Polyvinyl Alcohol From the People's Republic of China and Japan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 18507-18508 [2021-07303]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 67 / Friday, April 9, 2021 / Notices strand. PC strand is normally sold in the United States in sizes ranging from 0.25 inches to 0.70 inches in diameter. PC strand made from galvanized wire is only excluded from the scope if the zinc and/or zinc oxide coating meets or exceeds the 0.40 oz./ft2 standard set forth in ASTM–A–475. The PC strand subject to this investigation is currently classifiable under subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings 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. Scope of the Investigation IV. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether Home Market Sales with Missing Payment Dates Should Be Disregarded VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–07366 Filed 4–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–879, A–588–861] Polyvinyl Alcohol From the People’s Republic of China and Japan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD orders on PVA from China and Japan. DATES: Applicable April 9, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4243. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Apr 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 Background On July 2, 2003, Commerce published the AD order on PVA from Japan.1 On October 1, 2003, Commerce published the AD order on PVA from China.2 On April 1, 2020, Commerce initiated 3 and the ITC instituted 4 five-year (sunset) reviews of the AD orders on PVA from China and Japan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, Commerce determined that revocation of the AD orders on PVA from China and Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail should the orders be revoked.5 On April 2, 2021, the ITC published its determinations, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on PVA from China and Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.6 Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by these orders is PVA. This product consists of all PVA hydrolyzed in excess of 80 percent, whether or not mixed or diluted with commercial levels of defoamer or boric acid, except as noted below. The following products are specifically excluded from the scope of these orders: (1) PVA in fiber form. (2) PVA with hydrolysis less than 83 mole percent and certified not for use in the production of textiles. (3) PVA with hydrolysis greater than 85 percent and viscosity greater than or equal to 90 cps. (4) PVA with a hydrolysis greater than 85 percent, viscosity greater than or equal to 80 cps but less than 90 cps, certified for use in an ink jet application. (5) PVA for use in the manufacture of an excipient or as an excipient in the 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Polyvinyl Alcohol from Japan, 68 FR 39518 (July 2, 2003). 2 See Antidumping Duty Order: Polyvinyl Alcohol from the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 56620 (October 1, 2003). 3 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 18189 (April 1, 2020). 4 See Polyvinyl Alcohol from China and Japan; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 85 FR 18271 (April 1, 2020). 5 See Polyvinyl Alcohol from the People’s Republic of China and Japan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 85 FR 42828 (July 15, 2020). 6 See Polyvinyl Alcohol from China and Japan; Determinations, 86 FR 17402 (April 2, 2021). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18507 manufacture of film coating systems which are components of a drug or dietary supplement, and accompanied by an end-use certification. (6) PVA covalently bonded with cationic monomer uniformly present on all polymer chains in a concentration equal to or greater than one mole percent. (7) PVA covalently bonded with carboxylic acid uniformly present on all polymer chains in a concentration equal to or greater than two mole percent, certified for use in a paper application. (8) PVA covalently bonded with thiol uniformly present on all polymer chains, certified for use in emulsion polymerization of non-vinyl acetic material. (9) PVA covalently bonded with paraffin uniformly present on all polymer chains in a concentration equal to or greater than one mole percent. (10) PVA covalently bonded with silan uniformly present on all polymer chains certified for use in paper coating applications. (11) PVA covalently bonded with sulfonic acid uniformly present on all polymer chains in a concentration level equal to or greater than one mole percent. (12) PVA covalently bonded with acetoacetylate uniformly present on all polymer chains in a concentration level equal to or greater than one mole percent. (13) PVA covalently bonded with polyethylene oxide uniformly present on all polymer chains in a concentration level equal to or greater than one mole percent. (14) PVA covalently bonded with quaternary amine uniformly present on all polymer chains in a concentration level equal to or greater than one mole percent. (15) PVA covalently bonded with diacetoneacrylamide uniformly present on all polymer chains in a concentration level greater than three mole percent, certified for use in a paper application. The merchandise subject to these orders is currently classifiable under subheading 3905.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the AD orders on PVA from China and Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and of material injury to an industry in E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 18508 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 67 / Friday, April 9, 2021 / Notices the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the AD orders on PVA from China and Japan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year review of these orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. Notification to Interested Parties These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance with sections 751(c) and (d)(2), and 777(i) the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: April 5, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–723–001] Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Tunisia: Final Affirmative 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 prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Tunisia is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI), April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Determination.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Apr 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. Background Verification Commerce was unable to conduct onsite verification of the information relied upon in making its final determination in this investigation as provided for in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Accordingly, we took additional steps in lieu of on-site verification and requested additional documentation and information.3 Applicable April 9, 2021. Eva Kim, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8283. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 19, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in this investigation, and invited interested parties to comment on the findings.1 The petitioners in this investigation are Insteel Wire Products, Sumiden Wire Products Corporation, and Wire Mesh Corp. The mandatory respondent subject to this investigation is Ste. Ten. De Trefilage Maklada, which later amended its name to Maklada Industries and Maklada SA (collectively, Maklada). A summary of the events that occurred since the Preliminary Determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 Period of Investigation The POI is April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is PC strand from Tunisia. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Analysis of Comments Received [FR Doc. 2021–07303 Filed 4–8–21; 8:45 am] AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DATES: Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made one change to the margin assigned to Maklada since the Preliminary Determination. For a discussion of this change, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. All-Others Rate Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated weightedaverage dumping margin for all other producers and exporters not individually investigated shall be equal to the weighted average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for individually investigated exporters and producers, excluding any margins that are zero, de minimis, or determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. The only rate that is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts otherwise available is the rate calculated for Maklada. Accordingly, the rate calculated for Maklada is also the rate assigned to all other producers and exporters. All issues raised by interested parties in the case and rebuttal briefs are discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised by parties and responded to by Commerce in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice Final Determination as Appendix II. The Issues and Decision The final estimated weighted-average Memorandum is a public document and dumping margins are as follows: is available electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Estimated Antidumping and Countervailing Duty weightedaverage Centralized Electronic Service System Exporter/producer dumping (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to margin registered users at https:// (percent) access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete 1 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Tunisia: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 85 FR 73681 (November 19, 2020) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Maklada Industries and Maklada SA ........................................... All Others .................................... 30.58 30.58 Disclosure We intend to disclose to interested parties the calculations and analysis 3 See Commerce’s Letter, Untitled, dated November 8, 2020; see also Maklada’s Letter, ‘‘Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Tunisia: Remote Verification Response,’’ dated December 16, 2020. E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 67 (Friday, April 9, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18507-18508]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07303]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-879, A-588-861]


