[Federal Register: September 2, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 169)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-879]

 
Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Polyvinyl Alcohol From the People's Republic of China

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 2, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood or Alice Gibbons, 
AD/CVD Enforcement Group I, Office 2, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 
(202) 482-3874 or (202) 482-0498, respectively.

Amendment to Final Determination

    In accordance with sections 735(a) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended, (the Act), on August 11, 2003, the Department 
published its notice of final determination of sales at less than fair 
value (LTFV) in the investigation of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) from the 
People's Republic of China (PRC). See Notice of Final Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Polyvinyl Alcohol From the People's 
Republic of China, 68 FR 47538 (Aug. 11, 2003). On August 11, 2003, we 
received an allegation, timely filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(c)(2), 
from the respondent, Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Group (SVW), that the 
Department had made a ministerial error in its final determination. We 
did not receive comments on SVW's submission from the petitioners in 
this investigation, Celanese Chemicals Ltd. and E.I. Dupont de Nemours 
& Company. After analyzing SVW's submission, we have determined, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e), that we made a ministerial error in 
our calculation of total freight expenses for certain sales with CIF 
Chongqing delivery terms in the margin calculations performed for the 
final determination.
    Further, in reviewing the calculation of SVW's freight expenses for 
these CIF Chongqing transactions, we discovered two other clerical 
errors in the margin program directly related to the one identified by 
the respondent. First, we discovered that the error in total freight 
expenses discussed above also relates to SVW's FOB Chongqing sales. 
Second, in determining which inland freight expenses were applicable to 
SVW's CIF Chongqing sales, we discovered that we had incorrectly 
recalculated marine insurance expenses. Correcting these errors 
resulted in a revised margin for SVW.
    For a detailed discussion of the ministerial errors noted above, as 
well as the Department's analysis, see the August 25, 2003, memorandum 
to Jeffrey May from the Team entitled ``Ministerial Error Allegation in 
the Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation on 
Polyvinyl Alcohol from the People's Republic of China.''
    Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending 
the final determination of sales at LTFV in the antidumping duty 
investigation of PVA from the PRC. The revised dumping margins are as 
follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     Original   Amended
                                                      final      final
               Manufacturer/exporter                  margin     margin
                                                    (percent)  (percent)
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Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Works.....................       7.40       6.91
PRC-wide..........................................      97.86      97.86
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are 
directing the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (BCBP) to 
continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of PVA from the PRC. The 
BCBP shall require a cash deposit or the posting of a bond equal to the 
estimated amount by which the normal value exceeds the U.S. price as 
indicated in the chart above. These instructions suspending liquidation 
will remain in effect until further notice.
    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: August 26, 2003.
James J. Jochum,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 03-22346 Filed 8-29-03; 8:45 am]
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