Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018, 59362-59364 [2021-23373]

Download as PDF 59362 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / Notices the City of San Jose, grantee of FTZ 18, requesting expanded subzone status for a facility of Lam Research Corporation, located in Livermore, California. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on October 21, 2021. Subzone 18F—Site 5 is currently located at 7364 Marathon Drive (4.4 acres) and at 7150 Patterson Pass Road, Unit G, (2.9 acres) in Livermore and the site expires on December 31, 2021. (A minor boundary modification was approved on March 26, 2020, to remove Site 5 from the subzone after a period of time.) The applicant is now requesting authority to re-designate a portion of Site 5 that would consist of 4.4 acres located at 7364 Marathon Drive in Livermore. The expanded subzone would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 18. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Qahira El-Amin of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is December 6, 2021. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to December 21, 2021. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Online FTZ Information Section’’ section of the FTZ Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ ftz. Additional information regarding Subzone 18F is available via the FTZ Board’s website. For further information, contact Qahira El-Amin at Qahira.El-Amin@ trade.gov. Dated: October 21, 2021. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 [FR Doc. 2021–23374 Filed 10–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–971] Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to determine that Riverside Plywood Corporation (Riverside) and its cross-owned affiliates Baroque Timber Industries (Baroque Timber) and Suzhou Times Flooring Co., Ltd., and Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Senmao), producers and/or exporters of multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People’s Republic of China (China), received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable October 27, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure, 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) 482–5973. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review in the Federal Register on April 23, 2021,1 and invited interested parties to comment. On June 1, 2021, we received case briefs from the following interested parties: Riverside, Jiangsu Senmao, Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited and Double F Limited (collectively, Fine Furniture), Lumber Liquidators Services, LLC (including various Chinese exporters and producers), the Government of the People’s Republic of China (GOC), and the American Manufacturers of Multilayered Wood Flooring. On June 15, 2021, we received rebuttal briefs from Riverside, Jiangsu Senmao, and the American Manufacturers of Multilayered Wood Flooring. For a complete description of 1 See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, and Intent to Rescind Review, in Part; 2018, 86 FR 21693 (April 23, 2021) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Oct 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 On July 29, 2021, we extended the deadline for these final results to October 20, 2021.3 Scope of the Order The product covered by the Order 4 is multilayered wood flooring from China. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the parties’ briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues addressed is attached to this notice at Appendix I. The Issues and 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 http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at https://access.trade.gov/ public/FRNoticesListLayout.aspx. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our analysis of the case and rebuttal briefs and the evidence on the record, we made certain changes from the Preliminary Results. These changes are explained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 2018 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final Results,’’ dated July 29, 2021. 4 See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 76693 (December 8, 2011) (Order); see also Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 77 FR 5484 (February 3, 2012) (Amended Order); and Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Final Clarification of the Scope of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 82 FR 27799 (June 19, 2017). E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / Notices to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.5 The Issues and Decision Memorandum contains a full description of the methodology underlying Commerce’s conclusions, including any determination that relied upon the use of adverse facts available pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review As noted in the Preliminary Results, Commerce timely received no-shipment certifications from Innomaster Home (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Yuhui International Trade Co., Ltd.; Jiashan On-Line Lumber Co., Ltd.; and Shandong Longteng Wood Co., Ltd. We inquired with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) whether these companies had shipped merchandise to the United States during the POR, and CBP provided no evidence to contradict the claims of no shipments made by these companies. Accordingly, in the Preliminary Results, Commerce stated its intention to rescind the review with respect to these companies in the final results. As the facts in this regard are unchanged since the Preliminary Results, we are rescinding the administrative review of these companies, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Final Results of Administrative Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated a final countervailable subsidy rate for each of the mandatory respondents, Riverside and Jiangsu Senmao. For the companies subject to this review that were not selected for individual examination, we followed Commerce practice, which is to base the subsidy rates on an average of the subsidy rates calculated for those companies selected for individual examination, excluding de minimis rates or rates based entirely on adverse facts available. In this case, for the nonselected companies, we calculated a rate by weight-averaging the calculated subsidy rates of Riverside and Jiangsu Senmao using their publicly-ranged sales data for exports of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. We find the countervailable subsidy rates for the producers/ exporters under review to be as follows: 5 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Oct 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 59363 Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their Riverside Plywood Corporation and its Cross-Owned Affiliates 6 9.18 responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd ............. 