Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 48123-48125 [2019-19796]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Notices Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 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 the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: September 9, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–19791 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith at (202) 482– 5255; AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 3, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty Order on PET film from India, for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.1 In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), in July 2018, we received requests for reviews of the following companies: Ester Industries Limited (Ester); Garware Polyester Ltd. (Garware); MTZ Polyesters Ltd. (MTZ); Polyplex Corporation Ltd. (Polyplex); SRF Limited of India (SRF); Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India) (Jindal); Uflex Ltd. (Uflex); and Vacmet India Limited (Vacmet).2 Subsequently, on September 10, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1), Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PET film from India.3 On September 25, 2018, we released U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) import data to eligible parties under the Administrative Protective Order and invited interested parties to submit comments with respect to the selection of respondents for individual examination.4 On November 1, 2018, we BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–824] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that exporters of polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India sold subject merchandise below normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable September 12, 2019. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 31121 (July 3, 2018); see also See Notice of Amended Final Antidumping Duty Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Polyethylene Film, Sheet, and Strip from India 67 FR 44176 (July 1, 2002) (Order). 2 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated July 31, 2018; see also Polyplex USA LLC’s Letter, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated July 27, 2018; Jindal’s Letter, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated July 30, 2018; and SRF Limited’s Letter, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film from India: Requests for Antidumping Admin Review,’’ dated July 30, 2018. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 45596 (September 10, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET) Film from India: Release of U.S. Customs Entry Data for Respondent Selection; 2017–2018,’’ dated PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48123 released the CBP import data again for Jindal to have the opportunity to submit comments, since it did not receive its APO until after the original deadline for comments had passed.5 On December 12, 2018, Commerce determined to limit the number of companies subject to individual examination in this administrative review, and selected Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India) (Jindal) and SRF Limited of India (SRF) as mandatory respondents.6 We issued our initial questionnaires to Jindal and SRF on March 14, 2019. The deadline for withdrawal requests was December 9, 2018.7 On January 28, 2019, Commerce issued a memorandum tolling all deadlines for this administrative review by 40 days.8 On May 8, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), Commerce extended the due date for the preliminary results by an additional 65 days, from May 13, 2019, to July 16, 2019.9 On July 5, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), Commerce extended the due date for the preliminary results by an additional 52 days. The current deadline is September 6, 2019.10 September 25, 2018 (September 2018 Import Data Memo). The ‘‘Countervailing Duty Order’’ in the title is an error. This is the Import Data for the antidumping duty administrative review as indicated by the case number (A–533–824) in the upper right-hand corner. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip Film from India: Release of U.S. Customs Entry Data for Respondent Selection; 2017–2018,’’ dated November 1, 2018 (November 2018 Import Data Memo). The ‘‘Countervailing Duty Order’’ in the title is an error. This is the Import Data for the antidumping duty administrative review as indicated by the case number (A–533–824) in the upper right-hand corner. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Selection of Respondents for Individual Examination,’’ dated December 12, 2018 (Respondent Selection Memorandum). SRF Limited of India and SRF limited are the same company. 7 See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). 8 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. 9 See Memorandum ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from India: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review’’ dated May 8, 2019. 10 See Memorandum, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review (2017– 2018),’’ dated July 5, 2019. E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 48124 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Notices Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the Order is PET film and is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item number 3920.62.00.90. A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.11 Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Commerce initiated a review of eight companies in this proceeding.12 We are rescinding this administrative review with respect to MTZ and Uflex, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), because all review requests of these companies were timely withdrawn.13 Accordingly, the companies that remain subject to the instant review are: Ester; Garware; Jindal; Polyplex; SRF; and Vacmet. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination Based upon the guidance provided in section 735(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), we have preliminarily assigned to those companies not selected for individual examination the rate calculated for Jindal in this administrative review. Because SRF’s preliminary rate is de minimis, we are not including it in the calculation for companies not selected for individual examination.14 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Act. Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. The Preliminary 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 11 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India; 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted, by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) at 2–3. 12 See Initiation Notice. 13 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 4. 14 See the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 at http://access.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit in Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless extended, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. For any individually examined respondents whose weighted-average Weighteddumping margin is above de minimis average (i.e., 0.50 percent), we will calculate Manufacturer/exporter margin importer-specific ad valorem duty (percent) assessment rates based on the ratio of Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India) 6.55 the total amount of dumping calculated SRF Limited of India ............. 0.00 for the importer’s examined sales to the Ester Industries Limited ........ 6.55 total entered value of those same sales Garware Polyester Ltd .......... 6.55 in accordance with 19 CFR Polyplex Corporation Ltd ...... 6.55 351.212(b)(1).17 We will instruct CBP to Vacmet India Limited ............ 6.55 assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this Disclosure and Public Comment review when the importer-specific We intend to disclose the calculations assessment rate calculated in the final performed to parties in this proceeding results of this review is not zero or de within five days after public minimis. If either individually-selected announcement of the preliminary respondents’ weighted-average dumping results in accordance with 19 CFR margin is zero or de minimis, we will 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate 351.309(c), interested parties may entries without regard to antidumping submit case briefs not later than 30 days duties. The final results of this review after the date of publication of this shall be the basis for the assessment of notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues antidumping duties on entries of raised in the case briefs, may be filed merchandise covered by this review not later than five days after the date for where applicable. filing case briefs.15 Parties who submit In accordance with Commerce’s case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice, for proceeding are encouraged to submit entries of subject merchandise during with each argument: (1) A statement of the POR produced by Jindal Poly Films the issue; (2) a brief summary of the (India) or SRF Limited of India for argument; and (3) a table of which each company did not know that authorities.16 the merchandise was destined for the Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), United States, we will instruct CBP to interested parties who wish to request a liquidate those entries at the all-others hearing, must submit a written request rate if there is no rate for the to the Acting Assistant Secretary for intermediate company(ies) involved in Enforcement and Compliance, filed the transaction. We intend to issue electronically via ACCESS. An instructions to CBP 15 days after the electronically filed document must be publication date of the final results of received successfully in its entirety by this review. Commerce’s electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) will be effective for all shipments of The party’s name, address and 17 In these preliminary results, Commerce applied telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be the assessment rate calculation methodology Preliminary Results of Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the following weighted-average dumping margins for the period July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. 15 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 16 See PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Notices PET film from India entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the company under review will be the rate established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-thanfair-value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters is 5.71 percent.18 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Interested Parties This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Dated: September 6, 2019. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review V. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination VI. Comparisons to Normal Value VII. Date of Sale VIII. Export Price and Constructed Export Price IX. Normal Value X. Currency Conversion 18 See Order. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 XI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–19796 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–109] Ceramic Tile From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Preliminary Negative Critical Circumstances Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of ceramic tile from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of investigation is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable September 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Bordas, Moses Song, or John McGowan, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3813, (202) 482–7885, or (202) 482–3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on May 8, 2019.1 On June 24, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now September 6, 2019.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics 1 See Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 84 FR 20101 (May 8, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 84 FR 29497 (June 24, 2019). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Affirmative Determination: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48125 discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary 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 is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is ceramic tile from China. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to Commerce’s regulations,4 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage, (i.e., scope).5 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments and rebuttal responses submitted to the record for this preliminary determination and accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments timely received, see the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.6 Commerce is not preliminarily modifying the scope language as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. Methodology Commerce is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, Commerce preliminarily determines that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, Countervailing Duty Investigation of Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 5 See Initiation Notice. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Ceramic Tile from the People’s Republic of China: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated September 6, 2019. E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 177 (Thursday, September 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-824]


Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: 
Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2017-2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that 
exporters of polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET 
film) from India sold subject merchandise below normal value. 
Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable September 12, 2019.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 3, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty Order on PET film from India, for the period July 1, 
2017 through June 30, 2018.\1\ In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), 
in July 2018, we received requests for reviews of the following 
companies: Ester Industries Limited (Ester); Garware Polyester Ltd. 
(Garware); MTZ Polyesters Ltd. (MTZ); Polyplex Corporation Ltd. 
(Polyplex); SRF Limited of India (SRF); Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India) 
(Jindal); Uflex Ltd. (Uflex); and Vacmet India Limited (Vacmet).\2\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 83 FR 31121 (July 3, 2018); see also See Notice of Amended 
Final Antidumping Duty Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Polyethylene Film, Sheet, and 
Strip from India 67 FR 44176 (July 1, 2002) (Order).
    \2\ See Petitioners' Letter, ``Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) 
Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Request for Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review,'' dated July 31, 2018; see also Polyplex USA 
LLC's Letter, ``Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and 
Strip from India: Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review,'' dated July 27, 2018; Jindal's Letter, ``Polyethylene 
Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Request for 
Administrative Review,'' dated July 30, 2018; and SRF Limited's 
Letter, ``Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film from India: Requests 
for Antidumping Admin Review,'' dated July 30, 2018.
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    Subsequently, on September 10, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(1), Commerce published a notice of initiation of an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PET film from 
India.\3\
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    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 45596 (September 10, 2018) (Initiation 
Notice).
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    On September 25, 2018, we released U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) import data to eligible parties under the 
Administrative Protective Order and invited interested parties to 
submit comments with respect to the selection of respondents for 
individual examination.\4\ On November 1, 2018, we released the CBP 
import data again for Jindal to have the opportunity to submit 
comments, since it did not receive its APO until after the original 
deadline for comments had passed.\5\
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, 
and Strip (PET) Film from India: Release of U.S. Customs Entry Data 
for Respondent Selection; 2017-2018,'' dated September 25, 2018 
(September 2018 Import Data Memo). The ``Countervailing Duty Order'' 
in the title is an error. This is the Import Data for the 
antidumping duty administrative review as indicated by the case 
number (A-533-824) in the upper right-hand corner.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, 
and Strip Film from India: Release of U.S. Customs Entry Data for 
Respondent Selection; 2017-2018,'' dated November 1, 2018 (November 
2018 Import Data Memo). The ``Countervailing Duty Order'' in the 
title is an error. This is the Import Data for the antidumping duty 
administrative review as indicated by the case number (A-533-824) in 
the upper right-hand corner.
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    On December 12, 2018, Commerce determined to limit the number of 
companies subject to individual examination in this administrative 
review, and selected Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India) (Jindal) and SRF 
Limited of India (SRF) as mandatory respondents.\6\
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from 
India: Selection of Respondents for Individual Examination,'' dated 
December 12, 2018 (Respondent Selection Memorandum). SRF Limited of 
India and SRF limited are the same company.
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    We issued our initial questionnaires to Jindal and SRF on March 14, 
2019. The deadline for withdrawal requests was December 9, 2018.\7\
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).
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    On January 28, 2019, Commerce issued a memorandum tolling all 
deadlines for this administrative review by 40 days.\8\ On May 8, 2019, 
in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.213(h)(2), Commerce extended the due date for the preliminary 
results by an additional 65 days, from May 13, 2019, to July 16, 
2019.\9\ On July 5, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), Commerce extended the due date for 
the preliminary results by an additional 52 days. The current deadline 
is September 6, 2019.\10\
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    \8\ See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Deadlines 
Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,'' dated 
January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding 
have been extended by 40 days.
    \9\ See Memorandum ``Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and 
Strip from India: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review'' dated May 8, 2019.
    \10\ See Memorandum, ``Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, 
and Strip from India: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review (2017-2018),'' dated July 
5, 2019.

