Certain Steel Nails From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 65187-65189 [2014-26070]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES not comply with the revised certification requirements. On April 10, 2013, the Department published Definition of Factual Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual Information: Final Rule, 78 FR 21246 (April 10, 2013), which modified two regulations related to antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings: The definition of factual information (19 CFR 351.102(b)(21), and the time limits for the submission of factual information (19 CFR 351.301). The final rule identifies five categories of factual information in 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21), which are summarized as follows: (i) Evidence submitted in response to questionnaires; (ii) evidence submitted in support of allegations; (iii) publicly available information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c) or to measure the adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2); (iv) evidence placed on the record by the Department; and (v) evidence other than factual information described in (i)–(iv). The final rule requires any party, when submitting factual information, to specify under which subsection of 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) the information is being submitted and, if the information is submitted to rebut, clarify, or correct factual information already on the record, to provide an explanation identifying the information already on the record that the factual information seeks to rebut, clarify, or correct. The final rule also modified 19 CFR 351.301 so that, rather than providing general time limits, there are specific time limits based on the type of factual information being submitted. These modifications are effective for all segments initiated on or after May 10, 2013. Review the final rule, available at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2013/ 1304frn/2013-08227.txt, prior to submitting factual information in this segment. To the extent that other regulations govern the submission of factual information in a segment (such as 19 CFR 351.218), these time limits will continue to be applied. Revised Extension of Time Limits Regulation On September 20, 2013, the Department modified its regulation at 19 CFR 351.302(c) concerning the extension of time limits for submissions in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings: Extension of Time Limits, 78 FR 57790 (September 20, 2013). The modification clarifies that parties may request an extension of time limits before a time limit established under part 351 of the Department’s regulations expires, or as otherwise specified by the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 Secretary. In general, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after the time limit established under part 351 expires. For submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. on the due date. Under certain circumstances, the Department may elect to specify a different time limit by which extension requests will be considered untimely for submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously. In such a case, the Department will inform parties in the letter or memorandum setting forth the deadline (including a specified time) by which extension requests must be filed to be considered timely. This modification also requires that an extension request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission, and clarifies the circumstances under which the Department will grant untimelyfiled requests for the extension of time limits. These modifications are effective for all segments initiated on or after October 21, 2013. Review the final rule, available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ pkg/FR-2013-09-20/html/201322853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in these segments. Letters of Appearance and Administrative Protective Orders Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(d), the Department will maintain and make available a public service list for these proceedings. Parties wishing to participate in any of these five-year reviews must file letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). To facilitate the timely preparation of the public service list, it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding submit an entry of appearance within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Because deadlines in Sunset Reviews can be very short, we urge interested parties who want access to proprietary information under administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) to file an APO application immediately following publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation. The Department’s regulations on submission of proprietary information and eligibility to receive access to business proprietary information under APO can be found at 19 CFR 351.304–306. Information Required From Interested Parties Domestic interested parties, as defined in section 771(9)(C), (D), (E), (F), and (G) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.102(b), wishing to participate in a Sunset Review must respond not later PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65187 than 15 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation by filing a notice of intent to participate. The required contents of the notice of intent to participate are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(ii). In accordance with the Department’s regulations, if we do not receive a notice of intent to participate from at least one domestic interested party by the 15-day deadline, the Department will automatically revoke the order without further review.6 If we receive an order-specific notice of intent to participate from a domestic interested party, the Department’s regulations provide that all parties wishing to participate in a Sunset Review must file complete substantive responses not later than 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation. The required contents of a substantive response, on an order-specific basis, are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3). Note that certain information requirements differ for respondent and domestic parties. Also, note that the Department’s information requirements are distinct from the Commission’s information requirements. Consult the Department’s regulations for information regarding the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews. Consult the Department’s regulations at 19 CFR part 351 for definitions of terms and for other general information concerning antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings at the Department. This notice of initiation is being published in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c). Dated: October 23, 2014. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–26087 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–875] Certain Steel Nails From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily AGENCY: 6 See E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii). 03NON1 65188 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices determines that de minimis countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain steel nails (nails) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). The period of investigation is January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective Date: November 3, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mermelstein or Erin Kearney, AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1391 and (202) 482–0167, respectively. On June 25, 2014, the Department initiated this countervailing duty (CVD) investigation.1 On the same day, the Department also initiated an antidumping duty (AD) investigation of nails from Korea and several other countries.2 On August 7, in response to a request from the Petitioner, MidContinent Steel & Wire, Inc., the Department postponed the preliminary determinations in the CVD investigations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty (CVD) Determination With Final Antidumping Duty (AD) Determination In accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), and based on Petitioner’s request, we are aligning the final CVD determination in this investigation with the final AD determination of nails from Korea. Consequently, the final CVD determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than March 2, 2015, unless postponed. Scope of the Investigation mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The products covered by this investigation are certain steel nails. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix 1 to this notice. 1 See Certain Steel Nails From India, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, the Republic of Turkey, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 79 FR 36014 (June 25, 2014). 