Certain Uncoated Paper From Portugal: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 51777-51779 [2015-21183]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 165 / Wednesday, August 26, 2015 / Notices discontinue the suspension of liquidation for CVD purposes for subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after May 30, 2015, but to continue the suspension of liquidation of all entries from January 30, 2015, through May 29, 2015. If the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) issues a final affirmative injury determination, we will issue a CVD order and reinstate the suspension of liquidation under section 706(a) of the Act, and we will require a cash deposit of estimated CVDs for such entries of merchandise in the amounts indicated above. If the ITC determines that material injury, or threat of material injury, does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated and all estimated duties deposited or securities posted as a result of the suspension of liquidation will be refunded or canceled. ITC Notification In accordance with section 705(d) 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 related 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 (‘‘APO’’), without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Return or Destruction of Proprietary Information In the event that the ITC issues a final negative injury determination, this notice will serve as the only reminder to parties subject to an APO of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/ 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 violation which is subject to sanction. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 705(d) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: August 14, 2015. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the I&D Memo Comment I: Whether State Ownership Makes an Entity a Government Authority VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:29 Aug 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 Comment II: Whether Chinese Communist Party (‘‘CCP’’) Affiliations/Activities by Company Officials Make the Company a Government Authority Comment III: Whether the GOC Responded to the Best of its Ability Regarding Ownership and CCP Affiliation for HRCS Suppliers and Provided Sufficient Evidence to Find that Some Producers Were not Government Authorities Comment IV: Whether the Provision of HRCS Is Specific Comment V: Use of a Tier-One Price for the Provision of HRCS Comment VI: Cold-Rolled for LTAR Comment VII: Whether to Adjust the HRCS Benchmark Values Comment VIII: Whether the Provision of Electricity is Countervailable Comment IX: Topsun’s Denominator Comment X: Export Seller’s Credits and Export Buyer’s Credits from China ExIm Comment XI: Two Free Three Half Program Comment XII: Other Programs Comment XIII: Whether Whirlpool’s Products are Within the Scope [FR Doc. 2015–20785 Filed 8–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–471–807] Certain Uncoated Paper From Portugal: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that certain uncoated paper from Portugal is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). The period of investigation (‘‘POI’’) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective Date: August 26, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, 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) 482–2593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51777 Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on February 18, 2015.1 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the memorandum that is dated concurrently with this determination and hereby adopted by this notice.2 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, and 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 found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is uncoated paper from Portugal. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation,’’ in Appendix I. Scope Comments Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. For discussion of those comments, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 Postponement of Deadline for Preliminary Determination On May 18, 2015, Petitioners 4 submitted a timely request for a 50-day 1 See 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) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 2 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Uncoated Paper from Portugal’’ (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’), dated concurrently with this notice. 3 See also Memorandum from Erin Begnal, Director, Office III, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance ‘‘Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations’’ (August 3, 2015). 4 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 E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM Continued 26AUN1 51778 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 165 / Wednesday, August 26, 2015 / Notices postponement of the preliminary determination in this investigation pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e).5 On June 1, 2015, we postponed the preliminary determination by 50 days.6 As a result of the postponement, the revised deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation is now August 19, 2015. Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. There is one mandatory respondent participating in this investigation, Portucel S.A. (‘‘Portucel’’). Export price for this company is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value (‘‘NV’’) is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. All-Others Rate Consistent with sections 733(d)(1)(A)(ii) and 735(c)(5) of the Act, the Department also calculated an estimated all-others rate. Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated all-others rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero and de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. Portucel is the only respondent for which the Department calculated a company-specific rate. Therefore, for purposes of determining the ‘‘all others’’ rate and pursuant to section 735(d)(5)(A) of the Act, we are using the dumping margin calculated for Portucel, as referenced in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section below. Preliminary Determination rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist: Company; and Packaging Corporation of America (collectively ‘‘Petitioners’’). 5 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners ‘‘Request For Postponement Of The Preliminary Determination’’ (May 18, 2015). 6 See Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, and Portugal: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 80 FR 31017 (June 1, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:29 Aug 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Exporter/manufacturer Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to Portucel S.A. ............................... 