Certain Steel Grating From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015, 21843-21845 [2016-08500]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / Notices advisory committee. The IAC shall advise the Secretary on U.S. government policies and programs that affect FDI; identify and recommend programs and policies to help the United States attract and retain FDI; and recommend ways to support the position of the United States as the world’s preeminent destination for FDI. The IAC shall act as a liaison among the stakeholders represented by the membership and shall provide a forum for the stakeholders on current and emerging issues regarding FDI. The IAC shall report to the Secretary on its activities and recommendations regarding FDI. 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All relevant contact information, including mailing address, fax, email, phone number, and support staff information where relevant. Dated: April 7, 2016. Li Zhou, Deputy Director, Office of Advisory Committees & Industry Outreach. [FR Doc. 2016–08499 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–947] Certain Steel Grating From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014– 2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective April 13, 2016. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel grating (‘‘steel grating’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) for the period of review (‘‘POR’’) July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. This review covers two PRC companies.1 The Department preliminarily finds that Ningbo Haitian has not demonstrated its eligibility for separate rate status and is, thus, part of the PRC-wide entity. The Department preliminarily finds that Yantai Xinke made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. SUMMARY: 1 The companies under review are Ningbo Haitian International Co., Ltd. (‘‘Ningbo Haitian’’) and Yantai Xinke Steel Structure Co., Ltd. (‘‘Yantai Xinke’’). E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 21844 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / Notices Lilit Astvatsatrian, 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) 482–6412. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this administrative review on September 2, 2015.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum,3 which 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. 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 April 7, 2016.4 load-bearing pieces and cross pieces, joined by any assembly process.5 This merchandise is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item number 7308.90.7000. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Methodology The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). For a full discussion of the decisions taken in these preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Separate Rates Ningbo Haitian failed to submit a separate rate application or separate rate certification. Therefore, the Department preliminarily determines that Ningbo Haitian has not demonstrated its eligibility for a separate rate status and is part of the PRC-wide entity.6 The PRC-wide entity rate is 145.18 percent. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain steel grating, consisting of two or more pieces of steel, including Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Yantai Xinke submitted a timely-filed certification that it had no exports, sales, or entries of subject merchandise during the POR.7 Additionally, our inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) did not identify any POR entries of Yantai Xinke’s subject merchandise. Based on the foregoing, the Department preliminarily determines that Yantai Xinke did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR. For additional information regarding this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Consistent with our practice in NME cases, the Department is not rescinding this administrative review for Yantai Xinke, but intends to complete the review and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.8 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 53106 (September 2, 2015) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 3 See Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Steel Grating from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’), from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 4 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. 5 For the full scope of the order, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 2–3. 6 See Initiation Notice, 80 FR 53106, 53107 (‘‘All firms listed below that wish to qualify for separate rate status in the administrative reviews involving NME countries must complete, as appropriate, either a separate rate application or certification. . .’’); Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 3. 7 See Letter from Yantai Xinke to the Department, Re: ‘‘Certain Steel Grating from the People’s Republic of China: A–570–947; No Shipment Certification,’’ dated September 30, 2015. 8 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694–95 (October 24, 2011) (‘‘NME AD Assessment’’) and the ‘‘Assessment Rates’’ section, below. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Apr 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that Ningbo Haitian is not eligible for separate rates status. Moreover, the Department preliminarily determines that Yantai Xinke did not have reviewable transactions during the POR. 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).9 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 review 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 Time, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.10 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. Unless extended, 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. 9 See also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 10 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / Notices Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.11 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 any entries of subject merchandise from Ningbo Haitian at 145.18 percent (the PRC-wide rate). Additionally, pursuant to the Department’s practice in NME cases, if we continue to determine that Yantai Xinke had no shipments of subject merchandise, any suspended entries of subject merchandise from Yantai Xinke will be liquidated at the PRC-wide rate.12 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Ningbo Haitian, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-wide rate of 145.18 percent; and (3) for all nonPRC 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 11 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). a full discussion of this practice, see NME AD Assessment, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). 12 For VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Apr 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: April 6, 2016. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Results Decision Memorandum Summary Background Scope of the Order Discussion of the Methodology Non-Market Economy Country Status PRC-wide Entity Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–08500 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for Assessing Alkali-Silica Reaction Degradation of Concrete Consortium National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for information. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is establishing the Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques for Assessing alkali-silica reaction (ASR) Degradation of Concrete Consortium (‘‘Consortium’’) and invites organizations to participate in this Consortium. The Consortium will examine non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies that can be used to determine the presence and the evolution of ASR in concrete members. This notice is the initial step for the Consortium to provide participants’ access to NIST concrete specimens constructed as large reinforced concrete blocks with ASR reactive aggregates (‘‘NIST ASR Specimens’’). Participants will use NIST ASR Specimens to determine whether NDE technologies are effective in identifying and quantifying degree of expansion and degradation of concrete members due to ASR. Participation in this Consortium is open to all eligible organizations, as described below. DATES: NIST will accept responses for participation in this Consortium from prospective participants until May 13, 2016. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21845 Information in response to this notice and requests for additional information about the Consortium can be directed via mail to Fahim Sadek, NIST Consortium Manager, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, or via electronic mail to fahim.sadek@nist.gov. ADDRESSES: For further information about partnership opportunities or about terms and conditions of NIST’s Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), please contact Honeyeh Zube, CRADA and License Officer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Technology Partnerships Office, by written correspondence to 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 2200, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, by electronic mail to honeyeh.zube@nist.gov, or by telephone at (301) 975–2209. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ASR is a concrete degradation mechanism in which the alkalis that are typically found in Portland cement react with certain amorphous or micro-crystalline siliceous phases in the aggregate and, in the presence of moisture, form an expansive gel. The gel generates macroscopic expansions within the concrete, which causes the concrete to crack and change its mechanical properties. NIST and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are engaged in ongoing research to develop a standardized method for quantifying the degree of degradation resulting from ASR. NIST’s research includes the construction of four large reinforced concrete specimens with a length of 16 feet and a cross section of 3.5 feet by 6 feet. Three of the specimens will be cast with reactive aggregates resulting in low-, mid-, and high-ASR expansion, while the fourth specimen will be cast with non-reactive aggregates. The NIST ASR Specimens will be conditioned in a large curing chamber at the NIST, under controlled temperature and humidity, for a duration of three (3) years. The purpose of this Consortium is for participants to evaluate technologies that can be used to quantify the magnitude and evolution of expansion and degradation in structural concrete members. The intent is for eligible participants to use the NIST ASR Specimens as a testbed, free of charge, for experimenting with various noninvasive, non-destructive techniques to detect and monitor the progress of the concrete degradation over time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-947]


