Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene From the Republic of Korea: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 43813 [2020-15601]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–907] Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene From the Republic of Korea: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable July 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darla Brown or Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1791 or (202) 482–4798, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 24, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene from the Republic of Korea.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than August 11, 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 a 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 1 See Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene from the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Less-ThanFair-Value Investigation, 85 FR 17861 (March 31, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On June 24, 2020, the petitioner 2 submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determination in this LTFV investigation.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement of the preliminary determination to allow Commerce to review supplemental questionnaire responses it has not yet received, to permit a thorough investigation, and ensure the calculation of an accurate dumping margin.4 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to September 30, 2020, 190 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination of this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless extended. 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: July 11, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–15601 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–113] Certain Collated Steel Staples From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on the affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), AGENCY: petitioner is Celanese Corporation. Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Petitioners for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene from the Republic of Korea: Petitioner’s Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated June 24, 2020. 4 Id. PO 00000 2 The 3 See Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43813 Commerce is issuing its countervailing duty order on certain collated steel staples (collated staples) from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable July 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Palmer or Joshua Simonidis, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–9068 or (202) 482–0608, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 2, 2020, Commerce published its Final Determination in the countervailing duty investigation of collated staples from China.1 On July 13, 2020, the ITC notified Commerce of its final affirmative determination pursuant to sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of collated staples from China, and of its determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of collated staples from China.2 Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is collated staples from China. For a complete description of the scope of this order, see the appendix to this notice. Countervailing Duty Order On July 13, 2020, in accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of collated staples from China.3 In accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this countervailing duty order. Therefore, in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act, Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, countervailing duties on unliquidated entries of collated staples from China entered, or withdrawn from 1 See Certain Collated Steel Staples from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 85 FR 33626 (June 2, 2020) (Final Determination), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 2 See ITC Notification Letter, Investigation Nos. 701–TA–626 and 731–TA–1452 (July 13, 2020). 3 Id. E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-907]


Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene From the Republic of 
Korea: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-
Value Investigation

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

DATES: Applicable July 20, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darla Brown or Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1791 or (202) 482-4798, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 24, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
a less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of ultra-high 
molecular weight polyethylene from the Republic of Korea.\1\ Currently, 
the preliminary determination is due no later than August 11, 2020.
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    \1\ See Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene from the 
Republic of Korea: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 
85 FR 17861 (March 31, 2020).
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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 a 
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 June 24, 2020, the petitioner \2\ submitted a timely request 
that Commerce postpone the preliminary determination in this LTFV 
investigation.\3\ The petitioner stated that it requests postponement 
of the preliminary determination to allow Commerce to review 
supplemental questionnaire responses it has not yet received, to permit 
a thorough investigation, and ensure the calculation of an accurate 
dumping margin.\4\
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    \2\ The petitioner is Celanese Corporation.
    \3\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Petitioners for the Imposition of 
Antidumping Duties on Imports of Ultra-High Molecular Weight 
Polyethylene from the Republic of Korea: Petitioner's Request for 
Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,'' dated June 24, 
2020.
    \4\ Id.
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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the 
reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, 
and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, 
in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is 
postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to September 
30, 2020, 190 days after the date on which this investigation was 
initiated. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination of this 
investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the 
preliminary determination, unless extended.

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: July 11, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-15601 Filed 7-17-20; 8:45 am]
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