Glycine From India: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 54713-54715 [2018-23718]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Notices Dated: October 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 Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. Dated: October 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, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 2018–23793 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2018–23800 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board International Trade Administration [A–533–883] [Order No. 2066] Glycine From India: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures Production Authority Not Approved; CSI Calendering, Inc., Foreign-Trade Zone 39, (Rubber Coated Textile Fabric), Arlington, Texas amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act provides for ‘‘. . . the establishment . . . of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the ForeignTrade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry; Whereas, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, grantee of FTZ 39, has requested production authority on behalf of CSI Calendering, Inc. for its facility located in Arlington, Texas (B–26–2014, docketed March 18, 2014); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (79 FR 16278–16279, March 25, 2014; 79 FR 34285, June 16, 2014; 79 FR 41959, July 18, 2014) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations have not been satisfied; Now, therefore, the Board hereby does not approve the application requesting production authority under zone procedures within FTZ 39 at the facility of CSI Calendering, Inc., located in Arlington, Texas, as described in the application and Federal Register notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that glycine from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. AGENCY: Applicable October 31, 2018. Kent Boydston or Edythe Artman, 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) 482–5649 or (202) 482–3931, respectively. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on April 25, 2018.1 On August 21, 2018, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now October 24, 2018.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary 1 See Glycine from India, Japan, and Thailand: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 83 FR 17995 (April 25, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Glycine from India, Japan, and Thailand: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 83 FR 42259 (August 21, 2018). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54713 Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary 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 https:// access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is glycine from India. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to Commerce’s regulations,4 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).5 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments and rebuttal responses submitted to the record for this preliminary determination, and accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments timely received, see the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.6 Commerce is not preliminarily modifying the scope language as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. Methodology Commerce is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. Export price was calculated in accordance with section 772(a) of the Act. Normal value (NV) was calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act for Paras Intermediates Private Limited (Paras). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Less-ThanFair-Value Investigation of Glycine from India’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 5 See Initiation Notice. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Glycine from India, Japan, the People’s Republic of China and Thailand: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations’’ (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum), dated August 27, 2018. E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 54714 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Notices Furthermore, pursuant to section 776(a) and (b) of the Act, Commerce has preliminarily relied upon facts otherwise available, with adverse inferences for Kumar Industries, India (Kumar). For a full description of the methodology underlying the preliminary determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 merchandise, as described in Appendix I, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Further, pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), Commerce will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin or the estimated allAll-Others Rate others rate, adjusted for export Sections 733(d)(1)(ii) and 735(c)(5)(A) subsidies, as follows: (1) The cash of the Act provide that in the deposit rate for the respondents listed preliminary determination Commerce above will be equal to the companyshall determine an estimated all-others specific estimated weighted-average rate for all exporters and producers not dumping margins, adjusted for export individually examined. This rate shall subsidies, determined in this be an amount equal to the weighted preliminary determination; (2) if the average of the estimated weightedexporter is not a respondent identified average dumping margins established above, but the producer is, then the cash for exporters and producers deposit rate will be equal to the individually investigated, excluding any company-specific estimated weightedzero and de minimis margins, and any average dumping margin, adjusted for margins determined entirely under export subsidies, established for that section 776 of the Act. producer of the subject merchandise; In this investigation, Commerce and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other preliminary assigned a rate based producers and exporters will be equal to entirely on adverse facts available to the all-others estimated weightedKumar. Therefore, the only rate that is average dumping margin, adjusted for not zero, de minimis or based entirely export subsidies. on facts otherwise available is the rate Commerce normally adjusts the calculated for Paras. Consequently, the rate calculated for Paras is also assigned estimated weighted-average dumping margin by the amount of export as the rate for all-other producers and subsidies countervailed in a companion exporters. countervailing duty (CVD) proceeding, Preliminary Determination when CVD provisional measures are in effect. Accordingly, where Commerce Commerce preliminarily determines preliminarily made an affirmative that the following estimated weighteddetermination for countervailable export average dumping margins exist: subsidies, Commerce has offset the Cash estimated weighted-average dumping Estimated deposit margin by the appropriate CVD rate. weightedrate Any such adjusted rates may be found average (adjusted Exporter/producer in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ dumping for margin subsidy section above. (percent) offset(s)) Should provisional measures in the (percent) companion CVD investigation expire Kumar Industries, prior to the expiration of provisional 7 80.49 India .................. 