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Download as PDF 27226 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 14, 2017 / Notices their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter(s) that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice 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 and/or countervailing 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 the antidumping and/ or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the 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 terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these amended final results of administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: June 7, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES [A–570–937] Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2015– 2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) published the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 DATES: Effective June 14, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krisha Hill, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4037. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 8, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Results.1 We invited interested parties to submit comments on the Preliminary Results, but we received no comments. Scope of the Order [FR Doc. 2017–12303 Filed 6–13–17; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Preliminary Results of the seventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on February 8, 2017. The period of review (POR) for the administrative review is May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016. The review was initiated with respect to twenty companies. After rescinding the review with respect to RZBC Co., Ltd., RZBC Import & Export Co., Ltd., and RZBC (Juxian) Co., Ltd. (collectively, RZBC) at the Preliminary Results, seventeen companies remain under review. The Department finds that fifteen companies, including mandatory respondent Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co., Ltd. (Taihe), are part of the PRCwide entity, and two companies had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. No parties commented. Our final results remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results. The products covered by the order include the hydrous and anhydrous forms of citric acid, the dihydrate and anhydrous forms of sodium citrate, otherwise known as citric acid sodium salt, and the monohydrate and monopotassium forms of potassium citrate. Sodium citrate also includes both trisodium citrate and monosodium citrate, which are also known as citric acid trisodium salt and citric acid monosodium salt, respectively. Citric acid and sodium citrate are classifiable under 2918.14.0000 and 2918.15.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), respectively. 1 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016, 82 FR 9722 (February 8, 2017) (Preliminary Results). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Potassium citrate and crude calcium citrate are classifiable under 2918.15.5000 and 3824.90.9290 of the HTSUS, respectively. Blends that include citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate are classifiable under 3824.90.9290 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.2 Final Determination of No Shipments In the Preliminary Results, the Department determined Niran (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Niran) and Niran Biochemical Limited (Niran Biochemical) had no reviewable transactions during the POR.3 We received no comments concerning our finding of no shipments by Niran and Niran Biochemical. In these final results of review, we continue to find that Niran and Niran Biochemical had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Separate Rates The Department considers fifteen companies listed in the Initiation Notice, including Taihe, to be part of the PRC-wide entity. Because Taihe did not respond to the Department’s original questionnaire and did not provide separate rate information, Taihe has not established its eligibility for separate rate status. Furthermore, the remaining fourteen companies failed to provide separate rate applications or separate rate certifications necessary to establish their eligibility for a separate rate.4 Therefore, the Department determines that these fifteen companies, including Taihe, are not eligible for a separate rate and are part of the PRC-wide entity. Accordingly, the Department determined a rate consistent with the Department’s current practice regarding conditional review of the PRC-wide entity.5 2 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 74 FR 25703 (May 29, 2009) for a full description of the scope of the order. 3 See Preliminary Results, 82 FR at 9722. 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 44260, 44265 (July 7, 2016) (Initiation Notice). 5 See Preliminary Results and accompanying Decision Memorandum at 4. See also Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963, 65970 (November 4, 2013). Under this practice, the PRC-wide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or the Department selfinitiates, a review of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the PRC-wide entity, the entity is not under review and the entity’s rate is not subject to change. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 14, 2017 / Notices Final Results of Review The Department determines that the following companies are part of the PRC-wide entity: (1) Taihe, (2) Anhui BBCA International Co., Ltd., (3) BCH Chemical International Limited, (4) China Chem Source (HK) Co., Ltd., (5) COFCO Biochemical AnHui Co., Ltd., (6) Jiangsu Guoxin Union Energy Co., Ltd., (7) Kaifeng Chemical Co., Ltd., (8) Qingdao Chongzhi International, (9) Qingdao Samin Chemical Co., Ltd., (10) Shanghai Fenhe International Co., Ltd., (11) Sunshine Biotech International Co., Ltd., (12) Tianjin Kaifeng Chemical Co., Ltd., (13) TTCA Co., Ltd., (14) Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd., and (15) Yixing-Union Biochemical Co., Ltd. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Assessment The Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.6 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. The Department intends to instruct CBP to liquidate entries of subject merchandise from the PRC-wide entity, including entries of subject merchandise from Taihe, at 156.87 percent (the PRC-wide rate).7 For Niran and Niran Biochemical, which the Department determined had no shipments during the POR, all suspended entries will be liquidated at the assessment rate for the PRC-wide entity.8 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this AR 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 review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act): (1) For previously investigated or reviewed exporters of merchandise from the PRC which are not under review in this segment of the proceeding but which have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (2) 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 rate for the PRC- wide entity, 156.87 percent; and (3) 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 exporter(s) of merchandise from the PRC that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties This notice 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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to the administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely notification of the 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 and this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d) and 351.221(b)(5). Dated: June 8, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–12301 Filed 6–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration EU-U.S. Privacy Shield; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on the List of Arbitrators International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: 6 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 7 For a full discussion of this practice, see NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). 8 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 Notice; invitation for applications. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-937]


Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's Republic 
of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Final Determination of No Shipments; 2015-2016

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) published the 
Preliminary Results of the seventh administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric 
acid) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) on February 8, 2017. 
The period of review (POR) for the administrative review is May 1, 
2015, through April 30, 2016. The review was initiated with respect to 
twenty companies. After rescinding the review with respect to RZBC Co., 
Ltd., RZBC Import & Export Co., Ltd., and RZBC (Juxian) Co., Ltd. 
(collectively, RZBC) at the Preliminary Results, seventeen companies 
remain under review. The Department finds that fifteen companies, 
including mandatory respondent Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co., Ltd. 
(Taihe), are part of the PRC-wide entity, and two companies had no 
shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. We gave interested 
parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. No 
parties commented. Our final results remain unchanged from the 
Preliminary Results.

