Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 22134-22136 [2020-08546]

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Man Cho, Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2020–08431 Filed 4–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–107] Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order 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 a countervailing duty (CVD) order on wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof (wooden cabinets and vanities) from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable April 21, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benito Ballesteros, 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) 482–7425. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background In accordance with section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), on February 28, 2020, Commerce published its affirmative final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of wooden cabinets and vanities from China.1 On April 13, 2020, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from China.2 1 See Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 85 FR 11962 (February 28, 2020) (Final Determination). 2 See Letter to Jeffrey Kessler, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are wooden cabinets and vanities from China. For a complete description of the scope of this order, see the Appendix to this notice. Countervailing Duty Order On April 13, 2020, in accordance with section 705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of subsidized imports of wooden cabinets and vanities from China.3 Therefore, in accordance with sections 705(c)(2) and 706 of the Act, Commerce is issuing this countervailing duty order. Because the ITC determined that imports of wooden cabinets and vanities 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 countervailing duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 706(b)(1) of the Act, Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, countervailing duties for all relevant entries of wooden cabinets and vanities from China, which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after August 12, 2019, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination,4 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before the publication of the ITC’s final injury determination under section 705(b) of the Act, as further described below. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 706 of the Act, we will instruct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of wooden cabinets and vanities from China as described in the Appendix to this notice which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the from David S. Johanson, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, dated April 13, 2020 (ITC Letter). 3 Id. 4 See Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 84 FR 39798 (August 12, 2019) (Preliminary Determination) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 21, 2020 / Notices Federal Register. We will also instruct CBP to require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated customs duties on the subject merchandise, a cash deposit of countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates below for the subject merchandise. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. The all-others rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed below. Company The Ancientree Cabinet Co., Ltd.5 ................................... Dalian Meisen Woodworking Co., Ltd.6 ........................... Rizhao Foremost Woodwork Manufacturing Company Ltd.7 ................................... Henan AiDiJia Furniture Co., Ltd ..................................... Deway International Trade Co., Ltd ............................. All Others .............................. Subsidy rate (%) 13.33 18.27 31.18 293.45 293.45 20.93 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Provisional Measures Section 703(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. In the underlying investigation, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination on August 12, 2019. As such, the four-month period beginning on the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination ended on December 9, 2019. Furthermore, section 707(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 703(d) of the Act and our practice, we instructed CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to countervailing duties, unliquidated entries of wooden cabinets and vanities from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, after December 9, 2019, the date on which 5 In the Final Determination, Commerce found the following companies to be cross-owned with The Ancientree Cabinet Co., Ltd.: Jiangsu Hongjia Wood Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Hongjia Wood Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch, and Shanghai Hongjia Wood Co., Ltd. See Final Determination, 85 FR at 11963. 6 In the Final Determination, Commerce found the following company to be cross-owned with Dalian Meisen Woodworking Co., Ltd.: Dalian Hechang Technology Development Co., Ltd. Id. 7 In the Final Determination, Commerce found the following companies to be cross-owned with Rizhao Foremost Woodwork Manufacturing Company Ltd.: Foremost Worldwide Co., Ltd. and Rizhao Foremost Landbridge Wood Industries Co., Ltd. Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:19 Apr 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. Notifications to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect to wooden cabinets and vanities from China pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of countervailing duty orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ stats/iastats1.html. This order is issued and published in accordance with sections 705(c)(2) and 706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: April 16, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order consists of wooden cabinets and vanities that are for permanent installation (including floor mounted, wall mounted, ceiling hung or by attachment of plumbing), and wooden components thereof. Wooden cabinets and vanities and wooden components are made substantially of wood products, including solid wood and engineered wood products (including those made from wood particles, fibers, or other wooden materials such as plywood, strand board, block board, particle board, or fiberboard), or bamboo. Wooden cabinets and vanities consist of a cabinet box (which typically includes a top, bottom, sides, back, base blockers, ends/end panels, stretcher rails, toe kicks, and/or shelves) and may or may not include a frame, door, drawers and/or shelves. Subject merchandise includes wooden