[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 106 (Friday, June 1, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32498-32502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13369]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-901]


Certain Lined Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: 
Notice of Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review and Preliminary Rescission, In Part

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting 
the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 
certain lined paper products (``CLPP'') from the People's Republic of 
China (``PRC'') with respect to two producers/exporters for the period 
September 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011. If these preliminary 
results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise 
during the period of review.
    Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary 
results. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days 
from the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').

DATES: Effective Date: June 1, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Lai Robinson or Joy Zhang, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution

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Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3797 or (202) 
482-1168, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 2, 2011, the Department published in the Federal 
Register the notice of the ``Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review'' of the antidumping duty order on CLPP from the PRC, for the 
period September 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011.\1\ On September 30, 
2011, we received a request from petitioner \2\ to review the following 
three companies: Shanghai Lian Li Paper Products Co., Ltd. (``Lian 
Li''); Hwa Fuh Plastics Co., Ltd./Li Teng Plastics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. 
(``Hwa Fuh/Li Teng'') \3\; and Leo's Quality Products Co., Ltd./Denmax 
Plastic Stationery Factory (``Leo/Denmax''). On October 31, 2011, we 
published the notice of initiation of this antidumping duty 
administrative review with respect to Lian Li and Leo/Denmax.\4\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation: Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 76 FR 54735 (September 2, 2011).
    \2\ The petitioner is the Association of American School Paper 
Suppliers (``AASPS'').
    \3\ The Department was unable to locate Hwa Fuh/Li Teng in prior 
segments and the petitioner did not provide any new information as 
to Hwa Fuh/Li Teng's location in its review request letter. 
Accordingly, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.303(f)(3)(ii), the Department 
did not accept a request for an administrative review of Hwa Fuh/Li 
Teng.
    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 76 FR 
67133 (October 31, 2011) (``Initiation Notice'').
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Respondents and Questionnaires

    On November 8, 2011, we issued a questionnaire to Lian Li and Leo/
Denmax by electronic mail. Counsel to Lian Li acknowledged receipt of 
the questionnaire via email dated November 8, 2011.\5\ Receiving no 
acknowledgement of receipt of the emailed questionnaire from Leo/
Denmax, we sent a hard copy of the questionnaire to Leo/Denmax through 
UPS by registered mail on November 17, 2011.\6\ On December 30, 2011, 
Lian Li submitted a letter, certifying that they did not export the 
subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review. 
Leo/Denmax did not respond to the Department's antidumping 
questionnaire.
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    \5\ See Memorandum to File from Joy Zhang, analyst, through 
James Terpstra, Program Manager, Office 3, AD/CVD Operations, dated 
May 10, 2012.
    \6\ See ``Proof of Delivery of Antidumping Questionnaire to 
Leo's Quality Products Co., Ltd,'' memorandum to file from Joy 
Zhang, analyst, through James Terpstra, Program Manager, Office 3, 
AD/CVD Operations, dated January 4, 2012.
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Period of Review

    The period of review (``POR'') is September 1, 2010, through August 
31, 2011.

