Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 36876-36881 [2016-13533]

Download as PDF 36876 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Background International Trade Administration On September 24, 2015, the CIT issued the Remand Order, directing the Department to reconsider the constructed value (CV) profit rate calculation used in the dumping margin ¨ analysis for Yucel, and granting the Department a voluntary remand to reconsider the duty drawback ¨ adjustment for Yucel.3 On remand, the ¨ Department: (1) Recalculated Yucel’s CV ¨ profit rate by replacing Yucel’s CV profit and CV selling expenses with an aggregate figure representing the calculated CV profit and selling expenses of Borusan Manesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret A.S., the other mandatory respondent in this investigation, pursuant to section 773(e)(2)(B)(ii) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act); and (2) denied a duty drawback adjustment in its entirety ¨ for Yucel in its margin calculation.4 As a result, the estimated weighted-average ¨ dumping margin for Yucel changed. On May 10, 2016, the Court upheld the Final Remand Redetermination in full.5 [A–489–816] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Turkey: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Final Determination of the Less Than Fair Value Investigation and Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 10, 2016, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Final Remand Redetermination 1 pertaining to the lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of certain oil country tubular goods from the Republic of Turkey (OCTG from Turkey).2 Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades), the Department is notifying the public that the CIT’s final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Final Determination, and that the Department is amending the Final Determination with respect to Cayirova Boru Sanayi ve ¸ ¨ Ticaret A.S. and Yucel Boru Ithalat¸ Ihracat ve Pazarlama A.S. (collectively, ¸ ¨ Yucel). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. DATES: Effective May 20, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Hansen or Minoo Hatten, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3683 or (202) 482–1690, respectively. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand (Final Remand Redetermination) in Maverick Tube Corporation et al v. United States, Consol. Court No. 14–00244, Slip Op. 15–107 (Ct. Int’l Trade September 24, 2015) (Remand Order), aff’d Maverick Tube Corporation et al v. United States, Consol. Court No. 14–00244, Slip Op. 16– 46, (Ct. Int’l Trade May 10, 2016). The Final Remand Redetermination is accessible at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/remands/15-107.pdf. 2 See Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Turkey: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Affirmative Final Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 79 FR 41971 (July 18, 2014) (Final Determination). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 appeal or if appealed, pending a final and conclusive court decision. Cash Deposit Requirements Since the Final Determination, the Department has not established a new ¨ cash deposit rate for Yucel. As a result, in accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department will instruct CBP to collect a cash deposit of 13.59 percent, adjusted where appropriate for export subsidies,6 for entries of subject merchandise produced and/or exported ¨ by Yucel, effective May 20, 2016. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(e)(1), 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: May 31, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–13536 Filed 6–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Timken Notice International Trade Administration In its decision in Timken, as clarified by Diamond Sawblades, the CAFC held that, pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Act, the Department must publish a notice of a court decision that is not ‘‘in harmony’’ with a Department determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The CIT’s May 10, 2016, final judgment affirming the Final Remand Redetermination constitutes a final decision of that court which is not in harmony with the Final Determination. This notice is published in fulfillment of the publication requirements of Timken. [A–570–032] Amended Final Determination Because there is now a final court decision, the Department is amending the Final Determination with respect to ¨ Yucel’s weighted-average dumping margin for the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, effective May 20, 2016. The revised weighted-average dumping margin for Cayirova Boru ¸ ¨ Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Yucel Boru ¸ Ithalat-Ihracat ve Pazarlama A.S. ¸ ¨ (collectively, Yucel) is 13.59 percent. Accordingly, the Department will continue the suspension of liquidation pending the expiration of the period of 3 See Remand Order, Slip Op. 15–107 at 25–26, 30–38. 4 See Final Remand Redetermination at 7–9, 24– 28. 5 See Maverick, Slip Op. 16–46 at 11–22. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: 6 See Final Determination, 79 FR at 41972–73 (‘‘In the final determination of the companion countervailing duty investigation on OCTG from Turkey, the Department determined that the all other companies benefitted from export subsidies. Pursuant to sections 735(c)(1) and 772(c)(1)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), the Department will instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the weighted-average dumping margins indicated below, adjusted where appropriate for export subsidies’’); see also Final Results of Remand Redetermination pursuant to the CIT orders in Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret v. United States, 61 F. Supp. 3d 1306 (April 22, 2015) and Maverick Tube Corporation v. United States, Consol. Court No. 14– 00229, Slip Op. 15–59 (June 15, 2015) (accessible at http://enforcement.trade.gov/remands/1559.pdf), and Oil Country Tubular Goods from Turkey: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Final Determination of the Countervailing Duty Investigation; 81 FR 12691, (March 10, 2016) (in which the Department calculated the ‘‘All Others’’ subsidy rate of 2.39 percent, including the countervailable subsidy rate for export subsidies in ¨ the amount of 0.22 percent). Yucel’s cash-deposit rate will be calculated by subtracting the countervailable subsidy rate for export subsidies calculated in the countervailing duty final results of redetermination, 0.22 percent, from the weighted-average dumping margin rate of 13.59 percent, i.e., 13.37 percent. E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that certain iron mechanical transfer drive components (‘‘IMTDC’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). The period of investigation (‘‘POI’’) is April 1, 2015, through September 30, 2015. The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective June 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krisha Hill or Jonathan Hill, 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) 482–4037 or (202) 482– 3518, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on November 25, 2015.1 On December 18, 2015, in accordance with section 777A(c)(2)(B) of the Act, the Department selected the two exporters accounting for the largest volume of IMTDC from the PRC during the POI (i.e., NOK (Wuxi) Vibration Control China Co. Ltd. (‘‘NVCC’’) and Powermach Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Sichuan) (‘‘Powermach’’) as mandatory respondents. Nine other companies filed separate rate applications. On April 19, 2016, NVCC withdrew from participation as a mandatory respondent in the investigation.2 Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department postponed this preliminary LTFV determination by 50 days until May 31, 2016.3 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1 See Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-FairValue Investigations, 80 FR 73716 (November 25, 2016) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 2 See Letter from NVCC to the Secretary of Commerce ‘‘Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from the People’s Republic of China: Withdrawal from Investigations,’’ dated April 19, 2016 (‘‘NVCC Non-Participation Letter’’). 3 See Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 81 FR 12687 (March 10, 2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 that is dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice.4 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public 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 is available to all parties in the Department’s 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 on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical. Tolling and Postponement of Deadline for Preliminary Determination As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the partial closure of the Federal Government due from Snowstorm ‘‘Jonas’’ from January 22, through January 27, 2016. Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by four business days.5 If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with the Department’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day.6 In this case, the deadline is May 31, 2016. Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is iron mechanical transfer drive components. The merchandise subject to this investigation is properly classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 8483.30.8090, 8483.50.6000, 8483.50.9040, 8483.50.9080, 8483.90.3000, 4 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from the People’s Republic of China’’ (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’). 5 See Memorandum for the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government Closure during Snowstorm ‘Jonas’,’’ dated January 27, 2016. 6 See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36877 8483.90.8080. Covered merchandise may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 7325.10.0080, 7325.99.1000, 7326.19.0010, 7326.19.0080, 8431.31.0040, 8431.31.0060, 8431.39.0010, 8431.39.0050, 8431.39.0070, 8431.39.0080, and 8483.50.4000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I to this notice. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to the Department’s regulations,7 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., ‘‘scope’’).8 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation, as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments and rebuttal responses submitted to the record, and an accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments timely received, see the Department’s Scope Memorandum issued concurrently with this notice.9 On March 30, 2016, Petitioner filed an amendment to the scope of the investigation to exclude certain finished torsional vibration dampers (‘‘TVD’’).10 On April 8, 2016, the Department preliminarily excluded TVDs from the scope of the investigation.11 On May 16, 2016, Petitioner filed an additional amendment to the scope to exclude certain light-duty, fixed- and variablepitch, non-synchronous sheaves and certain bushings.12 As discussed in the 7 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 8 See Initiation Notice, 80 FR at 73716. 9 See Memorandum from Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office IV, to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled ‘‘Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Scope Memorandum’’). 10 See Letter from Petitioner to the Secretary of Commerce, entitled ‘‘Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Amendment to the Scope,’’ dated March 30, 2016. 11 See Memorandum from Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office IV, to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled ‘‘Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Scope Comments Regarding Exclusion of Certain Finished Torsional Vibration Dampers,’’ dated April 8, 2016. 12 See Letter from TB Woods to the Department, entitled ‘‘Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM Continued 08JNN1 36878 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices Scope Memorandum, the Department has preliminarily excluded certain lightduty, fixed- and variable-pitch, nonsynchronous sheaves and certain bushings. For a complete description of the scope exclusion language, see the full scope at Appendix II to this notice as well as the Department’s Scope Memorandum issued concurrently with this notice. Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. We calculated export prices in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a nonmarket economy, within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, we calculated normal value (NV) in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. Further, in accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, we preliminarily determined to apply facts otherwise available with an adverse inference in determining the weighted-average dumping margin for the PRC-wide entity and normal value, in part, for Powermach. For a full discussion of the Department’s methodology, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. respond to the Department’s request for supplemental information. The Department has treated these three companies as part of the PRC-wide entity. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Separate Rates The Department received separate rate applications from nine companies, in addition to the two mandatory respondents. The Department has preliminarily granted separate-rate status to all of the companies which provided separate rates information, except NVCC, which withdrew from participation as a mandatory respondent in this investigation, Baldor Electric Canada (‘‘Baldor’’), and Yueqing Bethel Shaft Collar Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (‘‘Yueqing Bethel’’), which did not Combination Rates In the Initiation Notice,13 the Department stated that it would calculate combination rates for the respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation. Policy Bulletin 05.1 describes this practice.14 Preliminary Determination The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist during the period April 1, 2015, through September 30, 2015: Weightedaverage margin (percent) Exporter Producer Powermach Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Sichuan)/Sichuan Dawn Precision Technology Co., Ltd./Sichuan Dawn Foundry Co., Ltd./Powermach Co., Ltd. Fuqing Jiacheng Trading Corporation Limited ........................... Haiyang Jingweida Gearing Co., Ltd .......................................... Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Powermach Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Sichuan)/Sichuan Dawn Precision Technology Co., Ltd./Sichuan Dawn Foundry Co., Ltd./Powermach Co., Ltd. Fuzhou Min Yue Mechanical & Electrical Co., Ltd .................... Haiyang Jingweida Gearing Co., Ltd ......................................... Shijiazhuang CAPT Power Transmission Co., Ltd .................... Shanghai CPT Machinery Co., Ltd ............................................ Yueqing Bethel Shaft Collar Manufacturing Co., Ltd ................ Kezheng (Fuzhou) Mechanical & Electrical Manufacture Co., Ltd. Handan Hengfa Transmission Co., Ltd ..................................... Shijiazhuang Lihua Mechanical Manufacturing Co., Ltd ........... Xingtai Shengjia Machinery and Equipment Factory ................ Shanghai Keli Machinery Co., Ltd ............................................. Jiangsu Zhengya Technology Co., Ltd ...................................... Taizhou Feiyang Metal Spinning Co., Ltd ................................. Taizhou Pengxun Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd ............... Guangde Ronghua Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd ............. Qiuxian Hengxin Machinery Co., Ltd ......................................... Reach Machinery Enterprise ..................................................... Chengdu Novo Machinery Co., Ltd ........................................... Chengdu Leno Machinery Co., Ltd ............................................ Shijiazhuang CAPT Power Transmission Co., Ltd .................... Sichuan Dawn Precision Technology Co., Ltd .......................... Zhejiang Damon Industrial Equipment Co., Ltd ........................ Zhejiang Dongxing Auto Parts Co., Ltd ..................................... .................................................................................................... Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd .................................................. Shijiazhuang CAPT Power Transmission Co., Ltd ..................... Xinguang Technology Co. Ltd of Sichuan Province ................... Zhejiang Damon Industrial Equipment Co., Ltd ......................... Zhejiang Dongxing Auto Parts Co., Ltd ...................................... PRC-Wide Entity ......................................................................... 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 401.68 In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of all entries of IMTDC from the PRC, as described in the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ section, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(d), the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit 15 equal to the weightedaverage amount by which NV exceeds U.S. price, adjusted where appropriate for export subsidies and estimated Republic of China: Petitioner’s Additional Amendment to the Scope,’’ dated May 16, 2016. 13 See Initiation Notice at 73720–21. 