Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013, 65616-65618 [2014-26277]

Download as PDF 65616 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–78–2014] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 83— Huntsville, Alabama, Notification of Proposed Production Activity, General Electric Company, (Household Refrigerators), Decatur, Alabama The Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 83, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of General Electric Company (GE), located in Decatur, Alabama. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on October 22, 2014. A separate request for subzone designation at the GE facility was submitted and will be processed under Section 400.31 of the FTZ Board’s regulations. The facility is used for the production of household refrigerators. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt GE from customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, GE would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to household refrigerators and related parts (free) for the foreign status inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: ABS resins; plastic water conduits/fittings/ gaskets/grommets/ties/spacers/clips; rubber grommets/o-rings/seals/bumper lids/bumper grommets; self-tapping screws; rivets; steel bolts/screws; metal hinges/brackets/plates; compressors; evaporator fan assemblies; fan blades/ housings; parts of refrigerators (actuators, brackets, baseplates, caps, case assemblies, case backs, clips, condenser assemblies, door assemblies, drains, gaskets, gussets, handles, air diverters, housing controls, ice maker assemblies, liners, controls, mullion assemblies, glass shelving, shields); water filters; filter dryers; filter valves; valve and tube assemblies; AC/DC motors; inverters; wiring harnesses; motor starters; electronic AC switches; lamp plugs/sockets; electronic control boards; printed circuit assemblies; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Nov 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 lamps; light dispensers; wiring harnesses; and, thermostats (duty rate ranges from free to 6.5%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is December 15, 2014. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or (202) 482–1378. Dated: October 29, 2014. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–26305 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–918] Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012– 2013 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) is conducting the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’).1 The Department selected two respondents for individual review, Shanghai Wells,2 AGENCY: 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China, 73 FR 58111 (October 6, 2008) (‘‘Order’’). 2 The Department previously found that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd., Hong Kong Wells Ltd. (‘‘HK Wells’’) and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. (USA) (‘‘Wells USA’’) are affiliated and that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. and HK Wells comprise a single entity (collectively, ‘‘Shanghai Wells’’). Because there were no changes in this review to the facts that supported that decision, we continue to find Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd., HK Wells, and USA Wells are affiliated and that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. and HK Wells comprise a single entity. See Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Rescission, in Part, of the First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 68758, 68761 (November 9, 2010), unchanged in First Administrative Review of Steel Wire Garment PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Ningbo Dasheng Hanger Ind. Co., Ltd., (‘‘Ningbo Dasheng’’). We selected four additional companies as mandatory respondents, but, they did not participate.3 The Department preliminarily determines that Shanghai Wells sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (‘‘POR’’), October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013. In addition, we preliminary determine Ningbo Dasheng, and the Non-Responsive Mandatories failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of their ability to comply with the Department’s request for information, warranting the application of facts otherwise available with adverse inferences, pursuant to sections 776(a)– (b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’). As a part of the application of adverse facts available (‘‘AFA’’), we are treating Ningbo Dasheng as part of the PRC-wide entity. Additionally, we determine that the four other companies that we selected as mandatory respondents but which did not cooperate are also part of the PRC-wide entity.4 If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: November 5, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexis Polovina or Josh Startup, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4295 or (202) 482– 5260, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Hangers From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 27994, 27996 (May 13, 2011). 3 These four entities are: (1) Shangyu Baoxiang Metal Manufactured Co., Ltd. (‘‘Shangyu Baoxiang’’), (2) Shaoxing Dingli Metal Clotheshorse Co., Ltd., (‘‘Shaoxing Dingli’’) (3) Zhejiang Lucky Cloud Hanger Co., Ltd (‘‘Lucky Cloud’’), and (4) Shaoxing Tongzhou Metal Manufactured Co., Ltd., Shaoxing Andrew Metal Manufactured Co., Ltd., and Shaoxing Gangyuan Metal Manufacture (collectively, ‘‘the Shaoxing Entity’’), (‘‘NonResponsive Mandatories’’). See the Department’s memorandum titled ‘‘Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2012–2013 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’), dated concurrently with these results and hereby adopted by this notice. 4 See PRC-Wide Entity section infra. E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Notices Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is steel wire garment hangers. This product is classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings: 7326.20.0020, 7323.99.9060, and 7323.99.9080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.5 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES PRC-Wide Entity The four Non-Responsive Mandatories failed to respond to the Department’s requests for information and/or declined to participate in this review. These companies, therefore, are not eligible for separate rate status.6 Ningbo Dasheng failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability to comply with a request for information, and therefore, is also not eligible for a separate rate. Accordingly, the Department preliminarily finds that the PRC-wide entity includes these companies. Furthermore, because necessary information is not available on the record and the PRC-Wide entity (including the None-Responsive Mandatories and Ningbo Dasheng) withheld requested information, failed to provide information in a timely manner and in the form requested, and significantly impeded this proceeding, the Department relied on facts available.7 Additionally, the Department finds that the PRC-Wide entity failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability to comply with a request for information.8 Therefore, pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act, the Department used an adverse inference when selecting from among the facts otherwise available.9 Thus, the Department relied on AFA in order to determine a margin for the PRC-wide entity, pursuant to sections 776(a)(1), 776(a)(2)(A), (B), (C) and 776(b) of the Act.10 During the review, 23 companies for which a review was requested did not file a separate rate application or certification, nor did they file a no 5 See the Preliminary Decision Memorandum for a complete description of the scope of the Order. 6 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 78 FR 72630, 72631 (December 3, 2013). 7 See sections 776(a)(1) and (2)(A)–(C) of the Act. 8 See section 776(b) of the Act. 9 See also Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, H.R. Doc. No. 103–316, Vol. 1, at 870 (1994). 