Biodiesel From the Republic of Argentina and the Republic of Indonesia: Countervailing Duty Orders, 3114 [C1-2017-28480]

Download as PDF 3114 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 23, 2018 / Notices 4. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether Commerce Erred by Rejecting Prime Time’s Information Submitted on Behalf of Ningbo Homey Comment 2: Whether Commerce Should Calculate an Exporter/Importer-Specific Margin for Prime Time 5. Recommendation CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2018–01032 Filed 1–22–18; 8:45 am] The Petition BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P On December 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) received a countervailing duty (CVD) Petition concerning imports of certain plastic decorative ribbon (plastic decorative ribbon) from the People’s Republic of China (China), filed in proper form on behalf of Berwick Offray, LLC (the petitioner).1 The CVD Petition was accompanied by an antidumping (AD) Petition concerning imports of plastic decorative ribbon from China. The petitioner is a domestic producer of plastic decorative ribbon.2 On January 2, 2018, Commerce requested supplemental information pertaining to certain areas of the Petition.3 The petitioner filed responses to these requests, including revised scope language, on January 5, 2018.4 In accordance with section 702(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the petitioner alleges that the Government of China (GOC) is providing countervailable subsidies, within the meaning of sections 701 and 771(5) of the Act, to imports of plastic decorative ribbon from China and that such imports are materially injuring, or threatening material injury to, the domestic industry producing plastic decorative ribbon in the United States. Also, consistent with section 702(b)(1) of the Act, the Petition is accompanied by information reasonably available to the petitioner supporting its allegations. Commerce finds that the petitioner filed this Petition on behalf of the domestic industry because the petitioner is an interested party as defined in section 771(9)(C) of the Act. Commerce also finds that the petitioner demonstrated sufficient industry support with respect to the initiation of DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–357–821 and C–560–831] Biodiesel From the Republic of Argentina and the Republic of Indonesia: Countervailing Duty Orders Correction In notice document 2017–28480, appearing on pages 522 through 523, in the issue of Thursday, January 4, 2018, make the following correction: The table, on page 522, in the third column, eleven lines from the top, should read as set forth below. Subsidy rate (percent) Exporters/producers from Argentina: LDC Argentina S.A 1 ............. Vicentin S.A.I.C 2 ................... All Others .............................. Exporters/Producers from Indonesia: Wilmar Trading Co., Ltd ........ PT Musim Mas ...................... All Others .............................. 72.28 71.45 71.87 34.45 64.73 38.95 1 In the final determination, Commerce found the following companies to be crossowned with LDC Argentina S.A.: LDC Semillas S.A., Semillas del Rosario S.A. 2 In the final determination, Commerce found the following companies to be crossowned with Vicentin S.A.I.C.: Oleaginosa San Lorenzo S.A., Los Amores S.A. [FR Doc. C1–2017–28480 Filed 1–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1301–00–D DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [C–570–076] Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable January 23, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maliha Khan at (202) 482–0895, AD/ AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Jan 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 1 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce ‘‘Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China: Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties’’ (December 27, 2017) (the Petition). 2 See Volume I of the Petition, at 3 and Exhibit I–3. 3 See Letters from Commerce, to the petitioner, dated January 2, 2018. 4 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China: Response to Commerce’s January 2, 2018 Supplemental Questions Regarding Volumes I and III of the Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties’’ dated January 4, 2018 (General Issues and China CVD Supplement). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the CVD investigation that the petitioner is requesting.5 Period of Investigation Because the Petition was filed on December 27, 2017, the period of investigation for this investigation is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are plastic decorative ribbon from China. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation,’’ in the Appendix to this notice. Comments on Scope of the Investigation During our review of the Petition, Commerce issued questions to, and received responses from, the petitioner pertaining to the proposed scope to ensure that the scope language in the Petition would be an accurate reflection of the products for which the domestic industry is seeking relief.6 As discussed in the preamble to Commerce’s regulations, we are setting aside a period for interested parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (scope).7 Commerce will consider all comments received from interested parties and, if necessary, will consult with interested parties prior to the issuance of the preliminary determination. If scope comments include factual information,8 all such factual information should be limited to public information. To facilitate preparation of its questionnaire, Commerce requests all interested parties to submit such comments by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, February 5, 2018, which is 20 calendar days from the signature date of this notice. Any rebuttal comments, which may include factual information, must be filed by 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 15, 2018, which is 10 calendar days from the initial comments deadline.9 Commerce requests that any factual information the parties consider relevant to the scope of the investigation be submitted during this time period. However, if a party subsequently finds that additional factual information pertaining to the scope of the 5 See the ‘‘Determination of Industry Support for the Petitions’’ section, below. 6 See Volume I of the Petition at 5–6; see also General Issues and China CVD Supplement at Exhibit COM-Supp-2. 7 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 8 See 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) (defining ‘‘factual information’’). 9 See 19 CFR 351.303(b). E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 3114]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: C1-2017-28480]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-357-821 and C-560-831]


Biodiesel From the Republic of Argentina and the Republic of 
Indonesia: Countervailing Duty Orders

Correction

    In notice document 2017-28480, appearing on pages 522 through 523, 
in the issue of Thursday, January 4, 2018, make the following 
correction:
    The table, on page 522, in the third column, eleven lines from the 
top, should read as set forth below.

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                                                               Subsidy
                                                                 rate
                                                              (percent)
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Exporters/producers from Argentina:
  LDC Argentina S.A \1\....................................        72.28
  Vicentin S.A.I.C \2\.....................................        71.45
  All Others...............................................        71.87
Exporters/Producers from Indonesia:
  Wilmar Trading Co., Ltd..................................        34.45
  PT Musim Mas.............................................        64.73
  All Others...............................................        38.95
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\1\ In the final determination, Commerce found the following companies
  to be cross-owned with LDC Argentina S.A.: LDC Semillas S.A., Semillas
  del Rosario S.A.
\2\ In the final determination, Commerce found the following companies
  to be cross-owned with Vicentin S.A.I.C.: Oleaginosa San Lorenzo S.A.,
  Los Amores S.A.

[FR Doc. C1-2017-28480 Filed 1-22-18; 8:45 am]
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