Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies have been provided to producers and exporters of aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.
Effective June 7, 2017.
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Tyler Weinhold or Tom Bellhouse, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1121 or (202) 482-0257, respectively.
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The Department published the notice of initiation of this administrative review on July 7, 2016.
On January 13, 2017, the Department initiated an administrative review of one additional company that had been inadvertently omitted from the Initiation Notice.
Because the petitioner withdrew its request for review of certain companies, only 18 companies remain under review.
On January 17, 2017, the Department selected tenKsolar (Shanghai) Aluminum Co., Ltd. (tenKsolar) and Changzhou Jinxi Machinery Co., Ltd. (Changzhou Jinxi) for individual examination.
For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix I to this notice. 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 B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
Scope of the Order
The merchandise covered by the Order is aluminum extrusions which are shapes and forms, produced by an extrusion process, made from aluminum alloys having metallic elements corresponding to the alloy series designations published by The Aluminum Association commencing with the numbers 1, 3, and 6 (or proprietary equivalents or other certifying body equivalents).
Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under the following categories of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): 6603.90.8100, 7616.99.51, 8479.89.94, 8481.90.9060, 8481.90.9085, 9031.90.9195, 8424.90.9080, 9405.99.4020, 9031.90.90.95, 76184.108.40.206, 7609.00.00, 7610.10.00, 7610.90.00, 7615.10.30, 7615.10.71, 7615.10.91, 7615.19.10, 7615.19.30, 7615.19.50, 7615.19.70, 7615.19.90, 7615.20.00, 7616.99.10, 7616.99.50, 8479.89.98, 8479.90.94, 8513.90.20, 9403.10.00, 9403.20.00, 7604.21.00.00, 7604.29.10.00, 7604.29.30.10, 7604.29.30.50, 7604.29.50.30, 7604.29.50.60, 7608.20.00.30, 7608.20.00.90, 8302.10.30.00, 8302.10.60.30, 8302.10.60.60, 8302.10.60.90, 8302.20.00.00, 8302.30.30.10, 8302.30.30.60, 8302.41.30.00, 8302.41.60.15, 8302.41.60.45, 8302.41.60.50, 8302.41.60.80, 8302.42.30.10, 8302.42.30.15, 8302.42.30.65, 8302.49.60.35, 8302.49.60.45, 8302.49.60.55, 8302.49.60.85, 8302.50.00.00, 8302.60.90.00, 8305.10.00.50, 8306.30.00.00, 84220.127.116.11, 8418.104.22.168, 8418.99.80.05, 8422.214.171.124, 84126.96.36.199, 8419.90.10.00, 8422.90.06.40, 8473.30.20.00, 8473.30.51.00, 8479.90.85.00, 8486.90.00.00, 8487.90.00.80, 8503.00.95.20, 8508.70.00.00, 8515.90.20.00, 8516.90.50.00, 85188.8.131.52, 8517.70.00.00, 8529.90.73.00, 85184.108.40.206, 85220.127.116.11, 8538.10.00.00, 8518.104.22.168, 8708.29.50.60, 8708.80.65.90, 8803.30.00.60, 9013.90.50.00, 9013.90.90.00, 9401.90.50.81, 9403.90.10.40, 9403.90.10.50, 9403.90.10.85, 9403.90.25.40, 9403.90.25.80, 9403.90.40.05, 9403.90.40.10, Start Printed Page 264399403.90.40.60, 9403.90.50.05, 9403.90.50.10, 9403.90.50.80, 9403.90.60.05, 9403.90.60.10, 9403.90.60.80, 9403.90.70.05, 9403.90.70.10, 9403.90.70.80, 9403.90.80.10, 9403.90.80.15, 9403.90.80.20, 9403.90.80.41, 9403.90.80.51, 9403.90.80.61, 9506.11.40.80, 9506.51.40.00, 9506.51.60.00, 9506.59.40.40, 9506.70.20.90, 9506.91.00.10, 9506.91.00.20, 9506.91.00.30, 9506.99.05.10, 9506.99.05.20, 9506.99.05.30, 9506.99.15.00, 9506.99.20.00, 9506.99.25.80, 9506.99.28.00, 9506.99.55.00, 9506.99.60.80, 9507.30.20.00, 9507.30.40.00, 9507.30.60.00, 9507.90.60.00, and 9603.90.80.50.
