Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2014, 40554-40556 [2017-18045]

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[FR Doc. 2017–18008 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–TL–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–913] Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending the final results of the countervailing duty administrative review of certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to correct certain ministerial errors. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. DATES: Applicable August 25, 2017. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 40555 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Notices Scope of the Order FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chien-Min Yang or Jack Zhao, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–5484 and 202–482–1396, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES In accordance with sections 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), on April 18, 2017, the Department published its final results in the countervailing duty administrative review of certain new phenumatic offthe-road tires from the PRC.1 Titan Tire Corporation (Titan) and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO–CLC (the USW) (collectively, the petitioners) and Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co. Ltd. (Xuzhou Xugong) timely alleged ministerial errors on April 21 and 24, 2017.2 Xuzhou Xugong, the petitioners, and Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd. (Guizhou Tyre) timely filed rebuttal comments on April 26 and 28, 2017.3 1 See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014, 82 FR 18285 (April 18, 2017) (Final Results) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (Final Results IDM). 2 See Xuzhou Xugong’s letter to the Department, ‘‘Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd., (‘‘Xugong’’): Allegation of Ministerial Error for the Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China,’’ April 21, 2017, (Xuzhou Xugong’s Ministerial Error Allegation); the petitioners’ letter to the Department, ‘‘Seventh Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China—Titan and USW’s Ministerial Error Comments,’’ April 24, 2017 (Petitioners’ Ministerial Error Allegation). 3 See the petitioners’ letter to the Department, ‘‘Seventh Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China—Titan and USW’s Reply to Xugong’s Allegation of Ministerial Error,’’ April 26, 2017 (Petitioners’ Rebuttal Comment); Xuzhou Xugong’s letter to the Department, ‘‘Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd., (‘‘Xugong’’): Rebuttal to Petitioners’ Allegation of Ministerial Error for the Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China,’’ April 26, 2017, (Xuzhou Xugong’s Rebuttal Comment); Guizhou Tyre’s letter to the Department, ‘‘GTC Rebuttal Comments on Petitioners’ Ministerial Error Comments (re-file per ACCESS): Seventh Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China (C–570–913),’’ April 28, 2017 (Guizhou Tyre’s Rebuttal Comment). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 The products covered by the scope are new pneumatic tires designed for offthe-road (OTR) and off-highway use. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4011.20.10.25, 4011.20.10.35, 4011.20.50.30, 4011.20.50.50, 4011.70.0010, 4011.62.00.00, 4011.80.1020, 4011.90.10, 4011.70.0050, 4011.80.1010, 4011.80.1020, 4011.80.2010, 4011.80.2020, 4011.80.8010, and 4011.80.8020. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope, which is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying the Final Results, is dispositive.4 revised net subsidy rates are provided below. Amended Final Results As a result of correcting the ministerial errors, we determine that Guizhou Tyre’s, Xuzhou Xugong’s and the non-selected companies’ total net countervailable subsidy rates for the period January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014, are as follows: Manufacturer/exporter Subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd. and/ or Guizhou Tyre Import and Export Co., Ltd. .......... Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co. Ltd. .................................... Non Selected Companies 9 .. 37.57 57.13 47.35 Ministerial Errors Assessment Rates/Cash Deposits Section 751(h) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.224(f) define a ‘‘ministerial error’’ as an error ‘‘in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional error which the Secretary considers ministerial.’’ The Department finds that one of the ministerial errors alleged by the petitioners constitutes a ministerial error within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224(f).5 Specifically, we made a ministerial error with regard to the selection of a synthetic rubber benchmark for the calculation of the provison of synthetic rubber at less than adequate remuneration for Guizhou Tyre and Xuzhou Xugong. For a complete discussion of these alleged errors, see the Response to Ministerial Error Allegations.6 In accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending the Final Results.7 Specifically, we are amending the net subsidy rates for Guizhou Tyre, Xuzhou Xugong, and the 44 companies for which a review was requested that were not selected as mandatory respondents (the non-selected companies).8 The The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after the date of publication of these amended final results of review, to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise produced and/or exported by the respondent listed above entered, or withdrawn from, warehouses for consumption on or after January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. On May 10, 12, and 23, 2017, the U.S. Court of International Trade preliminarily enjoined liquidation of certain entries that are subject to the Final Results.10 Accordingly, the Department will not instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties on those enjoined entries pending resolution of the associated litigation. The Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties, in the amount shown above for the companies listed above, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from, warehouses for consumption on or after April 18, 2017, the date of publication of the Final Results. 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, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, 4 For a full description of the scope of the order, see Final Results IDM. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Response to Ministerial Error Allegations in the Final Results’’ (Response to Ministerial Error Allegations) dated concurrently with this notice. 6 Id. 7 See Final Results, 82 FR at 18285. 8 Consistent with the Final Results, see 82 at 18286, for the non-selected respondents, we assigned to the non-selected respondents the simple average of the amended net subsidy rates calculated for Guizhou Tyre and Xuzhou Xugong. We are using a simple, rather than a weighted, average due to inconsistent units of measure in the publicly PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ranged quantity and value data provided by Guizhou Tyre and Xuzhou Xugong. 