Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From India and the Russian Federation: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations, 14871-14872 [2021-05739]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 52 / Friday, March 19, 2021 / Notices rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed below, as appropriate. Company Jiangyin Delian Chemical Co., Ltd ............................. Nantong Botao Chemical Co., Ltd 8 ........................... CAC Shanghai Chemical Co., Ltd ............................. Jiangyin Gold Fuda Chemical Co., Ltd ....................... Xinji Xi Chen Re Neng Co., Ltd ..................................... All Others .............................. Subsidy rate (percent) 93.05 61.62 239.21 239.21 77.34 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the AD and CVD orders with respect to corrosion inhibitors from China pursuant to section 706(a) and 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of AD 8 Commerce found Nantong Yutu Group Co., Ltd. to be a cross-owned affiliate of mandatory respondent Nantong Botao Chemical Co., Ltd. The name of this company was inadvertently omitted from the final determination notice. See CVD Final Determination and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. This company was listed in the CVD Preliminary Determination and accompanying PDM at 9, and there were no changes which impacted this cross-ownership determination for the final determination. 9 See CVD Preliminary Determination. 19:13 Mar 18, 2021 Dated: March 15, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I 239.21 Provisional Measures—CVD Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. Commerce published the CVD Preliminary Determination on July 13, 2020.9 As such, the four-month period beginning on the date of the publication of the CVD Preliminary Determination ended on November 9, 2020. Furthermore, section 707(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act, we instructed CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to countervailing duties, unliquidated entries of corrosion inhibitors from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after November 10, 2020, the date on which the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. VerDate Sep<11>2014 and CVD orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. These orders are published in accordance with sections 706(a) and 736(a) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Jkt 253001 Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by these orders 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, powder, or liquids, are included within the scope of these orders. 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 these orders. 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 these orders is not excluded when commingled with tolyltriazole, sodium tolyltriazole, benzotriazole, or sodium benzotriazole from sources not subject to these orders. Only the subject merchandise component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of these orders. A combination or mixture is excluded from these orders 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 these orders. Tolyltriazole has the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number 299385–43–1. Tolyltriazole is classified under Harmonized PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14871 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 these orders is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2021–05742 Filed 3–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–900, C–821–830] Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From India and the Russian Federation: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 19, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janae Martin at (202) 482–0238 (India) and George Ayache at (202) 482–2623 (the Russian Federation (Russia)), AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 16, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from India and Russia.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than April 22, 2021. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act 1 See Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from India and the Russian Federation: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 86 FR 10931 (February 23, 2021). E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 14872 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 52 / Friday, March 19, 2021 / Notices permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner 2 makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On March 9, 2021, the petitioner submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations of the CVD investigations of granular PTFE resin from India and Russia.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement ‘‘to allow Commerce to fully analyze respondents’ questionnaire responses, and any other filings such as new subsidy allegations and benchmark factual information, prior to the preliminary determination.’’ 4 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determinations, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later than 130 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated, i.e., June 28, 2021.5 Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). 2 The petitioner is Daikin America, Inc. Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Resin from India and Russia: Request to Extend Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated March 9, 2021. 4 Id. 5 Postponing the preliminary determination to 130 days after initiation would place the deadline on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Commerce’s practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 3 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Mar 18, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dated: March 15, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–05739 Filed 3–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–502] Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that the sole producer and/or exporter subject to this administrative review, made sales of subject merchandise in the United States at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable March 19, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0665. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 24, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the 2018–2019 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded carbon steel standard pipes and tubes (pipe and tube) from India.1 The administrative review covers a sole producer and/or exporter of the subject merchandise, Garg Tube Export LLP and its affiliate, Garg Tube Limited (collectively, Garg Tube), constituting a single entity.2 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary 1 See Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019, 85 FR 44860 (July 24, 2020) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018, 84 FR 33916 (July 16, 2019), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 7–8, unchanged in Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018, 85 FR 2715 (January 16, 2020) (where we determined to collapse and consider these two companies as one entity). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Results and received case and rebuttal briefs.3 On January 7, 2021, Commerce extended the deadline for the final results by 60 days to March 18, 2021.4 Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is pipe and tube. The pipe and tube subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheadings: 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, 7306.30.5090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised by parties in the case and rebuttal briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is 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/. 3 The domestic interested party (DIP) is Nucor Tubular Products Inc. See DIP’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India: Case Brief and Request to Participate in Hearing,’’ dated December 7, 2020; and Garg Tube’s Letter, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Review of Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India: Garg Tube’s Case Brief,’’ dated December 7, 2020; see also DIP’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India: Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated December 14, 2020; and Garg Tube’s Letter, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India (2018– 2019): Garg Tube’s Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated December 14, 2020. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated January 7, 2021. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 52 (Friday, March 19, 2021)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-900, C-821-830]


Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From India and the Russian 
Federation: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the 
Countervailing Duty Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable March 19, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janae Martin at (202) 482-0238 (India) 
and George Ayache at (202) 482-2623 (the Russian Federation (Russia)), 
AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 16, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of 
granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from India and Russia.\1\ 
Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than April 
22, 2021.
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    \1\ See Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from India and 
the Russian Federation: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigations, 86 FR 10931 (February 23, 2021).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determinations

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD 
investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated 
the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act

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permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no 
later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the 
investigation if: (A) The petitioner \2\ makes a timely request for a 
postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are 
cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and 
that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. 
Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for 
postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the 
preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. 
Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to 
deny the request.
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    \2\ The petitioner is Daikin America, Inc.
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    On March 9, 2021, the petitioner submitted a timely request that 
Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations of the CVD 
investigations of granular PTFE resin from India and Russia.\3\ The 
petitioner stated that it requests postponement ``to allow Commerce to 
fully analyze respondents' questionnaire responses, and any other 
filings such as new subsidy allegations and benchmark factual 
information, prior to the preliminary determination.'' \4\ In 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the 
reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary 
determinations, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the 
request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, 
Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations 
to no later than 130 days after the date on which these investigations 
were initiated, i.e., June 28, 2021.\5\ Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final 
determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days 
after the date of the preliminary determinations.
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    \3\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene 
(PTFE) Resin from India and Russia: Request to Extend Preliminary 
Determinations,'' dated March 9, 2021.
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ Postponing the preliminary determination to 130 days after 
initiation would place the deadline on Saturday, June 26, 2021. 
Commerce's practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a 
weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next 
business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next 
Business Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines 
Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 
2005).
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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: March 15, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2021-05739 Filed 3-18-21; 8:45 am]
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