North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Review: Notice of Request for Panel Review, 19221-19222 [2018-09266]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 2, 2018 / Notices 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. The revised deadline for the final results is now May 7, 2018.5 Scope of the Orders daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES The merchandise covered by these orders is certain wind towers, whether or not tapered, and sections thereof. Certain wind towers are designed to support the nacelle and rotor blades in a wind turbine with a minimum rated electrical power generation capacity in excess of 100 kilowatts and with a minimum height of 50 meters measured from the base of the tower to the bottom of the nacelle (i.e., where the top of the tower and nacelle are joined) when fully assembled. A wind tower section consists of, at a minimum, multiple steel plates rolled into cylindrical or conical shapes and welded together (or otherwise attached) to form a steel shell, regardless of coating, end-finish, painting, treatment, or method of manufacture, and with or without flanges, doors, or internal or external components (e.g., flooring/ decking, ladders, lifts, electrical buss boxes, electrical cabling, conduit, cable harness for nacelle generator, interior lighting, tool and storage lockers) attached to the wind tower section. Several wind tower sections are normally required to form a completed wind tower. Wind towers and sections thereof are included within the scope whether or not they are joined with nonsubject merchandise, such as nacelles or rotor blades, and whether or not they have internal or external components attached to the subject merchandise. Specifically excluded from the scope are nacelles and roto blades, regardless of whether they are attached to the wind tower. Also excluded are any internal or external components which are not attached to the wind towers or sections thereof. Merchandise covered by the orders is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 5 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. In addition, because the deadline falls on a non-business day (i.e., the weekend), pursuant to Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The revised deadline is May 7, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 May 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 7308.20.0020 6 or 8502.31.0000.7 Prior to 2011, merchandise covered by this review was classified in the HTSUS under subheading 7308.20.0000 and may continue to be to some degree. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in these reviews, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation of the Orders and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Orders were revoked, is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.8 A list of the topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as Appendix. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the 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 https:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. 19221 Notification to Interested Parties This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.218, and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii). Dated: April 26, 2018. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. History of the Orders V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Dumping Margins Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Reviews VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–09312 Filed 5–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Final Results of Sunset Reviews DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weightedaverage margins up to 60.02 percent for China and up to 58.54 percent for Vietnam. International Trade Administration 6 Wind towers are classified under HTSUS 7308.20.0020 when imported as a tower or tower section(s) alone. 7 Wind towers may also be classified under HTSUS 8502.31.0000 when imported as part of a wind turbine (i.e., accompanying nacelles and/or rotor blades). 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Utility Scale Wind Towers from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Review: Notice of Request for Panel Review United States Section, NAFTA Secretariat, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of NAFTA Request for Panel Review in the matter of Large Residential Washers from Mexico: Final results of antidumping duty administrative review (Secretariat File Number: USA–MEX–2018–1904–04). AGENCY: A Request for Panel Review was filed on behalf of Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Electrolux Home Products Corp. N.V., and Electrolux Home Products de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (collectively ‘‘Electrolux’’) with the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 19222 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 2, 2018 / Notices United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on April 18, 2018, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of the Department of Commerce’s final antidumping duty determination regarding Large Residential Washers from Mexico. The final determination was published in the Federal Register on March 19, 2018 (83 FR 11,963). The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned case number USA–MEX– 2018–1904–04 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of Article 1904 of NAFTA provides a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico. Following a Request for Panel Review, a Binational Panel is composed to review the trade remedy determination being challenged and issue a binding Panel Decision. There are established NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews, which were adopted by the three governments for panels requested pursuant to Article 1904(2) of NAFTA which requires Requests for Panel Review to be published in accordance with Rule 35. For the complete Rules, please see https:// www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Home/Textsof-the-Agreement/Rules-of-Procedure/ Article-1904. The Rules provide that: (a) A Party or interested person may challenge the final determination in whole or in part by filing a Complaint in accordance with Rule 39 within 30 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Complaint is May 18, 2018); (b) A Party, investigating authority or interested person that does not file a Complaint but that intends to appear in support of any reviewable portion of the final determination may participate in the panel review by filing a Notice of Appearance in accordance with Rule 40 within 45 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Notice of Appearance is June 4, 2018); and (c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error of fact or law, including challenges to the jurisdiction of the investigating authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in the panel review and to the procedural and substantive defenses raised in the panel review. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 May 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: April 26, 2018. Paul E. Morris, U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2018–09266 Filed 5–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–869] Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on large residential washers (washing machines) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable May 2, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kaitlin Wojnar at (202) 482–3857, AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce published the CVD order on washing machines from Korea on February 15, 2013.1 On January 2, 2018, Commerce initiated this review, the first five-year (sunset) review of the Order, in accordance with section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 Whirlpool Corporation, a domestic producer of washing machines and the petitioner in the underlying CVD investigation, subsequently filed a timely notice of intent to participate.3 Commerce received an adequate and timely substantive response from the 1 See Large Residential Washers from the Republic of Korea: Countervailing Duty Order, 78 FR 11154 (February 15, 2013) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 83 FR 100 (January 2, 2018). 3 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘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,’’ January 17, 2018. As a domestic producer of washing machines, the petitioner is an interested party to this proceeding pursuant to section 771(9)(C) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 petitioner on February 5, 2018.4 Neither the Government of Korea (GOK) nor any other respondent interested party to this proceeding submitted a substantive response. Therefore, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B)(2) and (C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited sunset review of the Order. As a result of the tolling of deadlines for the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 through January 22, 2018, the deadline for this expedited sunset review was extended to May 7, 2018.5 Scope of the Order The product covered by the Order is washing machines from Korea. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Appendix to this notice. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.6 These issues include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies, the net countervailable subsidy rate likely to prevail upon revocation of the Order, and the nature of the subsidies. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is available electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit in Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of net 4 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Large Residential Washers from Korea: Substantive Response of Whirlpool Corporation to the Notice of Initiation of First Sunset Review,’’ February 5, 2018. The petitioner’s response was filed in accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(d). 5 See Commerce Memorandum, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ January 23, 2018. 6 See Commerce Memorandum, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Order on Large Residential Washers from the Republic of Korea: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this Federal Register notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 85 (Wednesday, May 2, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19221-19222]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09266]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 
Binational Panel Review: Notice of Request for Panel Review

