Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Antidumping Duty Order in Part, 61170-61172 [2015-25812]

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Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–25804 Filed 10–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–890] Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Antidumping Duty Order in Part Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 10, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) received a request for revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) 1 with respect to certain bed bases. We preliminarily determine that the producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which the Order pertains lack interest in the relief provided by the Order with respect certain bed bases described below. Accordingly, we intend to revoke, in part, the Order as to certain bed bases. The Department invites interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: October 9, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cara Lofaro or Howard Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005) (‘‘Order’’). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Oct 08, 2015 Jkt 238001 Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5720 or (202) 482– 5193, respectively. Background On January 4, 2005, the Department published the Order in the Federal Register. On April 10, 2015, the Department received a request on behalf of Olollo, Inc. (‘‘Olollo’’) for a changed circumstances review to revoke, in part, the Order with respect to certain bed bases.2 On April 27, 2015, the American Furniture Manufacturers Committee for Legal Trade and Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’) stated that they agree with the scope exclusion language proposed by Olollo for certain bed bases.3 On June 1, 2015, the Department published the Initiation Notice for the requested changed circumstances review in the Federal Register.4 Because the statement submitted by Petitioners in support of Olollo’s Request did not indicate whether Petitioners account for substantially all of the domestic wooden bedroom furniture production, in the Initiation Notice, the Department invited interested parties to submit comments concerning industry support for the revocation in part, with respect to certain bed bases, as well as comments and/or factual information regarding the changed circumstances review. No parties commented. Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is wooden bedroom furniture. Wooden bedroom furniture is generally, but not exclusively, designed, manufactured, and offered for sale in coordinated groups, or bedrooms, in which all of the individual pieces are of approximately the same style and approximately the same material and/or finish. The subject merchandise is made substantially of wood products, including both solid wood and also engineered wood products made from wood particles, fibers, or other wooden materials such 2 See submission from Olollo, ‘‘Changed Circumstance Review Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China’’ dated April 10, 2015 (‘‘Olollo’s Request’’). 3 See April 27, 2015 letter from Petitioners Re: Wooden Bedroom Furniture From The People’s Republic of China/Petitioners’ Response to Olollo’s Letter of April 10, 2015. 4 See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review, and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping Duty Order in Part, 80 FR 31014 (June 1, 2015) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 as plywood, strand board, particle board, and fiberboard, with or without wood veneers, wood overlays, or laminates, with or without non-wood components or trim such as metal, marble, leather, glass, plastic, or other resins, and whether or not assembled, completed, or finished. The subject merchandise includes the following items: (1) Wooden beds such as loft beds, bunk beds, and other beds; (2) wooden headboards for beds (whether stand-alone or attached to side rails), wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds; (3) night tables, night stands, dressers, commodes, bureaus, mule chests, gentlemen’s chests, bachelor’s chests, lingerie chests, wardrobes, vanities, chessers, chifforobes, and wardrobe-type cabinets; (4) dressers with framed glass mirrors that are attached to, incorporated in, sit on, or hang over the dresser; (5) chestson-chests,5 highboys,6 lowboys,7 chests of drawers,8 chests,9 door chests,10 chiffoniers,11 hutches,12 and armoires; 13 (6) desks, computer stands, filing cabinets, book cases, or writing tables that are attached to or incorporated in the subject merchandise; and (7) other bedroom furniture consistent with the above list. The scope of the order excludes the following items: (1) Seats, chairs, benches, couches, sofas, sofa beds, stools, and other seating furniture; (2) 5 A chest-on-chest is typically a tall chest-ofdrawers in two or more sections (or appearing to be in two or more sections), with one or two sections mounted (or appearing to be mounted) on a slightly larger chest; also known as a tallboy. 6 A highboy is typically a tall chest of drawers usually composed of a base and a top section with drawers, and supported on four legs or a small chest (often 15 inches or more in height). 7 A lowboy is typically a short chest of drawers, not more than four feet high, normally set on short legs. 8 A chest of drawers is typically a case containing drawers for storing clothing. 