273 F.Supp.3d 1314 (CIT. 2017), 15-00231, SolarWorld Americas, Inc. v. United States

Docket Nº:15-00231, Slip Op. 17-148
Citation:273 F.Supp.3d 1314
Opinion Judge:Kelly, Judge:
Party Name:SOLARWORLD AMERICAS, INC. and ##Goal Zero, LLC, Plaintiff and Consolidated Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES, Defendant, and Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., Ltd. et al., Defendant-Intervenors and Consolidated Defendant-Intervenor.
Attorney:No. 15-00231, Slip Op. 17-148 Timothy C. Brightbill, Laura El-Sabaawi, Maureen Elizabeth Thorson, Tessa Victoria Capeloto, Usha Neelakantan, and Adam Milan Teslik, Wiley Rein, LLP, of Washington, DC, for SolarWorld Americas, Inc. John Marshall Gurley, Nancy Aileen Noonan, Aman Kakar, and Diana Di...
Case Date:October 31, 2017
Court:United States District Court, Federal Circuit
 
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273 F.Supp.3d 1314 (CIT. 2017)

SOLARWORLD AMERICAS, INC. and ##Goal Zero, LLC, Plaintiff and Consolidated Plaintiff,

v.

UNITED STATES, Defendant,

and

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., Ltd. et al., Defendant-Intervenors and Consolidated Defendant-Intervenor.

No. 15-00231

Slip Op. 17-148

United States Court of International Trade

October 31, 2017

Timothy C. Brightbill, Laura El-Sabaawi, Maureen Elizabeth Thorson, Tessa Victoria Capeloto, Usha Neelakantan, and Adam Milan Teslik, Wiley Rein, LLP, of Washington, DC, for SolarWorld Americas, Inc.

John Marshall Gurley, Nancy Aileen Noonan, Aman Kakar, and Diana Dimitriuc-Quaia, Arent Fox LLP, of Washington, DC, for Goal Zero, LLC.

Tara Kathleen Hogan, Assistant Director, U.S. Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, of Washington, DC, for defendant. With her on the brief were Chad A. Readler, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Jeanne E. Davidson, Director, and Reginald T. Blades, Jr., Assistant Director. Of counsel on the brief was Mercedes C. Morno, Attorney, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement & Compliance.

Neil R. Ellis, Richard L.A. Weiner, Rajib Pal, Shawn Michael Higgins, and Justin Ross Becker, Sidley Austin, LLP, of Washington, DC, for Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., Ltd., Yingli Green Energy Americas, Inc., Yingli Energy (China) Co., Ltd., Baoding Tianwei Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd., Tianjin Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd., Hengshui Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd., Lixian Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd., Baoding Jiasheng Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Tianneng Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd., Hainan Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd., Jinko Solar Import & Export Co., Ltd., JinkoSolar International Limited, and Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.

Robert George Gosselink, Jarrod Mark Goldfeder, and Jonathan Michael Freed, Trade Pacific, PLLC, of Washington, DC, for Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. and Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

OPINION AND ORDER

Kelly, Judge:

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Before the court for review is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (" Commerce" ) remand determination in the first administrative review of the antidumping duty (" ADD" ) order covering crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from the People’s Republic of China (" China" or " the PRC" ), filed pursuant to the court’s order in SolarWorld Americas, Inc. v. United States, 41 C.I.T. __, __, 234 F.Supp.3d 1286, 1314 (2017). See Final Results of Remand Redetermination, Sept. 11, 2017, ECF No. 143-1 (" Remand Results" ). For the reasons that follow, Commerce has complied with the court’s order in SolarWorld Americas, Inc., 41 C.I.T. at __, 234 F.Supp.3d at 1314, and the Remand Results are sustained.

BACKGROUND

The court assumes familiarity with the facts of this case as discussed in the previous opinion, see

SolarWorld Americas, Inc., 41 C.I.T. at __, 234 F.Supp.3d at 1292-94, and here recounts the facts relevant to the court’s review of the Remand Results.

Commerce selected Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited and Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (" Suntech" ) as mandatory respondents in this review. See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the [PRC], 80 Fed.Reg. 40,998, 40,998 (Dept Commerce July 14, 2015) (final results of ADD administrative review and final determination of no shipments; 2012-2013) and accompanying Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 2012-2013 [ADD] Administrative Review of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, From the [PRC], A-570-979, at 1, (July 7, 2015), ECF No. 20-5 (" Final Decision Memo" ). For purposes of calculating Suntechs dumping margin, Commerce included, as constructed export price (" CEP" ) sales, sales of...

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