Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews: Antidumping Duty Orders on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China and Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China, 12558-12561 [2017-04265]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 12558 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 42 / Monday, March 6, 2017 / Notices numerical size designations listed in the following sections of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, as updated annually, unless the tire falls within one of the specific exclusions set forth below. The sections of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book listing numerical size designations of covered certain off road tires include: The table of mining and logging tires included in the section on Truck-Bus tires; The entire section on Off-the-Road tires; The entire section on Agricultural tires; and The following tables in the section on Industrial/ATV/Special Trailer tires: • Industrial, Mining, Counterbalanced Lift Truck (Smooth Floors Only); • Industrial and Mining (Other than Smooth Floors); • Construction Equipment; • Off-the-Road and Counterbalanced Lift Truck (Smooth Floors Only); • Aerial Lift and Mobile Crane; and • Utility Vehicle and Lawn and Garden Tractor. Certain off road tires, whether or not mounted on wheels or rims, are included in the scope. However, if a subject tire is imported mounted on a wheel or rim, only the tire is covered by the scope. Subject merchandise includes certain off road tires produced in the subject countries whether mounted on wheels or rims in a subject country or in a third country. Certain off road tires are covered whether or not they are accompanied by other parts, e.g., a wheel, rim, axle parts, bolts, nuts, etc. Certain off road tires that enter attached to a vehicle are not covered by the scope. In addition, specifically excluded from the scope are passenger vehicle and light truck tires, racing tires, mobile home tires, motorcycle tires, all-terrain vehicle tires, bicycle tires, on-road or on-highway trailer tires, and truck and bus tires. Such tires generally have in common that the symbol ‘‘DOT’’ must appear on the sidewall, certifying that the tire conforms to applicable motor vehicle safety standards. Such excluded tires may also have the following prefixes and suffixes included as part of the size designation on their sidewalls: Prefix letter designations: AT—Identifies a tire intended for service on All-Terrain Vehicles; P—Identifies a tire intended primarily for service on passenger cars; LT—Identifies a tire intended primarily for service on light trucks; T—Identifies a tire intended for oneposition ‘‘temporary use’’ as a spare only; and ST—Identifies a special tire for trailers in highway service. Suffix letter designations: TR—Identifies a tire for service on trucks, buses, and other vehicles with rims having specified rim diameter of nominal plus 0.156″ or plus 0.250″; MH—Identifies tires for Mobile Homes; HC—Identifies a heavy duty tire designated for use on ‘‘HC’’ 15″ tapered rims used on trucks, buses, and other vehicles. This suffix is intended to differentiate among tires for light trucks, and other vehicles or other services, which use a similar designation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Mar 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 Example: 8R17.5 LT, 8R17.5 HC; LT—Identifies light truck tires for service on trucks, buses, trailers, and multipurpose passenger vehicles used in nominal highway service; ST—Special tires for trailers in highway service; and M/C—Identifies tires and rims for motorcycles. The following types of tires are also excluded from the scope: Pneumatic tires that are not new, including recycled or retreaded tires and used tires; non-pneumatic tires, including solid rubber tires; aircraft tires; and turf, lawn and garden, and golf tires. Also excluded from the scope are mining and construction tires that have a rim diameter equal to or exceeding 39 inches. Such tires may be distinguished from other tires of similar size by the number of plies that the construction and mining tires contain (minimum of 16) and the weight of such tires (minimum 1500 pounds). The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4011.20.1025, 4011.20.1035, 4011.20.5030, 4011.20.5050, 4011.70.0010, 4011.62.0000, 4011.80.1010, 4011.80.1020, 4011.90.1050, 4011.70.0050, 4011.80.2010, 4011.80.8010, 4011.80.2020, 4011.80.8020, 8431.49.9038, 8431.49.9090, 8709.90.0020, and 8716.90.1020.11 Tires meeting the scope description may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 4011.90.2050, 4011.90.8050, 8424.90.9080, 8431.20.0000, 8431.39.0010, 8431.49.1090, 8431.49.9030, 8432.90.0020, 8432.90.0040, 8432.90.0050, 8432.90.0060, 8432.90.0081, 8433.90.5010, 8503.00.9560, 8708.70.0500, 8708.70.2500, 8708.70.4530, 8716.90.5035, 8716.90.5056 and 8716.90.5059.12 While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–04433 Filed 3–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 11 Prior to January 1, 2017, subject merchandise was classifiable under the following HTSUS numbers which have been deleted or discontinued: 4011.61.0000, 4011.63.0000, 4011.69.0050, 4011.92.0000, 4011.93.4000, 4011.93.8000, 4011.94.4000, and 4011.94.8000. 12 Prior to January 1, 2017, tires meeting the scope description may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings which have been deleted or discontinued: 4011.99.4550, 4011.99.8550, 8432.90.0005, 8432.90.0015, 8432.90.0030, 8432.90.0080, and 8716.90.5055. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–979, A–570–010] Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews: Antidumping Duty Orders on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China and Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People’s Republic of China Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) is simultaneously initiating and issuing the preliminary results of changed circumstances reviews (‘‘CCRs’’) of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, (‘‘solar cells’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) and certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (‘‘solar products’’) from the PRC. The Department initiated these CCRs to determine whether Hanwha Q CELLS (Qidong) Co. Ltd. (‘‘Q CELLS Qidong’’) is the successor-in-interest to Hanwha SolarOne (Qidong) Co., Ltd. (‘‘SolarOne Qidong’’) with respect to the AD orders on solar cells and solar products from the PRC and to determine whether Hanwha Q CELLS Hong Kong Limited (‘‘Q CELLS Hong Kong’’) is the successor-in-interest to SolarOne Hong Kong Limited (‘‘SolarOne Hong Kong’’) with respect to the AD order on solar products from the PRC. For the reasons noted below, we did not initiate the requested CCR to determine whether Q CELLS Hong Kong is the successor-ininterest to SolarOne Hong Kong with respect to the AD order on solar cells from the PRC. Based on the information on the record, we preliminarily determine that Q CELLS Qidong is the successor-in-interest to SolarOne Qidong for purposes of the AD orders on solar cells and solar products from the PRC and that Q CELLS Hong Kong is the successor-in-interest to SolarOne Hong Kong for purposes of the AD order on solar products from the PRC. As such, Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong are entitled to SolarOne Hong Kong and SolarOne Qidong’s cash deposit rates, respectively, with respect to U.S. entries of merchandise subject to the orders noted above. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 42 / Monday, March 6, 2017 / Notices DATES: Effective March 6, 2017. Eli Lovely, 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) 482–1593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background On December 7, 2012, the Department published the AD order on solar cells from the PRC in the Federal Register.1 On February 18, 2015, the Department published the AD order on solar products from the PRC in the Federal Register.2 On September 8, 2016, the Department received a request on behalf of Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong for expedited CCRs to establish Q CELLS Hong Kong as the successorin-interest to SolarOne Hong Kong and to establish Q CELLS Qidong as the successor-in-interest to SolarOne Qidong for purposes of the of the AD orders on solar cells and solar products from the PRC.3 On October 11, 2016, SolarWorld Americas, Inc. (‘‘Petitioner’’) submitted comments on Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong’s CCR request.4 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by the Solar Cells Order is crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates, and panels, consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels, and building integrated materials.5 Imports of the 1 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018 (December 7, 2012)(‘‘Solar Cells Order’’). 2 See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order; and Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 8592 (February 18, 2015)(‘‘Solar Products Order’’). 3 See Letter from Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong to the Department regarding, ‘‘Changed Circumstances Review Request’’ (September 8, 2016) (‘‘CCR Request’’). 4 See Letter from SolarWorld Americas, Inc. to the Department regarding, ‘‘Comments on Hanwha Q Cells Hong Kong Limited and Hanwha Q CELLS (Qidong) Co., Ltd.’s Request for a Changed Circumstances Review’’ (October 12, 2016) (‘‘Petitioner’s Comments’’). 5 For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from James Maeder, Senior Director, Office I, for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews: Crystalline VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Mar 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 merchandise subject to the Solar Cells Order are currently classified under the following subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’): 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.80, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, and 8501.31.8000. The merchandise covered by the Solar Products Order is modules, laminates and/or panels consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including building integrated materials. Subject merchandise includes modules, laminates and/or panels assembled in the PRC consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells produced in a customs territory other than the PRC.6 Imports of the merchandise subject to the Solar Products Order are currently classified under the following subheadings of the HTSUS: 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 8507.20.8090, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030 and 8501.31.8000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. For the full scopes of these orders, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Initiation of Changed Circumstances Reviews Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’) and 19 CFR 351.216(d), 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 changed circumstances reviews to consider the applicability of cash deposit rates after there have been changes in the name or structure of a respondent, such as a merger or spinoff (‘‘successor-ininterest,’’ or ‘‘successorship,’’ determinations).7 While Q CELLS Hong Kong requested a CCR with respect to the solar cells proceeding in order to receive SolarOne Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China and Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’) dated concurrently with, and adopted by, this notice. 