Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015, 57209-57210 [2017-26065]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices of administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Sidenor will be the rate established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 25.77 percent, the all-others rate established in the investigation.3 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers Dated: November 27, 2017. Carole Showers, Executive Director, Office of Policy performing the duties of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Discussion of the Methodology 3 See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Stainless Steel Bar from Spain, 59 FR 66931 (December 28, 1994). 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 [FR Doc. 2017–26064 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–991] Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of chlorinated isocyanurates (chloro isos) from the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. The administrative review covers three producers/exporters: (1) Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co., Ltd. (Hebei Jiheng); (2) Heze Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Huayi); and (3) Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd. (Kangtai). We preliminarily determine that these companies received countervailable subsidies during the POR related to certain programs. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 4, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Hancock or Omar Qureshi, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1394 or (202) 482–5307, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: This notice 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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and increase the subsequent assessment of the antidumping duties by the amount of the antidumping duties reimburses. The preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 a. Determination of the Comparison Method b. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis 5. Product Comparisons 6. Date of Sale 7. Export Price 8. Normal Value a. Home Market Viability as Comparison Market b. Level of Trade c. Sales to Affiliates d. Cost of Production 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test e. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices f. Price to Constructed Value Comparison 9. Currency Conversion 10. Recommendation Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57209 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are chloro isos, which are derivatives are cyanuric acid, described as chlorinated s-triazine triones.1 Chloro isos are currently classifiable under subheadings 2933.69.6015, 2933.69.6021, 2933.69.6050, 3808.50.4000, 3808.94.5000, and 3808.99.9500 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written product description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Methodology On November 13, 2014, the Department published in the Federal Register a countervailing duty (CVD) order on chloro isos from the PRC.2 The Department is conducting this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily find that there is a subsidy (i.e., a financial contribution from an authority that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient), and that the subsidy is specific.3 In making this preliminary determination, the Department relied, in part, on facts otherwise available, with the application of adverse inferences.4 For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is provided at the Appendix 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 http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main 1 For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results, published concurrently with this notice. 2 Id. 3 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 4 See section 776(a) of the Act. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 57210 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Results of Review In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, we calculated an estimated individual countervailable subsidy rate for each producer/exporter of the subject merchandise individually investigated during the period of January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. We preliminarily determine these rates to be: 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. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we intend to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after issuance of these preliminary results. Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirement Subsidy Company rate In accordance with 19 CFR (percent) 351.221(b)(4)(i), we preliminarily Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co., Ltd 25.18 assigned subsidy rates in the amounts Heze Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd ... 3.81 shown above for the producer/exporters Juancheng Kangtai Chemical shown above. Upon issuance of the final Co., Ltd ................................... 1.53 results, the Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Disclosure and Public Comment (CBP) shall assess, CVDs on all appropriate entries covered by this The Department intends to disclose review. We intend to issue instructions its calculations and analysis performed to CBP 15 days after publication of the to interested parties in this preliminary final results of review. determination within five days of its Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the public announcement, or if there is no Act, the Department also intends to public announcement, within five days instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of of the date of this notice in accordance estimated CVDs, in the amounts shown with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Case briefs or above for each of the respective other written comments may be companies shown above, on shipments submitted to the Assistant Secretary for of subject merchandise entered, or Enforcement and Compliance no later withdrawn from warehouse, for than 30 days after the date of consumption on or after the date of publication of the preliminary publication of the final results of this determination. Rebuttal briefs, limited review. For all non-reviewed firms, we to issues raised in case briefs, may be will instruct CBP to continue to collect submitted no later than five days after cash deposits at the most-recent the deadline date for case briefs.6 company-specific or all-others rate Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and applicable to the company, as (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or appropriate. These cash deposit rebuttal briefs in this investigation are requirements, when imposed, shall encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; remain in effect until further notice. These preliminary results are issued (2) a brief summary of the argument; and published in accordance with and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the interested parties who wish to request a Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). hearing, limited to issues raised in the Dated: November 27, 2017. case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a Carole Showers, written request to the Assistant Executive Director, Office of Policy Secretary for Enforcement and performing the duties of the Deputy Assistant Compliance, U.S. Department of Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Commerce within 30 days after the date Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in of publication of this notice. Requests the Preliminary Decision Memorandum should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the I. Summary number of participants, whether any II. Background 6 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 III. Application of CVD Law to Imports From the PRC IV. Subsidies Valuation PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 V. Benchmarks VI. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VII. Analysis of Programs VIII. Disclosure and Public Comment IX. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2017–26065 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–867] Large Power Transformers From the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) obtained information, with respect to certain entities, sufficient to warrant the self-initiation of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on large power transformers (LPTs) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Interested parties are invited to submit comments, as indicated below. DATES: Applicable December 4, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moses Song, 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) 482–5041. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 31, 2012, the Department published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on LPTs from Korea.1 Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) is one of the producers/ exporters reviewed in the less-than fairvalue investigation and has been reviewed in each subsequent administrative review of the Order. During the 2014/2015 administrative review, which is also the most recently completed administrative review, the Department assigned HHI an antidumping duty rate of 60.81 percent.2 To address concerns that certain merchandise may not be entering the United States at the appropriate cash deposit rate, the 1 See Large Power Transformers from the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 53177 (August 31, 2012) (the Order). 2 See Large Power Transformers from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015, 82 FR 13432 (March 13, 2017) (2014/2015 Final Results). E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-991]


Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily 
determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to 
producers and exporters of chlorinated isocyanurates (chloro isos) from 
the People's Republic of China (the PRC). The period of review (POR) is 
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. The administrative review covers 
three producers/exporters: (1) Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co., Ltd. (Hebei 
Jiheng); (2) Heze Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Huayi); and (3) Juancheng 
Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd. (Kangtai). We preliminarily determine that 
these companies received countervailable subsidies during the POR 
related to certain programs. Interested parties are invited to comment 
on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable December 4, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Hancock or Omar Qureshi, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-1394 or (202) 482-5307, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are chloro isos, which are 
derivatives are cyanuric acid, described as chlorinated s-triazine 
triones.\1\ Chloro isos are currently classifiable under subheadings 
2933.69.6015, 2933.69.6021, 2933.69.6050, 3808.50.4000, 3808.94.5000, 
and 3808.99.9500 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes; the written product description of the scope of the order is 
dispositive.
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    \1\ For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Chlorinated 
Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China: Decision 
Memorandum for the Preliminary Results, published concurrently with 
this notice.
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Methodology

    On November 13, 2014, the Department published in the Federal 
Register a countervailing duty (CVD) order on chloro isos from the 
PRC.\2\ The Department is conducting this administrative review in 
accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found 
countervailable, we preliminarily find that there is a subsidy (i.e., a 
financial contribution from an authority that gives rise to a benefit 
to the recipient), and that the subsidy is specific.\3\ In making this 
preliminary determination, the Department relied, in part, on facts 
otherwise available, with the application of adverse inferences.\4\ For 
further information, see ``Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse 
Inferences'' in the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\5\ A 
list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
provided at the Appendix to this notice.
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    \2\ Id.
    \3\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
    \4\ See section 776(a) of the Act.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Chlorinated 
Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China,'' 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 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 
is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of 
the main

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Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

Preliminary Results of Review

    In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, we 
calculated an estimated individual countervailable subsidy rate for 
each producer/exporter of the subject merchandise individually 
investigated during the period of January 1, 2015, through December 31, 
2015. We preliminarily determine these rates to be:

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                                                                Subsidy
                           Company                               rate
                                                               (percent)
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Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co., Ltd..............................       25.18
Heze Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd................................        3.81
Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd.........................        1.53
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department intends to disclose its calculations and analysis 
performed to interested parties in this preliminary determination 
within five days of its public announcement, or if there is no public 
announcement, within five days of the date of this notice in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Case briefs or other written comments may be 
submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no 
later than 30 days after the date of publication of the preliminary 
determination. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case 
briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline 
date for case briefs.\6\ 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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    \6\ 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.
    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, we intend to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by 
the parties in their comments, within 120 days after issuance of these 
preliminary results.

Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirement

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we preliminarily 
assigned subsidy rates in the amounts shown above for the producer/
exporters shown above. Upon issuance of the final results, the 
Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) shall assess, CVDs on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of review.
    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, the Department also 
intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated CVDs, in 
the amounts shown above for each of the respective companies shown 
above, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the 
final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will 
instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most-recent 
company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as 
appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.
    These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: November 27, 2017.
Carole Showers,
Executive Director, Office of Policy performing the duties of the 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Application of CVD Law to Imports From the PRC
IV. Subsidies Valuation
V. Benchmarks
VI. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
VII. Analysis of Programs
VIII. Disclosure and Public Comment
IX. Conclusion

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