Persulfates From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 27087-27088 [2019-12275]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / Notices Chemtrade within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 We received no substantive responses from respondent interested parties with respect to either of the order covered by these sunset reviews. On March 20, 2019, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.5 As a result, pursuant to 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted expedited (120day) sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and China. Scope of the Orders The merchandise subject to these orders is sodium nitrite in any form, at any purity level. In addition, the sodium nitrite covered by these orders may or may not contain an anti-caking agent. Examples of names commonly used to reference sodium nitrite are nitrous acid, sodium salt, anti-rust, diazotizing salts, erinitrit, and filmerine. The chemical composition of sodium nitrite is NaNO2 and it is generally classified under subheading 2834.10.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The American Chemical Society Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) has assigned the name ‘‘sodium nitrite’’ to sodium nitrite. The CAS registry number is 7632–00–0. While the HTSUS subheading, CAS registry number, and CAS name are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES All issues raised in these sunset reviews are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum,6 which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum are the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the dumping margin likely to prevail if the orders were revoked. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically 4 See Chemtrade’s Letter, ‘‘Sodium Nitrite from Germany and China: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders and Countervailing Duty Order,’’ dated March 7, 2019. 5 See Letter re: ‘‘Sunset Reviews Initiated on February 5, 2019 Applicable to January 2019,’’ dated March 20, 2019. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Sodium Nitrite from Germany and the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// acess.trade.gov, and to all in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet 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 Reviews Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and China would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at weightedaverage dumping margins up to 237.00 percent for Germany and 190.74 percent for China. Notification to Interested Parties This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: June 5, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. History of the Orders V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues A. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27087 B. Magnitude of the Dumping Margins Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–12281 Filed 6–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–847] Persulfates From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on persulfates 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, infra. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, 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) 482–0835. Background On July 7, 1997, Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on persulfates from China.1 On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of this sunset review of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On February 19, 2019, Commerce received a timely and complete notice of intent to participate in the sunset review from a domestic interested party, PeroxyChem LLC (PeroxyChem), in which the domestic interested party claimed interested party status, as a domestic producer of persulfates, under 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Persulfates from the People’s Republic of China, 62 FR 36259 (July 7, 1997) (Order), amended by Notice of Amended Antidumping Duty Order: Persulfates from the People’s Republic of China, 62 FR 39212 (July 22, 1997). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 84 FR 1704 (February 5, 2019). E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 27088 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / Notices section 771(9)(C) of the Act.3 This notice was filed within the time period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).4 On March 6, 2019, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i), the domestic interested party filed a timely and adequate substantive response.5 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), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are persulfates, including ammonium, potassium, and sodium persulfates. The chemical formulas for these persulfates are, respectively, (NH4)2S2O8, K2S2O8, and Na2S2O8. Potassium persulfates are currently classifiable under subheading 2833.40.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Sodium persulfates are classifiable under HTSUS subheading 2833.40.20. Ammonium and other persulfates are classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 2833.40.50 and 2833.40.60. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 margins 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 A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as an Appendix. 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:// 3 See PeroxyChem’s letter, ‘‘Persulfates from the People’s Republic of China—Five-Year (4th Sunset) Review of Antidumping Duty Order—Notice of Intention to Participate,’’ dated February 19, 2019 (PeroxyChem’s Notice of Intent). 4 Id. 5 See PeroxyChem’s letter, ‘‘Persulfates from the People’s Republic of China—Domestic Industry’s Substantive Response,’’ dated March 6, 2019 (PeroxyChem’s Substantive Response). 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Persulfates from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 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), 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines 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 119.02 percent. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: June 5, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Proceeding a. Order b. Administrative, Changed Circumstances, and Sunset Reviews c. Scope Inquiries, New Shipper Reviews, and Duty Absorption V. Discussion of the Issues a. Legal Framework b. Likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping c. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely to Prevail [FR Doc. 2019–12275 Filed 6–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–875] Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on nonmalleable cast iron pipe fittings (NMPF) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the level identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariela Garvett or Maliha Khan, 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) 482–3609 or (202) 482–0895, respectively. AGENCY: On April 7, 2003, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the notice of the antidumping duty order on NMPF from China.1 On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the third sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On February 20, 2019, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate in this review from Anvil International, LLC and Ward Manufacturing LLC (collectively, the petitioners), a domestic interested party, within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 The petitioners claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as U.S. manufacturers or producers of a domestic like product. On March 7, 2019, Commerce received a complete and adequate substantive response from the petitioners within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: NonMalleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 16765 (April 7, 2003) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 1705 (February 5, 2019). 3 See Letter from the Petitioners, ‘‘Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated February 5, 2019. E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27087-27088]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-847]


Persulfates From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 
the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of 
the antidumping duty order on persulfates 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, infra.

DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, 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) 482-0835.

Background

    On July 7, 1997, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
antidumping duty order on persulfates from China.\1\ On February 5, 
2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of this sunset review 
of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from China pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On 
February 19, 2019, Commerce received a timely and complete notice of 
intent to participate in the sunset review from a domestic interested 
party, PeroxyChem LLC (PeroxyChem), in which the domestic interested 
party claimed interested party status, as a domestic producer of 
persulfates, under

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section 771(9)(C) of the Act.\3\ This notice was filed within the time 
period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\4\ On March 6, 2019, 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i), the domestic interested party 
filed a timely and adequate substantive response.\5\ 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), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) 
sunset review of the Order.
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order and Amended Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Persulfates from the 
People's Republic of China, 62 FR 36259 (July 7, 1997) (Order), 
amended by Notice of Amended Antidumping Duty Order: Persulfates 
from the People's Republic of China, 62 FR 39212 (July 22, 1997).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 84 FR 1704 
(February 5, 2019).
    \3\ See PeroxyChem's letter, ``Persulfates from the People's 
Republic of China--Five-Year (4th Sunset) Review of Antidumping Duty 
Order--Notice of Intention to Participate,'' dated February 19, 2019 
(PeroxyChem's Notice of Intent).
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ See PeroxyChem's letter, ``Persulfates from the People's 
Republic of China--Domestic Industry's Substantive Response,'' dated 
March 6, 2019 (PeroxyChem's Substantive Response).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are persulfates, including 
ammonium, potassium, and sodium persulfates. The chemical formulas for 
these persulfates are, respectively, 
(NH4)2S2O8, 
K2S2O8, and 
Na2S2O8. Potassium persulfates are 
currently classifiable under subheading 2833.40.10 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Sodium persulfates are 
classifiable under HTSUS subheading 2833.40.20. Ammonium and other 
persulfates are classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 2833.40.50 and 
2833.40.60. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order 
is dispositive.

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 margins 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\ A list of topics 
discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this 
notice as an Appendix. 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 to all parties 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 Memorandum, ``Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Persulfates from the People's Republic of 
China,'' dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision 
Memorandum).
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Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1), 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, 
Commerce determines 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 119.02 percent.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which 
is subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218.

    Dated: June 5, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. History of the Proceeding
    a. Order
    b. Administrative, Changed Circumstances, and Sunset Reviews
    c. Scope Inquiries, New Shipper Reviews, and Duty Absorption
V. Discussion of the Issues
    a. Legal Framework
    b. Likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping
    c. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely to Prevail

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