Aluminum Wire and Cable From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders, 70496-70498 [2019-27641]

Download as PDF 70496 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices shall remain in effect until further notice. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties These final 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)(5). Dated: December 17, 2019. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. APPENDIX I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Period of Review V. Subsidies Valuation Information VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Provision of Hot-Rolled Steel (HRS) for Less Than Adequate Renumeration (LTAR): Whether To Include Value-Added Tax (VAT) on Imported HRS Comment 2: Deduction From Taxable Income for Export Revenue: Whether To Use Amount Listed in Ozdemir’s 2016 or 2017 Tax Return VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–27643 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [C–351–844] Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cold-rolled steel flat products (CRS flat lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 Background On September 3, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on CRS flat products from Brazil for the POR.1 Commerce received a timely request from the petitioner, United States Steel Corporation, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), to conduct an administrative review of this CVD order for seven companies.2 On November 12, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation with respect to these companies.3 On November 19, 2019, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for an administrative review for all seven companies.4 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 of the requested review. The petitioner withdrew its request for review before the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of this order. Therefore, we are rescinding the administrative review of the CVD order on CRS flat products from Brazil covering the period January 1, 2018, 1 See International Trade Administration AGENCY: products) from Brazil for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable December 23, 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: Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 45949 (September 3, 2019). 2 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil: Request for Administrative Review of Countervailing Duty Order,’’ dated September 30, 2019 (request for review of: Aperam Inox America do Sul S.A.; Armco do Brasil S.A.; Arvedi Metalfer do Brasil; Companhia Siderurgica Nacional; NVent do Brasil Eletrometalurgica; Signode Brasileira Ltda.; and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (Usiminas)). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 61011 (November 12, 2019). 4 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of Countervailing Duty Order,’’ dated November 19, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 through December 31, 2018, in its entirety. Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. Because Commerce is rescinding this administrative review in its entirety, the entries to which this administrative review pertained shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: December 17, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–27642 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–095, C–570–096] Aluminum Wire and Cable From the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing antidumping duty AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 70497 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on imports of aluminum wire and cable from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable December 23, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Decker or Caitlin Monks at (202) 482–0196 and (202) 482–2670, respectively, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 705(d) and 735(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), on October 30, 2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation of aluminum wire and cable from China, and its affirmative final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of aluminum wire and cable from China.1 On December 16, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its final affirmative determinations that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of LTFV imports and subsidized imports of aluminum wire and cable from China, within the meaning of sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act.2 Scope of the Orders The products covered by these orders are aluminum wire and cable from AD Order As stated above, on December 16, 2019, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of imports of aluminum wire and cable from China that are sold in the United States at LTFV. Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are issuing this AD order. Because the ITC determined that imports of aluminum wire and cable from China are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (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 aluminum wire and cable from China. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of aluminum wire and cable from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 5, 2019, the date of publication of the AD Preliminary Determination,3 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final injury determination, as further described below. Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation—AD In accordance with section 736 of the Act, we will instruct CBP to continue the suspension of liquidation on entries of aluminum wire and cable from China, effective on the date of publication in the Federal Register of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amounts indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication in the Federal Register of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on the subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the exporter/producer-specific estimated weighted-average dumping margins listed below. As stated in the AD Final Determination, Commerce made certain adjustments for export subsidies from the CVD Final Determination to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins to determine each of the cash deposit rates. Estimated weighted -average dumping margin (percent) Exporter Producer Changfeng Wire & Cable Co., Ltd ............................... Wuxi Jiangnan Cable Co., Ltd ..................................... China-wide entity .......................................................... Changfeng Wire & Cable Co., Ltd ............................... Wuxi Jiangnan Cable Co., Ltd ..................................... ....................................................................................... 58.51 58.51 63.47 Cash deposit rate (adjusted for subsidy offsets) (percent) 47.83 47.83 52.79 Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request Commerce to extend that four- month period to no more than six months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion of aluminum wire and cable from China, Commerce extended the four-month period to six months in this proceeding.4 In the underlying investigation, Commerce published the AD Preliminary Determination on June 5, 2019. Therefore, the extended period, beginning on the date of publication of the AD Preliminary Determination, ended on December 1, 2019. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, Commerce will instruct CBP to 1 See Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 84 FR 58134 (October 30, 2019) (AD Final Determination); see also Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 84 FR 58137 (October 30, 2019) (CVD Final Determination). 2 See ITC’s Letter, ‘‘Notification of ITC Final Determinations,’’ dated December 16, 2019 (ITC Notification); see also Aluminum Wire and Cable from China, Inv. No. 701–TA–611 and 731–TA– 1428 (USITC Publication 5001). 3 See Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 84 FR 26069 (June 5, 2019) (AD Preliminary Determination). 4 Id. Provisional Measures—AD lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES China. For a complete description of the scope of the orders, see the Appendix to this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 70498 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of aluminum wire and cable from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after December 1, 2019, the date on which the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES CVD Order As stated above, on December 16, 2019, in accordance with section 705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination that the industry in the United States producing aluminum wire and cable is materially injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of subsidized imports of aluminum wire and cable from China.5 Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are issuing this CVD order. As a result of the ITC’s final determination, in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act, Commerce will direct CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, countervailing duties on unliquidated entries of subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after April 8, 2019, the date on which Commerce published the CVD Preliminary Determination 6 and before August 6, 2019, the effective date on which Commerce instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than 120 days. Therefore, entries of subject merchandise from China made on or after August 6, 2019, and prior to the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register, are not subject to the assessment of countervailing duties due to Commerce’s discontinuation of the suspension of liquidation. Suspension of Liquidation—CVD In accordance with section 706 of the Act, Commerce will direct CBP to ITC Notification. Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 84 FR 13886 (April 8, 2019) (CVD Preliminary Determination). reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of subject merchandise from China, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing duties for each entry of aluminum wire and cable in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject merchandise. On or after the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register, Commerce will instruct CBP to require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on the subject merchandise, a cash deposit for each entry of subject merchandise equal to the subsidy rates listed below.7 The all-others rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed below, as appropriate. Subsidy rate (percent) Producer/exporter Shanghai Silin Special Equipment Co., Ltd 8 ......... Changfeng Wire & Cable Co., Ltd ............................. Shanghai Yang Pu Qu Gong All Others .............................. 165.63 33.44 165.63 33.44 Provisional Measures—CVD Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. Commerce published the affirmative Preliminary Determination on April 8, 2019. Therefore, the four-month period beginning on the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination ended on August 5, 2019. In accordance with section 733(d) of the Act, Commerce instructed CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to CVD duties, unliquidated entries of aluminum wire and cable from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after August 6, 2019, the date on which the provisional CVD measures expired, through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC final injury determinations in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC final injury determination in the Federal Register. 5 See 6 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 7 See section 706(a)(3) of the Act. discussed in the Preliminary Determination PDM, Commerce has also assigned Silin’s rate to the entity named as cross-owned in its affiliation questionnaire response: Jiangxi Silin International Cable Co., Ltd. 8 As PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the AD and CVD orders with respect to aluminum wire and cable from China pursuant to sections 706(a) and 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of orders currently in effect at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. These orders are published in accordance with sections 706(a) and 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: December 17, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Scope of the Orders The scope of these orders covers aluminum wire and cable, which is defined as an assembly of one or more electrical conductors made from 8000 Series Aluminum Alloys (defined in accordance with ASTM B800), Aluminum Alloy 1350 (defined in accordance with ASTM B230/ B230M or B609/B609M), and/or Aluminum Alloy 6201 (defined in accordance with ASTM B398/B398M), provided that: (1) At least one of the electrical conductors is insulated; (2) each insulated electrical conductor has a voltage rating greater than 80 volts and not exceeding 1000 volts; and (3) at least one electrical conductor is stranded and has a size not less than 16.5 thousand circular mil (kcmil) and not greater than 1000 kcmil. The assembly may: (1) Include a grounding or neutral conductor; (2) be clad with aluminum, steel, or other base metal; or (3) include a steel support center wire, one or more connectors, a tape shield, a jacket or other covering, and/or filler materials. Most aluminum wire and cable products conform to National Electrical Code (NEC) types THHN, THWN, THWN–2, XHHW–2, USE, USE–2, RHH, RHW, or RHW–2, and also conform to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards UL–44, UL–83, UL–758, UL– 854, UL–1063, UL–1277, UL–1569, UL–1581, or UL–4703, but such conformity is not required for the merchandise to be included within the scope. The scope of the orders specifically excludes aluminum wire and cable products in lengths less than six feet, whether or not included in equipment already assembled at the time of importation. The merchandise covered by the orders is currently classifiable under subheading 8544.49.9000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to the scope may also enter under HTSUS subheading 8544.42.9090. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the orders is dispositive. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-095, C-570-096]


