Dioctyl Terephthalate From the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Order, 39409-39410 [2017-17627]

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AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39409 Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty (AD) order on dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). DATES: August 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita at (202) 482–4243 or Shanah Lee at (202) 482–6386, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), on June 26, 2017, the Department published its affirmative final determination in the less than fair value (LTFV) investigation of DOTP from Korea.1 On August 9, 2017, the ITC notified the Department of its final affirmative determination, pursuant to section 735(d) of the Act, that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of LTFV imports of DOTP from Korea, within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act.2 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP), regardless of form. DOTP that has been blended with other products is included within this scope when such blends include constituent parts that have not been chemically reacted with each other to produce a different product. For such blends, only the DOTP component of the mixture is covered by the scope of this order. DOTP that is otherwise subject to this order is not excluded when commingled with DOTP from sources not subject to this order. Commingled refers to the mixing of subject and non-subject DOTP. Only the subject component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of the order. DOTP has the general chemical formulation C6H4(C8H17COO)2 and a 1 See Dioctyl Terephthalate From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 82 FR 28824 (June 26, 2017) (Final Determination). 2 See Letter to Gary Taverman, Acting Assistant Secretary, from Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding the antidumping duty investigation concerning imports of dioctyl terephthalate from the Republic of Korea (Investigation Nos 701–TA– 1330), dated August 9, 2017 (ITC Letter). E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 39410 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 159 / Friday, August 18, 2017 / Notices chemical name of ‘‘bis (2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate’’ and has a Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number of 6422–86–2. Regardless of the label, all DOTP is covered by this order. Subject merchandise is currently classified under subheading 2917.39.2000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 2917.39.7000 or 3812.20.1000 of the HTSUS. While the CAS registry number and HTSUS classification are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Antidumping Duty Order As stated above, on August 9, 2017, in accordance with sections 735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination that the industry in the United States producing is materially injured by reason of the LTFV imports od DOTP from Korea.3 Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are issuing this antidumping duty order. Because the ITC determined that imports of DOTP from Korea are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Korea, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. As a result of the ITC’s final affirmative determination, 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 DOTP from Korea. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of DOTP from Korea entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after February 3, 2017, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination,4 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register, should such entries exist, as further described below. Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries of DOTP from Korea. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. The Department will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination in the Federal Register, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit rate equal to the estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margins listed below.5 The ‘‘all-others’’ rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed. 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 exporters that account for a significant proportion of DOTP from Korea, the Department extended the four-month period to six months.6 The Department published the Preliminary Determination in this investigation on February 3, 2017.7 Therefore, the extended period, beginning on the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination, ended on August 1, 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. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice,8 the Department will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of DOTP from Korea entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 5 See 6 See Section 736(a)(3) of the Act. Preliminary Determination. 7 Id. 3 Id. 4 See Dioctyl Terephthalate from the Republic of Korea: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Negative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final Determination, 82 FR 9195 (February 3, 2017) (Preliminary Determination). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Aug 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 8 See, e.g., Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India, Italy, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determination for India and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 48390 (July 25, 2016). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consumption after August 1, 2017, the date on which the provisional measures expired, until and through August 14, 2017, the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register.9 Estimated Weighted-Average Antidumping Duty Margins The weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages are as follows: Exporter/producer Weightedaverage margins (percent) Aekyung Petrochemical Co., Ltd LG Chem, Ltd ............................. All-Others .................................... 4.08 2.71 3.69 Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to DOTP from Korea 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 is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: August 15, 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. [FR Doc. 2017–17627 Filed 8–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–837] Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has completed the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cutto-length carbon-quality steel plate (CTL Plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, period of review (POR). We have determined that AGENCY: 9 See Dioctyl Terephthalate (DOTP) From Korea; Determination, 82 FR 38708 (August 15, 2017). E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 159 (Friday, August 18, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE



International Trade Administration



[A-580-889]




Dioctyl Terephthalate From the Republic of Korea: 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 (AD) order on dioctyl 

terephthalate (DOTP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea).



DATES: August 18, 2017.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita at (202) 482-4243 or 

Shanah Lee at (202) 482-6386, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, 

Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 

Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:



Background



    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 

of 1930, as amended (Act), on June 26, 2017, the Department published 

its affirmative final determination in the less than fair value (LTFV) 

investigation of DOTP from Korea.\1\ On August 9, 2017, the ITC 

notified the Department of its final affirmative determination, 

pursuant to section 735(d) of the Act, that an industry in the United 

States is materially injured by reason of LTFV imports of DOTP from 

Korea, within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act.\2\

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    \1\ See Dioctyl Terephthalate From the Republic of Korea: Final 

Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative 

Determination of Critical Circumstances, 82 FR 28824 (June 26, 2017) 

(Final Determination).

