Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016, 17382-17384 [2019-08347]

Download as PDF 17382 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 80 / Thursday, April 25, 2019 / Notices after the date of publication of these final results of review. For TTI, we calculated importerspecific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales to the total entered value of those sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where an importer- (or customer-) specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.15 Pursuant to Commerce’s assessment practice, for entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales data submitted by TTI, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the China-wide rate.16 Similarly, because Commerce determined that Daikin and Zhejiang Yonghe had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries of subject merchandise from Daikin and Zhejiang Yonghe will also be liquidated at the China-wide rate.17 For the respondents which were not selected for individual examination in this administrative review and which qualified for a separate rate, the assessment rate will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin determined for TTI in the final results of this administrative review. For the companies found to be part of the China-wide entity, because Commerce determined that these companies did not qualify for a separate rate, we will instruct CBP to assess dumping duties on the companies’ entries of subject merchandise at the rate of 216.37 percent. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters listed above, the cash deposit rate will be equal to the weightedaverage dumping margin established in the final results of this review; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed China and non-China exporters not listed above that currently have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recently 15 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 16 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). 17 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Apr 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 completed segment of this proceeding where the exporter received that separate rate; (3) for all China exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for the China-wide entity, 216.37 percent; and (4) for all non-China exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the China exporter that supplied that non-China exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Ministerial Error Comment 2: The Margin Assigned to TTI Comment 3: Selection of Separate Rate for Non-Selected Respondents Comment 4: Adjusting Global Trade Atlas Import Data for Movement Expenses Comment 5: Surrogate Values (SVs) for R– 32 and R–143a Comment 6: SV for Anhydrous Hydrogen Fluoride Comment 7: Surrogate Financial Statements Recommendation Disclosure We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days of the date of publication of this notice, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notifications to Importers This notice also serves as a final 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. Notifications to Interested Parties This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary 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 the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these results of review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. [FR Doc. 2019–08348 Filed 4–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P International Trade Administration [C–570–017] Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/exporters of passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the People’s Republic of China (China) during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. DATES: Applicable April 25, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, 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) 482–4261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Appendix I Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review in the Federal Register on September 10, 2018.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On October 31, 2018, we received case briefs from the following interested parties: Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co., Ltd. (Cooper); Qingdao Sentury Tire Co. Ltd. (Sentury); and the Government of China (GOC). No party submitted rebuttal List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum Summary Background Scope of the Order Changes Since the Preliminary Results 1 See Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission, in Part; 2016, 83 FR 45611 (September 10, 2018) (Preliminary Results). Dated: April 19, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 80 / Thursday, April 25, 2019 / Notices 17383 benchmarks for Cooper, adjusted the ocean freight rates used to construct the benchmark for carbon black and nylon cord for Cooper, and corrected various ministerial errors for both respondents. These changes are explained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Subsidy rate (%) briefs. On December 17, 2018, Commerce extended the period for issuing the final results of this review until February 7, 2019. 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 This extended the deadline for the final results to March 19, 2019. On March 13, 2019, Commerce extended the period for issuing the final results an additional 30 days. The revised deadline for the final results is now April 18, 2019. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the China. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in interested parties’ briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying this notice. A list of the issues raised by interested parties and to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is provided in Appendix I to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be access directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on case briefs, and all supporting documentation, we made certain changes from the Preliminary Results. Commerce has adjusted the synthetic rubber and butadiene khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. 