Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission, in Part, 2017, 55913-55915 [2019-22765]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 202 / Friday, October 18, 2019 / Notices Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is glycine from Thailand. For a complete description of the scope of this order, see the Appendix to this notice. Antidumping Duty Order On October 8, 2019, in accordance with sections 735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of glycine from Thailand.3 As a result, and in accordance with sections 735(c)(2) and 736 of the Act, Commerce is issuing and publishing this antidumping duty order. Because the ITC determined that imports of glycine from Thailand are materially injuring a U.S. industry, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on the subject merchandise from Thailand. As a result of the ITC Notification, in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act, Commerce will direct CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of glycine from Thailand. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of glycine from Thailand entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after August 5, 2019, the date of publication of the Final Determination.4 Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) and (C) and section 736 of the Act, Commerce will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries of glycine from Thailand. We intend to instruct CBP to require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated import duties on this merchandise, cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties for each entry of subject merchandise equal to the rates noted below. The all-others rate applies to all other producers or exporters not specifically listed. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Critical Circumstances The ITC found no critical circumstances on LTFV imports of glycine from Thailand. Accordingly, we 3 Id. 4 See Final Determination. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Oct 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund all cash deposits made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of glycine from Thailand entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after May 7, 2019 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the Final Determination), but before August 5, 2019 (i.e., the date of publication of the Final Determination). Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins The estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margins are as follows: Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter or producer Newtrend Food Ingredient (Thailand) Co., Ltd .............................................. All Others .............................................. 227.17 201.59 Notifications to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to glycine from Thailand pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastatsl.html. This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: October 10, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is glycine at any purity level or grade. This includes glycine of all purity levels, which covers all forms of crude or technical glycine including, but not limited to, sodium glycinate, glycine slurry and any other forms of amino acetic acid or glycine. Subject merchandise also includes glycine and precursors of dried crystalline glycine that are processed in a third country, including, but not limited to, refining or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of this order if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope glycine or precursors of dried crystalline glycine. Glycine has the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number of 56–40–6. Glycine and glycine slurry are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2922.49.43.00. Sodium glycinate is classified in the HTSUS under 2922.49.80.00. While the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55913 customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–22764 Filed 10–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–017] Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission, in Part, 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain producers and exporters of passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People’s Republic of China (China) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable October 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 10, 2015, Commerce issued a countervailing duty (CVD) order on passenger tires from China.1 Several interested parties requested that Commerce conduct an administrative review of the CVD Order, and on October 4, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the CVD Order for 46 producers/ exporters for the POR.2 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, 2019.3 1 See Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping Duty Order; and Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 47902 (August 10, 2015) (CVD Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 50077 (October 4, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM Continued 18OCN1 55914 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 202 / Friday, October 18, 2019 / Notices Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.4 Methodology Commerce is conducting this 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, we determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.5 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.6 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 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/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 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. 4 See ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China and Rescission, in part, 2017,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) and hereby adopted by this notice. 5 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. 6 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found as an appendix to this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Oct 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation. We received timely withdrawals of the requests for review, for which no other parties requested a review, for the following companies: Guangrao Taihua International Trade Co., Ltd., Qingdao Keter International Co., Limited, Qingdao Odyking Tyre Co., Ltd., Qinzhou Detai International Trading Co., Ltd., Shengtai Group Co., Ltd., Shouguang Firemax Tyre Co., Ltd., Pirelli Tyre Co., Ltd., Shandong New Continent Tire Co., Ltd., Shandong Guofeng Rubber Plastics Co., Ltd., Qingdao Jinhaoyang International Co., Ltd., and Maxon Int’l Co., Limited.7 Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce is rescinding this review of the CVD order on passenger tires from China with respect to these companies. Company Shandong Longyue Rubber Co., Ltd ........................................... Non-Selected Companies Under Review .................................... Subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) 71.13 56.99 Preliminary Rate for the Non-Selected Companies Under Review The statute and the Commerce’s regulations do not directly address the establishment of rates to be applied to companies not selected for individual examination where Commerce limits its examination in an administrative review pursuant to section 777A(e)(2) of the Act. However, Commerce normally determines the rates for non-selected companies in reviews in a manner that is consistent with section 705(c)(5) of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in an Preliminary Results of Review investigation. As a result of this review, we Section 705(c)(5)(A)(i) of the Act preliminarily determine the instructs Commerce as a general rule to countervailable subsidy rates to be: calculate an all others rate using the weighted average of the subsidy rates Subsidy established for the producers/exporters rate individually examined, excluding