Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2020, 12429-12431 [2022-04608]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2022 / Notices therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed companies not covered in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific cash deposit rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the company participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 12.45 percent, the allothers rate established in the LTFV investigation.9 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results to interested parties within five days after the date of publication of this notice.10 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Verification On July 12, 2021, Commerce received a request from domestic producers Carpenter Technology Corporation, Crucible Industries LLC, Electralloy, a Division of G.O. Carlson, Inc., North American Stainless, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., and Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. (collectively, Petitioners) to conduct verification of the responses in this administrative review.11 As provided in section 782(i)(3) of the Act, Commerce intends to verify the information relied upon in the final results. Normally, Commerce verifies information using standard procedures, including an on-site examination of original accounting, financial, and sales documentation. However, due to current travel restrictions in response to the global COVID–19 pandemic, Commerce is unable to conduct on-site verification in this review. Accordingly, we intend to verify the information relied upon in the final results through alternative means in lieu of on-site verification. Commerce will notify interested parties of any additional documentation or information required. 9 See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Stainless Steel Bar from India, 59 FR 66915, 66921 (December 28, 1994). 10 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 11 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Petitioners’ Request for Verification,’’ dated July 12, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Mar 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 Public Comment Because Commerce intends to conduct verification after these preliminary results, interested parties will be provided an opportunity to submit written comments (case briefs) at a date to be determined by Commerce and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within seven days after the time limit for filing case briefs.12 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs.13 Commerce modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information until further notice.14 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.15 Unless the deadline is extended, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, no later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Final Results Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis raised in any written briefs, no later than 120 days after the publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless otherwise extended.16 Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii) and 351.309(d)(l). Interested parties will be notified through ACCESS regarding the deadline for submitting case briefs; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements); Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020); and Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) (collectively, Temporary Rule). 13 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 14 See Temporary Rule. 15 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2) and 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 16 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12429 We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: February 25, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review IV. Scope of the Order V. Affiliation and Collapsing VI. Discussion of the Methodology VII. Currency Conversion VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2022–04550 Filed 3–3–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–074] Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable March 4, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Natasia Harrison or Harrison Tanchuck, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1240 or (202) 482–7421, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 1, 2021, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 12430 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2022 / Notices order 1 on aluminum sheet from China.2 On October 20, 2021, Commerce extended the deadline for the preliminary results of this review by 117 days to February 25, 2022.3 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.4 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at https://access.trade.gov/public/ FRNoticesListLayout.aspx/. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order is aluminum sheet from China. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 Methodology lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Commerce is conducting this administrative 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 preliminarily find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.6 For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, including our reliance, in part, on adverse facts available (AFA) pursuant 1 See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 84 FR 2157 (February 6, 2019) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 17124 (April 1, 2021) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2020,’’ dated October 20, 2021. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People’s Republic of China; 2020,’’ dated concurrently, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 5 Id. at section ‘‘Scope of the Order. 6 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(5)(A) of the Act regarding specificity. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Mar 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Commerce notes that, in making these findings, it relied, in part, on facts available and, because it finds that the Government of China (GOC) did not respond to the Initial CVD Questionnaire,7 it therefore, did not provide necessary information, as requested. Based on that, Commerce has determined that the GOC did not act to the best of its ability to respond to Commerce’s request for information, and therefore drew an adverse inference where appropriate in selecting from among the facts otherwise available. For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. for these preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of this notice.10 Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review.11 Rebuttals to case briefs may be filed no later than seven days after the case briefs are filed, and all rebuttal comments must be limited to comments raised in the case briefs.12 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information until further notice.13 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this review are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; Preliminary Results of Review (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. In accordance with 19 CFR Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated a interested parties who wish to request a countervailable subsidy rate for hearing must do so within 30 days of mandatory respondents Jiangsu Alcha publication of these preliminary results Aluminum Co., Ltd. and Alcha by submitting a written request to the International Holdings Limited. We determined the countervailable subsidy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and rate for Yinbang Clad Material Co., Ltd. Compliance’s ACCESS system.14 based entirely on AFA, in accordance Requests should contain the party’s with section 776 of the Act. Because name, address, and telephone number, there are no other producers or the number of participants, whether any exporters subject to this review and not selected for individual examination (i.e., participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. Issues non-selected companies), Commerce addressed at the hearing will be limited does not need to establish the rate for to those raised in the briefs. If a request non-selected companies in this review. for a hearing is made, Commerce Commerce preliminarily determines intends to hold the hearing at a time and that, during the POR, the following date to be determined.15 Parties should countervailable subsidy rates exist: confirm by telephone the date and time of the hearing two days before the Subsidy rate scheduled date. Company ad valorem Parties are reminded that all briefs (percent) and hearing requests must be filed electronically using ACCESS and Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co., received successfully in their entirety by Ltd.8/Alcha International Holdings Limited 9 ........................... 