Certain Aluminum Foil From Brazil: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 23678-23680 [2021-09319]

Download as PDF 23678 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 4, 2021 / Notices air pollution controls are not excluded from the scope of these proceedings. Engines that may be certified under both 40 CFR part 1054 as well as other parts of subchapter U remain subject to the scope of these proceedings. Certain small vertical shaft engines, whether or not mounted on non-hand-held outdoor power equipment, including but not limited to walk-behind lawn mowers and pressure washers, are included in the scope. However, if a subject engine is imported mounted on such equipment, only the engine is covered by the scope. Subject merchandise includes certain small vertical shaft engines produced in the subject country whether mounted on outdoor power equipment in the subject country or in a third country. Subject engines are covered whether or not they are accompanied by other parts. For purposes of these orders, an unfinished engine covers at a minimum a sub-assembly comprised of, but not limited to, the following components: Crankcase, crankshaft, camshaft, piston(s), and connecting rod(s). Importation of these components together, whether assembled or unassembled, and whether or not accompanied by additional components such as a sump, carburetor spacer, cylinder head(s), valve train, or valve cover(s), constitutes an unfinished engine for purposes of these orders. The inclusion of other products such as spark plugs fitted into the cylinder head or electrical devices (e.g., ignition coils) for synchronizing with the engine to supply tension current does not remove the product from the scope. The inclusion of any other components not identified as comprising the unfinished engine subassembly in a third country does not remove the engine from the scope. Specifically excluded from the scope of these orders are ‘‘Commercial’’ or ‘‘Heavy Commercial’’ engines under 40 CFR 1054.107 and 40 CFR 1054.135 that have (1) a displacement of 160cc or greater, (2) a cast Appendix II—Separate Rate Companies Exporter Producer Non-individually-examined exporters receiving separate rates Producers supplying the non-individually-examined exporters receiving separate rates Changzhou Kawasaki and Kwang Yang Engine Co., Ltd ....................... Chongqing Chen Hui Electric Machinery Co., Ltd ................................... Chongqing Chen Hui Electric Machinery Co., Ltd ................................... Chongqing HWASDAN Power Technology Co., Ltd ................................ Chongqing Rato Technology Co., Ltd ...................................................... CHONGQING SENCI IMPORT&EXPORT TRADE CO., LTD ................. CHONGQING SENCI IMPORT&EXPORT TRADE CO., LTD ................. Jialing-Honda Motors Co., Ltd .................................................................. Loncin Motor Co., Ltd ............................................................................... Wenling Qianjiang Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd .................................................. Wenling Qianjiang Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd .................................................. Zhejiang Amerisun Technology Co., Ltd .................................................. Zhejiang Amerisun Technology Co., Ltd .................................................. Zhejiang Amerisun Technology Co., Ltd .................................................. Zhejiang Amerisun Technology Co., Ltd .................................................. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–856] Certain Aluminum Foil From Brazil: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from Brazil is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Interested parties SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 May 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 Changzhou Kawasaki and Kwang Yang Engine Co., Ltd. CHONGQING AM PRIDE POWER & MACHINERY CO., LTD. Chongqing Kohler Motors Co., Ltd. Chongqing HWASDAN Power Technology Co., Ltd. Chongqing Rato Technology Co., Ltd. CHONGQING AM PRIDE POWER & MACHINERY CO., LTD. Chongqing Zongshen General Power Machines Co., Ltd. Jialing-Honda Motors Co., Ltd. Loncin Motor Co., Ltd. Chongqing Rato Technology Co., Ltd. QIANJIANG GROUP WENLING JENNFENG INDUSTRY INC. CHONGQING DINKING POWER MACHINERY CO., LTD. Chongqing Rato Technology Co., Ltd. LONCIN MOTOR CO., LTD. Zhejiang Dobest Power Tools Co., Ltd. are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable May 4, 2021. [FR Doc. 2021–09318 Filed 5–3–21; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES iron cylinder liner, (3) an automatic compression release, and (4) and a muffler with at least three chambers and volume greater than 400cc. The engines subject to these orders are predominantly classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 8407.90.1010. The engine subassemblies that are subject to these orders enter under HTSUS 8409.91.9990. The mounted engines that are subject to these orders enter under HTSUS 8433.11.0050, 8433.11.0060, and 8424.30.9000. Engines subject to these orders may also enter under HTSUS 8407.90.1020, 8407.90.9040, and 8407.90.9060. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only, and the written description of the orders is dispositive. George McMahon, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1167. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On September 29, 2020, the Aluminum Association Trade Enforcement Working Group and its individual members 1 (collectively, the 1 The individual members of the Aluminum Association Trade Enforcement Group include Granges Americas Inc, JW Aluminum Company and Novelis Corporation. The petitioners indicated that Novelis Corporation acquired Aleris Corporation (including all of Aleris’ aluminum foil-related operations), effective April 14, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 petitioners) requested the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on aluminum foil from five countries.2 On October 19, 2020, Commerce initiated the antidumping duty investigation on aluminum foil from Brazil.3 On February 17, 2021, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation, and the revised deadline is now April 27, 2021.4 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary 2 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Certain Aluminum Foil from Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey— Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties,’’ dated September 29, 2020. 3 See Certain Aluminum Foil from the Republic of Armenia, Brazil, the Sultanate of Oman, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 85 FR 67711 (October 26, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 4 See Certain Aluminum Foil from the Republic of Armenia, Brazil, the Sultanate of Oman, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 86 FR 9909 (February 17, 2021). E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 4, 2021 / Notices Decision Memorandum.5 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II 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 http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is aluminum foil from Brazil. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES In accordance with the Preamble to Commerce’s regulations,6 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).7 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments and rebuttal responses submitted to the record for this investigation, and accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments timely received, see the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.8 As discussed in the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum, Commerce is preliminarily not modifying the scope language as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. The Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum establishes the deadline to submit scope case briefs.9 There will 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Less-ThanFair-Value Investigation of Certain Aluminum Foil from Brazil,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 6 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 7 See Initiation Notice. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Aluminum Foil from the Republic of Armenia, Brazil, the Sultanate of Oman, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum). 9 Case briefs, other written comments, and rebuttal briefs submitted by parties in response to this preliminary LTFV determination should not include scope-related issues. See Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum; see also ‘‘Public Comment’’ section of this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 May 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 be no further opportunity for comments on scope-related issues. Methodology Commerce is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. Commerce has calculated export prices in accordance with section 772(a) of the Act. Normal value (NV) is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. Furthermore, pursuant to section 776(a) and (b) of the Act, Commerce has preliminarily relied upon facts otherwise available with an adverse inference for Arconic Ind. E Com de Metias LTDA (Arconic). For a full description of the methodology underlying the preliminary determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. All-Others Rate Sections 733(d)(1)(ii) and 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provide that in the preliminary determination Commerce shall determine an estimated all-others rate for all exporters and producers not individually examined. Pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, this rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. In this investigation, Commerce preliminarily calculated an individual estimated weighted-average dumping margin for Companhia Brasiliera de Alumı´nio (CBA Alumı´nio) and CBA Itapissuma 10 (collectively, CBA) and assigned a rate based entirely on facts available to Arconic, the two respondents selected for individual examination in this investigation. Because the only individually calculated dumping margin not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts otherwise available, is the estimated weighted-average dumping margin calculated for CBA, we have assigned the margin calculated for CBA to all other producers and exporters, pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act. Preliminary Determination Commerce preliminarily determines that the following estimated weightedaverage dumping margins exist: 10 Id. 11 Commerce preliminarily determines that Companhia Brasiliera de Alumı´nio and CBA Itapissuma are affiliated, within the meaning of 771(33)(E) and (G) of the Act, and should be treated as a single entity, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.401(f). See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exporter or producer Arconic Ind. E Com de Metias LTDA ....................................... Companhia Brasiliera de Alumı´nio/CBA Itapissuma 11 .... All Others .................................... 23679 Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) * 63.05 13.87 13.87 * Adverse Facts Available (AFA). Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of entries of subject merchandise, as described in Appendix I, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Further, pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), Commerce will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit for estimated antidumping duties as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the respondents listed above will be equal to the company-specific estimated weightedaverage dumping margins determined in this preliminary determination; (2) if the exporter is not a respondent identified above, but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be equal to the company-specific estimated weightedaverage dumping margin established for that producer of the subject merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers and exporters will be equal to the all-others estimated weighted-average dumping margin. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis performed to interested parties in this preliminary determination within five days of any public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Verification As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to verify the information relied upon in making its final determination. Normally, Commerce verifies information using standard procedures, including an onsite examination of original accounting, financial, and sales documentation. However, due to current travel restrictions in response to the global COVID–19 pandemic, Commerce is E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 23680 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 4, 2021 / Notices unable to conduct on-site verification in this investigation. Accordingly, we intend to verify the information relied upon in making the final determination through alternative means in lieu of an on-site verification. Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments on non-scope issues may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. A timeline for the submission of case briefs and written comments will be provided to interested parties at a later date. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in these case briefs, may be submitted no later than seven days after the deadline date for case briefs.12 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation 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. Commerce has 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 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 the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary 12 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements); Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020) (Temporary Rule); and Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 13 See Temporary Rule. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 May 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the petitioner. Section 351.210(e)(2) of Commerce’s regulations requires that a request by exporters for postponement of the final determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months in duration. On March 23, 2021, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e), CBA requested that Commerce postpone the final determination and that provisional measures be extended to a period not to exceed six months.14 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporters account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, Commerce is postponing the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, Commerce will make its final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the Act. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary determination. If the final determination is affirmative, then the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after the final determination whether imports of aluminum foil from Brazil are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.205(c). 14 See CBA’s Letter, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation of Aluminum Foil from Brazil: Request for Postponement of Final Determination and Provisional Measures Period,’’ dated March 23, 2021. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: April 27, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I—Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is aluminum foil having a thickness of 0.2 mm or less, in reels exceeding 25 pounds, regardless of width. Aluminum foil is made from an aluminum alloy that contains more than 92 percent aluminum. Aluminum foil may be made to ASTM specification ASTM B479, but can also be made to other specifications. Regardless of specification, however, all aluminum foil meeting the scope description is included in the scope, including aluminum foil to which lubricant has been applied to one or both sides of the foil. Excluded from the scope of this investigation is aluminum foil that is backed with paper, paperboard, plastics, or similar backing materials on one side or both sides of the aluminum foil, as well as etched capacitor foil and aluminum foil that is cut to shape. Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set forth above. The products under investigation are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7607.11.3000, 7607.11.6090, 7607.11.9030, 7607.11.9060, 7607.11.9090, and 7607.19.6000. Further, merchandise that falls within the scope of this proceeding may also be entered into the United States under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3060, 7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3045, 7606.12.3055, 7606.12.3091, 7606.12.3096, 7606.12.6000, 7606.91.3095, 7606.91.6095, 7606.92.3035, and 7606.92.6095. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Scope of Investigation V. Scope Comments VI. Application of Facts Available and Use of Adverse Inferences VII. Affiliation, Collapsing, and Preliminary Successor-In-Interest Determination VIII. Discussion of the Methodology IX. Currency Conversion X. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–09319 Filed 5–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 84 (Tuesday, May 4, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-856]


