Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From the People's Republic of China and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 36732-36733 [2017-16573]

Download as PDF 36732 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 150 / Monday, August 7, 2017 / Notices Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0250. On April 27, 2011, the Department of Commerce (Department) published the notice of the AD Order on nails from the UAE.1 On April 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the AD Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act).2 On April 4, 2017, the Department received a notice of intent to participate from one domestic interested party: Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (Mid Continent) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 Mid Continent claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a manufacturer in the United States of a domestic like product. On May 4, 2017, the Department received a complete and adequate substantive response from Mid Continent within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 The Department received no substantive responses from respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the AD Order. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES The merchandise covered by this order includes certain steel nails having a shaft length up to 12 inches. These imports are currently classified under subheadings 7317.00.55, 7317.00.65, and 7317.00.75 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive.5 1 See Certain Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27421 (May 10, 2012) (AD Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 82 FR 16159 (April 3, 2017) (Notice of Initiation). 3 See Mid Continent’s submission ‘‘Re: Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates: Entry of Appearance, Notice of Intent to Participate in Review, and APO Application’’ (April 4 2017). 4 See Mid Continent’s submission ‘‘Re: Certain Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation of Sunset review’’ (May 3, 2017). 5 For a full description of the scope of the AD Order, see Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Gary Taverman, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘First Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results,’’ dated concurrently with, and adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Aug 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation of the AD Order and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the order were revoked, is provided in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.6 The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Services System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B0824 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed on the Internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to section 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, the Department determines that revocation of the AD Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weighted-average dumping margins up to 184.41 percent. Notification to Interested Parties This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or 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 results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.218, and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii). 6 See PO 00000 Issues and Decision Memorandum. Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: July 28, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Margins Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–16500 Filed 8–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–972; A–583–848] Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on stilbenic optical brightening agents (stilbenic OBAs) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Reviews’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective August 7, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eli Lovely, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 10, 2012, the Department published the antidumping duty orders on stilbenic OBAs from the PRC and Taiwan.1 On April 3, 2017, the 1 See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From the People’s Republic of China: Amended E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 150 / Monday, August 7, 2017 / Notices Department initiated the first sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on stilbenic OBAs from the PRC and Taiwan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On April 18, 2017, the Department received a timely notice of intent to participate in the sunset reviews from Archroma, U.S., Inc. (Archroma), the descendant company of the petitioner in the original investigation, within the 15-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 On May 3, 2017, domestic interested parties filed a timely substantive response with the Department pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 The Department did not receive a substantive response from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of the Orders. Scope of the Orders The merchandise subject to these Orders is final stilbenic OBA products, as well as intermediate products that are themselves triazinylaminostilbenes produced during the synthesis of stilbenic OBA products. These stilbenic OBAs are classifiable under subheading 3204.20.8000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS US), but they may also enter under subheadings 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 2921.59.8090. The Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice, provides a full description of the scope of the Orders.5 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these sunset reviews are addressed in the Decision Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27423 (May 10, 2012); and Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27419 (May 10, 2012) (Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 82 FR 16159 (April 3, 2017). 3 Berwick Offray LLC claimed interested party status as a manufacturer of the domestic like product, pursuant to section 771(9)(C) of the Act. 4 See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from China. Case No. A–570–972—Petitioner’s Substantive Response, (May 3, 2017), and Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan, Case No. A–583–848—Petitioner’s Substantive Response, (May 3, 2017). 5 See the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan’’ from Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office IV, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Gary Taverman Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Aug 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 36733 Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Orders were to be revoked. The Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Dated: August 1, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Final Results of Sunset Reviews DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, the Department determines that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the margin of dumping likely to prevail if the Orders are revoked would be up to 106.17 percent for the PRC and up to 6.19 percent for Taiwan. International Trade Administration Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or 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. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. History of the Orders V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Margins Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Reviews VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–16573 Filed 8–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC–DBIA) International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC–DBIA). AGENCY: The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (Council) will hold a meeting via teleconference, during which the Secretary of Commerce will provide feedback on the Council’s introductory letter to the President, submitted in February 2017, and published at http:// trade.gov/pac-dbia/recmeet.asp. The Secretary will also provide formal direction to the Council for the next phase of analysis and recommendations to be requested on behalf of the President. The final agenda for the meeting will be posted at least one week in advance of the meeting on the Council’s Web site at http://trade.gov/ pac-dbia. DATES: This teleconference will be held on August 22, 2017, 2:00–3:00 p.m. (EDT). The deadline for members of the public to register to join the meeting in listen mode or to submit comments for consideration at the meeting is 5:00 p.m. (EDT), August 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held by conference call. The call-in number and passcode will be provided by email to registrants. Requests to register SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 150 (Monday, August 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-972; A-583-848]


Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From the People's 
Republic of China and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset 
Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty 
orders on stilbenic optical brightening agents (stilbenic OBAs) from 
the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels indicated in the 
``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective August 7, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eli Lovely, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1593.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 10, 2012, the Department published the antidumping duty 
orders on stilbenic OBAs from the PRC and Taiwan.\1\ On April 3, 2017, 
the

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Department initiated the first sunset reviews of the antidumping duty 
orders on stilbenic OBAs from the PRC and Taiwan pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On April 18, 
2017, the Department received a timely notice of intent to participate 
in the sunset reviews from Archroma, U.S., Inc. (Archroma), the 
descendant company of the petitioner in the original investigation, 
within the 15-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ On 
May 3, 2017, domestic interested parties filed a timely substantive 
response with the Department pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\4\ 
The Department did not receive a substantive response from any 
respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the 
Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of the Orders.
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    \1\ See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From the 
People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27423 (May 
10, 2012); and Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From 
Taiwan: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value 
and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27419 (May 10, 2012) (Orders).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 82 FR 16159 
(April 3, 2017).
    \3\ Berwick Offray LLC claimed interested party status as a 
manufacturer of the domestic like product, pursuant to section 
771(9)(C) of the Act.
    \4\ See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from China. 
Case No. A-570-972--Petitioner's Substantive Response, (May 3, 
2017), and Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan, 
Case No. A-583-848--Petitioner's Substantive Response, (May 3, 
2017).
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Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise subject to these Orders is final stilbenic OBA 
products, as well as intermediate products that are themselves 
triazinylaminostilbenes produced during the synthesis of stilbenic OBA 
products. These stilbenic OBAs are classifiable under subheading 
3204.20.8000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTS US), but they may also enter under subheadings 2933.69.6050, 
2921.59.4000 and 2921.59.8090. The Decision Memorandum, which is hereby 
adopted by this notice, provides a full description of the scope of the 
Orders.\5\
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    \5\ See the ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited 
Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Stilbenic 
Optical Brightening Agents from the People's Republic of China and 
Taiwan'' from Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office IV, Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Gary Taverman Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this 
notice (Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these sunset reviews are addressed in the 
Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum 
include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the 
magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Orders were to be 
revoked.
    The Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 
electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and 
in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The 
signed Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Sunset Reviews

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, 
the Department determines that revocation of the Orders would likely 
lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude 
of the margin of dumping likely to prevail if the Orders are revoked 
would be up to 106.17 percent for the PRC and up to 6.19 percent for 
Taiwan.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of the return or 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.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.218 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii).

    Dated: August 1, 2017.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Orders
IV. History of the Orders
V. Legal Framework
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping
    2. Magnitude of the Margins Likely to Prevail
VII. Final Results of Sunset Reviews
VIII. Recommendation

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