14 See Enforcement and Compliance’s Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, regarding, ‘‘Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy Countries,’’ (April 5, 2005) (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available on the Department’s Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull051.pdf. 15 See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). Suspension of Liquidation mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 2.17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices domestic subsidy pass-through,16 as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the exporter/producer combinations listed in the table above will be the rate identified in the table; (2) for all combinations of PRC exporters/ producers of merchandise under consideration that have not received their own separate rate above, the cashdeposit rate will be the cash deposit rate established for the PRC-wide entity; and (3) for all non-PRC exporters of merchandise under consideration which have not received their own separate rate above, the cash-deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC exporter/producer combination that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. In LTFV investigations with a companion countervailing duty (CVD) investigation, we normally adjust antidumping duty cash deposit rates by the amount of export subsidies, where appropriate. In the companion CVD investigation, we preliminarily found that Powermach did not receive export subsidies. The rate for all-others companies in the CVD case was based on Powermach’s rate, and thus the allothers companies did not receive an export subsidy rate. Therefore, no offset to Powermach’s or the separate rate entities’ cash deposit rates for export subsidies is necessary. Additionally, we likewise are not adjusting the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC-wide entity for export subsidies. Pursuant to 777A(f) of the Act, we are not adjusting preliminary cash deposit rates for estimated domestic subsidy pass-through. Based on the data on the record of this investigation, the Department does not find a general decrease in the U.S. average import price during the relevant period. Thus, the Department preliminarily finds that the requirement under section 777A(f)(1)(B) of the Act has not been met, and the Department did not make an adjustment under Section 777A(f) of the Act. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding 16 See sections 772(c)(1)(C) and 777A(f) of the Act, respectively. Unlike in administrative reviews, the Department calculates the adjustment for export subsidies in investigations not in the margin calculation program, but in the cash deposit instructions issued to CBP. See, e.g., Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances: Certain Lined Paper Products from India, 71 FR 45012 (August 8, 2006), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 1. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 36879 within five days after public announcement of the preliminary determination in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in this proceeding and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.17 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, filed electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its 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.18 Hearing requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues parties intend to present at the hearing. 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 location to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. postponement of a final antidumping determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months in duration. On May 5, 2016, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), Powermach requested that the Department postpone its final determination, and requested that the Department extend the application of the provisional measures prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a period not to exceed six months.19 On May 16, 2016, Petitioner requested that the Department postpone the final determination in the event that the Department makes a negative preliminary determination.20 Further, on May 17, 2016, NVCC also requested that the Department postpone its final determination and requested that the Department extend the application of the provisional measures prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a period not to exceed six months.21 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2), because (1) our preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporters account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will make our final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the Act.22 Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination by the Department, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination by the Department, a request for such postponement is made by the petitioner. 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that requests by respondents for International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of our affirmative preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. Because the preliminary determination in this investigation is 17 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 18 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19 See Letter from Powermach to the Secretary of Commerce ‘‘Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Extension of Final Determination,’’ dated May 5, 2016 (‘‘Powermach Extension Request’’). 20 See Letter from Petitioner to the Secretary of Commerce ‘‘Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Request to Extend the Final Determinations,’’ dated May 16, 2016. 21 See Letter from NVCC to the Secretary of Commerce ‘‘Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from the People’s Republic of China: Request to Postpone Final Determination,’’ dated May 17, 2016. 22 See 19 CFR 351.210(e). E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 36880 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices affirmative, section 735(b)(2) of the Act requires that the ITC make its final determination whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of IMTDC from the PRC before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after our final determination. Because we are postponing the deadline for our final determination to 135 days from the date of publication of this preliminary determination, as discussed above, the ITC will make its final determination no later than 45 days after our final determination. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: May 31, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Summary Background Selection of Respondents Period of Investigation Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Scope Comments Scope of the Investigation Product Characteristics Discussion of the Methodology Non-Market Economy Country Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Comments Separate Rates Dumping Margin for the Separate Rate Companies Combination Rates The PRC-wide Entity Application of Facts Available and Adverse Inferences Application of Partial AFA Single Entity Treatment Date of Sale Fair Value Comparisons U.S. Price Normal Value Factor Valuation Methodology Verification Export Subsidy Adjustment International Trade Commission Notification Conclusion Appendix I: Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are iron mechanical transfer drive VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 components, whether finished or unfinished (i.e., blanks or castings). Subject iron mechanical transfer drive components are in the form of wheels or cylinders with a center bore hole that may have one or more grooves or teeth in their outer circumference that guide or mesh with a flat or ribbed belt or like device and are often referred to as sheaves, pulleys, flywheels, flat pulleys, idlers, conveyer pulleys, synchronous sheaves, and timing pulleys. The products covered by this investigation also include bushings, which are iron mechanical transfer drive components in the form of a cylinder and which fit into the bore holes of other mechanical transfer drive components to lock them into drive shafts by means of elements such as teeth, bolts, or screws. Iron mechanical transfer drive components subject to this investigation are those not less than 4.00 inches (101 mm) in the maximum nominal outer diameter. Unfinished iron mechanical transfer drive components (i.e., blanks or castings) possess the approximate shape of the finished iron mechanical transfer drive component and have not yet been machined to final specification after the initial casting, forging or like operations. These machining processes may include cutting, punching, notching, boring, threading, mitering, or chamfering. Subject merchandise includes iron mechanical transfer drive components as defined above that have been finished or machined in a third country, including but not limited to finishing/machining processes such as cutting, punching, notching, boring, threading, mitering, or chamfering, 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 iron mechanical transfer drive components. Subject iron mechanical transfer drive components are covered by the scope of the investigation regardless of width, design, or iron type (e.g., gray, white, or ductile iron). Subject iron mechanical transfer drive components are covered by the scope of the investigation regardless of whether they have non-iron attachments or parts and regardless of whether they are entered with other mechanical transfer drive components or as part of a mechanical transfer drive assembly (which typically includes one or more of the iron mechanical transfer drive components identified above, and which may also include other parts such as a belt, coupling and/or shaft). When entered as a mechanical transfer drive assembly, only the iron components that meet the physical description of covered merchandise are covered merchandise, not the other components in the mechanical transfer drive assembly (e.g., belt, coupling, shaft). For purposes of this investigation, a covered product is of ‘‘iron’’ where the article has a carbon content of 1.7 percent by weight or above, regardless of the presence and amount of additional alloying elements. