Certain Quartz Surface Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part; 2018-2020, 17772-17774 [2021-07029]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 17772 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 6, 2021 / Notices plastic molded parts (compressor shrouds, mower shrouds and mower decks) (duty-free). Black & Decker would be able to avoid duty on foreignstatus components which become scrap/ waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The materials/components that may be sourced from abroad include: Belt hooks (metal); hex wrenches (metal); tubular rivets (metal); wire channels (plastic channel to hold wires); cable cutter parts (metal): Moving blocks, cutter heads, cutting blocks; cable cutter parts (plastic): Linkage triggers, housing pocket covers; cable cutter transmission parts (metal): Cutter holders, head flanges, shear block supports; stapler magazine parts (metal): Machined magazines, cores, staple pushers, frames, noses, nose covers; stapler magazine hub and cylinder assemblies (metal and plastic); stapler parts (metal): Drive bolts, boot straps, carriages, drivers, lower spring seats, guide rails, U channel lug rails, backdrive pawls, contact trips; stapler parts (plastic): Inner rings, cable guides, wire magazine covers; stapler transmission assembly parts (metal): Lift wheels, drive shaft bushings, front wear plates; PEX expander parts: Expander heads (metal), linkages (metal and plastic); PEX transmission parts (metal): Support plates, spindle cones, collars; transmission parts (metal): Spindle cams, cam and index, piston sleeves; lenses for LED lights; LED light assemblies; and, wire harness assemblies (duty rate ranges from dutyfree to 9%). The request indicates that certain materials/components are subject to duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is May 17, 2021. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov. Dated: March 31, 2021. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–07018 Filed 4–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Apr 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–27–2021] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 106— Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Miraclon Corporation (Flexographic/ Aluminum Printing Plates and Direct Imaging/Thermo Imaging Layer Film); Weatherford, Oklahoma Miraclon Corporation (Miraclon) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Weatherford, Oklahoma. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on March 17, 2021. Miraclon already has authority to produce flexographic printing plates, aluminum printing plates, direct imaging film, and thermo imaging layer film within Subzone 106F (originally approved as Eastman Kodak Company). The current request would add a foreign-status material to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreign-status material described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Miraclon from customs duty payments on the foreign-status material used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status material noted, Miraclon would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to flexographic printing plates, aluminum printing plates, direct imaging film, and thermo imaging layer film (duty-free to 3.7%). Miraclon would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status material which becomes scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The material sourced from abroad is foam plastic sheets (duty rate, 6.5%). The request indicates that foam plastic sheets are subject to duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is May 17, 2021. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov. Dated: April 1, 2021. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–07017 Filed 4–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–084] Certain Quartz Surface Products From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part; 2018– 2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain quartz surface products (quartz surface products) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is November 20, 2018, through June 30, 2020. Commerce preliminarily finds that certain companies made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. We are also rescinding this review for nine companies where timely requests for withdrawals were filed by all parties who requested the reviews. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin A. Luberda, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2185. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 1, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on quartz surface products from China.1 Commerce 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 85 FR 39531 (July 1, 2020). E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 6, 2021 / Notices published the notice of initiation on September 3, 2020, with respect to 14 companies.2 On October 19, 2020, we selected Heshan City Nande Stone Co., Ltd., (Nande Stone) and Xiamen Deyuan Panmin Trading Co., Ltd., (Xiamen Deyuan) for individual examination as the mandatory respondents in this administrative review.3 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are quartz surface products from China. Imports of subject merchandise are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 6810.99.0010. Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 6810.11.0010, 6810.11.0070, 6810.19.1200, 6810.19.1400, 6810.19.5000, 6810.91.0000, 6810.99.0080, 6815.99.4070, 2506.10.0010, 2506.10.0050, 2506.20.0010, 2506.20.0080, and 7016.90.10.50. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.4 Methodology khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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/summary/ prc/prc-fr.htm. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 54983 (September 3, 2020). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘2018–2020 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China: Selection of Respondents for Individual Examination,’’ dated October 19, 2020. 4 For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the 2018–2020 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ issued concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Apr 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 Memorandum is provided as an appendix to this notice. China-Wide Entity In accordance with Commerce’s policy, the China-wide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a review of the entity.5 Because no party requested a review of the China-wide entity in this review, the entity is not under review, and the entity’s rate is not subject to change (i.e., 326.15 percent).6 Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws their request(s) within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. Between September 18, 2020, and December 2, 2020, parties timely withdrew their requests for an administrative review of Deyuan Stone; Farfield Trade Co., Ltd.; Foshan Adamant Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Foshan Adamant); Foshan Modern Stone Co., Ltd.; Lanling Jinzhao New Material Co., Ltd.; QJ Quartz Stone Ltd.; Sinostone (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.; Wisdom Stone Co., Ltd.; and Yunfu Honghai Co., Ltd., aka Yunfu Honghai Stone Co., Ltd.7 Because all requests for reviews of these companies were timely withdrawn, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce is rescinding this review of the AD order on quartz 5 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). 