Sodium Nitrite From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Five Year (Sunset) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 27084-27085 [2019-12282]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 27084 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / Notices • The softwood plywood products produced in China that are covered by this certification are not subject to the orders on certain hardwood plywood products from China because they do not meet all three of the following criteria: (1) Have both outer veneers of radiata and/or agathis pine; (2) are made with a resin, the majority of which is comprised of urea formaldehyde, polyvinyl acetate, and/or soy; and (3) have a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) or California Air Resources Board (CARB) label certifying that they are compliant with TSCA/CARB requirements; • I understand that {INSERT NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY} is required to maintain a copy of this certification and sufficient documentation supporting this certification for the later of (1) a period of five years from the date of entry or (2) a period of three years after the conclusion of any litigation in the United States courts regarding such entries; • I understand that {INSERT NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY} must provide this Exporter Certification to the U.S. importer at the time of shipment; • I understand that {INSERT NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY} is required to provide a copy of this certification and supporting records, upon request, to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and/or the Department of Commerce (Commerce); • I understand that the claims made herein, and the substantiating documentation are subject to verification by CBP and/or Commerce; • I understand that failure to maintain the required certification and/or failure to substantiate the claims made herein will result in: Æ Suspension of all unliquidated entries (and entries for which liquidation has not become final) for which these requirements were not met and Æ the requirement that the importer post applicable antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) cash deposits equal to the rates as determined by Commerce; • This certification was completed at or prior to the time of shipment; and • I am aware that U.S. law (including, but not limited to, 18 U.S.C. 1001) imposes criminal sanctions on individuals who knowingly and willfully make material false statements to the U.S. government. lllllllllllllllllllll NAME OF COMPANY OFFICIAL lllllllllllllllllllll SIGNATURE lllllllllllllllllllll TITLE lllllllllllllllllllll DATE [FR Doc. 2019–12285 Filed 6–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–926] Sodium Nitrite From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Five Year (Sunset) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on sodium nitrite from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. Leo Ayala or Jacqueline Arrowsmith, Office VII, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3945 or (202) 482–5255, respectively. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 27, 2008, Commerce published the CVD order on sodium nitrite from China.1 On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation for the second sunset review of the CVD Order, pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 Subsequently, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from Chemtrade Chemicals US LLC (Chemtrade), a domestic interested party, within the 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 a domestic like product in the United States. In addition, Commerce received a complete substantive response to the notice of initiation from the petitioner 1 See Sodium Nitrite from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 73 FR 50595 (August 27, 2008) (CVD Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 1705 (February 5, 2019). 3 See Chemtrade’s Letter, ‘‘Sodium Nitrite from China: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated February 21, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 Commerce did not receive a response from the Government of the People’s Republic of China or any respondent interested parties. 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 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce is conducting an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the CVD Order. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is sodium nitrite in any form, at any purity level. A full description of the scope of the CVD Order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.6 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy rate likely to prevail if the CVD Order were revoked. A list of the 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 in the Central Records Unit, Room B–8024 of the main 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. 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 from Commerce to the ITC, ‘‘Sunset Review Initiated on February 5, 2019 Applicable to January 2019,’’ dated March 20, 2019. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Sodium Nitrite from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with and adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / Notices Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the CVD Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the rates listed below: Net countervailable subsidy rate (percent) Manufacturer/exporter Shanxi Jiaocheng Hongxing Chemical Co., Ltd. (Shanxi Jiaocheng) ............................................................................................. Tianjin Soda Plant Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Pan Bohai International Trading Co., Ltd. (Tianjin Soda Plant) ....................... All Others ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 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 and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). Dated: June 5, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Issues V. Discussion of the Issues (1) Likelihood of Continuation of a Countervailable Subsidy (2) Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely to Prevail (3) Nature of the Subsidy [FR Doc. 2019–12282 Filed 6–10–19; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–549–818] Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: Final Results of the Third Expedited Five Year (Sunset) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies at the rates in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 3, 2001, Commerce published the CVD Order on certain hotrolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand.1 On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation for the third sunset review of the CVD Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 Subsequently, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from the domestic interested parties, which consist of Arcelor Mittal LLC, AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel), 1 See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand, 66 FR 60197 (December 3, 20101) (CVD Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 84 FR (February 5, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 27085 Sfmt 4703 169.01 169.01 169.01 California Steel Industries, Nucor Corporation (Nucor), SSAB Enterprises, LLC, Steel Dynamics, Inc. (Steel Dynamics) and United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel), (the domestic interested parties), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 Commerce received a complete substantive response to the notice of initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 Commerce received no substantive responses from the Government of Thailand (GOT) or any Thai producers or exporters. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce is conducting an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the CVD Order. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this CVD Order is hot-rolled steel of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flatrolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1,250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of the CVD Order. A full description of the scope of the CVD Order is contained in the Issues and 3 See Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Notice of Intent to Participate (February 20, 2019). 4 See Domestic Interested Parties’ March 7, 2019 Substantive Response (Substantive Response). E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27084-27085]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12282]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-926]


Sodium Nitrite From the People's Republic of China: Final Results 
of the Expedited Second Five Year (Sunset) Review of the Countervailing 
Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of 
the countervailing duty (CVD) order on sodium nitrite from the People's 
Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to the continuation 
or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in 
the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala or Jacqueline Arrowsmith, 
Office VII, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3945 
or (202) 482-5255, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 27, 2008, Commerce published the CVD order on sodium 
nitrite from China.\1\ On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the 
notice of initiation for the second sunset review of the CVD Order, 
pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act).\2\ Subsequently, Commerce received a notice of intent to 
participate from Chemtrade Chemicals US LLC (Chemtrade), a domestic 
interested party, within the 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 a domestic like product 
in the United States. In addition, Commerce received a complete 
substantive response to the notice of initiation from the petitioner 
within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\4\
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    \1\ See Sodium Nitrite from the People's Republic of China: 
Countervailing Duty Order, 73 FR 50595 (August 27, 2008) (CVD 
Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 1705 
(February 5, 2019).
    \3\ See Chemtrade's Letter, ``Sodium Nitrite from China: Notice 
of Intent to Participate,'' dated February 21, 2019.
    \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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    Commerce did not receive a response from the Government of the 
People's Republic of China or any respondent interested parties. 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 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce is conducting an expedited (120-day) 
sunset review of the CVD Order.
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    \5\ See Letter from Commerce to the ITC, ``Sunset Review 
Initiated on February 5, 2019 Applicable to January 2019,'' dated 
March 20, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is sodium nitrite in any 
form, at any purity level. A full description of the scope of the CVD 
Order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is 
hereby adopted by this notice.\6\
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Sodium Nitrite from the People's 
Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with and adopted by this 
notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed include the likelihood of 
continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net 
countervailable subsidy rate likely to prevail if the CVD Order were 
revoked. A list of the 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 in the Central Records 
Unit, Room B-8024 of the main 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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Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce 
determines that revocation of the CVD Order would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the rates 
listed below:

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                                                               Net
                                                         countervailable
                 Manufacturer/exporter                    subsidy rate
                                                            (percent)
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Shanxi Jiaocheng Hongxing Chemical Co., Ltd. (Shanxi              169.01
 Jiaocheng)...........................................
Tianjin Soda Plant Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Pan               169.01
 Bohai International Trading Co., Ltd. (Tianjin Soda
 Plant)...............................................
All Others............................................            169.01
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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 and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2).

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

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Issues
V. Discussion of the Issues
    (1) Likelihood of Continuation of a Countervailable Subsidy
    (2) Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely to Prevail
    (3) Nature of the Subsidy

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