9 A chest is typically a case piece taller than it is wide featuring a series of drawers and with or without one or more doors for storing clothing. The piece can either include drawers or be designed as a large box incorporating a lid. 10 A door chest is typically a chest with hinged doors to store clothing, whether or not containing drawers. The piece may also include shelves for televisions and other entertainment electronics. 11 A chiffonier is typically a tall and narrow chest of drawers normally used for storing undergarments and lingerie, often with mirror(s) attached. 12 A hutch is typically an open case of furniture with shelves that typically sits on another piece of furniture and provides storage for clothes. 13 An armoire is typically a tall cabinet or wardrobe (typically 50 inches or taller), with doors, and with one or more drawers (either exterior below or above the doors or interior behind the doors), shelves, and/or garment rods or other apparatus for storing clothes. Bedroom armoires may also be used to hold television receivers and/or other audiovisual entertainment systems. E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 196 / Friday, October 9, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES mattresses, mattress supports (including box springs), infant cribs, water beds, and futon frames; (3) office furniture, such as desks, stand-up desks, computer cabinets, filing cabinets, credenzas, and bookcases; (4) dining room or kitchen furniture such as dining tables, chairs, servers, sideboards, buffets, corner cabinets, china cabinets, and china hutches; (5) other non-bedroom furniture, such as television cabinets, cocktail tables, end tables, occasional tables, wall systems, book cases, and entertainment systems; (6) bedroom furniture made primarily of wicker, cane, osier, bamboo or rattan; (7) side rails for beds made of metal if sold separately from the headboard and footboard; (8) bedroom furniture in which bentwood parts predominate; 14 (9) jewelry armories; 15 (10) cheval mirrors; 16 (11) certain metal parts; 17 14 As used herein, bentwood means solid wood made pliable. Bentwood is wood that is brought to a curved shape by bending it while made pliable with moist heat or other agency and then set by cooling or drying. See CBP’s Headquarters Ruling Letter 043859, dated May 17, 1976. 15 Any armoire, cabinet or other accent item for the purpose of storing jewelry, not to exceed 24 inches in width, 18 inches in depth, and 49 inches in height, including a minimum of 5 lined drawers lined with felt or felt-like material, at least one side door or one front door (whether or not the door is lined with felt or felt-like material), with necklace hangers, and a flip-top lid with inset mirror. See Issues and Decision Memorandum from Laurel LaCivita to Laurie Parkhill, Office Director, concerning ‘‘Jewelry Armoires and Cheval Mirrors in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated August 31, 2004. See also Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People’s Republic of China: Final Changed Circumstances Review, and Determination To Revoke Order in Part, 71 FR 38621 (July 7, 2006). 16 Cheval mirrors are any framed, tiltable mirror with a height in excess of 50 inches that is mounted on a floor-standing, hinged base. Additionally, the scope of the order excludes combination cheval mirror/jewelry cabinets. The excluded merchandise is an integrated piece consisting of a cheval mirror, i.e., a framed tiltable mirror with a height in excess of 50 inches, mounted on a floor-standing, hinged base, the cheval mirror serving as a door to a cabinet back that is integral to the structure of the mirror and which constitutes a jewelry cabinet line with fabric, having necklace and bracelet hooks, mountings for rings and shelves, with or without a working lock and key to secure the contents of the jewelry cabinet back to the cheval mirror, and no drawers anywhere on the integrated piece. The fully assembled piece must be at least 50 inches in height, 14.5 inches in width, and 3 inches in depth. See Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People’s Republic of China: Final Changed Circumstances Review and Determination To Revoke Order in Part, 72 FR 948 (January 9, 2007). 17 Metal furniture parts and unfinished furniture parts made of wood products (as defined above) that are not otherwise specifically named in this scope (i.e., wooden headboards for beds, wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds) and that do not possess the essential character of wooden bedroom furniture in an unassembled, incomplete, or unfinished form. Such parts are usually classified under HTSUS subheadings 9403.90.7005, 9403.90.7010, or 9403.90.7080. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Oct 08, 2015 Jkt 238001 (12) mirrors that do not attach to, incorporate in, sit on, or hang over a dresser if they are not designed and marketed to be sold in conjunction with a dresser as part of a dresser-mirror set; (13) upholstered beds; 18 and (14) toy boxes.19 Also excluded from the scope are certain enclosable wall bed units, also referred to as murphy beds, which are composed of the following three major sections: (1) A metal wall frame, which attaches to the wall and uses coils or pistons to support the metal mattress frame; (2) a metal frame, which has euro slats for supporting a mattress and two legs that pivot; and (3) wood panels, which attach to the metal wall frame and/or the metal mattress frame to form a cabinet to enclose the wall bed when not in use. Excluded enclosable wall bed units are imported in ready-toassemble format with all parts necessary for