Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2015-2016, 43329-43331 [2017-19049]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 178 / Friday, September 15, 2017 / Notices period April 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017. Subsequent to the initiation of the administrative review, the requesting parties timely withdrew their review requests for 19 of these companies, as discussed below. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Partial Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. All requesting parties withdrew their respective requests for an administrative review of the following companies within 90 days of the date of publication of the Initiation Notice: 3 Elkay (China) Kitchen Solutions, Co., Ltd.; Foshan Shunde MingHao Kitchen Utensils Co., Ltd.; Franke Asia Sourcing Ltd.; Grand Hill Work Company; Guandong Dongyuan Kitchenware Industrial Co., Ltd.; Guangdong G-Top Import & Export Co., Ltd.; Guandong Yingao Kitchen Utensils Co., Ltd.; Hangzhou Heng’s Industries Co., Ltd.; Hubei Foshan Success Imp & Exp Co. Ltd.; J&C Industries Enterprise Limited; Jiangmen Pioneer Import & Export Co., Ltd.; Jiangxi Zoje Kitchen & Bath Industry Co., Ltd.; Ningbo Oulin Kitchen Utensils Co., Ltd.; Primy Cooperation Limited; Shenzhen Kehuaxing Industrial Ltd.; Shunde Foodstuffs Import & Export Company Limited of Guangdong; Shunde Native Produce Import and Export Co., Ltd. of Guangdong; Zhongshan Newecan Enterprise Development Corporation; and Zhongshan Silk Imp. & Exp. Group Co., Ltd. of Guangdong. Accordingly, the Department is rescinding this review, in part, with respect to these companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 353.213(d)(1).4 The instant review will continue with respect to the following companies: B&R Industries Limited; Feidong Import and Export Co., Ltd.; Foshan Zhaoshun Trade Co., Ltd.; Guangdong New Shichu Import & Export Company Limited; 3 See Letter to the Department, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Withdraw Request for Annual Administrative Review,’’ dated June 29, 2017; see also Letter to the Department, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated July 3, 2017. 4 As stated in Change in Practice in NME Reviews, the Department will no longer consider the nonmarket economy entity as an exporter conditionally subject to administrative reviews. See Antidumping Proceedings; Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 3, 2013). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Sep 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 Jiangmen Hongmao Trading Co., Ltd.; Jiangmen New Star Hi-Tech Enterprise Ltd.; KaiPing Dawn Plumbing Products, Inc.; Ningbo Afa Kitchen and Bath Co., Ltd.; Jiangmen Xinhe Stainless Steel Products Co., Ltd.; Yuyao Afa Kitchenware Co., Ltd.; Zhongshan Superte Kitchenware Co., Ltd./ Zhongshan Superte Kitchenware Co., Ltd. invoiced as Foshan Zhaoshun Trade Co., Ltd; and Zhuhai Kohler Kitchen & Bathroom Products Co., Ltd. Assessment Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers whose entries will be liquidated as a result of this rescission notice, 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 review period. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of 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. This notice is published in accordance with section 751 of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Frm 00005 Dated: September 12, 2017. James Maeder, Senior Director performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–19640 Filed 9–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–827] The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. PO 00000 43329 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certain Cased Pencils From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2015–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of certain cased pencils (pencils) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the period of review (POR) December 1, 2015, through November 30, 2016. We preliminarily determine that Tianjin Tonghe Stationery Industrial Co. Ltd. (Tianjin Tonghe) and the mandatory respondent, Ningbo Homey Union Co., Ltd. (Ningbo Homey), are not eligible for separate rates and, therefore, remain part of the PRC-wide entity. We also preliminarily determine that the entity comprised of Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. (Wah Yuen) and Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. (Shandong Wah Yuen) (collectively, the Wah Yuen entity) had no shipments during the POR. Finally, we are rescinding the review with respect to Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. (Orient), and Shandong Rongxin Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Rongxin). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping (AD) duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable September 15, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Balbontin or Denisa Ursu, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 43330 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 178 / Friday, September 15, 2017 / Notices DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6478 or (202) 482–2285, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this administrative review on February 13, 2017.1 On March 10, 2017, Wah Yuen submitted a separate rate certification and on March 15, 2017, Ningbo Homey submitted a separate rate application.2 On March 17, 2017, Orient withdrew its request for an administrative review.3 On March 30, 2017, we selected Ningbo Homey as the mandatory respondent in this review.4 On April 3, 2017, we issued Ningbo Homey the AD questionnaire,5 however, Ningbo Homey did not respond. On April 5, 2017, the petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review of Rongxin.6 On May 22, 2017, and July 13, 2017, Wah Yuen submitted supplemental separate rate information.7 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.8 A list of topics 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 10457 (February 13, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Letter from Wah Yuen, ‘‘Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd.—Separate Rate Certification,’’ dated March 10, 2017, and Letter from Ningbo Homey, ‘‘Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Separate Rate Application of Ningbo Homey Union Co., Ltd.,’’ dated March 15, 2017. 3 See Letter from Orient, ‘‘Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.’s Withdrawal of Request for Review: Administrative Review of the Antidumping Order on Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated March 17, 2017. 4 See Memorandum from Sergio Balbontin, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China, Respondent Selection’’ dated March 30, 2017. 5 See Letter from the Department, ‘‘Request for Information,’’ dated April 3, 2017. 6 See Letter from the Dixon Ticonderoga Company (the petitioner), ‘‘Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated April 5, 2017. 7 See Letters from Wah Yuen, ‘‘Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd.—Separate Rate Certification—Supplemental Response,’’ submitted May 22, 2017, but erroneously dated March 10, 2017; and ‘‘Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd.— Separate Rate Certification—2nd Supplemental Response,’’ dated July 13, 2017 (Separate Rate Addendum). 