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Notice

Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order

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AGENCY:

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

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks (kitchen racks) from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailing subsidies at the levels indicated in the “Final Results of Sunset Review” section of this notice.

DATES:

Applicable June 8, 2020.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rachel Greenberg AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Start Printed Page 35062Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3053.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On September 14, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the CVD order on kitchen racks from China.[1] On February 3, 2020, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).[2] On February 14, 2020, Commerce received a timely-filed notice of intent to participate from Nashville Wire Products, Inc. and SSW Holding Company, LLC (collectively, the domestic interested parties), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).[3] The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as producers of the domestic like product in the United States.

On March 4, 2020, Commerce received an adequate substantive response to the Initiation Notice from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).[4] We received no substantive responses from any other interested parties, including the Government of China, nor was a hearing requested. On March 24, 2020, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.[5] As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B)-(C), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order.

Scope of the Order

The scope of this order consists of shelving and racks for refrigerators, freezers, combined refrigerator-freezers, other refrigerating or freezing equipment, cooking stoves, ranges, and ovens (“certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks” or “the subject merchandise”). Certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks are defined as shelving, baskets, racks (with or without extension slides, which are carbon or stainless steel hardware devices that are connected to shelving, baskets, or racks to enable sliding), side racks (which are welded wire support structures for oven racks that attach to the interior walls of an oven cavity that does not include support ribs as a design feature), and subframes (which are welded wire support structures that interface with formed support ribs inside an oven cavity to support oven rack assemblies utilizing extension slides) with the following dimensions:

—Shelving and racks with dimensions ranging from 3 inches by 5 inches by 0.10 inch to 28 inches by 34 inches by 6 inches; or

—Baskets with dimensions ranging from 2 inches by 4 inches by 3 inches to 28 inches by 34 inches by 16 inches; or

—Side racks from 6 inches by 8 inches by 0.10 inch to 16 inches by 30 inches by 4 inches; or

—Subframes from 6 inches by 10 inches by 0.10 inch to 28 inches by 34 inches by 6 inches.

The subject merchandise is comprised of carbon or stainless steel wire ranging in thickness from 0.050 inch to 0.500 inch and may include sheet metal of either carbon or stainless steel ranging in thickness from 0.020 inch to 0.20 inch. The subject merchandise may by coated or uncoated and may by formed and/or welded. Excluded from the scope of this order is shelving in which the support surface is glass.

The merchandise subject to this order is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical reporting numbers 8418.99.8050, 8418.99.8060, 7321.90.5000, 7321.90.6090, 8516.90.8000, 8516.90.8010, 7321.90.6040, 8514.90.4000 and 8419.90.9520. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Analysis of Commerce Received

All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum,[6] which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum are the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the Order were revoked. 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. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/​frn/​. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Sunset Review

Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidy at the rates listed below.

Exporter/producerNet subsidy rate (percent)
Guangdong Wire King Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Foshan Shunde Wireking Housewares & Hardware)19.13
Asber Enterprises Co., Ltd. (China)175.03
Changzhou Yixiong Metal Products Co., Ltd.154.12
Foshan Winleader Metal Products Co., Ltd.154.12
Kingsun Enterprises Group Co, Ltd.154.12
Yuyao Hanjun Metal Work Co./Yuyao Hanjun Metal Products Co., Ltd.154.12
Zhongshan Iwatani Co., Ltd.154.12
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All Others17.51

Administrative Protective Order (APO)

This notice serves as the only reminder to interested parties subject to an APO of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 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.

Notification to Interested Parties

We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until July 17, 2020, unless extended.[7]

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Dated: June 1, 2020.

Jeffrey I. Kessler,

Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary

II. Background

III. Scope of the Order

IV. History of the Order

V. Legal Framework

VI. Discussion of the Issues

1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable Subsidy

2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Rate Likely to Prevail

3. Nature of the Subsidies

VII. Final Results of Sunset Review

VIII. Recommendation

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Footnotes

1.  See Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks from the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 46973 (September 14, 2009) (Order).

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2.  See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 5940 (February 3, 2020) (Initiation Notice).

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3.  See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, “Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks from the People's Republic of China—Domestic Interested Parties' Notice of Intent to Participate,” dated February 14, 2020.

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4.  See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, “Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks from the People's Republic of China—Domestic Interested Parties' Substantive Response,” dated March 4, 2020.

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5.  See Commerce's Letter, “Sunset Reviews Initiated on February 3, 2020,” dated March 24, 2020.

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6.  See Memorandum, “Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks from the People's Republic of China,” dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).

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7.  See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 29615 (May 18, 2020).

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[FR Doc. 2020-12365 Filed 6-5-20; 8:45 am]

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