Potassium Permanganate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2014 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 7751-7753 [2016-03073]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 16, 2016 / Notices Final Results of Review Cash Deposit Requirements As a result of our review, we determine the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist for the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. The following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of PET Film from India entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the company under review will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is de minimis, i.e., less than 0.5 percent, then the cash deposit rate will be zero); (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published in the completed segment for the most recent period for that company; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-thanfair-value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the completed segment for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm covered in this or any other completed segment of this proceeding, then the cash deposit rate will be the all others rate for this proceeding, 5.71 percent. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Producer or exporter Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Jindal Poly Films Limited 6 ... SRF Limited .......................... Ester Industries Limited ........ Garware Polyester Ltd .......... Polyplex Corporation Limited Vacmet .................................. 0.59 0.00 0.59 0.59 0.59 0.59 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), the Department determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise, in accordance with the final results of this review. The Department will issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of review. We will instruct CBP to liquidate entries of merchandise produced and/or exported by the aforementioned companies. The Department will calculate importerspecific assessment rates for Jindal. Where the respondent reported the entered value for its sales, the Department calculates importer-specific ad valorem assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of those same sales.7 However, where the respondent did not report the entered value for its sales, the Department calculates importer-specific per-unit duty assessment rates. We will instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem assessment rate as indicated above to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced and/or exported by the four non-selected companies Ester Industries Limited, Garware Polyester Ltd, Polyplex Corporation Limited, and Vacmet. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties any entries produced and/or exported by SRF during the POR.8 6 The Initiation Notice lists the company as Jindal Poly Films Limited of India. 7 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). 8 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1). VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:15 Feb 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notifications to Interested Parties This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7751 The Department is issuing and publishing these final results of administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 8, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I. Summary II. Background Scope of the Order III. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether To Exclude Certain Sales From the Margin Calculation Comment 2: Whether To Grant a Quantity Discount Adjustment to Jindal Comment 3: G&A Expense and Interest Expense Ratio Comment 4: Differential Pricing [FR Doc. 2016–03083 Filed 2–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–001] Potassium Permanganate From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2014 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request by Pacific Accelerator Limited (‘‘PAL’’), the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on potassium permanganate from the People’s Republic of China (the ‘‘PRC’’) for the period of review (‘‘POR’’) January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.1 The Department preliminarily determines that PAL sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (‘‘NV’’) during the POR. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective February 16, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker or Javier Barrientos, AD/CVD AGENCY: 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China, 49 FR 3897 (January 31, 1984). E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 7752 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 16, 2016 / Notices Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202–482–0413 or 202–482– 2243, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 2, 2015, the Department initiated an administrative review of the antidumping order on potassium permanganate from the PRC.2 Between April and September 2015, the Department sent AD questionnaires and supplemental questionnaires to PAL, to which it responded in a timely manner. On October 5, 2015, the Department partially extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results until November 2, 2015.3 On October 27, 2015, the Department fully extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results until February 1, 2016.4 As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll all administrative deadlines due to the recent closure of the Federal Government. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by four business days. The revised deadline for the preliminary results of this administrative review is now February 5, 2016.5 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order Imports covered by the order are shipments of potassium permanganate, an inorganic chemical produced in freeflowing, technical, and pharmaceutical grades. Potassium permanganate is currently classifiable under item 2841.61.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS item number is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 11166 (March 2, 2015) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 3 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2014 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated October 5, 2015. 4 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2014 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated October 27, 2015. 5 See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting A/S for Enforcement & Compliance, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During Snowstorm Jonas,’’ dated January 27, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:15 Feb 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 description of the merchandise remains dispositive. Exporter Methodology The Department conducted this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). Export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a non-market economy (‘‘NME’’) within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV has been calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement aCnd Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. PRC-Wide Entity The Department’s change in policy regarding conditional review of the PRC-wide entity applies to this administrative review.6 Under this policy, the PRC-wide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or the Department selfinitiates, a review of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the PRCwide entity in this review, the entity is not under review and the entity’s rate (i.e., 128.94 percent) is not subject to change. Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist for the period January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014: 6 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pacific Accelerator Limited ......... Weightedaverage margin (USD/ kilogram) 2.20 Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing The Department will disclose the calculations used in our analysis to parties in this review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review in the Federal Register.7 Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.8 Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument (a) a statement of the issue, (b) a brief summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.9 Parties submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the Department’s electronic filing system, ACCESS. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a date and time to be determined. See 19 CFR 351.310(d). Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)–(2). 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2). 8 See E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 16, 2016 / Notices shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.10 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results of this review, the Department will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales to the total entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.11 Where either a respondent’s weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.12 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and nonPRC exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 19 CFR 351.212(b). 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 12 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 8, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Case History 3. Scope of the Order 4. Discussion of the Methodology a. Non-Market Economy Country Status b. Separate Rates c. Surrogate Country d. PRC-Wide Entity e. Determination of Comparison Method f. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis g. Comparisons to Normal Value h. Date of Sale i. Export Price j. Value Added Tax k. Normal Value l. Factor Valuations m. Currency Conversion 5. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–03073 Filed 2–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–825] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2013 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 6, 2015, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India.1 The AGENCY: 10 See 11 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:15 Feb 12, 2016 1 See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip From India: Preliminary Results And Partial Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7753 period of review (POR) is January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.2 Based on an analysis of the comments received, the Department has made changes to the subsidy rate determined for Jindal Poly Films Limited (Jindal). The final subsidy rates are listed in the ‘‘Final Results of Administrative Review’’ section below. DATES: Effective date: February 16, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0197. Scope of the Order For the purposes of the order, the products covered are all gauges of raw, pretreated, or primed polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip, whether extruded or coextruded. Excluded are metallized films and other finished films that have had at least one of their surfaces modified by the application of a performance-enhancing resinous or inorganic layer of more than 0.00001 inches thick. Imports of PET film are classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item number 3920.62.00.90. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received The issues raised by Petitioners 3 and Jindal in their case briefs, and Petitioners’ rebuttal brief, are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.4 The issues are Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2013, 80 FR 46956 (August 6, 2015) (Preliminary Results 2013). 2 As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll all administrative deadlines due to the recent closure of the Federal Government. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by four business days. The revised deadline for the final results of this review is now February 8, 2016. See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting A/S for Enforcement & Compliance, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Adminstrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government Closure During Snowstorm Jonas,’’ dated January 27, 2016. 3 DuPont Teijin Films, Inc., Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc. and SKC, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’). 4 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India; 2013,’’ dated concurrently with this notice and herein E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM Continued 16FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 16, 2016)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-001]


