2018-12595. Utility Scale Wind Towers From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016  

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    AGENCY:

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

    SUMMARY:

    The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.

    DATES:

    Applicable June 12, 2018.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4793.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Background

    Commerce initiated an administrative review of the CVD order on wind towers from China with respect to 56 companies for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016,[1] based on a request by the petitioner.[2] On May 31, 2017, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for an administrative review of all 56 companies.[3] No other party requested a review.

    Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review in whole or in part, if the party that requested a review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, the petitioner withdrew its request for review within the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the CVD order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety.

    Assessment

    Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess CVDs on all entries of wind towers from China during the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated CVDs required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

    Notifications

    This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or 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 the terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

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    Dated: June 7, 2018.

    James Maeder,

    Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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    Footnotes

    1.  See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 17188 (April 10, 2017) (Initiation Notice).

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    2.  The petitioner is the Wind Tower Trade Coalition.

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    3.  See Petitioner's May 31, 2017 Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-12595 Filed 6-11-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
06/12/2018
Department:
Commerce Department
Agency:
International Trade Administration
EntryType:
Notice
Document Number:
2018-12595
Dates:
Applicable June 12, 2018.
Pages:
27310-27310 (1 pages)
Docket Numbers:
C-570-982
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-12595.pdf