Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico; Preliminary Results of Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 57579-57581 [2017-26300]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / Notices (Tuberia).3 On July 10, 2017, and November 6, 2017, the Department extended the deadline for the preliminary results.4 The revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now November 30, 2017. For a full description of events in this proceeding, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–805] Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico; Preliminary Results of Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015– 2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico. The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2015, through October 31, 2016. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 6, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner, 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) 482–6312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES On January 13, 2017, the Department published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order 1 on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico.2 The Initiation Notice covered the following producers/ exporters of the subject merchandise: (1) Abastecedora y Perfiles y Tubos, S.A. de C.V. (Abastecedora); (2) Conduit, S.A. de C.V. (Conduit); (3) Lamina y Placa Comercial, S.A. de C.V. (Lamina y Placa); (4) Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos S.A. de C.V. (Regiopytsa); (5) Maquilacero S.A. de C.V. (Maquilacero); (6) Mueller Comercial de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Mueller); (7) Productos Laminados de Monterrey S.A. de C.V. (Prolamsa); (8) Pytco, S.A. de C.V. (Pytco); (9) Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Ternium); (10) Villacero; and (11) Tuberia Nacional, S.A. de C.V. 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Brazil, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Mexico, and Venezuela and Amendment to Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Korea, 57 FR 49453 (November 2, 1992) (the Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 4294 (January 13, 2017) (Initiation Notice). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Dec 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are circular welded non-alloy steel pipes and tubes. The merchandise covered by the order and subject to this review is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, and 7306.30.5090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice and incorporated herein by reference. 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 available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 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. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of 3 Id. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated July 10, 2017, and Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Circular Welded NonAlloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated November 6, 2017. 5 See Memorandum ‘‘Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57579 the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. On January 13, 2017, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department initiated a review of the companies in this proceeding for which timely requests for review were received.6 On April 13, 2017, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for a review of Mueller.7 Because all requests for review of Mueller were timely withdrawn, we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to Mueller pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).8 On April 12, 2017, Maquilacero withdrew its request for an administrative review of itself; 9 however, the petitioner also requested a review of Maquilacero which was not withdrawn; therefore, we are not rescinding this review with respect to Maquilacero. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Lamina y Placa, Pytco, Regiopytsa, Villacero, and Tuberia reported that they made no sales of subject merchandise during the POR.10 On April 28, 2017, we issued a no-shipment inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to confirm the claims of no shipments by Lamina y Placa, Pytco, Regiopytsa, Villacero, and Tuberia. We received no response to our inquiry from CBP. Therefore, based on the claims of no shipments by Lamina y Placa, Pytco, Regiopytsa, Villacero, and Tuberia, and because the record currently contains no information to the contrary, we preliminarily determine that Lamina y Placa, Regiopytsa, Pytco, Villacero, and Tuberia had no shipments of subject merchandise and, therefore, no reviewable transactions during the POR. Moreover, consistent with our practice, we are not preliminarily rescinding the review 6 See Initiation Notice. Letter from Petitioner, ‘‘Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated April 13, 2017 (Petitioner Withdrawal Request). 8 See the Preliminary Decision Memorandum at the section entitled, ‘‘Partial Rescission.’’ 9 See Letter from Maquilacero, ‘‘Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube from Mexico; Withdrawal of Request for Review for Maquilacero S.A. de C.V.,’’ dated April 12, 2017 (Maquilacero Withdrawal Request). 10 See Letter from Lamina y Placa, ‘‘Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Notice of No Sales,’’ dated January 25, 2017; Letter from Villacero, ‘‘Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Notice of No Sales,’’ dated February 3, 2017; Letter from Regiopytsa, ‘‘Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: No Shipment Notification,’’ dated February 13, 2017. 7 See E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 57580 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / Notices with respect to Lamina y Placa, Pytco, Regiopytsa, Villacero, and Tuberia but, rather, we will complete the review with respect to these companies and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of this review.11 Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Act. Constructed export price (CEP) is calculated in accordance with section 772(c) of the Act. Normal value (NV) 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. A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. zero or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely {on the basis of facts available}.’’ In this proceeding, we calculated a margin for Prolamsa that was not zero, de minimis, or based on facts available. Accordingly, we have preliminarily applied the margin calculated for Prolamsa to the non-individually examined respondents. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates With respect to Muller, the Department will direct CBP to assess antidumping duties at the cash deposit rate in effect on the date of entry for entries during the period November 1, 2015, through October 31, 2016. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Consistent with the Department’s assessment practice, if we continue to Preliminary Results of the Review find in the final results that Lamina y Placa, Pytco, Regiopyta, Villacero, and As a result of this review, we Tuberia had no shipments of subject preliminarily determine the following merchandise during the POR, we will weighted-average dumping margins for instruct CBP to liquidate any suspended the POR: entries at the all-others rate if there is no Weighted- rate for the intermediate companies average involved in the transaction.13 Exporter or producer dumping With respect to the non-selected margin companies that remain under review (percent) and for which we do not make a final determination of no shipments, upon Abastecedora y Perfiles y Tubos, S.A. de C.V ................. 