Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014-2015, 37573-37574 [2016-13721]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 112 / Friday, June 10, 2016 / Notices G. Currency Conversion Recommendation International Trade Administration Effective Date: June 10, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg, 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) 482–1785. [A–570–827] Scope of the Order DATES: [FR Doc. 2016–13704 Filed 6–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Certain Cased Pencils From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is a conducting a new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on certain cased pencils from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The NSR covers the exporter Wah Yuen Stationery Co., Ltd. and its affiliated producer, Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co., Ltd. (collectively, Wah Yuen). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015. The Department preliminarily finds that Wah Yuen made a sale of subject merchandise at below normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. AGENCY: Imports covered by this order are shipments of certain cased pencils of any shape or dimension which are writing and/or drawing instruments that feature cores of graphite or other materials, encased in wood and/or manmade materials, whether or not decorated and whether or not tipped (e.g., with erasers, etc.) in any fashion, and either sharpened or unsharpened. The pencils subject to the order are currently classifiable under subheading 9609.10.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.1 Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description is dispositive. Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is in the attached Appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s centralized electronic service system (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov, and it is available to all parties in the Department’s Central Records Unit, 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 Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margin exists for the POR December 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015: Exporter Producer Wah Yuen Stationery Co., Ltd. .......................................................................................................... The Department will disclose the analysis performed for these preliminary results to the parties within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit case briefs by no later than 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review.2 Rebuttals, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed by no later than five days after the case briefs are filed.3 Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice.4 Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.5 Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii), the Department intends to issue the final results of this new shipper review, which will include the results of its analysis of all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, within 90 days of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act. 1 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, re: ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review: Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated June 2, 2016. 2 See 19 CFR 351.309(c). asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Jun 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37573 Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co., Ltd.. Weighted average dumping margin (percent) 31.03 Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b), the Department will determine, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.6 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this new shipper review. If the respondent’s weighted average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 percent) in the final results, the Department will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for each importer’s examined sales to the total 3 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 CFR 351.310(c). 5 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 6 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 4 See E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1 37574 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 112 / Friday, June 10, 2016 / Notices entered value of those sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where an importer-specific ad valorem rate is not zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate antidumping duties at the time of liquidation.7 Where either a respondent’s weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific ad valorem rate is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.8 For entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales data submitted by Wah Yuen, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the rate for the PRC-wide entity.9 The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties, where applicable. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this new shipper review for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: For merchandise produced by Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co., Ltd. and exported by Wah Yuen Stationery Co., Ltd., the cash deposit rates will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required). These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. 7 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 9 For a full discussion of this practice, see NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). 8 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Jun 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: June 2, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology V. Date of Sale VI. Comparisons to Normal Value VII. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis VIII. U.S. Price IX. Normal Value X. Factor Valuations XI. Currency Conversion XII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–13721 Filed 6–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board: Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-827]


Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014-2015

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is a conducting a 
new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on certain cased 
pencils from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The NSR covers the 
exporter Wah Yuen Stationery Co., Ltd. and its affiliated producer, 
Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co., Ltd. (collectively, Wah Yuen). The 
period of review (POR) is December 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015. The 
Department preliminarily finds that Wah Yuen made a sale of subject 
merchandise at below normal value. Interested parties are invited to 
comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective Date: June 10, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg, 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) 482-1785.

Scope of the Order

    Imports covered by this order are shipments of certain cased 
pencils of any shape or dimension which are writing and/or drawing 
instruments that feature cores of graphite or other materials, encased 
in wood and/or man-made materials, whether or not decorated and whether 
or not tipped (e.g., with erasers, etc.) in any fashion, and either 
sharpened or unsharpened. The pencils subject to the order are 
currently classifiable under subheading 9609.10.00 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). A full description of the 
scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\1\ Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written product description is 
dispositive.
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    \1\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, re: ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review: Certain Cased Pencils from the 
People's Republic of China,'' dated June 2, 2016.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 
CFR 351.214. For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics 
discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is in the attached 
Appendix to this notice.
    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on 
file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's centralized 
electronic service system (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered 
users at http://access.trade.gov, and it is available to all parties in 
the Department's Central Records Unit, 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 Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margin exists for the POR December 1, 2014, 
through May 31, 2015:

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                                                        Weighted average
            Exporter                    Producer         dumping margin
                                                           (percent)
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Wah Yuen Stationery Co., Ltd....  Shandong Wah Yuen                31.03
                                   Stationery Co.,
                                   Ltd..
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department will disclose the analysis performed for these 
preliminary results to the parties within five days of the date of 
publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). 
Interested parties may submit case briefs by no later than 30 days 
after the date of publication of these preliminary results of 
review.\2\ Rebuttals, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may 
be filed by no later than five days after the case briefs are filed.\3\
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    \2\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c).
    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
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    Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of 
publication of this notice.\4\ Hearing requests should contain the 
following information: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone 
number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to 
be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in 
the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be 
notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230.\5\
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    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 
751(a)(2)(B)(iii), the Department intends to issue the final results of 
this new shipper review, which will include the results of its analysis 
of all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, within 90 days of 
publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 
751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b), 
the Department will determine, and the U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries.\6\ The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to 
CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this 
new shipper review.
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
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    If the respondent's weighted average dumping margin is not zero or 
de minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 percent) in the final results, the 
Department will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the 
basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for each 
importer's examined sales to the total

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entered value of those sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 
Where an importer-specific ad valorem rate is not zero or de minimis, 
the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate antidumping 
duties at the time of liquidation.\7\ Where either a respondent's 
weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-
specific ad valorem rate is zero or de minimis, the Department will 
instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to 
antidumping duties.\8\
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
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    For entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales data submitted 
by Wah Yuen, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries 
at the rate for the PRC-wide entity.\9\ The final results of this 
review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on 
entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and 
for future cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties, where 
applicable.
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    \9\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Non-Market 
Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this new shipper review for 
shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as 
provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: For merchandise produced 
by Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co., Ltd. and exported by Wah Yuen 
Stationery Co., Ltd., the cash deposit rates will be equal to the 
weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of 
this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash 
deposit will be required). These cash deposit requirements, when 
imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to an 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or 
conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a violation 
subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 
351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: June 2, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Methodology
V. Date of Sale
VI. Comparisons to Normal Value
VII. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis
VIII. U.S. Price
IX. Normal Value
X. Factor Valuations
XI. Currency Conversion
XII. Recommendation

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