Biodiesel From Argentina: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 27989-27991 [2020-10128]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 92 / Tuesday, May 12, 2020 / Notices registered users at http:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memo can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed I&D Memo and the electronic versions of the I&D Memo are identical in content. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216, Commerce has determined that sufficient changed circumstances warranting a cash deposit adjustment do not exist. As explained in the I&D Memo, Argentina’s export tax regime is in flux, leading Commerce to conclude that there are not sufficient changed circumstances to warrant such an adjustment. Therefore, Commerce is making no changes to the cash deposit rates as listed in the order. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclose under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 19 CFR 351.222. Dated: May 5, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Attachment II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Final Results of Review IV. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Relevance of the GOA’s Changes after the Preliminary Results Comment 2: Whether Commerce Properly Initiated the CCR Comment 3: Whether Commerce Properly Conducted the CCR Comment 4: Whether a Financial Contribution Still Exists V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–10129 Filed 5–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–357–820] Biodiesel From Argentina: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 9, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on biodiesel from Argentina. For these final results, Commerce continues to find that there are insufficient changed circumstances to warrant any revisions under the AD order. DATES: Applicable May 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of AGENCY: Appendix I Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is biodiesel, which is a fuel comprised of monoalkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, including biologically-based waste oils or greases, and other biologically-based oil or fat sources. The order covers biodiesel in pure form (B100) as well as fuel mixtures containing at least 99 percent biodiesel by volume (B99). For fuel mixtures containing less than 99 percent biodiesel by volume, only the biodiesel component of the mixture is covered by the scope of the order. Biodiesel is generally produced to American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) D6751 specifications, but it can also be made to other specifications. Biodiesel commonly has one VerDate Sep<11>2014 of the following Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) numbers, generally depending upon the feedstock used: 67784–80–9 (soybean oil methyl esters); 91051–34–2 (palm oil methyl esters); 91051–32–0 (palm kernel oil methyl esters); 73891–99–3 (rapeseed oil methyl esters); 61788–61–2 (tallow methyl esters); 68990–52–3 (vegetable oil methyl esters); 129828–16–6 (canola oil methyl esters); 67762–26–9 (unsaturated alkylcarboxylic acid methyl ester); or 68937–84–8 (fatty acids, C12–C18, methyl ester). The B100 product subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheading 3826.00.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), while the B99 product is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheading 3826.00.3000. Although the HTSUS subheadings, ASTM specifications, and CAS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. 18:47 May 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27989 Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3148. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 26, 2018, Commerce published the AD order on biodiesel from Argentina.1 On November 13, 2018, in response to a request submitted by the Government of Argentina (GOA), joined by Vicentin S.A.I.C. (Vicentin) and LDC Argentina (LDC), Commerce initiated a CCR for both the AD and countervailing duty (CVD) orders.2 Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.3 On July 1, 2019, Commerce issued the Preliminary Results and placed additional information on the record of the CCR, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(4).4 Commerce preliminarily found that the ‘‘particular market situation’’ regarding the price of soybeans as an element of the cost of production of biodiesel in Argentina still existed,5 and that no changes under the AD order were warranted as a result of the changed circumstances presented by the GOA. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309, Commerce invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On July 5, 2019, Commerce provided interested parties until July 12, 2019 to place additional information on the record in order to ‘‘rebut, clarify, or correct’’ the information placed on the record by Commerce.6 On July 12, 2019, the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition (the petitioner), and LDC and Vicentin submitted additional factual information.7 On August 2, 2019, 1 See Biodiesel from the Republic of Argentina and Indonesia: Antidumping Duty Orders, 83 FR 18279 (April 26, 2018) (Order). 2 See Biodiesel from Argentina: Initiation of Changed Circumstances Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 83 FR 56300 (November 13, 2018). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. 4 See Biodiesel from Argentina: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 84 FR 32714 (July 9, 2019) (Preliminary Results); see also Memorandum, ‘‘Additional Information Concerning the Preliminary Changed Circumstances Reviews of Biodiesel,’’ dated July 1, 2019. 5 See Preliminary Results, 84 FR at 32716–17. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Additional Information Concerning the Preliminary Changed Circumstances Reviews of Biodiesel,’’ dated July 5, 2019. 