Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions From the Russian Federation: Termination of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review; Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From the Russia Federation: Notification of Intent To Investigate Whether the Russian Federation is a Market Economy, 58061-58063 [2022-20665]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 184 / Friday, September 23, 2022 / Notices 1 Actual 58061 quantity will be limited to remaining excess inventory. and Critical Materials collected from E-Waste (Strategic Materials collected from electronics waste). 2 Strategic request made by the petitioner.1 Consequently, the final CVD determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than January 10, 2023, unless postponed.’’ [FR Doc. 2022–20687 Filed 9–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Background [C–357–826] White Grape Juice Concentrate From Argentina: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With the Final Antidumping Duty Determination; Correction Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a notice in the Federal Register on September 6, 2022, in which Commerce announced the preliminary affirmative determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of white grape juice concentrate (WGJC) from Argentina. In that notice, Commerce did not state that it is aligning the final CVD determination in this investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation of WGJC from Argentina. We are correcting this error with this notice, as described below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene H. Calvert, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of September 6, 2022, in FR Doc 2022–19190, on page 54455, after the paragraph, ‘‘Methodology,’’ add the following paragraph regarding alignment: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 ‘‘Alignment As noted in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), Commerce is aligning the final CVD determination in this investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation of WGJC from Argentina, based on a VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Sep 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 On September 6, 2022, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination in the CVD investigation on WGJC from Argentina.2 In that notice, Commerce did not state, as it had in the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum, that it is aligning the final CVD determination in this investigation with the final determination in the companion AD investigation of WGJC from Argentina. Commerce is hereby correcting the Preliminary Determination. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.205(c). (CCR) under the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of urea ammonium nitrate solutions (UAN) from the Russian Federation (Russia), in which Commerce was examining whether Russia has remained a market economy (ME) country for purposes of the AD law. The examination of whether Russia has remained an ME country for purposes of the AD law is now being continued within the context of the emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESBR) investigation from Russia. DATES: Applicable September 23, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leah Wils-Owens, Office of Policy, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4203, email: Leah.Wils-Owens@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background AGENCY: On June 30, 2021, Commerce received petitions for the imposition of AD and countervailing duties (CVD) on UAN imported into the United States from Russia and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. In the petitions,1 the petitioner stated that information that was reasonably available to it indicated that Russia does not operate on market principles. As such, the petitioner argued that Commerce should initiate an investigation into whether, and should determine that, Russia is a nonmarket economy (NME) country. After finding that the petitioner’s allegation met the requirements of section 732 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), on July 30, 2021, Commerce initiated an AD investigation of UAN from Russia, as well as an examination of Russia’s status as an ME country.2 On October 29, 2021, based on the information on the record, Commerce determined that Russia remained an ME country for purposes of AD law.3 However, in its determination, Commerce noted that, 1 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Petitioner’s Request for Alignment of the CVD Determination with the AD Determination,’’ dated June 27, 2022. 2 See White Grape Juice Concentrate from Argentina: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 87 FR 54455 (September 6, 2022) (Preliminary Determination). 1 The petitioner in the UAN proceedings was CF Industries Nitrogen, LLC and its subsidiaries, Terra Nitrogen, Limited Partnership and Terra International (Oklahoma) LLC (collectively, the petitioner). 2 See Investigation of Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from the Russian Federation: Opportunity to Comment on the Russian Federation’s Status as a Market Economy Country Under the Antidumping Duty Laws, 86 FR 41008 (July 30, 2021). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Review of Russia’s Status as a Market Economy Country,’’ dated October 29, 2021. Dated: September 16, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2022–20664 Filed 9–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–831, A–821–835] Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions From the Russian Federation: Termination of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review; Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From the Russia Federation: Notification of Intent To Investigate Whether the Russian Federation is a Market Economy Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is terminating the changed circumstances review PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 58062 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 184 / Friday, September 23, 2022 / Notices when Commerce determined Russia to be a market economy country in 2002, {it} expected market-oriented reforms to continue to progress significantly. Since they have not progressed as significantly as expected and in some cases have backtracked, Commerce will monitor the progress of reforms in the Russian economy for the near future for purposes of the antidumping duty law.4 In its March 26, 2022, case brief in the AD investigation of UAN from Russia, the petitioner argued that the final phase of the AD investigation of UAN from Russia was an appropriate time in the ‘‘near future’’ for Commerce to revisit its determination regarding Russia’s ME status and examine whether its October 2021 findings regarding that status remain valid, including its ‘‘findings concerning ruble convertibility, the environment for foreign investment, the {Government of Russia’s} control over Russia’s economy, rule of law, and freedom of information.’’ 