2 See Certain Steel Nails From India, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, the Republic of Turkey, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 79 FR 36019 (June 25, 2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 Methodology The Department is conducting this CVD investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, we calculated a CVD rate for the individually investigated producers/exporters of the subject merchandise. Preliminary Determination We preliminarily determine the countervailable subsidy rates to be: Company Subsidy rate Daejin Steel Company ..... 0.15 percent (de minimis). 0.18 percent (de minimis). Jinheung Steel Corporation. Duo-Fast Korea Co., Ltd. Jinsco International Corporation 4 Consistent with section 703(d) of the Act, the Department did not calculate an all-others rate because it did not reach an affirmative preliminarily determination. Because we have preliminarily determined that the CVD rates in this investigation are de minimis, we will not direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to 3 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance regarding ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 For a discussion of these entities’ crossownership, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 8. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 suspend liquidation of entries of subject merchandise from Korea. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five days of its public announcement.5 Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs 6 and request a hearing.7 For a schedule of the deadlines for filing case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and hearing requests, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: October 27, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix 1—Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain steel nails having a nominal shaft length not exceeding 12 inches.8 Certain steel nails include, but are not limited to, nails made from round wire and nails that are cut from flat-rolled steel. Certain steel nails may be of one piece construction or constructed of two or more pieces. Certain steel nails may be produced from any type of steel, and may have any type of surface finish, head type, shank, point type and shaft diameter. Finishes include, but are not limited to, coating in vinyl, zinc (galvanized, including but not limited to electroplating or hot dipping one or more times), phosphate, cement, and paint. Certain steel nails may have one or more surface finishes. Head styles include, but are not limited to, flat, projection, cupped, oval, brad, headless, double, countersunk, and sinker. Shank styles include, but are not limited to, smooth, barbed, screw threaded, ring shank and fluted. Screw-threaded nails subject to this proceeding are driven using direct force and not by turning the nail using a tool that engages with the head. Point styles include, but are not limited to, diamond, needle, chisel and blunt or no point. Certain steel nails may be sold in bulk, or they may be collated in any manner using any material. If packaged in combination with one or more non-subject articles, certain steel nails remain subject merchandise if the total number of nails of all types, in aggregate regardless of size, is equal to or greater than 25. Excluded from the scope of this investigation are certain steel nails packaged in combination with one or more non-subject articles, if the total number of nails of all 5 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c) and (d). 7 See 19 CFR 351.510. 8 The shaft length of certain steel nails with flat heads or parallel shoulders under the head shall be measured from under the head or shoulder to the tip of the point. The shaft length of all other certain steel nails shall be measured overall. 6 See E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices types, in aggregate regardless of size, is less than 25. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are steel nails that meet the specifications of Type I, Style 20 nails as identified in Tables 29 through 33 of ASTM Standard F1667 (2013 revision). Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are nails suitable for use in powder-actuated hand tools, whether or not threaded, which are currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 7317.00.20.00 and 7317.00.30.00. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are nails having a case hardness greater than or equal to 50 on the Rockwell Hardness C scale (‘‘HRC’’), a carbon content greater than or equal to 0.5 percent, a round head, a secondary reduced-diameter raised head section, a centered shank, and a smooth symmetrical point, suitable for use in gasactuated hand tools. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are corrugated nails. A corrugated nail is made up of a small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are thumb tacks, which are currently classified under HTSUS 7317.00.10.00. Certain steel nails subject to these investigations are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.55.02, 7317.00.55.03, 7317.00.55.05, 7317.00.55.07, 7317.00.55.08, 7317.00.55.11, 7317.00.55.18, 7317.00.55.19, 7317.00.55.20, 7317.00.55.30, 7317.00.55.40, 7317.00.55.50, 7317.00.55.60, 7317.00.55.70, 7317.00.55.80, 7317.00.55.90, 7317.00.65.30, 7317.00.65.60 and 7317.00.75.00. Certain steel nails subject to these investigations also may be classified under HTSUS subheading 8206.00.00.00. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive. Appendix 2—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Alignment IV. Scope Comments V. Scope of the Investigation VI. Injury Test VII. Subsidies Valuation VIII. Analysis of Programs IX. Calculation of the All Others Rate X. ITC Notification XI. Disclosure and Public Comment XII. Verification XIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2014–26070 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews 65189 Background Every five years, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the International Trade Commission automatically initiate and conduct a review to determine whether revocation of a countervailing or antidumping duty order or termination of an investigation suspended under section 704 or 734 of the Act would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or a countervailable subsidy (as the case may be) and of material injury. Upcoming Sunset Reviews for December 2014 The following Sunset Reviews are scheduled for initiation in December 2014 and will appear in that month’s Notice of Initiation of Five-Year Sunset Review (‘‘Sunset Review’’). With respect to the orders on Oil Country Tubular Goods, we have advanced the initiation date of certain Sunset Reviews upon determining that initiation of the Sunset Reviews for all of the Oil Country Tubular Goods orders on the same date would promote administrative efficiency. Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Department contact mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Antidumping Duty Proceedings Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China (A–570–945) (1st Review) .................. Countervailing Duty Proceedings Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China (C–570–944) (1st Review) .................. Suspended Investigations No Sunset Review of suspended investigations is scheduled for initiation in December 2014. The Department’s procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in 19 CFR 351.218. The Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews provides further information regarding what is required of all parties to participate in Sunset Reviews. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(c), the Department will maintain and make available a service list for these proceedings. To facilitate the timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding contact the Department in writing within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Please note that if the Department receives a Notice of Intent to Participate from a member of the domestic industry VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:26 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 within 15 days of the date of initiation, the review will continue. Thereafter, any interested party wishing to participate in the Sunset Review must provide substantive comments in response to the notice of initiation no later than 30 days after the date of initiation. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: October 17, 2014. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–26078 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 David Goldberger (202) 482–4136. Jacqueline Arrowsmith (202) 482–5255. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–845] Sugar From Mexico: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that sugar from Mexico 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-875]


