Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (Solar Cells), from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is March 26, 2012, through December 31, 2012. This review covers multiple exporters/producers, two of which are being individually reviewed as mandatory respondents. We preliminarily determine that Lightway Green New Energy Co., Ltd. (Lightway), Shanghai BYD Co. Ltd. (Shanghai BYD) and its cross-owned affiliates received countervailable subsidies during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Effective Date: January 8, 2015.
Start Further Info
Start Printed Page 1020
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Elfi Blum-Page, Lingjun Wang, or Andrew Huston, Office VII, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0197, (202) 482-2316, and (202) 482-4261, respectively.
End Further Info
Start Supplemental Information
Scope of the Investigation
The merchandise covered by this investigation is crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates, and panels, consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels and building integrated materials.
The Department is conducting this countervailing duty 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 determine 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.
For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, including our reliance, in part, on adverse facts available pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).
ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties 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://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
Partial Rescission of the 2012 Administrative Review
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation. SolarWorld Industries America, Inc. (Petitioner) submitted the withdrawal of its review request within the deadline set forth under 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department is rescinding this review of the countervailing duty order on solar cells from the PRC with respect to the companies listed in Appendix II. No other party requested a review of any of the companies listed in Appendix II. The review will continue with respect to the other companies for which a review was requested: The mandatory respondents Lightway and Shanghai BYD, and the remaning companies not selected for individual review, listed in Appendix III.
Companies Not Selected for Individual Review
For the companies not selected for individual review (see Appendix III), because the rates calculated for Lightway and Shanghai BYD were above de minimis and not based entirely on facts available, we applied a subsidy rate based on a weighted average of the subsidy rates calculated for Lightway and Shanghai BYD using publicly ranged sales data submitted by respondents.
Preliminary Results of Review
As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the countervailable subsidy rates to be:
|Company||Subsidy rate (percent)|
|Lightway Green New Energy Co., Ltd||22.73|
|Shanghai BYD Co. Ltd. and its cross-owned affiliates 5||8.63|
|Remaining Companies Subject to Review 6||15.68|
Disclosure and Public Comment
The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five days of its public announcement.
Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs, as well as request a hearing.
Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.
Rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs.
Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.
Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, 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, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and Compliance's ACCESS system.
Requests should contain the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined.
Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Issues addressed at the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.
All briefs Start Printed Page 1021and hearing requests must be filed electronically and received successfully in their entirety through ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we intend 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, within 120 days after issuance of these preliminary results.
Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirement
In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we assigned a subsidy rate for each producer/exporter subject to this administrative review. Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of review.
Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, the Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties, in the amounts shown above for each of the respective companies shown 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. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most-recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).
Dated: December 31, 2014.
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum
III. Subsidies Valuation
IV. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
V. Analysis of Programs
VI. Disclosure and Public Comment
1. Aiko Solar
2. Amplesun Solar
3. Boading Tianwei Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd.
4. Beijing Hope Industry
5. Best Solar Hi-tech
6. CEEG (Shanghai) Solar Science Technology Co., Ltd.
7. CEEG Nanjing Renewable Energy Co., Ltd.
8. China Sunergy (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.
9. China Sunergy
10. Chinalight Solar
11. CNPV Dongying Solar Power Co., Ltd.
12. Dai Hwa Industrial
14. ENN Solar Energy
15. General Solar Power
16. Golden Partner development
17. Goldpoly (Quanzhou)
18. Hairun Photovoltaics Technology Co., Ltd
19. Hareon Solar Technology
20. HC Solar Power Co., Ltd.
21. JA Solar Technology Yangzhou Co., Ltd.
22. Jetion Solar (China) Co., Ltd.
23. Jia Yi Energy Technology
24. Jiasheng Photovoltaic Tech.
25. Jiangxi Green Power Co. Ltd.
26. Jiawei Solar Holding
27. Jiawei Solarchina Co. (Shenzhen), Ltd
28. JingAo Solar Co., Ltd.
29. Jiutai Energy
30. Linuo Photovoltaic
31. Ningbo Komaes Solar Technology Co., Ltd.
33. Polar Photovoltaics
34. Qiangsheng (QS Solar)
35. QXPV (Ningbo Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd)
36. Refine Solar
37. Risen Energy Co, Ltd.
38. Risun Solar (JiangXi Ruijing Solar Power Co., Ltd.)
39. Sanjing Silicon
40. Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy
41. Shanghai JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd.
42. Shanghai Solar Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
43. Shangpin Solar
44. Shanshan Ulica
45. Shenzen Topray Solar Co., Ltd.
46. Shenzhen Global Solar Energy Tech.
47. Shuqimeng Energy Tech
49. Solargiga Energy Holdings Ltd.
51. Sunlink PV
52. Sunvim Solar Technology
53. Tainergy Tech
54. tenKsolar (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
55. Tianjin Jinneng Solar Cell
58. Weihai China Glass Solar
59. Wuxi Sun-shine Power Co., Ltd.
60. Wuxi University Science Park International Incubator Co., Ltd.
61. Yuhan Sinosola Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
62. Yuhuan Solar Energy Source Co., Ltd.
63. Yunnan Tianda
64. Yunnan Zhuoye Energy
65. Zhejiang Top Point Photovoltaic Co., Ltd.
66. Zhejiang Wanxiang Solar Co, Ltd.
1. Baoding Jiansheng Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd.
2. Boading Tianwei Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd.
3. Beijing Tianneng Yingli New Energy Resources Co. Ltd.
4. Canadian Solar International Limited.
5. Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Changshu) Inc.
6. Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Luoyang) Inc.
7. Changzhou NESL Solartech Co., Ltd.
8. Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd.
9. Chint Solar (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.
10. CSG PVTech Co., Ltd.
11. DelSolar Co., Ltd.
12. De-Tech Trading Limited HK.
13. Dongfang Electric (Yixing) MAGI Solar Power Technology Co. Ltd.
14. Eoplly New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
15. Era Solar Co., Ltd.
16. ET Solar Energy Limited
17. Hainan Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd.
18. Hangzhou Zhejiang University Sunny Energy Science and Technology Co. Ltd.
19. Hendigan Group Dmegc Magnetics.
20. Hengshui Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd.
21. Himin Clean Energy Holdings Co., Ltd.
23. Jiangsu Green Power PV Co., Ltd.
24. Jiangsu Jiasheng Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd.
25. Jiangsu Sunlink PV Technology Co., Ltd.
26. Jiawei Solar Holding.
27. Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.
28. Jinko Solar Import and Export Co., Ltd.
29. Jinko Solar International Limited.
30. Konca Solar Cell Co., Ltd.
31. Kuttler Automation Systems (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.
32. LDK Solar Hi-tech (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
33. LDK Solar Hi-tech (Nanchang)
34. Leye Photovoltaic Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
35. Wuxi Suntech
36. Lixian Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd.
End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 2015-00110 Filed 1-7-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P