Certain Aluminum Foil From the Sultanate of Oman: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 52888-52890 [2021-20536]

Download as PDF 52888 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 182 / Thursday, September 23, 2021 / Notices Brazil no later than 45 days after this final determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated, and all cash deposits posted will be refunded and suspension of liquidation will be lifted. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation, as discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice will serve as a final reminder to the 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 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 This determination and this notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.210(c). Dated: September 16, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is aluminum foil having a thickness of 0.2 mm or less, in reels exceeding 25 pounds, regardless of width. Aluminum foil is made from an aluminum alloy that contains more than 92 percent aluminum. Aluminum foil may be made to ASTM specification ASTM B479, but can also be made to other specifications. Regardless of specification, however, all aluminum foil meeting the scope description is included in the scope, including aluminum foil to which lubricant has been applied to one or both sides of the foil. Excluded from the scope of this investigation is aluminum foil that is backed with paper, paperboard, plastics, or similar backing materials on one side or both sides of the aluminum foil, as well as etched capacitor foil and aluminum foil that is cut to shape. Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Sep 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 the scope based on the definitions set forth above. The products under investigation are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7607.11.3000, 7607.11.6090, 7607.11.9030, 7607.11.9060, 7607.11.9090, and 7607.19.6000. Further, merchandise that falls within the scope of this proceeding may also be entered into the United States under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3060, 7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3045, 7606.12.3055, 7606.12.3091, 7606.12.3096, 7606.12.6000, 7606.91.3095, 7606.91.6095, 7606.92.3035, and 7606.92.6095. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination IV. Discussion of the Issues V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–20537 Filed 9–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–523–816] Certain Aluminum Foil From the Sultanate of Oman: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) during the period of investigation, January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable September 23, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, 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) 482–1009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On March 5, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register.1 1 See Certain Aluminum Foil from the Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In the Preliminary Determination, and in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), Commerce aligned the final determination of this countervailing duty (CVD) investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation of aluminum foil from Oman. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is aluminum foil from Oman. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the Preamble to Commerce’s regulations,3 the Initiation Notice 4 set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).5 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice, and we addressed the comments in the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.6 Interested parties were provided an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.7 We received Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination; 86 FR 12913 (March 5, 2021) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Aluminum Foil from the Republic of Oman,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997) (Preamble). 4 See Certain Aluminum Foil from the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 85 FR 68287 (October 28, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 5 Id., 85 FR at 68288. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Preliminary Scope Determination and Comment Period,’’ dated September 3, 2021 (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum). 7 Id. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 182 / Thursday, September 23, 2021 / Notices no scope case briefs requesting changes to the scope of the AD or CVD investigations of aluminum foil from the Republic of Armenia, Brazil, the Sultanate of Oman, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Turkey. Additionally, we received a letter from the petitioners 8 urging Commerce to maintain the same scope language which was set forth in both the Initiation Notice or Preliminary Determination.9 Accordingly, Commerce is not modifying the scope language as it appeared in the Preliminary Determination. See Appendix I for the final scope of the investigation. Verification Commerce was unable to conduct onsite verification of the information relied upon in making its final determination in this investigation. However, we took additional steps in lieu of on-site verification to verify the information relied upon in making this final determination, in accordance with section 782(i) of the Act.10 Analysis of Subsidy Programs and Comments Received The subsidy programs under investigation, and the issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this investigation, are discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. For a list of the issues raised by parties, and to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, see Appendix II of this notice. Methodology lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Commerce conducted this investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, Commerce determines that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.11 For a full description of the methodology underlying our final determination, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. 8 The Aluminum Association Trade Enforcement Working Group and its individual members, Granges America Inc., JW Aluminum Company and Novelis Corporation constitute the petitioners. 9 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Petitioners’ Final Scope Comments,’’ dated September 8, 2021. 10 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Aluminum Foil from the Sultanate of Oman: In Lieu of Verification Questionnaire,’’ dated July 13, 2021. 