Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 2816-2819 [2019-01660]

Download as PDF 2816 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2019 / Notices c/o: Victoria Gunderson, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Mail Stop: 28018, Washington, DC 20230. To be considered during the meeting, public comments must be transmitted to the REEEAC prior to the meeting. As such, written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 22, 2019. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of REEEAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days following the meeting. Dated: February 4, 2019. Man Cho, Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2019–01560 Filed 2–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Background Each year during the anniversary month of the publication of an antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended investigation, an interested party, as defined in section 771(9) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), may request, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213, that the Department of Commerce (Commerce) conduct an administrative review of that antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended investigation. All deadlines for the submission of comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting date. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Feb 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 Respondent Selection In the event Commerce limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to requests made for the orders identified below, except for the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China and the reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China, Commerce intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We intend to release the CBP data under Administrative Protective Order (APO) to all parties having an APO within five days of publication of the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 21 days of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Therefore, we encourage all parties interested in commenting on respondent selection to submit their APO applications on the date of publication of the initiation notice, or as soon thereafter as possible. Commerce invites comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection within five days of placement of the CBP data on the record of the review. In the event Commerce decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act: In general, Commerce finds that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be ‘‘collapsed’’ (i.e., treated as a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, Commerce will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of a review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping proceeding (i.e., investigation, administrative review, new shipper review or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to a review, if Commerce determined, or continued to treat, that company as collapsed with others, Commerce will assume that such companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, Commerce will not collapse companies for purposes of respondent PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 selection. Parties are requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which they were collapsed. Further, if companies are requested to complete a Quantity and Value Questionnaire for purposes of respondent selection, in general each company must report volume and value data separately for itself. Parties should not include data for any other party, even if they believe they should be treated as a single entity with that other party. If a company was collapsed with another company or companies in the most recently completed segment of a proceeding where Commerce considered collapsing that entity, complete quantity and value data for that collapsed entity must be submitted. Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that requests a review may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The regulation provides that Commerce may extend this time if it is reasonable to do so. Determinations by Commerce to extend the 90-day deadline will be made on a case-by-case basis. Deadline for Particular Market Situation Allegation Section 504 of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 amended the Act by adding the concept of particular market situation (PMS) for purposes of constructed value under section 773(e) of the Act.1 Section 773(e) of the Act states that ‘‘if a particular market situation exists such that the cost of materials and fabrication or other processing of any kind does not accurately reflect the cost of production in the ordinary course of trade, the administering authority may use another calculation methodology under this subtitle or any other calculation methodology.’’ When an interested party submits a PMS allegation pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, Commerce will respond to such a submission consistent with 19 CFR 351.301(c)(v). If Commerce finds that a PMS exists under section 773(e) of the Act, then it will modify its dumping calculations appropriately. Neither section 773(e) of the Act nor 19 CFR 351.301(c)(v) set a deadline for the submission of PMS allegations and supporting factual information. However, in order to administer section 1 See Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, Public Law 114–27, 129 Stat. 362 (2015). E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2019 / Notices 773(e) of the Act, Commerce must receive PMS allegations and supporting factual information with enough time to consider the submission. Thus, should an interested party wish to submit a PMS allegation and supporting new factual information pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, it must do so no later than 20 days after submission of initial Section D responses. Opportunity to Request a Review: Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.2 Accordingly, not later than February 28, 2019,3 interested parties may request administrative review of the following orders, findings, or suspended investigations, with anniversary dates in December, January and February for the following periods. With regard to properly filed requests for review that have already been filed for AD and CVD orders or suspension agreements with December or January anniversary dates, Commerce will consider such requests as timely filed. Antidumping Duty Proceedings for December 2018 Please see the notice of opportunity to request administrative reviews that published on December 3, 2018 (83 FR 2817 62293) for a list of relevant antidumping duty proceedings. Countervailing Duty Proceedings for December 2018 Please see the notice of opportunity to request administrative reviews that published on December 3, 2018 (83 FR 62293) for a list of relevant countervailing duty proceedings. Suspension Agreements for December 2018 Please see the notice of opportunity to request administrative reviews that published on December 3, 2018 (83 FR 62293) for a list of relevant suspension agreements. Period of review Suspension Agreements for December 2019 MEXICO: Sugar,4 C–201–846 ....................................................................................................................................................... Antidumping Duty Proceedings for January 2019 BELARUS: Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod, A–822–806 .......................................................................................................... BRAZIL: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, A–351–837 ................................................................................................... CANADA: Softwood Lumber, A–122–857 ..................................................................................................................................... INDIA: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, A–533–828 ...................................................................................................... MEXICO: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, A–201–831 ................................................................................................. REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, A–580–852 ......................................................................... RUSSIA: Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod, A–821–824 ............................................................................................................. SOUTH AFRICA: Ferrovanadium, A–791–815 ............................................................................................................................. THAILAND: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, A–549–820 .............................................................................................. THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Calcium Hypochlorite, A–570–008 ......................................................................................................................................... Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod, A–570–012 ......................................................................................................... Crepe Paper Products, A–570–895 ....................................................................................................................................... Ferrovanadium, A–570–873 ................................................................................................................................................... Folding Gift Boxes, A–570–866 ............................................................................................................................................. Hardwood Plywood Products, A–570–051 ............................................................................................................................. Potassium Permanganate, A–570–001 .................................................................................................................................. Wooden Bedroom Furniture, A–570–890 .............................................................................................................................. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod, A–520–808 .............................................................................. ARGENTINA: Biodiesel, C–357–821 ............................................................................................................................................ CANADA: Softwood Lumber, C–122–858 ..................................................................................................................................... INDONESIA: Biodiesel, C–560–831 .............................................................................................................................................. THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Calcium Hypochlorite, C–570–009 ......................................................................................................................................... Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod, C–570–013 ........................................................................................................ Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe, C–570–936 .............................................................................................. Hardwood Plywood Products, C–570–052 ............................................................................................................................ Oil Country Tubular Goods, C–570–944 ................................................................................................................................ Tool Chests and Cabinets, C–570–057 ................................................................................................................................. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Suspension Agreements for January 2019 RUSSIA: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon Steel Plate, A–821–808 ............................................................................................... Antidumping Duty Proceedings for February 2019 BRAZIL: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate, A–351–847 .............................................................................................. FRANCE: Uranium, A–427–818 .................................................................................................................................................... INDIA: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate, A–533–817 ........................................................................................... Certain Preserved Mushrooms, A–533–813 .......................................................................................................................... Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A–533–840 ................................................................................................................................ Stainless Steel Bar, A–533–810 ............................................................................................................................................ INDONESIA: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate, A–560–805 ........................................................................................... Certain Preserved Mushrooms, A–560–802 .......................................................................................................................... 2 See Memorandum to the Record from 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, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Feb 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. 3 Or the next business day, if the deadline falls on a weekend, federal holiday or any other day when Commerce is closed. 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E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 2818 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2019 / Notices Period of review ITALY: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A–475–828 ........................................................................................................ JAPAN: Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A–588–602 ................................................................................................................ Stainless Steel Bar, A–588–833 ............................................................................................................................................ MALAYSIA: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A–557–809 ................................................................................................ MEXICO: Large Residential Washers, A–201–842 ...................................................................................................................... PHILIPPINES: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A–565–801 ............................................................................................ REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate, A–580–836 ........................................................................................... Large Residential Washers, A–580–868 ................................................................................................................................ SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM: Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A–552–802 ................................................................................................................................ Steel Wire Garment Hangers, A–552–812 ............................................................................................................................ Utility Scale Wind Towers, A–552–814 .................................................................................................................................. SOUTH AFRICA: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate, A–791–822 .............................................................................. TAIWAN: Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products, A–583–853 ................................................................................................. THAILAND: Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A–549–822 ................................................................................................................... THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Certain Preserved Mushrooms, A–570–851 .......................................................................................................................... Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products, A–570–010 .......................................................................................................... Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A–570–893 ................................................................................................................................ Heavy Forged Hand Tools, With or Without Handles, A–570–803 ....................................................................................... Large Residential Washers, A–570–033 ................................................................................................................................ Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes, A–570–929 ................................................................................................................. Uncovered Innerspring Units, A–570–928 ............................................................................................................................. Utility Scale Wind Towers, A–570–981 .................................................................................................................................. TURKEY: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate, A–489–828 .......................................................................................... INDIA: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate, C–533–818 ........................................................................................... Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, C–533–829 .......................................................................................................... Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing, C–533–874 ........................................................................................................................ INDONESIA: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate, C–560–806 ............................................................................ REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate, C–580–837 ........................................................................................... Large Residential Washers, C–580–869 ............................................................................................................................... SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM: Steel Wire Garment Hangers, C–552–813 .................................................................... THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing, C–570–059 ........................................................................................................................ Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products, C–570–011 .......................................................................................................... Utility Scale Wind Towers, C–570–982 .................................................................................................................................. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Suspension Agreements for February 2019 None. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), an interested party as defined by section 771(9) of the Act may request in writing that the Secretary conduct an administrative review. For both antidumping and countervailing duty reviews, the interested party must specify the individual producers or exporters covered by an antidumping finding or an antidumping or countervailing duty order or suspension agreement for which it is requesting a review. In addition, a domestic interested party or an interested party described in section 771(9)(B) of the Act must state why it desires the Secretary to review those particular producers or exporters. If the interested party intends for the Secretary to review sales of merchandise by an exporter (or a producer if that producer also exports merchandise from other suppliers) which was produced in more than one country of origin and each country of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Feb 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 origin is subject to a separate order, then the interested party must state specifically, on an order-by-order basis, which exporter(s) the request is intended to cover. Note that, for any party Commerce was unable to locate in prior segments, Commerce will not accept a request for an administrative review of that party absent new information as to the party’s location. Moreover, if the interested party who files a request for review is unable to locate the producer or exporter for which it requested the review, the interested party must provide an explanation of the attempts it made to locate the producer or exporter at the same time it files its request for review, in order for the Secretary to determine if the interested party’s attempts were reasonable, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.303(f)(3)(ii). As explained in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003), and NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 2/1/18–1/31/19 1/1/18–12/31/18 1/1/18–12/31/18 9/25/17–12/31/18 1/1/18–12/31/18 1/1/18–12/31/18 1/1/18–12/31/18 1/1/18–12/31/18 9/25/17–12/31/18 1/1/18–12/31/18 1/1/18–12/31/18 Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011), Commerce clarified its practice with respect to the collection of final antidumping duties on imports of merchandise where intermediate firms are involved. The public should be aware of this clarification in determining whether to request an administrative review of merchandise subject to antidumping findings and orders.5 Commerce no longer considers the non-market economy (NME) entity as an exporter conditionally subject to an antidumping duty administrative reviews.6 Accordingly, the NME entity will not be under review unless Commerce specifically receives a request for, or self-initiates, a review of 5 See also the Enforcement and Compliance website at http://trade.gov/enforcement/. 6 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2019 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 the NME entity.7 In administrative reviews of antidumping duty orders on merchandise from NME countries where a review of the NME entity has not been initiated, but where an individual exporter for which a review was initiated does not qualify for a separate rate, Commerce will issue a final decision indicating that the company in question is part of the NME entity. However, in that situation, because no review of the NME entity was conducted, the NME entity’s entries were not subject to the review and the rate for the NME entity is not subject to change as a result of that review (although the rate for the individual exporter may change as a function of the finding that the exporter is part of the NME entity). Following initiation of an antidumping administrative review when there is no review requested of the NME entity, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate entries for all exporters not named in the initiation notice, including those that were suspended at the NME entity rate. All requests must be filed electronically in Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS) on Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS website at http://access.trade.gov.8 Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(l)(i), a copy of each request must be served on the petitioner and each exporter or producer specified in the request. Commerce will publish in the Federal Register a notice of ‘‘Initiation of Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation’’ for requests received by February 28, 2019. If Commerce does not receive, by February 28, 2019, a request for review of entries covered by an order, finding, or suspended investigation listed in this notice and for any of the periods identified above, Commerce will instruct CBP to assess antidumping or countervailing duties on those entries at a rate equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping or countervailing duties required on those entries at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit previously ordered. 7 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), parties should specify that they are requesting a review of entries from exporters comprising the entity, and to the extent possible, include the names of such exporters in their request. 8 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Feb 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ‘‘gap’’ period of the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the period of review. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: February 4, 2019. James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–01660 Filed 2–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; SURF Fellow Housing Application National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Dr. Brandi Toliver, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1090, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1090, tel. (301) 972–2371, or brandi.toliver@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The purpose of this collection is to gather information requested on behalf of the NIST Summer Undergraduate PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2819 Research Fellowship (SURF) Program for both Gaithersburg and Boulder locations. Students participating in the program receive a fellowship which includes lodging arranged by the agency. To coordinate the lodging, information is submitted by accepted students who require lodging during the program dates. The student information is utilized for roommate matching based on gender and common interests. The information includes: Identification of accepted laboratory, housing requirement (yes or no), first name, last name, dates requesting housing, gender, roommate identification, name of academic institution of enrollment, preferences (night owl, early bird, neatness, smoking), and special requests. II. Method of Collection The information will be collected electronically. Accepted students will receive a link to the Housing Application administered on Google Documents (a NIST approved platform). The application must be completed by a required deadline. The provided link will be inactive after the deadline. III. Data OMB Control Number: New collection. 0693–XXXX. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 220. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 110 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments NIST invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended 
Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD 
Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-
4735.

