Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Turkey: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012, 36267-36268 [2016-13282]

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[FR Doc. 2016–13284 Filed 6–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–502] Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Turkey: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 11, 2016, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) issued Toscelik II,1 which sustained the Final Remand Results 2 that the Department of Commerce (the Department) issued in connection with Toscelik I,3 concerning the Department’s final results of administrative review of the countervailing duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey covering the period of review January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012 (POR).4 Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Timken,5 as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,6 the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department’s 2012 Final Results. The Department is also amending the 2012 Final Results with AGENCY: 1 See Toscelik Profil Ve SAC Endustrisi A.S. v. United States, Court No. 14–00211, Slip. Op. 16– 50 (CIT May 11, 2016) (Toscelik II). 2 See Final Results Of Redetermination Pursuant To Court Remand, Court No. 14–00211, Slip Op. 16–50 (May 11, 2016, May 11, 2016) (Final Remand Results), which is available at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/remands/index.html. 3 See Toscelik Profil Ve SAC Endustrisi A.S. v. United States, Court No. 14–00211, Slip. Op. 15– 144 (CIT December 21, 2015) (Toscelik I). 4 See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2012 and Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part, 79 FR 51140 (Aug. 27, 2014) and accompanying Issues and Decisions Memorandum (2012 Final Results). 5 See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken). 6 See Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36267 respect to Toscelik Profil Ve SAC Endustrisi A.S. (Toscelik). DATES: Effective May 21, 2016. John Conniff, 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) 482–1009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background On August 27, 2014, the Department issued the 2012 Final Results.7 In the 2012 Final Results, the Department assigned Toscelik the total net subsidy rate it had calculated for Toscelik in the prior review of that company, the 2011 Final Results.8 Toscelik had challenged its rate in the 2011 Final Results at the Court and, as a result of remand redetermination and the Court’s affirmance thereof, Toscelik’s rate from the 2011 Final Results decreased.9 Toscelik then challenged the Department’s 2012 Final Results, contending that the results of its challenge to the rate from the 2011 Final Results should extent to the rate the Department assigned Toscelik for the 2012 POR. At issue in the instant litigation was whether the Department should apply the rate the Department determined in the 2011 Amended Final Results to the 2012 Final Results, instead of the rate originally assigned to Toscelik, notwithstanding that Toscelik failed to exhaust its administrative remedies on this issue. The Court held that absent the administrative record underlying the 2011 subsidy rate (pulled forward to 2012), Toscelik lacked an argument ‘‘that could have resulted in redress of the error in the eleventh review.’’ 10 The Court further held that the 2012 determination with regard to Toscelik represented a ‘‘derivative action’’ that ‘‘turns wholly on the lawfulness vel non of the {2011 review}.’’ 11 The Court, thus, considered that in this case the law did not require Toscelik to file an administrative brief merely to preserve the right to appeal and directed Commerce to consider in its remand the 7 See 2012 Final Results. Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2011; 78 FR 64916, dated October 30, 2013. 9 See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Turkey Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi AS v. United States Court No. 13–00371; Slip Op. 14–126 (CIT 2014), dated February 13, 2015. 10 See Toscelik I, at 10. 11 Id. at 11. 8 See E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 36268 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 108 / Monday, June 6, 2016 / Notices amended final results of the 2011 review. On April 15, 2016, the Department filed the Final Remand Results with the Court, in which it assigned Toscelik for the 2012 review Toscelik’s amended de minimis rate from the 2011 Amended Final Results, which was de minimis.12 On May 11, 2016, the Court entered judgment sustaining the Final Remand Results.13 Timken Notice In Timken, 893 F.2d at 341, as clarified by Diamond Sawblades, 626 F.3d at 1381, the CAFC held that, pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department must publish a notice of a court decision that is not ‘‘in harmony’’ with a Department determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The Court’s judgment in Toscelik II sustaining the Final Remand Results constitutes a final decision of the Court that is not in harmony with the Department’s 2012 Final Results. This notice is published in fulfillment of the publication requirement of Timken. Amended Final Results Because there is now a final court decision, the Department is amending the 2012 Final Results with respect to Toscelik. The revised net subsidy rate for Toscelik during the period January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012, is as follows: Producer/exporter Total net subsidy rate Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. 0.44 percent, de minimis. sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Accordingly, the Department will continue the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise pending the expiration of the period of appeal or, if appealed, pending a final and conclusive court decision. In the event the Court’s ruling is not appealed or, if appealed, upheld in a final and conclusive court decision, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess antidumping duties on unliquidated entries of subject merchandise exported by the above listed exporters at the rate listed above. Cash Deposit Requirements Since the 2012 Final Results, the Department has established a new cash 12 See Final Remand Results at 5–6. While subject to the 2011 review, Toscelik was not selected for individual examination. 13 See Toscelik II at 1. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 deposit rate for Toscelik.14 Therefore, the cash deposit rate for Toscelik does not need to be updated as a result of these amended final results. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(e), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: May 27, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–13282 Filed 6–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with April anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Effective Dates: June 6, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Waters, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with April anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by the Department discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time. 14 See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2013 and Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part, 80 FR 61361 (October 13, 2015). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of No Sales If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no exports, sales, or entries during the period of review (‘‘POR’’), it must notify the Department within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. All submissions must be filed electronically at http://access.trade.gov in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.1 Such submissions are subject to verification in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy must be served on every party on the Department’s service list. Respondent Selection In the event the Department limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to requests made for the orders identified below, the Department intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We intend to place the CBP data on the record within five days of publication of the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 30 days of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection should be submitted seven days after the placement of the CBP data on the record of this review. Parties wishing to submit rebuttal comments should submit those comments five days after the deadline for the initial comments. In the event the Department decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act: In general, the Department has found that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be ‘‘collapsed’’ (i.e., treated as a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, the Department will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping 1 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-502]


Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Turkey: Notice 
of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012

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

SUMMARY: On May 11, 2016, the United States Court of International 
Trade (the Court) issued Toscelik II,\1\ which sustained the Final 
Remand Results \2\ that the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
issued in connection with Toscelik I,\3\ concerning the Department's 
final results of administrative review of the countervailing duty order 
on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey covering 
the period of review January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012 
(POR).\4\
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    \1\ See Toscelik Profil Ve SAC Endustrisi A.S. v. United States, 
Court No. 14-00211, Slip. Op. 16-50 (CIT May 11, 2016) (Toscelik 
II).
    \2\ See Final Results Of Redetermination Pursuant To Court 
Remand, Court No. 14-00211, Slip Op. 16-50 (May 11, 2016, May 11, 
2016) (Final Remand Results), which is available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/remands/index.html.
    \3\ See Toscelik Profil Ve SAC Endustrisi A.S. v. United States, 
Court No. 14-00211, Slip. Op. 15-144 (CIT December 21, 2015) 
(Toscelik I).
    \4\ See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From 
Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 
Calendar Year 2012 and Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review, in Part, 79 FR 51140 (Aug. 27, 2014) and 
accompanying Issues and Decisions Memorandum (2012 Final Results).
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    Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals 
for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Timken,\5\ as clarified by Diamond 
Sawblades,\6\ the Department is notifying the public that the final 
judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's 2012 
Final Results. The Department is also amending the 2012 Final Results 
with respect to Toscelik Profil Ve SAC Endustrisi A.S. (Toscelik).
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    \5\ See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 
1990) (Timken).
    \6\ See Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 
F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades).

