Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 59770-59771 [2019-24220]

Download as PDF 59770 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 6, 2019 / Notices A joint OMB and Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs selection team will review the nomination packages to identify a set of potential members that possesses the balance of qualifications required by law, and provide a vetted slate of proposed candidates for appointment by the OMB Director. The selection team will make recommendations regarding membership based on criteria including: (1) Professional or academic expertise, experience, and knowledge; (2) stakeholder representation; (3) availability and willingness to serve; and (4) relevant experience in working in committees and advisory panels. Nominees selected for appointment to the Advisory Committee will be notified by return email and by a letter of appointment. Nomination packages submitted under this Federal Register Notice will be considered if vacancies occur over the two years that the Advisory Committee will be active. Dated: October 31, 2019. Brian C. Moyer, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Performing the Non-Exclusive Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–24172 Filed 11–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–912] Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd. (Zhongwei), an exporter of certain new pneumatic offthe-road tires (OTR tires) from the People’s Republic of China (China), did not sell merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable November 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Nov 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5139. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the purposes of these final results, Commerce has made no changes to the Preliminary Results. Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review on August 23, 2019.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results; however, no interested party submitted comments. Final Results of the Review Commerce determines that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the POR from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018: Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order includes new pneumatic tires designed for off-the-road and offhighway use, subject to certain exceptions. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4011.20.10.25, 4011.20.10.35, 4011.20.50.30, 4011.20.50.50, 4011.61.00.00, 4011.62.00.00, 4011.63.00.00, 4011.69.00.00, 4011.92.00.00, 4011.93.40.00, 4011.93.80.00, 4011.94.40.00, and 4011.94.80.00. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only; the written product description of the scope of the order is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.2 Separate Rates In our Preliminary Results, Commerce determined that information placed on the record by Zhongwei and Qingdao Honghua Tyre Factory (Honghua) demonstrates that these companies are entitled to separate rate status,3 which we preliminarily granted.4 We received no comments since the issuance of the Preliminary Results that provide a basis for reconsidering the determination with respect to the separate rate status of these entities. Therefore, for the final results, we continue to find that Zhongwei and Honghua are eligible for a separate rate. Changes Since the Preliminary Results As noted above, we received no comments in response to the Preliminary Results. Accordingly, for 1 See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018, 84 FR 44283 (August 23, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See Preliminary Results, PDM at 3–5. 3 See Zhongwei’s March 11, 2019 Section A Questionnaire Response at 2–14; see also Honghua’s Letter, ‘‘Separate Rate Application: Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated December 14, 2018. 4 See Preliminary Results, PDM at 9–13. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exporter Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd ........................................... Qingdao Honghua Tyre Factory Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 0.00 0.00 Commerce’s policy regarding conditional review of the China-wide entity applies to this administrative review.5 Under this policy, the Chinawide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a review of the China-wide entity. Because no party requested a review of the China-wide entity in this review, and we did not self-initiate a review, the entity is not under review and the entity’s rate is not subject to change (i.e., 105.31 percent).6 Where the rates for the individually examined companies are all zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available, section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) provides that Commerce may use ‘‘any reasonable method’’ to establish the allothers rate. As the margin calculated for the mandatory respondent, Zhongwei, is zero, we assigned Honghua, the sole separate-rate respondent not selected for individual examination in this review, a separate rate margin based on Zhongwei’s weighted-average dumping margin, which we find to be reasonable and consistent with practice.7 Disclosure Commerce normally discloses the calculations performed regarding these final results to parties in this proceeding 5 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). 