Difluorormethane (R-32) From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 34707 [2020-12324]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 110 / Monday, June 8, 2020 / Notices IMPORTING COMPANY} on behalf of {NAME OF U.S. CUSTOMER}, located at {ADDRESS OF U.S. CUSTOMER}. (E) The hooked rebar from Mexico produced and/or exported by Deacero covered by this certification was shipped to {NAME OF PARTY TO WHOM MERCHANDISE WAS FIRST SHIPPED IN THE UNITED STATES}, located at {ADDRESS OF SHIPMENT}. (F) I have personal knowledge of the facts regarding the production of hooked rebar from Mexico produced and/or exported by Deacero identified below. ‘‘Personal knowledge’’ includes facts obtained from another party (e.g., correspondence received by the importer from the producer regarding the country of manufacture of the imported products). (G) The hooked rebar from Mexico was produced and/or exported by Deacero. (H) The imports of hooked rebar have been sold in connection with a specific, identified construction project and produced according to an engineer’s structural design, consistent with industry standards. (I) This certification applies to the following entries (repeat this block as many times as necessary): Producer: Exporter: Entry Summary #: Entry Summary Line Item #: Invoice #: Invoice Line Item #: (J) I understand that {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY} is required to maintain a copy of this certification and sufficient documentation supporting this certification (i.e., documents maintained in the normal course of business, or documents obtained by the certifying party, for example, mill certificates, production records, invoices, etc.) for the later of (1) a period of five years from the date of entry or (2) a period of three years after the conclusion of any litigation in the United States courts regarding such entries. (K) I understand that {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY} is required to provide this certification and supporting records, upon request, to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and/or the Department of Commerce (Commerce). (L) I understand that the claims made herein, and the substantiating documentation, are subject to verification by CBP and/or Commerce. (M) I understand that failure to maintain the required certifications, and/or failure to substantiate the claims made herein, and/or failure to allow CBP and/or Commerce to verify the claims made herein, may result in a determination that all entries to which this certification applies are within the scope of the antidumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar from Mexico. I understand that such finding could result in: (i) suspension of liquidation of all unliquidated entries (and entries for which liquidation has not become final) for which these requirements were not met; (ii) the requirement that the importer post applicable antidumping duty cash deposits (as appropriate) equal to the rates determined by Commerce; and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 (iii) the revocation of {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY}’s privilege to certify future imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar from Mexico. (N) I understand that agents of the importer, such as brokers, are not permitted to make this certification. (O) This certification was completed at or prior to the time of entry summary. (P) I am aware that U.S. law (including, but not limited to, 18 U.S.C. 1001) imposes criminal sanctions on individuals who knowingly and willfully make material false statements to the U.S. government. Signature NAME OF COMPANY OFFICIAL TITLE DATE [FR Doc. 2020–12261 Filed 6–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–121] Difluorormethane (R–32) From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable June 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Tucker or William Miller, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2044 or (202) 482–3906, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 12, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of difluoromethane (R–32) from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than July 1, 2020. Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1)(A)(b)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On May 22, 2020, the petitioner 2 submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determination in this LTFV investigation.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement of the preliminary determination to allow Commerce to analyze supplemental questionnaire responses and request further clarification to thoroughly investigate the issues presented in this case.4 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, and Commerce finds no compelling reasons to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to August 20, 2020, 190 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination of this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: June 1, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–12324 Filed 6–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 2 The petitioner is Arkema, Inc. Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Difluoromethane (R–32) from the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ dated May 22, 2020. 4 Id. at 2. 3 See 1 See Difluoromethane (R–32) from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-FairValue Investigation, 85 FR 10406 (February 24, 2020). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34707 E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 110 (Monday, June 8, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Page 34707]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12324]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-121]


Difluorormethane (R-32) From the People's Republic of China: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation

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

DATES: Applicable June 8, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Tucker or William Miller, AD/
CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2044 or (202) 
482-3906, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 12, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated a less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of 
difluoromethane (R-32) from the People's Republic of China.\1\ 
Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than July 1, 
2020.
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    \1\ See Difluoromethane (R-32) from the People's Republic of 
China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 85 FR 10406 
(February 24, 2020).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a 
LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce 
initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1)(A)(b)(1) of the 
Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no 
later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the 
investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a 
postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are 
cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and 
that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. 
Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for 
postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the 
preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. 
Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to 
deny the request.
    On May 22, 2020, the petitioner \2\ submitted a timely request that 
Commerce postpone the preliminary determination in this LTFV 
investigation.\3\ The petitioner stated that it requests postponement 
of the preliminary determination to allow Commerce to analyze 
supplemental questionnaire responses and request further clarification 
to thoroughly investigate the issues presented in this case.\4\
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    \2\ The petitioner is Arkema, Inc.
    \3\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Difluoromethane (R-32) from the 
People's Republic of China: Petitioner's Request to Postpone 
Preliminary Determination,'' dated May 22, 2020.
    \4\ Id. at 2.
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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the 
reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, 
and Commerce finds no compelling reasons to deny the request. 
Therefore, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce 
is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to August 
20, 2020, 190 days after the date on which this investigation was 
initiated. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination of this 
investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the 
preliminary determination.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: June 1, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-12324 Filed 6-5-20; 8:45 am]
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