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Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

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AGENCY:

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

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain softwood lumber products (softwood lumber) from Canada. The period of review is April 28, 2017 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES:

Applicable February 7, 2020.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Peter Zukowski (Canfor), Nicholas Czajkowski (JDIL), Kristen Johnson (Resolute), and George McMahon (West Fraser), AD/CVD Operations, Offices I and III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0189, (202) 482-1395, (202) 482-4793, and (202) 482-1167, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On January 3, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a countervailing duty (CVD) order on softwood lumber from Canada.[1] Several interested parties requested that Commerce conduct an administrative review of the CVD Order, and, on April 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of the first administrative review of the CVD Order.[2] On May 17, 2019, Commerce selected the following producers and exporters as the mandatory respondents in the administrative review: Canfor Corporation, Resolute FP Canada Inc., and West Fraser Mills Ltd.[3] On July 18, 2019, Commerce selected J.D. Irving, Limited as a voluntary respondent in the administrative review.[4] On September 6, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary results of this review extending the deadline until January 31, 2020.[5]

Scope of the Order

The product covered by this order is certain softwood lumber products from Canada. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.[6]

Methodology

Commerce is conducting this CVD administrative 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, Commerce preliminarily determines 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.[7]

For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document that 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 https://access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main 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. The list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice.

Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the review. On June 19, 2019, the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations (COALITION) withdrew its request for several of the companies for which Commerce initiated an administrative review.[8] On July 1, 2019, Fontaine, Inc. and Mobilier Rustique withdrew their respective requests for administrative review.[9] All withdrawal of review requests were timely submitted within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. No other parties requested an administrative review of the order with respect to these entities for which the requests for review were withdrawn.

On January 15, 2020, Commerce issued a memorandum regarding its intent to rescind the administrative review for those companies for which a withdrawal of review request was received and invited interested parties to comment.[10] On January 21, 2020, Brink Forest Products Ltd. and Vanderhoof Specialty Wood Products Ltd. (Brink Forest/Vanderhoof) submitted a comment on the companies' exclusion from the review and stated that they should remain subject to the review.[11] On January 22, 2020, Tolko Start Printed Page 7274Marketing and Sales Ltd. and Tolko Industries Ltd. (Tolko) submitted a comment requesting Commerce retain Tolko Industries Ltd. in the administrative review.[12] Commerce replied to the comments filed by Brink Forest/Vanderhoof and Tolko.[13] Brink Forest/Vanderhoof are not included in the administrative review because the petitioner withdrew its request for review of the companies [14] and Brink Forest/Vanderhoof did not request a review of themselves.[15] The review of Tolko Industries Ltd. is not being rescinded. In the investigation,[16] Commerce found Tolko Marketing and Sales Ltd. to be cross-owned with Tolko Industries Ltd. and Meadow Lake OSB Limited Partnership and, therefore, all three companies are subject to the administrative review.[17]

No other party submitted comments on the Intent to Rescind Memorandum. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce is rescinding this administrative review of the CVD Order with respect to the entities for which a withdrawal of review request was received.

Additionally, as a result of the final results of the CVD expedited review covering the CVD Order, subject merchandise produced and exported by certain companies is excluded from the order.[18] We therefore are also rescinding the administrative review with respect to the excluded companies for which there was a request for review.

For more information on the companies for which a review was rescinded, see the Intent to Rescind Memorandum.

Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review

There are 247 companies for which a review was requested and not rescinded, but were not selected as mandatory respondents. The statute and Commerce's regulations do not directly address the establishment of rates to be applied to companies not selected for individual examination where Commerce limits its examination in an administrative review pursuant to section 777A(e)(2) of the Act. However, Commerce normally determines the rates for non-selected companies in reviews in a manner that is consistent with section 705(c)(5) of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in an investigation.

