Potassium Permanganate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013, 7413-7415 [2015-02724]

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[FR Doc. 2015–02736 Filed 2–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [FR Doc. 2015–02734 Filed 2–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [A–570–001] Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–6–2015] rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 27; Boston, Massachusetts; Application for Subzone Spectro Coating Corporation d/b/a Claremont Flock, LLC; Leominster, Massachusetts An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Massachusetts Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 27, requesting subzone status for the facility of Spectro Coating Corporation d/b/a Claremont Flock, LLC, located in Leominster, Massachusetts. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on February 3, 2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:20 Feb 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 Potassium Permanganate From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request by Pacific Accelerator Limited (‘‘PAL’’), the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on potassium permanganate from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) for the period of review (‘‘POR’’) January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. The Department has preliminarily determined that PAL had no reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the POR. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: 7413 Effective Date: February 10, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexander Montoro, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0238. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order Imports covered by the order are shipments of potassium permanganate, an inorganic chemical produced in freeflowing, technical, and pharmaceutical grades. Potassium permanganate is currently classifiable under item 2841.61.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS item number is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise remains dispositive. Background On February 28, 2014, based on a timely request for review by PAL 1, the Department initiated an administrative review of the antidumping order on potassium permanganate from the PRC.2 On March 20, 2014, the Department issued Section A, C, and D questionnaires to PAL.3 On April 24, May 16, and May 23, 2014, we received Section A, C and D questionnaire responses from PAL, respectively. On July 10, 2014, the Department issued a supplemental questionnaire asking PAL to confirm whether it had any entries of subject merchandise during the POR.4 On September 5, 2014, we extended the preliminary results to December 3, 2014.5 On November 18, 2014, we fully 1 See letter from Pacific Accelerator Limited entitled, ‘‘Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated January 30, 2014. 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 79 FR 11401 (February 28, 2014). 3 See the Department’s letter to Pacific Accelerator Limited entitled, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China: Questionnaire,’’ dated March 20, 2014 (‘‘Questionnaire’’). 4 See the Department’s letter to Pacific Accelerator Limited entitled, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China: Supplemental Section C Questionnaire,’’ dated July 10, 2014 (‘‘Section C Supplemental’’). 5 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, through James Doyle, Office Director, from Alexander Montoro, International Trade Compliance Analyst, ‘‘Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China; E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM Continued 10FEN1 7414 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 27 / Tuesday, February 10, 2015 / Notices extended the preliminary results to February 2, 2015.6 CBP based on the final results of the review.13 Preliminary Determination of No Reviewable Entries Methodology rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES PAL’s Section C response indicated that PAL made only one sale on the last day of POR, which entered the United States five months after the end of the review period. On July 17, 2014, in response to the Department’s Section C Supplemental, PAL reported having no entries during the POR, but stated that the review should proceed because it made a sale during the POR.7 Carus Corporation (‘‘Petitioner’’) submitted comments on July 24, 2014, in response to PAL’s supplemental, and stated that the review should be rescinded since there are no reviewable entries during the POR.8 On July, 28, 2014, PAL submitted comments in response to Petitioner’s July 24, 2014, submission.9 Petitioner submitted additional comments in response to PAL on July 31, 2014.10 PAL submitted a final set of comments on August 6, 2014.11 On August 5, 2014, we asked U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to conduct a query on potential shipments of subject merchandise made by PAL during the POR, in accordance with our practice. On August 13, 2014, we received the requested CBP data query information, which confirmed that PAL had no entries of the subject merchandise during the POR.12 After reviewing PAL’s submission and the CBP data, which confirms that PAL had no entries during the POR, we preliminarily determine that PAL did not have any reviewable entries during the POR. The Department finds that consistent with its practice in nonmarket economy antidumping duty cases, it is appropriate not to rescind the review in part in this circumstance but, rather, to complete the review with respect to the above named companies and issue appropriate instructions to Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of the 2013 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated September 5, 2014. 6 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, through James Doyle, Office Director, from Alexander Montoro, International Trade Compliance Analyst, ‘‘Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China; Second Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of the 2013 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated November 18, 2014. 7 See PAL’s July 17, 2014, submission at 11. 8 See Petitioner’s July 24, 2014, submission at 1. 9 See PAL’s July 28, 2014, submission. 10 See Petitioner’s July 31, 2014, submission. 11 See PAL’s August 6, 2014, submission. 12 See Memorandum to the File, from Alexander Montoro, International Trade Compliance Analyst entitled, ‘‘CBP Data Query Results,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:20 Feb 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.14 A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice in Appendix I. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’).15 ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist for the period January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013: 13 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011) (‘‘NME Reseller Policy’’). 14 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’). 15 On November 24, 2014, Enforcement and Compliance changed the name of Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’) to AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’). The Web site location was changed from http:// iaaccess.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be found at 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exporter Weighted average dumping margin Pacific Accelerator Limited ... (*) * No reviewable entries in this review. The firm does not have an individual rate or a separate rate and has never been reviewed in any other prior segment. Thus, the firm is considered part of the PRC-wide entity, which does have a rate from a prior segment of the proceeding. Public Comment and Opportunity to Request a Hearing Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review.16 Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.17 Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument (a) a statement of the issue, (b) a brief summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.18 Parties submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the Department’s electronic filing requirements. Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice.19 Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.20 The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless extended, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.21 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 16 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)–(2). 18 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 19 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 20 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 21 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). 17 See E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 27 / Tuesday, February 10, 2015 / Notices rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES days after the publication date of the final results of this review. For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results of this review, the Department will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis. Where either the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importerspecific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. The Department recently announced a refinement to its assessment practice in NME cases. Pursuant to this refinement in practice, for entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales data submitted by companies individually examined during the administrative review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the rate for the PRC-wide entity. Additionally, if the Department determines that an exporter had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter’s case number (i.e., at that exporter’s cash deposit rate) will be liquidated at the rate for the PRC-wide entity.22 The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future cash deposits of estimated duties, where applicable. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters that received a separate rate in a prior completed segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the 22 For a full discussion of this practice, see NME Reseller Policy. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:20 Feb 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 existing exporter-specific rate; (2) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity, which is 128.94 percent; 23 and (3) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: February 2, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum: 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Preliminary Finding of No Reviewable Entries 5. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–02724 Filed 2–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an InQuota Rate of Duty Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration Department of Commerce. AGENCY: 23 See Potassium Permanganate From the People’s Republic of China; Final Results of PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: 7415 Effective Date: February 10, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–3692. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (the Act) requires the Department of Commerce (the Department) to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish quarterly updates to the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Department’s quarterly update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the periods July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign governments on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. The Department will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. The Department encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Dated: February 3, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 59 FR 26625 (May 23, 1994). E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-001]


