Certain Uncoated Paper From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 36968-36970 [2015-15891]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 36968 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 124 / Monday, June 29, 2015 / Notices sites: Site 1 (524 acres)—Red River Commerce Park located approximately 18 miles west of Texarkana and the Texas-Arkansas border in Bowie County; and, Site 2 (160 acres)—City of Nash Industrial Park located approximately 15 miles west of Texarkana and the Texas-Arkansas border in Bowie County. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be a portion of Bowie County, Texas, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is adjacent to the Shreveport-Bossier City Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone to include all of the existing sites as ‘‘magnet’’ sites. The ASF allows for the possible exemption of one magnet site from the ‘‘sunset’’ time limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and the applicant proposes that Site 1 be so exempted. No subzones/usage-driven sites are being requested at this time. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Camille Evans of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the FTZ Board. 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 August 28, 2015. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to September 14, 2015. A copy of the application 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 Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@trade.gov or (202) 482– 2350. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–11–2015] Foreign-Trade Zone 168—Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Authorization of Production Activity; Samsung Electronics America, Inc.; (Kitting of Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers); Coppell, Texas On February 20, 2015, the Metroplex International Trade Development Corporation, grantee of FTZ 168, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board on behalf of Samsung Electronics America, Inc, within Site 9, in Coppell, Texas. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (80 FR 10456, 2–26– 2015). The FTZ Board has determined that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification is authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: June 22, 2015. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–15795 Filed 6–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P International Trade Administration [C–570–023] Certain Uncoated Paper From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination [FR Doc. 2015–15797 Filed 6–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Jun 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 Patricia Tran or Joy Zhang, Office III, 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) 482–1503 and (202) 482–1168, respectively. Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty (CVD) Determination With Final Antidumping Duty (AD) Determination On the same day that the Department initiated this CVD investigation, the Department also initiated a CVD investigation of uncoated paper from Indonesia and AD investigations of uncoated paper from Australia, Brazil, the PRC, Indonesia, and Portugal.1 The AD and CVD investigations cover the same merchandise. On June 17, 2015, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4)(i), Petitioners 2 requested alignment of the final CVD determination with the final AD determination of uncoated paper from the PRC.3 Therefore, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4)(i), we are aligning the final CVD determination with the final AD determination. Consequently, the final CVD determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than November 2, 2015, unless postponed. Scope of the Investigation DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The period of investigation is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. Dated: June 22, 2015. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AGENCY: PO 00000 Effective Date: June 29, 2015. Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The product covered by this investigation is uncoated paper from the PRC. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix 1 to this notice. Methodology The Department is conducting this CVD investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Issues and Decision 1 See Certain Uncoated Paper From the People’s Republic of China and Indonesia: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 80 FR 8598 (February 18, 2015); and Certain Uncoated Paper From Australia, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, and Portugal: Initiation of LessThan-Fair-Value Investigations, 80 FR 8608 (February 18, 2015). 2 Petitioners are United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union; Domtar Corporation; Finch Paper LLC; P.H. Glatfelter Company; and Packaging Corporation of America (collectively, Petitioners). 3 See Letter from Petitioners regarding ‘‘Certain Uncoated Paper from People’s Republic of China: Request for Alignment’’ (June 17, 2015). E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 124 / Monday, June 29, 2015 / Notices Memorandum.4 The Preliminary Issues and 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). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed Preliminary Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. For this preliminary determination, we have relied on facts available for Sun Paper (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (Sun Paper HK) and Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd. (Shandong Sun Paper) (collectively Sun Paper), and UPM Changshu (UPM), mandatory respondents, because the companies did not act to the best of their ability and respond to the Department’s requests for information. Further, we have drawn an adverse inference in selecting from among the facts otherwise available to calculate the ad valorem rate for Sun Paper and UPM.5 We have also relied on facts available, with adverse inferences, with respect to certain information requested of the Government of China. For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Department’s analysis of program usage by Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Omya Minerals Co., Ltd. (AS Omya), Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp & Paper Co., and Greenpoint Global Trading (Macao Commercial Offshore) Limted (Greenpoint) (collectively, the Asia Symbol Companies), a mandatory respondent, is also contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Determination and Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, we calculated a CVD rate for each individually 4 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance regarding ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Uncoated Ppaer from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Issues and Decision Memorandum). 5 See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Jun 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 investigated producer/exporter of the subject merchandise. For companies not individually investigated, we calculated an all others rate as described below. We preliminarily determine the estimated countervailable subsidy rates to be: Subsidy rate (percent) Company Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Omya Minerals Co., Ltd. (AS Omya), Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp & Paper Co., and Greenpoint Global Trading (Macao Commercial Offshore) Limted (Greenpoint) (collectively, the Asia Symbol Companies) .................................. Sun Paper (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (Sun Paper HK) and Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd. (Shandong Sun Paper) (collectively Sun Paper) .... UPM Changshu (UPM) ......... All Others .............................. 5.82 126.42 126.42 5.82 We are directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of all entries of uncoated paper from the PRC that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, and to require a cash deposit for such entries of the merchandise in the amounts indicated above. In accordance with sections 703(d) and 705(c)(5)(A)(i) of the Act, for companies not investigated, we apply an estimated ‘‘all-others’’ rate equal to the weighted average countervailable subsidy rates established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero and de minimis countervailable subsidy rates, and any rates determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. Thus, pursuant to the statute, we set the all others rate equal to the net subsidy rate of the Asia Symbol Companies. Verification As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, we intend to verify the information submitted by the respondents prior to making our final determination. 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 its public announcement.6 Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs. For a schedule of the 6 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.224(b). Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36969 deadlines for filing case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and hearing requests, see the Preliminary Issues and Decision Memorandum. U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of our determination. In addition, we are making available to the ITC all nonprivileged and non-proprietary information relating to this investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or under an administrative protective order, without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. In accordance with section 705(b)(2) of the Act, if our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination within 45 days after the Department makes its final determination. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: June 22, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix 1—Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by these investigations includes uncoated paper in sheet form; weighing at least 40 grams per square meter but not more than 150 grams per square meter; that either is a white paper with a GE brightness level 7 of 85 or higher or is a colored paper; whether or not surfacedecorated, printed (except as described below), embossed, perforated, or punched; irrespective of the smoothness of the surface; and irrespective of dimensions (Certain Uncoated Paper). Certain Uncoated Paper includes (a) uncoated free sheet paper that meets this scope definition; (b) uncoated groundwood paper produced from bleached chemithermo-mechanical pulp (BCTMP) that meets this scope definition; and (c) any other uncoated paper that meets this scope definition regardless of the type of pulp used to produce the paper. 7 One of the key measurements of any grade of paper is brightness. Generally speaking, the brighter the paper the better the contrast between the paper and the ink. Brightness is measured using a GE Reflectance Scale, which measures the reflection of light off a grade of paper. One is the lowest reflection, or what would be given to a totally black grade, and 100 is the brightest measured grade. ‘‘Colored paper’’ as used in this scope definition means a paper with a hue other than white that reflects one of the primary colors of magenta, yellow, and cyan (red, yellow, and blue) or a combination of such primary colors. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 36970 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 124 / Monday, June 29, 2015 / Notices Specifically excluded from the scope are (1) paper printed with final content of printed text or graphics and (2) lined paper products, typically school supplies, composed of paper that incorporates straight horizontal and/or vertical lines that would make the paper unsuitable for copying or printing purposes. Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) categories 4802.56.1000, 4802.56.2000, 4802.56.3000, 4802.56.4000, 4802.56.6000, 4802.56.7020, 4802.56.7040, 4802.57.1000, 4802.57.2000, 4802.57.3000, and 4802.57.4000. Some imports of subject merchandise may also be classified under 4802.62.1000, 4802.62.2000, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.5000, 4802.62.6020, 4802.62.6040, 4802.69.1000, 4802.69.2000, 4802.69.3000, 4811.90.8050 and 4811.90.9080. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigations is dispositive. Appendix 2—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Alignment IV. Scope Comments V. Scope of the Investigation VI. Injury Test VII. Application of Countervailing Duty Law to Imports from the PRC VIII. Subsidies Valuation IX. Benchmark and Discount Rates X. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences XI. Analysis of Programs XII. ITC Notification XIII. Disclosure and Public Comment XIV. Verification XV. Conclusion Appendix [FR Doc. 2015–15891 Filed 6–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–801] Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews; 2013–2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published its Preliminary Rescission for two new shipper reviews (‘‘NSRs’’) of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (‘‘Vietnam’’) on SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Jun 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 January 28, 2015.1 The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is August 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. As discussed below, we preliminarily found that the sales made by Nam Phuong Seafood Co., Ltd. (‘‘Nam Phuong’’) and NTACO Corporation (‘‘NTACO’’) were non-bona fide, and announced our preliminary intent to rescind their NSRs. For the final results of this review, we continue to find Nam Phuong’s and NTACO’s sales to be non-bona fide. Therefore, we are rescinding these two NSRs. DATES: Effective date June 29, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey (Nam Phuong) or Susan Pulongbarit (NTACO), AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2312 or (202) 482– 4031, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background As noted above, on January 28, 2015, the Department published the Preliminary Rescission of these NSRs. Thereafter, the Department extended the time period for issuing the final results to June 19, 2015.2 On February 27, 2015, the Department received case briefs from Nam Phuong and NTACO. On March 12, 2015, the Department received rebuttal briefs from the Catfish Farmers of America and individual U.S. catfish processors (‘‘Petitioners’’). Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is frozen fish fillets, including regular, shank, and strip fillets and portions thereof, whether or not breaded or marinated, of the species Pangasius Bocourti, Pangasius Hypophthalmus (also known as Pangasius Pangasius) and Pangasius Micronemus. These products are classifiable under tariff article codes 0304.29.6033, 0304.62.0020, 0305.59.0000, 0305.59.4000, 1604.19.2000, 1 See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Intent To Rescind Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews; 2013–2014, 80 FR 4544 (January 28, 2015) (‘‘Preliminary Rescission’’). 2 See Memorandum to Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, through James C. Doyle, Director, Office V, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, from Susan S. Pulongbarit, Senior International Trade Analyst, Office V, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, regarding Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews of Nam Phuong Seafood Co., Ltd. and NTACO Corporation, dated April 6, 2015. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1604.19.2100, 1604.19.3000, 1604.19.3100, 1604.19.4000, 1604.19.4100, 1604.19.5000, 1604.19.5100, 1604.19.6100 and 1604.19.8100 (Frozen Fish Fillets of the species Pangasius including basa and tra) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’).3 Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. For a full description of the scope, see ‘‘Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of New Shipper Review,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘I&D Memo’’). Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties are addressed in the I&D Memo, which is hereby adopted by this Notice.4 A list of the issues which parties raised is attached to this notice as an Appendix. The I&D Memo is a public document and is on file in the Central Records Unit (‘‘CRU’’), Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building, as well as electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and in the CRU. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memo can be accessed directly on the internet at http://trade.gov/ enforcement/frn/index.html. The signed I&D Memo and the electronic versions of the I&D Memo are identical in content. Bona Fide Analysis For the Preliminary Rescission, the Department analyzed the bona fides of 3 Until July 1, 2004, these products were classifiable under HTSUS 0304.20.6030 (Frozen Catfish Fillets), 0304.20.6096 (Frozen Fish Fillets, NESOI), 0304.20.6043 (Frozen Freshwater Fish Fillets) and 0304.20.6057 (Frozen Sole Fillets). Until February 1, 2007, these products were classifiable under HTSUS 0304.20.6033 (Frozen Fish Fillets of the species Pangasius, including basa and tra). On March 2, 2011, the Department added two HTSUS numbers at the request of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’): 1604.19.2000 and 1604 19.3000. On January 30, 2012, the Department added eight HTSUS numbers at the request of CBP: 0304.62.0020, 0305.59.0000, 1604.19.2100, 1604.19.3100, 1604.19.4100, 1604.19.5100, 1604.19.6100 and 1604.19.8100. 4 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews: Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,’’ dated June 19, 2015. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 124 (Monday, June 29, 2015)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-023]


