Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Pursuant to Court Decision:

 
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Federal Register: September 2, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 170)

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-351-838, A-533-840, A-570-893, A-549-822, A-552-802

Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Brazil, India, the People's

Republic of China, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam:

Notice of Amended Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value

Pursuant to Court Decision

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration,

Department of Commerce

DATES: September 2, 2010.

SUMMARY: On April 14, 2010, the United States Court of International

Trade (``CIT'') sustained the remand redetermination \1\ issued by the

Department of Commerce (``Department'') pursuant to the CIT's remand order involving the antidumping duty investigations of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, Ecuador, India, the People's Republic of

China, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.\2\ In Ad Hoc

IV, the CIT sustained the Department's finding that dusted shrimp should be included within the scope of these investigations. The

Department is therefore now issuing amended final determinations that include dusted shrimp within the scope of the investigations.

\1\ See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court

Remand, Court No. 05-00192, (October 29, 2009) (``Final

Redetermination''), found at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/remands/09- 69.pdf.

\2\ See Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, Versaggi Shrimp

Corporation, and Indian Ridge Shrimp Company v. United States, Slip

Op. 10-39 (CIT 2010) (``Ad Hoc IV'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD Operations,

Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration,

U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW.,

Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2312.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ad Hoc IV arose out of the Department's final determinations \3\ and amended final

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determinations \4\ in the original investigations of certain frozen warmwater shrimp. In Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, Versaggi

Shrimp Corporation, and Indian Ridge Shrimp Company v. United States,

Consol. Court No. 05-00192 (July 1, 2009) (``Remand Opinion and

Order''), the CIT remanded the issue of the Department's decision to exclude dusted shrimp from the scope of the antidumping duty investigations on certain frozen and canned warmwater shrimp.\5\ In the

Final Redetermination submitted in response to the Remand Opinion and

Order, the Department found that dusted shrimp should be included within the scope of the investigations. On April 14, 2010, the CIT affirmed all aspects of the Department's remand redetermination. Ad Hoc

IV represents a final and conclusive court decision. As noted in the

Final Redetermination, it is unnecessary to recalculate any Notice of antidumping duty margins for these amended final determinations.\6\

\3\ See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair

Value: Certain Frozen and Canned Warmwater Shrimp From Brazil, 69 FR 76910 (December 23, 2004) (``Brazil Final Determination''); Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain

Frozen and Canned Warmwater Shrimp From Ecuador, 69 FR 76913

(December 23, 2004) (``Ecuador Final Determination''); Notice of

Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Negative

Final Determination of Critical Circumstances: Certain Frozen and

Canned Warmwater Shrimp From India, 69 FR 76916 (December 23, 2004)

(``India FinaL Determination''); Notice of Final Determination of

Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Frozen and Canned Warmwater

Shrimp From the People's Republic of China, 69 FR 70997 (December 8, 2004) (``China Final Determination''); Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Certain Frozen and Canned

Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand, 69 FR 76918 (December 23, 2004)

(``Thailand Final Determination''); Final Determination of Sales at

Less Than Fair Value: Certain Frozen and Canned Warmwater Shrimp

From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 69 FR 71005 (December 8, 2004) (``Vietnam Final Determination''); collectively the ``Shrimp

AD Final Determinations.''

\4\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less

Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warm water Shrimp from Brazil, 70 FR 5143 (February 1, 2005) (``Brazil

Amended Final Determination & Order''); Notice of Amended Final

Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty

Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Ecuador, 70 FR 5156

(February 1, 2005) (``Ecuador Amended Final Determination &

Order''); Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less

Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater

Shrimp from India, 70 FR 5147 (February 1, 2005) (``India Amended

Final Determination & Order''); Notice of Amended Final

Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty

Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the People's Republic of

China, 70 FR 5149 (February 1, 2005) (``China Amended Final

Determination & Order''); Notice of Amended Final Determination of

Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain

Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand, 70 FR 5145 (February 1, 2005)

(``Thailand Amended Final Determination & Order''); Notice of

Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and

Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the

Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 70 FR 5152 (February 1, 2005)

(``Vietnam Amended Final Determination & Order''); collectively, the

``Shrimp AD Amended Finals and Orders.''

