Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
On January 8, 2016, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) published the preliminary results of the third administrative review (“AR”) of the antidumping duty (“AD”) order on multilayered wood flooring (“MLWF”) from the People's Republic of China (“the PRC”), in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”).
The period of review (“POR”) for the AR is December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2014. The AR covers 107 companies. The mandatory respondents in this review are: (1) Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd. (“Penghong”); and (2) Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited (“Fine Furniture”). We received comments from interested parties on our Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made changes to the margin calculations for the final results of this administrative review. The final dumping margins are listed below in the “Final Results” section of this notice.
Effective Date: July 19, 2016.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lilit Astvatsatrian or William Horn, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6412 or (202) 482-2615, respectively.
As noted above, on January 8, 2016, the Department published its Preliminary Results. The Department invited parties to submit case briefs and hearing requests related to the Preliminary Results. On February 9, 2016, the Department received case briefs from the Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd. (“Fusong Jinlong Group”) and Baishan Huafeng Wooden Product Co., Ltd. (“Baishan Huafeng”). On February 12, 2016, the Department received case briefs on behalf of the primary members of the Alliance for Free Choice and Jobs In Flooring (“the AFCJF”); 
Fine Furniture; Anhui Longhua Bamboo Product Co., Ltd., Benxi Wood Company, Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd., Dalian Shumaike Floor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Dalian Xinjinghua Wood Co., Ltd., Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd., Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics LLC, GTP International Ltd., Guangzhou Panyu Kangda Board Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd., Henan Xingwangjia Technology Co., Ltd., Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Simba Flooring Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Yuhui International Trade Co., Ltd., Jiashan HuiJiaLe Decoration Material Co., Ltd., Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd., Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry Co., Ltd., Pinge Timber Manufacturing (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd., and Puli Trading Limited, Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd., and Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd., Xuzhou Antop International Trade Co., Ltd., Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd., and Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd. (collectively the “HB Respondents”); Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd., Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd., and Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co. Ltd.; and the Coalition for American Hardwood Parity (“CAHP”).
On February 19, 2016, the Department received rebuttal briefs from Fine Furniture, the HB Respondents, Lumber Liquidators Services, LLC (“Lumber Liquidators”), on behalf of Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd., Dun Hua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd., Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd., Karly Wood Product Limited, Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co., Ltd., Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd., Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd., Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd., Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan New Material Technology Co., Ltd. and Penghong (collectively “Penghong and Companies”), and CAHP. On February 12, 2016, the Department received requests for a hearing from Fine Furniture, CAHP, and Penghong and Companies. Various interested parties participated in a public hearing on May 4, 2016. On April 26, 2016, the Department extended the time period for issuing the final results of the AR by 60 days, until July 12, 2016.
Scope of the Order
The merchandise covered by the order includes MLWF, subject to certain exceptions.
Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under the following subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”): ”): 4412.31.0520; 4412.31.0540; 4412.31.0560; 4412.31.2510; 4412.31.2520; 4412.31.3175; 4412.31.4040; 4412.31.4050; 4412.31.4060; 4412.31.4070; 4412.31.4075; 4412.31.4080; 4412.31.5125; 4412.31.5135; 4412.31.5155; 4412.31.5165; 4412.31.5175; 4412.31.6000; 4412.31.9100; 4412.32.0520; 4412.32.0540; 4412.32.0560; 4412.32.0565; 4412.32.0570; 4412.32.2510; 4412.32.2520; 4412.32.2525; 4412.32.2530; 4412.32.3125; 4412.32.3135; 4412.32.3155; 4412.32.3165; 4412.32.3175; 4412.32.3185; 4412.32.5600; 4412.39.1000; 4412.39.3000; 4412.39.4011; 4412.39.4012; 4412.39.4019; 4412.39.4031; 4412.39.4032; 4412.39.4039; 4412.39.4051; 4412.39.4052; 4412.39.4059; 4412.39.4061; 4412.39.4062; 4412.39.4069; 4412.39.5010; 4412.39.5030; 4412.39.5050; 4412.94.1030; 4412.94.1050; 4412.94.3105; 4412.94.3111; 4412.94.3121; 4412.94.3131; 4412.94.3141; 4412.94.3160; 4412.94.3171; 4412.94.4100; 4412.94.5100; 4412.94.6000; 4412.94.7000; 4412.94.8000; 4412.94.9000; 4412.94.9500; 4412.99.0600; 4412.99.1020; 4412.99.1030; 4412.99.1040; 4412.99.3110; 4412.99.3120; 4412.99.3130; 4412.99.3140; 4412.99.3150; 4412.99.3160; 4412.99.3170; 4412.99.4100; 4412.99.5100; 4412.99.5105; 4412.99.5115; 4412.99.5710; 4412.99.6000; 4412.99.7000; 4412.99.8000; 4412.99.9000; 4412.99.9500; 4418.71.2000; 4418.71.9000; 4418.72.2000; 4418.72.9500; and 9801.00.2500.
