Chloropicrin From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 47467 [2015-19480]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 152 / Friday, August 7, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–002] Chloropicrin From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 1, 2015, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on chloropicrin from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) 1 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). Based on the notice of intent to participate and adequate response filed by the domestic interested parties, and the lack of response from any respondent interested party, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the Order pursuant. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective date: August 7, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Howard Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On April 1, 2015, the Department initiated a sunset review of the order on chloropicrin from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.2 On April 15, 2015, the Department received a timely notice of intent to participate in the sunset review from Ashta Chemicals, Inc. (‘‘Ashta’’), Niklor Chemical Company, Inc. (‘‘Niklor’’), and Trinity Manufacturing, Inc. (‘‘Trinity’’), domestic interested parties, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). On May 1, 2015, Ashta, Niklor, and Trinity filed a timely substantive response with the Department pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i) . The Department did not receive a substantive response from 1 See Antidumping Duty Order; Chloropicrin from the People’s Republic of China, 49 FR 10691 (March 22, 1984) (‘‘Order’’). 2 See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 80 FR 17388 (April 1, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Aug 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the Order. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty order is chloropicrin, also known as trichloronitromethane. A major use of the product is as a preplant soil fumigant (pesticide). Such merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule (‘‘HTS’’) item number 2904.90.50.05.3 The HTS item number is provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description remains dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Chloropicrin from the People’s Republic of China’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’). The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Order were to be revoked. Parties may find a complete discussion of all issues raised in the review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Services System (‘‘ACCESS’’). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum is available directly on the Web at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to Section 752(c)(3) of the Act, the Department determines that revocation of the Order would be likely 3 In 2004, a new HTS category was developed and identified specifically for imports of chloropicrin, i.e., 2904.90.50.05. Previously, the HTS category that included chloropicrin was 2904.90.50. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47467 to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted average margins up to 58.00 percent. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as the only 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. Timely notification of the return or 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. We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: July 29, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–19480 Filed 8–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–818] Certain Pasta From Italy: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta (pasta) from Italy,1 covering the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. The initiation of the instant review 2 covered six companies, and we have partially rescinded the review with respect to two companies, as discussed below.3 Thus, this review covers four companies: The mandatory respondents, La Molisana S.p.A. (La Molisana) and AGENCY: 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Pasta from Italy, 61 FR 38547 (July 24, 1996). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 79 FR 51548 (August 29, 2014) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 80 FR 4541 (January 28, 2015) (Partial Rescission). E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-002]


Chloropicrin From the People's Republic of China: Final Results 
of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: On April 1, 2015, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order 
on chloropicrin from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') \1\ 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the 
Act''). Based on the notice of intent to participate and adequate 
response filed by the domestic interested parties, and the lack of 
response from any respondent interested party, the Department conducted 
an expedited sunset review of the Order pursuant. As a result of this 
sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the Order would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels 
indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review''' section of this 
notice.
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order; Chloropicrin from the People's 
Republic of China, 49 FR 10691 (March 22, 1984) (``Order'').

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DATES: Effective date: August 7, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Howard Smith, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
5193.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 1, 2015, the Department initiated a sunset review of the 
order on chloropicrin from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Act.\2\ On April 15, 2015, the Department received a timely notice of 
intent to participate in the sunset review from Ashta Chemicals, Inc. 
(``Ashta''), Niklor Chemical Company, Inc. (``Niklor''), and Trinity 
Manufacturing, Inc. (``Trinity''), domestic interested parties, 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). On May 1, 2015, Ashta, Niklor, and 
Trinity filed a timely substantive response with the Department 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i) . The Department did not receive a 
substantive response from any respondent interested party. As a result, 
pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited sunset 
review of the Order.
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    \2\ See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Review, 80 FR 17388 
(April 1, 2015).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty order is 
chloropicrin, also known as trichloronitromethane. A major use of the 
product is as a pre-plant soil fumigant (pesticide). Such merchandise 
is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule (``HTS'') 
item number 2904.90.50.05.\3\ The HTS item number is provided for 
convenience and customs purposes. The written description remains 
dispositive.
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    \3\ In 2004, a new HTS category was developed and identified 
specifically for imports of chloropicrin, i.e., 2904.90.50.05. 
Previously, the HTS category that included chloropicrin was 
2904.90.50.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the 
``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Chloropicrin from the People's Republic of 
China'' from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently 
with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (``Decision Memorandum''). The 
issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins 
likely to prevail if the Order were to be revoked. Parties may find a 
complete discussion of all issues raised in the review and the 
corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on 
file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Services System 
(``ACCESS''). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central Records 
Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum is available 
directly on the Web at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The 
signed Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to Section 752(c)(3) of the Act, the Department determines 
that revocation of the Order would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping at weighted average margins up to 58.00 percent.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as the only 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. Timely 
notification of the return or 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.
    We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.218.

    Dated: July 29, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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