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Excluded from the scope are finished torsional vibration dampers (TVDs). A finished TVD is an engine component composed of three separate components: an inner ring, a rubber ring and an outer ring. The inner ring is an iron wheel or cylinder with a bore hole to fit a crank shaft which forms a seal to prevent leakage of oil from the engine. The rubber ring is a dampening medium between the inner and outer rings that effectively reduces the torsional vibration. The outer ring, which may be made of materials other than iron, may or may not have grooves in its outer circumference. To constitute a finished excluded TVD, the product must be composed of each of the three parts identified above and the three parts must be permanently affixed to one another such that both the inner ring and the outer ring are permanently affixed to the rubber ring. A finished TVD is excluded only if it meets the physical description provided above; merchandise that otherwise meets the description of the scope and does not satisfy the physical description of excluded finished TVDs above is still covered by the scope of the investigation regardless of end use or identification as a TVD. The scope also excludes light-duty, fixedpitch, non-synchronous sheaves (‘‘excludable LDFPN sheaves’’) with each of the following characteristics: Made from grey iron designated as ASTM (North American specification) Grade 30 or lower, GB/T (Chinese specification) Grade HT200 or lower, DIN (German specification) GG 20 or lower, or EN (European specification) EN– GJL 200 or lower; having no more than two grooves; having a maximum face width of no more than 1.75 inches, where the face width is the width of the part at its outside diameter; having a maximum outside diameter of not more than 18.75 inches; and having no teeth on the outside or datum diameter. Excludable LDFPN sheaves must also either have a maximum straight bore size of 1.6875 inches with a maximum hub diameter of 2.875 inches; or else have a tapered bore measuring 1.625 inches at the large end, a maximum hub diameter of 3.50 inches, a length through tapered bore of 1.0 inches, exactly two tapped holes that are 180 degrees apart, and a 2.0-inch bolt circle on the face of the hub. Excludable LDFPN sheaves more than 6.75 inches in outside diameter must also have an arm or spoke construction.23 Further, excludable LDFPN sheaves must have a groove profile as indicated in the table below: 23 An arm or spoke construction is where arms or spokes (typically 3 to 6) connect the outside diameter of the sheave with the hub of the sheave. This is in contrast to a block construction (in which the material between the hub and the outside diameter is solid with a uniform thickness that is the same thickness as the hub of the sheave) or a web construction (in which the material between the hub and the outside diameter is solid but is thinner than at the hub of the sheave). E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 36881 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES MA/AK MA/AK MB/BK MB/BK (A, (A, (A, (A, 3L, 4L) ..................................................... 3L, 4L) ..................................................... B, 4L, 5L) ................................................ B, 4L, 5L) ................................................ In addition to the above characteristics, excludable LDFPN sheaves must also have a maximum weight (pounds-per-piece) as follows: For excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove and an outside diameter of greater than 4.0 inches but less than or equal to 8.0 inches, the maximum weight is 4.7 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of greater than 4.0 inches but less than or equal to 8.0 inches, the maximum weight is 8.5 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove and an outside diameter of greater than 8.0 inches but less than or equal to 12.0 inches, the maximum weight is 8.5 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of greater than 8.0 inches but less than or equal to 12.0 inches, the maximum weight is 15.0 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove and an outside diameter of greater than 12.0 inches but less than or equal to 15.0 inches, the maximum weight is 13.3 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of greater than 12.0 inches but less than or equal to 15.0 inches, the maximum weight is 17.5 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove and an outside diameter of greater than 15.0 inches but less than or equal to 18.75 inches, the maximum weight is 16.5 pounds; and for excludable LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of greater than 15.0 inches but less than or equal to 18.75 inches, the maximum weight is 26.5 pounds. The scope also excludes light-duty, variable-pitch, non-synchronous sheaves with each of the following characteristics: Made from grey iron designated as ASTM (North American specification) Grade 30 or lower, GB/T (Chinese specification) Grade HT200 or lower, DIN (German specification) GG 20 or lower, or EN (European specification) EN–GJL 200 or lower; having no more than 2 grooves; having a maximum overall width of less than 2.25 inches with a single groove, or of 3.25 inches or less with two grooves; having a maximum outside diameter of not more than 7.5 inches; having a maximum bore size of 1.625 inches; having either one or two identical, internallythreaded (i.e., with threads on the inside diameter), adjustable (rotating) flange(s) on an externally-threaded hub (i.e., with threads on the outside diameter) that enable(s) the width (opening) of the groove to be changed; and having no teeth on the outside or datum diameter. The scope also excludes certain IMTDC bushings. An IMTDC bushing is excluded only if it has a tapered angle of greater than or equal to 10 degrees, where the angle is measured between one outside tapered VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 Top width range of each groove (inches) Outside diameter (inches) Size (belt profile) ≤5.45 >5.45 ≤7.40 >7.40 .................................................... but ≤18.75 .................................. .................................................... but ≤18.75 .................................. surface and the directly opposing outside tapered surface. The merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 8483.30.8090, 8483.50.6000, 8483.50.9040, 8483.50.9080, 8483.90.3000, 8483.90.8080. Covered merchandise may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 7325.10.0080, 7325.99.1000, 7326.19.0010, 7326.19.0080, 8431.31.0040, 8431.31.0060, 8431.39.0010, 8431.39.0050, 8431.39.0070, 8431.39.0080, and 8483.50.4000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2016–13533 Filed 6–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–520–807] Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective June 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Whitley Herndon or Dennis McClure, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.484–0.499 0.499–0.509 0.607–0.618 0.620–0.631 Maximum height (inches) Angle 0.531 0.531 0.632 0.635 34° 38° 34° 38° Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6274 or (202) 482–5973, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department initiated this investigation on November 17, 2015.1 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the memorandum that is dated concurrently with this determination and hereby adopted by this notice.2 There are two mandatory respondents participating in this investigation, Ajmal Steel Tubes & Pipes Ind. L.L.C. (Ajmal Steel) and Universal Tube and Plastic Industries, LLC—Jebel Ali Branch, Universal Tube and Pipe Industries, and KHK Scaffolding and Framework LLC (collectively, Universal). 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 https://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 found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is CWP from the UAE. 1 See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Sultanate of Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of LessThan-Fair-Value Investigations, 80 FR 73708 (November 25, 2015). 2 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Circular Welded CarbonQuality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with this notice. E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 110 (Wednesday, June 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36876-36881]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-13533]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-032]


Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination

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


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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminarily 
determines that certain iron mechanical transfer drive components 
(``IMTDC'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') are being, or 
are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value 
(``LTFV''), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the ``Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is April 
1, 2015, through September 30, 2015. The estimated margins of sales at 
LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this 
notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary 
determination.

DATES: Effective June 8, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krisha Hill or Jonathan Hill, 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-
4037 or (202) 482-3518, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Department published the notice of initiation of this 
investigation on November 25, 2015.\1\ On December 18, 2015, in 
accordance with section 777A(c)(2)(B) of the Act, the Department 
selected the two exporters accounting for the largest volume of IMTDC 
from the PRC during the POI (i.e., NOK (Wuxi) Vibration Control China 
Co. Ltd. (``NVCC'') and Powermach Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Sichuan) 
(``Powermach'') as mandatory respondents. Nine other companies filed 
separate rate applications. On April 19, 2016, NVCC withdrew from 
participation as a mandatory respondent in the investigation.\2\ 
Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department postponed 
this preliminary LTFV determination by 50 days until May 31, 2016.\3\ 
For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation 
of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum that is 
dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice.\4\
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    \1\ See Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from 
Canada and the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-
Fair-Value Investigations, 80 FR 73716 (November 25, 2016) 
(``Initiation Notice'').
    \2\ See Letter from NVCC to the Secretary of Commerce ``Certain 
Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from the People's Republic 
of China: Withdrawal from Investigations,'' dated April 19, 2016 
(``NVCC Non-Participation Letter'').
    \3\ See Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from 
Canada and the People's Republic of China: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 81 FR 
12687 (March 10, 2016).
    \4\ See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance 
``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of the 
Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer 
Drive Components from the People's Republic of China'' 
(``Preliminary Decision Memorandum'').
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    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is 
made available to the public 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 is available to all parties in the Department's 
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 on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical.

Tolling and Postponement of Deadline for Preliminary Determination

    As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary 
for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department exercised its discretion 
to toll deadlines for the duration of the partial closure of the 
Federal Government due from Snowstorm ``Jonas'' from January 22, 
through January 27, 2016. Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of 
the proceeding have been extended by four business days.\5\ If the new 
deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with the 
Department's practice, the deadline will become the next business 
day.\6\ In this case, the deadline is May 31, 2016.
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    \5\ See Memorandum for the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled 
``Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government 
Closure during Snowstorm `Jonas','' dated January 27, 2016.
    \6\ See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next Business 
Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to 
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Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is iron mechanical 
transfer drive components. The merchandise subject to this 
investigation is properly classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States (``HTSUS'') subheadings 8483.30.8090, 
8483.50.6000, 8483.50.9040, 8483.50.9080, 8483.90.3000, 8483.90.8080. 
Covered merchandise may also enter under the following HTSUS 
subheadings: 7325.10.0080, 7325.99.1000, 7326.19.0010, 7326.19.0080, 
8431.31.0040, 8431.31.0060, 8431.39.0010, 8431.39.0050, 8431.39.0070, 
8431.39.0080, and 8483.50.4000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive. For a complete 
description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I to this 
notice.

Scope Comments

    In accordance with the preamble to the Department's regulations,\7\ 
the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise 
issues regarding product coverage (i.e., ``scope'').\8\ Certain 
interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation, as it 
appeared in the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product 
coverage comments and rebuttal responses submitted to the record, and 
an accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments timely 
received, see the Department's Scope Memorandum issued concurrently 
with this notice.\9\
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    \7\ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 
27323 (May 19, 1997).
    \8\ See Initiation Notice, 80 FR at 73716.
    \9\ See Memorandum from Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office 
IV, to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled ``Certain Iron 
Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People's 
Republic of China: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the 
Preliminary Determinations,'' dated concurrently with this notice 
(``Scope Memorandum'').
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    On March 30, 2016, Petitioner filed an amendment to the scope of 
the investigation to exclude certain finished torsional vibration 
dampers (``TVD'').\10\ On April 8, 2016, the Department preliminarily 
excluded TVDs from the scope of the investigation.\11\ On May 16, 2016, 
Petitioner filed an additional amendment to the scope to exclude 
certain light-duty, fixed- and variable-pitch, non-synchronous sheaves 
and certain bushings.\12\ As discussed in the

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Scope Memorandum, the Department has preliminarily excluded certain 
light-duty, fixed- and variable-pitch, non-synchronous sheaves and 
certain bushings. For a complete description of the scope exclusion 
language, see the full scope at Appendix II to this notice as well as 
the Department's Scope Memorandum issued concurrently with this notice.
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    \10\ See Letter from Petitioner to the Secretary of Commerce, 
entitled ``Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from 
Canada and the People's Republic of China: Petitioner's Amendment to 
the Scope,'' dated March 30, 2016.
    \11\ See Memorandum from Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office 
IV, to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled ``Certain Iron 
Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and the People's 
Republic of China: Scope Comments Regarding Exclusion of Certain 
Finished Torsional Vibration Dampers,'' dated April 8, 2016.
    \12\ See Letter from TB Woods to the Department, entitled 
``Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and 
the People's Republic of China: Petitioner's Additional Amendment to 
the Scope,'' dated May 16, 2016.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. We calculated export prices in accordance with 
section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a non-market economy, within 
the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, we calculated normal value 
(NV) in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. Further, in 
accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, we preliminarily 
determined to apply facts otherwise available with an adverse inference 
in determining the weighted-average dumping margin for the PRC-wide 
entity and normal value, in part, for Powermach. For a full discussion 
of the Department's methodology, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.

