Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 65114-65115 [2019-25654]

Download as PDF 65114 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 26, 2019 / Notices of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: November 20, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–25652 Filed 11–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [A–580–890] Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that emulsion styrene-butadiene (ESB rubber) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) is being, or is likely to be, sold, at less than normal value in the United States during the period of review (POR) February 24, 2017 through August 31, 2018. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable November 26, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Siordia, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3878. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ESB rubber from Korea in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On November 15, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the Order covering seven companies.2 On December 3, 2018, Commerce selected LG Chem, Ltd. (LG Chem) as the 1 See Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from the Republic of Korea: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 82 FR 33045, July 19, 2017 (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 57411 (November 15, 2018) (Initiation Notice). Jkt 250001 Scope of the Order Preliminary Results of Review We preliminarily determine that the following weighted average dumping margins exist, for the period of February 24, 2017 through August 31, 2018: Rates for Non-Examined Companies As a result of this review, we calculated a preliminary weightedaverage dumping margin for LG Chem. Accordingly, Commerce has preliminarily assigned to the companies not selected for individual examination the margin calculated for LG Chem. Methodology Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018 16:47 Nov 25, 2019 of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. The product covered by this Order is ESB rubber from Korea. For a full description of the scope, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 International Trade Administration VerDate Sep<11>2014 mandatory respondent for this review.3 Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 28, 2019.4 On June 20, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary results of this review. The revised deadline for the preliminary results is November 7, 2019.5 Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with 751 of the Act. Export price and constructed export price are 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 our methodology underlying the preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached 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 https://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 Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from the Republic of Korea: Respondent Selection,’’ dated December 3, 2018. 4 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in the segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Emulsion StyreneButadiene Rubber from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2017– 2018,’’ dated June 20, 2019. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Emulsion StyreneButadiene Rubber from the Republic of Korea; 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exporter/producer LG Chem, Ltd ............................. Daewoo International Corporation 7 ........................................ Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd ... Sungsan International Co, Ltd .... WE International Co., Ltd ........... Kukje Trading Corp .................... Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd ............. Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 2.83 2.83 2.83 2.83 2.83 2.83 2.83 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. If LG Chem’s weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent) in the final results of this review, we will calculate an importer-specific ad valorem antidumping duty assessment rate 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). 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 LG Chem’s 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 7 We note that in the Initiation Notice, we spelled Daewoo International Corporation as ‘‘Daewoo International Corporatin.’’ However, the spelling should have been ‘‘Daewoo International Corporation.’’ See Lion Elastomers LLC’s Letter, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Order on Emulsion Styrene Butadiene Rubber From Korea (A–580–890): Request for First Administrative Review,’’ dated September 28, 2018. E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 26, 2019 / Notices antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by this review where applicable. In accordance with our practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by LG Chem for which the 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 cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the companies under review will be the rate established in the final results of this review (except, if the ad valorem rate is de minimis, then the cash deposit rate will be zero); (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 9.66 percent, the all-others rate established in the investigation.8 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis performed to interested parties in these preliminary results within five days of any public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this notice 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 8 See Order. VerDate Sep<11>2014 briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs. 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. Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the 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 5:00 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; (3) whether any participant is a foreign national; and (4) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined.9 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Unless otherwise extended, 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, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Notification to Importers This notice 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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and increase the subsequent assessment of the antidumping duties by the amount of the antidumping duties reimbursement. 9 See 16:47 Nov 25, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 19 CFR 351.310(c). Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65115 Notification to Interested Parties The preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: November 6, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, 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. Companies Note Selected for Individual Examination V. Comparisons to Normal Value VI. Date of Sale VII. U.S. Price VIII. Normal Value IX. Currency Conversion X. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-890]


Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From the Republic of Korea: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-
2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that 
emulsion styrene-butadiene (ESB rubber) from the Republic of Korea 
(Korea) is being, or is likely to be, sold, at less than normal value 
in the United States during the period of review (POR) February 24, 
2017 through August 31, 2018. We invite all interested parties to 
comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable November 26, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Siordia, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3878.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping 
duty order on ESB rubber from Korea in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On 
November 15, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we 
initiated an administrative review of the Order covering seven 
companies.\2\ On December 3, 2018, Commerce selected LG Chem, Ltd. (LG 
Chem) as the mandatory respondent for this review.\3\ Commerce 
exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial 
federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the 
resumption of operations on January 28, 2019.\4\ On June 20, 2019, 
Commerce postponed the preliminary results of this review. The revised 
deadline for the preliminary results is November 7, 2019.\5\
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    \1\ See Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from the Republic of 
Korea: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical 
Circumstances, in Part, 82 FR 33045, July 19, 2017 (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 57411 (November 15, 2018) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of Emulsion Styrene-
Butadiene Rubber from the Republic of Korea: Respondent Selection,'' 
dated December 3, 2018.
    \4\ See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Deadlines 
Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,'' dated 
January 28, 2019. All deadlines in the segment of the proceeding 
have been extended by 40 days.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from the 
Republic of Korea: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2017-2018,'' dated June 20, 
2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this Order is ESB rubber from Korea. For a 
full description of the scope, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\6\
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Emulsion Styrene-
Butadiene Rubber from the Republic of Korea; 2017-2018,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with 751 of the 
Act. Export price and constructed export price are 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 our 
methodology underlying the preliminary results, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum. A list of topics included in the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is attached 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 https://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 Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Rates for Non-Examined Companies

    As a result of this review, we calculated a preliminary weighted-
average dumping margin for LG Chem. Accordingly, Commerce has 
preliminarily assigned to the companies not selected for individual 
examination the margin calculated for LG Chem.

Preliminary Results of Review

    We preliminarily determine that the following weighted average 
dumping margins exist, for the period of February 24, 2017 through 
August 31, 2018:
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    \7\ We note that in the Initiation Notice, we spelled Daewoo 
International Corporation as ``Daewoo International Corporatin.'' 
However, the spelling should have been ``Daewoo International 
Corporation.'' See Lion Elastomers LLC's Letter, ``Antidumping Duty 
Order on Emulsion Styrene Butadiene Rubber From Korea (A-580-890): 
Request for First Administrative Review,'' dated September 28, 2018.

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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LG Chem, Ltd................................................        2.83
Daewoo International Corporation \7\........................        2.83
Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd.................................        2.83
Sungsan International Co, Ltd...............................        2.83
WE International Co., Ltd...................................        2.83
Kukje Trading Corp..........................................        2.83
Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd.....................................        2.83
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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. If LG Chem's 
weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less 
than 0.5 percent) in the final results of this review, we will 
calculate an importer-specific ad valorem antidumping duty assessment 
rate 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). 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 LG Chem's 
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

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antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by this review 
where applicable.
    In accordance with our practice, for entries of subject merchandise 
during the POR produced by LG Chem for which the 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 cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the companies 
under review will be the rate established in the final results of this 
review (except, if the ad valorem rate is de minimis, then the cash 
deposit rate will be zero); (2) for merchandise exported by producers 
or exporters not covered in this administrative review but covered in a 
prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to 
be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed 
segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered 
in this review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, the 
cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently 
completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the subject 
merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers 
or exporters will continue to be 9.66 percent, the all-others rate 
established in the investigation.\8\ These cash deposit requirements, 
when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \8\ See Order.
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis 
performed to interested parties in these preliminary results within 
five days of any public announcement or, if there is no public 
announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this 
notice 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. 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. Case and 
rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the 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 
5:00 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; (3) whether any 
participant is a foreign national; and (4) a list of issues parties 
intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to 
those raised in the respective case briefs. If a request for a hearing 
is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time 
and date to be determined.\9\ Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled 
date.
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Unless otherwise extended, 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, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).

Notification to Importers

    This notice 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 POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and increase the 
subsequent assessment of the antidumping duties by the amount of the 
antidumping duties reimbursement.

Notification to Interested Parties

    The preliminary results of review are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: November 6, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
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. Companies Note Selected for Individual Examination
V. Comparisons to Normal Value
VI. Date of Sale
VII. U.S. Price
VIII. Normal Value
IX. Currency Conversion
X. Recommendation
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