Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 64318-64325 [2011-26932]

Download as PDF 64318 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices Scope-Related Issues Comment 8 Exclusion Requests for Plywood Panels or Veneer Comment 9 Strand-Woven Lignocellulosic Flooring Comment 10 Scope Language Regarding HTSUS Subheadings Comment 11 Continued Requests for Certain Exclusions [FR Doc. 2011–26892 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–970] Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: October 18, 2011. SUMMARY: On May 26, 2011, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published its preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’) in the antidumping investigation of multilayered wood flooring from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’).1 On June 27, 2011, the Department published its amended preliminary determination of sales at LTFV in the antidumping investigation of multilayered wood flooring from the PRC.2 The Department invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. Based on the Department’s analysis of the comments received, the Department has made changes from the Preliminary Determination. The Department determines that multilayered wood flooring from the PRC is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). The final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Riggle, John Hollwitz, Brandon Petelin or Erin Kearney, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 76 FR 30656 (May 26, 2011) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). 2 See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 76 FR 37316 (June 27, 2011) (‘‘Amended Preliminary Determination’’). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0650, (202) 482– 2336, (202) 482–8173 or (202) 482–0167, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department published its Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV and postponement of the final determination on May 26, 2011. On May 31, 2011, Riverside Plywood Corporation, Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited, Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co. Ltd., Samling Global USA, Inc., Samling Riverside Co., Ltd. and Suzhou Times Flooring Co., Ltd.(collectively, the ‘‘Samling Group’’) and Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (‘‘Vicwood’’) submitted timely ministerial error allegations. The Department published its Amended Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV on June 27, 2011. Following the release of Amended Preliminary Determination, on June 23, 2011, Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd. (‘‘Lizhong’’) filed a submission requesting to correct Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd.’s name as specified in its Separate Rate Application, or at minimum to instruct U.S Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) of the correct name for Lizhong. See Separate Rate section below. Between June 2, 2011 and July 1, 2011, the Department conducted verification of mandatory respondents Zhejiang Yuhua Timber Co., Ltd. (‘‘Yuhua’’), Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd. (‘‘Layo Wood’’), and the Samling Group.3 On July 6, 2011, the Department received a supplemental questionnaire response from Vicwood. The Coalition for American Hardwood Parity (‘‘Petitioner’’), Style Limited, Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd/The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (‘‘Lizhong’’), Lumber Liquidators Services, LLC (‘‘Lumber Liquidators’’), Home Legend LLC (‘‘Home Legend’’), Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. (‘‘Armstrong Kunshan’’), Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited (‘‘Fine Furniture’’), Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd. (‘‘Chinafloors’’), the Government of the People’s Republic of China (‘‘GOC’’), Yuhua, Samling Group, and Layo Wood submitted case briefs on August 4, 2011. On August 9, 2011, Petitioner, Style Limited, Lumber Liquidators, Home Legend, Armstrong Kunshan, Fine Furniture, Yuhua, 3 See PO 00000 the ‘‘Verification’’ section below. Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Samling Group, and Layo Wood filed rebuttal briefs. In addition, on August 15, 2011, respondent Layo Wood resubmitted its August 4, 2011 case brief.4 The Department conducted a public hearing on August 24, 2011. Period of Investigation The period of investigation (‘‘POI’’) is April 1, 2010, through September 30, 2010. This period corresponds to the two most recent fiscal quarters prior to the month of the filing of the petition, which was October 2010.5 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this investigation, as well as comments received pursuant to the Department’s requests are addressed in the Issues and Decisions Memorandum.6 A list of the issues which the parties raised and to which the Department responds in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as Appendix I. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Import Administration’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). Access to IA ACCESS is available in the Central Records Unit (CRU), 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://www.trade.gov/ ia/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Changes Applicable to Multiple Companies 1. The Department changed the surrogate value (‘‘SV’’) of nonconiferous, non-tropical core veneer inputs from Philippine Harmonized Tariff Schedule (‘‘HTS’’) 4408.90.10 to Philippine HTS 4408.90.90.7 4 Letter from Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd. to Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Resubmission of August 5, 2011 Case Brief’’ (Aug. 15, 2011). 5 See 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1). 6 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China’’ (October 11, 2011) (‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’). 7 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 16; see also Memorandum regarding: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2. The Department changed the SV for high density fiberboard inputs from Philippine HTS 4411.19 to a simple average of Philippine HTS 4411.11 and Philippine HTS 4411.21.8 3. To value plywood, the Department is relying on the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Forest Management Bureau (‘‘FMB’’)’s 2009 price data for lauan plywood, inflated to the POI. In doing so, the Department is averaging the prices of 4.7625 millimeter (mm) thick, 6.35 mm thick, and 12.7 mm thick plywood for all of 2009.9 4. The Department is valuing the Samling Group’s finish inputs (i.e., top coat and base coat) and Layo Wood’s paint inputs using POI Philippine National Statistics Office (‘‘NSO’’) data from the eight-digit Philippine HTS category 3208.20.90.10 5. The Department changed the data it relied upon to calculate a surrogate labor rate from 2006 ‘‘compensation of employees’’ data to 2002 ‘‘labor cost’’ data.11 6. The Department changed the financial statements used to calculate financial ratios from four 2009 statements of Philippine plywood producers to three 2010 statements of Philippine plywood producers.12 7. The Department changed the source of information it used to calculate the truck rate from Indian truck rate data to the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines, Inc.13 8. The Department stated in its Preliminary Surrogate Value Memorandum that it was relying upon Antidumping Duty Investigation of Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Final Surrogate Value Memorandum dated concurrently with this memorandum (‘‘Final Surrogate Value Memorandum’’). 8 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 20; see also Final Surrogate Value Memorandum. 9 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 13; see also Final Surrogate Value Memorandum. 10 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 19; see Memorandum regarding: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination Analysis Memorandum for the Samling Group, dated concurrently with this memorandum (‘‘Samling’s Final Analysis Memo’’); see Memorandum regarding: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination Analysis Memorandum for Layo Wood, dated concurrently with this memorandum (‘‘Layo Wood’s Final Analysis Memo’’). 11 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 6; see also Final Surrogate Value Memorandum. 12 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 1; see also Final Surrogate Value Memorandum. 13 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 18; see also Final Surrogate Value Memorandum. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:59 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 the International Monetary Fund’s (‘‘IMF’’) Wholesale Price Index (‘‘WPI’’) for the Philippines and India to reflect inflation or deflation of noncontemporaneous surrogate values.14 The Department, instead, inadvertently used the IMF’s Consumer Price Index (‘‘CPI’’) for the Philippines and India in its surrogate value calculations. Although no parties commented on this issue, the Department has changed the indices it used in inflation and deflation calculations for the final determination, to reflect its originally intended methodology. Due to changes in IMF index reporting terminology, the Department finds that the closest available index for the Philippines and India is the Producer Price Index (‘‘PPI’’). Therefore, the Department has calculated the inflation or deflation of non-contemporaneous surrogate values for the final determination based on PPI.15 9. In the Preliminary Determination, the Department used an electricity rate with an effective date of 2009, and inflated it to the POI. For the final determination, the Department finds that inflating the electricity rate does not represent the best available information because utility rates generally represent the current rate as of the listed effective date. Therefore, the Department did not inflate the electricity value to the POI for the final determination.16 10. For the final determination the Department we have valued Layo Wood’s byproducts using a simple average of the surrogate values for Layo Wood’s wood veneer and wood core inputs. Changes Specific to Yuhua We made changes based on verification findings.17 Changes Specific to Layo Wood 1. The Department changed the SV for Layo Wood’s glue inputs from Philippine HTS 3506.99 to Philippine HTS 3909.20.90.18 14 See Memorandum regarding: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Surrogate Value Memorandum, dated May 19, 2011, (‘‘Preliminary Surrogate value Memorandum’’) at 2–3. 15 See Final Surrogate Value Memorandum. 16 See Final Surrogate Value Memorandum. 17 See Yuhua’s Verification Report; see Memorandum Regarding: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination Analysis Memorandum for Yuhua, dated concurrently with this memorandum (‘‘Yuhua’s Final Analysis Memo’’). 18 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 25; see Layo Wood’s Final Analysis Memo. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64319 2. The Department changed the rate used to calculate the density of Layo Wood’s packing fiberboard inputs from 740 kg per cubic meter to 650 kg per cubic meter.19 Changes Specific to Samling Group 1. The Department is valuing the Samling Group’s glue input using POI NSO data from the eight-digit Philippine HTS category 3909.10.90, ‘‘other; urea formaldehyde adhesive.’’ 20 2. The Department is valuing certain Samling veneers using 2009 NSO data for Philippine HTS category 4408.39.90, which covers tropical wood veneers.21 3. The Department is valuing the Samling Group’s corrugated cardboard inputs using POI NSO data from the sixdigit Philippine HTS category 4808.10, ‘‘Corrugated paper and paperboard, whether or not perforated.’’ 22 4. The Department is valuing the Samling Group’s label inputs using POI NSO data from the six-digit Philippine HTS category 4811.41, ‘‘Selfadhesive.’’ 23 5. The Department is valuing certain market economy purchases using the corrected values reported by the Samling Group at the verification of Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd.24 6. The Department has reduced the Samling Group’s reported gross unit U.S. price by Samling’s costs associated with U.S. inland freight from the warehouse to customer (i.e., we reduced the reported gross unit price by the INLFWCU field).25 7. The Department is treating freight revenue as an offset to freight costs rather than as an addition to U.S. price.26 8. The Department adjusted the Samling Group’s indirect selling expense ratio to include the POI total reserve for bad debt expense.27 19 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 30; see Layo Wood’s Final Analysis Memo. 20 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 32; see Samling’s Final Analysis Memo. 21 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 31; see Samling’s Final Analysis Memo. 22 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 35; see also Samling’s Final Analysis Memo. 23 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 33; see also Samling’s Final Analysis Memo. 24 See Samling’s Final Analysis Memo. 25 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 38; see Samling’s Final Analysis Memo. 26 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 39; see Samling’s Final Analysis Memo. 27 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 40; see Samling’s Final Analysis Memo. E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 64320 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices Scope of the Investigation 28 Multilayered wood flooring is composed of an assembly of two or more layers or plies of wood veneer(s) 29 in combination with a core. The several layers, along with the core, are glued or otherwise bonded together to form a final assembled product. Multilayered wood flooring is often referred to by other terms, e.g., ‘‘engineered wood flooring’’ or ‘‘plywood flooring.’’ Regardless of the particular terminology, all products that meet the description set forth herein are intended for inclusion within the definition of subject merchandise. All multilayered wood flooring is included within the definition of subject merchandise, without regard to: dimension (overall thickness, thickness of face ply, thickness of back ply, thickness of core, and thickness of inner plies; width; and length); wood species used for the face, back and inner veneers; core composition; and face grade. Multilayered wood flooring included within the definition of subject merchandise may be unfinished (i.e., without a finally finished surface to protect the face veneer from wear and tear) or ‘‘prefinished’’ (i.e., a coating applied to the face veneer, including, but not exclusively, oil or oil-modified or water-based polyurethanes, ultraviolet light cured polyurethanes, wax, epoxy-ester finishes, moisture-cured urethanes and acid-curing formaldehyde finishes). The veneers may be also soaked in an acrylic-impregnated finish. All multilayered wood flooring is included within the definition of subject merchandise regardless of whether the face (or back) of the product is smooth, wire brushed, distressed by any method or multiple methods, or hand-scraped. In addition, all multilayered wood flooring is included within the definition of subject merchandise regardless of whether or not it is manufactured with any interlocking or connecting mechanism (for example, tongue-and-groove construction or locking joints). All multilayered wood flooring is included within the definition of the subject merchandise regardless of whether the product meets a particular industry or similar standard. The core of multilayered wood flooring may be composed of a range of materials, including but not limited to 28 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh through Susan Kuhbach and Nancy Decker from Joshua Morris ‘‘Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China; Scope,’’ dated May 19, 2011. 29 A ‘‘veneer’’ is a thin slice of wood, rotary cut, sliced or sawed from a log, bolt or flitch. Veneer is referred to as a ply when assembled. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 hardwood or softwood veneer, particleboard, medium-density fiberboard (‘‘MDF’’), high-density fiberboard (‘‘HDF’’), stone and/or plastic composite, or strips of lumber placed edge-to-edge. Multilayered wood flooring products generally, but not exclusively, may be in the form of a strip, plank, or other geometrical patterns (e.g., circular, hexagonal). All multilayered wood flooring products are included within this definition regardless of the actual or nominal dimensions or form of the product. Specifically excluded from the scope are cork flooring and bamboo flooring, regardless of whether any of the subsurface layers of either flooring are made from wood. Also excluded is laminate flooring. Laminate flooring consists of a top wear layer sheet not made of wood, a decorative paper layer, a core-layer of high-density fiberboard, and a stabilizing bottom layer. Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under the following subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’): 4412.31.0520; 4412.31.0540; 4412.31.0560; 4412.31.2510; 4412.31.2520; 4412.31.4040; 4412.31.4050; 4412.31.4060; 4412.31.4070; 4412.31.5125; 4412.31.5135; 4412.31.5155; 4412.31.5165; 4412.31.3175; 4412.31.6000; 4412.31.9100; 4412.32.0520; 4412.32.0540; 4412.32.0560; 4412.32.2510; 4412.32.2520; 4412.32.3125; 4412.32.3135; 4412.32.3155; 4412.32.3165; 4412.32.3175; 4412.32.3185; 4412.32.5600; 4412.39.1000; 4412.39.3000; 4412.39.4011; 4412.39.4012; 4412.39.4019; 4412.39.4031; 4412.39.4032; 4412.39.4039; 4412.39.4051; 4412.39.4052; 4412.39.4059; 4412.39.4061; 4412.39.4062; 4412.39.4069; 4412.39.5010; 4412.39.5030; 4412.39.5050; 4412.94.1030; 4412.94.1050; 4412.94.3105; 4412.94.3111; 4412.94.3121; 4412.94.3131; 4412.94.3141; 4412.94.3160; 4412.94.3171; 4412.94.4100; 4412.94.5100; 4412.94.6000; 4412.94.7000; 4412.94.8000; 4412.94.9000; 4412.94.9500; 4412.99.0600; 4412.99.1020; 4412.99.1030; 4412.99.1040; 4412.99.3110; 4412.99.3120; 4412.99.3130; 4412.99.3140; 4412.99.3150; 4412.99.3160; 4412.99.3170; 4412.99.4100; 4412.99.5100; 4412.99.5710; 4412.99.6000; 4412.99.7000; 4412.99.8000; 4412.99.9000; PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4412.99.9500; 4418.71.2000; 4418.71.9000; 4418.72.2000; and 4418.72.9500. In addition, imports of subject merchandise may enter the United States under the following HTSUS subheadings: 4409.10.0500; 4409.10.2000; 4409.29.0515; 4409.29.0525; 4409.29.0535; 4409.29.0545; 4409.29.0555; 4409.29.0565; 4409.29.2530; 4409.29.2550; 4409.29.2560; 4418.71.1000; 4418.79.0000; and 4418.90.4605. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive. Scope Comments Scope Comments Following the Preliminary Determination, on May 19, 2011, the Department issued a decision memorandum addressing multiple scope issues in this and the concurrent CVD investigation of wood flooring from the PRC. See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, ‘‘Scope’’ (May 19, 2011) (‘‘Scope Memo’’). We sought comments on the scope in both the AD and CVD cases. See Letter to All Interested Parties from Nancy Decker, Program Manager, Office 1, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, ‘‘RE: Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China,’’ (May 25, 2011). In response, interested parties filed scope-related comments in submissions on June 6, 2011, June 14, 2011, and June 15, 2011, as well as in case briefs on August 4, 2011, and rebuttal briefs on August 8, 2011, and August 9, 2011. Additionally, a scope-related submission was received the same day the Scope Memo was released and, therefore, was not analyzed in the Scope Memo, but is addressed in this final determination. Based on our analysis of all the comments, we have changed the scope to eliminate references to certain HTSUS numbers. For a complete discussion of this change, as well as a summary of the parties’ comments and the Department’s positions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, the Department verified the information submitted by Yuhua, Layo Wood, and the Samling Group for use in its final determination. The Department used standard verification procedures, including examination of relevant accounting and production records and E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices original source documents provided by the respondents.30 Non-Market Economy Country The Department considers the PRC to be a non-market economy (‘‘NME’’) country. In accordance with section 771(18)(C)(i) of the Act, any determination that a foreign country is an NME country shall remain in effect until revoked by the administering authority. The Department has not revoked the PRC’s status as an NME country. No party has challenged the designation of the PRC as an NME country in this investigation. Therefore, the Department continues to treat the PRC as an NME for purposes of this final determination. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Surrogate Country In the preliminary determination, the Department stated that it selected the Philippines as the appropriate surrogate country to use in this investigation pursuant to section 773(c)(4) of the Act based on the following: (1) It is at a similar level of economic development; 30 See Memorandum from Brandon Petelin, International Trade Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, to the File, Verification of Constructed Export Sales (‘‘CEP’’) for Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. (‘‘BTI’’), Riverside Plywood Corporation (‘‘RPC’’), Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited (‘‘SELT’’), Samling Riverside Co., Ltd.