Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 11050-11051 [2020-03786]

Download as PDF 11050 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / Notices companies for which they had requested a review.4 based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable February 26, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Langley, 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) 482–3861. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES On October 1, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hotrolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Brazil for the POR of October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.1 United States Steel Corporation, Steel Dynamics, Inc., and SSAB Enterprises, LLC (collectively, the domestic interested parties) timely filed a request for administrative review of the following Brazilian exporters/producers of hot-rolled steel: AG Royce Metal Marketing; Aperam South America; Companhia Siderurgica Nacional; Companhia Siderurgica Suape; Cummins Inc.; Erico Incorporated; Gautier Steel Limited; Gerdau Acominas S.A.; Mahle Engine Components USA Inc.; Mahle Metal Leve S.A.; Marcegaglia do Brasil; Modine do Brasil Sistemas Termicos; Nvent do Brasil Eletrometalurgica Ltda.; Nvent Erico; Optimus Steel Inc.; Ternium Brasil Ltda.; Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V.; and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (Usiminas), in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b).2 On December 11, 2019, pursuant to these requests and in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice initiating an administrative review of the antidumping order on hot-rolled steel from Brazil with respect to all 18 companies for which a review was requested.3 On February 10, 2020, the domestic interested parties withdrew their request for an administrative review with respect to all of the 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 52068 (October 1, 2019). 2 See domestic interested parties’ letter, ‘‘HotRolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil: Request for Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Order,’’ dated October 31, 2019. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 67712 (December 11, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The domestic interested parties withdrew their request for review of all of the Brazilian producers/exporters of hotrolled steel for which they had requested an administrative review, within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. No other parties requested an administrative review of the order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety. Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of hot-rolled steel from Brazil. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping 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 to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.42(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of AD duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of AD duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled AD duties. 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. This notice is issues and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: February 20, 2020, James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–03815 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–052] Certain Hardwood Plywood Products 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) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and/or exporters of certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People’s Republic of China (China) during the period of review (POR) April 25, 2017 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable February 26, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annathea Cook, 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) 482–0250. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to all 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. Timely written On October 11, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review.1 No party commented on the Preliminary Results. Accordingly, Commerce has not modified its analysis from the Preliminary Results, and no decision memorandum accompanies this Federal Register notice. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 4 See domestic interested parties’ letter, ‘‘HotRolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Order,’’ dated February 10, 2020. 1 See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017–2018, 84 FR 54844 (October 11, 2019) (Preliminary Results). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / Notices 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this order is hardwood and decorative plywood, and certain veneered panels.2 For the purposes of this proceeding, hardwood and decorative plywood are described as a generally flat, multilayered plywood or other veneered panel, consisting of two or more layers of plies of wood veneers and a core, with the face and/or back veneer made of nonconiferous wood (hardwood) or bamboo. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 Methodology For each of the subsidy programs we found to be countervailable, we determined 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.4 In making these findings, Commerce relied on facts available and, because we found that two companies selected as mandatory respondents for individual examination (Jiangsu High Hope Arser Co., Ltd. (High Hope) and Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export Co., Ltd (Zhejiang Dehua)), as well as the Government of China, did not act to the best of their abilities to respond to Commerce’s requests for information, we drew an adverse inference, where appropriate, in selecting from among the facts otherwise available. As no party submitted comments on the methodology used in calculating the adverse facts available subsidy rates assigned in the Preliminary Results, Commerce has made no adjustments to its determination that High Hope and Zhejiang Dehua did not cooperate to the best of their abilities to comply with Commerce’s request for information. Accordingly, we continue to determine that it is appropriate to apply facts otherwise available with adverse inferences, in accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. For details regarding the issues raised in this proceeding, including Commerce’s khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 2 See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 513 (January 4, 2018). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China; 2017–2018,’’ dated October 3, 2019 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 determination to apply adverse facts available to High Hope and Zhejiang Dehua, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 Additionally, due to the absence of reviewable entries, in our Preliminary Determination, we preliminarily rescinded this review with respect to the following companies: Happy Wood Industrial Group Co., Ltd; Jiangsu Sunwell Cabinetry Co., Ltd.; Linyi Bomei Furniture Co., Ltd.; Pingyi Jinniu Wood Co., Ltd.; Qingdao Top P&Q International Corp.; SAICG International Trading Co., Ltd.; Shandong Huaxin Jiasheng Wood Co., Ltd.; Shandong Jinhua International Trading Co., Ltd.; and Xuzhou Amish Import & Export Co., Ltd.6 There is no additional record evidence that calls into question the preliminary decision to rescind this review for the above-referenced companies. Accordingly, we continue to find that it is appropriate to rescind this review with respect to each of these companies. 11051 Cash Deposit Requirements Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount indicated above on shipments of subject merchandise from the abovenamed companies entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review. For all nonreviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties 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 Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the APO in accordance Final Results with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which The final net countervailable subsidy continues to govern business rates are as follows: proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written Net subsidy notification of the return or destruction rate Exporter/producer of APO materials or conversion to ad valorem judicial protective order is hereby (percent) requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export Co., Ltd .................. 194.90 a violation subject to sanction. Jiangsu High Hope Arser Co., Ltd ............................. 194.90 Disclosure We described the subsidy rate calculations, which were based on adverse facts available, in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.7 As noted above, there are no changes to our calculations. Thus, no additional disclosure is necessary for this final determination. 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. Dated: February 10, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–03786 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Assessment Rates DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 5 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 6 Id. 7 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 13– 17. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [RTID 0648–XR091] Marine Mammals; File No. 23273 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Michelle Shero, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 266 Woods SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-052]