10 See the Preliminary Decision Memorandum at the sections pertaining to ‘‘PRC-Wide Entity’’ and ‘‘Selection of Adverse Facts Available (‘‘AFA’’) Rate’’ for a discussion of the AFA rate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Nov 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 shipments certification.11 Accordingly, because these companies did not demonstrate their eligibility for a separate rate, the Department preliminarily determines that they are also part of the PRC-wide entity. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments On January 31, 2014, Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co., Ltd. filed no shipment certifications.12 On February 6, 2014, the Department sent inquiries to CBP to determine whether CBP entry data are consistent with Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co., Ltd.’s no shipments certifications and received no information contrary to that statement from CBP. As such, we preliminarily determine that Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co., Ltd. had no shipments during the POR.13 In addition, the Department finds that consistent with its announced refinement to its assessment practice in NME cases, it is appropriate not to rescind the review in part in this circumstance but, rather, to complete the review with respect to Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co., Ltd., and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.14 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, dated concurrently with these results and hereby adopted by this notice.15 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 http:// iaaccess.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit (‘‘CRU’’), Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, parties can obtain a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum on the Internet at http://trade.gov/ enforcement/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of Review Regarding the administrative review, the Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist for the period October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013: Exporter Methodology The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Act. We calculated constructed export prices and export prices in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a nonmarket economy within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, we calculated normal value in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. 11 See the Preliminary Decision Memorandum at the sections pertaining to ‘‘PRC-Wide Entity.’’ 12 See letter from Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co., Ltd., and Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co., Ltd., regarding, Resubmit No Sales Certification, dated January 31, 2014. 13 See Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 65453, 65454 (October 25, 2010); Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Taiwan: Notice of Intent to Rescind Administrative Review, 74 FR 3559, 3560 (January 21, 2009); and Certain In-Shell Raw Pistachios from Iran: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 9292, 9293 (February 20, 2008). 14 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011) and the ‘‘Assessment Rates’’ section, below. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65617 Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. 16 ................................ PRC-Wide Entity ................... Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 14.53 187.25 Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing The Department will disclose the calculations used in its analysis to parties in this review within five days of the date of publication of this notice.17 Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review in the Federal Register.18 Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.19 Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue 15 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Wells consists of Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd., and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. 17 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 18 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 19 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)-(2). 16 Shanghai E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 65618 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Notices (2) a brief summary of the argument, not to exceed five pages, and (3) a table of authorities.20 Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice.21 Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs.22 If a party requests a hearing, the Department 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. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. The Department intends to issue the final results of this review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.23 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of review. In these preliminary results, the Department applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Final Modification for Reviews, i.e., on the basis of monthly average-to-average comparisons using only the transactions associated with that importer with offsets being provided for non-dumped comparisons.24 Where the respondent reported reliable entered values, we calculated importer- (or customer) specific ad valorem rates by aggregating the dumping margins calculated for all U.S. sales to each importer (or customer) and dividing this amount by the total entered value of the sales to each importer (or customer).25 Where the Department calculated a weighted- mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 20 See 21 See 19 CFR 351.309(c) and (d). 19 CFR 351.310(c). 22 Id. 23 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). Antidumping Proceeding: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8103 (February 14, 2012) (‘‘Final Modification for Reviews’’). 25 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 24 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Nov 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 average dumping margin by dividing the total amount of dumping for reviewed sales to that party by the total sales quantity associated with those transactions, the Department will direct CBP to assess importer-specific assessment rates based on the resulting per-unit rates.26 Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem or perunit rate is greater than de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.27 Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem or perunit rate is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.28 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of these reviews for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above, the cash deposit rate will be established in the final results of these reviews (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-wide rate of 187.25 percent; and (4) for all nonPRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that 26 Id. 27 Id. 28 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 31, 2014. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Attachment—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Background 2. Respondent Selection 3. Scope of the Order 4. Affiliations 5. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments 6. PRC-Wide Entity 7. NME Country Status 8. Separate Rates 9. Separate Rates Recipients 10. Application of Facts Available and Use of Adverse Inference 11. Application of Total AFA to the PRCWide Entity 12. Selection of AFA Rate 13. Corroboration of Information 14. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Data 15. Surrogate Country 16. Date of Sale 17. Determination of Comparison Method 18. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis 19. U.S. Price 20. Value-Added Tax 21. Normal Value 22. Factor Valuations 23. Company Specific Issues 24. Currency Conversion 25. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2014–26277 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-918]


Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-
2013

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting 
the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel 
wire garment hangers from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ 
The Department selected two respondents for individual review, Shanghai 
Wells,\2\ and Ningbo Dasheng Hanger Ind. Co., Ltd., (``Ningbo 
Dasheng''). We selected four additional companies as mandatory 
respondents, but, they did not participate.\3\ The Department 
preliminarily determines that Shanghai Wells sold subject merchandise 
in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of 
review (``POR''), October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013. In 
addition, we preliminary determine Ningbo Dasheng, and the Non-
Responsive Mandatories failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of 
their ability to comply with the Department's request for information, 
warranting the application of facts otherwise available with adverse 
inferences, pursuant to sections 776(a)-(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (``Act''). As a part of the application of adverse facts 
available (``AFA''), we are treating Ningbo Dasheng as part of the PRC-
wide entity. Additionally, we determine that the four other companies 
that we selected as mandatory respondents but which did not cooperate 
are also part of the PRC-wide entity.\4\ If these preliminary results 
are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on 
all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. We 
invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Steel Wire Garment 
Hangers from the People's Republic of China, 73 FR 58111 (October 6, 
2008) (``Order'').
    \2\ The Department previously found that Shanghai Wells Hanger 
Co., Ltd., Hong Kong Wells Ltd. (``HK Wells'') and Hong Kong Wells 
Ltd. (USA) (``Wells USA'') are affiliated and that Shanghai Wells 
Hanger Co., Ltd. and HK Wells comprise a single entity 
(collectively, ``Shanghai Wells''). Because there were no changes in 
this review to the facts that supported that decision, we continue 
to find Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd., HK Wells, and USA Wells are 
affiliated and that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. and HK Wells 
comprise a single entity. See Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary 
Rescission, in Part, of the First Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, 75 FR 68758, 68761 (November 9, 2010), unchanged in First 
Administrative Review of Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final Partial 
Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 27994, 
27996 (May 13, 2011).
    \3\ These four entities are: (1) Shangyu Baoxiang Metal 
Manufactured Co., Ltd. (``Shangyu Baoxiang''), (2) Shaoxing Dingli 
Metal Clotheshorse Co., Ltd., (``Shaoxing Dingli'') (3) Zhejiang 
Lucky Cloud Hanger Co., Ltd (``Lucky Cloud''), and (4) Shaoxing 
Tongzhou Metal Manufactured Co., Ltd., Shaoxing Andrew Metal 
Manufactured Co., Ltd., and Shaoxing Gangyuan Metal Manufacture 
(collectively, ``the Shaoxing Entity''), (``Non-Responsive 
Mandatories''). See the Department's memorandum titled ``Steel Wire 
Garment Hangers from the People's Republic of China: Decision 
Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2012-2013 Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review,'' (``Preliminary Decision Memorandum''), 
dated concurrently with these results and hereby adopted by this 
notice.
    \4\ See PRC-Wide Entity section infra.

