Methionine From Japan and Spain: Antidumping Duty Orders, 51119-51121 [2021-19709]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / Notices ITC published its determination that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act.5 tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by these Orders is certain seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipes and redraw hollows, less than or equal to 16 inches (406.4 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of wallthickness, manufacturing process (e.g., hot-finished or cold-drawn), end finish (e.g., plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish (e.g., bare, lacquered or coated). Redraw hollows are any unfinished carbon or alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe or ‘‘hollow profiles’’ suitable for cold finishing operations, such as cold drawing, to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (‘‘ASTM’’) or American Petroleum Institute (‘‘API’’) specifications referenced below, or comparable specifications. Specifically included within the scope are seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) standard, line, and pressure pipes produced to the ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106, ASTM A–333, ASTM A–334, ASTM A–589, ASTM A– 795, ASTM A–1024, and the API 5L specifications, or comparable specifications, and meeting the physical parameters described above, regardless of application, with the exception of the exclusion discussed below. Specifically excluded from the scope of the Orders are: (1) All pipes meeting aerospace, hydraulic, and bearing tubing specifications; (2) all pipes meeting the chemical requirements of ASTM A–335, whether finished or unfinished; and (3) unattached couplings. Also excluded from the scope of the Orders are all mechanical, boiler, condenser and heat exchange tubing, except when such products conform to the dimensional requirements, i.e., outside diameter and wall thickness of ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106 or API 5L specifications. The merchandise covered by the Orders is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers: 7304.19.1020, 7304.19.1030, 5 See Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from China (Inv. No. 701–TA–469 and 731–TA–1168 (Second Review)), 86 FR 50374 (September 8, 2021); see also Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from China (Inv. No. 701– TA–469 and 731–TA–1168 (Second Review)), USITC Pub. 5229 (September 1, 2021). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:55 Sep 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 7304.19.1045, 7304.19.1060, 7304.19.5020, 7304.19.5050, 7304.31.6050, 7304.39.0016, 7304.39.0020, 7304.39.0024, 7304.39.0028, 7304.39.0032, 7304.39.0036, 7304.39.0040, 7304.39.0044, 7304.39.0048, 7304.39.0052, 7304.39.0056, 7304.39.0062, 7304.39.0068, 7304.39.0072, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7304.59.6000, 7304.59.8010, 7304.59.8015, 7304.59.8020, 7304.59.8025, 7304.59.8030, 7304.59.8035, 7304.59.8040, 7304.59.8045, 7304.59.8050, 7304.59.8055, 7304.59.8060, 7304.59.8065, and 7304.59.8070. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive.6 Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determination by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the Orders. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of the Orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year (sunset) reviews of these Orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the return, destruction, or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. Notification to Interested Parties These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). 6 See PO 00000 Orders at 75 FR 69051–69053. Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51119 Dated: September 8, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–19752 Filed 9–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–879, A–469–822] Methionine From Japan and Spain: Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing antidumping duty orders on methionine from Japan and Spain. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable September 14, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Scully at (202) 482–0572 (Japan) or Elizabeth Bremer at (202) 482–4987 (Spain); AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), on July 23, 2021, Commerce published its affirmative final determinations in the less-thanfair-value (LTFV) investigations of methionine from Japan and Spain.1 On September 7, 2021, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determinations, pursuant to section 735(d) of the Act, that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of LTFV imports of methionine from Japan and Spain, and its negative critical circumstances finding with 1 See Methionine from Japan: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 86 FR 38983 (July 23, 2021) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum; see also Methionine from Spain: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 86 FR 38985 (July 23, 2021), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (collectively, Final Determinations). E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 51120 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / Notices respect to dumped imports of methionine from Spain.2 Scope of the Orders The products covered by these orders are methionine from Japan and Spain. For a complete description of the scope of these orders, see the appendix to this notice. tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICES Antidumping Duty Orders On September 7, 2021, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determinations in these investigations, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of methionine from Japan and Spain.3 Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, Commerce is issuing these antidumping duty orders. Because the ITC determined that imports of methionine from Japan and Spain are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Japan and Spain, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of methionine from Japan and Spain. With the exception of entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determinations, as further described below, antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of methionine from Japan and Spain entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after March 4, 2021, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determinations.4 2 See ITC Notification Letter, Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1535–1536 (Final) dated September 7, 2021 (ITC Notification Letter). 3 Id. 4 See Methionine from Japan: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances and Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 12625 (March 4, 2021), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum; see also Methionine from Spain: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 12614 (March 4, 2021) (Spain Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (collectively, Preliminary Determinations). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:55 Sep 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation Except as noted in the ‘‘Provisional Measures’’ section of this notice, in accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries of methionine from Japan and Spain. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Commerce will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins indicated in the tables below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication in the Federal Register of the notice of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determinations, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the rates listed below. The relevant all-others rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed. Critical Circumstances With regard to the ITC’s negative critical circumstances determination on imports of methionine from Spain, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 4, 2020 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of the publication of the Spain Preliminary Determination), but before March 4, 2021 (i.e., the date of publication of the Spain Preliminary Determination). Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that suspension of liquidation pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request that Commerce extend the fourmonth period to no more than six months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion of methionine from Japan and Spain, Commerce extended the four-month period to six months in each of these investigations. Commerce published the preliminary determinations in these investigations on March 4, 2021.5 The extended provisional measures period, beginning on the date of publication of the Preliminary Determinations, ended on August 31, 2021. Therefore, in accordance with 5 See PO 00000 Preliminary Determinations. Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 section 733(d) of the Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of methionine from Japan and Spain entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after August 31, 2021, the final day on which the provisional measures were in effect, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determinations in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation and the collection of cash deposits will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determinations in the Federal Register. Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: JAPAN Exporter/producer Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd ........................................... All Others .................................... 76.50 76.50 SPAIN Exporter/producer Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Adisseo Espan˜a S.A ................... All Others .................................... 37.53 37.53 Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to methionine from Japan and Spain pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ stats/iastats1.html. These antidumping duty orders are published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: September 7, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by these orders is methionine and dl-Hydroxy analogue of dlmethionine, also known as 2-Hydroxy 4(Methylthio) Butanoic acid (HMTBa), E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / Notices regardless of purity, particle size, grade, or physical form. Methionine has the chemical formula C5H11NO2S, liquid HMTBa has the chemical formula C5H10O3S, and dry HMTBa has the chemical formula (C5H9O3S)2Ca. Subject merchandise also includes methionine processed in a third country including, but not limited to, refining, converting from liquid to dry or dry to liquid form, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of these orders if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope methionine or dl-Hydroxy analogue of dlmethionine. The scope also includes methionine that is commingled (i.e., mixed or combined) with methionine from sources not subject to these orders. Only the subject component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of these orders. Excluded from these orders is United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) grade methionine. In order to qualify for this exclusion, USP grade methionine must meet or exceed all of the chemical, purity, performance, and labeling requirements of the United States Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary for USP grade methionine. Methionine is currently classified under subheadings 2930.40.00.00 and 2930.90.46.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Methionine has the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry numbers 583–91–5, 4857–44–7, 59–51–8 and 922–50–9. While the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2021–19709 Filed 9–13–21; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–830] Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2018– 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico to correct a ministerial error. The period of review (POR) is October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable September 14, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin A. Smith, AD/CVD tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:55 Sep 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 Background On August 16, 2021, Commerce disclosed its calculations for the Final Results 1 to interested parties.2 On August 23, 2021, we received a ministerial error allegation from Nucor Corporation (Nucor), a domestic interested party, regarding Commerce’s home market program calculations.3 No other party made an allegation of ministerial errors or submitted a reply to Nucor’s ministerial error allegation. Legal Framework Section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), defines a ‘‘ministerial error’’ as including ‘‘errors in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical errors resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other unintentional error which the administering authority considers ministerial.’’ With respect to final results of administrative reviews, 19 CFR 351.224(e) provides that Commerce ‘‘will analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, correct any ministerial error by amending . . . the final results of review . . . .’’ Ministerial Error BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P AGENCY: Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2181. Commerce agrees with Nucor that Commerce made an inadvertent, unintentional error in the Final Results within the meaning of section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(f) with respect to treatment of reported late payment fees in the margin calculation for the sole mandatory respondent, Deacero S.A.P.I de C.V. (Deacero). Accordingly, Commerce determines that, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(f), it made a ministerial error in the Final Results. For a complete discussion of the ministerial error allegation, as well as Commerce’s analysis, see the accompanying Ministerial Error 1 See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2018–2019, 86 FR 46179 (August 18, 2021) (Final Results). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Final Calculation Memorandum for Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V. and Deacero USA, Inc.,’’ dated August 11, 2021. 3 See Nucor’s Letter, ‘‘Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: Ministerial Error Comments,’’ dated August 23, 2021. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51121 Memorandum.4 The Ministerial Error 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 https://access.trade.gov. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e), Commerce is amending the Final Results to reflect the correction of a ministerial error in the calculation of the weighted-average dumping margin assigned to Deacero in the Final Results, which changes from 9.82 percent to 9.84 percent. Furthermore, we are revising the review-specific, weighted-average dumping margin applicable to the companies not selected for individual examination in this administrative review, Talleres y Aceros S.A. de C.V. (Talleres y Aceros), and Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Ternium), which is based entirely on Deacero’s weightedaverage dumping margin.5 Amended Final Results As a result of correcting the ministerial error, Commerce determines that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019: Producers/exporters Deacero S.A.P.I de C.V ............. Talleres y Aceros S.A. de C.V ... Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V ...... Weightedaverage dumping margins (percent) 9.84 9.84 9.84 Disclosure We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days after publication of these amended final results in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Commerce will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the amended final results of this review. For Deacero, Commerce has calculated importer-specific antidumping duty assessment rates by 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: Allegation of a Ministerial Error in the Antidumping Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Final Results,’’ dated concurrently with this memorandum (Ministerial Error Memorandum). 5 See Final Results, 86 FR at 46180. E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 14, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51119-51121]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-879, A-469-822]


