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Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014

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AGENCY:

Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period of review May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014, based on the withdrawal of requests for review.

DATES:

Effective Date: August 28, 2014.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mary Kolberg, 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) 482-1785.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On May 1, 2014, the Department published the notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the order on PSF from Korea for the period of review May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014.[1] On May 29, 2014, DAK Americas LLC and Auriga Polymers, Inc., the successor to Invista, S.a.r.L (collectively, Petitioners) requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of Huvis Corporation (Huvis) and Woongjin Chemical Company, Ltd. (Woongjin).[2] On May 30, 2014, Huvis requested an administrative review of its period of review sales.[3] Pursuant to these requests, and in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department published a notice initiating an administrative review of Huvis and Woongjin.[4] Petitioners withdrew their request for an administrative review of Huvis on July 8, 2014.[5] On July 10, 2014, Huvis withdrew its request for an administrative review.[6] On July 29, 2014, Petitioners withdrew their request for an administrative review of Woongjin.[7]

Rescission of Review

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, Petitioners withdrew their requests for review of Huvis and Woongjin within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. In addition, Huvis also timely withdrew its request for an administrative review. No other parties requested an administrative review of the order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety.

Assessment

The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of PSF from Korea. 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 to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice of rescission of administrative review.

Notifications

This notice also 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. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 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 terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

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Dated: August 20, 2014.

Gary Taverman,

Senior Advisor for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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Footnotes

1.  See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 79 FR 24670, 24671 (May 1, 2014).

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2.  See Letter from Petitioners to the Department, dated May 29, 2014, at 2.

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3.  See Letter from Huvis to the Department, dated May 30, 2014, at 1-2.

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4.  See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 79 FR 36462, 36464 (June 27, 2014).

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5.  See Letter from Petitioners, dated July 8, 2014, at 2.

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6.  See Letter from Huvis, dated July 10, 2014, at 1.

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7.  See Letter from Petitioners, dated July 29, 2014, at 1-2.

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[FR Doc. 2014-20522 Filed 8-27-14; 8:45 am]

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