Background

    Each year during the anniversary month of the publication of an 
antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended 
investigation, an interested party, as defined in section 771(9) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), may request, in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.213, that the Department of Commerce (Commerce) conduct 
an administrative review of that antidumping or countervailing duty 
order, finding, or suspended investigation.
    All deadlines for the submission of comments or actions by Commerce 
discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the 
applicable starting date.

Respondent Selection

    In the event Commerce limits the number of respondents for 
individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to 
requests made for the orders identified below, except for the 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom 
furniture from the People's Republic of China and the reviews of the 
antidumping duty orders on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic 
products from Taiwan and the People's Republic of China, Commerce 
intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We 
intend to release the CBP data under Administrative Protective Order 
(APO) to all parties having an APO within five days of publication of 
the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent 
selection within 21 days of publication of the initiation Federal 
Register notice. Therefore, we encourage all parties interested in 
commenting on respondent selection to submit their APO applications on 
the date of publication of the initiation notice, or as soon thereafter 
as possible. Commerce invites comments regarding the CBP data and 
respondent selection within five days of placement of the CBP data on 
the record of the review.
    In the event Commerce decides it is necessary to limit individual 
examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under 
section 777A(c)(2) of the Act:
    In general, Commerce finds that determinations concerning whether 
particular companies should be ``collapsed'' (i.e., treated as a single 
entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a 
substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often 
require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, Commerce will 
not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of a 
review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection 
phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain 
companies in a previous segment of this antidumping proceeding (i.e., 
investigation, administrative review, new shipper review or changed 
circumstances review). For any company subject to a review, if Commerce 
determined, or continued to treat, that company as collapsed with 
others, Commerce will assume that such companies continue to operate in 
the same manner and will collapse them for respondent selection 
purposes. Otherwise, Commerce will not collapse companies for purposes 
of respondent selection. Parties are requested to (a) identify which 
companies subject to review previously were collapsed, and (b) provide 
a citation to the proceeding in which they were collapsed. Further, if 
companies are requested to complete a Quantity and Value Questionnaire 
for purposes of respondent selection, in general each company must 
report volume and value data separately for itself. Parties should not 
include data for any other party, even if they believe they should be 
treated as a single entity with that other party. If a company was 
collapsed with another company or companies in the most recently 
completed segment of a proceeding where Commerce considered collapsing 
that entity, complete quantity and value data for that collapsed entity 
must be submitted.

Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that requests a review 
may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of publication of 
the notice of initiation of the requested review. The regulation 
provides that Commerce may extend this time if it is reasonable to do 
so. Determinations by Commerce to extend the 90-day deadline will be 
made on a case-by-case basis.

