Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 61366-61368 [2015-25980]

Download as PDF 61366 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Notices with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 705(d) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: October 5, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is circular welded carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines (welded line pipe), not more than 24 inches in nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, end finish, or stenciling. Welded line pipe is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5L, but can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, to proprietary grades, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above, including multiple-stenciled pipe with an API or comparable foreign specification line 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, 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Use of Facts Otherwise Available V. Subsidies Valuation VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Analysis of Comments 1. Electricity for Less Than Adequate Remuneration (LTAR) 2. Unreported Subsidies 3. Specificity of RSTA Tax Programs 4. Special Rural Development Tax 5. Husteel as a Mandatory or Voluntary Respondent VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–25967 Filed 10–9–15; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–876] Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that welded line pipe from the Republic of Korea (Korea) 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 (POI) is October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: October 13, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger or Ross Belliveau, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4136 or (202) 482–4952, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 22, 2015, the Department published the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of welded line pipe from Korea.1 For a history of events following the publication of the Preliminary Determination, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum,2 which is hereby adopted by this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically 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 it is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 1 See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 80 FR 29620 (May 22, 2015) (Preliminary Determination). 2 See Memorandum entitled ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Welded Line Pipe from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The scope of the investigation covers welded line pipe, which is carbon and alloy steel pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines, not more than 24 inches in nominal outside diameter. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum,3 which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as Appendix II. Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, during the period June through August 2015, we verified the sales and cost information submitted by HYSCO and SeAH for use in our final determination. We used standard verification procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting and production records, and original source documents provided by HYSCO and SeAH.4 Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at verification, we made certain changes to the margin calculations for HYSCO and SeAH. For a discussion of these changes, see the ‘‘Margin Calculations’’ section of the Issues and 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 3 See Id. Memoranda to the File entitled ‘‘Verification of the Cost Response of SeAH Steel Corporation in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Welded Line Pipe from Korea,’’ and ‘‘Verification of the Cost Response of Hyundai HYSCO Co. Ltd. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Welded Line Pipe from South Korea,’’ dated July 31, 2015; Memorandum to the File entitled ‘‘Verification of the Sales Responses of Hyundai HYSCO (HYSCO),’’ dated August 18, 2015; and Memorandum to the File entitled ‘‘Verification of the Sales Responses of SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH) and Pusan Pipe America (PPA),’’ dated August 24, 2015. 4 See E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES established for exporters and producers individually investigated excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and margins determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. In this investigation, we calculated weightedaverage dumping margins for both mandatory respondents that are above de minimis and which are not based on section 776 of the Act. However, because there are only two relevant weighted-average dumping margins for this final determination, using a weighted-average of these two rates risks disclosure of business proprietary data. Therefore, the Department assigned a margin to the all-others rate companies based on the simple average of the two mandatory respondents’ rates.5 determined in this final determination adjusted, as appropriate, for export subsidies found in the final determination of the companion countervailing duty investigation; 7 (2) if the exporter is not a mandatory respondent identified in this investigation, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the producer of the subject merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rates for all other producers or exporters will be 4.36 percent. The suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. ITC Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of the final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the final Final Determination determination in this proceeding is The final weighted-average dumping affirmative, in accordance with section margins are as follows: 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the Weighted domestic industry in the United States Average is materially injured, or threatened with Exporter/Manufacturer dumping material injury, by reason of imports of margin welded line pipe from Korea no later (percent) than 45 days after our final 6 ....................... Hyundai HYSCO 6.19 determination. If the ITC determines SeAH Steel Corporation ............. 2.53 that material injury or threat of material All-Others .................................... 4.36 injury does not exist, the proceeding will be terminated and all cash deposits Disclosure will be refunded. If the ITC determines We will disclose the calculations that such injury does exist, the performed within five days of the date Department will issue an antidumping of any public announcement of this duty order directing CBP to assess, upon notice to parties in this proceeding in further instruction by the Department, accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or Continuation of Suspension of withdrawn from warehouse, for Liquidation consumption on or after the effective In accordance with section date of the suspension of liquidation. 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department Notification Regarding Administrative will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend Protective Orders (APO) liquidation of all appropriate entries of This notice serves as a reminder to welded line pipe from Korea, as parties subject to APO of their described in Appendix I of this notice, responsibility concerning the which were entered, or withdrawn from disposition of proprietary information warehouse, for consumption on or after disclosed under APO in accordance May 22, 2015, the date of publication of with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely the preliminary determination of this notification of the return or destruction investigation in the Federal Register. of APO materials, or conversion to Further, the Department will instruct judicial protective order, is hereby CBP to require a cash deposit equal to requested. Failure to comply with the the amount by which normal value regulations and the terms of an APO is exceeds U.S. price as follows: (1) For the a sanctionable violation. mandatory respondents listed above, the This determination and this notice are cash deposit rate will be equal to the issued and published pursuant to dumping margin which the Department sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. 5 See Memorandum to the File entitled ‘‘Calculation of the All-Others Rate for the Final Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Welded Line Pipe from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with this memorandum. 6 See discussion in footnote 2 above. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 7 In this case, although the product under investigation is also subject to a countervailing duty investigation, the Department found no countervailing duty determined to constitute an export subsidy. Therefore, we did not offset the cash deposit rates shown above for purposes of this determination. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61367 Dated; October 5, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is circular welded carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines (welded line pipe), not more than 24 inches in nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, end finish, or stenciling. Welded line pipe is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5L, but can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, to proprietary grades, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above, including multiple-stenciled pipe with an API or comparable foreign specification line 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, 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 General Comments 1. Differential Pricing Analysis 2. Other Issues Related to Differential Pricing Analysis 3. Selection of Additional Mandatory/ Voluntary Respondents 4. Consolidation of Grade Codes 5. Reasonableness of the Reported Costs Company-Specific Comments HYSCO 6. HYSCO’s Classification of Certain ‘‘Local Sales’’ as Home Market Sales 7. Sales of Non-Prime Merchandise 8. Revision of Certain Home Market Shipment and Sales Dates 9. Allocation of Full Costs to the Production of Non-Prime Products 10. Alleged Errors Relating to the Major Input Analysis 11. Revision of G&A Expenses 12. Financial Expense Ratio 13. Constructed Value Profit 14. Affiliated Processors’ Cost Data and Adjustments to the Toll Processing Costs 15. Adjustment to Steel Costs to Reflect Yield Loss 16. Unreconciled Cost Difference 17. Adjustment for Certain Fees Paid to Affiliates SeAH 18. Domestic Inland Freight E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 61368 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Notices 19. U.S. Credit Expenses 20. U.S. Indirect Selling Expenses 21. Affiliated Party Purchases 22. G&A Expenses 23. Production Costs of the Pohang Plant 24. Financial Expenses Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the Order 2 is OBAs and is currently classifiable under subheadings 3204.20.8000, 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 2921.59.8090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.3 [FR Doc. 2015–25980 Filed 10–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–848] Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 5, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (OBAs) from Taiwan.1 The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd. (TFM). For the final results, we find that TFM has not sold subject merchandise at less than normal value. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: October 13, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Cartsos or Minoo Hatten, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1757, and (202) 482–1690, respectively. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On June 5, 2015, the Department published the Preliminary Results of this review in the Federal Register. We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On July 20, 2015, TFM submitted a case brief. No other party submitted case or rebuttal briefs. No party requested a hearing. The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 1 See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2104, 80 FR 32085 (June 5, 2015) (Preliminary Results). 21:23 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes to the Preliminary Results. For a discussion of these changes, see Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Results of Review As a result of this review, we determine that a weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for TFM for the period May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014. Assessment In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212 and the Final Modification,4 the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Analysis of the Comments Received All issues raised in the case brief submitted in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted with this notice. A list of the issues raised is attached as an Appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and it is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. 2 See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27419 (May 10, 2012) (Order). 3 A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan: Issues and Decision Memorandum for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013– 2014’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 4 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate all appropriate entries for TFM without regard to antidumping duties. Consistent with the Department’s assessment practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by TFM for which it did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate un-reviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.5 We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of OBAs from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for TFM will be 0.00 percent, the weighted average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for other manufacturers and exporters covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 6.19 percent, the all-others rate established in the less than fair value investigation.6 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification). 5 For a full discussion, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 6 The all-others rate established in the Order. E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-876]


Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that 
welded line pipe from the Republic of Korea (Korea) 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 (POI) is October 1, 2013, 
through September 30, 2014. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV 
are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: October 13, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger or Ross Belliveau, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4136 or (202) 482-
4952, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 22, 2015, the Department published the Preliminary 
Determination of sales at LTFV of welded line pipe from Korea.\1\ For a 
history of events following the publication of the Preliminary 
Determination, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum,\2\ which is 
hereby adopted by this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a 
public document and is on file electronically 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 it is available to all parties in the 
Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and 
electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical 
in content.
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    \1\ See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of 
Final Determination, 80 FR 29620 (May 22, 2015) (Preliminary 
Determination).
    \2\ See Memorandum entitled ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for 
the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation of Welded Line Pipe from the Republic of Korea,'' 
dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision 
Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of the investigation covers welded line pipe, which is 
carbon and alloy steel pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines, 
not more than 24 inches in nominal outside diameter. For a complete 
description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in 
this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum,\3\ which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the 
issues raised is attached to this notice as Appendix II.
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    \3\ See Id.
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Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, during the period June 
through August 2015, we verified the sales and cost information 
submitted by HYSCO and SeAH for use in our final determination. We used 
standard verification procedures, including an examination of relevant 
accounting and production records, and original source documents 
provided by HYSCO and SeAH.\4\
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    \4\ See Memoranda to the File entitled ``Verification of the 
Cost Response of SeAH Steel Corporation in the Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Welded Line Pipe from Korea,'' and ``Verification 
of the Cost Response of Hyundai HYSCO Co. Ltd. in the Antidumping 
Duty Investigation of Welded Line Pipe from South Korea,'' dated 
July 31, 2015; Memorandum to the File entitled ``Verification of the 
Sales Responses of Hyundai HYSCO (HYSCO),'' dated August 18, 2015; 
and Memorandum to the File entitled ``Verification of the Sales 
Responses of SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH) and Pusan Pipe America 
(PPA),'' dated August 24, 2015.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at 
verification, we made certain changes to the margin calculations for 
HYSCO and SeAH. For a discussion of these changes, see the ``Margin 
Calculations'' section of the Issues and 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

