Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 67424-67425 [2014-26795]

Download as PDF 67424 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 219 / Thursday, November 13, 2014 / Notices APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Chlorinated Isocyanurates from China and Japan, USITC Investigation Nos. 701–TA–501 and 731–TA–1226 (Final), USITC Publication 4494 (November 2014). Dated: November 4, 2014. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are chlorinated isocyanurates. Chlorinated isocyanurates are derivatives of cyanuric acid, described as chlorinated s-triazine triones. There are three primary chemical compositions of chlorinated isocyanurates: (1) Trichloroisocyanuric acid (‘‘TCCA’’) (Cl3(NCO)3), (2) sodium dichloroisocyanurate (dihydrate) (NaCl2(NCO)3 X 2H2O), and (3) sodium dichloroisocyanurate (anhydrous) (NaCl2(NCO)3). Chlorinated isocyanurates are available in powder, granular and solid (e.g., tablet or stick) forms. Chlorinated isocyanurates are currently classifiable under subheadings 2933.69.6015, 2933.69.6021, 2933.69.6050, 3808.50.4000, 3808.94.5000, and 3808.99.9500 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). The tariff classification 2933.69.6015 covers sodium dichloroisocyanurates (anhydrous and dihydrate forms) and trichloroisocyanuric acid. The tariff classifications 2933.69.6021 and 2933.69.6050 represent basket categories that include chlorinated isocyanurates and other compounds including an unfused triazine ring. The tariff classifications 3808.50.4000, 3808.94.5000 and 3808.99.9500 cover disinfectants that include chlorinated isocyanurates. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2014–26789 Filed 11–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–991] Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (‘‘Isos’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). DATES: Effective Date: November 13, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker or Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0413 or (202) 482– 2312, respectively. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background In accordance with section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), on September 22, 2014, the Department published its final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of Isos from the PRC. See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination; 2012, 79 FR 56560 (September 22, 2014) (‘‘Final Determination’’). On November 3, 2014, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to section 705(d) of the Act that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act by reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from the PRC. See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Nov 12, 2014 Jkt 235001 Countervailing Duty Order In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(ii) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination that the industry in the United States producing Isos is threatened with material injury by reason of subsidized imports of drawn sinks from the PRC. Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this countervailing duty order. According to section 706(b)(2) of the Act, countervailing duties shall be assessed on subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination if that determination is based upon the threat of material injury. Section 706(b)(1) of the Act states, ‘‘{i}f PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Commission, in its final determination under section 705(b), finds material injury or threat of material injury which, but for the suspension of liquidation under section 703(d)(2), would have led to a finding of material injury, then entries of the merchandise subject to the countervailing duty order, the liquidation of which has been suspended under section 703(d)(2), shall be subject to the imposition of countervailing duties under section 701(a).’’ In addition, section 706(b)(2) of the Act requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to refund any cash deposits or bonds of estimated countervailing duties posted before the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative determination, if the ITC’s final determination is based on threat other than the threat described in section 706(b)(1) of the Act. Because the ITC’s final determination in this case is based on the threat of material injury and is not accompanied by a finding that injury would have resulted but for the imposition of suspension of liquidation of entries since the publication of the Department’s Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register,1 section 706(b)(2) of the Act applies. Suspension of Liquidation As a result of the ITC’s determination and in accordance with section 706(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, countervailing duties equal to the amount of the net countervailable subsidy for all relevant entries of Isos from the PRC. The Department instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation on June 24, 2014, in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. Entries of Isos from the PRC made on or after June 24, 2014, and prior to the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of countervailing duties because of the Department’s discontinuation, effective June 24, 2014, of the suspension of liquidation. In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to reinstitute suspension of liquidation, 1 See Countervailing Duty Investigation of Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination and Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Determination, 79 FR 10097 (February 24, 2014) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 219 / Thursday, November 13, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register, and to require a cash deposit for each entry of subject merchandise in an amount equal to the net countervailable subsidy rates listed below. The all others rate applies to all producers and exporters of subject merchandise not specifically listed. The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) will hold a meeting on December 17, 2014. 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. DATES: December 17, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Company Subsidy rate (EST). Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must notify Andrew Hebei Jiheng Chemicals Co., Ltd ..................................... 20.06 Bennett at the contact information below by 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd ............................. 1.55 December 10, in order to pre-register for All Others .............................. 10.81 clearance into the building. Please specify any requests for reasonable accommodation at least five business Termination of the Suspension of days in advance of the meeting. Last Liquidation minute requests will be accepted, but The Department will instruct CBP to may be impossible to fill. terminate the suspension of liquidation ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at for entries of Isos from the PRC, entered the U.S. Department of Commerce, or withdrawn from warehouse, for Room 6029, 1401 Constitution Avenue consumption prior to the publication of NW., Washington, DC 20230. the ITC’s notice of final determination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department will also instruct CBP Andrew Bennett, Office of Energy and to refund any cash deposits made and release any bonds with respect to entries Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, of Isos entered, or withdrawn from U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) warehouse, for consumption on or after 482–5235; email: Andrew.Bennett@ February 24, 2014 (i.e., the date of trade.gov. This meeting is physically publication of the Preliminary Determination), but before June 24, 2014 accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be (i.e., the date suspension of liquidation directed to OEEI at (202) 482–5235. was discontinued in accordance with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: section 703(d) of the Act). Background: The Secretary of This notice constitutes the Commerce established the RE&EEAC countervailing duty order with respect pursuant to his discretionary authority to Isos from the PRC, pursuant to and in accordance with the Federal section 706(a) of the Act. Interested Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the on July 14, 2010. The RE&EEAC was rechartered on June 12, 2014. The main Commerce Building, for copies of RE&EEAC provides the Secretary of an updated list of countervailing duty Commerce with consensus advice from orders currently in effect. the private sector on the development This order is issued and published in and administration of programs and accordance with section 706(a) of the policies to enhance the international Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). competitiveness of the U.S. renewable Dated: November 5, 2014. energy and energy efficiency industries. Ronald K. Lorentzen, During the December 17th meeting of Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement the RE&EEAC, committee members will and Compliance. discuss key objectives and the types of [FR Doc. 2014–26795 Filed 11–12–14; 8:45 am] issues they plan to address during the course of the Committee’s two-year BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P charter. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-991]


Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: 
Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC''), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on 
chlorinated isocyanurates (``Isos'') from the People's Republic of 
China (``PRC'').

DATES: Effective Date: November 13, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker or Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0413 or (202) 482-2312, respectively.

Background

    In accordance with section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (``Act''), on September 22, 2014, the Department published its 
final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided 
to producers and exporters of Isos from the PRC. See Chlorinated 
Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination; 2012, 79 FR 56560 (September 22, 
2014) (``Final Determination'').
    On November 3, 2014, the ITC notified the Department of its final 
determination pursuant to section 705(d) of the Act that an industry in 
the United States is threatened with material injury within the meaning 
of section 705(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act by reason of subsidized imports 
of subject merchandise from the PRC. See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from 
China and Japan, USITC Investigation Nos. 701-TA-501 and 731-TA-1226 
(Final), USITC Publication 4494 (November 2014).

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are chlorinated isocyanurates. 
Chlorinated isocyanurates are derivatives of cyanuric acid, described 
as chlorinated s-triazine triones. There are three primary chemical 
compositions of chlorinated isocyanurates: (1) Trichloroisocyanuric 
acid (``TCCA'') (Cl3(NCO)3), (2) sodium 
dichloroisocyanurate (dihydrate) (NaCl2(NCO)3 X 
2H2O), and (3) sodium dichloroisocyanurate (anhydrous) 
(NaCl2(NCO)3). Chlorinated isocyanurates are 
available in powder, granular and solid (e.g., tablet or stick) forms.
    Chlorinated isocyanurates are currently classifiable under 
subheadings 2933.69.6015, 2933.69.6021, 2933.69.6050, 3808.50.4000, 
3808.94.5000, and 3808.99.9500 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (``HTSUS''). The tariff classification 2933.69.6015 
covers sodium dichloroisocyanurates (anhydrous and dihydrate forms) and 
trichloroisocyanuric acid. The tariff classifications 2933.69.6021 and 
2933.69.6050 represent basket categories that include chlorinated 
isocyanurates and other compounds including an unfused triazine ring. 
The tariff classifications 3808.50.4000, 3808.94.5000 and 3808.99.9500 
cover disinfectants that include chlorinated isocyanurates. The HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The 
written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Countervailing Duty Order