6 Id. 7 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 81 FR 91909 (December 19, 2016). PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12559 Hong Kong’s AD cash deposit rate, SolarOne Hong Kong did not receive its own cash deposit rate in the solar cells proceeding but was treated as part of the PRC-wide entity. Therefore, entries of its subject merchandise into the United States receive the PRC-wide entity cash deposit rate.8 Accordingly, for purposes of the Solar Cells Order, there is no separate rate for which Q CELLS Hong Kong could be eligible, thus, we have not initiated the requested review of Q CELLS Hong Kong with respect to the Solar Cells Order. However, consistent with Department practice, the information submitted by Q CELLS Hong Kong with respect to the solar products proceeding and the information submitted by Q CELLS Qidong with respect to the solar cells and solar products proceedings, which includes information regarding a name change, demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant CCRs with respect to these companies and orders.9 In the case of the Solar Products Order, the CCR requests were filed less than 24 months after the date of publication of the notice of final determination in the solar products investigation. However, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.216(c), the Department finds that good cause exists to initiate these CCRs. In particular, we find that Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong have properly alleged and demonstrated good cause for initiating early CCRs in the case of solar products, along with the initiation with respect to Q CELLS Qidong in the case of solar cells, on the grounds of fairness and ease of administration. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d), the Department is initiating CCRs to determine whether Q CELLS Hong Kong is the successor-in-interest 8 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination and Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, 77 FR 31309 (May 25, 2012), unchanged in Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Affirmative Final Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 77 FR 63791 (October 17, 2012). In subsequent reviews, SolarOne Hong Kong did not receive a separate rate. See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2012–2013, 80 FR 40998 (July 14, 2015), and Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2013–2014, 81 FR 39905 (June 20, 2016). 9 See 19 CFR 351.216(d). E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 12560 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 42 / Monday, March 6, 2017 / Notices to SolarOne Hong Kong for purposes of the AD order on solar products from the PRC, and to determine whether Q CELLS Qidong is the successor-ininterest to SolarOne Qidong for purposes of the AD orders on solar cells and solar products from the PRC. Preliminary Determination When it concludes that expedited action is warranted, the Department may combine the notice of initiation of the CCR and the preliminary results of the CCR in a single notice.10 The Department has combined the notice of initiation and the notice of preliminary results in successor-in-interest CCRs when sufficient documentation has been provided supporting the request for a CCR.11 In this instance, we have on the record the information necessary to make a preliminary finding with respect to Q CELLS Hong Kong and the Solar Products Order and Q CELLS Qidong and the Solar Cells and Solar Products Orders. Thus, we find that expedited action is warranted with respect to the CCR Requests regarding these companies and orders, and we are combining the notice of initiation and the notice of preliminary results in one notice, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). In determining whether one company is the successor to another for purposes of AD cash deposits, the Department examines a number of factors including, but not limited to, changes in: (1) Management; (2) production facilities; (3) suppliers; and (4) customer base.12 While no one, or several, of these factors will necessarily provide a dispositive indication of succession, the Department will generally consider one company to be the successor to another company if its resulting operation is essentially the same as that of its predecessor.13 Thus, if the evidence demonstrates that, with respect to the production and sale of subject merchandise, the new company operates as essentially the same business entity as the prior company, the Department will assign the new 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). e.g., Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, 70 FR 50299 (August 26, 2005), unchanged in final. 12 See e.g., Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China, 79 FR 48117, 48118 (August 15, 2014), unchanged in Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 79 FR 58740 (September 30, 2014). 13 Id. company the cash deposit rate of its predecessor.14 In their September 8, 2016, CCR Requests, Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong provided evidence for the Department to determine preliminarily their status as successorsin-interest to SolarOne Hong Kong for purposes of the AD order on solar products from the PRC and SolarOne Qidong for purposes of the AD orders on solar products and solar cells from the PRC, respectively. Specifically, Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong demonstrated that their operations are essentially the same as when they operated under the names SolarOne Hong Kong and SolarOne Qidong, respectively.15 In February 2015, Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. acquired 100 percent of the outstanding shares of another company named Q CELLS. Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. is the parent entity of SolarOne Hong Kong and SolarOne Qidong. In connection with the transaction, the name of Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. was changed to Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., SolarOne Hong Kong assumed the name Q CELLS Hong Kong, and SolarOne Qidong assumed the name Q CELLS Qidong. Other than the name changes, there were no significant changes to ownership, management, or operations of the companies.16 Q CELLS Hong Kong does not have production facilities; rather it purchased solar modules from Q CELLS Qidong. This was also the case when Q CELLS Hong Kong operated under the name SolarOne Hong Kong and purchased solar modules from SolarOne Qidong. Q CELLS Qidong has maintained the same production facilities that were previously under the name of its predecessor company, SolarOne Qidong.17 Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong also provided documentation showing that there have been no material changes in supplier relationships, or their customer bases as a result of the name changes.18 Based on the foregoing, which is explained in greater detail in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, the Department preliminarily determines that Q CELLS 10 See asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 11 See, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Mar 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 14 See Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review: Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan, 69 FR 67890 (November 22, 2004) citing, Brass Sheet and Strip from Canada: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 57 FR 20460 (May 13, 1992); and, Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Taiwan: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstance Review, 70 FR 17063 (April 4, 2005). 15 See generally, CCR Request. 16 Id. 17 Id. 18 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hong Kong is the successor-in-interest to SolarOne Hong Kong for purposes of the AD order on solar products from the PRC, and that Q CELLS Qidong is the successor-in-interest to SolarOne Qidong for purposes of the AD orders on solar cells and solar products from the PRC. Should our final results of review remain the same as these preliminary results of review, effective the date of publication of the final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of entries of solar products exported by Q CELLS Hong Kong at the AD cash-deposit rate applicable to SolarOne Hong Kong, and to suspend liquidation of entries of solar products and solar cells exported by Q CELLS Qidong at the AD cash-deposit rates applicable to SolarOne Qidong.19 Public Comment Interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 14 days after the date of publication of this notice.20 Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be filed not later than seven days after the due date for case briefs.21 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in these CCRs are requested to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issues filed in the solar products and solar cells proceedings and (2) a brief summary of the arguments filed in the solar products and solar cells proceedings with electronic versions included. Any interested party may request a hearing within 14 days of publication of 19 SolarOne Hong Kong and SolarOne Qidong’s separate rates in both orders are combination rates. In the solar products antidumping duty proceeding, SolarOne Hong Kong’s separate rate is classified under case number A–570–010–017, where SolarOne Hong Kong is identified as the exporter and SolarOne Qidong is identified as the manufacturer. In the same proceeding, SolarOne Qidong has a separate rate classified under case number A–570–010–016, where SolarOne Qidong is identified as the exporter and manufacturer. In the solar cells proceeding, SolarOne Hong Kong does not have a separate rate and SolarOne Qidong has a separate rate, classified under case number A– 570–979–014, where SolarOne Qidong is identified as the exporter and manufacturer. If the Department maintains its preliminary findings in the final results of these CCRs, in updating these combination rates, we intend to revise both the names of the exporters and manufacturer consistent with our preliminary finding that Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong are the successors-ininterest to SolarOne Hong Kong and SolarOne Qidong, respectively. 20 The Department is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) to alter the time limit for the filing of case briefs. 21 The Department is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1) to alter the time limit for the filing of rebuttal briefs. E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 42 / Monday, March 6, 2017 / Notices this notice.22 Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations at the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 in a room to be determined.23 All submissions, with limited exceptions, must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’).24 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (‘‘ET’’) on the due date. Documents excepted from the electronic submission requirements must be filed manually (i.e., in paper form) with the APO/ Dockets Unit in Room 18022 and stamped with the date and time of receipt by 5 p.m. ET on the due date.25 Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we intend to issue the final results of these CCRs no later than 270 days after the date on which these reviews were initiated or within 45 days if all parties agree to the outcome of the reviews. We are issuing and publishing this initiation and preliminary results notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: February 24, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–04265 Filed 3–3–17; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 22 The Department is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 351.310(c) to alter the time limit for requesting a hearing. 23 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 24 ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. 