Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; 2014-2015, 70389-70391 [2016-24656]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2016 / Notices description is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.1 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–848] Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review and a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) for the administrative review and the new shipper review is September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015. The Department preliminarily determines that imports of freshwater crawfish tail meat from the PRC are being sold in the United States at prices below normal value. The Department also preliminarily determines that the new shipper review respondent, Hubei Qianjiang Huashan Aquatic Food and Product Co., Ltd. (Hubei Qianjiang), has not made sales of freshwater crawfish tail meat at prices below normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective October 12, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla at (202) 482–3477 (China Kingdom (Beijing) Import & Export Co., Ltd.), Catherine Cartsos (202) 482–1757 (Xuzhou Jinjiang Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.), or Michael Romani (202) 482–0198 (Hubei Qianjiang), AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty order is freshwater crawfish tail meat, which is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 1605.40.10.10, 1605.40.10.90, 0306.19.00.10, and 0306.29.00.00. On February 10, 2012, the Department added HTSUS classification number 0306.29.01.00 to the scope description pursuant to a request by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). While the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:13 Oct 11, 2016 Jkt 241001 Rescission of Review in Part We rescinded the review in part with respect to Deyan Aquatic Products and Food Co., Ltd (Deyan), Hubei Yuesheng Aquatic Products Co., Ltd., Nanjing Gemsen International Co., Ltd., Weishan Hongda Aquatic Food Co., Ltd., Xiping Opeck Food Co., Ltd., and Yancheng HiKing Agriculture Developing Co., Ltd.2 PRC-Wide Entity The Department’s policy regarding conditional review of the PRC-wide entity applies to this administrative review.3 Under this policy, the PRCwide 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 entity is not under review and the entity’s rate is not subject to change (i.e., 223.01 percent).4 Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we intend to verify the information provided by Hubei Qianjiang in the new shipper review of freshwater crawfish tail meat from the PRC using standard verification procedures, including onsite inspection of the producer’s and exporter’s facilities, and examination of relevant sales and financial records. Our verification results will be outlined in the verification report for Hubei Qianjiang after completion of the verification. Methodology The Department is conducting these reviews in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B), and (a)(2)(B) of the Tariff 1 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review: Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 2 See Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part; 2014–2015, 81 FR 15507 (March 23, 2016). 3 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). 4 See Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People’s Republic of China; Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 68 FR 19504 (April 21, 2003). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70389 Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214. Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772(c) of the Act. Because the PRC is a non-market economy (NME) within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, normal value has been calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical. Preliminary Results of Administrative Review The Department determines that the following preliminary dumping margins exist for the administrative review covering the period September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015: Producer/Exporter China Kingdom (Beijing) Import & Export Co., Ltd .................. Xuzhou Jinjiang Foodstuffs Co., Ltd ......................................... Weightedaverage margin (percent) 13.90 12.21 Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review As a result of the new shipper review, the Department preliminarily determines that a dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for merchandise produced and exported by Hubei Qianjiang, covering the period September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015.5 Disclosure We intend to disclose calculations performed in these preliminary results to parties within five days after public 5 The Department reached this conclusion based on the totality of the circumstances surrounding the reported sale. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Bona Fides Analysis section at 3. E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 70390 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2016 / Notices announcement of the preliminary results.6 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in this proceeding and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.7 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 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.8 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.9 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. If a request for a hearing is made, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing, which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined.10 Parties should confirm, by telephone or email, the date, time, and location of the hearing. Unless the deadline is extended the Department will issue the final results of these reviews, including the results of its analysis of issues raised by parties in their comments, within 120 days after the publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Assessment Rates Upon issuing the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by these reviews.11 If a respondent’s weighted6 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 7 See 19 CFR 351.309. See also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2). 9 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 10 Id. 11 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:13 Oct 11, 2016 Jkt 241001 average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results of these reviews, the Department will calculate an importer-specific assessment rate on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for each importer’s examined sales and, where possible, the total entered value of sales.12 In these preliminary results, the Department applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in the Final Modification for Reviews, i.e., on the basis of monthly average-to-average comparisons using only the transactions associated with the importer with offsets being provided for non-dumped comparisons.13 Where either 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.14 For entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales databases submitted by companies individually examined during this review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the PRC-wide rate. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of these reviews. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of these reviews for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) In the administrative review, for the companies listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of these reviews (except if the rate is zero or de minimis, i.e., less than 0.5 percent, then no cash deposit will be required) (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and nonPRC exporters not listed above 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 12 Id. 13 See Antidumping Proceeding: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification for Reviews). 14 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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. With respect to Hubei Qianjiang, the new shipper respondent, the Department established a combination cash deposit rate for this company consistent with its practice as follows: (1) For subject merchandise produced and exported by Hubei Qianjiang, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for Hubei Qianjiang in the final results of the new shipper review; (2) for subject merchandise exported by Hubei Qianjiang, but not produced by Hubei Qianjiang, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for the PRC-wide entity; and (3) for subject merchandise produced by Hubei Qianjiang but not exported by Hubei Qianjiang, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice 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 these PORs. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing the preliminary results of these reviews in accordance with sections 751(a)(1), 751(a)(2)(B)(iv), 751(a)(3), 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213, 351.214 and 351.221(b)(4). E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2016 / Notices Dated: October 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. Bona Fides Analysis 5. Verification 6. Discussion of Methodology Non-Market-Economy Country Status Surrogate Country Separate Rates Absence of De Jure Control Absence of De Facto Control Fair Value Comparisons U.S. Price Date of Sale Normal Value Surrogate Values 7. Currency Conversion 8. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–24656 Filed 10–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Application No. 92–13A001] Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of issuance of an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc., Application No. 92–13A001. ACTION: The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc. (‘‘AIA’’) on September 26, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@ trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325 (2014). The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (‘‘OTEA’’) is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(b), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to publish a summary of the mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:13 Oct 11, 2016 Jkt 241001 issuance in the Federal Register. Under Section 305(a) of the Export Trading Company Act (15 U.S.C. 4012(b)(1)) and 15 CFR 325.11(a), any person aggrieved by the Secretary’s determination may, within 30 days of the date of this notice, bring an action in any appropriate district court of the United States to set aside the determination on the ground that the determination is erroneous. Description of Certified Conduct AIA’s Export Trade Certificate of Review has been amended to: 1. Add the following companies as new Members of the Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(l) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(l)): • Accurus Aerospace Corporation, LLC; Irving, TX • Aerion Corporation; Reno, NV • Aerospace Exports Incorporated; Moreno, CA • AirMap; Santa Monica, CA • Apex International Management Company; Daytona Beach, FL • Ascent Manufacturing Inc.; Elk Grove Village, IL • Astronautics Corporation of America; Milwaukee, WI • Astronics Corporation; East Aurora, NY • Boston Consulting Group; Boston, MA • C4 Associates, Inc.; Los Angeles, CA • CAE USA; Tampa, FL (controlling entity CAE; St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada) • Capgemini; New York, NY (controlling entity Capgemini, S.A.; Paris, France) • CDI Corporation; Philadelphia, PA • Cytec Industries, Inc.; Woodland Park, NJ (controlling entity Solvay SA; Brussels, Belgium) • Facebook, Inc.; Menlo Park, CA • FS Precision Tech, Co. LLC; Compton, CA • FLIR Systems, Inc.; Wilsonville, OR • Iron Mountain, Inc.; Boston, MA • J Anthony Group, LLC; Fort Worth, TX • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.; San Diego, CA • Lavi Systems, Inc.; Van Nuys, CA • Leidos, Inc.; Reston, VA (controlling entity Leidos Holdings, Inc.; Reston, VA) • LS Technologies, LLC; Fairfax, VA • Momentum Aviation Group; Woodbridge, VA • Pacific Design Technologies; Goleta, CA • Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.; Cleveland, OH • Primus Technologies Corporation; Williamsport, PA • salesforce.com, inc.; San Francisco, CA PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70391 • Spacecraft Components Corporation; Las Vegas, NV • Sunflower Systems; Arlington, VA • The NORDAM Group, Inc.; Tulsa, OK • Tip Technologies; Waukesha, WI • TriMas Aerospace; Los Angeles, CA (controlling entity TriMas Corporation; Bloomfield Hills, MI) • United Parcel Service of America, Inc.; Atlanta, GA • Universal Protection Services; Santa Ana, CA (controlling entity Universal Services of America; Santa Ana, CA) • Verify, Inc.; Irvine, CA • Verizon Enterprise Solutions; Basking Ridge, NJ (controlling entity Verizon Communications, Inc., New York, NY) • VogelHood; Washington, DC • Xerox; Norwalk, CT 2. Delete the following companies as Members of AIA’s Certificate: • Aero Mechanical Industries, Inc. • Align Aerospace, LLC • Allfast Fastening Systems • Alliant Techsystems, Inc. • AlliedBarton Security Services, LLC • AMT II Corporation • ARINC Aerospace • B/E Aerospace, Inc. • BRS Aerospace • CERTON Software, Inc. • Chromalloy • Colt Defense, LLC • Deltek, Inc. • DigitalGlobe, Inc. • ENSCO, Inc. • Erikson Air Crane Inc. • ESI North America • ESIS, Inc. • Exelis, Inc. • Galaxy Technologies • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. • Groen Brothers Aviation Global, Inc. • Guardsmark LLC • Hi Shear Technology Corporation • HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc. • Hydra Electric Company • IEC Electronics Corporation • Kemet Electronics Corporation • NobleTek • Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. • Oracle USA, Inc. • Pall Aeropower Corporation • Parametric Technology Corporation • Pinkerton Government Services, Inc. • RAF Tabtronics LLC • RTI International Metals, Inc. • Sila Solutions Group • Satair USA Inc. • Science Applications International Corporation • Space Exploration Technologies Corporation • SRA International, Inc. • TASC, Inc. • Timken Aerospace Transmissions, LLC E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-848]


Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review 
and New Shipper 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 and a new shipper review of the antidumping duty 
order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of 
China (PRC). The period of review (POR) for the administrative review 
and the new shipper review is September 1, 2014, through August 31, 
2015. The Department preliminarily determines that imports of 
freshwater crawfish tail meat from the PRC are being sold in the United 
States at prices below normal value. The Department also preliminarily 
determines that the new shipper review respondent, Hubei Qianjiang 
Huashan Aquatic Food and Product Co., Ltd. (Hubei Qianjiang), has not 
made sales of freshwater crawfish tail meat at prices below normal 
value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary 
results.

DATES: Effective October 12, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla at (202) 482-3477 
(China Kingdom (Beijing) Import & Export Co., Ltd.), Catherine Cartsos 
(202) 482-1757 (Xuzhou Jinjiang Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.), or Michael 
Romani (202) 482-0198 (Hubei Qianjiang), AD/CVD Operations, Office I, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty order is freshwater 
crawfish tail meat, which is currently classified in the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 
1605.40.10.10, 1605.40.10.90, 0306.19.00.10, and 0306.29.00.00. On 
February 10, 2012, the Department added HTSUS classification number 
0306.29.01.00 to the scope description pursuant to a request by U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP). While the HTSUS numbers are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is 
contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\1\
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    \1\ See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, entitled, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New 
Shipper Review: Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's 
Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, 
this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Rescission of Review in Part

    We rescinded the review in part with respect to Deyan Aquatic 
Products and Food Co., Ltd (Deyan), Hubei Yuesheng Aquatic Products 
Co., Ltd., Nanjing Gemsen International Co., Ltd., Weishan Hongda 
Aquatic Food Co., Ltd., Xiping Opeck Food Co., Ltd., and Yancheng Hi-
King Agriculture Developing Co., Ltd.\2\
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    \2\ See Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic 
of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in 
Part; 2014-2015, 81 FR 15507 (March 23, 2016).
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PRC-Wide Entity

    The Department's policy regarding conditional review of the PRC-
wide entity applies to this administrative review.\3\ 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 entity is not under review and the entity's rate is 
not subject to change (i.e., 223.01 percent).\4\
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    \3\ 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).
    \4\ See Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic 
of China; Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, 68 FR 19504 (April 21, 2003).
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Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we intend to verify the 
information provided by Hubei Qianjiang in the new shipper review of 
freshwater crawfish tail meat from the PRC using standard verification 
procedures, including on-site inspection of the producer's and 
exporter's facilities, and examination of relevant sales and financial 
records. Our verification results will be outlined in the verification 
report for Hubei Qianjiang after completion of the verification.

