Silicomanganese From Australia: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 57787-57789 [2015-24449]

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[FR Doc. 2015–24390 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–602–808] Silicomanganese From Australia: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that silicomanganese from Australia is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). The period of investigation is January 1, 2014 through December 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. DATES: Effective Date: September 25, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok or Robert Bolling, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4162 or (202) 482– 3434, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on March 17, 2015.1 Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department postponed this preliminary LTFV determination by a period of 50 days.2 1 See Silicomanganese From Australia: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 80 FR 13829 (March 17, 2015). 2 See Silicomanganese From Australia: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 80 FR 35304 (June 19, 2015). E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 57788 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Notices Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation covers all forms, sizes and compositions of silicomanganese, except low-carbon silicomanganese, including silicomanganese briquettes, fines, and slag. Silicomanganese is properly classifiable under subheading 7202.30.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Low-carbon silicomanganese is excluded from the scope of this investigation. Low-carbon silicomanganese is classifiable under HTSUS subheading 7202.30.0000. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the investigation is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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’’). 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 B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum3 can be found at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. All Others Rate Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated ‘‘all others’’ rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. Pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, if the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for all exporters and producers individually examined are zero, de minimis, or determined based entirely under section 776 of the Act, the Department may use any reasonable method to establish the estimated dumping margin for all other producers or exporters. We based our calculation of the ‘‘All Others’’ rate on the margin calculated for Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company Pty Ltd. (‘‘TEMCO’’), the only mandatory respondent in this investigation. Preliminary Determination The Department preliminarily determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist: Weighted-average dumping margin (percent) Producer or exporter mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company Pty Ltd .................................................................................................................... All Others ..................................................................................................................................................................................... Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose the calculations performed within five days of any public announcement 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. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.4 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 must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. 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 date and time to be determined. See 19 CFR 351.310(d). Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. 3 See Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Silicomanganese from Australia,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum appears in Appendix I, below. 4 See 19 CFR 351.309. 5 See 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2) and (e); See also See Letter from TEMCO, ‘‘Silicomanganese from VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures We received a request from the mandatory respondent, TEMCO, that we postpone the final determination and extend the application of the provisional measures prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11.93 11.93 351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a six-month period. Accordingly, we are postponing 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.5 The suspension of liquidation described below will be extended accordingly.6 Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, we are directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to suspend liquidation of all entries of silicomanganese from Australia as described in the scope of the investigation section entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), we will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the weighted-average amount by which the NV exceeds CEP as Australia: Request for Postponement of Final Determination,’’ dated September 8, 2015. 6 Id. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Notices indicated in the chart above.7 These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. 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 silicomanganese from Australia 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: September 17, 2015. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix I—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Period of Investigation 4. Postponement of Preliminary Determination 5. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures 6. Scope of the Investigation 7. Scope Comments 8. Discussion of Methodology Fair Value Comparisons A. Determination of Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis 9. Product Comparisons 10. Date of Sale 11. Constructed Export Price 12. Normal Value A. Comparison Market Viability B. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm’sLength Test C. Level of Trade D. Cost of Production (COP) a. Calculation of COP b. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices c. Results of the COP Test 7 See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 E. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices F. Calculation of Normal Value Based on CV 13. Currency Conversion 14. U.S. International Trade Commission Notification 15. Disclosure and Public Comments 16. Verification 17. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2015–24449 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 57789 the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department’s amended final results of review and is amending the AR 1 Final Results with respect to the margin determined for Jiangsu Chengde Steel Tube Share Co., Ltd. (‘‘Chengde’’), an exporter and producer of subject merchandise. DATES: Effective Date: September 7, 2015. Paul Stolz, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Subsequent to the publication of the AR 1 Final Results, Chengde filed a complaint with the CIT challenging aspects of the methodology used to determine its margin in the AR 1 Final Results. On September 26, 2014, the CIT issued the Remand Order, instructing the Department to re-visit its decision to value most of Chengde’s billet as alloy steel in the underlying review. Specifically with respect to Chengde’s billets, the Court instructed the Department to: (1) Reevaluate the chemical composition of OCTG sold in certain contracts, (2) explain whether Chengde’s mill test certificates prove the chemical properties of OCTG not specifically covered by those certificates, (3) assess whether Chengde’s entry summary as provided in American Tubular Products, LLC’s application to receive information under administrative protective order proves that the OCTG in one contract was comprised of carbon steel, and (4) recalculate the percentage of Chengde’s steel billets that were alloy steel or carbon steel in accordance with this analysis.4 In addition, at the Department’s request, the CIT remanded the additional issue of the surrogate value used to value carbon steel billets to reconsider whether it is aberrational.5 On January 28, 2015, the Department issued its Remand Redetermination. Consistent with the CIT’s instructions in the Remand Order, the Department recalculated the total quantity of carbon steel billets consumed by Chengde to produce subject merchandise during the period of review and explained why the surrogate value used for carbon steel billets in the AR 1 Final Results was not aberrational.6 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–943] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People’s Republic of China; Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results of Administrative Review Pursuant to Court Decision Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 28, 2015, the United States Court of International Trade (‘‘CIT’’) issued its final judgment 1 sustaining the Department of Commerce’s (the ‘‘Department’’) redetermination 2 issued pursuant to the CIT’s remand order in American Tubular Products, LLC v. United States, Ct. No. 13–00029, Slip Op. 14–116 (CIT September 26, 2014) (‘‘Remand Order’’), with respect to the Department’s amended final results 3 of the 2010– 2011 antidumping duty administrative review of certain oil country tubular goods (‘‘OCTG’’) from the People’s Republic of China. Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (‘‘CAFC’’) in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (‘‘Timken’’), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (‘‘Diamond Sawblades’’), the Department is notifying the public that AGENCY: 1 See American Tubular Products., LLC v. United States, Court No. 13–00029, Slip Op. 15–98 (CIT August 28, 2015) (‘‘ATP’’). 2 See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, American Tubular Products, LLC v. United States, Court No. 13–00029 (January 28, 2015) (‘‘Remand Redetermination’’). 3 See Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010– 2011, 77 FR 74644 (December 17, 2012), as amended by, Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010–2011, 78 FR 9033 (February 7, 2013) (collectively, ‘‘AR 1 Final Results’’). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4 See Remand Order at 14. at 16–17. 6 See Remand Redetermination at 2. 5 Id. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 186 (Friday, September 25, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57787-57789]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-602-808]


