Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Countervailing Duty Order, 11154-11155 [2013-03626]

Download as PDF 11154 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2013 / Notices Net Subsidy Ad Valorem Rate Producer/exporter Titan Wind Energy (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. (Titan Wind), Titan Lianyungang Metal Product Co. Ltd. (Titan Lianyungang), Baotou Titan Wind Power Equipment Co., Ltd. (Titan Baotou), and Shenyang Titan Metal Co., Ltd. (Titan Shenyang) (collectively, Titan Companies). All Others .......................................................................................................................................................................................... This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect to wind towers from the PRC pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. This order is published in accordance with section 706 (a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). notified the Department of its affirmative determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of subsidized imports of washers from Korea.2 Dated: February 12, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are all large residential washers and certain subassemblies thereof from Korea. For purposes of this order, the term ‘‘large residential washers’’ denotes all automatic clothes washing machines, regardless of the orientation of the rotational axis, except as noted below, with a cabinet width (measured from its widest point) of at least 24.5 inches (62.23 cm) and no more than 32.0 inches (81.28 cm). Also covered are certain subassemblies used in large residential washers, namely: (1) all assembled cabinets designed for use in large residential washers which incorporate, at a minimum: (a) At least three of the six cabinet surfaces; and (b) a bracket; (2) all assembled tubs3 designed for use in large residential washers which incorporate, at a minimum: (a) a tub; and (b) a seal; (3) all assembled baskets4 designed for use in large residential washers which incorporate, at a minimum: (a) a side wrapper;5 (b) a base; and (c) a drive hub;6 and (4) any combination of the foregoing subassemblies. Excluded from the scope are stacked washer-dryers and commercial washers. The term ‘‘stacked washer-dryers’’ denotes distinct washing and drying machines that are built on a unitary frame and share a common console that ________________________ [FR Doc. 2013–03728 Filed 2–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–869] Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Countervailing Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on large residential washers (washers) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). DATES: Effective Date: February 15, 2013. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin M. Neuman, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7866, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0486. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Case History In accordance with section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), on December 26, 2012, the Department published its final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of washers from Korea.1 On February 8, 2013, the ITC 1 See Large Residential Washers from the Republic of Korea: Final Affirmative Countervailing VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Feb 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Duty Determination, 77 FR 75975 (December 26, 2012) (Final Determination). 2 See Certain Large Residential Washers from Korea and Mexico, Investigation No. 701–TA–488 and 731–TA–1199–1200 (Final), U.S. ITC Publication 4378 (February 2013). 3 A ‘‘tub’’ is the part of the washer designed to hold water. 4 A ‘‘basket’’ (sometimes referred to as a ‘‘drum’’) is the part of the washer designed to hold clothing or other fabrics. 5 A ‘‘side wrapper’’ is the cylindrical part of the basket that actually holds the clothing or other fabrics. 6 A ‘‘drive hub’’ is the hub at the center of the base that bears the load from the motor. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34.81 percent 28.34 percent controls both the washer and the dryer. The term ‘‘commercial washer’’ denotes an automatic clothes washing machine designed for the ‘‘pay per use’’ market meeting either of the following two definitions: (1)(a) It contains payment system electronics;7 (b) it is configured with an externally mounted steel frame at least six inches high that is designed to house a coin/token operated payment system (whether or not the actual coin/token operated payment system is installed at the time of importation); (c) it contains a push button user interface with a maximum of six manually selectable wash cycle settings, with no ability of the end user to otherwise modify water temperature, water level, or spin speed for a selected wash cycle setting; and (d) the console containing the user interface is made of steel and is assembled with security fasteners;8 or (2)(a) It contains payment system electronics; (b) the payment system electronics are enabled (whether or not the payment acceptance device has been installed at the time of importation) such that, in normal operation,9 the unit cannot begin a wash cycle without first receiving a signal from a bona fide payment acceptance device such as an electronic credit card reader; (c) it contains a push button user interface with a maximum of six manually selectable wash cycle settings, with no ability of the end user to otherwise modify water temperature, water level, or spin speed for a selected wash cycle setting; and (d) the console containing the user interface is made of steel and is assembled with security fasteners. Also excluded from the scope are automatic clothes washing machines with a vertical rotational axis and a rated capacity of less than 3.70 cubic 7 ‘‘Payment system electronics’’ denotes a circuit board designed to receive signals from a payment acceptance device and to display payment amount, selected settings, and cycle status. Such electronics also capture cycles and payment history and provide for transmission to a reader. 