Potassium Permanganate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2015 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 89897-89899 [2016-29843]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 13, 2016 / Notices Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, In Part On May 16, 2016, the Department received a timely response indicating that Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd. (‘‘Kangtai’’) made no shipments to the United States during the POR, as part of its response to the Department’s initial CVD questionnaire. Because there is no evidence on the record to the contrary, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we preliminarily intend to rescind the review with respect to Kangtai. A final decision regarding whether to rescind the review of this company will be issued with the final results of review. Preliminary Results of Review In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, we calculated an estimated individual countervailable subsidy rate for each producer/exporter of the subject merchandise individually investigated. We preliminarily determine these rates to be: Subsidy rate Company Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co., Ltd. (‘‘Hebei Jiheng’’) ....................... Heze Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd. (‘‘Huayi’’) ................................... 20.94 1.04 pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment The Department intends to disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the publication of these preliminary results.5 The Department also intends to issue a post-preliminary analysis memo on the Export Buyer’s Credit program, as discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) 6 within 30 days of the issuance of the post-preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.7 Rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs.8 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.9 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a written request to the 5 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). generally 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2). 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 6 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Dec 12, 2016 Jkt 241001 Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.10 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. 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.11 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Issues addressed at the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.12 All briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically and received successfully in their entirety through ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results. Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirement Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of review. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, the Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties, in the amounts shown above for each of the respective companies shown above, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. These preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of 10 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 CFR 351.310. 12 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 11 See PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 89897 the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: December 5, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Intent to Partially Rescind Review IV. Scope of the Order V. Application of CVD Law to Imports From the PRC VI. Subsidies Valuation VII. Benchmarks VIII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences IX. Analysis of Programs X. Disclosure and Public Comment XI. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2016–29844 Filed 12–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–001] Potassium Permanganate From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2015 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review 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 (‘‘AD’’) order on potassium permanganate from the People’s Republic of China (the ‘‘PRC’’). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. The Department preliminarily determines that Potassium Permanganate from the PRC is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). The estimated weighted-average dumping margin is shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective December 13, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Hawkins, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202–482–6491. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 89898 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 13, 2016 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 3, 2016, the Department initiated an administrative review of the antidumping order on potassium permanganate from the PRC.1 Between April and September 2016, the Department sent its initial and supplemental questionnaires to Pacific Accelerator Limited (‘‘PAL’’), to which it responded in a timely manner. On August 25, 2016, the Department partially extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results until November 1, 2016.2 On October 20, 2016, the Department partially extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results until December 1, 2016.3 Scope of the Order Imports covered by the order are shipments of potassium permanganate, an inorganic chemical produced in freeflowing, technical, and pharmaceutical grades. Potassium permanganate is currently classifiable under item 2841.61.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS item number is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise remains dispositive. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). Export prices were calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a non-market economy (‘‘NME’’) within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV was 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 on file electronically via Enforcement and 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 11179 (March 3, 2016) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 2 See Memorandum to Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated August 25, 2016. 3 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated October 20, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Dec 12, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. PRC-Wide Entity Under the Department’s policy, the PRC-wide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or the Department selfinitiates, a review of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the PRCwide entity in this review, the entity is not under review and the entity’s rate (i.e., 128.94 percent) is not subject to change. Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist for the period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015: Exporter Weightedaverage margin (USD/ kilogram) Pacific Accelerator Limited ... $4.03 Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing The Department will disclose the calculations used in our analysis to parties in this review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review in the Federal Register.4 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.5 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.6 Parties submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)–(2). 6 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2). Department’s electronic filing system, ACCESS. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a date and time to be determined. See 19 CFR 351.310(d). Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.7 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results of this review, the Department 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 to the total entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.8 Where either a respondent’s weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to 4 See 5 See PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7 See 8 See E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.212(b). 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 13DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 13, 2016 / Notices liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.9 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 the companies listed above 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 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 (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 issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Dated: December 1, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Case History 3. Scope of the Order 9 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Dec 12, 2016 Jkt 241001 4. Discussion of the Methodology a. Non-Market Economy Country Status b. Separate Rates c. PRC-Wide Entity d. Surrogate Country e. Comparisons to Normal Value f. Determination of Comparison Method g. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis h. Date of Sale i. Export Price j. Value Added Tax k. Normal Value l. Factor Valuations m. Currency Conversion 5. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–29843 Filed 12–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) Please National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Joshua D. Kneifel, (301) 975– 6857 or joshua.kneifel@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Over the last 23 years, the Engineering Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed and automated an approach for measuring the life-cycle environmental and economic performance of building products. Known as BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 89899 Sustainability), the tool reduces complex, science-based technical content (e.g., over 500 material and energy flows from raw material extraction through product disposal) to decision-enabling results and delivers them in a visually intuitive graphical format. BEES Please is a voluntary program to collect data from product manufacturers so that the environmental performance of their products may be evaluated scientifically using BEES. NIST will publish in BEES Online (http://ws680.nist.gov/bees) an aggregated version of the data collected from manufacturers that protects data confidentiality, subject to manufacturer’s review and approval. BEES measures environmental performance using the environmental life-cycle assessment approach specified in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14040 series of standards. All stages in the life of a product are analyzed: Raw material acquisition, manufacture, transportation, installation, use, and recycling and waste management. Economic performance is measured using the ASTM International standard life-cycle cost method (E 917), which covers the costs of initial investment, replacement, operation, maintenance and repair, and disposal. II. Method of Collection Data on materials use, energy consumption, waste, and environmental releases will be collected using an electronic, MS Excel-based questionnaire. An electronic, MS Wordbased User Manual accompanies the questionnaire to help in its completion. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0693–0036. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Renewal (of a current information collection) with changes. Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30. Estimated Time per Response: 62 hours and 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1875. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-001]