Deadline for Particular Market Situation Allegation

    Section 504 of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 amended 
the Act by adding the concept of particular market situation (PMS) for 
purposes of constructed value under section 773(e) of the Act.\1\ 
Section 773(e) of the Act states that ``if a particular market 
situation exists such that the cost of materials and fabrication or 
other processing of any kind does not accurately reflect the cost of 
production in the ordinary course of trade, the administering authority 
may use another calculation methodology under this subtitle or any 
other calculation methodology.'' When an interested party submits a PMS 
allegation pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, Commerce will respond 
to such a submission consistent with 19 CFR 351.301(c)(v). If Commerce 
finds that a PMS exists under section 773(e) of the Act, then it will 
modify its dumping calculations appropriately.
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    \1\ See Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, Public Law 114-
27, 129 Stat. 362 (2015).
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    Neither section 773(e) of the Act nor 19 CFR 351.301(c)(v) set a 
deadline for the submission of PMS allegations and supporting factual 
information. However, in order to administer section

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773(e) of the Act, Commerce must receive PMS allegations and supporting 
factual information with enough time to consider the submission. Thus, 
should an interested party wish to submit a PMS allegation and 
supporting new factual information pursuant to section 773(e) of the 
Act, it must do so no later than 20 days after submission of initial 
Section D responses.
    Opportunity to Request a Review: Commerce exercised its discretion 
to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government 
closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on 
January 29, 2019.\2\ Accordingly, not later than February 28, 2019,\3\ 
interested parties may request administrative review of the following 
orders, findings, or suspended investigations, with anniversary dates 
in December, January and February for the following periods. With 
regard to properly filed requests for review that have already been 
filed for AD and CVD orders or suspension agreements with December or 
January anniversary dates, Commerce will consider such requests as 
timely filed.
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    \2\ See Memorandum to the Record from 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, ``Deadlines 
Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,'' dated 
January 28, 2019.
    \3\ Or the next business day, if the deadline falls on a 
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Antidumping Duty Proceedings for December 2018

    Please see the notice of opportunity to request administrative 
reviews that published on December 3, 2018 (83 FR 62293) for a list of 
relevant antidumping duty proceedings.

Countervailing Duty Proceedings for December 2018

    Please see the notice of opportunity to request administrative 
reviews that published on December 3, 2018 (83 FR 62293) for a list of 
relevant countervailing duty proceedings.

Suspension Agreements for December 2018

    Please see the notice of opportunity to request administrative 
reviews that published on December 3, 2018 (83 FR 62293) for a list of 
relevant suspension agreements.
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    \4\ In the notice of opportunity to request administrative 
reviews that published on December 3, 2018 (83 FR 62293) Commerce 
listed the incorrect period of review for the CVD Sugar from Mexico 
case. The correct period of review is listed in this notice.

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       Suspension Agreements for December 2019
 
MEXICO: Sugar,\4\ C-201-846..........................    1/1/18-12/31/18
 
    Antidumping Duty Proceedings for January 2019
 
BELARUS: Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod, A-822-806..   9/12/17-12/31/18
BRAZIL: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, A-351-   1/1/18-12/31/18
 837.................................................
CANADA: Softwood Lumber, A-122-857...................   6/30/17-12/31/18
INDIA: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, A-533-    1/1/18-12/31/18
 828.................................................
MEXICO: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, A-201-   1/1/18-12/31/18
 831.................................................
REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire       1/1/18-12/31/18
 Strand, A-580-852...................................
RUSSIA: Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod, A-821-824...   9/12/17-12/31/18
SOUTH AFRICA: Ferrovanadium, A-791-815...............    1/1/18-12/31/18
THAILAND: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, A-     1/1/18-12/31/18
 549-820.............................................
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA:
    Calcium Hypochlorite, A-570-008..................    1/1/18-12/31/18
    Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod, A-570-      1/1/18-12/31/18
     012.............................................
    Crepe Paper Products, A-570-895..................    1/1/18-12/31/18
    Ferrovanadium, A-570-873.........................    1/1/18-12/31/18
    Folding Gift Boxes, A-570-866....................    1/1/18-12/31/18
    Hardwood Plywood Products, A-570-051.............   6/23/17-12/31/18
    Potassium Permanganate, A-570-001................    1/1/18-12/31/18
    Wooden Bedroom Furniture, A-570-890..............    1/1/18-12/31/18
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire       9/12/17-12/31/18
 Rod, A-520-808......................................
ARGENTINA: Biodiesel, C-357-821......................   8/28/17-12/31/18
CANADA: Softwood Lumber, C-122-858...................   4/28/17-12/31/18
INDONESIA: Biodiesel, C-560-831......................   8/28/17-12/31/18
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA:
    Calcium Hypochlorite, C-570-009..................    1/1/18-12/31/18
    Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod, C-570-      1/1/18-12/31/18
     013.............................................
    Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe, C-   1/1/18-12/31/18
     570-936.........................................
    Hardwood Plywood Products, C-570-052.............   4/25/17-12/31/18
    Oil Country Tubular Goods, C-570-944.............    1/1/18-12/31/18
    Tool Chests and Cabinets, C-570-057..............   9/15/17-12/31/18
 
