Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 61875-61877 [2019-24732]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 220 / Thursday, November 14, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States, or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. Third, any licenses issued under the Regulations in which Arrowtronic has an interest as of the date of this Order shall be revoked by BIS. Fourth, after notice and opportunity for comment as provided in Section 766.23 of the Regulations, any person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to the Denied Person by affiliation, ownership, control, or position of responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services may also be made subject to the provisions of this Order. Fifth, Arrowtronic shall not take any action or make or permit to be made any public statement, directly or indirectly, denying the allegations in the Charging Letter or this Order. Sixth, the Charging Letter, the Settlement Agreement, and this Order shall be made available to the public. Seventh, this Order shall be served on Arrowtronic and shall be published in the Federal Register. This order, which constitutes the final agency action in this matter related to Arrowtronic, is effective immediately. Issued this 30th day of October, 2019. Douglas R. Hassebrock, Director, Office of Export Enforcement, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2019–24741 Filed 11–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–106] Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the preliminary determination of the lessthan-fair-value investigation of wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof (wooden cabinets and vanities) from the People’s Republic of China (China) to correct significant ministerial errors. DATES: Applicable November 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, Rachel Greenberg, or Eliza Siordia, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2593, (202) 482–0652, or (202) 482–3878, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 9, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination,1 and completed the disclosure of all calculation materials to interested parties. On October 8, 2019, MJB Supply (Dalian) Co., Ltd, Shouguang Honsoar Imp. & Exp. Trading Co., Ltd, and Nantong Ouming Wood Co., Ltd. (collectively, D&H SRA Companies), and Zhong Shan King Yuandun Wood Products Co., Ltd. (Zhong Shan) timely filed ministerial error allegations regarding the Preliminary Determination.2 1 See Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures, 84 FR 54106 (October 9, 2019) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See D&H SRA Companies’ Letter, ‘‘Wooden Cabinets and Vanities from the People’s Republic of China: Ministerial Error Comments to Correct Spelling of Company Names,’’ dated October 8, 2019; see also Zhong Shan’s Letter, ‘‘Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Ministerial Error Comments—Prelim Determination,’’ dated October 8, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61875 Period of Investigation The period of investigation is July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Scope of Investigation The product covered by this investigation is wooden cabinets and vanities from China. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see the appendix to this notice. Legal Authority Commerce will analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, correct any significant ministerial error by amending the preliminary determination according to 19 CFR 351.224(e). A ministerial error is defined in 19 CFR 351.224(f) as ‘‘an error in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional error which the Secretary considers ministerial.’’ 3 A significant ministerial error is defined as a ministerial error, the correction of which, either singly or in combination with other errors, would result in: (1) A change of at least five absolute percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the weightedaverage dumping margin calculated in the original (erroneous) preliminary determination; or (2) a difference between a weighted-average dumping margin of zero or de minimis and a weighted-average dumping margin of greater than de minimis or vice versa.4 Analysis of Ministerial Error Allegation On October 8, 2019, certain separate rate respondents submitted ministerial error allegations. The respondents claim that Commerce should have granted Zhong Shan a separate rate; that clerical errors were made with respect to the names of the producers for exporters MJB Supply (Dalian) Co., Ltd, and Shouguang Honsoar Imp. & Exp. Trading Co., Ltd; and an ‘‘also known as’’ company name for the exporter/ producer combination Nantong Ouming Wood Co., Ltd should have been included. Commerce has reviewed the record and finds that Zhong Shan’s allegation is not ministerial in nature as the Preliminary Determination demonstrates our intent and our reasoning as to why Zhong Shan was not eligible for a separate rate.5 However, we do agree that we made certain clerical errors on the producer/ 3 See also section 735(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 4 See 19 CFR 351.224(g). 5 See Preliminary Determination PDM at 17–19. E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 61876 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 220 / Thursday, November 14, 2019 / Notices exporter list for separate rate recipients constituting significant ministerial errors within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224(f) and (g).6 These errors are significant because the rate applicable to these separate rate respondents, as a result of the errors, is the China-wide rate of 262.18 percent, rather than the Amended Preliminary Determination Commerce preliminarily determines that the following amended weightedaverage dumping margins exist for the period July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018: Estimated weighted average dumping margin (percent) Exporter Producer MJB Supply (Dalian) Co., Ltd ................................. Shouguang Honsoar Imp. & Exp. Trading Co., Ltd Nantong Ouming Wood Co., Ltd., also known as Nantong Ouming Wood Industry Co., Ltd. Mulin City Bamiantong Linyeju Jisen Wood .......... Shandong Honsoar Cabinet Materials Co., Ltd ..... Nantong Ouming Wood Co., Ltd., also known as Nantong Ouming Wood Industry Co., Ltd. Amended Cash Deposits and Suspension of Liquidation The collection of cash deposits and suspension of liquidation will be revised according to the rates calculated in this amended preliminary determination, in accordance with sections 733(d) and (f) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.224. Because the rates are decreasing from the Preliminary Determination, the amended cash deposit rates will be effective retroactively to October 9, 2019, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination. Parties will be notified of this determination, in accordance with sections 733(d) and (f) of the Act. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission of our amended preliminary determination. Notification to Interested Parties This amended preliminary determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e). Dated: November 6, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES separate rate of 39.25 percent. The difference in these two rates exceeds the significant ministerial error threshold established in 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1) because correction of these errors results in a change of at least five absolute percentage points. Scope of the Investigation The merchandise subject to this investigation consists of wooden cabinets and vanities that are for permanent installation (including floor mounted, wall mounted, ceiling hung or by attachment of plumbing), and wooden components thereof. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof from the People’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 39.25 39.25 39.25 Cash deposit rate (adjusted for subsidy offsets) (percent) 28.71 28.71 28.71 Wooden cabinets and vanities and wooden components are made substantially of wood products, including solid wood and engineered wood products (including those made from wood particles, fibers, or other wooden materials such as plywood, strand board, block board, particle board, or fiberboard), or bamboo. Wooden cabinets and vanities consist of a cabinet box (which typically includes a top, bottom, sides, back, base blockers, ends/end panels, stretcher rails, toe kicks, and/or shelves) and may or may not include a frame, door, drawers and/ or shelves. Subject merchandise includes wooden cabinets and vanities with or without wood veneers, wood, paper or other overlays, or laminates, with or without nonwood components or trim such as metal, marble, glass, plastic, or other resins, whether or not surface finished or unfinished, and whether or not completed. Wooden cabinets and vanities are covered by the investigation whether or not they are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, faucets, metal plumbing, sinks and/or sink bowls, or countertops. If wooden cabinets or vanities are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, such merchandise, only the wooden cabinet or vanity is covered by the scope. Subject merchandise includes the following wooden component parts of cabinets and vanities: (1) Wooden cabinet and vanity frames (2) wooden cabinet and vanity boxes (which typically include a top, bottom, sides, back, base blockers, ends/end panels, stretcher rails, toe kicks, and/or shelves), (3) wooden cabinet or vanity doors, (4) wooden cabinet or vanity drawers and drawer components (which typically include sides, backs, bottoms, and faces), (5) back panels and end panels, (6) and desks, shelves, and tables that are attached to or incorporated in the subject merchandise. Subject merchandise includes all unassembled, assembled and/or ‘‘ready to assemble’’ (RTA) wooden cabinets and vanities, also commonly known as ‘‘flat packs,’’ except to the extent such merchandise is already covered by the scope of antidumping and countervailing duty orders on Hardwood Plywood from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 4, 2018); Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 513 (January 4, 2018). RTA wooden cabinets and vanities are defined as cabinets or vanities packaged so that at the time of importation they may include: (1) Wooden components required to assemble a cabinet or vanity (including drawer faces and doors); and (2) parts (e.g., screws, washers, dowels, nails, handles, knobs, adhesive glues) required to assemble a cabinet or vanity. RTAs may enter the United States in one or in multiple packages. Subject merchandise also includes wooden cabinets and vanities and in-scope components that have been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to one or more of the following: Trimming, cutting, notching, punching, drilling, painting, staining, finishing, assembly, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product. Excluded from the scope of this investigation, if entered separate from a wooden cabinet or vanity are: (1) Aftermarket accessory items which may be added to or installed into an interior of a cabinet and which are not considered a structural or core component of a wooden cabinet or vanity. Aftermarket accessory items may be made of wood, metal, plastic, composite material, or a combination thereof that can be inserted into a cabinet and which are utilized in the function of organization/ accessibility on the interior of a cabinet; and include: • Inserts or dividers which are placed into drawer boxes with the purpose of organizing Republic of China: Ministerial Error Allegations in the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Ministerial Error Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 220 / Thursday, November 14, 2019 / Notices or dividing the internal portion of the drawer into multiple areas for the purpose of containing smaller items such as cutlery, utensils, bathroom essentials, etc. • Round or oblong inserts that rotate internally in a cabinet for the purpose of accessibility to foodstuffs, dishware, general supplies, etc. (2) Solid wooden accessories including corbels and rosettes, which serve the primary purpose of decoration and personalization. (3) Non-wooden cabinet hardware components including metal hinges, brackets, catches, locks, drawer slides, fasteners (nails, screws, tacks, staples), handles, and knobs. (4) Medicine cabinets that meet all of the following five criteria are excluded from the scope: (1) Wall mounted; (2) assembled at the time of entry into the United States; (3) contain one or more mirrors; (4) be packaged for retail sale at time of entry; and (5) have a maximum depth of seven inches. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are: (1) All products covered by the scope of the antidumping duty order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005). (2) All products covered by the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on Hardwood Plywood from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 4, 2018); Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 513 (January 4, 2018). Imports of subject merchandise are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical numbers 9403.40.9060 and 9403.60.8081. The subject component parts of wooden cabinets and vanities may be entered into the United States under HTSUS statistical number 9403.90.7080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–24732 Filed 11–13–19; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–108] Ceramic Tile From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Negative Critical Circumstances Determination, and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that ceramic tile from the People’s Republic of China (China) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable November 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Lui or Paul Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0016 or (202) 482–0413, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on May 8, 2019.1 On September 5, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now November 6, 2019.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary 1 See Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 84 FR 20093 (May 8, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 84 FR 46711 (September 5, 2019). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Less Than Fair Value Investigation of Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61877 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 accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is ceramic tile from China. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to Commerce’s regulations,4 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).5 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments and rebuttal responses submitted to the record for this investigation, and accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments timely received, see the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.6 The scope case briefs were due on October 15, 2019, 30 days after the publication of the Ceramic Tile from China Preliminary CVD Determination.7 There will be no further opportunity for comments on scoperelated issues.8 4 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 5 See Initiation Notice. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated September 6, 2019 (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum). 7 The scope case briefs were due 30 days after the publication of Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Preliminary Negative Critical Circumstances Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 84 FR 48125 (September 12, 2019) (Ceramic Tile from China Preliminary CVD Determination). See the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum at 3. In accordance with Commerce’s practice, where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 2930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 8 Parties were already permitted the opportunity to file scope case briefs. Case briefs, other written comments, and rebuttal briefs should not include scope-related issues. See Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum at 3. E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-106]


Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the 
People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the 
preliminary determination of the less-than-fair-value investigation of 
wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof (wooden cabinets 
and vanities) from the People's Republic of China (China) to correct 
significant ministerial errors.

DATES: Applicable November 14, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, Rachel Greenberg, or 
Eliza Siordia, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
2593, (202) 482-0652, or (202) 482-3878, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 9, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
Preliminary Determination,\1\ and completed the disclosure of all 
calculation materials to interested parties. On October 8, 2019, MJB 
Supply (Dalian) Co., Ltd, Shouguang Honsoar Imp. & Exp. Trading Co., 
Ltd, and Nantong Ouming Wood Co., Ltd. (collectively, D&H SRA 
Companies), and Zhong Shan King Yuandun Wood Products Co., Ltd. (Zhong 
Shan) timely filed ministerial error allegations regarding the 
Preliminary Determination.\2\
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    \1\ See Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof from 
the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value, Postponement of 
Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures, 84 FR 
54106 (October 9, 2019) (Preliminary Determination), and 
accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM).
    \2\ See D&H SRA Companies' Letter, ``Wooden Cabinets and 
Vanities from the People's Republic of China: Ministerial Error 
Comments to Correct Spelling of Company Names,'' dated October 8, 
2019; see also Zhong Shan's Letter, ``Wooden Cabinets and Vanities 
and Components Thereof from the People's Republic of China: 
Ministerial Error Comments--Prelim Determination,'' dated October 8, 
2019.
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Period of Investigation

    The period of investigation is July 1, 2018 through December 31, 
2018.

Scope of Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is wooden cabinets and 
vanities from China. For a complete description of the scope of this 
investigation, see the appendix to this notice.

