2017-24184. Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016  

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    AGENCY:

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

    SUMMARY:

    On May 5, 2017 the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the 9th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (PRC). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made changes to the margin calculations for these final results of the antidumping duty administrative review. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the “Final Results of the Review” section of this notice. The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. The two mandatory respondents in this administrative review are Jacobi Carbons AB (Jacobi) and Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co. Ltd. (Datong Juqiang).

    DATES:

    Applicable November 7, 2017.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Robert Palmer or John Anwesen, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-9068, or (202) 482-0131, respectively.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Background

    The Department published the Preliminary Results[1] on May 5, 2017. For events subsequent to the Preliminary Results, see the Department's Issues and Decision Start Printed Page 51608Memorandum.[2] On July 24, 2017,[3] in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), the Department extended the deadline for issuing the final results by 60 days until November 1, 2017.

    Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the Order[4] is certain activated carbon. The products are currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 3802.1000. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order remains dispositive.[5]

    Analysis of Comments Received

    In the Issues and Decision Memorandum, we addressed all issues raised in parties' case and rebuttal briefs. In Appendix I to this notice, we provided a list of the issues raised by parties. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file in the Central Records Unit (CRU), Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building, as well as electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and it is available to all parties in the CRU. In addition, parties can directly access a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/​frn/​index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

    Verification

    Pursuant to section 782(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.307(b)(iv), from May 9-23, 2017, we conducted verification of the questionnaire responses of Datong Juqiang and Jacobi.[6]

    Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on our review of the record and comments received from interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we made certain revisions to the margin calculations for Jacobi, Datong Juqiang, and the non-examined, separate rate respondents.[7] Further, the Issues and Decision Memorandum contains descriptions of these revisions.[8]

    Final Determination of No Shipments

    In the Preliminary Results, the Department preliminarily determined that Calgon Carbon (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., Sinoacarbon International Trading Co., Ltd., and Shanxi Dapu International Trade Co., Ltd. had no shipments during the period of review (POR).[9] We received no information to contradict this determination. Therefore, the Department continues to determine that Calgon Carbon (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., Sinoacarbon International Trading Co., Ltd., and Shanxi Dapu International Trade Co., Ltd. had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR, and will issue appropriate liquidation instructions that are consistent with our “automatic assessment” clarification, for these final results.[10]

    Separate Rate Respondents

    In our Preliminary Results, we determined that Jacobi, Datong Juqiang, and 13 other companies demonstrated their eligibility for separate rates.[11] We have received no comments or argument since the issuance of the Preliminary Results that provides a basis for reconsideration of these determinations. Therefore, for these final results, we continue to find that the 13 companies listed in the table in the “Final Results” section of this notice are eligible for a separate rate.

    Rate for Non-Examined Separate Rate Respondents

    The statute and the Department's regulations do not address the establishment of a rate to be assigned to respondents not selected for individual examination when the Department limits its examination of companies subject to the administrative review pursuant to section 777A(c)(2)(B) of the Act. Generally, the Department looks to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in an investigation, for guidance when calculating the rate for respondents not individually examined in an administrative review. Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act articulates a preference for not calculating an all-others rate using rates which are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available.[12] Accordingly, the Department's usual practice has been to determine the dumping margin for companies not individually examined by averaging the weighted-average dumping margins for the individually examined respondents, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available.[13]

    In the Preliminary Results,[14] the Department calculated rates for Datong Juqiang and Jacobi that were not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts Start Printed Page 51609available. However, for these final results, the calculated rate for Datong Juqiang is zero, and the calculated rate for Jacobi continues to be above de minimis. Therefore, the Department has assigned to the companies that have not been individually examined, but have demonstrated their eligibility for a separate rate, Jacobi's calculated rate for these final results.

