Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016, 39677-39679 [2018-17177]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.14 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. Unless otherwise extended, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. Where the respondent reported reliable entered values, we calculated importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rates by aggregating the dumping margins calculated for all U.S. sales to each importer (or customer) and dividing this amount by the total entered value of the sales to each importer (or customer).15 Where Commerce calculated a weightedaverage dumping margin by dividing the total amount of dumping for reviewed sales to that party by the total sales quantity associated with those transactions, Commerce will direct CBP to assess importer- (or customer-) specific assessment rates based on the resulting per-unit rates.16 Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem or per-unit rate is greater than de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent), Commerce will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.17 Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem or perunit rate is zero or de minimis, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.18 Consistent with Commerce’s assessment practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR 14 See 15 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 17 Id. 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Aug 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Bonuts, PT, and Unicatch will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for other manufacturers and exporters covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which that manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 2.24 percent, the all-others rate in the LTFV PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 investigation.20 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notifications This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: August 3, 2018. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Cash Deposit Requirements 19 For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 16 Id. 18 See produced by Bonuts, PT, or Unicatch, for which the producer did not know that its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.19 For the firms covered by this review, we intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. For the non-reviewed firms for which we are rescinding this administrative review, Commerce intends to instruct CBP 15 days after publication of these preliminary results of review to assess antidumping duties at rates equal to the rates of cash deposits for estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, during the period May 20, 2016, through June 30, 2017, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(2). 39677 List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review 5. Duty Absorption 6. Use of Facts Available With an Adverse Inference 7. Comparisons to Normal Value 8. Date of Sale 9. Export Price and Constructed Export Price 10. Normal Value 11. Currency Conversion 12. Verification 13. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–17163 Filed 8–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–825] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the AGENCY: 20 See Certain Steel Nails from Taiwan: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 80 FR 28959 (May 20, 2015). E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 39678 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES countervailing duty (CVD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. We preliminarily determine that Jindal Poly Films Limited of India (Jindal) and SRF Limited/SRF Limited of India (SRF) received countervailable subsidies during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable August 10, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum and Kathryn Wallace, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0197 and (202) 482–6251, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 3, 2017, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PET film from India, for the period July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.1 In accordance with sections 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2) and (3), in July 2017, we received five review requests. DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., and SKC, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners) requested reviews of Ester Industries Limited (Ester), Garware Polyester Ltd. (Garware), Polyplex Corporation Ltd. (Polyplex), SRF, Jindal, and Vacmet India Limited (Vacmet). Additionally, Polyplex USA LLC requested reviews for Ester, Garware, Jindal, MTZ Polyesters Ltd. (MTZ), Polyplex, SRF Limited, Uflex Ltd. (Uflex), and Vacmet. Finally, Chiripal Poly Films Limited (Chiripal), SRF, and Jindal each selfrequested to be reviewed in the instant review. Subsequently, on September 13, 2017, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.222(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PET Film from India.2 On October 3, 2017, we placed on the record U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) import data for purposes of respondent selection, and 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 82 FR 30833 (July 3, 2017). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 42974 (September 13, 2017) (Initiation Notice). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Aug 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 invited parties to comment.3 On October 10, 2017, SRF and Jindal each submitted comments requesting selection for individual examination.4 Subsequently, SRF,5 Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India) 6 each timely withdrew their requests for review. Polyplex USA timely withdrew its requests for a review on December 12, 2016, for all companies.7 On January 23, 2018, Commerce issued a memorandum tolling all deadlines for this investigation by three days due to the shutdown of the federal government.8 On March 23, 2018,9 and June 1, 2018, we extended the deadline for the preliminary results of this review to August 3, 2018. Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are all gauges of raw, pretreated, or primed polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip, whether extruded or coextruded. Excluded are metallized films and other finished films that have had at least one of their surfaces modified by the application of a performance-enhancing resinous or inorganic layer of more than 0.00001 inches thick. Imports of PET film are classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item number 3920.62.00.90. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Commerce initiated a review of ten companies in this segment of the proceeding.10 In response to timely filed 3 See Memorandum ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Release of U.S. Customs Entry Data for Respondent Selection’’ dated October 3, 2017. 4 See SRF’s CBP Comments; see also Jindal’s Letter, ‘‘PET Film from India: Comments on CBP Data’’ dated October 10, 2017. 5 See SRF’s Letter, ‘‘Withdrawal of Request for Countervailing Duty Admin Review of SRF Limited (SRF)’’ dated December 11, 2017. 6 See Jindal’s Letter, ‘‘Withdraw Requests for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order and Countervailing Duty Order’’ dated December 10, 2017. 7 Polyplex USA’s Letter, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Request of Partial Withdrawal of Administrative Review,’’ dated December 12, 2017. 8 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. 9 See Memorandum, ‘‘Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review—2016’’ dated March 23, 2018; see also Memorandum, ‘‘Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review’’ dated June 1, 2018. 10 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 withdrawal requests, we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to Uflex and MTZ, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Accordingly, the companies subject to the instant review are: Ester Industries Ltd.; Garware Polyester Ltd.; Jindal; Polyplex Corporation Ltd.; SRF; and Vacmet India Limited, of which Commerce has selected Jindal and SRF as the mandatory respondents.11 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(l)(A) of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.12 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. The Preliminary 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 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://trade.gov/ enforcement/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Companies Not Selected for Individual Review For the companies not selected for individual review, because the rates calculated for Jindal and SRF were above de minimis and not based entirely on facts available, we applied, 42974, 42974 (September 13, 2017). The ten companies were Chiripal, Ester, Garware, Jindal, MTZ, Polyplex, SRF (as SRF Limited and SRF Limited of India), Uflex, and Vacmet). 11 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Selection of Respondents for Individual Examination’’ dated November 27, 2017. 12 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2018 / Notices consistent with section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, a subsidy rate based on a simple average of the subsidy rates calculated for Jindal and SRF because publicly ranged sales data was not submitted by respondents. Preliminary Results of Review We preliminarily determine the total estimated net countervailable subsidy rates for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016 to be: Manufacturer/exporter daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Jindal Poly Films Limited of India .................................. SRF Limited .......................... Ester Industries Limited ........ Garware Polyester Ltd .......... Polyplex Corporation Ltd ...... Vacmet India Limited ............ Subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) 10.71 7.47 9.09 9.09 9.09 9.09 Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.13 Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.14 Rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs.15 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.16 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.17 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined.18 Parties should confirm by 13 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii) and 351.309(d)(l). 15 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2). 16 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 17 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 18 See 19 CFR 351.310. 14 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Aug 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Issues addressed at the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.19 All briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically and received successfully in their entirety through ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results. 7. Recommendation Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirement 39679 AGENCY: Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of review. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties, in the amounts shown above for each of the respective companies shown above, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most-recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. These preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(l) and 777(i)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: August 3, 2018. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review 4. Scope of the Order 5. Subsidies Valuation Information 6. Analysis of Programs 19 See PO 00000 [FR Doc. 2018–17177 Filed 8–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–856] Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers/exporters subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable August 10, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz, Shanah Lee, or Emily Halle, AD/ CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4474, (202) 482–6386, and (202) 482–0176, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) from Taiwan.1 The period of review (POR) is June 2, 2016, through June 30, 2017. We initially selected two companies, Sheng Yu Steel Co., Ltd. (SYSCO), and the previously collapsed Prosperity Tieh Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Prosperity), Yieh Phui Enterprise Co., Ltd. (YP), and Synn Industrial Co., Ltd. (Synn) entity (collectively, YP/Synn/ Prosperity entity), for individual examination.2 For a complete 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 42974 (September 13, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 2 In the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of the AD order, we collapsed YP with its affiliate Synn and treated YP/Synn as a single entity in that proceeding. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from Taiwan: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 81 FR 35313 (June 2, 2016) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM) (Taiwan CORE LTFV Final); unchanged in Certain CorrosionResistant Steel Products from India, Italy, the 19 CFR 351.310(c). Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Continued Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 155 (Friday, August 10, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-825]


Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: 
Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2016

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an 
administrative review of the

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countervailing duty (CVD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, 
sheet, and strip (PET film) from India. The period of review (POR) is 
January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. We preliminarily determine 
that Jindal Poly Films Limited of India (Jindal) and SRF Limited/SRF 
Limited of India (SRF) received countervailable subsidies during the 
POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary 
results.

DATES: Applicable August 10, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum and Kathryn Wallace, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0197 and (202) 482-6251, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 3, 2017, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on PET film from India, for the period July 1, 
2016, through June 30, 2017.\1\ In accordance with sections 751(a)(1) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 
351.213(b)(2) and (3), in July 2017, we received five review requests. 
DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., and SKC, Inc. 
(collectively, the petitioners) requested reviews of Ester Industries 
Limited (Ester), Garware Polyester Ltd. (Garware), Polyplex Corporation 
Ltd. (Polyplex), SRF, Jindal, and Vacmet India Limited (Vacmet). 
Additionally, Polyplex USA LLC requested reviews for Ester, Garware, 
Jindal, MTZ Polyesters Ltd. (MTZ), Polyplex, SRF Limited, Uflex Ltd. 
(Uflex), and Vacmet. Finally, Chiripal Poly Films Limited (Chiripal), 
SRF, and Jindal each self-requested to be reviewed in the instant 
review.
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 82 FR 30833 (July 3, 2017).
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    Subsequently, on September 13, 2017, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.222(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice of initiation of an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PET Film from 
India.\2\
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    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 42974 (September 13, 2017) (Initiation 
Notice).
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    On October 3, 2017, we placed on the record U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) import data for purposes of respondent selection, and 
invited parties to comment.\3\ On October 10, 2017, SRF and Jindal each 
submitted comments requesting selection for individual examination.\4\ 
Subsequently, SRF,\5\ Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India) \6\ each timely 
withdrew their requests for review. Polyplex USA timely withdrew its 
requests for a review on December 12, 2016, for all companies.\7\
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    \3\ See Memorandum ``Administrative Review of the Countervailing 
Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from 
India: Release of U.S. Customs Entry Data for Respondent Selection'' 
dated October 3, 2017.
    \4\ See SRF's CBP Comments; see also Jindal's Letter, ``PET Film 
from India: Comments on CBP Data'' dated October 10, 2017.
    \5\ See SRF's Letter, ``Withdrawal of Request for Countervailing 
Duty Admin Review of SRF Limited (SRF)'' dated December 11, 2017.
    \6\ See Jindal's Letter, ``Withdraw Requests for Administrative 
Review of the Antidumping Duty Order and Countervailing Duty Order'' 
dated December 10, 2017.
    \7\ Polyplex USA's Letter, ``Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) 
Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Request of Partial Withdrawal of 
Administrative Review,'' dated December 12, 2017.
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    On January 23, 2018, Commerce issued a memorandum tolling all 
deadlines for this investigation by three days due to the shutdown of 
the federal government.\8\ On March 23, 2018,\9\ and June 1, 2018, we 
extended the deadline for the preliminary results of this review to 
August 3, 2018.
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    \8\ 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.
    \9\ See Memorandum, ``Extension of Deadline for Preliminary 
Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review--2016'' dated 
March 23, 2018; see also Memorandum, ``Extension of Deadline for 
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review'' 
dated June 1, 2018.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are all gauges of raw, 
pretreated, or primed polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip, 
whether extruded or coextruded. Excluded are metallized films and other 
finished films that have had at least one of their surfaces modified by 
the application of a performance-enhancing resinous or inorganic layer 
of more than 0.00001 inches thick. Imports of PET film are classifiable 
in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
item number 3920.62.00.90. HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope 
of the order is dispositive.

Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    Commerce initiated a review of ten companies in this segment of the 
proceeding.\10\ In response to timely filed withdrawal requests, we are 
rescinding this administrative review with respect to Uflex and MTZ, 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Accordingly, the companies subject to 
the instant review are: Ester Industries Ltd.; Garware Polyester Ltd.; 
Jindal; Polyplex Corporation Ltd.; SRF; and Vacmet India Limited, of 
which Commerce has selected Jindal and SRF as the mandatory 
respondents.\11\
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    \10\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 42974, 42974 (September 13, 2017). The 
ten companies were Chiripal, Ester, Garware, Jindal, MTZ, Polyplex, 
SRF (as SRF Limited and SRF Limited of India), Uflex, and Vacmet).
    \11\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, 
and Strip from India: Selection of Respondents for Individual 
Examination'' dated November 27, 2017.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(l)(A) of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found 
countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, 
i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a 
benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.\12\ For a 
full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum, dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice. A list of topics included in the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice.
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    \12\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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    The Preliminary 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 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://trade.gov/enforcement/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Companies Not Selected for Individual Review

    For the companies not selected for individual review, because the 
rates calculated for Jindal and SRF were above de minimis and not based 
entirely on facts available, we applied,

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consistent with section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, a subsidy rate based 
on a simple average of the subsidy rates calculated for Jindal and SRF 
because publicly ranged sales data was not submitted by respondents.

Preliminary Results of Review

    We preliminarily determine the total estimated net countervailable 
subsidy rates for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016 
to be:

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                  Manufacturer/exporter                     (percent ad
                                                             valorem)
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Jindal Poly Films Limited of India......................           10.71
SRF Limited.............................................            7.47
Ester Industries Limited................................            9.09
Garware Polyester Ltd...................................            9.09
Polyplex Corporation Ltd................................            9.09
Vacmet India Limited....................................            9.09
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce will disclose to parties to this proceeding the 
calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five 
days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.\13\ 
Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 
days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments 
(rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case 
briefs.\14\ Rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the 
case briefs.\15\ Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs are 
requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; 
(2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\16\
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii) and 351.309(d)(l).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2).
    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 
30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and 
Compliance's ACCESS system.\17\ Requests should contain the party's 
name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a 
list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, 
we will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing which will 
be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined.\18\ 
Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the 
hearing. Issues addressed at the hearing will be limited to those 
raised in the briefs.\19\ All briefs and hearing requests must be filed 
electronically and received successfully in their entirety through 
ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
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    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the 
issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after 
publication of these preliminary results.

Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirement

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to 
issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final 
results of review.
    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends 
to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties, in the amounts shown above for each of the respective companies 
shown above, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of 
the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will 
instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most-recent 
company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as 
appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.
    These preliminary results of review are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(l) and 777(i)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.213 and 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: August 3, 2018.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review
4. Scope of the Order
5. Subsidies Valuation Information
6. Analysis of Programs
7. Recommendation

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