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Furfuryl Alcohol from the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY:

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

EFFECTIVE DATE:

October 6, 2006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Audrey Twyman or Brandon Farlander, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3534 and (202) 482-0182, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On April 3, 2006, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty order on furfuryl alcohol from the People's Republic of China (“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 found that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the order to be revoked.[2] On September 25, 2006, the ITC determined pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on furfuryl alcohol from the PRC would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United Start Printed Page 59073States within a reasonably foreseeable time.[3]

Scope of the Order

The merchandise covered by this order is furfuryl alcohol (C4H3OCH2OH). Furfuryl alcohol is a primary alcohol, and is colorless or pale yellow in appearance. It is used in the manufacture of resins and as a wetting agent and solvent for coating resins, nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate, and other soluble dyes.

The product subject to this order is classifiable under subheading 2932.13.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive.

Determination

As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of this antidumping duty order would likely lead to 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 duty order on furfuryl alcohol 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 continuation of this order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice of Continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6)(A) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of this order not later than September 2011.

This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act. This notice is published pursuant to 751(c) and 771(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

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Dated: October 2, 2006.

Joseph A. Spetrini,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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Footnotes

1.  See Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews, 71 FR 16551 (April 3, 2006); and Furfuryl Alcohol from China and Thailand, Investigations Nos. 731-TA-703 and 705 (Second Review), 71 FR 16587 (April 3, 2006).

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2.  See Furfuryl Alcohol from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 71 FR 35412 (June 20, 2006).

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3.  See Furfuryl Alcohol from China and Thailand, Investigation Nos. 731-TA-703 and 705 (Second Review), 71 FR 55804 (September 25, 2006).

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[FR Doc. E6-16603 Filed 10-5-06; 8:45 am]

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