assembly. Enclosable wall bed units do not include a mattress. Wood panels of enclosable wall bed units, when imported separately, remain subject to the order. Also excluded from the scope are certain shoe cabinets 31.5–33.5 inches wide by 15.5–17.5 inches deep by 34.5– 36.5 inches high. They are designed strictly to store shoes, which are intended to be aligned in rows perpendicular to the wall along which the cabinet is positioned. Shoe cabinets do not have drawers, rods, or other indicia for the storage of clothing other than shoes. The cabinets are not 18 Upholstered beds that are completely upholstered, i.e., containing filling material and completely covered in sewn genuine leather, synthetic leather, or natural or synthetic decorative fabric. To be excluded, the entire bed (headboards, footboards, and side rails) must be upholstered except for bed feet, which may be of wood, metal, or any other material and which are no more than nine inches in height from the floor. See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Determination to Revoke Order in Part, 72 FR 7013 (February 14, 2007). 19 To be excluded the toy box must: (1) Be wider than it is tall; (2) have dimensions within 16 inches to 27 inches in height, 15 inches to 18 inches in depth, and 21 inches to 30 inches in width; (3) have a hinged lid that encompasses the entire top of the box; (4) not incorporate any doors or drawers; (5) have slow-closing safety hinges; (6) have air vents; (7) have no locking mechanism; and (8) comply with American Society for Testing and Materials (‘‘ASTM’’) standard F963–03. Toy boxes are boxes generally designed for the purpose of storing children’s items such as toys, books, and playthings. See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Determination to Revoke Order in Part, 74 FR 8506 (February 25, 2009). Further, as determined in the scope ruling memorandum ‘‘Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Scope Ruling on a White Toy Box,’’ dated July 6, 2009, the dimensional ranges used to identify the toy boxes that are excluded from the wooden bedroom furniture order apply to the box itself rather than the lid. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61171 designed, manufactured, or offered for sale in coordinated groups or sets and are made substantially of wood, have two to four shelves inside them, and are covered by doors. The doors often have blinds that are designed to allow air circulation and release of bad odors. The doors themselves may be made of wood or glass. The depth of the shelves does not exceed 14 inches. Each shoe cabinet has doors, adjustable shelving, and ventilation holes. Imports of subject merchandise are classified under subheadings 9403.50.9042 and 9403.50.9045 of the HTSUS as ‘‘wooden . . . beds’’ and under subheading 9403.50.9080 of the HTSUS as ‘‘other . . . wooden furniture of a kind used in the bedroom.’’ In addition, wooden headboards for beds, wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds may also be entered under subheading 9403.50.9042 or 9403.50.9045 of the HTSUS as ‘‘parts of wood.’’ Subject merchandise may also be entered under subheadings 9403.50.9041, 9403.60.8081, 9403.20.0018, or 9403.90.8041. Further, framed glass mirrors may be entered under subheading 7009.92.1000 or 7009.92.5000 of the HTSUS as ‘‘glass mirrors . . . framed.’’ The order covers all wooden bedroom furniture meeting the above description, regardless of tariff classification. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. Scope of the Changed Circumstances Review The scope of the Order currently does not exclude certain bed bases. Olollo proposes adding the following language in the scope of the Order: ‘‘Also excluded from the scope are certain bed bases consisting of: (1) A wooden box frame, (2) three wooden cross beams and one perpendicular center wooden support beam, and (3) wooden slats over the beams. These bed bases are constructed without inner springs and/ or coils and do not include a headboard, footboard, side rails, or mattress. The bed bases are imported unassembled.’’ Preliminary Results of the Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke the Order, in Part Pursuant to section 751(d)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.222(g), the Department may revoke an AD order, in whole or in part, based on a review under section 751(b) of the Act (i.e., a changed circumstances review). Section 751(b)(1) of the Act requires a changed E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 61172 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 196 / Friday, October 9, 2015 / Notices circumstances review to be conducted upon receipt of a request which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review. Section 782(h)(2) of the Act gives the Department the authority to revoke an order if producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product have expressed a lack of interest in the order. 