    Final Results of the Review

    For companies subject to this review, which established their eligibility for a separate rate, the Department determines that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the POR from April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016:

    ExporterWeighted- average dumping margin (USD/kg) 15
    Jacobi Carbons AB 160.22
    Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.0.00
    Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd.0.22
    Carbon Activated Tianjin Co., Ltd.0.22
    Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.0.22
    Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, Ltd.0.22
    Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.0.22
    Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.0.22
    Ningxia Mineral and Chemical Limited0.22
    Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd.0.22
    Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd.0.22
    Shanxi Tianxi Purification Filter Co., Ltd.0.22
    Tancarb Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.0.22
    Tianjin Channel Filters Co., Ltd.0.22
    Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd.0.22

    In the Preliminary Results, the Department found that 186 companies for which a review was requested did not establish eligibility for a separate rate because they did not file a separate rate application or a separate rate certification, as appropriate. No interested party commented on the Department's preliminary determination with respect to these 186 companies. Therefore, for these final results we determine these companies, listed in Appendix II of this notice, to be part of the PRC-wide entity. Because no party requested a review of the PRC-wide entity, and the Department no longer considers the PRC-wide entity as an exporter conditionally subject to administrative reviews,[17] we did not conduct a review of the PRC-wide entity. Thus, the weighted-average dumping margin for the PRC-wide entity (i.e., 2.42 USD/kg) [18] is not subject to change as a result of this review.

    Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b), the Department has determined, and U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of these final results of review.

    For each individually-examined respondent in this review which has a final weighted-average dumping margin that is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent), we will calculate importer- (or customer-) specific per-unit duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer's (or customer's) examined sales to the total sales quantity associated with those sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).[19] The Department will also calculate (estimated) ad valorem importer-specific assessment rates with which to assess whether the per-unit assessment rates are de minimis. Where either the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- (or cus-tomer-) specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.[20]

    For the respondents which were not selected for individual examination in this administrative review and which qualified for a separate rate, the assessment rate will be equal to the rate assigned to them for the final results (i.e. the 0.22 USD/kg rate for Jacobi).

    For the companies identified in Appendix II as part of the PRC-wide entity, we will instruct CBP to apply a per-unit assessment rate of 2.42 USD/kg to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced or exported by those companies.

    Pursuant to a refinement in the Department's non-market economy practice, for sales that were not reported in the U.S. sales data submitted by companies individually examined during this review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate entries associated with those sales at the rate for the PRC-wide entity. Furthermore, where the Department found that an exporter under review had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter's case number (i.e., at that exporter's cash deposit rate) will be liquidated at the rate for the PRC-wide entity.[21]

    Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following per-unit cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For Jacobi, Datong Juqiang, and the non-examined, separate rate respondents, the cash deposit rate will be equal to their weighted-average dumping margins established in the final results of this review; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which they were reviewed; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, Start Printed Page 51610the cash deposit rate will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin for the PRC-wide entity (i.e., 2.42 USD/kg); and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter(s) that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These per-unit cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

    Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

    Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties

    This notice also 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 duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

    Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a 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(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 terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.

    We are issuing and publishing these final results of administrative review and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

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    Dated: November 1, 2017.

    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 I

    Issues and Decision Memorandum

    Summary

    Background

    Scope of the Order

    Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Discussion of the Issues

    Comment 1: Value Added Tax and Entered Value

    Comment 2: Inflator Calculation

    Comment 3: Anthracite Coal Surrogate Value

    Comment 4: Coal Tar Surrogate Value

    Comment 5: Carbonized Material Surrogate Value

    Comment 6: Hydrochloric Acid Surrogate Value

    Comment 7: Whether To Use IndustrySpecific Thai Labor Data

    Comment 8: Whether To Continue to Use the Thai Financial Statements

    Comment 9: Whether To Apply Partial Adverse Facts Available for Datong Juqiang's Wood Input

    Comment 10: Whether To Revise Ningxia Guanghua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.'s Water Consumption

    Comment 11: Jacobi Tianjin New Packing Variable

    Comment 12: Whether To Adjust Jacobi Tianjin's Packing Variance

    Comment 13: Jacobi Tianjin's Fiberboard Consumption

    Comment 14: Whether To Apply Adverse Facts Available to Jacobi Tianjin's Factors of Production Allocation

    Recommendation

    Appendix II

    Companies Not Eligible for a Separate Rate and To Be Treated as Part of PRC-Wide Entity

