Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 1055-1059 [2019-00755]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices Weighted-average dumping margin (percent) Exporter Jiangsu High Hope Int’l Group 17 .................................................................................................................................................. JingAo Solar Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................................................... Ningbo Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................... Shanghai BYD Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................................. Shenzhen Glory Industries Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................................................. Shenzhen Topray Solar Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................... Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd./Luoyang Suntech Power Co., Ltd ................................................................................................ Accordingly, Commerce will continue the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise pending the expiration of the period of appeal or, if appealed, pending a final and conclusive court decision. In the event the Court’s ruling is not appealed or, if appealed, upheld by the CAFC, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess antidumping duties on unliquidated entries of subject merchandise exported by the respondents using the assessment rates calculated by Commerce listed above. Cash Deposit Requirements Because cash deposit rate for all of the respondents listed above, with the exception of BYD (Shangluo) Industrial Co., Ltd., Dongguan Sunworth Solar Energy Co., Ltd., and Shenzhen Glory Industries Co., Ltd., have been superseded by cash deposit rates calculated in intervening administrative reviews of the AD order on solar cells from China, we will not alter the cash deposit rate currently in effect for these respondents based on these amended final results. Effective December 23, 2018, the cash deposit rate applicable to entries of subject merchandise exported by BYD (Shangluo) Industrial Co., Ltd., Dongguan Sunworth Solar Energy Co., Ltd., and Shenzhen Glory Industries Co., Ltd. is 3.96 percent. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(e), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. 17 In the fourth administrative review, Commerce determined that Jiangsu High Hope Int’l Group failed to demonstrate its entitlement to a separate rate. See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2015– 2016, 83 FR 1018 (January 9, 2018), unchanged at final, Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2015–2016, 83 FR 35616 (July 27, 2019). The cash deposit rate applicable to this firm was revised accordingly. See cash deposit instruction message number 8214308. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: December 21, 2018. P. Lee Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. [FR Doc. 2019–00753 Filed 1–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–075] Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this investigation made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. DATES: Applicable February 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Decker, Lauren Caserta, or Caitlin Monks, 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) 482–0196, (202) 482–4737, or (202) 482–2670, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of this investigation in the Federal Register on August 8, 2018.1 Subsequently, Commerce postponed the deadline for the final determination to December 21, 2018.2 A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce 1 See Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 39058 (August 8, 2018) (Preliminary Determination). 2 See Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 40226 (August 14, 2018). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 1055 Sfmt 4703 3.96 3.96 3.96 3.96 3.96 3.96 3.96 published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics included in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is included at Appendix II 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 http://access.trade.gov and is available 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 at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version are identical in content. Period of Investigation The period of investigation is April 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017. Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain plastic decorative ribbon from China. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments We invited parties to comment on Commerce’s Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.4 Commerce has reviewed the scope briefs submitted by interested parties, considered the arguments therein, and has made 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China: Scope Comments Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’ (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum), dated July 30, 2018. E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 1056 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices changes to the scope of the investigation, including incorporating additional exclusions and clarifying language. For a summary of the scope comments and scope rebuttal responses submitted to the record for this final determination, along with the accompanying discussion and analysis of all scope comments timely received, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Verification In August 2018, we conducted verifications of the questionnaire responses submitted by mandatory respondents Dongguan Ricai Plastic Technology Co., Ltd. and Ricai Film Artwork Materials Co., Ltd. (collectively, Ricai), and Ningbo Junlong Craft Gift Co., Ltd. (Junlong) in accordance with section 782(i) of the Act. On August 1, 2018, the other mandatory respondent, Dongguan Mei Song (Mei Song), requested a one-month extension to the company’s agreed-upon verification schedule.5 On August 8, 2018, Commerce granted Mei Song a two-week extension to the start of verification.6 Despite the additional time, in a subsequent letter, Mei Song reiterated that it still was not possible to conduct verification, and requested a full exemption from verification,7 which Commerce denied because verification is required by statute in investigations.8 Because Mei Song did not allow Commerce to conduct verification of its questionnaire responses, the information Mei Song submitted in this investigation is unverified.9 Therefore, because Mei Song prevented us from conducting verification of its questionnaire responses, including its claim that it is not under de facto or de jure government control, we find that Mei Song has failed to demonstrate its eligibility for separate rate status. Thus, for purposes of this final determination, Mei Song will be considered part of the China-wide entity. We issued verification reports for Junlong and Ricai on September 24, 2018, and October 9, 2018, respectively.10 We used standard verification procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting and financial records, and original source documents provided by Ricai and Junlong. Analysis of Comments Received The issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were submitted by interested parties are discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues that parties raised, and to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached to this notice at Appendix II. Use of Adverse Facts Available (AFA) For the final determination we find, in accordance with sections 776(a)(1), (a)(2)(A), (C) and (D) and 776(b) of the Act, that partial AFA is warranted in calculating the weighted-average dumping margin for Junlong. No interested parties commented on our preliminary determinations that, in accordance with sections 776(a)(1) and (a)(2)(A)–(C) and 776(b) of the Act, application of AFA is warranted with respect to the China-wide entity. As a result, we continue to rely on AFA in determining the rate for the China-wide entity and, as AFA, have continued to apply the highest petition margin. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our review and analysis of the comments received from parties, along with corrections presented at verification, we made certain changes to the margin calculations for Junglong and Ricai since the Preliminary Determination and have found that Mei Song should be treated as part of the China-wide entity for the final determination. See full discussion in Issues and Decision Memorandum. Combination Rates Consistent with the Preliminary Determination and Policy Bulletin 05.1,11 Commerce calculated combination rates for the respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation. Final Determination The final weighted-average antidumping margins are as follows: Weighted-average dumping margin (percent) Exporter Producer Ningbo Junlong Craft Gift Co., Ltd .......................................... Ricai Film Artwork Materials Co., Ltd ...................................... Sun Rich (Asia) Ltd .................................................................. Sun Rich (Asia) Ltd .................................................................. Joynice Gifts & Crafts Co., Ltd ................................................ Chiapton Gifts Decorative Limited ........................................... Chiapton Gifts Decorative Limited ........................................... Colorart Plastic Ribbon Productions Limited ........................... Zhejiang Shaoxing Royal Arts & Crafts Co., Ltd ..................... Zhejiang Shaoxing Royal Arts & Crafts Co., Ltd ..................... Wingo Gift & Crafts (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd ................................ Seng San Enterprises Co., Ltd ................................................ Ningbo Junlong Craft Gift Co., Ltd ......................................... Dongguan Ricai Plastic Technology Co., Ltd ......................... Kai Feng Decoration (Hui Zhou) Co., Ltd ............................... Sheng Yi Decoration (Dong Guan) Co., Ltd ........................... Joynice Gifts & Crafts Co., Ltd ............................................... Nan Mei (Huizhou) Ribbon Art Factory Ltd ............................ Shantou Longhu YingXin Art Craft Factory Co. Ltd ............... Colorart Industrial Limited ....................................................... Santa’s Collection Shaoxing Co. Ltd ...................................... Zheijang Shaoxing Royal Arts & Crafts Co., Ltd .................... Wingo Gift & Crafts (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd ............................... Xin Seng San Handicraft (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd ...................... 5 See Mei Song’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China—Extension of Time Request for Mei Song’s On-Site Verification,’’ dated August 1, 2018. 6 See Commerce Letter, ‘‘Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China—Revised Dates for Verification,’’ dated August 8, 2018. 7 See Letter from Mei Song, ‘‘Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China—Response to Department Letter regarding Verification,’’ dated August 9, 2018. 8 See Letter from Commerce, ‘‘Less-Than-FairValue Investigation of Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China: Response to Mei Song’s Request for Exemption from Verification,’’ dated August 17, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 9 Id. 10 See Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of Ningbo Junlong Craft Gift Co., Ltd. (Junlong) in the Antidumping Investigation of Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China (China),’’ dated September 24, 2018; and Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of Dongguan Ricai Plastic Technology Co., Ltd., Ricai Film Artwork Materials Co., Ltd., Dongguan Hengsheng Artwork Co., Ltd., and Dongguan Changsheng Packing Materials Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated October 9, 2018. 11 See Enforcement and Compliance’s Policy Bulletin No. 05.1 regarding ‘‘Separate-Rates Practice PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54.21 62.04 58.13 58.13 58.13 58.13 58.13 58.13 58.13 58.13 58.13 58.13 and Application of Combination Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy Countries,’’ (April 5, 2005) (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available on Commerce’s website at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull05-1.pdf. 12 The China-wide entity includes Dongguan Mei Song Plastic Industry Co., Ltd. See Issues and Decision Memorandum. The China-wide entity also continues to include companies to whom we issued quantity and value (Q&V) questionnaires and did not provide timely Q&V questionnaire responses or separate rate applications. See the Preliminary Issues and Decision Memorandum for a full discussion; see also Appendix III for a list of the other companies that are considered part of the China-wide entity. E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices 1057 Weighted-average dumping margin (percent) Exporter Producer Xiangxin Decoration Factory .................................................... Xinghui Packaging Co., Ltd ..................................................... Shenzhen SHS Technology R&D Co., Ltd .............................. Xiangxin Decoration Factory ................................................... Xinghui Packaging Co., Ltd .................................................... Shenzhen SHS Technology R&D Co., Ltd ............................. 58.13 58.13 58.13 China-Wide Entity 12 ................................................................ .................................................................................................. 370.04 * * Determined on the basis of total adverse facts available. Disclosure We intend to disclose to parties in this proceeding the calculations performed for this final determination within five days of the date of public announcement of our final determination, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, for this final determination, we will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of plastic ribbon from China, as described in Appendix I of this notice, which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after August 8, 2018, the date of publication in the Federal Register of the affirmative Preliminary Determination. Further, pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), Commerce will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the weighted average amount by which normal value exceeds U.S. price, as indicated in the chart above as follows: (1) For the producer/exporter combinations listed in the table above, the cash deposit rate is equal to the estimated weightedaverage dumping margin listed for that combination in the table; (2) for all combinations of Chinese producers/ exporters of merchandise under consideration that have not established eligibility for their own separate rates, the cash deposit rate will be equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin established for the China-wide entity; and (3) for all third-county exporters of merchandise under consideration not listed in the table above, the cash deposit rate is the cash deposit rate applicable to the Chinese producer/exporter combination (or the China-wide entity) that supplied that third country exporter. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. International Trade Commission (ITC) of our final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because Commerce’s final determination is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation of common alloy sheet, no later than 45 days after this final determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated and all cash deposits posted will be refunded. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation, as discussed above in the ‘‘Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice will serve as a reminder to the parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of propriety information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of 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. