Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 18373-18374 [2015-07826]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / Notices Department intends to reject factual submissions if the submitting party does not comply with the applicable revised certification requirements. Notification to Interested Parties Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. On January 22, 2008, the Department published Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO Procedures, 73 FR 3634 (January 22, 2008). Parties wishing to participate in these investigations should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 702 and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: March 30, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Investigations The merchandise covered by these investigations is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin having an intrinsic viscosity of at least 0.70, but not more than 0.88, deciliters per gram. The scope includes blends of virgin PET resin and recycled PET resin containing predominantly virgin PET resin content, provided such blends meet the intrinsic viscosity requirements above. The scope includes all PET resin meeting the above specifications regardless of additives introduced in the manufacturing process. Although the merchandise covered by these investigations is not defined by its end use, it is typically used in the production of plastic bottles, in packaging for beverage, food, and manufactured products, in containers for household and automotive products, and in industrial strapping, among other applications. The merchandise subject to these investigations is properly classified under subheading 3907.60.00.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2015–07835 Filed 4–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–843] Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 14, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the Preliminary Results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty order on certain lined paper products from India.1 The Department preliminarily determined that Kokuyo Riddhi Paper Products Private Limited (Kokuyo) is the successor-in-interest to Riddhi Enterprises (Riddhi). We received comments from interested parties on the Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of these comments, for the final results, the Department continues to find that Kokuyo is the successor-in-interest to Riddhi. DATES: Effective Date: April 6, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Robinson or Eric B. Greynolds, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3797 and (202) 482–6071, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 28, 2006, the Department published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on certain lined paper from India.2 On May 14, 2014, Kokuyo requested that the Department conduct a CCR to determine whether it is the successorin-interest to Riddhi, for purposes of determining antidumping duties due as a result of the CLPP Order. On July 14, 1 See Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 79 FR 40709 (July 14, 2014) (Preliminary Results), and the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Lined Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China; Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Lined Paper Products from India, Indonesia and the People’s Republic of China; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Lined Paper Products from India and Indonesia, 71 FR 56949 (September 28, 2006) (CLPP Order). PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18373 2014, the Department published its Preliminary Results, in which it determined that Kokuyo is the successor-in-interest to Riddhi.3 The Department invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.4 On August 11, 2014, Petitioners 5 submitted their post-preliminary comments.6 On August 29, 2014, Kokuyo submitted its rebuttal comments.7 On September 5, 2014, Petitioners submitted a case brief.8 On September 18, 2014, Kokuyo submitted a rebuttal brief.9 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the CLPP Order is certain lined paper products, typically school supplies (for purposes of this scope definition, the actual use of or labeling these products as school supplies or non-school supplies is not a defining characteristic) composed of or including paper that incorporates straight horizontal and/or vertical lines on ten or more paper sheets (there shall be no minimum page requirement for looseleaf filler paper). The products are currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4811.90.9035, 4811.90.9080, 4820.30.0040, 4810.22.5044, 4811.90.9050, 4811.90.9090, 4820.10.2010, 4820.10.2020, 4820.10.2030, 4820.10.2040, 4820.10.2050, 4820.10.2060, and 4820.10.4000. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.10 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the postpreliminary and rebuttal comments, or in case and rebuttal briefs by parties to 3 See Preliminary Results, 79 FR 40709. 4 Id. 5 Petitioners are the Association of American School Paper Suppliers (AASPS) and its individual members, which consists of the following companies: ACCO Brands USA LLC, Norcom Inc., and Top Flight, Inc. See Petitioners’ letter dated June 5, 2014. 6 See Petitioners’ August 11, 2014 comments (Post-Preliminary Comments). 7 See Kokuyo’s August 29, 2014 rebuttal comments (Post-Preliminary Rebuttal). 8 See Petitioners’ September 5, 2014 Case Brief. 9 See Kokuyo’s September 18, 2014 Rebuttal Brief. 