\5\ See Remand Opinion and Order at 27.

\6\ See Final Redetermination at 18, stating that across the investigations for all countries, only one respondent reported sales of dusted shrimp and that these sales had been inadvertently included in the antidumping duty calculation.

We note that prior to Ad Hoc IV, the Department revoked the antidumping duty order with respect to Ecuador.\7\ Thus, we are not including Ecuador in these amended final determinations pursuant to court order. Also prior to Ad Hoc IV, the Department revoked the antidumping duty order with respect to Thai I-Mei Frozen Foods Co.,

Ltd.\8\ and the Rubicon Group\9\ in Shrimp from Thailand. Subsequent to

Ad Hoc IV but prior to these amended final determinations, the

Department also revoked the antidumping duty order with respect to Devi

Seafoods Ltd.\10\ in Shrimp from India. Accordingly, we are not including these companies in these final determinations pursuant to court order.

\7\ See Implementation of the Findings of the WTO Panel in

United States Antidumping Measure on Shrimp from Ecuador: Notice of

Determination Under section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act and Revocation of the Antidumping Duly Order on Frozen Warmwater

Shrimp from Ecuador, 72 FR 48257 (August 17, 2007).

\8\ See Implementation of the Findings of the WTO Panel in

United States--Antidumping Measure on Shrimp From Thailand: Notice of Determination Under Section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements

Act and Partial Revocation of the Antidumping Duty Order on Frozen

Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand, 74 FR 5638 (January 30 2009).

\9\ See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand: Final

Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Notice of Revocation in Part, 74 FR 52452 (October 13, 2009) (Shrimp from

Thailand). The Rubicon Group consists of the following companies:

Andaman Seafood Co., Ltd., Chanthaburi Frozen Food Co., Ltd.,

Chanthaburi Seafoods Co., Ltd., Intersia Foods Co., Ltd. (the successor in interest to Y2K Frozen Food Co., Ltd.), Phatthana

Seafood Co., Ltd., S.C.C. Frozen Seafood Co., Ltd., Thailand Fishery

Cold Storage Public Co., Ltd., Thai International Seafoods Co.,

Ltd., Wales & Co. Universe Limited, and Sea Wealth Frozen Food Co.

Therefore, we have not listed any of the Rubicon Group companies in the amended final rates section below.

\10\ See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final

Results of Antidumnping Duly Administrative Review, Partial

Rescission of Review, and Notice of Revocation of Order in Part, 75

FR 41813 (July 19, 2010) (Shrimp from India).

Amendment to the Final Determinations

As we now find that dusted shrimp is within the scope of the investigations, we have included revised scope language below. We note that the original shrimp investigations also included canned warmwater shrimp. However, given that the U.S. International Trade Commission

(``ITC'') failed to find injury with respect to canned warmwater shrimp and that the subsequent Shrimp AD Amended Finals and Orders did not include canned warmwater shrimp, we are similarly not including any reference to canned warmwater shrimp in the revised scope language.

While the Department finds that dusted shrimp are no longer excluded from the scope of the investigations, it has retained the five-step definition of the dusting process, as dusting is a necessary precursor for producing battered shrimp, which remain outside the scope.

Scope of the Investigations

The scope of these investigations includes certain warmwater shrimp and prawns, whether frozen, wild-caught (ocean harvested) or farm- raised (produced by aquaculture), head-on or head-off, shell-on or peeled, tail-on or tail-off,\11\ deveined or not deveined, cooked or raw, or otherwise processed in frozen form.

\11\ ``Tails'' in this context means the tail fan, which includes the telson and the uropods.

The frozen warmwater shrimp and prawn products included in the scope of these investigations, regardless of definitions in the

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTS''), are products which are processed from warmwater shrimp and prawns through freezing and which are sold in any count size.

