Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 69052-69054 [2010-28410]

Download as PDF 69052 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 10, 2010 / Notices effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register, and to require a cash deposit for each entry of subject merchandise in an amount equal to the net countervailable subsidy rates listed below. See section 706(a)(3) of the Act. The all others rate applies to all producers and exporters of subject merchandise not specifically listed. Exporter/Manufacturer Net subsidy rate Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corp., Tianjin Pipe Iron Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Tianguan Yuantong Pipe Product Co., Ltd., Tianjin Pipe International Economic and Trading Co., Ltd., and TPCO Charging Development Co., Ltd. ................... Hengyang Steel Tube Group Int’l Trading, Inc., Hengyang Valin Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Hengyang Valin MPM Tube Co., Ltd., Xigang Seamless Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Wuxi Seamless Special Pipe Co., Ltd., Wuxi Resources Steel Making Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Xigang Group Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., Wuxi Sifang Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin Steel Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd. ............................ All Others .............................. 13.66 Dated: November 5, 2010 Edward C. Yang, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–28402 Filed 11–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–956] 56.67 35.17 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Termination of the Suspension of Liquidation As a result of our affirmative critical circumstances finding on Hengyang and all companies other than TPCO, CBP suspended liquidation and collected cash deposits or bonds on all entries by these companies made 90 days prior to our affirmative Preliminary Determination. Entries for TPCO were suspended and cash deposits or bonds were collected as of March 1, 2010 (i.e., the date of publication of our Preliminary Determination). The Department will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation for entries of seamless pipe from the PRC, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption prior to the of seamless pipe from the PRC made on or after June 29, 2010, and prior to the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of countervailing duties because of the Department’s discontinuation, effective June 29, 2010, of the suspension of liquidation. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:25 Nov 09, 2010 publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination. The Department will also instruct CBP to refund any cash deposits made and release any bonds with respect to entries of seamless pipe entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 1, 2009 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination), but before the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect to seamless pipe from the PRC, pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Commerce Building, for copies of an updated list of countervailing duty orders currently in effect. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.224(e) and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Jkt 223001 Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce DATES: Effective Date: November 10, 2010. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe (‘‘seamless pipe’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). In addition, the Department is amending its final determination to correct certain ministerial errors. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok or Brandon Farlander, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4162 or (202) 482– 0182, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), on September 21, 2010, the Department published the final determination of sales at less than fair value in the antidumping duty investigation of seamless pipe from the PRC. See Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances, in Part, 75 FR 57449 (September 21, 2010) (‘‘Final Determination’’). On November 4, 2010, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of threat of material injury to a U.S. industry, and its negative determination of critical circumstances. See Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from China, USITC Investigation Nos. 701–TA–469 and 731–TA–1168 (Final), USITC Publication 4190, (November 2010). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is certain seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipes and redraw hollows, less than or equal to 16 inches (406.4 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of wallthickness, manufacturing process (e.g., hot-finished or cold-drawn), end finish (e.g., plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish (e.g., bare, lacquered or coated). Redraw hollows are any unfinished carbon or alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe or ‘‘hollow profiles’’ suitable for cold finishing operations, such as cold drawing, to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (‘‘ASTM’’) or American Petroleum Institute (‘‘API’’) specifications referenced below, or comparable specifications. Specifically included within the scope are seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) standard, line, and pressure pipes produced to the ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106, ASTM A–333, ASTM A–334, ASTM A–589, ASTM A– 795, ASTM A–1024, and the API 5L specifications, or comparable specifications, and meeting the physical parameters described above, regardless of application, with the exception of the exclusion discussed below. Specifically excluded from the scope of the order are: (1) All pipes meeting E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 10, 2010 / Notices aerospace, hydraulic, and bearing tubing specifications; (2) all pipes meeting the chemical requirements of ASTM