Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 63251 [2020-22177]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 7, 2020 / Notices deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 29.58 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.9 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers of their responsibility, under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2), to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order In accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), this notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the APO, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 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 violation subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.10 Dated: September 30, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary 9 See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for Australia, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 67962 (October 3, 2016). 10 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Oct 06, 2020 Jkt 253001 II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Changes to the Preliminary Results V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Reimbursement of Antidumping Duties Comment 2: Partial AFA for Home Market Sales with Incomplete Control Numbers Comment 3: U.S. Sales of Products That Were Re-Exported Comment 4: Programming Error VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–22181 Filed 10–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–136] Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable October 7, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Langley at (202) 482–3861, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 19, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of certain chassis and subassemblies thereof (chassis) from the People’s Republic of China (China).1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than October 23, 2020. Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The 1 See Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 85 FR 52549 (August 19, 2020) (Initiation Notice). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 63251 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 September 17, 2020, the petitioner 2 submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement to permit parties time to review information submitted by the Government of China and the mandatory respondents, which is currently due no later than October 13, 2020, ten days before the unextended preliminary determination.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 reason to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, i.e., December 28, 2020. Pursuant to section 705(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 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: October 1, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–22177 Filed 10–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 2 The petitioner is the Coalition of American Chassis Manufacturers. 3 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Postponement of Preliminary Determination,’’ dated September 17, 2020. 4 Id. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 7, 2020)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-136]


Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof From the People's 
Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the 
Countervailing Duty Investigation

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


DATES: Applicable October 7, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Langley at (202) 482-3861, AD/
CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 19, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of certain chassis 
and subassemblies thereof (chassis) from the People's Republic of China 
(China).\1\ Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later 
than October 23, 2020.
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    \1\ See Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof from the 
People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigation, 85 FR 52549 (August 19, 2020) (Initiation Notice).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a 
countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on 
which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) 
of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination 
until no later than 130 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 September 17, 2020, the petitioner \2\ submitted a timely 
request that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.\3\ 
The petitioner stated that it requests postponement to permit parties 
time to review information submitted by the Government of China and the 
mandatory respondents, which is currently due no later than October 13, 
2020, ten days before the unextended preliminary determination.\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 reason to deny the request. Therefore, 
in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is 
postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to no later 
than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, 
i.e., December 28, 2020. Pursuant to section 705(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.
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    \2\ The petitioner is the Coalition of American Chassis 
Manufacturers.
    \3\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Certain Chassis and Subassemblies 
Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Request for 
Postponement of Preliminary Determination,'' dated September 17, 
2020.
    \4\ Id.
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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: October 1, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-22177 Filed 10-6-20; 8:45 am]
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