5.81 disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely Non-Selected Companies Under Review 7 .................................... 8.17 written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is Assessment Rates hereby requested. Failure to comply Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), with the regulations and terms of an Commerce will determine, and CBP APO is a sanctionable violation. shall assess, countervailing duties on all We are issuing and publishing these appropriate entries of subject final results in accordance with sections merchandise in accordance with the 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. final results of this review, for the Dated: October 20, 2021. above-listed companies at the applicable Ryan Majerus, ad valorem assessment rates listed. We Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and intend to issue assessment instructions Negotiations, performing the non-exclusive to CBP 35 days after the date of functions and duties of the Assistant publication of these final results of Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. review. If a timely summons is filed at Appendix I the U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct List of Topics Discussed in the Final CBP not to liquidate relevant entries Decision Memorandum until the time for parties to file a request I. Summary for a statutory injunction has expired II. Background (i.e., within 90 days of publication). III. Scope of the Order IV. Rescission of the Review, In Part For the companies for which this V. Period of Review review is rescinded, Commerce will VI. Subsidies Valuation Information instruct CBP to assess countervailing VII. Changes Since the Preliminary Results duties on all appropriate entries at a rate VIII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available equal to the cash deposit of estimated IX. Analysis of Programs countervailing duties required at the X. Discussion of Comments time of entry, or withdrawal from Comment 1: Whether To Apply Adverse Facts Available to the Export Buyer’s warehouse, for consumption, during the Credit Program POR in accordance with 19 CFR Comment 2: Whether There Is a Basis to 351.212(c)(l)(i). Producer/exporter Subsidy rate (percent) Cash Deposit Instructions In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown for each of the respective companies listed above on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review. For all nonreviewed firms subject to the Order, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, effective upon publication of these final results, shall remain in effect until further notice. 6 Cross-owned affiliates are Baroque Timber Industries and Suzhou Times Flooring Co., Ltd. 7 See Appendix II. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Apply Adverse Facts Available Regarding the Countervailability of the Provision of Electricity for Less Than Adequate Remuneration Comment 3: Whether the Electricity Rate Benchmark Selected for Adverse Facts Available Is Flawed Comment 4: Whether There Is a Basis to Apply Adverse Facts Available to Specificity Regarding the Countervailability of the Provision of Inputs for Less Than Adequate Remuneration Comment 5: Whether Individually-Owned Suppliers Are Government Authorities Comment 6: Whether Commerce Should Include International Tropical Timber Organization Data in the Plywood Benchmark Price for the Provision of Plywood for Less Than Adequate Remuneration Comment 7: Whether Commerce Should Revise its Benchmark Prices to Properly Value Multiple Sources of Data Comment 8: Whether Commerce Should Apply Partial Adverse Facts Available to Riverside and Baroque Timber for Failing to Fully Report Purchases of Backboard Veneers Comment 9: Whether Backboards Are Properly Defined as Veneers E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 59364 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / Notices Comment 10: Whether to Use Riverside’s and Baroque Timber’s Density Estimates Based on Actual Purchases or Density Figures from the 2017 Administrative Review in the Provision of Fiberboard and Veneers for Less Than Adequate Remuneration Calculations Comment 11: Whether Commerce Incorrectly Calculated Baroque Timber’s Unit Price for Fiberboard and Veneers Comment 12: Whether to Include a Specific Harmonized Tariff Schedule Subheading in the Veneer Benchmark Calculation Comment 13: Whether Commerce Should Adjust the Value-Added Tax Used to Calculate Benchmark Prices for the Provision of Inputs for Less Than Adequate Remuneration Calculations Comment 14: Whether Commerce Should Revise Inland Freight Costs Used To Calculate Benchmark Prices for the Provision of Inputs for Less Than Adequate Remuneration Calculations A. Domestic Transportation and Border Fees B. Jiangsu Senmao’s Inland Freight Distance C. Jiangsu Senmao’s Domestic Transportation Rate Comment 15: Whether Commerce Should Include Negative Less Than Adequate Remuneration Calculations in Benefits Comment 16: Whether Commerce’s Decision to Countervail ‘‘Other Subsidies’’ Is Contrary to Law Comment 17: Whether Commerce Should Assign Kember Flooring a Countervailable Duty Subsidy Rate Comment 18: Whether Commerce Should Revise the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Instructions XI. Recommendation lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Appendix II Non-Selected Companies Under Review 1. Anhui Boya Bamboo & Wood Products Co., Ltd. 2. Anhui Longhua Bamboo Product Co., Ltd. 3. Anhui Yaolong Bamboo & Wood Products Co., Ltd. 4. Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. 5. Benxi Flooring Factory (General Partnership) 6. Benxi Wood Company 7. Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd. 8. Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd. 9. Dalian Jaenmaken Wood Industry Co., Ltd. 10. Dalian Jiahong Wood Industry Co., Ltd. 11. Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd. 12. Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd. 13. Dalian Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd. 14. Dalian Shengyu Science and Technology Development Co. 15. Dalian Shumaike Floor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 16. Dalian T-Boom Wood Products Co., Ltd. 17. Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics, LLC 18. Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd. 19. Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd. 20. Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd. 21. Dunhua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Oct 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 22. Dunhua Shengda Wood Industry Co., Ltd. 23. Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited 24. Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd. 25. Fusong Jinqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd. 26. Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd. 27. Guangzhou Homebon Timber Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 28. HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products Co., Ltd. 29. Hangzhou Hanje Tec Company Limited 30. Hangzhou Zhengtian Industrial Co., Ltd. 31. Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd. 32. Hunchun Xingjia Wooden Flooring Inc. 33. Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd. 34. Huzhou Fulinmen Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. 35. Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd. 36. Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co., Ltd. 37. Jiangsu Guyu International Trading Co., Ltd. 38. Jiangsu Keri Wood Co., Ltd. 39. Jiangsu Mingle Flooring Co., Ltd. 40. Jiangsu Simba Flooring Co., Ltd. 41. Jiashan HuiJiaLe Decoration Material Co., Ltd. 42. Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd. 43. Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd. 44. Karly Wood Product Limited 45. Kember Flooring, Inc. (aka Kember Hardwood Flooring, Inc.) 46. Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. 47. Kingman Floors Co., Ltd. 48. Linyi Anying Wood Co., Ltd. 49. Linyi Youyou Wood Co., Ltd. (successorin-interest to Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd.) (aka, The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai) 50. Pinge Timber Manufacturing (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd. 51. Power Dekor Group Co. Ltd. 52. Scholar Home (Shanghai) New Material Co. Ltd. 53. Shanghaifloor Timber (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 54. Sino-Maple (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. 55. Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd. 56. Tongxiang Jisheng Import and Export Co., Ltd. 57. Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd. 58. Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd. 59. Yekalon Industry, Inc. 60. Yihua Lifestyle Technology Co., Ltd. 61. Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co., Ltd. 62. Zhejiang Dadongwu Greenhome Wood Co., Ltd. 63. Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Co., Ltd. 64. Zhejiang Jiechen Wood Industry Co., Ltd. 65. Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd. 66. Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd. 67. Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan New Material Technology Co., Ltd. 68. Zhejiang Simite Wooden Co., Ltd. [FR Doc. 2021–23373 Filed 10–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–520–807] Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of review (POR), December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable October 27, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin A. Luberda or Steven Seifert, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2185 or (202) 482–3350, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background This review covers three producers/ exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected two mandatory respondents for individual examination: Ajmal Steel Tubes & Pipes Ind. L.L.C./ Noble Steel Industries L.L.C. (collectively, Ajmal) 1 and Universal Tube and Plastic Industries, Ltd./THL Tube and Pipe Industries LLC/KHK Scaffolding and Formwork LLC (collectively, Universal).2 The producer/ 1 We collapsed Ajmal Steel Tubes & Pipes Ind. L.L.C. and Noble Steel Industries L.L.C. together in the final results of the 2016–2017 administrative review. See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the United Arab Emirates: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017, 84 FR 44845 (August 27, 2019) (CWP from the UAE 2016–2017 Final Results). Because there is no information on the record of this administrative review that would lead us to revisit this determination, we are continuing to treat these companies as part of a single entity for the purposes of this administrative review. 2 Commerce previously determined that Universal is a single entity consisting of the following three producers/exporters of subject merchandise: Universal Tube and Plastic Industries, Ltd.; KHK Scaffolding and Framework LLC; and Universal Tube and Pipe Industries LLC (UTP). See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the United Arab Emirates: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 36882 (June 8, 2016), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum, unchanged in Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the United Arab Emirates: Final Determination of Sales at Less E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 205 (Wednesday, October 27, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-971]


Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to determine 
that Riverside Plywood Corporation (Riverside) and its cross-owned 
affiliates Baroque Timber Industries (Baroque Timber) and Suzhou Times 
Flooring Co., Ltd., and Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., 
Ltd. (Jiangsu Senmao), producers and/or exporters of multilayered wood 
flooring (wood flooring) from the People's Republic of China (China), 
received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) 
January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018.

DATES: Applicable October 27, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure, 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) 482-5973.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative 
review in the Federal Register on April 23, 2021,\1\ and invited 
interested parties to comment.
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    \1\ See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review, and Intent to Rescind Review, in Part; 2018, 86 FR 21693 
(April 23, 2021) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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    On June 1, 2021, we received case briefs from the following 
interested parties: Riverside, Jiangsu Senmao, Fine Furniture 
(Shanghai) Limited and Double F Limited (collectively, Fine Furniture), 
Lumber Liquidators Services, LLC (including various Chinese exporters 
and producers), the Government of the People's Republic of China (GOC), 
and the American Manufacturers of Multilayered Wood Flooring. On June 
15, 2021, we received rebuttal briefs from Riverside, Jiangsu Senmao, 
and the American Manufacturers of Multilayered Wood Flooring. For a 
complete description of the events that occurred since the Preliminary 
Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\
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    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of the 2018 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review 
of Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China,'' 
dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues 
and Decision Memorandum).
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    On July 29, 2021, we extended the deadline for these final results 
to October 20, 2021.\3\
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Multilayered Wood Flooring from the 
People's Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final 
Results,'' dated July 29, 2021.
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the Order \4\ is multilayered wood flooring 
from China. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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    \4\ See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of 
China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 76693 (December 8, 2011) 
(Order); see also Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's 
Republic of China: Amended Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Orders, 77 FR 5484 (February 3, 2012) (Amended Order); and 
Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China: 
Final Clarification of the Scope of the Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Orders, 82 FR 27799 (June 19, 2017).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the parties' briefs are addressed in the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues addressed is 
attached to this notice at Appendix I. The Issues and 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 http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete 
version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
at https://access.trade.gov/public/FRNoticesListLayout.aspx.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on our analysis of the case and rebuttal briefs and the 
evidence on the record, we made certain changes from the Preliminary 
Results. These changes are explained in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we find that there is a 
subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives 
rise to a benefit

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to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.\5\ The Issues and 
Decision Memorandum contains a full description of the methodology 
underlying Commerce's conclusions, including any determination that 
relied upon the use of adverse facts available pursuant to sections 
776(a) and (b) of the Act.
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    \5\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    As noted in the Preliminary Results, Commerce timely received no-
shipment certifications from Innomaster Home (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd.; 
Jiangsu Yuhui International Trade Co., Ltd.; Jiashan On-Line Lumber 
Co., Ltd.; and Shandong Longteng Wood Co., Ltd. We inquired with U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) whether these companies had shipped 
merchandise to the United States during the POR, and CBP provided no 
evidence to contradict the claims of no shipments made by these 
companies. Accordingly, in the Preliminary Results, Commerce stated its 
intention to rescind the review with respect to these companies in the 
final results. As the facts in this regard are unchanged since the 
Preliminary Results, we are rescinding the administrative review of 
these companies, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).

