Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review in Part; 2018-2019, 29403-29405 [2020-10453]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 95 / Friday, May 15, 2020 / Notices described include products regardless of shape, and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’ (e.g., products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced above: (1) Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set forth above; and (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product (e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular cross-section, the width of certain products with nonrectangular shape, etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted element levels listed above, are within the scope of the Orders unless specifically excluded. Subject merchandise includes stainless sheet and strip that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to cold-rolling, annealing, tempering, polishing, aluminizing, coating, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the Orders if performed in the country of manufacture of the stainless sheet and strip. Excluded from the scope of the Orders are the following: (1) Sheet and strip that is not annealed or otherwise heat treated and not pickled or otherwise descaled; (2) plate (i.e., flat-rolled stainless steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more); and (3) flat wire (i.e., cold-rolled sections, with a mill edge, rectangular in shape, of a width of not more than 9.5 mm). The products under the Orders are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7219.13.0031, 7219.13.0051, 7219.13.0071, 7219.13.0081, 7219.14.0030, 7219.14.0065, 7219.14.0090, 7219.23.0030, 7219.23.0060, 7219.24.0030, 7219.24.0060, 7219.32.0005, 7219.32.0020, 7219.32.0025, 7219.32.0035, 7219.32.0036, 7219.32.0038, 7219.32.0042, 7219.32.0044, 7219.32.0045, 7219.32.0060, 7219.33.0005, 7219.33.0020, 7219.33.0025, 7219.33.0035, 7219.33.0036, 7219.33.0038, 7219.33.0042, 7219.33.0044, 7219.33.0045, 7219.33.0070, 7219.33.0080, 7219.34.0005, 7219.34.0020, 7219.34.0025, 7219.34.0030, 7219.34.0035, 7219.34.0050, 7219.35.0005, 7219.35.0015, 7219.35.0030, 7219.35.0035, 7219.35.0050, 7219.90.0010, 7219.90.0020, 7219.90.0025, 7219.90.0060, 7219.90.0080, 7220.12.1000, 7220.12.5000, 7220.20.1010, 7220.20.1015, 7220.20.1060, 7220.20.1080, 7220.20.6005, 7220.20.6010, 7220.20.6015, 7220.20.6060, 7220.20.6080, 7220.20.7005, 7220.20.7010, 7220.20.7015, 7220.20.7060, 7220.20.7080, 7220.90.0010, 7220.90.0015, 7220.90.0060, and 7220.90.0080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 May 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2020–10490 Filed 5–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–918] Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review in Part; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminary determines that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. are not eligible for a separate rate, and therefore are part of the China-wide entity. Commerce is also rescinding this administrative review, in part, with respect to eight companies. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable May 15, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasun Moy, 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) 482–8194. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On October 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on steel wire garment hangers from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.1 Pursuant to a request from M&B Metal Products Co., Inc. (the petitioner),2 Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to 11 companies, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).3 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 52068 (October 1, 2019). 2 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Steel Wire Garment Hangers from China: Petitioner’s Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated October 25, 2019 (Petitioner’s Review Request). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 67712 (December 11, 2019) (Initiation Notice); see PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29403 Subsequent to the initiation of the administrative review, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for eight of the companies for which a review had been requested.4 No other party requested an administrative review of these companies. Therefore, this administrative review continues for the two companies remaining under review, Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. However, because we have previously found that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. are a single entity (collectively, Shanghai Wells), Shanghai Wells remains the sole respondent in this review.5 On January 2, 2020, Commerce issued the standard non-market economy (NME) questionnaire to Shanghai Wells.6 We confirmed that the questionnaire was delivered to Shanghai Wells and that a company representative received the questionnaire on January 6, 2020.7 Shanghai Wells did not respond to this questionnaire and has filed no submissions on the record of this also Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 3014 (January 17, 2020) (which corrected the POR for this review). In the Initiation Notice, we inadvertently included a company named ‘‘Hong Kong Ltd.’’ Based on the Petitioner’s Review Request, the correct name of the company is Hong Kong Ltd. (USA). However, this company is an importer, rather than an exporter of subject merchandise, and it is not under review. Therefore, we are correcting the Initiation Notice to clarify that this company is not under review. As such, only 10 companies are under review. 4 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of Steel Wire Garment Hangers from ChinaPetitioner’s Withdrawal of Review Requests for Specific Companies,’’ dated January 8, 2020 (Petitioner’s Withdrawal Letter). 5 Commerce found that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd., Hong Kong Wells Ltd., and Hong Kong Ltd. (USA) are affiliated and that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co. Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. are a single entity. Because there were no changes to the facts that supported that decision since that determination was made, we continue to find that these companies are affiliated and that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co. Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells comprise a single entity for this administrative review. See Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Rescission, in Part, of the First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 68758, 68759 (November 9, 2010), unchanged in First Administrative Review of Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 27994, 27995 (May 13, 2011); see also Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2016–2017, 83 FR 53449 (October 23, 2018). 6 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China: NonMarket Economy Questionnaire,’’ dated January 2, 2020. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Initial Antidumping Duty Questionnaire Delivery Confirmation,’’ dated January 6, 2020. E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 29404 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 95 / Friday, May 15, 2020 / Notices administrative review, including information concerning its eligibility for a separate rate. On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for these results until August 21, 2020.8 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation. The request for an administrative review of the following companies was withdrawn within 90 days of the date of publication of the Initiation Notice: Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co., Ltd., Shaoxing Dingli Metal Clotheshorse, Shaoxing Lishi Metal Products Co., Ltd., Shaoxing Maosheng Metal Products Co., Ltd., Shaoxing Shunji Metal Clotheshorse Co., Ltd., Shaoxing Yongnuo Metal Products Co., Ltd., and Zhejiang Lucky Cloud Hanger Co., Ltd.9 Because we received no other requests for review of these companies, Commerce is rescinding this administrative review of the AD order on steel wire garment hangers, in part, with respect to these eight companies. The instant review will continue with respect to Shanghai Wells. Scope of the Order The merchandise that is subject to the order is steel wire garment hangers, fabricated from carbon steel wire, whether or not galvanized or painted, whether or not coated with latex or epoxy or similar gripping materials, and/or whether or not fashioned with paper covers or capes (with or without printing) and/or nonslip features such as saddles or tubes. These products may also be referred to by a commercial designation, such as shirt, suit, strut, caped, or latex (industrial) hangers. Specifically excluded from the scope of the order are wooden, plastic, and other garment hangers that are not made of steel wire. Also excluded from the scope of the order are chrome-plated steel wire garment hangers with a diameter of 3.4 mm or greater. The products subject to the order are currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule U.S. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID–19,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 9 See Petitioner’s Withdrawal Letter. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 May 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 (HTSUS) subheadings 7326.20.0020, 7323.99.9060, and 7323.99.9080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. China-Wide Entity Commerce’s policy regarding conditional review of the China-wide entity applies to this administrative review.10 Under this policy, the Chinawide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a review of the China-wide entity.11 Because no party requested a review of the China-wide entity in this review, the China-wide entity is not under review and the weighted-average dumping margin for the China-wide entity is not subject to change (i.e., 187.25 percent).12 Preliminary Results of Review Because Shanghai Wells is not eligible for a separate rate, Commerce preliminarily finds that Shanghai Wells is part of the China-wide entity. As discussed above, the weighted-average dumping margin for the China-wide rate continues to be 187.25 percent. Disclosure Normally, Commerce discloses to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with the preliminary results of an administrative review within five business days after public announcement of the preliminary results of review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Because Commerce preliminary denied the separate rate eligibility for the sole mandatory respondent in this review and treated it as part of the China-wide entity, there are no calculations to disclose. Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results, and may submit case briefs and/or written comments, filed electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS) within 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review. ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// 10 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). 11 Id. 12 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China, 73 FR 58111 (October 6, 2008). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 access.trade.gov. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within seven days after the time limit for filing case briefs.13 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to submit with each argument a statement of the issue, a brief summary of the argument, and a table of authorities.14 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until May 19, 2020, unless extended.15 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to Commerce within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice.16 Hearing requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.17 Final Results of Review Unless otherwise extended, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of the publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Assessment of Antidumping Duties Upon issuance of the final results of this review, Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise covered by this review.18 If the preliminary results are unchanged for the final results, we will instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 187.25 percent to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were exported by Shanghai Wells. Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final 13 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)–(2). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2). 15 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020). 16 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 17 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 18 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 14 See E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 95 / Friday, May 15, 2020 / Notices Dated: May 1, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. results of this review in the Federal Register.19 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for shipments of the subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise not listed above that continue to be eligible for a separate rate based on a completed prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be that existing cash deposit rate published for the most recently completed period; (2) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, including Shanghai Wells, the cash deposit rate will be 187.25 percent, the weighted-average dumping margin for the China-wide entity from the lessthan-fair-value investigation; and (3) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter that supplied that nonChinese exporter. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of any antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results and partial rescission of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(l) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). 19 For a full discussion of this practice, see NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). 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This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Title: Nautical Discrepancy Reporting System. OMB Control Number: 0648–0007. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision and extension of an existing collection). Number of Respondents: 905. Average Hours per Response: ASSIST entry: 10 min; Citizen Science Chart Update: 30 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 680. Needs and Uses: NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey is the nation’s nautical chart maker, maintaining and updating over a thousand charts covering the 3.5 million square nautical miles of coastal waters in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and the Great Lakes. The marine transportation system relies on charting accuracy and precision to keep navigation safe and coastal communities protected from environmental disasters at sea. Coast Survey also writes and publishes the United States Coast Pilot®, a series of nine nautical books that supplement nautical charts with PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29405 essential marine information that cannot be shown graphically on the charts and are not readily available elsewhere. Subjects include, but are not limited to, channel descriptions, anchorages, bridge and cable clearances, tides and tidal currents, prominent features, pilotage, towage, weather, ice conditions, wharf descriptions, dangers, routes, traffic separation schemes, small craft facilities and Federal Regulations applicable to navigation. The marine environment and shorelines are constantly changing. NOAA makes every effort to update information portrayed in charts and described in the Coast Pilot. Sources of information include, but are not limited to: Pilot associations, shipping companies, towboat operators, state marine authorities, city marine authorities, local port authorities, marine operators, hydrographic research vessels, naval vessels, Coast Guard cutters, merchant vessels, fishing vessels, pleasure boats, U.S. Power Squadron Units, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Units, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of NOAA’s Nautical Discrepancy Reporting System is to offer a formal, standardized instrument for recommending changes, corrections, and updates to nautical charts and the Coast Pilot, and to monitor and document the accepted changes. Coast Survey solicits information through the stakeholder engagement and feedback tool ASSIST (https:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/customerservice/assist/). Coast Survey is proposing to add a Citizen Science component to the collection, which would allow boating groups or individuals to submit reports to update the charts. Adding the Citizen Science component to the collection method will benefit Coast Survey by allowing the public to ‘‘adopt’’ a product or part of a product and provide annual data updates that directly affect that product or products. Data obtained through these systems is used to update U.S. nautical charts and the United States Coast Pilot. Affected Public: Business or other for profit; individuals or households; not for- profit institutions; federal government; state, local or tribal government. Frequency: Annual and periodic. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: None. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-918]


Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Rescission of Review in Part; 2018-2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminary determines 
that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. are not 
eligible for a separate rate, and therefore are part of the China-wide 
entity. Commerce is also rescinding this administrative review, in 
part, with respect to eight companies. Interested parties are invited 
to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable May 15, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasun Moy, 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) 482-8194.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On October 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty (AD) order on steel wire garment hangers from the 
People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) 
October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.\1\ Pursuant to a request 
from M&B Metal Products Co., Inc. (the petitioner),\2\ Commerce 
initiated an administrative review with respect to 11 companies, in 
accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act).\3\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 84 FR 52068 (October 1, 2019).
    \2\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Steel Wire Garment Hangers from 
China: Petitioner's Request for Administrative Review,'' dated 
October 25, 2019 (Petitioner's Review Request).
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 67712 (December 11, 2019) (Initiation 
Notice); see also Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 3014 (January 17, 2020) (which 
corrected the POR for this review). In the Initiation Notice, we 
inadvertently included a company named ``Hong Kong Ltd.'' Based on 
the Petitioner's Review Request, the correct name of the company is 
Hong Kong Ltd. (USA). However, this company is an importer, rather 
than an exporter of subject merchandise, and it is not under review. 
Therefore, we are correcting the Initiation Notice to clarify that 
this company is not under review. As such, only 10 companies are 
under review.
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    Subsequent to the initiation of the administrative review, the 
petitioner timely withdrew its request for eight of the companies for 
which a review had been requested.\4\ No other party requested an 
administrative review of these companies. Therefore, this 
administrative review continues for the two companies remaining under 
review, Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. 
However, because we have previously found that Shanghai Wells Hanger 
Co., Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. are a single entity (collectively, 
Shanghai Wells), Shanghai Wells remains the sole respondent in this 
review.\5\
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    \4\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Administrative Review of Steel 
Wire Garment Hangers from China-Petitioner's Withdrawal of Review 
Requests for Specific Companies,'' dated January 8, 2020 
(Petitioner's Withdrawal Letter).
    \5\ Commerce found that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd., Hong 
Kong Wells Ltd., and Hong Kong Ltd. (USA) are affiliated and that 
Shanghai Wells Hanger Co. Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. are a single 
entity. Because there were no changes to the facts that supported 
that decision since that determination was made, we continue to find 
that these companies are affiliated and that Shanghai Wells Hanger 
Co. Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells comprise a single entity for this 
administrative review. See Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary 
Rescission, in Part, of the First Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, 75 FR 68758, 68759 (November 9, 2010), unchanged in First 
Administrative Review of Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final Partial 
Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 27994, 
27995 (May 13, 2011); see also Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 2016-2017, 83 FR 53449 (October 23, 2018).
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    On January 2, 2020, Commerce issued the standard non-market economy 
(NME) questionnaire to Shanghai Wells.\6\ We confirmed that the 
questionnaire was delivered to Shanghai Wells and that a company 
representative received the questionnaire on January 6, 2020.\7\ 
Shanghai Wells did not respond to this questionnaire and has filed no 
submissions on the record of this