Potassium Permanganate From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: In response to a request by Pacific Accelerator Limited 
(``PAL''), the Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on 
potassium permanganate from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') 
for the period of review (``POR'') January 1, 2013, through December 
31, 2013. The Department has preliminarily determined that PAL had no 
reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the POR.

DATES: Effective Date: February 10, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexander Montoro, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0238.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Order

    Imports covered by the order are shipments of potassium 
permanganate, an inorganic chemical produced in free-flowing, 
technical, and pharmaceutical grades. Potassium permanganate is 
currently classifiable under item 2841.61.00 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS item number 
is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the merchandise remains dispositive.

Background

    On February 28, 2014, based on a timely request for review by PAL 
\1\, the Department initiated an administrative review of the 
antidumping order on potassium permanganate from the PRC.\2\ On March 
20, 2014, the Department issued Section A, C, and D questionnaires to 
PAL.\3\ On April 24, May 16, and May 23, 2014, we received Section A, C 
and D questionnaire responses from PAL, respectively. On July 10, 2014, 
the Department issued a supplemental questionnaire asking PAL to 
confirm whether it had any entries of subject merchandise during the 
POR.\4\ On September 5, 2014, we extended the preliminary results to 
December 3, 2014.\5\ On November 18, 2014, we fully

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extended the preliminary results to February 2, 2015.\6\
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    \1\ See letter from Pacific Accelerator Limited entitled, 
``Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Potassium Permanganate from the People's Republic of China,'' dated 
January 30, 2014.
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 79 FR 
11401 (February 28, 2014).
    \3\ See the Department's letter to Pacific Accelerator Limited 
entitled, ``Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Potassium 
Permanganate from the People's Republic of China: Questionnaire,'' 
dated March 20, 2014 (``Questionnaire'').
    \4\ See the Department's letter to Pacific Accelerator Limited 
entitled, ``Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Potassium 
Permanganate from the People's Republic of China: Supplemental 
Section C Questionnaire,'' dated July 10, 2014 (``Section C 
Supplemental'').
    \5\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, through James Doyle, Office Director, from Alexander 
Montoro, International Trade Compliance Analyst, ``Potassium 
Permanganate from the People's Republic of China; Extension of 
Deadline for Preliminary Results of the 2013 Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review,'' dated September 5, 2014.
    \6\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, through James Doyle, Office Director, from Alexander 
Montoro, International Trade Compliance Analyst, ``Potassium 
Permanganate from the People's Republic of China; Second Extension 
of Deadline for Preliminary Results of the 2013 Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review,'' dated November 18, 2014.
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Preliminary Determination of No Reviewable Entries

