Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Determination, 77420-77421 [2013-30563]

Download as PDF 77420 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–817] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Determination Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to producers and exporters of certain oil tubular goods (OCTG) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). The period of investigation is January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective December 23, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Meek, Joseph Shuler, or Shane Subler, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2778, (202) 482–1293 and (202) 482–0189, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty (CVD) Determination With Final Antidumping Duty (AD) Determination tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES On the same day the Department initiated this CVD investigation, the Department also initiated AD investigations of OCTG from Turkey and several other countries.1 The CVD investigation and the AD investigations cover the same merchandise. On December 16, 2013, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), alignment of the final CVD determination with the final AD determination of OCTG from Turkey was requested by the petitioner.2 Therefore, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 1 Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from India, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 45505 (July 29, 2013). 2 Maverick Tube Corporation, United States Steel Corporation, Boomerang Tube, Energex Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, Northwest Pipe Company, Tejas Tubular Products, TMK IPSCO, Vallourec Star, L.P., and Welded Tube USA Inc. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 351.210(b)(4), we are aligning the final CVD determination with the final AD determination. Consequently, the final CVD determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than April 29, 2014, unless postponed. Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by the investigation is certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG), which are hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope of the investigation also covers OCTG coupling stock. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix 1 to this notice. Methodology The Department is conducting this CVD investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic 3 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance regarding ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Republic of Turkey,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. We have calculated de minimis CVD rates for each individually investigated producer/exporter of subject merchandise. Consistent with section 703(b)(4)(A) of the Act, we have disregarded these rates and preliminarily determine that no countervailable subsidies are being provided to the production or exportation of the subject merchandise in Turkey. The ‘‘all others’’ rate is also de minimis. Consequently, consistent with section 703(b)(4)(A) of the Act, we similarly have disregarded this rate. Preliminary Determination and Suspension of Liquidation We preliminarily determine the countervailable subsidy rates to be: Company Subsidy rate Borusan Istikbal Ticaret and Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi. Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S, Toscelik Profil ve Sac ¸ Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali Elektrik Enerjisi Toptan Satis Ith. Ihr. A.S., nd Tosyali Holding A.S. All Others ............................. 0.37 percent (de minimis). 0.88 percent (de minimis). 0.63 percent (de minimis). Because we have preliminarily determined that the CVD rates in this investigation are de minimis, we will not direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of entries of OCTG from Turkey. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five days of its public announcement.4 Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs. For a schedule of the deadlines for filing case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and hearing requests, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: December 16, 2013. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix 1 Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by the investigation is certain oil country tubular goods (‘‘OCTG’’), which are hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including 4 See E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.224(b). 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (‘‘API’’) or non-API specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope of the investigation also covers OCTG coupling stock. Excluded from the scope of the investigation are: casing or tubing containing 10.5 percent or more by weight of chromium; drill pipe; unattached couplings; and unattached thread protectors. The merchandise subject to the investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.31.10, 7304.29.31.20, 7304.29.31.30, 7304.29.31.40, 7304.29.31.50, 7304.29.31.60, 7304.29.31.80, 7304.29.41.10, 7304.29.41.20, 7304.29.41.30, 7304.29.41.40, 7304.29.41.50, 7304.29.41.60, 7304.29.41.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.61.15, 7304.29.61.30, 7304.29.61.45, 7304.29.61.60, 7304.29.61.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.29.10.30, 7306.29.10.90, 7306.29.20.00, 7306.29.31.00, 7306.29.41.00, 7306.29.60.10, 7306.29.60.50, 7306.29.81.10, and 7306.29.81.50. The merchandise subject to the investigation may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 7304.39.00.44, 7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 7304.39.00.62, 7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.39.00.76, 7304.39.00.80, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, 7304.59.80.25, 7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, 7304.59.80.45, 7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 7304.59.80.65, 7304.59.80.70, 7304.59.80.80, 7305.31.40.00, 7305.31.60.90, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.90, 7306.50.50.50, and 7306.50.50.70. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. International Trade Administration determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than April 29, 2014, unless postponed. [C–533–858] Scope of the Investigation Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From India: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Determination The merchandise covered by the investigation is certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG), which are hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope of the investigation also covers OCTG coupling stock. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix to this notice. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain oil tubular goods (OCTG) from India. The period of investigation is January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. DATES: Effective December 23, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrna Lobo, Elfi Blum-Page, or Lingjun Wang, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2371, (202) 482–0197, and (202) 482–2316, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Alignment of Final CVD Determination With Final AD Determination On the same day the Department initiated this CVD investigation, the Department also initiated AD investigations of OCTG from India and several other countries.1 The CVD investigation and the AD investigations cover the same merchandise. On December 16, 2013, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), alignment of the final CVD determination with the final AD determination of OCTG from India was requested by the petitioner.2 Therefore, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), we are aligning the final CVD determination with the final AD determination. Consequently, the final CVD determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD [FR Doc. 2013–30563 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] 1 Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from India, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 45505 (July 29, 2013). 2 Maverick Tube Corporation, United States Steel Corporation, Boomerang Tube, Energex Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, Northwest Pipe Company, Tejas Tubular Products, TMK IPSCO, Vallourec Star, L.P., and Welded Tube USA Inc. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 77421 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Methodology The Department is conducting this countervailing duty (CVD) investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act.3 For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.4 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 3 As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013. See Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government’’ (October 18, 2013). Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 days. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with the Department’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. 4 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance regarding ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from India,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-817]


Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Turkey: 
Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of 
Final Determination With Final Antidumping Determination

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily 
determines that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to 
producers and exporters of certain oil tubular goods (OCTG) from the 
Republic of Turkey (Turkey). The period of investigation is January 1, 
2012, through December 31, 2012. Interested parties are invited to 
comment on this preliminary determination.

