Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 68559-68560 [2020-23972]

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Hillary Hess, Acting Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 2020–24000 Filed 10–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–135] Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof 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 October 29, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla at (202) 482–3477 or Jason Willoughby at (202) 482–5509, AD/CVD Operations, 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 less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of certain chassis and subassemblies thereof (chassis) from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, 1 See Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68559 the deadline for the preliminary determination is January 6, 2021. 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 an LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(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 September 17, 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 in order to collect the necessary information for determining the most accurate possible dumping margins, and that Commerce will need additional time to fully review questionnaire responses and issue supplementary questionnaire responses.4 Additionally, Commerce granted the petitioner’s September 4, 2020, request 5 that Commerce issue additional quantity and value questionnaires to Chinese producers of in-scope merchandise. The petitioner claims that additional time will be necessary for Commerce to issue these additional questionnaires and follow up on any responses. The petitioner requests that Commerce fully extend the preliminary determination by 50 days. Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 85 FR 52552 (August 26, 2020). 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. 5 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Additional Quantity and Value Questionnaires,’’ dated September 4, 2020. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 68560 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 210 / Thursday, October 29, 2020 / Notices For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which the investigation was initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determination no later than February 25, 2021. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination in this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: October 20, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–23972 Filed 10–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–845] Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico: Final Results of the 2017–2018 Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that the respondents selected for individual examination were in compliance with the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (AD Agreement), as amended on June 30, 2017, (collectively, amended AD Agreement), during the period of review (POR) from December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018, and that the amended AD Agreement is meeting the statutory requirements under sections 734(c) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). DATES: Applicable October 29, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or David Cordell, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0162 or (202) 482–0408, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Oct 28, 2020 Jkt 253001 Background On February 6, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review.1 On February 20, 2020, Commerce issued a second supplemental questionnaire to the respondents, Ingenio Pa´nuco, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (Pa´nuco) and Ingenio Adolfo Lo´pez Mateos S.A. de C.V. and its affiliates 2 (Grupo PIASA).3 Pa´nuco and Grupo PIASA each filed responses on March 20, 2020.4 On March 6, 2020, the American Sugar Coalition and its Members (collectively, ASC),5 the petitioners in this case, requested a hearing, which they later withdrew.6 On June 24, 2020, Commerce set the briefing schedule for the final results of this review.7 On July 6, 2020, both the respondents and ASC filed briefs.8 On July 13, 2020, the respondents a filed rebuttal brief.9 On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.10 On July 14, 2020, 1 See Suspension Agreement on Sugar From Mexico; 2018 Administrative Review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico (as Amended), 85 FR 6894 (February 6, 2020) (Preliminary Results). 2 Ingenio Adolfo Lo ´ pez Mateos, S.A. de C.V. and its affiliates Ingenio Tres Valles, S.A. de C.V. and Piasa Ingenio Plan de San Luis, S.A. de C.V. (collectively, Grupo PIASA). 3 See Letters to Pa ´ nuco and Grupo PIASA, ‘‘Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico: 2018 Administrative Review—Second Supplemental Questionnaire,’’ dated February 20, 2020. 4 See ‘‘Sugar from Mexico—Grupo PIASA’s Second Supplemental Questionnaire Response,’’ and ‘‘Sugar from Mexico—Panuco’s Supplemental Questionnaire Response,’’ both dated March 20, 2020. 5 The Members of the ASC are as follows: American Sugar Cane League, American Sugarbeet Growers Association, American Sugar Refining, Inc., Florida Sugar Cane League, Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Inc., Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, and the United States Beet Sugar Association. 6 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Sugar from Mexico: Request for Hearing,’’ dated March 6, 2020; see also ‘‘Sugar from Mexico: Withdrawal of Request for a Hearing,’’ dated July 16, 2020. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Establishment of Briefing Schedule for the 2017–2018 Administrative Reviews of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Sugar from Mexico and the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico,’’ dated June 24, 2020. 8 See Ca ´ mara Nacional de Las Industrias Azucarera y Alcoholera (Ca´mara) Case Brief, ‘‘Sugar from Mexico—Case Brief’’ and ASC Case Brief, ‘‘Case Brief filed by the American Sugar Coalition and its Members,’’ dated July 6, 2020. Note that Ca´mara’s case brief was in the form of a letter in lieu of a case brief in which Ca´mara argued that Commerce ‘‘should continue to find that the Mexican sugar industry is in full compliance with the AD Agreement.’’ 9 See Rebuttal brief filed by Ca ´ mara, ‘‘Sugar from Mexico—Rebuttal Brief’’ (July 13, 2020). 10 See Memorandum to the Record, from Jeffrey I. Kessler, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commerce extended the deadline for the final results of this review by 30 days.11 On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.12 As a result, the final results of this administrative review are due no later than October 23, 2020. For its final analysis, Commerce considered briefs from interested parties that commented on the Preliminary Results. Scope of Amended AD Agreement The product covered by this amended AD Agreement is raw and refined sugar of all polarimeter readings derived from sugar cane or sugar beets. Merchandise covered by this amended AD Agreement is typically imported under the following headings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): 1701.12.1000, 1701.12.5000, 1701.13.1000, 1701.13.5000, 1701.14.1000, 1701.14.1020, 1701.14.1040,1701.14.5000, 1701.91.1000, 1701.91.3000, 1701.99.1010, 1701.99.1015, 1701.99.1017, 1701.99.1025, 1701.99.1050, 1701.99.5010, 1701.99.5015,170.99.5017,1701.99.5025, 1701.99.5050, 1702.90.4000 and 1703.10.3000. The tariff classification is provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of this amended AD Agreement is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.13 and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID–19,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 11 See Memorandum to Joseph A. Laroski Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy & Negotiations, ‘‘Extension of Deadlines for Final Results of the Administrative Review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico and for Final Results of the Administrative Review of the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico,’’ dated July 14, 2020. 12 See Memorandum to the Record, from Jeffrey I. Kessler, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. 13 See Memorandum to Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Joseph A. Laroski, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy & Negotiations, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Administrative Review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico, for the period December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018,’’ dated concurrently, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). Commerce notes it has added the following HTSUS codes to the scope: 1701.14.1020, 1701.14.1040, 1701.99.1015, 1701.99.1017, 1701.99.5015, and 1701.99.5017. See footnote 2 of the Issues and Decision Memorandum for a full explanation. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 210 (Thursday, October 29, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68559-68560]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-135]


Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof 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 October 29, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla at (202) 482-3477 or 
Jason Willoughby at (202) 482-5509, AD/CVD Operations, 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 less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of certain 
chassis and subassemblies thereof (chassis) from the People's Republic 
of China.\1\ Currently, the deadline for the preliminary determination 
is January 6, 2021.
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    \1\ See Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof from the 
People's Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation, 85 FR 52552 (August 26, 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 an 
LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce 
initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(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 September 17, 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 in order to collect the necessary information for 
determining the most accurate possible dumping margins, and that 
Commerce will need additional time to fully review questionnaire 
responses and issue supplementary questionnaire responses.\4\ 
Additionally, Commerce granted the petitioner's September 4, 2020, 
request \5\ that Commerce issue additional quantity and value 
questionnaires to Chinese producers of in-scope merchandise. The 
petitioner claims that additional time will be necessary for Commerce 
to issue these additional questionnaires and follow up on any 
responses. The petitioner requests that Commerce fully extend the 
preliminary determination by 50 days.
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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.
    \5\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Certain Chassis and Subassemblies 
Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Request for Additional 
Quantity and Value Questionnaires,'' dated September 4, 2020.

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    For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling 
reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), is postponing the 
deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days (i.e., 190 days 
after the date on which the investigation was initiated). As a result, 
Commerce will issue its preliminary determination no later than 
February 25, 2021. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination in this 
investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the 
preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later date.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: October 20, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-23972 Filed 10-28-20; 8:45 am]
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