Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 61664-61666 [2016-21490]

Download as PDF 61664 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 7, 2016 / Notices 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 18 companies or groups of companies listed in the Appendix to this notice within 90 days of the date of publication of the Initiation Notice. Accordingly, the Department is rescinding this review with respect to these companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).4 The administrative review will continue with respect to all other firms for which a review was requested and initiated. 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 For the companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from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)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Notification to Importers mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES This notice serves as the only reminder to importers whose entries 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. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: August 31, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. APPENDIX • Jinko Solar Co. Ltd./Jinko Solar Import and Export Co., Ltd.5 • Canadian Solar International Limited • Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Changshu), Inc. • Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Luoyang) Inc. • Risen Energy Co., Ltd. • Zhejiang Jinko Solar Co., Ltd. • Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited • Yingli Green Energy International Trading Limited • Baoding Jiasheng Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd. • Baoding Tianwei Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd. • Beijing Tianneng Yingli New Energy Resources Co. Ltd. • Hainan Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd. • Hengshui Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd. • Lixian Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd. • Shenzhen Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd. • Tianjin Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd. • Shanghai BYD Co., Ltd. • Canadian Solar Inc. [FR Doc. 2016–21499 Filed 9–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 5 In the final determination of the underlying investigation we treated Jinko Solar Co. Ltd. and Jinko Solar Import and Export Co., Ltd. together with Renesola Jiangsu Ltd. and Renesola Zhejiang Ltd. as a single entity. See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 79 FR 76970 (December 23, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–820] Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014– 2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hotrolled carbon steel flat products from India (hot-rolled steel). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015. This review covers four companies, Ispat Industries Ltd. (Ispat), JSW Steel Ltd. (JSW), JSW Ispat Steel Ltd. (JSW Ispat), and Tata Steel Ltd. (Tata). We preliminarily determine that Ispat, JSW, JSW Ispat, and Tata had no entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective: September 7, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George McMahon or Eric Greynolds, AD/CVD Operations Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1167 and (202) 482–6071, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this order is certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 7, 2016 / Notices Products subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise subject to this order is dispositive.1 Methodology The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 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 Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Ispat, JSW, JSW Ispat, and Tata submitted timely-filed certifications that they had no exports, sales, or entries of 1 A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, titled ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with and adopted by this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 subject merchandise during the POR,2 and a query of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data did not show any POR entries of subject merchandise by Ispat, JSW, JSW Ispat, and Tata.3 In addition, CBP did not identify any entries of subject merchandise from Ispat, JSW, JSW Ispat, and Tata during the POR in response to an inquiry from the Department asking CBP for such information.4 Based on the foregoing, the Department preliminarily determines that Ispat, JSW, JSW Ispat, and Tata had no shipments of the subject merchandise, and, therefore, no reviewable transactions, during the POR. Assessment Rate Upon issuance of the final results of this administrative review, the Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. In accordance with the Department’s ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice,5 for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by each respondent for which they did not know that their merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all 2 See Letter from JSW titled, ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: No Shipment Certification of JSW Steel Ltd.’’ (February 12, 2016). JSW’s letter stated, ‘‘{p}lease note that this statement applies as well to the companies listed in the Department’s initiation notice as Ispat Industries Ltd. and JSW Ispat Steel Ltd. Those companies no longer exist as separate entities, but have been merged into JSW Steel.’’ See also Letter from Tata titled, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: Tata Steel Limited Certification of No Shipments’’ (March 11, 2016); see also Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 6832 (February 9, 2016). 3 See Memorandum to the File titled, ‘‘Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Data Query Results,’’ dated February 17, 2016. 4 See CBP Message Numbers: 6083305 and 6083306, dated March 23, 2016. 5 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment Policy Notice). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61665 shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for respondents noted above, which claimed no shipments, will remain unchanged from the rates assigned to the companies in the most recently completed review of the companies; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 38.72 percent, the all-others rate established in the lessthan-fair value investigation, as amended. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit cases briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.6 Parties who submit comments are requested to submit: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.7 All briefs must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, ACCESS. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system within 30 days of publication of this notice.8 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing 6 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2). 8 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 7 See E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 61666 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 7, 2016 / Notices is made, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined.9 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department will issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their case briefs, within 120 days after issuance of these preliminary results. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers 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 presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and increase the subsequent assessment of the antidumping duties by the amount of antidumping duties reimbursed. These preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: August 26, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Results Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–21490 Filed 9–6–16; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 9 See Duties, dated April 8, 2016 (collectively, the petitions). The petitioners for these investigations are ArcelorMittal USA LLC, Nucor Corporation, and SSAB Enterprises, LLC (the petitioners). 2 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-ToLength Plate From Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the People’s Republic of China, South Africa, Taiwan, and the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 81 FR 27089 (May 5, 2016). 19 CFR 351.310. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 06, 2016 countervailing duty (CVD) investigations concerning CTL plate International Trade Administration from Brazil, the PRC, and Korea.3 On July 26, 2016, the Department received [A–433–812, A–423–812, A–351–847, A–580– timely allegations, pursuant to sections 887, A–583–858, A–489–828, C–580–888] 703(e)(1) and 733(e)(1) of the Tariff Act Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to- of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 Length Plate From Austria, Belgium, CFR 351.206, that critical circumstances Brazil, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, exist with respect to imports of CTL and Turkey; Antidumping and plate from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Countervailing Duty Investigations: Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey.4 Based on Preliminary Determinations of Critical information provided by the petitioners, Circumstances data placed on the record of these investigations by the mandatory AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, respondents, and data collected by the International Trade Administration, Department from Global Trade Atlas Department of Commerce. (GTA), the Department preliminarily SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce determines that critical circumstances (the Department) preliminarily exist for imports of CTL plate from determines that critical circumstances certain producers and exporters from exist for imports of certain carbon and Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Taiwan, and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL Turkey. plate) from certain producers and Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.206(c)(2), the exporters from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, petitioners requested that the Taiwan, and Turkey. Department issue a preliminary DATES: Effective September 7, 2016. affirmative determination of critical FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: circumstances on an expedited basis. In Edythe Artman at (202) 482–3931 accordance with sections 703(e)(1) and (Austria), Elizabeth Eastwood at (202) 733(e)(1) of the Act, because the 482–3874 (Belgium), Mark Kennedy at petitioners submitted their critical (202) 482–7883 (Brazil), Steve circumstances allegations more than 20 Bezirganian at (202) 482–1131 (Korea– days before the scheduled date of the AD), John Corrigan at (202) 482–7438 final determination, the Department (Korea–CVD), Tyler Weinhold at (202) must promptly issue preliminary critical 482–1121 (Taiwan), or Dmitry circumstances determinations. Vladimirov at (202) 482–0665 (Turkey), Section 703(e)(1) of the Act provides AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and that the Department will determine that Compliance, International Trade critical circumstances exist in CVD Administration, U.S. Department of investigations if there is a reasonable Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue basis to believe or suspect: (A) That ‘‘the NW., Washington, DC 20230. alleged countervailable subsidy’’ is SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: inconsistent with the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Background (SCM Agreement) of the World Trade In response to petitions filed on April Organization, and (B) that ‘‘there have 8, 2016,1 the Department of Commerce been massive imports of the subject (the Department) initiated antidumping merchandise over a relatively short duty (AD) investigations concerning period.’’ Section 733(e)(1) of the Act imports of CTL plate from Austria, provides that the Department will Belgium, Brazil, the People’s Republic preliminarily determine that critical of China (PRC), France, the Federal circumstances exist in AD investigations Republic of Germany (Germany), Italy, if there is a reasonable basis to believe Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey 2 and or suspect: (A)(i) That ‘‘there is a history of dumping and material injury by reason of dumped imports in the United 1 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toStates or elsewhere of the subject Length Plate from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, France, the Federal merchandise,’’ or (ii) that ‘‘the person by Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of whom, or for whose account, the South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey—Petitions for the merchandise was imported knew or Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate From Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 81 FR 27098 (May 5, 2016). 4 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-ToLength Plate From Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey: Critical Circumstances Allegations, July 26, 2016 (Allegations). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-820]


Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Notice 
of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-
2015

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-
rolled carbon steel flat products from India (hot-rolled steel). The 
period of review (POR) is December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015. 
This review covers four companies, Ispat Industries Ltd. (Ispat), JSW 
Steel Ltd. (JSW), JSW Ispat Steel Ltd. (JSW Ispat), and Tata Steel Ltd. 
(Tata). We preliminarily determine that Ispat, JSW, JSW Ispat, and Tata 
had no entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested 
parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective: September 7, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George McMahon or Eric Greynolds, AD/
CVD Operations Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1167 and (202) 482-6071, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to this order is certain hot-rolled carbon 
steel flat products from India. The merchandise subject to this order 
is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 
7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 
7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 
7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 
7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 
7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 
7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 
7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 
7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90.

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Products subject to this order may also enter under HTSUS subheadings: 
7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 
7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 
7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 
7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise 
may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 
7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
Department's written description of the merchandise subject to this 
order is dispositive.\1\
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    \1\ A full description of the scope of the order is contained in 
the memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement 
and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, titled ``Certain 
Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: Decision 
Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2014-2015'' (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum), dated concurrently with and adopted by this notice.
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For a full 
description of the methodology underlying our preliminary results, see 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 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 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the 
internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of the 
topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as 
an Appendix to this notice.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Ispat, JSW, JSW Ispat, and Tata submitted timely-filed 
certifications that they had no exports, sales, or entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR,\2\ and a query of U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) data did not show any POR entries of subject 
merchandise by Ispat, JSW, JSW Ispat, and Tata.\3\ In addition, CBP did 
not identify any entries of subject merchandise from Ispat, JSW, JSW 
Ispat, and Tata during the POR in response to an inquiry from the 
Department asking CBP for such information.\4\ Based on the foregoing, 
the Department preliminarily determines that Ispat, JSW, JSW Ispat, and 
Tata had no shipments of the subject merchandise, and, therefore, no 
reviewable transactions, during the POR.
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    \2\ See Letter from JSW titled, ``Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon 
Steel Flat Products from India: No Shipment Certification of JSW 
Steel Ltd.'' (February 12, 2016). JSW's letter stated, 
``{p{time} lease note that this statement applies as well to the 
companies listed in the Department's initiation notice as Ispat 
Industries Ltd. and JSW Ispat Steel Ltd. Those companies no longer 
exist as separate entities, but have been merged into JSW Steel.'' 
See also Letter from Tata titled, ``Antidumping Duty Review of 
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: Tata Steel 
Limited Certification of No Shipments'' (March 11, 2016); see also 
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews, 81 FR 6832 (February 9, 2016).
    \3\ See Memorandum to the File titled, ``Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) Data Query Results,'' dated February 17, 2016.
    \4\ See CBP Message Numbers: 6083305 and 6083306, dated March 
23, 2016.
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Assessment Rate

    Upon issuance of the final results of this administrative review, 
the Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212. 
The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days 
after publication of the final results of this review.
    In accordance with the Department's ``automatic assessment'' 
practice,\5\ for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced 
by each respondent for which they did not know that their merchandise 
was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate 
unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the 
intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.
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    \5\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) 
(Assessment Policy Notice).
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    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of 
the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication of the final 
results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2) 
of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for respondents noted above, 
which claimed no shipments, will remain unchanged from the rates 
assigned to the companies in the most recently completed review of the 
companies; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not 
covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of 
the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-
specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this 
proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a 
prior review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, the 
cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently 
completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the subject 
merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or 
exporters will continue to be 38.72 percent, the all-others rate 
established in the less-than-fair value investigation, as amended. 
These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect 
until further notice.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit 
cases briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of 
this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case 
briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing 
case briefs.\6\ Parties who submit comments are requested to submit: 
(1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and 
(3) a table of authorities.\7\ All briefs must be filed electronically 
using ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received 
successfully in its entirety by the Department's electronic records 
system, ACCESS.
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and 
Compliance's ACCESS system within 30 days of publication of this 
notice.\8\ Requests should contain the party's name, address, and 
telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues 
to be discussed. If a request for a hearing

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is made, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing 
which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location 
to be determined.\9\ Parties should confirm by telephone the date, 
time, and location of the hearing.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
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    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, the Department will issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the 
issues raised by the parties in their case briefs, within 120 days 
after issuance of these preliminary results.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers 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 presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and increase the 
subsequent assessment of the antidumping duties by the amount of 
antidumping duties reimbursed.
    These preliminary results of review are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: August 26, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Results Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
V. Recommendation

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