Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Remand Proceeding and Reopening of 2017-2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Record, 59367-59369 [2021-23429]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / Notices March 31, 2021, Commerce initiated,2 and on April 1, 2021, the ITC instituted,3 sunset reviews of the Orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, Commerce determined, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c) of the Act, that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies. Commerce, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping and net subsidies rates likely to prevail should these Orders be revoked.4 On October 21, 2021, the ITC published its determination that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act.5 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by the Orders is PRCBs, which may be referred to as t-shirt sacks, merchandise bags, grocery bags, or checkout bags. The subject merchandise is defined as nonsealable sacks and bags with handles (including drawstrings), without zippers or integral extruded closures, with or without gussets, with or without printing, of polyethylene film having a thickness no greater than 0.035 inch (0.889 mm) and no less than 0.00035 inch (0.00889 mm), and with no length Retail Carrier Bags from Indonesia, Taiwan, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 75 FR 23667 (May 4, 2010); and Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 23670 (May 4, 2010) (collectively, Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 16701 (March 31, 2021). 3 See Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 86 FR 17200 (April 1, 2021). 4 See Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from Indonesia, Malaysia, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 86 FR 35478 (July 6, 2021), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM); see also Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of the Expedited Second Five-Year Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 86 FR 43626 (August 10, 2021), and accompanying IDM. 5 See Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam; (Inv. Nos. 701–TA–462 and 731–TA– 1156–1158 (Second Review) and 731–TA–1043– 1045 (Third Review)), 86 FR 58301 (October 21, 2021), see also Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam (Inv. Nos. 701–TA–462 and 731–TA–1156–1158 (Second Review) and 731– TA1043–1045 (Third Review), USITC Pub. 5233 (October 2021). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Oct 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 59367 or width shorter than 6 inches (15.24 cm) or longer than 40 inches (101.6 cm). The depth of the bag may be shorter than 6 inches but not longer than 40 inches (101.6 cm). PRCBs are typically provided without any consumer packaging and free of charge by retail establishments, e.g., grocery, drug, convenience, department, specialty retail, discount stores, and restaurants, to their customers to package and carry their purchased products. The scope of the orders excludes (1) polyethylene bags that are not printed with logos or store names and that are closeable with drawstrings made of polyethylene film and (2) polyethylene bags that are packed in consumer packaging with printing that refers to specific end-uses other than packaging and carrying merchandise from retail establishments, e.g., garbage bags, lawn bags, trash-can liners. As a result of changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), imports of the subject merchandise are currently classifiable under statistical category 3923.21.0085 of the HTSUS. Furthermore, although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the Orders is dispositive.6 judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the Orders. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of these Orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year (sunset) reviews of these Orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. AGENCY: Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the return, destruction, or conversion to 6 See PO 00000 Orders. Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notification to Interested Parties These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: October 21, 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. [FR Doc. 2021–23375 Filed 10–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–016] Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Remand Proceeding and Reopening of 2017– 2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Record Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting a remand of the 2017–2018 administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the People’s Republic of China (China), which includes a limited reopening of the record. Commerce received a notification from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that it found discrepancies and inaccuracies between the sales information certain parties reported during the 2017–2018 administrative review and that reported to CBP at the time of entry. Accordingly, Commerce intends to reopen the record of the 2017–2018 AD administrative review and reconsider the final results of the 2017–2018 review. Commerce is providing notice of the remand and the reopening of the record, and further, inviting participation from interested parties. DATES: Applicable October 27, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles DeFilippo, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 59368 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / Notices Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Background On April 22, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the final results of the administrative review of the AD order on passenger tires from China covering the period August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018.1 Pirelli Tyre Co., Ltd., Pirelli Tyre S.p.A, and Pirelli Tire LLC (collectively, Pirelli) challenged the 2017–2018 Final Results and sought review by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT). Pirelli moved for the proceedings to be stayed until a final decision was rendered in the appeal of China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC v. United States.2 The CIT granted the motion and stayed the proceedings. On May 20, 2021, CBP notified Commerce that it had identified inaccuracies in the sales