Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020, 17122-17124 [2021-06730]

Download as PDF 17122 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 61 / Thursday, April 1, 2021 / Notices selected population groups of interest. Government planners and researchers use these data to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of various assistance programs. Market researchers use these data to identify and isolate potential customers. Social planners use these data to forecast economic conditions and to identify special groups that seem to be especially sensitive to economic fluctuations. Economists use ASEC data to determine the effects of various economic forces, such as inflation, recession, recovery, and so on, and their differential effects on various population groups. The ASEC is the official source of national poverty estimates calculated in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget’s Statistical Policy Directive 14. 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Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include, or summarize, each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–06753 Filed 3–31–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–833] Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Thailand have not been made at less than normal AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 value (NV) by COFCO Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (COFCO) or Sunshine Biotech International Co., Ltd. (Sunshine) during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Zhang or Patrick Barton, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1168 or (202) 482–8362, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 3, 2020, based on timely requests for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on citric acid from Thailand, covering three companies: COFCO, Niran (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Niran), and Sunshine.1 Commerce rescinded this review, in part, with respect to Niran on February 3, 2021.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 Scope of the Order 4 The merchandise covered by this order includes all grades and granulation sizes of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate in their unblended forms, whether dry or in solution, and regardless of packaging type. The scope also includes blends of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate; as well as blends with other ingredients, such as sugar, where the unblended form(s) of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate constitute 40 percent or more, by weight, of the blend. 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 54983 (September 3, 2020); see also Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand; 2019–2020: Selection of Respondents for Individual Examination,’’ dated September 17, 2020. 2 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2019–2020, 86 FR 7989 (February 3, 2021). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand; 2019–2020,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand: Antidumping Duty Orders, 83 FR 35214 (July 25, 2018) (Order). E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 61 / Thursday, April 1, 2021 / Notices Citric acid and sodium citrate are classifiable under 2918.14.0000 and 2918.15.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), respectively. Potassium citrate and crude calcium citrate are classifiable under 2918.15.5000 and, if included in a mixture or blend, 3824.99.9295 of the HTSUS. Blends that include citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate are classifiable under 3824.99.9295 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. For a full description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). We calculated export price and constructed export price in accordance with section 772 of the Act. We calculated NV in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. Preliminary Results of the Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the POR: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter/producer jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES COFCO Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (COFCO) .................. Sunshine Biotech International Co., Ltd ................................... Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit 0.00 requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results 0.00 Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Mar 31, 2021 Jkt 253001 appropriate entries covered by this review. If the weighted-average dumping margin for companies listed above are not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent), we will calculate importerspecific ad valorem AD 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).5 We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importerspecific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis (i.e., 0.5 percent). Where either the respondent’s weightedaverage dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. 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.6 In accordance with Commerce’s ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by each respondent which did not know that its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate entries not reviewed at the allothers rate established in the original less-than-fair value (LTFV) investigation (i.e., 11.25 percent) if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review in the Federal Register. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of publication). of administrative review for all shipments of citric acid from Thailand entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the firms listed above will be equal to the dumping margins established in the final results of this review, except if the ultimate rates are de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rates will be zero; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the producer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original LTFV investigation but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of the proceeding for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 11.25 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.7 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose to the parties to the proceeding the calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results to interested parties within five days of publication of this notice.8 Interested parties may submit case briefs to Commerce in response to these preliminary results no later than 30 days after the publication of this notice.9 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven days after the date for filing case briefs.10 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 7 See Order. 19 CFR 351.224(b). 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 10 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1) and (2); see also Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020); Temporary Rule Modifying AD/ CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) (collectively, Temporary Rule). 8 See 5 In the preliminary results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). 6 See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17123 E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 17124 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 61 / Thursday, April 1, 2021 / Notices authorities.11 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.12 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.13 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically-filed request for a hearing must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.14 Hearing requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a date and time to be determined.15 Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless otherwise extended.16 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 review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2) and 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 12 See generally 19 CFR 351.303. 13 See Temporary Rule. 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(c); see also 19 CFR 351.303(b)(1). 15 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 16 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Mar 31, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dated: March 25, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting 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. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–06730 Filed 3–31–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders and findings with February anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable April 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various AD and CVD orders and findings with February anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time. Notice of No Sales If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no exports, sales, or entries during the period of review (POR), it must notify Commerce within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. All PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submissions must be filed electronically at https://access.trade.gov in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.1 Such submissions are subject to verification in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy must be served on every party on Commerce’s service list. Respondent Selection In the event Commerce limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to requests made for the orders identified below, Commerce intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during the POR. We intend to place the CBP data on the record within five days of publication of the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 30 days of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection should be submitted within seven days after the placement of the CBP data on the record of this review. Parties wishing to submit rebuttal comments should submit those comments within five days after the deadline for the initial comments. In the event Commerce decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act, the following guidelines regarding collapsing of companies for purposes of respondent selection will apply. In general, Commerce has found that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be ‘‘collapsed’’ (e.g., treated as a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, Commerce will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this AD proceeding (e.g., investigation, administrative review, new shipper review, or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to this review, if 1 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-549-833]


Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Thailand: Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that sales of citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from 
Thailand have not been made at less than normal value (NV) by COFCO 
Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (COFCO) or Sunshine Biotech 
International Co., Ltd. (Sunshine) during the period of review (POR) 
July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Interested parties are invited to 
comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable April 1, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Zhang or Patrick Barton, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1168 or (202) 482-8362, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On September 3, 2020, based on timely requests for review, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on citric acid 
from Thailand, covering three companies: COFCO, Niran (Thailand) Co., 
Ltd. (Niran), and Sunshine.\1\ Commerce rescinded this review, in part, 
with respect to Niran on February 3, 2021.\2\ For a complete 
description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, 
see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\3\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 54983 (September 3, 2020); see also 
Memorandum, ``Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Citric Acid 
and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand; 2019-2020: Selection of 
Respondents for Individual Examination,'' dated September 17, 2020.
    \2\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand: 
Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2019-
2020, 86 FR 7989 (February 3, 2021).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Citric Acid and 
Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand; 2019-2020,'' dated concurrently 
with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order \4\
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    \4\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Belgium, 
Colombia, and Thailand: Antidumping Duty Orders, 83 FR 35214 (July 
25, 2018) (Order).
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    The merchandise covered by this order includes all grades and 
granulation sizes of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate 
in their unblended forms, whether dry or in solution, and regardless of 
packaging type. The scope also includes blends of citric acid, sodium 
citrate, and potassium citrate; as well as blends with other 
ingredients, such as sugar, where the unblended form(s) of citric acid, 
sodium citrate, and potassium citrate constitute 40 percent or more, by 
weight, of the blend.

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    Citric acid and sodium citrate are classifiable under 2918.14.0000 
and 2918.15.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS), respectively. Potassium citrate and crude calcium citrate are 
classifiable under 2918.15.5000 and, if included in a mixture or blend, 
3824.99.9295 of the HTSUS. Blends that include citric acid, sodium 
citrate, and potassium citrate are classifiable under 3824.99.9295 of 
the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS sub-headings are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is 
dispositive. For a full description of the scope of the Order, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). We 
calculated export price and constructed export price in accordance with 
section 772 of the Act. We calculated NV in accordance with section 773 
of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
is attached as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete 
version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html.

Preliminary Results of the Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the 
following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the POR:

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                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
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COFCO Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (COFCO)..............        0.00
Sunshine Biotech International Co., Ltd.....................        0.00
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.
    If the weighted-average dumping margin for companies listed above 
are not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent), we will 
calculate importer-specific ad valorem AD 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).\5\ 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 above de minimis (i.e., 0.5 percent). Where 
either the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de 
minimis, or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, 
we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without 
regard to antidumping duties. 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.\6\
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    \5\ In the preliminary results, Commerce applied the assessment 
rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: 
Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment 
Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 
8101 (February 14, 2012).
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    In accordance with Commerce's ``automatic assessment'' practice, 
for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by each 
respondent which did not know that its merchandise was destined for the 
United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate entries not reviewed 
at the all-others rate established in the original less-than-fair value 
(LTFV) investigation (i.e., 11.25 percent) if there is no rate for the 
intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.
    Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier 
than 35 days after the date of publication of the final results of this 
review in the Federal Register. If a timely summons is filed at the 
U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will 
direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties 
to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 
90 days of publication).

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of citric acid from Thailand entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the 
final results, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The 
cash deposit rate for the firms listed above will be equal to the 
dumping margins established in the final results of this review, except 
if the ultimate rates are de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 
351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rates will be zero; (2) 
for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this 
administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, 
the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate 
published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in 
which the producer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not 
a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original LTFV 
investigation but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be 
the rate established for the most recently completed segment of the 
proceeding for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash 
deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 
11.25 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV 
investigation.\7\ These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.
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    \7\ See Order.
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose to the parties to the proceeding the 
calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results to 
interested parties within five days of publication of this notice.\8\
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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    Interested parties may submit case briefs to Commerce in response 
to these preliminary results no later than 30 days after the 
publication of this notice.\9\ Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues 
raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven days after 
the date for filing case briefs.\10\ Parties who submit case briefs or 
rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each 
argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the 
argument; and (3) a table of

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authorities.\11\ Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using 
ACCESS.\12\ Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its 
requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary 
information, until further notice.\13\
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1) and (2); see also Temporary Rule 
Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID-19, 85 FR 17006 
(March 26, 2020); Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service 
Requirements Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 
41363 (July 10, 2020) (collectively, Temporary Rule).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2) and 19 CFR 351.303 (for 
general filing requirements).
    \12\ See generally 19 CFR 351.303.
    \13\ See Temporary Rule.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via 
ACCESS. An electronically-filed request for a hearing must be received 
successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 
days after the date of publication of this notice.\14\ Hearing requests 
should contain: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone number; 
(2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be 
discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to issues 
raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce 
intends to hold the hearing at a date and time to be determined.\15\
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c); see also 19 CFR 351.303(b)(1).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised in 
any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, 
unless otherwise extended.\16\
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    \16\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.
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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 review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.213(h)(1).

    Dated: March 25, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting 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. Recommendation

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