Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Italy and Turkey: Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determinations With Final Antidumping Duty Determinations, 43516 [2017-19774]

Download as PDF 43516 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 179 / Monday, September 18, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–475–837; C–489–832] Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Italy and Turkey: Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determinations With Final Antidumping Duty Determinations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is aligning the final determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Italy and Turkey with the final determinations in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigations. DATES: Applicable September 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Corrigan and Yasmin Bordas at (202) 482–7438 and (202) 482–3813, respectively (Italy); Justin Neuman and Omar Qureshi at (202) 482–0486 and (202) 482–5307, respectively (Turkey), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Alignment With AD Final Determination On September 5, 2017, the Department published the preliminary affirmative CVD determinations pertaining to wire rod from Italy and Turkey.3 On August 30, 2017, in sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES Dated: September 12, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties for the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–19774 Filed 9–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–979] On April 17, 2017, the Department initiated the CVD investigations of wire rod from Italy and Turkey.1 Simultaneously, the Department initiated AD investigations of wire rod from Belarus, Italy, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.2 The CVD investigations and AD investigations cover the same class or kind of merchandise. 1 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy and Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 82 FR 19213 (April 26, 2017). 2 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Belarus, Italy, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 82 FR 19207 (April 26, 2017). 3 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty VerDate Sep<11>2014 accordance with section 705(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4)(i), and 351.210(i), Nucor Corporation, a petitioner in the instant investigations, timely requested alignment of the final CVD determinations with the final determinations in the related AD investigations of wire rod from Italy and Turkey.4 Therefore, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4)(i), we are aligning the final CVD determinations with the final AD determinations. Consequently, the final CVD determinations will be issued on the same date as the final AD determinations, which are currently scheduled to be issued no later than January 8, 2018,5 unless postponed. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(g). 16:54 Sep 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable September 18, 2017. AGENCY: Determination, 82 FR 41931 (September 5, 2017); see also Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Preliminary Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, in Part, 82 FR 41929 (September 5, 2017). 4 See Letter to the Secretary re: Countervailing Duty Investigation of Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Request to Align Countervailing Duty Final Determination with Antidumping Duty Final Determination, dated August 30, 2017; see also Letter to the Secretary re: Countervailing Duty Investigation of Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Turkey: Request to Align Countervailing Duty Final Determination with Antidumping Duty Final Determination, dated August 30, 2017. 5 This date reflects the next business day after the deadline of January 7, 2018. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krisha Hill or Celeste Chen, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4037 or (202) 482–0890, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 7, 2012, the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) (Order).1 On December 1, 2016, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order.2 The Department received multiple timely requests for an administrative review of the Order. On February 13, 2017, in accordance with section 751(a) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of the initiation of an administrative review of the Order.3 The administrative review was initiated with respect to 47 companies or groups of companies, and covers the period from December 1, 2015, through November 30, 2016. Requesting parties have subsequently timely withdrawn all review requests for nine companies or groups of companies for which the Department initiated a review, as discussed below. Partial Rescission Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. All requesting parties withdrew their respective requests for an administrative review of the nine companies or groups of companies listed in the Appendix within 90 days of the date of publication of Initiation Notice. Accordingly, the Department is rescinding this review 1 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018 (December 7, 2012). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 80 FR 86694 (December 1, 2016). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 10457 (February 13, 2017) (Initiation Notice). E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-475-837; C-489-832]


Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Italy and Turkey: Alignment 
of Final Countervailing Duty Determinations With Final Antidumping Duty 
Determinations

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is aligning the 
final determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of 
carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Italy and Turkey with 
the final determinations in the companion antidumping duty (AD) 
investigations.

DATES: Applicable September 18, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Corrigan and Yasmin Bordas at 
(202) 482-7438 and (202) 482-3813, respectively (Italy); Justin Neuman 
and Omar Qureshi at (202) 482-0486 and (202) 482-5307, respectively 
(Turkey), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 17, 2017, the Department initiated the CVD investigations 
of wire rod from Italy and Turkey.\1\ Simultaneously, the Department 
initiated AD investigations of wire rod from Belarus, Italy, the 
Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, the 
Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United 
Kingdom.\2\ The CVD investigations and AD investigations cover the same 
class or kind of merchandise.
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    \1\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy and Turkey: 
Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 82 FR 19213 (April 
26, 2017).
    \2\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Belarus, Italy, the 
Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, the 
Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and United 
Kingdom: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 82 FR 
19207 (April 26, 2017).
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Alignment With AD Final Determination

    On September 5, 2017, the Department published the preliminary 
affirmative CVD determinations pertaining to wire rod from Italy and 
Turkey.\3\ On August 30, 2017, in accordance with section 705(a) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4)(i), and 
351.210(i), Nucor Corporation, a petitioner in the instant 
investigations, timely requested alignment of the final CVD 
determinations with the final determinations in the related AD 
investigations of wire rod from Italy and Turkey.\4\ Therefore, in 
accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(4)(i), we are aligning the final CVD determinations with the 
final AD determinations. Consequently, the final CVD determinations 
will be issued on the same date as the final AD determinations, which 
are currently scheduled to be issued no later than January 8, 2018,\5\ 
unless postponed.
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    \3\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Preliminary 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 82 FR 41931 
(September 5, 2017); see also Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from 
the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty 
Determination and Preliminary Affirmative Critical Circumstances 
Determination, in Part, 82 FR 41929 (September 5, 2017).
    \4\ See Letter to the Secretary re: Countervailing Duty 
Investigation of Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Request 
to Align Countervailing Duty Final Determination with Antidumping 
Duty Final Determination, dated August 30, 2017; see also Letter to 
the Secretary re: Countervailing Duty Investigation of Carbon and 
Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Turkey: Request to Align 
Countervailing Duty Final Determination with Antidumping Duty Final 
Determination, dated August 30, 2017.
    \5\ This date reflects the next business day after the deadline 
of January 7, 2018. See Notice of Clarification: Application of 
``Next Business Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination 
Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 
24533 (May 10, 2005).
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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 705(a)(1) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(g).

    Dated: September 12, 2017.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties for the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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