Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 26939-26941 [2014-10748]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 91 / Monday, May 12, 2014 / Notices 7. Discussion of the Methodology 8. Non-Market Economy Country Status 9. Separate Rates Determination 10. The PRC-Wide Entity A. Use of Facts Available and Adverse Facts Available B. Application of Total Adverse Facts Available to the PRC-Wide Entity C. Selection of an Adverse-Facts-Available Rate D. Corroboration of Secondary Information 11. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2014–10745 Filed 5–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–871] Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) from the Republic of Korea is being, or 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 (POI) 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. AGENCY: Effective Date: May 12, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6312 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The Department initiated this investigation on October 24, 2013.1 For 1 See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People’s Republic of China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Poland, and the Russian Federation: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 65283 (October 31, 2013) (Initiation Notice). AK Steel Corporation, Allegheny Ludlum, LLC, and the United Steelworkers VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 May 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice.2 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 version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. 26939 the Department’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day.4 On February 10, 2014, the petitioners made a timely request for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determinations for this and the other concurrent GOES LTFV investigations, pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e). On February 20, 2014, we postponed the preliminary determinations by 50 days.5 As a result of the postponement and aforementioned tolling, the revised deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation is now May 2, 2014. Methodology Scope of the Investigation The scope of the investigation covers grain-oriented electrical steel, which is a flat-rolled alloy steel product containing by weight specific levels of silicon, carbon, and aluminum. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I to this notice. Various parties submitted comments on the scope. For discussion of these comments, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Department conducted this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. Export price (EP) is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value (NV) is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of the topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included in Appendix II to this notice. Preliminary Determination Tolling and Postponement of Deadline 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 partial closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013. Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 days.3 If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with (collectively, the petitioners) filed the underlying petitions. Id., at 65283. 2 See memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Gary Taverman, Senior Advisor for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled: ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from the Republic of Korea’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 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. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The preliminary estimated weightedaverage dumping margins are as follows: Producer or exporter POSCO ..................................... All Others .................................. Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 5.34 5.34 Disclosure We will disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we intend to verify information relied upon in making our final determination. 4 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). 5 See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Poland, and the Russian Federation: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Antidumping Duty Investigations, 79 FR 11082 (February 27, 2014). E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 26940 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 91 / Monday, May 12, 2014 / Notices Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary determination. Interested parties may submit case briefs to the Department no later 30 days after the date of publication of the preliminary determination.6 Rebuttal briefs, the content of which is limited to the issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days from the deadline date for the submission of case briefs.7 A list of authorities used, a table of contents, and an executive summary of issues should accompany any briefs submitted to the Department.8 Executive summaries should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes. Interested parties who wish to comment on the preliminary determination must file briefs electronically using IA ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by IA ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the date the document is due. In accordance with section 774 of the Act, the Department will hold a hearing, if timely requested, to afford interested parties an opportunity to comment on arguments raised in case or rebuttal briefs, provided that such a hearing is requested by an interested party.9 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, filed electronically using IA ACCESS, as noted above, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.10 Requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed.11 If a request for a hearing is made, we will inform parties of the scheduled date and time of the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.12 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. 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 6 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(i). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1) and 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2). 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2). 9 See also 19 CFR 351.310. 10 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 11 Id. 12 See 19 CFR 351.310. 7 See VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 May 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 liquidation of all entries of GOES from the Republic of Korea 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 13 equal to the preliminary weighted-average amount by which NV exceeds U.S. price, as indicated in the chart above, as follows: (1) The rate for POSCO will be the estimated weighted-average dumping margin we determine in this preliminary determination; (2) if the exporter is not a firm identified in this investigation, but the producer is, then 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 5.34 percent. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. Postponement of Final Determination 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 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 a period not more than six months in duration. Respondent POSCO requested that, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination in this investigation, the Department postpone its final determination by 60 days (i.e., to 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 period not to exceed six months.14 In accordance with 13 See 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). 