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Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review

Paul Piquado
International Trade Administration
February 12, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8436-8437]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03069]


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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 Antidumping Duty Changed 
Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: On December 27, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published its Preliminary Results of a changed 
circumstances review (``CCR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain 
new pneumatic off-the road (``OTR'') tires from the People's Republic 
of China (``PRC'').\1\ The Department preliminarily determined that 
Zhongce Rubber Group Company Limited (``Zhongce'') is the successor-in-
interest to Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co., Ltd. (``Hangzhou'') and 
invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. As no parties 
submitted subsequent comment, the Department is making no changes to 
the Preliminary Results.
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    \1\ See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the 
People's Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 78 FR 78814 (December 
27, 2013) (``Preliminary Results'').

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DATES: Effective Date: February 12, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-4987.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 4, 2008, the Department published in the Federal 
Register an antidumping duty order on OTR tires from the PRC.\2\ In the 
third administrative review of the Order, Hangzhou received its own 
calculated rate of 112.41 percent.\3\
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    \2\ See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the 
People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty 
Order, 73 FR 51624 (September 4, 2008) (``Order'').
    \3\ See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review and Final Rescission, in Part; 2010-2011, 78 
FR 22513 (April 16, 2013).
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    On November 5, 2013, Zhongce requested that the Department conduct 
a changed circumstances review of the Order to confirm that Zhongce is 
the successor-in-interest to Hangzhou.\4\ In its submission, Zhongce 
explained that the only change was to the name of the company, and 
provided evidence supporting its claim.\5\
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    \4\ See Letter from Zhongce to the Department titled ``New 
Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From the PRC: Request for Hangzhou 
Zhongce Rubber Co., Ltd. for Changed Circumstances Review'' 
(November 5, 2013).
    \5\ Id. at 2-3 and Attachments 1, 2, and 3.
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    On December 27, 2013, we made a preliminary finding that Zhongce is 
the successor-in-interest to Hangzhou and thus, should receive the same 
antidumping duty treatment with respect to OTR tires from the PRC as 
the former Hangzhou.\6\ We also stated that interested parties had 30 
days in which to request a hearing and submit case briefs.\7\ No party 
submitted case briefs. Thus, consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we are 
issuing this final determination within 45 days of our preliminary 
finding.
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    \6\ See Preliminary Results, 78 FR at 78815.
    \7\ Id.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this Order includes new pneumatic tires 
designed for off-the-road and off-highway use, subject to certain 
exceptions.\8\ 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. The HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes only; the written product 
description of the scope of the order is dispositive.
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    \8\ For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see 
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic 
of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 
2011-2012, 78 FR 33341 (June 4, 2013), and accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum at ``Scope.''
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Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    Because no parties submitted comments opposing the Department's 
Preliminary Results, and because there is no other information or 
evidence on the record that calls into question the Preliminary 
Results, the Department determines that Zhongce is the successor-in-
interest to Hangzhou for the purpose of determining antidumping duty 
liability.

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Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to 
suspend liquidation and collect a cash deposit rate of 112.41 percent 
on all shipments of the subject merchandise exported by Zhongce and 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after the 
publication date of these results of changed circumstances review.\9\
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    \9\ See, e.g., Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: 
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances 
Review, 77 FR 21963 (April 12, 2012); see also Notice of Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain 
Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand, 75 FR 74684, 74685 (December 
1, 2010).
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Notification

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. 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 sanctionable violation.
    We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3).

    Dated: February 6, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-03069 Filed 2-11-14; 8:45 am]
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