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c). International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the United States VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 21, 2018. P. Lee Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. Appendix I—Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain plastic decorative ribbon, having a width (measured at the narrowest span of the ribbon) of less than or equal to four (4) inches, but disregarding any features that measure 4 inches or less in width, such as tapering or cutting at the ends or in a bow knot, provided that aggregate length of such features comprises no more than 20% of the length of the ribbon. Subject merchandise includes but is not limited to ribbon wound onto itself; a spool, a core or a tube (with or without flanges); attached to a card or strip; wound into a keg- or eggshaped configuration; made into bows, bowlike items, or other shapes or configurations; and whether or not packaged or labeled for retail sale. The subject merchandise is typically made of substrates of polypropylene, but may be made in whole or in part of any type of plastic, including without limitation, plastic derived from petroleum products and plastic derived from cellulose products. Unless the context otherwise clearly indicates, the word ‘‘ribbon’’ used in the singular includes the plural and the plural ‘‘ribbons’’ includes the singular. The subject merchandise includes ribbons comprised of one or more layers of substrates made, in whole or in part, of plastics adhered to each other, regardless of the method used to adhere the layers together, including without limitation, ribbons comprised of layers of substrates adhered to each other through a lamination process. Subject merchandise also includes ribbons comprised of (a) one or more layers of substrates made, in whole or in part, of plastics adhered to (b) one or more layers of substrates made, in whole or in part, of nonplastic materials, including, without limitation, substrates made, in whole or in part, of fabric. The ribbons subject to this investigation may be of any color or combination of colors (including without limitation, ribbons that are transparent, translucent or opaque) and may or may not bear words or images, including without limitation, those of a holiday motif. The subject merchandise includes ribbons with embellishments and/or treatments, including, without limitation, ribbons that are printed, hot-stamped, coated, laminated, flocked, crimped, die-cut, embossed (or that otherwise have impressed designs, images, words or patterns), and E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 1058 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices ribbons with holographic, metallic, glitter or iridescent finishes. Subject merchandise includes ‘‘pull-bows’’ an assemblage of ribbons connected to one another, folded flat, and equipped with a means to form such ribbons into the shape of a bow by pulling on a length of material affixed to such assemblage, and ‘‘prenotched’’ bows, an assemblage of notched ribbon loops arranged one inside the other with the notches in alignment and affixed to each other where notched, and which the end user forms into a bow by separating and spreading the loops circularly around the notches, which form the center of the bow. Subject merchandise includes ribbons that are packaged with non-subject merchandise, including ensembles that include ribbons and other products, such as gift wrap, gift bags, gift tags and/or other gift packaging products. The ribbons are covered by the scope of this investigation; the ‘‘other products’’ (i.e., the other, non-subject merchandise included in the ensemble) are not covered by the scope of this investigation. Excluded from the scope of this investigation are the following: (1) Ribbons formed exclusively by weaving plastic threads together; (2) ribbons that have metal wire in, on, or along the entirety of each of the longitudinal edges of the ribbon; (3) ribbons with an adhesive coating covering the entire span between the longitudinal edges of the ribbon for the entire length of the ribbon; (4) ribbon formed into a bow without a tab or other means for attaching the bow to an object using adhesives, where the bow has: (a) An outer layer that is either flocked, made of fabric, or covered by any other decorative coating such as glitter (whether of plastic or non-plastic materials), and (b) a flexible metal wire at the base which permits attachment to an object by twist-tying; (5) elastic ribbons, meaning ribbons that elongate when stretched and return to their original dimension when the stretching load is removed; (6) ribbons affixed as a decorative detail to non-subject merchandise, such as a gift bag, gift box, gift tin, greeting card or plush toy, or affixed (including by tying) as a decorative detail to packaging containing non subject merchandise; (7) ribbons that are (a) affixed to non-subject merchandise as a working component of such non-subject merchandise, such as where the ribbon comprises a book marker, bag cinch, or part of an identity card holder, or (b) affixed (including by tying) to non-subject merchandise as a working component that holds or packages such nonsubject merchandise or attaches packaging or labeling to such non-subject merchandise, such as a ‘‘belly band’’ around a pair of pajamas, a pair of socks or a blanket; (8) imitation raffia made of plastics having a thickness not more than one (1) mil when measured in an unfolded/untwisted state; (9) cords, i.e., multiple strands of materials that have been braided, gimped or twisted together; and (10) ribbons in the form of bows having a diameter of less than seven-eighths (7⁄8) of an inch, or having a diameter of more than 16 inches, based on actual measurement. For purposes of this exclusion, the diameter of a bow is equal to the diameter VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 of the smallest circular ring through which the bow will pass without compressing the bow. The scope of the investigation excludes shredded plastic film or shredded plastic strip, in each case where the shred does not exceed 5 mm in width and does not exceed 18 inches in length. The scope of the investigation excludes plastic garlands and plastic tinsel garlands, imported in lengths of not less than three (3) feet. The longitudinal base of these garlands may be made of wire or non-wire material, and these garlands may include plastic diecut pieces. Also excluded are items made of plastic garland and/or plastic tinsel where the items do not have a tab or other means for attaching the item to an object using adhesives. This exclusion does not apply to plastic garland bows, plastic tinsel bows, or other bow-like products made of plastic garland or plastic tinsel. The scope of the investigation excludes ribbons made exclusively of fabric formed by weaving or knitting threads together, or by matting, condensing or pressing fibers together to create felt fabric, regardless of thread or fiber composition, including without limitation, fabric ribbons of polyester, nylon, acrylic or terylene threads or fibers. This exclusion does not apply to plastic ribbons that are flocked. The scope of the investigation excludes ribbons having a width of less than three (3) mm when incorporated by weaving into mesh material (whether flat or tubular) or fabric ribbon (meaning ribbon formed by weaving all or any of the following: manmade fibers, natural fibers, metal threads and/or metalized yarns), in each case only where the mesh material or fabric ribbon is imported in the form of a decorative bow or a decorative bow-like item. Further, excluded from the scope of the antidumping duty investigation are any products covered by the existing antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from the People’s Republic of China (China). See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China and the United Arab Emirates: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value for the United Arab Emirates, 73 FR 66595 (November 10, 2008). Merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 3920.20.0015 and 3926.40.0010. Merchandise covered by this investigation also may enter under subheadings 3920.10.0000; 3920.20.0055; 3920.30.0000; 3920.43.5000; 3920.49.0000; 3920.62.0050; 3920.62.0090; 3920.69.0000; 3921.90.1100; 3921.90.1500; 3921.90.1910; 3921.90.1950; 3921.90.4010; 3921.90.4090; 3926.90.9996; 5404.90.0000; 9505.90.4000; 4601.99.9000; 4602.90.0000; 5609.00.3000; 5609.00.4000; and 6307.90.9889. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Appendix II—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. SUMMARY II. BACKGROUND III. SCOPE COMMENTS IV. CHANGES SINCE THE PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION V. TREATMENT OF MEI SONG VI. CHINA-WIDE RATE AND USE OF FACTS OTHERWISE AVAILABLE AND ADVERSE INFERENCES VII. DISCUSSION OF THE ISSUES Scope Comments Comment 1: Exclusion for Plastic Garlands and Plastic Tinsel Garlands Comment 2: Exclusion for Bows Made from Plastic Garland Comment 3: Exclusion for Easter Grass, Tinsel, and Decorative Packaging Shred Comment 4: Exclusion for Fabric Ribbon Comment 5: Exclusion for Cords Comment 6: Clarification of the Exclusion for Ribbon Formed into a Bow with NonPlastic Decorative Coatings Comment 7: Exclusion for Ribbon Made of Both Plastic and Non-Plastic Strands Comment 8: Clarification Regarding the Measurement of the Width of Ribbon Comment 9: Exclusion for Swirl Decorations Comment 10: Exclusion for Bows Made from Plastic Sheet Comment 11: Exclusion for Flocked and Unflocked Bows with Flexible Wire, Ribbon, String, or Other Type of Tie at the Base Junlong Issues Comment 12: Whether to Apply AFA to Junlong Comment 12a: Date of Sale Comment 12b: Product Characteristics Comment 12c: U.S. Destinations Comment 12d: Unreported Toller Factors of Production (FOPs) Comment 12e: Labor Comment 12f: Payment Dates Ricai Issues Comment 13: Whether to Apply AFA to Ricai Comment 13a: Date of Sale Comment 13b: Disclosure of Unaffiliated Internal Reseller Comment 13c: Disclosure of U.S. Selling Agent Comment 13d: FOP Production and Consumption Weights Comment 13e: FOP Database Allocation Methodology Comment 13f: Reporting of Holographic FOPs General Issues Comment 14: Surrogate Value for Plastic Bag Input Comment 15: Surrogate Value for Hanging Strip Input Comment 16: Value Added Tax Calculation Comment 17: Which Surrogate Values Should be Used for PET Film, Glitter Film, Rainbow Film, and Holographic Film Comment 18: Which Surrogate Financial Statements Should Be Used for Surrogate Financial Ratios Comment 19: Surrogate Value for Card Inputs E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices Comment 20: Whether to Treat Point-ofSale Packaging as Direct Material Costs Comment 21: Whether to Provide an Export Subsidy Offset VIII. RECOMMENDATION Appendix III—Unresponsive Companies 1. Best Craftwork Products Co., Ltd. 2. Billion Trend International Ltd. 3. Dongguan Xinghui Packaging Co., Ltd. 4. Fangtai Webbing Co. 5. Foshan City Shunde District Fangtai Webbing Co., Ltd. 6. Hangzhou Jiefa Materials Co., Ltd. 7. Hangzhou Owner Party Co., Ltd. 8. Jiaxing Kaiya Textile Co., Ltd. 9. Long Fine Gift & Bags Factory 10. Nan Mei Decorative Ribbons Co., Ltd. 11. Ningbo Qianyi Color Ribbon Co., Ltd. 12. Ningbo Sellers Union Co., Ltd. 13. Qingdao Hileaders Co., Ltd. 14. Shanghai Foreign Trade Enterprises Pudong Co., Ltd. 15. Shenzhen Ao Wei Gift Co., Ltd. 16. Shenzhen Gary Gifts Packing Co., Ltd. 17. Shenzhen Guangyunda Technology Co., Ltd. 18. True Color Gift Packing Co., Ltd. 19. Wellmark Gift (Shenzhen) Co Ltd 20. Wello Gift Co., Ltd. 21. Xiamen Golden Grand Lucky Ribbon & Bow Co., Ltd. 22. Xiamen Meisida Decorations Co., Ltd. 23. Yangzhou Bestpak Gifts & Crafts Co., Ltd. 24. Yiwu Eco-Tondo Artware Co., Ltd. 25. Yongjiaxin Gifts & Crafts Factory [FR Doc. 2019–00755 Filed 1–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–857] Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe From Japan: Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on welded large diameter line pipe (line pipe) from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable February 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John McGowan, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 11, 2018, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the third sunset review of the antidumping duty order on line pipe from Japan, pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On September 17, 2018, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate in this review from American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Berg Steel Pipe Corporation, Berg Spiral Pipe Corporation, Dura-Bond Industries, and Stupp Corporation, members of the American Line Pipe Producers Association (ALPPA), and JSW Steel (USA) Inc. (JSW Steel), (collectively, domestic interested parties) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).2 The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as manufacturers of a domestic like product in the United States. On October 1, 2018, we received a complete substantive response for this review from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no substantive responses from any other interested parties, nor was a hearing requested. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the order. Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is certain welded carbon and alloy line pipe, of circular cross section and with an outside diameter greater than 16 inches, but less than 64 inches, in diameter, whether or not stenciled. This product is normally produced according to American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications, including Grades A25, A, B, and X grades ranging from X42 to X80, but can also be produced to other specifications. The product currently is classified under U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS) item numbers 7305.11.10.30, 7305.11.10.60, 7305.11.50.00, 7305.12.10.30, 7305.12.10.60, 7305.12.50.00, 7305.19.10.30. 7305.19.10.60, and 7305.19.50.00. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 83 FR 45887 (September 11, 2018). 2 We note that American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Berg Steel Pipe Corp., and Stupp Corporation were petitioners in the original antidumping duty investigation. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1059 written description of the scope is dispositive. Specifically not included within the scope of this investigation is American Water Works Association (AWWA) specification water and sewage pipe and the following size/ grade combinations; of line pipe: • Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 18 inches and less than or equal to 22 inches, with a wall thickness measuring 0.750 inch or greater, regardless of grade. • Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 24 inches and less than 30 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.875 inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.750 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.688 inches in grades X60 or greater. • Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 30 inches and less than 36 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.250 inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.000 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.875 inches in grades X60 or greater. • Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 36 inches and less than 42 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.375 inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.250 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.125 inches in grades X60 or greater. • Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 42 inches and less than 64 inches, with a wall thickness measuring greater than 1.500 inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.375 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.250 inches in grades X60 or greater. • Having an outside diameter equal to 48 inches, with a wall thickness measuring 1.0 inch or greater, in grades X–80 or greater. • In API grades X80 or above, having an outside diameter of 48 inches to and including 52 inches, and with a wall thickness of 0.90 inch or more. • In API grades XI00 or above, having an outside diameter of 48 inches to and including 52 inches, and with a wall thickness of 0.54 inch or more. • An API grade X–80 having an outside diameter of 21 inches and wall thickness of 0.625 inch or more. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-075]


Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that 
producers and/or exporters subject to this investigation made sales of 
subject merchandise at less than normal value.

DATES: Applicable February 1, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Decker, Lauren Caserta, or 
Caitlin Monks, 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) 482-0196, (202) 482-4737, or (202) 482-2670, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of this 
investigation in the Federal Register on August 8, 2018.\1\ 
Subsequently, Commerce postponed the deadline for the final 
determination to December 21, 2018.\2\ A summary of the events that 
occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as 
well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this 
final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.\3\ A list of topics included in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum is included at Appendix II to this notice.
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    \1\ See Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value, 83 FR 39058 (August 8, 2018) (Preliminary 
Determination).
    \2\ See Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People's 
Republic of China: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 40226 (August 14, 2018).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation of Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from China,'' 
dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues 
and Decision Memorandum).
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    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 http://access.trade.gov and 
is available 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 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic version are identical in content.

Period of Investigation

    The period of investigation is April 1, 2017, through September 30, 
2017.

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain plastic 
decorative ribbon from China. For a complete description of the scope 
of this investigation, see Appendix I.

Scope Comments

    We invited parties to comment on Commerce's Preliminary Scope 
Decision Memorandum.\4\ Commerce has reviewed the scope briefs 
submitted by interested parties, considered the arguments therein, and 
has made

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changes to the scope of the investigation, including incorporating 
additional exclusions and clarifying language. For a summary of the 
scope comments and scope rebuttal responses submitted to the record for 
this final determination, along with the accompanying discussion and 
analysis of all scope comments timely received, see the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the 
People's Republic of China: Scope Comments Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum'' (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum), dated July 30, 
2018.
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Verification

    In August 2018, we conducted verifications of the questionnaire 
responses submitted by mandatory respondents Dongguan Ricai Plastic 
Technology Co., Ltd. and Ricai Film Artwork Materials Co., Ltd. 
(collectively, Ricai), and Ningbo Junlong Craft Gift Co., Ltd. 
(Junlong) in accordance with section 782(i) of the Act. On August 1, 
2018, the other mandatory respondent, Dongguan Mei Song (Mei Song), 
requested a one-month extension to the company's agreed-upon 
verification schedule.\5\ On August 8, 2018, Commerce granted Mei Song 
a two-week extension to the start of verification.\6\ Despite the 
additional time, in a subsequent letter, Mei Song reiterated that it 
still was not possible to conduct verification, and requested a full 
exemption from verification,\7\ which Commerce denied because 
verification is required by statute in investigations.\8\ Because Mei 
Song did not allow Commerce to conduct verification of its 
questionnaire responses, the information Mei Song submitted in this 
investigation is unverified.\9\ Therefore, because Mei Song prevented 
us from conducting verification of its questionnaire responses, 
including its claim that it is not under de facto or de jure government 
control, we find that Mei Song has failed to demonstrate its 
eligibility for separate rate status. Thus, for purposes of this final 
determination, Mei Song will be considered part of the China-wide 
entity. We issued verification reports for Junlong and Ricai on 
September 24, 2018, and October 9, 2018, respectively.\10\ We used 
standard verification procedures, including an examination of relevant 
accounting and financial records, and original source documents 
provided by Ricai and Junlong.
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    \5\ See Mei Song's Letter, ``Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon 
from the People's Republic of China--Extension of Time Request for 
Mei Song's On-Site Verification,'' dated August 1, 2018.
    \6\ See Commerce Letter, ``Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon 
from the People's Republic of China--Revised Dates for 
Verification,'' dated August 8, 2018.
    \7\ See Letter from Mei Song, ``Certain Plastic Decorative 
Ribbon from the People's Republic of China--Response to Department 
Letter regarding Verification,'' dated August 9, 2018.
    \8\ See Letter from Commerce, ``Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation of Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People's 
Republic of China: Response to Mei Song's Request for Exemption from 
Verification,'' dated August 17, 2018.
    \9\ Id.
    \10\ See Memorandum to the File, ``Verification of the 
Questionnaire Responses of Ningbo Junlong Craft Gift Co., Ltd. 
(Junlong) in the Antidumping Investigation of Certain Plastic 
Decorative Ribbon from the People's Republic of China (China),'' 
dated September 24, 2018; and Memorandum to the File, ``Verification 
of the Questionnaire Responses of Dongguan Ricai Plastic Technology 
Co., Ltd., Ricai Film Artwork Materials Co., Ltd., Dongguan 
Hengsheng Artwork Co., Ltd., and Dongguan Changsheng Packing 
Materials Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain 
Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People's Republic of China,'' 
dated October 9, 2018.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    The issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were 
submitted by interested parties are discussed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues that parties raised, and to 
which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached 
to this notice at Appendix II.

