Hydrofluorocarbon Blends From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 55436-55438 [2016-19873]

Download as PDF 55436 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2016 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Background International Trade Administration On April 25, 2016, the Department of Commerce (Department) published a notice of initiation of an antidumping duty investigation on ferrovanadium from the Republic of Korea.1 Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1) state the Department will make a preliminary determination no later than 140 days after the date of the initiation. The current deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation is no later than September 5, 2016. Postponement of Preliminary Determination mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act allows the Department to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation if the petitioner makes a timely request for an extension of the period within which the determination must be made. On August 5, 2016, the Vanadium Producers and Reclaimers Association (VPRA) and VPRA members AMG Vanadium LLC (AMG V), Bear Metallurgical Company (Bear), Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corporation (Gulf), and Evraz Stratcor, Inc. (Stratcor) (collectively, Petitioners) made a timely request, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e), for postponement of the preliminary determination, in order to provide the Department with sufficient time to develop the record in this proceeding. Because there are no compelling reasons to deny Petitioners’ request, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days. The new deadline for the preliminary determination is October 25, 2016. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act, the deadline for the final determination of this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: August 12, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–19857 Filed 8–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 1 See Ferrovanadium from the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair Value Investigation, 81 FR 24059 (April 25, 2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Aug 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 [A–570–028] Hydrofluorocarbon Blends From the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on hydrofluorocarbon blends from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). DATES: Effective August 19, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood or Dennis McClure, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3874 or (202) 482–5973. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on June 29, 2016, the Department published its affirmative final determination in the less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blends and components thereof from the PRC.1 On August 5, 2016, the ITC notified the Department of: Its affirmative determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of the LTFV imports of HFC blends from the PRC; its negative determination that an industry in the United States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of HFC components from the PRC; and its determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of HFC blends that are subject to the Department’s affirmative critical circumstances finding.2 1 See Hydrofluorocarbon Blends and Components Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances; 81 FR 42314 (June 29, 2016) (Final Determination). 2 See Letter to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Irving Williamson, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scope of the Order The products subject to this order are HFC blends. HFC blends covered by the scope are R–404A, a zeotropic mixture consisting of 52 percent 1,1,1 Trifluoroethane, 44 percent Pentafluoroethane, and 4 percent 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane; R–407A, a zeotropic mixture of 20 percent Difluoromethane, 40 percent Pentafluoroethane, and 40 percent 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane; R–407C, a zeotropic mixture of 23 percent Difluoromethane, 25 percent Pentafluoroethane, and 52 percent 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane; R–410A, a zeotropic mixture of 50 percent Difluoromethane and 50 percent Pentafluoroethane; and R–507A, an azeotropic mixture of 50 percent Pentafluoroethane and 50 percent 1,1,1Trifluoroethane also known as R–507. The foregoing percentages are nominal percentages by weight. Actual percentages of single component refrigerants by weight may vary by plus or minus two percent points from the nominal percentage identified above.3 Any blend that includes an HFC component other than R–32, R–125, R– 143a, or R–134a is excluded from the scope of this order. Excluded from this order are blends of refrigerant chemicals that include products other than HFCs, such as blends including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), hydrocarbons (HCs), or hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs). Also excluded from this order are patented HFC blends, including, but not limited to, ISCEON® blends, including MO99TM (R–438A), MO79 (R–422A), MO59 (R–417A), MO49PlusTM (R–437A) and MO29TM (R–4 22D), Genetron® PerformaxTM LT (R–407F), Choice® R– 421A, and Choice® R–421B. hydrofluorocarbon blends and components thereof from China (August 5, 2016) (ITC Letter). See also Hydrofluorocarbon Blends and Components from China (Investigation No. 731–TA–1279 (Final), USITC Publication 4629, August 2016). 