1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 175 (Tuesday, September 10, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 10, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 47485]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19507]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
[C-570-046]
1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid From the People's
Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative
Review; 2018
AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration,
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on 1-
Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid (HEDP) from the People's
Republic of China (China) for the period January 1, 2018, through
December 31, 2018.
DATES: Applicable September 10, 2019.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman, AD/CVD Operations,
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0486.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Background
    On May 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice
of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on
HEDP from China for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31,
2018.\1\ On May 31, 2019, Compass Chemical International LLC (Compass
Chemical), a domestic interested party, filed a timely request for
review with respect to Shandong Taihe Chemicals Co., Ltd., Shandong
Taihe Water Treatment Technologies Co., Ltd., and Henan Qingshuiyuan
Technology Co., Ltd., in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b).\2\ Pursuant
to this request, and in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act and
19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of these
companies.\3\ On August 26, 2019, Compass Chemical filed a timely
withdrawal of request for the administrative review.\4\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative
Review, 84 FR 18479 (May 1, 2019).
    \2\ See Letter from Compass Chemical, ``Request for
Administrative Review: 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid
from the People's Republic of China,'' dated May 31, 2019.
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019).
    \4\ See Letter from Compass Chemical, ``1-Hydroxyethylidene-1,
1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People's Republic of China,'' dated
August 26, 2019.
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Rescission of Review
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested
the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of
publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As
noted above, Compass Chemical, the only party to file a request for
review, withdrew its request by the 90-day deadline. Accordingly, we
are rescinding the administrative review of the CVD order on HEDP from
China for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, in its
entirety.
Assessment
    Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to
assess CVD duties on all appropriate entries of HEDP from China. CVD
duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of
estimated CVD duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from
warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i).
Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15
days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal
Register.
Notification to Importers
    This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate
regarding the reimbursement of CVD 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 CVD duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled CVD
duties.
Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders
    This notice also serves as a reminder to all 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. 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.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).
    Dated: September 4, 2019.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2019-19507 Filed 9-9-19; 8:45 am]
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