Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Countervailing Duty Order, 75054 [2015-30503]

Download as PDF 75054 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 230 / Tuesday, December 1, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–823] Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on welded line pipe from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). DATES: Effective Date: December 1, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3874. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On October 13, 2015, the Department published its final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of welded line pipe from Turkey.1 On November 20, 2015, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from Turkey.2 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order 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 1 See Welded Line Pipe from the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 80 FR 61371 (October 13, 2015). 2 See Letter to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Meredith Broadbent, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding welded line pipe from the Turkey (November 20, 2015). See also Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey, Investigation Nos. 701–TA–525 and 731–TA–1260–1261 (Final), USITC Publication 4580 (November 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:35 Nov 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above, including multiplestenciled pipe with an API or comparable foreign specification line pipe stencil is covered by the scope of this order. The welded line pipe that is subject to this order 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 order is dispositive. Countervailing Duty Order In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination that the industry in the United States producing welded line pipe is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of welded line pipe from Turkey. Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this countervailing duty order. As a result of the ITC’s final determination, in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, countervailing duties on unliquidated entries of welded line pipe entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 20, 2015, the date on which the Department published its preliminary countervailing duty determination in the Federal Register,3 and before July 18, 2015, the date on which the Department instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. Therefore, entries of welded line pipe made on or after July 18, 2015, and prior to the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of countervailing duties due 3 See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Determination, 80 FR 14943 (March 20, 2015). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 to the Department’s discontinuation, effective July 18, 2015, of the suspension of liquidation. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of welded line pipe from Turkey, effective the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon further advice by the Department pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject merchandise. On or after the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register, CBP must require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the rates noted below: Producer/ Exporter 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 ... All Others .............................. Net subsidy rate (percent) 152.20 1.31 1.31 This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect to welded line pipe from Turkey, pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce Building, for a copy of an updated list of countervailing duty orders currently in effect. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: November 23, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–30503 Filed 11–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-823]


Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Countervailing Duty 
Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), 
the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on welded line 
pipe from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey).

DATES: Effective Date: December 1, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3874.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 13, 2015, the Department published its final 
determination in the countervailing duty investigation of welded line 
pipe from Turkey.\1\ On November 20, 2015, the ITC notified the 
Department of its final determination pursuant to section 
705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that 
an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of 
subsidized imports of subject merchandise from Turkey.\2\
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    \1\ See Welded Line Pipe from the Republic of Turkey: Final 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 80 FR 61371 (October 
13, 2015).
    \2\ See Letter to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of 
Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Meredith Broadbent, 
Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding 
welded line pipe from the Turkey (November 20, 2015). See also 
Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey, Investigation Nos. 
701-TA-525 and 731-TA-1260-1261 (Final), USITC Publication 4580 
(November 2015).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order 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 order.
    The welded line pipe that is subject to this order 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 order is dispositive.

Countervailing Duty Order

    In accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, 
the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination that the 
industry in the United States producing welded line pipe is materially 
injured by reason of subsidized imports of welded line pipe from 
Turkey. Therefore, in accordance with section 705(c)(2) of the Act, we 
are publishing this countervailing duty order.
    As a result of the ITC's final determination, in accordance with 
section 706(a) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the 
Department, countervailing duties on unliquidated entries of welded 
line pipe entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after March 20, 2015, the date on which the Department published its 
preliminary countervailing duty determination in the Federal 
Register,\3\ and before July 18, 2015, the date on which the Department 
instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation in 
accordance with section 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) of the Act 
states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary 
determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. 
Therefore, entries of welded line pipe made on or after July 18, 2015, 
and prior to the date of publication of the ITC's final determination 
in the Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of 
countervailing duties due to the Department's discontinuation, 
effective July 18, 2015, of the suspension of liquidation.
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    \3\ See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: 
Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping 
Determination, 80 FR 14943 (March 20, 2015).
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will 
direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of welded line 
pipe from Turkey, effective the date of publication of the ITC's notice 
of final determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon 
further advice by the Department pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the 
Act, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in 
an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the 
subject merchandise. On or after the date of publication of the ITC's 
final injury determination in the Federal Register, CBP must require, 
at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties 
on this merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the rates noted below:

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                                                            Net subsidy
                   Producer/ Exporter                          rate
                                                             (percent)
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Borusan Istikbal Ticaret, Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi          152.20
 ve Ticaret A.S., Borusan Mannesmann Boru Yatirim
 Holding A.S., and Borusan Holding A.S..................
Tos[ccedil]elik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali              1.31
 Demir Celik Sanayi A.S., Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S.,
 Tosyali Elektrik Enerjisi Toptan Satis Ith. Ihr. A.S.,
 and Tosyali Holding A.S................................
All Others..............................................            1.31
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    This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect 
to welded line pipe from Turkey, pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. 
Interested parties may contact the Department's Central Records Unit, 
Room B8024 of the main Commerce Building, for a copy of an updated list 
of countervailing duty orders currently in effect.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with section 
706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: November 23, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2015-30503 Filed 11-30-15; 8:45 am]
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