Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From the People's Republic of China and Taiwan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 55990 [2017-25537]

Download as PDF 55990 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 226 / Monday, November 27, 2017 / Notices This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: November 20, 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. 2017–25536 Filed 11–24–17; 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: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable November 27, 2017. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain 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 and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty orders. 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: On April 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of initiation of 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).1 As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain stilbenic OBAs from the PRC and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 82 FR 16159 (April 3, 2017). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Nov 24, 2017 Jkt 244001 likely to prevail should the orders be revoked.2 On October 27, 2017, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c)(1) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain stilbenic OBAs from the PRC and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.3 Scope of the Orders The stilbenic OBAs covered by the orders are all forms (whether free acid or salt) of compounds known as triazinylaminostilbenes (i.e., all derivatives of 4,4′-bis [1,3,5-triazin-2yl] 4 amino-2,2′-stilbenedisulfonic acid), except for compounds listed in the following paragraph. The stilbenic OBAs covered by the orders include final stilbenic OBA products, as well as intermediate products that are themselves triazinylaminostilbenes produced during the synthesis of stilbenic OBA products. Excluded from the orders are all forms of 4,4′-bis[4-anilino-6-morpholino-1,3,5triazin-2-yl] 5 amino-2,2′stilbenedisulfonic acid, C40H40N12O8S2 (Fluorescent Brightener 71). The orders cover the above-described compounds in any state (including but not limited to powder, slurry, or solution), of any concentrations of active stilbenic OBA ingredient, as well as any compositions regardless of additives (i.e., mixtures or blends, whether of stilbenic OBAs with each other, or of stilbenic OBAs with additives that are not stilbenic OBAs), and in any type of packaging. These stilbenic OBAs are classifiable under subheading 3204.20.8000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), but they may also enter under subheadings 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 2921.59.8090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Continuation of the Orders As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC that 2 See 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, 82 FR 36732 (August 7, 2017). 3 See USITC Publication 4737 (October 2017), entitled Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from China and Taiwan: Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1186–1187 (Review). 4 The brackets in this sentence are part of the chemical formula. 5 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping orders on certain stilbenic OBAs from the PRC and Taiwan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of these orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 20, 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. 2017–25537 Filed 11–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF582 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Bravo Wharf Recapitalization Project, Year 2 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic (the Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to Bravo Wharf Recapitalization, Year 2 in Naval Station Mayport (NSM), Jacksonville, Florida. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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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: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders

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

DATES: Applicable November 27, 2017.

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the U.S. International Trade Commission 
(ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain 
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 and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the 
antidumping duty orders.

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: On April 3, 2017, the Department published 
the notice of initiation of 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).\1\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 82 FR 16159 
(April 3, 2017).
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    As a result of its review, the Department determined that 
revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain stilbenic OBAs 
from the PRC and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence 
of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the 
margins of dumping likely to prevail should the orders be revoked.\2\
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    \2\ See 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, 82 FR 36732 
(August 7, 2017).
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    On October 27, 2017, the ITC published its determination, pursuant 
to section 751(c)(1) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping 
duty orders on certain stilbenic OBAs from the PRC and Taiwan would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an 
industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.\3\
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    \3\ See USITC Publication 4737 (October 2017), entitled Certain 
Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from China and Taiwan: 
Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1186-1187 (Review).
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Scope of the Orders

    The stilbenic OBAs covered by the orders are all forms (whether 
free acid or salt) of compounds known as triazinylaminostilbenes (i.e., 
all derivatives of 4,4'-bis [1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] \4\ amino-2,2'-
stilbenedisulfonic acid), except for compounds listed in the following 
paragraph. The stilbenic OBAs covered by the orders include final 
stilbenic OBA products, as well as intermediate products that are 
themselves triazinylaminostilbenes produced during the synthesis of 
stilbenic OBA products.
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    \4\ The brackets in this sentence are part of the chemical 
formula.
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    Excluded from the orders are all forms of 4,4'-bis[4-anilino-6-
morpholino-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] \5\ amino-2,2'-stilbenedisulfonic acid, 
C40H40N12O8S2 
(Fluorescent Brightener 71). The orders cover the above-described 
compounds in any state (including but not limited to powder, slurry, or 
solution), of any concentrations of active stilbenic OBA ingredient, as 
well as any compositions regardless of additives (i.e., mixtures or 
blends, whether of stilbenic OBAs with each other, or of stilbenic OBAs 
with additives that are not stilbenic OBAs), and in any type of 
packaging.
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    \5\ Id.
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    These stilbenic OBAs are classifiable under subheading 3204.20.8000 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), but 
they may also enter under subheadings 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 
2921.59.8090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise is dispositive.

Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead 
to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the 
Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping 
orders on certain stilbenic OBAs from the PRC and Taiwan. U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash 
deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of 
subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of these 
orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this 
notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the 
Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the orders 
not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective 
date of continuation.
    This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: November 20, 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. 2017-25537 Filed 11-24-17; 8:45 am]
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