(‘‘SR’’), and Suzhou Times Flooring Co., Ltd. (‘‘STF’’) (collectively, the ‘‘Samling Group’’) at the headquarters of its U.S. affiliate (July 22, 2011); Memorandum from Robert Greger, Senior International Trade Accountant, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 4, to the File, Verification of Constructed Export Sales (‘‘CEP’’) for Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. (‘‘BTI’’), Riverside Plywood corporation (‘‘RPC’’), Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited (‘‘SELT’’), Samling Riverside Co., Ltd. (‘‘SR’’), and Suzhou Times Flooring Co., Ltd. (‘‘STF’’) (collectively, the ‘‘Samling Group’’) at Samling Global USA, Inc. (‘‘SGUSA’’) (July 22, 2011); Memorandum from Brandon Farlander, Senior International Trade Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, to the File, Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of Zhejiang Yuhua Timber Co., Ltd (‘‘Yuhua’’) (July 21, 2011) (‘‘Yuhua’s Verification Report’’); Memorandum from Brandon Farlander, Senior International Trade Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, to the File, Verification of the Sales and Factors Response of Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd., in Less than Fair Value Investigation of Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China (July 22, 2011); Memorandum from Brandon Petelin, International Trade Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, to the File, Verification of Sales and Factors Response of Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. (‘‘BTI’’) and Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited (‘‘SELT’’) in the Less-than-FairValue Investigation of Multilayered Wood Flooring (‘‘Wood Flooring’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) (July 22, 2011); Memorandum from Brandon Petelin, International Trade Analyst, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 4, to the File, Verification of Sales and Factors Response of Riverside Plywood Corporation (‘‘RPC’’) and Samling Riverside Co., Ltd. (‘‘SR’’) in the Less-than-Fair-Value Investigation of Multilayered Wood Flooring (‘‘Wood Flooring’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) (July 22, 2011). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 (2) it is a significant producer of comparable merchandise; and (3) we have reliable data from the Philippines that we can use to value the FOPs.31 The Department has not made changes to findings with respect to the selection of a surrogate country for the final determination. Separate Rate Companies In proceedings involving NME countries, the Department holds a rebuttable presumption that all companies within the country are subject to government control and, thus, should be assessed a single antidumping duty rate. It is the Department’s policy to assign all exporters of the subject merchandise in an NME country this single rate unless an exporter can demonstrate that it is sufficiently independent so as to be entitled to a separate rate.32 In the instant investigation, the Department received timely-filed separate rate applications (‘‘SRAs’’) from 74 companies (‘‘Separate Rate Applicants’’).33 In the Preliminary 31 See Memorandum to Abdelali Elouaradia from Drew Jackson, Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Surrogate Country Memorandum (May 19, 2011). 32 See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Sparklers from the People’s Republic of China, 56 FR 20588 (May 6, 1991), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Cmt. 1; as further developed in Notice of Final Determination of Sales at less Than Fair Value Silicon Carbide from the People’s Republic of China, 59 FR 22585, 22587 (May 2, 1994). 33 The 74 separate-rate applicants are: (1) MuDanJiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (2) Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd., (3) Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd., (4) Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd., (5) Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd., (6) Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd., (7) HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, Ltd., (8) Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd., (9) Dunhua Jisheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (10) Hunchun Forest Wolf Industry Co., Ltd., (11) Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd., (12) Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry Co., Ltd., (13) Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd., (14) Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd., (15) Guangzhou Pan Yu Kang Da Board Co., Ltd., (16) Kornbest Enterprises Ltd., (17) Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc., (18) Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd., (19) Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd., (20) Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd., (21) Hong Kong Easoon Wood Technology Co., Ltd., (22) Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd., (23) Baishan Huafeng Wooden Product Co., Ltd., (24) Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (25) Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd., (26) Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (27) Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd., (28) Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics LLC, (29) Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (30) Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (31) Dunhua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (32) Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (33) Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd., (34) Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd., (35) GTP International, (36) Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd., (37) HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, Ltd., (38) Huzhou Fulinmen Imp & Exp. Co., Ltd., (39) Huzhou Fuma Wood Bus. Co., Ltd., PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64321 Determination, the Department found that twelve wholly foreign-owned companies,34 demonstrated eligibility for separate rate status.35 In addition, the Department found that sixty-two of the separate-rate companies that are either joint ventures between Chinese and foreign companies or are wholly Chinese-owned companies demonstrated eligibility for separate rate status. Since the publication of the Preliminary Determination, no party has commented on the eligibility of the Separate Rate Applicants for separaterate status. However, the Department corrected the name of one of the separate rate applicants. The Department has changed the incorrect name of ‘‘Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd. (‘‘Lizhong’’)’’ to the correct name of ‘‘Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd. also known as The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (‘‘Lizhong’’).’’ 36 (40) Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., (41) Jiashan Hui Jia Le Decoration Material Co., Ltd., (42) Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., Ltd., (43) Karly Wood Product Limited, (44) Kunshan Yingyi-Nature Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (45) Puli Trading Limited, (46) Shanghai Eswell Timber Co. Ltd., (47) Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd., (48) Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd., (49) Shanghai Shenlin Corporation, (50) Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd., (51) Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., (52) Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd., (53) Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd., (54) Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd., (55) Jiangsu Simba Flooring Industry Co., Ltd, (56) Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd., (57) Zhejiang Dadongwu GreenHome Wood Co., Ltd., (58) Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (59) Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd., (60) Zhejiang Tianzhen Bamboo & Wood Development Co., Ltd., (61) Chinafloors Timber (China) Co. Ltd., (62) Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd., (63) Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited, (64) Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co. Ltd., (65) Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd., (66) A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd., (67) Fu Lik Timber (HK) Company Limited, (68) Yekalon Industry, Inc./Sennorwell International Group (Hong Kong) Limited, (69) Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd., (70) Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (71) Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd., (72) Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd., and (73) Real Wood Floors, LLC. 34 The wholly foreign-owned Separate Rate Applicants are: (1) Jianfeng Wood (Suzhou) Co, Ltd; (2) Fu Lik Timber (HK) Company Limited; (3) Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd; (4) Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc.; (5) A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd.; (6) Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.; (7) Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.; (8) Kunshan Yingyi-Nature Wood Industry Co., Ltd.; (9) Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics LLC; (10) Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd.; (11) Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd.; and (12) Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited. 35 See Preliminary Determination, 76 FR at 30661. 36 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, from Trisha Tran, International Trade Analyst, Office 4, Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Request to Modify Customs Instructions. (July 28, 2011). E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 64322 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES For the final determination, the Department continues to find that the evidence placed on the record of this investigation by the Separate Rate Applicants demonstrates both de jure and de facto absence of government control with respect to each company’s respective exports of the merchandise under investigation. Thus, the Department continues to find that the Separate Rate Applicants are eligible for separate-rate status. The separate rate is normally determined based on the weightedaverage of the estimated dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding zero and de minimis margins or margins based entirely on adverse facts available (‘‘AFA’’).37 In this investigation, two of the individually investigated companies, Layo Wood, and the Samling Group, have estimated weighted-average dumping margins which are above de minimis and which are not based on total AFA. Therefore, because there are only two relevant weighted-average dumping margins for this final determination, using a weighted-average risks disclosure of business proprietary information. Accordingly, the Department has calculated the separate rate using a simple-average of these two margins, which is 3.31 percent.38 Use of Facts Available and Adverse Facts Available Section 776(a) of the Act provides that the Department shall apply facts available (‘‘FA’’) if (1) necessary information is not on the record, or (2) an interested party or any other person (A) withholds information that has been requested, (B) fails to provide information within the deadlines established, or in the form and manner requested by the Department, subject to subsections (c)(1) and (e) of section 782 of the Act, (C) significantly impedes a proceeding, or (D) provides information that cannot be verified as provided by section 782(i) of the Act. Section 776(b) of the Act further provides that the Department may use an adverse inference in applying FA when a party has failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability to comply with a request for information. Such an adverse inference may include reliance on information derived from the petition, the final determination, a previous administrative review, or other information placed on the record. 37 See section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act. 38 See Certain Cased Pencils From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 38980 (July 2010) at Comment 4. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 PRC-Wide Entity In the Preliminary Determination, the Department determined that certain PRC exporters/producers did not respond to the Department’s requests for information including information pertaining to whether they were separate from the PRC-wide entity.39 Thus, the Department has found that these PRC exporters/producers are part of the PRC-wide entity and the PRCwide entity has not responded to our requests for information.40 No additional information was placed on the record with respect to any of these companies after the preliminary determination. Because the PRC-wide entity did not provide the Department with requested information, pursuant to section 776(a)(2)(A) of the Act, the Department continues to find it appropriate to base the PRC-wide rate on FA. The Department determines that, because the PRC-wide entity did not respond to our request for information, the PRC-wide entity has failed to cooperate to the best of its ability. Therefore, pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act, the Department finds that, in selecting from among the FA, an adverse inference is appropriate for the PRCwide entity. Because the Department begins with the presumption that all companies within an NME country are subject to government control, and because only the mandatory respondents and the Separate Rate Applicants have overcome that presumption, the Department is applying a single antidumping rate to all other exporters of subject merchandise from the PRC. Such companies have not demonstrated entitlement to a separate rate.41 Accordingly, the PRC-wide entity rate applies to all entries of subject merchandise except for entries from Yuhua, Layo Wood, the Samling Group, and the Separate Rate Applicants. Department’s practice to select a rate that insures ‘‘that the party does not obtain a more favorable result by failing to cooperate than if it had cooperated fully.’’ 43 It is the Department’s practice to select as AFA the higher of the (a) highest margin alleged in the petition or (b) the highest calculated rate of any respondent in the investigation.44 In order to determine the probative value of the margins in the petition for use as AFA for purposes of this final determination, we analyzed the U.S. prices and normal values for each of the individually investigated parties. Based on this analysis, we determined that while there were U.S. prices within the range of the prices contained in the petition, the normal value information contained in the petition does not have probative value for purposes of this final determination. The Department does not find the highest calculated rate of the mandatory respondents to be sufficiently adverse to act as the AFA rate. With respect to AFA, for the final determination, we have assigned the PRC-wide entity the rate of 58.84 percent, the highest calculated transaction-specific rate among mandatory respondents. No corroboration of this rate is necessary because we are relying on information obtained in the course of this investigation, rather than secondary information.45 The dumping margin for the PRCwide entity applies to all entries of the merchandise under investigation except for entries of merchandise under investigation from the exporter/ manufacturer combinations listed in the chart in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section below. Selection of the AFA Rate for the PRCWide Entity In selecting a rate for AFA, the Department selects a rate that is sufficiently adverse ‘‘as to effectuate the purpose of the adverse facts available rule to induce respondents to provide the Department with complete and accurate information in a timely manner.’’ 42 Further, it is the Memory Semiconductors From Taiwan, 63 FR 8909, 8932 (Feb. 23, 1998). 43 See Brake Rotors from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of the Seventh Administrative Review; Final Results of the Eleventh New Shipper Review, 70 FR 69937, 69939 (Nov. 18, 2005)(quoting the Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, H. Doc. No. 316, 103d Cong., 2d Session at 870 (1994)). 44 See, e.g., Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 75 FR 60725, 60729 (October 1, 2010). 45 See 19 CFR 351.308(c) and (d) and section 776(c) of the Act; see also Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China, 73 FR 35652, 35653 (June 24, 2008), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at 1. 39 See Preliminary Determination, 76 FR at 30661. 40 Id. 41 See, e.g., Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Market Value: Synthetic Indigo From the People’s Republic of China, 65 FR 25706, 25707 (May 2, 2000). 42 See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value: Static Random Access PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Combination Rates In the Initiation Notice, the Department stated that it would calculate combination rates for respondents that are eligible for a E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices separate rate in this investigation.46 This practice is described in Policy Bulletin 05.1, available at http://www.trade.gov/ ia. In the Amended Preliminary Determination, the Department stated that it did not grant separate combination rates to Tak Wah Building Material (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. (‘‘Tak Wah’’) and Tech Wood International Ltd. (‘‘Tech Wood’’), the affiliated exporters on whose behalf Vicwood submitted a separate rate application, due to incomplete and conflicting information in Vicwood’s previous responses.47 On July 6, 2011, the Department received supplemental questionnaire responses from Vicwood supplying the clarifying information requested by the Department. As a result, the department is granting separate combination rates to exporters Tak Wah and Tech Wood for merchandise produced by Vicwood. Final Determination The Department determines that the following dumping margins exist for the period April 1, 2010, through September 30, 2010: Weighted average margin mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Exporter Producer Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd ......................................... The Samling Group ** ................................................................... Zhejiang Yuhua Timber Co., Ltd ................................................... Jiaxing Brilliant Import & Export Co., Ltd ...................................... MuDanJiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................ MuDanJiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................ Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd .............................................. Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd ...................................................... Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd ............................. Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd ...................................... Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd ...................................... Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd ...................................... Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd ......................................................... HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, Ltd .......................................... Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd .................................................. Dunhua Jisheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd ...................................... Hunchun Forest Wolf Industry Co., Ltd ........................................ Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd ................................... Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry Co., Ltd ................................... Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd ..................................... Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd .................................................... Guangzhou Pan Yu Kang Da Board Co., Ltd .............................. Kornbest Enterprises Ltd .............................................................. Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc ............................................... Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc ............................................... Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc ............................................... Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc ............................................... Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc ............................................... Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc ............................................... Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd ......................................... Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd ............................................... Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd ................................................... Hong Kong Easoon Wood Technology Co., Ltd .......................... Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd ............................ Baishan Huafeng Wooden Product Co., Ltd ................................ Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industry Co., Ltd. Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd ............................................. Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................................ Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd .................................... Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics LLC ........................................ Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................. Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd .......................... Dunhua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................................. Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd ............................ Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd ...................................... Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd ................................... GTP International .......................................................................... GTP International .......................................................................... GTP International .......................................................................... GTP International .......................................................................... Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd ................................. HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, Ltd .......................................... Huzhou Fulinmen Imp & Exp. Co., Ltd ......................................... Huzhou Fuma Wood Bus. Co., Ltd ............................................... Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd .................................................. Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................................ The Samling Group ** .................................................................. Zhejiang Yuhua Timber Co., Ltd ................................................. Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................................ MuDanJiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd ............................... Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd ................................................ Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd ............................................ Zhejiang Jiechen Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................... Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd ............................ Shenyang Sende Wood Co., Ltd ................................................. Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd ..................................... Shanghai Demeijia Wooden Co., Ltd .......................................... Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd ........................................................ HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, Ltd ......................................... Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd ................................................ Dunhua Jisheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................................... Hunchun Forest Wolf Industry Co., Ltd ....................................... Guangzhou Jiasheng Timber Industry Co., Ltd .......................... Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry Co., Ltd .................................. Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd .................................... Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd .................................................. Guangzhou Pan Yu Kang Da Board Co., Ltd ............................. Guangzhou Pan Yu Kang Da Board Co., Ltd ............................. Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd ................................. Mudanjiang Bosen Wood Co., Ltd .............................................. Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd ............................ Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd ........................ Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd ................................ Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd ..................................... Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd ........................................ Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd ............................................. Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd .................................................. Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd .................................................. Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd ........................... Baishan Huafeng Wooden Product Co., Ltd ............................... Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industry Co., Ltd. Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd ............................................ Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd ....................................... Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd .................................. Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics LLC ...................................... Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................ Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd ......................... Dunhua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................. Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................... Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd ..................................... Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd ................................. Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd .............. Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd ................................................. Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd .................................................. Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd ................................ Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd ............................... HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, Ltd ......................................... Huzhou Fulinmen Wood Floor Co., Ltd ....................................... Huzhou Fuma Wood Bus. Co., Ltd ............................................. Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd ................................................. 46 See Initiation Notice, 75 FR at 22113–14. Memorandum to Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, through 47 See VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 Charles Riggle, from Brandon Petelin and Erin Kearney, Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation on Multilayered PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64323 3.98 2.63 0.00 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Allegations of Ministerial Errors, dated June 20, 2011, at 4–5. E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 64324 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices Weighted average margin Exporter Producer Jiashan Hui Jia Le Decoration Material Co., Ltd .......................... Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., Ltd ................... Karly Wood Product Limited ......................................................... Kunshan Yingyi-Nature Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................... Puli Trading Ltd ............................................................................. Shanghai Eswell Timber Co. Ltd .................................................. Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd ............................................... Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd .............................................. Shanghai Shenlin Corporation ...................................................... Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd ........................................ Tak Wah Building Material (Suzhou) Co. Ltd ............................... Tech Wood International Ltd ......................................................... Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd ............................................ Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd .................................................. Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd .................................... Jiangsu Simba Flooring Industry Co., Ltd .................................... Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd ..................................................... Zhejiang Dadongwu GreenHome Wood Co., Ltd ......................... Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................................. Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd .................................................. Zhejiang Tianzhen Bamboo & Wood Development Co., Ltd ....... Chinafloors Timber (China) Co. Ltd .............................................. Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd., also known as The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai. Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited ................................................ Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co. Ltd ......................................... Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co. Ltd ......................................... Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co. Ltd ......................................... Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd ......................................................... Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd ......................................................... A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd ................................................. A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd ................................................. Fu Lik Timber (HK) Company Limited .......................................... Yekalon Industry, Inc./Sennorwell International Group (Hong Kong) Limited. Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd .................................. Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................................ Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd ................................... Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd ............... PRC-wide Entity ............................................................................ Jiashan Hui Jia Le Decoration Material Co., Ltd ........................ Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., Ltd ................. Karly Wood Product Limited ........................................................ Kunshan Yingyi-Nature Wood Industry Co., Ltd ......................... Baiying Furniture Manufacturer Co., Ltd ..................................... Shanghai Eswell Timber Co. Ltd ................................................. Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd .............................................. Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd ............................................ Shanghai Shenlin Corporation ..................................................... Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd ....................................... Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co., Ltd ............................................ Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co., Ltd ............................................ Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd .......................................... Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd ................................................. Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd .................................. Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd .................................. Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd ................................................... Zhejiang Dadongwu GreenHome Wood Co., Ltd ....................... Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................. Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd ................................................. Zhejiang Tianzhen Bamboo & Wood Development Co., Ltd ...... Chinafloors Timber (China) Co. Ltd ............................................ Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd., also known as The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai. Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited ............................................... Zhejiang Haoyun Wood Co., Ltd ................................................. Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry Co., Ltd .................................. Zhejiang AnJi XinFeng Bamboo & Wood Co., Ltd ...................... Zhejiang Jeson Wood Co., Ltd .................................................... Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd ....................................................... A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd ................................................ Suzhou Anxin Weiguang Timber Co., Ltd ................................... Guangdong Fu Lin Timber Technology Limited .......................... Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd ...................................... 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd ................................ Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd ....................................... Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd ................................. Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd .............. ...................................................................................................... 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 58.84 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31 * de minimis. ** The Samling Group consists of the following companies: Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd., Riverside Plywood Corporation, Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited, Samling Riverside Co., Ltd., and Suzhou Times Flooring Co., Ltd. Disclosure We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of multilayered wood flooring from the PRC as described in the ‘‘Scope of Investigation’’ section, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after May 26, 2011, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register. The Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit or the posting of a bond equal to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 weighted-average amount by which the normal value exceeds U.S. price, as indicated above. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we have notified the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) of the final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. As the Department’s final determination is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will determine, within 45 days, whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of multilayered wood flooring, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation, of the subject merchandise. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, the Department will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Notification Regarding APO This notice also serves as a reminder to the parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of propriety information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of return or 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. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices Comment 29: Surrogate Value for Tape Comment 30: Density Conversion for Layo Wood’s Packing Fiberboard Dated: October 11, 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I Issues for Final Determination General Issues Comment 1: Financial Ratios Comment 2: Adjustments to the Petitioner’s Surrogate Ratio Calculations Comment 3: Department’s Rejection of Surrogate Value Submissions Comment 4: Targeted Dumping Comment 5: Double Remedy Comment 6: Labor Cost Comment 7: Whether To Add Domestic Brokerage and Handling Expenses to Material Inputs That Were Valued Using a Market Economy Purchase Price Comment 8: Brokerage & Handling Adjustments To Account for Letter of Credit Costs Comment 9: Certain Information Submitted by Petitioner in Surrogate Value Submission Comment 10: Appropriateness of Countries Within a ‘‘GNI band’’ as Surrogate Value Sources Comment 11: Separate-Rate Margin Comment 12: Scope Related Issues Comment 12.A: Exclusion Requests for Plywood Panels or Veneer Comment 12.B: Strand-Woven Lignocellulosic Flooring Comment 12.C: Scope Language Regarding HTSUS Subheadings Comment 12.D: Continued Requests for Certain Exclusions General Surrogate Value Issues Comment 13: Surrogate Value for Plywood Comment 14: Surrogate Value for Tropical Face Veneer Comment 15: Surrogate Value for NonConiferous, Non-Tropical (‘‘NCNT’’) Face Veneer Comment 16: Surrogate Value for NCNT Core Veneer Comment 17: Surrogate Value for NCNT Logs and Tropical Logs Comment 18: Domestic Truck Rate Comment 19: Surrogate Value for Paint Inputs—the Samling Group and Layo Wood Comment 20: Surrogate Value for HDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Mandatory Respondent Specific Issues Yuhua Comment 21: Yuhua Affiliation Layo Wood Comment 22: Layo Wood-Jiaxing Brilliant Affiliation Comment 23: Whether the Wood Scrap Offset for Layo Wood Should Be Denied Comment 24: Surrogate Value for Layo Wood’s Byproducts Comment 25: Surrogate Value for Layo Wood’s Glue Comment 26: Surrogate Value for Pigment Comment 27: Surrogate Value for Printing Ink Comment 28: Surrogate Value for Paper Manual VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 The Samling Group Comment 31: Value of Certain of the Samling Group’s Veneer Inputs Comment 32: Surrogate Value for the Samling Group’s Glue Input Comment 33: Surrogate Value for Labels Comment 34: Surrogate Value for Cellophane Tape Comment 35: Surrogate Value for Corrugated Cardboard Carton Comment 36: Post-Verification Adjustments to the Samling Group’s Reported U.S. Sales Data Comment 36.A: Adjustment to Gross Unit Price Comment 36.B: U.S. Duties Comment 37: SGUSA’s Transportation Expenses Comment 38: Inland Freight—Warehouse to Customer Comment 39: Other Revenue for U.S. Inland Freight Comment 40: Indirect Selling Expense Ratio of Affiliated Reseller Comment 41: SGUSA’s Indirect Selling Expense Ratio Other Issues Comment 42: Correction of Lizhong’s Name Comment 43: Whether the Department Should Have Selected Fine Furniture as a Voluntary Respondent [FR Doc. 2011–26932 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The primary purposes of this meeting are to discuss the relationship of Presidential Policy Directive/PPD–8: National Preparedness to National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) activities, to review the conclusions of the National Research Council Report on National Earthquake Resilience, and to review NEHRP agency updates on their latest activities. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64325 The ACEHR will meet on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The meeting will continue on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The meeting will be open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Main Commerce Building, Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jack Hayes, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–8604. Dr. Hayes’ e-mail address is jack.hayes@nist.gov and his phone number is (301) 975–5640. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance with the requirements of Section 103 of the NEHRP Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–360). The Committee is composed of 12 members appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected for their technical expertise and experience, established records of distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues affecting the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The Committee assesses: • Trends and developments in the science and engineering of earthquake hazards reduction; • The effectiveness of NEHRP in performing its statutory activities (improved design and construction methods and practices; land use controls and redevelopment; prediction techniques and early-warning systems; coordinated emergency preparedness plans; and public education and involvement programs); • Any need to revise NEHRP; and • The management, coordination, implementation, and activities of NEHRP. Background information on NEHRP and the Advisory Committee is available at http://nehrp.gov/. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the ACEHR will meet on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. The primary purposes of this meeting are to discuss the relationship of Presidential Policy Directive/PPD–8: DATES: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-970]


Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

DATES: Effective Date: October 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: On May 26, 2011, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published its preliminary determination of sales at less than fair 
value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping investigation of multilayered wood 
flooring from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ On June 27, 
2011, the Department published its amended preliminary determination of 
sales at LTFV in the antidumping investigation of multilayered wood 
flooring from the PRC.\2\ The Department invited interested parties to 
comment on the Preliminary Determination. Based on the Department's 
analysis of the comments received, the Department has made changes from 
the Preliminary Determination. The Department determines that 
multilayered wood flooring from the PRC is being, or is likely to be, 
sold in the United States at LTFV, as provided in section 735 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''). The final dumping margins 
for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination'' 
section below.
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    \1\ See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
76 FR 30656 (May 26, 2011) (``Preliminary Determination'').
    \2\ See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of 
China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, 76 FR 37316 (June 27, 2011) (``Amended Preliminary 
Determination'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Riggle, John Hollwitz, Brandon 
Petelin or Erin Kearney, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import 
Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-0650, (202) 482-2336, (202) 482-8173 or 
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(202) 482-0167, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Department published its Preliminary Determination of sales at 
LTFV and postponement of the final determination on May 26, 2011. On 
May 31, 2011, Riverside Plywood Corporation, Samling Elegant Living 
Trading (Labuan) Limited, Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co. 
Ltd., Samling Global USA, Inc., Samling Riverside Co., Ltd. and Suzhou 
Times Flooring Co., Ltd.(collectively, the ``Samling Group'') and 
Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (``Vicwood'') submitted timely 
ministerial error allegations. The Department published its Amended 
Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV on June 27, 2011. Following 
the release of Amended Preliminary Determination, on June 23, 2011, 
Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd. (``Lizhong'') filed a 
submission requesting to correct Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., 
Ltd.'s name as specified in its Separate Rate Application, or at 
minimum to instruct U.S Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') of the 
correct name for Lizhong. See Separate Rate section below.
    Between June 2, 2011 and July 1, 2011, the Department conducted 
verification of mandatory respondents Zhejiang Yuhua Timber Co., Ltd. 
(``Yuhua''), Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd. (``Layo Wood''), and 
the Samling Group.\3\ On July 6, 2011, the Department received a 
supplemental questionnaire response from Vicwood.
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    \3\ See the ``Verification'' section below.
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    The Coalition for American Hardwood Parity (``Petitioner''), Style 
Limited, Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd/The Lizhong Wood 
Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (``Lizhong''), Lumber Liquidators 
Services, LLC (``Lumber Liquidators''), Home Legend LLC (``Home 
Legend''), Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. (``Armstrong 
Kunshan''), Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited (``Fine Furniture''), 
Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd. (``Chinafloors''), the Government 
of the People's Republic of China (``GOC''), Yuhua, Samling Group, and 
Layo Wood submitted case briefs on August 4, 2011. On August 9, 2011, 
Petitioner, Style Limited, Lumber Liquidators, Home Legend, Armstrong 
Kunshan, Fine Furniture, Yuhua, Samling Group, and Layo Wood filed 
rebuttal briefs. In addition, on August 15, 2011, respondent Layo Wood 
resubmitted its August 4, 2011 case brief.\4\ The Department conducted 
a public hearing on August 24, 2011.
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    \4\ Letter from Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd. to 
Secretary of Commerce, ``Multilayered Wood Flooring From the 
People's Republic of China: Resubmission of August 5, 2011 Case 
Brief'' (Aug. 15, 2011).
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Period of Investigation

    The period of investigation (``POI'') is April 1, 2010, through 
September 30, 2010. This period corresponds to the two most recent 
fiscal quarters prior to the month of the filing of the petition, which 
was October 2010.\5\
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to 
this investigation, as well as comments received pursuant to the 
Department's requests are addressed in the Issues and Decisions 
Memorandum.\6\ A list of the issues which the parties raised and to 
which the Department responds in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is 
attached to this notice as Appendix I. The Issues and Decision 
Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via 
Import Administration's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized 
Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). Access to IA ACCESS is available 
in the Central Records Unit (CRU), 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://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the 
electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical 
in content.
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    \6\ See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final 
Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Wood Flooring 
from the People's Republic of China'' (October 11, 2011) (``Issues 
and Decision Memorandum'').
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Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

Changes Applicable to Multiple Companies

    1. The Department changed the surrogate value (``SV'') of non-
coniferous, non-tropical core veneer inputs from Philippine Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule (``HTS'') 4408.90.10 to Philippine HTS 4408.90.90.\7\
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    \7\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 16; see also 
Memorandum regarding: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Multilayered 
Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China: Final Surrogate 
Value Memorandum dated concurrently with this memorandum (``Final 
Surrogate Value Memorandum'').

