Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 12435-12437 [2017-04134]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 41 / Friday, March 3, 2017 / Notices Dated: February 27, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–905] Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is master alloys 11 of copper containing between five percent and 17 percent phosphorus by nominal weight, regardless of form (including but not limited to shot, pellet, waffle, ingot, or nugget), and regardless of size or weight. Subject merchandise consists predominantly of copper (by weight), and may contain other elements, including but not limited to iron (Fe), lead (Pb), or tin (Sn), in small amounts (up to one percent by nominal weight). Phosphor copper is frequently produced to JIS H2501 and ASTM B–644, Alloy 3A standards or higher; however, merchandise covered by this investigation includes all phosphor copper, regardless of whether the merchandise meets, fails to meet, or exceeds these standards. Merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheading 7405.00.1000. This HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminary determines that the sole remaining mandatory respondent under review does not qualify for a separate rate and is, therefore, considered a part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)-Wide Entity for its exports of subject merchandise exported to the United States during the period of review (POR), June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. SUMMARY: DATES: List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016 Effective March 3, 2017. Julia Hancock or Courtney Canales, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1394 or (202) 482–4997, respectively. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Postponement of Final Determination V. Scope of the Investigation VI. Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances VII. List of Comments VIII. Discussion of Comments 1. Whether the Department Should Adjust Bongsan’s General and Administrative Expense Ratio to Exclude Items Related to Prior Periods 2. Whether the Department Should Recalculate Bongsan’s Financial Expense Ratio to Account for Gains and Losses on Certain Derivative Transactions 3. Date of Sale for Certain U.S. Customer 4. Duty Drawback 5. Ministerial Error Regarding U.S. Billing Adjustments 6. Revision to Indirect Selling Expense Ratios IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–04130 Filed 3–2–17; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 11, 2016, the Department published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the PRC for the period of review June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016.1 On September 20, 2016, DAK Americas, LLC (Petitioner) withdrew its request for an administrative review of Cixi Sansheng.2 The other mandatory respondent, Hangzhou Huachuang, did not respond to the Department’s AD questionnaire. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 11 A ‘‘master alloy’’ is a base metal, such as copper, to which a relatively high percentage of one or two other elements is added. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Mar 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 53121 (August 11, 2016) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Petitioner’s September 20, 2016, submission. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12435 Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is certain polyester staple fiber. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) numbers 5503.20.0045 and 5503.20.0065. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order remains dispositive.3 Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, Petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review of Cixi Sansheng within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. No other parties requested an administrative review of the order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department is rescinding this review of the AD order on PSF from the PRC with respect to Cixi Sansheng. Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). In making our findings, because Hangzhou Huachuang did not respond to our AD questionnaire and is not receiving a separate rate, we are preliminarily treating Hangzhou Huachuang as part of the PRC-wide entity. For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix I to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement 3 For a full description of the scope of the Order, see Memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, AD/CVD Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled, ‘‘Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the People’s Republic of China: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2015–2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 12436 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 41 / Friday, March 3, 2017 / Notices and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist for the period June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016: Exporter Estimated weightedaverage margin (percent) PRC-Wide Entity ................... 44.30 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Disclosure 4 Normally, the Department discloses to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with a preliminary determination within five days of its public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because the Department preliminarily determined that the sole remaining respondent under review, Hangzhou Huachuang, is part of the PRC-wide entity, there are no calculations to disclose. Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than 50 days after the date of publication of the preliminary determination, unless the Secretary alters the time limit. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.5 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief 4 The PRC-wide entity includes mandatory respondent, Hangzhou Huachuang Co., Ltd., (Hangzhou Huachuang). 5 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Mar 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 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, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. 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 time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.6 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results of this review, the Department will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales to the total entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.7 Where either a respondent’s weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to 6 See 7 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.212(b). 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.8 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and nonPRC exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This preliminary determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 27, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 8 See E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 03MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 41 / Friday, March 3, 2017 / Notices 4. Discussion of the Methodology a. Partial Rescission b. NME Country Status c. Separate Rates 5. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–04134 Filed 3–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–037] Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrid Products From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order 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 (ITC), the Department is issuing the countervailing duty order on certain biaxial integral geogrid products (geogrids) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). DATES: Effective March 3, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mullen at (202) 482–5260, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background In accordance with section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), on January 11, 2017, the Department published its affirmative final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of geogrids from the PRC.1 On February 24, 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)(ii) of the Act, by reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from the PRC, and its determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise from the PRC that are subject to the Department’s affirmative critical circumstances finding.2 Scope of the Order The scope of this order covers geogrids from the PRC. For a complete description of the scope, see Appendix. Countervailing Duty Order On February 24, 2017, in accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of geogrids from the PRC, and that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise that are subject to the Department’s affirmative critical circumstances finding.3 Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, the Department is issuing this countervailing duty order. Because the ITC determined that imports of geogrids 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 countervailing duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, countervailing duties for all relevant entries of geogrids from the PRC. Countervailing duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of geogrids from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 24, 2016, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination,4 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final injury determination as further described below. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will instruct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of geogrids from the PRC. We will also instruct CBP to require, pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject merchandise. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. The all-others rate applies to all producers and exporters of subject merchandise. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Company Subsidy rate BOSTD Geosynthetics Qingdao Ltd. and Beijing Orient Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd ........................................... Taian Modern Plastic Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................................. All Others ............................................................................................................................................................................................. Chengdu Tian Road Engineering Materials Co., Ltd.* ........................................................................................................................ Chongqing Jiudi Reinforced Soil Engineering Co., Ltd.* .................................................................................................................... CNBM International Corporation* ........................................................................................................................................................ Dezhou Yaohua Geosynthetics Ltd.* .................................................................................................................................................. Dezhou Zhengyu Geosynthetics Ltd.* ................................................................................................................................................. Hongye Engineering Materials Co., Ltd.* ............................................................................................................................................ Hubei Nete Geosynthetics Ltd.* .......................................................................................................................................................... Jiangsu Dingtai Engineering Material Co., Ltd.* ................................................................................................................................. Jiangsu Jiuding New Material Ltd.* ..................................................................................................................................................... Lewu New Material Ltd.* ..................................................................................................................................................................... Nanjing Jinlu Geosynthetics Ltd.* ........................................................................................................................................................ Nanjing Kunchi Composite Material Ltd.* ............................................................................................................................................ Nanyang Jieda Geosynthetics Co., Ltd.* ............................................................................................................................................ Qingdao Hongda Plastics Corp.* ......................................................................................................................................................... Shandong Dexuda Geosynthetics Ltd.* .............................................................................................................................................. 1 See Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrid Products from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination and Final Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 82 FR 3282 (January 11, 2017). 2 See Letter to Ronald Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Mar 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 Compliance, from Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding geogrids from the PRC, (February 24, 2017) (ITC Letter). 3 See ITC Letter. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 12437 Sfmt 4703 15.61 56.24 35.93 152.50 152.50 152.50 152.50 152.50 152.50 152.50 152.50 152.50 152.50 152.50 152.50 152.50 152.50 152.50 4 See Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrid Products from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination and Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 81 FR 41292 (June 24, 2016). E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 41 (Friday, March 3, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-905]


Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminary 
determines that the sole remaining mandatory respondent under review 
does not qualify for a separate rate and is, therefore, considered a 
part of the People's Republic of China (PRC)-Wide Entity for its 
exports of subject merchandise exported to the United States during the 
period of review (POR), June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016. If these 
preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the Department 
will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise 
during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these 
preliminary results.

DATES: Effective March 3, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Hancock or Courtney Canales, AD/
CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1394 or (202) 
482-4997, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 11, 2016, the Department published in the Federal 
Register the notice of initiation of an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty (AD) order on certain polyester staple fiber (PSF) 
from the PRC for the period of review June 1, 2015, through May 31, 
2016.\1\ On September 20, 2016, DAK Americas, LLC (Petitioner) withdrew 
its request for an administrative review of Cixi Sansheng.\2\ The other 
mandatory respondent, Hangzhou Huachuang, did not respond to the 
Department's AD questionnaire.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 53121 (August 11, 2016) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \2\ See Petitioner's September 20, 2016, submission.
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the order is certain polyester staple fiber. 
The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) numbers 5503.20.0045 and 
5503.20.0065. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order 
remains dispositive.\3\
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    \3\ For a full description of the scope of the Order, see 
Memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
AD/CVD Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled, ``Certain 
Polyester Staple Fiber from the People's Republic of China: Decision 
Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2015-2016 Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review,'' (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) 
dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice.
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Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties 
that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the 
publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. 
As noted above, Petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative 
review of Cixi Sansheng within 90 days of the publication date of the 
notice of initiation. No other parties requested an administrative 
review of the order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(1), the Department is rescinding this review of the AD order 
on PSF from the PRC with respect to Cixi Sansheng.

Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act). In making our findings, because Hangzhou Huachuang 
did not respond to our AD questionnaire and is not receiving a separate 
rate, we are preliminarily treating Hangzhou Huachuang as part of the 
PRC-wide entity. For a full description of the methodology underlying 
our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is included as Appendix I to this notice.
    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on 
file electronically via Enforcement

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and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized 
Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered 
users at https://access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. 
In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The 
signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period June 1, 2015, 
through May 31, 2016:

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                        Exporter                         average  margin
                                                             (percent)
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PRC-Wide Entity........................................           44.30
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Disclosure \4\

    Normally, the Department discloses to interested parties the 
calculations performed in connection with a preliminary determination 
within five days of its public announcement or, if there is no public 
announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this 
notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because the 
Department preliminarily determined that the sole remaining respondent 
under review, Hangzhou Huachuang, is part of the PRC-wide entity, there 
are no calculations to disclose.
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    \4\ The PRC-wide entity includes mandatory respondent, Hangzhou 
Huachuang Co., Ltd., (Hangzhou Huachuang).
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Public Comment

    Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than 50 
days after the date of publication of the preliminary determination, 
unless the Secretary alters the time limit. Rebuttal briefs, limited to 
issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days 
after the deadline date for case briefs.\5\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal 
briefs in this investigation are encouraged to submit with each 
argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the 
argument; and (3) a table of authorities.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal 
briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain 
the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of 
participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list 
of the issues to be discussed. 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 time 
and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled 
date.
    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis 
of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication 
of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review.\6\ The Department intends to issue assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final 
results of this review.
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b).
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    For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average 
dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final 
results of this review, the Department will calculate importer-specific 
assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of 
dumping calculated for the importer's examined sales to the total 
entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where 
an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de 
minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate 
duties at the time of liquidation.\7\ Where either a respondent's 
weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- 
(or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, the 
Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without 
regard to antidumping duties.\8\
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the 
subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by 
sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above 
that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that 
established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is 
zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for 
previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not 
listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing 
exporter-specific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject 
merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, 
the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for 
all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received 
their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to 
the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    This preliminary determination is issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: February 27, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Scope of the Order

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4. Discussion of the Methodology
    a. Partial Rescission
    b. NME Country Status
    c. Separate Rates
5. Recommendation

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