Mattresses From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less-Than-Fair-Value, Postponement of Final Determination and Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, 25732-25736 [2019-11577]

Download as PDF 25732 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Notices LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [05/10/2019 through 05/16/2019] Firm name Firm address ARCH Design, Artwork & Framing, Inc. Fletcher Wood Products, Inc ... 1188 Walters Way Lane, Saint Louis, MO 63132. 428 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. 17 Hampshire Drive, Hudson, NH 03051. Global American Sales, Inc ..... Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. These petitions are received pursuant to section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Irette Patterson, Program Analyst. [FR Doc. 2019–11554 Filed 6–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collections of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). On February 13, 2019, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register with a request for comments on the Petition by a Firm for Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance, and Adjustment Proposals and received a total of eleven comments. Several comments stated that the estimate of burden hours for completing the ED–840P was too low. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 Date accepted for investigation Product(s) 5/10/2019 The firm manufactures framed artwork and mirrors. 5/13/2019 The firm manufactures cabinets and countertops. 5/15/2019 The firm provides computer system design services, including prototyping, customizing, and implementing computer systems. EDA subsequently conducted a survey and found that the average response was 173 hours, instead of the original estimate of 128.2 hours. The burden estimates provided in this notice represent the adjusted burden estimates. Agency: Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Commerce. Title: Petition by a Firm for Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance, and Adjustment Proposals. OMB Control Number: 0610–0091. Form Number(s): ED–840P. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision of a currently approved collection). Number of Respondents: 300. Average Hours per Response: 173 hours. Burden Hours: 25,950 hours. Needs and Uses: The information collected on Form ED–840P, Petition by a Firm for Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance, and relevant supporting documentation is used to determine whether a firm satisfies the eligibility and programmatic requirements contained in chapters 3 and 5 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341). If certified as eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance following submission of Form ED–840P, firms must create an EDA-approved Adjustment Proposal in order to receive Trade Adjustment Assistance. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: During application for Trade Adjustment Assistance. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–11518 Filed 6–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–34–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–092] Mattresses From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less-Than-Fair-Value, Postponement of Final Determination and Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that mattresses from the People’s Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2018, through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable June 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey at (202) 482–0193 or Jonathan Hill at (202) 482–3518, AD/ CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Notices (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on October 17, 2018.1 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 If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. As a result of the partial federal government closure, the revised deadline for the preliminary determination became April 8, 2019. On April 1, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation until May 28, 2019.3 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.4 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. 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 https://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 directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 1 See Mattresses from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 83 FR 52386 (October 17, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 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 Mattresses from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 84 FR 12198 (April 1, 2019). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Mattresses from the People’s Republic of China: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are mattresses from China. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to Commerce’s regulations,5 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (scope).6 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments and rebuttal responses submitted to the record of this investigation, and accompanying discussion and analysis of comments timely received, see Scope Decision Memorandum.7 Based on comments and rebuttal comments received, Commerce is preliminarily modifying the scope language as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. See the revised scope in Appendix I to this notice. Methodology Commerce is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. Commerce has calculated export prices in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because China is a non-market economy country within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, Commerce has calculated normal value (NV) in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. Furthermore, pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, Commerce preliminarily has relied upon facts otherwise available, with adverse inferences, for the Chinawide entity, which includes Aishu; Apex Maritime Xiamen; Beijing Kang Jie Kong; EON Living; Foshan City Deepsung Home Furniture; Foshan Shunde Yong Heng Package Products Co., Ltd.; Gold Gulf International Trade; Guangdong Silique International; Guangdong Silique International GP Win Company; Hangzhou Lintex; Hangzhou Yuchun Home Textile Company; Hangzhou Yudi Hometextile; Hangzhou Samsung Down Products; Honour Lane Shipping; Hubei Lianle Bedding Group Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Tianma Textile; Jiaxing Yuanchang Furniture Supplier; King Koil; Nantong Mengjini Home Textiles; Ningbo Shida; Relux Mattress Co. Ltd.; Royal HK Bedding; SCM Home Zhejiang; Shenzhen Changding Industries Co. Ltd.; Shanghai Foamemo Furniture; Shenzhen Shenbao Industrial Co Limited; Union Capital Enterprises; Warm Universe Home Products Company; Wong Hau Plastic Works and Trading; Wuxi JHT Textiles; Zhejiang Crafts and Textile; Zhejiang Huaweimei Group Co., Ltd.; and Zhejiang Shiguanghomewaare and Tex. For a full description of the methodology underlying Commerce’s preliminary determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances In accordance with section 733(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.206, Commerce preliminarily determines that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of mattresses from China for the mandatory respondents, Healthcare Co., Ltd. (Healthcare) and Zinus (Xiamen) Inc. (Zinus), but that critical circumstances do exist with respect to all non-individually-examined companies receiving a separate rate and the China-wide entity. For a full description of the methodology and results of Commerce’s critical circumstances analysis, see the Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances Memorandum and the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Combination Rates In the Initiation Notice,8 Commerce stated that it would calculate producer/ exporter combination rates for the respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation. Policy Bulletin 05.1 describes this practice.9 Preliminary Determination Commerce preliminarily determines that the following estimated weightedaverage dumping margins exist: 8 See 5 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 6 See Initiation Notice, 83 FR at 52387. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Mattresses from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Scope Decision’’ (Scope Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with this preliminary determination. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25733 Initiation Notice. Enforcement and Compliance’s Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, regarding, ‘‘Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy Countries,’’ (April 5, 2005) (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available on Commerce’s website at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull05-1.pdf. 9 See E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 25734 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Notices Exporter Producer Healthcare Co., Ltd ....................................................................... Zinus (Xiamen) Inc ........................................................................ Dockter China Limited ................................................................... Dockter China Limited ................................................................... Healthcare Co., Ltd ...................................................................... Zinus (Xiamen) Inc ...................................................................... Healthcare Co., Ltd ...................................................................... Huizhou Lemeijia Household Products Co., Ltd. (a.k.a. Better Zs, Ltd.). Dongguan Beijianing Household Products Co., Ltd. (a.k.a. Better Zs, Ltd.). Foshan Chiland Furniture Co., Ltd .............................................. Foshan City Jinxingma Furniture Manufacture Co., Ltd ............. Foshan City Kewei Furniture Co., Ltd ......................................... Foshan EON Technology Industry Co., Ltd ................................ Foshan Mengruo Household Furniture Co., Ltd .......................... Foshan Qisheng Sponge Co., Ltd ............................................... Foshan Ruixin Non Woven Co., Ltd ............................................ Foshan Ziranbao Furniture Co., Ltd ............................................ Guangdong Diglant Furniture Industrial Co., Ltd ........................ Healthcare Sleep Products Limited ............................................. Inno Sports Co., Ltd .................................................................... Jiangsu Wellcare Household Articles Co., Ltd ............................ Jiaxing Taien Springs Co., Ltd .................................................... Jiaxing Visco Foam Co., Ltd ....................................................... Jinlongheng Furniture Co., Ltd .................................................... lnno Sports Co., Ltd ..................................................................... Luen Tai Global Limited .............................................................. Shenzhen L&T Industrial Co., Ltd ............................................... Man Wah Household Industry (Huizhou) Co., Ltd ...................... 38.56 84.64 74.65 74.65 Ningbo Megafeat Bedding Co., Ltd ............................................. Ningbo Shuibishen Home Textile Technology Co., Ltd .............. Healthcare Co., Ltd ...................................................................... Quanzhou Hengang Industries Co., Ltd ...................................... Shanghai Glory Home Furnjshings Co., Ltd ............................... Dongguan Sinohome Limited ...................................................... Sinomax (Zhejiang) Polyurethane Technology Ltd ..................... Quanzhou Hengang Industries Co., Ltd ...................................... Xianghe Kaneman Furniture Co., Ltd .......................................... Xilinmen Furniture Co., Ltd .......................................................... Zhejiang Glory Home Furnishings Co., Ltd ................................. China-wide Entity ......................................................................... 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 1.731.75 Dockter China Limited ................................................................... Foshan Chiland Furniture Co., Ltd ............................................... Foshan City Jinxingma Furniture Manufacture Co., Ltd ............... Foshan City Kewei Furniture Co., Ltd .......................................... Foshan EON Technology Industry Co., Ltd .................................. Foshan Mengruo Household Furniture Co., Ltd ........................... Foshan Qisheng Sponge Co., Ltd ................................................ Foshan Ruixin Non Woven Co., Ltd ............................................. Foshan Ziranbao Furniture Co., Ltd ............................................. Guangdong Diglant Furniture Industrial Co., Ltd .......................... Healthcare Sleep Products Limited .............................................. Hong Kong Gesin Technology Limited ......................................... Jiangsu Wellcare Household Articles Co., Ltd ............................. Jiaxing Taien Springs Co., Ltd ...................................................... Jiaxing Visco Foam Co., Ltd ......................................................... Jinlongheng Furniture Co., Ltd ..................................................... lnno Sports Co., Ltd ...................................................................... Luen Tai Global Limited ................................................................ Luen Tai Group (China) Limited ................................................... Man Wah Furniture Manufacturing (Hui Zhou) Co., Ltd., Man Wah (MACAO Commercial Offshore), Ltd. and Man Wah (USA), Inc. Ningbo Megafeat Bedding Co., Ltd .............................................. Ningbo Shuibishen Home Textile Technology Co., Ltd ................ Nisco Co., Ltd ............................................................................... Quanzhou Hengang Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd .................................... Shanghai Glory Home Furnjshings Co., Ltd ................................. Sinomax Macao Commercial Offshore Limited ............................ Sinomax Macao Commercial Offshore Limited ............................ Wings Developing Co., Limited ..................................................... Xianghe Kaneman Furniture Co., Ltd ........................................... Xilinmen Furniture Co., Ltd ........................................................... Zhejiang Glory Home Furnishings Co., Ltd .................................. China-wide Entity .......................................................................... Suspension of Liquidation khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of subject merchandise as described in the scope of the investigation section entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, as discussed below. Further, pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), Commerce will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the weighted average amount by which normal value exceeds U.S. price, as indicated in the table above as follows: (1) For the producer/ exporter combinations listed in the table above, the cash deposit rate is equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin listed for that combination in the table; (2) for all VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 combinations of China producers/ exporters of subject merchandise that have not established eligibility for their own separate rates, the cash deposit rate will be equal to the estimated weightedaverage dumping margin established for the China-wide entity; and (3) for all third-country exporters of the subject merchandise not listed in the table above, the cash deposit rate is the cash deposit rate applicable to the China producer/exporter combination (or the China-wide entity) that supplied that third-country exporter. Section 733(e)(2) of the Act provides that, given an affirmative determination of critical circumstances, any suspension of liquidation shall apply to unliquidated entries of merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the later of (a) the date which is 90 days before the date on which the suspension of liquidation was first ordered, or (b) the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 74.65 date on which notice of initiation of the investigation was published. Commerce preliminarily finds that critical circumstances do not exist for imports of subject merchandise from Healthcare and Zinus, but that critical circumstances do exist for all nonindividually-examined companies receiving a separate rate and the Chinawide entity. In accordance with section 733(e)(2)(A) of the Act, the suspension of liquidation shall apply to all unliquidated entries of merchandise from the exporter/producer combinations identified above that were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date which is 90 days before the publication of this notice. These suspension of liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Notices Disclosure Commerce intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five days of its public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Verification As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to verify information relied upon in making its final determination. Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments, on all issues other than scope issues, may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the last final verification report is issued in this investigation, unless the Secretary alters the time limit. Rebuttal case briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.10 Interested parties may address Commerce’s preliminary scope determination in scope briefs which may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than 30 days after the publication of the preliminary AD determination in the Federal Register. Rebuttal scope briefs, limited to issues raised in scope briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for scope briefs. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation 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. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 10 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 25735 DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. days after the final determination whether imports of the subject merchandise are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the petitioner. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), Commerce requires that requests by respondents for postponement of a final antidumping determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a fourmonth period to a period not more than six months in duration. On March 29, 2019, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e)(1), Zinus requested that Commerce postpone the final determination, and that provisional measures be extended to a period not to exceed six months.11 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2), because (1) the preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporter accounts for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, Commerce is postponing the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, Commerce will make the final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the Act.12 Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 11 See Letter from Zinus, ‘‘Mattresses from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Period,’’ dated March 29, 2019. 12 See 19 CFR 351.210(e). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: May 28, 2019. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation covers all types of youth and adult mattresses. The term ‘‘mattress’’ denotes an assembly of materials that at a minimum includes a ‘‘core,’’ which provides the main support system of the mattress, and may consist of innersprings, foam, other resilient filling, or a combination of these materials. Mattresses may also contain (1) ‘‘upholstery,’’ the material between the core and the top panel of the ticking on a single-sided mattress, or between the core and the top and bottom panel of the ticking on a double-sided mattress; and/or (2) ‘‘ticking,’’ the outermost layer of fabric or other material (e.g., vinyl) that encloses the core and any upholstery, also known as a cover. The scope of this investigation is restricted to only ‘‘adult mattresses’’ and ‘‘youth mattresses.’’ ‘‘Adult mattresses’’ have a width exceeding 35 inches, a length exceeding 72 inches, and a depth exceeding 3 inches on a nominal basis. Such mattresses are frequently described as ‘‘twin,’’ ‘‘extra-long twin,’’ ‘‘full,’’ ‘‘queen,’’ ‘‘king,’’ or ‘‘California king’’ mattresses. ‘‘Youth mattresses’’ have a width exceeding 27 inches, a length exceeding 51 inches, and a depth exceeding 1 inch (crib mattresses have a depth of 6 inches or less from edge to edge) on a nominal basis. Such mattresses are typically described as ‘‘crib,’’ ‘‘toddler,’’ or ‘‘youth’’ mattresses. All adult and youth mattresses are included regardless of actual size description. The scope encompasses all types of ‘‘innerspring mattresses,’’ ‘‘non-innerspring mattresses,’’ and ‘‘hybrid mattresses.’’ ‘‘Innerspring mattresses’’ contain innersprings, a series of metal springs joined together in sizes that correspond to the dimensions of mattresses. Mattresses that contain innersprings are referred to as ‘‘innerspring mattresses’’ or ‘‘hybrid mattresses.’’ ‘‘Hybrid mattresses’’ contain two or more support systems as the core, such as layers of both memory foam and innerspring units. ‘‘Non-innerspring mattresses’’ are those that do not contain any innerspring units. They are generally produced from foams (e.g., polyurethane, memory (viscoelastic), latex foam, gel-infused viscoelastic (gel foam), thermobonded polyester, polyethylene) or other resilient filling. Mattresses covered by the scope of this investigation may be imported E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 25736 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Notices independently, as part of furniture or furniture mechanisms (e.g., convertible sofa bed mattresses, sofa bed mattresses imported with sofa bed mechanisms, corner group mattresses, day-bed mattresses, roll-away bed mattresses, high risers, trundle bed mattresses, crib mattresses), or as part of a set in combination with a ‘‘mattress foundation.’’ ‘‘Mattress foundations’’ are any base or support for a mattress. Mattress foundations are commonly referred to as ‘‘foundations,’’ ‘‘boxsprings,’’ ‘‘platforms,’’ and/or ‘‘bases.’’ Bases can be static, foldable, or adjustable. Only the mattress is covered by the scope if imported as part of furniture, with furniture mechanisms, or as part of a set in combination with a mattress foundation. Excluded from the scope of this investigation are ‘‘futon’’ mattresses. A ‘‘futon’’ is a bi-fold frame made of wood, metal, or plastic material, or any combination thereof, that functions as both seating furniture (such as a couch, love seat, or sofa) and a bed. A ‘‘futon mattress’’ is a tufted mattress, where the top covering is secured to the bottom with thread that goes completely through the mattress from the top through to the bottom, and it does not contain innersprings or foam. A futon mattress is both the bed and seating surface for the futon. Also excluded from the scope are airbeds (including inflatable mattresses) and waterbeds, which consist of air- or liquidfilled bladders as the core or main support system of the mattress. Further, also excluded from the scope of this investigation are any products covered by the existing antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units. See Uncovered Innerspring Units from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 7661 (February 19, 2009). Additionally, also excluded from the scope of this investigation are ‘‘mattress toppers.’’ A ‘‘mattress topper’’ is a removable bedding accessory that supplements a mattress by providing an additional layer that is placed on top of a mattress. Excluded mattress toppers have a height of four inches or less. The products subject to this investigation are currently properly classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule for the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 9404.21.0010, 9404.21.0013, 9404.29.1005, 9404.29.1013, 9404.29.9085, and 9404.29.9087. Products subject to this investigation may also enter under HTSUS subheadings: 9404.21.0095, 9404.29.1095, 9404.29.9095, 9401.40.0000, and 9401.90.5081. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this investigation is dispositive. VIII. Selection of Respondents IX. Discussion of the Methodology A. Non-Market Economy Country B. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Comments C. Separate Rates D. Dumping Margin for the Separate Rate Companies Not Individually Examined E. Combination Rates F. The China-Wide Entity G. Application of Facts Available and Adverse Inferences H. Date of Sale I. Fair Value Comparisons J. U.S. Price K. Normal Value L. Factor Valuation Methodology X. Currency Conversion XI. Verification XII. Conclusion Appendix II Background Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on October 16, 2018.1 This preliminary determination is made in accordance List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Critical Circumstances V. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures VI. Scope Comments VII. Scope of the Investigation VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 [FR Doc. 2019–11577 Filed 6–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–428–846] Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs From the Federal Republic of Germany: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) from the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable June 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Romani, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0198. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: 1 See Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs from the People’s Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Mexico: Initiation Of Less-Than-FairValue Investigations, 83 FR 52195 (October 16, 2018) (Initiation Notice). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 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 On March 19, 2019, at the request of the petitioner, Commerce postponed the deadline for the preliminary determination until May 28, 2019.3 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.4 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. 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 https:// 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 directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are refillable stainless steel kegs from Germany. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the Preamble to Commerce’s regulations,5 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).6 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of this 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 affected by the partial federal government closure have been extended by 40 days. 3 See Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs from the Federal Republic of Germany, Mexico and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigations, 84 FR 10033 (March 19, 2019). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Less-ThanFair-Value Investigation of Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs from the Federal Republic of Germany,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 5 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties; Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997) (Preamble). 6 See Initiation Notice, 83 FR at 52196. E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 107 (Tuesday, June 4, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25732-25736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-11577]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-092]