25 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Mar 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–815] Gray Portland Cement and Cement Clinker From Japan: Final Results of Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has conducted an expedited (120-day) fourth sunset review of the antidumping duty order on gray portland cement and cement clinker (cement and clinker) from Japan. As a result of this fourth sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: March 6, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Brings, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3927. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 1, 2016, the Department published a notice of initiation of the fourth sunset review of the antidumping duty order on cement and clinker from Japan.1 On November 16, 2016, the Department received a Notice of Intent to Participate in this review from the Committee for Fairly Traded Japanese Cement (Petitioners) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).2 Petitioners claimed interested-party status under section 771(9)(E) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), as a trade or business association, a majority of whose members manufacture, produce or wholesale a domestic like product in the United States. We received a complete substantive response from Petitioners within the 30day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).3 We received no 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 81 FR 75808 (November 1, 2016). 2 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners, re: ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Gray Portland Cement and Cement Clinker from Japan: The Domestic Industry’s Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset Review,’’ dated November 16, 2016. 3 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners, re: ‘‘Fourth Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12561 responses from respondent interested parties. As a result, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the order, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are cement and cement clinker from Japan. Cement is a hydraulic cement and the primary component of concrete. Cement clinker, an intermediate material produced when manufacturing cement, has no use other than grinding into finished cement. Microfine cement was specifically excluded from the antidumping duty order. Cement is currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) item number 2523.29 and cement clinker is currently classifiable under HTS item number 2523.10. Cement has also been entered under HTS item number 2523.90 as ‘‘other hydraulic cements.’’ The HTS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive as to the scope of the product covered by the order.4 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the order were revoked, are addressed in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 The Issues and 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 http://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 Issues and of The Antidumping Duty Order on Gray Portland Cement and Cement Clinker from Japan/The Domestic Industry’s Substantive Response to the Notice of Initiation,’’ dated December 1, 2016. 4 The Department has made two scope rulings regarding subject merchandise. See Scope Rulings, 57 FR 19602 (May 7, 1992) (classes G and H of oil well cement are within the scope of the order), and Scope Rulings, 58 FR 27542 (May 10, 1993) (‘‘Nittetsu Super Fine’’ cement is not within the scope of the order). 5 See Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from James Maeder, Senior Director, Office I, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Gray Portland Cement and Clinker from Japan,’’ dated concurrently and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-979, A-570-010]


Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances 
Reviews: Antidumping Duty Orders on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic 
Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's 
Republic of China and Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Crystalline 
Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is 
simultaneously initiating and issuing the preliminary results of 
changed circumstances reviews (``CCRs'') of the antidumping duty 
(``AD'') orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or 
not assembled into modules, (``solar cells'') from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC'') and certain crystalline silicon 
photovoltaic products (``solar products'') from the PRC. The Department 
initiated these CCRs to determine whether Hanwha Q CELLS (Qidong) Co. 
Ltd. (``Q CELLS Qidong'') is the successor-in-interest to Hanwha 
SolarOne (Qidong) Co., Ltd. (``SolarOne Qidong'') with respect to the 
AD orders on solar cells and solar products from the PRC and to 
determine whether Hanwha Q CELLS Hong Kong Limited (``Q CELLS Hong 
Kong'') is the successor-in-interest to SolarOne Hong Kong Limited 
(``SolarOne Hong Kong'') with respect to the AD order on solar products 
from the PRC. For the reasons noted below, we did not initiate the 
requested CCR to determine whether Q CELLS Hong Kong is the successor-
in-interest to SolarOne Hong Kong with respect to the AD order on solar 
cells from the PRC. Based on the information on the record, we 
preliminarily determine that Q CELLS Qidong is the successor-in-
interest to SolarOne Qidong for purposes of the AD orders on solar 
cells and solar products from the PRC and that Q CELLS Hong Kong is the 
successor-in-interest to SolarOne Hong Kong for purposes of the AD 
order on solar products from the PRC. As such, Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q 
CELLS Qidong are entitled to SolarOne Hong Kong and SolarOne Qidong's 
cash deposit rates, respectively, with respect to U.S. entries of 
merchandise subject to the orders noted above. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on these preliminary results.

