Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 61372-61373 [2015-25978]

Download as PDF 61372 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Notices above, we determined Borsuan’s rate based entirely on AFA in accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. Therefore, we used the rate calculated for Toscelik as the ‘‘all others’’ rate. We determine the total estimated net countervailable subsidy rates to be: Company mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Borusan Istikbal Ticaret, Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Borusan Mannesmann Boru Yatirim Holding A.S., and Borusan Holding A.S ....................... Toscelik Profil ve Sac ¸ Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali Demir Celik Sanayi A.S., Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S., Tosyali Elektrik Enerjisi Toptan Satis Ith. Ihr. A.S., and Tosyali Holding A.S.3 All Others .............................. duties deposited as a result of the suspension of liquidation will be refunded. ITC Notification In accordance with section 705(d) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of our determination. In addition, we are Subsidy rate making available to the ITC all non(percent) privileged and non-proprietary information related to this investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or 152.20 under an administrative protective order (APO), without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Return or Destruction of Proprietary Information 1.31 In the event that the ITC issues a final 1.31 negative injury determination, this notice will serve as the only reminder As a result of our affirmative to parties subject to the APO of their Preliminary Determination, pursuant to responsibility concerning the sections 703(d)(1)(B) and (2) of the Act, destruction of proprietary information we instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely of entries of subject merchandise from written notification of the return/ Turkey which were entered or destruction of APO materials or withdrawn from warehouse, for conversion to judicial protective order is consumption on or after March 20, hereby requested. Failure to comply 2015, the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination in the with the regulations and terms of an Federal Register. APO is a violation which is subject to In accordance with section 703(d) of sanction. the Act, we later issued instructions to This determination is issued and CBP to discontinue the suspension of published pursuant to sections 705(d) liquidation for CVD purposes for subject and 777(i) of the Act. merchandise entered, or withdrawn Dated: October 5, 2015. from warehouse, on or after July 18, Paul Piquado, 2015, but to continue the suspension of Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and liquidation of all entries from March 20, Compliance. 2015, through July 17, 2015, as Appendix I—Scope of the Investigation appropriate. We will issue a CVD order and The merchandise covered by this reinstate the suspension of liquidation investigation is circular welded carbon and in accordance with our final alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines (welded determination and under section 706(a) line pipe), not more than 24 inches in of the Act if the United States nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall International Trade Commission (ITC) thickness, length, surface finish, end finish, issues a final affirmative injury or stenciling. Welded line pipe is normally determination, and we will instruct CBP produced to the American Petroleum to require a cash deposit of estimated Institute (API) specification 5L, but can be countervailing duties for such entries of produced to comparable foreign merchandise in the amounts indicated specifications, to proprietary grades, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the above. If the ITC determines that physical description set forth above, material injury, or threat of material including multiple-stenciled pipe with an injury, does not exist, this proceeding API or comparable foreign specification line will be terminated and all estimated 3 In its December 15, 2014, response, Toscelik stated that Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. merged with its cross-owned affiliate, Tosyali Metal Ambalaj Sanayi A.S. (Tosyali Metal). Because Tosyali Metal no longer exists as a separate entity, we have not included it in the list of companies above. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 pipe stencil is covered by the scope of this investigation. The welded line pipe that is subject to this investigation is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.5000, PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, and 7306.19.5150. The subject merchandise may also enter in HTSUS 7305.11.1060 and 7305.12.1060. 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences IV. Subsidies Valuation Information V. Benchmark Interest Rates VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Analysis of Comments 1. Application of AFA to Borusan 2. Provision of Hot-Rolled Steel (HRS) for Less than Adequate Remuneration (LTAR)—Whether Eregli Demir ve Celik Fabrikalari T.A.S. (Erdemir) and Iskenderun Iron & Steel Works Co. (Isdemir) Are ‘‘Authorites’’ 3. Provision of HRS for LTAR—Using a Tier One or Tier Two Benchmark 4. Other Arguments Related to the Provision of HRS for LTAR 5. Provision of Land for LTAR 6. The Sales Denominator Used for Toscelik 7. Specificity and Countervailability of the Investment Encouragement Program: Customs Duty and Value Added Tax Exemption VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–25983 Filed 10–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–945; C–570–946] Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (the ‘‘ITC’’) have determined that revocation of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) and countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) orders on prestressed concrete steel wire strand (‘‘PC Strand’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, net countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States. Therefore, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Notices Effective Date: October 13, 2015. Bob Palmer (AD Order), AD/CVD Operations, Office V or Brendan Quinn (CVD Order), AD/CVD Operations, Office III; Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–9068 and (202) 482–5848, respectively. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 1, 2015, the Department initiated 1 and the ITC instituted 2 fiveyear (sunset) review of the AD and CVD orders on PC Strand from the PRC,3 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, the Department determined that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to the continuation of recurrence of net countervailable subsidies. Therefore, the Department notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping and subsidy rates likely to prevail should the orders be revoked, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) and (c) of the Act.4 On October 1, 2015, the ITC published its determination that revocation of the AD and CVD orders on PC Strand from the PRC would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.5 Scope of the Order mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty orders is PC strand, produced from wire of non-stainless, 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 80 FR 24900 (May 1, 2015). 2 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from China; Institution of a Five-Year Review, 80 FR 24976 (May 1, 2015). 3 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People’s Republic of China, 75 FR 37382 (June 29, 2010) and Pre-Stressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 38977 (July 7, 2010). 4 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 43063 (July 21, 2015) and Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 53497 (September 4, 2015). 5 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from China, 80 FR 59195 (October 1, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 non-galvanized steel, which is suitable for use in prestressed concrete (both pretensioned and post-tensioned) applications. The product definition encompasses covered and uncovered strand and all types, grades, and diameters of PC strand. PC strand is normally sold in the United States in sizes ranging from 0.25 inches to 0.70 inches in diameter. PC strand made from galvanized wire is only excluded from the scope if the zinc and/or zinc oxide coating meets or exceeds the 0.40 oz./ft2 standard set forth in ASTM–A– 475. Imports of the subject merchandise are currently classifiable under subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD and CVD orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and net countervailable subsidies, and of material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD and CVD orders on PC Strand from the PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: October 6, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–25978 Filed 10–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61373 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Water Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines July 14–22, 2016. International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing an Executive-led Water Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to Southeast Asia’s water infrastructure markets and to assist U.S. companies to find business partners and export their products and services to the region. The mission is intended to include representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with members that provide water infrastructure-related materials, products, services, and technology. The trade mission will visit three of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic markets and will help participants gain firsthand market knowledge and establish business contacts with senior decision makers. Participating firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to Southeast Asia. The mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments with prescreened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with state, local government officials (except in the Philippines) and industry leaders; and networking events. The mission will help participating firms and trade associations to gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goals of creating and strengthening water infrastructure programs, increasing U.S. exports of plumbing products to the region, as well as resolving waste and salinity contamination in Southeast Asia. By participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, U.S. companies will enhance their ability to secure meetings in these countries and gain greater exposure to the region through association with our diplomatic mission. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-945; C-570-946]


Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People's Republic 
of China: Continuation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Orders

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the 
International Trade Commission (the ``ITC'') have determined that 
revocation of the antidumping duty (``AD'') and countervailing duty 
(``CVD'') orders on prestressed concrete steel wire strand (``PC 
Strand'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would likely 
lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, net countervailable 
subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States. 
Therefore, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the 
antidumping and countervailing duty orders.

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DATES: Effective Date: October 13, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Palmer (AD Order), AD/CVD 
Operations, Office V or Brendan Quinn (CVD Order), AD/CVD Operations, 
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-
9068 and (202) 482-5848, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 1, 2015, the Department initiated \1\ and the ITC instituted 
\2\ five-year (sunset) review of the AD and CVD orders on PC Strand 
from the PRC,\3\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, the Department 
determined that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that revocation of the CVD 
order would likely lead to the continuation of recurrence of net 
countervailable subsidies. Therefore, the Department notified the ITC 
of the magnitude of the margins of dumping and subsidy rates likely to 
prevail should the orders be revoked, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) 
and 752(b) and (c) of the Act.\4\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 80 FR 24900 
(May 1, 2015).
    \2\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from China; 
Institution of a Five-Year Review, 80 FR 24976 (May 1, 2015).
    \3\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete 
Steel Wire Strand From the People's Republic of China, 75 FR 37382 
(June 29, 2010) and Pre-Stressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the 
People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty 
Order, 75 FR 38977 (July 7, 2010).
    \4\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 43063 (July 21, 2015) and Prestressed 
Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of Countervailing 
Duty Order, 80 FR 53497 (September 4, 2015).
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    On October 1, 2015, the ITC published its determination that 
revocation of the AD and CVD orders on PC Strand from the PRC would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an 
industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.\5\
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    \5\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from China, 80 FR 
59195 (October 1, 2015).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty orders is PC 
strand, produced from wire of non-stainless, non-galvanized steel, 
which is suitable for use in prestressed concrete (both pretensioned 
and post-tensioned) applications. The product definition encompasses 
covered and uncovered strand and all types, grades, and diameters of PC 
strand. PC strand is normally sold in the United States in sizes 
ranging from 0.25 inches to 0.70 inches in diameter. PC strand made 
from galvanized wire is only excluded from the scope if the zinc and/or 
zinc oxide coating meets or exceeds the 0.40 oz./ft\2\ standard set 
forth in ASTM-A-475. Imports of the subject merchandise are currently 
classifiable under subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is 
dispositive.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the AD and CVD orders would likely lead to a 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and net countervailable 
subsidies, and of material injury to an industry in the United States, 
pursuant to sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department 
hereby orders the continuation of the AD and CVD orders on PC Strand 
from the PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to 
collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of 
entry for all imports of subject merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of the orders will be the 
date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department 
intends to initiate the next five-year review of the orders not later 
than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of 
continuation.
    This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: October 6, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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