Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2018-2019, 19873-19875 [2021-07728]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices Legal Authority: Title 13 of the United States Code, Section 91. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0607–0432. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–07706 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–827] Certain Cased Pencils From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. and Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. (collectively, Wah Yuen) had no shipments of certain cased pencils from the People’s Republic of China (China) during the period of review (POR) December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019. Commerce also preliminarily determines that Tianjin Tonghe Stationery Co., Ltd. (Tianjin Tonghe) and Ningbo Homey Union Co., Ltd. (Ningbo Homey) are part of the Chinawide entity. Finally, we are rescinding the review with respect to Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. (SFTC). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 15, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Balbontin, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6478. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the initiation of this administrative review on February 6, 2020.1 The POR is December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019. After publication of the Initiation Notice, SFTC timely withdrew its request for a review,2 and we selected Wah Yuen 3 as the sole mandatory respondent.4 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via the 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 on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order includes certain cased pencils from 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 6896 (February 6, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 2 See SFTC’s Letter, ‘‘Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.’s Withdrawal of Request for Review: Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated March 9, 2020. 3 Commerce determined that Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. and Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. are affiliated and should be treated as a single entity in prior administrative reviews. See Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014– 2015, 81 FR 37573 (June 10, 2016), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 9–10, unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014– 2015, 81 FR 74764 (October 27, 2016). Consistent with prior determinations, we are continuing to treat these companies as a single entity for purposes of this administrative review. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Administrative Review of Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China; 2018–2019: Respondent Selection,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cases Pencils from the People’s Republic of China; 2018–2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19873 China. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 9609.1010. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description is dispositive. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Partial Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, ‘‘in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review.’’ SFTC withdrew its request for review within the 90-day limit. Because we received no other requests for review of SFTC, we are rescinding the administrative review with respect to SFTC. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Based on an analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) information and information provided by Wah Yuen, Commerce preliminarily determines that Wah Yuen had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.6 For additional information regarding this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Consistent with our practice in non-market economy (NME) cases, we intend to complete the review with respect to Wah Yuen and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.7 China-Wide Entity Commerce’s policy regarding conditional review of the China-wide entity applies to this administrative review.8 Under this policy, the Chinawide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a review of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the China-wide entity, the 6 See Wah Yuen’s Letters, ‘‘Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Comments on CBP Entry Summary Documentation,’’ dated October 12, 2020; and ‘‘Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Comments on CBP Entry Summary Documentation,’’ dated February 1, 2021. 7 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694–95 (October 24, 2011). 8 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). E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 19874 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices entity is not under review, and the entity’s rate of 114.90 percent is not subject to change.9 Aside from Wah Yuen, which we preliminarily find made no shipments, and SFTC, for which the review is being rescinded, Commerce considers all other companies for which a review was requested and which did not demonstrate separate rate eligibility to be part of the China-wide entity.10 Accordingly, for the preliminary results, we consider Tianjin Tonghe and Ningbo Homey, neither of which submitted a separate rate application, to be part of the China-wide entity. For additional information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment Normally, Commerce discloses the calculations used in its analysis to parties in a review within five days of the date of publication of the notice of preliminary results, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, in this case, there are no calculations on the record to disclose. Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review.11 Rebuttal briefs may be filed no later than seven days after the written comments are filed, and all rebuttal comments must be limited to comments raised in the case briefs.12 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.13 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the 9 See Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission; 2014–2015, 81 FR 83201, 83202 (November 21, 2016), unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015, 82 FR 24675 (May 30, 2017), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 10 See Initiation Notice (‘‘All firms listed below that wish to qualify for separate rate status in the administrative reviews involving NME countries must complete, as appropriate, either a separate rate application or certification, as described below.’’). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 13 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a 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 the party’s name, address, telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, we intend to hold the hearing at the date and time to be determined.14 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Unless otherwise extended, we intend to issue the final results of this review, which will include the results of our analysis of the issues raised in any briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(h). this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) Wah Yuen’s cash deposit rate will continue to be its existing exporterspecific rate; 15 (2) for previously investigated or reviewed 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; (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; and (4) for all nonChinese 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 cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping (AD) duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b). If Commerce continues to find that Tianjin Tonghe and Ningbo Homey are part of the China-wide entity in the final results, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to liquidate POR entries of subject merchandise from these companies at the China-wide rate. Moreover, if Commerce continues to make a no-shipment finding for Wah Yuen in the final results, any suspended entries of subject merchandise associated with Wah Yuen will also be liquidated at the China-wide rate. Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For the rescinded company SFTC, AD duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated AD duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of this notice. Notification to Importers Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of 14 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 AD duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of AD duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double AD duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing the preliminary results of this administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(l) and 777(i)(l) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: April 8, 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. Period of Review IV. Scope of the Order V. Selection of Respondents VI. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments VII. Discussion of the Methodology 15 See Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014–2015, 81 FR 74764 (October 27, 2016), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–07728 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; West Coast Region Groundfish Trawl Fishery Monitoring and Catch Accounting Program The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on December 22, 2020 (85 FR 83517) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: West Coast Region Groundfish Trawl Fishery Monitoring and Catch Accounting Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0619. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 153 Average Hours per Response: For 5 existing observer providers: 2 hours for preparation and submission of the annual observer provider permit renewal application. For 1 new observer provider: 10 hours for observer provider permit application preparation and submission. For 1 observer provider: 4 hours for a written response and submission of an appeal if an observer provider permit is denied. For 45 catch monitors: 1 hour for submission of qualifications to work as a catch monitor. For 5 catch monitors: 4 hours for a written response and submission of an appeal if a catch monitor permit is denied. For 16 vessels in the Mothership or Catcher/Processor fleet, 30 minutes or less for satisfying VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 requirements for use of at-sea scales, including daily testing reports (30 minutes), daily catch and cumulative weight reports (10 minutes), audit trail (1 minute), calibration log (2 minutes), and fault log (3 minutes). Total Annual Burden Hours: 447 hours. Needs and Uses: As part of its fishery management responsibilities, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) collects information to determine the amount and type of catch taken by fishing vessels. This collection supports monitoring requirements including scale test requirements for first receivers in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery’s shorebased individual fishery quota (IFQ) program; and mothership and catcher/processors in the at-sea whiting fisheries. The collection also supports permits for businesses that provide certified observer and certified catch monitor services. The respondents are principally shorebased first receivers, catch monitor and observer service providers, mothership processors, and catcher/processors, which are companies/partnerships. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Reporting on occasion, daily, weekly, or annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0648–0619. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–07743 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19875 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; West Coast Region Vessel Monitoring System Requirement in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on January 11, 2021, (86 FR 1947), during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: West Coast Region Vessel Monitoring System Requirement in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. OMB Control Number: 0648–0573. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,000. Average Hours per Response: Four hours to install and activate a VMS unit; one hour to maintain a VMS unit, five minutes to complete and fax a check-in report or to complete an exemption report; four minutes for a declaration report. Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,021. Needs and Uses: This is a request for a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-827]


Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 
Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Rescission of Review, in 
Part; 2018-2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. and Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co. 
Ltd. (collectively, Wah Yuen) had no shipments of certain cased pencils 
from the People's Republic of China (China) during the period of review 
(POR) December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019. Commerce also 
preliminarily determines that Tianjin Tonghe Stationery Co., Ltd. 
(Tianjin Tonghe) and Ningbo Homey Union Co., Ltd. (Ningbo Homey) are 
part of the China-wide entity. Finally, we are rescinding the review 
with respect to Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade 
Co., Ltd. (SFTC). We invite interested parties to comment on these 
preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable April 15, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Balbontin, 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) 482-6478.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce published the initiation of this administrative review on 
February 6, 2020.\1\ The POR is December 1, 2018, through November 30, 
2019. After publication of the Initiation Notice, SFTC timely withdrew 
its request for a review,\2\ and we selected Wah Yuen \3\ as the sole 
mandatory respondent.\4\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 6896 (February 6, 2020) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \2\ See SFTC's Letter, ``Orient International Holding Shanghai 
Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.'s Withdrawal of Request for Review: 
Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Cased Pencils 
from the People's Republic of China,'' dated March 9, 2020.
    \3\ Commerce determined that Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. and 
Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. are affiliated and should be 
treated as a single entity in prior administrative reviews. See 
Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014-
2015, 81 FR 37573 (June 10, 2016), and accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum at 9-10, unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from 
the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
New Shipper Review; 2014-2015, 81 FR 74764 (October 27, 2016). 
Consistent with prior determinations, we are continuing to treat 
these companies as a single entity for purposes of this 
administrative review.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Antidumping Administrative Review of 
Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China; 2018-
2019: Respondent Selection,'' dated April 24, 2020.
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\5\ 
A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
included as an appendix to this notice.
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    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cases 
Pencils from the People's Republic of China; 2018-2019,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on 
file electronically via the 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 on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order includes certain cased pencils 
from China. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 
9609.1010. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written product description is dispositive. 
For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Partial Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 
administrative review, ``in whole or in part, if a party that requested 
a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of notice of initiation of the requested review.'' SFTC 
withdrew its request for review within the 90-day limit. Because we 
received no other requests for review of SFTC, we are rescinding the 
administrative review with respect to SFTC.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Based on an analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
information and information provided by Wah Yuen, Commerce 
preliminarily determines that Wah Yuen had no shipments of subject 
merchandise during the POR.\6\ For additional information regarding 
this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Consistent 
with our practice in non-market economy (NME) cases, we intend to 
complete the review with respect to Wah Yuen and issue appropriate 
instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.\7\
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    \6\ See Wah Yuen's Letters, ``Certain Cased Pencils from the 
People's Republic of China: Comments on CBP Entry Summary 
Documentation,'' dated October 12, 2020; and ``Certain Cased Pencils 
from the People's Republic of China: Comments on CBP Entry Summary 
Documentation,'' dated February 1, 2021.
    \7\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694-95 (October 24, 2011).
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China-Wide Entity

