Persulfates From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 40695 [2013-16346]

Download as PDF 40695 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 130 / Monday, July 8, 2013 / Notices response from FMC within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We did not receive responses from any respondent interested parties to this proceeding. 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 determined to conduct an expedited review of the order. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–847] Persulfates From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate, and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, as well as a lack of response from any respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review. As a result of the sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail is identified in the Final Results of Review section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: July 8, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4162. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On March 1, 2013, the Department published the notice of initiation of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’).1 On March 15, 2013, the Department received a notice of intent to participate from a domestic interested party, FMC Corporation (‘‘FMC’’), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 315.218(d)(1)(i), and provided information required under 19 CFR 315.218(d)(1)(ii). FMC claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a domestic producer of persulfates in the United States and a petitioner in the original investigation. On April 1, 2013, the Department received a substantive 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 76 FR 13862 (March 1, 2013). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Jul 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are persulfates, including ammonium, potassium, and sodium persulfates. The chemical formula for these persulfates are, respectively, (NH4)2S2O8, K2S2O8, and Na2S2O8. Potassium persulfates are currently classifiable under subheading 2833.40.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Sodium persulfates are classifiable under HTSUS subheading 2833.40.20. Ammonium and other persulfates are classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 2833.40.50 and 2833.40.60. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’ (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’) from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated July 1, 2013, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the order were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file in the Central Records Unit (‘‘CRU’’), Room 7046 of the main Department building, as well as electronically via Import Administration’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// iaacess.trade.gov and in the CRU. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the web at https:// www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Final Results of Review Pursuant to section 752(c)(3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. Furthermore, we find that the magnitude of the margin of dumping that is likely to prevail if the order was revoked to be the following weightedaverage percentage margins: Exporters Sinochem Jiangsu Wuxi Import & Export Corporation Shanghai Ai Jian Import & Export Corporation (Shanghai AJ) ................... Guangdong Petroleum Chemical Import and Export Trade ......................... (Guangdong Petroleum) ....... PRC-wide .............................. Weighted-average margin (percent) 119.02 119.02 ........................ 119.02 119.02 Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 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 which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 1, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–16346 Filed 7–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-847]


Persulfates From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 
Expedited Third Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: On March 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order 
on persulfates from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On the 
basis of a notice of intent to participate, and an adequate substantive 
response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, as well as a 
lack of response from any respondent interested parties, the Department 
conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review. As a result of the 
sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping 
duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
dumping. The magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail is 
identified in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: July 8, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4162.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On March 1, 2013, the Department published the notice of initiation 
of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from 
the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (``the Act'').\1\ On March 15, 2013, the Department received a 
notice of intent to participate from a domestic interested party, FMC 
Corporation (``FMC''), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
315.218(d)(1)(i), and provided information required under 19 CFR 
315.218(d)(1)(ii). FMC claimed interested party status under section 
771(9)(C) of the Act as a domestic producer of persulfates in the 
United States and a petitioner in the original investigation. On April 
1, 2013, the Department received a substantive response from FMC within 
the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We did not receive 
responses from any respondent interested parties to this proceeding. 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 determined to conduct an 
expedited review of the order.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 76 FR 13862 
(March 1, 2013).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are persulfates, including 
ammonium, potassium, and sodium persulfates. The chemical formula for 
these persulfates are, respectively, 
(NH4)2S2O8, 
K2S2O8, and 
Na2S2O8. Potassium persulfates are 
currently classifiable under subheading 2833.40.10 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). Sodium persulfates 
are classifiable under HTSUS subheading 2833.40.20. Ammonium and other 
persulfates are classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 2833.40.50 and 
2833.40.60. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order 
is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the ``Issues and 
Decision Memorandum'' (``Decision Memorandum'') from Christian Marsh, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, dated July 1, 2013, which is hereby adopted by this 
notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the 
likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude 
of the margins likely to prevail if the order were revoked.
    Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this 
review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, 
which is on file in the Central Records Unit (``CRU''), Room 7046 of 
the main Department building, as well as electronically via Import 
Administration's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized 
Electronic Service System (``IA ACCESS''). IA ACCESS is available to 
registered users at https://iaacess.trade.gov and in the CRU. In 
addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed 
directly on the web at https://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to section 752(c)(3) of the Act, we determine that 
revocation of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from the PRC 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. 
Furthermore, we find that the magnitude of the margin of dumping that 
is likely to prevail if the order was revoked to be the following 
weighted-average percentage margins:

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                                                             Weighted-
                        Exporters                         average margin
                                                             (percent)
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Sinochem Jiangsu Wuxi Import & Export Corporation.......          119.02
Shanghai Ai Jian Import & Export Corporation (Shanghai            119.02
 AJ)....................................................
Guangdong Petroleum Chemical Import and Export Trade....  ..............
(Guangdong Petroleum)...................................          119.02
PRC-wide................................................          119.02
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Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
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 which is 
subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: July 1, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-16346 Filed 7-5-13; 8:45 am]
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