Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 36891-36892 [2016-13468]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–821] Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014– 2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 5, 2016 the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from Thailand.1 The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, K. International Packaging Co., Ltd. (K. International Packaging). We invited parties to comment on the Preliminarily Results. None were received. Accordingly, for the final results, we continue to find that K. International Packaging made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. DATES: Effective June 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andre Gziryan, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2201. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Background On April 5, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review. The Department gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. None were received. The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this order is PRCBs, which may be referred to as t-shirt sacks, merchandise bags, grocery bags, or checkout bags. The subject merchandise is defined as non-sealable sacks and bags with handles (including drawstrings), without zippers or integral extruded closures, with or without gussets, with or without printing, of polyethylene film having a thickness no 1 See Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015, 81 FR 21536 (April 12, 2016) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 greater than 0.035 inch (0.889 mm) and no less than 0.00035 inch (0.00889 mm), and with no length or width shorter than 6 inches (15.24 cm) or longer than 40 inches (101.6 cm). The depth of the bag may be shorter than 6 inches but not longer than 40 inches (101.6 cm). PRCBs are typically provided without any consumer packaging and free of charge by retail establishments, e.g., grocery, drug, convenience, department, specialty retail, discount stores, and restaurants, to their customers to package and carry their purchased products. The scope of the order excludes (1) polyethylene bags that are not printed with logos or store names and that are closeable with drawstrings made of polyethylene film and (2) polyethylene bags that are packed in consumer packaging with printing that refers to specific end-uses other than packaging and carrying merchandise from retail establishments, e.g., garbage bags, lawn bags, trash-can liners. As a result of changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), imports of the subject merchandise are currently classifiable under statistical category 3923.21.0085 of the HTSUS. Furthermore, although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Final Results of Review The Department made no changes to the Preliminary Results. As a result of this review, we determine that a weighted-average dumping margin of 122.88 percent exists for K. International Packaging for the period August 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015. Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 122.88 percent to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced and/or exported by K. International Packaging. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of administrative review for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for K. International Packaging will be 122.88 percent, the PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36891 weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair-value investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer has its own rate, the cash deposit rate will be 4.69 percent.2 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 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 review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction 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 results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). 2 See Notice of Implementation of Determination Under Section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act and Partial Revocation of the Antidumping Duty Order on Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand, 75 FR 48940 (August 12, 2010). E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 36892 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices Dated: May 31, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–13468 Filed 6–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Coastal Mapping Strategy 1.0: Coastal Lidar Elevation for a 3D Nation Draft for Review National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Availability, Request for Comments; Webinar. AGENCY: The National Ocean Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice on behalf of the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology’s Interagency Working Group on Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IWG–OCM) to announce a 60-day public comment period on the draft National Coastal Mapping Strategy (NCMS), Version 1.0. Through this public comment period and corresponding webinar, the IWG– OCM seeks to solicit input on the draft NCMS. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for location of the electronic version of the draft NCMS and webinar date. ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for how to submit comments via email or by mail. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sasha Pryborowski, (Sasha.Pryborowski @noaa.gov, 301–713–2702 x 111) or, Ashley Chappell (Ashley.Chappell@ noaa.gov, 301–713–2702 x 110). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The IWG– OCM, of which NOAA is a member agency, was formed in 2006 to provide federal interagency coordination on ocean and coastal mapping. In accordance with the 2009 Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act (OCMIA), the IWG–OCM is enhancing its coordination of ocean and coastal mapping to more effectively and efficiently provide stakeholders and the public with comprehensive geospatial information. This first version of the NCMS is intended to address interagency data acquisition and coordination mandates in the OCMIA, and the National Ocean Policy. It is focused on coastal mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 topographic-bathymetric lidar elevation data collection; subsequent versions will focus on other types of data collection (e.g., bathymetry, photogrammetry). Lidar stands for Light Detection and Ranging, a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth. These light pulses—combined with other data recorded by the airborne system— generate precise, three-dimensional information about the shape of the Earth and its surface characteristics, in particular elevation. More information on lidar can be found at http://ocean service.noaa.gov/facts/lidar.html. Following is the executive summary from the draft NCMS Version1.0, which provides additional detail on the National Coastal Mapping Strategy: Informed choices in the coastal zone, whether for the safety of coastal residents, environmental protection, security or economic decisions, require accurate and up-to-date U.S. coastal elevation data. The acquisition of this mapping data—in particular highaccuracy, high-resolution topographic and bathymetric lidar—must be comprehensive, coordinated, costeffective, and recurring. Such a strategic approach to land-water lidar mapping at the coasts would bring the United States much closer to becoming a 3D Nation— a nation that translates robust mapping coordination into a seamless, modern elevation foundation for stronger, more resilient communities and a more competitive U.S. economy. The IWG–OCM, tasked by Congress to develop a coastal mapping plan in the Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act of 2009, has produced this first iteration of a NCMS to focus on that portion of the U.S. coastal zone that can be successfully mapped by a mix of lidar techniques for accurate elevation data. Recognizing the ongoing progress on lidar mapping coordination in the coastal zone, the IWG–OCM decided to capitalize on this existing momentum, and focus this first version of the NCMS on topographic and bathymetric lidar mapping of the U.S. coasts, Great Lakes, territories and possessions. Future iterations will include ocean mapping in the offshore and Outer Continental Shelf regions using technologies such as acoustic, aerial photography, hyperspectral and satellite imagery, to continue to build out the U.S. elevation dataset and meet other mapping needs (e.g., bathymetry, nautical charting, habitat assessment, tsunami models). This NCMS 1.0 assesses the next steps needed to achieve the vision of the United States as a 3D Nation with comprehensive lidar elevation coverage, PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 including whether there is sufficient interest in mapping U.S. coastal areas routinely through the judicious, efficient and closely-aligned collection of lidar bathymetry and topography. The strategy also contains four actionable components on the path to develop Coastal Lidar Elevation for a 3D Nation. • Component 1 describes the organization of IWG–OCM Coastal Mapping Summits linked to web-based reporting in order to enhance existing and ongoing coordination on coastal lidar acquisition. • Component 2 details definitions for bathymetric lidar Quality Levels that will foster the collection of interoperable datasets by all IWG–OCM member agencies involved in lidar collection. • The focus of Component 3 is to improve interagency coordination on data management tasks (validation, processing, stewardship, dissemination and archiving) in order to reduce costs, maximize efficiency, and avoid duplication of effort. • Lastly, Component 4 lays out an approach for cooperation on targeted methods, research, and technique development. New tools and improved technologies developed through this structure will facilitate interagency collaboration in obtaining the maximum value from shared coastal mapping data. Other Information The draft NCMS Version 1.0 can be found at: http://www.iocm.noaa.gov/ iwg/. Stakeholders and the public are encouraged to submit comments and questions on the NCMS. Electronic comments and questions on the NCMS may be submitted via email to iwgocm.staff@noaa.gov. Written comments may also be submitted to NOAA Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping Program, SSMC–3, #6815, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. A webinar has also been scheduled to answer questions that stakeholders or the public may have on the NCMS and to gather input on how to improve the draft, such as by identifying missing elements or incorporating other perspectives. All interested parties are encouraged to participate. Comments and questions are welcomed both ahead of, and after, the webinar using the mechanisms identified above. National Coastal Mapping Strategy Webinar—[June 23, 2016, 1:00–2:00 p.m. EST] • TELECONFERENCE INFORMATION Æ Dial-in Number: 1–888–459–8313 E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-549-821]


Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

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

SUMMARY: On April 5, 2016 the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from 
Thailand.\1\ The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2014, through July 
31, 2015. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject 
merchandise, K. International Packaging Co., Ltd. (K. International 
Packaging). We invited parties to comment on the Preliminarily Results. 
None were received. Accordingly, for the final results, we continue to 
find that K. International Packaging made sales of subject merchandise 
at less than normal value.
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    \1\ See Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-
2015, 81 FR 21536 (April 12, 2016) (Preliminary Results).

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DATES: Effective June 8, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andre Gziryan, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2201.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 5, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary Results 
of the administrative review. The Department gave interested parties an 
opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. None were received. 
The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to this order is PRCBs, which may be 
referred to as t-shirt sacks, merchandise bags, grocery bags, or 
checkout bags. The subject merchandise is defined as non-sealable sacks 
and bags with handles (including drawstrings), without zippers or 
integral extruded closures, with or without gussets, with or without 
printing, of polyethylene film having a thickness no greater than 0.035 
inch (0.889 mm) and no less than 0.00035 inch (0.00889 mm), and with no 
length or width shorter than 6 inches (15.24 cm) or longer than 40 
inches (101.6 cm). The depth of the bag may be shorter than 6 inches 
but not longer than 40 inches (101.6 cm).
    PRCBs are typically provided without any consumer packaging and 
free of charge by retail establishments, e.g., grocery, drug, 
convenience, department, specialty retail, discount stores, and 
restaurants, to their customers to package and carry their purchased 
products. The scope of the order excludes (1) polyethylene bags that 
are not printed with logos or store names and that are closeable with 
drawstrings made of polyethylene film and (2) polyethylene bags that 
are packed in consumer packaging with printing that refers to specific 
end-uses other than packaging and carrying merchandise from retail 
establishments, e.g., garbage bags, lawn bags, trash-can liners.
    As a result of changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS), imports of the subject merchandise are currently 
classifiable under statistical category 3923.21.0085 of the HTSUS. 
Furthermore, although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order 
is dispositive.

Final Results of Review

    The Department made no changes to the Preliminary Results. As a 
result of this review, we determine that a weighted-average dumping 
margin of 122.88 percent exists for K. International Packaging for the 
period August 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015.

Assessment

    The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 122.88 percent to all 
entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced and/
or exported by K. International Packaging. We intend to issue 
instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of 
this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of administrative review for all 
shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for K. International 
Packaging will be 122.88 percent, the weighted-average dumping margin 
established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for 
merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this 
review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash 
deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published 
for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the 
exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the 
less-than-fair-value investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash 
deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently 
completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of the 
merchandise; (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer has its 
own rate, the cash deposit rate will be 4.69 percent.\2\ These cash 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
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    \2\ See Notice of Implementation of Determination Under Section 
129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act and Partial Revocation of 
the Antidumping Duty Order on Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From 
Thailand, 75 FR 48940 (August 12, 2010).
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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 review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the destruction 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 results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).


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    Dated: May 31, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-13468 Filed 6-7-16; 8:45 am]
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