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    2. The Department changed the SV for high density fiberboard inputs 
from Philippine HTS 4411.19 to a simple average of Philippine HTS 
4411.11 and Philippine HTS 4411.21.\8\
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    \8\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 20; see also 
Final Surrogate Value Memorandum.
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    3. To value plywood, the Department is relying on the Philippines 
Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Forest Management 
Bureau (``FMB'')'s 2009 price data for lauan plywood, inflated to the 
POI. In doing so, the Department is averaging the prices of 4.7625 
millimeter (mm) thick, 6.35 mm thick, and 12.7 mm thick plywood for all 
of 2009.\9\
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    \9\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 13; see also 
Final Surrogate Value Memorandum.
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    4. The Department is valuing the Samling Group's finish inputs 
(i.e., top coat and base coat) and Layo Wood's paint inputs using POI 
Philippine National Statistics Office (``NSO'') data from the eight-
digit Philippine HTS category 3208.20.90.\10\
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    \10\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 19; see 
Memorandum regarding: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Multilayered 
Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Determination Analysis Memorandum for the Samling Group, dated 
concurrently with this memorandum (``Samling's Final Analysis 
Memo''); see Memorandum regarding: Antidumping Duty Investigation of 
Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China: 
Final Determination Analysis Memorandum for Layo Wood, dated 
concurrently with this memorandum (``Layo Wood's Final Analysis 
Memo'').
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    5. The Department changed the data it relied upon to calculate a 
surrogate labor rate from 2006 ``compensation of employees'' data to 
2002 ``labor cost'' data.\11\
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    \11\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 6; see also 
Final Surrogate Value Memorandum.
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    6. The Department changed the financial statements used to 
calculate financial ratios from four 2009 statements of Philippine 
plywood producers to three 2010 statements of Philippine plywood 
producers.\12\
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    \12\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 1; see also 
Final Surrogate Value Memorandum.
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    7. The Department changed the source of information it used to 
calculate the truck rate from Indian truck rate data to the 
Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines, Inc.\13\
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    \13\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 18; see also 
Final Surrogate Value Memorandum.
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    8. The Department stated in its Preliminary Surrogate Value 
Memorandum that it was relying upon the International Monetary Fund's 
(``IMF'') Wholesale Price Index (``WPI'') for the Philippines and India 
to reflect inflation or deflation of non-contemporaneous surrogate 
values.\14\ The Department, instead, inadvertently used the IMF's 
Consumer Price Index (``CPI'') for the Philippines and India in its 
surrogate value calculations. Although no parties commented on this 
issue, the Department has changed the indices it used in inflation and 
deflation calculations for the final determination, to reflect its 
originally intended methodology. Due to changes in IMF index reporting 
terminology, the Department finds that the closest available index for 
the Philippines and India is the Producer Price Index (``PPI''). 
Therefore, the Department has calculated the inflation or deflation of 
non-contemporaneous surrogate values for the final determination based 
on PPI.\15\
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    \14\ See Memorandum regarding: Antidumping Duty Investigation of 
Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Surrogate Value Memorandum, dated May 19, 2011, 
(``Preliminary Surrogate value Memorandum'') at 2-3.
    \15\ See Final Surrogate Value Memorandum.
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    9. In the Preliminary Determination, the Department used an 
electricity rate with an effective date of 2009, and inflated it to the 
POI. For the final determination, the Department finds that inflating 
the electricity rate does not represent the best available information 
because utility rates generally represent the current rate as of the 
listed effective date. Therefore, the Department did not inflate the 
electricity value to the POI for the final determination.\16\
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    \16\ See Final Surrogate Value Memorandum.
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    10. For the final determination the Department we have valued Layo 
Wood's byproducts using a simple average of the surrogate values for 
Layo Wood's wood veneer and wood core inputs.

Changes Specific to Yuhua

    We made changes based on verification findings.\17\
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    \17\ See Yuhua's Verification Report; see Memorandum Regarding: 
Antidumping Duty Investigation of Multilayered Wood Flooring from 
the People's Republic of China: Final Determination Analysis 
Memorandum for Yuhua, dated concurrently with this memorandum 
(``Yuhua's Final Analysis Memo'').
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Changes Specific to Layo Wood

    1. The Department changed the SV for Layo Wood's glue inputs from 
Philippine HTS 3506.99 to Philippine HTS 3909.20.90.\18\
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    \18\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 25; see Layo 
Wood's Final Analysis Memo.
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    2. The Department changed the rate used to calculate the density of 
Layo Wood's packing fiberboard inputs from 740 kg per cubic meter to 
650 kg per cubic meter.\19\
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    \19\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 30; see Layo 
Wood's Final Analysis Memo.
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Changes Specific to Samling Group

    1. The Department is valuing the Samling Group's glue input using 
POI NSO data from the eight-digit Philippine HTS category 3909.10.90, 
``other; urea formaldehyde adhesive.'' \20\
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    \20\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 32; see 
Samling's Final Analysis Memo.
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    2. The Department is valuing certain Samling veneers using 2009 NSO 
data for Philippine HTS category 4408.39.90, which covers tropical wood 
veneers.\21\
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    \21\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 31; see 
Samling's Final Analysis Memo.
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    3. The Department is valuing the Samling Group's corrugated 
cardboard inputs using POI NSO data from the six-digit Philippine HTS 
category 4808.10, ``Corrugated paper and paperboard, whether or not 
perforated.'' \22\
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    \22\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 35; see also 
Samling's Final Analysis Memo.
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    4. The Department is valuing the Samling Group's label inputs using 
POI NSO data from the six-digit Philippine HTS category 4811.41, 
``Self-adhesive.'' \23\
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    \23\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 33; see also 
Samling's Final Analysis Memo.
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    5. The Department is valuing certain market economy purchases using 
the corrected values reported by the Samling Group at the verification 
of Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd.\24\
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    \24\ See Samling's Final Analysis Memo.
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    6. The Department has reduced the Samling Group's reported gross 
unit U.S. price by Samling's costs associated with U.S. inland freight 
from the warehouse to customer (i.e., we reduced the reported gross 
unit price by the INLFWCU field).\25\
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    \25\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 38; see 
Samling's Final Analysis Memo.
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    7. The Department is treating freight revenue as an offset to 
freight costs rather than as an addition to U.S. price.\26\
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    \26\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 39; see 
Samling's Final Analysis Memo.
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    8. The Department adjusted the Samling Group's indirect selling 
expense ratio to include the POI total reserve for bad debt 
expense.\27\
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    \27\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 40; see 
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Scope of the Investigation \28\
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    \28\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh through Susan Kuhbach and 
Nancy Decker from Joshua Morris ``Multilayered Wood Flooring from 
the People's Republic of China; Scope,'' dated May 19, 2011.
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    Multilayered wood flooring is composed of an assembly of two or 
more layers or plies of wood veneer(s) \29\ in combination with a core. 
The several layers, along with the core, are glued or otherwise bonded 
together to form a final assembled product. Multilayered wood flooring 
is often referred to by other terms, e.g., ``engineered wood flooring'' 
or ``plywood flooring.'' Regardless of the particular terminology, all 
products that meet the description set forth herein are intended for 
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    \29\ A ``veneer'' is a thin slice of wood, rotary cut, sliced or 
sawed from a log, bolt or flitch. Veneer is referred to as a ply 
when assembled.
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    All multilayered wood flooring is included within the definition of 
subject merchandise, without regard to: dimension (overall thickness, 
thickness of face ply, thickness of back ply, thickness of core, and 
thickness of inner plies; width; and length); wood species used for the 
face, back and inner veneers; core composition; and face grade. 
Multilayered wood flooring included within the definition of subject 
merchandise may be unfinished (i.e., without a finally finished surface 
to protect the face veneer from wear and tear) or ``prefinished'' 
(i.e., a coating applied to the face veneer, including, but not 
exclusively, oil or oil-modified or water-based polyurethanes, ultra-
violet light cured polyurethanes, wax, epoxy-ester finishes, moisture-
cured urethanes and acid-curing formaldehyde finishes). The veneers may 
be also soaked in an acrylic-impregnated finish. All multilayered wood 
flooring is included within the definition of subject merchandise 
regardless of whether the face (or back) of the product is smooth, wire 
brushed, distressed by any method or multiple methods, or hand-scraped. 
In addition, all multilayered wood flooring is included within the 
definition of subject merchandise regardless of whether or not it is 
manufactured with any interlocking or connecting mechanism (for 
example, tongue-and-groove construction or locking joints). All 
multilayered wood flooring is included within the definition of the 
subject merchandise regardless of whether the product meets a 
particular industry or similar standard.
    The core of multilayered wood flooring may be composed of a range 
of materials, including but not limited to hardwood or softwood veneer, 
particleboard, medium-density fiberboard (``MDF''), high-density 
fiberboard (``HDF''), stone and/or plastic composite, or strips of 
lumber placed edge-to-edge.
    Multilayered wood flooring products generally, but not exclusively, 
may be in the form of a strip, plank, or other geometrical patterns 
(e.g., circular, hexagonal). All multilayered wood flooring products 
are included within this definition regardless of the actual or nominal 
dimensions or form of the product.
    Specifically excluded from the scope are cork flooring and bamboo 
flooring, regardless of whether any of the sub-surface layers of either 
flooring are made from wood. Also excluded is laminate flooring. 
Laminate flooring consists of a top wear layer sheet not made of wood, 
a decorative paper layer, a core-layer of high-density fiberboard, and 
a stabilizing bottom layer.
    Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under the 
following subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (``HTSUS''): 4412.31.0520; 4412.31.0540; 4412.31.0560; 
4412.31.2510; 4412.31.2520; 4412.31.4040; 4412.31.4050; 4412.31.4060; 
4412.31.4070; 4412.31.5125; 4412.31.5135; 4412.31.5155; 4412.31.5165; 
4412.31.3175; 4412.31.6000; 4412.31.9100; 4412.32.0520; 4412.32.0540; 
4412.32.0560; 4412.32.2510; 4412.32.2520; 4412.32.3125; 4412.32.3135; 
4412.32.3155; 4412.32.3165; 4412.32.3175; 4412.32.3185; 4412.32.5600; 
4412.39.1000; 4412.39.3000; 4412.39.4011; 4412.39.4012; 4412.39.4019; 
4412.39.4031; 4412.39.4032; 4412.39.4039; 4412.39.4051; 4412.39.4052; 
4412.39.4059; 4412.39.4061; 4412.39.4062; 4412.39.4069; 4412.39.5010; 
4412.39.5030; 4412.39.5050; 4412.94.1030; 4412.94.1050; 4412.94.3105; 
4412.94.3111; 4412.94.3121; 4412.94.3131; 4412.94.3141; 4412.94.3160; 
4412.94.3171; 4412.94.4100; 4412.94.5100; 4412.94.6000; 4412.94.7000; 
4412.94.8000; 4412.94.9000; 4412.94.9500; 4412.99.0600; 4412.99.1020; 
4412.99.1030; 4412.99.1040; 4412.99.3110; 4412.99.3120; 4412.99.3130; 
4412.99.3140; 4412.99.3150; 4412.99.3160; 4412.99.3170; 4412.99.4100; 
4412.99.5100; 4412.99.5710; 4412.99.6000; 4412.99.7000; 4412.99.8000; 
4412.99.9000; 4412.99.9500; 4418.71.2000; 4418.71.9000; 4418.72.2000; 
and 4418.72.9500.
    In addition, imports of subject merchandise may enter the United 
States under the following HTSUS subheadings: 4409.10.0500; 
4409.10.2000; 4409.29.0515; 4409.29.0525; 4409.29.0535; 4409.29.0545; 
4409.29.0555; 4409.29.0565; 4409.29.2530; 4409.29.2550; 4409.29.2560; 
4418.71.1000; 4418.79.0000; and 4418.90.4605.
    While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is 
dispositive.

