[Federal Register: August 6, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 151)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-887]

 
Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol From 
The People's Republic of China

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

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 736(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is issuing an 
antidumping duty order on Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from The People's 
Republic of China.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 6, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Bertrand, Import 
Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-3207.

Scope of Order

    The product covered by this order is tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol 
(C5H10O2) (``THFA''). THFA, a primary 
alcohol, is a clear, water white to pale yellow liquid. THFA is a 
member of the heterocyclic compounds known as furans and is miscible 
with water and soluble in many common organic solvents. THFA is 
currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United 
States (``HTSUS'') under subheading 2932.13.00.00. Although the HTS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the 
Department's written description of the merchandise subject to the 
order is dispositive.

Background

    In accordance with section 735(a) of the Act, the Department made 
its final determination that THFA from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC'') is being sold at less than fair value. See Notice of Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Tetrahydrofurfuryl 
Alcohol From The People's Republic of China, 69 FR 34130 (June 18, 
2004).

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Antidumping Duty Order

    On July 29, 2004, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the 
International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') notified the 
Department of its final determination pursuant to section 
735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act that an industry in the United States is 
materially injured by reason of less-than-fair-value imports of subject 
merchandise from the PRC. Therefore, in accordance with section 
736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess, upon further instruction by the 
Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal 
value of the merchandise exceeds the export price of the merchandise 
for all relevant entries of THFA from the PRC. These antidumping duties 
will be assessed on all unliquidated entries of THFA from the PRC 
entered, or withdrawn from the warehouse, for consumption on or after 
January 27, 2004, the date on which the Department published its Notice 
of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: 
Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol From The People's Republic of China, 69 FR 
3887 (January 27, 2004).
    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six 
months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant 
proportion of THFA, we extended the four-month period to no more than 
six months. See Notice of Postponement of Final Determination of 
Antidumping Duty Investigation: Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol From The 
People's Republic of China, 69 FR 12127 (March 15, 2004). In this 
investigation, the six-month period beginning on the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination ends on July 27, 2004. 
Furthermore, section 737 of the Act states that definitive duties are 
to begin on the date of publication of the ITC's final injury 
determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act 
and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of THFA from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after July 27, 2004, and before the 
date of publication of the ITC's final injury determination in the 
Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will continue on or after 
this date.
    On or after the date of publication of the Commission's notice of 
final determination in the Federal Register, CBP will require, at the 
same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this 
merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average 
antidumping duty margins as listed below. The ``PRC-wide'' rate applies 
to all exporters of subject merchandise not specifically listed. The 
weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                    Manufacturer/exporter                       margin
                                                               (percent)
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Qingdao Wenkem (F.T.Z.) Trading Co., Ltd....................      136.86
PRC-Wide....................................................      136.86
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    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
THFA from the PRC pursuant to section 735(a) of the Act. Interested 
parties may contact the Department's Central Records Unit, Room B-099 
of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list of 
antidumping duty orders currently in effect.
    This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.211.

    Dated: August 2, 2004.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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