Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 73018-73021 [2012-29668]

Download as PDF 73018 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 236 / Friday, December 7, 2012 / Notices to the Department’s discontinuation, effective July 24, 2012, of the suspension of liquidation. The ITC determined that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to subject imports from the PRC. Because of the ITC’s negative determination of critical circumstances, the Department will direct CBP to refund all cash deposits collected on entries of solar cells from the PRC which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 27, 2011, and before March 26, 2012. The interest provisions of section 778 of the Act do not apply. In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of solar cells from the PRC, effective the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon further advice from the Department pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject merchandise. On or after the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register, CBP must require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the rates noted below: Company Subsidy rate Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd.; Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (collectively, Trina Solar) Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd.; Luoyang Suntech Power Co., Ltd.; Suntech Power Co., Ltd.; Yangzhou Rietech Renewal Energy Co., Ltd.; Zhenjiang Huantai Silicon Science & Technology Co., Ltd.; Kuttler Automation Systems (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.; Shenzhen Suntech Power Co., Ltd.; Wuxi Sunshine Power Co., Ltd.; Wuxi University Science Park International Incubator Co., Ltd.; Yangzhou Suntech Power Co., Ltd.; and Zhenjiang Rietech New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd; (collectively, Wuxi Suntech) All Others Rate ............................................................................................................................................................... [FR Doc. 2012–29669 Filed 12–6–12; 8:45 am] antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (‘‘solar cells’’), from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). In addition, the Department is amending its final determination to correct certain ministerial errors. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Pedersen, Krisha Hill, or Drew Jackson, 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) 482–2769, (202) 482–4037, or (202) 482–4406, respectively. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect to solar cells from the PRC pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list of countervailing duty orders currently in effect. This countervailing duty order is issued and published in accordance with sections 705(c)(2) and 706 of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.211. Dated: December 3, 2012. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Background DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–979] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: December 7, 2012. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’), the Department is issuing an tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:05 Dec 06, 2012 Jkt 229001 In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), on October 17, 2012, the Department published the final determination of sales at less than fair value, and affirmative final determination of critical circumstances, in part, in the antidumping duty investigation of solar cells from the PRC.1 On November 30, 2012, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry.2 In addition, 1 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Affirmative Final Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 77 FR 63791 (October 17, 2012) (‘‘Final Determination’’). 2 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and Modules from China (Investigation Nos. 701–TA– PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15.97 percent ad valorem. 14.78 percent ad valorem. 15.24 percent ad valorem. the ITC notified the Department of its final determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of solar cells from the PRC that are subject to the Department’s affirmative critical circumstances finding.3 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates, and panels, consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels and building integrated materials. This order covers crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells of thickness equal to or greater than 20 micrometers, having a p/n junction formed by any means, whether or not the cell has undergone other processing, including, but not limited to, cleaning, etching, coating, and/or addition of materials (including, but not limited to, metallization and conductor patterns) to collect and forward the electricity that is generated by the cell. Merchandise under consideration may be described at the time of importation as parts for final finished products that are assembled after importation, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels, building-integrated modules, buildingintegrated panels, or other finished goods kits. Such parts that otherwise meet the definition of merchandise 481 and 731–TA–1190 (Final), USITC Publication 4360, November 2012). 3 See id. E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 236 / Friday, December 7, 2012 / Notices under consideration are included in the scope of this order. Excluded from the scope of this order are thin film photovoltaic products produced from amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS). Also excluded from the scope of this order are crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, not exceeding 10,000mm 2 in surface area, that are permanently integrated into a consumer good whose function is other than power generation and that consumes the electricity generated by the integrated crystalline silicon photovoltaic cell. Where more than one cell is permanently integrated into a consumer good, the surface area for purposes of this exclusion shall be the total combined surface area of all cells that are integrated into the consumer good. Modules, laminates, and panels produced in a third-country from cells produced in the PRC are covered by this order; however, modules, laminates, and panels produced in the PRC from cells produced in a third-country are not covered by this order. Merchandise covered by this order is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.80, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, and 8501.31.8000.4 These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Amendment to the Final Determination On October 17, 2012, the Department published its affirmative final determination in this proceeding.5 On October 19, 2012, Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (‘‘Wuxi Suntech’’) respondent in the investigation, submitted timely ministerial error allegations and requested that the Department correct the alleged ministerial errors in the dumping margin calculations. On October 24, 2012, Solar World Industries America, Inc., (‘‘Petitioner’’) submitted timely rebuttal comments. No other interested party submitted ministerial error allegations or replied to Wuxi Suntech’s submission. After analyzing all interested party comments and rebuttals, we have determined, in accordance with section tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with 4 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) provided notification that HTSUS number 8501.31.8000 should be added to the scope of the investigation, as certain articles under this number may fall within the scope. See Memorandum from Gene H. Calvert through Mark Hoadley to the File, ‘‘ACE Case Reference File Update,’’ dated May 16, 2012. 