Certain Corrosion Inhibitors From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 7532-7535 [2021-01975]

Download as PDF 7532 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 18 / Friday, January 29, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales to the total entered value of those same sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is not zero or de minimis. If Negromex’s weightedaverage dumping margin is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.12 For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Negromex for which it did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate those entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.13 Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 41 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 356.8(a). Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the finals results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Negromex in the final results of review will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by a producer or exporter 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 recentlycompleted segment of this proceeding in which it was reviewed; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review or the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently- completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 19.52 percent,14 the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Final Results of Review section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. 13 For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). Notification to Importers This notice also 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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled 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, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: January 19, 2021. 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. Discussion of the Methodology V. Product Comparisons VI. Date of Sale VII. Constructed Export Price VIII. Normal Value IX. Currency Conversion X. Recommendation VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jan 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 14 See PO 00000 Order, 82 FR at 42791. Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Administration [A–570–122] Certain Corrosion Inhibitors From the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Unless otherwise extended, Commerce intends 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, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). [FR Doc. 2021–01921 Filed 1–28–21; 8:45 am] 12 See DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of certain corrosion inhibitors (corrosion inhibitors) from the People’s Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable January 29, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andre Gziryan, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2201. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 10, 2020, Commerce published its Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of corrosion inhibitors from China.1 For a complete description of the events that followed the Preliminary Determination, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 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 the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. 1 See Certain Corrosion Inhibitors from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 85 FR 55825 (September 10, 2020) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Corrosion Inhibitors from the People’s Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 18 / Friday, January 29, 2021 / Notices Scope Comments No interested party commented on the scope of the investigation. Thus, we have not changed the scope of the investigation. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are corrosion inhibitors from China. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I. Verification Commerce was unable to conduct onsite verification of the information relied upon in making its final determination in this investigation. However, we took additional steps in lieu of an on-site verification to verify the information relied upon in making this final determination, in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).3 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this investigation are discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised in the Issues and Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes to the margin calculations. For a discussion of these changes, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Separate Rate Companies No party commented on our preliminary separate rate determinations with respect to the mandatory respondents and the nonindividually examined companies; 4 thus, there is no basis to reconsider our preliminary determinations with respect to separate rate status, and we have continued to grant them a separate rate in this final determination. China-Wide Entity Rate and the Use of Adverse Facts Available Commerce continues to find that the use of facts available is warranted in determining the rate of the China-wide entity pursuant to sections 776(a)(1) and (a)(2)(A)–(C) of the Act. As discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, Commerce finds that the use of adverse facts available (AFA) is warranted with respect to the China-wide entity because the China-wide entity did not cooperate to the best of its ability to comply with our requests for information and, accordingly, we applied adverse inferences in selecting from the facts available, pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.308(a). For the final determination, as AFA, we are assigning the China-wide entity the highest transaction-specific dumping margin calculated for Botao, 277.90 percent. Because this constitutes primary information, the statutory corroboration requirement in section 776(c) of the Act does not apply. Combination Rates Consistent with the Preliminary Determination and Policy Bulletin 05.1,5 Commerce calculated combination (producer/exporter) rates for the respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation. Final Determination Commerce determines that the following estimated weighted-average dumping margins exist: Estimated weighted-average dumping margin (percent) Cash deposit rate (adjusted for subsidy offsets) (percent) Producer Exporter Nantong Botao Chemical Co., Ltd ....................... Nantong Kanghua Chemical Co., Ltd .................. Nantong Botao Chemical Co., Ltd ....................... Anhui Trust Chem Co., Ltd .................................. Gold Chemical Limited ......................................... Jiangsu Bohan Industry Trade Co., Ltd ............... Jiangyin Gold Fuda Chemical Co., Ltd ................ Ningxia Ruitai Technology Co., Ltd ...................... SHANGHAI SUNTECH BIOCHEMICAL CO., LTD. Nantong Kanghua Chemical Co., Ltd .................. Anhui Trust Chem Co., Ltd .................................. China-Wide Entity ................................................. Jiangyin Delian Chemical Co., Ltd ....................... Jiangyin Delian Chemical Co., Ltd ....................... Nantong Botao Chemical Co., Ltd ....................... Anhui Trust Chem Co., Ltd .................................. Gold Chemical Limited ......................................... Gold Chemical Limited ......................................... Gold Chemical Limited ......................................... Gold Chemical Limited ......................................... Gold Chemical Limited ......................................... 