Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 51853-51855 [2016-18669]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 151 / Friday, August 5, 2016 / Notices All requests must be filed electronically in Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’) on Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS Web site at http:// access.trade.gov.4 Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(l)(i), a copy of each request must be served on the petitioner and each exporter or producer specified in the request. The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of ‘‘Initiation of Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation’’ for requests received by the last day of August 2016. If the Department does not receive, by the last day of August 2016, a request for review of entries covered by an order, finding, or suspended investigation listed in this notice and for the period identified above, the Department will instruct CBP to assess antidumping or countervailing duties on those entries at a rate equal to the cash deposit of (or bond for) estimated antidumping or countervailing duties required on those entries at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit previously ordered. For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ‘‘gap’’ period of the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the period of review. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: July 28, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–18540 Filed 8–4–16; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 4 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Aug 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–992] Monosodium Glutamate From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) is conducting the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on monosodium glutamate (‘‘MSG’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) covering the period of review (‘‘POR’’) May 8, 2014 through October 31, 2015. This review covers 38 manufacturers/ exporters (‘‘the companies’’) of the subject merchandise. None of these companies have filed a separate rate application (‘‘SRA’’) and/or a separate rate certification (‘‘SRC’’) to establish its separate rate status. Therefore, the Department preliminarily finds that the companies are part of the PRC-wide entity. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective August 5, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Wallace or Alexander Cipolla, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6251 or (202) 482–4956, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 3, 2015, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on MSG from the PRC.1 In response, on November 30, 2015, Ajinomoto North America, Inc. (‘‘Petitioner’’ or ‘‘Ajinomoto’’) requested a review of 38 companies.2 Also on November 20, 2015, Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. and its affiliate, Hulunbeier Northeast Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (collectively, 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 80 FR 67706 (November 3, 2015). 2 See Letter from Ajinomoto to the Department of Commerce, Re: ‘‘Monosodium Glutamate from China: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated November 30, 2015, at footnote 1 which lists 38 companies for which Ajinomoto sought review. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51853 ‘‘Fufeng’’) requested a review.3 The Department initiated a review of all 38 companies, which included Fufeng, on January 7, 2016.4 On February 8, 2016, Fufeng timely withdrew its request for review.5 No party timely submitted an SRA or an SRC.6 Thereafter, Petitioner submitted comments on the Department’s selection of respondents, encouraging the Department to employ its customary policy to treat companies as a part of the country-wide entity in reviews where no party submits an SRA or SRC.7 Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is MSG, whether or not blended or in solution with other products. Specifically, MSG that has been blended or is in solution with other product(s) is included in this scope when the resulting mix contains 15 percent or more of MSG by dry weight. Products with which MSG may be blended include, but are not limited to, salts, sugars, starches, maltodextrins, and various seasonings. Further, MSG is included in this order regardless of physical form (including, but not limited to, in monohydrate or anhydrous form, or as substrates, solutions, dry powders of any particle size, or unfinished forms such as MSG slurry), end-use application, or packaging. MSG in monohydrate form has a molecular formula of C5H8NO4Na-H2O, a Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number of 6106– 04–3, and a Unique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) number of W81N5U6R6U. MSG in anhydrous form has a molecular formula of C5H8NO4Na, a CAS registry number of l42–47–2, and a UNII number of C3C196L9FG. Merchandise covered by the scope of this order is currently 3 See Letter from Fufeng to the Department of Commerce, Re: ‘‘Request for the First Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated November 30, 2015. 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 736 (January 7, 2016) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 5 See Letter from Fufeng to the Department of Commerce, Re: ‘‘Withdrawal of Review Request: First Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated February 8, 2016. Because the Petitioner’s request for review included Fufeng, it was not removed from the administrative review. 6 Because of tolling, the deadline for SRAs and SRCs was extended four business days until February 12, 2016. See Memorandum from Ron Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, Re: ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government Closure during Snowstorm ‘Jonas,’ ’’ dated January 27, 2016. 