6 The China-wide rate was determined in Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012– 2013, 80 FR 20197 (April 15, 2015). 7 See, e.g., Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission; 2015–2016, 83 FR 35461, 35462 (July 26, 2018) (citing Albemarle Corp. v. United States, 821 F. 3d 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2016)). E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 6, 2019 / Notices within five days of the date of publication of this notice, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because no changes were made to the preliminary calculations, we refer parties to the preliminary disclosure calculation memoranda.8 Assessment Rates Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b). Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review in the Federal Register. For any individually examined respondent whose (estimated) ad valorem weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 percent), Commerce will calculate importer-specific ad valorem assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of those sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).9 We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-specific ad valorem assessment rate calculated is not zero or de minimis. Where either the respondent’s ad valorem weightedaverage dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific ad valorem assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.10 Cash Deposit Requirements Because the antidumping duty order on OTR tires from China was revoked,11 Commerce will not issue cash deposit instructions at the conclusion of this administrative review. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final 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 Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the 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/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 We are issuing and publishing these final results of administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: October 30, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–24220 Filed 11–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China; 2017–2018: Preliminary Results Surrogate Value Memorandum,’’ dated August 16, 2019; see also Memorandum, ‘‘Analysis Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2017–2018 Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Weihei Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd.,’’ dated August 16, 2019. 9 In these final results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation method 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). 10 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 11 See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders, 84 FR 20616 (May 10, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Nov 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–412–824] Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that the producer/exporter subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59771 period of review (POR) September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable November 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 19, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain coldrolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from the United Kingdom.1 The administrative review covers one producer or exporter of the subject merchandise, Caparo Precision Strip, Ltd./Liberty Performance Steels Ltd. (Liberty).2 We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, and we received a case brief from Liberty.3 We did not receive any rebuttal briefs. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The products covered by the antidumping duty order are certain cold-rolled (cold-reduced), flat-rolled steel products, whether or not annealed, painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances. The products subject to this review are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7209.15.0000, 7209.16.0030, 7209.16.0060, 7209.16.0070, 7209.16.0091, 7209.17.0030, 7209.17.0060, 7209.17.0070, 7209.17.0091, 7209.18.1530, 7209.18.1560, 7209.18.2510, 7209.18.2520, 7209.18.2580, 7209.18.6020, 7209.18.6090, 7209.25.0000, 7209.26.0000, 1 See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the United Kingdom: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018, 84 FR 34868 (July 19, 2019) (Preliminary Results). 2 In the Initiation Notice, we initiated a review of ‘‘Caparo Precision Strip, Ltd./Liberty Performance Steels, Ltd.’’ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 57411, 57417 (November 15, 2018) (Initiation Notice). We have previously determined that Liberty Performance Steels Ltd. is the successor-ininterest to Caparo Precision Strip, Ltd. 3 See Liberty’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the United Kingdom: Liberty Performance Steels, Ltd. Case Brief,’’ dated August 19, 2019. E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59770-59771]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-912]


Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2017-2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that Weihai 
Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd. (Zhongwei), an exporter of certain new 
pneumatic off-the-road tires (OTR tires) from the People's Republic of 
China (China), did not sell merchandise in the United States at prices 
below normal value during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2017 
through August 31, 2018.

DATES: Applicable November 6, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5139.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative 
review on August 23, 2019.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment 
on the Preliminary Results; however, no interested party submitted 
comments.
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    \1\ See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 84 FR 44283 (August 23, 2019) 
(Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum (PDM).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order includes new pneumatic tires 
designed for off-the-road and off-highway use, subject to certain 
exceptions. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 
4011.20.10.25, 4011.20.10.35, 4011.20.50.30, 4011.20.50.50, 
4011.61.00.00, 4011.62.00.00, 4011.63.00.00, 4011.69.00.00, 
4011.92.00.00, 4011.93.40.00, 4011.93.80.00, 4011.94.40.00, and 
4011.94.80.00. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only; the written product description of the scope of 
the order is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order 
is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\2\
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    \2\ See Preliminary Results, PDM at 3-5.
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Separate Rates

    In our Preliminary Results, Commerce determined that information 
placed on the record by Zhongwei and Qingdao Honghua Tyre Factory 
(Honghua) demonstrates that these companies are entitled to separate 
rate status,\3\ which we preliminarily granted.\4\ We received no 
comments since the issuance of the Preliminary Results that provide a 
basis for reconsidering the determination with respect to the separate 
rate status of these entities. Therefore, for the final results, we 
continue to find that Zhongwei and Honghua are eligible for a separate 
rate.
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    \3\ See Zhongwei's March 11, 2019 Section A Questionnaire 
Response at 2-14; see also Honghua's Letter, ``Separate Rate 
Application: Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the 
People's Republic of China,'' dated December 14, 2018.
    \4\ See Preliminary Results, PDM at 9-13.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    As noted above, we received no comments in response to the 
Preliminary Results. Accordingly, for the purposes of these final 
results, Commerce has made no changes to the Preliminary Results.

Final Results of the Review

    Commerce determines that the following weighted-average dumping 
margins exist for the POR from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 
2018:

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                                                                average
                          Exporter                              dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd.............................        0.00
Qingdao Honghua Tyre Factory................................        0.00
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    Commerce's policy regarding conditional review of the China-wide 
entity applies to this administrative review.\5\ Under this policy, the 
China-wide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically 
requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a review of the China-wide 
entity. Because no party requested a review of the China-wide entity in 
this review, and we did not self-initiate a review, the entity is not 
under review and the entity's rate is not subject to change (i.e., 
105.31 percent).\6\
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    \5\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013).
    \6\ The China-wide rate was determined in Certain New Pneumatic 
Off-the-Road Tires from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013, 80 FR 
20197 (April 15, 2015).
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    Where the rates for the individually examined companies are all 
zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available, section 
735(c)(5)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) provides 
that Commerce may use ``any reasonable method'' to establish the all-
others rate. As the margin calculated for the mandatory respondent, 
Zhongwei, is zero, we assigned Honghua, the sole separate-rate 
respondent not selected for individual examination in this review, a 
separate rate margin based on Zhongwei's weighted-average dumping 
margin, which we find to be reasonable and consistent with practice.\7\
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    \7\ See, e.g., Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, Final Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission; 
2015-2016, 83 FR 35461, 35462 (July 26, 2018) (citing Albemarle 
Corp. v. United States, 821 F. 3d 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2016)).
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Disclosure

    Commerce normally discloses the calculations performed regarding 
these final results to parties in this proceeding

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within five days of the date of publication of this notice, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because no changes were 
made to the preliminary calculations, we refer parties to the 
preliminary disclosure calculation memoranda.\8\
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    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order on Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the 
People's Republic of China; 2017-2018: Preliminary Results Surrogate 
Value Memorandum,'' dated August 16, 2019; see also Memorandum, 
``Analysis Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2017-2018 
Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain New Pneumatic Off-
the-Road Tires from the People's Republic of China: Weihei Zhongwei 
Rubber Co., Ltd.,'' dated August 16, 2019.
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Assessment Rates

    Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of 
subject merchandise in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.212(b). Commerce intends to issue assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final 
results of this review in the Federal Register.
    For any individually examined respondent whose (estimated) ad 
valorem weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis 
(i.e., less than 0.50 percent), Commerce will calculate importer-
specific ad valorem assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the 
total amount of dumping calculated for the importer's examined sales 
and the total entered value of those sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1).\9\ We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on 
all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-
specific ad valorem assessment rate calculated is not zero or de 
minimis. Where either the respondent's ad valorem weighted-average 
dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific ad 
valorem assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to 
liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping 
duties.\10\
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    \9\ In these final results, Commerce applied the assessment rate 
calculation method 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).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    Because the antidumping duty order on OTR tires from China was 
revoked,\11\ Commerce will not issue cash deposit instructions at the 
conclusion of this administrative review.
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    \11\ See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and 
Revocation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders, 84 FR 
20616 (May 10, 2019).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final 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 Commerce's presumption that 
reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under the 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/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

    We are issuing and publishing these final results of administrative 
review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: October 30, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2019-24220 Filed 11-5-19; 8:45 am]
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