Certain Hardwood Plywood Products 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) determines that 
countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and/or 
exporters of certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from 
the People's Republic of China (China) during the period of review 
(POR) April 25, 2017 through December 31, 2018.

DATES: Applicable February 26, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annathea Cook, 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) 482-0250.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On October 11, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
this administrative review.\1\ No party commented on the Preliminary 
Results. Accordingly, Commerce has not modified its analysis from the 
Preliminary Results, and no decision memorandum accompanies this 
Federal Register notice. Commerce conducted this review in accordance 
with section

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751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017-2018, 
84 FR 54844 (October 11, 2019) (Preliminary Results).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to this order is hardwood and decorative 
plywood, and certain veneered panels.\2\ For the purposes of this 
proceeding, hardwood and decorative plywood are described as a 
generally flat, multilayered plywood or other veneered panel, 
consisting of two or more layers of plies of wood veneers and a core, 
with the face and/or back veneer made of nonconiferous wood (hardwood) 
or bamboo. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\3\
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    \2\ See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 513 (January 4, 
2018).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain 
Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's Republic of China; 2017-
2018,'' dated October 3, 2019 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    For each of the subsidy programs we found to be countervailable, we 
determined 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.\4\
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    \4\ 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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    In making these findings, Commerce relied on facts available and, 
because we found that two companies selected as mandatory respondents 
for individual examination (Jiangsu High Hope Arser Co., Ltd. (High 
Hope) and Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export Co., Ltd (Zhejiang Dehua)), 
as well as the Government of China, did not act to the best of their 
abilities to respond to Commerce's requests for information, we drew an 
adverse inference, where appropriate, in selecting from among the facts 
otherwise available.
    As no party submitted comments on the methodology used in 
calculating the adverse facts available subsidy rates assigned in the 
Preliminary Results, Commerce has made no adjustments to its 
determination that High Hope and Zhejiang Dehua did not cooperate to 
the best of their abilities to comply with Commerce's request for 
information. Accordingly, we continue to determine that it is 
appropriate to apply facts otherwise available with adverse inferences, 
in accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. For details 
regarding the issues raised in this proceeding, including Commerce's 
determination to apply adverse facts available to High Hope and 
Zhejiang Dehua, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\5\
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    \5\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    Additionally, due to the absence of reviewable entries, in our 
Preliminary Determination, we preliminarily rescinded this review with 
respect to the following companies: Happy Wood Industrial Group Co., 
Ltd; Jiangsu Sunwell Cabinetry Co., Ltd.; Linyi Bomei Furniture Co., 
Ltd.; Pingyi Jinniu Wood Co., Ltd.; Qingdao Top P&Q International 
Corp.; SAICG International Trading Co., Ltd.; Shandong Huaxin Jiasheng 
Wood Co., Ltd.; Shandong Jinhua International Trading Co., Ltd.; and 
Xuzhou Amish Import & Export Co., Ltd.\6\ There is no additional record 
evidence that calls into question the preliminary decision to rescind 
this review for the above-referenced companies. Accordingly, we 
continue to find that it is appropriate to rescind this review with 
respect to each of these companies.
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    \6\ Id.
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Final Results

    The final net countervailable subsidy rates are as follows:

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                                                            Net subsidy
                                                             rate  ad
                    Exporter/producer                         valorem
                                                             (percent)
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Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export Co., Ltd..............          194.90
Jiangsu High Hope Arser Co., Ltd........................          194.90
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Disclosure

    We described the subsidy rate calculations, which were based on 
adverse facts available, in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\7\ As 
noted above, there are no changes to our calculations. Thus, no 
additional disclosure is necessary for this final determination.
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    \7\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 13-17.
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Assessment Rates

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

Cash Deposit Requirements

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends 
to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amount indicated above on shipments of subject 
merchandise from the above-named companies entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the 
final results of this administrative review. For all non-reviewed 
firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated 
countervailing duties 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 Order

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under the APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which 
continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
the proceeding. 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 violation 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.

    Dated: February 10, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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