Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 15418-15419 [2010-6899]

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PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2010–6900 Filed 3–26–10; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–917] Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on laminated woven sacks (LWS) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the period December 3, 2007 to December 31, 2008, with respect to Zibo Aifudi Plastic Packaging Co., Ltd. (Zibo Aifudi). Since Zibo Aifudi was the only remaining producer/exporter subject to review, this notice also serves to rescind the entire administrative review. This rescission is based on Zibo Aifudi’s withdrawal of its request for review. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 29, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1391. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on LWS from the PRC. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 74 FR 41120 (August 14, 2009), as amended. Changshu Xinsheng Bags Producing Company Ltd. (Changshu) and Zibo Aifudi timely requested an administrative review of themselves under the countervailing duty order on LWS from the PRC for the period December 3, 2007 through December 31, 2008.1 1 In accordance with the World Trade Organization Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, entries of this E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 59 / Monday, March 29, 2010 / Notices cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with NOTICES In accordance with Section 751 (a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department published a notice initiating an administrative review of the countervailing duty order. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 48224 (September 22, 2009). Changshu subsequently withdrew its request, and the review of Changshu was rescinded on December 4, 2009. See Laminated Woven Sacks From the People’s Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 63722 (December 4, 2009). On January 7, 2010, Zibo Aifudi withdrew its request for review. On January 22, 2010, petitioners (the Laminated Woven Sacks Committee and its individual members, Coating Excellence International, LLC and Polytex Fibers Corporation) filed comments objecting to a rescission of the administrative review. Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review The Department’s regulations provide that the Department will rescind an administrative review if the party that requested the review withdraws its request for review within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation. See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). However, this deadline may be extended if the Department finds it reasonable to do so. See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Although Zibo Aifudi filed its request shortly after the 90-day deadline, the Department has not expended any resources yet in conducting this administrative review, other than issuing the questionnaire. Petitioners have argued that the Department should not rescind the review due to their concerns that Zibo Aifudi is improperly claiming that imports of LWS produced in, and exported from, the PRC are not subject to countervailing duties because they contain woven fabric produced outside of the PRC. However, petitioners’ concerns can be addressed without conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order. We intend to address the issue raised by petitioners separately; interested parties will be notified concerning how the Department intends to address petitioners’ claims. Therefore, because there are no compelling reasons to continue conducting this administrative review, merchandise made on or after April 1, 2008 and before August 5, 2008 are not subject to countervailing duties. VerDate Nov<24>2008 09:18 Apr 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 we are accepting Zibo Aifudi’s withdrawal of its request for a countervailing duty administrative review, and since no other party requested a review, the Department is rescinding this administrative review of the countervailing duty order with respect to Zibo Aifudi. Since the review is now rescinded for all parties for which a review was requested, this notice also serves to rescind the entire administrative review of the countervailing duty order on LWS for the period December 3, 2007 through December 31, 2008. Assessment The Department will instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-917]


Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of China: 
Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the 
administrative review of the countervailing duty order on laminated 
woven sacks (LWS) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the 
period December 3, 2007 to December 31, 2008, with respect to Zibo 
Aifudi Plastic Packaging Co., Ltd. (Zibo Aifudi). Since Zibo Aifudi was 
the only remaining producer/exporter subject to review, this notice 
also serves to rescind the entire administrative review. This 
rescission is based on Zibo Aifudi's withdrawal of its request for 
review.

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 29, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1391.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department published a notice of opportunity to request an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty order on LWS from the 
PRC. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 
74 FR 41120 (August 14, 2009), as amended. Changshu Xinsheng Bags 
Producing Company Ltd. (Changshu) and Zibo Aifudi timely requested an 
administrative review of themselves under the countervailing duty order 
on LWS from the PRC for the period December 3, 2007 through December 
31, 2008.\1\
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    \1\ In accordance with the World Trade Organization Agreement on 
Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, entries of this merchandise 
made on or after April 1, 2008 and before August 5, 2008 are not 
subject to countervailing duties.

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    In accordance with Section 751 (a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 
(the Act) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department published a 
notice initiating an administrative review of the countervailing duty 
order. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 48224 
(September 22, 2009). Changshu subsequently withdrew its request, and 
the review of Changshu was rescinded on December 4, 2009. See Laminated 
Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Partial Rescission of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 63722 (December 4, 
2009). On January 7, 2010, Zibo Aifudi withdrew its request for review. 
On January 22, 2010, petitioners (the Laminated Woven Sacks Committee 
and its individual members, Coating Excellence International, LLC and 
Polytex Fibers Corporation) filed comments objecting to a rescission of 
the administrative review.

Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review

    The Department's regulations provide that the Department will 
rescind an administrative review if the party that requested the review 
withdraws its request for review within 90 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation. See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). 
However, this deadline may be extended if the Department finds it 
reasonable to do so. See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Although Zibo Aifudi 
filed its request shortly after the 90-day deadline, the Department has 
not expended any resources yet in conducting this administrative 
review, other than issuing the questionnaire. Petitioners have argued 
that the Department should not rescind the review due to their concerns 
that Zibo Aifudi is improperly claiming that imports of LWS produced 
in, and exported from, the PRC are not subject to countervailing duties 
because they contain woven fabric produced outside of the PRC. However, 
petitioners' concerns can be addressed without conducting an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty order. We intend to 
address the issue raised by petitioners separately; interested parties 
will be notified concerning how the Department intends to address 
petitioners' claims.
    Therefore, because there are no compelling reasons to continue 
conducting this administrative review, we are accepting Zibo Aifudi's 
withdrawal of its request for a countervailing duty administrative 
review, and since no other party requested a review, the Department is 
rescinding this administrative review of the countervailing duty order 
with respect to Zibo Aifudi. Since the review is now rescinded for all 
parties for which a review was requested, this notice also serves to 
rescind the entire administrative review of the countervailing duty 
order on LWS for the period December 3, 2007 through December 31, 2008.

Assessment

    The Department will instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties on 
all appropriate entries. The Department intends to issue appropriate 
assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of 
this notice.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protection orders (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern 
business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 
Timely written notification of the return/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 which 
is subject to sanction.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, as amended, and 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: March 22, 2010.
John M. Andersen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
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