Methionine From Japan and Spain: Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), 
Commerce is issuing antidumping duty orders on methionine from Japan 
and Spain.

DATES: Applicable September 14, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Scully at (202) 482-0572 
(Japan) or Elizabeth Bremer at (202) 482-4987 (Spain); AD/CVD 
Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act), on July 23, 2021, Commerce published its 
affirmative final determinations in the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) 
investigations of methionine from Japan and Spain.\1\ On September 7, 
2021, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determinations, pursuant 
to section 735(d) of the Act, that an industry in the United States is 
materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the 
Act by reason of LTFV imports of methionine from Japan and Spain, and 
its negative critical circumstances finding with

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respect to dumped imports of methionine from Spain.\2\
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    \1\ See Methionine from Japan: Final Affirmative Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of 
Critical Circumstances, 86 FR 38983 (July 23, 2021) and accompanying 
Issues and Decision Memorandum; see also Methionine from Spain: 
Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 86 FR 
38985 (July 23, 2021), and accompanying Issues and Decision 
Memorandum (collectively, Final Determinations).
    \2\ See ITC Notification Letter, Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1535-
1536 (Final) dated September 7, 2021 (ITC Notification Letter).
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Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by these orders are methionine from Japan and 
Spain. For a complete description of the scope of these orders, see the 
appendix to this notice.

