Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Changed Circumstances Review, 5611-5612 [2018-02515]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 27 / Thursday, February 8, 2018 / Notices 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 and 19 CR 351.218. Dated: February 2, 2018. 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. 2018–02523 Filed 2–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–836] Glycine From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines, in the context of the changed circumstance review (CCR) of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People’s Republic of China (China), that Salvi Chemical Industries Ltd. (Salvi) and its importers, are ineligible to participate in a certification process because, after further review of the record evidence and comments submitted, we find Salvi has not demonstrated that the sales of glycine examined are of non-Chinese origin. As a result, glycine produced by Salvi continues to be subject to the Order on glycine. DATES: Applicable February 8, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Heeren, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–9179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background Commerce initiated this CCR on November 16, 2016, and published the Preliminary Results on August 11, 2017.1 Commerce has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the 1 See Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 81 FR 81064 (November 17, 2016); see also Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 82 FR 37564 (August 11, 2017) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Feb 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 duration of the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 through 22, 2018. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The revised deadline for the final results of this review is now February 5, 2018.2 For a description of events that have occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 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 http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties 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 accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The product covered by this antidumping duty order is glycine, which is a free-flowing crystalline material, like salt or sugar. Glycine is produced at varying levels of purity and is used as a sweetener/taste enhancer, a buffering agent, reabsorbable amino acid, chemical intermediate, and a metal complexing agent. This proceeding includes glycine of all purity levels. Glycine is currently classified under subheading 2922.49.4020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).4 Although the 2 See Memorandum for The Record from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, performing the nonexclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government’’ (Tolling Memorandum), dated January 23, 2018. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 3 days. The new deadline falls on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The next business day is Monday, February 5, 2018. 3 See ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review of Glycine from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted in this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 4 In separate scope rulings, Commerce determined that: (a) D(-) Phenylglycine Ethyl Dane Salt is outside the scope of the order and (b) Chineseorigin glycine exported from India remains the same class or kind of merchandise as the Chineseorigin glycine imported into India. See Notice of Scope Rulings and Anticircumvention Inquiries, 62 FR 62288 (November 21, 1997) and Circumvention Notice, respectively. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5611 HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under the order is dispositive.5 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised by GEO, the domestic interested party, in its case brief are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. No other party filed a case or rebuttal brief. A list of the issues addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is appended to this notice. Final Results of the Changed Circumstances Review Commerce finds that, based upon the record of the CCR, Salvi has not demonstrated that its sales of glycine are of non-Chinese origin, and therefore, Salvi, along with its importers, are not permitted to participate in the certification process. Thus, glycine produced by Salvi continues to be subject to the Order.6 Notification to Parties This notice is the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 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 sanctionable violation. Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and (4) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(i). Dated: February 2, 2018. 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. Discussion of Issues Comment 1: Whether Salvi is Producing Glycine from Non-Chinese Origin Raw 5 See Antidumping Duty Order: Glycine from the People’s Republic of China, 60 FR 16116 (March 29, 1995) (Order). 6 This determination applies to all importers of glycine produced by Salvi, including Nutracare International (Nutracare). E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 5612 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 27 / Thursday, February 8, 2018 / Notices Materials and May Participate in the Certification Process V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–02515 Filed 2–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Review: Notice of Request for Panel Review United States Section, NAFTA Secretariat, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of NAFTA Request for Panel Review in the matter of 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination (Secretariat File Number: USA–CDA– 2018–1904–01). AGENCY: Requests for Panel Review were filed with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on behalf of Bombardier Inc. and C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, the Government of Canada, and the ´ Government of Quebec on January 19, 2018, as well as on behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom and the European Commission on January 24, 2018, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of the Department of Commerce’s final countervailing duty determination regarding 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada. The final determination was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2017 (82 FR 61,252). The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned case number USA–CDA– 2018–1904–01 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of Article 1904 of NAFTA provides a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico. Following a Request for Panel Review, a Binational Panel is composed to review the trade remedy determination being challenged and issue a binding Panel Decision. There are established NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews, which were adopted by the three governments for panels daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Feb 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 requested pursuant to Article 1904(2) of NAFTA which requires Requests for Panel Review to be published in accordance with Rule 35. For the complete Rules, please see https:// www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Home/Textsof-the-Agreement/Rules-of-Procedure/ Article-1904. The Rules provide that: (a) A Party or interested person may challenge the final determination in whole or in part by filing a Complaint in accordance with Rule 39 within 30 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Complaint is February 20, 2018); (b) A Party, investigating authority or interested person that does not file a Complaint but that intends to appear in support of any reviewable portion of the final determination may participate in the panel review by filing a Notice of Appearance in accordance with Rule 40 within 45 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Notice of Appearance is March 5, 2018); and (c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error of fact or law, including challenges to the jurisdiction of the investigating authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in the panel review and to the procedural and substantive defenses raised in the panel review. Dated: February 2, 2018. Paul E. Morris, U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2018–02474 Filed 2–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0197. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the preliminary results of this administrative review of PET film from India on August 3, 2016.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results 2015. On November 27, 2017, Commerce postponed the final results of review until January 30, 2018. On September 5, 2017, Commerce received a timely filed case brief from Jindal, and on September 18, 2017, Commerce received timely filed case briefs from the Government of India (GOI) and from SRF. On September 25, 2017, Commerce received timely rebuttal comments from the petitioners, DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., and SKC, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners). Based on an analysis of the comments received, Commerce has made no changes to the subsidy rate determined for respondents. The final subsidy rates are listed in the ‘‘Final Results of Administrative Review’’ section below. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 through 22, 2018. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The revised deadline for the final results of this review is now February 2, 2018.2 Scope of the Order DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–825] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Jindal Poly Films Limited of India (Jindal) and SRF Limited (SRF), exporters of polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India, received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. DATES: Effective February 8, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For the purposes of the order, the products covered are all gauges of raw, pretreated, or primed polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip, whether extruded or coextruded. Excluded are metallized films and other finished films that have had at least one of their surfaces modified by the application of a performance-enhancing resinous or inorganic layer of more than 0.00001 inches thick. Imports of PET film are classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 1 See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015, 82 FR 36124 (August 3, 2016) (Preliminary Results 2015). 2 See Memorandum for The Record from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, performing the nonexclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government’’ (Tolling Memorandum), dated January 23, 2018. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 3 days. E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 27 (Thursday, February 8, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-836]


Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the 
Changed Circumstances Review

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines, in the 
context of the changed circumstance review (CCR) of the antidumping 
duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (China), that 
Salvi Chemical Industries Ltd. (Salvi) and its importers, are 
ineligible to participate in a certification process because, after 
further review of the record evidence and comments submitted, we find 
Salvi has not demonstrated that the sales of glycine examined are of 
non-Chinese origin. As a result, glycine produced by Salvi continues to 
be subject to the Order on glycine.

DATES: Applicable February 8, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Heeren, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-9179.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce initiated this CCR on November 16, 2016, and published the 
Preliminary Results on August 11, 2017.\1\ Commerce has exercised its 
discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the 
Federal Government from January 20 through 22, 2018. If the new 
deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce's 
practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The revised 
deadline for the final results of this review is now February 5, 
2018.\2\ For a description of events that have occurred since the 
Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\3\ 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 http://access.trade.gov, and 
is available to all parties 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 accessed directly 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \1\ See Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Initiation 
of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 81 FR 81064 
(November 17, 2016); see also Glycine from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 82 FR 
37564 (August 11, 2017) (Preliminary Results).
    \2\ See Memorandum for The Record from Christian Marsh, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, performing the 
non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, ``Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of 
the Federal Government'' (Tolling Memorandum), dated January 23, 
2018. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been 
extended by 3 days. The new deadline falls on Sunday, February 4, 
2018. The next business day is Monday, February 5, 2018.
    \3\ See ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results 
of the Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review of Glycine from 
the People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with and hereby 
adopted in this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this antidumping duty order is glycine, 
which is a free-flowing crystalline material, like salt or sugar. 
Glycine is produced at varying levels of purity and is used as a 
sweetener/taste enhancer, a buffering agent, reabsorbable amino acid, 
chemical intermediate, and a metal complexing agent. This proceeding 
includes glycine of all purity levels. Glycine is currently classified 
under subheading 2922.49.4020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS).\4\ Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise under the order is dispositive.\5\
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    \4\ In separate scope rulings, Commerce determined that: (a) D(-
) Phenylglycine Ethyl Dane Salt is outside the scope of the order 
and (b) Chinese-origin glycine exported from India remains the same 
class or kind of merchandise as the Chinese-origin glycine imported 
into India. See Notice of Scope Rulings and Anticircumvention 
Inquiries, 62 FR 62288 (November 21, 1997) and Circumvention Notice, 
respectively.
    \5\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Glycine from the People's 
Republic of China, 60 FR 16116 (March 29, 1995) (Order).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised by GEO, the domestic interested party, in its 
case brief are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. No 
other party filed a case or rebuttal brief. A list of the issues 
addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is appended to this 
notice.

Final Results of the Changed Circumstances Review

    Commerce finds that, based upon the record of the CCR, Salvi has 
not demonstrated that its sales of glycine are of non-Chinese origin, 
and therefore, Salvi, along with its importers, are not permitted to 
participate in the certification process. Thus, glycine produced by 
Salvi continues to be subject to the Order.\6\
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    \6\ This determination applies to all importers of glycine 
produced by Salvi, including Nutracare International (Nutracare).
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Notification to Parties

    This notice is the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
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 sanctionable 
violation.
    Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(b)(1) and (4) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(i).

    Dated: February 2, 2018.
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. Discussion of Issues
    Comment 1: Whether Salvi is Producing Glycine from Non-Chinese 
Origin Raw

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V. Recommendation

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