Sugar From Mexico: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 65189-65191 [2014-26077]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices types, in aggregate regardless of size, is less than 25. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are steel nails that meet the specifications of Type I, Style 20 nails as identified in Tables 29 through 33 of ASTM Standard F1667 (2013 revision). Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are nails suitable for use in powder-actuated hand tools, whether or not threaded, which are currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 7317.00.20.00 and 7317.00.30.00. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are nails having a case hardness greater than or equal to 50 on the Rockwell Hardness C scale (‘‘HRC’’), a carbon content greater than or equal to 0.5 percent, a round head, a secondary reduced-diameter raised head section, a centered shank, and a smooth symmetrical point, suitable for use in gasactuated hand tools. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are corrugated nails. A corrugated nail is made up of a small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are thumb tacks, which are currently classified under HTSUS 7317.00.10.00. Certain steel nails subject to these investigations are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.55.02, 7317.00.55.03, 7317.00.55.05, 7317.00.55.07, 7317.00.55.08, 7317.00.55.11, 7317.00.55.18, 7317.00.55.19, 7317.00.55.20, 7317.00.55.30, 7317.00.55.40, 7317.00.55.50, 7317.00.55.60, 7317.00.55.70, 7317.00.55.80, 7317.00.55.90, 7317.00.65.30, 7317.00.65.60 and 7317.00.75.00. Certain steel nails subject to these investigations also may be classified under HTSUS subheading 8206.00.00.00. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive. Appendix 2—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Alignment IV. Scope Comments V. Scope of the Investigation VI. Injury Test VII. Subsidies Valuation VIII. Analysis of Programs IX. Calculation of the All Others Rate X. ITC Notification XI. Disclosure and Public Comment XII. Verification XIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2014–26070 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews 65189 Background Every five years, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the International Trade Commission automatically initiate and conduct a review to determine whether revocation of a countervailing or antidumping duty order or termination of an investigation suspended under section 704 or 734 of the Act would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or a countervailable subsidy (as the case may be) and of material injury. Upcoming Sunset Reviews for December 2014 The following Sunset Reviews are scheduled for initiation in December 2014 and will appear in that month’s Notice of Initiation of Five-Year Sunset Review (‘‘Sunset Review’’). With respect to the orders on Oil Country Tubular Goods, we have advanced the initiation date of certain Sunset Reviews upon determining that initiation of the Sunset Reviews for all of the Oil Country Tubular Goods orders on the same date would promote administrative efficiency. Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Department contact mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Antidumping Duty Proceedings Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China (A–570–945) (1st Review) .................. Countervailing Duty Proceedings Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China (C–570–944) (1st Review) .................. Suspended Investigations No Sunset Review of suspended investigations is scheduled for initiation in December 2014. The Department’s procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in 19 CFR 351.218. The Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews provides further information regarding what is required of all parties to participate in Sunset Reviews. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(c), the Department will maintain and make available a service list for these proceedings. To facilitate the timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding contact the Department in writing within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Please note that if the Department receives a Notice of Intent to Participate from a member of the domestic industry VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:26 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 within 15 days of the date of initiation, the review will continue. Thereafter, any interested party wishing to participate in the Sunset Review must provide substantive comments in response to the notice of initiation no later than 30 days after the date of initiation. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: October 17, 2014. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–26078 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 David Goldberger (202) 482–4136. Jacqueline Arrowsmith (202) 482–5255. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–845] Sugar From Mexico: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that sugar from Mexico is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 65190 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation is January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. We intend to issue the final determination 135 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. DATES: Effective on November 3, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Lindgren, 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) 482–3870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on April 24, 2014.1 Pursuant to section 773(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department postponed this preliminary LTFV determination by a period of 50 days.2 Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is sugar from Mexico. For a full description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I to this notice.3 Methodology mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Department conducted this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. Export price (EP) has been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value (NV) has been calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available 1 See Sugar From Mexico: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 79 FR 22795 (April 24, 2014). 2 See Sugar From Mexico: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 79 FR 49497 (August 21, 2014). 3 Interested parties filed comments and a clarification request regarding the scope of the investigation. For a complete discussion, see Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Sugar from Mexico,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at https://iaaccess.trade.gov and to all parties in the Department’s Central Records Unit, located at room 7046 of the Department’s main building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. individually investigated, excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. Therefore, because the weighted-average dumping margins for FEESA and the GAM Group are not zero, de minimis, or determined entirely under section 776 of the Act, the Department has estimated the ‘‘allothers’’ rate in this preliminary determination by weight-averaging the weighted-average dumping margins calculated for FEESA and the GAM Group. Preliminary Determination In accordance with section 733(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, the Department calculated weighted-average dumping margins for the following individually investigated exporters and producers of subject merchandise: (1) Fondo de Empresas Expropiadas del Sector Azucarero (FEESA) 4 and (2) Ingenio Tala S.A. de C.V. and certain affiliated companies of Grupo Azucarero Mexico S.A. de C.V. (collectively, the GAM Group).5 The Department preliminarily determines that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for these individually investigated exporters and producers: As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, the Department intends to verify the information submitted by FEESA and the GAM Group prior to making a final determination in this investigation. Exporter/producer Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Verification Disclosure and Public Comment In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b), the Department intends to disclose the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five days of its public announcement. Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs, as well as request a hearing.6 For a schedule of the deadlines for filing case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and hearing requests, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 733(d)(2)(A) of the Act, we are directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection FEESA ........................................ 39.54 (CBP) to suspend liquidation of all Ingenio Tala S.A. de C.V. and entries of subject merchandise that are certain affiliated sugar mills of entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, Grupo Azucarero Mexico S.A. for consumption on or after the date of de C.V. (collectively, the GAM Group) ..................................... 47.26 publication of this notice in the Federal All-Others .................................... 40.76 Register. Pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Consistent with sections Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), we will 733(d)(1)(A)(ii) and 735(c)(5) of the Act, instruct CBP to require a cash deposit 7 the Department also calculated an equal to the weighted-average amount estimated all-others rate for all exporters by which NV exceeds EP, as indicated or producers not individually in the chart above, as follows: (1) The investigated. Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the rate for FEESA, when adjusted for Act provides that the estimated ‘‘allexport subsidies, is 39.36 percent; (2) others’’ rate shall be an amount equal to the rate for the GAM Group, when the weighted average of the estimated adjusted for export subsidies, is 47.09 weighted-average dumping margins percent; (3) if the exporter is not a firm established for exporters and producers identified in this investigation, but the producer is, then the rate will be the 4 FEESA consists of the following sugar mills: rate established for the producer of the Fideicomiso Ingenio El Modelo, Fideicomiso subject merchandise; (4) the rate for all Ingenio San Cristobal, Fideicomiso Ingenio Plan De San Luis, Fideicomiso Ingenio San Miguelito, Fideicomiso Ingenio La Providencia, Fideicomiso Ingenio Atencingo, Fideicomiso Ingenio Casasano, Fideicomiso Ingenio El Potrero, and Fideicomiso Ingenio Emiliano Zapata. See id. 5 GAM Group consists of the following sugar mills: Ingenio Tala S.A. de C.V.; Ingenio El Dorado S.A. de C.V.; and Ingenio Lazaro Cardenas S.A. de C.V. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)–(d), 19 CFR 351.310(c); see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 7 See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices other producers or exporters, when adjusted for export subsidies, will be 40.58 percent. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Pursuant to a request from FEESA and the GAM Group,8 we are postponing the final determination. Accordingly, we intend to make our final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act.9 Furthermore, FEESA and the GAM Group requested to extend the application of the provisional measures, as prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a six-month period.10 The suspension of liquidation described above will be extended accordingly.11 U.S. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) of our determination. For a discussion concerning the information that the Department will make available to the ITC and the statutory deadlines regarding a final determination to be issued by the ITC, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 24, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix I—Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is sugar derived from sugar cane or sugar beets. Sucrose gives sugar its essential character. Sucrose is a nonreducing disaccharide composed of glucose and fructose linked via their anomeric carbons. The molecular formula for sucrose is C12H22011, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) International Chemical Identifier (InChI) for sucrose is 1S/C12H22O11/c13-l-46(16)8(18)9(19)11(21-4)23-12(315)10(20)7(17)5(2-14)22-12/h4-11,13-20H,13H2/t4-,5-,6-,7-,8+,9-,10+,11-,12+/m1/s1, the InChI Key for sucrose is 8 See Letter from FEESA and GAM Group, ‘‘Sugar from Mexico—Request for Postponement of Final Determination,’’ October 16, 2014. 9 See also 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(1)–(2). 10 See Letter from FEESA and GAM Group, ‘‘Sugar from Mexico—Request for Postponement of Final Determination,’’ October 16, 2014. 11 See 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 CZMRCDWAGMRECN-UGDNZRGBSA-N, the U.S. National Institutes of Health PubChem Compound Identifier (CID) for sucrose is 5988, and the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Number of sucrose is 57-50-1. Sugar within the scope of this investigation includes raw sugar (sugar with a sucrose content by weight in a dry state that corresponds to a polarimeter reading of less than 99.5 degrees) and estandar or standard sugar which is sometimes referred to as ‘‘high polarity’’ or ‘‘semi-refined’’ sugar (sugar with a sucrose content by weight in a dry state that corresponds to a polarimeter reading of 99.2 to 99.6 degrees). Sugar within the scope of this investigation includes refined sugar with a sucrose content by weight in a dry state that corresponds to a polarimeter reading of at least 99.9 degrees. Sugar within the scope of this investigation includes brown sugar, liquid sugar (sugar dissolved in water), organic raw sugar and organic refined sugar. Inedible molasses is not within the scope of this investigation. Specialty sugars, e.g., rock candy, fondant, sugar decorations, are not within the scope of this investigation. Processed food products that contain sugar, e.g., beverages, candy, cereals, are not within the scope of this investigation. Merchandise covered by this investigation is typically imported under the following headings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): 1701.12.1000, 1701.12.5000, 1701.13.1000, 1701.13.5000, 1701.14.1000, 1701.14.5000, 1701.91.1000, 1701.91.3000, 1701.99.1025, 1701.99.1050, 1701.99.5025, 1701.99.5050, and 1702.90.4000. The tariff classification is provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures V. Scope of the Investigation VI. Scope Comments VII. Respondent Selection VIII. Affiliation and Collapsing A. Legal Standard B. FEESA C. The GAM Group IX. Discussion of Methodology A. Fair Value Comparisons B. Product Comparisons C. Determination of Comparison Method D. Export Price E. Normal Value F. Date of Sale G. Currency Conversion X. U.S. International Trade Commission Notification XI. Disclosure and Public Comment XII. Verification XIII. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2014–26077 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65191 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board: Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board) will hold the third meeting of the current term on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The Board was re-chartered on August 2013, to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry. At the meeting, members are expected to deliberate and seek to adopt policy recommendations addressing Brand USA, visa policy, domestic travel and tourism, the Department of Transportation 30-year Strategic Plan, and the Survey of International Air Travelers. They are also expected to hear an update on the Board’s recommendations addressing entry presented at the July meeting and to discuss issues impacting the travel and tourism industry, including travel promotion, cultural and natural heritage issues, travel facilitation, infrastructure, and public-private partnerships, in addition to other topics. The agenda may change to accommodate Board business. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Board at http:// trade.gov/ttab, at least one week in advance of the meeting. DATES: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and open for public comments. ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Guests are requested to register one week in advance by sending an email to OACIE@ trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Pilat, the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202– 482–4501, email: jennifer.pilat@ trade.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. Public Participation: The meeting will be open to the public and will be E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-845]


