Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018, 26700-26701 [2021-10350]

Download as PDF 26700 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 93 / Monday, May 17, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–825] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Jindal Poly Films Limited of India (Jindal), producer and/or exporter of polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India, received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable May 17, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Czajkowski or Konrad Ptaszynski, 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) 482–1395 or (202) 482–6187, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this review on November 23, 2020.1 We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. On February 25, 2021, Commerce extended the deadline to issue the final results of this review until May 21, 2021.2 For a complete description of the events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised parties’ briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues addressed is attached to this notice as an appendix. 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 http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on the comments received from interested parties, we made changes to the net subsidy rate calculated for the mandatory respondent. For a discussion of these issues, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a governmentprovided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.4 For a description of the methodology underlying all of Commerce’s conclusions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Results of Review We determine the following net countervailable subsidy rate for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018: Scope of the Order Manufacturer/exporter The merchandise covered by the order is PET film. For a complete description of the scope, see the Issue and Decision Memorandum. 1 See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018; 85 FR 74679 (November 23, 2020) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from India: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018,’’ dated February 25, 2021. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 2018 Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order of Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from India,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 May 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 Subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) Jindal Poly Films Limited of India .................................. 11.67 Disclosure Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed for the final results of review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Assessment Requirements Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), upon 4 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 issuance of these final results, Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after 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 In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount shown above for Jindal with regard to shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of these final results of review. For all nonreviewed firms, CBP will continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the all-others rate or the most recent company-specific rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to an 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 sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties The final results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: May 11, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Period of Review E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 93 / Monday, May 17, 2021 / Notices V. Subsidies Valuation Information VI. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VII. Analysis of Programs VIII. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Whether Commerce Should Find the Package Scheme of Incentives to be a Countervailable Subsidy Comment 2: Whether Commerce has Correctly Determined the Benefits under the MEIS Program Comment 3: Whether Commerce has Correctly Determined the Benefits under the SEIS Program Comment 4: Whether Commerce used the Correct Long-Term Rupee-Denominated Interest Rates IX. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-825]


Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: 
Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Jindal 
Poly Films Limited of India (Jindal), producer and/or exporter of 
polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from 
India, received countervailable subsidies during the period of review 
(POR), January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018.

DATES: Applicable May 17, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Czajkowski or Konrad 
Ptaszynski, 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) 482-1395 
or (202) 482-6187, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this review on 
November 23, 2020.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on our 
Preliminary Results. On February 25, 2021, Commerce extended the 
deadline to issue the final results of this review until May 21, 
2021.\2\ For a complete description of the events that occurred since 
the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\3\
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    \1\ See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from 
India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review; 2018; 85 FR 74679 (November 23, 2020) 
(Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum (PDM).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and 
Strip from India: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018,'' dated February 
25, 2021.
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of the 2018 Administrative Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order of Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet 
and Strip from India,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted 
by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is PET film. For a complete 
description of the scope, see the Issue and Decision Memorandum.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised parties' briefs are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues addressed is attached to this 
notice as an appendix. 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 http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on the comments received from interested parties, we made 
changes to the net subsidy rate calculated for the mandatory 
respondent. For a discussion of these issues, see the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we find that there is a 
subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives 
rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is 
specific.\4\ For a description of the methodology underlying all of 
Commerce's conclusions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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    \4\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Final Results of Review

    We determine the following net countervailable subsidy rate for the 
period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018:

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                 Manufacturer/exporter                     (percent ad
                                                             valorem)
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Jindal Poly Films Limited of India.....................           11.67
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Disclosure

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed for the 
final results of review within five days of the date of publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b).

Assessment Requirements

    Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(2), upon issuance of these final results, Commerce will 
determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, 
countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier 
than 35 days after 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

    In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce also 
intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated 
countervailing duties in the amount shown above for Jindal with regard 
to shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of these 
final results of review. For all non-reviewed firms, CBP will continue 
to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the all-
others rate or the most recent company-specific rate applicable to the 
company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
an 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 sanctionable 
violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    The final results are issued and published in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: May 11, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Period of Review

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V. Subsidies Valuation Information
VI. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
VII. Analysis of Programs
VIII. Analysis of Comments
    Comment 1: Whether Commerce Should Find the Package Scheme of 
Incentives to be a Countervailable Subsidy
    Comment 2: Whether Commerce has Correctly Determined the 
Benefits under the MEIS Program
    Comment 3: Whether Commerce has Correctly Determined the 
Benefits under the SEIS Program
    Comment 4: Whether Commerce used the Correct Long-Term Rupee-
Denominated Interest Rates
IX. Recommendation

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