Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan and the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 45955-45960 [2016-16798]

Download as PDF Vol. 81 Thursday, No. 135 July 14, 2016 Part VII Department of Commerce mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES2 International Trade Administration Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders and Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order; Notices VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:10 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\14JYN2.SGM 14JYN2 45956 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–873, A–570–029] Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders 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 antidumping duty orders on certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). DATES: Effective Date: July 14, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trisha Tran at (202) 482–4852 (Japan), Scott Hoefke at 202–482–4947 (PRC), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES2 Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on May 24, 2016, the Department published the final determinations of sales at less than fair value in the antidumping duty investigations of certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan and the PRC.1 On July 7, 2016, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of imports of certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan and the PRC.2 In addition, the ITC notified the 1 Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 81 FR 32721 (May 24, 2016) (Final Determination) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, see also Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 81 FR 32721 (May 24, 2016) (PRC Final Determination) 81 FR 32725 (May 24, 2016) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 2 See Letter to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Irving A. Williamson, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding certain cold-rolled steel flat products from China and Japan (July 7, 2016) (ITC Letter). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:10 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 Department of its final determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise from Japan and the PRC that are subject to the Department’s final affirmative critical circumstances findings.3 Scope of the Order: Japan The products covered by this order are certain cold-rolled (cold-reduced), flat-rolled steel products, whether or not annealed, painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances. The products covered do not include those that are clad, plated, or coated with metal. The products covered include coils that have a width or other lateral measurement (‘‘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 crosssection 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 nonrectangular 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 order 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 See also Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from China and Japan (Investigation Nos. 701–TA–541 and 731–TA–1284 and 1286 (Final), USITC Publication 4619, July 2016) (Final). 3 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 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, high strength low alloy (‘‘HSLA’’) steels, motor lamination steels, Advanced High Strength Steels (‘‘AHSS’’), and Ultra High Strength Steels (‘‘UHSS’’). 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. Motor lamination steels contain microalloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. AHSS and UHSS are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels, although AI–ISS and UHSS are covered whether or not they are high tensile strength or high elongation steels. Subject merchandise includes coldrolled 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 order if performed in the country of manufacture of the cold-rolled 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 order unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/ or specifically excluded from the scope of this order: • Ball bearing steels; 4 4 Ball bearing steels are defined as steels which contain, in addition to iron, each of the following elements by weight in the amount specified: (i) Not E:\FR\FM\14JYN2.SGM 14JYN2 45957 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Notices • Tool steels; 5 • Silico-manganese steel; 6 • Grain-oriented electrical steels (‘‘GOES’’) as defined in the final determination of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany, Japan, and Poland.7 • Non-Oriented Electrical Steels (‘‘NOES’’), as defined in the Element C Weight % ...... 0.90–1.05 antidumping orders issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce in NonOriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan.8 Also excluded from the scope of this order is ultra-tempered automotive steel, which is hardened, tempered, Si Mn 0.15–0.35 • Physical properties: surface polished, and meets the following specifications: • Thickness: less than or equal to 1.0 mm; • Width: less than or equal to 330 mm; • Chemical composition: P 0.30–0.50 S Less than or equal to 0.03 ................ Less than or equal to 0.006. 7215.50.0063, 7215.50.0065, 7215.50.0090, 7215.90.5000, 7217.10.1000, 7217.10.2000, 7217.10.3000, 7217.10.7000, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.19.0000, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.99.0180, 7228.50.5015, 7228.50.5040, 7228.50.5070, 7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and CBP purposes only. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. • Microstructure: Completely free from decarburization. Carbides are spheroidal and fine within 1% to 4% (area percentage) and are undissolved in the uniform tempered martensite; • Surface roughness: Less than or equal to 0.80 mm Rz; • Non-metallic inclusion: D Sulfide inclusion less than or equal to 0.04% (area percentage) D Oxide inclusion less than or equal to 0.05% (area percentage); and • The mill test certificate must demonstrate that the steel is proprietary grade ‘‘PK’’ and specify the following: D The exact tensile strength, which must be greater than or equal to 1600 N/ mm2; D The exact hardness, which must be greater than or equal to 465 Vickers hardness number; D The exact elongation, which must be between 2.5% and 9.5%; and D Certified as having residual compressive stress within a range of 100 to 400 N/mm2. The products subject to this order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers: 7209.15.0000, 7209.16.0030, 7209.16.0060, 7209.16.0070, 7209.16.0091, 7209.17.0030, 7209.17.0060, 7209.17.0070, 7209.17.0091, 7209.18.1530, 7209.18.1560, 7209.18.2510, 7209.18.2520, 7209.18.2580, 7209.18.6020, 7209.18.6090, 7209.25.0000, 7209.26.0000, 7209.27.0000, 7209.28.0000, 7209.