Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman, 64480-64483 [2012-25963]

Download as PDF 64480 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2012 / Notices Preliminary Notice. We will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit or the posting of a bond equal to the weightedaverage margin, as indicated below, as follows: (1) The rate for Zenith will be the rate we have determined in this final determination, adjusted for the export subsidy portion of the Zenith’s final margin in the companion countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from India;7 (2) if the exporter is not a firm identified in this investigation but the manufacturer is Zenith, the rate will be the rate established for Zenith. These suspension-of-liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. Note that no ‘‘all others’’ deposit rate is required, because Zenith is the only manufacturer covered by the investigation. Notification Regarding APO This notice also serves as a reminder to the parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This determination and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 15, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–25959 Filed 10–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–523–801] Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that imports of circular welded carbonquality steel pipe (circular welded pipe) wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: 7 See the companion CVD investigation of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from India dated concurrently with this notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Oct 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: October 22, 2012 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Ericka Ukrow, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0195 or (202) 482– 0405, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 1, 2012, the Department published in the Federal Register its preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of circular welded pipe from Oman.1 In the Preliminary Determination, the Department stated that ‘‘{W}e will further examine whether there is other information that denotes a more appropriate date of sale as it is unclear from the record whether the material terms of these sales were set prior to the POI’’ and that ‘‘{W}e intend to issue a supplemental questionnaire to Al Jazeera’’ to solicit more information in order to determine the appropriate date of sale.2 On June 6, 2012, the Department issued Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG (Al Jazeera), the mandatory respondent in this investigation, a third supplemental questionnaire.3 On June 14, 2012, Al Jazeera submitted its response to the third supplemental questionnaire.4 As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we conducted sales and cost verifications between June 18 and 28, 2012 of the questionnaire responses submitted by Al Jazeera. We used standard verification procedures, including examination of relevant accounting and production records, as well as original source documents provided by the company.5 1 See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 77 FR 32531 (June 1, 2012) (Preliminary Determination). 2 See Preliminary Determination at 32535. 3 See Letter from Angelica L. Mendoza, Program Manager, Office 7, to Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG, dated June 6, 2012. 4 See Al Jazeera’s Third Supplemental Questionnaire Response, dated June 14, 2012. 5 See Memoranda to the File entitled ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG in the Antidumping Duty PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On July 2, 2012, Allied Tube and Conduit and the JMC Steel Group (collectively, Petitioners) requested a hearing pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c).6 As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we conducted sales and cost verifications of the questionnaire responses submitted by Al Jazeera. We used standard verification procedures, including examination of relevant accounting and production records, as well as original source documents provided by the company. Based on the Department’s findings at verification, as well as the minor corrections presented by Al Jazeera at the start of verification, on August 17, 2012, the Department requested that Al Jazeera submit revised sales databases.7 On August 22, 2012, Al Jazeera timely submitted their revised sales databases.8 We received case briefs from Petitioners and Al Jazeera on August 29, 2012.9 On September 4, 2012, Al Jazeera and Petitioners timely submitted rebuttal comments.10 Petitioners, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), withdrew its request for a hearing on September 13, 2012.11 Period of Investigation The period of investigation is October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011. Scope of the Investigation This investigation covers welded carbon-quality steel pipes and tube, of circular cross-section, with an outside diameter (O.D.) not more than 16 inches (406.4 mm), regardless of wall thickness, surface finish (e.g., black, galvanized, or painted), end finish (plain end, beveled end, grooved, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or industry specification (e.g., American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM), proprietary, or Investigation of Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman,’’ dated August 14, 2012; ‘‘Verification of the Cost Response of Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG in the Antidumping Investigation of Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman,’’ dated August 21, 2012. 6 See Letter from Allied Tube and Conduit and JMC Steel (Petitioners) to the Secretary of Commerce, dated July 2, 2012. 7 See Letter from Angelica L. Mendoza, Program Manager, Office 7, to Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG, dated August 17, 2012. 8 See Al Jazeera’s Fourth Supplemental Questionnaire Response, dated August 22, 2012. 9 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners, dated August 29, 2012, and Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Al Jazeera, dated August 29, 2012. 