6 The China-wide rate determined in the investigation was 336.69 percent. This rate was adjusted for export subsidies to determine the cash deposit rate (i.e., 326.15 percent) collected for companies in the China-wide entity. See Certain Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 84 FR 33053, 33054 (July 11, 2019). 7 See Quartz Master LLC’s (Quartz Master’s) Letter, ‘‘Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated September 18, 2020; see also Quartz Master’s Letter, ‘‘Withdrawal of Quartz Master’s Remaining Review Requests for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated December 2, 2020; Foshan Adamant’s Letter, ‘‘Foshan Adamant’s Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated December 2, 2020; and National Stoneworks, LLC’s Letter, ‘‘Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 2, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17773 surface products from China with respect to these companies. The review will continue for the remaining five companies for which an administrative review was requested.8 Preliminary Results of Review Commerce finds that the two mandatory respondents, Nande Stone and Xiamen Deyuan, have not established their eligibility for a separate rate because they did not respond to Commerce’s request for information 9 and are considered to be part of the China-wide entity for these preliminary results. Further, Deyuan Panmin notified Commerce it would not respond to Commerce’s request for information.10 Accordingly, we find that Deyuan Panmin has not established its eligibility for a separate rate and is considered to be part of the China-wide entity for these preliminary results. Additionally, because Dava Industry and Guangzhou Hercules did not submit separate rate applications or certifications, we preliminarily determine they are ineligible for a separate rate and are part of the Chinawide entity. Accordingly, all companies subject to the administrative review are ineligible for a separate rate and are part of the China-wide entity for these preliminary results. Disclosure and Public Comment Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.11 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.12 Parties who submit case brief or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding 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 8 These companies are Xiamen Deyuan; Nande Stone; Dava Industry Co., Ltd. (Dava Industry); Deyuan Panmin International Limited (Deyuan Panmin); and Guangzhou Hercules Quartz Stone Co., Ltd. (Guangzhou Hercules). 9 See Commerce’s Letters, ‘‘2018–2020 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Information’’; and ‘‘2018–2020 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Information,’’ both dated Octobers 20, 2020. 10 See Xiamen Deyuan and Deyuan Panmin’s Letter, ‘‘Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China—Inability to Respond to Questionnaire,’’ dated November 25, 2020. 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 17774 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 6, 2021 / Notices authorities.13 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.14 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, filed electronically via ACCESS within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.15 Hearing 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. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to 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.16 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the established deadline. Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless otherwise extended.17 Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.18 For the final results, if we continue to treat the following companies as part of Chinawide entity, we will instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 326.15 percent to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR that were produced and/or exported by those companies: Dava Industry, Deyuan Panmin, Guangzhou Hercules, Nande Stone, and Xiamen Deyuan. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 35 days after the publication of the final results of this review. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments 13 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2). 19 CFR 351.303. 15 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 16 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 17 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. 18 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 14 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Apr 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 of the subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For all previously investigated Chinese and non-Chinese exporters for which a review was not requested and that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate published in the most recently-completed segment of this proceeding; (2) 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 China-wide entity, 326.15 percent; and (3) for all exporters of subject merchandise that are not located in China and have not received a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to Chinese exporter(s) 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 preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/ or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results in accordance with sections 751(a)(l), 751(a)(3), and 777(i)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: March 30, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—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. 2021–07029 Filed 4–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–051; C–570–052] Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders in Part Enforcement and Compliance International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On October 15, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) received a request for revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People’s Republic of China (China) with respect to certain finished laminated veneer lumber (LVL) door stiles and rails. We preliminary determine to revoke, in part, the Orders with respect to these products. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicolas Mayora, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3053. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On January 4, 2018, Commerce published the AD and CVD orders on hardwood plywood from China.1 On October 15, 2020, the Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood Plywood (the petitioner) requested that Commerce initiate changed circumstances reviews (CCRs) to revoke, in part, the Orders with respect to certain LVL door stiles and rails, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b).2 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); and Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 513 (January 4, 2018) (collectively, the Orders). 2 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Changed Circumstances Review and Partial Revocation,’’ dated October 15, 2020 (CCR Request); Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Clarification of Changed Circumstances Review and Partial Revocation Request,’’ dated November 12, 2020; Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Clarification of Changed E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 64 (Tuesday, April 6, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17772-17774]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07029]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-084]


