Certain Hardwood Plywood From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019, 6298-6300 [2021-01165]

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[FR Doc. 2021–01163 Filed 1–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration order 1 on hardwood plywood from China with respect to 58 producers/ exporters.2 Subsequently, we released U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data to interested parties for comment.3 We received comments from the petitioner 4 but no other interested party commented on the CBP data. In April 2020, we received timely noshipment certifications from 24 companies,5 and we also received a separate rate certification (SRC) from Yuantai.6 We did not receive a noshipment statement, separate rate application (SRA), or SRC from any other company subject to this review. Also, in April 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll administrative review deadlines by 50 days.7 As a result, all deadlines in this proceeding were extended by 50 days. In April and May 2020, we requested additional information from Yuantai related to its SRC,8 and although Yuantai timely provided some [A–570–051] Certain Hardwood Plywood From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that 24 exporters of certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People’s Republic of China (China) under review had no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Commerce also preliminarily determines that the 34 remaining companies subject to this review, including Lianyungang Yuantai International Trade Co., Ltd. (Yuantai), are part of the China-wide entity because they did not demonstrate eligibility for separate rates. DATES: Applicable January 21, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On March 10, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 1 See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 4, 2018) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 13860 (March 10, 2020). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘U.S. Customs Data for Respondent Selection,’’ dated March 20, 2020. 4 The petitioner is the Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood Plywood. See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘The Petitioner’s Comments on CBP Data and Respondent Selection,’’ dated March 27, 2020. 5 We received timely no shipment certifications from the following companies: (1) Anhui Hoda Wood Co., Ltd.; (2) Celtic Co., Ltd.; (3) Cosco Star International Co., Ltd.; (4) Happy Wood Industrial Group Co., Ltd.; (5) Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd.; (6) Linyi Chengen Import and Export Co., Ltd.; (7) Linyi Evergreen Wood Co., Ltd.; (8) Linyi Glary Plywood Co., Ltd.; (9) Linyi Huasheng Yongbin Wood Co., Ltd.; (10) Linyi Jiahe Wood Industry Co., Ltd.; (11) Linyi Sanfortune Wood Co., Ltd.; (12) Qingdao Top P&Q International Corp.; (13) Shandong Qishan International Trading Co., Ltd.; (14) Shanghai Brightwood Trading Co., Ltd.; (15) Shanghai Futuwood Trading Co., Ltd.; (16) Shanghai Luli Trading Co., Ltd.; (17) Suining Pengxiang Wood Co., Ltd.; (18) Suqian Hopeway International Trade Co., Ltd.; (19) Suzhou Oriental Dragon Import and Export Co., Ltd.; (20) Vietnam Finewood Company Limited; (21) Xuzhou Jiangheng Wood Products Co., Ltd.; (22) Xuzhou Jiangyang Wood Industries Co., Ltd.; (23) Xuzhou Timber International Trade Co., Ltd.; and (24) Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export Co., Ltd. 6 See Yuantai’s Letter, ‘‘Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Separate Rate Certification,’’ dated April 9, 2020. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 8 See Commerce’s Letters, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order of Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Separate Rate Certification,’’ dated April 15, 2020; and ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order of Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Separate Rate Certification Supplemental Questionnaire,’’ dated May 18, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information,9 it later informed Commerce that it was unable to respond further because the company had ceased operations.10 In July 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll administrative review deadlines by an additional 60 days.11 The revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now January 21, 2021.12 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.13 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix III 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 https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at https://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is hardwood plywood from China. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.14 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213. 9 See Yuantai’s Letter, ‘‘Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Separate Rate Certification,’’ dated April 20, 2020. 10 See Yuantai’s Letter, ‘‘Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Letter in Lieu of 2nd Supplemental Separate Rate Certification Questionnaire Response,’’ dated May 26, 2020. 11 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. All deadlines in this proceeding have been extended by 60 days. 12 The preliminary results deadline falls on January 20, 2021, which is a federal holiday. Commerce’s practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. 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). 