[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 52 (Monday, March 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 14349]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05430]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-921]


Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People's Republic of China: 
Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is rescinding the administrative 
review of the countervailing duty order on lightweight thermal paper 
from the People's Republic of China. The period of review is January 1, 
2015, through December 31, 2015.

DATES: Effective March 20, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Phelan at (202) 482-0697, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On November 4, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review 
of the countervailing duty order on lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) 
from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period of review 
(POR) of January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.\1\ The Department 
received a timely-filed request from Appvion, Inc. (Appvion), in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for an administrative review of 
three producers/exporters of lightweight thermal paper from the PRC: 
Sailing International Limited, Shenzhen Formers Printing Co., Ltd., and 
Suzhou Xiandai Paper Production Co.\2\ On January 13, 2017, the 
Department published a notice of initiation.\3\ Subsequent to the 
Initiation Notice, the Department requested from U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports of subject merchandise 
during the POR for the companies for which an administrative review was 
requested.\4\ The CBP data demonstrated that there were no entries of 
subject merchandise exported by these companies during the POR.\5\ The 
Department solicited interested party comments,\6\ and we received no 
comments.
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative 
Review, 81 FR 76920 (November 4, 2016).
    \2\ See Letter to the Secretary from Appvion, ``Lightweight 
Thermal Paper From The People's Republic Of China: Request For 
Administrative Review,'' dated November 30, 2016.
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 4294 (January 13, 2017) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \4\ See Memorandum to the File, ``Administrative Review of 
Certain Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People's Republic of 
China: Request for U.S. Customs and Border Protection Data,'' dated 
February 15, 2017.
    \5\ Id.
    \6\ Id.
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Rescission of Review

    It is the Department's practice to rescind an administrative review 
of a countervailing duty order, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), when 
there are no reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the POR 
for which liquidation is suspended.\7\ Normally, upon completion of an 
administrative review, the suspended entries are liquidated at the 
countervailing duty assessment rate calculated for the review period. 
See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(l). Therefore, for an administrative review to be 
conducted, there must be a reviewable, suspended entry that the 
Department can order CBP to liquidate at the newly calculated 
countervailing duty assessment rate. Accordingly, in the absence of 
suspended entries of subject merchandise during the period of this 
administrative review (January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015), we 
are now rescinding this administrative review of the countervailing 
duty order on LWTP from the PRC, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).
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    \7\ See, e.g., Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People's 
Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review, 81 FR 50683 (August 2, 2016).
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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 751(a)(l) 
and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: March 14, 2017.
Gary Taverman,
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. 2017-05430 Filed 3-17-17; 8:45 am]
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