11 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Sep 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our review and analysis of the comments received from parties, we made certain changes to the subsidy rate calculations for Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC (OARC). For a discussion of these changes, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. All-Others Rate Section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that in the final determination, Commerce shall determine an estimated all-others rate for companies not individually examined. This rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated subsidy rates established for those companies individually examined, excluding any rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely under section 776 of the Act. In this investigation, we continue to calculate the all-others rate using the estimated weighted-average rate calculated for OARC and its crossowned affiliates.12 52889 Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register. In accordance with section 703(d) of the Act, effective July 3, 2021, we instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation of all entries at that time, but to continue the suspension of liquidation of all entries from March 5, 2021, through July 2, 2021. If the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issues a final affirmative injury determination, we will issue a CVD order and require a cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties for such entries of subject merchandise in the amounts indicated above, in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act. If the ITC determines that material injury, or threat of material injury, does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated, and all estimated duties deposited, or securities posted as a result of the suspension of liquidation will be refunded or canceled. ITC Notification In accordance with section 705(d) of the Act, Commerce will notify the ITC of its final affirmative determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of aluminum foil from Oman. As Commerce’s final determination is Subsidy rate Producer/exporter affirmative, in accordance with section (percent) 705(b) of the Act, the ITC will determine, within 45 days, whether the Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC ................... 1.93 domestic industry in the United States All Others .............................. 1.93 is materially injured or threatened with material injury. In addition, we are Disclosure making available to the ITC all nonprivileged and non-proprietary Commerce intends to disclose to information related to this investigation. interested parties its calculations and We will allow the ITC access to all analysis performed in this final privileged and business proprietary determination within five days of its information in our files, provided the public announcement, or if there is no ITC confirms that it will not disclose public announcement, within five days such information, either publicly or of the date of publication of this notice under an administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). (APO), without the written consent of Continuation of Suspension of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement Liquidation and Compliance. As a result of our Preliminary Notification Regarding APO Determination and pursuant to sections In the event that the ITC issues a final 703(d)(1)(B) and (d)(2) of the Act, Commerce instructed U.S. Customs and negative injury determination, this notice will serve as the only reminder Border Protection (CBP) to suspend to parties subject to the APO of their liquidation of entries of subject responsibility concerning the merchandise as described in the scope destruction of proprietary information of the investigation section entered, or disclosed under APO in accordance withdrawn from warehouse, for with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely consumption on or after March 5, 2021, written notification of the return/ the date of publication of the destruction of APO materials or 12 OARC identified three companies as crossconversion to judicial protective order is owned companies with a reporting obligation: hereby requested. Failure to comply Takamul Investment Company LLC (Takamul), OQ with the regulations and terms of an SAOC (OQ) (formerly known as Oman Oil Company APO is a violation which is subject to SAOC), and Sohar Paper Cores LLC (SPC). See Preliminary Determination PDM at 6. sanction. Final Determination Commerce determines that the following estimated countervailable subsidy rates exist: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 52890 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 182 / Thursday, September 23, 2021 / Notices Comment 3: Selection of the Benchmark for the Provision of Land for LTAR Program Comment 4: Whether Commerce Should Revise its Preliminary Subsidy Findings Regarding the Provision of Electricity for LTAR Program Comment 5: Calculation of the Benefit for the Provision of Electricity for LTAR Program Comment 6: Whether Commerce Should Revise OARC’s Sales Denominator VIII. Recommendation Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 705(d) and 771(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.210(c). Dated: September 16, 2021. Ryan Majerus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is aluminum foil having a thickness of 0.2 mm or less, in reels exceeding 25 pounds, regardless of width. Aluminum foil is made from an aluminum alloy that contains more than 92 percent aluminum. Aluminum foil may be made to ASTM specification ASTM B479, but can also be made to other specifications. Regardless of specification, however, all aluminum foil meeting the scope description is included in the scope, including aluminum foil to which lubricant has been applied to one or both sides of the foil. Excluded from the scope of this investigation is aluminum foil that is backed with paper, paperboard, plastics, or similar backing materials on one side or both sides of the aluminum foil, as well as etched capacitor foil and aluminum foil that is cut to shape. Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set forth above. The products under investigation are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7607.11.3000, 7607.11.6090, 7607.11.9030, 7607.11.9060, 7607.11.9090, and 7607.19.6000. Further, merchandise that falls within the scope of this proceeding may also be entered into the United States under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3060, 7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3045, 7606.12.3055, 7606.12.3091, 7606.12.3096, 7606.12.6000, 7606.91.3095, 7606.91.6095, 7606.92.3035, and 7606.92.6095. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Period of Investigation V. Subsidies Valuation Information VI. Analysis of the Programs VII. Discussion of the Comments Comment 1: Whether Commerce Should Amend its Preliminary Finding Regarding OARC’s Financing Comment 2: Whether Commerce Should Revise Its Preliminary Subsidy Findings Regarding the Provision of Land for LTAR Program VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Sep 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2021–20536 Filed 9–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Special Accommodations [RTID 0648–XB438] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council’s is convening its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). 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Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 20, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–20596 Filed 9–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB443] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) will hold an online meeting that is not open to the public. DATES: The Pacific Council will meet online Tuesday, October 12, 2021, beginning at 8 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). The meeting will consist only of a Closed Session to address the employment matter of hiring a new executive director. The Pacific Council will meet as late as necessary to complete its scheduled business. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-523-816]


Certain Aluminum Foil From the Sultanate of Oman: Final 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that 
countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters 
of certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the Sultanate of Oman 
(Oman) during the period of investigation, January 1, 2019, through 
December 31, 2019.

