Sodium Nitrite From Germany and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 27086-27087 [2019-12281]

Download as PDF 27086 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / Notices Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.5 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the CVD Order were revoked. 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://trade.gov/ enforcement/ and in the Central Records Unit, Room B–8024, in the Herbert C. Hoover 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/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the CVD Order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following net countervailable subsidy rates: Net countervailable subsidy (percent) Manufacturers/exporters/producers Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Co. Ltd ...................................................................................................................................... All others .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 2.38 * 2.38 * ad valorem. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order 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. Commerce is issuing and publishing these final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. [FR Doc. 2019–12276 Filed 6–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. Ian Hamilton AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: List of Topics Discussed in the Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, Commerce finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Background On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the People’s Republic of China (China) 1 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.2 On February 21, 2019, Commerce received notices of intent to participate from Chemtrade Chemicals US LLC (Chemtrade), a domestic interested party, within the 15-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 Chemtrade claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a producer of sodium nitrite in the United States. On March 7, 2019, Commerce received adequate substantive responses to the notice of initiation from 5 See Memorandum from James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Third Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products,’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 1 See Sodium Nitrite from the Federal Republic of Germany and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 73 FR 50593 (August 27, 2008). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 1705 (February 5, 2019). The initiation of these reviews was originally scheduled for January 2019 (see Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Review, 83 FR 62292 (December 3, 2018)), however, the initiation was affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 28, 2019. Due to the partial federal government closure, Commerce initiated these reviews in February 2019. 3 See Chemtrade’s Letter, ‘‘Sodium Nitrite from Germany: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated February 21, 2019; see also Chemtrade’s Letter, ‘‘Sodium Nitrite from China: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated February 21, 2019. Chemtrade originally filed these notices of intent to participate on January 15, 2018, but resubmitted them due to the partial federal government closure. Dated: June 5, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 International Trade Administration [A–428–841, A–570–925] Sodium Nitrite From Germany and the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders AGENCY: Appendix khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES V. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable Subsidy 2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely to Prevail 3. Nature of the Subsidy VI. Final Results of Review VII. Recommendation PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 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). 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27086-27087]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-428-841, A-570-925]


Sodium Nitrite From Germany and the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping 
Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, Commerce finds 
that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead 
to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in 
the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton AD/CVD Operations, Office 
II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 
DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4798.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of 
the second sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on sodium 
nitrite from Germany and the People's Republic of China (China) \1\ 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.\2\ On February 21, 2019, 
Commerce received notices of intent to participate from Chemtrade 
Chemicals US LLC (Chemtrade), a domestic interested party, within the 
15-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ Chemtrade 
claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a 
producer of sodium nitrite in the United States.
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    \1\ See Sodium Nitrite from the Federal Republic of Germany and 
the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 73 FR 50593 
(August 27, 2008).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 1705 
(February 5, 2019). The initiation of these reviews was originally 
scheduled for January 2019 (see Antidumping or Countervailing Duty 
Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of 
Sunset Review, 83 FR 62292 (December 3, 2018)), however, the 
initiation was affected by the partial federal government closure 
from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on 
January 28, 2019. Due to the partial federal government closure, 
Commerce initiated these reviews in February 2019.
    \3\ See Chemtrade's Letter, ``Sodium Nitrite from Germany: 
Notice of Intent to Participate,'' dated February 21, 2019; see also 
Chemtrade's Letter, ``Sodium Nitrite from China: Notice of Intent to 
Participate,'' dated February 21, 2019. Chemtrade originally filed 
these notices of intent to participate on January 15, 2018, but 
resubmitted them due to the partial federal government closure.
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    On March 7, 2019, Commerce received adequate substantive responses 
to the notice of initiation from

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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.
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    \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.
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    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 (120-day) sunset reviews of the antidumping duty 
orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and China.
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    \5\ See Letter re: ``Sunset Reviews Initiated on February 5, 
2019 Applicable to January 2019,'' dated March 20, 2019.
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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

    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 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.
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    \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).
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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 weighted-average 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
    B. Magnitude of the Dumping Margins Likely to Prevail
VII. Final Results of Sunset Review
VIII. Recommendation

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