8 A ‘‘security fastener’’ is a screw with a nonstandard head that requires a non-standard driver. Examples include those with a pin in the center of the head as a ‘‘center pin reject’’ feature to prevent standard Allen wrenches or Torx drivers from working. 9 ‘‘Normal operation’’ refers to the operating mode(s) available to end users (i.e., not a mode designed for testing or repair by a technician). E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2013 / Notices feet, as certified to the U.S. Department of Energy pursuant to 10 CFR 429.12 and 10 CFR 429.20, and in accordance with the test procedures established in 10 CFR part 430. The products subject to this order are currently classifiable under subheading 8450.20.0090 of the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Countervailing Duty Order As stated above, on February 8, 2013, in accordance with section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found material injury with respect to washers from Korea. Therefore, in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, countervailing duties equal to the amounts listed below for all relevant entries of washers from Korea. These countervailing duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of washers from Korea entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 5, 2012, the date of publication of the preliminary determination,10 and before October 3, 2012, the date on which the Department instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. Entries of washing machines from Korea made on or after October 3, 2012, and prior to the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of countervailing duties, due to the Department’s discontinuation, effective October 3, 2012, of the suspension of liquidation. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 706 of the Act, we will direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation on all relevant 10 See Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Determination, 77 FR 33181 (June 5, 2012). VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Feb 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 entries of washers from Korea. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amounts indicated below. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Accordingly, effective 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, cash deposits equal to the amounts indicated below:11 11155 The meeting will be held on March 12, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 6029, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Boll, Office of Service Industries, International Trade Administration. (Phone: (202) 482–1135 or Email: richard.boll@trade.gov) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Subsidy rate Background: The Committee was Company (percent) established under the discretionary authority of the Secretary of Commerce Daewoo Electronics Corporation .................................... 72.30 and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. .................................... 1.85 2). It provides advice to the Secretary of All-Others Rate ..................... 1.85 Commerce on the necessary elements of a comprehensive, holistic national freight infrastructure and a national This notice constitutes the freight policy designed to support U.S. countervailing duty order with respect export and growth competitiveness, to washers from Korea pursuant to foster national economic section 706(a) of the Act. Interested competitiveness, and improve U.S. parties can find an updated list of supply chain competitiveness in the countervailing duty orders currently in domestic and global economy. For more effect at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/stats/ information about the Committee visit: iastats1.html. http://ita.doc.gov/td/sif/DSCT/ACSCC/. This countervailing duty order is Matters to Be Considered: Committee issued and published in accordance members are expected to discuss the with sections 705(c)(2) and 706 of the major competitiveness-related topics Act, and section 351.211 of the raised at the previous Committee Department’s regulations. meeting, including trade and Dated: February 8, 2013. competitiveness; freight movement and Paul Piquado, policy; information technology and data Assistant Secretary for Import requirements; regulatory issues; and Administration. finance and infrastructure. The [FR Doc. 2013–03626 Filed 2–14–13; 8:45 am] Committee’s subcommittees will report BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P on the status of their work regarding these topics. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of Service Industries will post the final detailed agenda on its web site, International Trade Administration http://ita.doc.gov/td/sif/DSCT/ACSCC/, at least one week prior to the meeting. Advisory Committee on Supply Chain The meeting will be open to the Competitiveness: Notice of Public public and press on a first-come, firstMeeting served basis. Space is limited. The AGENCY: International Trade public meeting is physically accessible Administration, U.S. Department of to people with disabilities. Individuals Commerce. requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ACTION: Notice of open meeting. ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Richard Boll, at (202) 482–1135 or SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the richard.boll@trade.gov five (5) business schedule and proposed topics of days before the meeting. discussion for a public meeting of the Interested parties are invited to Advisory Committee on Supply Chain submit written comments to the Competitiveness (Committee). Committee at any time before and after the meeting. Parties wishing to submit 11 See Section 706(a)(3) of the Act. LG Electronics, Inc. (LG), a participating respondent in this written comments for consideration by investigation, received a final net subsidy rate of the Committee in advance of this 0.01 percent ad valorem, which is de minimis. See meeting must send them to the Office of Final Determination, 77 FR at 75977. As such, Service Industries (OSI), 1401 entries of subject merchandise produced by LG are not subject to this order. Constitution Ave NW., Room 11014, PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-869]


Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: 
Countervailing Duty Order

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the 
ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on large 
residential washers (washers) from the Republic of Korea (Korea).

DATES: Effective Date: February 15, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin M. Neuman, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 6, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 
7866, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; 
telephone: (202) 482-0486.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Case History

    In accordance with section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), on December 26, 2012, the Department published its 
final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of washers 
from Korea.\1\ On February 8, 2013, the ITC notified the Department of 
its affirmative determination that an industry in the United States is 
materially injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the 
Act by reason of subsidized imports of washers from Korea.\2\
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    \1\ See Large Residential Washers from the Republic of Korea: 
Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 77 FR 75975 
(December 26, 2012) (Final Determination).
    \2\ See Certain Large Residential Washers from Korea and Mexico, 
Investigation No. 701-TA-488 and 731-TA-1199-1200 (Final), U.S. ITC 
Publication 4378 (February 2013).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are all large residential 
washers and certain subassemblies thereof from Korea.
    For purposes of this order, the term ``large residential washers'' 
denotes all automatic clothes washing machines, regardless of the 
orientation of the rotational axis, except as noted below, with a 
cabinet width (measured from its widest point) of at least 24.5 inches 
(62.23 cm) and no more than 32.0 inches (81.28 cm).
    Also covered are certain subassemblies used in large residential 
washers, namely: (1) all assembled cabinets designed for use in large 
residential washers which incorporate, at a minimum: (a) At least three 
of the six cabinet surfaces; and (b) a bracket; (2) all assembled 
tubs\3\ designed for use in large residential washers which 
incorporate, at a minimum: (a) a tub; and (b) a seal; (3) all assembled 
baskets\4\ designed for use in large residential washers which 
incorporate, at a minimum: (a) a side wrapper;\5\ (b) a base; and (c) a 
drive hub;\6\ and (4) any combination of the foregoing subassemblies.
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    \3\ A ``tub'' is the part of the washer designed to hold water.
    \4\ A ``basket'' (sometimes referred to as a ``drum'') is the 
part of the washer designed to hold clothing or other fabrics.
    \5\ A ``side wrapper'' is the cylindrical part of the basket 
that actually holds the clothing or other fabrics.
    \6\ A ``drive hub'' is the hub at the center of the base that 
bears the load from the motor.
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    Excluded from the scope are stacked washer-dryers and commercial 
washers. The term ``stacked washer-dryers'' denotes distinct washing 
and drying machines that are built on a unitary frame and share a 
common console that controls both the washer and the dryer. The term 
``commercial washer'' denotes an automatic clothes washing machine 
designed for the ``pay per use'' market meeting either of the following 
two definitions:
    (1)(a) It contains payment system electronics;\7\ (b) it is 
configured with an externally mounted steel frame at least six inches 
high that is designed to house a coin/token operated payment system 
(whether or not the actual coin/token operated payment system is 
installed at the time of importation); (c) it contains a push button 
user interface with a maximum of six manually selectable wash cycle 
settings, with no ability of the end user to otherwise modify water 
temperature, water level, or spin speed for a selected wash cycle 
setting; and (d) the console containing the user interface is made of 
steel and is assembled with security fasteners;\8\ or
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    \7\ ``Payment system electronics'' denotes a circuit board 
designed to receive signals from a payment acceptance device and to 
display payment amount, selected settings, and cycle status. Such 
electronics also capture cycles and payment history and provide for 
transmission to a reader.
    \8\ A ``security fastener'' is a screw with a non-standard head 
that requires a non-standard driver. Examples include those with a 
pin in the center of the head as a ``center pin reject'' feature to 
prevent standard Allen wrenches or Torx drivers from working.
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    (2)(a) It contains payment system electronics; (b) the payment 
system electronics are enabled (whether or not the payment acceptance 
device has been installed at the time of importation) such that, in 
normal operation,\9\ the unit cannot begin a wash cycle without first 
receiving a signal from a bona fide payment acceptance device such as 
an electronic credit card reader; (c) it contains a push button user 
interface with a maximum of six manually selectable wash cycle 
settings, with no ability of the end user to otherwise modify water 
temperature, water level, or spin speed for a selected wash cycle 
setting; and (d) the console containing the user interface is made of 
steel and is assembled with security fasteners.
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    \9\ ``Normal operation'' refers to the operating mode(s) 
available to end users (i.e., not a mode designed for testing or 
repair by a technician).
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    Also excluded from the scope are automatic clothes washing machines 
with a vertical rotational axis and a rated capacity of less than 3.70 
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feet, as certified to the U.S. Department of Energy pursuant to 10 CFR 
429.12 and 10 CFR 429.20, and in accordance with the test procedures 
established in 10 CFR part 430.
    The products subject to this order are currently classifiable under 
subheading 8450.20.0090 of the Harmonized Tariff System of the United 
States (HTSUS). Products subject to this order may also enter under 
HTSUS subheadings 8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 
8450.90.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive.