The subject merchandise entered as parts of other aluminum products may be classifiable under the following additional Chapter 76 subheadings: 7610.10, 7610.90, 7615.19, 7615.20, and 7616.99, as well as under other HTSUS chapters. In addition, fin evaporator coils may be classifiable under HTSUS numbers: 8422.214.171.124 and 84126.96.36.199. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this Order is dispositive.
The Department is conducting this 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, the Department preliminarily determines that there is a subsidy, e.g., a financial contribution by an “authority” that confers a benefit, and that the subsidy is specific.
For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, including our reliance, on adverse facts available pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. As explained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, the Department relied on adverse facts available because the Government of China (GOC) and both of the mandatory respondents did not act to the best of their ability in responding to the Department's requests for information, and consequently, has drawn an adverse inference, where appropriate, in selecting from among the facts otherwise available.
For further information, see “Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences” in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
Rescission of Review, in Part
For those companies named in the Initiation Notice for which all review requests have been timely withdrawn, we are rescinding this administrative review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). These companies are listed at Appendix II to this notice. For these companies, countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the rates of the cash deposits for estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, during the POR, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(2).
Also, between July 25, 2016 and August 8, 2016 the Department timely received no-shipment certifications from eight companies.
However, these companies were also included in the Petitioner's timely withdrawal of its review requests, and because no party other than the petitioner requested a review of these companies, the Department is rescinding the administrative review of these companies pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).
Preliminary Rate for the Non-Selected Companies Under Review
The statute and the Department's regulations do not directly address the establishment of rates to be applied to companies not selected for individual examination where the Department limits its examination in an administrative review pursuant to section 777A(e)(2) of the Act. However, the Department normally determines the rates for cooperative non-selected companies in reviews in a manner that is consistent with sections 703(d) and 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, which provide that the Department shall determine an estimated all-others rate for companies not individually examined. This rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated subsidy rates established for those companies individually examined, excluding any zero and de minimis rates and any rates based entirely on facts available under section 776 of the Act. However, if the countervailable subsidy rates established for all exporters and producers individually investigated are zero or de minimis, or are determined entirely based on facts available under section 776 of the Act, the Department may use any reasonable method to establish the all-others rate. In past reviews, the Department has determined that a reasonable method to use when all the rates of selected mandatory respondents are zero, de minimis or determined entirely on facts available, is to assign non-selected respondents the average of the most recently determined rates that are not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available.
Because all individually calculated rates in this review are based entirely on facts available, we have preliminarily based the rate for cooperative non-selected companies on the rate established for cooperative non-selected companies in Aluminum Extrusions 2014 Review,
which is the average of the most recently determined rates established for cooperative individually examined respondents in any segment of this proceeding that are not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available.
