100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft From Canada: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 61252-61254 [2017-27875]

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[FR Doc. 2017–27940 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES [S–105–2017] Approval of Subzone Status; R.W. Smith & Co/TriMark USA, LLC; Lewisville, Texas On July 11, 2017, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by the Metroplex VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:43 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 On October 19, 2017, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by the Pennsylvania Foreign Trade Zone Corporation, grantee of FTZ 295, requesting subzone status subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 295, on behalf of North American Hoganas Company, in Johnstown, Hollsopple and St, Mary’s, Pennsylvania. The application was processed in accordance with the FTZ Act and Regulations, including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (82 FR 49586–49587, October 26, 2017). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for approval. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board Executive Secretary (15 CFR Sec. 400.36(f)), the application to establish Subzone 295B was approved on December 19, 2017, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and further subject to FTZ 295’s 2,000acre activation limit. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 20, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–27881 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–56–2017] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 122—Corpus Christi, Texas; Authorization of Production Activity, Voestalpine Texas, LLC, Subzone 122T (Hot Briquetted Iron and By-Products) Portland, Texas On August 18, 2017, the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, grantee of FTZ 122, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of voestalpine Texas, LLC, within Subzone 122T, in Portland, Texas. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (82 FR 42647–42648, September 11, 2017). On December 18, 2017, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: December 21, 2017. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–27882 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–122–860] 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft From Canada: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of 100- to 150-seat large civil aircraft (aircraft) from Canada. The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. For information on the estimated subsidy AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Notices version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. rates, see the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable December 27, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley or Ross Belliveau, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4987, or (202) 482–4952, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES The petitioner in this investigation is The Boeing Company. In addition to the Governments of Canada, Quebec and the United Kingdom, the mandatory respondent in this investigation is Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier). The events that occurred since the Department published the Preliminary Determination 1 on October 2, 2017, are discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.2 The Issues and Decision Memorandum also details the changes we made since the Preliminary Determination to the subsidy rates calculated for the mandatory respondent and all other producers/exporters. The Issues and 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 Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic 1 See 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 82 FR 45807 (October 2, 2017) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum from James P. Maeder, Senior Director performing the duties of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to P. Lee Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of 100- to 15-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:43 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 Scope of the Investigation The scope of the investigation is aircraft from Canada. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I. Analysis of Subsidy Programs and Comments Received The subsidy programs under investigation and the issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this investigation are discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues that parties raised, and to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached to this notice as Appendix II. Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), during September and October 2017, the Department verified the subsidy information reported by the Governments of Canada, Quebec and the United Kingdom, and Bombardier. We used standard verification procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting records and original source documents provided by the respondents.3 Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our review and analysis of the comments received from parties, and minor corrections presented at verification, we made certain changes to Bombardier’s subsidy rate calculations since the Preliminary Determination. As a result of these changes, the Department has also revised the ‘‘allothers’’ rate. For a discussion of these changes, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum and the Final Analysis Memorandum.4 3 See Memorandum ‘‘Verification of the ´ ˆ Questionnaire Responses of Caisse de depot et ´ placement du Quebec (CDPQ, or Caisse),’’ dated October 17, 2017; Memorandum ‘‘Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of the Government of Canada (GOC),’’ dated October 23, 2017; Memorandum ‘‘Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of Bombardier, Inc. Pertaining to Short Brothers PLC,’’ dated November 1, 2017; Memorandum ‘‘Verification of the Questionnaire ´ Responses of the Government of Quebec (GOQ),’’ dated November 3, 2017; Memorandum ‘‘Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of the Government of the United Kingdom,’’ dated November 3, 2017; and Memorandum ‘‘Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of Bombardier, Inc. and the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership,’’ dated November 7, 2017. 4 See Memorandum ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada: Final Determination Calculation Memorandum for Bombardier, Inc. and the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Final Analysis Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61253 Final Determination In accordance with section 705(c)(1)(B)(i)(I) of the Act, we calculated a rate for Bombardier (the only individually investigated exporter/ producer of subject merchandise). Section 705(c)(5)(A)(i) of the Act states that, for companies not individually investigated, we will determine an ‘‘all others’’ rate equal to the weightedaverage countervailable subsidy rates established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero and de minimis countervailable subsidy rates, and any rates determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. Where the rates for investigated companies are zero or de minimis, or based entirely on facts otherwise available, section 705(c)(5)(A)(ii) of the Act instructs the Department to establish an ‘‘all others’’ rate using ‘‘any reasonable method.’’ Because the only individually calculated rate is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts otherwise available, in accordance with 705(c)(5)(A)(i) of the Act, the rate calculated for Bombardier is assigned as the all-others rate. We determine the total estimated net countervailable subsidy rates to be: Company Bombardier, Inc. 5 ................. All-Others .............................. Subsidy rate (percent) 212.39 212.39 Disclosure The Department will disclose the calculations performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 703(d) of the Act, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after October 2, 2017, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination. International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification In accordance with section 705(d) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of our 5 The Department found the following companies to be cross-owned with Bombardier: C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership; Short Brothers PLC (Shorts); and BT (Investment) UK Limited. Additionally, the Department found that Bombardier and Short Brothers PLC comprise an international consortium within the meaning of section 701(d) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 61254 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Notices determination. In addition, we are making available to the ITC all nonprivileged and non-proprietary information related to this investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or under an administrative protective order (APO), without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Because the final determination in this proceeding is affirmative, in accordance with section 705(b) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of aircraft from Canada no later than 45 days after our final determination. If the ITC determines that material injury or threat of material injury does not exist, the proceeding will be terminated and all cash deposits will be refunded. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, the Department will issue a CVD order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, countervailing duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation, as discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders In the event that the ITC issues a final negative injury determination, this notice will serve as the only reminder to parties subject to the APO of their responsibility concerning the destruction 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 violation which is subject to sanction. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 705(d) and 777(i) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:43 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: December 18, 2017. P. Lee Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is aircraft, regardless of seating configuration, that have a standard 100- to 150-seat two-class seating capacity and a minimum 2,900 nautical mile range, as these terms are defined below. ‘‘Standard 100- to 150-seat two-class seating capacity’’ refers to the capacity to accommodate 100 to 150 passengers, when eight passenger seats are configured for a 36inch pitch, and the remaining passenger seats are configured for a 32-inch pitch. ‘‘Pitch’’ is the distance between a point on one seat and the same point on the seat in front of it. ‘‘Standard 100- to 150-seat two-class seating capacity’’ does not delineate the number of seats actually in a subject aircraft or the actual seating configuration of a subject aircraft. Thus, the number of seats actually in a subject aircraft may be below 100 or exceed 150. A ‘‘minimum 2,900 nautical mile range’’ means: (i) Able to transport between 100 and 150 passengers and their luggage on routes equal to or longer than 2,900 nautical miles; or (ii) covered by a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certificate or supplemental type certificate that also covers other aircraft with a minimum 2,900 nautical mile range. The scope includes all aircraft covered by the description above, regardless of whether they enter the United States fully or partially assembled, and regardless of whether, at the time of entry into the United States, they are approved for use by the FAA. The merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 8802.40.0040. The merchandise may alternatively be classifiable under HTSUS subheading 8802.40.0090. Although these HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum Summary Background Case History Period of Investigation Scope of the Investigation I. Scope Comments Subsidies Valuation Information A. Allocation Period B. Attribution of Subsidies C. Denominators D. Creditworthiness E. Equityworthiness F. Loan Benchmarks and Interest Rates Analysis of Programs PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 A. Programs Determined To Be Countervailable B. Programs Determined Not to Provide Countervailable Benefits During the POI C. Programs Determined Not To Be Used During the POI D. Programs Determined To Be Not Countervailable Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Countervailability of the CDPQ Equity Infusion Comment 2: Whether CDPQ Is an Authority Comment 3: Whether the Department Should Accept the Petitioner’s Rebuttal Factual Information Regarding the CDPQ Verification Report Comment 4: Equityworthiness of IQ’s Investment in CSALP Comment 5: Whether To Revise the Calculation of the IQ Equity Infusion Comment 6: Whether the International Consortia Provision of the Act Applies to This Investigation Comment 7: Creditworthiness of Bombardier, Shorts, and the C Series Program Comment 8: Whether the U.K. Launch Aid Provides a Market Rate of Return Comment 9: Analyzing the U.K. Launch Aid Separately From the GOC and GOQ Launch Aid Comment 10: The Appropriate Denominator for the GOC Launch Aid Comment 11: Capping the Launch Aid Benefit Amounts Comment 12: The Appropriate Benchmark for the U.K., GOC, and GOQ Launch Aid Comment 13: Whether To Adjust the Benefit Streams for the U.K., GOC, and GOQ Launch Aid Comment 14: The Appropriate Benchmark for the Land Provided at Mirabel for LTAR Comment 15: Whether ADM Is an Authority ´ Comment 16: Emploi-Quebec Grants: Specificity and Benefit Calculation Comment 17: Whether the GOQ and GOC SR&ED Tax Credits Are Countervailable Comment 18: Bombardier’s Federal SR&ED Tax Credit Comment 19: Specificity and Benefits of U.K. Tax Credits Comment 20: Specificity of INI, Resource Efficiency, Innovate UK and ATI Grants Comment 21: Removal of the Nautical Mile Range Criterion Comment 22: Revision of the Seating Capacity Comment 23: Bombardier-Airbus Transaction Conclusion [FR Doc. 2017–27875 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-122-860]