Scope Comments

Scope Comments

    Following the Preliminary Determination, on May 19, 2011, the 
Department issued a decision memorandum addressing multiple scope 
issues in this and the concurrent CVD investigation of wood flooring 
from the PRC. See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, ``Scope'' (May 19, 
2011) (``Scope Memo''). We sought comments on the scope in both the AD 
and CVD cases. See Letter to All Interested Parties from Nancy Decker, 
Program Manager, Office 1, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, 
``RE: Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations: Multilayered 
Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China,'' (May 25, 2011).
    In response, interested parties filed scope-related comments in 
submissions on June 6, 2011, June 14, 2011, and June 15, 2011, as well 
as in case briefs on August 4, 2011, and rebuttal briefs on August 8, 
2011, and August 9, 2011. Additionally, a scope-related submission was 
received the same day the Scope Memo was released and, therefore, was 
not analyzed in the Scope Memo, but is addressed in this final 
determination. Based on our analysis of all the comments, we have 
changed the scope to eliminate references to certain HTSUS numbers. For 
a complete discussion of this change, as well as a summary of the 
parties' comments and the Department's positions, see the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, the Department verified 
the information submitted by Yuhua, Layo Wood, and the Samling Group 
for use in its final determination. The Department used standard 
verification procedures, including examination of relevant accounting 
and production records and

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original source documents provided by the respondents.\30\
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    \30\ See Memorandum from Brandon Petelin, International Trade 
Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, to the File, Verification of 
Constructed Export Sales (``CEP'') for Baroque Timber Industries 
(Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. (``BTI''), Riverside Plywood Corporation 
(``RPC''), Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited 
(``SELT''), Samling Riverside Co., Ltd.(``SR''), and Suzhou Times 
Flooring Co., Ltd. (``STF'') (collectively, the ``Samling Group'') 
at the headquarters of its U.S. affiliate (July 22, 2011); 
Memorandum from Robert Greger, Senior International Trade 
Accountant, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, to the File, Verification 
of Constructed Export Sales (``CEP'') for Baroque Timber Industries 
(Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. (``BTI''), Riverside Plywood corporation 
(``RPC''), Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited 
(``SELT''), Samling Riverside Co., Ltd. (``SR''), and Suzhou Times 
Flooring Co., Ltd. (``STF'') (collectively, the ``Samling Group'') 
at Samling Global USA, Inc. (``SGUSA'') (July 22, 2011); Memorandum 
from Brandon Farlander, Senior International Trade Analyst, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 4, to the File, Verification of the Questionnaire 
Responses of Zhejiang Yuhua Timber Co., Ltd (``Yuhua'') (July 21, 
2011) (``Yuhua's Verification Report''); Memorandum from Brandon 
Farlander, Senior International Trade Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 4, to the File, Verification of the Sales and Factors 
Response of Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd., in Less than Fair 
Value Investigation of Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's 
Republic of China (July 22, 2011); Memorandum from Brandon Petelin, 
International Trade Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, to the 
File, Verification of Sales and Factors Response of Baroque Timber 
Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. (``BTI'') and Samling Elegant 
Living Trading (Labuan) Limited (``SELT'') in the Less-than-Fair-
Value Investigation of Multilayered Wood Flooring (``Wood 
Flooring'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') (July 22, 
2011); Memorandum from Brandon Petelin, International Trade Analyst, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, to the File, Verification of Sales and 
Factors Response of Riverside Plywood Corporation (``RPC'') and 
Samling Riverside Co., Ltd. (``SR'') in the Less-than-Fair-Value 
Investigation of Multilayered Wood Flooring (``Wood Flooring'') from 
the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') (July 22, 2011).
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Non-Market Economy Country

    The Department considers the PRC to be a non-market economy 
(``NME'') country. In accordance with section 771(18)(C)(i) of the Act, 
any determination that a foreign country is an NME country shall remain 
in effect until revoked by the administering authority. The Department 
has not revoked the PRC's status as an NME country. No party has 
challenged the designation of the PRC as an NME country in this 
investigation. Therefore, the Department continues to treat the PRC as 
an NME for purposes of this final determination.

Surrogate Country

    In the preliminary determination, the Department stated that it 
selected the Philippines as the appropriate surrogate country to use in 
this investigation pursuant to section 773(c)(4) of the Act based on 
the following: (1) It is at a similar level of economic development; 
(2) it is a significant producer of comparable merchandise; and (3) we 
have reliable data from the Philippines that we can use to value the 
FOPs.\31\ The Department has not made changes to findings with respect 
to the selection of a surrogate country for the final determination.
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    \31\ See Memorandum to Abdelali Elouaradia from Drew Jackson, 
Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China: 
Surrogate Country Memorandum (May 19, 2011).
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Separate Rate Companies

    In proceedings involving NME countries, the Department holds a 
rebuttable presumption that all companies within the country are 
subject to government control and, thus, should be assessed a single 
antidumping duty rate. It is the Department's policy to assign all 
exporters of the subject merchandise in an NME country this single rate 
unless an exporter can demonstrate that it is sufficiently independent 
so as to be entitled to a separate rate.\32\
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    \32\ See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value: Sparklers from the People's Republic of China, 56 FR 
20588 (May 6, 1991), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum 
at Cmt. 1; as further developed in Notice of Final Determination of 
Sales at less Than Fair Value Silicon Carbide from the People's 
Republic of China, 59 FR 22585, 22587 (May 2, 1994).
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    In the instant investigation, the Department received timely-filed 
separate rate applications (``SRAs'') from 74 companies (``Separate 
Rate Applicants'').\33\ In the Preliminary Determination, the 
Department found that twelve wholly foreign-owned companies,\34\ 
demonstrated eligibility for separate rate status.\35\ In addition, the 
Department found that sixty-two of the separate-rate companies that are 
either joint ventures between Chinese and foreign companies or are 
wholly Chinese-owned companies demonstrated eligibility for separate 
rate status. Since the publication of the Preliminary Determination, no 
party has commented on the eligibility of the Separate Rate Applicants 
for separate-rate status. However, the Department corrected the name of 
one of the separate rate applicants. The Department has changed the 
incorrect name of ``Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd. 
(``Lizhong'')'' to the correct name of ``Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products 
Co., Ltd. also known as The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of 
Shanghai (``Lizhong'').'' \36\
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    \33\ The 74 separate-rate applicants are: (1) MuDanJiang Bosen 
Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (2) Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd., (3) 
Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd., (4) Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture 
(Dalian) Co., Ltd., (5) Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd., (6) 
Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd., (7) HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, 
Ltd., (8) Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd., (9) Dunhua Jisheng Wood 
Industry Co., Ltd., (10) Hunchun Forest Wolf Industry Co., Ltd., 
(11) Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd., (12) Nanjing Minglin 
Wooden Industry Co., Ltd., (13) Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., 
Ltd., (14) Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd., (15) Guangzhou Pan Yu Kang 
Da Board Co., Ltd., (16) Kornbest Enterprises Ltd., (17) 
Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc., (18) Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering 
Co., Ltd., (19) Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd., (20) Dasso 
Industrial Group Co., Ltd., (21) Hong Kong Easoon Wood Technology 
Co., Ltd., (22) Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd., (23) 
Baishan Huafeng Wooden Product Co., Ltd., (24) Changbai Mountain 
Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (25) 
Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd., (26) Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry 
Co., Ltd., (27) Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd., (28) 
Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics LLC, (29) Dunhua City Dexin Wood 
Industry Co., Ltd., (30) Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., 
Ltd., (31) Dunhua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (32) Dunhua 
City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (33) Fusong Jinlong Wooden 
Group Co., Ltd., (34) Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd., (35) 
GTP International, (36) Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd., 
(37) HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, Ltd., (38) Huzhou Fulinmen Imp 
& Exp. Co., Ltd., (39) Huzhou Fuma Wood Bus. Co., Ltd., (40) Jiafeng 
Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., (41) Jiashan Hui Jia Le Decoration Material 
Co., Ltd., (42) Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., 
Ltd., (43) Karly Wood Product Limited, (44) Kunshan Yingyi-Nature 
Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (45) Puli Trading Limited, (46) Shanghai 
Eswell Timber Co. Ltd., (47) Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd., (48) 
Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd., (49) Shanghai Shenlin Corporation, 
(50) Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd., (51) Vicwood Industry 
(Suzhou) Co., Ltd., (52) Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd., (53) 
Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd., (54) Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry 
Co., Ltd., (55) Jiangsu Simba Flooring Industry Co., Ltd, (56) 
Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd., (57) Zhejiang Dadongwu GreenHome 
Wood Co., Ltd., (58) Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (59) 
Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd., (60) Zhejiang Tianzhen Bamboo & 
Wood Development Co., Ltd., (61) Chinafloors Timber (China) Co. 
Ltd., (62) Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd., (63) Fine 
Furniture (Shanghai) Limited, (64) Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co. 
Ltd., (65) Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd., (66) A&W (Shanghai) Woods 
Co., Ltd., (67) Fu Lik Timber (HK) Company Limited, (68) Yekalon 
Industry, Inc./Sennorwell International Group (Hong Kong) Limited, 
(69) Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd., (70) Dalian Kemian 
Wood Industry Co., Ltd., (71) Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., 
Ltd., (72) Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd., and 
(73) Real Wood Floors, LLC.
    \34\ The wholly foreign-owned Separate Rate Applicants are: (1) 
Jianfeng Wood (Suzhou) Co, Ltd; (2) Fu Lik Timber (HK) Company 
Limited; (3) Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd; (4) Metropolitan 
Hardwood Floors, Inc.; (5) A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd.; (6) 
Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.; (7) Armstrong Wood Products 
(Kunshan) Co., Ltd.; (8) Kunshan Yingyi-Nature Wood Industry Co., 
Ltd.; (9) Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics LLC; (10) Yixing Lion-King 
Timber Industry Co., Ltd.; (11) Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., 
Ltd.; and (12) Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited.
    \35\ See Preliminary Determination, 76 FR at 30661.
    \36\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, from 
Trisha Tran, International Trade Analyst, Office 4, Multilayered 
Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China: Request to Modify 
Customs Instructions. (July 28, 2011).

