Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012, 32915-32917 [2014-13259]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 110 / Monday, June 9, 2014 / Notices Dated: May 29, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–13433 Filed 6–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–955] Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain magnesia carbon bricks (MCBs) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), covering the period of review (POR) January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. We preliminarily determine that the application of adverse facts available (AFA) to the sole mandatory respondent, Fengchi Imp. and Exp. Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City and Fengchi Refractories Co., of Haicheng City (collectively, Fengchi), and the Government of the PRC (GOC), is necessary because they failed to cooperate to the best of their ability in this proceeding. The Department also preliminarily finds that certain companies made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: June 9, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Steele, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4956. AGENCY: ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order includes certain MCBs. Certain MCBs that are the subject of this order are currently classifiable under the following subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): 6902.10.1000, 6902.10.5000, 66815.91.0000, 6815.99.2000, and 6815.99.4000. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Jun 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 description remains dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the 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 Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). The 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 in Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at https:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments On December 13, 2013, the Department received timely no shipment certifications from RHI AG and its affiliates: Liaoning RHI Jinding Magnesia Co.; RHI Refractories (Dalian) Co. Ltd.; RHI Refractories Liaoning Co., Ltd.; RHI Trading Shanghai Branch; and RHI Trading (Dalian) Co., Ltd. (collectively, the RHI Companies).1 Because there is no evidence on the record to indicate that these companies had sales of subject merchandise during the POR, we preliminarily determine that the RHI Companies had no shipments during the POR. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department intends to rescind the review with respect to the RHI Companies. However, the Department finds that it is not appropriate to rescind the review with respect to the RHI 1 See the December 13, 2013, Letter to the Secretary, ‘‘Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from China: Notice of No Sales.’’ In our Initiation Notice, we stated that any company named in the notice of initiation that had no exports, sales, or entries during the POR must notify the Department within 60 days of publication of the notice in the Federal Register. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 78 FR 67104, 67104 (November 8, 2013) (Initiation Notice). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32915 Companies at this time; instead, consistent with our practice, the Department will complete the review with respect to the RHI Companies and issue appropriate instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) based on the final results of the review.2 Information on the record shows that Fengchi did have sales of subject merchandise during the POR.3 Methodology The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each subsidy program under review, we preliminarily determine there are countervailable subsidies, i.e., that there is a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.4 In making these findings, we relied on AFA for Fengchi, because it did not act to the best of its ability to respond to our request for information; as such, we drew an adverse inference in selecting among the facts available.5 With respect to the remaining companies for which we initiated reviews and that did not file noshipment certifications, we will assign to entries made by these companies the all-others rate from the investigation. Accordingly, and consistent with section 705(c)(5)(A)(ii) of the Act, we relied upon the all others rate from the investigation because the rate calculated for the sole mandatory respondent