130.52 130.52 139.41 134.97 134.97 134.97 134.97 134.97 134.97 72.50 72.50 101.71 87.11 87.11 87.11 87.11 87.11 87.11 Nantong Kanghua Chemical Co., Ltd .................. Nanjing Trust Chem Co., Ltd ............................... ............................................................................... 134.97 134.97 277.90 87.11 87.11 241.02 Disclosure khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as Appendix II. 7533 We intend to disclose to parties in this proceeding the calculations performed for this final determination within five days of any public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication of the notice of final determination in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). 3 See Commerce’s Letters, dated November 4, 2020; Nantong Botao Chemical Co., Ltd.’s Letter, ‘‘Botao Verification Questionnaire Response,’’ dated November 12, 2020; and Jiangyin Delian Chemical Co., Ltd.’ s Letter, ‘‘Response to Questionnaire VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jan 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of corrosion inhibitors from China, as described in the appendix to this notice, which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 10, 2020, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination of this investigation in the Federal Register. Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act, upon the publication of this notice, Commerce will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the weighted-average amount by which the normal value exceeds U.S. price as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the exporter/producer combinations listed in the table above will be the rate identified in the table; (2) for all Issued in Lieu of Verification,’’ dated November 12, 2020. 4 See Preliminary Determination PDM at 9–12. 5 See Enforcement and Compliance’s Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, regarding, ‘‘Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy Countries,’’ dated April 5, 2005 (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available on Commerce’s website at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull05-1.pdf. Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 7534 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 18 / Friday, January 29, 2021 / Notices combinations of Chinese exporters/ producers of subject merchandise that have not received their own separate rate above, the cash deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate established for the China-wide entity; and (3) for all nonChinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own separate rate above, the cash deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate applicable to the Chinese exporter/ producer combination that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. To determine the cash deposit rate, Commerce normally adjusts the estimated weighted-average dumping margin by the amount of domestic subsidy pass-through and export subsidies determined in a companion countervailing duty (CVD) proceeding when CVD provisional measures are in effect. Accordingly, where Commerce makes an affirmative determination for domestic subsidy pass-through or export subsidies, Commerce offsets the calculated estimated weighted-average dumping margin by the appropriate rates. Commerce continues to find that both Botao and Delian qualify for a double-remedy adjustment. We have continued to adjust the cash deposit rates for Botao, Delian, all nonindividually-examined companies, and the China-wide entity for export subsidies in the companion CVD investigation by the appropriate export subsidy rates 6 as indicated in the above chart. However, suspension of liquidation of provisional measures in the companion CVD case has been discontinued effective November 10, 2020; therefore, we are not instructing CBP to collect cash deposits based upon the adjusted estimated weighted-average dumping margin for those export subsidies and double remedy adjustment at this time. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of the final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or under an administrative protective order (APO), without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 6 See Certain Corrosion Inhibitors from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, dated concurrently with this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jan 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 Compliance. Because the final determination in this proceeding is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of subject merchandise from China no later than 45 days after our final determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated, and all cash deposits posted will be refunded. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce will issue an AD order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition 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 the terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c). Dated: January 25, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is tolyltriazole and benzotriazole. This includes tolyltriazole and benzotriazole of all grades and forms, including their sodium salt forms. Tolyltriazole is technically known as Tolyltriazole IUPAC 4,5 methyl benzotriazole. It can also be identified as 4,5 methyl benzotriazole, tolutriazole, TTA, and TTZ. Benzotriazole is technically known as IUPAC 1,2,3-Benzotriazole. It can also be identified as 1,2,3-Benzotriazole, 1,2Aminozophenylene, lH-Benzotriazole, and BTA. All forms of tolyltriazole and benzotriazole, including but not limited to flakes, granules, pellets, prills, needles, PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 powder, or liquids, are included within the scope of this investigation. The scope includes tolyltriazole/sodium tolyltriazole and benzotriazole/sodium benzotriazole that are combined or mixed with other products. For such combined products, only the tolyltriazole/sodium tolyltriazole and benzotriazole/sodium benzotriazole component is covered by the scope of this investigation. Tolyltriazole and sodium tolyltriazole that have been combined with other products is included within the scope, regardless of whether the combining occurs in third countries. Tolyltriazole, sodium tolyltriazole, benzotriazole and sodium benzotriazole that is otherwise subject to this investigation is not excluded when commingled with tolyltriazole, sodium tolyltriazole, benzotriazole, or sodium benzotriazole from sources not subject to this investigation. Only the subject merchandise component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of this investigation. A combination or mixture is excluded from this investigation if the total tolyltriazole or benzotriazole component of the combination or mixture (regardless of the source or sources) comprises less than 5 percent of the combination or mixture, on a dry weight basis. Notwithstanding the foregoing language, a tolyltriazole or benzotriazole combination or mixture that is transformed through a chemical reaction into another product, such that, for example, the tolyltriazole or benzotriazole can no longer be separated from the other products through a distillation or other process is excluded from this investigation. Tolyltriazole has the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number 299385–43–1. Tolyltriazole is classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2933.99.8220. Sodium Tolyltriazole has the CAS registry number 64665–57–2 and is classified under HTSUS subheading 2933.99.8290. Benzotriazole has the CAS registry number 95–14–7 and is classified under HTSUS subheading 2933.99.8210. Sodium Benzotriazole has the CAS registry number 15217–42–2. Sodium Benzotriazole is classified under HTSUS subheading 2933.99.8290. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Scope Comments V. Scope of the Investigation VI. China-Wide Rate VII. Adjustment Under Section 777A(f) of the Act VIII. Adjustments to Cash Deposit Rates IX. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination X. Discussion of the Issues E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 18 / Friday, January 29, 2021 / Notices Comment 1: Selection of Primary Surrogate Country and Financial Statements Comment 2: Surrogate Values for Ortho Phenylene Diamine (oPDA) and Ortho Toluene Diamine (oTDA) Comment 3: Market Economy Purchases Comment 4: Industry Support XI. Conclusion khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES provided to producers and exporters of FEBs from China, Germany, India, and Italy.1 In the investigation of FEBs from China, an interested party to the investigation submitted a timely filed allegation on the record that Commerce made certain ministerial errors in the final countervailing duty determination [FR Doc. 2021–01975 Filed 1–28–21; 8:45 am] on FEBs from China. Section 705(e) of BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(f) define ministerial errors as errors in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE function, clerical errors resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the International Trade Administration like, and any other type of unintentional [C–570–116, C–428–848, C–533–894, C–475– error which Commerce considers 841] ministerial. We reviewed the allegations and determined that we made certain Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks From ministerial errors in the final the People’s Republic of China, the countervailing duty determination on Federal Republic of Germany, India, FEBs from China. See ‘‘Amendment to and Italy: Countervailing Duty Orders, the Final Determination’’ section below and Amended Final Affirmative for further discussion. Countervailing Duty Determination for On January 25, 2021, the ITC notified the People’s Republic of China Commerce of its affirmative final determinations that pursuant to sections AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, International Trade Administration, that an industry in the United States is Department of Commerce. materially injured by reason of SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final subsidized imports of subject determinations by the Department of merchandise from China, Germany, Commerce (Commerce) and the India, and Italy.2 International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing countervailing Scope of the Orders duty orders on forged steel fluid end The merchandise covered by these blocks (FEBs) from the People’s orders is FEBs from China, Germany, Republic of China (China), the Federal India, and Italy. For a complete Republic of Germany (Germany), India, description of the scope of these orders, and Italy. In addition, Commerce is see the appendix to this notice. amending its final determination with respect to FEBs from China to correct Amendment to the Final Determination ministerial errors. of FEBs From China DATES: Applicable January 29, 2021. On December 21, 2020, Shanghai FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Qinghe Machinery Co., Ltd. (Qinghe) Jaron Moore at (202) 482–3640 or Janae timely alleged that the China Final Martin at (202) 482–0238 (China); Determination contained certain Joseph Dowling at (202) 482–1646 or ministerial errors and requested that Robert Palmer at (202) 482–9068 Commerce correct such errors.3 (Germany); William Langley at (202) Commerce reviewed the record and, 482–3861 or Nicholas Czajkowski at on January 6, 2020, agreed that an error (202) 482–1395 (India); and Konrad 1 See Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from the Ptaszynski at (202) 482–6187 or People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Nicholas Czajkowski at (202) 482–1395 Countervailing Duty Determination, 85 FR 80020 (Italy); AD/CVD Operations, (December 11, 2020) (China Final Determination); Enforcement and Compliance, Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks From the Federal Republic of Germany: Final Affirmative International Trade Administration, Countervailing Duty Determination, 85 FR 80011 U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 (December 11, 2020); Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, from India: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty DC 20230. Determination, 85 FR 79999 (December 11, 2020); and Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from Italy: Final SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 705(a), 705(d), and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on December 11, 2020, Commerce published its affirmative final determinations that countervailable subsidies are being VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jan 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 85 FR 80022 (December 11, 2020). 2 See ITC’s Letter, ‘‘Notification of ITC Final Determinations,’’ dated January 25, 2021 (ITC Notification Letter). 3 See Qinghe’s Letter, ‘‘Qinghe Comments on Ministerial Errors in the Final Determination and the Disclosed Calculations for Qinghe: Countervailing Duty Investigation of Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from the People’s Republic of China (C–570–116),’’ dated December 21, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7535 referenced in Qinghe’s allegation constituted a ministerial error within the meaning of section 705(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(f).4 Specifically, Commerce found that it made an error in calculating Qinghe’s sales denominator used in the China Final Determination by excluding ‘‘other operating revenue’’ from the denominator, and in the use of a denominator other than the sales value from the period of investigation.5 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e), Commerce is amending the China Final Determination to reflect the correction of the ministerial error described above. Based on this correction, the subsidy rate for Qinghe decreased from 19.88 percent ad valorem to 19.31 percent ad valorem.6 Because we based the allothers rate on Qinghe’s ad valorem subsidy rate,7 the correction described above also applies to the all-others rate. As a result, the all-others rate determined in the China Final Determination also decreased from 19.52 percent ad valorem to 19.05 percent ad valorem.8 Because we used the subsidy rate for several programs in our calculation of the adverse facts available (AFA) rate, the AFA rate also decreased from 337.09 percent ad valorem to 336.55 percent ad valorem.9 Countervailing Duty Orders On January 25, 2021, in accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determinations in these investigations, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of FEBs from China, Germany, India, and Italy.10 Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, Commerce is issuing these countervailing duty orders. Because the ITC determined that imports of FEBs from China, Germany, India, and Italy are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from China, Germany, India, and Italy, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the assessment of countervailing duties. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from the People’s Republic of China—Ministerial Error Allegations in the Final Determination,’’ dated January 6, 2021 (Ministerial Error Memorandum), at 1–3. 5 Id. 6 Id. 7 See China Final Determination, 85 FR at 80021. 8 See Ministerial Error Memorandum. 9 Id. 10 See ITC Notification Letter. E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-122]