77.87 measures in this LTFV investigation, Paras IntermediCommerce will direct CBP to begin ates Private Limcollecting estimated antidumping duty 8 ited .................... 10.86 8.24 cash deposits unadjusted for All-Others .............. 10.86 8.24 countervailed export subsidies at the time that the provisional CVD measures Suspension of Liquidation expire. These suspension of liquidation In accordance with section 733(d)(2) instructions will remain in effect until of the Act, Commerce will direct U.S. further notice. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of entries of subject Disclosure 7 See ‘‘Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Glycine from India: Additional Analysis Regarding Preliminary Determination to Apply Adverse Facts Available to Kumar Industries, India’’ dated concurrently with this memorandum. 8 See Analysis Memorandum for Paras, ‘‘Preliminary Determination Margin Calculation for Paras Intermediates Private Limited,’’ dated concurrently with this memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis performed to interested parties in this preliminary determination within five days of any public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, Commerce intends to verify the information relied upon in making its final determination. Thus Commerce intends to verify the information provided by Paras. Furthermore, we are affording Kumar an opportunity to remedy deficiencies in its reporting for this preliminary determination. In the event we find Kumar’s information to be satisfactory, then, as provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we intend to verify this information for our final determination. Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the last verification report is issued in this investigation. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.9 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary 9 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Notices determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the petitioner. Section 351.210(e)(2) of Commerce’s regulations requires that a request by exporters for postponement of the final determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months in duration. On September 19, 2018, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e), Paras requested that Commerce postpone the final determination and that provisional measures be extended to a period not to exceed six months.10 On September 21, 2018, Commerce received a like request from Kumar.11 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporters account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, Commerce is postponing the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, Commerce will make its final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary determination. If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after the final determination whether these imports are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. Notification to Interested Parties amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). 10 See Letter from Paras, ‘‘Glycine from India: Request for Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures,’’ dated September 19, 2018. 11 See Letter from Kumar, ‘‘Certain Glycine from India: Request for Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures,’’ dated September 21, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 Dated: October 24, 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. 54715 XV. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2018–23718 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Appendix I Scope of the Investigation [A–351–825] The merchandise covered by this investigation is glycine at any purity level or grade. This includes glycine of all purity levels, which covers all forms of crude or technical glycine including, but not limited to, sodium glycinate, glycine slurry and any other forms of amino acetic acid or glycine. Subject merchandise also includes glycine and precursors of dried crystalline glycine that are processed in a third country, including, but not limited to, refining or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of this investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope glycine or precursors of dried crystalline glycine. Glycine has the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number of 56–40–6. Glycine and glycine slurry are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2922.49.43.00. Sodium glycinate is classified in the HTSUS under 2922.49.80.00. While the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018 Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures V. Scope Comments VI. Application of Facts Available and Use of Adverse Inference A. Application of Facts Available B. Use of Adverse Inference C. Selection and Corroboration of the AFA Rate VII. All-Others Rate VIII. Discussion of the Methodology A. Determination of the Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis IX. Date of Sale X. Product Comparisons XI. Export Price XII. Normal Value A. Home Market Viability B. Level of Trade C. Cost of Production Analysis 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test D. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison Market Prices XIII. Currency Conversion XIV. Verification PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that the sole exporter subject to this administrative review has made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2017, through August 8, 2017. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 31, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla, 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) 482–3477. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background This review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares). When the review was initiated, the period of review (POR) was February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018. However, on October 3, 2018, as a result of a five-year (sunset) review, Commerce revoked the antidumping duty order on imports of stainless steel bar (SSB) from Brazil, effective August 9, 2017. As a result, the POR was revised to February 1, 2017, through August 8, 2017.1 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. The SSB subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.00, 7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, 7222.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description is dispositive. A full 1 See Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil, India, Japan, and Spain: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order (India) and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders (Brazil, Japan, and Spain), 83 FR 49910 (October 3, 2018) (Revocation Notice). E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-883]