Legal Authority

    Commerce will analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, 
correct any significant ministerial error by amending the preliminary 
determination according to 19 CFR 351.224(e). A ministerial error is 
defined in 19 CFR 351.224(f) as ``an error in addition, subtraction, or 
other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate 
copying, duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of 
unintentional error which the Secretary considers ministerial.'' \3\ A 
significant ministerial error is defined as a ministerial error, the 
correction of which, either singly or in combination with other errors, 
would result in: (1) A change of at least five absolute percentage 
points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the weighted-average 
dumping margin calculated in the original (erroneous) preliminary 
determination; or (2) a difference between a weighted-average dumping 
margin of zero or de minimis and a weighted-average dumping margin of 
greater than de minimis or vice versa.\4\
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    \3\ See also section 735(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).
    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.224(g).
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Analysis of Ministerial Error Allegation

    On October 8, 2019, certain separate rate respondents submitted 
ministerial error allegations. The respondents claim that Commerce 
should have granted Zhong Shan a separate rate; that clerical errors 
were made with respect to the names of the producers for exporters MJB 
Supply (Dalian) Co., Ltd, and Shouguang Honsoar Imp. & Exp. Trading 
Co., Ltd; and an ``also known as'' company name for the exporter/
producer combination Nantong Ouming Wood Co., Ltd should have been 
included. Commerce has reviewed the record and finds that Zhong Shan's 
allegation is not ministerial in nature as the Preliminary 
Determination demonstrates our intent and our reasoning as to why Zhong 
Shan was not eligible for a separate rate.\5\ However, we do agree that 
we made certain clerical errors on the producer/

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exporter list for separate rate recipients constituting significant 
ministerial errors within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224(f) and (g).\6\ 
These errors are significant because the rate applicable to these 
separate rate respondents, as a result of the errors, is the China-wide 
rate of 262.18 percent, rather than the separate rate of 39.25 percent. 
The difference in these two rates exceeds the significant ministerial 
error threshold established in 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1) because correction 
of these errors results in a change of at least five absolute 
percentage points.
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    \5\ See Preliminary Determination PDM at 17-19.
    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and 
Components Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Ministerial 
Error Allegations in the Preliminary Determination,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice (Ministerial Error Memorandum).
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Amended Preliminary Determination

    Commerce preliminarily determines that the following amended 
weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period July 1, 2018 
through December 31, 2018:

 
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                                                                                Estimated      Cash deposit rate
                                                                            weighted  average    (adjusted for
                Exporter                              Producer                dumping margin   subsidy  offsets)
                                                                                (percent)           (percent)
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MJB Supply (Dalian) Co., Ltd............  Mulin City Bamiantong Linyeju                 39.25              28.71
                                           Jisen Wood.
Shouguang Honsoar Imp. & Exp. Trading     Shandong Honsoar Cabinet                      39.25              28.71
 Co., Ltd.                                 Materials Co., Ltd.
Nantong Ouming Wood Co., Ltd., also       Nantong Ouming Wood Co., Ltd.,                39.25              28.71
 known as Nantong Ouming Wood Industry     also known as Nantong Ouming
 Co., Ltd.                                 Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
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Amended Cash Deposits and Suspension of Liquidation

    The collection of cash deposits and suspension of liquidation will 
be revised according to the rates calculated in this amended 
preliminary determination, in accordance with sections 733(d) and (f) 
of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.224. Because the rates are decreasing from 
the Preliminary Determination, the amended cash deposit rates will be 
effective retroactively to October 9, 2019, the date of publication of 
the Preliminary Determination. Parties will be notified of this 
determination, in accordance with sections 733(d) and (f) of the Act.

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
International Trade Commission of our amended preliminary 
determination.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This amended preliminary determination is issued and published in 
accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.224(e).

