Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 13319-13320 [2016-05703]

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Given the exceptional urgency of the events, the agency and advisory committee deem it important for the advisory committee to meet on the date given. Dated: March 8, 2016. David Mussatt, Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2016–05617 Filed 3–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–122–855] Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) determines that AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13319 imports of certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (‘‘PET resin’’) from Canada are being sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). The final weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Determination Margins.’’ DATES: Effective Date: March 14, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karine Gziryan, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 15, 2015, the Department published in the Federal Register the preliminary determination in the LTFV investigation of PET resin from Canada.1 For a description of the events that have occurred since the Preliminary Determination, see the Issue and Decision Memorandum.2 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 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll all administrative deadlines due to the recent closure of the Federal Government because of snowstorm ‘‘Jonas’’. All deadlines in this segment 1 See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 80 FR 62019 (October 15, 2015) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). 2 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance ‘‘Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value’’ (‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’), dated concurrently with this notice. E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 13320 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2016 / Notices of the proceeding have been extended by four business days. The revised deadline for the final determination of this investigation is now March 4, 2016.3 Period of Investigation The period of investigation (‘‘POI’’) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is certain PET resin from Canada. For a full description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I to this notice. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this investigation are discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues that parties raised, and to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached to this notice as Appendix II. Final Determination Margins The Department determines that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014: days of the date of public announcement of our final determination, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of certain PET resin from Canada which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after October 15, 2015, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination. We also will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the weighted-average amount by which normal value exceeds U.S. price, as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for Selenis Canada will be equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin determined in this final determination; (2) if the exporter is not a firm identified in this investigation but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin established for the producer of the subject merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will be 13.60 percent. The instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. International Trade Commission Notification Exporter or producer In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) Selenis Canada .................... 13.60 of our final determination. As our final All-Others .............................. 13.60 determination is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the All-Others Rate Act, the ITC will determine within 45 Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act days whether the domestic industry in provides that the estimated ‘‘all-others’’ the United States is materially injured, rate shall be an amount equal to the or threatened with material injury, by weighted average of the estimated reason of imports or sales (or the weighted-average dumping margins likelihood of sales) for importation of established for exporters and producers the subject merchandise. If the ITC individually investigated, excluding any determines that such injury exists, the zero or de minimis margins, and any Department will issue an antidumping margins determined entirely under duty order directing CBP to assess, upon section 776 of the Act. We based our further instruction by the Department, calculation of the ‘‘all-others’’ rate on antidumping duties on all imports of the the margin calculated for Selenis subject merchandise entered, or Canada, the only mandatory respondent withdrawn from warehouse, for in this investigation. consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation. Disclosure Return or Destruction of Proprietary We will disclose to parties in this Information proceeding the calculations performed for this final determination within five This notice will serve as a reminder to parties subject to administrative 3 See Memorandum to the Record from Ron protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their Lorentzen, Acting A/S for Enforcement & responsibility concerning the Compliance, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Administrative disposition of proprietary information Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During Snowstorm Jonas,’’ dated January 27, 2016. disclosed under APO in accordance jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Mar 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 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 this determination and notice in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: March 4, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin having an intrinsic viscosity of at least 0.70, but not more than 0.88, deciliters per gram. The scope includes blends of virgin PET resin and recycled PET resin containing 50 percent or more virgin PET resin content by weight, provided such blends meet the intrinsic viscosity requirements above. The scope includes all PET resin meeting the above specifications regardless of additives introduced in the manufacturing process. The merchandise subject to these investigations 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. Appendix II List of Topics in the Issues and Decision Memorandum Comment 1: Whether the Department Should Use the Depreciation Expenses Based On The Revaluation of Fixed Assets as Recorded in Selenis Canada’s 2014 Audited Financial Statements Comment 2: Whether the Department Should Calculate Interest Expenses Based On The Parent Company’s 2014 Consolidated Financial Statements Comment 3: Whether the Department Should Correct Selenis Canada’s Cost Data for Adjustments Outlined In the Cost Verification Report Comment 4: Whether the Department Should Calculate Selenis Canada’s Costs on a Quarterly Average Basis Rather Than a Single Annual Average [FR Doc. 2016–05703 Filed 3–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-122-855]


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

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') determines 
that imports of certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (``PET 
resin'') from Canada are being sold in the United States at less than 
fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the ``Act''). The final weighted-average dumping 
margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the section entitled 
``Final Determination Margins.''

