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Steel Wheels From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation

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Steel Wheels From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation

Gary Taverman
Department of Commerce
20 August 2018


[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 161 (Monday, August 20, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42110-42111]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-17906]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-082]


Steel Wheels From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation

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

DATES: Applicable August 20, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lingjun Wang, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-2316.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 16, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
a less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of certain steel 
wheels from the People's Republic of China (China).\1\ Currently, the 
preliminary determination is due no later than September 4, 2018.
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    \1\ See Certain Steel Wheels from the People's Republic of 
China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 83 FR 17798 
(April 24, 2018) (Initiation Notice).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determinations

    Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an 
LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce 
initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act 
permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no 
later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the 
investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a 
postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are 
cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and 
that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. 
Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for 
postponement 25 days or

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more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and 
must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request 
unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. See 19 CFR 
351.205(e).
    On August 8, 2018, the petitioners \2\ submitted a timely request 
that Commerce postpone the preliminary determination in this 
investigation. The petitioners stated that they request postponement 
because under the current deadline for the preliminary determinations, 
Commerce will not have received all questionnaire responses and 
obtained sufficient information for making a preliminary 
determination.\3\
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    \2\ The petitioners are Accuride Corporation and Maxion Wheels 
Aleron LLC (collectively, the petitioners).
    \3\ See the petitioners' August 8, 2018 Letter re: Petitioners' 
Request to Extend the Preliminary Determination.
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    For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling 
reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary 
determination by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which this 
investigation was initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its 
preliminary determination no later than October 23, 2018. In accordance 
with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the 
deadline for the final determination of this investigation will 
continue to be 75 days after the date of publication of the preliminary 
determination, unless postponed at a later date.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dates: August 14, 2018.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2018-17906 Filed 8-17-18; 8:45 am]
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