Separate Rates

    The Department received separate rate applications from nine 
companies, in addition to the two mandatory respondents. The Department 
has preliminarily granted separate-rate status to all of the companies 
which provided separate rates information, except NVCC, which withdrew 
from participation as a mandatory respondent in this investigation, 
Baldor Electric Canada (``Baldor''), and Yueqing Bethel Shaft Collar 
Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (``Yueqing Bethel''), which did not respond to 
the Department's request for supplemental information. The Department 
has treated these three companies as part of the PRC-wide entity. For a 
full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Combination Rates

    In the Initiation Notice,\13\ the Department stated that it would 
calculate combination rates for the respondents that are eligible for a 
separate rate in this investigation. Policy Bulletin 05.1 describes 
this practice.\14\
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    \13\ See Initiation Notice at 73720-21.
    \14\ See Enforcement and Compliance's Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, 
regarding, ``Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination 
Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy 
Countries,'' (April 5, 2005) (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available on 
the Department's Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull05-1.pdf.
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Preliminary Determination

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist during the period April 1, 2015, 
through September 30, 2015:

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                                                             Weighted-
            Exporter                     Producer         average margin
                                                             (percent)
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Powermach Import & Export Co.,   Powermach Import &                 2.17
 Ltd. (Sichuan)/Sichuan Dawn      Export Co., Ltd.
 Precision Technology Co., Ltd./  (Sichuan)/Sichuan Dawn
 Sichuan Dawn Foundry Co., Ltd./  Precision Technology
 Powermach Co., Ltd.              Co., Ltd./Sichuan Dawn
                                  Foundry Co., Ltd./
                                  Powermach Co., Ltd.
Fuqing Jiacheng Trading          Fuzhou Min Yue                     2.17
 Corporation Limited.             Mechanical &
                                  Electrical Co., Ltd.
Haiyang Jingweida Gearing Co.,   Haiyang Jingweida                  2.17
 Ltd.                             Gearing Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Shijiazhuang CAPT Power            2.17
                                  Transmission Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Shanghai CPT Machinery             2.17
                                  Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Yueqing Bethel Shaft               2.17
                                  Collar Manufacturing
                                  Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Kezheng (Fuzhou)                   2.17
                                  Mechanical &
                                  Electrical Manufacture
                                  Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Handan Hengfa                      2.17
                                  Transmission Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Shijiazhuang Lihua                 2.17
                                  Mechanical
                                  Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Xingtai Shengjia                   2.17
                                  Machinery and
                                  Equipment Factory.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Shanghai Keli Machinery            2.17
                                  Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Jiangsu Zhengya                    2.17
                                  Technology Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Taizhou Feiyang Metal              2.17
                                  Spinning Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Taizhou Pengxun                    2.17
                                  Machinery
                                  Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Guangde Ronghua                    2.17
                                  Machinery
                                  Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Qiuxian Hengxin                    2.17
                                  Machinery Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Reach Machinery                    2.17
                                  Enterprise.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Chengdu Novo Machinery             2.17
                                  Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Powertrans Co., Ltd...  Chengdu Leno Machinery             2.17
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shijiazhuang CAPT Power          Shijiazhuang CAPT Power            2.17
 Transmission Co., Ltd.           Transmission Co., Ltd.
Xinguang Technology Co. Ltd of   Sichuan Dawn Precision             2.17
 Sichuan Province.                Technology Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Damon Industrial        Zhejiang Damon                     2.17
 Equipment Co., Ltd.              Industrial Equipment
                                  Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Dongxing Auto Parts     Zhejiang Dongxing Auto             2.17
 Co., Ltd.                        Parts Co., Ltd.
PRC-Wide Entity................  .......................          401.68
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, the Department 
will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend 
liquidation of all entries of IMTDC from the PRC, as described in the 
``Scope of the Investigation'' section, entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(d), the Department will instruct CBP to 
require a cash deposit \15\ equal to the weighted-average amount by 
which NV exceeds U.S. price, adjusted where appropriate for export 
subsidies and estimated