73.70 completion of the administrative Conduit, S.A. de C.V .................. 73.70 review, the Department shall determine, Maquilacero, S.A. de C.V ........... 73.70 and CBP shall assess, antidumping Productos Laminados de duties on all appropriate entries.14 For Monterrey, S.A. de C.V./ any individually examined respondent Aceros Cuatro Caminos S.A. whose weighted-average dumping de C.V.12 ................................. 73.70 margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V ..... 73.70 percent), we will calculate importerspecific ad valorem duty assessment For the rate for non-selected rates based on the ratio of the total respondents in an administrative amount of dumping calculated for the review, generally, the Department looks importer’s examined sales to the total to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which entered value of those same sales in provides instructions for calculating the accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). all-others rate in a market economy Where either a respondent’s weightedinvestigation. Under section average dumping margin is zero or de 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, the all-others minimis, or an importer-specific rate is normally ‘‘an amount equal to the assessment rate is zero or de minimis, weighted- average of the estimated we will instruct CBP to liquidate the weighted-average dumping margins appropriate entries without regard to established for exporters and producers antidumping duties. For entries of individually investigated, excluding any subject merchandise during the POR produced by each respondent for which 11 See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand; Preliminary Results of Antidumping it did not know its merchandise was 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 at 51306 (August 28, 2014). 12 The Department has preliminarily treated these companies as a single entity. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Dec 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 13 For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 14 In these 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 Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate un-reviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company involved in the transaction.15 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 certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for Abastecedora, Conduit, Maquilacero, Prolamsa, and Ternium will be the weighted-average dumping margins established in the final results of this administrative review except if the 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 manufacturers or exporters not covered in this 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 manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original less-than-fairvalue investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of the proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 32.62 percent ad valorem, the all-others rate established in the original less-than-fair-value investigation.16 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of this notice.17 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit cases briefs no later than 30 days after the 15 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 16 See Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico, 57 FR 42953 (September 17, 1992). 17 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / Notices date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.18 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.19 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.20 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.21 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the date and time of the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in all written case briefs, within 120 days after the issuance of these preliminary results. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 double antidumping duties. 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)(1). 18 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 20 See 19 CFR 351.303. 21 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Dec 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: November 30, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary of Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum Summary Background Scope of the Order Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Non-Selected Respondents Methodology Use of Facts Otherwise Available Fair Value Comparisons Product Comparisons Date of Sale Level of Trade Constructed Export Price Normal Value Cost of Production Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices Currency Conversion Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–26300 Filed 12–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–844] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2015–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico, covering the period November 1, 2015, through October 31, 2016. The review covers one mandatory respondent, Deacero S.A.P.I de C.V. (Deacero), and 12 non-selected companies. We preliminarily determine that Deacero did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 6, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57581 U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3692. Background On January 13, 2017, the Department published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping order on rebar from Mexico.1 The Department initiated this administrative review covering 13 companies.2 On July 11, 2017, the Department issued a memorandum extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of the instant administrative review from August 2, 2017 to October 2, 2017.3 On September 25, 2017, the Department fully extended the deadline to November 30, 2017.4 Scope of the Order Imports covered by the order are shipments of steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form (rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade. The merchandise subject to review is currently classifiable under items 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010. The subject merchandise may also enter under other Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) numbers including 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7221.00.0017, 7221.00.0018, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, 7222.11.0001, 7222.11.0057, 7222.11.0059, 7222.30.0001, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6085, 7228.20.1000, and 7228.60.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive.5 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 294 (January 13, 2017). 2 We initiated a review of the following 13 companies: Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V.; Grupo Acerero S.A. de C.V.; Grupo Simec Orge S.A. de C.V.; Industrias CH; Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V.; ArcelorMittal Lazaro Cardenas S.A. de C.V.; Cia Siderurgica De California S.A. de C.V.; Siderurgica Tultitlan S.A. de C.V.; Talleres y Aceros, S.A. de C.V.; Grupo Villacero S.A. de C.V.; AceroMex S.A.; ArcelorMittal Celaya, S.A. de C.V.; and ArcelorMittal Cordoba S.A. de C.V. 3 See Memorandum, titled ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Mexico: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2015–2016,’’ dated July 11, 2017. 4 See Memorandum, titled ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Mexico: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2015–2016,’’ dated September 25, 2017. 5 For a full description of the scope of the order, see the ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM Continued 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-805]


Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico; 
Preliminary Results of Review, Preliminary Determination of No 
Shipments, and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2015-2016

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular 
welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico. The period of review (POR) is 
November 1, 2015, through October 31, 2016. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable December 6, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner, 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) 482-6312.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On January 13, 2017, the Department published a notice of 
initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order 
\1\ on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico.\2\ The 
Initiation Notice covered the following producers/exporters of the 
subject merchandise: (1) Abastecedora y Perfiles y Tubos, S.A. de C.V. 
(Abastecedora); (2) Conduit, S.A. de C.V. (Conduit); (3) Lamina y Placa 
Comercial, S.A. de C.V. (Lamina y Placa); (4) Regiomontana de Perfiles 
y Tubos S.A. de C.V. (Regiopytsa); (5) Maquilacero S.A. de C.V. 
(Maquilacero); (6) Mueller Comercial de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. 
(Mueller); (7) Productos Laminados de Monterrey S.A. de C.V. 
(Prolamsa); (8) Pytco, S.A. de C.V. (Pytco); (9) Ternium Mexico, S.A. 
de C.V. (Ternium); (10) Villacero; and (11) Tuberia Nacional, S.A. de 
C.V. (Tuberia).\3\ On July 10, 2017, and November 6, 2017, the 
Department extended the deadline for the preliminary results.\4\ The 
revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now 
November 30, 2017. For a full description of events in this proceeding, 
see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\5\
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Circular 
Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Brazil, the Republic of Korea 
(Korea), Mexico, and Venezuela and Amendment to Final Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Welded Non-Alloy Steel 
Pipe from Korea, 57 FR 49453 (November 2, 1992) (the Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 4294 (January 13, 2017) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \3\ Id.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel 
Pipe from Mexico: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated July 10, 2017, and 
Memorandum, ``Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from 
Mexico: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated November 6, 2017.
    \5\ See Memorandum ``Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel 
Pipe from Mexico: Preliminary Decision Memorandum'' (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are circular welded non-alloy 
steel pipes and tubes. The merchandise covered by the order and subject 
to this review is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 7306.30.1000, 
7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, 
and 7306.30.5090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope 
of this proceeding is dispositive. A full description of the scope of 
the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is 
hereby adopted by this notice and incorporated herein by reference. 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 
available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room 7046 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. The signed Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested 
the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. On January 
13, 2017, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act), the Department initiated a review of the 
companies in this proceeding for which timely requests for review were 
received.\6\ On April 13, 2017, the petitioner timely withdrew its 
request for a review of Mueller.\7\ Because all requests for review of 
Mueller were timely withdrawn, we are rescinding this administrative 
review with respect to Mueller pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).\8\
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    \6\ See Initiation Notice.
    \7\ See Letter from Petitioner, ``Certain Circular Welded Non-
Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Partial Withdrawal of Request for 
Administrative Review,'' dated April 13, 2017 (Petitioner Withdrawal 
Request).
    \8\ See the Preliminary Decision Memorandum at the section 
entitled, ``Partial Rescission.''
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    On April 12, 2017, Maquilacero withdrew its request for an 
administrative review of itself; \9\ however, the petitioner also 
requested a review of Maquilacero which was not withdrawn; therefore, 
we are not rescinding this review with respect to Maquilacero.
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    \9\ See Letter from Maquilacero, ``Certain Circular Welded Non-
Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube from Mexico; Withdrawal of Request for 
Review for Maquilacero S.A. de C.V.,'' dated April 12, 2017 
(Maquilacero Withdrawal Request).
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Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Lamina y Placa, Pytco, Regiopytsa, Villacero, and Tuberia reported 
that they made no sales of subject merchandise during the POR.\10\ On 
April 28, 2017, we issued a no-shipment inquiry to U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) to confirm the claims of no shipments by Lamina 
y Placa, Pytco, Regiopytsa, Villacero, and Tuberia. We received no 
response to our inquiry from CBP. Therefore, based on the claims of no 
shipments by Lamina y Placa, Pytco, Regiopytsa, Villacero, and Tuberia, 
and because the record currently contains no information to the 
contrary, we preliminarily determine that Lamina y Placa, Regiopytsa, 
Pytco, Villacero, and Tuberia had no shipments of subject merchandise 
and, therefore, no reviewable transactions during the POR. Moreover, 
consistent with our practice, we are not preliminarily rescinding the 
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with respect to Lamina y Placa, Pytco, Regiopytsa, Villacero, and 
Tuberia but, rather, we will complete the review with respect to these 
companies and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final 
results of this review.\11\
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    \10\ See Letter from Lamina y Placa, ``Certain Circular Welded 
Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Notice of No Sales,'' dated 
January 25, 2017; Letter from Villacero, ``Circular Welded Non-Alloy 
Steel Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Notice of No Sales,'' dated 
February 3, 2017; Letter from Regiopytsa, ``Circular Welded Non-
Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: No Shipment Notification,'' dated 
February 13, 2017.
    \11\ 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 at 
51306 (August 28, 2014).
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(2) of the Act. Constructed export price (CEP) is calculated in 
accordance with section 772(c) of the Act. Normal value (NV) 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. A list of topics discussed in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this 
notice.

