Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Determination of Investigation and Notice of Amended Final Determination of Investigation Pursuant to Court Decision, 72950 [2015-29804]

Download as PDF 72950 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 225 / Monday, November 23, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–979] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Determination of Investigation and Notice of Amended Final Determination of Investigation Pursuant to Court Decision Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On October 5, 2015, the United States Court of International Trade (‘‘CIT’’) issued its final judgment in Jiangsu Jiasheng Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. v. United States Consol. Court No. 13–000121 sustaining the Department of Commerce’s (‘‘the Department’’) final results of remand redetermination.2 Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (‘‘CAFC’’) in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (‘‘Timken’’), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (‘‘Diamond Sawblades’’), the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department’s Final Determination and Amended Final Determination in the antidumping duty investigation of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (‘‘solar cells’’), from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’),3 and is amending its determination with respect to granting separate rates to three specific respondents: Tianwei New Energy (Chengdu) PV Module Co., Ltd. (‘‘Tianwei New Energy’’), Dongfang wgreen on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Jiangsu Jiasheng Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 13– 00012, Slip Op. 15–113 (CIT October 5, 2015) (‘‘Jiangsu II’’). 2 See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Order, Jiangsu Jiasheng Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 13–00012 (April 20, 2015) (‘‘Remand Results’’). 3 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Affirmative Final Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 77 FR 63791 (October 17, 2012) (‘‘Final Determination’’); Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018 (December 7, 2012) (‘‘Amended Final Determination’’) (collectively, ‘‘Investigation Final Determination’’). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:25 Nov 20, 2015 Jkt 238001 Electric (Yixing) MAGI Solar Power Technology Co., Ltd. (‘‘Dongfang Electric’’), and Sumec Hardware & Tools Co., Ltd. (‘‘Sumec Hardware’’). DATES: Effective Date: October 15, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen, 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) 482–2769. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Subsequent to the publication of the Amended Final Determination, SolarWorld Americas, Inc. filed a complaint with the CIT challenging, in part, the Department’s determination that certain separate-rate applicants were eligible for a separate rate. On June 6, 2014, the United States requested a voluntary remand to reconsider and reevaluate its determination to grant a separate rate to four specific respondents: Tianwei New Energy, Dongfang Electric, Sumec Hardware, and Ningbo ETDZ Holdings Ltd. (‘‘Ningbo ETDZ’’). On November 20, 2014, the CIT granted the Department’s request for a voluntary remand. On April 20, 2015, the Department issued its Remand Results, in which the Department determined that Tianwei New Energy, Dongfang Electric, and Sumec Hardware did not meet the criteria for a separate rate, but that Ningbo ETDZ did meet the criteria for a separate rate. On October 5, 2015, the Court issued its decision in Jiangsu II sustaining the Department’s Remand Results.4 requirements of Timken. Accordingly, the Department will continue the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise pending the expiration of the period of appeal, or if appealed, pending a final and conclusive court decision. Amended Final Determination Because there is now a final court decision with respect to this case, the Department is amending its Investigation Final Determination with respect to granting separate rates to Tianwei New Energy, Dongfang Electric, and Sumec Hardware. We have found that Tianwei New Energy, Dongfang Electric, and Sumec Hardware do not meet the criteria for a separate rate. Accordingly, these companies are part of the PRC-wide entity. Additionally, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from Tianwei New Energy, Dongfang Electric, and Sumec Hardware at the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC-wide entity, effective October 15, 2015. The current cash deposit rate applicable to the PRCwide entity is 238.95 percent.5 This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(e)(1), 735(d), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 17, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–29804 Filed 11–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Timken Notice RIN 0648–XE320 In its decision in Timken, 893 F.2d at 341, as clarified by Diamond Sawblades, the CAFC held that, pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department must publish a notice of a court decision that is not ‘‘in harmony’’ with a Department determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The CIT’s October 5, 2015, judgment sustaining the Department’s Remand Results to not grant separate rates to Tianwei New Energy, Dongfang Electric, and Sumec Hardware, constitutes a final decision of that court that is not in harmony with the Department’s Investigation Final Determination. This notice is published in fulfillment of the publication Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting 4 See PO 00000 Jiangsu II. Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee SUMMARY: 5 Although the Department noted in the Remand Results that the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC-wide entity is 249.96 percent, the current cash deposit rate, after adjusting for subsidies, is 238.95 percent. See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2012–2013, 80 FR 40998, 41002 n.50 (July 14, 2015). E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-979]


Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled 
Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court 
Decision Not in Harmony With Final Determination of Investigation and 
Notice of Amended Final Determination of Investigation Pursuant to 
Court Decision

