Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 54322-54324 [2017-24965]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 54322 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices (signifying that the comments contain no privileged or confidential business information and can be posted publicly), followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. Written submissions should include an original and five (5) copies. Please do not attach separate cover letters to electronic submissions; rather, include any information that might appear in a cover letter in the comments themselves. Similarly, to the extent possible, please include any exhibits, annexes, or other attachments in the same file as the submission itself, not as separate files. Opportunity to present during the ITA Internal Summit: The Summit will convene ITA staff from headquarters and the domestic and foreign fields to develop recommendations for improving standards-related services and programs for ITA stakeholders. 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[FR Doc. 2017–24605 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–836] Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is simultaneously initiating and issuing the preliminary results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) from Mexico, consistent with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3)(ii). Based on the information on the record, we preliminarily determine that Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V. (Perfiles) is the successor-in-interest to Perfiles y Herrajes LM, S.A. de C.V. (Perfiles y Herrajes). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable November 17, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline R. Heeren, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–9179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 5, 2008, the Department published the antidumping duty order on LWRPT from Mexico.1 On July 31, 2017, Perfiles y Herrajes informed the Department that, effective July 11, 2017, it had changed its name to ’’ Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V.,’’ (i.e., Perfiles) and requested that the Department conduct a CCR under 19 CFR 351.216(b) to determine that Perfiles is the successorin-interest to Perfiles y Herrajes for purposes of determining Perfiles’ antidumping duty cash deposits and liabilities.2 1 See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders; Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 73 FR 45403 (August 5, 2008) (Order). 2 See Letter, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico—Notice of Change in Company Name,’’ dated July 31, 2017 (CCR Request). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On August 17, 2017, the Department declined to initiate the CCR that Perfiles y Herrajes requested, citing the need for additional information pertaining to any changes in management, production facilities, customers, and suppliers.3 Therefore, the Department issued Perfiles y Herrajes a questionnaire. On October 2, 2017, Perfiles y Herrajes filed its response, in which it provided additional information to support its request.4 We have received no comments from any other interested party. Scope of the Review The merchandise subject to this order is certain welded carbon-quality lightwalled steel pipe and tube, of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a wall thickness of less than 4 mm. The term carbon-quality steel includes both carbon steel and alloy steel which contains only small amounts of alloying elements. Specifically, the term carbon-quality includes products in which none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity by weight respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. The description of carbon-quality is intended to identify carbon-quality products within the scope. The welded carbon-quality rectangular pipe and tube subject to this order is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7306.61.50.00 and 7306.61.70.60. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.5 3 See Letter, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Deficiency Questionnaire,’’ dated August 17, 2017 (CCR Questionnaire). 4 See Letter, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico—Response to August 17 Questionnaire,’’ dated October 2, 2017 (CCR Questionnaire Response). 5 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, these preliminary results (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act and the Department’s regulations (19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3)), the Department will conduct a CCR upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from an interested party for a review of, an order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order. Generally, in the past, the Department has used CCRs to address the applicability of cash deposit rates after there have been changes in the name or structure of a respondent, such as a merger or spinoff (i.e., successor-in-interest, or successorship determinations).6 Perfiles y Herrajes states that, effective July 11, 2017, Perfiles y Herrajes changed its name to Perfiles.7 Consistent with Department practice, as further discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, we find that the information submitted by Perfiles y Herrajes demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review.8 Therefore, in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d), the Department is initiating a CCR to determine whether Perfiles is the successor-in-interest to Perfiles y Herrajes. Preliminary Results sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES When it concludes that expedited action is warranted, the Department may publish the notice of initiation and preliminary results of a CCR in a single notice.9 The Department has combined the notice of initiation and preliminary results in successor-in-interest cases when sufficient documentation has been provided supporting the request to make a preliminary determination.10 In this instance, because the record contains information necessary to support the request for a preliminary determination, we find that expedited action is warranted, and we are combining the notice of initiation and the notice of preliminary results, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). 6 See, e.g., Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 81 FR 91909 (December 19, 2016) (Solar Cells PRC 2016 CCR Final). 7 See CCR Request at 1. 8 See 19 CFR 351.216(d). 9 See 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). 10 See, e.g., Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China, 81 FR 76561 (November 3, 2016), unchanged in Solar Cells PRC 2016 CCR Final. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 In a CCR, we generally consider a company to be the successor-in-interest to another company for antidumping cash deposit purposes if the operations of the successor-in-interest are not materially dissimilar from those of its predecessor.11 In making this determination, the Department examines a number of factors including, but not limited to, changes in: (1) Management; (2) production facilities; (3) suppliers; and (4) customer base.12 While no one or several of these factors will necessarily provide a dispositive indication of succession, the Department will generally consider one company to be the successor-in-interest to another company if its resulting operation is essentially the same as that of its predecessor.13 Thus, if the evidence demonstrates that, with respect to the production and sale of the subject merchandise, the new company operates as the same business entity as the prior company, the Department will assign the new company the cash deposit rate of its predecessor.14 In its CCR Questionnaire Response, Perfiles y Herrajes provided evidence demonstrating that Perfiles’ operations are not materially dissimilar from those of its predecessor, Perfiles y Herrajes.15 Specifically, the record indicates that there have not been any material changes to management,16 production facilities,17 suppliers,18 or customer base.19 Based on the foregoing findings, which are explained in greater detail in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum,20 the Department preliminarily determines that Perfiles is the successor-in-interest to Perfiles y Herrajes and, as such, it is entitled to Perfiles y Herrajes’ antidumping cash deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise. Should our final results remain the same as these preliminary results, we will instruct 11 Id. 12 See Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China, 79 FR 48117, 48118 (August 15, 2014), unchanged in Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 79 FR 58740 (September 30, 2014). 13 Id. 14 See Solar Cells PRC 2016 CCR Final, 81 FR at 91910. 15 See Letter, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico—Response to August 17 Questionnaire,’’ dated October 2, 2017 (CCR Questionnaire Response). 16 Id. at 5–6, Appendices A–3–A, A–3–B, A–4–A, and A–4–B. 17 Id. at 9–10, Appendices A–7–A, A–7–B, and A– 7–C. 18 Id. at 11, Appendices A–8–A, and A–8–B. 19 Id. at 8, Appendices A–6–A, and A–6–B. 20 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54323 U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of entries of LWRPT produced and/or exported by Perfiles and apply the antidumping cash deposit rate applicable to Perfiles y Herrajes, effective the date of publication of the final results. Public Comment Interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.21 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed by no later than five days after the deadline for filing case briefs.22 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs in this CCR are requested to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; and (2) a brief summary of the argument with an electronic version included.23 Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice.24 Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations at the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 in a room to be determined.25 All submissions, with limited exceptions, must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the due date. Documents excepted from the electronic submission requirements must be filed manually (i.e., in paper form) with the APO/ Dockets Unit in Room 18022 and stamped with the date and time of receipt by 5 p.m. ET on the due date.26 Unless extended, consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we intend to issue the final results of this CCR no later than 270 days after the date on which this review was initiated or within 45 days if all parties agree to the outcome of the review. We intend to issue and publish this initiation and preliminary results 21 See 19 CFR 321.309(c)(1)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). 23 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 24 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 25 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 26 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures: Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). 22 See E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 54324 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3) of the Department’s regulations. Dated: November 13, 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. 2017–24965 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–918] Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 9, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) covering the period October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016. This review covered Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co. Ltd. and Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co. Ltd. (collectively, Yingqing), and Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd./Hong Kong Wells Ltd. (collectively, Shanghai Wells). The Department gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we received no comments. Hence, the final results are unchanged from the Preliminary Results and we continue to find that Shanghai Wells sold merchandise at prices below the normal value and Yingqing is not eligible for a separate rate during the period of review. DATES: Applicable November 17, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katrina Clemente, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On August 9, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Results and gave interested parties an opportunity to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 comment.1 The Department received no comments. The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is steel wire garment hangers, fabricated from carbon steel wire, whether or not galvanized or painted, whether or not coated with latex or epoxy or similar gripping materials, and/or whether or not fashioned with paper covers or capes (with or without printing) and/or nonslip features such as saddles or tubes. These products may also be referred to by a commercial designation, such as shirt, suit, strut, caped, or latex (industrial) hangers. Specifically excluded from the scope of the order are wooden, plastic, and other garment hangers that are not made of steel wire. Also excluded from the scope of the order are chrome-plated steel wire garment hangers with a diameter of 3.4 mm or greater. The products subject to the order are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7326.20.0020, 7323.99.9060, and 7323.99.9080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Final Results of Review In the Preliminary Results, the Department determined the following: (1) Shanghai Wells sold merchandise at prices below normal value; and (2) Yingqing is not eligible for a separate rate and, therefore, is a part of the PRCwide entity.2 We have not received information contradicting our preliminary finding; thus, the Department finds there is no reason to modify its analysis. Accordingly, no decision memorandum accompanies this Federal Register notice. For further details of the issues addressed in this proceeding, see the Preliminary Results.3 wide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or the Department self-initiates, a review of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the PRC-wide entity in this review, the entity is not under review and the entity’s rate is not subject to change (i.e., 187.25 percent).5 Methodology The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Act. In the Preliminary Results, the Department calculated constructed export prices and export prices in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a nonmarket economy (NME) within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. We have not received any information since the issuance of the Preliminary Results that provides a basis for reconsidering this determination. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Final Results of Review Margin The Department determines that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the POR from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016: Exporter Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd./Hong Kong Wells Ltd.6 ................................... Weightedaverage dumping margin (%) 5.02 PRC-Wide Entity The Department’s policy regarding the conditional review of the PRC-wide entity applies to this administrative review.4 Under this policy, the PRC- Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b), the Department has determined, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. 1 See Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015– 2016, 82 FR 37194 (September 9, 2017) (Preliminary Results) and the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Preliminary Results, 82 FR at 37194–95. 3 Id. 4 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). 5 See Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2012– 2013, 80 FR 13332, (March 13, 2015), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum; see also Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 6 As previously stated, we continue to find Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. (collectively Shanghai Wells) to be a single entity. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-836]


Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Initiation 
and Expedited Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is simultaneously 
initiating and issuing the preliminary results of a changed 
circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty order on light-
walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) from Mexico, consistent with 
section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 
CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3)(ii). Based on the information on the 
record, we preliminarily determine that Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V. 
(Perfiles) is the successor-in-interest to Perfiles y Herrajes LM, S.A. 
de C.V. (Perfiles y Herrajes). Interested parties are invited to 
comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable November 17, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline R. Heeren, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-9179.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On August 5, 2008, the Department published the antidumping duty 
order on LWRPT from Mexico.\1\ On July 31, 2017, Perfiles y Herrajes 
informed the Department that, effective July 11, 2017, it had changed 
its name to '' Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V.,'' (i.e., Perfiles) and 
requested that the Department conduct a CCR under 19 CFR 351.216(b) to 
determine that Perfiles is the successor-in-interest to Perfiles y 
Herrajes for purposes of determining Perfiles' antidumping duty cash 
deposits and liabilities.\2\
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    \1\ See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, the 
People's Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping 
Duty Orders; Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the 
Republic of Korea: Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, 73 FR 45403 (August 5, 2008) (Order).
    \2\ See Letter, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from 
Mexico--Notice of Change in Company Name,'' dated July 31, 2017 (CCR 
Request).
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    On August 17, 2017, the Department declined to initiate the CCR 
that Perfiles y Herrajes requested, citing the need for additional 
information pertaining to any changes in management, production 
facilities, customers, and suppliers.\3\ Therefore, the Department 
issued Perfiles y Herrajes a questionnaire. On October 2, 2017, 
Perfiles y Herrajes filed its response, in which it provided additional 
information to support its request.\4\ We have received no comments 
from any other interested party.
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    \3\ See Letter, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from 
Mexico: Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Deficiency 
Questionnaire,'' dated August 17, 2017 (CCR Questionnaire).
    \4\ See Letter, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from 
Mexico--Response to August 17 Questionnaire,'' dated October 2, 2017 
(CCR Questionnaire Response).
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Scope of the Review

