Acetone From Belgium: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 8249-8251 [2020-02908]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 30 / Thursday, February 13, 2020 / Notices exist, the proceeding will be terminated and all cash deposits will be refunded. Exporter or producer If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce will issue an AD Sasol South Africa Limited ... 414.92 order directing CBP to assess, upon All Others .............................. 314.51 further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or Disclosure withdrawn from warehouse, for Because Commerce applied AFA to consumption on or after the effective SSA, and the AFA rate is based solely date of the suspension of liquidation, as on the petition, there are no calculations discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of to disclose for this final determination Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(b). Notification Regarding Administrative Continuation of Suspension of Protective Orders Liquidation This notice serves as the only In accordance with section reminder to parties subject to an 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will administrative protective order (APO) of instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information liquidation of all appropriate entries of acetone from South Africa, as described disclosed under APO in accordance in Appendix I of this notice, which were with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial for consumption on or after September protective order is hereby requested. 24, 2019, the date of publication of the Failure to comply with the regulations Preliminary Determination in the and the terms of an APO is violation Federal Register. subject to sanction. Pursuant to section 735(c)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), Commerce Notification to Interested Parties will instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the estimated dumping This determination is issued and margins indicated in the table above as published in accordance with sections follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 SSA will be equal to the estimated CFR 351.210(c). dumping margin determined in this Dated: February 6, 2020. final determination; (2) if the exporter is Jeffrey I. Kessler, not a respondent identified above, but Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and the producer is, then the cash deposit Compliance. rate will be equal to the companyAppendix I specific estimated weighted-average dumping margin established for that Scope of the Investigation producer of the subject merchandise; The merchandise covered by this and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other investigation is all grades of liquid or producers and exporters will be 314.51 aqueous acetone. Acetone is also known percent, the all-others estimated under the International Union of Pure and weighted-average dumping margin. Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) name propan-2These suspension of liquidation and one. In addition to the IUPAC name, acetone cash deposit instructions will remain in is also referred to as b-ketopropane (or betaketopropane), ketone propane, methyl effect until further notice. 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 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 nonexhaustive. 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. International Trade Commission Notification (ITC) In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 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 of acetone from South Africa no later than 45 days after our final determination. If the ITC determines that material injury or threat of material injury does not BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Estimated dumping margin (percent) jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 8249 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Feb 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether to Rely on Total AFA for SSA’s Margin VI. All-Others Rate VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–02910 Filed 2–12–20; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–423–814] Acetone From Belgium: 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 imports of acetone from Belgium are being, or are AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 8250 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 30 / Thursday, February 13, 2020 / Notices likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Determination Margins.’’ DATES: Applicable February 13, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Cipolla, 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) 482–4956. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On September 24, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the preliminary affirmative determination of sales at LTFV, the postponement of the final determination, and the extension of provisional measures, in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of acetone from Belgium.1 Commerce invited comments from interested parties on the Preliminary Determination.2 INEOS Europe AG (INEOS Europe) filed a case brief, and the petitioner 3 filed a rebuttal brief.4 A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by interested parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 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 1 See Acetone from Belgium: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 84 FR 49999 (September 24, 2019) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 50000; see also Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation of Acetone from Belgium: Briefing Schedule,’’ dated December 30, 2019. 3 The petitioner is the Coalition for Acetone Fair Trade, the members of the Coalition for Acetone Fair Trade are AdvanSix Inc., Altivia Petrochemicals, LLC, and Olin Corporation. 4 See INEOS Europe’s Letter, ‘‘Acetone from Belgium: Case Brief,’’ dated January 7, 2020; see also Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Acetone from Belgium: Petitioners’ Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated January 13, 2020. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Acetone from Belgium,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Feb 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. margins determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. In this investigation, Commerce calculated an estimated weightedaverage dumping margin for INEOS Europe. Accordingly, the all-others rate in this investigation is the weightedaverage dumping margin calculated for INEOS Europe. Final Determination Margins Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is acetone from Belgium. Commerce did not receive any scope comments subsequent to the Preliminary Determination and, therefore, the scope has not been updated since the Preliminary Determination. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Commerce determines that the following estimated weighted-average dumping margins exist: Exporter/producer Period of Investigation INEOS Europe AG ............... All Others .............................. The POI is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Disclosure Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we conducted the cost and sales verifications in Antwerp, Belgium, and Mobile, Alabama, between November 4 and December 6, 2019. We used standard verification procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting and production records, and original source documents provided by the respondents. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. For a list of the issues raised and addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, see Appendix II. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at verification, we made certain changes to the margin calculations. For a discussion of these changes, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. All-Others Rate Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that Commerce shall determine an estimated all-others rate for all exporters and producers not individually examined. This rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weightedaverage dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero and de minimis margins, and any PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 28.10 28.10 We will disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in this final determination within five days of any public announcement of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of acetone from Belgium, as described in Appendix I of this notice, which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 24, 2019, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination. Furthermore, pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), Commerce will instruct 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. E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 30 / Thursday, February 13, 2020 / Notices International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the U.S. 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)(B) 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 of acetone from Belgium 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 will 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, as discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice will serve as the only reminder to parties, subject to administrative protective order (APO), of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return/ destruction or APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.210(c). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Dated: February 6, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 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 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 nonexhaustive. 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. Appendix II Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum 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-2one. In addition to the IUPAC name, acetone is also referred to as +-ketopropane (or betaketopropane), ketone propane, methyl I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether Commerce Should Adjust Ineos Europe’s Tolling Costs Comment 2: Whether Commerce Should Use Ineos Europe’s Actual Demurrage Expenses VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Feb 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8251 V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–02908 Filed 2–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–557–813] Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Malaysia: 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 Euro SME Sdn Bhd (Euro SME), the sole producer/ exporter subject to this administrative review did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018 period of review (POR). DATES: Applicable February 13, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Clahane, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5449. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from Malaysia on October 22, 2019.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results; however, no interested party submitted comments. Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is PRCBs from Malaysia, which also may be referred to as t-shirt sacks, merchandise bags, grocery bags, or checkout bags. Imports of merchandise included within the scope of this antidumping duty order are currently classifiable under statistical category 3923.21.0085 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). This subheading may also cover products that are outside the scope of 1 See Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from Malaysia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018, 84 FR 56418 (October 22, 2019) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-423-814]


