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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-007]

Barium Chloride From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce ("Department") and the International Trade Commission ("ITC") that revocation of the antidumping duty order on barium chloride from the People's Republic of China ("PRC") would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order.
DATES: Effective Date:June 28, 2010.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Blackledge, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3518.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On July 1, 2009, the Department published the notice of initiation of the third sunset review of the antidumping duty order on barium chloride from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”).See Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Review,74 FR 31412 (July 1, 2009). As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on barium chloride from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked.See Barium Chloride From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order,74 FR 55814 (October 29, 2009).

On May 26, 2010, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on barium chloride from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.See Barium Chloride From China,75 FR 33824 (June 15, 2010), and Barium Chloride from China (Inv. No. 731-TA-149 (Third Review), USITC Publication 4157 (June 2010)).

Scope of the Order

The merchandise covered by the order is barium chloride, a chemical compound having the formulas BaCl2or BaCl2-2H2O, currently classifiable under item number 2827.39.45.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”).1 Although the HTSUS item number is provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description remains dispositive.

1The scope reflects the HTSUS item number currently in effect.

Continuation of the Order

As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping order on barium chloride from the PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise.

The effective date of the continuation of the order will be the date of publication in theFederal Registerof this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation.

This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act.

Dated: June 17, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.