    Commerce's policy regarding conditional review of the China-wide 
entity applies to this administrative review.\8\ 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 entity. Because 
no party requested a review of the China-wide entity, the

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entity is not under review, and the entity's rate of 114.90 percent is 
not subject to change.\9\
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    \8\ 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).
    \9\ See Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review 
and Partial Rescission; 2014-2015, 81 FR 83201, 83202 (November 21, 
2016), unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic 
of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2014-2015, 82 FR 24675 (May 30, 2017), and accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.
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    Aside from Wah Yuen, which we preliminarily find made no shipments, 
and SFTC, for which the review is being rescinded, Commerce considers 
all other companies for which a review was requested and which did not 
demonstrate separate rate eligibility to be part of the China-wide 
entity.\10\ Accordingly, for the preliminary results, we consider 
Tianjin Tonghe and Ningbo Homey, neither of which submitted a separate 
rate application, to be part of the China-wide entity. For additional 
information, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \10\ See Initiation Notice (``All firms listed below that wish 
to qualify for separate rate status in the administrative reviews 
involving NME countries must complete, as appropriate, either a 
separate rate application or certification, as described below.'').
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Normally, Commerce discloses the calculations used in its analysis 
to parties in a review within five days of the date of publication of 
the notice of preliminary results, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b). However, in this case, there are no calculations on the 
record to disclose.
    Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days 
after the date of publication of these preliminary results of 
review.\11\ Rebuttal briefs may be filed no later than seven days after 
the written comments are filed, and all rebuttal comments must be 
limited to comments raised in the case briefs.\12\ 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.\13\
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \13\ 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 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 
the party's name, address, telephone number, the number of 
participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request 
for a hearing is made, we intend to hold the hearing at the date and 
time to be determined.\14\ Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled 
date.
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    Unless otherwise extended, we intend to issue the final results of 
this review, which will include the results of our analysis of the 
issues raised in any briefs, within 120 days of publication of these 
preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 
CFR 351.213(h).

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce will determine, and 
CBP shall assess, antidumping (AD) duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b). If 
Commerce continues to find that Tianjin Tonghe and Ningbo Homey are 
part of the China-wide entity in the final results, Commerce intends to 
instruct CBP to liquidate POR entries of subject merchandise from these 
companies at the China-wide rate. Moreover, if Commerce continues to 
make a no-shipment finding for Wah Yuen in the final results, any 
suspended entries of subject merchandise associated with Wah Yuen will 
also be liquidated at the China-wide rate. Commerce intends to issue 
assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date 
of publication of the final results of this review.
    For the rescinded company SFTC, AD duties shall be assessed at 
rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated AD duties required at the 
time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue 
assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date 
of publication of this notice.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) Wah Yuen's cash deposit rate will continue 
to be its existing exporter-specific rate; \15\ (2) for previously 
investigated or reviewed 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; (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; 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 cash deposit requirements, when 
imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \15\ See Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014-
2015, 81 FR 74764 (October 27, 2016), and accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.
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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 AD duties prior to liquidation of the 
relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that reimbursement 
of AD duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double AD 
duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

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

    Dated: April 8, 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. Period of Review
IV. Scope of the Order
V. Selection of Respondents
VI. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
VII. Discussion of the Methodology

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VIII. Recommendation

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