Antidumping: Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Socialist Republic of Vietnam

 
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Federal Register: October 20, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 201)

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Page 53701-53703

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-552-802

Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of

Vietnam: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative

Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration,

Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: On September 15, 2009, the Department of Commerce

(``Department'') published the final results and final partial rescission of the antidumping duty administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the

Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') covering the period

February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. See Certain Frozen

Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 47191 (September 15, 2009) (``Final Results''). Pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), and 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending the Final Results to correct a ministerial error in the name assigned to a respondent not selected for individual examination, Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and Trading Corporation, that received a separate rate.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 20, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik, AD/CVD Operations,

Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration,

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

Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6905.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On September 15, 2009, Minh Hai Export Frozen Seafood Processing

Joint-Stock Company, Soc Trang Seafood Joint Stock Company, Bac Lieu

Fisheries Joint Stock Company, Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and Trading

Corporation, and UTXI Aquatic Products Processing Corporation

(collectively, ``SR respondents'') filed timely allegations, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(c)(1), that the Department made ministerial errors regarding the respective company names listed in the Final Results. No other interested parties filed ministerial error allegations or rebuttals to the SR respondents' ministerial error allegation.

The SR respondents allege that the Department made a ministerial error with respect to the names listed in the ``Final Results of

Review'' section of the Final Results. Specifically, Soc Trang Seafood

Joint Stock Company claims that the Department inadvertently omitted the claimed ``doing-business-as'' (``dba'') name of ``STAPIMEX'' from the Final Results. Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and Trading Corporation argues that its name abbreviated as ``Thuan Phuoc JSC'' in the Final Results is not a dba name actually used by the company. Additionally, Thuan

Phuoc Seafoods and Trading Corporation argues that the Department omitted six other dba names from the Final Results.\1\ UTXI Aquatic

Products Processing Corporation argues that the Department made a ministerial error in the Final Results by omitting the following dba names: UTXI, UTXI Co. Ltd., Khanh Loi Seafood Factory, and Hoang Phuong

Seafood Factory. Lastly, Minh Hai Export Frozen Seafood Processing

Joint-Stock Company argues that the Department omitted the abbreviation

``Minh Hai Export-Jostoco'' from the Final Results.

\1\ Thuan Phuoc, Frozen Seafoods Factory No. 32, Frozen Seafoods

Fty, Frozen Seafoods Factory 32, Seafoods and Foodstuff Factory, and

My Son Seafood Factory.

Amended Final Results of Review

A ministerial error, as defined in section 751(h) of the Act, includes ``errors in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other type of unintentional error which the {Secretary{time} considers ministerial.'' See also 19 CFR 351.224(f). After analyzing the SR respondents' allegations, we have determined, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), that the Department made a ministerial error in the Final

Results by unintentionally assigning to Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and

Trading Corporation an abbreviated form of its name, ``Thuan Phuoc

JSC,'' that was not used by the company as a trade name.\2\ Therefore, we are amending the final results of administrative review of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Vietnam for the period February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008, to remove ``Thuan Phuoc JSC'' as an abbreviation of SR respondent, Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and Trading

Corporation. Although we disagree that we made ministerial errors with respect to the other allegations referenced above, for clarification we will include dba names in these amended final results. For further explanation of our reasons, see Amended Final Memo. The weighted- average percentage dumping margins have not changed from the Final

Results for any companies:

\2\``For a detailed explanation, see ``Memorandum to James C.

Doyle, Director, Office 9, through Catherine Bertrand, Program

Manager, Office 9, from Irene Gorelik, Senior Analyst, Office 9;

Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of

Vietnam: Allegation of Ministerial Error in the Final Results of the

Third Administrative Review,'' dated concurrently with the signature date of this notice (``Amended Final Memo''). In the Amended Final

Memo, the Department also addresses the ministerial error allegations brought by Minh Hai Export Frozen Seafood Processing

Joint-Stock Company, Soc Trang Seafood Joint Stock Company, Bac Lieu

Fisheries Joint Stock Company, and UTXI Aquatic Products Processing

Corporation.

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Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Vietnam

Weighted-Average Margin

Manufacturer/Exporter

(Percent)

Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and Trading

Corporation\3\ aka,......................

Frozen Seafoods Factory No. 32, aka,....

Frozen Seafoods Fty, aka,...............

Thuan Phuoc, aka........................

Frozen Seafoods Factory 32, aka.........

Seafoods and Foodstuff Factory, aka.....

My Son Seafoods Factory.................

4.57 %

Minh Hai Export Frozen Seafood Processing

Joint Stock Company, aka.................

Minh Hai Jostoco, aka...................

Minh Hai Export Frozen Seafood

Processing Joint-Stock Company (``Minh

Hai Jostoco''), aka....................

Minh Hai Export Frozen Seafood

Processing Joint-Stock Company, aka....

Minh Hai Joint Stock Seafood Processing

Joint-Stock Company, aka...............

Minh Hai Export Frozen Seafood

Processing Joint-Stock Co., aka........

Minh Hai Export Frozen Seafood

4.57 %

Processing Joint-Stock Company Minh Hai

Jostoco................................

Soc Trang Seafood Joint Stock Company\4\, aka......................................

STAPIMEX................................

4.57 %

UTXI Aquatic Products Processing

Corporation\5\, aka......................

UTXI, aka...............................

UTXI Co. Ltd., aka......................

UTXICO..................................

Khanh Loi Seafood Factory, aka..........

