Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
June 4, 2019.
For the final results of this review the Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that the selected respondents Ingenio El Higo S.A. de C.V., Ingenio Melchor Ocampo S.A. de C.V., and Zucarmex S.A. de C.V. (and its affiliates) (collectively, Grupo Zucarmex), and Ingenio San Miguel Del Naranjo S.A. de C.V. (and its affiliates) (collectively, Grupo Beta San Miguel), are in compliance with the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (AD Agreement), as amended on June 30, 2017 (collectively, amended AD Agreement), for the period October 1, 2017, through November 30, 2017, and that the amended AD Agreement is meeting the statutory requirements under sections 704(c) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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Sally C. Gannon or David Cordell, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-0162 or (202) 482-0408, respectively.
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On December 20, 2018, Commerce published its Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the amended AD Agreement covering the period of review (POR) of October 1, 2017, through November 30, 2017.
Commerce gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. On March 4, 2019, Commerce received a case brief from the American Sugar Coalition and its Members 
(collectively, the petitioners).
On March 14, 2019, Commerce received a rebuttal brief from Camara Nacional de Las Industrias Azucarera y Alcoholera (Mexican Sugar Chamber), Grupo Zucarmex, and Grupo Beta San Miguel (collectively, the respondents).
Also on March 15, 2019, Commerce received a rebuttal brief from the Government of Mexico (GOM).
Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.
If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce's practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The revised deadline for the final results of this review is now May 29, 2019.
Scope of Review
Merchandise covered by this amended AD Agreement is typically imported under the following headings of the HTSUS: 1701.12.1000, 1701.12.5000, 1701.13.1000, 1701.13.5000, 1701.14.1000, 1701.14.5000, 1701.91.1000, 1701.91.3000, 1701.99.1010, 1701.99.1025, 1701.99.1050, 1701.99.5010, 1701.99.5025, Start Printed Page 257531701.99.5050, and 1702.90.4000. The tariff classification is provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of this amended AD Agreement is dispositive.
In the Preliminary Results, we determined that the respondents selected for individual examination, Grupo Zucarmex and Grupo Beta San Miguel, were in compliance with the amended AD Agreement.
The issues raised in the case briefs and rebuttal briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum and the accompanying business proprietary memorandum.
The issues are identified in the Appendix to 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 (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 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://trade.gov/enforcement/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
Notification to Interested Parties
This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, 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 terms of an APO is a violation that is subject to sanction.
We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).
Dated: May 29, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
Issues and Decision Memorandum
II. Scope of the Review
IV. Discussion of the Issues
Issue 1: Alleged Violations of the Amended AD Agreement
A. Alleged Violations With Respect to Certain Sales
B. Erroneous Categorizations of Sales
C. Compliance With Mathematical Requirements in the Amended AD Agreement
Issue 2: Enforcement of the Amended AD Agreement
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