Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair Value, 13620-13622 [2014-05251]

Download as PDF 13620 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 11, 2014 / Notices requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, filed electronically using IA ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety in IA ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.7 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary determination of this review. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, we will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to suspend liquidation of all entries of ferrosilicon from Venezuela, as described in the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ section, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(d), the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit 8 equal to the preliminary weighted-average amount by which normal value exceeds U.S. price, as indicated in the chart above. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by Petitioner. 19 7 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). 8 See VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Mar 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that requests by respondents for postponement of a final determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to not more than six months. On January 14, 2014, FerroVen requested that, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination in this investigation, the Department postpone its final determination by 60 days (135 days after publication of the preliminary determination), and agreed to extend the application of the provisional measures prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a six-month period.9 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because (1) our preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting producer/ exporter accounts for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final determination until no later than 135 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. We are also extending the application of the provisional measures prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) from a four-month period to a six-month period. U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of our preliminary affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the preliminary determination in this proceeding is affirmative, section 735(b)(2) of the Act requires that the ITC make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of ferrosilicon from Venezuela before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after our final determination. Because we are postponing the deadline for our final determination to 135 days from the date of the publication of this preliminary determination, as discussed above, the ITC will make its final determination no later than 45 days after our final determination. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. 9 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from FerroVen ‘‘Request for Extension of Final Determination’’ January 14, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 4, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Background 2. Scope of the Investigation 3. Scope Comments 4. Respondent Selection 6. Affiliation Determinations 7. Determination of the Comparison Method A. Differential Pricing Analysis B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis 8. Discussion of Methodology A. Fair Value Comparisons B. Product Comparisons C. Date of Sale D. Constructed Export Price (‘‘CEP’’) E. Sales to Canada 9. Normal Value A. Home Market Viability B. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm’sLength Test C. Level of Trade H. Cost of Production 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Prices 3. Results of COP Test I. Calculation of Normal Value based on Comparison Market Prices 10. Currency Conversion 11. Verification 12. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2014–05250 Filed 3–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–820] Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) preliminarily determines that ferrosilicon from the Russian Federation (‘‘Russia’’) is not being, nor is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). The period of investigation is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested Parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. The final determination SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 11, 2014 / Notices will be issued not later than 75 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. DATES: Effective Date: March 11, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6905. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 8, 2013, the Department initiated the antidumping duty investigation on ferrosilicon from Russia.1 Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is all forms and sizes of ferrosilicon, regardless of grade, including ferrosilicon briquettes. Ferrosilicon is a ferroalloy containing by weight four percent or more iron, more than eight percent but not more than 96 percent silicon, three percent or less phosphorus, 30 percent or less manganese, less than three percent magnesium, and 10 percent or less any other element. The merchandise covered also includes product described as slag, if the product meets these specifications. Ferrosilicon is currently classified under U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 7202.21.1000, 7202.21.5000, 7202.21.7500, 7202.21.9000, 7202.29.0010, and 7202.29.0050. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tolling of Deadlines for Preliminary Determination As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013.2 Therefore, all deadlines in this investigation have been extended by 16 days. If the new deadline falls on a nonbusiness day, in accordance with the Department’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day.3 The 1 See Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 49471 (August 14, 2013). 2 See ‘‘Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’’ dated October 18, 2013. 3 See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Mar 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 tolled deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation was January 13, 2014. Postponement of the Preliminary Determination Based on a timely request from Petitioners,4 on December 23, 2013, the Department postponed the deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days to March 4, 2014, pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e).5 Methodology The Department conducted this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. Constructed export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value has been calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Department’s Central Records Unit, located at room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 4 Petitioners include the following: Globe Specialty Metals, Inc.; CC Metals and Alloys, LLC; the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union; and the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. 5 See Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 77423 (December 23, 2013). 6 See ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Ferrosilicon from the Russian Federation (‘Russia’),’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with this determination and hereby adopted by this notice (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13621 Preliminary Determination The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist: Producer or exporter RFA International LP 7 .. Weighted-average margin (percent) 0.00 Consistent with section 733(d)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department has not calculated a weighted-average dumping margin for all other producers or exporters because it has not made an affirmative preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value. Suspension of Liquidation Because this preliminary determination is negative, we are not directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of entries of ferrosilicon from Russia. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department will disclose the calculations performed to parties in this investigation within five days of the date of publication of this notice, consistent with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary determination of this investigation. Case briefs may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in this proceeding.8 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.9 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety in IA ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard 7 We preliminarily determine that RFA International LP, Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Integrated Plant Joint Stock Company, and JSC Kuznetskie Ferrosplavy comprise a single entity. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Therefore, the weighted-average margin applies to the single entity comprised of these three companies. 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(c). 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 13622 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 11, 2014 / Notices Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.10 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department will inform parties of the scheduled time and date for the hearing, which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of our preliminary negative determination of sales at LTFV. If our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after our final determination whether these imports are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 4, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 1. Background 2. Scope of the Investigation 3. Scope Comments 4. Respondent Selection 5. Voluntary Respondent Selection 6. Affiliation and Single Entity Determination 7. Determination of Comparison Method a. Differential Pricing Analysis b. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis 8. Discussion of Methodology a. Fair Value Comparisons b. Product Comparisons c. Date of Sale d. Constructed Export Price 9. Normal Value a. Comparison Market Viability b. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm’s Length Test c. Level of Trade d. Cost of Production e. Calculation of COP f. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices g. Results of COP Test h. Calculation of Normal Value based on Comparison Market Prices 10. Currency Conversion 10 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Mar 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 11. 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The NIST Intersection of Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop will bring together leaders and innovators from industry, academia and government in an interactive format that combines keynote presentations, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, and open discussion. The forum and workshop are open to the general public. NIST invites organizations to display posters and participate as exhibitors as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. DATES: The Intersection of Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop will be held 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, March 25, 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. e.t. on Wednesday, March 26, and 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. e.t. on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. e.t. on Monday, March 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: To register, go to: http:// www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/intersection-ofcloud-and-mobility.cfm. 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The series of workshops was organized in response to the request of the U.S. Chief Information Officer that NIST lead federal efforts on standards for data portability, cloud interoperability, and security.1 The workshops’ goals are to engage with industry to accelerate the development of cloud standards for interoperability, portability, and security, discuss the Federal Government’s experience with cloud computing, report on the status of the NIST Cloud Computing efforts, launch and report progress on the NIST-led initiative to collaboratively develop a U.S. Government (USG) Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap among multiple federal and industrial stakeholders, and to advance the dialogue among all of these stakeholders. This workshop in the series has been expanded to focus on the emerging trend of Mobility in the context of its convergence with and complementary relationship to Cloud Computing. On the first day, the workshop presenters will focus on the future of Cloud Computing, Mobility and where the two intersect, in addition to providing a status update on NIST efforts to develop or support development of security, interoperability and portability open standards, cloud service metrics and service level agreement guidance. On the second day, the workshop will focus on current Cloud Computing and Mobility challenges and how these challenges could be alleviated or exacerbated at the intersection of Cloud and Mobility. On the third day, the workshop will focus on the path forward to achieve full integration and harmonization of Cloud Computing and Mobility and to explore possibilities for harmonizing the two in ways that unleash their complementing power and augment their inter-correlation to promote progress and prosperity. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Feb. 8, 2011. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-821-820]


Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation: Preliminary 
Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair Value

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily 
determines that ferrosilicon from the Russian Federation (``Russia'') 
is not being, nor is likely to be, sold in the United States at less 
than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation is 
July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The estimated weighted-average 
dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Preliminary 
Determination'' section of this notice. Interested Parties are invited 
to comment on this preliminary determination. The final determination

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will be issued not later than 75 days after publication of this 
preliminary determination in the Federal Register.

DATES: Effective Date: March 11, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
6905.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 8, 2013, the Department initiated 
the antidumping duty investigation on ferrosilicon from Russia.\1\
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    \1\ See Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: 
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 49471 (August 
14, 2013).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is all forms and 
sizes of ferrosilicon, regardless of grade, including ferrosilicon 
briquettes. Ferrosilicon is a ferroalloy containing by weight four 
percent or more iron, more than eight percent but not more than 96 
percent silicon, three percent or less phosphorus, 30 percent or less 
manganese, less than three percent magnesium, and 10 percent or less 
any other element. The merchandise covered also includes product 
described as slag, if the product meets these specifications.
    Ferrosilicon is currently classified under U.S. Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule (``HTSUS'') subheadings 7202.21.1000, 7202.21.5000, 
7202.21.7500, 7202.21.9000, 7202.29.0010, and 7202.29.0050. Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.

