Countervailing Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 13617-13619 [2014-05259]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 11, 2014 / Notices VII. Application of the Countervailing Duty Law to Imports from the PRC VIII. Subsidies Valuation IX. Benchmarks and Discount Rates X. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences XI. Critical Circumstances XII. Analysis of Programs XIII. ITC Notification XIV. Disclosure and Public Comment XV. Verification XVI. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2014–05241 Filed 3–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–011] Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman at (202) 482–0486 or Milton Koch at (202) 482–2584, AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On January 22, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than March 28, 2014. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Postponement of Due Date for the Preliminary Determination Act allows the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the administering authority initiated the investigation. The Department determines that the parties involved in this proceeding are cooperating, and that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated.2 Specifically, the Department is investigating numerous alleged subsidy programs in the PRC; these programs include preferential loans and directed credit, debt forgiveness, grants, tax incentives, export incentive programs, and the provision of goods, services, and land for less than adequate remuneration. Due to the number and complexity of the alleged countervailable subsidy practices being investigated, we determine that this investigation is extraordinarily complicated. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are postponing the due date for the preliminary determination to not later than 130 days after the day on which the investigation was initiated. Thus, the deadline for completion of the preliminary determinations is now June 1, 2014. Because the deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with the Department’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day, June 2, 2014.3 This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: March 5, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–05249 Filed 3–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–995] Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, if the Department concludes that the parties concerned in the investigation are cooperating and determines that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: 2 See 1 See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 79 FR 4667 (January 29, 2014). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Mar 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act. Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, as Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 3 See PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13617 The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of grainoriented electrical steel from the People’s Republic of China (the ‘‘PRC’’).1 We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective Date: March 12, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Nair, David Cordell or Brian Davis, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202.482.3813, 202.482.0408 or 202.482.7924, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation covers grain-oriented silicon electrical steel (‘‘GOES’’). GOES is a flat-rolled alloy steel product containing by weight at least 0.6 percent but not more than 6 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other element in an amount that would give the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, in coils or in straight lengths. The GOES that is subject to this investigation is currently classifiable under subheadings 7225.11.0000, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9030, and 7226.11.9060 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Methodology The Department is conducting this countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) investigation in accordance with section 701 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 financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.2 For a full description of the 1 Due to the closure of the Federal Government on March 3, 2014, Commerce reached this determination on the next business day (i.e., March 4, 2014). See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 2 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM Continued 11MRN1 13618 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 11, 2014 / Notices methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memo.3 The Preliminary Decision Memo is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memo can be accessed directly at http://trade.gov/enforcement. The signed Preliminary Decision Memo and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memo are identical in content. The Department notes that, in making these findings, we relied, in part, on facts available and, because one or more respondents did not act to the best of their ability to respond to the Department’s requests for information, we drew an adverse inference where appropriate in selecting from among the facts otherwise available.4 For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memo. Alignment As noted in the Preliminary Decision Memo, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), we are aligning the final CVD determination in this investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) investigation of GOES from the PRC. Consequently, the final CVD determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than July 16, 2014, unless postponed. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Determination and Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, we calculated an individual rate for each exporter/ producer of the subject merchandise individually investigated. We of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 3 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People’s Republic of China: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memo’’). 4 See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Mar 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 preliminarily determine the countervailable subsidy rates to be: electronically using IA ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by Subsidy rate the Department’s electronic records Exporter/Producer % system, IA ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, within 30 days Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. .................................... 49.15 after the date of publication of this 6 All-Others .............................. 49.15 notice. Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number; the number of participants; and In accordance with sections a list of the issues to be discussed. If a 703(d)(1)(B) and (2) of the Act, we are request for a hearing is made, the directing U.S. Customs and Border Department intends to hold the hearing Protection to suspend liquidation of all at the U.S. Department of Commerce, entries of GOES from the PRC that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a date for consumption on or after the date of and time to be determined. Parties will the publication of this notice in the be notified of the date and time of any Federal Register, and to require a cash hearing. deposit for such entries of merchandise in the amounts indicated above. International Trade Commission In accordance with sections 703(d) Notification and 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, for In accordance with section 703(f) of companies not investigated, we apply the Act, we will notify the International an ‘‘all-others’’ rate, which is normally Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) of our calculated by weight-averaging the determination. In addition, we are subsidy rates of the individual making available to the ITC all noncompanies selected as respondents, privileged and non-proprietary excluding any zero or de minimis rates information relating to this and any rates calculated entirely under investigation. We will allow the ITC section 776 of the Act. Therefore, for purposes of determining the ‘‘all others’’ access to all privileged and business rate and pursuant to sections 703(d) and proprietary information in our files, 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, we are using the provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, either subsidy rate calculated for Baoshan, publicly or under an administrative 49.15 percent, for the ‘‘all others’’ rate, protective order, without the written as referenced above. consent of the Assistant Secretary for Disclosure and Public Comment Enforcement and Compliance. In accordance with section 705(b)(2) The Department will disclose of the Act, if our final determination is calculations performed for this preliminary determination to the parties affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination within 45 days after the within five days of the date of public Department makes its final announcement of this determination in determination. accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). This determination is issued and Case briefs or other written comments published pursuant to sections 703(f) for all non-scope issues may be and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR submitted to the Assistant Secretary for 351.205(c). Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which Dated: March 4, 2014. the final verification report is issued in Paul Piquado, this proceeding, and rebuttal briefs, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and limited to issues raised in case briefs, Compliance. may be submitted no later than five days Appendix after the deadline date for case briefs.5 A table of contents, list of authorities List of Topics Discussed in the used and an executive summary of Preliminary Decision Memo issues should accompany any briefs 1. Scope Comments submitted to the Department. This 2. Scope of the Investigation summary should be limited to five pages 3. Alignment total, including footnotes. 4. Respondent Selection Interested parties who wish to request 5. Injury Test a hearing, or to participate if one is 6. Application of the Countervailing requested, must submit a written Duty Law to Imports from the PRC 7. Subsidies Valuation request to the Assistant Secretary for 8. Benchmarks and Discount Rates Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. 9. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Department of Commerce, filed Adverse Inferences 5 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6 See E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.310(c). 11MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 11, 2014 / Notices 10. Analysis of Programs 11. Verification [FR Doc. 2014–05259 Filed 3–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–307–824] Ferrosilicon From Venezuela: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) preliminarily determines that ferrosilicon from Venezuela is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). The period of investigation is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The estimated weightedaverage dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested Parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. Pursuant to requests from interested parties, we are postponing for 60 days the final determination and extending provisional measures from a four-month period to not more than six months. Accordingly, we intend to make our final determination not later than 135 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. DATES: Effective Date: March 11, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 8, 2013, the Department initiated the antidumping duty investigation on ferrosilicon from Venezuela.1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is all forms and sizes of ferrosilicon, regardless of grade, including ferrosilicon briquettes. 1 See Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 49471 (August 14, 2013). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Mar 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 Ferrosilicon is a ferroalloy containing by weight four percent or more iron, more than eight percent but not more than 96 percent silicon, three percent or less phosphorus, 30 percent or less manganese, less than three percent magnesium, and 10 percent or less any other element. The merchandise covered also includes product described as slag, if the product meets these specifications. Ferrosilicon is currently classified under U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 7202.21.1000, 7202.21.5000, 7202.21.7500, 7202.21.9000, 7202.29.0010, and 7202.29.0050. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Postponement of the Preliminary Determination Based on a timely request from Petitioners,2 on December 23, 2013, the Department postponed the deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days to March 4, 2014, pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e).3 4 Methodology The Department conducted this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. Constructed export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value has been calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.5 The 2 Petitioners are Globe Specialty Metals, Inc.; CC Metals and Alloys, LLC; the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union; and the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. 3 See Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 77423 (December 23, 2013). 4 As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013. See Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government’’ (October 18, 2013). The tolled deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation was January 13, 2014. 5 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13619 Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Department’s Central Records Unit, located at room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Determination The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist: Producer or Exporter FerroAtlantica de Venezuela ...... All Others .................................... Weightedaverage margin (percent) 27.27 27.27 Pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, the ‘‘All Others’’ rate is based on the weighted-average dumping margin calculated for FerroAtlantica de Venezuela, the only company for which the Department calculated a rate. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department will disclose the calculations used in our analysis to parties in this investigation within five days of the date of publication of this notice. Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in this proceeding and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.6 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties, who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Ferrosilicon from Venezuela,’’ dated concurrently this notice (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’). 6 See 19 CFR 351.309(c) and (d). E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-995]