The Department preliminarily determines that the following estimated countervailable subsidy rates exist:
|Company||Ad Valorem rate
|tenKsolar (Shanghai) Co., Ltd||198.61|
|Changzhou Jinxi Machinery Co., Ltd||198.61|
|Classic & Contemporary Inc||16.08|
|Daya Hardware Co., LTD||16.08|
|Dongguan Golden Tiger Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd||16.08|
|ETLA Technology (Wuxi) Co., Ltd||16.08|
|Global Hi-Tek Precision Limited||16.08|
|Jiangsu Zhenhexiang New Material Technology Co., Ltd||16.08|
|Johnson Precision Engineering (Suzhou) Co Ltd||16.08|
|Kam Kiu Aluminum Products Sdn Bhd||16.08|
|Ningbo Haina Machine Co., Ltd||16.08|
|Ningbo Innopower Tengda Machinery Co., Ltd||16.08|
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|Ningbo Yinzhou Sanhua Electric Machine Factory||16.08|
|Precision Metal Works LTD||16.08|
|Summit Heat Sinks Metal Co., Ltd||16.08|
|Suzhou New Hongji Precision Parts Co Ltd||16.08|
|Taishan City Kam Kiu Aluminium Extrusion Co., Ltd||16.08|
|Wuxi Huida Aluminum Co., Ltd||16.08|
Assessment Rates Cash Deposit Requirements
In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we preliminarily assigned subsidy rates in the amounts shown above for the producer/exporters shown above. Upon completion of the administrative review, 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 assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this 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 indicated above for each company listed 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 administrative review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties 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.
The Department intends to disclose its calculations and analysis performed to interested parties in this preliminary determination within ten days of its public announcement, or if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) no later than 30 days after the date of publication of the preliminary determination. Rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs), limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Issues addressed at the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.
All briefs and 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.
Notification to Interested Parties
These preliminary results are issued and published pursuant to sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).
Dated: May 31, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
Appendix I—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum
III. Partial Rescission of Review
IV. Extension of the Preliminary Results
V. Scope of the Order
VI. Use of Adverse Facts Available
VII. Ad Valorem Rate for Non-Cooperative Companies Under Review
VIII. Ad Valorem Rate for Cooperative Non-Selected Companies Under Review
Appendix II—List of Companies for Which We Are Rescinding This Administrative Review 
1. Acro Import and Export Co.
2. Activa International Inc.
3. Allied Maker Limited
4. Alnan Aluminum Co., Ltd.
5. Aluminicaste Fundicion de Mexico
6. AMC Ltd.
7. Atlas Integrated Manufacturing Ltd.
8. Belton (Asia) Development Ltd.
9. Birchwoods (Lin'an) Leisure Products Co., Ltd.
10. Bolnar Hong Kong Ltd.
11. Bracalente Metal Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
12. Changshu Changshen Aluminum Products Co., Ltd.
13. Changzhou Changzhen Evaporator Co., Ltd.
14. Changzhou Tenglong Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
15. China Square
16. China Square Industrial Co.
17. China Zhongwang Holdings, Ltd.
18. Chiping One Stop Industrial & Trade Co., Ltd.
19. Clear Sky Inc.
20. Cosco (J.M.) Aluminum Co., Ltd.
21. Dalian Huacheng Aquatic Products
22. Dalian Liwang Trade Co., Ltd.
23. Danfoss Micro Channel Heat Exchanger (Jia Xing) Co., Ltd.
24. Dongguan Dazhan Metal Co., Ltd.
25. Dongguang Aoda Aluminum Co., Ltd.
26. Dragonluxe Limited
27. Dynabright International Group (HK) Ltd.
28. Dynamic Technologies China
29. Ever Extend Ent. Ltd.
30. Fenghua Metal Product Factory
31. First Union Property Limited
32. FookShing Metal & Plastic Co. Ltd.
33. Foreign Trade Co. of Suzhou New & High-Tech Industrial Development Zone
34. Foshan City Nanhai Hongjia Aluminum Alloy Co., Ltd.
35. Foshan Golden Source Aluminum Products Co., Ltd.
36. Foshan Guangcheng Aluminium Co., Ltd
37. Foshan Jinlan Aluminum Co. Ltd.
38. Foshan JMA Aluminum Company Limited
39. Foshan Shanshui Fenglu Aluminum Co., Ltd.
40. Foshan Shunde Aoneng Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd
41. Foshan Yong Li Jian Aluminum Co., Ltd.
42. Fujian Sanchuan Aluminum Co., Ltd.
43. Fuzhou Sunmodo New Energy Equipment
44. Genimex Shanghai, Ltd.
45. Global PMX Dongguan Co., Ltd.
46. Global Point Technology (Far East) Limited
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48. Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc.
