Implementation of Determinations Pursuant to Section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, 37180-37184 [2016-13691]

Download as PDF 37180 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 111 / Thursday, June 9, 2016 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 250. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 67.2. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,016. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 3, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from China, WT/ DS437 (December 18, 2014) (DS437). See Attachment for a listing of the 15 CVD investigations at issue in DS437. The Department issued its final determinations in these section 129 proceedings on March 31, 2016, April 26, 2016, and May 19, 2016. The Department is now implementing these final determinations. The effective date for the determination covering the Group One Investigations and the Wire Strand investigation with respect to the public body and input specificity analyses is April 1, 2016, and the effective date for the determinations covering the Group Two Investigations and Wire Strand with respect to the land specificity analysis is May 26, 2016. DATES: Eric B. Greynolds or Kristen Johnson, AD/ CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6071 or (202) 482– 4793, respectively. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Implementation of Determinations Pursuant to Section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act On April 27, 2015, the Department informed interested parties that it was initiating proceedings under section 129 of the URAA to implement the recommendations and rulings of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in DS437.1 Given the number of CVD investigations and complexity of the issues involved in this dispute, the Department addressed each of the issues and conclusions of the panel and Appellate Body in DS437 through separate preliminary determination memoranda. Specifically, the Department issued preliminary determinations regarding: (1) Export Restraints; 2 (2) Land; 3 (3) Public Bodies Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 1, 2016 and May 26, 2016, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) directed the Department of Commerce (the Department) to implement its determinations under section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), regarding 15 countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, which render them not inconsistent with the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement findings in United States— 1 See Notice of Commencement of Compliance Proceedings Pursuant to Section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, 80 FR 23254 (April 27, 2015). 2 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Section 129 Proceeding: United States— Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the People’s Republic of China (WTO/DS437): Preliminary Determination Regarding Export Restraints,’’ (February 23, 2016). 3 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Section 129 Proceeding: United States— Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the People’s Republic of China (WTO/DS437): Preliminary Determination Regarding Land Specificity,’’ (February 24, 2016). [FR Doc. 2016–13608 Filed 6–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–921; C–570–931; C–570–936; C– 570–938; C–570–940; C–570–942; C–570– 944; C–570–946; C–570–955; C–570–957; C– 570–959; C–570–966; C–570–968; C–570– 978; C–570–980] sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Jun 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Input Specificity; 4 and (4) Benefit (Market Distortion).5 The Department invited interested parties to comment on each of the section 129 preliminary determinations.6 After receiving comments and rebuttal comments from the interested parties, the Department issued final determinations on March 31, 2016,7 April 26, 2016,8 and May 19, 2016.9 4 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Preliminary Determination of Public Bodies and Input Specificity,’’ (February 25, 2016); see also Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Input Specificity: Preliminary Analysis of the Diversification of Economic Activities and Length of Time,’’ (December 31, 2015). 5 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Benefit (Market Distortion) Memorandum,’’ (March 7, 2016); see also Memorandum to Brendan Quinn, Acting Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, ‘‘Supporting Memorandum to Preliminary Benefit (Market Distortion) Memorandum,’’ (March 7, 2016). 6 See Department Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Section 129 Proceedings: United States— Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the People’s Republic of China (WTO/DS437): Schedule for rebuttal factual information, written argument, and a hearing,’’ (March 11, 2016). 7 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Section 129 Proceedings: United States— Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the People’s Republic of China (WTO DS437): Final Determination of Public Bodies and Input Specificity,’’ (March 31, 2016); Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Section 129 Proceedings: United States—Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the People’s Republic of China (WTO DS437): No Comment Final Determinations,’’ (March 31, 2016); and Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Section 129 Proceedings: United States—Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the People’s Republic of China (WTO DS437): Final Determination for Countervailing Duty Investigation on Drill Pipe from the People’s Republic of China,’’ (March 31, 2016). 8 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Section 129 Proceedings: United States— Countervailing Duty (CVD) Measures on Certain Products from the People’s Republic of China (WTO DS437): Final Determination on the Initiation of Allegations of Export Restraints in Magnesia Bricks,’’ (April 26, 2016) (Final Determination for Export Restraints); see also Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Section 129 Proceedings: United States—Countervailing Duty (CVD) Measures on Certain Products from the People’s Republic of China (WTO DS437): Final Determination for Certain Seamless Carbon Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China (Seamless Pipe from the PRC),’’ (April 26, 2016) (Final Determination for Seamless Pipe). 