Countervailing Duty Investigation of Cast Iron Soil Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination, 15129 [2018-07192]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 68 / Monday, April 9, 2018 / Notices Dated: April 3, 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—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Particular Market Situation V. Comparison to Normal Value VI. Product Comparisons VII. Discussion of Methodology A. Determination of Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis C. Date of Sale D. Export Price E. Normal Value F. Currency Conversion VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–07191 Filed 4–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–080] Countervailing Duty Investigation of Cast Iron Soil Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable April 9, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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) 482–5307. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Background On February 15, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of cast iron soil pipe from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than April 23, 2018. Postponement of the Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD investigation 1 See Cast Iron Soil Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 83 FR 8047 (February 23, 2018). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Apr 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 within 65 days of the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, if the petitioner makes a timely request for an extension of the period within which the determination must be made, Commerce may postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which it initiated the investigation, pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act. The Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute (the petitioner) has made a timely request to postpone the preliminary determination, maintaining that the current deadline does not realistically provide Commerce with adequate time to review the questionnaire responses.2 In light of the request from the petitioner, Commerce, in accordance with section 703(c)(l)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the day on which Commerce initiated this investigation, i.e., June 25, 2018. Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: April 3, 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. [FR Doc. 2018–07192 Filed 4–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–560–828] Certain Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the sole exporter subject to this administrative review has not made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. AGENCY: 2 See, the petitioner’s March 28, 2018, submission. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: 15129 Applicable April 9, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Wiltse or David Crespo, 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) 482–6345 or (202) 482–3693, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Indonesia. The notice of initiation of this administrative review was published on May 9, 2017.1 We rescinded the review of PT. Indah Kiat Pulp and Paper Tbk, PT. Pabrik Kertas Tjiwi Kimia Tbk, and Pindo Deli Pulp and Paper Mills on August 11, 2017.2 As a result, this review only covers APRIL,3 a producer and exporter of the subject merchandise. The POR is August 26, 2015, through February 28, 2017. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 through January 22, 2018. As a result, the revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now April 3, 2018.4 We preliminarily determine that APRIL has not made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 21513 (May 9, 2017) (Initiation Notice), as corrected by Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 26444, 26451 (June 7, 2017). 2 See Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia: Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2017, 82 FR 37565 (August 11, 2017), as corrected by Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia: Notice of Correction to Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2017, 82 FR 44381 (September 22, 2017). 3 Commerce selected PT Anugerah Kertas Utama, PT Riau Andalan Kertas, and APRIL Fine Paper Macao Offshore Limited (collectively, APRIL) as a mandatory respondent in this investigation. Further, for these preliminary results, Commerce preliminarily has determined to collapse, and treat as a single entity, this company and two affiliated parties, PT Sateri Viscose International and A P Fine Paper Trading (Hong Kong) Limited. See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2015–2017 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), at 4–6. The collapsed entity is hereinafter collectively referred to as APRIL. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 23, 2018. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by three days. E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-080]


Countervailing Duty Investigation of Cast Iron Soil Pipe From the 
People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination

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

DATES: Applicable April 9, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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) 482-5307.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 15, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of cast iron soil 
pipe from the People's Republic of China.\1\ Currently, the preliminary 
determination is due no later than April 23, 2018.
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    \1\ See Cast Iron Soil Pipe from the People's Republic of China: 
Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 83 FR 8047 
(February 23, 2018).
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Postponement of the Preliminary Determination

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD 
investigation within 65 days of the date on which Commerce initiated 
the investigation. However, if the petitioner makes a timely request 
for an extension of the period within which the determination must be 
made, Commerce may postpone making the preliminary determination until 
no later than 130 days after the date on which it initiated the 
investigation, pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act. The Cast 
Iron Soil Pipe Institute (the petitioner) has made a timely request to 
postpone the preliminary determination, maintaining that the current 
deadline does not realistically provide Commerce with adequate time to 
review the questionnaire responses.\2\
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    \2\ See, the petitioner's March 28, 2018, submission.
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    In light of the request from the petitioner, Commerce, in 
accordance with section 703(c)(l)(A) of the Act, is postponing the 
deadline for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days 
after the day on which Commerce initiated this investigation, i.e., 
June 25, 2018. Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination will continue 
to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless 
postponed.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 
703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

     Dated: April 3, 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.
[FR Doc. 2018-07192 Filed 4-6-18; 8:45 am]
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