Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2015-2016, 51819-51821 [2017-24186]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 8, 2017 / Notices Comment 89: Definition and Examples of Finished Products in Scope Language Comment 90: Exclusions Requested for Certain Types of Lumber Harvested From Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, and Hemlock Trees Comment 91: Previous Scope Determinations Comment 92: Whether Certain Products Are Finished Products Comment 93: Craft Kits Comment 94: Whether Certain Scope Language Should Be Removed Comment 95: Wood Shims Comment 96: Pre-Painted Wood Products Comment 97: I-Joists Comment 98: Miscellaneous Products Discussed by the Government of British Columbia (GBC) and the BC Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) Comment 99: Bed-Frame Components/ Crating Ladder Components Comment 100: U.S.-Origin Lumber Sent to Canada for Further Processing Comment 101: Softwood Lumber Produced in Canada From U.S.-Origin Logs Comment 102: Remanufactured Goods Comment 103: Eastern White Pine Comment 104: Whether the Department Should Conduct a Pass-Through Analysis for Independent Remanufacturers That Purchase Softwood Lumber at Arm’s Length Comment 105: Whether Countervailing Duties Should Only Be Applicable on a First Mill Basis Comment 106: Whether the Department Should Exclude Softwood Lumber Products From New Brunswick Comment 107: Whether the Department Should Finalize the Exclusion of Softwood Lumber Products From the Atlantic Provinces Conclusion [FR Doc. 2017–24204 Filed 11–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the POR. We also preliminarily determine that AMLT made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable: November 8, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5139. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 16, 2016, the Department initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order of wire rod from Mexico for three producer/exporters.1 On February 27, 2017, based on a timely withdrawal request, the Department rescinded the review for one producer/exporter for which the review was initiated.2 On June 30, 2017, the Department extended the time limit for the preliminary results by 60 days 3 and on August 9, 2017, the Department extended the time limit for the preliminary results by an additional 60 days, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), to October 31, 2017.4 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. Scope of the Order 6 The product covered by the order is wire rod, in coils, of approximately DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–830] Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2015–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico. The period of review (POR) is October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016. This review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise: Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V. (Deacero) and ArcelorMittal Las Truchas, S.A. de C.V. (AMLT). We preliminarily determine that Deacero ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Nov 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 91122 (December 16, 2016) (Initiation Notice). 2 See letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated February 3, 2017 (Petitioners’ Withdrawal Request); see also Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: Notice of Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016, 82 FR 11904 (February 27, 2017). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of the 2015–2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated June 30, 2017. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of the 2015–2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated August 9, 2017. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of 2015–2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. 6 For the full text of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51819 round cross section, 5.00 mm or more, but less than 19.00 mm, in solid crosssectional diameter.7 The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 7213.91.3000, 7213.91.3010, 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3090, 7213.91.3091, 7213.91.3092, 7213.91.3093, 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.4510, 7213.91.4590, 7213.91.6000, 7213.91.6010, 7213.91.6090, 7213.99.0030, 7213.99.0031, 7213.99.0038, 7213.99.0090, 7227.20.0000, 7227.20.0010, 7227.20.0020, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.20.0090, 7227.20.0095, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, 7227.90.6035, 7227.90.6050, 7227.90.6051, 7227.90.6053, 7227.90.6058, 7227.90.6059, 7227.90.6080, and 7227.90.6085. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only; the written product description remains dispositive. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments On January 3, 2017, we received a timely-filed submission from AMLT reporting to the Department that it made no exports, sales, or entries of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.8 To confirm AMLT’s no shipment claim, the Department issued a no-shipment inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requesting that it review AMLT’s no-shipment claim.9 CBP did not report that it had any information to contradict AMLT’s claim of no shipments during the POR. Based on record evidence, we preliminarily determine that AMLT had 7 The Department determined that Deacero’s shipments to the United States of narrow gauge wire rod (4.75 mm to 5.00 mm) constitute merchandise altered in form or appearance in such minor respects that it is subject merchandise. See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Order, 77 FR 59892 (October 1, 2012) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. This determination was upheld by the Federal Circuit; see Deacero S.A. de C.V. v. United States, No. 15–1362 (Federal Circuit) (April 5, 2016) at 12. Because there were no changes to the facts which supported that decision since that determination, we continue to find Deacero’s narrow gauge wire rod (4.75 mm to 5.00 mm) subject merchandise. 8 See letter from AMLT, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: AMLT No-Shipment Certification,’’ dated January 3, 2017 (AMLT NoShipment Certification). 