Large Residential Washers From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping Duty Order, 9371-9373 [2017-02469]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 23 / Monday, February 6, 2017 / Notices For further information, contact Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@ trade.gov or (202) 482–2350. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: January 31, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [A–570–033] International Trade Administration Large Residential Washers From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping Duty Order [FR Doc. 2017–02424 Filed 2–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P International Trade Administration Cancellation of Meeting of the United States Investment Advisory Council International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of cancellation of meeting. ACTION: This notice cancels the meeting of the United States Investment Advisory Council previously scheduled for Friday, February 17, 2017 from 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. EST. 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SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on large residential washers (LRWs) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In addition, the Department is amending its final affirmative determination to correct ministerial errors. DATES: Effective February 6, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith at (202) 482–1766 or Denisa Ursu at (202) 482–2285, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on December 15, 2016, the Department published its affirmative final determination in the less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation of LRWs from the PRC.1 On January 30, 2017, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of the LTFV imports of LRWs from the PRC.2 Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are all large residential washers and certain parts thereof from the People’s Republic of China. For purposes of this order, the term ‘‘large residential washers’’ denotes all 1 See Large Residential Washers from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 81 FR 90776 (December 15, 2016) (Final Determination). 2 See ITC Notification Letter to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, referencing ITS Investigation No. 731– TA–1306 (January 30, 2017) (ITC Notification). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Feb 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9371 automatic clothes washing machines, regardless of the orientation of the rotational axis, with a cabinet width (measured from its widest point) of at least 24.5 inches (62.23 cm) and no more than 32.0 inches (81.28 cm), except as noted below. Also covered are certain parts used in large residential washers, namely: (1) All cabinets, or portions thereof, designed for use in large residential washers; (2) all assembled tubs 3 designed for use in large residential washers which incorporate, at a minimum: (a) a tub; and (b) a seal; (3) all assembled baskets 4 designed for use in large residential washers which incorporate, at a minimum: (a) a side wrapper; 5 (b) a base; and (c) a drive hub; 6 and (4) any combination of the foregoing parts or subassemblies. Excluded from the scope are stacked washer-dryers and commercial washers. The term ‘‘stacked washer-dryers’’ denotes distinct washing and drying machines that are built on a unitary frame and share a common console that controls both the washer and the dryer. The term ‘‘commercial washer’’ denotes an automatic clothes washing machine designed for the ‘‘pay per use’’ segment meeting either of the following two definitions: (1) (a) it contains payment system electronics; 7 (b) it is configured with an externally mounted steel frame at least six inches high that is designed to house a coin/token operated payment system (whether or not the actual coin/token operated payment system is installed at the time of importation); (c) it contains a push button user interface with a maximum of six manually selectable wash cycle settings, with no ability of the end user to otherwise modify water temperature, water level, or spin speed for a selected wash cycle setting; and (d) the console containing the user interface is made of steel and is assembled with security fasteners; 8 or 3 A ‘‘tub’’ is the part of the washer designed to hold water. 4 A ‘‘basket’’ (sometimes referred to as a ‘‘drum’’) is the part of the washer designed to hold clothing or other fabrics. 5 A ‘‘side wrapper’’ is the cylindrical part of the basket that actually holds the clothing or other fabrics. 6 A ‘‘drive hub’’ is the hub at the center of the base that bears the load from the motor. 7 ‘‘Payment system electronics’’ denotes a circuit board designed to receive signals from a payment acceptance device and to display payment amount, selected settings, and cycle status. Such electronics also capture cycles and payment history and provide for transmission to a reader. 8 A ‘‘security fastener’’ is a screw with a nonstandard head that requires a non-standard driver. Examples include those with a pin in the center of the head as a ‘‘center pin reject’’ feature to prevent E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM Continued 06FEN1 9372 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 23 / Monday, February 6, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES (2) (a) it contains payment system electronics; (b) the payment system electronics are enabled (whether or not the payment acceptance device has been installed at the time of importation) such that, in normal operation,9 the unit cannot begin a wash cycle without first receiving a signal from a bona fide payment acceptance device such as an electronic credit card reader; (c) it contains a push button user interface with a maximum of six manually selectable wash cycle settings, with no ability of the end user to otherwise modify water temperature, water level, or spin speed for a selected wash cycle setting; and (d) the console containing the user interface is made of steel and is assembled with security fasteners. Also excluded from the scope are automatic clothes washing machines that meet all of the following conditions: (1) Have a vertical rotational axis; (2) are top loading; 10 (3) have a drive train consisting, inter alia, of (a) a permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor,11 (b) a belt drive,12 and (c) a flat wrap spring clutch.13 Also excluded from the scope are automatic clothes washing machines that meet all of the following conditions: (1) Have a horizontal rotational axis; (2) are front loading; 14 and (3) have a drive train consisting, inter alia, of (a) a controlled induction motor (CIM),15 and (b) a belt drive. Also excluded from the scope are automatic clothes washing machines that meet all of the following conditions: (1) Have a horizontal rotational axis; (2) are front loading; and (3) have cabinet width (measured from its widest point) of more than 28.5 inches (72.39 cm). The products subject to this order are currently classifiable under subheadings 8450.20.0040 and 8450.20.0080 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject standard Allen wrenches or Torx drivers from working. 