Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020, 26009-26010 [2021-10034]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 12, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Requests for a hearing should contain: (1) The requesting party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of individuals from the requesting party’s firm that will attend the hearing, including whether any participant is a foreign national; and (3) a list of the issues the party intends to discuss at the hearing. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date and time of the hearing two days before the scheduled hearing date. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination in the Federal Register if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the petitioner. Section 351.210(e)(2) of Commerce’s regulations requires that a request by exporters for postponement of the final determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a fourmonth period to a period not more than six months in duration. On April 19, 2021, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e), Hansol Paper requested that Commerce postpone the final determination and that provisional measures be extended not more than six months.9 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporter accounts for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, Commerce is postponing the final 9 See Hansol Paper’s Letter, ‘‘Thermal Paper Products from the Republic of Korea: Request for Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Period,’’ dated April 19, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 May 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, Commerce will make its final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its affirmative preliminary determination. If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine, before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after Commerce’s final determination whether subject imports are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: May 5, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I—Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation covers thermal paper in the form of ‘‘jumbo rolls’’ and certain ‘‘converted rolls.’’ The scope covers jumbo rolls and converted rolls of thermal paper with or without a base coat (typically made of clay, latex, and/or plastic pigments, and/or like materials) on one or both sides; with thermal active coating(s) (typically made of sensitizer, dye, and coreactant, and/or like materials) on one or both sides; with or without a top coat (typically made of pigments, polyvinyl alcohol, and/or like materials), and without an adhesive backing. Jumbo rolls are defined as rolls with an actual width of 4.5 inches or more, an actual weight of 65 pounds or more, and an actual diameter of 20 inches or more (jumbo rolls). All jumbo rolls are included in the scope regardless of the basis weight of the paper. Also included in the scope are ‘‘converted rolls’’ with an actual width of less than 4.5 inches, and with an actual basis weight of 70 grams per square meter (gsm) or less. The scope of this investigation covers thermal paper that is converted into rolls with an actual width of less than 4.5 inches and with an actual basis weight of 70 gsm or less in third countries from jumbo rolls produced in the subject countries. The merchandise subject to this investigation may be classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 4811.90.8030 and 4811.90.9030. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26009 written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Scope Comments V. Scope of the Investigation VI. Critical Circumstances VII. Discussion of the Methodology VIII. Date of Sale IX. Product Comparisons X. Export Price and Constructed Export Price XI. Normal Value XII. Currency Conversion XIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–09966 Filed 5–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–920] Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable May 12, 2021. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the 2019– 2020 antidumping duty (AD) administrative review of lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from the People’s Republic of China (China) based on a timely request for withdrawal. The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Cipolla, 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) 482–4956. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 3, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on LWTP from China.1 Commerce received a timely-filed request from Appvion, Inc. (Appvion), a domestic interested party and the petitioner in the underlying investigation, for an 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 85 FR 69586 (November 3, 2020). E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 26010 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 12, 2021 / Notices administrative review of exports of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR with respect to 20 companies, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b).2 On January 6, 2021, pursuant to this request, and in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice initiating an administrative review of the AD order on LWTP from China.3 On March 26, 2021, Appvion withdrew its request for an administrative review with respect to all companies for which it requested a review.4 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. Appvion timely submitted a request to withdraw its request for an administrative review for all companies for which an administrative review was initiated. No other party requested an administrative review of the order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review, in its entirety. Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of LWTP from China. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties 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 35 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers whose entries will be liquidated as a result of this rescission notice, of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement 2 See Appvion’s Letter, ‘‘Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated November 30, 2020. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 511 (January 6, 2021). 4 See Appvion’s Letter, ‘‘Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated March 26, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 May 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 of antidumping and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to all 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/ 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) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: May 6, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–10034 Filed 5–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an InQuota Rate of Duty Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable May 12, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Hoffner, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–3315. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 26, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce), pursuant to section 702(h) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (the Act), published the quarterly update to the annual listing of foreign government AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subsidies on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty covering the period July 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020.1 In the Third Quarter 2020 Update, we requested that any party that has information on foreign government subsidy programs that benefit articles of cheese subject to an in-quote rate of duty submit such information to Commerce.2 We received no comments, information, or requests for consultation from any party. Pursuant to section 702(h) of the Act, we hereby provide Commerce’s update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the period September 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. Commerce will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. Commerce encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov, Docket No. ITA– 2020–0005, ‘‘Quarterly Update to Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty.’’ The materials in the docket will not be edited to remove identifying or contact information, and Commerce cautions against including any information in an electronic submission that the submitter does not want publicly disclosed. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF formats only. All comments should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Dated: May 7, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. 1 See Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty, 86 FR 7062 (January 26, 2021) (Third Quarter 2020 Update). 2 Id. E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 90 (Wednesday, May 12, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26009-26010]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-920]


Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People's Republic of China: 
Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020

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

DATES: Applicable May 12, 2021.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the 2019-
2020 antidumping duty (AD) administrative review of lightweight thermal 
paper (LWTP) from the People's Republic of China (China) based on a 
timely request for withdrawal. The period of review (POR) is November 
1, 2019, through October 31, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Cipolla, 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) 482-4956.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 3, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD 
order on LWTP from China.\1\ Commerce received a timely-filed request 
from Appvion, Inc. (Appvion), a domestic interested party and the 
petitioner in the underlying investigation, for an

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administrative review of exports of subject merchandise to the United 
States during the POR with respect to 20 companies, in accordance with 
section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 
CFR 351.213(b).\2\ On January 6, 2021, pursuant to this request, and in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice 
initiating an administrative review of the AD order on LWTP from 
China.\3\ On March 26, 2021, Appvion withdrew its request for an 
administrative review with respect to all companies for which it 
requested a review.\4\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 85 FR 69586 (November 3, 2020).
    \2\ See Appvion's Letter, ``Request for Administrative Review,'' 
dated November 30, 2020.
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 511 (January 6, 2021).
    \4\ See Appvion's Letter, ``Withdrawal of Request for 
Administrative Review,'' dated March 26, 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 party or parties 
that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the 
publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. 
Appvion timely submitted a request to withdraw its request for an 
administrative review for all companies for which an administrative 
review was initiated. No other party requested an administrative review 
of the order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we 
are rescinding this review, in its entirety.

Assessment

    Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of LWTP from 
China. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash 
deposit of estimated antidumping duties 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 35 days after the date of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as the only reminder to importers whose entries 
will be liquidated as a result of this rescission notice, of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties 
prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. 
Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption 
that reimbursement of the antidumping and/or countervailing duties 
occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a reminder to all 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/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) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: May 6, 2021.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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