Scope of the Order

    The scope of this order includes certain lined paper products, 
typically school supplies (for purposes of this scope definition, the 
actual use of or labeling these products as school supplies or non-
school supplies is not a defining characteristic) composed of or 
including paper that incorporates straight horizontal and/or vertical 
lines on ten or more paper sheets (there shall be no minimum page 
requirement for looseleaf filler paper) including but not limited to 
such products as single- and multi-subject notebooks, composition 
books, wireless notebooks, looseleaf or glued filler paper, graph 
paper, and laboratory notebooks, and with the smaller dimension of the 
paper measuring 6 inches to 15 inches (inclusive) and the larger 
dimension of the paper measuring 8\3/4\ inches to 15 inches 
(inclusive). Page dimensions are measured size (not advertised, stated, 
or ``tear-out'' size), and are measured as they appear in the product 
(i.e., stitched and folded pages in a notebook are measured by the size 
of the page as it appears in the notebook page, not the size of the 
unfolded paper). However, for measurement purposes, pages with tapered 
or rounded edges shall be measured at their longest and widest points. 
Subject lined paper products may be loose, packaged or bound using any 
binding method (other than case bound through the inclusion of binders 
board, a spine strip, and cover wrap). Subject merchandise may or may 
not contain any combination of a front cover, a rear cover, and/or 
backing of any composition, regardless of the inclusion of images or 
graphics on the cover, backing, or paper. Subject merchandise is within 
the scope of this order whether or not the lined paper and/or cover are 
hole punched, drilled, perforated, and/or reinforced. Subject 
merchandise may contain accessory or informational items including but 
not limited to pockets, tabs, dividers, closure devices, index cards, 
stencils, protractors, writing implements, reference materials such as 
mathematical tables, or printed items such as sticker sheets or 
miniature calendars, if such items are physically incorporated, 
included with, or attached to the product, cover and/or backing 
thereto.
    Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are:
     Unlined copy machine paper;
     Writing pads with a backing (including but not limited to 
products commonly known as ``tablets,'' ``note pads,'' ``legal pads,'' 
and ``quadrille pads''), provided that they do not have a front cover 
(whether permanent or removable). This exclusion does not apply to such 
writing pads if they consist of hole-punched or drilled filler paper;
     Three-ring or multiple-ring binders, or notebook 
organizers incorporating such a ring binder provided that they do not 
include subject paper;
     Index cards;
     Printed books and other books that are case bound through 
the inclusion of binders board, a spine strip, and cover wrap;
     Newspapers;
     Pictures and photographs;
     Desk and wall calendars and organizers (including but not 
limited to such products generally known as ``office planners,'' ``time 
books,'' and ``appointment books'');
     Telephone logs;
     Address books;
     Columnar pads & tablets, with or without covers, primarily 
suited for the recording of written numerical business data;
     Lined business or office forms, including but not limited 
to: pre-printed business forms, lined invoice pads and paper, mailing 
and address labels, manifests, and shipping log books;
     Lined continuous computer paper;
     Boxed or packaged writing stationary (including but not 
limited to products commonly known as ``fine business paper,'' 
``parchment paper'', and ``letterhead''), whether or not containing a 
lined header or decorative lines; and
     Stenographic pads (``steno pads''), Gregg ruled (``Gregg 
ruling'' consists of a single- or double-margin vertical ruling line 
down the center of the page. For a six-inch by nine-inch stenographic 
pad, the ruling would be located approximately three inches from the 
left of the book.), measuring 6 inches by 9 inches.
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are the following 
trademarked products:
     FlyTM lined paper products: A notebook, 
notebook organizer, loose or glued note paper, with papers that are 
printed with infrared reflective inks and readable only by a 
FlyTM pen-top computer. The product must bear the valid 
trademark FlyTM (products found to be bearing an invalidly 
licensed or used trademark are not excluded from the scope).
     ZwipesTM: A notebook or notebook organizer made 
with a blended

