Department of Commerce drops review of anti-dumping duties on Indonesian biodiesel

September 29, 2020 |

In Washington, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on biodiesel from Indonesia for the period of review (POR) April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.

On April 1, 2020, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on biodiesel from Indonesia for the POR. On April 30, 2020, Commerce received a timely-filed request from the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition (Coalition) for an administrative review of five Indonesian producers and/or exporters, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b).

On June 8, 2020, pursuant to this request, and in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice initiating an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on biodiesel from Indonesia. On September 1, 2020, the Coalition timely withdrew its request for an administrative review for all five producers and/or exporters.

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The Start Printed Page 59290Coalition withdrew its request for review within the 90-day deadline. Because Commerce received no other requests for review, we are rescinding the administrative review of the order on biodiesel from Indonesia covering the April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020 POR, in its entirety, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).

Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of biodiesel from Argentina. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

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