19 CFR 351.222(g) provides that the Department will conduct a changed circumstances review under 19 CFR 351.216, and may revoke an order (in whole or in part), if it concludes that: (i) Producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which the order pertains have expressed a lack of interest in the relief provided by the order, in whole or in part, or (ii) if other changed circumstances sufficient to warrant revocation exist. Both the Act and the Department’s regulations require that ‘‘substantially all’’ domestic producers express a lack of interest in the order for the Department to revoke the order, in whole or in part.20 The Department has interpreted ‘‘substantially all’’ to represent producers accounting for at least 85 percent of U.S. production of the domestic like product.21 The Department’s regulations do not specify a deadline for the issuance of the preliminary results of a changed circumstances review, but provide that the Department will issue the final results of review within 270 days after the date on which the changed circumstances review is initiated, or within 45 days if all parties to the proceeding agree to the outcome of the review.22 The Department did not issue a combined notice of initiation and preliminary results because the statement provided by Petitioners and offered in support of Olollo’s Request did not indicate whether Petitioners account for substantially all domestic wooden bedroom furniture production.23 Thus, the Department did not determine in the Initiation Notice that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product lacked interest in the continued application of the Order as to certain bed bases. Further, the tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 20 See section 782(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g). 21 See Honey From Argentina; Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews; Preliminary Intent to Revoke Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 77 FR 67790, 67791 (November 14, 2012), unchanged in Honey From Argentina; Final Results of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews; Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 77 FR 77029 (December 31, 2012)(‘‘Honey From Argentina’’). 22 See 19 CFR 351.216(e). 23 See Initiation Notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Oct 08, 2015 Jkt 238001 Department invited interested parties to comment on the issue of domestic industry support of the proposed partial revocation.24 Because the Department received no comments concerning a lack of industry support or opposing initiation of this changed circumstances review of the Order, the Department now preliminarily finds that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product lack interest in the relief afforded by the Order with respect to the bed bases described in Olollo’s Request. The Department will consider comments from interested parties on these preliminary results before issuing the final results of this review.25 As noted in the Initiation Notice, Olollo requested revocation of the Order, in part, and supported its request. In light of Olollo’s Request, and the absence of any interested party comments during the comment period, we preliminarily conclude that changed circumstances warrant revocation of the Order, in part, with respect to certain bed bases because the producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which the Order pertains lack interest in the relief provided by the Order with respect to the bed bases that are the subject of Olollo’s Request. Accordingly, we are notifying the public of our intent to revoke the Order, in part, with respect to certain bed bases. We intend to revoke the Order as to certain bed bases by including the following language in the scope of the Order: Also excluded from the scope are certain bed bases consisting of: (1) A wooden box frame, (2) three wooden cross beams and one perpendicular center wooden support beam, and (3) wooden slats over the beams. These bed bases are constructed without inner springs and/or coils and do not include a headboard, footboard, side rails, or mattress. The bed bases are imported unassembled. Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). Written comments may be submitted no later than 14 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results. Rebuttals to written 24 Id. 25 See, e.g., Honey From Argentina; Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews; Preliminary Intent to Revoke Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 77 FR 67790, 67791 (November 14, 2012); Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Intent to Revoke Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders in Part, 78 FR 66895 (November 7, 2013); see also 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(v). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments, limited to issues raised in such comments, may be filed no later than seven days after the due date for comments. All submissions must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the day it is due. The Department will issue the final results of this changed circumstances review, which will include its analysis of any written comments, no later than 270 days after the date on which this review was initiated. If, in the final results of this review, the Department continues to determine that changed circumstances warrant the revocation of the Order, in part, with respect to certain bed bases, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties, and to refund any estimated antidumping duties on, all unliquidated entries of the merchandise covered by the revocation that are not covered by the final results of an administrative review or automatic liquidation. The current requirement for cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties on all entries of subject merchandise will continue unless it is modified pursuant to the final results of this changed circumstances review. These preliminary results of review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221 and 19 CFR 351.222. Dated: October 2, 2015. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-890]


Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To 
Revoke Antidumping Duty Order in Part

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

SUMMARY: On April 10, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the 
``Department'') received a request for revocation, in part, of the 
antidumping duty (``AD'') order on wooden bedroom furniture from the 
People's Republic of China (``PRC'') \1\ with respect to certain bed 
bases. We preliminarily determine that the producers accounting for 
substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to 
which the Order pertains lack interest in the relief provided by the 
Order with respect certain bed bases described below. Accordingly, we 
intend to revoke, in part, the Order as to certain bed bases. The 
Department invites interested parties to comment on these preliminary 
results.
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    \1\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture 
From the People's Republic of China, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005) 
(``Order'').

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DATES: Effective Date: October 9, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cara Lofaro or Howard Smith, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
5720 or (202) 482-5193, respectively.

Background

    On January 4, 2005, the Department published the Order in the 
Federal Register. On April 10, 2015, the Department received a request 
on behalf of Olollo, Inc. (``Olollo'') for a changed circumstances 
review to revoke, in part, the Order with respect to certain bed 
bases.\2\ On April 27, 2015, the American Furniture Manufacturers 
Committee for Legal Trade and Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company, Inc. 
(collectively, ``Petitioners'') stated that they agree with the scope 
exclusion language proposed by Olollo for certain bed bases.\3\
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    \2\ See submission from Olollo, ``Changed Circumstance Review 
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China'' dated 
April 10, 2015 (``Olollo's Request'').
    \3\ See April 27, 2015 letter from Petitioners Re: Wooden 
Bedroom Furniture From The People's Republic of China/Petitioners' 
Response to Olollo's Letter of April 10, 2015.
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    On June 1, 2015, the Department published the Initiation Notice for 
the requested changed circumstances review in the Federal Register.\4\ 
Because the statement submitted by Petitioners in support of Olollo's 
Request did not indicate whether Petitioners account for substantially 
all of the domestic wooden bedroom furniture production, in the 
Initiation Notice, the Department invited interested parties to submit 
comments concerning industry support for the revocation in part, with 
respect to certain bed bases, as well as comments and/or factual 
information regarding the changed circumstances review. No parties 
commented.
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    \4\ See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of 
China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review, and 
Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping Duty Order in Part, 
80 FR 31014 (June 1, 2015) (``Initiation Notice'').
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the order is wooden bedroom furniture. 
Wooden bedroom furniture is generally, but not exclusively, designed, 
manufactured, and offered for sale in coordinated groups, or bedrooms, 
in which all of the individual pieces are of approximately the same 
style and approximately the same material and/or finish. The subject 
merchandise is made substantially of wood products, including both 
solid wood and also engineered wood products made from wood particles, 
fibers, or other wooden materials such as plywood, strand board, 
particle board, and fiberboard, with or without wood veneers, wood 
overlays, or laminates, with or without non-wood components or trim 
such as metal, marble, leather, glass, plastic, or other resins, and 
whether or not assembled, completed, or finished.
    The subject merchandise includes the following items: (1) Wooden 
beds such as loft beds, bunk beds, and other beds; (2) wooden 
headboards for beds (whether stand-alone or attached to side rails), 
wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden 
canopies for beds; (3) night tables, night stands, dressers, commodes, 
bureaus, mule chests, gentlemen's chests, bachelor's chests, lingerie 
chests, wardrobes, vanities, chessers, chifforobes, and wardrobe-type 
cabinets; (4) dressers with framed glass mirrors that are attached to, 
incorporated in, sit on, or hang over the dresser; (5) chests-on-
chests,\5\ highboys,\6\ lowboys,\7\ chests of drawers,\8\ chests,\9\ 
door chests,\10\ chiffoniers,\11\ hutches,\12\ and armoires; \13\ (6) 
desks, computer stands, filing cabinets, book cases, or writing tables 
that are attached to or incorporated in the subject merchandise; and 
(7) other bedroom furniture consistent with the above list.
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    \5\ A chest-on-chest is typically a tall chest-of-drawers in two 
or more sections (or appearing to be in two or more sections), with 
one or two sections mounted (or appearing to be mounted) on a 
slightly larger chest; also known as a tallboy.
    \6\ A highboy is typically a tall chest of drawers usually 
composed of a base and a top section with drawers, and supported on 
four legs or a small chest (often 15 inches or more in height).
    \7\ A lowboy is typically a short chest of drawers, not more 
than four feet high, normally set on short legs.
    \8\ A chest of drawers is typically a case containing drawers 
for storing clothing.
    \9\ A chest is typically a case piece taller than it is wide 
featuring a series of drawers and with or without one or more doors 
for storing clothing. The piece can either include drawers or be 
designed as a large box incorporating a lid.
    \10\ A door chest is typically a chest with hinged doors to 
store clothing, whether or not containing drawers. The piece may 
also include shelves for televisions and other entertainment 
electronics.
    \11\ A chiffonier is typically a tall and narrow chest of 
drawers normally used for storing undergarments and lingerie, often 
with mirror(s) attached.
    \12\ A hutch is typically an open case of furniture with shelves 
that typically sits on another piece of furniture and provides 
storage for clothes.
    \13\ An armoire is typically a tall cabinet or wardrobe 
(typically 50 inches or taller), with doors, and with one or more 
drawers (either exterior below or above the doors or interior behind 
the doors), shelves, and/or garment rods or other apparatus for 
storing clothes. Bedroom armoires may also be used to hold 
television receivers and/or other audio-visual entertainment 
systems.
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    The scope of the order excludes the following items: (1) Seats, 
chairs, benches, couches, sofas, sofa beds, stools, and other seating 
furniture; (2)