10 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners, dated September 4, 2012, and Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Al Jazeera, dated September 4, 2012. 11 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners, dated September 13, 2012. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2012 / Notices other) generally known as standard pipe, fence pipe and tube, sprinkler pipe, and structural pipe (although subject product may also be referred to as mechanical tubing). Specifically, the term ‘‘carbon quality’’ includes products in which: (a) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (b) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (c) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, as indicated: (i) 1.80 percent of manganese; (ii) 2.25 percent of silicon; (iii) 1.00 percent of copper; (iv) 0.50 percent of aluminum; (v) 1.25 percent of chromium; (vi) 0.30 percent of cobalt; (vii) 0.40 percent of lead; (viii) 1.25 percent of nickel; (ix) 0.30 percent of tungsten; (x) 0.15 percent of molybdenum; (xi) 0.10 percent of niobium; (xii) 0.41 percent of titanium; (xiii) 0.15 percent of vanadium; (xiv) 0.15 percent of zirconium. Subject pipe is ordinarily made to ASTM specifications A53, A135, and A795, but can also be made to other specifications. Structural pipe is made primarily to ASTM specifications A252 and A500. Standard and structural pipe may also be produced to proprietary specifications rather than to industry specifications. Fence tubing is included in the scope regardless of certification to a specification listed in the exclusions below, and can also be made to the ASTM A513 specification. Sprinkler pipe is designed for sprinkler fire suppression systems and may be made to industry specifications such as ASTM A53 or to proprietary specifications. These products are generally made to standard O.D. and wall thickness combinations. Pipe multi-stenciled to a standard and/or structural specification and to other specifications, such as American Petroleum Institute (API) API–5L specification, is also covered by the scope of this investigation when it meets the physical description set forth above, and also has one or more of the following characteristics: is 32 feet in length or less; is less than 2.0 inches (50mm) in outside diameter; has a galvanized and/or painted (e.g., polyester coated) surface finish; or has a threaded and/or coupled end finish. The scope of this investigation does not include: (a) Pipe suitable for use in boilers, superheaters, heat exchangers, refining furnaces and feedwater heaters, whether or not cold drawn; (b) finished electrical conduit; (c) finished scaffolding;12 (d) tube and pipe hollows 12 Finished scaffolding is defined as component parts of a final, finished scaffolding that enters the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Oct 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 for redrawing; (e) oil country tubular goods produced to API specifications; (f) line pipe produced to only API specifications; and (g) mechanical tubing, whether or not cold-drawn. However, products certified to ASTM mechanical tubing specifications are not excluded as mechanical tubing if they otherwise meet the standard sizes (e.g., outside diameter and wall thickness) of standard, structural, fence and sprinkler pipe. Also, products made to the following outside diameter and wall thickness combinations, which are recognized by the industry as typical for fence tubing, would not be excluded from the scope based solely on their being certified to ASTM mechanical tubing specifications: 1.315 inch O.D. and 0.035 inch wall thickness (gage 20) 1.315 inch O.D. and 0.047 inch wall thickness (gage 18) 1.315 inch O.D. and 0.055 inch wall thickness (gage 17) 1.315 inch O.D. and 0.065 inch wall thickness (gage 16) 1.315 inch O.D. and 0.072 inch wall thickness (gage 15) 1.315 inch O.D. and 0.083 inch wall thickness (gage 14) 1.315 inch O.D. and 0.095 inch wall thickness (gage 13) 1.660 inch O.D. and 0.047 inch wall thickness (gage 18) 1.660 inch O.D. and 0.055 inch wall thickness (gage 17) 1.660 inch O.D. and 0.065 inch wall thickness (gage 16) 1.660 inch O.D. and 0.072 inch wall thickness (gage 15) 1.660 inch O.D. and 0.083 inch wall thickness (gage 14) 1.660 inch O.D. and 0.095 inch wall thickness (gage 13) 1.660 inch O.D. and 0.109 inch wall thickness (gage 12) 1.900 inch O.D. and 0.047 inch wall thickness (gage 18) 1.900 inch O.D. and 0.055 inch wall thickness (gage 17) 1.900 inch O.D. and 0.065 inch wall thickness (gage 16) 1.900 inch O.D. and 0.072 inch wall thickness (gage 15) 1.900 inch O.D. and 0.095 inch wall thickness (gage 13) 1.900 inch O.D. and 0.109 inch wall thickness (gage 12) 2.375 inch O.D. and 0.047 inch wall thickness (gage 18) 2.375 inch O.D. and 0.055 inch wall thickness (gage 17) United States unassembled as a ‘‘kit.’’ A ‘‘kit’’ is understood to mean a packaged combination of component parts that contain, at the time of importation, all the necessary component parts to fully assemble a final, finished scaffolding. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64481 2.375 inch O.D. and 0.065 inch wall thickness (gage 16) 2.375 inch O.D. and 0.072 inch wall thickness (gage 15) 2.375 inch O.D. and 0.095 inch wall thickness (gage 13) 2.375 inch O.D. and 0.109 inch wall thickness (gage 12) 2.375 inch O.D. and 0.120 inch wall thickness (gage 11) 2.875 inch O.D. and 0.109 inch wall thickness (gage 12) 2.875 inch O.D. and 0.134 inch wall thickness (gage 10) 2.875 inch O.D. and 0.165 inch wall thickness (gage 8) 3.500 inch O.D. and 0.109 inch wall thickness (gage 12) 3.500 inch O.D. and 0.148 inch wall thickness (gage 9) 3.500 inch O.D. and 0.165 inch wall thickness (gage 8) 4.000 inch O.D. and 0.148 inch wall thickness (gage 9) 4.000 inch O.D. and 0.165 inch wall thickness (gage 8) 4.500 inch O.D. and 0.203 inch wall thickness (gage 7) The pipe subject to this investigation is currently classifiable in Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) statistical reporting numbers 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, 7306.19.5150, 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, 7306.30.5090, 7306.50.1000, 7306.50.5050, and 7306.50.5070. However, the product description, and not the HTSUS classification, is dispositive of whether the merchandise imported into the United States falls within the scope of the investigation. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this antidumping investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration (Issues and Decision Memorandum), which is dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as Appendix I. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Import Administration’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit (CRU), room 7046 of the E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 64482 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2012 / Notices main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://www.trade.gov/ ia/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Application of Adverse Facts Available (AFA) to Certain Bank Expenses Related to Al Jazeera’s U.S. Sales In its section C questionnaire response, Al Jazeera reported bank charges for its U.S. sales.13 However, Al Jazeera stated that it could not trace the actual bank charges to each sale.14 Therefore, Al Jazeera reported estimated bank charges based upon a percentage of the sales price and the bank into which Al Jazeera deposited the payment for the sale.15 At verification, Al Jazeera stated that its allocation methodology overstated the actual bank charges.16 As an example, Al Jazeera submitted random U.S. sales and compared the total of the actual bank charges for these sales to the total originally reported.17 The aggregate total bank charge for the randomly selected sales was lower than the reported total.18 However, in examining the individual sales selected by Al Jazeera, we noted that half of the randomly selected sales had bank charges which did not match the reported percentages in the section C database.19 Furthermore, for another sale, we found that some of the bank charges were mis-classified into a separate account.20 Finally, one of the sales traces that we examined did not have any bank charges associated with the sale.21 The other sales traces showed a similar lack of pattern for the reported sales.22 Section 776(a) of the Act provides that the Department shall apply ‘‘facts otherwise available’’ if (1) necessary information is not on the record or (2) an interested party or any other person 13 See Al Jazeera’s section B&C response, dated February 9, 2012 (BCQR) at 82. 14 See Memorandum to the File, from Ericka Ukrow and John K. Drury, Case Analysts, titled ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman,’’ dated August 14, 2012 (Sales Verification Report) at 3 and VE– 1. 15 Id. 16 Id. 17 Id. 18 Id. 19 Id. 20 Id. 21 Id. at 30–34 and Verification Exhibits 28, 38– 46. 22 Id. at 32 and VE–39. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Oct 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 (A) withholds information that has been requested; (B) fails to provide information within the deadlines established, or in the form and manner requested by the Department, subject to subsections (c)(1) and (e) of section 782 of the Act; (C) significantly impedes a proceeding; or (D) provides information that cannot be verified as provided by section 782(i) of the Act. Section 776(b) of the Act provides further that the Department may use an adverse inference in applying the facts otherwise available when a party has failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability to comply with a request for information. Such an adverse inference may include reliance upon information derived from the petition or other information placed on the record.23 The SAA explains that the Department may employ an adverse inference about the missing information ‘‘to ensure that the party does not obtain a more favorable result by failing to cooperate than if it had cooperated fully.’’ 24 Importantly, ‘‘affirmative evidence of bad faith on the part of a respondent is not required before the Department may make an adverse inference.’’ 25 We find that that the application of facts available is appropriate under section 776(a)(2)(D) of the Act because Al Jazeera failed properly to report certain bank expenses related to U.S. sales and, instead, provided information that, upon examination at verification, was irreconcilable with Al Jazeera’s original reported methodology. Further, we find that the application of AFA is appropriate under section 776(b) of the Act because Al Jazeera failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability in responding to the Department’s request for verifiable information. As adverse facts available, the Department has applied the highest bank charge percentage that we examined and reconciled at verification,26 based on the percentage of the sales value, to all of Al Jazeera’s U.S. sales. Finally, because we are relying on Al Jazeera’s own information obtained during the course of this investigation, there is no need to corroborate this data pursuant to section 776(c) of the Act. 23 Statement of Administrative Action Accompanying the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, H.R. Rep. 103–316, Vol. 1, 103d Cong. (1994) (SAA) at 870. 24 Id. 25 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties; Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27340 (May 19, 1997); see also Nippon Steel Corp. v. United States, 337 F.3d 1373, 1382 (Fed. Cir. 2003). 26 See Sales Verification Report, VE–1, at 3. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at verifications, we have made certain changes to the margin calculations for Al Jazeera. For a discussion of these changes, see Memorandum to the file, through Angelica Mendoza, Program Manager, from Ericka Ukrow and John Drury, International Trade Analysts, entitled ‘‘Analysis of Data Submitted by Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG in the Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Sultanate of Oman’’ dated October 15, 2012 (Final Analysis Memorandum); see also Memorandum to Neal M. Halper, Director, Office of Accounting, through Michael P. Martin, Lead Accountant, from Laurens van Houten, Senior Accountant, entitled, ‘‘Cost of Production and Constructed Value Calculation Adjustments for the Final Determination—Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG,’’ dated October 15, 2012. In preparing for this final determination, the Department determined that the Arm’s Length Test