Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019, 39883-39884 [2020-14334]

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[FR Doc. 2020–14287 Filed 7–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–052] Hardwood Plywood Products From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on hardwood plywood products from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 2, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annathea Cook, 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) 482–0250. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On January 2, 2020, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on hardwood plywood products from China.1 On 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 39884 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 128 / Thursday, July 2, 2020 / Notices March 10, 2020, pursuant to a request from interested parties,2 Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to 40 companies, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b).3 On May 7, 2020, all interested parties that requested an administrative review timely withdrew their requests.4 No other party requested an administrative review of these companies. Rescission of 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 its request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. All interested parties timely withdrew their review requests within 90 days of the publication date of the Initiation Notice. No other party requested an administrative review of the order for this POR. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety. Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries of hardwood plywood products from China. Countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit rate of estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification To Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers whose entries will be liquidated as a result of this rescission notice, of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries to Request Administrative Review, 85 FR 64 (January 2, 2020). 2 Commerce received a request for review from 40 exporters/producers (collectively, Interested Parties). See Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated January 31, 2020. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 13860 (March 10, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 4 See Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Withdrawal of Review Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated May 7, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:18 Jul 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of the countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double countervailing duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: June 22, 2020. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–14334 Filed 7–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–520–804] Certain Steel Nails From the United Arab Emirates: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that sales of certain steel nails (steel nails) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 2, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, 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) 482–2312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On July 15, 2019, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel nails from the UAE in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 This review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise: Middle East Manufacturing Steel LLC (MEM). For details regarding the events that occurred subsequent to the initiation of the review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.2 Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce determined that it was not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within 245 days and extended the deadline for issuance of the preliminary results by 119 days, until May 29, 2020.3 On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled the deadlines in all ongoing administrative reviews by 50 days.4 Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are steel nails from the UAE. For a full description of the scope, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act. Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying these preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates; 2018– 2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated January 21, 2020. 4 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. Because the 50-day extension would result in the signature date being on July 18, 2020, a Saturday, the deadline moves to the next business day, Monday, July 20, 2020. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 128 (Thursday, July 2, 2020)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-052]


Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of China: 
Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the 
administrative review of the countervailing duty order on hardwood 
plywood products from the People's Republic of China (China) for the 
period of review (POR) January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

DATES: Applicable July 2, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annathea Cook, 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) 482-0250.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 2, 2020, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to 
request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on 
hardwood plywood products from China.\1\ On

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March 10, 2020, pursuant to a request from interested parties,\2\ 
Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to 40 
companies, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b).\3\ On May 7, 2020, all 
interested parties that requested an administrative review timely 
withdrew their requests.\4\ No other party requested an administrative 
review of these companies.
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 85 FR 64 (January 2, 2020).
    \2\ Commerce received a request for review from 40 exporters/
producers (collectively, Interested Parties). See Interested 
Parties' Letter, ``Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review,'' dated 
January 31, 2020.
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 13860 (March 10, 2020) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \4\ See Interested Parties' Letter, ``Hardwood Plywood Products 
from the People's Republic of China: Withdrawal of Review Request 
for Administrative Review,'' dated May 7, 2020.
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Rescission of 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 its request within 90 days of the publication date 
of the notice of initiation. All interested parties timely withdrew 
their review requests within 90 days of the publication date of the 
Initiation Notice. No other party requested an administrative review of 
the order for this POR. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety.

Assessment

    Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries of hardwood 
plywood products from China. Countervailing duties shall be assessed at 
rates equal to the cash deposit rate of estimated countervailing duties 
required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for 
consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce 
intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days 
after publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

Notification To Importers

    This notice serves as the only reminder to importers whose entries 
will be liquidated as a result of this rescission notice, of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of countervailing duties prior to 
liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the presumption that 
reimbursement of the countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double countervailing duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: June 22, 2020.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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