7 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Biodiesel from Argentina: Factual Information Pursuant to 19 CFR 301(c)(4),’’ dated July 12, 2019; see also LDC Argentina and Vicentin’s Letter, ‘‘Biodiesel from E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM Continued 12MYN1 27990 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 92 / Tuesday, May 12, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Commerce put a hold on the deadlines for case and rebuttal briefs.8 On September 5, 2019, Commerce reinstated deadlines for case and rebuttal briefs.9 On September 11, 2019, the petitioner requested an indefinite suspension of the deadlines for briefs and the final determination.10 On September 12, 2019, the GOA responded, stating that a short extension of the deadlines would be acceptable.11 On September 12, 2019, Commerce issued a short extension of the deadlines.12 The petitioner and the GOA submitted case briefs on September 17, 2019.13 On September 23, 2019, the petitioner and the GOA submitted rebuttal briefs.14 On October 16, 2019, Commerce placed additional factual information on the record of this proceeding.15 In response, the petitioner placed additional factual information on the record on October 24, 2019.16 Between the time Commerce released its Preliminary Results and the publication of these final results, Commerce has Argentina: Additional Information Concerning the Preliminary Changed Circumstances Reviews of Biodiesel,’’ dated July 12, 2019. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Changed Circumstances Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Biodiesel from Argentina: Holding of Deadlines,’’ dated August 2, 2019. 9 See Memorandum, ‘‘Changed Circumstances Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Biodiesel from Argentina: Publication of Verification Report and Reinstatement of Deadlines,’’ dated September 5, 2019. 10 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Biodiesel from Argentina: Request for Meeting and Extension of Briefing Schedule,’’ dated September 11, 2019. 11 See GOA’s Letter, ‘‘Biodiesel from Argentina: Response from the GOA to Petitioner’s Request for Meeting and Extension of Briefing Schedule,’’ dated September 12, 2019. 12 See Memorandum, ‘‘Changed Circumstances Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Biodiesel from Argentina: Deadline for Case and Rebuttal Briefs and Hearing Requests; Rejection of New Factual Information,’’ dated September 12, 2019. 13 See Petitioner’s Case Brief, ‘‘Biodiesel from Argentina: Petitioner’s Case Brief,’’ dated September 17, 2019 (Petitioner’s Case Brief); see also GOA’s Case Brief, ‘‘Biodiesel from Argentina Changed Circumstances Review: Government of Argentina Case Brief and Statement with Respect to Public Hearing,’’ dated September 17, 2019 (GOA’s Case Brief). 14 See Petitioner’s Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘Biodiesel from Argentina: Rebuttal Brief on Behalf of the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition,’’ dated September 23, 2019 (Petitioner’s Rebuttal Brief); see also GOA’s Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘Biodiesel from Argentina: Rebuttal Brief in AD Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated September 23, 2019 (GOA’s Rebuttal Brief). 15 See Memorandum, ‘‘Ex Parte Meeting with the National Biodiesel Board and the American Soybean Association,’’ dated October 16, 2019. 16 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Biodiesel from Argentina: Petitioners’ Submission to Rebut, Clarify, or Correct Information Placed on the Record,’’ dated October 24, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 held numerous phone calls and meetings with parties.17 Scope of the Order The product covered by the Order is biodiesel from Argentina. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see Appendix I of this notice. Analysis of Comments Received We addressed all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this review in the Issues and Decision Memorandum (I&D Memo).18 Attached to this notice, in Appendix II, is a list of the issues which parties raised. The I&D Memo is a public document and on file in the Central Records Unit (CRU), Room B8024 of the main Commerce building, as well as electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 17 Memorandum, ‘‘Email Exchange with Governor Kim Reynolds,’’ dated July 16, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Ex Parte Discussion with Governor Kim Reynolds,’’ dated July 25, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Ex Parte Discussion with Congressman Darin LaHood,’’ dated July 25, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Ex Parte Discussion with Senator Alexander’s Office,’’ dated July 30, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Correspondence with Minister Dante Sica,’’ dated August 15, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Correspondence with Several U.S. Senators,’’ dated August 15, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Ex Parte Discussions with the Government of Argentina,’’ dated August 28, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Ex Parte Discussion with National Biodiesel Board,’’ dated September 12, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Ex Parte Meeting with Senator Grassley’s Staff Regarding Biodiesel Changed Circumstances Reviews,’’ dated September 27, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Ex Parte Meeting with National Biodiesel Board,’’ dated September 30, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Ex Parte Meeting with the National Biodiesel Board and the American Soybean Association,’’ dated October 16, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Ex Parte Meeting with the Petitioners,’’ dated October 18, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Ex Parte Meeting with the Government of Argentina,’’ dated October 18, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Telephone call with Argentine Embassy Official Regarding Changed Circumstances Reviews (CCR) of Biodiesel from Argentina,’’ dated December 9, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Telephone call with Representative Darin LaHood to discuss Changed Circumstances Review (CCR) of Biodiesel from Argentina,’’ dated November 26, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Telephone call with Senator Chuck Grassley to discuss Changed Circumstances Reviews (CCR) of Biodiesel from Argentina,’’ dated November 26, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Telephone call with Ambassador Fernando Oris de Roa to discuss Changed Circumstances Reviews (CCR) of Biodiesel from Argentina,’’ dated December 5, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Telephone call with the National Biodiesel Board to discuss Changed Circumstances Reviews of Biodiesel from Argentina,’’ dated December 19, 2019, Memorandum, ‘‘Telephone call with Senator Chuck Grassley to discuss Changed Circumstances Reviews of Biodiesel from Argentina,’’ dated December 19, 2019, and Memorandum, ‘‘Telephone call with Congressman Darin LaHood,’’ dated March 19, 2020. 