    Company

    1. AmeriAsia Advanced Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd.

    2. Anhui Handfull International Trading (Group) Co., Ltd.

    3. Anhui Hengyuan Trade Co. Ltd.

    4. Anyang Sino-Shon International Trading Co., Ltd.

    5. Baoding Activated Carbon Factory

    6. Beijing Broad Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    7. Beijing Embrace Technology Co., Ltd.

    8. Beijing Haijian Jiechang Environmental Protection Chemicals

    9. Beijing Hibridge Trading Co., Ltd,

    10. Bengbu Jiutong Trade Co, Ltd.

    11. Changji Hongke Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    12. Chengde Jiayu Activated Carbon Factory

    13. China National Building Materials and Equipment Import and Export Corp.

    14. China National Nuclear General Company Ningxia Activated Carbon Factory

    15. China Nuclear Ningxia Activated Carbon Plant

    16. China SDIC International Trade Co., Ltd.

    17. Chongqing Feiyang Active Carbon Manufacture Co., Ltd.

    18. Da Neng Zheng Da Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    19. Datong Carbon Corporation

    20. Datong Changtai Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    21. Datong City Zuoyun County Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    22. Datong Fenghua Activated Carbon

    23. Datong Forward Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    24. Datong Fuping Activated Carbon Co. Ltd.

    25. Datong Guanghua Activated Co., Ltd.

    26. Datong Hongtai Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    27. Datong Huanqing Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    28. Datong Huaxin Activated Carbon

    29. Datong Huibao Active Carbon Co., Ltd.

    30. Datong Huibao Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    31. Datong Huiyuan Cooperative Activated Carbon Plant

    32. Datong Kaneng Carbon Co. Ltd.

    33. Datong Locomotive Coal & Chemicals Co., Ltd.

    34. Datong Tianzhao Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    35. DaTong Tri-Star & Power Carbon Plant

    36. Datong Weidu Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    37. Datong Xuanyang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    38. Datong Zuoyun Biyun Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    39. Datong Zuoyun Fu Ping Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    40. Dezhou Jiayu Activated Carbon Factory

    41. Dongguan Baofu Activated Carbon

    42. Dongguan SYS Hitek Co., Ltd.

    43. Dushanzi Chemical Factory

    44. Fu Yuan Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    45. Fujian Jianyang Carbon Plant

    46. Fujian Nanping Yuanli Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    47. Fujian Xinsen Carbon Co., Ltd.

    48. Fujian Yuanli Active Carbon Co., Ltd.

    49. Fujian Active Carbon Industrial Co., Ltd.

    50. Fujian Yuanli Active Carbon Industrial Co., Ltd.

    51. Fujian Zhixing Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    52. Fuzhou Taking Chemical

    53. Fuzhou Yihuan Carbon

    54. Great Bright Industrial

    55. Hangzhou Hengxing Activated Carbon

    56. Hangzhou Hengxing Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    57. Hangzhou Linan Tianbo Material (HSLATB)

    58. Hangzhou Nature Technology

    59. Hangzhou Waterland Environmental Technologies Co., Ltd.

    60. Hebei Foreign Trade and Advertising Corporation

    61. Hebei Luna Trading Co., Ltd.

    62. Hebei Shenglun Import & Export Group Company

    63. Hegongye Ninxia Activated Carbon Factory

    64. Heilongjiang Provincial Hechang Import & Export Co., Ltd.

    65. Hongke Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    66. Huaibei Environment Protection Material Plant

    67. Huairen Huanyu Purification Material Co., Ltd.

    68. Huairen Jinbei Chemical Co., Ltd.

    69. Huaiyushan Activated Carbon Group

    70. Huatai Activated Carbon

    71. Huzhou Zhonglin Activated Carbon

    72. Inner Mongolia Taixi Coal Chemical Industry Limited Company

    73. Itigi Corp. Ltd.

    74. J&D Activated Carbon Filter Co. Ltd.

    75. Jiangle County Xinhua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

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    77. Jiangxi Hanson Import Export Co.