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polyolefin writing surface as the cover and pocket surfaces of the 
notebook, suitable for writing using a specially-developed permanent 
marker and erase system (known as a ZwipesTM pen). This 
system allows the marker portion to mark the writing surface with a 
permanent ink. The eraser portion of the marker dispenses a solvent 
capable of solubilizing the permanent ink allowing the ink to be 
removed. The product must bear the valid trademark ZwipesTM 
(products found to be bearing an invalidly licensed or used trademark 
are not excluded from the scope).
     FiveStar[supreg] AdvanceTM: A notebook or 
notebook organizer bound by a continuous spiral, or helical, wire and 
with plastic front and rear covers made of a blended polyolefin plastic 
material joined by 300 denier polyester, coated on the backside with 
PVC (poly vinyl chloride) coating, and extending the entire length of 
the spiral or helical wire. The polyolefin plastic covers are of 
specific thickness; front cover is 0.019 inches (within normal 
manufacturing tolerances) and rear cover is 0.028 inches (within normal 
manufacturing tolerances). Integral with the stitching that attaches 
the polyester spine covering, is captured both ends of a 1'' wide 
elastic fabric band. This band is located 2-\3/8\'' from the top of the 
front plastic cover and provides pen or pencil storage. Both ends of 
the spiral wire are cut and then bent backwards to overlap with the 
previous coil but specifically outside the coil diameter but inside the 
polyester covering. During construction, the polyester covering is sewn 
to the front and rear covers face to face (outside to outside) so that 
when the book is closed, the stitching is concealed from the outside. 
Both free ends (the ends not sewn to the cover and back) are stitched 
with a turned edge construction. The flexible polyester material forms 
a covering over the spiral wire to protect it and provide a comfortable 
grip on the product. The product must bear the valid trademarks 
FiveStar[supreg] AdvanceTM (products found to be bearing an 
invalidly licensed or used trademark are not excluded from the scope).
     FiveStar FlexTM: A notebook, a notebook 
organizer, or binder with plastic polyolefin front and rear covers 
joined by 300 denier polyester spine cover extending the entire length 
of the spine and bound by a 3-ring plastic fixture. The polyolefin 
plastic covers are of a specific thickness; front cover is 0.019 inches 
(within normal manufacturing tolerances) and rear cover is 0.028 inches 
(within normal manufacturing tolerances). During construction, the 
polyester covering is sewn to the front cover face to face (outside to 
outside) so that when the book is closed, the stitching is concealed 
from the outside. During construction, the polyester cover is sewn to 
the back cover with the outside of the polyester spine cover to the 
inside back cover. Both free ends (the ends not sewn to the cover and 
back) are stitched with a turned edge construction. Each ring within 
the fixture is comprised of a flexible strap portion that snaps into a 
stationary post which forms a closed binding ring. The ring fixture is 
riveted with six metal rivets and sewn to the back plastic cover and is 
specifically positioned on the outside back cover. The product must 
bear the valid trademark FiveStar FlexTM (products found to 
be bearing an invalidly licensed or used trademark are not excluded 
from the scope).
    In response to a request from petitioners to conduct a changed 
circumstances review, the Department revoked the order, in part, with 
respect to FiveStar[supreg] AdvanceTM notebooks and notebook 
organizers without PVC coatings. See Certain Lined Paper Products from 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed 
Circumstances Review and Revocation, in Part, 76 FR 60803 (September 
30, 2011).
    Merchandise subject to this order is typically imported under 
headings 4810.22.5044, 4811.90.9090, 4820.10.2010, 4820.10.2020, 
4820.10.2030, 4820.10.2040, 4820.10.2050, 4820.10.2060, 4820.10.4000, 
4820.30.0040, 4811.90.9035, 4811.90.9080, and 4811.90.9050 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). The HTSUS 
headings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, 
the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Preliminary Partial Rescission

    On December 30, 2011, Lian Li submitted a letter, certifying that 
they did not export the subject merchandise to the United States during 
the POR. Lian Li requested that the Department rescind the 
administrative review with respect to Lian Li. On February 16, 2012, we 
conducted an internal query of the CBP entry data with respect to Lian 
Li. The CBP entry data confirms Lian Li's claims of no shipments. 
Additionally, we sent an inquiry to CBP asking whether any CBP office 
had any information contrary to the no shipments claim and requesting 
CBP alert the Department of any such information within ten days of 
receiving our inquiry. CBP received our inquiry on January 19, 2012. We 
have not received a response from CBP with regard to our inquiry which 
indicates that CBP did not have information that was contrary to the 
claim of Lian Li. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) 
and consistent with our practice, we are preliminarily rescinding this 
review of the antidumping duty order on lined paper from the PRC, for 
the period September 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011.\7\ If the 
rescission is confirmed in our final results, the cash deposit rate for 
the Lian Li will continue to be the rate established in the most 
recently completed segment of this proceeding.
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    \7\ See, e.g., Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Preliminary Results and Partial 
Rescission of the Third Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 
FR 53527, 53530 (September 19, 2007), unchanged in Certain Frozen 
Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission, 73 
FR 15479, 15480 (March 24, 2008); see also Cetain Activated Carbon 
From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 
Fourth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Intent to Rescind 
in Part, 77 FR 26496 (May 4, 2012).
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Separate Rate

