Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 90322-90325 [2016-29975]

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[FR Doc. 2016–30014 Filed 12–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–964] Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) is conducting the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), covering the period November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015. The Department preliminarily finds that, during the period of review (‘‘POR’’), the Hailiang Single Entity sold subject merchandise in the United States at less than normal value. Additionally, the Department preliminarily finds that the GD Single Entity did not sell subject merchandise in the United States at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective December 14, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Jackson or Stephen Bailey, AD/ CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 482–4406, and 482–0193, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On November 22, 2010, the Department published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 copper pipe and tube from the PRC.1 On November 3, 2015, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on copper pipe and tube from the PRC for the period November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015.2 On November 30, 2015, the Department received a request from Cerro Flow Products, LLC, Wieland Copper Products, LLC, Mueller Copper Tube Products Inc., and Mueller Copper Tube Company, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’) to conduct administrative reviews of the following companies: (1) GD Group; (2) GD Holding; (3) GD Trading; (4) Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd.; (5) Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd.; (6) Zhejiang Jiahe Pipes Inc.; (7) Sinochem Ningbo Ltd.; (8) Sinochem Ningbo Import & Export Co., Ltd.; (9) Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (10) Zhejiang Naile Copper Co., Ltd.; (11) Guilin Lijia Metals Co., Ltd.; (12) Foshan Hua Hong Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (13) Taicang City Jinxin Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (14) Hong Kong Hailiang Metal; (15) Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited; (16) China Hailiang Metal Trading; and (17) Shanghai Hailiang Metal Trading Limited.3 Also, on November 30, 2015, the Department received a request from the Hailiang Group Companies 4 to conduct an administrative review of its sales for the POR.5 On January 7, 2016, the 1 See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value From Mexico, 75 FR 71070 (November 22, 2010). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 80 FR 67706 (November 3, 2015). 3 See Letter to the Department from Petitioners, ‘‘Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from China: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated November 30, 2015. 4 Submissions in this proceeding were filed on behalf of Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited, Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd. (collectively, the ‘‘Hailiang Group Companies’’). 5 See Letter to the Department from the Hailiang Group Companies, ‘‘Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department published in the Federal Register a notice initiating an antidumping duty administrative review of copper pipe and tube from the PRC for the period November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015, with respect to these 16 companies.6 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is seamless refined copper pipe and tube. The product is currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 7411.10.1030 and 7411.10.1090. Products subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS item numbers 7407.10.1500, 7419.99.5050, 8415.90.8065, and 8415.90.8085. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order remains dispositive.7 Extension of Deadlines for Preliminary Results On July 12, 2016, the Department extended the time period for issuing the preliminary results of this review until December 5, 2016.8 People’s Republic of China,’’ dated November 30, 2015. 6 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 736 (January 7, 2016) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 7 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, regarding, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2014–2015 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’), for a complete description of the scope of the order. 8 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, through Abdelali Elouaradia, Office Director, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Office 4, regarding, ‘‘Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated July 12, 2016. E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Affiliation and Single Entity Determination Based on record evidence in this review, as well as the Department’s affiliation determination in the 2013– 2014 administrative review,9 the Department preliminarily finds that the following companies are affiliated pursuant to section 771(33)(F) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’): (1) Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc.; (2) Golden Dragon Holding (Hong Kong) International, Ltd.; (3) Hong Kong GD Trading Co., Ltd.; (4) Shanghai Longyang Precise Copper Compound Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (5) Jiangsu Canghuan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.; (6) Guangdong Longfeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (7) Wuxi Jinlong Chuancun Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (8) Longkou Longpeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (9) Xinxiang Longxiang Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (10) Coaxian Ailun Metal Processing Co., Ltd.; and (11) Chonqing Longyu Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.10 9 See GD Group et al.’s July 15, 2016, Supplemental questionnaire response (‘‘supplemental response’’) at 28–29. In the supplemental questionnaire response at 28–29 the Golden Dragon Group Companies confirm that all material facts from the 2013–2014 administrative review and the current 2014–2015 administrative review did not change with regard to the following: (1) Affiliation; (2) production facilities for similar or identical products; (3) level of common ownership; (4) cross-managers or board members between affiliates, including the roll of Mr. Changjie Li as Chairman of Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube, Inc. and his duties and responsibilities as legal representative of the affiliates listed above (excluding Jiangsu Canghuan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.); (5) sharing of sales information; (6) production or pricing