Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 53456-53460 [2017-24861]

Download as PDF 53456 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–830] Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review: Antidumping Duty Order on Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On October 4, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its notice of initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico to determine whether ArcelorMittal Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (AMM) is the successor-in-interest to ArcelorMittal Las Truchas, S.A. de C.V. (AMLT). No interested parties submitted case briefs or requested a hearing with respect to the Department’s notice of initiation and preliminary results. Therefore, based on the information on the record, we continue to determine that AMM is the successor-in-interest to ALMT. DATES: Applicable November 16, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5139. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The Department published in the Federal Register the initiation and preliminary results of an expedited CCR on October 4, 2017, preliminarily finding that AMM is the successor-ininterest to AMLT.1 In the Preliminary Results, we provided interested parties 30 days from the date of publication to submit case briefs or request a hearing. No interested parties submitted case briefs or requested a hearing. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 7213.91.3000, 7213.91.3010, 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 1 See Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review: Antidumping Duty Order on Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico, 82 FR 46222 (October 4, 2017) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3090, 7213.91.3091, 7213.91.3092, 7213.91.3093, 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.4510, 7213.91.4590, 7213.91.6000, 7213.91.6010, 7213.91.6090, 7213.99.0030, 7213.99.0031, 7213.99.0038, 7213.99.0090, 7227.20.0000, 7227.20.0010, 7227.20.0020, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.20.0090, 7227.20.0095, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, 7227.90.6035, 7227.90.6050, 7227.90.6051, 7227.90.6053, 7227.90.6058, 7227.90.6059, 7227.90.6080, and 7227.90.6085 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.2 Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Because no party submitted a case brief in response to the Department’s Preliminary Results, and because the record contains no other information or evidence that calls into question the Preliminary Results, the Department continues to find that AMM is the successor-in-interest to AMLT, and is entitled to AMLT’s cash deposit rate with respect to entries of merchandise subject to the antidumping duty order on wire rod from Mexico.3 Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Based on these final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation and collect estimated antidumping duties for all shipments of subject merchandise exported by AMM and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register at the current antidumping duty cashdeposit rate for AMLT (i.e., 2.59 percent). This cash deposit requirement shall remain in effect until further notice. 2 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum from James Maeder, Senior Director performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Carole Showers, Executive Director, Office of Policy, performing the duties of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico Preliminary Decision Memorandum of Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated September 28, 2017 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 For a complete discussion of the Department’s findings, which remain unchanged in these final results and which are herein incorporated by reference and adopted by this notice, see, generally, Preliminary Results and Preliminary Decision Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notification to Interested Parties This notice serves as a final 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 the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216. Dated: November 13, 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. 2017–24865 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–056] Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that certain tool chests and cabinets (tool chests) from the People’s Republic of China (the PRC) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable November 16, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun or Andre Gziryan, 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) 482–5760 and (202) 482–2201, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on May 9, 2017.1 On August 21, 2017, the Department postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now November 7, 2017.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. 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 to all parties 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are tool chests from the PRC. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to the Department’s regulations,4 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (scope).5 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments and rebuttal responses submitted to the record for this investigation, and accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments timely received, see the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.6 The Department has preliminarily modified the scope language that appeared in the Initiation Notice. See the revised scope in Appendix I to this notice. The Department intends to address any scope comments received 7 and issue a final scope decision along with the final determination in the concurrent countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on tool chests from the PRC. Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. The Department has calculated export prices and constructed export prices in accordance with sections 772(a) and (b) of the Act, respectively. Because the PRC is a nonmarket economy, within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, the Department has calculated normal value (NV) in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. In addition, pursuant to section 776(a) and (b) of the Act, the Department preliminarily has relied on facts otherwise available, with adverse inferences, for the PRC-wide entity. For a full description of the methodology underlying the Department’s preliminary determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Combination Rates In the Initiation Notice,8 the Department stated that it would calculate producer/exporter combination rates for the respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation. Policy Bulletin 05.1 describes this practice.9 In this investigation, we calculated producer/ exporter combination rates for respondents eligible for separate rates. Preliminary Determination The Department preliminarily determines that the following estimated weighted-average dumping margins exist: 10 Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Producer Geelong Sales (Macao Commercial Offshore) Limited The Tongrun Single Entity ............................................ The Tongrun Single Entity ............................................ Changzhou Machan Steel Furniture Co., Ltd .............. Guangdong Hisense Home Appliances Co., Ltd ......... Hyxion Metal Industry ................................................... Jin Rong Hua Le Metal Manufactures Co., Ltd ........... Ningbo Safewell International Holding Corp ................ Pinghu Chenda Storage Office Equipment Co., Ltd .... Pooke Technology Co., Ltd .......................................... Shanghai All-Fast International Trade Co., Ltd ............ asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Exporter Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co., Ltd ............... Changshu City Jiangrun Metal Product Co., Ltd ......... The Tongrun Single Entity ............................................ Changzhou Machan Steel Furniture Co., Ltd .............. Guangdong Hisense Home Appliances Co., Ltd ......... Hyxion Metal Industry ................................................... Jin Rong Hua Le Metal Manufactures Co., Ltd ........... Zhejiang Xiunan Leisure Products Co., Ltd ................. Pinghu Chenda Storage Office Equipment Co., Ltd .... Pooke Technology Co., Ltd .......................................... Kunshan Trusteel Industry Co. Ltd .............................. 1 See Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Less-Than-FairValue Investigations, 82 FR 21523 (May 9, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponements of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 82 FR 39563 (August 21, 2017). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 5 See Initiation Notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations’’ (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum), dated September 8, 2017. 7 The scope case briefs were due 30 days after the publication of Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 82 FR 43331 (September 15, 2017), which was Sunday, October 15, 2017. See the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum at 6. Therefore, the actual deadline for the scope case briefs was Monday, October 16, 2017. See 19 CFR 351.303(b)(1) (‘‘For both electronically filed and manually filed documents, if the applicable due date falls on a non-business day, the Secretary will accept documents that are filed on the next business PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53457 168.93 90.40 90.40 145.99 145.99 145.99 145.99 145.99 145.99 145.99 145.99 Cash deposit rate (adjusted for subsidy offsets) (percent) 158.30 74.56 74.56 130.09 130.09 130.09 130.09 130.09 130.09 130.09 130.09 day.’’). The deadline for scope rebuttal briefs was Monday, October 23, 2017. 8 See Initiation Notice, 82 FR at 21528. 9 See Enforcement and Compliance’s Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, regarding, ‘‘Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy Countries,’’ (April 5, 2005) (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available on the Department’s Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull051.pdf. 10 The Tongrun Single Entity is comprised of Jiangsu Tongrun Equipment Technology Co., Ltd., Changshu Taron Machinery Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Changshu Tongrun Mechanical & Electrical Equipment Manufacture Co., Ltd., and Shanghai Tongrun Import and Export Co., Ltd. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 5–7. E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 53458 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter Producer Shanghai All-Fast International Trade Co., Ltd ............ Shanghai All-Fast International Trade Co., Ltd ............ Shanghai All-Hop Industry Co., Ltd .............................. Trantex Product (Zhong Shan) Co., Ltd ....................... PRC-Wide Entity ........................................................... Shanghai All-Hop Industry Co., Ltd .............................. Shanghai Hom-Steel Industry Co., Ltd ........................ Shanghai All-Hop Industry Co., Ltd .............................. Trantex Product (Zhong Shan) Co., Ltd ....................... ....................................................................................... asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of subject merchandise as described in the scope of the investigation section entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, as discussed below. Further, pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the weightedaverage amount by which normal value exceeds U.S. price, as indicated in the chart above as follows: (1) For the producer/exporter combinations listed in the table above, the cash deposit rate is equal to the estimated weightedaverage dumping margin listed for that combination in the table; (2) for all combinations of PRC producers/ exporters of merchandise under consideration that have not established eligibility for their own separate rates, the cash deposit rate will be equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin established for the PRC-wide entity; and (3) for all third-country exporters of merchandise under consideration not listed in the table above, the cash deposit rate is the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC producer/exporter combination (or the PRC-wide entity) that supplied that third-country exporter. To determine the cash deposit rate, the Department normally adjusts the estimated weighted-average dumping margin by the amount of domestic subsidy pass-through and export subsidies determined in a companion CVD proceeding when CVD provisional measures are in effect. Accordingly, where the Department has made a preliminary affirmative determination for domestic subsidy pass-through or export subsidies, the Department has offset the calculated estimated weighted-average dumping margin by the appropriate rate(s). Any such adjusted rates may be found in the Preliminary Determination Section’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 chart of estimated weighted-average dumping margins above. Should provisional measures in the companion CVD investigation expire prior to the expiration of provisional measures in this LTFV investigation, the Department will direct CBP to begin collecting cash deposits at a rate equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins calculated in this preliminary determination unadjusted for the passed-through domestic subsidies or for export subsidies at the time the CVD provisional measures expire. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five days of its public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Verification As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, the Department intends to verify information relied upon in making its final determination. Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments, with the exception of scope case briefs or scope comments,11 may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the last final verification report is issued in this investigation, unless the Department 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.12 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in 11 As explained above, the actual deadline for the scope case briefs was Monday, October 16, 2017. 12 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 145.99 145.99 145.99 145.99 168.93 Cash deposit rate (adjusted for subsidy offsets) (percent) 130.09 130.09 130.09 130.09 158.39 this investigation 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 the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and 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. All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An electronically-filed request must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the established due date. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the petitioners. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), the Department requires that requests by respondents for postponement of a final antidumping determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months in duration. On October 6, 2017, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), Geelong and the Tongrun Single Entity requested that the Department postpone the final determination and that provisional measures be extended to a period not to exceed six months.13 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because (1) the preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporters account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, the Department is postponing the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, the Department’s final determination will be published no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, the Department will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after the final determination whether imports of the subject merchandise are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. Notification to Interested Parties asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). 13 See Letter from Geelong, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Extension of the Final Determination,’’ dated October 6, 2017, and Letter from the Tongrun Single Entity, ‘‘Tongrun’s Request to Extend the Final Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China, A–570–056,’’ dated October 6, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: November 7, 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 I Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation covers certain metal tool chests and tool cabinets, with drawers, (tool chests and cabinets), from the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The scope covers all metal tool chests and cabinets, including top chests, intermediate chests, tool cabinets and side cabinets, storage units, mobile work benches, and work stations and that have the following physical characteristics: (1) A body made of carbon, alloy, or stainless steel and/or other metals; (2) two or more drawers for storage in each individual unit; (3) a width (side to side) exceeding 15 inches for side cabinets and exceeding 21 inches for all other individual units but not exceeding 60 inches; (4) a body depth (front to back) exceeding 10 inches but not exceeding 24 inches; and (5) prepackaged for retail sale. For purposes of this scope, the width parameter applies to each individual unit, i.e., each individual top chest, intermediate top chest, tool cabinet, side cabinet, storage unit, mobile work bench, and work station. Prepackaged for retail sale means the units may, for example, be packaged in a cardboard box, other type of container or packaging, and may bear a Universal Product Code, along with photographs, pictures, images, features, artwork, and/or product specifications. Subject tool chests and cabinets are covered whether imported in assembled or unassembled form. Subject merchandise includes tool chests and cabinets produced in the PRC but assembled, prepackaged for retail sale, or subject to other minor processing in a third country prior to importation into the United States. Similarly, it