    PAL's Section C response indicated that PAL made only one sale on 
the last day of POR, which entered the United States five months after 
the end of the review period. On July 17, 2014, in response to the 
Department's Section C Supplemental, PAL reported having no entries 
during the POR, but stated that the review should proceed because it 
made a sale during the POR.\7\ Carus Corporation (``Petitioner'') 
submitted comments on July 24, 2014, in response to PAL's supplemental, 
and stated that the review should be rescinded since there are no 
reviewable entries during the POR.\8\ On July, 28, 2014, PAL submitted 
comments in response to Petitioner's July 24, 2014, submission.\9\ 
Petitioner submitted additional comments in response to PAL on July 31, 
2014.\10\ PAL submitted a final set of comments on August 6, 2014.\11\
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    \7\ See PAL's July 17, 2014, submission at 11.
    \8\ See Petitioner's July 24, 2014, submission at 1.
    \9\ See PAL's July 28, 2014, submission.
    \10\ See Petitioner's July 31, 2014, submission.
    \11\ See PAL's August 6, 2014, submission.
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    On August 5, 2014, we asked U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(``CBP'') to conduct a query on potential shipments of subject 
merchandise made by PAL during the POR, in accordance with our 
practice. On August 13, 2014, we received the requested CBP data query 
information, which confirmed that PAL had no entries of the subject 
merchandise during the POR.\12\
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    \12\ See Memorandum to the File, from Alexander Montoro, 
International Trade Compliance Analyst entitled, ``CBP Data Query 
Results,'' dated concurrently with this notice.
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    After reviewing PAL's submission and the CBP data, which confirms 
that PAL had no entries during the POR, we preliminarily determine that 
PAL did not have any reviewable entries during the POR. The Department 
finds that consistent with its practice in non-market economy 
antidumping duty cases, it is appropriate not to rescind the review in 
part in this circumstance but, rather, to complete the review with 
respect to the above named companies and issue appropriate instructions 
to CBP based on the final results of the review.\13\
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    \13\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011) (``NME 
Reseller Policy'').
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). For a 
full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\14\ A list of the topics discussed in 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice in 
Appendix I. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document 
and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (``ACCESS'').\15\ ACCESS is available to registered users at 
http://iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the 
Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \14\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
entitled ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Potassium Permanganate from 
the People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with this 
notice (``Preliminary Decision Memorandum'').
    \15\ On November 24, 2014, Enforcement and Compliance changed 
the name of Enforcement and Compliance's AD and CVD Centralized 
Electronic Service System (``IA ACCESS'') to AD and CVD Centralized 
Electronic Service System (``ACCESS''). The Web site location was 
changed from http://iaaccess.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. 
The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be 
found at 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014).
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Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period January 1, 2013, 
through December 31, 2013:

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                        Exporter                             average
                                                         dumping  margin
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Pacific Accelerator Limited............................             (*)
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* No reviewable entries in this review. The firm does not have an
  individual rate or a separate rate and has never been reviewed in any
  other prior segment. Thus, the firm is considered part of the PRC-wide
  entity, which does have a rate from a prior segment of the proceeding.

Public Comment and Opportunity to Request a Hearing

    Interested parties may submit case briefs within 30 days after the 
date of publication of these preliminary results of review.\16\ 
Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the 
case briefs, must be filed within five days after the time limit for 
filing case briefs.\17\ Parties who submit arguments are requested to 
submit with the argument (a) a statement of the issue, (b) a brief 
summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.\18\ Parties 
submitting briefs should do so pursuant to the Department's electronic 
filing requirements.
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    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)-(2).
    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
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    Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of 
publication of this notice.\19\ Hearing requests should contain the 
following information: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone 
number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to 
be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in 
the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be 
notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.\20\
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    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \20\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis 
of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication 
of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless extended, 
pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review.\21\ The Department intends to issue assessment 
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days after the publication date of the final results of this review. 
For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average dumping 
margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results of 
this review, the Department will calculate importer-specific assessment 
rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping 
calculated for the importer's examined sales and the total entered 
value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). We will 
instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review when the importer-specific assessment rate 
calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis. 
Where either the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero 
or de minimis, or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de 
minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries 
without regard to antidumping duties.
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    \21\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b).
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    The Department recently announced a refinement to its assessment 
practice in NME cases. Pursuant to this refinement in practice, for 
entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales data submitted by 
companies individually examined during the administrative review, the 
Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the rate for 
the PRC-wide entity. Additionally, if the Department determines that an 
exporter had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended 
entries that entered under that exporter's case number (i.e., at that 
exporter's cash deposit rate) will be liquidated at the rate for the 
PRC-wide entity.\22\
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    \22\ For a full discussion of this practice, see NME Reseller 
Policy.
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    The final results of this review shall be the basis for the 
assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by 
the final results of this review and for future cash deposits of 
estimated duties, where applicable.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the 
subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by 
sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or 
reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters that received a separate rate in a 
prior completed segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will 
continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (2) for all PRC 
exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be 
entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the 
PRC-wide entity, which is 128.94 percent; \23\ and (3) for all non-PRC 
exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own 
rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC 
exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter.
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    \23\ See Potassium Permanganate From the People's Republic of 
China; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 59 
FR 26625 (May 23, 1994).
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    These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect 
until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: February 2, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum:

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Scope of the Order
4. Preliminary Finding of No Reviewable Entries
5. Recommendation

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