Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results, 27713-27715 [2020-10071]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Evelyn Bohor at ero@usccr.gov or by phone at 202–376–7533. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested members of the public may listen to the discussion by calling the following tollfree conference call-in number: 1–866– 575–6539 and conference ID: 3918108. Please be advised that before placing them into the conference call, the conference call operator will ask callers to provide their names, their organizational affiliations (if any), and email addresses (so that callers may be notified of future meetings). Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free conference call-in number. 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Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Eastern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meetings. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s website, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Eastern Regional Office at the above phone numbers, email or street address. Dated: May 5, 2020. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2020–09965 Filed 5–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–904] Certain Activated Carbon From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 23, 2020, the Court of International Trade (the Court) issued final judgment in Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 16–00185, sustaining the Department of Commerce’s (Commerce’s) final results of redetermination pursuant to remand pertaining to the eighth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People’s Republic of China (China) covering the period of April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015. Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Timken Co. v. United States (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades), Commerce is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results of the administrative review, and that Commerce is amending the final results. DATES: Applicable April 23, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Palmer, AD/CVD Operations Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482–9068. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Agenda Background Tuesday, June 2, 2020; 12:00 p.m. (EDT) and Tuesday, July 7, 2020; 12:00 p.m. (EDT) On September 8, 2016, Commerce issued its decision in Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015, 81 FR 62088 (September 8, 2016) (AR8 Final Results) and accompanying Issues and Decisions Memorandum (IDM). • • • • • Rollcall Project Planning Other Business Open Comment Adjournment VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 May 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27713 Jacobi Carbons AB (Jacobi),1 a mandatory respondent, and Jacobi Carbons, Inc., its affiliated U.S. importer of subject merchandise, challenged certain aspects of the AR8 Final Results. On June 20, 2017, the Court in Jacobi AR8 I granted Commerce’s request for a voluntary remand of AR8 Final Results to reconsider its determinations regarding the economic comparability and significant producer aspects of its surrogate country selection methodology (specifically, its determinations regarding economic comparability generally and significant production of comparable merchandise by Thailand in particular).2 In granting this remand, the Court also directed Commerce to reconsider the separate rate assigned to the non-mandatory respondents in accordance with any redetermination of the antidumping margin assigned to the mandatory respondent Jacobi.3 On September 1, 2017, Commerce filed Remand I with the Court.4 Based on Jacobi AR8 I, which had ordered Commerce to: (1) Further explain Commerce’s determination regarding Thailand’s economic comparability with China; and (2) reconsider and further explain Commerce’s determination that Thailand is a significant producer of activated carbon, Commerce addressed and clarified these issues without making any changes to the margin calculations for Jacobi.5 On April 19, 2018, the Court in Jacobi AR8 II 6 remanded six issues to 1 In the third administrative review of the Order, Commerce found that Jacobi, Tianjin Jacobi International Trading Co. Ltd., and Jacobi Carbons Industry (Tianjin) are a single entity and, because there were no changes to the facts which supported that decision since that determination was made, we continued to find these companies part of a single entity for this administrative review. See Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Third Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 67142 (October 31, 2011); Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China; 2010–2011; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 77 FR 67337 (November 9, 2012); Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011–2012, 78 FR 70533 (November 26, 2013); and Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012– 2013, 79 FR 70163 (November 25, 2014). 2 See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 16–00185 (June 20, 2017), ECF 77 (Jacobi AR8 I). 3 Id. at 6. 4 See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 16–00185, Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, dated September 1, 2017 (Remand I). 5 See Remand I at 1–2, 39–40. 