9 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Section 129 Proceedings: United States— Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the People’s Republic of China (WTO DS437): Final Determination for Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, OCTG, Wire Strand, and Solar Panels,’’ (May 19, 2016) (Final Determination for Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, OCTG, Wire Strand, and Solar Panels). E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 37181 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 111 / Thursday, June 9, 2016 / Notices On April 1, 2016, USTR notified the Department that, consistent with section 129(b)(3) of the URAA, consultations with the Department and the appropriate congressional committees with respect to the March 31, 2016, determinations, had been completed and USTR directed the Department to implement those determinations in accordance with section 129(b)(4) of the URAA. As explained below, those determinations applied to Lawn Groomers, Kitchen Shelving, Steel Cylinders, Print Graphics, Aluminum Extrusions, Thermal Paper, and Citric Acid (‘‘Group One Investigations’’), as well as Wire Strand with respect to the Department’s public body and input specificity analyses. On May 26, 2016, USTR notified the Department that, consistent with section 129(b)(3) of the URAA, consultations with the Department and the appropriate congressional committees with respect to the April 26, 2016, and May 19, 2016, determinations had been completed and USTR directed the Department to implement those determinations in accordance with section 129(b)(4) of the URAA. Those determinations apply to Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, OCTG, Solar Panels, Seamless Pipe, and Magnesia Bricks (‘‘Group Two Investigations’’) and Wire Strand with respect to the Department’s land specificity analysis. Also on May 26, 2016, in accordance with section 129(b)(4) of the URAA, USTR directed the Department to implement those determinations as well. Nature of the Proceedings Section 129 of the URAA governs the nature and effect of determinations issued by the Department to implement findings by WTO dispute settlement panels and the Appellate Body. Specifically, section 129(b)(2) of the URAA provides that ‘‘notwithstanding any provision of the Tariff Act of 1930,’’ upon a written request from USTR, the Department shall issue a determination that would render its actions not inconsistent with an adverse finding of a WTO panel or the Appellate Body.10 The Statement of Administrative Action, U.R.A.A., H. Doc. 316, Vol. 1, 103d Cong. (1994) (SAA), variously refers to such a determination by the Department as a ‘‘new,’’ ‘‘second,’’ and ‘‘different’’ determination.11 After consulting with the Department and the appropriate congressional committees, USTR may direct the Department to implement, in whole or in part, the new determination made under section 129 of the URAA.12 Pursuant to section 129(c) of the URAA, the new determination shall apply with respect to unliquidated entries of the subject merchandise that are entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after the date on which USTR directs the Department to implement the new determination.13 The new determination is subject to judicial review, separate and apart from judicial review of the Department’s original determination.14 Final Determinations: Analysis of Comments Received The issues raised in the comments and rebuttal comments submitted by interested parties to these proceedings are addressed in the respective final determinations. The issues included in the respective final determinations are as follows: (1) Export Restraints (Magnesia Bricks and Seamless Pipe); (2) Land (Thermal Paper, Line Pipe, Citric Acid, OCTG, Wire Strand, and Seamless Pipe); (3) Public Bodies and Input Specificity (Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, Lawn Groomers, Kitchen Shelving, OCTG, Wire Strand, Seamless Pipe, Print Graphics, Aluminum Extrusions, Steel Cylinders, and Solar Panels); and (4) Benefit (Market Distortion) (Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, OCTG, and Solar Panels). Separately, the Department issued a memorandum regarding Drill Pipe, concluding that because the order for Drill Pipe had been revoked pursuant to a final and conclusive decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, there is no longer a need for the Department to issue a determination in connection with this proceeding to render it not inconsistent with the findings in WTO DS437.15 The final determinations are public documents and are 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 is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, complete versions of the final determinations can be accessed directly on the Internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed versions of the final determinations and the electronic versions of the final determinations are identical in content. Final Determinations: Recalculated Countervailing Duty Rates The recalculated CVD rates, as included in the final determinations and which remain unchanged from the preliminary determinations for each company, are listed below. As indicated, we made changes to the net subsidy rates in certain proceedings (i.e., Line Pipe, OCTG, Magnesia Bricks, and Seamless Pipe).16 As noted above, the CVD order for Drill Pipe including the corresponding CVD rates have been revoked independently from this Section 129 proceeding.17 The net subsidy rates for the remaining CVD proceedings in DS437 are unchanged. CVD rate (investigation) Exporter/producer Revised CVD rate Amended Countervailable Subsidy Rates Ad Valorem (Percent): Line Pipe sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Huludao Seven-Star Steel Pipe Group Co., Ltd. (Huludao Seven Star Group), Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd. (Huludao Steel Pipe), and Huludao Bohai Oil Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd. (Huludao Bohai Oil Pipe) (collectively, the Huludao Companies) ...................................................................................................................... Liaoning Northern Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. (Northern Steel) ........................................................................................ 10 See 19 U.S.C. 3538(b)(2). SAA at 1025, 1027. 12 See 19 U.S.C. 3538(b)(4). 13 See 19 U.S.C. 3538(c). 14 See 19 U.S.C. 1516(a)(2)(B)(vii). 15 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Section 129 Proceeding: United States— 11 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Jun 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the People’s Republic of China (WTO/DS437): Final Determination for Countervailing Duty Investigation on Drill Pipe from the People’s Republic of China,’’ (March 31, 2016); see also Drill Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With International Trade Commission’s Injury Determination, Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33.43 40.05 32.65 40.05 Duty Orders Pursuant to Court Decision, and Discontinuation of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 79 FR 78037 (December 29, 2014) (Drill Pipe Revocation). 16 See Final Determination for Export Restraints, Final Determination for Seamless Pipe, and Final Determination for Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, OCTG, Wire Strand, and Solar Panels. 17 See Drill Pipe Revocation. E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 37182 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 111 / Thursday, June 9, 2016 / Notices CVD rate (investigation) Exporter/producer All Others ................................................................................................................................................................. Revised CVD rate 36.74 36.35 10.49 7.71 12.46 12.46 14.95 14.95 15.78 13.41 15.78 12.26 24.24 253.87 24.24 3.00 232.63 3.00 13.66 8.24 56.67 35.17 49.56 28.90 Amended Countervailable Subsidy Rates Ad Valorem (Percent): OCTG Tianjin Pipe (Group) Co., Tianjin Pipe Iron Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Tianguan Yuantong Pipe Product Co., Ltd., Tianjin Pipe International Economic and Trading Co., Ltd., and TPCO Charging Development Co., Ltd. (collectively, TPCO) ................................................................................................................................................... Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co. and Jiangsu Changbao Precision Steel Tube Co., Ltd. (collectively, Changbao) ............................................................................................................................................................ Wuxi Seamless Pipe Co, Ltd., Jiangsu Fanli Steel Pipe Co, Ltd., Tuoketuo County Mengfeng Special Steel Co., Ltd. (collectively, Wuxi) ................................................................................................................................ Zhejiang Jianli Enterprise Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Jianli Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Zhuji Jiansheng Machinery Co., Ltd., and Zhejiang Jianli Industry Group Co., Ltd. (collectively, Zhejiang Jinali) ........................................................ All Others ................................................................................................................................................................. Amended Countervailable Subsidy Rates Ad Valorem (Percent): Magnesia Bricks RHI Refractories Liaoning Co., Ltd., RHI Refractories (Dalian) Co., Ltd., and Liaoning RHI Jinding Magnesia Co., Ltd. (RHIJ) (collectively, RHI) ....................................................................................................................... Liaoning Mayerton Refractories and Dalian Mayerton Refractories Co. Ltd. (collectively, Mayerton) ................... All Others ................................................................................................................................................................. Amended Countervailable Subsidy Rates Ad Valorem (Percent): Seamless Pipe Tianjin Pipe (Group) Co., Tianjin Pipe Iron Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Tianguan Yuantong Pipe Product Co., Ltd., Tianjin Pipe International Economic and Trading Co., Ltd., and TPCO Charging Development Co., Ltd. (collectively, TPCO) ................................................................................................................................................... Hengyang Steel Tube Group Int’l Trading, Inc., Hengyang Valin Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Hengyang Valin MPM Tube Co., Ltd., Xigang Seamless Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Wuxi Seamless Special Pipe Co., Ltd., Wuxi Resources Steel Making Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Xigang Group Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., Wuxi Sifang Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin Steel Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd. (collectively, Hengyang) ................................................................................................................................ All Others ................................................................................................................................................................. Implementation of the Revised Cash Deposit Requirements As noted above, on April 1, 2016 and May 26, 2016, in accordance with sections 129(b)(4) and 129(c)(1)(B) of the URAA, USTR directed the Department to implement these final determinations. With respect to all of the investigations except for Magnesia Bricks and Seamless Pipe, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require a cash deposit for estimated countervailing duties at the appropriate rate for each exporter/producer specified above, for entries of subject merchandise, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after April 1, 2016, and May 26, 2016, respectively unless the applicable cash deposit rates have been superseded by intervening segments or revised based on a redetermination of the investigation as a result of domestic litigation. For Magnesia Bricks and Seamless Pipe, the Department’s determinations are that there are insufficient bases on which to initiate investigations into the export restraint programs. As a result, the Department intends to reduce all cash deposit rates in these two proceedings applicable as of May 26, 2016. As noted above, the order on Drill Pipe and corresponding cash deposits instructions have been revoked independently from these Section 129 proceedings.18 This notice of implementation of these section 129 final determinations is published in accordance with section 129(c)(2)(A) of the URAA. Dated: June 3, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. ATTACHMENT: CVD INVESTIGATIONS EXAMINED IN THE SECTION 129 PROCEEDINGS FOR WTO DS437 Case short cite Final determination and order C–570–921 ....... Thermal Paper .............. C–570–931 ....... sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Case No. Pressure Pipe ................ Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 73 FR 57323 (October 2, 2008) (Thermal Paper), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Thermal Paper Decision Memorandum). Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order, 72 FR 70958 (November 24, 2008). Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 74 FR 4936 (January 28, 2009) (Pressure Pipe), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Pressure Pipe Decision Memorandum). Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 11712 (March 19, 2009). 18 See Drill Pipe Revocation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Jun 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 111 / Thursday, June 9, 2016 / Notices 37183 ATTACHMENT: CVD INVESTIGATIONS EXAMINED IN THE SECTION 129 PROCEEDINGS FOR WTO DS437—Continued Case short cite Final determination and order C–570–936 ....... Line Pipe ....................... C–570–938 ....... Citric Acid ...................... C–570–940 ....... Lawn Groomers ............. C–570–942 ....... Kitchen Shelving ........... C–570–944 ....... OCTG ............................ C–570–946 ....... Wire Strand ................... C–570–955 ....... Magnesia Bricks ............ C–570–957 ....... Seamless Pipe .............. C–570–959 ....... Print Graphics ............... C–570–966 ....... Drill Pipe ........................ C–570–968 ....... sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Case No. Aluminum Extrusions .... C–570–978 ....... Steel Cylinders .............. Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 73 FR 70961 (November 24, 2008) (Line Pipe), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Line Pipe Decision Memorandum). Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 4136 (January 23, 2009). Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 74 FR 16836 (April 13, 2009) (Citric Acid), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Citric Acid Decision Memorandum). Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 25705 (May 29, 2009). Certain Tow-Behind Lawn Groomers and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 74 FR 29180 (June 19, 2009) (Lawn Groomers), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Lawn Groomers Decision Memorandum). Certain Tow-Behind Lawn Groomers and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 38399 (August 3, 2009). Certain Kitchen Shelving and Racks from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 74 FR 37012 (July 27, 2009) (Kitchen Shelving), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Kitchen Shelving Decision Memorandum). Certain Kitchen Shelving and Racks from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 46973 (September 14, 2009). Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Final Negative Critical Circumstances Determination, 74 FR 64045 (December 7, 2009) (OCTG), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (OCTG Decision Memorandum). Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 3203 (January 20, 2010). Pre-Stressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 75 FR 28557 (May 21, 2010) (Wire Strand), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Wire Strand Decision Memorandum). Pre-Stressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 38977 (July 7, 2010). Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 75 FR 45472 (August 2, 2010) (Magnesia Bricks), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Magnesia Bricks Decision Memorandum). Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 57442 (September 21, 2010). Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 75 FR 57444 (September 21, 2010) (Seamless Pipe), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Seamless Pipe Decision Memorandum). Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 69050 (November 10, 2010). Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 75 FR 59212 (September 27, 2010) (Print Graphics), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Print Graphics Decision Memorandum). Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 70201 (November 17, 2010). Drill Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 76 FR 1971 (January 11, 2011) (Drill Pipe), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Drill Pipe Decision Memorandum). Drill Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 11758 (March 3, 2011). (Note: The CVD order on drill pipe was revoked. However, the litigation is not yet final and complete. Drill Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With International Trade Commission’s Injury Determination, Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders Pursuant to Court Decision, and Discontinuation of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 79 FR 78037 (December 29, 2014)). Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 76 FR 18521 (April 4, 2011) (Aluminum Extrusions), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Aluminum Extrusions Decision Memorandum). Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 30653 (May 26, 2011). High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 77 FR 26738 (May 7, 2012) (Steel Cylinders), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Steel Cylinders Decision Memorandum). High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 77 FR 37384 (June 21, 2012). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Jun 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 37184 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 111 / Thursday, June 9, 2016 / Notices ATTACHMENT: CVD INVESTIGATIONS EXAMINED IN THE SECTION 129 PROCEEDINGS FOR WTO DS437—Continued Case No. Case short cite Final determination and order C–570–980 ....... Solar Panels .................. Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 77 FR 63788 (October 17, 2012) (Solar Panels), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Solar Panels Decision Memorandum). Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 77 FR 73017 (December 7, 2012). viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g. name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/ A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). [FR Doc. 2016–13691 Filed 6–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE658 Permits; Foreign Fishing FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of application for permit; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS publishes for public review and comment information regarding a permit application for transshipment of Atlantic herring by Canadian vessels, submitted under provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This action is necessary for NMFS to make a determination that the permit application can be approved. DATES: Written comments must be received by June 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by docket NOAA–HQ–2016–0071, by any of the following methods: Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-HQ-2016-0071, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. Mail: Mark Wildman, International Fisheries Division, Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, NOAA Fisheries, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Jun 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Mark Wildman at (301) 427–8386 or by email at mark.wildman@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 204(d) of the MagnusonStevens Act (16 U.S.C. 1824(d)) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to issue a transshipment permit authorizing a vessel other than a vessel of the United States to engage in fishing consisting solely of transporting fish or fish products at sea from a point within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) or, with the concurrence of a state, within the boundaries of that state, to a point outside the United States. In addition, Public Law 104–297, section 105(e), directs the Secretary to issue section 204(d) permits for up to 14 Canadian transport vessels to receive Atlantic herring harvested by United States fishermen and to be used in sardine processing. Transshipment must occur from within the boundaries of the State of Maine or within the portion of the EEZ east of the line 69 degrees 30 minutes west and within 12 nautical miles from Maine’s seaward boundary. Section 204(d)(3)(D) of the MagnusonStevens Act provides that an application may not be approved until the Secretary determines that ‘‘no owner or operator of a vessel of the United States which has adequate capacity to perform the transportation for which the application is submitted has indicated . . . an interest in performing the transportation at fair and reasonable rates.’’ NMFS is publishing this notice as part of its effort to make such a determination with respect to the application described below. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Summary of Application NMFS received an application requesting authorization for four Canadian transport vessels to receive transfers of herring from United States purse seine vessels, stop seines, and weirs for the purpose of transporting the herring to Canada for processing. The transshipment operations will occur within the boundaries of the State of Maine or within the portion of the EEZ east of the line 69°30′ W. longitude and within 12 nautical miles from Maine’s seaward boundary. Dated: June 3, 2016. John Henderschedt, Director, Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–13619 Filed 6–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE613 Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops. AGENCY: Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in July, August, and September of 2016. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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International Trade Administration