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for a separate rate.
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    \6\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review of Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People's Republic of 
China: Non-Market Economy Questionnaire,'' dated January 2, 2020.
    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Initial Antidumping Duty Questionnaire 
Delivery Confirmation,'' dated January 6, 2020.
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    On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative 
reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for these results 
until August 21, 2020.\8\
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    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to 
Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19,'' dated April 24, 2020.
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Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested 
the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation. The request for an 
administrative review of the following companies was withdrawn within 
90 days of the date of publication of the Initiation Notice: Hangzhou 
Qingqing Mechanical Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co., Ltd., 
Shaoxing Dingli Metal Clotheshorse, Shaoxing Lishi Metal Products Co., 
Ltd., Shaoxing Maosheng Metal Products Co., Ltd., Shaoxing Shunji Metal 
Clotheshorse Co., Ltd., Shaoxing Yongnuo Metal Products Co., Ltd., and 
Zhejiang Lucky Cloud Hanger Co., Ltd.\9\ Because we received no other 
requests for review of these companies, Commerce is rescinding this 
administrative review of the AD order on steel wire garment hangers, in 
part, with respect to these eight companies. The instant review will 
continue with respect to Shanghai Wells.
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    \9\ See Petitioner's Withdrawal Letter.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise that is subject to the order is steel wire garment 
hangers, fabricated from carbon steel wire, whether or not galvanized 
or painted, whether or not coated with latex or epoxy or similar 
gripping materials, and/or whether or not fashioned with paper covers 
or capes (with or without printing) and/or nonslip features such as 
saddles or tubes. These products may also be referred to by a 
commercial designation, such as shirt, suit, strut, caped, or latex 
(industrial) hangers. Specifically excluded from the scope of the order 
are wooden, plastic, and other garment hangers that are not made of 
steel wire. Also excluded from the scope of the order are chrome-plated 
steel wire garment hangers with a diameter of 3.4 mm or greater. The 
products subject to the order are currently classified under Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule U.S. (HTSUS) subheadings 7326.20.0020, 7323.99.9060, 
and 7323.99.9080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise is dispositive.

