Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 60586-60588 [2017-27502]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 60586 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 244 / Thursday, December 21, 2017 / Notices them into the conference call, the conference call operator will ask callers to provide their names, their organizational affiliations (if any), and email addresses (so that callers may be notified of future meetings). Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free conference call-in number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the discussion by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–977–8339 and providing the operator with the toll-free conference call-in number: 1–800–474–8920 and conference call 8310490. Members of the public are invited to make statements during the open comment period of the meeting or submit written comments. 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Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s website, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Eastern Regional Office at the above phone numbers, email or street address. Agenda: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m. EST • Rollcall • Project Planning: Collateral Consequences • Update from Committee Workgroups • Next Steps • Other Business • Open Comment • Adjourn VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:57 Dec 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: December 18, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–27517 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–122–861] Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper From Canada: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the LessThan-Fair-Value Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable December 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Tatarska at 202–482–1562, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 29, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a less-than-fair value (LTFV) investigation of imports of certain uncoated groundwood paper from Canada.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than January 16, 2018. Postponement of the Preliminary Determination Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits the Department to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) the Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or 1 See Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper From Canada: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 82 FR 41599 (September 1, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. The Department will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On December 5, 2017, North Pacific Paper Company (NORPAC or the petitioner) submitted a timely request that we postpone the preliminary determination in this LTFV investigation. In its request, the petitioner cited the need to collect from the respondents supplemental information to address the serious issues raised in the petitioner’s deficiency comments.2 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, and the Department finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, we are postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which the investigation was initiated). As a result, the Department will issue its preliminary determination no later than March 7, 2018. Pursuant to section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(l). Dated: December 15, 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. 2017–27501 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–836] Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: 2 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigtion of Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada: Petitioners’ Request for Postponement of Peliminary Determination,’’ (December 5, 2017). E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 244 / Thursday, December 21, 2017 / Notices On October 31, 2017, the Department published its preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Italy in the Federal Register. The Department is amending this preliminary determination to correct two significant ministerial errors. DATES: Applicable December 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho, 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) 482–5075. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background On October 31, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary Determination in the antidumping duty investigation of wire rod from Italy.1 On October 31, 2017, Ferriere Nord S.p.A. (Ferriere Nord), a producer and exporter of subject merchandise, timely filed ministerial error allegations concerning the Preliminary Determination and requested, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(c)(1), that the Department correct the alleged ministerial errors. No additional parties submitted comments. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is wire rod from the Italy. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see the Appendix. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Significant Ministerial Error A ministerial error is defined in 19 CFR 351.224(f) as ‘‘an error in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional error which the Secretary considers ministerial.’’ Further, 19 CFR 351.224(e) provides that the Department ‘‘will analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, correct any significant ministerial error by amending the preliminary determination.’’ A significant ministerial error is defined as a ministerial error, the correction of which, singly or in combination with other errors, would result in: (1) A change of at least five absolute percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the weighted-average dumping margin calculated in the 1 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 50381 (October 31, 2017) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying decision memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:57 Dec 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 original (erroneous) preliminary determination; or (2) a difference between a weighted-average dumping margin of zero or de minimis and a weighted-average dumping margin of greater than de minimis or vice versa.2 Ministerial Error Allegation Ferriere Nord timely alleged that the Department made certain significant ministerial errors regarding the calculation of U.S. gross unit price and of general and administrative expenses.3 No other party alleged errors in the Department’s Preliminary Determination or commented on Ferriere Nord’s allegations of error. After analyzing Ferriere Nord’s allegations of error regarding the U.S. gross unit price used to calculate its margin in the Preliminary Determination, we determine that we made certain significant ministerial errors in the Preliminary Determination with respect to our treatment of gross unit prices in both the U.S. and home markets.4 However, after analyzing Ferriere Nord’s allegations of error regarding the general and administrative expenses used to calculate its margin in the Preliminary Determination, we determine that we did not make a ministerial error. Rather, our calculation of general and administrative expenses was methodological in nature. For a detailed discussion of Ferriere Nord’s ministerial error allegations, as well as the Department’s analysis of these alleged errors, see the Ministerial Error Memorandum. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1), the Department’s errors in the calculation of Ferriere Nord’s gross unit prices are significant because their correction results in a change of at least five absolute percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the weightedaverage dumping margin calculated in the original preliminary determination (i.e., a change from a weighted-average dumping margin of 22.06 percent to 12.58 percent). Therefore, we are correcting these errors and amending our Preliminary Determination accordingly.5 Amended Preliminary Determination We are amending the Preliminary Determination to reflect the correction of significant ministerial errors made in 2 See 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1) and (2). Ferriere Nord’s October 31, 2017, Submission (Ferriere Nord’s Allegation). 4 See Memorandum entitled, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Ministerial Error Memorandum,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Ministerial Error Memorandum). 5 See Ministerial Error Memorandum. 3 See PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60587 the margin calculation for Ferriere Nord in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e). In the Preliminary Determination, the Department preliminarily assigned a rate based on entirely on facts available, with an adverse inference (AFA), to Ferriera Valsider, S.p.A. (Ferriera Valsider), the other respondent selected for individual examination. Specifically, in the Preliminary Determination, we applied Ferriere Nord’s calculated margin to Ferriera Valsider (i.e., 22.06 percent). The preliminary assigned rate in the Preliminary Determination for Ferriere Nord is no longer the highest rate. As a result of the change in Ferriere Nord’s margin for these amended preliminary determination, we are amending the facts available rate for Ferriera Valsider and assigning the corroborated rate of 18.89 percent 6 to Ferriere Valsider, which is the sole rate identified in the petition. As discussed in the Preliminary Determination, the Department assigned the rate calculated for Ferriere Nord to all-other producers and exporters.7 Thus, we are also amending the ‘‘allothers’’ rate to account for the change in Ferriere Nord’s margin. As a result of the correction of the ministerial error, the revised weightedaverage dumping margins are as follows: Exporter/ manufacturer Ferriere Nord S.p.A./Acciaierie di Verona S.p.A.8 ........................ Ferriera Valsider S.p.A ............... All Others .................................... Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 12.58 18.89 12.58 Amended Cash Deposits and Suspension of Liquidation The collection of cash deposits and suspension of liquidation will be revised according to the rates established in this amended preliminary determination, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Because these amended rates result in reduced cash deposit rates, they will be effective retroactively to October 31, 2017, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination. 6 See Ministerial Error Memorandum; see also the Corroboration Memorandum dated concurrent with this notice; AD Investigation Initiation Checklist: Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy (April 17, 2017). 7 See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 50382. 8 For the purposes of the Preliminary Determination, we collapsed Ferriere Nord and Acciaierie di Verona S.p.A. as a single entity. E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 60588 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 244 / Thursday, December 21, 2017 / Notices International Trade Commission Notification DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we intend to notify the International Trade Commission of our amended preliminary determination. Disclosure Dated: December 15, 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 Scope of the Investigation daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES RIN 0648–XF862 Endangered Species; File No. 21367 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days after public announcement of the amended preliminary determination, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224. This amended preliminary determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e). The merchandise covered by this investigation are certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately round cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted physical characteristics and meeting the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) definitions for (a) stainless steel; (b) tool steel; (c) high-nickel steel; (d) ball bearing steel; or (e) concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products (i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of the following elements: 0.1 percent of more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorous, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium). All products meeting the physical description of subject merchandise that are not specifically excluded are included in this scope. The products under investigation are currently classifiable under subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093, 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the HTSUS. Products entered under subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 of the HTSUS may also be included in this scope if they meet the physical description of subject merchandise above. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these proceedings is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–27502 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 20:57 Dec 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 Notice is hereby given that Christopher Marshall, Ph.D., Texas A&M University at Galveston, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77553, has applied in due form for a permit to take Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before January 22, 2018. 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Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Erin Markin, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The applicant proposes to study Kemp’s ridley, green, hawksbill and loggerhead sea turtles in the western Gulf of Mexico and along the Texas coast. The purpose of the work is to characterize the movement, habitat use, foraging ecology, and health of sea turtles using these areas. Up to 55 Kemp’s ridley, 55 green, 10 hawksbill, and 55 loggerhead sea turtles annually would be captured by hand, dip net, tangle net or cast net. Upon capture, researchers would examine; photograph; apply a temporary carapace mark; collect morphometric data; scute, blood and tissue biopsy; and flipper and passive integrated transponder tag each turtle before release. A subset of animals for each species except hawksbills would also receive either (1) a satellite tag and a separate acoustic transmitter or (2) a 3D dive profile-video tag. The permit would be valid for up to five years from the date of issuance. Dated: December 18, 2017. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-475-836]


Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Amended Preliminary 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value

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


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SUMMARY: On October 31, 2017, the Department published its preliminary 
determination in the antidumping duty investigation of carbon and alloy 
steel wire rod (wire rod) from Italy in the Federal Register. The 
Department is amending this preliminary determination to correct two 
significant ministerial errors.

DATES: Applicable December 21, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho, 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) 482-5075.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 31, 2017, the Department published the Preliminary 
Determination in the antidumping duty investigation of wire rod from 
Italy.\1\ On October 31, 2017, Ferriere Nord S.p.A. (Ferriere Nord), a 
producer and exporter of subject merchandise, timely filed ministerial 
error allegations concerning the Preliminary Determination and 
requested, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(c)(1), that the Department 
correct the alleged ministerial errors. No additional parties submitted 
comments.
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    \1\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Preliminary 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 
50381 (October 31, 2017) (Preliminary Determination), and 
accompanying decision memorandum.
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is wire rod from the 
Italy. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, 
see the Appendix.

Significant Ministerial Error

    A ministerial error is defined in 19 CFR 351.224(f) as ``an error 
in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error 
resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any 
other similar type of unintentional error which the Secretary considers 
ministerial.'' Further, 19 CFR 351.224(e) provides that the Department 
``will analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, correct any 
significant ministerial error by amending the preliminary 
determination.'' A significant ministerial error is defined as a 
ministerial error, the correction of which, singly or in combination 
with other errors, would result in: (1) A change of at least five 
absolute percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the 
weighted-average dumping margin calculated in the original (erroneous) 
preliminary determination; or (2) a difference between a weighted-
average dumping margin of zero or de minimis and a weighted-average 
dumping margin of greater than de minimis or vice versa.\2\
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    \2\ See 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1) and (2).
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Ministerial Error Allegation

    Ferriere Nord timely alleged that the Department made certain 
significant ministerial errors regarding the calculation of U.S. gross 
unit price and of general and administrative expenses.\3\ No other 
party alleged errors in the Department's Preliminary Determination or 
commented on Ferriere Nord's allegations of error. After analyzing 
Ferriere Nord's allegations of error regarding the U.S. gross unit 
price used to calculate its margin in the Preliminary Determination, we 
determine that we made certain significant ministerial errors in the 
Preliminary Determination with respect to our treatment of gross unit 
prices in both the U.S. and home markets.\4\ However, after analyzing 
Ferriere Nord's allegations of error regarding the general and 
administrative expenses used to calculate its margin in the Preliminary 
Determination, we determine that we did not make a ministerial error. 
Rather, our calculation of general and administrative expenses was 
methodological in nature. For a detailed discussion of Ferriere Nord's 
ministerial error allegations, as well as the Department's analysis of 
these alleged errors, see the Ministerial Error Memorandum.
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    \3\ See Ferriere Nord's October 31, 2017, Submission (Ferriere 
Nord's Allegation).
    \4\ See Memorandum entitled, ``Antidumping Duty Investigation on 
Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Ministerial Error 
Memorandum,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this 
notice (Ministerial Error Memorandum).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1), the Department's errors in the 
calculation of Ferriere Nord's gross unit prices are significant 
because their correction results in a change of at least five absolute 
percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the weighted-
average dumping margin calculated in the original preliminary 
determination (i.e., a change from a weighted-average dumping margin of 
22.06 percent to 12.58 percent). Therefore, we are correcting these 
errors and amending our Preliminary Determination accordingly.\5\
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    \5\ See Ministerial Error Memorandum.
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Amended Preliminary Determination

