Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020, 51342-51343 [2021-19912]

Download as PDF 51342 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 15, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Emergency Approval; Comment Request; Risks in the Semiconductor Supply Chain The Department of Commerce (Bureau of Industry and Security) led the 100 Day Supply Chain Review of Semiconductors and Advanced Packaging that was mandated by Presidential Executive Order 14017. On February 24, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14017 (E.O. 14017) on ‘‘America’s Supply Chains,’’ which directs several federal agency actions to secure and strengthen America’s supply chains. This review, included in the White House Report ‘‘Building Resilient Supply Chains, Revitalizing Domestic Manufacturing, and Fostering BroadBased Growth (100-day-supplychainreview-report.pdf (whitehouse.gov)’’, identified numerous areas of supply chain vulnerabilities. In addition to the longer-term goals such as strengthening the domestic semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem and promoting U.S. leadership, this report called upon the Department of Commerce to partner with industry to facilitate information flow between semiconductor producers and suppliers and end-users to address the current semiconductor shortage. The ongoing shortages in the semiconductor product supply chain is having an adverse impact on a wide range of industry sectors. With the goal of accelerating the information flow across various segments of the supply chain and identifying data gaps and bottlenecks in the supply chain, the Department is seeking input from interested parties (including domestic and foreign semiconductor design firms, semiconductor manufacturers, materials and equipment suppliers, as well as semiconductor intermediate and endusers). The Department invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. Title: Risks in the Semiconductor Supply Chain. OMB Control Number: 0694–xxxx. Form Number(s): 0694–xxxx. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Sep 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 Type of Request: Emergency Clearance Request, new collection. Number of Respondents: 100. Average Hours per Response: 4 hours. Burden Hours: 400. Needs and Uses: This data is needed to assess the status of the semiconductor industry and identify specific issues and challenges in the supply chain. Qualitative questions are used in some limited cases to complement the statistical data. Using the aggregated form data, the overall goal is to enable Commerce and other government agencies to add transparency on the semiconductor supply and demand mismatch and identify common bottlenecks and chokepoints. This information will advance transparency in the semiconductor supply chain and inform any government or private sector actions to address the ongoing shortage and alleviate the economic impact of the shortage. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: One time only. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Executive Order 14017. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within two days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering the title of the collection, ‘‘Risks in the Semiconductor Supply Chain.’’ Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–19946 Filed 9–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–848] Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that the sole producer/exporter subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise in the United States at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), May 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020. DATES: Applicable September 15, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov, 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) 482–0665. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 16, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the 2019–2020 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (stilbenic OBAs) from Taiwan.1 This administrative review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd. (TFM). We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.2 No party submitted comments. Accordingly, the final results remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order 3 The stilbenic OBAs covered by this Order are all forms (whether free acid or salt) of compounds known as triazinylaminostilbenes (i.e., all derivatives of 4,4′-bis [1,3,5- triazin-2yl] 4 amino- 2,2′-stilbenedisulfonic acid), 1 See Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020, 86 FR 37741 (July 16, 2021) (Preliminary Results). 2 Id. 3 See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27419 (May 10, 2012) (Order). 4 The brackets in this sentence are part of the chemical formula. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 15, 2021 / Notices except for compounds listed in the following paragraph. The stilbenic OBAs covered by this Order include final stilbenic OBA products, as well as intermediate products that are themselves triazinylaminostilbenes produced during the synthesis of stilbenic OBA products. Excluded from this Order are all forms of 4,4′-bis[4-anilino-6morpholino-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] 5 amino2,2′-stilbenedisulfonic acid, C40H40N12O8S2 (‘‘Fluorescent Brightener 71’’). This Order covers the above-described compounds in any state (including but not limited to powder, slurry, or solution), of any concentrations of active stilbenic OBA ingredient, as well as any compositions regardless of additives (i.e., mixtures or blends, whether of stilbenic OBAs with each other, or of stilbenic OBAs with additives that are not stilbenic OBAs), and in any type of packaging. These stilbenic OBAs are classifiable under subheading 3204.20.8000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), but they may also enter under subheadings 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 2921.59.8090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Final Results of Review As noted above, Commerce received no comments concerning the Preliminary Results. As there are no changes from, or comments upon, the Preliminary Results, Commerce finds that there is no reason to modify its analysis and calculations. Accordingly, we adopt the analysis and explanation in our Preliminary Results for the purposes of these final results of review and we have not prepared an Issues and Decision Memorandum to accompany this Federal Register notice. The final weighted-average dumping margin of 2.91 percent exists for entries of subject merchandise that were produced and exported by TFM during the POR. Assessment Rates Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b). 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 5 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Sep 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 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). For TFM, we calculated importerspecific 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 those sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).6 Where an importerspecific assessment rate is de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent), the entries by that importer will be liquidated without reference to antidumping duties. For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by TFM for which it did not know that its merchandise was destined for the United States, 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.7 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication in the Federal Register of this notice for all shipments of stilbenic OBAs from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for TFM will be 2.91percent, the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by companies not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of this 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 is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 6.19 percent, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value 6 In these final results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). 7 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 51343 investigation.8 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure Normally, Commerce discloses to the parties in a proceeding the calculations performed in connection with a final results of review within five days after public announcement of final results.9 However, because Commerce made no adjustments to the margin calculation methodology used in the Preliminary Results, there are no calculations to disclose for the final results of review. Notification to Importers This notice 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 doubled antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: September 9, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–19912 Filed 9–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 8 See 9 See E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM Order, 91 FR at 27420. 19 CFR 351.224(b). 15SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-848]


Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: 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 the sole 
producer/exporter subject to this review made sales of subject 
merchandise in the United States at less than normal value during the 
period of review (POR), May 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020.

DATES: Applicable September 15, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov, 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) 482-0665.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 16, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the 
2019-2020 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 
certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (stilbenic OBAs) from 
Taiwan.\1\ This administrative review covers one producer/exporter of 
the subject merchandise, Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd. (TFM). 
We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.\2\ No party 
submitted comments. Accordingly, the final results remain unchanged 
from the Preliminary Results.
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    \1\ See Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-
2020, 86 FR 37741 (July 16, 2021) (Preliminary Results).
    \2\ Id.
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    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Scope of the Order \3\
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    \3\ See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from 
Taiwan: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value 
and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27419 (May 10, 2012) (Order).
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    The stilbenic OBAs covered by this Order are all forms (whether 
free acid or salt) of compounds known as triazinylaminostilbenes (i.e., 
all derivatives of 4,4'-bis [1,3,5- triazin-2-yl] \4\ amino- 2,2'-
stilbenedisulfonic acid),

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except for compounds listed in the following paragraph. The stilbenic 
OBAs covered by this Order include final stilbenic OBA products, as 
well as intermediate products that are themselves 
triazinylaminostilbenes produced during the synthesis of stilbenic OBA 
products.
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    \4\ The brackets in this sentence are part of the chemical 
formula.
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    Excluded from this Order are all forms of 4,4'-bis[4-anilino-6-
morpholino-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] \5\ amino-2,2'-stilbenedisulfonic acid, 
C40H40N12O8S2 (``Fluorescent Brightener 71''). This Order covers the 
above-described compounds in any state (including but not limited to 
powder, slurry, or solution), of any concentrations of active stilbenic 
OBA ingredient, as well as any compositions regardless of additives 
(i.e., mixtures or blends, whether of stilbenic OBAs with each other, 
or of stilbenic OBAs with additives that are not stilbenic OBAs), and 
in any type of packaging.
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    \5\ Id.
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    These stilbenic OBAs are classifiable under subheading 3204.20.8000 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), but 
they may also enter under subheadings 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 
2921.59.8090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise is dispositive.

Final Results of Review

    As noted above, Commerce received no comments concerning the 
Preliminary Results. As there are no changes from, or comments upon, 
the Preliminary Results, Commerce finds that there is no reason to 
modify its analysis and calculations. Accordingly, we adopt the 
analysis and explanation in our Preliminary Results for the purposes of 
these final results of review and we have not prepared an Issues and 
Decision Memorandum to accompany this Federal Register notice. The 
final weighted-average dumping margin of 2.91 percent exists for 
entries of subject merchandise that were produced and exported by TFM 
during the POR.

Assessment Rates

    Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b). 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).
    For TFM, we calculated 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 those sales in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\6\ Where an importer-specific 
assessment rate is de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent), the 
entries by that importer will be liquidated without reference to 
antidumping duties.
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    \6\ In these final results, Commerce applied the assessment rate 
calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation 
of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in 
Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 
(February 14, 2012).
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    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by TFM 
for which it did not know that its merchandise was destined for the 
United States, 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.\7\
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    \7\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication in the Federal Register of this notice for all shipments of 
stilbenic OBAs from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 
751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for TFM will be 
2.91percent, the weighted-average dumping margin established in the 
final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise 
exported by companies not covered in this review but covered in a prior 
segment of this 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 is, then the cash deposit 
rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed 
segment for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate 
for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 6.19 percent, 
the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value 
investigation.\8\ These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.
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    \8\ See Order, 91 FR at 27420.
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Disclosure

    Normally, Commerce discloses to the parties in a proceeding the 
calculations performed in connection with a final results of review 
within five days after public announcement of final results.\9\ 
However, because Commerce made no adjustments to the margin calculation 
methodology used in the Preliminary Results, there are no calculations 
to disclose for the final results of review.
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice 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 doubled antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under the APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which 
continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction 
of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby 
requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO 
is a violation which is subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

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

    Dated: September 9, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2021-19912 Filed 9-14-21; 8:45 am]
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