Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Canada and the People's Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Canada and the People's Republic of China, and Continuation of the Countervailing Duty Order on the People's Republic of China, 36318-36319 [2015-15399]

Download as PDF 36318 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 121 / Wednesday, June 24, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ‘‘Regulations’’) 1 provides, in pertinent part, that ‘‘[t]he Director of the Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the export privileges of any person who has been convicted of a violation of the Export Administration Act (‘‘EAA’’), the EAR, or any order, license or authorization issued thereunder; any regulation, license, or order issued under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706); 18 U.S.C. 793, 794 or 798; section 4(b) of the Internal Security Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 783(b)), or section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778).’’ 15 CFR 766.25(a); see also Section 11(h) of the EAA, 50 U.S.C. app. § 2410(h). The denial of export privileges under this provision may be for a period of up to 10 years from the date of the conviction. 15 CFR 766.25(d); see also 50 U.S.C. app. § 2410(h). In addition, Section 750.8 of the Regulations states that the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Office of Exporter Services may revoke any Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’) licenses previously issued in which the person had an interest in at the time of his conviction. BIS has received notice of Mohammadi’s conviction for violating the IEEPA, and in accordance with Section 766.25 of the Regulations, BIS has provided notice and an opportunity for Mohammadi to make a written submission to BIS. BIS has not received a submission from Mohammadi. Based upon my review and consultations with BIS’s Office of Export Enforcement, including its Director, and the facts available to BIS, I have decided to deny Mohammadi’s export privileges under the Regulations for a period of 10 years from the date of Mohammadi’s conviction. I have also decided to revoke all licenses issued pursuant to the Act or Regulations in which Mohammadi had an interest at the time of his conviction. Accordingly, it is hereby ordered: First, from the date of this Order until June 21, 2023, Armin Shir Mohammadi, with a last known address of 22505 Rio Aliso Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630– 1 The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 CFR parts 730– 774 (2015). The Regulations issued pursuant to the Export Administration Act (50 U.S.C. app. §§ 2401– 2420 (2000)) (‘‘EAA’’). Since August 21, 2001, the EAA has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which has been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the most recent being that of August 7, 2014 (79 FR 46959 (August 11, 2014)), has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2006 & Supp. IV 2010)). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Jun 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 5514, and when acting for or on his behalf, his successors, assigns, employees, agents or representatives (the ‘‘Denied Person’’), may not, directly or indirectly, participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘item’’) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, including, but not limited to: A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, License Exception, or export control document; B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations; or C. Benefitting in any way from any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations. Second, no person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following: A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item subject to the Regulations; B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States, including financing or other support activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to the Regulations that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any item PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. Third, after notice and opportunity for comment as provided in Section 766.23 of the Regulations, any other person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to Mohammadi by ownership, control, position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business may also be made subject to the provisions of this Order in order to prevent evasion of this Order. Fourth, in accordance with Part 756 of the Regulations, Mohammadi may file an appeal of this Order with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security. The appeal must be filed within 45 days from the date of this Order and must comply with the provisions of Part 756 of the Regulations. Fifth, a copy of this Order shall be delivered to the Mohammadi. This Order shall be published in the Federal Register. Sixth, this Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until June 21, 2023. Issued this 18th day of June, 2015. Karen H. Nies-Vogel, Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 2015–15497 Filed 6–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–122–853, A–570–937, C–570–938] Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Canada and the People’s Republic of China, and Continuation of the Countervailing Duty Order on the People’s Republic of China Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determined that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Canada and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on citric acid from the PRC would likely to AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 121 / Wednesday, June 24, 2015 / Notices lead to continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsides. The International Trade Commission (ITC) also determined that revocation of these AD and CVD orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States. Therefore, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of these AD and CVD orders. DATES: Effective Date: June 24, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson (Canada AD Order), AD/CVD Operations, Office II; Krisha Hill (PRC AD Order), AD/CVD Operations, Office IV; or Elizabeth Eastwood (PRC CVD Order), 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) 482–4929, (202) 482– 4037, or (202) 482–3874, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On April 1, 2014, the Department initiated 1 and the ITC instituted 2 fiveyear (sunset) reviews of the AD orders on citric acid from Canada and the PRC, and the CVD order on citric acid from the PRC, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, the Department determined that revocation of the AD orders on citric acid from Canada and the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that revocation of the CVD order on citric acid from the PRC would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies. Therefore, the Department notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping and the subsidy rates likely to prevail should the orders be revoked, pursuant to sections 752(b) and (c) of the Act.3 On June 17, 2015, the ITC published its determinations, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on citric acid from Canada and the PRC, and the CVD order on citric acid from the PRC would likely lead to continuation or 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 79 FR 18279 (April 1, 2014). 2 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and China; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 79 FR 18311 (April 1, 2014). 3 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 45763 (August 6, 2014); and Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 79 FR 45761 (August 6, 2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Jun 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.4 Scope of the Orders The scope of the orders include all grades and granulation sizes of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate in their unblended forms, whether dry or in solution, and regardless of packaging type. The scope also includes blends of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate; as well as blends with other ingredients, such as sugar, where the unblended form(s) of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate constitute 40 percent or more, by weight, of the blend. The scope of the orders also include all forms of crude calcium citrate, including dicalcium citrate monohydrate, and tricalcium citrate tetrahydrate, which are intermediate products in the production of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate. The scope of the orders do not include calcium citrate that satisfies the standards set forth in the United States Pharmacopeia and has been mixed with a functional excipient, such as dextrose or starch, where the excipient constitutes at least 2 percent, by weight, of the product. The scope of the orders include the hydrous and anhydrous forms of citric acid, the dihydrate and anhydrous forms of sodium citrate, otherwise known as citric acid sodium salt, and the monohydrate and monopotassium forms of potassium citrate. Sodium citrate also includes both trisodium citrate and monosodium citrate, which are also known as citric acid trisodium salt and citric acid monosodium salt, respectively. Citric acid and sodium citrate are classifiable under 2918.14.0000 and 2918.15.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), respectively. Potassium citrate and crude calcium citrate are classifiable under 2918.15.5000 and 3824.90.9290 of the HTSUS, respectively. Blends that include citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate are classifiable under 3824.90.9290 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope is dispositive. 36319 recurrence of dumping or countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD orders on citric acid from Canada and the PRC and the CVD order on citric acid from the PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will continue to collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of these orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of these orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to 777(i) the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: June 17, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–15399 Filed 6–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–891] Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: June 24, 2015. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of these AD and CVD orders would likely lead to a continuation or (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof (hand trucks) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).1 The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2013, through November 30, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Hoefke, or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 4 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and China; Determination, 80 FR 34693 (June 17, 2015). 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China, 69 FR 70122 (December 2, 2004). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 121 (Wednesday, June 24, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36318-36319]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-15399]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-122-853, A-570-937, C-570-938]


Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Canada and the 
People's Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Orders 
on Canada and the People's Republic of China, and Continuation of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on the People's Republic of China

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determined that 
revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on citric acid and 
certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Canada and the People's 
Republic of China (PRC) would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping, and that revocation of the countervailing duty 
(CVD) order on citric acid from the PRC would likely to

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lead to continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsides. The 
International Trade Commission (ITC) also determined that revocation of 
these AD and CVD orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence 
of material injury to an industry in the United States. Therefore, the 
Department is publishing this notice of continuation of these AD and 
CVD orders.

DATES: Effective Date: June 24, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson (Canada AD Order), 
AD/CVD Operations, Office II; Krisha Hill (PRC AD Order), AD/CVD 
Operations, Office IV; or Elizabeth Eastwood (PRC CVD Order), 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-
4929, (202) 482-4037, or (202) 482-3874, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 1, 2014, the Department initiated \1\ and the ITC 
instituted \2\ five-year (sunset) reviews of the AD orders on citric 
acid from Canada and the PRC, and the CVD order on citric acid from the 
PRC, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, the Department 
determined that revocation of the AD orders on citric acid from Canada 
and the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of 
dumping, and that revocation of the CVD order on citric acid from the 
PRC would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of net 
countervailable subsidies. Therefore, the Department notified the ITC 
of the magnitude of the margins of dumping and the subsidy rates likely 
to prevail should the orders be revoked, pursuant to sections 752(b) 
and (c) of the Act.\3\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 79 FR 18279 
(April 1, 2014).
    \2\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and 
China; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 79 FR 18311 (April 1, 
2014).
    \3\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Canada and 
the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First 
Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 45763 (August 
6, 2014); and Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset 
Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 79 FR 45761 (August 6, 
2014).
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    On June 17, 2015, the ITC published its determinations, pursuant to 
sections 751(c)(1) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the AD 
orders on citric acid from Canada and the PRC, and the CVD order on 
citric acid from the PRC would likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States 
within a reasonably foreseeable time.\4\
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    \4\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and 
China; Determination, 80 FR 34693 (June 17, 2015).
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Scope of the Orders

    The scope of the orders include all grades and granulation sizes of 
citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate in their unblended 
forms, whether dry or in solution, and regardless of packaging type. 
The scope also includes blends of citric acid, sodium citrate, and 
potassium citrate; as well as blends with other ingredients, such as 
sugar, where the unblended form(s) of citric acid, sodium citrate, and 
potassium citrate constitute 40 percent or more, by weight, of the 
blend. The scope of the orders also include all forms of crude calcium 
citrate, including dicalcium citrate monohydrate, and tricalcium 
citrate tetrahydrate, which are intermediate products in the production 
of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate. The scope of the 
orders do not include calcium citrate that satisfies the standards set 
forth in the United States Pharmacopeia and has been mixed with a 
functional excipient, such as dextrose or starch, where the excipient 
constitutes at least 2 percent, by weight, of the product. The scope of 
the orders include the hydrous and anhydrous forms of citric acid, the 
dihydrate and anhydrous forms of sodium citrate, otherwise known as 
citric acid sodium salt, and the monohydrate and monopotassium forms of 
potassium citrate. Sodium citrate also includes both trisodium citrate 
and monosodium citrate, which are also known as citric acid trisodium 
salt and citric acid monosodium salt, respectively. Citric acid and 
sodium citrate are classifiable under 2918.14.0000 and 2918.15.1000 of 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), 
respectively. Potassium citrate and crude calcium citrate are 
classifiable under 2918.15.5000 and 3824.90.9290 of the HTSUS, 
respectively. Blends that include citric acid, sodium citrate, and 
potassium citrate are classifiable under 3824.90.9290 of the HTSUS. 
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, our written description of the scope is dispositive.

Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of these AD and CVD orders would likely lead to a 
continuation or recurrence of dumping or countervailable subsidies, and 
material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to 
sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders 
the continuation of the AD orders on citric acid from Canada and the 
PRC and the CVD order on citric acid from the PRC. U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) will continue to collect AD and CVD cash 
deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of 
subject merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of these orders will be the 
date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department 
intends to initiate the next five-year review of these orders not later 
than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of 
continuation.
    These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to 777(i) the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: June 17, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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