Acetone From Singapore: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 56171-56173 [2019-22872]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 203 / Monday, October 21, 2019 / Notices multiple parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. ET on the due date. Under certain circumstances, Commerce may elect to specify a different time limit by which extension requests will be considered untimely, if the submissions are due from multiple parties simultaneously. In such a case, Commerce will inform parties in a letter or memorandum of the deadline (including a specified time) by which extension requests must be filed to be considered timely. An extension request must be made in a separate, standalone submission; under limited circumstances Commerce will grant untimely-filed requests for the extension of time limits. Parties should review Extension of Time Limits; Final Rule, 78 FR 57790 (September 20, 2013), available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ pkg/FR-2013-09-20/html/201322853.htm, prior to submitting extension requests or factual information in this investigation. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Certification Requirements Any party submitting factual information in an AD or CVD proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.32 Parties must use the certification formats provided in 19 CFR 351.303(g).33 Commerce intends to reject factual submissions if the submitting party does not comply with the applicable certification requirements. Notification to Interested Parties Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Instructions for filing such applications may be found on the Commerce website at http://enforcement.trade.gov/apo. On January 22, 2008, Commerce published Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO Procedures, 73 FR 3634 (January 22, 2008). Parties wishing to participate in this investigation should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 702 and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.203(c). 32 See section 782(b) of the Act. 33 See Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule); see also frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 Dated: October 15, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation are certain glass containers with a nominal capacity of 0.059 liters (2.0 fluid ounces) up to and including 4.0 liters (135.256 fluid ounces) and an opening or mouth with a nominal outer diameter of 14 millimeters up to and including 120 millimeters. The scope includes glass jars, bottles, flasks and similar containers; with or without their closures; whether clear or colored; and with or without, design or functional enhancements (including, but not limited to, handles, embossing, labeling, or etching). Excluded from the scope of the investigation are: (1) Glass containers made of borosilicate glass, meeting United States Pharmacopeia requirements for Type 1 pharmaceutical containers; (2) glass containers without ‘mold seams’, ‘joint marks’, or ‘parting lines’; and (3) glass containers without a ‘finish’ (i.e., the section of a container at the opening including the lip and ring or collar, threaded or otherwise compatible with a type of closure to seal the container’s contents, including but not limited to a lid, cap, or cork). Glass containers subject to this investigation are specified within the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7010.90.5009, 7010.90.5019, 7010.90.5029, 7010.90.5039, 7010.90.5049, 7010.90.5055, 7010.90.5005, 7010.90.5015, 7010.90.5025, 7010.90.5035, and 7010.90.5045. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigations is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–22868 Filed 10–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–559–808] Acetone From Singapore: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that acetone from Singapore is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable October 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua DeMoss, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56171 International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 5, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register.1 The petitioner in this investigation is the Coalition for Acetone Fair Trade. The mandatory respondent in this investigation is Mitsui Phenols Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Mitsui). We provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Determination. We received no comments. Commerce conducted this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is all grades of liquid or aqueous acetone. Acetone is also known under the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) name propan-2-one. In addition to the IUPAC name, acetone is also referred to as +ketopropane (or beta-ketopropane), ketone propane, methyl ketone, dimethyl ketone, DMK, dimethyl carbonyl, propanone, 2-propanone, dimethyl formaldehyde, pyroacetic acid, pyroacetic ether, and pyroacetic spirit. Acetone is an isomer of the chemical formula C3H6O, with a specific molecular formula of CH3COCH3 or (CH3)2CO. The scope covers both pure acetone (with or without impurities) and acetone that is combined or mixed with other products, including, but not limited to, isopropyl alcohol, benzene, diethyl ether, methanol, chloroform, and ethanol. Acetone that has been combined with other products is included within the scope, regardless of whether the combining occurs in third countries. The scope also includes acetone that is commingled with acetone from sources not subject to this investigation. For combined and commingled products, only the acetone component is covered by the scope of this investigation. However, when acetone is combined with acetone components 1 See Acetone From Singapore: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, 84 FR 38005 (August 5, 2019) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigation of Acetone from Singapore’’ (PDM). E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 56172 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 203 / Monday, October 21, 2019 / Notices from sources not subject to this investigation, those third country acetone components may still be subject to other acetone investigations. Notwithstanding the foregoing language, an acetone combination or mixture that is transformed through a chemical reaction into another product, such that, for example, the acetone can no longer be separated from the other products through a distillation process (e.g., methyl methacrylate (MMA) or Bisphenol A (BPA)), is excluded from this investigation. A combination or mixture is excluded from these investigations if the total acetone component (regardless of the source or sources) comprises less than 5 percent of the combination or mixture, on a dry weight basis. The Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number for acetone is 67–64–1. The merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 2914.11.1000 and 2914.11.5000. Combinations or mixtures of acetone may enter under subheadings in Chapter 38 of the HTSUS, including, but not limited to, those under heading 3814.00.1000, 3814.00.2000, 3814.00.5010, and 3814.00.5090. The list of items found under these HTSUS subheadings is non-exhaustive. Although these HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Scope Comments Commerce did not receive any additional scope comments and has not updated the scope of the investigation since the Preliminary Determination. Verification Because the mandatory respondent in this investigation did not provide necessary information requested by Commerce, we did not conduct verification. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Changes Since the Preliminary Determination and Use of Adverse Facts Available Commerce has made no changes to the Preliminary Determination and hereby adopts the determinations therein for purposes of our final determination. We therefore continue to find that the application of facts available with an adverse inference with respect to the examined respondent, i.e., Mitsui, was warranted, in accordance VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 with sections 776(a)(1), 776(a)(2)(A)–(C), and 776(b) of the Act.2 All-Others Rate As discussed in the Preliminary Determination, Commerce based the selection of the all-others rate on the simple average of the two dumping margins calculated for subject merchandise from Singapore alleged in the petition,3 in accordance with section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, and determined a rate of 66.42 percent. No parties commented on this issue and we made no changes to the all-others rate for this final determination.4 Final Determination The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: this final determination; (2) if the exporter is not a respondent identified above but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be equal to the respondent-specific estimated weightedaverage dumping margin established for that producer of the subject merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers and exporters will be equal to the all others estimated weighted-average dumping margin. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of the final Estimated affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the final determination dumping Exporter/producer margin in this proceeding is affirmative, in (percent) accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final Mitsui Phenols Singapore Pte. Ltd ........................................... 131.75 determination as to whether the All Others .................................... 66.42 domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports, or Disclosure sales (or the likelihood of sales) for The estimated weighted-average importation of acetone from Singapore dumping margin assigned to Mitsui in no later than 45 days after our final this investigation in the Preliminary determination. If the ITC determines Determination was based on adverse that material injury or threat of material facts available, and Commerce described injury does not exist, the proceeding the method it used to determine the will be terminated, and all cash deposits adverse facts available rate in the will be refunded. If the ITC determines Preliminary Determination. As we have that such injury does exist, Commerce made no changes to this margin and intends to issue an antidumping duty continue to apply adverse facts available order directing CBP to assess, upon in determining the rate for Mitsui, no further instruction by Commerce, disclosure of calculations is necessary antidumping duties on all imports of the for this final determination. subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for Continuation of Suspension of consumption on or after the effective Liquidation date of the suspension of liquidation. Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), we will Notification Regarding Administrative instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protective Orders Protection (CBP) to require a cash This notice serves as the only deposit for such entries of merchandise equal to the estimated weighted-average reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of dumping margin as follows: (1) The their responsibility concerning the cash deposit rate for the respondent disposition of proprietary information listed above will be equal to the respondent-specific estimated weighted- disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely average dumping margin determined in notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to 2 See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 38006; judicial protective order is hereby see also PDM at 3–6. 3 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Petitions for the requested. Failure to comply with the Imposition of Antidumping on Imports of Acetone regulations and the terms of an APO is from Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, a violation subject to sanction. South Africa and Spain,’’ dated February 19, 2019 (the Petition) at Volume V; see also Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Acetone from Singapore: Response to Questionnaire on Antidumping Petition,’’ dated February 26, 2019; and the Singapore Initiation Checklist, dated March 11, 2019. 4 See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 38006; see also PDM at 8. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notification to Interested Parties These determinations are issued and published in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c). E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 203 / Monday, October 21, 2019 / Notices Dated: October 15, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 2019, Commerce extended the deadline for the final results to October 11, 2019.2 For a summary of events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 [FR Doc. 2019–22872 Filed 10–18–19; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–502] Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part; Calendar Year 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to Borusan Holding A.S. (Borusan Holding), Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Borusan), and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (Borusan Istikbal) (collectively the Borusan Companies) and Tosc¸elik Profil ve Sac Endu¨strisi A.S ¸ . (Tosc¸elik Profil), Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S. (TDT), Tosyali Holding, Tosc¸elik Toyo Celik (Tosc¸elik Toyo), Tosyali Filmasin ve Insaat Demir (Tosyali Filmasin), Tosc ¸elik Spiral Boru (Tosc ¸elik Spiral), Tosyali Demir Celik San A.S. (TDC), Tosc¸elik Granul San A.S. (Toselik Granul), and Tosyali Celik Ticaret A.S. (TCT) (collectively, the Tosc¸elik Companies), producers/ exporters of circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (pipes and tubes) from Turkey for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable October 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff (the Tosc ¸elik Companies) at 202–482–1009, or Jolanta Lawska (the Borusan Companies) at 202–482–8362, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On May 14, 2019, Commerce published the preliminary results of this administrative review.1 On August 29, 1 See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the countervailing duty order is circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. Rescission of the 2017 Administrative Review, in Part On May 14, 2018, Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Erbosan) timely filed a no shipments certification.4 Additionally, on June 1, 2018, Borusan submitted a letter to Commerce timely certifying that Borusan Istikbal, Borusan Birlesik Boru Fabrikalair San ve Tic. (Borusan Birlesik), Borusan Gemlik Boru Tesisleri A.S. (Borusan Gemlik), Borusan Ithicat ve Dagitim A.S. (Borusan Ithicat), Borusan Ihacat Ithalat ve Dagitim A.S. (Borusan Ithalat), and Tubeco Pipe and Steel Corporation (Borusan Tubeco) had no entries, exports, or sales of subject merchandise during the POR.5 With the exception of Borusan Istikbal, a company that Commerce has found to be cross-owned with Borusan during the POR, Commerce transmitted noshipment inquiries to CBP regarding whether subject merchandise produced and/or exported by these companies entered the United States during the POR. Commerce did not receive any information from interested parties or U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that was contrary to the claims of Erbosan, Borusan Birlesik, Borusan Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review, in Part; Calendar Year 2017, 84 FR 21327 (May 14, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Turkey: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated August 29, 2019. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision memorandum for the Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey; 2017,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 4 See Erbosan’s Letter, ‘‘No Shipment Certification of Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Erbosan) in the 2017 Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Involving Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe from Turkey,’’ dated May 14, 2018. 5 See Borusan’s Letter, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pines and Tubes from Turkey. Case No. C– 489–502: No Shipment Letter,’’ dated June 1, 2018. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56173 Gemlik, Borusan Ithicat, Borusan Ithalat, and Borusan Tubeco. Accordingly, based on record evidence, we determine that Erbosan, Borusan Birlesik, Borusan Gemlik, Borusan Ithicat, Borusan Ithalat, and Borusan Tubeco did not ship subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), and consistent with our practice,6 we are rescinding the review for Erbosan, Borusan Birlesik, Borusan Gemlik, Borusan Ithicat, Borusan Ithalat, and Borusan Tubeco. Because we have found Borusan Istikbal to be cross-owned with Borusan during the POR, we are not rescinding the review with respect to Borusan Istikbal and are assigning it Borusan’s rate. Analysis of Comments Received We addressed all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted with this notice. The issues are identified in the Appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Methodology Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable during the POR, we determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.7 For a complete description of the methodology underlying all of 6 See, e.g., Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 79 FR 2635 (January 15, 2014). 7 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-559-808]