Methodology

    The Department is conducting these reviews in accordance with 
section 751(a)(1)(B), and (a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214. Export price is calculated in 
accordance with section 772(c) of the Act. Because the PRC is a non-
market economy (NME) within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, 
normal value has been calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of 
the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the 
public via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is 
available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and to all 
parties in the Department's Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the 
main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version 
of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical.

Preliminary Results of Administrative Review

    The Department determines that the following preliminary dumping 
margins exist for the administrative review covering the period 
September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015:

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                                                               average
                     Producer/Exporter                          margin
                                                              (percent)
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China Kingdom (Beijing) Import & Export Co., Ltd...........        13.90
Xuzhou Jinjiang Foodstuffs Co., Ltd........................        12.21
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Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review

    As a result of the new shipper review, the Department preliminarily 
determines that a dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for merchandise 
produced and exported by Hubei Qianjiang, covering the period September 
1, 2014, through August 31, 2015.\5\
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    \5\ The Department reached this conclusion based on the totality 
of the circumstances surrounding the reported sale. See Preliminary 
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Disclosure

    We intend to disclose calculations performed in these preliminary 
results to parties within five days after public

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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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Public Comment

    Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven 
days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in 
this proceeding and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case 
briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline 
date for case briefs.\7\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 
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.\8\
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309. See also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance. All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An 
electronically filed document must be received successfully in its 
entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the 
date of publication of this notice.\9\ 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. If a request for a hearing is made, we will inform parties of 
the scheduled date for the hearing, which will be held at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230, at a time and location to be determined.\10\ Parties should 
confirm, by telephone or email, the date, time, and location of the 
hearing.
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Unless the deadline is extended the Department will issue the final 
results of these reviews, including the results of its analysis of 
issues raised by parties in their comments, within 120 days after the 
publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h).

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuing the final results, the Department will determine, and 
CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered 
by these reviews.\11\ If a respondent's weighted-average dumping margin 
is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results of these 
reviews, the Department will calculate an importer-specific assessment 
rate on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping 
calculated for each importer's examined sales and, where possible, the 
total entered value of sales.\12\
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
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    In these preliminary results, the Department applied the assessment 
rate calculation method adopted in the Final Modification for Reviews, 
i.e., on the basis of monthly average-to-average comparisons using only 
the transactions associated with the importer with offsets being 
provided for non-dumped comparisons.\13\ Where either 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.\14\
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    \13\ See Antidumping Proceeding: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) 
(Final Modification for Reviews).
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    For entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales databases 
submitted by companies individually examined during this review, the 
Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the PRC-wide 
rate. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after 
the date of publication of the final results of these reviews.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of these reviews for shipments of the 
subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by 
section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) In the administrative review, for 
the companies listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit 
rate will be that established in the final results of these reviews 
(except if the rate is zero or de minimis, i.e., less than 0.5 percent, 
then no cash deposit will be required) (2) for previously investigated 
or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above 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.
    With respect to Hubei Qianjiang, the new shipper respondent, the 
Department established a combination cash deposit rate for this company 
consistent with its practice as follows: (1) For subject merchandise 
produced and exported by Hubei Qianjiang, the cash deposit rate will be 
the rate established for Hubei Qianjiang in the final results of the 
new shipper review; (2) for subject merchandise exported by Hubei 
Qianjiang, but not produced by Hubei Qianjiang, the cash deposit rate 
will be the rate for the PRC-wide entity; and (3) for subject 
merchandise produced by Hubei Qianjiang but not exported by Hubei 
Qianjiang, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the 
exporter.
    These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect 
until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice 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 these PORs. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation. We are issuing and publishing the preliminary results of 
these reviews in accordance with sections 751(a)(1), 751(a)(2)(B)(iv), 
751(a)(3), 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213, 351.214 and 
351.221(b)(4).


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    Dated: October 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. Bona Fides Analysis
5. Verification
6. Discussion of Methodology
    Non-Market-Economy Country Status
    Surrogate Country
    Separate Rates
    Absence of De Jure Control
    Absence of De Facto Control
    Fair Value Comparisons
    U.S. Price
    Date of Sale
    Normal Value
    Surrogate Values
7. Currency Conversion
8. Recommendation

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