Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Rescission, in Part, of 2013 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 1017-1018 [2015-00113]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 5 / Thursday, January 8, 2015 / Notices 1017 The weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Weighted-Average dumping margin 8 (percent) Exporter Producer Rizhao Steel Wire Co., Ltd. ..................................................... Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. .......................... Jiangsu Shagang International Trade Co., Ltd. ...................... Jiangsu Shagang International Trade Co., Ltd. ...................... Jiangsu Shagang International Trade Co., Ltd. ...................... Jiangsu Shagang International Trade Co., Ltd. ...................... Jiangsu Shagang International Trade Co., Ltd. ...................... Jiangsu Shagang International Trade Co., Ltd. ...................... PRC-wide Entity* ..................................................................... Rizhao Steel Wire Co., Ltd. .................................................... Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. .......................... Zhangjiagang Shajing Steel Co., Ltd. ..................................... Zhangjiagang Runzhong Steel Co., Ltd. ................................. Zhangjiagang Hongxing Gaoxian Co., Ltd. ............................. Zhangjiagang Rongsheng Steel-Making Co., Ltd. .................. Jiangsu Runzhong High-Tech Co., Ltd. .................................. Zhangjiagang Hongchang Gaoxian Co., Ltd. .......................... .................................................................................................. 106.19 106.19 106.19 106.19 106.19 106.19 106.19 106.19 110.25 * The PRC-wide entity includes, among other companies, Benxi Beiying Iron and Steel Group Imp. and Exp. Corp. Ltd.,9 Tangshan Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd., Angang Group International Trade Corporation, Qingdao Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Yonggang Group Co. Ltd., and Baotou Steel International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd.10 Critical Circumstances With regard to the ITC’s negative critical circumstances determination on imports of steel wire rod from the PRC, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension and refund any cash deposits made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of subject merchandise entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 10, 2014 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination), but before September 8, 2014, (i.e., the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination). Notification to Interested Parties tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to steel wire rod from the PRC pursuant to section 736(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 antidumping duty orders currently in effect. 8 As explained in the Final Determination, the estimated weighted average dumping margin for the separate companies and the PRC-wide Entity will be adjusted for export subsidies. See Final Determination, 79 FR at 68861. As a result of the adjustment for export subsidies, the cash deposit rate for the separate rate companies will be 93.18 percent and 97.24 percent for the PRC-wide entity. For information regarding these export subsidies, see CVD Final Determination and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at 9–10 and Attachment entitled ‘‘Description of Programs.’’ 9 For the reasons explained in the Preliminary Determination, the Department finds it appropriate to consider Bei Tai Iron and Steel Group Imp. and Exp. (Dalian) Co., Ltd. a part of Benxi Beiying Iron and Steel Group Imp. and Exp. Corp. Ltd. See Preliminary Determination, and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 9. 10 For the reasons explained in the Preliminary Determination, the Department did not find these companies eligible for a separate rate. See Preliminary Determination, and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 8–11. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Jan 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211. Dated: January 2, 2015. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–00096 Filed 1–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–938] Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission, in Part, of 2013 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: January 8, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3874. AGENCY: Background On May 29, 2009, the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register the countervailing duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts, from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).1 On May 1, 2014, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order 1 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 25705 (May 29, 2009). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on citric acid and certain citrate salts covering the period January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.2 The Department received a timely request for a countervailing duty administrative review from RZBC Co. Ltd., RZBC Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd., and RZBC (Juxian) Co., Ltd. (collectively, ‘‘RZBC’’). Additionally, the Department received a timely request for review from the petitioners 3 for the following companies: (1) Changsha Huir Biological-Tech Co., Ltd. (Changsha Huir); (2) Huangshi Xinghua Biochemical Co., Ltd. (Huangshi Xinghua); (3) Hunan Dongting Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Hunan Dongting); (4) Jiali Bio Group (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. (Jiali Bio Group); (5) Juxian Hongde Citric Acid Co., Ltd. (Juxian Hongde); (6) Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co. Ltd. (Laiwu Taihe); (7) Lianyungang Debang Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. (Lianyungang Debang); (8) Lianyungang Dongtai Food Ingredients Co., Ltd. (Lianyungang Dongtai); (9) Lianyungang Hengsheng Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. (Lianyungang Hengsheng); (10) Lianyungang Yunbo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Lianyungang Yunbo); (11) Lianyungang Zhengrong Food Additive Factory (Lianyungang Zhengrong); (12) Nantong Feiyu Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. (Nantong Feiyu); (13) Ningxiang Xinyang Chemical Co., Ltd. (Ningxiang Xingyang); (14) Penglai Marine Bio-Tech Co., Ltd. (Penglai Marine Bio-Tech); (15) Qingdao Fuso Refining & Processing Co., Ltd. (Qingdao Fuso); (16) Reephos Chemical Co., Ltd. (Reephos Chemical); (17) Rugao Jiangbei Additive Co., Ltd. 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 79 FR 24670 (May 1, 2014). 3 The petitioners in this administrative review are the Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC. E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 1018 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 5 / Thursday, January 8, 2015 / Notices (Rugao Jiangbei); (18) RZBC Group Shareholding Co., Ltd. (RZBC Group) and RZBC; (19) Shandong Hongshide Chemical Co., Ltd. (Shandong Hongshide); (20) Shandong TTCA Biochemistry Co., Ltd. (Shandong TTCA); (21) Shihezi City Changyum Biochemical Co., Ltd. (Shihezi City Changyum); (22) Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd. (Weifang Ensign); (23) Wuhan Shuangfeng Citric Acid Co., Ltd. (Wuhan Shuangfeng); (24) Yixing Union Biochemical Co., Ltd. (Yixing Union); (25) Yixing Zhenfen Medical Chemical Co., Ltd. (Yixing Zhenfen); and (26) Yunnan No. 2 Fuel Factory (Yunnan Fuel). On June 27, 2014, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of administrative review with respect to these companies.4 On July 14, 2014, RZBC withdrew their request for an administrative review. In addition, on August 6, 2014, the petitioners withdrew their request for an administrative review for all of the above-listed companies except Laiwu Taihe. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Rescission, In Part Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The petitioners’ and RZBC’s withdrawal of their requests were submitted within the 90-day period and, thus, are timely. Because the petitioners’ and RZBC’s withdrawal of their requests for review are timely and because no other party requested a review of these companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this administrative review, in part, with respect to the following companies: Changsha Huir, Huangshi Xinghua, Hunan Dongting, Jiali Bio Group, Juxian Hongde, Lianyungang Debang, Lianyungang Dongtai, Lianyungang Hengsheng, Lianyungang Yunbo, Lianyungang Zhengrong, Nantong Feiyu, Ningxiang Xinyang, Penglai Marine Bio-Tech, Qingdao Fuso, Reephos Chemical, Rugao Jiangbei, RZBC Group and RZBC, Shandong Hongshide, Shandong TTCA, Shihezi City Changyum, Weifang Ensign, Wuhan Shuangfeng, Yixing Union, Yixing Zhenfen, and Yunnan 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 79 FR 36462 (June 27, 2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Jan 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 Fuel. The administrative review will continue with respect to Laiwu Taihe. Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, during the period January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751 and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: January 5, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2015–00113 Filed 1–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–013] Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty (CVD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (steel wire rod) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Also, as explained in this notice, the Department is amending its final determination to correct an error with respect to the identification of an affiliate of one of the respondents. DATES: Effective Date: January 8, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Trainor or Reza Karamloo, Office II, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4007 and (202) 482–4470, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 19, 2014, the Department published its final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of steel wire rod from the PRC.1 On January 2, 2015, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reasons of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from the PRC.2 The ITC also determined that critical circumstances do not exist.3 Scope of the Order The scope of this order covers certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately circular cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted physical characteristics and meeting the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) definitions for (a) stainless steel; (b) tool steel; (c) high nickel steel; (d) ball bearing steel; or (e) concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products 1 See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 79 FR 68858 (November 19, 2014) (Final Determination). 2 See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People’s Republic of China, Investigation Nos. 701–TA–512 and 731–TA–1248 (Final), USITC Publication 4509, December 2014. 3 Id. E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 5 (Thursday, January 8, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1017-1018]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-938]


Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's Republic 
of China: Rescission, in Part, of 2013 Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review

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

DATES: Effective Date: January 8, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3874.

Background

    On May 29, 2009, the Department of Commerce (Department) published 
in the Federal Register the countervailing duty order on citric acid 
and certain citrate salts, from the People's Republic of China 
(PRC).\1\ On May 1, 2014, the Department published a notice of 
opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing 
duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts covering the period 
January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.\2\ The Department received 
a timely request for a countervailing duty administrative review from 
RZBC Co. Ltd., RZBC Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd., and RZBC (Juxian) Co., Ltd. 
(collectively, ``RZBC''). Additionally, the Department received a 
timely request for review from the petitioners \3\ for the following 
companies: (1) Changsha Huir Biological-Tech Co., Ltd. (Changsha Huir); 
(2) Huangshi Xinghua Biochemical Co., Ltd. (Huangshi Xinghua); (3) 
Hunan Dongting Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Hunan Dongting); (4) Jiali Bio 
Group (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. (Jiali Bio Group); (5) Juxian Hongde Citric 
Acid Co., Ltd. (Juxian Hongde); (6) Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co. Ltd. 
(Laiwu Taihe); (7) Lianyungang Debang Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. 
(Lianyungang Debang); (8) Lianyungang Dongtai Food Ingredients Co., 
Ltd. (Lianyungang Dongtai); (9) Lianyungang Hengsheng Fine Chemical 
Co., Ltd. (Lianyungang Hengsheng); (10) Lianyungang Yunbo Chemical Co., 
Ltd. (Lianyungang Yunbo); (11) Lianyungang Zhengrong Food Additive 
Factory (Lianyungang Zhengrong); (12) Nantong Feiyu Fine Chemical Co., 
Ltd. (Nantong Feiyu); (13) Ningxiang Xinyang Chemical Co., Ltd. 
(Ningxiang Xingyang); (14) Penglai Marine Bio-Tech Co., Ltd. (Penglai 
Marine Bio-Tech); (15) Qingdao Fuso Refining & Processing Co., Ltd. 
(Qingdao Fuso); (16) Reephos Chemical Co., Ltd. (Reephos Chemical); 
(17) Rugao Jiangbei Additive Co., Ltd.

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(Rugao Jiangbei); (18) RZBC Group Shareholding Co., Ltd. (RZBC Group) 
and RZBC; (19) Shandong Hongshide Chemical Co., Ltd. (Shandong 
Hongshide); (20) Shandong TTCA Biochemistry Co., Ltd. (Shandong TTCA); 
(21) Shihezi City Changyum Biochemical Co., Ltd. (Shihezi City 
Changyum); (22) Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd. (Weifang Ensign); 
(23) Wuhan Shuangfeng Citric Acid Co., Ltd. (Wuhan Shuangfeng); (24) 
Yixing Union Biochemical Co., Ltd. (Yixing Union); (25) Yixing Zhenfen 
Medical Chemical Co., Ltd. (Yixing Zhenfen); and (26) Yunnan No. 2 Fuel 
Factory (Yunnan Fuel).
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    \1\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's 
Republic of China: Notice of Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 25705 
(May 29, 2009).
    \2\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative 
Review, 79 FR 24670 (May 1, 2014).
    \3\ The petitioners in this administrative review are the Archer 
Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle 
Ingredients Americas LLC.
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    On June 27, 2014, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department published in the 
Federal Register a notice of initiation of administrative review with 
respect to these companies.\4\ On July 14, 2014, RZBC withdrew their 
request for an administrative review. In addition, on August 6, 2014, 
the petitioners withdrew their request for an administrative review for 
all of the above-listed companies except Laiwu Taihe.
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    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 79 FR 36462 (June 27, 2014).
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Rescission, In Part

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested 
the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The 
petitioners' and RZBC's withdrawal of their requests were submitted 
within the 90-day period and, thus, are timely. Because the 
petitioners' and RZBC's withdrawal of their requests for review are 
timely and because no other party requested a review of these 
companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding 
this administrative review, in part, with respect to the following 
companies: Changsha Huir, Huangshi Xinghua, Hunan Dongting, Jiali Bio 
Group, Juxian Hongde, Lianyungang Debang, Lianyungang Dongtai, 
Lianyungang Hengsheng, Lianyungang Yunbo, Lianyungang Zhengrong, 
Nantong Feiyu, Ningxiang Xinyang, Penglai Marine Bio-Tech, Qingdao 
Fuso, Reephos Chemical, Rugao Jiangbei, RZBC Group and RZBC, Shandong 
Hongshide, Shandong TTCA, Shihezi City Changyum, Weifang Ensign, Wuhan 
Shuangfeng, Yixing Union, Yixing Zhenfen, and Yunnan Fuel. The 
administrative review will continue with respect to Laiwu Taihe.

Assessment

    The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. For 
the companies for which this review is rescinded, countervailing duties 
shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated 
countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from 
warehouse, for consumption, during the period January 1, 2013, through 
December 31, 2013, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The 
Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 
15 days after publication of this notice.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues 
to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the 
proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of 
APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby 
requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO 
is a violation which is subject to sanction.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751 
and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: January 5, 2015.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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