Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 47347-47349 [2016-17313]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2016 / Notices request a hearing remain the dates established in the Preliminary Results. This correction to the Preliminary Results is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1), 751(a)(2)(A)(i) and (ii), 751(a)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: July 14, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–17307 Filed 7–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–979] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce DATES: Effective July 21, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen or Erin Kearney, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–2769 or (202) 482– 0167, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On December 7, 2012 the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) (Order).1 On December 1, 2015, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order.2 The Department received multiple timely requests for an administrative review of the Order. On February 9, 2016, in accordance with section 751(a) of Tariff Act of 1930, as 1 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018 (December 7, 2012). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 80 FR 75058 (December 1, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Jul 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 amended (the Act), the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of the initiation of an administrative review of the Order.3 The administrative review was initiated with respect to 44 companies or groups of companies, and covers the period from December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015. Requesting parties have subsequently timely withdrawn all review requests for five companies or groups of companies for which the Department initiated a review, as discussed below. Rescission of Review, in Part Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. All requesting parties withdrew their respective requests for an administrative review of the five companies or groups of companies listed in the Appendix within 90 days of the date of publication of Initiation Notice. Accordingly, the Department is rescinding this review with respect to these companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).4 Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(l)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers whose entries Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 6832 (February 9, 2016) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 4 See Appendix. As stated in Change in Practice in NME Reviews, the Department will no longer consider the non-market economy (‘‘NME’’) entity as an exporter conditionally subject to administrative reviews. See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013) (‘‘Change in Practice in NME Reviews’’). The PRC-wide entity is not subject to this administrative review because no interested party requested a review of the entity. See Initiation Notice. PO 00000 3 See Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47347 will be liquidated as a result of this rescission notice, of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s assumption that the reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: July 13, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Appendix • • • • Jinko Solar Co., Ltd. Jinko Solar Import and Export Co., Ltd. JinkoSolar International Limited Yingli Green Energy International Trading Company Limited • Zhejiang Jinko Solar Co., Ltd. [FR Doc. 2016–17302 Filed 7–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–880] Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 47348 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2016 / Notices from the Republic of Korea (Korea) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective July 21, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood or Alice Maldonado, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3874 or (202) 482–4682, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 1, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of HWR pipes and tubes from Korea.1 A summary of the events that occurred since the Department published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.2 Scope of the Investigation The scope of the investigation covers HWR pipes and tubes of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a nominal wall thickness of not less than 4 mm. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I. Analysis of Comments Received asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as Appendix II. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 1 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 81 FR 10585 (March 1, 2016) (Preliminary Determination). 2 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Jul 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov and it is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B–8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, in February and March 2016, we verified the sales and cost information submitted by mandatory respondents Dong-A Steel Company (DOSCO) and HiSteel Co., Ltd (HiSteel) for use in our final determination. We used standard verification procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting and production records, and original source documents provided by DOSCO and HiSteel.3 All-Others Rate Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated all-others rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted-average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and margins determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. For the final determination, the Department calculated the ‘‘all others’’ rate based on a weighted average of DOSCO’s and HiSteel’s margins using publicly-ranged quantities of their sales of subject merchandise.4 Final Determination The final weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Exporter/Manufacturer Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Dong-A Steel Company ........ HiSteel Co., Ltd .................... All Others .............................. Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at verification, we made certain changes to the margin calculations for DOSCO and HiSteel. For a discussion of these changes, see the ‘‘Margin Calculations’’ section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Disclosure We will disclose the calculations performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). 