49. Gran Cabrio Capital Pte. Ltd.
50. Gree Electric Appliances
51. GT88 Capital Pte. Ltd.
52. Guang Ya Aluminium Industries (HK) Ltd.
53. Guang Ya Aluminium Industries Co., Ltd.
54. Guangdong Hao Mei Aluminium Co., Ltd.
55. Guangdong Jianmei Aluminum Profile Company Limited
56. Guangdong JMA Aluminum Profile Factory (Group) Co., Ltd.
57. Guangdong Nanhai Foodstuffs Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
58. Guangdong Weiye Aluminum Factory Co., Ltd.
59. Guangdong Whirlpool Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd.
60. Guangdong Xin Wei Aluminum Products Co., Ltd.
61. Guangdong Xingfa Aluminum Co., Ltd.
62. Guangdong Yonglijian Aluminum Co., Ltd.
63. Guangdong Zhongya Aluminum Company Limited
64. Guangzhou Jangho Curtain Wall System Engineering Co., Ltd.
65. Guangzhou Mingcan Die-Casting Hardware Products Co., Ltd.
66. Hangzhou Xingyi Metal Products Co., Ltd.
67. Hanwood Enterprises Limited
68. Hanyung Alcoba Co., Ltd.
69. Hanyung Alcobis Co., Ltd.
70. Hanyung Metal (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
71. Hao Mei Aluminum Co., Ltd.
72. Hao Mei Aluminum International Co., Ltd.
73. Hebei Xusen Wire Mesh Products Co., Ltd.
74. Henan New Kelong Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd.
75. Hong Kong Gree Electric Appliances Sales Limited
76. Hong Kong Modern Non-Ferrous Metal
77. Honsense Development Company
78. Hui Mei Gao Aluminum Foshan Co., Ltd.
79. IDEX Dinglee Technology (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
80. IDEX Health
81. IDEX Technology Suzhou Co., Ltd.
82. Innovative Aluminum (Hong Kong) Limited
83. iSource Asia
84. Jackson Travel Products Co., Ltd.
85. Jangho Curtain Wall Hong Kong Ltd.
86. Jiangmen Jianghai District Foreign Economic Enterprise Corp. Ltd.
87. Jiangmen Jianghai Foreign Ent. Gen.
88. Jiangmen Qunxing Hardware Diecasting Co., Ltd.
89. Jiangsu Changfa Refrigeration Co.
90. Jiangyin Suncitygaylin
91. Jiangyin Trust International Inc.
92. Jiangyin Xinhong Doors and Windows Co., Ltd.
93. Jiaxing Jackson Travel Products Co., Ltd.
94. Jiaxing Taixin Metal Products Co., Ltd.
95. Jiuyan Co., Ltd.
96. JMA (HK) Company Limited
97. Justhere Co., Ltd.
98. Kanal Precision Aluminum Product Co., Ltd
99. Karlton Aluminum Company Ltd.
100. Kong Ah International Company Limited
101. Kromet International Inc.
102. Kunshan Giant Light Metal Technology Co., Ltd.
103. Liaoning Zhongwang Group Co., Ltd.
104. Liaoyang Zhongwang Aluminum Profile Co. Ltd.
105. Longkou Donghai Trade Co., Ltd.
106. Metaltek Group Co., Ltd.
107. Metaltek Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
108. Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Co., Ltd.
