Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013, 12803-12804 [2015-05562]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 47 / Wednesday, March 11, 2015 / Notices 12803 Public Law 103–465, Public Law 106–36 and Public Law 108–429 (‘‘the Act’’). producers who request a supplement to their allocation. merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive.1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carole Showers, Director, Office of Policy Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. Dated: February 25, 2015. Nikolao Pula, Director of Office of Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior. Methodology Supriya Kumar, Subsidies Enforcement Office; phone number: (202) 482–3530; fax number: (202) 501–7952; and email address: Supriya.Kumar@trade.gov. Pursuant to the Act, the Departments of the Interior and Commerce (‘‘the Departments’’) share responsibility for the allocation of duty exemptions among program producers in the United States territories of Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands. In accordance with Section 303.3(a) of the regulations (15 CFR 303.3(a)), the total quantity of duty-free insular watches and watch movements for calendar year 2013 is 1,866,000 units for the USVI. This amount was established in Changes in Watch, Watch Movement and Jewelry Program for the U.S. Insular Possessions, 65 FR 8048 (February 17, 2000). There are currently no program producers in Guam, American Samoa or the Northern Mariana Islands. The criteria for the calculation of the calendar year 2015 duty-exemption allocations among program producers within a particular territory are set forth in Section 303.14 of the regulations (15 CFR 303.14). The Departments have verified and, where appropriate, adjusted the data submitted in application form ITA–334P by USVI program producers and have inspected these producers’ operations in accordance with Section 303.5 of the regulations (15 CFR 303.5). In calendar year 2014, USVI program producers shipped 76,809 watches and watch movements into the customs territory of the United States under the Act. The dollar amount of corporate income taxes paid by USVI program producers during calendar year 2014, and the creditable wages and benefits paid by these producers during calendar year 2014 to residents of the territory was a combined total of $ 1,605,981. The calendar year 2015 USVI annual duty exemption allocations, based on the data verified by the Departments, are as follows: Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Program producer Annual allocation Belair Quartz, Inc. ................. 500,000 The balance of the units allocated to the USVI is available for new entrants into the program or existing program VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Mar 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2015–05313 Filed 3–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P; 4310–93–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–869] Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012–2013 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 large residential washers from the Republic of Korea (Korea). The period of review (POR) is June 5, 2012, through December 31, 2013. We preliminarily determine that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung) and Daewoo Electronics Corporation (Daewoo) received countervailable subsidies during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: March 11, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman, Office VII, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0486. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are all large residential washers and certain subassemblies thereof from Korea. The products are currently classifiable under subheadings 8450.20.0040 and 8450.20.0080 of the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department is conducting this CVD 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 determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.2 For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, including our reliance, in part, on adverse facts available pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 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).4 ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision 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. Preliminary Results of Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the countervailable subsidy rates for the mandatory respondents to be: 1 For a full description of the scope, see the Department Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Large Residential Washers from the Republic of Korea’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with these results and hereby adopted by this notice. 2 See sections 771(5)(B)and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and, section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 3 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found as an appendix to this notice. 4 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 (ACCESS). The Web site location 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\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 12804 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 47 / Wednesday, March 11, 2015 / Notices Company the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after issuance of these 34.77 preliminary results. Subsidy rate (percent) Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Daewoo Electronics Corporation ........................................ 81.91 Disclosure and Public Comment Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.5 Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs, as well as request a hearing.6 Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.7 Rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs.8 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs 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.9 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must do so within 30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.10 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.11 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Issues addressed at the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.12 All briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically and received successfully in their entirety through ACCESS 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, we intend to issue the final results of this administrative review, including 5 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 6 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)–(d), 19 CFR 351.310(c). 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii) and 351.309(d)(l). 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2). 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 10 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 11 See 19 CFR 351.310. 12 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Mar 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirement In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we assigned a subsidy rate for each producer/exporter subject to this administrative review. Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and 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 days after publication of the final results of review. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, the Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated CVDs, in the amounts shown above for each of the respective companies shown above, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most-recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: March 2, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences V. Analysis of Programs VI. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2015–05562 Filed 3–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–829] Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From India Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on prestressed concrete steel wire strand (‘‘PC Strand’’) from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: March 11, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mandy Mallott, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6430. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 3, 2014, the Department initiated the second sunset review of the Order 1 pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’).2 On November 17, 2014, the Department received a timely notification of intent to participate from Insteel Wire Products Company and Sumiden Wire Products Corporation (collectively, ‘‘domestic parties’’ or ‘‘Petitioners’’), filed in accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). On December 3, 2014, the Department received a substantive response from Petitioners, timely filed in accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) and section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act, when there are inadequate responses from respondent interested parties, the Department will conduct an expedited sunset review and, not later than 120 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of the notice of initiation, issue final results of review based on the facts available. The Department did not receive a substantive response from the 1 See Countervailing Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From India, 69 FR 5319 (February 4, 2004) (‘‘Order’’) 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 79 FR 65186 (November 3, 2014). Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 47 (Wednesday, March 11, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-869]


Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary 
Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013

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 large 
residential washers from the Republic of Korea (Korea). The period of 
review (POR) is June 5, 2012, through December 31, 2013. We 
preliminarily determine that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung) 
and Daewoo Electronics Corporation (Daewoo) received countervailable 
subsidies during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on 
these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective Date: March 11, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman, Office VII, AD/CVD 
Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0486.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are all large residential washers 
and certain subassemblies thereof from Korea. The products are 
currently classifiable under subheadings 8450.20.0040 and 8450.20.0080 
of the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS). Products 
subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 
8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this 
scope is dispositive.\1\
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    \1\ For a full description of the scope, see the Department 
Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Large Residential 
Washers from the Republic of Korea'' (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum), dated concurrently with these results and hereby 
adopted by this notice.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this CVD 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 determine 
that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an 
``authority'' that confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the 
subsidy is specific.\2\ For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our preliminary conclusions, including our reliance, in 
part, on adverse facts available pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of 
the Act, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\3\ 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).\4\ ACCESS is available 
to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all 
parties in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department 
of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Preliminary Decision 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\ See sections 771(5)(B)and (D) of the Act regarding financial 
contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and, 
section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
    \3\ A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be found as an appendix to this notice.
    \4\ 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 (ACCESS). The Web site 
location 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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Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the 
countervailable subsidy rates for the mandatory respondents to be:

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                          Company                                rate
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd...............................        34.77
Daewoo Electronics Corporation.............................        81.91
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the 
calculations performed in connection with this preliminary 
determination within five days of publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register.\5\ Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal 
briefs, as well as request a hearing.\6\ Interested parties may submit 
written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the 
preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five 
days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\7\ Rebuttal briefs 
must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs.\8\ Parties who 
submit case or rebuttal briefs 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.\9\
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)-(d), 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii) and 351.309(d)(l).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2).
    \9\ 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 do so within 30 days of publication of these 
preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
using Enforcement and Compliance's ACCESS system.\10\ 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.\11\ Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing. Issues addressed at the 
hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.\12\ All briefs 
and hearing requests must be filed electronically and received 
successfully in their entirety through ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time 
on the due date.
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    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 issuance of these 
preliminary results.

Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirement

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

    Dated: March 2, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
V. Analysis of Programs
VI. Conclusion

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