Glycine From India: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and 
Extension of Provisional Measures

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that glycine from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the 
United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of 
investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. 
Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary 
determination.

DATES: Applicable October 31, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kent Boydston or Edythe Artman, 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) 482-5649 or (202) 482-3931, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 
733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce 
published the notice of initiation of this investigation on April 25, 
2018.\1\ On August 21, 2018, Commerce postponed the preliminary 
determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now 
October 24, 2018.\2\ For a complete description of the events that 
followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.\3\ A list of topics included in the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The 
Preliminary 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 https://access.trade.gov, 
and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main 
Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \1\ See Glycine from India, Japan, and Thailand: Initiation of 
Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 83 FR 17995 (April 25, 2018) 
(Initiation Notice).
    \2\ See Glycine from India, Japan, and Thailand: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 83 FR 
42259 (August 21, 2018).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Glycine 
from India'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this 
notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is glycine from India. 
For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see 
Appendix I.

Scope Comments

    In accordance with the preamble to Commerce's regulations,\4\ the 
Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise 
issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).\5\ Certain interested 
parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in 
the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments 
and rebuttal responses submitted to the record for this preliminary 
determination, and accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments 
timely received, see the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.\6\ 
Commerce is not preliminarily modifying the scope language as it 
appeared in the Initiation Notice.
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    \4\ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 
62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997).
    \5\ See Initiation Notice.
    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Glycine from India, Japan, the People's 
Republic of China and Thailand: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum 
for the Preliminary Determinations'' (Preliminary Scope Decision 
Memorandum), dated August 27, 2018.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. Export price was calculated in accordance with 
section 772(a) of the Act. Normal value (NV) was calculated in 
accordance with section 773 of the Act for Paras Intermediates Private 
Limited (Paras).

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Furthermore, pursuant to section 776(a) and (b) of the Act, Commerce 
has preliminarily relied upon facts otherwise available, with adverse 
inferences for Kumar Industries, India (Kumar). For a full description 
of the methodology underlying the preliminary determination, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

All-Others Rate

    Sections 733(d)(1)(ii) and 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provide that in 
the preliminary determination Commerce shall determine an estimated 
all-others rate for all exporters and producers not individually 
examined. This rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for 
exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero 
and de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely under 
section 776 of the Act.
    In this investigation, Commerce preliminary assigned a rate based 
entirely on adverse facts available to Kumar. Therefore, the only rate 
that is not zero, de minimis or based entirely on facts otherwise 
available is the rate calculated for Paras. Consequently, the rate 
calculated for Paras is also assigned as the rate for all-other 
producers and exporters.

Preliminary Determination

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

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                                                                 Cash
                                                   Estimated    deposit
                                                   weighted-     rate
                                                    average    (adjusted
                Exporter/producer                   dumping       for
                                                    margin      subsidy
                                                   (percent)  offset(s))
                                                               (percent)
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Kumar Industries, India.........................   \7\ 80.49       77.87
Paras Intermediates Private Limited.............   \8\ 10.86        8.24
All-Others......................................       10.86        8.24
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce will 
direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation 
of entries of subject merchandise, as described in Appendix I, entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Further, pursuant 
to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), Commerce will 
instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-
average dumping margin or the estimated all-others rate, adjusted for 
export subsidies, as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the 
respondents listed above will be equal to the company-specific 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins, adjusted for export 
subsidies, determined in this preliminary determination; (2) if the 
exporter is not a respondent identified above, but the producer is, 
then the cash deposit rate will be equal to the company-specific 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin, adjusted for export 
subsidies, established for that producer of the subject merchandise; 
and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers and exporters 
will be equal to the all-others estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin, adjusted for export subsidies.
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    \7\ See ``Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Glycine from 
India: Additional Analysis Regarding Preliminary Determination to 
Apply Adverse Facts Available to Kumar Industries, India'' dated 
concurrently with this memorandum.
    \8\ See Analysis Memorandum for Paras, ``Preliminary 
Determination Margin Calculation for Paras Intermediates Private 
Limited,'' dated concurrently with this memorandum.
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    Commerce normally adjusts the estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin by the amount of export subsidies countervailed in a companion 
countervailing duty (CVD) proceeding, when CVD provisional measures are 
in effect. Accordingly, where Commerce preliminarily made an 
affirmative determination for countervailable export subsidies, 
Commerce has offset the estimated weighted-average dumping margin by 
the appropriate CVD rate. Any such adjusted rates may be found in the 
``Preliminary Determination'' section above.
    Should provisional measures in the companion CVD investigation 
expire prior to the expiration of provisional measures in this LTFV 
investigation, Commerce will direct CBP to begin collecting estimated 
antidumping duty cash deposits unadjusted for countervailed export 
subsidies at the time that the provisional CVD measures expire. These 
suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until 
further notice.