Acetone From Singapore: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that acetone 
from Singapore is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States 
at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is 
January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

DATES: Applicable October 21, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua DeMoss, 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) 482-3362.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 5, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination 
in the Federal Register.\1\ The petitioner in this investigation is the 
Coalition for Acetone Fair Trade. The mandatory respondent in this 
investigation is Mitsui Phenols Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Mitsui). We 
provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 
Preliminary Determination. We received no comments. Commerce conducted 
this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Acetone From Singapore: Preliminary Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Preliminary 
Determination of No Shipments, 84 FR 38005 (August 5, 2019) 
(Preliminary Determination), and accompanying memorandum, ``Decision 
Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-
Value Investigation of Acetone from Singapore'' (PDM).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is all grades of 
liquid or aqueous acetone. Acetone is also known under the 
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) name propan-
2-one. In addition to the IUPAC name, acetone is also referred to as 
[szlig]-ketopropane (or beta-ketopropane), ketone propane, methyl 
ketone, dimethyl ketone, DMK, dimethyl carbonyl, propanone, 2-
propanone, dimethyl formaldehyde, pyroacetic acid, pyroacetic ether, 
and pyroacetic spirit. Acetone is an isomer of the chemical formula 
C3H6O, with a specific molecular formula of 
CH3COCH3 or (CH3)2CO.
    The scope covers both pure acetone (with or without impurities) and 
acetone that is combined or mixed with other products, including, but 
not limited to, isopropyl alcohol, benzene, diethyl ether, methanol, 
chloroform, and ethanol. Acetone that has been combined with other 
products is included within the scope, regardless of whether the 
combining occurs in third countries.
    The scope also includes acetone that is commingled with acetone 
from sources not subject to this investigation.
    For combined and commingled products, only the acetone component is 
covered by the scope of this investigation. However, when acetone is 
combined with acetone components