Polyvinyl Alcohol From the People's Republic of China and Japan: 
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that 
revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on polyvinyl alcohol 
(PVA) from the People's Republic of China (China) and Japan would 
likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material 
injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a 
notice of continuation of the AD orders on PVA from China and Japan.

DATES: Applicable April 9, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4243.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 2, 2003, Commerce published the AD order on PVA from 
Japan.\1\ On October 1, 2003, Commerce published the AD order on PVA 
from China.\2\ On April 1, 2020, Commerce initiated \3\ and the ITC 
instituted \4\ five-year (sunset) reviews of the AD orders on PVA from 
China and Japan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, Commerce determined 
that revocation of the AD orders on PVA from China and Japan would 
likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified 
the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail 
should the orders be revoked.\5\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Polyvinyl Alcohol from Japan, 68 
FR 39518 (July 2, 2003).
    \2\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Polyvinyl Alcohol from the 
People's Republic of China, 68 FR 56620 (October 1, 2003).
    \3\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 18189 
(April 1, 2020).
    \4\ See Polyvinyl Alcohol from China and Japan; Institution of 
Five-Year Reviews, 85 FR 18271 (April 1, 2020).
    \5\ See Polyvinyl Alcohol from the People's Republic of China 
and Japan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 85 FR 42828 (July 15, 2020).
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    On April 2, 2021, the ITC published its determinations, pursuant to 
sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders 
on PVA from China and Japan would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States 
within a reasonably foreseeable time.\6\
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    \6\ See Polyvinyl Alcohol from China and Japan; Determinations, 
86 FR 17402 (April 2, 2021).
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Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by these orders is PVA. This product 
consists of all PVA hydrolyzed in excess of 80 percent, whether or not 
mixed or diluted with commercial levels of defoamer or boric acid, 
except as noted below.
    The following products are specifically excluded from the scope of 
these orders:
    (1) PVA in fiber form.
    (2) PVA with hydrolysis less than 83 mole percent and certified not 
for use in the production of textiles.
    (3) PVA with hydrolysis greater than 85 percent and viscosity 
greater than or equal to 90 cps.
    (4) PVA with a hydrolysis greater than 85 percent, viscosity 
greater than or equal to 80 cps but less than 90 cps, certified for use 
in an ink jet application.
    (5) PVA for use in the manufacture of an excipient or as an 
excipient in the manufacture of film coating systems which are 
components of a drug or dietary supplement, and accompanied by an end-
use certification.
    (6) PVA covalently bonded with cationic monomer uniformly present 
on all polymer chains in a concentration equal to or greater than one 
mole percent.
    (7) PVA covalently bonded with carboxylic acid uniformly present on 
all polymer chains in a concentration equal to or greater than two mole 
percent, certified for use in a paper application.
    (8) PVA covalently bonded with thiol uniformly present on all 
polymer chains, certified for use in emulsion polymerization of non-
vinyl acetic material.
    (9) PVA covalently bonded with paraffin uniformly present on all 
polymer chains in a concentration equal to or greater than one mole 
percent.
    (10) PVA covalently bonded with silan uniformly present on all 
polymer chains certified for use in paper coating applications.
    (11) PVA covalently bonded with sulfonic acid uniformly present on 
all polymer chains in a concentration level equal to or greater than 
one mole percent.
    (12) PVA covalently bonded with acetoacetylate uniformly present on 
all polymer chains in a concentration level equal to or greater than 
one mole percent.
    (13) PVA covalently bonded with polyethylene oxide uniformly 
present on all polymer chains in a concentration level equal to or 
greater than one mole percent.
    (14) PVA covalently bonded with quaternary amine uniformly present 
on all polymer chains in a concentration level equal to or greater than 
one mole percent.
    (15) PVA covalently bonded with diacetoneacrylamide uniformly 
present on all polymer chains in a concentration level greater than 
three mole percent, certified for use in a paper application.
    The merchandise subject to these orders is currently classifiable 
under subheading 3905.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
of these orders is dispositive.

Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
revocation of the AD orders on PVA from China and Japan would likely 
lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and of material injury 
to an industry in

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the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce 
hereby orders the continuation of the AD orders on PVA from China and 
Japan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will continue to 
collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry 
for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the 
continuation of the orders will be the date of publication in the 
Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 
751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to 
initiate the next five-year review of these orders not later than 30 
days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of 
continuation.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective 
order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which 
may be subject to sanctions.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with sections 751(c) and (d)(2), and 777(i) the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: April 5, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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