Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 11497-11499 [2021-03903]

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The request indicates that certain materials/ components are subject to duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is April 6, 2021. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Juanita Chen at juanita.chen@trade.gov or 202–482–1378. Dated: February 22, 2021. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–03909 Filed 2–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–907] Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (ultrahigh polyethylene) from Republic of Korea (Korea) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable February 25, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton or Peter Skarlatos, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4798 or (202) 482–0324, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On October 6, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, in which we also postponed the final determination to February 18, 2021.1 A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.2 Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is ultra-high polyethylene from Korea. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I. 1 See Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 85 FR 63095 (October 6, 2020) (Preliminary Determination). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11497 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as Appendix II. 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. 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 Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our analysis of both the comments received and the information received in lieu of on-site verification, we made certain changes to the margin calculations for KPIC. For a discussion of these changes, see the ‘‘Margin Calculation’’ section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum. All-Others Rate Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated all-others rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and margins determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. Section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act provides that if the estimated weighted-average dumping margins for all individually investigated exporters and producers are zero or de minimis or determined 3 See Commerce’s Letter, Antidumping Duty Investigation of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene from the Republic of Korea, dated October 21, 2020; see also KPIC’s Letter, ‘‘UltraHigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene from the Republic of Korea: Response to Questionnaire Issued In Lieu of Verification,’’ dated November 2, 2020. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 11498 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 36 / Thursday, February 25, 2021 / Notices entirely under section 776 of the Act, then Commerce may use any reasonable method to establish the estimated allothers rate, including averaging the estimated weighted-average dumping margins determined for the individually investigated exporters and producers. Commerce calculated an individual estimated weighted-average dumping margin for KPIC, the only individually examined exporter/producer in this investigation. Because the only individually calculated dumping margin is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts otherwise available, the estimated weighted-average dumping margin calculated for KPIC is the margin assigned to all other producers and exporters, pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act. above, but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be equal to the company-specific estimated weightedaverage dumping margin established for that producer of the subject merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers and exporters will be equal to the all-others estimated weighted-average dumping margin. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. 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 Final Determination proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will The final estimated weighted-average not disclose such information, either dumping margins are as follows: publicly or under an administrative Weighted- protective order (APO), without the average written consent of the Assistant Exporter/manufacturer margin Secretary for Enforcement and (percent) Compliance. Because the final Korea Petrochemical Ind. Co., determination in this proceeding is Ltd./KPIC Corporation ............. 7.84 affirmative, in accordance with section All Others .................................... 7.84 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the Disclosure domestic industry in the United States We intend to disclose the calculations is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in ultra-high polyethylene from Korea no this proceeding, in accordance with 19 later than 45 days after our final CFR 351.224(b). determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, this Continuation of Suspension of proceeding will be terminated, and all Liquidation cash deposits will be refunded. If the For this final determination, for ITC determines that such injury does entries made by KPIC and the exist, Commerce will issue an companies covered by the all-others antidumping duty order directing CBP rate, in accordance with section to assess, upon further instruction by 735(c)(4)(A) of the Act, we will direct Commerce, antidumping duties on all U.S. Customs and Border Protection imports of the subject merchandise (CBP) to continue to suspend entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, liquidation of all entries of subject for consumption on or after the effective merchandise, as described in Appendix date of the suspension of liquidation, as I of this notice, which were entered, or discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of withdrawn from warehouse, for Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. consumption on or after October 6, 2020, the date of publication of the Notification Regarding Administrative Preliminary Determination of this Protective Orders investigation in the Federal Register. This notice serves as a reminder to Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of parties subject to APO of their the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), we will responsibility concerning the instruct CBP to require a cash deposit for such entries of merchandise equal to disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance the estimated weighted-average with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely dumping margin as follows: (1) The notification of the return or destruction cash deposit rate for the respondent of APO materials, or conversion to listed above will be equal to the judicial protective order, is hereby company-specific estimated weightedaverage dumping margin determined in requested. Failure to comply with the this final determination; (2) if the regulations and the terms of an APO is exporter is not the respondent identified a sanctionable violation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This determination and this notice are issued and published pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 18, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I—Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by the scope is ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene is a linear polyethylene, in granular or powder form is defined by its molecular weight, as defined by Margolie’s Equation, of greater than 1.0 × 106 g/mol. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene may also be defined by its melt mass-flow rate of <0.1 g/10 min, measured at 190 °C and 21.6 kg load, based on the methods and calculations set forth in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards 21304–1 and 21304–2. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene has a Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number of 9002–88–4. The scope includes all ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene in granular or powder forms meeting the above specifications regardless of additives introduced in the manufacturing process. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene blended with other products is included in the scope of this investigation where ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene accounts for more than 50 percent, by actual weight, of the blend and the resulting blend maintains a molecular weight, as defined by Margolie’s Equation, of greater than 1.0 × 106 g/mol and/or a melt mass-flow rate of <0.1 g/10 min. Excluded from the scope of the investigation is medical-grade ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. Medical grade ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene has a minimum viscosity of 2,000 ml/g at a concentration of 0.02% at 135 °C (275 °F) in decahydronaphthalene and an elongational stress of 0.2 MPa or greater. Medical-grade ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene is further defined by its ash and trace element content, which shall not exceed the following maximum quantities as set forth in ISO–5834–1: Ash (125 mg/kg), titanium (40 mg/kg), calcium (5 mg/kg), chlorine (30 mg/kg), and aluminum (20 mg/ kg). ISO 5834–1 further defines medical grade ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene by its particulate matter content, which requires that there shall be no more than three particles of contaminant per 300 ± 20 g tested. Each of the above criteria is calculated based on the standards and methods used in ISO 5834–1. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene is classifiable under the HTSUS subheadings 3901.10.1000 and 3901.20.1000. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. Appendix II—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 36 / Thursday, February 25, 2021 / Notices II. Background III. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination IV. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether Commerce’s Final Determination Should be Provisional and Whether Commerce Provided Adequate Time for KPIC’s Response to the in-Lieu of On-Site Verification Questionnaire Comment 2: KPIC’s Home Market Freight Expense Adjustment Comment 3: KPIC’s Reported Product Codes and Product Characteristics Comment 4: Ministerial Errors in the Preliminary Determination Comment 5: Whether the Record Demonstrates That KPIC Accurately Reported its Actual Cost of Production (COP) Comment 6: Whether Commerce Reasonably Adjusted KPIC’s Ethylene COP V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–03903 Filed 2–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 2020.1 The administrative review covers two mandatory respondents: (1) Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Co., (HK) Ltd.; Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Stock Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Co., Ltd.; and Jiangsu Huafeng Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd. (collectively, Zhongji),2 and (2) Xiamen Xiashun Aluminum Foil Co., Ltd. (Xiashun). The administrative review also covers ten other companies that were not selected for individual examination. On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines for administrative reviews by 60 days.3 On December 15, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for the final results of this administrative review by 60 days.4 The deadline for the final results of this review is now February 19, 2021. For a complete description of the events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 Scope of the Order 6 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–053] Certain Aluminum Foil From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Final Determination of No Shipments; 2017– 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has analyzed the case and rebuttal briefs submitted by interested parties and finds that exporters of certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the People’s Republic of China (China) sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) November 2, 2017, through March 31, 2019. AGENCY: Applicable February 25, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chelsey Simonovich or Michael J. Heaney, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: at (202) 482–1979 or (202) 482–4475, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on June 24, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 The merchandise covered by this administrative review is aluminum foil from China. For a full description of the scope, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. 1 See Certain Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission; 2017–2019, 85 FR 37829 (June 24, 2020) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 In the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, we collapsed Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Co., (HK) Ltd.; Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Stock Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Co., Ltd.; and Jiangsu Huafeng Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd. as a single entity. See Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less-Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 82 FR 50858 (November 2, 2017), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 16–18, unchanged in Certain Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 9282 (March 5, 2018). We find that record evidence in this administrative review supports continuing to treat these companies as a single entity. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated December 15, 2020. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China; 2017–2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 6 See Certain Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 17362 (April 19, 2018) (Order). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11499 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in interested parties’ briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised by interested parties and to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is provided 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 http:// 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 the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Determination of No Shipments In the Preliminary Results, we found no evidence calling into question the no-shipment claims of Jiangsu Dingsheng New Materials Joint-Stock Co., Ltd. No parties commented on this preliminary decision. For the final results of this review, we continue to find that Jiangsu Dingsheng New Materials Joint-Stock Co., Ltd. had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on a review of the record and comments received from interested parties, Commerce has made two changes to the Preliminary Results. First, for Zhongji, we have revised our calculation of ash/dross to account for the metal content of the ash/dross. Second, we have revised our calculation of an adverse inference with regard to Xiashun. For a more detailed discussion of these changes, see the Final Analysis Memoranda for Zhongji and Xiashun.7 Separate Rate In the Preliminary Results, we found that information placed on the record by Zhongji; Xiashun; Alcha International Holdings Limited; Dingsheng Aluminum Industries Hong Kong Trading Co.; Granges Aluminum (Shanghai) Co., Ltd; Hangzhou Dingsheng Import & Export Co., Ltd.; Hunan Suntown Marketing Limited; Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Shenyan Packaging Materials 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Final Analysis Memorandum for Zhongji,’’ dated concurrently with this memorandum; see also Memorandum, ‘‘Final Analysis Memorandum for Xiashun,’’ dated concurrently with this memorandum. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-907]


Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene From the Republic of 
Korea: Final 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 ultra-
high molecular weight polyethylene (ultra-high polyethylene) from 
Republic of Korea (Korea) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the 
United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of 
investigation (POI) is January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. The 
final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Final 
Determination'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable February 25, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton or Peter Skarlatos, AD/
CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4798 or (202) 
482-0324, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 6, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary 
Determination, in which we also postponed the final determination to 
February 18, 2021.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since 
Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full 
discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final 
determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, 
which is hereby adopted by this notice.\2\
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    \1\ See Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene from the 
Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, 85 FR 63095 (October 6, 2020) (Preliminary 
Determination).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene from the 
Republic of Korea,'' dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is ultra-high 
polyethylene from Korea. For a complete description of the scope of the 
investigation, see Appendix I.

Analysis of Comments Received

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

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 Letter, Antidumping Duty Investigation of 
Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene from the Republic of Korea, 
dated October 21, 2020; see also KPIC's Letter, ``Ultra-High 
Molecular Weight Polyethylene from the Republic of Korea: Response 
to Questionnaire Issued In Lieu of Verification,'' dated November 2, 
2020.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our analysis of both the comments received and the 
information received in lieu of on-site verification, we made certain 
changes to the margin calculations for KPIC. For a discussion of these 
changes, see the ``Margin Calculation'' section of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.

All-Others Rate

    Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated all-
others rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters 
and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de 
minimis margins, and margins determined entirely under section 776 of 
the Act. Section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act provides that if the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margins for all individually investigated 
exporters and producers are zero or de minimis or determined

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entirely under section 776 of the Act, then Commerce may use any 
reasonable method to establish the estimated all-others rate, including 
averaging the estimated weighted-average dumping margins determined for 
the individually investigated exporters and producers.
    Commerce calculated an individual estimated weighted-average 
dumping margin for KPIC, the only individually examined exporter/
producer in this investigation. Because the only individually 
calculated dumping margin is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on 
facts otherwise available, the estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin calculated for KPIC is the margin assigned to all other 
producers and exporters, pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act.

