Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From Italy: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 29481-29483 [2017-13629]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 124 / Thursday, June 29, 2017 / Notices 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 the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 705(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210. Dated: June 23, 2017 Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance . sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation covers finished carbon steel flanges. Finished carbon steel flanges differ from unfinished carbon steel flanges (also known as carbon steel flange forgings) in that they have undergone further processing after forging, including, but not limited to, beveling, bore threading, center or step boring, face machining, taper boring, machining ends or surfaces, drilling bolt holes, and/or deburring or shot blasting. Any one of these postforging processes suffices to render the forging into a finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this investigation. However, mere heat treatment of a carbon steel flange forging (without any other further processing after forging) does not render the forging into a finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this investigation. While these finished carbon steel flanges are generally manufactured to specification ASME B16.5 or ASME B16.47 series A or series B, the scope is not limited to flanges produced under those specifications. All types of finished carbon steel flanges are included in the scope regardless of pipe size (which may or may not be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure class (usually, but not necessarily, expressed in pounds of pressure, e.g., 150, 300, 400, 600, 900, 1500, 2500, etc.), type of face (e.g., flat face, full face, raised face, etc.), configuration (e.g., weld neck, slip on, socket weld, lap joint, threaded, etc.), wall thickness (usually, but not necessarily, expressed in inches), normalization, or whether or not heat treated. These carbon steel flanges either meet or exceed the requirements of the ASTM A105, ASTM A694, ASTM A181, ASTM A350 and ASTM A707 standards (or comparable foreign specifications). The scope includes any flanges produced to the above-referenced ASTM standards as currently stated or as may be amended. The term ‘‘carbon steel’’ under this scope is steel in which: (a) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements: (b) The carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (c) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, as indicated: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Jun 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 (i) 0.87 percent of aluminum; (ii) 0.0105 percent of boron; (iii) 10.10 percent of chromium; (iv) 1.55 percent of columbium; (v) 3.10 percent of copper; (vi) 0.38 percent of lead; (vii) 3.04 percent of manganese; (viii) 2.05 percent of molybdenum; (ix) 20.15 percent of nickel; (x) 1.55 percent of niobium; (xi) 0.20 percent of nitrogen; (xii) 0.21 percent of phosphorus; (xiii) 3.10 percent of silicon; (xiv) 0.21 percent of sulfur; (xv) 1.05 percent of titanium; (xvi) 4.06 percent of tungsten; (xvii) 0.53 percent of vanadium; or (xviii) 0.015 percent of zirconium. Finished carbon steel flanges are currently classified under subheadings 7307.91.5010 and 7307.91.5050 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). They may also be entered under HTSUS subheadings 7307.91.5030 and 7307.91.5070. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Scope Comments V. Scope of the Investigation VI. Subsidies Valuation Information VII. Benchmarks and Interest Rates VIII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences IX. Analysis of Programs A. Programs Determined to be Countervailable B. Programs Determined to be Not Used X. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether the Department Should Have Rejected the Government of India’s Supplemental Questionnaire Response Comment 2: Whether the Duty Drawback (DDB) Program Provides a Countervailable Subsidy Comment 3: Whether R.N. Gupta & Co., Ltd. (RNG) and USK Group Should Report Duty Export Pass Book (DEPB) Licenses During the Average Useful Life (AUL) Period Prior to the Period of Investigation (POI) Comment 4: Whether USK Group and RNG Received Benefits from Certain Government of India Majority-Owned Banks Comment 5: Whether the Export Promotion of Capital Goods Scheme (EPCGS) Provides a Countervailable Subsidy and Whether the EPCGS Used the Correct Denominator for the Benefit Calculation of Respondents Comment 6: Whether to Apply Adverse Facts Available (AFA) to Norma’s AUL Sales Data Comment 7: Whether to Apply AFA to RNG’s Unaffiliated Indian Suppliers of Subject Merchandise PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29481 Comment 8: Whether to Countervail Funds Received by RNG Under the Focus Product Scheme (FPS) During the POI XI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–13628 Filed 6–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–835] Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From Italy: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) determines that imports of finished carbon steel flanges (flanges) from Italy are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Determination.’’ The period of investigation is April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. DATES: Effective June 29, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moses Song or Edythe Artman, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5041, or (202) 482–3931, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 8, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register.1 In the Preliminary Determination, we postponed the final determination until no later than 135 days after the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination, in accordance with section 735(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 The petitioners in this investigation are Weldbend Corporation and Boltex Manufacturing Co., L.P. The two mandatory respondents in this investigation are: (1) Metalfar Prodotti Industriali S.p.A. (Metalfar); and (2) Officine Ambrogio Melesi & C. S.r.l. 1 See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Italy: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 82 FR 9711 (February 8, 2017) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 9713. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 29482 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 124 / Thursday, June 29, 2017 / Notices (Melesi)/ASFO S.p.A. (ASFO) (collectively, Melesi/ASFO). A summary of the events that occurred since the Department published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 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 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are finished carbon steel flanges from Italy. The Department did not receive any scope comments and has not updated the scope of the investigation since the Preliminary Determination. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix I of this notice. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were submitted by interested parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of these issues is attached to this notice at Appendix II. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Verification Because the mandatory respondents in this investigation did not provide the information requested, the Department did not conduct verification. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination and Use of Adverse Facts Available The Department has made no changes to the Preliminary Determination. As stated in the Preliminary Determination, we found that the application of facts available with an adverse inference with respect to both mandatory respondents 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Italy: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value,’’ dated concurrently with this determination and hereby adopted by this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Jun 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 in this investigation, Metalfar and Melesi/ASFO, was warranted, in accordance with sections 776(a)(1), 776(a)(2)(A)–(C), and 776(b) of the Act.4 Appendix I of this notice, which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after February 8, 2017, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination. All-Others Rate Furthermore, the Department will As discussed in the Preliminary instruct CBP to require a cash deposit Determination, the Department based for such entries of merchandise. the selection of the all-others rate on the Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of simple average of the three dumping the Act, CBP shall require a cash deposit margins calculated for subject equal to the weighted-average amount merchandise from Italy alleged in the by which normal value exceeds U.S. petition,5 in accordance with section price, as follows: (1) For Metalfar and 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, and determined Melesi/ASFO, the cash deposit rates a rate of 79.17 percent. We made no will be equal to the estimated weightedchanges to the all-others rate for this average dumping margin which the final determination.6 Department determined in this final determination; (2) if the exporter is not Final Determination a firm identified in this investigation The final estimated weighted-average but the producer is, then the cash dumping margins are as follows: deposit rate will be equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping Weightedmargin established for the producer of average the subject merchandise; (3) the cash Producer or exporter dumping margins deposit rate for all other producers and (percent) exporters will be 79.17 percent, as discussed in the ‘‘All-Others Rate’’ Metalfar Prodotti Industriali section and as listed in the chart, above. S.p.A ................................. 204.53 The instructions suspending Officine Ambrogio Melesi & liquidation will remain in effect until C. S.r.l./ASFO S.p.A ......... 204.53 further notice. All Other Producers and Exporters ............................... 79.17 Disclosure The estimated weighted-average dumping margins assigned to the mandatory respondents in this investigation in the Preliminary Determination were based on adverse facts available and the Department described the method it used to determine the adverse facts available rate in the Preliminary Determination. As we made no changes to this margin since the Preliminary Determination, no additional disclosure of calculations is necessary for this final determination. Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of flanges from Italy, as described in 4 See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 9712 and PDM at 4–9. 5 See Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India, Italy and Spain and Countervailing Duties on Imports from India, dated June 30, 2016 (the Petition) at Volume III; see also Letter from Petitioners to the Department, regarding ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Italy: Second Supplemental Questionnaire Response,’’ dated July 13, 2016; see also Antidumping Duty Investigation Initiation Checklist: Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Italy, dated July 20, 2016. 6 See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 9712. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) of our final determination. Because the final determination in this proceeding is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation of finished carbon steel flanges from Italy no later than 45 days after this final determination. If the ITC determines that material injury or threat of material injury does not exist, the proceeding will be terminated and all cash deposits will be refunded. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, the Department will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation, as discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice will serve as a reminder to parties subject to administrative E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 124 / Thursday, June 29, 2017 / Notices protective orders (APOs) 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 or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This determination and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c). Dated: June 23, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation covers finished carbon steel flanges. Finished carbon steel flanges differ from unfinished carbon steel flanges (also known as carbon steel flange forgings) in that they have undergone further processing after forging, including, but not limited to, beveling, bore threading, center or step boring, face machining, taper boring, machining ends or surfaces, drilling bolt holes, and/or deburring or shot blasting. Any one of these post-forging processes suffices to render the forging into a finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this investigation. However, mere heat treatment of a carbon steel flange forging (without any other further processing after forging) does not render the forging into a finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this investigation. While these finished carbon steel flanges are generally manufactured to specification ASME B16.5 or ASME B16.47 series A or series B, the scope is not limited to flanges produced under those specifications. All types of finished carbon steel flanges are included in the scope regardless of pipe size (which may or may not be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure class (usually, but not necessarily, expressed in pounds of pressure, e.g., 150, 300, 400, 600, 900, 1500, 2500, etc.), type of face (e.g., flat face, full face, raised face, etc.), configuration (e.g., weld neck, slip on, socket weld, lap joint, threaded, etc.), wall thickness (usually, but not necessarily, expressed in inches), normalization, or whether or not heat treated. These carbon steel flanges either meet or exceed the requirements of the ASTM A105, ASTM A694, ASTM A181, ASTM A350 and ASTM A707 standards (or comparable foreign specifications). The scope includes any flanges produced to the above-referenced ASTM standards as currently stated or as may be amended. The term ‘‘carbon steel’’ under this scope is steel in which: (a) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements: (b) The carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Jun 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 (c) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, as indicated: (i) 0.87 percent of aluminum; (ii) 0.0105 percent of boron; (iii) 10.10 percent of chromium; (iv) 1.55 percent of columbium; (v) 3.10 percent of copper; (vi) 0.38 percent of lead; (vii) 3.04 percent of manganese; (viii) 2.05 percent of molybdenum; (ix) 20.15 percent of nickel; (x) 1.55 percent of niobium; (xi) 0.20 percent of nitrogen; (xii) 0.21 percent of phosphorus; (xiii) 3.10 percent of silicon; (xiv) 0.21 percent of sulfur; (xv) 1.05 percent of titanium; (xvi) 4.06 percent of tungsten; (xvii) 0.53 percent of vanadium; or (xviii) 0.015 percent of zirconium. Finished carbon steel flanges are currently classified under subheadings 7307.91.5010 and 7307.91.5050 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). They may also be entered under HTSUS subheadings 7307.91.5030 and 7307.91.5070. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Scope of the Investigation V. Discussion of the Issues: Comment 1: Collapsing of Melesi and ASFO Comment 2: Application of Total AFA to Melesi/ASFO Comment 3: Use of the Highest Petition Rate as the Total AFA Rate for Melesi/ ASFO Comment 4: Verification of Melesi/ASFO VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–13629 Filed 6–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–871] Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) determines that imports of finished carbon steel flanges (flanges) from India are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Determination.’’ AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29483 The period of investigation is April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. DATES: Effective June 29, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker or Mark Flessner, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2924, or (202) 482–6312, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 8, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register.1 In the Preliminary Determination, we postponed the final determination until no later than 135 days after the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination, in accordance with section 735(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 The petitioners in this investigation are Weldbend Corporation and Boltex Manufacturing Co., L.P. The two mandatory respondents in this investigation are: R. N. Gupta & Co., Ltd. (Gupta); and Norma (India) Limited (Norma). A summary of the events that occurred since the Department published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov. The signed and electronic versions of 1 See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 82 FR 9719 (February 8, 2017) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 9721. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value,’’ dated concurrently with this determination and hereby adopted by this notice. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-475-835]


Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From Italy: Final Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) determines that 
imports of finished carbon steel flanges (flanges) from Italy are 
being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair 
value (LTFV). The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins of 
sales at LTFV are listed below in the section entitled ``Final 
Determination.'' The period of investigation is April 1, 2015, through 
March 31, 2016.

DATES: Effective June 29, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moses Song or Edythe Artman, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5041, or (202) 482-
3931, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 8, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary 
Determination in the Federal Register.\1\ In the Preliminary 
Determination, we postponed the final determination until no later than 
135 days after the date of publication of the Preliminary 
Determination, in accordance with section 735(a)(2) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\
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    \1\ See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Italy: Preliminary 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of 
Final Determination, 82 FR 9711 (February 8, 2017) (Preliminary 
Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
(PDM).
    \2\ See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 9713.
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    The petitioners in this investigation are Weldbend Corporation and 
Boltex Manufacturing Co., L.P. The two mandatory respondents in this 
investigation are: (1) Metalfar Prodotti Industriali S.p.A. (Metalfar); 
and (2) Officine Ambrogio Melesi & C. S.r.l.

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(Melesi)/ASFO S.p.A. (ASFO) (collectively, Melesi/ASFO).
    A summary of the events that occurred since the Department 
published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion 
of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be 
found in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.\3\ 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 
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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Italy: 
Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value,'' dated concurrently with this 
determination and hereby adopted by this notice.
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Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are finished carbon 
steel flanges from Italy. The Department did not receive any scope 
comments and has not updated the scope of the investigation since the 
Preliminary Determination. For a complete description of the scope of 
the investigation, see Appendix I of this notice.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were 
submitted by interested parties in this investigation are addressed in 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of these issues is attached 
to this notice at Appendix II.

Verification

    Because the mandatory respondents in this investigation did not 
provide the information requested, the Department did not conduct 
verification.

Changes Since the Preliminary Determination and Use of Adverse Facts 
Available

    The Department has made no changes to the Preliminary 
Determination. As stated in the Preliminary Determination, we found 
that the application of facts available with an adverse inference with 
respect to both mandatory respondents in this investigation, Metalfar 
and Melesi/ASFO, was warranted, in accordance with sections 776(a)(1), 
776(a)(2)(A)-(C), and 776(b) of the Act.\4\
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    \4\ See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 9712 and PDM at 4-9.
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All-Others Rate

    As discussed in the Preliminary Determination, the Department based 
the selection of the all-others rate on the simple average of the three 
dumping margins calculated for subject merchandise from Italy alleged 
in the petition,\5\ in accordance with section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, 
and determined a rate of 79.17 percent. We made no changes to the all-
others rate for this final determination.\6\
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    \5\ See Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on 
Imports of Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India, Italy and Spain 
and Countervailing Duties on Imports from India, dated June 30, 2016 
(the Petition) at Volume III; see also Letter from Petitioners to 
the Department, regarding ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from 
Italy: Second Supplemental Questionnaire Response,'' dated July 13, 
2016; see also Antidumping Duty Investigation Initiation Checklist: 
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Italy, dated July 20, 2016.
    \6\ See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 9712.
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Final Determination

    The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as 
follows:

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                                                             Weighted-
                                                              average
                  Producer or exporter                        dumping
                                                              margins
                                                             (percent)
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Metalfar Prodotti Industriali S.p.A.....................          204.53
Officine Ambrogio Melesi & C. S.r.l./ASFO S.p.A.........          204.53
All Other Producers and Exporters.......................           79.17
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Disclosure

    The estimated weighted-average dumping margins assigned to the 
mandatory respondents in this investigation in the Preliminary 
Determination were based on adverse facts available and the Department 
described the method it used to determine the adverse facts available 
rate in the Preliminary Determination. As we made no changes to this 
margin since the Preliminary Determination, no additional disclosure of 
calculations is necessary for this final determination.

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department 
will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to 
suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of flanges from Italy, 
as described in Appendix I of this notice, which were entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after February 8, 2017, 
the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination. Furthermore, 
the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit for such 
entries of merchandise. Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the 
Act, CBP shall require a cash deposit equal to the weighted-average 
amount by which normal value exceeds U.S. price, as follows: (1) For 
Metalfar and Melesi/ASFO, the cash deposit rates will be equal to the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin which the Department 
determined in this final determination; (2) if the exporter is not a 
firm identified in this investigation but the producer is, then the 
cash deposit rate will be equal to the estimated weighted-average 
dumping margin established for the producer of the subject merchandise; 
(3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers and exporters will be 
79.17 percent, as discussed in the ``All-Others Rate'' section and as 
listed in the chart, above.
    The instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until 
further notice.