9 No Shipments Inquiry for Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico Produced and/ or Exported by AMLT (A–201–830), message number 7009302 (January 9, 2017). E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 51820 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 8, 2017 / Notices made no shipments during the POR. Consistent with the Department’s practice, we will not rescind the review with respect to AMLT but, rather, will complete the review and issue instructions to CBP based on the final results.10 For additional information on our preliminary determination of no reviewable entries, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and (2) of the Act. Export and constructed export price were calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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 https://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 on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of the Review The Department preliminarily determines the following weightedaverage dumping margin exists for the POR: Exporter/producer Weightedaverage dumping margins (percent) Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V ............ 6.22 ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 10 See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission of Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2012–2013, 79 FR 15951, 15952 (March 24, 2014), unchanged in Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission of Review; 2012–2013, 79 FR 51306, 51306–07 (August 28, 2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Nov 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If the weighted-average dumping margin for Deacero is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent), we will calculate importerspecific ad valorem antidumping duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importers examined sales to the total entered value of those same sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).11 We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis (i.e., 0.5 percent). Where either the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review where applicable. In accordance with the Department’s ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by each respondent for which they did not know that their merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate entries not reviewed at the allothers rate of 20.11 percent 12 if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of wire rod from Mexico entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash 11 In this preliminary results, 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). 12 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine, 67 FR 65945 (October 29, 2002). PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 deposit rate for Deacero will be equal to the dumping margins established in the final results of this review except if the ultimate rates are de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rates will be zero; (2) for merchandise exported by producers 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 in which the producer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original less-thanfair-value investigation but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of the proceeding for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 20.11 percent, the all-others rate established in the antidumping investigation.13 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.14 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.15 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue, (2) a summary of the argument, and (3) a table of authorities.16 All briefs must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, ACCESS. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system within 30 days of publication of this notice.17 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and 13 Id. 14 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(d). 16 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 17 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 15 See E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 8, 2017 / Notices telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined.18 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department will issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their case briefs, within 120 days after issuance of these preliminary results. 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 doubled antidumping duties. This preliminary results of review is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Dated: October 31, 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. Appendix I ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments IV. Scope of the Order V. Discussion of the Methodology A. Universe of Sales B. Comparisons to Normal Value C. Product Comparisons D. Date of Sale E. Constructed Export Price F. Normal Value G. Cost of Production Analysis H. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices I. Currency Conversion 18 See 19 CFR 351.310. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Nov 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–24186 Filed 11–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF717 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 52 in-person workshop for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 52 assessment of the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper will consist of one in-person workshop and a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 52 in-person workshop will be held from 1 p.m. on November 29, 2017 until 12 p.m. December 1, 2017. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The SEDAR 45 Workshop will be held at the Sonesta Coconut Grove, 2889 McFarlane Road, Miami, FL 33133 phone: (305) 529–2828 or 1–800–766–3782. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; phone: (843) 571–4366; email: Julie.neer@ safmc.net. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data/ Assessment Workshop, and (2) a series of webinars. The product of the Data/ Assessment Workshop is a report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses, and describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51821 monitoring needs. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion in the Assessment Process webinars are as follows: 1. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be developed during the workshop. 2. Participants will evaluate proposed data and select appropriate sources for providing information on life history characteristics, catch statistics, discard estimates, length and age composition, and fishery dependent and fishery independent measures of stock abundance. 3. Using datasets selected, participants will develop population models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 4. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-830]


Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Preliminary 
Results and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2015-2016

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and 
certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico. The period of 
review (POR) is October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016. This 
review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise: 
Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V. (Deacero) and ArcelorMittal Las Truchas, S.A. 
de C.V. (AMLT). We preliminarily determine that Deacero made sales of 
subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the POR. We 
also preliminarily determine that AMLT made no shipments of subject 
merchandise during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on 
these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable: November 8, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5139.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 16, 2016, the Department initiated an administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order of wire rod from Mexico for three 
producer/exporters.\1\ On February 27, 2017, based on a timely 
withdrawal request, the Department rescinded the review for one 
producer/exporter for which the review was initiated.\2\ On June 30, 
2017, the Department extended the time limit for the preliminary 
results by 60 days \3\ and on August 9, 2017, the Department extended 
the time limit for the preliminary results by an additional 60 days, 
pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), to October 31, 2017.\4\ For a complete description of the 
events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.\5\ A list of topics included in the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 91122 (December 16, 2016) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \2\ See letter from the petitioners, ``Carbon and Certain Alloy 
Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative 
Review,'' dated February 3, 2017 (Petitioners' Withdrawal Request); 
see also Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: Notice 
of Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2015-2016, 82 FR 11904 (February 27, 2017).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Extension of Deadline for Preliminary 
Results of the 2015-2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' 
dated June 30, 2017.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Extension of Deadline for Preliminary 
Results of the 2015-2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' 
dated August 9, 2017.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Results of 2015-2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon 
and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico'' (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum), dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this 
notice.
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Scope of the Order \6\
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    \6\ For the full text of the scope of the order, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    The product covered by the order is wire rod, in coils, of 
approximately round cross section, 5.00 mm or more, but less than 19.00 
mm, in solid cross-sectional diameter.\7\ The subject merchandise is 
currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 7213.91.3000, 7213.91.3010, 
7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3090, 7213.91.3091, 
7213.91.3092, 7213.91.3093, 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.4510, 7213.91.4590, 
7213.91.6000, 7213.91.6010, 7213.91.6090, 7213.99.0030, 7213.99.0031, 
7213.99.0038, 7213.99.0090, 7227.20.0000, 7227.20.0010, 7227.20.0020, 
7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.20.0090, 7227.20.0095, 7227.90.6010, 
7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, 7227.90.6035, 7227.90.6050, 7227.90.6051, 
7227.90.6053, 7227.90.6058, 7227.90.6059, 7227.90.6080, and 
7227.90.6085. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only; the written product description remains 
dispositive.
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    \7\ The Department determined that Deacero's shipments to the 
United States of narrow gauge wire rod (4.75 mm to 5.00 mm) 
constitute merchandise altered in form or appearance in such minor 
respects that it is subject merchandise. See Carbon and Certain 
Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Affirmative Final Determination of 
Circumvention of the Antidumping Order, 77 FR 59892 (October 1, 
2012) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. This 
determination was upheld by the Federal Circuit; see Deacero S.A. de 
C.V. v. United States, No. 15-1362 (Federal Circuit) (April 5, 2016) 
at 12. Because there were no changes to the facts which supported 
that decision since that determination, we continue to find 
Deacero's narrow gauge wire rod (4.75 mm to 5.00 mm) subject 
merchandise.
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Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    On January 3, 2017, we received a timely-filed submission from AMLT 
reporting to the Department that it made no exports, sales, or entries 
of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.\8\ To 
confirm AMLT's no shipment claim, the Department issued a no-shipment 
inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requesting that it 
review AMLT's no-shipment claim.\9\ CBP did not report that it had any 
information to contradict AMLT's claim of no shipments during the POR. 
Based on record evidence, we preliminarily determine that AMLT had