Mattresses From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary 
Determination of Sales at Less-Than-Fair-Value, Postponement of Final 
Determination and Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical 
Circumstances

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that mattresses from the People's Republic of China (China) are being, 
or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value 
(LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2018, through 
June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this 
preliminary determination.

DATES: Applicable June 4, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey at (202) 482-0193 or 
Jonathan Hill at (202) 482-3518, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 
733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended

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(the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this 
investigation on October 17, 2018.\1\ 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\ If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, 
in accordance with Commerce's practice, the deadline will become the 
next business day. As a result of the partial federal government 
closure, the revised deadline for the preliminary determination became 
April 8, 2019. On April 1, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary 
determination of this investigation until May 28, 2019.\3\ For a 
complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this 
investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\4\ A list of 
topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as 
Appendix II to this notice.
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    \1\ See Mattresses from the People's Republic of China: 
Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 83 FR 52386 
(October 17, 2018) (Initiation Notice).
    \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 Mattresses from the People's Republic of China: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-
Value Investigation, 84 FR 12198 (April 1, 2019).
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Mattresses from the People's Republic of 
China: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value'' dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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    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 https://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 directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are mattresses from 
China. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, 
see Appendix I.

Scope Comments

    In accordance with the preamble to Commerce's regulations,\5\ the 
Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise 
issues regarding product coverage (scope).\6\ Certain interested 
parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in 
the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments 
and rebuttal responses submitted to the record of this investigation, 
and accompanying discussion and analysis of comments timely received, 
see Scope Decision Memorandum.\7\ Based on comments and rebuttal 
comments received, Commerce is preliminarily modifying the scope 
language as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. See the revised scope 
in Appendix I to this notice.
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    \5\ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 
62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997).
    \6\ See Initiation Notice, 83 FR at 52387.
    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Mattresses from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Scope Decision'' (Scope Decision Memorandum), 
dated concurrently with this preliminary determination.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. Commerce has calculated export prices in 
accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because China is a non-market 
economy country within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, 
Commerce has calculated normal value (NV) in accordance with section 
773(c) of the Act. Furthermore, pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of 
the Act, Commerce preliminarily has relied upon facts otherwise 
available, with adverse inferences, for the China-wide entity, which 
includes Aishu; Apex Maritime Xiamen; Beijing Kang Jie Kong; EON 
Living; Foshan City Deepsung Home Furniture; Foshan Shunde Yong Heng 
Package Products Co., Ltd.; Gold Gulf International Trade; Guangdong 
Silique International; Guangdong Silique International GP Win Company; 
Hangzhou Lintex; Hangzhou Yuchun Home Textile Company; Hangzhou Yudi 
Hometextile; Hangzhou Samsung Down Products; Honour Lane Shipping; 
Hubei Lianle Bedding Group Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Tianma Textile; Jiaxing 
Yuanchang Furniture Supplier; King Koil; Nantong Mengjini Home 
Textiles; Ningbo Shida; Relux Mattress Co. Ltd.; Royal HK Bedding; SCM 
Home Zhejiang; Shenzhen Changding Industries Co. Ltd.; Shanghai Foamemo 
Furniture; Shenzhen Shenbao Industrial Co Limited; Union Capital 
Enterprises; Warm Universe Home Products Company; Wong Hau Plastic 
Works and Trading; Wuxi JHT Textiles; Zhejiang Crafts and Textile; 
Zhejiang Huaweimei Group Co., Ltd.; and Zhejiang Shiguanghomewaare and 
Tex. For a full description of the methodology underlying Commerce's 
preliminary determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances

    In accordance with section 733(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.206, 
Commerce preliminarily determines that critical circumstances do not 
exist with respect to imports of mattresses from China for the 
mandatory respondents, Healthcare Co., Ltd. (Healthcare) and Zinus 
(Xiamen) Inc. (Zinus), but that critical circumstances do exist with 
respect to all non-individually-examined companies receiving a separate 
rate and the China-wide entity. For a full description of the 
methodology and results of Commerce's critical circumstances analysis, 
see the Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances 
Memorandum and the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Combination Rates