Acetone From Belgium: 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 imports 
of acetone from Belgium are being, or are

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likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), 
as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through 
December 31, 2018. The final weighted-average dumping margins are 
listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination Margins.''

DATES: Applicable February 13, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Cipolla, 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) 482-4956.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On September 24, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register 
the preliminary affirmative determination of sales at LTFV, the 
postponement of the final determination, and the extension of 
provisional measures, in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of 
acetone from Belgium.\1\ Commerce invited comments from interested 
parties on the Preliminary Determination.\2\ INEOS Europe AG (INEOS 
Europe) filed a case brief, and the petitioner \3\ filed a rebuttal 
brief.\4\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce 
published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion 
of the issues raised by interested parties for this final 
determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\5\ 
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 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 http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \1\ See Acetone from Belgium: Preliminary Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of 
Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 84 FR 
49999 (September 24, 2019) (Preliminary Determination), and 
accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 50000; see also 
Memorandum, ``Antidumping Duty Investigation of Acetone from 
Belgium: Briefing Schedule,'' dated December 30, 2019.
    \3\ The petitioner is the Coalition for Acetone Fair Trade, the 
members of the Coalition for Acetone Fair Trade are AdvanSix Inc., 
Altivia Petrochemicals, LLC, and Olin Corporation.
    \4\ See INEOS Europe's Letter, ``Acetone from Belgium: Case 
Brief,'' dated January 7, 2020; see also Petitioner's Letter, 
``Acetone from Belgium: Petitioners' Rebuttal Brief,'' dated January 
13, 2020.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation of Acetone from Belgium,'' dated concurrently with, 
and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is acetone from Belgium. 
Commerce did not receive any scope comments subsequent to the 
Preliminary Determination and, therefore, the scope has not been 
updated since the Preliminary Determination. For a complete description 
of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I.

Period of Investigation

    The POI is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we conducted the cost and 
sales verifications in Antwerp, Belgium, and Mobile, Alabama, between 
November 4 and December 6, 2019. We used standard verification 
procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting and 
production records, and original source documents provided by the 
respondents.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in 
this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. 
For a list of the issues raised and addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum, see Appendix II.

Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at 
verification, we made certain changes to the margin calculations. For a 
discussion of these changes, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

All-Others Rate

    Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that Commerce shall 
determine an estimated all-others rate for all exporters and producers 
not individually examined. This rate shall be an amount equal to the 
weighted average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins 
established for exporters and producers individually investigated, 
excluding any zero and de minimis margins, and any margins determined 
entirely under section 776 of the Act.
    In this investigation, Commerce calculated an estimated weighted-
average dumping margin for INEOS Europe. Accordingly, the all-others 
rate in this investigation is the weighted-average dumping margin 
calculated for INEOS Europe.

Final Determination Margins

    Commerce determines that the following estimated weighted-average 
dumping margins exist:

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                                                             Estimated
                                                             weighted-
                    Exporter/producer                         average
                                                          dumping margin
                                                             (percent)
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INEOS Europe AG.........................................           28.10
All Others..............................................           28.10
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Disclosure

    We will disclose to interested parties the calculations performed 
in this final determination within five days of any public announcement 
of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to 
suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of acetone from Belgium, 
as described in Appendix I of this notice, which were entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 24, 
2019, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination.
    Furthermore, pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.210(d), Commerce will instruct 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.

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International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
U.S. 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)(B) 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 of acetone from 
Belgium 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 
will 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, as discussed above in the ``Continuation of Suspension of 
Liquidation'' section.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice will serve as the only reminder to parties, subject to 
administrative protective order (APO), of their responsibility 
concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of return/destruction or APO materials or conversion to 
judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with 
the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in 
accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.210(c).

    Dated: February 6, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

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 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.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Investigation
IV. Discussion of the Issues
    Comment 1: Whether Commerce Should Adjust Ineos Europe's Tolling 
Costs
    Comment 2: Whether Commerce Should Use Ineos Europe's Actual 
Demurrage Expenses
V. Recommendation

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