Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber From the People's Republic of China, India, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Orders, 34545-34548 [2018-15567]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 140 / Friday, July 20, 2018 / Notices Notification to Interested Parties SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Background In accordance with sections 735(a), 735(d), and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on May 30, 2018, Commerce published its affirmative final determinations in the less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigations of fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea and Taiwan.1 On July 13, 2018, the ITC notified Commerce of its affirmative final determinations that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of LTFV imports of fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan.2 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Dated: July 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. Scope of the Orders The product covered by these orders is fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan. For a complete description of the scope of these orders, see the Appendix to this notice. Antidumping Duty Orders In accordance with sections [FR Doc. 2018–15569 Filed 7–19–18; 8:45 am] 735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, the BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P ITC notified Commerce of its final determinations in these investigations, in which it found that an industry in the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States is materially injured by reason of imports of fine denier PSF International Trade Administration from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan.3 [A–570–060, A–533–875, A–580–893, A–583– Therefore, in accordance with section 860] 735(c)(2) of the Act, Commerce is issuing these antidumping duty orders. Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber Because the ITC determined that From the People’s Republic of China, imports of fine denier PSF from China, India, the Republic of Korea, and India, Korea, and Taiwan are materially Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Orders injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, entries of such merchandise from China, International Trade Administration, India, Korea, and Taiwan, entered or Department of Commerce. withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final assessment of antidumping duties. determinations by the Department of Therefore, in accordance with section Commerce (Commerce) and the 736(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce will International Trade Commission (ITC), direct U.S. Customs and Border Commerce is issuing antidumping duty Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further orders on fine denier polyester staple fiber (fine denier PSF) from the People’s 1 See Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of China (China), India, the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Republic of Korea (Korea), and Taiwan. Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 24740 (May 30, 2018); Fine Denier Polyester DATES: Applicable July 20, 2018. Staple Fiber from India: Final Affirmative FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 Edythe Artman at (202) 482–3931 FR 24737 (May 30, 2018); Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: Final (China), Patrick O’Connor at (202) 482– Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than 0989 (India), Karine Gziryan at (202) Fair Value, 83 FR 24743 (May 30, 2018); and Fine 482–4081 (Korea), Lilit Astvatsatrian at Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan: Final (202) 482–6412 (Taiwan), AD/CVD Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 24745 (May 30, 2018). Operations, Enforcement and 2 See Letter to Gary Taverman, Acting Assistant Compliance, U.S. Department of Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue Compliance, from David S. Johanson, Chairman of NW, Washington, DC 20230. the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding Determination, 78 FR 13019, 13025 (February 26, 2013). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jul 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 fine denier polyester staple fiber from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan (July 13, 2018). 3 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34545 instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan. With the exception of entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determinations, as further described below, antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 5, 2018, the date of publication of the preliminary determinations.4 Additionally, because the estimated weighted-average dumping for subject merchandise produced and exported by Tainan Spinning Co., Ltd. was determined to be zero in the investigation of fine denier PSF from Taiwan, and the estimated weightedaverage dumping for subject merchandise produced and exported by Toray Chemical Kora Inc. was determined to be zero in the investigation of fine denier PSF from Korea, Commerce is directing CBP to not suspend liquidation of entries of subject merchandise from these exporter/producer combinations for each of the respective orders. Entries of subject merchandise exported to the United States by any other producer and exporter combination are not entitled to this exclusion from suspension of liquidation and are subject to the applicable cash deposit rates noted below. 4 See Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 83 FR 665 (January 5, 2018), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (China Preliminary Determination); Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from India: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 83 FR 662 (January 5, 2018), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (India Preliminary Determination); Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 83 FR 660 (January 5, 2018), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (Korea Preliminary Determination); and Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 83 FR 668 (January 5, 2018), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (Taiwan Preliminary Determination). E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 34546 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 140 / Friday, July 20, 2018 / Notices Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation Except as noted above and in the ‘‘Provisional Measures’’ section of this notice below, in accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries of fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Commerce will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins, or cash deposits adjusted for subsidy offset, as applicable, indicated in the tables below. Given that the provisional measures period has expired, as explained below, effective on the date of publication in the Federal Register of the notice of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determinations, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins or cash deposits adjusted for subsidy offset, as applicable, listed in the tables below.5 The relevant allothers rates apply to all producers or exporters not specifically listed. The China-wide entity rate applies to all exporter-producer combinations not specifically listed. Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that suspension of liquidation pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request that Commerce extend the fourmonth period to no more than six months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion of fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan, Commerce extended the four-month period to six months in each of these investigations. Commerce published the preliminary determinations in these investigations on January 5, 2018.6 Hence, the extended provisional measures period, beginning on the date of publication of the preliminary determinations, ended on July 3, 2018. Exporter Jiangyin Hailun Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Jiangyin Huahong Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. Hangzhou Best Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. Cixi Jiangnan Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd. Jiangsu Xinsu Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. Jiangyin Jinyan Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. Jiangyin Yangxi International Trade Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Jinfuchun Industrial Co., Ltd. Nanyang Textile Co., Ltd .. Ningbo Dafa Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd. Zhaoqing Tifo New Fibre Co., Ltd. Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins The estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages and cash deposit rates adjusted for subsidy offset, as applicable, are as follows: China Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Producer Jiangyin Hailun Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd./Jiangyin Xinlun Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd./ Jiangyin Yunlun Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Bolun Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Fenghua Synthetic Fiber Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Huamei Special Fiber Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Huasheng Polymerization Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Huayi Polymerization Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Huaxing Synthetic Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Xingsheng Plastic Co., Ltd. Jiangyin Huahong Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Huakai Polyester Co., Ltd./ Jiangyin Hongkai Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. Hangzhou Best Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd ................................................................. Cash deposit adjusted for subsidy offset (percent) 72.22 72.22 65.17 65.11 68.70 68.64 Cixi Jiangnan Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd ..................................................................... 68.70 68.64 Jiangsu Xinsu Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd ................................................................... 68.70 68.64 Jiangyin Jinyan Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd./Jiangsu Xiang He Tai Fiber Technology Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Hengze Composite Materials Technology Co., Ltd./Chuzhou Prosperity Environmental Protection Color Fiber Co., Ltd./Jiangsu Xiang He Tai Fiber Technology Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Hengfeng Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Shunze Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Jinfuchun Industrial Co., Ltd ..................................................................... 68.70 68.64 68.70 68.64 68.70 68.64 Nanyang Textile Co., Ltd ......................................................................................... Ningbo Dafa Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd ....................................................................... 68.70 68.70 68.64 68.64 Zhaoqing Tifo New Fibre Co., Ltd ........................................................................... 68.70 68.64 Jiangyin Yueda Chemical Fiber Limited Company/Hangzhou BenMa Chemical and Spinning Company Ltd./Yizheng Chemical Fiber Limited Liability Company. 68.70 68.64 5 See section 736(a)(3) of the Act. China Preliminary Determination, India Preliminary Determination, Korea Preliminary 6 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice,7 Commerce will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after July 3, 2018, the final day on which the provisional measures were in effect, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determinations in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation and the collection of cash deposits will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determinations in the Federal Register. 18:06 Jul 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 Determination, and Taiwan Preliminary Determination. 7 See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India, Italy, the People’s Republic of China, PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Republic of Korea and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determination for India and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 48390, 48392 (July 25, 2016). E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 34547 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 140 / Friday, July 20, 2018 / Notices Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Cash deposit adjusted for subsidy offset (percent) Exporter Producer Yuyao Dafa Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. Zhangjiagang City Hongtuo Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Linan Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. Suzhou Zhengbang Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. Yuyao Dafa Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd ....................................................................... 68.70 68.64 Jiangyin Jindun Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd ................................................................. 68.70 68.64 Zhejiang Huashun Technology Co., Ltd .................................................................. 68.70 68.64 Suzhou Zhengbang Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd .......................................................... 68.70 68.64 103.06 103.00 CHINA–WIDE ENTITY India Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter/producer Reliance Industries Limited ......................................................................................................... Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Limited .................................................................. All-Others ..................................................................................................................................... 21.43 21.43 21.43 Cash deposit rate adjusted for subsidy offset (percent) 14.48 15.49 14.67 Korea Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter/producer Toray Chemical Korea Inc ..................................................................................................................................................... Huvis Corporation .................................................................................................................................................................. Down Nara, Co., Ltd., Down-Nara, Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................... (AKA Koreco Synthetic Fiber Co., Ltd.) ................................................................................................................................ All-Others ............................................................................................................................................................................... 0.00 45.23 45.23 30.15 Taiwan Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter/producer daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Tainan Spinning Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................................... Far Eastern Textile Ltd. (AKA Far Eastern New Century Corporation) ................................................................................ All-Others ............................................................................................................................................................................... This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. These orders are published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jul 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: July 16, 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—Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by these orders is fine denier polyester staple fiber (fine denier PSF), not carded or combed, measuring less than 3.3 decitex (3 denier) in PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.00 48.86 24.43 diameter. The scope covers all fine denier PSF, whether coated or uncoated. The following products are excluded from the scope: (1) PSF equal to or greater than 3.3 decitex (more than 3 denier, inclusive) currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 5503.20.0045 and 5503.20.0065. (2) Low-melt PSF defined as a bicomponent polyester fiber having a polyester fiber component that melts at a lower temperature than the other polyester fiber E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 34548 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 140 / Friday, July 20, 2018 / Notices component, which is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheading 5503.20.0015. Fine denier PSF is classifiable under the HTSUS subheading 5503.20.0025. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2018–15567 Filed 7–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–967] Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Expedited Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating and issuing the preliminary results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China (China), finding that the cash deposit rate for the 21 exporters/producers who retain a separate rate assigned in the less-thanfair value (LTFV) investigation should be recalculated to reflect the revised countervailing duty (CVD) export subsidy offsets from the amended final CVD determination. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 20, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner or Erin Kearney, 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) 482–6312 or (202) 482–0167, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On May 26, 2011, Commerce published AD and CVD orders on aluminum extrusions from China.1 On October 23, 2015, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained Commerce’s results of redetermination pursuant to court remand, which recalculated the all1 See Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 76 FR 30650 (May 26, 2011) (the Order); and Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 30653 (May 26, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jul 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 others subsidy rate in the CVD investigation of aluminum extrusions from China.2 On November 10, 2015, Commerce published an amended final CVD determination, with an effective date of November 2, 2015.3 In the CVD investigation, the subsidy rate applied to ‘‘all other’’ companies was 374.15 percent,4 and the amount of export subsidies included in the allothers rate was 42.16 percent.5 Section 772(c)(1)(C) the Act provides that in determining export price (EP) or constructed export price (CEP), Commerce should adjust its calculations by ‘‘the amount of any countervailing duty imposed on the subject merchandise . . . to offset an export subsidy.’’ Therefore, the AD cash deposit rate for companies eligible for a separate rate was calculated as the separate rate dumping margin determined in the LTFV investigation (i.e., 32.79 percent), less the amount of export subsidies included in the allothers CVD rate (i.e., 42.16 percent).6 However, as a result of Commerce’s amended final CVD determination, the all-others CVD rate was determined to be 7.37 percent,7 and the amount of export subsidies included in the allothers rate was determined to be 0.28 percent.8 Of the companies that were granted a separate rate in the LTFV investigation, 21 companies have not been subject to an administrative review and, thus, continue to be assigned the separate rate cash deposit rate determined in the LTFV investigation.9 These companies are listed below in the ‘‘Preliminary 2 See MacLean-Fogg Co. v. United States, 100 F. Supp. 3d 1349 (CIT August 2015) (MacLean-Fogg). 3 See Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination Pursuant to Court Decision, 80 FR 69640 (November 10, 2015) (CVD Amended Final Determination). 4 See Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 76 FR 18521, 18523 (April 4, 2011). 5 See Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 76 FR 18524, 18531 (April 4, 2011). 6 Id., 76 FR at 18531. 7 See CVD Amended Final Determination, 80 FR at 69640. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Preliminary Export Subsidy Offset Calculation Memorandum,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Calculation Memorandum). 9 Two additional companies, China Square Industrial Ltd and USA Worldwide Door Components (PINGHU) Co., Ltd., are currently assigned the separate rate established in the LTFV investigation. However, both companies are currently under review in the 2015–2016 administrative review of aluminum extrusions from China, and their dumping margin will be determined in the final results of that review. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Results of Expedited Changed Circumstances Review’’ section. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order is aluminum extrusions which are shapes and forms, produced by an extrusion process, made from aluminum alloys having metallic elements corresponding to the alloy series designations published by The Aluminum Association commencing with the numbers 1, 3, and 6 (or proprietary equivalents or other certifying body equivalents). Specifically, the subject merchandise made from aluminum alloy with an Aluminum Association series designation commencing with the number 1 contains not less than 99 percent aluminum by weight. The subject merchandise made from aluminum alloy with an Aluminum Association series designation commencing with the number 3 contains manganese as the major alloying element, with manganese accounting for not more than 3.0 percent of total materials by weight. The subject merchandise is made from an aluminum alloy with an Aluminum Association series designation commencing with the number 6 contains magnesium and silicon as the major alloying elements, with magnesium accounting for at least 0.1 percent but not more than 2.0 percent of total materials by weight, and silicon accounting for at least 0.1 percent but not more than 3.0 percent of total materials by weight. The subject aluminum extrusions are properly identified by a four-digit alloy series without either a decimal point or leading letter. Illustrative examples from among the approximately 160 registered alloys that may characterize the subject merchandise are as follows: 1350, 3003, and 6060. Aluminum extrusions are produced and imported in a wide variety of shapes and forms, including, but not limited to, hollow profiles, other solid profiles, pipes, tubes, bars, and rods. Aluminum extrusions that are drawn subsequent to extrusion (drawn aluminum) are also included in the scope. Aluminum extrusions are produced and imported with a variety of finishes (both coatings and surface treatments), and types of fabrication. The types of coatings and treatments applied to subject aluminum extrusions include, but are not limited to, extrusions that are mill finished (i.e., without any coating or further finishing), brushed, buffed, polished, anodized (including brightdip anodized), liquid painted, or E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 140 (Friday, July 20, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-15567]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-060, A-533-875, A-580-893, A-583-860]


Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber From the People's Republic of 
China, India, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Antidumping Duty 
Orders

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), 
Commerce is issuing antidumping duty orders on fine denier polyester 
staple fiber (fine denier PSF) from the People's Republic of China 
(China), India, the Republic of Korea (Korea), and Taiwan.

DATES: Applicable July 20, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Artman at (202) 482-3931 
(China), Patrick O'Connor at (202) 482-0989 (India), Karine Gziryan at 
(202) 482-4081 (Korea), Lilit Astvatsatrian at (202) 482-6412 (Taiwan), 
AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(a), 735(d), and 777(i)(1) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on May 
30, 2018, Commerce published its affirmative final determinations in 
the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of fine denier PSF from 
China, India, Korea and Taiwan.\1\ On July 13, 2018, the ITC notified 
Commerce of its affirmative final determinations that an industry in 
the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 
735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of LTFV imports of fine denier 
PSF from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan.\2\
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    \1\ See Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from the People's 
Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, 83 FR 24740 (May 30, 2018); Fine Denier Polyester 
Staple Fiber from India: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 24737 (May 30, 2018); Fine Denier 
Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: Final Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 24743 (May 30, 
2018); and Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan: Final 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 
24745 (May 30, 2018).
    \2\ See Letter to Gary Taverman, Acting Assistant Secretary of 
Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from David S. Johanson, 
Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding fine 
denier polyester staple fiber from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan 
(July 13, 2018).
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Scope of the Orders

    The product covered by these orders is fine denier PSF from China, 
India, Korea, and Taiwan. For a complete description of the scope of 
these orders, see the Appendix to this notice.

