Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 37471-37472 [2018-16448]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices Dated: July 25, 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain processed olives, usually referred to as ‘‘ripe olives.’’ The subject merchandise includes all colors of olives; all shapes and sizes of olives, whether pitted or not pitted, and whether whole, sliced, chopped, minced, wedged, broken, or otherwise reduced in size; all types of packaging, whether for consumer (retail) or institutional (food service) sale, and whether canned or packaged in glass, metal, plastic, multilayered airtight containers (including pouches), or otherwise; and all manners of preparation and preservation, whether low acid or acidified, stuffed or not stuffed, with or without flavoring and/or saline solution, and including in ambient, refrigerated, or frozen conditions. Included are all ripe olives grown, processed in whole or in part, or packaged in Spain. Subject merchandise includes ripe olives that have been further processed in Spain or a third country, including but not limited to curing, fermenting, rinsing, oxidizing, pitting, slicing, chopping, segmenting, wedging, stuffing, packaging, or heat treating, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if performed in Spain. Subject merchandise includes ripe olives that otherwise meet the definition above that are packaged together with non-subject products, where the smallest individual packaging unit (e.g., can, pouch, jar, etc.) of any such product—regardless of whether the smallest unit of packaging is included in a larger packaging unit (e.g., display case, etc.)—contains a majority (i.e., more than 50 percent) of ripe olives by net drained weight. The scope does not include the non-subject components of such product. Excluded from the scope are: (1) Specialty olives 13 (including ‘‘Spanish-style,’’ 13 Some of the major types of specialty olives and their curing methods are: • ‘‘Spanish-style’’ green olives: Spanish-style green olives have a mildly salty, slightly bitter taste, and are usually pitted and stuffed. This style of olive is primarily produced in Spain and can be made from various olive varieties. Most are stuffed with pimento; other popular stuffings are jalapeno, garlic, and cheese. The raw olives that are used to produce Spanish-style green olives are picked while they are unripe, after which they are submerged in an alkaline solution for typically less than a day to partially remove their bitterness, rinsed, and fermented in a strong salt brine, giving them their characteristic flavor. • ‘‘Sicilian-style’’ green olives: Sicilian-style olives are large, firm green olives with a natural bitter and savory flavor. This style of olive is produced in small quantities in the United States using a Sevillano variety of olive and harvested green with a firm texture. Sicilian-style olives are processed using a brine-cured method, and undergo VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 ‘‘Sicilian-style,’’ and other similar olives) that have been processed by fermentation only, or by being cured in an alkaline solution for not longer than 12 hours and subsequently fermented; and (2) provisionally prepared olives unsuitable for immediate consumption (currently classifiable in subheading 0711.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)). The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable under subheadings 2005.70.0230, 2005.70.0260, 2005.70.0430, 2005.70.0460, 2005.70.5030, 2005.70.5060, 2005.70.6020, 2005.70.6030, 2005.70.6050, 2005.70.6060, 2005.70.6070, 2005.70.7000, 2005.70.7510, 2005.70.7515, 2005.70.7520, and 2005.70.7525 HTSUS. Subject merchandise may also be imported under subheadings 2005.70.0600, 2005.70.0800, 2005.70.1200, 2005.70.1600, 2005.70.1800, 2005.70.2300, 2005.70.2510, 2005.70.2520, 2005.70.2530, 2005.70.2540, 2005.70.2550, 2005.70.2560, 2005.70.9100, 2005.70.9300, and 2005.70.9700. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes, they do not define the scope of the order; rather, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2018–16449 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–839] Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), based on the timely withdrawal of requests for review. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable August 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Brown, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, AGENCY: a full fermentation in a salt and lactic acid brine for 4 to 9 months. These olives may be sold whole unpitted, pitted, or stuffed. • ‘‘Kalamata’’ olives: Kalamata olives are slightly curved in shape, tender in texture, and purple in color, and have a rich natural tangy and savory flavor. This style of olive is produced in Greece using a Kalamata variety olive. The olives are harvested after they are fully ripened on the tree, and typically use a brine-cured fermentation method over 4 to 9 months in a salt brine. • Other specialty olives in a full range of colors, sizes, and origins, typically fermented in a salt brine for 3 months or more. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37471 International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3702. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PSF from Korea for the POR of May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018.1 On May 31, 2018, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213, Commerce received a timely-filed request from DAK Americas LLC and Auriga Polymers, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners) for an administrative review of, among others, Huvis Corporation (Huvis).2 Also on May 31, 2018, Huvis Corporation (Huvis) requested an administrative review of its POR sales.3 On July 12, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of Huvis.4 On July 17 and 18, 2018, respectively, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), both the petitioners and Huvis timely withdrew their requests for an administrative review of Huvis.5 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(l), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party, or parties, that requested a review withdraw(s) the request(s) within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, both the petitioners and Huvis withdrew their requests for review of Huvis within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 19047 (May 1, 2018). 2 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea—Request for Annual Administrative Review’’ (May 31, 2018). The petitioners also requested an administrative review of Toray Chemical Korea, Inc. (Toray). However, the petitioners withdrew their request for Toray before the review was initiated. See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea— Withdrawal of Review Request for Toray Chemical Korea’’ (June 26, 2018). Thus, a review was not initiated for Toray. 3 See Letter from Huvis, ‘‘Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea; Request for Administrative Review for 2017–2018 Period’’ (May 31, 2018). 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 32270 (July 12, 2018) (Notice of Initiation). 5 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea—Withdrawal of Review Request for Huvis Corporation’’ (July 17, 2018); see also Letter from Huvis, ‘‘Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review for 2017–2018 Period’’ (July 18, 2018). E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 37472 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices initiation. No other parties requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PSF from Korea. Therefore, in response to the timely withdrawal of requests for review and, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(l), Commerce is rescinding this review. Dated: July 27, 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. 2018–16448 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of PSF from Korea during the POR. Antidumping duties shall be assessed 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)(l)(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 result in the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern the 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 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG354 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Monkfish Research SetAside Exempted Fishing Permit Adjustment National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Acting Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an adjustment to increase the total weight of monkfish allowed to be harvested under the two existing exempted fishing permits issued for the 2017 monkfish research set-aside program warrants further consideration. This notice provides interested parties the opportunity to comment on the proposed change to these exempted fishing permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: NMFS.GAR.EFP@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on 2017 Monkfish RSA DAS Pound Increase.’’ • Mail: Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on 2017 Monkfish RSA DAS Pound Increase.’’ SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Hanson, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9180, Cynthia.Hanson@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exempted Fishing Permits (EFP) that waive monkfish landing limits for designated Research Set-Aside (RSA) days-at-sea (DAS) have been routinely issued since PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2007 to increase operational efficiency and to optimize research funds generated under the Monkfish RSA Program. Amendment 2 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) (70 FR 21929; April 28, 2005) specifies that 500 RSA DAS are set aside each year to support approved monkfish research projects. Award recipients receive an allocation of those 500 RSA DAS, and their EFP limits the maximum weight of monkfish that may be landed under their allocated RSA DAS. Projects are constrained to the total DAS, maximum landing weight, or EFP expiration date, whichever is reached first. Since the origination of the RSA program in 2007, no project has reached the total DAS or maximum landing weight. Allowing vessels an exemption from monkfish landing limits provides an incentive for vessel owners to participate in the Monkfish RSA Program. Constraining each project to a maximum harvest limit ensures that the overall Monkfish RSA catch will be consistent with DAS effort and total mortality controls established for the fishery as a whole. To calculate the maximum weight allocation for each year’s 500 RSA DAS, we assign each RSA DAS to be equal to twice the limit for a Permit Category A or C monkfish vessel fishing in the Southern Fishery Management Area (i.e., the highest permissible landing limit within the fishery). This means that annually, a maximum weight of 500 times this calculated RSA DAS pound value may be harvested under the Monkfish RSA program, and each project is limited to this assigned weight value multiplied by their allocated number of RSA DAS. On April 28, 2017, we issued RSA compensation fishing EFPs to the Cornell Cooperative Extension (Cornell) and the University of Massachusetts School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) for their 2017 Monkfish RSA projects. At the time, the associated monkfish landing weight for each 2017 RSA DAS was 3,552 lb (1,611 kg). Cornell was allocated 300 DAS for a maximum weight limit of 1,065,600 lb (483,348 kg) to fund their research. SMAST was allocated the remaining 200 DAS, allowing 710,400 lb (322,232 kg) to be caught for their project. However, on July 12, 2017, Framework Adjustment 10 to the Monkfish FMP (82 FR 32145) increased the industry’s DAS allocation and trip limits across the whole monkfish fishery. As a part of the Framework 10 changes, the possession limit for Category A and C vessels in the Southern Area increased from 1,776 lb (806 kg) to 2,037 lb (924 kg). On June 8 and July 12, 2018, we received requests from Cornell and E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 1, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-839]


Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Rescission of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple 
fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), based on the timely 
withdrawal of requests for review. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 
2017, through April 30, 2018.

DATES: Applicable August 1, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Brown, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3702.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to 
request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PSF 
from Korea for the POR of May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018.\1\ On 
May 31, 2018, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213, Commerce received a timely-
filed request from DAK Americas LLC and Auriga Polymers, Inc. 
(collectively, the petitioners) for an administrative review of, among 
others, Huvis Corporation (Huvis).\2\ Also on May 31, 2018, Huvis 
Corporation (Huvis) requested an administrative review of its POR 
sales.\3\ On July 12, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), 
Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review 
of Huvis.\4\ On July 17 and 18, 2018, respectively, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(1), both the petitioners and Huvis timely withdrew their 
requests for an administrative review of Huvis.\5\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 83 FR 19047 (May 1, 2018).
    \2\ See Letter from the petitioners, ``Polyester Staple Fiber 
from Korea--Request for Annual Administrative Review'' (May 31, 
2018). The petitioners also requested an administrative review of 
Toray Chemical Korea, Inc. (Toray). However, the petitioners 
withdrew their request for Toray before the review was initiated. 
See Letter from the petitioners, ``Polyester Staple Fiber from 
Korea--Withdrawal of Review Request for Toray Chemical Korea'' (June 
26, 2018). Thus, a review was not initiated for Toray.
    \3\ See Letter from Huvis, ``Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from 
Korea; Request for Administrative Review for 2017-2018 Period'' (May 
31, 2018).
    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 32270 (July 12, 2018) (Notice of 
Initiation).
    \5\ See Letter from the petitioners, ``Polyester Staple Fiber 
from Korea--Withdrawal of Review Request for Huvis Corporation'' 
(July 17, 2018); see also Letter from Huvis, ``Certain Polyester 
Staple Fiber from Korea; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative 
Review for 2017-2018 Period'' (July 18, 2018).
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Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(l), Commerce will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party, or parties, 
that requested a review withdraw(s) the request(s) within 90 days of 
the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested 
review. As noted above, both the petitioners and Huvis withdrew their 
requests for review of Huvis within 90 days of the publication date of 
the notice of

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initiation. No other parties requested an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on PSF from Korea. Therefore, in response to the 
timely withdrawal of requests for review and, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(l), Commerce is rescinding this review.

Assessment

    Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of PSF from Korea 
during the POR. Antidumping duties shall be assessed 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)(l)(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 result in the presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which 
continues to govern the 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 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: July 27, 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.
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