Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019

Cited as:85 FR 35414
Court:Commerce Department, International Trade Administration
Publication Date:10 Jun 2020
Record Number:2020-12563
Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 112 (Wednesday, June 10, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 112 (Wednesday, June 10, 2020)]
                [Notices]
                [Page 35414]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2020-12563]
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                DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                International Trade Administration
                [A-570-992]
                Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China:
                Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
                AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration,
                Department of Commerce.
                SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the
                administrative review of the antidumping duty order on monosodium
                glutamate (MSG) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the
                period November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019.
                DATES: Applicable June 10, 2020.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala or Kathryn Wallace, 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) 482-3945 or (202) 482-6251,
                respectively.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                Background
                 On November 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a
                notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the
                antidumping duty order on monosodium glutamate (MSG) from China for the
                period November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2019.\1\ On November 27,
                2019, the petitioner \2\ filed a timely request for review with respect
                to the China-wide entity and of entries from certain exporters
                comprising that entity.\3\ Based on this request, on January 17, 2020,
                in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended
                (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), Commerce published in the Federal
                Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review covering
                the period November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2019.\4\ On February
                19, 2020, the petitioner submitted a timely request to withdraw its
                request for administrative review of the antidumping duty order on MSG
                from China for all exporters for which it requested a review.\5\
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                 \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or
                Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative
                Review, 84 FR 58690 (November 1, 2019).
                 \2\ The petitioner is Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North
                America, Inc.
                 \3\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``MSG from China: Request for
                Administrative Review,'' dated November 27, 2019 at Attachment A.
                 \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty
                Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 3014 (January 17, 2020) (Initiation
                Notice).
                 \5\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``MSG from China: Withdrawal of
                Request for Administrative Review'' dated February 19, 2020.
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                Rescission of Review
                 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an
                administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that
                requested the review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of
                publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted
                above, the petitioner fully withdrew its review request by the 90-day
                deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the
                antidumping duty order. As such, Commerce is in receipt of a timely
                request for withdrawal of this administrative review with respect to
                all companies listed in the Initiation Notices. Accordingly, we are
                rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on
                MSG from China for the period November 1, 2018, through October 31,
                2019, in its entirety.
                Assessment
                 Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to
                assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of MSG from China
                at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping 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 publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
                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 and/or countervailing 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 the antidumping and/or countervailing
                duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping
                duties.
                Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order
                 This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to
                administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility
                concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information
                disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, 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 the terms of an
                APO is a sanctionable violation.
                Notification to Interested Parties
                 This notice is issued and published in accordance with section
                751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).
                 Dated: June 2, 2020.
                James Maeder,
                Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty
                Operations.
                [FR Doc. 2020-12563 Filed 6-9-20; 8:45 am]
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