Potassium Permanganate From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of the 2015 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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 (``AD'') order on 
potassium permanganate from the People's Republic of China (the 
``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is January 1, 2015 through 
December 31, 2015. The Department preliminarily determines that 
Potassium Permanganate from the PRC is being, or is likely to be, sold 
in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in 
section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin is shown in the ``Preliminary 
Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited 
to comment on this preliminary determination.

DATES: Effective December 13, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Hawkins, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202-482-6491.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On March 3, 2016, the Department initiated an administrative review 
of the antidumping order on potassium permanganate from the PRC.\1\ 
Between April and September 2016, the Department sent its initial and 
supplemental questionnaires to Pacific Accelerator Limited (``PAL''), 
to which it responded in a timely manner. On August 25, 2016, the 
Department partially extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary 
results until November 1, 2016.\2\ On October 20, 2016, the Department 
partially extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results 
until December 1, 2016.\3\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 11179 (March 3, 2016) (``Initiation 
Notice'').
    \2\ See Memorandum to Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
``Potassium Permanganate from the People's Republic of China: 
Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of the Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review,'' dated August 25, 2016.
    \3\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
``Potassium Permanganate from the People's Republic of China: 
Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of the Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review,'' dated October 20, 2016.
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Scope of the Order

    Imports covered by the order are shipments of potassium 
permanganate, an inorganic chemical produced in free-flowing, 
technical, and pharmaceutical grades. Potassium permanganate is 
currently classifiable under item 2841.61.00 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). Although the HTSUS item 
number is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the merchandise remains dispositive.

Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the ``Act''). Export prices were calculated in accordance with 
section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a non-market economy 
(``NME'') within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV was 
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 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

PRC-Wide Entity

    Under the Department's 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 (i.e., 128.94 percent) is not subject to 
change.

Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period January 1, 2015, 
through December 31, 2015:

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                        Exporter                          average margin
                                                         (USD/ kilogram)
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Pacific Accelerator Limited............................           $4.03
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Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    The Department will disclose the calculations used in our analysis 
to parties in this review within five days of the date of publication 
of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the 
date of publication of these preliminary results of review in the 
Federal Register.\4\ 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.\5\ 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.\6\ 
Parties submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the Department's 
electronic filing system, ACCESS.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)-(2).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance within 30 days of the date of 
publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party's 
name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and 
(3) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the 
hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and 
rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department 
intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a date and time to be 
determined. See 19 CFR 351.310(d). Parties should confirm by telephone 
the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the 
scheduled date.
    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis 
of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication 
of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') shall assess, 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review.\7\ The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to 
CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this 
review.
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    For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average 
dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final 
results of this review, the Department 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 to the total 
entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where 
an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de 
minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate 
duties at the time of liquidation.\8\ Where either a respondent's 
weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- 
(or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, the 
Department will instruct CBP to

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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 the companies listed above 
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 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. 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 issued and published in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

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

Appendix

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 Country Status
    b. Separate Rates
    c. PRC-Wide Entity
    d. Surrogate Country
    e. Comparisons to Normal Value
    f. Determination of Comparison Method
    g. Results of Differential Pricing Analysis
    h. Date of Sale
    i. Export Price
    j. Value Added Tax
    k. Normal Value
    l. Factor Valuations
    m. Currency Conversion
5. Recommendation

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