Sugar From Mexico: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily 
determines that sugar from Mexico is being, or is likely to be, sold in 
the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in 
section 733(b) of

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the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of 
investigation is January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. The 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown 
in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested 
parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. We 
intend to issue the final determination 135 days after publication of 
this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.

DATES: Effective on November 3, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Lindgren, 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-
3870.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department published the notice of initiation of this 
investigation on April 24, 2014.\1\ Pursuant to section 773(c)(1)(A) of 
the Act, the Department postponed this preliminary LTFV determination 
by a period of 50 days.\2\
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    \1\ See Sugar From Mexico: Initiation of Antidumping Duty 
Investigation, 79 FR 22795 (April 24, 2014).
    \2\ See Sugar From Mexico: Postponement of Preliminary 
Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 79 FR 49497 (August 
21, 2014).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is sugar from Mexico. For 
a full description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I to 
this notice.\3\
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    \3\ Interested parties filed comments and a clarification 
request regarding the scope of the investigation. For a complete 
discussion, see Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Decision Memorandum for 
the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation 
of Sugar from Mexico,'' dated concurrently with and hereby adopted 
by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. Export price (EP) has been calculated in 
accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value (NV) has been 
calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the 
public via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is 
available to registered users at https://iaaccess.trade.gov and to all 
parties in the Department's Central Records Unit, located at room 7046 
of the Department's main building. In addition, a complete version of 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and the electronic 
versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.

Preliminary Determination

    In accordance with section 733(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, the 
Department calculated weighted-average dumping margins for the 
following individually investigated exporters and producers of subject 
merchandise: (1) Fondo de Empresas Expropiadas del Sector Azucarero 
(FEESA) \4\ and (2) Ingenio Tala S.A. de C.V. and certain affiliated 
companies of Grupo Azucarero Mexico S.A. de C.V. (collectively, the GAM 
Group).\5\ The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist for these individually 
investigated exporters and producers:
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    \4\ FEESA consists of the following sugar mills: Fideicomiso 
Ingenio El Modelo, Fideicomiso Ingenio San Cristobal, Fideicomiso 
Ingenio Plan De San Luis, Fideicomiso Ingenio San Miguelito, 
Fideicomiso Ingenio La Providencia, Fideicomiso Ingenio Atencingo, 
Fideicomiso Ingenio Casasano, Fideicomiso Ingenio El Potrero, and 
Fideicomiso Ingenio Emiliano Zapata. See id.
    \5\ GAM Group consists of the following sugar mills: Ingenio 
Tala S.A. de C.V.; Ingenio El Dorado S.A. de C.V.; and Ingenio 
Lazaro Cardenas S.A. de C.V. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

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                                                                average
                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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FEESA.......................................................       39.54
Ingenio Tala S.A. de C.V. and certain affiliated sugar mills       47.26
 of Grupo Azucarero Mexico S.A. de C.V. (collectively, the
 GAM Group).................................................
All-Others..................................................       40.76
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    Consistent with sections 733(d)(1)(A)(ii) and 735(c)(5) of the Act, 
the Department also calculated an estimated all-others rate for all 
exporters or producers not individually investigated. Section 
735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated ``all-others'' rate 
shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and 
producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de minimis 
margins, and any margins determined entirely under section 776 of the 
Act. Therefore, because the weighted-average dumping margins for FEESA 
and the GAM Group are not zero, de minimis, or determined entirely 
under section 776 of the Act, the Department has estimated the ``all-
others'' rate in this preliminary determination by weight-averaging the 
weighted-average dumping margins calculated for FEESA and the GAM 
Group.

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, the Department intends 
to verify the information submitted by FEESA and the GAM Group prior to 
making a final determination in this investigation.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b), the Department intends to 
disclose the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary 
determination within five days of its public announcement. Interested 
parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs, as well as request a 
hearing.\6\ For a schedule of the deadlines for filing case briefs, 
rebuttal briefs, and hearing requests, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)-(d), 19 CFR 351.310(c); see also 19 
CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d)(2)(A) of the Act, we are 
directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend 
liquidation of all entries of subject merchandise that are entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
    Pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), 
we will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit \7\ equal to the 
weighted-average amount by which NV exceeds EP, as indicated in the 
chart above, as follows: (1) The rate for FEESA, when adjusted for 
export subsidies, is 39.36 percent; (2) the rate for the GAM Group, 
when adjusted for export subsidies, is 47.09 percent; (3) if the 
exporter is not a firm identified in this investigation, but the 
producer is, then the rate will be the rate established for the 
producer of the subject merchandise; (4) the rate for all

