Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of the First Five-Year Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 18275-18276 [2018-08777]

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The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the delegate of the General Counsel, formally determined on February 13, 2018, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Apr 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–868] Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of the First Five-Year Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On January 2, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on large residential washers from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Commerce determined that it was appropriate to conduct a full review. Commerce preliminarily finds that revocation of this antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable April 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–4136. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On January 2, 2018, Commerce initiated the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on large residential washers from Korea, in accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool), within the 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 83 FR 100 (January 2, 2018) (Initiation). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18275 deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).2 Whirlpool claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer of large residential washers. 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 25, 2018.3 Commerce received substantive responses from Whirlpool 4 and from LG Electronics Inc. (LGEKR), LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. (LGEUS), and LG Electronics Alabama, Inc. (LGEAI) (collectively LGE) 5 within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). LGEKR claimed interested party status under section 771(9) of the Act as a foreign producer and foreign exporter of subject merchandise. LGEUS claimed interested party status under section 771(9) of the Act as a U.S. importer and a U.S. producer of subject merchandise. LGEAI claimed interested party status under section 771(9) of the Act as an importer and distributor or parts. On February 12, 2108, we received rebuttal comments from Whirlpool within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(4).6 On February 23, 2018, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.7 On February 26, 2018, Commerce notified the ITC that it had inadvertently not taken into consideration a substantive response from a respondent interested party and that, in accordance with 19 2 See Letter from Whirlpool re: ‘‘Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Large Residential Washers from Mexico and the Republic of Korea: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated January 17, 2018. 3 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. 4 See Letter from Whirlpool re: ‘‘Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Large Residential Washers from Korea: Substantive Response of Whirlpool Corporation to the Notice of Initiation of First Sunset Review,’’ dated February 5, 2018 (Whirlpool Substantive Response). 5 See Letter from LGE re: ‘‘LG Electronics’ Notice of Intent to Participate and Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation of Sunset Review—Large Residential Washers from Korea,’’ dated February 5, 2018 (LGE Substantive Response). 6 See Letter from Whirlpool re: ‘‘Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Large Residential Washers from Korea: Rebuttal Comments on LGE’s Substantive Response to the Notice of Initiation of First Sunset Review,’’ dated February 12, 2018 (Whirlpool Rebuttal). 7 See Letter re: ‘‘Sunset Reviews Initiated on January 2, 2018,’’ dated February 23, 2018. E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 18276 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 81 / Thursday, April 26, 2018 / Notices CFR 351.218(e)(2), it would conduct a full sunset review of this antidumping duty order.8 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are all large residential washers and certain subassemblies thereof from Korea. The products are currently classifiable under subheadings 8450.20.0040 and 8450.20.0080 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive.9 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised for the preliminary results of this sunset review are addressed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping, and the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail if this order were revoked.10 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via the 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 in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Results of Review Pursuant to section 752(c) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the antidumping duty order on large residential washers from Korea would be likely to lead to continuation or 8 See Letter re: ‘‘Sunset Reviews Initiated on January 2, 2018,’’ dated February 26, 2018. 9 For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see Memorandum ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Large Residential Washers from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 10 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found in the Appendix to this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Apr 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 recurrence of dumping at weighted average margins up to 82.41 percent. Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of the preliminary results of this full sunset review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(i). Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the time limit for filing case briefs in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d). Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(c). A hearing, if requested, will be held two days after the date the rebuttal briefs are due. Commerce will issue a notice of final results of this full sunset review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such comments, no later than September 4, 2018. This five-year (sunset) review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(1). Dated: April 19, 2018. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum: 1. Summary 2. History of the Order 3. Background 4. Scope of the Order 5. Discussion of the Issues a. Legal Framework b. Likelihood of Continuation of Recurrence of Dumping c. Magnitude of the Margin Likely To Prevail 6. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–08777 Filed 4–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–918] Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People’s Republic of China; 2016– 2017; Partial Rescission of the Ninth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On December 7, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel wire AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 garment hangers from the People’s Republic of China (China). Based on M&B Metal Products Co., Ltd.’s (the petitioner) timely withdrawal of the requests for review of certain companies, we are now rescinding this administrative review for the period October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017, with respect to 17 companies. DATES: Applicable April 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christian Llinas, 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) 482–4877. Background On October 4, 2017, Commerce published a notice of ‘‘Opportunity to Request Administrative Review’’ of the antidumping order on steel wire garment hangers from China.1 In October 2017, Commerce received timely requests to conduct administrative reviews of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from China from the petitioner and Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd., and its two affiliates.2 Based upon these requests, on December 7, 2017, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the order covering the period October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017.3 Commerce initiated the administrative review with respect to 20 companies.4 On December 18, 2017, the petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review of 17 companies.5 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 82 FR 46217 (October 4, 2017). 2 See the petitioner’s letter, ‘‘Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China: Review Request,’’ dated October 25, 2017; See Shanghai Wells’ letter, ‘‘Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China: Review Request,’’ dated October 31, 2017. In the first administrative review of the Order, Commerce found that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. (collectively Shanghai Wells) are a single entity. See Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Rescission, in Part, of the First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 68758, 68761 (November 9, 2010), unchanged in First Administrative Review of Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 27994, 27996 (May 13, 2011). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 57705 (December 7, 2017). 4 Id. 5 See the petitioner’s letter, ‘‘Re: Ninth Administrative Review of Steel Wire Garment Hangers from China- Petitioner’s Withdrawal of Review Requests for Specific Companies’’ dated December 18, 2017. E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 81 (Thursday, April 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18275-18276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-868]


Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary 
Results of the First Five-Year Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty 
Order

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

SUMMARY: On January 2, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on 
large residential washers from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Commerce 
determined that it was appropriate to conduct a full review. Commerce 
preliminarily finds that revocation of this antidumping duty order 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the 
levels indicated in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of 
this notice.

