Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Third Amended Final Determination Pursuant to Court Decision, 40967-40969 [2020-14678]

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Nies-Vogel, Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 2020–14597 Filed 7–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–985] Xanthan Gum From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Third Amended Final Determination Pursuant to Court Decision Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On February 10, 2020, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed the Court of International Trade’s (CIT) decision sustaining the Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) use of Thai Fermentation Industry Ltd.’s (Thai Fermentation) financial statements to calculate surrogate financial ratios and reinstated Commerce’s prior determination to use Ajinomoto (Thailand) Co., Ltd.’s (Thai Ajinomoto) financial statements to calculate financial ratios. Accordingly, Commerce AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40967 is issuing a third amended final determination for the less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation of xanthan gum from the People’s Republic of China (China), and including Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (aka Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.) and Shandong Fufeng Fermentation, Co., Ltd. (collectively, Fufeng) as subject to the order. DATES: Applicable February 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0835. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The litigation in this case relates to Commerce’s final determination in the LTFV investigation of xanthan gum from China,1 which was later amended.2 In its Amended Final Determination and Order, Commerce reached affirmative determinations for mandatory respondents, Fufeng and Deosen Biochemical Ltd. (Deosen).3 CP Kelco U.S., Inc. (CP Kelco U.S.), the petitioner, and Fufeng appealed the Amended Final Determination and Order to the CIT, and on March 31, 2015, the CIT sustained, in part, and remanded, in part, Commerce’s Final Determination, as modified by the Amended Final Determination.4 Specifically, the CIT remanded, for reevaluation, Commerce’s conclusion that the Thai Ajinomoto financial statements constituted a better source for calculating surrogate financial ratios than the Thai Fermentation statements, and granted Commerce’s request for a voluntary remand to reconsider its allocation of energy consumed at Fufeng’s Neimenggu plant between the production of subject and non-subject merchandise.5 Pursuant to a series of remand orders issued by the CIT that resulted in four remand redeterminations, Commerce adjusted its allocation of energy consumed at Fufeng’s Neimenggu plant 1 See Xanthan Gum from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 78 FR 33351 (June 4, 2013) (Final Determination) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 2 See Xanthan Gum from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 78 FR 43143 (July 19, 2013) (Amended Final Determination and Order). 3 Id., 78 FR at 43144. 4 See CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, Ct. No. 13–00288, Slip Op. 15–27 (CIT Mar. 31, 2015) (CP Kelco I). 5 Id. at 2–3, 11–15, 32–34. E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 40968 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 131 / Wednesday, July 8, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES and revised Fufeng’s weighted-average dumping margin by using Thai Fermentation’s financial statements to derive the surrogate financial ratios.6 After using Thai Fermentation’s financial statements to calculate surrogate financial ratios, Commerce calculated a weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent for Fufeng.7 On September 17, 2018, the CIT sustained Commerce’s fourth remand redetermination.8 Pursuant to the CIT’s final judgment, Commerce amended the Final Determination and Amended Final Determination and Order and excluded merchandise produced and exported by Fufeng from the order.9 CP Kelco U.S. appealed the CIT’s decision upholding Commerce’s treatment of Xanthomonas Campestris (X. Campestris) as an asset in its final determination, rather than a direct material input, and Commerce’s use, in its remand redetermination, of Thai Fermentation’s financial statements to calculate surrogate financial ratios rather than Thai Ajinomoto’s financial statements.10 On February 10, 2020, the CAFC issued an opinion: (1) Affirming the CIT’s decision sustaining Commerce’s treatment of X. Campestris as an asset; and (2) reversing the CIT’s decision regarding Commerce’s use of Thai Fermentation’s financial statements to calculate surrogate financial ratios and reinstating Commerce’s original determination to use Thai Ajinomoto’s financial statements in calculating those ratios. On May 8, 2020, in compliance with the order issued by the CAFC, the CIT affirmed Commerce’s third remand redetermination, wherein we ‘‘calculated a dumping margin of 8.69% for Fufeng by treating X. campestris as an asset, and by using data in Thai Ajinomoto financial statements’’ to calculate surrogate financial ratios.11 The CIT found that Commerce’s third remand redetermination ‘‘comports with the {CAFC’s} decision in its entirety.’’ 12 Third Amended Final Determination Because there is now a final and conclusive court decision, Commerce is amending the Final Determination and Amended Final Determination and Order with respect to Fufeng. The revised weighted-average dumping margin for Fufeng for the period October 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012 is as follows: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter Producer Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies, Co., Ltd. (aka Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.)/Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd. Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies, Co., Ltd. (aka Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.)/Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd. Results of Discontinued Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews for Fufeng As a result of this amended final determination, in which Commerce has calculated an estimated weightedaverage dumping margin of 8.69 percent for Fufeng, merchandise from the producer-exporter combination above will be subject to the antidumping duty (AD) order on xanthan gum from China. Additionally, we will instruct United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of, and to require a cash deposit of 0.00 percent 13 for, all unliquidated entries of subject merchandise from the producer-exporter combination referenced above which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after February 20, 2020, which is 10 days after the CAFC’s final decision, in accordance with section 516A of the Act. {a}s a result of the exclusion, Commerce (1) is discontinuing the ongoing fourth and fifth administrative reviews, in part, with respect to Fufeng’s entries during those periods of review; and (2) will not initiate any new 6 Id.; see also CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, Ct. No. 13–00288, Slip Op. 16–36 (CIT Apr. 8, 2016) (CP Kelco II); CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, 211 F. Supp. 3d 1338 (CIT 2017) (CP Kelco III); and CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, Ct. No. 13– 00288, Slip Op. 18–36 (CIT Apr. 5, 2018) (CP Kelco IV). 7 See Final Results of Fourth Redetermination Pursuant to Court Order, dated July 5, 2018, at 12. 8 See CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, Ct. No. 13–00288, Slip Op. 18–120 (CIT Sept. 17, 2018) (CP Kelco V). 