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Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances

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Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances

Ronald K. Lorentzen
Department of Commerce
27 January 2017


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 17 (Friday, January 27, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8599-8605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-01861]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-040]


Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final 
Affirmative Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Critical Circumstances

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that 
imports of truck and bus tires from the People's Republic of China (the 
PRC) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less 
than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 
2015, through December 31, 2015. The final dumping margins of sales at 
LTFV are listed in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective January 27, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun or Andre Gziryan, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5760 and (202) 482-
2201, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Department published the Preliminary Determinations and the 
Amended Preliminary Determination in the LTFV investigation of truck 
and bus tires from the PRC on September 6, 2016, and October 14, 2016, 
respectively.\1\ For a complete description of the events that followed 
the Preliminary Determinations, see the

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Issues and Decision Memorandum dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice.\2\
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    \1\ See Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Affirmative Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final 
Determination, 81 FR 61186 (September 6, 2016) (Preliminary 
Determinations) and Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic 
of China: Amended Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, 81 FR 71051 (October 14, 2016) (Amended 
Preliminary Determination).
    \2\ See the Memorandum from Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary 
Gary Taverman to Acting Assistant Secretary Ronald K. Lorentzen, 
``Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China: Issues 
and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determinations of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances,'' dated 
concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum).
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Period of Investigation

    The POI is July 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are truck and bus tires. 
For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the 
``Scope of the Investigation'' in Appendix I of this notice.

Scope Comments

    Two interested parties submitted scope requests shortly before, and 
after, the Preliminary Determinations, after receiving permission from 
the Department to file their scope requests. The Department received 
comments concerning these requests and has addressed the comments in 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The scope in Appendix I reflects 
the final scope of the investigation.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were 
submitted by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum. A list of issues raised is attached to this 
notice as Appendix II. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public 
document and is made available to the public 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 to all parties in the Department's Central 
Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. 
In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum 
can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), we verified the U.S. sales and factors of production 
information submitted by Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd. 
(PCT) in October 2016.\3\ We used standard verification procedures, 
including an examination of relevant accounting and production records, 
and original source documents provided by PCT.
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    \3\ See the Report, ``Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of 
Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China: 
Verification of the Sales and Factors of Production Response of 
Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd.,'' dated November 21, 2016 
(Verification Report).
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Changes to the Dumping Margin Calculations

    Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at 
verification, we made certain changes to our dumping margin 
calculations.\4\
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    \4\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum for a discussion of these 
changes.
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Affirmative Final Determination of Critical Circumstances

    We preliminarily determined that critical circumstances exist for 
PCT, the non-selected separate rate respondents, and the PRC-wide 
entity.\5\ For the final determination, we continue to determine that 
critical circumstances exist for PCT, the non-selected separate rate 
respondents, and the PRC-wide entity.\6\
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    \5\ See Preliminary Determinations, 81 FR at 61187.
    \6\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at 6 and Comment 28.
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Combination Rates

    Consistent with Preliminary Determinations \7\ and Policy Bulletin 
05.1,\8\ the Department calculated combination rates for the 
respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this 
investigation.
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    \7\ See Preliminary Determinations, 81 FR at 61187-91.
    \8\ See Enforcement and Compliance's Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, 
regarding, ``Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination 
Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy 
Countries,'' dated April 5, 2005 (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available 
on the Department's Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull05-1.pdf.
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Final Determination

    The Department determines that the following weighted-average 
dumping margins exist:

