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Sodium Nitrite From Germany and the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders

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AGENCY:

Enforcement and Compliance, formerly 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 (the “ITC”) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and 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 these antidumping duty orders.

DATES:

Effective Date: February 12, 2014.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lori Apodaca or Howard Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-4551 or 202-482-5193, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On July 1, 2013, the Department published the notice of initiation of the first sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the “Act”).[1] As a result of its reviews, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the PRC would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the orders be revoked.[2] On February 4, 2014, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and 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]

Scope of the Order

The merchandise subject to these orders is sodium nitrite in any form, at any purity level. In addition, the sodium nitrite covered by these orders may or may not contain an anti-caking agent. Examples of names commonly used to reference sodium nitrite are nitrous acid, sodium salt, anti-rust, diazotizing salts, erinitrit, and filmerine. The chemical composition of sodium nitrite is NaNO2 and it is generally classified under subheading 2834.10.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The American Chemical Society Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) has assigned the name “sodium nitrite” to sodium nitrite. The CAS registry number is 7632-00-0.

While the HTSUS subheading, CAS registry number, and CAS name are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive.

Continuation of the Orders

As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the antidumping duty orders 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 orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and 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 orders 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 orders 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 and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

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Dated: February 6, 2014.

Paul Piquado,

Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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Footnotes

1.  See Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review, 78 FR 39256 (July 1, 2013).

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2.  See Sodium Nitrite from Germany and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 78 FR 69368 (November 19, 2013).

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3.  See Sodium Nitrite from China and Germany, 79 FR 6628 (February 4, 2014).

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[FR Doc. 2014-03065 Filed 2-11-14; 8:45 am]

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