Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Order, 45809-45810 [2017-20925]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Notices Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Injury Test V. Subsidies Valuation VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2017–21055 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–859] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Based on an affirmative final determination by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing the antidumping duty (AD) order on steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Taiwan. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable: October 2, 2017. Jun Jack Zhao or Kathryn Wallace at (202) 482–1396 and (202) 482–6251, respectively, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on June 27, 2017 the Department published its affirmative final determination in the less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation of rebar from Taiwan.1 On September 11, 2017, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of LTFV imports of subject merchandise from Taiwan within the meaning of 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act.2 1 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 34925 (June 27, 2017) (Final Determination). 2 See Letter from the ITC to the Honorable Gary Taverman, September 11, 2017 (Notification of ITC VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 On September 15, the ITC published its final determination in the Federal Register.3 Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is rebar from Taiwan. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Appendix to this notice. Antidumping Duty Order In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of rebar from Taiwan. Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are issuing this antidumping duty order. Because the ITC determined that imports of rebar from Taiwan are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Taiwan, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of rebar from Taiwan. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of rebar from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 7, 2017, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination,4 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication in the Federal Register of the ITC’s injury determination, as further described below. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of all relevant entries of rebar from Taiwan, effective the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register. Final Determination); see also Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan, Investigation No. 731–TA–1339 (Final) (September 2017). 3 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan, 82 FR 43403 (September 15, 2017). 4 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 12800 (March 7, 2017) (Preliminary Determination). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45809 These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. The Department will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits for estimated antidumping duties equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins indicated below. Accordingly, effective September 15, 2017, the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative determination in the Federal Register, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins listed below.5 The relevant all-others rates apply to all producers or exporters not specifically listed below. Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion of rebar from Taiwan, the Department extended the four-month period to six months in this case.6 The Department published the preliminary determination on March 7, 2017. Therefore, the extended period, beginning on the date of publication of the preliminary determination, ended on September 3, 2017. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that the collection of final cash deposits will begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of rebar from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after September 3, 2017, until and through September 14, 2017, the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins The weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages are as follows: 5 See 6 See E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM section 736(a)(3) of the Act. Preliminary Determination 82 FR at 12801. 02OCN1 45810 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Notices Exporter/manufacturer Weightedaverage dumping margins (percent) Power Steel Co., Ltd ................ Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works Co., Ltd ................................. All-Others .................................. 3.50 32.01 3.50 however, the written description of the scope remains dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–20925 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–802] Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to rebar from Taiwan, pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: September 25, 2017. Carole Showers, Executive Director, Office of Policy performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this order is steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form (rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade or lack thereof. Subject merchandise includes deformed steel wire with bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and which has been subjected to an elongation test. The subject merchandise includes rebar that has been further processed in the subject countries or a third country, including but not limited to cutting, grinding, galvanizing, painting, coating, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of this order if performed in the country of manufacture of the rebar. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., nondeformed or smooth rebar). Also excluded from the scope is deformed steel wire meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and without being subject to an elongation test. The subject merchandise is classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) primarily under item numbers 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010. The subject merchandise may also enter under other HTSUS numbers including 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7221.00.0017, 7221.00.0018, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, 7222.11.0001, 7222.11.0057, 7222.11.0059, 7222.30.0001, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6030, 7227.90.6035, 7227.90.6040, 7228.20.1000, and 7228.60.6000. HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 Uranium From the Russian Federation: Continuation of Suspension of Antidumping Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of determinations by the Department of Commerce (Department) that termination of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, as amended (the Agreement), and the suspended investigation on uranium from the Russian Federation (Russia) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that termination of the suspended investigation would likely lead to material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of the Agreement on uranium from Russia. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or Jill Buckles, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–0162 or (202) 482–6230, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of initiation of the fourth sunset review of the Agreement, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On the basis of the notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed by domestic interested parties and the lack of response from any respondent interested party, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the Agreement pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C). As a result of its review, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752 of the Act, the Department determined that termination of the Agreement and the suspended 1 See Initiation of Five-year (Sunset) Reviews, 76 FR 38613 (July 1, 2011). PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 investigation on uranium from the Russian Federation would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail should the Agreement be terminated.2 On September 26, 2017, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, the ITC published its determination that termination of the suspended investigation on uranium from the Russian Federation would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.3 Scope of the Agreement The product covered by the Suspension Agreement is natural uranium in the form of uranium ores and concentrates; natural uranium metal and natural uranium compounds; alloys, dispersions (including cermets), ceramic products, and mixtures containing natural uranium or natural uranium compounds; uranium enriched in U235 and its compounds; alloys, dispersions (including cermets), ceramic products, and mixtures containing uranium enriched in U235 or compounds of uranium enriched in U235; and any other forms of uranium within the same class or kind. Uranium ore from Russia that is milled into U3O8 and/or converted into UF6 in another country prior to direct and/or indirect importation into the United States is considered uranium from Russia and is subject to the terms of this Suspension Agreement. For purposes of this Suspension Agreement, uranium enriched in U235 or compounds of uranium enriched in U235 in Russia are covered by this Suspension Agreement, regardless of their subsequent modification or blending. Uranium enriched in U235 in another country prior to direct and/or indirect importation into the United States is not considered uranium from Russia and is not subject to the terms of this Suspension Agreement.4 2 See Uranium From the Russian Federation; Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Suspension Agreement, 82 FR 26776 (June 9, 2017). 3 See Uranium from Russia; Determination, Investigation No. 731–TA–539–C (Fourth Review), 82 FR 44842 (September 26, 2017); see also ITC Publication, Uranium from Russia (Investigation No. 731–TA–539–C (Fourth Review), USITC Publication 4727, September 2017). 4 The second amendment of two amendments to the Suspension Agreement effective on October 3, 1996, in part included within the scope of the Suspension Agreement on Russian uranium which had been enriched in a third country prior to importation into the United States. According to the amendment, this modification remained in effect E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 189 (Monday, October 2, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45809-45810]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-20925]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-859]


Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Antidumping Duty 
Order

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Based on an affirmative final determination by the Department 
of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission 
(ITC), the Department is issuing the antidumping duty (AD) order on 
steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Taiwan.

DATES: Applicable: October 2, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jun Jack Zhao or Kathryn Wallace at 
(202) 482-1396 and (202) 482-6251, respectively, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on June 27, 2017 
the Department published its affirmative final determination in the 
less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of rebar from Taiwan.\1\ On 
September 11, 2017, the ITC notified the Department of its final 
determination that an industry in the United States is materially 
injured by reason of LTFV imports of subject merchandise from Taiwan 
within the meaning of 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act.\2\ On September 15, 
the ITC published its final determination in the Federal Register.\3\
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    \1\ See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 34925 (June 
27, 2017) (Final Determination).
    \2\ See Letter from the ITC to the Honorable Gary Taverman, 
September 11, 2017 (Notification of ITC Final Determination); see 
also Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan, Investigation No. 
731-TA-1339 (Final) (September 2017).
    \3\ See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan, 82 FR 43403 
(September 15, 2017).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is rebar from Taiwan. For a 
complete description of the scope of the order, see the Appendix to 
this notice.

Antidumping Duty Order

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the 
Department of its final determination in this investigation, in which 
it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by 
reason of imports of rebar from Taiwan. Therefore, in accordance with 
section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are issuing this antidumping duty 
order. Because the ITC determined that imports of rebar from Taiwan are 
materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such 
merchandise from Taiwan, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the 
Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties 
equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise 
exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the 
merchandise, for all relevant entries of rebar from Taiwan. Antidumping 
duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of rebar from Taiwan 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 
7, 2017, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination,\4\ 
but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the 
provisional measures period and before publication in the Federal 
Register of the ITC's injury determination, as further described below.
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    \4\ See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan: Preliminary 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 
12800 (March 7, 2017) (Preliminary Determination).
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department 
will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of all relevant 
entries of rebar from Taiwan, effective the date of publication of the 
ITC's notice of final determination in the Federal Register. These 
instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further 
notice.
    The Department will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits for 
estimated antidumping duties equal to the estimated weighted-average 
dumping margins indicated below. Accordingly, effective September 15, 
2017, the date of publication of the ITC's final affirmative 
determination in the Federal Register, CBP will require, at the same 
time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this 
subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-
average dumping margins listed below.\5\ The relevant all-others rates 
apply to all producers or exporters not specifically listed below.
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    \5\ See section 736(a)(3) of the Act.
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Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation 
pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in 
effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six 
months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant 
proportion of rebar from Taiwan, the Department extended the four-month 
period to six months in this case.\6\ The Department published the 
preliminary determination on March 7, 2017. Therefore, the extended 
period, beginning on the date of publication of the preliminary 
determination, ended on September 3, 2017. Furthermore, section 737(b) 
of the Act states that the collection of final cash deposits will begin 
on the date of publication of the ITC's final injury determination.
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    \6\ See Preliminary Determination 82 FR at 12801.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of rebar from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption after September 3, 2017, until and through 
September 14, 2017, the day preceding the date of publication of the 
ITC's final injury determination in the Federal Register.

Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

    The weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages are as 
follows:

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                                                               average
                   Exporter/manufacturer                       dumping
                                                               margins
                                                              (percent)
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Power Steel Co., Ltd.......................................         3.50
Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works Co., Ltd......................        32.01
All-Others.................................................         3.50
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
rebar from Taiwan, pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested 
parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with section 
736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: September 25, 2017.
Carole Showers,
Executive Director, Office of Policy performing the duties of Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to this order is steel concrete 
reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form 
(rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade or lack 
thereof. Subject merchandise includes deformed steel wire with bar 
markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and which has been 
subjected to an elongation test.
    The subject merchandise includes rebar that has been further 
processed in the subject countries or a third country, including but 
not limited to cutting, grinding, galvanizing, painting, coating, or 
any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise 
from the scope of this order if performed in the country of 
manufacture of the rebar.
    Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., nondeformed or 
smooth rebar). Also excluded from the scope is deformed steel wire 
meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill mark, 
size, or grade) and without being subject to an elongation test.
    The subject merchandise is classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) primarily under item numbers 
7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010. The subject 
merchandise may also enter under other HTSUS numbers including 
7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7221.00.0017, 7221.00.0018, 
7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, 7222.11.0001, 7222.11.0057, 
7222.11.0059, 7222.30.0001, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6030, 
7227.90.6035, 7227.90.6040, 7228.20.1000, and 7228.60.6000.
    HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes; 
however, the written description of the scope remains dispositive.

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