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DATES: Effective March 6, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eli Lovely, 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) 482-1593.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On December 7, 2012, the Department published the AD order on solar 
cells from the PRC in the Federal Register.\1\ On February 18, 2015, 
the Department published the AD order on solar products from the PRC in 
the Federal Register.\2\ On September 8, 2016, the Department received 
a request on behalf of Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong for 
expedited CCRs to establish Q CELLS Hong Kong as the successor-in-
interest to SolarOne Hong Kong and to establish Q CELLS Qidong as the 
successor-in-interest to SolarOne Qidong for purposes of the of the AD 
orders on solar cells and solar products from the PRC.\3\ On October 
11, 2016, SolarWorld Americas, Inc. (``Petitioner'') submitted comments 
on Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong's CCR request.\4\
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    \1\ See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Assembled Into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and 
Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018 (December 7, 2012)(``Solar Cells 
Order'').
    \2\ See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from 
the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order; and Amended 
Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 8592 (February 18, 2015)(``Solar 
Products Order'').
    \3\ See Letter from Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong to the 
Department regarding, ``Changed Circumstances Review Request'' 
(September 8, 2016) (``CCR Request'').
    \4\ See Letter from SolarWorld Americas, Inc. to the Department 
regarding, ``Comments on Hanwha Q Cells Hong Kong Limited and Hanwha 
Q CELLS (Qidong) Co., Ltd.'s Request for a Changed Circumstances 
Review'' (October 12, 2016) (``Petitioner's Comments'').
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Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by the Solar Cells Order is crystalline 
silicon photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates, and panels, 
consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not 
partially or fully assembled into other products, including, but not 
limited to, modules, laminates, panels, and building integrated 
materials.\5\ Imports of the merchandise subject to the Solar Cells 
Order are currently classified under the following subheadings of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''): 
8501.61.0000, 8507.20.80, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, and 8501.31.8000.
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    \5\ For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see 
Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, from James Maeder, Senior Director, 
Office I, for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
``Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances 
Reviews: Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Assembled Into Modules, from the People's Republic of China and 
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People's 
Republic of China,'' (``Preliminary Decision Memorandum'') dated 
concurrently with, and adopted by, this notice.
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    The merchandise covered by the Solar Products Order is modules, 
laminates and/or panels consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic 
cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, 
including building integrated materials. Subject merchandise includes 
modules, laminates and/or panels assembled in the PRC consisting of 
crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells produced in a customs territory 
other than the PRC.\6\ Imports of the merchandise subject to the Solar 
Products Order are currently classified under the following subheadings 
of the HTSUS: 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 
8507.20.8090, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030 and 8501.31.8000. These HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the 
written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. For 
the full scopes of these orders, see the accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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    \6\ Id.
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Initiation of Changed Circumstances Reviews

    Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act'') and 19 CFR 351.216(d), 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 changed circumstances 
reviews to consider the applicability of cash deposit rates after there 
have been changes in the name or structure of a respondent, such as a 
merger or spinoff (``successor-in-interest,'' or ``successorship,'' 
determinations).\7\
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    \7\ See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Assembled Into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 81 FR 91909 (December 19, 
2016).
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    While Q CELLS Hong Kong requested a CCR with respect to the solar 
cells proceeding in order to receive SolarOne Hong Kong's AD cash 
deposit rate, SolarOne Hong Kong did not receive its own cash deposit 
rate in the solar cells proceeding but was treated as part of the PRC-
wide entity. Therefore, entries of its subject merchandise into the 
United States receive the PRC-wide entity cash deposit rate.\8\ 
Accordingly, for purposes of the Solar Cells Order, there is no 
separate rate for which Q CELLS Hong Kong could be eligible, thus, we 
have not initiated the requested review of Q CELLS Hong Kong with 
respect to the Solar Cells Order.
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    \8\ See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Assembled Into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
Postponement of Final Determination and Affirmative Preliminary 
Determination of Critical Circumstances, 77 FR 31309 (May 25, 2012), 
unchanged in Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Assembled into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Affirmative 
Final Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 77 FR 63791 
(October 17, 2012). In subsequent reviews, SolarOne Hong Kong did 
not receive a separate rate. See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic 
Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2012-2013, 80 FR 
40998 (July 14, 2015), and Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, 
Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Final Determination of No Shipments; 2013-2014, 81 FR 39905 (June 
20, 2016).