    The merchandise subject to this order is certain welded carbon-
quality light-walled steel pipe and tube, of rectangular (including 
square) cross section, having a wall thickness of less than 4 mm.
    The term carbon-quality steel includes both carbon steel and alloy 
steel which contains only small amounts of alloying elements. 
Specifically, the term carbon-quality includes products in which none 
of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity by weight 
respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of 
silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 
1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of 
lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 
percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent 
vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium.
    The description of carbon-quality is intended to identify carbon-
quality products within the scope. The welded carbon-quality 
rectangular pipe and tube subject to this order is currently classified 
under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
subheadings 7306.61.50.00 and 7306.61.70.60. While HTSUS subheadings 
are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written 
description of the scope of this order is dispositive.\5\
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    \5\ For a complete description of the scope of the order, see 
Memorandum, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: 
Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Changed 
Circumstances Review,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted 
by, these preliminary results (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).

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Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review

    Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act and the Department's 
regulations (19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3)), the Department will 
conduct a CCR upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from 
an interested party for a review of, an order which shows changed 
circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order. Generally, 
in the past, the Department has used CCRs to address the applicability 
of cash deposit rates after there have been changes in the name or 
structure of a respondent, such as a merger or spinoff (i.e., 
successor-in-interest, or successorship determinations).\6\
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    \6\ See, e.g., Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether 
or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 81 FR 91909 (December 
19, 2016) (Solar Cells PRC 2016 CCR Final).
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    Perfiles y Herrajes states that, effective July 11, 2017, Perfiles 
y Herrajes changed its name to Perfiles.\7\ Consistent with Department 
practice, as further discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, 
we find that the information submitted by Perfiles y Herrajes 
demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review.\8\ 
Therefore, in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.216(d), the Department is initiating a CCR to determine whether 
Perfiles is the successor-in-interest to Perfiles y Herrajes.
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    \7\ See CCR Request at 1.
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.216(d).
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Preliminary Results

