Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 44281-44283 [2019-18192]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2019 / Notices 31, 2018 POR.1 On February 28, 2019, Commerce received a timely request from ArcelorMittal Tubular Products LLC and Webco Industries, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners) to conduct a CVD administrative review of 13 companies.2 On February 28, 2019, Commerce received timely requests from Goodluck India Limited (Goodluck) and Tube Investments of India Ltd. (TII) to conduct an administrative review of the CVD order on cold-drawn mechanical tubing from India.3 Based upon these requests, on May 2, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review covering the POR, with respect to the 14 companies for which a review was requested.4 On June 18, 2019, we selected Goodluck and TII as mandatory respondents in this administrative review.5 The deadline for a party to withdraw a request for review was July 31, 2019.6 Innoventive Industries; ISMT Limited; Jindal (India) Ltd.; Jindal Saw Ltd.; Pennar Industries, Inc.; Sandvik Asia Pvt., Ltd.; Tata Steel BSL Limited; and Tube Products of India.7 No other parties requested a review of these companies. Withdrawal of Review Requests On June 27, 2019, the petitioners timely withdrew their request for an administrative review of 11 companies: Automotive Steel Pipe; Bhushan Steel Ltd.; Hyundai Steel Pipe India Pvt., Ltd.; Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal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 directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 2816 (February 8, 2019). 2 See the petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from India—Domestic Industry’s Request for 2017–2018 First Administrative Review,’’ dated February 28, 2019 (Petitioners’ Request for Review). 3 See Goodluck’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from India: Request for Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated February 28, 2019 (Goodluck’s Request for Review), see also, TII’s Letter, ‘‘Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from India: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated February 28, 2019 (TII’s Request for Review). 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 18777 (May 2, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from India: Respondent Selection,’’ dated June 18, 2019, see also, Initiation Notice (we initiated a review of Good Luck India Limited (based on Goodluck’s request) and Good Luck Industries (based on the petitioner’s request). In the Respondent Selection Memorandum, we noted that we combined the names of companies with minor variations in the spelling. Based on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection data, the largest exporters were TII and ‘‘Good Luck Industries.’’ For respondent selection purposes, we combined Good Luck India Limited and Good Luck Industries together as the same company, and we selected Good Luck India Limited as a mandatory respondent. We further note that these companies have the same address. See Petitioners’ Request for Review; see also Goodluck’s Request for Review. Therefore, we are continuing our review of Good Luck India Limited and Good Luck Industries). 6 See Initiation Notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Aug 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Rescission in Part Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, ‘‘in whole or in part, if a party that requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review.’’ The petitioners timely withdrew their request for review of the 11 companies. Because we received no other requests for review of the 11 companies, we are rescinding the administrative review, in part, with respect to these 11 companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). This administrative review will continue with respect to Goodluck and TII.8 Notification to Importers This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of countervailing 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 countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled countervailing duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative 7 See the petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from India—Petitioners’ Partial Withdrawal of Review Request,’’ dated June 27, 2019. 8 As noted supra, our review of Goodluck covers entities Good Luck India Limited and Good Luck Industries. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44281 protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/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 violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: August 19, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–18191 Filed 8–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–953] Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies have been provided to producers and exporters of narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (ribbons) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective August 23, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terre Keaton Stefanova or Maria Tatarska, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1280 or (202) 482–1562. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce published the notice of initiation of this administrative review E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 44282 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2019 / Notices on November 15, 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 28, 2019.2 In June 2019, Commerce extended the deadline for the preliminary results of this administrative review until August 9, 2019.3 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.4 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from China. For a complete description of the scope of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Methodology Commerce is conducting this countervailing duty (CVD) review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, Commerce preliminarily determines that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.6 For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, including our reliance, in part, on adverse facts available pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.7 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 57411 (November 15, 2018). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Narrow Woven Ribbons with Woven Selvedge from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of the 2017 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated June 14, 2019. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of 2017 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Narrow Woven Ribbons with Woven Selvedge from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 5 Id. 6 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 7 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found in Appendix I to this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Aug 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is available 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 https:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/summary/ prc/prc-fr.htm. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of the Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that the following estimated countervailable subsidy rate exists: Subsidy rate (percent) Company Yama Ribbons and Bows Co., Ltd ........................................... 31.57 Disclosure Commerce intends to disclose the calculations and analysis performed in connection with these preliminary results to interested parties within five days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.8 Verification As provided in section 782(i)(3) of the Act, Commerce intends to verify the information relied upon in making its final results. Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which Commerce issues the verification report in this proceeding.9 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline for filing case briefs.10 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this administrative review 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.11 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must do so within 30 days of publication of these 8 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii). 10 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.12 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, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined.13 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we intend to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after issuance of these preliminary results. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount indicated above for Yama, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after the date of publication of the final results of review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent companyspecific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). 9 See PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12 See 13 See E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 CFR 351.310. 23AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2019 / Notices Dated: August 5, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Diversification of China’s Economy V. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VI. Subsidies Valuation VII. Interest Rate Benchmarks, Discount Rates, and Inputs VIII. Analysis of Programs IX. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2019–18192 Filed 8–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–912] Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd. (Zhongwei), an exporter of certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (OTR tires) from the People’s Republic of China (China), did not sell merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable August 23, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5139. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Background On September 11, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on OTR tires from China for the period September 1, 2017 through August 31, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Aug 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 2018.1 Based on requests by interested parties, Commerce initiated an administrative review on five exporters of OTR tires.2 On January 31, 2019, we selected two mandatory respondents for individual examination in this review: Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd. (Triangle) and Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co. Ltd. (Zhongwei).3 Pursuant to timely withdrawal of review requests, Commerce rescinded the review on April 11, 2019, with respect to three exporters upon which the review was initiated, including mandatory respondent Triangle.4 Accordingly, this administrative review covers one mandatory respondent, Zhongwei, and one separate rate respondent Qingdao Honghua Tyre Factory (Honghua). On January 28, 2019, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.5 In this case, the original deadline for the preliminary results of the underlying administrative review was June 3, 2019.6 Thus, the revised initial deadline for the preliminary results in this review was tolled to July 12, 2019. On June 19, 2019, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), we determined that it was not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 45888 (September 11, 2018). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 57411 (November 15, 2018). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated January 31, 2019. 4 See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018, 84 FR 13633 (April 5, 2019); see also Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Correction to the Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018, 84 FR 15179 (April 15, 2019). 5 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. 6 The calculated initial deadline of June 2, 2019 was a Sunday. Commerce’s practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or a 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). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44283 245 days.7 Thus, we postponed the preliminary results by 35 days.8 The revised deadline for the preliminary results in this review is now August 16, 2019. For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.9 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 is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet 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 Order The merchandise covered by this order includes new pneumatic tires designed for off-the-road and offhighway use, subject to certain exceptions. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4011.20.10.25, 4011.20.10.35, 4011.20.50.30, 4011.20.50.50, 4011.61.00.00, 4011.62.00.00, 4011.63.00.00, 4011.69.00.00, 4011.92.00.00, 4011.93.40.00, 4011.93.80.00, 4011.94.40.00, and 4011.94.80.00. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only; the written product description of the scope of the order is dispositive. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.10 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act. Export 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘New Pneumatic Off-TheRoad Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of the 2017–2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated June 19, 2019. 8 Id. at 2. 9 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China; 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 10 Id. E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 164 (Friday, August 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44281-44283]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-953]


Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2017

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that countervailable subsidies have been provided to producers and 
exporters of narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (ribbons) from 
the People's Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is 
January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective August 23, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terre Keaton Stefanova or Maria 
Tatarska, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1280 
or (202) 482-1562.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce published the notice of initiation of this administrative 
review

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on November 15, 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 28, 
2019.\2\ In June 2019, Commerce extended the deadline for the 
preliminary results of this administrative review until August 9, 
2019.\3\ For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\4\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 57411 (November 15, 2018).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown 
of the Federal Government,'' dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines 
in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days.
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Narrow Woven Ribbons with Woven Selvedge 
from the People's Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for 
Preliminary Results of the 2017 Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review,'' dated June 14, 2019.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of 2017 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Narrow 
Woven Ribbons with Woven Selvedge from the People's Republic of 
China,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are narrow woven ribbons with 
woven selvedge from China. For a complete description of the scope of 
this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\5\
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    \5\ Id.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this countervailing duty (CVD) review in 
accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found 
countervailable, Commerce preliminarily determines that there is a 
subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ``authority'' that gives 
rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is 
specific.\6\
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    \6\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
preliminary conclusions, including our reliance, in part, on adverse 
facts available pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\7\ The Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and 
Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic 
Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at 
http://access.trade.gov, and is available 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 https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/summary/prc/prc-fr.htm. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \7\ A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be found in Appendix I to this notice.
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Preliminary Results of the Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that the 
following estimated countervailable subsidy rate exists:

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                           Company                               rate
                                                               (percent)
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Yama Ribbons and Bows Co., Ltd..............................       31.57
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Disclosure

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations and analysis 
performed in connection with these preliminary results to interested 
parties within five days of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register.\8\
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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Verification

    As provided in section 782(i)(3) of the Act, Commerce intends to 
verify the information relied upon in making its final results.

Public Comment

    Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven 
days after the date on which Commerce issues the verification report in 
this proceeding.\9\ Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case 
briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline for 
filing case briefs.\10\ Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal 
briefs in this administrative review 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.\11\
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues 
raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must do so within 30 days of 
publication of these preliminary results by submitting a written 
request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and Compliance's ACCESS 
system.\12\ 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, we will inform parties of the scheduled 
date for the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time 
and date to be determined.\13\ Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing.
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, we intend to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by 
the parties in their comments, within 120 days after issuance of these 
preliminary results.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to 
issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the 
final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends 
to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amount indicated above for Yama, on shipments of subject 
merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on 
or after the date of publication of the final results of review. For 
all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits 
of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific 
or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These 
cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).


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    Dated: August 5, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Diversification of China's Economy
V. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
VI. Subsidies Valuation
VII. Interest Rate Benchmarks, Discount Rates, and Inputs
VIII. Analysis of Programs
IX. Conclusion

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