The products described above maybe processed from any species of warmwater shrimp and prawns. Warmwater shrimp and prawns are generally classified in, but are not limited to, the Penaeidae family. Some examples of the farmed and wild-caught warmwater species include, but are not limited to, whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannemei), banana prawn

(Penaeus merguiensis), fleshy prawn (Penaeus chinensis), giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), giant tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon), redspotted shrimp (Penaeus brasiliensis), southern brown shrimp

(Penaeus subtilis), southern pink shrimp (Penaeus notialis), southern rough shrimp (Trachypenaeus curvirostris), southern white shrimp

(Penaeus schmitti), blue shrimp (Penaeus stylirostris), western white shrimp (Penaeus occidentalis), and Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus).

Frozen shrimp and prawns that are packed with marinade, spices or sauce are included in the scope of these investigations. In addition, food preparations (including dusted shrimp), which are not ``prepared meals,'' that

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contain more than 20 percent by weight of shrimp or prawn are also included in the scope of these investigations.

Excluded from the scope are: (1) Breaded shrimp and prawns (HTS subheading 1605.20.10.20); (2) shrimp and prawns generally classified in the Pandalidae family and commonly referred to as coldwater shrimp, in any state of processing; (3) fresh shrimp and prawns whether shell- on or peeled (HTS subheadings 0306.23.00.20 and 0306.23.00.40); (4) shrimp and prawns in prepared meals (HTS subheading 1605.20.05.10); (5) dried shrimp and prawns; (6) Lee Kum Kee's shrimp sauce; \12\ (7) canned warmwater shrimp and prawns (HTS subheading 1605.20.10.40); and

(8) certain battered shrimp. Battered shrimp is a shrimp-based product:

(1) That is produced from fresh (or thawed-from-frozen) and peeled shrimp; (2) to which a ``dusting'' layer of rice or wheat flour of at least 95 percent purity has been applied; (3) with the entire surface of the shrimp flesh thoroughly and evenly coated with the flour; (4) with the nonshrimp content of the end product constituting between four and 10 percent of the product's total weight after being dusted, but prior to being frozen; and (5) that is subjected to individually quick frozen (``IQF'') freezing immediately after application of the dusting layer. When dusted in accordance with the definition of dusting above, the battered shrimp product is also coated with a wet viscous layer containing egg and/or milk, and par-fried.

\12\ The specific exclusion for Lee Kum Kee's shrimp sauce applies only to the scope in the PRC case.

The products covered by these investigations are currently classified under the following HTS subheadings: 0306.13.00.03, 0306.13.00.06, 0306.13.00.09, 0306.13.00.12, 0306.13.00.15, 0306.13.00.18, 0306.13.00.21, 0306.13.00.24, 0306.13.00.27, 0306.13.00.40, 1605.20.10.10, and 1605.20.10.30. These HTS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes only and are not dispositive, but rather the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

Currently, liquidation is suspended and cash deposits are required for all entries of subject merchandise except for dusted shrimp. With respect to dusted shrimp, in accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'') and Ad Hoc IV, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to require cash deposits or the posting of a bond equal to the estimated amount by which the normal value exceeds the U.S. price. Suspension of liquidation is ordered to begin effective the date of publication of these amended final determinations.

During the course of the original investigations, the Department only excluded dusted shrimp at the final determination. Thus, a portion of the original 180-day period for the provisional measures still applies to dusted shrimp (i.e., the difference between the date of the final determination and the date on which the provisional measures expired in the original investigation). Thus, for China and Vietnam, the Department will order CBP to suspend entries for 35 days starting the date of publication of these amended final determinations in the

Federal Register. For Brazil, India and Thailand, the Department will order CBP to suspend entries for 39 days starting the date of publication of these amended final determinations in the Federal

Register. Absent an affirmative injury determination by the ITC the

Department will lift the suspension of liquidation at the end of this time period. The applicable rates for dusted shrimp are the rates calculated during the investigation of sales at less than fair value

(``LTFV''), as outlined by the charts below.

Margin

Manufacturer/exporter

(percent)

Brazil:

Maricultura Netuno S.A./Empresa de Armazenagem

7.94

Frigorifica Ltda......................................