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domestic subsidy pass-through,\16\ as follows: (1) The cash deposit 
rate for the exporter/producer combinations listed in the table above 
will be the rate identified in the table; (2) for all combinations of 
PRC exporters/producers of merchandise under consideration that have 
not received their own separate rate above, the cash-deposit rate will 
be the cash deposit rate established for the PRC-wide entity; and (3) 
for all non-PRC exporters of merchandise under consideration which have 
not received their own separate rate above, the cash-deposit rate will 
be the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC exporter/producer 
combination that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These suspension of 
liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice.
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    \15\ See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of 
Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 
(October 3, 2011).
    \16\ See sections 772(c)(1)(C) and 777A(f) of the Act, 
respectively. Unlike in administrative reviews, the Department 
calculates the adjustment for export subsidies in investigations not 
in the margin calculation program, but in the cash deposit 
instructions issued to CBP. See, e.g., Notice of Final Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Negative Determination of 
Critical Circumstances: Certain Lined Paper Products from India, 71 
FR 45012 (August 8, 2006), and accompanying Issues and Decision 
Memorandum at Comment 1.
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    In LTFV investigations with a companion countervailing duty (CVD) 
investigation, we normally adjust antidumping duty cash deposit rates 
by the amount of export subsidies, where appropriate. In the companion 
CVD investigation, we preliminarily found that Powermach did not 
receive export subsidies. The rate for all-others companies in the CVD 
case was based on Powermach's rate, and thus the all-others companies 
did not receive an export subsidy rate. Therefore, no offset to 
Powermach's or the separate rate entities' cash deposit rates for 
export subsidies is necessary. Additionally, we likewise are not 
adjusting the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC-wide entity for 
export subsidies.
    Pursuant to 777A(f) of the Act, we are not adjusting preliminary 
cash deposit rates for estimated domestic subsidy pass-through. Based 
on the data on the record of this investigation, the Department does 
not find a general decrease in the U.S. average import price during the 
relevant period. Thus, the Department preliminarily finds that the 
requirement under section 777A(f)(1)(B) of the Act has not been met, 
and the Department did not make an adjustment under Section 777A(f) of 
the Act.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days after public announcement of the 
preliminary determination in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Case 
briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after 
the date on which the final verification report is issued in this 
proceeding and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case 
briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline 
date for case briefs.\17\ 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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    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
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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. An electronically filed document 
must be received successfully in its 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.\18\ Hearing requests 
should contain the party's name, address, and telephone number, the 
number of participants, and a list of the issues parties intend to 
present at the hearing. 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 location to be determined. Parties should confirm 
by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days 
before the scheduled date.
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    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination 
may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination by the Department, a request for 
such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant 
proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a 
negative preliminary determination by the Department, a request for 
such postponement is made by the petitioner. 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) 
requires that requests by respondents for postponement of a final 
antidumping determination be accompanied by a request for extension of 
provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than 
six months in duration.
    On May 5, 2016, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), Powermach 
requested that the Department postpone its final determination, and 
requested that the Department extend the application of the provisional 
measures prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a period not to exceed six 
months.\19\ On May 16, 2016, Petitioner requested that the Department 
postpone the final determination in the event that the Department makes 
a negative preliminary determination.\20\ Further, on May 17, 2016, 
NVCC also requested that the Department postpone its final 
determination and requested that the Department extend the application 
of the provisional measures prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a period not to 
exceed six months.\21\
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    \19\ See Letter from Powermach to the Secretary of Commerce 
``Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from the 
People's Republic of China: Request for Extension of Final 
Determination,'' dated May 5, 2016 (``Powermach Extension 
Request'').
    \20\ See Letter from Petitioner to the Secretary of Commerce 
``Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from Canada and 
the People's Republic of China: Petitioner's Request to Extend the 
Final Determinations,'' dated May 16, 2016.
    \21\ See Letter from NVCC to the Secretary of Commerce ``Iron 
Mechanical Transfer Drive Components from the People's Republic of 
China: Request to Postpone Final Determination,'' dated May 17, 
2016.
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    In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2), because (1) our preliminary determination 
is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporters account for a significant 
proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling 
reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final determination and 
extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period 
not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will make our final 
determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of 
this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the 
Act.\22\
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    \22\ See 19 CFR 351.210(e).
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International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
ITC of our affirmative preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. 
Because the preliminary determination in this investigation is

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affirmative, section 735(b)(2) of the Act requires that the ITC make 
its final determination whether the domestic industry in the United 
States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by 
reason of imports of IMTDC from the PRC before the later of 120 days 
after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after our 
final determination. Because we are postponing the deadline for our 
final determination to 135 days from the date of publication of this 
preliminary determination, as discussed above, the ITC will make its 
final determination no later than 45 days after our final 
determination.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: May 31, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum:

Summary
Background
Selection of Respondents
Period of Investigation
Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures
Scope Comments
Scope of the Investigation
Product Characteristics
Discussion of the Methodology
    Non-Market Economy Country
    Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Comments
    Separate Rates
    Dumping Margin for the Separate Rate Companies
    Combination Rates
    The PRC-wide Entity
    Application of Facts Available and Adverse Inferences
    Application of Partial AFA
    Single Entity Treatment
    Date of Sale
    Fair Value Comparisons
    U.S. Price
    Normal Value
    Factor Valuation Methodology
    Verification
    Export Subsidy Adjustment
International Trade Commission Notification
Conclusion

Appendix I: Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are iron mechanical 
transfer drive components, whether finished or unfinished (i.e., 
blanks or castings). Subject iron mechanical transfer drive 
components are in the form of wheels or cylinders with a center bore 
hole that may have one or more grooves or teeth in their outer 
circumference that guide or mesh with a flat or ribbed belt or like 
device and are often referred to as sheaves, pulleys, flywheels, 
flat pulleys, idlers, conveyer pulleys, synchronous sheaves, and 
timing pulleys. The products covered by this investigation also 
include bushings, which are iron mechanical transfer drive 
components in the form of a cylinder and which fit into the bore 
holes of other mechanical transfer drive components to lock them 
into drive shafts by means of elements such as teeth, bolts, or 
screws.
    Iron mechanical transfer drive components subject to this 
investigation are those not less than 4.00 inches (101 mm) in the 
maximum nominal outer diameter.
    Unfinished iron mechanical transfer drive components (i.e., 
blanks or castings) possess the approximate shape of the finished 
iron mechanical transfer drive component and have not yet been 
machined to final specification after the initial casting, forging 
or like operations. These machining processes may include cutting, 
punching, notching, boring, threading, mitering, or chamfering.
    Subject merchandise includes iron mechanical transfer drive 
components as defined above that have been finished or machined in a 
third country, including but not limited to finishing/machining 
processes such as cutting, punching, notching, boring, threading, 
mitering, or chamfering, 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 iron mechanical 
transfer drive components.
    Subject iron mechanical transfer drive components are covered by 
the scope of the investigation regardless of width, design, or iron 
type (e.g., gray, white, or ductile iron). Subject iron mechanical 
transfer drive components are covered by the scope of the 
investigation regardless of whether they have non-iron attachments 
or parts and regardless of whether they are entered with other 
mechanical transfer drive components or as part of a mechanical 
transfer drive assembly (which typically includes one or more of the 
iron mechanical transfer drive components identified above, and 
which may also include other parts such as a belt, coupling and/or 
shaft). When entered as a mechanical transfer drive assembly, only 
the iron components that meet the physical description of covered 
merchandise are covered merchandise, not the other components in the 
mechanical transfer drive assembly (e.g., belt, coupling, shaft).
    For purposes of this investigation, a covered product is of 
``iron'' where the article has a carbon content of 1.7 percent by 
weight or above, regardless of the presence and amount of additional 
alloying elements.
    Excluded from the scope are finished torsional vibration dampers 
(TVDs). A finished TVD is an engine component composed of three 
separate components: an inner ring, a rubber ring and an outer ring. 
The inner ring is an iron wheel or cylinder with a bore hole to fit 
a crank shaft which forms a seal to prevent leakage of oil from the 
engine. The rubber ring is a dampening medium between the inner and 
outer rings that effectively reduces the torsional vibration. The 
outer ring, which may be made of materials other than iron, may or 
may not have grooves in its outer circumference. To constitute a 
finished excluded TVD, the product must be composed of each of the 
three parts identified above and the three parts must be permanently 
affixed to one another such that both the inner ring and the outer 
ring are permanently affixed to the rubber ring. A finished TVD is 
excluded only if it meets the physical description provided above; 
merchandise that otherwise meets the description of the scope and 
does not satisfy the physical description of excluded finished TVDs 
above is still covered by the scope of the investigation regardless 
of end use or identification as a TVD.
    The scope also excludes light-duty, fixed-pitch, non-synchronous 
sheaves (``excludable LDFPN sheaves'') with each of the following 
characteristics: Made from grey iron designated as ASTM (North 
American specification) Grade 30 or lower, GB/T (Chinese 
specification) Grade HT200 or lower, DIN (German specification) GG 
20 or lower, or EN (European specification) EN-GJL 200 or lower; 
having no more than two grooves; having a maximum face width of no 
more than 1.75 inches, where the face width is the width of the part 
at its outside diameter; having a maximum outside diameter of not 
more than 18.75 inches; and having no teeth on the outside or datum 
diameter. Excludable LDFPN sheaves must also either have a maximum 
straight bore size of 1.6875 inches with a maximum hub diameter of 
2.875 inches; or else have a tapered bore measuring 1.625 inches at 
the large end, a maximum hub diameter of 3.50 inches, a length 
through tapered bore of 1.0 inches, exactly two tapped holes that 
are 180 degrees apart, and a 2.0-inch bolt circle on the face of the 
hub. Excludable LDFPN sheaves more than 6.75 inches in outside 
diameter must also have an arm or spoke construction.\23\ Further, 
excludable LDFPN sheaves must have a groove profile as indicated in 
the table below:
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    \23\ An arm or spoke construction is where arms or spokes 
(typically 3 to 6) connect the outside diameter of the sheave with 
the hub of the sheave. This is in contrast to a block construction 
(in which the material between the hub and the outside diameter is 
solid with a uniform thickness that is the same thickness as the hub 
of the sheave) or a web construction (in which the material between 
the hub and the outside diameter is solid but is thinner than at the 
hub of the sheave).

