Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 12800-12802 [2017-04414]

Download as PDF 12800 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. The Department is issuing and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: March 1, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary For Enforcement & Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–04421 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–859] Memorandum.2 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. 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 https:// access.trade.gov, and 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Taiwan is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. DATES: Effective March 7, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jun Jack Zhao or Kathryn Wallace, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1396 or (202) 482–6251, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on October 18, 2016.1 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision 1 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Japan, Taiwan, and the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Less-Than Fair Value Investigations, 81 FR 71697 (October 18, 2016) (Initiation Notice). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 The product covered by this investigation is rebar from Taiwan. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to the Department’s regulations,3 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).4 No interested party commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. However, because the investigation pertains to rebar from Taiwan, the Department preliminarily modified the scope language as it appeared in the Initiation Notice to remove the language pertaining to the scope of the countervailing duty investigation of rebar from Turkey. See the scope in Appendix I to this notice. Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. The Department has calculated export prices in accordance with section 772(a) of the Act. Normal value (NV) is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying the preliminary determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Less-ThanFair-Value Investigation of Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 4 See Initiation Notice. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All-Others Rate Sections 733(d)(1)(ii) and 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provide that in the preliminary determination the Department shall determine an estimated all-others rate for all exporters and producers not individually examined. This 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 and de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. In this investigation, the Department calculated estimated weighted-average dumping margins for Power Steel Co., Ltd. (Power Steel) and Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works Co., Ltd. (Lo-Toun) that are not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts otherwise available. The Department calculated the allothers’ rate using a weighted average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins calculated for the examined respondents using each company’s publicly-ranged values for the merchandise under consideration.5 For further discussion of this calculation, see the memorandum entitled ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Calculation of the Preliminary Margin for All Other Companies,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. Preliminary Determination The Department preliminarily determines that the following estimated weighted-average dumping margins exist: 5 With two respondents under examination, the Department normally calculates (A) a weightedaverage of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins calculated for the examined respondents; (B) a simple average of the estimated weightedaverage dumping margins calculated for the examined respondents; and (C) a weighted-average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins calculated for the examined respondents using each company’s publicly-ranged U.S. sale quantities for the merchandise under consideration. The Department then compares (B) and (C) to (A) and selects the rate closest to (A) as the most appropriate rate for all other producers and exporters. 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 ChangedCircumstances Review, and Revocation of an Order in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (September 1, 2010). As complete publicly ranged sales data was available, the Department based the all-others rate on the publicly ranged sales data of the mandatory respondents. For a complete analysis of the data, please see the All-Others’ Rate Calculation Memorandum. E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.6 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and Exporter/manufacturer (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation are encouraged to submit with each Power Steel Co., Ltd .................. 3.48 argument: (1) A statement of the issue; Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works (2) a brief summary of the argument; Co., Ltd ................................... 29.47 and (3) a table of authorities. All Others .................................... 5.49 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a Suspension of Liquidation hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a In accordance with section 733(d)(2) written request to the Assistant of the Act, the Department will direct Secretary for Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Compliance, U.S. Department of (CBP) to suspend liquidation of entries Commerce, within 30 days after the date of subject merchandise, as described in Appendix I, entered, or withdrawn from of publication of this notice. Requests should contain the party’s name, warehouse, for consumption on or after address, and telephone number, the the date of publication of this notice in number of participants, whether any the Federal Register. Further, pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a CFR 351.205(d), the Department will request for a hearing is made, the instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, dumping margin or the estimated all1401 Constitution Avenue NW., others rate, as follows: (1) The cash Washington, DC 20230, at a time and deposit rate for the respondents listed date to be determined. Parties should above will be equal to the companyconfirm by telephone the date, time, and specific estimated weighted-average location of the hearing two days before dumping margins determined in this the scheduled date. preliminary determination; (2) if the exporter is not a respondent identified Postponement of Final Determination above, but the producer is, then the cash and Extension of Provisional Measures deposit rate will be equal to the Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides company-specific estimated weightedthat a final determination may be average dumping margin established for postponed until no later than 135 days that producer of the subject after the date of the publication of the merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit preliminary determination if, in the rate for all other producers and event of an affirmative preliminary exporters will be equal to the all-others determination, a request for such estimated weighted-average dumping postponement is made by exporters who margin. account for a significant proportion of Disclosure exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary The Department intends to disclose determination, a request for such its calculations and analysis performed postponement is made by the petitioner. to interested parties in this preliminary Section 351.210(e)(2) of the determination within five days of any Department’s regulations requires that a public announcement or, if there is no request by exporters for postponement public announcement, within five days of the final determination be of the date of publication of this notice accompanied by a request for extension in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). of provisional measures from a fourVerification month period to a period not more than As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the six months in duration. On February 16, 2017, and February Act, the Department intends to verify 21, 2017, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e), the information relied upon in making Power Steel and Lo-Toun requested that its final determination. the Department postpone the final Public Comment determination and that provisional Case briefs or other written comments measures be extended to a period not to may be submitted to the Assistant exceed six months.7 In accordance with Secretary for Enforcement and 6 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 Compliance no later than seven days (for general filing requirements). after the date on which the last 7 See Letter from Power Steel, ‘‘Re: Steel Concrete verification report is issued in this Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan: DOC Preliminary investigation. Rebuttal briefs, limited to Determination Extension,’’ dated February 16, 2017; issues raised in case briefs, may be see also Letter from Lo-Toun, ‘‘Steel Concrete sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12801 section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporters account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, the Department is postponing the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, the Department will make its final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, the Department will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary determination. If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after the final determination whether these imports are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: February 28, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise subject to this investigation is steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form (rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade or lack thereof. Subject merchandise includes deformed steel wire with bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and which has been subjected to an elongation test. The subject merchandise includes rebar that has been further processed in the subject country or a third country, including but not limited to cutting, grinding, galvanizing, painting, coating, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the rebar. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., nondeformed or smooth rebar). Also excluded from the scope is deformed steel wire meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Lo-Toun’s Request to Postpone the Final Determination’’ (February 21, 2017). E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 12802 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices and without being subject to an elongation test. The subject merchandise is classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) primarily under item numbers 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010. The subject merchandise may also enter under other HTSUS numbers including 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7221.00.0017, 7221.00.0018, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, 7222.11.0001, 7222.11.0057, 7222.11.0059, 7222.30.0001, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6030, 7227.90.6035, 7227.90.6040, 7228.20.1000, and 7228.60.6000. HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope remains dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures V. Scope of the Investigation VI. Discussion of the Methodology A. Determination of the Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis VII. Date of Sale VIII. Product Comparisons IX. Export Price X. Normal Value A. Home Market Viability B. Level of Trade C. Cost of Production (COP) Analysis 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test D. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison Market Prices XI. Currency Conversion XII. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2017–04414 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–853] Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescisssion of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2016 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 crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (solar products) from Taiwan. The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is July 31, 2014, through January 31, 2016. This administrative review covers 14 exporters of the subject merchandise, including two mandatory respondents, Motech Industries, Inc. (‘‘Motech’’) and Sino-American Silicon Products Inc. (‘‘SAS’’). The Department preliminarily determines SAS and Motech made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the POR. Additionally, we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to 18 companies that timely withdrew their request for administrative review. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective March 7, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok or Thomas Martin, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4162 or (202) 482–3936, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 3, 2016, the Department notified interested parties of the opportunity to request an administrative review of orders, findings, or suspended investigations with anniversaries in February 2016, including the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on solar products from Taiwan.1 On February 29, 2016, SolarWorld Americas Inc. (‘‘Petitioner’’), as well as various exporters and exporters requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of certain exporters covering the POR. On April 7, 2016, the Department published a notice initiating an AD administrative review of solar products from the Taiwan covering 32 companies/company groupings for the POR.2 In the Initiation Notice, the Department stated that if it limited the number of respondents for individual examination, then it intended to select respondents based on volume data contained in responses to its quantity and value (‘‘Q&V’’) questionnaire.3 On April 12, 2016, the Department issued Q&V questionnaires to all 32 companies.4 We received Q&V sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 81 FR 5712 (February 3, 2016). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 20324 (April 7, 2016) (Initiation Notice). 3 Id. at 20324. 4 The Department explained in the Initiation Notice that the units used to measure the imported quantities of solar cells and solar modules in the PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 questionnaire responses from 14 companies 5 named in the Initiation Notice. The remaining 18 companies 6 withdrew their requests for administrative review, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Because these 18 companies timely withdrew their requests for administrative review pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), and no other party requested a review of these companies, we are rescinding the administrative review with respect to these companies. On May 18, 2016, the Department selected Motech and SAS as mandatory respondents.7 From May 20, 2016, through February 23, 2017, the Department issued questionnaires to, and received timely responses from from the two mandatory respondents.8 Petitioner commented on these responses between July 8, 2016, and December 5, 2016. On October 12, 2016, the Department extended the deadline for issuing the CBP data are reported in ‘‘piece’’ units and it would not be meaningful to sum the number of imported solar cells and the number of imported solar modules in attempting to determine the largest Taiwan exporters of subject merchandise by volume. Id. Therefore, the Department stated that it would issue Q&V questionnaires to determine the volume of subject merchandise shipped to the United States by Taiwanese exporters/producers. Id. 5 AU Optronics Corporation, EEPV CORP., E– TON Solar Tech. Co., Ltd., Gintech Energy Corporation, Inventec Energy Corporation, Inventec Solar Energy Corporation, Kyocera Mexicana S.A. de C.V., Motech Industries, Inc., Sino-American Silicon Products Inc., Solartech Energy Corporation, Sunengine Corporation Ltd., Sunrise Global Solar Energy, TSEC Corporation, and Win Win Precision Technology Co., Ltd. 6 Baoding Jiasheng Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd., Baoding Tianwei Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd., Beijing Tianneng Yingli New Energy Resources Co. Ltd., Boviet Solar Technology Co., Ltd., Canadian Solar Inc., Canadian Solar International, Ltd., Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Changshu), Inc., Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Luoyang), Inc., Canadian Solar Solution Inc., 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., Vina Solar Technology Co., Ltd., Yingli Energy (China) Co., Ltd., Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, and Yingli Green Energy International Trading Company Limited. 7 See memorandum from Thomas Martin, Senior International Trade Compliance Analyst, Office IV, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance to Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, Office IV, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance regarding ‘‘2014–2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan: Respondent Selection,’’ dated May 18, 2016 at 4–5. 8 See Letters from Motech to the Department dated June 21, July 11, July 15, August 12, September 19, September 23, October 24, November 15, 2016; January 18, 2017, February 14, 2017 and February 23, 2017; Letters from SAS and Solartech to the Department dated June 20, July 12, July 18, October 25, and November 8, 2016; January 9, January 12, January 24, and February 10, 2017. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 43 (Tuesday, March 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12800-12802]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-859]


Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Preliminary 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily 
determines that steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Taiwan is 
being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair 
value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2015, 
through June 30, 2016.

DATES: Effective March 7, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jun Jack Zhao or Kathryn Wallace, AD/
CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1396 or (202) 
482-6251, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 
733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department 
published the notice of initiation of this investigation on October 18, 
2016.\1\ For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\2\ A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. 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 https://access.trade.gov, and 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \1\ See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Japan, Taiwan, and 
the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Less-Than Fair Value 
Investigations, 81 FR 71697 (October 18, 2016) (Initiation Notice).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Steel 
Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan'' dated concurrently with, and 
hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is rebar from Taiwan. For 
a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix 
I.

Scope Comments

    In accordance with the preamble to the Department's regulations,\3\ 
the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise 
issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).\4\ No interested party 
commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the 
Initiation Notice. However, because the investigation pertains to rebar 
from Taiwan, the Department preliminarily modified the scope language 
as it appeared in the Initiation Notice to remove the language 
pertaining to the scope of the countervailing duty investigation of 
rebar from Turkey. See the scope in Appendix I to this notice.
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    \3\ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 
62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997).
    \4\ See Initiation Notice.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. The Department has calculated export prices in 
accordance with section 772(a) of the Act. Normal value (NV) is 
calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full 
description of the methodology underlying the preliminary 
determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

All-Others Rate

    Sections 733(d)(1)(ii) and 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provide that in 
the preliminary determination the Department shall determine an 
estimated all-others rate for all exporters and producers not 
individually examined. This 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 and de minimis margins, and any margins determined 
entirely under section 776 of the Act.
    In this investigation, the Department calculated estimated 
weighted-average dumping margins for Power Steel Co., Ltd. (Power 
Steel) and Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works Co., Ltd. (Lo-Toun) that are 
not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts otherwise available. 
The Department calculated the all-others' rate using a weighted average 
of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins calculated for the 
examined respondents using each company's publicly-ranged values for 
the merchandise under consideration.\5\ For further discussion of this 
calculation, see the memorandum entitled ``Steel Concrete Reinforcing 
Bar From Taiwan: Calculation of the Preliminary Margin for All Other 
Companies,'' dated concurrently with this notice.
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    \5\ With two respondents under examination, the Department 
normally calculates (A) a weighted-average of the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margins calculated for the examined 
respondents; (B) a simple average of the estimated weighted-average 
dumping margins calculated for the examined respondents; and (C) a 
weighted-average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins 
calculated for the examined respondents using each company's 
publicly-ranged U.S. sale quantities for the merchandise under 
consideration. The Department then compares (B) and (C) to (A) and 
selects the rate closest to (A) as the most appropriate rate for all 
other producers and exporters. 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). As complete publicly ranged 
sales data was available, the Department based the all-others rate 
on the publicly ranged sales data of the mandatory respondents. For 
a complete analysis of the data, please see the All-Others' Rate 
Calculation Memorandum.
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Preliminary Determination

