Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017, 26950-26951 [2018-12478]

Download as PDF 26950 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 112 / Monday, June 11, 2018 / Notices VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Dumping Margin Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation dispositive. A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.2 [FR Doc. 2018–12476 Filed 6–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–848] Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd. (TFM), the sole producer and/or exporter subject to this administrative review, has made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Aplicable June 11, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Romani or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0198, and (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd ........................................... Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the Order 1 is OBAs and is currently classifiable under subheadings 3204.20.8000, 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 2921.59.8090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains 1 See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27419 (May 10, 2012) (Order). 19:19 Jun 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 Preliminary Results of Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for TFM for the period May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017. Producer/exporter Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (OBAs) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Constructed export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 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 to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 1.31 Disclosure We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days after public announcement of the preliminary results.3 Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii), interested parties may submit cases briefs not later than 30 days after the 2 A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan: Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.4 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.5 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS which is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov. An electronically filed request must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.6 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If TFM’s weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis in the final results of this review, we will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for each importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).7 If TFM’s weightedaverage dumping margin is zero or de minimis in the final results of review, 4 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2) and 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 6 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 7 In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification for Reviews). 5 See E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 112 / Monday, June 11, 2018 / Notices we will instruct CBP not to assess duties on any of its entries in accordance with the Final Modification for Reviews.8 For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by TFM for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of OBAs from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for TFM will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 6.19 percent.9 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. 8 See Final Modification for Reviews, 77 FR at 8102. 9 The all-others rate established in the Order. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jun 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Dated: June 4, 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 Preliminary Decision Memorandum Summary Background Scope of the Order Discussion of the Methodology Comparisons to Normal Value A. Determination of Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis Product Comparisons Date of Sale Constructed Export Price Normal Value A. Home Market Viability and Comparison Market B. Cost of Production C. Level of Trade D. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices E. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Constructed Value Denial of Request to Reconsider Rejection of Late Submission Currency Conversion Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–12478 Filed 6–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–501] Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube Products From Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable June 11, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26951 International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–2924. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded carbon steel standard pipe and tube products (welded pipe and tube) from Turkey. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2016, to April 30, 2017. Commerce published the notice of initiation of this administrative review on July 6, 2017.1 The preliminary results are listed below in the section titled ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review.’’ This review covers 14 companies: Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (Borusan Istikbal) and Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Borusan Mannesmann) (collectively, Borusan); 2 Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S., and Toscelik Metal Ticaret A.S. (Toscelik Metal) (collectively, Toscelik); 3 Borusan Birlesik Boru Fabrikalari San ve Tic (Borusan Birlesik); Borusan Gemlik Boru Tesisleri A.S. (Borusan Gemlik); Borusan Ihracat Ithalat ve Dagitim A.S. (Borusan Ihracat); Borusan Ithicat ve Dagitim A.S. (Borusan Ithicat); Tubeco Pipe and Steel Corporation (Tubeco); Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Erbosan); and Yucel Boru ve Profil Endustrisi A.S. (Yucel), Yucelboru Ihracat Ithalat ve Pazarlama A.S. 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 31292, 31297 (July 6, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 2 In prior segments of this proceeding, we treated Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. as a single entity. See, e.g., Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube Products from Turkey: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2013–2014, 80 FR 76674, 76674 n.2 (December 10, 2015) (Welded Pipe and Tube from Turkey 2013–2014). We preliminarily determine that there is no evidence on the record for altering our treatment of Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S., as a single entity. The record does not support treating the following companies as part of the Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S./Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. entity: (1) Borusan Birlesik; (2) Borusan Gemlik; (3) Borusan Ihracat; (4) Borusan Ithicat; and (5) Tubeco. Accordingly, as discussed infra, each of these five companies will be assigned the rate applicable to companies not selected for individual examination in this review. 3 In prior segments of this proceeding, we treated Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S., and Toscelik Metal as a single entity. See, e.g., Welded Pipe and Tube from Turkey 2013– 2014. We preliminarily determine that there is no evidence on the record for altering our treatment of Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S., and Toscelik Metal as a single entity. E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 112 (Monday, June 11, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-848]


Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-
2017

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that 
Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd. (TFM), the sole producer and/or 
exporter subject to this administrative review, has made sales of 
subject merchandise at less than normal value. We invite interested 
parties to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Aplicable June 11, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Romani or Minoo Hatten, AD/
CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0198, and (202) 
482-1690, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping 
duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (OBAs) from 
Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2016, through April 30, 
2017.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the Order \1\ is OBAs and is currently 
classifiable under subheadings 3204.20.8000, 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 
and 2921.59.8090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS). While the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive. 
A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from 
Taiwan: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value 
and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27419 (May 10, 2012) (Order).
    \2\ A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in 
the Memorandum, ``Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from 
Taiwan: Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017,'' dated concurrently with and 
hereby adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Constructed 
export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. 
Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. 
For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, 
see Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 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 to all parties in the 
Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. A list of the topics discussed in 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this 
notice.

Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that the 
following weighted-average dumping margin exists for TFM for the period 
May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017.

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                                                               average
                     Producer/exporter                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                              (percent)
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Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd.......................        1.31
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Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days after public announcement of the 
preliminary results.\3\
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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii), interested parties may submit 
cases briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of 
this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case 
briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing 
case briefs.\4\ Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in 
this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A 
statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a 
table of authorities.\5\
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    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2) and 19 CFR 351.303 (for 
general filing requirements).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance. All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS 
which is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov. An 
electronically filed request must be received successfully in its 
entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, within 30 days after the 
date of publication of this notice.\6\ Requests should contain: (1) The 
party's name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised 
in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case 
briefs.
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in 
any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If TFM's 
weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis in the final 
results of this review, we will calculate importer-specific assessment 
rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping 
duties calculated for each importer's examined sales and the total 
entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\7\ 
If TFM's weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis in the 
final results of review,

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we will instruct CBP not to assess duties on any of its entries in 
accordance with the Final Modification for Reviews.\8\
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    \7\ In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the 
assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping 
Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and 
Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification for 
Reviews).
    \8\ See Final Modification for Reviews, 77 FR at 8102.
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    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by TFM 
for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United 
States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the 
all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) 
involved in the transaction.
    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of 
the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of OBAs from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by 
section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for TFM will 
be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the 
final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise 
exported by producers or exporters not covered in this review but 
covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate 
will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most 
recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this 
review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the producer 
is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most 
recent period for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit 
rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 6.19 
percent.\9\ These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain 
in effect until further notice.
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    \9\ The all-others rate established in the Order.
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Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).

    Dated: June 4, 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 Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

Summary
Background
Scope of the Order
Discussion of the Methodology
    Comparisons to Normal Value
    A. Determination of Comparison Method
    B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
    Product Comparisons
    Date of Sale
    Constructed Export Price
    Normal Value
    A. Home Market Viability and Comparison Market
    B. Cost of Production
    C. Level of Trade
    D. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices
    E. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Constructed Value
    Denial of Request to Reconsider Rejection of Late Submission
    Currency Conversion
Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2018-12478 Filed 6-8-18; 8:45 am]
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