Section 705(c)(5)(A)(i) of the Act instructs Commerce, as a general rule, to calculate an all-others rate equal to the weighted average of the countervailable subsidy rates established for exporters and/or producers individually examined, excluding any zero, de minimis, or rates based entirely on facts available. In this review, none of the rates for the respondents were zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available. Therefore, for 2017 and 2018, we are assigning to the non-selected companies an average of the subsidy rates calculated for the companies that were selected as respondents in the administrative review. For further information on the calculation of the non-selected rate, see “Preliminary Ad Valorem Rate for Non-Selected Companies under Review” in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Results of Review

As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that, for 2017 and 2018, the following estimated countervailable subsidy rates exist:

CompaniesSubsidy rate 2017 ad valorem (percent)Subsidy rate 2018 ad valorem (percent)
Canfor Corporation and its cross-owned affiliates 192.932.61
J.D. Irving, Limited and its cross-owned affiliates 203.472.66
Resolute FP Canada Inc. and its cross-owned affiliates 2115.1614.66
West Fraser Mills Ltd. and its cross-owned affiliates 227.077.51
1074712 BC Ltd6.716.55
5214875 Manitoba Ltd6.716.55
752615 B.C Ltd, Fraserview Remanufacturing Inc, DBA Fraserview Cedar Products6.716.55
9224-5737 Québec inc. (aka, A.G. Bois)6.716.55
A.B. Cedar Shingle Inc6.716.55
Absolute Lumber Products, Ltd6.716.55
AJ Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Alberta Spruce Industries Ltd6.716.55
Aler Forest Products, Ltd6.716.55
Alpa Lumber Mills Inc6.716.55
American Pacific Wood Products6.716.55
Anbrook Industries Ltd6.716.55
Andersen Pacific Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
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Anglo American Cedar Products Ltd6.716.55
Anglo-American Cedar Products, LTD6.716.55
Antrim Cedar Corporation6.716.55
Aquila Cedar Products, Ltd6.716.55
Arbec Lumber Inc6.716.55
Aspen Planers Ltd6.716.55
B&L Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
B.B. Pallets Inc6.716.55
Babine Forest Products Limited6.716.55
Bakerview Forest Products Inc6.716.55
Bardobec Inc6.716.55
BarretteWood Inc6.716.55
Barrette-Chapais Ltee6.716.55
Benoît & Dionne Produits Forestiers Ltée6.716.55
Best Quality Cedar Products Ltd6.716.55
Blanchet Multi Concept Inc6.716.55
Blanchette & Blanchette Inc6.716.55
Bois Aisé de Montréal inc6.716.55
Bois Bonsaï inc6.716.55
Bois Daaquam inc6.716.55
Bois D'oeuvre Cedrico Inc. (aka, Cedrico Lumber Inc.)6.716.55
Bois et Solutions Marketing SPEC, Inc6.716.55
Boisaco6.716.55
Boscus Canada Inc6.716.55
BPWood Ltd6.716.55
Bramwood Forest Inc6.716.55
Brunswick Valley Lumber Inc6.716.55
Busque & Laflamme Inc6.716.55
C&C Wood Products Ltd6.716.55
Caledonia Forest Products Inc6.716.55
Campbell River Shake & Shingle Co., Ltd6.716.55
Canadian American Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Canadian Wood Products Inc6.716.55
Canusa cedar inc6.716.55
Canyon Lumber Company, Ltd6.716.55
Careau Bois inc6.716.55
Carrier & Begin Inc6.716.55
Carrier Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Carrier Lumber Ltd6.716.55
Cedar Valley Holdings Ltd6.716.55
Cedarline Industries, Ltd6.716.55
Central Cedar Ltd6.716.55
Centurion Lumber, Ltd6.716.55
Clair Industrial Development Corp. Ltd6.716.55
Chaleur Sawmills LP6.716.55
Channel-ex Trading Corporation6.716.55