A–335, whether finished or unfinished; and (3) unattached couplings. Also excluded from the scope of the order are all mechanical, boiler, condenser and heat exchange tubing, except when such products conform to the dimensional requirements, i.e., outside diameter and wall thickness of ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106 or API 5L specifications. The merchandise covered by the order is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers: 7304.19.1020, 7304.19.1030, 7304.19.1045, 7304.19.1060, 7304.19.5020, 7304.19.5050, 7304.31.6050, 7304.39.0016, 7304.39.0020, 7304.39.0024, 7304.39.0028, 7304.39.0032, 7304.39.0036, 7304.39.0040, 7304.39.0044, 7304.39.0048, 7304.39.0052, 7304.39.0056, 7304.39.0062, 7304.39.0068, 7304.39.0072, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7304.59.6000, 7304.59.8010, 7304.59.8015, 7304.59.8020, 7304.59.8025, 7304.59.8030, 7304.59.8035, 7304.59.8040, 7304.59.8045, 7304.59.8050, 7304.59.8055, 7304.59.8060, 7304.59.8065, and 7304.59.8070. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive. Amendment to the Final Determination On September 21, 2010, the Department published its affirmative final determination in this proceeding. See Final Determination. On September 21, 2010, United States Steel Corporation (‘‘U.S. Steel’’), a petitioner in the investigation, and Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation and Tianjin Pipe International Economic and Trading Corporation (collectively ‘‘TPCO’’), a respondent in the investigation, submitted timely ministerial error allegations and requested, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224, that the Department correct the alleged ministerial errors in the dumping margin calculations. On September 27, 2010, U.S. Steel, TPCO and Hengyang Steel Tube Group Int’l Trading Inc., Hengyang Valin Steel Tube Co., Ltd. and Hengyang Valin MPM Tube Co., Ltd. (collectively ‘‘Hengyang’’), the other mandatory respondent in this investigation, filed rebuttal comments. No other interested party submitted ministerial error allegations or rebuttal comments. After analyzing all interested party comments and rebuttals, we have determined, in accordance with section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), that we made the following ministerial errors in our calculations for the Final Determination with respect to TPCO and Hengyang: • For TPCO, we unintentionally adjusted the denominator used to calculate the ratio for market-economy purchases (‘‘MEP’’) of steel scrap, thereby resulting in an incorrect ratio for the MEP of steel scrap. • For TPCO, we unintentionally calculated the percentage reduction to TPCO’s reported by-product offset by dividing the quantity of further processed steel scrap by the quantity of steel scrap reintroduced into production, rather than the quantity of steel scrap generated by TPCO during the period of investigation. • For one of the three financial statements used to calculate the financial ratios for TPCO and Hengyang, we unintentionally: (1) Classified an amount for dividend income as selling, general and administrative expenses (‘‘SG&A’’) and interest, instead of excluding the dividend income from our calculation; and (2) excluded a financial expense amount, rather than including it in the SG&A and interest expense category. For a detailed discussion of the ministerial errors alleged by U.S. Steel and the respondent, as well as the Department’s analysis, see the Memorandum to Susan H. Kuhbach, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Ministerial Error Memorandum, Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated October 15, 2010 (‘‘Ministerial Error Memorandum’’). Also, in the Final Determination we determined that a number of companies in addition to the mandatory respondents qualified for a separate rate. See Final Determination at 57452. Since the cash deposit rate for the separate rate respondents is based on the average of the margins for the mandatory respondents, and the margins for TPCO and Hengyang changed as a result of the aforementioned ministerial errors, in the amended final determination, we have revised the calculation of the dumping margin for the separate rate respondents as well. See Ministerial Error Memorandum. The amended weighted average dumping margins are as follows: WeightedAverage margin percent Exporter Producer Tianjin Pipe International Economic and Trading Corporation Hengyang Steel Tube Group Int’l Trading Inc ......................... Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation ............................................. Hengyang Valin Steel Tube Ltd., and Hengyang Valin MPM Tube Co., Ltd. Xigang Seamless Steel Tube Co., Ltd., and Wuxi Seamless Special Pipe Co., Ltd. Jiangyin City Changjiang Steel Pipe Co., Ltd .......................... Pangang Group Chengdu Iron & Steel Co., Ltd ...................... Yangzhou Lontrin Steel Tube Co., Ltd .................................... Yangzhou Chengde Steel Tube Co., Ltd ................................. ................................................................................................... Xigang Seamless Steel Tube Co., Ltd ..................................... emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Jiangyin City Changjiang Steel Pipe Co., Ltd .......................... Pangang Group Chengdu Iron & Steel Co., Ltd ...................... Yangzhou Lontrin Steel Tube Co., Ltd ..................................... Yangzhou Chengde Steel Tube Co., Ltd ................................. PRC-wide Entity ........................................................................ Antidumping Duty Order On November 4, 2010, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination in this investigation. In its final determination in this investigation, the ITC found that a U.S. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:25 Nov 09, 2010 Jkt 223001 industry is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of seamless pipe from the PRC. According to section 736(b)(2) of the Act, duties shall be assessed on subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69053 50.01 82.24 66.13 66.13 66.13 66.13 66.13 98.74 publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination if that determination is based on the threat of material injury and is not accompanied by a finding that injury would have resulted without the imposition of suspension of liquidation of entries since the E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 69054 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 10, 2010 / Notices Department’s preliminary determination. In addition, section 736(b)(2) of the Act requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to refund any cash deposits or bonds of estimated antidumping duties posted since the preliminary antidumping determination if the ITC’s final determination is threat-based. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(b)(2) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and refund any cash deposits made and release any bonds posted for estimated antidumping duties for entries of seamless pipe from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after April 28, 2010, the date on which the Department published its Preliminary Determination, but before the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. For exports from Hengyang and the PRC-wide entity, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension, release any bond or other security, and refund any cash deposit made to secure the payment of antidumping duties with respect to entries of the merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 28, 2010 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the preliminary determination in the Federal Register), through April 27, 2010. Further, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination. The instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. In accordance with section 736(a)(3) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to require cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties. In its final determination in the companion countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) investigation, the Department found that TPCO’s and Hengyang’s merchandise benefited from export subsidies.1 Additionally, because the Department found that TPCO and Hengyang, the companies that it investigated in the CVD case, benefited from export subsidies, all other exporters have benefited from export subsidies based upon the results determined for TPCO and Hengyang. Therefore, we will instruct CBP to require an antidumping duty cash deposit equal to the weighted1 See Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 75 FR 57444 (September 21, 2010) (‘‘CVD Final’’). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:25 Nov 09, 2010 Jkt 223001 average amount by which the normal value exceeds the U.S. price for TPCO and Hengyang, as indicated in the table above, minus the amount determined to constitute an export subsidy for each company. For the separate-rate companies, we will instruct CBP to adjust the dumping margin by the amount of export subsidies included in the All Others rate from the CVD Final. Accordingly, as of the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margins discussed above, minus the amount determined to constitute an export subsidy. See section 735(c)(1) of the Act. The ‘‘PRCwide’’ rate applies to all exporters of subject merchandise not specifically listed. Additionally, in accordance with section 736 of the Act, the Department will also direct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all unliquidated entries of seamless pipe from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date on which the ITC published its notice of final determination of threat of material injury in the Federal Register. This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to seamless pipe from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 7043 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. Edward C. Yang, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with September anniversary dates. The document contained incorrect information in both the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings table. DATES: Effective Date: November 10, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila E. Forbes, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Unit, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4697. Backgound In the Federal Register of October 28, 2010, 75 FR 66349, under the tables entitled ‘‘Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Countervailing Duty Proceedings,’’ we note that the Department inadvertently listed the exporter names: Asia Pacific CIS (Wuxi) Co., Ltd., Asia Pacific CIS (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Hengtong Hardware Manufacturing (Huizhou) Co., Ltd., Taiwan Rail Company, and King Shan Wire Co., Ltd. under case numbers A– 570–941 and C–570–942. For reasons explained in footnote #’s 5 & 6 in the October 28, 2010 Federal Register notice, the Department retracts its initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order and the countervailing duty order with respect to the above referenced company names for case numbers A–570–941 and C– 570–942 for the period of review 09/01/ 09 through 08/31/10. Dated: November 4, 2010. Susan H. Kuhbach, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2010–28408 Filed 11–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [FR Doc. 2010–28410 Filed 11–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration International Trade Administration RIN 0648–XA026 Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews; Correction Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a notice in the Federal Register on October 28, 2010, concerning the initiation of administrative reviews of various AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Catch Share Panel of the Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold a public meeting to discuss SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-956]


Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and 
Pressure Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty 
Order

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

DATES: Effective Date: November 10, 2010.
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on 
certain seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure 
pipe (``seamless pipe'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). 
In addition, the Department is amending its final determination to 
correct certain ministerial errors.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok or Brandon Farlander, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4162 or (202) 482-0182, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (``Act''), on September 21, 2010, the Department 
published the final determination of sales at less than fair value in 
the antidumping duty investigation of seamless pipe from the PRC. See 
Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure 
Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances, in Part, 75 FR 
57449 (September 21, 2010) (``Final Determination''). On November 4, 
2010, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination 
of threat of material injury to a U.S. industry, and its negative 
determination of critical circumstances. See Certain Seamless Carbon 
and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from China, USITC 
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-469 and 731-TA-1168 (Final), USITC 
Publication 4190, (November 2010).

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is certain seamless carbon 
and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipes and redraw hollows, 
less than or equal to 16 inches (406.4 mm) in outside diameter, 
regardless of wall-thickness, manufacturing process (e.g., hot-finished 
or cold-drawn), end finish (e.g., plain end, beveled end, upset end, 
threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish (e.g., bare, 
lacquered or coated). Redraw hollows are any unfinished carbon or alloy 
steel (other than stainless steel) pipe or ``hollow profiles'' suitable 
for cold finishing operations, such as cold drawing, to meet the 
American Society for Testing and Materials (``ASTM'') or American 
Petroleum Institute (``API'') specifications referenced below, or 
comparable specifications. Specifically included within the scope are 
seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) standard, 
line, and pressure pipes produced to the ASTM A-53, ASTM A-106, ASTM A-
333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-589, ASTM A-795, ASTM A-1024, and the API 5L 
specifications, or comparable specifications, and meeting the physical 
parameters described above, regardless of application, with the 
exception of the exclusion discussed below.
    Specifically excluded from the scope of the order are: (1) All 
pipes meeting

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aerospace, hydraulic, and bearing tubing specifications; (2) all pipes 
meeting the chemical requirements of ASTM A-335, whether finished or 
unfinished; and (3) unattached couplings. Also excluded from the scope 
of the order are all mechanical, boiler, condenser and heat exchange 
tubing, except when such products conform to the dimensional 
requirements, i.e., outside diameter and wall thickness of ASTM A-53, 
ASTM A-106 or API 5L specifications.
    The merchandise covered by the order is currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') under item 
numbers: 7304.19.1020, 7304.19.1030, 7304.19.1045, 7304.19.1060, 
7304.19.5020, 7304.19.5050, 7304.31.6050, 7304.39.0016, 7304.39.0020, 
7304.39.0024, 7304.39.0028, 7304.39.0032, 7304.39.0036, 7304.39.0040, 
7304.39.0044, 7304.39.0048, 7304.39.0052, 7304.39.0056, 7304.39.0062, 
7304.39.0068, 7304.39.0072, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7304.59.6000, 
7304.59.8010, 7304.59.8015, 7304.59.8020, 7304.59.8025, 7304.59.8030, 
7304.59.8035, 7304.59.8040, 7304.59.8045, 7304.59.8050, 7304.59.8055, 
7304.59.8060, 7304.59.8065, and 7304.59.8070.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, our written description of the merchandise subject to 
this scope is dispositive.