5 See Final Determination. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:05 Dec 06, 2012 Jkt 229001 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), that we made the following ministerial errors in our calculations for the Final Determination with respect to Wuxi Suntech: • In calculating net U.S. price, we incorrectly overstated the amount of certain advertising expenses that we deducted from gross price. • In calculating the weighted average unit value of reported silicon wafers, we incorrectly overstated the quantity of silicon wafers purchased from nonmarket economy suppliers. In addition to correcting the ministerial errors described above, we corrected an error regarding the valuation of Wuxi Suntech’s installation manuals.6 In the Final Determination, we determined that a number of companies, in addition to the mandatory respondents, qualified for a separate rate.7 Since the cash deposit rate for the separate rate respondents is based on the average of the margins for the mandatory respondents, and the margin for Wuxi Suntech changed as a result of the aforementioned ministerial errors, we have revised the calculation of the dumping margin for the separate rate respondents in the amended final determination.8 The amended weighted average dumping margins are provided, below. Antidumping Duty Order As noted above, on November 30, 2012, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found material injury with respect to solar cells from the PRC. Because the ITC determined that imports of solar cells from the PRC are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from the PRC, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the 6 For a detailed discussion of all alleged ministerial errors, as well as the Department’s analysis, see memorandum regarding, ‘‘Ministerial Error Memorandum, Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Ministerial Error Memorandum’’). 7 See Final Determination. 8 See Ministerial Error Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73019 merchandise, for all relevant entries of solar cells from the PRC. These antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after May 25, 2012, the date on which the Department published its Preliminary Determination,9 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final injury determination as further described below. Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on entries of subject merchandise from the PRC. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the estimated amount by which the normal value exceeds the U.S. price as indicated in the chart below. These cash deposit rates will be adjusted, where appropriate, for export subsidies. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margins as discussed above, adjusted, where appropriate, for export subsidies.10 The ‘‘PRC-wide’’ rate applies to all exporters of subject merchandise not specifically listed. Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion of exports of solar cells from the PRC, we extended the four-month period to no more than six months.11 In the underlying investigation, the Department published the Preliminary 9 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination and Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances,77 FR 31309 (May 25, 2012) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). 10 See section 736(a)(3) of the Act. 11 See Preliminary Determination. E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 73020 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 236 / Friday, December 7, 2012 / Notices Determination on May 25, 2012.12 Therefore, the six-month period beginning on the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination ended on November 21, 2012. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of solar cells from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after November 21, 2012, the date provisional measures expired, and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on and after the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. The weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Weightedaverage percent margin Exporter Producer Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. and Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science & Technology Co., Ltd. Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd ..................................... 18.32 Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science & Technology Co., Ltd .......... Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd ..................................................... Luoyang Suntech Power Co., Ltd ............................................... Suntech Power Co., Ltd .............................................................. Wuxi Sun-shine Power Co., Ltd .................................................. Baoding Tianwei Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd ........... Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited ..................................... Tianwei New Energy (Chengdu) PV Module Co., Ltd ................ Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Changshu) Inc .......................... Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Luoyang) Inc ............................. Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Changshu), Inc ......................... Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Luoyang), Inc ............................ Hanwha Solarone (Qidong) Co., Ltd ........................................... CEEG (Shanghai) Solar Science Technology Co., Ltd ............... CEEG Nanjing Renewable Energy Co., Ltd ................................ CEEG Nanjing Renewable Energy Co., Ltd ................................ Jiawei Solarchina (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd ....................................... Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited ..................................... Baoding Tianwei Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd ........... LDK Solar Hi-tech (Nanchang) Co., Ltd ...................................... LDK Solar Hi-tech (Suzhou) Co., Ltd .......................................... Jiawei Solarchina (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd ....................................... Changzhou NESL Solartech Co., Ltd .......................................... China Sunergy (Nanjing) Co., Ltd ............................................... Chint Solar (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd .................................................... Suzhou Shenglong PV–TECH Co., Ltd ....................................... tenKsolar (Shanghai) Co., Ltd ..................................................... HC Solar Power Co., Ltd ............................................................. Zhiheng Solar Inc ........................................................................ Zhejiang Leye Photovoltaic Science & Technology Co., Ltd ...... Tianwei New Energy (Chengdu) PV Module Co., Ltd ................ Zhejiang ZG-Cells Co., Ltd .......................................................... Zhejiang Xinshun Guangfu Science and Technology Co., Ltd ... Zhejiang Jiutai New Energy Co., Ltd ........................................... Zhejiang Wanxiang Solar Co., Ltd .............................................. Jinko Solar Co., Ltd ..................................................................... Jinko Solar Co., Ltd ..................................................................... CNPV Dongying Solar Power Co., LTD ...................................... CSG PVTech Co., Ltd ................................................................. DelSolar (Wujiang) Ltd ................................................................ Dongfang Electric (Yixing) MAGl Solar Power Technology Co., Ltd. Eoplly New Energy Technology Co., Ltd .................................... ERA Solar Co., Ltd ...................................................................... ET Solar Industry Limited ............................................................ Hangzhou Zhejiang University Sunny Energy Science and Technology Co., Ltd. Himin Clean Energy Holdings Co., Ltd ....................................... JingAo Solar Co., Ltd .................................................................. Jetion Solar (China) Co., Ltd ....................................................... Jiangsu Green Power PV Co., Ltd .............................................. Jiangsu Sunlink PV Technology Co., Ltd .................................... JingAo Solar Co., Ltd .................................................................. Konca Solar Cell Co., Ltd ............................................................ Leye Photovoltaic Co., Ltd .......................................................... 18.32 29.14 29.14 29.14 29.14 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd., Luoyang Suntech Power Co., Ltd., Suntech Power Co., Ltd. and Wuxi Sun-shine Power Co., Ltd. Baoding Tianwei Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd ............ Tianwei New Energy (Chengdu) PV Module Co., Ltd .................. Canadian Solar International Limited ............................................ Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Changshu) Inc ........................... Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Luoyang) Inc .............................. Hanwha Solarone (Qidong) Co., Ltd ............................................ CEEG (Shanghai) Solar Science Technology Co., Ltd ................ CEEG Nanjing Renewable Energy Co., Ltd ................................. Jiawei Solarchina Co., Ltd ............................................................ Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited ....................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with LDK Solar Hi-tech (Nanchang) Co., Ltd ....................................... LDK Solar Hi-tech (Suzhou) Co., Ltd ........................................... Jiawei Solarchina (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd ........................................ Changzhou NESL Solartech Co., Ltd ........................................... China Sunergy (Nanjing) Co., Ltd ................................................. Chint Solar (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd ..................................................... Suzhou Shenglong PV-Tech Co., Ltd ........................................... tenKsolar (Shanghai) Co., Ltd ...................................................... Upsolar Group, Co., Ltd ................................................................ Wanxiang Import & Export Co., Ltd .............................................. Jinko Solar Import and Export Co., Ltd ........................................ JinkoSolar International Limited .................................................... CNPV Dongying Solar Power Co., Ltd ......................................... CSG PVTech Co., Ltd ................................................................... Delsolar Co., Ltd ........................................................................... Dongfang Electric (Yixing) MAGI Solar Power Technology Co., Ltd. Eoplly New Energy Technology Co., Ltd ...................................... ERA Solar Co., Ltd ....................................................................... ET Solar Energy Limited ............................................................... Hangzhou Zhejiang University Sunny Energy Science and Technology Co., Ltd. Himin Clean Energy Holdings Co., Ltd ......................................... JA Solar Technology Yangzhou Co., Ltd ..................................... Jetion Solar (China) Co., Ltd ........................................................ Jiangsu Green Power PV Co., Ltd ............................................... Jiangsu Sunlink PV Technology Co., Ltd ..................................... JingAo Solar Co., Ltd .................................................................... Konca Solar Cell Co., Ltd ............................................................. Leye Photovoltaic Co., Ltd ............................................................ 12 See Preliminary Determination. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:05 Dec 06, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 236 / Friday, December 7, 2012 / Notices Weightedaverage percent margin Exporter Producer Lightway Green New Energy Co., Ltd .......................................... Motech (Suzhou) Renewable Energy Co., Ltd ............................. Ningbo ETDZ Holdings, Ltd .......................................................... Lightway Green New Energy Co., Ltd ......................................... Motech (Suzhou) Renewable Energy Co., Ltd ............................ Hangzhou Zhejiang University Sunny Energy Science and Technology Co., LTD. Ningbo Komaes Solar Technology Co., Ltd ................................ Ningbo Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd ........................ Ningbo Ulica Solar Science & Technology Co., Ltd ................... Perlight Solar Co., Ltd ................................................................. Risen Energy Co., Ltd ................................................................. Shanghai BYD Company Limited ................................................ Shanghai JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd ..................................... Shanghai Solar Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd ............ Shenzhen Topray Solar Co., Ltd ................................................. Solarbest Energy-Tech (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd ................................. Sopray Energy Co., Ltd ............................................................... Phono Solar Technology Co., Ltd ............................................... Sun Earth Solar Power Co., Ltd .................................................. Yuhuan Sinosola Science & Technology Co., Ltd ...................... Yuhuan Solar Energy Source Co., Ltd ........................................ Zhejiang Topoint Photovoltaic Co., Ltd ....................................... Zhejiang Shuqimeng Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd ............. Zhejiang Sunflower Light Energy Science & Technology Limited Liability Company. ...................................................................................................... Ningbo Komaes Solar Technology Co., Ltd ................................. Ningbo Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd ......................... Ningbo Ulica Solar Science & Technology Co., Ltd ..................... Perlight Solar Co., Ltd ................................................................... Risen Energy Co., Ltd ................................................................... Shanghai BYD Company Limited ................................................. Shanghai JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd ...................................... Shanghai Solar Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd .............. Shenzhen Topray Solar Co., Ltd .................................................. Solarbest Energy-Tech (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd .................................. Sopray Energy Co., Ltd ................................................................ Sumec Hardware & Tools Co., Ltd ............................................... Sun Earth Solar Power Co., Ltd ................................................... Yuhuan Sinosola Science & Technology Co., Ltd ........................ Yuhuan Solar Energy Source Co., Ltd ......................................... Zhejiang Jiutai New Energy Co., Ltd ............................................ Zhejiang Shuqimeng Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd ............... Zhejiang Sunflower Light Energy Science & Technology Limited Liability Company. PRC-Wide Rate ............................................................................. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with With regard to the ITC’s negative critical circumstances determination on imports of the solar cells from the PRC, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to release any bond or other security, and refund any cash deposit made, to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of the merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after February 25, 2012 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination), but before May 25, 2012. This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to solar cells from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 7043 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect. This order and amended final determination are published in accordance with sections 736(a) and 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211 and 351.224(e). Dated: December 3, 2012. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–29668 Filed 12–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:05 Dec 06, 2012 Jkt 229001 73021 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 24.48 249.96 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: International Trade Administration 24.48 24.48 24.48 Background [A–357–818] Lemon Juice From Argentina: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Suspended Antidumping Duty Investigation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: December 7, 2012. SUMMARY: On August 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the sunset review of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on lemon juice from Argentina. The Department has conducted an expedited sunset review of this suspended investigation. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that termination of the suspended antidumping duty investigation would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the rates identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Santoboni or Anne D’Alauro, Office of Policy, Bilateral Agreements Unit, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3063 and (202) 482–4830, respectively. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On August 1, 2012, the Department initiated a sunset review of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on lemon juice from Argentina, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 77 FR 45589 (August 1, 2012). The Department received a notice of intent to participate from domestic interested party Ventura Coastal LLC (‘‘Ventura’’), a joint venture between Ventura Coastal and Sunkist Growers, Inc. (petitioner in the underlying investigation), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). Ventura claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a manufacturer, producer, or wholesaler in the United States of a domestic like product. On August 31, 2012, the Department received a substantive response from Ventura. In addition to meeting the other requirements of 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3), Ventura provided information on the volume and value of Argentine exports of lemon juice to the United States. The Department received no responses from other parties to this proceeding. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review. As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Import E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-979]


Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled 
Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty 
Order

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

DATES: Effective Date: December 7, 2012.