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7211.23.1500, 7211.23.2000, 7211.23.3000, 7211.23.4500, 7211.23.6030, 7211.23.6060, 7211.23.6090, 7211.29.2030, 7211.29.2090, 7211.29.4500, 7211.29.6030, 7211.29.6080, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.50.8080, 7225.99.0090, 7226.92.5000, 7226.92.7050, and 7226.92.8050. The products subject to the order may also enter under the following HTSUS numbers: 7210.90.9000, 7212.50.0000, 7215.10.0010, 7215.10.0080, 7215.50.0016, 7215.50.0018, 7215.50.0020, 7215.50.0061, The products covered by this order are certain cold-rolled (cold-reduced), flat-rolled steel products, whether or not annealed, painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances. The products covered do not include those that are clad, plated, or coated with metal. The products covered include coils that have a width or other lateral measurement (‘‘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., less than 0.95 nor more than 1.13 percent of carbon; (ii) not less than 0.22 nor more than 0.48 percent of manganese; (iii) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of sulfur; (iv) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of phosphorus; (v) not less than 0.18 nor more than 0.37 percent of silicon; (vi) not less than 1.25 nor more than 1.65 percent of chromium; (vii) none, or not more than 0.28 percent of nickel; (viii) none, or not more than 0.38 percent of copper; and (ix) none, or not more than 0.09 percent of molybdenum. 5 Tool steels are defined as steels which contain the following combinations of elements in the quantity by weight respectively indicated: (i) More than 1.2 percent carbon and more than 10.5 percent chromium; or (ii) not less than 0.3 percent carbon and 1.25 percent or more but less than 10.5 percent chromium; or (iii) not less than 0.85 percent carbon and 1 percent to 1.8 percent, inclusive, manganese; or (iv) 0.9 percent to 1.2 percent, inclusive, chromium and 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent, inclusive, molybdenum; or (v) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less than 3.5 percent molybdenum; or (vi) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less than 5.5 percent tungsten. 6 Silico-manganese steel is defined as steels containing by weight: (i) Not more than 0.7 percent of carbon; (ii) 0.5 percent or more but not more than 1.9 percent of manganese, and (iii) 0.6 percent or more but not more than 2.3 percent of silicon. 7 See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany, Japan, and Poland: Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Certain Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 79 FR 42,501, 42,503 (July 22, 2014) (‘‘Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany, Japan, and Poland’’). This determination defines grain-oriented electrical steel as ‘‘a flat-rolled alloy steel product containing by weight at least 0.6 percent but not more than 6 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other element in an amount that would give the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, in coils or in straight lengths.’’ 8 See Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 71,741, 71,741– 42 (December 3, 2014) (‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan’’). The orders define NOES as ‘‘coldrolled, flat-rolled, alloy steel products, whether or not in coils, regardless of width, having an actual thickness of 0.20 mm or more, in which the core loss is substantially equal in any direction of magnetization in the plane of the material. The term ‘substantially equal’ means that the cross grain direction of core loss is no more than 1.5 times the straight grain direction (i.e., the rolling direction) of core loss. NOES has a magnetic permeability that does not exceed 1.65 Tesla when tested at a field of 800 A/m (equivalent to 10 Oersteds) along (i.e., parallel to) the rolling direction of the sheet (i.e., B800 value). NOES contains by weight more than 1.00 percent of silicon but less than 3.5 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, and not more than 1.5 percent of aluminum. NOES has a surface oxide coating, to which an insulation coating may be applied.’’ Width less than or equal to 150mm. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES2 Width of 150 to 330mm. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Flatness of less than 0.2% of nominal strip width. Flatness of less than 5 mm of nominal strip width. 19:10 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 Scope of the Order: PRC E:\FR\FM\14JYN2.SGM 14JYN2 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES2 45958 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Notices 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 crosssection 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 nonrectangular 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 order 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, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, motor lamination steels, Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS), and Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS). IF steels are VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:10 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. Motor lamination steels contain microalloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. AHSS and UHSS are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels, although AHSS and UHSS are covered whether or not they are high tensile strength or high elongation steels. Subject merchandise includes coldrolled 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 order if performed in the country of manufacture of the cold-rolled 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 order unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/ or specifically excluded from the scope of this order: • Ball bearing steels; 9 • Tool steels; 10 • Silico-manganese steel; 11 • Grain-oriented electrical steels (GOES) as defined in the final determination of the U.S. Department of 9 Ball bearing steels are defined as steels which contain, in addition to iron, each of the following elements by weight in the amount specified: (i) Not less than 0.95 nor more than 1.13 percent of carbon; (ii) not less than 0.22 nor more than 0.48 percent of manganese; (iii) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of sulfur; (iv) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of phosphorus; (v) not less than 0.18 nor more than 0.37 percent of silicon; (vi) not less than 1.25 nor more than 1.65 percent of chromium; (vii) none, or not more than 0.28 percent of nickel; (viii) none, or not more than 0.38 percent of copper; and (ix) none, or not more than 0.09 percent of molybdenum. 