Dioctyl Terephthalate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 22136-22137 [2020-08414]

Download as PDF 22136 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 21, 2020 / Notices scope: (1) Wall mounted; (2) assembled at the time of entry into the United States; (3) contain one or more mirrors; (4) be packaged for retail sale at time of entry; and (5) have a maximum depth of seven inches. Also excluded from the scope of the order are: (1) All products covered by the scope of the antidumping duty order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005). (2) All products covered by the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on Hardwood Plywood from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 4, 2018); Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 513 (January 4, 2018). Imports of subject merchandise are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical numbers 9403.40.9060 and 9403.60.8081. The subject component parts of wooden cabinets and vanities may be entered into the United States under HTSUS statistical number 9403.90.7080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. authority of the Secretary of Commerce and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On October 18, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results for this administrative review.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.2 This review covers three respondents: Aekyung Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (AKP), Hanwha Chemical Corporation (Hanwha Chemical), and LG Chem Ltd. (LG Chem). We received case briefs from AKP and Hanwha Chemical on November 18, 2019.3 We received a rebuttal brief from the Eastman Chemical Company (the petitioner) on November 25, 2019.4 Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP), regardless of form. DOTP that has been blended with other products is included within this scope when such blends include constituent parts that have not been chemically reacted with each other to produce a different product. For such blends, only the DOTP component of the mixture is covered by the scope of this order.5 Subject merchandise is currently classified under subheading 2917.39.2000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 2917.39.7000 or 3812.20.1000 of the HTSUS. While the CAS registry number and HTSUS classification are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Analysis of the Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this review are addressed in the accompanying 1 See Dioctyl Terephthalate from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018, 84 FR 55904 (October 18, 2019) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Preliminary Results, 84 FR at 55905. 3 See AKP’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of Dioctyl Terephthalate from Korea: Case Brief of Aekyung Petrochemical Co., Ltd.,’’ dated November 18, 2019; see also Hanwha Chemical’s Letter, ‘‘Dioctyl Terephthalate (DOTP) from the Republic of Korea: Case Brief,’’ dated November 18, 2019. 4 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Rebuttal Case Brief; dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) from Korea,’’ dated November 25, 2019. 5 For a full description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Finals Results of the 2017– 2018 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Covering Dioctyl Terephthalate from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 21, 2020 / Notices Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues which parties raised, and to which we respond in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached at the appendix. 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 System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on a review of the record and comments received from interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we made certain changes to the weighted-average dumping margin for AKP. For detailed information, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Results of the Administrative Review We determine that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the respondents for the period February 3, 2017 through July 31, 2018: Exporter or producer Weighted-average dumping margin (percent) Aekyung Petrochemical Co., Ltd ....................... Hanwha Chemical Corporation ....................... LG Chem Ltd .................. 0.82 22.97 0.00 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), 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 the final results of this review. We will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for each importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of the importer’s sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where the respondent’s weightedaverage dumping margin is either zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c), or an importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:19 Apr 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of 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 listed above will be equal to each company’s weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by a producer or exporter not covered in this review but covered in a prior completed segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the companyspecific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the producer has been covered in a prior complete segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 3.69 percent,6 the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also 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 antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely 6 See Dioctyl Terephthalate from the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Order, 82 FR 39410 (August 18, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22137 written notification of return/ 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. 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, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: April 15, 2020. Christian B. Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Changes Since the Preliminary Results of Review V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: AKP’s Differential Pricing Analysis Comment 2: Errors in AKP’s Preliminary Margin Calculations Comment 3: Constructed Export Price Offset for Hanwha Chemical VI. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-889]


Dioctyl Terephthalate From the Republic of Korea: 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) determines that 
producers or exporters subject to this review made sales of subject 
merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) 
February 3, 2017 through July 31, 2018.

DATES: Applicable April 21, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita or Laura Griffith, 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) 482-4243 or (202) 
482-6430, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 18, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results for 
this administrative review.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment 
on the Preliminary Results.\2\ This review covers three respondents: 
Aekyung Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (AKP), Hanwha Chemical Corporation 
(Hanwha Chemical), and LG Chem Ltd. (LG Chem). We received case briefs 
from AKP and Hanwha Chemical on November 18, 2019.\3\ We received a 
rebuttal brief from the Eastman Chemical Company (the petitioner) on 
November 25, 2019.\4\ Commerce conducted this review in accordance with 
section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Dioctyl Terephthalate from the Republic of Korea: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-
2018, 84 FR 55904 (October 18, 2019) (Preliminary Results) and 
accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See Preliminary Results, 84 FR at 55905.
    \3\ See AKP's Letter, ``Administrative Review of Dioctyl 
Terephthalate from Korea: Case Brief of Aekyung Petrochemical Co., 
Ltd.,'' dated November 18, 2019; see also Hanwha Chemical's Letter, 
``Dioctyl Terephthalate (DOTP) from the Republic of Korea: Case 
Brief,'' dated November 18, 2019.
    \4\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Rebuttal Case Brief; dioctyl 
terephthalate (DOTP) from Korea,'' dated November 25, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is dioctyl terephthalate 
(DOTP), regardless of form. DOTP that has been blended with other 
products is included within this scope when such blends include 
constituent parts that have not been chemically reacted with each other 
to produce a different product. For such blends, only the DOTP 
component of the mixture is covered by the scope of this order.\5\
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    \5\ For a full description of the scope of the order, see 
Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Finals Results 
of the 2017-2018 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order 
Covering Dioctyl Terephthalate from the Republic of Korea,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum).
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    Subject merchandise is currently classified under subheading 
2917.39.2000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 
2917.39.7000 or 3812.20.1000 of the HTSUS. While the CAS registry 
number and HTSUS classification are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is 
dispositive.

Analysis of the Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to 
this review are addressed in the accompanying

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Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues which parties 
raised, and to which we respond in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, 
is attached at the appendix. 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 
System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and electronic 
versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on a review of the record and comments received from 
interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we made certain 
changes to the weighted-average dumping margin for AKP. For detailed 
information, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

Final Results of the Administrative Review

    We determine that the following weighted-average dumping margins 
exist for the respondents for the period February 3, 2017 through July 
31, 2018:

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                                                        Weighted-average
                 Exporter or producer                    dumping margin
                                                           (percent)
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Aekyung Petrochemical Co., Ltd.......................               0.82
Hanwha Chemical Corporation..........................              22.97
LG Chem Ltd..........................................               0.00
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Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1), 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 the final results of 
this review. We will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on 
the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for 
each importer's examined sales and the total entered value of the 
importer's sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    Where the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is either 
zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c), or an 
importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to 
liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.
    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of 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 listed above will 
be equal to each company's weighted-average dumping margin established 
in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise 
exported by a producer or exporter not covered in this review but 
covered in a prior completed segment of the proceeding, the cash 
deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published 
for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered 
in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the 
producer has been covered in a prior complete segment of this 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the 
most recent period for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash 
deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 
3.69 percent,\6\ the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-
value investigation. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \6\ See Dioctyl Terephthalate from the Republic of Korea: 
Antidumping Duty Order, 82 FR 39410 (August 18, 2017).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice also 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 antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of return/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.

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, and 
19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: April 15, 2020.
Christian B. Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Changes Since the Preliminary Results of Review
V. Discussion of the Issues
    Comment 1: AKP's Differential Pricing Analysis
    Comment 2: Errors in AKP's Preliminary Margin Calculations
    Comment 3: Constructed Export Price Offset for Hanwha Chemical
VI. Recommendation

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