Certain Steel Nails From Taiwan: Negative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 78053-78055 [2014-30430]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 248 / Monday, December 29, 2014 / Notices suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of our preliminary affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the preliminary determination in this proceeding is affirmative, section 735(b)(2) of the Act requires that the ITC make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of nails from Korea before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after our final determination. Because we are postponing the deadline for our final determination to 135 days from the date of publication of this preliminary determination, as discussed above, the ITC will make its final determination no later than 45 days after our final determination. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: December 17, 2014. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix I Scope of Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain steel nails having a nominal shaft length not exceeding 12 inches.12 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 Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). 12 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Dec 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 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 this investigation 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 this investigation 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 this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Postponement of Preliminary Determination V. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures VI. Scope of the Investigation VII. Scope Comment VIII. Respondent Selection PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78053 IX. Discussion of Methodology A. Fair Value Comparisons (1) Determination of the Comparison Method (2) Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis X. Product Comparisons XI. Date of Sale XII. Affiliation XIII. Export Price/Constructed Export Price XIV. Normal Value Daejin Steel A. Comparison-Market Viability B. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Constructed Value Jinheung Steel A. Home Market Viability B. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm’sLength Test C. Level of Trade D. Cost of Production E. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices XV. Currency Conversion XVI. U.S. International Trade Commission Notification XVII. Disclosure and Public Comment XVIII. Verification XIX. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2014–30432 Filed 12–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–854] Certain Steel Nails From Taiwan: Negative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that certain steel nails from Taiwan are not being, or are not likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation is April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. In response to a request from Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (petitioner) we are postponing the final determination. The final determination will be issued 135 days after the publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. We invite interested parties to comment on the preliminary determination. DATES: Effective Date: December 29, 2014. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 78054 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 248 / Monday, December 29, 2014 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho, Scott Hoefke 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) 482–5075, (202) 482–4947 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is certain steel nails from Taiwan. For a full description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I to this notice.1 Scope Comments Several interested parties (i.e., IKEA Supply AG and IKEA Distributions Services Inc. (collectively IKEA), Target Corporation, and The Home Depot) submitted comments to the Department on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice, and petitioner submitted rebuttal comments. For discussion of those comments and rebuttal comments, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.2 Methodology The Department conducted this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. There were two mandatory respondents, PT Enterprise Inc. (and its affiliated producer, ProTeam Coil Nail Enterprise Inc.) and Quick Advance, Inc. (and its affiliated producer, Ko’s Nails Inc.). Export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value (NV) has been calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).4 ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Department’s Central Records Unit, located at room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Determination The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist: Weighted-average dumping margin (percent) Exporter/manufacturer PT Enterprise Inc. .......................................................................................................................................................................... Quick Advance, Inc. ....................................................................................................................................................................... 0.00 0.00 NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. 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). Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in this proceeding, and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.5 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) a statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce. All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed request must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.6 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue 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: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 79 FR 36019, 36025–26 (June 25, 2014) (Initiation Notice). 2 See December 17, 2014 memorandum to Paul Piquado, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Steel Nails fromTaiwan,’’ adopoted concurrently with this notice. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum appears in Appendix II, below. 3 Id. 4 On November 24, 2014, Enforcement and Compliance changed the name of Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’) to AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’). The Web site location was changed from http:// iaaccess.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be found at 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014). 5 See 19 CFR 351.309. 6 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 7 See 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2) and (e). Consistent with sections 733(d)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department has not calculated a weighted-average dumping margin for all other producers or exporters because it has not made an affirmative preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Dec 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Suspension of Liquidation Because the Department has not made an affirmative preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value, we are not directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of any entries of certain steel nails from Taiwan. Postponement of Final Determination Pursuant to petitioner’s request, we are postponing the final determination. 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.7 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 248 / Monday, December 29, 2014 / Notices International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we have notified the ITC of our preliminary negative determination of sales at LTFV. If our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after our final determination whether these imports are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: December 17, 2014. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix I 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 types, in aggregate regardless of size, is less than 25. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Dec 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 this investigation 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 this investigation 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 this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Postponement of Final Determination V. Scope of the Investigation VI. Scope Comments VII. Affiliation and Collapsing VIII. Middleman Dumping IX. Discussion of Methodology A. Fair Value Comparisons B. Product Control Numbers C. Determination of Comparison Method D. Export Price E. Normal Value F. Date of Sale G. Currency Conversion X. U.S. International Trade Commission Notification XI. Disclosure and Public Comment XII. Verification XIII. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2014–30430 Filed 12–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78055 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–557–816] Certain Steel Nails From Malaysia: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that certain steel nails from Malaysia are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation is April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. The Department intends to issue the final determination 135 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. DATES: Effective Date: December 29, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ericka Ukrow or Steve Bezirganian, 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) 482–0405 or (202) 482– 1131, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on June 25, 2014.1 Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department postponed this preliminary determination 42 days until December 17, 2014.2 Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is certain steel nails from 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: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 79 FR 36019, (June 25, 2014) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Certain Steel Nails From the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 79 FR 63082 (October 22, 2014). E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 248 (Monday, December 29, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-854]


