Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 2171 [2016-00741]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 10 / Friday, January 15, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–031] Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective date: January 15, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Galantucci at (202) 482–2923, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 17, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of certain iron mechanical transfer drive components from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than January 21, 2015. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 See Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 80 FR 73722 (November 25, 2015). Jkt 238001 [FR Doc. 2016–00741 Filed 1–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [A–549–821] Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, if the Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, and that the case is extraordinarily complicated such that additional time is necessary to make the preliminary determination, section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act allows the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the administering authority initiated the investigation. We have concluded that the parties concerned are cooperating and that the case is extraordinarily complicated, such that we will need more time to make the preliminary determination. Specifically, the Department finds that the instant case is extraordinarily complicated by reason of the number and complexity of the alleged countervailable subsidy 20:01 Jan 14, 2016 Dated: January 11, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. International Trade Administration Postponement of the Preliminary Determination VerDate Sep<11>2014 practices, and the need to determine the extent to which particular alleged countervailable subsidies are used by individual manufacturers, producers and exporters. Additionally, the Department notes that we issued questionnaires to the respondents in this case on December 18, 2015. The due date for these questionnaires is January 25, 2016, which is after the unextended preliminary determination date. For these reasons, the Department will extend the deadline for completion of the preliminary determination by 65 days (i.e., 130 days after the date of initiation of this investigation). However, because 65 days following the current deadline falls on a Saturday, the new deadline is Monday, March 28, 2016.2 This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(l).3 Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review in part on polyethylene retail carrier bags from Thailand for the period of review (POR) August 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015. DATES: Effective date: January 15, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andre Gziryan, AD/CVD Operations Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2201. AGENCY: 2 See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 3 We acknowledge that the Department inadvertently did not notify the parties to this investigation of this postponement within the timeframe provided in section 703(c)(2) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2171 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 3, 2015, we published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags from Thailand for the POR August 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015.1 On October 6, 2015, in response to timely requests from the petitioners 2 and in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags from Thailand with respect to 45 companies.3 On December 18, 2015, the petitioners withdrew their request for an administrative review for 44 out of 45 companies.4 No other party requested a review. Rescission of Administrative Review in Part Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, ‘‘in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 80 FR 45952 (August 3, 2015). 2 Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bag Committee and its individual members, Hilex Poly Co., LLC and Superbag Corporation (collectively, the petitioners). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 60356 (October 6, 2015). 4 The 44 companies for which the petitioners have withdrawn their request for a review are as follows: 2 P Work Co., Ltd., 2PK Interplas Co., Ltd., Angkapol Plastech Co., Ltd., Asia Industry Co., Ltd., Asian Packaging Limited Partnership, Bags and Gloves Co., Ltd., Completely Co., Ltd., C.P. Poly Industry Co., Ltd., CT Import-Export Co., Ltd., Dpac Inter. Corporation Co., Ltd., DTOP Co., Ltd., Ecoplas (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Elite Poly and Packaging Co., Ltd., Firstpack Co. Ltd., G.L.K. (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Green Smile Supply Co., Ltd., Hinwiset Packaging Limited Partnership, King Bag Co., Ltd., King Pac Industrial Co., Ltd., KPA Packing & Product Co., Ltd., Napa Plastic Co., Ltd., Naraipak Co., Ltd., NKD Intertrade Limited Partnership, NNN Packaging Limited Partnership, Northeast Pack Company Limited, P.C.S. International Company Limited, Pasiam Ltd., Partnership, PMC Innopack Co., Ltd., Poly Plast (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Poly World Co., Ltd., PPN Plaspack Limited Partnership, Prepack Thailand Co., Ltd., PSSP Plaspack Co., Ltd., SSGT Products Limited Partnership, Super Grip Co., Ltd., T.P. Plaspack Co., Ltd., T.T.P. Packaging (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Thantawan Industry Public Co., Ltd., Triple B Pack Co., Ltd., Triyamook Vanich Limited Partnership, Two Path Plaspack Co., Ltd., Udomrutpanich Limited Partnership, Win Win and Pro Pack Co. Ltd., and Winbest Industrial (Thailand) Co., Ltd. See letter from the petitioners to the Department, ‘‘Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from Thailand: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review’’ (December 18, 2015). No withdrawal was requested for K. International Packing Co., Ltd. E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-031]


Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From the 
People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination 
in the Countervailing Duty Investigation

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

DATES: Effective date: January 15, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Galantucci at (202) 482-2923, 
AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 17, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of certain iron 
mechanical transfer drive components from the People's Republic of 
China.\1\ Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than 
January 21, 2015.
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    \1\ See Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From 
the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigation, 80 FR 73722 (November 25, 2015).
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Postponement of the Preliminary Determination

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD 
investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department 
initiated the investigation. However, if the Department concludes that 
the parties concerned are cooperating, and that the case is 
extraordinarily complicated such that additional time is necessary to 
make the preliminary determination, section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act 
allows the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination 
until no later than 130 days after the date on which the administering 
authority initiated the investigation. We have concluded that the 
parties concerned are cooperating and that the case is extraordinarily 
complicated, such that we will need more time to make the preliminary 
determination. Specifically, the Department finds that the instant case 
is extraordinarily complicated by reason of the number and complexity 
of the alleged countervailable subsidy practices, and the need to 
determine the extent to which particular alleged countervailable 
subsidies are used by individual manufacturers, producers and 
exporters.
    Additionally, the Department notes that we issued questionnaires to 
the respondents in this case on December 18, 2015. The due date for 
these questionnaires is January 25, 2016, which is after the unextended 
preliminary determination date. For these reasons, the Department will 
extend the deadline for completion of the preliminary determination by 
65 days (i.e., 130 days after the date of initiation of this 
investigation). However, because 65 days following the current deadline 
falls on a Saturday, the new deadline is Monday, March 28, 2016.\2\
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    \2\ See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next Business 
Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to 
the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).
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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(l).\3\
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    \3\ We acknowledge that the Department inadvertently did not 
notify the parties to this investigation of this postponement within 
the timeframe provided in section 703(c)(2) of the Act.

    Dated: January 11, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-00741 Filed 1-14-16; 8:45 am]
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