any Company (percent ad zero, de minimis, or rates based entirely valorem) on facts available. In this review, the preliminary subsidy rates calculated for Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co., Ltd 51.09 Cooper and Longyue and their crossowned affiliates are above de minimis 7 See Letters from Guangrao Taihua International and are not based entirely on facts Trade Co., Ltd., Qingdao Keter International Co., available. Therefore, for the companies Limited, Qingdao Odyking Tyre Co., Ltd., Qinzhou Detai International Trading Co., Ltd., Shengtai for which a review was requested that Group Co., Ltd., and Shouguang Firemax Tyre Co., were not selected as mandatory ‘‘Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires company respondents and for which we From the People’s Republic of China—Withdrawal did not receive a timely request for of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 30, 2018; Pirelli Tyre Co., Ltd.’s Letter, withdrawal of review, and which we are ‘‘Pirelli’s Withdrawal of Request for Administrative not finding to be cross-owned with the Review,’’ dated December 28, 2018; Shandong New mandatory company respondents, we Continent Tire Co., Ltd.’s Letter, ‘‘New Continent are preliminarily basing the subsidy rate Withdrawal of Review Request for POR 3 of the Countervailing Duty Order on Passenger Vehicle on the weighted-average subsidy rates and Light Truck Tires (PVLT) from the People’s derived from Cooper and Longyue’s Republic of China (C–570–017),’’ dated December publicly available information. For a list 26, 2018; Shandong Guofeng Rubber Plastics Co., of these non-selected companies, please Ltd.’s Letter, ‘‘Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People’s Republic of China: see Appendix II to this notice. Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 21, 2018; Qingdao Jinhaoyang’s Letter, ‘‘Jinhaoyang’s Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 18, 2018; Maxon Int’l Co., Limited’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People’s Republic of China—Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 7, 2018; American Pacific Industries, Inc.’s Letter, ‘‘Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 28, 2019; American Pacific Industries, Inc.’s Letter, ‘‘Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 19, 2019; and ITG Voma Corporation’s Letter, ‘‘Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People’s Republic of China—Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 21, 2018. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.8 Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs, as well as request a hearing.9 Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) 8 See 9 See E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)–(d), 19 CFR 351.310(c). 18OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 202 / Friday, October 18, 2019 / Notices within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.10 Rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs.11 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.12 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing 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.13 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, 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 location to be determined.14 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Issues addressed at the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.15 All briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically and received successfully in their entirety through ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. 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 and Cash Deposit Requirement In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we preliminarily assigned subsidy rates in the amounts shown above for the producers/ exporters shown above. Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, CVDs 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. For companies for which this review is rescinded, Commerce will instruct CBP to assess countervailing 10 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii) and 351.309(d)(l). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 13 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 14 See 19 CFR 351.310. 15 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 11 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Oct 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 55915 duties on all appropriate entries at a rate equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, during the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(l)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated CVDs, 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 are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). 14. Qingdao Sunfulcess Trye Co., Ltd. 15. Riversun Industry Limited. 16. Safe &Well (HK) International Trading Limited. 17. Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd. 18. Sailun Jinyu Group (Hong Kong) Co., Limited. 19. Sailun Tire International Corp. 20. Seatex International Inc. 21. Seatex PTE. Ltd. 22. Shandong Achi Tyres Co., Ltd. 23. Shandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd. 24. Shandong Duratti Rubber Corporation Co., Ltd. 25. Shandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd. 26. Shandong Hengyu Science & Technology Co., Ltd. 27. Shandong Jinyu Industrial Co., Ltd. 28. Shandong Province Sanli Tire Manufactured Co., Ltd. 29. Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co., Ltd. 30. Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd. 31. Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited. 32. Windforce Tyre Co., Limited. 33. Winrun Tyre Co., Ltd. Dated: October 10, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Certain Uncoated Paper Products From Australia, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, and Indonesia: Initiation of Anti-Circumvention Inquiry of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Partial Rescission of Review IV. Non-Selected Companies Under Review V. Scope of the Order VI. Diversification of China’s Economy VII. Subsidies Valuation VIII. Interest Rate Benchmarks, Discount Rates, Input, and Electricity Benchmarks IX. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Application of Adverse Inferences X. Analysis of Programs XI. Disclosure and Public Comment XII. Conclusion Appendix II Non-Selected Companies Under Review 1. Anhui Jichi Tire Co., Ltd. 2. Bridgestone (Tianjin) Tire Co., Ltd. 3. Bridgestone Corporation. 4. Dynamic Tire Corp. 5. Fleming Limited. 6. Hankook Tire China Co., Ltd. 7. Haohua Orient International Trade Ltd. 8. Husky Tire Corp. 9. Jiangsu Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. 10. Macho Tire Corporation Limited. 11. Mayrun Tyre (Hong Kong) Limited. 12. Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp., Ltd. 13. Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2019–22765 Filed 10–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–602–807; A–351–842; A–570–022; C– 570–023; A–560–828; C–560–829] Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests from Domtar Corporation; Packaging Corporation of America; North Pacific Paper Company; Finch Paper LLC; United Steel, Paper, and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (collectively, the petitioners), the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating an anti-circumvention inquiry. In this inquiry, Commerce intends to determine whether certain imports of sheeter rolls of uncoated paper exported from Australia, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China (China), and Indonesia, and completed by conversion into sheets of paper in the United States, are circumventing the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain uncoated paper sheets. Commerce declines to initiate an anticircumvention inquiry on Portugal at this time. DATES: Applicable October 18, 2019. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-017]


Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review and Rescission, in Part, 2017

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that certain producers and exporters of passenger vehicle and light 
truck tires (passenger tires) from the People's Republic of China 
(China) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review 
(POR) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

DATES: Applicable October 18, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4261.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On August 10, 2015, Commerce issued a countervailing duty (CVD) 
order on passenger tires from China.\1\ Several interested parties 
requested that Commerce conduct an administrative review of the CVD 
Order, and on October 4, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal 
Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the CVD 
Order for 46 producers/exporters for the POR.\2\ 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.\3\
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    \1\ See Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the 
People's Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping 
Duty Determination and Antidumping Duty Order; and Amended Final 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing 
Duty Order, 80 FR 47902 (August 10, 2015) (CVD Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 50077 (October 4, 2018) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \3\ 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.

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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are certain passenger vehicle and 
light truck tires from China. A full description of the scope of the 
order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\4\
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    \4\ See ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 
Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain 
Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People's Republic 
of China and Rescission, in part, 2017,'' dated concurrently with 
this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) and hereby adopted by 
this notice.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this 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, we determine that there 
is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ``authority'' that 
confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is 
specific.\5\ 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.\6\
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    \5\ 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.
    \6\ A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be found as an appendix to this notice.
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    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 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/index.html. The signed 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that 
requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation. We received timely withdrawals 
of the requests for review, for which no other parties requested a 
review, for the following companies: Guangrao Taihua International 
Trade Co., Ltd., Qingdao Keter International Co., Limited, Qingdao 
Odyking Tyre Co., Ltd., Qinzhou Detai International Trading Co., Ltd., 
Shengtai Group Co., Ltd., Shouguang Firemax Tyre Co., Ltd., Pirelli 
Tyre Co., Ltd., Shandong New Continent Tire Co., Ltd., Shandong Guofeng 
Rubber Plastics Co., Ltd., Qingdao Jinhaoyang International Co., Ltd., 
and Maxon Int'l Co., Limited.\7\ Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(1), Commerce is rescinding this review of the CVD order on 
passenger tires from China with respect to these companies.
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    \7\ See Letters from Guangrao Taihua International Trade Co., 
Ltd., Qingdao Keter International Co., Limited, Qingdao Odyking Tyre 
Co., Ltd., Qinzhou Detai International Trading Co., Ltd., Shengtai 
Group Co., Ltd., and Shouguang Firemax Tyre Co., ``Certain Passenger 
Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China--
Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,'' dated December 
30, 2018; Pirelli Tyre Co., Ltd.'s Letter, ``Pirelli's Withdrawal of 
Request for Administrative Review,'' dated December 28, 2018; 
Shandong New Continent Tire Co., Ltd.'s Letter, ``New Continent 
Withdrawal of Review Request for POR 3 of the Countervailing Duty 
Order on Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires (PVLT) from the 
People's Republic of China (C-570-017),'' dated December 26, 2018; 
Shandong Guofeng Rubber Plastics Co., Ltd.'s Letter, ``Passenger 
Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: 
Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,'' dated December 
21, 2018; Qingdao Jinhaoyang's Letter, ``Jinhaoyang's Withdrawal of 
Request for Administrative Review,'' dated December 18, 2018; Maxon 
Int'l Co., Limited's Letter, ``Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light 
Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China--Withdrawal of 
Request for Administrative Review,'' dated December 7, 2018; 
American Pacific Industries, Inc.'s Letter, ``Passenger Vehicle and 
Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Withdrawal of 
Request for Administrative Review,'' dated December 28, 2019; 
American Pacific Industries, Inc.'s Letter, ``Passenger Vehicle and 
Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Withdrawal of 
Request for Administrative Review,'' dated December 19, 2019; and 
ITG Voma Corporation's Letter, ``Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck 
Tires From the People's Republic of China--Withdrawal of Request for 
Administrative Review,'' dated December 21, 2018.
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Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the 
countervailable subsidy rates to be:

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                           Company                             (percent
                                                                  ad
                                                               valorem)
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Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co., Ltd..............................       51.09
Shandong Longyue Rubber Co., Ltd............................       71.13
Non-Selected Companies Under Review.........................       56.99
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Preliminary Rate for the Non-Selected Companies Under Review

    The statute and the Commerce's regulations do not directly address 
the establishment of rates to be applied to companies not selected for 
individual examination where Commerce limits its examination in an 
administrative review pursuant to section 777A(e)(2) of the Act. 
However, Commerce normally determines the rates for non-selected 
companies in reviews in a manner that is consistent with section 
705(c)(5) of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the 
all-others rate in an investigation.
    Section 705(c)(5)(A)(i) of the Act instructs Commerce as a general 
rule to calculate an all others rate using the weighted average of the 
subsidy rates established for the producers/exporters individually 
examined, excluding any zero, de minimis, or rates based entirely on 
facts available. In this review, the preliminary subsidy rates 
calculated for Cooper and Longyue and their cross-owned affiliates are 
above de minimis and are not based entirely on facts available. 
Therefore, for the companies for which a review was requested that were 
not selected as mandatory company respondents and for which we did not 
receive a timely request for withdrawal of review, and which we are not 
finding to be cross-owned with the mandatory company respondents, we 
are preliminarily basing the subsidy rate on the weighted-average 
subsidy rates derived from Cooper and Longyue's publicly available 
information. For a list of these non-selected companies, please see 
Appendix II to this notice.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations 
performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five 
days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.\8\ 
Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs, as well as 
request a hearing.\9\ Interested parties may submit written comments 
(case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results 
and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs)

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within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\10\ 
Rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case 
briefs.\11\ Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs are requested to 
submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief 
summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\12\
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)-(d), 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii) and 351.309(d)(l).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing 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.\13\ Requests should contain the party's 
name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, 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 location to be determined.\14\ 
Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the 
hearing. Issues addressed at the hearing will be limited to those 
raised in the briefs.\15\ All briefs and hearing requests must be filed 
electronically and received successfully in their entirety through 
ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
    \15\ 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 and Cash Deposit Requirement

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we preliminarily 
assigned subsidy rates in the amounts shown above for the producers/
exporters shown above. Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce 
shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall 
assess, CVDs 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. For companies for which this review is 
rescinded, Commerce will instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties 
on all appropriate entries at a rate equal to the cash deposit of 
estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or 
withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, during the period January 
1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(c)(l)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment 
instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice.
    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends 
to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated CVDs, 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 are issued and published in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: October 10, 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. Partial Rescission of Review
IV. Non-Selected Companies Under Review
V. Scope of the Order
VI. Diversification of China's Economy
VII. Subsidies Valuation
VIII. Interest Rate Benchmarks, Discount Rates, Input, and 
Electricity Benchmarks
IX. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Application of Adverse 
Inferences
X. Analysis of Programs
XI. Disclosure and Public Comment
XII. Conclusion

Appendix II

Non-Selected Companies Under Review

1. Anhui Jichi Tire Co., Ltd.
2. Bridgestone (Tianjin) Tire Co., Ltd.
3. Bridgestone Corporation.
4. Dynamic Tire Corp.
5. Fleming Limited.
6. Hankook Tire China Co., Ltd.
7. Haohua Orient International Trade Ltd.
8. Husky Tire Corp.
9. Jiangsu Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.
10. Macho Tire Corporation Limited.
11. Mayrun Tyre (Hong Kong) Limited.
12. Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp., Ltd.
13. Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd.
14. Qingdao Sunfulcess Trye Co., Ltd.
15. Riversun Industry Limited.
16. Safe &Well (HK) International Trading Limited.
17. Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd.
18. Sailun Jinyu Group (Hong Kong) Co., Limited.
19. Sailun Tire International Corp.
20. Seatex International Inc.
21. Seatex PTE. Ltd.
22. Shandong Achi Tyres Co., Ltd.
23. Shandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd.
24. Shandong Duratti Rubber Corporation Co., Ltd.
25. Shandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd.
26. Shandong Hengyu Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
27. Shandong Jinyu Industrial Co., Ltd.
28. Shandong Province Sanli Tire Manufactured Co., Ltd.
29. Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co., Ltd.
30. Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.
31. Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited.
32. Windforce Tyre Co., Limited.
33. Winrun Tyre Co., Ltd.

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