decisions; (7) intercompany employee transfers during the current POR and three years prior; (8) sharing of facilities during the current POR and three years prior; (9) transactions or sales; (10) sharing of accounting information; and (11) sales or purchase of material inputs through Golden Dragon Holding (Hong Kong) International Co., Ltd. or Hong Kong GD Trading Co., Ltd. during the POR. Because the information with regard to the above facts remain unchanged in this 2014–2015 administrative review, we continue to find it appropriate to treat the Golden Dragon Group Companies as a single entity for Department purposes. See also the Department’s Memorandum For Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, AC/CVD Operation, Office 4, from Drew Jackson, International Trade Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, regarding ‘‘Affiliation and Single Entity Status of Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc.; Golden Dragon Holding (Hong Kong) International Co., Ltd.; Hong Kong GD Trading Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Longyang Precise Copper Compound Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Canghuan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.; Guangdong Longfeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Wuxi Jinlong Chuancun Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Longkou Longpeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Xinxiang Longxiang Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Coaxian Ailun Metal Processing Co., Ltd.; and Chonqing Longyu Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.,’’ dated November 30, 2015. 10 See Memorandum to Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office IV, AD/CVD Operations, through Robert Bolling, Program Manager, AD/CVD Operations Office IV, regarding ‘‘Affiliation and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 Additionally, based on record evidence, the Department preliminarily finds that the following companies are affiliated pursuant to section 771(33)(F) of the Act: Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited, Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd., Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd., and Anhui Hailiang.11 Moreover, based on the information presented in this review, we preliminarily find that Golden Dragon and its group of affiliated companies should be treated as a single entity and Hailiang and its group of affiliated companies should be treated as a single entity for purposes of this review pursuant to 19 CFR 351.401(f). Specifically, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.401(f)(1), the Department preliminarily found that the Golden Dragon companies are affiliated, have production facilities for producing similar or identical products that would not require substantial retooling of their respective facilities in order to restructure manufacturing priorities, and there is a significant potential for manipulation of price or production. The Department reached a similar preliminarily decision with respect to Hailiang and its affiliated companies. Additionally, the Department preliminarily finds that among the Golden Dragon companies and among the Hailiang companies, a significant potential for manipulation exists pursuant to 19 CFR 351.401(f)(2). For additional information, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum and Hailiang Single Entity Memorandum. Separate Rates In the Initiation Notice, we informed parties of the opportunity to request a separate rate.12 In proceedings involving non-market economy (‘‘NME’’) countries, the Department begins with a Single Entity Status of Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc.; Golden Dragon Holding (Hong Kong) International Co., Ltd.; Hong Kong GD Trading Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Longyang Precise Copper Compound Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Canghuan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.; Guangdong Longfeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Wuxi Jinlong Chuancun Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Longkou Longpeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Xinxiang Longxiang Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Coaxian Ailun Metal Processing Co., Ltd.; and Chonqing Longyu Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.,’’ dated November 30, 2015. 11 See Memorandum to Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office IV, AD/CVD Operations, through Robert Bolling, Program Manager, AD/CVD Operations Office IV, regarding ‘‘Affiliation and Single Entity Status of (1) Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited, (2) Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd., (3) Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd., and (4) Hailiang (Anhui) Copper Co., Ltd.,’’ (‘‘Hailiang Single Entity Memorandum’’) dated concurrently with this notice, for a full discussion of the proprietary details of the Department’s single-entity analysis. 12 See Initiation Notice. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 90323 rebuttable presumption that all companies within the NME country are subject to government control and, thus, should be assigned a single weightedaverage dumping margin. It is the Department’s policy to assign all exporters of merchandise subject to an administrative review involving an NME country this single rate unless an exporter can demonstrate that it is sufficiently independent so as to be entitled to a separate rate. Companies that wanted to be considered for a separate rate in this review were required to timely file a separate-rate application or a separate-rate certification to demonstrate their eligibility for a separate rate. Separaterate applications and separate-rate certifications were due to the Department within 30 calendar days of the publication of the Initiation Notice. In this review, nine companies for which a review was requested and which remain under review did not submit separate-rate information to rebut the presumption that they are subject to government control. These companies are: Zhejiang Jiahe Pipes Inc., Sinochem Ningbo Ltd., Sinochem Ningbo Import & Export Co., Ltd., Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Naile Copper Co., Ltd., Guilin Lijia Metals Co., Ltd., Foshan Hua Hong Copper Tube Co., Ltd., Hong Kong Hailiang Metal, and Taicang City Jinxin Copper Tube Co., Ltd. As further discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum,13 we preliminarily find that these entities have not demonstrated that they operate free from government control and thus are not eligible for a separate rate. The Department preliminarily finds that information placed on the record by the GD Single Entity 14 and the Hailiang Single Entity 15 demonstrates that these 13 See Preliminary Determination Memorandum. GD Single Entity includes the following companies: (1) Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc.; (2) Golden Dragon Holding (Hong Kong) International, Ltd.; (3) Hong Kong GD Trading Co., Ltd.; (4) Shanghai Longyang Precise Copper Compound Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (5) Jiangsu Canghuan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.; (6) Guangdong Longfeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (7) Wuxi Jinlong Chuancun Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (8) Longkou Longpeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (9) Xinxiang Longxiang Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (10) Coaxian Ailun Metal Processing Co., Ltd.; and (11) Chonqing Longyu Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd. (the ‘‘GD Single Entity’’). See section entitled, ‘‘Preliminary Affiliation and Single Entity Determination,’’ below. 