6 See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States et al., 313 F. Supp. 3d 1344 (CIT 2018) (Jacobi AR8 II). E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 27714 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 / Notices Commerce: (1) To further explain or reconsider Commerce’s determination that Thailand is a significant producer of activated carbon; 7 (2) to reconsider or further explain Commerce’s position with respect to whether the proposed carbonized material surrogate value (SV) represents commercial quantities and, if appropriate, to reconsider its carbonized material SV selection; 8 (3) to reconsider or further explain Commerce’s position with respect to proposed hydrochloric acid (HCl) benchmarks and, if appropriate, to reconsider its HCl SV selection; 9 (4) to reconsider or further explain Commerce’s position with respect to proposed coal tar benchmarks and, if appropriate, to reconsider its coal tar SV selection; 10 (5) to further explain or reconsider Commerce’s determination that the Thai financial statements used in the final results contain evidence of a countervailable subsidy or otherwise provide suitable surrogate financial data, and to reevaluate the relative merits of each proposed source of financial ratios; 11 and (6) to further explain and reconsider Commerce’s value-added tax (VAT) methodology and calculation with respect to Jacobi, including addressing evidence suggesting Jacobi’s ability to offset input VAT against output VAT collected from foreign customers, whether the VAT adjustment is properly made on the basis of an estimated customs value instead of a reported freeon-board (FOB) value, and the evidence supporting the rejection of the calculation methodology proposed by Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd. (Datong Juqiang).12 The Court also directed Commerce to reconsider the separate rate assigned to the nonmandatory respondents in accordance with any redetermination of the antidumping margin assigned to Jacobi.13 Further, on August 22, 2018, the Court also directed Commerce to consider CIT Slip Opinion No. 18–97 entered in Aristocraft of America LLC v. United States, CIT 15–00307, 2018 WL 3816781 (not reported in Fed Reporter) (CIT August 9, 2018) as it relates to the Chinese irrecoverable VAT.14 On October 23, 2018, Commerce filed Remand II with the Court.15 Commerce 7 See Jacobi AR8 II at 23–24. at 29–31. 9 Id. at 36. 10 Id. at 42–44. 11 Id. at 47–48. 12 Id. at 50–51. 13 Id. at 52. 14 See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States et al., Ct. No. 16–00185, ECF No. 120 (August 22, 2018). 15 See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 16–00185, Slip Op. 18–47, Final khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 8 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 May 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 affirmed its determination that Thailand is a significant producer of comparable merchandise and its carbonized material and HCl SV selections. Additionally, Commerce reconsidered its selection of surrogate financial statements, the coal tar SV, and the VAT calculation methodology. Consequently, Commerce made changes to the margin calculations for Jacobi, as well as to the margin calculations for the separate rate companies. Accordingly, Jacobi’s final margin was revised to $0.44/kg. The separate rate was revised to $0.34/kg for: (1) Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd.; (2) Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; (3) Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Co., Ltd.; (4) Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; (5) Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; (6) Ningxia Mineral and Chemical Ltd.; (7) Shanxi DMD Corp.; (8) Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd.; (9) Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd.; (10) Tianjin Channel Filters Co., Ltd.; and (11) Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd. Commerce used the same methodology for calculating the separate rate that was used in AR8 Final Results.16 On March 5, 2019, the Court in Jacobi AR8 III remanded to Commerce its determination that Thailand is a significant producer of comparable merchandise and directed Commerce to reconsider its selection of a primary surrogate country.17 The Court further ordered that Commerce must identify a surrogate country, whether from its list of countries at the same level of economic development as the People’s Republic of China (China) or another country at a comparable level of economic development not on the list, which meets the statutory criteria and is supported by substantial evidence.18 Further, the Court instructed that Commerce must revisit the SVs for carbonized materials and HCL because Commerce justified the selection of these SVs substantially on the basis that they are from Thailand, the primary surrogate country.19 The Court also directed Commerce to reconsider the separate rate assigned to the nonmandatory respondents in accordance with any redetermination of the antidumping margin assigned to Jacobi.20 In accordance with Jacobi AR8 III, Commerce reconsidered its selection Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, dated October 23, 2018 (Remand II). 16 See Remand II at 52. 17 Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States et al., 365 F.Supp.3d 1344 (CIT 2018) (Jacobi AR8 III) at 6. 18 Id. at 16. 19 Id. at 6, 16. 20 Id. at 36. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the primary surrogate country, and selected a new primary surrogate country (Malaysia).21 As a result of selecting a new primary surrogate country, Commerce revisited the SV selection for all inputs, including the SVs for carbonized materials and HCl that the Court specifically directed Commerce to reconsider.22 Consequently, Commerce made changes to the margin calculations for Jacobi, as well as to the margin calculations for the separate rate companies. Therefore, Jacobi’s final margin was revised to $0.51/kg. The separate rate was revised to $0.40/kg for: (1) Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd.; (2) Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; (3) Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Co., Ltd.; (4) Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; (5) Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; (6) Ningxia Mineral and Chemical Ltd.; (7) Shanxi DMD Corp.; (8) Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd.; (9) Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd.; (10) Tianjin Channel Filters Co., Ltd.; and (11) Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd. Commerce used the same methodology for calculating the separate rate that was used in AR8 Final Results.23 On December 17, 2019, the