Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 91115-91116 [2016-30308]

Download as PDF 91115 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 242 Friday, December 16, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–84–2016] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 21— Dorchester County, South Carolina, Notification of Proposed Production Activity, AGRU America Charleston, LLC (Industrial Pipes), North Charleston, South Carolina The South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of FTZ 21, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of AGRU America Charleston, LLC (AGRU), located in North Charleston, South Carolina. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on December 9, 2016. The AGRU facility is located within Site 5 of FTZ 21. The facility is used for the production of large volume industrial pipes for high volume flow applications. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt AGRU from customs duty payments on the foreign-status component used in export production. On its domestic sales, AGRU would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes (duty rate 3.1%) for the foreign-status input noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include high density polyethylene (HDPE) pellets having relative viscosity of 1.44 or more (duty rate 6.5%). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Dec 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is January 25, 2017. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: December 12, 2016. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–30341 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–920] Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 12, 2016, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on lightweight thermal paper (‘‘LWTP’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015. The review covers two exporters of subject merchandise: Jaan Huey Co. Ltd. (‘‘Jaan Huey’’) and Shanghai Hanhong Paper Co., Ltd. and Hanhong Paper Co. Ltd (together, ‘‘Hanhong’’). We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results. No party provided comment. Accordingly, for the final results of review, we continue to find that because neither respondent participated in this review, Jaan Huey and Hanhong have not demonstrated eligibility for a AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 separate rate in this segment of the proceeding, and therefore, we are treating both as part of the PRC-wide entity. DATES: Effective December 16, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5139. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 12, 2016, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published the Preliminary Results 1 of the instant review, preliminarily finding that because neither respondent participated in this review, Jaan Huey and Hanhong did not demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this segment of the proceeding and are, thus, both a part of the PRC-wide entity. We invited interested parties to submit comments on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments from interested parties. The Department has conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this review includes certain lightweight thermal paper, which is thermal paper with a basis weight of 70 grams per square meter (g/m2) (with a tolerance of ± 4.0 g/m2) or less; irrespective of dimensions; 2 with or without a base coat 3 on one or both sides; with thermal active coating(s) 4 on one or both sides that is a mixture of the dye and the developer that react and form an image when heat is applied; with or without 1 See Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014– 2015, 81 FR 53431 (August 12, 2016) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). 2 LWTP is typically produced in jumbo rolls that are slit to the specifications of the converting equipment and then converted into finished slit rolls. Both jumbo and converted rolls (as well as LWTP in any other form, presentation, or dimension) are covered by the scope of these orders. 3 A base coat, when applied, is typically made of clay and/or latex and like materials and is intended to cover the rough surface of the paper substrate and to provide insulating value. 4 A thermal active coating is typically made of sensitizer, dye, and co-reactant. E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 91116 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2016 / Notices a top coat; 5 and without an adhesive backing. Certain lightweight thermal paper is typically (but not exclusively) used in point-of-sale applications such as ATM receipts, credit card receipts, gas pump receipts, and retail store receipts. The merchandise subject to this review may be classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under subheadings 3703.10.60, 4811.59.20, 4811.90.8040, 4811.90.9090, 4820.10.20, 4823.40.00, 4811.90.8030, 4811.90.8050, 4811.90.9030, and 4811.90.9050.6 7 Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. Final Results of Review The Department continues to find that Jaan Huey and Hanhong are not eligible for a separate rate and are part of the PRC-wide entity for the period November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015. Because no party requested a review of the PRC-wide entity, and the Department no longer considers the PRC-wide entity as an exporter conditionally subject to administrative reviews, we did not conduct a review of the PRC-wide entity and the PRC-wide entity’s rate is not subject to change in this administrative review.8 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 115.29 percent (the rate applicable to the PRCwide entity) to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which 5 A top coat, when applied, is typically made of polyvinyl acetone, polyvinyl alcohol, and/or like materials and is intended to provide environmental protection, an improved surface for press printing, and/or wear protection for the thermal print head. 6 HTSUS subheading 4811.90.8000 was a classification used for LWTP until January 1, 2007. Effective that date, subheading 4811.90.8000 was replaced with 4811.90.8020 (for gift wrap, a nonsubject product) and 4811.90.8040 (for ‘‘other’’ including LWTP). HTSUS subheading 4811.90.9000 was a classification for LWTP until July 1, 2005. Effective that date, subheading 4811.90.9000 was replaced with 4811.90.9010 (for tissue paper, a nonsubject product) and 4811.90.9090 (for ‘‘other,’’ including LWTP). 7 As of January 1, 2009, the International Trade Commission deleted HTSUS subheadings 4811.90.8040 and 4811.90.9090 and added HTSUS subheadings 4811.90.8030, 4811.90.8050, 4811.90.9030, and 4811.90.9050 to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2009). See Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2009), available at <ww.usitc.gov>. These HTSUS subheadings were added to the scope of the order in LWTP’s LTFV investigation. 8 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 (November 4, 2013). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Dec 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 were exported by Jaan Huey and Hanhong. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. and the 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) of the Act. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Jaan Huey and Hanhong, as part of the PRC-wide entity, will be the PRC-wide rate of 115.29 percent; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters who are not under review in this segment of the proceeding but who have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (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 the PRC-wide rate of 115.29 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(s) that supplied that nonPRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Dated: December 12, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Notification to Importers This notice also 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 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. Notification to Interested Parties This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2016–30308 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–869] Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated FlatRolled Steel Products From Japan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 17, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat rolled steel products from Japan.1 The review covers one company, Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd. (Toyo Kohan). The period of review (POR) is November 19, 2013 through April 30, 2015. As a result of our analysis of the comments and information received, these final results do not differ from the Preliminary Results. DATES: Effective December 16, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dena Crossland or Brian Davis, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3362 or (202) 482–7924, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 17, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary Results. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), we invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results.2 We received a case brief from Thomas Steel Strip Corporation (Petitioner) on 1 See Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated FlatRolled Steel Products from Japan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2015, 81 FR 39627 (June 17, 2016) (Preliminary Results). 2 See Preliminary Results, 81 FR at 39628. E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-920]


Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

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

SUMMARY: On August 12, 2016, the Department of Commerce 
(``Department'') published the preliminary results of the 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on lightweight 
thermal paper (``LWTP'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). 
The period of review (``POR'') is November 1, 2014, through October 31, 
2015. The review covers two exporters of subject merchandise: Jaan Huey 
Co. Ltd. (``Jaan Huey'') and Shanghai Hanhong Paper Co., Ltd. and 
Hanhong Paper Co. Ltd (together, ``Hanhong''). We invited interested 
parties to comment on our preliminary results. No party provided 
comment. Accordingly, for the final results of review, we continue to 
find that because neither respondent participated in this review, Jaan 
Huey and Hanhong have not demonstrated eligibility for a separate rate 
in this segment of the proceeding, and therefore, we are treating both 
as part of the PRC-wide entity.

DATES: Effective December 16, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5139.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On August 12, 2016, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published the Preliminary Results \1\ of the instant review, 
preliminarily finding that because neither respondent participated in 
this review, Jaan Huey and Hanhong did not demonstrate eligibility for 
a separate rate in this segment of the proceeding and are, thus, both a 
part of the PRC-wide entity. We invited interested parties to submit 
comments on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments from 
interested parties.
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    \1\ See Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2014-2015, 81 FR 53431 (August 12, 2016) (``Preliminary 
Results'').
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    The Department has conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this review includes certain lightweight 
thermal paper, which is thermal paper with a basis weight of 70 grams 
per square meter (g/m\2\) (with a tolerance of  4.0 g/m\2\) 
or less; irrespective of dimensions; \2\ with or without a base coat 
\3\ on one or both sides; with thermal active coating(s) \4\ on one or 
both sides that is a mixture of the dye and the developer that react 
and form an image when heat is applied; with or without

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a top coat; \5\ and without an adhesive backing. Certain lightweight 
thermal paper is typically (but not exclusively) used in point-of-sale 
applications such as ATM receipts, credit card receipts, gas pump 
receipts, and retail store receipts. The merchandise subject to this 
review may be classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (``HTSUS'') under subheadings 3703.10.60, 4811.59.20, 
4811.90.8040, 4811.90.9090, 4820.10.20, 4823.40.00, 4811.90.8030, 
4811.90.8050, 4811.90.9030, and 4811.90.9050.6 7 Although 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive.
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    \2\ LWTP is typically produced in jumbo rolls that are slit to 
the specifications of the converting equipment and then converted 
into finished slit rolls. Both jumbo and converted rolls (as well as 
LWTP in any other form, presentation, or dimension) are covered by 
the scope of these orders.
    \3\ A base coat, when applied, is typically made of clay and/or 
latex and like materials and is intended to cover the rough surface 
of the paper substrate and to provide insulating value.
    \4\ A thermal active coating is typically made of sensitizer, 
dye, and co-reactant.
    \5\ A top coat, when applied, is typically made of polyvinyl 
acetone, polyvinyl alcohol, and/or like materials and is intended to 
provide environmental protection, an improved surface for press 
printing, and/or wear protection for the thermal print head.
    \6\ HTSUS subheading 4811.90.8000 was a classification used for 
LWTP until January 1, 2007. Effective that date, subheading 
4811.90.8000 was replaced with 4811.90.8020 (for gift wrap, a non-
subject product) and 4811.90.8040 (for ``other'' including LWTP). 
HTSUS subheading 4811.90.9000 was a classification for LWTP until 
July 1, 2005. Effective that date, subheading 4811.90.9000 was 
replaced with 4811.90.9010 (for tissue paper, a non-subject product) 
and 4811.90.9090 (for ``other,'' including LWTP).
    \7\ As of January 1, 2009, the International Trade Commission 
deleted HTSUS subheadings 4811.90.8040 and 4811.90.9090 and added 
HTSUS subheadings 4811.90.8030, 4811.90.8050, 4811.90.9030, and 
4811.90.9050 to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(2009). See Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2009), 
available at <ww.usitc.gov>. These HTSUS subheadings were added to 
the scope of the order in LWTP's LTFV investigation.
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Final Results of Review

    The Department continues to find that Jaan Huey and Hanhong are not 
eligible for a separate rate and are part of the PRC-wide entity for 
the period November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015. Because no party 
requested a review of the PRC-wide entity, and the Department no longer 
considers the PRC-wide entity as an exporter conditionally subject to 
administrative reviews, we did not conduct a review of the PRC-wide 
entity and the PRC-wide entity's rate is not subject to change in this 
administrative review.\8\
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    \8\ 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 (November 4, 2013).
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Assessment Rates

    We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to 
apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 115.29 percent (the rate 
applicable to the PRC-wide entity) to all entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR which were exported by Jaan Huey and 
Hanhong. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 
15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this administrative review for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as 
provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit 
rate for Jaan Huey and Hanhong, as part of the PRC-wide entity, will be 
the PRC-wide rate of 115.29 percent; (2) for previously investigated or 
reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters who are not under review in this 
segment of the proceeding but who have separate rates, the cash deposit 
rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the 
most recent period; (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 the PRC-wide rate of 115.29 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(s) 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 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 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.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which 
continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction 
of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby 
requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an 
APO is a sanctionable violation.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: December 12, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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