Certain Quartz Surface Products From the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review and Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part; 2018-2020

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain 
quartz surface products (quartz surface products) from the People's 
Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is November 20, 
2018, through June 30, 2020. Commerce preliminarily finds that certain 
companies made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. 
We are also rescinding this review for nine companies where timely 
requests for withdrawals were filed by all parties who requested the 
reviews. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary 
results.

DATES: Applicable April 6, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin A. Luberda, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2185.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 1, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD 
order on quartz surface products from China.\1\ Commerce

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published the notice of initiation on September 3, 2020, with respect 
to 14 companies.\2\ On October 19, 2020, we selected Heshan City Nande 
Stone Co., Ltd., (Nande Stone) and Xiamen Deyuan Panmin Trading Co., 
Ltd., (Xiamen Deyuan) for individual examination as the mandatory 
respondents in this administrative review.\3\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 85 FR 39531 (July 1, 2020).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 54983 (September 3, 2020).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``2018-2020 Administrative Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Quartz Surface Products from the 
People's Republic of China: Selection of Respondents for Individual 
Examination,'' dated October 19, 2020.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are quartz surface products from 
China. Imports of subject merchandise are currently classified under 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 
6810.99.0010. Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 
subheadings 6810.11.0010, 6810.11.0070, 6810.19.1200, 6810.19.1400, 
6810.19.5000, 6810.91.0000, 6810.99.0080, 6815.99.4070, 2506.10.0010, 
2506.10.0050, 2506.20.0010, 2506.20.0080, and 7016.90.10.50. Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is 
dispositive.\4\
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    \4\ For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see 
Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the 
2018-2020 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Quartz 
Surface Products from the People's Republic of China,'' issued 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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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).
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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/summary/prc/prc-fr.htm. A list of 
topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is provided as 
an appendix to this notice.

China-Wide Entity

    In accordance with Commerce's policy, the China-wide entity will 
not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or Commerce 
self-initiates, a review of the entity.\5\ Because no party requested a 
review of the China-wide entity in this review, the entity is not under 
review, and the entity's rate is not subject to change (i.e., 326.15 
percent).\6\
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    \5\ 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).
    \6\ The China-wide rate determined in the investigation was 
336.69 percent. This rate was adjusted for export subsidies to 
determine the cash deposit rate (i.e., 326.15 percent) collected for 
companies in the China-wide entity. See Certain Quartz Surface 
Products from the People's Republic of China: Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Orders, 84 FR 33053, 33054 (July 11, 2019).
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Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties 
that requested a review withdraws their request(s) within 90 days of 
the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested 
review. Between September 18, 2020, and December 2, 2020, parties 
timely withdrew their requests for an administrative review of Deyuan 
Stone; Farfield Trade Co., Ltd.; Foshan Adamant Science & Technology 
Co., Ltd. (Foshan Adamant); Foshan Modern Stone Co., Ltd.; Lanling 
Jinzhao New Material Co., Ltd.; QJ Quartz Stone Ltd.; Sinostone 
(Guangdong) Co., Ltd.; Wisdom Stone Co., Ltd.; and Yunfu Honghai Co., 
Ltd., aka Yunfu Honghai Stone Co., Ltd.\7\ Because all requests for 
reviews of these companies were timely withdrawn, in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce is rescinding this review of the AD order 
on quartz surface products from China with respect to these companies. 
The review will continue for the remaining five companies for which an 
administrative review was requested.\8\
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    \7\ See Quartz Master LLC's (Quartz Master's) Letter, ``Partial 
Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order on Quartz Surface Products from the People's Republic of 
China,'' dated September 18, 2020; see also Quartz Master's Letter, 
``Withdrawal of Quartz Master's Remaining Review Requests for 
Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Quartz 
Surface Products from the People's Republic of China,'' dated 
December 2, 2020; Foshan Adamant's Letter, ``Foshan Adamant's 
Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order on Quartz Surface Products from the People's Republic of 
China,'' dated December 2, 2020; and National Stoneworks, LLC's 
Letter, ``Quartz Surface Products from the People's Republic of 
China: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,'' dated 
December 2, 2020.
    \8\ These companies are Xiamen Deyuan; Nande Stone; Dava 
Industry Co., Ltd. (Dava Industry); Deyuan Panmin International 
Limited (Deyuan Panmin); and Guangzhou Hercules Quartz Stone Co., 
Ltd. (Guangzhou Hercules).
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Preliminary Results of Review