9 Appendix II of the Final Results provides a list of the non-selected companies that are assigned this rate. See Final Results, 82 at 18286–87. 10 The U.S. Court of International Trade issued the related preliminary injunctions in case numbers 17–00101, 17–00105, and 17–00117, which are now consolidated, along with case number 17–00120, under lead case 17–00101. E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 40556 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Notices shall remain in effect until further notice. 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. Disclosure We will disclose the calculations performed for these amended final results to interested parties within five business days of the date of the publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(h) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.224(e). Dated: August 21, 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. [FR Doc. 2017–18045 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–814] Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Anti-Circumvention Inquiry on the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests from Tube Forgings of America, Inc. (TFA), Mills Iron Works, Inc. (Mills), and Hackney Ladish, Inc. (Hackney), (collectively, the petitioners), the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating an anticircumvention inquiry. In this inquiry, the Department will determine whether certain imports of carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld pipe fittings) into the United States, exported from Malaysia, which were completed in sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Malaysia using finished or unfinished butt-weld pipe fittings sourced from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), are circumventing the antidumping duty order on butt-weld pipe fittings from the PRC. DATES: Applicable August 25, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Hancock at (202) 482–1394, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 6, 1992, the Department issued the Order on imports of butt-weld pipe fittings from the PRC.1 Additionally, on March 31, 1994, the Department issued the affirmative final determination finding that imports into the United States of pipe fittings that were finished in Thailand from unfinished pipe fittings produced in the PRC constituted circumvention of the Order within the meaning of section 781(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 The Department applied this finding of circumvention to all imports of buttweld pipe fittings from Thailand, regardless of manufacturer/producer, unless accompanied by a certification stating that such pipe fittings have not been produced from unfinished PRC pipe fittings.3 On May 22, 2017, the petitioners, pursuant to section 781(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225(h), submitted a properly filed request for the Department to initiate an anticircumvention inquiry to determine whether certain imports of butt-weld pipe fittings which were completed in Malaysia using finished or unfinished butt-weld pipe fittings sourced from the PRC are circumventing the Order.4 Specifically, the petitioners allege that certain imports of butt-weld pipe fittings sourced from unfinished or finished butt-weld pipe fittings from the PRC have undergone minor finishing processes, or were simply marked with ‘‘Malaysia’’ as the country of origin, in Malaysia, before export to the United 1 See Antidumping Duty Order and Amendment to the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, 57 FR 29702 (July 6, 1992) (Order). 2 See Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China; Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of Antidumping Duty Order, 59 FR 15155 (March 31, 1994) (Final Determination of Circumvention 1994). 3 Id., at 15158, 15159. 4 See Letter from the petitioners to the Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China; Request for Circumvention Ruling to Section 781(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930,’’ dated May 22, 2017 (the petitioners’ Request). PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 States. The petitioners request that the Department treat all butt-weld pipe fittings imported from Malaysia, regardless of producer or exporter, as subject merchandise under the scope of the Order and impose cash deposit requirements for estimated antidumping duties on all imports of butt-weld pipe fittings from Malaysia.5 In the alternative to an anti-circumvention inquiry, the petitioners requested that we initiate and issue a preliminary scope ruling that certain imports of buttweld pipe fittings which were completed in Malaysia using finished or unfinished butt-weld pipe fittings sourced from the PRC are covered by the scope of the Order, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.225(k).6 On May 26, 2017, we received comments objecting to the allegations made by the petitioners from Pantech Steel Industries SDN Ph.D. (Pantech).7 Also, on June 14, 2017, we received comments objecting to the allegations made by the petitioners from Solidbend Fittings & Flanges Sdn. Bhd. (Solidbend).8 On June 22, 2017, we received rebuttal comments from the petitioners regarding Solidbend’s comments.9 Additionally, on July 21, 2017, we received comments objecting to the allegations made by the petitioners from Arah Dagang Sdn Bhd (Arah Dagang).10 On August 8, 2017, we requested a list of all known producers and exporters of butt-weld pipe fittings in Malaysia from the petitioners, and on August 10, 2017, the petitioners submitted their response.11 Additionally, on August 14, 5 See the petitioners’ Request at 26–30. at 28–9. 7 See Letter from Pantech to the Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Response to Request for Anti-Circumvention Inquiry,’’ dated May 26, 2017). 8 See Letter from Solidbend, ‘‘Carbon Steel ButtWeld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China Anti-Circumvention Inquiry (Third-Country Assembly Malaysia),’’ dated June 14, 2017. 9 See Letter from the petitioners to the Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China; AntiCircumvention Inquiry (Third Country Assembly, Malaysia); Petitioners’ Response to Objections of Solidbend Fittings & Flanges,’’ dated June 22, 2017 (the petitioners’’ Objection Comments). 10 See Letter from Arah Dagang to the Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from China: Response to Request for AntiCircumvention Inquiry,’’ dated July 21, 2017. 11 See Letter from Paul Walker, Program Manager, to Tube Forgings of America, Mills Iron Works, Inc., and Hackney Ladish, Inc, ‘‘Request for Producers and Exporters from Malaysia: Carbon Steel ButtWeld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated August 8, 2017; and Letter from the petitioners to Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from The People’s Republic of China; A–570–814; Anticircumvention Inquiry (Third Country Assembly, Malaysia); Petitioners’ 6 Id., E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 164 (Friday, August 25, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-913]


Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's 
Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review, 2014

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending the 
final results of the countervailing duty administrative review of 
certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires from the People's Republic of 
China (PRC) to correct certain ministerial errors. The period of review 
(POR) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.

DATES: Applicable August 25, 2017.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chien-Min Yang or Jack Zhao, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-5484 and 202-482-1396, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with sections 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), on April 18, 2017, the 
Department published its final results in the countervailing duty 
administrative review of certain new phenumatic off-the-road tires from 
the PRC.\1\ Titan Tire Corporation (Titan) and the United Steel, Paper 
and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and 
Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC (the USW) 
(collectively, the petitioners) and Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co. Ltd. 
(Xuzhou Xugong) timely alleged ministerial errors on April 21 and 24, 
2017.\2\ Xuzhou Xugong, the petitioners, and Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd. 
(Guizhou Tyre) timely filed rebuttal comments on April 26 and 28, 
2017.\3\
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    \1\ See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2014, 82 FR 18285 (April 18, 2017) (Final 
Results) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (Final 
Results IDM).
    \2\ See Xuzhou Xugong's letter to the Department, ``Xuzhou 
Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd., (``Xugong''): Allegation of Ministerial 
Error for the Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review of New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from the People's 
Republic of China,'' April 21, 2017, (Xuzhou Xugong's Ministerial 
Error Allegation); the petitioners' letter to the Department, 
``Seventh Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on 
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People's Republic 
of China--Titan and USW's Ministerial Error Comments,'' April 24, 
2017 (Petitioners' Ministerial Error Allegation).
    \3\ See the petitioners' letter to the Department, ``Seventh 
Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain 
New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People's Republic of 
China--Titan and USW's Reply to Xugong's Allegation of Ministerial 
Error,'' April 26, 2017 (Petitioners' Rebuttal Comment); Xuzhou 
Xugong's letter to the Department, ``Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd., 
(``Xugong''): Rebuttal to Petitioners' Allegation of Ministerial 
Error for the Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review of New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from the People's 
Republic of China,'' April 26, 2017, (Xuzhou Xugong's Rebuttal 
Comment); Guizhou Tyre's letter to the Department, ``GTC Rebuttal 
Comments on Petitioners' Ministerial Error Comments (re-file per 
ACCESS): Seventh Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty 
Order on Certain Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People's 
Republic of China (C-570-913),'' April 28, 2017 (Guizhou Tyre's 
Rebuttal Comment).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the scope are new pneumatic tires designed 
for off-the-road (OTR) and off-highway use. The subject merchandise is 
currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4011.20.10.25, 4011.20.10.35, 
4011.20.50.30, 4011.20.50.50, 4011.70.0010, 4011.62.00.00, 
4011.80.1020, 4011.90.10, 4011.70.0050, 4011.80.1010, 4011.80.1020, 
4011.80.2010, 4011.80.2020, 4011.80.8010, and 4011.80.8020. While HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our 
written description of the scope, which is contained in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum accompanying the Final Results, is dispositive.\4\
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    \4\ For a full description of the scope of the order, see Final 
Results IDM.
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Ministerial Errors

