Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Romania: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 44561-44562 [2017-20401]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices party submitted a request for a hearing in the instant review. The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–485–805] Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Romania: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 7, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Romania. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, S.C. Silcotub S.A. (Silcotub). The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2015, through July 31, 2016. No interested party submitted comments on the preliminary results. We made no changes to the margin calculations for the final results of this review. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for Silcotub is listed below in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applied September 25, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson or Denisa Ursu, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4929 or (202) 482–2285, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Background This review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, Silcotub. On June 7, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Results in the Federal Register.1 We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.2 No interested party submitted comments. Further, no 1 See Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Romania: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016, 82 FR 26452 (June 7, 2017) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Memorandum ‘‘Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Romania: Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015– 2016,’’ dated June 1, 2017 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 2 Preliminary Results, 82 FR at 26453. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the Order 3 is small diameter seamless pipe. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7304.10.10.20, 7304.10.50.20, 7304.19.10.20, 7304.19.50.20, 7304.31.30.00, 7304.31.60.50, 7304.39.00.16, 7304.39.00.20, 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.51.50.05, 7304.51.50.60, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.10, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, and 7304.59.80.25. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only; the written product description of the scope of the Order is dispositive.4 Changes Since the Preliminary Results As no parties submitted comments on the margin calculation methodology used in the Preliminary Results, the Department made no adjustments to that methodology in the final results of this review. Final Results of the Review As a result of this review, the Department determines that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for entries of subject merchandise that were produced and/or exported by the following company during the POR: Manufacturer/exporter Weightedaverage margin (percent) S.C. Silcotub S.A. ....................... 0.00 Assessment Rates The Department shall determine, 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, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b). Because we calculated a zero margin for Silcotub in the final results of this review, we intend to 3 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Romania, 65 FR 48963 (August 10, 2000) (the Order). 4 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum for a complete description of the scope of the Order. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44561 instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties all shipments of subject merchandise manufactured and exported by Silcotub, entered or withdrawn from warehouse during the POR. The Department intends to issue the appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of these final results for all shipments of certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Romania entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for entries of subject merchandise manufactured and/or exported by Silcotub will be zero; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a completed prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recentlycompleted segment; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recentlycompleted segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 13.06 percent, the all-others rate established in the Order. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a final 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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order In accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), this notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 44562 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices information disclosed under the APO, 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 subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We intend to issue and publish these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(5). Dated: September 19, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–20401 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–059] Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain colddrawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel (cold-drawn mechanical tubing) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The period of investigation is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. DATES: Applied September 25, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shanah Lee at (202) 482–6386 or Laurel LaCivita at (202) 482–4243, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department published the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 notice of initiation of this investigation on May 16, 2017.1 On June 23, 2017, the Department postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now September 18, 2017.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is cold-drawn mechanical tubing from the PRC. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to the Department’s regulations,4 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage, (i.e., scope).5 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice, as well as additional language proposed by the Department. The Department intends to issue its preliminary decision regarding comments concerning the scope of the antidumping duty (AD) and 1 See Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from India and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 82 FR 22486 (May 16, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from India and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 82 FR 28641 (June 23, 2017). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Affirmative Determination: Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain ColdDrawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 5 See Initiation Notice, 82 FR at 22486, 22487. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 countervailing duty (CVD) investigations in the preliminary determination of the companion AD investigation. Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, the Department preliminarily determines that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.6 The Department notes that in making these findings, it relied, in part, on facts available and, because it finds that one or more respondents did not act to the best of their ability to respond to the Department’s requests for information, it drew an adverse inference where appropriate in selecting from among the facts otherwise available.7 For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. All-Others Rate Sections 703(d) and 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act provide that in the preliminary determination, the Department shall determine an estimated all-others rate for companies not individually examined. This rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated subsidy rates established for those companies individually examined, excluding any zero and de minimis rates and any rates based entirely under section 776 of the Act. In this investigation, the Department calculated individual estimated countervailable subsidy rates for Jiangsu Hongyi Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. (Hongyi) and Zhangjiagang Huacheng Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Huacheng I&E) that are not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts otherwise available. The Department calculated the all-others’’ rate using a simple average of the individual estimated subsidy rates calculated for the examined respondents.8 6 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 7 See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. 8 With two respondents under examination, the Department normally calculates (A) a weightedaverage of the estimated subsidy rates calculated for the examined respondents; (B) a simple average of the estimated subsidy rates calculated for the examined respondents; and (C) a weighted-average of the estimated subsidy rates calculated for the examined respondents using each company’s publicly-ranged values for the merchandise under consideration. The Department then compares (B) and (C) to (A) and selects the rate closest to (A) as E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-485-805]


Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line 
and Pressure Pipe From Romania: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2015-2016

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

SUMMARY: On June 7, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain small diameter carbon and alloy 
seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Romania. The review 
covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, S.C. Silcotub 
S.A. (Silcotub). The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2015, through 
July 31, 2016.
    No interested party submitted comments on the preliminary results. 
We made no changes to the margin calculations for the final results of 
this review. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the 
preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for 
Silcotub is listed below in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of 
this notice.

DATES: Applied September 25, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson or Denisa Ursu, AD/
CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4929 or (202) 
482-2285, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    This review covers one producer/exporter of the subject 
merchandise, Silcotub. On June 7, 2017, the Department published the 
Preliminary Results in the Federal Register.\1\ We invited parties to 
comment on the Preliminary Results.\2\ No interested party submitted 
comments. Further, no party submitted a request for a hearing in the 
instant review. The Department conducted this administrative review in 
accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act).
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    \1\ See Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless 
Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Romania: Preliminary Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 82 FR 26452 
(June 7, 2017) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Memorandum 
``Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line 
and Pressure Pipe from Romania: Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016,'' 
dated June 1, 2017 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
    \2\ Preliminary Results, 82 FR at 26453.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the Order \3\ is small diameter seamless 
pipe. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7304.10.10.20, 
7304.10.50.20, 7304.19.10.20, 7304.19.50.20, 7304.31.30.00, 
7304.31.60.50, 7304.39.00.16, 7304.39.00.20, 7304.39.00.24, 
7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.51.50.05, 7304.51.50.60, 
7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.10, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, and 
7304.59.80.25. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only; the written product description of the scope of 
the Order is dispositive.\4\
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    \3\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Small Diameter 
Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from 
Romania, 65 FR 48963 (August 10, 2000) (the Order).
    \4\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum for a complete 
description of the scope of the Order.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    As no parties submitted comments on the margin calculation 
methodology used in the Preliminary Results, the Department made no 
adjustments to that methodology in the final results of this review.

Final Results of the Review

    As a result of this review, the Department determines that the 
following weighted-average dumping margin exists for entries of subject 
merchandise that were produced and/or exported by the following company 
during the POR:

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                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
                   Manufacturer/exporter                        margin
                                                              (percent)
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S.C. Silcotub S.A..........................................        0.00
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Assessment Rates

    The Department shall determine, 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, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b). Because we calculated a zero margin for Silcotub in the 
final results of this review, we intend to instruct CBP to liquidate 
without regard to antidumping duties all shipments of subject 
merchandise manufactured and exported by Silcotub, entered or withdrawn 
from warehouse during the POR.
    The Department intends to issue the appropriate assessment 
instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these 
final results of review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of these final results for all shipments of 
certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and 
pressure pipe from Romania entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the publication date as provided by section 
751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for entries of subject 
merchandise manufactured and/or exported by Silcotub will be zero; (2) 
for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in 
this review but covered in a completed prior segment of the proceeding, 
the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate 
published for the most recentlycompleted segment; (3) if the exporter 
is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original 
investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be 
the rate established for the most recently- completed segment for the 
manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all 
other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 13.06 percent, the 
all-others rate established in the Order. These cash deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a final 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 POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Order

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), this notice also serves as 
a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) 
of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of 
proprietary

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information disclosed under the APO, 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 subject 
to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We intend to issue and publish these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 
351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: September 19, 2017.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-20401 Filed 9-22-17; 8:45 am]
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