Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on hardwood plywood products from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
Applicable July 2, 2020.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Annathea Cook, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0250.
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On January 2, 2020, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on hardwood plywood products from China.
On Start Printed Page 39884March 10, 2020, pursuant to a request from interested parties,
Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to 40 companies, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b).
On May 7, 2020, all interested parties that requested an administrative review timely withdrew their requests.
No other party requested an administrative review of these companies.
Rescission of Review
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. All interested parties timely withdrew their review requests within 90 days of the publication date of the Initiation Notice. No other party requested an administrative review of the order for this POR. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety.
Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries of hardwood plywood products from China. Countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit rate 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 publication of this notice in the Federal Register
Notification To Importers
This notice serves as the only reminder to importers whose entries will be liquidated as a result of this rescission notice, of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of the countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double countervailing duties.
Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order
This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 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 sanctionable violation.
Notification to Interested Parties
This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).
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Dated: June 22, 2020.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. 2020-14334 Filed 7-1-20; 8:45 am]
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