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                                                             Weighted
            Exporter                     Producer         average margin
                                                             (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire  Prinx Chengshan                    9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        (Shandong) Tire Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Actyon Tyre Resources Co.,       Chao Yang Long March               9.00
 Limited.                         Tyre Co., Ltd.
Actyon Tyre Resources Co.,       Shandong Haohua Tires              9.00
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Actyon Tyre Resources Co.,       Shandong Longyue Rubber            9.00
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Qingdao Taifa Group                9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Chuanghua Tire            9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Hawk                      9.00
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Hugerubber                9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Yongsheng                 9.00
                                  Rubber Group Co., Ltd.
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Zhentai Group             9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Beijing BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..  China National Tyre &              9.00
                                  Rubber Guilin Co., Ltd.
Beijing BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..  Shandong Hawk                      9.00
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Best Choice International Trade  Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...            9.00
 Co., Ltd.
Best Choice International Trade  Qingdao Yellow Sea                 9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Co., Ltd.
Best Choice International Trade  Shan Dong Kaixuan                  9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Co., Ltd.
Best Choice International Trade  Sichuan Kalevei                    9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Technology Co., Ltd.
Best Choice International Trade  ZC Rubber Group Co.,               9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Ltd.
Bestyre International            Chaoyang Long March                9.00
 Industrial Limited.              Tyre Co., Ltd.
Bestyre International            Chaoyang Long March                9.00
 Industrial Limited.              Tyre New Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...            9.00
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  China National Tyre &              9.00
                                  Rubber Guilin Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Anchi Tyres               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Hawk                      9.00
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Hengyu Rubber             9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.

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BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Hengyu Science            9.00
                                  & Technology Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Jinyu Tyre                9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber             9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Kaixuan Rubber            9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Province Sanli            9.00
                                  Tire Manufactured Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Vheal Group               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Wanda Boto                9.00
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Yinbao Tyre               9.00
                                  Group Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Yuelong Group.            9.00
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Sichuan Tyre & Rubber              9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Weifang Shunfuchang                9.00
                                  Rubber and Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Sichuan Kalevei                    9.00
                                  Technology Co., Ltd.
Chonche Auto Double Happiness    Chonche Auto Double                9.00
 Tyre Corp. Ltd.                  Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd.
Chongqing Hankook Tire Co., Ltd  Chongqing Hankook Tire             9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Cooper Tire (China) Investment   Qingdao Ge Rui Da                  9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Co., Ltd.
Daking Industrial Co., Limited.  Shandong Huasheng                  9.00
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Fleming Limited................  Qingdao Doublestar Tire            9.00
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd.
Fleming Limited................  Qingdao Yellow Sea                 9.00
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Fleming Limited................  Shandong Wanshine Tire             9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Fleming Limited................  Shandong Yinbao Tyre               9.00
                                  Group Co., Ltd.
Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd..  Giti Tire (Anhui)                  9.00
                                  Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd..  Giti Tire (Fujian)                 9.00
                                  Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd..  Giti Tire (Yinchuan)               9.00
                                  Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd.  Giti Tire (Anhui)                  9.00
                                  Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd.  Giti Tire (Fujian)                 9.00
