Certain Pasta From Italy: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015, 34481-34483 [2017-15562]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 25, 2017 / Notices being submitted 48 and, if the information is submitted to rebut, clarify, or correct factual information already on the record, to provide an explanation identifying the information already on the record that the factual information seeks to rebut, clarify, or correct.49 Time limits for the submission of factual information are addressed in 19 CFR 351.301, which provides specific time limits based on the type of factual information being submitted. Interested parties should review the regulations prior to submitting factual information in this investigation. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Extensions of Time Limits Parties may request an extension of time limits before the expiration of a time limit established under 19 CFR 351.301, or as otherwise specified by the Secretary. In general, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after the expiration of the time limit established under 19 CFR 351.301. For submissions that are due from multiple parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. ET on the due date. Under certain circumstances, we may elect to specify a different time limit by which extension requests will be considered untimely for submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously. In such a case, we will inform parties in the letter or memorandum setting forth the deadline (including a specified time) by which extension requests must be filed to be considered timely. An extension request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission; under limited circumstances we will grant untimely-filed requests for the extension of time limits. Parties should review Extension of Time Limits; Final Rule, 78 FR 57790 (September 20, 2013), available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ pkg/FR-2013-09-20/html/201322853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in this investigation. Certification Requirements Any party submitting factual information in an AD or CVD proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.50 Parties are hereby reminded that revised certification requirements are in effect for company/government officials, as well as their representatives. Investigations initiated on the basis of a petition filed on or after August 16, 2013, and other segments of any AD or 48 See 19 CFR 351.301(b). 19 CFR 351.301(b)(2). 50 See section 782(b) of the Act. 49 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Jul 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 CVD proceedings initiated on or after August 16, 2013, should use the formats for the revised certifications provided at the end of the Final Rule.51 The Department intends to reject factual submissions if the submitting party does not comply with applicable revised certification requirements. Notification to Interested Parties Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. On January 22, 2008, the Department published Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO Procedures, 73 FR 3634 (January 22, 2008). Parties wishing to participate in this investigation should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of letters of appearance as discussed in 19 CFR 351.103(d)). This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 732(c)(2) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.203(c). Dated: July 18, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation is certain tapered roller bearings. The scope covers all tapered roller bearings with a nominal outside cup diameter of eight inches and under, regardless of type of steel used to produce the bearing, whether of inch or metric size, and whether the tapered roller bearing is a thrust bearing or not. Certain tapered roller bearings include: Finished cup and cone assemblies entering as a set, finished cone assemblies entering separately, and finished parts (cups, cones, and tapered rollers). Certain tapered roller bearings are sold individually as a set (cup and cone assembly), as a cone assembly, as a finished cup, or packaged as a kit with one or several tapered roller bearings, a seal, and grease. The scope of the investigation includes finished rollers and finished cones that have not been assembled with rollers and a cage. Certain tapered roller bearings can be a single row or multiple rows (e.g., two- or four-row), and a cup can handle a single cone assembly or multiple cone assemblies. Finished cups, cones, and rollers differ from unfinished cups, cones, and rollers in that they have undergone further processing 51 See Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration during Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule); see also Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Final Rule, available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34481 after heat treatment, including, but not limited to, final machining, grinding, and/or polishing. Mere heat treatment of a cup, cone, or roller (without any further processing after heat treatment) does not render the cup, cone, or roller a finished part for the purpose of this investigation. Finished tapered roller bearing parts are understood to mean parts which, at the time of importation, are ready for assembly (if further assembly is required) and require no further finishing or fabrication, such as grinding, lathing, machining, polishing, heat treatment, etc. Finished parts may require grease, bolting, and/or pressing as part of final assembly, and the requirement that these processes be performed, subsequent to importation, does not remove an otherwise finished tapered roller bearing from the scope. Tapered roller bearings that have a nominal outer cup diameter of eight inches and under that may be used in wheel hub units, rail bearings, or other housed bearings, but entered separately, are included in the scope to the same extent as described above. All tapered roller bearings meeting the written description above, and not otherwise excluded, are included, regardless of coating. Excluded from the scope of this investigation are: (1) Unfinished parts of tapered roller bearings (cups, cones, and tapered rollers); (2) cages, whether finished or unfinished; (3) the non-tapered roller bearing components of subject kits (e.g., grease, seal); and (4) tapered roller bearing wheel hub units, rail bearings, and other housed tapered roller bearings (flange, take up cartridges, and hanger units incorporating tapered rollers). Tapered roller bearings subject to this investigation are primarily classifiable under subheadings 8482.20.0040, 8482.20.0061, 8482.20.0070, 8482.20.0081, 8482.91.0050, 8482.99.1550, and 8482.99.1580 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).52 Parts may also enter under 8482.99.4500. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–15563 Filed 7–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–475–819] Certain Pasta From Italy: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an AGENCY: 52 Prior to July 2016, products entering under 8482.20.0061 entered under 8482.20.0060, products entering under 8482.20.0081 entered under 8482.20.0080, and products entering under 8482.99.1550 entered under 8482.99.1540. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 34482 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 25, 2017 / Notices administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain pasta from Italy. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. We preliminarily find that the sole respondent under review, Liguori Pastificio dal 1820 S.p.A. (Liguori), received countervailable subsidies during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Issued July 25, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1785. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 5, 2016, the Department published a notice of an opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta from Italy.1 We received review requests from the following eight producers/exporters of the subject merchandise: (1) GR.A.M.M. S.R.L. (GR.A.M.M.); (2) La Fabbrica Della Pasta Di Gragnano S.A.S. di Antonio Moccia (La Fabbrica); (3) Liguori Pastificio dal 1820 S.p.A. (Liguori); (4) Pastificio Andalini S.p.A. (Andalini); (5) Pastificio Labor S.r.L.(Labor); (6) Pastificio Zaffiri S.r.l (Zaffiri); (7) Premiato Pastificio Afeltra S.r.l (Premiato); (8) Tesa SrL (Tesa).2 On September 12, 2016, we initiated a review of the eight producers/exporters.3 On November 7, mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 1 On July 5, 2016, we published a notice of ‘‘Opportunity to Request Administrative Review of the CVD Order. 