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from sources not subject to this investigation, those third country 
acetone components may still be subject to other acetone 
investigations.
    Notwithstanding the foregoing language, an acetone combination or 
mixture that is transformed through a chemical reaction into another 
product, such that, for example, the acetone can no longer be separated 
from the other products through a distillation process (e.g., methyl 
methacrylate (MMA) or Bisphenol A (BPA)), is excluded from this 
investigation.
    A combination or mixture is excluded from these investigations if 
the total acetone component (regardless of the source or sources) 
comprises less than 5 percent of the combination or mixture, on a dry 
weight basis.
    The Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number for acetone is 
67-64-1.
    The merchandise covered by this investigation is currently 
classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) subheadings 2914.11.1000 and 2914.11.5000. Combinations or 
mixtures of acetone may enter under subheadings in Chapter 38 of the 
HTSUS, including, but not limited to, those under heading 3814.00.1000, 
3814.00.2000, 3814.00.5010, and 3814.00.5090. The list of items found 
under these HTSUS subheadings is non-exhaustive. Although these HTSUS 
subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this 
investigation is dispositive.

Scope Comments

    Commerce did not receive any additional scope comments and has not 
updated the scope of the investigation since the Preliminary 
Determination.

Verification

    Because the mandatory respondent in this investigation did not 
provide necessary information requested by Commerce, we did not conduct 
verification.

Changes Since the Preliminary Determination and Use of Adverse Facts 
Available

    Commerce has made no changes to the Preliminary Determination and 
hereby adopts the determinations therein for purposes of our final 
determination. We therefore continue to find that the application of 
facts available with an adverse inference with respect to the examined 
respondent, i.e., Mitsui, was warranted, in accordance with sections 
776(a)(1), 776(a)(2)(A)-(C), and 776(b) of the Act.\2\
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    \2\ See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 38006; see also PDM 
at 3-6.
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All-Others Rate

    As discussed in the Preliminary Determination, Commerce based the 
selection of the all-others rate on the simple average of the two 
dumping margins calculated for subject merchandise from Singapore 
alleged in the petition,\3\ in accordance with section 735(c)(5)(B) of 
the Act, and determined a rate of 66.42 percent. No parties commented 
on this issue and we made no changes to the all-others rate for this 
final determination.\4\
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    \3\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Petitions for the Imposition of 
Antidumping on Imports of Acetone from Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, 
Singapore, South Africa and Spain,'' dated February 19, 2019 (the 
Petition) at Volume V; see also Petitioner's Letter, ``Acetone from 
Singapore: Response to Questionnaire on Antidumping Petition,'' 
dated February 26, 2019; and the Singapore Initiation Checklist, 
dated March 11, 2019.
    \4\ See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 38006; see also PDM 
at 8.
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Final Determination

    The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as 
follows:

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                                                               Estimated
                                                                dumping
                      Exporter/producer                         margin
                                                               (percent)
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Mitsui Phenols Singapore Pte. Ltd...........................      131.75
All Others..................................................       66.42
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Disclosure

    The estimated weighted-average dumping margin assigned to Mitsui in 
this investigation in the Preliminary Determination was based on 
adverse facts available, and Commerce described the method it used to 
determine the adverse facts available rate in the Preliminary 
Determination. As we have made no changes to this margin and continue 
to apply adverse facts available in determining the rate for Mitsui, no 
disclosure of calculations is necessary for this final determination.

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(d), we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
to require a cash deposit for such entries of merchandise equal to the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin as follows: (1) The cash 
deposit rate for the respondent listed above will be equal to the 
respondent-specific estimated weighted-average dumping margin 
determined in this final determination; (2) if the exporter is not a 
respondent identified above but the producer is, then the cash deposit 
rate will be equal to the respondent-specific estimated weighted-
average dumping margin established for that producer of the subject 
merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers and 
exporters will be equal to the all others estimated weighted-average 
dumping margin. These suspension of liquidation instructions will 
remain in effect until further notice.

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
International Trade Commission (ITC) of the final affirmative 
determination of sales at LTFV. Because the final determination in this 
proceeding is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the 
Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the 
domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or 
threatened with material injury, by reason of imports, or sales (or the 
likelihood of sales) for importation of acetone from Singapore no later 
than 45 days after our final determination. If the ITC determines that 
material injury or threat of material injury does not exist, the 
proceeding will be terminated, and all cash deposits will be refunded. 
If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce intends to 
issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further 
instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of 
liquidation.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely 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 violation subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These determinations are issued and published in accordance with 
sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c).


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    Dated: October 15, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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