1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020, 30404-30405 [2021-11997]

Download as PDF 30404 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order 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/ 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 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: June 1, 2021. Scot Fullerton, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–11920 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–044] 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R–134a) From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that the sole company subject to this administrative review is part of the China-wide entity because it did not file a separate rate application (SRA). The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. DATES: Applicable June 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Zukowski, 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) 482–0189. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On February 2, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 1,1,1,2Tetrafluoroethane (R–134a) from the People’s Republic of China (China) and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 invited interested parties to comment.1 We received no comments from interested parties on the Preliminary Results. Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane, R–134a, or its chemical equivalent, regardless of form, type, or purity level. The chemical formula for 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane is CF3-CH2 F, and the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number is CAS 811–97–2.2 Merchandise subject to the order is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 2903.39.2020. Although the HTSUS subheading and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. Final Results of Review Because we received no comments, we made no changes from the Preliminary Results. We continue to find that Puremann, Inc., the sole company subject to this review, did not file an SRA and has not demonstrated its eligibility for separate rate status and, therefore, is part of the China-wide entity. In this administrative review, no party requested a review of the Chinawide entity, and Commerce did not selfinitiate a review of the China-wide entity. Because no review of the Chinawide entity is being conducted, the China-wide entity’s entries were not subject to the review, and the rate applicable to the NME entity was not subject to change as a result of this review. The China-wide entity rate remains 167.02 percent.3 Assessment Rates Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries in accordance with 1 See 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R–134a) from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019– 2020, 86 FR 7854 (February 2, 2021) (Preliminary Results). 2 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane is sold under a number of trade names including Klea 134a and Zephex 134a (Mexichem Fluor); Genetron 134a (Honeywell); FreonTM 134a, Suva 134a, Dymel 134a, and Dymel P134a (Chemours); Solkane 134a (Solvay); and Forane 134a (Arkema). Generically, 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane has been sold as Fluorocarbon 134a, R–134a, HFC–134a, HF A–134a, Refrigerant 134a, and UN3159. 3 See 1,1,1,2 Tetrafluoroethane (R–134a) from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 82 FR 18422, 18423 (April 19, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b). Because we determined that Puremann, Inc. was not eligible for a separate rate and is part of the Chinawide entity, we will instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 167.02 percent to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR that were exported by Puremann, Inc. Consistent with its recent notice,4 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 for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed Chinese or non-Chinese exporters that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (2) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the Chinawide entity (i.e., 167.02 percent); and (3) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 315.402(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 4 See Notice of Discontinuation of Policy to Issue Liquidation Instructions After 15 Days in Applicable Antidumping and Countervailing Duly Administrative Proceedings, 86 FR 3995 (January 15, 2021). E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. preliminary determination is due no later than June 23, 2021. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order Postponement of Preliminary Determination 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 return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner 2 makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On May 28, 2021, the petitioner submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement ‘‘{t}o permit a thorough investigation and the calculation of the most accurate countervailing rates.’’ 4 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, i.e., August 27, 2021. Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination of this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(5). Dated: June 2, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–11997 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–142] Certain Walk-Behind Snow Throwers and Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable June 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Sliney or Alex Cipolla at (202) 482–0324 or (202) 482–4956, respectively, AD/ CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On April 19, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of certain walk-behind snow throwers and parts thereof (snow throwers) from the People’s Republic of China (China).1 Currently, the 1 See Certain Walk-Behind Snow Throwers and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 86 FR 22022 (April 26, 2021) (Initiation Notice). 2 The petitioner is MTD Products, Inc. 3 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Walk-Behind Snow Throwers and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Request to Postpone the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated May 28, 2021. 4 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30405 This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: June 2, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–11952 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–502] Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019– 2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Saha Thai Steel Pipe Public Co., Ltd. (Saha Thai), and 26 non-examined companies, made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2019, through February 29, 2020. We further preliminarily determine that Blue Pipe Steel Center (Blue Pipe) and K Line Logistics (Thailand) Ltd. (K-Line) had no shipments during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable June 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Langley or Thomas Schauer, 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) 482–3861 or (202) 482–0410, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background In accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (pipes and tubes) from Thailand. On May 6, 2020, in accordance with 19 CFR 251.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated the administrative review of the order 1 on 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 88 FR 26931 (May 6, 2020). E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-044]


1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-
2020

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that the sole 
company subject to this administrative review is part of the China-wide 
entity because it did not file a separate rate application (SRA). The 
period of review (POR) is April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020.

DATES: Applicable June 8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Zukowski, 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) 482-0189.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 2, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
this administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 1,1,1,2-
Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from the People's Republic of China (China) 
and invited interested parties to comment.\1\ We received no comments 
from interested parties on the Preliminary Results. Commerce conducted 
this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2019-2020, 86 FR 7854 (February 2, 2021) 
(Preliminary Results).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane, 
R-134a, or its chemical equivalent, regardless of form, type, or purity 
level. The chemical formula for 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane is 
CF3-CH2 F, and the Chemical Abstracts Service 
(CAS) registry number is CAS 811-97-2.\2\
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    \2\ 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane is sold under a number of trade 
names including Klea 134a and Zephex 134a (Mexichem Fluor); Genetron 
134a (Honeywell); Freon\TM\ 134a, Suva 134a, Dymel 134a, and Dymel 
P134a (Chemours); Solkane 134a (Solvay); and Forane 134a (Arkema). 
Generically, 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane has been sold as Fluorocarbon 
134a, R-134a, HFC-134a, HF A-134a, Refrigerant 134a, and UN3159.
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    Merchandise subject to the order is currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 
2903.39.2020. Although the HTSUS subheading and CAS registry number are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the scope is dispositive.

Final Results of Review

    Because we received no comments, we made no changes from the 
Preliminary Results. We continue to find that Puremann, Inc., the sole 
company subject to this review, did not file an SRA and has not 
demonstrated its eligibility for separate rate status and, therefore, 
is part of the China-wide entity. In this administrative review, no 
party requested a review of the China-wide entity, and Commerce did not 
self-initiate a review of the China-wide entity. Because no review of 
the China-wide entity is being conducted, the China-wide entity's 
entries were not subject to the review, and the rate applicable to the 
NME entity was not subject to change as a result of this review. The 
China-wide entity rate remains 167.02 percent.\3\
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    \3\ See 1,1,1,2 Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from the People's 
Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 82 FR 18422, 18423 (April 
19, 2017).
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Assessment Rates

    Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries in 
accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b). 
Because we determined that Puremann, Inc. was not eligible for a 
separate rate and is part of the China-wide entity, we will instruct 
CBP to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 167.02 percent to all 
entries of subject merchandise during the POR that were exported by 
Puremann, Inc.
    Consistent with its recent notice,\4\ 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).
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    \4\ See Notice of Discontinuation of Policy to Issue Liquidation 
Instructions After 15 Days in Applicable Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duly Administrative Proceedings, 86 FR 3995 (January 
15, 2021).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results 
of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of 
the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed Chinese or non-
Chinese exporters that received a separate rate in a prior segment of 
this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing 
exporter-specific rate; (2) for all Chinese exporters of subject 
merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, 
the cash deposit rate will be that for the China-wide entity (i.e., 
167.02 percent); and (3) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject 
merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit 
rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter that supplied 
that non-Chinese exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 315.402(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

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occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    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 return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to 
judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with 
the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 
351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: June 2, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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