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other producers or exporters, when adjusted for export subsidies, will 
be 40.58 percent. These suspension of liquidation instructions will 
remain in effect until further notice.
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    \7\ See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of 
Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 
(October 3, 2011).
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Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    Pursuant to a request from FEESA and the GAM Group,\8\ we are 
postponing the final determination. Accordingly, we intend to make our 
final determination no later than 135 days after the date of 
publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register, 
pursuant to section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act.\9\ Furthermore, FEESA and 
the GAM Group requested to extend the application of the provisional 
measures, as prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a six-month period.\10\ The 
suspension of liquidation described above will be extended 
accordingly.\11\
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    \8\ See Letter from FEESA and GAM Group, ``Sugar from Mexico--
Request for Postponement of Final Determination,'' October 16, 2014.
    \9\ See also 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(1)-(2).
    \10\ See Letter from FEESA and GAM Group, ``Sugar from Mexico--
Request for Postponement of Final Determination,'' October 16, 2014.
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2).
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U.S. International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) of our determination. For a 
discussion concerning the information that the Department will make 
available to the ITC and the statutory deadlines regarding a final 
determination to be issued by the ITC, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: October 24, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I--Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is sugar derived from 
sugar cane or sugar beets. Sucrose gives sugar its essential 
character. Sucrose is a nonreducing disaccharide composed of glucose 
and fructose linked via their anomeric carbons. The molecular 
formula for sucrose is C12H22011, 
the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) 
International Chemical Identifier (InChI) for sucrose is 1S/
C12H22O11/c13-l-4-6(16)8(18)9(19)11(21-4)23-12(3-15)10(20)7(17)5(2-
14)22-12/h4-11,13-20H,1-3H2/t4-,5-,6-,7-,8+,9-,10+,11-,12+/m1/s1, 
the InChI Key for sucrose is CZMRCDWAGMRECN-UGDNZRGBSA-N, the U.S. 
National Institutes of Health PubChem Compound Identifier (CID) for 
sucrose is 5988, and the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Number of 
sucrose is 57-50-1.
    Sugar within the scope of this investigation includes raw sugar 
(sugar with a sucrose content by weight in a dry state that 
corresponds to a polarimeter reading of less than 99.5 degrees) and 
estandar or standard sugar which is sometimes referred to as ``high 
polarity'' or ``semi-refined'' sugar (sugar with a sucrose content 
by weight in a dry state that corresponds to a polarimeter reading 
of 99.2 to 99.6 degrees). Sugar within the scope of this 
investigation includes refined sugar with a sucrose content by 
weight in a dry state that corresponds to a polarimeter reading of 
at least 99.9 degrees. Sugar within the scope of this investigation 
includes brown sugar, liquid sugar (sugar dissolved in water), 
organic raw sugar and organic refined sugar.
    Inedible molasses is not within the scope of this investigation. 
Specialty sugars, e.g., rock candy, fondant, sugar decorations, are 
not within the scope of this investigation. Processed food products 
that contain sugar, e.g., beverages, candy, cereals, are not within 
the scope of this investigation.
    Merchandise covered by this investigation is typically imported 
under the following headings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS): 1701.12.1000, 1701.12.5000, 1701.13.1000, 
1701.13.5000, 1701.14.1000, 1701.14.5000, 1701.91.1000, 
1701.91.3000, 1701.99.1025, 1701.99.1050, 1701.99.5025, 
1701.99.5050, and 1702.90.4000. The tariff classification is 
provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written 
description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Investigation
IV. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures
V. Scope of the Investigation
VI. Scope Comments
VII. Respondent Selection
VIII. Affiliation and Collapsing
    A. Legal Standard
    B. FEESA
    C. The GAM Group
IX. Discussion of Methodology
    A. Fair Value Comparisons
    B. Product Comparisons
    C. Determination of Comparison Method
    D. Export Price
    E. Normal Value
    F. Date of Sale
    G. Currency Conversion
X. U.S. International Trade Commission Notification
XI. Disclosure and Public Comment
XII. Verification
XIII. Conclusion

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