Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 48589-48590 [2018-20844]

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SUMMARY: As a result of this first sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable September 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok or Howard Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (202) 482–4162 or (202) 482–5193, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [B–35–2018] Non-Discrimination Statement 48589 Background On July 19, 2013, Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from China.1 On June 1, 2018, Commerce published the notice of initiation of this sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On June 15, 2018, and June 18, 2018, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i), Commerce received timely and complete notices of intent to participate in the sunset review from domestic producers of xanthan gum, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and CP Kelco U.S., Inc. (CP Kelco), respectively.3 On July 2, 2018, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i), ADM and CP Kelco filed a timely and adequate substantive response.4 Commerce did not receive a substantive response from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), we conducted an expedited (120-day) first sunset review of the Order. Scope of the Order The product covered by the Order includes dry xanthan gum, whether or not coated or blended with other products. Xanthan gum is included in this order regardless of physical form, including, but not limited to, solutions, slurries, dry powders of any particle size, or unground fiber. Merchandise covered by the scope of the Order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheading 3913.90.20.15. This tariff classification is provided for convenience and 1 See Xanthan Gum from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 78 FR 43143 (July 19, 2013) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 83 FR 25436 (June 1, 2018). 3 See Letter from ADM to Commerce re, ‘‘FiveYear (‘‘Sunset’’) Review Of Antidumping Duty Order On Xanthan Gum From The People’s Republic Of China/Domestic Industry Notice Of Intent To Participate In Sunset Review,’’ dated June 15, 2018, and Letter from CP Kelco to Commerce re, ‘‘Xanthan Gum from the People’s Republic of China: CP Kelco U.S., Inc.’s Notice Of Intent To Participate,’’ dated June 18, 2018. 4 See Letter from ADM and CP Kelco to Commerce re, ‘‘Five-Year (Sunset) Review of Antidumping Duty Order On Xanthan Gum From the People’s Republic of China/Domestic Industry Substantive Response,’’ dated July 2, 2018 (ADM and CP Kelco Substantive Response). E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 48590 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2018 / Notices customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope is dispositive.5 Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, specifically the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail if the Order were to be revoked, is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.6 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 http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weightedaverage dumping margins up to 154.07 percent.7 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice 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 5 For the complete scope language, see ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Xanthan Gum from the People’s Republic of China,’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice. 6 See Issues and Decision Memorandum. 7 See Xanthan Gum from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 78 FR 33351 (June 4, 2013) (Final Determination), unchanged in Xanthan Gum from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 78 FR 43143 (July 19, 2013) (Order). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Sep 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: September 19, 2018. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–20844 Filed 9–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–066] Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from the People’s Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable September 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer or Michael Romani, 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) 482–0410 and (202) 482–0198, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in the LTFV investigation of PTFE resin from China on May 7, 2018.1 For a complete description of the events that followed the Preliminary Determination, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 1 See Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin 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 20039 (May 7, 2018) (Preliminary Determination) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See the Memorandum, ‘‘Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from the People’s Republic of China: Issues PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Period of Investigation The period of investigation is January 1, 2017, through June 30, 2017. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is PTFE resin from China. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ in Appendix I of this notice. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were submitted by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of issues raised is attached to this notice at Appendix II. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and to all parties in Commerce’s Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), we verified the U.S. sales and factors of production information submitted by Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd. (Daikin), and Shandong Dongyue Polymer Material Co., Ltd. (Dongyue) in May 2018 and June 2018.3 We used standard verification procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting and production records, and original source documents provided by Daikin and Dongyue. and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 See the Reports, ‘‘Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Investigation of Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from the People’s Republic of China’’ dated June 4, 2018 (Daikin CEP Verification Report), ‘‘Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Investigation of Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from the People’s Republic of China’’ dated July 10, 2018 (Daikin FOP Verification Report), and ‘‘Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of Shandong Dongyue Polymer Material Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Investigation of Polytetrafluorethylene Resin from the People’s Republic of China’’ dated July 13, 2018 (Dongyue Verification Report). 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 187 (Wednesday, September 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48589-48590]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-985]


Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 
the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of this first sunset review, the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order 
on xanthan gum from the People's Republic of China (China) would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the level 
indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Applicable September 26, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok or Howard Smith, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4162 or (202) 482-5193, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 19, 2013, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from China.\1\ On June 1, 2018, 
Commerce published the notice of initiation of this sunset review of 
the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).\2\ On June 15, 2018, and June 18, 2018, pursuant to 
19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i), Commerce received timely and complete notices 
of intent to participate in the sunset review from domestic producers 
of xanthan gum, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and CP Kelco U.S., 
Inc. (CP Kelco), respectively.\3\ On July 2, 2018, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i), ADM and CP Kelco filed a timely and adequate 
substantive response.\4\ Commerce did not receive a substantive 
response from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to 
section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), we 
conducted an expedited (120-day) first sunset review of the Order.
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    \1\ See Xanthan Gum from the People's Republic of China: Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping 
Duty Order, 78 FR 43143 (July 19, 2013) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 83 FR 25436 
(June 1, 2018).
    \3\ See Letter from ADM to Commerce re, ``Five-Year (``Sunset'') 
Review Of Antidumping Duty Order On Xanthan Gum From The People's 
Republic Of China/Domestic Industry Notice Of Intent To Participate 
In Sunset Review,'' dated June 15, 2018, and Letter from CP Kelco to 
Commerce re, ``Xanthan Gum from the People's Republic of China: CP 
Kelco U.S., Inc.'s Notice Of Intent To Participate,'' dated June 18, 
2018.
    \4\ See Letter from ADM and CP Kelco to Commerce re, ``Five-Year 
(Sunset) Review of Antidumping Duty Order On Xanthan Gum From the 
People's Republic of China/Domestic Industry Substantive Response,'' 
dated July 2, 2018 (ADM and CP Kelco Substantive Response).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the Order includes dry xanthan gum, whether 
or not coated or blended with other products. Xanthan gum is included 
in this order regardless of physical form, including, but not limited 
to, solutions, slurries, dry powders of any particle size, or unground 
fiber.
    Merchandise covered by the scope of the Order is classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheading 
3913.90.20.15. This tariff classification is provided for convenience 
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customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope is 
dispositive.\5\
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    \5\ For the complete scope language, see ``Issues and Decision 
Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order on Xanthan Gum from the People's Republic of China,'' 
(Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with and hereby 
adopted by this notice.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, 
specifically the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping 
and the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail if the Order were to 
be revoked, is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision 
Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.\6\ 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 http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records 
Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \6\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, we 
determine that revocation of the Order would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the 
dumping margins likely to prevail would be weighted-average dumping 
margins up to 154.07 percent.\7\
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    \7\ See Xanthan Gum from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 78 FR 33351 (June 4, 
2013) (Final Determination), unchanged in Xanthan Gum from the 
People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 78 FR 43143 (July 
19, 2013) (Order).
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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice 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 results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218.

    Dated: September 19, 2018.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2018-20844 Filed 9-25-18; 8:45 am]
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