Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Taiwan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 10330-10331 [2017-02790]

Download as PDF 10330 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Notices LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [1/28/2017 through 2/3/2017] Firm name Firm address Flint Cliffs Manufacturing Corporation. Noble Plastics, Inc. .................. 1600 Bluff Road, Burlington, IA 52601. 318 Burleigh Lane, Grand Coteau, LA 70541. 648 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY 12302. Applied Robotics, Inc .............. Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Miriam Kearse, Lead Program Analyst. [FR Doc. 2017–02809 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–839, A–583–833] Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Taiwan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and Taiwan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of the AD orders. DATES: Effective February 10, 2017. Date accepted for investigation 1/30/2017 2/1/2017 2/2/2017 Product(s) The firm manufactures metal Fabrication and painting of base metals into various shapes and forms. The firm manufactures injection molded products. The firm manufactures robotic end-of-arm tooling, grippers, tool changers, collision sensors and docking modules. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg, Office I, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1785. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 25, 2000, the Department published the AD Orders on polyester staple fiber from Korea and Taiwan.1 On August 1, 2016, the Department published the notice of initiation of the third sunset review of the AD Orders on polyester staple fiber from Korea and Taiwan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the AD Orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping.3 The Department, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the AD Orders be revoked. On January 18, 2017, the ITC determined that revoking the AD Orders on polyester staple fiber from Korea and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury with a reasonably foreseeable time.4 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea and Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, 65 FR 33807, 33808 (May 25, 2000); see also Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea: Notice of Amended Final Determination and Amended Order Pursuant to Final Court Decision, 68 FR 74552, 74553 (December, 24, 2003) (AD Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 81 FR 50462 (August 1, 2016). 3 See Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea and Taiwan: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 92783 (December 20, 2016), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 4 See Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea and Taiwan, Inv. Nos. 731–TA–825–826 (Third Review), USITC Publication 4668, January 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scope of the Orders Polyester staple fiber covered by the orders is defined as synthetic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, of polyesters measuring 3.3 decitex (3 denier, inclusive) or more in diameter. This merchandise is cut to lengths varying from one inch (25 mm) to five inches (127 mm). The merchandise subject to the orders may be coated, usually with a silicon, or other finish, or not coated. Polyester staple fiber is generally used as stuffing in sleeping bags, mattresses, ski jackets, comforters, cushions, pillows, and furniture. Merchandise of less than 3.3 decitex (less than 3 denier) currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) at subheading 5503.20.00.25 is specifically excluded from the orders. Also, specifically excluded from the orders are polyester staple fibers of 10 to 18 denier that are cut to lengths of 6 to 8 inches (fibers used in the manufacture of carpeting). In addition, low-melt polyester staple fiber is excluded from the orders. Low-melt polyester staple fiber is defined as a bicomponent fiber with an outer sheath that melts at a significantly lower temperature than its inner core. The merchandise subject to the orders is currently classifiable in the HTSUS at subheadings 5503.20.00.45 and 5503.20.00.65. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only; the written description of the merchandise covered by the scope of the orders is dispositive. Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD Orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD Orders on polyester staple fiber from Korea and Taiwan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 10331 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Notices collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the AD Orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the AD Orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. This five-year sunset review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: February 7, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–02790 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an InQuota Rate of Duty Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Effective February 10, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–3692. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (the Act) requires the Department of Commerce (the Department) to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish quarterly updates to the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Department’s quarterly update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the periods July 1, 2016, through September 30, 2016. The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign governments on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. The Department will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. The Department encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Dated: February 3, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN-QUOTA RATE OF DUTY Gross 1 subsidy ($/lb) Net 2 subsidy ($/lb) Country Program(s) 28 European Union Member States 3 .......................... Canada ......................................................................... Norway .......................................................................... European Union Restitution Payments ........................ Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese .......... Indirect (Milk) Subsidy .................................................. Consumer Subsidy ....................................................... $0.00 0.46 0.00 0.00 $0.00 0.46 0.00 0.00 Total ....................................................................... Deficiency Payments .................................................... 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Switzerland ................................................................... 1 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5). in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6). 3 The 28 member states of the European Union are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. 2 Defined [FR Doc. 2017–02788 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 27 (Friday, February 10, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10330-10331]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02790]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-839, A-583-833]


Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and 
Taiwan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) 
that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain 
polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and Taiwan 
would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and 
material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is 
publishing this notice of continuation of the AD orders.

DATES: Effective February 10, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg, Office I, AD/CVD 
Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1785.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 25, 2000, the Department published the AD Orders on 
polyester staple fiber from Korea and Taiwan.\1\ On August 1, 2016, the 
Department published the notice of initiation of the third sunset 
review of the AD Orders on polyester staple fiber from Korea and 
Taiwan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).\2\ As a result of its review, the Department 
determined that revocation of the AD Orders would likely lead to a 
continuation or recurrence of dumping.\3\ The Department, therefore, 
notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail 
should the AD Orders be revoked. On January 18, 2017, the ITC 
determined that revoking the AD Orders on polyester staple fiber from 
Korea and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence 
of material injury with a reasonably foreseeable time.\4\
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    \1\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of 
Korea and Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber 
from the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, 65 FR 33807, 33808 (May 25, 
2000); see also Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea: Notice of 
Amended Final Determination and Amended Order Pursuant to Final 
Court Decision, 68 FR 74552, 74553 (December, 24, 2003) (AD Orders).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 81 FR 50462 
(August 1, 2016).
    \3\ See Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of 
Korea and Taiwan: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 92783 (December 20, 2016), and 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.
    \4\ See Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea and Taiwan, Inv. Nos. 
731-TA-825-826 (Third Review), USITC Publication 4668, January 2017.
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Scope of the Orders

    Polyester staple fiber covered by the orders is defined as 
synthetic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for 
spinning, of polyesters measuring 3.3 decitex (3 denier, inclusive) or 
more in diameter. This merchandise is cut to lengths varying from one 
inch (25 mm) to five inches (127 mm). The merchandise subject to the 
orders may be coated, usually with a silicon, or other finish, or not 
coated. Polyester staple fiber is generally used as stuffing in 
sleeping bags, mattresses, ski jackets, comforters, cushions, pillows, 
and furniture. Merchandise of less than 3.3 decitex (less than 3 
denier) currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (``HTSUS'') at subheading 5503.20.00.25 is specifically 
excluded from the orders. Also, specifically excluded from the orders 
are polyester staple fibers of 10 to 18 denier that are cut to lengths 
of 6 to 8 inches (fibers used in the manufacture of carpeting). In 
addition, low-melt polyester staple fiber is excluded from the orders. 
Low-melt polyester staple fiber is defined as a bi-component fiber with 
an outer sheath that melts at a significantly lower temperature than 
its inner core. The merchandise subject to the orders is currently 
classifiable in the HTSUS at subheadings 5503.20.00.45 and 
5503.20.00.65. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only; the written description of the merchandise 
covered by the scope of the orders is dispositive.

Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the AD Orders would likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), 
the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD Orders on 
polyester staple fiber from Korea and Taiwan. U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection will continue to

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collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry 
for all imports of subject merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of the AD Orders will be the 
date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department 
intends to initiate the next five-year review of the AD Orders not 
later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date 
of continuation.
    This five-year sunset review and this notice are in accordance with 
section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: February 7, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-02790 Filed 2-9-17; 8:45 am]
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