Forged Steel Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018, 72627-72629 [2020-25044]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 220 / Friday, November 13, 2020 / Notices and confirm that it will not use this product to produce subject merchandise. The enduser of the imported product is {COMPANY NAME}. ‘‘Personal knowledge’’ includes facts obtained from another party (e.g., correspondence received by the importer from the end-user of the product). (F) The imported subject-paper rolls covered by this certification will not be further processed into uncoated paper sheets in the United States. (Note: For certifications related to entries made on or after November 6, 2020, and through 14 days after the publication of the Preliminary Determination, the importer should replace ‘‘will not be further processed’’ with ‘‘were not further processed’’ in the certification, as necessary). (G) This certification applies to the following entries (repeat this block as many times as necessary): Entry Summary #: Entry Summary Line Item #: Foreign Seller: Foreign Seller’s Address: Foreign Seller’s Invoice #: Foreign Seller’s Invoice Line Item #: Producer: Producer’s Address: (H) 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. (I) I understand that {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY} is required to provide this certification and supporting records to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and/or the Department of Commerce (Commerce), upon request by the respective agency. (J) I understand that the claims made herein, and the substantiating documentation, are subject to verification by CBP and/or Commerce. (K) 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 de facto determination that all entries to which this certification applies are within the scope of the antidumping/countervailing duty orders on certain uncoated paper from China. I understand that such finding will 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 and/or countervailing duty cash deposits (as appropriate) equal to the rates determined by Commerce; and (iii) the revocation of {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY}’s privilege to certify future imports of subject-paper rolls VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Nov 12, 2020 Jkt 253001 from China as not being imported for purposes of further processing into the United States into uncoated paper sheets. (L) I understand that agents of the importer, such as brokers, are not permitted to make this certification. Where a broker or other party was used to facilitate the entry process, {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY} obtained the entry summary number and date of entry summary from that party. (M) This certification was completed at or prior to the date of entry summary. (N) 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} [FR Doc. 2020–25159 Filed 11–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–068] Forged Steel Fittings From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on forged steel fittings from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review March 14, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Commerce preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings, Co., Ltd. (Both-Well), the sole producer/exporter of forged steel fittings from China subject to this review. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable November 13, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson or Janae Martin, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4929 or (202) 482–0238, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 17, 2020, Commerce published the notice of initiation of an administrative review of the CVD order PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72627 on forged steel fittings from China.1 On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for the preliminary results of this review until July 21, 2020.2 On July 21, 2020, Commerce again tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 60 days.3 Accordingly, the deadline for the preliminary results in this administrative review was postponed to November 19, 2020.4 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix I to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is forged steel fittings. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.6 For a full description of the 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 3014 (January 17, 2020). 2 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. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. 4 Id. at 2. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results: Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Forged Steel Fittings from the People’s Republic of China; 2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 6 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM Continued 13NON1 72628 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 220 / Friday, November 13, 2020 / Notices methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. As explained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Commerce relied on adverse facts available because the Government of China did not act to the best of its ability in responding to Commerce’s requests for information, and consequently, we have drawn an adverse inference, where appropriate, in selecting from among the facts otherwise available.7 For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review There are 35 companies for which a review was requested and not rescinded, and which were not selected as mandatory respondents or found to be cross-owned with a mandatory respondent. For these companies, because the rate calculated for BothWell was above de minimis and not based entirely on facts available, we applied Both-Well’s subsidy rate to the non-selected companies. This methodology to establish the subsidy rate for non-selected companies is consistent with our practice and with section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, which governs the determination of an ‘‘allothers’’ rate in an investigation and which we rely on for guidance here. For a list of the non-selected companies, see Appendix II to this notice. Preliminary Results of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated a countervailable subsidy rate for BothWell, the sole mandatory respondent in this review. We preliminarily determine that the following subsidy rate exists for Both-Well and the non-selected companies under review: Company jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings, Co., Ltd ................ Non-Selected Companies Under Review 8 ................. Subsidy rate (percent) 25.90 25.90 Assessment Rate In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we preliminarily assigned subsidy rates in the amounts shown above for the producer/exporters of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 7 See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. 8 See Appendix III. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Nov 12, 2020 Jkt 253001 shown above. Upon completion of the administrative review, consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Rate Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount indicated for Both-Well with regard to shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit instructions, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.9 Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within seven days after the time limit for filing case briefs.10 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.11 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.12 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a 9 See 19 CFR 224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2). 12 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 10 See PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce will inform parties of the scheduled date of the hearing which will be held at a time and date to be determined.13 Issues addressed during the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.14 Parties should confirm the date and time of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.15 Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results. This administrative review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: November 5, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Diversification of China’s Economy V. Subsidies Valuation VI. Benchmarks and Discount Rates VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VIII. Analysis of Programs IX. Conclusion Appendix II—List of Non-Selected Companies 1. Apco Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd. 2. Cixi Baicheng Hardware Tools, Ltd. 3. Dalian Guangming Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd. 4. Eaton Hydraulics (Luzhou) Co., Ltd. 5. Eaton Hydraulics (Ningbo) Co., Ltd. 6. Feiting Hi-Tech Piping Zhejiang Co., Ltd 7. Hebei Haiyuan Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd. 8. Hebei Xinyue High Pressure Flange And Pipe Fitting Co., Ltd. 9. Jiangsu Forged Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd. 13 See 19 CFR 351.310. 19 CFR 351.310(c). 15 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements); Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020); and Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 14 See E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 220 / Friday, November 13, 2020 / Notices 10. Jiangsu Haida Pipe Fittings Group Co., Ltd. 11. Jiangyin Tianning Metal Pipe Fitting Co., Ltd. 12. Jiangyin Yangzi Fitting Co., Ltd. 13. Jinan Mech Piping Technology Co., Ltd. 14. Jining Dingguan Precision Parts Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 15. Lianfa Stainless Steel Pipes & Valves (Qingyun) Co., Ltd. 16. Luzhou City Chengrun Mechanics Co., Ltd. 17. Ningbo HongTe Industrial Co., Ltd. 18. Ningbo Long Teng Metal Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 19. Ningbo Save Technology Co., Ltd. 20. Ningbo Zhongan Forging Co., Ltd. 21. Q.C. Witness International Co., Ltd. 22. Qingdao Bestflow Industrial Co., Ltd. 23. Shanghai Lon Au Stainless Steel Materials Co., Ltd. 24. Shanghai Longnai High Pressure Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd. 25. Shanghai Tongyang Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd. 26. Shanghai Yochoic Pipefittings Co., Ltd. 27. Witness International Co., Ltd. 28. Xin Yi International Trade Co., Limited 29. Yancheng Boyue Tube Co., Ltd. 30. Yancheng Haohui Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd. 31. Yancheng Jiuwei Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd. 32. Yancheng Manda Pipe Industry Co., Ltd. 33. Yingkou Guangming Pipeline Industry Co., Ltd. 34. Yingkou Liaohe Machinery & Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd. 35. Yuyao Wanlei Pipe Fitting Manufacturing Co., Ltd. [FR Doc. 2020–25044 Filed 11–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA550] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 73 Workshop for South Atlantic Red Snapper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 73 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of red snapper will consist of a data scoping webinar, a workshop, and a series of assessment webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 73 Workshop will be held via webinar December 1–4, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. EST each day. The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Nov 12, 2020 Jkt 253001 extended from or completed prior to the time established by this notice. Additional SEDAR 73 workshops and webinar dates and times will publish in a subsequent issue in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: The SEDAR 73 Workshop will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Registration is available online at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/8276412559853299724. SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405; www.sedarweb.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Howington, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571–4373; email: Kathleen.howington@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: Data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and non- PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72629 governmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion at the workshop are as follows: • Review any ongoing data issues for continuity data sources • Review and discuss new data sources • Begin discussion on modelling issues and decisions Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 9, 2020. Diane M. DeJames-Daly, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–25124 Filed 11–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA636] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Advisory Panel via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-068]