prices on imports of passenger tires from China reported to Commerce during the 2017– 2018 administrative review.3 Specifically, CBP compared the questionnaire responses submitted by mandatory respondent Shandong New Continent (SNC) to Commerce with CBP importation records and found significant undervaluation.4 According to the CBP referral memorandum, the values submitted to CBP were approximately $2.6 million lower than the values submitted to Commerce.5 The CBP referral memorandum raises serious concerns and questions regarding the U.S. sales information reported by SNC during the 2017–2018 administrative review. Commerce used SNC’s U.S. sales information to calculate its company specific weightedaverage dumping margin, and SNC’s margin served as the basis for the rate assigned to the non-individually examined respondents eligible for a separate rate.6 As a result, the United States requested that the CIT remand the administrative review for Commerce to evaluate the information provided by 1 See Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018, 85 FR 22396 (April 22, 2020) (2017–2018 Final Results), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 2 See 357 F. Supp. 3d 1364 (2019). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Referral Memorandum from U.S. Customs and Border Protection on the Misreporting of Sales Information for Entries Covered in the 2017–2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (CBP Referral Memorandum). 4 Id. at 1. 5 Id. 6 See 2017–2018 Final Results. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Oct 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 CBP and further examine the issue. On September 20, 2021, the CIT lifted the stay on the action and granted the United States’ motion for remand.7 Notification to Interested Parties Commerce is hereby notifying interested parties of the remand of the 2017–2018 administrative review and the reopening of the record. We intend to place CBP’s referral letter and accompanying information on the record of this remand proceeding in Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS) within five days of publication of this notice. We will address the discrepancies and inaccuracies of SNC’s sales information in the remand proceeding concerning this administrative review. Commerce intends to provide interested parties with the opportunity to participate in this remand proceeding, including through the submission of comments, and, if appropriate, new factual information and verification. Specifically, Commerce will notify parties on the segment-specific service list for this remand segment of a schedule for comments. In addition, Commerce may request factual information from any person to assist in making its determination and may verify submissions of factual information, if Commerce determines that such verification is appropriate. Based on our analysis on remand we may revise the 2017–2018 Final Results, including by adjusting SNC’s dumping margin as appropriate. Parties are also hereby notified that this is the only notice that Commerce intends to publish in the Federal Register concerning this remand proceeding and reopening of the record. Interested parties that wish to participate in the remand proceeding, and receive notice of the final redetermination, must submit their letters of appearance as discussed below. Further, any party desiring access to business proprietary information in these proceedings must file an application for access to business proprietary information under administrative protective order (APO), as discussed below. Scope of the Order The scope of this order is passenger vehicle and light truck tires. Passenger vehicle and light truck tires are new 7 See Pirelli Tyre Co., Ltd., et al. v. United States, CIT Ct. No. 20–00115, Slip Op 21–122 (September 20, 2021); see also China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC v. United States, 1 F. 4th 1028 (Fed. Cir. 2021). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pneumatic tires, of rubber, with a passenger vehicle or light truck size designation. Tires covered by this order may be tube-type, tubeless, radial, or non-radial, and they may be intended for sale to original equipment manufacturers or the replacement market. Subject tires have, at the time of importation, the symbol ‘‘DOT’’ on the sidewall, certifying that the tire conforms to applicable motor vehicle safety standards. Subject tires may also have the following prefixes or suffix in their tire size designation, which also appears on the sidewall of the tire: Prefix designations: P—Identifies a tire intended primarily for service on passenger cars LT—Identifies a tire intended primarily for service on light trucks Suffix letter designations: LT—Identifies light truck tires for service on trucks, buses, trailers, and multipurpose passenger vehicles used in nominal highway service. All tires with a ‘‘P’’ or ‘‘LT’’ prefix, and all tires with an ‘‘LT’’ suffix in their sidewall markings are covered by this investigation regardless of their intended use. In addition, all tires that lack a ‘‘P’’ or ‘‘LT’’ prefix or suffix in their sidewall markings, as well as all tires that include any other prefix or suffix in their sidewall markings, are included in the scope, regardless of their intended use, as long as the tire is of a size that is among the numerical size designations listed in the passenger car section or light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, as updated annually, unless the tire falls within one of the specific exclusions set out below. Passenger vehicle and light truck tires, whether or not attached to wheels or rims, are included in the scope. However, if a subject tire is imported attached to a wheel or rim, only the tire is covered by the scope. Specifically excluded from the scope are the following types of tires: (1) Racing car tires; such tires do not bear the symbol ‘‘DOT’’ on the sidewall and may be marked with ‘‘ZR’’ in size designation; (2) new pneumatic tires, of rubber, of a size that is not listed in the passenger car section or light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book; (3) pneumatic tires, of rubber, that are not new, including recycled and retreaded tires; (4) non-pneumatic tires, such as solid rubber tires; (5) tires designed and marketed exclusively as temporary use spare tires for passenger vehicles which, in addition, exhibit each