3 See Memorandum to the File from Alice Maldonado and Elizabeth Eastwood, Senior Analysts, and Whitley Herndon, Analyst, entitled, ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of DOSCO America, Inc. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Korea,’’ dated April 6, 2016; Memorandum to the file from Alice Maldonado and Elizabeth Eastwood, Senior Analysts, and Whitley Herndon, Analyst, entitled, ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of Dong-A Steel Company in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Korea,’’ dated April 8, 2016; Memorandum to the File, from Heidi K. Schriefer and Kristin Case, Senior Accountants, entitled, ‘‘Verification of the Cost Response of Dong-A Steel Company in the Antidumping Duty Less Than Fair Value Investigation of Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Korea,’’ dated April 5, 2016; Memorandum to the file from Elizabeth Eastwood and Alice Maldonado, Senior Analysts, and Whitley Herndon, Analyst, entitled, ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of HiSteel Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Korea,’’ dated April 6, 2016; and Memorandum to the File, from Kristin L. Case, Senior Accountant, entitled, ‘‘Verification of the Cost Response of HiSteel Co., Ltd. in the Less-ThanFair-Value Investigation of Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Korea,’’ dated April 6, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2.34 3.82 3.24 Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of HWR pipes and tubes from Korea, as described in Appendix I of this notice, which were entered, or withdrawn from 4 See Memorandum to the File from Alice Maldonado, Senior Analyst, entitled, ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea: Calculation of the Final Margin for All Other Companies,’’ dated July 14, 2016. With two respondents, we normally calculate (A) a weighted-average of the dumping margins calculated for the mandatory respondents; (B) a simple average of the dumping margins calculated for the mandatory respondents; and (C) a weighted-average of the dumping margins calculated for the mandatory respondents using each company’s publicly-ranged values for the merchandise under consideration. We compare (B) and (C) to (A) and select the rate closest to (A) as the most appropriate rate for all other companies. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, and Revocation of an Order in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (September 1, 2010). E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2016 / Notices warehouse, for consumption on or after March 1, 2016, the date of publication of the preliminary determination of this investigation in the Federal Register. Further, the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the estimated amount by which the normal value exceeds the U.S. price as shown above. International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of the final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the final determination in this proceeding is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of HWR pipes and tubes from Korea no later than 45 days after our final determination. If the ITC determines that material injury or threat of material injury does not exist, the proceeding will be terminated and all cash deposits will be refunded. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, the Department will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders (APO) This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This determination and this notice are issued and published pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are certain heavy walled rectangular welded steel pipes and tubes of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a nominal wall thickness of not less than 4 Jkt 238001 List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Margin Calculations V. Discussion of the Issues 1. U.S. Date of Sale 2. Weight Basis for Comparison Methodology 3. Costs for Non-Prime Merchandise 4. Differential Pricing Rulemaking 5. Differential Pricing Patterns and a Meaningful Difference 6. Verification Corrections 7. DOSCO’s Constructed Export (CEP) Offset Claim 8. Raw Material Costs for DOSCO VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–17313 Filed 7–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [C–489–825] Appendix I 17:15 Jul 20, 2016 Appendix II International Trade Administration Dated: July 14, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 mm. The merchandise includes, but is not limited to, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A–500, grade B specifications, or comparable domestic or foreign specifications. Included products are those 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 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 • 2.0 percent of nickel, or • 0.30 percent of tungsten, 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. The subject merchandise is currently provided for in item 7306.61.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 7306.61.3000. While the HTSUS subheadings and ASTM specification are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47349 The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) as provided in section 705 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. DATES: Effective July 21, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith or Aqmar Rahman, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1766 or (202) 482– 0768, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The Department published the Preliminary Determination on December 28, 2015.1 A summary of the events that occurred since the Department issued the Preliminary Determination may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum which is hereby incorporated.2 Additionally, this memorandum details the changes we made since the Preliminary Determination to the subsidy rates calculated for the mandatory respondents and all other producer/ exporters. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 1 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Investigation and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 80 FR 80749 (December 28, 2015) (Preliminary Determination). 2 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of Heavy Walled Rectangular Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-880]


Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From 
the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that 
heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes 
and tubes)

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from the Republic of Korea (Korea) are being, or are likely to be, sold 
in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in 
section 735(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The 
period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. 
The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the 
``Final Determination'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective July 21, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood or Alice Maldonado, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3874 or (202) 482-4682, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On March 1, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary 
Determination of sales at LTFV of HWR pipes and tubes from Korea.\1\ A 
summary of the events that occurred since the Department published the 
Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues 
raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this 
notice.\2\
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    \1\ See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, 81 FR 10585 (March 1, 2016) (Preliminary 
Determination).
    \2\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, ``Issues and Decision 
Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-
Fair-Value Investigation of Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon 
Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Korea,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of the investigation covers HWR pipes and tubes of 
rectangular (including square) cross section, having a nominal wall 
thickness of not less than 4 mm. For a complete description of the 
scope of the investigation, see Appendix I.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in 
this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. 
A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as Appendix II. 
The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 
electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and 
it is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B-8024 
of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete 
version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and 
electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical 
in content.

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, in February and March 
2016, we verified the sales and cost information submitted by mandatory 
respondents Dong-A Steel Company (DOSCO) and HiSteel Co., Ltd (HiSteel) 
for use in our final determination. We used standard verification 
procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting and 
production records, and original source documents provided by DOSCO and 
HiSteel.\3\
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    \3\ See Memorandum to the File from Alice Maldonado and 
Elizabeth Eastwood, Senior Analysts, and Whitley Herndon, Analyst, 
entitled, ``Verification of the Sales Response of DOSCO America, 
Inc. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Heavy Walled 
Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Korea,'' dated 
April 6, 2016; Memorandum to the file from Alice Maldonado and 
Elizabeth Eastwood, Senior Analysts, and Whitley Herndon, Analyst, 
entitled, ``Verification of the Sales Response of Dong-A Steel 
Company in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Heavy Walled 
Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Korea,'' dated 
April 8, 2016; Memorandum to the File, from Heidi K. Schriefer and 
Kristin Case, Senior Accountants, entitled, ``Verification of the 
Cost Response of Dong-A Steel Company in the Antidumping Duty Less 
Than Fair Value Investigation of Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded 
Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Korea,'' dated 
April 5, 2016; Memorandum to the file from Elizabeth Eastwood and 
Alice Maldonado, Senior Analysts, and Whitley Herndon, Analyst, 
entitled, ``Verification of the Sales Response of HiSteel Co., Ltd. 
in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Heavy Walled Rectangular 
Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Korea,'' dated April 6, 
2016; and Memorandum to the File, from Kristin L. Case, Senior 
Accountant, entitled, ``Verification of the Cost Response of HiSteel 
Co., Ltd. in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Heavy Walled 
Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of 
Korea,'' dated April 6, 2016.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

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

All-Others Rate

    Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated all-
others rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted-average of the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters 
and producers individually investigated excluding any zero or de 
minimis margins, and margins determined entirely under section 776 of 
the Act. For the final determination, the Department calculated the 
``all others'' rate based on a weighted average of DOSCO's and 
HiSteel's margins using publicly-ranged quantities of their sales of 
subject merchandise.\4\
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    \4\ See Memorandum to the File from Alice Maldonado, Senior 
Analyst, entitled, ``Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel 
Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea: Calculation of the Final 
Margin for All Other Companies,'' dated July 14, 2016. With two 
respondents, we normally calculate (A) a weighted-average of the 
dumping margins calculated for the mandatory respondents; (B) a 
simple average of the dumping margins calculated for the mandatory 
respondents; and (C) a weighted-average of the dumping margins 
calculated for the mandatory respondents using each company's 
publicly-ranged values for the merchandise under consideration. We 
compare (B) and (C) to (A) and select the rate closest to (A) as the 
most appropriate rate for all other companies. See Ball Bearings and 
Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United 
Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, 
Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, and Revocation of an 
Order in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (September 1, 2010).
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Final Determination

    The final weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

 
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                                                             Weighted-
                                                              average
                  Exporter/Manufacturer                       dumping
                                                              margin
                                                             (percent)
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Dong-A Steel Company....................................            2.34
HiSteel Co., Ltd........................................            3.82
All Others..............................................            3.24
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Disclosure

    We will disclose the calculations performed within five days of the 
date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department 
will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to 
suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of HWR pipes and tubes 
from Korea, as described in Appendix I of this notice, which were 
entered, or withdrawn from

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warehouse, for consumption on or after March 1, 2016, the date of 
publication of the preliminary determination of this investigation in 
the Federal Register.
    Further, the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit 
equal to the estimated amount by which the normal value exceeds the 
U.S. price as shown above.

International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification

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

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders (APO)

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

    Dated: July 14, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are certain heavy 
walled rectangular welded steel pipes and tubes of rectangular 
(including square) cross section, having a nominal wall thickness of 
not less than 4 mm. The merchandise includes, but is not limited to, 
the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A-500, grade B 
specifications, or comparable domestic or foreign specifications.
    Included products are those 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 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
 2.0 percent of nickel, or
 0.30 percent of tungsten, 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.

    The subject merchandise is currently provided for in item 
7306.61.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 
7306.61.3000. While the HTSUS subheadings and ASTM specification are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Investigation
IV. Margin Calculations
V. Discussion of the Issues
    1. U.S. Date of Sale
    2. Weight Basis for Comparison Methodology
    3. Costs for Non-Prime Merchandise
    4. Differential Pricing Rulemaking
    5. Differential Pricing Patterns and a Meaningful Difference
    6. Verification Corrections
    7. DOSCO's Constructed Export (CEP) Offset Claim
    8. Raw Material Costs for DOSCO
VI. Recommendation
[FR Doc. 2016-17313 Filed 7-20-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P