1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 22807-22809 [2017-10078]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 95 / Thursday, May 18, 2017 / Notices jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES antidumping duties on all appropriate entries in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. If the weighted-average dumping margin for Shin Yang is not zero or de minimis in the final results, then the Department will calculate importerspecific assessment rates. Because Shin Yang did not report the entered value of its sales, we will calculate importerspecific per-unit duty assessment rates by aggregating the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales of each importer and dividing each of these amounts by the total quantity (i.e., weight) associated with those sales. To determine whether the importerspecific per-unit assessment rates are de minimis, in accordance with the requirement set forth in 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem rates based on estimated entered values. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties all entries for which the importer-specific ad valorem rate is zero or de minimis. With respect to Yieh Hsing, if we continue to find that Yieh Hsing had no shipments of subject merchandise in the final results, we will instruct CBP to liquidate any existing entries of merchandise produced by Yieh Hsing, but exported by other parties, at the rate for the intermediate reseller, if available, or at the all-others rate.11 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Shin Yang will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for other manufacturers and exporters covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the companyspecific rate published for the most 11 See, e.g., Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 26922, 26923 (May 13, 2010), unchanged in Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 56989 (September 17, 2010). VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:43 May 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 recently completed segment of this proceeding in which that manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 9.70 percent, the all-others rate in the LTFV investigation.12 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notifications This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: May 10, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 22807 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–045] 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1Diphosphonic Acid From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on 1Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid (HEDP) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). We are also amending our Final Determination to correct ministerial errors with respect to Nanjing University of Chemical Technology Changzhou Wujin Water Quality Stabilizer Factory and Nantong Uniphos Chemicals Co., Ltd. (collectively, WW Group). DATES: Effective May 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Omar Qureshi or Kenneth Hawkins, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5307 or (202) 482–6491, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Appendix Period of Investigation List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2015, through December 30, 2015.1 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments 5. Comparisons to Normal Value 6. Product Comparisons 7. Date of Sale 8. Export Price 9. Normal Value 10. Currency Conversion 11. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–10058 Filed 5–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Background On March 23, 2017, the Department published in the Federal Register the Final Determination that HEDP from the PRC is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act).2 From March 23, 2017, to March 24, 2017, WW Group, Henan Qingshuiyuan Technology Co., Ltd. (Qingshuiyuan), and Compass Chemical International LLC (the petitioner) respectively submitted ministerial allegations concerning the 1 See 12 See Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Order, 49 FR 19369 (May 7, 1984). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1). 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 14876 (March 23, 2017) (Final Determination). 2 See E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 22808 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 95 / Thursday, May 18, 2017 / Notices Final Determination.3 On May 8, 2017, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from the PRC.4 On May 12, 2017, the ITC published its final determination in the Federal Register.5 Scope of the Order For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Appendix. Amendment to Final Determination After considering parties’ comments and reviewing the record, pursuant to section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e) and (f), the Department is amending the Final Determination to reflect the correction of ministerial errors it made in calculating the final margin assigned to the WW Group.6 In addition, because the rates for Qingshuiyuan, Jianghai Environmental Protection Co., Ltd., and the PRC-Wide Entity are based on the margins for WW Group and/or Shandong Taihe Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Taihe), we are also revising these rates.7 As a result of this amended final determination, we have revised the estimated weighted-average dumping margins and the export subsidy adjustments applied to the final weighted-average dumping margins as follows: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Producer Exporter Nanjing University of Chemical Technology Changzhou Wujin Water Quality Stabilizer Factory. Nanjing University of Chemical Technology Changzhou Wujin Water Quality Stabilizer Factory and Nantong Uniphos Chemicals Co., Ltd. Shandong Taihe Chemicals Co., Ltd ................................. Henan Qingshuiyuan Technology Co., Ltd ........................ Jianghai Environmental Protection Co., Ltd ....................... Shandong Taihe Water Treatment Technologies Co., Ltd Henan Qingshuiyuan Technology Co., Ltd ........................ Jianghai Environmental Protection Co., Ltd ....................... Cash deposit rate (percent) merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of HEDP from the PRC. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of HEDP from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after November 4, 2016, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination.8 63.80 167.58 90.64 90.64 167.28 90.34 90.34 167.58 PRC-Wide Entity 63.80 167.58 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Antidumping Duty Order In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act. Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this antidumping duty order. Because the ITC determined that imports of HEDP 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. 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 In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries of HEDP from the PRC. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act, the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit 9 equal to the weighted-average amount by which normal value (NV) exceeds U.S. price as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the exporter/producer combination listed in the table above will be the rate identified for that combination in the table; (2) for all combinations of PRC exporters/producers of merchandise under consideration that have not received their own separate rate above, the cash deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate established for the PRCwide entity; and (3) for all non-PRC exporters of the merchandise under consideration which have not received their own separate rate above, the cash deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC exporter/producer combination that supplied that non-PRC exporter. We normally adjust antidumping duty cash deposit rates by the amount of export subsidies, where appropriate. In the companion countervailing duty (CVD) investigation, we have found that the WW Group did not receive export 3 See Letter from WW Group to the Department, regarding ‘‘1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid (‘‘HEDP’’) from the People’s Republic of China, A–570–045; Request for Correction of Ministerial Error Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(f)’’ (March 23, 2017) (WW Group’s Ministerial Allegations); see also, Letter from QY to the Department, regarding ‘‘Request for Correction of Ministerial Error Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(f)’’ (March 24, 2017) (QY’s Ministerial Allegations); see also Letter from Petitioner to the Department, regarding ‘‘1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People’s Republic of China’’ (March 24, 2017) (Petitioner’s Ministerial Allegation). 4 See Letter to Ronald Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding HEDP from the PRC, (May 8, 2017) (ITC Letter). 5 See 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid (‘‘HEDP’’) from China; Determinations, 82 FR 22017 (May 11, 2017) (ITC Final). 6 For a detailed discussion of the ministerial error allegations, see Memorandum to James Maeder, Senior Director, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, through James C. Doyle, Director, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, Subject: Antidumping Duty Investigation of 1Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid People’s Republic of China: Ministerial Error Memorandum, dated concurrently with this notice (Amended Final Memorandum). 7 Id. 8 See 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 76916 (November 4, 2016) (Preliminary Determination) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 9 See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:43 May 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 Suspension of Liquidation PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 95 / Thursday, May 18, 2017 / Notices subsidies.10 Therefore, no offset to the WW Group’s cash deposit rate for export subsidies is necessary.11 With respect to Taihe, because its CVD rate in the companion investigation included an amount for export subsidies, an offset of 0.30 percent will be made to its cash deposit rate.12 With respect to the separate-rate companies, we find that an export subsidy adjustment of 0.30 percent to the cash deposit rate is warranted because this is the export subsidy rate included in the CVD ‘‘allothers’’ rate to which the separate-rate companies are subject. For the PRCwide entity, which continues to receive an adverse facts available (AFA) rate in this amended final determination, as an extension of the adverse inference found necessary pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act, the Department has not adjusted the PRC-wide entity’s AD cash deposit rate by the lowest export subsidy rate determined for any party in the companion CVD proceeding, because the lowest export subsidy rate determined in the companion CVD proceeding is 0.00 percent.13 14 Pursuant to section 777A(f) of the Act, we normally adjust preliminary cash deposit rates for estimated domestic subsidy pass-through, where appropriate. However, in this case there is no basis to grant a domestic subsidy pass-through adjustment.15 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 the exporters that account for a significant portion of HEDP from the PRC, we extended the jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 10 See Countervailing Duty Investigation of 1Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination, 82 FR 14872 (March 23, 2017). 11 Id. 12 Id. 13 See, e.g., Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances; In Part and Postponement of Final Determination, 80 FR 4250 (January 27, 2015) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at 35. 14 See Countervailing Duty Investigation of 1Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination and Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 81 FR 62084 (September 8, 2016). 15 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 28– 29. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:43 May 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 four-month period to six months in this case.16 In the underlying investigation, the Department published the Preliminary Determination on November 4, 2016. Therefore, the extended period beginning on the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination, ended May 2, 2017. 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, i.e., May 11, 2017.17 Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of HEDP from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after May 2, 2017, the date on which the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determinations, i.e., May 10, 2017, in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on May 11, 2017, the date of publication of the ITC Final. Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to HEDP 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 and amended final determination are published in accordance with sections 735(e), 736(a) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.211 and 351.224(e). Dated: May 12, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix The merchandise covered by this investigation includes all grades of aqueous acidic (non-neutralized) concentrations of 1hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), also referred to as hydroxyethylidenendiphosphonic acid, hydroxyethanediphosphonic acid, acetodiphosphonic acid, and etidronic acid. The Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number for HEDP is 2809–21–4. The merchandise subject to this investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 2931.90.9043. It may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 2811.19.6090 and 2931.90.9041. While 16 See 17 See PO 00000 Preliminary Determination. ITC Final. Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22809 HTSUS subheadings and the CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes only, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–10078 Filed 5–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–046] 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1Diphosphonic Acid From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing the countervailing duty order on 1Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid (HEDP) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). DATES: Effective May 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos at (202) 482–2243, or Matthew Renkey at (202) 482–2312, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background In accordance with section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), on March 23, 2017, the Department published its affirmative final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of HEDP from the PRC.1 On May 8, 2017, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from the PRC.2 1 See Countervailing Duty Investigation of 1Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination 82 FR 14872 (March 23, 2017). 2 See Letter to Ronald Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding HEDP from the PRC, (May 8, 2017) (ITC Letter). E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-045]