8 See Memorandum from James Maeder, Senior Director performing the duties of the Associate 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Sep 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via the 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 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/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order includes certain cased pencils from the PRC. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 9609.1010. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Partial Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, ‘‘in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review.’’ The requests for review of Orient and Rongxin were withdrawn within the 90day limit. Because we received no other requests for review of these companies, we are rescinding the administrative review of Orient and Rongxin. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Based on an analysis of CBP information 9 and Wah Yuen’s Separate ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission: Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China; 2014–2015,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 9 See Memorandum, ‘‘Release of Customs and Border Protection Data,’’ dated February 13, 2017, and No shipments inquiry for Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China exported by Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. (A–570–827), Message 7195303 (July 14, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Rate Addendum, the Department preliminarily determines that the Wah Yuen entity 10 had no shipments during the POR. For additional information regarding this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Consistent with our practice in nonmarket economy (NME) cases, we are not rescinding this review, in part, but we intend to complete the review with respect to the Wah Yuen entity, and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.11 Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Tianjin Tonghe did not submit a separate rate application and, therefore has not demonstrated its eligibility for a separate rate. Accordingly, we are preliminarily treating Tianjin Tonghe as part of the PRC-wide entity.12 In addition, because Ningbo Homey did not respond to our AD questionnaire, we preliminarily determine that Ningbo Homey has also not demonstrated its eligibility for a separate rate and we are therefore preliminarily treating Ningbo Homey as part of the PRC-wide entity. The Department’s policy regarding conditional review of the PRC-wide entity applies to this administrative review.13 Under this policy, the PRCwide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or the Department self-initiates, a review of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the PRC-wide entity in this 10 The Department previously determined that Wah Yuen and Shandong Wah Yuen are affiliated and should be treated as a single entity, pursuant to section 771(33) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.401(f). See Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014– 2015, 81 FR 37573 (June 10, 2016), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memo at 9; unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014– 2015, 81 FR 74764 (October 27, 2016). In the absence of evidence indicating that the Department should reexamine its determination to collapse these two companies, we are continuing to treat Wah Yuen and Shandong Wah Yuen as a single entity for purposes of this administrative review. 11 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694–95 (October 24, 2011) (Assessment Notice). 12 Although Wah Yuen reported that it is affiliated with Tianjin Tonghe, it also stated that it was not requesting a separate rate for Tianjin Tonghe. See Separate Rate Addendum at 10. 13 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963, 65970 (November 4, 2013). E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 178 / Friday, September 15, 2017 / Notices review, the entity is not under review and the entity’s current rate, i.e., 114.90 percent,14 is not subject to change. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Disclosure Normally, the Department will disclose the calculations used in its analysis to parties in this review within five days of the date of publication of the notice of preliminary results in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, in this case, there are no calculations on this record to disclose. Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than 30 days after the publication of these preliminary result, unless the Secretary alters the time limit. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.15 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this review 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 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. 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 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 14 See Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission; 2014–2015, 81 FR 83201 (November 21, 2016), unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review 2014–2015, 82 FR 24675 (May 30, 2017), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 15 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Sep 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 43331 the hearing two days before the scheduled date. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of the issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, unless the deadline is extended. found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which 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. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, AD duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.16 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. If the Department continues to find Ningbo Homey and Tianjin Tonghe as part of the PRC-wide entity in the final results, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate POR entries of subject merchandise from these companies at the PRC-wide rate of 114.90 percent. Moreover, if the Department continues to make a no-shipment finding for Wah Yuen in the final results, any suspended entries of subject merchandise from Wah Yuen will also be liquidated at the PRC-wide rate.17 Finally, with respect to entries from Orient and Rongxin, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). 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 prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of AD duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double AD duties. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For any companies listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporterspecific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been 16 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). 17 See Assessment Notice. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Dated: August 31, 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 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Discussion of the Methodology a. Partial Rescission of Review b. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments c. NME Country Status d. Separate Rates 5. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–19049 Filed 9–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–057] Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-827]


Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 
Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Rescission of Review, in 
Part; 2015-2016

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of certain cased pencils (pencils) from the 
People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period of review (POR) 
December 1, 2015, through November 30, 2016. We preliminarily determine 
that Tianjin Tonghe Stationery Industrial Co. Ltd. (Tianjin Tonghe) and 
the mandatory respondent, Ningbo Homey Union Co., Ltd. (Ningbo Homey), 
are not eligible for separate rates and, therefore, remain part of the 
PRC-wide entity. We also preliminarily determine that the entity 
comprised of Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. (Wah Yuen) and Shandong Wah 
Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. (Shandong Wah Yuen) (collectively, the Wah 
Yuen entity) had no shipments during the POR. Finally, we are 
rescinding the review with respect to Orient International Holding 
Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. (Orient), and Shandong Rongxin Import 
& Export Co., Ltd. (Rongxin). If these preliminary results are adopted 
in the final results, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping (AD) duties on all 
appropriate entries of subject merchandise. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable September 15, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Balbontin or Denisa Ursu, AD/
CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington,

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DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6478 or (202) 482-2285, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department published the notice of initiation of this 
administrative review on February 13, 2017.\1\ On March 10, 2017, Wah 
Yuen submitted a separate rate certification and on March 15, 2017, 
Ningbo Homey submitted a separate rate application.\2\ On March 17, 
2017, Orient withdrew its request for an administrative review.\3\ On 
March 30, 2017, we selected Ningbo Homey as the mandatory respondent in 
this review.\4\ On April 3, 2017, we issued Ningbo Homey the AD 
questionnaire,\5\ however, Ningbo Homey did not respond. On April 5, 
2017, the petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review 
of Rongxin.\6\ On May 22, 2017, and July 13, 2017, Wah Yuen submitted 
supplemental separate rate information.\7\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 10457 (February 13, 2017) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \2\ See Letter from Wah Yuen, ``Certain Cased Pencils from the 
People's Republic of China: Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd.--Separate 
Rate Certification,'' dated March 10, 2017, and Letter from Ningbo 
Homey, ``Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China: Separate 
Rate Application of Ningbo Homey Union Co., Ltd.,'' dated March 15, 
2017.
    \3\ See Letter from Orient, ``Orient International Holding 
Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.'s Withdrawal of Request for Review: 
Administrative Review of the Antidumping Order on Cased Pencils from 
the People's Republic of China,'' dated March 17, 2017.
    \4\ See Memorandum from Sergio Balbontin, ``Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review: Certain Cased Pencils from the People's 
Republic of China, Respondent Selection'' dated March 30, 2017.
    \5\ See Letter from the Department, ``Request for Information,'' 
dated April 3, 2017.
    \6\ See Letter from the Dixon Ticonderoga Company (the 
petitioner), ``Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of 
China: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,'' 
dated April 5, 2017.
    \7\ See Letters from Wah Yuen, ``Certain Cased Pencils from the 
People's Republic of China: Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd.--Separate 
Rate Certification--Supplemental Response,'' submitted May 22, 2017, 
but erroneously dated March 10, 2017; and ``Certain Cased Pencils 
from the People's Republic of China: Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd.--
Separate Rate Certification--2nd Supplemental Response,'' dated July 
13, 2017 (Separate Rate Addendum).
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\8\ 
A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
included as an appendix to this notice.
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    \8\ See Memorandum from James Maeder, Senior Director performing 
the duties of the Associate 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, ``Decision 
Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, 
and Partial Rescission: Certain Cased Pencils from the People's 
Republic of China; 2014-2015,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on 
file electronically via the 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 
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/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order includes certain cased pencils 
from the PRC. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 
9609.1010. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written product description is dispositive. A 
full description of the scope of the order is contained in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Partial Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an 
administrative review, ``in whole or in part, if a party that requested 
a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of notice of initiation of the requested review.'' The 
requests for review of Orient and Rongxin were withdrawn within the 90-
day limit. Because we received no other requests for review of these 
companies, we are rescinding the administrative review of Orient and 
Rongxin.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Based on an analysis of CBP information \9\ and Wah Yuen's Separate 
Rate Addendum, the Department preliminarily determines that the Wah 
Yuen entity \10\ had no shipments during the POR. For additional 
information regarding this determination, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
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    \9\ See Memorandum, ``Release of Customs and Border Protection 
Data,'' dated February 13, 2017, and No shipments inquiry for 
Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China exported 
by Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. (A-570-827), Message 7195303 (July 
14, 2017).
    \10\ The Department previously determined that Wah Yuen and 
Shandong Wah Yuen are affiliated and should be treated as a single 
entity, pursuant to section 771(33) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.401(f). See Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 
2014-2015, 81 FR 37573 (June 10, 2016), and accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memo at 9; unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New 
Shipper Review; 2014-2015, 81 FR 74764 (October 27, 2016). In the 
absence of evidence indicating that the Department should reexamine 
its determination to collapse these two companies, we are continuing 
to treat Wah Yuen and Shandong Wah Yuen as a single entity for 
purposes of this administrative review.
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    Consistent with our practice in non-market economy (NME) cases, we 
are not rescinding this review, in part, but we intend to complete the 
review with respect to the Wah Yuen entity, and issue appropriate 
instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.\11\
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    \11\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694-95 (October 24, 2011) 
(Assessment Notice).
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act). Tianjin Tonghe did not submit a separate rate 
application and, therefore has not demonstrated its eligibility for a 
separate rate. Accordingly, we are preliminarily treating Tianjin 
Tonghe as part of the PRC-wide entity.\12\ In addition, because Ningbo 
Homey did not respond to our AD questionnaire, we preliminarily 
determine that Ningbo Homey has also not demonstrated its eligibility 
for a separate rate and we are therefore preliminarily treating Ningbo 
Homey as part of the PRC-wide entity.
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    \12\ Although Wah Yuen reported that it is affiliated with 
Tianjin Tonghe, it also stated that it was not requesting a separate 
rate for Tianjin Tonghe. See Separate Rate Addendum at 10.
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    The Department's policy regarding conditional review of the PRC-
wide entity applies to this administrative review.\13\ Under this 
policy, the PRC-wide entity will not be under review unless a party 
specifically requests, or the Department self-initiates, a review of 
the entity. Because no party requested a review of the PRC-wide entity 
in this