of the following physical characteristics: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / Notices (a) The size designation and load index combination molded on the tire’s sidewall are listed in Table PCT–1B (‘‘T’’ Type Spare Tires for Temporary Use on Passenger Vehicles) of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, (b) the designation ‘‘T’’ is molded into the tire’s sidewall as part of the size designation, and, (c) the tire’s speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by Tire and Rim Association Year Book, and the rated speed is 81 MPH or a ‘‘M’’ rating; (6) tires designed and marketed exclusively for specialty tire (ST) use which, in addition, exhibit each of the following conditions: (a) The size designation molded on the tire’s sidewall is listed in the ST sections of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, (b) the designation ‘‘ST’’ is molded into the tire’s sidewall as part of the size designation, (c) the tire incorporates a warning, prominently molded on the sidewall, that the tire is ‘‘For Trailer Service Only’’ or ‘‘For Trailer Use Only’’, (d) the load index molded on the tire’s sidewall meets or exceeds those load indexes listed in the Tire and Rim Association Year Book for the relevant ST tire size, and (e) either (i) the tire’s speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by Tire and Rim Association Year Book, and the rated speed does not exceed 81 MPH or an ‘‘M’’ rating; or (ii) the tire’s speed rating molded on the sidewall is 87 MPH or an ‘‘N’’ rating, and in either case the tire’s maximum pressure and maximum load limit are molded on the sidewall and either (1) both exceed the maximum pressure and maximum load limit for any tire of the same size designation in either the passenger car or light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book; or (2) if the maximum cold inflation pressure molded on the tire is less than any cold inflation pressure listed for that size designation in either the passenger car or light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, the maximum load limit molded on the tire is higher than the maximum load limit listed at that cold inflation pressure for that size designation in either the passenger car or light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book; (7) tires designed and marketed exclusively for off-road use and which, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Oct 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 in addition, exhibit each of the following physical characteristics: (a) The size designation and load index combination molded on the tire’s sidewall are listed in the off-the-road, agricultural, industrial or ATV section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, (b) in addition to any size designation markings, the tire incorporates a warning, prominently molded on the sidewall, that the tire is ‘‘Not For Highway Service’’ or ‘‘Not for Highway Use’’, (c) the tire’s speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, and the rated speed does not exceed 55 MPH or a ‘‘G’’ rating, and (d) the tire features a recognizable offroad tread design. The products covered by the order are currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4011.10.10.10, 4011.10.10.20, 4011.10.10.30, 4011.10.10.40, 4011.10.10.50, 4011.10.10.60, 4011.10.10.70, 4011.10.50.00, 4011.20.10.05, and 4011.20.50.10. Tires meeting the scope description may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 4011.90.2050, 4011.99.45.10, 4011.99.45.50, 4011.99.85.10, 4011.99.85.50, 8708.70.45.30, 8708.70.45.45, 8708.70.45.46, 8708.70.45.48, 8708.70.45.60, 8708.70.60.30, 8708.70.60.45, and 8708.70.60.60. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive. Filing Requirements All submissions to Commerce must be filed electronically using ACCESS.8 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the time and date it is due. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information.9 8 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011), as amended in Enforcement and Compliance; Change of Electronic Filing System Name, 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014) for details of Commerce’s electronic filing requirements, effective August 5, 2011. Information on help using ACCESS can be found at https:// access.trade.gov/help.aspx and a handbook can be found at https://access.trade.gov/help/Handbook% 20on%20Electronic%20Filing%20Procedures.pdf. 9 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020); see also Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59369 Letters of Appearance and Administrative Protective Order Interested parties that wish to participate in this remand proceeding and be added to the public service list must file a letter of appearance in accordance with 19 CFR 351.103(d)(1). Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under the APO in accordance with the procedures outlined in Commerce’s regulations at 19 CFR 351.305. Those procedures apply to this remand proceeding. Dated: October 22, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–23429 Filed 10–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice of Deadline Extension for the NOAA Brennan Matching Fund Opportunity for Ocean and Coastal Mapping Office of Coast Survey (OCS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Announcement to extend the deadline for the Brennan Matching Fund program opportunity, request for proposals, and request for interest to November 12, 2021; notice of availability of a mapping data acquisition cost estimation sheet. AGENCY: This notice extends the proposal submission deadline for the NOAA Rear Admiral Richard T. Brennan Ocean Mapping Matching Fund program by two weeks to November 12, 2021. Notice of the Brennan Matching Fund opportunity originally appeared in the Federal Register on July 27, 2021 (86 FR 40197, pages 40197–40200, 2021–15970, or at: https://www.federalregister.gov/ documents/2021/07/27/2021-15970/ notice-of-matching-fund-opportunityfor-ocean-and-coastal-mapping-andrequest-for-partnership). DATES: Proposals must be received via email by 5 p.m. ET on November 12, 2021, including any accompanying GIS files. If an entity is unable to apply for this particular opportunity but has an interest in participating in similar, future opportunities, NOAA requests a SUMMARY: COVID19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-016]


Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's 
Republic of China: Notice of Remand Proceeding and Reopening of 2017-
2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Record

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting a remand 
of the 2017-2018 administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) 
order on certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the 
People's Republic of China (China), which includes a limited reopening 
of the record. Commerce received a notification from U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) that it found discrepancies and inaccuracies 
between the sales information certain parties reported during the 2017-
2018 administrative review and that reported to CBP at the time of 
entry. Accordingly, Commerce intends to reopen the record of the 2017-
2018 AD administrative review and reconsider the final results of the 
2017-2018 review. Commerce is providing notice of the remand and the 
reopening of the record, and further, inviting participation from 
interested parties.

DATES: Applicable October 27, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles DeFilippo, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VII, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401

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Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3979.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 22, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
final results of the administrative review of the AD order on passenger 
tires from China covering the period August 1, 2017, through July 31, 
2018.\1\
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    \1\ See Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 85 FR 22396 (April 22, 2020) 
(2017-2018 Final Results), and accompanying Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.
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    Pirelli Tyre Co., Ltd., Pirelli Tyre S.p.A, and Pirelli Tire LLC 
(collectively, Pirelli) challenged the 2017-2018 Final Results and 
sought review by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT). Pirelli 
moved for the proceedings to be stayed until a final decision was 
rendered in the appeal of China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC v. United 
States.\2\ The CIT granted the motion and stayed the proceedings.
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    \2\ See 357 F. Supp. 3d 1364 (2019).
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    On May 20, 2021, CBP notified Commerce that it had identified 
inaccuracies in the sales prices on imports of passenger tires from 
China reported to Commerce during the 2017-2018 administrative 
review.\3\ Specifically, CBP compared the questionnaire responses 
submitted by mandatory respondent Shandong New Continent (SNC) to 
Commerce with CBP importation records and found significant 
undervaluation.\4\ According to the CBP referral memorandum, the values 
submitted to CBP were approximately $2.6 million lower than the values 
submitted to Commerce.\5\ The CBP referral memorandum raises serious 
concerns and questions regarding the U.S. sales information reported by 
SNC during the 2017-2018 administrative review. Commerce used SNC's 
U.S. sales information to calculate its company specific weighted-
average dumping margin, and SNC's margin served as the basis for the 
rate assigned to the non-individually examined respondents eligible for 
a separate rate.\6\
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Referral Memorandum from U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection on the Misreporting of Sales Information for 
Entries Covered in the 2017-2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review,'' dated concurrently with this notice (CBP Referral 
Memorandum).
    \4\ Id. at 1.
    \5\ Id.
    \6\ See 2017-2018 Final Results.
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    As a result, the United States requested that the CIT remand the 
administrative review for Commerce to evaluate the information provided 
by CBP and further examine the issue. On September 20, 2021, the CIT 
lifted the stay on the action and granted the United States' motion for 
remand.\7\
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    \7\ See Pirelli Tyre Co., Ltd., et al. v. United States, CIT Ct. 
No. 20-00115, Slip Op 21-122 (September 20, 2021); see also China 
Manufacturers Alliance, LLC v. United States, 1 F. 4th 1028 (Fed. 
Cir. 2021).
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Notification to Interested Parties

