Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Investigation, 29827 [2017-13792]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 125 / Friday, June 30, 2017 / Notices could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Dated: June 26, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum: 1. Summary 2. List of Comments 3. Background 4. Scope of the Order 5. Discussion of Comments a. Whether the Department Should Have Granted Gerdau’s Untimely Extension Request b. Whether the Department Should Apply AFA to Gerdau 6. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–13793 Filed 6–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–051] mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is postponing the deadline for issuing the final determination in the less-than-fair-value AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Jun 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 (LTFV) investigation of certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) until November 6, 2017, and is extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months. DATES: Effective June 30, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mullen or Amanda Brings, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5260 or (202) 482–3927, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 8, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a LTFV investigation of imports of hardwood plywood from the PRC.1 The period of investigation is April 1, 2016, through September 30, 2016. On June 23, 2017, the Department published its Preliminary Determination in this LTFV investigation of hardwood plywood from the PRC.2 Postponement of Final Determination Section 735(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2) provide that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the exporters or producers who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the petitioners. Further, 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that such postponement requests by exporters be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a fourmonth period to a period of not more than six months, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act. On June 14, 2017, Linyi Chengen Import And Export Co., Ltd. and Shandong Dongfang Bayley Wood Co., Ltd., the mandatory respondents in this 1 See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of LessThan-Fair-Value Investigation, 81 FR 91125 (December 16, 2016). 2 See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 82 FR 28629 (June 23, 2017) (Preliminary Determination). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29827 investigation, requested that the Department fully extend the deadline for the final determination, and extend the application of the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months.3 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination was affirmative; (2) the request was made by the exporters and producers who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, the Department is postponing the final determination until no later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination, and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months. Accordingly, the Department will issue its final determination no later than November 6, 2017.4 This notice is issued and published pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(g). Dated: June 26, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–13792 Filed 6–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–810, A–583–815 Welded ASTM A–312 Stainless Steel Pipe From South Korea and Taiwan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of the Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC) have determined that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on AGENCY: 3 See Letter from Linyi Chengen Import And Export Co., Ltd. and Shandong Dongfang Bayley Wood Co., Ltd., ‘‘Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Extension of Final Determination,’’ dated June 14, 2017. 4 Postponing the final determination to 135 days after the publication of the Preliminary Determination would place the deadline on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The Department’s practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-051]


Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of 
China: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value Investigation

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is postponing the 
deadline for issuing the final determination in the less-than-fair-
value (LTFV) investigation of certain hardwood plywood products 
(hardwood plywood) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) until 
November 6, 2017, and is extending the provisional measures from a 
four-month period to a period of not more than six months.

DATES: Effective June 30, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mullen or Amanda Brings, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5260 or (202) 482-3927, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On December 8, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated a LTFV investigation of imports of hardwood plywood from the 
PRC.\1\ The period of investigation is April 1, 2016, through September 
30, 2016. On June 23, 2017, the Department published its Preliminary 
Determination in this LTFV investigation of hardwood plywood from the 
PRC.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's 
Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 
81 FR 91125 (December 16, 2016).
    \2\ See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of 
Critical Circumstances, in Part, 82 FR 28629 (June 23, 2017) 
(Preliminary Determination).
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Postponement of Final Determination

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2) provide that a final determination may be 
postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement 
is made by the exporters or producers who account for a significant 
proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a 
negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is 
made by the petitioners. Further, 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that 
such postponement requests by exporters be accompanied by a request for 
extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to a period 
of not more than six months, in accordance with section 733(d) of the 
Act.
    On June 14, 2017, Linyi Chengen Import And Export Co., Ltd. and 
Shandong Dongfang Bayley Wood Co., Ltd., the mandatory respondents in 
this investigation, requested that the Department fully extend the 
deadline for the final determination, and extend the application of the 
provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more 
than six months.\3\
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    \3\ See Letter from Linyi Chengen Import And Export Co., Ltd. 
and Shandong Dongfang Bayley Wood Co., Ltd., ``Hardwood Plywood 
Products from the People's Republic of China: Request for Extension 
of Final Determination,'' dated June 14, 2017.
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    In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination was 
affirmative; (2) the request was made by the exporters and producers 
who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject 
merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, the 
Department is postponing the final determination until no later than 
135 days after the date of the publication of the Preliminary 
Determination, and extending the provisional measures from a four-month 
period to a period of not more than six months. Accordingly, the 
Department will issue its final determination no later than November 6, 
2017.\4\
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    \4\ Postponing the final determination to 135 days after the 
publication of the Preliminary Determination would place the 
deadline on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The Department's practice 
dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal 
holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See 
Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next Business Day'' Rule 
for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff 
Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).
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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(g).

    Dated: June 26, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-13792 Filed 6-29-17; 8:45 am]
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