Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 29747-29748 [2018-13671]

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[FR Doc. 2018–13546 Filed 6–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–929] Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 16, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the People’s Republic of China (China). Based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review of certain companies, we are now rescinding this administrative review for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, with respect to 191 companies. DATES: Applicable June 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or John Anwesen, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5973 or (202) 482–0131, respectively. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 26, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China.1 On February 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China for the period of review February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018.2 On February 28, 2018, Tokai Carbon GE LLC (the petitioner) 3 requested an administrative review of the order for 192 producers and/or exporters of the subject merchandise, including Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd.4 In addition, on February 28, 2018, producer and exporter Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. requested a review of itself.5 On April 16, 2018, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China with respect to 193 companies.6 On May 4, 2018, the petitioner withdrew its administrative review request for 191 out of the 192 companies for which it requested a review.7 See the Initiation Notice for the full list of companies for which Commerce initiated a review. 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China, 74 FR 8775 (February 26, 2009). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 4639 (February 1, 2018). 3 Formerly, SGL Carbon LLC and Superior Graphite Co. 4 See the petitioner’s submission, ‘‘Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China—Request for Initiation of Antidumping Administrative Review,’’ dated February 28, 2018. The petitioner’s review request included Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. (emphasis added). 5 See Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd.’s, ‘‘Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China: Request for an Administrative Review,’’ dated February 28, 2018. For purposes of this review, we are treating Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. and Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. as the same respondent company. 6 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 16298 (April 16, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 7 See the petitioner’s submission, ‘‘Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China—Petitioner’s Withdrawal of Certain Requests for Review,’’ dated May 4, 2018. The petitioner withdrew its review request with respect to all companies except for Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29747 Partial Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, the petitioner timely withdrew its review request, in part, by the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order for the companies for which the petitioner withdrew its review request. Therefore, we are rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, with respect to the 191 companies for which all review requests were withdrawn. The review will continue only with respect to the remaining company Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd, aka Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd.8 Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed on the subject merchandise at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final 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 8 In a prior administrative review of electrodes from China, we found that Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. is the same entity as Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. See, e.g., Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 77 FR 40854, 40856 n.3 (July 11, 2012). Consistent with this determination, and in the absence thus far of contrary evidence, we are treating these companies as the same entity. See also Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes form the People’s Republic of China—Respondent Selection,’’ dated May 15, 2018. E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 29748 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 123 / Tuesday, June 26, 2018 / Notices result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a 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), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 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 is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: June 19, 2018. James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2018–13671 Filed 6–25–18; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–864] Steel Propane Cylinders From Taiwan: Termination of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on Worthington Industries and Manchester Tank & Equipment Co.’s (the petitioners) withdrawal of the antidumping duty (AD) petition on steel propane cylinders from Taiwan, we are terminating the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation. DATES: Applicable June 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–4243. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jun 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE On May 22, 2018, Commerce received AD petitions concerning imports of steel propane cylinders from China, Taiwan and Thailand, filed on behalf of the petitioners.1 On June 11, 2018, Commerce initiated the LTFV investigations of steel propane cylinders from China, Taiwan and Thailand, which were published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2018.2 On June 14, 2018, the petitioners submitted a letter withdrawing the AD petition with respect to Taiwan.3 Section 351.207(b)(1) of Commerce’s regulations stipulates that the Secretary may terminate an investigation, provided it has concluded that termination of the investigation is in the public interest.4 Because the petitioners have withdrawn their May 22, 2017, AD petition with respect to Taiwan, and have requested that Commerce terminate this investigation, we determine that termination of this investigation is in the public interest, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.207(b)(1).5 Accordingly, pursuant to section 734(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.207(b)(1), we are terminating the LTFV investigation with respect to Taiwan. International Trade Administration Termination of Investigation In accordance with section 734(a)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.207(b)(1), upon the petitioners’ withdrawal of the Taiwan petition, we are terminating the LTFV investigation of steel propane cylinders from Taiwan. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P AGENCY: Background Dated: June 20, 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. 2018–13675 Filed 6–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 1 See the petitioners’ letter, ‘‘Steel Propane Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Thailand: Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties,’’ dated May 22, 2018 (the Petition). For the purposes of the instant notice, all references to ‘the Petition’ refer specifically to the AD Petition with respect to Taiwan. 2 See Steel Propane Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Thailand: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 83 FR 28196 (June 18, 2018). 3 See the petitioners’ letter, ‘‘Steel Propane Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Thailand: Withdrawal of Taiwan Antidumping Duty Petition,’’ dated June 14, 2018. 4 See 19 CFR 351.207(b)(1). 5 See Withdrawal Letter at 1–2. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [A–570–069, A–549–835] Rubber Bands From the People’s Republic of China and Thailand: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable June 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Berger at (202) 482–2483 (People’s Republic of China (China)) and Laurel LaCivita at (202) 482–4243 (Thailand), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 20, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of rubber bands from China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.1 On March 19, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) notified Commerce of its affirmative preliminary determination with respect to China and Thailand, its negligibility determination concerning imports of rubber bands from Sri Lanka, and its termination of its investigation of imports from Sri Lanka.2 On March 22, the ITC published in the Federal Register a notice of its preliminary determination with respect to China and Thailand, and its determination that imports of rubber bands from Sri Lanka are negligible.3 Because the ITC has terminated its investigation of rubber bands from Sri Lanka, Commerce’s investigation is also terminated.4 The preliminary determinations for China and Thailand 1 See Rubber Bands from the People’s Republic of China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand: Initiation of LessThan-Fair-Value Investigations, 83 FR 8424 (February 27, 2018). 2 See the ITC’s letter dated March 19, 2018 (Notification of ITC Preliminary Determinations); see also Rubber Bands from China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand; Determinations, 83 FR 12594 (March 22, 2018); see also ITC publication 4770 (March 2018), Rubber Bands from China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, Investigation Nos. 701–TA–598–600 and 731–TA– 1408–1410 (Preliminary) at page 1. 3 See Rubber Bands from China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand; Determinations, 83 FR 12594 (March 22, 2018). 4 See 19 CFR 351.207(d) (stating that Commerce’s investigation terminates automatically upon the publication in the Federal Register of the ITC’s negative preliminary determination). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-929]


Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's Republic of 
China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2017-2018

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

SUMMARY: On April 16, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the 
People's Republic of China (China). Based on the timely withdrawal of 
the requests for review of certain companies, we are now rescinding 
this administrative review for the period February 1, 2017, through 
January 31, 2018, with respect to 191 companies.

DATES: Applicable June 26, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or John Anwesen, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5973 or (202) 
482-0131, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 26, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register 
the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from 
China.\1\ On February 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of 
opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty 
order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China for the period 
of review February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018.\2\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Small Diameter Graphite 
Electrodes from the People's Republic of China, 74 FR 8775 (February 
26, 2009).
    \2\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 83 FR 4639 (February 1, 2018).
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    On February 28, 2018, Tokai Carbon GE LLC (the petitioner) \3\ 
requested an administrative review of the order for 192 producers and/
or exporters of the subject merchandise, including Fushun Jinly 
Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd.\4\ In addition, on February 28, 2018, 
producer and exporter Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. 
requested a review of itself.\5\ On April 16, 2018, in accordance with 
section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 
CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the 
order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China with respect to 
193 companies.\6\ On May 4, 2018, the petitioner withdrew its 
administrative review request for 191 out of the 192 companies for 
which it requested a review.\7\ See the Initiation Notice for the full 
list of companies for which Commerce initiated a review.
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    \3\ Formerly, SGL Carbon LLC and Superior Graphite Co.
    \4\ See the petitioner's submission, ``Small Diameter Graphite 
Electrodes from the People's Republic of China--Request for 
Initiation of Antidumping Administrative Review,'' dated February 
28, 2018. The petitioner's review request included Fushun Jinli 
Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. (emphasis added).
    \5\ See Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd.'s, ``Small 
Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People's Republic of China: 
Request for an Administrative Review,'' dated February 28, 2018. For 
purposes of this review, we are treating Fushun Jinli Petrochemical 
Carbon Co., Ltd. and Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. as 
the same respondent company.
    \6\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 16298 (April 16, 2018) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \7\ See the petitioner's submission, ``Small Diameter Graphite 
Electrodes from the People's Republic of China--Petitioner's 
Withdrawal of Certain Requests for Review,'' dated May 4, 2018. The 
petitioner withdrew its review request with respect to all companies 
except for Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd.
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Partial Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested 
the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication of 
the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, the 
petitioner timely withdrew its review request, in part, by the 90-day 
deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order for the companies for which the petitioner 
withdrew its review request. Therefore, we are rescinding the 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter 
graphite electrodes from China for the period February 1, 2017, through 
January 31, 2018, with respect to the 191 companies for which all 
review requests were withdrawn. The review will continue only with 
respect to the remaining company Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., 
Ltd, aka Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd.\8\
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    \8\ In a prior administrative review of electrodes from China, 
we found that Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. is the 
same entity as Fushun Jinli Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. See, 
e.g., Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People's Republic 
of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, 77 FR 40854, 40856 n.3 (July 11, 2012). Consistent with this 
determination, and in the absence thus far of contrary evidence, we 
are treating these companies as the same entity. See also 
Memorandum, ``Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Small Diameter 
Graphite Electrodes form the People's Republic of China--Respondent 
Selection,'' dated May 15, 2018.
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Assessment

    Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies 
for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be 
assessed on the subject merchandise at rates equal to the cash deposit 
of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or 
withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final 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

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result in Commerce's presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping 
duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping 
duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a 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), which continues to govern 
business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 
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 is a sanctionable violation.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: June 19, 2018.
James Maeder,
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. 2018-13671 Filed 6-25-18; 8:45 am]
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