2018-12476. Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order  

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    AGENCY:

    Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

    SUMMARY:

    The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the “Final Results of Review” section of this notice.

    DATES:

    Applicable June 11, 2018.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Robert Palmer, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-9068.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Background

    On February 1, 2018, Commerce initiated the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2).[1] The Department received a notice of intent to participate from Calgon Carbon Corporation, Norit Americas, Inc., and ADA Carbon Solutions LLC (collectively, the domestic interested parties) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).[2] The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as manufacturers of a domestic like product in the United States.

    We received a complete substantive response from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).[3] We received no responses from respondent interested parties. As a result, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2).

    Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the Order is certain activated carbon. For a complete description of the scope of this Order, see the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.[4]

    Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the dumping margin likely to prevail if the Order was to be revoked. Parties may find a complete discussion of all issues raised in the review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Services System (ACCESS). Access to ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be access directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/​frn. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

    Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weighted-average dumping margins up to 228.11 percent.

    Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an 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. Timely 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 terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.

    We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218.

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    Dated: June 1, 2018.

    Gary Taverman,

    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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    Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

    I. Summary

    II. Background

    III. Scope of the Order

    IV. History of the Order

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    VI. Discussion of the Issues

    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping

    2. Magnitude of the Dumping Margin Likely to Prevail

    VII. Final Results of Sunset Review

    VIII. Recommendation

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    Footnotes

    1.  See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 83 FR 4641 (February 1, 2018); see also Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China, 72 FR 20988 (April 27, 2007) (Order).

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    2.  See Letter from domestic interested parties, re: “Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review of the Antidumping Order on Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China—Domestic Interested Parties' Intent to Participate,” dated February 14, 2018.

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    3.  See Letter from domestic interested parties, re: “Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review of the Antidumping Order on Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China—Domestic Industry's Substantive Response,” dated March 5, 2018.

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    4.  See Memorandum, “Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China” (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-12476 Filed 6-8-18; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P

Document Information

Published:
06/11/2018
Department:
Commerce Department
Agency:
International Trade Administration
EntryType:
Notice
Document Number:
2018-12476
Dates:
Applicable June 11, 2018.
Pages:
26949-26950 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
A-570-904
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-12476.pdf