10 Tool steels are defined as steels which contain the following combinations of elements in the quantity by weight respectively indicated: (i) More than 1.2 percent carbon and more than 10.5 percent chromium; or (ii) not less than 0.3 percent carbon and 1.25 percent or more but less than 10.5 percent chromium; or (iii) not less than 0.85 percent carbon and 1 percent to 1.8 percent, inclusive, manganese; or (iv) 0.9 percent to 1.2 percent, inclusive, chromium and 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent, inclusive, molybdenum; or (v) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less than 3.5 percent molybdenum; or (vi) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less than 5.5 percent tungsten. 11 Silico-manganese steel is defined as steels containing by weight: (i) Not more than 0.7 percent of carbon; (ii) 0.5 percent or more but not more than 1.9 percent of manganese, and (iii) 0.6 percent or more but not more than 2.3 percent of silicon. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 Commerce in Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany, Japan, and Poland.12 • Non-Oriented Electrical Steels (NOES), as defined in the antidumping orders issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce in Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan.13 The products subject to this order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7209.15.0000, 7209.16.0030, 7209.16.0060, 7209.16.0070, 7209.16.0091, 7209.17.0030, 7209.17.0060, 7209.17.0070, 7209.17.0091, 7209.18.1530, 7209.18.1560, 7209.18.2510, 7209.18.2520, 7209.18.2580, 7209.18.6020, 7209.18.6090, 7209.25.0000, 7209.26.0000, 7209.27.0000, 7209.28.0000, 7209.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7211.23.1500, 7211.23.2000, 7211.23.3000, 7211.23.4500, 7211.23.6030, 7211.23.6060, 7211.23.6090, 7211.29.2030, 7211.29.2090, 7211.29.4500, 7211.29.6030, 7211.29.6080, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.50.8080, 7225.99.0090, 7226.92.5000, 7226.92.7050, and 7226.92.8050. The products subject to the order may also enter under the 12 See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany, Japan, and Poland: Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Certain Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 79 FR 42501, 42503 (Dep’t of Commerce, July 22, 2014). This determination defines grain-oriented electrical steel as ‘‘a flatrolled alloy steel product containing by weight at least 0.6 percent but not more than 6 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other element in an amount that would give the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, in coils or in straight lengths.’’ 13 See Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 71741, 71741–42 (Dep’t of Commerce, December 3, 2014). The orders define NOES as ‘‘cold-rolled, flat-rolled, alloy steel products, whether or not in coils, regardless of width, having an actual thickness of 0.20 mm or more, in which the core loss is substantially equal in any direction of magnetization in the plane of the material. The term ‘substantially equal’ means that the cross grain direction of core loss is no more than 1.5 times the straight grain direction (i.e., the rolling direction) of core loss. NOES has a magnetic permeability that does not exceed 1.65 Tesla when tested at a field of 800 A/m (equivalent to 10 Oersteds) along (i.e., parallel to) the rolling direction of the sheet (i.e., B800 value). NOES contains by weight more than 1.00 percent of silicon but less than 3.5 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, and not more than 1.5 percent of aluminum. NOES has a surface oxide coating, to which an insulation coating may be applied.’’ E:\FR\FM\14JYN2.SGM 14JYN2 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Notices following HTSUS numbers: 7210.90.9000, 7212.50.0000, 7215.10.0010, 7215.10.0080, 7215.50.0016, 7215.50.0018, 7215.50.0020, 7215.50.0061, 7215.50.0063, 7215.50.0065, 7215.50.0090, 7215.90.5000, 7217.10.1000, 7217.10.2000, 7217.10.3000, 7217.10.7000, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.19.0000, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.99.0180, 7228.50.5015, 7228.50.5040, 7228.50.5070, 7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES2 Antidumping Duty Order In accordance with sections 735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that imports of certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan and the PRC are materially injuring a U.S. industry.14 Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing these antidumping duty orders. Because the ITC determined that imports of certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan and the PRC are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Japan and the PRC, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. As a result of the ITC’s final determination, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan and the PRC. These antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries from Japan and the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 7, 2016, the date on which the Department published the Preliminary Determinations,15 but will not include 14 See ITC Letter. Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary 15 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:10 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final injury determination, as further described below. Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on entries of subject merchandise from Japan and the PRC. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the estimated amount by which the normal value exceeds the U.S. price as indicated in the chart below, adjusted where appropriate for export subsidies and estimated domestic subsidy passthrough.16 These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits at rates equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determinations, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit at rates equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins listed below.17 The relevant all-others rate (for Japan) or the rate for the PRC-wide entity (for the PRC), as applicable, apply to all producers or exporters not specifically listed. For the purpose of determining cash deposit rates, the estimated weighted-average dumping margins for imports of subject merchandise from the PRC will be adjusted, as appropriate, for export subsidies found in the final determination of the companion countervailing duty investigation of this merchandise imported from the PRC.18 Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 81 FR 11747 (March 7, 2016); Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain ColdRolled Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 71 FR 11751 (March 7, 2016) (collectively, Preliminary Determinations). 16 See PRC Final Determination, 81 FR at 32726 (describing the adjustments to the antidumping duty margins in more detail); see also sections 772(c)(1)(C) and 777A(f) of the Act, respectively. Unlike in administrative reviews, the Department calculates the adjustment for export subsidies in investigations not in the margin calculation program, but in the cash deposit instructions issued to CBP. See, e.g., Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances: Certain Lined Paper Products from India, 71 FR 45012 (August 8, 2006), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 1. 17 See section 736(a)(3) of the Act. 18 See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China: Final PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 45959 Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. In the underlying investigation, the Department published the Preliminary Determinations on March 7, 2016.19 Therefore, the four-month period beginning on the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determinations ended on July 4, 2016. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of certain coldrolled steel flat products from Japan and the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after July 4, 2016, the date the provisional measures expired, and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margin The weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages are as follows: Exporter/producer Japan: JFE Steel Corporation ............ Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation ................ All-Others .................................... PRC: PRC-Wide Entity ..................... Weightedaverage margin (percent) 71.35 71.35 71.35 265.79 Critical Circumstances With regard to the ITC’s negative critical circumstances determination on imports of certain cold-rolled steel from Japan and the PRC, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposit made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of the merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Partial Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 81 FR 32729 (May 24, 2016). 19 See Preliminary Determinations. E:\FR\FM\14JYN2.SGM 14JYN2 45960 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Notices after December 8, 2015 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the preliminary determinations), but before March 7, 2016, the publication date of the preliminary determinations. Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan and the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http:// www.trade.gov/enforcement/. These orders are published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: July 11, 2016. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–16798 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–030] Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China: 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 certain cold-rolled steel flat products (coldrolled steel) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). DATES: Effective Date: July 14, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Bordas at (202) 482–3813 or John Corrigan at (202) 482–7438, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES2 Background On May 24, 2016, the Department published its final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of cold-rolled steel from the PRC.1 On July 1 See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Partial Affirmative Critical Circumstances VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:10 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 7, 2016, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and section 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of coldrolled steel from the PRC, and its determination pursuant to section 705(b)(4)(A) of the Act that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise from the PRC that are subject to the Department’s affirmative critical circumstances finding, in part.2 Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain cold-rolled (cold-reduced), flat-rolled steel products, whether or not annealed, painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances. The products covered do not include those that are clad, plated, or coated with metal. The products covered include coils that have a width or other lateral measurement (‘‘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 crosssection 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 Determination, 81 FR 32729 (May 26, 2016) (Final Determination). 2 See Letter to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Irving A Williamson, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding certain cold-rolled steel flat products from China and Japan (July 7, 2016) (ITC Letter). See also Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from China and Japan (Investigation Nos. 701–TA–541 and 731–TA–1284 and 1286 (Final), USITC Publication 4619, July 2016) (Final). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 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 nonrectangular 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 order 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, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, motor lamination steels, Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS), and Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS). 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. Motor lamination steels contain microalloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. AHSS and UHSS are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels, although AHSS and UHSS are covered whether or not they are high tensile strength or high elongation steels. Subject merchandise includes coldrolled 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 E:\FR\FM\14JYN2.SGM 14JYN2