Countervailing Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical 
Steel From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination 
and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty 
Determination

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminarily 
determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to 
producers and exporters of grain-oriented electrical steel from the 
People's Republic of China (the ``PRC'').\1\ We invite interested 
parties to comment on this preliminary determination.
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    \1\ Due to the closure of the Federal Government on March 3, 
2014, Commerce reached this determination on the next business day 
(i.e., March 4, 2014). See Notice of Clarification: Application of 
``Next Business Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination 
Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 
24533 (May 10, 2005).

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DATES: Effective Date: March 12, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Nair, David Cordell or Brian 
Davis, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 
202.482.3813, 202.482.0408 or 202.482.7924, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of this investigation covers grain-oriented silicon 
electrical steel (``GOES''). GOES is a flat-rolled alloy steel product 
containing by weight at least 0.6 percent but not more than 6 percent 
of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more than 1.0 
percent of aluminum, and no other element in an amount that would give 
the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, in coils or in 
straight lengths. The GOES that is subject to this investigation is 
currently classifiable under subheadings 7225.11.0000, 7226.11.1000, 
7226.11.9030, and 7226.11.9060 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
of this investigation is dispositive.

Methodology

    The Department is conducting this countervailing duty (``CVD'') 
investigation in accordance with section 701 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 financial contribution by an ``authority'' that gives rise to a 
benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.\2\ For a 
full description of the

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methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memo.\3\ The Preliminary Decision Memo is a public document 
and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (``IA ACCESS''). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at 
http://iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the 
Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memo can be accessed directly at http://trade.gov/enforcement. The 
signed Preliminary Decision Memo and the electronic versions of the 
Preliminary Decision Memo are identical in content.
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    \2\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
    \3\ See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, 
``Countervailing Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical 
Steel from the People's Republic of China: Decision Memorandum for 
the Preliminary Determination,'' dated concurrently with this notice 
(``Preliminary Decision Memo'').
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    The Department notes that, in making these findings, we relied, in 
part, on facts available and, because one or more respondents did not 
act to the best of their ability to respond to the Department's 
requests for information, we drew an adverse inference where 
appropriate in selecting from among the facts otherwise available.\4\ 
For further information, see ``Use of Facts Otherwise Available and 
Adverse Inferences'' in the Preliminary Decision Memo.
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    \4\ See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act.
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Alignment

    As noted in the Preliminary Decision Memo, in accordance with 
section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), we are aligning 
the final CVD determination in this investigation with the final 
determination in the companion antidumping duty (``AD'') investigation 
of GOES from the PRC. Consequently, the final CVD determination will be 
issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is 
currently scheduled to be issued no later than July 16, 2014, unless 
postponed.

Preliminary Determination and Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, we 
calculated an individual rate for each exporter/producer of the subject 
merchandise individually investigated. We preliminarily determine the 
countervailable subsidy rates to be:

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                    Exporter/Producer                     Subsidy rate %
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Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd...........................           49.15
All-Others..............................................           49.15
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    In accordance with sections 703(d)(1)(B) and (2) of the Act, we are 
directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of 
all entries of GOES from the PRC that are entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of the publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register, and to require a cash deposit for 
such entries of merchandise in the amounts indicated above.
    In accordance with sections 703(d) and 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, for 
companies not investigated, we apply an ``all-others'' rate, which is 
normally calculated by weight-averaging the subsidy rates of the 
individual companies selected as respondents, excluding any zero or de 
minimis rates and any rates calculated entirely under section 776 of 
the Act. Therefore, for purposes of determining the ``all others'' rate 
and pursuant to sections 703(d) and 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, we are 
using the subsidy rate calculated for Baoshan, 49.15 percent, for the 
``all others'' rate, as referenced above.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department will disclose calculations performed for this 
preliminary determination to the parties within five days of the date 
of public announcement of this determination in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b). Case briefs or other written comments for all non-scope 
issues may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the final 
verification report is issued in this proceeding, and rebuttal briefs, 
limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than 
five days after the deadline date for case briefs.\5\ A table of 
contents, list of authorities used and an executive summary of issues 
should accompany any briefs submitted to the Department. This summary 
should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
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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 Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
filed electronically using IA ACCESS. An electronically filed document 
must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department's 
electronic records system, IA ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard 
Time, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\6\ 
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, the Department intends 
to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a date and time to be 
determined. Parties will be notified of the date and time of any 
hearing.
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
International Trade Commission (``ITC'') of our determination. In 
addition, we are making available to the ITC all non-privileged and 
non-proprietary information relating to this investigation. We will 
allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary 
information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not 
disclose such information, either publicly or under an administrative 
protective order, without the written consent of the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
    In accordance with section 705(b)(2) of the Act, if our final 
determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination 
within 45 days after the Department makes its final determination.
    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: March 4, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memo

1. Scope Comments
2. Scope of the Investigation
3. Alignment
4. Respondent Selection
5. Injury Test
6. Application of the Countervailing Duty Law to Imports from the PRC
7. Subsidies Valuation
8. Benchmarks and Discount Rates
9. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences

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10. Analysis of Programs
11. Verification

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