Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 48590-48592 [2018-20846]

Download as PDF 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). E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2018 / Notices China-Wide Entity and Use of Adverse Facts Available facts available, pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.308(c). We continue to find that the use of facts available is warranted in determining the rate of the China-wide entity pursuant to section 776(a)(1) and (a)(2)(A)–(C) of the Act.4 Further, we found that the China-wide entity did not cooperate to the best of its ability to comply with our requests for information and, accordingly, we determined it appropriate to apply adverse inferences in selecting from the Changes From the Preliminary Determination Combination Rates Consistent with Preliminary Determination 6 and Policy Bulletin 05.1,7 Commerce calculated combination rates for the respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation. Final Determination Commerce determines that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist: Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter Producer Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd ................................... Shandong Dongyue Polymer Material Co., Ltd ......................... Hangzhou Fine Fluorotech Co., Ltd ........................................... Hangzhou Fine Fluorotech Co., Ltd ........................................... Shanghai Huayi 3f New Materials Sales Co., Ltd ...................... China-Wide Entity ....................................................................... Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd ................................... Shandong Dongyue Polymer Material Co., Ltd ......................... Qingdao Orientalflon New Materials Co., Ltd ............................ Zhejiang Juhua Co., Ltd. Fluor-Polymeric Plant ........................ Shanghai 3f New Materials Co., Ltd .......................................... ..................................................................................................... Disclosure We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days after public announcement of the final determination or, if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication of the notice of final determination in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at verification, we made certain changes to our dumping margin calculation for Daikin and Dongyue and revised the margins for non-selected respondents and the China-wide entity to reflect the revised margins for Daikin and Dongyue.5 Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of PTFE resin from China, as described in Appendix I of this notice, which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after May 7, 2018, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination of this investigation in the Federal Register. Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act, upon the publication of this notice, Commerce will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit 8 equal to the weighted-average amount by which the normal value exceeds U.S. price as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the exporter/producer combinations listed 4 See Preliminary Determination and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 14–17. 5 See Issues and Decision Memorandum for a discussion of these changes. 6 See Preliminary Determinations, 83 FR at 20039–40. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Sep 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 in the table above will be the rate identified in the table; (2) for all combinations of Chinese exporters/ producers of merchandise under consideration that have not received their own separate rate above, the cashdeposit rate will be the cash deposit rate established for the China-wide entity; and (3) for all non-Chinese exporters of merchandise under consideration which have not received their own separate rate above, the cash-deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate applicable to the Chinese exporter/producer combination that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of our final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the final determination in this proceeding is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of 7 See Enforcement and Compliance’s Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, regarding, ‘‘Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy Countries,’’ dated April 5, 2005 (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available on Commerce’s website at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull05-1.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48591 91.65 54.41 77.13 77.13 77.13 218.88 subject merchandise from China no later than 45 days after our final determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated, and all securities posted will be refunded or canceled. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice will serve as a reminder to the 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). Timely written notification of return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. 8 See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 48592 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2018 / Notices This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c). Dated: September 19, 2018. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin, including but not limited to granular, dispersion, or coagulated dispersion (also known as fine powder). PTFE resin is covered by the scope of this investigation whether filled or unfilled, whether or not modified, and whether or not containing copolymer additives, pigments, or other materials. Also included is PTFE resin wet raw polymer. The chemical formula for PTFE resin is C2F4, and the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry number is 9002–84– 0. PTFE resin further processed into micropowder, having particle size typically ranging from 1 to 25 microns, and a meltflow rate no less than 0.1 gram/10 minutes, is excluded from the scope of this investigation. PTFE resin is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 3904.61.0010 and 3904.61.0090. Subject merchandise may also be classified under HTSUS subheading 3904.69.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS Number are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope Comments IV. Surrogate Country V. Separate Rates VI. China-Wide Rate VII. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination VIII. Discussion of the Issues a. Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd. 1. Unreported U.S. Sales 2. Ocean Freight Expenses 3. Factor of Production of a Certain Input 4. Surrogate Value for R–22 5. Surrogate Financial Ratios b. Separate Rate Eligibility IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–20846 Filed 9–25–18; 8:45 am] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Sep 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–845] Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain hotrolled carbon steel flat products from Brazil are being, or are likely to be, sold at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), March 22, 2016, through September 30, 2017. DATES: Applicable September 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Pomper or Peter Zukowski, 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) 482–9122 or (202) 482–0189, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The review covers six producers and/ or exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected one mandatory respondent, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN), for individual examination. The producers/exporters that were not selected for individual examination are listed in the ‘‘Final Results of the Review’’ section of this notice. On July 13, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.1 Although we invited parties to comment on the preliminary results of the review, no interested party submitted comments. Accordingly, we are adopting unchanged the Preliminary Results for these final results and no decision memorandum accompanies this Federal Register notice. Commerce conducted this administrative review in 1 See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017, 83 FR 32632 (July 13, 2018) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain hot-rolled steel flat products from Brazil. For a complete description of the scope of this order, please refer to the Appendix to this notice. Methodology In the Preliminary Results, Commerce relied upon facts otherwise available with adverse inferences (AFA) to determine an antidumping margin for CSN because this mandatory respondent did not respond to Commerce’s antidumping duty questionnaire. Because no parties commented on the Preliminary Results, we are adopting in these final results of review the decisions outlined in the Preliminary Results. In accordance with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision in Albemarle Corp. v. United States,2 we are applying to the non-selected respondents the adjusted dumping margin we are applying to CSN in this administrative review.3 This is the only margin determined in this review for an individual respondent, and thus, it is applicable to the nonselected respondents under section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act. Adverse Facts Available Pursuant to section 776(a) and (b) of the Act, Commerce relied upon AFA to determine an antidumping margin for CSN because this respondent did not respond to Commerce’s antidumping duty questionnaire. For a complete explanation of the analysis underlying the application of AFA, see Preliminary Results. Final Results of the Review As a result of this review, we are assigning a dumping margin to the respondents for the period March 22, 2016, through September 30, 2017, as follows: 2 See Albemarle Corp. v. United States, 821 F.3d 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2016). 3 See, e.g., Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015– 2016, 83 FR 17527 (April 20, 2018). E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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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