    Commerce is hereby notifying interested parties of the remand of 
the 2017-2018 administrative review and the reopening of the record. We 
intend to place CBP's referral letter and accompanying information on 
the record of this remand proceeding in Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS) within five days of publication of this notice. We will 
address the discrepancies and inaccuracies of SNC's sales information 
in the remand proceeding concerning this administrative review.
    Commerce intends to provide interested parties with the opportunity 
to participate in this remand proceeding, including through the 
submission of comments, and, if appropriate, new factual information 
and verification. Specifically, Commerce will notify parties on the 
segment-specific service list for this remand segment of a schedule for 
comments. In addition, Commerce may request factual information from 
any person to assist in making its determination and may verify 
submissions of factual information, if Commerce determines that such 
verification is appropriate. Based on our analysis on remand we may 
revise the 2017-2018 Final Results, including by adjusting SNC's 
dumping margin as appropriate.
    Parties are also hereby notified that this is the only notice that 
Commerce intends to publish in the Federal Register concerning this 
remand proceeding and reopening of the record. Interested parties that 
wish to participate in the remand proceeding, and receive notice of the 
final redetermination, must submit their letters of appearance as 
discussed below. Further, any party desiring access to business 
proprietary information in these proceedings must file an application 
for access to business proprietary information under administrative 
protective order (APO), as discussed below.

Scope of the Order

    The scope of this order is passenger vehicle and light truck tires. 
Passenger vehicle and light truck tires are new pneumatic tires, of 
rubber, with a passenger vehicle or light truck size designation. Tires 
covered by this order may be tube-type, tubeless, radial, or non-
radial, and they may be intended for sale to original equipment 
manufacturers or the replacement market.
    Subject tires have, at the time of importation, the symbol ``DOT'' 
on the sidewall, certifying that the tire conforms to applicable motor 
vehicle safety standards. Subject tires may also have the following 
prefixes or suffix in their tire size designation, which also appears 
on the sidewall of the tire:
    Prefix designations:

    P--Identifies a tire intended primarily for service on passenger 
cars
    LT--Identifies a tire intended primarily for service on light 
trucks

    Suffix letter designations:

    LT--Identifies light truck tires for service on trucks, buses, 
trailers, and multipurpose passenger vehicles used in nominal 
highway service. All tires with a ``P'' or ``LT'' prefix, and all 
tires with an ``LT'' suffix in their sidewall markings are covered 
by this investigation regardless of their intended use.

    In addition, all tires that lack a ``P'' or ``LT'' prefix or suffix 
in their sidewall markings, as well as all tires that include any other 
prefix or suffix in their sidewall markings, are included in the scope, 
regardless of their intended use, as long as the tire is of a size that 
is among the numerical size designations listed in the passenger car 
section or light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year 
Book, as updated annually, unless the tire falls within one of the 
specific exclusions set out below.
    Passenger vehicle and light truck tires, whether or not attached to 
wheels or rims, are included in the scope. However, if a subject tire 
is imported attached to a wheel or rim, only the tire is covered by the 
scope.
    Specifically excluded from the scope are the following types of 
tires:
    (1) Racing car tires; such tires do not bear the symbol ``DOT'' on 
the sidewall and may be marked with ``ZR'' in size designation;
    (2) new pneumatic tires, of rubber, of a size that is not listed in 
the passenger car section or light truck section of the Tire and Rim 
Association Year Book;
    (3) pneumatic tires, of rubber, that are not new, including 
recycled and retreaded tires;
    (4) non-pneumatic tires, such as solid rubber tires;
    (5) tires designed and marketed exclusively as temporary use spare 
tires for passenger vehicles which, in addition, exhibit each of the 
following physical characteristics:

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    (a) The size designation and load index combination molded on the 
tire's sidewall are listed in Table PCT-1B (``T'' Type Spare Tires for 
Temporary Use on Passenger Vehicles) of the Tire and Rim Association 
Year Book,
    (b) the designation ``T'' is molded into the tire's sidewall as 
part of the size designation, and,
    (c) the tire's speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating 
the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by Tire and Rim 
Association Year Book, and the rated speed is 81 MPH or a ``M'' rating;
    (6) tires designed and marketed exclusively for specialty tire (ST) 
use which, in addition, exhibit each of the following conditions:
    (a) The size designation molded on the tire's sidewall is listed in 
the ST sections of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book,
    (b) the designation ``ST'' is molded into the tire's sidewall as 
part of the size designation,
    (c) the tire incorporates a warning, prominently molded on the 
sidewall, that the tire is ``For Trailer Service Only'' or ``For 
Trailer Use Only'',
    (d) the load index molded on the tire's sidewall meets or exceeds 
those load indexes listed in the Tire and Rim Association Year Book for 
the relevant ST tire size, and
    (e) either
    (i) the tire's speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating 
the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by Tire and Rim 
Association Year Book, and the rated speed does not exceed 81 MPH or an 
``M'' rating; or
    (ii) the tire's speed rating molded on the sidewall is 87 MPH or an 
``N'' rating, and in either case the tire's maximum pressure and 
maximum load limit are molded on the sidewall and either
    (1) both exceed the maximum pressure and maximum load limit for any 
tire of the same size designation in either the passenger car or light 
truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book; or
    (2) if the maximum cold inflation pressure molded on the tire is 
less than any cold inflation pressure listed for that size designation 
in either the passenger car or light truck section of the Tire and Rim 
Association Year Book, the maximum load limit molded on the tire is 
higher than the maximum load limit listed at that cold inflation 
pressure for that size designation in either the passenger car or light 
truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book;
    (7) tires designed and marketed exclusively for off-road use and 
which, in addition, exhibit each of the following physical 
characteristics:
    (a) The size designation and load index combination molded on the 
tire's sidewall are listed in the off-the-road, agricultural, 
industrial or ATV section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book,
    (b) in addition to any size designation markings, the tire 
incorporates a warning, prominently molded on the sidewall, that the 
tire is ``Not For Highway Service'' or ``Not for Highway Use'',
    (c) the tire's speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating 
the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by the Tire and Rim 
Association Year Book, and the rated speed does not exceed 55 MPH or a 
``G'' rating, and
    (d) the tire features a recognizable off-road tread design.
    The products covered by the order are currently classified under 
the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
subheadings: 4011.10.10.10, 4011.10.10.20, 4011.10.10.30, 
4011.10.10.40, 4011.10.10.50, 4011.10.10.60, 4011.10.10.70, 
4011.10.50.00, 4011.20.10.05, and 4011.20.50.10. Tires meeting the 
scope description may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 
4011.90.2050, 4011.99.45.10, 4011.99.45.50, 4011.99.85.10, 
4011.99.85.50, 8708.70.45.30, 8708.70.45.45, 8708.70.45.46, 
8708.70.45.48, 8708.70.45.60, 8708.70.60.30, 8708.70.60.45, and 
8708.70.60.60. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
for customs purposes, the written description of the subject 
merchandise is dispositive.

Filing Requirements

    All submissions to Commerce must be filed electronically using 
ACCESS.\8\ An electronically filed document must be received 
successfully in its entirety by the time and date it is due. Note that 
Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for 
serving documents containing business proprietary information.\9\
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    \8\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order 
Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011), as amended in Enforcement 
and Compliance; Change of Electronic Filing System Name, 79 FR 69046 
(November 20, 2014) for details of Commerce's electronic filing 
requirements, effective August 5, 2011. Information on help using 
ACCESS can be found at https://access.trade.gov/help.aspx and a 
handbook can be found at https://access.trade.gov/help/Handbook%20on%20Electronic%20Filing%20Procedures.pdf.
    \9\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due 
to COVID-19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020); see also Temporary Rule 
Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID19; Extension of 
Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020).
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Letters of Appearance and Administrative Protective Order

    Interested parties that wish to participate in this remand 
proceeding and be added to the public service list must file a letter 
of appearance in accordance with 19 CFR 351.103(d)(1).
    Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under 
the APO in accordance with the procedures outlined in Commerce's 
regulations at 19 CFR 351.305. Those procedures apply to this remand 
proceeding.

    Dated: October 22, 2021.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2021-23429 Filed 10-26-21; 8:45 am]
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