Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Investigation, 72776 [2016-25552]

Download as PDF 72776 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 204 / Friday, October 21, 2016 / Notices 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: October 17, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–25550 Filed 10–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Postponement of Final Determination DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–042] Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is postponing the deadline for issuing final determination in the less than fair value (LTFV) investigation of stainless steel sheet and strip from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and is extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months. DATES: Effective October 21, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page at (202) 482–1398 or Lingjun Wang at (202) 482–2316, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 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: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On March 10, 2016, the Department published a notice of initiation of the LTFV investigation of the stainless steel sheet and strip from the PRC.1 The period of investigation is July 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. On September 9, 2016, the Department issued its affirmative Preliminary Determination.2 On September 14, 2016, Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd. (Taigang), a mandatory respondent in this investigation, requested that the Department fully extend the deadline 1 See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less Than Fair Value Investigation, 81 FR 12711 (March 10, 2016). 2 See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 81 FR 64135 (September 19, 2016) (Preliminary Determination). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Oct 20, 2016 for the final determination, and extend the application of the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months.3 On September 19, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary Determination.4 Jkt 241001 Section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), provide that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise. Further, 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that such postponement requests by exporters be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act. In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because (1) our preliminary determination was affirmative; (2) the requesting producer/ exporter, Taigang, accounts for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise from the PRC; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final determination until no later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months. Accordingly, we will issue our final determination no later than February 1, 2017. This determination is issued and published pursuant to section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(g). Dated: October 14, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–25552 Filed 10–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 3 See 4 See PO 00000 Taigang’s September 14, 2016 letter. Preliminary Determination. Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–814] Utility Scale Wind Towers From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is rescinding its administrative review of utility scale wind towers (‘‘wind towers’’) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (‘‘Vietnam’’) for the period or review (‘‘POR’’) February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016, based on the withdrawal of request for review. DATES: Effective October 21, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trisha Tran, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4852. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 3, 2016, the Department published the notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wind towers from Vietnam for the above POR.1 On February 23, 2016 and February 29, 2016, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), the Department received a timely request from the Wind Tower Trade Coalition (‘‘Petitioner’’) and CS Wind Vietnam Co., Ltd. (‘‘CS Wind’’), respectively, to conduct an administrative review.2 Pursuant to these requests and in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), on April 7, 2016, the Department published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wind towers from Vietnam.3 On July 6, 2016, 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 81 FR 5712 (February 3, 2016). 2 See Letter from Petitioner, ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated February 23, 2016; see also Letter from CS Wind, ‘‘Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Utility Wind Towers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,’’ dated February 29, 2016. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 20324 (April 7, 2016) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-042]


Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the People's Republic of 
China: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value Investigation

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is postponing the 
deadline for issuing final determination in the less than fair value 
(LTFV) investigation of stainless steel sheet and strip from the 
People's Republic of China (PRC) and is extending the provisional 
measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months.

DATES: Effective October 21, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page at (202) 482-1398 or Lingjun 
Wang at (202) 482-2316, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 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:

Background

    On March 10, 2016, the Department published a notice of initiation 
of the LTFV investigation of the stainless steel sheet and strip from 
the PRC.\1\ The period of investigation is July 1, 2015, through 
December 31, 2015. On September 9, 2016, the Department issued its 
affirmative Preliminary Determination.\2\ On September 14, 2016, Shanxi 
Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd. (Taigang), a mandatory respondent in 
this investigation, requested that the Department fully extend the 
deadline for the final determination, and extend the application of the 
provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than 
six months.\3\ On September 19, 2016, the Department published the 
Preliminary Determination.\4\
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    \1\ See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the People's 
Republic of China: Initiation of Less Than Fair Value Investigation, 
81 FR 12711 (March 10, 2016).
    \2\ See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of 
Critical Circumstances, 81 FR 64135 (September 19, 2016) 
(Preliminary Determination).
    \3\ See Taigang's September 14, 2016 letter.
    \4\ See Preliminary Determination.
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Postponement of Final Determination

    Section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), provide that a final determination 
may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement 
is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of 
exports of the subject merchandise. Further, 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) 
requires that such postponement requests by exporters be accompanied by 
a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month 
period to a period not more than six months, in accordance with section 
733(d) of the Act.
    In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(2)(ii), because (1) our preliminary determination was 
affirmative; (2) the requesting producer/exporter, Taigang, accounts 
for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise from 
the PRC; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are 
postponing the final determination until no later than 135 days after 
the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination and 
extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period 
not more than six months. Accordingly, we will issue our final 
determination no later than February 1, 2017.
    This determination is issued and published pursuant to section 
735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(g).

    Dated: October 14, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
 Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-25552 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]
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