5 Given Commerce’s observations in its October 29, 2021 determination, the request in the petitioner’s case brief, and the additional information gathered concerning changes to the economic conditions in Russia, Commerce determined to revisit Russia’s status as an ME country in the context of a CCR initiated on May 6, 2022.6 Commerce detailed recent developments in Russia in an accompanying decision memorandum, finding that good cause exists within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.216(c) to initiate a CCR to review whether Russia remains an ME country for purposes of administration of the AD law.7 Therefore, Commerce initiated a CCR to determine whether Russia remains an ME country for purposes of the AD law, pursuant to sections 751(b) and 771(18)(C)(ii) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216(c). Termination of the CCR On July 25, 2022, EuroChem Switzerland (EuroChem), a global fertilizer supplier and a mandatory respondent in the UAN from Russia AD investigation, requested that the CCR be terminated.8 EuroChem cited the 4 Id. at 6. Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from the Russian Federation (A– 821–831): Petitioner’s Case Brief,’’ dated March 15, 2022, at 3. 6 See Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from the Russian Federation: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 87 FR 29286 (May 13, 2022) (CCR Initiation), and accompanying Decision Memorandum (placed on the record of the ESBR investigation on September 14, 2022). 7 Id. 8 See EuroChem’s Letter, ‘‘Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions (UAN) from the Russian Federation,’’ dated July 25, 2022 (placed on the lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 5 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Sep 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 negative injury determination as to UAN by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) as grounds for terminating the CCR.9 EuroChem also argued that the comments it had provided in response to the CCR Initiation, along with comments from the Government of Russia, had effectively rebutted Commerce’s claim that good cause existed to examine Russia’s ME status.10 Commerce has concluded that it is necessary to terminate the CCR, because as a result of the ITC’s finding of no material injury or threat of material injury, there is no AD order of UAN from Russia to review through a CCR.11 ESBR From Russia—Investigation of Russia’s ME Status As Commerce is now terminating the CCR of UAN from Russia, Commerce is now examining Russia’s ME status within the context of the AD investigation of ESBR from Russia, pursuant to section 771(18)(C)(ii) of the Act. The final determination of the investigation of ESBR from Russia is scheduled to be issued not later than November 9, 2022. While Commerce intends to complete the review of Russia’s ME status by the final determination, Commerce does not intend to reconsider the calculation methodology used for determining the AD margins in the ESBR from Russia final determination, as there will not be sufficient time to do so. Opportunity for Public Comment and Submission of Factual Information Certain parties submitted public comments and factual information for consideration in the CCR pursuant to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.Regulations.gov. These include comments and, where applicable, rebuttal comments from: (a) EuroChem Switzerland; (b) The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation; (c) CF Industries Nitrogen, LLC and its subsidiaries, Terra Nitrogen, Limited Partnership and Terra International (Oklahoma) LLC; and (d) Wiley Rein LLP. Commerce is now requesting these parties resubmit their comments to the ESBR from Russia AD investigation (A– record of the ESBR investigation on September 14, 2022). 9 Id. at 1–2; see also Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from Russia and Trinidad and Tobago, 87 FR 48689 (August 10, 2022) (finding that an industry in the United States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of UAN from Russia). 10 Id. at 2. 11 See section 731 of the Act; see also section 751(b)(1) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 821–835) segment on ACCESS. The parties listed above must resubmit their comments to the ACCESS ESBR from Russia AD investigation segment no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, September 28, 2022. The parties listed above resubmitting their comments must follow the additional instructions provided by Commerce in a memorandum issued concurrently with this notice and placed on the records of both the ESBR investigation and the UAN CCR.12 Commerce is also providing interested parties that have not already submitted comments in the CCR with an opportunity to submit public comments and factual information regarding developments in the Russian economy since October 2021 with respect to the six factors enumerated in section 771(18)(B) of the Act. If parties have already submitted comments on Russia’s status as an ME country in the context of the CCR discussed above, new comments from those parties will not be accepted. The six factors enumerated in section 771(18)(B) of the Act are: (i) the extent to which the currency of the foreign country is convertible into the currency of other countries; (ii) the extent to which wage rates in the foreign country are determined by free bargaining between labor and management; (iii) the extent to which joint ventures or other investments by firms of other foreign countries are permitted in the foreign country; (iv) the extent of government ownership or control of the means of production; (v) the extent of government control over the allocation of resources and over the price and output decisions of enterprises; and (vi) such other factors as the administering authority considers appropriate. Interested parties may submit comments and factual information regarding Russia’s current status as an ME country no later than 21 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Rebuttal comments, limited to comments on issues raised in parties’ affirmative comments, may be filed no later than 10 days after the date for filing affirmative comments. Comments, factual information, and rebuttal comments must contain all public information. Parties may request a hearing in their comments. After reviewing all comments, and factual information, Commerce will determine whether to hold a public hearing in the AD 12 See Memorandum, ‘‘Resubmitting Information and Comments Concerning Russia’s Status as a Market Economy Country from the Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 184 / Friday, September 23, 2022 / Notices investigation of ESBR from Russia, limited to Russia’s current status as an ME country.13 If Commerce determines that a public hearing on this issue is warranted, it will announce a time and forum for the hearing. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 771(18)(C)(ii) of the Act. Dated: September 19, 2022 Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2022–20665 Filed 9–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–051, C–570–052] Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Scope Determination and Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders; Extension of Deadline To Certify Certain Entries Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable September 12, 2022. SUMMARY: On July 29, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a notice of a preliminary scope determination and affirmative preliminary circumvention determination in the Federal Register concerning the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People’s Republic of China (China). This notice informs parties that Commerce has extended the deadline for certain exporters and importers to certify entries of hardwood plywood exported from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) that were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 17, 2020, and until August 28, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: 13 Other issues in the investigation will be subject to a briefing schedule to be established after the issuance of verification reports. Likewise, a hearing on other issues in the investigation, if one is scheduled, will be separately scheduled. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Sep 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Preliminary Determination, Commerce established a certification program and a deadline for certain exporters and importers to certify that entries of hardwood plywood exported from Vietnam that entered, or were withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 17, 2020, and until August 28, 2022, are not subject to the AD/CVD orders on hardwood plywood from China.1 The deadline for exporters and importers to complete these certifications was September 12, 2022.2 Extension On September 12, 2022, Commerce issued a memorandum via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (i.e., ACCESS) notifying interested parties that the deadline for the certifications to be complete was extended by 80 days.3 Also on September 12, 2022, Commerce transmitted instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notifying CBP of the extended deadline.4 The deadline for exporters and importers to complete the certification requirements established in the Preliminary Determination is now December 1, 2022. We note that the 36 companies that Commerce precluded from participating in this certification program in the Preliminary Determination are still precluded from participating in the certification program we established for 1 See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Scope Determination and Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 87 FR 45753, 45756–58 (July 29, 2022) (Preliminary Determination); see also Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 4, 2018); and Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 513 (January 4, 2018). 2 See Preliminary Determination, 87 FR 45756. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Extension of Deadline to Certify Certain Entries of Hardwood Plywood and Response to Request to Modify Cash Deposit Instructions,’’ dated September 12, 2022. 4 See CBP Message 2255409, ‘‘Notice of amended deadline for certifications in the Vietnam-wide circumvention inquiry of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain hardwood plywood products and veneered panels from the People’s Republic of China (A–570–051, C–570–052 and A–552–006, C–552–007),’’ dated September 12, 2022; see also CBP Message 2255410, ‘‘Notice of amended deadline for certifications in the scope inquiry of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain hardwood plywood products and veneered panels from the People’s Republic of China (A–570–051 and C–570–052),’’ dated September 12, 2022. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58063 applicable exports of hardwood plywood from Vietnam.5 Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 781(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended and 19 CFR 351.225(f) and (h).6 Dated: September 19, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2022–20666 Filed 9–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XC392] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) Salmon Subcommittee will hold an online meeting. DATES: The online meeting will be held Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13, 2022. The daily meeting time will be 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., and all times are Pacific Daylight Time. If necessary, meetings may continue past the noticed end time on each day in order to complete the business at hand. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held online. Specific meeting information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system requirements will be provided in the meeting announcement on the Pacific Council’s website (see www.pcouncil.org). You SUMMARY: 5 See Preliminary Determination at Appendix V. significantly revised its scope regulations on September 20, 2021, with an effective date of November 4, 2021. See Regulations to Improve Administration and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws, 86 FR 52300 (September 20, 2021). The amendments to 19 CFR 351.225 apply to scope inquiries for which a scope ruling application is filed, as well as any scope inquiry self-initiated by Commerce, on or after November 4, 2021. The newly promulgated 19 CFR 351.226 applies to circumvention inquiries for which a circumvention request is filed, as well as any circumvention inquiry self-initiated by Commerce, on or after November 4, 2021. We note that these scope and circumvention inquiries were initiated prior to the effective date of the new regulations, and, thus, any reference to the regulations is to the prior version of the regulations. 6 Commerce E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-821-831, A-821-835]


Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions From the Russian Federation: 
Termination of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review; Emulsion 
Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From the Russia Federation: Notification of 
Intent To Investigate Whether the Russian Federation is a Market 
Economy

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is terminating the 
changed circumstances review (CCR) under the antidumping duty (AD) 
investigation of urea ammonium nitrate solutions (UAN) from the Russian 
Federation (Russia), in which Commerce was examining whether Russia has 
remained a market economy (ME) country for purposes of the AD law. The 
examination of whether Russia has remained an ME country for purposes 
of the AD law is now being continued within the context of the emulsion 
styrene-butadiene rubber (ESBR) investigation from Russia.

DATES: Applicable September 23, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leah Wils-Owens, Office of Policy, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-4203, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 30, 2021, Commerce received petitions for the imposition of 
AD and countervailing duties (CVD) on UAN imported into the United 
States from Russia and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. In the 
petitions,\1\ the petitioner stated that information that was 
reasonably available to it indicated that Russia does not operate on 
market principles. As such, the petitioner argued that Commerce should 
initiate an investigation into whether, and should determine that, 
Russia is a non-market economy (NME) country. After finding that the 
petitioner's allegation met the requirements of section 732 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), on July 30, 2021, Commerce 
initiated an AD investigation of UAN from Russia, as well as an 
examination of Russia's status as an ME country.\2\
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    \1\ The petitioner in the UAN proceedings was CF Industries 
Nitrogen, LLC and its subsidiaries, Terra Nitrogen, Limited 
Partnership and Terra International (Oklahoma) LLC (collectively, 
the petitioner).
    \2\ See Investigation of Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from 
the Russian Federation: Opportunity to Comment on the Russian 
Federation's Status as a Market Economy Country Under the 
Antidumping Duty Laws, 86 FR 41008 (July 30, 2021).
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    On October 29, 2021, based on the information on the record, 
Commerce determined that Russia remained an ME country for purposes of 
AD law.\3\ However, in its determination, Commerce noted that,
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when Commerce determined Russia to be a market economy country in 
2002, {it{time}  expected market-oriented reforms to continue to 
progress significantly. Since they have not progressed as 
significantly as expected and in some cases have backtracked, 
Commerce will monitor the progress of reforms in the Russian economy 
for the near future for purposes of the antidumping duty law.\4\
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    \4\ Id. at 6.

    In its March 26, 2022, case brief in the AD investigation of UAN 
from Russia, the petitioner argued that the final phase of the AD 
investigation of UAN from Russia was an appropriate time in the ``near 
future'' for Commerce to revisit its determination regarding Russia's 
ME status and examine whether its October 2021 findings regarding that 
status remain valid, including its ``findings concerning ruble 
convertibility, the environment for foreign investment, the {Government 
of Russia's{time}  control over Russia's economy, rule of law, and 
freedom of information.'' \5\ Given Commerce's observations in its 
October 29, 2021 determination, the request in the petitioner's case 
brief, and the additional information gathered concerning changes to 
the economic conditions in Russia, Commerce determined to revisit 
Russia's status as an ME country in the context of a CCR initiated on 
May 6, 2022.\6\ Commerce detailed recent developments in Russia in an 
accompanying decision memorandum, finding that good cause exists within 
the meaning of 19 CFR 351.216(c) to initiate a CCR to review whether 
Russia remains an ME country for purposes of administration of the AD 
law.\7\ Therefore, Commerce initiated a CCR to determine whether Russia 
remains an ME country for purposes of the AD law, pursuant to sections 
751(b) and 771(18)(C)(ii) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216(c).
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    \5\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions 
from the Russian Federation (A-821-831): Petitioner's Case Brief,'' 
dated March 15, 2022, at 3.
    \6\ See Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from the Russian 
Federation: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances 
Review, 87 FR 29286 (May 13, 2022) (CCR Initiation), and 
accompanying Decision Memorandum (placed on the record of the ESBR 
investigation on September 14, 2022).
    \7\ Id.
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Termination of the CCR

