Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of the Antidumping Duty Order, 62028-62029 [2015-26260]

Download as PDF 62028 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 199 / Thursday, October 15, 2015 / Notices are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying this notice, which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues which the parties raised and to which the Department responded in the memorandum appears in Appendix I of this notice. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our review and analysis of the comments received from parties, we made certain changes to Baoding Mantong’s margin calculation since the Preliminary Results. For a discussion of these changes, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum, and accompanying Final Analysis Memorandum for Baoding Mantong, dated concurrently with this notice. Final Results of Review The Department determines that the following estimated weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014: Exporter Dumping margin (percent) Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co. Ltd ............................. 143.87 Assessment Rates The Department determined, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review.6 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash-deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice of final results of the administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended: (1) For any previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters which are not under review in this segment of the proceeding that received a separate rate in a previous segment of this proceeding, the cash-deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recentlycompleted period; (2) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise which 6 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, including Evonik, the cash-deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity (i.e., 453.79 percent); 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(s) that supplied the nonPRC exporter. These cash-deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Denied or Valued at Zero or the Lowest Available Value on the Record Comment 4: Surrogate Financial Ratios Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final 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 this period of review. 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. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Administrative Protective Order This notice also 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 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 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 sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: October 5, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. List of Issues III. Background IV. Scope of the Review V. Period of Review VI. Changes Since the Preliminary Results VII. Discussion of Interested Party Comments A. Baoding Mantong-Specific Issues Comment 1: Whether the Review Should Be Rescinded With Regard to Baoding Mantong Comment 2: Whether Baoding Mantong’s Sale was a Bona Fide Sale Comment 3: Whether Baoding Mantong’s Requested By-Product Offset Should Be PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. Evonik-Specific Issues Comment 5: Whether Evonik’s Sales Were Bona Fide Comment 6: Whether the 453.79 Percent PRC-Wide Rate is Accordance With Law [FR Doc. 2015–26270 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P International Trade Administration [A–421–811] Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 31, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its initiation and preliminary results 1 of a changed circumstances review (CCR), preliminarily determining to revoke the antidumping duty (AD) Order 2 on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from the Netherlands. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments. Thus, we make no changes to our preliminary determination in these final results of changed circumstances review and hereby revoke the Order in toto. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury, or Angelica Townsend, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0195 or (202) 482– 3019, respectively. DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 8, 2015, in accordance with sections 751(b) and 751(d)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 19 CFR 351.216(b); 351.222(g)(1), and 351.221(c)(3)(ii), Ashland Specialty 1 See Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Intent to Revoke the Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 52447 (August 31, 2015) (Preliminary Results). 2 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands and Sweden, 70 FR 39734 (July 11, 2005) (the Order). E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 199 / Thursday, October 15, 2015 / Notices Ingredients, G.P. (Ashland), the petitioner and sole domestic producer of CMC, requested, effective July 1, 2014, revocation of the Order with respect to the Netherlands as part of an expedited CCR. On August 31, 2015, the Department preliminarily determined to revoke the Order and invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments from interested parties on the Preliminary Results. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is all purified CMC, sometimes also referred to as purified sodium CMC, polyanionic cellulose, or cellulose gum, which is a white to off-white, non-toxic, odorless, biodegradable powder, comprising sodium CMC that has been refined and purified to a minimum assay of 90 percent. Purified CMC does not include unpurified or crude CMC, CMC Fluidized Polymer Suspensions, and CMC that is cross-linked through heat treatment. Purified CMC is CMC that has undergone one or more purification operations which, at a minimum, reduce the remaining salt and other by-product portion of the product to less than ten percent. The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheading 3912.31.00. This tariff classification is provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i), provide that the Department may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product have no further interest in the order, in whole or in part. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1), we find that the petitioner’s affirmative statement of no interest constitutes good cause to conduct this review. Ashland stated that, as the sole U.S. producer of CMC, it accounts for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product. Ashland also stated that it has no interest in the continuation of the Order.3 Therefore, at the request of Ashland and in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 751(d)(1) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.216, and 3 See Ashland’s July 8, 2015, submission to the Department; see also Preliminary Results, 80 FR at 52447–48. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 351.222(g)(1)(i) and (vi), we are revoking the Order on CMC from the Netherlands. As stated in the Preliminary Results, the revocation will be effective July 1, 2014, which is the effective date requested by Ashland and also the first day of the most recent period not subject to administrative review.4 Termination of Suspension of Liquidation Because we determine that there are changed circumstances that warrant the revocation of the Order, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to terminate the suspension of liquidation of the merchandise subject to this order entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after July 1, 2014, and to release any cash deposit or bond on all unliquidated entries of the merchandise covered by the revocation that are not covered by the final results of an administrative review or automatic liquidation.5 Entries of subject merchandise prior to the effective date of revocation will continue to be subject to suspension of liquidation and antidumping duty deposit requirements. Return or Destruction of Proprietary Information This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 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. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, 351.221(b)(5), and 351.222(g)(1)(i) and (g)(3)(vii). Dated: October 7, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–26260 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 4 See 5 See PO 00000 Preliminary Results, 80 FR at 52448. 19 CFR 351.222(g)(4). Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62029 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–861] Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From India: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: October 15, 2015. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) products from India are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2924 or (202) 482– 0649. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on April 6, 2015.1 Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department postponed this preliminary LTFV determination by 50 days until October 6, 2015.2 Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by these investigations is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin The merchandise subject to these investigations is properly classified 1 See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada, the People’s Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: Initiation of LessThan-Fair-Value Investigations, 80 FR 18376 (April 6, 2015) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada, the People’s Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 80 FR 45640 (July 31, 2015). E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 199 (Thursday, October 15, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-421-811]


Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: Final 
Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of the 
Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On August 31, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) published its initiation and preliminary results \1\ of a 
changed circumstances review (CCR), preliminarily determining to revoke 
the antidumping duty (AD) Order \2\ on purified carboxymethylcellulose 
(CMC) from the Netherlands. We invited interested parties to comment on 
the Preliminary Results. We received no comments. Thus, we make no 
changes to our preliminary determination in these final results of 
changed circumstances review and hereby revoke the Order in toto.
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    \1\ See Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: 
Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review 
and Intent to Revoke the Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 52447 (August 
31, 2015) (Preliminary Results).
    \2\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Purified 
Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands and 
Sweden, 70 FR 39734 (July 11, 2005) (the Order).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury, or Angelica Townsend, AD/
CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
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0195 or (202) 482-3019, respectively.

DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2014.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 8, 2015, in accordance with sections 751(b) and 751(d)(1) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 19 CFR 351.216(b); 
351.222(g)(1), and 351.221(c)(3)(ii), Ashland Specialty

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Ingredients, G.P. (Ashland), the petitioner and sole domestic producer 
of CMC, requested, effective July 1, 2014, revocation of the Order with 
respect to the Netherlands as part of an expedited CCR. On August 31, 
2015, the Department preliminarily determined to revoke the Order and 
invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.
    We received no comments from interested parties on the Preliminary 
Results.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is all purified CMC, 
sometimes also referred to as purified sodium CMC, polyanionic 
cellulose, or cellulose gum, which is a white to off-white, non-toxic, 
odorless, biodegradable powder, comprising sodium CMC that has been 
refined and purified to a minimum assay of 90 percent. Purified CMC 
does not include unpurified or crude CMC, CMC Fluidized Polymer 
Suspensions, and CMC that is cross-linked through heat treatment. 
Purified CMC is CMC that has undergone one or more purification 
operations which, at a minimum, reduce the remaining salt and other by-
product portion of the product to less than ten percent.
    The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheading 
3912.31.00. This tariff classification is provided for convenience and 
customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of the 
order is dispositive.

Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i), provide 
that the Department may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it 
determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the 
production of the domestic like product have no further interest in the 
order, in whole or in part. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1), we 
find that the petitioner's affirmative statement of no interest 
constitutes good cause to conduct this review. Ashland stated that, as 
the sole U.S. producer of CMC, it accounts for substantially all of the 
production of the domestic like product. Ashland also stated that it 
has no interest in the continuation of the Order.\3\ Therefore, at the 
request of Ashland and in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 
751(d)(1) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.216, and 351.222(g)(1)(i) and (vi), we 
are revoking the Order on CMC from the Netherlands. As stated in the 
Preliminary Results, the revocation will be effective July 1, 2014, 
which is the effective date requested by Ashland and also the first day 
of the most recent period not subject to administrative review.\4\
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    \3\ See Ashland's July 8, 2015, submission to the Department; 
see also Preliminary Results, 80 FR at 52447-48.
    \4\ See Preliminary Results, 80 FR at 52448.
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Termination of Suspension of Liquidation

    Because we determine that there are changed circumstances that 
warrant the revocation of the Order, we will instruct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection to terminate the suspension of liquidation of the 
merchandise subject to this order entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
on or after July 1, 2014, and to release any cash deposit or bond on 
all unliquidated entries of the merchandise covered by the revocation 
that are not covered by the final results of an administrative review 
or automatic liquidation.\5\ Entries of subject merchandise prior to 
the effective date of revocation will continue to be subject to 
suspension of liquidation and antidumping duty deposit requirements.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.222(g)(4).
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Return or Destruction of Proprietary Information

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 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.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.216, 351.221(b)(5), and 351.222(g)(1)(i) and (g)(3)(vii).

    Dated: October 7, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2015-26260 Filed 10-14-15; 8:45 am]
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