would include tool chests and cabinets produced in the PRC that are later found to be assembled, prepackaged for retail sale, or subject to other minor processing after importation into the United States. Subject tool chests and cabinets may also have doors and shelves in addition to drawers, may have handles (typically mounted on the sides), and may have a work surface on the top. Subject tool chests and cabinets may be uncoated (e.g., stainless steel), painted, powder coated, galvanized, or otherwise coated for corrosion protection or aesthetic appearance. Subject tool chests and cabinets may be packaged as individual units or in sets. When PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53459 packaged in sets, they typically include a cabinet with one or more chests that stack on top of the cabinet. Tool cabinets act as a base tool storage unit and typically have rollers, casters, or wheels to permit them to be moved more easily when loaded with tools. Work stations and mobile work benches are tool cabinets with a work surface on the top that may be made of rubber, plastic, metal, wood, or other materials. Top chests are designed to be used with a tool cabinet to form a tool storage unit. The top chests may be mounted on top of the base tool cabinet or onto an intermediate chest. They are often packaged as a set with tool cabinets or intermediate chests, but may also be packaged separately. They may be packaged with mounting hardware (e.g., bolts) and instructions for assembling them onto the base tool cabinet or onto an intermediate tool chest which rests on the base tool cabinet. Smaller top chests typically have handles on the sides, while the larger top chests typically lack handles. Intermediate tool chests are designed to fit on top of the floor standing tool cabinet and to be used underneath the top tool chest. Although they may be packaged or used separately from the tool cabinet, intermediate chests are designed to be used in conjunction with tool cabinets. The intermediate chests typically do not have handles. The intermediate and top chests may have the capability of being bolted together. Side cabinets are designed to be bolted or otherwise attached to the side of the base storage cabinet to expand the storage capacity of the base tool cabinet. Subject tool chests and cabinets also may be packaged with a tool set included. Packaging a subject tool chest and cabinet with a tool set does not remove an otherwise covered subject tool chest and cabinet from the scope. When this occurs, the tools are not part of the subject merchandise. All tool chests and cabinets that meet the above definition are included in the scope unless otherwise specifically excluded. Excluded from the scope of the investigation are tool boxes, chests, and cabinets with bodies made of plastic, carbon fiber, wood, or other non-metallic substances. Also excluded from the scope of the investigation are industrial grade steel tool chests and cabinets. The excluded industrial grade steel tool chests and cabinets are those: (1) Having a body that is over 60 inches in width; or (2) having each of the following physical characteristics: (a) A body made of steel that is 0.047 inches or more in thickness; (b) a body depth (front to back) exceeding 21 inches; and (c) a unit weight that exceeds the maximum unit weight shown below for each width range: E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices Also excluded from the scope of the investigation are service carts. The excluded service carts have all of the following characteristics: (1) Casters, wheels, or other similar devices which allow the service cart to be rolled from place to place; (2) a flat top or flat lid on top of the unit that opens; (3) a space or gap between the casters, wheels, or other similar devices, and the bottom of the enclosed storage space (e.g., drawers) of at least 10 inches; and (4) a total unit height, including casters, of less than 48 inches. Also excluded from the scope of the investigation are non-mobile work benches. The excluded non-mobile work benches have all of the following characteristics: (1) A solid top working surface; (2) no drawers, one drawer, or two drawers in a side-by-side configuration; and (3) the unit is supported by legs and has no solid front, side, or back panels enclosing the body of the unit. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are metal filing cabinets that are configured to hold hanging file folders and are classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 9403.10.0020. Merchandise subject to this investigation is classified under HTSUS categories 9403.20.0021, 9403.20.0026, 9403.20.0030 and 7326.90.8688, but may also be classified under HTSUS category 7326.90.3500. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Appendix II International Trade Administration List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum [A–570–051] I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Scope Comments V. Product Characteristics VI. Selection of Respondents VII. Affiliation and Single Entity VIII. Discussion of the Methodology A. Non-Market Economy Country B. Surrogate Country C. Surrogate Value Comments D. Separate Rates E. Dumping Margin for the Separate Rate Companies F. Combination Rates G. The PRC-Wide Entity H. Application of Facts Available and Adverse Inferences I. Date of Sale J. Comparisons to Fair Value K. U.S. Price L. Normal Value M. Factor Valuation Methodology N. Currency Conversion IX. Adjustment Under Section 777A(F) of the Act X. Adjustment to Cash Deposit Rate for Export Subsidies XI. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2017–24861 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The final weightedaverage dumping margins for the investigation on hardwood plywood from the PRC are listed in the ‘‘Final Determination Margins’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable November 16, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Brings or Ryan Mullen, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 ER16NO17.284</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 53460