DATES: Applicable April 26, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-4136.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On January 2, 2018, Commerce initiated the first sunset review of 
the antidumping duty order on large residential washers from Korea, in 
accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act).\1\ Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from 
Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool), within the deadline specified in 19 
CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\2\ Whirlpool claimed interested party status 
under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer of large 
residential washers.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 83 FR 100 
(January 2, 2018) (Initiation).
    \2\ See Letter from Whirlpool re: ``Five-Year (``Sunset'') 
Review of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Large 
Residential Washers from Mexico and the Republic of Korea: Notice of 
Intent to Participate,'' dated January 17, 2018.
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    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 25, 2018.\3\
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    \3\ 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.
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    Commerce received substantive responses from Whirlpool \4\ and from 
LG Electronics Inc. (LGEKR), LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. (LGEUS), and 
LG Electronics Alabama, Inc. (LGEAI) (collectively LGE) \5\ within the 
30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). LGEKR claimed 
interested party status under section 771(9) of the Act as a foreign 
producer and foreign exporter of subject merchandise. LGEUS claimed 
interested party status under section 771(9) of the Act as a U.S. 
importer and a U.S. producer of subject merchandise. LGEAI claimed 
interested party status under section 771(9) of the Act as an importer 
and distributor or parts.
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    \4\ See Letter from Whirlpool re: ``Five-Year (``Sunset'') 
Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Large Residential Washers from 
Korea: Substantive Response of Whirlpool Corporation to the Notice 
of Initiation of First Sunset Review,'' dated February 5, 2018 
(Whirlpool Substantive Response).
    \5\ See Letter from LGE re: ``LG Electronics' Notice of Intent 
to Participate and Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation of 
Sunset Review--Large Residential Washers from Korea,'' dated 
February 5, 2018 (LGE Substantive Response).
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    On February 12, 2108, we received rebuttal comments from Whirlpool 
within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(4).\6\
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    \6\ See Letter from Whirlpool re: ``Five-Year (``Sunset'') 
Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Large Residential Washers from 
Korea: Rebuttal Comments on LGE's Substantive Response to the Notice 
of Initiation of First Sunset Review,'' dated February 12, 2018 
(Whirlpool Rebuttal).
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    On February 23, 2018, Commerce notified the U.S. International 
Trade Commission (ITC) that it did not receive an adequate substantive 
response from respondent interested parties.\7\ On February 26, 2018, 
Commerce notified the ITC that it had inadvertently not taken into 
consideration a substantive response from a respondent interested party 
and that, in accordance with 19

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CFR 351.218(e)(2), it would conduct a full sunset review of this 
antidumping duty order.\8\
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    \7\ See Letter re: ``Sunset Reviews Initiated on January 2, 
2018,'' dated February 23, 2018.
    \8\ See Letter re: ``Sunset Reviews Initiated on January 2, 
2018,'' dated February 26, 2018.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are all large residential washers 
and certain subassemblies thereof from Korea. The products are 
currently classifiable under subheadings 8450.20.0040 and 8450.20.0080 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).
    Products subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS 
subheadings 8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. 
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this 
scope is dispositive.\9\
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    \9\ For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see 
Memorandum ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Large Residential Washers from the Republic of Korea,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised for the preliminary results of this sunset review 
are addressed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The issues 
discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are the likelihood of 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, and the magnitude of the margins 
of dumping likely to prevail if this order were revoked.\10\ The 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 
electronically via the 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 
in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.
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    \10\ A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be found in the Appendix to this notice.
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Preliminary Results of Review

    Pursuant to section 752(c) of the Act, we determine that revocation 
of the antidumping duty order on large residential washers from Korea 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at 
weighted average margins up to 82.41 percent.
    Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days 
after the date of publication of the preliminary results of this full 
sunset review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(i). Rebuttal 
briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may 
be filed not later than five days after the time limit for filing case 
briefs in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d). Any interested party may 
request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(c). A hearing, if requested, will be 
held two days after the date the rebuttal briefs are due. Commerce will 
issue a notice of final results of this full sunset review, which will 
include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such 
comments, no later than September 4, 2018.
    This five-year (sunset) review and notice are in accordance with 
sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(f)(1).

    Dated: April 19, 2018.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

    List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum:

1. Summary
2. History of the Order
3. Background
4. Scope of the Order
5. Discussion of the Issues
    a. Legal Framework
    b. Likelihood of Continuation of Recurrence of Dumping
    c. Magnitude of the Margin Likely To Prevail
6. Recommendation

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