Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2016, 12793-12796 [2017-04420]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices adjusted cash deposit rate may be found in the Preliminary Determination section above. Should provisional measures in the companion CVD investigation expire prior to the expiration of provisional measures in this LTFV investigation, the Department will direct CBP to begin collecting estimated antidumping duty cash deposits unadjusted for countervailed export subsidies at the time that the provisional CVD measures expire. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. 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. Disclosure The Department intends to disclose its calculations and analysis performed to interested parties in this preliminary determination within five days of any 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). Section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1) provide that the Department will issue the final determination within 75 days after the date of its preliminary determination. Accordingly, the Department will make its final determination no later than 75 days after the signature date of this preliminary determination. Verification As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, the Department intends to verify the information relied upon in making its preliminary determination. International Trade Commission Notification sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the last verification report is issued in this investigation. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.7 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. 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 Determination Margin Calculation for Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S.,’’ dated concurrently with this Notice; See also Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation of Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Determination Calculation for the ‘All Others’ Rate,’’ dated concurrently with this Notice. 7 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 Final Determination In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, the Department will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary determination. If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after the final determination whether these imports are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: February 28, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Scope of the Investigation The merchandise subject to this investigation is steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form (rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade or lack thereof. Subject merchandise includes deformed steel wire with bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and which has been subjected to an elongation test. The subject merchandise includes rebar that has been further processed in the subject country or a third country, including but not limited to cutting, grinding, galvanizing, painting, coating, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the Frm 00012 investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the rebar. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., nondeformed or smooth rebar). Also excluded from the scope is deformed steel wire meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and without being subject to an elongation test. The subject merchandise is classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) primarily under item numbers 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010. The subject merchandise may also enter under other HTSUS numbers including 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7221.00.0017, 7221.00.0018, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, 7222.11.0001, 7222.11.0057, 7222.11.0059, 7222.30.0001, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6030, 7227.90.6035, 7227.90.6040, 7228.20.1000, and 7228.60.6000. HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope remains dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Scope of the Investigation V. Discussion of the Methodology A. Determination of the Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis VI. Date of Sale VII. Product Comparisons VIII. Export Price and Constructed Export Price IX. Normal Value A. Home Market Viability B. Level of Trade C. Cost of Production (COP) Analysis 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test D. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison Market Price X. Adjustment to Cash Deposit Rate for Export Subsidies XI. Currency Conversion XII. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2017–04416 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Appendix I PO 00000 12793 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–010] Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 12794 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (‘‘solar products’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is July 31, 2014 through January 31, 2016. The administrative review covers one mandatory respondent, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (‘‘Trina’’), which we have preliminarily determined to treat as a single entity with the additional affiliated companies identified below. The Department preliminarily finds that Trina sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (‘‘NV’’) during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective March 7, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2769. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the 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.1 Merchandise covered by the order is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 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 this investigation is dispositive. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Based on an analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 1 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China; 2014–2016’’ from James Maeder, Senior Director, Office I for Antidumping and Countervailing Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, issued concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 information, and comments provided by Shanghai JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd. (‘‘JA Solar’’), the Department preliminarily determines that JA Solar had no shipments during the POR. For additional information regarding this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Consistent with an announced refinement to its assessment practice in non-market economy (‘‘NME’’) cases, the Department is not rescinding this review, in part, but intends to complete the review with respect to the companies for which it has preliminarily found no shipments and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.2 Preliminary Affiliation and Single Entity Determination Based on record evidence, the Department preliminarily finds that the mandatory respondent Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science & Technology Co., Ltd. is affiliated with the following four companies pursuant to section 771(33)(F) of the Act: (1) Yancheng Trina Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd.; (2) Changzhou Trina Solar Yabang Energy Co., Ltd.; (3) Turpan Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd.; and (4) Hubei Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. In addition, based on the information presented in this review, we preliminarily find that these six companies should be treated as a single entity pursuant to 19 CFR 351.401(f). For additional information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum and Trina Collapsing Memorandum.3 Use of Partial Facts Available (‘‘FA’’) Section 776(a) of the Act provides that the Department shall apply FA if (1) necessary information is not on the record, or (2) an interested party or any other person (A) withholds information that has been requested, (B) fails to provide information within the deadlines established, or in the form and manner requested by the Department, subject to subsections (c)(1) and (e) of section 782 of the Act, (C) significantly impedes a proceeding, or (D) provides information that cannot be verified as provided by section 782(i) of the Act. Trina was unable to obtain FOPs from tollers of two inputs. Because this information is necessary 2 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694–95 (October 24, 2011) and the ‘‘Assessment Rates’’ section, below. 3 See the December 18, 2015 Memoranda from Jeff Pedersen to Abdelali Elouaradia concerning ‘‘Affiliation and Single Entity Status’’ (‘‘Trina Collapsing Memorandum’’). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and not available on the record, the Department is applying FA with respect to the FOPs in accordance with section 776(a)(1) of the Act. Separate Rates The Department preliminarily determines that information placed on the record by the mandatory respondent Trina, as well as by seven other separate rate applicants, demonstrates that these companies are entitled to separate rate status. For additional information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Rate for Separate-Rate Companies Not Individually Examined The statute and the Department’s regulations do not address the establishment of a rate to be applied to respondents not selected for individual examination when the Department limits its examination in an administrative review pursuant to section 777A(c)(2)(B) of the Act. Generally, the Department looks to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in an investigation, for guidance when calculating the rate for respondents which we did not individually examine in an administrative review. Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act articulates a preference that we not calculate an allothers rate using rates which are zero, de minimis or based entirely on facts available. Accordingly, the Department’s practice has been to average the weighted-average dumping margins for the examined companies, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available.4 In these preliminary results, the Department has calculated a rate for the sole mandatory respondent, Trina that is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available. Accordingly, we assigned the weighted-average dumping margin for Trina to the nonindividually examined companies to which we granted separate rates status. The separate rate companies are listed in the ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review’’ section of this notice. For additional information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Act. The 4 See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews and Rescission of Reviews in Part, 73 FR 52823, 52824 (September 11, 2008), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 16. E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 12795 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices Department calculated constructed export prices in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Given that the PRC is a NME country, within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, the Department calculated NV in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying the preliminary results of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public 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 is available 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 found 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 POR: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science and Technology Co., Ltd./Yancheng Trina Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd./Changzhou Trina Solar Yabang Energy Co., Ltd./Turpan Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./Hubei Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................................................................... BYD (Shangluo) Industrial Co., Ltd ..................................................................................................................................................... Chint Solar (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................................ Hefei JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................................... Perlight Solar Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................................................... Shenzhen Sungold Solar Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................................... Sunny Apex Development Ltd ............................................................................................................................................................. Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................................. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment The Department intends to disclose to parties the calculations performed for these preliminary results of review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review.5 Rebuttal briefs may be filed no later than five days after case briefs are due and may respond only to arguments raised in the case briefs.6 A table of contents, list of authorities used, and an executive summary of issues should accompany any briefs submitted to the Department. The summary should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes.7 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing 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.8 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants in the hearing, and a list of the issues to be discussed at the hearing. Oral arguments at the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department 5 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d). 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2). 8 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 6 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a date and time to be determined.9 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date of the hearing. All submissions, with limited exceptions, must be filed electronically using ACCESS.10 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, ACCESS, 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.11 Unless otherwise extended, the Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. 9 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). generally 19 CFR 351.303. 11 See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements); Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). 10 See PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14.70 14.70 14.70 14.70 14.70 14.70 14.70 14.70 Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results of this review, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.12 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. For each individually examined respondent in this review whose weighted-average dumping margin in the final results of review is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent), the Department intends to calculate importer-specific assessment rates, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).13 Where the respondent reported reliable entered values, the Department intends to calculate importer-specific ad valorem assessment rates by aggregating the amount of dumping calculated for all U.S. sales to the importer and dividing this amount by the total entered value of the sales to the importer.14 Where the importer did not report entered values, the Department calculates an importerspecific assessment rates by dividing the amount of dumping for reviewed sales to the importer- by the total sales quantity associated with those 12 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) (‘‘Final Modification’’). 14 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 13 See E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 12796 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices transactions. In addition, the Department will calculate an estimated ad valorem importer-specific assessment rate to determine whether this rate is de minimis, however, the Department will direct CBP to assess importer-specific assessment rates based on the resulting per-unit rates.15 Where an importer-specific ad valorem assessment rate is not zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation. Where either the respondent’s weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific ad valorem assessment rate is zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.16 Pursuant to Departmental practice, for entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales database submitted by an exporter individually examined during this review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the rate for the PRC-wide entity.17 Because no party requested a review of the PRC-wide entity, the entity is not under review and the entity’s rate (i.e., 165.04 percent) is not subject to change.18 Additionally, if the Department determines that an exporter under review had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter’s CBP case number will be liquidated at the rate for the PRC-wide entity. In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, the final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated antidumping duties, where applicable. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit for antidumping duties equal to the weighted-average amount by which the normal value exceeds U.S. price. The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication 15 Id. 16 See Final Modification, 77 FR at 8103. Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011), for a full discussion of this practice. 18 See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 79 FR 76970 (December 23, 2014). 17 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 date of this notice, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters listed above, the cash deposit rate will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent), then the cash deposit rate will be zero for that exporter); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for the PRC-wide entity (i.e., 165.04 percent) 19 and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise that 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 and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties and/or countervailing duties has occurred, and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties and/or increase the amount of antidumping duties by the amount of the countervailing duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: February 28, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Period of Review 4. Extension of Preliminary Results 5. Scope of the Order 19 See PO 00000 Final Determination at 76973. Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments 7. Selection of Respondents 8. Single Entity Treatment 9. Discussion of the Methodology a. Non-Market Economy Country b. Separate Rates c. Rate for Non-Examined, Separate Rate Respondents d. Application of Facts Available e. Surrogate Country Selection f. Date of Sale g. Fair Value Comparisons h. U.S. Price i. Normal Value j. Adjustments for Countervailable Subsidies k. Currency Conversion 10. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–04420 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–876] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Japan: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Japan is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. The estimated dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective March 7, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Lindgren, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on October 18, 2016.1 For a complete 1 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Japan, Taiwan and the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 43 (Tuesday, March 7, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-010]


Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 
2014-2016

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


[[Page 12794]]


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting 
an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on crystalline 
silicon photovoltaic products (``solar products'') from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is July 31, 
2014 through January 31, 2016. The administrative review covers one 
mandatory respondent, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./Trina 
Solar (Changzhou) Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (``Trina''), which we 
have preliminarily determined to treat as a single entity with the 
additional affiliated companies identified below. The Department 
preliminarily finds that Trina sold subject merchandise in the United 
States at prices below normal value (``NV'') during the POR. Interested 
parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective March 7, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2769.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the 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.\1\ Merchandise covered by the order is 
currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTSUS) under subheadings 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 this 
investigation is dispositive.
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    \1\ For a complete description of the scope of the order, see 
``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review: Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic 
Products from the People's Republic of China; 2014-2016'' from James 
Maeder, Senior Director, Office I for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, issued concurrently with and hereby 
adopted by this notice (``Preliminary Decision Memorandum'').
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Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Based on an analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(``CBP'') information, and comments provided by Shanghai JA Solar 
Technology Co., Ltd. (``JA Solar''), the Department preliminarily 
determines that JA Solar had no shipments during the POR. For 
additional information regarding this determination, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    Consistent with an announced refinement to its assessment practice 
in non-market economy (``NME'') cases, the Department is not rescinding 
this review, in part, but intends to complete the review with respect 
to the companies for which it has preliminarily found no shipments and 
issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the 
review.\2\
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    \2\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694-95 (October 24, 2011) and 
the ``Assessment Rates'' section, below.
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Preliminary Affiliation and Single Entity Determination

    Based on record evidence, the Department preliminarily finds that 
the mandatory respondent Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./Trina 
Solar (Changzhou) Science & Technology Co., Ltd. is affiliated with the 
following four companies pursuant to section 771(33)(F) of the Act: (1) 
Yancheng Trina Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd.; (2) Changzhou Trina 
Solar Yabang Energy Co., Ltd.; (3) Turpan Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd.; 
and (4) Hubei Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. In addition, based on the 
information presented in this review, we preliminarily find that these 
six companies should be treated as a single entity pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.401(f). For additional information, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum and Trina Collapsing Memorandum.\3\
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    \3\ See the December 18, 2015 Memoranda from Jeff Pedersen to 
Abdelali Elouaradia concerning ``Affiliation and Single Entity 
Status'' (``Trina Collapsing Memorandum'').
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Use of Partial Facts Available (``FA'')