9 ‘‘Normal operation’’ refers to the operating mode(s) available to end users (i.e., not a mode designed for testing or repair by a technician). 10 ‘‘Top loading’’ means that access to the basket is from the top of the washer. 11 A ‘‘PSC motor’’ is an asynchronous, alternating current (AC), single phase induction motor that employs split phase capacitor technology. 12 A ‘‘belt drive’’ refers to a drive system that includes a belt and pulleys. 13 A ‘‘flat wrap spring clutch’’ is a flat metal spring that, when engaged, links abutted cylindrical pieces on the input shaft with the end of the concentric output shaft that connects to the drive hub. 14 ‘‘Front loading’’ means that access to the basket is from the front of the washer. 15 A ‘‘controlled induction motor’’ is an asynchronous, alternating current (AC), polyphase induction motor. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Feb 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 to this order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this order is dispositive. Amendment to Final Determination The petitioner alleged in its December 19, 2016, submission 16 that the Department made seven clerical errors in the Final Determination. After analyzing the petitioner’s allegations and considering the respondents’ comments, we agree that four of these seven allegations are ministerial errors within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224(f) and section 735(e) of the Act. Accordingly, pursuant to section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e) and (f), the Department is amending the Final Determination to reflect the correction of ministerial errors 17 it made in calculating the final margin assigned to Nanjing LG-Panda Appliances Co., Ltd. (LG) and Suzhou Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd./Suzhou Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd—Export (collectively, Samsung).18 In addition, because the PRC-Wide Entity rate is based on the margins for LG and Samsung, we are revising the PRC-Wide Entity rate.19 Antidumping Duty Order As stated above, on January 30, 2017, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found material injury with respect to LRWs from the PRC.20 Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are issuing this antidumping duty order. Because the ITC determined that imports of LRWs from the PRC are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from the PRC entered or withdrawn from warehouse for 16 See letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Large Residential Washers from the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Allegation of Ministerial Errors,’’ dated December 19, 2016. 17 See section 735(e) of the Act. 18 For a detailed discussion of the ministerial error allegations, see Memorandum to Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for AD/CVD Operations, from Irene Darzenta Tzafolias, Director, Office VIII, ‘‘Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Large Residential Washers from the People’s Republic of China: Allegation of Ministerial Errors in the Final Determination,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Clerical Error Allegation Memorandum). 19 See the ‘‘Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins’’ section below. 20 See ITC Notification. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the constructed export price of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of LRWs from the PRC. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of LRWs from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after July 26, 2016, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination.21 Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries of LRWs from the PRC. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amounts as indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted- average dumping margins listed below.22 The PRC-Wide Entity rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed. Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion of LRWs from the PRC, we extended the four-month period to six months in this case.23 In the underlying investigation, the Department published the Preliminary Determination on July 26, 2016. Therefore, the extended period 21 See Large Residential Washers from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 48741 (July 26, 2016) (Preliminary Determination) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 22 See section 736(a)(3) of the Act. 23 See Preliminary Determination. E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 9373 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 23 / Monday, February 6, 2017 / Notices beginning on the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination, ended January 22, 2017. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of LRWs from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 22, 2017, the date on which the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determinations in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins The weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Weightedaverage margin (%) Exporter Producer Nanjing LG-Panda Appliances Co., Ltd./LG Electronics, Inc * ... Suzhou Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd./Suzhou Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd—Export/Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd *. PRC-Wide Entity ......................................................................... Nanjing LG-Panda Appliances Co., Ltd ..................................... Suzhou Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd./Suzhou Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd—Export. .................................................................................................... 38.43 57.37 49.72 * In the Final Determination, LG Electronics, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Were inadvertently omitted from the margin table. This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to LRWs from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211. Dated: January 31, 2017. Ronald K. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-033]