Certain Steel Nails From Taiwan: Negative Preliminary 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of 
Final Determination

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily 
determines that certain steel nails from Taiwan are not being, or are 
not likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value 
(LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act). The period of investigation is April 1, 2013, 
through March 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins 
are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. 
In response to a request from Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. 
(petitioner) we are postponing the final determination. The final 
determination will be issued 135 days after the publication of this 
preliminary determination in the Federal Register. We invite interested 
parties to comment on the preliminary determination.

DATES: Effective Date: December 29, 2014.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho, Scott Hoefke 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) 482-5075, (202) 482-4947 or (202) 482-0649, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is certain steel nails 
from Taiwan. For a full description of the scope of the investigation, 
see Appendix I to this notice.\1\
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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: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-
Value Investigations, 79 FR 36019, 36025-26 (June 25, 2014) 
(Initiation Notice).
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Scope Comments

    Several interested parties (i.e., IKEA Supply AG and IKEA 
Distributions Services Inc. (collectively IKEA), Target Corporation, 
and The Home Depot) submitted comments to the Department on the scope 
of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice, and 
petitioner submitted rebuttal comments. For discussion of those 
comments and rebuttal comments, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\2\
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    \2\ See December 17, 2014 memorandum to Paul Piquado, ``Decision 
Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Certain Steel Nails fromTaiwan,'' adopoted 
concurrently with this notice. A list of the topics discussed in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum appears in Appendix II, below.
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. There were two mandatory respondents, PT 
Enterprise Inc. (and its affiliated producer, Pro-Team Coil Nail 
Enterprise Inc.) and Quick Advance, Inc. (and its affiliated producer, 
Ko's Nails Inc.). Export prices have been calculated in accordance with 
section 772 of the Act. Normal value (NV) has been calculated in 
accordance with section 773 of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\3\ The 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made 
available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System 
(ACCESS).\4\ ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Department's 
Central Records Unit, located at room 7046 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum can be found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. 
The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \3\ Id.
    \4\ On November 24, 2014, Enforcement and Compliance changed the 
name of Enforcement and Compliance's AD and CVD Centralized 
Electronic Service System (``IA ACCESS'') to AD and CVD Centralized 
Electronic Service System (``ACCESS''). The Web site location was 
changed from http://iaaccess.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. 
The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be 
found at 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014).
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Preliminary Determination

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

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                Exporter/manufacturer                    dumping margin
                                                           (percent)
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PT Enterprise Inc....................................               0.00
Quick Advance, Inc...................................               0.00
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    Consistent with sections 733(d)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department 
has not calculated a weighted-average dumping margin for all other 
producers or exporters because it has not made an affirmative 
preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    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).
    Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven 
days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in 
this proceeding, and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case 
briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline 
date for case briefs.\5\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 
parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding 
are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) a statement of the 
issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce. All documents must be filed 
electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed request must be 
received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time, within 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice.\6\ Requests should contain the party's name, address, and 
telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues 
to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department 
intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and 
date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, 
time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date.
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Suspension of Liquidation

    Because the Department has not made an affirmative preliminary 
determination of sales at less than fair value, we are not directing 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of any 
entries of certain steel nails from Taiwan.

Postponement of Final Determination

    Pursuant to petitioner's request, we are postponing the final 
determination. 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.\7\
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International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we have notified the 
ITC of our preliminary negative determination of sales at LTFV. If our 
final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the 
later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 
45 days after our final determination whether these imports are 
materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: December 17, 2014.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

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 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 this investigation 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 this investigation 
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 this 
investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Investigation
IV. Postponement of Final Determination
V. Scope of the Investigation
VI. Scope Comments
VII. Affiliation and Collapsing
VIII. Middleman Dumping
IX. Discussion of Methodology
    A. Fair Value Comparisons
    B. Product Control Numbers
    C. Determination of Comparison Method
    D. Export Price
    E. Normal Value
    F. Date of Sale
    G. Currency Conversion
X. U.S. International Trade Commission Notification
XI. Disclosure and Public Comment
XII. Verification
XIII. Conclusion
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