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on 
crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into 
modules (``solar cells''), from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC''). In addition, the Department is amending its final 
determination to correct certain ministerial errors.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Pedersen, Krisha Hill, or Drew 
Jackson, 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) 482-2769, (202) 482-4037, or (202) 482-4406, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (``Act''), on October 17, 2012, the Department 
published the final determination of sales at less than fair value, and 
affirmative final determination of critical circumstances, in part, in 
the antidumping duty investigation of solar cells from the PRC.\1\ On 
November 30, 2012, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative 
determination of material injury to a U.S. industry.\2\ In addition, 
the ITC notified the Department of its final determination that 
critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of solar 
cells from the PRC that are subject to the Department's affirmative 
critical circumstances finding.\3\
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    \1\ See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Assembled into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Affirmative 
Final Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 77 FR 63791 
(October 17, 2012) (``Final Determination'').
    \2\ See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and Modules from 
China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-481 and 731-TA-1190 (Final), USITC 
Publication 4360, November 2012).
    \3\ See id.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is crystalline silicon 
photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates, and panels, consisting of 
crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or 
fully assembled into other products, including, but not limited to, 
modules, laminates, panels and building integrated materials.
    This order covers crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells of 
thickness equal to or greater than 20 micrometers, having a p/n 
junction formed by any means, whether or not the cell has undergone 
other processing, including, but not limited to, cleaning, etching, 
coating, and/or addition of materials (including, but not limited to, 
metallization and conductor patterns) to collect and forward the 
electricity that is generated by the cell.
    Merchandise under consideration may be described at the time of 
importation as parts for final finished products that are assembled 
after importation, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, 
panels, building-integrated modules, building-integrated panels, or 
other finished goods kits. Such parts that otherwise meet the 
definition of merchandise

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under consideration are included in the scope of this order.
    Excluded from the scope of this order are thin film photovoltaic 
products produced from amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride 
(CdTe), or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS).
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are crystalline silicon 
photovoltaic cells, not exceeding 10,000mm \2\ in surface area, that 
are permanently integrated into a consumer good whose function is other 
than power generation and that consumes the electricity generated by 
the integrated crystalline silicon photovoltaic cell. Where more than 
one cell is permanently integrated into a consumer good, the surface 
area for purposes of this exclusion shall be the total combined surface 
area of all cells that are integrated into the consumer good.
    Modules, laminates, and panels produced in a third-country from 
cells produced in the PRC are covered by this order; however, modules, 
laminates, and panels produced in the PRC from cells produced in a 
third-country are not covered by this order.
    Merchandise covered by this order is currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (``HTSUS'') under 
subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.80, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, and 
8501.31.8000.\4\ These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of this 
order is dispositive.
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    \4\ U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') provided 
notification that HTSUS number 8501.31.8000 should be added to the 
scope of the investigation, as certain articles under this number 
may fall within the scope. See Memorandum from Gene H. Calvert 
through Mark Hoadley to the File, ``ACE Case Reference File 
Update,'' dated May 16, 2012.
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Amendment to the Final Determination

    On October 17, 2012, the Department published its affirmative final 
determination in this proceeding.\5\ On October 19, 2012, Wuxi Suntech 
Power Co., Ltd. (``Wuxi Suntech'') respondent in the investigation, 
submitted timely ministerial error allegations and requested that the 
Department correct the alleged ministerial errors in the dumping margin 
calculations. On October 24, 2012, Solar World Industries America, 
Inc., (``Petitioner'') submitted timely rebuttal comments. No other 
interested party submitted ministerial error allegations or replied to 
Wuxi Suntech's submission.
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    \5\ See Final Determination.
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    After analyzing all interested party comments and rebuttals, we 
have determined, in accordance with section 735(e) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.224(e), that we made the following ministerial errors in our 
calculations for the Final Determination with respect to Wuxi Suntech:
     In calculating net U.S. price, we incorrectly overstated 
the amount of certain advertising expenses that we deducted from gross 
price.
     In calculating the weighted average unit value of reported 
silicon wafers, we incorrectly overstated the quantity of silicon 
wafers purchased from non-market economy suppliers.
    In addition to correcting the ministerial errors described above, 
we corrected an error regarding the valuation of Wuxi Suntech's 
installation manuals.\6\
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    \6\ For a detailed discussion of all alleged ministerial errors, 
as well as the Department's analysis, see memorandum regarding, 
``Ministerial Error Memorandum, Amended Final Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value: Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, 
Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, from the People's Republic of 
China,'' dated concurrently with this notice (``Ministerial Error 
Memorandum'').
