• Effective Date: Mar 11, 2015
  • Period of Review: Jan 01, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012

1. On 03/11/2015, the U.S. Court of International Trade issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) enjoining liquidation of entries identified in paragraph 2 which are subject to the countervailing duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts from the People's Republic of China (C-570-938) for the period 01/01/2012 through 12/31/2012. This TRO was issued in connection with court number 15-00022.

2. This TRO enjoins liquidation of entries which were the subject of the administrative determination published as Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012, 79 Fed. Reg. 78,799 (December 31, 2014); were produced and/or exported from the People's Republic of China by RZBC Co., Ltd., RZBC (Juxian) Co., Ltd., RZBC Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd., and/or RZBC Group Shareholding Co., Ltd.; and were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.

3. Effective 03/11/2015 (the date the Court issued the TRO), no liquidation may be made for entries referred to in paragraph 2 which remain unliquidated as of 03/11/2015 through 5pm 03/18/2015. Any such entries that are set for liquidation must be unset immediately. Continue to suspend liquidation of these entries until liquidation instructions are issued.

4. Effective immediately, CBP is instructed to follow the terms of the TRO.

5. The TRO applies to the liquidation instructions in message number 5023302, dated 01/23/2015.

6. If there are any questions by the importing public regarding this message, please contact the Call Center for the Office of AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-0984. CBP ports should submit their inquiries through authorized CBP channels only. (This message was generated by OIII: PMT.)

7. There are no restrictions on the release of this information.

Michael B. Walsh