Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Second Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amended Antidumping Duty Order, 487-488 [2014-30957]

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We are amending our First Amended Final Determination to AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 488 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 3 / Tuesday, January 6, 2015 / Notices correct a ministerial error and amending the order to reflect the rates in the second amended final determination.1 DATES: Effective Date: January 6, 2015. 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 September 29, 2014, the Department published the final determination of sales at less than fair value in the antidumping duty investigation of monosodium glutamate (‘‘MSG’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’).2 On November 26, 2014, the Department published its First Amended Final Determination in response to ministerial error allegations filed by Ajinomoto North America Inc. (‘‘Petitioner’’), the petitioner in this investigation, and Langfang Meihua BioTechnology Co., Ltd., Tongliao Meihua Biological SCI–TECH Co., Ltd., Meihua Group International Trading (Hong Kong) Limited, Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd, and Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd, Bazhou Branch (collectively, ‘‘Meihua’’, or the ‘‘Meihua Group’’).3 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b), the Department disclosed to interested parties the details of its calculations for the First Amended Final Determination on November 24, 2014. On November 25, 2014, Petitioner submitted a timely ministerial error allegation regarding the First Amended Final Determination and requested, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224, that the Department correct the alleged ministerial error. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The scope of this order covers monosodium glutamate (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 1 See Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Indonesia: Antidumping Duty Orders; and Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 79 FR 70505 (November 26, 2014) (‘‘First Amended Final Determination’’). 2 See Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and the Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 79 FR 58326 (September 29, 2014). 3 See First Amended Final Determination. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:38 Jan 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 weight. Products with which MSG may be blended include, but are not limited to, salts, sugars, starches, maltodextrins, and various seasonings. Further, MSG is included in this order regardless of physical form (including, but not limited to, in monohydrate or anhydrous form, or as substrates, solutions, dry powders of any particle size, or unfinished forms such as MSG slurry), end-use application, or packaging. MSG in monohydrate form has a molecular formula of C5H8NO4Na ¥H2O, a Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number of 6106–04–3, and a Unique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) number of W81N5U6R6U. MSG in anhydrous form has a molecular formula of C5H8NO4Na, a CAS registry number of l42–47–2, and a UNII number of C3C196L9FG. Merchandise covered by the scope of this order is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (‘‘HTS’’) of the United States at subheading 2922.42.10.00. Merchandise subject to the order may also enter under HTS subheadings 2922.42.50.00, 2103.90.72.00, 2103.90.74.00, 2103.90.78.00, 2103.90.80.00, and 2103.90.90.91. The tariff classifications, CAS registry numbers, and UNII numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope is dispositive. Amendment to the First Amended Final Determination After analyzing Petitioner’s allegation, we determine that, in accordance with section 735(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (‘‘the Act’’) and 19 CFR 351.224(e), a ministerial error was made that affects the Meihua margin calculation, the separate rates, and the PRC-wide entity rate.4 Specifically, the Department inadvertently failed to include the cost of steam in Meihua’s ancillary operations regarding its MSG production. The amended estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: 4 For a detailed discussion of the alleged ministerial error, as well as the Department’s analysis, see Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, regarding, ‘‘Second Amended Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China: Allegation of Ministerial Errors,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Exporter Producer Langfang Meihua BioTechnology Co., Ltd./ Meihua Group International Trading (Hong Kong) Limited. Tongliao Meihua Biological SCI– TECH Co., Ltd./Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd., Bazhou Branch. Fujian Province Fujian Province Jianyang Wuyi Jianyang MSG Co., Ltd.. Wuyi MSG Co., Ltd.. Neimenggu Neimenggu Fufeng BioFufeng Biotechnologies technologies Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd.. Baoji Fufeng Baoji Fufeng BiotechBiotechnologies Co., nologies Co., Ltd.. Ltd.. PRC-wide Entity .......................... Weighted-average dumping margin (percent) 21.28 percent. 21.28 percent. 21.28 percent. 21.28 percent. 40.41 percent. The PRC-wide entity includes Shandong Linghua Monosodium Glutamate Incorporated Company (Shandong Linghua), a mandatory respondent in this investigation. Cash Deposit Requirements In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to continue to suspend liquidation on all entries of MSG from the PRC. We will instruct CBP to require cash deposits at rates equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins indicated above. Accordingly, effective November 17, 2014, the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determinations, CBP will require a cash deposit at rates equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins listed above. The relevant rate for the PRC-wide entity, as applicable, applies to all exporter and producer combinations not specifically listed. These cash deposits will remain in effect until further notice. This notice constitutes the amended antidumping duty order with respect to MSG from the PRC. This second amended final determination is published in accordance with sections 735(e) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: December 30, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–30957 Filed 1–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 3 (Tuesday, January 6, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 487-488]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-30957]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-992]


Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Second 
Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Amended Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: On November 26, 2014, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published the First Amended Final Determination in the 
Federal Register. We are amending our First Amended Final Determination 
to

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correct a ministerial error and amending the order to reflect the rates 
in the second amended final determination.\1\
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    \1\ See Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of 
China, and the Republic of Indonesia: Antidumping Duty Orders; and 
Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of China: Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 79 FR 70505 
(November 26, 2014) (``First Amended Final Determination'').

