Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Countervailing Duty Order, 65926-65927 [2014-26414]

Download as PDF 65926 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014 / Notices its final determination in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of rebar from Mexico.4 Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this AD order. Further, pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, AD duties equal to the amounts listed below for all relevant entries of rebar from Mexico entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after April 24, 2014, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination,5 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before the publication of the ITC’s final injury determination as further described below. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 736 of the Act, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all entries of rebar from Mexico. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits at rates equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins indicated below. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit at rates equal to the estimated weightedaverage dumping margins listed below.6 The relevant all-others rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed. Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion of rebar from Mexico, we extended the four-month period to no more than six 4 Id. 5 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Mexico: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final Determination, 79 FR 22802 (April 24, 2014) (Preliminary Determination). 6 See section 736(a)(3) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Nov 05, 2014 Jkt 235001 months.7 The Department published the Preliminary Determination in the underlying investigation on April 24, 2014. Therefore, the six-month period beginning on the date of publication of the preliminary determination ended on October 21, 2014. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of rebar from Mexico, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after October 21, 2014, the date the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on or after the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Producer or exporter Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V .......... Grupo Acerero S.A. de C.V ...... Grupo Simec ............................. All Others .................................. Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 20.58 66.70 66.70 20.58 Critical Circumstances With regard to the ITC’s negative critical circumstances determination on imports of rebar from Mexico, the Department will instruct CBP to lift suspension and refund any cash deposit made to secure payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of the merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 24, 2014, (i.e., 90 days prior to the publication date of the Preliminary Determination) but before April 24, 2014, the publication date of the Preliminary Determination. 7 See letter from Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V. and Deacero USA, Inc., titled, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar (‘‘Rebar’’) From Mexico: Request To Postpone the Final Determination,’’ dated April 15, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to rebar from Mexico pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: October 31, 2014. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–26411 Filed 11–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–819] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty (CVD) order on steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). DATES: Effective Date: November 6, 2014. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, Office III, 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) 482–4793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 15, 2014, the Department published the final determination in the CVD investigation of rebar from Turkey.1 On October 28, 2014, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 1 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 79 FR 54963 (September 15, 2014) (Final Determination). E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014 / Notices instruct CBP to lift suspension and refund any cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties for entries on or after June 17, 2014, (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of the Final Determination), but before September 15, 2014. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this investigation is steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form (rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade. The subject merchandise is classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) primarily under item numbers 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010. The subject merchandise may also enter under other HTSUS numbers including 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, 7222.11.0001, 7222.11.0057, 7222.11.0059, 7222.30.0001, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6085, 7228.20.1000, and 7228.60.6000. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., non-deformed or smooth rebar). Also excluded from the scope is deformed steel wire meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and without being subject to an elongation test. The HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope remains dispositive. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES amended (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from Turkey.2 The ITC also determined that critical circumstances do not exist.3 Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to continue the suspension of liquidation of rebar from Turkey, effective the date of publication of the Department’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon further advice by the Department, pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject merchandise, except for subject merchandise entered by Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas), whose net subsidy rate is de minimis and, hence, is excluded from this order. This exclusion will apply only to subject merchandise both produced and exported by Habas. CBP must require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, as cash deposit equal to the rates noted below: Countervailing Duty Order In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination that the industry in the United States producing rebar is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of rebar from Turkey. Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this CVD order. Further, pursuant to 706(a) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, countervailing duties on unliquidated entries of rebar entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 15, 2014, the date on which the Department published its final CVD determination in the Federal Register. With regard to the ITC’s negative critical circumstances determination, the Department will 2 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Mexico and Turkey, Investigation Nos. 701–TA–502 and 731–TA–1227 (Final), USITC Publication 4496, October 2014). 3 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Nov 05, 2014 Jkt 235001 Company Subsidy rate Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S.. All Others .............................. 1.25 percent 1.25 percent This notice constitutes the CVD order with respect to rebar from Turkey, pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Commerce Building, for copies of an updated list of countervailing duty orders currently in effect. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: October 31, 2014. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–26414 Filed 11–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 65927 Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 215 (Thursday, November 6, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-819]


Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: 
Countervailing Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), 
the Department is issuing a countervailing duty (CVD) order on steel 
concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey).

DATES: Effective Date: November 6, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, Office III, 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-
4793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 15, 2014, the Department published the final 
determination in the CVD investigation of rebar from Turkey.\1\ On 
October 28, 2014, the ITC notified the Department of its final 
determination pursuant to sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and section 705(d) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as

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amended (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially 
injured by reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from 
Turkey.\2\ The ITC also determined that critical circumstances do not 
exist.\3\
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    \1\ See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of 
Turkey: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 79 FR 54963 
(September 15, 2014) (Final Determination).
    \2\ See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Mexico and Turkey, 
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-502 and 731-TA-1227 (Final), USITC 
Publication 4496, October 2014).
    \3\ Id.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to this investigation is steel concrete 
reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form (rebar) 
regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade. The subject 
merchandise is classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) primarily under item numbers 7213.10.0000, 
7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010. The subject merchandise may also enter 
under other HTSUS numbers including 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 
7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, 7222.11.0001, 7222.11.0057, 
7222.11.0059, 7222.30.0001, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6085, 7228.20.1000, 
and 7228.60.6000. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., non-
deformed or smooth rebar). Also excluded from the scope is deformed 
steel wire meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill 
mark, size, or grade) and without being subject to an elongation test. 
The HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes; 
however, the written description of the scope remains dispositive.

Countervailing Duty Order

    In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, 
the ITC notified the Department of its final determination that the 
industry in the United States producing rebar is materially injured by 
reason of subsidized imports of rebar from Turkey. Therefore, in 
accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this 
CVD order.
    Further, pursuant to 706(a) of the Act, the Department will direct 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further 
instruction by the Department, countervailing duties on unliquidated 
entries of rebar entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption 
on or after September 15, 2014, the date on which the Department 
published its final CVD determination in the Federal Register. With 
regard to the ITC's negative critical circumstances determination, the 
Department will instruct CBP to lift suspension and refund any cash 
deposits of estimated countervailing duties for entries on or after 
June 17, 2014, (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of the Final 
Determination), but before September 15, 2014.

Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will 
direct CBP to continue the suspension of liquidation of rebar from 
Turkey, effective the date of publication of the Department's notice of 
final determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon 
further advice by the Department, pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the 
Act, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in 
an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the 
subject merchandise, except for subject merchandise entered by Habas 
Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas), whose net 
subsidy rate is de minimis and, hence, is excluded from this order. 
This exclusion will apply only to subject merchandise both produced and 
exported by Habas.
    CBP must require, at the same time as importers would normally 
deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, as cash deposit equal to 
the rates noted below:

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                  Company                           Subsidy rate
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Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim        1.25 percent
 Sanayi A.S..
All Others................................  1.25 percent
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    This notice constitutes the CVD order with respect to rebar from 
Turkey, pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties may 
contact the Department's Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main 
Commerce Building, for copies of an updated list of countervailing duty 
orders currently in effect.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with section 
706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: October 31, 2014.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-26414 Filed 11-5-14; 8:45 am]
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