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made no shipments during the POR. Consistent with the Department's 
practice, we will not rescind the review with respect to AMLT but, 
rather, will complete the review and issue instructions to CBP based on 
the final results.\10\ For additional information on our preliminary 
determination of no reviewable entries, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
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    \8\ See letter from AMLT, ``Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review of Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: AMLT 
No-Shipment Certification,'' dated January 3, 2017 (AMLT No-Shipment 
Certification).
    \9\ No Shipments Inquiry for Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire 
Rod from Mexico Produced and/or Exported by AMLT (A-201-830), 
message number 7009302 (January 9, 2017).
    \10\ See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand; 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 
Partial Rescission of Review, Preliminary Determination of No 
Shipments; 2012-2013, 79 FR 15951, 15952 (March 24, 2014), unchanged 
in Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Determination of No 
Shipments, and Partial Rescission of Review; 2012-2013, 79 FR 51306, 
51306-07 (August 28, 2014).
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1) and (2) of the Act. Export and constructed export price were 
calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is 
calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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 https://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 on the 
Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Results of the Review

    The Department preliminarily determines the following weighted-
average dumping margin exists for the POR:

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                                                               average
                     Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                               margins
                                                              (percent)
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Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V....................................        6.22
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review. If the weighted-average dumping margin for 
Deacero is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent), we 
will calculate importer-specific ad valorem antidumping duty assessment 
rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for 
the importers examined sales to the total entered value of those same 
sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\11\ We will instruct CBP 
to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review when the importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the 
final results of this review is above de minimis (i.e., 0.5 percent). 
Where either the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero 
or de minimis, or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de 
minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries 
without regard to antidumping duties. The final results of this review 
shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries 
of merchandise covered by the final results of this review where 
applicable.
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    \11\ In this preliminary results, 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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    In accordance with the Department's ``automatic assessment'' 
practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by 
each respondent for which they did not know that their merchandise was 
destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate 
entries not reviewed at the all-others rate of 20.11 percent \12\ if 
there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the 
transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this review.
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    \12\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Carbon and Certain 
Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, 
Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine, 67 FR 65945 (October 29, 2002).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of wire rod from Mexico entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication provided 
by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Deacero 
will be equal to the dumping margins established in the final results 
of this review except if the ultimate rates are de minimis within the 
meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rates 
will be zero; (2) for merchandise exported by producers 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 in which the producer or exporter 
participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, 
a prior review, or the original less-than-fair-value investigation but 
the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for 
the most recently completed segment of the proceeding for the producer 
of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other 
producers or exporters will continue to be 20.11 percent, the all-
others rate established in the antidumping investigation.\13\ These 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department will disclose to parties to this proceeding the 
calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five 
days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.\14\ 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit 
case briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of 
this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case 
briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing 
case briefs.\15\ Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in 
this proceeding are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A 
statement of the issue, (2) a summary of the argument, and (3) a table 
of authorities.\16\ All briefs must be filed electronically using 
ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully 
in its entirety by the Department's electronic records system, ACCESS.
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and 
Compliance's ACCESS system within 30 days of publication of this 
notice.\17\ Requests should contain the party's name, address, and

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telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues 
to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, we will inform 
parties of the scheduled date for the hearing which will be held at the 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined.\18\ Parties should 
confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing.
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    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department will issue the final 
results of this administrative review, including the results of our 
analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their case briefs, 
within 120 days after issuance of these preliminary results.

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 doubled antidumping duties.
    This preliminary results of review is issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.213(h).

    Dated: October 31, 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.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
IV. Scope of the Order
V. Discussion of the Methodology
    A. Universe of Sales
    B. Comparisons to Normal Value
    C. Product Comparisons
    D. Date of Sale
    E. Constructed Export Price
    F. Normal Value
    G. Cost of Production Analysis
    H. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices
    I. Currency Conversion
VI. Recommendation

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