Preliminary Results of the Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the 
following weighted-average dumping margins for the POR:
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    \12\ The Department has preliminarily treated these companies as 
a single entity. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

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                    Exporter or producer                        dumping
                                                                margin
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Abastecedora y Perfiles y Tubos, S.A. de C.V................       73.70
Conduit, S.A. de C.V........................................       73.70
Maquilacero, S.A. de C.V....................................       73.70
Productos Laminados de Monterrey, S.A. de C.V./Aceros Cuatro       73.70
 Caminos S.A. de C.V.\12\...................................
Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V.................................       73.70
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    For the rate for non-selected respondents in an administrative 
review, generally, the Department looks to section 735(c)(5) of the 
Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in 
a market economy investigation. Under section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, 
the all-others rate is normally ``an amount equal to the weighted- 
average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established 
for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any 
zero or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely {on the 
basis of facts available{time} .'' In this proceeding, we calculated a 
margin for Prolamsa that was not zero, de minimis, or based on facts 
available. Accordingly, we have preliminarily applied the margin 
calculated for Prolamsa to the non-individually examined respondents.

Assessment Rates

    With respect to Muller, the Department will direct CBP to assess 
antidumping duties at the cash deposit rate in effect on the date of 
entry for entries during the period November 1, 2015, through October 
31, 2016. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days 
after publication of this notice.
    Consistent with the Department's assessment practice, if we 
continue to find in the final results that Lamina y Placa, Pytco, 
Regiopyta, Villacero, and Tuberia had no shipments of subject 
merchandise during the POR, we will instruct CBP to liquidate any 
suspended entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the 
intermediate companies involved in the transaction.\13\
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    \13\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    With respect to the non-selected companies that remain under review 
and for which we do not make a final determination of no shipments, 
upon completion of the administrative review, the Department shall 
determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries.\14\ For any individually examined respondent whose weighted-
average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent), we 
will calculate importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based 
on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the 
importer's examined sales to the total entered value of those same 
sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where either a 
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. For entries of subject merchandise during the POR 
produced by each respondent for which it did not know its merchandise 
was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate 
un-reviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the 
intermediate company involved in the transaction.\15\
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    \14\ In these 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 Duty Proceedings; Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012).
    \15\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    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 certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from 
Mexico entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the 
Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for Abastecedora, Conduit, Maquilacero, 
Prolamsa, and Ternium will be the weighted-average dumping margins 
established in the final results of this administrative review except 
if the 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 manufacturers or exporters not covered in this 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 manufacturer 
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 manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be 
the rate established for the most recently completed segment of the 
proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) the cash 
deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to 
be 32.62 percent ad valorem, the all-others rate established in the 
original less-than-fair-value investigation.\16\ These cash deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.
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    \16\ See Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: 
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico, 57 FR 42953 
(September 17, 1992).
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the 
calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results 
within five days of the date of publication of this notice.\17\ 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit cases 
briefs no later than 30 days after the

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date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues 
raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after 
the date for filing case briefs.\18\ Parties who submit case briefs or 
rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each 
argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the 
argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\19\ Case and rebuttal briefs 
should be filed using ACCESS.\20\
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    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \20\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via 
ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully 
in its entirety by the Department's electronic records system, ACCESS, 
by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication 
of this notice.\21\ Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, 
address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) 
a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be 
limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. If a request for 
a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the date and time of the 
hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.
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    \21\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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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 intends to issue the 
final results of this administrative review, including the results of 
its analysis of the issues raised in all written case briefs, within 
120 days after the 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 double antidumping duties.
    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)(1).

    Dated: November 30, 2017.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary of Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

Summary
Background
Scope of the Order
Partial Rescission of Administrative Review
Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
Non-Selected Respondents
Methodology
    Use of Facts Otherwise Available
    Fair Value Comparisons
    Product Comparisons
    Date of Sale
    Level of Trade
    Constructed Export Price
    Normal Value
    Cost of Production
    Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices
    Currency Conversion
Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2017-26300 Filed 12-5-17; 8:45 am]
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