[C-570-921; C-570-931; C-570-936; C-570-938; C-570-940; C-570-942; C-
570-944; C-570-946; C-570-955; C-570-957; C-570-959; C-570-966; C-570-
968; C-570-978; C-570-980]


Implementation of Determinations Pursuant to Section 129 of the 
Uruguay Round Agreements Act

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

SUMMARY: On April 1, 2016 and May 26, 2016, the U.S. Trade 
Representative (USTR) directed the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) to implement its determinations under section 129 of the 
Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), regarding 15 countervailing duty 
(CVD) investigations, which render them not inconsistent with the World 
Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement findings in United States--
Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from China, WT/DS437 
(December 18, 2014) (DS437). See Attachment for a listing of the 15 CVD 
investigations at issue in DS437. The Department issued its final 
determinations in these section 129 proceedings on March 31, 2016, 
April 26, 2016, and May 19, 2016. The Department is now implementing 
these final determinations.

DATES: The effective date for the determination covering the Group One 
Investigations and the Wire Strand investigation with respect to the 
public body and input specificity analyses is April 1, 2016, and the 
effective date for the determinations covering the Group Two 
Investigations and Wire Strand with respect to the land specificity 
analysis is May 26, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric B. Greynolds or Kristen Johnson, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-6071 or (202) 482-4793, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 27, 2015, the Department informed interested parties that 
it was initiating proceedings under section 129 of the URAA to 
implement the recommendations and rulings of the WTO Dispute Settlement 
Body (DSB) in DS437.\1\ Given the number of CVD investigations and 
complexity of the issues involved in this dispute, the Department 
addressed each of the issues and conclusions of the panel and Appellate 
Body in DS437 through separate preliminary determination memoranda. 
Specifically, the Department issued preliminary determinations 
regarding: (1) Export Restraints; \2\ (2) Land; \3\ (3) Public Bodies 
and Input Specificity; \4\ and (4) Benefit (Market Distortion).\5\
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    \1\ See Notice of Commencement of Compliance Proceedings 
Pursuant to Section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, 80 FR 
23254 (April 27, 2015).
    \2\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Section 129 Proceeding: United 
States--Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the 
People's Republic of China (WTO/DS437): Preliminary Determination 
Regarding Export Restraints,'' (February 23, 2016).
    \3\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Section 129 Proceeding: United 
States--Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the 
People's Republic of China (WTO/DS437): Preliminary Determination 
Regarding Land Specificity,'' (February 24, 2016).
    \4\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Preliminary Determination of Public 
Bodies and Input Specificity,'' (February 25, 2016); see also 
Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, ``Input Specificity: Preliminary Analysis of the 
Diversification of Economic Activities and Length of Time,'' 
(December 31, 2015).
    \5\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Benefit (Market Distortion) 
Memorandum,'' (March 7, 2016); see also Memorandum to Brendan Quinn, 
Acting Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, ``Supporting 
Memorandum to Preliminary Benefit (Market Distortion) Memorandum,'' 
(March 7, 2016).
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    The Department invited interested parties to comment on each of the 
section 129 preliminary determinations.\6\ After receiving comments and 
rebuttal comments from the interested parties, the Department issued 
final determinations on March 31, 2016,\7\ April 26, 2016,\8\ and May 
19, 2016.\9\
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    \6\ See Department Memorandum to the File, ``Section 129 
Proceedings: United States--Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain 
Products from the People's Republic of China (WTO/DS437): Schedule 
for rebuttal factual information, written argument, and a hearing,'' 
(March 11, 2016).
    \7\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Section 129 Proceedings: United 
States--Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the 
People's Republic of China (WTO DS437): Final Determination of 
Public Bodies and Input Specificity,'' (March 31, 2016); Memorandum 
to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, 
``Section 129 Proceedings: United States--Countervailing Duty 
Measures on Certain Products from the People's Republic of China 
(WTO DS437): No Comment Final Determinations,'' (March 31, 2016); 
and Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement 
and Compliance, ``Section 129 Proceedings: United States--
Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the People's 
Republic of China (WTO DS437): Final Determination for 
Countervailing Duty Investigation on Drill Pipe from the People's 
Republic of China,'' (March 31, 2016).
    \8\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Section 129 Proceedings: United 
States--Countervailing Duty (CVD) Measures on Certain Products from 
the People's Republic of China (WTO DS437): Final Determination on 
the Initiation of Allegations of Export Restraints in Magnesia 
Bricks,'' (April 26, 2016) (Final Determination for Export 
Restraints); see also Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Section 129 Proceedings: 
United States--Countervailing Duty (CVD) Measures on Certain 
Products from the People's Republic of China (WTO DS437): Final 
Determination for Certain Seamless Carbon Alloy Steel Standard, 
Line, and Pressure Pipe from the People's Republic of China 
(Seamless Pipe from the PRC),'' (April 26, 2016) (Final 
Determination for Seamless Pipe).
    \9\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Section 129 Proceedings: United 
States--Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the 
People's Republic of China (WTO DS437): Final Determination for 
Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, OCTG, Wire Strand, and Solar Panels,'' 
(May 19, 2016) (Final Determination for Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, 
OCTG, Wire Strand, and Solar Panels).

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    On April 1, 2016, USTR notified the Department that, consistent 
with section 129(b)(3) of the URAA, consultations with the Department 
and the appropriate congressional committees with respect to the March 
31, 2016, determinations, had been completed and USTR directed the 
Department to implement those determinations in accordance with section 
129(b)(4) of the URAA. As explained below, those determinations applied 
to Lawn Groomers, Kitchen Shelving, Steel Cylinders, Print Graphics, 
Aluminum Extrusions, Thermal Paper, and Citric Acid (``Group One 
Investigations''), as well as Wire Strand with respect to the 
Department's public body and input specificity analyses.
    On May 26, 2016, USTR notified the Department that, consistent with 
section 129(b)(3) of the URAA, consultations with the Department and 
the appropriate congressional committees with respect to the April 26, 
2016, and May 19, 2016, determinations had been completed and USTR 
directed the Department to implement those determinations in accordance 
with section 129(b)(4) of the URAA. Those determinations apply to 
Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, OCTG, Solar Panels, Seamless Pipe, and 
Magnesia Bricks (``Group Two Investigations'') and Wire Strand with 
respect to the Department's land specificity analysis. Also on May 26, 
2016, in accordance with section 129(b)(4) of the URAA, USTR directed 
the Department to implement those determinations as well.

Nature of the Proceedings

    Section 129 of the URAA governs the nature and effect of 
determinations issued by the Department to implement findings by WTO 
dispute settlement panels and the Appellate Body. Specifically, section 
129(b)(2) of the URAA provides that ``notwithstanding any provision of 
the Tariff Act of 1930,'' upon a written request from USTR, the 
Department shall issue a determination that would render its actions 
not inconsistent with an adverse finding of a WTO panel or the 
Appellate Body.\10\ The Statement of Administrative Action, U.R.A.A., 
H. Doc. 316, Vol. 1, 103d Cong. (1994) (SAA), variously refers to such 
a determination by the Department as a ``new,'' ``second,'' and 
``different'' determination.\11\ After consulting with the Department 
and the appropriate congressional committees, USTR may direct the 
Department to implement, in whole or in part, the new determination 
made under section 129 of the URAA.\12\ Pursuant to section 129(c) of 
the URAA, the new determination shall apply with respect to 
unliquidated entries of the subject merchandise that are entered or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after the date on 
which USTR directs the Department to implement the new 
determination.\13\ The new determination is subject to judicial review, 
separate and apart from judicial review of the Department's original 
determination.\14\
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    \10\ See 19 U.S.C. 3538(b)(2).
    \11\ See SAA at 1025, 1027.
    \12\ See 19 U.S.C. 3538(b)(4).
    \13\ See 19 U.S.C. 3538(c).
    \14\ See 19 U.S.C. 1516(a)(2)(B)(vii).
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Final Determinations: Analysis of Comments Received