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    For the final determination, the Department continues to find that 
the evidence placed on the record of this investigation by the Separate 
Rate Applicants demonstrates both de jure and de facto absence of 
government control with respect to each company's respective exports of 
the merchandise under investigation. Thus, the Department continues to 
find that the Separate Rate Applicants are eligible for separate-rate 
status.
    The separate rate is normally determined based on the weighted-
average of the estimated dumping margins established for exporters and 
producers individually investigated, excluding zero and de minimis 
margins or margins based entirely on adverse facts available 
(``AFA'').\37\ In this investigation, two of the individually 
investigated companies, Layo Wood, and the Samling Group, have 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins which are above de minimis 
and which are not based on total AFA. Therefore, because there are only 
two relevant weighted-average dumping margins for this final 
determination, using a weighted-average risks disclosure of business 
proprietary information. Accordingly, the Department has calculated the 
separate rate using a simple-average of these two margins, which is 
3.31 percent.\38\
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    \37\ See section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act.
    \38\ See Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 
75 FR 38980 (July 2010) at Comment 4.
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Use of Facts Available and Adverse Facts Available

    Section 776(a) of the Act provides that the Department shall apply 
facts available (``FA'') if (1) necessary information is not on the 
record, or (2) an interested party or any other person (A) withholds 
information that has been requested, (B) fails to provide information 
within the deadlines established, or in the form and manner requested 
by the Department, subject to subsections (c)(1) and (e) of section 782 
of the Act, (C) significantly impedes a proceeding, or (D) provides 
information that cannot be verified as provided by section 782(i) of 
the Act.
    Section 776(b) of the Act further provides that the Department may 
use an adverse inference in applying FA when a party has failed to 
cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability to comply with a 
request for information. Such an adverse inference may include reliance 
on information derived from the petition, the final determination, a 
previous administrative review, or other information placed on the 
record.

PRC-Wide Entity

    In the Preliminary Determination, the Department determined that 
certain PRC exporters/producers did not respond to the Department's 
requests for information including information pertaining to whether 
they were separate from the PRC-wide entity.\39\ Thus, the Department 
has found that these PRC exporters/producers are part of the PRC-wide 
entity and the PRC-wide entity has not responded to our requests for 
information.\40\ No additional information was placed on the record 
with respect to any of these companies after the preliminary 
determination. Because the PRC-wide entity did not provide the 
Department with requested information, pursuant to section 776(a)(2)(A) 
of the Act, the Department continues to find it appropriate to base the 
PRC-wide rate on FA.
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    \39\ See Preliminary Determination, 76 FR at 30661.
    \40\ Id.
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    The Department determines that, because the PRC-wide entity did not 
respond to our request for information, the PRC-wide entity has failed 
to cooperate to the best of its ability. Therefore, pursuant to section 
776(b) of the Act, the Department finds that, in selecting from among 
the FA, an adverse inference is appropriate for the PRC-wide entity.
    Because the Department begins with the presumption that all 
companies within an NME country are subject to government control, and 
because only the mandatory respondents and the Separate Rate Applicants 
have overcome that presumption, the Department is applying a single 
antidumping rate to all other exporters of subject merchandise from the 
PRC. Such companies have not demonstrated entitlement to a separate 
rate.\41\ Accordingly, the PRC-wide entity rate applies to all entries 
of subject merchandise except for entries from Yuhua, Layo Wood, the 
Samling Group, and the Separate Rate Applicants.
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    \41\ See, e.g., Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Market Value: Synthetic Indigo From the People's Republic 
of China, 65 FR 25706, 25707 (May 2, 2000).
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Selection of the AFA Rate for the PRC-Wide Entity

    In selecting a rate for AFA, the Department selects a rate that is 
sufficiently adverse ``as to effectuate the purpose of the adverse 
facts available rule to induce respondents to provide the Department 
with complete and accurate information in a timely manner.'' \42\ 
Further, it is the Department's practice to select a rate that insures 
``that the party does not obtain a more favorable result by failing to 
cooperate than if it had cooperated fully.'' \43\ It is the 
Department's practice to select as AFA the higher of the (a) highest 
margin alleged in the petition or (b) the highest calculated rate of 
any respondent in the investigation.\44\ In order to determine the 
probative value of the margins in the petition for use as AFA for 
purposes of this final determination, we analyzed the U.S. prices and 
normal values for each of the individually investigated parties. Based 
on this analysis, we determined that while there were U.S. prices 
within the range of the prices contained in the petition, the normal 
value information contained in the petition does not have probative 
value for purposes of this final determination. The Department does not 
find the highest calculated rate of the mandatory respondents to be 
sufficiently adverse to act as the AFA rate. With respect to AFA, for 
the final determination, we have assigned the PRC-wide entity the rate 
of 58.84 percent, the highest calculated transaction-specific rate 
among mandatory respondents. No corroboration of this rate is necessary 
because we are relying on information obtained in the course of this 
investigation, rather than secondary information.\45\
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    \42\ See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less than 
Fair Value: Static Random Access Memory Semiconductors From Taiwan, 
63 FR 8909, 8932 (Feb. 23, 1998).
    \43\ See Brake Rotors from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results and Partial Rescission of the Seventh Administrative Review; 
Final Results of the Eleventh New Shipper Review, 70 FR 69937, 69939 
(Nov. 18, 2005)(quoting the Statement of Administrative Action 
accompanying the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, H. Doc. No. 316, 103d 
Cong., 2d Session at 870 (1994)).
    \44\ See, e.g., Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the 
People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, 75 FR 60725, 60729 (October 1, 2010).
    \45\ See 19 CFR 351.308(c) and (d) and section 776(c) of the 
Act; see also Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value 
and Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part: 
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the People's Republic of 
China, 73 FR 35652, 35653 (June 24, 2008), and accompanying Issues 
and Decision Memorandum at 1.
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    The dumping margin for the PRC-wide entity applies to all entries 
of the merchandise under investigation except for entries of 
merchandise under investigation from the exporter/manufacturer 
combinations listed in the chart in the ``Final Determination'' section 
below.

Combination Rates

    In the Initiation Notice, the Department stated that it would 
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separate rate in this investigation.\46\ This practice is described in 
Policy Bulletin 05.1, available at http://www.trade.gov/ia. In the 
Amended Preliminary Determination, the Department stated that it did 
not grant separate combination rates to Tak Wah Building Material 
(Suzhou) Co. Ltd. (``Tak Wah'') and Tech Wood International Ltd. 
(``Tech Wood''), the affiliated exporters on whose behalf Vicwood 
submitted a separate rate application, due to incomplete and 
conflicting information in Vicwood's previous responses.\47\ On July 6, 
2011, the Department received supplemental questionnaire responses from 
Vicwood supplying the clarifying information requested by the 
Department. As a result, the department is granting separate 
combination rates to exporters Tak Wah and Tech Wood for merchandise 
produced by Vicwood.
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    \46\ See Initiation Notice, 75 FR at 22113-14.
    \47\ See Memorandum to Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 4, through Charles Riggle, from Brandon Petelin 
and Erin Kearney, Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty 
Investigation on Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's 
Republic of China: Allegations of Ministerial Errors, dated June 20, 
2011, at 4-5.
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Final Determination