    On July 25, 2022, EuroChem Switzerland (EuroChem), a global 
fertilizer supplier and a mandatory respondent in the UAN from Russia 
AD investigation, requested that the CCR be terminated.\8\ EuroChem 
cited the negative injury determination as to UAN by the U.S. 
International Trade Commission (ITC) as grounds for terminating the 
CCR.\9\ EuroChem also argued that the comments it had provided in 
response to the CCR Initiation, along with comments from the Government 
of Russia, had effectively rebutted Commerce's claim that good cause 
existed to examine Russia's ME status.\10\
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    \8\ See EuroChem's Letter, ``Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions 
(UAN) from the Russian Federation,'' dated July 25, 2022 (placed on 
the record of the ESBR investigation on September 14, 2022).
    \9\ Id. at 1-2; see also Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from 
Russia and Trinidad and Tobago, 87 FR 48689 (August 10, 2022) 
(finding that an industry in the United States is not materially 
injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of 
UAN from Russia).
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    Commerce has concluded that it is necessary to terminate the CCR, 
because as a result of the ITC's finding of no material injury or 
threat of material injury, there is no AD order of UAN from Russia to 
review through a CCR.\11\
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    \11\ See section 731 of the Act; see also section 751(b)(1) of 
the Act.
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ESBR From Russia--Investigation of Russia's ME Status

    As Commerce is now terminating the CCR of UAN from Russia, Commerce 
is now examining Russia's ME status within the context of the AD 
investigation of ESBR from Russia, pursuant to section 771(18)(C)(ii) 
of the Act. The final determination of the investigation of ESBR from 
Russia is scheduled to be issued not later than November 9, 2022. While 
Commerce intends to complete the review of Russia's ME status by the 
final determination, Commerce does not intend to reconsider the 
calculation methodology used for determining the AD margins in the ESBR 
from Russia final determination, as there will not be sufficient time 
to do so.

Opportunity for Public Comment and Submission of Factual Information

    Certain parties submitted public comments and factual information 
for consideration in the CCR pursuant to the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal: www.Regulations.gov. These include comments and, where 
applicable, rebuttal comments from:

    (a) EuroChem Switzerland;
    (b) The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian 
Federation;
    (c) CF Industries Nitrogen, LLC and its subsidiaries, Terra 
Nitrogen, Limited Partnership and Terra International (Oklahoma) 
LLC; and
    (d) Wiley Rein LLP.

    Commerce is now requesting these parties resubmit their comments to 
the ESBR from Russia AD investigation (A-821-835) segment on ACCESS. 
The parties listed above must resubmit their comments to the ACCESS 
ESBR from Russia AD investigation segment no later than 5:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time, September 28, 2022. The parties listed above resubmitting 
their comments must follow the additional instructions provided by 
Commerce in a memorandum issued concurrently with this notice and 
placed on the records of both the ESBR investigation and the UAN 
CCR.\12\
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    \12\ See Memorandum, ``Resubmitting Information and Comments 
Concerning Russia's Status as a Market Economy Country from the Urea 
Ammonium Nitrate Solutions Changed Circumstances Review,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice.
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    Commerce is also providing interested parties that have not already 
submitted comments in the CCR with an opportunity to submit public 
comments and factual information regarding developments in the Russian 
economy since October 2021 with respect to the six factors enumerated 
in section 771(18)(B) of the Act. If parties have already submitted 
comments on Russia's status as an ME country in the context of the CCR 
discussed above, new comments from those parties will not be accepted.
    The six factors enumerated in section 771(18)(B) of the Act are:

    (i) the extent to which the currency of the foreign country is 
convertible into the currency of other countries;
    (ii) the extent to which wage rates in the foreign country are 
determined by free bargaining between labor and management;
    (iii) the extent to which joint ventures or other investments by 
firms of other foreign countries are permitted in the foreign 
country;
    (iv) the extent of government ownership or control of the means 
of production;
    (v) the extent of government control over the allocation of 
resources and over the price and output decisions of enterprises; 
and
    (vi) such other factors as the administering authority considers 
appropriate.

    Interested parties may submit comments and factual information 
regarding Russia's current status as an ME country no later than 21 
days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. Rebuttal comments, limited to comments on issues raised in 
parties' affirmative comments, may be filed no later than 10 days after 
the date for filing affirmative comments. Comments, factual 
information, and rebuttal comments must contain all public information.
    Parties may request a hearing in their comments. After reviewing 
all comments, and factual information, Commerce will determine whether 
to hold a public hearing in the AD

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investigation of ESBR from Russia, limited to Russia's current status 
as an ME country.\13\ If Commerce determines that a public hearing on 
this issue is warranted, it will announce a time and forum for the 
hearing.
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    \13\ Other issues in the investigation will be subject to a 
briefing schedule to be established after the issuance of 
verification reports. Likewise, a hearing on other issues in the 
investigation, if one is scheduled, will be separately scheduled.
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 
771(18)(C)(ii) of the Act.

    Dated: September 19, 2022
Lisa W. Wang,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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