China-Wide Entity

    Commerce's policy regarding conditional review of the China-wide 
entity applies to this administrative review.\10\ Under this policy, 
the China-wide entity will not be under review unless a party 
specifically requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a review of the 
China-wide entity.\11\ Because no party requested a review of the 
China-wide entity in this review, the China-wide entity is not under 
review and the weighted-average dumping margin for the China-wide 
entity is not subject to change (i.e., 187.25 percent).\12\
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    \10\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013).
    \11\ Id.
    \12\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Steel Wire Garment 
Hangers from the People's Republic of China, 73 FR 58111 (October 6, 
2008).
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Preliminary Results of Review

    Because Shanghai Wells is not eligible for a separate rate, 
Commerce preliminarily finds that Shanghai Wells is part of the China-
wide entity. As discussed above, the weighted-average dumping margin 
for the China-wide rate continues to be 187.25 percent.

Disclosure

    Normally, Commerce discloses to interested parties the calculations 
performed in connection with the preliminary results of an 
administrative review within five business days after public 
announcement of the preliminary results of review in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.224(b). Because Commerce preliminary denied the separate rate 
eligibility for the sole mandatory respondent in this review and 
treated it as part of the China-wide entity, there are no calculations 
to disclose.

Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties are invited to 
comment on these preliminary results, and may submit case briefs and/or 
written comments, filed electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS) within 30 days after the date of publication of these 
preliminary results of review. ACCESS is available to registered users 
at http://access.trade.gov. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised 
in the case briefs, must be filed within seven days after the time 
limit for filing case briefs.\13\ Parties who submit case or rebuttal 
briefs in this proceeding are requested to submit with each argument a 
statement of the issue, a brief summary of the argument, and a table of 
authorities.\14\ Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of 
its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary 
information, until May 19, 2020, unless extended.\15\
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)-(2).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2).
    \15\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate 
if one is requested, must submit a written request to Commerce within 
30 days of the date of publication of this notice.\16\ Hearing requests 
should contain: (1) The party's name, address, telephone number; (2) 
the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. 
Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the 
respective case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is 
made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to 
be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230.\17\
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    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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Final Results of Review

    Unless otherwise extended, Commerce intends to issue the final 
results of this administrative review, which will include the results 
of its analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 
days of the publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).

Assessment of Antidumping Duties

    Upon issuance of the final results of this review, Commerce will 
determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise 
covered by this review.\18\ If the preliminary results are unchanged 
for the final results, we will instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem 
assessment rate of 187.25 percent to all entries of subject merchandise 
during the POR which were exported by Shanghai Wells.
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    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
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    Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days 
after the date of publication of the final

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results of this review in the Federal Register.\19\
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    \19\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Non-Market 
Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this administrative review for 
shipments of the subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of 
this notice, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For 
previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters 
of subject merchandise not listed above that continue to be eligible 
for a separate rate based on a completed prior segment of this 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be that existing 
cash deposit rate published for the most recently completed period; (2) 
for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been 
found to be entitled to a separate rate, including Shanghai Wells, the 
cash deposit rate will be 187.25 percent, the weighted-average dumping 
margin for the China-wide entity from the less-than-fair-value 
investigation; and (3) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject 
merchandise which have not received their own separate rate, the cash 
deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter that 
supplied that non-Chinese exporter.
    These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of any antidumping duties prior to 
liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure 
to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that 
reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These preliminary results and partial rescission of administrative 
review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) 
and 777(i)(l) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).

    Dated: May 1, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-10453 Filed 5-14-20; 8:45 am]
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