Welded Line Pipe From Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016, 1023-1025 [2018-00183]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / Notices SA513 Type 3), ASTM A–513 Type 4 (ASME SA513 Type 4), ASTM A–513 Type 5 (ASME SA513 Type 5), ASTM A–513 Type 6 (ASME SA513 Type 6), ASTM A–519 (cold-finished); (2) SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers) specifications SAE J524, SAE J525, SAE J2833, SAE J2614, SAE J2467, SAE J2435, SAE J2613; (3) Aerospace Material Specification (AMS) AMS T–6736 (AMS 6736), AMS 6371, AMS 5050, AMS 5075, AMS 5062, AMS 6360, AMS 6361, AMS 6362, AMS 6371, AMS 6372, AMS 6374, AMS 6381, AMS 6415; (4) United States Military Standards (MIL) MIL–T–5066 and MIL–T–6736; (5) foreign standards equivalent to one of the previously listed ASTM, ASME, SAE, AMS or MIL specifications including but not limited to: (a) German Institute for Standardization (DIN) specifications DIN 2391–2, DIN 2393– 2, DIN 2394–2); (b) European Standards (EN) EN 10305–1, EN 10305–2, EN 10305–3, EN 10305–4, EN 10305–6 and European national variations on those standards (e.g., British Standard (BS EN), Irish Standard (IS EN) and German Standard (DIN EN) variations, etc.); (c) Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) JIS G 3441 and JIS G 3445; and (6) proprietary standards that are based on one of the above-listed standards. The subject cold-drawn mechanical tubing may also be dual or multiple certified to more than one standard. Pipe that is multiple certified as cold-drawn mechanical tubing and to other specifications not covered by this scope, is also covered by the scope of this investigation when it meets the physical description set forth above. Steel products included in the scope of this investigation are products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; and (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less by weight. For purposes of this scope, the place of cold-drawing determines the country of origin of the subject merchandise. Subject merchandise that is subject to minor working in a third country that occurs after drawing in one of the subject countries including, but not limited to, heat treatment, cutting to length, straightening, nondestruction testing, deburring or chamfering, remains within the scope of this investigation. All products that meet the written physical description are within the scope of this investigation unless specifically excluded or covered by the scope of an existing order. Merchandise that meets the physical description of cold-drawn mechanical tubing above is within the scope of the investigation even if it is also dual or multiple certified to an otherwise excluded specification listed below. The following products are outside of, and/or specifically excluded from, the scope of this investigation: (1) Cold-drawn stainless steel tubing, containing 10.5 percent or more of chromium by weight and not more than 1.2 percent of carbon by weight; (2) products certified to one or more of the ASTM, ASME or American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications listed below: • ASTM A–53; • ASTM A–106; VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Jan 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 • ASTM A–179 (ASME SA 179); • ASTM A–192 (ASME SA 192); • ASTM A–209 (ASME SA 209); • ASTM A–210 (ASME SA 210); • ASTM A–213 (ASME SA 213); • ASTM A–334 (ASME SA 334); • ASTM A–423 (ASME SA 423); • ASTM A–498; • ASTM A–496 (ASME SA 496); • ASTM A–199; • ASTM A–500; • ASTM A–556; • ASTM A–565; • API 5L; and • API 5CT except that any cold-drawn tubing product certified to one of the above excluded specifications will not be excluded from the scope if it is also dual- or multiple-certified to any other specification that otherwise would fall within the scope of this investigation. The products subject to the investigation are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7304.31.3000, 7304.31.6050, 7304.51.1000, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7306.30.5015, 7306.30.5020, 7306.50.5030. Subject merchandise may also enter under numbers 7306.30.1000 and 7306.50.1000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2018–00187 Filed 1–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–876] Welded Line Pipe From Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015– 2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded line pipe (WLP) from Korea. The period of review (POR) is May 22, 2015, through November 30, 2016. This administrative review covers 24 producers and/or exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected two mandatory respondents for individual examination: Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai Steel) and SeAH Steel Company (SeAH). We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise have been made below normal value (NV) during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable January 9, 2018. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1023 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger or Ross Belliveau, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4136 or (202) 482–4952, respectively. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is welded line pipe.1 The product is currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers: 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.5000, 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, and 7306.19.5150. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price and constructed export price are calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. 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. 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 http://access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as the Appendix to this notice. 1 For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2015–2016 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Welded Line Pipe from Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 1024 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / Notices 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR Exporter/producer 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously investigated companies not Steel Flower Co., Ltd. ........... 10.86 participating in this review, the cash TGS Pipe .............................. 