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    In the Final Determination, we determined that a number of 
companies, in addition to the mandatory respondents, qualified for a 
separate rate.\7\ Since the cash deposit rate for the separate rate 
respondents is based on the average of the margins for the mandatory 
respondents, and the margin for Wuxi Suntech changed as a result of the 
aforementioned ministerial errors, we have revised the calculation of 
the dumping margin for the separate rate respondents in the amended 
final determination.\8\ The amended weighted average dumping margins 
are provided, below.
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    \7\ See Final Determination.
    \8\ See Ministerial Error Memorandum.
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Antidumping Duty Order

    As noted above, on November 30, 2012, in accordance with section 
735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final 
determination in this investigation, in which it found material injury 
with respect to solar cells from the PRC. Because the ITC determined 
that imports of solar cells from the PRC are materially injuring a U.S. 
industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from the PRC, 
entered or withdrawn from warehouse, are subject to the assessment of 
antidumping duties.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the 
Department will direct CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the 
Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal 
value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed 
export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of solar 
cells from the PRC. These antidumping duties will be assessed on 
unliquidated entries from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after May 25, 2012, the date on which the 
Department published its Preliminary Determination,\9\ but will not 
include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional 
measures period and before publication of the ITC's final injury 
determination as further described below.
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    \9\ See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
Postponement of Final Determination and Affirmative Preliminary 
Determination of Critical Circumstances,77 FR 31309 (May 25, 2012) 
(``Preliminary Determination'').
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will 
instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on entries of subject 
merchandise from the PRC. We will also instruct CBP to require cash 
deposits equal to the estimated amount by which the normal value 
exceeds the U.S. price as indicated in the chart below. These cash 
deposit rates will be adjusted, where appropriate, for export 
subsidies. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in 
effect until further notice.
    Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC's 
final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same 
time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this 
subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-
average antidumping duty margins as discussed above, adjusted, where 
appropriate, for export subsidies.\10\ The ``PRC-wide'' rate applies to 
all exporters of subject merchandise not specifically listed.
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    \10\ See section 736(a)(3) of the Act.
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Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six 
months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant 
proportion of exports of solar cells from the PRC, we extended the 
four-month period to no more than six months.\11\ In the underlying 
investigation, the Department published the Preliminary

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Determination on May 25, 2012.\12\ Therefore, the six-month period 
beginning on the date of the publication of the Preliminary 
Determination ended on November 21, 2012. Furthermore, section 737(b) 
of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of 
publication of the ITC's final injury determination.
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    \11\ See Preliminary Determination.
    \12\ See Preliminary Determination.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of solar cells from the PRC entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption after November 21, 2012, the date 
provisional measures expired, and through the day preceding the date of 
publication of the ITC's final injury determination in the Federal 
Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on and after the date 
of publication of the ITC's final injury determination in the Federal 
Register.
    The weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

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                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
             Exporter                      Producer            percent
                                                                margin
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Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co.,  Changzhou Trina Solar           18.32
 Ltd. and Trina Solar (Changzhou)   Energy Co., Ltd.
 Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
                                   Trina Solar (Changzhou)         18.32
                                    Science & Technology
                                    Co., Ltd.
Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd.,      Wuxi Suntech Power Co.,         29.14
 Luoyang Suntech Power Co., Ltd.,   Ltd.                           29.14
 Suntech Power Co., Ltd. and Wuxi  Luoyang Suntech Power           29.14
 Sun-shine Power Co., Ltd.          Co., Ltd.                      29.14
                                   Suntech Power Co., Ltd..
                                   Wuxi Sun-shine Power
                                    Co., Ltd.
Baoding Tianwei Yingli New Energy  Baoding Tianwei Yingli          24.48
 Resources Co., Ltd.                New Energy Resources
                                    Co., Ltd.
                                   Yingli Energy (China)           24.48
                                    Company Limited.
Tianwei New Energy (Chengdu) PV    Tianwei New Energy              24.48
 Module Co., Ltd.                   (Chengdu) PV Module
                                    Co., Ltd.
Canadian Solar International       Canadian Solar                  24.48
 Limited.                           Manufacturing
                                    (Changshu) Inc.