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-873, A-570-029]


Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan and the 
People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders

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 antidumping duty orders on certain cold-
rolled steel flat products from Japan and the People's Republic of 
China (PRC).

DATES: Effective Date: July 14, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trisha Tran at (202) 482-4852 (Japan), 
Scott Hoefke at 202-482-4947 (PRC), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and 
Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on May 24, 2016, 
the Department published the final determinations of sales at less than 
fair value in the antidumping duty investigations of certain cold-
rolled steel flat products from Japan and the PRC.\1\ On July 7, 2016, 
the ITC notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to 
section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, that an industry in the United 
States is materially injured within the meaning of section 
735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of imports of certain cold-rolled 
steel flat products from Japan and the PRC.\2\ In addition, the ITC 
notified the Department of its final determination that critical 
circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject 
merchandise from Japan and the PRC that are subject to the Department's 
final affirmative critical circumstances findings.\3\
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    \1\ Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Final 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final 
Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 81 FR 32721 
(May 24, 2016) (Final Determination) and accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum, see also Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat 
Products from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Final 
Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 81 FR 32721 
(May 24, 2016) (PRC Final Determination) 81 FR 32725 (May 24, 2016) 
and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See Letter to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of 
Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, from Irving A. Williamson, 
Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, regarding 
certain cold-rolled steel flat products from China and Japan (July 
7, 2016) (ITC Letter). See also Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from 
China and Japan (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-541 and 731-TA-1284 and 
1286 (Final), USITC Publication 4619, July 2016) (Final).
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Scope of the Order: Japan

    The products covered by this order are certain cold-rolled (cold-
reduced), flat-rolled steel products, whether or not annealed, painted, 
varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances. 
The products covered do not include those that are clad, plated, or 
coated with metal. The products covered include coils that have a width 
or other lateral measurement (``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 order 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, high strength low alloy (``HSLA'') steels, motor 
lamination steels, Advanced High Strength Steels (``AHSS''), and Ultra 
High Strength Steels (``UHSS''). 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. Motor 
lamination steels contain micro-alloying levels of elements such as 
silicon and aluminum. AHSS and UHSS are considered high tensile 
strength and high elongation steels, although AI-ISS and UHSS are 
covered whether or not they are high tensile strength or high 
elongation steels.
    Subject merchandise includes cold-rolled 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 order if 
performed in the country of manufacture of the cold-rolled 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 order unless 
specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or 
specifically excluded from the scope of this order:
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    \4\ Ball bearing steels are defined as steels which contain, in 
addition to iron, each of the following elements by weight in the 
amount specified: (i) Not less than 0.95 nor more than 1.13 percent 
of carbon; (ii) not less than 0.22 nor more than 0.48 percent of 
manganese; (iii) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of sulfur; (iv) 
none, or not more than 0.03 percent of phosphorus; (v) not less than 
0.18 nor more than 0.37 percent of silicon; (vi) not less than 1.25 
nor more than 1.65 percent of chromium; (vii) none, or not more than 
0.28 percent of nickel; (viii) none, or not more than 0.38 percent 
of copper; and (ix) none, or not more than 0.09 percent of 
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    \5\ Tool steels are defined as steels which contain the 
following combinations of elements in the quantity by weight 
respectively indicated: (i) More than 1.2 percent carbon and more 
than 10.5 percent chromium; or (ii) not less than 0.3 percent carbon 
and 1.25 percent or more but less than 10.5 percent chromium; or 
(iii) not less than 0.85 percent carbon and 1 percent to 1.8 
percent, inclusive, manganese; or (iv) 0.9 percent to 1.2 percent, 
inclusive, chromium and 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent, inclusive, 
molybdenum; or (v) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less 
than 3.5 percent molybdenum; or (vi) not less than 0.5 percent 
carbon and not less than 5.5 percent tungsten.
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    \6\ Silico-manganese steel is defined as steels containing by 
weight: (i) Not more than 0.7 percent of carbon; (ii) 0.5 percent or 
more but not more than 1.9 percent of manganese, and (iii) 0.6 
percent or more but not more than 2.3 percent of silicon.
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     Grain-oriented electrical steels (``GOES'') as defined in 
the final determination of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Grain-
Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany, Japan, and Poland.\7\
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    \7\ See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany, Japan, and 
Poland: Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Certain Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 
79 FR 42,501, 42,503 (July 22, 2014) (``Grain-Oriented Electrical 
Steel From Germany, Japan, and Poland''). This determination defines 
grain-oriented electrical steel as ``a flat-rolled alloy steel 
product containing by weight at least 0.6 percent but not more than 
6 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more 
than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other element in an amount that 
would give the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, in 
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     Non-Oriented Electrical Steels (``NOES''), as defined in 
the antidumping orders issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 
Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People's Republic of China, 
Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan.\8\
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    \8\ See Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People's Republic 
of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan: 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 71,741, 71,741-42 (December 3, 2014) 
(``Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People's Republic of 
China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan''). 
The orders define NOES as ``cold-rolled, flat-rolled, alloy steel 
products, whether or not in coils, regardless of width, having an 
actual thickness of 0.20 mm or more, in which the core loss is 
substantially equal in any direction of magnetization in the plane 
of the material. The term `substantially equal' means that the cross 
grain direction of core loss is no more than 1.5 times the straight 
grain direction (i.e., the rolling direction) of core loss. NOES has 
a magnetic permeability that does not exceed 1.65 Tesla when tested 
at a field of 800 A/m (equivalent to 10 Oersteds) along (i.e., 
parallel to) the rolling direction of the sheet (i.e., B800 value). 
NOES contains by weight more than 1.00 percent of silicon but less 
than 3.5 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, 
and not more than 1.5 percent of aluminum. NOES has a surface oxide 
coating, to which an insulation coating may be applied.''