in the SAS program was improperly dropping certain sales from the comparison market database. We corrected this error for the final determination. See Final Analysis Memorandum at 8. Final Determination The Department determines that the following dumping margins exist for the period October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011: Manufacturer/Exporter Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG .................................... All Others .................................. Weightedaverage margin (percent) 5.81 5.81 Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of circular welded pipe from Oman which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 1, 2012, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination. We will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit or the posting of a bond equal to the following weighted-average margins, as indicated above: (1) The rate for Al Jazeera will be the rate we have E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2012 / Notices determined in this final determination; (2) if the exporter is not a firm identified in this investigation but the producer is, the rate will be the rate established for the producer of the subject merchandise; (3) the rate for all other producers or exporters will be 5.81 percent, as discussed in the ‘‘All Others Rate’’ section, below. These suspensionof-liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. All Others Rate Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated all others rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de minimis margins and any margins determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. Al Jazeera is the only respondent in this investigation for which we calculated a company-specific rate that is not zero or de minimis. Therefore, for purposes of determining the ‘‘all others’’ rate and pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, we are using the dumping margin calculated for Al Jazeera, 5.81 percent, for the ‘‘all others’’ rate, as referenced above. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Disclosure We intend to disclose to parties in this proceeding the calculations performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we have notified the International Trade Commission (ITC) of our final determination. As our final determination is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act the ITC will determine within 45 days whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation of the subject merchandise. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, the Department will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Oct 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CPR 351.305. Timely notification of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(l) of the Act. Dated: October 15, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I Issues and Decision Memorandum Comment 1: Date of Sale Comment 2: Targeted Dumping Comment 3: Hot-Rolled Steel Coil Cost and Yield Ratio Comment 4: Model Matching Hierarchy Comment 5: Double-Counting of Certain Export Charges [FR Doc. 2012–25963 Filed 10–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–811] Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that imports of circular welded carbonquality steel pipe (circular welded pipe) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less-thanfair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ‘‘Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: October 22, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2924 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64483 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 1, 2012, the Department published in the Federal Register its preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of circular welded pipe from Vietnam.1 On June 8, 2012, we placed on the record of this investigation a memorandum describing a revision to the methodology announced in our preliminary determination for calculating the rate assigned to cooperative respondents not selected for individual analysis. As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we conducted sales and factors of production (FOP) verifications of the questionnaire responses submitted by SeAH Steel VINA Corporation (SeAH VINA) and Haiphong Hongyuan Machinery Manufactory Co., Ltd. (Haiphong Hongyuan) as well as their respective U.S. affiliates. We used standard verification procedures, including examination of relevant accounting and production records, as well as original source documents provided by the company.2 On June 29, 2012, SeAH VINA, pursuant to the Department’s regulations at 19 CFR 351.310(c), requested a hearing. On July 2, 2012, Allied Tube and Conduit, and the JMC Steel Group (petitioners), also, requested a hearing pursuant to the Department’s regulations at 19 CFR 351.310(c). On September 21, 2012, and September 24, 2012, SeAH VINA and petitioners, respectively, withdrew their requests for a hearing. On July 11, 2012, petitioners and Haiphong Hongyuan submitted surrogate values with which to value factors in the final determination. 1 See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 77 FR 32552 (June 1, 2012) (Preliminary Determination). 2 See Memoranda to the File entitled ‘‘Verification of the Sales and Factors Response of Vietnam Haiphong Hongyuan Machinery Manufactory Co., Ltd., in the Antidumping Investigation of Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;’’ ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of Midwest Air Technologies, Inc., in the Antidumping Investigation of Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;’’ ‘‘Verification of the Sales and Factors Response of SeAH Steel VINA Corporation in the Antidumping Investigation of Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;’’ ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of State Pipe & Supply, Inc., in the Antidumping Investigation of Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;’’ ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of SeAH Steel America, Inc., in the Antidumping Investigation of Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,’’ all dated August 29, 2012. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-523-801]


Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: 
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined 
that imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (circular 
welded pipe) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) are being, or are likely 
to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as 
provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act). The final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in 
the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.

DATES:  Effective Date: October 22, 2012

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Ericka Ukrow, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0195 or (202) 482-0405, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On June 1, 2012, the Department published in the Federal Register 
its preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of 
circular welded pipe from Oman.\1\
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    \1\ See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the 
Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 77 FR 32531 
(June 1, 2012) (Preliminary Determination).
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    In the Preliminary Determination, the Department stated that 
``{W{time} e will further examine whether there is other information 
that denotes a more appropriate date of sale as it is unclear from the 
record whether the material terms of these sales were set prior to the 
POI'' and that ``{W{time} e intend to issue a supplemental 
questionnaire to Al Jazeera'' to solicit more information in order to 
determine the appropriate date of sale.\2\ On June 6, 2012, the 
Department issued Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG (Al Jazeera), the 
mandatory respondent in this investigation, a third supplemental 
questionnaire.\3\ On June 14, 2012, Al Jazeera submitted its response 
to the third supplemental questionnaire.\4\
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    \2\ See Preliminary Determination at 32535.
    \3\ See Letter from Angelica L. Mendoza, Program Manager, Office 
7, to Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG, dated June 6, 2012.
    \4\ See Al Jazeera's Third Supplemental Questionnaire Response, 
dated June 14, 2012.
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    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we conducted sales and 
cost verifications between June 18 and 28, 2012 of the questionnaire 
responses submitted by Al Jazeera. We used standard verification 
procedures, including examination of relevant accounting and production 
records, as well as original source documents provided by the 
company.\5\
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    \5\ See Memoranda to the File entitled ``Verification of the 
Sales Response of Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG in the 
Antidumping Duty Investigation of Circular Welded Carbon-Quality 
Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman,'' dated August 14, 2012; 
``Verification of the Cost Response of Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. 
SAOG in the Antidumping Investigation of Circular Welded Carbon-
Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman,'' dated August 21, 
2012.
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    On July 2, 2012, Allied Tube and Conduit and the JMC Steel Group 
(collectively, Petitioners) requested a hearing pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.310(c).\6\
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    \6\ See Letter from Allied Tube and Conduit and JMC Steel 
(Petitioners) to the Secretary of Commerce, dated July 2, 2012.
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    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we conducted sales and 
cost verifications of the questionnaire responses submitted by Al 
Jazeera. We used standard verification procedures, including 
examination of relevant accounting and production records, as well as 
original source documents provided by the company. Based on the 
Department's findings at verification, as well as the minor corrections 
presented by Al Jazeera at the start of verification, on August 17, 
2012, the Department requested that Al Jazeera submit revised sales 
databases.\7\ On August 22, 2012, Al Jazeera timely submitted their 
revised sales databases.\8\
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    \7\ See Letter from Angelica L. Mendoza, Program Manager, Office 
7, to Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG, dated August 17, 2012.
    \8\ See Al Jazeera's Fourth Supplemental Questionnaire Response, 
dated August 22, 2012.
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    We received case briefs from Petitioners and Al Jazeera on August 
29, 2012.\9\ On September 4, 2012, Al Jazeera and Petitioners timely 
submitted rebuttal comments.\10\
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    \9\ See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners, 
dated August 29, 2012, and Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from 
Al Jazeera, dated August 29, 2012.
    \10\ See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners, 
dated September 4, 2012, and Letter to the Secretary of Commerce 
from Al Jazeera, dated September 4, 2012.
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    Petitioners, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), withdrew its request 
for a hearing on September 13, 2012.\11\
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    \11\ See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners, 
dated September 13, 2012.
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Period of Investigation

    The period of investigation is October 1, 2010, to September 30, 
2011.

