Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Order, 52384-52385 [2018-22579]

Download as PDF 52384 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Notices enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on the comments received from the interested parties, we made changes to our subsidy rate calculations. For a discussion of these issues, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found to be countervailable, we find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution from a government or public entity that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.4 For a full description of the methodology underlying all of Commerce’s conclusions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Results of Administrative Review In accordance with section 777A(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we determine the following countervailable subsidy rates for 2015 and 2016: Company 2015 Ad Valorem rate 2016 Ad Valorem rate APRIL Fine Paper Macao Commercial Offshore Limited/PT Anugrah Kertas Utama/PT Riau Andalan Kertas/PT Intiguna Primatama/PT Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper/PT Esensindo Cipta Cemerlang/PT Sateri Viscose International/PT ITCI Hutani Manunggal ......................................................................... 11.71% 5.13% Assessment Rates In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), 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 assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. Dated: October 9, 2018. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 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 sanctionable violation. These final results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Subsidies Valuation Information A. Allocation Period B. Attribution of Subsidies C. Benchmarks and Short-Term Interest Rates V. Programs Determined To Be Countervailable VI. Program Determined Not To Confer Benefits VII. Programs Determined Not To Be Countervailable VIII. Programs Determined Not to Be Used During the Period of Review IX. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Whether Commerce Should Apply Adverse Facts Available to a Loan from Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) to PT Sateri Viscose International (SVI) Comment 2: Whether Commerce Should Exclude the Sales of PT ITCI Hutani Manunggal (IHM) from the Sales Denominator for PT Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP) Comment 3: Which Benchmark is Appropriate for Mixed Hardwood Logs Comment 4: Which Benchmark is Appropriate for Valuing Acacia Logs under the Log Export Ban Program Comment 5: Whether Commerce Should Deduct Cost Items Inherent to Plantation Operations as Part of Harvesting Costs for the Stumpage Program Comment 6: Whether Commerce Should Deduct Transportation-Related Costs from Mill-Delivered Prices for the Stumpage Program 4 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. Cash Deposit Requirements 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 amount calculated for 2016. For all nonreviewed firms, we will instruct CBP 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. Administrative Protective Orders daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Methodology VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comment 7: What is the Appropriate Adjustment for Logging Profit Comment 8: Using APRIL’s Corrected Data Obtained at Verification in the Subsidy Rate Calculations for the Final Results Comment 9: Correction of Errors in the Subsidy Rate Calculations for Preliminary Results X. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–22633 Filed 10–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–601] Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (TRBs), from the People’s Republic of China (China) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order. DATES: Applicable October 17, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Notices Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4987. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 3, 2017, Commerce initiated, and the ITC instituted, the fourth sunset review of the antidumping duty order on TRBs from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 As a result of its review, Commerce determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on TRBs from China would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked.2 On September 28, 2018, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on TRBs from China would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.3 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished, from China; flange, take up cartridge, and hanger units incorporating tapered roller bearings; and tapered roller housings (except pillow blocks) incorporating tapered rollers, with or without spindles, whether or not for automotive use. These products are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 8482.20.00, 8482.91.00.50, 8482.99.15, 8482.99.45, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.30.80, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.80, 8708.99.80.15 4 and 8708.99.80.80.5 Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 82 FR 30844 (July 3, 2017) (Sunset Initiation) and Tapered Roller Bearings from China; Institution of a Five-Year Review, 82 FR 30898 (July 3, 2017). 2 See Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 82 FR 51389 (November 6, 2017). 3 See Tapered Roller Bearings from China: Investigation No. 731–TA–344 (Fourth Review), USITC Publication 4824 (September 2018), and Tapered Roller Bearings from China, 83 FR 49125 (September 28, 2018). 4 Effective January 1, 2007, the HTSUS subheading 8708.99.8015 is renumbered as 8708.99.8115. See ITC publication entitled, ‘‘Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Under Section 1206 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988,’’ USITC Publication 3898 (December 2006) found at www.usitc.gov. 5 Effective January 1, 2007, the HTSUS subheading 8708.99.8080 is renumbered as 8708.99.8180. Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 52385 scope of the order and this review is dispositive.6 pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Continuation of the Order As a result of these determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the antidumping duty order on TRBs would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty order on TRBs from China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year review of the order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Dated: September 28, 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. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. This five-year sunset review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published 6 Subsequent to the issuance of the order, Commerce has issued numerous scope rulings. See Memorandum entitled ‘‘Tapered Roller Bearings from the People’s Republic of China: Final Scope Ruling on Blackstone OTR LLC and OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc.’s Wheel Hub Assemblies and TRBs,’’ dated February 7, 2011 (finding Blackstone OTR LLC and OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc.’s wheel hub assemblies are within the scope of the order); Memorandum entitled, ‘‘Tapered Roller Bearings from the People’s Republic of China: Final Scope Ruling on New Trend Engineering Ltd.’s Wheel Hub Assemblies,’’ dated April 18, 2011 (finding New Trend Engineering Limited’s splined and nonsplined wheel hub assemblies without antilock braking system (ABS) elements are included in the scope of the order and its wheel hub assemblies with ABS elements are also included in the scope of the order); Memorandum entitled ‘‘Tapered Roller Bearings from the People’s Republic of China Final Scope Determination on Bosda’s Wheel Hub Assemblies,’’ dated June 14, 2011 (finding Bosda International (USA) LLC’s wheel hub assemblies are within the scope of the order); and Memorandum entitled ‘‘Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, finished and Unfinished, from the People’s Republic of China—Final Scope Determination on DF Machinery’s Agricultural Hub Units,’’ dated August 3, 2011 (finding DF Machinery International, Inc.’s agricultural hub units are included in the scope of the order). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2018–22579 Filed 10–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Corporation for Travel Promotion Board of Directors International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Applications for membership. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce is again seeking applications from travel and tourism leaders from specific industries for membership on the Board of Directors (Board) of the Corporation for Travel Promotion (doing business as Brand USA). The purpose of the Board is to guide the Corporation for Travel Promotion on matters relating to the promotion of the United States as a travel destination and communication of travel facilitation issues, among other tasks. On July 19, 2018, the Department published in the Federal Register a ‘‘Notice of an opportunity for travel and tourism industry leaders to apply for membership on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Travel Promotion’’ (83 FR 34112), announcing membership opportunities on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Travel Promotion. The application period closed on August 17, 2018. The Department is now reopening the application period to solicit additional applications. This notice supplements the notice of July 19, 2018. Interested parties who have already applied in response to that Federal Register notice do not need to re-apply. DATES: All applications must be received by the National Travel and Tourism Office by close of business on Friday, October 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Please submit application information by email to CTPBoard@ trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Heizer, National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, MS10003, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–0140; email: CTPBoard@trade.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 201 (Wednesday, October 17, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52384-52385]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-601]


Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and 
Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of the 
Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that 
revocation of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and 
parts thereof, finished and unfinished (TRBs), from the People's 
Republic of China (China) would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the 
antidumping duty order.

DATES: Applicable October 17, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401

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Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4987.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 3, 2017, Commerce initiated, and the 
ITC instituted, the fourth sunset review of the antidumping duty order 
on TRBs from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ As a result of its review, Commerce 
determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on TRBs from 
China would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, 
therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to 
prevail should the order be revoked.\2\ On September 28, 2018, the ITC 
published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, 
that revocation of the antidumping duty order on TRBs from China would 
likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an 
industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.\3\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 82 FR 30844 
(July 3, 2017) (Sunset Initiation) and Tapered Roller Bearings from 
China; Institution of a Five-Year Review, 82 FR 30898 (July 3, 
2017).
    \2\ See Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and 
Unfinished, from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 
the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 82 
FR 51389 (November 6, 2017).
    \3\ See Tapered Roller Bearings from China: Investigation No. 
731-TA-344 (Fourth Review), USITC Publication 4824 (September 2018), 
and Tapered Roller Bearings from China, 83 FR 49125 (September 28, 
2018).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are tapered roller bearings and 
parts thereof, finished and unfinished, from China; flange, take up 
cartridge, and hanger units incorporating tapered roller bearings; and 
tapered roller housings (except pillow blocks) incorporating tapered 
rollers, with or without spindles, whether or not for automotive use. 
These products are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 8482.20.00, 
8482.91.00.50, 8482.99.15, 8482.99.45, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 
8483.30.80, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.80, 8708.99.80.15 \4\ and 
8708.99.80.80.\5\ Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
of the order and this review is dispositive.\6\
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    \4\ Effective January 1, 2007, the HTSUS subheading 8708.99.8015 
is renumbered as 8708.99.8115. See ITC publication entitled, 
``Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States Under Section 1206 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness 
Act of 1988,'' USITC Publication 3898 (December 2006) found at 
www.usitc.gov.
    \5\ Effective January 1, 2007, the HTSUS subheading 8708.99.8080 
is renumbered as 8708.99.8180. Id.
    \6\ Subsequent to the issuance of the order, Commerce has issued 
numerous scope rulings. See Memorandum entitled ``Tapered Roller 
Bearings from the People's Republic of China: Final Scope Ruling on 
Blackstone OTR LLC and OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc.'s Wheel Hub 
Assemblies and TRBs,'' dated February 7, 2011 (finding Blackstone 
OTR LLC and OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc.'s wheel hub assemblies are 
within the scope of the order); Memorandum entitled, ``Tapered 
Roller Bearings from the People's Republic of China: Final Scope 
Ruling on New Trend Engineering Ltd.'s Wheel Hub Assemblies,'' dated 
April 18, 2011 (finding New Trend Engineering Limited's splined and 
non-splined wheel hub assemblies without antilock braking system 
(ABS) elements are included in the scope of the order and its wheel 
hub assemblies with ABS elements are also included in the scope of 
the order); Memorandum entitled ``Tapered Roller Bearings from the 
People's Republic of China Final Scope Determination on Bosda's 
Wheel Hub Assemblies,'' dated June 14, 2011 (finding Bosda 
International (USA) LLC's wheel hub assemblies are within the scope 
of the order); and Memorandum entitled ``Tapered Roller Bearings and 
Parts Thereof, finished and Unfinished, from the People's Republic 
of China--Final Scope Determination on DF Machinery's Agricultural 
Hub Units,'' dated August 3, 2011 (finding DF Machinery 
International, Inc.'s agricultural hub units are included in the 
scope of the order).
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Continuation of the Order

    As a result of these determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
revocation of the antidumping duty order on TRBs would likely lead to a 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the 
Act, Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty 
order on TRBs from China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will 
continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in 
effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The 
effective date of the continuation of the order will be the date of 
publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. 
Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, Commerce intends to initiate 
the next five-year review of the order not later than 30 days prior to 
the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective 
order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which 
may be subject to sanctions.
    This five-year sunset review and this notice are in accordance with 
section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: September 28, 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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