DATES: Effective December 23, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Meek, Joseph Shuler, or Shane 
Subler, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
2778, (202) 482-1293 and (202) 482-0189, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty (CVD) Determination With Final 
Antidumping Duty (AD) Determination

    On the same day the Department initiated this CVD investigation, 
the Department also initiated AD investigations of OCTG from Turkey and 
several other countries.\1\ The CVD investigation and the AD 
investigations cover the same merchandise. On December 16, 2013, in 
accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(Act), alignment of the final CVD determination with the final AD 
determination of OCTG from Turkey was requested by the petitioner.\2\ 
Therefore, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(4), we are aligning the final CVD determination with the 
final AD determination. Consequently, the final CVD determination will 
be issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is 
currently scheduled to be issued no later than April 29, 2014, unless 
postponed.
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    \1\ Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from India, the Republic 
of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, 
Thailand, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, and the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 
78 FR 45505 (July 29, 2013).
    \2\ Maverick Tube Corporation, United States Steel Corporation, 
Boomerang Tube, Energex Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, 
Northwest Pipe Company, Tejas Tubular Products, TMK IPSCO, Vallourec 
Star, L.P., and Welded Tube USA Inc.
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Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by the investigation is certain oil country 
tubular goods (OCTG), which are hollow steel products of circular 
cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other 
than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or 
welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, 
threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or not conforming to 
American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API specifications, whether 
finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished 
(including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or 
not thread protectors are attached. The scope of the investigation also 
covers OCTG coupling stock. For a complete description of the scope of 
the investigation, see Appendix 1 to this notice.

Methodology

    The Department is conducting this CVD investigation in accordance 
with section 701 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\3\ The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document 
and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at 
http://iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the 
Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic 
versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.
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    \3\ See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance regarding ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain 
Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Republic of Turkey,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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    We have calculated de minimis CVD rates for each individually 
investigated producer/exporter of subject merchandise. Consistent with 
section 703(b)(4)(A) of the Act, we have disregarded these rates and 
preliminarily determine that no countervailable subsidies are being 
provided to the production or exportation of the subject merchandise in 
Turkey. The ``all others'' rate is also de minimis. Consequently, 
consistent with section 703(b)(4)(A) of the Act, we similarly have 
disregarded this rate.

Preliminary Determination and Suspension of Liquidation

    We preliminarily determine the countervailable subsidy rates to be:

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                 Company                           Subsidy rate
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Borusan Istikbal Ticaret and Borusan      0.37 percent (de minimis).
 Mannesmann Boru Sanayi.
Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S, Tos[ccedil]elik  0.88 percent (de minimis).
 Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali
 Elektrik Enerjisi Toptan Satis Ith.
 Ihr. A.S., nd Tosyali Holding A.S.
All Others..............................  0.63 percent (de minimis).
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    Because we have preliminarily determined that the CVD rates in this 
investigation are de minimis, we will not direct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection to suspend liquidation of entries of OCTG from 
Turkey.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the 
calculations performed in connection with this preliminary 
determination within five days of its public announcement.\4\ 
Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs. For a schedule 
of the deadlines for filing case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and hearing 
requests, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
703(f) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: December 16, 2013.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix 1

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by the investigation is certain oil 
country tubular goods (``OCTG''), which are hollow steel products of 
circular cross-section, including

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oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel 
(both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of 
end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded 
and coupled) whether or not conforming to American Petroleum 
Institute (``API'') or non-API specifications, whether finished 
(including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including 
green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not 
thread protectors are attached. The scope of the investigation also 
covers OCTG coupling stock.
    Excluded from the scope of the investigation are: casing or 
tubing containing 10.5 percent or more by weight of chromium; drill 
pipe; unattached couplings; and unattached thread protectors.
    The merchandise subject to the investigation is currently 
classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) under item numbers: 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 
7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 
7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 
7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 
7304.29.31.10, 7304.29.31.20, 7304.29.31.30, 7304.29.31.40, 
7304.29.31.50, 7304.29.31.60, 7304.29.31.80, 7304.29.41.10, 
7304.29.41.20, 7304.29.41.30, 7304.29.41.40, 7304.29.41.50, 
7304.29.41.60, 7304.29.41.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 
7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.61.15, 
7304.29.61.30, 7304.29.61.45, 7304.29.61.60, 7304.29.61.75, 
7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 
7306.29.10.30, 7306.29.10.90, 7306.29.20.00, 7306.29.31.00, 
7306.29.41.00, 7306.29.60.10, 7306.29.60.50, 7306.29.81.10, and 
7306.29.81.50.
    The merchandise subject to the investigation may also enter 
under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7304.39.00.24, 
7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 
7304.39.00.44, 7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 
7304.39.00.62, 7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.39.00.76, 
7304.39.00.80, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, 
7304.59.80.25, 7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, 
7304.59.80.45, 7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 
7304.59.80.65, 7304.59.80.70, 7304.59.80.80, 7305.31.40.00, 
7305.31.60.90, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.90, 7306.50.50.50, and 
7306.50.50.70.
    The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the 
investigation is dispositive.

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