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On October 5, 2015, the United States Court of International 
Trade (``CIT'') issued its final judgment in Jiangsu Jiasheng 
Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. v. United States Consol. Court No. 
13-00012\1\ sustaining the Department of Commerce's (``the 
Department'') final results of remand redetermination.\2\ Consistent 
with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal 
Circuit (``CAFC'') in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. 
Cir. 1990) (``Timken''), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. 
Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (``Diamond 
Sawblades''), the Department is notifying the public that the final 
judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's Final 
Determination and Amended Final Determination in the antidumping duty 
investigation of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not 
assembled into modules (``solar cells''), from the People's Republic of 
China (``PRC''),\3\ and is amending its determination with respect to 
granting separate rates to three specific respondents: Tianwei New 
Energy (Chengdu) PV Module Co., Ltd. (``Tianwei New Energy''), Dongfang 
Electric (Yixing) MAGI Solar Power Technology Co., Ltd. (``Dongfang 
Electric''), and Sumec Hardware & Tools Co., Ltd. (``Sumec Hardware'').
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    \1\ See Jiangsu Jiasheng Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. v. 
United States, Consol. Court No. 13-00012, Slip Op. 15-113 (CIT 
October 5, 2015) (``Jiangsu II'').
    \2\ See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court 
Order, Jiangsu Jiasheng Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. v. United 
States, Consol. Court No. 13-00012 (April 20, 2015) (``Remand 
Results'').
    \3\ See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Assembled into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Affirmative 
Final Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 77 FR 63791 
(October 17, 2012) (``Final Determination''); Crystalline Silicon 
Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the 
People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018 
(December 7, 2012) (``Amended Final Determination'') (collectively, 
``Investigation Final Determination'').

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DATES: Effective Date: October 15, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen, 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-
2769.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Subsequent to the publication of the Amended Final Determination, 
SolarWorld Americas, Inc. filed a complaint with the CIT challenging, 
in part, the Department's determination that certain separate-rate 
applicants were eligible for a separate rate.
    On June 6, 2014, the United States requested a voluntary remand to 
reconsider and reevaluate its determination to grant a separate rate to 
four specific respondents: Tianwei New Energy, Dongfang Electric, Sumec 
Hardware, and Ningbo ETDZ Holdings Ltd. (``Ningbo ETDZ''). On November 
20, 2014, the CIT granted the Department's request for a voluntary 
remand.
    On April 20, 2015, the Department issued its Remand Results, in 
which the Department determined that Tianwei New Energy, Dongfang 
Electric, and Sumec Hardware did not meet the criteria for a separate 
rate, but that Ningbo ETDZ did meet the criteria for a separate rate.
    On October 5, 2015, the Court issued its decision in Jiangsu II 
sustaining the Department's Remand Results.\4\
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    \4\ See Jiangsu II.
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Timken Notice

    In its decision in Timken, 893 F.2d at 341, as clarified by Diamond 
Sawblades, the CAFC held that, pursuant to section 516A(e) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department must 
publish a notice of a court decision that is not ``in harmony'' with a 
Department determination and must suspend liquidation of entries 
pending a ``conclusive'' court decision. The CIT's October 5, 2015, 
judgment sustaining the Department's Remand Results to not grant 
separate rates to Tianwei New Energy, Dongfang Electric, and Sumec 
Hardware, constitutes a final decision of that court that is not in 
harmony with the Department's Investigation Final Determination. This 
notice is published in fulfillment of the publication requirements of 
Timken. Accordingly, the Department will continue the suspension of 
liquidation of the subject merchandise pending the expiration of the 
period of appeal, or if appealed, pending a final and conclusive court 
decision.

Amended Final Determination

    Because there is now a final court decision with respect to this 
case, the Department is amending its Investigation Final Determination 
with respect to granting separate rates to Tianwei New Energy, Dongfang 
Electric, and Sumec Hardware. We have found that Tianwei New Energy, 
Dongfang Electric, and Sumec Hardware do not meet the criteria for a 
separate rate. Accordingly, these companies are part of the PRC-wide 
entity. Additionally, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection to collect cash deposits from Tianwei New Energy, 
Dongfang Electric, and Sumec Hardware at the cash deposit rate 
applicable to the PRC-wide entity, effective October 15, 2015. The 
current cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC-wide entity is 238.95 
percent.\5\
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    \5\ Although the Department noted in the Remand Results that the 
cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC-wide entity is 249.96 
percent, the current cash deposit rate, after adjusting for 
subsidies, is 238.95 percent. See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic 
Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2012-2013, 80 FR 
40998, 41002 n.50 (July 14, 2015).
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    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
516A(e)(1), 735(d), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: November 17, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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