    In the Initiation Notice,\8\ Commerce stated that it would 
calculate producer/exporter combination rates for the respondents that 
are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation. Policy Bulletin 
05.1 describes this practice.\9\
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    \8\ See Initiation Notice.
    \9\ See Enforcement and Compliance's Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, 
regarding, ``Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination 
Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy 
Countries,'' (April 5, 2005) (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available on 
Commerce's website at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull05-1.pdf.
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Preliminary Determination

    Commerce preliminarily determines that the following estimated 
weighted-average dumping margins exist:

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                                                              Estimated
                                                              weighted-
                                                               average
             Exporter                      Producer            dumping
                                                                margin
                                                              (percent)
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Healthcare Co., Ltd..............  Healthcare Co., Ltd.....        38.56
Zinus (Xiamen) Inc...............  Zinus (Xiamen) Inc......        84.64
Dockter China Limited............  Healthcare Co., Ltd.....        74.65
Dockter China Limited............  Huizhou Lemeijia                74.65
                                    Household Products Co.,
                                    Ltd. (a.k.a. Better Zs,
                                    Ltd.).
Dockter China Limited............  Dongguan Beijianing             74.65
                                    Household Products Co.,
                                    Ltd. (a.k.a. Better Zs,
                                    Ltd.).
Foshan Chiland Furniture Co., Ltd  Foshan Chiland Furniture        74.65
                                    Co., Ltd.
Foshan City Jinxingma Furniture    Foshan City Jinxingma           74.65
 Manufacture Co., Ltd.              Furniture Manufacture
                                    Co., Ltd.
Foshan City Kewei Furniture Co.,   Foshan City Kewei               74.65
 Ltd.                               Furniture Co., Ltd.
Foshan EON Technology Industry     Foshan EON Technology           74.65
 Co., Ltd.                          Industry Co., Ltd.
Foshan Mengruo Household           Foshan Mengruo Household        74.65
 Furniture Co., Ltd.                Furniture Co., Ltd.
Foshan Qisheng Sponge Co., Ltd...  Foshan Qisheng Sponge           74.65
                                    Co., Ltd.
Foshan Ruixin Non Woven Co., Ltd.  Foshan Ruixin Non Woven         74.65
                                    Co., Ltd.
Foshan Ziranbao Furniture Co.,     Foshan Ziranbao                 74.65
 Ltd.                               Furniture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Diglant Furniture        Guangdong Diglant               74.65
 Industrial Co., Ltd.               Furniture Industrial
                                    Co., Ltd.
Healthcare Sleep Products Limited  Healthcare Sleep                74.65
                                    Products Limited.
Hong Kong Gesin Technology         Inno Sports Co., Ltd....        74.65
 Limited.
Jiangsu Wellcare Household         Jiangsu Wellcare                74.65
 Articles Co., Ltd.                 Household Articles Co.,
                                    Ltd.
Jiaxing Taien Springs Co., Ltd...  Jiaxing Taien Springs           74.65
                                    Co., Ltd.
Jiaxing Visco Foam Co., Ltd......  Jiaxing Visco Foam Co.,         74.65
                                    Ltd.
Jinlongheng Furniture Co., Ltd...  Jinlongheng Furniture           74.65
                                    Co., Ltd.
lnno Sports Co., Ltd.............  lnno Sports Co., Ltd....        74.65
Luen Tai Global Limited..........  Luen Tai Global Limited.        74.65
Luen Tai Group (China) Limited...  Shenzhen L&T Industrial         74.65
                                    Co., Ltd.
Man Wah Furniture Manufacturing    Man Wah Household               74.65
 (Hui Zhou) Co., Ltd., Man Wah      Industry (Huizhou) Co.,
 (MACAO Commercial Offshore),       Ltd.
 Ltd. and Man Wah (USA), Inc.
Ningbo Megafeat Bedding Co., Ltd.  Ningbo Megafeat Bedding         74.65
                                    Co., Ltd.
Ningbo Shuibishen Home Textile     Ningbo Shuibishen Home          74.65
 Technology Co., Ltd.               Textile Technology Co.,
                                    Ltd.
Nisco Co., Ltd...................  Healthcare Co., Ltd.....        74.65
Quanzhou Hengang Imp. & Exp. Co.,  Quanzhou Hengang                74.65
 Ltd.                               Industries Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Glory Home Furnjshings    Shanghai Glory Home             74.65
 Co., Ltd.                          Furnjshings Co., Ltd.
Sinomax Macao Commercial Offshore  Dongguan Sinohome               74.65
 Limited.                           Limited.
Sinomax Macao Commercial Offshore  Sinomax (Zhejiang)              74.65
 Limited.                           Polyurethane Technology
                                    Ltd.
Wings Developing Co., Limited....  Quanzhou Hengang                74.65
                                    Industries Co., Ltd.
Xianghe Kaneman Furniture Co.,     Xianghe Kaneman                 74.65
 Ltd.                               Furniture Co., Ltd.
Xilinmen Furniture Co., Ltd......  Xilinmen Furniture Co.,         74.65
                                    Ltd.
Zhejiang Glory Home Furnishings    Zhejiang Glory Home             74.65
 Co., Ltd.                          Furnishings Co., Ltd.
China-wide Entity................  China-wide Entity.......     1.731.75
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce will 
direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation 
of subject merchandise as described in the scope of the investigation 
section entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, 
as discussed below. Further, pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), Commerce will instruct CBP to require a cash 
deposit equal to the weighted average amount by which normal value 
exceeds U.S. price, as indicated in the table above as follows: (1) For 
the producer/exporter combinations listed in the table above, the cash 
deposit rate is equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin 
listed for that combination in the table; (2) for all combinations of 
China producers/exporters of subject merchandise that have not 
established eligibility for their own separate rates, the cash deposit 
rate will be equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin 
established for the China-wide entity; and (3) for all third-country 
exporters of the subject merchandise not listed in the table above, the 
cash deposit rate is the cash deposit rate applicable to the China 
producer/exporter combination (or the China-wide entity) that supplied 
that third-country exporter.
    Section 733(e)(2) of the Act provides that, given an affirmative 
determination of critical circumstances, any suspension of liquidation 
shall apply to unliquidated entries of merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the later of (a) 
the date which is 90 days before the date on which the suspension of 
liquidation was first ordered, or (b) the date on which notice of 
initiation of the investigation was published. Commerce preliminarily 
finds that critical circumstances do not exist for imports of subject 
merchandise from Healthcare and Zinus, but that critical circumstances 
do exist for all non-individually-examined companies receiving a 
separate rate and the China-wide entity. In accordance with section 
733(e)(2)(A) of the Act, the suspension of liquidation shall apply to 
all unliquidated entries of merchandise from the exporter/producer 
combinations identified above that were entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date which is 90 days before 
the publication of this notice.
    These suspension of liquidation will remain in effect until further 
notice.