Aluminum Wire and Cable From the People's Republic of China: 
Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), 
Commerce is issuing antidumping duty

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(AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on imports of aluminum wire 
and cable from the People's Republic of China (China).

DATES: Applicable December 23, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Decker or Caitlin Monks at (202) 
482-0196 and (202) 482-2670, respectively, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
VII, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In accordance with sections 705(d) and 735(d) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act), on October 30, 2019, Commerce published its 
affirmative final determination in the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) 
investigation of aluminum wire and cable from China, and its 
affirmative final determination that countervailable subsidies are 
being provided to producers and exporters of aluminum wire and cable 
from China.\1\ On December 16, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its 
final affirmative determinations that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured by reason of LTFV imports and subsidized imports 
of aluminum wire and cable from China, within the meaning of sections 
705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act.\2\
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    \1\ See Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, 84 FR 58134 (October 30, 2019) (AD Final Determination); see 
also Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People's Republic of China: 
Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 84 FR 58137 
(October 30, 2019) (CVD Final Determination).
    \2\ See ITC's Letter, ``Notification of ITC Final 
Determinations,'' dated December 16, 2019 (ITC Notification); see 
also Aluminum Wire and Cable from China, Inv. No. 701-TA-611 and 
731-TA-1428 (USITC Publication 5001).
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Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by these orders are aluminum wire and cable 
from China. For a complete description of the scope of the orders, see 
the Appendix to this notice.

AD Order

    As stated above, on December 16, 2019, in accordance with section 
735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination 
that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the 
meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of imports of 
aluminum wire and cable from China that are sold in the United States 
at LTFV. Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we 
are issuing this AD order. Because the ITC determined that imports of 
aluminum wire and cable from China are materially injuring a U.S. 
industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from China entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption are subject to the 
assessment of antidumping duties.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, 
Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (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 aluminum wire and cable from China. Antidumping 
duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of aluminum wire and 
cable from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption 
on or after June 5, 2019, the date of publication of the AD Preliminary 
Determination,\3\ but will not include entries occurring after the 
expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of 
the ITC's final injury determination, as further described below.
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    \3\ See Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People's Republic of 
China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 84 FR 26069 
(June 5, 2019) (AD Preliminary Determination).
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation--AD

    In accordance with section 736 of the Act, we will instruct CBP to 
continue the suspension of liquidation on entries of aluminum wire and 
cable from China, effective on the date of publication in the Federal 
Register of the ITC's final affirmative injury determination. These 
instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further 
notice.
    We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the 
amounts indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of 
publication in the Federal Register of the ITC's final affirmative 
injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers 
would normally deposit estimated duties on the subject merchandise, a 
cash deposit equal to the exporter/producer-specific estimated 
weighted-average dumping margins listed below. As stated in the AD 
Final Determination, Commerce made certain adjustments for export 
subsidies from the CVD Final Determination to the estimated weighted-
average dumping margins to determine each of the cash deposit rates.

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                                                                                    weighted -         rate
                                                                                      average     (adjusted  for
                   Exporter                                 Producer                  dumping         subsidy
                                                                                      margin         offsets)
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Changfeng Wire & Cable Co., Ltd...............  Changfeng Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.           58.51           47.83
Wuxi Jiangnan Cable Co., Ltd..................  Wuxi Jiangnan Cable Co., Ltd....           58.51           47.83
China-wide entity.............................  ................................           63.47           52.79
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Provisional Measures--AD

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months, except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
Commerce to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. 
At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion 
of aluminum wire and cable from China, Commerce extended the four-month 
period to six months in this proceeding.\4\ In the underlying 
investigation, Commerce published the AD Preliminary Determination on 
June 5, 2019. Therefore, the extended period, beginning on the date of 
publication of the AD Preliminary Determination, ended on December 1, 
2019. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive 
duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC's final 
injury determination.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, Commerce will instruct CBP to

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terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without 
regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of aluminum wire and 
cable from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption 
after December 1, 2019, the date on which the provisional measures 
expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of 
the ITC's final injury determination in the Federal Register. 
Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the 
ITC's final determination in the Federal Register.

