Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 7732-7733 [2020-02677]

Download as PDF 7732 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date in the Federal Register of the final results of this review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for the four companies listed above, which had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR, will continue to be the existing cash deposit rates for those companies; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed China and non-China exporters which are not under review in this segment of the proceeding but which received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporterspecific rate; (3) for all China exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for the China-wide entity, which is 216.01 percent; and (4) for all non-China exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own cash deposit rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the China exporter that supplied that non-China exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Interested Parties This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the 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 that is subject to sanction. This notice of the final results of this antidumping duty administrative review is issued and published in accordance VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Feb 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: February 4, 2020. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–02686 Filed 2–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–057] Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain tool chests and cabinets (tool chests) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is September 15, 2017 through December 31, 2018. We have determined that Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Geelong), the sole producer subject to this administrative review, received countervailable subsidies during the POR. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable February 11, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 9, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this CVD administrative review in the Federal Register.1 For a description of the events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 1 See Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018, 84 FR 54115 (October 9, 2019) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China; 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scope of the Order A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 Analysis of Comments Received Only the Government of China (GOC) submitted a case brief in this proceeding, while Geelong submitted a letter in lieu of a case brief expressing agreement with the Preliminary Results.4 The issues raised by the GOC, and Commerce’s analysis thereof, are identified in the Appendix to this notice and addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov; the Issues and Decision Memorandum is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Methodology We conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found to be countervailable during the POR, we find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.6 For a full description of the methodology underlying our with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 Id. 4 See GOC’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China, Case No. C–570–057: Case Brief,’’ dated November 8, 2019, see also Geelong’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Letter in Lieu of Case Brief,’’ dated November 8, 2019. 5 See GOC’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China, Case No. C–570–057: Case Brief,’’ dated November 8, 2019, see also Geelong’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Letter in Lieu of Case Brief,’’ dated November 8, 2019. 6 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and, section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 7733 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2020 / Notices conclusions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. discussion of these issues, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Final Results of the Review Based on the comments received from the GOC, we made no changes to our subsidy rate calculations. For a In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we determine the following net countervailable subsidy Company Subsidy rate— 2017 (percent ad valorem) Subsidy rate— 2018 (percent ad valorem) Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co. Ltd. .......................................................................................................... 1.27 1.15 Assessment Rates In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after publication of these final results of review, to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise produced by and/or exported by Geelong, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 15, 2017 through December 31, 2018, at the ad valorem rates listed above. Cash Deposit Requirements In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, we intend to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount shown above for Geelong for 2018 (i.e., 1.15 percent ad valorem), on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Administrative Protective Orders khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES rates for the sole respondent, Geelong, for the period September 15, 2017 through December 31, 2018: This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to an 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 terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results of review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Feb 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: February 5, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Application of Adverse Inferences V. Subsidies Valuation Information VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Provision of Cold-Rolled Steel for Less Than Adequate Remuneration (LTAR) Comment 2: Provision of Electricity for LTAR Comment 3: Export Buyer’s Credit (EBC Program) Comment 4: Other Subsidies VIII. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-057]


Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 
2017-2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed its 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain 
tool chests and cabinets (tool chests) from the People's Republic of 
China (China). The period of review (POR) is September 15, 2017 through 
December 31, 2018. We have determined that Zhongshan Geelong 
Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Geelong), the sole producer subject to this 
administrative review, received countervailable subsidies during the 
POR.

DATES: Applicable February 11, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0410.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 9, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
this CVD administrative review in the Federal Register.\1\ For a 
description of the events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, 
see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 84 FR 54115 (October 9, 2019) 
(Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of 
Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People's Republic of 
China; 2017-2018,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, 
this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum.\3\
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    \3\ Id.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    Only the Government of China (GOC) submitted a case brief in this 
proceeding, while Geelong submitted a letter in lieu of a case brief 
expressing agreement with the Preliminary Results.\4\ The issues raised 
by the GOC, and Commerce's analysis thereof, are identified in the 
Appendix to this notice and addressed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.\5\ The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document 
and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov; 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum is available to all parties in the 
Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed directly on the internet http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. 
The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \4\ See GOC's Letter, ``Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from 
the People's Republic of China, Case No. C-570-057: Case Brief,'' 
dated November 8, 2019, see also Geelong's Letter, ``Administrative 
Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Tool Chests and 
Cabinets from the People's Republic of China: Letter in Lieu of Case 
Brief,'' dated November 8, 2019.
    \5\ See GOC's Letter, ``Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from 
the People's Republic of China, Case No. C-570-057: Case Brief,'' 
dated November 8, 2019, see also Geelong's Letter, ``Administrative 
Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Tool Chests and 
Cabinets from the People's Republic of China: Letter in Lieu of Case 
Brief,'' dated November 8, 2019.
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Methodology

    We conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy 
programs found to be countervailable during the POR, we find that there 
is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that 
gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is 
specific.\6\ For a full description of the methodology underlying our

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conclusions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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    \6\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and, section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on the comments received from the GOC, we made no changes to 
our subsidy rate calculations. For a discussion of these issues, see 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

Final Results of the Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we determine the following 
net countervailable subsidy rates for the sole respondent, Geelong, for 
the period September 15, 2017 through December 31, 2018:

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                                         Subsidy rate--   Subsidy rate--
                                         2017  (percent   2018  (percent
                Company                   ad valorem)      ad valorem)
 
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Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co.               1.27             1.15
 Ltd..................................
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Assessment Rates

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce intends to issue 
appropriate assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) 15 days after publication of these final results of 
review, to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise produced by and/
or exported by Geelong, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after September 15, 2017 through December 31, 2018, 
at the ad valorem rates listed above.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, we intend to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amount shown above for Geelong for 2018 (i.e., 1.15 
percent ad valorem), on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed 
firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the 
most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the 
company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to an 
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 terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.
    We are issuing and publishing these final results of review in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: February 5, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Application of Adverse 
Inferences
V. Subsidies Valuation Information
VI. Analysis of Programs
VII. Analysis of Comments
    Comment 1: Provision of Cold-Rolled Steel for Less Than Adequate 
Remuneration (LTAR)
    Comment 2: Provision of Electricity for LTAR
    Comment 3: Export Buyer's Credit (EBC Program)
    Comment 4: Other Subsidies
VIII. Recommendation

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