Clermond Hamel Ltée6.716.55
Coast Clear Wood Ltd6.716.55
Coast Mountain Cedar Products Ltd6.716.55
Commonwealth Plywood Co. Ltd6.716.55
Comox Valley Shakes Ltd6.716.55
Conifex Fibre Marketing Inc6.716.55
Cowichan Lumber Ltd6.716.55
CS Manufacturing Inc., dba Cedarshed6.716.55
CWP—Industriel inc6.716.55
CWP—Montréal inc6.716.55
D & D Pallets, Ltd6.716.55
Dakeryn Industries Ltd6.716.55
Decker Lake Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Delco Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Delta Cedar Specialties Ltd6.716.55
Devon Lumber Co. Ltd6.716.55
DH Manufacturing Inc6.716.55
Direct Cedar Supplies Ltd6.716.55
Doubletree Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Downie Timber Ltd6.716.55
Dunkley Lumber Ltd6.716.55
EACOM Timber Corporation6.716.55
East Fraser Fiber Co. Ltd6.716.55
Edgewood Forest Products Inc6.716.55
ER Probyn Export Ltd6.716.55
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Eric Goguen & Sons Ltd6.716.55
Falcon Lumber Ltd6.716.55
Foothills Forest Products Inc6.716.55
Fornebu Lumber Co. Ltd6.716.55
Fraser Specialty Products Ltd6.716.55
Fraserview Cedar Products6.716.55
Furtado Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
G & R Cedar Ltd6.716.55
Galloway Lumber Company Ltd6.716.55
Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Glandell Enterprises Inc6.716.55
Goat Lake Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Goldband Shake & Shingle Ltd6.716.55
Golden Ears Shingle Ltd6.716.55
Goldwood Industries Ltd6.716.55
Goodfellow Inc6.716.55
Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd6.716.55
Groupe Crête Chertsey6.716.55
Groupe Crête division St-Faustin6.716.55
Groupe Lebel inc6.716.55
Groupe Lignarex inc6.716.55
H.J. Crabbe & Sons Ltd6.716.55
Haida Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Harry Freeman & Son Ltd6.716.55
Hornepayne Lumber LP6.716.55
Imperial Cedar Products, Ltd6.716.55
Imperial Shake Co. Ltd6.716.55
Independent Building Materials Dist6.716.55
Interfor Corporation6.716.55
Island Cedar Products Ltd6.716.55
Ivor Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
J&G Log Works Ltd6.716.55
J.H. Huscroft Ltd6.716.55
Jan Woodland (2001) inc6.716.55
Jhajj Lumber Corporation6.716.55
Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd6.716.55
Kan Wood, Ltd6.716.55
Kebois Ltée/Ltd6.716.55
Keystone Timber Ltd6.716.55
Kootenay Innovative Wood Ltd6.716.55
L'Atelier de Réadaptation au travil de Beauce Inc6.716.55
Lafontaine Lumber Inc6.716.55
Langevin Forest Products Inc6.716.55
Lecours Lumber Co. Limited6.716.55
Ledwidge Lumber Co. Ltd6.716.55
Leisure Lumber Ltd6.716.55
Les Bois d'oeuvre Beaudoin Gauthier inc6.716.55
Les Bois Martek Lumber6.716.55
Les Bois Traités M.G. Inc6.716.55
Les Chantiers de Chibougamau ltd6.716.55
Leslie Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Lignum Forest Products LLP6.716.55
Linwood Homes Ltd6.716.55
Longlac Lumber Inc6.716.55
Lulumco inc6.716.55
Magnum Forest Products, Ltd6.716.55
Maibec inc6.716.55
Manitou Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Marwood Ltd6.716.55
Materiaux Blanchet Inc6.716.55
Matsqui Management and Consulting Services Ltd., dba Canadian Cedar Roofing Depot6.716.55
Metrie Canada Ltd6.716.55
Mid Valley Lumber Specialties, Ltd6.716.55
Midway Lumber Mills Ltd6.716.55
Mill & Timber Products Ltd6.716.55
Millar Western Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
MP Atlantic Wood Ltd6.716.55
Multicedre Itee6.716.55
Nakina Lumber Inc6.716.55
National Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