        Suspension Agreements for January 2019
 
RUSSIA: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon Steel Plate, A-     1/1/18-12/31/18
 821-808.............................................
 
    Antidumping Duty Proceedings for February 2019
 
BRAZIL: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate, A-    2/1/18-1/31/19
 351-847.............................................
FRANCE: Uranium, A-427-818...........................     2/1/18-1/31/19
INDIA:
    Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate,     2/1/18-1/31/19
     A-533-817.......................................
    Certain Preserved Mushrooms, A-533-813...........     2/1/18-1/31/19
    Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-533-840...............     2/1/18-1/31/19
    Stainless Steel Bar, A-533-810...................     2/1/18-1/31/19
INDONESIA:
    Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate,     2/1/18-1/31/19
     A-560-805.......................................
    Certain Preserved Mushrooms, A-560-802...........     2/1/18-1/31/19

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ITALY: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A-475-    2/1/18-1/31/19
 828.................................................
JAPAN:
    Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A-588-602..     2/1/18-1/31/19
    Stainless Steel Bar, A-588-833...................     2/1/18-1/31/19
MALAYSIA: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A-     2/1/18-1/31/19
 557-809.............................................
MEXICO: Large Residential Washers, A-201-842.........     2/1/18-1/31/19
PHILIPPINES: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings,     2/1/18-1/31/19
 A-565-801...........................................
REPUBLIC OF KOREA:
    Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate,     2/1/18-1/31/19
     A-580-836.......................................
    Large Residential Washers, A-580-868.............     2/1/18-1/31/19
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM:
    Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-552-802...............     2/1/18-1/31/19
    Steel Wire Garment Hangers, A-552-812............     2/1/18-1/31/19
    Utility Scale Wind Towers, A-552-814.............     2/1/18-1/31/19
SOUTH AFRICA: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length        2/1/18-1/31/19
 Plate, A-791-822....................................
TAIWAN: Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products, A-     2/1/18-1/31/19
 583-853.............................................
THAILAND: Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-549-822.........     2/1/18-1/31/19
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA:
    Certain Preserved Mushrooms, A-570-851...........     2/1/18-1/31/19
    Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products, A-570-     2/1/18-1/31/19
     010.............................................
    Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-570-893...............     2/1/18-1/31/19
    Heavy Forged Hand Tools, With or Without Handles,     2/1/18-1/31/19
     A-570-803.......................................
    Large Residential Washers, A-570-033.............     2/1/18-1/31/19
    Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes, A-570-929....     2/1/18-1/31/19
    Uncovered Innerspring Units, A-570-928...........     2/1/18-1/31/19
    Utility Scale Wind Towers, A-570-981.............     2/1/18-1/31/19
TURKEY: Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate, A-    2/1/18-1/31/19
 489-828.............................................
INDIA:
    Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate,    1/1/18-12/31/18
     C-533-818.......................................
    Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, C-533-829    1/1/18-12/31/18
    Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing, C-533-874..........   9/25/17-12/31/18
INDONESIA: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel    1/1/18-12/31/18
 Plate, C-560-806....................................
REPUBLIC OF KOREA:
    Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate,    1/1/18-12/31/18
     C-580-837.......................................
    Large Residential Washers, C-580-869.............    1/1/18-12/31/18
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM: Steel Wire Garment        1/1/18-12/31/18
 Hangers, C-552-813..................................
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA:
    Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing, C-570-059..........   9/25/17-12/31/18
    Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products, C-570-    1/1/18-12/31/18
     011.............................................
    Utility Scale Wind Towers, C-570-982.............    1/1/18-12/31/18
 
