Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 42350-42351 [2020-15152]

Download as PDF 42350 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices disclosure of which would be likely to frustrate significantly implementation of an agency action as described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and l0(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–15168 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–848] Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 8, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (stilbenic OBAs) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. For the final results of this review, we continue to find that Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd. (TFM) has made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the POR. DATES: Applicable July 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Hansen, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3683. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 8, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stilbenic OBAs from Taiwan.1 The administrative review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, TFM. We gave interested parties an opportunity to 1 See Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019, 85 FR 27361 (May 8, 2020) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments. Hence, these final results are unchanged from the Preliminary Results. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On January 14, 2020, we extended the due date for the preliminary results of this review from January 31, 2020 to May 22, 2020. On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days. As a result of Commerce’s tolling of deadlines, the deadline for the preliminary results of this review was revised to July 13, 2020, and the current deadline for the final results of this review is now October 13, 2020.2 Scope of the Order The stilbenic OBAs covered by this order are all forms (whether free acid or salt) of compounds known as triazinylaminostilbenes (i.e., all derivatives of 4,4′-bis [1,3,5-triazin-2yl] 3 amino- 2,2′-stilbenedisulfonic acid), except for compounds listed in the following paragraph. The stilbenic OBAs covered by this order include final stilbenic OBA products, as well as intermediate products that are themselves triazinylaminostilbenes produced during the synthesis of stilbenic OBA products. Excluded from this order are all forms of 4,4′-bis[4-anilino-6-morpholino-1,3,5triazin-2-yl] 4 amino-2,2′stilbenedisulfonic acid, C40H40N12O8S2 (‘‘Fluorescent Brightener 71’’). This order covers the above-described compounds in any state (including but not limited to powder, slurry, or solution), of any concentrations of active stilbenic OBA ingredient, as well as any compositions regardless of additives (i.e., mixtures or blends, whether of stilbenic OBAs with each other, or of stilbenic OBAs with additives that are not stilbenic OBAs), and in any type of packaging. These stilbenic OBAs are classifiable under subheading 3204.20.8000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID–19,’’ dated April 24, 2020. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 50 days. Commerce’s practice dictates that, where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day (in this instance, October 13, 2020). See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 3 The brackets in this sentence are part of the chemical formula. 4 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 United States (HTSUS), but they may also enter under subheadings 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 2921.59.8090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Final Results of the Administrative Review As a result of this administrative review, we determine that a weightedaverage dumping margin exists for the POR. Producer/exporter Teh Fong Min International Co., Ltd ......................................... Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 4.61 Assessment Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b), Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. For TFM, we calculated importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for each importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).5 For entries of subject merchandise during the period of review produced by TFM for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate companies involved in the transaction. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements for estimated antidumping duties will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of this review for all shipments of stilbenic OBAs from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 5 In these final results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for TFM will be 4.61 percent, the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by companies not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 6.19 percent, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation, adjusted for the export-subsidy rate in the companion countervailing duty investigation. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this period of review. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: July 8, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–15152 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–523–812] Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From Oman: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Oman for the period of review (POR) December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or 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) 482–5973 or (202) 482–9068, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 6, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Oman.1 Pursuant to requests from interested parties, Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to four companies, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 Subsequent to the initiation of the administrative review, the domestic interested parties 3 timely withdrew their request for an administrative review of three companies, as discussed below. No other party requested an administrative review of these companies. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested a review 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 66880 (December 6, 2019). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 6896 (February 6, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 3 Collectively, the domestic interested parties are Nucor Tubular Products Inc., Wheatland Tube Company, and Bull Moose Tube. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42351 withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation.4 The request for an administrative review was withdrawn by the established deadline for the following companies: Al Samna Metal Manufacturing & Trading Company LLC; Bollore Logistics (Oman) LLC; and Transworld Shipping Trading & Logistics Services LLC.5 As a result, Commerce is rescinding this review with respect to these three companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). The review will continue with respect to Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG.6 Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(l)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues 4 On April 24, 2020, Commerce decided to toll all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days. See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID–19,’’ dated April 24, 2020. Therefore, Commerce tolled the deadline for the withdrawal of the request for this administrative review until June 25, 2020. 5 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from Oman: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated June 25, 2020. 6 See Initiation Notice, 85 FR at 6898. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-848]


Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019

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

SUMMARY: On May 8, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents 
(stilbenic OBAs) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2018 
through April 30, 2019. For the final results of this review, we 
continue to find that Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd. (TFM) has 
made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the 
POR.

