Sugar From Mexico: Continuation of Suspension of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 23945-23946 [2020-09223]

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[FR Doc. 2020–09180 Filed 4–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–845, C–201–846] Sugar From Mexico: Continuation of Suspension of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) that termination of the Agreements Suspending the Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing (CVD) Duty Investigations on Sugar from Mexico, as amended (the Agreements), and the suspended AD and CVD investigations on sugar from Mexico would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, and by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that termination of the suspended AD and CVD investigations would likely lead to material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing this notice of continuation of the AD and CVD Agreements on sugar from Mexico. DATES: Applicable April 30, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or David Cordell, Bilateral Agreements Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0162 or (202) 482–0408, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 3, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the first sunset reviews of the AD and CVD Agreements, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On December 18, 2019, we received notices of intent to participate in the sunset reviews from the following 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 58687 (November 1, 2019); Initiation of FiveYear (Sunset) Review; Correction, 84 FR 66153 (December 3, 2019). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23945 parties (both of which are domestic interested parties) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i): Imperial Sugar Company (Imperial Sugar) and the American Sugar Coalition (ASC).2 On January 2, 2020, Commerce received complete substantive responses from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).3 Commerce received no substantive responses from respondent interested parties. Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted expedited sunset reviews of the AD and CVD Agreements. As a result of its reviews, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(b) and (c) of the Act, Commerce determined that termination of the AD and CVD Agreements and suspended AD and CVD investigations on sugar from Mexico would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies. Therefore, Commerce notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail and the net countervailable subsidy rates likely to prevail should the AD and CVD Agreements be terminated, in accordance with sections 752(b)(3) and (c)(3) of the Act.4 On April 24, 2020, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, the ITC published its determination that termination of the suspended AD and CVD duty investigations on sugar from Mexico would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act.5 2 See ASC’s Letter, ‘‘Sugar from Mexico: Notice of Intent to Participate’’, dated December 18, 2019; see also Imperial Sugar’s Letter, ‘‘Sugar from Mexico, Case Nos. C–201–846 and A–201–845 (Five-Year Sunset Reviews): Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated December 18, 2019. 3 See ASC’s Letter, ‘‘Sugar from Mexico: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation of FiveYear (Sunset) Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Suspension Agreements,’’ dated January 2, 2020; see also Imperial Sugar’s Letter, ‘‘Sugar from Mexico: Substantive Response of the Imperial Sugar Company to Commerce’s Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Reviews,’’ dated January 2, 2020. 4 See Sugar From Mexico: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation, 85 FR 19438 (April 7, 2020); and Sugar From Mexico: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 85 FR 9454 (April 7, 2020). 5 See Sugar from Mexico; Determination, Investigation No. 701–TA–513 and 731–TA–1249 (Review), 85 FR 23063 (April 4, 2020); see also ITC Publication, Sugar from Mexico (701–TA–513 and 731–TA–1249 (Review), USITC Publication 5045 (April 2020). E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 23946 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 84 / Thursday, April 30, 2020 / Notices Scope of the Agreements The merchandise subject to the AD and CVD Agreements is raw and refined sugar of all polarimeter readings derived from sugar cane or sugar beets. The chemical sucrose gives sugar its essential character. Sucrose is a nonreducing disaccharide composed of glucose and fructose linked by a glycosidic bond via their anomeric carbons. The molecular formula for sucrose is C12H22O11; the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) International Chemical Identifier (InChl) for sucrose is 1S/ C12H22O11/c13-l-46(16)8(18)9(19)11(21-4)23-12(315)10(20)7(17) 5(2-14)22-12/h4-11,1320H,1-3H2/t4-,5-,6-,7-,8+,9-,10+,11,12+/m1/s1; the InChl Key for sucrose is CZMRCDWAGMRECN– UGDNZRGBSA–N; the U.S. National Institutes of Health PubChem Compound Identifier (CID) for sucrose is 5988; and the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Number of sucrose is 57– 50–1. Sugar includes products of all polarimeter readings described in various forms, such as raw sugar, estandar or standard sugar, high polarity or semi-refined sugar, special white sugar, refined sugar, brown sugar, edible molasses, de-sugaring molasses, organic raw sugar, and organic refined sugar. Other sugar products, such as powdered sugar, colored sugar, flavored sugar, and liquids and syrups that contain 95 percent or more sugar by dry weight are also within the scope of these AD and CVD Agreements. Merchandise covered by these AD and CVD Agreements is typically imported under the following headings of the HTSUS: 1701.12.1000, 1701.12.5000, 1701.13.1000, 1701.13.5000, 1701.14.1000, 1701.14.5000, 1701.91.1000, 1701.91.3000, 1701.99.1010, 1701.99.1025, 1701.99.1050, 1701.99.5010, 1701.99.5025, 1701.99.5050, and 1702.90.4000. The scope of the AD and CVD Agreements excludes sugar imported under the Refined Sugar Re-Export Programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sugar products produced in Mexico that contain 95 percent or more sugar by dry weight that originated outside of Mexico, inedible molasses (other than inedible desugaring molasses noted above), beverages, candy, certain specialty sugars, and processed food products that contain sugar (e.g., cereals). Specialty sugars excluded from the scope of these AD and CVD Agreements are limited to the following: Caramelized slab sugar candy, pearl sugar, rock candy, dragees VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Apr 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 for cooking and baking, fondant, golden syrup, and sugar decorations.6 Continuation of Suspension of Investigations As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that termination of the AD and CVD Agreements and suspended AD and CVD investigations would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the AD and CVD Agreements. The effective date of continuation of the AD and CVD Agreements will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year (sunset) reviews of the AD and CVD Agreements not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the return, destruction, or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. Notification to Interested Parties These five-year (sunset) reviews and notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: April 24, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–09223 Filed 4–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce AGENCY: 6 See Sugar from Mexico: Suspension of Antidumping Investigation, 79 FR 78039 (December 29, 2014); see also Sugar from Mexico: Suspension of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 79 FR 78044 (December 29, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. SUMMARY: The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board or TTAB) will hold a meeting on Friday, May 22, 2020. The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to consider recommendations on accelerating recovery in the travel and tourism sector following the COVID–19 pandemic. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce website for the Board at http://trade.gov/ttab at least one week in advance of the meeting. DATES: Friday, May 22, 2020, 2:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m. EDT. The deadline for members of the public to register, including requests to make comments during the meeting and for auxiliary aids, or to submit written comments for dissemination prior to the meeting, is 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. The call-in number and passcode will be provided by email to registrants. Requests to register (including to speak or for auxiliary aids) and any written comments should be submitted by email to TTAB@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Aguinaga, the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce; telephone: 202–482–2404; email: TTAB@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. Public Participation: The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible to people with disabilities. Any member of the public requesting to join the meeting is asked to register in advance by the deadline identified under the DATES caption. Requests for auxiliary aids must be submitted by the registration deadline. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill. There will be fifteen (15) minutes allotted for oral comments from members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments may be limited to three (3) minutes per person. Members of the public wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name and address of the proposed speaker. If the number of registrants requesting to make E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-845, C-201-846]


