Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 69369-69370 [2013-27706]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2013 / Notices by 16 days. The revised deadline for the final results of this sunset review is now November 14, 2013. Scope of the Orders The merchandise subject to these orders is sodium nitrite in any form, at any purity level. In addition, the sodium nitrite covered by these orders may or may not contain an anti-caking agent. Examples of names commonly used to reference sodium nitrite are nitrous acid, sodium salt, anti-rust, diazotizing salts, erinitrit, and filmerine. The chemical composition of sodium nitrite is NaNO2 and it is generally classified under subheading 2834.10.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The American Chemical Society Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) has assigned the name ‘‘sodium nitrite’’ to sodium nitrite. The CAS registry number is 7632–00–0. While the HTSUS subheading, CAS registry number, and CAS name are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. See ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Sodium Nitrite from the Germany and the People’s Republic of China,’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘I&D Memorandum’’). The issues discussed in the I&D Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail if the orders are revoked. The I&D Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’). Access to IA ACCESS is available in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memorandum can be accessed at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed I&D Memorandum and the electronic versions of the I&D Memorandum are identical in content. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Nov 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 69369 Final Results of Sunset Reviews of China (PRC). The Department finds that revocation of this countervailing The Department determines that duty (CVD) order would be likely to revocation of the AD orders on sodium lead to the continuation or recurrence of nitrite from Germany and the PRC net countervailable subsidies at the rates would be likely to lead to continuation in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section or recurrence of dumping, with the of this notice. following dumping margin magnitudes FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni likely to prevail: Page, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Weighted-average Enforcement and Compliance, Exporter/producer percentage margin International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th PRC: Street and Constitution Avenue NW., PRC-Wide Entity ......... 190.74 Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) Germany: 482–1398. BASF AG .................... 237.00 All Others .................... 150.82 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders 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 orders 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 and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: November 12, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–27719 Filed 11–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–917] Laminated Woven Sacks From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: November 19, 2013. SUMMARY: On July 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty order on laminated woven sacks from the People’s Republic AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background The CVD order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC was published on August 7, 2008.1 On July 1, 2013, the Department initiated a sunset review of the order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 The Department received notices of intent to participate from Coating Excellence International, LLC, Exopack Holding Corp., Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Hood Packaging Corporation, Polytex Fibers Corporation, and SeaTac Packaging Manufacturing Corporation (collectively, the Laminated Woven Sacks Committee or ‘‘the Committee’’) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The Department received an adequate substantive response to the notice of initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department received no substantive responses from the Government of the PRC (GOC) or any Chinese producers or exporters. 19 CFR 351.218 (e)(1)(ii)(A) states that the Department will normally conclude that respondent interested parties have provided adequate response to a notice of initiation where it receives complete substantive responses from respondent interested parties accounting on average for more than 50 percent, on a volume basis (or a value basis, if appropriate), of the total exports of the subject merchandise to the United States over the five calendar years preceding the year of publication of the notice of initiation. Moreover, in a sunset review of a CVD order, the Department will normally conduct a full review only if it receives adequate responses from domestic and respondent interested parties and a complete substantive 1 See Laminated Woven Sacks From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 73 FR 45955 (August 7, 2008). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 78 FR 39256 (July 1, 2013). E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 69370 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2013 / Notices response from the foreign government.3 Because the Department received no responses from the GOC and respondent interested parties, the Department is conducting an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the CVD order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013.4 Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 days. The revised deadline for the final results of this sunset review is November 14, 2013. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is laminated woven sacks which are bags or sacks consisting of one or more plies of fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip, regardless of the width of the strip; with or without an extrusion coating of polypropylene and/ or polyethylene on one or both sides of the fabric; laminated by any method either to an exterior ply of plastic film such as biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) or to an exterior ply of paper that is suitable for high quality print graphics. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.5 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the order was 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 electronically via Enforcement and 3 See 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2) and 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B) and (C). 4 See Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government’’ (October 18, 2013). 5 See ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China,’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with this notice (Decision Memorandum). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Nov 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://trade.gov/enforcement/ and in the Central Records Unit in room 7046 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Decision Memorandum and electronic versions of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, the Department determines that revocation of the CVD order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following net countervailable subsidy rates: Manufacturers/ exporters/producers Zibo Aifudi Plastic Packaging Co., Ltd. Han Shing Chemical Co., Ltd. Ningbo Yong Feng packaging Co., Ltd. Shandong Shouguang Jianyuan Chun Co., Ltd./Shandong Longxing Plastic Products Company Ltd. Shandong Qilu Plastic Fabric Group, Ltd. All others ................... Net countervailable subsidy (percent) 83.34% ad valorem. 277.54% ad valorem. 277.54% ad valorem. 406.62% ad valorem. 358.20% ad valorem. 280.65% ad valorem. This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (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 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(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 12, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–27706 Filed 11–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) will hold a meeting on December 3, 2013. The meeting is open to the public and the room is disabledaccessible. Public seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. SUMMARY: December 3, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must notify Ryan Mulholland at the contact information below by 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, in order to preregister for clearance into the building. Please specify any requests for reasonable accommodation at least five business days in advance of the meeting. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mulholland, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–4693; email: ryan.mulholland@ trade.gov. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to OEEI at (202) 482–4693. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the RE&EEAC pursuant to his discretionary authority and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) on July 14, 2010. The RE&EEAC was rechartered on June 18, 2012. The RE&EEAC provides the Secretary of Commerce with consensus advice from the private sector on the development and administration of programs and policies to enhance the international competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. The December 3, 2013 meeting of the RE&EEAC will consist of presentations from four subcommittees—finance, U.S. competitiveness, trade policy, and trade promotion—on each subcommittee’s work thus far, particularly a DATES: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 19, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69369-69370]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-917]


Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

DATES: Effective Date: November 19, 2013.
SUMMARY: On July 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (Department) 
initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty order on laminated 
woven sacks from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The Department 
finds that revocation of this countervailing duty (CVD) order would be 
likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of net countervailable 
subsidies at the rates in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of 
this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-1398.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The CVD order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC was published 
on August 7, 2008.\1\ On July 1, 2013, the Department initiated a 
sunset review of the order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ The Department received notices 
of intent to participate from Coating Excellence International, LLC, 
Exopack Holding Corp., Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Hood 
Packaging Corporation, Polytex Fibers Corporation, and SeaTac Packaging 
Manufacturing Corporation (collectively, the Laminated Woven Sacks 
Committee or ``the Committee'') within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i). The Department received an adequate substantive 
response to the notice of initiation from the domestic interested 
parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department received no substantive responses from 
the Government of the PRC (GOC) or any Chinese producers or exporters.
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    \1\ See Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of 
China: Countervailing Duty Order, 73 FR 45955 (August 7, 2008).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 78 FR 
39256 (July 1, 2013).
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    19 CFR 351.218 (e)(1)(ii)(A) states that the Department will 
normally conclude that respondent interested parties have provided 
adequate response to a notice of initiation where it receives complete 
substantive responses from respondent interested parties accounting on 
average for more than 50 percent, on a volume basis (or a value basis, 
if appropriate), of the total exports of the subject merchandise to the 
United States over the five calendar years preceding the year of 
publication of the notice of initiation. Moreover, in a sunset review 
of a CVD order, the Department will normally conduct a full review only 
if it receives adequate responses from domestic and respondent 
interested parties and a complete substantive

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response from the foreign government.\3\ Because the Department 
received no responses from the GOC and respondent interested parties, 
the Department is conducting an expedited (120-day) sunset review of 
the CVD order on laminated woven sacks from the PRC pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2).
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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2) and 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B) and (C).
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    As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion 
to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal 
Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013.\4\ Therefore, all 
deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 
days. The revised deadline for the final results of this sunset review 
is November 14, 2013.
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    \4\ See Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Deadlines Affected by 
the Shutdown of the Federal Government'' (October 18, 2013).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is laminated woven sacks 
which are bags or sacks consisting of one or more plies of fabric 
consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene 
strip, regardless of the width of the strip; with or without an 
extrusion coating of polypropylene and/or polyethylene on one or both 
sides of the fabric; laminated by any method either to an exterior ply 
of plastic film such as biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) or to 
an exterior ply of paper that is suitable for high quality print 
graphics. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in 
the Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.\5\
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    \5\ See ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results 
of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty 
Order on Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of 
China,'' from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated 
concurrently with this notice (Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the 
Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum 
include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy likely to 
prevail if the order was 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 
electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). 
IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://trade.gov/enforcement/ and in the Central Records Unit in room 7046 of the main 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Decision Memorandum and 
electronic versions of the Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.

Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, the Department 
determines that revocation of the CVD order on laminated woven sacks 
from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
countervailable subsidies at the following net countervailable subsidy 
rates:

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                                             Net countervailable subsidy
    Manufacturers/  exporters/producers               (percent)
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Zibo Aifudi Plastic Packaging Co., Ltd....  83.34% ad valorem.
Han Shing Chemical Co., Ltd...............  277.54% ad valorem.
Ningbo Yong Feng packaging Co., Ltd.......  277.54% ad valorem.
Shandong Shouguang Jianyuan Chun Co., Ltd./ 406.62% ad valorem.
 Shandong Longxing Plastic Products
 Company Ltd.
Shandong Qilu Plastic Fabric Group, Ltd...  358.20% ad valorem.
All others................................  280.65% ad valorem.
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    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (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 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(b), and 777(i)(1) 
of the Act.

    Dated: November 12, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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