Ceramic Tile From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 46711-46712 [2019-19193]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES application for an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review (‘‘Certificate’’). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the amended Certificate should be issued. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, OTEA, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@ trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001–21) (‘‘the Act’’) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325. OTEA is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(a), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to publish a summary of the application in the Federal Register, identifying the applicant and each member and summarizing the proposed export conduct. Request for Public Comments Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the determination whether an amended Certificate should be issued. If the comments include any privileged or confidential business information, it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked as privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be nonconfidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 21028, Washington, DC 20230. Information submitted by any person is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). However, nonconfidential versions of the comments will be made available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether or not to issue the amended Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as ‘‘Export VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 Trade Certificate of Review, application number 99–13A05.’’ Summary of the Application Applicant: CAEA. Contact: Michael Coe, (916) 446– 8686. Application No.: 99–13A05. Date Deemed Submitted: August 29, 2019. Proposed Amendment: CAEA seeks to amend its Certificate by adding Pearl Crop, Inc. as a Member of the Certificate within the meaning of § 325.2(1) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(1)). CAEA’s proposed amendment of its Certificate would result in the following Members list: Almonds California Pride, Inc., Caruthers, CA Baldwin-Minkler Farms, Orland, CA Blue Diamond Growers, Sacramento, CA Campos Brothers, Caruthers, CA Chico Nut Company, Chico, CA Del Rio Nut Company, Livingston, CA Fair Trade Corner, Inc., Chico, CA Fisher Nut Company, Modesto, CA Hilltop Ranch, Inc., Ballico, CA Hughson Nut, Inc., Hughson, CA Mariani Nut Company, Winters, CA Nutco, LLC d.b.a. Spycher Brothers, Turlock, CA Pearl Crop, Inc., Stockton, CA P–R Farms, Inc., Clovis, CA Roche Brothers International Family Nut Co., Escalon, CA RPAC, LLC, Los Banos, CA South Valley Almond Company, LLC, Wasco, CA Stewart & Jasper Marketing, Inc., Newman, CA SunnyGem, LLC, Wasco, CA Western Nut Company, Chico, CA Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, LLC, Los Angeles, CA Dated: August 30, 2019. Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2019–19174 Filed 9–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–108] Ceramic Tile From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the LessThan-Fair-Value Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Applicable September 5, 2019. Paul Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46711 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0413. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 30, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigation on imports of ceramic tile from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than September 17, 2019. Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1)(A)(b)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 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 August 19, 2019, the petitioner 2 submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determination of the LTFV investigation.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement to allow Commerce time to collect surrogate value data, sufficiently review all questionnaires responses, and request clarification and additional information as necessary.4 For the reasons stated above, and because there are no compelling reasons 1 See Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 84 FR 20093 (May 8, 2019). 2 The petitioner is The Coalition for Fair Trade in Ceramic Tile. 3 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation of Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination and Provisional Measures,’’ dated August 19, 2019. 4 Id. E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 46712 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2019 / Notices to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determination no later than November 6, 2019. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination of this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later date. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: August 28, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–19193 Filed 9–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–045] 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1Diphosphonic Acid From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 1hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable September 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, Enforcement and Compliance, Office V, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On May 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on HEDP from China for the period of review (POR) May 1, 2018, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 through April 30, 2019.1 On May 31, 2019, Commerce received a timely request to conduct an administrative review of the AD order on HEDP from China from Compass Chemical International LLC (the petitioner) for three companies: Henan Qingshuiyuan Technology Co., Ltd. (Qingshuiyuan); Nantong Uniphos Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Nantong Uniphos); and Nanjing University of Chemical Technology Changzhou Wujin Water Quality Stabilizer Factory (Changzhou Wujin).2 On July 15, 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 HEDP from China with respect to Qingshuiyuan, Nantong Uniphos, and Changzhou Wujin.3 On July 22, 2019, Commerce placed on the record information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) indicating that there were no reviewable entries of subject merchandise exported by the companies subject to this administrative review during the POR.4 No parties submitted comments on the CBP data. On August 26, 2019, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for an administrative review of the AD order on HEDP from China.5 Rescission of Review 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 petitioner withdrew its request for review within the 90-day deadline. Because Commerce received no other requests for review of Qingshuiyuan, Nantong Uniphos, and Changzhou Wujin, and no other requests were made for a review of the AD order on HEDP from China with respect to other companies, we are 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 18479 (May 1, 2019). 2 See the petitioner’s letter, ‘‘Request for Administrative Review: 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1Diphosphonic Acid from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated May 31, 2019. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Release of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Data Query,’’ dated July 22, 2019. 5 See the petitioner’s letter, ‘‘1Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated August 26, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rescinding the administrative review covering the period May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019, in its entirety, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Assessment Commerce will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of HEDP from China during the POR. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, AD duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit rate of estimated AD 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 AD 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 AD duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double AD duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is published in accordance with section 751 and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: August 29, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–19192 Filed 9–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 172 (Thursday, September 5, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46711-46712]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19193]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-108]


Ceramic Tile From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation

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


DATES: Applicable September 5, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 
DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0413.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 30, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
a less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation on imports of ceramic tile 
from the People's Republic of China.\1\ Currently, the preliminary 
determination is due no later than September 17, 2019.
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    \1\ See Ceramic Tile from the People's Republic of China: 
Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 84 FR 20093 (May 
8, 2019).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an 
LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce 
initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1)(A)(b)(1) of the 
Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no 
later than 190 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 August 19, 2019, the petitioner \2\ submitted a timely request 
that Commerce postpone the preliminary determination of the LTFV 
investigation.\3\ The petitioner stated that it requests postponement 
to allow Commerce time to collect surrogate value data, sufficiently 
review all questionnaires responses, and request clarification and 
additional information as necessary.\4\
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    \2\ The petitioner is The Coalition for Fair Trade in Ceramic 
Tile.
    \3\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Antidumping Duty Investigation of 
Ceramic Tile from the People's Republic of China: Petitioner's 
Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination and 
Provisional Measures,'' dated August 19, 2019.
    \4\ Id.
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    For the reasons stated above, and because there are no compelling 
reasons

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to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) 
of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary 
determination by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which this 
investigation was initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its 
preliminary determination no later than November 6, 2019. In accordance 
with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the 
deadline for the final determination of this investigation will 
continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, 
unless postponed at a later date.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: August 28, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2019-19193 Filed 9-4-19; 8:45 am]
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