Notice of Extension of the Deadline for Determining the Adequacy of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions: Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, 32013 [2020-11451]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 103 / Thursday, May 28, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES The HTSUS subheadings and specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive. petitioner) on behalf of the domestic industry producing passenger tires.1 Determination of Industry Support for the Petitions Appendix II Sections 702(b)(1) and 732(b)(1) of the List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Decision Memorandum require that a petition be filed by or on I. Summary behalf of the domestic industry. To II. Background determine that the petition has been III. Period of Investigation filed by or on behalf of the industry, IV. Scope Comments sections 702(c)(4)(A) and 732(c)(4)(A) of V. Scope of the Investigation the Act require that the domestic VI. Postponement of Final Determination producers or workers who support the VII. Application of Facts Available and Use petition account for: (i) At least 25 of Adverse Inferences percent of the total production of the VIII. Discussion of the Methodology domestic like product; and (ii) more IX. Date of Sale X. Product Comparisons than 50 percent of the production of the XI. Export Price domestic like product produced by that XII. Normal Value portion of the industry expressing XIII. Currency Conversion support for, or opposition to, the XIV. Verification petition. Moreover, sections 702(c)(4)(D) XV. Conclusion and 732(c)(4)(D) of the Act provide that, [FR Doc. 2020–11447 Filed 5–27–20; 8:45 am] if the petition does not establish support BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P of domestic producers or workers accounting for more than 50 percent of the total production of the domestic like DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE product, Commerce shall: (i) Poll the industry or rely on other information in International Trade Administration order to determine if there is support for the petition, as required by [A–580–908, A–583–869, A–549–842, A–552– subparagraph (A); or (ii) if there is a 828, C–552–829] large number of producers, determine industry support using a statistically Notice of Extension of the Deadline for valid sampling method to poll the Determining the Adequacy of the industry. Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions: Passenger Vehicle and Light Extension of Time Truck Tires From Korea, Taiwan, Sections 702(c)(1)(A) and 732(c)(1)(A) Thailand, and Vietnam of the Act provide that within 20 days of the filing of an antidumping or AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, countervailing duty petition, Commerce International Trade Administration, will determine, inter alia, whether the Department of Commerce. petition has been filed by or on behalf DATES: Applicable May 20, 2020. of the U.S. industry producing the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex domestic like product. Sections 702(c)(1)(B) and 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act Villanueva; AD/CVD Operations, provide that the deadline for the Enforcement and Compliance, initiation determination, in exceptional International Trade Administration, circumstances, may be extended by 20 U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 days in any case in which Commerce Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, must ‘‘poll or otherwise determine DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3208. support for the petition by the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: industry.’’ Because it is not clear from Extension of Initiation of Investigations the Petitions whether the industry support criteria have been met, The Petitions Commerce has determined it should On May 13, 2020, the Department of extend the time period for determining Commerce (Commerce) received whether to initiate investigations in antidumping duty petitions on imports order to further examine the issue of of passenger vehicle and light truck tires industry support. (passenger tires) from Korea, Taiwan, Commerce will need additional time Thailand, and Vietnam and a to gather and analyze additional countervailing duty petition on imports information regarding industry support. of passenger tires from Vietnam, filed by 1 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Petitions for the the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Duties: Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires Industrial and Service Workers from Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam,’’ dated International Union, AFL–CIO, CLC (the May 13, 2020 (the Petitions). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 May 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32013 Therefore, it is necessary to extend the deadline for determining the adequacy of the Petitions for a period not to exceed 40 days from the filing of the Petitions. As a result, Commerce’s initiation determination will now be due no later than June 22, 2020. International Trade Commission Notification Commerce will contact the International Trade Commission (ITC) and will make this extension notice available to the ITC. Dated: May 21, 2020. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–11451 Filed 5–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–565–801] Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From the Philippines: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from the Philippines for the period of review (POR) February 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020. DATES: Applicable May 29, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 3, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order 1 on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from the Philippines for the POR.2 On February 1 See Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines, 66 FR 11257 (February 23, 2001) (the Order). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM Continued 28MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-908, A-583-869, A-549-842, A-552-828, C-552-829]


Notice of Extension of the Deadline for Determining the Adequacy 
of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions: Passenger Vehicle 
and Light Truck Tires From Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam

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


DATES: Applicable May 20, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Villanueva; AD/CVD Operations, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-3208.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Extension of Initiation of Investigations

The Petitions

    On May 13, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) received 
antidumping duty petitions on imports of passenger vehicle and light 
truck tires (passenger tires) from Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam 
and a countervailing duty petition on imports of passenger tires from 
Vietnam, filed by the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, 
Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers 
International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC (the petitioner) on behalf of the 
domestic industry producing passenger tires.\1\
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    \1\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Petitions for the Imposition of 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Passenger Vehicle and Light 
Truck Tires from Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam,'' dated May 
13, 2020 (the Petitions).
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Determination of Industry Support for the Petitions

    Sections 702(b)(1) and 732(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), require that a petition be filed by or on behalf of 
the domestic industry. To determine that the petition has been filed by 
or on behalf of the industry, sections 702(c)(4)(A) and 732(c)(4)(A) of 
the Act require that the domestic producers or workers who support the 
petition account for: (i) At least 25 percent of the total production 
of the domestic like product; and (ii) more than 50 percent of the 
production of the domestic like product produced by that portion of the 
industry expressing support for, or opposition to, the petition. 
Moreover, sections 702(c)(4)(D) and 732(c)(4)(D) of the Act provide 
that, if the petition does not establish support of domestic producers 
or workers accounting for more than 50 percent of the total production 
of the domestic like product, Commerce shall: (i) Poll the industry or 
rely on other information in order to determine if there is support for 
the petition, as required by subparagraph (A); or (ii) if there is a 
large number of producers, determine industry support using a 
statistically valid sampling method to poll the industry.

Extension of Time

    Sections 702(c)(1)(A) and 732(c)(1)(A) of the Act provide that 
within 20 days of the filing of an antidumping or countervailing duty 
petition, Commerce will determine, inter alia, whether the petition has 
been filed by or on behalf of the U.S. industry producing the domestic 
like product. Sections 702(c)(1)(B) and 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act provide 
that the deadline for the initiation determination, in exceptional 
circumstances, may be extended by 20 days in any case in which Commerce 
must ``poll or otherwise determine support for the petition by the 
industry.'' Because it is not clear from the Petitions whether the 
industry support criteria have been met, Commerce has determined it 
should extend the time period for determining whether to initiate 
investigations in order to further examine the issue of industry 
support.
    Commerce will need additional time to gather and analyze additional 
information regarding industry support. Therefore, it is necessary to 
extend the deadline for determining the adequacy of the Petitions for a 
period not to exceed 40 days from the filing of the Petitions. As a 
result, Commerce's initiation determination will now be due no later 
than June 22, 2020.

International Trade Commission Notification

    Commerce will contact the International Trade Commission (ITC) and 
will make this extension notice available to the ITC.

    Dated: May 21, 2020.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2020-11451 Filed 5-27-20; 8:45 am]
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