cabinets and vanities with or without wood veneers, wood, paper or other overlays, or laminates, with or without non-wood components or trim such as metal, marble, glass, plastic, or other resins, whether or not surface finished or unfinished, and whether or not completed. Wooden cabinets and vanities are covered by the order whether or not they are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, faucets, metal plumbing, sinks and/or sink bowls, or countertops. If wooden cabinets or vanities are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, such merchandise, only the wooden cabinet or vanity is covered by the scope. Subject merchandise includes the following wooden component parts of cabinets and vanities: (1) Wooden cabinet and vanity frames (2) wooden cabinet and vanity boxes (which typically include a top, bottom, sides, back, base blockers, ends/end panels, stretcher rails, toe kicks, and/or shelves), (3) wooden cabinet or vanity doors, (4) wooden cabinet or vanity drawers and drawer components (which typically include PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22135 sides, backs, bottoms, and faces), (5) back panels and end panels, (6) and desks, shelves, and tables that are attached to or incorporated in the subject merchandise. Subject merchandise includes all unassembled, assembled and/or ‘‘ready to assemble’’ (RTA) wooden cabinets and vanities, also commonly known as ‘‘flat packs,’’ except to the extent such merchandise is already covered by the scope of 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). RTA wooden cabinets and vanities are defined as cabinets or vanities packaged so that at the time of importation they may include: (1) Wooden components required to assemble a cabinet or vanity (including drawer faces and doors); and (2) parts (e.g., screws, washers, dowels, nails, handles, knobs, adhesive glues) required to assemble a cabinet or vanity. RTAs may enter the United States in one or in multiple packages. Subject merchandise also includes wooden cabinets and vanities and in-scope components that have been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to one or more of the following: Trimming, cutting, notching, punching, drilling, painting, staining, finishing, assembly, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product. Excluded from the scope of the order, if entered separate from a wooden cabinet or vanity are: (1) Aftermarket accessory items which may be added to or installed into an interior of a cabinet and which are not considered a structural or core component of a wooden cabinet or vanity. Aftermarket accessory 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 E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 22136 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 21, 2020 / Notices 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 the order 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 the order is dispositive. authority of the Secretary of Commerce and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 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[FR Doc. 2020–08432 Filed 4–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P [FR Doc. 2020–08546 Filed 4–20–20; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P International Trade Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [A–580–889] International Trade Administration Dioctyl Terephthalate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Cancellation of a Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Cancellation of a Partially Closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: This notice cancels the April 23, 2020 partially closed meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jonathan Chesebro, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration, Room 28018, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230. (Phone: 202– 482–1297; Fax: 202–482–5665; email: jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The CINTAC was established under the discretionary lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:19 Apr 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers or exporters subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 3, 2017 through July 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable April 21, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita or Laura Griffith, AD/ CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4243 or (202) 482–6430, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On October 18, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results for this administrative review.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.2 This review covers three respondents: Aekyung Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (AKP), Hanwha Chemical Corporation (Hanwha Chemical), and LG Chem Ltd. (LG Chem). We received case briefs from AKP and Hanwha Chemical on November 18, 2019.3 We received a rebuttal brief from the Eastman Chemical Company (the petitioner) on November 25, 2019.4 Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP), regardless of form. DOTP that has been blended with other products is included within this scope when such blends include constituent parts that have not been chemically reacted with each other to produce a different product. For such blends, only the DOTP component of the mixture is covered by the scope of this order.5 Subject merchandise is currently classified under subheading 2917.39.2000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 2917.39.7000 or 3812.20.1000 of the HTSUS. While the CAS registry number and HTSUS classification are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Analysis of the Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this review are addressed in the accompanying 1 See Dioctyl Terephthalate from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018, 84 FR 55904 (October 18, 2019) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Preliminary Results, 84 FR at 55905. 3 See AKP’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of Dioctyl Terephthalate from Korea: Case Brief of Aekyung Petrochemical Co., Ltd.,’’ dated November 18, 2019; see also Hanwha Chemical’s Letter, ‘‘Dioctyl Terephthalate (DOTP) from the Republic of Korea: Case Brief,’’ dated November 18, 2019. 4 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Rebuttal Case Brief; dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) from Korea,’’ dated November 25, 2019. 5 For a full description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Finals Results of the 2017– 2018 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Covering Dioctyl Terephthalate from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-107]


Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the 
People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order

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 a countervailing duty (CVD) order on wooden 
cabinets and vanities and components thereof (wooden cabinets and 
vanities) from the People's Republic of China (China).

DATES: Applicable April 21, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benito Ballesteros, 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) 482-7425.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In accordance with section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (Act), on February 28, 2020, Commerce published its affirmative 
final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided 
to producers and exporters of wooden cabinets and vanities from 
China.\1\ On April 13, 2020, the ITC notified Commerce of its final 
determination that an industry in the United States is materially 
injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by 
reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from China.\2\
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    \1\ See Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof from 
the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing 
Duty Determination, 85 FR 11962 (February 28, 2020) (Final 
Determination).
    \2\ See Letter to Jeffrey Kessler, Assistant Secretary of 
Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from David S. Johanson, 
Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, dated April 13, 
2020 (ITC Letter).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are wooden cabinets and vanities 
from China. For a complete description of the scope of this order, see 
the Appendix to this notice.

Countervailing Duty Order

    On April 13, 2020, in accordance with section 705(d) of the Act, 
the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in this 
investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of 
the Act by reason of subsidized imports of wooden cabinets and vanities 
from China.\3\ Therefore, in accordance with sections 705(c)(2) and 706 
of the Act, Commerce is issuing this countervailing duty order. Because 
the ITC determined that imports of wooden cabinets and vanities 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 countervailing duties.
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    \3\ Id.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 706(b)(1) of the Act, 
Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, countervailing duties for 
all relevant entries of wooden cabinets and vanities from China, which 
are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
August 12, 2019, the date of publication of the Preliminary 
Determination,\4\ but will not include entries occurring after the 
expiration of the provisional measures period and before the 
publication of the ITC's final injury determination under section 
705(b) of the Act, as further described below.
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    \4\ See Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof from 
the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of Final 
Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 84 FR 39798 
(August 12, 2019) (Preliminary Determination) and accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, we will instruct CBP to 
reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of wooden cabinets and 
vanities from China as described in the Appendix to this notice which 
are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
the date of publication of the ITC's notice of final determination in 
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Federal Register. We will also instruct CBP to require, at the same 
time as importers would normally deposit estimated customs duties on 
the subject merchandise, a cash deposit of countervailing duties for 
each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net 
countervailable subsidy rates below for the subject merchandise. These 
instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further 
notice. The all-others rate applies to all producers or exporters not 
specifically listed below.

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                         Company                                (%)
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The Ancientree Cabinet Co., Ltd.\5\.....................           13.33
Dalian Meisen Woodworking Co., Ltd.\6\..................           18.27
Rizhao Foremost Woodwork Manufacturing Company Ltd.\7\..           31.18
Henan AiDiJia Furniture Co., Ltd........................          293.45
Deway International Trade Co., Ltd......................          293.45
All Others..............................................           20.93
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Provisional Measures
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    \5\ In the Final Determination, Commerce found the following 
companies to be cross-owned with The Ancientree Cabinet Co., Ltd.: 
Jiangsu Hongjia Wood Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Hongjia Wood Co., Ltd. 
Shanghai Branch, and Shanghai Hongjia Wood Co., Ltd. See Final 
Determination, 85 FR at 11963.
    \6\ In the Final Determination, Commerce found the following 
company to be cross-owned with Dalian Meisen Woodworking Co., Ltd.: 
Dalian Hechang Technology Development Co., Ltd. Id.
    \7\ In the Final Determination, Commerce found the following 
companies to be cross-owned with Rizhao Foremost Woodwork 
Manufacturing Company Ltd.: Foremost Worldwide Co., Ltd. and Rizhao 
Foremost Landbridge Wood Industries Co., Ltd. Id.
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    Section 703(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months. In the underlying investigation, Commerce 
published the Preliminary Determination on August 12, 2019. As such, 
the four-month period beginning on the date of the publication of the 
Preliminary Determination ended on December 9, 2019. Furthermore, 
section 707(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 703(d) of the Act and our 
practice, we instructed CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation 
and to liquidate, without regard to countervailing duties, unliquidated 
entries of wooden cabinets and vanities from China entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, after December 9, 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.