Large Residential Washers From the People's Republic of China: 
Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and 
Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the 
ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on large 
residential washers (LRWs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). 
In addition, the Department is amending its final affirmative 
determination to correct ministerial errors.

DATES: Effective February 6, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith at (202) 482-1766 or 
Denisa Ursu at (202) 482-2285, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and 
Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on December 15, 
2016, the Department published its affirmative final determination in 
the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of LRWs from the PRC.\1\ 
On January 30, 2017, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative 
determination that an industry in the United States is materially 
injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by 
reason of the LTFV imports of LRWs from the PRC.\2\
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    \1\ See Large Residential Washers from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 81 FR 90776 
(December 15, 2016) (Final Determination).
    \2\ See ITC Notification Letter to the Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, referencing ITS 
Investigation No. 731-TA-1306 (January 30, 2017) (ITC Notification).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are all large residential 
washers and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China.
    For purposes of this order, the term ``large residential washers'' 
denotes all automatic clothes washing machines, regardless of the 
orientation of the rotational axis, with a cabinet width (measured from 
its widest point) of at least 24.5 inches (62.23 cm) and no more than 
32.0 inches (81.28 cm), except as noted below.
    Also covered are certain parts used in large residential washers, 
namely: (1) All cabinets, or portions thereof, designed for use in 
large residential washers; (2) all assembled tubs \3\ designed for use 
in large residential washers which incorporate, at a minimum: (a) a 
tub; and (b) a seal; (3) all assembled baskets \4\ designed for use in 
large residential washers which incorporate, at a minimum: (a) a side 
wrapper; \5\ (b) a base; and (c) a drive hub; \6\ and (4) any 
combination of the foregoing parts or subassemblies.
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    \3\ A ``tub'' is the part of the washer designed to hold water.
    \4\ A ``basket'' (sometimes referred to as a ``drum'') is the 
part of the washer designed to hold clothing or other fabrics.
    \5\ A ``side wrapper'' is the cylindrical part of the basket 
that actually holds the clothing or other fabrics.
    \6\ A ``drive hub'' is the hub at the center of the base that 
bears the load from the motor.
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    Excluded from the scope are stacked washer-dryers and commercial 
washers. The term ``stacked washer-dryers'' denotes distinct washing 
and drying machines that are built on a unitary frame and share a 
common console that controls both the washer and the dryer. The term 
``commercial washer'' denotes an automatic clothes washing machine 
designed for the ``pay per use'' segment meeting either of the 
following two definitions:
    (1) (a) it contains payment system electronics; \7\ (b) it is 
configured with an externally mounted steel frame at least six inches 
high that is designed to house a coin/token operated payment system 
(whether or not the actual coin/token operated payment system is 
installed at the time of importation); (c) it contains a push button 
user interface with a maximum of six manually selectable wash cycle 
settings, with no ability of the end user to otherwise modify water 
temperature, water level, or spin speed for a selected wash cycle 
setting; and (d) the console containing the user interface is made of 
steel and is assembled with security fasteners; \8\ or
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    \7\ ``Payment system electronics'' denotes a circuit board 
designed to receive signals from a payment acceptance device and to 
display payment amount, selected settings, and cycle status. Such 
electronics also capture cycles and payment history and provide for 
transmission to a reader.
    \8\ A ``security fastener'' is a screw with a non-standard head 
that requires a non-standard driver. Examples include those with a 
pin in the center of the head as a ``center pin reject'' feature to 
prevent standard Allen wrenches or Torx drivers from working.