100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft From Canada: Final 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that 
countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters 
of 100- to 150-seat large civil aircraft (aircraft) from Canada. The 
period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 
2016. For information on the estimated subsidy

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rates, see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable December 27, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley or Ross Belliveau, AD/
CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4987, or (202) 
482-4952, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The petitioner in this investigation is The Boeing Company. In 
addition to the Governments of Canada, Quebec and the United Kingdom, 
the mandatory respondent in this investigation is Bombardier Inc. 
(Bombardier).
    The events that occurred since the Department published the 
Preliminary Determination \1\ on October 2, 2017, are discussed in the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this 
notice.\2\ The Issues and Decision Memorandum also details the changes 
we made since the Preliminary Determination to the subsidy rates 
calculated for the mandatory respondent and all other producers/
exporters. The Issues and 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 Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete 
version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \1\ See 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada: 
Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty 
Determination, 82 FR 45807 (October 2, 2017) (Preliminary 
Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See Memorandum from James P. Maeder, Senior Director 
performing the duties of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to P. Lee Smith, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations performing 
the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, entitled, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final 
Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of 100- to 
15-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada,'' dated concurrently with 
this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of the investigation is aircraft from Canada. For a 
complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I.

Analysis of Subsidy Programs and Comments Received

    The subsidy programs under investigation and the issues raised in 
the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this investigation are 
discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues 
that parties raised, and to which we responded in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum, is attached to this notice as Appendix II.

