Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012, 36013-36014 [2014-14890]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 25, 2014 / Notices preliminary results.3 Due to the anticipated timing of the release of postpreliminary analysis memoranda and the final verification reports, interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) for this administrative review no later than one week after the issuance of the last post-preliminary analysis memorandum and final verification reports, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing 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 Enforcement and Compliance, 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 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, CVDs on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 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 18:01 Jun 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 CVDs in the amounts shown above. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent companyspecific 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: June 18, 2014. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences 5. Subsidies Valuation Information 6. Benchmarks and Discount Rates 7. Analysis of Programs 8. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2014–14908 Filed 6–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–953] Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge 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 narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (ribbons) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. We preliminarily find that Yangzhou Bestpak Gifts & Crafts Co., Ltd. (Bestpak) received countervailable subsidies during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective: June 25, 2014. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36013 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Siepmann, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7958. Scope of the Order The scope of the order consists of ribbons. The merchandise subject to this order is classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical categories 5806.32.1020; 5806.32.1030; 5806.32.1050 and 5806.32.1060. Subject merchandise also may enter under subheadings 5806.31.00; 5806.32.20; 5806.39.20; 5806.39.30; 5808.90.00; 5810.91.00; 5810.99.90; 5903.90.10; 5903.90.25; 5907.00.60; and 5907.00.80 and under statistical categories 5806.32.1080; 5810.92.9080; 5903.90.3090; and 6307.90.9889. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description, available in Narrow Woven Ribbons with Woven Selvedge from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 53642 (September 1, 2010), remains dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Narrow Woven Ribbons with Woven Selvedge from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum 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 https://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 https://www.trade.gov/ enforcement/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 36014 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 25, 2014 / Notices 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 of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.1 In making these findings, we relied on facts available and, because Bestpak and the Government of the PRC did not act to the best of their ability to respond to the Department’s requests for information, we have drawn adverse inferences in selecting from among the facts otherwise available.2 For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of the Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated an individual subsidy rate for Bestpak for the period January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. We preliminarily find that the net subsidy rate for Bestpak is as follows: Producer/exporter Net subsidy rate (percent) Yangzhou Bestpak Gifts & Crafts Co., Ltd ................... 51.02 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment All calculations for the preliminary results of this review are contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum and have been thereby disclosed.3 Case briefs may be submitted to IA ACCESS by no later than 30 days after the day on which these preliminary results are published in the Federal Register.4 Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted by no later than five days after the deadline for case briefs.5 1 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. 2 See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. 3 19 CFR 351.224(b) calls for the Department to disclose calculations performed in connection with the preliminary results of an administrative review within five days after the publication of the preliminary results. 4 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 5 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Jun 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding should submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.6 The summary should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes. 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 within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.7 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, on a date and at a time and location to be determined. Parties will be notified of the date, time and location of any hearing. Parties are reminded that briefs and hearing requests must 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, the Department will issue the final results of this administrative review, including our analysis of and responses to issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after issuing these preliminary results. Assessment Rates Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and the 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 Requirements If the final results of this review are the same as these preliminary results, the Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount shown above for Bestpak. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the 6 See 7 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 19 CFR 351.310(c). Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 most recent company-specific or allothers 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) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: June 18, 2014. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum A. Background B. Scope of the Order C. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences D. Supporting Information for AFA Findings E. Subsidy Rate Chart F. Disclosure and Public Comment [FR Doc. 2014–14890 Filed 6–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–860, C–580–875, C–557–817, C–523– 809, C–583–855, C–489–821, C–552–819] Certain Steel Nails From India, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, the Republic of Turkey, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, Formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Effective: June 25, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cordell at (202) 482–0408 (India); Yasmin Nair at (202) 482–3813 (Malaysia); Joseph Shuler at (202) 482– 1293 (the Republic of Korea (Korea)); Joshua Morris at (202) 482–1779 (the Sultanate of Oman (Oman)); Sandra Dreisonstok at (202) 482–0768 (Taiwan); Ilissa Shefferman at (202) 482–4684 (Turkey); Thomas Schauer at (202) 482– 0410 (the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam)), 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: The Petitions On May 29, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-953]


Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge 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 narrow woven 
ribbons with woven selvedge (ribbons) from the People's Republic of 
China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2012, through 
December 31, 2012. We preliminarily find that Yangzhou Bestpak Gifts & 
Crafts Co., Ltd. (Bestpak) received countervailable subsidies during 
the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary 
results.