7 See Letter from Ajinomoto to the Department of Commerce, Re: ‘‘MSG from China: Comments on Respondent Selection,’’ dated February 29, 2016. E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 51854 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 151 / Friday, August 5, 2016 / Notices classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) at subheading 2922.42.10.00. Merchandise subject to the order may also enter under HTS subheadings 2922.42.50.00, 2103.90.72.00, 2103.90.74.00, 2103.90.78.00, 2103.90.80.00, and 2103.90.90.91. The tariff classifications, CAS registry numbers, and UNII numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope is dispositive.8 Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.213.9 Preliminary Results of Review The Department’s policy regarding conditional review of the PRC-wide entity applies to this administrative review.10 Under this policy, the PRCwide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or the Department self-initiates, a review of the entity. The Department preliminarily determines that the 38 companies subject to review are part of the PRCwide entity. None of the 38 companies filed an SRA or an SRC. No review has been requested for the PRC-wide entity. Therefore, the Department preliminarily determines that these companies have not demonstrated their eligibility for separate rate status and are part of the PRC-wide entity. The PRC-wide entity rate is 40.41 percent.11 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results and may submit case briefs and/or written comments, filed electronically via 8 See Monosodium Glutamate From the People’s Republic of China: Second Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amended Antidumping Order, 80 FR 487 (January 6, 2015). 9 For a complete description of the methodology underlying this preliminary result, see ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China; 2014–2015,’’ at 3–4 (dated concurrently with this notice). 10 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963, 65970 (November 4, 2013). 11 See Monosodium Glutamate From the People’s Republic of China: Second Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amended Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 487 (January 6, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Aug 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS), within 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review.12 ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit in Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.13 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to submit with each argument a statement of the issue, a brief summary of the argument, and a table of authorities.14 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Department within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice.15 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) The number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.16 The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless extended, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results of this review, the Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise covered by this review.17 We intend to instruct CBP to liquidate entries containing subject merchandise exported by the companies under review that we determine in the final results to be part of the PRC-wide entity at the PRC-wide rate of 40.41 percent. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1) and (2). 14 See 19 CFR 351.309(c) and (d); see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 15 See 19 CFR 351.310(c) 16 See 19 CFR 310(d). 17 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). publication of this review in the Federal Register.18 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For companies that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporterspecific rate; (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 that for the PRC-wide entity (i.e., 40.41 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 that supplied that nonPRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 315.402(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 Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(4). 12 See 13 See PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18 For a full discussion of this practice, see NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 151 / Friday, August 5, 2016 / Notices Dated: August 1, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Non-Market Economy Country Status 5. PRC-Wide Entity Background Every five years, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the International Trade Commission [FR Doc. 2016–18669 Filed 8–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 51855 automatically initiate and conduct a review to determine whether revocation of a countervailing or antidumping duty order or termination of an investigation suspended under section 704 or 734 of the Act would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or a countervailable subsidy (as the case may be) and of material injury. Upcoming Sunset Reviews for September 2016 The following Sunset Reviews are scheduled for initiation in September 2016 and will appear in that month’s Notice of Initiation of Five-Year Sunset Review (‘‘Sunset Review’’). Department Contact Antidumping Duty Proceedings Sulfanilic Acid from China (A–570–815) (4th Review) .......................................... Sulfanilic Acid from India (A–533–806) (4th Review) ............................................ Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe (A–588–850) (Over 41⁄2 Inches) from Japan (3rd Review). Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe (A–588–851) (Under 41⁄2 Inches) from Japan (3rd Review). Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe (A–485–805) (Under 41⁄2 Inches) from Romania (3rd Review). David Goldberger: (202) 482–4136. David Goldberger: (202) 482–4136. David Goldberger: (202) 482–4136. David Goldberger: (202) 482–4136. David Goldberger: (202) 482–4136. Countervailing Duty Proceedings Sulfanilic Acid from India (C–533–807) (4th Review) ............................................ David Goldberger: (202) 482–4136. Suspended Investigations mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES No Sunset Review of suspended investigations is scheduled for initiation in September 2016. The Department’s procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in 19 CFR 351.218. The Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews provides further information regarding what is required of all parties to participate in Sunset Reviews. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(c), the Department will maintain and make available a service list for these proceedings. To facilitate the timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding contact the Department in writing within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Please note that if the Department receives a Notice of Intent to Participate from a member of the domestic industry within 15 days of the date of initiation, the review will continue. Thereafter, any interested party wishing to participate in the Sunset Review must provide substantive comments in response to the notice of initiation no later than 30 days after the date of initiation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Aug 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: July 28, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–18537 Filed 8–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–967] Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective August 5, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Scott or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2657 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 26, 2011, the Department published the notice of the antidumping duty order on aluminum extrusions from the PRC.1 On April 1, 2016, the Department published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of 1 See Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 76 FR 30650 (May 26, 2011) (AD Order). E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 151 (Friday, August 5, 2016)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-992]


Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2014-2015

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting 
the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 
monosodium glutamate (``MSG'') from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC'') covering the period of review (``POR'') May 8, 2014 through 
October 31, 2015. This review covers 38 manufacturers/exporters (``the 
companies'') of the subject merchandise. None of these companies have 
filed a separate rate application (``SRA'') and/or a separate rate 
certification (``SRC'') to establish its separate rate status. 
Therefore, the Department preliminarily finds that the companies are 
part of the PRC-wide entity. We invite interested parties to comment on 
these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective August 5, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Wallace or Alexander Cipolla, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 
482-6251 or (202) 482-4956, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 3, 2015, the Department published a notice of 
opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty 
order on MSG from the PRC.\1\ In response, on November 30, 2015, 
Ajinomoto North America, Inc. (``Petitioner'' or ``Ajinomoto'') 
requested a review of 38 companies.\2\ Also on November 20, 2015, 
Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. and its affiliate, 
Hulunbeier Northeast Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (collectively, 
``Fufeng'') requested a review.\3\ The Department initiated a review of 
all 38 companies, which included Fufeng, on January 7, 2016.\4\ On 
February 8, 2016, Fufeng timely withdrew its request for review.\5\ No 
party timely submitted an SRA or an SRC.\6\ Thereafter, Petitioner 
submitted comments on the Department's selection of respondents, 
encouraging the Department to employ its customary policy to treat 
companies as a part of the country-wide entity in reviews where no 
party submits an SRA or SRC.\7\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative 
Review, 80 FR 67706 (November 3, 2015).
    \2\ See Letter from Ajinomoto to the Department of Commerce, Re: 
``Monosodium Glutamate from China: Request for Administrative 
Review,'' dated November 30, 2015, at footnote 1 which lists 38 
companies for which Ajinomoto sought review.
    \3\ See Letter from Fufeng to the Department of Commerce, Re: 
``Request for the First Administrative Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order on Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of 
China,'' dated November 30, 2015.
    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 736 (January 7, 2016) (``Initiation 
Notice'').
    \5\ See Letter from Fufeng to the Department of Commerce, Re: 
``Withdrawal of Review Request: First Administrative Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Monosodium Glutamate from the People's 
Republic of China,'' dated February 8, 2016. Because the 
Petitioner's request for review included Fufeng, it was not removed 
from the administrative review.
    \6\ Because of tolling, the deadline for SRAs and SRCs was 
extended four business days until February 12, 2016. See Memorandum 
from Ron Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, Re: ``Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of 
the Government Closure during Snowstorm `Jonas,' '' dated January 
27, 2016.
    \7\ See Letter from Ajinomoto to the Department of Commerce, Re: 
``MSG from China: Comments on Respondent Selection,'' dated February 
29, 2016.
