[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12939-12940]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5373]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-475-703]


Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy: Final Results 
of Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

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

DATES: Effective Date: March 9, 2011.
SUMMARY: On November 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce 
(``Department'') initiated the third sunset review of the antidumping 
duty order on granular polytetrafluoroethylene resin (``PTFE resin'') 
from Italy. The Department has conducted an expedited sunset review of 
this order. As a result of this review, the Department finds that 
revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping at the margins identified in the 
Final Results of Review section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Shuler or Nancy Decker, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1293 or (202) 482-0196, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On November 1, 2010, the Department published the notice of 
initiation of the third sunset review of the antidumping duty order on 
PTFE resin from Italy pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-Year 
(``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 67082 (November 1, 2010) (``Initiation 
Notice''). On January 12, 2011, the Federal Register published a 
correction to that notice, indicating that an incorrect product name 
for this case was listed in the Initiation Notice. See Initiation of 
Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review: Correction, 76 FR 2083 (January 12, 
2011) (``Correction Notice''). We allowed interested parties an 
extension of time in which to file a notice of intent to participate 
and substantive responses. On January 13, 2011, we also notified the 
International Trade Commission (``ITC'') of these new deadlines. On 
January 12, 2011, the Department received a notice of intent to 
participate from a domestic interested party, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & 
Co. (``DuPont'' or ``domestic interested party''). Submission of the 
notice of intent to participate was filed by DuPont within the deadline 
specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i), as extended due to the Correction 
Notice. DuPont claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) 
of the Act, as a producer of PTFE resin in the United States. On 
February 11, 2011, the Department received a substantive response from 
the domestic interested party within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i), as extended due to the Correction Notice. We received 
no substantive responses from any respondent interested parties. As a 
result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department is conducting an expedited 
sunset review of the antidumping duty order.

Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the order is PTFE resin, filled or unfilled. 
The order also covers PTFE wet raw polymer exported from Italy to the 
United States. See Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy; 
Final Affirmative Determination of Circumvention of

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Antidumping Duty Order, 58 FR 26100 (April 30, 1993). The order 
excludes PTFE dispersions in water and fine powders. During the period 
covered by this review, such merchandise was classified under item 
number 3904.61.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (``HTSUS''). We are providing this HTSUS number for convenience 
and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope remains 
dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum (``Decision Memorandum'') from Gary Taverman, 
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Import Administration, dated March 1, 2011, which is hereby adopted by 
this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include 
the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the 
magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the order were revoked. 
Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this 
review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, 
which is on file in the Central Records Unit in room 7046 of the main 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine 
that revocation of the antidumping duty order on PTFE resin from Italy 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the 
following percentage margins:

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                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
                   Manufacturer/exporter                        margin
                                                              (percent)
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Montefluos S.p.A./Ausimont U.S.A.\1\.......................        46.46
All Others.................................................        46.46
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    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
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 violation which is 
subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the results and 
notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act.
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    \1\ Solvay Solexis S.p.A. and Solvay Solexis, Inc. are 
successors-in-interest to Ausimont S.p.A. and Ausimont U.S.A. Inc. 
See Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from Italy; Final Results 
of Changed Circumstances Review, 68 FR 25327 (May 12, 2003).

    Dated: March 1, 2011.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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