Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 62019-62021 [2015-26263]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 199 / Thursday, October 15, 2015 / Notices withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For exports of merchandise made by Yama Ribbons of merchandise it did not produce, the cash deposit rate is the PRC-wide rate of 247.65, as stated in the Order; 6 (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and nonPRC exporters which are not under review in this segment of the proceeding but which have been determined by Commerce to have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-wide rate of 247.65 percent; and (4) 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 that nonPRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties 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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notification to Interested Parties This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to the 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 notification of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. 6 See Order. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 Dated: October 2, 2015. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–26265 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–122–855] Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: October 15, 2015. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (‘‘PET resin’’) from Canada is being, or is 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: Karine Gziryan, Cara Lofaro, or Krisha Hill, 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) 482–4081, (202) 482–5720, or (202) 482– 4037, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62019 Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin. The merchandise subject to this investigation 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. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, hereby adopted by this notice.3 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope Comments The Initiation Notice provided interested parties an opportunity to raise issues regarding product coverage (scope). However, no party to the proceeding provided scope comments. Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. Export price (‘‘EP’’) is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value (‘‘NV’’) has been calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, hereby adopted by this notice. Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 80 FR 45640 (July 31, 2015). 3 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada,’’ (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’) dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum appears in Appendix I, below. E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 62020 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 199 / Thursday, October 15, 2015 / Notices after the date on which the final verification report is issued in this proceeding, and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for submitting case briefs.5 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to Preliminary Determination the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of The Department preliminarily determines that the following weighted- Commerce, filed electronically using ACCESS. All documents must be filed average dumping margins exist during electronically using ACCESS. An the period January 1, 2014, through electronically filed request must be December 31, 2014: received successfully in its entirety by Weighted- ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, average within 30 days after the date of Producer or exporter dumping publication of this notice.6 Requests margin should contain the party’s name, (percent) address, and telephone number, the Selenis Canada Inc. ................... 13.29 number of participants, and a list of the All Others .................................... 13.29 issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department Suspension of Liquidation intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street In accordance with section 733(d)(2) and Constitution Avenue NW., of the Act, the Department will direct Washington, DC 20230, at a time and U.S. Customs and Border Protection date to be determined. Parties should (‘‘CBP’’) to suspend liquidation of all confirm by telephone the date, time, and entries of PET resin from Canada as location of the hearing two days before described in the ‘‘Scope of the the scheduled date. Investigation’’ section entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for Verification consumption on or after the date of As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the publication of this notice in the Federal Act, the Department intends to verify Register. Pursuant to section the information submitted by Selenis 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR Canada prior to making a final 351.205(d), we will instruct CBP to determination in this investigation. require a cash deposit equal to the weighted-average amount by which the Postponement of Final Determination NV exceeds EP as indicated in the chart and Extension of Provisional Measures above.4 These suspension of liquidation Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides instructions will remain in effect until that a final determination may be further notice. postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the Disclosure and Public Comment preliminary determination if, in the We intend to disclose the calculations event of an affirmative preliminary performed to parties in this proceeding determination, a request for such within five days of any public postponement is made by exporters who announcement of this notice in account for a significant proportion of accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). exports of the subject merchandise, or in Case briefs or other written comments the event of a negative preliminary may be submitted to the Assistant determination, a request for such Secretary for Enforcement and postponement is made by the petitioner. Compliance no later than seven days 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that requests by respondents for 4 See Modification of Regulations Regarding the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES All Others Rate Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated ‘‘all others’’ rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted-average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. We based our calculation of the ‘‘all others’’ rate on the margin calculated for Selenis Canada Inc. (‘‘Selenis Canada’’), the only mandatory respondent in this investigation. Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 5 See 19 CFR 351.309(c); see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 6 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 postponement of a final antidumping determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months in duration. Selenis Canada requested that, contingent upon an affirmative preliminary determination of sales at LTFV for Selenis Canada, the Department postpone its final determination pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the Act.7 In addition, Selenis Canada requested to extend the application of the provisional measures, from a four-month period to a period not to exceed six months. In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2), because: (1) Our preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporter accounts for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will make our final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the Act.8 U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of our preliminary affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the preliminary determination in this proceeding is affirmative, section 735(b)(2) of the Act requires that the ITC make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of PET resin from Canada before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after our final determination. Because we are postponing the deadline for our final determination to 135 days from the date of publication of this preliminary determination, as discussed above, the ITC will make its final determination no later than 45 days after our final determination. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). 7 See Letter from the Selenis Canada to the Department regarding, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin (‘‘PET Resin’’) from Canada Request to Extend the Due Date of the Final Determination,’’ dated September 30, 2015. 8 See 19 CFR 351.210(e). E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 199 / Thursday, October 15, 2015 / Notices Dated: October 6, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Appendix I: List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Postponement of Preliminary Determination V. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures VI. Scope of the Investigation VII. Scope Comments VIII. Discussion of Methodology A. Fair Value Comparisons 1. Determination of the Comparison Method 2. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis B. Product Comparisons C. Date of Sale D. U.S. Price E. Normal Value 1. Comparison-Market Viability 2. Level of Trade 3. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices 4. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Constructed Value F. Cost of Production 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test IX. Currency Conversion X. Verification XI. Recommendation BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–307–820] Silicomanganese from Venezuela: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on silicomanganese from Venezuela for the period May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. DATES: Effective Date: October 15, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Hoefke 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) 482–4947 and (202) 482–0649, respectively. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, Petitioners timely withdrew its review request by the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order. As a result, we are rescinding the administrative review of silicomanganese from Venezuela for the period May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a final 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, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 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 violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: October 7, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duties. [FR Doc. 2015–26256 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Assessment [FR Doc. 2015–26263 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] AGENCY: On July 1, 2015, based on a timely request for review by Eramet Marietta, Inc. (Eramet) and Felman Production, LLC (Felman) (collectively, Petitioners), the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on silicomanganese from Venezuela covering the period May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015.1 On August 25, 2015, Petitioners withdrew its request for an administrative review of all of the companies listed in its review request.2 62021 The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Because the Department is rescinding this administrative review in its entirety, the entries to which this administrative review pertained shall be assessed antidumping duties at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice. Notifications 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 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 37588 (July 1, 2015). 2 See letter from Petitioners to the Secretary of Commerce entitled, ‘‘Silicomanganese from Venezuela: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of Antidumping Order,’’ dated August 25, 2015. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–523–810] Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the Sultanate of Oman: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value 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 (‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (‘‘PET resin’’) from the Sultanate of Oman (‘‘Oman’’) is being, or is 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 weightedaverage dumping margins are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-122-855]


Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada: Affirmative 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Postponement of Final Determination

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


DATES: Effective Date: October 15, 2015.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily 
determines that certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (``PET 
resin'') from Canada is being, or is 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: Karine Gziryan, Cara Lofaro, or Krisha 
Hill, 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) 482-4081, (202) 482-5720, or (202) 482-4037, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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\
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    \1\ See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada, 
the People's Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: 
Initiation of Less-Than-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).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is polyethylene 
terephthalate (PET) resin. The merchandise subject to this 
investigation 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.
    For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum, hereby adopted by this notice.\3\ The 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made 
available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, 
and is available to all parties in the Department's Central Records 
Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can 
be found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the 
electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.
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    \3\ See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Paul 
Piquado, Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance ``Decision 
Memorandum for Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada,'' 
(``Preliminary Decision Memorandum'') dated concurrently with and 
hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the topics discussed in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum appears in Appendix I, below.
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Scope Comments

    The Initiation Notice provided interested parties an opportunity to 
raise issues regarding product coverage (scope). However, no party to 
the proceeding provided scope comments.

Methodology

    The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. Export price (``EP'') is calculated in 
accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value (``NV'') has been 
calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full 
description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum, hereby adopted by this notice.

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All Others Rate

    Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated ``all 
others'' rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted-average of the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters 
and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de 
minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely under section 776 
of the Act. We based our calculation of the ``all others'' rate on the 
margin calculated for Selenis Canada Inc. (``Selenis Canada''), the 
only mandatory respondent in this investigation.

Preliminary Determination

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist during the period January 1, 
2014, through December 31, 2014:

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                    Producer or exporter                        dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Selenis Canada Inc..........................................       13.29
All Others..................................................       13.29
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, the Department 
will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to suspend 
liquidation of all entries of PET resin from Canada as described in the 
``Scope of the Investigation'' section entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. Pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), we will instruct CBP to require a cash 
deposit equal to the weighted-average amount by which the NV exceeds EP 
as indicated in the chart above.\4\ These suspension of liquidation 
instructions will remain in effect until further notice.
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    \4\ See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of 
Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 
(October 3, 2011).
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days of any public announcement of this notice 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Case briefs or other written 
comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement 
and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the 
final verification report is issued in this proceeding, and rebuttal 
briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no 
later than five days after the deadline date for submitting case 
briefs.\5\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who 
submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged 
to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief 
summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c); see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
filed electronically using ACCESS. All documents must be filed 
electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed request must be 
received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\6\ 
Requests should contain the party's name, address, and telephone 
number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be 
discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends 
to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be 
determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and 
location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date.
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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Verification

    As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, the Department intends 
to verify the information submitted by Selenis Canada prior to making a 
final determination in this investigation.

Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination 
may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement 
is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of 
exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative 
preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by 
the petitioner. 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that requests by 
respondents for postponement of a final antidumping determination be 
accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a 
four-month period to a period not more than six months in duration.
    Selenis Canada requested that, contingent upon an affirmative 
preliminary determination of sales at LTFV for Selenis Canada, the 
Department postpone its final determination pursuant to section 
735(a)(2) of the Act.\7\ In addition, Selenis Canada requested to 
extend the application of the provisional measures, from a four-month 
period to a period not to exceed six months.
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    \7\ See Letter from the Selenis Canada to the Department 
regarding, ``Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin (``PET Resin'') from 
Canada Request to Extend the Due Date of the Final Determination,'' 
dated September 30, 2015.
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    In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2), because: (1) Our preliminary 
determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporter accounts for 
a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) 
no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final 
determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month 
period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will 
make our final determination no later than 135 days after the date of 
publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 
735(a)(2) of the Act.\8\
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.210(e).
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U.S. International Trade Commission (``ITC'') Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
ITC of our preliminary affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. 
Because the preliminary determination in this proceeding is 
affirmative, section 735(b)(2) of the Act requires that the ITC make 
its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the 
United States is materially injured, or threatened with material 
injury, by reason of imports of PET resin from Canada before the later 
of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days 
after our final determination. Because we are postponing the deadline 
for our final determination to 135 days from the date of publication of 
this preliminary determination, as discussed above, the ITC will make 
its final determination no later than 45 days after our final 
determination.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).


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    Dated: October 6, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I: List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Investigation
IV. Postponement of Preliminary Determination
V. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures
VI. Scope of the Investigation
VII. Scope Comments
VIII. Discussion of Methodology
    A. Fair Value Comparisons
    1. Determination of the Comparison Method
    2. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
    B. Product Comparisons
    C. Date of Sale
    D. U.S. Price
    E. Normal Value
    1. Comparison-Market Viability
    2. Level of Trade
    3. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices
    4. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Constructed Value
    F. Cost of Production
    1. Calculation of COP
    2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices
    3. Results of the COP Test
IX. Currency Conversion
X. Verification
XI. Recommendation

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