18 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Biodiesel from Argentina,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 registered users at http:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memo can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed I&D Memo and the electronic versions of the I&D Memo are identical in content. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216, Commerce determines that there are insufficient changed circumstances to warrant any changes under the AD Order. Cash Deposit Requirements and Assessment In light of our final results, Commerce is not issuing instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclose under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 19 CFR 351.222. Dated: May 5, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is biodiesel, which is a fuel comprised of monoalkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, including biologically-based waste oils or greases, and other biologically-based oil or fat sources. The order covers biodiesel in pure form (B100) as well as fuel mixtures containing at least 99 percent biodiesel by volume (B99). For fuel mixtures containing less than 99 percent biodiesel by volume, only the biodiesel component of the mixture is covered by the scope of the order. Biodiesel is generally produced to American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) D6751 specifications, but it can also be made to other specifications. Biodiesel commonly has one of the following Chemical Abstracts Service E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 92 / Tuesday, May 12, 2020 / Notices (CAS) numbers, generally depending upon the feedstock used: 67784–80–9 (soybean oil methyl esters); 91051–34–2 (palm oil methyl esters); 91051–32–0 (palm kernel oil methyl esters); 73891–99–3 (rapeseed oil methyl esters); 61788–61–2 (tallow methyl esters); 68990–52–3 (vegetable oil methyl esters); 129828–16–6 (canola oil methyl esters); 67762–26–9 (unsaturated alkylcarboxylic acid methyl ester); or 68937–84–8 (fatty acids, C12–C18, methyl ester). The B100 product subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheading 3826.00.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), while the B99 product is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheading 3826.00.3000. Although the HTSUS subheadings, ASTM specifications, and CAS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. Attachment II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Final Results of Review IV. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Relevance of the GOA’s Changes after the Preliminary Results Comment 2: Whether Commerce Properly Initiated the CCR Comment 3: Whether a Particular Market Situation Still Exists V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–10128 Filed 5–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–905] 4th Tier Cigarettes From the Republic of Korea: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable May 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Thomas Martin, 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) 482–3936. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 7, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of 4th Tier Cigarettes VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 (cigarettes) from the Republic of Korea.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than May 26, 2020. Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On April 28, 2020, the petitioner 2 submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determination in this LTFV investigation.3 The petitioner requests that Commerce fully extend the deadline for the preliminary determination to issue, if necessary, supplemental questionnaires and receive responses to those supplemental questionnaires, and ‘‘allow all parties ample time to fully and accurately analyze the information on this record prior to the preliminary determination and ensure an accurate preliminary calculation of dumping margins.’’ 4 For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determination no later than 1 See 4th Tier Cigarettes from the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 85 FR 2390 (January 15, 2020). 2 The petitioner is the Coalition Against Korean Cigarettes. 3 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘4th Tier Cigarettes from the Republic of Korea: Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ dated April 28, 2020. 4 Id. at 2. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27991 July 15, 2020. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination in this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: May 6, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–10130 Filed 5–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Large Pelagic Fishing Survey The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on January 7, 2020, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Large Pelagic Fishing Survey. OMB Control Number: 0648–0380. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 15,024. Average Hours per Response: 11 minutes for a telephone interview; 5 minutes for a dockside interview; 11⁄2 minutes to respond to a follow-up validation call for dockside interviews; 1 minute for a biological sampling of catch. Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,608. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-357-820]


