Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2011, 62584-62585 [2013-24711]

Download as PDF 62584 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 22, 2013 / Notices Farlander (Thailand), or Drew Jackson (Socialist Republic of Vietnam), 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– 0182, or (202) 482–4406, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with FRONT MATTER On June 12, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) published a notice of initiation of antidumping duty investigations of welded stainless pressure pipe from Malaysia, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.1 The notice of initiation stated that the Department, in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1), would issue its preliminary determinations for these investigations, unless postponed, no later than 140 days after the date of the initiation. The preliminary determinations of these antidumping duty investigations are currently due no later than October 23, 2013. On September 19, 2013, more than 25days before the scheduled preliminary determination, Bristol Metals, Felker Brothers, and Outokumpu Stainless Pipe (‘‘Petitioners’’), pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), made a timely request for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determinations in these investigations.2 On September 24, 2013, Petitioners amended their request, citing the need for additional time. Specifically, in the investigations of merchandise from Malaysia and Thailand, Petitioners noted that they planned to pursue an allegation of sales below cost of production and more time is needed for such an investigation, while in the investigation of merchandise from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, they noted that the normal value analysis is complicated, involving issues regarding 1 See Welded Stainless Pressure Pipe From Malaysia, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 35253 (June 12, 2013). 2 See Letters from Petitioners to the Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From Malaysia: Request for Extension of Preliminary Determination,’’ ‘‘Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From Thailand: Request for Extension of Preliminary Determination,’’ and ‘‘Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From Vietnam: Request for Extension of Preliminary Determination,’’ dated September 19, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:08 Oct 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 the factors of production and selection of surrogate values.3 The Department has found no compelling reasons to deny the request and, therefore, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later than 190 days after the date on which it initiated these investigations. Therefore, the new deadline for issuing these preliminary determinations is December 12, 2013. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: September 30, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–24709 Filed 10–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–844] Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2011 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain lined paper products from India. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, and the review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, A.R. Printing & Packaging India Pvt. Ltd. (AR Printing). We have preliminarily determined that AR Printing received countervailable subsidies during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: October 22, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia M. Tran, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., AGENCY: 3 See Letters from Petitioners to the Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From Malaysia: Amended Request for Extension of Preliminary Determination,’’ ‘‘Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From Thailand: Amended Request for Extension of Preliminary Determination,’’ and ‘‘Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From Vietnam: Amended Request for Extension of Preliminary Determination,’’ dated September 24, 2013. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1503. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the Lined Paper Order 1 is certain lined paper products. The products are currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers: 4811.90.9035, 4811.90.9080, 4820.30.0040, 4810.22.5044, 4811.90.9050, 4811.90.9090, 4820.10.2010, 4820.10.2020, 4820.10.2030, 4820.10.2040, 4820.10.2050, 4820.10.2060, and 4820.10.4000. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written product description, available in the Lined Paper Order, remains dispositive.2 The Preliminary 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). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://www.trade.gov/ ia/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Methodology The Department has conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific. See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Lined Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China; Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Lined Paper Products from India, Indonesia and the People’s Republic of China; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Lined Paper Products from India and Indonesia, 71 FR 56949 (September 28, 2006) (Lined Paper Order). 2 See ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Lined Paper Products from India,’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) for a complete description of the scope of the Lined Paper Order. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 22, 2013 / Notices of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and, section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. For a full description of the methodology underlying all of the Department’s preliminary conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of Review The Department has preliminarily determined that the following net subsidy rates exist for the period January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011: Net subsidy rate A.R. Printing & Packaging India Pvt. Ltd.. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with FRONT MATTER Company 2.94 percent ad valorem. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.3 Interested parties may submit written arguments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing the case briefs.4 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) Statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.5 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing, which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined.6 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Parties are reminded that briefs and hearing requests are to be filed 3 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 5 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 6 See 19 CFR 351.310. 4 See VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:08 Oct 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 electronically using IA ACCESS and that electronically filed documents must be received successfully in their entirety by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department will issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by parties in their comments, within 120 days after issuance of these preliminary results. Assessment Rates Cash Deposit Instructions The Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties for the respondent in the amount of the net subsidy rate calculated for calendar year 2011 on all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all nonreviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. This administrative review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: September 30, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum: I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Subsidies Valuation Information A. Allocation Period B. Attribution C. Benchmarks for Loans and Discount Rates V. Analysis of Programs A. Programs Preliminarily Determined to be Countervailable 1. Pre- and Post-Shipment Export Financing Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 2. Duty-Free Import of Capital Goods and Raw Materials for Export Oriented Units (EOUs) VI. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2013–24711 Filed 10–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Application No. 89–5A018] Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of Application to amend the Export Trade Certificate of Review Issued to Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc. (Application No. 89– 5A018). ACTION: Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. PO 00000 62585 Sfmt 4703 The Office of Competition and Economic Analysis (‘‘OCEA’’) of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (‘‘Certificate’’). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the amended Certificate should be issued. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Competition and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. Section 302(b)(1) of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the Secretary to publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying the applicant and summarizing its proposed export conduct. SUMMARY: Request for Public Comments Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the determination whether an amended Certificate should be issued. If the comments include any privileged or confidential business information, it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked as privileged or confidential business E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-844]


Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Preliminary Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2011

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain 
lined paper products from India. The period of review (POR) is January 
1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, and the review covers one producer/
exporter of the subject merchandise, A.R. Printing & Packaging India 
Pvt. Ltd. (AR Printing). We have preliminarily determined that AR 
Printing received countervailable subsidies during the POR. Interested 
parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective Date: October 22, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia M. Tran, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-1503.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the Lined Paper Order \1\ is certain 
lined paper products. The products are currently classifiable under the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers: 
4811.90.9035, 4811.90.9080, 4820.30.0040, 4810.22.5044, 4811.90.9050, 
4811.90.9090, 4820.10.2010, 4820.10.2020, 4820.10.2030, 4820.10.2040, 
4820.10.2050, 4820.10.2060, and 4820.10.4000. Although the HTSUS 
numbers are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written 
product description, available in the Lined Paper Order, remains 
dispositive.\2\
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    \1\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value: Certain Lined Paper Products from the People's 
Republic of China; Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Lined 
Paper Products from India, Indonesia and the People's Republic of 
China; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Lined Paper 
Products from India and Indonesia, 71 FR 56949 (September 28, 2006) 
(Lined Paper Order).
    \2\ See ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Lined Paper 
Products from India,'' from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Paul 
Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated 
concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) for 
a complete description of the scope of the Lined Paper Order.
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    The Preliminary 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). 
IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov 
and in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the 
electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical 
in content.

Methodology

    The Department has conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily 
determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided 
financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, 
and that the subsidy is specific. See sections 771(5)(B) and (D)

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of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the 
Act regarding benefit; and, section 771(5A) of the Act regarding 
specificity. For a full description of the methodology underlying all 
of the Department's preliminary conclusions, see Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.

Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department has preliminarily determined that the following net 
subsidy rates exist for the period January 1, 2011, through December 
31, 2011:

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                  Company                         Net subsidy rate
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A.R. Printing & Packaging India Pvt. Ltd..  2.94 percent ad valorem.
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department will disclose to parties to this proceeding the 
calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five 
days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.\3\ 
Interested parties may submit written arguments (case briefs) within 30 
days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments 
(rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing the 
case briefs.\4\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must 
be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit 
arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) Statement of 
the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.
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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate 
if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\5\ 
Requests should contain the party's name, address, and telephone 
number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be 
discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, we will inform parties 
of the scheduled date for the hearing, which will be held at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined.\6\ 
Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the 
hearing.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
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    Parties are reminded that briefs and hearing requests are to be 
filed electronically using IA ACCESS and that electronically filed 
documents must be received successfully in their entirety by 5:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time on the due date.
    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, the Department will issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the 
issues raised by parties in their comments, within 120 days after 
issuance of these preliminary results.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, 
and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, 
countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Instructions

    The Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash 
deposits of estimated countervailing duties for the respondent in the 
amount of the net subsidy rate calculated for calendar year 2011 on all 
shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final 
results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct 
CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the 
most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the 
company. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.
    This administrative review and notice are in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213.

    Dated: September 30, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum:

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Subsidies Valuation Information
    A. Allocation Period
    B. Attribution
    C. Benchmarks for Loans and Discount Rates
V. Analysis of Programs
    A. Programs Preliminarily Determined to be Countervailable
    1. Pre- and Post-Shipment Export Financing
    2. Duty-Free Import of Capital Goods and Raw Materials for 
Export Oriented Units (EOUs)
VI. Conclusion

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