Biodiesel From Argentina: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2020, 24383 [2021-09538]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 86 / Thursday, May 6, 2021 / Notices III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology V. Currency Conversion VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–09567 Filed 5–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–357–821] Biodiesel From Argentina: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, United States Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on biodiesel from Argentina for the period of review, (POR) January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable May 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0197. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rescission of Review Background On January 5, 2021, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD duty order on biodiesel from Argentina for the POR.1 On January 29, 2021, the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition (the petitioner) timely requested an administrative review of the CVD order with respect to 18 companies.2 On March 4, 2021, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the Commerce will instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries of biodiesel from Argentina during the POR at rates equal to the cash deposit rates for estimated countervailing duties that were required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of this rescission notice in the Federal Register. 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 86 FR 291 (January 5, 2021). 2 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Biodiesel from Argentina: Request for Administrative Review of countervailing Duty Order,’’ dated January 29, 2021. The requested companies are: (1) Aceitera General Deheza S.A.; (2) Bio Nogoya S.A.; (3) Bunge Argentina S.A.; (4) Cargill S.A.C.I.; (5) COFCO Argentina S.A.; (6) Ca´mara Argentina de Biocombustibles; (7) Explora; (8) GEFCO Argentina; (9) LDC Argentina S.A.; (10) Molinos Agro S.A.; (11) Noble Argentina; (12) Oleaginosa Moreno Hermanos S.A.; (13) Patagonia Bioenergia; (14) Renova S.A.; (15) T6 Industrial SA (EcoFuel); (16) Unitec Bio S.A.; (17) Vicentin S.A.I.C.; and (18) Viluco S.A. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 12599, 12606 (March 2, 2021) (Initiation Notice). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Biodiesel from Argentina: Release of U.S. Customs entry Data for Respondent Selection; 2020,’’ dated March 23, 2021. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of Countervailing Duty Order on Biodiesel from Argentina; 2020: Notice of Intent to Rescind Review,’’ dated April 22, 2021. 6 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Biodiesel from Argentina: Response to Notice of Intent to Rescind Reviews and Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of Countervailing Duty Order,’’ dated April 23, 2021. AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES CVD order for the POR with respect to these 18 companies.3 On March 23, 2021, Commerce placed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) entry data for U.S. imports of biodiesel from Argentina for the POR on the record of this review.4 On April 22, 2021, based on a lack of suspended entries from the companies subject to the review, Commerce placed its notice of intent to rescind this review on the record and invited interested parties to comment.5 Then, on April 23, 2021, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for review for all 18 companies.6 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 May 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that requested the review withdraw their requests within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The petitioner withdrew its request for review for all 18 companies within 90 days of the publication of the Initiation Notice, and no other party requested an administrative review of the CVD order for the POR. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce is rescinding the administrative review of the CVD order on biodiesel from Argentina for the POR, in its entirety. Assessment PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24383 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: April 30, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–09538 Filed 5–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–357–821] Biodiesel From Argentina: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, United States Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on biodiesel from Argentina for the period of review, (POR) January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable May 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0197. Background: On January 5, 2021, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD duty order on biodiesel from Argentina for the POR.1 AGENCY: 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM Continued 06MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-357-821]


Biodiesel From Argentina: Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2020

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on 
biodiesel from Argentina for the period of review, (POR) January 1, 
2020, through December 31, 2020, based on the timely withdrawal of the 
request for review.

DATES: Applicable May 6, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 
DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0197.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 5, 2021, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to 
request an administrative review of the CVD duty order on biodiesel 
from Argentina for the POR.\1\ On January 29, 2021, the National 
Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition (the petitioner) timely requested 
an administrative review of the CVD order with respect to 18 
companies.\2\ On March 4, 2021, in accordance with section 751(a) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 
351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the 
CVD order for the POR with respect to these 18 companies.\3\ On March 
23, 2021, Commerce placed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
entry data for U.S. imports of biodiesel from Argentina for the POR on 
the record of this review.\4\ On April 22, 2021, based on a lack of 
suspended entries from the companies subject to the review, Commerce 
placed its notice of intent to rescind this review on the record and 
invited interested parties to comment.\5\ Then, on April 23, 2021, the 
petitioner timely withdrew its request for review for all 18 
companies.\6\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 86 FR 291 (January 5, 2021).
    \2\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Biodiesel from Argentina: Request 
for Administrative Review of countervailing Duty Order,'' dated 
January 29, 2021. The requested companies are: (1) Aceitera General 
Deheza S.A.; (2) Bio Nogoya S.A.; (3) Bunge Argentina S.A.; (4) 
Cargill S.A.C.I.; (5) COFCO Argentina S.A.; (6) C[aacute]mara 
Argentina de Biocombustibles; (7) Explora; (8) GEFCO Argentina; (9) 
LDC Argentina S.A.; (10) Molinos Agro S.A.; (11) Noble Argentina; 
(12) Oleaginosa Moreno Hermanos S.A.; (13) Patagonia Bioenergia; 
(14) Renova S.A.; (15) T6 Industrial SA (EcoFuel); (16) Unitec Bio 
S.A.; (17) Vicentin S.A.I.C.; and (18) Viluco S.A.
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 12599, 12606 (March 2, 2021) 
(Initiation Notice).
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Biodiesel from Argentina: Release of 
U.S. Customs entry Data for Respondent Selection; 2020,'' dated 
March 23, 2021.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of Countervailing 
Duty Order on Biodiesel from Argentina; 2020: Notice of Intent to 
Rescind Review,'' dated April 22, 2021.
    \6\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Biodiesel from Argentina: 
Response to Notice of Intent to Rescind Reviews and Withdrawal of 
Request for Administrative Review of Countervailing Duty Order,'' 
dated April 23, 2021.
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Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that 
requested the review withdraw their requests within 90 days of the 
publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. 
The petitioner withdrew its request for review for all 18 companies 
within 90 days of the publication of the Initiation Notice, and no 
other party requested an administrative review of the CVD order for the 
POR. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce is 
rescinding the administrative review of the CVD order on biodiesel from 
Argentina for the POR, in its entirety.

Assessment

    Commerce will instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties on all 
appropriate entries of biodiesel from Argentina during the POR at rates 
equal to the cash deposit rates for estimated countervailing duties 
that were required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, 
for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce 
intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP no earlier 
than 35 days after the date of publication of this rescission notice in 
the Federal Register.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is 
subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: April 30, 2021.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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