Court in Jacobi AR8 IV remanded to Commerce its Remand III redetermination to reconsider or further address the inconsistencies between its statements in the third draft results of redetermination and those in its third final results of redetermination regarding the viability of the various carbonized material data sources on the record.24 The Court ordered Commerce to more fully address arguments that it did not directly or fully analyze the commercial significance of the Malaysian import quantity or account for Commerce’s preference for selecting SVs from a single surrogate country and address arguments made by parties based on Luoyang Bearing.25 In accordance with Jacobi AR8 IV, Commerce reconciled inconsistencies between the third draft and final results of redetermination regarding Commerce’s selection of the carbonized materials SV, without making any 21 See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 16–00185, Slip Op. 19–28, Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, dated June 17, 2019 (Remand III) at 2. 22 Id. at 2, 3. 23 See Remand III at 28. 24 Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States et al., Consol. Court No. 16–00185, Slip Op. 19–160 (CIT December 17, 2019) (Jacobi AR8 IV) at 10. 25 Id.; see also Luoyang Bearing Corp. (Grp.) v. United States, 358 F. Supp. 2d 1296 (CIT 2005) (Luoyang Bearing). E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 27715 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 / Notices changes to the determination in Remand III as a result of this further analysis. On March 20, 2020, Commerce filed Remand IV with the Court.26 On April 23, 2020, the Court sustained Remand IV in Jacobi AR8 V.27 Timken Notice In its decision in Timken,28 as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,29 the Federal Circuit held that, pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce must publish a notice of a court decision that is not ‘‘in harmony’’ with a Commerce determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The Court’s April 23, 2020 judgment in Jacobi AR8 IV constitutes a final decision of the Court that is not in harmony with Commerce’s AR8 Final Results. This notice is published in fulfillment of the publication requirement of Timken. Amended Final Results Because there is now a final court decision, Commerce amends the AR8 Final Results with respect to the companies identified below. Based on Remand III, as affirmed by the Court in Jacobi AR8 IV, the revised weightedaverage dumping margins for the companies listed below during the period April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 are as follows: Margin (dollars per kilogram) 30 Exporter Jacobi Carbons AB .................................................................................................................................................... Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd .................................................................................................. Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .......................................................................................... Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, Ltd ............................................................................................................. Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ...................................................................................... Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................... Ningxia Mineral and Chemical Limited ...................................................................................................................... Shanxi DMD Corporation ........................................................................................................................................... Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................... Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................. Tianjin Channel Filters Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................. Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................... Accordingly, Commerce will continue the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise at issue pending expiration of the period to appeal or, if appealed, a final and conclusive court decision. In the event that the Court’s ruling is not appealed or, if appealed, is upheld by a final and conclusive court decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess antidumping duties on unliquidated entries of subject merchandise based on the revised dumping margins listed above. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements Because there have been subsequent administrative reviews for the companies identified above, the cash deposit rates will remain the rates established in the most recentlycompleted AR11 Final Results, which is $0.89/kg for Jacobi, and $0.89/kg for Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd. Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd., Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd., Ningxia Mineral & Chemical 26 See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 16–00185, Slip Op. 19–160, Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, dated March 20, 2020 (Remand IV). 27 See Jacobi Carbons AB v. United States, Consol. Court No. 16–00815, Slip Op. 20–55 (CIT 2020) (Jacobi AR8 V). 28 See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337, 341 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken). 29 See Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 May 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 Limited, and Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd.31 For the companies that Commerce determined had no shipments in AR11 Final Results, the cash deposit rates will remain the rates established in the most recentlycompleted AR9 Final Results,32 which is $0.22/Kg for Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd., Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, Ltd., Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd., and Tianjin Channel Filters Co., Ltd. For the companies determined not to be eligible for a separate rate in subsequent reviews, i.e., Shanxi DMD Corporation 33 and Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd.,34 the cash deposit rate will remain the rate established for the China-wide entity. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(e)(1), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. 30 In the second administrative review, Commerce determined that it would calculate per-unit assessment and cash deposit rates for all future reviews. See Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Second Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 70208, 70211 (November 17, 2010); see also AR7 Final Results, 80 FR at 61174 n.21. 31 See Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.51 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 Dated: May 4, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–10071 Filed 5–7–20; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–802] Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019– 2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) AGENCY: Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018, 84 FR 68881 (December 17, 2019) (AR11 Final Results). 32 See Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016, 82 FR 51607 (November 7, 2017) (AR9 Final Results). 33 See AR9 Final Results, 82 FR at 51611. 34 See Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016, 83 FR 58229, 58231 (November 19, 2018) (AR10 Final Results). E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-904]


Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: 
Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of 
Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results

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

SUMMARY: On April 23, 2020, the Court of International Trade (the 
Court) issued final judgment in Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United 
States, Consol. Court No. 16-00185, sustaining the Department of 
Commerce's (Commerce's) final results of redetermination pursuant to 
remand pertaining to the eighth administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's 
Republic of China (China) covering the period of April 1, 2014 through 
March 31, 2015. Consistent with the decision of the United States Court 
of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Timken Co. v. 
United States (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond 
Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond 
Sawblades), Commerce is notifying the public that the final judgment in 
this case is not in harmony with the final results of the 
administrative review, and that Commerce is amending the final results.

DATES: Applicable April 23, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Palmer, AD/CVD Operations 
Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482-9068.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On September 8, 2016, Commerce issued its decision in Certain 
Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 81 FR 62088 
(September 8, 2016) (AR8 Final Results) and accompanying Issues and 
Decisions Memorandum (IDM). Jacobi Carbons AB (Jacobi),\1\ a mandatory 
respondent, and Jacobi Carbons, Inc., its affiliated U.S. importer of 
subject merchandise, challenged certain aspects of the AR8 Final 
Results. On June 20, 2017, the Court in Jacobi AR8 I granted Commerce's 
request for a voluntary remand of AR8 Final Results to reconsider its 
determinations regarding the economic comparability and significant 
producer aspects of its surrogate country selection methodology 
(specifically, its determinations regarding economic comparability 
generally and significant production of comparable merchandise by 
Thailand in particular).\2\ In granting this remand, the Court also 
directed Commerce to reconsider the separate rate assigned to the non-
mandatory respondents in accordance with any redetermination of the 
antidumping margin assigned to the mandatory respondent Jacobi.\3\
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    \1\ In the third administrative review of the Order, Commerce 
found that Jacobi, Tianjin Jacobi International Trading Co. Ltd., 
and Jacobi Carbons Industry (Tianjin) are a single entity and, 
because there were no changes to the facts which supported that 
decision since that determination was made, we continued to find 
these companies part of a single entity for this administrative 
review. See Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Third Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 67142 (October 31, 2011); Certain 
Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China; 2010-2011; 
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 77 FR 67337 
(November 9, 2012); Certain Activated Carbon from the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2011-2012, 78 FR 70533 (November 26, 2013); and Certain 
Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China: Final Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013, 79 FR 70163 
(November 25, 2014).
    \2\ See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. Court 
No. 16-00185 (June 20, 2017), ECF 77 (Jacobi AR8 I).
    \3\ Id. at 6.
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    On September 1, 2017, Commerce filed Remand I with the Court.\4\ 
Based on Jacobi AR8 I, which had ordered Commerce to: (1) Further 
explain Commerce's determination regarding Thailand's economic 
comparability with China; and (2) reconsider and further explain 
Commerce's determination that Thailand is a significant producer of 
activated carbon, Commerce addressed and clarified these issues without 
making any changes to the margin calculations for Jacobi.\5\
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    \4\ See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. Court 
No. 16-00185, Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court 
Remand, dated September 1, 2017 (Remand I).