2 See Letter from Pastificio Zaffiri S.r.l. to the Department, ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Request for Administrative Review by Pastificio Zaffiri S.r.l.,’’ (July 29, 2016); Letter from Pastificio Andalini, S.p.A., ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475– 819; Request for Administrative Review by Pastificio Andalini, S.p.A.,’’ (July 29, 2016); Letter from Premiato Pastificio Afeltra S.r.l.,’’Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Request for Administrative Review by Premiato Pastificio Afeltra S.r.l.,’’ (July 29, 2016); Letter from La Fabbrica della Pasta di Gagnano S.A.S., ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475– 819; Request for Administrative Review by La Fabbrica della Pasta di Gragnano S.A.S.; Letter from Labor S.R.L., ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Request for Administrative Review by Labor S.R.L.,’’ (July 29, 2016); Letter from GR.A.M.M. S.R.L., ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Request for Administrative Review by GR.A.M.M. S.R.L.,’’ (July 29, 2016); Letter from Liguori Pastificio dal 1820 S.p.A., ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy: Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Request,’’ (August 1, 2016); letter from Tesa SrL, ‘‘Pasta from Italy; Request for Administrative Review,’’ (August 1, 2016). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 62720 (September 12, 2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Jul 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 2016, Tesa SrL withdrew its request for review.4 On October 27, 2016, we selected Liguori and Andalini as mandatory respondents in this review.5 On December 12, 2016, Andalini, GR.A.M.M., La Fabbrica, Labor, Premiato, and Zaffiri, withdrew their requests for administrative review.6 As a result of the timely withdrawals of their requests for review, we rescinded the administrative review with respect to these seven companies.7 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is certain pasta from Italy and is currently classifiable under items 1901.90.90.95 and 1902.19.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive.8 Methodology We are conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found to be countervailable, we preliminarily find that there is a 4 See Letter from Tesa SrL to the Department, ‘‘Pasta from Italy; Withdrawal of request for Administrative Review,’’ dated November 7, 2016. 5 See Letter to James Maeder, Senior Office Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain Pasta from Italy: Respondent Selection,’’ dated October 27, 2016. 6 See Letter from Andalini to the Department, ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by Pastificio Andalini, S.p.A.,’’ dated December 12, 2016; Letter from GR.A.M.M., ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475– 819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by GR.A.M.M. Srl,’’ (December 12, 2016); Letter from Premiato, ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C– 475–819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by Premiato Pastificio Afeltra S.r.l’’ (December 12, 2016); Letter from Labor, ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by Labor Srl’’ (December 12, 2016); Letter from La Fabbrica, ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by La Fabbrica della Pasta di Gragnano S.AS.’’ (December 12, 2016); Letter from Zaffiri, ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by Pastificio Zaffiri S.r.l’’ (December 12, 2016). 7 See Certain Pasta from Italy: Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015, 82 FR 820 (January 4, 2017). 8 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Pasta from Italy,’’ from James Maeder, Senior Director performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.9 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 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 https://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of the Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated the following individual countervailable subsidy rate for the mandatory respondent, Liguori, for the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015: Producer/exporter Net subsidy rate (percent) Liguori Pastificio dal 1820 S.p.A. (Liguori) .................... 1.62 Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties in this review the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of publication of these preliminary results.10 Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) on the preliminary results no later than 30 days from the date of publication of this Federal Register notice, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.11 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the 9 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and, section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 10 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 25, 2017 / Notices argument; and (3) a table of authorities.12 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.13 Hearing requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Issues addressed at the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the date and time for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.14 The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, no later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h), unless this deadline is extended. Assessment Rates In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we have preliminarily assigned a subsidy rate to the sole producer/exporter subject to this administrative review. Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, the Department intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount shown above for Liguori on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review. For all nonreviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most recent company specific or allothers rate applicable to the company. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 12 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 13 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Jul 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 These preliminary results and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: July 18, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum: I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Partial Rescission of the Order V. Subsidies Valuation Information VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–15562 Filed 7–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers (NIST Summer Institute) and the NIST Research Experience for Teachers (NIST RET) Application Requirements National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce. ACTION: Notice, agency information collection activities. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 25, 2017. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Susan Heller-Zeisler: (301) ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34483 975–3111; Susan.Heller-Zeisler@ nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This is a request to revise and extend the expiration date of this currently approved information collection. The NIST Summer Institute and the NIST RET are competitive financial assistance (cooperative agreement) programs designed to support middle school science teachers to participate in hands-on workshops, lectures, tours, visits, or in scientific research with scientists and engineers in NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The workshops provide teachers with instructional information and ideas to use in their teaching, and emphasize the measurement science done at NIST. The Program provides a world-class opportunity for those teaching our nation’s next generation of scientists to learn more about the subjects they teach and the research in those subjects at NIST, and to offer a platform from which teachers can inspire their students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). To receive funding, nominated teachers must submit applications through their U.S. public school districts or U.S. accredited private educational institutions for potential selection to participate in the NIST Summer Institute or the NIST RET This request is for the information collection requirements associated with applying for funding. The information is used to perform the requisite reviews of the application to determine if an award should be granted. II. Method of Collection Applications may be submitted electronically via http:// www.grants.gov. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0693–0059. Form Number: NIST–1103. Type of Review: Revision and Extension of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Households and individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-475-819]


