in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because the weighted-
average dumping margin assigned to ODS for these final results is based 
on adverse facts available, there are no calculations to disclose.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a final 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

    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 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 the 
terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These final results are in accordance with sections 751(a)(a) and 
777(i)(1) of the act and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: September 7, 2017.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties for the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-19531 Filed 9-13-17; 8:45 am]