Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 79400-79401 [2013-31280]

Download as PDF 79400 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices Dated: December 24, 2013. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–31271 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–924] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review Enforcement & Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: December 30, 2013. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) has determined that a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (‘‘PET film’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (‘‘POR’’) for the new shipper review is November 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hill, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3518. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip from the PRC was published on November 10, 2008. See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From Brazil, the People’s Republic of China and the United Arab Emirates: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value for the United Arab Emirates, 73 FR 66595 (November 10, 2008). On December 2, 2013, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.214(c), the Department received a timely request for a new shipper review from Now Plastics, Inc. (‘‘Now Plastics’’) and its affiliate Huangshi Yucheng Trade Co., Ltd. (‘‘Huangshi Yucheng’’) (collectively VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 ‘‘Requestor’’).1 On December 12, 2013, the Department received entry data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’). We have also requested entry documents from CBP in order to confirm certain information reported by Huangshi Yucheng. The continuation of the new shipper review will be contingent upon confirmation of the information in the request.2 Requestor stated that Jiangsu Shuangxing Color Plastic New Materials Co., Ltd. (‘‘Jiangsu Shuangxing’’) is the producer and Huangshi Yucheng is the exporter of the subject merchandise upon which its request for a new shipper review is based. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i), Huangshi Yucheng and Jiangsu Shuangxing certified that they did not export PET film to the United States during the period of investigation (‘‘POI’’). In addition, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), Huangshi Yucheng and Jiangsu Shuangxing certified that, since the initiation of the investigation, they have never been affiliated with any PRC exporter or producer who exported PET film to the United States during the POI, including those not individually examined during the investigation. As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B), Huangshi Yucheng also certified that its export activities were not controlled by the central government of the PRC.3 In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Huangshi Yucheng submitted documentation establishing the following: (1) the date on which it first shipped PET film for export to the United States and the date on which the PET film was first entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption; (2) the volume of its first shipment; and (3) the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States.4 1 See Letter from Huangshi Yucheng and Now Plastics to the Secretary of Commerce ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the People’s Republic of China; A–570–924; Request for New Shipper Review of Exports by Huangshi Yucheng Trade Co., Ltd.,’’ dated December 2, 2013. The Department notes that the last day of the anniversary month was Saturday, November 30, 2013. Therefore, the deadline to file a request for a new shipper review was the next business day, i.e., Monday, December 2, 2013. 2 See Memorandum to the File through Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV ‘‘Initiation of Antidumping New Shipper Review of Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the People’s Republic of China: Huangshi Yucheng Trade Co., Ltd. Initiation Checklist,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Initiation Checklist’’), at item 18. 3 See generally, Initiation Checklist. 4 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department conducted a CBP database query and confirmed by examining the results of the CBP data query that Huangshi Yucheng’s subject merchandise entered the United States during the POR specified by the Department’s regulations.5 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department will publish the notice of initiation of a new shipper review no later than the last day of the month following the anniversary or semiannual anniversary month of the order. Initiation of New Shipper Review Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.214(b), and based on the information on the record, the Department finds that Huangshi Yucheng meets the threshold requirements for initiation of a new shipper review of its shipment(s) of PET film from the PRC.6 The POR for the new shipper review of Huangshi Yucheng is November 1, 2012, through October 31, 2013.7 The Department intends to issue the preliminary results of this review no later than 180 days from the date of initiation, and the final results of this review no later than 90 days after the date the preliminary results are issued.8 It is the Department’s usual practice, in cases involving non-market economies, to require that a company seeking to establish eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the country-wide rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of government control over the company’s export activities. Accordingly, we will issue a questionnaire to Huangshi