Biodiesel From Argentina: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On July 9, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review 
(CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on biodiesel from Argentina. 
For these final results, Commerce continues to find that there are 
insufficient changed circumstances to warrant any revisions under the 
AD order.

DATES: Applicable May 12, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3148.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 26, 2018, Commerce published the AD order on biodiesel 
from Argentina.\1\ On November 13, 2018, in response to a request 
submitted by the Government of Argentina (GOA), joined by Vicentin 
S.A.I.C. (Vicentin) and LDC Argentina (LDC), Commerce initiated a CCR 
for both the AD and countervailing duty (CVD) orders.\2\ Commerce 
exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial 
federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the 
resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\3\ On July 1, 2019, 
Commerce issued the Preliminary Results and placed additional 
information on the record of the CCR, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.301(c)(4).\4\ Commerce preliminarily found that the ``particular 
market situation'' regarding the price of soybeans as an element of the 
cost of production of biodiesel in Argentina still existed,\5\ and that 
no changes under the AD order were warranted as a result of the changed 
circumstances presented by the GOA. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309, 
Commerce invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On July 
5, 2019, Commerce provided interested parties until July 12, 2019 to 
place additional information on the record in order to ``rebut, 
clarify, or correct'' the information placed on the record by 
Commerce.\6\
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    \1\ See Biodiesel from the Republic of Argentina and Indonesia: 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 83 FR 18279 (April 26, 2018) (Order).
    \2\ See Biodiesel from Argentina: Initiation of Changed 
Circumstances Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Orders, 83 FR 56300 (November 13, 2018).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown 
of the Federal Government,'' dated January 28, 2019.
    \4\ See Biodiesel from Argentina: Preliminary Results of Changed 
Circumstances Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Orders, 84 FR 32714 (July 9, 2019) (Preliminary Results); see also 
Memorandum, ``Additional Information Concerning the Preliminary 
Changed Circumstances Reviews of Biodiesel,'' dated July 1, 2019.
    \5\ See Preliminary Results, 84 FR at 32716-17.
    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Additional Information Concerning the 
Preliminary Changed Circumstances Reviews of Biodiesel,'' dated July 
5, 2019.
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    On July 12, 2019, the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition 
(the petitioner), and LDC and Vicentin submitted additional factual 
information.\7\ On August 2, 2019,