9 See Xanthan Gum From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Amended Final Determination in Less Than Fair Value Investigation; Notice of Amended Final Determination Pursuant to Court Decision; Notice of Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order in Part; and Discontinuation of Fourth and Fifth Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews in Part, 83 FR 52205 (October 16, 2018) (Timken Notice). 10 See CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, 949 F.3d 1348 (Fed. Cir. 2020). 11 See CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, Ct. No. 13–00288, Slip Op. 20–62 (CIT May 8, 2020). 12 Id. at *4. 13 This is the cash deposit rate determined for Fufeng in the 2015–2016 AD administrative review of xanthan gum from China. See Xanthan Gum From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2015– 2016; 83 FR 6513, 6514 (February 14, 2018). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jul 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 In the Timken Notice, Commerce amended the final determination in this proceeding and stated that ‘‘{a}s a result of this amended final determination, in which Commerce has calculated an estimated weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent for Fufeng, Commerce is hereby excluding merchandise from the above producerexporter combination from the antidumping duty order.’’ 14 Commerce explained in the Timken Notice that: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8.69 administrative reviews of Fufeng’s entries pursuant to the antidumping order.15 When Commerce published the final results of the fourth and fifth administrative reviews of the AD order on xanthan gum from China, merchandise from the above-referenced producer-exporter combination was no longer subject to that order due to the CIT’s decision, and the CAFC had not reversed the CIT’s decision.16 However, subsequent to Commerce issuing those final results of reviews, the CAFC reversed the CIT’s decision. Based on the CAFC’s decision, Fufeng is subject to the AD order on xanthan gum from China. Therefore, we will resume the fourth and fifth administrative reviews of that order with specific regard to Fufeng.17 We will not revisit these reviews for any company other than 14 Timken Notice, 83 FR at 52206. 15 Id. 16 See Xanthan Gum from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Final Determination of No Shipments, Partial Discontinuation of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017, 83 FR 65143 (December 19, 2018); Xanthan Gum From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2017–2018; 84 FR 64831 (November 25, 2019). 17 The fourth review covers the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The fifth review covers the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 131 / Wednesday, July 8, 2020 / Notices Fufeng.18 For the fourth review, because we already issued preliminary results covering Fufeng and case briefs regarding those results were filed, we will consider the case briefs as they pertain to Fufeng and issue the final results of review with respect to Fufeng. For the fifth review, because we already selected mandatory respondents, other than Fufeng, and issued final results with respect to those respondents, we will analyze Fufeng’s separate rate certification and issue preliminary results regarding Fufeng’s separate rate status. We will set a briefing period to allow interested parties to comment on our separate rates determination for Fufeng before issuing the final results of review with respect to Fufeng. At this time, Commerce remains enjoined by Court order from liquidating entries of subject merchandise that: (1) Was produced and exported by Fufeng, and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the period July 19, 2013 through June 30, 2014 (with the exception of such merchandise entered by the company named in CBP message number 7352304, dated December 18, 2017); (2) was produced and exported by Fufeng, and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, by East West Technologies Inc.; and (3) was produced and exported by Fufeng, and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, by LABH Inc., designated as Entry No. 22703189153, with an entry date of July 7, 2014, and Fufeng’s Invoice No. MEU14088. These entries will remain enjoined pursuant to the terms of the injunction during the pendency of any appeals process. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 516A(c)(1) and (e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: June 29, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2020–14678 Filed 7–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 18 Fufeng refers to the collapsed entity Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd./ Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (aka Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd)/ Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd./Xinjiang Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jul 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–887] Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (THFA) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable July 8, 2020. Kate Sliney, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background On March 2, 2020, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the third sunset review of the Order 1 on tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol from China, pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On March 20, 2020, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from Penn A Kem LLC (formerly, Penn Specialty Chemicals), a domestic interested party, within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 On March 30, 2020, Commerce received a complete substantive response from the domestic interested party within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3).4 No 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from The People’s Republic of China, 69 FR 47911 (August 6, 2004) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 12253 (March 2, 2020). 3 See Penn A Kem LLC’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Review (3rd Review) of the Antidumping Duty Order on Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from the People’s Republic of China: Domestic Interested Party Notification of Intent to Participate,’’ dated March 20, 2020. 4 See Penn A Kem LLC’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Review (3rd Review) of the Antidumping Duty Order on Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from the People’s Republic of China: Domestic Interested Party Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated March 30, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40969 respondent interested party submitted a substantive response within the 50-day deadline. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce is conducting an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. Scope of the Order The product covered by this Order is tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (THFA) from China; a primary alcohol, THFA is a clear, water white to pale yellow liquid. THFA is a member of the heterocyclic compounds known as furans and is miscible with water and soluble in many common organic solvents. THFA is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (HTSUS) under subheading 2932.13.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, Commerce’s written description of the merchandise subject to the Order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.5 The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. A complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the antidumping duty order on THFA from China would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail is up to 136.86 percent. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-985]


Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Third 
Amended Final Determination Pursuant to Court Decision

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

SUMMARY: On February 10, 2020, the Court of Appeals for the Federal 
Circuit (CAFC) reversed the Court of International Trade's (CIT) 
decision sustaining the Department of Commerce's (Commerce) use of Thai 
Fermentation Industry Ltd.'s (Thai Fermentation) financial statements 
to calculate surrogate financial ratios and reinstated Commerce's prior 
determination to use Ajinomoto (Thailand) Co., Ltd.'s (Thai Ajinomoto) 
financial statements to calculate financial ratios. Accordingly, 
Commerce is issuing a third amended final determination for the less-
than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of xanthan gum from the People's 
Republic of China (China), and including Neimenggu Fufeng 
Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (aka Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies 
Co., Ltd.) and Shandong Fufeng Fermentation, Co., Ltd. (collectively, 
Fufeng) as subject to the order.

DATES: Applicable February 20, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 
482-0835.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The litigation in this case relates to Commerce's final 
determination in the LTFV investigation of xanthan gum from China,\1\ 
which was later amended.\2\ In its Amended Final Determination and 
Order, Commerce reached affirmative determinations for mandatory 
respondents, Fufeng and Deosen Biochemical Ltd. (Deosen).\3\ CP Kelco 
U.S., Inc. (CP Kelco U.S.), the petitioner, and Fufeng appealed the 
Amended Final Determination and Order to the CIT, and on March 31, 
2015, the CIT sustained, in part, and remanded, in part, Commerce's 
Final Determination, as modified by the Amended Final Determination.\4\ 
Specifically, the CIT remanded, for reevaluation, Commerce's conclusion 
that the Thai Ajinomoto financial statements constituted a better 
source for calculating surrogate financial ratios than the Thai 
Fermentation statements, and granted Commerce's request for a voluntary 
remand to reconsider its allocation of energy consumed at Fufeng's 
Neimenggu plant between the production of subject and non-subject 
merchandise.\5\
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    \1\ See Xanthan Gum from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 78 FR 33351 (June 4, 
2013) (Final Determination) and accompanying Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.
    \2\ See Xanthan Gum from the People's Republic of China: Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping 
Duty Order, 78 FR 43143 (July 19, 2013) (Amended Final Determination 
and Order).
    \3\ Id., 78 FR at 43144.
    \4\ See CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, Ct. No. 13-00288, 
Slip Op. 15-27 (CIT Mar. 31, 2015) (CP Kelco I).
    \5\ Id. at 2-3, 11-15, 32-34.
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    Pursuant to a series of remand orders issued by the CIT that 
resulted in four remand redeterminations, Commerce adjusted its 
allocation of energy consumed at Fufeng's Neimenggu plant

