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Potassium Permanganate From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019

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AGENCY:

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

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on potassium permanganate from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

DATES:

Applicable July 2, 2020.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Annathea Cook, 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) 482-0250.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On January 2, 2020, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on potassium permanganate from China.[1] On March 10, 2020, pursuant to a request from Pacific Accelerator Limited (PAL) and its affiliate Chongqing Changyuan Group Limited (Changyuan),[2] Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to PAL and Changyuan, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b).[3] On June 9, 2020, PAL and Changyuan timely withdrew their request for an administrative review.[4] No other party requested an administrative review of these companies.

Rescission of Review

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. PAL and Changyuan timely withdrew their review request. No other party requested an administrative review of the order for this POR. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety.

Assessment

Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of potassium permanganate from China during the POR. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit rate 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). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

Notification to Importers

This notice serves as the only reminder to importers whose entries will be liquidated as a result of this rescission notice 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 the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 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.

Notification to Interested Parties

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

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Dated: June 26, 2020.

James Maeder,

Deputy Assistant Secretary 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, 85 FR 64 (January 2, 2020).

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2.  See PAL and Changyuan's Letter, “Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Potassium Permanganate from the People's Republic of China,” dated January 31, 2020. In this letter, Changyuan referred to the company as “Chongqing Changyuan Group Ltd (Chongqing Changyuan Chemical Corp Ltd).”

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3.  See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 13860 (March 10, 2020) (Initiation Notice). In this notice, we also referred to Changyuan as “Chongqing Changyuan Group Ltd (Chongqing Changyuan Chemical Corp Ltd).”

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4.  See PAL and Changyuan's Letter, “Withdrawal of Review Request of Antidumping Duty Order on Potassium Permanganate from the People's Republic of China (A-570-001),” dated June 9, 2020. This withdrawal request was timely because Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days. See Memorandum, “Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19,” dated April 24, 2020.

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[FR Doc. 2020-14320 Filed 7-1-20; 8:45 am]

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