While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive. For the full text of the scope of the order, see Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, “Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 2013-2014 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China,” (“Issues and Decision Memorandum”), dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice.
Final Determination of No Shipments
In the Preliminary Results, we found that Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industrial Co., Ltd.; Dalian T-Boom Wood Products Co., Ltd.; Hangzhou Zhengtian Industrial Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Guyu International Trading Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Mingle Flooring Co., Ltd.; Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Eswell Timber Co., Ltd.; Start Printed Page 46901Shenyang Senwang Wooden Industry Co., Ltd.; Tongxiang Jisheng Import and Export Co., Ltd.; and Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Co., Ltd. had no shipments during the POR.
We did not receive comments with respect to any of these companies. Thus, for these final results of review, we continue to find that those companies had no shipments during the POR. Consistent with our “automatic assessment” clarification, we will issue appropriate instructions with respect to these companies to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) based on our final results.
Analysis of Comments Received
All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs filed by parties in the AR are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues that parties raised and to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum follows as an appendix to this notice. The Issues and 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 in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The paper copy and electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
Changes Since the Preliminary Results
- We revised the calculation of surrogate financial ratios based on the notes in financial statement used in the preliminary results.
- We revised surrogate values for several lumber raw materials in calculation of the normal value for Fine Furniture.
- We deducted letter of credit expense from the surrogate value for brokerage and handling in the calculation of normal value for Fine Furniture.
- We corrected the application of certain adjustments by deducting them from international movement in calculation of the U.S. net price for Fine Furniture.
- We corrected the spelling of Baishan Huafeng Wooden Product Co., Ltd.'s name.
- We defined the members of Fusong Jinlong Group.
- We treated certain companies as separate rate respondents.
Final Results of the Administrative Review
We determine that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the POR from December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2014:
|Exporter||Weighted-average dumping margin|
|Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited||17.37|
|Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd./Dalian Shumaike Floor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.15||0.00|
|A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Anhui Longhua Bamboo Product Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Baishan Huafeng Wooden Product Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Benxi Wood Company||17.37|
|Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Dalian Huade Wood Product Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Dalian Xinjinghua Wood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics, LLC||17.37|
|Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Dun Hua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Dunhua Shengda Wood Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Fusong Jinlong Group16||17.37|
|GTP International Ltd||17.37|
|Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Guangzhou Panyu Kangda Board Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd||17.37|
|HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, Ltd||17.37|
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|Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Henan Xingwangjia Technology Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Hunchun Xingjia Wooden Flooring Inc||17.37|
|Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Huzhou Fulinmen Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Huzhou Fuma Wood Co., Ltd.17||17.37|
|Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Huzhou Ruifeng Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.18||17.37|
|Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Jiangsu Simba Flooring Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Jiangsu Yuhui International Trade Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Jiashan HuiJiaLe Decoration Material Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Karly Wood Product Limited||17.37|
|Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Les Planchers Mercier, Inc||17.37|
|Linyi Youyou Wood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|MuDanJiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Ningbo Tianyi Bamboo & Wood Products Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Pinge Timber Manufacturing (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Power Dekor Group Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Puli Trading Limited||17.37|
|Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd./The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai 19||17.37|
|Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Shanghai Shenlin Corporation||17.37|
|Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Sino-Maple (JiangSu) Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Xuzhou Antop International Trade Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Yekalon Industry, Inc||17.37|
|Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Zhejiang Dadongwu Green Home Wood Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Zhejiang Fuma Warm Technology Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd||17.37|
|Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan New Material Technology Co., Ltd||17.37|
The Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of these final results of this review. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we are calculating importer- (or customer-) specific assessment rates for the merchandise subject to this review. For any individually examined respondent whose weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent), the Department will calculate importer- (or customer)-specific assessment rates for merchandise subject to this review. Where appropriate, we calculated an ad valorem rate for each importer (or customer) by dividing the total dumping margins for reviewed sales to that party by the total entered values associated with those transactions. For duty-assessment rates calculated on this Start Printed Page 46903basis, we will direct CBP to assess the resulting ad valorem rate against the entered customs values for the subject merchandise. Where appropriate, we calculated a per-unit rate for each importer (or customer) by dividing the total dumping margins for reviewed sales to that party by the total sales quantity associated with those transactions. For duty-assessment rates calculated on this basis, we will direct CBP to assess the resulting per-unit rate against the entered quantity of the subject merchandise.