10 For a complete description of the scope of the CLPP Order, see the memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Issue and Decision Memorandum for Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Lined Paper Products from India’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with these final results. E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 18374 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / Notices this changed circumstances review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues which parties have raised, and to which we have responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached to this notice as an Appendix. The Issues and 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’’).11 ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http:// enforcement.ita.doc.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review For the Preliminary Results, the Department found that Kokuyo was the successor-in-interest to Riddhi based on evidence on the record. For these final results, the Department continues to find that the business transfer from Riddhi to Kokuyo resulted in no significant changes to management, production facilities, supplier relationships, and customers with respect to the production and sale of the subject merchandise. Thus, we determine that Kokuyo operates as essentially the same business entity as Riddhi with respect to the subject merchandise. Accordingly, the Department determines that Kokuyo is the successor-in-interest to Riddhi for the purpose of determining antidumping duty liability. tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection As a result of this determination, we find that Kokuyo should receive the cash deposit rate previously assigned to Riddhi in the most recently completed review of the antidumping duty order on certain lined paper products from 11 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 India. Consequently, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect estimated antidumping duties for all shipments of subject merchandise exported by Kokuyo and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice in the Federal Register at the current cash deposit rate for Riddhi, which is de minimis.12 This cash deposit requirement shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. 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 sanctionable violation. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216(e). Dated: March 30, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of Interested Party Comments Comment 1: Time Periods Analyzed When Conducting a Successor-in-Interest CCR Analysis Comment 2: Whether Kokuyo’s Management Structure Is Similar to That of Riddhi Comment 3: Whether Kokuyo’s Production Facilities Are Similar to Those of Riddhi Comment 4: Whether Kokuyo’s Customer Base Is the Same as Riddhi’s Comment 5: Whether Kokuyo’s Supplier Base Is the Same as Riddhi’s V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–07826 Filed 4–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and 12 See Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010–2011, 78 FR 22232 (April 15, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: American Community Survey (ACS) Methods Panel Envelope Mandatory Messaging Test. OMB Control Number: 0607–0936. Form Number(s): ACS–1, ACS–1 (Spanish), ACS CATI, ACS CAPI, ACS Internet. Type of Request: Emergency review. Number of Respondents: 24,000. Average Hours Per Response: 40 minutes. Burden Hours: 16,000. Needs and Uses: The American Community Survey collects detailed socioeconomic data from about 3.5 million households in the United States and 36,000 in Puerto Rico each year. The ACS also collects detailed socioeconomic data from about 195,000 residents living in Group Quarter (GQ) facilities. An ongoing data collection effort with an annual sample of this magnitude requires that the ACS continue research, testing and evaluations aimed at improving data quality, achieving survey cost efficiencies, and improving ACS questionnaire content and related data collection materials. The ACS Methods Panel is a research program that is designed to address and respond to issues and survey needs. One of those issues relates to respondent concerns about the tone of the mandatory message on the ACS mail materials. The outside of the envelopes that contain the instructions to respond online and the paper ACS questionnaire display the bold message, ‘‘YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW.’’ The prominent references to the mandatory participation in the ACS are concerning to many respondents. The Census Bureau developed the current presentation of the mandatory nature of participation based on previous research that identified a significant positive impact of these messages in encouraging high self-response rates and reducing the need for follow-up by phone or personal visits by Census Bureau interviewers. In order to be responsive to respondent concern with the prominence of the mandatory message on the envelopes, we are conducting the Envelope Mandatory Messaging Test. This test will measure the impact of removing the phrase ‘‘YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW’’ from the envelopes (Attachment C) used to mail the initial package (second mailing) as well as the replacement package (fourth mailing). 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 65 (Monday, April 6, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-843]


Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Notice of Final Results 
of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: On July 14, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the Preliminary Results of a changed circumstances review 
(CCR) of the antidumping duty order on certain lined paper products 
from India.\1\ The Department preliminarily determined that Kokuyo 
Riddhi Paper Products Private Limited (Kokuyo) is the successor-in-
interest to Riddhi Enterprises (Riddhi). We received comments from 
interested parties on the Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of 
these comments, for the final results, the Department continues to find 
that Kokuyo is the successor-in-interest to Riddhi.
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    \1\ See Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Initiation and 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances 
Review, 79 FR 40709 (July 14, 2014) (Preliminary Results), and the 
accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

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DATES: Effective Date: April 6, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Robinson or Eric B. Greynolds, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-3797 and (202) 482-6071, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 28, 2006, the Department published in the Federal 
Register the antidumping duty order on certain lined paper from 
India.\2\
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    \2\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value: Certain Lined Paper Products from the People's 
Republic of China; Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Lined 
Paper Products from India, Indonesia and the People's Republic of 
China; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Lined Paper 
Products from India and Indonesia, 71 FR 56949 (September 28, 2006) 
(CLPP Order).
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    On May 14, 2014, Kokuyo requested that the Department conduct a CCR 
to determine whether it is the successor-in-interest to Riddhi, for 
purposes of determining antidumping duties due as a result of the CLPP 
Order. On July 14, 2014, the Department published its Preliminary 
Results, in which it determined that Kokuyo is the successor-in-
interest to Riddhi.\3\ The Department invited interested parties to 
comment on the Preliminary Results.\4\ On August 11, 2014, Petitioners 
\5\ submitted their post-preliminary comments.\6\ On August 29, 2014, 
Kokuyo submitted its rebuttal comments.\7\ On September 5, 2014, 
Petitioners submitted a case brief.\8\ On September 18, 2014, Kokuyo 
submitted a rebuttal brief.\9\
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    \3\ See Preliminary Results, 79 FR 40709.
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ Petitioners are the Association of American School Paper 
Suppliers (AASPS) and its individual members, which consists of the 
following companies: ACCO Brands USA LLC, Norcom Inc., and Top 
Flight, Inc. See Petitioners' letter dated June 5, 2014.
    \6\ See Petitioners' August 11, 2014 comments (Post-Preliminary 
Comments).
    \7\ See Kokuyo's August 29, 2014 rebuttal comments (Post-
Preliminary Rebuttal).
    \8\ See Petitioners' September 5, 2014 Case Brief.
    \9\ See Kokuyo's September 18, 2014 Rebuttal Brief.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the CLPP Order is certain lined paper 
products, typically school supplies (for purposes of this scope 
definition, the actual use of or labeling these products as school 
supplies or non-school supplies is not a defining characteristic) 
composed of or including paper that incorporates straight horizontal 
and/or vertical lines on ten or more paper sheets (there shall be no 
minimum page requirement for looseleaf filler paper). The products are 
currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4811.90.9035, 4811.90.9080, 
4820.30.0040, 4810.22.5044, 4811.90.9050, 4811.90.9090, 4820.10.2010, 
4820.10.2020, 4820.10.2030, 4820.10.2040, 4820.10.2050, 4820.10.2060, 
and 4820.10.4000. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written product description 
remains dispositive.\10\
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    \10\ For a complete description of the scope of the CLPP Order, 
see the memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, 
``Issue and Decision Memorandum for Final Results of Changed 
Circumstances Review: Certain Lined Paper Products from India'' 
(Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with these 
final results.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the post-preliminary and rebuttal comments, or 
in case and rebuttal briefs by parties to

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this changed circumstances review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of 
the issues which parties have raised, and to which we have responded in 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached to this notice as an 
Appendix.
    The Issues and 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'').\11\ ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed directly at http://enforcement.ita.doc.gov/frn/index.html. 
The signed and electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum 
are identical in content.
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    \11\ 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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Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    For the Preliminary Results, the Department found that Kokuyo was 
the successor-in-interest to Riddhi based on evidence on the record. 
For these final results, the Department continues to find that the 
business transfer from Riddhi to Kokuyo resulted in no significant 
changes to management, production facilities, supplier relationships, 
and customers with respect to the production and sale of the subject 
merchandise. Thus, we determine that Kokuyo operates as essentially the 
same business entity as Riddhi with respect to the subject merchandise.
    Accordingly, the Department determines that Kokuyo is the 
successor-in-interest to Riddhi for the purpose of determining 
antidumping duty liability.

Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    As a result of this determination, we find that Kokuyo should 
receive the cash deposit rate previously assigned to Riddhi in the most 
recently completed review of the antidumping duty order on certain 
lined paper products from India. Consequently, the Department will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect estimated 
antidumping duties for all shipments of subject merchandise exported by 
Kokuyo and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after the publication date of this notice in the Federal Register at 
the current cash deposit rate for Riddhi, which is de minimis.\12\ This 
cash deposit requirement shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \12\ See Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Final Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011, 78 FR 22232 
(April 15, 2013).
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Notification

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. 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 sanctionable violation.
    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 
777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216(e).

    Dated: March 30, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of Interested Party Comments
Comment 1: Time Periods Analyzed When Conducting a Successor-in-
Interest CCR Analysis
Comment 2: Whether Kokuyo's Management Structure Is Similar to That 
of Riddhi
Comment 3: Whether Kokuyo's Production Facilities Are Similar to 
Those of Riddhi
Comment 4: Whether Kokuyo's Customer Base Is the Same as Riddhi's
Comment 5: Whether Kokuyo's Supplier Base Is the Same as Riddhi's
V. Recommendation

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