New Future Lumber Ltd6.716.55
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Nicholson and Cates Ltd6.716.55
Norsask Forest Products Limited Partnership6.716.55
North American Forest Products Ltd. (located in Abbotsford, British Columbia)6.716.55
North Enderby Timber Ltd6.716.55
Olympic Industries, Inc6.716.55
Olympic Industries Inc-Reman Code6.716.55
Olympic Industries ULC6.716.55
Olympic Industries ULC-Reman6.716.55
Olympic Industries ULC-Reman Code6.716.55
Pacific Coast Cedar Products Ltd6.716.55
Pacific Pallet, Ltd6.716.55
Pacific Western Wood Works Ltd6.716.55
Parallel Wood Products Ltd6.716.55
Pat Power Forest Products Corporation6.716.55
Phoenix Forest Products Inc6.716.55
Pine Ideas Ltd6.716.55
Pioneer Pallet & Lumber Ltd6.716.55
Porcupine Wood Products Ltd6.716.55
Power Wood Corp6.716.55
Precision Cedar Products Corp6.716.55
Prendiville Industries Ltd. (aka, Kenora Forest Products)6.716.55
Produits Forestiers Mauricie6.716.55
Produits Forestiers Petit Paris6.716.55
Produits forestiers Temrex, s.e.c6.716.55
Produits Matra Inc6.716.55
Promobois G.D.S. inc6.716.55
Rayonier A.M. Canada GP6.716.55
Rembos Inc6.716.55
Rene Bernard Inc6.716.55
Richard Lutes Cedar Inc6.716.55
Rielly Industrial Lumber Inc6.716.55
S & K Cedar Products Ltd6.716.55
S&R Sawmills Ltd6.716.55
S&W Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
San Industries Ltd6.716.55
Sawarne Lumber Co. Ltd6.716.55
Scierie St‐Michel inc6.716.55
Scierie West Brome Inc6.716.55
Scotsburn Lumber Co. Ltd6.716.55
Sechoirs de Beauce Inc6.716.55
Serpentine Cedar Ltd6.716.55
Serpentine Cedar Roofing Ltd6.716.55
Sexton Lumber Co. Ltd6.716.55
Sigurdson Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Silvaris Corporation6.716.55
Silver Creek Premium Products Ltd6.716.55
Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Skana Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Skeena Sawmills Ltd6.716.55
Sound Spars Enterprise Ltd6.716.55
South Beach Trading Inc6.716.55
Specialiste du Bardeau de Cedre Inc6.716.55
Spruceland Millworks Inc6.716.55
Surrey Cedar Ltd6.716.55
T.G. Wood Products, Ltd6.716.55
Taan Forest Products6.716.55
Taiga Building Products Ltd6.716.55
Tall Tree Lumber Company6.716.55
Teal Cedar Products Ltd6.716.55
Tembec Inc6.716.55
Terminal Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
The Teal-Jones Group6.716.55
The Wood Source Inc6.716.55
Tolko Marketing and Sales Ltd., Tolko Industries Ltd., and Meadow Lake OSB Limited Partnership6.716.55
Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd6.716.55
Triad Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Twin Rivers Paper Co. Inc6.716.55
Tyee Timber Products Ltd6.716.55
Universal Lumber Sales Ltd6.716.55
Usine Sartigan Inc6.716.55
Vaagen Fibre Canada, ULC6.716.55
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Valley Cedar 2 ULC6.716.55
Vancouver Island Shingle, Ltd6.716.55
Vancouver Specialty Cedar Products Ltd6.716.55
Visscher Lumber Inc6.716.55
W.I. Woodtone Industries Inc6.716.55
Waldun Forest Product Sales Ltd6.716.55
Watkins Sawmills Ltd6.716.55
West Bay Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
West Wind Hardwood Inc6.716.55
Western Forest Products Inc6.716.55
Western Lumber Sales Limited6.716.55
Western Wood Preservers Ltd6.716.55
Weston Forest Products Inc6.716.55
Westrend Exteriors Inc6.716.55
Weyerhaeuser Co6.716.55
White River Forest Products L.P6.716.55
Winton Homes Ltd6.716.55
Woodline Forest Products Ltd6.716.55
Woodstock Forest Products6.716.55
Woodtone Specialties Inc6.716.55
Yarrow Wood Ltd6.716.55