13 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results for the 2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hardwood Plywood from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and herby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 14 Id. E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 12 / Thursday, January 21, 2021 / Notices Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Based upon the no-shipment certifications received by Commerce, and our review of CBP data, we preliminarily find that 24 companies had no shipments during the POR. For additional information regarding this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Consistent with our assessment practice in non-market economy administrative reviews,15 Commerce is not rescinding this review for these 24 companies.16 Commerce intends to complete the review and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of this review. Separate Rates Commerce preliminarily finds that Yuantai has not established its eligibility for a separate rate. Additionally, because 33 other companies under review did not submit a no-shipment certification, SRA, or SRC, Commerce preliminarily determines that these companies have not demonstrated their eligibility for separate rates.17 For additional information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. China-Wide Entity Commerce’s policy regarding conditional review of the China-wide entity applies to this administrative review.18 Under this policy, the Chinawide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a review of the China-wide entity.19 Because no party requested a review of the China-wide entity in this review, the China-wide entity is not under review and the China-wide entity’s rate (i.e., 183.36 percent) is not subject to change.20 For additional information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Public Comment In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c), case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than 30 days after the date of publication of these 15 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694–95 (October 24, 2011); see also the ‘‘Assessment Rate’’ section, below. 16 See Appendix II. 17 See Appendix I. 18 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). 19 Id. 20 See Order, 83 FR at 512. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 preliminary results, unless the Secretary alters the time limit. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than seven days after the deadline date for case briefs.21 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this review are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.22 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Oral presentations at the hearing will be limited to those issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a date and time to be determined.23 Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results of this review, Commerce will determine, and CBP shall assess, AD duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise covered by this review.24 We have not calculated any assessment rates in this administrative review. Based on record evidence, we have determined that 24 companies had no shipments of subject merchandise and, therefore, pursuant to Commerce’s assessment practice, any suspended entries that entered under their case numbers, where available, will be liquidated at the China-wide entity rate.25 For all remaining companies subject to this review, which are part of the China-wide entity, we will instruct CBP to liquidate their entries at the current rate for the China-wide entity (i.e., 183.36 percent). Commerce intends 21 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 22 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to Covid-19, Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 23 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 24 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 25 For a full discussion of this practice, see NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6299 to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review in the Federal Register.26 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for shipments of the subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for the 24 companies that had no shipments during the POR will remain unchanged from the rates assigned to them in the most recently completed segment for each company; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for the China-wide entity (i.e., 183.36 percent); and (4) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter that supplied that nonChinese exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a 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 POR. 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. Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(l) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). 26 Id. E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 6300 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 12 / Thursday, January 21, 2021 / Notices Dated: January 12, 2021. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Companies Not Eligible for a Separate Rate 1. Feixian Longteng Wood Co., Ltd. 2. Golder International Trade Co., Ltd. 3. Highland Industries-Hanlin 4. Huainan Mengping Import and Export Co., Ltd. 5. Jiangsu High Hope Arser Co., Ltd.27 6. Jiangsu Sunwell Cabinetry Co., Ltd. 7. Jiangsu Top Point International Co., Ltd. 8. Jiaxing Gsun Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. 