Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, Rescission of Review, in Part, and Intent To Rescind the Review in Part; 2014, 2319-2322 [2017-00139]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2017 / Notices the date of publication of these preliminary results.8 Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) at a date to be determined by the Department and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.9 Rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs.10 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.11 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 Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.12 Hearing 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, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined.13 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.14 All briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically and received successfully in their entirety through ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time by their respective deadlines. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirement In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we assigned a subsidy rate for each producer/exporter subject to this administrative review. Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and U.S. 8 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii) and 351.309(d)(l). Interested parties will be notified through ACCESS regarding the deadline for submitting case briefs. 10 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 12 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 13 See 19 CFR 351.310. 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 9 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Jan 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 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)(l) and 777(i)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: December 29, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Intent To Partially Rescind Review IV. Non-Selected Companies Under Review V. Scope of the Order VI. Application of the Countervailing Duty Law to Imports From the PRC VII. Diversification of the PRC’s Economy VIII. Subsidies Valuation IX. Interest Rate Benchmarks, Discount Rates, Input, Electricity, and Land Benchmarks X. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Application of Adverse Inferences XI. Analysis of Programs XII. Verification XIII. Disclosure and Public Comment XIV. Conclusion Appendix I Non-Selected Companies Under Review 1. BYD (Shangluo) Industrial Co., Ltd. 2. Chint Solar (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd. 3. ET Solar Energy Limited 4. ET Solar Industry Limited 5. Hangzhou Sunny Energy Science and Technology Co., Ltd. 6. Jiawei Solarchina Co., Ltd. 7. Jiawei Solarchina (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. 8. Lightway Green New Energy Co., Ltd. 9. Luoyang Suntech Power Co., Ltd. 10. Ningbo Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd. 11. Shanghai BYD Co., Ltd. 12. Shenzhen Topray Solar Co. Ltd. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2319 13. Systemes Versilis, Inc. 14. Taizhou BD Trade Co., Ltd. 15. tenKsolar (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 16. Toenergy Technology 17. Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. [FR Doc. 2017–00138 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–971] Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, Rescission of Review, in Part, and Intent To Rescind the Review in Part; 2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective January 9, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or Sergio Balbontin, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–5973 or 202–482–6478, respectively. Scope of the Order The product covered by the Order is wood flooring from the PRC. For a complete description of the scope of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.1 1 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: 2014,’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 2320 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2017 / Notices 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 https://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix I to this notice. Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. This review was initiated on February 9, 2016. One PRC producer/exporter of wood flooring, Jiangsu Keri Wood Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Keri), withdrew its request for review on February 22, 2016, which was within the 90-day deadline. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), and consistent with our practice, we are rescinding this review with respect to Jiangsu Keri. Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, in Part sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES We received timely filed no-shipment certifications from six companies.2 Because there is no evidence on the record to indicate that Changbai Mountain, Shenyang Senwang, and Jiangsu Yuhui had entries of subject merchandise during the POR, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we intend to rescind the review with respect to these companies. A final decision regarding whether to rescind the review of these 2 See Letter from Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industrial Co., Ltd. (Changbai Mountain), Shenyang Senwang Wooden Industry Co., Ltd. (Shenyang Senwang), Henan Xingwangjia Technology Co., Ltd. (Henan Xingwangjia), Dalian Xinjinghua Wood Co., Ltd. (Dalian Xinjinghua), Xuzhou Antop International Trade Co., Ltd. (Xuzhou Antop), and Jiangsu Yuhui International Trade Co., Ltd., (Jiangsu Yuhui) ‘‘Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Submission of No Shipment Certifications,’’ dated February 18, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Jan 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 companies will be made in the final results of this review. With respect to Dalian Xinjinghua, Henan Xingwangjia, and Xuzhou Antop, we preliminarily determine that there is sufficient evidence on the record of this review to conclude that these companies had reviewable transactions during the POR.3 Therefore, we are continuing to include Dalian Xinjinghua, Henan Xingwangjia, and Xuzhou Antop in this administrative review for purposes of the preliminary results. Preliminary Results of the Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated a countervailable subsidy rate for each of the mandatory respondents, Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd. (Penghong) and Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited (Fine Furniture), and their cross-owned affiliates where applicable. We preliminarily find the countervailable subsidy rates for the mandatory respondents under review to be as follows: Methodology Producer/exporter The Department is conducting this countervailing duty (CVD) review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.4 For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. In making these preliminary results, the Department relied, in part, on facts otherwise available.5 For further information, see ‘‘Provision of Electricity for Less Than Adequate Remuneration (LTAR)’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review There are 104 companies for which a review was requested and not rescinded, but were not selected as mandatory respondents. For these companies, we calculated the nonselected rate by averaging the rates of mandatory respondents Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd. and Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited, based on their publicly ranged sales data for the POR, instead of weightaveraging based on their proprietary sales data for the POR, which would risk disclosure of proprietary information. For further information on the calculation of the non-selected rate, refer to the section in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum entitled, ‘‘Preliminary Ad Valorem Rate for NonSelected Companies Under Review.’’ 