                                  Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd.  Giti Tire (Yinchuan)               9.00
                                  Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company     Giti Tire (Anhui)                  9.00
 Ltd.                             Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company     Giti Tire (Fujian)                 9.00
 Ltd.                             Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company     Giti Tire (Yinchuan)               9.00
 Ltd.                             Company Ltd.
Giti Tire Global Trading Pte.    Giti Tire (Anhui)                  9.00
 Ltd.                             Company Ltd.
Giti Tire Global Trading Pte.    Giti Tire (Fujian)                 9.00
 Ltd.                             Company Ltd.
Giti Tire Global Trading Pte.    Giti Tire (Yinchuan)               9.00
 Ltd.                             Company Ltd.
Goodyear Dalian Tire Co., Ltd..  Goodyear Dalian Tire               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Hongkong Tiancheng Investment &  Shandong Linglong Tyre             9.00
 Trading Co., Limited.            Co., Ltd.
Hongtyre Group Co..............  Prinx Chengshan                    9.00
                                  (Shandong) Tire Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Hongtyre Group Co..............  Shandong Bayi Tyre                 9.00
                                  Manufacture Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu General Science          Jiangsu General Science            9.00
 Technology Co., Ltd.             Technology Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu Hankook Tire Co., Ltd..  Jiangsu Hankook Tire               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Koryo International Industrial   Chaoyang Long March                9.00
 Limited.                         Tyre Co., Ltd.
Koryo International Industrial   Shandong Anchi Tyres               9.00
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Koryo International Industrial   Shandong Hugerubber                9.00
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Koryo International Industrial   Shandong Sangong Rubber            9.00
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Koryo International Industrial   Shandong Wanshine Tire             9.00
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Koryo International Industrial   Sichuan Tyre & Rubber              9.00
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Kumho Tire Co., Inc............  Nanjing Kumho Tire Co.,            9.00
                                  Ltd.
Longkou Xinglong Tyre Co., Ltd.  Longkou Xinglong Tyre              9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Maxon Int'l Co., Limited.......  Shandong Anchi Tyres               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Maxon Int'l Co., Limited.......  Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.            9.00
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Ningxia Shenzhou Tire              9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Shaanxi Yanchang                   9.00
 Ltd.                             Petroleum Group Rubber
                                  Co., Ltd.
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Shandong Hawk                      9.00
 Ltd.                             International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Shandong Huasheng                  9.00
 Ltd.                             Rubber Co., Ltd.
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Shandong Kaixuan Rubber            9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Sichuan Kalevei                    9.00
 Ltd.                             Technology Co., Ltd.
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Xingyuan Tire Group                9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Michelin Asia-Pacific Export     Michelin Shenyang Tire             9.00
 (HK) Limited.                    Co., Ltd.
Newland Tyre Int'l Limited.....  Shandong Hawk                      9.00
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Noble Manufacture Co., Ltd.....  Qingdao Hongchi Tyre               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Philixx Tyres and Accessories    Shandong Huasheng                  9.00
 Limited.                         Rubber Co., Ltd.
Philixx Tyres and Accessories    Xingyuan Tire Group                9.00
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Philixx Tyres and Accessories    Shandong Vheal Group               9.00
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Chaoyang Langma Co.,               9.00
 Limited.                         Ltd.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Qiangdao Huanghai                  9.00
 Limited.                         Rubber Co., Ltd.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Shandong Hongsheng                 9.00
 Limited.                         Rubber Co., Ltd.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Shandong Huasheng                  9.00
 Limited.                         Rubber Co., Ltd.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Shandong Xingyuan Group            9.00
 Limited.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Sichuan Kailiwei                   9.00
 Limited.                         Technology Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Au-Shine Group Co., Ltd  Shandong Gulun Rubber              9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Champion International   Shandong Cocrea Tyre               9.00
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Champion International   Shandong Huasheng                  9.00
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Champion International   Zhucheng Sinoroad                  9.00
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Rubber Co., Ltd.