Cia. Exportadora de Produtos do Mar (Produmar)/Central

4.97 de Industrializa[ccedil][atilde]o e

Distribui[ccedil][atilde]o de Alimentos Ltda..........

Norte Pesca, S.A.......................................

67.80

All Others.............................................

7.05

India:

Hindustan Lever Ltd....................................

15.36

Nekkanti Seafoods Ltd..................................

9.71

All Others.............................................

10.17

Thailand:

The Union Frozen Products Co., Ltd.....................

5.34

All Others.............................................

5.34

The People's Republic of China:

Allied Pacific Group...................................

80.19

Yelin Enterprise Co. Hong Kong \13\....................

82.27

Shantou Red Garden Foodstuff Co., Ltd..................

27.89

Asian Seafoods (Zhanjiang) Co., Ltd....................

53.68

Beihai Zhengwu Industry Co., Ltd.......................

53.68

Chaoyang Qiaofeng Group Co., Ltd. (Shantou Qiaofeng

53.68

(Group) Co., Ltd.) (Shantou/Chaoyang Qiaofeng)........

Chenghai Nichi Lan Food Co., Ltd.......................

53.68

Dalian Ftz Sea-Rich International Trading Co., Ltd.....

53.68

Dongri Aquatic Products Freezing Plants................

53.68

Fuqing Dongwei Aquatic Products Industry Co., Ltd......

53.68

Gallant Ocean (Liangjiang) Co., Ltd....................

53.68

Hainan Fruit Vegetable Food Allocation Co., Ltd........

53.68

Hainan Golden Spring Foods Co., Ltd./Hainan Brich

53.68

Aquatic Products Co., Ltd.............................

Jinfu Trading Co., Ltd.................................

53.68

Kaifeng Ocean Sky Industry Co., Ltd....................

53.68

Leizhou Zhulian Frozen Food Co., Ltd...................

53.68

Pingyang Xinye Aquatic Products Co., Ltd...............

53.68

Savvy Seafood Inc......................................

53.68

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Shanghai Taoen International Trading Co., Ltd..........

53.68

Shantou Wanya Food Factory Co., Ltd....................

53.68

Shantou Jinyuan District Mingfeng Quick-Frozen Factory.

53.68

Shantou Long Feng Foodstuffs Co., Ltd. (Shantou

53.68

Longfeng Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.)........................

Shantou Ocean Freezing Industry and Trade General

53.68

Corporation...........................................

Shantou Shengping Oceanstar Business Co., Ltd..........

53.68

Shantou Yuexing Enterprise Company.....................

53.68

Shantou Ruiyuan Industry Co., Ltd......................

53.68

Shantou Freezing Aquatic Product Food Stuffs Co........

53.68

Shantou Jinhang Aquatic Industry Co., Ltd..............

53.68

Xuwen Hailang Breeding Co., Ltd........................

53.68

Yantai Wei-Cheng Food Co., Ltd.........................

53.68

Zhangjiang Bobogo Ocean Co., Ltd.......................

53.68

Zhangjiang Newpro Food Co., Ltd........................

53.68

Zhanjiang Go-Harvest Aquatic Products Co., Ltd.........

53.68

Zhanjiang Runhai Foods Co., Ltd........................

53.68

Zhanjiang Evergreen Aquatic Product Science and

53.68

Technology Co., Ltd...................................

Zhanjiang Universal Seafood Corp.......................

53.68

Zhejiang Cereals, Oils & Foodstuff Import & Export Co.,

53.68

Ltd...................................................

Zhoushan Xifeng Aquatic Co., Ltd.......................

53.68

Zhoushan Huading Seafood Co., Ltd......................

53.68

Zhoushan Cereals Oils and Foodstuffs Import and Export

53.68

Co., Ltd..............................................

Zhoushan Lizhou Fishery Co., Ltd.......................

53.68

Zhoushan Diciyuan Aquatic Products Co., Ltd............

53.68

PRC-Wide Rate..........................................

112.81

Vietnam: \14\

Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export

55.24

Corporation\15\.......................................