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is MSG, whether or not blended or 
in solution with other products. Specifically, MSG that has been 
blended or is in solution with other product(s) is included in this 
scope when the resulting mix contains 15 percent or more of MSG by dry 
weight. Products with which MSG may be blended include, but are not 
limited to, salts, sugars, starches, maltodextrins, and various 
seasonings. Further, MSG is included in this order regardless of 
physical form (including, but not limited to, in monohydrate or 
anhydrous form, or as substrates, solutions, dry powders of any 
particle size, or unfinished forms such as MSG slurry), end-use 
application, or packaging. MSG in monohydrate form has a molecular 
formula of C5H8NO4Na-H2O, a Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) 
registry number of 6106-04-3, and a Unique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) 
number of W81N5U6R6U. MSG in anhydrous form has a molecular formula of 
C5H8NO4Na, a CAS registry number of l42-47-2, and a UNII number of 
C3C196L9FG. Merchandise covered by the scope of this order is currently

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classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') at subheading 2922.42.10.00. Merchandise subject to the 
order may also enter under HTS subheadings 2922.42.50.00, 
2103.90.72.00, 2103.90.74.00, 2103.90.78.00, 2103.90.80.00, and 
2103.90.90.91. The tariff classifications, CAS registry numbers, and 
UNII numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes; 
however, the written description of the scope is dispositive.\8\
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    \8\ See Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of 
China: Second Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Amended Antidumping Order, 80 FR 487 (January 6, 2015).
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), and 
19 CFR 351.213.\9\
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    \9\ For a complete description of the methodology underlying 
this preliminary result, see ``Decision Memorandum for the 
Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of 
Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of China; 2014-
2015,'' at 3-4 (dated concurrently with this notice).
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Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department's policy regarding conditional review of the PRC-
wide entity applies to this administrative review.\10\ Under this 
policy, the PRC-wide entity will not be under review unless a party 
specifically requests, or the Department self-initiates, a review of 
the entity.
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    \10\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963, 65970 (November 4, 
2013).
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    The Department preliminarily determines that the 38 companies 
subject to review are part of the PRC-wide entity. None of the 38 
companies filed an SRA or an SRC. No review has been requested for the 
PRC-wide entity. Therefore, the Department preliminarily determines 
that these companies have not demonstrated their eligibility for 
separate rate status and are part of the PRC-wide entity. The PRC-wide 
entity rate is 40.41 percent.\11\
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    \11\ See Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of 
China: Second Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Amended Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 487 (January 6, 
2015).
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Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary 
results and may submit case briefs and/or written comments, filed 
electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS), 
within 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary 
results of review.\12\ ACCESS is available to registered users at 
http://access.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit in Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. Rebuttal 
briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed 
within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\13\ 
Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are 
requested to submit with each argument a statement of the issue, a 
brief summary of the argument, and a table of authorities.\14\
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1) and (2).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c) and (d); see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for 
general filing requirements).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate 
if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Department 
within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice.\15\ Requests 
should contain: (1) The party's name, address and telephone number; (2) 
The number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. 
Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the 
respective case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is 
made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to 
be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230.\16\ The Department intends to issue the 
final results of this administrative review, which will include the 
results of our analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 
120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal 
Register, unless extended, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.
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    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c)
    \16\ See 19 CFR 310(d).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results of this review, the Department 
will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') shall 
assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject 
merchandise covered by this review.\17\ We intend to instruct CBP to 
liquidate entries containing subject merchandise exported by the 
companies under review that we determine in the final results to be 
part of the PRC-wide entity at the PRC-wide rate of 40.41 percent. The 
Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days 
after the date of publication of this review in the Federal 
Register.\18\
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    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \18\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Non-Market 
Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the 
subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by 
sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For companies that have a 
separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the 
final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de 
minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously 
investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above 
that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, 
the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-
specific rate; (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 that for the PRC-wide entity (i.e., 40.41 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 that supplied that non-PRC exporter. 
These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 315.402(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 Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(4).


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    Dated: August 1, 2016.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Scope of the Order
4. Non-Market Economy Country Status
5. PRC-Wide Entity

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