Final Results of Administrative Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated a final 
countervailable subsidy rate for each of the mandatory respondents, 
Riverside and Jiangsu Senmao. For the companies subject to this review 
that were not selected for individual examination, we followed Commerce 
practice, which is to base the subsidy rates on an average of the 
subsidy rates calculated for those companies selected for individual 
examination, excluding de minimis rates or rates based entirely on 
adverse facts available. In this case, for the non-selected companies, 
we calculated a rate by weight-averaging the calculated subsidy rates 
of Riverside and Jiangsu Senmao using their publicly-ranged sales data 
for exports of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. 
We find the countervailable subsidy rates for the producers/exporters 
under review to be as follows:

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                      Producer/exporter                           rate
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Riverside Plywood Corporation and its Cross-Owned Affiliates        9.18
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Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd.............       5.81
Non-Selected Companies Under Review \7\......................       8.17
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Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce will determine, and CBP 
shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries of 
subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this 
review, for the above-listed companies at the applicable ad valorem 
assessment rates listed. We intend to issue assessment instructions to 
CBP 35 days after the date of publication of these final results of 
review. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of International 
Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to liquidate 
relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request for a 
statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of publication).
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    \6\ Cross-owned affiliates are Baroque Timber Industries and 
Suzhou Times Flooring Co., Ltd.
    \7\ See Appendix II.
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    For the companies for which this review is rescinded, Commerce will 
instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries 
at a rate equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties 
required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for 
consumption, during the POR in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(l)(i).

Cash Deposit Instructions

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also 
intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated 
countervailing duties in the amounts shown for each of the respective 
companies listed above on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication of the final results of this administrative review. For all 
non-reviewed firms subject to the Order, we will instruct CBP to 
continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at 
the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the 
company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, effective 
upon publication of these final results, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
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 or 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 sanctionable 
violation.
    We are issuing and publishing these final results in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: October 20, 2021.
Ryan Majerus,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations, performing the 
non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Final Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Rescission of the Review, In Part
V. Period of Review
VI. Subsidies Valuation Information
VII. Changes Since the Preliminary Results
VIII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available
IX. Analysis of Programs
X. Discussion of Comments
    Comment 1: Whether To Apply Adverse Facts Available to the 
Export Buyer's Credit Program
    Comment 2: Whether There Is a Basis to Apply Adverse Facts 
Available Regarding the Countervailability of the Provision of 
Electricity for Less Than Adequate Remuneration
    Comment 3: Whether the Electricity Rate Benchmark Selected for 
Adverse Facts Available Is Flawed
    Comment 4: Whether There Is a Basis to Apply Adverse Facts 
Available to Specificity Regarding the Countervailability of the 
Provision of Inputs for Less Than Adequate Remuneration
    Comment 5: Whether Individually-Owned Suppliers Are Government 
Authorities
    Comment 6: Whether Commerce Should Include International 
Tropical Timber Organization Data in the Plywood Benchmark Price for 
the Provision of Plywood for Less Than Adequate Remuneration
    Comment 7: Whether Commerce Should Revise its Benchmark Prices 
to Properly Value Multiple Sources of Data
    Comment 8: Whether Commerce Should Apply Partial Adverse Facts 
Available to Riverside and Baroque Timber for Failing to Fully 
Report Purchases of Backboard Veneers
    Comment 9: Whether Backboards Are Properly Defined as Veneers