CVD Order

    As stated above, on December 16, 2019, in accordance with section 
705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination 
that the industry in the United States producing aluminum wire and 
cable is materially injured within the meaning of section 
705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of subsidized imports of aluminum 
wire and cable from China.\5\ Therefore, in accordance with section 
705(c)(2) of the Act, we are issuing this CVD order.
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    \5\ See ITC Notification.
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    As a result of the ITC's final determination, in accordance with 
section 706(a) of the Act, Commerce will direct CBP to assess, upon 
further instruction by Commerce, countervailing duties on unliquidated 
entries of subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after April 8, 2019, the date on which 
Commerce published the CVD Preliminary Determination \6\ and before 
August 6, 2019, the effective date on which Commerce instructed CBP to 
discontinue the suspension of liquidation in accordance with section 
703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension 
of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination may not remain 
in effect for more than 120 days. Therefore, entries of subject 
merchandise from China made on or after August 6, 2019, and prior to 
the date of publication of the ITC's final determination in the Federal 
Register, are not subject to the assessment of countervailing duties 
due to Commerce's discontinuation of the suspension of liquidation.
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    \6\ See Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 
and Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty 
Determination, 84 FR 13886 (April 8, 2019) (CVD Preliminary 
Determination).
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Suspension of Liquidation--CVD

    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, Commerce will direct CBP 
to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of subject merchandise 
from China, effective on the date of publication of the ITC's final 
affirmative injury determination in the Federal Register, and to 
assess, upon further instruction by Commerce pursuant to section 
706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing duties for each entry of aluminum 
wire and cable in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy 
rates for the subject merchandise. On or after the date of publication 
of the ITC's final injury determination in the Federal Register, 
Commerce will instruct CBP to require, at the same time as importers 
would normally deposit estimated duties on the subject merchandise, a 
cash deposit for each entry of subject merchandise equal to the subsidy 
rates listed below.\7\ The all-others rate applies to all producers or 
exporters not specifically listed below, as appropriate.
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    \7\ See section 706(a)(3) of the Act.

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Shanghai Silin Special Equipment Co., Ltd \8\...........          165.63
Changfeng Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.........................           33.44
Shanghai Yang Pu Qu Gong................................          165.63
All Others..............................................           33.44
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Provisional Measures--CVD

    Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation 
pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in 
effect for more than four months. Commerce published the affirmative 
Preliminary Determination on April 8, 2019. Therefore, the four-month 
period beginning on the date of the publication of the Preliminary 
Determination ended on August 5, 2019.
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    \8\ As discussed in the Preliminary Determination PDM, Commerce 
has also assigned Silin's rate to the entity named as cross-owned in 
its affiliation questionnaire response: Jiangxi Silin International 
Cable Co., Ltd.
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    In accordance with section 733(d) of the Act, Commerce instructed 
CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, 
without regard to CVD duties, unliquidated entries of aluminum wire and 
cable from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption 
on or after August 6, 2019, the date on which the provisional CVD 
measures expired, through the day preceding the date of publication of 
the ITC final injury determinations in the Federal Register. Suspension 
of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC final 
injury determination in the Federal Register.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the AD and CVD orders with respect to 
aluminum wire and cable from China pursuant to sections 706(a) and 
736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of orders 
currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    These orders are published in accordance with sections 706(a) and 
736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

     Dated: December 17, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

Scope of the Orders

    The scope of these orders covers aluminum wire and cable, which 
is defined as an assembly of one or more electrical conductors made 
from 8000 Series Aluminum Alloys (defined in accordance with ASTM 
B800), Aluminum Alloy 1350 (defined in accordance with ASTM B230/
B230M or B609/B609M), and/or Aluminum Alloy 6201 (defined in 
accordance with ASTM B398/B398M), provided that: (1) At least one of 
the electrical conductors is insulated; (2) each insulated 
electrical conductor has a voltage rating greater than 80 volts and 
not exceeding 1000 volts; and (3) at least one electrical conductor 
is stranded and has a size not less than 16.5 thousand circular mil 
(kcmil) and not greater than 1000 kcmil. The assembly may: (1) 
Include a grounding or neutral conductor; (2) be clad with aluminum, 
steel, or other base metal; or (3) include a steel support center 
wire, one or more connectors, a tape shield, a jacket or other 
covering, and/or filler materials.
    Most aluminum wire and cable products conform to National 
Electrical Code (NEC) types THHN, THWN, THWN-2, XHHW-2, USE, USE-2, 
RHH, RHW, or RHW-2, and also conform to Underwriters Laboratories 
(UL) standards UL-44, UL-83, UL-758, UL-854, UL-1063, UL-1277, UL-
1569, UL-1581, or UL-4703, but such conformity is not required for 
the merchandise to be included within the scope.
    The scope of the orders specifically excludes aluminum wire and 
cable products in lengths less than six feet, whether or not 
included in equipment already assembled at the time of importation.
    The merchandise covered by the orders is currently classifiable 
under subheading 8544.49.9000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to the scope may also 
enter under HTSUS subheading 8544.42.9090. The HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written 
description of the scope of the orders is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2019-27641 Filed 12-20-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P