109. Midea International Trading Co., Ltd.
110. Midea International Training Co., Ltd.
111. Miland Luck Limited
112. Nanhai Textiles Import & Export Co., Ltd.
113. New Asia Aluminum & Stainless Steel Product Co., Ltd.
114. New Zhongya Aluminum Factory
115. Nidec Sankyo (Zhejang) Corporation
116. Nidec Sankyo Singapore Pte. Ltd.
117. Ningbo Coaster International Co., Ltd.
118. Ningbo Hi Tech Reliable Manufacturing Company
119. Ningbo Ivy Daily Commodity Co., Ltd.
120. Ningbo Yili Import and Export Co., Ltd.
121. North China Aluminum Co., Ltd.
122. North Fenghua Aluminum Ltd.
123. Northern States Metals
124. PanAsia Aluminum (China) Limited
125. Pengcheng Aluminum Enterprise Inc.
126. Permasteelisa Hong Kong Ltd.
127. Permasteelisa South China Factory
128. Pingguo Aluminum Company Limited
129. Pingguo Asia Aluminum Co., Ltd.
130. Popular Plastics Company Ltd.
131. Press Metal International Ltd.
132. Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd.
133. Sanchuan Aluminum Co., Ltd.
134. Shangdong Huasheng Pesticide Machinery Co.
135. Shangdong Nanshan Aluminum Co., Ltd.
136. Shanghai Automobile Air Conditioner Accessories Ltd.
137. Shanghai Canghai Aluminum Tube Packaging Co., Ltd
138. Shanghai Dongsheng Metal
139. Shanghai Shen Hang Imp & Exp Co., Ltd.
140. Shanghai Tongtai Precise Aluminum Alloy Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
141. Shenyang Yuanda Aluminum Industry Engineering Co. Ltd.
142. Shenzhen Hudson Technology Development Co.
143. Shenzhen Jiuyuan Co., Ltd.
144. Sihui Shi Guo Yao Aluminum Co., Ltd.
145. Sincere Profit Limited
146. Skyline Exhibit Systems (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
147. Southwest Aluminum (Group) Co., Ltd.
148. Suzhou JRP Import & Export Co., Ltd.
149. Suzhou New Hongji Precision Part Co.
150. Tai-Ao Aluminum (Taishan) Co. Ltd.
151. Taizhou Lifeng Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
152. Taizhou Lifeng Manufacturing Corporation, Ltd.
153. Taizhou United Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
154. Tianjin Ganglv Nonferrous Metal Materials Co., Ltd.
155. Tianjin Jinmao Import & Export Corp., Ltd.
156. Tianjin Ruxin Electric Heat Transmission Technology Co., Ltd.
157. Tianjin Xiandai Plastic & Aluminum Products Co., Ltd.
158. Tiazhou Lifeng Manufacturing Corporation
159. Top-Wok Metal Co., Ltd.
160. Traffic Brick Network, LLC
161. Union Aluminum (SIP) Co.
162. Union Industry (Asia) Co., Ltd.
163. USA Worldwide Door Components (Pinghu) Co., Ltd.
164. Wenzhou Shengbo Decoration & Hardware
165. Whirlpool (Guangdong)
166. Whirlpool Canada L.P.
167. Whirlpool Microwave Products Development Ltd.
168. WTI Building Products, Ltd.
169. Xin Wei Aluminum Co.
170. Xin Wei Aluminum Company Limited
171. Xinya Aluminum & Stainless Steel Product Co., Ltd.
172. Yuyao Fanshun Import & Export Co., Ltd.
173. Yuyao Haoshen Import & Export
174. Zahoqing China Square Industry Limited
175. Zhaoqing Asia Aluminum Factory Company Ltd.
176. Zhaoqing China Square Industrial Ltd.
177. Zhaoqing China Square Industry Limited
178. Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co., Ltd.
179. Zhejiang Anji Xinxiang Aluminum Co., Ltd.
180. Zhejiang Yongkang Listar Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd.
181. Zhejiang Zhengte Group Co., Ltd.
182. Zhenjiang Xinlong Group Co., Ltd.
183. Zhongshan Daya Hardware Co., Ltd.
184. Zhongshan Gold Mountain Aluminum Factory Ltd.
185. Zhongya Shaped Aluminum (HK) Holding Limited
186. Zhuhai Runxingtai Electrical Equipment Co., Ltd.
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