Large Residential Washers From Mexico: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 14341-14342 [2019-07079]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 69 / Wednesday, April 10, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–842] Large Residential Washers From Mexico: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the sole exporter/producer subject to this administrative review, Electrolux Home Products Corp. N.V. and Electrolux Home Products de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (collectively, Electrolux), made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable April 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Janz or Maria Tatarska, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2972 or (202) 482–1562, respectively. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are all large residential washers and certain subassemblies thereof from Mexico. The products are currently classifiable under subheadings 8450.20.0040 and 8450.20.0080 of the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive.1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES On April 16, 2018, based on timely requests for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review on large 1 For a full description of the scope of the order see Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2017–2018 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Large Residential Washers from Mexico,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:36 Apr 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 residential washers from Mexico.2 In October 2018, we extended the preliminary results of this review to no later than February 28, 2019.3 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 28, 2019.4 If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. Accordingly, the revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now April 9, 2019. For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Constructed export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. NV is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. Preliminary Results of the Review As a result of this review, Commerce preliminarily determines that a 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 16298 (April 16, 2018). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Large Residential Washers from Mexico: Extension of the Deadline for Preliminary Results of the 2017–2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated October 26, 2018. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14341 weighted-average margin of 7.83 percent exists for Electrolux for the POR, February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.5 We will calculate importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of the examined sales to that importer. Where either the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c), or an importerspecific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.6 The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.7 We intend to issue instructions to CBP 41 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Electrolux will be the rate established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate 5 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8103 (February 14, 2012). 7 See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. 6 See E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 14342 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 69 / Wednesday, April 10, 2019 / Notices will be the rate established for the most recent segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 36.52 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.8 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results to interested parties within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).9 Interested parties may submit case brief to Commerce no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.10 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.11 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.12 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.13 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.14 Hearing requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.15 Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of 8 See Large Residential Washers from Mexico and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders, 78 FR 11148 (February 15, 2013). 9 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 10 See 19 CFR 351.309(c). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 13 See 19 CFR 351.303. 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 15 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:36 Apr 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless the deadline is extended.16 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notification to Importers Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: April 5, 2019. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology A. Comparisons to Normal Value B. Determination of Comparison Method C. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis V. Product Comparisons VI. Constructed Export Price VII. Normal Value A. Home Market Viability and Selection of Comparison Market B. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm’sLength Test C. Level of Trade D. Cost of Production Analysis 1. Calculation of Cost of Production 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test E. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices F. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Constructed Value VIII. Currency Conversion IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–07079 Filed 4–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 16 See PO 00000 section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST or Institute) invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to eight existing Federal Advisory Committees (Committees): Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board; Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board; National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee; Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction; NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee; and Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committees, in addition to nominations already received. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees in an individual capacity. DATES: Nominations for all Committees will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be considered as and when vacancies arise. ADDRESSES: See below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Address: Please submit nominations to Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1020. Nominations may also be submitted via fax to 301–975–4967. Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter, current membership list, and executive summary, may be found at http:// www.nist.gov/baldrige/community/ overseers.cfm. Contact Information: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and Designated Federal Officer, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1020; E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 69 (Wednesday, April 10, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-842]


Large Residential Washers From Mexico: Preliminary Results of the 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that the sole exporter/producer subject to this administrative review, 
Electrolux Home Products Corp. N.V. and Electrolux Home Products de 
Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (collectively, Electrolux), made sales of subject 
merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review 
(POR), February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018.

DATES: Applicable April 10, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Janz or Maria Tatarska, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2972 or (202) 482-1562, 
respectively.

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are all large residential washers 
and certain subassemblies thereof from Mexico. The products are 
currently classifiable under subheadings 8450.20.0040 and 8450.20.0080 
of the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS). Products 
subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 
8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this 
scope is dispositive.\1\
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    \1\ For a full description of the scope of the order see 
Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 
2017-2018 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Large Residential Washers from Mexico,'' dated concurrently with, 
and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 16, 2018, based on timely requests for review, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative 
review on large residential washers from Mexico.\2\ In October 2018, we 
extended the preliminary results of this review to no later than 
February 28, 2019.\3\ 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 28, 
2019.\4\ If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance 
with Commerce's practice, the deadline will become the next business 
day. Accordingly, the revised deadline for the preliminary results of 
this review is now April 9, 2019. For a complete description of the 
events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 16298 (April 16, 2018).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Large Residential Washers from Mexico: 
Extension of the Deadline for Preliminary Results of the 2017-2018 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated October 26, 2018.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown 
of the Federal Government,'' dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines 
in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 
Constructed export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 
of the Act. NV is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. 
For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, 
see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at http://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the 
Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The 
signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of 
the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached 
as an Appendix to this notice.

Preliminary Results of the Review

    As a result of this review, Commerce preliminarily determines that 
a weighted-average margin of 7.83 percent exists for Electrolux for the 
POR, February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.\5\
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b).
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    We will calculate importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment 
rates based on the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties 
calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of the 
examined sales to that importer. Where either the respondent's 
weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the 
meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c), or an importer-specific assessment rate 
is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the 
appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.\6\ The final 
results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of 
antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final 
results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, 
where applicable.\7\
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    \6\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8103 (February 14, 
2012).
    \7\ See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.
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    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 41 days after the 
publication date of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Electrolux will 
be the rate established in the final results of this review, except if 
the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within 
the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit 
rate will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated 
companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit rate will 
continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most 
recently completed segment; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered 
in this review, a prior review, or the original less-than-fair-value 
(LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate

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will be the rate established for the most recent segment for the 
manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all 
other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 36.52 percent, the 
all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.\8\ These deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.
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    \8\ See Large Residential Washers from Mexico and the Republic 
of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders, 78 FR 11148 (February 15, 2013).
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed in 
connection with these preliminary results to interested parties within 
five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.224(b).\9\ Interested parties may submit case brief to 
Commerce no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice.\10\ Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case 
briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the time limit for 
filing case briefs.\11\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 
parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding 
are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the 
issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\12\ Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using 
ACCESS.\13\
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must 
be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern 
Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\14\ 
Hearing requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address, and 
telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the 
issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to 
issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, 
parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be 
held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230.\15\
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any 
written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication 
of this notice, unless the deadline is extended.\16\
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    \16\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.
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Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: April 5, 2019.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Methodology
    A. Comparisons to Normal Value
    B. Determination of Comparison Method
    C. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
V. Product Comparisons
VI. Constructed Export Price
VII. Normal Value
    A. Home Market Viability and Selection of Comparison Market
    B. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm's-Length Test
    C. Level of Trade
    D. Cost of Production Analysis
    1. Calculation of Cost of Production
    2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices
    3. Results of the COP Test
    E. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices
    F. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Constructed Value
VIII. Currency Conversion
IX. Recommendation

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