[[Page 8602]]

 
Qingdao Fudong Tyre Co., Ltd...  Qingdao Fudong Tyre                9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Fudong Tyre Co., Ltd...  Qingdao Xiyingmen                  9.00
                                  Double Camel Tyre Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...            9.00
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Chaoyang Long March                9.00
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Chonche Auto Double                9.00
                                  Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Double Coin Holdings               9.00
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber            9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Qingdao Yellow Sea                 9.00
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Qingdao Doublestar Tire            9.00
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Shandong Xingyuan                  9.00
                                  International Trading
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co.,    Qingdao Ge Rui Da                  9.00
 Ltd.                             Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Honghua Tyre Factory...  Qingdao Honghua Tyre               9.00
                                  Factory.
Qingdao Jinhaoyang               Double Coin Holdings               9.00
 International Co., Ltd.          Ltd.
Qingdao Jinhaoyang               Qingdao Fudong Tyre                9.00
 International Co., Ltd.          Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Jinhaoyang               Shaanxi Yanchang                   9.00
 International Co., Ltd.          Petroleum Group Rubber
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Jinhaoyang               Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber             9.00
 International Co., Ltd.          Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Beijing Landy Tire &               9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Tech Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Chaoyang Long March                9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Chonche Auto Double                9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Deruibo Tire Co., Ltd..            9.00
 Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Qingdao Doublestar Tire            9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Industrial Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Shandong Huasheng                  9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Shandong Huge Rubber               9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Shandong Kaixuan Rubber            9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Chaoyang Long March                9.00
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Chonche Auto Double                9.00
                                  Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Doublestar Dongfeng                9.00
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Qingdao Doublestar Tire            9.00
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Qingdao Yellow Sea                 9.00
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Shandong Kaixuan Rubber            9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Shandong Xingyuan                  9.00
                                  International Trading
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Shandong Yinbao Tyre               9.00
                                  Group Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Sichuan Kalevei                    9.00
                                  Technology Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Milestone Tyres Co.,     Shandong Hugerubber                9.00
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Milestone Tyres Co.,     Xingyuan Tire Group                9.00
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Chaoyang Long March                9.00
 Ltd.                             Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     China National Tyre And            9.00
 Ltd.                             Rubber Guilin Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Ningxia Shenzhou Tire              9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Qingdao Doublestar Tire            9.00
 Ltd.                             Industrial Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Hawk                      9.00
 Ltd.                             International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Hengfeng                  9.00
 Ltd.                             Rubber & Plastic Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Hengyu Science            9.00
 Ltd.                             & Technology Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Huasheng                  9.00
 Ltd.                             Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Kaixuan Rubber            9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Wanda Boto                9.00
 Ltd.                             Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Wanshine Tyre             9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Odyking Tyre Co., Ltd..  Weifang Shunfuchang                9.00
                                  Rubber And Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Qianzhen Tyre Co., Ltd.  Qingdao Qianzhen Tyre              9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Qizhou Rubber Co., Ltd.  Qingdao Qizhou Rubber              9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Rhino International      Dongying JinZheng Tyre             9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Rhino International      Qingdao Aonuo Group....            9.00
 Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Rhino International      Shandong Jinwangda Tire            9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Rhino International      Weihai Ping'an Tyre                9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Taihao Tyre Co., Ltd...  Qingdao Taihao Tyre                9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial &  Hebei Tianrui Rubber               9.00
 Commercial Co., Ltd.             Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial &  Shandong Hawk                      9.00
 Commercial Co., Ltd.             International Rubber
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial &  Xingyuan Tires Group...            9.00
 Commercial Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co.,   Qingdao Yellow Sea                 9.00
 Ltd.                             Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...            9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Bayi Rubber Co., Ltd...            9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Chonche Auto Double                9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Double Coin Holdings               9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd..            9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber            9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Qingdao Doublestar Tire            9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Industrial Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Haohua Tire               9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Hawk                      9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Hengfeng                  9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Rubber and Plastic
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Hengyu Science            9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  & Technology Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Huasheng                  9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Kaixuan Rubber            9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.