10.86 deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the Weightedmost recently completed segment of this average Assessment Rates Exporter/producer dumping proceeding in which the company Upon completion of the margin participated; (3) if the exporter is not a (percent) administrative review, Commerce shall firm covered in this review, or the determine, and U.S. Customs and original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) Hyundai Steel Company/ Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, investigation, but the manufacturer is, Hyundai HYSCO 2 ............. 19.42 antidumping duties on all appropriate SeAH Steel Company .......... 2.30 the cash deposit rate will be the rate entries. established for the most recent segment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Review-Specific Average Rate for the manufacturer of the where Hyundai Steel and SeAH Applicable to the Following merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit reported the entered value for of their Companies: 3 rate for all other manufacturers or U.S. sales, we calculated importerexporters will continue to be 4.38 specific ad valorem duty assessment Weightedpercent, the all-others rate established rates based on the ratio of the total average in the LTFV investigation.6 These Exporter/producer dumping amount of dumping calculated for the deposit requirements, when imposed, margin examined sales to the total entered (percent) shall remain in effect until further value of the sales for which entered notice. AJU BESTEEL CO., Ltd. ...... 10.86 value was reported. Where Hyundai Steel did not report entered value, we Disclosure and Public Comment Daewoo International Corporation ............................. 10.86 calculated the entered value in order to Commerce intends to disclose the Dong Yang Steel Pipe .......... 10.86 calculate the assessment rate. Where calculations performed in connection Dongbu Incheon Steel Co. ... 10.86 either the respondent’s weightedwith these preliminary results to Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd .......... 10.86 average dumping margin is zero or de interested parties within five days after Dongkuk Steel Mill ................ 10.86 minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR the date of publication of this notice.7 EEW Korea Co, Ltd. ............. 10.86 351.106(c)(1), or an importer-specific Interested parties may submit case briefs HISTEEL Co., Ltd. ................ 10.86 Husteel Co., Ltd. ................... 10.86 rate is zero or de minimis, we will not later than 30 days after the date of Keonwood Metals Co., Ltd. .. 10.86 instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate publication of this notice.8 Rebuttal entries without regard to antidumping Kolon Global Corp. ............... 10.86 briefs, limited to issues raised in the duties. Korea Cast Iron Pipe Ind. case briefs, may be filed no later than For the companies which were not Co., Ltd. ............................ 10.86 five days after the time limit for filing Miju Steel MFG Co., Ltd. ...... 10.86 selected for individual review, we will case briefs.9 Parties who submit case MSTEEL Co., Ltd. ................ 10.86 assign an assessment rate based on the briefs or rebuttal briefs in this NEXTEEL Co., Ltd. .............. 10.86 average 4 of the cash deposit rates Poongsan Valinox (Valtimet calculated for Hyundai Steel and SeAH. proceeding are encouraged to submit Division) ............................ 10.86 with each argument: (1) A statement of POSCO ................................. 10.86 The final results of this review shall be the issue; (2) a brief summary of the the basis for the assessment of Sam Kang M&T Co., Ltd. ..... 10.86 argument; and (3) a table of antidumping duties on entries of Sin Sung Metal Co., Ltd. ...... 10.86 10 briefs merchandise covered by the final results authorities. Case and rebuttal11 Soon-Hong Trading Comshould be filed using ACCESS. pany .................................. 10.86 of this review and for future deposits of Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), estimated duties, where applicable.5 interested parties who wish to request a 2 As discussed in Welded Line Pipe from the We intend to issue liquidation hearing must submit a written request to Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at instructions to CBP 15 days after Less Than Fair Value, 80 FR 61366 (October 13, the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement publication of the final results of this 2015), and accompanying Issues and Decision and Compliance, filed electronically via review. Memorandum at 1, Hyundai HYSCO merged with ACCESS. An electronically-filed Hyundai Steel subsequent to the period of document must be received successfully investigation and Hyundai HYSCO no longer exists. Cash Deposit Requirements Accordingly, our examination of Hyundai Steel in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. The following deposit requirements includes entries made by Hyundai HYSCO prior to will be effective for all shipments of the Eastern Time within 30 days after the the date of the merger. date of publication of this notice.12 subject merchandise entered, or 3 This rate is based on the simple average margin Hearing requests should contain: (1) The using the publicly-ranged data calculated for those withdrawn from warehouse, for companies selected for individual review. Because consumption on or after the publication party’s name, address, and telephone we cannot apply our normal methodology of number; (2) the number of participants; date of the final results of this calculating a weighted-average margin due to administrative review, as provided by requests to protect business proprietary 6 See Welded Line Pipe from the Republic of information, we find this rate to be the best proxy section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The of the actual weighted-average margin determined Korea and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping cash deposit rate for each specific for the mandatory respondents. See Ball Bearings Duty Orders, 80 FR 75056, 75057 (December 1, company listed above will be that and Parts Thereof from France, et al.: Final Results 2015). of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, Final established in the final results of this 7 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, and 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii). review, except if the rate is less than sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Results of the Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the following weighted-average dumping margins for the period May 22, 2015, through November 30, 2016: Revocation of an Order in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (September 1, 2010); see also Memorandum, ‘‘Calculation of the Review-Specific Average Rate for the Preliminary Results,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Jan 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 9 See 4 This rate was calculated as discussed in footnote 3, above. 