Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020, 7357-7358 [2021-01906]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 17 / Thursday, January 28, 2021 / Notices revoked, is provided in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 A list of the sections in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this notice. 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 http:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1), 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail are weighted-average dumping margins up to 145.18 percent. Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as the only 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. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or the conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii). Dated: January 22, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 5 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2021–01909 Filed 1–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–836] Glycine From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019– 2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that certain companies covered by this administrative review made no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2019, through February 29, 2020. Commerce also continues to find that Avid Organics Private Limited (Avid) is part of the China-wide entity. DATES: Applicable January 28, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5760. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: On October 22, 2020, Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People’s Republic of China (China) covering the POR.1 We received comments from interested parties with respect the Preliminary Results. The deadline for these final results of review is February 19, 2021. We conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The product covered by this antidumping duty order is glycine, which is a free-flowing crystalline material, like salt or sugar. Glycine is produced at varying levels of purity and is used as a sweetener/taste enhancer, a 1 See Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019–2020, 85 FR 67332 (October 22, 2020) (Preliminary Results). PO 00000 Frm 00005 buffering agent, reabsorbable amino acid, chemical intermediate, and a metal complexing agent. This proceeding includes glycine of all purity levels. Glycine is currently classified under subheading 2922.49.4020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).2 Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received The sole issue raised with respect to the Preliminary Results by parties to this administrative review is addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 The issue raised by parties and the other areas covered in the Issues and Decision Memroandum are identified in the appendix to this notice. 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. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes From the Preliminary Results We made no revisions to the Preliminary Results. Final Determination of No Shipments Background Scope of the Order Appendix—Sections in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation 7357 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We preliminarily determined that Studio Disrupt, Mulji Mehta Enterprises, Kumar Industries, and Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co., Ltd., did not have shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.4 After the Preliminary Results, we received no comments or additional information with respect to these four companies. Therefore, for the final results, we 2 In separate scope rulings, Commerce determined that: (a) D(-) Phenylglycine Ethyl Dane Salt is outside the scope of the order and (b) Chineseglycine exported from India remains the same class or kind of merchandise as the China-origin glycine imported into India. See Notice of Scope Rulings and Anticircumvention Inquiries, 62 FR 62288 (November 21, 1997) and Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Final Partial Affirmative Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73426 (December 10, 2012), respectively. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Administrative Review; 2019–2020,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 4 See Preliminary Results, 85 FR at 67322–23. E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 7358 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 17 / Thursday, January 28, 2021 / Notices continue to find that these four companies did not have shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. We will issue appropriate instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) based on these final results. China-Wide Entity In the Preliminary Results, we found that Avid is ineligible for a separate rate and treated it as a part of the Chinawide entity. For the final results, Commerce continues to find Avid ineligible for a separate rate and to treat it as a part of the China-wide entity. Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b), Commerce will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review.5 Consistent with its recent notice,6 Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review in the Federal Register. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of publication). We will instruct CBP to liquidate entries of subject merchandise exported by the China-wide entity at the China-wide rate of 155.89 percent.7 Consistent with Commerce’s assessment practice in nonmarket economy cases, for the companies which Commerce determined had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries made under those exporters’ case numbers (i.e., at the exporters’ rates) will be liquidated at the China-wide rate.8 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this review for shipments of subject merchandise from China entered, or 5 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Notice of Discontinuation of Policy to Issue Liquidation Instructions After 15 Days in Applicable Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Proceedings, 86 FR 3995 (January 15, 2021). 7 See Glycine from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results; 2015–2016, 83 FR 49363 (October 1, 2018) for the calculation of the China-wide rate. 8 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). 6 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (2) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for the China-wide entity, i.e., 155.89 percent; and (3) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter that supplied that nonChinese exporter. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Reimbursement of Duties 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 POR. 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. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a final 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(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 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 sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties The final results of this administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 22, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Final Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Issue Comment: Rescission Request V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–01906 Filed 1–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–817] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam were not sold in the United States at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable January 28, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2924. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 12, 2019, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on OCTG from Vietnam.1 The review covers SeAH Steel VINA Corporation (SeAH VINA) and its U.S. affiliate Pusan Pipe America, Inc. (Pusan Pipe) (collectively, SSV).2 On April 24, 2020, Commerce 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 61011 (November 12, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 2 Pusan Pipe is the importer of record for all of SeAH VINA’s shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. See SSV December 13, 2019 Section A Questionnaire Response at 1. E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 17 (Thursday, January 28, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-836]


Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that 
certain companies covered by this administrative review made no 
shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) 
March 1, 2019, through February 29, 2020. Commerce also continues to 
find that Avid Organics Private Limited (Avid) is part of the China-
wide entity.