Certain Corrosion Inhibitors From the People's Republic of China: 
Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports 
of certain corrosion inhibitors (corrosion inhibitors) from the 
People's Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold 
in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of 
investigation is July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

DATES: Applicable January 29, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andre Gziryan, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2201.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 10, 2020, Commerce published its Preliminary 
Determination of sales at LTFV of corrosion inhibitors from China.\1\ 
For a complete description of the events that followed the Preliminary 
Determination, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Corrosion Inhibitors from the People's Republic 
of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension 
of Provisional Measures, 85 FR 55825 (September 10, 2020) 
(Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum (PDM).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Corrosion Inhibitors from the 
People's Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum).
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    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 the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

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Scope Comments

    No interested party commented on the scope of the investigation. 
Thus, we have not changed the scope of the investigation.

Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are corrosion inhibitors 
from China. For a complete description of the scope of the 
investigation, see Appendix I.

Verification

    Commerce was unable to conduct on-site verification of the 
information relied upon in making its final determination in this 
investigation. However, we took additional steps in lieu of an on-site 
verification to verify the information relied upon in making this final 
determination, in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act).\3\
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    \3\ See Commerce's Letters, dated November 4, 2020; Nantong 
Botao Chemical Co., Ltd.'s Letter, ``Botao Verification 
Questionnaire Response,'' dated November 12, 2020; and Jiangyin 
Delian Chemical Co., Ltd.' s Letter, ``Response to Questionnaire 
Issued in Lieu of Verification,'' dated November 12, 2020.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in 
this investigation are discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. 
A list of the issues raised in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is 
attached to this notice as Appendix II.

Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made certain 
changes to the margin calculations. For a discussion of these changes, 
see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

Separate Rate Companies

    No party commented on our preliminary separate rate determinations 
with respect to the mandatory respondents and the non-individually 
examined companies; \4\ thus, there is no basis to reconsider our 
preliminary determinations with respect to separate rate status, and we 
have continued to grant them a separate rate in this final 
determination.
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    \4\ See Preliminary Determination PDM at 9-12.
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China-Wide Entity Rate and the Use of Adverse Facts Available

    Commerce continues to find that the use of facts available is 
warranted in determining the rate of the China-wide entity pursuant to 
sections 776(a)(1) and (a)(2)(A)-(C) of the Act. As discussed in the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum, Commerce finds that the use of adverse 
facts available (AFA) is warranted with respect to the China-wide 
entity because the China-wide entity did not cooperate to the best of 
its ability to comply with our requests for information and, 
accordingly, we applied adverse inferences in selecting from the facts 
available, pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.308(a). 
For the final determination, as AFA, we are assigning the China-wide 
entity the highest transaction-specific dumping margin calculated for 
Botao, 277.90 percent. Because this constitutes primary information, 
the statutory corroboration requirement in section 776(c) of the Act 
does not apply.

Combination Rates

    Consistent with the Preliminary Determination and Policy Bulletin 
05.1,\5\ Commerce calculated combination (producer/exporter) rates for 
the respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this 
investigation.
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    \5\ See Enforcement and Compliance's Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, 
regarding, ``Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination 
Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy 
Countries,'' dated April 5, 2005 (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available 
on Commerce's website at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull05-1.pdf.
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Final Determination

    Commerce determines that the following estimated weighted-average 
dumping margins exist:

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                Producer                             Exporter               average dumping    subsidy offsets)
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Nantong Botao Chemical Co., Ltd........  Jiangyin Delian Chemical Co.,                130.52               72.50
                                          Ltd.
Nantong Kanghua Chemical Co., Ltd......  Jiangyin Delian Chemical Co.,                130.52               72.50
                                          Ltd.
Nantong Botao Chemical Co., Ltd........  Nantong Botao Chemical Co., Ltd              139.41              101.71
Anhui Trust Chem Co., Ltd..............  Anhui Trust Chem Co., Ltd......              134.97               87.11
Gold Chemical Limited..................  Gold Chemical Limited..........              134.97               87.11
Jiangsu Bohan Industry Trade Co., Ltd..  Gold Chemical Limited..........              134.97               87.11
Jiangyin Gold Fuda Chemical Co., Ltd...  Gold Chemical Limited..........              134.97               87.11
Ningxia Ruitai Technology Co., Ltd.....  Gold Chemical Limited..........              134.97               87.11
SHANGHAI SUNTECH BIOCHEMICAL CO., LTD..  Gold Chemical Limited..........              134.97               87.11
Nantong Kanghua Chemical Co., Ltd......  Nantong Kanghua Chemical Co.,                134.97               87.11
                                          Ltd.
Anhui Trust Chem Co., Ltd..............  Nanjing Trust Chem Co., Ltd....              134.97               87.11
China-Wide Entity......................  ...............................              277.90              241.02
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Disclosure

    We intend to disclose to parties in this proceeding the 
calculations performed for this final determination within five days of 
any public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, within 
five days of the date of publication of the notice of final 
determination in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b).

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to 
suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of corrosion inhibitors 
from China, as described in the appendix to this notice, which were 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
September 10, 2020, the date of publication of the Preliminary 
Determination of this investigation in the Federal Register.
    Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act, upon the 
publication of this notice, Commerce will instruct CBP to require a 
cash deposit equal to the weighted-average amount by which the normal 
value exceeds U.S. price as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the 
exporter/producer combinations listed in the table above will be the 
rate identified in the table; (2) for all