    The issues raised in the comments and rebuttal comments submitted 
by interested parties to these proceedings are addressed in the 
respective final determinations. The issues included in the respective 
final determinations are as follows: (1) Export Restraints (Magnesia 
Bricks and Seamless Pipe); (2) Land (Thermal Paper, Line Pipe, Citric 
Acid, OCTG, Wire Strand, and Seamless Pipe); (3) Public Bodies and 
Input Specificity (Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, Lawn Groomers, Kitchen 
Shelving, OCTG, Wire Strand, Seamless Pipe, Print Graphics, Aluminum 
Extrusions, Steel Cylinders, and Solar Panels); and (4) Benefit (Market 
Distortion) (Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, OCTG, and Solar Panels). 
Separately, the Department issued a memorandum regarding Drill Pipe, 
concluding that because the order for Drill Pipe had been revoked 
pursuant to a final and conclusive decision from the U.S. Court of 
Appeals for the Federal Circuit, there is no longer a need for the 
Department to issue a determination in connection with this proceeding 
to render it not inconsistent with the findings in WTO DS437.\15\ The 
final determinations are public documents and are 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 
is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of 
the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, complete 
versions of the final determinations can be accessed directly on the 
Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed 
versions of the final determinations and the electronic versions of the 
final determinations are identical in content.
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    \15\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Section 129 Proceeding: United 
States--Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the 
People's Republic of China (WTO/DS437): Final Determination for 
Countervailing Duty Investigation on Drill Pipe from the People's 
Republic of China,'' (March 31, 2016); see also Drill Pipe from the 
People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony 
With International Trade Commission's Injury Determination, 
Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders Pursuant to 
Court Decision, and Discontinuation of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review, 79 FR 78037 (December 29, 2014) (Drill Pipe 
Revocation).
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Final Determinations: Recalculated Countervailing Duty Rates

    The recalculated CVD rates, as included in the final determinations 
and which remain unchanged from the preliminary determinations for each 
company, are listed below. As indicated, we made changes to the net 
subsidy rates in certain proceedings (i.e., Line Pipe, OCTG, Magnesia 
Bricks, and Seamless Pipe).\16\ As noted above, the CVD order for Drill 
Pipe including the corresponding CVD rates have been revoked 
independently from this Section 129 proceeding.\17\ The net subsidy 
rates for the remaining CVD proceedings in DS437 are unchanged.
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    \16\ See Final Determination for Export Restraints, Final 
Determination for Seamless Pipe, and Final Determination for 
Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, OCTG, Wire Strand, and Solar Panels.
    \17\ See Drill Pipe Revocation.

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                                             CVD rate       Revised CVD
           Exporter/producer             (investigation)       rate
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  Amended Countervailable Subsidy Rates Ad Valorem (Percent): Line Pipe
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Huludao Seven-Star Steel Pipe Group                33.43           32.65
 Co., Ltd. (Huludao Seven Star Group),
 Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd.
 (Huludao Steel Pipe), and Huludao
 Bohai Oil Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd.
 (Huludao Bohai Oil Pipe)
 (collectively, the Huludao Companies).
Liaoning Northern Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.             40.05           40.05
 (Northern Steel)......................

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All Others.............................            36.74           36.35
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    Amended Countervailable Subsidy Rates Ad Valorem (Percent): OCTG
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Tianjin Pipe (Group) Co., Tianjin Pipe             10.49            7.71
 Iron Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Tianguan
 Yuantong Pipe Product Co., Ltd.,
 Tianjin Pipe International Economic
 and Trading Co., Ltd., and TPCO
 Charging Development Co., Ltd.
 (collectively, TPCO)..................
Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co. and                12.46           12.46
 Jiangsu Changbao Precision Steel Tube
 Co., Ltd. (collectively, Changbao)....
Wuxi Seamless Pipe Co, Ltd., Jiangsu               14.95           14.95
 Fanli Steel Pipe Co, Ltd., Tuoketuo
 County Mengfeng Special Steel Co.,
 Ltd. (collectively, Wuxi).............
Zhejiang Jianli Enterprise Co., Ltd.,              15.78           15.78
 Zhejiang Jianli Steel Tube Co., Ltd.,
 Zhuji Jiansheng Machinery Co., Ltd.,
 and Zhejiang Jianli Industry Group
 Co., Ltd. (collectively, Zhejiang
 Jinali)...............................
All Others.............................            13.41           12.26
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  Amended Countervailable Subsidy Rates Ad Valorem (Percent): Magnesia
                                 Bricks
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RHI Refractories Liaoning Co., Ltd.,               24.24            3.00
 RHI Refractories (Dalian) Co., Ltd.,
 and Liaoning RHI Jinding Magnesia Co.,
 Ltd. (RHIJ) (collectively, RHI).......
Liaoning Mayerton Refractories and                253.87          232.63
 Dalian Mayerton Refractories Co. Ltd.
 (collectively, Mayerton)..............
All Others.............................            24.24            3.00
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  Amended Countervailable Subsidy Rates Ad Valorem (Percent): Seamless
                                  Pipe
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Tianjin Pipe (Group) Co., Tianjin Pipe             13.66            8.24
 Iron Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Tianguan
 Yuantong Pipe Product Co., Ltd.,
 Tianjin Pipe International Economic
 and Trading Co., Ltd., and TPCO
 Charging Development Co., Ltd.
 (collectively, TPCO)..................
Hengyang Steel Tube Group Int'l                    56.67           49.56
 Trading, Inc., Hengyang Valin Steel
 Tube Co., Ltd., Hengyang Valin MPM
 Tube Co., Ltd., Xigang Seamless Steel
 Tube Co., Ltd., Wuxi Seamless Special
 Pipe Co., Ltd., Wuxi Resources Steel
 Making Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Xigang Group
 Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron &
 Steel Co., Ltd., Wuxi Sifang Steel
 Tube Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin Steel Co.,
 Ltd., Hunan Valin Iron & Steel Group
 Co., Ltd. (collectively, Hengyang)....
All Others.............................            35.17           28.90
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Implementation of the Revised Cash Deposit Requirements

