Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013, 44155-44157 [2014-17974]

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–865] Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012–2013 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hotrolled carbon steel flat products (‘‘hotrolled steel’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), covering the period of review (‘‘POR’’) November 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013. The Department preliminarily determines that Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai Baosteel International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd., and Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (collectively, ‘‘Baosteel’’) had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. DATES: Effective Date: July 30, 2014. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Hampton, 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) 482–0116. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from the PRC pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’). On November 29, 2001, the Department published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from the PRC.1 On November 27, 2013, and December 2, 2013, Nucor Corporation (‘‘Nucor’’) and United States Steel Corporation (‘‘U.S. Steel’’), respectively, submitted requests for an administrative review of Baosteel.2 On December 30, 2013, 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China, 66 FR 59561 (November 29, 2001). 2 See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review, dated E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM Continued 30JYN1 44156 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 146 / Wednesday, July 30, 2014 / Notices 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive.5 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. The merchandise subject to the order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products covered by the order, including: vacuum degassed fully stabilized; high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES pursuant to the requests from Nucor and U.S. Steel, the Department published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from the PRC covering the period November 1, 2012, to October 31, 2013, for one company, Baosteel.3 On January 27, 2013, in response to the Department’s Initiation Notice, Baosteel certified that it had no sales of subject merchandise during the POR.4 Methodology November 27, 2013, and Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review, dated December 2, 2013. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 78 FR 79392 (December 30, 2013) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 4 See Letter from Baosteel regarding Certain HotRolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China Certification of No Sales, dated January 27, 2013 (‘‘Baosteel No Sales Certification’’). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Jul 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusion, please see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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 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 on the Internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments As noted in the ‘‘Background’’ section above, Baosteel has submitted a timelyfiled certification indicating that it had no sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.6 Based on the certification of Baosteel and our analysis of U.S. Customs & Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) information, the Department preliminarily determines that Baosteel did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR. In addition, consistent with the Department’s refinement to its assessment practice in non-market economy (‘‘NME’’) cases, the Department finds that it is appropriate 5 For a complete description of the scope of the subject antidumping duty order, see Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of 2012–2013 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China’’ (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’), dated concurrently with these results and hereby adopted by this notice. 6 See Baosteel No Sales Certification. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 not to rescind the review in these circumstances but rather, to complete the review with respect to Baosteel and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.7 Disclosure and Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit cases briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.8 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.9 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’).10 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, filed electronically via IA ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, IA ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.11 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. The Department will issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions 7 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694–95 (October 24, 2011) (‘‘Assessment Practice Refinement’’) and the ‘‘Assessment Rates’’ section below. 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 10 See 19 CFR 351.303. 11 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 146 / Wednesday, July 30, 2014 / Notices to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of review. Pursuant to the refinement to its assessment practice in NME cases, if the Department continues to determine that an exporter under review had no shipments of subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter’s case number (i.e., at that exporter’s rate) will be liquidated at the PRC-wide rate.12 July 23, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Cash Deposit Requirements Architecture Services Trade Mission to Qatar The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For Baosteel, which claimed no shipments, the cash deposit rate will remain unchanged from the rate assigned to the company in the most recently completed review of the company; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and nonPRC exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the PRCwide rate of 90.83 percent; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter(s) that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. The Department is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. 12 For a full discussion of this practice, see Assessment Practice Refinement, 76 FR at 65694– 95. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Jul 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 [FR Doc. 2014–17974 Filed 7–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), with support from the American Institute of Architects (http://www.aia.org), is organizing an executive-led Architecture Services Trade Mission to Qatar, with an optional mission stop in Saudi Arabia, from November 16–19, 2014. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s rapidly expanding infrastructure projects, and to assist U.S. companies in pursuing export opportunities in this sector. The mission is designed for U.S. architectural, project management, and design services companies. The mission also will help U.S. companies already doing business in Saudi Arabia and Qatar to increase their footprint and deepen their business interests. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S exporters include: Master planning (regional design—city planning or regional planning, port re-development—design of the walkways, buildings, etc. along the port); hospitals and health care architecture; hospitality; airports/other transportation infrastructure facility architecture; architectural services for mixed-use projects; sports and entertainment; and educational facilities. The optional stop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will take place November 16–17, prior to the Doha, Qatar stop. U.S. companies that would like to add the optional stop should indicate this on their application. The mission will help participating firms and associations/organizations gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. architectural services exports. The mission will include market briefings, one-on-one business appointments with prescreened potential buyers, agents, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44157 distributors, industry leaders, and joint venture partners; meetings with state and local government officials (in Qatar only); and networking events. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling on their own, will enhance the companies’ ability to identify opportunities in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The mission will be supported by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) (https://www.aia.org). All U.S. architecture/construction/engineering (ACE) trade associations or organizations are encouraged to apply. The mission is open to all U.S. firms, service providers, and organizations in the ACE sector, whether or not they are members of AIA or any other ACE trade association/organization. Selection criteria for participation, as set out below, apply equally for all applicants. Commercial Setting Qatar The U.S.-Qatar trade relationship is going through a massive transformation. The U.S. posted a trade surplus of nearly $3.7 billion in 2013, with record U.S. exports to Qatar of $5 billion. U.S. exports to Qatar in 2013 established a new record, growing by 38.6% over 2012, when U.S. exports totaled $3.58 billion, the previous record high. U.S. exports to Qatar continued to be strong in early 2014. Despite Qatar’s small population (Qatar is a country of only two million people and only 250,000 Qataris), they rank as the fifth largest market in the Middle East and North Africa region, only behind the much larger markets of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt. Over the past 3 years exports have grown by 57%. With Qatar’s 2030 Vision to transform itself from a carbon-based economy combined with the award of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar is spending over $250 billion on physical infrastructure and other developments over the next five years. Projects include the new Hamad International Airport (Phase I just completed, Phase II being planned), the New Doha Port Project (the world’s largest greenfield port project), road conversion (conversion of UK-style roundabouts to U.S. road layouts), new rail lines (three subway lines and three light-rail tram systems), new stadiums (between 9–12 to be built), as well as hospitals, schools, commercial and hospitality venues. Potential meetings may include: Hamad International Airport (Phase II), QRail; the Public Works Authority (Ashghal); Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (2022 FIFA World Cup); Katara Hospitality; and the E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-865]


Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2012-2013

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-
rolled carbon steel flat products (``hot-rolled steel'') from the 
People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period of review 
(``POR'') November 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013. The Department 
preliminarily determines that Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai 
Baosteel International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd., and Baoshan Iron 
and Steel Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``Baosteel'') had no shipments of 
subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.

DATES: Effective Date: July 30, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Hampton, 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) 482-0116.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department is conducting an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from the PRC pursuant to 
section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''). On 
November 29, 2001, the Department published in the Federal Register an 
antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from the PRC.\1\ On November 
27, 2013, and December 2, 2013, Nucor Corporation (``Nucor'') and 
United States Steel Corporation (``U.S. Steel''), respectively, 
submitted requests for an administrative review of Baosteel.\2\ On 
December 30, 2013,

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pursuant to the requests from Nucor and U.S. Steel, the Department 
published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from the PRC covering the 
period November 1, 2012, to October 31, 2013, for one company, 
Baosteel.\3\ On January 27, 2013, in response to the Department's 
Initiation Notice, Baosteel certified that it had no sales of subject 
merchandise during the POR.\4\
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled 
Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People's Republic of China, 66 
FR 59561 (November 29, 2001).
    \2\ See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the 
People's Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review, dated 
November 27, 2013, and Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from 
the People's Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review, 
dated December 2, 2013.
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 78 FR 
79392 (December 30, 2013) (``Initiation Notice'').
    \4\ See Letter from Baosteel regarding Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon 
Steel Flat Products from the People's Republic of China 
Certification of No Sales, dated January 27, 2013 (``Baosteel No 
Sales Certification'').
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are certain hot-rolled carbon 
steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or 
greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not 
painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic 
substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed 
layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths of a 
thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 
times the thickness. The merchandise subject to the order is classified 
in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') at 
subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 
7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 
7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 
7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 
7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 
7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 
7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 
7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 
7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat 
products covered by the order, including: vacuum degassed fully 
stabilized; high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor 
lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 
7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 
7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 
7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 
7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise 
may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 
7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise subject to the order is 
dispositive.\5\
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    \5\ For a complete description of the scope of the subject 
antidumping duty order, see Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, entitled ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results 
of 2012-2013 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-
Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People's Republic of 
China'' (``Preliminary Decision Memorandum''), dated concurrently 
with these results and hereby adopted by this notice.
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Methodology

    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusion, please see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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 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 on the 
Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    As noted in the ``Background'' section above, Baosteel has 
submitted a timely-filed certification indicating that it had no sales 
of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.\6\ Based on 
the certification of Baosteel and our analysis of U.S. Customs & Border 
Protection (``CBP'') information, the Department preliminarily 
determines that Baosteel did not have any reviewable transactions 
during the POR. In addition, consistent with the Department's 
refinement to its assessment practice in non-market economy (``NME'') 
cases, the Department finds that it is appropriate not to rescind the 
review in these circumstances but rather, to complete the review with 
respect to Baosteel and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on 
the final results of the review.\7\
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    \6\ See Baosteel No Sales Certification.
    \7\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694-95 (October 24, 2011) 
(``Assessment Practice Refinement'') and the ``Assessment Rates'' 
section below.
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit cases 
briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, 
may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case 
briefs.\8\ 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.\9\ Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed electronically 
via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (``IA ACCESS'').\10\
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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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, filed electronically via IA ACCESS. An electronically filed 
document must be received successfully in its entirety by the 
Department's electronic records system, IA ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice.\11\ Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address and 
telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of 
issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to 
those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs.
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    The Department will issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in 
any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the 
Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. 
The Department intends to issue assessment instructions

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to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of 
review. Pursuant to the refinement to its assessment practice in NME 
cases, if the Department continues to determine that an exporter under 
review had no shipments of subject merchandise, any suspended entries 
that entered under that exporter's case number (i.e., at that 
exporter's rate) will be liquidated at the PRC-wide rate.\12\
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    \12\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Assessment 
Practice Refinement, 76 FR at 65694-95.
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this administrative review for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as 
provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For Baosteel, which 
claimed no shipments, the cash deposit rate will remain unchanged from 
the rate assigned to the company in the most recently completed review 
of the company; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and 
non-PRC exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash 
deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published 
for the most recent period; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject 
merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate 
rate, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-wide rate of 90.83 percent; 
and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not 
received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate 
applicable to the PRC exporter(s) that supplied that non-PRC exporter. 
These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    The Department is issuing and publishing these results in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

     July 23, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-17974 Filed 7-29-14; 8:45 am]
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