Forged Steel Fittings From India and the Republic of Korea: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 11965-11966 [2020-04122]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2020 / Notices items may be made of wood, metal, plastic, composite material, or a combination thereof that can be inserted into a cabinet and which are utilized in the function of organization/ accessibility on the interior of a cabinet; and include: • Inserts or dividers which are placed into drawer boxes with the purpose of organizing or dividing the internal portion of the drawer into multiple areas for the purpose of containing smaller items such as cutlery, utensils, bathroom essentials, etc. • Round or oblong inserts that rotate internally in a cabinet for the purpose of accessibility to foodstuffs, dishware, general supplies, etc. (2) Solid wooden accessories including corbels and rosettes, which serve the primary purpose of decoration and personalization. (3) Non-wooden cabinet hardware components including metal hinges, brackets, catches, locks, drawer slides, fasteners (nails, screws, tacks, staples), handles, and knobs. (4) Medicine cabinets that meet all of the following five criteria are excluded from the scope: (1) Wall mounted; (2) assembled at the time of entry into the United States; (3) contain one or more mirrors; (4) be packaged for retail sale at time of entry; and (5) have a maximum depth of seven inches. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are: (1) All products covered by the scope of the antidumping duty order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005). (2) All products covered by the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on Hardwood Plywood from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 4, 2018); Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR. 513 (January 4, 2018). Imports of subject merchandise are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical numbers 9403.40.9060 and 9403.60.8081. The subject component parts of wooden cabinets and vanities may be entered into the United States under HTSUS statistical number 9403.90.7080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Scope Comments V. Use of Adverse Facts Available VI. Subsidies Valuation Information VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Feb 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 VII. Analysis of Programs VIII. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Initiation of the Investigation Comment 2: Whether Commerce Should Apply AFA to the Provision of Electricity for Less than Adequate Remuneration (LTAR) Program Comment 3: Whether Commerce Should Apply AFA to Find the Export Buyer’s Credit (EBC) Program Countervailable Comment 4: Whether the Policy Loans to the Wooden Cabinet and Vanity Industry Program Is Countervailable Comment 5: Whether Land Prices in Thailand Provide a Suitable Benchmark for Land Prices in China Comment 6: Whether Commerce Should Apply AFA to the Provision of Inputs for LTAR Comment 7: Whether Commerce Should Apply AFA to Self-Reported Subsidies Comment 8: Whether Commerce Should Adjust Its Plywood Benchmark Comment 9: Whether Commerce Should Apply AFA to Meisen Comment 10: Whether Commerce Should Continue to Find that Meisen Was Uncreditworthy Comment 11: Whether Commerce Should Countervail Subsidies Received by Foremost’s Tolling Companies Comment 12: Whether Commerce Should Continue to Find that Foremost Was Uncreditworthy IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–04120 Filed 2–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–891, A–580–904] Forged Steel Fittings From India and the Republic of Korea: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable February 28, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Monks at (202) 482–2670, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 12, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of forged steel fittings from India and the Republic of Korea.1 Currently, the preliminary 1 See Forged Steel Fittings from India and the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair- PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11965 determinations are due no later than March 31, 2020. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On February 5, 2020, the petitioners 2 submitted timely requests that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV investigations.3 The petitioners request postponement because ‘‘based on the complexity of the process for selecting mandatory respondents in this investigation, Commerce will not have complete questionnaire responses and sufficient information to issue preliminary determinations if the deadlines are not extended.’’ 4 For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determinations no later than May 20, 2020. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the Value Investigations, 84 FR 64265 (November 21, 2019). 2 The petitioners are Bonney Forge Corporation and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW). 3 See Petitioner’s Letters, ‘‘Forged Steel Fittings from India: Request for Extension of Preliminary Determination,’’ and ‘‘Forged Steel Fittings from Korea: Request for Extension of Preliminary Determination,’’ both dated February 5, 2020. 4 Id. E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 11966 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2020 / Notices final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date. 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). 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 40 (Friday, February 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11965-11966]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-891, A-580-904]


Forged Steel Fittings From India and the Republic of Korea: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable February 28, 2020.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 12, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of 
forged steel fittings from India and the Republic of Korea.\1\ 
Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than March 
31, 2020.
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    \1\ See Forged Steel Fittings from India and the Republic of 
Korea: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 84 FR 
64265 (November 21, 2019).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determinations

    Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an 
LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce 
initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act 
permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no 
later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the 
investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a 
postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are 
cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and 
that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. 
Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for 
postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the 
preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. 
Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to 
deny the request.
    On February 5, 2020, the petitioners \2\ submitted timely requests 
that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV 
investigations.\3\ The petitioners request postponement because ``based 
on the complexity of the process for selecting mandatory respondents in 
this investigation, Commerce will not have complete questionnaire 
responses and sufficient information to issue preliminary 
determinations if the deadlines are not extended.'' \4\
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    \2\ The petitioners are Bonney Forge Corporation and the United 
Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber Manufacturing, Energy, Allied 
Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW).
    \3\ See Petitioner's Letters, ``Forged Steel Fittings from 
India: Request for Extension of Preliminary Determination,'' and 
``Forged Steel Fittings from Korea: Request for Extension of 
Preliminary Determination,'' both dated February 5, 2020.
    \4\ Id.
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    For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling 
reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary 
determinations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these 
investigations were initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its 
preliminary determinations no later than May 20, 2020. In accordance 
with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the 
deadline for the

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final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 
days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed 
at a later date.

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 25, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-04122 Filed 2-27-20; 8:45 am]
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