Certain Aluminum Foil From Brazil: Preliminary Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final 
Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from Brazil is being, or is 
likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). 
The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2019, through June 30, 
2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary 
determination.

DATES: Applicable May 4, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George McMahon, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1167.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 
733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On September 
29, 2020, the Aluminum Association Trade Enforcement Working Group and 
its individual members \1\ (collectively, the petitioners) requested 
the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on aluminum 
foil from five countries.\2\ On October 19, 2020, Commerce initiated 
the antidumping duty investigation on aluminum foil from Brazil.\3\ On 
February 17, 2021, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of 
this investigation, and the revised deadline is now April 27, 2021.\4\ 
For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation 
of this investigation, see the Preliminary

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Decision Memorandum.\5\ A list of topics included in the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II 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 http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.
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    \1\ The individual members of the Aluminum Association Trade 
Enforcement Group include Granges Americas Inc, JW Aluminum Company 
and Novelis Corporation. The petitioners indicated that Novelis 
Corporation acquired Aleris Corporation (including all of Aleris' 
aluminum foil-related operations), effective April 14, 2020.
    \2\ See Petitioners' Letter, ``Certain Aluminum Foil from 
Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey--Petition for the 
Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties,'' dated 
September 29, 2020.
    \3\ See Certain Aluminum Foil from the Republic of Armenia, 
Brazil, the Sultanate of Oman, the Russian Federation, and the 
Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigations, 85 FR 67711 (October 26, 2020) (Initiation Notice).
    \4\ See Certain Aluminum Foil from the Republic of Armenia, 
Brazil, the Sultanate of Oman, the Russian Federation, and the 
Republic of Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in 
the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 86 FR 9909 (February 17, 
2021).
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Certain 
Aluminum Foil from Brazil,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is aluminum foil from 
Brazil. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, 
see Appendix I.

Scope Comments

    In accordance with the Preamble to Commerce's regulations,\6\ the 
Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise 
issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).\7\ Certain interested 
parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in 
the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments 
and rebuttal responses submitted to the record for this investigation, 
and accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments timely 
received, see the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.\8\ As 
discussed in the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum, Commerce is 
preliminarily not modifying the scope language as it appeared in the 
Initiation Notice.
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    \6\ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 
62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997).
    \7\ See Initiation Notice.
    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Investigations of Certain Aluminum Foil from the Republic of 
Armenia, Brazil, the Sultanate of Oman, the Russian Federation, and 
the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum,'' 
dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Scope Decision 
Memorandum).
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    The Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum establishes the deadline 
to submit scope case briefs.\9\ There will be no further opportunity 
for comments on scope-related issues.
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    \9\ Case briefs, other written comments, and rebuttal briefs 
submitted by parties in response to this preliminary LTFV 
determination should not include scope-related issues. See 
Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum; see also ``Public Comment'' 
section of this notice.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. Commerce has calculated export prices in 
accordance with section 772(a) of the Act. Normal value (NV) is 
calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. Furthermore, 
pursuant to section 776(a) and (b) of the Act, Commerce has 
preliminarily relied upon facts otherwise available with an adverse 
inference for Arconic Ind. E Com de Metias LTDA (Arconic). For a full 
description of the methodology underlying the preliminary 
determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

All-Others Rate

    Sections 733(d)(1)(ii) and 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provide that in 
the preliminary determination Commerce shall determine an estimated 
all-others rate for all exporters and producers not individually 
examined. Pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, this rate shall 
be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weighted-
average dumping margins established for exporters and producers 
individually investigated, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, 
or determined entirely under section 776 of the Act.
    In this investigation, Commerce preliminarily calculated an 
individual estimated weighted-average dumping margin for Companhia 
Brasiliera de Alum[iacute]nio (CBA Alum[iacute]nio) and CBA Itapissuma 
\10\ (collectively, CBA) and assigned a rate based entirely on facts 
available to Arconic, the two respondents selected for individual 
examination in this investigation. Because the only individually 
calculated dumping margin not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on 
facts otherwise available, is the estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin calculated for CBA, we have assigned the margin calculated for 
CBA to all other producers and exporters, pursuant to section 
735(c)(5)(A) of the Act.
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    \10\ Id.
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Preliminary Determination

    Commerce preliminarily determines that the following estimated 
weighted-average dumping margins exist:
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    \11\ Commerce preliminarily determines that Companhia Brasiliera 
de Alum[iacute]nio and CBA Itapissuma are affiliated, within the 
meaning of 771(33)(E) and (G) of the Act, and should be treated as a 
single entity, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.401(f). See Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.

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                                                               Estimated
                                                               weighted-
                                                                average
                    Exporter or producer                        dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Arconic Ind. E Com de Metias LTDA...........................     * 63.05
Companhia Brasiliera de Alum[iacute]nio/CBA Itapissuma \11\.       13.87
All Others..................................................       13.87
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* Adverse Facts Available (AFA).

Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce will 
direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation 
of entries of subject merchandise, as described in Appendix I, entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
    Further, pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.205(d), Commerce will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit for 
estimated antidumping duties as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for 
the respondents listed above will be equal to the company-specific 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins determined in this 
preliminary determination; (2) if the exporter is not a respondent 
identified above, but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will 
be equal to the company-specific estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin established for that producer of the subject merchandise; and 
(3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers and exporters will be 
equal to the all-others estimated weighted-average dumping margin. 
These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect 
until further notice.