15 The Hailiang Single Entity includes the following companies: (1) Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited; (2) Zhejiang Hailiang Co. Ltd.; (3) Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd.; and (4) Anhui Hailiang (the ‘‘Hailiang Single Entity’’). See section entitled, ‘‘Preliminary Affiliation and Single Entity Determination,’’ below. 14 The E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 90324 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices companies are entitled to separate rate status. PRC-Wide Entity The Department’s change in policy regarding conditional review of the PRC-wide entity applies to this administrative review.16 Under this 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., 60.85 percent) is not subject to change.17 Apart from the GD Single Entity and Hailiang Single Entity companies discussed above, the Department considers all other companies for which a review was requested 18 to be part of the PRC-wide entity. For additional information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Act. The Department calculated export prices and constructed export prices in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a non-market economy country, within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, the Department calculated normal value in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying the preliminary results of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via ACCESS. 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 in content. Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily finds that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the POR: Weighted-average dumping margin (percent) Exporter Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc./Golden Dragon Holding (Hong Kong) International Co., Ltd./Hong Kong GD Trading Co., Ltd./Shanghai Longyang Precise Copper Compound Copper Tube Co., Ltd./Jiangsu Canghuan Copper Industry Co., Ltd./Guangdong Longfeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd./Wuxi Jinlong Chuancun Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd./Longkou Longpeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd./Xinxiang Longxiang Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd./Coaxian Ailun Metal Processing Co., Ltd./Chonqing Longyu Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd .......................................................................... Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited/Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd./Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd./Hailiang (Anhui) Copper Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................................................................... 0.00 8.53 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment The Department intends to disclose to parties the calculations performed for these preliminary results of 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 no later than 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review.19 Rebuttal briefs may be filed no later than five days after case briefs are due and may respond only to arguments raised in the case briefs.20 A table of contents, list of authorities used, and an executive summary of issues should accompany any briefs submitted to the Department. The summary should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.21 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral argument presentations will be limited to issues raised in the 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.22 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. All submissions, with limited exceptions, must be filed electronically using ACCESS.23 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (‘‘ET’’) on the due date. Documents excepted from the electronic submission requirements must be filed manually (i.e., in paper form) with the APO/Dockets Unit in Room 18022 and stamped with the date and time of receipt by 5 p.m. ET on the due date.24 Unless otherwise extended, the Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. 16 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). 17 See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 75 FR 60725 (October 1, 2010). 18 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 736 (January 7, 2016) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 19 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii). 20 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 21 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 22 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 23 See generally 19 CFR 351.303. 24 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). 25 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 26 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) (‘‘Assessment Rate VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results of this review, the Department will determine, and Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.25 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. For assessment purposes, the Department applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Assessment Rate Modification.26 For E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices each individually examined respondent in this review whose weighted-average dumping margin in the final results of review is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent), the Department intends to calculate importer-specific assessment rates, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).27 Where the respondent reported reliable entered values, the Department intends to calculate importer- (or customer)specific ad valorem rates by aggregating the dumping margins calculated for all U.S. sales to the importer- (or customer) and dividing this amount by the total entered value of the sales to