Antidumping Duty Investigations of Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India, Italy, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Notice of Correction to Preliminary Antidumping Determinations, 6236-6237 [2016-02288]

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6236-6237]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02288]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-863, A-475-832, A-570-026, A-580-878, A-583-856]


Antidumping Duty Investigations of Corrosion-Resistant Steel 
Products from India, Italy, the People's Republic of China, the 
Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Notice of Correction to Preliminary 
Antidumping Determinations

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley or Shanah Lee, Office 
III, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4987 and (202) 482-6386, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 4, 2016, the Department of 
Commerce (``Department'') published the preliminary determinations of 
sales for the antidumping investigations of corrosion-resistant steel 
products (``corrosion-resistant steel'') from India, Italy, the 
People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan.\1\ The 
Preliminary Determinations and Scope Comments Decision Memorandum 
contained inadvertent errors and omissions with respect to the ``Scope 
of the Investigation'' language. Specifically, in addition to 
typographical errors, the ``Scope of the Investigation'' in Appendix I 
to the Preliminary Determinations and Scope Comments Decision 
Memorandum inadvertently removed a reference to aluminum content, 
listed an incorrect Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') number (7215.20.1500), and omitted two HTSUS numbers 
(7215.90.5000 and 7217.20.1500). The correct scope of the 
investigations is included in the attached Appendix.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India: 
Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 63 (January 4, 
2016); Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Italy: 
Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 69 (January 4, 
2016); Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from Taiwan: 
Negative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
81 FR 72 (January 4, 2016); Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel 
Products From the People's Republic of China: Affirmative 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 75 (January 4, 2016); and 
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the Republic of 
Korea: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 78 
(January 4, 2016) (collectively, ``Preliminary Determinations''). 
See also the Department's memorandum accompanying the Preliminary 
Determinations, ``Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From 
the People's Republic of China, India, Italy, the Republic of Korea, 
and Taiwan: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Determinations,'' dated December 21, 2015 (``Scope Comments Decision 
Memorandum'').
    \2\ Following the preliminary determinations in the companion 
countervailing duty investigations of corrosion-resistant steel from 
the People's Republic of China, India, Italy, the Republic of Korea, 
and Taiwan, the Department placed the Scope Comments Decision 
Memorandum on the records of those investigations making the same 
changes to the scope of those investigations. Because the Scope 
Comments Decision Memorandum contained inadvertent errors and 
omissions with respect to the ``Scope of the Investigation'' 
language there, the Department intends to announce this corrected 
scope language in a memorandum to the file to be placed on the 
record in each of those countervailing duty investigations.
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    This correction to the Preliminary Determinations is issued and 
published in accordance with section 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended.

    Dated: February 1, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--Scope of the Investigations

    The products covered by this investigation are certain flat-
rolled steel products, either clad, plated, or coated with 
corrosion-resistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, 
aluminum-, nickel- or iron-based alloys, whether or not corrugated 
or painted, varnished, laminated, or coated with plastics or other 
non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating. The 
products covered include coils that have a width of 12.7 mm or 
greater, regardless of form of coil (e.g., in successively 
superimposed layers, spirally oscillating, etc.). The products 
covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight 
lengths) of a thickness less than 4.75 mm and a width that is 12.7 
mm or greater and that measures at least 10 times the thickness. The 
products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in 
straight lengths) of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and a width 
exceeding 150 mm and measuring at least twice the thickness. The 
products described above may be rectangular, square, circular, or 
other shape and include products of either rectangular or non-
rectangular cross-section where such cross-section is achieved 
subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which have been 
``worked after rolling'' (e.g., products which have been beveled or 
rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and thickness 
requirements referenced above:
    (1) where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is 
within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual 
measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions 
set forth above, and
    (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product 
(e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular cross-
section, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape, 
etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies.
    Steel products included in the scope of this investigation are 
products in which: (1) iron predominates, by weight, over each of 
the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or 
less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds 
the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:
     2.50 percent of manganese, or
     3.30 percent of silicon, or
     1.50 percent of copper, or
     1.50 percent of aluminum, or
     1.25 percent of chromium, or
     0.30 percent of cobalt, or
     0.40 percent of lead, or
     2.00 percent of nickel, or
     0.30 percent of tungsten (also called wolfram), or
     0.80 percent of molybdenum, or
     0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or
     0.30 percent of vanadium, or
     0.30 percent of zirconium
    Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this 
scope regardless of levels of boron and titanium.
    For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum 
degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-
free (``IF'')) steels and high strength low alloy (``HSLA'') steels. 
IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying 
levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to 
stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized 
as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, 
copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum.

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    Furthermore, this scope also includes Advanced High Strength 
Steels (``AHSS'') and Ultra High Strength Steels (``UHSS''), both of 
which are considered high tensile strength and high elongation 
steels.
    Subject merchandise also includes corrosion-resistant steel that 
has been further processed in a third country, including but not 
limited to annealing, tempering painting, varnishing, trimming, 
cutting, punching and/or slitting or any other processing that would 
not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the 
investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-
scope corrosion resistant steel.
    All products that meet the written physical description, and in 
which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted 
element levels listed above, are within the scope of this 
investigation unless specifically excluded. The following products 
are outside of and/or specifically excluded from the scope of this 
investigation:
     Flat-rolled steel products either plated or coated with 
tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (``terne 
plate''), or both chromium and chromium oxides (``tin free steel''), 
whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other 
non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating;
     Clad products in straight lengths of 4.7625 mm or more 
in composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and 
measures at least twice the thickness; and
     Certain clad stainless flat-rolled products, which are 
three-layered corrosion-resistant flat-rolled steel products less 
than 4.75 mm in composite thickness that consist of a flat-rolled 
steel product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%-60%-
20% ratio.
    The products subject to the investigation are currently 
classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') under item numbers: 7210.30.0030, 7210.30.0060, 
7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0091, 7210.49.0095, 
7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 
7210.70.6090, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 
7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 
7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, and 7212.60.0000.
    The products subject to the investigation may also enter under 
the following HTSUS item numbers: 7210.90.1000, 7215.90.1000, 
7215.90.3000, 7215.90.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.30.1530, 
7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 
7217.90.5090, 7225.91.0000, 7225.92.0000, 7225.99.0090, 
7226.99.0110, 7226.99.0130, 7226.99.0180, 7228.60.6000, 
7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000.
    The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the 
investigation is dispositive.

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