Scope of the Investigation

    This investigation covers welded carbon-quality steel pipes and 
tube, of circular cross-section, with an outside diameter (O.D.) not 
more than 16 inches (406.4 mm), regardless of wall thickness, surface 
finish (e.g., black, galvanized, or painted), end finish (plain end, 
beveled end, grooved, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or industry 
specification (e.g., American Society for Testing and Materials 
International (ASTM), proprietary, or

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other) generally known as standard pipe, fence pipe and tube, sprinkler 
pipe, and structural pipe (although subject product may also be 
referred to as mechanical tubing). Specifically, the term ``carbon 
quality'' includes products in which: (a) Iron predominates, by weight, 
over each of the other contained elements; (b) the carbon content is 2 
percent or less, by weight; and (c) none of the elements listed below 
exceeds the quantity, by weight, as indicated:

(i) 1.80 percent of manganese;
(ii) 2.25 percent of silicon;
(iii) 1.00 percent of copper;
(iv) 0.50 percent of aluminum;
(v) 1.25 percent of chromium;
(vi) 0.30 percent of cobalt;
(vii) 0.40 percent of lead;
(viii) 1.25 percent of nickel;
(ix) 0.30 percent of tungsten;
(x) 0.15 percent of molybdenum;
(xi) 0.10 percent of niobium;
(xii) 0.41 percent of titanium;
(xiii) 0.15 percent of vanadium;
(xiv) 0.15 percent of zirconium.

    Subject pipe is ordinarily made to ASTM specifications A53, A135, 
and A795, but can also be made to other specifications. Structural pipe 
is made primarily to ASTM specifications A252 and A500. Standard and 
structural pipe may also be produced to proprietary specifications 
rather than to industry specifications. Fence tubing is included in the 
scope regardless of certification to a specification listed in the 
exclusions below, and can also be made to the ASTM A513 specification. 
Sprinkler pipe is designed for sprinkler fire suppression systems and 
may be made to industry specifications such as ASTM A53 or to 
proprietary specifications. These products are generally made to 
standard O.D. and wall thickness combinations. Pipe multi-stenciled to 
a standard and/or structural specification and to other specifications, 
such as American Petroleum Institute (API) API-5L specification, is 
also covered by the scope of this investigation when it meets the 
physical description set forth above, and also has one or more of the 
following characteristics: is 32 feet in length or less; is less than 
2.0 inches (50mm) in outside diameter; has a galvanized and/or painted 
(e.g., polyester coated) surface finish; or has a threaded and/or 
coupled end finish.
    The scope of this investigation does not include: (a) Pipe suitable 
for use in boilers, superheaters, heat exchangers, refining furnaces 
and feedwater heaters, whether or not cold drawn; (b) finished 
electrical conduit; (c) finished scaffolding;\12\ (d) tube and pipe 
hollows for redrawing; (e) oil country tubular goods produced to API 
specifications; (f) line pipe produced to only API specifications; and 
(g) mechanical tubing, whether or not cold-drawn. However, products 
certified to ASTM mechanical tubing specifications are not excluded as 
mechanical tubing if they otherwise meet the standard sizes (e.g., 
outside diameter and wall thickness) of standard, structural, fence and 
sprinkler pipe. Also, products made to the following outside diameter 
and wall thickness combinations, which are recognized by the industry 
as typical for fence tubing, would not be excluded from the scope based 
solely on their being certified to ASTM mechanical tubing 
specifications:
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    \12\ Finished scaffolding is defined as component parts of a 
final, finished scaffolding that enters the United States 
unassembled as a ``kit.'' A ``kit'' is understood to mean a packaged 
combination of component parts that contain, at the time of 
importation, all the necessary component parts to fully assemble a 
final, finished scaffolding.

1.315 inch O.D. and 0.035 inch wall thickness (gage 20)
1.315 inch O.D. and 0.047 inch wall thickness (gage 18)
1.315 inch O.D. and 0.055 inch wall thickness (gage 17)
1.315 inch O.D. and 0.065 inch wall thickness (gage 16)
1.315 inch O.D. and 0.072 inch wall thickness (gage 15)
1.315 inch O.D. and 0.083 inch wall thickness (gage 14)
1.315 inch O.D. and 0.095 inch wall thickness (gage 13)
1.660 inch O.D. and 0.047 inch wall thickness (gage 18)
1.660 inch O.D. and 0.055 inch wall thickness (gage 17)
1.660 inch O.D. and 0.065 inch wall thickness (gage 16)
1.660 inch O.D. and 0.072 inch wall thickness (gage 15)
1.660 inch O.D. and 0.083 inch wall thickness (gage 14)
1.660 inch O.D. and 0.095 inch wall thickness (gage 13)
1.660 inch O.D. and 0.109 inch wall thickness (gage 12)
1.900 inch O.D. and 0.047 inch wall thickness (gage 18)
1.900 inch O.D. and 0.055 inch wall thickness (gage 17)
1.900 inch O.D. and 0.065 inch wall thickness (gage 16)
1.900 inch O.D. and 0.072 inch wall thickness (gage 15)
1.900 inch O.D. and 0.095 inch wall thickness (gage 13)
1.900 inch O.D. and 0.109 inch wall thickness (gage 12)
2.375 inch O.D. and 0.047 inch wall thickness (gage 18)
2.375 inch O.D. and 0.055 inch wall thickness (gage 17)
2.375 inch O.D. and 0.065 inch wall thickness (gage 16)
2.375 inch O.D. and 0.072 inch wall thickness (gage 15)
2.375 inch O.D. and 0.095 inch wall thickness (gage 13)
2.375 inch O.D. and 0.109 inch wall thickness (gage 12)
2.375 inch O.D. and 0.120 inch wall thickness (gage 11)
2.875 inch O.D. and 0.109 inch wall thickness (gage 12)
2.875 inch O.D. and 0.134 inch wall thickness (gage 10)
2.875 inch O.D. and 0.165 inch wall thickness (gage 8)
3.500 inch O.D. and 0.109 inch wall thickness (gage 12)
3.500 inch O.D. and 0.148 inch wall thickness (gage 9)
3.500 inch O.D. and 0.165 inch wall thickness (gage 8)
4.000 inch O.D. and 0.148 inch wall thickness (gage 9)
4.000 inch O.D. and 0.165 inch wall thickness (gage 8)
4.500 inch O.D. and 0.203 inch wall thickness (gage 7)

