Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 8-Toledo, Ohio Notification of Proposed Production Activity Whirlpool Corporation (Washing Machines) Clyde and Green Springs, Ohio, 9559-9560 [2017-02526]

Download as PDF 9559 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 24 Tuesday, February 7, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. phone at 907–789–6267 or via email at kmaher@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Discuss and decide on funding for any submitted project proposals. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. 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[FR Doc. 2017–02452 Filed 2–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–9–2017] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 8—Toledo, Ohio Notification of Proposed Production Activity Whirlpool Corporation (Washing Machines) Clyde and Green Springs, Ohio Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Clyde and Green Springs, Ohio within Subzone 8I. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on January 27, 2017. Whirlpool already has authority to produce standard and high capacity washing machines using certain imported components within Subzone 8I. The current request would add foreign status materials/components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreignstatus materials/components described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Whirlpool from customs duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export production. On its domestic sales, Whirlpool would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to the washing machines and related parts in the company’s existing scope of authority (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.7%) for the foreign-status materials/ components noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The materials/components sourced from abroad include: Plastic (PVC) inlet hoses; endless transmission belts; spring and support assemblies; and, knob assemblies (duty rate ranges from 2.8 to 3.9%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is March 20, 2017. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 9560 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 7, 2017 / Notices Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: January 31, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–02526 Filed 2–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–890] Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is simultaneously initiating, and issuing the preliminarily results of, a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on wooden bedroom furniture (‘‘WBF’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). We preliminary determine that Yihua Lifestyle Technology Co., Ltd. (‘‘Yihua Tech’’) is the successor-in-interest to Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd. (‘‘Yihua Timber’’) for purposes of the AD order on WBF from the PRC and, as such, is entitled to Yihua Timber’s cash deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective February 7, 2017. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hill, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3518. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 5, 2005, the Department published the AD order on WBF from VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:31 Feb 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 the PRC.1 On July 28, 2016, Yihua Tech requested that the Department initiate an expedited changed circumstances review (‘‘CCR’’) and determine that it is the successor-in-interest to Yihua Timber for purposes of determining AD liabilities.2 On September 9, 2016, the Department requested from Yihua Tech additional information in order to determine whether to initiate the requested CCR.3 On November 18, 2016, Yihua Tech submitted an amendment to its CCR Request, which included the additional information requested by the Department.4 Thus, the 45-day time period for the Department to determine whether to initiate the requested changed circumstances review began on this date.5 On December 23, 2016, the Department determined that additional time was necessary to consider Yihua Tech’s request for the changed circumstances reviews.6 Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.302(b), the Department extended the time period for determining whether to initiate the requested changed circumstances reviews by an additional 30 days, until February 1, 2017. The Department received no comments on Yihua Tech’s CCR Request. Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is wooden bedroom furniture, subject to certain exceptions.7 Imports of subject merchandise are classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings: 9403.50.9042, 9403.50.9045, 9403.50.9041, 9403.60.8081, 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005) (‘‘Order’’). 2 See Letter from Yihua Tech to the Secretary of Commerce ‘‘Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China (AD) and Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China (AD/CVD); Request for Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated July 28, 2016 (‘‘CCR Request’’). 3 See Letter from Howard Smith, Program Manager, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance to Yihua Tech dated September 9, 2016. 4 See Letter from Yihua Tech to the Secretary of Commerce ‘‘Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China (AD) and Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China (AD/CVD); Amendment to Request for Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated November 18, 2016 (‘‘Amendment to CCR Request’’). 5 See 19 CFR 351.216(b). 6 See Letter from Abdelali Elouaradia, Office Director, Office IV, AD/CVD Operations ‘‘Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China (Antidumping Duty Order) and Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China (Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders): Request for a Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated December 23, 2016. 7 See Order, 70 FR at 332–33. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9403.20.0018, 9403.90.8041, 7009.92.1000, or 7009.92.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description in the Order remains dispositive.8 Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and the Department’s regulations (19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3)), the Department will conduct a changed circumstances review upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from an interested party for a review of, an order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order. In the past, the Department has used CCRs to address the applicability of cash deposit rates after there have been changes in the name of a respondent, (‘‘successor-ininterest’’ or ‘‘successorship’’ determinations). The information submitted by Yihua Tech claiming that it is Yihua Timber’s successor-ininterest relates to a name change. Specifically, Yihua Tech reported that effective May 17, 2016, the Guangdong Provincial Administration for Industry and Commerce approved Yihua Tech’s change of name from Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd. to Yihua Lifestyle Technology Co., Ltd., and approved a minor modification to Yihua Timber’s business scope.9 Consistent with Department practice, the information submitted by Yihua Tech demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review.10 Therefore, in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d), the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review to determine whether Yihua Tech is the successor-in-interest to Yihua Timber. Preliminary Results When it concludes that expedited action is warranted, the Department may publish the notice of initiation and preliminary results of a CCR concurrently.11 The Department has 8 For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, please see memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance ‘‘Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Decision Memorandum of Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’). 9 See CCR Request at Attachment 1. 10 See 19 CFR 351.216(d). 11 See 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 24 (Tuesday, February 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9559-9560]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02526]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-9-2017]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 8--Toledo, Ohio Notification of Proposed 
Production Activity Whirlpool Corporation (Washing Machines) Clyde and 
Green Springs, Ohio

    Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) submitted a notification of 
proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in 
Clyde and Green Springs, Ohio within Subzone 8I. The notification 
conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 
CFR 400.22) was received on January 27, 2017.
    Whirlpool already has authority to produce standard and high 
capacity washing machines using certain imported components within 
Subzone 8I. The current request would add foreign status materials/
components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), 
additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreign-
status materials/components described in the submitted notification (as 
described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Whirlpool from customs 
duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, Whirlpool would be able to choose 
the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to the 
washing machines and related parts in the company's existing scope of 
authority (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.7%) for the foreign-
status materials/components noted below. Customs duties also could 
possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment.
    The materials/components sourced from abroad include: Plastic (PVC) 
inlet hoses; endless transmission belts; spring and support assemblies; 
and, knob assemblies (duty rate ranges from 2.8 to 3.9%).
    Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions 
shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the address 
below. The closing period for their receipt is March 20, 2017.
    A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection 
at the

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Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 
21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230-0002, and in the ``Reading Room'' section of the 
Board's Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz.
    For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at 
Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482-0473.

    Dated: January 31, 2017.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-02526 Filed 2-6-17; 8:45 am]
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