Disclosure and Public Comment

Commerce intends to disclose to the parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching these preliminary results within five days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.[23] Commerce also intends to issue post-preliminary decision memoranda subsequent to the publication of this notice. Commerce will notify the parties to this proceeding of the deadlines for the submission of case and rebuttal briefs after the issuance of the last post-preliminary decision memorandum via a memorandum to the file of the proceeding.

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to the 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 and whether any participant is a foreign national; and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date and time of the hearing two days before the scheduled date.

Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any written briefs, within 120 days after the date of publication of this notice.

Assessment Rates and Cash Deposit Requirement

In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), Commerce has preliminarily assigned subsidy rates as indicated above. Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce 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 this review.

Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount calculated for the year 2018 from the companies identified 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 companies, 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.

Assessment for Companies With Rescinded Reviews

Commerce will instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties on all entries of subject merchandise during the period April 28, 2017 through December 31, 2018, at the rate equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice.

With regard to D&G, MLI, NAFP (located in Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick), Roland, and Lemay, only subject merchandise that is produced and exported by D&G, MLI, NAFP, Roland, and Lemay are excluded from the CVD Order. Subject merchandise from either a producer or exporter identified in the producer/exporter combinations above, where the other entity in the transaction does not match the excluded producer/exporter combinations, remains subject to the CVD Order.

Notification to Interested Parties

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).

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Dated: January 31, 2020.

James Maeder,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary

II. Background

III. Rescission of Review

IV. Period of Review

V. Scope of the Order

VI. Subsidies Valuation

VII. Analysis of Programs

VIII. Preliminary Ad Valorem Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review

IX. Programs To Be Addressed After the Preliminary Results

X. Recommendation

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Footnotes

1.  See Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 347 (January 3, 2018) (CVD Order).

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2.  See Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 12209 (April 1, 2019).

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3.  See Memorandum, “Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Respondent Selection,” dated May 17, 2019.

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4.  See Memorandum, “Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Selection of JD Irving, Ltd. as a Voluntary Respondent,” dated July 18, 2019.

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5.  See Memorandum, “Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review—2017-2018,” dated September 6, 2019.

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6.  See Memorandum, “Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada; 2017-2018,” dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).

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7.  See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.

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8.  See COALITION's Letters, “Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,” dated June 19, 2019; and “Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Clarification of Petitioner's Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,” dated July 26, 2019.

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9.  See Fontaine, Inc.'s Letter, “Softwood Lumber from Canada: Withdrawal of Request for Countervailing Duty Administrative Review (4/28/2017-12/31/2018),” dated July 1, 2019; see also Mobilier Rustique's Letter, “Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada—Mobilier Rustique Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,” dated July 1, 2019.

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10.  See Memorandum, “Intent to Rescind the 2017/2018 Administrative Review, in Part,” dated January 15, 2020 (Intent to Rescind Memorandum).

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11.  See Brink Forest Products Ltd. and Vanderhoof Specialty Wood Products Ltd.'s Letter, “Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada,” dated January 21, 2020.

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12.  See Tolko Marketing and Sales Ltd. and Tolko Industries Ltd.'s Letter, “Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Comments on Notice of Intent to Rescind Memorandum,” dated January 22, 2020.

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13.  See Memorandum, “Reply to Comments Regarding Notice of Intent to Rescind Review, In Part,” dated concurrently with this notice (Reply to Comments Memorandum).

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14.  See COALITION's Letters, “Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,” dated June 19, 2019; and “Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Clarification of Petitioner's Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,” dated July 26, 2019.

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15.  See Reply to Comments Memorandum.

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16.  See Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 82 FR 51814, 51815-16 (November 8, 2017); see also Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 347, 349 (January 3, 2018).

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17.  See Reply to Comments Memorandum.

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18.  See Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Expedited Review, 84 FR 32121 (July 5, 2019). The excluded companies are: Les Produits Forestiers D&G Ltee (D&G), Marcel Lauzon Inc. (MLI), North American Forest Products Ltd. (NAFP) (located in Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick), Roland Boulanger & Cie Ltee (Roland), and Scierie Alexandre Lemay & Fils Inc. (Lemay).

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19.  Commerce preliminarily finds the following companies to be cross-owned with Canfor Corporation: Canadian Forest Products, Ltd., and Canfor Wood Products Marketing, Ltd.

20.  Commerce preliminarily finds the following companies to be cross-owned with J.D. Irving, Limited: Miramichi Timber Holdings Limited, The New Brunswick Railway Company, Rothesay Paper Holdings Ltd., and St. George Pulp & Paper Limited.

21.  Commerce preliminarily finds the following companies to be cross-owned with Resolute: Resolute Growth Canada Inc., Produits Forestiers Maurice S.E.C., Abitibi-Bowater Canada Inc., Bowater Canadian Ltd., and Resolute Forest Products Inc.

22.  Commerce preliminarily finds the following companies to be cross-owned with West Fraser: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., West Fraser Alberta Holdings, Ltd., Blue Ridge Lumber Inc., Manning Forest Products, Ltd., Sunpine Inc., and Sundre Forest Products Inc.

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