    The pipe subject to this investigation is currently classifiable in 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') statistical 
reporting numbers 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, 
7306.19.5150, 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 
7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, 7306.30.5090, 7306.50.1000, 7306.50.5050, 
and 7306.50.5070. However, the product description, and not the HTSUS 
classification, is dispositive of whether the merchandise imported into 
the United States falls within the scope of the investigation.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to 
this antidumping investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration (Issues and Decision 
Memorandum), which is dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by 
this notice. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as 
Appendix I. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and 
is on file electronically via Import Administration's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). 
IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov 
and in the Central Records Unit (CRU), room 7046 of the

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main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version 
of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the 
Internet at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Issues and Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Application of Adverse Facts Available (AFA) to Certain Bank Expenses 
Related to Al Jazeera's U.S. Sales

    In its section C questionnaire response, Al Jazeera reported bank 
charges for its U.S. sales.\13\ However, Al Jazeera stated that it 
could not trace the actual bank charges to each sale.\14\ Therefore, Al 
Jazeera reported estimated bank charges based upon a percentage of the 
sales price and the bank into which Al Jazeera deposited the payment 
for the sale.\15\
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    \13\ See Al Jazeera's section B&C response, dated February 9, 
2012 (BCQR) at 82.
    \14\ See Memorandum to the File, from Ericka Ukrow and John K. 
Drury, Case Analysts, titled ``Verification of the Sales Response of 
Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG in the Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Pipe From the 
Sultanate of Oman,'' dated August 14, 2012 (Sales Verification 
Report) at 3 and VE-1.
    \15\ Id.
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    At verification, Al Jazeera stated that its allocation methodology 
overstated the actual bank charges.\16\ As an example, Al Jazeera 
submitted random U.S. sales and compared the total of the actual bank 
charges for these sales to the total originally reported.\17\ The 
aggregate total bank charge for the randomly selected sales was lower 
than the reported total.\18\ However, in examining the individual sales 
selected by Al Jazeera, we noted that half of the randomly selected 
sales had bank charges which did not match the reported percentages in 
the section C database.\19\ Furthermore, for another sale, we found 
that some of the bank charges were mis-classified into a separate 
account.\20\ Finally, one of the sales traces that we examined did not 
have any bank charges associated with the sale.\21\ The other sales 
traces showed a similar lack of pattern for the reported sales.\22\
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    \16\ Id.
    \17\ Id.
    \18\ Id.
    \19\ Id.
    \20\ Id.
    \21\ Id. at 30-34 and Verification Exhibits 28, 38-46.
    \22\ Id. at 32 and VE-39.
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    Section 776(a) of the Act provides that the Department shall apply 
``facts otherwise available'' if (1) necessary information is not on 
the record or (2) an interested party or any other person (A) withholds 
information that has been requested; (B) fails to provide information 
within the deadlines established, or in the form and manner requested 
by the Department, subject to subsections (c)(1) and (e) of section 782 
of the Act; (C) significantly impedes a proceeding; or (D) provides 
information that cannot be verified as provided by section 782(i) of 
the Act.
    Section 776(b) of the Act provides further that the Department may 
use an adverse inference in applying the facts otherwise available when 
a party has failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its 
ability to comply with a request for information. Such an adverse 
inference may include reliance upon information derived from the 
petition or other information placed on the record.\23\ The SAA 
explains that the Department may employ an adverse inference about the 
missing information ``to ensure that the party does not obtain a more 
favorable result by failing to cooperate than if it had cooperated 
fully.'' \24\ Importantly, ``affirmative evidence of bad faith on the 
part of a respondent is not required before the Department may make an 
adverse inference.'' \25\
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    \23\ Statement of Administrative Action Accompanying the Uruguay 
Round Agreements Act, H.R. Rep. 103-316, Vol. 1, 103d Cong. (1994) 
(SAA) at 870.
    \24\ Id.
    \25\ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties; Final Rule, 
62 FR 27296, 27340 (May 19, 1997); see also Nippon Steel Corp. v. 
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    We find that that the application of facts available is appropriate 
under section 776(a)(2)(D) of the Act because Al Jazeera failed 
properly to report certain bank expenses related to U.S. sales and, 
instead, provided information that, upon examination at verification, 
was irreconcilable with Al Jazeera's original reported methodology. 
Further, we find that the application of AFA is appropriate under 
section 776(b) of the Act because Al Jazeera failed to cooperate by not 
acting to the best of its ability in responding to the Department's 
request for verifiable information. As adverse facts available, the 
Department has applied the highest bank charge percentage that we 
examined and reconciled at verification,\26\ based on the percentage of 
the sales value, to all of Al Jazeera's U.S. sales.
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    \26\ See Sales Verification Report, VE-1, at 3.
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    Finally, because we are relying on Al Jazeera's own information 
obtained during the course of this investigation, there is no need to 
corroborate this data pursuant to section 776(c) of the Act.

Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at 
verifications, we have made certain changes to the margin calculations 
for Al Jazeera. For a discussion of these changes, see Memorandum to 
the file, through Angelica Mendoza, Program Manager, from Ericka Ukrow 
and John Drury, International Trade Analysts, entitled ``Analysis of 
Data Submitted by Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG in the Final 
Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Circular Welded 
Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Sultanate of Oman'' dated October 
15, 2012 (Final Analysis Memorandum); see also Memorandum to Neal M. 
Halper, Director, Office of Accounting, through Michael P. Martin, Lead 
Accountant, from Laurens van Houten, Senior Accountant, entitled, 
``Cost of Production and Constructed Value Calculation Adjustments for 
the Final Determination--Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG,'' dated 
October 15, 2012.
    In preparing for this final determination, the Department 
determined that the Arm's Length Test in the SAS program was improperly 
dropping certain sales from the comparison market database. We 
corrected this error for the final determination. See Final Analysis 
Memorandum at 8.

Final Determination

    The Department determines that the following dumping margins exist 
for the period October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011:

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                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
                   Manufacturer/Exporter                        margin
                                                              (percent)
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Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG.........................         5.81
All Others.................................................         5.81
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation 
of all entries of circular welded pipe from Oman which were entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 1, 2012, the 
date of publication of the Preliminary Determination. We will instruct 
CBP to require a cash deposit or the posting of a bond equal to the 
following weighted-average margins, as indicated above: (1) The rate 
for Al Jazeera will be the rate we have

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determined in this final determination; (2) if the exporter is not a 
firm identified in this investigation but the producer is, the rate 
will be the rate established for the producer of the subject 
merchandise; (3) the rate for all other producers or exporters will be 
5.81 percent, as discussed in the ``All Others Rate'' section, below. 
These suspension-of-liquidation instructions will remain in effect 
until further notice.

All Others Rate

    Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated all 
others rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters 
and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de 
minimis margins and any margins determined entirely under section 776 
of the Act. Al Jazeera is the only respondent in this investigation for 
which we calculated a company-specific rate that is not zero or de 
minimis. Therefore, for purposes of determining the ``all others'' rate 
and pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, we are using the 
dumping margin calculated for Al Jazeera, 5.81 percent, for the ``all 
others'' rate, as referenced above.

Disclosure

    We intend to disclose to parties in this proceeding the 
calculations performed within five days of the date of publication of 
this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we have notified the 
International Trade Commission (ITC) of our final determination. As our 
final determination is affirmative, in accordance with section 
735(b)(2) of the Act the ITC will determine within 45 days whether the 
domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or 
threatened with material injury, by reason of imports or sales (or the 
likelihood of sales) for importation of the subject merchandise. If the 
ITC determines that such injury does exist, the Department will issue 
an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further 
instruction by the Department, antidumping duties on all imports of the 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of 
liquidation.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CPR 351.305. Timely notification of the 
destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order 
is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the 
terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
735(d) and 777(i)(l) of the Act.

    Dated: October 15, 2012.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix I

Issues and Decision Memorandum

Comment 1: Date of Sale
Comment 2: Targeted Dumping
Comment 3: Hot-Rolled Steel Coil Cost and Yield Ratio
Comment 4: Model Matching Hierarchy
Comment 5: Double-Counting of Certain Export Charges

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