Forged Steel Fittings From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on forged 
steel fittings from the People's Republic of China (China) for the 
period of review March 14, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Commerce 
preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being 
provided to Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings, Co., Ltd. (Both-Well), 
the sole producer/exporter of forged steel fittings from China subject 
to this review.

DATES: Applicable November 13, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson or Janae Martin, AD/
CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4929 or (202) 
482-0238, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 17, 2020, Commerce published the notice of initiation of 
an administrative review of the CVD order on forged steel fittings from 
China.\1\ On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in 
administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for 
the preliminary results of this review until July 21, 2020.\2\ On July 
21, 2020, Commerce again tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews 
by 60 days.\3\ Accordingly, the deadline for the preliminary results in 
this administrative review was postponed to November 19, 2020.\4\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 3014 (January 17, 2020).
    \2\ 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.
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,'' dated July 21, 2020.
    \4\ Id. at 2.
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\5\ A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is included as Appendix I to this notice. The Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically 
via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at http://access.trade.gov, In addition, a complete 
version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic 
versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.
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    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results: Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on 
Forged Steel Fittings from the People's Republic of China; 2018,'' 
dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is forged steel fittings. For 
a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily 
determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government financial 
contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that 
the subsidy is specific.\6\ For a full description of the

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methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the 
accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \6\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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    As explained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Commerce 
relied on adverse facts available because the Government of China did 
not act to the best of its ability in responding to Commerce's requests 
for information, and consequently, we have drawn an adverse inference, 
where appropriate, in selecting from among the facts otherwise 
available.\7\ For further information, see ``Use of Facts Otherwise 
Available and Adverse Inferences'' in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
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    \7\ See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act.
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Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review

    There are 35 companies for which a review was requested and not 
rescinded, and which were not selected as mandatory respondents or 
found to be cross-owned with a mandatory respondent. For these 
companies, because the rate calculated for Both-Well was above de 
minimis and not based entirely on facts available, we applied Both-
Well's subsidy rate to the non-selected companies. This methodology to 
establish the subsidy rate for non-selected companies is consistent 
with our practice and with section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, which 
governs the determination of an ``all-others'' rate in an investigation 
and which we rely on for guidance here. For a list of the non-selected 
companies, see Appendix II to this notice.