Certain Steel Grating From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Administrative Review and 
Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015

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

DATES: Effective April 13, 2016.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel 
grating (``steel grating'') from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC'') for the period of review (``POR'') July 1, 2014, through June 
30, 2015. This review covers two PRC companies.\1\ The Department 
preliminarily finds that Ningbo Haitian has not demonstrated its 
eligibility for separate rate status and is, thus, part of the PRC-wide 
entity. The Department preliminarily finds that Yantai Xinke made no 
shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on these preliminary results of review.
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    \1\ The companies under review are Ningbo Haitian International 
Co., Ltd. (``Ningbo Haitian'') and Yantai Xinke Steel Structure Co., 
Ltd. (``Yantai Xinke'').

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lilit Astvatsatrian, 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-
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6412.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Department published the notice of initiation of this 
administrative review on September 2, 2015.\2\ For a complete 
description of the events that followed the initiation of this 
administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum,\3\ 
which 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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    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 53106 (September 2, 2015) 
(``Initiation Notice'').
    \3\ See Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Steel Grating from 
the People's Republic of China (``Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum''), from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Ronald K. 
Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance.
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    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 
April 7, 2016.\4\
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    \4\ 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.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are certain steel grating, 
consisting of two or more pieces of steel, including load-bearing 
pieces and cross pieces, joined by any assembly process.\5\ This 
merchandise is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States (``HTSUS'') under item number 7308.90.7000. While 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is 
dispositive.
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    \5\ For the full scope of the order, see Preliminary Decision 
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). For a 
full discussion of the decisions taken in these preliminary results, 
see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Separate Rates

    Ningbo Haitian failed to submit a separate rate application or 
separate rate certification. Therefore, the Department preliminarily 
determines that Ningbo Haitian has not demonstrated its eligibility for 
a separate rate status and is part of the PRC-wide entity.\6\ The PRC-
wide entity rate is 145.18 percent.
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    \6\ See Initiation Notice, 80 FR 53106, 53107 (``All firms 
listed below that wish to qualify for separate rate status in the 
administrative reviews involving NME countries must complete, as 
appropriate, either a separate rate application or certification. . 
.''); Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 3.
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Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Yantai Xinke submitted a timely-filed certification that it had no 
exports, sales, or entries of subject merchandise during the POR.\7\ 
Additionally, our inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(``CBP'') did not identify any POR entries of Yantai Xinke's subject 
merchandise. Based on the foregoing, the Department preliminarily 
determines that Yantai Xinke did not have any reviewable transactions 
during the POR. For additional information regarding this 
determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \7\ See Letter from Yantai Xinke to the Department, Re: 
``Certain Steel Grating from the People's Republic of China: A-570-
947; No Shipment Certification,'' dated September 30, 2015.
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    Consistent with our practice in NME cases, the Department is not 
rescinding this administrative review for Yantai Xinke, but intends to 
complete the review and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on 
the final results of the review.\8\
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    \8\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694-95 (October 24, 2011) 
(``NME AD Assessment'') and the ``Assessment Rates'' section, below.
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Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that Ningbo Haitian is not 
eligible for separate rates status. Moreover, the Department 
preliminarily determines that Yantai Xinke did not have reviewable 
transactions during the POR.

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).\9\ 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 review 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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    \9\ 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 Time, within 30 days after the date of publication 
of this notice.\10\ 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.
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Unless extended, 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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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review.\11\ 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 any entries of subject merchandise from Ningbo Haitian at 
145.18 percent (the PRC-wide rate).
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
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    Additionally, pursuant to the Department's practice in NME cases, 
if we continue to determine that Yantai Xinke had no shipments of 
subject merchandise, any suspended entries of subject merchandise from 
Yantai Xinke will be liquidated at the PRC-wide rate.\12\
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    \12\ For a full discussion of this practice, see NME AD 
Assessment, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
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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 Ningbo Haitian, the cash 
deposit rate will be the PRC-wide rate of 145.18 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: April 6, 2016.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Results Decision Memorandum

Summary
Background
Scope of the Order
Discussion of the Methodology
Non-Market Economy Country Status
PRC-wide Entity
Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
Recommendation

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