Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review in Part; 2012, 859-862 [2015-00037]

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) 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 the mandatory respondents Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited (Fine Furniture) and The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (Lizhong) (also known as ‘‘Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd.’’) received countervailable subsidies during the POR. We also intend to rescind the review of one company, Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd. (Changzhou), which timely certified that it had 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: January 7, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg or Joshua Morris, 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) 482–1785 or (202) 482– 1779, respectively. AGENCY: Scope of the Order Multilayered wood flooring is composed of an assembly of two or E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 860 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 4 / Wednesday, January 7, 2015 / Notices more layers or plies of wood veneer(s) 1 in combination with a core. Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under the following subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): 4412.31.0520; 4412.31.0540; 4412.31.0560; 4412.31.2510; 4412.31.2520; 4412.31.4040; 4412.31.4050; 4412.31.4060; 4412.31.4070; 4412.31.5125; 4412.31.5135; 4412.31.5155; 4412.31.5165; 4412.31.6000; 4412.31.9100; 4412.32.0520; 4412.32.0540; 4412.32.0560; 4412.32.2510; 4412.32.2520; 4412.32.3125; 4412.32.3135; 4412.32.3155; 4412.32.3165; 4412.32.3175; 4412.32.3185; 4412.32.5600; 4412.39.1000; 4412.39.3000; 4412.39.4011; 4412.39.4012; 4412.39.4019; 4412.39.4031; 4412.39.4032; 4412.39.4039; 4412.39.4051; 4412.39.4052; 4412.39.4059; 4412.39.4061; 4412.39.4062; 4412.39.4069; 4412.39.5010; 4412.39.5030; 4412.39.5050; 4412.94.1030; 4412.94.1050; 4412.94.3105; 4412.94.3111; 4412.94.3121; 4412.94.3131; 4412.94.3141; 4412.94.3160; 4412.94.3171; 4412.94.4100; 4412.94.5100; 4412.94.6000; 4412.94.7000; 4412.94.8000; 4412.94.9000; 4412.94.9500; 4412.99.0600; 4412.99.1020; 4412.99.1030; 4412.99.1040; 4412.99.3110; 4412.99.3120; 4412.99.3130; 4412.99.3140; 4412.99.3150; 4412.99.3160; 4412.99.3170; 4412.99.4100; 4412.99.5100; 4412.99.5710; 4412.99.6000; 4412.99.7000; 4412.99.8000; 4412.99.9000; 4412.99.9500; 4418.71.2000; 4418.71.9000; 4418.72.2000; and 4418.72.9500. While HTSUS subheadings 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 from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision 1 A ‘‘veneer’’ is a thin slice of wood, rotary cut, sliced or sawed from a log, bolt or flitch. Veneer is referred to as a ply when assembled. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:01 Jan 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 (ACCESS).2 ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, in Part On April 4, 2014, we received a timely filed no-shipment certification from Changzhou. Because there is no evidence on the record to indicate that this company had entries of subject merchandise during the POR, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we intend to rescind the review with respect to Changzhou. A final decision regarding whether to rescind the review of this company will be made in the final results of this review. Methodology We have 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 find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.3 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum. We were not able to make a preliminary determination concerning the countervailability of certain programs because we require additional 2 On November 24, 2014, Enforcement and Compliance changed the name of Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’) to AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’). The Web site location was changed from http:// iaaccess.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be found at 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014). 3 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. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information.4 We intend to seek that information prior to our final results and issue a post-preliminary decision reflecting our review and analysis of that information. Preliminary Results of the Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated a countervailable subsidy rate for each of the mandatory respondents, Fine Furniture and Lizhong. For the non-selected respondents, we have followed the Department’s practice, which is to base the subsidy rates on an average of the subsidy rates calculated for those companies selected for individual review, excluding de minimis rates or rates based entirely on adverse facts available.5 We have preliminarily assigned to the nonselected respondents the simple average of the rates calculated for Fine Furniture and Lizhong. We have used a simple average rather than a weighted average due to inconsistent units of measure in the publicly ranged quantity and value data. We preliminarily find the countervailable subsidy rates for the producers/exporters under review to be as follows: Producer/exporter Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd (aka The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai); Linyi Youyou Wood Co., Ltd ................... Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited; Great Wood (Tonghua) Limited; FF Plantation (Shishou) Limited .................................... A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd ..................................... Anhui Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd ............................. Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd ............ Baishan Huafeng Wood Product Co., Ltd ................ Baiying Furniture Manufacturer Co., Ltd ..................... Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd ........ Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industrial Co., Ltd ............................. Net subsidy rate (percent) 0.95 0.99 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 4 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at ‘‘Analysis of Programs—II. Programs For Which More Information Is Required.’’ 5 See, e.g., Certain Pasta From Italy: Preliminary Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 18806, 18811 (April 13, 2010), unchanged in Certain Pasta from Italy: Final Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 37386 (June 29, 2010). E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 4 / Wednesday, January 7, 2015 / Notices rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Producer/exporter Net subsidy rate (percent) Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd ............................. Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd Dalien Huade Wood Product Co., Ltd ............................. Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd .............. Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................ Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................ Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd ...................... Dalian T-Boom Wood Products Co., Ltd ...................... Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics, LLC ...................... Dun Hua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................. Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................. Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd ..... Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd ............... Dunhua Sentai Wood Co., Ltd ..................................... Dunhua Shengda Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................. Fu Lik Timber (HK) Co., Ltd Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd .................. Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd ................ GTP International Ltd ........... Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd .................. Guangzhou Homebon Timber Manufacturing Co., Ltd Guangzhou Panyu Kangda Board Co., Ltd ................... Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd ...................... HaiLin XinCheng Wooden Products, Ltd ..................... Hangzhou Dazhuang Floor Co., Ltd (dba Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd) .......... Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd ..................................... Hangzhou Zhengtian Industrial Co., Ltd ...................... Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd .......... Hunchun Xingjia Wooden Flooring Inc ....................... Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd ............................. Huzhou Fulinmen Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd ..................... Huzhou Fuma Wood Co., Ltd Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd Huzhou Ruifeng Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd ............................. Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co., Ltd ................... Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd ..................................... Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd ..................................... Jiangsu Simba Flooring Co., Ltd ..................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:01 Jan 06, 2015 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 Jkt 235001 Net subsidy rate (percent) Producer/exporter Jiashan Hui Jia Le Decoration Material Co., Ltd ........ Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., Ltd .... Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd ........................ Karly Wood Product Limited Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd ............ Linyi Anying Wood Co., Ltd .. Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd ................... Mudanjiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................. Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd ................ Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry Co., Ltd .................. Power Dekor Group Co., Ltd Riverside Plywood Corporation .................................... Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited ......... Samling Riverside Co., Ltd ... Shanghai Anxin (Weiguang) Timber Co., Ltd ................. Shanghai Eswell Timber Co., Ltd ..................................... Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd ............................. Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd ............................. Shanghai Shenlin Corporation .................................... Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd ........................ Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd ................. Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co. Ltd .............................. Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd ............................. Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd ..................................... Yekalon Industry, Inc ............ Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co., Ltd ..... Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry ................................ Zhejiang Anji Xinfeng Bamboo and Wood Co., Ltd .... Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd ..................................... Zhejiang Dadongwu Green Home Wood Co., Ltd ........ Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................. Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd .................. Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Co., Ltd ............................. Zhejiang Fuma Warm Technology Co., Ltd .................. Zhejiang Haoyun Wooden Co., Ltd ............................. Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd ............................. Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd ..................................... Zhejiang Tianzhen Bamboo & Wood Development Co., Ltd ..................................... PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 861 Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties in this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of public announcement of these preliminary results.6 As a result of the Department’s intention to release a post-preliminary analysis memorandum, interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) on the preliminary results and the post-preliminary analysis memorandum no later than one week after the issuance of the postpreliminary analysis memorandum, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.7 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) A 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.8 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 the Department receives a request for a hearing, 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.9 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 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 intend to 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 publication of these preliminary results. Assessment Rates Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, upon issuance of the final 0.97 results, the Department shall determine, 0.97 0.97 6 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 8 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 9 See 19 CFR 351.310. 7 See 0.97 E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 862 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 4 / Wednesday, January 7, 2015 / Notices and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements Also in accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, the Department intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown above for each of the respective companies listed above. 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. 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: December 30, 2014. Paul Piquado, 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. Intent to Partially Rescind Administrative Review 5. Subsidies Valuation Information 6. Analysis of Programs 7. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–00037 Filed 1–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–863] Honey 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: In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is December 1, 2012, through November 30, 2013. As discussed below, during rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:01 Jan 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 the review, because the single mandatory respondent, Kunshan Xinlong Food Co., Ltd. (‘‘Kunshan Xinlong’’), did not cooperate, the Department preliminarily determines to treat this company as part of the PRCwide entity. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of review, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the POR. DATES: Effective Date: January 7, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik, 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) 482–6905. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 3, 2014, the Department initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty Order 1 on honey from the PRC.2 On February 28, 2014, Petitioners 3 withdrew their request for an administrative review for all companies under review except Kunshan Xinlong.4 Scope of the Order The products covered by the Order are natural honey, artificial honey containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight, preparations of natural honey containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight and flavored honey. The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheadings 0409.00.00, 1702.90.90, 2106.90.99, 0409.00.0010, 0409.00.0035, 0409.00.0005, 0409.00.0045, 0409.00.0056, and 0409.00.0065 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise under the order is dispositive.5 1 See Notice Of Antidumping Duty Order and Amendment to Final Determination: Honey from the People’s Republic of China, 66 FR 59026 (December 10, 2001) (‘‘Order’’). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 79 FR 6147 (February 3, 2014) (‘‘Initiation’’). 3 Petitioners are: American Honey Producers Association and Sioux Honey Association. 4 See Letter from Petitioners re: ‘‘Petitioners’ Partial Withdrawal of Request for 12th Administrative Review,’’ dated February 28, 2014. 5 For the complete description of the scope of the Order, see ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Methodology The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). In making our findings, we have relied on facts available, and because the single mandatory respondent, Kunshan Xinlong, which we preliminarily are treating as part of the PRC-wide entity, did not act to the best of its ability to respond to the Department’s requests for information, we have drawn an adverse inference in selecting from among the facts otherwise available.6 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. 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 (‘‘ACCESS’’).7 ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.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 We preliminarily determine that the following antidumping duty margin exists: Preliminary Results of the 2012–2013 Administrative Review: Honey from the People’s Republic of China,’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’), dated concurrently with this notice. 6 See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. 7 On November 24, 2014, Enforcement and Compliance changed the name of Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’) to AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’). The Web site location was changed from http:// iaaccess.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be found at 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014). E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-971]


Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and 
Intent To Rescind the Review in Part; 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 (CVD) order on 
multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) 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 the mandatory respondents 
Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited (Fine Furniture) and The Lizhong Wood 
Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (Lizhong) (also known as 
``Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd.'') received countervailable 
subsidies during the POR. We also intend to rescind the review of one 
company, Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd. (Changzhou), which timely 
certified that it had 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: January 7, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg or Joshua Morris, 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-
1785 or (202) 482-1779, respectively.

Scope of the Order

    Multilayered wood flooring is composed of an assembly of two or

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more layers or plies of wood veneer(s) \1\ in combination with a core. 
Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under the following 
subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS): 4412.31.0520; 4412.31.0540; 4412.31.0560; 4412.31.2510; 
4412.31.2520; 4412.31.4040; 4412.31.4050; 4412.31.4060; 4412.31.4070; 
4412.31.5125; 4412.31.5135; 4412.31.5155; 4412.31.5165; 4412.31.6000; 
4412.31.9100; 4412.32.0520; 4412.32.0540; 4412.32.0560; 4412.32.2510; 
4412.32.2520; 4412.32.3125; 4412.32.3135; 4412.32.3155; 4412.32.3165; 
4412.32.3175; 4412.32.3185; 4412.32.5600; 4412.39.1000; 4412.39.3000; 
4412.39.4011; 4412.39.4012; 4412.39.4019; 4412.39.4031; 4412.39.4032; 
4412.39.4039; 4412.39.4051; 4412.39.4052; 4412.39.4059; 4412.39.4061; 
4412.39.4062; 4412.39.4069; 4412.39.5010; 4412.39.5030; 4412.39.5050; 
4412.94.1030; 4412.94.1050; 4412.94.3105; 4412.94.3111; 4412.94.3121; 
4412.94.3131; 4412.94.3141; 4412.94.3160; 4412.94.3171; 4412.94.4100; 
4412.94.5100; 4412.94.6000; 4412.94.7000; 4412.94.8000; 4412.94.9000; 
4412.94.9500; 4412.99.0600; 4412.99.1020; 4412.99.1030; 4412.99.1040; 
4412.99.3110; 4412.99.3120; 4412.99.3130; 4412.99.3140; 4412.99.3150; 
4412.99.3160; 4412.99.3170; 4412.99.4100; 4412.99.5100; 4412.99.5710; 
4412.99.6000; 4412.99.7000; 4412.99.8000; 4412.99.9000; 4412.99.9500; 
4418.71.2000; 4418.71.9000; 4418.72.2000; and 4418.72.9500.
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    \1\ A ``veneer'' is a thin slice of wood, rotary cut, sliced or 
sawed from a log, bolt or flitch. Veneer is referred to as a ply 
when assembled.
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    While HTSUS subheadings 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 from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Decision 
Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring 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 (ACCESS).\2\ 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and 
in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department building. 
In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/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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    \2\ On November 24, 2014, Enforcement and Compliance changed the 
name of Enforcement and Compliance's AD and CVD Centralized 
Electronic Service System (``IA ACCESS'') to AD and CVD Centralized 
Electronic Service System (``ACCESS''). The Web site location was 
changed from http://iaaccess.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. 
The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be 
found at 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014).
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Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, in Part

    On April 4, 2014, we received a timely filed no-shipment 
certification from Changzhou. Because there is no evidence on the 
record to indicate that this company had entries of subject merchandise 
during the POR, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we intend to rescind 
the review with respect to Changzhou. A final decision regarding 
whether to rescind the review of this company will be made in the final 
results of this review.

Methodology

    We have 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 find 
that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial 
contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that 
the subsidy is specific.\3\ For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \3\ 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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    We were not able to make a preliminary determination concerning the 
countervailability of certain programs because we require additional 
information.\4\ We intend to seek that information prior to our final 
results and issue a post-preliminary decision reflecting our review and 
analysis of that information.
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    \4\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at ``Analysis of 
Programs--II. Programs For Which More Information Is Required.''
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Preliminary Results of the Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated a 
countervailable subsidy rate for each of the mandatory respondents, 
Fine Furniture and Lizhong.
    For the non-selected respondents, we have followed the Department's 
practice, which is to base the subsidy rates on an average of the 
subsidy rates calculated for those companies selected for individual 
review, excluding de minimis rates or rates based entirely on adverse 
facts available.\5\ We have preliminarily assigned to the non-selected 
respondents the simple average of the rates calculated for Fine 
Furniture and Lizhong. We have used a simple average rather than a 
weighted average due to inconsistent units of measure in the publicly 
ranged quantity and value data.
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    \5\ See, e.g., Certain Pasta From Italy: Preliminary Results of 
the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 
18806, 18811 (April 13, 2010), unchanged in Certain Pasta from 
Italy: Final Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review, 75 FR 37386 (June 29, 2010).
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    We preliminarily find the countervailable subsidy rates for the 
producers/exporters under review to be as follows:

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                                                            Net subsidy
                    Producer/exporter                     rate (percent)
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Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd (aka The Lizhong            0.95
 Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai); Linyi
 Youyou Wood Co., Ltd...................................
Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited; Great Wood (Tonghua)             0.99
 Limited; FF Plantation (Shishou) Limited...............
A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd...........................            0.97
Anhui Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd.......................            0.97
Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd..............            0.97
Baishan Huafeng Wood Product Co., Ltd...................            0.97
Baiying Furniture Manufacturer Co., Ltd.................            0.97
Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd..........            0.97
Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu            0.97
 Wood Industrial Co., Ltd...............................