1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid From the People's 
Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the 
Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on 1-Hydroxyethylidene-
1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid (HEDP) from the People's Republic of China 
(PRC). We are also amending our Final Determination to correct 
ministerial errors with respect to Nanjing University of Chemical 
Technology Changzhou Wujin Water Quality Stabilizer Factory and Nantong 
Uniphos Chemicals Co., Ltd. (collectively, WW Group).

DATES: Effective May 18, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Omar Qureshi or Kenneth Hawkins, AD/
CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5307 or (202) 
482-6491, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Period of Investigation

    The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2015, through December 
30, 2015.\1\
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    \1\ See 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1).
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Background

    On March 23, 2017, the Department published in the Federal Register 
the Final Determination that HEDP from the PRC is being, or is likely 
to be, sold in the United States at LTFV, as provided in section 735 of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act).\2\ From March 23, 2017, to 
March 24, 2017, WW Group, Henan Qingshuiyuan Technology Co., Ltd. 
(Qingshuiyuan), and Compass Chemical International LLC (the petitioner) 
respectively submitted ministerial allegations concerning the

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Final Determination.\3\ On May 8, 2017, the ITC notified the Department 
of its affirmative determination that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of 
the Act, by reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from 
the PRC.\4\ On May 12, 2017, the ITC published its final determination 
in the Federal Register.\5\
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    \2\ See 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, 82 FR 14876 (March 23, 2017) (Final Determination).
    \3\ See Letter from WW Group to the Department, regarding ``1-
Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid (``HEDP'') from the 
People's Republic of China, A-570-045; Request for Correction of 
Ministerial Error Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(f)'' (March 23, 2017) 
(WW Group's Ministerial Allegations); see also, Letter from QY to 
the Department, regarding ``Request for Correction of Ministerial 
Error Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(f)'' (March 24, 2017) (QY's 
Ministerial Allegations); see also Letter from Petitioner to the 
Department, regarding ``1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid 
from the People's Republic of China'' (March 24, 2017) (Petitioner's 
Ministerial Allegation).
    \4\ See Letter to Ronald Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary 
of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Rhonda K. 
Schmidtlein, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 
regarding HEDP from the PRC, (May 8, 2017) (ITC Letter).
    \5\ See 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid (``HEDP'') 
from China; Determinations, 82 FR 22017 (May 11, 2017) (ITC Final).
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Scope of the Order

    For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Appendix.

Amendment to Final Determination

    After considering parties' comments and reviewing the record, 
pursuant to section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e) and (f), 
the Department is amending the Final Determination to reflect the 
correction of ministerial errors it made in calculating the final 
margin assigned to the WW Group.\6\ In addition, because the rates for 
Qingshuiyuan, Jianghai Environmental Protection Co., Ltd., and the PRC-
Wide Entity are based on the margins for WW Group and/or Shandong Taihe 
Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Taihe), we are also revising these rates.\7\
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    \6\ For a detailed discussion of the ministerial error 
allegations, see Memorandum to James Maeder, Senior Director, 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, through James C. 
Doyle, Director, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, Subject: 
Antidumping Duty Investigation of 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-
Diphosphonic Acid People's Republic of China: Ministerial Error 
Memorandum, dated concurrently with this notice (Amended Final 
Memorandum).
    \7\ Id.
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    As a result of this amended final determination, we have revised 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margins and the export subsidy 
adjustments applied to the final weighted-average dumping margins as 
follows:

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                                                   Weighted-
                                                    average      Cash
           Producer                 Exporter        dumping     deposit
                                                    margin       rate
                                                   (percent)   (percent)
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Nanjing University of Chemical  Nanjing                63.80       63.80
 Technology Changzhou Wujin      University of
 Water Quality Stabilizer        Chemical
 Factory.                        Technology
                                 Changzhou Wujin
                                 Water Quality
                                 Stabilizer
                                 Factory and
                                 Nantong Uniphos
                                 Chemicals Co.,
                                 Ltd.
Shandong Taihe Water Treatment  Shandong Taihe        167.58      167.28
 Technologies Co., Ltd.          Chemicals Co.,
                                 Ltd.
Henan Qingshuiyuan Technology   Henan                  90.64       90.34
 Co., Ltd.                       Qingshuiyuan
                                 Technology Co.,
                                 Ltd.
Jianghai Environmental          Jianghai               90.64       90.34
 Protection Co., Ltd.            Environmental
                                 Protection Co.,
                                 Ltd.
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                 PRC-Wide Entity                      167.58      167.58
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Antidumping Duty Order

