Persulfates From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order, 45123-45124 [2019-18558]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices participants (see www.access-board.gov/ the-board/policies/fragrance-freeenvironment for more information). On September 12, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Board will hold a public hearing on draft advisory guidelines for aircraft onboard wheelchairs. For further information, see the Federal Register notice on the draft advisory guidelines, 84 FR 43100 (Aug. 20, 2019) or https://www.access-board.gov/ onboard. Dated: August 23, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–18554 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE David M. Capozzi, Executive Director. International Trade Administration [FR Doc. 2019–18565 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] [A–570–847] BILLING CODE 8150–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Persulfates From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order Foreign-Trade Zones Board AGENCY: [S–173–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone 7—Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Cafe´ Oro de Puerto Rico, Inc.; Lares, Puerto Rico jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@ trade.gov or (202) 482–2350. An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, grantee of FTZ 7, requesting subzone status for the facility of Cafe´ Oro de Puerto Rico, Inc., located in Lares, Puerto Rico. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on August 22, 2019. The proposed subzone (1.8429 acres) is located at Road 129, Km. 25.4, Piletas Ward, Lares, Puerto Rico. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. The proposed subzone would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 7. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Camille Evans of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is October 7, 2019. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to October 22, 2019. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Aug 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on persulfates from the People’s Republic of China (China) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD duty order. DATES: Applicable August 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna or Howard Smith, 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 or (202) 482–5193, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 7, 1997, Commerce published in the Federal Register the AD order on persulfates from China.1 On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of this sunset review of the AD order on persulfates from China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 Commerce conducted this sunset review 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). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45123 on an expedited basis, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) because it received a complete timely and adequate response from a domestic interested party 3 but no substantive responses from respondent interested parties. As a result of its review, Commerce determined pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c) of the Act, that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping. Commerce also notified the ITC of the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail should the Order be revoked.4 On August 21, 2019, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD duty order on persulfates from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.5 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. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the AD order on persulfates from China. U.S. Customs 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; see also PeroxyChem’s Letter, ‘‘Persulfates from the People’s Republic of China—Domestic Industry’s Substantive Response,’’ dated March 6, 2019. 4 See Persulfates from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 84 FR 27087 (June 11, 2019). 5 See Persulfates from China, Investigation No. 731–TA–749, 84 FR 43615 (August 21, 2019). E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 45124 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices and Border Protection will continue to collect AD 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 Order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next sunset review of the Order 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) and 751(d)(2) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: August 22, 2019. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–18558 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–839] Certain 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 certain polyester staple fiber (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: Nicholas Czajkowski, 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) 482–1395. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On May 23, 2019, TAK requested that, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Aug 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b), Commerce conduct a CCR of the AD order on 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 successorin-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 Order The product covered by the order is certain polyester staple fiber (PSF). PSF is defined as synthetic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, of polyesters measuring 3.3 decitex (3 denier, inclusive) or more in diameter. This merchandise is cut to lengths varying from one inch (25 mm) to five inches (127 mm). The merchandise subject to these orders may be coated, usually with a silicon or other finish, or not coated. PSF is generally used as stuffing in sleeping bags, mattresses, ski jackets, comforters, cushions, pillows, and furniture. Merchandise of less than 3.3 decitex (less than 3 denier) currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 5503.20.00.25 is specifically excluded from these orders. Also, specifically excluded from these orders are polyester staple fibers of 10 to 18 denier that are cut to lengths of 6 to 8 inches (fibers used in the manufacture of carpeting). In addition, low-melt PSF is excluded from these orders. Low-melt PSF is defined as a bi-component fiber 1 See TAK’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: Changed Circumstances Review Request,’’ May 23, 2019, at 1–2. 2 Id. 3 Id. at 2. 4 See Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 84 FR 33230 (July 12, 2019) (Initiation and Preliminary Results). 5 Id., 84 FR at 33232. 6 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 with an outer sheath that melts at a significantly lower temperature than its inner core. The merchandise subject to these orders is currently classifiable in the HTSUS at subheadings 5503.20.00.45 and 5503.20.00.65.7 Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under the orders 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 2.13 percent.8 This cash deposit requirement will be effective on the publication date of our final results and shall remain in effect until further notice. 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. [FR Doc. 2019–18559 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 7 These HTSUS numbers have been revised to reflect changes in the HTSUS numbers at the suffix level. 8 See Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea, 69 FR 67891, 67891 (November 22, 2004) (providing weightedaverage dumping margin for Saehan Industries, Inc. (Saehan). Commerce determined that Woongjin Chemical Co., Ltd. was the successor-in-interest to Saehan. See Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Review: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea, 73 FR 49168 (August 20, 2008). Commerce determined that TCK was the successor-in-interest to Woongjin Chemical Co., Ltd. See Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 79 FR 76301 (December 22, 2014). 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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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-847]


Persulfates From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of 
Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that 
revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on persulfates from the 
People's Republic of China (China) would likely lead to a continuation 
or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the 
United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the 
AD duty order.

DATES: Applicable August 28, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna or Howard Smith, 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 or (202) 482-5193, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 7, 1997, Commerce published in the Federal Register the AD 
order on persulfates from China.\1\ On February 5, 2019, Commerce 
published the notice of initiation of this sunset review of the AD 
order on persulfates from China pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ Commerce conducted this 
sunset review on an expedited basis, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) because it received a 
complete timely and adequate response from a domestic interested party 
\3\ but no substantive responses from respondent interested parties. As 
a result of its review, Commerce determined pursuant to sections 
751(c)(1) and 752(c) of the Act, that revocation of the Order would 
likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping. Commerce also 
notified the ITC of the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to 
prevail should the Order be revoked.\4\ On August 21, 2019, the ITC 
published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, 
that revocation of the AD duty order on persulfates from China would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an 
industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.\5\
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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; see 
also PeroxyChem's Letter, ``Persulfates from the People's Republic 
of China--Domestic Industry's Substantive Response,'' dated March 6, 
2019.
    \4\ See Persulfates from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order, 84 FR 27087 (June 11, 2019).
    \5\ See Persulfates from China, Investigation No. 731-TA-749, 84 
FR 43615 (August 21, 2019).
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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.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), 
Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the AD order on persulfates 
from China. U.S. Customs

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and Border Protection will continue to collect AD 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 Order will 
be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next sunset review of 
the Order 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) and 751(d)(2) of the Act and published pursuant to 
section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

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