Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent Not To Revoke Order In Part; 2010-2011
The Department of Commerce (“Department”) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cased pencils (“pencils”) from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”). The period of review (“POR”) is December 1, 2010, through November 30, 2011. The review covers one exporter of subject merchandise, Beijing Fila Dixon Stationery Company, Ltd. a/ k/a Beijing Dixon Ticonderoga Stationery Company, Ltd., a/k/a Beijing Dixon Stationery Company, Ltd., and Dixon Ticonderoga Company (collectively, “Dixon”). We preliminarily find that Dixon made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value.
Table of Contents Back to Top
- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
- SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
- Scope of the Order
- Partial Rescission of Review
- Intent Not To Revoke Order In Part
- Preliminary Results of Review
- Disclosure and Public Comment
- Deadline for Submission of Publicly Available Surrogate Value Information
- Assessment Rates
- Cash Deposit Requirements
- Notification to Importers
- Appendix I—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum
- Appendix II
DATES: Back to Top
Effective Date: January 11, 2013.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top
Sergio Balbontin or Mary Kolberg, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6478 or (202) 482-1785, respectively.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top
Scope of the Order Back to Top
The merchandise covered by the order includes certain cased pencils from the PRC. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) subheading 9609.10.00. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description available in Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China, 59 FR 66909 (December 28, 1994) is dispositive.
Partial Rescission of Review Back to Top
For those companies named in the Initiation Notice  for whom all review requests have been withdrawn and who previously received separate rate status in prior segments of this case, we are rescinding this administrative review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(I). These companies are listed in Appendix II.
Methodology Back to Top
The Department has conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”). Export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a non-market economy within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, normal value has been calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. Specifically, Dixon's factors of production have been valued in Thailand and Indonesia, both of which are economically comparable to the PRC and significant producers of comparable merchandise.
For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see“Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of 2010-2011 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China,” from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated January 2, 2013 (“Preliminary Decision Memorandum”) and hereby adopted by this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Import Administration's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (“IA ACCESS”). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
Intent Not To Revoke Order In Part Back to Top
We preliminary find that Dixon has not satisfied the requirements of 19 CFR 351.222(b).  Thus, under section 751 of the Act, we preliminarily determine not to revoke in part the order with respect to Dixon. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
Preliminary Results of Review Back to Top
The Department preliminarily determines that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists:
|Exporter||Weighted average dumping margin (percent)|
|Beijing Fila Dixon Stationery Company, Ltd. a/k/a Beijing Dixon Ticonderoga Stationery Company, Ltd. a/k/a Beijing Dixon Stationery Company, Ltd., and Dixon Ticonderoga Company||92.46|
Disclosure and Public Comment Back to Top
The Department will disclose calculations performed for these preliminary results to the parties within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit written comments no later than 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review.  Rebuttals to written comments may be filed no later than five days after the written comments are filed. 
Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice.  Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. 
The Department will issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such comments, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.
Deadline for Submission of Publicly Available Surrogate Value Information Back to Top
In accordance with 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3)(ii), the deadline for submission of publicly available information to value factors of production under 19 CFR 351.408(c) is 20 days after the date of publication of the preliminary results. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.301(c)(1), if an interested party submits factual information less than ten days before, on, or after (if the Department has extended the deadline), the applicable deadline for submission of such factual information, an interested party may submit factual information to rebut, clarify, or correct the factual information no later than ten days after such factual information is served on the interested party. However, the Department generally will not accept in the rebuttal submission additional or alternative surrogate value information not previously on the record, if the deadline for submission of surrogate value information has passed.  Furthermore, the Department generally will not accept business proprietary information in either the surrogate value submissions or the rebuttals thereto, as the regulation regarding the submission of surrogate values allows only for the submission of publicly available information. 
Assessment Rates Back to Top
Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.  For assessment purposes, we calculated exporter/importer- (or customer-) specific assessment rates for merchandise subject to this review. Dixon reported that its U.S. affiliate was the importer of record for all U.S. sales. Thus, we calculated an ad valorem rate by dividing the total dumping margins for reviewed sales by the total entered values associated with those transactions. If Dixon's antidumping duty rate exceeds 0.5 percent ad valorem for the final results of this review, we will instruct CBP to assess duties on all of Dixon's entries. See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review.
For companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions regarding entries of the rescinded companies directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice.
Cash Deposit Requirements Back to Top
The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For Dixon, which has a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then no cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
Notification to Importers Back to Top
This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) 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 the Department's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.
We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213.
Dated: January 2, 2012.
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
Appendix I—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum Back to Top
1. Scope of the Order
2. Non-Market Economy Country
3. Separate Rates
4. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Data
5. Economic Comparability
6. Significant Producers of Identical or Comparable Merchandise
7. Data Availability
8. Date of Sale
9. Fair Value Comparisons
10. U.S. Price
11. Normal Value
12. Factor Valuations
13. Currency Conversion
Appendix II Back to Top
Separate rate companies for which we are rescinding this administrative review:
China First Pencil Co., Ltd. Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. Shandong Rongxin Import and Export Co., Ltd.
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Footnotes Back to Top
1. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 77 FR 4759 (January 31, 2012).Back to Context
2. The Department recently published a final rule amending this section of its regulations concerning the revocation of antidumping and countervailing duty orders in whole or in part, but that final rule does not apply to this administrative review. See Modification to Regulation Concerning the Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 77 FR 29875 (May 21, 2012). Reference to 19 CFR 351.222(b) thus refers to the Department's regulations in effect prior to June 20, 2012.Back to Context
7. See, e.g., Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Rescission, in Part, 72 FR 58809 (October 17, 2007), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 2.Back to Context