    Pursuant to section 771(18)(C) of the Act, a designation of a 
country as an NME remains in effect until it is revoked by the 
Department. Accordingly, there is a rebuttable presumption that all 
companies within the PRC are subject to government control and, thus, 
should be assessed a single antidumping duty rate.\8\ In the Initiation 
Notice, the Department notified parties of the application process by 
which exporters and producers may obtain separate rate status in NME 
proceedings.\9\ It is the Department's policy to assign all exporters 
of the merchandise subject to review in NME countries a single rate 
unless an exporter can affirmatively demonstrate an absence of 
government control, both in law (de jure) and in fact (de facto), with 
respect to exports. To establish whether a company is sufficiently 
independent to be entitled to a separate, company-specific rate, the 
Department analyzes each exporting entity in an NME country under the 
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established in Sparklers,\10\ as amplified by Silicon Carbide.\11\ 
However, if the Department determines that a company is wholly foreign-
owned or located in a market economy (``ME''), then a separate rate 
analysis is not necessary to determine whether it is independent from 
government control.\12\
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    \8\ See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, and Affirmative Critical Circumstances, In Part: Certain 
Lined Paper Products From the People's Republic of China, 71 FR 
53079, 53082 (September 8, 2006); Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Final Partial Affirmative Determination of 
Critical Circumstances: Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the 
People's Republic of China, 71 FR 29303, 29307 (May 22, 2006).
    \9\ See Initiation Notice.
    \10\ See Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: 
Sparklers From the People's Republic of China, 56 FR 20588 (May 6, 
1991) (``Sparklers'')
    \11\ See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value: Silicon Carbide From the People's Republic of China, 59 
FR 22585 (May 2, 1994). (``Silicon Carbide'').
    \12\ See, e.g., Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review: Petroleum Wax Candles From the People's Republic of China, 
72 FR 52355, 52356 (September 13, 2007).
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The PRC-Wide Entity and Use of Adverse Facts Available (``AFA'')