Hoang Phuong Seafood Factory............

4.57 %

Vietnam-Wide Rate\6\......................

25.76 %

\3\ This company, via a CCR, has assumed the separate rate for the former entity and all other trade names associated with the former entity that had also been previously granted separate rate status. See

Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Vietnam: Notice of Final Results of

Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews, 74 FR 42050 (August 20, 2009) (``Vietnam Shrimp CCR Final''); see also Final Results and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 17.

\4\ This company, via a CCR, has assumed the separate rate for the former entity and all other trade names associated with the former entity that had also been previously granted separate rate status.

See Vietnam Shrimp CCR Final; see also Final Results and accompanying

Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 17.

\5\ This company, via a CCR, has assumed the separate rate for the former entity and all other trade names associated with the former entity that had also been previously granted separate rate status. See

Vietnam Shrimp CCR Final; see also Final Results and accompanying

Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 17.

\6\ The Vietnam-wide entity includes: AAAS Logistics; Agrimex; Amerasian

Shipping Logistics Corp.; American Container Line; An Giang Fisheries

Import and Export Joint Stock Company (Agifish); An Xuyen; Angiang

Agricultural; Technology Service Company; Aquatic Products Trading

Company; Bentre Aquaproduct Imports & Exports; Bentre Forestry and

Aquaproduct Import-Export Company (``FAQUIMEX''); Bentre Frozen

Aquaproduct Exports; Bentre Seafood Joint Stock; Beseaco, Binh Dinh

Fishery Joint Stock; Cantho Import-Export Seafood Joint Stock

Company(``Caseamex''); Can Tho Import Export Fishery Limited Company

(``CAFISH``); Ca Mau Seaproducts Exploitation and Service Corporation

(``SES''); Camau Seafood Fty; Can Tho Seafood Exports; Cautre

Enterprises; Chun Cheng Da Nang Co., Ltd.; Co Hieu; Cong Ty Do Hop

Viet Cuong; Dao Van Manh; Dong Phuc Huynh; Dragon Waves Frozen Food

Fty.; Duyen Hai Bac Lieu Company (``T.K. Co.''); Duyen Hai Foodstuffs

Processing Factory (``COSEAFEX''); General Imports & Exports; Hacota;

Hai Ha Private Enterprise; Hai Thuan Export Seaproduct Processing Co.,

Ltd. ; Hai Viet; Hai Viet Corporation (``HAVICO''); Hanoi Seaproducts

Import Export Corporation (``Seaprodex Hanoi''); Seaprodex Hanoi;

Hatrang Frozen Seaproduct Fty; Hoa Nam Marine Agricultural; Hoan An

Fishery; Hoan Vu Marine Product Co., Ltd.; Hua Heong Food Ind Vietnam;

Khanh Loi Trading; Kien Gang Sea Products Import - Export Company

(Kisimex); Kien Gang Seaproduct Import and Export Company

(``KISIMEX''); Konoike Vinatrans Logistics; Lamson Import-Export

Foodstuffs Corporation; Long An Food Processing Export Joint Stock

Company (``LAFOOCO''); Lucky Shing; Nam Hai; Nha Trang Company

Limited; Nha Trang Fisheries Co. Ltd.; Pataya Food Industry (Vietnam)

Ltd.; Phat Loc Seafood; Phung Hung Private Business; Saigon Orchide;

Sea Product; Sea Products Imports & Exports; Seafood Company Zone II

(``Thusaco2''); Seafood Processing Joint Stock Company No.9

(previously Seafood Processing Imports Exports); Seafoods and

Foodstuff Factory; Seaprodex; Seaprodex Quang Tri; Sonacos; Song Huong

ASC Import-Export Company Ltd.; Song Huong ASC Joint Stock Company;

Special Aquatic Products Joint Stock Company (``Seaspimex''); SSC; T &

T Co., Ltd.; Tacvan Frozen Seafoods Processing Export Company; Thami

Shipping & Airfreight; Thang Long; Thanh Long; Thanh Doan Seaproducts

Import; Thien Ma Seafood; Tourism Material and Equipment Company

(Matourimex Hochiminh City Branch); Truc An Company; Trung Duc

Fisheries Private Enterprise; V N Seafoods; Vien Thang Private

Enterprise; Viet Nhan Company; Vietfracht Can Tho; Vietnam Northern

Viking Technologie Co.; Vietnam Northern Viking Technology Co. Ltd.;

Vietnam Tomec Co., Ltd.; Vilfood Co.; and Vita.

Assessment Rate

The Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border

Protection (``CBP'') shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries based on the amended final results. For details on the assessment of antidumping duties on all appropriate entries, see

Final Results. The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the amended final results of the administrative review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

The following deposit rates will be effective retroactively on any entries made on or after September 15, 2009, the date of publication of the Final Results, for all shipments of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Vietnam entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters listed above, the cash deposit rate will be established in these amended final results of review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, i.e., less than 0.5 percent, a zero cash deposit rate will be required for that company); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) for all Vietnamese exporters of subject merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the Vietnamese-wide rate of 25.76 percent; and (4) for all non-Vietnamese

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exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the

Vietnamese exporters that supplied that non-Vietnamese 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 Secretary's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred, and in the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification of Interested Parties

This notice 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 the review period. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.402(f)(3), failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under

APO as explained in the administrative protective order itself. 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 the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

Dated: October 13, 2009.

Ronald K. Lorentzen,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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