Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020, 37117-37118 [2021-14896]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 14, 2021 / Notices The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Raw peanuts in shell; beet sugar; cane sugar; sugar (not raw); salt; crude peanut oil; non-crude peanut oil; raw peanuts shelled; and, blanched peanuts (duty rate ranges from free to 163.8% (exquota rate)). The request indicates that certain materials/components are subject to duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is August 23, 2021. 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[FR Doc. 2021–14959 Filed 7–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–833] Dated: July 8, 2021. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020 [FR Doc. 2021–14954 Filed 7–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that sales of citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Thailand have not been made at less than normal value by COFCO Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (COFCO) or Sunshine Biotech International Co., Ltd. (Sunshine) during the period of review (POR), July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. DATES: Applicable July 14, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Zhang or Patrick Barton, 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) 482–1168 or (202) 482–0012, respectively. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting The Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee (ISTAC) will meet on July 28 and 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The meetings will be available via teleconference. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to information systems equipment and technology. Wednesday, July 28 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Open Session 1. Welcome and Announcements 2. Working Group Reports 3. New Business Background Closed Session On April 1, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.1 We 4. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 17:49 Jul 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.2 This review covers three respondents: COFCO, Niran (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Niran), and Sunshine. Commerce rescinded this review, in part, with respect to Niran on February 3, 2021.3 No interested party submitted comments on the Preliminary Results. Accordingly, the final results remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results. Commerce conducted this 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 citric acid and certain citrate salts from Thailand. The scope of the order includes all grades and granulation sizes of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate in their unblended forms, whether dry or in solution, and regardless of packaging type. The scope also includes blends of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate; as well as blends with other ingredients, such as sugar, where the unblended form(s) of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate constitute 40 percent or more, by weight, of the blend. The scope also includes all forms of crude calcium citrate, including dicalcium citrate monohydrate, and tricalcium citrate tetrahydrate, which are intermediate products in the production of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate. The scope includes the hydrous and anhydrous forms of citric acid, the dihydrate and anhydrous forms of sodium citrate, otherwise known as citric acid sodium salt, and the monohydrate and monopotassium forms of potassium citrate. Sodium citrate also includes both trisodium citrate and monosodium citrate which are also known as citric acid trisodium salt and citric acid monosodium salt, respectively. The scope does not include calcium citrate that satisfies the standards set forth in the United States Pharmacopeia and has been mixed with a functional excipient, such as dextrose or starch, where the excipient constitutes at least 2 percent, by weight, of the product. Citric acid and sodium citrate are classifiable under 2918.14.0000 and 2918.15.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Thursday, July 29: VerDate Sep<11>2014 37117 1 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administrative Review; 2019–2020, 86 FR 17122 (April 1, 2021) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Preliminary Results, 86 FR at 17123. 3 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand: Partial Recission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020, 86 FR 7989 (February 3, 2021). E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 37118 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 14, 2021 / Notices respectively. Potassium citrate and crude calcium citrate are classifiable under 2918.15.5000 and, if included in a mixture or blend, 3824.99.9295 of the HTSUS. Blends that include citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate are classifiable under 3824.99.9295 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Final Results of the Administrative Review We determine that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the respondents for the POR, July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter or producer COFCO Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd ................................... Sunshine Biotech International Co., Ltd ................................... 0.00 0.00 Disclosure As noted above, Commerce received no comments on its Preliminary Results. As a result, we have not modified our analysis, and will not issue a decision memorandum to accompany this Federal Register notice. Further, because we have not changed our calculations since the Preliminary Results, there are no new calculations to disclose in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b) for these final results. We are adopting the Preliminary Results as the final results. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. We will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for each importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of the importer’s sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where the respondent’s weightedaverage dumping margin is either zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c), or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jul 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 Commerce’s ‘‘reseller policy’’ will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a reseller, trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.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 for estimated antidumping duties 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) The cash deposit rate for the companies listed above will be equal to each company’s weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review (except if that rate is de minimis, in which situation the cash deposit rate will be zero); (2) for merchandise exported by a producer or exporter not covered in this review but covered in a prior completed segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the producer has been covered in a prior complete segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will be the company-specific rate established for the most recent period for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 11.25 percent,5 the all-others rate established in the less4 For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 5 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand: Antidumping Duty Orders, 83 FR 35214, 35215 (July 25, 2018). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 than-fair-value investigation. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(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 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 the return or 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 these final results of administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: July 8, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–14896 Filed 7–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–827] Certain Cased Pencils From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cased pencils (cased pencils) from the AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-549-833]


Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Thailand: 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) determines that sales of 
citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Thailand have 
not been made at less than normal value by COFCO Biochemical (Thailand) 
Co., Ltd. (COFCO) or Sunshine Biotech International Co., Ltd. 
(Sunshine) during the period of review (POR), July 1, 2019, through 
June 30, 2020.