9. Lianyungang Yuantai International Trade Co., Ltd. 10. Linyi Bomei Furniture Co., Ltd. 11. Linyi City Dongfang Jinxin Economic and Trade Co., Ltd. (a/k/a Linyi City Dongfang Jinxjin Economic and Trade Co., Ltd.) 12. Linyi Dahua Wood Co., Ltd. 13. Linyi Hengsheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd. 14. Linyi Linhai Wood Co., Ltd. 15. Linyi Mingzhu Wood Co., Ltd. 16. Pingyi Jinniu Wood Co., Ltd. 17. Qingdao Good Faith Import and Export Co., Ltd. 18. SAICG International Trading Co., Ltd. 19. Shandong Dongfang Bayley Wood Co., Ltd. 20. Shandong Jinhua International Trading Co., Ltd. 21. Shandong Jinluda International Trade Co., Ltd. 22. Shandong Senmanqi Import & Export Co., Ltd. 23. Shandong Shengdi International Trading Co., Ltd. 24. Sumec International Technology Co., Ltd. 25. Suzhou Fengshuwan Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd. a/k/a Suzhou Fengshuwan I&E Trade Co., Ltd. 26. Win Faith Trading Limited 27. Xuzhou Amish Import & Export Co., Ltd. 28. Xuzhou Andefu Wood Co., Ltd. 29. Xuzhou Constant Forest Industry Co., Ltd. 30. Xuzhou DNT Commercial Co., Ltd. 31. Xuzhou Longyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd. 32. XuZhou PinLin International Trade Co., Ltd. 33. Xuzhou Shengping Imp and Exp Co., Ltd. 34. Yishui Zelin Wood Made Co., Ltd. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Appendix II Companies Preliminarily Found to Have No Shipments 1. Anhui Hoda Wood Co., Ltd. 2. Celtic Co., Ltd. 3. Cosco Star International Co., Ltd. 4. Happy Wood Industrial Group Co., Ltd. 5. Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd. 6. Linyi Chengen Import and Export Co., Ltd. 7. Linyi Evergreen Wood Co., Ltd. 8. Linyi Glary Plywood Co., Ltd. 27 Previously had a separate rate but did not file a no shipment certification or request a separate rate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 9. Linyi Huasheng Yongbin Wood Co., Ltd. 10. Linyi Jiahe Wood Industry Co., Ltd. 11. Linyi Sanfortune Wood Co., Ltd. 12. Qingdao Top P&Q International Corp. 13. Shandong Qishan International Trading Co., Ltd. 14. Shanghai Brightwood Trading Co., Ltd. 15. Shanghai Futuwood Trading Co., Ltd. 16. Shanghai Luli Trading Co., Ltd. 17. Suining Pengxiang Wood Co., Ltd. 18. Suqian Hopeway International Trade Co., Ltd. 19. Suzhou Oriental Dragon Import and Export Co., Ltd. 20. Xuzhou Jiangheng Wood Products Co., Ltd. 21. Xuzhou Jiangyang Wood Industries Co., Ltd. 22. Xuzhou Timber International Trade Co., Ltd. 23. Vietnam Finewood Company Limited 24. Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export Co., Ltd. Appendix III List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–01165 Filed 1–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–954] Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2018– 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to determine that Fedmet Resources Corporation (Fedmet) had no shipments of certain magnesia carbon bricks (magnesia carbon bricks) from the People’s Republic of China (China) to the United States during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. We also continue to find that the 16 remaining companies subject to this review are part of the China-wide entity because they did not file no shipment statements, separate rate applications (SRAs), or separate rate certifications (SRCs). DATES: Applicable January 21, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan James, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5305. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 28, 2020, Commerce published the preliminary results of this administrative review.1 We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. No party submitted comments. Accordingly, the final results remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results. Scope of the Order The scope of the order covers magnesia carbon bricks from China. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Final Determination of No Shipments Commerce preliminarily found that Fedmet had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. As noted in Preliminary Decision Memorandum, we received a no shipment statement from Fedmet, and the statement was consistent with the information we received from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).2 No party commented on our preliminary no-shipment finding with respect to Fedmet. Therefore, for these final results, we continue to find that Fedmet had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. China-Wide Entity With the exception of Fedmet, we find all other companies for which a review was requested to be part of the China-wide entity because they failed to file no-shipment statements, SRAs, or SRCs. Accordingly, the following companies are part of the China-wide entity: (1) Dandong Xinxing Carbon Co., Ltd.; (2) Fengchi Imp. and Exp. Co.; (3) Fengchi Imp. and Exp. Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City; (4) Fengchi Mining Co., Ltd. of Haicheng City; (5) Fengchi Refractories Co., of Haicheng City; (6) Haicheng Donghe Taidi Refractory Co., Ltd.; (7) Henan Xintuo Refractory Co., Ltd.; (8) Liaoning Fucheng Refractories; (9) Liaoning Zhongmei High Temperature Material Co., Ltd.; (10) Liaoning Zhongmei Holding Co., Ltd.; 1 See Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018– 2019, 85 FR 45375 (July 28, 2020) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See Preliminary Results PDM at 2. E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-051]