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                                                                     Top width
                                            Outside diameter       range of each  Maximum height
          Size (belt profile)                   (inches)              groove         (inches)          Angle
                                                                     (inches)
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MA/AK (A, 3L, 4L).....................  <=5.45..................     0.484-0.499           0.531         34[deg]
MA/AK (A, 3L, 4L).....................  >5.45 but <=18.75.......     0.499-0.509           0.531         38[deg]
MB/BK (A, B, 4L, 5L)..................  <=7.40..................     0.607-0.618           0.632         34[deg]
MB/BK (A, B, 4L, 5L)..................  >7.40 but <=18.75.......     0.620-0.631           0.635         38[deg]
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    In addition to the above characteristics, excludable LDFPN 
sheaves must also have a maximum weight (pounds-per-piece) as 
follows: For excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove and an outside 
diameter of greater than 4.0 inches but less than or equal to 8.0 
inches, the maximum weight is 4.7 pounds; for excludable LDFPN 
sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of greater than 4.0 
inches but less than or equal to 8.0 inches, the maximum weight is 
8.5 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove and an 
outside diameter of greater than 8.0 inches but less than or equal 
to 12.0 inches, the maximum weight is 8.5 pounds; for excludable 
LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of greater 
than 8.0 inches but less than or equal to 12.0 inches, the maximum 
weight is 15.0 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with one groove 
and an outside diameter of greater than 12.0 inches but less than or 
equal to 15.0 inches, the maximum weight is 13.3 pounds; for 
excludable LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside diameter of 
greater than 12.0 inches but less than or equal to 15.0 inches, the 
maximum weight is 17.5 pounds; for excludable LDFPN sheaves with one 
groove and an outside diameter of greater than 15.0 inches but less 
than or equal to 18.75 inches, the maximum weight is 16.5 pounds; 
and for excludable LDFPN sheaves with two grooves and an outside 
diameter of greater than 15.0 inches but less than or equal to 18.75 
inches, the maximum weight is 26.5 pounds.
    The scope also excludes light-duty, variable-pitch, non-
synchronous sheaves with each of the following characteristics: Made 
from grey iron designated as ASTM (North American specification) 
Grade 30 or lower, GB/T (Chinese specification) Grade HT200 or 
lower, DIN (German specification) GG 20 or lower, or EN (European 
specification) EN-GJL 200 or lower; having no more than 2 grooves; 
having a maximum overall width of less than 2.25 inches with a 
single groove, or of 3.25 inches or less with two grooves; having a 
maximum outside diameter of not more than 7.5 inches; having a 
maximum bore size of 1.625 inches; having either one or two 
identical, internally-threaded (i.e., with threads on the inside 
diameter), adjustable (rotating) flange(s) on an externally-threaded 
hub (i.e., with threads on the outside diameter) that enable(s) the 
width (opening) of the groove to be changed; and having no teeth on 
the outside or datum diameter.
    The scope also excludes certain IMTDC bushings. An IMTDC bushing 
is excluded only if it has a tapered angle of greater than or equal 
to 10 degrees, where the angle is measured between one outside 
tapered surface and the directly opposing outside tapered surface.
    The merchandise covered by this investigation is currently 
classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') subheadings 8483.30.8090, 8483.50.6000, 8483.50.9040, 
8483.50.9080, 8483.90.3000, 8483.90.8080. Covered merchandise may 
also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 7325.10.0080, 
7325.99.1000, 7326.19.0010, 7326.19.0080, 8431.31.0040, 
8431.31.0060, 8431.39.0010, 8431.39.0050, 8431.39.0070, 
8431.39.0080, and 8483.50.4000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the 
scope of the investigation is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2016-13533 Filed 6-7-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P