    \5\ See Remand I at 1-2, 39-40.
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    On April 19, 2018, the Court in Jacobi AR8 II \6\ remanded six 
issues to

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Commerce: (1) To further explain or reconsider Commerce's determination 
that Thailand is a significant producer of activated carbon; \7\ (2) to 
reconsider or further explain Commerce's position with respect to 
whether the proposed carbonized material surrogate value (SV) 
represents commercial quantities and, if appropriate, to reconsider its 
carbonized material SV selection; \8\ (3) to reconsider or further 
explain Commerce's position with respect to proposed hydrochloric acid 
(HCl) benchmarks and, if appropriate, to reconsider its HCl SV 
selection; \9\ (4) to reconsider or further explain Commerce's position 
with respect to proposed coal tar benchmarks and, if appropriate, to 
reconsider its coal tar SV selection; \10\ (5) to further explain or 
reconsider Commerce's determination that the Thai financial statements 
used in the final results contain evidence of a countervailable subsidy 
or otherwise provide suitable surrogate financial data, and to 
reevaluate the relative merits of each proposed source of financial 
ratios; \11\ and (6) to further explain and reconsider Commerce's 
value-added tax (VAT) methodology and calculation with respect to 
Jacobi, including addressing evidence suggesting Jacobi's ability to 
offset input VAT against output VAT collected from foreign customers, 
whether the VAT adjustment is properly made on the basis of an 
estimated customs value instead of a reported free-on-board (FOB) 
value, and the evidence supporting the rejection of the calculation 
methodology proposed by Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd. 
(Datong Juqiang).\12\ The Court also directed Commerce to reconsider 
the separate rate assigned to the non-mandatory respondents in 
accordance with any redetermination of the antidumping margin assigned 
to Jacobi.\13\ Further, on August 22, 2018, the Court also directed 
Commerce to consider CIT Slip Opinion No. 18-97 entered in Aristocraft 
of America LLC v. United States, CIT 15-00307, 2018 WL 3816781 (not 
reported in Fed Reporter) (CIT August 9, 2018) as it relates to the 
Chinese irrecoverable VAT.\14\
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    \6\ See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States et al., 313 F. 
Supp. 3d 1344 (CIT 2018) (Jacobi AR8 II).
    \7\ See Jacobi AR8 II at 23-24.
    \8\ Id. at 29-31.
    \9\ Id. at 36.
    \10\ Id. at 42-44.
    \11\ Id. at 47-48.
    \12\ Id. at 50-51.
    \13\ Id. at 52.
    \14\ See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States et al., Ct. 
No. 16-00185, ECF No. 120 (August 22, 2018).
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    On October 23, 2018, Commerce filed Remand II with the Court.\15\ 
Commerce affirmed its determination that Thailand is a significant 
producer of comparable merchandise and its carbonized material and HCl 
SV selections. Additionally, Commerce reconsidered its selection of 
surrogate financial statements, the coal tar SV, and the VAT 
calculation methodology. Consequently, Commerce made changes to the 
margin calculations for Jacobi, as well as to the margin calculations 
for the separate rate companies. Accordingly, Jacobi's final margin was 
revised to $0.44/kg. The separate rate was revised to $0.34/kg for: (1) 
Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd.; (2) Datong 
Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; (3) Jilin Bright Future 
Chemicals Co., Ltd.; (4) Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon 
Co., Ltd.; (5) Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; (6) Ningxia 
Mineral and Chemical Ltd.; (7) Shanxi DMD Corp.; (8) Shanxi Industry 
Technology Trading Co., Ltd.; (9) Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd.; 
(10) Tianjin Channel Filters Co., Ltd.; and (11) Tianjin Maijin 
Industries Co., Ltd. Commerce used the same methodology for calculating 
the separate rate that was used in AR8 Final Results.\16\
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    \15\ See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. 