Certain Steel Nails From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary 
Negative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final 
Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty 
Determination

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily

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determines that de minimis countervailable subsidies are being provided 
to producers and exporters of certain steel nails (nails) from the 
Republic of Korea (Korea). The period of investigation is January 1, 
2013, through December 31, 2013. Interested parties are invited to 
comment on this preliminary determination.

DATES: Effective Date: November 3, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mermelstein or Erin Kearney, AD/
CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1391 and (202) 482-0167, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 25, 2014, the Department initiated 
this countervailing duty (CVD) investigation.\1\ On the same day, the 
Department also initiated an antidumping duty (AD) investigation of 
nails from Korea and several other countries.\2\ On August 7, in 
response to a request from the Petitioner, Mid-Continent Steel & Wire, 
Inc., the Department postponed the preliminary determinations in the 
CVD investigations.
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    \1\ See Certain Steel Nails From India, the Republic of Korea, 
Malaysia, the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, the Republic of Turkey, and 
the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 79 FR 36014 (June 25, 2014).
    \2\ See Certain Steel Nails From India, the Republic of Korea, 
Malaysia, the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, the Republic of Turkey, and 
the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-
Value Investigations, 79 FR 36019 (June 25, 2014).
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Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty (CVD) Determination With Final 
Antidumping Duty (AD) Determination

    In accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), and based on Petitioner's 
request, we are aligning the final CVD determination in this 
investigation with the final AD determination of nails from Korea. 
Consequently, the final CVD determination will be issued on the same 
date as the final AD determination, which is currently scheduled to be 
issued no later than March 2, 2015, unless postponed.

Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are certain steel nails. 
For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see 
Appendix 1 to this notice.

Methodology

    The Department is conducting this CVD investigation in accordance 
with section 701 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\3\ The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document 
and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at 
http://iaaccess.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the 
Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \3\ See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance 
regarding ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in 
the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Steel Nails from 
the Republic of Korea,'' dated concurrently with this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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    In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, we 
calculated a CVD rate for the individually investigated producers/
exporters of the subject merchandise.