29.53 the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement All Others .................................... 29.53 and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce. All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An Suspension of Liquidation electronically-filed request must be In accordance with section 733(d)(2) received successfully in its entirety by of the Act, we are directing U.S. ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) Time, within 30 days after the date of to suspend liquidation of all entries of publication of this notice.9 Requests uncoated paper from Portugal, as should contain the party’s name, described in the Preliminary Decision address, and telephone number, the Memorandum, entered, or withdrawn number of participants, and a list of the from warehouse, for consumption on or issues to be discussed. If a request for after the date of publication of this a hearing is made, the Department notice in the Federal Register. intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(d), the Department will instruct and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and CBP to require a cash deposit equal to date to be determined. Parties should the preliminary weighted-average amount by which normal value exceeds confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before U.S. price, as indicated in the chart above.7 These suspension of liquidation the scheduled date. instructions will remain in effect until Postponement of Final Determination further notice. and Extension of Provisional Measures Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Disclosure We will disclose the calculations performed to interested parties in this proceeding within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we intend to verify information relied upon in making our final determination. Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in this proceeding, and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.8 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; 7 See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). 8 See 19 CFR 351.309. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by Petitioners. 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that requests by respondents for postponement of a final antidumping determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a fourmonth period to a period not more than six months in duration. On July 30, 2015, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(b) and (e), Portucel requested that, contingent upon an affirmative preliminary determination of sales at LTFV for Portucel, the Department postpone the final determination and that provisional measures be extended to a period not to exceed six months.10 In addition, Petitioners requested that the Department postpone its final determination in accordance with 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(i).11 9 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Portucel ‘‘Request for Postponement of Final Determination’’ (July 30, 2015). 11 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners ‘‘Petitioners’ Comments on the 10 See E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 165 / Wednesday, August 26, 2015 / Notices In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because (1) our preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporters account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will make our final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the Act.12 International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we are notifying the ITC of our affirmative preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. If our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after our final determination whether these imports are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: August 19, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The merchandise covered by this investigation 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 13 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 Extension of the Final Determination’’ (July 31, 2015). 12 See also 19 CFR 351.210(e). 13 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:29 Aug 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 scope definition; (b) uncoated ground wood 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. 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 investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Period of Investigation 4. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures 5. Scope Comments 6. Affiliation and Collapsing 7. Discussion of Methodology A. Determination of the Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis 8. Date of Sale 9. Product Comparisons 10. Constructed Export Price 11. Excluded U.S. Sales 12. Normal Value A. Home Market Viability B. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm’sLength Test C. Level of Trade D. Cost of Production Analysis 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test E. Calculation of NV Based on ComparisonMarket Prices 13. Facts Available A. Use of Facts Available B. Application of Facts Available with an Adverse Inference 14. Currency Conversion [FR Doc. 2015–21183 Filed 8–25–15; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–018] Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) determines that boltless steel shelving units prepackaged for sale from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). The final weighted-average dumping margins for the investigation on boltless steel shelving units from the PRC are listed in the ‘‘Final Determination Margins’’ section, infra. DATES: Effective Date: August 26, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta or Irene Gorelik, 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) 482–2593 or (202) 482– 6905, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On April 1, 2015, the Department published its Preliminary Determination.1 On April 17, 2015, we published an Amended Preliminary Determination and postponement of the final determination.2 We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV and Amended Preliminary Determination. For a list of the parties that filed case and rebuttal briefs, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 1 See Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 80 FR 17409 (April 1, 2015) (Preliminary Determination). 2 See Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 80 FR 21207 (April 17, 2015) (Amended Preliminary Determination). 3 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, ‘‘Issues and Decision Continued BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 51779 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 165 (Wednesday, August 26, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51777-51779]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-471-807]