Court No. 16-00185, Slip Op. 18-47, Final Results of Redetermination 
Pursuant to Court Remand, dated October 23, 2018 (Remand II).
    \16\ See Remand II at 52.
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    On March 5, 2019, the Court in Jacobi AR8 III remanded to Commerce 
its determination that Thailand is a significant producer of comparable 
merchandise and directed Commerce to reconsider its selection of a 
primary surrogate country.\17\ The Court further ordered that Commerce 
must identify a surrogate country, whether from its list of countries 
at the same level of economic development as the People's Republic of 
China (China) or another country at a comparable level of economic 
development not on the list, which meets the statutory criteria and is 
supported by substantial evidence.\18\ Further, the Court instructed 
that Commerce must revisit the SVs for carbonized materials and HCL 
because Commerce justified the selection of these SVs substantially on 
the basis that they are from Thailand, the primary surrogate 
country.\19\ The Court also directed Commerce to reconsider the 
separate rate assigned to the non-mandatory respondents in accordance 
with any redetermination of the antidumping margin assigned to 
Jacobi.\20\ In accordance with Jacobi AR8 III, Commerce reconsidered 
its selection of the primary surrogate country, and selected a new 
primary surrogate country (Malaysia).\21\ As a result of selecting a 
new primary surrogate country, Commerce revisited the SV selection for 
all inputs, including the SVs for carbonized materials and HCl that the 
Court specifically directed Commerce to reconsider.\22\ Consequently, 
Commerce made changes to the margin calculations for Jacobi, as well as 
to the margin calculations for the separate rate companies. Therefore, 
Jacobi's final margin was revised to $0.51/kg. The separate rate was 
revised to $0.40/kg for: (1) Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products 
Co., Ltd.; (2) Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; 
(3) Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Co., Ltd.; (4) Ningxia Guanghua 
Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; (5) Ningxia Huahui Activated 
Carbon Co., Ltd.; (6) Ningxia Mineral and Chemical Ltd.; (7) Shanxi DMD 
Corp.; (8) Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd.; (9) Shanxi 
Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd.; (10) Tianjin Channel Filters Co., Ltd.; 
and (11) Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd. Commerce used the same 
methodology for calculating the separate rate that was used in AR8 
Final Results.\23\
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    \17\ Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States et al., 365 
F.Supp.3d 1344 (CIT 2018) (Jacobi AR8 III) at 6.
    \18\ Id. at 16.
    \19\ Id. at 6, 16.
    \20\ Id. at 36.
    \21\ See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. 
Court No. 16-00185, Slip Op. 19-28, Final Results of Redetermination 
Pursuant to Court Remand, dated June 17, 2019 (Remand III) at 2.
    \22\ Id. at 2, 3.
    \23\ See Remand III at 28.
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    On December 17, 2019, the Court in Jacobi AR8 IV remanded to 
Commerce its Remand III redetermination to reconsider or further 
address the inconsistencies between its statements in the third draft 
results of redetermination and those in its third final results of 
redetermination regarding the viability of the various carbonized 
material data sources on the record.\24\ The Court ordered Commerce to 
more fully address arguments that it did not directly or fully analyze 
the commercial significance of the Malaysian import quantity or account 
for Commerce's preference for selecting SVs from a single surrogate 
country and address arguments made by parties based on Luoyang 
Bearing.\25\ In accordance with Jacobi AR8 IV, Commerce reconciled 
inconsistencies between the third draft and final results of 
redetermination regarding Commerce's selection of the carbonized 
materials SV, without making any

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changes to the determination in Remand III as a result of this further 
analysis.
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    \24\ Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States et al., Consol. 
Court No. 16-00185, Slip Op. 19-160 (CIT December 17, 2019) (Jacobi 
AR8 IV) at 10.
    \25\ Id.; see also Luoyang Bearing Corp. (Grp.) v. United 
States, 358 F. Supp. 2d 1296 (CIT 2005) (Luoyang Bearing).
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    On March 20, 2020, Commerce filed Remand IV with the Court.\26\ On 
April 23, 2020, the Court sustained Remand IV in Jacobi AR8 V.\27\
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    \26\ See Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. 