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DATES: Effective May 21, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, 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) 482-1009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On August 27, 2014, the Department issued the 2012 Final 
Results.\7\ In the 2012 Final Results, the Department assigned Toscelik 
the total net subsidy rate it had calculated for Toscelik in the prior 
review of that company, the 2011 Final Results.\8\ Toscelik had 
challenged its rate in the 2011 Final Results at the Court and, as a 
result of remand redetermination and the Court's affirmance thereof, 
Toscelik's rate from the 2011 Final Results decreased.\9\ Toscelik then 
challenged the Department's 2012 Final Results, contending that the 
results of its challenge to the rate from the 2011 Final Results should 
extent to the rate the Department assigned Toscelik for the 2012 POR. 
At issue in the instant litigation was whether the Department should 
apply the rate the Department determined in the 2011 Amended Final 
Results to the 2012 Final Results, instead of the rate originally 
assigned to Toscelik, notwithstanding that Toscelik failed to exhaust 
its administrative remedies on this issue.
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    \7\ See 2012 Final Results.
    \8\ See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From 
Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 
Calendar Year 2011; 78 FR 64916, dated October 30, 2013.
    \9\ See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Turkey 
Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi AS v. United States Court No. 13-
00371; Slip Op. 14-126 (CIT 2014), dated February 13, 2015.
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    The Court held that absent the administrative record underlying the 
2011 subsidy rate (pulled forward to 2012), Toscelik lacked an argument 
``that could have resulted in redress of the error in the eleventh 
review.'' \10\ The Court further held that the 2012 determination with 
regard to Toscelik represented a ``derivative action'' that ``turns 
wholly on the lawfulness vel non of the {2011 review{time} .'' \11\ The 
Court, thus, considered that in this case the law did not require 
Toscelik to file an administrative brief merely to preserve the right 
to appeal and directed Commerce to consider in its remand the

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    \10\ See Toscelik I, at 10.
    \11\ Id. at 11.
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    On April 15, 2016, the Department filed the Final Remand Results 
with the Court, in which it assigned Toscelik for the 2012 review 
Toscelik's amended de minimis rate from the 2011 Amended Final Results, 
which was de minimis.\12\ On May 11, 2016, the Court entered judgment 
sustaining the Final Remand Results.\13\
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    \12\ See Final Remand Results at 5-6. While subject to the 2011 
review, Toscelik was not selected for individual examination.
    \13\ See Toscelik II at 1.
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Timken Notice

    In Timken, 893 F.2d at 341, as clarified by Diamond Sawblades, 626 
F.3d at 1381, the CAFC held that, pursuant to section 516A(e) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department must publish a 
notice of a court decision that is not ``in harmony'' with a Department 
determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a 
``conclusive'' court decision. The Court's judgment in Toscelik II 
sustaining the Final Remand Results constitutes a final decision of the 
Court that is not in harmony with the Department's 2012 Final Results. 
This notice is published in fulfillment of the publication requirement 
of Timken.

Amended Final Results

    Because there is now a final court decision, the Department is 
amending the 2012 Final Results with respect to Toscelik. The revised 
net subsidy rate for Toscelik during the period January 1, 2012, 
through December 31, 2012, is as follows:

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             Producer/exporter                 Total net subsidy rate
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Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S.....  0.44 percent, de minimis.
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    Accordingly, the Department will continue the suspension of 
liquidation of the subject merchandise pending the expiration of the 
period of appeal or, if appealed, pending a final and conclusive court 
decision. In the event the Court's ruling is not appealed or, if 
appealed, upheld in a final and conclusive court decision, the 
Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess 
antidumping duties on unliquidated entries of subject merchandise 
exported by the above listed exporters at the rate listed above.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    Since the 2012 Final Results, the Department has established a new 
cash deposit rate for Toscelik.\14\ Therefore, the cash deposit rate 
for Toscelik does not need to be updated as a result of these amended 
final results.
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    \14\ See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From 
Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 
Calendar Year 2013 and Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review, in Part, 80 FR 61361 (October 13, 2015).
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
516A(e), 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: May 27, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-13282 Filed 6-3-16; 8:45 am]
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