Use of Adverse Facts Available (AFA)

    For the final determination we find, in accordance with sections 
776(a)(1), (a)(2)(A), (C) and (D) and 776(b) of the Act, that partial 
AFA is warranted in calculating the weighted-average dumping margin for 
Junlong.
    No interested parties commented on our preliminary determinations 
that, in accordance with sections 776(a)(1) and (a)(2)(A)-(C) and 
776(b) of the Act, application of AFA is warranted with respect to the 
China-wide entity. As a result, we continue to rely on AFA in 
determining the rate for the China-wide entity and, as AFA, have 
continued to apply the highest petition margin.

Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our review and analysis of the comments received from 
parties, along with corrections presented at verification, we made 
certain changes to the margin calculations for Junglong and Ricai since 
the Preliminary Determination and have found that Mei Song should be 
treated as part of the China-wide entity for the final determination. 
See full discussion in Issues and Decision Memorandum.

Combination Rates

    Consistent with the Preliminary Determination and Policy Bulletin 
05.1,\11\ Commerce calculated combination rates for the respondents 
that are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation.
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    \11\ See Enforcement and Compliance's Policy Bulletin No. 05.1 
regarding ``Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination 
Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy 
Countries,'' (April 5, 2005) (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available on 
Commerce's website at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull05-1.pdf.
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Final Determination

    The final weighted-average antidumping margins are as follows:
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    \12\ The China-wide entity includes Dongguan Mei Song Plastic 
Industry Co., Ltd. See Issues and Decision Memorandum. The China-
wide entity also continues to include companies to whom we issued 
quantity and value (Q&V) questionnaires and did not provide timely 
Q&V questionnaire responses or separate rate applications. See the 
Preliminary Issues and Decision Memorandum for a full discussion; 
see also Appendix III for a list of the other companies that are 
considered part of the China-wide entity.

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                                                        Weighted-average
            Exporter                    Producer         dumping margin
                                                           (percent)
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Ningbo Junlong Craft Gift Co.,    Ningbo Junlong                   54.21
 Ltd.                              Craft Gift Co.,
                                   Ltd.
Ricai Film Artwork Materials      Dongguan Ricai                   62.04
 Co., Ltd.                         Plastic Technology
                                   Co., Ltd.
Sun Rich (Asia) Ltd.............  Kai Feng Decoration              58.13
                                   (Hui Zhou) Co.,
                                   Ltd.
Sun Rich (Asia) Ltd.............  Sheng Yi Decoration              58.13
                                   (Dong Guan) Co.,
                                   Ltd.
Joynice Gifts & Crafts Co., Ltd.  Joynice Gifts &                  58.13
                                   Crafts Co., Ltd.
Chiapton Gifts Decorative         Nan Mei (Huizhou)                58.13
 Limited.                          Ribbon Art Factory
                                   Ltd.
Chiapton Gifts Decorative         Shantou Longhu                   58.13
 Limited.                          YingXin Art Craft
                                   Factory Co. Ltd.
Colorart Plastic Ribbon           Colorart Industrial              58.13
 Productions Limited.              Limited.
Zhejiang Shaoxing Royal Arts &    Santa's Collection               58.13
 Crafts Co., Ltd.                  Shaoxing Co. Ltd.
Zhejiang Shaoxing Royal Arts &    Zheijang Shaoxing                58.13
 Crafts Co., Ltd.                  Royal Arts &
                                   Crafts Co., Ltd.
Wingo Gift & Crafts (Shenzhen)    Wingo Gift & Crafts              58.13
 Co., Ltd.                         (Shenzhen) Co.,
                                   Ltd.
Seng San Enterprises Co., Ltd...  Xin Seng San                     58.13
                                   Handicraft
                                   (ShenZhen) Co.,
                                   Ltd.

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Xiangxin Decoration Factory.....  Xiangxin Decoration              58.13
                                   Factory.
Xinghui Packaging Co., Ltd......  Xinghui Packaging                58.13
                                   Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen SHS Technology R&D Co.,  Shenzhen SHS                     58.13
 Ltd.                              Technology R&D
                                   Co., Ltd.
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China-Wide Entity \12\..........  ...................           370.04 *
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* Determined on the basis of total adverse facts available.

Disclosure

    We intend to disclose to parties in this proceeding the 
calculations performed for this final determination within five days of 
the date of public announcement of our final determination, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, for this final 
determination, we will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of plastic ribbon 
from China, as described in Appendix I of this notice, which are 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
August 8, 2018, the date of publication in the Federal Register of the 
affirmative Preliminary Determination. Further, pursuant to section 
733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), Commerce will instruct 
CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the weighted average amount by 
which normal value exceeds U.S. price, as indicated in the chart above 
as follows: (1) For the producer/exporter combinations listed in the 
table above, the cash deposit rate is equal to the estimated weighted-
average dumping margin listed for that combination in the table; (2) 
for all combinations of Chinese producers/exporters of merchandise 
under consideration that have not established eligibility for their own 
separate rates, the cash deposit rate will be equal to the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin established for the China-wide entity; 
and (3) for all third-county exporters of merchandise under 
consideration not listed in the table above, the cash deposit rate is 
the cash deposit rate applicable to the Chinese producer/exporter 
combination (or the China-wide entity) that supplied that third country 
exporter. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in 
effect until further notice.

International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
United States International Trade Commission (ITC) of our final 
affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because Commerce's final 
determination is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of 
the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the 
domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or 
threatened with material injury, by reason of imports or sales (or the 
likelihood of sales) for importation of common alloy sheet, no later 
than 45 days after this final determination. If the ITC determines that 
such injury does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated and all 
cash deposits posted will be refunded. If the ITC determines that such 
injury does exist, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order 
directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, 
antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective 
date of the suspension of liquidation, as discussed above in the 
``Suspension of Liquidation'' section.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice will serve as a reminder to the parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of propriety information disclosed under APO 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of 
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.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c).

    Dated: December 21, 2018.
P. Lee Smith,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations.

