Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014, 48809-48810 [2015-19981]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 157 / Friday, August 14, 2015 / Notices United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive.7 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 Decision Memorandum. 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’’). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov/login.aspx 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 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 Determination We preliminarily determine the countervailable subsidy rate to be: Subsidy rate OCTAL SAOC–FZC and OCTAL Holding SAOC. 0.28 percent (de minimis) 8 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consistent with section 703(b)(4)(A) of the Act, we have disregarded de minimis rates and preliminarily determine that countervailable subsides are not being provided with respect to the manufacture, production or exportation of the subject merchandise in Oman. Consistent with section 703(d) of the Act, the Department has not calculated an all-others rate because it has not reached an affirmative 7 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance regarding ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Negative Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from the Sultanate of Oman,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). For a list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, see the Appendix to this notice. 8 In accordance with section 703(b)(4) of the Act, we are disregarding de minimis subsidies for the purposes of this preliminary determination. 18:50 Aug 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 Verification VI. Injury Test VII. Subsidies Valuation VIII. Analysis of Programs IX. Calculation of the All Others Rate X. United States International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification XI. Disclosure and Public Comment XII. Verification XIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–20086 Filed 8–13–15; 8:45 am] As provided in section 782(i)(l) of the Act, we intend to verify the information submitted by the respondents prior to making our final determination. International Trade Commission In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission (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)(3) of the Act, if our final determination is affirmative, the lTC will make its final determination within 75 days after we make our final determination. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–984] Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on drawn stainless steel sinks (sinks) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014, based on the timely withdrawal of requests for review. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: August 14, 2015. Disclosure and Public Comment Company VerDate Sep<11>2014 preliminarily determination. Because the estimated subsidy rate for the examined company is de minimis, we will not direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of entries of subject merchandise from Oman. 48809 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five days of its public announcement.9 Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs,10 and request a hearing.11 For a schedule of the deadlines for filing case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and hearing requests, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Lana Nigro, 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) 482–1779. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 7, 2015. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Alignment IV. Scope Comments V. Scope of the Investigation 9 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c) and (d). 11 See 19 CFR 351.510. 10 See PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On April 1, 2015, the Department published the notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on sinks from the PRC for the POR January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.1 On April 28, 2015, Guangdong Yingao Utensils Co., Ltd. (Yingao), B&R Industries Limited (B&R), Guangdong New Shichu Import and Export Co., Ltd. (New Shichu), and Guangdong Dongyuan Kitchenware Industrial Co., Ltd. (Dongyuan) requested an administrative review of their POR sales.2 On April 29, 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 80 FR 17392 (April 1, 2015). 2 See Letter from Yingao, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Request Continued E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 48810 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 157 / Friday, August 14, 2015 / Notices 2015, Zhongshan Superte Kitchenware Co., Ltd. (Superte) requested an administrative review of its POR sales.3 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department published a notice initiating an administrative review of Yingao, B&R, New Shichu, Dongyuan, and Superte on May 26, 2015.4 Yingao, New Shichu and Dongyuan withdrew their requests for an administrative review on June 24, 2015.5 B&R withdrew its request for an administrative review on July 27, 2015.6 Superte withdrew its request for administrative review on July 28, 2015.7 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, all parties withdrew their requests for review within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. No other parties requested an administrative review of the order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries of sinks from the for Administrative Review’’ dated April 28, 2015; letter from B&R, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Countervailing Duty Administrative Review’’ dated April 28, 2015; letter from New Shichu, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review’’ dated April 28, 2015; letter from Dongyuan, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review’’ dated April 28, 2015. 3 See Letter from Superte, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from China; Administrative Review Request’’ dated April 29, 2015. 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 30041 (May 26, 2015). 5 See Letter from Yingao, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Withdraw Request for Annual Administrative Review’’ dated June 24, 2015; letter from New Shichu, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Withdraw Request for Annual Administrative Review’’ dated June 24, 2015; letter from Dongyuan, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Withdraw Request for Annual Administrative Review’’ dated June 24, 2015. 6 See Letter from B&R, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Withdrawal of Request for Countervailing Duty Administrative Review’’ dated July 27, 2015. 7 See Letter from Superte, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from China: Withdrawal of Administrative Review Request’’ dated July 28, 2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Aug 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 PRC. Countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice of rescission of administrative review. Notifications This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: August 7, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2015–19981 Filed 8–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–025] Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination 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 polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective Date: August 14, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Nair or Ilissa Shefferman, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202.482.3813 or 202.482.4684, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is PET resin. The merchandise subject to this investigation is properly classified under subheading 3907.60.00.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive.1 Methodology The Department is conducting this countervailing duty (CVD) investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.2 For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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). 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 Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://trade.gov/ enforcement. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. The Department notes that, in making this preliminary determination, we 1 For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 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. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 157 (Friday, August 14, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-984]


Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China: 
Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the 
administrative review of the countervailing duty order on drawn 
stainless steel sinks (sinks) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) 
for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2014, through December 31, 
2014, based on the timely withdrawal of requests for review.

DATES: Effective Date: August 14, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lana Nigro, 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) 482-1779.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 1, 2015, the Department published the notice of 
opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing 
duty order on sinks from the PRC for the POR January 1, 2014, through 
December 31, 2014.\1\ On April 28, 2015, Guangdong Yingao Utensils Co., 
Ltd. (Yingao), B&R Industries Limited (B&R), Guangdong New Shichu 
Import and Export Co., Ltd. (New Shichu), and Guangdong Dongyuan 
Kitchenware Industrial Co., Ltd. (Dongyuan) requested an administrative 
review of their POR sales.\2\ On April 29,

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2015, Zhongshan Superte Kitchenware Co., Ltd. (Superte) requested an 
administrative review of its POR sales.\3\ In accordance with 19 CFR 
351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department published a notice initiating an 
administrative review of Yingao, B&R, New Shichu, Dongyuan, and Superte 
on May 26, 2015.\4\ Yingao, New Shichu and Dongyuan withdrew their 
requests for an administrative review on June 24, 2015.\5\ B&R withdrew 
its request for an administrative review on July 27, 2015.\6\ Superte 
withdrew its request for administrative review on July 28, 2015.\7\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 80 FR 17392 (April 1, 2015).
    \2\ See Letter from Yingao, ``Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from 
the People's Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review'' 
dated April 28, 2015; letter from B&R, ``Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks 
from the People's Republic of China: Request for Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review'' dated April 28, 2015; letter from New 
Shichu, ``Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People's Republic of 
China: Request for Administrative Review'' dated April 28, 2015; 
letter from Dongyuan, ``Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the 
People's Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review'' 
dated April 28, 2015.
    \3\ See Letter from Superte, ``Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from 
China; Administrative Review Request'' dated April 29, 2015.
    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 30041 (May 26, 2015).
    \5\ See Letter from Yingao, ``Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from 
the People's Republic of China: Withdraw Request for Annual 
Administrative Review'' dated June 24, 2015; letter from New Shichu, 
``Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People's Republic of China: 
Withdraw Request for Annual Administrative Review'' dated June 24, 
2015; letter from Dongyuan, ``Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the 
People's Republic of China: Withdraw Request for Annual 
Administrative Review'' dated June 24, 2015.
    \6\ See Letter from B&R, ``Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the 
People's Republic of China: Withdrawal of Request for Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review'' dated July 27, 2015.
    \7\ See Letter from Superte, ``Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from 
China: Withdrawal of Administrative Review Request'' dated July 28, 
2015.
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Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties 
that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the 
publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. 
As noted above, all parties withdrew their requests for review within 
90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. No other 
parties requested an administrative review of the order. Therefore, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in 
its entirety.

Assessment

    The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries of 
sinks from the PRC. Countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates 
equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required 
at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to 
issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date 
of publication of this notice of rescission of administrative review.

Notifications

    This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely 
written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or 
conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 
CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: August 7, 2015.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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