Certain Hardwood Plywood From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that 24 exporters of certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood 
plywood) from the People's Republic of China (China) under review had 
no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) 
January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Commerce also preliminarily 
determines that the 34 remaining companies subject to this review, 
including Lianyungang Yuantai International Trade Co., Ltd. (Yuantai), 
are part of the China-wide entity because they did not demonstrate 
eligibility for separate rates.

DATES: Applicable January 21, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, Operations, Office 
V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-2593.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 10, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping 
duty (AD) order \1\ on hardwood plywood from China with respect to 58 
producers/exporters.\2\ Subsequently, we released U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) data to interested parties for comment.\3\ We 
received comments from the petitioner \4\ but no other interested party 
commented on the CBP data.
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    \1\ See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 4, 2018) 
(Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 13860 (March 10, 2020).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``U.S. Customs Data for Respondent 
Selection,'' dated March 20, 2020.
    \4\ The petitioner is the Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood 
Plywood. See Petitioner's Letter, ``The Petitioner's Comments on CBP 
Data and Respondent Selection,'' dated March 27, 2020.
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    In April 2020, we received timely no-shipment certifications from 
24 companies,\5\ and we also received a separate rate certification 
(SRC) from Yuantai.\6\ We did not receive a no-shipment statement, 
separate rate application (SRA), or SRC from any other company subject 
to this review. Also, in April 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion 
to toll administrative review deadlines by 50 days.\7\ As a result, all 
deadlines in this proceeding were extended by 50 days.
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    \5\ We received timely no shipment certifications from the 
following companies: (1) Anhui Hoda Wood Co., Ltd.; (2) Celtic Co., 
Ltd.; (3) Cosco Star International Co., Ltd.; (4) Happy Wood 
Industrial Group Co., Ltd.; (5) Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd.; (6) 
Linyi Chengen Import and Export Co., Ltd.; (7) Linyi Evergreen Wood 
Co., Ltd.; (8) Linyi Glary Plywood Co., Ltd.; (9) Linyi Huasheng 
Yongbin Wood Co., Ltd.; (10) Linyi Jiahe Wood Industry Co., Ltd.; 
(11) Linyi Sanfortune Wood Co., Ltd.; (12) Qingdao Top P&Q 
International Corp.; (13) Shandong Qishan International Trading Co., 
Ltd.; (14) Shanghai Brightwood Trading Co., Ltd.; (15) Shanghai 
Futuwood Trading Co., Ltd.; (16) Shanghai Luli Trading Co., Ltd.; 
(17) Suining Pengxiang Wood Co., Ltd.; (18) Suqian Hopeway 
International Trade Co., Ltd.; (19) Suzhou Oriental Dragon Import 
and Export Co., Ltd.; (20) Vietnam Finewood Company Limited; (21) 
Xuzhou Jiangheng Wood Products Co., Ltd.; (22) Xuzhou Jiangyang Wood 
Industries Co., Ltd.; (23) Xuzhou Timber International Trade Co., 
Ltd.; and (24) Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export Co., Ltd.
    \6\ See Yuantai's Letter, ``Hardwood Plywood Products from the 
People's Republic of China: Separate Rate Certification,'' dated 
April 9, 2020.
    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,'' dated April 24, 2020.
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    In April and May 2020, we requested additional information from 
Yuantai related to its SRC,\8\ and although Yuantai timely provided 
some information,\9\ it later informed Commerce that it was unable to 
respond further because the company had ceased operations.\10\
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    \8\ See Commerce's Letters, ``Administrative Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order of Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the 
People's Republic of China: Separate Rate Certification,'' dated 
April 15, 2020; and ``Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty 
Order of Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Separate Rate Certification Supplemental 
Questionnaire,'' dated May 18, 2020.
    \9\ See Yuantai's Letter, ``Hardwood Plywood Products from the 
People's Republic of China: Separate Rate Certification,'' dated 
April 20, 2020.
    \10\ See Yuantai's Letter, ``Hardwood Plywood Products from the 
People's Republic of China: Letter in Lieu of 2nd Supplemental 
Separate Rate Certification Questionnaire Response,'' dated May 26, 
2020.
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    In July 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll 
administrative review deadlines by an additional 60 days.\11\ The 
revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now 
January 21, 2021.\12\
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    \11\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,'' dated July 21, 2020. 
All deadlines in this proceeding have been extended by 60 days.
    \12\ The preliminary results deadline falls on January 20, 2021, 
which is a federal holiday. Commerce's practice dictates that where 
a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate 
deadline is the next business day. 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).
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\13\ A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is included as Appendix III 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 https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete 
version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic 
versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.
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    \13\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results for the 2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain 
Hardwood Plywood from the People's Republic of China,'' dated 
concurrently with, and herby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is hardwood plywood from China. A 
full description of the scope of the order is contained in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\14\
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    \14\ Id.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 
CFR 351.213.

