Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 45128-45129 [2019-18598]

Download as PDF 45128 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices review, Commerce determined, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD order on hangers from China would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping 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 Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.5 Scope of the Order The merchandise that is subject to the order is steel wire garment hangers, fabricated from carbon steel wire, whether or not galvanized or painted, whether or not coated with latex or epoxy or similar gripping materials, and/or whether or not fashioned with paper covers or capes (with or without printing) and/or nonslip features such as saddles or tubes. These products may also be referred to by a commercial designation, such as shirt, suit, strut, caped, or latex (industrial) hangers. Specifically excluded from the scope of the order are wooden, plastic, and other garment hangers that are not made of steel wire. Also excluded from the scope of the order are chrome-plated steel wire garment hangers with a diameter of 3.4 mm or greater. The products subject to the order are currently classified under U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS) subheadings 7326.20.0020, 7323.99.9060, and 7323.99.9080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 hangers from China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect cash deposits for estimated antidumping duties at the rates in effect at the time 4 See Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 84 FR 27091 (June 11, 2019). 5 See Steel Wire Garment Hangers from China: Determination, 84 FR 43615 (August 21, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Aug 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 five-year review of the Order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the return, destruction, or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. 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 and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: August 22, 2019. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–18599 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–916, C–570–917] Laminated Woven Sacks From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders 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 (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on laminated woven sacks (woven sacks) from the People’s Republic of China (China) 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, Commerce is publishing AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a notice of continuation of the AD and CVD orders. DATES: Applicable August 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen at (202) 482–3251 (Antidumping Duty); and Thomas Dunne or Jacqueline Arrowsmith at (202) 482–2328 and (202) 482–5255, respectively (Countervailing Duty); AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 7, 2008, Commerce published the AD and CVD orders on woven sacks from China.1 On July 1, 2013, Commerce initiated the first fiveyear (sunset) review of the AD and orders on woven sacks from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 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.3 The ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD and CVD orders on woven sacks from China would lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.4 Accordingly, the continuation of the AD duty order was published on March 26, 2014, and the continuation of the CVD order was published on March 27, 2014, at the conclusion of the first five-year (sunset) reviews.5 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China, 73 FR 45941 (August 7, 2008); and Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 73 FR 45955 (August 7, 2008) (collectively, Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 78 FR 39256 (July 1, 2013). 3 See Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 78 FR 64472 (October 29, 2013); and Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 78 FR 69369 (November 19, 2013). 4 See Laminated Woven Sacks from China, 79 FR 15140 (March 18, 2014). 5 See Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Order, 79 FR 16770 (March 26, 2014); and Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of the E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 28, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45128-45129]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18598]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-916, C-570-917]


Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: 
Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders

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 (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders 
on laminated woven sacks (woven sacks) from the People's Republic of 
China (China) 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, Commerce is publishing a notice of 
continuation of the AD and CVD orders.

DATES:  Applicable August 28, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen at (202) 482-3251 
(Antidumping Duty); and Thomas Dunne or Jacqueline Arrowsmith at (202) 
482-2328 and (202) 482-5255, respectively (Countervailing Duty); AD/CVD 
Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On August 7, 2008, Commerce published the AD and CVD orders on 
woven sacks from China.\1\ On July 1, 2013, Commerce initiated the 
first five-year (sunset) review of the AD and orders on woven sacks 
from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).\2\ 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.\3\ The ITC determined, 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD and 
CVD orders on woven sacks from China would lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States 
within a reasonably foreseeable time.\4\ Accordingly, the continuation 
of the AD duty order was published on March 26, 2014, and the 
continuation of the CVD order was published on March 27, 2014, at the 
conclusion of the first five-year (sunset) reviews.\5\
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Laminated Woven Sacks 
from the People's Republic of China, 73 FR 45941 (August 7, 2008); 
and Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of China: 
Countervailing Duty Order, 73 FR 45955 (August 7, 2008) 
(collectively, Orders).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 78 FR 39256 
(July 1, 2013).
    \3\ See Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order, 78 FR 64472 (October 29, 2013); and 
Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty 
Order, 78 FR 69369 (November 19, 2013).
    \4\ See Laminated Woven Sacks from China, 79 FR 15140 (March 18, 
2014).
    \5\ See Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of 
China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Order, 79 FR 16770 
(March 26, 2014); and Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's 
Republic of China: Continuation of the Countervailing Duty Order, 79 
FR 17134 (March 27, 2014).

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    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\
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    \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).
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Scope of the Orders

    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 packaging of consumer goods such as pet foods and bird seed.
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    \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.
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    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.

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