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    However, consistent with Department practice, the information 
submitted by Q CELLS Hong Kong with respect to the solar products 
proceeding and the information submitted by Q CELLS Qidong with respect 
to the solar cells and solar products proceedings, which includes 
information regarding a name change, demonstrates changed circumstances 
sufficient to warrant CCRs with respect to these companies and 
orders.\9\ In the case of the Solar Products Order, the CCR requests 
were filed less than 24 months after the date of publication of the 
notice of final determination in the solar products investigation. 
However, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.216(c), the Department finds that good 
cause exists to initiate these CCRs. In particular, we find that Q 
CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong have properly alleged and 
demonstrated good cause for initiating early CCRs in the case of solar 
products, along with the initiation with respect to Q CELLS Qidong in 
the case of solar cells, on the grounds of fairness and ease of 
administration.
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.216(d).
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.216(d), the Department is initiating CCRs to determine whether 
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to SolarOne Hong Kong for purposes of the AD order on solar products 
from the PRC, and to determine whether Q CELLS Qidong is the successor-
in-interest to SolarOne Qidong for purposes of the AD orders on solar 
cells and solar products from the PRC.

Preliminary Determination

    When it concludes that expedited action is warranted, the 
Department may combine the notice of initiation of the CCR and the 
preliminary results of the CCR in a single notice.\10\ The Department 
has combined the notice of initiation and the notice of preliminary 
results in successor-in-interest CCRs when sufficient documentation has 
been provided supporting the request for a CCR.\11\ In this instance, 
we have on the record the information necessary to make a preliminary 
finding with respect to Q CELLS Hong Kong and the Solar Products Order 
and Q CELLS Qidong and the Solar Cells and Solar Products Orders. Thus, 
we find that expedited action is warranted with respect to the CCR 
Requests regarding these companies and orders, and we are combining the 
notice of initiation and the notice of preliminary results in one 
notice, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii).
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii).
    \11\ See, e.g., Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood 
Lumber Products from Canada, 70 FR 50299 (August 26, 2005), 
unchanged in final.
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    In determining whether one company is the successor to another for 
purposes of AD cash deposits, the Department examines a number of 
factors including, but not limited to, changes in: (1) Management; (2) 
production facilities; (3) suppliers; and (4) customer base.\12\ While 
no one, or several, of these factors will necessarily provide a 
dispositive indication of succession, the Department will generally 
consider one company to be the successor to another company if its 
resulting operation is essentially the same as that of its 
predecessor.\13\ Thus, if the evidence demonstrates that, with respect 
to the production and sale of subject merchandise, the new company 
operates as essentially the same business entity as the prior company, 
the Department will assign the new company the cash deposit rate of its 
predecessor.\14\
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    \12\ See e.g., Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping 
Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring from 
the People's Republic of China, 79 FR 48117, 48118 (August 15, 
2014), unchanged in Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 79 
FR 58740 (September 30, 2014).
    \13\ Id.
    \14\ See Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances 
Review: Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan, 69 FR 67890 (November 22, 
2004) citing, Brass Sheet and Strip from Canada: Notice of Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 57 FR 20460 (May 
13, 1992); and, Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes 
from Taiwan: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstance 
Review, 70 FR 17063 (April 4, 2005).
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    In their September 8, 2016, CCR Requests, Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q 
CELLS Qidong provided evidence for the Department to determine 
preliminarily their status as successors-in-interest to SolarOne Hong 
Kong for purposes of the AD order on solar products from the PRC and 
SolarOne Qidong for purposes of the AD orders on solar products and 
solar cells from the PRC, respectively. Specifically, Q CELLS Hong Kong 
and Q CELLS Qidong demonstrated that their operations are essentially 
the same as when they operated under the names SolarOne Hong Kong and 
SolarOne Qidong, respectively.\15\
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    \15\ See generally, CCR Request.