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mattresses, mattress supports (including box springs), infant cribs, 
water beds, and futon frames; (3) office furniture, such as desks, 
stand-up desks, computer cabinets, filing cabinets, credenzas, and 
bookcases; (4) dining room or kitchen furniture such as dining tables, 
chairs, servers, sideboards, buffets, corner cabinets, china cabinets, 
and china hutches; (5) other non-bedroom furniture, such as television 
cabinets, cocktail tables, end tables, occasional tables, wall systems, 
book cases, and entertainment systems; (6) bedroom furniture made 
primarily of wicker, cane, osier, bamboo or rattan; (7) side rails for 
beds made of metal if sold separately from the headboard and footboard; 
(8) bedroom furniture in which bentwood parts predominate; \14\ (9) 
jewelry armories; \15\ (10) cheval mirrors; \16\ (11) certain metal 
parts; \17\ (12) mirrors that do not attach to, incorporate in, sit on, 
or hang over a dresser if they are not designed and marketed to be sold 
in conjunction with a dresser as part of a dresser-mirror set; (13) 
upholstered beds; \18\ and (14) toy boxes.\19\ Also excluded from the 
scope are certain enclosable wall bed units, also referred to as murphy 
beds, which are composed of the following three major sections: (1) A 
metal wall frame, which attaches to the wall and uses coils or pistons 
to support the metal mattress frame; (2) a metal frame, which has euro 
slats for supporting a mattress and two legs that pivot; and (3) wood 
panels, which attach to the metal wall frame and/or the metal mattress 
frame to form a cabinet to enclose the wall bed when not in use. 
Excluded enclosable wall bed units are imported in ready-to-assemble 
format with all parts necessary for assembly. Enclosable wall bed units 
do not include a mattress. Wood panels of enclosable wall bed units, 
when imported separately, remain subject to the order.
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    \14\ As used herein, bentwood means solid wood made pliable. 
Bentwood is wood that is brought to a curved shape by bending it 
while made pliable with moist heat or other agency and then set by 
cooling or drying. See CBP's Headquarters Ruling Letter 043859, 
dated May 17, 1976.
    \15\ Any armoire, cabinet or other accent item for the purpose 
of storing jewelry, not to exceed 24 inches in width, 18 inches in 
depth, and 49 inches in height, including a minimum of 5 lined 
drawers lined with felt or felt-like material, at least one side 
door or one front door (whether or not the door is lined with felt 
or felt-like material), with necklace hangers, and a flip-top lid 
with inset mirror. See Issues and Decision Memorandum from Laurel 
LaCivita to Laurie Parkhill, Office Director, concerning ``Jewelry 
Armoires and Cheval Mirrors in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of 
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China,'' 
dated August 31, 2004. See also Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the 
People's Republic of China: Final Changed Circumstances Review, and 
Determination To Revoke Order in Part, 71 FR 38621 (July 7, 2006).
    \16\ Cheval mirrors are any framed, tiltable mirror with a 
height in excess of 50 inches that is mounted on a floor-standing, 
hinged base. Additionally, the scope of the order excludes 
combination cheval mirror/jewelry cabinets. The excluded merchandise 
is an integrated piece consisting of a cheval mirror, i.e., a framed 
tiltable mirror with a height in excess of 50 inches, mounted on a 
floor-standing, hinged base, the cheval mirror serving as a door to 
a cabinet back that is integral to the structure of the mirror and 
which constitutes a jewelry cabinet line with fabric, having 
necklace and bracelet hooks, mountings for rings and shelves, with 
or without a working lock and key to secure the contents of the 
jewelry cabinet back to the cheval mirror, and no drawers anywhere 
on the integrated piece. The fully assembled piece must be at least 
50 inches in height, 14.5 inches in width, and 3 inches in depth. 
See Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: 
Final Changed Circumstances Review and Determination To Revoke Order 