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Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Based upon the no-shipment certifications received by Commerce, and 
our review of CBP data, we preliminarily find that 24 companies had no 
shipments during the POR. For additional information regarding this 
determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Consistent with 
our assessment practice in non-market economy administrative 
reviews,\15\ Commerce is not rescinding this review for these 24 
companies.\16\ Commerce intends to complete the review and issue 
appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of this 
review.
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    \15\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694-95 (October 24, 2011); see 
also the ``Assessment Rate'' section, below.
    \16\ See Appendix II.
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Separate Rates

    Commerce preliminarily finds that Yuantai has not established its 
eligibility for a separate rate. Additionally, because 33 other 
companies under review did not submit a no-shipment certification, SRA, 
or SRC, Commerce preliminarily determines that these companies have not 
demonstrated their eligibility for separate rates.\17\ For additional 
information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \17\ See Appendix I.
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China-Wide Entity

    Commerce's policy regarding conditional review of the China-wide 
entity applies to this administrative review.\18\ Under this policy, 
the China-wide entity will not be under review unless a party 
specifically requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a review of the 
China-wide entity.\19\ Because no party requested a review of the 
China-wide entity in this review, the China-wide entity is not under 
review and the China-wide entity's rate (i.e., 183.36 percent) is not 
subject to change.\20\ For additional information, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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    \18\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013).
    \19\ Id.
    \20\ See Order, 83 FR at 512.
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Public Comment

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c), case briefs or other written 
comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement 
and Compliance no later than 30 days after the date of publication of 
these preliminary results, unless the Secretary alters the time limit. 
Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be 
submitted no later than seven days after the deadline date for case 
briefs.\21\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who 
submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this review are encouraged to 
submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief 
summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Note that 
Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for 
serving documents containing business proprietary information, until 
further notice.\22\
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    \21\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements).
    \22\ See 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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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal 
briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: 
(1) The party's name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Oral 
presentations at the hearing will be limited to those issues raised in 
the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to 
hold the hearing at a date and time to be determined.\23\
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    \23\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results of this review, Commerce will 
determine, and CBP shall assess, AD duties on all appropriate entries 
of subject merchandise covered by this review.\24\ We have not 
calculated any assessment rates in this administrative review. Based on 
record evidence, we have determined that 24 companies had no shipments 
of subject merchandise and, therefore, pursuant to Commerce's 
assessment practice, any suspended entries that entered under their 
case numbers, where available, will be liquidated at the China-wide 
entity rate.\25\ For all remaining companies subject to this review, 
which are part of the China-wide entity, we will instruct CBP to 
liquidate their entries at the current rate for the China-wide entity 
(i.e., 183.36 percent). Commerce intends to issue assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final 
results of this review in the Federal Register.\26\
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    \24\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \25\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Non-Market 
Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
    \26\ Id.
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this administrative review for 
shipments of the subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for the 24 
companies that had no shipments during the POR will remain unchanged 
from the rates assigned to them in the most recently completed segment 
for each company; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed Chinese 
and non-Chinese exporters that have separate rates, the cash deposit 
rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the 
most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) for all Chinese 
exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be 
entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for 
the China-wide entity (i.e., 183.36 percent); and (4) for all non-
Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not received their 
own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the 
Chinese exporter that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. These deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a 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 POR. 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.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These preliminary results of administrative review are issued and 
published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(l) of the 
Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).