    78. Jiangxi Huaiyushan Activated Carbon

    79. Jiangxi Huaiyushan Activated Carbon Group Co.

    80. Jiangxi Huaiyushan Suntar Active Carbon Co., Ltd.

    81. Jiangxi Jinma Carbon

    82. Jiangxi Yuanli Huaiyushan Active Carbon Co., Ltd.

    83. Jianou Zhixing Activated Carbon

    84. Jiaocheng Xinxin Purifìcation Material Co., Ltd.

    85. Jilin Province Bright Future Industry and Commerce Co., Ltd.

    86. Jing Mao (Dongguan) Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    87. Kaihua Xingda Chemical Co., Ltd.

    88. Kemflo (Nanjing) Environmental Tech

    89. Keyun Shipping (Tianjin) Agency Co., Ltd.

    90. Kunshan Actview Carbon Technology Co., Ltd.

    91. Langfang Winfield Filtration Co.

    92. Link Shipping Limited

    93. Longyan Wanan Activated Carbon

    94. Meadwestvaco (China) Holding Co., Ltd.

    95. Mindong Lianyi Group

    96. Nanjing Mulinsen Charcoal

    97. Nantong Ameriasia Advanoed Activated Carbon Product Co., Ltd.

    98. Ningxia Baiyun Carbon Co., Ltd.

    99. Ningxia Baota Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    100. Ningxia Baota Active Carbon Plant

    101. Ningxia Guanghua A/C Co., Ltd.

    102. Ningxia Blue-White-Black Activated Carbon (BWB)

    103. Ningxia Fengyuan Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    104. Ningxia Guanghua Chemical Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    105. Ningxia Haoqing Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    106. Ningxia Henghui Activated Carbon

    107. Ningxia Honghua Carbon Industrial Corporation

    108. Ningxia Huinong Xingsheng Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    109. Ningxia Jirui Activated Carbon

    110. Ningxia Lingzhou Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.

    111. Ningxia Luyuangheng Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    112. Ningxia Pingluo County Yaofu Activated Carbon Plant

    113. Ningxia Pingluo Xuanzhong Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    114. Ningxia Pingluo Yaofu Activated Carbon Factory

    115. Ningxia Taixi Activated Carbon

    116. Ningxia Tianfu Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    117. Ninxia Tongfu Coking Co., Ltd.

    118. Ningxia Weining Active Carbon Co., Ltd.

    119. Ningxia Xingsheng Coal and Active Carbon Co., Ltd.

    120. Ningxia Xingsheng Coke & Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    121. Ningxia Yinchuan Lanqiya Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    122. Ningxia Yirong Alloy Iron Co., Ltd.

    123. Ningxia Zhengyuan Activated

    124. Nuclear Ningxia Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    125. OEC Logistic Qingdao Co., Ltd.

    126. OEC Logistics Co., Ltd. (Tianjin)

    127. Panshan Import and Export Corporation

    128. Pingluo Xuanzhong Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    129. Pingluo Yu Yang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    130. Shanghai Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    131. Shanghai Astronautical Science Technology Development Corporation

    132. Shanghai Coking and Chemical Corporation

    133. Shanghai Goldenbridge International

    134. Shanghai Jiayu International Trading (DezhouJiayu and Chengde Jiayu)

    135. Shanghai Jinhu Activated Carbon (Xingan Shenxin and Jiangle Xinhua)

    136. Shanghai Light Industry and Textile Import & Export Co., Ltd.

    137. Shanghai Mebao Activated Carbon

    138. Shanghai Xingchang Activated Carbon

    139. Shanxi Blue Sky Purification Material Co., Ltd.

    140. Shanxi Carbon Industry Co., Ltd.

    141. Shanxi DMD Corporation

    142. Shanxi Newtime Co., Ltd.

    143. Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade Corporation

    144. Shanxi Qixian Hongkai Active Carbon Goods

    145. Shanxi Supply and Marketing Cooperative

    146. Shanxi Tianli Ruihai Enterprise Co.

    147. Shanxi U Rely International Trade

    148. Shanxi Xiaoyi Huanyu Chemicals Co., Ltd.

    149. Shanxi Xinhua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    150. Shanxi Xinhua Chemical Co., Ltd. (formerly Shanxi Xinhua Chemical Factory)

    151. Shanxi Xinhua Protective Equipment

    152. Shanxi Xinshidai Import Export Co., Ltd.

    153. Shanxi Xuanzhong Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

    154. Shanxi Zuoyun Yunpeng Coal Chemistry

    155. Shenzhen Sihaiweilong Technology Co.

    156. Shijiazhuang Xinshuang Trade Co., Ltd.

    157. Sincere Carbon Industrial Co. Ltd.

    158. Taining Jinhu Carbon

    159. Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd.

    160. Tianchang (Tianjin) Activated Carbon

    161. Tianjin Century Promote International Trade Co., Ltd.

    162. Taiyuan Hengxinda Trade Co., Ltd,

    163. Tonghua Bright Future Activated Carbon Plant

    164. Tonghua Xinpeng Activated Carbon Factory

    165. Top One International Trading Co., Ltd.

    166. Triple Eagle Container Line

    167. Uniclear New-Material Co., Ltd.

    168. United Manufacturing International (Beijing) Ltd.

    169. Valqua Seal Products (Shanghai) Co.

    170. VitaPac (HK) Industrial Ltd.

    171. Wellink Chemical Industry

    172. Xi Li Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    173. Xi'an Shuntong International Trade & Industrials Co., Ltd.