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Suspension Agreements for February 2019

    None.
    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), an interested party as 
defined by section 771(9) of the Act may request in writing that the 
Secretary conduct an administrative review. For both antidumping and 
countervailing duty reviews, the interested party must specify the 
individual producers or exporters covered by an antidumping finding or 
an antidumping or countervailing duty order or suspension agreement for 
which it is requesting a review. In addition, a domestic interested 
party or an interested party described in section 771(9)(B) of the Act 
must state why it desires the Secretary to review those particular 
producers or exporters. If the interested party intends for the 
Secretary to review sales of merchandise by an exporter (or a producer 
if that producer also exports merchandise from other suppliers) which 
was produced in more than one country of origin and each country of 
origin is subject to a separate order, then the interested party must 
state specifically, on an order-by-order basis, which exporter(s) the 
request is intended to cover.
    Note that, for any party Commerce was unable to locate in prior 
segments, Commerce will not accept a request for an administrative 
review of that party absent new information as to the party's location. 
Moreover, if the interested party who files a request for review is 
unable to locate the producer or exporter for which it requested the 
review, the interested party must provide an explanation of the 
attempts it made to locate the producer or exporter at the same time it 
files its request for review, in order for the Secretary to determine 
if the interested party's attempts were reasonable, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.303(f)(3)(ii).
    As explained in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003), and Non-
Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping 
Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011), Commerce clarified its practice 
with respect to the collection of final antidumping duties on imports 
of merchandise where intermediate firms are involved. The public should 
be aware of this clarification in determining whether to request an 
administrative review of merchandise subject to antidumping findings 
and orders.\5\
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    Commerce no longer considers the non-market economy (NME) entity as 
an exporter conditionally subject to an antidumping duty administrative 
reviews.\6\ Accordingly, the NME entity will not be under review unless 
Commerce specifically receives a request for, or self-initiates, a 
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the NME entity.\7\ In administrative reviews of antidumping duty orders 
on merchandise from NME countries where a review of the NME entity has 
not been initiated, but where an individual exporter for which a review 
was initiated does not qualify for a separate rate, Commerce will issue 
a final decision indicating that the company in question is part of the 
NME entity. However, in that situation, because no review of the NME 
entity was conducted, the NME entity's entries were not subject to the 
review and the rate for the NME entity is not subject to change as a 
result of that review (although the rate for the individual exporter 
may change as a function of the finding that the exporter is part of 
the NME entity). Following initiation of an antidumping administrative 
review when there is no review requested of the NME entity, Commerce 
will instruct CBP to liquidate entries for all exporters not named in 
the initiation notice, including those that were suspended at the NME 
entity rate.
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    \6\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013).
    \7\ In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), parties should 
specify that they are requesting a review of entries from exporters 
comprising the entity, and to the extent possible, include the names 
of such exporters in their request.
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    All requests must be filed electronically in Enforcement and 
Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic 
Service System (ACCESS) on Enforcement and Compliance's ACCESS website 
at http://access.trade.gov.\8\ Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.303(f)(l)(i), a copy of each request must be served on the 
petitioner and each exporter or producer specified in the request.
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    \8\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order 
Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011).
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    Commerce will publish in the Federal Register a notice of 
``Initiation of Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing 
Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation'' for requests received 
by February 28, 2019. If Commerce does not receive, by February 28, 
2019, a request for review of entries covered by an order, finding, or 
suspended investigation listed in this notice and for any of the 
periods identified above, Commerce will instruct CBP to assess 
antidumping or countervailing duties on those entries at a rate equal 
to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping or countervailing duties 
required on those entries at the time of entry, or withdrawal from 
warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit 
previously ordered.
    For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no 
assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ``gap'' period of 
the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the period of review.
    This notice is not required by statute but is published as a 
service to the international trading community.

    Dated: February 4, 2019.
James Maeder,
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. 2019-01660 Filed 2-7-19; 8:45 am]
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