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Disclosure

    Commerce intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations 
performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five 
days of its public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, 
within five days of the date of publication of this notice in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to 
verify information relied upon in making its final determination.

Public Comment

    Case briefs or other written comments, on all issues other than 
scope issues, may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on 
which the last final verification report is issued in this 
investigation, unless the Secretary alters the time limit. Rebuttal 
case briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted 
no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.\10\
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
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    Interested parties may address Commerce's preliminary scope 
determination in scope briefs which may be submitted to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than 30 days after 
the publication of the preliminary AD determination in the Federal 
Register. Rebuttal scope briefs, limited to issues raised in scope 
briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline 
date for scope briefs. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 
parties who submit briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation 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.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal 
briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain 
the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of 
participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list 
of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, 
Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time 
and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled 
date.

Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination 
may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement 
is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of 
exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative 
preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by 
the petitioner. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), Commerce requires 
that requests by respondents for postponement of a final antidumping 
determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional 
measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months 
in duration.
    On March 29, 2019, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e)(1), Zinus 
requested that Commerce postpone the final determination, and that 
provisional measures be extended to a period not to exceed six 
months.\11\ In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2), because (1) the preliminary 
determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporter accounts for 
a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) 
no compelling reasons for denial exist, Commerce is postponing the 
final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-
month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, 
Commerce will make the final determination no later than 135 days after 
the date of publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to 
section 735(a)(2) of the Act.\12\
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    \11\ See Letter from Zinus, ``Mattresses from the People's 
Republic of China: Request for Postponement of Final Determination 
and Extension of Provisional Measures Period,'' dated March 29, 
2019.
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International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify 
the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary 
determination of sales at LTFV. If the final determination is 
affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after 
the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after the final 
determination whether imports of the subject merchandise are materially 
injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: May 28, 2019.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of this investigation covers all types of youth and 
adult mattresses. The term ``mattress'' denotes an assembly of 
materials that at a minimum includes a ``core,'' which provides the 
main support system of the mattress, and may consist of 
innersprings, foam, other resilient filling, or a combination of 
these materials. Mattresses may also contain (1) ``upholstery,'' the 
material between the core and the top panel of the ticking on a 
single-sided mattress, or between the core and the top and bottom 
panel of the ticking on a double-sided mattress; and/or (2) 
``ticking,'' the outermost layer of fabric or other material (e.g., 
vinyl) that encloses the core and any upholstery, also known as a 
cover.
    The scope of this investigation is restricted to only ``adult 
mattresses'' and ``youth mattresses.'' ``Adult mattresses'' have a 
width exceeding 35 inches, a length exceeding 72 inches, and a depth 
exceeding 3 inches on a nominal basis. Such mattresses are 
frequently described as ``twin,'' ``extra-long twin,'' ``full,'' 
``queen,'' ``king,'' or ``California king'' mattresses. ``Youth 
mattresses'' have a width exceeding 27 inches, a length exceeding 51 
inches, and a depth exceeding 1 inch (crib mattresses have a depth 
of 6 inches or less from edge to edge) on a nominal basis. Such 
mattresses are typically described as ``crib,'' ``toddler,'' or 
``youth'' mattresses. All adult and youth mattresses are included 
regardless of actual size description.
    The scope encompasses all types of ``innerspring mattresses,'' 
``non-innerspring mattresses,'' and ``hybrid mattresses.'' 
``Innerspring mattresses'' contain innersprings, a series of metal 
springs joined together in sizes that correspond to the dimensions 
of mattresses. Mattresses that contain innersprings are referred to 
as ``innerspring mattresses'' or ``hybrid mattresses.'' ``Hybrid 
mattresses'' contain two or more support systems as the core, such 
as layers of both memory foam and innerspring units.
    ``Non-innerspring mattresses'' are those that do not contain any 
innerspring units. They are generally produced from foams (e.g., 
polyurethane, memory (viscoelastic), latex foam, gel-infused 
viscoelastic (gel foam), thermobonded polyester, polyethylene) or 
other resilient filling.
    Mattresses covered by the scope of this investigation may be 
imported