Disclosure

    Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis 
performed to interested parties in this preliminary determination 
within five days of any public announcement or, if there is no public 
announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this 
notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, Commerce intends to 
verify the information relied upon in making its final determination. 
Thus Commerce intends to verify the information provided by Paras. 
Furthermore, we are affording Kumar an opportunity to remedy 
deficiencies in its reporting for this preliminary determination. In 
the event we find Kumar's information to be satisfactory, then, as 
provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we intend to verify this 
information for our final determination.

Public Comment

    Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven 
days after the date on which the last verification report is issued in 
this investigation. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case 
briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline 
date for case briefs.\9\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 
parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation 
are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the 
issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal 
briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain 
the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of 
participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list 
of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, 
Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time 
and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled 
date.

Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination 
may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary

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determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who 
account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject 
merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a 
request for such postponement is made by the petitioner. Section 
351.210(e)(2) of Commerce's regulations requires that a request by 
exporters for postponement of the final determination be accompanied by 
a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month 
period to a period not more than six months in duration.
    On September 19, 2018, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e), Paras 
requested that Commerce postpone the final determination and that 
provisional measures be extended to a period not to exceed six 
months.\10\ On September 21, 2018, Commerce received a like request 
from Kumar.\11\ In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination is 
affirmative; (2) the requesting exporters account for a significant 
proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling 
reasons for denial exist, Commerce is postponing the final 
determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month 
period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, Commerce 
will make its final determination no later than 135 days after the date 
of publication of this preliminary determination.
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    \10\ See Letter from Paras, ``Glycine from India: Request for 
Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures,'' dated September 19, 2018.
    \11\ See Letter from Kumar, ``Certain Glycine from India: 
Request for Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of 
Provisional Measures,'' dated September 21, 2018.
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International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify 
the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary 
determination. If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will 
determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this 
preliminary determination or 45 days after the final determination 
whether these imports are materially injuring, or threaten material 
injury to, the U.S. industry.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: October 24, 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 I

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is glycine at any 
purity level or grade. This includes glycine of all purity levels, 
which covers all forms of crude or technical glycine including, but 
not limited to, sodium glycinate, glycine slurry and any other forms 
of amino acetic acid or glycine. Subject merchandise also includes 
glycine and precursors of dried crystalline glycine that are 
processed in a third country, including, but not limited to, 
refining or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the 
merchandise from the scope of this investigation if performed in the 
country of manufacture of the in-scope glycine or precursors of 
dried crystalline glycine. Glycine has the Chemical Abstracts 
Service (CAS) registry number of 56-40-6. Glycine and glycine slurry 
are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) subheading 2922.49.43.00. Sodium glycinate is classified in 
the HTSUS under 2922.49.80.00. While the HTSUS subheadings and CAS 
registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description of the scope of this investigation is 
dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Investigation
IV. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures
V. Scope Comments
VI. Application of Facts Available and Use of Adverse Inference
    A. Application of Facts Available
    B. Use of Adverse Inference
    C. Selection and Corroboration of the AFA Rate
VII. All-Others Rate
VIII. Discussion of the Methodology
    A. Determination of the Comparison Method
    B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
IX. Date of Sale
X. Product Comparisons
XI. Export Price
XII. Normal Value
    A. Home Market Viability
    B. Level of Trade
    C. Cost of Production Analysis
    1. Calculation of COP
    2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices
    3. Results of the COP Test
    D. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison Market Prices
XIII. Currency Conversion
XIV. Verification
XV. Conclusion

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