    When it concludes that expedited action is warranted, the 
Department may publish the notice of initiation and preliminary results 
of a CCR in a single notice.\9\ The Department has combined the notice 
of initiation and preliminary results in successor-in-interest cases 
when sufficient documentation has been provided supporting the request 
to make a preliminary determination.\10\ In this instance, because the 
record contains information necessary to support the request for a 
preliminary determination, we find that expedited action is warranted, 
and we are combining the notice of initiation and the notice of 
preliminary results, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii).
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii).
    \10\ See, e.g., Initiation and Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Crystalline Silicon 
Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the 
People's Republic of China, 81 FR 76561 (November 3, 2016), 
unchanged in Solar Cells PRC 2016 CCR Final.
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    In a CCR, we generally consider a company to be the successor-in-
interest to another company for antidumping cash deposit purposes if 
the operations of the successor-in-interest are not materially 
dissimilar from those of its predecessor.\11\ In making this 
determination, the Department examines a number of factors including, 
but not limited to, changes in: (1) Management; (2) production 
facilities; (3) suppliers; and (4) customer base.\12\ While no one or 
several of these factors will necessarily provide a dispositive 
indication of succession, the Department will generally consider one 
company to be the successor-in-interest to another company if its 
resulting operation is essentially the same as that of its 
predecessor.\13\ Thus, if the evidence demonstrates that, with respect 
to the production and sale of the subject merchandise, the new company 
operates as the same business entity as the prior company, the 
Department will assign the new company the cash deposit rate of its 
predecessor.\14\
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    \11\ Id.
    \12\ See Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the 
People's Republic of China, 79 FR 48117, 48118 (August 15, 2014), 
unchanged in Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic 
of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 79 FR 58740 
(September 30, 2014).
    \13\ Id.
    \14\ See Solar Cells PRC 2016 CCR Final, 81 FR at 91910.
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    In its CCR Questionnaire Response, Perfiles y Herrajes provided 
evidence demonstrating that Perfiles' operations are not materially 
dissimilar from those of its predecessor, Perfiles y Herrajes.\15\ 
Specifically, the record indicates that there have not been any 
material changes to management,\16\ production facilities,\17\ 
suppliers,\18\ or customer base.\19\ Based on the foregoing findings, 
which are explained in greater detail in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum,\20\ the Department preliminarily determines that Perfiles 
is the successor-in-interest to Perfiles y Herrajes and, as such, it is 
entitled to Perfiles y Herrajes' antidumping cash deposit rate with 
respect to entries of subject merchandise. Should our final results 
remain the same as these preliminary results, we will instruct U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of entries of 
LWRPT produced and/or exported by Perfiles and apply the antidumping 
cash deposit rate applicable to Perfiles y Herrajes, effective the date 
of publication of the final results.
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    \15\ See Letter, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from 
Mexico--Response to August 17 Questionnaire,'' dated October 2, 2017 
(CCR Questionnaire Response).
    \16\ Id. at 5-6, Appendices A-3-A, A-3-B, A-4-A, and A-4-B.
    \17\ Id. at 9-10, Appendices A-7-A, A-7-B, and A-7-C.
    \18\ Id. at 11, Appendices A-8-A, and A-8-B.
    \19\ Id. at 8, Appendices A-6-A, and A-6-B.
    \20\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Public Comment

    Interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice.\21\ Rebuttal briefs, 
limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed by no later 
than five days after the deadline for filing case briefs.\22\ Parties 
who submit case or rebuttal briefs in this CCR are requested to submit 
with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; and (2) a brief 
summary of the argument with an electronic version included.\23\
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    \21\ See 19 CFR 321.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \22\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1).
    \23\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
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    Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of 
publication of this notice.\24\ Hearing requests should contain the 
following information: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone 
number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to 
be discussed. Oral presentations at the hearing will be limited to 
issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, 
parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be 
held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230 in a room to be determined.\25\
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    \24\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \25\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    All submissions, with limited exceptions, must be filed 
electronically using Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). An 
electronically filed document must be received successfully in its 
entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the due date. Documents 
excepted from the electronic submission requirements must be filed 
manually (i.e., in paper form) with the APO/Dockets Unit in Room 18022 
and stamped with the date and time of receipt by 5 p.m. ET on the due 
date.\26\
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    \26\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Electronic Filing Procedures: Administrative Protective Order 
Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011).
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    Unless extended, consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we intend to 
issue the final results of this CCR no later than 270 days after the 
date on which this review was initiated or within 45 days if all 
parties agree to the outcome of the review. We intend to issue and 
publish this initiation and preliminary results

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notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act 
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and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3) of the Department's regulations.

    Dated: November 13, 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. 2017-24965 Filed 11-16-17; 8:45 am]
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