Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 38612-38613 [2011-16651]

Download as PDF 38612 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Notices Suspended Investigations No Sunset Review of suspended investigations is scheduled for initiation in August 2011. The Department’s procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in 19 CFR 351.218. Guidance on methodological or analytical issues relevant to the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews is set forth in the Department’s Policy Bulletin 98.3— Policies Regarding the Conduct of Fiveyear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders; Policy Bulletin, 63 FR 18871 (April 16, 1998). The Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews provides further information regarding what is required of all parties to participate in Sunset Reviews. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(c), the Department will maintain and make available a service list for these proceedings. To facilitate the timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding contact the Department in writing within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Please note that if the Department receives a Notice of Intent to Participate from a member of the domestic industry within 15 days of the date of initiation, the review will continue. Thereafter, any interested party wishing to participate in the Sunset Review must provide substantive comments in response to the notice of initiation no later than 30 days after the date of initiation. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: June 21, 2011. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2011–16625 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 [A–580–839, A–583–833] Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 1, 2011, the Department of Commerce (the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 Department) initiated the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and Taiwan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 76 FR 11202 (March 1, 2011) (Notice of Initiation). The Department has conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of these orders. As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Reviews’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Romani or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0198 or (202) 482– 1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: from one inch (25 mm) to five inches (127 mm). The merchandise subject to the orders may be coated, usually with a silicon or other finish, or not coated. PSF is generally used as stuffing in sleeping bags, mattresses, ski jackets, comforters, cushions, pillows, and furniture. Merchandise of less than 3.3 decitex (less than 3 denier) currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 5503.20.00.20 is specifically excluded from the orders. Also specifically excluded from the orders are PSF of 10 to 18 denier that are cut to lengths of 6 to 8 inches (fibers used in the manufacture of carpeting). In addition, low-melt PSF is excluded from the orders. Low-melt PSF is defined as a bi-component fiber with an outer sheath that melts at a significantly lower temperature than its inner core. The merchandise subject to the orders is currently classifiable in the HTSUS at subheadings 5503.20.00.45 and 5503.20.00.65. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the orders is dispositive. Background Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea and Taiwan’’ from Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memo), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail if the orders were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in room 7046 of the main Commerce Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memo can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://ia.ita.doc.gov. The paper copy and electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memo are identical in content. On March 1, 2011, the Department initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on PSF from Korea and Taiwan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Notice of Initiation. The Department received a notice of intent to participate from DAK Americas, LLC, Palmetto Synthetics LLC, and U.S. Fibers (collectively, the domestic interested parties) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interestedparty status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as manufacturers of a domestic like product in the United States. We received a complete substantive response from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no responses from any respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department is conducting expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on PSF from Korea and Taiwan. Scope of the Orders The product covered by the orders is PSF. PSF is defined as synthetic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, of polyesters measuring 3.3 decitex (3 denier, inclusive) or more in diameter. This merchandise is cut to lengths varying PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Final Results of Reviews The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on PSF from Korea and Taiwan E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 38613 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Notices would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average percentage margins: Dated: June 24, 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–16651 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] Weightedaverage margin (percent) Country Company Korea ..... Sam Young ............ All Others ............... Far Eastern ............ Nan Ya ................... All Others ............... Taiwan ... 7.91 7.91 11.50 3.79 7.31 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also 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). Timely written notification of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. The Department is issuing and publishing these final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. For information from the Commission contact Mary Messer, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission at (202) 205–3193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is automatically initiating a five-year review (‘‘Sunset Review’’) of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders and suspended investigation listed below. The International Trade Commission (‘‘the Commission’’) is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers the same orders. DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department official identified in the Initiation of Review section below at The Department’s procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in its Procedures for Conducting FiveYear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 63 FR 13516 (March 20, 1998) and 70 FR 62061 (October 28, 2005). Guidance on methodological or analytical issues relevant to the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews is set forth in the Department’s Policy Bulletin 98.3—Policies Regarding the Conduct of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders: Policy Bulletin, 63 FR 18871 (April 16, 1998). Initiation of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(c), we are initiating the Sunset Review of the following antidumping and countervailing duty orders and suspended investigation: ITC Case No. Country Product A–583–803 ....... 731–TA–410 ..... Taiwan .............. A–533–808 ....... A–533–502 ....... 731–TA–638 ..... 731–TA–271 ..... India .................. India .................. A–549–502 ....... 731–TA–252 ..... Thailand ............ A–580–810 ....... 731–TA–540 ..... South Korea ..... A–583–815 ....... 731–TA–541 ..... Taiwan .............. A–583–008 ....... 731–TA–132 ..... Taiwan .............. A–351–809 ....... 731–TA–532 ..... Brazil ................ A–201–805 ....... 731–TA–534 ..... Mexico .............. A–583–814 ....... 731–TA–536 ..... Taiwan .............. A–580–809 ....... 731–TA–533 ..... South Korea ..... A–489–501 ....... 731–TA–273 ..... Turkey ............... C–489–502 ....... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 DOC Case No. 701–TA–253 ..... Turkey ............... A–821–802 ....... 731–TA–539–C Russia .............. Light-Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipe & Tube (3rd Review). Stainless Steel Wire Rod (3rd Review) ........... Welded Carbon Steel Pipe & Tube (3rd Review). Welded Carbon Steel Pipe & Tube (3rd Review). Welded ASTM A–312 Stainless Steel Pipe (3rd Review). Welded ASTM A–312 Stainless Steel Pipe (3rd Review). Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes & Tubes (3rd Review). Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe (3rd Review). Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe (3rd Review). Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe (3rd Review). Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe (3rd Review). Welded Carbon Steel Pipe & Tube (3rd Review). Welded Carbon Steel Pipe & Tube (3rd Review). Uranium (3rd Review) (Suspension Agreement). Filing Information As a courtesy, we are making information related to Sunset VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 proceedings, including copies of the pertinent statue and Department’s regulations, the Department schedule PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department contact Dana Mermelstein, (202) 482–1391. Dana Mermelstein, (202) 482–1391. Dana Mermelstein, (202) 482–1391. Dana Mermelstein, (202) 482–1391. Dana Mermelstein, (202) 482–1391. Dana Mermelstein, (202) 482–1391. Dana Mermelstein, (202) 482–1391. Dana Mermelstein, (202) 482–1391. Dana Mermelstein, (202) 482–1391. Dana Mermelstein, (202) 482–1391. David Goldberger, (202) 482–4136. David Goldberger, (202) 482–4136. David Goldberger, (202) 482–4136. Sally Gannon, (202) 482–0162. for Sunset Reviews, a listing of past revocations and continuations, and current service lists, available to the E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 127 (Friday, July 1, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38612-38613]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16651]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-839, A-583-833]


Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and 
Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: On March 1, 2011, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on 
polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and 
Taiwan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 76 
FR 11202 (March 1, 2011) (Notice of Initiation). The Department has 
conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of these orders. As a 
result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of 
the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ``Final Results of Reviews'' 
section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Romani or Minoo Hatten, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0198 or (202) 482-1690, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On March 1, 2011, the Department initiated sunset reviews of the 
antidumping duty orders on PSF from Korea and Taiwan pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Act. See Notice of Initiation. The Department 
received a notice of intent to participate from DAK Americas, LLC, 
Palmetto Synthetics LLC, and U.S. Fibers (collectively, the domestic 
interested parties) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested-
party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as manufacturers of a 
domestic like product in the United States. We received a complete 
substantive response from the domestic interested parties within the 
30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no 
responses from any respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant 
to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), 
the Department is conducting expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of the 
antidumping duty orders on PSF from Korea and Taiwan.

Scope of the Orders

    The product covered by the orders is PSF. PSF is defined as 
synthetic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for 
spinning, of polyesters measuring 3.3 decitex (3 denier, inclusive) or 
more in diameter. This merchandise is cut to lengths varying from one 
inch (25 mm) to five inches (127 mm). The merchandise subject to the 
orders may be coated, usually with a silicon or other finish, or not 
coated. PSF is generally used as stuffing in sleeping bags, mattresses, 
ski jackets, comforters, cushions, pillows, and furniture. Merchandise 
of less than 3.3 decitex (less than 3 denier) currently classifiable in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at 
subheading 5503.20.00.20 is specifically excluded from the orders. Also 
specifically excluded from the orders are PSF of 10 to 18 denier that 
are cut to lengths of 6 to 8 inches (fibers used in the manufacture of 
carpeting). In addition, low-melt PSF is excluded from the orders. Low-
melt PSF is defined as a bi-component fiber with an outer sheath that 
melts at a significantly lower temperature than its inner core.
    The merchandise subject to the orders is currently classifiable in 
the HTSUS at subheadings 5503.20.00.45 and 5503.20.00.65. Although the 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description of the merchandise subject to the orders is 
dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the ``Issues 
and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the 
Republic of Korea and Taiwan'' from Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memo), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues 
discussed in the Issues and Decision Memo include the likelihood of 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margin 
likely to prevail if the orders were revoked. Parties can find a 
complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews and 
the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on 
file in room 7046 of the main Commerce Department building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memo can 
be accessed directly on the Internet at http://ia.ita.doc.gov. The 
paper copy and electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memo are 
identical in content.

Final Results of Reviews

    The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty 
orders on PSF from Korea and Taiwan

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would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the 
following weighted-average percentage margins:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
               Country                        Company           margin
                                                               (percent)
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Korea...............................  Sam Young.............        7.91
                                      All Others............        7.91
Taiwan..............................  Far Eastern...........       11.50
                                      Nan Ya................        3.79
                                      All Others............        7.31
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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also 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). Timely written notification 
of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial 
protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the 
regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to 
sanction.
    The Department is issuing and publishing these final results and 
this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) 
of the Act.

    Dated: June 24, 2011.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-16651 Filed 6-30-11; 8:45 am]
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