    Section 751(h) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.224(f) define a 
``ministerial error'' as an error ``in addition, subtraction, or other 
arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, 
duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional 
error which the Secretary considers ministerial.'' The Department finds 
that one of the ministerial errors alleged by the petitioners 
constitutes a ministerial error within the meaning of 19 CFR 
351.224(f).\5\ Specifically, we made a ministerial error with regard to 
the selection of a synthetic rubber benchmark for the calculation of 
the provison of synthetic rubber at less than adequate remuneration for 
Guizhou Tyre and Xuzhou Xugong. For a complete discussion of these 
alleged errors, see the Response to Ministerial Error Allegations.\6\
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    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Response to Ministerial Error Allegations 
in the Final Results'' (Response to Ministerial Error Allegations) 
dated concurrently with this notice.
    \6\ Id.
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    In accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), 
we are amending the Final Results.\7\ Specifically, we are amending the 
net subsidy rates for Guizhou Tyre, Xuzhou Xugong, and the 44 companies 
for which a review was requested that were not selected as mandatory 
respondents (the non-selected companies).\8\ The revised net subsidy 
rates are provided below.
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    \7\ See Final Results, 82 FR at 18285.
    \8\ Consistent with the Final Results, see 82 at 18286, for the 
non-selected respondents, we assigned to the non-selected 
respondents the simple average of the amended net subsidy rates 
calculated for Guizhou Tyre and Xuzhou Xugong. We are using a 
simple, rather than a weighted, average due to inconsistent units of 
measure in the publicly ranged quantity and value data provided by 
Guizhou Tyre and Xuzhou Xugong.
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Amended Final Results

    As a result of correcting the ministerial errors, we determine that 
Guizhou Tyre's, Xuzhou Xugong's and the non-selected companies' total 
net countervailable subsidy rates for the period January 1, 2014, 
through December 31, 2014, are as follows:

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                  Manufacturer/exporter                     (percent ad
                                                             valorem)
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Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd. and/or Guizhou Tyre Import and              37.57
 Export Co., Ltd........................................
Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co. Ltd.............................           57.13
Non Selected Companies \9\..............................           47.35
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Assessment Rates/Cash Deposits

    The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions 
to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after the date of 
publication of these amended final results of review, to liquidate 
shipments of subject merchandise produced and/or exported by the 
respondent listed above entered, or withdrawn from, warehouses for 
consumption on or after January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. On 
May 10, 12, and 23, 2017, the U.S. Court of International Trade 
preliminarily enjoined liquidation of certain entries that are subject 
to the Final Results.\10\ Accordingly, the Department will not instruct 
CBP to assess countervailing duties on those enjoined entries pending 
resolution of the associated litigation.
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    \9\ Appendix II of the Final Results provides a list of the non-
selected companies that are assigned this rate. See Final Results, 
82 at 18286-87.
    \10\ The U.S. Court of International Trade issued the related 
preliminary injunctions in case numbers 17-00101, 17-00105, and 17-
00117, which are now consolidated, along with case number 17-00120, 
under lead case 17-00101.
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    The Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash 
deposits of estimated countervailing duties, in the amount shown above 
for the companies listed above, on shipments of subject merchandise 
entered, or withdrawn from, warehouses for consumption on or after 
April 18, 2017, the date of publication of the Final Results. 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, as appropriate. These cash deposit 
requirements, when imposed,

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shall remain in effect until further notice.

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.

Disclosure

    We will disclose the calculations performed for these amended final 
results to interested parties within five business days of the date of 
the publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(h) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.224(e).

    Dated: August 21, 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.
[FR Doc. 2017-18045 Filed 8-24-17; 8:45 am]
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