Kim Anh Company Limited \16\...........................

25.76

Minh Phu Seafood Corporation \17\......................

74.38

Minh Hai Joint Stock Seafoods Processing Company\18\...

84.30

Amanda Foods (Vietnam) Ltd.\19\........................

4.57

Aquatic Products Trading Company \20\..................

4.57

Bac Lieu Fisheries Company Limited \21\................

4.57

Coastal Fisheries Development Corporation \22\.........

4.57

Cai Doi Vam Seafood Import-Export Company \23\.........

4.57

Cam Ranh Seafoods Processing Enterprise Company \24\...

4.57

Can Tho Agriculture and Animal Products Import Export

4.57

Company \25\..........................................

Cantho Animal Fisheries Product Processing Export

4.57

Enterprise \26\.......................................

Vietnam-Wide Rate......................................

25.76

\13\ The Department has determined that Hilltop International is the successor-in-interest to Yelin Enterprise Co. Hong Kong. See

Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the People's Republic of China:

Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 72 FR 33447

(June 18, 2007).

\14\ The Department has determined that Bac Lieu Fisheries Joint

Stock Company (``Bac Lieu JSC''), Cadovimex Seafood Import-Export and Processing Joint Stock Company (``Cadovimex Vietnam''), Soc

Trang Seafood Joint Stock Company (``STAPIMEX JSC''), Thuan Phuoc

Seafoods and Trading Corporation (``Thuan Phuoc JSC''), and UTXI

Aquatic Products Processing Corporation (``UTXI Corp.'') are successors-in-interest, respectively, to Bac Lieu Fisheries Company

Limited (``Bac Lieu Limited''), Cai Doi Vam Seafood Import-Export

Company (``Cadovimex''), Soc Trang Aquatic Products and General

Import Export Company (``STAPIMEX''), Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and

Trading Corporation (``Thuan Phuoc SOE''), and UTXI Aquatic Products

Processing Company (``UTXI''). See Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from

Vietnam. Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed

Circumstances Reviews, 74 FR 42050 (August 20, 2009).

\15\ Also known as Camimex and Camau Seafood Factory No. 4.

\16\ Not a separate rate.

\17\ Also known as Minh Phu Seafood Export-Import Corporation,

Minh Phu, Minh Phu Seafood Pte., Minh Qui Seafood Co. Ltd., Minh

Qui, Minh Phat Seafood Co. Ltd. and Minh Phat.

\18\ Also known as Seaprodex Minh Hai.

\19\ Also known as Amanda VN and Amanda.

\20\ Also known as APT and A.P.T. Co.

\21\ Also known as Bac Lieu, BACLIEUFIS, Bac Lieu Fis, Bac Lieu

Fisheries Co. Ltd., Bac Lieu Fisheries Limited Company and Bac Lieu

Fisheries Company Ltd.

\22\ Also known as COFIDEC.

\23\ Also known as Cadovimex.

\24\ Also known as Cam Ranh.

\25\ Also known as Cataco, Duyen Hai Foodstuffs Processing

Factory, Caseafood, Coseafex and Cantho Seafood Export.

\26\ Also known as Cafatex, Cafatex Vietnam, Xi Nghiep Che Bien

Thuy Suc San Xuat Khau Can Tho, CAS, CAS Branch, Cafatex Saigon,

Cafatex Fishery Joint Stock Corporation, Cafatex Corporation and

Taydo Seafood Enterprise.

International Trade Commission Notification

As the CIT in Ad Hoc IV has upheld our finding that dusted shrimp should be within the scope of the investigations, we have notified the

ITC of our amended final determinations of sales at LTFV. If the ITC determines that material injury or threat of material injury does not exist, the proceeding will be terminated, and all securities posted will be refunded or canceled, with regard to dusted shrimp. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, the Department will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation.

We are issuing and publishing these amended final determinations of sales at less than fair value and notice in accordance with sections 516A(a)(B)(i) and 777(i) of the Act.

Dated: August 19, 2010.

Ronald K. Lorentzen,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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