    Section 776(a) of the Act provides that the Department shall apply 
FA if (1) necessary information is not on the record, or (2) an 
interested party or any other person (A) withholds information that has 
been requested, (B) fails to provide information within the deadlines 
established, or in the form and manner requested by the Department, 
subject to subsections (c)(1) and (e) of section 782 of the Act, (C) 
significantly impedes a proceeding, or (D) provides information that 
cannot be verified as provided by section 782(i) of the Act. Trina was 
unable to obtain FOPs from tollers of two inputs. Because this 
information is necessary and not available on the record, the 
Department is applying FA with respect to the FOPs in accordance with 
section 776(a)(1) of the Act.

Separate Rates

    The Department preliminarily determines that information placed on 
the record by the mandatory respondent Trina, as well as by seven other 
separate rate applicants, demonstrates that these companies are 
entitled to separate rate status. For additional information, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Rate for Separate-Rate Companies Not Individually Examined

    The statute and the Department's regulations do not address the 
establishment of a rate to be applied to respondents not selected for 
individual examination when the Department limits its examination in an 
administrative review pursuant to section 777A(c)(2)(B) of the Act. 
Generally, the Department looks to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which 
provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in an 
investigation, for guidance when calculating the rate for respondents 
which we did not individually examine in an administrative review. 
Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act articulates a preference that we not 
calculate an all-others rate using rates which are zero, de minimis or 
based entirely on facts available. Accordingly, the Department's 
practice has been to average the weighted-average dumping margins for 
the examined companies, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or 
based entirely on facts available.\4\ In these preliminary results, the 
Department has calculated a rate for the sole mandatory respondent, 
Trina that is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts 
available. Accordingly, we assigned the weighted-average dumping margin 
for Trina to the non-individually examined companies to which we 
granted separate rates status. The separate rate companies are listed 
in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. For 
additional information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \4\ See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, 
Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Reviews and Rescission of Reviews in Part, 73 FR 
52823, 52824 (September 11, 2008), and accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum at Comment 16.
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance 
with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Act. The

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Department calculated constructed export prices in accordance with 
section 772 of the Act. Given that the PRC is a NME country, within the 
meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, the Department calculated NV in 
accordance with section 773(c) of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying the 
preliminary results of this review, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document 
and is made available to the public 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 is available 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 found 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 POR:

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                                                             Weighted-
                                                              average
                        Exporter                          dumping margin
                                                             (percent)
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Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./Trina Solar                 14.70
 (Changzhou) Science and Technology Co., Ltd./Yancheng
 Trina Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd./Changzhou Trina
 Solar Yabang Energy Co., Ltd./Turpan Trina Solar Energy
 Co., Ltd./Hubei Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd............
BYD (Shangluo) Industrial Co., Ltd......................           14.70
Chint Solar (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.........................           14.70
Hefei JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd......................           14.70
Perlight Solar Co., Ltd.................................           14.70
Shenzhen Sungold Solar Co., Ltd.........................           14.70
Sunny Apex Development Ltd..............................           14.70
Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd.............................           14.70
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department intends to disclose to parties the calculations 
performed for these preliminary results of review within five days of 
the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit case 
briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of these 
preliminary results of review.\5\ Rebuttal briefs may be filed no later 
than five days after case briefs are due and may respond only to 
arguments raised in the case briefs.\6\ A table of contents, list of 
authorities used, and an executive summary of issues should accompany 
any briefs submitted to the Department. The summary should be limited 
to five pages total, including footnotes.\7\
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing 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.\8\ Requests should contain the party's 
name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants in the 
hearing, and a list of the issues to be discussed at the hearing. Oral 
arguments at the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the 
briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends to 
hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a date and time to be 
determined.\9\ Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and 
location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date of the 
hearing.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    All submissions, with limited exceptions, must be filed 
electronically using ACCESS.\10\ An electronically filed document must 
be received successfully in its entirety by the Department's electronic 
records system, ACCESS, 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.\11\
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    \10\ See generally 19 CFR 351.303.
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements); 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing 
Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 
(July 6, 2011).
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    Unless otherwise extended, the Department intends to issue the 
final results of this administrative review, which will include the 
results of its analysis of issues raised in any briefs, within 120 days 
of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results of this review, the Department 
will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all 
appropriate entries covered by this review.\12\ The Department intends 
to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication 
date of the final results of this review. For each individually 
examined respondent in this review whose weighted-average dumping 
margin in the final results of review is not zero or de minimis (i.e., 
less than 0.5 percent), the Department intends to calculate importer-
specific assessment rates, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\13\ 
Where the respondent reported reliable entered values, the Department 
intends to calculate importer-specific ad valorem assessment rates by 
aggregating the amount of dumping calculated for all U.S. sales to the 
importer and dividing this amount by the total entered value of the 
sales to the importer.\14\ Where the importer did not report entered 
values, the Department calculates an importer-specific assessment rates 
by dividing the amount of dumping for reviewed sales to the importer- 
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transactions. In addition, the Department will calculate an estimated 
ad valorem importer-specific assessment rate to determine whether this 
rate is de minimis, however, the Department will direct CBP to assess 
importer-specific assessment rates based on the resulting per-unit 
rates.\15\ Where an importer-specific ad valorem assessment rate is not 
zero or de minimis, the Department will instruct CBP to collect the 
appropriate duties at the time of liquidation. Where either the 
respondent's weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or 
an importer-specific ad valorem assessment rate is zero or de minimis, 
the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries 
without regard to antidumping duties.\16\
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \13\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted 
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) 
(``Final Modification'').
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \15\ Id.
    \16\ See Final Modification, 77 FR at 8103.
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    Pursuant to Departmental practice, for entries that were not 
reported in the U.S. sales database submitted by an exporter 
individually examined during this review, the Department will instruct 
CBP to liquidate such entries at the rate for the PRC-wide entity.\17\ 
Because no party requested a review of the PRC-wide entity, the entity 
is not under review and the entity's rate (i.e., 165.04 percent) is not 
subject to change.\18\ Additionally, if the Department determines that 
an exporter under review had no shipments of the subject merchandise, 
any suspended entries that entered under that exporter's CBP case 
number will be liquidated at the rate for the PRC-wide entity.
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    \17\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011), for a full 
discussion of this practice.
    \18\ See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From 
the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, 79 FR 76970 (December 23, 2014).
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    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, the final 
results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of 
antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final 
results of this review and for future deposits of estimated antidumping 
duties, where applicable.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit for 
antidumping duties equal to the weighted-average amount by which the 
normal value exceeds U.S. price. The following cash deposit 
requirements will be effective for shipments of the subject merchandise 
from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on 
or after the publication date of this notice, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters listed above, the cash 
deposit rate will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin 
established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is 
de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent), then the cash deposit rate 
will be zero for that exporter); (2) for previously investigated or 
reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that have separate 
rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific 
rate published for the most recently completed segment of this 
proceeding; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have 
not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate 
will be the rate for the PRC-wide entity (i.e., 165.04 percent) \19\ 
and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise that 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.
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    \19\ See Final Determination at 76973.
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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 and/or countervailing 
duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. 
Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the 
Department's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties and/
or countervailing duties has occurred, and the subsequent assessment of 
double antidumping duties and/or increase the amount of antidumping 
duties by the amount of the countervailing duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 
351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: February 28, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Period of Review
4. Extension of Preliminary Results
5. Scope of the Order
6. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
7. Selection of Respondents
8. Single Entity Treatment
9. Discussion of the Methodology
    a. Non-Market Economy Country
    b. Separate Rates
    c. Rate for Non-Examined, Separate Rate Respondents
    d. Application of Facts Available
    e. Surrogate Country Selection
    f. Date of Sale
    g. Fair Value Comparisons
    h. U.S. Price
    i. Normal Value
    j. Adjustments for Countervailable Subsidies
    k. Currency Conversion
10. Recommendation

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