AGENCY: 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:

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\
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    \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 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).
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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.
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    \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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China-Wide Entity and Use of Adverse Facts Available

    We continue to find that the use of facts available is warranted in 
determining the rate of the China-wide entity pursuant to section 
776(a)(1) and (a)(2)(A)-(C) of the Act.\4\ Further, we found that the 
China-wide entity did not cooperate to the best of its ability to 
comply with our requests for information and, accordingly, we 
determined it appropriate to apply adverse inferences in selecting from 
the facts available, pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.308(c).
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    \4\ See Preliminary Determination and accompanying Preliminary 
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Changes From the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at 
verification, we made certain changes to our dumping margin calculation 
for Daikin and Dongyue and revised the margins for non-selected 
respondents and the China-wide entity to reflect the revised margins 
for Daikin and Dongyue.\5\
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    \5\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum for a discussion of these 
changes.
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Combination Rates

    Consistent with Preliminary Determination \6\ and Policy Bulletin 
05.1,\7\ Commerce calculated combination rates for the respondents that 
are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation.
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    \6\ See Preliminary Determinations, 83 FR at 20039-40.
    \7\ See Enforcement and Compliance's Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, 
regarding, ``Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination 
Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy 
Countries,'' dated April 5, 2005 (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available 
on Commerce's website at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull05-1.pdf.
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Final Determination

    Commerce determines that the following weighted-average dumping 
margins exist:

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                                                             Estimated
                                                             weighted-
                                                              average
             Exporter                     Producer            dumping
                                                              margin
                                                             (percent)
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Daikin Fluorochemicals (China)      Daikin                         91.65
 Co., Ltd.                           Fluorochemicals
                                     (China) Co., Ltd.
Shandong Dongyue Polymer Material   Shandong Dongyue               54.41
 Co., Ltd.                           Polymer Material
                                     Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Fine Fluorotech Co., Ltd.  Qingdao Orientalflon           77.13
                                     New Materials Co.,
                                     Ltd.
Hangzhou Fine Fluorotech Co., Ltd.  Zhejiang Juhua Co.,            77.13
                                     Ltd. Fluor-
                                     Polymeric Plant.
Shanghai Huayi 3f New Materials     Shanghai 3f New                77.13
 Sales Co., Ltd.                     Materials Co., Ltd.
China-Wide Entity.................  ....................          218.88
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Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days after public announcement of the final 
determination or, if there is no public announcement, within five days 
of the date of publication of the notice of final determination in the 
Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to 
suspend liquidation of all entries of PTFE resin from China, as 
described in Appendix I of this notice, which were entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after May 7, 2018, the 
date of publication of the Preliminary Determination of this 
investigation in the Federal Register.
    Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act, upon the 
publication of this notice, Commerce will instruct CBP to require a 
cash deposit \8\ equal to the weighted-average amount by which the 
normal value exceeds U.S. price as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate 
for the exporter/producer combinations listed in the table above will 
be the rate identified in the table; (2) for all combinations of 
Chinese exporters/producers of merchandise under consideration that 
have not received their own separate rate above, the cash-deposit rate 
will be the cash deposit rate established for the China-wide entity; 
and (3) for all non-Chinese exporters of merchandise under 
consideration which have not received their own separate rate above, 
the cash-deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate applicable to the 
Chinese exporter/producer combination that supplied that non-Chinese 
exporter. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in 
effect until further notice.
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    \8\ See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of 
Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 
(October 3, 2011).
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International Trade Commission Notification

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

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice will serve as a reminder to the 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). Timely written 
notification of return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to 
judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with 
the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

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    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c).

    Dated: September 19, 2018.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is 
polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin, including but not limited to 
granular, dispersion, or coagulated dispersion (also known as fine 
powder). PTFE resin is covered by the scope of this investigation 
whether filled or unfilled, whether or not modified, and whether or 
not containing co-polymer additives, pigments, or other materials. 
Also included is PTFE resin wet raw polymer. The chemical formula 
for PTFE resin is C2F4, and the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) 
Registry number is 9002-84-0.
    PTFE resin further processed into micropowder, having particle 
size typically ranging from 1 to 25 microns, and a melt-flow rate no 
less than 0.1 gram/10 minutes, is excluded from the scope of this 
investigation.
    PTFE resin is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 3904.61.0010 and 
3904.61.0090. Subject merchandise may also be classified under HTSUS 
subheading 3904.69.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS 
Number are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope Comments
IV. Surrogate Country
V. Separate Rates
VI. China-Wide Rate
VII. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination
VIII. Discussion of the Issues
    a. Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd.
    1. Unreported U.S. Sales
    2. Ocean Freight Expenses
    3. Factor of Production of a Certain Input
    4. Surrogate Value for R-22
    5. Surrogate Financial Ratios
    b. Separate Rate Eligibility
IX. Recommendation

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