Final Determination

    The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as 
follows:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                    Exporter/manufacturer                       margin
                                                               (percent)
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Korea Petrochemical Ind. Co., Ltd./KPIC Corporation.........        7.84
All Others..................................................        7.84
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Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed within five days 
of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this 
proceeding, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    For this final determination, for entries made by KPIC and the 
companies covered by the all-others rate, in accordance with section 
735(c)(4)(A) of the Act, we will direct U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of 
subject merchandise, as described in Appendix I of this notice, which 
were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
October 6, 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 and 19 CFR 
351.210(d), we will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit for such 
entries of merchandise equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the respondent listed 
above will be equal to the company-specific estimated weighted-average 
dumping margin determined in this final determination; (2) if the 
exporter is not the respondent identified above, but the producer is, 
then the cash deposit rate will be equal to the company-specific 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin established for that producer 
of the subject merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other 
producers and exporters will be equal to the all-others estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin. These suspension of liquidation 
instructions will remain in effect until further notice.

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 
ultra-high polyethylene from Korea 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 will 
be refunded. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, 
Commerce will issue an antidumping duty 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, as discussed above in the ``Continuation of Suspension of 
Liquidation'' section.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to APO of their 
responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely 
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 
sanctionable violation.
    This determination and this notice are issued and published 
pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: February 18, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I--Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by the scope is ultra-high molecular 
weight polyethylene. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene is a 
linear polyethylene, in granular or powder form is defined by its 
molecular weight, as defined by Margolie's Equation, of greater than 
1.0 x 106 g/mol. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene may also 
be defined by its melt mass-flow rate of <0.1 g/10 min, measured at 
190 [deg]C and 21.6 kg load, based on the methods and calculations 
set forth in the International Organization for Standardization 
(ISO) standards 21304-1 and 21304-2. Ultra-high molecular weight 
polyethylene has a Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number 
of 9002-88-4.
    The scope includes all ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene 
in granular or powder forms meeting the above specifications 
regardless of additives introduced in the manufacturing process. 
Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene blended with other products 
is included in the scope of this investigation where ultra-high 
molecular weight polyethylene accounts for more than 50 percent, by 
actual weight, of the blend and the resulting blend maintains a 
molecular weight, as defined by Margolie's Equation, of greater than 
1.0 x 106 g/mol and/or a melt mass-flow rate of <0.1 g/10 min.
    Excluded from the scope of the investigation is medical-grade 
ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. Medical grade ultra-high 
molecular weight polyethylene has a minimum viscosity of 2,000 ml/g 
at a concentration of 0.02% at 135 [deg]C (275 [deg]F) in 
decahydronaphthalene and an elongational stress of 0.2 MPa or 
greater. Medical-grade ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene is 
further defined by its ash and trace element content, which shall 
not exceed the following maximum quantities as set forth in ISO-
5834-1: Ash (125 mg/kg), titanium (40 mg/kg), calcium (5 mg/kg), 
chlorine (30 mg/kg), and aluminum (20 mg/kg). ISO 5834-1 further 
defines medical grade ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene by 
its particulate matter content, which requires that there shall be 
no more than three particles of contaminant per 300  20 
g tested. Each of the above criteria is calculated based on the 
standards and methods used in ISO 5834-1.
    Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene is classifiable under 
the HTSUS subheadings 3901.10.1000 and 3901.20.1000. Although the 
HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
scope is dispositive.

Appendix II--List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary

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II. Background
III. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination
IV. Discussion of the Issues
    Comment 1: Whether Commerce's Final Determination Should be 
Provisional and Whether Commerce Provided Adequate Time for KPIC's 
Response to the in-Lieu of On-Site Verification Questionnaire
    Comment 2: KPIC's Home Market Freight Expense Adjustment
    Comment 3: KPIC's Reported Product Codes and Product 
Characteristics
    Comment 4: Ministerial Errors in the Preliminary Determination
    Comment 5: Whether the Record Demonstrates That KPIC Accurately 
Reported its Actual Cost of Production (COP)
    Comment 6: Whether Commerce Reasonably Adjusted KPIC's Ethylene 
COP
V. Recommendation

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