Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
Effective Date: February 25, 2014.
The Department of Commerce (Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on lightweight thermal paper (thermal paper) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Joshua Morris or Nancy Decker, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-1779 or (202) 482-0196, respectively.
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On October 1, 2013, the Department initiated the first sunset review of the CVD Order 
on thermal paper from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
On October 28, 2013, the Department received a notice of intent to participate from the petitioner in the investigation, Appvion, Inc.
(hereinafter, Petitioner), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).
On November 18, 2013, the Department received an adequate substantive response from Petitioner within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3).
The Department did not receive any submissions from other interested parties. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B)-(C), the Department is conducting an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the CVD Order.
Scope of the Order
This order covers certain lightweight thermal paper. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum,
which is hereby adopted by this notice.
The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://www.trade.gov/enforcement/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
Analysis of Comments Received
All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the order were revoked.
Final Results of Review
Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the CVD Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following net countervailable subsidy rates:
|Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters||Net subsidy rate (percent)|
|Guangdong Guanhao High-Tech Co., Ltd||13.63|
|Shenzhen Yuanming Industrial Development Co., Ltd||138.53|
|MDCN Technology Co., Ltd||124.93|
|Xiamen Anne Paper Co., Ltd||124.93|
This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.
We are issuing and publishing the final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.
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Dated: February 14, 2014.
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum
2. History of the Order
4. Scope of the Order
5. Discussion of the Issues
a. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable Subsidy
b. Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely To Prevail
6. Nature of the Subsidies
7. Final Results of Review
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[FR Doc. 2014-04068 Filed 2-24-14; 8:45 am]
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