3 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 5 See section 776(a) of the Act. 4 See PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Subsidy rate (percent) Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd ...................... Dalian Shumaike Floor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited ............................... 1.45 1.91 Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following NonSelected Companies: Producer/exporter A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd ..................................... Anhui Boya Bamboo&Wood Products Co., Ltd .............. Anhui Longhua Bamboo Product Co., Ltd ................ Baishan Huafeng Wood Product Co., Ltd ................ Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd ........ Baiying Furniture Manufacturer Co., Ltd ..................... Benxi Wood Compan ........... Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd ............................. Cheng Hang Wood Co., Ltd Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd ............................. Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd Dalian Huade Wood Product Co., Ltd ............................. Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd .............. Dalian Jiahong Wood Industry Co., Lt .......................... Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................ Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................ Dalian T-Boom Wood Products Co., Ltd ...................... Dalian Xinjinghua Wood Co., Ltd ..................................... Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics, LLC ...................... Dongtai Zhangshi Wood Industry Co. Ltd ................... Dun Hua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................. Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd ..................................... Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................. Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd ..... Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd ............... Fu Lik Timber (HK) Co., Ltd E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 Subsidy rate (percent) 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Producer/exporter Subsidy rate (percent) Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd .................. Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd ................ GTP International Ltd ........... Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd .................. Guangzhou Homebon Timber Manufacturing Co., Ltd Guangzhou Panyu Kangda Board Co., Ltd ................... Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd ...................... HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, Ltd ............................ HaiLin XinCheng Wooden Products, Ltd ..................... Hangzhou Dazhuang Floor Co., Ltd. (dba Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd. .... Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd ..................................... Hangzhou Huahi Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................. Henan Xingwangjia Technology Co., Ltd .................. Huber Engineering Wood Corp .................................. Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd .......... Hunchun Xingjia Wooden Flooring Inc ....................... Huzhou City Nanxun Guangda Wood Co., Ltd ... Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd ............................. Huzhou Fulinmen Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd ..................... Huzhou Fuma Wood Co., Ltd Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd Huzhou Muyun Wood Co., Ltd ..................................... Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co., Ltd ................... Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd ..................................... Jiangsu Guyu International Trading Co., Ltd ................ Jiangsu Keri Wood Co., Ltd Jiangsu Mingle Flooring Co .. Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd ..................................... Jiangsu Simba Flooring Co., Ltd ..................................... Jiashan Huijiale Decoration Material Co., Ltd ............... Jiashan On-Line Lumber Co., Ltd ............................. Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd ..................................... Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., Ltd .... Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd ........................ Karly Wood Product Limited Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd ............ Kingman Floors Co., Ltd ...... Linyi Anying Wood Co., Ltd .. Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd ................... Linyi Youyou Wood Co., Ltd Mudanjiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................. Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd ................ Pinge Timber Manufacturing (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd ............ Puli Trading Limite ................ Qingdao Barry Flooring Co., Ltd ..................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Jan 06, 2017 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 Subsidy rate (percent) Producer/exporter Riverside Plywood Corporation .................................... Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited ......... Samling Riverside Co., Ltd ... Shandong Kaiyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................. Shanghai Anxin (Weiguang) Timber Co., Ltd ................. Shanghai Eswell Timber Co., Ltd ..................................... Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd ............................. Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd. (also known as The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai) ..... Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd ............................. Shanghai Shenlin Corporation .................................... Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd ........................ Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd ................. Sino-Maple (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd ..................................... Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd. (8M) ............................ Tongxiang Jisheng Import and Export Co., Ltd ........... Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co. Ltd .............................. Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd ............................. Xuzhou Antop International Trade Co., Ltd ................... Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd ..................................... Yekalon Industry, Inc ............ Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co., Ltd ..... Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry ................................ Zhejiang AnJi Xinfeng Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd ............................. Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd ..................................... Zhejiang Dadongwu Green Home Wood Co., Ltd ........ Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................. Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd .................. Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Co., Ltd ............................. Zhejiang Fuma Warm Technology Co., Ltd. ................. Zhejiang Haoyun Wooden Co., Ltd. ............................ Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd. ............................ Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd. .................................... Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan New Material Technology Co., Ltd. ............................ 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68 briefs) on the preliminary results no later than 30 days from the date of publication of this Federal Register notice, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.7 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments 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. 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.8 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Parties are reminded that briefs and hearing requests are to be filed electronically using ACCESS and that electronically filed documents must be received successfully in their entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we intend 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 Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of 1.68 the Act, upon issuance of the final 1.68 results, the Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection 1.68 (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by 1.68 this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. 1.68 Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties in this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of publication of these preliminary results.6 Interested parties may submit written comments (case Cash Deposit Requirements In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, the Department intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of 7 See 1.68 Jkt 241001 6 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.224(b). Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 8 See Sfmt 4703 2321 E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 19 CFR 351.310. 09JAN1 2322 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2017 / Notices estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown for each of the respective companies listed above. 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. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. This administrative review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: December 30, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background A. Case History B. Postponement of Preliminary Determination C. Period of Review D. Rescission of Review, in Part E. Intent To Rescind, in Part, the Administrative Review III. Scope of the Order IV. Subsidies Valuation A. Allocation Period B. Attribution of Subsidies C. Denominators D. Loan Benchmarks and Discount Rates V. Analysis of Programs A. Programs Preliminarily Determined To Be Countervailable B. Programs Which Provided No Measurable Benefit During the POR C. Programs Preliminarily Determined To Be Not Used VI. Preliminary Ad Valorem Rate for NonSelected Companies Under Review VII. Recommendation coils (SSPC) from Belgium, South Africa, and Taiwan, and the countervailing duty (CVD) order on SSPC from South Africa, would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD orders and the CVD order. DATES: Effective January 9, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho or Yasmin Bordas, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2312 or (202) 482–3813, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2016, the Department published the notice of initiation of the third sunset reviews of the AD orders on SSPC from Belgium, South Africa, and Taiwan, and the CVD order on SSPC from South Africa, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 As a result of the reviews, the Department determined that revocation of the AD orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies.2 The Department, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the dumping margins and net countervailable subsidy rates likely to prevail should the AD orders and the CVD order be revoked. On January 3, 2016, the ITC published [FR Doc. 2017–00139 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] notice of its determination, pursuant to BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on SSPC from Belgium, South Africa, and DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Taiwan, and the CVD order on SSPC from South Africa, would likely lead to International Trade Administration a continuation or recurrence of material [A–423–808, A–791–805, A–583–830, C–791– injury to an industry in the United 806] States within a reasonably foreseeable time.3 Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium, South Africa, and Taiwan: 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, Continuation of Antidumping Duty 81 FR 43185 (July 1, 2016). 2 See Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium, Orders and Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on stainless steel plate in sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Jan 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 South Africa, and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 78774 (November 9, 2016) (AD Final Results); see also Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from South Africa: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 78115 (November 7, 2016) (CVD Final Results). 3 See Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium, South Africa, and Taiwan: Investigation Nos. 701– TA–379 and 701–TA–782, 792, and 793 (Third Review), USITC Publication 4658 (December 2016); see also Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium, PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scope of the Orders The product covered by these orders is certain stainless steel plate in coils. Stainless steel is alloy steel containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. The subject plate products are flat-rolled products, 254 mm or over in width and 4.75 mm or more in thickness, in coils, and annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or otherwise descaled. The subject plate may also be further processed (e.g., cold-rolled, polished, etc.) provided that it maintains the specified dimensions of plate following such processing. Excluded from the scope of these orders are the following: (1) Plate not in coils, (2) plate that is not annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or otherwise descaled, (3) sheet and strip, and (4) flat bars. The merchandise subject to these orders is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 7219.11.00.30, 7219.11.00.60, 7219.12.00.02, 7219.12.00.05, 7219.12.00.06, 7219.12.00.20, 7219.12.00.21, 7219.12.00.25, 7219.12.00.26, 7219.12.00.50, 7219.12.00.51, 7219.12.00.55, 7219.12.00.56, 7219.12.00.65, 7219.12.00.66, 7219.12.00.70, 7219.12.00.71, 7219.12.00.80, 7219.12.00.81, 7219.31.00.10, 7219.90.00.10, 7219.90.00.20, 7219.90.00.25, 7219.90.00.60, 7219.90.00.80, 7220.11.00.00, 7220.20.10.10, 7220.20.1 0.15, 7220.20.1 0.60, 7220.20.1 0.80, 7220.20.60.05, 7220.20.60.1 0, 7220.20.60.15, 7220.20.60.60, 7220.20.60.80, 7220.90.00.1 0, 7220.90.00.15, and 7220.90.00.60. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to these orders is dispositive. Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD orders and the CVD order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD orders on SSPC from Belgium, South Africa, and Taiwan, and the CVD order on SSPC from South Africa. South Africa, and Taiwan; Determination, 81 FR 140 (January 3, 2017). E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-971]


Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 
Rescission of Review, in Part, and Intent To Rescind the Review in 
Part; 2014

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily 
determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to 
producers and exporters of multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) 
from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) 
is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.

DATES: Effective January 9, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or Sergio Balbontin, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-5973 
or 202-482-6478, respectively.

Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the Order is wood flooring from the PRC. For 
a complete description of the scope of this administrative review, see 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\1\
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    \1\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Multilayered Wood 
Flooring from the People's Republic of China: 2014,'' (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum) dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, 
this notice.

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    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 https://access.trade.gov and 
in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.
    A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
is included as Appendix I to this notice.

Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that 
requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. This 
review was initiated on February 9, 2016. One PRC producer/exporter of 
wood flooring, Jiangsu Keri Wood Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Keri), withdrew its 
request for review on February 22, 2016, which was within the 90-day 
deadline. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), and 
consistent with our practice, we are rescinding this review with 
respect to Jiangsu Keri.

Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, in Part

    We received timely filed no-shipment certifications from six 
companies.\2\ Because there is no evidence on the record to indicate 
that Changbai Mountain, Shenyang Senwang, and Jiangsu Yuhui had entries 
of subject merchandise during the POR, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(3), we intend to rescind the review with respect to these 
companies. A final decision regarding whether to rescind the review of 
these companies will be made in the final results of this review.
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    \2\ See Letter from Changbai Mountain Development and Protection 
Zone Hongtu Wood Industrial Co., Ltd. (Changbai Mountain), Shenyang 
Senwang Wooden Industry Co., Ltd. (Shenyang Senwang), Henan 
Xingwangjia Technology Co., Ltd. (Henan Xingwangjia), Dalian 
Xinjinghua Wood Co., Ltd. (Dalian Xinjinghua), Xuzhou Antop 
International Trade Co., Ltd. (Xuzhou Antop), and Jiangsu Yuhui 
International Trade Co., Ltd., (Jiangsu Yuhui) ``Multilayered Wood 
Flooring from the People's Republic of China: Submission of No 
Shipment Certifications,'' dated February 18, 2016.
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    With respect to Dalian Xinjinghua, Henan Xingwangjia, and Xuzhou 
Antop, we preliminarily determine that there is sufficient evidence on 
the record of this review to conclude that these companies had 
reviewable transactions during the POR.\3\ Therefore, we are continuing 
to include Dalian Xinjinghua, Henan Xingwangjia, and Xuzhou Antop in 
this administrative review for purposes of the preliminary results.
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    \3\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this countervailing duty (CVD) review 
in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, 
we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial 
contribution by an ``authority'' that confers a benefit to the 
recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.\4\ For a full description 
of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \4\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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    In making these preliminary results, the Department relied, in 
part, on facts otherwise available.\5\ For further information, see 
``Provision of Electricity for Less Than Adequate Remuneration (LTAR)'' 
in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review

