Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Countervailing Duty Order, 76668-76669 [2015-31196]

Download as PDF 76668 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 237 / Thursday, December 10, 2015 / Notices 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from Canada.2 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–122–854] Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on supercalendered paper (SC paper) from Canada. DATES: Effective Date: December 10, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mermelstein or Toby Vandall, AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1391 and (202) 482–1664, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On October 20, 2015, the Department published its final affirmative determination in the countervailing duty investigation of SC paper from Canada.1 On December 3, 2015, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to section Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is SC paper. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Appendix 1 to this notice. Countervailing Duty Order In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination that the industry in the United States producing SC paper is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of SC paper from Canada. Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this countervailing duty order. As a result of the ITC’s final determination, in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, countervailing duties on unliquidated entries of SC paper from Canada entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after August 3, 2015, the date on which the Department published its preliminary countervailing duty determination in the Federal Register,3 and before December 1, 2015, the date on which the Department instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. Therefore, entries of SC paper made on or after December 1, 2015, and prior to the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of countervailing duties due to the Department’s discontinuation, effective December 1, 2015, of the suspension of liquidation. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of SC paper from Canada, effective the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon further instruction by the Department pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject merchandise. On or after the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register, CBP must require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the rates noted below: Subsidy rate (percent) Company mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Port Hawkesbury Paper LP, 6879900 Canada Inc., Port Hawkesbury Investments Ltd., Port Hawkesbury Paper GP, Port Hawkesbury Paper Holdings Ltd., Port Hawkesbury Paper Inc., and Pacific West Commercial Corporation (collectively, Port Hawkesbury) ........................................................................................................................................................................................ Resolute FP Canada Inc., Fibrek General Partnership, Forest Products Mauricie LP, Produits Forestriers Petit-Paris Inc., and ´ ´ Societe en Commandite Scierie Opitciwan (collectively, Resolute) .................................................................................................... All Others ................................................................................................................................................................................................. This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect to SC paper from Canada pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce Building, for copies of an updated list of countervailing duty orders currently in effect. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: December 4, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 1 See Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 80 FR 63535 (October 20, 2015). 2 See Supercalendered Paper from Canada (Investigation No. 701–TA–530 (Final), USITC Publication 4583, December 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Dec 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 20.18 17.87 18.85 limited to, clay, talc, or other mineral additive), is processed through a set of supercalenders, a supercalender, or a soft nip calender operation.1 Appendix 1 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is supercalendered paper (SC paper). SC paper is uncoated paper that has undergone a calendering process in which the base sheet, made of pulp and filler (typically, but not PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 See Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 80 FR 45951 (August 3, 2015). 1 Supercalendering and soft nip calendering processing, in conjunction with the mineral filler E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 237 / Thursday, December 10, 2015 / Notices The scope of this order covers all SC paper regardless of basis weight, brightness, opacity, smoothness, or grade, and whether in rolls or in sheets. Further, the scope covers all SC paper that meets the scope definition regardless of the type of pulp fiber or filler material used to produce the paper. Specifically excluded from the scope are imports of paper printed with final content of printed text or graphics. Subject merchandise primarily enters under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 4802.61.3035, but may also enter under subheadings 4802.61.3010, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.6020, and 4802.69.3000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2015–31196 Filed 12–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Safety and Security Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; November 12–18, 2016 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce (DOC), International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS), is organizing an executive-led Safety and Security Trade Mission to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia scheduled for November 12–18, 2016. The objective of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’s homeland security market and to assist U.S. companies pursue export opportunities in this sector. The mission is intended to include representatives from leading U.S. companies that provide state-ofthe-art security and safety equipment. The mission will visit Kuwait City, Riyadh and Dhahran, where participants SUMMARY: 76669 will receive market briefings and participate in customized meetings with key safety and security officials and prospective partners in the private and public sector. The trade mission will coincide with the IFSEC exhibition scheduled in Riyadh from November 14–16, 2016. Trade mission participants will begin their business mission in Kuwait City, where CS Kuwait will arrange meetings with private and public sector officials that would include the procurement division of the Ministry of Interior. The mission will aid participating firms to gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The mission will include one-on-one business appointments with prescreened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; possible meetings with government officials; and networking events. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation will enhance the companies’ ability to secure meetings with senior officials in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. SCHEDULE Saturday, November 12, 2016 ........ Sunday, November 13, 2016 .......... Monday, November 14, 2016 ......... Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 ................. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 ............ Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 ................ D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D Delegates arrive in Kuwait City check-in, participate in ice-breaker event, and rest overnight. Briefing with CS. Business matchmaking sessions. Networking Reception. Meetings with Kuwaiti Government officials. Travel to Riyadh. Ice Breaker event. Business matchmaking sessions. Optional visit to IFSEC. Networking Dinner at Ambassador residence. Optional visit to IFSEC. Business matchmaking sessions. Evening travel to Dhahran. Briefing with U.S. Consulate in Dhahran. Business matchmaking sessions. Site visits to Aramco and Jubail. Networking reception. Web site: Please visit our official mission Web site for more information: http://www.export.gov/trademissions/. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Participation Requirements the first time may apply. A minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 companies will be selected for participation in this mission. All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must complete and submit an application package for consideration by DOC. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. U.S. companies already doing business with Saudi Arabia as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter to the Saudi market for Fees and Expenses contained in the base paper, are performed to enhance the surface characteristics of the paper by imparting a smooth and glossy printing surface. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Dec 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the DOC in the form of a participation fee is required. (The participation fee is $3,300 for large firms and $2,900 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), which covers one representative. The fee for each additional PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 representative is $750) this is just a suggestion. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. Application All interested firms and associations may register via the following link: http://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/ TM/6R0R. Supercalendering and soft nip calendering also increase the density of the base paper. E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 237 (Thursday, December 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76668-76669]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-122-854]


Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Countervailing Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the 
Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on supercalendered 
paper (SC paper) from Canada.

DATES: Effective Date: December 10, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mermelstein or Toby Vandall, AD/
CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1391 and (202) 482-1664, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 20, 2015, the Department published its final affirmative 
determination in the countervailing duty investigation of SC paper from 
Canada.\1\ On December 3, 2015, the ITC notified the Department of its 
final determination pursuant to section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (Act), that an industry in the United States is 
materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of subject 
merchandise from Canada.\2\
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    \1\ See Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Final Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination, 80 FR 63535 (October 20, 2015).
    \2\ See Supercalendered Paper from Canada (Investigation No. 
701-TA-530 (Final), USITC Publication 4583, December 2015).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is SC paper. For a complete 
description of the scope of the order, see Appendix 1 to this notice.

Countervailing Duty Order

    In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, 
the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination that the 
industry in the United States producing SC paper is materially injured 
by reason of subsidized imports of SC paper from Canada. Therefore, in 
accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this 
countervailing duty order.
    As a result of the ITC's final determination, in accordance with 
section 706(a) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the 
Department, countervailing duties on unliquidated entries of SC paper 
from Canada entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after August 3, 2015, the date on which the Department published its 
preliminary countervailing duty determination in the Federal 
Register,\3\ and before December 1, 2015, the date on which the 
Department instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation 
in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) of the Act 
states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary 
determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. 
Therefore, entries of SC paper made on or after December 1, 2015, and 
prior to the date of publication of the ITC's final determination in 
the Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of 
countervailing duties due to the Department's discontinuation, 
effective December 1, 2015, of the suspension of liquidation.
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    \3\ See Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Preliminary 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 80 FR 45951 (August 
3, 2015).
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will 
direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of SC paper 
from Canada, effective the date of publication of the ITC's notice of 
final determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon 
further instruction by the Department pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of 
the Act, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject 
merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates 
for the subject merchandise. On or after the date of publication of the 
ITC's final injury determination in the Federal Register, CBP must 
require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated 
duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the rates noted 
below:

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                                                               Subsidy
                          Company                                rate
                                                              (percent)
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Port Hawkesbury Paper LP, 6879900 Canada Inc., Port                20.18
 Hawkesbury Investments Ltd., Port Hawkesbury Paper GP,
 Port Hawkesbury Paper Holdings Ltd., Port Hawkesbury Paper
 Inc., and Pacific West Commercial Corporation
 (collectively, Port Hawkesbury)...........................
Resolute FP Canada Inc., Fibrek General Partnership, Forest        17.87
 Products Mauricie LP, Produits Forestriers Petit-Paris
 Inc., and Soci[eacute]t[eacute] en Commandite Scierie
 Opitciwan (collectively, Resolute)........................
All Others.................................................        18.85
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    This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect 
to SC paper from Canada pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. 
Interested parties may contact the Department's Central Records Unit, 
Room B8024 of the main Commerce Building, for copies of an updated list 
of countervailing duty orders currently in effect.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with section 
706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

     Dated: December 4, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix 1

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is supercalendered paper 
(SC paper). SC paper is uncoated paper that has undergone a 
calendering process in which the base sheet, made of pulp and filler 
(typically, but not limited to, clay, talc, or other mineral 
additive), is processed through a set of supercalenders, a 
supercalender, or a soft nip calender operation.\1\
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    \1\ Supercalendering and soft nip calendering processing, in 
conjunction with the mineral filler contained in the base paper, are 
performed to enhance the surface characteristics of the paper by 
imparting a smooth and glossy printing surface. Supercalendering and 
soft nip calendering also increase the density of the base paper.

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    The scope of this order covers all SC paper regardless of basis 
weight, brightness, opacity, smoothness, or grade, and whether in 
rolls or in sheets. Further, the scope covers all SC paper that 
meets the scope definition regardless of the type of pulp fiber or 
filler material used to produce the paper.
    Specifically excluded from the scope are imports of paper 
printed with final content of printed text or graphics.
    Subject merchandise primarily enters under Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 4802.61.3035, but 
may also enter under subheadings 4802.61.3010, 4802.62.3000, 
4802.62.6020, and 4802.69.3000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the scope of the order is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2015-31196 Filed 12-9-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P