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DATES: Effective Date: January 6, 2015.

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 September 29, 2014, the Department published the final 
determination of sales at less than fair value in the antidumping duty 
investigation of monosodium glutamate (``MSG'') from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC'').\2\ On November 26, 2014, the Department 
published its First Amended Final Determination in response to 
ministerial error allegations filed by Ajinomoto North America Inc. 
(``Petitioner''), the petitioner in this investigation, and Langfang 
Meihua Bio-Technology Co., Ltd., Tongliao Meihua Biological SCI-TECH 
Co., Ltd., Meihua Group International Trading (Hong Kong) Limited, 
Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd, and Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd, 
Bazhou Branch (collectively, ``Meihua'', or the ``Meihua Group'').\3\ 
In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b), the Department disclosed to 
interested parties the details of its calculations for the First 
Amended Final Determination on November 24, 2014. On November 25, 2014, 
Petitioner submitted a timely ministerial error allegation regarding 
the First Amended Final Determination and requested, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.224, that the Department correct the alleged ministerial error.
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    \2\ See Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and the 
Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 79 FR 
58326 (September 29, 2014).
    \3\ See First Amended Final Determination.
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Scope of the Order

    The scope of this order covers monosodium glutamate (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. Products with which MSG may be blended 
include, but are not limited to, salts, sugars, starches, 
maltodextrins, and various seasonings. Further, MSG is included in this 
order regardless of physical form (including, but not limited to, in 
monohydrate or anhydrous form, or as substrates, solutions, dry powders 
of any particle size, or unfinished forms such as MSG slurry), end-use 
application, or packaging.
    MSG in monohydrate form has a molecular formula of 
C5H8NO4Na -H2O, a Chemical 
Abstract Service (CAS) registry number of 6106-04-3, and a Unique 
Ingredient Identifier (UNII) number of W81N5U6R6U. MSG in anhydrous 
form has a molecular formula of 
C5H8NO4Na, a CAS registry number of 
l42-47-2, and a UNII number of C3C196L9FG.
    Merchandise covered by the scope of this order is currently 
classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (``HTS'') of the United 
States at subheading 2922.42.10.00. Merchandise subject to the order 
may also enter under HTS subheadings 2922.42.50.00, 2103.90.72.00, 
2103.90.74.00, 2103.90.78.00, 2103.90.80.00, and 2103.90.90.91. The 
tariff classifications, CAS registry numbers, and UNII numbers are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written 
description of the scope is dispositive.

Amendment to the First Amended Final Determination

    After analyzing Petitioner's allegation, we determine that, in 
accordance with section 735(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 
(``the Act'') and 19 CFR 351.224(e), a ministerial error was made that 
affects the Meihua margin calculation, the separate rates, and the PRC-
wide entity rate.\4\ Specifically, the Department inadvertently failed 
to include the cost of steam in Meihua's ancillary operations regarding 
its MSG production. The amended estimated weighted-average dumping 
margins are as follows:
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    \4\ For a detailed discussion of the alleged ministerial error, 
as well as the Department's analysis, see Memorandum to Paul 
Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from 
Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Operations, regarding, ``Second Amended 
Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of 
Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of China: Allegation 
of Ministerial Errors,'' dated concurrently with this notice.

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                                                       Weighted-average
            Exporter                   Producer         dumping margin
                                                           (percent)
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Langfang Meihua Bio-Technology    Tongliao Meihua     21.28 percent.
 Co., Ltd./Meihua Group            Biological SCI-
 International Trading (Hong       TECH Co., Ltd./
 Kong) Limited.                    Meihua Holdings
                                   Group Co., Ltd.,
                                   Bazhou Branch.
Fujian Province Jianyang Wuyi     Fujian Province     21.28 percent.
 MSG Co., Ltd..                    Jianyang Wuyi MSG
                                   Co., Ltd..
Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies  Neimenggu Fufeng    21.28 percent.
 Co., Ltd..                        Biotechnologies
                                   Co., Ltd..
Baoji Fufeng Biotechnologies      Baoji Fufeng        21.28 percent.
 Co., Ltd..                        Biotechnologies
                                   Co., Ltd..
PRC-wide Entity.................  ..................  40.41 percent.
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    The PRC-wide entity includes Shandong Linghua Monosodium Glutamate 
Incorporated Company (Shandong Linghua), a mandatory respondent in this 
investigation.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to continue to 
suspend liquidation on all entries of MSG from the PRC. We will 
instruct CBP to require cash deposits at rates equal to the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margins indicated above. Accordingly, 
effective November 17, 2014, the date of publication of the ITC's final 
affirmative injury determinations, CBP will require a cash deposit at 
rates equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins listed 
above. The relevant rate for the PRC-wide entity, as applicable, 
applies to all exporter and producer combinations not specifically 
listed. These cash deposits will remain in effect until further notice.
    This notice constitutes the amended antidumping duty order with 
respect to MSG from the PRC. This second amended final determination is 
published in accordance with sections 735(e) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: December 30, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-30957 Filed 1-5-15; 8:45 am]
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