Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 16328-16329 [2020-06054]

Download as PDF 16328 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 56 / Monday, March 23, 2020 / Notices V. Application of Facts Available and Adverse Inferences VI. Recommendation with respect to the 121 companies named by Nucor.3 On October 17, 2019, Nucor timely withdrew its July 31, 2019, review request for all 121 companies.4 [FR Doc. 2020–06055 Filed 3–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–910] Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on circular welded carbon quality steel pipe (circular welded pipes) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable March 23, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paola Aleman Ordaz, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4031. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order for the POR.1 In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), on July 31, 2019, Independence Tube Corporation, a Nucor Company, and Southland Tube, Incorporated, a Nucor Company (Nucor) requested a review of the Order with respect to 121 companies.2 On September 9, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the AD order on circular welded pipes from China 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 31295 (July 1, 2019) (Order). 2 See Nucor’s letter ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from The People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review’’ dated July 31, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Mar 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 Rescission of Review 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 petitioner withdrew its request for review within the 90-day deadline. Because Commerce received no other requests for review, we are rescinding the administrative review of the AD order on circular welded pipes from China covering the POR July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, in full, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of circular welded pipes from China during the period July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, at rates equal to the cash deposit rate for estimated AD duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of AD duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of AD duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled AD duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 47242 (September 9, 2019). 4 See Nucor’s letter ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from The People’s Republic of China: Withdraw of Request for Administrative Review’’ dated October 17, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 disclosed under 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 or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: March 17, 2020. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–06053 Filed 3–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–920] Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the dumping margins identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable March 23, 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 On December 2, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the Order on LWTP from China, pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On December 13, 2019, Commerce received a notice of 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 65968 (December 2, 2019). E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 56 / Monday, March 23, 2020 / Notices intent to participate from Appvion Operations, Inc. and Kanzaki Specialty Papers Inc. (collectively, domestic interested parties) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).2 On December 23, 2019, Commerce received a complete substantive response from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).3 We did not receive any responses from respondent interested parties in this proceeding. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce is conducting an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. Scope of the Order The products covered by this order include certain lightweight thermal paper, which is thermal paper with a basis weight of 70 grams per square meter (g/m2) (with a tolerance of ±4.0 g/ m2) or less; irrespective of dimensions; 4 with or without a base coat 5 on one or both sides; with thermal active coating(s) 6 on one or both sides that is a mixture of the dye and the developer that react and form an image when heat is applied; with or without a top coat; 7 and without an adhesive backing. Certain lightweight thermal paper is typically (but not exclusively) used in point-of-sale applications such as ATM receipts, credit card receipts, gas pump receipts, and retail store receipts. The merchandise subject to this order may be classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 3703.10.60, 4811.59.20, 4811.90.8040, 4811.90.9090, 4820.10.20, 4823.40.00, 4811.90.8030, 4811.90.8050, 4811.90.9030, and jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 2 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘FiveYear (Sunset) Review of Antidumping Order on Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People’s Republic of China: Domestic Industry’s Notice of Intent to Participate’’ dated December 13, 2019. 3 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘FiveYear (Sunset) Review of Antidumping Order on Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People’s Republic of China: Domestic Industry Substantive Response,’’ dated December 23, 2019. 4 LWTP is typically produced in jumbo rolls that are slit to the specifications of the converting equipment and then converted into finished slit rolls. Both jumbo and converted rolls (as well as LWTP in any other form, presentation, or dimension) are covered by the scope of these orders. 5 A base coat, when applied, is typically made of clay and/or latex and like materials and is intended to cover the rough surface of the paper substrate and to provide insulating value. 6 A thermal active coating is typically made of sensitizer, dye, and co-reactant 7 A top coat, when applied, is typically made of polyvinyl acetone, polyvinyl alcohol, and/or like materials and is intended to provide environmental protection, an improved surface for press printing, and/or wear protection for the thermal print head. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Mar 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 4811.90.9050.8 9 Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received Commerce addresses all issues raised in this sunset review in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.10 The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov, and to all parties 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the antidumping duty order on lightweight thermal paper from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail would be weighted-average margins of up to 115.29 percent. subheading 4811.90.8000 was a classification used for LWTP until January 1, 2007. Effective that date, subheading 4811.90.8000 was replaced with 4811.90.8020 (for gift wrap, a nonsubject product) and 4811.90.8040 (for ‘‘other’’ including LWTP). HTSUS subheading 4811.90.9000 was a classification for LWTP until July 1, 2005. Effective that date, subheading 4811.90.9000 was replaced with 4811.90.9010 (for tissue paper, a nonsubject product) and 4811.90.9090 (for ‘‘other,’’ including LWTP). 9 As of January 1, 2009, the International Trade Commission deleted HTSUS subheadings 4811.90.8040 and 4811.90.9090 and added HTSUS subheadings 4811.90.8030, 4811.90.8050, 4811.90.9030, and 4811.90.9050 to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2009). See Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2009), available at ww.usitc.gov. These HTSUS subheadings were added to the scope of the order in lightweight thermal paper’s LTFV investigation. 10 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 16329 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order 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 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 and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: March 16, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, 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 Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation of Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Margin Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Third Expedited Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–06054 Filed 3–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 8 HTSUS PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XR108] Marine Mammals; File No. 23672 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 56 (Monday, March 23, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16328-16329]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-920]


Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty 
Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce 
(Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on 
lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from the People's Republic of China 
(China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
dumping at the dumping margins identified in the ``Final Results of 
Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable March 23, 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:

Background

    On December 2, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of 
the second sunset review of the Order on LWTP from China, pursuant to 
section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ 
On December 13, 2019, Commerce received a notice of

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intent to participate from Appvion Operations, Inc. and Kanzaki 
Specialty Papers Inc. (collectively, domestic interested parties) 
within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\2\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 65968 
(December 2, 2019).
    \2\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Five-Year 
(Sunset) Review of Antidumping Order on Lightweight Thermal Paper 
from the People's Republic of China: Domestic Industry's Notice of 
Intent to Participate'' dated December 13, 2019.
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    On December 23, 2019, Commerce received a complete substantive 
response from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\3\ We did not receive 
any responses from respondent interested parties in this proceeding. As 
a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce is 
conducting an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order.
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    \3\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Five-Year 
(Sunset) Review of Antidumping Order on Lightweight Thermal Paper 
from the People's Republic of China: Domestic Industry Substantive 
Response,'' dated December 23, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order include certain lightweight 
thermal paper, which is thermal paper with a basis weight of 70 grams 
per square meter (g/m2) (with a tolerance of 4.0 g/m2) or 
less; irrespective of dimensions; \4\ with or without a base coat \5\ 
on one or both sides; with thermal active coating(s) \6\ on one or both 
sides that is a mixture of the dye and the developer that react and 
form an image when heat is applied; with or without a top coat; \7\ and 
without an adhesive backing. Certain lightweight thermal paper is 
typically (but not exclusively) used in point-of-sale applications such 
as ATM receipts, credit card receipts, gas pump receipts, and retail 
store receipts. The merchandise subject to this order may be classified 
in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
subheadings 3703.10.60, 4811.59.20, 4811.90.8040, 4811.90.9090, 
4820.10.20, 4823.40.00, 4811.90.8030, 4811.90.8050, 4811.90.9030, and 
4811.90.9050.8 9 Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
of this order is dispositive.
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    \4\ LWTP is typically produced in jumbo rolls that are slit to 
the specifications of the converting equipment and then converted 
into finished slit rolls. Both jumbo and converted rolls (as well as 
LWTP in any other form, presentation, or dimension) are covered by 
the scope of these orders.
    \5\ A base coat, when applied, is typically made of clay and/or 
latex and like materials and is intended to cover the rough surface 
of the paper substrate and to provide insulating value.
    \6\ A thermal active coating is typically made of sensitizer, 
dye, and co-reactant
    \7\ A top coat, when applied, is typically made of polyvinyl 
acetone, polyvinyl alcohol, and/or like materials and is intended to 
provide environmental protection, an improved surface for press 
printing, and/or wear protection for the thermal print head.
    \8\ HTSUS subheading 4811.90.8000 was a classification used for 
LWTP until January 1, 2007. Effective that date, subheading 
4811.90.8000 was replaced with 4811.90.8020 (for gift wrap, a non-
subject product) and 4811.90.8040 (for ``other'' including LWTP). 
HTSUS subheading 4811.90.9000 was a classification for LWTP until 
July 1, 2005. Effective that date, subheading 4811.90.9000 was 
replaced with 4811.90.9010 (for tissue paper, a non-subject product) 
and 4811.90.9090 (for ``other,'' including LWTP).
    \9\ As of January 1, 2009, the International Trade Commission 
deleted HTSUS subheadings 4811.90.8040 and 4811.90.9090 and added 
HTSUS subheadings 4811.90.8030, 4811.90.8050, 4811.90.9030, and 
4811.90.9050 to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(2009). See Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2009), 
available at ww.usitc.gov. These HTSUS subheadings were added to the 
scope of the order in lightweight thermal paper's LTFV 
investigation.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    Commerce addresses all issues raised in this sunset review in the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this 
notice.\10\ The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and 
is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, 
and to all parties 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \10\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Lightweight Thermal Paper from the 
People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, 
Commerce determines that revocation of the antidumping duty order on 
lightweight thermal paper from China would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the 
margin likely to prevail would be weighted-average margins of up to 
115.29 percent.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    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 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 and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.218.

    Dated: March 16, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
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 Order
IV. History of the Order
V. Legal Framework
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation of Recurrence of Dumping
    2. Magnitude of the Margin Likely to Prevail
VII. Final Results of Third Expedited Sunset Review
VIII. Recommendation

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