    The Department determines that the following dumping margins exist 
for the period April 1, 2010, through September 30, 2010:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Weighted
             Exporter                      Producer            average
                                                                margin
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co.,   Zhejiang Layo Wood               3.98
 Ltd.                               Industry Co., Ltd.
The Samling Group **.............  The Samling Group **....         2.63
Zhejiang Yuhua Timber Co., Ltd...  Zhejiang Yuhua Timber            0.00
                                    Co., Ltd.
Jiaxing Brilliant Import & Export  Zhejiang Layo Wood               3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Industry Co., Ltd.
MuDanJiang Bosen Wood Industry     MuDanJiang Bosen Wood            3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Industry Co., Ltd.
MuDanJiang Bosen Wood Industry     Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood             3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Co., Ltd.
Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd...  Huzhou Chenghang Wood            3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd......  Zhejiang Jiechen Wood            3.31
                                    Industry Co., Ltd.
Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture        Nakahiro Jyou Sei                3.31
 (Dalian) Co., Ltd.                 Furniture (Dalian) Co.,
                                    Ltd.
Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co.,    Shenyang Sende Wood Co.,         3.31
 Ltd.                               Ltd.
Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co.,    Shenyang Haobainian              3.31
 Ltd.                               Wooden Co., Ltd.
Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co.,    Shanghai Demeijia Wooden         3.31
 Ltd.                               Co., Ltd.
Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd.......  Dalian Dajen Wood Co.,           3.31
                                    Ltd.
HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products,    HaiLin LinJing Wooden            3.31
 Ltd.                               Products, Ltd.
Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd....  Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood             3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
Dunhua Jisheng Wood Industry Co.,  Dunhua Jisheng Wood              3.31
 Ltd.                               Industry Co., Ltd.
Hunchun Forest Wolf Industry Co.,  Hunchun Forest Wolf              3.31
 Ltd.                               Industry Co., Ltd.
Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star      Guangzhou Jiasheng               3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Timber Industry Co.,
                                    Ltd.
Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry    Nanjing Minglin Wooden           3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Industry Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry    Zhejiang Fudeli Timber           3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Industry Co., Ltd.
Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd......  Suzhou Dongda Wood Co.,          3.31
                                    Ltd.
Guangzhou Pan Yu Kang Da Board     Guangzhou Pan Yu Kang Da         3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Board Co., Ltd.
Kornbest Enterprises Ltd.........  Guangzhou Pan Yu Kang Da         3.31
                                    Board Co., Ltd.
Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc  Dalian Huilong Wooden            3.31
                                    Products Co., Ltd.
Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc  Mudanjiang Bosen Wood            3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc  Nakahiro Jyou Sei                3.31
                                    Furniture (Dalian) Co.,
                                    Ltd.
Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc  Hunchun Forest Wolf              3.31
                                    Wooden Industry Co.,
                                    Ltd.
Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc  Kemian Wood Industry             3.31
                                    (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Inc  Shenyang Haobainian              3.31
                                    Wooden Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co.,    Zhejiang Longsen                 3.31
 Ltd.                               Lumbering Co., Ltd.
Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd.  Xinyuan Wooden Industry          3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd..  Dasso Industrial Group           3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
Hong Kong Easoon Wood Technology   Dasso Industrial Group           3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Co., Ltd.
Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan)  Armstrong Wood Products          3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
Baishan Huafeng Wooden Product     Baishan Huafeng Wooden           3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Product Co., Ltd.
Changbai Mountain Development and  Changbai Mountain                3.31
 Protection Zone Hongtu Wood        Development and
 Industry Co., Ltd.                 Protection Zone Hongtu
                                    Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd.  Changzhou Hawd Flooring          3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry Co.,  Dalian Jiuyuan Wood              3.31
 Ltd.                               Industry Co., Ltd.
Dalian Penghong Floor Products     Dalian Penghong Floor            3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Products Co., Ltd.
Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics    Dongtai Fuan Universal           3.31
 LLC.                               Dynamics LLC.
Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry    Dunhua City Dexin Wood           3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Industry Co., Ltd.
Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood          Dunhua City Hongyuan             3.31
 Industry Co., Ltd.                 Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
Dunhua City Jisen Wood Industry    Dunhua City Jisen Wood           3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Industry Co., Ltd.
Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry  Dunhua City Wanrong Wood         3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Industry Co., Ltd.
Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co.,   Fusong Jinlong Wooden            3.31
 Ltd.                               Group Co., Ltd.
Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product      Fusong Qianqiu Wooden            3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Product Co., Ltd.
GTP International................  Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo            3.31
                                    and Wood Industry Co.,
                                    Ltd.
GTP International................  Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou)            3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
GTP International................  Suzhou Dongda Wood Co.,          3.31
                                    Ltd.
GTP International................  Kemian Wood Industry             3.31
                                    (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry    Guangdong Yihua Timber           3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Industry Co., Ltd.
HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products,    HaiLin LinJing Wooden            3.31
 Ltd.                               Products, Ltd.
Huzhou Fulinmen Imp & Exp. Co.,    Huzhou Fulinmen Wood             3.31
 Ltd.                               Floor Co., Ltd.
Huzhou Fuma Wood Bus. Co., Ltd...  Huzhou Fuma Wood Bus.            3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd...  Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou)            3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.

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Jiashan Hui Jia Le Decoration      Jiashan Hui Jia Le               3.31
 Material Co., Ltd.                 Decoration Material
                                    Co., Ltd.
Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao      Jilin Forest Industry            3.31
 Flooring Group Co., Ltd.           Jinqiao Flooring Group
                                    Co., Ltd.
Karly Wood Product Limited.......  Karly Wood Product               3.31
                                    Limited.
Kunshan Yingyi-Nature Wood         Kunshan Yingyi-Nature            3.31
 Industry Co., Ltd.                 Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
Puli Trading Ltd.................  Baiying Furniture                3.31
                                    Manufacturer Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Eswell Timber Co. Ltd...  Shanghai Eswell Timber           3.31
                                    Co. Ltd.
Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd..  Shanghai Lairunde Wood           3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd..  Shanghai New Sihe Wood           3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Shenlin Corporation.....  Shanghai Shenlin                 3.31
                                    Corporation.
Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co.,     Shenzhenshi Huanwei              3.31
 Ltd.                               Woods Co., Ltd.
Tak Wah Building Material          Vicwood Industry                 3.31
 (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.                  (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
Tech Wood International Ltd......  Vicwood Industry                 3.31
                                    (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd.  Xiamen Yung De Ornament          3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd.....  Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co.,         3.31
                                    Ltd.
Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry   Yixing Lion-King Timber          3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Industry Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu Simba Flooring Industry    Yixing Lion-King Timber          3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Industry Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd....  Zhejiang Biyork Wood             3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Dadongwu GreenHome Wood   Zhejiang Dadongwu                3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          GreenHome Wood Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry     Zhejiang Desheng Wood            3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Industry Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd..  Zhejiang Shiyou Timber           3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Tianzhen Bamboo & Wood    Zhejiang Tianzhen Bamboo         3.31
 Development Co., Ltd.              & Wood Development Co.,
                                    Ltd.
Chinafloors Timber (China) Co.     Chinafloors Timber               3.31
 Ltd.                               (China) Co. Ltd.
Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products     Shanghai Lizhong Wood            3.31
 Co., Ltd., also known as The       Products Co., Ltd.,
 Lizhong Wood Industry Limited      also known as The
 Company of Shanghai.               Lizhong Wood Industry
                                    Limited Company of
                                    Shanghai.
Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited  Fine Furniture                   3.31
                                    (Shanghai) Limited.
Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co.     Zhejiang Haoyun Wood             3.31
 Ltd.                               Co., Ltd.
Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co.     Nanjing Minglin Wooden           3.31
 Ltd.                               Industry Co., Ltd.
Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co.     Zhejiang AnJi XinFeng            3.31
 Ltd.                               Bamboo & Wood Co., Ltd.
Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd........  Zhejiang Jeson Wood Co.,         3.31
                                    Ltd.
Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd........  Huzhou Jesonwood Co.,            3.31
                                    Ltd.
A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd....  A&W (Shanghai) Woods             3.31
                                    Co., Ltd.
A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd....  Suzhou Anxin Weiguang            3.31
                                    Timber Co., Ltd.
Fu Lik Timber (HK) Company         Guangdong Fu Lin Timber          3.31
 Limited.                           Technology Limited.
Yekalon Industry, Inc./Sennorwell  Jilin Xinyuan Wooden             3.31
 International Group (Hong Kong)    Industry Co., Ltd.
 Limited.
Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan)     Kemian Wood Industry             3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co.,   Dalian Kemian Wood               3.31
 Ltd.                               Industry Co., Ltd.
Dalian Huilong Wooden Products     Dalian Huilong Wooden            3.31
 Co., Ltd.                          Products Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood     Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo            3.31
 Industry Co., Ltd.                 and Wood Industry Co.,
                                    Ltd.
PRC-wide Entity..................  ........................        58.84
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* de minimis.
** The Samling Group consists of the following companies: Baroque Timber
  Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd., Riverside Plywood Corporation,
  Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited, Samling Riverside
  Co., Ltd., and Suzhou Times Flooring Co., Ltd.

Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days of the date of publication of this notice 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department 
will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of all appropriate 
entries of multilayered wood flooring from the PRC as described in the 
``Scope of Investigation'' section, entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after May 26, 2011, the date of 
publication of the Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register. 
The Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit or the 
posting of a bond equal to the weighted-average amount by which the 
normal value exceeds U.S. price, as indicated above.

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we have notified the 
International Trade Commission (``ITC'') of the final affirmative 
determination of sales at LTFV. As the Department's final determination 
is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the 
ITC will determine, within 45 days, whether the domestic industry in 
the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material 
injury, by reason of imports of multilayered wood flooring, or sales 
(or the likelihood of sales) for importation, of the subject 
merchandise. 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.

Notification Regarding APO

    This notice also serves as a reminder to the parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of propriety information disclosed under APO 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of return or 
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.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.


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    Dated: October 11, 2011.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix I

Issues for Final Determination

General Issues

Comment 1: Financial Ratios
Comment 2: Adjustments to the Petitioner's Surrogate Ratio 
Calculations
Comment 3: Department's Rejection of Surrogate Value Submissions
Comment 4: Targeted Dumping
Comment 5: Double Remedy
Comment 6: Labor Cost
Comment 7: Whether To Add Domestic Brokerage and Handling Expenses 
to Material Inputs That Were Valued Using a Market Economy Purchase 
Price
Comment 8: Brokerage & Handling Adjustments To Account for Letter of 
Credit Costs
Comment 9: Certain Information Submitted by Petitioner in Surrogate 
Value Submission
Comment 10: Appropriateness of Countries Within a ``GNI band'' as 
Surrogate Value Sources
Comment 11: Separate-Rate Margin
Comment 12: Scope Related Issues
    Comment 12.A: Exclusion Requests for Plywood Panels or Veneer
    Comment 12.B: Strand-Woven Lignocellulosic Flooring
    Comment 12.C: Scope Language Regarding HTSUS Subheadings
    Comment 12.D: Continued Requests for Certain Exclusions

General Surrogate Value Issues

Comment 13: Surrogate Value for Plywood
Comment 14: Surrogate Value for Tropical Face Veneer
Comment 15: Surrogate Value for Non-Coniferous, Non-Tropical 
(``NCNT'') Face Veneer
Comment 16: Surrogate Value for NCNT Core Veneer
Comment 17: Surrogate Value for NCNT Logs and Tropical Logs
Comment 18: Domestic Truck Rate
Comment 19: Surrogate Value for Paint Inputs--the Samling Group and 
Layo Wood
Comment 20: Surrogate Value for HDF

Mandatory Respondent Specific Issues

Yuhua

Comment 21: Yuhua Affiliation

Layo Wood

Comment 22: Layo Wood-Jiaxing Brilliant Affiliation
Comment 23: Whether the Wood Scrap Offset for Layo Wood Should Be 
Denied
Comment 24: Surrogate Value for Layo Wood's Byproducts
Comment 25: Surrogate Value for Layo Wood's Glue
Comment 26: Surrogate Value for Pigment
Comment 27: Surrogate Value for Printing Ink
Comment 28: Surrogate Value for Paper Manual
Comment 29: Surrogate Value for Tape
Comment 30: Density Conversion for Layo Wood's Packing Fiberboard

The Samling Group

Comment 31: Value of Certain of the Samling Group's Veneer Inputs
Comment 32: Surrogate Value for the Samling Group's Glue Input
Comment 33: Surrogate Value for Labels
Comment 34: Surrogate Value for Cellophane Tape
Comment 35: Surrogate Value for Corrugated Cardboard Carton
Comment 36: Post-Verification Adjustments to the Samling Group's 
Reported U.S. Sales Data
    Comment 36.A: Adjustment to Gross Unit Price
    Comment 36.B: U.S. Duties
Comment 37: SGUSA's Transportation Expenses
Comment 38: Inland Freight--Warehouse to Customer
Comment 39: Other Revenue for U.S. Inland Freight
Comment 40: Indirect Selling Expense Ratio of Affiliated Reseller
Comment 41: SGUSA's Indirect Selling Expense Ratio

Other Issues

Comment 42: Correction of Lizhong's Name
Comment 43: Whether the Department Should Have Selected Fine 
Furniture as a Voluntary Respondent

[FR Doc. 2011-26932 Filed 10-17-11; 8:45 am]
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