Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From Taiwan: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 26816-26817 [2019-12132]

Download as PDF 26816 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 111 / Monday, June 10, 2019 / Notices for filing a Notice of Appearance is July 8, 2019); and (c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error of fact or law, including challenges to the jurisdiction of the investigating authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in the panel review and to the procedural and substantive defenses raised in the panel review. Dated: June 4, 2019. Paul E. Morris, U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. We did not receive a notice of intent to participate from domestic interested parties in either sunset review by the deadline date.3 As a result, Commerce determined that no domestic interested party intends to participate in the sunset reviews.4 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(2), on May 21, 2019, we notified the International Trade Commission in writing that we intended to issue a final determination revoking the antidumping duty orders on PC tie wire from Mexico and China.5 [FR Doc. 2019–12100 Filed 6–7–19; 8:45 am] Scope of the Orders BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P The products covered by these orders are high carbon steel wire; stress relieved or low relaxation; indented or otherwise deformed; meeting at a minimum the physical, mechanical, and chemical requirements of the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) A881/A881M specification; regardless of shape, size, or other alloy element levels; suitable for use as prestressed tendons in concrete railroad ties (‘‘PC tie wire’’). High carbon steel is defined as steel that contains 0.6 percent or more of carbon by weight. PC tie wire is classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 7217.10.8045, but may also be classified under subheadings 7217.10.7000, 7217.10.8025, 7217.10.8030, 7217.10.8090, 7217.10.9000, 7229.90.1000, 7229.90.5016, 7229.90.5031, 7229.90.5051, 7229.90.9000 and 7312.10.3012. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the orders is dispositive. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–990, A–201–843] Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From Mexico and the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 1, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire (PC tie wire) from Mexico and the People’s Republic of China (China). Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in these sunset reviews, Commerce is revoking these antidumping duty orders. DATES: Applicable June 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samantha Kinney, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–2285. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On June 24, 2014, Commerce issued antidumping duty orders on PC tie wire from Mexico and China.1 On May 1, 2019, Commerce initiated the first sunset reviews on these orders pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.218.2 1 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire from Mexico and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 35727 (June 24, 2014) (PC Tie Wire from Mexico and PRC Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 18477 (May 1, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Jun 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 Revocation Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(3), if no domestic interested parties respond to a notice of initiation, Commerce shall, within 90 days after the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the review, revoke the order. Because no domestic interested party filed a notice of intent to participate in these sunset reviews, we are revoking these antidumping duty orders on PC tie wire from Mexico and China. Effective Date of Revocation Pursuant to sections 751(c)(3)(A) and 751(c)(6)(A)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), Commerce intends to instruct U.S. Customs and Border 3 See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A). 5 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Reviews Initiated on May 1, 2019,’’ dated May 21, 2019. 4 See PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Protection to terminate the suspension of liquidation of, and discontinue the collection of AD cash deposits on, the merchandise subject to the antidumping duty orders on PC tie wire from Mexico and China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after June 24, 2019, the fifth anniversary of the date on which Commerce published in the Federal Register notice of these antidumping duty orders.6 Entries of subject merchandise prior to the effective date of revocation will continue to be subject to suspension of liquidation and antidumping duty deposit requirements. Commerce will complete any pending administrative reviews of these orders and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review. These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(c) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: June 4, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–12133 Filed 6–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–853] Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From Taiwan: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that United Renewable Energy Co., Ltd. (URE) is the successor-in-interest to Gintech Energy Corporation (Gintech), Neo Solar Power Corporation (Neo Solar), and Solartech Energy Corporation (Solartech). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will assign URE the cash deposit rate assigned to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech. We invite parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable June 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Galantucci, AD/CVD Operations, AGENCY: 6 See E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM PC Tie Wire from Mexico and PRC Orders. 10JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 111 / Monday, June 10, 2019 / Notices Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2923. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 18, 2015, Commerce published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (solar products) from Taiwan.1 On February 1, 2019, Commerce received a request on behalf of URE for an expedited changed circumstances review (CCR) to determine whether URE is the successor-in-interest to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech.2 On March 26, 2019, we initiated a CCR and published notice in the Federal Register.3 On April 10, 2019, SunPower Manufacturing Oregon LLC, a domestic producer of subject merchandise and successor to SolarWorld Americas (the petitioner), filed a letter in support of an affirmative successor-in-interest determination.4 We received no additional comments on URE’s CCR request. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates and/or panels consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including building integrated materials. Merchandise covered by the order is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 8507.20.8090, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030 and 8501.31.8000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. For a full description of the scope of the order, khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 1 See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 8596 (February 18, 2015). 2 See URE’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan: Request for Changed Circumstances Review and Successor-inInterest Determination,’’ dated February 1, 2019 (CCR Request). 3 See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 84 FR 11284 (March 26, 2019). 4 See the petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan: Support for Successor-in-Interest Determination Requested by United Renewable Energy Co. Ltd.,’’ dated April 10, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Jun 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 please refer to the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 Methodology We are conducting this CCR in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For a full description of the methodology underlying our analysis, please refer to the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. For a list of topics addressed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, please see the Appendix to this notice. Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216, we preliminarily determine that URE is the successor-in-interest to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech. Record evidence indicates that URE’s management, board of directors and ownership are materially similar to those of Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech prior to their merger. Moreover, we preliminarily find that URE assumed the production facilities of Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech, and substantially assumed the supplier relationships and customer base of the predecessor companies. For the complete successor-in-interest analysis, please refer to the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Furthermore, we preliminarily determine that, as the successor-ininterest to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech, URE should receive the same antidumping duty treatment with respect to the subject merchandise as Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech. If we continue to reach the same determination for the final results of this CCR, we will assign URE the cash deposit rate assigned to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech, effective on the publication date of the final results in the Federal Register. At that time, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect the cash deposits accordingly. Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), any interested party may request a hearing within 10 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 10 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26817 raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d). Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs 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. All comments are to be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS), available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024, of the main Department of Commerce building. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the day on which it is due.6 Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we intend to issue the final results of this CCR no later than 270 days after the date on which this review was initiated, or within 45 days if all parties agree to our preliminary finding. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b), 351.221(b), and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: June 4, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–12132 Filed 6–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–820; A–560–812; A–570–865; A– 583–835; A–549–817; A–823–811] Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India, Indonesia, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable June 10, 2019. AGENCY: 6 See E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.303(b). 10JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 111 (Monday, June 10, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-853]


Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From Taiwan: 
Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances 
Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that United Renewable Energy Co., Ltd. (URE) is the successor-in-
interest to Gintech Energy Corporation (Gintech), Neo Solar Power 
Corporation (Neo Solar), and Solartech Energy Corporation (Solartech). 
If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will 
assign URE the cash deposit rate assigned to Gintech, Neo Solar, and 
Solartech. We invite parties to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable June 10, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Galantucci, AD/CVD Operations,

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Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2923.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 18, 2015, Commerce published in the Federal Register an 
antidumping duty order on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic 
products (solar products) from Taiwan.\1\ On February 1, 2019, Commerce 
received a request on behalf of URE for an expedited changed 
circumstances review (CCR) to determine whether URE is the successor-
in-interest to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech.\2\ On March 26, 2019, 
we initiated a CCR and published notice in the Federal Register.\3\
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    \1\ See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from 
Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 8596 (February 18, 2015).
    \2\ See URE's Letter, ``Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic 
Products from Taiwan: Request for Changed Circumstances Review and 
Successor-in-Interest Determination,'' dated February 1, 2019 (CCR 
Request).
    \3\ See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from 
Taiwan: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 
84 FR 11284 (March 26, 2019).
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    On April 10, 2019, SunPower Manufacturing Oregon LLC, a domestic 
producer of subject merchandise and successor to SolarWorld Americas 
(the petitioner), filed a letter in support of an affirmative 
successor-in-interest determination.\4\ We received no additional 
comments on URE's CCR request.
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    \4\ See the petitioner's Letter, ``Certain Crystalline Silicon 
Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan: Support for Successor-in-Interest 
Determination Requested by United Renewable Energy Co. Ltd.,'' dated 
April 10, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is crystalline silicon 
photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates and/or panels consisting of 
crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or 
fully assembled into other products, including building integrated 
materials.
    Merchandise covered by the order is currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 
8507.20.8090, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030 and 8501.31.8000. These HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the 
written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. For a 
full description of the scope of the order, please refer to the 
accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\5\
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    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: 
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan,'' 
dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).
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Methodology

    We are conducting this CCR in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For a full description of 
the methodology underlying our analysis, please refer to the 
accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. For a list of topics 
addressed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, please see the 
Appendix to this notice.

Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216, we preliminarily determine that 
URE is the successor-in-interest to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech. 
Record evidence indicates that URE's management, board of directors and 
ownership are materially similar to those of Gintech, Neo Solar, and 
Solartech prior to their merger. Moreover, we preliminarily find that 
URE assumed the production facilities of Gintech, Neo Solar, and 
Solartech, and substantially assumed the supplier relationships and 
customer base of the predecessor companies. For the complete successor-
in-interest analysis, please refer to the accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
    Furthermore, we preliminarily determine that, as the successor-in-
interest to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech, URE should receive the 
same antidumping duty treatment with respect to the subject merchandise 
as Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech. If we continue to reach the same 
determination for the final results of this CCR, we will assign URE the 
cash deposit rate assigned to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech, 
effective on the publication date of the final results in the Federal 
Register. At that time, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) to collect the cash deposits accordingly.

Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), any interested party may request a 
hearing within 10 days of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested 
parties may submit case briefs not later than 10 days after the date of 
publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised 
in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the case 
briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d). Parties who submit case 
or rebuttal briefs 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. All comments are to be filed electronically using 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS), available to registered 
users at http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room 
B8024, of the main Department of Commerce building. An electronically 
filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS 
by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the day on which it is due.\6\
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.303(b).
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    Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we intend to issue the final 
results of this CCR no later than 270 days after the date on which this 
review was initiated, or within 45 days if all parties agree to our 
preliminary finding.
    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b), 351.221(b), and 351.221(c)(3).

    Dated: June 4, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review
V. Recommendation

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