Amendment to the Final Determination

    On September 21, 2010, the Department published its affirmative 
final determination in this proceeding. See Final Determination. On 
September 21, 2010, United States Steel Corporation (``U.S. Steel''), a 
petitioner in the investigation, and Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation 
and Tianjin Pipe International Economic and Trading Corporation 
(collectively ``TPCO''), a respondent in the investigation, submitted 
timely ministerial error allegations and requested, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.224, that the Department correct the alleged ministerial errors in 
the dumping margin calculations. On September 27, 2010, U.S. Steel, 
TPCO and Hengyang Steel Tube Group Int'l Trading Inc., Hengyang Valin 
Steel Tube Co., Ltd. and Hengyang Valin MPM Tube Co., Ltd. 
(collectively ``Hengyang''), the other mandatory respondent in this 
investigation, filed rebuttal comments. No other interested party 
submitted ministerial error allegations or rebuttal comments.
    After analyzing all interested party comments and rebuttals, we 
have determined, in accordance with section 735(e) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.224(e), that we made the following ministerial errors in our 
calculations for the Final Determination with respect to TPCO and 
Hengyang:
     For TPCO, we unintentionally adjusted the denominator used 
to calculate the ratio for market-economy purchases (``MEP'') of steel 
scrap, thereby resulting in an incorrect ratio for the MEP of steel 
scrap.
     For TPCO, we unintentionally calculated the percentage 
reduction to TPCO's reported by-product offset by dividing the quantity 
of further processed steel scrap by the quantity of steel scrap 
reintroduced into production, rather than the quantity of steel scrap 
generated by TPCO during the period of investigation.
     For one of the three financial statements used to 
calculate the financial ratios for TPCO and Hengyang, we 
unintentionally: (1) Classified an amount for dividend income as 
selling, general and administrative expenses (``SG&A'') and interest, 
instead of excluding the dividend income from our calculation; and (2) 
excluded a financial expense amount, rather than including it in the 
SG&A and interest expense category.
    For a detailed discussion of the ministerial errors alleged by U.S. 
Steel and the respondent, as well as the Department's analysis, see the 
Memorandum to Susan H. Kuhbach, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ``Ministerial Error 
Memorandum, Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and 
Pressure Pipe from the People's Republic of China,'' dated October 15, 
2010 (``Ministerial Error Memorandum'').
    Also, in the Final Determination we determined that a number of 
companies in addition to the mandatory respondents qualified for a 
separate rate. See Final Determination at 57452. Since the cash deposit 
rate for the separate rate respondents is based on the average of the 
margins for the mandatory respondents, and the margins for TPCO and 
Hengyang changed as a result of the aforementioned ministerial errors, 
in the amended final determination, we have revised the calculation of 
the dumping margin for the separate rate respondents as well. See 
Ministerial Error Memorandum. The amended weighted average dumping 
margins are as follows:

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                                                            Weighted-
           Exporter                    Producer          Average margin
                                                             percent
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Tianjin Pipe International      Tianjin Pipe (Group)               50.01
 Economic and Trading            Corporation.
 Corporation.
Hengyang Steel Tube Group       Hengyang Valin Steel               82.24
 Int'l Trading Inc.              Tube Ltd., and
                                 Hengyang Valin MPM
                                 Tube Co., Ltd.
Xigang Seamless Steel Tube      Xigang Seamless Steel              66.13
 Co., Ltd.                       Tube Co., Ltd., and
                                 Wuxi Seamless Special
                                 Pipe Co., Ltd.
Jiangyin City Changjiang Steel  Jiangyin City                      66.13
 Pipe Co., Ltd.                  Changjiang Steel Pipe
                                 Co., Ltd.
Pangang Group Chengdu Iron &    Pangang Group Chengdu              66.13
 Steel Co., Ltd.                 Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
Yangzhou Lontrin Steel Tube     Yangzhou Lontrin Steel             66.13
 Co., Ltd.                       Tube Co., Ltd.
Yangzhou Chengde Steel Tube     Yangzhou Chengde Steel             66.13
 Co., Ltd.                       Tube Co., Ltd.
PRC-wide Entity...............  ......................             98.74
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Antidumping Duty Order

