Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From Brazil, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Poland: Antidumping Duty Orders, 42790-42792 [2017-19287]

Download as PDF 42790 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 12, 2017 / Notices their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return/ 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. This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: September 5, 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. Margin Calculations V. Discussion of Issues Comment 1. Differential Pricing Methodology Comment 2. Affiliation Based on a Close Supplier Relationship Comment 3. Adjusting the Cost of Certain Tub Assemblies Comment 4. Adjusting the Financial Expense Ratio VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–19290 Filed 9–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–849, A–580–890, A–201–848, A–455– 805] Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From Brazil, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Poland: Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from Brazil, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Mexico, and Poland. DATES: Applicable September 12, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Jackson at (202) 482–4406, (Brazil); Carrie Bethea at (202) 482– 1491, (Korea); Julia Hancock, (202) 482– pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Sep 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 1394 (Mexico); Stephen Bailey at (202) 482–0193, (Poland), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Orders Background In accordance with sections 735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determinations in these investigations, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland. The ITC also notified the Department of its determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of ESB rubber from Korea subject to the Department’s critical circumstances finding.5 Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, the Department is issuing these antidumping duty orders. Because the ITC determined that imports of ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. As a result of the ITC’s final 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 ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after February 24, 2017, the date of publication of the preliminary determinations,6 but will In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on July 19, 2017, the Department published affirmative final determinations in the less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigations of ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland.1 On September 1, 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 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of the LTFV imports of ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland, and its determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise from Korea subject to the Department’s affirmative critical circumstances determination.2 For Mexico, on July 17, 2017, we received comments from Industrias Negromex S.A. de C.V. (Negromex), the sole mandatory respondent in the Mexico investigation, that we made ministerial errors in our final determination.3 The allegations raised by Negromex in its comments do not result in a change to Negromex’s margin from the final determination. As such, we are not amending Negromex’s margin from the final determination.4 1 See Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 82 FR 33048 (July 19, 2017) (Brazil Final); Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from the Republic of Korea: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 82 FR 33045 (July 19, 2017) (Korea Final); Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Mexico: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 33062 (July 19, 2017) (Mexico Final); and Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Poland: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 33061 (July 19, 2017) (Poland Final). 2 See Letter to Gary Taverman, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland (September 1, 2017) (ITC Letter). 3 See Mexico Final. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Mexico: Ministerial Error Allegations Memorandum,’’ dated August 22, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The products covered by these orders are cold-polymerized emulsion styrenebutadiene rubber. For a complete description of the scope of these orders, see the Appendix to this notice. Antidumping Duty Orders 5 See ITC Letter. Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 82 FR 11538 (February 24, 2017) (Brazil Preliminary Determination); Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 82 FR 11536 (February 24, 2017) (Korea Preliminary Determination); Emulsion Styrene6 See E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 12, 2017 / Notices not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final injury determination as further described below. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries of ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. The Department will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amounts as indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determinations, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the cash deposit rates listed below.7 The relevant all-others rates apply to all producers or exporters not specifically listed, as appropriate. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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 ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland, the Department extended the four-month period to six months in each case.8 In the underlying investigations, the Department published the preliminary determinations on February 24, 2017. Therefore, the extended period, beginning on the date of publication of the preliminary determination, ended on August 24, 2017. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that the collection of final, estimated cash Butadiene Rubber from Mexico: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 82 FR 11534 (February 24, 2017) (Mexico Preliminary Determination); and Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Poland: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 82 FR 11531 (February 24, 2017) (Poland Preliminary Determination). 7 See section 736(a)(3) of the Act. 8 See Brazil Preliminary Determination; Korea Preliminary Determination; Mexico Preliminary Determination; and Poland Preliminary Determination. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Sep 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 deposits will 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, the Department will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after August 24, 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 in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. Critical Circumstances With regard to the ITC’s negative critical circumstances determination on imports of subject merchandise from Korea, the Department will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after November 26, 2016 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the preliminary determinations), but before February 24, 2017, (i.e., the date of publication of the preliminary determinations). Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins The weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages and cash deposit rates are as follows: Exporter or producer Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Brazil ARLANXEO Brasil S.A ............... All-Others .................................... 19.61 19.61 Korea LG Chem, Ltd ............................. Daewoo International Corporation .......................................... Kumho Petrochemical Co, Ltd ... All-Others .................................... 9.66 ** 44.30 ** 44.30 9.66 Mexico Industrias Negromex S.A. de C.V.