U.S. International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) of our final determination. 
Because the final determination in this proceeding is affirmative, in 
accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its 
final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United 
States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by 
reason of imports, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for 
importation of finished carbon steel flanges from Italy no later than 
45 days after this final determination. If the ITC determines that 
material injury or threat of material injury does not exist, the 
proceeding will be terminated and all cash deposits will be refunded. 
If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, the Department will 
issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further 
instruction by the Department, antidumping duties on all imports of the 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of 
liquidation, as discussed above in the ``Continuation of Suspension of 
Liquidation'' section.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice will serve as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative

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protective orders (APOs) 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 or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial 
protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the 
regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination and notice are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(c).

    Dated: June 23, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of this investigation covers finished carbon steel 
flanges. Finished carbon steel flanges differ from unfinished carbon 
steel flanges (also known as carbon steel flange forgings) in that 
they have undergone further processing after forging, including, but 
not limited to, beveling, bore threading, center or step boring, 
face machining, taper boring, machining ends or surfaces, drilling 
bolt holes, and/or de-burring or shot blasting. Any one of these 
post-forging processes suffices to render the forging into a 
finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this investigation. 
However, mere heat treatment of a carbon steel flange forging 
(without any other further processing after forging) does not render 
the forging into a finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this 
investigation.
    While these finished carbon steel flanges are generally 
manufactured to specification ASME B16.5 or ASME B16.47 series A or 
series B, the scope is not limited to flanges produced under those 
specifications. All types of finished carbon steel flanges are 
included in the scope regardless of pipe size (which may or may not 
be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure class 
(usually, but not necessarily, expressed in pounds of pressure, 
e.g., 150, 300, 400, 600, 900, 1500, 2500, etc.), type of face 
(e.g., flat face, full face, raised face, etc.), configuration 
(e.g., weld neck, slip on, socket weld, lap joint, threaded, etc.), 
wall thickness (usually, but not necessarily, expressed in inches), 
normalization, or whether or not heat treated. These carbon steel 
flanges either meet or exceed the requirements of the ASTM A105, 
ASTM A694, ASTM A181, ASTM A350 and ASTM A707 standards (or 
comparable foreign specifications). The scope includes any flanges 
produced to the above-referenced ASTM standards as currently stated 
or as may be amended. The term ``carbon steel'' under this scope is 
steel in which:
    (a) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other 
contained elements:
    (b) The carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and
    (c) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by 
weight, as indicated:
    (i) 0.87 percent of aluminum;
    (ii) 0.0105 percent of boron;
    (iii) 10.10 percent of chromium;
    (iv) 1.55 percent of columbium;
    (v) 3.10 percent of copper;
    (vi) 0.38 percent of lead;
    (vii) 3.04 percent of manganese;
    (viii) 2.05 percent of molybdenum;
    (ix) 20.15 percent of nickel;
    (x) 1.55 percent of niobium;
    (xi) 0.20 percent of nitrogen;
    (xii) 0.21 percent of phosphorus;
    (xiii) 3.10 percent of silicon;
    (xiv) 0.21 percent of sulfur;
    (xv) 1.05 percent of titanium;
    (xvi) 4.06 percent of tungsten;
    (xvii) 0.53 percent of vanadium; or
    (xviii) 0.015 percent of zirconium.
    Finished carbon steel flanges are currently classified under 
subheadings 7307.91.5010 and 7307.91.5050 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). They may also be entered 
under HTSUS subheadings 7307.91.5030 and 7307.91.5070. The HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the 
written description of the scope is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Investigation
IV. Scope of the Investigation
V. Discussion of the Issues:
    Comment 1: Collapsing of Melesi and ASFO
    Comment 2: Application of Total AFA to Melesi/ASFO
    Comment 3: Use of the Highest Petition Rate as the Total AFA 
Rate for Melesi/ASFO
    Comment 4: Verification of Melesi/ASFO
VI. Recommendation

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