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Polyethylene Terephthalate Film from Korea; Five-year (Sunset) Reviews of Antidumping Duty Order; Final Results

Summary

On February 2, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film from Korea, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On the basis of the notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties and no response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on PET film from Korea would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled “Final Results of Review.”

 

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EFFECTIVE DATE: Back to Top

September 9, 2005.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Dana Mermelstein or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1391 or (202) 482-0649, respectively.

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On February 2, 2005, the Department initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on PET film from Korea pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews, 70 FR 5415 (February 2, 2005). The Department received a notice of intent to participate from two domestic interested parties, DuPont Teijin Films (DTF) and Mitsubishi Polyester Film LLC (Mitsubishi), within the deadline specified in 19 C.F.R. § 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department's regulations. Domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a U.S. producer of a domestic like product. We received a complete substantive response from domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 C.F.R. § 351.218(d)(3)(i). However, we did not receive any response from respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 C.F.R. § 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the order.

On May 26, 2005, the Department extended the time limit for the final results of this sunset review to not later than August 31, 2005. See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film from South Korea; Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 70 FR 30416 (May 26, 2005).

Scope of the Order Back to Top

The antidumping duty order on PET film from Korea covers shipments of all gauges of raw, pre-treated, or primed polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip, whether extruded or co-extruded. The films excluded from this order are metallized films and other finished films that have had at least one of their surfaces modified by the application of a performance-enhancing resinous or inorganic layer of more than 0.00001 inches (0.254 micrometers) thick. Roller transport cleaning film which has at least one of its surfaces modified by the application of 0.5 micrometers of SBR latex has also been ruled as not within the scope of the order. PET film is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheading 3920.62.00.00. [1] While the HTS subheading is provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description remains dispositive as to the scope of the product coverage.

This sunset review covers imports from all producers and exporters of PET film from Korea, other than imports by Toray Saehan, Inc. [2] and Kolon Industries, for which the order was revoked.

Analysis of Comments Received Back to Top

All issues raised in this case are addressed in the “Issues and Decision Memorandum” from Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated August 30, 2005 (Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail if the order were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review and the corresponding recommendation in this public memorandum, which is on file in room B-099 of the main Department building.

In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov, under the heading “September 2005.” The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review Back to Top

We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty order on PET Film from Korea would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following percentage weighted-average margins:

Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers Weighted-Average Margin (Percent)
SKC Limited and SKC America, Inc. 13.92
All Others 21.50

This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 C.F.R. § 351.305 of the Department's regulations. 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, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

Dated: August 30, 2005.

Joseph A. Spetrini,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

[FR Doc. E5-4942 Filed 9-8-05; 8:45 am]

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1. Effective July 1, 2003, the HTS subheading 3920.62.00.00 was divided into 3920.62.00.10 (metallized PET film) and 3920.62.00.90 (non-metallized PET film).

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2. In a changed circumstances review, the Department determined that Toray Saehan, Inc. was the successor-in-interest to Saehan Industries, Inc. (Saehan). See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from Korea, Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 65 FR 34661 (May 31, 2000). Prior to that, in another changed circumstances review, the Department determined that Saehan was the successor-in-interest to Cheil Synthetics, Inc. (Cheil). See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip From the Republic of Korea, Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 63 FR 3703 (January 26, 1998). The Department calculated margins for Cheil in the investigation of PET film from Korea and in subsequent reviews.

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