Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 29094-29096 [2018-13448]

Download as PDF 29094 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2018 / Notices 8482.99.4500. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Margin Calculations V. Discussion of the Issues 1. Allegation of a Particular Market Situation (PMS) in Korea 2. Affiliation With Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) 3. Using New Prototype Sales in the Calculation of Normal Value (NV) and U.S. Price 4. Reclassifying Certain Prototype Sales as Export Price (EP) 5. Post-Sale Price Adjustments 6. Constructed Export Price (CEP) Offset 7. Calculating Financial Expenses 8. Applying Partial Adverse Facts Available (AFA) to Direct Material Costs 9. Unreported Home Market Sales 10. Level of Trade (LOT) and CEP Offset 11. Home Market Rebates 12. Home Market Billing Adjustments 13. U.S. Movement Expenses in Korea 14. U.S. Movement Expenses in the United States 15. U.S. Warehousing Expenses 16. Calculation of U.S. Duties 17. U.S. Billing Adjustments 18. Rebates Granted on U.S. Sales 19. Borrowing Rate for U.S. Credit Expenses 20. Classifying Certain Sales as EP 21. Calculating Financial Expenses 22. Commerce’s Schedule for Submitting Case Briefs VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–13447 Filed 6–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–895] Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of low melt polyester staple fiber (low melt PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 8482.20.0080, and products entering under 8482.99.1550 entered under 8482.99.1540. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI) April 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017. In addition, we determine that critical circumstances exist with respect to certain imports of the subject merchandise. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 22, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado or Brittany Bauer, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4682 or (202) 482–3860. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 2, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of low melt PSF from Korea, in which we also postponed the final determination until June 18, 2018.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is adopted by this notice.2 Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is low melt PSF from Korea. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ in Appendix I of this notice. For a discussion of changes to the scope since the Preliminary Determination, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by submitted by parties in 1 See Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 83 FR 4906 (February 2, 2018) (Preliminary Determination) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying this notice. A list of the issues addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as Appendix II. 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 it is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B–8024 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/. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (the Act) from February through March 2018, we conducted verification of the sales and cost information submitted by Huvis Corporation (Huvis) and Toray Chemical Korea Inc. (TCK) (collectively, the respondents) for use in our final determination. We used standard verification procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting and production records, and original source documents provided by Huvis and TCK.3 Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at verification, we made certain changes to the margin calculations for the respondents. For a discussion of these changes, see the ‘‘Margin Calculations’’ section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum. 3 For discussion of our verification findings, see the following memoranda: Memorandum, ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of Huvis Corporation in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated April 9, 2018; Memorandum, ‘‘Verification of the Cost Response of Huvis Corporation in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated April 12, 2018; Memorandum, ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of Toray Chemical Korea Inc. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated April 9, 2018; and Memorandum, ‘‘Verification of the Cost Response of Toray Chemical Korea, Inc. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated April 6, 2018. E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part For the Preliminary Determination, Commerce found that critical circumstances did not exist for Huvis, but did with respect to imports of low melt PSF from TCK and all other companies.4 For the final determination, we continue to find that critical circumstances do not exist for Huvis and exist for TCK. However, based on our analysis of import volumes, we now find that critical circumstances do not exist for ‘‘all others.’’ For further discussion, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum at ‘‘Critical Circumstances.’’ Thus, pursuant to section 735(a)(3) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.206, we find that critical circumstances exist with respect to subject merchandise produced or exported by TCK. publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, for this final determination, we will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of low melt PSF, as described in Appendix I of this notice, which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after February 2, 2018, the date of publication in the Federal Register of the affirmative Preliminary Determination. Further, we will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the estimated weightedaverage dumping margins indicated in the chart above.5 Because the estimated weighted-average dumping margin for All-Others Rate Huvis is zero, entries of shipments of subject merchandise both produced and Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act exported by Huvis will not be subject to provides that the estimated weightedsuspension of liquidation or cash average dumping margin for all-other deposit requirements. In such producers and exporters not situations, Commerce applies the individually investigated shall be equal to the weighted average of the estimated exclusion to the provisional measures to the producer/exporter combination that weighted-average dumping margins was examined in the investigation. established for exporters and producers Accordingly, Commerce is directing individually investigated excluding CBP to not suspend liquidation of rates that are zero, de minimis, or entries of subject merchandise both determined entirely under section 776 exported and produced by Huvis. of the Act. TCK is the only respondent However, entries of shipments of subject for which Commerce calculated an merchandise from Huvis in any other estimated weighted-average dumping producer/exporter combination, or by margin that is not zero, de minimis, or third parties that sourced subject based entirely on facts otherwise merchandise from the excluded available. Therefore, for purposes of producer/exporter combination, are determining the ‘‘all-others’’ rate, and subject to the cash deposit requirements pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(A) of the at the all-others rate. Act, we are using the estimated For entries made by TCK, in weighted-average dumping margin accordance with section 735(c)(4)(B) of calculated for TCK, as referenced in the the Act, because we continue to find ‘‘Final Determination’’ section below. that critical circumstances exist, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend Final Determination liquidation of all appropriate entries of The final estimated weighted-average low melt PSF from Korea which were dumping margins are as follows: entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, Weighted- for consumption on or after November 4, 2017, which is 90 days prior to the average Exporter or producer dumping date of publication of the preliminary margin determination of this investigation in (percent) the Federal Register. With regard to companies covered by Huvis Corporation ....................... 