Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 45129-45130 [2019-18555]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices On February 5, 2019, Commerce initiated the second five-year (sunset) review of the AD and CVD orders on woven sacks from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.6 As a result of its review, Commerce determined that revocation of the AD and CVD orders on woven sacks from China would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins and net countervailable subsidy rates likely to prevail should the orders be revoked.7 On August 21, 2019, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD and CVD orders on woven sacks from China would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.8 Scope of the Orders jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES The merchandise covered by the orders is laminated woven sacks. Laminated woven sacks are bags or sacks consisting of one or more plies of fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip, regardless of the width of the strip; with or without an extrusion coating of polypropylene and/ or polyethylene on one or both sides of the fabric; laminated by any method either to an exterior ply of plastic film such as biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) or to an exterior ply of paper that is suitable for high quality print graphics; 9 printed with three colors or more in register; with or without lining; whether or not closed on one end; whether or not in roll form (including sheets, lay-flat tubing, and sleeves); with or without handles; with or without special closing features; not exceeding one kilogram in weight. Woven sacks are typically used for retail Countervailing Duty Order, 79 FR 17134 (March 27, 2014). 6 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 1704 (February 5, 2019). 7 See Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 84 FR 27089 (June 11, 2019), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM); Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Second Expedited Five-Year (Sunset) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order 84 FR 27090 (June 11, 2019), and accompanying IDM. 8 See Laminated Woven Sacks From China: Determinations, 84 FR 43618 (August 21, 2019). 9 ‘‘Paper suitable for high quality print graphics,’’ as used herein, means paper having an ISO brightness of 82 or higher and a Sheffield Smoothness of 250 or less. Coated free sheet is an example of a paper suitable for high quality print graphics. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Aug 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 packaging of consumer goods such as pet foods and bird seed. Effective July 1, 2007, laminated woven sacks are classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 6305.33.0050 and 6305.33.0080. Laminated woven sacks were previously classifiable under HTSUS subheading 6305.33.0020. If entered with plastic coating on both sides of the fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip, laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 3923.21.0080, 3923.21.0095, and 3923.29.0000. If entered not closed on one end or in roll form (including sheets, lay-flat tubing, and sleeves), laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under other HTSUS subheadings including 3917.39.0050, 3921.90.1100, 3921.90.1500, and 5903.90.2500. If the polypropylene strips and/or polyethylene strips making up the fabric measure more than 5 millimeters in width, laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under other HTSUS subheadings including 4601.99.0500, 4601.99.9000, and 4602.90.0000. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the orders is dispositive. Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, as well as material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the AD and CVD orders on woven sacks from China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year review of the orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Notification to Interested Parties This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45129 Dated: August 22, 2019. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–18598 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–895] Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 12, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated, and published the preliminary results of, the changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on low melt polyester staple fiber (low melt PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). For these final results, Commerce continues to find that Toray Advanced Materials Korea, Inc. (TAK) is the successor-in-interest to Toray Chemical Korea, Inc. (TCK). DATES: Applicable August 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado, 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) 482–4682. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 23, 2019, TAK requested that, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b), Commerce conduct a CCR of the AD order on low melt PSF from Korea.1 In its request, TAK argued that it is the successor-in-interest to its wholly-owned subsidiary TCK and, accordingly, Commerce should assign it the cash deposit rate established for TCK.2 TAK stated that, in April 2019, TAK merged with TCK and, as a result of the merger, TAK assumed all of TCK’s assets, rights, and liabilities.3 On July 12, 2019, Commerce initiated this CCR and concurrently published the notice of preliminary results, determining that TAK is the successor1 See TAK’s Letter, ‘‘Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: Changed Circumstances Review Request,’’ dated May 23, 2019, at 1–2. 2 Id. 3 Id. at 2. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 45130 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices in-interest to TCK.4 In the Initiation and Preliminary Results, we provided all interested parties an opportunity to comment and to request a public hearing regarding our preliminary finding that TAK is the successor-ininterest to TCK.5 We received no comments or requests for a public hearing from interested parties within the time period set forth in the Initiation and Preliminary Results.6 Scope of the AD Order The merchandise subject to this order is synthetic staple fibers, not carded or combed, specifically bi-component polyester fibers having a polyester fiber component that melts at a lower temperature than the other polyester fiber component (low melt PSF). The scope includes bi-component polyester staple fibers of any denier or cut length. The subject merchandise may be coated, usually with a finish or dye, or not coated. Low melt PSF is classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 5503.20.0015. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review For the reasons stated in the Initiation and Preliminary Results, and because we received no comments from interested parties to the contrary, Commerce continues to find that TAK is the successor-in-interest to TCK. As a result of this determination and consistent with established practice, we find that TAK should receive the cash deposit rate assigned to TCK. Consequently, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend entries of subject merchandise produced or exported by TAK at TCK’s current cash deposit rate of 16.27 percent.7 This cash deposit requirement will be effective on the publication date of our final results and shall remain in effect until further notice. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing this determination and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) 4 See Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea, 84 FR 33235 (July 12, 2019) (Initiation and Preliminary Results). 5 Id., 84 FR at 33236. 6 Id. 7 See Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea and Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Orders, 83 FR 40752 (August 16, 2018). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Aug 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 and 777(i)(1) and (2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(e), 351.221(b), and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: August 22, 2019. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Dated: August 23, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–18567 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P [FR Doc. 2019–18555 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV045 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting to review annual (2020) specifications and management measures and make any appropriate recommendations. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held Monday, September 16, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar, but anyone can also attend at the Council office address (see below). The webinar link is: http:// mafmc.adobeconnect.com/spinydogmc2019/. Please call the Council at least 24 hours in advance if you wish to attend at the Council office. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s website, www.mafmc.org also has details on the proposed agenda, webinar access, and briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Package for AmeriCorps Affiliates Application Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, CNCS is proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by October 28, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Attention Lisa Bishop, 250 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through regulations.gov. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comment that may be made available to the public, notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 28, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-895]


Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: 
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances 
Review

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On July 12, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated, and published the preliminary results of, the changed 
circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on low 
melt polyester staple fiber (low melt PSF) from the Republic of Korea 
(Korea). For these final results, Commerce continues to find that Toray 
Advanced Materials Korea, Inc. (TAK) is the successor-in-interest to 
Toray Chemical Korea, Inc. (TCK).

DATES: Applicable August 28, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado, 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) 482-4682.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 23, 2019, TAK requested that, pursuant to section 751(b) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b), 
Commerce conduct a CCR of the AD order on low melt PSF from Korea.\1\ 
In its request, TAK argued that it is the successor-in-interest to its 
wholly-owned subsidiary TCK and, accordingly, Commerce should assign it 
the cash deposit rate established for TCK.\2\ TAK stated that, in April 
2019, TAK merged with TCK and, as a result of the merger, TAK assumed 
all of TCK's assets, rights, and liabilities.\3\
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    \1\ See TAK's Letter, ``Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the 
Republic of Korea: Changed Circumstances Review Request,'' dated May 
23, 2019, at 1-2.
    \2\ Id.
    \3\ Id. at 2.
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    On July 12, 2019, Commerce initiated this CCR and concurrently 
published the notice of preliminary results, determining that TAK is 
the successor-

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in-interest to TCK.\4\ In the Initiation and Preliminary Results, we 
provided all interested parties an opportunity to comment and to 
request a public hearing regarding our preliminary finding that TAK is 
the successor-in-interest to TCK.\5\ We received no comments or 
requests for a public hearing from interested parties within the time 
period set forth in the Initiation and Preliminary Results.\6\
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    \4\ See Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Low Melt Polyester 
Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea, 84 FR 33235 (July 12, 2019) 
(Initiation and Preliminary Results).
    \5\ Id., 84 FR at 33236.
    \6\ Id.
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Scope of the AD Order

    The merchandise subject to this order is synthetic staple fibers, 
not carded or combed, specifically bi-component polyester fibers having 
a polyester fiber component that melts at a lower temperature than the 
other polyester fiber component (low melt PSF). The scope includes bi-
component polyester staple fibers of any denier or cut length. The 
subject merchandise may be coated, usually with a finish or dye, or not 
coated.
    Low melt PSF is classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 5503.20.0015. Although the 
HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.

Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    For the reasons stated in the Initiation and Preliminary Results, 
and because we received no comments from interested parties to the 
contrary, Commerce continues to find that TAK is the successor-in-
interest to TCK. As a result of this determination and consistent with 
established practice, we find that TAK should receive the cash deposit 
rate assigned to TCK. Consequently, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection to suspend entries of subject merchandise 
produced or exported by TAK at TCK's current cash deposit rate of 16.27 
percent.\7\ This cash deposit requirement will be effective on the 
publication date of our final results and shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
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    \7\ See Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of 
Korea and Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Orders, 83 FR 40752 (August 16, 
2018).
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Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing this determination and publishing these final 
results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) 
and (2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(e), 351.221(b), and 
351.221(c)(3).

    Dated: August 22, 2019.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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