DATES: Applicable July 14, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Zhang or Patrick Barton, 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) 482-1168 or (202) 482-0012, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 1, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.\1\ We 
invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.\2\ 
This review covers three respondents: COFCO, Niran (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 
(Niran), and Sunshine. Commerce rescinded this review, in part, with 
respect to Niran on February 3, 2021.\3\ No interested party submitted 
comments on the Preliminary Results. Accordingly, the final results 
remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results. Commerce conducted this 
review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-
2020, 86 FR 17122 (April 1, 2021) (Preliminary Results), and 
accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See Preliminary Results, 86 FR at 17123.
    \3\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand: 
Partial Recission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-
2020, 86 FR 7989 (February 3, 2021).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is citric acid and certain 
citrate salts from Thailand. The scope of the order includes all grades 
and granulation sizes of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium 
citrate in their unblended forms, whether dry or in solution, and 
regardless of packaging type. The scope also includes blends of citric 
acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate; as well as blends with 
other ingredients, such as sugar, where the unblended form(s) of citric 
acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate constitute 40 percent or 
more, by weight, of the blend.
    The scope also includes all forms of crude calcium citrate, 
including dicalcium citrate monohydrate, and tricalcium citrate 
tetrahydrate, which are intermediate products in the production of 
citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate.
    The scope includes the hydrous and anhydrous forms of citric acid, 
the dihydrate and anhydrous forms of sodium citrate, otherwise known as 
citric acid sodium salt, and the monohydrate and monopotassium forms of 
potassium citrate. Sodium citrate also includes both trisodium citrate 
and monosodium citrate which are also known as citric acid trisodium 
salt and citric acid monosodium salt, respectively.
    The scope does not include calcium citrate that satisfies the 
standards set forth in the United States Pharmacopeia and has been 
mixed with a functional excipient, such as dextrose or starch, where 
the excipient constitutes at least 2 percent, by weight, of the 
product.
    Citric acid and sodium citrate are classifiable under 2918.14.0000 
and 2918.15.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS),

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respectively. Potassium citrate and crude calcium citrate are 
classifiable under 2918.15.5000 and, if included in a mixture or blend, 
3824.99.9295 of the HTSUS. Blends that include citric acid, sodium 
citrate, and potassium citrate are classifiable under 3824.99.9295 of 
the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is 
dispositive.

Final Results of the Administrative Review

    We determine that the following weighted-average dumping margins 
exist for the respondents for the POR, July 1, 2019, through June 30, 
2020:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                    Exporter or producer                        dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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COFCO Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd.......................        0.00
Sunshine Biotech International Co., Ltd.....................        0.00
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Disclosure

    As noted above, Commerce received no comments on its Preliminary 
Results. As a result, we have not modified our analysis, and will not 
issue a decision memorandum to accompany this Federal Register notice. 
Further, because we have not changed our calculations since the 
Preliminary Results, there are no new calculations to disclose in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b) for these final results. We are 
adopting the Preliminary Results as the final results.

Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1), Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of 
this review. We will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on 
the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for 
each importer's examined sales and the total entered value of the 
importer's sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    Where the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is either 
zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c), or an 
importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will 
instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to 
antidumping duties.
    Commerce's ``reseller policy'' will apply to entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these 
final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know 
that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a reseller, 
trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United States. In 
such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at 
the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in the transaction.\4\
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    \4\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    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 for estimated antidumping 
duties 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) The cash deposit rate 
for the companies listed above will be equal to each company's 
weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of 
this administrative review (except if that rate is de minimis, in which 
situation the cash deposit rate will be zero); (2) for merchandise 
exported by a producer or exporter not covered in this review but 
covered in a prior completed segment of the proceeding, the cash 
deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published 
for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered 
in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the 
producer has been covered in a prior complete segment of this 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will be the company-specific rate 
established for the most recent period for the producer of the 
merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or 
exporters will continue to be 11.25 percent,\5\ the all-others rate 
established in the less-than-fair-value investigation. These cash 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
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    \5\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Belgium, 
Colombia, and Thailand: Antidumping Duty Orders, 83 FR 35214, 35215 
(July 25, 2018).
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Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(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 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 the return or 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 these final results of administrative 
review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 
19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: July 8, 2021.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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