Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 62472-62474 [2016-21767]

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Adjournment Exceptional Circumstance: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations (41 CFR 102– 3.150), the notice for this meeting is given fewer than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting due to exceptional circumstances of Committee availability and publication schedule. Dated: September 6, 2016. David Mussatt, Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2016–21737 Filed 9–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Sep 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–954] Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Magnesia Carbon Bricks (‘‘MCBs’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), for the period of review (‘‘POR’’) September 1, 2014, to August 31, 2015. The Department preliminarily determines that Fengchi Imp. and Exp. Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City (‘‘Fengchi’’) and RHI Refractories Liaoning, Co. Ltd. (‘‘RHI’’) had no reviewable shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. The Department is also preliminarily rescinding this review with respect to Fedmet Resources Corporation (‘‘Fedmet’’). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective September 9, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Hawkins, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6491. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On September 1, 2015, the Department published in the Federal Register an opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on MCBs from the PRC.1 On September 30, 2015, the Department received a request from Petitioner 2 to conduct an administrative review of Dashiqiao City Guancheng Refractor Co., Ltd.; Fedmet; Fengchi; Fengchi Mining Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City; Fengchi Refractories Co., of 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 80 FR 52741 (Sept. 1, 2015). 2 The Petitioner is the Magnesia Carbon Bricks Fair Trade Committee (‘‘the Committee’’), an ad hoc association comprised of the following three U.S. producers of magnesia carbon bricks: Resco Products, Inc.; Magnesita Refractories Company; and Harbison Walker International, Inc. (hereinafter ‘‘Petitioner’’). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Haicheng City; Jiangsu Sujia Group New Materials Co., Ltd.; Liaoning Fucheng Refractories Group Co., Ltd.; Liaoning Fucheng Special Refractory Co., Ltd.; Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals Co., Ltd.; Puyang Refractories Group Co., Ltd.; RHI; Yingkou Bayuquan Refractories Co., Ltd. (‘‘BRC’’); Yingkou Dalmond Refractories Co., Ltd.; Yingkou Guangyang Co., Ltd.; Yingkou Jiahe Refractories Co. Ltd.; Yingkou Kyushu Refractories Co., Ltd.; Yingkou New Century Refractories Ltd.; and Yingkou Wonjin Refractory Material Co., Ltd.3 On November 9, 2015, the Department initiated this review based on these review requests.4 On December 8 and 9, 2015, RHI, Fengchi, Fengchi Mining Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City, Fengchi Refractories Co., of Haicheng City, Fedmet, and BRC submitted no shipments letters, stating they made no entries, exports, or sales of subject merchandise into the United Stated during the POR.5 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order includes certain MCBs. Certain MCBs that are the subject of this investigation are currently classifiable under subheadings 6902.10.1000, 6902.10.5000, 6815.91.0000, 6815.99.2000, and 6815.99.4000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description is dispositive.6 Partial Rescission of the Administrative Review In its No Shipment Certification, Fedmet stated that it is not a PRC producer or exporter of the subject merchandise but a U.S. importer.7 Fedmet cited its entry of appearance 3 See ‘‘Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated September 30, 2015. 4 See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 69193 (November 9, 2015) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 5 See No Shipments Certification from RHI, dated December 8, 2015, and No Shipment Certifications from Fengchi, Fengchi Mining Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City, Fengchi Refractories Co., of Haicheng City, Fedmet and BRC, dated December 9, 2015. 6 For a full description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2014–2015 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People’s Republic of China,’’ (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’) dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice. 7 See Fedmet’s No Shipments Certification, dated December 9, 2015. E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2016 / Notices and application for business proprietary access to demonstrate its status as an importer.8 Based on the information available, the Department preliminarily determines that Fedmet’s entries will be subject to the appropriate exporter’s cash deposit requirements and assessment rates, as outlined below. Accordingly, we are preliminarily rescinding this review for Fedmet. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Separate Rate Status For the 17 companies for whom we are not rescinding this review, we preliminarily determine that only Fengchi and RHI demonstrated their continued eligibility for a separate rate because, as discussed below, they demonstrated that they had no shipments during the POR and thus will maintain their separate rate status from the date of initiation of this administrative review. The remaining companies did not submit a separate rate application or certification. Therefore, the following companies have not established their eligibility for a separate rate, and the Department preliminarily determines that they are considered part of the PRCwide entity: Dashiqiao City Guancheng Refractor Co., Ltd.; Fengchi Mining Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City; Fengchi Refractories Co., of Haicheng City; Jiangsu Sujia Group New Materials Co., Ltd.; Liaoning Fucheng Refractories Group Co., Ltd.; Liaoning Fucheng Special Refractory Co., Ltd.; Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals Co., Ltd.; Puyang Refractories Group Co., Ltd.; BRC; 9 Yingkou Dalmond Refractories Co., Ltd.; Yingkou Guangyang Co., Ltd.; Yingkou Jiahe Refractories Co. Ltd.; Yingkou Kyushu Refractories Co., Ltd.; Yingkou New Century Refractories Ltd.; and Yingkou Wonjin Refractory Material Co., Ltd. The Department’s policy regarding conditional review of the PRC-wide entity applies to this administrative review.10 Under this policy, the PRCwide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or the Department self-initiates, a review of 8 Id. See also ‘‘Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People’s Republic of China, Case No. A–570–954: Entry of Appearance and APO Application,’’ dated November 10, 2015. 9 Although BRC submitted a no shipments certification, it remains part of the PRC-wide entity. See Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010–2011, 78 FR 22230, 22231 (April 15, 2013). 