3 R–404A is sold under various trade names, including Forane® 404A, Genetron® 404A, Solkane® 404A, Klea® 404A, and Suva®404A. R– 407A is sold under various trade names, including Forane® 407A, Solkane® 407A, Klea®407A, and Suva®407A. R–407C is sold under various trade names, including Forane® 407C, Genetron® 407C, Solkane® 407C, Klea® 407C and Suva® 407C. R– 410A is sold under various trade names, including EcoFluor R410, Forane® 410A, Genetron® R410A and AZ–20, Solkane® 410A, Klea® 410A, Suva® 410A, and Puron®. R–507A is sold under various trade names, including Forane® 507, Solkane® 507, Klea®507, Genetron®AZ–50, and Suva®507. R–32 is sold under various trade names, including Solkane®32, Forane®32, and Klea®32. R–125 is sold under various trade names, including Solkane®125, Klea®125, Genetron®125, and Forane®125. R–143a is sold under various trade names, including Solkane®143a, Genetron®143a, and Forane®125. E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2016 / Notices HFC blends covered by the scope of this order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings 3824.78.0020 and 3824.78.0050. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. Antidumping Duty Order mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES As stated above, on August 5, 2016, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination in this investigation. In its determination, the ITC found two domestic like products: (1) HFC blends, and (2) HFC components. The ITC notified the Department of: Its affirmative determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of the LTFV imports of HFC blends from the PRC; its negative determination that an industry in the United States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of HFC components from the PRC; and its determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of HFC blends that are subject to the Department’s affirmative critical circumstances finding.4 Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are issuing this antidumping duty order with respect to HFC blends as identified in the ‘‘Scope of the Order’’ section above. Because the ITC determined that imports of HFC blends from the PRC are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from the PRC, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of HFC blends from the PRC. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated 4 See ITC Letter. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Aug 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 entries of HFC blends from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after February 1, 2016, the date of publication of the preliminary determination,5 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final injury determination as further described below. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries of HFC blends from the PRC. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amounts as indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination,6 CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins listed below.7 The ‘‘PRC-wide’’ rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed, as appropriate. With respect to the ITC’s negative determination with respect to imports of HFC components from the PRC, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation for entries of HFC components from the PRC and to refund any cash deposits made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties. Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six 5 See Hydrofluorocarbon Blends and Components Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, and Postponement of Final Determination; 81 FR 5098 (February 1, 2016) (Preliminary Determination). 6 See Hydrofluorocarbon Blends and Components From China; Determination, 81 FR 53157 (August 11, 2016). 7 See section 736(a)(3) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55437 months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion of HFC blends from the PRC, the Department extended the four-month period to six months in each case.8 In the underlying investigation, the Department published the preliminary determination on February 1, 2016. Therefore, the extended period, beginning on the date of publication of the preliminary determination, ended on July 30, 2016. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice,9 we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of HFC blends from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after July 30, 2016, the date on which the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. Critical Circumstances With regard to the ITC’s negative critical circumstances determination on imports of HFC blends from the PRC, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of HFC blends from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after November 3, 2015 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination), but before February 1, 2016 (i.e., the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination). Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins The weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages are as follows: 8 See Preliminary Determination. Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India, Italy, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determination for India and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 48390 (July 25, 2016). 9 See E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 55438 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2016 / Notices Weightedaverage margin (%) Exporter Producer T.T. International Co., Ltd 10 .......................................................... Sinochem Environmental Protection Chemicals (Taicang) Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Lantian Environmental Protection Fluoro Material Co. Ltd. Jinhua Yonghe Fluorochemical Co., Ltd ....................................... Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd ............................... Shandong Huaan New Material Co., Ltd ...................................... Zhejiang Zhonglan Refrigeration Technology Co., Ltd ................. Dongyang Weihua Refrigerants Co., Ltd ...................................... Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd ...................................... Arkema Daikin Advanced Fluorochemicals (Changsu) Co., Ltd. (Arkema Daikin). Zhejiang Yonghe Refrigerant Co., Ltd .......................................... Shandong Huaan New Material Co., Ltd ...................................... Zhejiang Lantian Environmental Protection Fluoro Material Co., Ltd. Sinochem Environmental Protection Chemicals (Taicang) Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Quzhou Lianzhou Refrigerants Co., Ltd ........................ T.T. International Co., Ltd .............................................................. T.T. International Co., Ltd .............................................................. T.T. International Co., Ltd .............................................................. T.T. International Co., Ltd .............................................................. T.T. International Co., Ltd .............................................................. T.T. International Co., Ltd .............................................................. Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd ....................................... Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd ....................................... Jinhua Yonghe Fluorochemical Co., Ltd ........................................ Shandong Huaan New Material Co., Ltd ....................................... Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Yonghe Refrigerant Co., Ltd ........................................... Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd.). Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.). PRC-Wide Entity ............................................................................ This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to HFC blends from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: August 15, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–19873 Filed 8–18–16; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 10 In this investigation, the Department determined to treat T.T. International, Ltd. (Dalian) and T.T. International Ltd. (Hong Kong) as a single entity (i.e., T.T. International Co., Ltd. or TTI) for purposes of this antidumping duty proceeding. See Memorandum to Melissa G. Skinner, Director, Office II, from Dennis McClure, International Trade Analyst, entitled, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation of Hydrofluorocarbons from the People’s Republic of China: Affiliation and Single Entity Status,’’ dated June 21, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Aug 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 101.82 101.82 101.82 101.82 101.82 101.82 101.82 101.82 101.82 101.82 101.82 101.82 101.82 101.82 Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd ............................... 101.82 Jinhua Yonghe Fluorochemical Co., Ltd ....................................... Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd.). Jiangsu Sanmei Chemicals Co., Ltd ............................................. 101.82 101.82 ........................................................................................................ 216.37 101.82 Brazil, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Mexico, and Poland, filed in proper International Trade Administration form on behalf of Lion Elastomers LLC and East West Copolymer, LLC [A–351–849, A–580–890, A–201–848, A–455– (Petitioners).1 Petitioners are domestic 805] producers of ESB rubber.2 On July 25, 26, and August 2, 2016, Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber the Department requested additional From Brazil, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Poland: Initiation of Less- information and clarification of certain areas of the Petitions.3 Petitioners filed Than-Fair-Value Investigations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective August 10, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Jackson at (202) 482–4406 (Brazil); Frances Veith at (202) 482–4295 (Republic of Korea); Julia Hancock or Javier Barrientos at (202) 482–1394 or (202) 482–2243, respectively (Mexico); and Stephen Bailey or William Horn at (202) 482–0193 or (202) 482–2615, respectively (Poland), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: The Petitions On July 21, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received antidumping duty (AD) petitions concerning imports of emulsion styrenebutadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 See Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Poland, dated July 21, 2016 (the Petitions). 2 See Petitions, at 2, and Exhibits I–1 and I–2. 3 See Letter from the Department to Petitioners entitled ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Poland: Supplemental Questions,’’ dated July 25, 2016 (General Issues Supplemental Questionnaire); see also Letter from the Department to Petitioners entitled ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil: Supplemental Questions,’’ dated July 26, 2016 (Brazil Supplemental Questionnaire); see also Letter from the Department to Petitioners entitled ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Republic of Korea: Supplemental Questions,’’ dated July 26, 2016 (Korea Supplemental Questionnaire); see also Letter from the Department to Petitioners entitled ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Mexico: Supplemental Questions,’’ dated July 26, 2016 (Mexico Supplemental Questionnaire); see also Letter from the Department to Petitioners entitled ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Mexico: Supplemental Questions,’’ dated July E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-028]