—Planta Altamira (Negromex) ............................. All-Others .................................... PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19.52 19.52 Exporter or producer 42791 Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Poland Synthos Dwory ........................... All-Others .................................... 25.43 25.43 ** (AFA). This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland 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. These orders are published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: September 6, 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 Scope of the Orders The products covered by these orders are cold-polymerized emulsion styrenebutadiene rubber. The scope of the orders includes, but is not limited to, ESB rubber in primary forms, bales, granules, crumbs, pellets, powders, plates, sheets, strip, etc. ESB rubber consists of non-pigmented rubbers and oil-extended non-pigmented rubbers, both of which contain at least one percent of organic acids from the emulsion polymerization process. ESB rubber is produced and sold in accordance with a generally accepted set of product specifications issued by the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP). The scope of the investigations covers grades of ESB rubber included in the IISRP 1500 and 1700 series of synthetic rubbers. The 1500 grades are light in color and are often described as ‘‘Clear’’ or ‘‘White Rubber.’’ The 1700 grades are oil-extended and thus darker in color, and are often called ‘‘Brown Rubber.’’ Specifically excluded from the scope of these orders are products which are manufactured by blending ESB rubber with other polymers, high styrene resin master batch, carbon black master batch (i.e., IISRP 1600 series and 1800 series) and latex (an intermediate product). The products subject to these orders are currently classifiable under subheadings 4002.19.0015 and 4002.19.0019 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). ESB rubber is described by Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) Registry No. 9003–55–8. This CAS number also refers to other types of styrene butadiene rubber. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 42792 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 12, 2017 / Notices description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–19287 Filed 9–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–011] Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty order (CVD) on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (solar products) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the June 10, 2014, through December 31, 2015, period of review (POR). We have determined that the mandatory respondent Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. and its cross-owned affiliates (collectively, Trina Solar) received countervailable subsidies during the POR. The final net subsidy rates are listed below in the section, ‘‘Final Results of Administrative Review.’’ We are also rescinding the review for 22 companies for which all review requests were timely withdrawn or for which we have concluded that there were no entries, exports, or sales of the subject merchandise during the POR. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable September 12, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Traw, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–6079. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Background The Department published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review in the Federal Register on March 6, 2017.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the 1 See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Intent To Rescind, in Part; 2014–2015, 82 FR 12562 (March 6, 2017) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Sep 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 Preliminary Results. On June 8, 2017, we received timely case briefs from the following interested parties: SolarWorld Americas, Inc. (the petitioner); the Government of China (GOC); Trina Solar; BYD (Shangluo) Industrial Co., Ltd. (BYD); and SNJ Enterprises, LLC, Dba Zamp Solar (SNJ).2 On June 15, 2017, we received timely rebuttal comments from the petitioner, the GOC, and Trina Solar.3 On June 8, 2017, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department extended the period for issuing the final results of this review by 60 days, to September 2, 2017. As September 2, 2017 is a Saturday and September 4, 2017 is Labor Day, the final results were extended until September 5, 2017.4 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order are modules, laminates and/or panels consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including building integrated materials. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 8507.20.8090, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030 and 8501.31.8000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in 2 See Petitioner’s Case Brief, ‘‘Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China: Case Brief of SolarWorld Americas, Inc.,’’ dated June 8, 2017; GOC’s Case Brief, ‘‘GOC’s Case Brief: Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated June 8, 2017; Trina Solar’s Case Brief, ‘‘Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China: Case Brief,’’ dated June 8, 2017; BYD’s Case Brief, ‘‘Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China: BYD’s Case Brief’’ dated June 8, 2017; SNJ’s Case Brief, ‘‘Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China: Case Brief,’’ dated June 8, 2017. 3 See Petitioner’s Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China: Rebuttal Brief of SolarWorld Americas, Inc.,’’ dated June 15, 2017; GOC’s Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘GOC’s Rebuttal Brief Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated June 15, 2017; Trina Solar’s Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China: Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated June 15, 2017. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of the Deadline for Issuing the Final Results of the 2014–2015 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated June 8, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.5 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in interested parties’ briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying this notice. A list of the issues raised by interested parties and to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is provided in Appendix I to this notice. 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 Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can be access directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and all supporting documentation, we made changes from the Preliminary Results. The Department has modified its creditworthiness findings for Trina Solar. In the Preliminary Results, the Department found Trina Solar to be uncreditworthy during the 2012–2015 period. After reviewing Trina Solar’s response to the Department’s creditworthiness questionnaire,6 the Department finds that Trina Solar was uncreditworthy from 2012 to 2013 and creditworthy during 2014 and 2015.7 Partial Rescission of Review We are rescinding this administrative review for 22 companies 8 named in the Initiation Notice.9 In the Preliminary Results, we made a preliminary determination to rescind the review of companies for which all review requests were timely withdrawn.10 With the 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China; 2014,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 6 See Trina Solar’s Letter, ‘‘Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China: Creditworthiness Questionnaire Response,’’ dated April 20, 2017. 7 See Issues and Decision Memorandum. 8 See Appendix II. 9 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 20324, 20348–20349 (April 7, 2016) (Initiation Notice). 10 See Preliminary Results 82 FR at 12562–12563. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-849, A-580-890, A-201-848, A-455-805]


Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From Brazil, the Republic of 
Korea, Mexico, and Poland: Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the 
ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on emulsion 
styrene-butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from Brazil, the Republic of 
Korea (Korea), Mexico, and Poland.

DATES: Applicable September 12, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Jackson at (202) 482-4406, 
(Brazil); Carrie Bethea at (202) 482-1491, (Korea); Julia Hancock, 
(202) 482-1394 (Mexico); Stephen Bailey at (202) 482-0193, (Poland), 
AD/CVD Operations, 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 (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on July 19, 2017, 
the Department published affirmative final determinations in the less-
than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, 
Mexico, and Poland.\1\ On September 1, 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 
735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of the LTFV imports of ESB rubber 
from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland, and its determination that 
critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject 
merchandise from Korea subject to the Department's affirmative critical 
circumstances determination.\2\
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    \1\ See Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil: Final 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final 
Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 82 FR 33048 (July 
19, 2017) (Brazil Final); Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from the 
Republic of Korea: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical 
Circumstances, in Part, 82 FR 33045 (July 19, 2017) (Korea Final); 
Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Mexico: Final Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 33062 (July 
19, 2017) (Mexico Final); and Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from 
Poland: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, 82 FR 33061 (July 19, 2017) (Poland Final).
    \2\ See Letter to Gary Taverman, Acting Assistant Secretary of 
Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, 
Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding 
emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and 
Poland (September 1, 2017) (ITC Letter).
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    For Mexico, on July 17, 2017, we received comments from Industrias 
Negromex S.A. de C.V. (Negromex), the sole mandatory respondent in the 
Mexico investigation, that we made ministerial errors in our final 
determination.\3\ The allegations raised by Negromex in its comments do 
not result in a change to Negromex's margin from the final 
determination. As such, we are not amending Negromex's margin from the 
final determination.\4\
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    \3\ See Mexico Final.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Antidumping Duty Investigation of Emulsion 
Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Mexico: Ministerial Error Allegations 
Memorandum,'' dated August 22, 2017.
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Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by these orders are cold-polymerized emulsion 
styrene-butadiene rubber. For a complete description of the scope of 
these orders, see the Appendix to this notice.

Antidumping Duty Orders

    In accordance with sections 735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, 
the ITC notified the Department of its final determinations in these 
investigations, in which it found that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured by reason of imports of ESB rubber from Brazil, 
Korea, Mexico, and Poland. The ITC also notified the Department of its 
determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to 
imports of ESB rubber from Korea subject to the Department's critical 
circumstances finding.\5\ Therefore, in accordance with section 
735(c)(2) of the Act, the Department is issuing these antidumping duty 
orders. Because the ITC determined that imports of ESB rubber from 
Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland are materially injuring a U.S. 
industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Brazil, Korea, 
Mexico, and Poland, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties.
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    \5\ See ITC Letter.
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    As a result of the ITC's final 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 ESB 
rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland. Antidumping duties will 
be assessed on unliquidated entries of ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, 
Mexico, and Poland entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after February 24, 2017, the date of publication of 
the preliminary determinations,\6\ but will

