Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 14262-14263 [2018-06723]

Download as PDF 14262 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2018 / Notices Certification Requirements Any party submitting factual information in an AD or CVD proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.51 Parties must use the certification formats provided in 19 CFR 351.303(g).52 Commerce intends to reject factual submissions if the submitting party does not comply with applicable revised certification requirements. Notification to Interested Parties Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305.53 This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 732(c)(2) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.203(c). Dated: March 27, 2018. 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—Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is laminated woven sacks. Laminated woven sacks are bags consisting of one or more plies of fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip, regardless of the width of the strip; with or without an extrusion coating of polypropylene and/or polyethylene on one or both sides of the fabric; laminated by any method either to an exterior ply of plastic film such as biaxiallyoriented polypropylene (BOPP), polyester (PET), polyethylene (PE), nylon, or any film suitable for printing, or to an exterior ply of paper; printed; displaying, containing, or comprising three or more visible colors (e.g., laminated woven sacks printed with three different shades of blue would be covered by the scope), not including the color of the woven fabric; regardless of the type of printing process used; with or without lining; with or without handles; with or without special closing features (including, but not limited to, closures that are sewn, glued, easy-open (e.g., tape or thread), re-closable (e.g., slider, hook and loop, zipper), hotwelded, adhesive-welded, or press- to-close); whether finished or unfinished (e.g., whether 51 See section 782(b) of the Act. Certification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013); see also frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_info_ final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. 53 On January 22, 2008, Commerce published Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO Procedures, 73 FR 3634 (January 22, 2008). Parties wishing to participate in this investigation should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 52 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Apr 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 or not closed on one end and whether or not in roll form, including, but not limited to, sheets, lay-flat, or formed in tubes); not exceeding one kilogram in actual weight. Laminated woven sacks produced in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam are subject to the scope regardless of the country of origin of the fabric used to make the sack. Subject laminated woven sacks are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 6305.33.0040. If entered with plastic coating on both sides of the fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/ or woven polyethylene strip, laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 3923.21.0080, 3923.21.0095, and 3923.29.0000. If entered not closed on one end or in roll form (including, but not limited to, sheets, lay-flat tubing, and sleeves), laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under other HTSUS subheadings, including 3917.39.0050, 3921.90.1100, 3921.90.1500, and 5903.90.2500. If the polypropylene strips and/or polyethylene strips making up the fabric measure more than 5 millimeters in width, laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under other HTSUS subheadings including 4601.99.0500, 4601.99.9000, and 4602.90.0000. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2018–06727 Filed 4–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–073] Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of the Less-Than-FairValue Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective April 3, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Bellhouse at (202) 482–2057 or Deborah Scott at (202) 482–2657, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 28, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated an antidumping duty investigation concerning imports of common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from the People’s PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Republic of China.1 The notice of initiation stated that Commerce, in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1), would issue its preliminary determination no later than 140 days after the date of the initiation, unless postponed.2 Commerce has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 through 22, 2018. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day.3 The current deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation is no later than April 20, 2018. Postponement of Preliminary Determination On March 19, 2018, the Aluminum Association Common Alloy Sheet Trade Enforcement Working Group (the Domestic Industry), made a request for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determination in this investigation to provide Commerce with sufficient time to review submissions and request supplemental information, in order to arrive at the most accurate results possible.4 No other parties commented. Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2), Commerce has the authority to extend the deadline for the preliminary determination in this investigation. Because Commerce has the support of cooperating parties and has deemed the investigation to be extraordinarily complicated, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days, until June 11, 2018, in accordance with section 1 See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-ThanFair-Value Investigation, 82 FR 57214 (November 28, 2017) (Initiation Notice); see also Memorandum, ‘‘Initiation of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated November 28, 2017 (Initiation Memorandum). 2 Id., 82 FR at 57217. 3 See Memorandum for The Record from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, performing the nonexclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government’’ (Tolling Memorandum), dated January 23, 2018. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 3 days. 4 See Letter, ‘‘Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People’s Republic of China—Domestic Industry Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated March 19, 2018. E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2018 / Notices 733(c)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2).5 In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act, the deadline for the final determination of this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: March 29, 2018. P. Lee Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. Scope of the Order 4 The merchandise subject to the order is citric acid and certain citrate salts from Canada. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 2918.14.0000, 2918.15.1000, 2918.15.5000, and 3824.90.9290. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description, available in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum,5 remains dispositive. [FR Doc. 2018–06723 Filed 4–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–122–853] Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Canada: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Jungbunzlauer Canada, Inc. (JBL Canada), producer/exporter of citric acid and certain citrate salts from Canada, did not sell subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable April 3, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Renato Barreda or George Ayache, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0317 or (202) 482–2623, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES On February 6, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results 1 of the 5 This date reflects the next business day after the deadline of June 9, 2018. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 1 See Citric Acid and Citrate Salts from Canada: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017, 83 FR 5246 (February 6, 2018) (Preliminary Results), and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Apr 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts from Canada. This review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, JBL Canada. We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.2 No interested party submitted comments.3 Further, no party submitted a request for a hearing in the instant review. Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Changes Since the Preliminary Results As no parties submitted comments on the margin calculation methodology used in the Preliminary Results, Commerce made no adjustments to that methodology in the final results of this review. Final Results of the Review As a result of this review, Commerce determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margin exists for entries of subject merchandise that were produced and/or exported by the following company during the POR: Manufacturer/exporter Weightedaverage margin (percent) Jungbunzlauer Canada, Inc. 0.00 accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 Id. 3 JBL Canada submitted a case brief stating: ‘‘Respondent JBL has no comments on the Department’s Preliminary Results. JBL reserves the right to submit a rebuttal brief in response to any issue(s) which may be raised by Petitioners in their case brief.’’ See letter from JBL ‘‘Eighth Administrative Review of the Antidumping Order on Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Sales from Canada—JBL Canada’s Case Brief,’’ dated March 8, 2018. 4 See Citric Acid and Citrate Salts from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 74 FR 25703 (May 29, 2009) (the Order). 5 For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the PDM at 2, which can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14263 Assessment Rates Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b).6 Because we calculated a zero margin for JBL Canada in the final results of this review, we intend to instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. In accordance with Commerce’s ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by JBL Canada for which it did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate those entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. Commerce intends to issue the appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 41 days after the date of publication of these final results of review, in accordance with 19 CFR 356.8(a). Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of these final results for all shipments of citric acid and certain citrate salts from Canada entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for merchandise produced or exported by JBL Canada will be zero; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a completed prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 23.21 percent, the all-others rate established in the Order. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 6 See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b). E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 64 (Tuesday, April 3, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14262-14263]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-073]


Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From the People's Republic of China: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determination of the Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation

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

DATES: Effective April 3, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Bellhouse at (202) 482-2057 or 
Deborah Scott at (202) 482-2657, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and 
Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On November 28, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated an antidumping duty investigation concerning imports of 
common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from the People's Republic 
of China.\1\ The notice of initiation stated that Commerce, in 
accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1), would issue its 
preliminary determination no later than 140 days after the date of the 
initiation, unless postponed.\2\ Commerce has exercised its discretion 
to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal 
Government from January 20 through 22, 2018. If the new deadline falls 
on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce's practice, the 
deadline will become the next business day.\3\ The current deadline for 
the preliminary determination of this investigation is no later than 
April 20, 2018.
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    \1\ See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People's Republic 
of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 82 FR 
57214 (November 28, 2017) (Initiation Notice); see also Memorandum, 
``Initiation of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Common Alloy 
Aluminum Sheet from the People's Republic of China,'' dated November 
28, 2017 (Initiation Memorandum).
    \2\ Id., 82 FR at 57217.
    \3\ See Memorandum for The Record from Christian Marsh, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, performing the 
non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of 
the Federal Government'' (Tolling Memorandum), dated January 23, 
2018. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been 
extended by 3 days.
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Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    On March 19, 2018, the Aluminum Association Common Alloy Sheet 
Trade Enforcement Working Group (the Domestic Industry), made a request 
for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determination in this 
investigation to provide Commerce with sufficient time to review 
submissions and request supplemental information, in order to arrive at 
the most accurate results possible.\4\ No other parties commented.
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    \4\ See Letter, ``Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People's 
Republic of China--Domestic Industry Request for Postponement of the 
Preliminary Determination,'' dated March 19, 2018.
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    Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.205(b)(2), Commerce has the authority to extend the deadline for 
the preliminary determination in this investigation. Because Commerce 
has the support of cooperating parties and has deemed the investigation 
to be extraordinarily complicated, Commerce is postponing the deadline 
for the preliminary determination by 50 days, until June 11, 2018, in 
accordance with section

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733(c)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2).\5\
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    \5\ This date reflects the next business day after the deadline 
of June 9, 2018. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next 
Business Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines 
Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 
2005).
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    In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act, the deadline for 
the final determination of this investigation will continue to be 75 
days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed 
at a later date.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: March 29, 2018.
P. Lee Smith,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations.
[FR Doc. 2018-06723 Filed 4-2-18; 8:45 am]
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