Hydrofluorocarbon Blends From the People's Republic of China: 
Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the 
ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on 
hydrofluorocarbon blends from the People's Republic of China (PRC).

DATES: Effective August 19, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood or Dennis McClure, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3874 or (202) 482-5973.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on June 29, 2016, 
the Department published its affirmative final determination in the 
less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) 
blends and components thereof from the PRC.\1\ On August 5, 2016, the 
ITC notified the Department of: Its affirmative determination that an 
industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning 
of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of the LTFV imports of 
HFC blends from the PRC; its negative determination that an industry in 
the United States is not materially injured or threatened with material 
injury by reason of imports of HFC components from the PRC; and its 
determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to 
imports of HFC blends that are subject to the Department's affirmative 
critical circumstances finding.\2\
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    \1\ See Hydrofluorocarbon Blends and Components Thereof from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical 
Circumstances; 81 FR 42314 (June 29, 2016) (Final Determination).
    \2\ See Letter to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of 
Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Irving Williamson, 
Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding 
hydrofluorocarbon blends and components thereof from China (August 
5, 2016) (ITC Letter). See also Hydrofluorocarbon Blends and 
Components from China (Investigation No. 731-TA-1279 (Final), USITC 
Publication 4629, August 2016).
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Scope of the Order

    The products subject to this order are HFC blends. HFC blends 
covered by the scope are R-404A, a zeotropic mixture consisting of 52 
percent 1,1,1 Trifluoroethane, 44 percent Pentafluoroethane, and 4 
percent 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane; R-407A, a zeotropic mixture of 20 
percent Difluoromethane, 40 percent Pentafluoroethane, and 40 percent 
1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane; R-407C, a zeotropic mixture of 23 percent 
Difluoromethane, 25 percent Pentafluoroethane, and 52 percent 1,1,1,2-
Tetrafluoroethane; R-410A, a zeotropic mixture of 50 percent 
Difluoromethane and 50 percent Pentafluoroethane; and R-507A, an 
azeotropic mixture of 50 percent Pentafluoroethane and 50 percent 
1,1,1-Trifluoroethane also known as R-507. The foregoing percentages 
are nominal percentages by weight. Actual percentages of single 
component refrigerants by weight may vary by plus or minus two percent 
points from the nominal percentage identified above.\3\
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    \3\ R-404A is sold under various trade names, including 
Forane[supreg] 404A, Genetron[supreg] 404A, Solkane[supreg] 404A, 
Klea[supreg] 404A, and Suva[supreg]404A. R-407A is sold under 
various trade names, including Forane[supreg] 407A, Solkane[supreg] 
407A, Klea[supreg]407A, and Suva[supreg]407A. R-407C is sold under 
various trade names, including Forane[supreg] 407C, Genetron[supreg] 
407C, Solkane[supreg] 407C, Klea[supreg] 407C and Suva[supreg] 407C. 
R-410A is sold under various trade names, including EcoFluor R410, 
Forane[supreg] 410A, Genetron[supreg] R410A and AZ-20, 
Solkane[supreg] 410A, Klea[supreg] 410A, Suva[supreg] 410A, and 
Puron[supreg]. R-507A is sold under various trade names, including 
Forane[supreg] 507, Solkane[supreg] 507, Klea[supreg]507, 
Genetron[supreg]AZ-50, and Suva[supreg]507. R-32 is sold under 
various trade names, including Solkane[supreg]32, Forane[supreg]32, 
and Klea[supreg]32. R-125 is sold under various trade names, 
including Solkane[supreg]125, Klea[supreg]125, Genetron[supreg]125, 
and Forane[supreg]125. R-143a is sold under various trade names, 
including Solkane[supreg]143a, Genetron[supreg]143a, and 
Forane[supreg]125.
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    Any blend that includes an HFC component other than R-32, R-125, R-
143a, or R-134a is excluded from the scope of this order.
    Excluded from this order are blends of refrigerant chemicals that 
include products other than HFCs, such as blends including 
chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), 
hydrocarbons (HCs), or hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs).
    Also excluded from this order are patented HFC blends, including, 
but not limited to, ISCEON[supreg] blends, including MO99TM 
(R-438A), MO79 (R-422A), MO59 (R-417A), MO49PlusTM (R-437A) 
and MO29TM (R-4 22D), Genetron[supreg] 
PerformaxTM LT (R-407F), Choice[supreg] R-421A, and 
Choice[supreg] R-421B.

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    HFC blends covered by the scope of this order are currently 
classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) at subheadings 3824.78.0020 and 3824.78.0050. Although the 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description of the scope is dispositive.

Antidumping Duty Order

    As stated above, on August 5, 2016, in accordance with section 
735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final 
determination in this investigation. In its determination, the ITC 
found two domestic like products: (1) HFC blends, and (2) HFC 
components. The ITC notified the Department of: Its affirmative 
determination that an industry in the United States is materially 
injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by 
reason of the LTFV imports of HFC blends from the PRC; its negative 
determination that an industry in the United States is not materially 
injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of HFC 
components from the PRC; and its determination that critical 
circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of HFC blends that 
are subject to the Department's affirmative critical circumstances 
finding.\4\ Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, 
we are issuing this antidumping duty order with respect to HFC blends 
as identified in the ``Scope of the Order'' section above. Because the 
ITC determined that imports of HFC blends from the PRC are materially 
injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from 
the PRC, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are 
subject to the assessment of antidumping duties.
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    \4\ See ITC Letter.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the 
Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties 
equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise 
exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the 
merchandise, for all relevant entries of HFC blends from the PRC. 
Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of HFC 
blends from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after February 1, 2016, the date of publication of 
the preliminary determination,\5\ but will not include entries 
occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and 
before publication of the ITC's final injury determination as further 
described below.
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    \5\ See Hydrofluorocarbon Blends and Components Thereof from the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Preliminary Determination of 
Critical Circumstances, in Part, and Postponement of Final 
Determination; 81 FR 5098 (February 1, 2016) (Preliminary 
Determination).
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will 
instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries 
of HFC blends from the PRC. These instructions suspending liquidation 
will remain in effect until further notice.
    We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the 
amounts as indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of 
publication of the ITC's final affirmative injury determination,\6\ CBP 
will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit 
estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margins listed below.\7\ The 
``PRC-wide'' rate applies to all producers or exporters not 
specifically listed, as appropriate.
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    \6\ See Hydrofluorocarbon Blends and Components From China; 
Determination, 81 FR 53157 (August 11, 2016).
    \7\ See section 736(a)(3) of the Act.
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    With respect to the ITC's negative determination with respect to 
imports of HFC components from the PRC, we will instruct CBP to 
terminate the suspension of liquidation for entries of HFC components 
from the PRC and to refund any cash deposits made to secure the payment 
of estimated antidumping duties.

Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months, except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six 
months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant 
proportion of HFC blends from the PRC, the Department extended the 
four-month period to six months in each case.\8\ In the underlying 
investigation, the Department published the preliminary determination 
on February 1, 2016. Therefore, the extended period, beginning on the 
date of publication of the preliminary determination, ended on July 30, 
2016.
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    \8\ See Preliminary Determination.
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    Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive 
duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC's final 
injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of 
the Act and our practice,\9\ we will instruct CBP to terminate the 
suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to 
antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of HFC blends from the PRC 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after July 
30, 2016, the date on which the provisional measures expired, until and 
through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC's final 
injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation 
will resume on the date of publication of the ITC's final determination 
in the Federal Register.
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    \9\ See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India, 
Italy, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and 
Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determination for 
India and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 48390 (July 25, 
2016).
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Critical Circumstances

    With regard to the ITC's negative critical circumstances 
determination on imports of HFC blends from the PRC, we will instruct 
CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to secure 
the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of 
HFC blends from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after November 3, 2015 (i.e., 90 days prior to the 
date of publication of the Preliminary Determination), but before 
February 1, 2016 (i.e., the date of publication of the Preliminary 
Determination).

Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

    The weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages are as 
follows:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
             Exporter                       Producer             margin
                                                                  (%)
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T.T. International Co., Ltd \10\.  Sinochem Environmental         101.82
                                    Protection Chemicals
                                    (Taicang) Co., Ltd.
T.T. International Co., Ltd......  Zhejiang Lantian               101.82
                                    Environmental Protection
                                    Fluoro Material Co. Ltd.
T.T. International Co., Ltd......  Jinhua Yonghe                  101.82
                                    Fluorochemical Co., Ltd.
T.T. International Co., Ltd......  Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical       101.82
                                    Industry Co., Ltd.
T.T. International Co., Ltd......  Shandong Huaan New             101.82
                                    Material Co., Ltd.
T.T. International Co., Ltd......  Zhejiang Zhonglan              101.82
                                    Refrigeration Technology
                                    Co., Ltd.
T.T. International Co., Ltd......  Dongyang Weihua                101.82
                                    Refrigerants Co., Ltd.
Daikin Fluorochemicals (China)     Daikin Fluorochemicals         101.82
 Co., Ltd.                          (China) Co., Ltd.
Daikin Fluorochemicals (China)     Arkema Daikin Advanced         101.82
 Co., Ltd.                          Fluorochemicals (Changsu)
                                    Co., Ltd. (Arkema Daikin).
Jinhua Yonghe Fluorochemical Co.,  Zhejiang Yonghe                101.82
 Ltd.                               Refrigerant Co., Ltd.
Shandong Huaan New Material Co.,   Shandong Huaan New             101.82
 Ltd.                               Material Co., Ltd.
Weitron International              Zhejiang Lantian               101.82
 Refrigeration Equipment            Environmental Protection
 (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.                Fluoro Material Co., Ltd.
Weitron International              Sinochem Environmental         101.82
 Refrigeration Equipment            Protection Chemicals
 (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.                (Taicang) Co., Ltd.
Weitron International              Zhejiang Quzhou Lianzhou       101.82
 Refrigeration Equipment            Refrigerants Co., Ltd.
 (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
Weitron International              Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical       101.82
 Refrigeration Equipment            Industry Co., Ltd.
 (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Yonghe Refrigerant Co.,   Jinhua Yonghe                  101.82
 Ltd.                               Fluorochemical Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry  Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical       101.82
 Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Sanmei         Industry Co., Ltd.
 Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd.).          (Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical
                                    Ind. Co., Ltd.).
Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry  Jiangsu Sanmei Chemicals       101.82
 Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Sanmei         Co., Ltd.
 Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.).
PRC-Wide Entity..................  ..........................     216.37
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    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
HFC blends from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. 
Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently 
in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
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    \10\ In this investigation, the Department determined to treat 
T.T. International, Ltd. (Dalian) and T.T. International Ltd. (Hong 
Kong) as a single entity (i.e., T.T. International Co., Ltd. or TTI) 
for purposes of this antidumping duty proceeding. See Memorandum to 
Melissa G. Skinner, Director, Office II, from Dennis McClure, 
International Trade Analyst, entitled, ``Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Hydrofluorocarbons from the People's Republic of 
China: Affiliation and Single Entity Status,'' dated June 21, 2016.
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    This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: August 15, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-19873 Filed 8-18-16; 8:45 am]
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