Also excluded from the scope of this order is ultra-tempered automotive 
steel, which is hardened, tempered, surface polished, and meets the 
following specifications:
     Thickness: less than or equal to 1.0 mm;
     Width: less than or equal to 330 mm;
     Chemical composition:

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Weight %.............       0.90-1.05       0.15-0.35       0.30-0.50  Less than or equal    Less than or equal
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     Physical properties:

Width less than or equal to 150mm.........  Flatness of less than 0.2%
                                             of nominal strip width.
Width of 150 to 330mm.....................  Flatness of less than 5 mm
                                             of nominal strip width.
 

     Microstructure: Completely free from decarburization. 
Carbides are spheroidal and fine within 1% to 4% (area percentage) and 
are undissolved in the uniform tempered martensite;
     Surface roughness: Less than or equal to 0.80 [micro]m Rz;
     Non-metallic inclusion:
    [ssquf] Sulfide inclusion less than or equal to 0.04% (area 
percentage)
    [ssquf] Oxide inclusion less than or equal to 0.05% (area 
percentage); and
     The mill test certificate must demonstrate that the steel 
is proprietary grade ``PK'' and specify the following:
    [ssquf] The exact tensile strength, which must be greater than or 
equal to 1600 N/mm\2\;
    [ssquf] The exact hardness, which must be greater than or equal to 
465 Vickers hardness number;
    [ssquf] The exact elongation, which must be between 2.5% and 9.5%; 
and
    [ssquf] Certified as having residual compressive stress within a 
range of 100 to 400 N/mm\2\.
    The products subject to this order are currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') under item 
numbers: 7209.15.0000, 7209.16.0030, 7209.16.0060, 7209.16.0070, 
7209.16.0091, 7209.17.0030, 7209.17.0060, 7209.17.0070, 7209.17.0091, 
7209.18.1530, 7209.18.1560, 7209.18.2510, 7209.18.2520, 7209.18.2580, 
7209.18.6020, 7209.18.6090, 7209.25.0000, 7209.26.0000, 7209.27.0000, 
7209.28.0000, 7209.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7211.23.1500, 7211.23.2000, 
7211.23.3000, 7211.23.4500, 7211.23.6030, 7211.23.6060, 7211.23.6090, 
7211.29.2030, 7211.29.2090, 7211.29.4500, 7211.29.6030, 7211.29.6080, 
7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.50.8080, 
7225.99.0090, 7226.92.5000, 7226.92.7050, and 7226.92.8050. The 
products subject to the order may also enter under the following HTSUS 
numbers: 7210.90.9000, 7212.50.0000, 7215.10.0010, 7215.10.0080, 
7215.50.0016, 7215.50.0018, 7215.50.0020, 7215.50.0061, 7215.50.0063, 
7215.50.0065, 7215.50.0090, 7215.90.5000, 7217.10.1000, 7217.10.2000, 
7217.10.3000, 7217.10.7000, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 
7217.90.5090, 7225.19.0000, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.99.0180, 
7228.50.5015, 7228.50.5040, 7228.50.5070, 7228.60.8000, and 
7229.90.1000.
    The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and CBP 
purposes only. The written description of the scope of the order is 
dispositive.

Scope of the Order: PRC

    The products covered by this order are certain cold-rolled (cold-
reduced), flat-rolled steel products, whether or not annealed, painted, 
varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances. 
The products covered do not include those that are clad, plated, or 
coated with metal. The products covered include coils that have a width 
or other lateral measurement (``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.,

