Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 26910-26911 [2017-12105]

Download as PDF 26910 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 111 / Monday, June 12, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–809] Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On December 9, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). This review covers one mandatory respondent, Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel) and three companies not selected for individual examination, which are listed in the chart under the Finals Results of Review section below. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we continue to find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value. DATES: Effective June 12, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Shuler, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1293. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 9, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary Results in the Federal Register.1 The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results and received case and rebuttal briefs from interested parties.2 The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES The merchandise subject to the order is circular welded non-alloy steel pipe and tube. Imports of the product are 1 See Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014– 2015, 81 FR 89059 (December 9, 2016) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See case briefs filed by Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel) and Wheatland Tube Company (Wheatland) on January 13, 2017, and rebuttal briefs filed by Husteel and Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai) on January 25, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Jun 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, and 7306.30.5090. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decission Memorandum.3 Final Results of Review As a result of this review, we determine that the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist for the firms listed below for the period November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015. Final Determination of No Shipments In the Preliminary Results, we preliminarily determined that Hyundai had no reviewable transactions during the POR. We continue to find that Hyundai had no reviewable entries during the POR.4 Husteel Co., Ltd .......................... AJU Besteel ................................ NEXTEEL ................................... SeAH Steel Corporation ............. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as an Appendix. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://trade.gov/enforcement. Changes From the Preliminary Results Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes for Husteel since the Preliminary Results. Specifically, we have recalculated Husteel’s theoretical weight and corrected several ministerial errors. For further details on the changes we made for these final results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum and the final analysis memorandum for Husteel dated concurrently with this notice.5 3 For a full description of the scope of the order, see ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea: 2014–2015,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum) at 2–3. 4 See the Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 2 for a full explanation of our analysis. 5 See the Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded NonAlloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea: Final Analysis Memorandum for Husteel Co., Ltd.,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Producer or exporter Weightedaverage dumping margins (percent) 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.20 Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), the Department has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. For Husteel, the company we selected for individual examination, we calculated an importerspecific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for each importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).6 For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Husteel or Hyundai for which they did not know their merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For AJU Besteel, NEXTEEL, and SeAH Steel Corporation (the companies not selected for individual examination), we will instruct CBP to apply the rate assigned to them in the final results of this review to all entries of subject merchandise produced and/or exported by these companies. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of these reviews. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of this administrative review for all 6 In these final results, the Department applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 111 / Monday, June 12, 2017 / Notices shipments of CWP from Korea entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the companies listed above will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margins established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior completed segment of the proceeding, 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 original investigation but the producer has been covered in a prior complete segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 4.80 percent, the ‘‘all others’’ rate established in the order.7 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers Dated: June 6, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Theoretical Weight Comment 2: Hyundai’s Claim of No Shipment Comment 3: Reporting Period for U.S. and Comparison Market Sales Comment 4: Programming Codes for Mixed Currencies Comment 5: Classification of Comparison Market Credit Expenses VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–12105 Filed 6–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board: Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board or TTAB) will hold an open meeting via teleconference on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to deliberate on and potentially adopt a letter to the Secretary containing recommendations related to the importance of international travel and tourism to the United States. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Board at http:// trade.gov/ttab, at least one week in advance of the meeting. SUMMARY: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT. The deadline for members of the public to register, including requests for auxiliary aids, or to submit written comments for dissemination prior to the meeting, is 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 21, 2017. DATES: 7 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Brazil, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Mexico, and Venezuela, and Amendment to Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Korea, 57 FR 49453 (November 2, 1992). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Jun 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26911 The meeting will be held via conference call. The call-in number and passcode will be provided by email to registrants. Requests to register (including for auxiliary aids) and any written comments should be submitted to: U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 10003, Washington, DC 20230, or by email to TTAB@trade.gov. Members of the public are encouraged to submit registration requests and written comments via email to ensure timely receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Beall, the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 10003, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202– 482–5634, email: TTAB@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. Public Participation: The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible to people with disabilities. Any member of the public requesting to join the meeting is asked to register to register in advance by the deadline identified under the DATES caption. Requests for auxiliary aids must be submitted by the registration deadline. There will be fifteen (15) minutes allotted for oral comments from members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments may be limited to three (3) minutes per person. Members of the public wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name and address of the proposed speaker. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their prepared remarks by 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to the members of the Board. In addition, any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the Board’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to Brian Beall at the contact information indicated above. To be considered ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-809]


Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: 
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

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

SUMMARY: On December 9, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel 
pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). This review covers one 
mandatory respondent, Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel) and three companies 
not selected for individual examination, which are listed in the chart 
under the Finals Results of Review section below. Based on our analysis 
of the comments received, we continue to find that subject merchandise 
has been sold at less than normal value.