Certain Uncoated Paper From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment 
of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily 
determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to 
producers and exporters of certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from 
the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of investigation is 
January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on this preliminary determination.

DATES: Effective Date: June 29, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Tran or Joy Zhang, Office 
III, 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-
1503 and (202) 482-1168, respectively.

Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty (CVD) Determination With Final 
Antidumping Duty (AD) Determination

    On the same day that the Department initiated this CVD 
investigation, the Department also initiated a CVD investigation of 
uncoated paper from Indonesia and AD investigations of uncoated paper 
from Australia, Brazil, the PRC, Indonesia, and Portugal.\1\ The AD and 
CVD investigations cover the same merchandise. On June 17, 2015, in 
accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act) and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4)(i), Petitioners \2\ requested 
alignment of the final CVD determination with the final AD 
determination of uncoated paper from the PRC.\3\ Therefore, in 
accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(4)(i), we are aligning the final CVD determination with the 
final AD determination. Consequently, the final CVD determination will 
be issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is 
currently scheduled to be issued no later than November 2, 2015, unless 
postponed.
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    \1\ See Certain Uncoated Paper From the People's Republic of 
China and Indonesia: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigations, 80 FR 8598 (February 18, 2015); and Certain Uncoated 
Paper From Australia, Brazil, the People's Republic of China, 
Indonesia, and Portugal: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigations, 80 FR 8608 (February 18, 2015).
    \2\ Petitioners are United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, 
Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers 
International Union; Domtar Corporation; Finch Paper LLC; P.H. 
Glatfelter Company; and Packaging Corporation of America 
(collectively, Petitioners).
    \3\ See Letter from Petitioners regarding ``Certain Uncoated 
Paper from People's Republic of China: Request for Alignment'' (June 
17, 2015).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is uncoated paper from 
the PRC. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, 
see Appendix 1 to this notice.

Methodology

    The Department is conducting this CVD investigation in accordance 
with section 701 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Issues and 
Decision

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Memorandum.\4\ The Preliminary Issues and 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). ACCESS is available to registered users at 
http://access.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. 
In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Issues and Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Issues and 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary 
Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \4\ See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance 
regarding ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in 
the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Uncoated Ppaer from 
the People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with this 
notice (Preliminary Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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    For this preliminary determination, we have relied on facts 
available for Sun Paper (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (Sun Paper HK) and 
Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd. (Shandong Sun Paper) 
(collectively Sun Paper), and UPM Changshu (UPM), mandatory 
respondents, because the companies did not act to the best of their 
ability and respond to the Department's requests for information. 
Further, we have drawn an adverse inference in selecting from among the 
facts otherwise available to calculate the ad valorem rate for Sun 
Paper and UPM.\5\ We have also relied on facts available, with adverse 
inferences, with respect to certain information requested of the 
Government of China. For further information, see ``Use of Facts 
Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences'' in the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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    \5\ See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act.
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    The Department's analysis of program usage by Asia Symbol 
(Guangdong) Omya Minerals Co., Ltd. (AS Omya), Asia Symbol (Shandong) 
Pulp & Paper Co., and Greenpoint Global Trading (Macao Commercial 
Offshore) Limted (Greenpoint) (collectively, the Asia Symbol 
Companies), a mandatory respondent, is also contained in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Determination and Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, we 
calculated a CVD rate for each individually investigated producer/
exporter of the subject merchandise. For companies not individually 
investigated, we calculated an all others rate as described below.
    We preliminarily determine the estimated countervailable subsidy 
rates to be:

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                         Company                             (percent)
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Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Omya Minerals Co., Ltd. (AS                 5.82
 Omya), Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp & Paper Co., and
 Greenpoint Global Trading (Macao Commercial Offshore)
 Limted (Greenpoint) (collectively, the Asia Symbol
 Companies).............................................
Sun Paper (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (Sun Paper HK) and                126.42
 Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd.
 (Shandong Sun Paper) (collectively Sun Paper)..........
UPM Changshu (UPM)......................................          126.42
All Others..............................................            5.82
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    We are directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
suspend liquidation of all entries of uncoated paper from the PRC that 
are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
the date of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, and 
to require a cash deposit for such entries of the merchandise in the 
amounts indicated above.
    In accordance with sections 703(d) and 705(c)(5)(A)(i) of the Act, 
for companies not investigated, we apply an estimated ``all-others'' 
rate equal to the weighted average countervailable subsidy rates 
established for exporters and producers individually investigated, 
excluding any zero and de minimis countervailable subsidy rates, and 
any rates determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. Thus, 
pursuant to the statute, we set the all others rate equal to the net 
subsidy rate of the Asia Symbol Companies.

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, we intend to verify 
the information submitted by the respondents prior to making our final 
determination.

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 its public announcement.\6\ 
Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs. For a schedule 
of the deadlines for filing case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and hearing 
requests, see the Preliminary Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification

    In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
ITC of our determination. In addition, we are making available to the 
ITC all non-privileged and non-proprietary information relating to this 
investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and 
business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC 
confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or 
under an administrative protective order, without the written consent 
of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
    In accordance with section 705(b)(2) of the Act, if our final 
determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination 
within 45 days after the Department makes its final determination.
    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: June 22, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix 1--Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by these investigations includes 
uncoated paper in sheet form; weighing at least 40 grams per square 
meter but not more than 150 grams per square meter; that either is a 
white paper with a GE brightness level \7\ of 85 or higher or is a 
colored paper; whether or not surface-decorated, printed (except as 
described below), embossed, perforated, or punched; irrespective of 
the smoothness of the surface; and irrespective of dimensions 
(Certain Uncoated Paper).
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    \7\ One of the key measurements of any grade of paper is 
brightness. Generally speaking, the brighter the paper the better 
the contrast between the paper and the ink. Brightness is measured 
using a GE Reflectance Scale, which measures the reflection of light 
off a grade of paper. One is the lowest reflection, or what would be 
given to a totally black grade, and 100 is the brightest measured 
grade. ``Colored paper'' as used in this scope definition means a 
paper with a hue other than white that reflects one of the primary 
colors of magenta, yellow, and cyan (red, yellow, and blue) or a 
combination of such primary colors.
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    Certain Uncoated Paper includes (a) uncoated free sheet paper 
that meets this scope definition; (b) uncoated groundwood paper 
produced from bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp (BCTMP) that 
meets this scope definition; and (c) any other uncoated paper that 
meets this scope definition regardless of the type of pulp used to 
produce the paper.

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    Specifically excluded from the scope are (1) paper printed with 
final content of printed text or graphics and (2) lined paper 
products, typically school supplies, composed of paper that 
incorporates straight horizontal and/or vertical lines that would 
make the paper unsuitable for copying or printing purposes.
    Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) categories 
4802.56.1000, 4802.56.2000, 4802.56.3000, 4802.56.4000, 
4802.56.6000, 4802.56.7020, 4802.56.7040, 4802.57.1000, 
4802.57.2000, 4802.57.3000, and 4802.57.4000. Some imports of 
subject merchandise may also be classified under 4802.62.1000, 
4802.62.2000, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.5000, 4802.62.6020, 
4802.62.6040, 4802.69.1000, 4802.69.2000, 4802.69.3000, 4811.90.8050 
and 4811.90.9080. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
scope of the investigations is dispositive.

Appendix 2--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Issues and 
Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Alignment
IV. Scope Comments
V. Scope of the Investigation
VI. Injury Test
VII. Application of Countervailing Duty Law to Imports from the PRC
VIII. Subsidies Valuation
IX. Benchmark and Discount Rates
X. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
XI. Analysis of Programs
XII. ITC Notification
XIII. Disclosure and Public Comment
XIV. Verification
XV. Conclusion
Appendix

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