[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 4 (Thursday, January 6, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 772-773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-57]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-934]


1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid From the People's 
Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value and Amended Antidumping Duty Order in Accordance With Final 
Court Decision and Correction to Notice of Decision of the Court of 
International Trade Not in Harmony

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

DATES: Effective Date: January 6, 2011.
SUMMARY: On September 13, 2010, the United States Court of 
International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the remand determination made 
by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') pursuant to the 
CIT's remand of the final determination in the antidumping duty 
investigation on 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (``HEDP'') 
from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') and ordered the case 
dismissed.\1\ This case arises out of the Department's final 
determination in the antidumping investigation on HEDP from the PRC.\2\ 
As there is now a final and conclusive court decision in this action 
with respect to Changzhou Wujin Fine Chemical Factory Co., Ltd. 
(``Wujin Fine''), the Department is amending its Final Determination 
and Antidumping Duty Order.
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    \1\ See Changzhou Wujin Fine Chemical Factory Co., Ltd. v. 
United States, No. 09-00216, Slip Op. 10-85 (Ct. Int'l Trade Aug. 5, 
2010); Changzhou Wujin Fine Chemical Factory Co., Ltd. v. United 
States, No. 09-00216, Slip Op. 10-103 (Ct. Int'l Trade Sept. 13, 
2010).
    \2\ See 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, 74 FR 10545 (March 11, 2009) (``Final 
Determination''); 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from 
India and the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 
74 FR 19197 (April 28, 2009) (``Antidumping Duty Order'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shawn Higgins, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
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Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0679.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 11, 2009, the Department published 
its Final Determination in which it determined that HEDP from the PRC 
is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than 
fair value as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the ``Act'').\3\
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    \3\ See Final Determination, 74 FR at 10545.
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    Separate rate respondent companies Wujin Fine and Jiangsu Jianghai 
Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (``Jiangsu Jianghai'') timely challenged 
certain aspects of the Final Determination to the CIT. Among the issues 
raised before the CIT was whether the Department properly corroborated 
the adverse facts available (``AFA'') rate upon which it relied in 
calculating the separate rate.
    On February 8, 2010, the CIT granted the United States' motion for 
a voluntary remand to reconsider the separate rate assigned to Wujin 
Fine and Jiangsu Jianghai after examining whether the Department 
corroborated the AFA rate upon which it relied in calculating the 
separate rate.\4\ In a remand determination filed on May 3, 2010, the 
Department determined that the AFA rate upon which the Department 
relied in calculating the separate rate was not corroborated in the 
Final Determination.\5\ Consequently, the Department calculated a 
revised separate rate of 15.47 percent for Wujin Fine and Jiangsu 
Jianghai relying on a second AFA rate that did not require 
corroboration.
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    \4\ See Changzhou Wujin Fine Chemical Factory Co., Ltd. v. 
United States, No. 09-00216 (Ct. Int'l Trade Feb. 8, 2010).
    \5\ See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court 
Order: Changzhou Wujin Fine Chemical Factory Co., Ltd. v. United 
States (May 3, 2010) at 1-9.
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    On September 13, 2010, the CIT sustained the Department's remand 
redetermination, and subsequently dismissed the case.\6\ On November 
12, 2010, Jiangsu Jianghai filed an appeal with the United States Court 
of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC'') of the CIT's decision.\7\ 
Wujin Fine, however, elected not to appeal the CIT's decision.
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    \6\ See Changzhou Wujin Fine Chemical Factory Co., Ltd. v. 
United States, No. 09-00216, Slip Op. 10-103 (Ct. Int'l Trade Sept. 
13, 2010).
    \7\ In the event the CIT's decision is affirmed on appeal, the 
Department will publish an amended final determination revising the 
separate rate assigned to Jiangsu Jianghai and issue revised cash 
deposit instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(``CBP'').
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    Consistent with the decision of the CAFC in Timken Co. v. United 
States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990), the Department published in the 
Federal Register a notice of a court decision that is not ``in 
harmony'' with the Department's final determination.\8\ The Timken 
Notice incorrectly stated that, ``In the event the CIT's decision is 
affirmed on appeal, the Department will publish an amended final 
determination revising the separate rate assigned to Wujin Fine and 
Jiangsu Jianghai and issue revised cash deposit instructions to U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection.'' \9\ As noted above, only Jiangsu 
Jianghai appealed the CIT's decision with the CAFC. Because Wujin Fine 
did not appeal the CIT's decision and the period to appeal that 
decision has expired, the CIT decision is final and conclusive for 
Wujin Fine. Accordingly, the Department is amending its Final 
Determination and Antidumping Duty Order.
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    \8\ See 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid From the 
People's Republic of China: Notice of Decision of the Court of 
International Trade Not in Harmony, 75 FR 78967 (December 17, 2010) 
(``Timken Notice'').
    \9\ Id. at 78968.

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Amendment to Final Determination and Antidumping Order

    Because there is now a final and conclusive court decision with 
respect to Wujin Fine in this proceeding, the revised dumping margin 
and cash deposit rate for Wujin Fine in the Final Determination is as 
follows:

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                                      HEDP from the PRC
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                                                                              Original final    margin (Percent)
                Exporter                              Producer               margin (Percent)
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Changzhou Wujin Fine Chemical Factory     Changzhou Wujin Fine Chemical                 36.21              15.47
 Co., Ltd..                                Factory Co., Ltd..
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    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department 
will instruct CBP to collect a cash deposit of 15.47 percent for 
entries of subject merchandise produced and exported by Wujin Fine, 
effective September 23, 2010 in accordance with the Timken Notice.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
735(d), 736(a), 516A(c)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 30, 2010.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-57 Filed 1-5-11; 8:45 am]
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