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Certain Uncoated Paper From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2017

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


The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Brazil is being sold at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), August 27, 2015, through February 28, 2017.


Applicable October 18, 2018.

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Jerry Huang, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4047.

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On April 10, 2018, Commerce published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty administrative review on uncoated paper from Brazil.[1] The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. (Suzano). For a discussion of events since the Preliminary Results were published, see the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.[2]

Scope of the Order

The product covered by this review is uncoated paper from Brazil. For a full description of the scope, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice.

Analysis of Comments Received

All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this administrative review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.[3] A list of the issues that parties raised and to which we responded is attached to this notice as an Appendix. 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 (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at and in the Central Records Unit (CRU), room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at​frn/​index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

Based on a review of the record and comments received from interested parties, we have recalculated Suzano's weighted-average dumping margin and, based on our findings at verification, we have made certain changes to Suzano's margin calculation. For further discussion, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

Final Results of the Administrative Review

We determine that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period August 27, 2015 through February 28, 2017.

Exporter/producerWeighted- average margin (percent)
Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A18.80

Assessment Rate

Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. For entries of subject merchandise during the period of review produced by Suzano for which they did not know their merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of this review for all shipments of uncoated paper from Brazil entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for companies subject to this review will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margins established in the final results of the review; (2) for merchandise exported by companies not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review or the original investigation but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 27.11 percent, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.[4] These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Order

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/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.Start Printed Page 52805

Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

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Dated: October 9, 2018.

Gary Taverman,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties for the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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List of Topics Discussed in the Final Decision Memorandum

I. Summary

II. Background

III. Scope of the Order

IV. List of Comments

V. Discussion of Comments

Comment 1: Treatment of Suzano's Sales to an U.S. Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)

Comment 2: Treatment of Suzano's Credit Expenses

Comment 3: Treatment of INSS Taxes

Comment 4: Suzano's Liquidation Instructions

Comment 5: Programming Issue in Suzano's Margin Calculation

VI. Recommendation

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1.  See Certain Uncoated Paper from Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2017, 83 FR 15368 (April 10, 2018) (Preliminary Results).

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2.  See Memorandum, “Certain Uncoated Paper from Brazil: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2017,” dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).

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4.  See Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, the People's Republic of China, and Portugal: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for Brazil and Indonesia and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 11173 (March 3, 2016).

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[FR Doc. 2018-22720 Filed 10-17-18; 8:45 am]