3 See ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China; 2016,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum) and hereby adopted by this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Apr 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 Methodology Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found to be countervailable, we find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution from a government or public entity that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.4 For a full description of the methodology underlying all of Commerce’s conclusions, including any determination that relied upon the use of adverse facts available pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Results of Administrative Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated a countervailable subsidy rate for the mandatory respondents, Cooper and Sentury. For the non-selected companies subject to this review,5 we followed Commerce’s practice, which is to base the subsidy rates on an average of the subsidy rates calculated for those companies selected for individual review, excluding de minimis rates or rates based entirely on adverse facts available.6 In this case, for the nonselected companies, we have calculated a rate by weight-averaging the calculated subsidy rates of Cooper and Sentury using their publicly-ranged sales data for exports of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. We find the countervailable subsidy rates for the producers/ exporters under review to be as follows: Subsidy rate (%) Company Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co., Ltd. (Cooper) ...................................... Qingdao Sentury Tire Co. Ltd. (Sentury) ..................................... 16.37 15.75 4 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 5 See Appendix II. 6 See, e.g., Certain Pasta from Italy: Preliminary Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 18806, 18811 (April 13, 2010), unchanged in Certain Pasta from Italy: Final Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 37386 (June 29, 2010). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Company Non-Selected Companies Under Review ........................................ 16.17 Disclosure We will disclose to the parties in this proceeding the calculations performed for these final results within five days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.7 Assessment Rates Consistent with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), we intend to issue assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review, to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, at the ad valorem rates listed above. Cash Deposit Instructions In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, we intend to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown for each of the respective companies listed above. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: April 18, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background 7 See E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.224(b). 25APN1 17384 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 80 / Thursday, April 25, 2019 / Notices III. List of Comments from Interested Parties IV. Scope of the Order V. Changes Since the Preliminary Results VI. Non-Selected Companies Under Review VII. Subsidies Valuation Information 1. Allocation Period 2. Attribution of Subsidies 3. Denominators 4. Benchmarks and Discount Rates VIII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences IX. Programs Determined to be Countervailable X. Programs Determined Not To Be Used or Not to Confer Measurable Benefits During the POR XI. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Sentury’s Loan Calculation Comment 2: Sentury’s Export Credit Seller’s Program Comment 3: Sentury’s VAT and Import Duty Exemption Comment 4: Alleged Errors in Sentury’s Electricity Calculation Comment 5: Loan Calculation Handling Fees Comment 6: 2015 and 2016 U.S. Dollar Benchmark Comment 7: AFA Rate Assigned to Cooper for Export Buyer’s Credit Program Comment 8: Ocean Freight Benchmark Applied to Cooper Comment 9: Cooper’s Benefit for Electricity at LTAR Comment 10: Benefit to Cooper Under the Special Fund for Energy Saving Technology Reform Program Comment 11: Alleged Errors in Grant Calculations Comment 12: Grade Specific Benchmarks for Cooper’s Purchases of Synthetic Rubber and Butadiene Comment 13: Alleged Errors in Cooper’s Government Policy Lending Calculation Comment 14: Ocean Freight and Import Duties Added to Tier 1 or Tier 2 Benchmarks Comment 15: Export Buyer’s Credit Comment 16: Whether the Export Buyer’s Credit Program Should be Considered an Export Subsidy Comment 17: Other Subsidies Comment 18: Appendix II XII. Recommendation Appendix—Non-Selected Companies Under Review khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Appendix II Non-Selected Companies Under Review 1. Best Industries Ltd. 2. BC Tyre Group Limited 3. Crown International Corporation 4. Dongying Zhongyi Rubber Co., Ltd. 5. Hankook Tire China Co., Ltd. 6. Hong Kong Tiancheng Investment & Trading Co., Limited 7. Hongtyre Group Co. 8. Jiangsu Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. 9. Jiangsu Sanhe Aluminum 10. Kenda Rubber (China) Co., Ltd. 11. Koryo International Industrial Limited 12. Mayrun Tyre (Hong Kong) Limited 13. Qingdao Jinhaoyang International Co., Ltd. 14. Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., Ltd. 15. Qingdao Odyking Tyre Co., Ltd. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Apr 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 16. Roadclaw Tyre (Hong Kong) Limited 17. Shandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd. 18. Shandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd. 19. Shandong Haolong Rubber Co., Ltd. 20. Shandong Hengyu Science & Technology Co., Ltd. 21. Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd. 22. Shandong Longyue Rubber Co., Ltd. 23. Shandong New Continent Tire Co., Ltd. 24. Shandong Province Sanli Tire 25. Shandong Province Sanli Tire Manufactured Co., Ltd. 26. Shandong Shuangwang Rubber Co., Ltd. 27. Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co., Ltd. 28. Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., Ltd. 29. Shouguang Firemax Tyre Co., Ltd. 30. The Yokohama Rubber Company, Ltd. 31. Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited 32. Winrun Tyre Co., Ltd. 33. Zhaoqing Junhong Co., Ltd. [FR Doc. 2019–08347 Filed 4–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG612 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Site Characterization Surveys off the Coast of North Carolina National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments on proposed authorization and possible renewal. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-017]


Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light 
Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that 
countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/exporters of 
passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the People's Republic of 
China (China) during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2016, 
through December 31, 2016.

DATES: Applicable April 25, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, 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) 482-4261.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative 
review in the Federal Register on September 10, 2018.\1\ We invited 
interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On October 
31, 2018, we received case briefs from the following interested 
parties: Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co., Ltd. (Cooper); Qingdao Sentury Tire 
Co. Ltd. (Sentury); and the Government of China (GOC). No party 
submitted rebuttal

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briefs. On December 17, 2018, Commerce extended the period for issuing 
the final results of this review until February 7, 2019. 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\ This extended the 
deadline for the final results to March 19, 2019. On March 13, 2019, 
Commerce extended the period for issuing the final results an 
additional 30 days. The revised deadline for the final results is now 
April 18, 2019.
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    \1\ See Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review and Rescission, in Part; 2016, 83 FR 
45611 (September 10, 2018) (Preliminary Results).
    \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. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding 
have been extended by 40 days.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are certain passenger vehicle and 
light truck tires from the China. A full description of the scope of 
the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\3\
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    \3\ See ``Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 
Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain 
Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People's Republic 
of China; 2016,'' dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum) and hereby adopted by this notice.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in interested parties' briefs are addressed in 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying this notice. A list of 
the issues raised by interested parties and to which we responded in 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum is provided in Appendix I to this 
notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is 
on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and 
in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum can be access directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on case briefs, and all supporting documentation, we made 
certain changes from the Preliminary Results. Commerce has adjusted the 
synthetic rubber and butadiene benchmarks for Cooper, adjusted the 
ocean freight rates used to construct the benchmark for carbon black 
and nylon cord for Cooper, and corrected various ministerial errors for 
both respondents. These changes are explained in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found to be countervailable, we find that there 
is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution from a government or 
public entity that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that 
the subsidy is specific.\4\ For a full description of the methodology 
underlying all of Commerce's conclusions, including any determination 
that relied upon the use of adverse facts available pursuant to 
sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, see the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.
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    \4\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Final Results of Administrative Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated a 
countervailable subsidy rate for the mandatory respondents, Cooper and 
Sentury. For the non-selected companies subject to this review,\5\ we 
followed Commerce's practice, which is to base the subsidy rates on an 
average of the subsidy rates calculated for those companies selected 
for individual review, excluding de minimis rates or rates based 
entirely on adverse facts available.\6\ In this case, for the non-
selected companies, we have calculated a rate by weight-averaging the 
calculated subsidy rates of Cooper and Sentury using their publicly-
ranged sales data for exports of subject merchandise to the United 
States during the POR. We find the countervailable subsidy rates for 
the producers/exporters under review to be as follows:
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    \5\ See Appendix II.
    \6\ See, e.g., Certain Pasta from Italy: Preliminary Results of 
the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 
18806, 18811 (April 13, 2010), unchanged in Certain Pasta from 
Italy: Final Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review, 75 FR 37386 (June 29, 2010).