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    Dated: January 12, 2021.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Companies Not Eligible for a Separate Rate

1. Feixian Longteng Wood Co., Ltd.
2. Golder International Trade Co., Ltd.
3. Highland Industries-Hanlin
4. Huainan Mengping Import and Export Co., Ltd.
5. Jiangsu High Hope Arser Co., Ltd.\27\
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    \27\ Previously had a separate rate but did not file a no 
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6. Jiangsu Sunwell Cabinetry Co., Ltd.
7. Jiangsu Top Point International Co., Ltd.
8. Jiaxing Gsun Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
9. Lianyungang Yuantai International Trade Co., Ltd.
10. Linyi Bomei Furniture Co., Ltd.
11. Linyi City Dongfang Jinxin Economic and Trade Co., Ltd. (a/k/a 
Linyi City Dongfang Jinxjin Economic and Trade Co., Ltd.)
12. Linyi Dahua Wood Co., Ltd.
13. Linyi Hengsheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
14. Linyi Linhai Wood Co., Ltd.
15. Linyi Mingzhu Wood Co., Ltd.
16. Pingyi Jinniu Wood Co., Ltd.
17. Qingdao Good Faith Import and Export Co., Ltd.
18. SAICG International Trading Co., Ltd.
19. Shandong Dongfang Bayley Wood Co., Ltd.
20. Shandong Jinhua International Trading Co., Ltd.
21. Shandong Jinluda International Trade Co., Ltd.
22. Shandong Senmanqi Import & Export Co., Ltd.
23. Shandong Shengdi International Trading Co., Ltd.
24. Sumec International Technology Co., Ltd.
25. Suzhou Fengshuwan Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd. a/k/a Suzhou 
Fengshuwan I&E Trade Co., Ltd.
26. Win Faith Trading Limited
    27. Xuzhou Amish Import & Export Co., Ltd.
    28. Xuzhou Andefu Wood Co., Ltd.
    29. Xuzhou Constant Forest Industry Co., Ltd.
    30. Xuzhou DNT Commercial Co., Ltd.
    31. Xuzhou Longyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
    32. XuZhou PinLin International Trade Co., Ltd.
    33. Xuzhou Shengping Imp and Exp Co., Ltd.
    34. Yishui Zelin Wood Made Co., Ltd.

Appendix II

Companies Preliminarily Found to Have No Shipments

1. Anhui Hoda Wood Co., Ltd.
2. Celtic Co., Ltd.
3. Cosco Star International Co., Ltd.
4. Happy Wood Industrial Group Co., Ltd.
5. Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd.
6. Linyi Chengen Import and Export Co., Ltd.
7. Linyi Evergreen Wood Co., Ltd.
8. Linyi Glary Plywood Co., Ltd.
9. Linyi Huasheng Yongbin Wood Co., Ltd.
10. Linyi Jiahe Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
11. Linyi Sanfortune Wood Co., Ltd.
12. Qingdao Top P&Q International Corp.
13. Shandong Qishan International Trading Co., Ltd.
14. Shanghai Brightwood Trading Co., Ltd.
15. Shanghai Futuwood Trading Co., Ltd.
16. Shanghai Luli Trading Co., Ltd.
17. Suining Pengxiang Wood Co., Ltd.
18. Suqian Hopeway International Trade Co., Ltd.
19. Suzhou Oriental Dragon Import and Export Co., Ltd.
20. Xuzhou Jiangheng Wood Products Co., Ltd.
21. Xuzhou Jiangyang Wood Industries Co., Ltd.
22. Xuzhou Timber International Trade Co., Ltd.
23. Vietnam Finewood Company Limited
24. Zhejiang Dehua TB Import & Export Co., Ltd.

Appendix III

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Methodology
V. Recommendation

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