Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 59356-59357 [2019-24033]

Download as PDF 59356 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 / Notices Commission that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.7 As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce is conducting expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on PET Film from India and Taiwan. Scope of the Orders The products covered by this 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum.8 Analysis of Comments Received 9 All issues raised in these sunset reviews are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum,10 which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum are the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the dumping margin likely to prevail if the orders were revoked. 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 http:// access.trade.gov, and to all in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. 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 version of the Issues and 7 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Reviews Initiated on July 1, 2019,’’ dated September 3, 2019. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Third Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from India and Taiwan,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 9 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i) states that where a domestic interested party intends to participate in a sunset review, it must file a notice of intent to participate with Commerce within 15 days after the publications of the notice of initiation. As noted above, Polyplex USA untimely filed its notice of appearance on July 31, 2019. 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A) states that Commerce will not accept or consider any unsolicited submissions from that party during the course of the review. Accordingly, we have not considered Polyplex USA’s submissions. 10 See Issues and Decision Memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Nov 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Reviews Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on PET Film from India and Taiwan would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted-average dumping margins up to 24.10 percent for India and 8.99 percent for Taiwan. Notification to Interested Parties This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: October 29, 2019. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. History of the Orders V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Dumping Margins Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–24044 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration C–533–825 Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies as indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable November 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0197. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the five-year (sunset) review of the countervailing duty order on PET film from India, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 Commerce received notices of intent to participate in this sunset review from DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., SKC, Inc., and Terphane LLC (collectively, domestic interested parties), within the 15-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as producers of the domestic like product. Commerce received adequate substantive responses to the Notice of Initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). Commerce received no substantive response from any respondent interested parties. In accordance with section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 31304 (July 1, 2019). Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 / Notices sunset review of the countervailing duty order on PET film from India.2 Scope of the Order For purposes of the order, the products covered are all gauges of raw, pretreated, or primed polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip, whether extruded or coextruded. Excluded are metallized films and other finished films that have had at least one of their surfaces modified by the application of a performance-enhancing resinous or inorganic layer of more than 0.00001 inches thick. Imports of PET film are classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item number 3920.62.00.90. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the order were revoked, are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 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 Services System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and 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 at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. A list of the issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached at the appendix to this notice. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Review Commerce determines that revocation of the countervailing duty order on PET film from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following rates: 2 See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India, 67 FR 44179 (July 1, 2002) (Order). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Nov 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 59357 The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding its Manufacturers/exporters administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cold Ester Industries Ltd .............. 20.46 drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and Garware Polyester Ltd .......... 26.70 alloy steel (cold drawn mechanical Polyplex Corporation Ltd ...... 15.82 tubing) from Italy for the period of All Others .............................. 22.50 review November 22, 2017, through May 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable November 4, 2019. Administrative Protective Order FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This notice serves as the only Robert Scully or Emily Halle, AD/CVD reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade their responsibility concerning the Administration, U.S. Department of disposition of proprietary information Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a). Timely written NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0572 or (202) 482–0176 notification of the destruction of APO respectively. materials or conversion to judicial SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations Background and terms of an APO is a violation On June 3, 2019, Commerce published which is subject to sanction. in the Federal Register a notice of Notification to Interested Parties ‘‘Opportunity to Request an Administrative Review’’ of the Commerce is issuing and publishing antidumping duty (AD) order on cold these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), drawn mechanical tubing from Italy for the period November 22, 2017, through and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR May 31, 2019.1 On July 29, 2019, in 351.221(c)(5)(ii). accordance with section 751(a) of the Dated: October 29, 2019. Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Christian Marsh, and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement initiated an administrative review of the and Compliance. AD order on cold drawn mechanical tubing from Italy with respect to seven Appendix companies.2 On October 8, 2019, List of Topics Discussed in the Final ArcelorMittal Tubular Products LLC, Decision Memorandum Michigan Seamless Tube, LLC, PTC I. Summary Alliance Corp., and Webco Industries, II. Background Inc.(collectively, the petitioners), timely III. History of the Order withdrew their requests for an IV. Scope of the Order administrative review of all six V. Discussion of the Issues companies for which they had requested 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable Subsidy a review.3 Subsidy rates (percent ad valorem) 2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely to Prevail 3. Nature of the Subsidy VI. Final Results of Sunset Review VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–24033 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–838] Certain Cold Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel From Italy: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: Partial Rescission Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The petitioners timely withdrew their review requests for six companies. Because Commerce received no other requests for review of these six 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 25521 (June 3, 2019). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 36572 (July 29, 2019). 3 See Petitioner’s Letter ‘‘Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from Italy—Domestic Industry’s Withdrawal of Request for First Administrative Review.’’ Dated October 8, 2019. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 213 (Monday, November 4, 2019)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

C-533-825


Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: 
Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty 
Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty 
order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) 
from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
countervailable subsidies as indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset 
Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable November 4, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 
DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0197.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 1, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the five-year 
(sunset) review of the countervailing duty order on PET film from 
India, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act).\1\ Commerce received notices of intent to participate in 
this sunset review from DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, 
Inc., SKC, Inc., and Terphane LLC (collectively, domestic interested 
parties), within the 15-day period specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested 
party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as producers of the 
domestic like product.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 31304 
(July 1, 2019).
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    Commerce received adequate substantive responses to the Notice of 
Initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day 
period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). Commerce received no 
substantive response from any respondent interested parties. In 
accordance with section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day)

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sunset review of the countervailing duty order on PET film from 
India.\2\
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    \2\ See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Polyethylene 
Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India, 67 FR 44179 (July 
1, 2002) (Order).
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Scope of the Order

    For purposes of the order, the products covered are all gauges of 
raw, pretreated, or primed polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and 
strip, whether extruded or coextruded. Excluded are metallized films 
and other finished films that have had at least one of their surfaces 
modified by the application of a performance-enhancing resinous or 
inorganic layer of more than 0.00001 inches thick. Imports of PET film 
are classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) under item number 3920.62.00.90. HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the 
scope of the order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review, including the likelihood of 
continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies and the net 
countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the order were revoked, 
are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\3\ 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 Services System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and 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 at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. A 
list of the issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is 
attached at the appendix to this notice. The signed and electronic 
versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, 
and Strip from India,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted 
by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Final Results of Sunset Review

    Commerce determines that revocation of the countervailing duty 
order on PET film from India would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following rates:

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                                                          Subsidy  rates
                 Manufacturers/exporters                    (percent  ad
                                                             valorem)
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Ester Industries Ltd....................................           20.46
Garware Polyester Ltd...................................           26.70
Polyplex Corporation Ltd................................           15.82
All Others..............................................           22.50
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Administrative Protective Order

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

Notification to Interested Parties

    Commerce is issuing and publishing these final results and notice 
in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii).

    Dated: October 29, 2019.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Final Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. History of the Order
IV. Scope of the Order
V. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable 
Subsidy
    2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely to Prevail
    3. Nature of the Subsidy
VI. Final Results of Sunset Review
VII. Recommendation

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