Countervailing Duty Order

    As stated above, on February 8, 2013, in accordance with section 
705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its 
final determination in this investigation, in which it found material 
injury with respect to washers from Korea.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act, the 
Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess, upon further instruction by the Department, countervailing 
duties equal to the amounts listed below for all relevant entries of 
washers from Korea. These countervailing duties will be assessed on 
unliquidated entries of washers from Korea entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after June 5, 2012, the date of 
publication of the preliminary determination,\10\ and before October 3, 
2012, the date on which the Department instructed CBP to discontinue 
the suspension of liquidation in accordance with section 703(d) of the 
Act. Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of 
liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination may not remain in 
effect for more than four months. Entries of washing machines from 
Korea made on or after October 3, 2012, and prior to the date of 
publication of the ITC's final determination in the Federal Register 
are not liable for the assessment of countervailing duties, due to the 
Department's discontinuation, effective October 3, 2012, of the 
suspension of liquidation.
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    \10\ See Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: 
Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping 
Determination, 77 FR 33181 (June 5, 2012).
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, we will direct CBP to 
reinstitute the suspension of liquidation on all relevant entries of 
washers from Korea. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits 
equal to the amounts indicated below. These instructions suspending 
liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Accordingly, 
effective 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, cash 
deposits equal to the amounts indicated below:\11\
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    \11\ See Section 706(a)(3) of the Act. LG Electronics, Inc. 
(LG), a participating respondent in this investigation, received a 
final net subsidy rate of 0.01 percent ad valorem, which is de 
minimis. See Final Determination, 77 FR at 75977. As such, entries 
of subject merchandise produced by LG are not subject to this order.

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                         Company                             (percent)
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Daewoo Electronics Corporation..........................           72.30
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd............................            1.85
All-Others Rate.........................................            1.85
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    This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect 
to washers from Korea pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested 
parties can find an updated list of countervailing duty orders 
currently in effect at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    This countervailing duty order is issued and published in 
accordance with sections 705(c)(2) and 706 of the Act, and section 
351.211 of the Department's regulations.

    Dated: February 8, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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