Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 44856-44858 [2020-16092]

Download as PDF 44856 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices Commerce’s ‘‘reseller policy’’ will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a reseller, trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.19 We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Notification to Importers Cash Deposit Requirements Dated: July 17, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES The following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the exporters listed above will be equal to the weightedaverage dumping margin established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific cash deposit rate published for the most recently completed segment; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the original less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation, but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate established for the most recently completed segment for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 5.40 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.20 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 19 For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 20 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-ToLength Plate from Austria, Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 82 FR 24096, 24098 (May 25, 2017). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 This notice serves as a preliminary 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 Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination V. Discussion of the Methodology VI. Currency Conversion VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–16073 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–523–810] Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that OCTAL SAOC–FZC (OCTAL), the sole respondent subject to this antidumping duty (AD) administrative review, did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hill, AD/CVD Operations, AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3518. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 15, 2019, Commerce published a notice initiating an AD administrative review of polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) covering OCTAL for the POR.1 During the course of this administrative review, OCTAL responded to Commerce’s questionnaire and supplemental questionnaires and the petitioners filed multiple submissions. For further details, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.2 On January 6, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results of this review from January 31, 2020 to May 29, 2020.3 On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for these preliminary results until July 20, 2020.4 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is PET resin having an intrinsic viscosity of at least 0.70, but not more than 0.88, deciliters per gram. The merchandise subject to this order is properly classified under subheadings 3907.60.00.30, 3907.61.0000, 3907.61.0010, 3907.61.0050, 3907.69.0000, 3907.69.0010, and 3907.69.0050 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).5 Although the HTSUS 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2018–2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from the Sultanate of Oman,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from the Sultanate of Oman: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated January 6, 2020. 4 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. 5 On January 27, 2017, Commerce added HTS numbers 3907.61.0000 and 3907.69.0000 to the Case Reference File. See Commerce Memorandum re: ‘‘Request from Customs and Border Protection to Update the ACE Case Reference File: Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin form the Sultanate of Oman (A–523–810) dated January 31, 2017. Further, on February 28, 2019, Commerce added HTS numbers 3907.61.0010, 3907.61.0050, 3907.69.0010 and E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by this order is dispositive. For a full description of the scope of the order, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.7 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to submit with each brief: (1) A statement of the Methodology issue, (2) a brief summary of the Commerce is conducting this review argument, and (3) a table of authorities.8 in accordance with section 751(a) of the Executive summaries should be limited Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). to five pages total, including footnotes.9 Export price has been calculated in Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed accordance with section 772 of the Act. using ACCESS.10 Note that Commerce Normal value was calculated in has temporarily modified certain of its accordance with section 773 of the Act. requirements for serving documents For a full description of the containing business proprietary methodology underlying our information, until further notice.11 conclusions, see the Preliminary Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), any Decision Memorandum. A list of the interested party may request a hearing topics discussed in the Preliminary within 30 days of the publication of this Decision Memorandum is attached as an notice in the Federal Register. If a appendix to this notice. The Preliminary hearing is requested, Commerce will Decision Memorandum is a public notify interested parties of the hearing document and is on file electronically date and time. Interested parties who via Enforcement and Compliance’s wish to request a hearing must submit Antidumping and Countervailing Duty a written request to the Assistant Centralized Electronic Service System Secretary for Enforcement and (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to Compliance, filed electronically via registered users at http:// ACCESS within 30 days after the date of access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete publication of this notice. Requests version of the Preliminary Decision should contain: (1) The party’s name, Memorandum can be accessed directly address, and telephone number; (2) the at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. number of hearing participants; and (3) The signed Preliminary Decision a list of the issues to be discussed in the Memorandum and the electronic hearing. Issues raised in the hearing will version of the Preliminary Decision be limited to those raised in the Memorandum are identical in content. respective case and rebuttal briefs. We intend to issue the final results of Preliminary Results of Review this administrative review, including Commerce preliminarily determines the results of our analysis of issues that the following weighted-average raised by the parties in the written dumping margin exists for the period comments, within 120 days of May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019: publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless Weightedotherwise extended.12 average Manufacturer/exporter margin (percent) jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, OCTAL SAOC—FZC .................. 0.00 Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Disclosure and Public Comment shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries in accordance with Commerce intends to disclose the 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). We will calculate calculations used in its analysis to importer-specific assessment rates equal interested parties in this review within to the ratio of the total amount of five days of the date of publication of dumping calculated for examined U.S. this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties are invited sales of merchandise imported by a particular importer, to the total entered to comment on the preliminary results value of the reported U.S. sales in of this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). submit case briefs no later than 30 days 8 See 3907.69.0050 to the Case Reference File. See Memorandum, ‘‘Request from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Update the ACE Case Reference File: Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from the Sultanate of Oman (A–523–810),’’ dated February 28, 2019. 6 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 9 Id. 19 CFR 351.303. Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 12 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). PO 00000 10 See 11 See Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44857 accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).13 Where the respondent’s weightedaverage dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.14 The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise under review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.15 For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by the respondent for which it did not know that its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of PET resin from Oman entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice of the final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for OCTAL will be equal to the weightedaverage dumping margin established in the final results of this review (except, if the weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required); (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-thanfair-value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the most recently completed segment of the proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit 13 In these preliminary 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) (Final Modification for Reviews). 14 See Final Modification for Reviews, 77 FR at 8103; see also 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 15 See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 44858 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 7.62 percent ad valorem, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.16 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Dated: July 20, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. APPENDIX List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Particular Market Situation Allegation (PMS) V. Discussion of the Methodology A. Date of Sale B. Normal Value Comparisons C. Product Comparisons D. EP/CEP E. Normal Value VI. Currency Conversion VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–16092 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 16 See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada, the People’s Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determination (Sultanate of Oman) and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 27979 (May 6, 2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–891] Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that POSCO, a producer and exporter of carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) October 31, 2017 through April 30, 2019. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lingjun Wang, 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) 482–2316. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce is conducting the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wire rod from Korea in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On December 11, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated this administrative review of the Order covering POSCO, the sole producer and exporter of the subject merchandise.2 On January 29, 2020, we extended the time limit for the preliminary results of this review from 245 days to 364 days.3 1 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy, the Republic of Korea, Spain, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determinations for Spain and the Republic of Turkey, 83 FR 23417 (May 21, 2018) (Order); see also Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 84 FR 13888 (April 8, 2019); and Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 84 FR 27582 (June 13, 2019). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2019,’’ dated January 29, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for these results until July 20, 2020.4 For a detailed description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, dated concurrently with these preliminary results and hereby adopted by this notice.5 Scope of the Order The scope of the Order includes certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately round cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid crosssectional diameter. Excluded from the scope are grade 1078 and higher tire cord quality wire rod to be used in the production of tire cord wire. Also, excluded from the scope are valve spring quality (VSQ) steel products which is defined as wire rod. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act. Constructed export prices are calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary 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 http://access.trade.gov. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results We preliminarily determine the following weighted-average dumping 4 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. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea; 2017–2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 6 Id. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 143 (Friday, July 24, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-523-810]


Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the Sultanate of Oman: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-
2019

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that OCTAL SAOC-FZC (OCTAL), the sole respondent subject to this 
antidumping duty (AD) administrative review, did not make sales of 
subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of 
review (POR) May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on these preliminary results of review.

DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hill, 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) 482-3518.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 15, 2019, Commerce published a notice initiating an AD 
administrative review of polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) 
from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) covering OCTAL for the POR.\1\ During 
the course of this administrative review, OCTAL responded to Commerce's 
questionnaire and supplemental questionnaires and the petitioners filed 
multiple submissions. For further details, see the accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\2\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the 2018-2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of 
Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from the Sultanate of Oman,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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    On January 6, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the 
preliminary results of this review from January 31, 2020 to May 29, 
2020.\3\ On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in 
administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for 
these preliminary results until July 20, 2020.\4\
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from the 
Sultanate of Oman: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated January 6, 2020.
    \4\ 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.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is PET resin having an 
intrinsic viscosity of at least 0.70, but not more than 0.88, 
deciliters per gram. The merchandise subject to this order is properly 
classified under subheadings 3907.60.00.30, 3907.61.0000, 3907.61.0010, 
3907.61.0050, 3907.69.0000, 3907.69.0010, and 3907.69.0050 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).\5\ Although 
the HTSUS

