Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 60121-60122 [2015-25303]

Download as PDF 60121 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 192 / Monday, October 5, 2015 / Notices or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy rate likely to prevail if the CVD Order were revoked. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the CVD Order on steel grating from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a net countervailable subsidy at the rates listed below: Manufacturers/ Exporters/ Producers Net countervailable subsidy (percent) 62.46 62.46 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order 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 orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. The Department is issuing and publishing these final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: September 28, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–25296 Filed 10–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [C–570–963] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Effective Date: October 5, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, Office VII, AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–5255. Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order AGENCY: Jkt 238001 Background On July 22, 2010, the Department published the CVD order on Salts from the PRC.1 On June 1, 2015, the Department published a notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the CVD Order on Salts from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On June 11, 2015, ICL Performance Products, LP and Prayon, Inc. (collectively, Petitioners) filed a notice of intent to participate in the review.3 Petitioners claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as domestic producers of the domestic like product.4 The Department received an adequate substantive response from the domestic industry within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive a response from the Government of the People’s Republic of China (GOC) or any respondent interested party to the proceeding. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(l)(ii)(B)(2) and (C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of this CVD Order on Salts. Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 42682 (July 22, 2010) (CVD Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year ‘‘Sunset’’ Reviews, 80 FR 31012 (June 1, 2015). 3 See Letter to the Department, ‘‘Potassium Phosphate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Intent to Participate and APO application,’’ dated June 11, 2015. 4 On July 1, 2015, ICL Performance Products, LP and Prayon, Inc. both claimed to be domestic producers of phosphate salts. See Letter to the Department, ‘‘Potassium Phosphate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation of Five Year (First Sunset) Review of the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders,’’ dated July 1, 2015, (Petitioners’ Substantive Response). Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this CVD Order is Salts. Imports of merchandise included within the scope of this order are currently classifiable under subheadings 2835.24.0000 and 2835.39.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice, provides a full description of the scope of the order.5 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). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy rate likely to prevail if the CVD Order were revoked. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the CVD Order on Salts from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a net countervailable subsidy at the rates listed below: Manufacturers/ exporters/ producers 1 See International Trade Administration 18:34 Oct 02, 2015 DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ningbo Jiulong Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd ..... All Others .............................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 on potassium phosphate salts (Salts) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Lianyungang Mupro Import Export Co Ltd .................... Mianyang Aostar Phosphate Chemical Industry Co. Ltd Shifang Anda Chemicals Co. Ltd ..................................... All Others .............................. Net countervailable subsidy (percent) 109.11 109.11 109.11 109.11 5 See Department Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Potassium Phosphate Salts from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 60122 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 192 / Monday, October 5, 2015 / Notices Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order 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 orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. The Department is issuing and publishing these final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 28, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–25303 Filed 10–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–962] Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 1, 2015, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published the notice of initiation of the first five-year (‘‘sunset’’) review of the antidumping duty order on certain potassium phosphate salts (‘‘salts’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’).1 As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on salts from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail is indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective date: October 5, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katie Marksberry or Ryan Mullen, AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7906 or (202) 482– 5260, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background As noted above, on June 1, 2015, the Department published the initiation of the first sunset review of salts from the PRC.2 On June 11, 2015, ICL Performance Products, LP and Prayon, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’) timely notified the Department of their intent to participate within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i), claiming domestic interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act.3 On July 1, 2015, the Department received an adequate substantive response from Petitioners within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 We received no responses from respondent interested parties. As a result, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the order, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). Scope of the Order The phosphate salts covered by the scope of the order include anhydrous Dipotassium Phosphate (DKP) and Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate (TKPP), whether anhydrous or in solution (collectively ‘‘phosphate salts’’). TKPP, also known as normal potassium pyrophosphate, Diphosphoric acid or Tetrapotassium salt, is a potassium salt with the formula K4P2O7. The CAS registry number for TKPP is 7320–34–5. TKPP is typically 18.7 percent phosphorus and 47.3 percent potassium. It is generally greater than or equal to 43.0 percent P2O5 content. TKPP is classified under heading 2835.39.1000, HTSUS. DKP, also known as Dipotassium salt, Dipotassium hydrogen orthophosphate or Potassium phosphate, dibasic, has a chemical formula of K2HPO4. The CAS registry number for DKP is 7758–11–4. DKP is typically 17.8 percent phosphorus, 44.8 percent potassium and 40 percent P2O5 content. DKP is classified under heading 2835.24.0000 HTSUS. The products covered by this order include the foregoing phosphate salts in all grades, whether food grade or technical grade. The products covered by this order also include anhydrous DKP without regard to the physical form, whether crushed, granule, powder 2 Id. 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 80 FR 31012 (June 1, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Oct 02, 2015 Jkt 238001 3 See 4 See PO 00000 Petitioners’ June 11, 2015, submission. Petitioners’ July 1, 2015, submission. Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or fines. Also covered are all forms of TKPP, whether crushed, granule, powder, fines or solution. For purposes of the order, the narrative description is dispositive, and not the tariff heading, American Chemical Society, CAS registry number or CAS name, or the specific percentage chemical composition identified above. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 The issues discussed in the Issues and 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 Service 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review Pursuant to section 752(c) 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 95.40 percent. Administrative Protective Order 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 5 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Re: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts from the People’s Republic of China, dated concurrently with this notice. E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 192 (Monday, October 5, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60121-60122]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-963]


Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing 
Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that 
revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on potassium 
phosphate salts (Salts) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) would 
be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable 
subsidy at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset 
Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: October 5, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, Office VII, AD/
CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-
5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 22, 2010, the Department published the CVD order on Salts 
from the PRC.\1\ On June 1, 2015, the Department published a notice of 
initiation of the first sunset review of the CVD Order on Salts from 
the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).\2\ On June 11, 2015, ICL Performance Products, LP 
and Prayon, Inc. (collectively, Petitioners) filed a notice of intent 
to participate in the review.\3\ Petitioners claimed interested party 
status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as domestic producers of the 
domestic like product.\4\
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    \1\ See Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts from the People's 
Republic of China: Amended Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 42682 (July 22, 2010) (CVD Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year ``Sunset'' Reviews, 80 FR 31012 
(June 1, 2015).
    \3\ See Letter to the Department, ``Potassium Phosphate Salts 
from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Intent to Participate 
and APO application,'' dated June 11, 2015.
    \4\ On July 1, 2015, ICL Performance Products, LP and Prayon, 
Inc. both claimed to be domestic producers of phosphate salts. See 
Letter to the Department, ``Potassium Phosphate Salts from the 
People's Republic of China: Substantive Response to Notice of 
Initiation of Five Year (First Sunset) Review of the Antidumping 
Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders,'' dated July 1, 2015, 
(Petitioners' Substantive Response).
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    The Department received an adequate substantive response from the 
domestic industry within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive a response from the 
Government of the People's Republic of China (GOC) or any respondent 
interested party to the proceeding. As a result, pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(l)(ii)(B)(2) and (C)(2), 
the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of this CVD Order 
on Salts.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to this CVD Order is Salts. Imports of 
merchandise included within the scope of this order are currently 
classifiable under subheadings 2835.24.0000 and 2835.39.1000 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The Issues and 
Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice, provides a 
full description of the scope of the order.\5\
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    \5\ See Department Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum 
for the Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Potassium Phosphate Salts from the 
People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice.
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    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). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and 
in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic 
version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed include the likelihood of 
continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net 
countervailable subsidy rate likely to prevail if the CVD Order were 
revoked.

Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine 
that revocation of the CVD Order on Salts from the PRC would be likely 
to lead to continuation or recurrence of a net countervailable subsidy 
at the rates listed below:

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                                                               Net
                                                         countervailable
          Manufacturers/ exporters/ producers                subsidy
                                                            (percent)
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Lianyungang Mupro Import Export Co Ltd.................         109.11
Mianyang Aostar Phosphate Chemical Industry Co. Ltd....         109.11
Shifang Anda Chemicals Co. Ltd.........................         109.11
All Others.............................................         109.11
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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    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 orders is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which 
is subject to sanction.
    The Department is issuing and publishing these final results and 
this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) 
of the Act.

    Dated: September 28, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2015-25303 Filed 10-2-15; 8:45 am]
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