17.33 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Yinbang Clad Material Co., Ltd .. * 252.22 Assessment Rate * Rate based on AFA. Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of the final Disclosure and Public Comment results, Commerce shall determine, and Commerce will disclose to parties to U.S. Customs and Border Protection this review the calculations performed (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties 7 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Questionnaire,’’ dated May 20, 2021 (Initial CVD Questionnaire). 8 This rate applies to Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd. and its cross-owned companies: Baotou Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Alcha New Energy Materials Co., Ltd. 9 We are cumulating the benefits from subsidies received by Alcha International Holdings Limited, which exported subject merchandise produced by Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd., to the United States during the POR, with the benefits from subsidies received by Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co., PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ltd., during the POR. For further discussion, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum at ‘‘Attribution of Subsides.’’ 10 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 13 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 29615 (May 18, 2020); and Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 15 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2022 / Notices on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If the assessment rate calculated in the final results is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate all appropriate entries without regard to countervailing duties. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review in the Federal Register. 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). Cash Deposit Rate Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, upon issuance of the final results, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amounts indicated 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 review, except where the rate calculated in the final results is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required. These cash deposit instructions, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Final Results of Review Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, no later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h), unless this deadline is extended. Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: February 25, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Diversification of China’s Economy V. Subsidies Valuation VI. Loan Interest Rate Benchmarks, Discount Rates, and Benchmarks to Determine the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Mar 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 Adequacy of Remuneration VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VIII. Analysis of Programs IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2022–04608 Filed 3–3–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–073] Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2020– 2021 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain companies under review sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), February 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of this review. DATES: Applicable March 4, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Schmitt, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4880. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On April 1, 2021, in response to review requests from multiple parties, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on common alloy aluminum sheet (CAAS) from the People’s Republic of China (China).1 The POR is February 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. On May 18, 2021, Commerce selected one exporter for individual examination as a mandatory respondent, Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd.2 In the 2018– 2020 administrative review of this antidumping duty order Commerce determined that Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd., Baotou Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd. (Baotou Alcha), and Alcha International Holdings Limited (Alcha International) should be treated 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 17124 (April 1, 2021). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘2020–2021 Antidumping Administrative Review of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People’s Republic of China: Respondent Selection,’’ dated May 18, 2021. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12431 as a single entity.3 Additionally, Commerce determined that Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Group Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Alcha) is the successor-ininterest to Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd.4 Therefore, the mandatory respondent in the current administrative review is the entity of Jiangsu Alcha, Baotou Alcha, and Alcha International (collectively, Alcha). During the course of this review, Alcha filed responses to Commerce’s questionnaires and supplemental questionnaires, and the Aluminum Association Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Trade Enforcement Working Group and its individual members 5 (the domestic industry) commented on those responses. On October 14, 2021, Commerce extended the time limit for completing the preliminary results of this review, until February 25, 2022.6 For details regarding the events that occurred subsequent to the initiation of the review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.7 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at https://access.trade.gov/public/ FRNoticesListLayout.aspx. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is common alloy aluminum sheet from China. For a complete description of the 3 See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Successor-In-Interest Determination, and Final Determination of No shipments; 2018–2020, 86 FR 74066 (December 29, 2021). 4 Id. 5 The individual members of the Aluminum Association Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Trade Enforcement Working Group are: Aleris Rolled Products Inc., Arconic Corporation, Commonwealth Rolled Products, Inc., Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC, Jupiter Aluminum Corporation, JW Aluminum Company, and Novelis Corporation. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘2020–2021 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results,’’ dated October 14, 2021. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2020–2021 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People’s Republic of China,’’ issued concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-074]


Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2020

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and 
exporters of common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from the 
People's Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is 
January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable March 4, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Natasia Harrison or Harrison Tanchuck, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1240 or (202) 
482-7421, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 1, 2021, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
notice of initiation of an administrative review of the countervailing 
duty (CVD)

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order \1\ on aluminum sheet from China.\2\ On October 20, 2021, 
Commerce extended the deadline for the preliminary results of this 
review by 117 days to February 25, 2022.\3\
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    \1\ See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People's Republic 
of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 84 FR 2157 (February 6, 2019) 
(Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 17124 (April 1, 2021) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the 
People's Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary 
Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2020,'' dated 
October 20, 2021.
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\4\ 
A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
included as an Appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete 
version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
at https://access.trade.gov/public/FRNoticesListLayout.aspx/.
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Common 
Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the People's Republic of China; 2020,'' 
dated concurrently, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the Order is aluminum sheet from China. 
For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\5\
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    \5\ Id. at section ``Scope of the Order.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this administrative 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 
preliminarily find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial 
contribution by an ``authority'' that confers a benefit to the 
recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.\6\ For a full description 
of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, including 
our reliance, in part, on adverse facts available (AFA) pursuant to 
sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
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    \6\ 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(5)(A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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    Commerce notes that, in making these findings, it relied, in part, 
on facts available and, because it finds that the Government of China 
(GOC) did not respond to the Initial CVD Questionnaire,\7\ it 
therefore, did not provide necessary information, as requested. Based 
on that, Commerce has determined that the GOC did not act to the best 
of its ability to respond to Commerce's request for information, and 
therefore drew an adverse inference where appropriate in selecting from 
among the facts otherwise available. For further information, see ``Use 
of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences'' in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \7\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Administrative Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from the 
People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Questionnaire,'' 
dated May 20, 2021 (Initial CVD Questionnaire).
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Preliminary Results of Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated a 
countervailable subsidy rate for mandatory respondents Jiangsu Alcha 
Aluminum Co., Ltd. and Alcha International Holdings Limited. We 
determined the countervailable subsidy rate for Yinbang Clad Material 
Co., Ltd. based entirely on AFA, in accordance with section 776 of the 
Act. Because there are no other producers or exporters subject to this 
review and not selected for individual examination (i.e., non-selected 
companies), Commerce does not need to establish the rate for non-
selected companies in this review.
    Commerce preliminarily determines that, during the POR, the 
following countervailable subsidy rates exist:

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                           Company                              valorem
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Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd.\8\/Alcha International            17.33
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Yinbang Clad Material Co., Ltd..............................    * 252.22
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* Rate based on AFA.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce will disclose to parties to this review the calculations 
performed for these preliminary results within five days of the date of 
publication of this notice.\10\ Interested parties may submit case 
briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of these 
preliminary results of review.\11\ Rebuttals to case briefs may be 
filed no later than seven days after the case briefs are filed, and all 
rebuttal comments must be limited to comments raised in the case 
briefs.\12\ Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its 
requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary 
information until further notice.\13\
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    \8\ This rate applies to Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd. and 
its cross-owned companies: Baotou Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd. and 
Jiangsu Alcha New Energy Materials Co., Ltd.
    \9\ We are cumulating the benefits from subsidies received by 
Alcha International Holdings Limited, which exported subject 
merchandise produced by Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd., to the 
United States during the POR, with the benefits from subsidies 
received by Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd., during the POR. For 
further discussion, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 
``Attribution of Subsides.''
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \13\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 29615 (May 18, 
2020); and Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due 
to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 
2020).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit 
case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this review are encouraged to submit 
with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary 
of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must do so within 30 days of publication of these 
preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and 
Compliance's ACCESS system.\14\ Requests should contain the party's 
name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, 
whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues 
to be discussed. Issues addressed at the hearing will be limited to 
those raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, 
Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be 
determined.\15\ Parties should confirm by telephone the date and time 
of the hearing two days before the scheduled date.
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be 
filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their 
entirety by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.

Assessment Rate

    Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of 
the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties

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on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If the assessment 
rate calculated in the final results is zero or de minimis, we will 
instruct CBP to liquidate all appropriate entries without regard to 
countervailing duties. We intend to issue assessment instructions to 
CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of the final 
results of this review in the Federal Register. 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).

Cash Deposit Rate

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, upon issuance of the 
final results, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash 
deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amounts indicated 
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 review, except where the rate calculated in the final results is 
zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required. These cash 
deposit instructions, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

Final Results of Review

    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by 
the parties in their comments, no later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.213(h), unless this deadline is extended.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213 
and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: February 25, 2022.
Lisa W. Wang,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Diversification of China's Economy
V. Subsidies Valuation
VI. Loan Interest Rate Benchmarks, Discount Rates, and Benchmarks to 
Determine the Adequacy of Remuneration
VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
VIII. Analysis of Programs
IX. Recommendation

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