                                   Canadian Solar                  24.48
                                    Manufacturing (Luoyang)
                                    Inc.
Canadian Solar Manufacturing       Canadian Solar                  24.48
 (Changshu) Inc.                    Manufacturing
                                    (Changshu), Inc.
Canadian Solar Manufacturing       Canadian Solar                  24.48
 (Luoyang) Inc.                     Manufacturing
                                    (Luoyang), Inc.
Hanwha Solarone (Qidong) Co., Ltd  Hanwha Solarone (Qidong)        24.48
                                    Co., Ltd.
CEEG (Shanghai) Solar Science      CEEG (Shanghai) Solar           24.48
 Technology Co., Ltd.               Science Technology Co.,
                                    Ltd.
                                   CEEG Nanjing Renewable          24.48
                                    Energy Co., Ltd.
CEEG Nanjing Renewable Energy      CEEG Nanjing Renewable          24.48
 Co., Ltd.                          Energy Co., Ltd.
Jiawei Solarchina Co., Ltd.......  Jiawei Solarchina               24.48
                                    (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Yingli Energy (China) Company      Yingli Energy (China)           24.48
 Limited.                           Company Limited.
                                   Baoding Tianwei Yingli          24.48
                                    New Energy Resources
                                    Co., Ltd.
LDK Solar Hi-tech (Nanchang) Co.,  LDK Solar Hi-tech               24.48
 Ltd.                               (Nanchang) Co., Ltd.
LDK Solar Hi-tech (Suzhou) Co.,    LDK Solar Hi-tech               24.48
 Ltd.                               (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
Jiawei Solarchina (Shenzhen) Co.,  Jiawei Solarchina               24.48
 Ltd.                               (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Changzhou NESL Solartech Co., Ltd  Changzhou NESL Solartech        24.48
                                    Co., Ltd.
China Sunergy (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.  China Sunergy (Nanjing)         24.48
                                    Co., Ltd.
Chint Solar (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd..  Chint Solar (Zhejiang)          24.48
                                    Co., Ltd.
Suzhou Shenglong PV-Tech Co., Ltd  Suzhou Shenglong PV-TECH        24.48
                                    Co., Ltd.
tenKsolar (Shanghai) Co., Ltd....  tenKsolar (Shanghai)            24.48
                                    Co., Ltd.
Upsolar Group, Co., Ltd..........  HC Solar Power Co., Ltd.        24.48
                                   Zhiheng Solar Inc.......        24.48
                                   Zhejiang Leye                   24.48
                                    Photovoltaic Science &
                                    Technology Co., Ltd.
                                   Tianwei New Energy              24.48
                                    (Chengdu) PV Module
                                    Co., Ltd.
                                   Zhejiang ZG-Cells Co.,          24.48
                                    Ltd.
                                   Zhejiang Xinshun Guangfu        24.48
                                    Science and Technology
                                    Co., Ltd.
                                   Zhejiang Jiutai New             24.48
                                    Energy Co., Ltd.
Wanxiang Import & Export Co., Ltd  Zhejiang Wanxiang Solar         24.48
                                    Co., Ltd.
Jinko Solar Import and Export      Jinko Solar Co., Ltd....        24.48
 Co., Ltd.
JinkoSolar International Limited.  Jinko Solar Co., Ltd....        24.48
CNPV Dongying Solar Power Co.,     CNPV Dongying Solar             24.48
 Ltd.                               Power Co., LTD.
CSG PVTech Co., Ltd..............  CSG PVTech Co., Ltd.....        24.48
Delsolar Co., Ltd................  DelSolar (Wujiang) Ltd..        24.48
Dongfang Electric (Yixing) MAGI    Dongfang Electric               24.48
 Solar Power Technology Co., Ltd.   (Yixing) MAGl Solar
                                    Power Technology Co.,
                                    Ltd.
Eoplly New Energy Technology Co.,  Eoplly New Energy               24.48
 Ltd.                               Technology Co., Ltd.
ERA Solar Co., Ltd...............  ERA Solar Co., Ltd......        24.48
ET Solar Energy Limited..........  ET Solar Industry               24.48
                                    Limited.
Hangzhou Zhejiang University       Hangzhou Zhejiang               24.48
 Sunny Energy Science and           University Sunny Energy
 Technology Co., Ltd.               Science and Technology
                                    Co., Ltd.