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combinations of Chinese exporters/producers of subject merchandise that 
have not received their own separate rate above, the cash deposit rate 
will be the cash deposit rate established for the China-wide entity; 
and (3) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise which have 
not received their own separate rate above, the cash deposit rate will 
be the cash deposit rate applicable to the Chinese exporter/producer 
combination that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. These suspension 
of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice.
    To determine the cash deposit rate, Commerce normally adjusts the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin by the amount of domestic 
subsidy pass-through and export subsidies determined in a companion 
countervailing duty (CVD) proceeding when CVD provisional measures are 
in effect. Accordingly, where Commerce makes an affirmative 
determination for domestic subsidy pass-through or export subsidies, 
Commerce offsets the calculated estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin by the appropriate rates. Commerce continues to find that both 
Botao and Delian qualify for a double-remedy adjustment. We have 
continued to adjust the cash deposit rates for Botao, Delian, all non-
individually-examined companies, and the China-wide entity for export 
subsidies in the companion CVD investigation by the appropriate export 
subsidy rates \6\ as indicated in the above chart. However, suspension 
of liquidation of provisional measures in the companion CVD case has 
been discontinued effective November 10, 2020; therefore, we are not 
instructing CBP to collect cash deposits based upon the adjusted 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin for those export subsidies 
and double remedy adjustment at this time.
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    \6\ See Certain Corrosion Inhibitors from the People's Republic 
of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, dated 
concurrently with this notice.
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International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
ITC of the final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. We will 
allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary 
information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not 
disclose such information, either publicly or under an administrative 
protective order (APO), without the written consent of the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Because the final 
determination in this proceeding is affirmative, in accordance with 
section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination 
as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially 
injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of 
subject merchandise from China no later than 45 days after our final 
determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, 
this proceeding will be terminated, and all cash deposits posted will 
be refunded. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, 
Commerce will issue an AD order directing CBP to assess, upon further 
instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of 
liquidation.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition 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 the terms of an APO is a violation 
subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c).

    Dated: January 25, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is tolyltriazole 
and benzotriazole. This includes tolyltriazole and benzotriazole of 
all grades and forms, including their sodium salt forms. 
Tolyltriazole is technically known as Tolyltriazole IUPAC 4,5 methyl 
benzotriazole. It can also be identified as 4,5 methyl 
benzotriazole, tolutriazole, TTA, and TTZ.
    Benzotriazole is technically known as IUPAC 1,2,3-Benzotriazole. 
It can also be identified as 1,2,3-Benzotriazole, 1,2-
Aminozophenylene, lH-Benzotriazole, and BTA.
    All forms of tolyltriazole and benzotriazole, including but not 
limited to flakes, granules, pellets, prills, needles, powder, or 
liquids, are included within the scope of this investigation.
    The scope includes tolyltriazole/sodium tolyltriazole and 
benzotriazole/sodium benzotriazole that are combined or mixed with 
other products. For such combined products, only the tolyltriazole/
sodium tolyltriazole and benzotriazole/sodium benzotriazole 
component is covered by the scope of this investigation. 
Tolyltriazole and sodium tolyltriazole that have been combined with 
other products is included within the scope, regardless of whether 
the combining occurs in third countries.
    Tolyltriazole, sodium tolyltriazole, benzotriazole and sodium 
benzotriazole that is otherwise subject to this investigation is not 
excluded when commingled with tolyltriazole, sodium tolyltriazole, 
benzotriazole, or sodium benzotriazole from sources not subject to 
this investigation. Only the subject merchandise component of such 
commingled products is covered by the scope of this investigation.
    A combination or mixture is excluded from this investigation if 
the total tolyltriazole or benzotriazole component of the 
combination or mixture (regardless of the source or sources) 
comprises less than 5 percent of the combination or mixture, on a 
dry weight basis.
    Notwithstanding the foregoing language, a tolyltriazole or 
benzotriazole combination or mixture that is transformed through a 
chemical reaction into another product, such that, for example, the 
tolyltriazole or benzotriazole can no longer be separated from the 
other products through a distillation or other process is excluded 
from this investigation.
    Tolyltriazole has the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry 
number 299385-43-1. Tolyltriazole is classified under Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 
2933.99.8220.
    Sodium Tolyltriazole has the CAS registry number 64665-57-2 and 
is classified under HTSUS subheading 2933.99.8290.
    Benzotriazole has the CAS registry number 95-14-7 and is 
classified under HTSUS subheading 2933.99.8210.
    Sodium Benzotriazole has the CAS registry number 15217-42-2. 
Sodium Benzotriazole is classified under HTSUS subheading 
2933.99.8290.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry numbers are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Investigation
IV. Scope Comments
V. Scope of the Investigation
VI. China-Wide Rate
VII. Adjustment Under Section 777A(f) of the Act
VIII. Adjustments to Cash Deposit Rates
IX. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination
X. Discussion of the Issues

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    Comment 1: Selection of Primary Surrogate Country and Financial 
Statements
    Comment 2: Surrogate Values for Ortho Phenylene Diamine (oPDA) 
and Ortho Toluene Diamine (oTDA)
    Comment 3: Market Economy Purchases
    Comment 4: Industry Support
XI. Conclusion

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