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    (2) (a) it contains payment system electronics; (b) the payment 
system electronics are enabled (whether or not the payment acceptance 
device has been installed at the time of importation) such that, in 
normal operation,\9\ the unit cannot begin a wash cycle without first 
receiving a signal from a bona fide payment acceptance device such as 
an electronic credit card reader; (c) it contains a push button user 
interface with a maximum of six manually selectable wash cycle 
settings, with no ability of the end user to otherwise modify water 
temperature, water level, or spin speed for a selected wash cycle 
setting; and (d) the console containing the user interface is made of 
steel and is assembled with security fasteners.
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    \9\ ``Normal operation'' refers to the operating mode(s) 
available to end users (i.e., not a mode designed for testing or 
repair by a technician).
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    Also excluded from the scope are automatic clothes washing machines 
that meet all of the following conditions: (1) Have a vertical 
rotational axis; (2) are top loading; \10\ (3) have a drive train 
consisting, inter alia, of (a) a permanent split capacitor (PSC) 
motor,\11\ (b) a belt drive,\12\ and (c) a flat wrap spring clutch.\13\
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    \10\ ``Top loading'' means that access to the basket is from the 
top of the washer.
    \11\ A ``PSC motor'' is an asynchronous, alternating current 
(AC), single phase induction motor that employs split phase 
capacitor technology.
    \12\ A ``belt drive'' refers to a drive system that includes a 
belt and pulleys.
    \13\ A ``flat wrap spring clutch'' is a flat metal spring that, 
when engaged, links abutted cylindrical pieces on the input shaft 
with the end of the concentric output shaft that connects to the 
drive hub.
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    Also excluded from the scope are automatic clothes washing machines 
that meet all of the following conditions: (1) Have a horizontal 
rotational axis; (2) are front loading; \14\ and (3) have a drive train 
consisting, inter alia, of (a) a controlled induction motor (CIM),\15\ 
and (b) a belt drive.
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    \14\ ``Front loading'' means that access to the basket is from 
the front of the washer.
    \15\ A ``controlled induction motor'' is an asynchronous, 
alternating current (AC), polyphase induction motor.
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    Also excluded from the scope are automatic clothes washing machines 
that meet all of the following conditions: (1) Have a horizontal 
rotational axis; (2) are front loading; and (3) have cabinet width 
(measured from its widest point) of more than 28.5 inches (72.39 cm).
    The products subject to this order are currently classifiable under 
subheadings 8450.20.0040 and 8450.20.0080 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to this order 
may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 
8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the merchandise subject to this order is dispositive.