in these preliminary results of review is based entirely upon facts available. We consider the use of the all others rate from the investigation, which was based upon a calculated rate for one of the mandatory respondents in the investigation, to be a ‘‘reasonable method’’ for calculating the all others rate because it represents the only rate in the history of the countervailing duty order on MCBs from the PRC that is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely upon facts available.6 2 See, e.g., Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 26922, 26923 (May 12, 2010), unchanged in Magnesium Metal From the Russian Federation: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 56989 (September 17, 2010). 3 See the January 13, 2014, Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People’s Republic of China: Customs Data of U.S. Imports of Magnesia Carbon Bricks.’’ 4 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. 5 See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. 6 For a list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, see Appendix I. For a full E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM Continued 09JNN1 32916 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 110 / Monday, June 9, 2014 / Notices Preliminary Results of Review We preliminarily determine the following margins exist for the POR: Company Ad valorem net subsidy rate (percent) Fengchi Imp. and Exp. Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City and Fengchi Refractories Co., of Haicheng City (collectively, Fengchi) .................. Rate Applicable to the Remaining Companies Under Review 7 ............................ 66.27 24.24 Disclosure and Public Comment ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES We will disclose the calculations to parties in this proceeding within five days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) for this administrative review no later than 30 days from the date of publication of this Federal Register notice, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.8 Rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs.9 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.10 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate in a hearing if one is requested, must file electronically a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register.11 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 intend to hold it at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 7 See Appendix II. 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2). 10 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2). 11 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Jun 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we will issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after issuance of these preliminary results. Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirements In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we assigned a subsidy rate for each producer/exporter subject to this administrative review. Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and 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 review. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, the Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties, in the amounts shown above for each of the respective companies shown above, on 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 continue to collect cash deposits at the most-recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: June 2, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology V. Recommendation Appendix II List of Remaining Companies Under Review ANH (Xinyi) Refractories Co. Ltd PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Anyang Rongzhu Silicon Industry Co., Ltd Bayuquan Refractories Co., Ltd Beijing Tianxing Ceramic Fiber Composite Materials Corp Changxing Magnesium Furnace Charge Co., Ltd Changxing Wangfa Architectural & Metallurgical Materials Co., Ltd Changzing Zhicheng Refractory Material Factory China Metallurgical Raw Material Beijing Company China Quantai Metallurgical (Beijing) Engineering & Science Co., Ltd Cimm Group of China CNBM International Corporation Dalian Dalmond Trading Co., Ltd Dalian F.T.Z. Huaxin International Dalian F.T.Z. Maylong Resources Co., Ltd Dalian Huayu Refractories International Co., Ltd Dalian LST Metallurgy Co., Ltd Dalian Masoo International Trading Dalian Mayerton Refractories Ltd Dalian Morgan Refractories Ltd Dashiqiao Bozhong Mineral