Certain Uncoated Paper From Portugal: Preliminary Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final 
Determination

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminarily 
determines that certain uncoated paper from Portugal is being, or is 
likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value 
(``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is January 
1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average 
dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary 
Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited 
to comment on this preliminary determination.

DATES: Effective Date: August 26, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, 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-
2593.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department published the notice of initiation of this 
investigation on February 18, 2015.\1\ For a complete description of 
the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the 
memorandum that is dated concurrently with this determination and 
hereby adopted by this notice.\2\ 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, and 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 found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \1\ See 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) 
(``Initiation Notice'').
    \2\ See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance 
``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the 
Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Uncoated Paper from 
Portugal'' (``Preliminary Decision Memorandum''), dated concurrently 
with this notice.
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is uncoated paper from 
Portugal. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, 
see the ``Scope of the Investigation,'' in Appendix I.

Scope Comments

    Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the 
investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. For discussion 
of those comments, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\3\
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    \3\ See also Memorandum from Erin Begnal, Director, Office III, 
to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement 
and Compliance ``Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the 
Preliminary Determinations'' (August 3, 2015).
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Postponement of Deadline for Preliminary Determination

    On May 18, 2015, Petitioners \4\ submitted a timely request for a 
50-day

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postponement of the preliminary determination in this investigation 
pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e).\5\ 
On June 1, 2015, we postponed the preliminary determination by 50 
days.\6\ As a result of the postponement, the revised deadline for the 
preliminary determination of this investigation is now August 19, 2015.
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    \4\ 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'').
    \5\ See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners 
``Request For Postponement Of The Preliminary Determination'' (May 
18, 2015).
    \6\ See Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, the 
People's Republic of China, Indonesia, and Portugal: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 80 FR 
31017 (June 1, 2015).
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. There is one mandatory respondent participating 
in this investigation, Portucel S.A. (``Portucel''). Export price for 
this company is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. 
Normal value (``NV'') is calculated in accordance with section 773 of 
the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

All-Others Rate

    Consistent with sections 733(d)(1)(A)(ii) and 735(c)(5) of the Act, 
the Department also calculated an estimated all-others rate. Section 
735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated all-others rate 
shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and 
producers individually investigated, excluding any zero and de minimis 
margins, and any margins determined entirely under section 776 of the 
Act.
    Portucel is the only respondent for which the Department calculated 
a company-specific rate. Therefore, for purposes of determining the 
``all others'' rate and pursuant to section 735(d)(5)(A) of the Act, we 
are using the dumping margin calculated for Portucel, as referenced in 
the ``Preliminary Determination'' section below.

Preliminary Determination

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist:

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                                                                average
                    Exporter/manufacturer                       dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Portucel S.A................................................       29.53
All Others..................................................       29.53
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, we are directing 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to suspend liquidation of 
all entries of uncoated paper from Portugal, as described in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in 
the Federal Register.
    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(d), the Department will instruct 
CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the preliminary weighted-average 
amount by which normal value exceeds U.S. price, as indicated in the 
chart above.\7\ These suspension of liquidation instructions will 
remain in effect until further notice.
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    \7\ See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of 
Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 
(October 3, 2011).
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Disclosure

    We will disclose the calculations performed to interested parties 
in this proceeding within five days of the date of publication of this 
notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we intend to verify 
information relied upon in making our final determination.

Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary 
determination. Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted 
to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than 
seven days after the date on which the final verification report is 
issued in this proceeding, and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues 
raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after 
the deadline date for case briefs.\8\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) 
and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this 
proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement 
of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce. 
All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An 
electronically-filed request must be received successfully in its 
entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, within 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice.\9\ 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, the Department intends to hold the hearing at 
the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties 
should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing 
two days before the scheduled date.
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination 
may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement 
is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of 
exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative 
preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by 
Petitioners. 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that requests by respondents 
for postponement of a final antidumping determination be accompanied by 
a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month 
period to a period not more than six months in duration.
    On July 30, 2015, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(b) and (e), Portucel 
requested that, contingent upon an affirmative preliminary 
determination of sales at LTFV for Portucel, the Department postpone 
the final determination and that provisional measures be extended to a 
period not to exceed six months.\10\ In addition, Petitioners requested 
that the Department postpone its final determination in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(i).\11\
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    \10\ See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Portucel 
``Request for Postponement of Final Determination'' (July 30, 2015).
    \11\ See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners 
``Petitioners' Comments on the Extension of the Final 
Determination'' (July 31, 2015).

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    In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(2)(ii), because (1) our preliminary determination is 
affirmative; (2) the requesting exporters account for a significant 
proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling 
reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final determination and 
extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period 
not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will make our final 
determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of 
this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the 
Act.\12\
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    \12\ See also 19 CFR 351.210(e).
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International Trade Commission (``ITC'') Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we are notifying the 
ITC of our affirmative preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. If 
our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before 
the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination 
or 45 days after our final determination whether these imports are 
materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: August 19, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

    The merchandise covered by this investigation 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 \13\ 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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    \13\ 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 ground wood 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.
    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 investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Period of Investigation
4. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures
5. Scope Comments
6. Affiliation and Collapsing
7. Discussion of Methodology
    A. Determination of the Comparison Method
    B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
8. Date of Sale
9. Product Comparisons
10. Constructed Export Price
11. Excluded U.S. Sales
12. Normal Value
    A. Home Market Viability
    B. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm's-Length Test
    C. Level of Trade
    D. Cost of Production Analysis
1. Calculation of COP
2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices
3. Results of the COP Test
    E. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison-Market Prices
13. Facts Available
    A. Use of Facts Available
    B. Application of Facts Available with an Adverse Inference
14. Currency Conversion

[FR Doc. 2015-21183 Filed 8-25-15; 8:45 am]
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