in Part, 72 FR 948 (January 9, 2007).
    \17\ Metal furniture parts and unfinished furniture parts made 
of wood products (as defined above) that are not otherwise 
specifically named in this scope (i.e., wooden headboards for beds, 
wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden 
canopies for beds) and that do not possess the essential character 
of wooden bedroom furniture in an unassembled, incomplete, or 
unfinished form. Such parts are usually classified under HTSUS 
subheadings 9403.90.7005, 9403.90.7010, or 9403.90.7080.
    \18\ Upholstered beds that are completely upholstered, i.e., 
containing filling material and completely covered in sewn genuine 
leather, synthetic leather, or natural or synthetic decorative 
fabric. To be excluded, the entire bed (headboards, footboards, and 
side rails) must be upholstered except for bed feet, which may be of 
wood, metal, or any other material and which are no more than nine 
inches in height from the floor. See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from 
the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed 
Circumstances Review and Determination to Revoke Order in Part, 72 
FR 7013 (February 14, 2007).
    \19\ To be excluded the toy box must: (1) Be wider than it is 
tall; (2) have dimensions within 16 inches to 27 inches in height, 
15 inches to 18 inches in depth, and 21 inches to 30 inches in 
width; (3) have a hinged lid that encompasses the entire top of the 
box; (4) not incorporate any doors or drawers; (5) have slow-closing 
safety hinges; (6) have air vents; (7) have no locking mechanism; 
and (8) comply with American Society for Testing and Materials 
(``ASTM'') standard F963-03. Toy boxes are boxes generally designed 
for the purpose of storing children's items such as toys, books, and 
playthings. See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic 
of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and 
Determination to Revoke Order in Part, 74 FR 8506 (February 25, 
2009). Further, as determined in the scope ruling memorandum 
``Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: 
Scope Ruling on a White Toy Box,'' dated July 6, 2009, the 
dimensional ranges used to identify the toy boxes that are excluded 
from the wooden bedroom furniture order apply to the box itself 
rather than the lid.
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    Also excluded from the scope are certain shoe cabinets 31.5-33.5 
inches wide by 15.5-17.5 inches deep by 34.5-36.5 inches high. They are 
designed strictly to store shoes, which are intended to be aligned in 
rows perpendicular to the wall along which the cabinet is positioned. 
Shoe cabinets do not have drawers, rods, or other indicia for the 
storage of clothing other than shoes. The cabinets are not designed, 
manufactured, or offered for sale in coordinated groups or sets and are 
made substantially of wood, have two to four shelves inside them, and 
are covered by doors. The doors often have blinds that are designed to 
allow air circulation and release of bad odors. The doors themselves 
may be made of wood or glass. The depth of the shelves does not exceed 
14 inches. Each shoe cabinet has doors, adjustable shelving, and 
ventilation holes.
    Imports of subject merchandise are classified under subheadings 
9403.50.9042 and 9403.50.9045 of the HTSUS as ``wooden . . . beds'' and 
under subheading 9403.50.9080 of the HTSUS as ``other . . . wooden 
furniture of a kind used in the bedroom.'' In addition, wooden 
headboards for beds, wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for 
beds, and wooden canopies for beds may also be entered under subheading 
9403.50.9042 or 9403.50.9045 of the HTSUS as ``parts of wood.'' Subject 
merchandise may also be entered under subheadings 9403.50.9041, 
9403.60.8081, 9403.20.0018, or 9403.90.8041. Further, framed glass 
mirrors may be entered under subheading 7009.92.1000 or 7009.92.5000 of 
the HTSUS as ``glass mirrors . . . framed.'' The order covers all 
wooden bedroom furniture meeting the above description, regardless of 
tariff classification. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope 
of this proceeding is dispositive.