Certain Pasta From Italy: Preliminary Results of Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review; 2015

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an

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administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain 
pasta from Italy. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2015, 
through December 31, 2015. We preliminarily find that the sole 
respondent under review, Liguori Pastificio dal 1820 S.p.A. (Liguori), 
received countervailable subsidies during the POR. Interested parties 
are invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Issued July 25, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1785.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 5, 2016, the Department published a notice of an 
opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing 
duty order on certain pasta from Italy.\1\ We received review requests 
from the following eight producers/exporters of the subject 
merchandise: (1) GR.A.M.M. S.R.L. (GR.A.M.M.); (2) La Fabbrica Della 
Pasta Di Gragnano S.A.S. di Antonio Moccia (La Fabbrica); (3) Liguori 
Pastificio dal 1820 S.p.A. (Liguori); (4) Pastificio Andalini S.p.A. 
(Andalini); (5) Pastificio Labor S.r.L.(Labor); (6) Pastificio Zaffiri 
S.r.l (Zaffiri); (7) Premiato Pastificio Afeltra S.r.l (Premiato); (8) 
Tesa SrL (Tesa).\2\ On September 12, 2016, we initiated a review of the 
eight producers/exporters.\3\ On November 7, 2016, Tesa SrL withdrew 
its request for review.\4\ On October 27, 2016, we selected Liguori and 
Andalini as mandatory respondents in this review.\5\ On December 12, 
2016, Andalini, GR.A.M.M., La Fabbrica, Labor, Premiato, and Zaffiri, 
withdrew their requests for administrative review.\6\ As a result of 
the timely withdrawals of their requests for review, we rescinded the 
administrative review with respect to these seven companies.\7\
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    \1\ On July 5, 2016, we published a notice of ``Opportunity to 
Request Administrative Review of the CVD Order.
    \2\ See Letter from Pastificio Zaffiri S.r.l. to the Department, 
``Certain Pasta from Italy, C-475-819; Request for Administrative 
Review by Pastificio Zaffiri S.r.l.,'' (July 29, 2016); Letter from 
Pastificio Andalini, S.p.A., ``Certain Pasta from Italy, C-475-819; 
Request for Administrative Review by Pastificio Andalini, S.p.A.,'' 
(July 29, 2016); Letter from Premiato Pastificio Afeltra 
S.r.l.,''Certain Pasta from Italy, C-475-819; Request for 
Administrative Review by Premiato Pastificio Afeltra S.r.l.,'' (July 
29, 2016); Letter from La Fabbrica della Pasta di Gagnano S.A.S., 
``Certain Pasta from Italy, C-475-819; Request for Administrative 
Review by La Fabbrica della Pasta di Gragnano S.A.S.; Letter from 
Labor S.R.L., ``Certain Pasta from Italy, C-475-819; Request for 
Administrative Review by Labor S.R.L.,'' (July 29, 2016); Letter 
from GR.A.M.M. S.R.L., ``Certain Pasta from Italy, C-475-819; 
Request for Administrative Review by GR.A.M.M. S.R.L.,'' (July 29, 
2016); Letter from Liguori Pastificio dal 1820 S.p.A., ``Certain 
Pasta from Italy: Countervailing Duty Administrative Review 
Request,'' (August 1, 2016); letter from Tesa SrL, ``Pasta from 
Italy; Request for Administrative Review,'' (August 1, 2016).
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 62720 (September 12, 2016).
    \4\ See Letter from Tesa SrL to the Department, ``Pasta from 
Italy; Withdrawal of request for Administrative Review,'' dated 
November 7, 2016.
    \5\ See Letter to James Maeder, Senior Office Director, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office I, ``Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of 
Certain Pasta from Italy: Respondent Selection,'' dated October 27, 
2016.
    \6\ See Letter from Andalini to the Department, ``Certain Pasta 
from Italy, C-475-819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative 
Review by Pastificio Andalini, S.p.A.,'' dated December 12, 2016; 
Letter from GR.A.M.M., ``Certain Pasta from Italy, C-475-819; 
Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by GR.A.M.M. Srl,'' 
(December 12, 2016); Letter from Premiato, ``Certain Pasta from 
Italy, C-475-819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by 
Premiato Pastificio Afeltra S.r.l'' (December 12, 2016); Letter from 
Labor, ``Certain Pasta from Italy, C-475-819; Withdrawal of Request 
for Administrative Review by Labor Srl'' (December 12, 2016); Letter 
from La Fabbrica, ``Certain Pasta from Italy, C-475-819; Withdrawal 
of Request for Administrative Review by La Fabbrica della Pasta di 
Gragnano S.AS.'' (December 12, 2016); Letter from Zaffiri, ``Certain 
Pasta from Italy, C-475-819; Withdrawal of Request for 
Administrative Review by Pastificio Zaffiri S.r.l'' (December 12, 
2016).
