Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Italy, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Postponement of Final Determinations of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation and Extension of Provisional Measures, 51613-51614 [2017-24175]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 7, 2017 / 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the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters listed above, the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 review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, i.e., less than 0.5 percent, a zero 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 recent period; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the PRC-Wide rate of 206 percent; 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 exporters that supplied that nonPRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Disclosure Normally, the Department discloses to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with the final results within five days of its public announcement, or if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because the Department has not calculated a weighted-average dumping margin for either of the mandatory respondents, there are no calculations to disclose. 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 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. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Nov 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the 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 the terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing 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; November 1, 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. Appendix Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Scope III. Background IV. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Circumvention Concerns and Treatment of RMB/IFI Comment 2: Proper Classification and Collection of Antidumping Duties on Tianjin Star’s Entries V. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2017–24178 Filed 11–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 51613 measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months. As the deadline for the final determinations of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of wire rod from Italy and Turkey have been aligned with the deadline for the final determinations of the LTFV investigations, the final CVD determinations shall also be postponed. DATES: Applicable November 7, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho (Italy) at 202–482–5075, Lingjun Wang (Korea) at 202–482–2316, Davina Freidmann (Spain) at 202–482– 0698, Ryan Mullen (Turkey) at 202– 482–5260, or Alice Maldonado (the UK) at 202–482–4682, 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 26, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the notice of initiation of the LTFV investigations of imports of wire rod from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the UK in the Federal Register.1 The period of investigations is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, for the CVD investigations on imports from Italy and Turkey as well as for the LTFV investigations on imports from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the UK. On September 5, 2017, and October 31, 2017, respectively, the Department published its preliminary determinations in the CVD and LTFV investigations.2 On September 18, 2017, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–836, A–580–891, A–469–816, A–489– 831, A–412–826] Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Italy, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Postponement of Final Determinations of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation and Extension of Provisional Measures Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is postponing the deadline for issuing the final determinations in the less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Italy, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom (the UK) until no later than March 15, 2018, and is extending the provisional AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 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) (LTFV Initiation Notice). 2 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 82 FR 41931 (September 5, 2017); 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) (collectively CVD Preliminary Determinations). See also, Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 50381 (October 31, 2017); Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstance, 82 FR 50386 (October 31, 2017); Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Spain: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstance, in Part, 82 FR 50389 (October 31, 2017); Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Turkey: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM Continued 07NON1 51614 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 7, 2017 / Notices the Department aligned the final deadline for the CVD investigations with the final determination of the LTFV investigations.3 ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Postponement of Final LTFV Determinations and Aligned Final CVD Determinations Section 735(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2) provide that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the exporters or producers who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the petitioners. Further, 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that such postponement requests by exporters be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a fourmonth period to a period of not more than six months, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act. Between September 14, 2017, and October 10, 2017, Ferriere Nord S.p.A. (Ferriere Nord); POSCO; Global Steel Wire SA (GSW), CELSA Atlantic SA (CELSA Atlantic) and Compania Espanola de Laminacion (CELSA Barcelona) (collectively, CELSA); Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas); Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S. (Icdas); and British Steel Limited (British Steel), mandatory respondents in these investigations, requested that the Department fully extend the deadline for the final LTFV determinations, and extend the application of the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months.4 On October 27, 2017, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Nucor Corporation, Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., and Charter Steel (collectively, the Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstance, 82 FR 50377 (October 31, 2017); and Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the United Kingdom: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstance, 82 FR 50394 (October 31, 2017). 3 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy and Turkey: Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determinations With Final Antidumping Duty Determinations, 82 FR 43516 (September 18, 2017). 4 See Letters from Ferriere Nord, POSCO, CELSA, Habas, Icdas, and British Steel dated September 19, 2017, October 10, 2017, October 10, 2017, September 28, 2017, September 14, 2017, and September 18, 2017, respectively. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Nov 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 Petitioners), requested that the Department grant the requests of the respondents in these investigations and fully extend the deadline for the final LTFV determinations.5 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination was affirmative; (2) the request was made by the exporters and producers who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, the Department is postponing the final determinations until no later than 135 days after the date of the publication of of the LTFV Preliminary Determinations, and extend the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months. Because the CVD investigations covering Italy and Turkey are aligned with the LTFV investigations as noted above, the Department will issue its final determinations in the CVD and LTFV investigations no later than March 15, 2018. This notice is issued and published pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(g). Dated: November 1, 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. 2017–24175 Filed 11–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) To Announce the Availability of a Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment Report for Public Comment National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of availability for public comment. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-475-836, A-580-891, A-469-816, A-489-831, A-412-826]


Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Italy, the Republic of 
Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Postponement of Final 
Determinations of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation and Extension of 
Provisional Measures

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is postponing the 
deadline for issuing the final determinations in the less-than-fair-
value (LTFV) investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire 
rod) from Italy, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Spain, Turkey, and the 
United Kingdom (the UK) until no later than March 15, 2018, and is 
extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period 
of not more than six months. As the deadline for the final 
determinations of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of wire 
rod from Italy and Turkey have been aligned with the deadline for the 
final determinations of the LTFV investigations, the final CVD 
determinations shall also be postponed.