Tolling of Deadlines for Preliminary Determination

    As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, the Department exercised its discretion to 
toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal 
Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013.\2\ Therefore, all 
deadlines in this investigation 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.\3\ The tolled deadline for the preliminary determination of this 
investigation was January 13, 2014.
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    \2\ See ``Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, `Deadlines Affected by the 
Shutdown of the Federal Government,''' dated October 18, 2013.
    \3\ See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next Business 
Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to 
the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).
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Postponement of the Preliminary Determination

    Based on a timely request from Petitioners,\4\ on December 23, 
2013, the Department postponed the deadline for the preliminary 
determination by 50 days to March 4, 2014, pursuant to section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e).\5\
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    \4\ Petitioners include the following: Globe Specialty Metals, 
Inc.; CC Metals and Alloys, LLC; the United Steel, Paper and 
Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and 
Service Workers International Union; and the International Union, 
United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of 
America.
    \5\ See Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty 
Investigations, 78 FR 77423 (December 23, 2013).
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. Constructed export prices have been calculated 
in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value has been 
calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\6\ The Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the 
public via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (``IA ACCESS''). IA ACCESS 
is available to registered users at https://iaaccess.trade.gov, and is 
available to all parties in the Department's Central Records Unit, 
located at room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can 
be found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the 
electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.
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    \6\ See ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Determination of 
the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Ferrosilicon from the Russian 
Federation (`Russia'),'' from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, to Paul Piquado, Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, dated concurrently with 
this determination and hereby adopted by this notice (``Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum'').
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Preliminary Determination

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist:

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                Producer or exporter                   margin  (percent)
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RFA International LP \7\............................                0.00
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    Consistent with section 733(d)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department has 
not calculated a weighted-average dumping margin for all other 
producers or exporters because it has not made an affirmative 
preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value.

Suspension of Liquidation

    Because this preliminary determination is negative, we are not 
directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of 
entries of ferrosilicon from Russia.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department will disclose the calculations performed to parties 
in this investigation within five days of the date of publication of 
this notice, consistent with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary 
determination of this investigation. Case briefs may be submitted to 
the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than 
seven days after the date on which the final verification report is 
issued in this proceeding.\8\ Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised 
in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the 
deadline date for case briefs.\9\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 
(d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this 
proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement 
of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.
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    \7\ We preliminarily determine that RFA International LP, 
Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Integrated Plant Joint Stock 
Company, and JSC Kuznetskie Ferrosplavy comprise a single entity. 
See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Therefore, the weighted-average 
margin applies to the single entity comprised of these three 
companies.
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce. An electronically filed 
document must be received successfully in its entirety in IA ACCESS by 
5 p.m. Eastern Standard

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Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\10\ 
Requests should contain the party's name, address, and telephone 
number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be 
discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department will 
inform parties of the scheduled time and date for the hearing, which 
will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Parties should confirm 
by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days 
before the scheduled date.
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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U.S. International Trade Commission (``ITC'') Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
ITC of our preliminary negative determination of sales at LTFV. If our 
final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the 
later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 
45 days after our final determination whether these imports are 
materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry.
    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: March 4, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
1. Background
2. Scope of the Investigation
3. Scope Comments
4. Respondent Selection
5. Voluntary Respondent Selection
6. Affiliation and Single Entity Determination
7. Determination of Comparison Method
a. Differential Pricing Analysis
b. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
8. Discussion of Methodology
    a. Fair Value Comparisons
    b. Product Comparisons
    c. Date of Sale
    d. Constructed Export Price
9. Normal Value
    a. Comparison Market Viability
    b. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm's Length Test
    c. Level of Trade
    d. Cost of Production
    e. Calculation of COP
    f. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices
    g. Results of COP Test
    h. Calculation of Normal Value based on Comparison Market Prices
10. Currency Conversion
11. Verification


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