Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order and Countervailing Duty Order, 79305-79306 [2015-32020]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 244 / Monday, December 21, 2015 / Notices Dated: December 14, 2015. Alicia King, Acting Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2015–32043 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–962, C–570–963] Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order and Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on certain potassium phosphate salts (‘‘salts’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order. As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on salts from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the CVD order. DATES: Effective Date: December 21, 2015. AGENCY: Ryan Mullen, AD/CVD Operations, Office V (AD Order), or Jacky Arrowsmith, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII (CVD Order), Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5260 or (202) 482–5255, respectively. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On June 1, 2010, the Department published its Final AD Determination and Final CVD Determination on salts from the PRC.1 On July 22, 2010, the 1 See Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Termination of Critical Circumstances Inquiry, 75 FR 30377 (June VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 Department published the Amended Final AD Order on salts from the PRC.2 On June 1, 2015, the Department published the notice of initiation of the first five-year (‘‘sunset’’) review of the AD order and CVD order on salts from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’).3 As a result of its reviews, the Department determined that revocation of the AD order on salts from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and that revocation of the CVD order on salts from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. Therefore, the Department notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the AD order be revoked 4 and the net countervailable subsidy rates likely to prevail should the CVD order be revoked.5 On December 10, 2015, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD order and the CVD order on salts from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.6 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 1, 2010) (‘‘Final AD Determination’’); see also Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Termination of Critical Circumstances Inquiry, 75 FR 30375 (June 1, 2010) (‘‘Final CVD Determination’’). 2 See Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 75 FR 42683 (July 22, 2010) (‘‘Amended Final AD Order’’). 3 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 80 FR 31012 (June 1, 2015). 4 See Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 60122 (October 5, 2015) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 5 See Potassium Phosphate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 60121 (October 5, 2015) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 6 See Potassium Phosphate Salts from China, 80 FR 76708 (December 10, 2015); Potassium Phosphate Salts from China (Inv. Nos. 701–TA–473 and 731–TA–1173 (Review), USITC Publication 4584, December 2015). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79305 K4P2O7. The CAS registry number for TKPP is 7320–34–5. TKPP is typically 18.7% phosphorus and 47.3% potassium. It is generally greater than or equal to 43.0% 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% phosphorus, 44.8% potassium and 40% 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 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. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD and CVD orders on salts from the PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 the AD and CVD 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 sunset review of the AD order and CVD order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. These sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 79306 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 244 / Monday, December 21, 2015 / Notices Dated: December 15, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2015–32020 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Meeting of the United States Manufacturing Council International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The United States Manufacturing Council (Council) will hold an open meeting via teleconference on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The Council was established in April 2004 to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. manufacturing industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Council members to review and deliberate on a recommendation by the Innovation, Research and Development Subcommittee focused on the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Council at http://www.trade.gov/ manufacturingcouncil/, at least one week in advance of the meeting. DATES: Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. The deadline for members of the public to register, including requests to make comments during the meeting and for auxiliary aids, or to submit written comments for dissemination prior to the meeting, is 5 p.m. EST on January 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held by conference call. The call-in number and passcode will be provided by email to registrants. Requests to register (including to speak or for auxiliary aids) and any written comments should be submitted to: U.S. Manufacturing Council, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; email: archana.sahgal@trade.gov. Members of the public are encouraged to submit registration requests and written comments via email to ensure timely receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Archana Sahgal, U.S. Manufacturing Council, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202–482–4501, email: archana.sahgal@trade.gov. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Background: The Council advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. manufacturing industry. Public Participation: The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible to people with disabilities. All guests are required to register in advance by the deadline identified under the DATES caption. Requests for auxiliary aids must be submitted by the registration deadline. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. There will be fifteen (15) minutes allotted for oral comments from members of the public joining the call. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments may be limited to three (3) minutes per person. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name and address of the proposed speaker. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their prepared remarks by 5:00 p.m. on January 11, 2016, for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to the members of the U.S. Manufacturing Council. In addition, any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the Council’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to Archana Sahgal at the contact information indicated above. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on January 11, 2016, to ensure transmission to the Board prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date and time will be distributed to the members but may not be considered on the call. Copies of Council meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. Dated: December 11, 2015. Tricia Van Orden, Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach, International Trade Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–31945 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Administration [A–570–849, A–821–808, A–823–808] Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People’s Republic of China and Continuation of Suspended Antidumping Duty Investigations on Certain Cut-toLength Carbon Steel Plate From the Russian Federation and Ukraine Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the respective determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate (‘‘CTL plate’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), and the termination of the suspension agreements and the underlying antidumping duty investigations on CTL plate from the Russian Federation (‘‘Russia’’) and Ukraine (collectively, ‘‘the Agreements’’), would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order on CTL plate from the PRC and continuation of the Agreements on CTL plate from Russia and Ukraine. DATES: Effective Date: December 21, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Howard Smith (PRC), David Cordell (Russia) or Julie Santoboni (Ukraine), Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–5193, (202) 482–0408 or (202) 482– 3063, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The Department initiated, and the ITC instituted, sunset reviews of the antidumping duty order on CTL plate from the PRC and the Agreements on CTL plate from Russia and Ukraine, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 79 FR 59216 (October 1, 2014) and Cut-To-Length Carbon Steel Plate From China, Russia, and Ukraine: Notice of Commission Determinations to Conduct Full Five-Year Reviews, 80 FR 2443 (January 16, 2015). E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-962, C-570-963]


Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People's Republic of 
China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order and Countervailing Duty 
Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on 
certain potassium phosphate salts (``salts'') from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC'') would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the 
antidumping duty order. As a result of the determinations by the 
Department and the ITC that revocation of the countervailing duty 
(``CVD'') order on salts from the PRC would likely lead to a 
continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and material 
injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is 
publishing a notice of continuation of the CVD order.

DATES: Effective Date: December 21, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  Ryan Mullen, AD/CVD Operations, Office V (AD 
Order), or Jacky Arrowsmith, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII (CVD Order), 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5260 or (202) 482-5255, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 1, 2010, the Department published its Final AD 
Determination and Final CVD Determination on salts from the PRC.\1\ On 
July 22, 2010, the Department published the Amended Final AD Order on 
salts from the PRC.\2\ On June 1, 2015, the Department published the 
notice of initiation of the first five-year (``sunset'') review of the 
AD order and CVD order on salts from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act'').\3\ As a result of 
its reviews, the Department determined that revocation of the AD order 
on salts from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence 
of dumping and that revocation of the CVD order on salts from the PRC 
would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of a countervailable 
subsidy. Therefore, the Department notified the ITC of the magnitude of 
the margins likely to prevail should the AD order be revoked \4\ and 
the net countervailable subsidy rates likely to prevail should the CVD 
order be revoked.\5\ On December 10, 2015, the ITC published its 
determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation 
of the AD order and the CVD order on salts from the PRC would likely 
lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry 
in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.\6\

Scope of the Order
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    \1\ See Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Termination of Critical Circumstances Inquiry, 75 FR 30377 
(June 1, 2010) (``Final AD Determination''); see also Certain 
Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Final 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Termination of 
Critical Circumstances Inquiry, 75 FR 30375 (June 1, 2010) (``Final 
CVD Determination'').
    \2\ See Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People's 
Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 75 FR 42683 (July 22, 2010) 
(``Amended Final AD Order'').
    \3\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 80 FR 31012 
(June 1, 2015).
    \4\ See Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts from the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of 
the Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 60122 (October 5, 2015) and 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.
    \5\ See Potassium Phosphate Salts from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 60121 (October 5, 2015) and 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.
    \6\ See Potassium Phosphate Salts from China, 80 FR 76708 
(December 10, 2015); Potassium Phosphate Salts from China (Inv. Nos. 
701-TA-473 and 731-TA-1173 (Review), USITC Publication 4584, 
December 2015).
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    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% phosphorus and 47.3% 
potassium. It is generally greater than or equal to 43.0% 
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% phosphorus, 44.8% potassium and 40% 
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 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.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and that revocation of the CVD order would likely 
lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and 
material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to 
section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the 
continuation of the AD and CVD orders on salts from the PRC. U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection 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 the AD and CVD 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 sunset review of the AD order 
and CVD order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of 
the effective date of continuation. These sunset reviews and this 
notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published 
pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).


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    Dated: December 15, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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