Aluminum Wire and Cable From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019, 36522-36523 [2021-14748]

Download as PDF 36522 Notices Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 130 Monday, July 12, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–51–2021] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 84— Houston, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Reslink Product Center (Sand Screens and Related Accessories); Baytown and Houston, Texas Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Reslink Product Center (STC Reslink) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Baytown and Houston, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on July 1, 2021. STC Reslink already has authority to produce sand screens and related accessories within Subzone 84AA. The current request would add a foreign status material/component to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreignstatus material/component described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt STC Reslink from customs duty payments on the foreignstatus material/component used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status material/ component noted below, STC Reslink would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to sand screens (with or without filters), swell packers, joint adapters (bottom or top), and jumper tubes (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 5.0%). STC Reslink would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The material/component sourced from abroad is cold-rolled stainless steel sheet metal with punched holes (dutyfree). The request indicates that the material/component is subject to duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232) and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 232 and 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 August 23, 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 Juanita Chen at juanita.chen@trade.gov or 202–482–1378. Dated: July 7, 2021. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–14749 Filed 7–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–20–2021] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 177— Evansville, Indiana; Authorization of Production Activity; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Pharmaceutical Products); Mount Vernon, Indiana On March 9, 2021, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility within Subzone 177A, in Mount Vernon, Indiana. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (86 FR 14578, March 17, 2021). On July 7, 2021, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: July 7, 2021. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–14704 Filed 7–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–096] Aluminum Wire and Cable From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on aluminum wire and cable from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) April 8, 2019, through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 12, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Monks, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2670. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 2, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on aluminum wire and cable from China covering the POR.1 On December 31, 2020, Commerce received timely requests for review of several companies from Encore Wire Corporation (Encore) and Southwire Company LLC 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 85 FR 77433 (December 2, 2020) (Opportunity Notice). E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 130 / Monday, July 12, 2021 / Notices (collectively, the petitioners),2 and separately, Repwire LLC (Repwire).3 On February 4, 2020, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice initiating an administrative review of ICF Cable and Jin Tiong Electrical Materials Manufacturer PTE. Limited (Jin Tiong) (collectively, the Companies Subject to the Review).4 On February 10, 2021, we notified interested parties that information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)’s database, which is comprised of actual U.S. entries of subject merchandise, indicated that there were no POR entries of aluminum wire and cable from China that are subject to CVD duties with respect to the Companies Subject to the Review.5 We invited interested parties to comment on the CBP Entry Data.6 On February 18, 2021, Encore submitted comments in response to the CBP Entry Data, alleging that ICF Cable exported Chinese-origin subject merchandise to the United States during the POR, and requested that Commerce select ICF Cable as a mandatory respondent in the instant review.7 On March 26, 2021, we requested that CBP confirm whether any shipments of aluminum wire and cable from China, produced and/or exported by ICF Cable or Jin Tiong entered the United States during the POR.8 On April 1, 2021, CBP confirmed that there were no shipments of subject merchandise produced and/or exported by ICF Cable or Jin Tiong during the POR.9 We invited interested parties to comment on CBP’s khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 2 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 31, 2020. 3 See Repwire’s Letter, ‘‘Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People’s Republic of China, C–570– 096; Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 31, 2020. 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 8171 (February 4, 2021) (Initiation Notice); see also, Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 17135 (April 1, 2021) (Revised Initiation Notice). 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Results of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Data Query,’’ dated February 10, 2021 (CBP Entry Data). 6 Id. 7 See Encore’s Letter, ‘‘Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People’s Republic of China: Comments on Customs Data and Respondent Selection,’’ dated February 18, 2021 (Encore’s Respondent Selection Comments). 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People’s Republic of China; No Shipment Inquiry for ICF Cable and Jin Tiong Electrical Materials Manufacturer PTE. Limited during the period 04/08/2019 through 12/31/2019,’’ dated April 13, 2021 (CBP’s Confirmation of No Shipments) at Attachment. 9 Id. at 1. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 Confirmation of No Shipments.10 On April 19, 2021, Encore submitted timely comments in response to CBP’s Confirmation of No Shipments.11 In its comments, Encore reiterated its claim that ICF Cable made sales, shipments, and/or exports of aluminum wire and cable produced in China during the POR without paying applicable cash deposits, and requested that Commerce issue a quantity and value questionnaire to ICF Cable.12 Our analysis of the record leads us to conclude that there are no reviewable entries of aluminum wire and cable from China during the POR. For a full discussion of the comments raised by Encore and our analysis, see the Rescission Memorandum.13 Rescission of Review It is Commerce’s practice to rescind an administrative review of a CVD order, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), when there are no reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which liquidation is suspended.14 Normally, upon completion of an administrative review, the suspended entries are liquidated at the CVD assessment rate calculated for the review period.15 Therefore, for an administrative review to be conducted, there must be a reviewable, suspended entry that Commerce can instruct CBP to liquidate at the CVD assessment rate calculated for the review period.16 Accordingly, in the absence of suspended entries of subject merchandise during the POR for either of the companies named in the Initiation Notice, we are hereby rescinding this administrative review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). Assessment Rates Commerce will instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. Because Commerce is rescinding this review in its entirety, the entries to which this administrative review pertained shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required 10 See Memorandum, ‘‘Deadline for Rebuttal Factual Information,’’ dated April 14, 2021. 11 See Encore’s Letter, ‘‘Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People’s Republic of China: Comments on CBP No Shipments Response,’’ dated April 19, 2021 (Encore’s Rebuttal Comments). 12 Id. 13 See Memorandum, ‘‘Rescission of the 2019 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Rescission Memorandum). 14 See, e.g., Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015, 82 FR 14349 (March 20, 2017). 15 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2). 16 See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36523 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 appropriate assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to the administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: July 6, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–14748 Filed 7–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–504] Petroleum Wax Candles From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Fifth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles (candles) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable July 12, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasun Moy, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-096]


Aluminum Wire and Cable From the People's Republic of China: 
Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on 
aluminum wire and cable from the People's Republic of China (China) for 
the period of review (POR) April 8, 2019, through December 31, 2019.

