Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Finding of No Shipments; 2015-2016, 16793-16795 [2017-06849]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 65 / Thursday, April 6, 2017 / Notices exported by Euro SME and imported into the United States during the POR.5 This query returned no entries during the POR.6 Further, the Department transmitted a ‘‘no-shipments’’ inquiry to CBP requesting that it provide any information to the contrary, should such information exist.7 On November 7, 2016, the Department was notified by CBP that there were no shipments of PRCBs from Malaysia during the POR.8 Consistent with our practice, we preliminarily determine that Euro SME had no shipments and, therefore, no reviewable entries during the POR. In addition, we find it is not appropriate to rescind the review with respect to Euro SME but, rather, to complete the review and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review, consistent with our practice.9 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Public Comment Interested parties may submit case briefs to the Department no 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 no later than five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.10 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding 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.11 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.12 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.13 Hearing requests should contain: (1) The 5 See Memorandum to the File, ‘‘U.S. Customs and Border Protection—No Shipment Inquiry Data,’’ dated October 19, 2016. 6 Id. 7 See CBP message 6295302, dated October 21, 2016. 8 See Memorandum to the File ‘‘U.S. Customs and Border Protection—No Shipment Inquiry Data,’’ dated November 7, 2016. 9 See e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission of Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2012–2013, 79 FR 15951, 15952 (March 24, 2014), unchanged in Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission of Review; 2012–2013, 79 FR 51306 (August 28, 2014). 10 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 12 See 19 CFR 351.303. 13 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Apr 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.14 The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, no later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h), unless this deadline is extended. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.15 In accordance with the Department’s practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which Euro SME did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.16 We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For Euro SME, which claimed no shipments, the cash deposit rate will remain unchanged from the rate assigned to Euro SME in the most recently completed review of the company; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-thanfair-value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate 14 Id. 15 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 16 See PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16793 will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters is 2.40 percent. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also 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 period. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: March 30, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary For Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–06822 Filed 4–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–502] Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Finding of No Shipments; 2015–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (pipes and tubes) from Thailand, covering the period of review (POR) March 1, 2015, through February 29, 2016. This review covers two manufacturers/exporters of the subject merchandise, Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. (Saha Thai) and Pacific Pipe Public Company Limited (Pacific Pipe). The Department preliminarily determines that Saha Thai sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the POR and that Pacific Pipe had no shipments during the POR. Interested parties are AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 16794 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 65 / Thursday, April 6, 2017 / Notices invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective April 6, 2017. Toni Page, 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) 482–1398. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scope of the Order The products covered by the antidumping order are certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand. The subject merchandise has an outside diameter of 0.375 inches or more, but not exceeding 16 inches. For a full description of the scope of this order, please see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.1 Methodology mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. NV is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying these preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix 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 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/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. 1 See Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary Enforcement and Compliance from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015– 2016’’ (dated concurrently with this Federal Register notice) (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Apr 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Pacific Pipe timely filed a ‘‘no shipment’’ certification stating that it had no entries of subject merchandise during the POR.2 Consistent with its practice, the Department asked CBP to conduct a query of potential shipments made by Pacific Pipe. Based on the certification of Pacific Pipe and the fact that CBP has not provided any contradictory information, we preliminarily determine that Pacific Pipe had no shipments during the POR. However, the Department finds that it is not appropriate to rescind the review with respect to Pacific Pipe, but rather to complete the review with respect to Pacific Pipe and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of this review.3 limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and, (3) a table of authorities. See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). All electronically filed documents must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, ACCESS. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310, any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice. Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs. If a party requests a Preliminary Results of Review hearing, the Department will inform parties of the scheduled date for the The Department preliminarily determines that the following weighted- hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 average dumping margin exists for the period March 1, 2015, through February Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be 29, 2016: determined. Parties should confirm by Weighted- telephone the date, time, and location of average the hearing. Producer/exporter dumping The Department intends to issue the margin final results of this review, including (percent) the results of its analysis of the issues Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) raised in any written briefs, not later Company, Ltd .......................... 1.50 than 120 days after the date of Pacific Pipe Company Limited ... (*) publication of this notice, pursuant to * No shipments or sales subject to this re- section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. view. The company has an individual rate from a prior segment of the proceeding in which the Assessment Rates firm had shipments or sales. Upon completion of this administrative review, the Department Disclosure, Public Comment and shall determine and U.S. Customs and Opportunity To Request a Hearing Border Protection (CBP) shall assess The Department intends to disclose antidumping duties on all appropriate the calculations used in our analysis to entries. If a respondent’s weightedparties in this review within five days average dumping margin is not zero or of the date of publication of this notice de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent) in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). in the final results of this review, we Interested parties may submit written will calculate importer-specific ad comments (case briefs) no later than 30 valorem assessment rates on the basis of days after the date of publication of the ratio of the total amount of dumping these preliminary results of review, calculated for an importer’s examined pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii) and sales and the total entered value of such rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) sales in accordance with 19 CFR within five days after the time limit for 351.212(b)(1). Where either the filing case briefs, pursuant to 19 CFR respondent’s weighted-average dumping 351.309(d)(1). Pursuant to 19 CFR margin is zero or de minimis within the 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c), or an importer-specific rate is zero or de 2 For a full explanation of the Department’s minimis, we will instruct CBP to analysis, see the Preliminary Decision liquidate the appropriate entries Memorandum. 3 See, e.g., Magnesium Metal from the Russian without regard to antidumping duties. Federation: Preliminary Results of Antidumping The Department clarified its Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 26922, 26923 ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on (May 13, 2010), unchanged in Magnesium Metal May 6, 2003.4 This clarification applies from the Russian Federation: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 56989 (September 17, 2010); see also ‘‘Assessment Rates’’ section below. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4 For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 65 / Thursday, April 6, 2017 / Notices to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by a respondent for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, 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. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the companies under review will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this review (except, if that rate is de minimis, then the cash deposit rate will be zero); (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above in the Preliminary Results of Review, including those for which the Department may determine had no shipments during the POR, 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 or another completed segment of this proceeding, but the manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm covered in this or any previously completed segment of this proceeding, then the cash deposit rate will be the ‘‘all-others’’ rate of 15.67 percent established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.5 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 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 Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment Policy Notice). 5 See Antidumping Duty Order: Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand, 51 FR 8341 (March 11, 1986). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Apr 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: March 31, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Preliminary Finding of No Shipments V. Comparison to Normal Value VI. Product Comparisons VII. Discussion of Methodology A. Determination of Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis C. Date of Sale D. Export Price E. Normal Value F. Currency Conversion VIII. Recommendation 16795 Docket Number: 16–016. Applicant: State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 117964–6000. Instrument: Cryo-Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 81 FR 71703, October 18, 2016. Docket Number: 16–019. Applicant: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: Elmitec, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 81 FR 89434, December 12, 2016. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as this instrument is intended to be used, is being manufactured in the United States at the time the instrument was ordered. Reasons: Each foreign instrument is an electron microscope and is intended for research or scientific educational uses requiring an electron microscope. We know of no electron microscope, or any other instrument suited to these purposes, which was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order of each instrument. [FR Doc. 2017–06849 Filed 4–5–17; 8:45 am] Dated: March 31, 2017. Gregory W. Campbell, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Enforcement and Compliance. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [FR Doc. 2017–06823 Filed 4–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Rutgers University, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscope This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. Docket Number: 16–005. Applicant: Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854–8076. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 81 FR 71702–03, October 18, 2016. Docket Number: 16–014. Applicant: Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011– 3616. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 81 FR 71703, October 18, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–808] Certain Stainless Steel Wire Rods From India: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this review, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain stainless steel wire rods from India (wire rods) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping at the margins identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective April 6, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andre Gziryan or Minoo Hatten, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-549-502]


Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Preliminary Finding of No Shipments; 2015-2016

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded 
carbon steel pipes and tubes (pipes and tubes) from Thailand, covering 
the period of review (POR) March 1, 2015, through February 29, 2016. 
This review covers two manufacturers/exporters of the subject 
merchandise, Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. (Saha Thai) 
and Pacific Pipe Public Company Limited (Pacific Pipe). The Department 
preliminarily determines that Saha Thai sold subject merchandise at 
less than normal value (NV) during the POR and that Pacific Pipe had no 
shipments during the POR. Interested parties are

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invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective April 6, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page, 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) 482-1398.

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the antidumping order are certain circular 
welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand. The subject 
merchandise has an outside diameter of 0.375 inches or more, but not 
exceeding 16 inches. For a full description of the scope of this order, 
please see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\1\
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    \1\ See Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant 
Secretary Enforcement and Compliance from Gary Taverman, Associate 
Deputy Assistant Secretary, ``Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from Thailand: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016'' (dated 
concurrently with this Federal Register notice) (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price 
is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. NV is 
calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying these 
preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is 
hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the topics discussed in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix 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 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/. The signed 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Pacific Pipe timely filed a ``no shipment'' certification stating 
that it had no entries of subject merchandise during the POR.\2\ 
Consistent with its practice, the Department asked CBP to conduct a 
query of potential shipments made by Pacific Pipe. Based on the 
certification of Pacific Pipe and the fact that CBP has not provided 
any contradictory information, we preliminarily determine that Pacific 
Pipe had no shipments during the POR. However, the Department finds 
that it is not appropriate to rescind the review with respect to 
Pacific Pipe, but rather to complete the review with respect to Pacific 
Pipe and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final 
results of this review.\3\
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    \2\ For a full explanation of the Department's analysis, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \3\ See, e.g., Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 
26922, 26923 (May 13, 2010), unchanged in Magnesium Metal from the 
Russian Federation: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, 75 FR 56989 (September 17, 2010); see also ``Assessment 
Rates'' section below.
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Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period March 1, 2015, 
through February 29, 2016:

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                                                                average
                      Producer/exporter                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd..................        1.50
Pacific Pipe Company Limited................................         (*)
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* No shipments or sales subject to this review. The company has an
  individual rate from a prior segment of the proceeding in which the
  firm had shipments or sales.

Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    The Department intends to disclose the calculations used in our 
analysis to parties in this review within five days of the date of 
publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) no 
later than 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary 
results of review, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii) and rebuttal 
comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for 
filing case briefs, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). Pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in 
the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit 
with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of 
the argument; and, (3) a table of authorities. See 19 CFR 351.303 (for 
general filing requirements). All electronically filed documents must 
be received successfully in its entirety by the Department's electronic 
records system, ACCESS.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310, any interested party may request a 
hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice. Hearing requests 
should contain the following information: (1) The party's name, 
address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) 
a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations will be 
limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs. If a party 
requests a hearing, the Department will inform parties of the scheduled 
date for the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time 
and location to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing.
    The Department intends to issue the final results of this review, 
including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any 
written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication 
of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of this administrative review, the Department shall 
determine and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. If a respondent's 
weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less 
than 0.5 percent) in the final results of this review, we will 
calculate importer-specific ad valorem assessment rates on the basis of 
the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for an importer's 
examined sales and the total entered value of such sales in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where either the respondent's weighted-
average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 
CFR 351.106(c), or an importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, we 
will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard 
to antidumping duties.
    The Department clarified its ``automatic assessment'' regulation on 
May 6, 2003.\4\ This clarification applies

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to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by a 
respondent for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for 
the United States. In such instances, 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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    \4\ For a full discussion of this clarification, 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 for all 
shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final 
results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the companies 
under review will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin 
established in the final results of this review (except, if that rate 
is de minimis, then the cash deposit rate will be zero); (2) for 
previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above in the 
Preliminary Results of Review, including those for which the Department 
may determine had no shipments during the POR, 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 or another completed segment of this 
proceeding, but the manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be 
the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this 
proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) if neither 
the exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm covered in this or any 
previously completed segment of this proceeding, then the cash deposit 
rate will be the ``all-others'' rate of 15.67 percent established in 
the less-than-fair-value investigation.\5\ These deposit requirements, 
when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \5\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Circular Welded Carbon Steel 
Pipes and Tubes from Thailand, 51 FR 8341 (March 11, 1986).
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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 Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: March 31, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Preliminary Finding of No Shipments
V. Comparison to Normal Value
VI. Product Comparisons
VII. Discussion of Methodology
    A. Determination of Comparison Method
    B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
    C. Date of Sale
    D. Export Price
    E. Normal Value
    F. Currency Conversion
VIII. Recommendation

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