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC has notified 
the Department of its final determination in this investigation, in 
which it found that an industry in the United States is materially 
injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act. 
Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are 
publishing this antidumping duty order. Because the ITC determined that 
imports of HEDP 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. 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 HEDP from the PRC. Antidumping 
duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of HEDP from the PRC 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
November 4, 2016, the date of publication of the Preliminary 
Determination.\8\
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    \8\ See 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the 
People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Postponement of Final 
Determination, 81 FR 76916 (November 4, 2016) (Preliminary 
Determination) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to 
suspend liquidation on all relevant entries of HEDP from the PRC. These 
instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further 
notice.
    Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act, the Department 
will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit \9\ equal to the weighted-
average amount by which normal value (NV) exceeds U.S. price as 
follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the exporter/producer 
combination listed in the table above will be the rate identified for 
that combination in the table; (2) for all combinations of PRC 
exporters/producers of merchandise under consideration that have not 
received their own separate rate above, the cash deposit rate will be 
the cash deposit rate established for the PRC-wide entity; and (3) for 
all non-PRC exporters of the merchandise under consideration which have 
not received their own separate rate above, the cash deposit rate will 
be the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC exporter/producer 
combination that supplied that non-PRC exporter.
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    \9\ See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of 
Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 
(October 3, 2011).
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    We normally adjust antidumping duty cash deposit rates by the 
amount of export subsidies, where appropriate. In the companion 
countervailing duty (CVD) investigation, we have found that the WW 
Group did not receive export

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subsidies.\10\ Therefore, no offset to the WW Group's cash deposit rate 
for export subsidies is necessary.\11\ With respect to Taihe, because 
its CVD rate in the companion investigation included an amount for 
export subsidies, an offset of 0.30 percent will be made to its cash 
deposit rate.\12\ With respect to the separate-rate companies, we find 
that an export subsidy adjustment of 0.30 percent to the cash deposit 
rate is warranted because this is the export subsidy rate included in 
the CVD ``all-others'' rate to which the separate-rate companies are 
subject. For the PRC-wide entity, which continues to receive an adverse 
facts available (AFA) rate in this amended final determination, as an 
extension of the adverse inference found necessary pursuant to section 
776(b) of the Act, the Department has not adjusted the PRC-wide 
entity's AD cash deposit rate by the lowest export subsidy rate 
determined for any party in the companion CVD proceeding, because the 
lowest export subsidy rate determined in the companion CVD proceeding 
is 0.00 percent.13 14
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    \10\ See Countervailing Duty Investigation of 1-
Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People's Republic 
of China: Final Affirmative Determination, 82 FR 14872 (March 23, 
2017).
    \11\ Id.
    \12\ Id.
    \13\ See, e.g., Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires 
from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Preliminary Affirmative Determination 
of Critical Circumstances; In Part and Postponement of Final 
Determination, 80 FR 4250 (January 27, 2015) and accompanying Issues 
and Decision Memorandum at 35.
    \14\ See Countervailing Duty Investigation of 1-
Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People's Republic 
of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination and Alignment of 
Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 81 FR 
62084 (September 8, 2016).
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    Pursuant to section 777A(f) of the Act, we normally adjust 
preliminary cash deposit rates for estimated domestic subsidy pass-
through, where appropriate. However, in this case there is no basis to 
grant a domestic subsidy pass-through adjustment.\15\
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    \15\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 28-29.
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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 the exporters that account for a significant 
portion of HEDP from the PRC, we extended the four-month period to six 
months in this case.\16\ In the underlying investigation, the 
Department published the Preliminary Determination on November 4, 2016. 
Therefore, the extended period beginning on the date of publication of 
the Preliminary Determination, ended May 2, 2017. 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, i.e., May 
11, 2017.\17\
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    \16\ See Preliminary Determination.
    \17\ See ITC Final.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of HEDP from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after May 2, 2017, the date on which 
the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding 
the date of publication of the ITC's final injury determinations, i.e., 
May 10, 2017, in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will 
resume on May 11, 2017, the date of publication of the ITC Final.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
HEDP 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 and amended final determination are published in 
accordance with sections 735(e), 736(a) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 
CFR 351.211 and 351.224(e).

    Dated: May 12, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

    The merchandise covered by this investigation includes all 
grades of aqueous acidic (non-neutralized) concentrations of 1-
hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), also referred to as 
hydroxyethylidenendiphosphonic acid, hydroxyethanediphosphonic acid, 
acetodiphosphonic acid, and etidronic acid. The Chemical Abstract 
Service (CAS) registry number for HEDP is 2809-21-4.
    The merchandise subject to this investigation is currently 
classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) at subheading 2931.90.9043. It may also enter under HTSUS 
subheadings 2811.19.6090 and 2931.90.9041. While HTSUS subheadings 
and the CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes only, the written description of the scope of this 
investigation is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2017-10078 Filed 5-17-17; 8:45 am]
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