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not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional 
measures period and before publication of the ITC's final injury 
determination as further described below.
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    \6\ See Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil: 
Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 
Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional 
Measures, 82 FR 11538 (February 24, 2017) (Brazil Preliminary 
Determination); Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from the Republic 
of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, Affirmative Determination of Critical 
Circumstances, in Part, Postponement of Final Determination, and 
Extension of Provisional Measures, 82 FR 11536 (February 24, 2017) 
(Korea Preliminary Determination); Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber 
from Mexico: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension 
of Provisional Measures, 82 FR 11534 (February 24, 2017) (Mexico 
Preliminary Determination); and Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber 
from Poland: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension 
of Provisional Measures, 82 FR 11531 (February 24, 2017) (Poland 
Preliminary Determination).
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department 
will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant 
entries of ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland. These 
instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further 
notice.
    The Department will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits 
equal to the amounts as indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the 
date of publication of the ITC's final affirmative injury 
determinations, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would 
normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash 
deposit equal to the cash deposit rates listed below.\7\ The relevant 
all-others rates apply to all producers or exporters not specifically 
listed, as appropriate.
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    \7\ 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 ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland, the 
Department extended the four-month period to six months in each 
case.\8\ In the underlying investigations, the Department published the 
preliminary determinations on February 24, 2017. Therefore, the 
extended period, beginning on the date of publication of the 
preliminary determination, ended on August 24, 2017. Furthermore, 
section 737(b) of the Act states that the collection of final, 
estimated cash deposits will begin on the date of publication of the 
ITC's final injury determination.
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    \8\ See Brazil Preliminary Determination; Korea Preliminary 
Determination; Mexico Preliminary Determination; and Poland 
Preliminary Determination.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, the Department will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension 
of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and 
Poland entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after 
August 24, 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 in the Federal Register. Suspension 
of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC's 
final determination in the Federal Register.

Critical Circumstances

    With regard to the ITC's negative critical circumstances 
determination on imports of subject merchandise from Korea, the 
Department will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash 
deposits made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties 
with respect to entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after November 26, 2016 (i.e., 90 
days prior to the date of publication of the preliminary 
determinations), but before February 24, 2017, (i.e., the date of 
publication of the preliminary determinations).

Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

    The weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages and cash 
deposit rates are as follows:

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                    Exporter or producer                        dumping
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                                                               (percent)
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                                 Brazil
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ARLANXEO Brasil S.A.........................................       19.61
All-Others..................................................       19.61
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                                  Korea
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LG Chem, Ltd................................................        9.66
Daewoo International Corporation............................    ** 44.30
Kumho Petrochemical Co, Ltd.................................    ** 44.30
All-Others..................................................        9.66
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                                 Mexico
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Industrias Negromex S.A. de C.V.--Planta Altamira (Negromex)       19.52
All-Others..................................................       19.52
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                                 Poland
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Synthos Dwory...............................................       25.43
All-Others..................................................       25.43
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** (AFA).

    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to 
ESB rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland 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.
    These orders are published in accordance with section 736(a) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: September 6, 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

Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by these orders are cold-polymerized 
emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber. The scope of the orders includes, 
but is not limited to, ESB rubber in primary forms, bales, granules, 
crumbs, pellets, powders, plates, sheets, strip, etc. ESB rubber 
consists of non-pigmented rubbers and oil-extended non-pigmented 
rubbers, both of which contain at least one percent of organic acids 
from the emulsion polymerization process.
    ESB rubber is produced and sold in accordance with a generally 
accepted set of product specifications issued by the International 
Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP). The scope of the 
investigations covers grades of ESB rubber included in the IISRP 
1500 and 1700 series of synthetic rubbers. The 1500 grades are light 
in color and are often described as ``Clear'' or ``White Rubber.'' 
The 1700 grades are oil-extended and thus darker in color, and are 
often called ``Brown Rubber.''
    Specifically excluded from the scope of these orders are 
products which are manufactured by blending ESB rubber with other 
polymers, high styrene resin master batch, carbon black master batch 
(i.e., IISRP 1600 series and 1800 series) and latex (an intermediate 
product).
    The products subject to these orders are currently classifiable 
under subheadings 4002.19.0015 and 4002.19.0019 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). ESB rubber is 
described by Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) Registry No. 9003-55-
8. This CAS number also refers to other types of styrene butadiene 
rubber. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written

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description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2017-19287 Filed 9-11-17; 8:45 am]
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