Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber From the People's Republic of China, India, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 49178-49179 [2017-23021]

Download as PDF 49178 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 24, 2017 / Notices VW already has authority to produce passenger motor vehicles within Site 3 of FTZ 134. The current request would add foreign status materials/components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreignstatus materials/components described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt VW from customs duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below, VW would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to passenger motor vehicles (duty rate—2.5%). VW would be able to avoid duty on foreignstatus components which become scrap/ waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The materials/components sourced from abroad are anti-theft alarm sensors and unframed mirror glass (duty rates— 1.3% and 7.8%, respectively). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is December 4, 2017. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Christopher Kemp at Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov or (202) 482–0862. Dated: October 18, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2017–23023 Filed 10–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Oct 23, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–64–2017] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 153—San Diego, California; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Plantronics, Inc. (Electronics/ Telecommunications) San Diego, California Plantronics, Inc. (Plantronics), submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in San Diego, California. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on October 13, 2017. Plantronics’ facility is located within Site 8 of FTZ 153. The facility is used for manufacturing, assembling, programming, testing, packaging, final stage processing, warehousing, repairing, and distribution of audio communication devices. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Plantronics from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreignstatus materials/components noted below, Plantronics would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to corded headsets, wireless headsets, telephonic apparatuses, telecommunication cables, and speakers (duty-free to 2.4%). Plantronics would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Cables with connectors; microphones; plastic headbands, printed circuit boards; headset parts; speakers; printed circuit boards; lithium ion polymer batteries; power supplies; printed paperboard insert holders; bound user guides/ manuals; labels with adhesive; labels non-self-adhesive; printed paperboard boxes for packaging; corrugated cardboard master shipping boxes; corrugated cardboard shipping boxes; formed plastic packaging encapsulating the product; polyurethane bags for packaging, and plastic self-adhesive PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 tape for sealing (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 5.8%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is December 4, 2017. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Christopher Wedderburn at Chris.Wedderburn@trade.gov or (202) 482–1963. Dated: October 18, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–23025 Filed 10–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–060, A–533–875, A–580–893, A–583– 860] Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber From the People’s Republic of China, India, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in Less-Than-FairValue Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable October 24, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Artman at (202) 482–3931 (the People’s Republic of China (PRC)), Patrick O’Connor at (202) 482–0989 (India), Karine Gziryan at (202) 482– 4081 (the Republic of Korea (Korea)), and Lilit Astvatsatrian at (202) 482– 6412 (Taiwan), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On June 20, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the less-than-fair-value investigations of imports of fine denier polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the PRC, India, Korea, E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 24, 2017 / Notices and Taiwan.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations in these investigations are due no later than November 7, 2017. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a less-than-fair-value investigation within 140 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits the Department to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) the Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. The Department will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. See CFR 351.205(e). On October 13, 2017, the petitioners 2 submitted a timely request, pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, that the Department postpone the preliminary determinations in these less-than-fairvalue investigations.3 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioners stated the reasons for their request. Specifically, the petitioners state that additional time is necessary for the Department to issue supplemental questionnaires and clarfy the initial questionnaire responses to accurately determine whether and what magnitude of dumping occurred during the period of investigation.4 1 See Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from the People’s Republic of China, India, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 82 FR 29023 (June 27, 2017). The fine denier PSF from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam investigation was terminated; see Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Termination of Less-ThanFair-Value Investigation, 82 FR 33480 (July 20, 2017). 2 In these investigations, the petitioners are DAK Americas LLC, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, and Auriga Polymers Inc. 3 See the petitioner’s letter, ‘‘Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from India, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan—Petitioners’ Request to Postpone the Antidumping Duty Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated October 13, 2017, requesting postponement of the preliminary determination. 4 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Oct 23, 2017 Jkt 244001 For the reasons stated above and because there is no compelling reason to deny the request, the Department, pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for these preliminary determinations to no later than 181 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated, i.e., to December 18, 2017. Pursuant to section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: October 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. [FR Doc. 2017–23021 Filed 10–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 49179 (Borusan Ithicat); Tubeco Pipe and Steel Corporation (Tubeco); Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Erbosan); and Yucel Boru ve Profil Endustrisi A.S., Yucelboru Ihracat Ithalat ve Pazarlama A.S., and Cayirova Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (collectively, the Yucel Group). Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled, ‘‘Final Results of the Review.’’ Further, we continue to find that Erbosan, Borusan Birlesik, Borusan Gemlik, Borusan Ihracat, Borusan Ithicat, and Tubeco had no reviewable shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. DATES: Effective October 24, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker or Chelsey Simonovich, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2924 or (202) 482–1979, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: International Trade Administration [A–489–501] Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube Products From Turkey: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2015– 2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 6, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded carbon steel standard pipe and tube products (welded pipe and tube) from Turkey. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016. The review covers the following producers/exporters of the subject merchandise: Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (Borusan Istikbal) and Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Borusan Mannesmann) (collectively, Borusan); Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S., and Toscelik Metal Ticaret A.S. (Toscelik Metal) (collectively, Toscelik); Borusan Birlesik Boru Fabrikalari San ve Tic (Borusan Birlesik); Borusan Gemlik Boru Tesisleri A.S. (Borusan Gemlik); Borusan Ihracat Ithalat ve Dagitim A.S. (Borusan Ihracat); Borusan Ithicat ve Dagitim A.S. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On June 6, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Results of this review in the Federal Register.1 We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On July 20, 2017, we received a case brief from petitioner Wheatland Tube Company (Wheatland Tube). On July 28, 2017, we received a rebuttal brief from Borusan.2 The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is welded pipe and tube. The welded pipe and tube subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheading 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, and 7306.30.5090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes 1 See Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube Products from Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Partial Rescission of Review; 2015–2016, 82 FR 26053 (June 6, 2017) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 As explained in the Preliminary Results, the Department treated Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. as a single entity in this administrative review. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum, at 1 n.1. E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49178-49179]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-060, A-533-875, A-580-893, A-583-860]


Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber From the People's Republic of 
China, India, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determinations in Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable October 24, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Artman at (202) 482-3931 (the 
People's Republic of China (PRC)), Patrick O'Connor at (202) 482-0989 
(India), Karine Gziryan at (202) 482-4081 (the Republic of Korea 
(Korea)), and Lilit Astvatsatrian at (202) 482-6412 (Taiwan), AD/CVD 
Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On June 20, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated the less-than-fair-value investigations of imports of fine 
denier polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the PRC, India, Korea,

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and Taiwan.\1\ Currently, the preliminary determinations in these 
investigations are due no later than November 7, 2017.
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    \1\ See Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from the People's 
Republic of China, India, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigations, 82 FR 29023 (June 27, 2017). The fine denier PSF 
from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam investigation was terminated; 
see Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from the Socialist Republic 
of Vietnam: Termination of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 82 FR 
33480 (July 20, 2017).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), 
requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a 
less-than-fair-value investigation within 140 days after the date on 
which the Department initiated the investigation. However, section 
733(c)(1) of the Act permits the Department to postpone the preliminary 
determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which the 
Department initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a 
timely request for a postponement; or (B) the Department concludes that 
the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is 
extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to 
make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the 
petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more 
before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must 
state the reasons for the request. The Department will grant the 
request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. See CFR 
351.205(e).
    On October 13, 2017, the petitioners \2\ submitted a timely 
request, pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, that the 
Department postpone the preliminary determinations in these less-than-
fair-value investigations.\3\ In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the 
petitioners stated the reasons for their request. Specifically, the 
petitioners state that additional time is necessary for the Department 
to issue supplemental questionnaires and clarfy the initial 
questionnaire responses to accurately determine whether and what 
magnitude of dumping occurred during the period of investigation.\4\
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    \2\ In these investigations, the petitioners are DAK Americas 
LLC, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, and Auriga Polymers Inc.
    \3\ See the petitioner's letter, ``Fine Denier Polyester Staple 
Fiber from India, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of 
Korea, and Taiwan--Petitioners' Request to Postpone the Antidumping 
Duty Preliminary Determinations,'' dated October 13, 2017, 
requesting postponement of the preliminary determination.
    \4\ Id.
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    For the reasons stated above and because there is no compelling 
reason to deny the request, the Department, pursuant to section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for these 
preliminary determinations to no later than 181 days after the date on 
which these investigations were initiated, i.e., to December 18, 2017. 
Pursuant to section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the 
deadline for the final determinations will continue to be 75 days after 
the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later 
date.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: October 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.
[FR Doc. 2017-23021 Filed 10-23-17; 8:45 am]
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