Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017-2018, 54844-54846 [2019-22310]

Download as PDF 54844 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 198 / Friday, October 11, 2019 / Notices liquidation of entries pending a ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The CIT’s August 29, 2019 Order and judgment sustaining Commerce’s Final Redetermination with respect to commissions, and Hyosung’s motion for partial final judgment, constitute a final decision of the CIT that is not in harmony with the Amended Final Results. This notice is published in fulfillment of the publication requirements of Timken. Accordingly, Commerce will continue the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise at issue pending expiration of the period to appeal or, if appealed, pending a final and conclusive court decision. Dated: October 4, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Amended Final Results Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review during the period of review (POR), April 25, 2017 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable October 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annathea Cook, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0250. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Producer/exporter Weightedaverage margin (percent) Hyosung Corporation ........ 8.74 In the event that the CIT’s rulings are not appealed or, if appealed, are upheld by a final and conclusive court decision, Commerce will instruct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on unliquidated entries of subject merchandise based on the revised dumping margins listed above. Cash Deposit Requirements Since the Amended Final Results, Commerce has established a new cash deposit rate for Hyosung.9 Therefore, this Final Redetermination, and as affirmed by the Court, does not change the later-established cash deposit rates for Hyosung. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(e)(1), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–052] Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017– 2018 AGENCY: Because there is now a final court decision, Commerce is amending the Amended Final Results with respect to the dumping margins calculated for Hyosung. Based on the Final Redetermination, as affirmed by the CIT, the revised dumping margin for Hyosung from August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014, is as follows: 9 See, e.g., Large Power Transformers from the Republic of Korea: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017, 84 FR 16461 (April 19, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2019–22302 Filed 10–10–19; 8:45 am] 17:56 Oct 10, 2019 Jkt 250001 Background On April 1, 2019, Commerce published the notices of initiation of the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order 1 on certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People’s Republic of China (China ).2 On May 2, 2019, Commerce published a correction of the original Initiation Notice to include additional companies for which a review had been requested.3 Pursuant to the Initiation Notice and Corrected Initiation Notice, we initiated a review on 59 companies. On August 27, 2019, based on timely requests for withdrawal of 1 See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 513 (January 4, 2018) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 12200 (April 1, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 18777 (May 2, 2019) (Corrected Initiation Notice). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 administrative review, Commerce partially rescinded the administrative review for 47 entities. 4 In addition to the companies for which we rescinded the review in the Rescission Notice, we are, concurrent with these preliminary results, also rescinding the review with respect to Linyi Celtic, whose requests for review were also timely withdrawn. In addition, as described further below, Commerce is preliminarily rescinding the review with respect to nine additional companies for which CBP data showed no reviewable entries, leaving 2 companies subject to the administrative review.5 From June 24, 2019 to August 15, 2019, Commerce selected Linyi Dahua Wood Co., Ltd. (Linyi Dahua); Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export Co., Ltd (Zhejiang Dehua) and Jiangsu High Hope Arser Co., Ltd. (High Hope), as mandatory respondents.6 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.7 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s AD 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 Commerce building. In addition, a complete 4 See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Partial Rescission of 2017–2018 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 84 FR 44853 (August 27, 2019) (Partial Rescission Notice). 5 See DeKieffer & Horgan, PPLC’s Letter, ‘‘Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated June 25, 2019; see also Richmond International Forest Products LLC’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty on Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Withdrawal of Request for Review and Correction to June 21 Submission,’’ dated July 1, 2019. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Respondent Selection,’’ dated June 24, 2019; see also Memorandum, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Replacement Respondent Selection,’’ dated July 18, 2019; and Memorandum, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Second Replacement Respondent Selection,’’ dated August 15, 2019. The review request for Linyi Dahua was subsequently withdrawn and it was included in the Partial Rescission Notice. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China; 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 54845 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 198 / Friday, October 11, 2019 / Notices version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included at the Appendix to this notice. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this order is hardwood and decorative plywood, and certain veneered panels. For the purposes of this proceeding, hardwood and decorative plywood are described as a generally flat, multilayered plywood or other veneered panel, consisting of two or more layers of plies of wood veneers and a core, with the face and/or back veneer made of nonconiferous wood (hardwood) or bamboo. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary results of review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Commerce notes that, in making these findings, it relied, in part, on facts available and, because it finds that two companies selected as mandatory respondents for individual examination (Zhejiang Dahua and High Hope), as well as the Government of China, did not act to the best of their ability to respond to Commerce’s requests for information, it drew an adverse inference where appropriate in selecting from among the facts otherwise available. For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, all requests for administrative review were timely withdrawn with regard to Linyi Celtic Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to Linyi Celtic. Additionally, it is Commerce’s practice to rescind an administrative review of a countervailing duty order, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), when there are no reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which liquidation is suspended.8 Normally, upon completion of an administrative review, the suspended entries are liquidated at the countervailing duty assessment rate for the review period. See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2). Therefore, for an administrative review to be conducted, there must be a reviewable, suspended entry that Commerce can instruct CBP to liquidate at the calculated countervailing duty assessment rate for the review period.9 Accordingly, in the absence of reviewable, suspended entries of subject merchandise during the POR, we are preliminarily rescinding this administrative review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) for the following companies: Happy Wood Industrial Group Co., Ltd; Jiangsu Sunwell Cabinetry Co., Ltd.; Linyi Bomei Furniture Co., Ltd.; Pingyi Jinniu Wood Co., Ltd.; Qingdao Top P&Q International Corp.; SAICG International Trading Co., Ltd.; Shandong Huaxin Jiasheng Wood Co., Ltd.; Shandong Jinhua International Trading Co., Ltd.; and Xuzhou Amish Import & Export Co., Ltd. Preliminary Results of Review Commerce preliminarily determines that the following estimated countervailable subsidy rates exist: Subsidy rate (percent) Company Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export Co., Ltd (Zhejiang Dehua) ........................................................................................................ Jiangsu High Hope Arser Co., Ltd. (High Hope) ................................................................................................................................. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment Normally, Commerce discloses to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with the preliminary results of a review within ten days of its public announcement, or if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication of the notice of preliminary results in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because Commerce preliminarily applied AFA to the companies under review (i.e., Zhejiang Dahua and High Hope), in accordance with section 776 of the Act, and because our calculation of the AFA subsidy rate is outlined in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum,10 there are no further calculations to disclose. 8 See, e.g., Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Oct 10, 2019 Jkt 250001 Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirement 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 instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of review. 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 amounts shown above for each of the respective companies shown above, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015, 82 FR 14349 (March 20, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 194.90 194.90 cash deposits 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. These preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: October 3, 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 9 See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 10 See E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 54846 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 198 / Friday, October 11, 2019 / Notices IV. Application of The CVD Law to Imports From the PRC V. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VI. Disclosure and Public Comment VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–22310 Filed 10–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD 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 collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-052]


Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review 
and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017-2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and/or 
exporters subject to this administrative review during the period of 
review (POR), April 25, 2017 through December 31, 2018. Interested 
parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review.


DATES: Applicable October 11, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annathea Cook, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0250.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 1, 2019, Commerce published the notices of initiation of 
the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order \1\ on 
certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People's 
Republic of China (China ).\2\ On May 2, 2019, Commerce published a 
correction of the original Initiation Notice to include additional 
companies for which a review had been requested.\3\ Pursuant to the 
Initiation Notice and Corrected Initiation Notice, we initiated a 
review on 59 companies.
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    \1\ See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 513 (January 4, 
2018) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 12200 (April 1, 2019) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 18777 (May 2, 2019) (Corrected 
Initiation Notice).
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    On August 27, 2019, based on timely requests for withdrawal of 
administrative review, Commerce partially rescinded the administrative 
review for 47 entities. \4\ In addition to the companies for which we 
rescinded the review in the Rescission Notice, we are, concurrent with 
these preliminary results, also rescinding the review with respect to 
Linyi Celtic, whose requests for review were also timely withdrawn. In 
addition, as described further below, Commerce is preliminarily 
rescinding the review with respect to nine additional companies for 
which CBP data showed no reviewable entries, leaving 2 companies 
subject to the administrative review.\5\
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    \4\ See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Partial Rescission of 2017-2018 Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review, 84 FR 44853 (August 27, 2019) (Partial 
Rescission Notice).
    \5\ See DeKieffer & Horgan, PPLC's Letter, ``Hardwood Plywood 
Products from the People's Republic of China: Withdrawal of Request 
for Administrative Review,'' dated June 25, 2019; see also Richmond 
International Forest Products LLC's Letter, ``Administrative Review 
of the Countervailing Duty on Plywood Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Withdrawal of Request for Review and Correction 
to June 21 Submission,'' dated July 1, 2019.
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    From June 24, 2019 to August 15, 2019, Commerce selected Linyi 
Dahua Wood Co., Ltd. (Linyi Dahua); Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export 
Co., Ltd (Zhejiang Dehua) and Jiangsu High Hope Arser Co., Ltd. (High 
Hope), as mandatory respondents.\6\ For a complete description of the 
events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\7\
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Countervailing Duty Administrative Review 
of Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's Republic of 
China: Respondent Selection,'' dated June 24, 2019; see also 
Memorandum, ``Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain 
Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's Republic of China: 
Replacement Respondent Selection,'' dated July 18, 2019; and 
Memorandum, ``Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain 
Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's Republic of China: 
Second Replacement Respondent Selection,'' dated August 15, 2019. 
The review request for Linyi Dahua was subsequently withdrawn and it 
was included in the Partial Rescission Notice.
    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain 
Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's Republic of China; 2017-
2018,'' 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 AD 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 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete

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version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. A list of topics 
included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included at the 
Appendix to this notice.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to this order is hardwood and decorative 
plywood, and certain veneered panels. For the purposes of this 
proceeding, hardwood and decorative plywood are described as a 
generally flat, multilayered plywood or other veneered panel, 
consisting of two or more layers of plies of wood veneers and a core, 
with the face and/or back veneer made of non-coniferous wood (hardwood) 
or bamboo. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this administrative review in accordance 
with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act). For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
preliminary results of review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    Commerce notes that, in making these findings, it relied, in part, 
on facts available and, because it finds that two companies selected as 
mandatory respondents for individual examination (Zhejiang Dahua and 
High Hope), as well as the Government of China, did not act to the best 
of their ability to respond to Commerce's requests for information, it 
drew an adverse inference where appropriate in selecting from among the 
facts otherwise available. For further information, see ``Use of Facts 
Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences'' in the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.

Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties 
that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the 
publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. 
As noted above, all requests for administrative review were timely 
withdrawn with regard to Linyi Celtic Therefore, in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this administrative review with 
respect to Linyi Celtic.
    Additionally, it is Commerce's practice to rescind an 
administrative review of a countervailing duty order, pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.213(d)(3), when there are no reviewable entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR for which liquidation is suspended.\8\ 
Normally, upon completion of an administrative review, the suspended 
entries are liquidated at the countervailing duty assessment rate for 
the review period. See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2). Therefore, for an 
administrative review to be conducted, there must be a reviewable, 
suspended entry that Commerce can instruct CBP to liquidate at the 
calculated countervailing duty assessment rate for the review 
period.\9\ Accordingly, in the absence of reviewable, suspended entries 
of subject merchandise during the POR, we are preliminarily rescinding 
this administrative review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) for 
the following companies: Happy Wood Industrial Group Co., Ltd; Jiangsu 
Sunwell Cabinetry Co., Ltd.; Linyi Bomei Furniture Co., Ltd.; Pingyi 
Jinniu Wood Co., Ltd.; Qingdao Top P&Q International Corp.; SAICG 
International Trading Co., Ltd.; Shandong Huaxin Jiasheng Wood Co., 
Ltd.; Shandong Jinhua International Trading Co., Ltd.; and Xuzhou Amish 
Import & Export Co., Ltd.
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    \8\ See, e.g., Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People's 
Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2015, 82 FR 14349 (March 20, 2017).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).
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Preliminary Results of Review

    Commerce preliminarily determines that the following estimated 
countervailable subsidy rates exist:

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                         Company                             (percent)
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Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export Co., Ltd (Zhejiang              194.90
 Dehua).................................................
Jiangsu High Hope Arser Co., Ltd. (High Hope)...........          194.90
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Normally, Commerce discloses to interested parties the calculations 
performed in connection with the preliminary results of a review within 
ten days of its public announcement, or if there is no public 
announcement, within five days of the date of publication of the notice 
of preliminary results in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.224(b). However, because Commerce preliminarily applied AFA to 
the companies under review (i.e., Zhejiang Dahua and High Hope), in 
accordance with section 776 of the Act, and because our calculation of 
the AFA subsidy rate is outlined in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum,\10\ there are no further calculations to disclose.
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    \10\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirement

    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 instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final 
results of review.
    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 amounts shown above for each of the respective companies 
shown above, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of 
the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will 
instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits 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.
    These preliminary results of review are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.213 and 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: October 3, 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

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IV. Application of The CVD Law to Imports From the PRC
V. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
VI. Disclosure and Public Comment
VII. Recommendation

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