[Federal Register: June 7, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 109)]
[Notices]               
[Page 31791-31792]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-007]

 
Barium Chloride from The People's Republic of China; Final 
Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order

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

ACTION: Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Barium 
Chloride from The People's Republic of China; Final Results.

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SUMMARY: On February 2, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published the notice of initiation of sunset review on 
barium chloride from the People's Republic of China (``China''). On the 
basis of the notice of intent to participate, and adequate substantive 
comments filed on behalf of a domestic interested party and inadequate 
response (in this case, no response) from respondent interested party, 
we determined to conduct an expedited (120-day) sunset review. As a 
result of this review, we find that revocation of the antidumping duty 
order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping 
at the levels listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of 
Review.''

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 7, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha V. Douthit, Office of Policy 
for Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5050.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 2, 2004, the Department published the notice of 
initiation of sunset review of the antidumping duty order on barium 
chloride from China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the ``Act'').\1\ The Department received Notice of 
Intent to Participate on behalf of Chemical Products Corporation 
(``CPC''), a domestic interested party, within the deadline specified 
in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department's Regulations (``Sunset 
Regulations''). CPC claimed interested party status under Section 
771(9)(C) of the Act as a U.S. producer of barium chloride. We received 
a complete substantive response from CPC within the 30-day deadline 
specified in the Sunset Regulations under section 351.218(d)(3)(I).
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    \1\ Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews,69 FR 4921 ( 
February 2, 2004).
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    We did not receive a substantive response from any interested party 
respondents in this proceeding. 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 conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this 
antidumping duty order.
    The order remains in effect for all Chinese manufacturers, 
producers, and exporters.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is barium chloride, a 
chemical compound having the formula BaCl[bdi2] or BaCl[bdi2]-2H[bdi2] 
0, currently classifiable under item 2827.38.00 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedules (HTS). HTS items numbers are provided for convenience 
and for Customs purposes. The written descriptions remain dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this case by CPC are addressed in the ``Issues 
and Decision Memorandum'' (``Decision Memo'') from Ronald K. Lorentzen, 
Acting Director, Office of Policy, Import Administration, to James J. 
Jochum, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated June 1, 
2004, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in 
the Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence 
of dumping and the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail if the 
finding were to be 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 room B-099 of the main 
Commerce Building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be 
accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the 

heading ``June 2004.'' The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

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Final Results of Review

    We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty order on 
barium chloride from China would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping at the following percentage weighted-average 
margins:

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           Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers                         Weighted Average Margin Percent
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China National Chemicals Import and Export Corporation                                                    155.50
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China-wide rate.......................................                                                    155.50
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    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 of the 
Department's regulations. 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, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: May 28, 2004.
Jeffrey A. May,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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