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins exist:

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                    Exporter/manufacturer                       dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Power Steel Co., Ltd........................................        3.48
Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works Co., Ltd.......................       29.47
All Others..................................................        5.49
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, the Department 
will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend 
liquidation of entries of subject merchandise, as described in Appendix 
I, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. 
Further, pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.205(d), the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit 
equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin or the estimated 
all-others rate, as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the 
respondents listed above will be equal to the company-specific 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins determined in this 
preliminary determination; (2) if the exporter is not a respondent 
identified above, but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will 
be equal to the company-specific estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin established for that producer of the subject merchandise; and 
(3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers and exporters will be 
equal to the all-others estimated weighted-average dumping margin.

Disclosure

    The Department intends to disclose its calculations and analysis 
performed to interested parties in this preliminary determination 
within five days of any public announcement or, if there is no public 
announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this 
notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, the Department intends 
to verify the information relied upon in making its final 
determination.

Public Comment

    Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven 
days after the date on which the last verification report is issued in 
this investigation. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case 
briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline 
date for case briefs.\6\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 
parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation 
are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the 
issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal 
briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain 
the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of 
participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list 
of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the 
Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time 
and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled 
date.

Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination 
may be postponed until no later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement 
is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of 
exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative 
preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by 
the petitioner. Section 351.210(e)(2) of the Department's regulations 
requires that a request by exporters for postponement of the final 
determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional 
measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months 
in duration.
    On February 16, 2017, and February 21, 2017, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.210(e), Power Steel and Lo-Toun requested that the Department 
postpone the final determination and that provisional measures be 
extended to a period not to exceed six months.\7\ In accordance with 
section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: 
(1) The preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting 
exporters account for a significant proportion of exports of the 
subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, 
the Department is postponing the final determination and extending the 
provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater 
than six months. Accordingly, the Department will make its final 
determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of 
this preliminary determination.
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    \7\ See Letter from Power Steel, ``Re: Steel Concrete 
Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan: DOC Preliminary Determination 
Extension,'' dated February 16, 2017; see also Letter from Lo-Toun, 
``Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Lo-Toun's Request to 
Postpone the Final Determination'' (February 21, 2017).
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International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, the Department will 
notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary 
determination. If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will 
determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this 
preliminary determination or 45 days after the final determination 
whether these imports are materially injuring, or threaten material 
injury to, the U.S. industry.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

     Dated: February 28, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise subject to this investigation is steel concrete 
reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form 
(rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade or lack 
thereof. Subject merchandise includes deformed steel wire with bar 
markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and which has been 
subjected to an elongation test.
    The subject merchandise includes rebar that has been further 
processed in the subject country or a third country, including but 
not limited to cutting, grinding, galvanizing, painting, coating, or 
any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise 
from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of 
manufacture of the rebar.
    Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., nondeformed or 
smooth rebar). Also excluded from the scope is deformed steel wire 
meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill mark, 
size, or grade)

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and without being subject to an elongation test.
    The subject merchandise is classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) primarily under item numbers 
7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010. The subject 
merchandise may also enter under other HTSUS numbers including 
7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7221.00.0017, 7221.00.0018, 
7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, 7222.11.0001, 7222.11.0057, 
7222.11.0059, 7222.30.0001, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6030, 
7227.90.6035, 7227.90.6040, 7228.20.1000, and 7228.60.6000.
    HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes; 
however, the written description of the scope remains dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Investigation
IV. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures
V. Scope of the Investigation
VI. Discussion of the Methodology
    A. Determination of the Comparison Method
    B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
VII. Date of Sale
VIII. Product Comparisons
IX. Export Price
X. Normal Value
    A. Home Market Viability
    B. Level of Trade
    C. Cost of Production (COP) Analysis
    1. Calculation of COP
    2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices
    3. Results of the COP Test
    D. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison Market Prices
XI. Currency Conversion
XII. Conclusion

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