Silicomanganese From Australia: Preliminary Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of 
Final Determination

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily 
determines that silicomanganese from Australia is being, or is likely 
to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as 
provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
``Act''). The period of investigation is January 1, 2014 through 
December 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.

DATES: Effective Date: September 25, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok or Robert Bolling, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4162 or (202) 482-3434, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department published the notice of initiation of this 
investigation on March 17, 2015.\1\ Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of 
the Act, the Department postponed this preliminary LTFV determination 
by a period of 50 days.\2\
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    \1\ See Silicomanganese From Australia: Initiation of Less-Than-
Fair-Value Investigation, 80 FR 13829 (March 17, 2015).
    \2\ See Silicomanganese From Australia: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 80 FR 
35304 (June 19, 2015).

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Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of this investigation covers all forms, sizes and 
compositions of silicomanganese, except low-carbon silicomanganese, 
including silicomanganese briquettes, fines, and slag. Silicomanganese 
is properly classifiable under subheading 7202.30.0000 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). Low-carbon 
silicomanganese is excluded from the scope of this investigation. Low-
carbon silicomanganese is classifiable under HTSUS subheading 
7202.30.0000. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes. The written description of the scope is dispositive. 
A full description of the scope of the investigation is contained in 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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''). 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 
B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a 
complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum\3\ 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\ See Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, ``Decision Memorandum 
for the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Silicomanganese from Australia,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice. A list of the topics discussed in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum appears in Appendix I, below.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

All Others Rate

    Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated ``all 
others'' rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters 
and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de 
minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely under section 776 
of the Act. Pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, if the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for all 
exporters and producers individually examined are zero, de minimis, or 
determined based entirely under section 776 of the Act, the Department 
may use any reasonable method to establish the estimated dumping margin 
for all other producers or exporters.
    We based our calculation of the ``All Others'' rate on the margin 
calculated for Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company Pty Ltd. 
(``TEMCO''), the only mandatory respondent in this investigation.

Preliminary Determination

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

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                                                       Weighted-average
                Producer or exporter                    dumping margin
                                                           (percent)
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Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company Pty Ltd.....               11.93
All Others..........................................               11.93
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose the calculations performed within five days of any 
public announcement 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. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in 
case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the 
deadline date for case briefs.\4\ 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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    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.309.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance within 30 days of the date of 
publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party's 
name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and 
(3) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the 
hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and 
rebuttal briefs. 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 date and 
time to be determined. See 19 CFR 351.310(d). Parties should confirm by 
telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before 
the scheduled date.

Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    We received a request from the mandatory respondent, TEMCO, that we 
postpone the final determination and extend the application of the 
provisional measures prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a six-month period. 
Accordingly, we are postponing 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.\5\ The 
suspension of liquidation described below will be extended 
accordingly.\6\
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2) and (e); See also See Letter from 
TEMCO, ``Silicomanganese from Australia: Request for Postponement of 
Final Determination,'' dated September 8, 2015.
    \6\ Id.
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, we are directing 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to suspend liquidation of 
all entries of silicomanganese from Australia as described in the scope 
of the investigation section entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register.
    Pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), 
we will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the weighted-
average amount by which the NV exceeds CEP as

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indicated in the chart above.\7\ These suspension of liquidation 
instructions will remain in effect until further notice.
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    \7\ See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of 
Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 
(October 3, 2011).
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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 silicomanganese from Australia 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: September 17, 2015.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Period of Investigation
4. Postponement of Preliminary Determination
5. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures
6. Scope of the Investigation
7. Scope Comments
8. Discussion of Methodology
    Fair Value Comparisons
    A. Determination of Comparison Method
    B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
9. Product Comparisons
10. Date of Sale
11. Constructed Export Price
12. Normal Value
    A. Comparison Market Viability
    B. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm's-Length Test
    C. Level of Trade
    D. Cost of Production (COP)
    a. Calculation of COP
    b. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices
    c. Results of the COP Test
    E. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices
    F. Calculation of Normal Value Based on CV
13. Currency Conversion
14. U.S. International Trade Commission Notification
15. Disclosure and Public Comments
16. Verification
17. Conclusion
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