DATES: Applicable November 7, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho (Italy) at 202-482-5075, 
Lingjun Wang (Korea) at 202-482-2316, Davina Freidmann (Spain) at 202-
482-0698, Ryan Mullen (Turkey) at 202-482-5260, or Alice Maldonado (the 
UK) at 202-482-4682, 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 26, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the notice of initiation of the LTFV investigations of 
imports of wire rod from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the UK in the 
Federal Register.\1\ The period of investigations is January 1, 2016, 
through December 31, 2016, for the CVD investigations on imports from 
Italy and Turkey as well as for the LTFV investigations on imports from 
Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the UK. On September 5, 2017, and 
October 31, 2017, respectively, the Department published its 
preliminary determinations in the CVD and LTFV investigations.\2\ On 
September 18, 2017,

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the Department aligned the final deadline for the CVD investigations 
with the final determination of the LTFV investigations.\3\
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    \1\ 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) (LTFV Initiation Notice).
    \2\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Preliminary 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 82 FR 41931 
(September 5, 2017); 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) 
(collectively CVD Preliminary Determinations). See also, Carbon and 
Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Preliminary Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 50381 (October 
31, 2017); Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of 
Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value, and Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical 
Circumstance, 82 FR 50386 (October 31, 2017); Carbon and Alloy Steel 
Wire Rod from Spain: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Determination of Critical 
Circumstance, in Part, 82 FR 50389 (October 31, 2017); Carbon and 
Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Turkey: Preliminary Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Preliminary 
Negative Determination of Critical Circumstance, 82 FR 50377 
(October 31, 2017); and Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the 
United Kingdom: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Determination of Critical 
Circumstance, 82 FR 50394 (October 31, 2017).
    \3\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy and Turkey: 
Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determinations With Final 
Antidumping Duty Determinations, 82 FR 43516 (September 18, 2017).
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Postponement of Final LTFV Determinations and Aligned Final CVD 
Determinations

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2) provide that a final determination may be 
postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement 
is made by the exporters or producers who account for a significant 
proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a 
negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is 
made by the petitioners. Further, 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that 
such postponement requests by exporters be accompanied by a request for 
extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to a period 
of not more than six months, in accordance with section 733(d) of the 
Act.
    Between September 14, 2017, and October 10, 2017, Ferriere Nord 
S.p.A. (Ferriere Nord); POSCO; Global Steel Wire SA (GSW), CELSA 
Atlantic SA (CELSA Atlantic) and Compania Espanola de Laminacion (CELSA 
Barcelona) (collectively, CELSA); Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal 
Endustrisi A.S. (Habas); Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi 
A.S. (Icdas); and British Steel Limited (British Steel), mandatory 
respondents in these investigations, requested that the Department 
fully extend the deadline for the final LTFV determinations, and extend 
the application of the provisional measures from a four-month period to 
a period of not more than six months.\4\
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    \4\ See Letters from Ferriere Nord, POSCO, CELSA, Habas, Icdas, 
and British Steel dated September 19, 2017, October 10, 2017, 
October 10, 2017, September 28, 2017, September 14, 2017, and 
September 18, 2017, respectively.
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    On October 27, 2017, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Nucor Corporation, 
Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., and Charter Steel 
(collectively, the Petitioners), requested that the Department grant 
the requests of the respondents in these investigations and fully 
extend the deadline for the final LTFV determinations.\5\
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    \5\ See Letters from the Petitioners dated October 27.
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    In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination was 
affirmative; (2) the request was made by the exporters and producers 
who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject 
merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, the 
Department is postponing the final determinations until no later than 
135 days after the date of the publication of of the LTFV Preliminary 
Determinations, and extend the provisional measures from a four-month 
period to a period of not more than six months. Because the CVD 
investigations covering Italy and Turkey are aligned with the LTFV 
investigations as noted above, the Department will issue its final 
determinations in the CVD and LTFV investigations no later than March 
15, 2018.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(g).

     Dated: November 1, 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. 2017-24175 Filed 11-6-17; 8:45 am]
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