Antidumping Duty Orders

    On September 7, 2021, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, 
the ITC notified Commerce of its final determinations in these 
investigations, in which it found that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured by reason of imports of methionine from Japan and 
Spain.\3\ Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, 
Commerce is issuing these antidumping duty orders. Because the ITC 
determined that imports of methionine from Japan and Spain are 
materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such 
merchandise from Japan and Spain, entered or withdrawn from warehouse 
for consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, 
Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal 
to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the 
export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all 
relevant entries of methionine from Japan and Spain. With the exception 
of entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures 
period and before publication of the ITC's final affirmative injury 
determinations, as further described below, antidumping duties will be 
assessed on unliquidated entries of methionine from Japan and Spain 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after 
March 4, 2021, the date of publication of the Preliminary 
Determinations.\4\
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    \4\ See Methionine from Japan: Preliminary Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary 
Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances and Postponement 
of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 
12625 (March 4, 2021), and accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum; see also Methionine from Spain: Preliminary Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Negative 
Determination of Critical Circumstances, Postponement of Final 
Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 12614 
(March 4, 2021) (Spain Preliminary Determination), and accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum (collectively, Preliminary 
Determinations).
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    Except as noted in the ``Provisional Measures'' section of this 
notice, in accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce 
intends to instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all 
relevant entries of methionine from Japan and Spain. These instructions 
suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice.
    Commerce will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margins indicated in the tables 
below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication in the Federal 
Register of the notice of the ITC's final affirmative injury 
determinations, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would 
normally deposit estimated duties on subject merchandise, a cash 
deposit equal to the rates listed below. The relevant all-others rate 
applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed.

Critical Circumstances

    With regard to the ITC's negative critical circumstances 
determination on imports of methionine from Spain, we will instruct CBP 
to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to secure the 
payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of the 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after December 4, 2020 (i.e., 90 days prior to the 
date of the publication of the Spain Preliminary Determination), but 
before March 4, 2021 (i.e., the date of publication of the Spain 
Preliminary Determination).

Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that suspension of liquidation 
pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in 
effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
that Commerce extend the four-month period to no more than six months. 
At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion 
of methionine from Japan and Spain, Commerce extended the four-month 
period to six months in each of these investigations. Commerce 
published the preliminary determinations in these investigations on 
March 4, 2021.\5\
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    \5\ See Preliminary Determinations.
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    The extended provisional measures period, beginning on the date of 
publication of the Preliminary Determinations, ended on August 31, 
2021. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act, Commerce 
intends to instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and 
to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated 
entries of methionine from Japan and Spain entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption after August 31, 2021, the final day on 
which the provisional measures were in effect, until and through the 
day preceding the date of publication of the ITC's final affirmative 
injury determinations in the Federal Register. Suspension of 
liquidation and the collection of cash deposits will resume on the date 
of publication of the ITC's final determinations in the Federal 
Register.

Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

    The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

                                  Japan
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                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
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Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd..............................       76.50
All Others..................................................       76.50
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                                  Spain
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                                                               Estimated
                                                               weighted-
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                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Adisseo Espa[ntilde]a S.A...................................       37.53
All Others..................................................       37.53
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to 
methionine from Japan and Spain pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. 
Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently 
in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    These antidumping duty orders are published in accordance with 
section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: September 7, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by these orders is methionine and dl-
Hydroxy analogue of dl-methionine, also known as 2-Hydroxy 4-
(Methylthio) Butanoic acid (HMTBa),

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regardless of purity, particle size, grade, or physical form. 
Methionine has the chemical formula 
C5H11NO2S, liquid HMTBa has the 
chemical formula C5H10O3S, and dry 
HMTBa has the chemical formula 
(C5H9O3S)2Ca.
    Subject merchandise also includes methionine processed in a 
third country including, but not limited to, refining, converting 
from liquid to dry or dry to liquid form, or any other processing 
that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of 
these orders if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-
scope methionine or dl-Hydroxy analogue of dl-methionine.
    The scope also includes methionine that is commingled (i.e., 
mixed or combined) with methionine from sources not subject to these 
orders. Only the subject component of such commingled products is 
covered by the scope of these orders.
    Excluded from these orders is United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) 
grade methionine. In order to qualify for this exclusion, USP grade 
methionine must meet or exceed all of the chemical, purity, 
performance, and labeling requirements of the United States 
Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary for USP grade methionine.
    Methionine is currently classified under subheadings 
2930.40.00.00 and 2930.90.46.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS). Methionine has the Chemical Abstracts 
Service (CAS) registry numbers 583-91-5, 4857-44-7, 59-51-8 and 922-
50-9. While the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the scope of these orders is dispositive.

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