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review, the entity is not under review and the entity's current rate, 
i.e., 114.90 percent,\14\ is not subject to change.
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    \13\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963, 65970 (November 4, 
2013).
    \14\ See Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review 
and Partial Rescission; 2014-2015, 81 FR 83201 (November 21, 2016), 
unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review 2014-
2015, 82 FR 24675 (May 30, 2017), and accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.
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    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Disclosure

    Normally, the Department will disclose the calculations used in its 
analysis to parties in this review within five days of the date of 
publication of the notice of preliminary results in the Federal 
Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, in this case, 
there are no calculations on this record to disclose.

Public Comment

    Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than 30 
days after the publication of these preliminary result, unless the 
Secretary alters the time limit. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues 
raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after 
the deadline date for case briefs.\15\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) 
and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this 
review 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.
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    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements).
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    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 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. 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.
    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis 
of the issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication 
of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, unless the deadline is extended.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and CBP shall assess, AD duties on all appropriate entries covered by 
this review.\16\ The Department intends to issue assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final 
results of this review. If the Department continues to find Ningbo 
Homey and Tianjin Tonghe as part of the PRC-wide entity in the final 
results, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate POR entries of 
subject merchandise from these companies at the PRC-wide rate of 114.90 
percent. Moreover, if the Department continues to make a no-shipment 
finding for Wah Yuen in the final results, any suspended entries of 
subject merchandise from Wah Yuen will also be liquidated at the PRC-
wide rate.\17\ Finally, with respect to entries from Orient and 
Rongxin, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the 
cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of 
entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i).
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    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b).
    \17\ See Assessment Notice.
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this administrative review for 
shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as 
provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For any companies 
listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be 
that established in the final results of review (except, if the rate is 
zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for 
previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not 
listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing 
exporter-specific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject 
merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, 
the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for 
all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which 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 prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of AD duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of 
double AD 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.

    Dated: August 31, 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

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Scope of the Order
4. Discussion of the Methodology
    a. Partial Rescission of Review
    b. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
    c. NME Country Status
    d. Separate Rates
5. Recommendation

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