DATES: Applicable July 14, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Hansen, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3683.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 8, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stilbenic OBAs 
from Taiwan.\1\ The administrative review covers one producer/exporter 
of the subject merchandise, TFM. We gave interested parties an 
opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no 
comments. Hence, these final results are unchanged from the Preliminary 
Results. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-
2019, 85 FR 27361 (May 8, 2020) (Preliminary Results).
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    On January 14, 2020, we extended the due date for the preliminary 
results of this review from January 31, 2020 to May 22, 2020. On April 
24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 
days. As a result of Commerce's tolling of deadlines, the deadline for 
the preliminary results of this review was revised to July 13, 2020, 
and the current deadline for the final results of this review is now 
October 13, 2020.\2\
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    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to 
Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19,'' dated April 24, 2020. All 
deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 50 
days. Commerce's practice dictates that, where a deadline falls on a 
weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next 
business day (in this instance, October 13, 2020). See Notice of 
Clarification: Application of ``Next Business Day'' Rule for 
Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 
1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).
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Scope of the Order

    The stilbenic OBAs covered by this order are all forms (whether 
free acid or salt) of compounds known as triazinylaminostilbenes (i.e., 
all derivatives of 4,4'-bis [1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] \3\ amino- 2,2'-
stilbenedisulfonic acid), except for compounds listed in the following 
paragraph. The stilbenic OBAs covered by this order include final 
stilbenic OBA products, as well as intermediate products that are 
themselves triazinylaminostilbenes produced during the synthesis of 
stilbenic OBA products.
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    \3\ The brackets in this sentence are part of the chemical 
formula.
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    Excluded from this order are all forms of 4,4'-bis[4-anilino-6-
morpholino-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] \4\ amino-2,2'-stilbenedisulfonic acid, 
C40H40N12O8S2 (``Fluorescent Brightener 71''). This order covers the 
above-described compounds in any state (including but not limited to 
powder, slurry, or solution), of any concentrations of active stilbenic 
OBA ingredient, as well as any compositions regardless of additives 
(i.e., mixtures or blends, whether of stilbenic OBAs with each other, 
or of stilbenic OBAs with additives that are not stilbenic OBAs), and 
in any type of packaging.
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    \4\ Id.
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    These stilbenic OBAs are classifiable under subheading 3204.20.8000 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), but 
they may also enter under subheadings 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 
2921.59.8090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise is dispositive.

Final Results of the Administrative Review

    As a result of this administrative review, we determine that a 
weighted-average dumping margin exists for the POR.

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                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
                     Producer/exporter                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                              (percent)
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Teh Fong Min International Co., Ltd........................         4.61
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Assessment

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b), 
Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject 
merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. For 
TFM, we calculated importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of 
the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for each 
importer's examined sales and the total entered value of the sales in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\5\
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    \5\ In these final results, Commerce applied the assessment rate 
calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation 
of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in 
Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 
(February 14, 2012).
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    For entries of subject merchandise during the period of review 
produced by TFM for which it did not know its merchandise was destined 
for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed 
entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
companies involved in the transaction. We intend to issue assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final 
results of review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements for estimated antidumping 
duties will be effective upon publication of the notice of final 
results of this review for all shipments of stilbenic OBAs from Taiwan 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
date of publication as provided by section

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751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for TFM will be 4.61 
percent, the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final 
results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by 
companies not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of 
this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-
specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter 
is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original 
investigation but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be 
the rate established for the most recently completed segment for the 
producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other 
producers or exporters will continue to be 6.19 percent, the all-others 
rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation, adjusted 
for the export-subsidy rate in the companion countervailing duty 
investigation. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this period of review. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

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

Notification to Interested Parties

    Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: July 8, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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