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), during September and October 2017, the Department verified 
the subsidy information reported by the Governments of Canada, Quebec 
and the United Kingdom, and Bombardier. We used standard verification 
procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting records and 
original source documents provided by the respondents.\3\
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    \3\ See Memorandum ``Verification of the Questionnaire Responses 
of Caisse de d[eacute]p[ocirc]t et placement du Qu[eacute]bec (CDPQ, 
or Caisse),'' dated October 17, 2017; Memorandum ``Verification of 
the Questionnaire Responses of the Government of Canada (GOC),'' 
dated October 23, 2017; Memorandum ``Verification of the 
Questionnaire Responses of Bombardier, Inc. Pertaining to Short 
Brothers PLC,'' dated November 1, 2017; Memorandum ``Verification of 
the Questionnaire Responses of the Government of Qu[eacute]bec 
(GOQ),'' dated November 3, 2017; Memorandum ``Verification of the 
Questionnaire Responses of the Government of the United Kingdom,'' 
dated November 3, 2017; and Memorandum ``Verification of the 
Questionnaire Responses of Bombardier, Inc. and the C Series 
Aircraft Limited Partnership,'' dated November 7, 2017.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our review and analysis of the comments received from 
parties, and minor corrections presented at verification, we made 
certain changes to Bombardier's subsidy rate calculations since the 
Preliminary Determination. As a result of these changes, the Department 
has also revised the ``all-others'' rate. For a discussion of these 
changes, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum and the Final Analysis 
Memorandum.\4\
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    \4\ See Memorandum ``Countervailing Duty Investigation of 100- 
to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada: Final Determination 
Calculation Memorandum for Bombardier, Inc. and the C Series 
Aircraft Limited Partnership,'' dated concurrently with this notice 
(Final Analysis Memorandum).
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Final Determination

    In accordance with section 705(c)(1)(B)(i)(I) of the Act, we 
calculated a rate for Bombardier (the only individually investigated 
exporter/producer of subject merchandise). Section 705(c)(5)(A)(i) of 
the Act states that, for companies not individually investigated, we 
will determine an ``all others'' rate equal to the weighted-average 
countervailable subsidy rates established for exporters and producers 
individually investigated, excluding any zero and de minimis 
countervailable subsidy rates, and any rates determined entirely under 
section 776 of the Act. Where the rates for investigated companies are 
zero or de minimis, or based entirely on facts otherwise available, 
section 705(c)(5)(A)(ii) of the Act instructs the Department to 
establish an ``all others'' rate using ``any reasonable method.''
    Because the only individually calculated rate is not zero, de 
minimis, or based entirely on facts otherwise available, in accordance 
with 705(c)(5)(A)(i) of the Act, the rate calculated for Bombardier is 
assigned as the all-others rate. We determine the total estimated net 
countervailable subsidy rates to be:
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    \5\ The Department found the following companies to be cross-
owned with Bombardier: C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership; Short 
Brothers PLC (Shorts); and BT (Investment) UK Limited. Additionally, 
the Department found that Bombardier and Short Brothers PLC comprise 
an international consortium within the meaning of section 701(d) of 
the Act.

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                         Company                             (percent)
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Bombardier, Inc. \5\....................................          212.39
All-Others..............................................          212.39
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Disclosure

    The Department will disclose the calculations performed within five 
days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this 
proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 703(d) of the Act, we will instruct U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation 
of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, on or 
after October 2, 2017, the date of publication of the Preliminary 
Determination.

International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification

    In accordance with section 705(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
ITC of our

