Certain Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 52383-52384 [2018-22633]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Notices Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: October 11, 2018. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–22582 Filed 10–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–62–2018] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 294— Western Kentucky; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Mayfield Consumer Products (Candles); Mayfield and Hickory, Kentucky The Paducah McCracken County Riverport Authority, grantee of FTZ 294, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Mayfield Consumer Products (MCP), located in Mayfield and Hickory, Kentucky. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on October 10, 2018. The applicant has submitted a separate application for FTZ designation at the MCP facility under FTZ 294. The MCP facility is used for the production of candles. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt MCP from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreignstatus materials/components noted below, MCP would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to filled jar candles (duty-free). MCP would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Glass jars; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 tin lids; cardboard boxes; and, wood pulp inserts (duty rate ranges from dutyfree to 6%). The request indicates that certain materials/components are subject to special duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is November 26, 2018. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: October 11, 2018. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–22584 Filed 10–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–560–829] Certain Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that PT Anugrah Kertas Utama, PT Riau Andalan Kertas, APRIL Fine Paper Macao Commercial Offshore Limited, and their cross-owned affiliates (collectively ‘‘APRIL’’), exporters/ producers of certain uncoated paper from Indonesia, received countervailable subsidies during the period June 29, 2015, through December 31, 2016. DATES: Applicable October 17, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger or Darla Brown, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52383 Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4136 or 202–482–1791, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 10, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review in the Federal Register.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On May 2, 2018, Commerce postponed the final results of review until October 9, 2018.2 In July 2018, we received timely case and rebuttal briefs from APRIL, the Government of Indonesia, and the petitioners. Based on an analysis of the comments received, Commerce made changes to the subsidy rates determined for APRIL. The final subsidy rates are listed below in the ‘‘Final Results of Administrative Review’’ section. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is certain uncoated paper from Indonesia. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.3 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in interested parties’ briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying this notice. A list of the issues raised by interested parties and to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is provided in the Appendix to this notice. 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 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 access directly at https:// 1 See Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016, 83 FR 15370 (April 10, 2018) (Preliminary Results). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of 2015–2016 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated May 2, 2018. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of 2015–2016 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 201 (Wednesday, October 17, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52383-52384]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-560-829]


Certain Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Final Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that PT 
Anugrah Kertas Utama, PT Riau Andalan Kertas, APRIL Fine Paper Macao 
Commercial Offshore Limited, and their cross-owned affiliates 
(collectively ``APRIL''), exporters/producers of certain uncoated paper 
from Indonesia, received countervailable subsidies during the period 
June 29, 2015, through December 31, 2016.

DATES: Applicable October 17, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger or Darla Brown, 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 or 202-482-
1791, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 10, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
this administrative review in the Federal Register.\1\ We invited 
interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On May 2, 
2018, Commerce postponed the final results of review until October 9, 
2018.\2\ In July 2018, we received timely case and rebuttal briefs from 
APRIL, the Government of Indonesia, and the petitioners. Based on an 
analysis of the comments received, Commerce made changes to the subsidy 
rates determined for APRIL. The final subsidy rates are listed below in 
the ``Final Results of Administrative Review'' section.
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    \1\ See Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia: Preliminary 
Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 83 
FR 15370 (April 10, 2018) (Preliminary Results).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia: 
Extension of Deadline for Final Results of 2015-2016 Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review,'' dated May 2, 2018.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is certain uncoated paper from 
Indonesia. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this 
notice.\3\
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of 2015-2016 Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review: Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia,'' dated concurrently 
with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in interested parties' briefs are addressed in 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying this notice. A list of 
the issues raised by interested parties and to which we responded in 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum is provided in the Appendix to this 
notice. 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 
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 access directly at https://

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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.

Methodology

    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.
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    \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.
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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:

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                                    2015 Ad Valorem     2016 Ad Valorem
             Company                     rate                rate
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APRIL Fine Paper Macao                       11.71%               5.13%
 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......................
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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.

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 non-reviewed 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

    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.

    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

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
    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

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