    \2\ See Letter to Gary Taverman, Acting Assistant Secretary, 

from Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade 

Commission, regarding the antidumping duty investigation concerning 

imports of dioctyl terephthalate from the Republic of Korea 

(Investigation Nos 701-TA-1330), dated August 9, 2017 (ITC Letter).

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Scope of the Order



    The merchandise covered by this order is dioctyl terephthalate 

(DOTP), regardless of form. DOTP that has been blended with other 

products is included within this scope when such blends include 

constituent parts that have not been chemically reacted with each other 

to produce a different product. For such blends, only the DOTP 

component of the mixture is covered by the scope of this order.

    DOTP that is otherwise subject to this order is not excluded when 

commingled with DOTP from sources not subject to this order. Commingled 

refers to the mixing of subject and non-subject DOTP. Only the subject 

component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of the 

order.

    DOTP has the general chemical formulation 

C6H4(C8H17COO)2 

and a



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chemical name of ``bis (2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate'' and has a 

Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number of 6422-86-2. 

Regardless of the label, all DOTP is covered by this order.

    Subject merchandise is currently classified under subheading 

2917.39.2000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 

(HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 

2917.39.7000 or 3812.20.1000 of the HTSUS. While the CAS registry 

number and HTSUS classification are provided for convenience and 

customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is 

dispositive.



Antidumping Duty Order



    As stated above, on August 9, 2017, in accordance with sections 

735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, the ITC has notified the 

Department of its final determination that the industry in the United 

States producing is materially injured by reason of the LTFV imports od 

DOTP from Korea.\3\ Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of 

the Act, we are issuing this antidumping duty order. Because the ITC 

determined that imports of DOTP from Korea are materially injuring a 

U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Korea, 

entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the 

assessment of antidumping duties.

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    \3\ Id.

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    As a result of the ITC's final affirmative determination, 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 DOTP from Korea. Antidumping duties will be assessed on 

unliquidated entries of DOTP from Korea entered, or withdrawn from 

warehouse, for consumption on or after February 3, 2017, the date of 

publication of the Preliminary Determination,\4\ but will not include 

entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures 

period and before publication of the ITC's final injury determination 

in the Federal Register, should such entries exist, as further 

described below.

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    \4\ See Dioctyl Terephthalate from the Republic of Korea: 

Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 

Value, Negative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, 

and Postponement of Final Determination, 82 FR 9195 (February 3, 

2017) (Preliminary Determination).

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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation



    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will 

instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries 

of DOTP from Korea. These instructions suspending liquidation will 

remain in effect until further notice.

    The Department will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits 

equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins indicated 

below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC's 

final affirmative injury determination in the Federal Register, CBP 

will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit 

estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit rate equal 

to the estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margins listed 

below.\5\ The ``all-others'' rate applies to all producers or exporters 

not specifically listed.

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    \5\ See Section 736(a)(3) of the Act.

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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 exporters that account for a significant 

proportion of DOTP from Korea, the Department extended the four-month 

period to six months.\6\ The Department published the Preliminary 

Determination in this investigation on February 3, 2017.\7\ Therefore, 

the extended period, beginning on the date of the publication of the 

Preliminary Determination, ended on August 1, 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.

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    \6\ See Preliminary Determination.

    \7\ Id.

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    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 

practice,\8\ the Department will instruct CBP to terminate the 

suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to 

antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of DOTP from Korea entered, or 

withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after August 1, 2017, the 

date on which the provisional measures expired, until and through 

August 14, 2017, the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC's 

final injury determination in the Federal Register.\9\

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    \8\ See, e.g., Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From 

India, Italy, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea 

and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determination for 

India and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 48390 (July 25, 

2016).

    \9\ See Dioctyl Terephthalate (DOTP) From Korea; Determination, 

82 FR 38708 (August 15, 2017).

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Estimated Weighted-Average Antidumping Duty Margins



    The weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages are as 

follows:



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                                                               Weighted-

                                                                average

                      Exporter/producer                         margins

                                                               (percent)

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Aekyung Petrochemical Co., Ltd..............................        4.08

LG Chem, Ltd................................................        2.71

All-Others..................................................        3.69

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Notification to Interested Parties



    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 

DOTP from Korea 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 is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the 

Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).



    Dated: August 15, 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.

[FR Doc. 2017-17627 Filed 8-17-17; 8:45 am]

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