0.00 Toray Chemical Korea Inc .......... 16.27 the ‘‘all-others’’ rate, we will instruct All Others .................................... 16.27 CBP to suspend liquidation of all entries made by companies subject to the allothers rate of low melt PSF from Korea Disclosure which were entered, or withdrawn from We will disclose the calculations warehouse, for consumption on or after performed in this final determination within five days of the date of 5 See Modification of Regulations Regarding the 4 See Preliminary Determination, and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum, at 16 to 21. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29095 February 2, 2018, the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination of this investigation in the Federal Register. However, because we did not find that critical circumstances exist with regard to companies covered by the ‘‘all-others’’ rate, in accordance with 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to secure payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of low melt PSF from Korea entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after November 4, 2017 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination), but before February 2, 2018, (i.e., the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination of this investigation in the Federal Register). These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of the final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because Commerce’s final determination is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation of low melt PSF from Korea no later than 45 days after this final determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated and all cash deposits will be refunded or canceled. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation, as discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to an 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 E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 29096 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2018 / Notices written notification of return or 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. Notification to Interested Parties This determination and this notice are issued and published pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c). Dated: June 18, 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 I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise subject to this investigation is synthetic staple fibers, not carded or combed, specifically bi-component polyester fibers having a polyester fiber component that melts at a lower temperature than the other polyester fiber component (low melt PSF). The scope includes bicomponent polyester staple fibers of any denier or cut length. The subject merchandise may be coated, usually with a finish or dye, or not coated. Low melt PSF is classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 5503.20.0015. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the merchandise under the investigation is dispositive. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Critical Circumstances IV. Scope of the Investigation V. Margin Calculations VI. Discussion of the Issues Huvis 1. Major Input Rule 2. U.S. Bank Charges 3. Duty Drawback for Huvis 4. Critical Circumstances 5. Corrections Found at Verification TCK 6. Denier Range Reporting 7. U.S. Destination Reporting 8. TCK’s Unpaid Sales 9. Duty Drawback Adjustment for TCK 10. General and Administrative (G&A) Expense Rate for TCK 11. Financial Expense Rate 12. TCK’s Affiliated Party Inputs 13. Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) Expense Rate for Toray International VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–13448 Filed 6–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–076] Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain plastic decorative ribbon from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of investigation is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. DATES: Applicable June 22, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maliha Khan or Nancy Decker, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–0895 or 202–482–0196, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on January 23, 2018.1 Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 through January 22, 2018.2 On March 12, 2018, Commerce postponed the deadline for the preliminary determination of the investigation to the full 130 days permitted under section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2), and the revised deadline is now May 29, 2018.3 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary 1 See Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 83 FR 3114 (January 23, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 23, 2018. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by three days. 3 See Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 83 FR 10677 (March 12, 2018). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Decision Memorandum.4 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. 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 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 Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are certain plastic decorative ribbon from China. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to Commerce’s regulations,5 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).6 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. Commerce is currently evaluating the scope comments filed by the interested parties. Commerce intends to issue its preliminary decision regarding the scope of the AD and CVD investigations in the preliminary determination of the companion AD investigation, which is currently due no later than July 30, 2018, unless postponed. The preliminary scope decision will be placed on the record of both the AD and CVD investigations, and interested parties will have the opportunity to comment prior to the final CVD determination. Methodology Commerce is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, Commerce preliminarily determines that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 5 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 6 See Initiation Notice. E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-895]


Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative 
Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports 
of low melt polyester staple fiber (low melt PSF) from the Republic of 
Korea (Korea) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States 
at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI) 
April 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017. In addition, we determine that 
critical circumstances exist with respect to certain imports of the 
subject merchandise. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are 
listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable June 22, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado or Brittany Bauer, AD/
CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4682 or (202) 
482-3860.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 2, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary 
Determination of sales at LTFV of low melt PSF from Korea, in which we 
also postponed the final determination until June 18, 2018.\1\ We 
invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. 
A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the 
Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues 
raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is adopted by this notice.\2\
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    \1\ See Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of 
Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical 
Circumstances, in Part, Postponement of Final Determination, and 
Extension of Provisional Measures, 83 FR 4906 (February 2, 2018) 
(Preliminary Determination) and accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation of Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic 
of Korea,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this 
notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is low melt PSF from 
Korea. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see 
the ``Scope of the Investigation'' in Appendix I of this notice. For a 
discussion of changes to the scope since the Preliminary Determination, 
see the ``Scope of the Investigation'' section of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by submitted by 
parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum accompanying this notice. A list of the issues addressed in 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as 
Appendix II. 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 it is available to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit, Room B-8024 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/. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended, (the Act) from February through March 2018, we conducted 
verification of the sales and cost information submitted by Huvis 
Corporation (Huvis) and Toray Chemical Korea Inc. (TCK) (collectively, 
the respondents) for use in our final determination. We used standard 
verification procedures, including an examination of relevant 
accounting and production records, and original source documents 
provided by Huvis and TCK.\3\
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    \3\ For discussion of our verification findings, see the 
following memoranda: Memorandum, ``Verification of the Sales 
Response of Huvis Corporation in the Antidumping Duty Investigation 
of Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea,'' 
dated April 9, 2018; Memorandum, ``Verification of the Cost Response 
of Huvis Corporation in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Low 
Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea,'' dated 
April 12, 2018; Memorandum, ``Verification of the Sales Response of 
Toray Chemical Korea Inc. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of 
Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea,'' dated 
April 9, 2018; and Memorandum, ``Verification of the Cost Response 
of Toray Chemical Korea, Inc. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation 
of Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea,'' 
dated April 6, 2018.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at 
verification, we made certain changes to the margin calculations for 
the respondents. For a discussion of these changes, see the ``Margin 
Calculations'' section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

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Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part

    For the Preliminary Determination, Commerce found that critical 
circumstances did not exist for Huvis, but did with respect to imports 
of low melt PSF from TCK and all other companies.\4\ For the final 
determination, we continue to find that critical circumstances do not 
exist for Huvis and exist for TCK. However, based on our analysis of 
import volumes, we now find that critical circumstances do not exist 
for ``all others.'' For further discussion, see the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum at ``Critical Circumstances.'' Thus, pursuant to section 
735(a)(3) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.206, we find that critical 
circumstances exist with respect to subject merchandise produced or 
exported by TCK.
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    \4\ See Preliminary Determination, and accompanying Preliminary 
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All-Others Rate

    Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin for all-other producers and exporters 
not individually investigated shall be equal to the weighted average of 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for 
exporters and producers individually investigated excluding rates that 
are zero, de minimis, or determined entirely under section 776 of the 
Act. TCK is the only respondent for which Commerce calculated an 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin that is not zero, de minimis, 
or based entirely on facts otherwise available. Therefore, for purposes 
of determining the ``all-others'' rate, and pursuant to section 
735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, we are using the estimated weighted-average 
dumping margin calculated for TCK, as referenced in the ``Final 
Determination'' section below.