DATES: Effective June 12, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Shuler, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-1293.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 9, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary 
Results in the Federal Register.\1\ The period of review (POR) is 
November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015. We invited interested 
parties to comment on the Preliminary Results and received case and 
rebuttal briefs from interested parties.\2\ The Department conducted 
this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic 
of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2014-2015, 81 FR 89059 (December 9, 2016) (Preliminary 
Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See case briefs filed by Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel) and 
Wheatland Tube Company (Wheatland) on January 13, 2017, and rebuttal 
briefs filed by Husteel and Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai) on 
January 25, 2017.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is circular welded non-alloy 
steel pipe and tube. Imports of the product are currently classifiable 
in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
subheadings 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 
7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, and 7306.30.5090. While the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description is dispositive. A full description of the scope of 
the order is contained in the Issues and Decission Memorandum.\3\
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    \3\ For a full description of the scope of the order, see 
``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Circular Welded Non-Alloy 
Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea: 2014-2015,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum) at 2-3.
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Final Determination of No Shipments

    In the Preliminary Results, we preliminarily determined that 
Hyundai had no reviewable transactions during the POR. We continue to 
find that Hyundai had no reviewable entries during the POR.\4\
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    \4\ See the Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 2 for a 
full explanation of our analysis.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in 
this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list 
of the issues raised is attached to this notice as an Appendix. The 
Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 
electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and 
is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of 
the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete 
version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
on the internet at http://trade.gov/enforcement.

Changes From the Preliminary Results

    Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made 
certain changes for Husteel since the Preliminary Results. 
Specifically, we have recalculated Husteel's theoretical weight and 
corrected several ministerial errors. For further details on the 
changes we made for these final results, see the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum and the final analysis memorandum for Husteel dated 
concurrently with this notice.\5\
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    \5\ See the Memorandum, ``Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe 
from the Republic of Korea: Final Analysis Memorandum for Husteel 
Co., Ltd.,'' dated concurrently with this notice.
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Final Results of Review

    As a result of this review, we determine that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist for the firms listed below for 
the period November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015.

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                    Producer or exporter                        dumping
                                                                margins
                                                               (percent)
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Husteel Co., Ltd............................................        1.20
AJU Besteel.................................................        1.20
NEXTEEL.....................................................        1.20
SeAH Steel Corporation......................................        1.20
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Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1), the Department has determined, and U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all 
appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final 
results of this review. For Husteel, the company we selected for 
individual examination, we calculated an importer-specific assessment 
rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping 
duties calculated for each importer's examined sales and the total 
entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\6\
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    \6\ In these final results, the Department applied the 
assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping 
Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and 
Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012).
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    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by 
Husteel or Hyundai for which they did not know their merchandise was 
destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such 
unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the 
intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.
    For AJU Besteel, NEXTEEL, and SeAH Steel Corporation (the companies 
not selected for individual examination), we will instruct CBP to apply 
the rate assigned to them in the final results of this review to all 
entries of subject merchandise produced and/or exported by these 
companies.
    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of these reviews.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of this administrative 
review for all

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shipments of CWP from Korea entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 
751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the companies 
listed above will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margins 
established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for 
merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this 
review but covered in a prior completed segment of the proceeding, 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 original investigation 
but the producer has been covered in a prior complete segment of this 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the 
most recent period for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash 
deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 
4.80 percent, the ``all others'' rate established in the order.\7\ 
These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect 
until further notice.
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    \7\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Circular 
Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Brazil, the Republic of Korea 
(Korea), Mexico, and Venezuela, and Amendment to Final Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy 
Steel Pipe from Korea, 57 FR 49453 (November 2, 1992).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to 
judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with 
the regulations and the terms of an APO is a violation subject to 
sanction.
    This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 
777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: June 6, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Issues
    Comment 1: Theoretical Weight
    Comment 2: Hyundai's Claim of No Shipment
    Comment 3: Reporting Period for U.S. and Comparison Market Sales
    Comment 4: Programming Codes for Mixed Currencies
    Comment 5: Classification of Comparison Market Credit Expenses
VI. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2017-12105 Filed 6-9-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P