Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 26938-26939 [2020-09668]

Download as PDF 26938 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 88 / Wednesday, May 6, 2020 / Notices simultaneously. In such a case, Commerce will inform parties in the letter or memorandum setting forth the deadline (including a specified time) by which extension requests must be filed to be considered timely. This policy also requires that an extension request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission, and clarifies the circumstances under which Commerce will grant untimely-filed requests for the extension of time limits. Please review the Final Rule, available at https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/ html/2013-22853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in these segments. These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: April 30, 2020. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–09667 Filed 5–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–010, A–583–853] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Reviews’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable May 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdul Alnoor and Eva Kim, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4554 and (202) 482–8283, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background After publication of the notice of initiation of these sunset reviews of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 May 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 AD orders 1 on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China and Taiwan,2 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), SunPower Manufacturing Oregon, LLC and Hanwha Q CELLS USA, Inc. (Hanwha) (domestic interested parties) filed with Commerce timely and complete notices of intent to participate in the sunset reviews,3 and timely and adequate substantive responses.4 Commerce did not receive a substantive response from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Orders.5 Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by these Orders is crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China and Taiwan. Merchandise covered by the Orders is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 8507.20.8090, 8541.40.60.15, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, 8541.40.60.35 and 8501.31.8000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of the Orders is dispositive.6 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China, 80 FR 8592 (February 18, 2015) and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan, 80 FR 8596 (February 18, 2015) (Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 67 (January 2, 2020). 3 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China and Taiwan: Intent to Participate in Sunset Reviews,’’ dated January 13, 2020; see also ‘‘Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from People Republic of China and Taiwan: Hanwha Q CELLS USA, Inc.’s Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset Reviews,’’ dated January 17, 2020. 4 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letters, ‘‘Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China and Taiwan Sunset Reviews: Substantive Response of SPMOR,’’ dated February 3, 2020; and ‘‘Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China and Taiwan, Inv. Nos. 701–TA–511 and 731–TA–1246 and 1247 (1st Sunset Review); Hanwha Q CELLS USA, Inc.’s Substantive Response,’’ dated February 3, 2020. 5 For a complete description of the background for these sunset reviews, see Commerce Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 6 The full scope of the Orders is included in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation of the Orders and the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail if the Orders were to be revoked, is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.7 A list of the topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. 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 http:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Reviews Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1), 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weightedaverage dumping margins up to 165.04 percent for China and 27.55 percent for Taiwan. Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii). 7 See E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM Issues and Decision Memorandum. 06MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 88 / Wednesday, May 6, 2020 / Notices Dated: May 1, 2020. Joseph A. Laroski Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. History of the Orders V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Reviews VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–09668 Filed 5–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA139] Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: NMFS will hold a 1-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting via webinar in May 2020. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The AP meeting and webinar will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting on Tuesday, May 21, will be accessible via conference call and webinar. Conference call and webinar access information are available at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/event/may2020-hms-advisory-panel-meeting. Participants are strongly encouraged to log/dial in 15 minutes prior to the meeting. NMFS will show the presentations via webinar and allow public comment during identified times on the agenda. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 427–8503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 May 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104–297, provided for the establishment of an AP to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any FMP or FMP amendment for Atlantic HMS. NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of AP members when preparing and implementing FMPs or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish, and sharks. The AP has previously consulted with NMFS on all Atlantic HMS FMPs and FMP amendments since the inception of the AP in 1998. Generally AP meetings are held inperson, but because of current restrictions on travel and public gatherings this AP meeting will be conducted via webinar. The intent of this meeting is to consider alternatives for the conservation and management of all Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish, and shark fisheries. We anticipate discussing: • Draft Amendment 12, which would update the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP using revised National Standard guidelines; • A proposed rule and Environmental Assessment to modify shark and swordfish retention limits; • Updates on the bluefin tuna fishery and Amendment 13 (bluefin tuna). We also anticipate inviting other NMFS offices and the United States Coast Guard to provide updates, if available, on their activities relevant to HMS fisheries. Additional information on the meeting and a copy of the draft agenda will be posted prior to the meeting at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/event/ may-2020-hms-advisory-panel-meeting. Dated: April 30, 2020. 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The SAB is the only Federal Advisory Committee with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans, Atmosphere, and NOAA Administrator on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The SAB consists of approximately fifteen members reflecting the full breadth of NOAA’s areas of responsibility and assists NOAA in maintaining a complete and accurate understanding of scientific issues critical to the agency’s missions. DATES: Nominations should be sent to the web address specified below and must be received by June 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted electronically to noaa.sab.newmembers@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-010, A-583-853]


Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's 
Republic of China and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited First 
Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of 
the antidumping duty (AD) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic 
products from the People's Republic of China (China) and Taiwan would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the level 
indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Applicable May 6, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdul Alnoor and Eva Kim, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4554 and (202) 482-8283, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    After publication of the notice of initiation of these sunset 
reviews of the AD orders \1\ on crystalline silicon photovoltaic 
products from China and Taiwan,\2\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), SunPower Manufacturing 
Oregon, LLC and Hanwha Q CELLS USA, Inc. (Hanwha) (domestic interested 
parties) filed with Commerce timely and complete notices of intent to 
participate in the sunset reviews,\3\ and timely and adequate 
substantive responses.\4\ Commerce did not receive a substantive 
response from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to 
section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), 
Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the 
Orders.\5\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Crystalline Silicon 
Photovoltaic Products from the People's Republic of China, 80 FR 
8592 (February 18, 2015) and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain 
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan, 80 FR 8596 
(February 18, 2015) (Orders).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 67 
(January 2, 2020).
    \3\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Crystalline 
Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China and Taiwan: Intent to 
Participate in Sunset Reviews,'' dated January 13, 2020; see also 
``Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from People Republic of 
China and Taiwan: Hanwha Q CELLS USA, Inc.'s Notice of Intent to 
Participate in Sunset Reviews,'' dated January 17, 2020.
    \4\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letters, ``Crystalline 
Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China and Taiwan Sunset Reviews: 
Substantive Response of SPMOR,'' dated February 3, 2020; and 
``Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China and 
Taiwan, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-511 and 731-TA-1246 and 1247 (1st Sunset 
Review); Hanwha Q CELLS USA, Inc.'s Substantive Response,'' dated 
February 3, 2020.
    \5\ For a complete description of the background for these 
sunset reviews, see Commerce Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision 
Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping 
Duty Orders on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the 
People's Republic of China and Taiwan,'' dated concurrently with, 
and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by these Orders is crystalline silicon 
photovoltaic products from China and Taiwan. Merchandise covered by the 
Orders is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (``HTSUS'') under subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 
8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 8507.20.8090, 8541.40.60.15, 8541.40.6020, 
8541.40.6030, 8541.40.60.35 and 8501.31.8000. These HTSUS subheadings 
are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written 
description of the scope of the Orders is dispositive.\6\
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    \6\ The full scope of the Orders is included in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    A complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews, 
including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in 
the event of revocation of the Orders and the magnitude of the dumping 
margins likely to prevail if the Orders were to be revoked, is provided 
in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby 
adopted by this notice.\7\ A list of the topics discussed in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. 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 http://access.trade.gov. In 
addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The 
signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \7\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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Final Results of Sunset Reviews

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1), 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, 
Commerce determines that revocation of the Orders would be likely to 
lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude 
of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weighted-average 
dumping margins up to 165.04 percent for China and 27.55 percent for 
Taiwan.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or 
conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which 
is subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 
19 CFR 351.218 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii).


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    Dated: May 1, 2020.
Joseph A. Laroski Jr.,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Orders
IV. History of the Orders
V. Legal Framework
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping
    2. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely to Prevail
VII. Final Results of Sunset Reviews
VIII. Recommendation

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