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Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Wosen Rubber              9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Yongtai Group             9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shengtai Group Co., Ltd            9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    South China Tire &                 9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Weifang Goldshield Tire            9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Weifang Shunfuchang                9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Rubber & Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Xingyuan Tire Group                9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Rodeo Tire Ltd.................  Shandong Province Sanli            9.00
                                  Tire Manufactured Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Rodeo Tire Ltd.................  Sichuan Tyre & Rubber              9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...            9.00
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Dongying Fangxing                  9.00
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Double Coin Holdings               9.00
                                  Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Qingdao Doublestar Tire            9.00
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Hengyu Science            9.00
                                  & Technology Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Huasheng                  9.00
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Kaixuan Rubber            9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Longyue Rubber            9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Yongsheng                 9.00
                                  Rubber Group Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Wanli Group Trade                  9.00
                                  Limited.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Zhongce Rubber Group               9.00
                                  Company Limited.
Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd....  Sailun Jinyu Group Co.,            9.00
                                  Ltd.
Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd....  Shenyang Peace Radial              9.00
                                  Tyre Manufacturing
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd..  Shandong Anchi Tyres               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd..  Shandong Haohua Tire               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Haoyu Rubber Co., Ltd.  Shandong Haoyu Rubber              9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Hawk International      Shandong Hawk                      9.00
 Rubber Industry Co., Ltd.        International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Shandong Hengfeng Rubber &       Shandong Hengfeng                  9.00
 Plastic Co., Ltd.                Rubber & Plastic Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shandong Hengyu Science &        Shandong Hengyu Science            9.00
 Technology Co., Ltd.             & Technology Co., Ltd.
Shandong Hengyu Science &        Shandong Hengyu Rubber             9.00
 Technology Co., Ltd.             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Ltd  Good Friend Tyre Co.,              9.00
                                  Ltd.
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Ltd  Shandong Kaixuan Rubber            9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Ltd  Shandong Wosen Rubber              9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Ltd  Shandong Yongsheng                 9.00
                                  Rubber Group Co., Ltd.
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Ltd  Weifang Shunfuchang                9.00
                                  Rubber and Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Shandong Huasheng Rubber Co.,    Shandong Huasheng                  9.00
 Ltd.                             Rubber Co., Ltd.
Shandong Hugerubber Co., Ltd...  Shandong Hugerubber                9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Huitong Tyre Co., Ltd.  Shandong Huitong Tyre              9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Kaixuan Rubber Co.,     Shandong Kaixuan Rubber            9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd  Shandong Linglong Tyre             9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong O'Green Tyres Co., Ltd  Shandong O'Green Tyres             9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Province Sanli Tire     Shandong Province Sanli            9.00
 Manufactured Co., Ltd.           Tire Manufactured Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shandong Sangong Rubber Co.,     Shandong Sangong Rubber            9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co.,     Shandong Haohua Tire               9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co.,     Shandong Hongyu Rubber             9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co.,     Shandong Kaixuan Rubber            9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co.,     Weifang Yuelong Rubber             9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Vheal Group Co., Ltd..  Shandong Vheal Group               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co.,    Shandong Wanda Boto                9.00
 Ltd.                             Tyre Co., Ltd.
Shandong Wanshine Tire Co., Ltd  Shandong Wanshine Tire             9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Xingyuan Tire Group     Shandong Xingyuan Tire             9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Group Co., Ltd.
Shandong Yinbao Tyre Group Co.,  Shandong Yinbao Tyre               9.00
 Ltd.                             Group Co., Ltd.
Shandong Yongfeng Tyres Co.,     Shandong Yongfeng Tyres            9.00
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group  Shandong Yongsheng                 9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Group Co., Ltd.
Shandong Yongtai Group Co., Ltd  Shandong Yongtai Group             9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Durotyre International  Chaoyang Long March                9.00
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Tyre Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Durotyre International  Double Happiness Tyre              9.00
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Industrial Co., Ltd.
Shengtai Group Co., Ltd........  Shengtai Group Co., Ltd            9.00
Shengtai Group Co., Ltd........  Shandong Zhushenghua               9.00
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Zhongjin Import &       Hefei Wanli Tire Co.,              9.00
 Export Co., Ltd.                 Ltd.
Shenzhen Zhongjin Import &       South China Tire &                 9.00
 Export Co., Ltd.                 Rubber Co.
Shenzhen Zhongjin Import &       Weifang Shunfuchang                9.00
 Export Co., Ltd.                 Rubber And Plastics
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Shifeng Juxing Tire Co., Ltd...  Shifeng Juxing Tire                9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shuma Tyre International         Shandong Wanshine Tire             9.00
 (Qingdao) Co., Ltd.              Co., Ltd.
Sichuan Kalevei Technology Co.,  Sichuan Kalevei                    9.00
 Ltd.                             Technology Co., Ltd.
Sinotyre International Group     Dongying City Fangxing             9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Co., Ltd.
Sinotyre International Group     Shandong Hawk                      9.00
 Co., Ltd.                        International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Sportrak Tire Group Limited....  Bayi Rubber Co., Ltd...            9.00
Sportrak Tire Group Limited....  Shaanxi Yanchang                   9.00
                                  Petroleum Group Rubber
                                  Co., Ltd.
Sportrak Tire Group Limited....  Shandong Hawk                      9.00
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Leviathan International  NDI Tire (Qingdao) Co.,            9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Ltd.
Tianjin Leviathan International  Qingdao Nama Industrial            9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.

