Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 12875-12876 [2016-05570]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Notices occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: March 4, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology A. Normal Value Comparisons 1. Determination of Comparison Method 2. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis B. Product Comparisons C. Constructed Export Price D. Normal Value 1. Home Market Viability and Selection of Comparison Market 2. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm’sLength Test 3. Level of Trade (LOT) E. Cost of Production (COP) Analysis 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test F. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison Market Prices G. Calculation of NV Based on CV H. Currency Conversion V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–05566 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–868] Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large residential washers from the Republic of Korea. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015. The review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, LG Electronics, Inc. (LGE). We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by LGE have been made at prices below normal value (NV). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 DATES: Effective Date: March 11, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–4136. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are all large residential washers and certain subassemblies thereof from Korea. The products are currently classifiable under subheadings 8450.20.0040 and 8450.20.0080 of the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive.1 Methodology The Department conducted this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price and constructed export price are calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. NV is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov and 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 at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1 A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the memorandum entitled ‘‘Large Residential Washers from Korea: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014– 2015,’’ dated concurrently with and adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12875 is attached as an Appendix to this notice. Preliminary Results of the Review 2 As a result of this review, the Department preliminarily determines that a weighted-average margin of 1.64 percent exists for LGE for the period February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015. Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose the calculations performed to parties in this segment of the proceeding 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 not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.3 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.4 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. 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, U.S. Department of Commerce. All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed request must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.5 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. 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 time and date to be determined.6 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and 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. 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. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by four business days. 3 See 19 CFR 351.309(c). 4 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 5 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 6 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 12876 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Notices location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless the deadline is extended.7 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.8 We calculated importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of the examined sales to that importer. We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis. Where either the exporter’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or the importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.9 We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for LGE will be the rate established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in 7 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). 8 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). 9 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8103 (February 14, 2012); 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 11.80 percent, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.10 These 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) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/ or countervailing 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 and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: March 4, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology A. NV Comparisons 1. Determination of Comparison Method 2. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis B. Product Comparisons C. EP and CEP D. NV 1. Home Market Viability and Selection of Comparison Market 2. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm’sLength Test 3. Level of Trade (LOT) E. Cost of Production (COP) Analysis 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test F. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison Market Prices G. Calculation of NV Based on CV H. Currency Conversion 10 See Large Residential Washers From Mexico and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders, 78 FR 11148 (February 15, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–05570 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–835] Furfuryl Alcohol From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on furfuryl alcohol from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015. The review covers one exporter of subject merchandise.1 The Department preliminarily finds that the mandatory respondent, Qingdao WenKem Co., Ltd. (‘‘WenKem’’), has not demonstrated that it is eligible for a separate rate in this segment of the proceeding, and therefore, for the preliminary results, we are treating it as part of the PRC-wide entity. DATES: Effective March 11, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mandy Mallott, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6430. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 3, 2015, the Department initiated the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on furfuryl alcohol from the PRC.2 On September 8, 2015, the Department issued an antidumping questionnaire to WenKem. WenKem submitted an entry of appearance on September 30, 2015, and on October 22, 2015, WenKem submitted a letter to the Department stating that it did not export furfuryl alcohol to the United States during the POR.3 However, U.S. Customs and 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 45947 (August 3, 2015) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 2 See Initiation Notice. 3 See letters from WenKem, ‘‘ENTRY OF APPEARANCE A–570–835, Administrative Review of the Antidumping Order on Furfuryl Alcohol from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the Period 6/1/2014 through 5/31/2015,’’ dated September 30, E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 48 (Friday, March 11, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12875-12876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-868]


Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary 
Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large 
residential washers from the Republic of Korea. The period of review 
(POR) is February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015. The review covers 
one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, LG Electronics, Inc. 
(LGE). We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by 
LGE have been made at prices below normal value (NV). We invite 
interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective Date: March 11, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-
4136.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are all large residential washers 
and certain subassemblies thereof from Korea. The products are 
currently classifiable under subheadings 8450.20.0040 and 8450.20.0080 
of the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS). Products 
subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 
8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this 
scope is dispositive.\1\
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    \1\ A full description of the scope of the order is contained in 
the memorandum entitled ``Large Residential Washers from Korea: 
Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015,'' dated concurrently with and 
adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this review in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 
Export price and constructed export price are calculated in accordance 
with section 772 of the Act. NV is calculated in accordance with 
section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, 
which is hereby adopted by this notice. The Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at http://access.trade.gov and 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The 
signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of 
the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached 
as an Appendix to this notice.

Preliminary Results of the Review \2\
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    \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. 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. 
All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended 
by four business days.
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    As a result of this review, the Department preliminarily determines 
that a weighted-average margin of 1.64 percent exists for LGE for the 
period February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
segment of the proceeding 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 not later than 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice.\3\ Rebuttal briefs, 
limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later 
than five days after the date for filing case briefs.\4\ Pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or 
rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each 
argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the 
argument; and (3) a table of authorities.
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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c).
    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
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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, U.S. Department of Commerce. 
All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An 
electronically filed request must be received successfully in its 
entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, within 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice.\5\ Requests should 
contain the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of 
participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. 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 time and date to be determined.\6\ 
Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and

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location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of its analysis of issues 
raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, unless the deadline is extended.\7\
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    \7\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, 
and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.\8\
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b).
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    We calculated importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates 
based on the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated 
for the examined sales to the total entered value of the examined sales 
to that importer. We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on 
all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-
specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review 
is above de minimis. Where either the exporter's weighted-average 
dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or the importer-specific 
assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to 
liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping 
duties.\9\
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    \9\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8103 (February 14, 
2012); 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
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    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the 
publication date of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for LGE will be the 
rate established in the final results of this review, except if the 
rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the 
meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate 
will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not 
participating in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be 
the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if 
the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or 
the original investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit 
rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the 
manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all 
other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 11.80 percent, the 
all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value 
investigation.\10\ These requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.
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    \10\ See Large Residential Washers From Mexico and the Republic 
of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders, 78 FR 11148 (February 15, 2013).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing 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 and/or 
countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double 
antidumping duties.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: March 4, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Methodology
    A. NV Comparisons
    1. Determination of Comparison Method
    2. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
    B. Product Comparisons
    C. EP and CEP
    D. NV
    1. Home Market Viability and Selection of Comparison Market
    2. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm's-Length Test
    3. Level of Trade (LOT)
    E. Cost of Production (COP) Analysis
    1. Calculation of COP
    2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices
    3. Results of the COP Test
    F. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison Market Prices
    G. Calculation of NV Based on CV
    H. Currency Conversion
V. Recommendation

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