Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results and Notice of Amended Final Results, 15364-15365 [2018-07317]

Download as PDF 15364 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Notices Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope Comments IV. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination V. Discussion of the Issues: The Total Adverse Facts Available Rate for the Vietnam-Wide Entity and Selection of Surrogate Country and Surrogate Values VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–07316 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–980] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results and Notice of Amended Final Results Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Court of International Trade (CIT or Court) sustained the final results of redetermination pursuant to remand pertaining to the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from the People’s Republic of China (China) covering the period of review (POR) January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results of the administrative review and that we are amending the final results with respect to the total ad valorem countervailable subsidy rate assigned to JA Solar Technology Yangzhou Co., Ltd. and its cross-owned affiliates (collectively, JA Solar), Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. (Trina Solar), and Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (Wuxi Suntech). DATES: Applicable April 6, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kaitlin Wojnar at (202) 482–3857, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 19, 2016, Commerce published the Final Results.1 Two parties, SolarWorld Americas, Inc. (SolarWorld) and Trina Solar, contested Commerce’s findings in the Final Results. SolarWorld is a U.S. producer of solar cells and was the petitioner in the CVD investigation of solar cells from China. Trina Solar is a Chinese producer/exporter of solar cells, which participated as a non-individually examined respondent in the underlying administrative review.2 Wuxi Suntech and JA Solar were not parties to this litigation. However, Wuxi Suntech also participated as a non-individually examined respondent in the underlying administrative review,3 and JA Solar was the only individually examined company respondent in the underlying administrative review.4 In the Final Results, Commerce calculated a countervailable subsidy rate of 19.20 percent for JA Solar, which was also assigned to Trina Solar and Wuxi Suntech.5 On August 18, 2017, the CIT remanded the Final Results to Commerce.6 In particular, the Court instructed Commerce to further explain or reconsider its method of calculating a benchmark price to measure the adequacy of remuneration for solar glass.7 In accordance with the ruling, Commerce issued its Remand Redetermination, in which it further explained its benchmark determination and corrected an error in the calculation of that benchmark.8 As a result of the 1 See Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China, 81 FR 46904 (July 19, 2016) (Final Results), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 2 See Final Results, 81 FR at 46905. 3 Id. 4 Id. 5 Id. 6 See Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. v. United States, Slip Op. 17–106, Court No. 16–00157 (CIT 2017) (Trina Solar). 7 Id. at 3. 8 See Commerce Memorandum, ‘‘Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. v. United States, Court of International Trade Consolidated Court No. 16– 00157: Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Remand,’’ November 30, 2017 (Remand Redetermination). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 corrected error, Commerce revised the countervailable subsidy rates for JA Solar, Trina Solar, and Wuxi Suntech to 24.66 percent.9 On March 27, 2018, the CIT sustained Commerce’s Remand Redetermination in full,10 thereby affirming a 24.66 percent countervailable subsidy rate for JA Solar, Trina Solar, and Wuxi Suntech. Timken Notice In its decision in Timken,11 as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,12 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that, pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce must publish a notice of a court decision that is not ‘‘in harmony’’ with a Department determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The CIT’s March 27, 2018 final judgment sustaining the Final Redetermination constitutes a final decision of the Court that is not in harmony with Commerce’s Final Results. This notice is published in fulfillment of the Timken publication requirements. Accordingly, Commerce will continue the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise pending a final and conclusive court decision. Amended Final Results Because there is now a final court decision, we are amending the Final Results with respect to the countervailable subsidy rate assigned to JA Solar, Trina Solar, and Wuxi Suntech. Based on the Remand Redetermination, as affirmed by the CIT, the revised countervailable subsidy rates for JA Solar, Trina Solar, and Wuxi Suntech for the period January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013, are as follows: 9 Id. 10 See Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. v. United States, Slip Op. 18–31, Court No. 16–00157 (CIT 2018). 11 See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337, 341 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken). 12 See Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades). E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Notices Producer/exporter Subsidy rates (percent) JA Solar Technology Yangzhou Co., Ltd.13 ........ Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. .................... Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. .................................... 