Appendix I--Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain plastic 
decorative ribbon, having a width (measured at the narrowest span of 
the ribbon) of less than or equal to four (4) inches, but 
disregarding any features that measure 4 inches or less in width, 
such as tapering or cutting at the ends or in a bow knot, provided 
that aggregate length of such features comprises no more than 20% of 
the length of the ribbon. Subject merchandise includes but is not 
limited to ribbon wound onto itself; a spool, a core or a tube (with 
or without flanges); attached to a card or strip; wound into a keg- 
or egg-shaped configuration; made into bows, bow-like items, or 
other shapes or configurations; and whether or not packaged or 
labeled for retail sale. The subject merchandise is typically made 
of substrates of polypropylene, but may be made in whole or in part 
of any type of plastic, including without limitation, plastic 
derived from petroleum products and plastic derived from cellulose 
products. Unless the context otherwise clearly indicates, the word 
``ribbon'' used in the singular includes the plural and the plural 
``ribbons'' includes the singular.
    The subject merchandise includes ribbons comprised of one or 
more layers of substrates made, in whole or in part, of plastics 
adhered to each other, regardless of the method used to adhere the 
layers together, including without limitation, ribbons comprised of 
layers of substrates adhered to each other through a lamination 
process. Subject merchandise also includes ribbons comprised of (a) 
one or more layers of substrates made, in whole or in part, of 
plastics adhered to (b) one or more layers of substrates made, in 
whole or in part, of non-plastic materials, including, without 
limitation, substrates made, in whole or in part, of fabric.
    The ribbons subject to this investigation may be of any color or 
combination of colors (including without limitation, ribbons that 
are transparent, translucent or opaque) and may or may not bear 
words or images, including without limitation, those of a holiday 
motif. The subject merchandise includes ribbons with embellishments 
and/or treatments, including, without limitation, ribbons that are 
printed, hot-stamped, coated, laminated, flocked, crimped, die-cut, 
embossed (or that otherwise have impressed designs, images, words or 
patterns), and

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ribbons with holographic, metallic, glitter or iridescent finishes.
    Subject merchandise includes ``pull-bows'' an assemblage of 
ribbons connected to one another, folded flat, and equipped with a 
means to form such ribbons into the shape of a bow by pulling on a 
length of material affixed to such assemblage, and ``pre-notched'' 
bows, an assemblage of notched ribbon loops arranged one inside the 
other with the notches in alignment and affixed to each other where 
notched, and which the end user forms into a bow by separating and 
spreading the loops circularly around the notches, which form the 
center of the bow. Subject merchandise includes ribbons that are 
packaged with non-subject merchandise, including ensembles that 
include ribbons and other products, such as gift wrap, gift bags, 
gift tags and/or other gift packaging products. The ribbons are 
covered by the scope of this investigation; the ``other products'' 
(i.e., the other, non-subject merchandise included in the ensemble) 
are not covered by the scope of this investigation.
    Excluded from the scope of this investigation are the following: 
(1) Ribbons formed exclusively by weaving plastic threads together; 
(2) ribbons that have metal wire in, on, or along the entirety of 
each of the longitudinal edges of the ribbon; (3) ribbons with an 
adhesive coating covering the entire span between the longitudinal 
edges of the ribbon for the entire length of the ribbon; (4) ribbon 
formed into a bow without a tab or other means for attaching the bow 
to an object using adhesives, where the bow has: (a) An outer layer 
that is either flocked, made of fabric, or covered by any other 
decorative coating such as glitter (whether of plastic or non-
plastic materials), and (b) a flexible metal wire at the base which 
permits attachment to an object by twist-tying; (5) elastic ribbons, 
meaning ribbons that elongate when stretched and return to their 
original dimension when the stretching load is removed; (6) ribbons 
affixed as a decorative detail to non-subject merchandise, such as a 
gift bag, gift box, gift tin, greeting card or plush toy, or affixed 
(including by tying) as a decorative detail to packaging containing 
non subject merchandise; (7) ribbons that are (a) affixed to non-
subject merchandise as a working component of such non-subject 
merchandise, such as where the ribbon comprises a book marker, bag 
cinch, or part of an identity card holder, or (b) affixed (including 
by tying) to non-subject merchandise as a working component that 
holds or packages such non-subject merchandise or attaches packaging 
or labeling to such non-subject merchandise, such as a ``belly 
band'' around a pair of pajamas, a pair of socks or a blanket; (8) 
imitation raffia made of plastics having a thickness not more than 
one (1) mil when measured in an unfolded/untwisted state; (9) cords, 
i.e., multiple strands of materials that have been braided, gimped 
or twisted together; and (10) ribbons in the form of bows having a 
diameter of less than seven-eighths (\7/8\) of an inch, or having a 
diameter of more than 16 inches, based on actual measurement. For 
purposes of this exclusion, the diameter of a bow is equal to the 
diameter of the smallest circular ring through which the bow will 
pass without compressing the bow.
    The scope of the investigation excludes shredded plastic film or 
shredded plastic strip, in each case where the shred does not exceed 
5 mm in width and does not exceed 18 inches in length.
    The scope of the investigation excludes plastic garlands and 
plastic tinsel garlands, imported in lengths of not less than three 
(3) feet. The longitudinal base of these garlands may be made of 
wire or non-wire material, and these garlands may include plastic 
die-cut pieces. Also excluded are items made of plastic garland and/
or plastic tinsel where the items do not have a tab or other means 
for attaching the item to an object using adhesives. This exclusion 
does not apply to plastic garland bows, plastic tinsel bows, or 
other bow-like products made of plastic garland or plastic tinsel.
    The scope of the investigation excludes ribbons made exclusively 
of fabric formed by weaving or knitting threads together, or by 
matting, condensing or pressing fibers together to create felt 
fabric, regardless of thread or fiber composition, including without 
limitation, fabric ribbons of polyester, nylon, acrylic or terylene 
threads or fibers. This exclusion does not apply to plastic ribbons 
that are flocked.
    The scope of the investigation excludes ribbons having a width 
of less than three (3) mm when incorporated by weaving into mesh 
material (whether flat or tubular) or fabric ribbon (meaning ribbon 
formed by weaving all or any of the following: man-made fibers, 
natural fibers, metal threads and/or metalized yarns), in each case 
only where the mesh material or fabric ribbon is imported in the 
form of a decorative bow or a decorative bow-like item.
    Further, excluded from the scope of the antidumping duty 
investigation are any products covered by the existing antidumping 
duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET 
Film) from the People's Republic of China (China). See Polyethylene 
Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from Brazil, the People's 
Republic of China and the United Arab Emirates: Antidumping Duty 
Orders and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value for the United Arab Emirates, 73 FR 66595 (November 10, 2008).
    Merchandise covered by this investigation is currently 
classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) under subheadings 3920.20.0015 and 3926.40.0010. Merchandise 
covered by this investigation also may enter under subheadings 
3920.10.0000; 3920.20.0055; 3920.30.0000; 3920.43.5000; 
3920.49.0000; 3920.62.0050; 3920.62.0090; 3920.69.0000; 
3921.90.1100; 3921.90.1500; 3921.90.1910; 3921.90.1950; 
3921.90.4010; 3921.90.4090; 3926.90.9996; 5404.90.0000; 
9505.90.4000; 4601.99.9000; 4602.90.0000; 5609.00.3000; 
5609.00.4000; and 6307.90.9889. These HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the 
scope of this investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II--List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum

I. SUMMARY
II. BACKGROUND
III. SCOPE COMMENTS
IV. CHANGES SINCE THE PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION
V. TREATMENT OF MEI SONG
VI. CHINA-WIDE RATE AND USE OF FACTS OTHERWISE AVAILABLE AND ADVERSE 
INFERENCES
VII. DISCUSSION OF THE ISSUES
    Scope Comments
    Comment 1: Exclusion for Plastic Garlands and Plastic Tinsel 
Garlands
    Comment 2: Exclusion for Bows Made from Plastic Garland
    Comment 3: Exclusion for Easter Grass, Tinsel, and Decorative 
Packaging Shred
    Comment 4: Exclusion for Fabric Ribbon
    Comment 5: Exclusion for Cords
    Comment 6: Clarification of the Exclusion for Ribbon Formed into 
a Bow with Non-Plastic Decorative Coatings
    Comment 7: Exclusion for Ribbon Made of Both Plastic and Non-
Plastic Strands
    Comment 8: Clarification Regarding the Measurement of the Width 
of Ribbon
    Comment 9: Exclusion for Swirl Decorations
    Comment 10: Exclusion for Bows Made from Plastic Sheet
    Comment 11: Exclusion for Flocked and Unflocked Bows with 
Flexible Wire, Ribbon, String, or Other Type of Tie at the Base
    Junlong Issues
    Comment 12: Whether to Apply AFA to Junlong
    Comment 12a: Date of Sale
    Comment 12b: Product Characteristics
    Comment 12c: U.S. Destinations
    Comment 12d: Unreported Toller Factors of Production (FOPs)
    Comment 12e: Labor
    Comment 12f: Payment Dates
    Ricai Issues
    Comment 13: Whether to Apply AFA to Ricai
    Comment 13a: Date of Sale
    Comment 13b: Disclosure of Unaffiliated Internal Reseller
    Comment 13c: Disclosure of U.S. Selling Agent
    Comment 13d: FOP Production and Consumption Weights
    Comment 13e: FOP Database Allocation Methodology
    Comment 13f: Reporting of Holographic FOPs
    General Issues
    Comment 14: Surrogate Value for Plastic Bag Input
    Comment 15: Surrogate Value for Hanging Strip Input
    Comment 16: Value Added Tax Calculation
    Comment 17: Which Surrogate Values Should be Used for PET Film, 
Glitter Film, Rainbow Film, and Holographic Film
    Comment 18: Which Surrogate Financial Statements Should Be Used 
for Surrogate Financial Ratios
    Comment 19: Surrogate Value for Card Inputs

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    Comment 20: Whether to Treat Point-of-Sale Packaging as Direct 
Material Costs
    Comment 21: Whether to Provide an Export Subsidy Offset
VIII. RECOMMENDATION

Appendix III--Unresponsive Companies

    1. Best Craftwork Products Co., Ltd.
    2. Billion Trend International Ltd.
    3. Dongguan Xinghui Packaging Co., Ltd.
    4. Fangtai Webbing Co.
    5. Foshan City Shunde District Fangtai Webbing Co., Ltd.
    6. Hangzhou Jiefa Materials Co., Ltd.
    7. Hangzhou Owner Party Co., Ltd.
    8. Jiaxing Kaiya Textile Co., Ltd.
    9. Long Fine Gift & Bags Factory
    10. Nan Mei Decorative Ribbons Co., Ltd.
    11. Ningbo Qianyi Color Ribbon Co., Ltd.
    12. Ningbo Sellers Union Co., Ltd.
    13. Qingdao Hileaders Co., Ltd.
    14. Shanghai Foreign Trade Enterprises Pudong Co., Ltd.
    15. Shenzhen Ao Wei Gift Co., Ltd.
    16. Shenzhen Gary Gifts Packing Co., Ltd.
    17. Shenzhen Guangyunda Technology Co., Ltd.
    18. True Color Gift Packing Co., Ltd.
    19. Wellmark Gift (Shenzhen) Co Ltd
    20. Wello Gift Co., Ltd.
    21. Xiamen Golden Grand Lucky Ribbon & Bow Co., Ltd.
    22. Xiamen Meisida Decorations Co., Ltd.
    23. Yangzhou Bestpak Gifts & Crafts Co., Ltd.
    24. Yiwu Eco-Tondo Artware Co., Ltd.
    25. Yongjiaxin Gifts & Crafts Factory

[FR Doc. 2019-00755 Filed 1-31-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P