Products Co., Ltd Dashiqiao City Guangcheng Refractory Co., Ltd Dashiqiao Jia Sheng Mining Co., Ltd Dashiqiao RongXing Refractory Material Co., Ltd Dashiqiao Sanqiang Refractory Material Co., Ltd Dashiqiao Yutong Packing Factory Dengfeng Desheng Refractory Co., Ltd DFL Minmet Refractories Corp Duferco BarInvest SA Beijing Office Duferco Ironet Shanghai Representative Office Eastern Industries & Trading Co., Ltd Fengchi Mining Co., Ltd of Haicheng City Fengchi Refractories Corp Haicheng City Qunli Mining Co., Ltd Haicheng City Xiyang Import & Export Corporation Haicheng Donghe Taidi Refractory Co., Ltd Haicheng Ruitong Mining Co., Ltd Haiyuan Talc Powder Manufacture Factory Henan Boma Co. Ltd Henan Kingway Chemicals Co., Ltd Henan Tagore Refractories Co., Ltd Henan Xinmi Changzxing Refractories, Co., Ltd Hebei Qinghe Refractory Group Co. Ltd Huailin Refractories (Dashiqiao) Pte. Ltd Hualude Hardware Products Co. Ltd Jiangsu Sujia Group New Materials Co., Ltd Jiangsu Sujia Joint-Stock Co., Ltd Jinan Forever Imp. & Exp. Trading Co., Ltd Jinan Linquan Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd Jinan Ludong Refractory Co., Ltd Kosmokraft Refractory Limited Kuehne & Nagel Ltd. Dalian Branch Office Lechang City Guangdong Province SongXin Refractories Co., Ltd Liaoning Fucheng Refractories Group Co., Ltd Liaoning Fucheng Special Refractory Co., Ltd Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals Ltd Liaoning Jinding Magnesite Group Liaoning Mayerton Refractories Co., Ltd Liaoning Mineral & Metallurgy Group Co., Ltd Liaoning Qunyi Group Refractories Co., Ltd Liaoning Qunyi Trade Co., Ltd Liaoning RHI Jinding Magnesis Co., Ltd E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 110 / Monday, June 9, 2014 / Notices LiShuang Refractory Industrial Co., Ltd Lithomelt Co., Ltd Luheng Refractory Co., Ltd Luoyang Refractory Group Co., Ltd Mayerton Refractories Minsource International Ltd Minteq International Inc National Minerals Co., Ltd North Refractories Co., Ltd Orestar Metals & Minerals Co., Ltd Oreworld Trade (Tangshan) Co., Ltd Puyang Refractories Co., Ltd Qingdao Almatis Co., Ltd. (HQ) Qingdao Almatis Co., Ltd. (Manufacturing) Qingdao Almatis Trading Co., Ltd. (Sales Office) Qingdao Blueshell Import & Export Corp Qingdao Fujing Group Co., Ltd Qingdao Huierde International Trade Co., Ltd RHI Refractories (Dalian) Co., Ltd RHI Refractories Liaoning Co., Ltd RHI Trading Shanghai Branch RHI Trading (Dalian) Co., Ltd Rongyuan Magnesite Co., Ltd. of Dashiqiao City Shandong Cambridge International Trade Inc Shandong Lunai Kiln Refractories Co., Ltd Shandong Refractories Corp Shanxi Dajin International (Group) Co., Ltd Shanxi Xinrong International Trade Co. Ltd Shenyang Yi Xin Sheng Lai Refractory Materials Co., Ltd Shinagawa Rongyuan Refractories Co., Ltd Sinosteel Corporation SMMC Group Co., Ltd Tangshan Success Import & Export Trading Co., Ltd Tianjin New Century Refractories, Ltd Tianjin New World Import & Export Trading Co., Ltd Tianjin Weiyuan Refractory Co., Ltd Vesuvius Advanced Ceramics (Suzhou) Co. Ltd Wonjin Refractories Co., Ltd Xiyuan Xingquan Forsterite Co., Ltd Yanshi City Guangming High-Tech Refractories Products Co., Ltd YHS Minerals Co., Ltd Yingkou Bayuquan Refractories Co., Ltd Yingkou Dalmond Refractories Co., Ltd Yingkou Guangyang Refractories Co., Ltd Yingkou Guangyang Refractories Co., Ltd. (YGR) Yingkou Heping Samwha Minerals Co., Ltd Yingkou Jiahe Refractories Co., Ltd Yingkou Jinlong Refractories Group Yingkou Kyushu Refractories Co., Ltd Yingkou New Century Refractories Ltd Yingkou Qinghua Group Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd Yingkou Qinghua Refractories Co., Ltd Yingkou Sanhua Refractory Materials Co., Ltd Yingkou Tianrun Refractory Co., Ltd Yingkou Wonjin Refractory Material Co., Ltd Yingkou Yongji Mag Refractory, Ltd Yixing Runlong Trade Co., Ltd Yixing Xinwei Leeshing Refractory Materials Co., Ltd Yixing Zhenqiu Charging Ltd Zhejiang Changxing Guangming Special Refractory Material Foundry, Co., Ltd Zhejiang Deqing Jinlei Refractory Co., Ltd Zhejiang Huzhou Fuzilin Refractory Metals Group Co., Ltd Zhengzhou Annec Industrial Co., Ltd Zhengzhou Huachen Refractory Co., Ltd VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Jun 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 Zhengzhou Huawei Refractories Co., Ltd Zibo Lianzhu Refractory Materials Co., Ltd [FR Doc. 2014–13259 Filed 6–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD318 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-955]


Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review; 2012

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain 
magnesia carbon bricks (MCBs) from the People's Republic of China 
(PRC), covering the period of review (POR) January 1, 2012, through 
December 31, 2012. We preliminarily determine that the application of 
adverse facts available (AFA) to the sole mandatory respondent, Fengchi 
Imp. and Exp. Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City and Fengchi Refractories Co., 
of Haicheng City (collectively, Fengchi), and the Government of the PRC 
(GOC), is necessary because they failed to cooperate to the best of 
their ability in this proceeding. The Department also preliminarily 
finds that certain companies made no shipments of subject merchandise 
to the United States during the POR. Interested parties are invited to 
comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective Date: June 9, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Steele, Enforcement and 
Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-4956.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order includes certain MCBs. Certain 
MCBs that are the subject of this order are currently classifiable 
under the following subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS): 6902.10.1000, 6902.10.5000, 66815.91.0000, 
6815.99.2000, and 6815.99.4000. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description 
remains dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is 
contained in the 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 Results of the Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review of Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the 
People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with and hereby 
adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
    The 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 in Room 7046 of the main 
Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    On December 13, 2013, the Department received timely no shipment 
certifications from RHI AG and its affiliates: Liaoning RHI Jinding 
Magnesia Co.; RHI Refractories (Dalian) Co. Ltd.; RHI Refractories 
Liaoning Co., Ltd.; RHI Trading Shanghai Branch; and RHI Trading 
(Dalian) Co., Ltd. (collectively, the RHI Companies).\1\ Because there 
is no evidence on the record to indicate that these companies had sales 
of subject merchandise during the POR, we preliminarily determine that 
the RHI Companies had no shipments during the POR. As a result, 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department intends to rescind the 
review with respect to the RHI Companies. However, the Department finds 
that it is not appropriate to rescind the review with respect to the 
RHI Companies at this time; instead, consistent with our practice, the 
Department will complete the review with respect to the RHI Companies 
and issue appropriate instructions to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) based on the final results of the review.\2\ 
Information on the record shows that Fengchi did have sales of subject 
merchandise during the POR.\3\
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    \1\ See the December 13, 2013, Letter to the Secretary, 
``Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from China: Notice of No Sales.'' 
In our Initiation Notice, we stated that any company named in the 
notice of initiation that had no exports, sales, or entries during 
the POR must notify the Department within 60 days of publication of 
the notice in the Federal Register. See Initiation of Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for 
Revocation in Part, 78 FR 67104, 67104 (November 8, 2013) 
(Initiation Notice).
    \2\ See, e.g., Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 
26922, 26923 (May 12, 2010), unchanged in Magnesium Metal From the 
Russian Federation: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, 75 FR 56989 (September 17, 2010).
    \3\ See the January 13, 2014, Memorandum to the File, ``Certain 
Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People's Republic of China: Customs 
Data of U.S. Imports of Magnesia Carbon Bricks.''
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
subsidy program under review, we preliminarily determine there are 
countervailable subsidies, i.e., that there is a government-provided 
financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, 
and that the subsidy is specific.\4\ In making these findings, we 
relied on AFA for Fengchi, because it did not act to the best of its 
ability to respond to our request for information; as such, we drew an 
adverse inference in selecting among the facts available.\5\
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    \4\ 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.
    \5\ See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act.
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    With respect to the remaining companies for which we initiated 
reviews and that did not file no-shipment certifications, we will 
assign to entries made by these companies the all-others rate from the 
investigation. Accordingly, and consistent with section 
705(c)(5)(A)(ii) of the Act, we relied upon the all others rate from 
the investigation because the rate calculated for the sole mandatory 
respondent in these preliminary results of review is based entirely 
upon facts available. We consider the use of the all others rate from 
the investigation, which was based upon a calculated rate for one of 
the mandatory respondents in the investigation, to be a ``reasonable 
method'' for calculating the all others rate because it represents the 
only rate in the history of the countervailing duty order on MCBs from 
the PRC that is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely upon facts 
available.\6\
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    \6\ For a list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum, see Appendix I. For a full description of the 
methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.