Himin Clean Energy Holdings Co.,   Himin Clean Energy              24.48
 Ltd.                               Holdings Co., Ltd.
JA Solar Technology Yangzhou Co.,  JingAo Solar Co., Ltd...        24.48
 Ltd.
Jetion Solar (China) Co., Ltd....  Jetion Solar (China)            24.48
                                    Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu Green Power PV Co., Ltd..  Jiangsu Green Power PV          24.48
                                    Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu Sunlink PV Technology      Jiangsu Sunlink PV              24.48
 Co., Ltd.                          Technology Co., Ltd.
JingAo Solar Co., Ltd............  JingAo Solar Co., Ltd...        24.48
Konca Solar Cell Co., Ltd........  Konca Solar Cell Co.,           24.48
                                    Ltd.
Leye Photovoltaic Co., Ltd.......  Leye Photovoltaic Co.,          24.48
                                    Ltd.

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Lightway Green New Energy Co.,     Lightway Green New              24.48
 Ltd.                               Energy Co., Ltd.
Motech (Suzhou) Renewable Energy   Motech (Suzhou)                 24.48
 Co., Ltd.                          Renewable Energy Co.,
                                    Ltd.
Ningbo ETDZ Holdings, Ltd........  Hangzhou Zhejiang               24.48
                                    University Sunny Energy
                                    Science and Technology
                                    Co., LTD.
Ningbo Komaes Solar Technology     Ningbo Komaes Solar             24.48
 Co., Ltd.                          Technology Co., Ltd.
Ningbo Qixin Solar Electrical      Ningbo Qixin Solar              24.48
 Appliance Co., Ltd.                Electrical Appliance
                                    Co., Ltd.
Ningbo Ulica Solar Science &       Ningbo Ulica Solar              24.48
 Technology Co., Ltd.               Science & Technology
                                    Co., Ltd.
Perlight Solar Co., Ltd..........  Perlight Solar Co., Ltd.        24.48
Risen Energy Co., Ltd............  Risen Energy Co., Ltd...        24.48
Shanghai BYD Company Limited.....  Shanghai BYD Company            24.48
                                    Limited.
Shanghai JA Solar Technology Co.,  Shanghai JA Solar               24.48
 Ltd.                               Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Solar Energy Science &    Shanghai Solar Energy           24.48
 Technology Co., Ltd.               Science & Technology
                                    Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Topray Solar Co., Ltd...  Shenzhen Topray Solar           24.48
                                    Co., Ltd.
Solarbest Energy-Tech (Zhejiang)   Solarbest Energy-Tech           24.48
 Co., Ltd.                          (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.
Sopray Energy Co., Ltd...........  Sopray Energy Co., Ltd..        24.48
Sumec Hardware & Tools Co., Ltd..  Phono Solar Technology          24.48
                                    Co., Ltd.
Sun Earth Solar Power Co., Ltd...  Sun Earth Solar Power           24.48
                                    Co., Ltd.
Yuhuan Sinosola Science &          Yuhuan Sinosola Science         24.48
 Technology Co., Ltd.               & Technology Co., Ltd.
Yuhuan Solar Energy Source Co.,    Yuhuan Solar Energy             24.48
 Ltd.                               Source Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Jiutai New Energy Co.,    Zhejiang Topoint                24.48
 Ltd.                               Photovoltaic Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Shuqimeng Photovoltaic    Zhejiang Shuqimeng              24.48
 Technology Co., Ltd.               Photovoltaic Technology
                                    Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Sunflower Light Energy    Zhejiang Sunflower Light        24.48
 Science & Technology Limited       Energy Science &
 Liability Company.                 Technology Limited
                                    Liability Company.
PRC-Wide Rate....................  ........................       249.96
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    With regard to the ITC's negative critical circumstances 
determination on imports of the solar cells from the PRC, we will 
instruct CBP to lift suspension and to release any bond or other 
security, and refund any cash deposit made, to secure the payment of 
estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of the merchandise 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
February 25, 2012 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of 
the Preliminary Determination), but before May 25, 2012.
    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
solar cells from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. 
Interested parties may contact the Department's Central Records Unit, 
Room 7043 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list 
of antidumping duty orders currently in effect.
    This order and amended final determination are published in 
accordance with sections 736(a) and 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.211 and 351.224(e).

    Dated: December 3, 2012.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-29668 Filed 12-6-12; 8:45 am]
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