10 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Sep 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 the entity. Because no party requested a review of the PRC-wide entity in this review, the PRC-wide entity is not under review and therefore its rate is not subject to change. The rate previously established for the PRC-wide entity in this proceeding is 236 percent.11 Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Fengchi and RHI submitted timelyfiled certifications that they had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.12 The Department sent inquiries to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to confirm the no shipments responses received from these companies.13 We received no contradictory information from CBP indicating that there were suspended entries of subject merchandise into the United States exported by these companies. Therefore, we preliminarily determine that Fengchi and RHI had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Consistent with the Department’s practice in nonmarket economy cases, the Department finds that it is appropriate not to rescind the review, in part, in these circumstances, but rather to complete the review with respect to these companies and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.14 62473 Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://www.trade.gov/enforcement/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margin exists for the period September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015: Exporter PRC-Wide Entity ................... Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 236.00 Methodology The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.15 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing 16 Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review.17 Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.18 Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument (a) a statement of the issue, (b) a brief summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.19 Parties submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the Department’s electronic filing system, ACCESS. Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice.20 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.21 If a request for a hearing is 11 See Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012–2013, 80 FR 19961, 19962 (April 14, 2015). 12 See No Shipment Certification from RHI, dated December 8, 2015, and No Shipment Certifications from Fengchi, dated December 9, 2015. 13 See Customs No Shipments Inquiry, dated February 12, 2016. 14 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694–95 (October 24, 2011) (NME Assessment Policy). 15 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is provided at Appendix I to this notice. 16 Normally, the Department discloses to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with the preliminary results of review within five days of the date of publication of the notice of preliminary results in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because the Department has preliminarily determined to rescind this review with respect to Fedmet and that Fengchi and RHI had no shipments during the POR, and because all other companies subject to this review are receiving the PRC-wide entity rate, there are no calculations to disclose. 17 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 18 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2). 20 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 21 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 62474 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2016 / Notices made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.22 The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of any issues raised in case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless extended, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.23 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. We intend to instruct CBP to liquidate entries containing subject merchandise exported by the PRC-wide entity at the current rate for the PRC-wide entity (i.e., 236 percent). The Department announced a refinement to its assessment practice in NME cases. Pursuant to this refinement in practice, for entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales data submitted by companies individually examined during the administrative review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries for the PRC-wide entity. Additionally, if the Department determines that an exporter had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter’s case number (i.e., at that exporter’s cash deposit rate) will be liquidated at the rate for the PRCwide entity.24 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 duties, where applicable. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this 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 sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For any companies listed that have a separate 22 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 23 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). 24 For a full discussion of this practice, see NME Assessment Policy. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Sep 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRCwide entity; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers 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 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. These preliminary results are being issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: September 1, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Case History 3. Scope of the Order 4. Discussion of the Methodology a. Non-Market Economy Status b. Companies That Did Not Establish Their Eligibility for a Separate Rate c. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments d. Preliminary Partial Rescission of Review 5. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–21767 Filed 9–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–929] Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 9, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes (SDGEs) from the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015. For the final results, we find that certain companies sold subject merchandise at less than normal value. DATES: Effective September 9, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov or Michael A. Romani, 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) 482–0665 or (202) 482–0198, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On March 9, 2016, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on SDGEs from the PRC.1 We received case and rebuttal briefs with respect to the Preliminary Results. On June 7, 2016, the Department extended the deadline for the final results by 60 days to September 6, 2016.2 The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order includes all small diameter graphite electrodes with a nominal or actual 1 See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review In Part; 2014–2015, 81 FR 12468 (March 9, 2016) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum from Dmitry Vladimirov, International Trade Compliance Analyst, Office I, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Deputy Assistant Secretary Christian Marsh entitled, ‘‘Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated June 7, 2016. E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 175 (Friday, September 9, 2016)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-954]


Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2014-2015

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting 
an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Magnesia 
Carbon Bricks (``MCBs'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), 
for the period of review (``POR'') September 1, 2014, to August 31, 
2015. The Department preliminarily determines that Fengchi Imp. and 
Exp. Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City (``Fengchi'') and RHI Refractories 
Liaoning, Co. Ltd. (``RHI'') had no reviewable shipments of subject 
merchandise during the POR. The Department is also preliminarily 
rescinding this review with respect to Fedmet Resources Corporation 
(``Fedmet''). Interested parties are invited to comment on these 
preliminary results.

DATES: Effective September 9, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Hawkins, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6491.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On September 1, 2015, the Department published in the Federal 
Register an opportunity to request an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on MCBs from the PRC.\1\ On September 30, 2015, 
the Department received a request from Petitioner \2\ to conduct an 
administrative review of Dashiqiao City Guancheng Refractor Co., Ltd.; 
Fedmet; Fengchi; Fengchi Mining Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City; Fengchi 
Refractories Co., of Haicheng City; Jiangsu Sujia Group New Materials 
Co., Ltd.; Liaoning Fucheng Refractories Group Co., Ltd.; Liaoning 
Fucheng Special Refractory Co., Ltd.; Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals 
Co., Ltd.; Puyang Refractories Group Co., Ltd.; RHI; Yingkou Bayuquan 
Refractories Co., Ltd. (``BRC''); Yingkou Dalmond Refractories Co., 
Ltd.; Yingkou Guangyang Co., Ltd.; Yingkou Jiahe Refractories Co. Ltd.; 
Yingkou Kyushu Refractories Co., Ltd.; Yingkou New Century Refractories 
Ltd.; and Yingkou Wonjin Refractory Material Co., Ltd.\3\ On November 
9, 2015, the Department initiated this review based on these review 
requests.\4\ On December 8 and 9, 2015, RHI, Fengchi, Fengchi Mining 
Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City, Fengchi Refractories Co., of Haicheng City, 
Fedmet, and BRC submitted no shipments letters, stating they made no 
entries, exports, or sales of subject merchandise into the United 
Stated during the POR.\5\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 80 FR 52741 (Sept. 1, 2015).
    \2\ The Petitioner is the Magnesia Carbon Bricks Fair Trade 
Committee (``the Committee''), an ad hoc association comprised of 
the following three U.S. producers of magnesia carbon bricks: Resco 
Products, Inc.; Magnesita Refractories Company; and Harbison Walker 
International, Inc. (hereinafter ``Petitioner'').
    \3\ See ``Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People's 
Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review,'' dated 
September 30, 2015.
    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, 
80 FR 69193 (November 9, 2015) (``Initiation Notice'').
    \5\ See No Shipments Certification from RHI, dated December 8, 
2015, and No Shipment Certifications from Fengchi, Fengchi Mining 
Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City, Fengchi Refractories Co., of Haicheng 
City, Fedmet and BRC, dated December 9, 2015.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order includes certain MCBs. Certain 
MCBs that are the subject of this investigation are currently 
classifiable under subheadings 6902.10.1000, 6902.10.5000, 
6815.91.0000, 6815.99.2000, and 6815.99.4000 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). While HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
is dispositive.\6\
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    \6\ For a full description of the scope of the order, see 
Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Decision 
Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2014-2015 Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review: Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People's 
Republic of China,'' (``Preliminary Decision Memorandum'') dated 
concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice.
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Partial Rescission of the Administrative Review