    There are 104 companies for which a review was requested and not 
rescinded, but were not selected as mandatory respondents. For these 
companies, we calculated the non-selected rate by averaging the rates 
of mandatory respondents Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd. and 
Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited, based on their publicly ranged sales 
data for the POR, instead of weight-averaging based on their 
proprietary sales data for the POR, which would risk disclosure of 
proprietary information. For further information on the calculation of 
the non-selected rate, refer to the section in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum entitled, ``Preliminary Ad Valorem Rate for Non-Selected 
Companies Under Review.''

Preliminary Results of the Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated a 
countervailable subsidy rate for each of the mandatory respondents, 
Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd. (Penghong) and Fine Furniture 
(Shanghai) Limited (Fine Furniture), and their cross-owned affiliates 
where applicable.
    We preliminarily find the countervailable subsidy rates for the 
mandatory respondents under review to be as follows:

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                    Producer/exporter                        (percent)
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Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd.................            1.45
Dalian Shumaike Floor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.............
Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited.......................            1.91
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    Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Non-
Selected Companies:

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                    Producer/exporter                        (percent)
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A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd...........................            1.68
Anhui Boya Bamboo&Wood Products Co., Ltd................            1.68
Anhui Longhua Bamboo Product Co., Ltd...................            1.68
Baishan Huafeng Wood Product Co., Ltd...................            1.68
Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd..........            1.68
Baiying Furniture Manufacturer Co., Ltd.................            1.68
Benxi Wood Compan.......................................            1.68
Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd........................            1.68
Cheng Hang Wood Co., Ltd................................            1.68
Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd.....................            1.68
Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd..............................            1.68
Dalian Huade Wood Product Co., Ltd......................            1.68
Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd.................            1.68
Dalian Jiahong Wood Industry Co., Lt....................            1.68
Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd...................            1.68
Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd....................            1.68
Dalian T-Boom Wood Products Co., Ltd....................            1.68
Dalian Xinjinghua Wood Co., Ltd.........................            1.68
Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics, LLC....................            1.68
Dongtai Zhangshi Wood Industry Co. Ltd..................            1.68
Dun Hua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd...............            1.68
Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd...........................            1.68
Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd................            1.68
Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd.............            1.68
Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd..............            1.68
Fu Lik Timber (HK) Co., Ltd.............................            1.68