    On November 4, 2010, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, 
the ITC notified the Department of its final determination in this 
investigation. In its final determination in this investigation, the 
ITC found that a U.S. industry is threatened with material injury by 
reason of imports of seamless pipe from the PRC. According to section 
736(b)(2) of the Act, duties shall be assessed on subject merchandise 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
date of publication of the ITC's notice of final determination if that 
determination is based on the threat of material injury and is not 
accompanied by a finding that injury would have resulted without the 
imposition of suspension of liquidation of entries since the

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Department's preliminary determination. In addition, section 736(b)(2) 
of the Act requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to 
refund any cash deposits or bonds of estimated antidumping duties 
posted since the preliminary antidumping determination if the ITC's 
final determination is threat-based. Therefore, in accordance with 
section 736(b)(2) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to 
terminate the suspension of liquidation and refund any cash deposits 
made and release any bonds posted for estimated antidumping duties for 
entries of seamless pipe from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after April 28, 2010, the date on 
which the Department published its Preliminary Determination, but 
before the date of publication of the ITC's final determination in the 
Federal Register. For exports from Hengyang and the PRC-wide entity, we 
will instruct CBP to lift suspension, release any bond or other 
security, and refund any cash deposit made to secure the payment of 
antidumping duties with respect to entries of the merchandise entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 28, 
2010 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the preliminary 
determination in the Federal Register), through April 27, 2010. 
Further, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of the ITC's notice of 
final determination. The instructions suspending liquidation will 
remain in effect until further notice.
    In accordance with section 736(a)(3) of the Act, we will instruct 
CBP to require cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties. In its 
final determination in the companion countervailing duty (``CVD'') 
investigation, the Department found that TPCO's and Hengyang's 
merchandise benefited from export subsidies.\1\ Additionally, because 
the Department found that TPCO and Hengyang, the companies that it 
investigated in the CVD case, benefited from export subsidies, all 
other exporters have benefited from export subsidies based upon the 
results determined for TPCO and Hengyang. Therefore, we will instruct 
CBP to require an antidumping duty cash deposit equal to the weighted-
average amount by which the normal value exceeds the U.S. price for 
TPCO and Hengyang, as indicated in the table above, minus the amount 
determined to constitute an export subsidy for each company. For the 
separate-rate companies, we will instruct CBP to adjust the dumping 
margin by the amount of export subsidies included in the All Others 
rate from the CVD Final. Accordingly, as of the date of publication of 
the ITC's final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at 
the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on 
this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated 
weighted-average antidumping duty margins discussed above, minus the 
amount determined to constitute an export subsidy. See section 
735(c)(1) of the Act. The ``PRC-wide'' rate applies to all exporters of 
subject merchandise not specifically listed.
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    \1\ See Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, 
and Pressure Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Final Affirmative 
Critical Circumstances Determination, 75 FR 57444 (September 21, 
2010) (``CVD Final'').
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    Additionally, in accordance with section 736 of the Act, the 
Department will also direct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all 
unliquidated entries of seamless pipe from the PRC entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date on which 
the ITC published its notice of final determination of threat of 
material injury in the Federal Register.
    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
seamless pipe from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. 
Interested parties may contact the Department's Central Records Unit, 
Room 7043 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.

Edward C. Yang,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-28410 Filed 11-9-10; 8:45 am]
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