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Pure Magnesium in Granular Form From the People's Republic of China; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Commerce.
SUMMARY: On August 2, 2012, the Department of Commerce ("Department") published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium in granular form from the People's Republic of China. The period of review ("POR") is November 1, 2010, through October 31, 2011. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results, but none were received. The final dumping margin applicable to China Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. ("CMN") is listed below in the "Final Results of the Review" section of this notice.
DATES: Effective December 3, 2012.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eve Wang, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6231.

On August 2, 2012, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium in granular form.1

1 See Pure Magnesium in Granular Form From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,77 FR 46030 (August 2, 2012) (“Preliminary Results”).

We invited interested parties to comment on thePreliminary Results,but none were received.

The Department has conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”). As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 29, through October 30, 2012. Thus, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by two days.2 The revised deadline for the final results of this review is now December 2, 2012.3

2 SeeMemorandum to the Record from Paul Piquado, AS for Import Administration, regarding “Tolling of Administrative Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During the Recent Hurricane,” dated October 31, 2012, and placed on the record of this review on November 6, 2012.

3As December 2, 2012, is a Sunday, the signature day will be the next business day, December 3, 2012, in accordance with our practice.SeeNotice of Clarification: Application of “Next Business Day”' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).

Scope of the Order

The merchandise covered by the order includes imports of pure magnesium products, subject to certain exemptions. The merchandise is currently classifiable under item 8104.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United State (“HTSUS”). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.4

4 See Antidumping Duty Order: Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the People's Republic of China,66 FR 57936 (November 19, 2001).

Final Results of the Review

We have made no changes to our findings announced in thePreliminary Results. As a result of our review, we determine that CMN has not demonstrated entitlement to a separate rate and so it remains part of the People's Republic of China (PRC)-wide entity. A dumping margin of 305.56 percent exists for the PRC-wide entity (which includes CMN) for the period November 1, 2010, through October 31, 2011.

The weighted-average dumping margins for the POR are as follows:

Exporter Weighted-
  • average
  • margin
  • (percent)
  • PRC-wide Entity 305.56
    Assessment Rates

    Consistent with these final results, and pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review.

    The Department recently announced a refinement to its assessment practice in NME cases. Pursuant to this refinement in practice, for entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales databases submitted by companies individually examined during this review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the NME-wide rate. In addition, if the Department determines that an exporter under review had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter's case number (i.e.,at that exporter's rate) will be liquidated at the NME-wide rate.5

    5 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties,76 FR 65694 (Oct. 24, 2011).

    Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of this notice for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (2) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise, including CMN, which have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-wide entity rate of 305.56 percent; and (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 requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

    Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a 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 Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (“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/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicialprotective 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 notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213.

    Dated: November 21, 2012. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.