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                            Company                             rate (%)
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Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co., Ltd. (Cooper)......................     16.37
Qingdao Sentury Tire Co. Ltd. (Sentury).......................     15.75
Non-Selected Companies Under Review...........................     16.17
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Disclosure

    We will disclose to the parties in this proceeding the calculations 
performed for these final results within five days of the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register.\7\
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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Assessment Rates

    Consistent with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), we intend to issue assessment 
instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after 
the date of publication of these final results of review, to liquidate 
shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption, on or after January 1, 2016, through December 31, 
2016, at the ad valorem rates listed above.

Cash Deposit Instructions

    In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, we intend to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amounts shown for each of the respective companies listed 
above. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: April 18, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background

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III. List of Comments from Interested Parties
IV. Scope of the Order
V. Changes Since the Preliminary Results
VI. Non-Selected Companies Under Review
VII. Subsidies Valuation Information
    1. Allocation Period
    2. Attribution of Subsidies
    3. Denominators
    4. Benchmarks and Discount Rates
VIII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
IX. Programs Determined to be Countervailable
X. Programs Determined Not To Be Used or Not to Confer Measurable 
Benefits During the POR
XI. Analysis of Comments
    Comment 1: Sentury's Loan Calculation
    Comment 2: Sentury's Export Credit Seller's Program
    Comment 3: Sentury's VAT and Import Duty Exemption
    Comment 4: Alleged Errors in Sentury's Electricity Calculation
    Comment 5: Loan Calculation Handling Fees
    Comment 6: 2015 and 2016 U.S. Dollar Benchmark
    Comment 7: AFA Rate Assigned to Cooper for Export Buyer's Credit 
Program
    Comment 8: Ocean Freight Benchmark Applied to Cooper
    Comment 9: Cooper's Benefit for Electricity at LTAR
    Comment 10: Benefit to Cooper Under the Special Fund for Energy 
Saving Technology Reform Program
    Comment 11: Alleged Errors in Grant Calculations
    Comment 12: Grade Specific Benchmarks for Cooper's Purchases of 
Synthetic Rubber and Butadiene
    Comment 13: Alleged Errors in Cooper's Government Policy Lending 
Calculation
    Comment 14: Ocean Freight and Import Duties Added to Tier 1 or 
Tier 2 Benchmarks
    Comment 15: Export Buyer's Credit
    Comment 16: Whether the Export Buyer's Credit Program Should be 
Considered an Export Subsidy
    Comment 17: Other Subsidies
    Comment 18: Appendix II
XII. Recommendation
Appendix--Non-Selected Companies Under Review

Appendix II

Non-Selected Companies Under Review

1. Best Industries Ltd.
2. BC Tyre Group Limited
3. Crown International Corporation
4. Dongying Zhongyi Rubber Co., Ltd.
5. Hankook Tire China Co., Ltd.
6. Hong Kong Tiancheng Investment & Trading Co., Limited
7. Hongtyre Group Co.
8. Jiangsu Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.
9. Jiangsu Sanhe Aluminum
10. Kenda Rubber (China) Co., Ltd.
11. Koryo International Industrial Limited
12. Mayrun Tyre (Hong Kong) Limited
13. Qingdao Jinhaoyang International Co., Ltd.
14. Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., Ltd.
15. Qingdao Odyking Tyre Co., Ltd.
16. Roadclaw Tyre (Hong Kong) Limited
17. Shandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd.
18. Shandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd.
19. Shandong Haolong Rubber Co., Ltd.
20. Shandong Hengyu Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
21. Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd.
22. Shandong Longyue Rubber Co., Ltd.
23. Shandong New Continent Tire Co., Ltd.
24. Shandong Province Sanli Tire
25. Shandong Province Sanli Tire Manufactured Co., Ltd.
26. Shandong Shuangwang Rubber Co., Ltd.
27. Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co., Ltd.
28. Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., Ltd.
29. Shouguang Firemax Tyre Co., Ltd.
30. The Yokohama Rubber Company, Ltd.
31. Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited
32. Winrun Tyre Co., Ltd.
33. Zhaoqing Junhong Co., Ltd.

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