Sugar From Mexico: Continuation of Suspension of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Investigations

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

SUMMARY: As a result of determinations by the Department of Commerce 
(Commerce) that termination of the Agreements Suspending the 
Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing (CVD) Duty Investigations on Sugar 
from Mexico, as amended (the Agreements), and the suspended AD and CVD 
investigations on sugar from Mexico would likely lead to a continuation 
or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, and by the 
International Trade Commission (ITC) that termination of the suspended 
AD and CVD investigations would likely lead to material injury to an 
industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing this notice of 
continuation of the AD and CVD Agreements on sugar from Mexico.

DATES: Applicable April 30, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or David Cordell, 
Bilateral Agreements Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0162 or (202) 
482-0408, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 3, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the first 
sunset reviews of the AD and CVD Agreements, pursuant to section 751(c) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On December 18, 
2019, we received notices of intent to participate in the sunset 
reviews from the following parties (both of which are domestic 
interested parties) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i): Imperial Sugar Company (Imperial Sugar) and the 
American Sugar Coalition (ASC).\2\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 58687 
(November 1, 2019); Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review; 
Correction, 84 FR 66153 (December 3, 2019).
    \2\ See ASC's Letter, ``Sugar from Mexico: Notice of Intent to 
Participate'', dated December 18, 2019; see also Imperial Sugar's 
Letter, ``Sugar from Mexico, Case Nos. C-201-846 and A-201-845 
(Five-Year Sunset Reviews): Notice of Intent to Participate,'' dated 
December 18, 2019.
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    On January 2, 2020, Commerce received complete substantive 
responses from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\3\ Commerce received no 
substantive responses from respondent interested parties. Pursuant to 
section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), 
Commerce conducted expedited sunset reviews of the AD and CVD 
Agreements.
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    \3\ See ASC's Letter, ``Sugar from Mexico: Substantive Response 
to Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews of the 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Suspension Agreements,'' dated 
January 2, 2020; see also Imperial Sugar's Letter, ``Sugar from 
Mexico: Substantive Response of the Imperial Sugar Company to 
Commerce's Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (`Sunset') Reviews,'' 
dated January 2, 2020.
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    As a result of its reviews, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(b) 
and (c) of the Act, Commerce determined that termination of the AD and 
CVD Agreements and suspended AD and CVD investigations on sugar from 
Mexico would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and 
countervailable subsidies. Therefore, Commerce notified the ITC of the 
magnitude of the margin likely to prevail and the net countervailable 
subsidy rates likely to prevail should the AD and CVD Agreements be 
terminated, in accordance with sections 752(b)(3) and (c)(3) of the 
Act.\4\
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    \4\ See Sugar From Mexico: Final Results of the Expedited First 
Sunset Review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty 
Investigation, 85 FR 19438 (April 7, 2020); and Sugar From Mexico: 
Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Agreement 
Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 85 FR 9454 (April 
7, 2020).
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    On April 24, 2020, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, the ITC 
published its determination that termination of the suspended AD and 
CVD duty investigations on sugar from Mexico would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the 
United States within a reasonably foreseeable time pursuant to sections 
751(c) and 752(a) of the Act.\5\
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    \5\ See Sugar from Mexico; Determination, Investigation No. 701-
TA-513 and 731-TA-1249 (Review), 85 FR 23063 (April 4, 2020); see 
also ITC Publication, Sugar from Mexico (701-TA-513 and 731-TA-1249 
(Review), USITC Publication 5045 (April 2020).