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-056]


Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of 
Provisional Measures

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily 
determines that certain tool chests and cabinets (tool chests) from the 
People's Republic of China (the PRC) are being, or are likely to be, 
sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of 
investigation (POI) is October 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017.

DATES: Applicable November 16, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun or Andre Gziryan, 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) 482-5760 and (202) 482-
2201, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 
733(b)

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of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department 
published the notice of initiation of this investigation on May 9, 
2017.\1\ On August 21, 2017, the Department postponed the preliminary 
determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now 
November 7, 2017.\2\ For a complete description of the events that 
followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.\3\ A list of topics included in the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. 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 to all parties 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.
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    \1\ See Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People's 
Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation 
of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 82 FR 21523 (May 9, 2017) 
(Initiation Notice).
    \2\ See Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People's 
Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: 
Postponements of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty 
Investigations, 82 FR 39563 (August 21, 2017).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the 
People's Republic of China: Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are tool chests from the 
PRC. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see 
Appendix I.

Scope Comments

    In accordance with the preamble to the Department's regulations,\4\ 
the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise 
issues regarding product coverage (scope).\5\ Certain interested 
parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in 
the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments 
and rebuttal responses submitted to the record for this investigation, 
and accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments timely 
received, see the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.\6\ The 
Department has preliminarily modified the scope language that appeared 
in the Initiation Notice. See the revised scope in Appendix I to this 
notice. The Department intends to address any scope comments received 
\7\ and issue a final scope decision along with the final determination 
in the concurrent countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on tool 
chests from the PRC.
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    \4\ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 
62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997).
    \5\ See Initiation Notice.
    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the 
People's Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: 
Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Determinations'' (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum), dated 
September 8, 2017.
    \7\ The scope case briefs were due 30 days after the publication 
of Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 82 
FR 43331 (September 15, 2017), which was Sunday, October 15, 2017. 
See the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum at 6. Therefore, the 
actual deadline for the scope case briefs was Monday, October 16, 
2017. See 19 CFR 351.303(b)(1) (``For both electronically filed and 
manually filed documents, if the applicable due date falls on a non-
business day, the Secretary will accept documents that are filed on 
the next business day.''). The deadline for scope rebuttal briefs 
was Monday, October 23, 2017.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. The Department has calculated export prices and 
constructed export prices in accordance with sections 772(a) and (b) of 
the Act, respectively. Because the PRC is a non-market economy, within 
the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, the Department has 
calculated normal value (NV) in accordance with section 773(c) of the 
Act. In addition, pursuant to section 776(a) and (b) of the Act, the 
Department preliminarily has relied on facts otherwise available, with 
adverse inferences, for the PRC-wide entity. For a full description of 
the methodology underlying the Department's preliminary determination, 
see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Combination Rates

    In the Initiation Notice,\8\ the Department stated that it would 
calculate producer/exporter combination rates for the respondents that 
are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation. Policy Bulletin 
05.1 describes this practice.\9\ In this investigation, we calculated 
producer/exporter combination rates for respondents eligible for 
separate rates.
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    \8\ See Initiation Notice, 82 FR at 21528.
    \9\ See Enforcement and Compliance's Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, 
regarding, ``Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination 
Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy 
Countries,'' (April 5, 2005) (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available on 
the Department's Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull05-1.pdf.
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Preliminary Determination

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins exist: \10\
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    \10\ The Tongrun Single Entity is comprised of Jiangsu Tongrun 
Equipment Technology Co., Ltd., Changshu Taron Machinery Equipment 
Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Changshu Tongrun Mechanical & Electrical 
Equipment Manufacture Co., Ltd., and Shanghai Tongrun Import and 
Export Co., Ltd. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 5-7.