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Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd....................            1.68
Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd..................            1.68
GTP International Ltd...................................            1.68
Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd................            1.68
Guangzhou Homebon Timber Manufacturing Co., Ltd.........            1.68
Guangzhou Panyu Kangda Board Co., Ltd...................            1.68
Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd..................            1.68
HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, Ltd.....................            1.68
HaiLin XinCheng Wooden Products, Ltd....................            1.68
Hangzhou Dazhuang Floor Co., Ltd. (dba Dasso Industrial             1.68
 Group Co., Ltd.........................................
Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd.............................            1.68
Hangzhou Huahi Wood Industry Co., Ltd...................            1.68
Henan Xingwangjia Technology Co., Ltd...................            1.68
Huber Engineering Wood Corp.............................            1.68
Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd............            1.68
Hunchun Xingjia Wooden Flooring Inc.....................            1.68
Huzhou City Nanxun Guangda Wood Co., Ltd................            1.68
Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd..........................            1.68
Huzhou Fulinmen Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd....................            1.68
Huzhou Fuma Wood Co., Ltd...............................            1.68
Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd...............................            1.68
Huzhou Muyun Wood Co., Ltd..............................            1.68
Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co., Ltd.....................            1.68
Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd..........................            1.68
Jiangsu Guyu International Trading Co., Ltd.............            1.68
Jiangsu Keri Wood Co., Ltd..............................            1.68
Jiangsu Mingle Flooring Co..............................            1.68
Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd........            1.68
Jiangsu Simba Flooring Co., Ltd.........................            1.68
Jiashan Huijiale Decoration Material Co., Ltd...........            1.68
Jiashan On-Line Lumber Co., Ltd.........................            1.68
Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd..........................            1.68
Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., Ltd...            1.68
Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd..................            1.68
Karly Wood Product Limited..............................            1.68
Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.................            1.68
Kingman Floors Co., Ltd.................................            1.68
Linyi Anying Wood Co., Ltd..............................            1.68
Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd..............            1.68
Linyi Youyou Wood Co., Ltd..............................            1.68
Mudanjiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd.................            1.68
Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd...........            1.68
Pinge Timber Manufacturing (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd..........            1.68
Puli Trading Limite.....................................            1.68
Qingdao Barry Flooring Co., Ltd.........................            1.68
Riverside Plywood Corporation...........................            1.68
Samling Elegant Living Trading (Labuan) Limited.........            1.68
Samling Riverside Co., Ltd..............................            1.68
Shandong Kaiyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd.................            1.68
Shanghai Anxin (Weiguang) Timber Co., Ltd...............            1.68
Shanghai Eswell Timber Co., Ltd.........................            1.68
Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd.........................            1.68
Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd. (also known as             1.68
 The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai).
Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd.........................            1.68
Shanghai Shenlin Corporation............................            1.68
Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd.....................            1.68
Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd......................            1.68
Sino-Maple (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd...........................            1.68
Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd. (8M).......................            1.68
Tongxiang Jisheng Import and Export Co., Ltd............            1.68
Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.......................            1.68
Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd........................            1.68
Xuzhou Antop International Trade Co., Ltd...............            1.68
Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd............................            1.68
Yekalon Industry, Inc...................................            1.68
Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co., Ltd..........            1.68
Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry........................            1.68
Zhejiang AnJi Xinfeng Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd.            1.68
Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd...........................            1.68
Zhejiang Dadongwu Green Home Wood Co., Ltd..............            1.68
Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd.................            1.68
Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd................            1.68
Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Co., Ltd........................            1.68
Zhejiang Fuma Warm Technology Co., Ltd..................            1.68
Zhejiang Haoyun Wooden Co., Ltd.........................            1.68
Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd.....................            1.68
Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd.........................            1.68
Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan New Material Technology Co.,                1.68
 Ltd....................................................
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose to parties in this proceeding the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of 
publication of these preliminary results.\6\ Interested parties may 
submit written comments (case briefs) on the preliminary results no 
later than 30 days from the date of publication of this Federal 
Register notice, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five 
days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\7\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the 
case briefs. Parties who submit arguments 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.
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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.\8\ Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and 
location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date.
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    Parties are reminded that briefs and hearing requests are to be 
filed electronically using ACCESS and that electronically filed 
documents must be received successfully in their entirety by 5 p.m. 
Eastern Time on the due date.
    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, we intend 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

    Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, 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 
this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, the Department 
intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of

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estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown for each of the 
respective companies listed above. 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. These 
cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
    This administrative review and notice are in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213.

    Dated: December 30, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
    A. Case History
    B. Postponement of Preliminary Determination
    C. Period of Review
    D. Rescission of Review, in Part
    E. Intent To Rescind, in Part, the Administrative Review
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Subsidies Valuation
    A. Allocation Period
    B. Attribution of Subsidies
    C. Denominators
    D. Loan Benchmarks and Discount Rates
V. Analysis of Programs
    A. Programs Preliminarily Determined To Be Countervailable
    B. Programs Which Provided No Measurable Benefit During the POR
    C. Programs Preliminarily Determined To Be Not Used
VI. Preliminary Ad Valorem Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under 
Review
VII. Recommendation

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