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Commerce put a hold on the deadlines for case and rebuttal briefs.\8\ 
On September 5, 2019, Commerce reinstated deadlines for case and 
rebuttal briefs.\9\
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    \7\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Biodiesel from Argentina: Factual 
Information Pursuant to 19 CFR 301(c)(4),'' dated July 12, 2019; see 
also LDC Argentina and Vicentin's Letter, ``Biodiesel from 
Argentina: Additional Information Concerning the Preliminary Changed 
Circumstances Reviews of Biodiesel,'' dated July 12, 2019.
    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Changed Circumstances Reviews of the 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Biodiesel from 
Argentina: Holding of Deadlines,'' dated August 2, 2019.
    \9\ See Memorandum, ``Changed Circumstances Reviews of the 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Biodiesel from 
Argentina: Publication of Verification Report and Reinstatement of 
Deadlines,'' dated September 5, 2019.
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    On September 11, 2019, the petitioner requested an indefinite 
suspension of the deadlines for briefs and the final determination.\10\ 
On September 12, 2019, the GOA responded, stating that a short 
extension of the deadlines would be acceptable.\11\ On September 12, 
2019, Commerce issued a short extension of the deadlines.\12\ The 
petitioner and the GOA submitted case briefs on September 17, 2019.\13\ 
On September 23, 2019, the petitioner and the GOA submitted rebuttal 
briefs.\14\
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    \10\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Biodiesel from Argentina: 
Request for Meeting and Extension of Briefing Schedule,'' dated 
September 11, 2019.
    \11\ See GOA's Letter, ``Biodiesel from Argentina: Response from 
the GOA to Petitioner's Request for Meeting and Extension of 
Briefing Schedule,'' dated September 12, 2019.
    \12\ See Memorandum, ``Changed Circumstances Reviews of the 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Biodiesel from 
Argentina: Deadline for Case and Rebuttal Briefs and Hearing 
Requests; Rejection of New Factual Information,'' dated September 
12, 2019.
    \13\ See Petitioner's Case Brief, ``Biodiesel from Argentina: 
Petitioner's Case Brief,'' dated September 17, 2019 (Petitioner's 
Case Brief); see also GOA's Case Brief, ``Biodiesel from Argentina 
Changed Circumstances Review: Government of Argentina Case Brief and 
Statement with Respect to Public Hearing,'' dated September 17, 2019 
(GOA's Case Brief).
    \14\ See Petitioner's Rebuttal Brief, ``Biodiesel from 
Argentina: Rebuttal Brief on Behalf of the National Biodiesel Board 
Fair Trade Coalition,'' dated September 23, 2019 (Petitioner's 
Rebuttal Brief); see also GOA's Rebuttal Brief, ``Biodiesel from 
Argentina: Rebuttal Brief in AD Changed Circumstances Review,'' 
dated September 23, 2019 (GOA's Rebuttal Brief).
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    On October 16, 2019, Commerce placed additional factual information 
on the record of this proceeding.\15\ In response, the petitioner 
placed additional factual information on the record on October 24, 
2019.\16\ Between the time Commerce released its Preliminary Results 
and the publication of these final results, Commerce has held numerous 
phone calls and meetings with parties.\17\
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    \15\ See Memorandum, ``Ex Parte Meeting with the National 
Biodiesel Board and the American Soybean Association,'' dated 
October 16, 2019.
    \16\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Biodiesel from Argentina: 
Petitioners' Submission to Rebut, Clarify, or Correct Information 
Placed on the Record,'' dated October 24, 2019.
    \17\ Memorandum, ``Email Exchange with Governor Kim Reynolds,'' 
dated July 16, 2019, Memorandum, ``Ex Parte Discussion with Governor 
Kim Reynolds,'' dated July 25, 2019, Memorandum, ``Ex Parte 
Discussion with Congressman Darin LaHood,'' dated July 25, 2019, 
Memorandum, ``Ex Parte Discussion with Senator Alexander's Office,'' 
dated July 30, 2019, Memorandum, ``Correspondence with Minister 
Dante Sica,'' dated August 15, 2019, Memorandum, ``Correspondence 
with Several U.S. Senators,'' dated August 15, 2019, Memorandum, 
``Ex Parte Discussions with the Government of Argentina,'' dated 
August 28, 2019, Memorandum, ``Ex Parte Discussion with National 
Biodiesel Board,'' dated September 12, 2019, Memorandum, ``Ex Parte 
Meeting with Senator Grassley's Staff Regarding Biodiesel Changed 
Circumstances Reviews,'' dated September 27, 2019, Memorandum, ``Ex 
Parte Meeting with National Biodiesel Board,'' dated September 30, 
2019, Memorandum, ``Ex Parte Meeting with the National Biodiesel 
Board and the American Soybean Association,'' dated October 16, 
2019, Memorandum, ``Ex Parte Meeting with the Petitioners,'' dated 
October 18, 2019, Memorandum, ``Ex Parte Meeting with the Government 
of Argentina,'' dated October 18, 2019, Memorandum, ``Telephone call 
with Argentine Embassy Official Regarding Changed Circumstances 
Reviews (CCR) of Biodiesel from Argentina,'' dated December 9, 2019, 
Memorandum, ``Telephone call with Representative Darin LaHood to 
discuss Changed Circumstances Review (CCR) of Biodiesel from 
Argentina,'' dated November 26, 2019, Memorandum, ``Telephone call 
with Senator Chuck Grassley to discuss Changed Circumstances Reviews 
(CCR) of Biodiesel from Argentina,'' dated November 26, 2019, 
Memorandum, ``Telephone call with Ambassador Fernando Oris de Roa to 
discuss Changed Circumstances Reviews (CCR) of Biodiesel from 
Argentina,'' dated December 5, 2019, Memorandum, ``Telephone call 
with the National Biodiesel Board to discuss Changed Circumstances 
Reviews of Biodiesel from Argentina,'' dated December 19, 2019, 
Memorandum, ``Telephone call with Senator Chuck Grassley to discuss 
Changed Circumstances Reviews of Biodiesel from Argentina,'' dated 
December 19, 2019, and Memorandum, ``Telephone call with Congressman 
Darin LaHood,'' dated March 19, 2020.
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the Order is biodiesel from Argentina. For a 
complete description of the scope of the Order, see Appendix I of this 
notice.