Notifications to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect 
to wooden cabinets and vanities from China pursuant to section 706(a) 
of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of countervailing duty 
orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with sections 
705(c)(2) and 706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: April 16, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order consists of wooden cabinets 
and vanities that are for permanent installation (including floor 
mounted, wall mounted, ceiling hung or by attachment of plumbing), 
and wooden components thereof. Wooden cabinets and vanities and 
wooden components are made substantially of wood products, including 
solid wood and engineered wood products (including those made from 
wood particles, fibers, or other wooden materials such as plywood, 
strand board, block board, particle board, or fiberboard), or 
bamboo. Wooden cabinets and vanities consist of a cabinet box (which 
typically includes a top, bottom, sides, back, base blockers, ends/
end panels, stretcher rails, toe kicks, and/or shelves) and may or 
may not include a frame, door, drawers and/or shelves. Subject 
merchandise includes wooden cabinets and vanities with or without 
wood veneers, wood, paper or other overlays, or laminates, with or 
without non-wood components or trim such as metal, marble, glass, 
plastic, or other resins, whether or not surface finished or 
unfinished, and whether or not completed.
    Wooden cabinets and vanities are covered by the order whether or 
not they are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, faucets, 
metal plumbing, sinks and/or sink bowls, or countertops. If wooden 
cabinets or vanities are imported attached to, or in conjunction 
with, such merchandise, only the wooden cabinet or vanity is covered 
by the scope.
    Subject merchandise includes the following wooden component 
parts of cabinets and vanities: (1) Wooden cabinet and vanity frames 
(2) wooden cabinet and vanity boxes (which typically include a top, 
bottom, sides, back, base blockers, ends/end panels, stretcher 
rails, toe kicks, and/or shelves), (3) wooden cabinet or vanity 
doors, (4) wooden cabinet or vanity drawers and drawer components 
(which typically include sides, backs, bottoms, and faces), (5) back 
panels and end panels, (6) and desks, shelves, and tables that are 
attached to or incorporated in the subject merchandise.
    Subject merchandise includes all unassembled, assembled and/or 
``ready to assemble'' (RTA) wooden cabinets and vanities, also 
commonly known as ``flat packs,'' except to the extent such 
merchandise is already covered by the scope of 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). RTA wooden cabinets and vanities are defined as cabinets or 
vanities packaged so that at the time of importation they may 
include: (1) Wooden components required to assemble a cabinet or 
vanity (including drawer faces and doors); and (2) parts (e.g., 
screws, washers, dowels, nails, handles, knobs, adhesive glues) 
required to assemble a cabinet or vanity. RTAs may enter the United 
States in one or in multiple packages.
    Subject merchandise also includes wooden cabinets and vanities 
and in-scope components that have been further processed in a third 
country, including but not limited to one or more of the following: 
Trimming, cutting, notching, punching, drilling, painting, staining, 
finishing, assembly, or any other processing that would not 
otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation 
if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product.
    Excluded from the scope of the order, if entered separate from a 
wooden cabinet or vanity are:
    (1) Aftermarket accessory items which may be added to or 
installed into an interior of a cabinet and which are not considered 
a structural or core component of a wooden cabinet or vanity. 
Aftermarket accessory 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

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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 the order 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 the order is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2020-08546 Filed 4-20-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P