Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018, 60378-60380 [2019-24415]

Download as PDF 60378 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2019 / Notices briefs or rebuttal briefs are requested to submit with each argument: (1) A Company statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a 8 Hanawell Co., Ltd ..................... 0.59 table of authorities. Hankum Co., Ltd ...................... 0.59 Interested parties who wish to request Hyuk San Profile Co., Ltd ......... 0.59 a hearing must do so within 30 days of Nauri Logistics Co., Ltd ............ 0.59 publication of these preliminary results Taihan Electric Wire Co., Ltd ... 0.59 by submitting a written request to the Union Steel Co., Ltd ................. 0.59 Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and Assessment Rate Compliance’s ACCESS system.9 Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of Requests should contain the party’s the Act, upon issuance of the final name, address, and telephone number, results, Commerce shall determine, and the number of participants, whether any Customs and Border Protection (CBP) participant is a foreign national, and a shall assess, countervailing duties on all list of the issues to be discussed. If a appropriate entries covered by this request for a hearing is made, Commerce review. We intend to issue assessment will inform parties of the scheduled instructions to CBP 15 days after date of the hearing which will be held publication of the final results of this at the U.S. Department of Commerce, review. 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and Cash Deposit Rate date to be determined.10 Issues Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the addressed during the hearing will be Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP limited to those raised in the briefs.11 to collect cash deposits of estimated Parties should confirm by telephone the countervailing duties in the amount date, time, and location of the hearing indicated above with regard to two days before the scheduled date. shipments of subject merchandise Parties are reminded that all briefs entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, and hearing requests must be filed for consumption on or after the date of electronically using ACCESS and publication of the final results of this received successfully in their entirety by review. For all non-reviewed firms, we 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. will instruct CBP to continue to collect Unless the deadline is extended cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the company-specific or all-others rate Act, Commerce intends to issue the final applicable to the company, as results of this administrative review, appropriate. These cash deposit including the results of our analysis of instructions, when imposed, shall the issues raised by the parties in their remain in effect until further notice. comments, within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results. Disclosure and Public Comment We intend to disclose to parties to this Notification to Interested Parties proceeding the calculations performed This administrative review and notice in reaching the preliminary results are in accordance with sections within five days of the date of 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 publication of these preliminary CFR 351.213 and 19 CFR 351.222(b)(4). results.6 Case briefs or other written Dated: November 1, 2019. comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance at a date to be determined. Compliance. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in than five days after the deadline date for the Preliminary Decision Memorandum case briefs.7 Parties who submit case khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) 5 We note that cross-ownership exists between POSCO, POSCO Chemtech (also known as POSCO Chemical Co., Ltd.), POSCO Nippon Steel RHF Joint Venture Co., Ltd., POSCO Processing and Service, Pohang Scrap Recycling Distribution Center Co., Ltd., and POSCO M-Tech. We also note that POSCO has an affiliated trading company through which it exported certain subject merchandise, POSCO Daewoo Corporation (also known as POSCO International Corporation). See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 9. 6 See 19 CFR 224(b). 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Nov 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Review IV. Scope of the Order V. Rate for Non-Examined Companies VI. Subsidies Valuation Information VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available VIII. Analysis of Programs 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 19 CFR 351.310(c). 10 See 19 CFR 351.310. 11 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 9 See PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–24391 Filed 11–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–560–829] Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018 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 exporters of uncoated paper from Indonesia during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable November 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Miller, 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) 482–3906. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On March 5, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on uncoated paper from Indonesia covering the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.1 Commerce received a timely request from the petitioners 2 for an administrative review of the countervailing duty order with respect to PT Anugerah Kertas Utama, PT Riau Andalan Kertas, APRIL Fine Paper Macao Offshore Limited, PT Asia Pacific Rayon, PT Sateri Viscose International, A P Fine Paper Trading (Hong Kong) Limited, and APRIL International Enterprise Pte. Ltd. (collectively, APRIL).3 On May 29, 2019, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 7877 (March 5, 2019). 2 Domtar Corporation, P.H. Glatfelter Company, the Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO, CLC (the USW) (collectively, petitioners). 3 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Uncoated Paper from Indonesia (POR 1/1/2018–12/31/2018)— Petitioners’ Request for an Administrative Review,’’ dated April 1, 2019. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 60379 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2019 / Notices the CVD order on uncoated paper from Indonesia with regard to the seven APRIL companies.4 On May 3, 2019, APRIL notified Commerce that APRIL will not be participating in the 2018 administrative review.5 Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is certain uncoated paper from Indonesia. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) categories 4802.56.1000, 4802.56.2000, 4802.56.3000, 4802.56.4000, 4802.56.6000, 4802.56.7020, 4802.56.7040, 4802.57.1000, 4802.57.2000, 4802.57.3000, and 4802.57.4000. Some imports of subject merchandise may also be classified under 4802.62.1000, 4802.62.2000, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.5000, 4802.62.6020, 4802.62.6040, 4802.69.1000, 4802.69.2000, 4802.69.3000, 4811.90.8050 and 4811.90.9080. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.6 Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Application of Adverse Inferences to APRIL Subsequent to the initiation of this administrative review, Commerce issued the initial questionnaire in a letter to the Government of Indonesia (GOI) dated June 20, 2019.7 APRIL failed to respond entirely to the questionnaire by the specified deadline. Additionally, the GOI did not submit requested information related to APRIL in response to Commerce’s initial questionnaire. Therefore, because necessary information is not available on the record and because both APRIL and the GOI failed to respond to Commerce’s request for information, we preliminarily find that the use of facts available is warranted, pursuant to section 776(a)(1) and 776(a)(2)(A), (B) and (C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Moreover, because APRIL and the GOI did not cooperate to the best of their ability, pursuant to 776(b) of the Act, we preliminarily find that use of adverse facts available (AFA) is warranted to ensure that APRIL does not obtain a more favorable result by failing to cooperate than if it had fully complied with our request for information. For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.8 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 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 found at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. Preliminary Results of Review We preliminarily determine the following net countervailable subsidy rate for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018: Net subsidy rate Ad Valorem (percent) Company PT Anugerah Kertas Utama, PT Riau Andalan Kertas, APRIL Fine Paper Macao Offshore Limited, PT Asia Pacific Rayon, PT Sateri Viscose International, A P Fine Paper Trading (Hong Kong) Limited, and APRIL International Enterprise Pte. Ltd. (collectively, APRIL) ............................................................................................................................................................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Disclosure the Preliminary Decision Memorandum,9 there are no further calculations to disclose. 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 sole company that is under review (i.e., APRIL), in accordance with section 776 of the Act, and because our calculation of the AFA subsidy rate is outlined in Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.10 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.11 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding 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 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 24743 (May 29, 2019). 5 See APRIL’s Letter, ‘‘Uncoated Paper from Indonesia,’’ dated May 3, 2019. 6 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Uncoated Paper from Indonesia; 2018,’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. 7 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘2018 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia: Countervailing Duty Questionnaire,’’ dated June 20, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Nov 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 Public Comment PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 104.00 authorities.12 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.13 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.14 Hearing requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If 8 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 9 Id. 10 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 13 See 19 CFR 351.303. 