    Commerce finds that the two mandatory respondents, Nande Stone and 
Xiamen Deyuan, have not established their eligibility for a separate 
rate because they did not respond to Commerce's request for information 
\9\ and are considered to be part of the China-wide entity for these 
preliminary results. Further, Deyuan Panmin notified Commerce it would 
not respond to Commerce's request for information.\10\ Accordingly, we 
find that Deyuan Panmin has not established its eligibility for a 
separate rate and is considered to be part of the China-wide entity for 
these preliminary results. Additionally, because Dava Industry and 
Guangzhou Hercules did not submit separate rate applications or 
certifications, we preliminarily determine they are ineligible for a 
separate rate and are part of the China-wide entity. Accordingly, all 
companies subject to the administrative review are ineligible for a 
separate rate and are part of the China-wide entity for these 
preliminary results.
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    \9\ See Commerce's Letters, ``2018-2020 Administrative Review of 
the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Quartz Surface Products from 
the People's Republic of China: Request for Information''; and 
``2018-2020 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Certain Quartz Surface Products from the People's Republic of China: 
Request for Information,'' both dated Octobers 20, 2020.
    \10\ See Xiamen Deyuan and Deyuan Panmin's Letter, ``Quartz 
Surface Products from the People's Republic of China--Inability to 
Respond to Questionnaire,'' dated November 25, 2020.
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice.\11\ Rebuttal briefs, 
limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than 
five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\12\ Parties who 
submit case brief or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding 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

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authorities.\13\ Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using 
ACCESS.\14\
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
filed electronically via ACCESS within 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice.\15\ Hearing 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. Issues raised 
in the hearing will be limited to 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.\16\ Parties should confirm by 
telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before 
the scheduled date.
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    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in 
its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the established 
deadline.
    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, which will include the results of its analysis of all issues 
raised in the case briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, unless otherwise extended.\17\
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    \17\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.
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Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall 
determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review.\18\ For the final results, if we continue to treat the 
following companies as part of China-wide entity, we will instruct CBP 
to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 326.15 percent to all entries 
of subject merchandise during the POR that were produced and/or 
exported by those companies: Dava Industry, Deyuan Panmin, Guangzhou 
Hercules, Nande Stone, and Xiamen Deyuan.
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    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
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    We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 35 days after the 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this administrative review for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as 
provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For all previously 
investigated Chinese and non-Chinese exporters for which a review was 
not requested and that received a separate rate in a prior segment of 
this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing 
exporter-specific rate published in the most recently-completed segment 
of this proceeding; (2) 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 China-wide entity, 326.15 
percent; and (3) for all exporters of subject merchandise that are not 
located in China and have not received a separate rate, the cash 
deposit rate will be the rate applicable to Chinese exporter(s) 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 preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties 
prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. 
Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary's 
presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing 
duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping 
duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(l), 751(a)(3), and 777(i)(l) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: March 30, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--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. 2021-07029 Filed 4-5-21; 8:45 am]
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