Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 13326-13327 [2016-05688]

Download as PDF jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 13326 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2016 / Notices or slit, etc.) provided that it maintains the specific dimensions of sheet and strip set forth above following such processing. The products described include products regardless of shape, and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular crosssection where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’ (e.g., products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced above: (1) Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set forth above; and (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product (e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular cross-section, the width of certain products with nonrectangular shape, etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted element levels listed above, are within the scope of this investigation unless specifically excluded. Subject merchandise includes stainless steel sheet and strip that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to cold-rolling, annealing, tempering, polishing, aluminizing, coating, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the stainless steel sheet and strip. Excluded from the scope of this investigation are the following: (1) Sheet and strip that is not annealed or otherwise heat treated and not pickled or otherwise descaled; (2) plate (i.e., flat-rolled stainless steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more); and (3) flat wire (i.e., cold-rolled sections, with a mill edge, rectangular in shape, of a width of not more than 9.5 mm). The products under investigation are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7219.13.0031, 7219.13.0051, 7219.13.0071, 7219.13.0081, 7219.14.0030, 7219.14.0065, 7219.14.0090, 7219.23.0030, 7219.23.0060, 7219.24.0030, 7219.24.0060, 7219.32.0005, 7219.32.0020, 7219.32.0025, 7219.32.0035, 7219.32.0036, 7219.32.0038, 7219.32.0042, 7219.32.0044, 7219.32.0045, 7219.32.0060, 7219.33.0005, 7219.33.0020, 7219.33.0025, 7219.33.0035, 7219.33.0036, 7219.33.0038, 7219.33.0042, 7219.33.0044, 7219.33.0045, 7219.33.0070, 7219.33.0080, 7219.34.0005, 7219.34.0020, 7219.34.0025, 7219.34.0030, 7219.34.0035, 7219.34.0050, 7219.35.0005, 7219.35.0015, 7219.35.0030, 7219.35.0035, 7219.35.0050, 7219.90.0010, 7219.90.0020, 7219.90.0025, 7219.90.0060, 7219.90.0080, 7220.12.1000, 7220.12.5000, 7220.20.1010, 7220.20.1015, 7220.20.1060, 7220.20.1080, 7220.20.6005, 7220.20.6010, 7220.20.6015, 7220.20.6060, 7220.20.6080, 7220.20.7005, 7220.20.7010, 7220.20.7015, 7220.20.7060, 7220.20.7080, 7220.90.0010, VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Mar 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 7220.90.0015, 7220.90.0060, and 7220.90.0080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2016–05469 Filed 3–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–806] Silicon Metal From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce DATES: Effective Date: March 14, 2016. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) for the period of review (‘‘POR’’) June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015. This review covers two PRC companies. The Department preliminarily determines that both of the companies under review, Shanghai Jinneng and Shanghai Jinfeng, are part of the PRC-wide entity. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aleksandras Nakutis, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3147. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this administrative review on August 3, 2015.1 The Department has exercised its discretion to toll all administrative deadlines due to the recent closure of the Federal Government because of Snowstorm ‘‘Jonas’’. Thus, all of the deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by four business days. The revised deadline for the preliminary 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 45947 (August 03, 2015) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). The companies under review are: Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Co. Ltd. (‘‘Shanghai Jinneng’’) and Shanghai Jinfeng Hardware Plastics Co. Ltd. (‘‘Shanghai Jinfeng’’). PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 results of review is now March 7, 2016.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 3 that is dated concurrently with, and 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 in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Results Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this review is silicon metal containing at least 96.00 percent, but less than 99.99 percent of silicon by weight. Also covered by this review is silicon metal containing between 89.00 and 96.00 percent silicon by weight but which contains a higher aluminum content than the silicon metal containing at least 96.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon by weight (58 FR 27542, May 10, 1993). Silicon metal is currently provided for under subheadings 2804.69.10 and 2804.69.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (‘‘HTS’’) as a chemical product, but is commonly referred to as a metal. Semiconductor-grade silicon (silicon metal containing by weight not less than 99.99 percent of silicon and provided for in subheading 2804.61.00 of the HTS) is not subject to this order. Although the HTS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description remains dispositive. 2 See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government Closure during Snowstorm Jonas,’’ dated January 27, 2016. 3 See Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Silicon Metal from the People’s Republic of China; 2014–2015 (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’), from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2016 / Notices Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that Shanghai Jinneng and Shanghai Jinfeng are part of the PRCwide entity. No review has been requested for the PRC-wide entity. The PRC-wide rate is 139.49 percent. Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results and may submit case briefs and/or written comments, filed electronically using ACCESS, within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).4 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, will be due five days after the due date for case briefs, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d). Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to submit with each argument a statement of the issue, a summary of the argument not to exceed five pages, and a table of statutes, regulations, and cases cited, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2). 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, filed electronically using ACCESS. Electronically filed case briefs/written comments and hearing requests must be received successfully in their entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.5 Hearing requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those issues raised in the respective case briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date of the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20230. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the 4 See also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 5 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Mar 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.6 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. The Department intends to instruct CBP to liquidate entries of subject merchandise from Shanghai Jinneng and Shanghai Jinfeng, at 139.49 percent (the PRC-wide rate). For a full discussion of this practice, see Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). 13327 review period. 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. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: March 7, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Sections in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum Summary Background Scope of the Order Discussion of the Methodology Non-Market Economy Country Status PRC-Wide Entity Recommendation Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review 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 review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters which are not under review in this segment of the proceeding but which have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (2) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, including Shanghai Jinneng and Shanghai Jinfeng, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-wide entity rate of 139.49 percent; and (3) 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(s) that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. [FR Doc. 2016–05688 Filed 3–11–16; 8:45 am] 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 this FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 6 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–861] Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From India: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) from India are being sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Determination Margins.’’ AGENCY: Effective Date: March 14, 2016. Fred Baker or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2924 or (202) 482– 0649. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-806]


Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

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

DATES: Effective Date: March 14, 2016.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal 
from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period of review 
(``POR'') June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015. This review covers two 
PRC companies. The Department preliminarily determines that both of the 
companies under review, Shanghai Jinneng and Shanghai Jinfeng, are part 
of the PRC-wide entity. Interested parties are invited to comment on 
these preliminary results.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aleksandras Nakutis, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3147.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department published the notice of initiation of this 
administrative review on August 3, 2015.\1\ The Department has 
exercised its discretion to toll all administrative deadlines due to 
the recent closure of the Federal Government because of Snowstorm 
``Jonas''. Thus, all of the deadlines in this segment of the proceeding 
have been extended by four business days. The revised deadline for the 
preliminary results of review is now March 7, 2016.\2\ For a complete 
description of the events that followed the initiation of this 
administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum \3\ that 
is dated concurrently with, and 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 
in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary 
Results Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at 
http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and the 
electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 45947 (August 03, 2015) (``Initiation 
Notice''). The companies under review are: Shanghai Jinneng 
International Trade Co. Ltd. (``Shanghai Jinneng'') and Shanghai 
Jinfeng Hardware Plastics Co. Ltd. (``Shanghai Jinfeng'').
    \2\ See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, regarding 
``Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government 
Closure during Snowstorm Jonas,'' dated January 27, 2016.
    \3\ See Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Silicon Metal from the 
People's Republic of China; 2014-2015 (``Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum''), from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this review is silicon metal containing 
at least 96.00 percent, but less than 99.99 percent of silicon by 
weight. Also covered by this review is silicon metal containing between 
89.00 and 96.00 percent silicon by weight but which contains a higher 
aluminum content than the silicon metal containing at least 96.00 
percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon by weight (58 FR 27542, May 
10, 1993). Silicon metal is currently provided for under subheadings 
2804.69.10 and 2804.69.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (``HTS'') 
as a chemical product, but is commonly referred to as a metal. 
Semiconductor-grade silicon (silicon metal containing by weight not 
less than 99.99 percent of silicon and provided for in subheading 
2804.61.00 of the HTS) is not subject to this order. Although the HTS 
numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description remains dispositive.

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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). For a 
full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that Shanghai Jinneng and 
Shanghai Jinfeng are part of the PRC-wide entity. No review has been 
requested for the PRC-wide entity. The PRC-wide rate is 139.49 percent.

Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary 
results and may submit case briefs and/or written comments, filed 
electronically using ACCESS, within 30 days of the date of publication 
of this notice, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).\4\ Rebuttal 
briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, will be due five 
days after the due date for case briefs, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d). 
Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are 
requested to submit with each argument a statement of the issue, a 
summary of the argument not to exceed five pages, and a table of 
statutes, regulations, and cases cited, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.309(c)(2).
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    \4\ See also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
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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, 
filed electronically using ACCESS. Electronically filed case briefs/
written comments and hearing requests must be received successfully in 
their entirety by the Department's electronic records system, ACCESS, 
by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, within 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice.\5\ Hearing requests should contain: (1) The 
party's name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised 
in the hearing will be limited to those issues raised in the respective 
case briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be 
notified of the time and date of the hearing which will be held at the 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington 
DC 20230. The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the 
issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the 
date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') shall assess, 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review.\6\ The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to 
CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this 
review. The Department intends to instruct CBP to liquidate entries of 
subject merchandise from Shanghai Jinneng and Shanghai Jinfeng, at 
139.49 percent (the PRC-wide rate). For a full discussion of this 
practice, see Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of 
Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
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    \6\ 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 administrative review 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 review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the 
Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC 
exporters which are not under review in this segment of the proceeding 
but which have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to 
be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (2) 
for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found 
to be entitled to a separate rate, including Shanghai Jinneng and 
Shanghai Jinfeng, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-wide entity 
rate of 139.49 percent; and (3) 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(s) 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 this review period. 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.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213.

    Dated: March 7, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Sections in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

Summary
Background
Scope of the Order
Discussion of the Methodology
Non-Market Economy Country Status
PRC-Wide Entity
Recommendation

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