    Dated: November 6, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise subject to this investigation consists of wooden 
cabinets and vanities that are for permanent installation (including 
floor mounted, wall mounted, ceiling hung or by attachment of 
plumbing), and wooden components thereof. Wooden cabinets and 
vanities and wooden components are made substantially of wood 
products, including solid wood and engineered wood products 
(including those made from wood particles, fibers, or other wooden 
materials such as plywood, strand board, block board, particle 
board, or fiberboard), or bamboo. Wooden cabinets and vanities 
consist of a cabinet box (which typically includes a top, bottom, 
sides, back, base blockers, ends/end panels, stretcher rails, toe 
kicks, and/or shelves) and may or may not include a frame, door, 
drawers and/or shelves. Subject merchandise includes wooden cabinets 
and vanities with or without wood veneers, wood, paper or other 
overlays, or laminates, with or without non-wood components or trim 
such as metal, marble, glass, plastic, or other resins, whether or 
not surface finished or unfinished, and whether or not completed.
    Wooden cabinets and vanities are covered by the investigation 
whether or not they are imported attached to, or in conjunction 
with, faucets, metal plumbing, sinks and/or sink bowls, or 
countertops. If wooden cabinets or vanities are imported attached 
to, or in conjunction with, such merchandise, only the wooden 
cabinet or vanity is covered by the scope.
    Subject merchandise includes the following wooden component 
parts of cabinets and vanities: (1) Wooden cabinet and vanity frames 
(2) wooden cabinet and vanity boxes (which typically include a top, 
bottom, sides, back, base blockers, ends/end panels, stretcher 
rails, toe kicks, and/or shelves), (3) wooden cabinet or vanity 
doors, (4) wooden cabinet or vanity drawers and drawer components 
(which typically include sides, backs, bottoms, and faces), (5) back 
panels and end panels, (6) and desks, shelves, and tables that are 
attached to or incorporated in the subject merchandise.
    Subject merchandise includes all unassembled, assembled and/or 
``ready to assemble'' (RTA) wooden cabinets and vanities, also 
commonly known as ``flat packs,'' except to the extent such 
merchandise is already covered by the scope of antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders on Hardwood Plywood from the People's 
Republic of China. See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the 
People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 
4, 2018); Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 513 (January 4, 
2018). RTA wooden cabinets and vanities are defined as cabinets or 
vanities packaged so that at the time of importation they may 
include: (1) Wooden components required to assemble a cabinet or 
vanity (including drawer faces and doors); and (2) parts (e.g., 
screws, washers, dowels, nails, handles, knobs, adhesive glues) 
required to assemble a cabinet or vanity. RTAs may enter the United 
States in one or in multiple packages.
    Subject merchandise also includes wooden cabinets and vanities 
and in-scope components that have been further processed in a third 
country, including but not limited to one or more of the following: 
Trimming, cutting, notching, punching, drilling, painting, staining, 
finishing, assembly, or any other processing that would not 
otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation 
if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product.
    Excluded from the scope of this investigation, if entered 
separate from a wooden cabinet or vanity are:
    (1) Aftermarket accessory items which may be added to or 
installed into an interior of a cabinet and which are not considered 
a structural or core component of a wooden cabinet or vanity. 
Aftermarket accessory items may be made of wood, metal, plastic, 
composite material, or a combination thereof that can be inserted 
into a cabinet and which are utilized in the function of 
organization/accessibility on the interior of a cabinet; and 
include:
     Inserts or dividers which are placed into drawer boxes 
with the purpose of organizing

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or dividing the internal portion of the drawer into multiple areas 
for the purpose of containing smaller items such as cutlery, 
utensils, bathroom essentials, etc.
     Round or oblong inserts that rotate internally in a 
cabinet for the purpose of accessibility to foodstuffs, dishware, 
general supplies, etc.
    (2) Solid wooden accessories including corbels and rosettes, 
which serve the primary purpose of decoration and personalization.
    (3) Non-wooden cabinet hardware components including metal 
hinges, brackets, catches, locks, drawer slides, fasteners (nails, 
screws, tacks, staples), handles, and knobs.
    (4) Medicine cabinets that meet all of the following five 
criteria are excluded from the scope: (1) Wall mounted; (2) 
assembled at the time of entry into the United States; (3) contain 
one or more mirrors; (4) be packaged for retail sale at time of 
entry; and (5) have a maximum depth of seven inches.
    Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are:
    (1) All products covered by the scope of the antidumping duty 
order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of 
China. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture 
from the People's Republic of China, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005).
    (2) All products covered by the scope of the antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders on Hardwood Plywood from the People's 
Republic of China. See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the 
People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 
4, 2018); Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 513 (January 4, 
2018).
    Imports of subject merchandise are classified under Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical numbers 
9403.40.9060 and 9403.60.8081. The subject component parts of wooden 
cabinets and vanities may be entered into the United States under 
HTSUS statistical number 9403.90.7080. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope of this investigation is 
dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2019-24732 Filed 11-13-19; 8:45 am]
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