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Tianjin Leviathan International  Shandong Haohua Tire               9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Leviathan International  Shandong Hawk                      9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Leviathan International  Xingyuan Tire Group                9.00
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Top Tyre Industry Co., Limited.  Shandong Hawk                      9.00
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Toyo Tire (Zhucheng) Co., Ltd..  Toyo Tire (Zhucheng)               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.........  Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.            9.00
Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited...  South China Tire &                 9.00
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited...  Zhongce Rubber Group               9.00
                                  Company Limited.
Wanli Group Trade Limited......  South China Tire &                 9.00
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Weifang Shunfuchang Rubber And   Weifang Shunfuchang                9.00
 Plastic Products Co., Ltd.       Rubber And Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Weihai Ping'an Tyre Co., Ltd...  Weihai Ping'an Tyre                9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd  Weihai Zhongwei Rubber             9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Wendeng Sanfeng Tyre Co., Ltd..  Wendeng Sanfeng Tyre               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd...  Xuzhou Xugong Tyres                9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd...  Armour Rubber Company              9.00
                                  Ltd.
Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.......  Suzhou Yokohama Tire               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Yongsheng Group Co., Ltd.......  Shandong Yongsheng                 9.00
                                  Rubber Group Co., Ltd.
Zhongce Rubber Group Co., Ltd..  Zhongce Rubber Group               9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber Co., Ltd  Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber             9.00
                                  Co., Ltd.
PRC-Wide Entity................  .......................           22.57
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    As detailed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, Double Coin 
Holdings Ltd., a mandatory respondent in this investigation, did not 
demonstrate that it was entitled to a separate rate.\9\ Accordingly, we 
consider this company to be part of the PRC-wide entity.
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    \9\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comments 2 through 7.
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with sections 735(c)(4)(A) of the Act, because we 
continue to find that critical circumstances exist, we will direct U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of all 
entries of truck and bus tires from the PRC, as described in Appendix 
I, that were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on 
or after June 8, 2016, which is 90 days prior to the date of 
publication of the Preliminary Determinations, and to require a cash 
deposit for such entries.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(d), upon the publication of this notice, 
the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit \10\ equal 
to the weighted-average amount by which the normal value exceeds U.S. 
price as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the exporter/producer 
combinations listed in the table above will be the rate identified in 
the table; (2) for all combinations of PRC exporters/producers of 
merchandise under consideration that have not received their own 
separate rate above, the cash-deposit rate will be the cash deposit 
rate established for the PRC-wide entity; and (3) for all non-PRC 
exporters of merchandise under consideration which have not received 
their own separate rate above, the cash-deposit rate will be the cash 
deposit rate applicable to the PRC exporter/producer combination that 
supplied that non-PRC exporter. These suspension of liquidation 
instructions will remain in effect until further notice.
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    \10\ See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of 
Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 
(October 3, 2011).
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    If the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) makes an 
affirmative final determination,\11\ we will adjust the cash deposit 
rates by deducting applicable domestic pass-through and export 
subsidies rates from the final margins. With respect to PCT, the non-
selected respondents eligible for a separate rate, and the PRC-wide 
entity, the applicable domestic pass-through subsidies and export 
subsidies respectively constitute 16.58 percent \12\ and 11.01 percent 
\13\ of the final calculated countervailing duty rate in the concurrent 
countervailing duty investigation. Thus, if the ITC makes an 
affirmative final determination, we will offset the rate of 9.00 
percent for PCT and the non-selected respondents eligible for a 
separate rate and the rate of 22.57 percent for the PRC-wide entity by 
the countervailing duty rate attributable to domestic pass-through 
subsidies and export subsidies, i.e., 27.59 percent, to calculate the 
cash deposit rate for this investigation. Accordingly, the cash deposit 
rates will be zero percent for PCT, the non-selected respondents 
eligible for a separate rate, and the PRC-wide entity.
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    \11\ See the International Trade Commission Notification 
section, infra.
    \12\ See the Memorandum to the File entitled, ``Truck and Bus 
Tires from the People's Republic of China: Final Double Remedy 
Memorandum,'' dated concurrently with this notice (Final Double 
Remedy Memorandum).
    \13\ The Department determined that Export Buyer's Credit from 
State-Owned Banks and Export Seller's Credit from State-Owned Banks 
were export specific and, from these programs, Double Coin Holdings 
Ltd. and Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd., received countervailable subsidies. 
See the signed Federal Register notice of Truck and Bus Tires from 
the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing 
Duty Determination, Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances 
Determination, in Part, and accompanying Issues and Decision 
Memorandum for the Final Determination in the Countervailing Duty 
Investigation of Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of 
China; and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical 
Circumstances, in Part, issued on January 19, 2017, at 20. See also 
Final Double Remedy Memorandum at Attachment 1 for our calculation 
of the export subsidies rate.
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Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days after public announcement of the final 
determination in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
ITC of our final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because 
the final determination in this proceeding is affirmative, in 
accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its 
final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United 
States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by 
reason of imports of subject merchandise from the PRC no