Analysis of Comments Received

    We addressed all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by 
parties to this review in the Issues and Decision Memorandum (I&D 
Memo).\18\ Attached to this notice, in Appendix II, is a list of the 
issues which parties raised. The I&D Memo is a public document and on 
file in the Central Records Unit (CRU), Room B8024 of the main Commerce 
building, as well as electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memo can 
be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed I&D Memo and the electronic versions of the 
I&D Memo are identical in content.
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    \18\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: 
Biodiesel from Argentina,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice.
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Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216, Commerce determines that there are 
insufficient changed circumstances to warrant any changes under the AD 
Order.

Cash Deposit Requirements and Assessment

    In light of our final results, Commerce is not issuing instructions 
to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Administrative Protective Order (APO)

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

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.216 and 19 CFR 351.222.

    Dated: May 5, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is biodiesel, which is a fuel 
comprised of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived 
from vegetable oils or animal fats, including biologically-based 
waste oils or greases, and other biologically-based oil or fat 
sources. The order covers biodiesel in pure form (B100) as well as 
fuel mixtures containing at least 99 percent biodiesel by volume 
(B99). For fuel mixtures containing less than 99 percent biodiesel 
by volume, only the biodiesel component of the mixture is covered by 
the scope of the order.
    Biodiesel is generally produced to American Society for Testing 
and Materials International (ASTM) D6751 specifications, but it can 
also be made to other specifications. Biodiesel commonly has one of 
the following Chemical Abstracts Service

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(CAS) numbers, generally depending upon the feedstock used: 67784-
80-9 (soybean oil methyl esters); 91051-34-2 (palm oil methyl 
esters); 91051-32-0 (palm kernel oil methyl esters); 73891-99-3 
(rapeseed oil methyl esters); 61788-61-2 (tallow methyl esters); 
68990-52-3 (vegetable oil methyl esters); 129828-16-6 (canola oil 
methyl esters); 67762-26-9 (unsaturated alkylcarboxylic acid methyl 
ester); or 68937-84-8 (fatty acids, C12-C18, methyl ester).
    The B100 product subject to the order is currently classifiable 
under subheading 3826.00.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS), while the B99 product is currently 
classifiable under HTSUS subheading 3826.00.3000. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings, ASTM specifications, and CAS numbers are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
scope is dispositive.

Attachment II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Final Results of Review
IV. Discussion of the Issues
    Comment 1: Relevance of the GOA's Changes after the Preliminary 
Results
    Comment 2: Whether Commerce Properly Initiated the CCR
    Comment 3: Whether a Particular Market Situation Still Exists
V. Recommendation
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