    \7\ See Certain Pasta from Italy: Partial Rescission of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015, 82 FR 820 (January 
4, 2017).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is certain pasta from Italy 
and is currently classifiable under items 1901.90.90.95 and 1902.19.20 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). 
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the 
order is dispositive.\8\
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    \8\ For a complete description of the scope of the order, see 
``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review: Certain Pasta from Italy,'' from James 
Maeder, Senior Director performing the duties of Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive 
functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    We are conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found to be countervailable, we preliminarily 
find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial 
contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that 
the subsidy is specific.\9\ For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 
The Preliminary 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 https://access.trade.gov and 
in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \9\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and, section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Preliminary Results of the Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated the 
following individual countervailable subsidy rate for the mandatory 
respondent, Liguori, for the period January 1, 2015 through December 
31, 2015:

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                                                            Net subsidy
                    Producer/exporter                     rate (percent)
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Liguori Pastificio dal 1820 S.p.A. (Liguori)............           1.62
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose to parties in this review the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of 
publication of these preliminary results.\10\ Interested parties may 
submit written comments (case briefs) on the preliminary results no 
later than 30 days from the date of publication of this Federal 
Register notice, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five 
days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\11\ Pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in 
the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit 
with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of 
the

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argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\12\
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1).
    \12\ 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via 
ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice.\13\ Hearing requests should contain: (1) 
The party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Issues 
addressed at the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs. 
If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the 
date and time for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.\14\ The 
Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by 
the parties in their comments, no later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.213(h), unless this deadline is extended.
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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Assessment Rates

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we have preliminarily 
assigned a subsidy rate to the sole producer/exporter subject to this 
administrative review. Upon issuance of the final results, the 
Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered 
by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, the Department 
intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated 
countervailing duties in the amount shown above for Liguori on 
shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final 
results of this administrative review. For all non-reviewed firms, we 
will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most 
recent company specific or all-others rate applicable to the company. 
These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect 
until further notice.
    These preliminary results and notice are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: July 18, 2017.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

    List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum:

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Partial Rescission of the Order
V. Subsidies Valuation Information
VI. Analysis of Programs
VII. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2017-15562 Filed 7-24-17; 8:45 am]
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