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    In February 2015, Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. acquired 100 percent of 
the outstanding shares of another company named Q CELLS. Hanwha 
SolarOne Co., Ltd. is the parent entity of SolarOne Hong Kong and 
SolarOne Qidong. In connection with the transaction, the name of Hanwha 
SolarOne Co., Ltd. was changed to Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., SolarOne 
Hong Kong assumed the name Q CELLS Hong Kong, and SolarOne Qidong 
assumed the name Q CELLS Qidong. Other than the name changes, there 
were no significant changes to ownership, management, or operations of 
the companies.\16\ Q CELLS Hong Kong does not have production 
facilities; rather it purchased solar modules from Q CELLS Qidong. This 
was also the case when Q CELLS Hong Kong operated under the name 
SolarOne Hong Kong and purchased solar modules from SolarOne Qidong. Q 
CELLS Qidong has maintained the same production facilities that were 
previously under the name of its predecessor company, SolarOne 
Qidong.\17\ Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong also provided 
documentation showing that there have been no material changes in 
supplier relationships, or their customer bases as a result of the name 
changes.\18\ Based on the foregoing, which is explained in greater 
detail in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, the Department 
preliminarily determines that Q CELLS Hong Kong is the successor-in-
interest to SolarOne Hong Kong for purposes of the AD order on solar 
products from the PRC, and that Q CELLS Qidong is the successor-in-
interest to SolarOne Qidong for purposes of the AD orders on solar 
cells and solar products from the PRC.
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    \16\ Id.
    \17\ Id.
    \18\ Id.
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    Should our final results of review remain the same as these 
preliminary results of review, effective the date of publication of the 
final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection to suspend liquidation of entries of solar products exported 
by Q CELLS Hong Kong at the AD cash-deposit rate applicable to SolarOne 
Hong Kong, and to suspend liquidation of entries of solar products and 
solar cells exported by Q CELLS Qidong at the AD cash-deposit rates 
applicable to SolarOne Qidong.\19\
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    \19\ SolarOne Hong Kong and SolarOne Qidong's separate rates in 
both orders are combination rates. In the solar products antidumping 
duty proceeding, SolarOne Hong Kong's separate rate is classified 
under case number A-570-010-017, where SolarOne Hong Kong is 
identified as the exporter and SolarOne Qidong is identified as the 
manufacturer. In the same proceeding, SolarOne Qidong has a separate 
rate classified under case number A-570-010-016, where SolarOne 
Qidong is identified as the exporter and manufacturer. In the solar 
cells proceeding, SolarOne Hong Kong does not have a separate rate 
and SolarOne Qidong has a separate rate, classified under case 
number A-570-979-014, where SolarOne Qidong is identified as the 
exporter and manufacturer. If the Department maintains its 
preliminary findings in the final results of these CCRs, in updating 
these combination rates, we intend to revise both the names of the 
exporters and manufacturer consistent with our preliminary finding 
that Q CELLS Hong Kong and Q CELLS Qidong are the successors-in-
interest to SolarOne Hong Kong and SolarOne Qidong, respectively.
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Public Comment

    Interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 14 days 
after the date of publication of this notice.\20\ Rebuttal briefs, 
which must be limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be filed not 
later than seven days after the due date for case briefs.\21\ Parties 
who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in these CCRs are requested 
to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issues filed in 
the solar products and solar cells proceedings and (2) a brief summary 
of the arguments filed in the solar products and solar cells 
proceedings with electronic versions included.
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    \20\ The Department is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 
351.309(c)(1)(ii) to alter the time limit for the filing of case 
briefs.
    \21\ The Department is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 
351.309(d)(1) to alter the time limit for the filing of rebuttal 
briefs.
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    Any interested party may request a hearing within 14 days of 
publication of

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this notice.\22\ Hearing requests should contain the following 
information: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) 
the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be 
discussed. Oral presentations at the hearing will be limited to issues 
raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will 
be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230 in a room to be determined.\23\
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    \22\ The Department is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 
351.310(c) to alter the time limit for requesting a hearing.
    \23\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    All submissions, with limited exceptions, must be filed 
electronically using Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System 
(``ACCESS'').\24\ An electronically filed document must be received 
successfully in its entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (``ET'') on the due 
date. Documents excepted from the electronic submission requirements 
must be filed manually (i.e., in paper form) with the APO/Dockets Unit 
in Room 18022 and stamped with the date and time of receipt by 5 p.m. 
ET on the due date.\25\
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    \24\ ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and available to all parties in the Central Records 
Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building.
    \25\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order 
Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011).
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    Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we intend to issue the final 
results of these CCRs no later than 270 days after the date on which 
these reviews were initiated or within 45 days if all parties agree to 
the outcome of the reviews.
    We are issuing and publishing this initiation and preliminary 
results notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3).

    Dated: February 24, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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