Preliminary Results of Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated a 
countervailable subsidy rate for Both-Well, the sole mandatory 
respondent in this review. We preliminarily determine that the 
following subsidy rate exists for Both-Well and the non-selected 
companies under review:

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                         Company                             (percent)
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Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings, Co., Ltd............           25.90
Non-Selected Companies Under Review \8\.................           25.90
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Assessment Rate
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    \8\ See Appendix III.
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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we preliminarily 
assigned subsidy rates in the amounts shown above for the producer/
exporters shown above. Upon completion of the administrative review, 
consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), 
Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered 
by this review. We intend to issue instructions directly to CBP 15 days 
after publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Rate

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amount indicated for Both-Well with regard to shipments 
of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of 
this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to 
continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at 
the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the 
company, as appropriate. These cash deposit instructions, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the 
date of publication of these preliminary results.\9\ Interested parties 
may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication 
of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) 
within seven days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\10\ 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to 
issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are 
requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; 
(2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\11\
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 224(b).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must do so within 30 days of publication of these 
preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and 
Compliance's ACCESS system.\12\ Requests should contain the party's 
name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, 
whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues 
to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce will 
inform parties of the scheduled date of the hearing which will be held 
at a time and date to be determined.\13\ Issues addressed during the 
hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.\14\ Parties 
should confirm the date and time of the hearing two days before the 
scheduled date.
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be 
filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their 
entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Note that Commerce has 
temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents 
containing business proprietary information, until further notice.\15\
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    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements); Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service 
Requirements Due to COVID-19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020); and 
Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID-
19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020).
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    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the 
issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after 
publication of these preliminary results.
    This administrative review and notice are in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213.

    Dated: November 5, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Diversification of China's Economy
V. Subsidies Valuation
VI. Benchmarks and Discount Rates
VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
VIII. Analysis of Programs
IX. Conclusion

Appendix II--List of Non-Selected Companies

1. Apco Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd.
2. Cixi Baicheng Hardware Tools, Ltd.
3. Dalian Guangming Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd.
4. Eaton Hydraulics (Luzhou) Co., Ltd.
5. Eaton Hydraulics (Ningbo) Co., Ltd.
6. Feiting Hi-Tech Piping Zhejiang Co., Ltd
7. Hebei Haiyuan Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd.
8. Hebei Xinyue High Pressure Flange And Pipe Fitting Co., Ltd.
9. Jiangsu Forged Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd.

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10. Jiangsu Haida Pipe Fittings Group Co., Ltd.
11. Jiangyin Tianning Metal Pipe Fitting Co., Ltd.
12. Jiangyin Yangzi Fitting Co., Ltd.
13. Jinan Mech Piping Technology Co., Ltd.
14. Jining Dingguan Precision Parts Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
15. Lianfa Stainless Steel Pipes & Valves (Qingyun) Co., Ltd.
16. Luzhou City Chengrun Mechanics Co., Ltd.
17. Ningbo HongTe Industrial Co., Ltd.
18. Ningbo Long Teng Metal Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
19. Ningbo Save Technology Co., Ltd.
20. Ningbo Zhongan Forging Co., Ltd.
21. Q.C. Witness International Co., Ltd.
22. Qingdao Bestflow Industrial Co., Ltd.
23. Shanghai Lon Au Stainless Steel Materials Co., Ltd.
24. Shanghai Longnai High Pressure Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd.
25. Shanghai Tongyang Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd.
26. Shanghai Yochoic Pipefittings Co., Ltd.
27. Witness International Co., Ltd.
28. Xin Yi International Trade Co., Limited
29. Yancheng Boyue Tube Co., Ltd.
30. Yancheng Haohui Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd.
31. Yancheng Jiuwei Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd.
32. Yancheng Manda Pipe Industry Co., Ltd.
33. Yingkou Guangming Pipeline Industry Co., Ltd.
34. Yingkou Liaohe Machinery & Pipe Fittings Co., Ltd.
35. Yuyao Wanlei Pipe Fitting Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

[FR Doc. 2020-25044 Filed 11-12-20; 8:45 am]
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