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DATES: Effective Date: November 5, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexis Polovina or Josh Startup, AD/
CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4295 or (202) 482-5260, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the order is steel wire garment hangers. 
This product is classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (``HTSUS'') subheadings: 7326.20.0020, 7323.99.9060, and 
7323.99.9080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written product description 
remains dispositive.\5\
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    \5\ See the Preliminary Decision Memorandum for a complete 
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PRC-Wide Entity

    The four Non-Responsive Mandatories failed to respond to the 
Department's requests for information and/or declined to participate in 
this review. These companies, therefore, are not eligible for separate 
rate status.\6\ Ningbo Dasheng failed to cooperate by not acting to the 
best of its ability to comply with a request for information, and 
therefore, is also not eligible for a separate rate. Accordingly, the 
Department preliminarily finds that the PRC-wide entity includes these 
companies. Furthermore, because necessary information is not available 
on the record and the PRC-Wide entity (including the None-Responsive 
Mandatories and Ningbo Dasheng) withheld requested information, failed 
to provide information in a timely manner and in the form requested, 
and significantly impeded this proceeding, the Department relied on 
facts available.\7\ Additionally, the Department finds that the PRC-
Wide entity failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its 
ability to comply with a request for information.\8\ Therefore, 
pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act, the Department used an adverse 
inference when selecting from among the facts otherwise available.\9\ 
Thus, the Department relied on AFA in order to determine a margin for 
the PRC-wide entity, pursuant to sections 776(a)(1), 776(a)(2)(A), (B), 
(C) and 776(b) of the Act.\10\
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    \6\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 78 FR 
72630, 72631 (December 3, 2013).
    \7\ See sections 776(a)(1) and (2)(A)-(C) of the Act.
    \8\ See section 776(b) of the Act.
    \9\ See also Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the 
Uruguay Round Agreements Act, H.R. Doc. No. 103-316, Vol. 1, at 870 
(1994).
    \10\ See the Preliminary Decision Memorandum at the sections 
pertaining to ``PRC-Wide Entity'' and ``Selection of Adverse Facts 
Available (``AFA'') Rate'' for a discussion of the AFA rate.
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    During the review, 23 companies for which a review was requested 
did not file a separate rate application or certification, nor did they 
file a no shipments certification.\11\ Accordingly, because these 
companies did not demonstrate their eligibility for a separate rate, 
the Department preliminarily determines that they are also part of the 
PRC-wide entity.
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    \11\ See the Preliminary Decision Memorandum at the sections 
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Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    On January 31, 2014, Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co., Ltd. and 
Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co., Ltd. filed no shipment 
certifications.\12\ On February 6, 2014, the Department sent inquiries 
to CBP to determine whether CBP entry data are consistent with Hangzhou 
Yingqing Material Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co., 
Ltd.'s no shipments certifications and received no information contrary 
to that statement from CBP. As such, we preliminarily determine that 
Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical 
Co., Ltd. had no shipments during the POR.\13\
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    \12\ See letter from Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co., Ltd., and 
Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co., Ltd., regarding, Resubmit No Sales 
Certification, dated January 31, 2014.
    \13\ See Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel 
Flat Products From Brazil: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 75 FR 65453, 65454 (October 25, 2010); 
Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Taiwan: 
Notice of Intent to Rescind Administrative Review, 74 FR 3559, 3560 
(January 21, 2009); and Certain In-Shell Raw Pistachios from Iran: 
Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 9292, 
9293 (February 20, 2008).
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    In addition, the Department finds that consistent with its 
announced refinement to its assessment practice in NME cases, it is 
appropriate not to rescind the review in part in this circumstance but, 
rather, to complete the review with respect to Hangzhou Yingqing 
Material Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co., Ltd., and 
issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the 
review.\14\
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    \14\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011) and the 
``Assessment Rates'' section, below.
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Act. We calculated constructed export prices and 
export prices in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because the 
PRC is a nonmarket economy within the meaning of section 771(18) of the 
Act, we calculated normal value in accordance with section 773(c) of 
the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, dated 
concurrently with these results and hereby adopted by this notice.\15\ 
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 http://iaaccess.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit 
(``CRU''), Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 
addition, parties can obtain a complete version of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum on the Internet at http://trade.gov/enforcement/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the 
electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.
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    \15\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Preliminary Results of Review