the importer- (or customer).28 Where the Department calculates an importer- (or customer)-specific weighted-average dumping margin by dividing the total amount of dumping for reviewed sales to the importer- (or customer) by the total sales quantity associated with those transactions, the Department will direct CBP to assess importer- (or customer)-specific assessment rates based on the resulting per-unit rates.29 Where an importer- (or customer)specific ad valorem or per-unit rate is greater than de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.30 Where either the respondent’s weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem or per-unit rate is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.31 In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, the final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the weighted-average amount by which the normal value exceeds U.S. price. The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for shipments of the subject Modification’’) in the manner described in more detail in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 27 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) (‘‘Final Modification’’). 28 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 29 Id. 30 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 31 See Final Modification at 8103. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters listed above, the cash deposit rate will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then the cash deposit rate will be zero for that exporter); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise that 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 this 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. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: December 5, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum Summary Background Scope of the Order Affiliation and Single-Entity Treatment Discussion of the Methodology Non-Market Economy Country Status Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Data Separate Rates Date of Sale Comparisons to Normal Value Determination of Comparison Method Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 90325 U.S. Price Export Price Constructed Export Price Value-Added Tax Normal Value Factor Valuations Currency Conversion Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–29975 Filed 12–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) Public Meeting International Trade Administration, DOC. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC). DATES: The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Auditorium at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert Clark Hoover Building, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Kreps, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, Room 28018, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (Phone: 202–482–3835; Fax: 202–482–5665; email: amy.kreps@trade.gov.) This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to OEEI at (202) 482–5225 no less than one week prior to the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The twoday meeting will take place on January 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on January 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The general meeting is open to the public and time will be permitted for public comment on January 11 from 1:30–2:00 p.m. EST. Those interested in attending must provide notification by Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST, via the contact information provided above. Written comments concerning ETTAC affairs are welcome any time before or after the meeting. Minutes will be available within 30 days of this meeting. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-964]


Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People's Republic 
of China: Preliminary Results of Administrative Review; 2014-2015

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting 
the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 
seamless refined copper pipe and tube from the People's Republic of 
China (``PRC''), covering the period November 1, 2014 through October 
31, 2015. The Department preliminarily finds that, during the period of 
review (``POR''), the Hailiang Single Entity sold subject merchandise 
in the United States at less than normal value. Additionally, the 
Department preliminarily finds that the GD Single Entity did not sell 
subject merchandise in the United States at less than normal value. 
Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective December 14, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Jackson or Stephen Bailey, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 482-4406, and 482-0193, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On November 22, 2010, the Department published in the Federal 
Register an antidumping duty order on copper pipe and tube from the 
PRC.\1\ On November 3, 2015, the Department published in the Federal 
Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of 
the antidumping duty order on copper pipe and tube from the PRC for the 
period November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015.\2\ On November 30, 
2015, the Department received a request from Cerro Flow Products, LLC, 
Wieland Copper Products, LLC, Mueller Copper Tube Products Inc., and 
Mueller Copper Tube Company, Inc. (collectively, ``Petitioners'') to 
conduct administrative reviews of the following companies: (1) GD 
Group; (2) GD Holding; (3) GD Trading; (4) Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd.; 
(5) Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd.; (6) Zhejiang Jiahe Pipes Inc.; 
(7) Sinochem Ningbo Ltd.; (8) Sinochem Ningbo Import & Export Co., 
Ltd.; (9) Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (10) Zhejiang Naile 
Copper Co., Ltd.; (11) Guilin Lijia Metals Co., Ltd.; (12) Foshan Hua 
Hong Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (13) Taicang City Jinxin Copper Tube Co., 
Ltd.; (14) Hong Kong Hailiang Metal; (15) Hong Kong Hailiang Metal 
Trading Limited; (16) China Hailiang Metal Trading; and (17) Shanghai 
Hailiang Metal Trading Limited.\3\ Also, on November 30, 2015, the 
Department received a request from the Hailiang Group Companies \4\ to 
conduct an administrative review of its sales for the POR.\5\ On 
January 7, 2016, the Department published in the Federal Register a 
notice initiating an antidumping duty administrative review of copper 
pipe and tube from the PRC for the period November 1, 2014, through 
October 31, 2015, with respect to these 16 companies.\6\
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    \1\ See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico and 
the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value From Mexico, 75 
FR 71070 (November 22, 2010).