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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 order 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, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, motor lamination 
steels, Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS), and Ultra High Strength 
Steels (UHSS). 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. Motor lamination 
steels contain micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and 
aluminum. AHSS and UHSS are considered high tensile strength and high 
elongation steels, although AHSS and UHSS are covered whether or not 
they are high tensile strength or high elongation steels.
    Subject merchandise includes cold-rolled 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 order if 
performed in the country of manufacture of the cold-rolled 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 order unless 
specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or 
specifically excluded from the scope of this order:
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    \9\ Ball bearing steels are defined as steels which contain, in 
addition to iron, each of the following elements by weight in the 
amount specified: (i) Not less than 0.95 nor more than 1.13 percent 
of carbon; (ii) not less than 0.22 nor more than 0.48 percent of 
manganese; (iii) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of sulfur; (iv) 
none, or not more than 0.03 percent of phosphorus; (v) not less than 
0.18 nor more than 0.37 percent of silicon; (vi) not less than 1.25 
nor more than 1.65 percent of chromium; (vii) none, or not more than 
0.28 percent of nickel; (viii) none, or not more than 0.38 percent 
of copper; and (ix) none, or not more than 0.09 percent of 
molybdenum.
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     Tool steels; \10\
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    \10\ Tool steels are defined as steels which contain the 
following combinations of elements in the quantity by weight 
respectively indicated: (i) More than 1.2 percent carbon and more 
than 10.5 percent chromium; or (ii) not less than 0.3 percent carbon 
and 1.25 percent or more but less than 10.5 percent chromium; or 
(iii) not less than 0.85 percent carbon and 1 percent to 1.8 
percent, inclusive, manganese; or (iv) 0.9 percent to 1.2 percent, 
inclusive, chromium and 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent, inclusive, 
molybdenum; or (v) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less 
than 3.5 percent molybdenum; or (vi) not less than 0.5 percent 
carbon and not less than 5.5 percent tungsten.
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     Silico-manganese steel; \11\
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    \11\ Silico-manganese steel is defined as steels containing by 
weight: (i) Not more than 0.7 percent of carbon; (ii) 0.5 percent or 
more but not more than 1.9 percent of manganese, and (iii) 0.6 
percent or more but not more than 2.3 percent of silicon.
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     Grain-oriented electrical steels (GOES) as defined in the 
final determination of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Grain-
Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany, Japan, and Poland.\12\
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    \12\ See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany, Japan, 
and Poland: Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value 
and Certain Final Affirmative Determination of Critical 
Circumstances, 79 FR 42501, 42503 (Dep't of Commerce, July 22, 
2014). This determination defines grain-oriented electrical steel as 
``a flat-rolled alloy steel product containing by weight at least 
0.6 percent but not more than 6 percent of silicon, not more than 
0.08 percent of carbon, not more than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and 
no other element in an amount that would give the steel the 
characteristics of another alloy steel, in coils or in straight 
lengths.''
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     Non-Oriented Electrical Steels (NOES), as defined in the 
antidumping orders issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce in Non-
Oriented Electrical Steel From the People's Republic of China, Germany, 
Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan.\13\
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    \13\ See Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People's 
Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, 
and Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 71741, 71741-42 (Dep't of 
Commerce, December 3, 2014). The orders define NOES as ``cold-
rolled, flat-rolled, alloy steel products, whether or not in coils, 
regardless of width, having an actual thickness of 0.20 mm or more, 
in which the core loss is substantially equal in any direction of 
magnetization in the plane of the material. The term `substantially 
equal' means that the cross grain direction of core loss is no more 
than 1.5 times the straight grain direction (i.e., the rolling 
direction) of core loss. NOES has a magnetic permeability that does 
not exceed 1.65 Tesla when tested at a field of 800 A/m (equivalent 
to 10 Oersteds) along (i.e., parallel to) the rolling direction of 
the sheet (i.e., B800 value). NOES contains by weight more than 1.00 
percent of silicon but less than 3.5 percent of silicon, not more 
than 0.08 percent of carbon, and not more than 1.5 percent of 
aluminum. NOES has a surface oxide coating, to which an insulation 
coating may be applied.''
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    The products subject to this order are currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item 
numbers: 7209.15.0000, 7209.16.0030, 7209.16.0060, 7209.16.0070, 
7209.16.0091, 7209.17.0030, 7209.17.0060, 7209.17.0070, 7209.17.0091, 
7209.18.1530, 7209.18.1560, 7209.18.2510, 7209.18.2520, 7209.18.2580, 
7209.18.6020, 7209.18.6090, 7209.25.0000, 7209.26.0000, 7209.27.0000, 
7209.28.0000, 7209.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7211.23.1500, 7211.23.2000, 
7211.23.3000, 7211.23.4500, 7211.23.6030, 7211.23.6060, 7211.23.6090, 
7211.29.2030, 7211.29.2090, 7211.29.4500, 7211.29.6030, 7211.29.6080, 
7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.50.8080, 
7225.99.0090, 7226.92.5000, 7226.92.7050, and 7226.92.8050. The 
products subject to the order may also enter under the

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following HTSUS numbers: 7210.90.9000, 7212.50.0000, 7215.10.0010, 
7215.10.0080, 7215.50.0016, 7215.50.0018, 7215.50.0020, 7215.50.0061, 
7215.50.0063, 7215.50.0065, 7215.50.0090, 7215.90.5000, 7217.10.1000, 
7217.10.2000, 7217.10.3000, 7217.10.7000, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 
7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.19.0000, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 
7226.99.0180, 7228.50.5015, 7228.50.5040, 7228.50.5070, 7228.60.8000, 
and 7229.90.1000.
    The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and U.S. 
Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the 
order is dispositive.