DATES: Applicable January 28, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5760.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 22, 2020, Commerce published the preliminary results of 
the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from 
the People's Republic of China (China) covering the POR.\1\ We received 
comments from interested parties with respect the Preliminary Results. 
The deadline for these final results of review is February 19, 2021. We 
conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary 
Determination of No Shipments; 2019-2020, 85 FR 67332 (October 22, 
2020) (Preliminary Results).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this antidumping duty order is glycine, 
which is a free-flowing crystalline material, like salt or sugar. 
Glycine is produced at varying levels of purity and is used as a 
sweetener/taste enhancer, a buffering agent, reabsorbable amino acid, 
chemical intermediate, and a metal complexing agent. This proceeding 
includes glycine of all purity levels. Glycine is currently classified 
under subheading 2922.49.4020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS).\2\ Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise under the order is dispositive.
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    \2\ In separate scope rulings, Commerce determined that: (a) D(-
) Phenylglycine Ethyl Dane Salt is outside the scope of the order 
and (b) Chinese-glycine exported from India remains the same class 
or kind of merchandise as the China-origin glycine imported into 
India. See Notice of Scope Rulings and Anticircumvention Inquiries, 
62 FR 62288 (November 21, 1997) and Glycine from the People's 
Republic of China: Final Partial Affirmative Determination of 
Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73426 (December 
10, 2012), respectively.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    The sole issue raised with respect to the Preliminary Results by 
parties to this administrative review is addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.\3\ The issue raised by parties and the other areas 
covered in the Issues and Decision Memroandum are identified in the 
appendix to this notice. 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. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic 
versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Glycine from the People's Republic of 
China: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of 
Administrative Review; 2019-2020,'' dated concurrently with, and 
hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Changes From the Preliminary Results

    We made no revisions to the Preliminary Results.

Final Determination of No Shipments

    We preliminarily determined that Studio Disrupt, Mulji Mehta 
Enterprises, Kumar Industries, and Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co., 
Ltd., did not have shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.\4\ 
After the Preliminary Results, we received no comments or additional 
information with respect to these four companies. Therefore, for the 
final results, we

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continue to find that these four companies did not have shipments of 
subject merchandise during the POR. We will issue appropriate 
instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) based on these 
final results.
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    \4\ See Preliminary Results, 85 FR at 67322-23.
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China-Wide Entity

    In the Preliminary Results, we found that Avid is ineligible for a 
separate rate and treated it as a part of the China-wide entity. For 
the final results, Commerce continues to find Avid ineligible for a 
separate rate and to treat it as a part of the China-wide entity.

Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b), 
Commerce will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on 
all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the 
final results of this review.\5\ Consistent with its recent notice,\6\ 
Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier 
than 35 days after the date of publication of the final results of this 
review in the Federal Register. If a timely summons is filed at the 
U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will 
direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties 
to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 
90 days of publication). We will instruct CBP to liquidate entries of 
subject merchandise exported by the China-wide entity at the China-wide 
rate of 155.89 percent.\7\ Consistent with Commerce's assessment 
practice in non-market economy cases, for the companies which Commerce 
determined had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended 
entries made under those exporters' case numbers (i.e., at the 
exporters' rates) will be liquidated at the China-wide rate.\8\
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \6\ See Notice of Discontinuation of Policy to Issue Liquidation 
Instructions After 15 Days in Applicable Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Proceedings, 86 FR 3995 (January 
15, 2021).
    \7\ See Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Notice of 
Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of the Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results; 
2015-2016, 83 FR 49363 (October 1, 2018) for the calculation of the 
China-wide rate.
    \8\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this review for shipments of 
subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by 
sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or 
reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters that received a separate 
rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will 
continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (2) for all Chinese 
exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be 
entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for 
the China-wide entity, i.e., 155.89 percent; and (3) for all non-
Chinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their 
own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the 
Chinese exporter that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. These cash 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

Reimbursement of Duties

    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 POR. 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.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a final 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(a)(3), which 
continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
the proceeding. 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 sanctionable violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    The final results of this administrative review are issued and 
published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: January 22, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Final Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Issue
    Comment: Rescission Request
V. Recommendation

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