    As noted above, on April 1, 2016 and May 26, 2016, in accordance 
with sections 129(b)(4) and 129(c)(1)(B) of the URAA, USTR directed the 
Department to implement these final determinations. With respect to all 
of the investigations except for Magnesia Bricks and Seamless Pipe, the 
Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require 
a cash deposit for estimated countervailing duties at the appropriate 
rate for each exporter/producer specified above, for entries of subject 
merchandise, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on 
or after April 1, 2016, and May 26, 2016, respectively unless the 
applicable cash deposit rates have been superseded by intervening 
segments or revised based on a redetermination of the investigation as 
a result of domestic litigation. For Magnesia Bricks and Seamless Pipe, 
the Department's determinations are that there are insufficient bases 
on which to initiate investigations into the export restraint programs. 
As a result, the Department intends to reduce all cash deposit rates in 
these two proceedings applicable as of May 26, 2016. As noted above, 
the order on Drill Pipe and corresponding cash deposits instructions 
have been revoked independently from these Section 129 proceedings.\18\ 
This notice of implementation of these section 129 final determinations 
is published in accordance with section 129(c)(2)(A) of the URAA.
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    \18\ See Drill Pipe Revocation.

    Dated: June 3, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

 Attachment: CVD Investigations Examined in the Section 129 Proceedings
                              for WTO DS437
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                                                 Final determination and
         Case No.            Case short cite              order
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C-570-921................  Thermal Paper......  Lightweight Thermal
                                                 Paper from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Final Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, 73 FR
                                                 57323 (October 2, 2008)
                                                 (Thermal Paper), and
                                                 accompanying Decision
                                                 Memorandum (Thermal
                                                 Paper Decision
                                                 Memorandum).
                                                 Lightweight Thermal
                                                 Paper from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Notice of Amended Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination and
                                                 Notice of
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Order, 72 FR 70958
                                                 (November 24, 2008).
C-570-931................  Pressure Pipe......  Circular Welded
                                                 Austenitic Stainless
                                                 Pressure Pipe from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, 74 FR
                                                 4936 (January 28, 2009)
                                                 (Pressure Pipe), and
                                                 accompanying Decision
                                                 Memorandum (Pressure
                                                 Pipe Decision
                                                 Memorandum). Circular
                                                 Welded Austenitic
                                                 Stainless Pressure Pipe
                                                 from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Order, 74 FR 11712
                                                 (March 19, 2009).