    \2\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative 
Review, 80 FR 67706 (November 3, 2015).
    \3\ See Letter to the Department from Petitioners, ``Seamless 
Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from China: Request for Administrative 
Review,'' dated November 30, 2015.
    \4\ Submissions in this proceeding were filed on behalf of Hong 
Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited, Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd. and 
Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd. (collectively, the ``Hailiang 
Group Companies'').
    \5\ See Letter to the Department from the Hailiang Group 
Companies, ``Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order on Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the 
People's Republic of China,'' dated November 30, 2015.
    \6\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 736 (January 7, 2016) (``Initiation 
Notice'').
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is seamless refined copper 
pipe and tube. The product is currently classified under Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') item numbers 
7411.10.1030 and 7411.10.1090. Products subject to this order may also 
enter under HTSUS item numbers 7407.10.1500, 7419.99.5050, 
8415.90.8065, and 8415.90.8085. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
scope of this order remains dispositive.\7\
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    \7\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, from 
Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Operations, regarding, ``Decision Memorandum 
for the Preliminary Results of the 2014-2015 Administrative Review 
of the Antidumping Duty Order on Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and 
Tube from the People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with 
and hereby adopted by this notice (``Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum''), for a complete description of the scope of the order.
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Extension of Deadlines for Preliminary Results

    On July 12, 2016, the Department extended the time period for 
issuing the preliminary results of this review until December 5, 
2016.\8\
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    \8\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
through Abdelali Elouaradia, Office Director, Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Operations, Office 4, regarding, ``Seamless 
Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People's Republic of China: 
Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review,'' dated July 12, 2016.

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Preliminary Affiliation and Single Entity Determination

    Based on record evidence in this review, as well as the 
Department's affiliation determination in the 2013-2014 administrative 
review,\9\ the Department preliminarily finds that the following 
companies are affiliated pursuant to section 771(33)(F) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''): (1) Golden Dragon Precise Copper 
Tube Group, Inc.; (2) Golden Dragon Holding (Hong Kong) International, 
Ltd.; (3) Hong Kong GD Trading Co., Ltd.; (4) Shanghai Longyang Precise 
Copper Compound Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (5) Jiangsu Canghuan Copper 
Industry Co., Ltd.; (6) Guangdong Longfeng Precise Copper Tube Co., 
Ltd.; (7) Wuxi Jinlong Chuancun Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (8) 
Longkou Longpeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (9) Xinxiang Longxiang 
Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (10) Coaxian Ailun Metal Processing Co., 
Ltd.; and (11) Chonqing Longyu Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.\10\ 
Additionally, based on record evidence, the Department preliminarily 
finds that the following companies are affiliated pursuant to section 
771(33)(F) of the Act: Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited, 
Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd., Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd., and 
Anhui Hailiang.\11\
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    \9\ See GD Group et al.'s July 15, 2016, Supplemental 
questionnaire response (``supplemental response'') at 28-29. In the 
supplemental questionnaire response at 28-29 the Golden Dragon Group 
Companies confirm that all material facts from the 2013-2014 
administrative review and the current 2014-2015 administrative 
review did not change with regard to the following: (1) Affiliation; 
(2) production facilities for similar or identical products; (3) 
level of common ownership; (4) cross-managers or board members 
between affiliates, including the roll of Mr. Changjie Li as 
Chairman of Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube, Inc. and his duties 
and responsibilities as legal representative of the affiliates 
listed above (excluding Jiangsu Canghuan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.); 
(5) sharing of sales information; (6) production or pricing 
decisions; (7) intercompany employee transfers during the current 