    We are amending the Preliminary Determination to reflect the 
correction of significant ministerial errors made in the margin 
calculation for Ferriere Nord in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e). In 
the Preliminary Determination, the Department preliminarily assigned a 
rate based on entirely on facts available, with an adverse inference 
(AFA), to Ferriera Valsider, S.p.A. (Ferriera Valsider), the other 
respondent selected for individual examination. Specifically, in the 
Preliminary Determination, we applied Ferriere Nord's calculated margin 
to Ferriera Valsider (i.e., 22.06 percent). The preliminary assigned 
rate in the Preliminary Determination for Ferriere Nord is no longer 
the highest rate. As a result of the change in Ferriere Nord's margin 
for these amended preliminary determination, we are amending the facts 
available rate for Ferriera Valsider and assigning the corroborated 
rate of 18.89 percent \6\ to Ferriere Valsider, which is the sole rate 
identified in the petition.
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    \6\ See Ministerial Error Memorandum; see also the Corroboration 
Memorandum dated concurrent with this notice; AD Investigation 
Initiation Checklist: Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from 
Italy (April 17, 2017).
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    As discussed in the Preliminary Determination, the Department 
assigned the rate calculated for Ferriere Nord to all-other producers 
and exporters.\7\ Thus, we are also amending the ``all-others'' rate to 
account for the change in Ferriere Nord's margin.
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    \7\ See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 50382.
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    As a result of the correction of the ministerial error, the revised 
weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

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                   Exporter/ manufacturer                       dumping
                                                                margin
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Ferriere Nord S.p.A./Acciaierie di Verona S.p.A.\8\.........       12.58
Ferriera Valsider S.p.A.....................................       18.89
All Others..................................................       12.58
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Amended Cash Deposits and Suspension of Liquidation

    The collection of cash deposits and suspension of liquidation will 
be revised according to the rates established in this amended 
preliminary determination, in accordance with section 733(d) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Because these amended rates 
result in reduced cash deposit rates, they will be effective 
retroactively to October 31, 2017, the date of publication of the 
Preliminary Determination.
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    \8\ For the purposes of the Preliminary Determination, we 
collapsed Ferriere Nord and Acciaierie di Verona S.p.A. as a single 
entity.

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International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we intend to notify 
the International Trade Commission of our amended preliminary 
determination.

Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days after public announcement of the amended 
preliminary determination, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224.
    This amended preliminary determination is issued and published in 
accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.224(e).

    Dated: December 15, 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

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation are certain hot-
rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of 
approximately round cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual 
solid cross-sectional diameter. Specifically excluded are steel 
products possessing the above-noted physical characteristics and 
meeting the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
definitions for (a) stainless steel; (b) tool steel; (c) high-nickel 
steel; (d) ball bearing steel; or (e) concrete reinforcing bars and 
rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free 
machining steel) products (i.e., products that contain by weight one 
or more of the following elements: 0.1 percent of more of lead, 0.05 
percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more 
than 0.04 percent of phosphorous, more than 0.05 percent of 
selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium). All products 
meeting the physical description of subject merchandise that are not 
specifically excluded are included in this scope.
    The products under investigation are currently classifiable 
under subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 
7213.91.3093, 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 
7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 
7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the HTSUS. Products entered under 
subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 of the HTSUS may also be 
included in this scope if they meet the physical description of 
subject merchandise above. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the scope of these proceedings is dispositive.

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