Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72026-72027 [E8-28143]

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A–570–904 Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 26, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Hancock, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1394. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On June 4, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) covering the period October 11, 2006, through March 31, 2008. 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E8–28196 Filed 11–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE: 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–834] Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce SUMMARY: On August 7, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico. See Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 45937 (August 7, 2008) (Preliminary Results). The review covers one producer/ exporter, Quimica Amtex S.A. de C.V. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. The Department received no comments concerning our Preliminary Results; therefore, our final results remain unchanged from our Preliminary Results. The final results are listed in the section ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ below. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 26, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6312 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 7, 2008, the Department published the preliminary results of this review in the Federal Register. See Preliminary Results. We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments or requests for a hearing. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is all purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), sometimes also referred to as purified sodium CMC, polyanionic cellulose, or cellulose gum, which is a white to off–white, non–toxic, odorless, biodegradable powder, comprising sodium CMC that has been refined and purified to a minimum assay of 90 percent. Purified CMC does not include unpurified or crude CMC, CMC E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 26, 2008 / Notices Fluidized Polymer Suspensions, and CMC that is cross–linked through heat treatment. Purified CMC is CMC that has undergone one or more purification operations which, at a minimum, reduce the remaining salt and other by–product portion of the product to less than ten percent. The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheading 3912.31.00. This tariff classification is provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Final Results of Review As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the Preliminary Results. As there have been no changes from or comments on the Preliminary Results, there is no decision memorandum accompanying this Federal Register notice. For further details of the issues addressed in this proceeding, see Preliminary Results. The final weighted–average dumping margin for the period July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007, is as follows: Producer/Exporter Weighted–Average Margin (Percentage) mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Quimica Amtex, S.A. de C.V ............................ 1.44 Assessment The Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review if any importer–specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis (i.e., at or above 0.50 percent). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties any entries for which the assessment rate is de minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 percent). The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:30 Nov 25, 2008 Jkt 217001 their merchandise was destined for the United States. This clarification will also apply to POR entries of subject merchandise produced by companies for which we rescind the review based on certifications of no shipments, because these companies certify that they made no POR shipments of subject merchandise for which they had knowledge of U.S. destination. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the ‘‘all– others’’ rate established in the LTFV investigation if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of purified CMC from Mexico entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act): (1) The cash deposit rate for the reviewed company will be the rate shown above; (2) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the LTFV investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 12.61 percent, the ‘‘all–others’’ rate established in the LTFV investigation. These deposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-834]


Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce
SUMMARY: On August 7, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico. 
See Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico: Notice of Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 45937 (August 
7, 2008) (Preliminary Results). The review covers one producer/
exporter, Quimica Amtex S.A. de C.V. The period of review (POR) is July 
1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. We invited interested parties to 
comment on our Preliminary Results. The Department received no comments 
concerning our Preliminary Results; therefore, our final results remain 
unchanged from our Preliminary Results. The final results are listed in 
the section ``Final Results of Review'' below.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 26, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner or Robert James, AD/CVD 
Operations Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
6312 or (202) 482-0649, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 7, 2008, the Department published the preliminary results 
of this review in the Federal Register. See Preliminary Results. We 
invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no 
comments or requests for a hearing.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is all purified 
carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), sometimes also referred to as purified 
sodium CMC, polyanionic cellulose, or cellulose gum, which is a white 
to off-white, non-toxic, odorless, biodegradable powder, comprising 
sodium CMC that has been refined and purified to a minimum assay of 90 
percent. Purified CMC does not include unpurified or crude CMC, CMC

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Fluidized Polymer Suspensions, and CMC that is cross-linked through 
heat treatment. Purified CMC is CMC that has undergone one or more 
purification operations which, at a minimum, reduce the remaining salt 
and other by-product portion of the product to less than ten percent. 
The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheading 3912.31.00. This 
tariff classification is provided for convenience and customs purposes; 
however, the written description of the scope of the order is 
dispositive.

Final Results of Review

    As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the 
Preliminary Results. As there have been no changes from or comments on 
the Preliminary Results, there is no decision memorandum accompanying 
this Federal Register notice. For further details of the issues 
addressed in this proceeding, see Preliminary Results. The final 
weighted-average dumping margin for the period July 1, 2006, through 
June 30, 2007, is as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                       Weighted-Average
                  Producer/Exporter                         Margin
                                                         (Percentage)
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Quimica Amtex, S.A. de C.V..........................                1.44
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Assessment

    The Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 
15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review.
    We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all 
appropriate entries covered by this review if any importer-specific 
assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above 
de minimis (i.e., at or above 0.50 percent). Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.106(c)(2), we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to 
antidumping duties any entries for which the assessment rate is de 
minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 percent).
    The Department clarified its ``automatic assessment'' regulation on 
May 6, 2003. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). This 
clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the 
POR produced by companies included in these final results of review for 
which the reviewed companies did not know their merchandise was 
destined for the United States. This clarification will also apply to 
POR entries of subject merchandise produced by companies for which we 
rescind the review based on certifications of no shipments, because 
these companies certify that they made no POR shipments of subject 
merchandise for which they had knowledge of U.S. destination. In such 
instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the 
``all-others'' rate established in the LTFV investigation if there is 
no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of purified CMC from Mexico entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act): (1) The 
cash deposit rate for the reviewed company will be the rate shown 
above; (2) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the 
LTFV investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will 
be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer 
of the merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other 
manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 12.61 percent, the 
``all-others'' rate established in the LTFV investigation. These 
deposit requirements 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 to Interested Parties

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to 
judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with 
the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
    This administrative review and notice are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: November 18, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-28143 Filed 11-25-08; 8:45 am]
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