POR and three years prior; (8) sharing of facilities during the 
current POR and three years prior; (9) transactions or sales; (10) 
sharing of accounting information; and (11) sales or purchase of 
material inputs through Golden Dragon Holding (Hong Kong) 
International Co., Ltd. or Hong Kong GD Trading Co., Ltd. during the 
POR. Because the information with regard to the above facts remain 
unchanged in this 2014-2015 administrative review, we continue to 
find it appropriate to treat the Golden Dragon Group Companies as a 
single entity for Department purposes. See also the Department's 
Memorandum For Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, AC/CVD Operation, 
Office 4, from Drew Jackson, International Trade Analyst, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 4, regarding ``Affiliation and Single Entity 
Status of Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc.; Golden 
Dragon Holding (Hong Kong) International Co., Ltd.; Hong Kong GD 
Trading Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Longyang Precise Copper Compound Copper 
Tube Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Canghuan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.; 
Guangdong Longfeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Wuxi Jinlong 
Chuancun Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Longkou Longpeng Precise 
Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Xinxiang Longxiang Precise Copper Tube Co., 
Ltd.; Coaxian Ailun Metal Processing Co., Ltd.; and Chonqing Longyu 
Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.,'' dated November 30, 2015.
    \10\ See Memorandum to Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office IV, 
AD/CVD Operations, through Robert Bolling, Program Manager, AD/CVD 
Operations Office IV, regarding ``Affiliation and Single Entity 
Status of Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc.; Golden 
Dragon Holding (Hong Kong) International Co., Ltd.; Hong Kong GD 
Trading Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Longyang Precise Copper Compound Copper 
Tube Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Canghuan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.; 
Guangdong Longfeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Wuxi Jinlong 
Chuancun Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Longkou Longpeng Precise 
Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; Xinxiang Longxiang Precise Copper Tube Co., 
Ltd.; Coaxian Ailun Metal Processing Co., Ltd.; and Chonqing Longyu 
Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.,'' dated November 30, 2015.
    \11\ See Memorandum to Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office IV, 
AD/CVD Operations, through Robert Bolling, Program Manager, AD/CVD 
Operations Office IV, regarding ``Affiliation and Single Entity 
Status of (1) Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited, (2) Zhejiang 
Hailiang Co., Ltd., (3) Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd., and (4) 
Hailiang (Anhui) Copper Co., Ltd.,'' (``Hailiang Single Entity 
Memorandum'') dated concurrently with this notice, for a full 
discussion of the proprietary details of the Department's single-
entity analysis.
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    Moreover, based on the information presented in this review, we 
preliminarily find that Golden Dragon and its group of affiliated 
companies should be treated as a single entity and Hailiang and its 
group of affiliated companies should be treated as a single entity for 
purposes of this review pursuant to 19 CFR 351.401(f). Specifically, 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.401(f)(1), the Department preliminarily found 
that the Golden Dragon companies are affiliated, have production 
facilities for producing similar or identical products that would not 
require substantial retooling of their respective facilities in order 
to restructure manufacturing priorities, and there is a significant 
potential for manipulation of price or production. The Department 
reached a similar preliminarily decision with respect to Hailiang and 
its affiliated companies. Additionally, the Department preliminarily 
finds that among the Golden Dragon companies and among the Hailiang 
companies, a significant potential for manipulation exists pursuant to 
19 CFR 351.401(f)(2). For additional information, see Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum and Hailiang Single Entity Memorandum.

Separate Rates

    In the Initiation Notice, we informed parties of the opportunity to 
request a separate rate.\12\ In proceedings involving non-market 
economy (``NME'') countries, the Department begins with a rebuttable 
presumption that all companies within the NME country are subject to 
government control and, thus, should be assigned a single weighted-
average dumping margin. It is the Department's policy to assign all 
exporters of merchandise subject to an administrative review involving 
an NME country this single rate unless an exporter can demonstrate that 
it is sufficiently independent so as to be entitled to a separate rate. 
