Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2010, 72323-72324 [2012-29429]

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[FR Doc. 2012–29374 Filed 12–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–938] Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2010 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on citric acid and certain citrate salts from the People’s Republic of China for the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. On June 5, 2012, we published the preliminary results of this review.1 We provided interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Our analysis of the comments submitted has not resulted in a change to the net subsidy rate for RZBC Co., Ltd., RZBC Juxian Co., Ltd., RZBC Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd., and RZBC Group Shareholding Co., Ltd. (collectively, the RZBC Companies or RZBC). The final net subsidy rate for the RZBC Companies is listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of Review.’’ DATES: Effective Date: December 5, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson or Patricia Tran, AD/ AGENCY: 1 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 77 FR 33167 (June 5, 2012) (Preliminary Results). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72323 CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–4793 and (202) 482–1503, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Following the Preliminary Results, we received a case brief from the Government of the People’s Republic of China (GOC) and the RZBC Companies on July 12, 2012, and a rebuttal brief from Petitioners 2 on July 23, 2012. We did not hold a hearing in this review, as one was not requested. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is citric acid and certain citrate salts. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 2918.14.0000, 2918.15.1000, 2918.15.5000, 3824.90.9290, and 3824.90.9290. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description, available in Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 25705 (May 29, 2009), remains dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case briefs filed by the GOC and the RZBC Companies and the rebuttal brief filed by Petitioners are addressed in the Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, entitled ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People’s Republic of China,’’ signed concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as Appendix I. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Import Administration’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main 2 Petitioners are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC. E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 72324 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated a subsidy rate for the mandatory respondent, the RZBC Companies. Producer/Exporter Net subsidy rate RZBC Co., Ltd., RZBC Juxian Co., Ltd., RZBC Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd., and RZBC Group Shareholding Co., Ltd ....................................... 5.27% Assessment Rates The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after the date of publication of these final results, to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise by the RZBC Companies entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. Cash Deposit Instructions The Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown above on shipments of subject merchandise by the RZBC Companies entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all nonreviewed companies, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most recent company-specific or country-wide rate applicable to the company. Accordingly, the cash deposit rates that will be applied to companies covered by this order, but not examined in this review, are those established in the most recently completed segment of the proceeding for each company. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as a 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 written notification of return or 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. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: November 29, 2012. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix—Issues in Decision Memorandum Comment 1: Authority to Apply CVD to the PRC Comment 2: Double-Counting Comment 3: Countervailability of Shandong Province Policy Loans Comment 4: Specificity Findings for Sulfuric Acid and Steam Coal Comment 5: Use of Tier One Benchmark for Sulfuric Acid and Steam Coal Comment 6: Whether Certain Input Suppliers Are Government Authorities Comment 7: Rejection of RZBC’s Submission Comment 8: Export Prices for Sulfuric Acid from India and Thailand [FR Doc. 2012–29429 Filed 12–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–942] Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2010; Correction Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On October 9, 2012, the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register a notice of preliminary results and partial rescission of administrative review concerning the countervailing duty order on certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2010, 77 FR 61396 (October 9, 2012) (Preliminary Results). The Preliminary Results inadvertently omitted the assessment instructions that pertain to the rescission of review for six producers/exporters. DATES: Effective Date: December 5, 2012. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Meek or Mary Kolberg, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2778 and (202) 482–1785, respectively. Background In the Preliminary Results, the Department partially rescinded this administrative review with respect to the following companies: Asia Pacific CIS (Wuxi) Co., Ltd.; Guangdong Wireking Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Foshun Shunde Wireking Housewares & Hardware); Hangzhou Dunli Import & Export Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Dunli Industry Co., Ltd.; Hengtong Hardware Manufacturing (Huizhou) Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Weixi Group Co.; and Leader Metal Industry Co., Ltd. (aka Marmon Retail Services Asia). Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, during the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Dated: November 28, 2012 Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–29427 Filed 12–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Application No. 85–17A18] Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of Application to Amend the Export Trade Certificate of Review Issued to U.S. Shippers Association No. 85–17A18. ACTION: The Office of Competition and Economic Analysis (‘‘OCEA’’) of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-938]


Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's Republic 
of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 
2010

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has completed its 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on citric 
acid and certain citrate salts from the People's Republic of China for 
the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. On June 5, 2012, 
we published the preliminary results of this review.\1\
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    \1\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review, 77 FR 33167 (June 5, 2012) (Preliminary 
Results).
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    We provided interested parties with an opportunity to comment on 
the Preliminary Results. Our analysis of the comments submitted has not 
resulted in a change to the net subsidy rate for RZBC Co., Ltd., RZBC 
Juxian Co., Ltd., RZBC Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd., and RZBC Group 
Shareholding Co., Ltd. (collectively, the RZBC Companies or RZBC). The 
final net subsidy rate for the RZBC Companies is listed below in the 
section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''

DATES: Effective Date: December 5, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson or Patricia Tran, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone (202) 482-4793 and (202) 482-1503, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Following the Preliminary Results, we received a case brief from 
the Government of the People's Republic of China (GOC) and the RZBC 
Companies on July 12, 2012, and a rebuttal brief from Petitioners \2\ 
on July 23, 2012. We did not hold a hearing in this review, as one was 
not requested.
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    \2\ Petitioners are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, 
Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is citric acid and certain 
citrate salts. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 2918.14.0000, 
2918.15.1000, 2918.15.5000, 3824.90.9290, and 3824.90.9290. Although 
the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written product description, available in Citric Acid and Certain 
Citrate Salts from the People's Republic of China: Notice of 
Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 25705 (May 29, 2009), remains 
dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case briefs filed by the GOC and the RZBC 
Companies and the rebuttal brief filed by Petitioners are addressed in 
the Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, 
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, entitled ``Issues 
and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review of Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts 
from the People's Republic of China,'' signed concurrently with this 
notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by 
this notice. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as 
Appendix I. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and 
is on file electronically via Import Administration's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). 
IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov 
and in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main

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Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet 
at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum 
and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated a subsidy 
rate for the mandatory respondent, the RZBC Companies.

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                                                             Net subsidy
                     Producer/Exporter                          rate
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RZBC Co., Ltd., RZBC Juxian Co., Ltd., RZBC Imp. & Exp.            5.27%
 Co., Ltd., and RZBC Group Shareholding Co., Ltd..........
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Assessment Rates

    The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions 
directly to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after the 
date of publication of these final results, to liquidate shipments of 
subject merchandise by the RZBC Companies entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 2010, through 
December 31, 2010.

Cash Deposit Instructions

    The Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash 
deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown above 
on shipments of subject merchandise by the RZBC Companies entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed 
companies, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at 
the most recent company-specific or country-wide rate applicable to the 
company. Accordingly, the cash deposit rates that will be applied to 
companies covered by this order, but not examined in this review, are 
those established in the most recently completed segment of the 
proceeding for each company. These cash deposit requirements, when 
imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as a 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 or 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.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.

    Dated: November 29, 2012.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix--Issues in Decision Memorandum

    Comment 1: Authority to Apply CVD to the PRC
    Comment 2: Double-Counting
    Comment 3: Countervailability of Shandong Province Policy Loans
    Comment 4: Specificity Findings for Sulfuric Acid and Steam Coal
    Comment 5: Use of Tier One Benchmark for Sulfuric Acid and Steam 
Coal
    Comment 6: Whether Certain Input Suppliers Are Government 
Authorities
    Comment 7: Rejection of RZBC's Submission
    Comment 8: Export Prices for Sulfuric Acid from India and 
Thailand

[FR Doc. 2012-29429 Filed 12-4-12; 8:45 am]
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