DATES: Effective: June 25, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Siepmann, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
7958.

Scope of the Order

    The scope of the order consists of ribbons. The merchandise subject 
to this order is classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS) statistical categories 5806.32.1020; 
5806.32.1030; 5806.32.1050 and 5806.32.1060. Subject merchandise also 
may enter under subheadings 5806.31.00; 5806.32.20; 5806.39.20; 
5806.39.30; 5808.90.00; 5810.91.00; 5810.99.90; 5903.90.10; 5903.90.25; 
5907.00.60; and 5907.00.80 and under statistical categories 
5806.32.1080; 5810.92.9080; 5903.90.3090; and 6307.90.9889. Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description, available in Narrow Woven Ribbons 
with Woven Selvedge from the People's Republic of China: Countervailing 
Duty Order, 75 FR 53642 (September 1, 2010), remains dispositive.
    A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the 
memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, 
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Decision 
Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review: Narrow Woven Ribbons with Woven Selvedge from 
the People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this 
notice.
    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum 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 https://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 https://www.trade.gov/enforcement/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

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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 
of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily 
determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided 
financial contribution by an ``authority'' that gives rise to a benefit 
to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.\1\
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    \1\ 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.
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    In making these findings, we relied on facts available and, because 
Bestpak and the Government of the PRC did not act to the best of their 
ability to respond to the Department's requests for information, we 
have drawn adverse inferences in selecting from among the facts 
otherwise available.\2\ For further information, see ``Use of Facts 
Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences'' in the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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    \2\ See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act.
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    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Results of the Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated an 
individual subsidy rate for Bestpak for the period January 1, 2012, 
through December 31, 2012.
    We preliminarily find that the net subsidy rate for Bestpak is as 
follows:

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                                                           Net subsidy
                   Producer/exporter                      rate (percent)
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Yangzhou Bestpak Gifts & Crafts Co., Ltd...............           51.02
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    All calculations for the preliminary results of this review are 
contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum and have been thereby 
disclosed.\3\ Case briefs may be submitted to IA ACCESS by no later 
than 30 days after the day on which these preliminary results are 
published in the Federal Register.\4\ Rebuttal briefs, which must be 
limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted by no later 
than five days after the deadline for case briefs.\5\ Parties who 
submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding should submit 
with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary 
of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\6\ The summary should 
be limited to five pages total, including footnotes.
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    \3\ 19 CFR 351.224(b) calls for the Department to disclose 
calculations performed in connection with the preliminary results of 
an administrative review within five days after the publication of 
the preliminary results.
    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
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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 
within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\7\ 
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, on a date and at a time 
and location to be determined. Parties will be notified of the date, 
time and location of any hearing.
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Parties are reminded that briefs and hearing requests must 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, the Department will issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including our analysis of and responses to 
issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after 
issuing these preliminary results.

Assessment Rates

    Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(2), upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall 
determine, and the 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 Requirements

    If the final results of this review are the same as these 
preliminary results, the Department also intends to instruct CBP to 
collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount 
shown above for Bestpak. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct 
CBP to continue 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) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213.

    Dated: June 18, 2014.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

A. Background
B. Scope of the Order
C. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
D. Supporting Information for AFA Findings
E. Subsidy Rate Chart
F. Disclosure and Public Comment

[FR Doc. 2014-14890 Filed 6-24-14; 8:45 am]
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