Scope of the Changed Circumstances Review

    The scope of the Order currently does not exclude certain bed 
bases. Olollo proposes adding the following language in the scope of 
the Order: ``Also excluded from the scope are certain bed bases 
consisting of: (1) A wooden box frame, (2) three wooden cross beams and 
one perpendicular center wooden support beam, and (3) wooden slats over 
the beams. These bed bases are constructed without inner springs and/or 
coils and do not include a headboard, footboard, side rails, or 
mattress. The bed bases are imported unassembled.''

Preliminary Results of the Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To 
Revoke the Order, in Part

    Pursuant to section 751(d)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the ``Act''), and 19 CFR 351.222(g), the Department may revoke an AD 
order, in whole or in part, based on a review under section 751(b) of 
the Act (i.e., a changed circumstances review). Section 751(b)(1) of 
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circumstances review to be conducted upon receipt of a request which 
shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review. Section 
782(h)(2) of the Act gives the Department the authority to revoke an 
order if producers accounting for substantially all of the production 
of the domestic like product have expressed a lack of interest in the 
order. 19 CFR 351.222(g) provides that the Department will conduct a 
changed circumstances review under 19 CFR 351.216, and may revoke an 
order (in whole or in part), if it concludes that: (i) Producers 
accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like 
product to which the order pertains have expressed a lack of interest 
in the relief provided by the order, in whole or in part, or (ii) if 
other changed circumstances sufficient to warrant revocation exist. 
Both the Act and the Department's regulations require that 
``substantially all'' domestic producers express a lack of interest in 
the order for the Department to revoke the order, in whole or in 
part.\20\ The Department has interpreted ``substantially all'' to 
represent producers accounting for at least 85 percent of U.S. 
production of the domestic like product.\21\
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    \20\ See section 782(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g).
    \21\ See Honey From Argentina; Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews; Preliminary Intent to Revoke 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 77 FR 67790, 67791 
(November 14, 2012), unchanged in Honey From Argentina; Final 
Results of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances 
Reviews; Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 
77 FR 77029 (December 31, 2012)(``Honey From Argentina'').
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    The Department's regulations do not specify a deadline for the 
issuance of the preliminary results of a changed circumstances review, 
but provide that the Department will issue the final results of review 
within 270 days after the date on which the changed circumstances 
review is initiated, or within 45 days if all parties to the proceeding 
agree to the outcome of the review.\22\ The Department did not issue a 
combined notice of initiation and preliminary results because the 
statement provided by Petitioners and offered in support of Olollo's 
Request did not indicate whether Petitioners account for substantially 
all domestic wooden bedroom furniture production.\23\ Thus, the 
Department did not determine in the Initiation Notice that producers 
accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like 
product lacked interest in the continued application of the Order as to 
certain bed bases. Further, the Department invited interested parties 
to comment on the issue of domestic industry support of the proposed 
partial revocation.\24\ Because the Department received no comments 
concerning a lack of industry support or opposing initiation of this 
changed circumstances review of the Order, the Department now 
preliminarily finds that producers accounting for substantially all of 
the production of the domestic like product lack interest in the relief 
afforded by the Order with respect to the bed bases described in 
Olollo's Request. The Department will consider comments from interested 
parties on these preliminary results before issuing the final results 
of this review.\25\
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    \22\ See 19 CFR 351.216(e).
    \23\ See Initiation Notice.
    \24\ Id.
    \25\ See, e.g., Honey From Argentina; Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews; Preliminary 
Intent to Revoke Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 77 FR 
67790, 67791 (November 14, 2012); Aluminum Extrusions From the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed 
Circumstances Reviews, and Intent to Revoke Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Orders in Part, 78 FR 66895 (November 7, 2013); 
see also 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(v).
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    As noted in the Initiation Notice, Olollo requested revocation of 
the Order, in part, and supported its request. In light of Olollo's 
Request, and the absence of any interested party comments during the 
comment period, we preliminarily conclude that changed circumstances 
warrant revocation of the Order, in part, with respect to certain bed 
bases because the producers accounting for substantially all of the 
production of the domestic like product to which the Order pertains 
lack interest in the relief provided by the Order with respect to the 
bed bases that are the subject of Olollo's Request.
    Accordingly, we are notifying the public of our intent to revoke 
the Order, in part, with respect to certain bed bases. We intend to 
revoke the Order as to certain bed bases by including the following 
language in the scope of the Order:

    Also excluded from the scope are certain bed bases consisting 
of: (1) A wooden box frame, (2) three wooden cross beams and one 
perpendicular center wooden support beam, and (3) wooden slats over 
the beams. These bed bases are constructed without inner springs 
and/or coils and do not include a headboard, footboard, side rails, 
or mattress. The bed bases are imported unassembled.

Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary 
results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). Written comments 
may be submitted no later than 14 days after the date of publication of 
these preliminary results. Rebuttals to written comments, limited to 
issues raised in such comments, may be filed no later than seven days 
after the due date for comments. All submissions must be filed 
electronically using Enforcement and Compliance's AD and Countervailing 
Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (``ACCESS''). ACCESS is 
available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and in the 
Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce 
building. An electronically filed document must be received 
successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the 
day it is due.
    The Department will issue the final results of this changed 
circumstances review, which will include its analysis of any written 
comments, no later than 270 days after the date on which this review 
was initiated.
    If, in the final results of this review, the Department continues 
to determine that changed circumstances warrant the revocation of the 
Order, in part, with respect to certain bed bases, the Department will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to liquidate without regard 
to antidumping duties, and to refund any estimated antidumping duties 
on, all unliquidated entries of the merchandise covered by the 
revocation that are not covered by the final results of an 
administrative review or automatic liquidation.
    The current requirement for cash deposits of estimated antidumping 
duties on all entries of subject merchandise will continue unless it is 
modified pursuant to the final results of this changed circumstances 
review.
    These preliminary results of review and notice are in accordance 
with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221 and 19 
CFR 351.222.

    Dated: October 2, 2015.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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