Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 50622 [2017-23753]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 50622 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 210 / Wednesday, November 1, 2017 / Notices Dated: October 17, 2017. James Maeder, Senior Director perfoming the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. However, in that situation, because no review of the NME entity was conducted, the NME entity’s entries were not subject to the review and the rate for the NME entity is not subject to change as a result of that review (although the rate for the individual exporter may change as a function of the finding that the exporter is part of the NME entity). Following initiation of an antidumping administrative review when there is no review requested of the NME entity, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate entries for all exporters not named in the initiation notice, including those that were suspended at the NME entity rate. All requests must be filed electronically in Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS) on Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS Web site at http://access.trade.gov.5 Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(l)(i), a copy of each request must be served on the petitioner and each exporter or producer specified in the request. The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of ‘‘Initiation of Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation’’ for requests received by the last day of November 2017. If the Department does not receive, by the last day of November 2017, a request for review of entries covered by an order, finding, or suspended investigation listed in this notice and for the period identified above, the Department will instruct CBP to assess antidumping or countervailing duties on those entries at a rate equal to the cash deposit of (or bond for) estimated antidumping or countervailing duties required on those entries at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit previously ordered. For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ‘‘gap’’ period of the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the period of review. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Background On June 22, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated less-than-fair- value (LTFV) investigations of imports of citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than November 9, 2017. Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1)) of the Act permits the Department to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) the Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary 5 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). 1 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 82 FR 29828 (June 30, 2017). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Oct 31, 2017 Jkt 244001 [FR Doc. 2017–23761 Filed 10–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–423–813, A–301–803, A–549–833] Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Less-Than-FairValue Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable November 1, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz at (202) 482–4474 (Belgium); Stephanie Moore at (202) 482–3692 (Colombia); and Joy Zhang at (202) 482– 1168 (Thailand), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. The Department will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. See 19 CFR 351.205(e). On October 11, 2017, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM); Cargill Incorporated (Cargill); and Tate & Lyle Ingredients America LLC (Tate & Lyle) (collectively, the petitioners) submitted timely requests pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e) to postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV investigations.2 The petitioners stated that they request postponement because the Department is still gathering data and questionnaire responses from the foreign producers in these investigations, and additional time is necessary for the Department and interested parties to fully and properly analyze all questionnaire responses. For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, the Department, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated). As a result, the Department will issue its preliminary determinations no later than December 29, 2017. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of publication of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: October 20, 2017. Carole Showers, Executive Director, Office of Policy performing the duties of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–23753 Filed 10–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 2 See letters from the petitioners, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigations of Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Belgium, Colombia and Thailand: Petitioners’ Request for Postponement of Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated October 11, 2017. E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 210 (Wednesday, November 1, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 50622]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 International Trade Administration

[A-423-813, A-301-803, A-549-833]


Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Belgium, Colombia, and 
Thailand: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Less-Than-Fair-
Value Investigations

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


DATES: Applicable November 1, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz at (202) 482-4474 
(Belgium); Stephanie Moore at (202) 482-3692 (Colombia); and Joy Zhang 
at (202) 482-1168 (Thailand), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and 
Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On June 22, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated less-than-fair- value (LTFV) investigations of imports of 
citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Belgium, 
Colombia, and Thailand.\1\ Currently, the preliminary determinations 
are due no later than November 9, 2017.
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    \1\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Belgium, 
Colombia, and Thailand: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigations, 82 FR 29828 (June 30, 2017).
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    Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in 
a LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which the 
Department initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1)) of 
the Act permits the Department to postpone the preliminary 
determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which the 
Department initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a 
timely request for a postponement; or (B) the Department concludes that 
the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is 
extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to 
make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the 
petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more 
before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must 
state the reasons for the request. The Department will grant the 
request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. See 19 
CFR 351.205(e).
    On October 11, 2017, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM); Cargill 
Incorporated (Cargill); and Tate & Lyle Ingredients America LLC (Tate & 
Lyle) (collectively, the petitioners) submitted timely requests 
pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e) to 
postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV 
investigations.\2\ The petitioners stated that they request 
postponement because the Department is still gathering data and 
questionnaire responses from the foreign producers in these 
investigations, and additional time is necessary for the Department and 
interested parties to fully and properly analyze all questionnaire 
responses.
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    \2\ See letters from the petitioners, ``Antidumping Duty 
Investigations of Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From 
Belgium, Colombia and Thailand: Petitioners' Request for 
Postponement of Preliminary Determinations,'' dated October 11, 
2017.
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    For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling 
reasons to deny the request, the Department, in accordance with section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary 
determinations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these 
investigations were initiated). As a result, the Department will issue 
its preliminary determinations no later than December 29, 2017. In 
accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), 
the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will 
continue to be 75 days after the date of publication of the preliminary 
determinations, unless postponed at a later date.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: October 20, 2017.
Carole Showers,
Executive Director, Office of Policy performing the duties of the 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-23753 Filed 10-31-17; 8:45 am]
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