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Preliminary Results of Review
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    \7\ See Appendix II.
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    We preliminarily determine the following margins exist for the POR:

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                                                          Ad valorem net
                         Company                           subsidy rate
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Fengchi Imp. and Exp. Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City and               66.27
 Fengchi Refractories Co., of Haicheng City
 (collectively, Fengchi)................................
Rate Applicable to the Remaining Companies Under Review            24.24
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose the calculations to parties in this proceeding 
within five days of the date of publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested 
parties may submit written comments (case briefs) for this 
administrative review no later than 30 days from the date of 
publication of this Federal Register notice, and rebuttal comments 
(rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case 
briefs.\8\ Rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case 
briefs.\9\ 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.\10\
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate 
in a hearing if one is requested, must file electronically a written 
request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register.\11\ 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 intend to hold it at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date 
to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, 
and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date.
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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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 p.m. 
Eastern Time on the due date.
    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, we will issue the final results of this administrative review, 
including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the 
parties in their comments, within 120 days after issuance of these 
preliminary results.

Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirements

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we assigned a subsidy 
rate for each producer/exporter subject to this administrative review. 
Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and 
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 review.
    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, the Department also 
intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated 
countervailing duties, in the amounts shown above for each of the 
respective companies shown above, on 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 continue to collect cash 
deposits at the most-recent company-specific or all-others rate 
applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.
    These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: June 2, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Methodology
V. Recommendation

Appendix II

List of Remaining Companies Under Review

ANH (Xinyi) Refractories Co. Ltd
Anyang Rongzhu Silicon Industry Co., Ltd
Bayuquan Refractories Co., Ltd
Beijing Tianxing Ceramic Fiber Composite Materials Corp
Changxing Magnesium Furnace Charge Co., Ltd
Changxing Wangfa Architectural & Metallurgical Materials Co., Ltd
Changzing Zhicheng Refractory Material Factory
China Metallurgical Raw Material Beijing Company
China Quantai Metallurgical (Beijing) Engineering & Science Co., Ltd
Cimm Group of China
CNBM International Corporation
Dalian Dalmond Trading Co., Ltd
Dalian F.T.Z. Huaxin International
Dalian F.T.Z. Maylong Resources Co., Ltd
Dalian Huayu Refractories International Co., Ltd
Dalian LST Metallurgy Co., Ltd
Dalian Masoo International Trading
Dalian Mayerton Refractories Ltd
Dalian Morgan Refractories Ltd
Dashiqiao Bozhong Mineral Products Co., Ltd
Dashiqiao City Guangcheng Refractory Co., Ltd
Dashiqiao Jia Sheng Mining Co., Ltd
Dashiqiao RongXing Refractory Material Co., Ltd
Dashiqiao Sanqiang Refractory Material Co., Ltd
Dashiqiao Yutong Packing Factory
Dengfeng Desheng Refractory Co., Ltd
DFL Minmet Refractories Corp
Duferco BarInvest SA Beijing Office
Duferco Ironet Shanghai Representative Office
Eastern Industries & Trading Co., Ltd
Fengchi Mining Co., Ltd of Haicheng City
Fengchi Refractories Corp
Haicheng City Qunli Mining Co., Ltd
Haicheng City Xiyang Import & Export Corporation
Haicheng Donghe Taidi Refractory Co., Ltd
Haicheng Ruitong Mining Co., Ltd
Haiyuan Talc Powder Manufacture Factory
Henan Boma Co. Ltd
Henan Kingway Chemicals Co., Ltd
Henan Tagore Refractories Co., Ltd
Henan Xinmi Changzxing Refractories, Co., Ltd
Hebei Qinghe Refractory Group Co. Ltd
Huailin Refractories (Dashiqiao) Pte. Ltd
Hualude Hardware Products Co. Ltd
Jiangsu Sujia Group New Materials Co., Ltd
Jiangsu Sujia Joint-Stock Co., Ltd
Jinan Forever Imp. & Exp. Trading Co., Ltd
Jinan Linquan Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd
Jinan Ludong Refractory Co., Ltd
Kosmokraft Refractory Limited
Kuehne & Nagel Ltd. Dalian Branch Office
Lechang City Guangdong Province SongXin Refractories Co., Ltd
Liaoning Fucheng Refractories Group Co., Ltd
Liaoning Fucheng Special Refractory Co., Ltd
Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals Ltd
Liaoning Jinding Magnesite Group
Liaoning Mayerton Refractories Co., Ltd
Liaoning Mineral & Metallurgy Group Co., Ltd
Liaoning Qunyi Group Refractories Co., Ltd
Liaoning Qunyi Trade Co., Ltd
Liaoning RHI Jinding Magnesis Co., Ltd