    In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(ii) and 705(d) of the Act, 
the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination that the 
industry in the United States producing Isos is threatened with 
material injury by reason of subsidized imports of drawn sinks from the 
PRC. Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are 
publishing this countervailing duty order.
    According to section 706(b)(2) of the Act, countervailing duties 
shall be assessed on subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the 
ITC's notice of final determination if that determination is based upon 
the threat of material injury. Section 706(b)(1) of the Act states, 
``{i{time} f the Commission, in its final determination under section 
705(b), finds material injury or threat of material injury which, but 
for the suspension of liquidation under section 703(d)(2), would have 
led to a finding of material injury, then entries of the merchandise 
subject to the countervailing duty order, the liquidation of which has 
been suspended under section 703(d)(2), shall be subject to the 
imposition of countervailing duties under section 701(a).'' In 
addition, section 706(b)(2) of the Act requires U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (``CBP'') to refund any cash deposits or bonds of estimated 
countervailing duties posted before the date of publication of the 
ITC's final affirmative determination, if the ITC's final determination 
is based on threat other than the threat described in section 706(b)(1) 
of the Act. Because the ITC's final determination in this case is based 
on the threat of material injury and is not accompanied by a finding 
that injury would have resulted but for the imposition of suspension of 
liquidation of entries since the publication of the Department's 
Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register,\1\ section 706(b)(2) 
of the Act applies.
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    \1\ See Countervailing Duty Investigation of Chlorinated 
Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary 
Determination and Alignment of Final Determination with Final 
Antidumping Determination, 79 FR 10097 (February 24, 2014) 
(``Preliminary Determination'').
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Suspension of Liquidation

    As a result of the ITC's determination and in accordance with 
section 706(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to assess, 
upon further instruction by the Department, countervailing duties equal 
to the amount of the net countervailable subsidy for all relevant 
entries of Isos from the PRC. The Department instructed CBP to 
discontinue the suspension of liquidation on June 24, 2014, in 
accordance with section 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) states that 
the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination 
may not remain in effect for more than four months. Entries of Isos 
from the PRC made on or after June 24, 2014, and prior to the date of 
publication of the ITC's final determination in the Federal Register 
are not liable for the assessment of countervailing duties because of 
the Department's discontinuation, effective June 24, 2014, of the 
suspension of liquidation.
    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will 
direct CBP to reinstitute suspension of liquidation,

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effective on the date of publication of the ITC's notice of final 
determination in the Federal Register, and to require a cash deposit 
for each entry of subject merchandise in an amount equal to the net 
countervailable subsidy rates listed below. The all others rate applies 
to all producers and exporters of subject merchandise not specifically 
listed.

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                         Company                           Subsidy rate
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Hebei Jiheng Chemicals Co., Ltd.........................           20.06
Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd.....................            1.55
All Others..............................................           10.81
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Termination of the Suspension of Liquidation

    The Department will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation for entries of Isos from the PRC, entered or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption prior to the publication of the ITC's notice 
of final determination. The Department will also instruct CBP to refund 
any cash deposits made and release any bonds with respect to entries of 
Isos entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
February 24, 2014 (i.e., the date of publication of the Preliminary 
Determination), but before June 24, 2014 (i.e., the date suspension of 
liquidation was discontinued in accordance with section 703(d) of the 
Act).
    This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect 
to Isos from the PRC, pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested 
parties may contact the Department's Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of 
the main Commerce Building, for copies of an updated list of 
countervailing duty orders currently in effect.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with section 
706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: November 5, 2014.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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