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 11 See E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 60380 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2019 / Notices a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.15 Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of arguments raised in any written briefs, no later than 120 days after the publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless otherwise extended.16 to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise below normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable November 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Garten, 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) 482–3342. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Assessment Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), upon issuing the final results of this review, Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess CVDs on all appropriate entries. Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Background Notification to Interested Parties This notice is 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: November 1, 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 IV. Application of Facts Available and Adverse Inferences V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–24415 Filed 11–7–19; 8:45 am] On March 5, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Indonesia covering the period March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019.1 Commerce received a timely request from the petitioners,2 for an administrative review of the antidumping duty order with respect to APRIL Fine Paper Macao Offshore Limited, APRIL Fine Paper Trading Pte. Ltd., APRIL International Enterprise Pte. Ltd., A P Fine Paper Trading (Hong Kong) Limited, PT Anugerah Kertas Utama, PT Riau Andalan Kertas, PT Asia Pacific Rayon, and PT Sateri Viscose International (collectively, APRIL).3 Commerce also received a timely request from APRIL for an administrative review.4 On May 29, 2019, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the AD order on uncoated paper from Indonesia with regard to the eight APRIL companies.5 On May 3, 2019, APRIL withdrew its review request and notified Commerce that it would not participate in this administrative review.6 The petitioners, BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–560–828] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Certain Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the sole producer/exporter subject AGENCY: 15 Id. 16 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Nov 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 7877 (March 5, 2019). 2 Domtar Corporation, P.H. Glatfelter Company, the Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO, CLC (the USW) (collectively, the petitioners). 3 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Uncoated Paper from Indonesia (POR 1/1/2018–12/31/2018)— Petitioners’ Request for an Administrative Review,’’ dated April 1, 2019. 4 See APRIL’s Letter, ‘‘Uncoated Paper from Indonesia,’’ dated April 1, 2019 (filed on behalf of PT Anugerah Kertas Utama (AKU), PT Riau Andalan Kertas (RAK), and APRIL Fine Paper Macao Offshore Limited (AFPM)). 5 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 24743 (May 29, 2019). 6 See APRIL’s Letter, ‘‘Uncoated Paper from Indonesia,’’ dated May 3, 2019 (withdrawing its PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 however, have not withdrawn their request for administrative review of APRIL. Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is certain uncoated paper from Indonesia. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) categories 4802.56.1000, 4802.56.2000, 4802.56.3000, 4802.56.4000, 4802.56.6000, 4802.56.7020, 4802.56.7040, 4802.57.1000, 4802.57.2000, 4802.57.3000, and 4802.57.4000. Some imports of subject merchandise may also be classified under 4802.62.1000, 4802.62.2000, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.5000, 4802.62.6020, 4802.62.6040, 4802.69.1000, 4802.69.2000, 4802.69.3000, 4811.90.8050 and 4811.90.9080. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.7 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Pursuant to section 776(a) and (b) of the Act, Commerce has preliminarily relied upon facts otherwise available with adverse inferences (AFA) for APRIL, because this respondent notified Commerce that it would not participate in the review. For a complete explanation of the methodology and analysis underlying the preliminary application of AFA, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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 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 found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision review request and stating ‘‘APRIL will not be participating in the above administrative review.’’). 7 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2018–2018 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), issued concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 217 (Friday, November 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60378-60380]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-560-829]


Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Preliminary Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 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 
exporters of uncoated paper from Indonesia during the period of review 
(POR) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

DATES: Applicable November 8, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Miller, 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) 482-3906.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On March 5, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to 
request an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order 
on uncoated paper from Indonesia covering the period January 1, 2018 
through December 31, 2018.\1\ Commerce received a timely request from 
the petitioners \2\ for an administrative review of the countervailing 
duty order with respect to PT Anugerah Kertas Utama, PT Riau Andalan 
Kertas, APRIL Fine Paper Macao Offshore Limited, PT Asia Pacific Rayon, 
PT Sateri Viscose International, A P Fine Paper Trading (Hong Kong) 
Limited, and APRIL International Enterprise Pte. Ltd. (collectively, 
APRIL).\3\ On May 29, 2019, Commerce published a notice of initiation 
of an administrative review of

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the CVD order on uncoated paper from Indonesia with regard to the seven 
APRIL companies.\4\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative 
Review, 84 FR 7877 (March 5, 2019).
    \2\ Domtar Corporation, P.H. Glatfelter Company, the Packaging 
Corporation of America (PCA), and the United Steel, Paper and 
Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and 
Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC (the USW) 
(collectively, petitioners).
    \3\ See Petitioners' Letter, ``Administrative Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Uncoated Paper from Indonesia (POR 1/1/
2018-12/31/2018)--Petitioners' Request for an Administrative 
Review,'' dated April 1, 2019.
    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 24743 (May 29, 2019).
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    On May 3, 2019, APRIL notified Commerce that APRIL will not be 
participating in the 2018 administrative review.\5\
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    \5\ See APRIL's Letter, ``Uncoated Paper from Indonesia,'' dated 
May 3, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the order is certain uncoated paper from 
Indonesia. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) categories 
4802.56.1000, 4802.56.2000, 4802.56.3000, 4802.56.4000, 4802.56.6000, 
4802.56.7020, 4802.56.7040, 4802.57.1000, 4802.57.2000, 4802.57.3000, 
and 4802.57.4000. Some imports of subject merchandise may also be 
classified under 4802.62.1000, 4802.62.2000, 4802.62.3000, 
4802.62.5000, 4802.62.6020, 4802.62.6040, 4802.69.1000, 4802.69.2000, 
4802.69.3000, 4811.90.8050 and 4811.90.9080. While HTSUS subheadings 
are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the scope of the order is dispositive.\6\
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    \6\ For a complete description of the scope of the order, see 
Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Uncoated Paper from 
Indonesia; 2018,'' (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice.
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Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Application of Adverse Inferences 
to APRIL

    Subsequent to the initiation of this administrative review, 
Commerce issued the initial questionnaire in a letter to the Government 
of Indonesia (GOI) dated June 20, 2019.\7\ APRIL failed to respond 
entirely to the questionnaire by the specified deadline. Additionally, 
the GOI did not submit requested information related to APRIL in 
response to Commerce's initial questionnaire. Therefore, because 
necessary information is not available on the record and because both 
APRIL and the GOI failed to respond to Commerce's request for 
information, we preliminarily find that the use of facts available is 
warranted, pursuant to section 776(a)(1) and 776(a)(2)(A), (B) and (C) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Moreover, because 
APRIL and the GOI did not cooperate to the best of their ability, 
pursuant to 776(b) of the Act, we preliminarily find that use of 
adverse facts available (AFA) is warranted to ensure that APRIL does 
not obtain a more favorable result by failing to cooperate than if it 
had fully complied with our request for information.
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    \7\ See Commerce's Letter, ``2018 Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review of Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia: 
Countervailing Duty Questionnaire,'' dated June 20, 2019.
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    For further information, see ``Use of Facts Otherwise Available and 
Adverse Inferences'' in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\8\ 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 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 found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. 
The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version 
of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list 
of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
attached as an Appendix to this notice.
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    \8\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Preliminary Results of Review

    We preliminarily determine the following net countervailable 
subsidy rate for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018:

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                                                           Net subsidy
                        Company                          rate Ad Valorem
                                                            (percent)
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PT Anugerah Kertas Utama, PT Riau Andalan Kertas, APRIL          104.00
 Fine Paper Macao Offshore Limited, PT Asia Pacific
 Rayon, PT Sateri Viscose International, A P Fine Paper
 Trading (Hong Kong) Limited, and APRIL International
 Enterprise Pte. Ltd. (collectively, APRIL)............
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Disclosure

    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 sole company that is under review (i.e., APRIL), in accordance with 
section 776 of the Act, and because our calculation of the AFA subsidy 
rate is outlined in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum,\9\ there are 
no further calculations to disclose.
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    \9\ Id.
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Public Comment

    Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice.\10\ Rebuttal briefs, 
limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than 
five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\11\ Parties who 
submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding 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.\12\ Case and 
rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.\13\
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via 
ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully 
in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after 
the date of publication of this notice.\14\ Hearing requests should 
contain: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the 
number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. 
Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the 
briefs. If

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a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time 
and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.\15\
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \15\ Id.
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    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of arguments raised in 
any written briefs, no later than 120 days after the publication of 
these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless otherwise 
extended.\16\
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    \16\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.
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Assessment

    Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(2), upon issuing the final results of this review, Commerce 
will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall 
assess CVDs on all appropriate entries. Commerce intends to issue 
appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of 
the final results of this review.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is 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: November 1, 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
IV. Application of Facts Available and Adverse Inferences
V. Recommendation

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