Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Review; 2017-2018, 9459-9460 [2020-03216]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 33 / Wednesday, February 19, 2020 / Notices preliminary determination no later than April 22, 2020. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination in this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: February 12, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–03227 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–601] Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that it is appropriate to rescind this administrative review of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (TRBs), from the People’s Republic of China (China) with respect to three of the four companies involved in this review because they had no bona fide (i.e., reviewable) sales to the United States during the period of review (POR), June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. Further, Commerce finds that the fourth respondent is not eligible for a separate rate. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable February 19, 2020. Alex Wood or Whitley Herndon, 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) 482–1959 or (202) 482–6274, respectively. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results on August 15, 2019.1 Subsequent to the Preliminary Results, we received a case brief from Shandong Aokai Bearing Co., Ltd. (Aokai), a mandatory respondent in this review. On December 10, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the final results until February 11, 2020.2 Scope of the Order Imports covered by the order are shipments of tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished, from China; flange, take up cartridge, and hanger units incorporating tapered roller bearings; and tapered roller housings (except pillow blocks) incorporating tapered rollers, with or without spindles, whether or not for automotive use. These products are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 8482.20.00, 8482.91.00.50, 8482.99.15, 8482.99.45, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.30.80, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.80, 8708.70.6060, 8708.99.2300, 8708.99.4850, 8708.99.6890, 8708.99.8115, and 8708.99.8180. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received In the Issues and Decision Memorandum,3 we address the issues raised in Aokai’s case brief. The Appendix to this notice includes a list of the issues Aokai raised. The Issues and 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 ACCESS is 1 See Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Intent to Rescind the Review in Part; 2017–2018, 84 FR 41701 (August 15, 2019) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative,’’ dated December 10, 2019. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, from the People’s Republic of China; 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9459 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Partial Rescission of the Review We received no comments from Hangzhou Xiaoshan Dingli Machinery Co., Ltd. (Dingli) or Zhejiang Jingli Bearing Technology Co. Ltd. (Jingli). Further, with respect to Aokai, as addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, we continue to find that it did not have a bona fide sale to serve as the basis for our review. Thus, consistent with our preliminary determination, we find that Aokai, Dingli, and Jingli did not have bona fide sales during the POR and we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to all three companies. Final Results of Review We also received no comments pertaining to Taizhou Zson Bearing Technology Co., Ltd. (Zson), and therefore we continue to find Zson to be ineligible for a separate rate and, thus, Zson is part of the China-wide entity. The rate previously established for the China-wide entity is 92.84 percent and is not subject to change as a result of this review, as no party requested a review of the China-wide entity. Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. Because Commerce determined that Zson did not qualify for a separate rate, we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on Zson’s entries of subject merchandise at the rate of 92.84 percent, the current rate established for the China-wide entity. Because Commerce is rescinding this administrative for Aokai, Dingli, and Jingli, we will instruct CBP to assess their entries at the rate entered. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 9460 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 33 / Wednesday, February 19, 2020 / Notices administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters not listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will continue to be equal to the exporter-specific weightedaverage dumping margin published for the most recently-completed segment of this proceeding; (2) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate established for the China-wide entity, 92.84 percent; and (3) for all exporters of subject merchandise which are not located in China and which are not eligible for a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter(s) that supplied that nonChinese exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a 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 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results of review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: February 11, 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. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether ‘‘Bona Fides’’ Testing is Applicable in Administrative Reviews Comment 2: Whether Record Evidence Confirms that Aokai’s Sale Was Not Bona Fide Comment 3: Whether Rescinding the Administrative Review Is Appropriate V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–03216 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration University of Chicago Argonne LLC, et al.; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments This is a decision pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106–36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). On December 9, 2019, the Department of Commerce published a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments identified in the docket(s) below are intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States. See Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 84 FR 67257–58 (December 9, 2019) (Notice). We received no public comments. Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC Docket Number: 19–011. Applicant: University of Chicago Argonne LLC, Operator of Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439–4873. Instrument: Q1 Magnets. Manufacturer: Danfysik A/S, Denmark. Intended Use: See Notice at 84 FR 67257–58, December 9, 2019. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments of equivalent scientific value to the PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as this is intended to be used, that were being manufactured in the United States at the time of order. Reasons: According to the applicant, the instrument is a component of a 4th generation synchrotron accelerator, i.e. the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade (APSU) accelerator, which is one of the most technologically complex machines in the world. APSU is a non-profit research facility that will provide ultrabright, high-energy x-ray beams to more than 5000 (and growing) scientists from across the United States. APSU provides x-ray beams of a broad parameters that allows scientists to collect data in unprecedented detail and in short time frames. The research results users achieve through APS constantly make real and positive impact on our technologies, health, economy, and fundamental understandings of the materials that make up our world. Docket Number: 19–014. Applicant: University of Chicago Argonne LLC, Operator of Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439–4873. Instrument: Q2 Magnets. Manufacturer: SigmaPhi, France. Intended Use: See Notice at 84 FR 67257–58. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as this is intended to be used, that were being manufactured in the United States at the time of order. Reasons: According to the applicant, the instrument is a component of a 4th generation synchrotron accelerator, i.e., the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade (APSU) which will be used to study ultra-bright, high-energy x-ray beams to more than 5000 (and growing) scientists from across the United States. APSU provides x-ray beams of a broad parameters that allow scientists to collect data in unprecedented detail and in amazingly short time frames. The research results our users achieved through APS constantly make real and positive impact on our technologies, health, economy, and fundamental understandings of the materials that make up our world. Dated: February 11, 2020. Gregory W. Campbell, Director, Subsidies Enforcement. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 33 (Wednesday, February 19, 2020)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-601]


Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and 
Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and 
Partial Rescission of Review; 2017-2018

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that it is 
appropriate to rescind this administrative review of the antidumping 
duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and 
unfinished (TRBs), from the People's Republic of China (China) with 
respect to three of the four companies involved in this review because 
they had no bona fide (i.e., reviewable) sales to the United States 
during the period of review (POR), June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. 
Further, Commerce finds that the fourth respondent is not eligible for 
a separate rate.

DATES: Applicable February 19, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Wood or Whitley Herndon, 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) 482-1959 or (202) 482-6274, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Commerce published the Preliminary Results on August 15, 2019.\1\ 
Subsequent to the Preliminary Results, we received a case brief from 
Shandong Aokai Bearing Co., Ltd. (Aokai), a mandatory respondent in 
this review. On December 10, 2019, in accordance with section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce 
extended the deadline for issuing the final results until February 11, 
2020.\2\
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    \1\ See Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and 
Unfinished, from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results 
and Intent to Rescind the Review in Part; 2017-2018, 84 FR 41701 
(August 15, 2019) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, 
Finished and Unfinished, from the People's Republic of China: 
Extension of Deadline for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative,'' dated December 10, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    Imports covered by the order are shipments of tapered roller 
bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished, from China; 
flange, take up cartridge, and hanger units incorporating tapered 
roller bearings; and tapered roller housings (except pillow blocks) 
incorporating tapered rollers, with or without spindles, whether or not 
for automotive use. These products are currently classifiable under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 
8482.20.00, 8482.91.00.50, 8482.99.15, 8482.99.45, 8483.20.40, 
8483.20.80, 8483.30.80, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.80, 
8708.70.6060, 8708.99.2300, 8708.99.4850, 8708.99.6890, 8708.99.8115, 
and 8708.99.8180. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
of the order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    In the Issues and Decision Memorandum,\3\ we address the issues 
raised in Aokai's case brief. The Appendix to this notice includes a 
list of the issues Aokai raised. The Issues and 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 ACCESS 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. 
The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Tapered Roller Bearings and 
Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, 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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Partial Rescission of the Review

    We received no comments from Hangzhou Xiaoshan Dingli Machinery 
Co., Ltd. (Dingli) or Zhejiang Jingli Bearing Technology Co. Ltd. 
(Jingli). Further, with respect to Aokai, as addressed in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum, we continue to find that it did not have a 
bona fide sale to serve as the basis for our review. Thus, consistent 
with our preliminary determination, we find that Aokai, Dingli, and 
Jingli did not have bona fide sales during the POR and we are 
rescinding this administrative review with respect to all three 
companies.

Final Results of Review

    We also received no comments pertaining to Taizhou Zson Bearing 
Technology Co., Ltd. (Zson), and therefore we continue to find Zson to 
be ineligible for a separate rate and, thus, Zson is part of the China-
wide entity. The rate previously established for the China-wide entity 
is 92.84 percent and is not subject to change as a result of this 
review, as no party requested a review of the China-wide entity.

Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1), Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries covered by this review. Commerce intends to issue assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these 
final results of review.
    Because Commerce determined that Zson did not qualify for a 
separate rate, we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on 
Zson's entries of subject merchandise at the rate of 92.84 percent, the 
current rate established for the China-wide entity. Because Commerce is 
rescinding this administrative for Aokai, Dingli, and Jingli, we will 
instruct CBP to assess their entries at the rate entered.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this

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administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: 
(1) For previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese 
exporters not listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit 
rate will continue to be equal to the exporter-specific weighted-
average dumping margin published for the most recently-completed 
segment of this proceeding; (2) for all Chinese exporters of subject 
merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, 
the cash deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate established for the 
China-wide entity, 92.84 percent; and (3) for all exporters of subject 
merchandise which are not located in China and which are not eligible 
for a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable 
to the Chinese exporter(s) that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. 
These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a 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 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

    We are issuing and publishing these results of review in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: February 11, 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. Discussion of the Issues
    Comment 1: Whether ``Bona Fides'' Testing is Applicable in 
Administrative Reviews
    Comment 2: Whether Record Evidence Confirms that Aokai's Sale 
Was Not Bona Fide
    Comment 3: Whether Rescinding the Administrative Review Is 
Appropriate
V. Recommendation

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