Ceramic Tile From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 29497-29498 [2019-13314]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Delivery Verification Procedure for Imports Bureau of Industry and Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before August 23, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry and Security, 1401 Constitution Avenue, Suite 2099B, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–13445 Filed 6–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Ceramic Tile From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Submitted electronically or on paper. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0694–0016. Form Number(s): BIS–647P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. 16:50 Jun 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce DATES: Applicable June 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Bordas, Moses Song, or John McGowan, at (202) 482–3813, (202) 482–7885, or (202) 492–3019, respectively; AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. AGENCY: II. Method of Collection jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. [C–570–109] Foreign governments, on occasions, require U.S. importers of strategic commodities to furnish their foreign supplier with a U.S. Delivery Verification Certificate validating that the commodities shipped to the U.S. were in fact received. This procedure increases the effectiveness of controls on the international trade of strategic commodities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 56 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Pub. L. 95–223 Sec. 203. International Emergency Economic Powers Act. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29497 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 30, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on ceramic tile from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than July 5, 2019.2 Postponement of the Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On June 7, 2019, the petitioner, the Coalition for Fair Trade in Ceramic Tile, submitted a timely request that we postpone the preliminary CVD determination because Commerce is still in the respondent selection phase of this investigation, and because this case may present certain complicated issues. The petitioner states that additional time is necessary to ensure that Commerce can conduct a full investigation regarding the subsidy benefits received by Chinese producers and exporters of ceramic tile.3 1 See Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 84 FR 20101 (May 8, 2019). 2 The preliminary determination deadline falls on July 4, 2019. Commerce’s practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 3 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Request for E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM Continued 24JNN1 29498 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2019 / Notices In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, we are extending the due date for the preliminary determination to September 6, 2019. Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(l). Dated: June 14, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–13314 Filed 6–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–863] Honey From the People’s Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on honey from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable June 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasun Moy or Kabir Archuletta, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8194 or (202) 482–2593, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On December 3, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of ‘‘Opportunity to Request an Administrative Review’’ of the AD order Postponement of Preliminary Determination,’’ dated June 7, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Jun 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 on honey from China for the period December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018.1 In December 2018, Commerce received timely requests to conduct administrative reviews of the AD order on honey from China from the American Honey Producers Association and Sioux Honey Association’s (collectively, the petitioners) and Jiangsu Runchen Agricultural/Sideline Foodstuff Co., Ltd (Runchen).2 On March 14, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the AD order on honey from China with respect to these companies.3 On June 12, 2019, the petitioners timely withdrew their request for an administrative review of two companies.4 Partial Rescission Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The petitioners timely withdrew their review request, in part, and no other party requested a review of the companies for which the petitioners withdrew their requests. Of the three companies for which the petitioners requested an administrative review, the petitioners withdrew their request for review of two companies: (1) Inner Mongolia Komway Import & Export Co., Ltd and (2) Shenzhen Long Sheng Shang Mao Ltd.5 Accordingly, we are rescinding this review of honey from China for the period December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018, in part, with respect to these entities, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). The review will continue with respect to the following company: Jiangsu Runchen Agricultural/Sideline Foodstuff Co., Ltd. Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 62293 (December 3, 2018). 2 See the Petitioners’ Letter ‘‘Petitioners’ Request for Administrative Review; 2017–2018,’’ dated December 28, 2018; see also Runchen’s Letter ‘‘Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 23, 2018. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 9297 (March 14, 2019). 4 See the Petitioners’ Letter ‘‘Petitioners’ Partial Withdrawal of Review Request,’’ dated June 12, 2019. 5 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit rate of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers whose entries will be liquidated as a result of this rescission notice, of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) 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 presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also 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 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 This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751 and 777(i)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: June 18, 2019. James Maeder, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–13363 Filed 6–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 121 (Monday, June 24, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-109]


Ceramic Tile From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation

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

DATES: Applicable June 24, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Bordas, Moses Song, or John 
McGowan, at (202) 482-3813, (202) 482-7885, or (202) 492-3019, 
respectively; AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 30, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on ceramic tile from the 
People's Republic of China.\1\ Currently, the preliminary determination 
is due no later than July 5, 2019.\2\
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    \1\ See Ceramic Tile from the People's Republic of China: 
Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 84 FR 20101 (May 8, 
2019).
    \2\ The preliminary determination deadline falls on July 4, 
2019. Commerce's practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a 
weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next 
business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next 
Business Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines 
Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 
2005).
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Postponement of the Preliminary Determination

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a 
countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on 
which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) 
of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination 
until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated 
the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a 
postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are 
cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and 
that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. 
Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for 
postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the 
preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. 
Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to 
deny the request.
    On June 7, 2019, the petitioner, the Coalition for Fair Trade in 
Ceramic Tile, submitted a timely request that we postpone the 
preliminary CVD determination because Commerce is still in the 
respondent selection phase of this investigation, and because this case 
may present certain complicated issues. The petitioner states that 
additional time is necessary to ensure that Commerce can conduct a full 
investigation regarding the subsidy benefits received by Chinese 
producers and exporters of ceramic tile.\3\
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    \3\ See Letter from the petitioner, ``Countervailing Duty 
Investigation of Ceramic Tile from the People's Republic of China: 
Petitioner's Request for Postponement of Preliminary 
Determination,'' dated June 7, 2019.

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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the 
reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, 
and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, 
pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, we are extending the due 
date for the preliminary determination to September 6, 2019. Pursuant 
to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline 
for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date 
of the preliminary determination.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(l).

    Dated: June 14, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2019-13314 Filed 6-21-19; 8:45 am]
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