DATES: Effective June 14, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krisha Hill, Office IV, Enforcement & 
Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 
482-4037.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 8, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary 
Results.\1\ We invited interested parties to submit comments on the 
Preliminary Results, but we received no comments.
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    \1\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, 
and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 82 FR 9722 (February 8, 2017) 
(Preliminary Results).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order include the hydrous and anhydrous 
forms of citric acid, the dihydrate and anhydrous forms of sodium 
citrate, otherwise known as citric acid sodium salt, and the 
monohydrate and monopotassium forms of potassium citrate. Sodium 
citrate also includes both trisodium citrate and monosodium citrate, 
which are also known as citric acid trisodium salt and citric acid 
monosodium salt, respectively. Citric acid and sodium citrate are 
classifiable under 2918.14.0000 and 2918.15.1000 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), respectively. Potassium 
citrate and crude calcium citrate are classifiable under 2918.15.5000 
and 3824.90.9290 of the HTSUS, respectively. Blends that include citric 
acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate are classifiable under 
3824.90.9290 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise is dispositive.\2\
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    \2\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and 
the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 74 FR 25703 
(May 29, 2009) for a full description of the scope of the order.
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Final Determination of No Shipments

    In the Preliminary Results, the Department determined Niran 
(Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Niran) and Niran Biochemical Limited (Niran 
Biochemical) had no reviewable transactions during the POR.\3\ We 
received no comments concerning our finding of no shipments by Niran 
and Niran Biochemical. In these final results of review, we continue to 
find that Niran and Niran Biochemical had no shipments of subject 
merchandise during the POR.
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    \3\ See Preliminary Results, 82 FR at 9722.
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Separate Rates

    The Department considers fifteen companies listed in the Initiation 
Notice, including Taihe, to be part of the PRC-wide entity. Because 
Taihe did not respond to the Department's original questionnaire and 
did not provide separate rate information, Taihe has not established 
its eligibility for separate rate status. Furthermore, the remaining 
fourteen companies failed to provide separate rate applications or 
separate rate certifications necessary to establish their eligibility 
for a separate rate.\4\ Therefore, the Department determines that these 
fifteen companies, including Taihe, are not eligible for a separate 
rate and are part of the PRC-wide entity. Accordingly, the Department 
determined a rate consistent with the Department's current practice 
regarding conditional review of the PRC-wide entity.\5\
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    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 44260, 44265 (July 7, 2016) 
(Initiation Notice).
    \5\ See Preliminary Results and accompanying Decision Memorandum 
at 4. See also Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963, 65970 (November 4, 
2013). Under this practice, the PRC-wide entity will not be under 
review unless a party specifically requests, or the Department self-
initiates, a review of the entity. Because no party requested a 
review of the PRC-wide entity, the entity is not under review and 
the entity's rate is not subject to change.

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Final Results of Review

    The Department determines that the following companies are part of 
the PRC-wide entity: (1) Taihe, (2) Anhui BBCA International Co., Ltd., 
(3) BCH Chemical International Limited, (4) China Chem Source (HK) Co., 
Ltd., (5) COFCO Biochemical AnHui Co., Ltd., (6) Jiangsu Guoxin Union 
Energy Co., Ltd., (7) Kaifeng Chemical Co., Ltd., (8) Qingdao Chongzhi 
International, (9) Qingdao Samin Chemical Co., Ltd., (10) Shanghai 
Fenhe International Co., Ltd., (11) Sunshine Biotech International Co., 
Ltd., (12) Tianjin Kaifeng Chemical Co., Ltd., (13) TTCA Co., Ltd., 
(14) Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd., and (15) Yixing-Union 
Biochemical Co., Ltd.

Assessment

    The Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.\6\ The 
Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days 
after the publication date of the final results of this review. The 
Department intends to instruct CBP to liquidate entries of subject 
merchandise from the PRC-wide entity, including entries of subject 
merchandise from Taihe, at 156.87 percent (the PRC-wide rate).\7\ For 
Niran and Niran Biochemical, which the Department determined had no 
shipments during the POR, all suspended entries will be liquidated at 
the assessment rate for the PRC-wide entity.\8\
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \7\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Non-Market 
Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
    \8\ Id.
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this AR 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 
review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act): (1) For previously investigated or reviewed 
exporters of merchandise from the PRC which are not under review in 
this segment of the proceeding but which have separate rates, the cash 
deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published 
for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (2) 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 rate for 
the PRC-wide entity, 156.87 percent; and (3) 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 exporter(s) of 
merchandise from the PRC that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties

    This notice 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 POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to the 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely notification of the 
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 and this notice in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.213(d) and 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: June 8, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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