    Sections 776(a)(1) and (2) of the Act provide that the Department 
shall apply ``facts otherwise available'' if, inter alia, necessary 
information is not on the record or an interested party or any other 
person: (A) Withholds information that has been requested; (B) fails to 
provide information within the deadlines established, or in the form 
and manner requested by the Department, subject to subsections (c)(1) 
and (e) of section 782 of the Act; (C) significantly impedes a 
proceeding; or (D) provides information that cannot be verified as 
provided by section 782(i) of the Act.
    Where the Department determines that a response to a request for 
information does not comply with the request, section 782(d) of the Act 
provides that the Department will so inform the party submitting the 
response and will, to the extent practicable, provide that party the 
opportunity to remedy or explain the deficiency. If the party fails to 
remedy the deficiency within the applicable time limits, subject to 
section 782(e) of the Act, the Department may disregard all or part of 
the original and subsequent responses, as appropriate. Section 782(e) 
of the Act provides that the Department ``shall not decline to consider 
information that is submitted by an interested party and is necessary 
to the determination but does not meet all applicable requirements 
established by the administering authority'' if the information is 
timely, can be verified, is not so incomplete that it cannot serve as a 
reliable basis, and if the interested party acted to the best of its 
ability in providing the information. Where all of these conditions are 
met, the statute requires the Department to use the information if it 
can do so without undue difficulties.
    Section 776(b) of the Act further provides that the Department may 
use an adverse inference in applying the facts otherwise available when 
a party has failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its 
ability to comply with a request for information. Section 776(b) of the 
Act also authorizes the Department to use as adverse facts available 
information derived from the petition, the final determination, a 
previous administrative review, or other information placed on the 
record.
    Section 776(c) of the Act provides that, when the Department relies 
on secondary information rather than on information obtained in the 
course of an investigation or review, it shall, to the extent 
practicable, corroborate that information from independent sources that 
are reasonably at its disposal. Secondary information is defined as 
``information derived from the petition that gave rise to the 
investigation or review, the final determination concerning the subject 
merchandise, or any previous review under section 751 concerning the 
subject merchandise.'' \13\ ``Corroborate'' means that the Department 
will satisfy itself that the secondary information to be used has 
probative value.\14\ To corroborate secondary information, the 
Department will, to the extent practicable, examine the reliability and 
relevance of the information to be used. The SAA explains, however, 
that the Department need not prove that the selected facts available 
are the best alternative information.\15\
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    \13\ See The Statement of Administrative Action, reprinted in 
H.R. Doc. No. 103-216, at 870 (1994) (``SAA'') at 870.
    \14\ See id.
    \15\ See id. at 869.
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    Leo/Denmax did not respond to the Department's questionnaire. 
Because we have determined that Leo/Denmax is not entitled to a 
separate rate and is now part of the PRC-wide entity, the PRC-wide 
entity is now under review. The PRC-wide entity did not respond to our 
requests for information. Because the PRC-wide entity did not respond 
to our requests for information, we find it necessary under section 
776(a)(2) of the Act to use facts available as the basis for these 
preliminary results. Because the PRC-wide entity provided no 
information, we determine that sections 782(d) and (e) of the Act are 
not relevant to our analysis. We further find that the PRC-wide entity 
failed to respond to the Department's requests for information and, 
therefore, did not cooperate to the best of its ability. Therefore, 
because the PRC-wide entity did not cooperate to the best of its 
ability in the proceeding, the Department finds it necessary to use an 
adverse inference in making its determination, pursuant to section 
776(b) of the Act.

Selection of the Adverse Facts Available Rate

    In deciding which facts to use as AFA, section 776(b) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.308(c)(1) authorize the Department to rely on 
information derived from (1) the petition, (2) a final determination in 
the investigation, (3) any previous review or determination, or (4) any 
other information placed on the record. Because of the PRC-wide 
entity's failure to cooperate in this administrative review, we have 
preliminarily assigned the PRC-wide entity an AFA rate of 258.21 
percent, which is the PRC-wide rate determined in the investigation of 
CLPP from the PRC, which is the highest rate on the record of all 
segments of this proceeding.\16\ As explained below, this rate has been 
corroborated.
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    \16\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value: Certain Lined Paper Products from the People's 
Republic of China; Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Lined 
Paper Products from India, Indonesia and the People's Republic of 
China; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Lined Paper 
Products from India and Indonesia, 71 FR 56949 (September 28, 2006) 
(``CLPP PRC Investigation'') and Notice of Final Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Affirmative Critical 
Circumstances, In Part: Certain Lined Paper Products From the 
People's Republic of China, 71 FR 53079 (September 8, 2006), and 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (``LTFV Iss. & Dec. 
Memo'').
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Corroboration of Facts Available

    Section 776(c) of the Act provides that, when the Department relies 
on secondary information rather than on information obtained in the 
course of an investigation or review, it shall to the extent 
practicable, corroborate that information from independent sources that 
are reasonably at the Department's disposal. Secondary information is 
described in the SAA as ``information derived from the petition that 
gave rise to the investigation or review, the final determination 
concerning the subject merchandise, or any previous review under 
section 751 concerning the subject merchandise.'' \17\ The SAA explains 
that ``corroborate'' means to determine that the information used has 
probative value. The Department has determined that to have probative 
value, information must be reliable and relevant.\18\ The SAA also 
explains that