    In its No Shipment Certification, Fedmet stated that it is not a 
PRC producer or exporter of the subject merchandise but a U.S. 
importer.\7\ Fedmet cited its entry of appearance

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and application for business proprietary access to demonstrate its 
status as an importer.\8\ Based on the information available, the 
Department preliminarily determines that Fedmet's entries will be 
subject to the appropriate exporter's cash deposit requirements and 
assessment rates, as outlined below. Accordingly, we are preliminarily 
rescinding this review for Fedmet.
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    \7\ See Fedmet's No Shipments Certification, dated December 9, 
2015.
    \8\ Id. See also ``Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People's 
Republic of China, Case No. A-570-954: Entry of Appearance and APO 
Application,'' dated November 10, 2015.
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Separate Rate Status

    For the 17 companies for whom we are not rescinding this review, we 
preliminarily determine that only Fengchi and RHI demonstrated their 
continued eligibility for a separate rate because, as discussed below, 
they demonstrated that they had no shipments during the POR and thus 
will maintain their separate rate status from the date of initiation of 
this administrative review.
    The remaining companies did not submit a separate rate application 
or certification. Therefore, the following companies have not 
established their eligibility for a separate rate, and the Department 
preliminarily determines that they are considered part of the PRC-wide 
entity: Dashiqiao City Guancheng Refractor Co., Ltd.; Fengchi Mining 
Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City; Fengchi Refractories Co., of Haicheng City; 
Jiangsu Sujia Group New Materials Co., Ltd.; Liaoning Fucheng 
Refractories Group Co., Ltd.; Liaoning Fucheng Special Refractory Co., 
Ltd.; Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals Co., Ltd.; Puyang Refractories 
Group Co., Ltd.; BRC; \9\ Yingkou Dalmond Refractories Co., Ltd.; 
Yingkou Guangyang Co., Ltd.; Yingkou Jiahe Refractories Co. Ltd.; 
Yingkou Kyushu Refractories Co., Ltd.; Yingkou New Century Refractories 
Ltd.; and Yingkou Wonjin Refractory Material Co., Ltd.
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    \9\ Although BRC submitted a no shipments certification, it 
remains part of the PRC-wide entity. See Certain Magnesia Carbon 
Bricks From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final 
Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-
2011, 78 FR 22230, 22231 (April 15, 2013).
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    The Department's policy regarding conditional review of the PRC-
wide entity applies to this administrative review.\10\ Under this 
policy, the PRC-wide entity will not be under review unless a party 
specifically requests, or the Department self-initiates, a review of 
the entity. Because no party requested a review of the PRC-wide entity 
in this review, the PRC-wide entity is not under review and therefore 
its rate is not subject to change. The rate previously established for 
the PRC-wide entity in this proceeding is 236 percent.\11\
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    \10\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013).
    \11\ See Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of the 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013, 80 FR 19961, 
19962 (April 14, 2015).
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Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Fengchi and RHI submitted timely-filed certifications that they had 
no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the 
POR.\12\ The Department sent inquiries to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (``CBP'') to confirm the no shipments responses received 
from these companies.\13\ We received no contradictory information from 
CBP indicating that there were suspended entries of subject merchandise 
into the United States exported by these companies. Therefore, we 
preliminarily determine that Fengchi and RHI had no shipments of 
subject merchandise during the POR.
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    \12\ See No Shipment Certification from RHI, dated December 8, 
2015, and No Shipment Certifications from Fengchi, dated December 9, 
2015.
    \13\ See Customs No Shipments Inquiry, dated February 12, 2016.
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    Consistent with the Department's practice in nonmarket economy 
cases, the Department finds that it is appropriate not to rescind the 
review, in part, in these circumstances, but rather to complete the 
review with respect to these companies and issue appropriate 
instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.\14\
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    \14\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694-95 (October 24, 2011) (NME 
Assessment Policy).
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''). For a 
full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\15\ The Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (``ACCESS''). ACCESS is available 
to registered users at 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, a complete version of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the 
internet at http://www.trade.gov/enforcement/. The signed Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \15\ A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
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Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period September 1, 
2014, through August 31, 2015:

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Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing \16\

    Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the 
date of publication of these preliminary results of review.\17\ 
Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the 
case briefs, must be filed within five days after the time limit for 
filing case briefs.\18\ Parties who submit arguments are requested to 
submit with the argument (a) a statement of the issue, (b) a brief 
summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.\19\ Parties 
submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the Department's electronic 
filing system, ACCESS.
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    \16\ Normally, the Department discloses to interested parties 
the calculations performed in connection with the preliminary 
results of review within five days of the date of publication of the 
notice of preliminary results in the Federal Register, in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because the Department has 
preliminarily determined to rescind this review with respect to 
Fedmet and that Fengchi and RHI had no shipments during the POR, and 
because all other companies subject to this review are receiving the 
PRC-wide entity rate, there are no calculations to disclose.
    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2).
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    Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of 
publication of this notice.\20\ 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.\21\ If a request for a hearing is

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made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to 
be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.\22\
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    \20\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \21\ Id.
    \22\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis 
of any issues raised in case briefs, within 120 days of publication of 
these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless extended, 
pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act'').

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review.\23\ The Department intends to issue assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final 
results of this review. We intend to instruct CBP to liquidate entries 
containing subject merchandise exported by the PRC-wide entity at the 
current rate for the PRC-wide entity (i.e., 236 percent).
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    \23\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b).
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    The Department announced a refinement to its assessment practice in 
NME cases. Pursuant to this refinement in practice, for entries that 
were not reported in the U.S. sales data submitted by companies 
individually examined during the administrative review, the Department 
will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries for the PRC-wide entity. 
Additionally, if the Department determines that an exporter had no 
shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that 
entered under that exporter's case number (i.e., at that exporter's 
cash deposit rate) will be liquidated at the rate for the PRC-wide 
entity.\24\ 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 duties, where applicable.
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    \24\ For a full discussion of this practice, see NME Assessment 
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this 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 
sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For any companies listed that 
have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in 
the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de 
minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously 
investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed that 
received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the 
cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific 
rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not 
been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate 
will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters 
of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash 
deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that 
supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when 
imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

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

    Dated: September 1, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Case History
3. Scope of the Order
4. Discussion of the Methodology
    a. Non-Market Economy Status
    b. Companies That Did Not Establish Their Eligibility for a 
Separate Rate
    c. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
    d. Preliminary Partial Rescission of Review
5. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2016-21767 Filed 9-8-16; 8:45 am]
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