Court No. 16-00185, Slip Op. 19-160, Final Results of 
Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, dated March 20, 2020 
(Remand IV).
    \27\ See Jacobi Carbons AB v. United States, Consol. Court No. 
16-00815, Slip Op. 20-55 (CIT 2020) (Jacobi AR8 V).
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Timken Notice

    In its decision in Timken,\28\ as clarified by Diamond 
Sawblades,\29\ the Federal Circuit held that, pursuant to section 
516A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce must 
publish a notice of a court decision that is not ``in harmony'' with a 
Commerce determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending 
a ``conclusive'' court decision. The Court's April 23, 2020 judgment in 
Jacobi AR8 IV constitutes a final decision of the Court that is not in 
harmony with Commerce's AR8 Final Results. This notice is published in 
fulfillment of the publication requirement of Timken.
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    \28\ See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337, 341 (Fed. 
Cir. 1990) (Timken).
    \29\ See Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 
F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades).
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Amended Final Results

    Because there is now a final court decision, Commerce amends the 
AR8 Final Results with respect to the companies identified below. Based 
on Remand III, as affirmed by the Court in Jacobi AR8 IV, the revised 
weighted-average dumping margins for the companies listed below during 
the period April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 are as follows:
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    \30\ In the second administrative review, Commerce determined 
that it would calculate per-unit assessment and cash deposit rates 
for all future reviews. See Certain Activated Carbon from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of 
Second Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 70208, 70211 
(November 17, 2010); see also AR7 Final Results, 80 FR at 61174 
n.21.

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                                                 Margin (dollars per
                 Exporter                           kilogram) 30
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Jacobi Carbons AB.........................                          0.51
Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products                           0.40
 Co., Ltd.................................
Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon                          0.40
 Co., Ltd.................................
Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, Ltd                          0.40
Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated                               0.40
 Carbon Co., Ltd..........................
Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd..                          0.40
Ningxia Mineral and Chemical Limited......                          0.40
Shanxi DMD Corporation....................                          0.40
Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co.,                             0.40
 Ltd......................................
Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd........                          0.40
Tianjin Channel Filters Co., Ltd..........                          0.40
Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd........                          0.40
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    Accordingly, Commerce will continue the suspension of liquidation 
of the subject merchandise at issue pending expiration of the period to 
appeal or, if appealed, a final and conclusive court decision. In the 
event that the Court's ruling is not appealed or, if appealed, is 
upheld by a final and conclusive court decision, Commerce will instruct 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess antidumping duties on 
unliquidated entries of subject merchandise based on the revised 
dumping margins listed above.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    Because there have been subsequent administrative reviews for the 
companies identified above, the cash deposit rates will remain the 
rates established in the most recently-completed AR11 Final Results, 
which is $0.89/kg for Jacobi, and $0.89/kg for Beijing Pacific 
Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd. Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet 
Activated Carbon Co., Ltd., Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd., 
Ningxia Mineral & Chemical Limited, and Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., 
Ltd.\31\ For the companies that Commerce determined had no shipments in 
AR11 Final Results, the cash deposit rates will remain the rates 
established in the most recently-completed AR9 Final Results,\32\ which 
is $0.22/Kg for Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd., 
Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, Ltd., Shanxi Industry Technology 
Trading Co., Ltd., and Tianjin Channel Filters Co., Ltd. For the 
companies determined not to be eligible for a separate rate in 
subsequent reviews, i.e., Shanxi DMD Corporation \33\ and Tianjin 
Maijin Industries Co., Ltd.,\34\ the cash deposit rate will remain the 
rate established for the China-wide entity.
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    \31\ See Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2017-2018, 84 FR 68881 (December 17, 2019) (AR11 Final Results).
    \32\ See Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2015-2016, 82 FR 51607 (November 7, 2017) (AR9 Final Results).
    \33\ See AR9 Final Results, 82 FR at 51611.
    \34\ See Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2015-2016, 83 FR 58229, 58231 (November 19, 2018) (AR10 Final 
Results).
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
516A(e)(1), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: May 4, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-10071 Filed 5-7-20; 11:15 am]
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