    174. Xiamen All Carbon Corporation

    175. Xingan County Shenxin Activated Carbon Factory

    176. Xinhua Chemical Company Ltd.

    177. Xuanzhong Chemical Industry

    178. Yangyuan Hengchang Active Carbon

    179. Yicheng Logistics

    180. Yinchuan Lanqiya Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    181. Zhejiang Topc Chemical Industry Co.

    182. Zhejiang Quizhou Zhongsen Carbon

    183. Zhejiang Xingda Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.

    184. Zhejiang Yun He Tang Co., Ltd.

    185. Zhuxi Activated Carbon

    186. Zuoyun Bright Future Activated Carbon Plant

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    Footnotes

    1.  See Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 82 FR 21195 (May 5, 2017), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (Preliminary Results).

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    2.  See Memorandum,”Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Ninth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,” dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).

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    3.  See Memorandum, “Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of 2015-2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,” dated June 13, 2016.

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    4.  See 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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    5.  See Issues and Decision Memorandum for a complete description of the scope of the Order.

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    6.  See Memorandum, “Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Administrative Review of Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China,” dated June 30, 2017; Memorandum, “Verification of Questionnaire Responses of Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.'s Supplier in the Antidumping Administrative Review of Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China,” dated June 30, 2017; Memorandum, “Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Administrative Review of Certain activated Carbon form the People's Republic of China,” dated June 30, 2017; Memorandum, “Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of Ningxia Guanghua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Administrative Review of Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China,” dated June 30, 2017; and Memorandum, “Verification of the Questionnaire Responses of Jacobi Carbons Industry (Tianjin) Company Limited in the Antidumping Administrative Review of Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China,” dated June 30, 2017.

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    7.  See Memoranda, “Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China: Final Determination Calculation Memorandum for Jacobi Carbons AB,” and “Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Activated Carbon the People's Republic of China: Final Determination Calculation Memorandum for Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd., ” dated concurrently with this memorandum.

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    8.  See Issues and Decisions Memorandum at 4-5 for a summary of these revisions.

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    9.  See Preliminary Results at 21195.

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    10.  See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 4, 2011) (Assessment Practice Refinement).

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    11.  See Preliminary Results, 82 FR 21196, and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 7-9.

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    12.  See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews and Rescission of Reviews in Part, 73 FR 52823, 52824 (September 11, 2008), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum(IDM) at Comment 16.

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    13.  See, e.g., Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the People's Republic of China, 71 FR 77373, 77377 (December 26, 2006), unchanged in Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the People's Republic of China, 72 FR 19690 (April 19, 2007).

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    14.  See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 10-11.

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    15.  In the second administrative review of the Order, the Department determined that it would calculate per-unit weighted-average dumping margins and assessment rates for all future reviews. See Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Second Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 70208, 70211 (November 17, 2010) (AR2 Carbon), and accompanying IDM at Comment 3.

    16.  In the third administrative review of the Order, the Department found that Jacobi Carbons AB, Tianjin Jacobi International Trading Co. Ltd., and Jacobi Carbons Industry (Tianjin) are a single entity and, because there were no facts presented on the record of this review which would call into question our prior finding, we continue to treat these companies as part of a single entity for this administrative review, pursuant to sections 771(33)(E), (F), and (G) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.401(f). See Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Third Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 67142, 67145 n.25 (October 31, 2011); See also Preliminary Decision Memorandum at n.8.

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    17.  See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963, 65969-70 (November 4, 2013).

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    18.  See, e.g., Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013, 79 FR 70163, 70165 (November 25, 2014).

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    19.  See AR2 Carbon, and accompanying IDM at Comment 3.

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    21.  For a full discussion of this practice, see Assessment Practice Refinement, 76 FR at 65694.

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Document Information

Published:
11/07/2017
Department:
Commerce Department
Agency:
International Trade Administration
EntryType:
Notice
Document Number:
2017-24184
Dates:
Applicable November 7, 2017.
Pages:
51607-51611 (5 pages)
Docket Numbers:
A-570-904
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