81 FR 47157 - Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 139 (July 20, 2016)

Page Range47157-47158
FR Document2016-16948

On March 14, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the preliminary results of the 2014-2015 administrative review (``AR'') of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 81 FR 13326 (March 14, 2016) (``Preliminary Results''). The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015. The AR covers two PRC exporters of subject merchandise, Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Co. Ltd. (``Shanghai Jinneng'') and Shanghai Jinfeng Hardware Plastics Co. Ltd. (``Shanghai Jinfeng''). The Department invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received comments from Globe Metallurgical Inc. (``Petitioner'') which agreed with our Preliminary Results in the administrative review. No other party commented. Accordingly, our final results remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results.

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-806]


Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China: Final Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

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

SUMMARY: On March 14, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the 
``Department'') published the preliminary results of the 2014-2015 
administrative review (``AR'') of the antidumping duty order on silicon 
metal from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Silicon Metal 
From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 81 FR 13326 (March 14, 2016) 
(``Preliminary Results''). The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 
2014, through May 31, 2015. The AR covers two PRC exporters of subject 
merchandise, Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Co. Ltd. (``Shanghai 
Jinneng'') and Shanghai Jinfeng Hardware Plastics Co. Ltd. (``Shanghai 
Jinfeng''). The Department invited interested parties to comment on the 
Preliminary Results. We received comments from Globe Metallurgical Inc. 
(``Petitioner'') which agreed with our Preliminary Results in the 
administrative review. No other party commented. Accordingly, our final 
results remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results.

DATES: Effective July 20, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aleksandras Nakutis, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3147.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    As noted above, on March 14, 2015, the Department published the 
Preliminary Results of the AR of the antidumping duty order on silicon 
metal from the PRC covering the period June 1, 2014, through May 31, 
2015. On April 13, 2015, Petitioner filed briefs in the AR. No other 
parties submitted comments on the Preliminary Results in the AR.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is silicon metal containing at 
least 96.00 percent, but less than 99.99 percent of silicon by weight. 
Also covered by the order is silicon metal containing between 89.00 and 
96.00 percent silicon by weight but which contains a higher aluminum 
content than the silicon metal containing at least 96.00 percent but 
less than 99.99 percent silicon by weight (58 FR 27542, May 10, 1993). 
Silicon metal is currently provided for under subheadings 2804.69.10 
and 2804.69.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (``HTS'') as a 
chemical product, but is commonly referred to as a metal. 
Semiconductor-grade silicon (silicon metal containing by weight not 
less than 99.99 percent of silicon and provided for in subheading 
2804.61.00 of the HTS) is not subject to this order. Although the HTS 
numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description remains dispositive.

Analysis of the Comments Received

    Petitioner's case brief addressed no issues beyond agreeing with 
the Department's preliminary findings and draft customs instructions. 
In the Preliminary Results, the Department determined that the two 
companies under review, Shanghai Jinneng and Shanghai Jinfeng, did not 
establish their eligibility for separate rate status and would be 
treated as part of the PRC-wide entity.\1\ In these final results of 
review, we have continued to treat these two companies as part of the 
PRC-wide entity. We are adopting the Preliminary Decision Memorandum as 
the Final Issues and Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is a public document and 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 and in the Central 
Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. 
In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Results Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and the electronic 
versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.
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Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (``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 in accordance with the final results of this review. The 
Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days 
after the publication date of the final results of this review. We 
intend to instruct CBP to liquidate POR entries of subject merchandise 
exported by Shanghai Jinneng and Shanghai Jinfeng at the PRC-wide 
entity rate, which is 139.49 percent.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the 
subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date in the Federal 
Register of the final results of the review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed 
PRC and non-PRC exporters not named above that received a separate rate 
in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will 
continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (2) for all PRC 
exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be 
entitled to a separate rate, including Shanghai Jinneng and Shanghai 
Jinfeng, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for the PRC-wide 
entity, which is 139.49 percent; (3) 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 exporter that 
supplied that non-PRC exporter.
    These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect 
until further notice.

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 Department'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

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continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/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.
    This notice of the final results of this antidumping duty 
administrative review is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: July 11, 2016.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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DatesEffective July 20, 2016.
ContactAleksandras Nakutis, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 3147.
FR Citation81 FR 47157 

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