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    Comment 10: Whether to Use Riverside's and Baroque Timber's 
Density Estimates Based on Actual Purchases or Density Figures from 
the 2017 Administrative Review in the Provision of Fiberboard and 
Veneers for Less Than Adequate Remuneration Calculations
    Comment 11: Whether Commerce Incorrectly Calculated Baroque 
Timber's Unit Price for Fiberboard and Veneers
    Comment 12: Whether to Include a Specific Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule Subheading in the Veneer Benchmark Calculation
    Comment 13: Whether Commerce Should Adjust the Value-Added Tax 
Used to Calculate Benchmark Prices for the Provision of Inputs for 
Less Than Adequate Remuneration Calculations
    Comment 14: Whether Commerce Should Revise Inland Freight Costs 
Used To Calculate Benchmark Prices for the Provision of Inputs for 
Less Than Adequate Remuneration Calculations
    A. Domestic Transportation and Border Fees
    B. Jiangsu Senmao's Inland Freight Distance
    C. Jiangsu Senmao's Domestic Transportation Rate
    Comment 15: Whether Commerce Should Include Negative Less Than 
Adequate Remuneration Calculations in Benefits
    Comment 16: Whether Commerce's Decision to Countervail ``Other 
Subsidies'' Is Contrary to Law
    Comment 17: Whether Commerce Should Assign Kember Flooring a 
Countervailable Duty Subsidy Rate
    Comment 18: Whether Commerce Should Revise the U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection Instructions
XI. Recommendation

Appendix II

Non-Selected Companies Under Review

1. Anhui Boya Bamboo & Wood Products Co., Ltd.
2. Anhui Longhua Bamboo Product Co., Ltd.
3. Anhui Yaolong Bamboo & Wood Products Co., Ltd.
4. Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
5. Benxi Flooring Factory (General Partnership)
6. Benxi Wood Company
7. Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd.
8. Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd.
9. Dalian Jaenmaken Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
10. Dalian Jiahong Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
11. Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
12. Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd.
13. Dalian Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd.
14. Dalian Shengyu Science and Technology Development Co.
15. Dalian Shumaike Floor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
16. Dalian T-Boom Wood Products Co., Ltd.
17. Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics, LLC
18. Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd.
19. Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
20. Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
21. Dunhua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
22. Dunhua Shengda Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
23. Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited
24. Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd.
25. Fusong Jinqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd.
26. Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd.
27. Guangzhou Homebon Timber Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
28. HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products Co., Ltd.
29. Hangzhou Hanje Tec Company Limited
30. Hangzhou Zhengtian Industrial Co., Ltd.
31. Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd.
32. Hunchun Xingjia Wooden Flooring Inc.
33. Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd.
34. Huzhou Fulinmen Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
35. Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd.
36. Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co., Ltd.
37. Jiangsu Guyu International Trading Co., Ltd.
38. Jiangsu Keri Wood Co., Ltd.
39. Jiangsu Mingle Flooring Co., Ltd.
40. Jiangsu Simba Flooring Co., Ltd.
41. Jiashan HuiJiaLe Decoration Material Co., Ltd.
42. Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd.
43. Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd.
44. Karly Wood Product Limited
45. Kember Flooring, Inc. (aka Kember Hardwood Flooring, Inc.)
46. Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
47. Kingman Floors Co., Ltd.
48. Linyi Anying Wood Co., Ltd.
49. Linyi Youyou Wood Co., Ltd. (successor-in-interest to Shanghai 
Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd.) (aka, The Lizhong Wood Industry 
Limited Company of Shanghai)
50. Pinge Timber Manufacturing (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.
51. Power Dekor Group Co. Ltd.
52. Scholar Home (Shanghai) New Material Co. Ltd.
53. Shanghaifloor Timber (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
54. Sino-Maple (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
55. Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd.
56. Tongxiang Jisheng Import and Export Co., Ltd.
57. Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd.
58. Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd.
59. Yekalon Industry, Inc.
60. Yihua Lifestyle Technology Co., Ltd.
61. Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
62. Zhejiang Dadongwu Greenhome Wood Co., Ltd.
63. Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Co., Ltd.
64. Zhejiang Jiechen Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
65. Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd.
66. Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd.
67. Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan New Material Technology Co., Ltd.
68. Zhejiang Simite Wooden Co., Ltd.

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