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                                                                                     Estimated
                                                                                     weighted-     Cash deposit
                                                                                      average     rate (adjusted
                   Exporter                                 Producer                  dumping       for subsidy
                                                                                      margin         offsets)
                                                                                     (percent)       (percent)
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Geelong Sales (Macao Commercial Offshore)       Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing           168.93          158.30
 Limited.                                        Co., Ltd.
The Tongrun Single Entity.....................  Changshu City Jiangrun Metal               90.40           74.56
                                                 Product Co., Ltd.
The Tongrun Single Entity.....................  The Tongrun Single Entity.......           90.40           74.56
Changzhou Machan Steel Furniture Co., Ltd.....  Changzhou Machan Steel Furniture          145.99          130.09
                                                 Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Hisense Home Appliances Co., Ltd....  Guangdong Hisense Home                    145.99          130.09
                                                 Appliances Co., Ltd.
Hyxion Metal Industry.........................  Hyxion Metal Industry...........          145.99          130.09
Jin Rong Hua Le Metal Manufactures Co., Ltd...  Jin Rong Hua Le Metal                     145.99          130.09
                                                 Manufactures Co., Ltd.
Ningbo Safewell International Holding Corp....  Zhejiang Xiunan Leisure Products          145.99          130.09
                                                 Co., Ltd.
Pinghu Chenda Storage Office Equipment Co.,     Pinghu Chenda Storage Office              145.99          130.09
 Ltd.                                            Equipment Co., Ltd.
Pooke Technology Co., Ltd.....................  Pooke Technology Co., Ltd.......          145.99          130.09
Shanghai All-Fast International Trade Co., Ltd  Kunshan Trusteel Industry Co.             145.99          130.09
                                                 Ltd.

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Shanghai All-Fast International Trade Co., Ltd  Shanghai All-Hop Industry Co.,            145.99          130.09
                                                 Ltd.
Shanghai All-Fast International Trade Co., Ltd  Shanghai Hom-Steel Industry Co.,          145.99          130.09
                                                 Ltd.
Shanghai All-Hop Industry Co., Ltd............  Shanghai All-Hop Industry Co.,            145.99          130.09
                                                 Ltd.
Trantex Product (Zhong Shan) Co., Ltd.........  Trantex Product (Zhong Shan)              145.99          130.09
                                                 Co., Ltd.
PRC-Wide Entity...............................  ................................          168.93          158.39
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, the Department 
will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend 
liquidation of subject merchandise as described in the scope of the 
investigation section entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register, as discussed below. Further, pursuant to section 
733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), the Department will 
instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the weighted-average 
amount by which normal value exceeds U.S. price, as indicated in the 
chart above as follows: (1) For the producer/exporter combinations 
listed in the table above, the cash deposit rate is equal to the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin listed for that combination 
in the table; (2) for all combinations of PRC producers/exporters of 
merchandise under consideration that have not established eligibility 
for their own separate rates, the cash deposit rate will be equal to 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margin established for the PRC-
wide entity; and (3) for all third-country exporters of merchandise 
under consideration not listed in the table above, the cash deposit 
rate is the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC producer/exporter 
combination (or the PRC-wide entity) that supplied that third-country 
exporter.
    To determine the cash deposit rate, the Department normally adjusts 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margin by the amount of domestic 
subsidy pass-through and export subsidies determined in a companion CVD 
proceeding when CVD provisional measures are in effect. Accordingly, 
where the Department has made a preliminary affirmative determination 
for domestic subsidy pass-through or export subsidies, the Department 
has offset the calculated estimated weighted-average dumping margin by 
the appropriate rate(s). Any such adjusted rates may be found in the 
Preliminary Determination Section's chart of estimated weighted-average 
dumping margins above.
    Should provisional measures in the companion CVD investigation 
expire prior to the expiration of provisional measures in this LTFV 
investigation, the Department will direct CBP to begin collecting cash 
deposits at a rate equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping 
margins calculated in this preliminary determination unadjusted for the 
passed-through domestic subsidies or for export subsidies at the time 
the CVD provisional measures expire.
    These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect 
until further notice.

Disclosure

    The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the 
calculations performed in connection with this preliminary 
determination within five days of its public announcement or, if there 
is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication 
of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, the Department intends 
to verify information relied upon in making its final determination.