14 See letter from POSCO entitled, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from the Republic of Korea: Postponement Request of Final Determination,’’ dated February 5, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 or 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 and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will issue our final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the Act.15 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 GOES from the Republic of Korea no later than 45 days after our final determination. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: May 2, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I—Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation covers grain-oriented silicon electrical steel (GOES). GOES is a flat-rolled alloy steel product containing by weight at least 0.6 percent but not more than 6 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other element in an amount that would give the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, in coils or in straight lengths. The GOES that is subject to this investigation is currently classifiable under subheadings 7225.11.0000, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9030, and 7226.11.9060 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Excluded are flat-rolled products not in coils that, prior to importation into the United 15 See E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2) and (e). 12MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 91 / Monday, May 12, 2014 / Notices States, have been cut to a shape and undergone all punching, coating, or other operations necessary for classification in Chapter 85 of the HTSUS as a transformer part (i.e., laminations). Appendix II—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Period of Investigation 4. Scope of the Investigation 5. Scope Comments 6. Product Comparisons 7. Respondent Selection 8. Discussion of Methodology A. Determination of the Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis C. Date of Sale D. Export Price E. Normal Value 9. Currency Conversion 10. Conclusion 482–1131 (Japan); Alan Ray at (202) 482–5403 (Poland); or Elizabeth Eastwood at (202) 482–3874 (Russia); AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department initiated these investigations on October 24, 2013.1 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of these investigations, see the country-specific memoranda that are dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (collectively, Preliminary Decision Memoranda).2 The Preliminary Decision Memoranda are public documents and are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System [FR Doc. 2014–10748 Filed 5–9–14; 8:45 am] (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P registered users at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE room 7046 of the main Department of International Trade Administration Commerce building. In addition, complete versions of the Preliminary [A–428–842, A–588–871, A–455–804, A–821– Decision Memoranda can be accessed 821] directly on the Internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From Preliminary Decision Memoranda and Germany, Japan, Poland, and the the electronic versions of the Russian Federation: Preliminary Preliminary Decision Memoranda are Determinations of Sales at Less Than identical in content. Fair Value, Certain Affirmative Preliminary Determinations of Critical Scope of the Investigations Circumstances, and Postponement of The scope of the investigations covers Russian Final Determination GOES, which is a flat-rolled alloy steel AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, product containing by weight specific International Trade Administration, levels of silicon, carbon, and aluminum. Department of Commerce. 1 See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from the SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce People’s Republic of China, the Czech Republic, (the Department) preliminarily Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Poland, and determines that grain-oriented electrical the Russian Federation: Initiation of Antidumping steel (GOES) from Germany, Japan, Duty Investigations, 78 FR 65283 (Oct. 31, 2013) (Initiation Notice). AK Steel Corporation, Allegheny Poland, and the Russian Federation Ludlum, LLC, and the United Steelworkers (Russia) is being, or is likely to be, sold (collectively, the petitioners) filed the underlying in the United States at less than fair petitions. Id., at 65283. 2 See memoranda to Paul Piquado, Assistant value (LTFV), as provided in section Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for amended (the Act). The period of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations investigation (POI) is July 1, 2012, entitled: ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the through June 30, 2013. The estimated Preliminary Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel dumping margins of sales at LTFV are from Germany’’; ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the listed in the ‘‘Preliminary Preliminary Determination of the Antidumping Determinations’’ section of this notice. Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel Interested parties are invited to from Japan’’; ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of the Antidumping comment on these preliminary Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel determinations. Effective Date: May 12, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Banea at (202) 482–0656 (Germany); Steve Bezirganian at (202) DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 May 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 from Poland’’ (Poland Preliminary Decision Memorandum); and ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from the Russian Federation’’ (Russia Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26941 For a complete description of the scope of the investigations, see Appendix I to this notice. Various parties submitted comments on the scope. For discussion of these comments, see the Preliminary Decision Memoranda. Tolling and Postponement of Deadline for Preliminary Determinations 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 partial closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013. Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of these proceedings have been extended by 16 days.3 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 On February 10, 2014, the petitioners made a timely request for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determinations for these and the other concurrent GOES antidumping duty investigations, pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e).5 On February 20, 2014, we postponed the preliminary determinations by 50 days.6 As a result of the postponement and aforementioned tolling, the revised deadline for the preliminary determinations of these investigations is now May 2, 2014. Methodology The Department conducted these investigations in accordance with section 731 of the Act. The selected mandatory respondents in the Germany, Japan, and Poland investigations failed to respond to the Department’s questionnaire or otherwise participate in those proceedings. Further, in the 3 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. 4 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). 5 See Letter from the petitioners entitled, ‘‘Antidumping Investigations of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel (‘‘GOES’’) from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Poland, and Russia: Petitioners’ Request for Extension of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated February 10, 2014. 6 See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Poland, and the Russian Federation: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Antidumping Duty Investigations, 79 FR 11082 (February 27, 2014). 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 91 (Monday, May 12, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-871]


Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From the Republic of Korea: 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Postponement of Final Determination

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily 
determines that grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) from the 
Republic of Korea is being, or 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 (POI) 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.

DATES: Effective Date: May 12, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner or Robert James, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
6312 or (202) 482-0649, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department initiated this investigation on October 24, 2013.\1\ 
For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation 
of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum dated 
concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice.\2\ 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 version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \1\ See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People's 
Republic of China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, the Republic 
of Korea, Poland, and the Russian Federation: Initiation of 
Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 65283 (October 31, 2013) 
(Initiation Notice). AK Steel Corporation, Allegheny Ludlum, LLC, 
and the United Steelworkers (collectively, the petitioners) filed 
the underlying petitions. Id., at 65283.
    \2\ See memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, from Gary Taverman, Senior Advisor for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled: ``Decision 
Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of the Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from the Republic 
of Korea'' (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of the investigation covers grain-oriented electrical 
steel, which is a flat-rolled alloy steel product containing by weight 
specific levels of silicon, carbon, and aluminum. For a complete 
description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I to this 
notice.
    Various parties submitted comments on the scope. For discussion of 
these comments, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Tolling and Postponement of Deadline 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 partial closure of the Federal 
Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013. Therefore, all 
deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 
days.\3\ 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\
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    \3\ 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.
    \4\ 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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    On February 10, 2014, the petitioners made a timely request for a 
50-day postponement of the preliminary determinations for this and the 
other concurrent GOES LTFV investigations, pursuant to section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e). On February 20, 2014, we 
postponed the preliminary determinations by 50 days.\5\ As a result of 
the postponement and aforementioned tolling, the revised deadline for 
the preliminary determination of this investigation is now May 2, 2014.
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    \5\ See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People's 
Republic of China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, the Republic 
of Korea, Poland, and the Russian Federation: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determinations in the Antidumping Duty Investigations, 
79 FR 11082 (February 27, 2014).
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. Export price (EP) is calculated in accordance 
with section 772 of the Act. Normal value (NV) is calculated in 
accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the 
methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum. A list of the topics included in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is included in Appendix II to this notice.

Preliminary Determination

    The preliminary estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as 
follows:

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                                                              weighted-
                                                               average
                    Producer or exporter                       dumping
                                                                margin
                                                              (percent)
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POSCO......................................................         5.34
All Others.................................................         5.34
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Disclosure

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

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we intend to verify 
information relied upon in making our final determination.

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Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary 
determination. Interested parties may submit case briefs to the 
Department no later 30 days after the date of publication of the 
preliminary determination.\6\ Rebuttal briefs, the content of which is 
limited to the issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within 
five days from the deadline date for the submission of case briefs.\7\ 
A list of authorities used, a table of contents, and an executive 
summary of issues should accompany any briefs submitted to the 
Department.\8\ Executive summaries should be limited to five pages 
total, including footnotes. Interested parties who wish to comment on 
the preliminary determination must file briefs electronically using IA 
ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully 
in its entirety by IA ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the 
date the document is due.
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(i).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1) and 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2).
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    In accordance with section 774 of the Act, the Department will hold 
a hearing, if timely requested, to afford interested parties an 
opportunity to comment on arguments raised in case or rebuttal briefs, 
provided that such a hearing is requested by an interested party.\9\ 
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, 
filed electronically using IA ACCESS, as noted above, within 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice.\10\ Requests should 
contain the following information: (1) The party's name, address, and 
telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the 
issues to be discussed.\11\ If a request for a hearing is made, we will 
inform parties of the scheduled date and time of the hearing which will 
be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.\12\ Parties should 
confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing.
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    \9\ See also 19 CFR 351.310.
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \11\ Id.
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
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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 GOES from the Republic of Korea 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 \13\ equal to the preliminary weighted-average 
amount by which NV exceeds U.S. price, as indicated in the chart above, 
as follows: (1) The rate for POSCO will be the estimated weighted-
average dumping margin we determine in this preliminary determination; 
(2) if the exporter is not a firm identified in this investigation, but 
the producer is, then 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 5.34 percent. These suspension of 
liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice.
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    \13\ See 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).
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Postponement of Final Determination

    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 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 a 
period not more than six months in duration.
    Respondent POSCO requested that, in the event of an affirmative 
preliminary determination in this investigation, the Department 
postpone its final determination by 60 days (i.e., to 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 
period not to exceed six months.\14\ 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 
or 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 and 
extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period 
not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will issue our final 
determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of 
this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the 
Act.\15\
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    \14\ See letter from POSCO entitled, ``Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from the Republic 
of Korea: Postponement Request of Final Determination,'' dated 
February 5, 2014.
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2) and (e).
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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 GOES from the Republic of Korea no 
later than 45 days after our final determination.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: May 2, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I--Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of this investigation covers grain-oriented silicon 
electrical steel (GOES). GOES is a flat-rolled alloy steel product 
containing by weight at least 0.6 percent but not more than 6 
percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more 
than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other element in an amount that 
would give the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, in 
coils or in straight lengths. The GOES that is subject to this 
investigation is currently classifiable under subheadings 
7225.11.0000, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9030, and 7226.11.9060 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation 
is dispositive. Excluded are flat-rolled products not in coils that, 
prior to importation into the United

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States, have been cut to a shape and undergone all punching, 
coating, or other operations necessary for classification in Chapter 
85 of the HTSUS as a transformer part (i.e., laminations).

Appendix II--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Period of Investigation
4. Scope of the Investigation
5. Scope Comments
6. Product Comparisons
7. Respondent Selection
8. Discussion of Methodology
    A. Determination of the Comparison Method
    B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
    C. Date of Sale
    D. Export Price
    E. Normal Value
9. Currency Conversion
10. Conclusion

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