DATES: Effective Date: March 14, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karine Gziryan, 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 15, 2015, the Department published in the Federal 
Register the preliminary determination in the LTFV investigation of PET 
resin from Canada.\1\ For a description of the events that have 
occurred since the Preliminary Determination, see the Issue and 
Decision Memorandum.\2\ 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 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov. The signed and electronic 
versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.
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    \1\ See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada: 
Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 80 FR 62019 (October 
15, 2015) (``Preliminary Determination'').
    \2\ See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance 
``Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada: Issues and 
Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value'' (``Issues and Decision Memorandum''), dated 
concurrently with this notice.
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    As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary 
for Enforcement & Compliance, the Department has exercised its 
discretion to toll all administrative deadlines due to the recent 
closure of the Federal Government because of snowstorm ``Jonas''. All 
deadlines in this segment

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of the proceeding have been extended by four business days. The revised 
deadline for the final determination of this investigation is now March 
4, 2016.\3\
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    \3\ See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting A/S 
for Enforcement & Compliance, regarding ``Tolling of Administrative 
Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During Snowstorm 
Jonas,'' dated January 27, 2016.
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Period of Investigation

    The period of investigation (``POI'') is January 1, 2014, through 
December 31, 2014.

Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is certain PET resin from 
Canada. For a full description of the scope of the investigation, see 
Appendix I to this notice.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in 
this investigation are discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, 
dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice. A list of 
the issues that parties raised, and to which we responded in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum, is attached to this notice as Appendix II.

Final Determination Margins

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

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                                                             Weighted-
                                                              average
                  Exporter or producer                        dumping
                                                              margin
                                                             (percent)
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Selenis Canada..........................................           13.60
All-Others..............................................           13.60
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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, the only mandatory respondent in 
this investigation.

Disclosure

    We will disclose to parties in this proceeding the calculations 
performed for this final determination within five days of the date of 
public announcement of our final determination, in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.224(b).

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to continue to 
suspend liquidation of all entries of certain PET resin from Canada 
which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after October 15, 2015, the date of publication of the Preliminary 
Determination. We also will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit 
equal to the weighted-average amount by which normal value exceeds U.S. 
price, as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for Selenis Canada will be 
equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin determined in 
this final determination; (2) if the exporter is not a firm identified 
in this investigation but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will 
be equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin established 
for the producer of the subject merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit 
rate for all other producers or exporters will be 13.60 percent. The 
instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further 
notice.

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
U.S. International Trade Commission (``ITC'') of our final 
determination. As our final determination is affirmative, in accordance 
with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will determine within 45 
days whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially 
injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports or 
sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation of the subject 
merchandise. If the ITC determines that such injury exists, the 
Department will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to 
assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties 
on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the 
suspension of liquidation.

Return or Destruction of Proprietary Information

    This notice will serve 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 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 this determination and notice in 
accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Act.

     Dated: March 4, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is polyethylene 
terephthalate (PET) resin having an intrinsic viscosity of at least 
0.70, but not more than 0.88, deciliters per gram. The scope 
includes blends of virgin PET resin and recycled PET resin 
containing 50 percent or more virgin PET resin content by weight, 
provided such blends meet the intrinsic viscosity requirements 
above. The scope includes all PET resin meeting the above 
specifications regardless of additives introduced in the 
manufacturing process. The merchandise subject to these 
investigations 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.

Appendix II

List of Topics in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

Comment 1: Whether the Department Should Use the Depreciation 
Expenses Based On The Revaluation of Fixed Assets as Recorded in 
Selenis Canada's 2014 Audited Financial Statements
Comment 2: Whether the Department Should Calculate Interest Expenses 
Based On The Parent Company's 2014 Consolidated Financial Statements
Comment 3: Whether the Department Should Correct Selenis Canada's 
Cost Data for Adjustments Outlined In the Cost Verification Report
Comment 4: Whether the Department Should Calculate Selenis Canada's 
Costs on a Quarterly Average Basis Rather Than a Single Annual 
Average

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