Preliminary Determination

    We preliminarily determine the countervailable subsidy rates to be:

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                Company                            Subsidy rate
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Daejin Steel Company...................  0.15 percent (de minimis).
Jinheung Steel Corporation.............  0.18 percent (de minimis).
Duo-Fast Korea Co., Ltd.
Jinsco International Corporation \4\
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    Consistent with section 703(d) of the Act, the Department did not 
calculate an all-others rate because it did not reach an affirmative 
preliminarily determination. Because we have preliminarily determined 
that the CVD rates in this investigation are de minimis, we will not 
direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of 
entries of subject merchandise from Korea.
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    \4\ For a discussion of these entities' cross-ownership, see the 
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the 
calculations performed in connection with this preliminary 
determination within five days of its public announcement.\5\ 
Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs \6\ and request 
a hearing.\7\ For a schedule of the deadlines for filing case briefs, 
rebuttal briefs, and hearing requests, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c) and (d).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.510.
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    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
703(f) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: October 27, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix 1--Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain steel 
nails having a nominal shaft length not exceeding 12 inches.\8\ 
Certain steel nails include, but are not limited to, nails made from 
round wire and nails that are cut from flat-rolled steel. Certain 
steel nails may be of one piece construction or constructed of two 
or more pieces. Certain steel nails may be produced from any type of 
steel, and may have any type of surface finish, head type, shank, 
point type and shaft diameter. Finishes include, but are not limited 
to, coating in vinyl, zinc (galvanized, including but not limited to 
electroplating or hot dipping one or more times), phosphate, cement, 
and paint. Certain steel nails may have one or more surface 
finishes. Head styles include, but are not limited to, flat, 
projection, cupped, oval, brad, headless, double, countersunk, and 
sinker. Shank styles include, but are not limited to, smooth, 
barbed, screw threaded, ring shank and fluted. Screw-threaded nails 
subject to this proceeding are driven using direct force and not by 
turning the nail using a tool that engages with the head. Point 
styles include, but are not limited to, diamond, needle, chisel and 
blunt or no point. Certain steel nails may be sold in bulk, or they 
may be collated in any manner using any material. If packaged in 
combination with one or more non-subject articles, certain steel 
nails remain subject merchandise if the total number of nails of all 
types, in aggregate regardless of size, is equal to or greater than 
25.
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    \8\ The shaft length of certain steel nails with flat heads or 
parallel shoulders under the head shall be measured from under the 
head or shoulder to the tip of the point. The shaft length of all 
other certain steel nails shall be measured overall.
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    Excluded from the scope of this investigation are certain steel 
nails packaged in combination with one or more non-subject articles, 
if the total number of nails of all

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types, in aggregate regardless of size, is less than 25.
    Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are steel 
nails that meet the specifications of Type I, Style 20 nails as 
identified in Tables 29 through 33 of ASTM Standard F1667 (2013 
revision).
    Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are nails 
suitable for use in powder-actuated hand tools, whether or not 
threaded, which are currently classified under Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') subheadings 7317.00.20.00 
and 7317.00.30.00.
    Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are nails 
having a case hardness greater than or equal to 50 on the Rockwell 
Hardness C scale (``HRC''), a carbon content greater than or equal 
to 0.5 percent, a round head, a secondary reduced-diameter raised 
head section, a centered shank, and a smooth symmetrical point, 
suitable for use in gas-actuated hand tools.
    Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are 
corrugated nails. A corrugated nail is made up of a small strip of 
corrugated steel with sharp points on one side.
    Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are thumb 
tacks, which are currently classified under HTSUS 7317.00.10.00.
    Certain steel nails subject to these investigations are 
currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.55.02, 
7317.00.55.03, 7317.00.55.05, 7317.00.55.07, 7317.00.55.08, 
7317.00.55.11, 7317.00.55.18, 7317.00.55.19, 7317.00.55.20, 
7317.00.55.30, 7317.00.55.40, 7317.00.55.50, 7317.00.55.60, 
7317.00.55.70, 7317.00.55.80, 7317.00.55.90, 7317.00.65.30, 
7317.00.65.60 and 7317.00.75.00. Certain steel nails subject to 
these investigations also may be classified under HTSUS subheading 
8206.00.00.00.
    While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these 
investigations is dispositive.

Appendix 2--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Alignment
IV. Scope Comments
V. Scope of the Investigation
VI. Injury Test
VII. Subsidies Valuation
VIII. Analysis of Programs
IX. Calculation of the All Others Rate
X. ITC Notification
XI. Disclosure and Public Comment
XII. Verification
XIII. Recommendation

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