Potassium Permanganate From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of the 2014 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: In response to a request by Pacific Accelerator Limited 
(``PAL''), the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is 
conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty (``AD'') 
order on potassium permanganate from the People's Republic of China 
(the ``PRC'') for the period of review (``POR'') January 1, 2014, 
through December 31, 2014.\1\ The Department preliminarily determines 
that PAL sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below 
normal value (``NV'') during the POR. If these preliminary results are 
adopted in the final results, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all 
appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested 
parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Potassium Permanganate from the 
People's Republic of China, 49 FR 3897 (January 31, 1984).

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DATES: Effective February 16, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker or Javier Barrientos, AD/
CVD

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Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202-482-0413 
or 202-482-2243, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On March 2, 2015, the Department initiated an administrative review 
of the antidumping order on potassium permanganate from the PRC.\2\ 
Between April and September 2015, the Department sent AD questionnaires 
and supplemental questionnaires to PAL, to which it responded in a 
timely manner. On October 5, 2015, the Department partially extended 
the deadline for issuing the preliminary results until November 2, 
2015.\3\ On October 27, 2015, the Department fully extended the 
deadline for issuing the preliminary results until February 1, 2016.\4\ 
As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion 
to toll all administrative deadlines due to the recent closure of the 
Federal Government. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding 
have been extended by four business days. The revised deadline for the 
preliminary results of this administrative review is now February 5, 
2016.\5\
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    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 11166 (March 2, 2015) (``Initiation 
Notice'').
    \3\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
``Potassium Permanganate from the People's Republic of China: 
Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2014 Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review,'' dated October 5, 2015.
    \4\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
``Potassium Permanganate from the People's Republic of China: 
Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2014 Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review,'' dated October 27, 2015.
    \5\ See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting A/S 
for Enforcement & Compliance, regarding ``Tolling of Administrative 
Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During Snowstorm 
Jonas,'' dated January 27, 2016.
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Scope of the Order

    Imports covered by the order are shipments of potassium 
permanganate, an inorganic chemical produced in free-flowing, 
technical, and pharmaceutical grades. Potassium permanganate is 
currently classifiable under item 2841.61.00 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). Although the HTSUS item 
number is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the merchandise remains dispositive.

Methodology

    The Department conducted this review in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the ``Act''). Export prices have been calculated in accordance with 
section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a non-market economy 
(``NME'') within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV has been 
calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically 
via Enforcement aCnd Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (``ACCESS''). ACCESS is available 
to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all 
parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department 
of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

PRC-Wide Entity

    The Department's change in policy regarding conditional review of 
the PRC-wide entity applies to this administrative review.\6\ Under 
this policy, the PRC-wide entity will not be under review unless a 
party specifically requests, or the Department self-initiates, a review 
of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the PRC-wide 
entity in this review, the entity is not under review and the entity's 
rate (i.e., 128.94 percent) is not subject to change.
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    \6\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013).
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Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period January 1, 2014, 
through December 31, 2014:

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                          Exporter                              margin
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Pacific Accelerator Limited.................................        2.20
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Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    The Department will disclose the calculations used in our analysis 
to parties in this review within five days of the date of publication 
of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the 
date of publication of these preliminary results of review in the 
Federal Register.\7\ Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to 
issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days after 
the time limit for filing case briefs.\8\ Parties who submit arguments 
are requested to submit with the argument (a) a statement of the issue, 
(b) a brief summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.\9\ 
Parties submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the Department's 
electronic filing system, ACCESS.
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)-(2).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance within 30 days of the date of 
publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party's 
name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and 
(3) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the 
hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and 
rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department 
intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a date and 
time to be determined. See 19 CFR 351.310(d). Parties should confirm by 
telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before 
the scheduled date.
    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis 
of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication 
of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and CBP

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shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by 
this review.\10\ The Department intends to issue assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final 
results of this review.
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    For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average 
dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final 
results of this review, the Department will calculate importer-specific 
assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of 
dumping calculated for the importer's examined sales to the total 
entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where 
an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de 
minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate 
duties at the time of liquidation.\11\ Where either a respondent's 
weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- 
(or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, the 
Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without 
regard to antidumping duties.\12\
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the 
subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by 
sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above 
that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that 
established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is 
zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for 
previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not 
listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing 
exporter-specific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject 
merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, 
the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for 
all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received 
their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to 
the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: February 8, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Case History
3. Scope of the Order
4. Discussion of the Methodology
    a. Non-Market Economy Country Status
    b. Separate Rates
    c. Surrogate Country
    d. PRC-Wide Entity
    e. Determination of Comparison Method
    f. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis
    g. Comparisons to Normal Value
    h. Date of Sale
    i. Export Price
    j. Value Added Tax
    k. Normal Value
    l. Factor Valuations
    m. Currency Conversion
5. Recommendation

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