DATES: Applicable September 23, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, 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) 482-1009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 5, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination 
in the Federal Register.\1\ In the Preliminary Determination, and in 
accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), Commerce aligned the final 
determination of this countervailing duty (CVD) investigation with the 
final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) 
investigation of aluminum foil from Oman.
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    \1\ See Certain Aluminum Foil from the Sultanate of Oman: 
Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty 
Determination; 86 FR 12913 (March 5, 2021) (Preliminary 
Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
(PDM).
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    A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the 
Preliminary Determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.\2\ The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document 
and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.
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    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of 
Certain Aluminum Foil from the Republic of Oman,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is aluminum foil from 
Oman. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, 
see Appendix I.

Scope Comments

    In accordance with the Preamble to Commerce's regulations,\3\ the 
Initiation Notice \4\ set aside a period of time for parties to raise 
issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).\5\ Certain interested 
parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in 
the Initiation Notice, and we addressed the comments in the Preliminary 
Scope Decision Memorandum.\6\ Interested parties were provided an 
opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.\7\ 
We received

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no scope case briefs requesting changes to the scope of the AD or CVD 
investigations of aluminum foil from the Republic of Armenia, Brazil, 
the Sultanate of Oman, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of 
Turkey. Additionally, we received a letter from the petitioners \8\ 
urging Commerce to maintain the same scope language which was set forth 
in both the Initiation Notice or Preliminary Determination.\9\ 
Accordingly, Commerce is not modifying the scope language as it 
appeared in the Preliminary Determination. See Appendix I for the final 
scope of the investigation.
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    \3\ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 
62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997) (Preamble).
    \4\ See Certain Aluminum Foil from the Sultanate of Oman and the 
Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigations, 85 FR 68287 (October 28, 2020) (Initiation Notice).
    \5\ Id., 85 FR at 68288.
    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Preliminary Scope Determination and 
Comment Period,'' dated September 3, 2021 (Preliminary Scope 
Decision Memorandum).
    \7\ Id.
    \8\ The Aluminum Association Trade Enforcement Working Group and 
its individual members, Granges America Inc., JW Aluminum Company 
and Novelis Corporation constitute the petitioners.
    \9\ See Petitioners' Letter, ``Petitioners' Final Scope 
Comments,'' dated September 8, 2021.
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Verification

    Commerce was unable to conduct on-site verification of the 
information relied upon in making its final determination in this 
investigation. However, we took additional steps in lieu of on-site 
verification to verify the information relied upon in making this final 
determination, in accordance with section 782(i) of the Act.\10\
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    \10\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Countervailing Duty Investigation 
of Certain Aluminum Foil from the Sultanate of Oman: In Lieu of 
Verification Questionnaire,'' dated July 13, 2021.
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Analysis of Subsidy Programs and Comments Received

    The subsidy programs under investigation, and the issues raised in 
the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this investigation, are 
discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. For a list of the 
issues raised by parties, and to which we responded in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum, see Appendix II of this notice.

Methodology

    Commerce conducted this investigation in accordance with section 
701 of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, 
Commerce determines that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial 
contribution by an ``authority'' that gives rise to a benefit to the 
recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.\11\ For a full description 
of the methodology underlying our final determination, see the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum.
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    \11\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our review and analysis of the comments received from 
parties, we made certain changes to the subsidy rate calculations for 
Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC (OARC). For a discussion of these 
changes, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

All-Others Rate

    Section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that in the final 
determination, Commerce shall determine an estimated all-others rate 
for companies not individually examined. This rate shall be an amount 
equal to the weighted average of the estimated subsidy rates 
established for those companies individually examined, excluding any 
rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely under section 776 of 
the Act.
    In this investigation, we continue to calculate the all-others rate 
using the estimated weighted-average rate calculated for OARC and its 
cross-owned affiliates.\12\
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    \12\ OARC identified three companies as cross-owned companies 
with a reporting obligation: Takamul Investment Company LLC 
(Takamul), OQ SAOC (OQ) (formerly known as Oman Oil Company SAOC), 
and Sohar Paper Cores LLC (SPC). See Preliminary Determination PDM 
at 6.
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Final Determination

    Commerce determines that the following estimated countervailable 
subsidy rates exist:

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                    Producer/exporter                        (percent)
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Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC......................            1.93
All Others..............................................            1.93
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Disclosure

    Commerce intends to disclose to interested parties its calculations 
and analysis performed in this final determination within five days of 
its public announcement, or if there is no public announcement, within 
five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.224(b).