Yucheng which will include a separate rate section. The review of the exporter will proceed if the response provides sufficient indication that the exporter is not subject to either de jure or de facto government control with respect to its exports of PET film. We will instruct CBP to allow, at the option of the importer, the posting, until the completion of the review, of a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit for certain entries of the subject merchandise from Huangshi Yucheng in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e). Because Requestor stated that Huangshi Yucheng exports the subject merchandise, the sales of which form the basis for its new shipper review request, we will instruct CBP to permit the use of a bond only for entries of 5 See 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A). generally, Initiation Checklist. 7 See 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A). 8 See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act. 6 See E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices subject merchandise which the respondent exported. Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are published in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: December 23, 2013. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–31280 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES University of Minnesota, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscope This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. Docket Number: 13–028. Applicant: University of Minnesota, Department of Engineering & Material Science, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 59916, September 30, 2013. Docket Number: 13–035. Applicant: Colorado State University, Department of Chemistry, Fort Collins, CO 80523– 1872. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 59916, September 30, 2013. Docket Number: 13–038. Applicant: Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433–7765. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, Czech Republic. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 59916, September 30, 2013. Docket Number: 13–039. Applicant: Department of Transportation, McClean, VA 22101. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, Czech Republic. Intended VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 Use: See notice at 78 FR 59916, September 30, 2013. Docket Number: 13–040. Applicant: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 3041–5539. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, Czech Republic. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 59916, September 30, 2013. Docket Number: 13–041. Applicant: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research, La Jolla, CA 92037. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 59916, September 30, 2013. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as these instruments are intended to be used, was being manufactured in the United States at the time the instrument was ordered. Reasons: Each foreign instrument is an electron microscope and is intended for research or scientific educational uses requiring an electron microscope. We know of no electron microscope, or any other instrument suited to these purposes, which was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order of each instrument. Dated: December 19, 2013. Gregory W. Campbell, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–31272 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 79401 202–482–1135; email: richard.boll@trade.gov. The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness on November 20, 2013. This Notice is published in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2, § 9). It has been determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest. The Committee was established pursuant to Commerce’s authority under 15 U.S.C. 1512, established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration. The Committee provides advice to the Secretary on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness designed to support U.S. export growth and national economic competitiveness, encourage innovation, facilitate the movement of goods, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains for goods and services in the domestic and global economy; and to provide advice to the Secretary on regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains. The total number of members that may serve on the Committee is increased from 40 to a maximum of 45. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: International Trade Administration Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Charter Renewal Dated: December 20, 2013. David Long, Director, Office of Supply Chain and Professional & Business Services. [FR Doc. 2013–31139 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness on November 20, 2013. DATES: The Charter for the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness was renewed on November 20, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Boll, Supply Chain Team, Room 11014, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; phone SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Application No. 89–5A018] Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of Issuance of an Amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc. (Application no. 89– 5A018). ACTION: The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc. (OPEI) on December 20, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Flynn, Director, Office of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 250 (Monday, December 30, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-924]


Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the 
People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper 
Review

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

DATES: Effective Date: December 30, 2013.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined 
that a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order 
on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (``PET film'') 
from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') meets the statutory and 
regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') 
for the new shipper review is November 1, 2012 through October 31, 
2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hill, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3518.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, 
sheet, and strip from the PRC was published on November 10, 2008. See 
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From Brazil, the 
People's Republic of China and the United Arab Emirates: Antidumping 
Duty Orders and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value for the United Arab Emirates, 73 FR 66595 (November 10, 2008). On 
December 2, 2013, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''), and 19 CFR 351.214(c), the 
Department received a timely request for a new shipper review from Now 
Plastics, Inc. (``Now Plastics'') and its affiliate Huangshi Yucheng 
Trade Co., Ltd. (``Huangshi Yucheng'') (collectively ``Requestor'').\1\ 
On December 12, 2013, the Department received entry data from U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (``CBP''). We have also requested entry 
documents from CBP in order to confirm certain information reported by 
Huangshi Yucheng. The continuation of the new shipper review will be 
contingent upon confirmation of the information in the request.\2\
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    \1\ See Letter from Huangshi Yucheng and Now Plastics to the 
Secretary of Commerce ``Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and 
Strip from the People's Republic of China; A-570-924; Request for 
New Shipper Review of Exports by Huangshi Yucheng Trade Co., Ltd.,'' 
dated December 2, 2013. The Department notes that the last day of 
the anniversary month was Saturday, November 30, 2013. Therefore, 
the deadline to file a request for a new shipper review was the next 
business day, i.e., Monday, December 2, 2013.
    \2\ See Memorandum to the File through Abdelali Elouaradia, 
Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV ``Initiation of Antidumping 
New Shipper Review of Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and 
Strip from the People's Republic of China: Huangshi Yucheng Trade 
Co., Ltd. Initiation Checklist,'' dated concurrently with this 
notice (``Initiation Checklist''), at item 18.
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    Requestor stated that Jiangsu Shuangxing Color Plastic New 
Materials Co., Ltd. (``Jiangsu Shuangxing'') is the producer and 
Huangshi Yucheng is the exporter of the subject merchandise upon which 
its request for a new shipper review is based. Pursuant to section 
751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i), Huangshi 
Yucheng and Jiangsu Shuangxing certified that they did not export PET 
film to the United States during the period of investigation (``POI''). 
In addition, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), Huangshi Yucheng and Jiangsu Shuangxing 
certified that, since the initiation of the investigation, they have 
never been affiliated with any PRC exporter or producer who exported 
PET film to the United States during the POI, including those not 
individually examined during the investigation. As required by 19 CFR 
351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B), Huangshi Yucheng also certified that its export 
activities were not controlled by the central government of the PRC.\3\
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    \3\ See generally, Initiation Checklist.
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    In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Huangshi Yucheng submitted documentation 
establishing the following: (1) the date on which it first shipped PET 
film for export to the United States and the date on which the PET film 
was first entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption; (2) 
the volume of its first shipment; and (3) the date of its first sale to 
an unaffiliated customer in the United States.\4\
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    \4\ Id.
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    The Department conducted a CBP database query and confirmed by 
examining the results of the CBP data query that Huangshi Yucheng's 
subject merchandise entered the United States during the POR specified 
by the Department's regulations.\5\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department will publish the notice of initiation 
of a new shipper review no later than the last day of the month 
following the anniversary or semiannual anniversary month of the order.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A).
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Initiation of New Shipper Review

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.214(b), and 
based on the information on the record, the Department finds that 
Huangshi Yucheng meets the threshold requirements for initiation of a 
new shipper review of its shipment(s) of PET film from the PRC.\6\ The 
POR for the new shipper review of Huangshi Yucheng is November 1, 2012, 
through October 31, 2013.\7\ The Department intends to issue the 
preliminary results of this review no later than 180 days from the date 
of initiation, and the final results of this review no later than 90 
days after the date the preliminary results are issued.\8\
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    \6\ See generally, Initiation Checklist.
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A).
    \8\ See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act.
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    It is the Department's usual practice, in cases involving non-
market economies, to require that a company seeking to establish 
eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the country-wide 
rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of government 
control over the company's export activities. Accordingly, we will 
issue a questionnaire to Huangshi Yucheng which will include a separate 
rate section. The review of the exporter will proceed if the response 
provides sufficient indication that the exporter is not subject to 
either de jure or de facto government control with respect to its 
exports of PET film.
    We will instruct CBP to allow, at the option of the importer, the 
posting, until the completion of the review, of a bond or security in 
lieu of a cash deposit for certain entries of the subject merchandise 
from Huangshi Yucheng in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e). Because Requestor stated that Huangshi 
Yucheng exports the subject merchandise, the sales of which form the 
basis for its new shipper review request, we will instruct CBP to 
permit the use of a bond only for entries of

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subject merchandise which the respondent exported.
    Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in 
this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 
351.306.
    This initiation and notice are published in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i).

    Dated: December 23, 2013.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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