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LiShuang Refractory Industrial Co., Ltd
Lithomelt Co., Ltd
Luheng Refractory Co., Ltd
Luoyang Refractory Group Co., Ltd
Mayerton Refractories
Minsource International Ltd
Minteq International Inc
National Minerals Co., Ltd
North Refractories Co., Ltd
Orestar Metals & Minerals Co., Ltd
Oreworld Trade (Tangshan) Co., Ltd
Puyang Refractories Co., Ltd
Qingdao Almatis Co., Ltd. (HQ)
Qingdao Almatis Co., Ltd. (Manufacturing)
Qingdao Almatis Trading Co., Ltd. (Sales Office)
Qingdao Blueshell Import & Export Corp
Qingdao Fujing Group Co., Ltd
Qingdao Huierde International Trade Co., Ltd
RHI Refractories (Dalian) Co., Ltd
RHI Refractories Liaoning Co., Ltd
RHI Trading Shanghai Branch
RHI Trading (Dalian) Co., Ltd
Rongyuan Magnesite Co., Ltd. of Dashiqiao City
Shandong Cambridge International Trade Inc
Shandong Lunai Kiln Refractories Co., Ltd
Shandong Refractories Corp
Shanxi Dajin International (Group) Co., Ltd
Shanxi Xinrong International Trade Co. Ltd
Shenyang Yi Xin Sheng Lai Refractory Materials Co., Ltd
Shinagawa Rongyuan Refractories Co., Ltd
Sinosteel Corporation
SMMC Group Co., Ltd
Tangshan Success Import & Export Trading Co., Ltd
Tianjin New Century Refractories, Ltd
Tianjin New World Import & Export Trading Co., Ltd
Tianjin Weiyuan Refractory Co., Ltd
Vesuvius Advanced Ceramics (Suzhou) Co. Ltd
Wonjin Refractories Co., Ltd
Xiyuan Xingquan Forsterite Co., Ltd
Yanshi City Guangming High-Tech Refractories Products Co., Ltd
YHS Minerals Co., Ltd
Yingkou Bayuquan Refractories Co., Ltd
Yingkou Dalmond Refractories Co., Ltd
Yingkou Guangyang Refractories Co., Ltd
Yingkou Guangyang Refractories Co., Ltd. (YGR)
Yingkou Heping Samwha Minerals Co., Ltd
Yingkou Jiahe Refractories Co., Ltd
Yingkou Jinlong Refractories Group
Yingkou Kyushu Refractories Co., Ltd
Yingkou New Century Refractories Ltd
Yingkou Qinghua Group Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd
Yingkou Qinghua Refractories Co., Ltd
Yingkou Sanhua Refractory Materials Co., Ltd
Yingkou Tianrun Refractory Co., Ltd
Yingkou Wonjin Refractory Material Co., Ltd
Yingkou Yongji Mag Refractory, Ltd
Yixing Runlong Trade Co., Ltd
Yixing Xinwei Leeshing Refractory Materials Co., Ltd
Yixing Zhenqiu Charging Ltd
Zhejiang Changxing Guangming Special Refractory Material Foundry, 
Co., Ltd
Zhejiang Deqing Jinlei Refractory Co., Ltd
Zhejiang Huzhou Fuzilin Refractory Metals Group Co., Ltd
Zhengzhou Annec Industrial Co., Ltd
Zhengzhou Huachen Refractory Co., Ltd
Zhengzhou Huawei Refractories Co., Ltd
Zibo Lianzhu Refractory Materials Co., Ltd

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