We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-specific assessment rate is above de minimis. Where either the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. For Penghong, whose weighted average dumping margin is zero, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.
We intend to instruct CBP to liquidate entries of subject merchandise exported by the PRC-wide entity at the PRC-wide rate.
If the Department determines that an exporter under review had no shipments of subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter's case number will be liquidated at the PRC-wide rate.
For the companies not selected for individual examination, we will instruct CBP to apply the rate listed above to the entries of subject merchandise exported by such companies and entered during the period from December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2014. This rate is the same as the rate for the one mandatory respondent with a weighted-average dumping margin that is above de minimis.
Cash Deposit Requirements
The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of these reviews for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date in the Federal Register of the final results of review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. For Penghong, Fine Furniture, and the non-examined, separate rate respondents, the cash deposit rate will be equal to their weighted-average dumping margins established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is zero or de minimis, then no cash deposit will be required. Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industrial Co., Ltd.; Dalian T-Boom Wood Products Co., Ltd.; Hangzhou Zhengtian Industrial Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Guyu International Trading Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Mingle Flooring Co., Ltd.; Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Eswell Timber Co., Ltd.; Shenyang Senwang Wooden Industry Co., Ltd.; Tongxiang Jisheng Import and Export Co., Ltd.; and Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Co., Ltd. which claimed no shipments, the cash deposit rate will remain unchanged from their rate assigned in the most recently completed review of the company. 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 most-recently established exporter-specific rate. For all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity established in a redetermination of the final determination of the less than fair value investigation (i.e., 25.62 percent).
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.
We intend to disclose the calculations performed regarding these AR final results within five days of the date of publication of this notice in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties
This notice also serves as a final 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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties.
Administrative Protective Order (“APO”)
This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 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 terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.
We are issuing and publishing this Administrative Review and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1), 751(a)(2)(B), and 777(i) of the Act.
Dated: July 12, 2016.
Ronald K Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
Appendix—Issues and Decision Memorandum
Scope of the Order
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Discussion of the Issues
Comment 1: Surrogate Country
A. Whether The Department Should Rely Upon CAHP's Rejected Surrogate Country Arguments
B. Whether The Romanian Wood Products Industry Is Distorted by Government Involvement
C. Whether the Department Improperly Concluded That the Romanian Financial Statement Was Usable
D. Whether the Thai Financial Statements Should Have Been Rejected
E. Whether Romanian Input Data Are Superior to Thailand in Terms of Specificity
Comment 2: Selection of Romanian Surrogate Values of Face Veneers
Comment 3: Selection of Romanian Surrogate Values of Lumber
Comment 4: Correction of Surrogate Value Selections
Comment 5: Calculation of Surrogate Financial Ratios
Comment 6: Adjustment of Brokerage and Handling
Comment 7: Correction of a Clerical Error
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Comment 9: Treatment of Three Respondents as Separate Rate Applicants
Comment 10: Treatment of Fusong Jinlong Group as a Single Entity
Comment 11: Correction of Baishan Huafeng's Name
Table of Shortened Citations
Litigation Cite Table
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