2018-10778. Honey From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017  

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    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 (AD) order on honey from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) December 1, 2016, through November 30, 2017.

    DATES:

    Applicable May 21, 2018.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Rachel Greenberg or Kabir Archuletta, 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) 482-0652 or (202) 482-2593, respectively.

    Background

    On December 4, 2017, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on honey from China for the period December 1, 2016, through November 30, 2017.[1] On January 2, 2018, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), the American Honey Producers Association and Sioux Honey Association (the petitioners), requested a review of the AD order with respect to two companies.[2] On February 23, 2018, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the AD order on honey from China with respect to these companies.[3] On April 27, 2018, the petitioners timely withdrew their request for an administrative review of all companies named in the petitioners' review request.[4] No other party requested a review.

    Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested Start Printed Page 23417review. The petitioners withdrew their request for review within the 90-day deadline. Because Commerce received no other requests for review of the above-referenced companies, and no other requests were made for a review of the AD order on honey from China with respect to other companies, we are rescinding the administrative review covering the period December 1, 2016, through November 30, 2017, in full, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).

    Assessment

    Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of honey from China during the POR at rates equal to the cash deposit rate for 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 publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

    Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as the only 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 the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

    Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 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 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.

    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).

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    Dated: May 15, 2018.

    James Maeder,

    Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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    Footnotes

    1.  See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 82 FR 57219 (December 4, 2017).

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    2.  See the petitioners' request for administrative review, “Honey from the People's Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review; 2016-2017,” dated January 2, 2018 (Review Request).

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    3.  See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 8058 (February 23, 2018).

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    4.  See the petitioners' withdrawal of administrative review request, “Honey from the People's Republic of China—Petitioners' Withdrawal of Request for 2016/2017 Administrative Review,” dated April 27, 2018.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-10778 Filed 5-18-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
05/21/2018
Department:
Commerce Department
Agency:
International Trade Administration
EntryType:
Notice
Document Number:
2018-10778
Dates:
Applicable May 21, 2018.
Pages:
23416-23417 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
A-570-863
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-10778.pdf