Public Comment

    Case briefs or other written comments, with the exception of scope 
case briefs or scope comments,\11\ may be submitted to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after 
the date on which the last final verification report is issued in this 
investigation, unless the Department 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.\12\ 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case 
briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation 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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    \11\ As explained above, the actual deadline for the scope case 
briefs was Monday, October 16, 2017.
    \12\ 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 
the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of 
participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and 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.
    All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An 
electronically-filed request must be received successfully in its 
entirety by ACCESS no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the 
established due date.

Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination 
may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement 
is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of 
exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative 
preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by 
the petitioners. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), the Department 
requires that requests by respondents for postponement of a final 
antidumping determination be accompanied by a request for extension of 
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measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months 
in duration.
    On October 6, 2017, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), Geelong and 
the Tongrun Single Entity requested that the Department postpone the 
final determination and that provisional measures be extended to a 
period not to exceed six months.\13\ In accordance with section 
735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because (1) the 
preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporters 
account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject 
merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, the 
Department is postponing the final determination and extending the 
provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater 
than six months. Accordingly, the Department's final determination will 
be published no later than 135 days after the date of publication of 
this preliminary determination.
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    \13\ See Letter from Geelong, ``Antidumping Duty Investigation 
of Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People's Republic of 
China: Request for Extension of the Final Determination,'' dated 
October 6, 2017, and Letter from the Tongrun Single Entity, 
``Tongrun's Request to Extend the Final Determination in the 
Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets 
from the People's Republic of China, A-570-056,'' dated October 6, 
2017.
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International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, the Department will 
notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary 
determination of sales at LTFV. If the final determination is 
affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after 
the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after the final 
determination whether imports of the subject merchandise are materially 
injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