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determination. In addition, we are making available to the ITC all non-
privileged and non-proprietary information related to this 
investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and 
business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC 
confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or 
under an administrative protective order (APO), without the written 
consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
    Because the final determination in this proceeding is affirmative, 
in accordance with section 705(b) of the Act, the ITC will make its 
final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United 
States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by 
reason of imports of aircraft from Canada no later than 45 days after 
our final determination. If the ITC determines that material injury or 
threat of material injury does not exist, the proceeding will be 
terminated and all cash deposits will be refunded. If the ITC 
determines that such injury does exist, the Department will issue a CVD 
order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the 
Department, countervailing duties on all imports of the subject 
merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation, as discussed 
above in the ``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation'' section.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    In the event that the ITC issues a final negative injury 
determination, this notice will serve as the only reminder to parties 
subject to the APO of their responsibility concerning the destruction 
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 violation which is subject to sanction.
    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
705(d) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: December 18, 2017.
P. Lee Smith,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations performing the 
duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is aircraft, 
regardless of seating configuration, that have a standard 100- to 
150-seat two-class seating capacity and a minimum 2,900 nautical 
mile range, as these terms are defined below.
    ``Standard 100- to 150-seat two-class seating capacity'' refers 
to the capacity to accommodate 100 to 150 passengers, when eight 
passenger seats are configured for a 36-inch pitch, and the 
remaining passenger seats are configured for a 32-inch pitch. 
``Pitch'' is the distance between a point on one seat and the same 
point on the seat in front of it.
    ``Standard 100- to 150-seat two-class seating capacity'' does 
not delineate the number of seats actually in a subject aircraft or 
the actual seating configuration of a subject aircraft. Thus, the 
number of seats actually in a subject aircraft may be below 100 or 
exceed 150.
    A ``minimum 2,900 nautical mile range'' means:
    (i) Able to transport between 100 and 150 passengers and their 
luggage on routes equal to or longer than 2,900 nautical miles; or
    (ii) covered by a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 
type certificate or supplemental type certificate that also covers 
other aircraft with a minimum 2,900 nautical mile range.
    The scope includes all aircraft covered by the description 
above, regardless of whether they enter the United States fully or 
partially assembled, and regardless of whether, at the time of entry 
into the United States, they are approved for use by the FAA.
    The merchandise covered by this investigation is currently 
classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) subheading 8802.40.0040. The merchandise may alternatively 
be classifiable under HTSUS subheading 8802.40.0090. Although these 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description of the scope of the investigation is 
dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

Summary
Background
    Case History
    Period of Investigation
    Scope of the Investigation
I. Scope Comments
Subsidies Valuation Information
    A. Allocation Period
    B. Attribution of Subsidies
    C. Denominators
    D. Creditworthiness
    E. Equityworthiness
    F. Loan Benchmarks and Interest Rates
Analysis of Programs
    A. Programs Determined To Be Countervailable
    B. Programs Determined Not to Provide Countervailable Benefits 
During the POI
    C. Programs Determined Not To Be Used During the POI
    D. Programs Determined To Be Not Countervailable
Analysis of Comments
    Comment 1: Countervailability of the CDPQ Equity Infusion
    Comment 2: Whether CDPQ Is an Authority
    Comment 3: Whether the Department Should Accept the Petitioner's 
Rebuttal Factual Information Regarding the CDPQ Verification Report
    Comment 4: Equityworthiness of IQ's Investment in CSALP
    Comment 5: Whether To Revise the Calculation of the IQ Equity 
Infusion
    Comment 6: Whether the International Consortia Provision of the 
Act Applies to This Investigation
    Comment 7: Creditworthiness of Bombardier, Shorts, and the C 
Series Program
    Comment 8: Whether the U.K. Launch Aid Provides a Market Rate of 
Return
    Comment 9: Analyzing the U.K. Launch Aid Separately From the GOC 
and GOQ Launch Aid
    Comment 10: The Appropriate Denominator for the GOC Launch Aid
    Comment 11: Capping the Launch Aid Benefit Amounts
    Comment 12: The Appropriate Benchmark for the U.K., GOC, and GOQ 
Launch Aid
    Comment 13: Whether To Adjust the Benefit Streams for the U.K., 
GOC, and GOQ Launch Aid
    Comment 14: The Appropriate Benchmark for the Land Provided at 
Mirabel for LTAR
    Comment 15: Whether ADM Is an Authority
    Comment 16: Emploi-Qu[eacute]bec Grants: Specificity and Benefit 
Calculation
    Comment 17: Whether the GOQ and GOC SR&ED Tax Credits Are 
Countervailable
    Comment 18: Bombardier's Federal SR&ED Tax Credit
    Comment 19: Specificity and Benefits of U.K. Tax Credits
    Comment 20: Specificity of INI, Resource Efficiency, Innovate UK 
and ATI Grants
    Comment 21: Removal of the Nautical Mile Range Criterion
    Comment 22: Revision of the Seating Capacity
    Comment 23: Bombardier-Airbus Transaction
Conclusion

[FR Doc. 2017-27875 Filed 12-26-17; 8:45 am]
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