Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 51185-51186 [2016-18402]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 149 / Wednesday, August 3, 2016 / Notices Dated: August 1, 2016. Julie P. Heizer Deputy Director, National Travel and Tourism Office. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–601] [FR Doc. 2016–18531 Filed 8–1–16; 4:15 pm] Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) received a request from Zhejiang Jingli Bearing Technology Co. Ltd. (Zhejiang Jingli) for a new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (TRBs), from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). We have determined that this request meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (POR) for this NSR is June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016. DATES: Effective August 3, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Rey or Blaine Wiltse, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5518 or (202) 482–6345, respectively. AGENCY: [A–552–801] Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Correction of the Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review Federal Register Notice Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective August 3, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker or Kenneth Hawkins, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–0413 or 202–482– 6491, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 7, 2016, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register the 2014–2015 Final Results of the New Shipper Review on Fish Fillets from Vietnam.1 The 2014– 2015 Final Results of the New Shipper Review on Fish Fillets from Vietnam contained two errors.2 Specifically, the period of review (‘‘POR’’) is incorrectly stated as August 1, 2014, to January 1, 2015. The correct POR is August 1, 2014, to January 31, 2015. In addition, we note the Vietnam-wide rate is $2.39/ kilogram, not $2.35/kilogram. As a result, the 2014–2015 Final Results of the New Shipper Review on Fish Fillets from Vietnam are being corrected. This correction to the Federal Register notice is issued and published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Dated July 28, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–18415 Filed 8–2–16; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 15, 1987, the Department published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on TRBs from the PRC.1 In June 2016, the Department received a properly-filed request for an NSR from Zhejiang Jingli 2 during the anniversary month of the antidumping duty order, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). In its request, Zhejiang Jingli certified that it is a producer and exporter of TRBs from the PRC. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i), Zhejiang Jingli also certified that it did not export TRBs to the United States during the period of investigation (POI).3 In addition, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), Zhejiang Jingli certified that, since the BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 1 See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014–2015, 81 FR 44272 (July 7, 2016) (‘‘2014–2015 Final Results of the New Shipper Review on Fish Fillets from Vietnam’’). 2 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Aug 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 1 See Antidumping Duty Order; Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished or Unfinished, From the People’s Republic of China, 52 FR 22667 (June 15, 1987). 2 See Zhejiang Jingli’s June 28, 2016, submission (Zhejiang Jingli NSR Request). 3 Id., at Exhibit 1. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51185 initiation of the investigation, it has never been affiliated with any PRC exporter or producer who exported TRBs to the United States during the POI, including those respondents not individually examined during the investigation.4 As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B), Zhejiang Jingli certified that its export activities were not controlled by the government of the PRC.5 Finally, because Zhejiang Jingli purchased in-scope parts from unaffiliated suppliers, it also provided these same certifications from its suppliers, as required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(ii)(B), (b)(2)(iii)(A), and (b)(2)(iii)(B).6 In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Zhejiang Jingli submitted documentation establishing the following: (1) The date on which it first sold TRBs for export to the United States and the date on which the TRBs were first entered; (2) the volume of its first shipment; and (3) the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States.7 The Department conducted a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) database query to confirm that Zhejiang Jingli’s shipment of subject merchandise entered the United States for consumption and that liquidation of this entry had been properly suspended for antidumping duties. The Department also examined whether the CBP data confirmed that this entry was made during the POR. The information the Department examined was consistent with that provided by Zhejiang Jingli. Period of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A), the POR for an NSR initiated in the month immediately following the anniversary month will be the twelve-month period immediately preceding the anniversary month. Therefore, the POR is June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016. Based on the information provided by Zhejiang Jingli, the subject merchandise upon which Zhejiang Jingli’s NSR request is based entered the United States during this twelve-month POR. Initiation of New Shipper Review Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.214(b), 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), and after reviewing the information on the record, the Department finds that the request from 4 Id. 5 Id. 6 See Zhejiang Jingli’s July 25, 2016, submission at Attachment. 