Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value of the Antidumping Duty Investigation, 33907-33909 [2014-13893]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 114 / Friday, June 13, 2014 / Notices the Department’s electronic records system, IA ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.5 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. Consistent with the Assessment Policy Notice, if we continue to find that Nan Ya had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States in the final results of this review, we intend to instruct CBP to liquidate any existing entries of merchandise produced by Nan Ya and exported by other parties at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, the Department shall determine and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. If FENC’s weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis in the final results of this review, we will calculate importerspecific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for an importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of such sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If FENC’s weightedaverage dumping margin is zero or de minimis in the final results of review, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties in accordance with the Final Modification for Reviews, i.e., ‘‘{w}here the weighted-average margin of dumping for the exporter is determined to be zero or de minimis, no antidumping duties will be assessed.’’ 6 If an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, then the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003.7 This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by FENC for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of PSF from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for FENC will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period for which there is a completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for which there is a completed segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 7.31 percent.8 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 5 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification for Reviews). 7 For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment Policy Notice). 6 See VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Jun 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this 8 The all-others rate established in the Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, 65 FR 33807 (May 25, 2000). PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33907 review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: June 9, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum A. Summary B. Background C. Scope of the Order D. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments E. Discussion of the Methodology 1. Fair Value Comparisons 2. Product Comparisons 3. Determination of Comparison Method 4. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis 5. Date of Sale 6. Export Price 7. Normal Value a. Home Market Viability as Comparison Market b. Level of Trade c. Cost of Production (1) Calculation of Cost of Production (2) Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices (3) Results of the Cost of Production Test d. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices 8. Currency Conversion F. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2014–13892 Filed 6–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–992] Monosodium Glutamate From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value of the Antidumping Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is amending the preliminary determination of the lessthan-fair-value investigation of monosodium glutamate (‘‘MSG’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 33908 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 114 / Friday, June 13, 2014 / Notices to correct certain ministerial errors.1 The period of investigation (‘‘POI’’) is January 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013. DATES: Effective Date: June 13, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Milton Koch, or Jun Jack Zhao, 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) 482–2584, or (202) 482–1396, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 7, 2014, the Department disclosed to interested parties its calculations for the Preliminary Determination. On May 13, 2014, we received ministerial error comments from Ajinomoto North America Inc. (‘‘Petitioner’’); and Langfang Meihua Bio-Technology Co., Ltd., Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd., and Tongliao Meihua Biological SCI–TECH Co., Ltd. (collectively, the Meihua Group), alleging that the Department made ministerial errors in the calculation of the Meihua Group’s weighted-average dumping margin.2 Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation covers MSG, whether or not blended or in solution with other products. Specifically, MSG that has been blended or is in solution with other product(s) is included in this scope when the resulting mix contains 15 percent or more of MSG by dry weight. For a full description of the products covered by the less-than-fair-value investigation, see the Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, ‘‘Preliminary Determination of the LessThan-Fair-Value Investigation of Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China: Ministerial Error Allegations Memorandum,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (‘‘Ministerial Error Memo’’). The Ministerial Error Memo 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 to registered users at https:// iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, which is in room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. A list of the issues discussed in the Ministerial Error Memo is attached to this notice an appendix. Ministerial Errors Ministerial errors are defined in 19 CFR 351.224(f) as an error ‘‘in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any similar type of unintentional error which the Secretary considers ministerial.’’ 19 CFR 351.224(e) provides that the Department ‘‘will analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, correct any significant ministerial error by amending the preliminary determination.’’ A significant ministerial error is defined as a ministerial error, the correction of which, singly or in combination with other errors, would result in: (1) A change of at least five absolute percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the weighted-average dumping margin calculated in the original (erroneous) preliminary determination; or (2) a difference between a weighted-average dumping margin of zero or de minimis and a weighted-average dumping margin of greater than de minimis or vice versa.3 After analyzing the ministerial error comments, we determine, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e), that we made the following ministerial errors in our calculations for the Preliminary Determination: We inadvertently miscalculated the Meihua Group’s organic bacteria protein by-product, high protein scrap by-product, foreign inland freight distance, home country distances and freight charges, 20-foot container weight for brokerage and handling expenses, and certain inputs for the production of MSG. Moreover, we determine that these errors in combination constitute a ‘‘significant ministerial error’’ as defined in 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1). Accordingly, we corrected these errors. As a result of correcting these errors in the calculation of the Meihua Group’s weighted-average dumping margin, the weighted-average dumping margin for the companies granted separate-rate status must also be revised because the rate for those companies was derived from the Meihua Group’s rate.4 The weightedaverage dumping margin for the PRCwide entity also must be revised because it was based on the Meihua Group’s highest transaction-specific dumping margin.5 For a detailed discussion of these ministerial errors, as well as the Department’s analysis, see the Ministerial Error Memo. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending the Preliminary Determination of the lessthan-fair-value investigation of MSG from the PRC. The revised weightedaverage dumping margins are detailed below. Amended Preliminary Determination As a result of the correction of the ministerial error, the amended weighted-average dumping margins for the preliminary determination are as follows: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Producer Langfang Meihua Bio-Technology Co., Ltd./ Meihua Group International Trading (Hong Kong) Limited. Fujian Province Jianyang Wuyi MSG Co., Ltd .... Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd ...... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Exporter Tongliao Meihua Biological SCI–TECH Co., Ltd./Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd., Bazhou Branch. 157.55 Fujian Province Jianyang Wuyi MSG Co., Ltd ....................................................... Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd ......................................................... 157.55 157.55 1 Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final Determination, 79 FR 26408 (May 8, 2014) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). 2 See Letter from Petitioner, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation on Monosodium Glutamate from VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Jun 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 China: Ministerial Error Comments,’’ dated May 13, 2014; and letter from the Meihua Group: ‘‘Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China: Ministerial Error Comments,’’ dated May 13, 2014. 3 See 19 CFR 351.224(g). 4 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China (May 1, 2014), at 12. 5 Id. at 14. E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 114 / Friday, June 13, 2014 / Notices 33909 Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter Producer Baoji Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd ................ PRC-wide Entity* .................................................. Baoji Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd ................................................................... ................................................................................................................................. 157.55 157.59 * The PRC-wide entity includes Shandong Linghua Monosodium Glutamate Incorporated Company, a mandatory respondent in this investigation. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 733(d) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit for all suspended entries, on or after the date of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, at an ad valorem rate equal to the weightedaverage dumping margins, as indicated in the chart above. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we have notified the ITC of our amended preliminary affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Section 735(b)(2) of the Act requires the ITC to make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of MSG, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation, of the merchandise under consideration within 45 days of our final determination. Notification to Interested Parties The Department will disclose calculations performed in connection with this amended preliminary determination within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). This amended preliminary determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e). Dated: June 9, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Ministerial Error Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Scope of the Investigation 3. Legal Authority 4. Analysis of Alleged Ministerial Errors a. Foreign Inland Freight Distance from Factory to Port of Exportation b. Sulfur Dioxide VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Jun 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 c. Labor and Energy Costs Allocated to Corn Co-Products d. Brokerage and Handling, Inland Freight Surrogate Value e. Sodium Hydroxide in Aqueous Solution f. Distances and Freight Charges for Certain Meihua Factors of Production g. Organic Bacterial Protein By-Product h. High Protein Scrap By-Product 5. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2014–13893 Filed 6–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RIN 0648–XD332] Pacific Island Fisheries; Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS will convene a Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) meeting for Pacific Island coral reef ecosystem fisheries. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 30 through July 3, 2014, starting at 9 a.m. each day. The meeting will conclude each day at 5 p.m., or when business for the day has been completed. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the daily meeting agenda. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NMFS Honolulu Service Center at Pier 38, 1129 North Nimitz Hwy., Suite 220, Honolulu, HI 96817. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to review a Bayesian modeling approach that generates maximum sustainable yield (MSY) estimates for Pacific coral reef ecosystem resources using available catch time series, a measure of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 population growth, carrying capacity, and biomass from NMFS underwater fish census surveys. At this meeting, a team of reviewers provided by the Center for Independent Experts (www.ciereviews.org) will review the model methods, input data and parameters, including the adequacy of the model and model outputs, and suggest research priorities to improve understanding of essential population and fishery dynamics necessary to formulate best management practices. The MSY estimates generated by the model will be the foundation upon which the Council and NMFS will base management decisions for Pacific Island coral reef fisheries, including establishment of annual catch limits (ACL) starting in 2015. The Council and NMFS established the WPSAR process pursuant to Section 302(g)(1)(E), which provides that the Secretary of Commerce and each regional fishery management council may establish a peer review process for scientific information used to advise the Council about fisheries conservation and management. The Council and NMFS emphasize constituent and stakeholder participation in the WPSAR process and ensuring rigorous and independent review of information. Meeting Agenda for WPSAR Review Monday, June 30, 2014 1. Opening remarks and introductions 2. Overview of the Review Process a. Review of Scope of Work b. Review process mechanics 3. Background presentations a. MSRA requirements for Annual Catch Limits b. Initial ACL specification and the need to improve 4. Presentation on the data preparation for the model-based approach 5. Presentation on the Biomass Augmented Catch-MSY model 6. Questions to presenters Review Panel 7. Public Comment Tuesday, July 1, 2014 8. Presentation on the P* Analysis 9. Discussion and questions for presenters 10. Review panel deliberations and report writing (closed) E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-992]


Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Amended 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value of the 
Antidumping Duty Investigation

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is amending 
the preliminary determination of the less-than-fair-value investigation 
of monosodium glutamate (``MSG'') from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC'')

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to correct certain ministerial errors.\1\ The period of investigation 
(``POI'') is January 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013.
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    \1\ Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, and 
Postponement of Final Determination, 79 FR 26408 (May 8, 2014) 
(``Preliminary Determination'').

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DATES: Effective Date: June 13, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Milton Koch, or Jun Jack Zhao, 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-
2584, or (202) 482-1396, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 7, 2014, the Department disclosed to interested parties its 
calculations for the Preliminary Determination. On May 13, 2014, we 
received ministerial error comments from Ajinomoto North America Inc. 
(``Petitioner''); and Langfang Meihua Bio-Technology Co., Ltd., Meihua 
Holdings Group Co., Ltd., and Tongliao Meihua Biological SCI-TECH Co., 
Ltd. (collectively, the Meihua Group), alleging that the Department 
made ministerial errors in the calculation of the Meihua Group's 
weighted-average dumping margin.\2\
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    \2\ See Letter from Petitioner, ``Antidumping Duty Investigation 
on Monosodium Glutamate from China: Ministerial Error Comments,'' 
dated May 13, 2014; and letter from the Meihua Group: ``Monosodium 
Glutamate from the People's Republic of China: Ministerial Error 
Comments,'' dated May 13, 2014.
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Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of this investigation covers MSG, whether or not blended 
or in solution with other products. Specifically, MSG that has been 
blended or is in solution with other product(s) is included in this 
scope when the resulting mix contains 15 percent or more of MSG by dry 
weight. For a full description of the products covered by the less-
than-fair-value investigation, see the Memorandum to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary, ``Preliminary Determination of the Less-
Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Monosodium Glutamate from the People's 
Republic of China: Ministerial Error Allegations Memorandum,'' dated 
concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (``Ministerial 
Error Memo''). The Ministerial Error Memo 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 to registered users at https://iaaccess.trade.gov, 
and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, which is 
in room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. A list of the 
issues discussed in the Ministerial Error Memo is attached to this 
notice an appendix.