Final Determination

    The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as 
follows:

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                                                                average
                    Exporter or producer                        dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Huvis Corporation...........................................        0.00
Toray Chemical Korea Inc....................................       16.27
All Others..................................................       16.27
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Disclosure

    We will disclose the calculations performed in this final 
determination within five days of the date of publication of this 
notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b).

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, for this final 
determination, we will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of low melt PSF, as 
described in Appendix I of this notice, which are entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after February 2, 2018, the date 
of publication in the Federal Register of the affirmative Preliminary 
Determination. Further, we will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit 
equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins indicated in 
the chart above.\5\ Because the estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin for Huvis is zero, entries of shipments of subject merchandise 
both produced and exported by Huvis will not be subject to suspension 
of liquidation or cash deposit requirements. In such situations, 
Commerce applies the exclusion to the provisional measures to the 
producer/exporter combination that was examined in the investigation. 
Accordingly, Commerce is directing CBP to not suspend liquidation of 
entries of subject merchandise both exported and produced by Huvis. 
However, entries of shipments of subject merchandise from Huvis in any 
other producer/exporter combination, or by third parties that sourced 
subject merchandise from the excluded producer/exporter combination, 
are subject to the cash deposit requirements at the all-others rate.
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    \5\ See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of 
Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 
(October 3, 2011).
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    For entries made by TCK, in accordance with section 735(c)(4)(B) of 
the Act, because we continue to find that critical circumstances exist, 
we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of all 
appropriate entries of low melt PSF from Korea which were entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after November 4, 2017, 
which is 90 days prior to the date of publication of the preliminary 
determination of this investigation in the Federal Register.
    With regard to companies covered by the ``all-others'' rate, we 
will instruct CBP to suspend liquidation of all entries made by 
companies subject to the all-others rate of low melt PSF from Korea 
which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after February 2, 2018, the date of the publication of the Preliminary 
Determination of this investigation in the Federal Register. However, 
because we did not find that critical circumstances exist with regard 
to companies covered by the ``all-others'' rate, in accordance with 
735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to 
refund any cash deposits made to secure payment of estimated 
antidumping duties with respect to entries of low melt PSF from Korea 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
November 4, 2017 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the 
Preliminary Determination), but before February 2, 2018, (i.e., the 
date of publication of the Preliminary Determination of this 
investigation in the Federal Register).
    These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect 
until further notice.

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
International Trade Commission (ITC) of the final affirmative 
determination of sales at LTFV. Because Commerce's final determination 
is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the 
ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic 
industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with 
material injury, by reason of imports, or sales (or the likelihood of 
sales) for importation of low melt PSF from Korea no later than 45 days 
after this final determination. If the ITC determines that such injury 
does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated and all cash 
deposits will be refunded or canceled. If the ITC determines that such 
injury does exist, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order 
directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, 
antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective 
date of the suspension of liquidation, as discussed above in the 
``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation'' section.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to an 
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

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written notification of return or 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.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination and this notice are issued and published 
pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(c).

    Dated: June 18, 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 I

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise subject to this investigation is synthetic 
staple fibers, not carded or combed, specifically bi-component 
polyester fibers having a polyester fiber component that melts at a 
lower temperature than the other polyester fiber component (low melt 
PSF). The scope includes bi-component polyester staple fibers of any 
denier or cut length. The subject merchandise may be coated, usually 
with a finish or dye, or not coated.
    Low melt PSF is classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 5503.20.0015. 
Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the 
merchandise under the investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Critical Circumstances
IV. Scope of the Investigation
V. Margin Calculations
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    Huvis
    1. Major Input Rule
    2. U.S. Bank Charges
    3. Duty Drawback for Huvis
    4. Critical Circumstances
    5. Corrections Found at Verification
    TCK
    6. Denier Range Reporting
    7. U.S. Destination Reporting
    8. TCK's Unpaid Sales
    9. Duty Drawback Adjustment for TCK
    10. General and Administrative (G&A) Expense Rate for TCK
    11. Financial Expense Rate
    12. TCK's Affiliated Party Inputs
    13. Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) Expense Rate for 
Toray International
VII. Recommendation

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