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later than 45 days after our final determination. If the ITC determines 
that such injury does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated and 
all securities posted will be refunded or canceled. If the ITC 
determines that such injury does exist, the Department will issue an 
antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further 
instruction by the Department, antidumping duties on all imports of the 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of 
liquidation.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice will serve as a reminder to the parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of propriety information disclosed under APO 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of 
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.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c).

    Dated: January 19, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of the investigation covers truck and bus tires. Truck 
and bus tires are new pneumatic tires, of rubber, with a truck or 
bus size designation. Truck and bus tires covered by this 
investigation may be tube-type, tubeless, radial, or non-radial.
    Subject tires have, at the time of importation, the symbol 
``DOT'' on the sidewall, certifying that the tire conforms to 
applicable motor vehicle safety standards. Subject tires may also 
have one of the following suffixes in their tire size designation, 
which also appear on the sidewall of the tire:

    TR--Identifies tires for service on trucks or buses to 
differentiate them from similarly sized passenger car and light 
truck tires; and
    HC--Identifies a 17.5 inch rim diameter code for use on low 
platform trailers.

    All tires with a ``TR'' or ``HC'' suffix in their size 
designations are covered by this investigation regardless of their 
intended use.
    In addition, all tires that lack one of the above suffix 
markings are included in the scope, regardless of their intended 
use, as long as the tire is of a size that is among the numerical 
size designations listed in the ``Truck-Bus'' section of the Tire 
and Rim Association Year Book, as updated annually, unless the tire 
falls within one of the specific exclusions set out below.
    Truck and bus tires, whether or not mounted on wheels or rims, 
are included in the scope. However, if a subject tire is imported 
mounted on a wheel or rim, only the tire is covered by the scope. 
Subject merchandise includes truck and bus tires produced in the 
subject country whether mounted on wheels or rims in the subject 
country or in a third country. Truck and bus tires are covered 
whether or not they are accompanied by other parts, e.g., a wheel, 
rim, axle parts, bolts, nuts, etc. Truck and bus tires that enter 
attached to a vehicle are not covered by the scope.
    Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation are 
the following types of tires: (1) Pneumatic tires, of rubber, that 
are not new, including recycled and retreaded tires; (2) non-
pneumatic tires, such as solid rubber tires; and (3) tires that 
exhibit each of the following physical characteristics: (a) The 
designation ``MH'' is molded into the tire's sidewall as part of the 
size designation; (b) the tire incorporates a warning, prominently 
molded on the sidewall, that the tire is for ``Mobile Home Use 
Only;'' and (c) the tire is of bias construction as evidenced by the 
fact that the construction code included in the size designation 
molded into the tire's sidewall is not the letter ``R.''
    The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 
4011.20.1015 and 4011.20.5020. Tires meeting the scope description 
may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 4011.69.0020, 
4011.69.0090, 4011.70.00, 4011.90.80, 4011.99.4520, 4011.99.4590, 
4011.99.8520, 4011.99.8590, 8708.70.4530, 8708.70.6030, 
8708.70.6060, and 8716.90.5059.\14\
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    \14\ On August 26, 2016, the Department included HTSUS 
subheadings 4011.69.0020, 4011.69.0090, and 8716.90.5059 to the case 
reference files, pursuant to requests by CBP and the petitioner. See 
Memorandum to the File entitled, ``Requests from Customs and Border 
Protection and the Petitioner to Update the ACE Case Reference 
File,'' dated August 26, 2016. On January 19, 2017, the Department 
included HTSUS subheadings 4011.70.00 and 4011.90.80 to the case 
reference files, pursuant to requests by CBP. See Memorandum to the 
File entitled, ``Requests from Customs and Border Protection to 
Update the ACE Case Reference File,'' dated January 19, 2017.
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    While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for 
customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise 
is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Company Abbreviations
IV. Other Abbreviations
V. Period of Investigation
VI. Scope Comments
VII. Scope of the Investigation
VIII. Critical Circumstances
IX. Surrogate Country
X. Separate Rates
XI. PRC-Wide Rate
XII. Margin Calculations
XIII. Discussion of the Issues
    a. Separate Rate Eligibility Issues
    b. Combination Rates
    c. PCT Issues
    d. Preliminary Cash Deposit Rates
    e. Critical Circumstances
    f. Scope Issues
XIV. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2017-01861 Filed 1-26-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P

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