Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 42973-42974 [2017-19418]

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–848] Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 6, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (stilbenic OBAs) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016. For the final results of this review, we continue to find that subject merchandise has not been sold in the United States by Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd. (TFM) at prices below normal value during the POR. DATES: Effective September 13, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Cartsos, 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) 482–1757. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On June 6, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stilbenic OBAs from Taiwan.1 The administrative review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, TFM. The Department gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 1 See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016, 82 FR 26060 (June 6, 2017) (Preliminary Results). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42973 Preliminary Results. We received no comments. Hence, these final results are unchanged from the Preliminary Results. The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The stilbenic OBAs covered by this order are all forms (whether free acid or salt) of compounds known as triazinylaminostilbenes (i.e., all derivatives of 4,4′-bis [1,3,5- triazin-2yl]‘‘ 2 amino-2,2′-stilbenedisulfonic acid), except for compounds listed in the following paragraph. The stilbenic OBAs covered by this order include final stilbenic OBA products, as well as intermediate products that are themselves triazinylaminostilbenes produced during the synthesis of stilbenic OBA products. Excluded from this order are all forms of 4,4′-bis[4-anilino-6-morpholino-1,3,5triazin-2-yl] 3 amino-2,2′stilbenedisulfonic acid, C40H40N12O8S2 (‘‘Fluorescent Brightener 71’’). This order covers the above-described compounds in any state (including but not limited to powder, slurry, or solution), of any concentrations of active stilbenic OBA ingredient, as well as any compositions regardless of additives (i.e., mixtures or blends, whether of stilbenic OBAs with each other, or of stilbenic OBAs with additives that are not stilbenic OBAs), and in any type of packaging. These stilbenic OBAs are classifiable under subheading 3204.20.8000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), but they may also enter under subheadings 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 2921.59.8090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Final Results of the Administrative Review We determine that a weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for TFM for the period of August 1, 2015, through July 31, 2016. Assessment In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1) and the Final 2 The brackets in this sentence are part of the chemical formula. 3 Id. E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 42974 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices Modification,4 the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate all appropriate entries for TFM without regard to antidumping duties. For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by TFM for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of stilbenic OBAs from Taiwan 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) The cash deposit rate for TFM will be 0.00 percent, the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 6.19 percent, the all-others rate established in the investigation.5 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES This notice serves as a final 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 4 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification). 5 See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 77 FR 17027 (March 23, 2012) (Investigation Final). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these results of an administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: Deptember 7, 2017. 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. 2017–19418 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with July anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable September 13, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Waters, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with July anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by the Department discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time. Notice of No Sales If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no exports, sales, or entries during the period of review (POR), it must notify the Department within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. All submissions must be filed electronically at http://access.trade.gov in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.1 Such submissions are subject to verification in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy must be served on every party on the Department’s service list. Respondent Selection In the event the Department limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to requests made for the orders identified below, the Department intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We intend to place the CBP data on the record within five days of publication of the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 30 days of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection should be submitted seven days after the placement of the CBP data on the record of this review. Parties wishing to submit rebuttal comments should submit those comments five days after the deadline for the initial comments. In the event the Department decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act: In general, the Department has found that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be 1 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 13, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-848]


Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016

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

SUMMARY: On June 6, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents 
(stilbenic OBAs) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 
2015, through April 30, 2016. For the final results of this review, we 
continue to find that subject merchandise has not been sold in the 
United States by Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd. (TFM) at prices 
below normal value during the POR.

DATES: Effective September 13, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Cartsos, 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) 482-1757.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On June 6, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Results 
of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stilbenic 
OBAs from Taiwan.\1\ The administrative review covers one producer/
exporter of the subject merchandise, TFM. The Department gave 
interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary 
Results. We received no comments. Hence, these final results are 
unchanged from the Preliminary Results.
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    \1\ See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from 
Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2015-2016, 82 FR 26060 (June 6, 2017) (Preliminary Results).
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    The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Scope of the Order

    The stilbenic OBAs covered by this order are all forms (whether 
free acid or salt) of compounds known as triazinylaminostilbenes (i.e., 
all derivatives of 4,4'-bis [1,3,5- triazin-2-yl]`` \2\ amino-2,2'-
stilbenedisulfonic acid), except for compounds listed in the following 
paragraph. The stilbenic OBAs covered by this order include final 
stilbenic OBA products, as well as intermediate products that are 
themselves triazinylaminostilbenes produced during the synthesis of 
stilbenic OBA products.
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    \2\ The brackets in this sentence are part of the chemical 
formula.
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    Excluded from this order are all forms of 4,4'-bis[4-anilino-6-
morpholino-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] \3\ amino-2,2'-stilbenedisulfonic acid, 
C40H40N12O8S2 (``Fluorescent Brightener 71''). This order covers the 
above-described compounds in any state (including but not limited to 
powder, slurry, or solution), of any concentrations of active stilbenic 
OBA ingredient, as well as any compositions regardless of additives 
(i.e., mixtures or blends, whether of stilbenic OBAs with each other, 
or of stilbenic OBAs with additives that are not stilbenic OBAs), and 
in any type of packaging.
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    \3\ Id.
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    These stilbenic OBAs are classifiable under subheading 3204.20.8000 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), but 
they may also enter under subheadings 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 
2921.59.8090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise is dispositive.

Final Results of the Administrative Review

    We determine that a weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent 
exists for TFM for the period of August 1, 2015, through July 31, 2016.

Assessment

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1) and the Final

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Modification,\4\ the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) to liquidate all appropriate entries for TFM without 
regard to antidumping duties.
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    \4\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 
2012) (Final Modification).
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    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by TFM 
for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United 
States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the 
all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company 
involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 
days after publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of stilbenic OBAs from Taiwan 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) The cash deposit rate 
for TFM will be 0.00 percent, the weighted-average dumping margin 
established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for 
merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this 
administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, 
the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate 
published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; 
(3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior 
review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, the cash 
deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently 
completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the subject 
merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or 
exporters will continue to be 6.19 percent, the all-others rate 
established in the investigation.\5\
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    \5\ See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From 
Taiwan: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 77 FR 
17027 (March 23, 2012) (Investigation Final).
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    These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final 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.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation subject 
to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing these results of an administrative 
review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: Deptember 7, 2017.
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.
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