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Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd.....................            0.97
Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd..............................            0.97
Dalien Huade Wood Product Co., Ltd......................            0.97
Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd.................            0.97
Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd...................            0.97
Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd....................            0.97
Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd.................            0.97
Dalian T-Boom Wood Products Co., Ltd....................            0.97
Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics, LLC....................            0.97
Dun Hua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd...............            0.97
Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd................            0.97
Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd.............            0.97
Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd..............            0.97
Dunhua Sentai Wood Co., Ltd.............................            0.97
Dunhua Shengda Wood Industry Co., Ltd...................            0.97
Fu Lik Timber (HK) Co., Ltd.............................            0.97
Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd....................            0.97
Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd..................            0.97
GTP International Ltd...................................            0.97
Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd................            0.97
Guangzhou Homebon Timber Manufacturing Co., Ltd.........            0.97
Guangzhou Panyu Kangda Board Co., Ltd...................            0.97
Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd..................            0.97
HaiLin XinCheng Wooden Products, Ltd....................            0.97
Hangzhou Dazhuang Floor Co., Ltd (dba Dasso Industrial              0.97
 Group Co., Ltd)........................................
Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd.............................            0.97
Hangzhou Zhengtian Industrial Co., Ltd..................            0.97
Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd............            0.97
Hunchun Xingjia Wooden Flooring Inc.....................            0.97
Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd..........................            0.97
Huzhou Fulinmen Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd....................            0.97
Huzhou Fuma Wood Co., Ltd...............................            0.97
Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd...............................            0.97
Huzhou Ruifeng Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.....................            0.97
Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co., Ltd.....................            0.97
Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd..........................            0.97
Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd........            0.97
Jiangsu Simba Flooring Co., Ltd.........................            0.97
Jiashan Hui Jia Le Decoration Material Co., Ltd.........            0.97
Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., Ltd...            0.97
Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd..................            0.97
Karly Wood Product Limited..............................            0.97
Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.................            0.97
Linyi Anying Wood Co., Ltd..............................            0.97
Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd..............            0.97
Mudanjiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd.................            0.97
Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd...........            0.97
Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry Co., Ltd................            0.97
Power Dekor Group Co., Ltd..............................            0.97
Riverside Plywood Corporation...........................            0.97
Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited.........            0.97
Samling Riverside Co., Ltd..............................            0.97
Shanghai Anxin (Weiguang) Timber Co., Ltd...............            0.97
Shanghai Eswell Timber Co., Ltd.........................            0.97
Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd.........................            0.97
Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd.........................            0.97
Shanghai Shenlin Corporation............................            0.97
Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd.....................            0.97
Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd......................            0.97
Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.......................            0.97
Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd........................            0.97
Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd............................            0.97
Yekalon Industry, Inc...................................            0.97
Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co., Ltd..........            0.97
Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry........................            0.97
Zhejiang Anji Xinfeng Bamboo and Wood Co., Ltd..........            0.97
Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd...........................            0.97
Zhejiang Dadongwu Green Home Wood Co., Ltd..............            0.97
Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd.................            0.97
Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd................            0.97
Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Co., Ltd........................            0.97
Zhejiang Fuma Warm Technology Co., Ltd..................            0.97
Zhejiang Haoyun Wooden Co., Ltd.........................            0.97
Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd.....................            0.97
Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd.........................            0.97
Zhejiang Tianzhen Bamboo & Wood Development Co., Ltd....            0.97
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose to parties in this proceeding the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the 
date of public announcement of these preliminary results.\6\ As a 
result of the Department's intention to release a post-preliminary 
analysis memorandum, interested parties may submit written comments 
(case briefs) on the preliminary results and the post-preliminary 
analysis memorandum no later than one week after the issuance of the 
post-preliminary analysis memorandum, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal 
briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case 
briefs.\7\ 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) A statement of 
the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate 
if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce 
within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\8\ 
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 the Department receives a request for a hearing, 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.\9\ 
Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the 
hearing.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Parties are reminded that briefs and hearing requests are to be 
filed electronically using 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 intend to 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 publication of 
these preliminary results.

Assessment Rates

    Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, upon issuance of the 
final results, the Department shall determine,

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

Cash Deposit Requirements

    Also in accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, the 
Department intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of 
estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown above for each of 
the respective companies listed above. 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. 
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: December 30, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
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. Intent to Partially Rescind Administrative Review
5. Subsidies Valuation Information
6. Analysis of Programs
7. Recommendation

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