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C-570-936................  Line Pipe..........  Circular Welded Carbon
                                                 Quality Steel Line Pipe
                                                 from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Final Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, 73 FR
                                                 70961 (November 24,
                                                 2008) (Line Pipe), and
                                                 accompanying Decision
                                                 Memorandum (Line Pipe
                                                 Decision Memorandum).
                                                 Circular Welded Carbon
                                                 Quality Steel Line Pipe
                                                 from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Notice of Amended Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination and
                                                 Notice of
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Order, 74 FR 4136
                                                 (January 23, 2009).
C-570-938................  Citric Acid........  Citric Acid and Certain
                                                 Citrate Salts from
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, 74 FR
                                                 16836 (April 13, 2009)
                                                 (Citric Acid), and
                                                 accompanying Decision
                                                 Memorandum (Citric Acid
                                                 Decision Memorandum).
                                                 Citric Acid and Certain
                                                 Citrate Salts from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Notice of
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Order, 74 FR 25705 (May
                                                 29, 2009).
C-570-940................  Lawn Groomers......  Certain Tow-Behind Lawn
                                                 Groomers and Certain
                                                 Parts Thereof from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, 74 FR
                                                 29180 (June 19, 2009)
                                                 (Lawn Groomers), and
                                                 accompanying Decision
                                                 Memorandum (Lawn
                                                 Groomers Decision
                                                 Memorandum). Certain
                                                 Tow-Behind Lawn
                                                 Groomers and Certain
                                                 Parts Thereof from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Countervailing
                                                 Duty Order, 74 FR 38399
                                                 (August 3, 2009).
C-570-942................  Kitchen Shelving...  Certain Kitchen Shelving
                                                 and Racks from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, 74 FR
                                                 37012 (July 27, 2009)
                                                 (Kitchen Shelving), and
                                                 accompanying Decision
                                                 Memorandum (Kitchen
                                                 Shelving Decision
                                                 Memorandum). Certain
                                                 Kitchen Shelving and
                                                 Racks from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Order, 74 FR 46973
                                                 (September 14, 2009).
C-570-944................  OCTG...............  Certain Oil Country
                                                 Tubular Goods from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, Final
                                                 Negative Critical
                                                 Circumstances
                                                 Determination, 74 FR
                                                 64045 (December 7,
                                                 2009) (OCTG), and
                                                 accompanying Decision
                                                 Memorandum (OCTG
                                                 Decision Memorandum).
                                                 Certain Oil Country
                                                 Tubular Goods from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Amended Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination and
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Order, 75 FR 3203
                                                 (January 20, 2010).
C-570-946................  Wire Strand........  Pre-Stressed Concrete
                                                 Steel Wire Strand from
                                                 the People's Republic
                                                 of China: Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, 75 FR
                                                 28557 (May 21, 2010)
                                                 (Wire Strand), and
                                                 accompanying Decision
                                                 Memorandum (Wire Strand
                                                 Decision Memorandum).
                                                 Pre-Stressed Concrete
                                                 Steel Wire Strand from
                                                 the People's Republic
                                                 of China: Notice of
                                                 Amended Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination and
                                                 Notice of
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Order, 75 FR 38977
                                                 (July 7, 2010).
C-570-955................  Magnesia Bricks....  Certain Magnesia Carbon
                                                 Bricks from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, 75 FR
                                                 45472 (August 2, 2010)
                                                 (Magnesia Bricks), and
                                                 accompanying Decision
                                                 Memorandum (Magnesia
                                                 Bricks Decision
                                                 Memorandum). Certain
                                                 Magnesia Carbon Bricks
                                                 from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Order, 75 FR 57442
                                                 (September 21, 2010).
C-570-957................  Seamless Pipe......  Certain Seamless Carbon
                                                 and Alloy Steel
                                                 Standard, Line, and
                                                 Pressure Pipe from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, Final
                                                 Affirmative Critical
                                                 Circumstances
                                                 Determination, 75 FR
                                                 57444 (September 21,
                                                 2010) (Seamless Pipe),
                                                 and accompanying
                                                 Decision Memorandum
                                                 (Seamless Pipe Decision
                                                 Memorandum). Certain
                                                 Seamless Carbon and
                                                 Alloy Steel Standard,
                                                 Line, and Pressure Pipe
                                                 from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Amended Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination and
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Order, 75 FR 69050
                                                 (November 10, 2010).
C-570-959................  Print Graphics.....  Certain Coated Paper
                                                 Suitable for High-
                                                 Quality Print Graphics
                                                 Using Sheet-Fed Presses
                                                 from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Final Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, 75 FR
                                                 59212 (September 27,
                                                 2010) (Print Graphics),
                                                 and accompanying
                                                 Decision Memorandum
                                                 (Print Graphics
                                                 Decision Memorandum).
                                                 Certain Coated Paper
                                                 Suitable for High-
                                                 Quality Print Graphics
                                                 Using Sheet-Fed Presses
                                                 from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Amended Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination and
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Order, 75 FR 70201
                                                 (November 17, 2010).
C-570-966................  Drill Pipe.........  Drill Pipe from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, Final
                                                 Affirmative Critical
                                                 Circumstances
                                                 Determination, 76 FR
                                                 1971 (January 11, 2011)
                                                 (Drill Pipe), and
                                                 accompanying Decision
                                                 Memorandum (Drill Pipe
                                                 Decision Memorandum).
                                                 Drill Pipe from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Countervailing
                                                 Duty Order, 76 FR 11758
                                                 (March 3, 2011). (Note:
                                                 The CVD order on drill
                                                 pipe was revoked.
                                                 However, the litigation
                                                 is not yet final and
                                                 complete. Drill Pipe
                                                 from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Notice of Court
                                                 Decision Not in Harmony
                                                 With International
                                                 Trade Commission's
                                                 Injury Determination,
                                                 Revocation of
                                                 Antidumping and
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Orders Pursuant to
                                                 Court Decision, and
                                                 Discontinuation of
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Administrative Review,
                                                 79 FR 78037 (December
                                                 29, 2014)).
C-570-968................  Aluminum Extrusions  Aluminum Extrusions from
                                                 the People's Republic
                                                 of China: Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, 76 FR
                                                 18521 (April 4, 2011)
                                                 (Aluminum Extrusions),
                                                 and accompanying
                                                 Decision Memorandum
                                                 (Aluminum Extrusions
                                                 Decision Memorandum).
                                                 Aluminum Extrusions
                                                 from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Order, 76 FR 30653 (May
                                                 26, 2011).
C-570-978................  Steel Cylinders....  High Pressure Steel
                                                 Cylinders from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Final
                                                 Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination, 77 FR
                                                 26738 (May 7, 2012)
                                                 (Steel Cylinders), and
                                                 accompanying Decision
                                                 Memorandum (Steel
                                                 Cylinders Decision
                                                 Memorandum). High
                                                 Pressure Steel
                                                 Cylinders from the
                                                 People's Republic of
                                                 China: Countervailing
                                                 Duty Order, 77 FR 37384
                                                 (June 21, 2012).

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C-570-980................  Solar Panels.......  Crystalline Silicon
                                                 Photovoltaic Cells,
                                                 Whether or Not
                                                 Assembled Into Modules,
                                                 from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Final Affirmative
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Determination and Final
                                                 Affirmative Critical
                                                 Circumstances
                                                 Determination, 77 FR
                                                 63788 (October 17,
                                                 2012) (Solar Panels),
                                                 and accompanying
                                                 Decision Memorandum
                                                 (Solar Panels Decision
                                                 Memorandum).
                                                 Crystalline Silicon
                                                 Photovoltaic Cells,
                                                 Whether or Not
                                                 Assembled Into Modules,
                                                 from the People's
                                                 Republic of China:
                                                 Countervailing Duty
                                                 Order, 77 FR 73017
                                                 (December 7, 2012).
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