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Notice

Honey From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order

Summary

As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (“Department”) and the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order.

 

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Effective Date: December 13, 2012.

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Katie Marksberry, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-7906.

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On July 2, 2012, the Department initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”). [1] As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on honey from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked. [2] On December 5, 2012, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on honey from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. [3]

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The products covered by the order are natural honey, artificial honey containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight, preparations of natural honey containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight and flavored honey. The subject merchandise includes all grades and colors of honey whether in liquid, creamed, comb, cut comb, or chunk form, and whether packaged for retail or in bulk form.

The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheadings 0409.00.00, 1702.90.90, 2106.90.99, 0409.00.0010, 0409.00.0035, 0409.00.0005, 0409.00.0045, 0409.00.0056, and 0409.00.0065 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department's written description of the merchandise under the order is dispositive.

Also included in the scope are blends of honey and rice syrup, regardless of the percentage of honey contained in the blend.

Continuation of the Order Back to Top

As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping order on honey from the PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation.

This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act.

Dated: December 5, 2012.

Paul Piquado,

Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.

[FR Doc. 2012-30111 Filed 12-12-12; 8:45 am]

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1. See Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review, 77 FR 39218 (July 2, 2012).

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2. See Honey From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 59896 (October 1, 2012).

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3. See Honey from China; Determination, 77 FR 72385 (December 5, 2012); see also Honey from China: Investigation No. 731-TA-893 USITC Publication 4364 (November 2012).

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