Amendment to Final Determination

    The petitioner alleged in its December 19, 2016, submission \16\ 
that the Department made seven clerical errors in the Final 
Determination. After analyzing the petitioner's allegations and 
considering the respondents' comments, we agree that four of these 
seven allegations are ministerial errors within the meaning of 19 CFR 
351.224(f) and section 735(e) of the Act. Accordingly, pursuant to 
section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e) and (f), the Department 
is amending the Final Determination to reflect the correction of 
ministerial errors \17\ it made in calculating the final margin 
assigned to Nanjing LG-Panda Appliances Co., Ltd. (LG) and Suzhou 
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd./Suzhou Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd--
Export (collectively, Samsung).\18\ In addition, because the PRC-Wide 
Entity rate is based on the margins for LG and Samsung, we are revising 
the PRC-Wide Entity rate.\19\
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    \16\ See letter from the petitioner, ``Large Residential Washers 
from the People's Republic of China: Petitioner's Allegation of 
Ministerial Errors,'' dated December 19, 2016.
    \17\ See section 735(e) of the Act.
    \18\ For a detailed discussion of the ministerial error 
allegations, see Memorandum to Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for AD/CVD Operations, from Irene Darzenta 
Tzafolias, Director, Office VIII, ``Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation of Large Residential Washers from the People's 
Republic of China: Allegation of Ministerial Errors in the Final 
Determination,'' dated concurrently with this notice (Clerical Error 
Allegation Memorandum).
    \19\ See the ``Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins'' 
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Antidumping Duty Order

    As stated above, on January 30, 2017, in accordance with section 
735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final 
determination in this investigation, in which it found material injury 
with respect to LRWs from the PRC.\20\ Therefore, in accordance with 
section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are issuing this antidumping duty 
order. Because the ITC determined that imports of LRWs from the PRC are 
materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such 
merchandise from the PRC entered or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties.
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    \20\ See ITC Notification.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the 
Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties 
equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise 
exceeds the constructed export price of the merchandise, for all 
relevant entries of LRWs from the PRC.
    Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of LRWs 
from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on 
or after July 26, 2016, the date of publication of the Preliminary 
Determination.\21\
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    \21\ See Large Residential Washers from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in 
Part, and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 48741 (July 26, 
2016) (Preliminary Determination) and accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will 
instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries 
of LRWs from the PRC. These instructions suspending liquidation will 
remain in effect until further notice.
    We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the 
amounts as indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of 
publication of the ITC's final affirmative injury determination, CBP 
will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit 
estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to 
the estimated weighted- average dumping margins listed below.\22\ The 
PRC-Wide Entity rate applies to all producers or exporters not 
specifically listed.
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    \22\ See section 736(a)(3) of the Act.
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Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months, except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six 
months.
    At the request of exporters that account for a significant 
proportion of LRWs from the PRC, we extended the four-month period to 
six months in this case.\23\ In the underlying investigation, the 
Department published the Preliminary Determination on July 26, 2016. 
Therefore, the extended period

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beginning on the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination, 
ended January 22, 2017. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states 
that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the 
ITC's final injury determination.
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    \23\ See Preliminary Determination.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of LRWs from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after January 22, 2017, the date on 
which the provisional measures expired, until and through the day 
preceding the date of publication of the ITC's final injury 
determinations in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will 
resume on the date of publication of the ITC's final determination in 
the Federal Register.

Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

    The weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

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                                                             Weighted-
            Exporter                     Producer         average margin
                                                                (%)
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Nanjing LG-Panda Appliances      Nanjing LG-Panda                  38.43
 Co., Ltd./LG Electronics, Inc    Appliances Co., Ltd.
 *.
Suzhou Samsung Electronics Co.,  Suzhou Samsung                    57.37
 Ltd./Suzhou Samsung              Electronics Co., Ltd./
 Electronics Co. Ltd--Export/     Suzhou Samsung
 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd *.  Electronics Co. Ltd--
                                  Export.
PRC-Wide Entity................  .......................           49.72
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* In the Final Determination, LG Electronics, Inc. and Samsung
  Electronics Co., Ltd. Were inadvertently omitted from the margin
  table.

    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
LRWs from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested 
parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.211.

    Dated: January 31, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-02469 Filed 2-3-17; 8:45 am]
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