Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015, 53441-53443 [2016-19136]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES • 1.50 percent of aluminum, or • 1.25 percent of chromium, or • 0.30 percent of cobalt, or • 0.40 percent of lead, or • 2.00 percent of nickel, or • 0.30 percent of tungsten, or • 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or • 0.10 percent of niobium, or • 0.30 percent of vanadium, or • 0.30 percent of zirconium. Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this scope regardless of levels of boron and titanium. For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, the substrate for motor lamination steels, Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS), and Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS). IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. AHSS and UHSS are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels, although AHSS and UHSS are covered whether or not they are high tensile strength or high elongation steels. Subject merchandise includes hot-rolled steel that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to pickling, oiling, levelling, annealing, tempering, temper rolling, skin passing, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigations if performed in the country of manufacture of the hot-rolled steel. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted element levels listed above, are within the scope of these investigations unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation: • Universal mill plates (i.e., hot-rolled, flat-rolled products not in coils that have been rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm, and without patterns in relief); • Products that have been cold-rolled (cold-reduced) after hot-rolling; 7 • Ball bearing steels; 8 7 For purposes of this scope exclusion, rolling operations such as a skin pass, levelling, temper rolling or other minor rolling operations after the hot-rolling process for purposes of surface finish, flatness, shape control, or gauge control do not constitute cold-rolling sufficient to meet this exclusion. 8 Ball bearing steels are defined as steels which contain, in addition to iron, each of the following elements by weight in the amount specified: (i) Not less than 0.95 nor more than 1.13 percent of carbon; (ii) not less than 0.22 nor more than 0.48 percent of manganese; (iii) none, or not more than 0.03 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 • Tool steels; 9 and • Silico-manganese steels; 10 The products subject to this investigation are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers: 7208.10.1500, 7208.10.3000, 7208.10.6000, 7208.25.3000, 7208.25.6000, 7208.26.0030, 7208.26.0060, 7208.27.0030, 7208.27.0060, 7208.36.0030, 7208.36.0060, 7208.37.0030, 7208.37.0060, 7208.38.0015, 7208.38.0030, 7208.38.0090, 7208.39.0015, 7208.39.0030, 7208.39.0090, 7208.40.6030, 7208.40.6060, 7208.53.0000, 7208.54.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0090, 7211.19.1500, 7211.19.2000, 7211.19.3000, 7211.19.4500, 7211.19.6000, 7211.19.7530, 7211.19.7560, 7211.19.7590, 7225.11.0000, 7225.19.0000, 7225.30.3050, 7225.30.7000, 7225.40.7000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9030, 7226.11.9060, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.91.5000, 7226.91.7000, and 7226.91.8000. The products subject to the investigation may also enter under the following HTSUS numbers: 7210.90.9000, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7214.91.0015, 7214.91.0060, 7214.91.0090, 7214.99.0060, 7214.99.0075, 7214.99.0090, 7215.90.5000, 7226.99.0180, and 7228.60.6000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2016–19377 Filed 8–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P percent of sulfur; (iv) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of phosphorus; (v) not less than 0.18 nor more than 0.37 percent of silicon; (vi) not less than 1.25 nor more than 1.65 percent of chromium; (vii) none, or not more than 0.28 percent of nickel; (viii) none, or not more than 0.38 percent of copper; and (ix) none, or not more than 0.09 percent of molybdenum. 9 Tool steels are defined as steels which contain the following combinations of elements in the quantity by weight respectively indicated: (i) More than 1.2 percent carbon and more than 10.5 percent chromium; or (ii) not less than 0.3 percent carbon and 1.25 percent or more but less than 10.5 percent chromium; or (iii) not less than 0.85 percent carbon and 1 percent to 1.8 percent, inclusive, manganese; or (iv) 0.9 percent to 1.2 percent, inclusive, chromium and 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent, inclusive, molybdenum; or (v) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less than 3.5 percent molybdenum; or (vi) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less than 5.5 percent tungsten. 10 Silico-manganese steel is defined as steels containing by weight: (i) Not more than 0.7 percent of carbon; (ii) 0.5 percent or more but not more than 1.9 percent of manganese, and (iii) 0.6 percent or more but not more than 2.3 percent of silicon. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53441 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–837] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. This review covers respondents Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Nan Ya) and Shinkong Materials Technology Corporation (SMTC), producers and exporters of PET Film from Taiwan. The Department preliminarily determines that sales of subject merchandise have not been made below normal value (NV) by Nan Ya, and that SMTC had no shipments during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective August 12, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith at (202) 482– 5255; 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is PET Film. The PET Film subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheading 3920.62.00.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.1 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 1 A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from Taiwan; 2014–2015’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 53442 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2016 / Notices 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 in room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. NV is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Based on our analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) information and information provided by SMTC,2 we preliminarily determine that SMTC had no shipments of the subject merchandise, and, therefore, no reviewable transactions, during the POR. Preliminary Results of Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the following weighted-average dumping margin for the period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of this notice.3 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.4 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.5 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.6 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.7 In order to be properly filed, ACCESS must successfully receive an electronically-filed document in its entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.8 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. Unless extended, the Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Assessment Rates Upon completion of the Manufacturer/exporter administrative review, the Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate Nan Ya Plastics Corporation 0.00 entries in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If Nan Ya’s weightedaverage dumping margin is not zero or Disclosure and Public Comment The Department intends to disclose to de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent) in the final results of this review, we interested parties the calculations will calculate importer-specific performed in connection with these assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping 2 In the Preliminary Results for the 2008–2009 calculated for the importer’s examined antidumping duty administrative review, we determined that for the purposes of calculating an sales and the total entered value of the antidumping margin, SMTC, and its parent sales in accordance with 19 CFR company Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corporation 351.212(b)(1). We will instruct CBP to (SSFC), should be treated as a single entity. See assess antidumping duties on all Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 49902 (August 16, 2010), (unchanged in the Final Results for the 2008–2009 antidumping duty administrative review (Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 9745 (February 22, 2011))). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 3 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii). 5 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 6 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 7 See 19 CFR 351.303. 8 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 4 See PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis. Where the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importerspecific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. 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 deposits of estimated duties, where applicable. Consistent with the Department’s ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation for entries this clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Nan Ya for which it did not know that its merchandise was destined for the United States.9 Furthermore, this clarification applies to all POR entries entered under the case number for SMTC if we continue to make a final determination of no shipments of subject merchandise because it certified that it made no POR shipments of subject merchandise for which it had knowledge of the U.S. destination. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate of 2.40 percent 10 if there is no rate for the intermediary company(ies) involved in the transaction.11 We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of PET Film from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the company under review will be the rate established in the final results of this 9 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties,68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment Policy Notice). See also Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2013–2014, 80 FR 61369 (October 13, 2015). 10 See Notice of Amended Final Antidumping Duty Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET Film) from Taiwan, 67 FR 44174. (July 1, 2002), as amended in 67 FR 46566 (July 15, 2002) (PET Film from Taiwan Amended Final Determination). 11 For a full discussion of this clarification, see Assessment Policy Notice. E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2016 / Notices review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-thanfair-value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters is 2.40 percent.12 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Interested Parties This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Dated: August 5, 2016. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Preliminary Finding of No Shipments for SMTC 5. Comparisons to Normal Value 6. Product Comparisons 7. Date of Sale 8. Export Price 9. Normal Value 10. Currency Conversion 11. Recommendation BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 12 See PET Film from Taiwan Amended Final Determination. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE451 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Southeast Pacific Ocean, 2016–2017 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Lamont-Doherty) in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF), to incidentally take, by level B harassment, 44 species of marine mammals, and to incidentally take, by Level A harassment, 26 species of marine mammals, during three marine geophysical (seismic) surveys in the southeast Pacific Ocean. DATES: This Authorization is effective from August 1, 2016, through July 31, 2017. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Carduner, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS (301) 427– 8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum [FR Doc. 2016–19136 Filed 8–11–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) directs the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals of a species or population stock, by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if, after NMFS provides a notice of a proposed authorization to the public for review and comment: (1) NMFS makes certain findings; and (2) the taking is limited to harassment. An Authorization shall be granted for the incidental taking of small numbers of marine mammals if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant). PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53443 The Authorization must also set forth the permissible methods of taking; other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the species or stock and its habitat (i.e., mitigation); and requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ‘‘an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival.’’ Except with respect to certain activities not pertinent here, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: Any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level A harassment]; or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering [Level B harassment]. Summary of Request On January 19, 2016, NMFS received an application from Lamont-Doherty requesting that NMFS issue an Authorization for the take of marine mammals, incidental to Oregon State University (OSU) and University of Texas (UT) conducting seismic surveys in the southeast Pacific Ocean, in the latter half of 2016 and/or the first half of 2017. NMFS considered the application and supporting materials adequate and complete on March 21, 2016. Lamont-Doherty plans to conduct three two-dimensional (2-D) surveys on the R/V Marcus G. Langseth (Langseth), a vessel owned by NSF and operated on its behalf by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory primarily in international waters of the southeast Pacific Ocean, with a small portion of the surveys occurring within the territorial waters of Chile, which extend to nautical 12 miles (mi) (19.3 kilometers (km)) from the coast. NMFS cannot authorize the incidental take of marine mammals in the territorial seas of foreign nations, as the MMPA does not apply in those waters. However, as part of the analysis supporting our determination under the MMPA that the activity would have a negligible impact on the affected species, we must consider the level of incidental take as a result of the activity in the entire activity area (including both territorial seas and high seas). Increased underwater sound generated during the operation of the E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-837]


Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From Taiwan: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene 
terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from Taiwan. The period 
of review (POR) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. This review 
covers respondents Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Nan Ya) and Shinkong 
Materials Technology Corporation (SMTC), producers and exporters of PET 
Film from Taiwan. The Department preliminarily determines that sales of 
subject merchandise have not been made below normal value (NV) by Nan 
Ya, and that SMTC had no shipments during the POR. Interested parties 
are invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective August 12, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith at (202) 482-
5255; 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is PET Film. The PET Film 
subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheading 
3920.62.00.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States.\1\ The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and 
is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty

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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 in room B8024 of the main Commerce 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum 
can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and electronic 
versions of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \1\ A full description of the scope of the order is contained in 
the memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. 
Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination 
of No Shipments: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip 
from Taiwan; 2014-2015'' (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), which is 
hereby adopted by this notice.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price 
is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. NV is 
calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Based on our analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
information and information provided by SMTC,\2\ we preliminarily 
determine that SMTC had no shipments of the subject merchandise, and, 
therefore, no reviewable transactions, during the POR.
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    \2\ In the Preliminary Results for the 2008-2009 antidumping 
duty administrative review, we determined that for the purposes of 
calculating an antidumping margin, SMTC, and its parent company 
Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corporation (SSFC), should be treated as a 
single entity. See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip 
from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, 75 FR 49902 (August 16, 2010), (unchanged in the Final 
Results for the 2008-2009 antidumping duty administrative review 
(Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from Taiwan: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 9745 
(February 22, 2011))).
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Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the 
following weighted-average dumping margin for the period July 1, 2014, 
through June 30, 2015.

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                                                              average
                  Manufacturer/exporter                   dumping margin
                                                             (percent)
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Nan Ya Plastics Corporation.............................            0.00
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the 
calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results 
within five days of the date of publication of this notice.\3\ Pursuant 
to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs no 
later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\4\ 
Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be 
filed not later than five days after the date for filing case 
briefs.\5\ Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this 
proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement 
of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\6\ Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using 
ACCESS.\7\ In order to be properly filed, ACCESS must successfully 
receive an electronically-filed document in its entirety by 5 p.m. 
Eastern Time.
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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii).
    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS, within 30 days after the 
date of publication of this notice.\8\ Requests should contain: (1) The 
party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised 
in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case 
briefs.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Unless extended, the Department intends to issue the final results 
of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of 
the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after 
the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h).

Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the administrative review, the Department shall 
determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If Nan Ya's weighted-
average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 
percent) in the final results of this review, we will calculate 
importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the 
total amount of dumping calculated for the importer's examined sales 
and the total entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1). We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all 
appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-specific 
assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above 
de minimis. Where the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is 
zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or 
de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries 
without regard to antidumping duties. 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 deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.
    Consistent with the Department's ``automatic assessment'' 
regulation for entries this clarification will apply to entries of 
subject merchandise during the POR produced by Nan Ya for which it did 
not know that its merchandise was destined for the United States.\9\ 
Furthermore, this clarification applies to all POR entries entered 
under the case number for SMTC if we continue to make a final 
determination of no shipments of subject merchandise because it 
certified that it made no POR shipments of subject merchandise for 
which it had knowledge of the U.S. destination. In such instances, we 
will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others 
rate of 2.40 percent \10\ if there is no rate for the intermediary 
company(ies) involved in the transaction.\11\
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    \9\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties,68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) 
(Assessment Policy Notice). See also Brass Sheet and Strip From 
Germany: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Final Determination of No Shipments; 2013-2014, 80 FR 61369 (October 
13, 2015).
    \10\ See Notice of Amended Final Antidumping Duty Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: 
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET Film) from 
Taiwan, 67 FR 44174. (July 1, 2002), as amended in 67 FR 46566 (July 
15, 2002) (PET Film from Taiwan Amended Final Determination).
    \11\ For a full discussion of this clarification, see Assessment 
Policy Notice.
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    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of PET Film from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final 
results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the company 
under review will be the rate established in the final results of this

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review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will 
be required); (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not 
listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-
specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter 
is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-
fair-value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit 
rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the 
manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all 
other manufacturers or exporters is 2.40 percent.\12\ These cash 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
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    \12\ See PET Film from Taiwan Amended Final Determination.
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).

    Dated: August 5, 2016.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Scope of the Order
4. Preliminary Finding of No Shipments for SMTC
5. Comparisons to Normal Value
6. Product Comparisons
7. Date of Sale
8. Export Price
9. Normal Value
10. Currency Conversion
11. Recommendation

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