Ministerial Errors

    Ministerial errors are defined in 19 CFR 351.224(f) as an error 
``in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical 
error resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and 
any similar type of unintentional error which the Secretary considers 
ministerial.'' 19 CFR 351.224(e) provides that the Department ``will 
analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, correct any 
significant ministerial error by amending the preliminary 
determination.'' A significant ministerial error is defined as a 
ministerial error, the correction of which, singly or in combination 
with other errors, would result in: (1) A change of at least five 
absolute percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the 
weighted-average dumping margin calculated in the original (erroneous) 
preliminary determination; or (2) a difference between a weighted-
average dumping margin of zero or de minimis and a weighted-average 
dumping margin of greater than de minimis or vice versa.\3\
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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.224(g).
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    After analyzing the ministerial error comments, we determine, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e), that we made the following 
ministerial errors in our calculations for the Preliminary 
Determination: We inadvertently miscalculated the Meihua Group's 
organic bacteria protein by-product, high protein scrap by-product, 
foreign inland freight distance, home country distances and freight 
charges, 20-foot container weight for brokerage and handling expenses, 
and certain inputs for the production of MSG. Moreover, we determine 
that these errors in combination constitute a ``significant ministerial 
error'' as defined in 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1). Accordingly, we corrected 
these errors. As a result of correcting these errors in the calculation 
of the Meihua Group's weighted-average dumping margin, the weighted-
average dumping margin for the companies granted separate-rate status 
must also be revised because the rate for those companies was derived 
from the Meihua Group's rate.\4\ The weighted-average dumping margin 
for the PRC-wide entity also must be revised because it was based on 
the Meihua Group's highest transaction-specific dumping margin.\5\ For 
a detailed discussion of these ministerial errors, as well as the 
Department's analysis, see the Ministerial Error Memo.
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    \4\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Decision Memorandum for the 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, and 
Postponement of Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of 
China (May 1, 2014), at 12.
    \5\ Id. at 14.
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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending the 
Preliminary Determination of the less-than-fair-value investigation of 
MSG from the PRC. The revised weighted-average dumping margins are 
detailed below.

Amended Preliminary Determination

    As a result of the correction of the ministerial error, the amended 
weighted-average dumping margins for the preliminary determination are 
as follows:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
             Exporter                       Producer            dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Langfang Meihua Bio-Technology     Tongliao Meihua                157.55
 Co., Ltd./Meihua Group             Biological SCI-TECH Co.,
 International Trading (Hong        Ltd./Meihua Holdings
 Kong) Limited.                     Group Co., Ltd., Bazhou
                                    Branch.
Fujian Province Jianyang Wuyi MSG  Fujian Province Jianyang       157.55
 Co., Ltd.                          Wuyi MSG Co., Ltd.
Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies   Neimenggu Fufeng               157.55
 Co., Ltd.                          Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.

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Baoji Fufeng Biotechnologies Co.,  Baoji Fufeng                   157.55
 Ltd.                               Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.
PRC-wide Entity*.................  .........................      157.59
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* The PRC-wide entity includes Shandong Linghua Monosodium Glutamate
  Incorporated Company, a mandatory respondent in this investigation.

Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d) of the Act, we will instruct CBP 
to require a cash deposit for all suspended entries, on or after the 
date of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, at an 
ad valorem rate equal to the weighted-average dumping margins, as 
indicated in the chart above. These suspension of liquidation 
instructions will remain in effect until further notice.

International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we have notified the 
ITC of our amended preliminary affirmative determination of sales at 
LTFV. Section 735(b)(2) of the Act requires the ITC to make its final 
determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States 
is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of 
imports of MSG, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation, 
of the merchandise under consideration within 45 days of our final 
determination.

Notification to Interested Parties

    The Department will disclose calculations performed in connection 
with this amended preliminary determination within five days of the 
date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b).
    This amended preliminary determination is issued and published in 
accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.224(e).

    Dated: June 9, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Ministerial Error Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Scope of the Investigation
3. Legal Authority
4. Analysis of Alleged Ministerial Errors
    a. Foreign Inland Freight Distance from Factory to Port of 
Exportation
    b. Sulfur Dioxide
    c. Labor and Energy Costs Allocated to Corn Co-Products
    d. Brokerage and Handling, Inland Freight Surrogate Value
    e. Sodium Hydroxide in Aqueous Solution
    f. Distances and Freight Charges for Certain Meihua Factors of 
Production
    g. Organic Bacterial Protein By-Product
    h. High Protein Scrap By-Product
5. Recommendation

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