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subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise covered by this order is 
dispositive. For a full description of the scope of the order, see 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\6\
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    \5\ On January 27, 2017, Commerce added HTS numbers 3907.61.0000 
and 3907.69.0000 to the Case Reference File. See Commerce Memorandum 
re: ``Request from Customs and Border Protection to Update the ACE 
Case Reference File: Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin form the 
Sultanate of Oman (A-523-810) dated January 31, 2017. Further, on 
February 28, 2019, Commerce added HTS numbers 3907.61.0010, 
3907.61.0050, 3907.69.0010 and 3907.69.0050 to the Case Reference 
File. See Memorandum, ``Request from U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection to Update the ACE Case Reference File: Polyethylene 
Terephthalate Resin from the Sultanate of Oman (A-523-810),'' dated 
February 28, 2019.
    \6\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price 
has been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal 
value was calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a 
full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of the topics discussed in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this 
notice. The Preliminary 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 http://access.trade.gov. In 
addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Results of Review

    Commerce preliminarily determines that the following weighted-
average dumping margin exists for the period May 1, 2018 through April 
30, 2019:

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OCTAL SAOC--FZC.............................................        0.00
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations used in its analysis 
to interested parties in this review within five days of the date of 
publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). 
Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of 
this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties 
may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised 
in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the time 
limit for filing case briefs.\7\ Parties who submit case briefs or 
rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to submit with each 
brief: (1) A statement of the issue, (2) a brief summary of the 
argument, and (3) a table of authorities.\8\ Executive summaries should 
be limited to five pages total, including footnotes.\9\ Case and 
rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.\10\ Note that Commerce 
has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving 
documents containing business proprietary information, until further 
notice.\11\
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \9\ Id.
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
    \11\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 
10, 2020).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), any interested party may request a 
hearing within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. If a hearing is requested, Commerce will notify interested 
parties of the hearing date and time. Interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via 
ACCESS within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. 
Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone 
number; (2) the number of hearing participants; and (3) a list of the 
issues to be discussed in the hearing. Issues raised in the hearing 
will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal 
briefs.
    We intend to issue the final results of this administrative review, 
including the results of our analysis of issues raised by the parties 
in the written comments, within 120 days of publication of these 
preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless otherwise 
extended.\12\
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    \12\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.213(h)(1).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce will determine, and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1). We will calculate importer-specific assessment rates 
equal to the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for 
examined U.S. sales of merchandise imported by a particular importer, 
to the total entered value of the reported U.S. sales in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\13\ Where the respondent's weighted-average 
dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific 
assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to 
liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping 
duties.\14\ The final results of this review shall be the basis for the 
assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise under review 
and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.\15\
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    \13\ In these preliminary 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) (Final Modification for 
Reviews).
    \14\ See Final Modification for Reviews, 77 FR at 8103; see also 
19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
    \15\ See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.
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    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by the 
respondent for which it did not know that its merchandise was destined 
for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries 
at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in the transaction.
    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
the date of publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of PET resin from Oman entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice of 
the final results of this administrative review, as provided for by 
section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for OCTAL 
will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the 
final results of this review (except, if the weighted-average dumping 
margin is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required); (2) 
for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in 
this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash 
deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published 
for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the 
manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a 
firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair-
value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate 
will be the rate established in the most recently completed segment of 
the proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the 
cash deposit

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rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 7.62 
percent ad valorem, the all-others rate established in the less-than-
fair-value investigation.\16\ These cash deposit requirements, when 
imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \16\ See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada, 
the People's Republic of China, India,
    and the Sultanate of Oman: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping 
Determination (Sultanate
    of Oman) and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 27979 (May 6, 2016).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 Commerce's presumption that reimbursement 
of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double 
antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These preliminary results of administrative review are issued and 
published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).

    Dated: July 20, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

APPENDIX

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Particular Market Situation Allegation (PMS)
V. Discussion of the Methodology
    A. Date of Sale
    B. Normal Value Comparisons
    C. Product Comparisons
    D. EP/CEP
    E. Normal Value
VI. Currency Conversion
VII. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2020-16092 Filed 7-23-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P