Antidumping Duty Order

    In accordance with sections 735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(d) of the Act, 
the ITC has notified the Department of its final determination in this 
investigation, in which it found that imports of certain cold-rolled 
steel flat products from Japan and the PRC are materially injuring a 
U.S. industry.\14\ Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of 
the Act, we are publishing these antidumping duty orders. Because the 
ITC determined that imports of certain cold-rolled steel flat products 
from Japan and the PRC are materially injuring a U.S. industry, 
unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Japan and the PRC, 
entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the 
assessment of antidumping duties.
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    \14\ See ITC Letter.
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    As a result of the ITC's final determination, in accordance with 
section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the 
Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal 
value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed 
export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of certain 
cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan and the PRC. These 
antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries from Japan 
and the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after March 7, 2016, the date on which the Department published the 
Preliminary Determinations,\15\ but will not include entries occurring 
after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before 
publication of the ITC's final injury determination, as further 
described below.
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    \15\ See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: 
Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical 
Circumstances, 81 FR 11747 (March 7, 2016); Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the 
People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Preliminary Affirmative 
Determination of Critical Circumstances, 71 FR 11751 (March 7, 2016) 
(collectively, Preliminary Determinations).
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will 
instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on entries of subject 
merchandise from Japan and the PRC. We will also instruct CBP to 
require cash deposits equal to the estimated amount by which the normal 
value exceeds the U.S. price as indicated in the chart below, adjusted 
where appropriate for export subsidies and estimated domestic subsidy 
pass-through.\16\ These instructions suspending liquidation will remain 
in effect until further notice.
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    \16\ See PRC Final Determination, 81 FR at 32726 (describing the 
adjustments to the antidumping duty margins in more detail); see 
also sections 772(c)(1)(C) and 777A(f) of the Act, respectively. 
Unlike in administrative reviews, the Department calculates the 
adjustment for export subsidies in investigations not in the margin 
calculation program, but in the cash deposit instructions issued to 
CBP. See, e.g., Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value, and Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances: 
Certain Lined Paper Products from India, 71 FR 45012 (August 8, 
2006), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 1.
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    We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits at rates equal 
to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins indicated below. 
Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC's final 
affirmative injury determinations, CBP will require, at the same time 
as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject 
merchandise, a cash deposit at rates equal to the estimated weighted-
average dumping margins listed below.\17\ The relevant all-others rate 
(for Japan) or the rate for the PRC-wide entity (for the PRC), as 
applicable, apply to all producers or exporters not specifically 
listed. For the purpose of determining cash deposit rates, the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins for imports of subject 
merchandise from the PRC will be adjusted, as appropriate, for export 
subsidies found in the final determination of the companion 
countervailing duty investigation of this merchandise imported from the 
PRC.\18\
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    \17\ See section 736(a)(3) of the Act.
    \18\ See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the 
People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty 
Determination and Final Partial Affirmative Critical Circumstances 
Determination, 81 FR 32729 (May 24, 2016).
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Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six 
months. In the underlying investigation, the Department published the 
Preliminary Determinations on March 7, 2016.\19\ Therefore, the four-
month period beginning on the date of the publication of the 
Preliminary Determinations ended on July 4, 2016. Furthermore, section 
737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the 
date of publication of the ITC's final injury determination. Therefore, 
in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will 
instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to 
liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries 
of certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan and the PRC 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after July 4, 
2016, the date the provisional measures expired, and through the day 
preceding the date of publication of the ITC's final injury 
determination in the Federal Register.
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    \19\ See Preliminary Determinations.
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Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margin

    The weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages are as 
follows:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                      Exporter/producer                         margin
                                                               (percent)
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Japan:
  JFE Steel Corporation.....................................       71.35
  Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation.................       71.35
All-Others..................................................       71.35
PRC:
  PRC-Wide Entity...........................................      265.79
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Critical Circumstances

    With regard to the ITC's negative critical circumstances 
determination on imports of certain cold-rolled steel from Japan and 
the PRC, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash 
deposit made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with 
respect to entries of the merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or

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after December 8, 2015 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication 
of the preliminary determinations), but before March 7, 2016, the 
publication date of the preliminary determinations.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to 
certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan and the PRC pursuant 
to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of 
antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http://www.trade.gov/enforcement/.
    These orders are published in accordance with section 736(a) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: July 11, 2016.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-16798 Filed 7-13-16; 8:45 am]
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