    Regarding the administrative review, the Department preliminarily 
determines that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist 
for the period October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013:

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                                                              average
                        Exporter                          dumping margin
                                                             (percent)
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Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. \16\....................           14.53
PRC-Wide Entity.........................................          187.25
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Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    The Department will disclose the calculations used in its analysis 
to parties in this review within five days of the date of publication 
of this notice.\17\
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    \16\ Shanghai Wells consists of Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd., 
and Hong Kong Wells Ltd.
    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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    Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the 
date of publication of these preliminary results of review in the 
Federal Register.\18\ Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited 
to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days 
after the time limit for filing case briefs.\19\ Parties who submit 
arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of 
the issue

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(2) a brief summary of the argument, not to exceed five pages, and (3) 
a table of authorities.\20\
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    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)-(2).
    \20\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c) and (d).
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    Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of 
publication of this notice.\21\ Hearing requests should contain the 
following information: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone 
number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to 
be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in 
the case and rebuttal briefs.\22\ If a party requests a hearing, the 
Department 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. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, 
and location of the hearing.
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    \21\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \22\ Id.
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    The Department intends to issue the final results of this review, 
including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any 
written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication 
of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review.\23\ The Department intends to issue assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final 
results of review.
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    \23\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b).
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    In these preliminary results, the Department applied the assessment 
rate calculation method adopted in Final Modification for Reviews, 
i.e., on the basis of monthly average-to-average comparisons using only 
the transactions associated with that importer with offsets being 
provided for non-dumped comparisons.\24\
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    \24\ See Antidumping Proceeding: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8103 (February 14, 
2012) (``Final Modification for Reviews'').
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    Where the respondent reported reliable entered values, we 
calculated importer- (or customer) specific ad valorem rates by 
aggregating the dumping margins calculated for all U.S. sales to each 
importer (or customer) and dividing this amount by the total entered 
value of the sales to each importer (or customer).\25\ Where the 
Department calculated a weighted-average dumping margin by dividing the 
total amount of dumping for reviewed sales to that party by the total 
sales quantity associated with those transactions, the Department will 
direct CBP to assess importer-specific assessment rates based on the 
resulting per-unit rates.\26\ Where an importer- (or customer-) 
specific ad valorem or per-unit rate is greater than de minimis, the 
Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the 
time of liquidation.\27\ Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad 
valorem or per-unit rate is zero or de minimis, the Department will 
instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to 
antidumping duties.\28\
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    \25\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \26\ Id.
    \27\ Id.
    \28\ See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of these reviews for shipments of the 
subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by 
section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above, 
the cash deposit rate will be established in the final results of these 
reviews (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash 
deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed 
PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that received a separate 
rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will 
continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent 
period; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not 
been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate 
will be the PRC-wide rate of 187.25 percent; and (4) for all non-PRC 
exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own 
rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC 
exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter.
    These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect 
until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: October 31, 2014.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Attachment--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

    1. Background
    2. Respondent Selection
    3. Scope of the Order
    4. Affiliations
    5. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
    6. PRC-Wide Entity
    7. NME Country Status
    8. Separate Rates
    9. Separate Rates Recipients
    10. Application of Facts Available and Use of Adverse Inference
    11. Application of Total AFA to the PRC-Wide Entity
    12. Selection of AFA Rate
    13. Corroboration of Information
    14. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Data
    15. Surrogate Country
    16. Date of Sale
    17. Determination of Comparison Method
    18. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis
    19. U.S. Price
    20. Value-Added Tax
    21. Normal Value
    22. Factor Valuations
    23. Company Specific Issues
    24. Currency Conversion
    25. Conclusion

[FR Doc. 2014-26277 Filed 11-4-14; 8:45 a.m.]
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