AGENCY: United States Section, NAFTA Secretariat, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of NAFTA Request for Panel Review in the matter of Large 
Residential Washers from Mexico: Final results of antidumping duty 
administrative review (Secretariat File Number: USA-MEX-2018-1904-04).

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SUMMARY: A Request for Panel Review was filed on behalf of Electrolux 
Home Products, Inc., Electrolux Home Products Corp. N.V., and 
Electrolux Home Products de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (collectively 
``Electrolux'') with the

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United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on April 18, 2018, 
pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of the 
Department of Commerce's final antidumping duty determination regarding 
Large Residential Washers from Mexico. The final determination was 
published in the Federal Register on March 19, 2018 (83 FR 11,963). The 
NAFTA Secretariat has assigned case number USA-MEX-2018-1904-04 to this 
request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States 
Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-5438.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of Article 1904 of NAFTA provides 
a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations 
issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of 
Canada, and the Government of Mexico. Following a Request for Panel 
Review, a Binational Panel is composed to review the trade remedy 
determination being challenged and issue a binding Panel Decision. 
There are established NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 
Binational Panel Reviews, which were adopted by the three governments 
for panels requested pursuant to Article 1904(2) of NAFTA which 
requires Requests for Panel Review to be published in accordance with 
Rule 35. For the complete Rules, please see https://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Home/Texts-of-the-Agreement/Rules-of-Procedure/Article-1904.
    The Rules provide that:
    (a) A Party or interested person may challenge the final 
determination in whole or in part by filing a Complaint in accordance 
with Rule 39 within 30 days after the filing of the first Request for 
Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Complaint is May 18, 2018);
    (b) A Party, investigating authority or interested person that does 
not file a Complaint but that intends to appear in support of any 
reviewable portion of the final determination may participate in the 
panel review by filing a Notice of Appearance in accordance with Rule 
40 within 45 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel 
Review (the deadline for filing a Notice of Appearance is June 4, 
2018); and
    (c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error 
of fact or law, including challenges to the jurisdiction of the 
investigating authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in 
the panel review and to the procedural and substantive defenses raised 
in the panel review.

    Dated: April 26, 2018.
Paul E. Morris,
U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2018-09266 Filed 5-1-18; 8:45 am]
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