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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the Order is PET film and is currently 
classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) under item number 3920.62.00.90. A full description of the 
scope of the Order is contained in the accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.\11\
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    \11\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from 
India; 2017-2018,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted, by 
this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) at 2-3.
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Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    Commerce initiated a review of eight companies in this 
proceeding.\12\ We are rescinding this administrative review with 
respect to MTZ and Uflex, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), because all 
review requests of these companies were timely withdrawn.\13\ 
Accordingly, the companies that remain subject to the instant review 
are: Ester; Garware; Jindal; Polyplex; SRF; and Vacmet.
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    \12\ See Initiation Notice.
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Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination

    Based upon the guidance provided in section 735(c)(5) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), we have preliminarily assigned to 
those companies not selected for individual examination the rate 
calculated for Jindal in this administrative review. Because SRF's 
preliminary rate is de minimis, we are not including it in the 
calculation for companies not selected for individual examination.\14\
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Act. Export price is calculated in accordance with 
section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with 
section 773 of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics 
included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an 
Appendix to this notice. The Preliminary 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 is available to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit in Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, 
a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The 
signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
are identical in content.

Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the 
following weighted-average dumping margins for the period July 1, 2017, 
through June 30, 2018.

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Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India)..........................            6.55
SRF Limited of India....................................            0.00
Ester Industries Limited................................            6.55
Garware Polyester Ltd...................................            6.55
Polyplex Corporation Ltd................................            6.55
Vacmet India Limited....................................            6.55
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days after public announcement of the 
preliminary results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 
19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs not later 
than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal 
briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not 
later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.\15\ Parties 
who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are 
encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; 
(2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\16\
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    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, must submit a written request to the Acting 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed 
electronically via ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be 
received successfully in its entirety by Commerce's electronic records 
system, ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party's 
name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and 
(3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will 
be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. Commerce 
intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, 
including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any 
written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication 
of this notice, unless extended, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. For any 
individually examined respondents whose weighted-average dumping margin 
is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent), we will calculate importer-
specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the 
total amount of dumping calculated for the importer's examined sales to 
the total entered value of those same sales in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1).\17\ We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on 
all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-
specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review 
is not zero or de minimis. If either individually-selected respondents' 
weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, we will instruct 
CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping 
duties. The final results of this review shall be the basis for the 
assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by 
this review where applicable.
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    \17\ In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the 
assessment rate calculation methodology adopted in Antidumping 
Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and 
Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012).
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    In accordance with Commerce's ``automatic assessment'' practice, 
for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Jindal 
Poly Films (India) or SRF Limited of India for which each company did 
not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States, we 
will instruct CBP to liquidate those entries at the all-others rate if 
there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the 
transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the 
publication date of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of

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PET film from India entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of 
this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of 
the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the company under review will be 
the rate established in the final results of this review (except, if 
the rate is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required); (2) 
for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the 
cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate 
published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm 
covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair-value 
investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be 
the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of 
the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other 
manufacturers or exporters is 5.71 percent.\18\ These cash deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.
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    \18\ See Order.
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).

    Dated: September 6, 2019.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review
V. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination
VI. Comparisons to Normal Value
VII. Date of Sale
VIII. Export Price and Constructed Export Price
IX. Normal Value
X. Currency Conversion
XI. Recommendation

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