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independent sources used to corroborate such evidence may include, for 
example, published price lists, official import statistics and customs 
data, and information obtained from interested parties during the 
particular investigation.\19\
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    \17\ See SAA at 870.
    \18\ See Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and 
Unfinished, From Japan, and Tapered Roller Bearings, Four Inches or 
Less in Outside Diameter, and Components Thereof, From Japan; 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews and 
Partial Termination of Administrative Reviews, 61 FR 57391, 57392 
(November 6, 1996), unchanged in Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts 
Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From Japan, and Tapered Roller 
Bearings, Four Inches or Less in Outside Diameter, and Components 
Thereof, From Japan; Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Termination in Part, 62 FR 11825 (March 
13, 1997).
    \19\ See SAA at 870; see also Notice of Final Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Live Swine From Canada, 70 FR 12181, 
12183 (March 11, 2005).
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    As stated above, we are applying as AFA the highest and only rate 
for the PRC-wide entity from any segment of this administrative 
proceeding, which is 258.21 percent from the CLPP PRC Investigation. 
The AFA rate selected here is from the investigation. This rate was 
calculated based on information contained in the petition, which was 
corroborated for the final determination. See LTFV Iss. & Dec. Memo at 
38. No additional information has been presented in the current review 
which calls into question the reliability of the information and the 
Department's corroboration. In fact, the Department's corroboration of 
this PRC rate was affirmed by the Court's recent decision in The 
Watanabe Group v United States, LEXIS 144; SLIP OP. 2010-139 (Ct. Int'l 
Trade Dec. 22, 2010) where the Court found that with no evidence 
specific to the review and no evidence questioning the prior 
corroboration of the PRC-wide rate, the Department may rely on the 
corroborated rate from an earlier segment of the proceeding because 
doing so is based on a reasonable inference from the current record.
    Therefore, the Department finds that the information continues to 
be reliable and relevant and therefore the rate is corroborated.

Preliminary Results of The Review

    The Department has determined that the following preliminary 
dumping margin exists for the period September 1, 2010, through August 
31, 2011:

 
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                    Producer/manufacturer                       average
                                                                margin
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PRC-Wide Rate (which includes Leo/Denmax)...................     258.21%
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Disclosure and Public Hearing

    The Department will disclose to parties the calculations performed 
in connection with these preliminary results within five days of the 
date of public announcement. See 19 CFR 351.224(b). Unless notified by 
the Department, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii), interested parties 
may submit cases briefs not later than 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised 
in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the 
deadline for filing the case briefs. See 19 CFR 351.309(d). Parties who 
submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested 
to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief 
summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Additionally, 
parties are requested to provide their case briefs and rebuttal briefs 
in electronic format (e.g., WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, 
etc.).
    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing or to participate 
if one is requested must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Import Administration within 30 days of the date of 
publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party's 
name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and 
(3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will 
be limited to those raised in the case and rebuttal briefs. See 19 CFR 
351.310(c).
    The Department will issue the final results of this review, 
including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any written 
briefs, within 150 days of signature of these preliminary results, 
unless the final results are extended. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of 
the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, 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 the final 
results of this review. We intend to instruct CBP to liquidate entries 
containing subject merchandise exported by the PRC-wide entity 
(including Leo/Denmax) at the PRC-wide rate. Finally, for those 
companies for which this review has been preliminarily rescinded, the 
Department intends to assess antidumping duties at rates equal to the 
cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of 
entry, or withdrawal from ware house, for consumption, in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.2121(c) (2), if the review is rescinded for these 
companies.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of the administrative review 
for all shipments of CLPP from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as 
provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously 
reviewed or investigated companies not listed above that have separate 
rates, the cash-deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific 
rate published for the most recent period; (2) for all other PRC 
exporters of subject merchandise, which have not been found to be 
entitled to a separate rate, the cash-deposit rate will be PRC-wide 
rate of 258.21 percent; and (3) for all non-PRC exporters of subject 
merchandise, 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.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1), 751(a)(2)(B) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4), and 19 CFR 351.214.

    Dated: May 24, 2012.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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