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Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

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Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

Ronald K. Lorentzen
Department of Commerce
January 14, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2415-2417]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00395]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-912]


Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On August 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated the sunset review of the antidumping duty order 
on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the 
People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). As a result of its 
analysis, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty 
order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping 
at the margins indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' 
section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: January 14, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2623.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 1, 2013, the Department published the notice of 
initiation of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on OTR 
tires from the PRC, pursuant to Section 751(c) of the Act.\1\ The 
Department received a notice of intent to participate from Titan Tire 
Corporation (``Titan'') and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, 
Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers 
International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC (``USW'') (collectively, ``domestic 
interested parties''). Titan claimed interested party status under 
section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer of the domestic 
like product. USW claimed interested party status under section 
771(9)(D) of the Act as a certified or recognized union representing 
workers engaged in manufacturing the domestic like product.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 78 FR 46575 
(August 1, 2013).
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    On September 3, 2013, the Department received an adequate 
substantive response from the domestic interested parties identified 
above within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). 
The Department did not receive a substantive response from any 
respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the 
Department has conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the 
antidumping duty order on OTR tires from the PRC.
    As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion 
to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal 
Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013.\2\ Therefore, all 
deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 
days.
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    \2\ See Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Deadlines Affected by 
the Shutdown of the Federal Government.''
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are new pneumatic tires designed 
for off-the-road and off-highway use, subject to certain exceptions. 
The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') subheadings: 
4011.20.10.25, 4011.20.10.35, 4011.20.50.30, 4011.20.50.50, 
4011.61.00.00, 4011.62.00.00, 4011.63.00.00, 4011.69.00.00, 
4011.92.00.00, 4011.93.40.00, 4011.93.80.00, 4011.94.40.00, and 
4011.94.80.00. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, our written description of the scope is dispositive.
    For a full description of the scope, see ``Issues and Decision 
Memorandum for the Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of 
the Antidumping Duty Order on New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from the 
People's Republic of China,'' from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald 
K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, dated December 16, 2013 (``Issues and Decision 
Memorandum'').

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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of 
dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the order 
were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of these issues 
and the corresponding recommendations in this public document, which is 
on file electronically via IA ACCESS. IA ACCESS is available to 
registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Central 
Records Unit in Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. 
In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum 
can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.ita.doc.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Sunset Review

    We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty order on OTR 
tires from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average percentage 
margins:

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                                                      Weighted-average
                Exporters/producers                   margin (percent)
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Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd./Guizhou Advance Rubber.....                  5.10
Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd./Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd......                  5.10
Hebei Starbright Co., Ltd./GPX International Tire                  29.93
 Corporation, Ltd./Hebei Starbright Co., Ltd......
Tianjin United Tire Rubber International Co., Ltd.                  8.39
 (``TUTRIC'').....................................
Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd......................                  9.92
Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd..............................                 12.83
Double Coin Holdings Ltd..........................                 12.83
Double Coin Holdings Ltd./Double Coin Group Rugao                  12.83
 Tyre Co., Ltd....................................
Double Coin Holdings Ltd./Double Coin Group                        12.83
 Shanghai Donghai Tyre Co., Ltd...................
Double Happiness Tyre Industries Corp., Ltd.......                 12.83
Jiangsu Feichi Co., Ltd...........................                 12.83
Kenda Rubber (China) Co., Ltd./Kenda Global                        12.83
 Holding Co., Ltd. (Cayman Islands)/Kenda Rubber
 (China) Co., Ltd.................................
KS Holding Limited/Oriental Tyre Technology Ltd...                 12.83
KS Holding Limited/Shandong Taishan Tyre Co., Ltd.                 12.83
KS Holding Limited/Xu Zhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd..                 12.83
Laizhou Xiongying Rubber Industry Co., Ltd........                 12.83
Oriental Tyre Technology Limited/Midland Off the                   12.83
 Road Tire Co., Ltd...............................
Oriental Tyre Technology Limited/Midland Specialty                 12.83
 Tire Co., Ltd....................................
Oriental Tyre Technology Limited/Xuzhou Hanbang                    12.83
 Tyres Co., Ltd...................................
Qingdao Aonuo Tyre Co., Ltd.......................                 12.83
Qingdao Etyre International Trade Co., Ltd./                       12.83
 Shandong Xingda Tyre Co. Ltd.....................
Qingdao Etyre International Trade Co., Ltd./                       12.83
 Shandong Xingyuan International Trade Co. Ltd....
Qingdao Etyre International Trade Co., Ltd./                       12.83
 Shandong Xingyuan Rubber Co. Ltd.................
Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full-World International                   12.83
 Trading Co., Ltd./Qingdao Eastern Industrial
 Group Co., Ltd...................................
Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full-World International                   12.83
 Trading Co., Ltd./Qingdao Qihang Tyre Co., Ltd...
Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full-World International                   12.83
 Trading Co., Ltd./Qingdao Shuanghe Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full-World International                   12.83
 Trading Co., Ltd./Qingdao Yellowsea Tyre Factory.
Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full-World International                   12.83
 Trading Co., Ltd./Shandong Zhentai Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Hengda Tyres Co., Ltd.....................                 12.83
Qingdao Milestone Tyre Co., Ltd./Qingdao Shuanghe                  12.83
 Tyre Co., Ltd....................................
Qingdao Milestone Tyre Co., Ltd./Shandong Zhentai                  12.83
 Tyre Co., Ltd....................................
Qingdao Milestone Tyre Co., Ltd./Shifeng Double-                   12.83
 Star Tire Co., Ltd...............................
Qingdao Milestone Tyre Co., Ltd./Weifang Longtai                   12.83
 Tyre Co., Ltd....................................
Qingdao Qihang Tyre Co., Ltd......................                 12.83
Qingdao Qizhou Rubber Co., Ltd....................                 12.83
Qingdao Sinorient International Ltd./Qingdao                       12.83
 Hengda Tyres Co., Ltd............................
Qingdao Sinorient International Ltd./Shifeng                       12.83
 Double-Star Tire Co., Ltd........................
Qingdao Sinorient International Ltd./Tengzhou                      12.83
 Broncho Tyre Co., Ltd............................
Shandong Huitong Tyre Co., Ltd....................                 12.83
Shandong Jinyu Tyre Co., Ltd......................                 12.83
Shandong Taishan Tyre Co., Ltd....................                 12.83
Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co., Ltd.................                 12.83
Shandong Xingyuan International Trading Co., Ltd./                 12.83
 Shangdong Xingda Tyre Co., Ltd...................
Shandong Xingyuan International Trading Co., Ltd./                 12.83
 Xingyuan Tyre Group Co., Ltd.....................
Techking Tires Limited/Shandong Xingda Tyre Co.                    12.83
 Ltd..............................................
Techking Tires Limited/Shandong Xingyuan                           12.83
 International Trade Co. Ltd......................
Techking Tires Limited/Shandong Xingyuan Rubber                    12.83
 Co. Ltd..........................................
Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd............................                 12.83
Wendeng Sanfeng Tyre Co., Ltd.....................                 12.83
Zhaoyuan Leo Rubber Co., Ltd......................                 12.83
PRC-Entity Rate...................................                210.48
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice also serves as the only 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. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure 
to

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comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is 
subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing the final results of this sunset 
review in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act.

    Dated: December 16, 2013.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-00395 Filed 1-13-14; 8:45 am]
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