Companies that wanted to be considered for a separate rate in this 
review were required to timely file a separate-rate application or a 
separate-rate certification to demonstrate their eligibility for a 
separate rate. Separate-rate applications and separate-rate 
certifications were due to the Department within 30 calendar days of 
the publication of the Initiation Notice.
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    In this review, nine companies for which a review was requested and 
which remain under review did not submit separate-rate information to 
rebut the presumption that they are subject to government control. 
These companies are: Zhejiang Jiahe Pipes Inc., Sinochem Ningbo Ltd., 
Sinochem Ningbo Import & Export Co., Ltd., Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube 
Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Naile Copper Co., Ltd., Guilin Lijia Metals Co., 
Ltd., Foshan Hua Hong Copper Tube Co., Ltd., Hong Kong Hailiang Metal, 
and Taicang City Jinxin Copper Tube Co., Ltd. As further discussed in 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum,\13\ we preliminarily find that 
these entities have not demonstrated that they operate free from 
government control and thus are not eligible for a separate rate.
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    \13\ See Preliminary Determination Memorandum.
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    The Department preliminarily finds that information placed on the 
record by the GD Single Entity \14\ and the Hailiang Single Entity \15\ 
demonstrates that these

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    \14\ The GD Single Entity includes the following companies: (1) 
Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc.; (2) Golden Dragon 
Holding (Hong Kong) International, Ltd.; (3) Hong Kong GD Trading 
Co., Ltd.; (4) Shanghai Longyang Precise Copper Compound Copper Tube 
Co., Ltd.; (5) Jiangsu Canghuan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.; (6) 
Guangdong Longfeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (7) Wuxi Jinlong 
Chuancun Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (8) Longkou Longpeng Precise 
Copper Tube Co., Ltd.; (9) Xinxiang Longxiang Precise Copper Tube 
Co., Ltd.; (10) Coaxian Ailun Metal Processing Co., Ltd.; and (11) 
Chonqing Longyu Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd. (the ``GD Single 
Entity''). See section entitled, ``Preliminary Affiliation and 
Single Entity Determination,'' below.
    \15\ The Hailiang Single Entity includes the following 
companies: (1) Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited; (2) 
Zhejiang Hailiang Co. Ltd.; (3) Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd.; 
and (4) Anhui Hailiang (the ``Hailiang Single Entity''). See section 
entitled, ``Preliminary Affiliation and Single Entity 
Determination,'' below.
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PRC-Wide Entity

    The Department's change in policy regarding conditional review of 
the PRC-wide entity applies to this administrative review.\16\ 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 (i.e., 60.85 percent) is not subject to change.\17\ Apart from the 
GD Single Entity and Hailiang Single Entity companies discussed above, 
the Department considers all other companies for which a review was 
requested \18\ to be part of the PRC-wide entity. For additional 
information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \16\ 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).
    \17\ See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, 75 FR 60725 (October 1, 2010).
    \18\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 736 (January 7, 2016) (``Initiation 
Notice'').
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Act. The Department calculated export prices and 
constructed export prices in accordance with section 772 of the Act. 
Because the PRC is a non-market economy country, within the meaning of 
section 771(18) of the Act, the Department calculated normal value in 
accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full description of 
the methodology underlying the preliminary results of this review, see 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this 
notice. A list of the topics included in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice.
    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is 
made available to the public via ACCESS. 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 in content.

Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily finds that the following weighted-
average dumping margins exist for the POR:

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                                                        Weighted-average
                       Exporter                          dumping margin
                                                           (percent)
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Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc./Golden                0.00
 Dragon Holding (Hong Kong) International Co., Ltd./
 Hong Kong GD Trading Co., Ltd./Shanghai Longyang
 Precise Copper Compound Copper Tube Co., Ltd./
 Jiangsu Canghuan Copper Industry Co., Ltd./Guangdong
 Longfeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd./Wuxi Jinlong
 Chuancun Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd./Longkou
 Longpeng Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd./Xinxiang
 Longxiang Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd./Coaxian
 Ailun Metal Processing Co., Ltd./Chonqing Longyu
 Precise Copper Tube Co., Ltd........................
Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited/Zhejiang                   8.53
 Hailiang Co., Ltd./Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co.,
 Ltd./Hailiang (Anhui) Copper Co., Ltd...............
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department intends to disclose to parties the calculations 
performed for these preliminary results of 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 no later than 30 
days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of 
review.\19\ Rebuttal briefs may be filed no later than five days after 
case briefs are due and may respond only to arguments raised in the 
case briefs.\20\ A table of contents, list of authorities used, and an 
executive summary of issues should accompany any briefs submitted to 
the Department. The summary should be limited to five pages total, 
including footnotes.
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    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii).
    \20\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
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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, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date 
of publication of this notice.\21\ Requests should contain the party's 
name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a 
list of the issues to be discussed. Oral argument presentations will be 
limited to issues raised in the 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.\22\ Parties should confirm by telephone 
the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the 
scheduled date.
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    \21\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \22\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    All submissions, with limited exceptions, must be filed 
electronically using ACCESS.\23\ An electronically filed document must 
be received successfully in its entirety by the Department's electronic 
records system, ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (``ET'') on the due 
date. Documents excepted from the electronic submission requirements 
must be filed manually (i.e., in paper form) with the APO/Dockets Unit 
in Room 18022 and stamped with the date and time of receipt by 5 p.m. 
ET on the due date.\24\
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    \23\ See generally 19 CFR 351.303.
    \24\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order 
Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011).
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    Unless otherwise extended, the Department intends to issue the 
final results of this administrative review, which will include the 
results of its analysis of issues raised in any briefs, within 120 days 
of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results of this review, the Department 
will determine, and Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') shall 
assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review.\25\ The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to 
CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this 
review. For assessment purposes, the Department applied the assessment 
rate calculation method adopted in Assessment Rate Modification.\26\ 
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each individually examined respondent in this review whose weighted-
average dumping margin in the final results of review is not zero or de 
minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent), the Department intends to 
calculate importer-specific assessment rates, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1).\27\ Where the respondent reported reliable entered 
values, the Department intends to calculate importer- (or customer)-
specific ad valorem rates by aggregating the dumping margins calculated 
for all U.S. sales to the importer- (or customer) and dividing this 
amount by the total entered value of the sales to the importer- (or 
customer).\28\ Where the Department calculates an importer- (or 
customer)-specific weighted-average dumping margin by dividing the 
total amount of dumping for reviewed sales to the importer- (or 
customer) by the total sales quantity associated with those 
transactions, the Department will direct CBP to assess importer- (or 
customer)-specific assessment rates based on the resulting per-unit 
rates.\29\ Where an importer- (or customer)- specific ad valorem or 
per-unit rate is greater than de minimis, the Department will instruct 
CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.\30\ 
Where either the respondent's weighted average dumping margin is zero 
or de minimis, or an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem or 
per-unit rate is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP 
to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping 
duties.\31\
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    \25\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \26\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) 
(``Assessment Rate Modification'') in the manner described in more 
detail in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \27\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted 
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) 
(``Final Modification'').
    \28\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \29\ Id.
    \30\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \31\ See Final Modification at 8103.
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    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, the final 
results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of 
antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final 
results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, 
where applicable.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to 
the weighted-average amount by which the normal value exceeds U.S. 
price. The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this administrative review for 
shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of 
this notice, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For 
the exporters listed above, the cash deposit rate will be equal to the 
weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of 
this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then the cash 
deposit rate will be zero for that exporter); (2) for previously 
investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above 
that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the 
exporter-specific rate published for the most recently completed 
segment of this proceeding; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject 
merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate 
rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for the PRC-wide entity; 
and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise that 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 this 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.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: December 5, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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

Summary
Background
Scope of the Order
Affiliation and Single-Entity Treatment
Discussion of the Methodology
    Non-Market Economy Country Status
    Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Data
    Separate Rates
    Date of Sale
    Comparisons to Normal Value
    Determination of Comparison Method
    Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
    U.S. Price
    Export Price
    Constructed Export Price
    Value-Added Tax
    Normal Value
    Factor Valuations
    Currency Conversion
Recommendation

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