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Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of the 2012-2013 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

DATES:

Effective Date: August 20, 2013.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Brian Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1766.

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SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period of review (POR) of March 1, 2012, to February 28, 2013, with respect to AR Printing & Packaging (India) Pvt. Ltd. (ARPP), LF Products Pte. Ltd. (LF Products), and Stone Sapphire (HK) Limited.[1] This rescission is based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review by the only interested party that requested the review of these companies.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On March 1, 2013, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the PRC. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 78 FR 13858 (March 1, 2013) (Opportunity Notice). In response, on April 1, 2013, the petitioner [2] timely requested an administrative review of entries of the subject merchandise during the POR from ARPP, LF Products, and Stone Sapphire.[3] Therefore, on April 25, 2013, the Department initiated a review of ARPP, LF Products, and Stone Sapphire. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 78 FR 25418 (May 1, 2013).

In a letter dated July 30, 2013, the petitioner withdrew its request for review of ARPP, LF Products, and Stone Sapphire. No other parties requested a review.

Scope of the Order

The tissue paper products subject to the order are cut-to-length sheets of tissue paper having a basis weight not exceeding 29 grams per square meter.[4] The merchandise subject to this order does not have specific classification numbers assigned to them under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. Subject merchandise may be under one or more of several different subheadings, including: 4802.30; 4802.54; 4802.61; 4802.62; 4802.69; 4804.31.1000; 4804.31.2000; 4804.31.4020; 4804.31.4040; 4804.31.6000; 4804.39; 4805.91.1090; 4805.91.5000; 4805.91.7000; 4806.40; 4808.30; 4808.90; 4811.90; 4823.90; 4820.50.00; 4802.90.00; 4805.91.90; and 9505.90.40. The tariff classifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.

Rescission of Administrative Review

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party who requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. Accordingly, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for review of ARPP, LF Products, and Stone Sapphire. Because no other party requested a review, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department is rescinding the entire administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the PRC for the period March 1, 2012, to February 28, 2013.

Assessment

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 date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

Notification to Importers

This notice serves as a 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. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

This notice also serves as a 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 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 the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

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Dated: August 14, 2013.

Christian Marsh,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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Footnotes

1.  The Department is also rescinding this review with respect to any affiliates of ARPP, LF Products, or Stone Sapphire that may have exported subject merchandise during the review period.

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2.  The petitioner is Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts, Inc.

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3.  March 31, 2013, is the deadline for submitting requests for review as stated in the Opportunity Notice. See Opportunity Notice, 78 FR at 13859. However, because March 31, 2013, was a Sunday and the Department of Commerce's operations were closed on that day, the petitioner filed its request for review on the next business day, April 1, 2013.

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4.  See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic of China, 70 FR 16223 (March 30, 2005) for a complete description of the scope of the order.

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[FR Doc. 2013-20302 Filed 8-19-13; 8:45 am]

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