     Dated: November 7, 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 I

Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of this investigation covers certain metal tool chests 
and tool cabinets, with drawers, (tool chests and cabinets), from 
the People's Republic of China (the PRC). The scope covers all metal 
tool chests and cabinets, including top chests, intermediate chests, 
tool cabinets and side cabinets, storage units, mobile work benches, 
and work stations and that have the following physical 
characteristics:
    (1) A body made of carbon, alloy, or stainless steel and/or 
other metals;
    (2) two or more drawers for storage in each individual unit;
    (3) a width (side to side) exceeding 15 inches for side cabinets 
and exceeding 21 inches for all other individual units but not 
exceeding 60 inches;
    (4) a body depth (front to back) exceeding 10 inches but not 
exceeding 24 inches; and
    (5) prepackaged for retail sale.
    For purposes of this scope, the width parameter applies to each 
individual unit, i.e., each individual top chest, intermediate top 
chest, tool cabinet, side cabinet, storage unit, mobile work bench, 
and work station.
    Prepackaged for retail sale means the units may, for example, be 
packaged in a cardboard box, other type of container or packaging, 
and may bear a Universal Product Code, along with photographs, 
pictures, images, features, artwork, and/or product specifications. 
Subject tool chests and cabinets are covered whether imported in 
assembled or unassembled form. Subject merchandise includes tool 
chests and cabinets produced in the PRC but assembled, prepackaged 
for retail sale, or subject to other minor processing in a third 
country prior to importation into the United States. Similarly, it 
would include tool chests and cabinets produced in the PRC that are 
later found to be assembled, prepackaged for retail sale, or subject 
to other minor processing after importation into the United States.
    Subject tool chests and cabinets may also have doors and shelves 
in addition to drawers, may have handles (typically mounted on the 
sides), and may have a work surface on the top. Subject tool chests 
and cabinets may be uncoated (e.g., stainless steel), painted, 
powder coated, galvanized, or otherwise coated for corrosion 
protection or aesthetic appearance.
    Subject tool chests and cabinets may be packaged as individual 
units or in sets. When packaged in sets, they typically include a 
cabinet with one or more chests that stack on top of the cabinet. 
Tool cabinets act as a base tool storage unit and typically have 
rollers, casters, or wheels to permit them to be moved more easily 
when loaded with tools. Work stations and mobile work benches are 
tool cabinets with a work surface on the top that may be made of 
rubber, plastic, metal, wood, or other materials.
    Top chests are designed to be used with a tool cabinet to form a 
tool storage unit. The top chests may be mounted on top of the base 
tool cabinet or onto an intermediate chest. They are often packaged 
as a set with tool cabinets or intermediate chests, but may also be 
packaged separately. They may be packaged with mounting hardware 
(e.g., bolts) and instructions for assembling them onto the base 
tool cabinet or onto an intermediate tool chest which rests on the 
base tool cabinet. Smaller top chests typically have handles on the 
sides, while the larger top chests typically lack handles. 
Intermediate tool chests are designed to fit on top of the floor 
standing tool cabinet and to be used underneath the top tool chest. 
Although they may be packaged or used separately from the tool 
cabinet, intermediate chests are designed to be used in conjunction 
with tool cabinets. The intermediate chests typically do not have 
handles. The intermediate and top chests may have the capability of 
being bolted together.
    Side cabinets are designed to be bolted or otherwise attached to 
the side of the base storage cabinet to expand the storage capacity 
of the base tool cabinet.
    Subject tool chests and cabinets also may be packaged with a 
tool set included. Packaging a subject tool chest and cabinet with a 
tool set does not remove an otherwise covered subject tool chest and 
cabinet from the scope. When this occurs, the tools are not part of 
the subject merchandise.
    All tool chests and cabinets that meet the above definition are 
included in the scope unless otherwise specifically excluded.
    Excluded from the scope of the investigation are tool boxes, 
chests, and cabinets with bodies made of plastic, carbon fiber, 
wood, or other non-metallic substances.
    Also excluded from the scope of the investigation are industrial 
grade steel tool chests and cabinets. The excluded industrial grade 
steel tool chests and cabinets are those:
    (1) Having a body that is over 60 inches in width; or
    (2) having each of the following physical characteristics:
    (a) A body made of steel that is 0.047 inches or more in 
thickness;
    (b) a body depth (front to back) exceeding 21 inches; and
    (c) a unit weight that exceeds the maximum unit weight shown 
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    Also excluded from the scope of the investigation are service 
carts. The excluded service carts have all of the following 
characteristics:
    (1) Casters, wheels, or other similar devices which allow the 
service cart to be rolled from place to place;
    (2) a flat top or flat lid on top of the unit that opens;
    (3) a space or gap between the casters, wheels, or other similar 
devices, and the bottom of the enclosed storage space (e.g., 
drawers) of at least 10 inches; and
    (4) a total unit height, including casters, of less than 48 
inches.
    Also excluded from the scope of the investigation are non-mobile 
work benches. The excluded non-mobile work benches have all of the 
following characteristics:
    (1) A solid top working surface;
    (2) no drawers, one drawer, or two drawers in a side-by-side 
configuration; and
    (3) the unit is supported by legs and has no solid front, side, 
or back panels enclosing the body of the unit.
    Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are metal 
filing cabinets that are configured to hold hanging file folders and 
are classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTSUS) at subheading 9403.10.0020.
    Merchandise subject to this investigation is classified under 
HTSUS categories 9403.20.0021, 9403.20.0026, 9403.20.0030 and 
7326.90.8688, but may also be classified under HTSUS category 
7326.90.3500. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and Customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this 
investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Investigation
IV. Scope Comments
V. Product Characteristics
VI. Selection of Respondents
VII. Affiliation and Single Entity
VIII. Discussion of the Methodology
    A. Non-Market Economy Country
    B. Surrogate Country
    C. Surrogate Value Comments
    D. Separate Rates
    E. Dumping Margin for the Separate Rate Companies
    F. Combination Rates
    G. The PRC-Wide Entity
    H. Application of Facts Available and Adverse Inferences
    I. Date of Sale
    J. Comparisons to Fair Value
    K. U.S. Price
    L. Normal Value
    M. Factor Valuation Methodology
    N. Currency Conversion
IX. Adjustment Under Section 777A(F) of the Act
X. Adjustment to Cash Deposit Rate for Export Subsidies
XI. Conclusion

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