7 Id., at Exhibit 2. E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 51186 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 149 / Wednesday, August 3, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Zhejiang Jingli meets the threshold requirements for the initiation of an NSR for shipments of TRBs from the PRC by Zhejiang Jingli.8 If the information supplied by Zhejiang Jingli cannot be verified, or is otherwise found to be incorrect or insufficient during the course of this proceeding, the Department may rescind the NSR or apply facts available pursuant to section 776 of the Act, depending on the facts on the record. On February 24, 2016, the President signed into law the ‘‘Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015,’’ H.R. 644, which made several amendments to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act. We will conduct this NSR in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, as amended by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.9 The Department intends to issue the preliminary results of this NSR no later than 180 days from the date of initiation, and the final results within 90 days after the date on which the preliminary results are issued, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act. It is the Department’s usual practice, in cases involving non-market economy countries, to require that a company seeking to establish eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the country-wide rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of government control over the company’s export activities. Accordingly, we will issue a questionnaire to Zhejiang Jingli which will include a section requesting information concerning its eligibility for a separate rate. The review will proceed if the response provides sufficient indication that Zhejiang Jingli is not subject to either de jure or de facto government control with respect to its exports of subject merchandise. To assist in its analysis of the bona fides of Zhejiang Jingli’s sale pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act, upon initiation of this NSR, the Department will require Zhejiang Jingli to submit on an ongoing basis complete transaction information concerning any sales of subject merchandise to the United States that were made subsequent to the POR. Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in this NSR should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are published in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i). 8 See Memorandum to the File from Manuel Rey, International Trade Compliance Analyst, Office II, AD/CVD Operations, entitled ‘‘Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review of Zhejiang Jingli,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. 9 Notably, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 removed from section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act the provision directing the Department to instruct CBP to allow an importer the option of posting a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit during the pendency of an NSR. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review The Department initiated a review of nine companies in this segment of the proceeding.1 In response to timely filed VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Aug 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 Dated: July 28, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–18402 Filed 8–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–825] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip (PET film) from India for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. We preliminarily determine that Jindal Poly Films Limited of India (Jindal) and SRF Limited (SRF) received countervailable subsidies during the POR. See the ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review’’ section, below. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective August 3, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0197. AGENCY: 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 53106, 53109 (September 2, 2015) (Initiation Notice). The nine companies were Ester Industries Limited (Ester), Garware Polyester Ltd. (Garware), PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 withdrawal requests, we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to Ester, Garware, MTZ, Polyplex, Uflex Ltd., Vacmet, and Vacmet India Limited, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). The remaining companies subject to the instant review are Jindal and SRF, which the Department has selected as the mandatory respondents.2 Scope of the Order For purposes of the order, the products covered are all gauges of raw, pretreated, or primed polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip, whether extruded or coextruded. Excluded are metallized films and other finished films that have had at least one of their surfaces modified by the application of a performance-enhancing resinous or inorganic layer of more than 0.00001 inches thick. Imports of PET film are classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item number 3920.62.00.90. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(l)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.3 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and Jindal Poly Films Ltd. of India (Jindal), MTZ Polyesters Ltd. (MTZ), Polyplex Corporation Ltd. (Polyplex), SRF Limited (SRF), Vacmet, Vacmet India Limited and Uflex Ltd. DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., and SKC, Inc. (collectively Petitioners) requested a review for six companies (Ester, Garware, Polyplex, SRF, Jindal, and Vacmet). Polyplex USA LLC and Flex Films (USA) Inc. (collectively Domestic Interested Parties) requested a review for eight companies (Ester, Garware, Jindal, MTZ, Polyplex, SRF, Uflex Ltd., Vacmet and Vacmet India Limited). In addition, Jindal and SRF self-requested an administrative review. 2 See Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Countervailing Duty (CVD) Administrative Review of Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET film) from India; 2014’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 149 (Wednesday, August 3, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51185-51186]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-601]


Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and 
Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of 
Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) received a request 
from Zhejiang Jingli Bearing Technology Co. Ltd. (Zhejiang Jingli) for 
a new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on tapered 
roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (TRBs), from 
the People's Republic of China (PRC). We have determined that this 
request meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. 
The period of review (POR) for this NSR is June 1, 2015, through May 
31, 2016.

DATES: Effective August 3, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Rey or Blaine Wiltse, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5518 or (202) 482-6345, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On June 15, 1987, the Department published in the Federal Register 
the antidumping duty order on TRBs from the PRC.\1\ In June 2016, the 
Department received a properly-filed request for an NSR from Zhejiang 
Jingli \2\ during the anniversary month of the antidumping duty order, 
pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order; Tapered Roller Bearings and 
Parts Thereof, Finished or Unfinished, From the People's Republic of 
China, 52 FR 22667 (June 15, 1987).
    \2\ See Zhejiang Jingli's June 28, 2016, submission (Zhejiang 
Jingli NSR Request).
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    In its request, Zhejiang Jingli certified that it is a producer and 
exporter of TRBs from the PRC. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i), Zhejiang Jingli also certified 
that it did not export TRBs to the United States during the period of 
investigation (POI).\3\ In addition, pursuant to section 
751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), 
Zhejiang Jingli certified that, since the initiation of the 
investigation, it has never been affiliated with any PRC exporter or 
producer who exported TRBs to the United States during the POI, 
including those respondents not individually examined during the 
investigation.\4\ As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B), Zhejiang 
Jingli certified that its export activities were not controlled by the 
government of the PRC.\5\ Finally, because Zhejiang Jingli purchased 
in-scope parts from unaffiliated suppliers, it also provided these same 
certifications from its suppliers, as required by 19 CFR 
351.214(b)(2)(ii)(B), (b)(2)(iii)(A), and (b)(2)(iii)(B).\6\
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    \3\ Id., at Exhibit 1.
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ Id.
    \6\ See Zhejiang Jingli's July 25, 2016, submission at 
Attachment.
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    In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Zhejiang Jingli submitted documentation 
establishing the following: (1) The date on which it first sold TRBs 
for export to the United States and the date on which the TRBs were 
first entered; (2) the volume of its first shipment; and (3) the date 
of its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States.\7\
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    \7\ Id., at Exhibit 2.
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    The Department conducted a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
database query to confirm that Zhejiang Jingli's shipment of subject 
merchandise entered the United States for consumption and that 
liquidation of this entry had been properly suspended for antidumping 
duties. The Department also examined whether the CBP data confirmed 
that this entry was made during the POR. The information the Department 
examined was consistent with that provided by Zhejiang Jingli.

Period of Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A), the POR for an NSR 
initiated in the month immediately following the anniversary month will 
be the twelve-month period immediately preceding the anniversary month. 
Therefore, the POR is June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016. Based on the 
information provided by Zhejiang Jingli, the subject merchandise upon 
which Zhejiang Jingli's NSR request is based entered the United States 
during this twelve-month POR.

Initiation of New Shipper Review

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.214(b), 19 
CFR 351.214(d)(1), and after reviewing the information on the record, 
the Department finds that the request from

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Zhejiang Jingli meets the threshold requirements for the initiation of 
an NSR for shipments of TRBs from the PRC by Zhejiang Jingli.\8\ If the 
information supplied by Zhejiang Jingli cannot be verified, or is 
otherwise found to be incorrect or insufficient during the course of 
this proceeding, the Department may rescind the NSR or apply facts 
available pursuant to section 776 of the Act, depending on the facts on 
the record.
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    \8\ See Memorandum to the File from Manuel Rey, International 
Trade Compliance Analyst, Office II, AD/CVD Operations, entitled 
``Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and 
Unfinished, from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New 
Shipper Review of Zhejiang Jingli,'' dated concurrently with this 
notice.
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    On February 24, 2016, the President signed into law the ``Trade 
Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015,'' H.R. 644, which made 
several amendments to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act. We will conduct 
this NSR in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, as amended 
by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.\9\
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    \9\ Notably, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 
2015 removed from section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act the provision 
directing the Department to instruct CBP to allow an importer the 
option of posting a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit 
during the pendency of an NSR.
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    The Department intends to issue the preliminary results of this NSR 
no later than 180 days from the date of initiation, and the final 
results within 90 days after the date on which the preliminary results 
are issued, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act.
    It is the Department's usual practice, in cases involving non-
market economy countries, to require that a company seeking to 
establish eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the 
country-wide rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of 
government control over the company's export activities. Accordingly, 
we will issue a questionnaire to Zhejiang Jingli which will include a 
section requesting information concerning its eligibility for a 
separate rate. The review will proceed if the response provides 
sufficient indication that Zhejiang Jingli is not subject to either de 
jure or de facto government control with respect to its exports of 
subject merchandise.
    To assist in its analysis of the bona fides of Zhejiang Jingli's 
sale pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act, upon initiation 
of this NSR, the Department will require Zhejiang Jingli to submit on 
an ongoing basis complete transaction information concerning any sales 
of subject merchandise to the United States that were made subsequent 
to the POR.
    Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in 
this NSR should submit applications for disclosure under administrative 
protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This 
initiation and notice are published in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i).

    Dated: July 28, 2016.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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