DATES: Applicable July 12, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Monks, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2670.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 2, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD 
order on aluminum wire and cable from China covering the POR.\1\ On 
December 31, 2020, Commerce received timely requests for review of 
several companies from Encore Wire Corporation (Encore) and Southwire 
Company LLC

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(collectively, the petitioners),\2\ and separately, Repwire LLC 
(Repwire).\3\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 85 FR 77433 (December 2, 2020) (Opportunity Notice).
    \2\ See Petitioners' Letter, ``Aluminum Wire and Cable from the 
People's Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review,'' 
dated December 31, 2020.
    \3\ See Repwire's Letter, ``Aluminum Wire and Cable from the 
People's Republic of China, C-570-096; Request for Administrative 
Review,'' dated December 31, 2020.
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    On February 4, 2020, in accordance with section 751(a) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce published in the 
Federal Register a notice initiating an administrative review of ICF 
Cable and Jin Tiong Electrical Materials Manufacturer PTE. Limited (Jin 
Tiong) (collectively, the Companies Subject to the Review).\4\ On 
February 10, 2021, we notified interested parties that information from 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)'s database, which is comprised 
of actual U.S. entries of subject merchandise, indicated that there 
were no POR entries of aluminum wire and cable from China that are 
subject to CVD duties with respect to the Companies Subject to the 
Review.\5\ We invited interested parties to comment on the CBP Entry 
Data.\6\ On February 18, 2021, Encore submitted comments in response to 
the CBP Entry Data, alleging that ICF Cable exported Chinese-origin 
subject merchandise to the United States during the POR, and requested 
that Commerce select ICF Cable as a mandatory respondent in the instant 
review.\7\
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    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 8171 (February 4, 2021) (Initiation 
Notice); see also, Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 17135 (April 1, 2021) (Revised 
Initiation Notice).
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Results of U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection Data Query,'' dated February 10, 2021 (CBP Entry Data).
    \6\ Id.
    \7\ See Encore's Letter, ``Aluminum Wire and Cable from the 
People's Republic of China: Comments on Customs Data and Respondent 
Selection,'' dated February 18, 2021 (Encore's Respondent Selection 
Comments).
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    On March 26, 2021, we requested that CBP confirm whether any 
shipments of aluminum wire and cable from China, produced and/or 
exported by ICF Cable or Jin Tiong entered the United States during the 
POR.\8\ On April 1, 2021, CBP confirmed that there were no shipments of 
subject merchandise produced and/or exported by ICF Cable or Jin Tiong 
during the POR.\9\ We invited interested parties to comment on CBP's 
Confirmation of No Shipments.\10\ On April 19, 2021, Encore submitted 
timely comments in response to CBP's Confirmation of No Shipments.\11\ 
In its comments, Encore reiterated its claim that ICF Cable made sales, 
shipments, and/or exports of aluminum wire and cable produced in China 
during the POR without paying applicable cash deposits, and requested 
that Commerce issue a quantity and value questionnaire to ICF 
Cable.\12\ Our analysis of the record leads us to conclude that there 
are no reviewable entries of aluminum wire and cable from China during 
the POR. For a full discussion of the comments raised by Encore and our 
analysis, see the Rescission Memorandum.\13\
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    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People's 
Republic of China; No Shipment Inquiry for ICF Cable and Jin Tiong 
Electrical Materials Manufacturer PTE. Limited during the period 04/
08/2019 through 12/31/2019,'' dated April 13, 2021 (CBP's 
Confirmation of No Shipments) at Attachment.
    \9\ Id. at 1.
    \10\ See Memorandum, ``Deadline for Rebuttal Factual 
Information,'' dated April 14, 2021.
    \11\ See Encore's Letter, ``Aluminum Wire and Cable from the 
People's Republic of China: Comments on CBP No Shipments Response,'' 
dated April 19, 2021 (Encore's Rebuttal Comments).
    \12\ Id.
    \13\ See Memorandum, ``Rescission of the 2019 Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review,'' dated concurrently with this notice 
(Rescission Memorandum).
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Rescission of Review

    It is Commerce's practice to rescind an administrative review of a 
CVD order, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), when there are no 
reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which 
liquidation is suspended.\14\ Normally, upon completion of an 
administrative review, the suspended entries are liquidated at the CVD 
assessment rate calculated for the review period.\15\ Therefore, for an 
administrative review to be conducted, there must be a reviewable, 
suspended entry that Commerce can instruct CBP to liquidate at the CVD 
assessment rate calculated for the review period.\16\ Accordingly, in 
the absence of suspended entries of subject merchandise during the POR 
for either of the companies named in the Initiation Notice, we are 
hereby rescinding this administrative review in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(3).
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    \14\ See, e.g., Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People's 
Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2015, 82 FR 14349 (March 20, 2017).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2).
    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).
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Assessment Rates

    Commerce will instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties on all 
appropriate entries. Because Commerce is rescinding this review in its 
entirety, the entries to which this administrative review pertained 
shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated 
countervailing 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 appropriate assessment instructions to CBP no 
earlier than 35 days after the publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to the 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion 
to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply 
with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is 
subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: July 6, 2021.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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