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independently, as part of furniture or furniture mechanisms (e.g., 
convertible sofa bed mattresses, sofa bed mattresses imported with 
sofa bed mechanisms, corner group mattresses, day-bed mattresses, 
roll-away bed mattresses, high risers, trundle bed mattresses, crib 
mattresses), or as part of a set in combination with a ``mattress 
foundation.'' ``Mattress foundations'' are any base or support for a 
mattress. Mattress foundations are commonly referred to as 
``foundations,'' ``boxsprings,'' ``platforms,'' and/or ``bases.'' 
Bases can be static, foldable, or adjustable. Only the mattress is 
covered by the scope if imported as part of furniture, with 
furniture mechanisms, or as part of a set in combination with a 
mattress foundation.
    Excluded from the scope of this investigation are ``futon'' 
mattresses. A ``futon'' is a bi-fold frame made of wood, metal, or 
plastic material, or any combination thereof, that functions as both 
seating furniture (such as a couch, love seat, or sofa) and a bed. A 
``futon mattress'' is a tufted mattress, where the top covering is 
secured to the bottom with thread that goes completely through the 
mattress from the top through to the bottom, and it does not contain 
innersprings or foam. A futon mattress is both the bed and seating 
surface for the futon.
    Also excluded from the scope are airbeds (including inflatable 
mattresses) and waterbeds, which consist of air- or liquid-filled 
bladders as the core or main support system of the mattress.
    Further, also excluded from the scope of this investigation are 
any products covered by the existing antidumping duty order on 
uncovered innerspring units. See Uncovered Innerspring Units from 
the People's Republic of China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 
FR 7661 (February 19, 2009).
    Additionally, also excluded from the scope of this investigation 
are ``mattress toppers.'' A ``mattress topper'' is a removable 
bedding accessory that supplements a mattress by providing an 
additional layer that is placed on top of a mattress. Excluded 
mattress toppers have a height of four inches or less.
    The products subject to this investigation are currently 
properly classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule for the 
United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 9404.21.0010, 9404.21.0013, 
9404.29.1005, 9404.29.1013, 9404.29.9085, and 9404.29.9087. Products 
subject to this investigation may also enter under HTSUS 
subheadings: 9404.21.0095, 9404.29.1095, 9404.29.9095, 9401.40.0000, 
and 9401.90.5081. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise subject to this investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Investigation
IV. Critical Circumstances
V. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures
VI. Scope Comments
VII. Scope of the Investigation
VIII. Selection of Respondents
IX. Discussion of the Methodology
    A. Non-Market Economy Country
    B. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Comments
    C. Separate Rates
    D. Dumping Margin for the Separate Rate Companies Not 
Individually Examined
    E. Combination Rates
    F. The China-Wide Entity
    G. Application of Facts Available and Adverse Inferences
    H. Date of Sale
    I. Fair Value Comparisons
    J. U.S. Price
    K. Normal Value
    L. Factor Valuation Methodology
X. Currency Conversion
XI. Verification
XII. Conclusion

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