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established for exporters and producers individually investigated 
excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and margins determined 
entirely under section 776 of the Act. In this investigation, we 
calculated weighted-average dumping margins for both mandatory 
respondents that are above de minimis and which are not based on 
section 776 of the Act. However, because there are only two relevant 
weighted-average dumping margins for this final determination, using a 
weighted-average of these two rates risks disclosure of business 
proprietary data. Therefore, the Department assigned a margin to the 
all-others rate companies based on the simple average of the two 
mandatory respondents' rates.\5\
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    \5\ See Memorandum to the File entitled ``Calculation of the 
All-Others Rate for the Final Determination in the Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Welded Line Pipe from the Republic of Korea,'' 
dated concurrently with this memorandum.
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Final Determination

    The final weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

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                    Exporter/Manufacturer                       dumping
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Hyundai HYSCO\6\............................................        6.19
SeAH Steel Corporation......................................        2.53
All-Others..................................................        4.36
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Disclosure

    We will disclose the calculations performed within five days of the 
date of any public announcement of this notice to parties in this 
proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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    \6\ See discussion in footnote 2 above.
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department 
will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to 
suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of welded line pipe from 
Korea, as described in Appendix I of this notice, which were entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after May 22, 2015, 
the date of publication of the preliminary determination of this 
investigation in the Federal Register.
    Further, the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit 
equal to the amount by which normal value exceeds U.S. price as 
follows: (1) For the mandatory respondents listed above, the cash 
deposit rate will be equal to the dumping margin which the Department 
determined in this final determination adjusted, as appropriate, for 
export subsidies found in the final determination of the companion 
countervailing duty investigation; \7\ (2) if the exporter is not a 
mandatory respondent identified in this investigation, but the producer 
is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the producer 
of the subject merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rates for all 
other producers or exporters will be 4.36 percent. The suspension of 
liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice.
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    \7\ In this case, although the product under investigation is 
also subject to a countervailing duty investigation, the Department 
found no countervailing duty determined to constitute an export 
subsidy. Therefore, we did not offset the cash deposit rates shown 
above for purposes of this determination.
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ITC Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
ITC of the final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because 
the final determination in this proceeding is affirmative, in 
accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will 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 welded line pipe from Korea no later than 45 days 
after our final determination. If the ITC determines that material 
injury or threat of material injury does not exist, the proceeding will 
be terminated and all cash deposits will be refunded. If the ITC 
determines that such injury does exist, the Department will issue an 
antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further 
instruction by the Department, antidumping duties on all imports of the 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of 
liquidation.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders (APO)

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to APO of their 
responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or 
conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a 
sanctionable violation.
    This determination and this notice are issued and published 
pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated; October 5, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is circular welded 
carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe of a kind 
used for oil or gas pipelines (welded line pipe), not more than 24 
inches in nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, 
length, surface finish, end finish, or stenciling. Welded line pipe 
is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute (API) 
specification 5L, but can be produced to comparable foreign 
specifications, to proprietary grades, or can be non-graded 
material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above, 
including multiple-stenciled pipe with an API or comparable foreign 
specification line 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, 
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

General Comments

1. Differential Pricing Analysis
2. Other Issues Related to Differential Pricing Analysis
3. Selection of Additional Mandatory/Voluntary Respondents
4. Consolidation of Grade Codes
5. Reasonableness of the Reported Costs

Company-Specific Comments

HYSCO

6. HYSCO's Classification of Certain ``Local Sales'' as Home Market 
Sales
7. Sales of Non-Prime Merchandise
8. Revision of Certain Home Market Shipment and Sales Dates
9. Allocation of Full Costs to the Production of Non-Prime Products
10. Alleged Errors Relating to the Major Input Analysis
11. Revision of G&A Expenses
12. Financial Expense Ratio
13. Constructed Value Profit
14. Affiliated Processors' Cost Data and Adjustments to the Toll 
Processing Costs
15. Adjustment to Steel Costs to Reflect Yield Loss
16. Unreconciled Cost Difference
17. Adjustment for Certain Fees Paid to Affiliates

SeAH

18. Domestic Inland Freight

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19. U.S. Credit Expenses
20. U.S. Indirect Selling Expenses
21. Affiliated Party Purchases
22. G&A Expenses
23. Production Costs of the Pohang Plant
24. Financial Expenses

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