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    As a result of our Preliminary Determination and pursuant to 
sections 703(d)(1)(B) and (d)(2) of the Act, Commerce instructed U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of entries 
of subject merchandise as described in the scope of the investigation 
section entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after March 5, 2021, the date of publication of the Preliminary 
Determination in the Federal Register. In accordance with section 
703(d) of the Act, effective July 3, 2021, we instructed CBP to 
discontinue the suspension of liquidation of all entries at that time, 
but to continue the suspension of liquidation of all entries from March 
5, 2021, through July 2, 2021.
    If the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issues a final 
affirmative injury determination, we will issue a CVD order and require 
a cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties for such entries of 
subject merchandise in the amounts indicated above, in accordance with 
section 706(a) of the Act. If the ITC determines that material injury, 
or threat of material injury, does not exist, this proceeding will be 
terminated, and all estimated duties deposited, or securities posted as 
a result of the suspension of liquidation will be refunded or canceled.

ITC Notification

    In accordance with section 705(d) of the Act, Commerce will notify 
the ITC of its final affirmative determination that countervailable 
subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of aluminum 
foil from Oman. As Commerce's final determination is affirmative, in 
accordance with section 705(b) of the Act, the ITC will determine, 
within 45 days, whether the domestic industry in the United States is 
materially injured or threatened with material injury. In addition, we 
are making available to the ITC all non-privileged and non-proprietary 
information related to this investigation. We will allow the ITC access 
to all privileged and business proprietary information in our files, 
provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, 
either publicly or under an administrative protective order (APO), 
without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement 
and Compliance.

Notification Regarding APO

    In the event that the ITC issues a final negative injury 
determination, this notice will serve as the only reminder to parties 
subject to the APO of their responsibility concerning the destruction 
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 violation which is subject to sanction.

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Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
705(d) and 771(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.210(c).

    Dated: September 16, 2021.
Ryan Majerus,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is aluminum foil 
having a thickness of 0.2 mm or less, in reels exceeding 25 pounds, 
regardless of width. Aluminum foil is made from an aluminum alloy 
that contains more than 92 percent aluminum. Aluminum foil may be 
made to ASTM specification ASTM B479, but can also be made to other 
specifications. Regardless of specification, however, all aluminum 
foil meeting the scope description is included in the scope, 
including aluminum foil to which lubricant has been applied to one 
or both sides of the foil.
    Excluded from the scope of this investigation is aluminum foil 
that is backed with paper, paperboard, plastics, or similar backing 
materials on one side or both sides of the aluminum foil, as well as 
etched capacitor foil and aluminum foil that is cut to shape. Where 
the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the 
scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement 
would place it within the scope based on the definitions set forth 
above. The products under investigation are currently classifiable 
under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
subheadings 7607.11.3000, 7607.11.6090, 7607.11.9030, 7607.11.9060, 
7607.11.9090, and 7607.19.6000.
    Further, merchandise that falls within the scope of this 
proceeding may also be entered into the United States under HTSUS 
subheadings 7606.11.3060, 7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3045, 7606.12.3055, 
7606.12.3091, 7606.12.3096, 7606.12.6000, 7606.91.3095, 
7606.91.6095, 7606.92.3035, and 7606.92.6095. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope of this investigation is 
dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Investigation
IV. Period of Investigation
V. Subsidies Valuation Information
VI. Analysis of the Programs
VII. Discussion of the Comments
    Comment 1: Whether Commerce Should Amend its Preliminary Finding 
Regarding OARC's Financing
    Comment 2: Whether Commerce Should Revise Its Preliminary 
Subsidy Findings Regarding the Provision of Land for LTAR Program
    Comment 3: Selection of the Benchmark for the Provision of Land 
for LTAR Program
    Comment 4: Whether Commerce Should Revise its Preliminary 
Subsidy Findings Regarding the Provision of Electricity for LTAR 
Program
    Comment 5: Calculation of the Benefit for the Provision of 
Electricity for LTAR Program
    Comment 6: Whether Commerce Should Revise OARC's Sales 
Denominator
VIII. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2021-20536 Filed 9-22-21; 8:45 am]
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