24.66 24.66 24.66 In the eventthat the CIT’s rulings are not appealed or, if appealed, are upheld by a final and conclusive court decision, Commerce will instruct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on unliquidated entries of subject merchandise based on the revised countervailing duty rates listed above. Cash Deposit Requirements Notification to Interested Parties daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 516A(e)(1), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. 13 Commerce found JA Solar Technology Yangzhou Co., Ltd. to be cross owned with the following companies: JingAo Solar Co., Ltd.; JA Solar Technology Yangzhou Co., Ltd.; Jing Hai Yang Semiconductor Material (Donghai) Co., Ltd.; Donghai JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd.; JA (Hefei) Renewable Energy Co., Ltd.; Hefei JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd.; Solar Silicon Valley Electronic Science and Technology Co., Ltd.; Hebei Ningjin Songgong Semiconductor Co., Ltd.; Shanghai JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd.; Ningjin Songgong Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.; JingLong Industry and Commerce Group Co., Ltd.; Ningjin Guiguang Electronic .Investment Co., Ltd.; Yangguang Guifeng Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.; Ninjing Jingxing Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.; Ningjin Saimei Ganglong Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.; Jingwei Electronic Material Co., Ltd.; Ningjin Changlong Electronic Materials Manufacturing Co.; Ningjin Jingfeng Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.; Ningjin County Jingyuan New Energy Investment Co., Ltd.; Xingtai Jinglong Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.; Hebei Yujing Electronic Science and Technology Co., Ltd.; Hebei Ningtong Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.; and Ningjing Sunshine New Energy Co., Ltd. See Final Results. 14 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014, 82 FR 32678, 32680 (July 17, 2017). 16:56 Apr 09, 2018 [FR Doc. 2018–07317 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–056] Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of certain tool chests and cabinets (tool chests) from the People’s Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable April 10, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun or Andre Gziryan, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5760 and (202) 482–2201, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Since the Final Results, Commerce has established a new cash deposit rate for Trina Solar and Wuxi Suntech.14 Therefore, this amended final determination does not change the laterestablished cash deposit rates for Trina Solar and Wuxi Suntech. JA Solar does not have a superseding cash deposit rate and, therefore, Commerce will issue revised cash deposit instructions to CBP, adjusting the cash deposit rate for JA solar to 24.66 percent, effective April 6, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Dated: April 4, 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. Jkt 244001 15365 Period of Investigation The period of investigation is October 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are tool chests from China. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ in Appendix I of this notice. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were submitted by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of issues raised is attached to this notice at Appendix II. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public 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 to all parties in Commerce’s 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 on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), we verified the U.S. sales and factors of production information submitted by the Tongrun Single Entity 3 in December 2017 and January 2018.4 We used standard verification procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting and production records, and original source documents provided by Background Commerce published the Preliminary the Tongrun Single Entity. Because Determination in the LTFV investigation Geelong Sales (Macao Commercial Offshore) Limited (Geelong), the other of tool chests from China on November 16, 2017.1 For a complete description of mandatory respondent in this the events that followed the Preliminary investigation, informed Commerce that it would not participate in the Determination, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum dated 3 The Tongrun Single Entity is comprised of concurrently with, and hereby adopted Jiangsu Tongrun Equipment Technology Co., Ltd., 2 by, this notice. Changshu Taron Machinery Equipment 1 See Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 82 FR 53456 (November 16, 2017) (Preliminary Determination) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See the Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Changshu Tongrun Mechanical & Electrical Equipment Manufacture Co., Ltd., and Shanghai Tongrun Import and Export Co., Ltd. See Preliminary Results, 82 FR at 53457, n.10, and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 5–7. 4 See the Reports, ‘‘Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Verification of the Export Price Sales and Factors of Production Response of the Tongrun Single Entity,’’ and ‘‘LessThan-Fair-Value Investigation of Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Verification of the Constructed Export Price Sales Response of the Tongrun Single Entity,’’ dated January 18, 2018. E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 69 (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15364-15365]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-980]


Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled 
Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court 
Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results and Notice of Amended Final 
Results

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Court of International Trade (CIT or Court) sustained the 
final results of redetermination pursuant to remand pertaining to the 
administrative review of the countervailing duty order on crystalline 
silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from 
the People's Republic of China (China) covering the period of review 
(POR) January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. The Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment in 
this case is not in harmony with the final results of the 
administrative review and that we are amending the final results with 
respect to the total ad valorem countervailable subsidy rate assigned 
to JA Solar Technology Yangzhou Co., Ltd. and its cross-owned 
affiliates (collectively, JA Solar), Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., 
Ltd. (Trina Solar), and Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (Wuxi Suntech).

DATES: Applicable April 6, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kaitlin Wojnar at (202) 482-3857, AD/
CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 19, 2016, Commerce published the Final Results.\1\ Two 
parties, SolarWorld Americas, Inc. (SolarWorld) and Trina Solar, 
contested Commerce's findings in the Final Results. SolarWorld is a 
U.S. producer of solar cells and was the petitioner in the CVD 
investigation of solar cells from China. Trina Solar is a Chinese 
producer/exporter of solar cells, which participated as a non-
individually examined respondent in the underlying administrative 
review.\2\ Wuxi Suntech and JA Solar were not parties to this 
litigation. However, Wuxi Suntech also participated as a non-
individually examined respondent in the underlying administrative 
review,\3\ and JA Solar was the only individually examined company 
respondent in the underlying administrative review.\4\ In the Final 
Results, Commerce calculated a countervailable subsidy rate of 19.20 
percent for JA Solar, which was also assigned to Trina Solar and Wuxi 
Suntech.\5\
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    \1\ See Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review: Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Assembled into Modules, from the People's Republic of China, 81 FR 
46904 (July 19, 2016) (Final Results), and accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See Final Results, 81 FR at 46905.
    \3\ Id.
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ Id.
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    On August 18, 2017, the CIT remanded the Final Results to 
Commerce.\6\ In particular, the Court instructed Commerce to further 
explain or reconsider its method of calculating a benchmark price to 
measure the adequacy of remuneration for solar glass.\7\ In accordance 
with the ruling, Commerce issued its Remand Redetermination, in which 
it further explained its benchmark determination and corrected an error 
in the calculation of that benchmark.\8\ As a result of the corrected 
error, Commerce revised the countervailable subsidy rates for JA Solar, 
Trina Solar, and Wuxi Suntech to 24.66 percent.\9\ On March 27, 2018, 
the CIT sustained Commerce's Remand Redetermination in full,\10\ 
thereby affirming a 24.66 percent countervailable subsidy rate for JA 
Solar, Trina Solar, and Wuxi Suntech.
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    \6\ See Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. v. United States, Slip 
Op. 17-106, Court No. 16-00157 (CIT 2017) (Trina Solar).
    \7\ Id. at 3.
    \8\ See Commerce Memorandum, ``Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. 
v. United States, Court of International Trade Consolidated Court 
No. 16-00157: Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Remand,'' 
November 30, 2017 (Remand Redetermination).
    \9\ Id.
    \10\ See Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. v. United 
States, Slip Op. 18-31, Court No. 16-00157 (CIT 2018).
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Timken Notice

    In its decision in Timken,\11\ as clarified by Diamond 
Sawblades,\12\ the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that, 
pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), Commerce must publish a notice of a court decision that is not 
``in harmony'' with a Department determination and must suspend 
liquidation of entries pending a ``conclusive'' court decision. The 
CIT's March 27, 2018 final judgment sustaining the Final 
Redetermination constitutes a final decision of the Court that is not 
in harmony with Commerce's Final Results. This notice is published in 
fulfillment of the Timken publication requirements. Accordingly, 
Commerce will continue the suspension of liquidation of the subject 
merchandise pending a final and conclusive court decision.
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    \11\ See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337, 341 (Fed. 
Cir. 1990) (Timken).
    \12\ See Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 
F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades).
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Amended Final Results

    Because there is now a final court decision, we are amending the 
Final Results with respect to the countervailable subsidy rate assigned 
to JA Solar, Trina Solar, and Wuxi Suntech. Based on the Remand 
Redetermination, as affirmed by the CIT, the revised countervailable 
subsidy rates for JA Solar, Trina Solar, and Wuxi Suntech for the 
period January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013, are as follows:

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JA Solar Technology Yangzhou Co., Ltd.\13\..............           24.66
Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd...................           24.66
Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd.............................           24.66
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    In the event that the CIT's rulings are not appealed or, if 
appealed, are upheld by a final and conclusive court decision, Commerce 
will instruct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping 
duties on unliquidated entries of subject merchandise based on the 
revised countervailing duty rates listed above.
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    \13\ Commerce found JA Solar Technology Yangzhou Co., Ltd. to be 
cross owned with the following companies: JingAo Solar Co., Ltd.; JA 
Solar Technology Yangzhou Co., Ltd.; Jing Hai Yang Semiconductor 
Material (Donghai) Co., Ltd.; Donghai JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd.; 
JA (Hefei) Renewable Energy Co., Ltd.; Hefei JA Solar Technology 
Co., Ltd.; Solar Silicon Valley Electronic Science and Technology 
Co., Ltd.; Hebei Ningjin Songgong Semiconductor Co., Ltd.; Shanghai 
JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd.; Ningjin Songgong Electronic Materials 
Co., Ltd.; JingLong Industry and Commerce Group Co., Ltd.; Ningjin 
Guiguang Electronic .Investment Co., Ltd.; Yangguang Guifeng 
Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.; Ninjing Jingxing Electronic 
Materials Co., Ltd.; Ningjin Saimei Ganglong Electronic Materials 
Co., Ltd.; Jingwei Electronic Material Co., Ltd.; Ningjin Changlong 
Electronic Materials Manufacturing Co.; Ningjin Jingfeng Electronic 
Materials Co., Ltd.; Ningjin County Jingyuan New Energy Investment 
Co., Ltd.; Xingtai Jinglong Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.; Hebei 
Yujing Electronic Science and Technology Co., Ltd.; Hebei Ningtong 
Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.; and Ningjing Sunshine New Energy 
Co., Ltd. See Final Results.
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    Since the Final Results, Commerce has established a new cash 
deposit rate for Trina Solar and Wuxi Suntech.\14\ Therefore, this 
amended final determination does not change the later-established cash 
deposit rates for Trina Solar and Wuxi Suntech. JA Solar does not have 
a superseding cash deposit rate and, therefore, Commerce will issue 
revised cash deposit instructions to CBP, adjusting the cash deposit 
rate for JA solar to 24.66 percent, effective April 6, 2018.
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    \14\ See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Assembled into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, and Partial 
Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014, 82 FR 
32678, 32680 (July 17, 2017).
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 
516A(e)(1), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

     Dated: April 4, 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.
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