Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From the Russian Federation: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 31559-31560 [2017-14278]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 129 / Friday, July 7, 2017 / Notices by this review if any importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis.16 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of the final results of this new shipper review. Upon issuance of the final results of this administrative review, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. We will instruct CBP to liquidate entries containing merchandise from the PRC-wide entity at the PRC-wide rate we determine in the final results of the review. If we do not continue to treat Sunbeauty as part of the PRC-wide entity, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we will calculate importer-specific assessment rates. We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review if any importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis.17 The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of the final results or rescission of this new shipper review and the final results of this administrative review. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 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publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters listed above, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, i.e., less than 0.5 percent, no cash deposit rate will be required for that company); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recently completed period; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-wide rate of $2.63 per kilogram; and, (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter(s) that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, 16 Id. 17 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:56 Jul 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 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. This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) in this administrative review of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. The Department is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(2)(B) and 777(i)(l) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.214 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: June 29, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–14277 Filed 7–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–809] Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled CarbonQuality Steel Products From the Russian Federation: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On January 5, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hotrolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31559 products from the Russian Federation (Russia). The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Severstal PAO and Severstal Export (collectively, Severstal). The period of review (POR) is December 19, 2014, through November 30, 2015. After our analysis of the comments and information received, these final results do not change from the preliminary results of review. For the final weighted-average dumping margins, see the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section below. DATES: Effective July 7, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Madeline Heeren, 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) 482–0195, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 5, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Results.1 A summary of the events that occurred since the Department published these results, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for these final results, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.2 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 https://access.trade.gov and it is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 1 The Initiation Notice and Preliminary Results inadvertently referenced the incorrect order title. This Federal Register notice and the decision memorandum accompanying these final results use the original and correct order title, as reflected in the 2014 order. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 6832 (February 9, 2016) (Initiation Notice); see also Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Russian Federation: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014– 2015, 82 FR 1318 (January 5, 2017) (Preliminary Results); see also, Termination of the Suspension Agreement on Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled CarbonQuality Steel Products from the Russian Federation, Rescission of 2013–2014 Administrative Review, and Issuance of Antidumping Duty Order, 79 FR 77455 (December 24, 2014) (AD Order). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled CarbonQuality Steel Products from the Russian Federation; 2014–2015,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 31560 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 129 / Friday, July 7, 2017 / Notices addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbonquality steel products (hot-rolled steel) from Russia. The full text of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this administrative review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised by parties is attached in the Appendix to this notice. Adverse Facts Available In the Preliminary Results, the Department applied total adverse facts available (AFA) to Severstal and assigned it a rate of 184.56 percent. The Department determined that Severstal significantly impeded the proceeding, failed to provide necessary information, and failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability to comply with requests for information. As discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, we continue to assign Severstal an AFA rate for these final results of review. Final Results of the Review The final weighted-average dumping margin is as follows: Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of this notice for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication of these final results, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the respondent noted above will be the rate established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 184.56 percent, the all-others rate established in the antidumping duty investigation.4 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their Severstal PAO and Severstal responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) Export (collectively, Severstal) 184.56 to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/or Assessment Rate countervailing duties prior to Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the liquidation of the relevant entries during the period of review. Failure to Act, and 19 CFR 351.212(b), the comply with this requirement could Department has determined, and U.S. result in the Department’s presumption Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that reimbursement of antidumping shall assess, antidumping duties on all and/or countervailing duties did occur appropriate entries of subject and the subsequent assessment of merchandise in accordance with the doubled antidumping duties. 3 The final results of this review. Department shall instruct CBP to apply Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder 3 For assessment purposes, the Department to parties subject to administrative applied the assessment rate calculation method Exporter/producer asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) an ad valorem assessment rate of 184.56 percent to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced and/or exported by Severstal. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:56 Jul 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 4 See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from the Russian Federation, 64 FR 38626 (July 19, 1999). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/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. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Dated: June 30, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Final Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. List of Issues III. Background IV. Scope of the Order V. Discussion of the Issues 1. Application of Total Adverse Facts Available 2. Rejection of Severstal’s April 14, 2016, Extension Request 3. Issuance of a U.S. Customer Questionnaire 4. Release of Business Proprietary Information 5. Selection of AFA Rate VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–14278 Filed 7–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF502 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Data Best Practices Standing Panel webinar. AGENCY: The SEDAR Data Best Practices Panel will develop, review, and evaluate best practice recommendations for SEDAR Data Workshops. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 129 (Friday, July 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31559-31560]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-821-809]


Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From 
the Russian Federation: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2014-2015

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

SUMMARY: On January 5, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results 
of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain 
hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products from the Russian 
Federation (Russia). The review covers one producer/exporter of the 
subject merchandise, Severstal PAO and Severstal Export (collectively, 
Severstal). The period of review (POR) is December 19, 2014, through 
November 30, 2015. After our analysis of the comments and information 
received, these final results do not change from the preliminary 
results of review. For the final weighted-average dumping margins, see 
the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.

DATES: Effective July 7, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Madeline Heeren, 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) 482-0195, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 5, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary 
Results.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since the Department 
published these results, as well as a full discussion of the issues 
raised by parties for these final results, may be found in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.\2\ 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 https://access.trade.gov and 
it is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 
of the main Department of Commerce building. In

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addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. 
The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \1\ The Initiation Notice and Preliminary Results inadvertently 
referenced the incorrect order title. This Federal Register notice 
and the decision memorandum accompanying these final results use the 
original and correct order title, as reflected in the 2014 order. 
See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews, 81 FR 6832 (February 9, 2016) (Initiation Notice); see also 
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Russian 
Federation: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2014-2015, 82 FR 1318 (January 5, 2017) (Preliminary 
Results); see also, Termination of the Suspension Agreement on Hot-
Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from the Russian 
Federation, Rescission of 2013-2014 Administrative Review, and 
Issuance of Antidumping Duty Order, 79 FR 77455 (December 24, 2014) 
(AD Order).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of the Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty 
Order on Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel 
Products from the Russian Federation; 2014-2015,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is certain hot-rolled flat-rolled 
carbon-quality steel products (hot-rolled steel) from Russia. The full 
text of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to 
this administrative review are addressed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum. A list of the issues raised by parties is attached in the 
Appendix to this notice.

Adverse Facts Available

    In the Preliminary Results, the Department applied total adverse 
facts available (AFA) to Severstal and assigned it a rate of 184.56 
percent. The Department determined that Severstal significantly impeded 
the proceeding, failed to provide necessary information, and failed to 
cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability to comply with 
requests for information. As discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum, we continue to assign Severstal an AFA rate for these final 
results of review.

Final Results of the Review

    The final weighted-average dumping margin is as follows:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Severstal PAO and Severstal Export (collectively, Severstal)      184.56
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Assessment Rate

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.212(b), 
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.\3\ The Department shall instruct CBP to apply an ad valorem 
assessment rate of 184.56 percent to all entries of subject merchandise 
during the POR which were produced and/or exported by Severstal. The 
Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days 
after the date of publication of these final results of review.
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    \3\ For assessment purposes, 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 Proceedings: Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of this notice for all shipments of subject merchandise 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
publication of these final results, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of 
the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the respondent noted above will 
be the rate established in the final results of this administrative 
review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not 
covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of 
the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company 
specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this 
proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a 
prior review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, the 
cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently 
completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the subject 
merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or 
exporters will continue to be 184.56 percent, the all-others rate 
established in the antidumping duty investigation.\4\ These cash 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
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    \4\ See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from the 
Russian Federation, 64 FR 38626 (July 19, 1999).
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Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties

    This notice also 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 and/or countervailing duties prior to 
liquidation of the relevant entries during the period of review. 
Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the 
Department's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or 
countervailing duties did occur and the subsequent assessment of 
doubled antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which 
continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/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.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h).

    Dated: June 30, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Final Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. List of Issues
III. Background
IV. Scope of the Order
V. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Application of Total Adverse Facts Available
    2. Rejection of Severstal's April 14, 2016, Extension Request
    3. Issuance of a U.S. Customer Questionnaire
    4. Release of Business Proprietary Information
    5. Selection of AFA Rate
VI. Recommendation

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