Disclosure

    Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis 
performed to interested parties in this preliminary determination 
within five days of any public announcement or, if there is no public 
announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this 
notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to 
verify the information relied upon in making its final determination. 
Normally, Commerce verifies information using standard procedures, 
including an on-site examination of original accounting, financial, and 
sales documentation. However, due to current travel restrictions in 
response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Commerce is

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unable to conduct on-site verification in this investigation. 
Accordingly, we intend to verify the information relied upon in making 
the final determination through alternative means in lieu of an on-site 
verification.

Public Comment

    Case briefs or other written comments on non-scope issues may be 
submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. A 
timeline for the submission of case briefs and written comments will be 
provided to interested parties at a later date. Rebuttal briefs, 
limited to issues raised in these case briefs, may be submitted no 
later than seven days after the deadline date for case briefs.\12\ 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case 
briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation 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. Commerce has 
modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing 
business proprietary information until further notice.\13\
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements); Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service 
Requirements Due to COVID-19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020) 
(Temporary Rule); and Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service 
Requirements Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 
41363 (July 10, 2020).
    \13\ See Temporary Rule.
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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 
the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of 
participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list 
of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, 
Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be 
determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and 
location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date.

Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination 
may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement 
is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of 
exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative 
preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by 
the petitioner. Section 351.210(e)(2) of Commerce's regulations 
requires that a request by exporters for postponement of the final 
determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional 
measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months 
in duration.
    On March 23, 2021, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e), CBA requested 
that Commerce postpone the final determination and that provisional 
measures be extended to a period not to exceed six months.\14\ In 
accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination is 
affirmative; (2) the requesting exporters account for a significant 
proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling 
reasons for denial exist, Commerce is postponing the final 
determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month 
period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, Commerce 
will make its final determination no later than 135 days after the date 
of publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 
735(a)(2) of the Act.
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    \14\ See CBA's Letter, ``Antidumping Duty Investigation of 
Aluminum Foil from Brazil: Request for Postponement of Final 
Determination and Provisional Measures Period,'' dated March 23, 
2021.
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International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify 
the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary 
determination. If the final determination is affirmative, then the ITC 
will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this 
preliminary determination or 45 days after the final determination 
whether imports of aluminum foil from Brazil are materially injuring, 
or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: April 27, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I--Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is aluminum foil 
having a thickness of 0.2 mm or less, in reels exceeding 25 pounds, 
regardless of width. Aluminum foil is made from an aluminum alloy 
that contains more than 92 percent aluminum. Aluminum foil may be 
made to ASTM specification ASTM B479, but can also be made to other 
specifications. Regardless of specification, however, all aluminum 
foil meeting the scope description is included in the scope, 
including aluminum foil to which lubricant has been applied to one 
or both sides of the foil.
    Excluded from the scope of this investigation is aluminum foil 
that is backed with paper, paperboard, plastics, or similar backing 
materials on one side or both sides of the aluminum foil, as well as 
etched capacitor foil and aluminum foil that is cut to shape. Where 
the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the 
scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement 
would place it within the scope based on the definitions set forth 
above. The products under investigation are currently classifiable 
under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
subheadings 7607.11.3000, 7607.11.6090, 7607.11.9030, 7607.11.9060, 
7607.11.9090, and 7607.19.6000.
    Further, merchandise that falls within the scope of this 
proceeding may also be entered into the United States under HTSUS 
subheadings 7606.11.3060, 7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3045, 7606.12.3055, 
7606.12.3091, 7606.12.3096, 7606.12.6000, 7606.91.3095, 
7606.91.6095, 7606.92.3035, and 7606.92.6095. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope of this investigation is 
dispositive.

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

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Investigation
IV. Scope of Investigation
V. Scope Comments
VI. Application of Facts Available and Use of Adverse Inferences
VII. Affiliation, Collapsing, and Preliminary Successor-In-Interest 
Determination
VIII. Discussion of the Methodology
IX. Currency Conversion
X. Recommendation

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