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Scope of the Agreements

    The merchandise subject to the AD and CVD Agreements is raw and 
refined sugar of all polarimeter readings derived from sugar cane or 
sugar beets. The chemical sucrose gives sugar its essential character. 
Sucrose is a nonreducing disaccharide composed of glucose and fructose 
linked by a glycosidic bond via their anomeric carbons. The molecular 
formula for sucrose is C12H22O11; the International Union of Pure and 
Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) International Chemical Identifier (InChl) for 
sucrose is 1S/C12H22O11/c13-l-4-6(16)8(18)9(19)11(21-4)23-12(3-
15)10(20)7(17) 5(2-14)22-12/h4-11,13-20H,1-3H2/t4-,5-,6-,7-,8+,9-
,10+,11-,12+/m1/s1; the InChl Key for sucrose is CZMRCDWAGMRECN-
UGDNZRGBSA-N; the U.S. National Institutes of Health PubChem Compound 
Identifier (CID) for sucrose is 5988; and the Chemical Abstracts 
Service (CAS) Number of sucrose is 57-50-1.
    Sugar includes products of all polarimeter readings described in 
various forms, such as raw sugar, estandar or standard sugar, high 
polarity or semi-refined sugar, special white sugar, refined sugar, 
brown sugar, edible molasses, de-sugaring molasses, organic raw sugar, 
and organic refined sugar. Other sugar products, such as powdered 
sugar, colored sugar, flavored sugar, and liquids and syrups that 
contain 95 percent or more sugar by dry weight are also within the 
scope of these AD and CVD Agreements. Merchandise covered by these AD 
and CVD Agreements is typically imported under the following headings 
of the HTSUS: 1701.12.1000, 1701.12.5000, 1701.13.1000, 1701.13.5000, 
1701.14.1000, 1701.14.5000, 1701.91.1000, 1701.91.3000, 1701.99.1010, 
1701.99.1025, 1701.99.1050, 1701.99.5010, 1701.99.5025, 1701.99.5050, 
and 1702.90.4000.
    The scope of the AD and CVD Agreements excludes sugar imported 
under the Refined Sugar Re-Export Programs of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, sugar products produced in Mexico that contain 95 percent 
or more sugar by dry weight that originated outside of Mexico, inedible 
molasses (other than inedible desugaring molasses noted above), 
beverages, candy, certain specialty sugars, and processed food products 
that contain sugar (e.g., cereals). Specialty sugars excluded from the 
scope of these AD and CVD Agreements are limited to the following: 
Caramelized slab sugar candy, pearl sugar, rock candy, dragees for 
cooking and baking, fondant, golden syrup, and sugar decorations.\6\
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    \6\ See Sugar from Mexico: Suspension of Antidumping 
Investigation, 79 FR 78039 (December 29, 2014); see also Sugar from 
Mexico: Suspension of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 79 FR 78044 
(December 29, 2014).
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Continuation of Suspension of Investigations

    As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
termination of the AD and CVD Agreements and suspended AD and CVD 
investigations would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of 
dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry 
in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the AD and 
CVD Agreements.
    The effective date of continuation of the AD and CVD Agreements 
will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice 
of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year (sunset) 
reviews of the AD and CVD Agreements not later than 30 days prior to 
the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation.

Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
APO of their responsibility concerning the return, destruction, or 
conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to 
comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These five-year (sunset) reviews and notice are in accordance with 
section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: April 24, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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