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and revised Fufeng's weighted-average dumping margin by using Thai 
Fermentation's financial statements to derive the surrogate financial 
ratios.\6\ After using Thai Fermentation's financial statements to 
calculate surrogate financial ratios, Commerce calculated a weighted-
average dumping margin of 0.00 percent for Fufeng.\7\ On September 17, 
2018, the CIT sustained Commerce's fourth remand redetermination.\8\ 
Pursuant to the CIT's final judgment, Commerce amended the Final 
Determination and Amended Final Determination and Order and excluded 
merchandise produced and exported by Fufeng from the order.\9\
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    \6\ Id.; see also CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, Ct. No. 
13-00288, Slip Op. 16-36 (CIT Apr. 8, 2016) (CP Kelco II); CP Kelco 
US, Inc. v. United States, 211 F. Supp. 3d 1338 (CIT 2017) (CP Kelco 
III); and CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, Ct. No. 13-00288, Slip 
Op. 18-36 (CIT Apr. 5, 2018) (CP Kelco IV).
    \7\ See Final Results of Fourth Redetermination Pursuant to 
Court Order, dated July 5, 2018, at 12.
    \8\ See CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, Ct. No. 13-00288, 
Slip Op. 18-120 (CIT Sept. 17, 2018) (CP Kelco V).
    \9\ See Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Notice 
of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Amended Final Determination in 
Less Than Fair Value Investigation; Notice of Amended Final 
Determination Pursuant to Court Decision; Notice of Revocation of 
Antidumping Duty Order in Part; and Discontinuation of Fourth and 
Fifth Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews in Part, 83 FR 52205 
(October 16, 2018) (Timken Notice).
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    CP Kelco U.S. appealed the CIT's decision upholding Commerce's 
treatment of Xanthomonas Campestris (X. Campestris) as an asset in its 
final determination, rather than a direct material input, and 
Commerce's use, in its remand redetermination, of Thai Fermentation's 
financial statements to calculate surrogate financial ratios rather 
than Thai Ajinomoto's financial statements.\10\ On February 10, 2020, 
the CAFC issued an opinion: (1) Affirming the CIT's decision sustaining 
Commerce's treatment of X. Campestris as an asset; and (2) reversing 
the CIT's decision regarding Commerce's use of Thai Fermentation's 
financial statements to calculate surrogate financial ratios and 
reinstating Commerce's original determination to use Thai Ajinomoto's 
financial statements in calculating those ratios.
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    \10\ See CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, 949 F.3d 1348 (Fed. 
Cir. 2020).
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    On May 8, 2020, in compliance with the order issued by the CAFC, 
the CIT affirmed Commerce's third remand redetermination, wherein we 
``calculated a dumping margin of 8.69% for Fufeng by treating X. 
campestris as an asset, and by using data in Thai Ajinomoto financial 
statements'' to calculate surrogate financial ratios.\11\ The CIT found 
that Commerce's third remand redetermination ``comports with the 
{CAFC's{time}  decision in its entirety.'' \12\
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    \11\ See CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States, Ct. No. 13-00288, 
Slip Op. 20-62 (CIT May 8, 2020).
    \12\ Id. at *4.
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Third Amended Final Determination

    Because there is now a final and conclusive court decision, 
Commerce is amending the Final Determination and Amended Final 
Determination and Order with respect to Fufeng. The revised weighted-
average dumping margin for Fufeng for the period October 1, 2011 
through March 31, 2012 is as follows:

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                                                             Weighted-
                                                              average
             Exporter                     Producer            dumping
                                                              margin
                                                             (percent)
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Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies,   Neimenggu Fufeng                8.69
 Co., Ltd. (aka Inner Mongolia       Biotechnologies,
 Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.)/  Co., Ltd. (aka
 Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co.,   Inner Mongolia
 Ltd.                                Fufeng
                                     Biotechnologies
                                     Co., Ltd.)/Shandong
                                     Fufeng Fermentation
                                     Co., Ltd.
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    As a result of this amended final determination, in which Commerce 
has calculated an estimated weighted-average dumping margin of 8.69 
percent for Fufeng, merchandise from the producer-exporter combination 
above will be subject to the antidumping duty (AD) order on xanthan gum 
from China. Additionally, we will instruct United States Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of, and to require a 
cash deposit of 0.00 percent \13\ for, all unliquidated entries of 
subject merchandise from the producer-exporter combination referenced 
above which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption 
after February 20, 2020, which is 10 days after the CAFC's final 
decision, in accordance with section 516A of the Act.
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    \13\ This is the cash deposit rate determined for Fufeng in the 
2015-2016 AD administrative review of xanthan gum from China. See 
Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 
the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination 
of No Shipments; 2015-2016; 83 FR 6513, 6514 (February 14, 2018).
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Results of Discontinued Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews for 
Fufeng

    In the Timken Notice, Commerce amended the final determination in 
this proceeding and stated that ``{a{time} s a result of this amended 
final determination, in which Commerce has calculated an estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent for Fufeng, Commerce is 
hereby excluding merchandise from the above producer-exporter 
combination from the antidumping duty order.'' \14\ Commerce explained 
in the Timken Notice that:
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    \14\ Timken Notice, 83 FR at 52206.

{a{time} s a result of the exclusion, Commerce (1) is discontinuing 
the ongoing fourth and fifth administrative reviews, in part, with 
respect to Fufeng's entries during those periods of review; and (2) 
will not initiate any new administrative reviews of Fufeng's entries 
pursuant to the antidumping order.\15\
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    \15\ Id.

    When Commerce published the final results of the fourth and fifth 
administrative reviews of the AD order on xanthan gum from China, 
merchandise from the above-referenced producer-exporter combination was 
no longer subject to that order due to the CIT's decision, and the CAFC 
had not reversed the CIT's decision.\16\ However, subsequent to 
Commerce issuing those final results of reviews, the CAFC reversed the 
CIT's decision. Based on the CAFC's decision, Fufeng is subject to the 
AD order on xanthan gum from China. Therefore, we will resume the 
fourth and fifth administrative reviews of that order with specific 
regard to Fufeng.\17\ We will not revisit these reviews for any company 
other than

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Fufeng.\18\ For the fourth review, because we already issued 
preliminary results covering Fufeng and case briefs regarding those 
results were filed, we will consider the case briefs as they pertain to 
Fufeng and issue the final results of review with respect to Fufeng. 
For the fifth review, because we already selected mandatory 
respondents, other than Fufeng, and issued final results with respect 
to those respondents, we will analyze Fufeng's separate rate 
certification and issue preliminary results regarding Fufeng's separate 
rate status. We will set a briefing period to allow interested parties 
to comment on our separate rates determination for Fufeng before 
issuing the final results of review with respect to Fufeng.
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    \16\ See Xanthan Gum from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Final 
Determination of No Shipments, Partial Discontinuation of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017, 83 FR 65143 
(December 19, 2018); Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Final Determination of No Shipments; 2017-2018; 84 FR 64831 
(November 25, 2019).
    \17\ The fourth review covers the period July 1, 2016 through 
June 30, 2017. The fifth review covers the period July 1, 2017 
through June 30, 2018.
    \18\ Fufeng refers to the collapsed entity Inner Mongolia Fufeng 
Biotechnologies Co., Ltd./Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. 
(aka Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd)/Shandong Fufeng 
Fermentation Co., Ltd./Xinjiang Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.
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    At this time, Commerce remains enjoined by Court order from 
liquidating entries of subject merchandise that: (1) Was produced and 
exported by Fufeng, and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption during the period July 19, 2013 through June 30, 2014 (with 
the exception of such merchandise entered by the company named in CBP 
message number 7352304, dated December 18, 2017); (2) was produced and 
exported by Fufeng, and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption during the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, by 
East West Technologies Inc.; and (3) was produced and exported by 
Fufeng, and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption 
during the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, by LABH Inc., 
designated as Entry No. 22703189153, with an entry date of July 7, 
2014, and Fufeng's Invoice No. MEU14088. These entries will remain 
enjoined pursuant to the terms of the injunction during the pendency of 
any appeals process.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 
516A(c)(1) and (e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.

    Dated: June 29, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-14678 Filed 7-7-20; 8:45 am]
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