Antidumping Duty Orders

    In accordance with sections 735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, 
the ITC notified Commerce of its final determinations in these 
investigations, in which it found that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured by reason of imports of fine denier PSF from 
China, India, Korea, and Taiwan.\3\ Therefore, in accordance with 
section 735(c)(2) of the Act, Commerce is issuing these antidumping 
duty orders. Because the ITC determined that imports of fine denier PSF 
from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan are materially injuring a U.S. 
industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from China, India, 
Korea, and Taiwan, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, 
are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, 
Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal 
to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the 
export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all 
relevant entries of fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and 
Taiwan. With the exception of entries occurring after the expiration of 
the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC's 
final affirmative injury determinations, as further described below, 
antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of fine 
denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 5, 2018, the date 
of publication of the preliminary determinations.\4\ Additionally, 
because the estimated weighted-average dumping for subject merchandise 
produced and exported by Tainan Spinning Co., Ltd. was determined to be 
zero in the investigation of fine denier PSF from Taiwan, and the 
estimated weighted-average dumping for subject merchandise produced and 
exported by Toray Chemical Kora Inc. was determined to be zero in the 
investigation of fine denier PSF from Korea, Commerce is directing CBP 
to not suspend liquidation of entries of subject merchandise from these 
exporter/producer combinations for each of the respective orders. 
Entries of subject merchandise exported to the United States by any 
other producer and exporter combination are not entitled to this 
exclusion from suspension of liquidation and are subject to the 
applicable cash deposit rates noted below.
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    \4\ See Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and 
Extension of Provisional Measures, 83 FR 665 (January 5, 2018), and 
accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (China Preliminary 
Determination); Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from India: 
Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of 
Provisional Measures, 83 FR 662 (January 5, 2018), and accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum (India Preliminary Determination); 
Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: 
Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of 
Provisional Measures, 83 FR 660 (January 5, 2018), and accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum (Korea Preliminary Determination); 
and Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan: Preliminary 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional 
Measures, 83 FR 668 (January 5, 2018), and accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum (Taiwan Preliminary Determination).

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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    Except as noted above and in the ``Provisional Measures'' section 
of this notice below, in accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the 
Act, Commerce will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on 
all relevant entries of fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and 
Taiwan. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect 
until further notice.
    Commerce will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margins, or cash deposits 
adjusted for subsidy offset, as applicable, indicated in the tables 
below. Given that the provisional measures period has expired, as 
explained below, effective on the date of publication in the Federal 
Register of the notice of the ITC's final affirmative injury 
determinations, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would 
normally deposit estimated duties on subject merchandise, a cash 
deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins or cash 
deposits adjusted for subsidy offset, as applicable, listed in the 
tables below.\5\ The relevant all-others rates apply to all producers 
or exporters not specifically listed. The China-wide entity rate 
applies to all exporter-producer combinations not specifically listed.
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    \5\ See section 736(a)(3) of the Act.
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Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that suspension of liquidation 
pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in 
effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
that Commerce extend the four-month period to no more than six months. 
At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion 
of fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan, Commerce 
extended the four-month period to six months in each of these 
investigations. Commerce published the preliminary determinations in 
these investigations on January 5, 2018.\6\ Hence, the extended 
provisional measures period, beginning on the date of publication of 
the preliminary determinations, ended on July 3, 2018.
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    \6\ See China Preliminary Determination, India Preliminary 
Determination, Korea Preliminary Determination, and Taiwan 
Preliminary Determination.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice,\7\ Commerce will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and 
Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after July 
3, 2018, the final day on which the provisional measures were in 
effect, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of 
the ITC's final affirmative injury determinations in the Federal 
Register. Suspension of liquidation and the collection of cash deposits 
will resume on the date of publication of the ITC's final 
determinations in the Federal Register.
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    \7\ See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India, 
Italy, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and 
Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determination for 
India and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 48390, 48392 
(July 25, 2016).
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Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

    The estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages 
and cash deposit rates adjusted for subsidy offset, as applicable, are 
as follows:

China

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                                                                                     Estimated
                                                                                     weighted-     Cash deposit
               Exporter                                 Producer                      average      adjusted for
                                                                                  dumping margin  subsidy offset
                                                                                     (percent)       (percent)
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Jiangyin Hailun Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd  Jiangyin Hailun Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd./           72.22           72.22
                                         Jiangyin Xinlun Chemical Fiber Co.,
                                         Ltd./Jiangyin Yunlun Chemical Fiber
                                         Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Bolun Chemical Fiber
                                         Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Fenghua Synthetic
                                         Fiber Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Huamei Special
                                         Fiber Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Huasheng
                                         Polymerization Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Huayi
                                         Polymerization Co., Ltd./Jiangyin
                                         Huaxing Synthetic Co., Ltd./Jiangyin
                                         Xingsheng Plastic Co., Ltd.
Jiangyin Huahong Chemical Fiber Co.,    Jiangyin Huahong Chemical Fiber Co.,               65.17           65.11
 Ltd.                                    Ltd./Jiangyin Huakai Polyester Co.,
                                         Ltd./Jiangyin Hongkai Chemical Fiber
                                         Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Best Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.  Hangzhou Best Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd...           68.70           68.64
Cixi Jiangnan Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd..  Cixi Jiangnan Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd....           68.70           68.64
Jiangsu Xinsu Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.  Jiangsu Xinsu Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd...           68.70           68.64
Jiangyin Jinyan Chemical Fiber Co.,     Jiangyin Jinyan Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd./          68.70           68.64
 Ltd.                                    Jiangsu Xiang He Tai Fiber Technology
                                         Co., Ltd.
Jiangyin Yangxi International Trade     Jiangsu Hengze Composite Materials                 68.70           68.64
 Co., Ltd.                               Technology Co., Ltd./Chuzhou Prosperity
                                         Environmental Protection Color Fiber
                                         Co., Ltd./Jiangsu Xiang He Tai Fiber
                                         Technology Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Hengfeng
                                         Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd./Jiangyin
                                         Shunze Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Jinfuchun Industrial Co., Ltd  Zhejiang Jinfuchun Industrial Co., Ltd..           68.70           68.64
Nanyang Textile Co., Ltd..............  Nanyang Textile Co., Ltd................           68.70           68.64
Ningbo Dafa Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd....  Ningbo Dafa Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd......           68.70           68.64
Zhaoqing Tifo New Fibre Co., Ltd......  Zhaoqing Tifo New Fibre Co., Ltd........           68.70           68.64
Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd......  Jiangyin Yueda Chemical Fiber Limited              68.70           68.64
                                         Company/Hangzhou BenMa Chemical and
                                         Spinning Company Ltd./Yizheng Chemical
                                         Fiber Limited Liability Company.

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Yuyao Dafa Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd....  Yuyao Dafa Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd......           68.70           68.64
Zhangjiagang City Hongtuo Chemical      Jiangyin Jindun Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.           68.70           68.64
 Fiber Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Linan Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.  Zhejiang Huashun Technology Co., Ltd....           68.70           68.64
Suzhou Zhengbang Chemical Fiber Co.,    Suzhou Zhengbang Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd           68.70           68.64
 Ltd.
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                                CHINA-WIDE ENTITY                                         103.06          103.00
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India

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                                                                     Estimated weighted-     Cash deposit rate
                         Exporter/producer                             average dumping      adjusted for subsidy
                                                                       margin (percent)       offset (percent)
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Reliance Industries Limited.......................................                  21.43                  14.48
Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Limited.....................                  21.43                  15.49
All-Others........................................................                  21.43                  14.67
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Korea

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                                                    Estimated weighted-
                Exporter/producer                     average dumping
                                                      margin (percent)
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Toray Chemical Korea Inc.........................                   0.00
Huvis Corporation................................                  45.23
Down Nara, Co., Ltd., Down-Nara, Co., Ltd........                  45.23
(AKA Koreco Synthetic Fiber Co., Ltd.)...........
All-Others.......................................                  30.15
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Taiwan

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                                                    Estimated weighted-
                Exporter/producer                     average dumping
                                                      margin (percent)
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Tainan Spinning Co., Ltd.........................                   0.00
Far Eastern Textile Ltd. (AKA Far Eastern New                      48.86
 Century Corporation)............................
All-Others.......................................                  24.43
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    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to 
fine denier PSF from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan pursuant to 
section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of 
antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    These orders are published in accordance with section 736(a) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: July 16, 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--Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by these orders is fine denier polyester 
staple fiber (fine denier PSF), not carded or combed, measuring less 
than 3.3 decitex (3 denier) in diameter. The scope covers all fine 
denier PSF, whether coated or uncoated. The following products are 
excluded from the scope:
    (1) PSF equal to or greater than 3.3 decitex (more than 3 
denier, inclusive) currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 5503.20.0045 and 
5503.20.0065.
    (2) Low-melt PSF defined as a bi-component polyester fiber 
having a polyester fiber component that melts at a lower temperature 
than the other polyester fiber

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component, which is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheading 
5503.20.0015.
    Fine denier PSF is classifiable under the HTSUS subheading 
5503.20.0025. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
scope of these orders is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2018-15567 Filed 7-19-18; 8:45 am]
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