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Persulfates From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of the 2008-2009 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

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Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.


Effective Date: January 14, 2010.

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Brandon Petelin, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-8173.


On July 1, 2009, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”). See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 74 FR 31406 (July 1, 2009). On July 31, 2009, FMC Corporation (“FMC”), a domestic producer of persulfates, requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of Shanghai AJ Import & Export Corporation—United Initiators (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.'s exports to the United States for the period of review (“POR”) July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009. Pursuant to this request, the Department published a notice of the initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from the PRC. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 42873 (August 25, 2009).

Rescission of Review

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of Start Printed Page 2113initiation. On December 23, 2009, FMC timely withdrew its request for a review, and no other interested party requested a review of this company.[1] Therefore, the Department is rescinding this administrative review of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from the PRC covering the period July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).


The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

Notification to Interested Parties

This notice 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 review period. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.402(f)(3), failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (“APO”) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and as explained in the APO itself. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

This notice is in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

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Dated: January 8, 2010.

John M. Andersen,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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1.  On November 16, 2009, in response to a request from FMC, the Department extended the deadline for FMC to withdraw its review request from November 23, 2009, until December 23, 2009.

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[FR Doc. 2010-584 Filed 1-13-10; 8:45 am]