5 See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 11 See 19 CFR 351.303. 12 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 10 See E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / Notices and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in 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 20230.13 Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless otherwise extended.14 Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 Commerce’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. Dated: January 2, 2018. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology A. Normal Value Comparisons 1. Determination of Comparison Method 2. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis B. Product Comparisons C. Export Price and Constructed Export Price D. Normal Value 1. Particular Market Situation 2. Home Market Viability and Selection of Comparison Market 3. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm’sLength Test 4. Level of Trade 5. Cost of Production Analysis 6. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison Market Prices 7. Calculation of NV Based on CV E. Currency Conversion V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–00183 Filed 1–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 13 Id. 14 See Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Jan 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–877, A–570–064] Stainless Steel Flanges From India and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATE: Applicable January 9, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Courtney Canales at (202) 482–4997 (India) and Ian Hamilton at (202) 482– 4798 (the People’s Republic of China (China)), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On September 5, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of stainless steel flanges from India and China.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than January 23, 2018. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1)(A)(b)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioners 2 submit a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce 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 petitioners must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and 1 See Stainless Steel Flanges from India and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-ThanFair-Value Investigations, 82 FR 42649 (September 11, 2017). 2 The petitioners are the Coalition of American Flange Producers and its individual members, Core Pipe Products, Inc. and Maass Flange Corporation. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1025 must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On December 18, 2017, the petitioners submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV investigations.3 The petitioners stated that they request postponement ‘‘in order to ensure that {Commerce} has sufficient time to review all questionnaire responses and request clarification and/or additional information as necessary, so that the preliminary determinations will reflect the most accurate results possible.’’ 4 For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determinations no later than March 14, 2018. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of publication of the preliminary determinations, 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)(1). Dated: January 3, 2018. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–00189 Filed 1–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF897 Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: 3 See the Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Stainless Steel Flanges from India: the Petitioners’ Request to Extend the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated December 18, 2017; Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Stainless Steel Flanges from the People’s Republic of China: the Petitioners’ Request to Extend the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated December 18, 2017. 4 Id. E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 9, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-876]


Welded Line Pipe From Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded line pipe 
(WLP) from Korea. The period of review (POR) is May 22, 2015, through 
November 30, 2016. This administrative review covers 24 producers and/
or exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected two 
mandatory respondents for individual examination: Hyundai Steel Company 
(Hyundai Steel) and SeAH Steel Company (SeAH). We preliminarily 
determine that sales of subject merchandise have been made below normal 
value (NV) during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on 
these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable January 9, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger or Ross Belliveau, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4136 or (202) 
482-4952, respectively.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is welded line pipe.\1\ The 
product is currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers: 7305.11.1030, 
7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 
7305.19.1030, 7305.19.5000, 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, 
and 7306.19.5150. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for 
convenience and for customs purposes, the written product description 
remains dispositive.
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    \1\ For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see 
Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 
2015-2016 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Welded Line Pipe from Korea,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price 
and constructed export price are calculated in accordance with section 
772 of the Act. 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. 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 http://access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the 
Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content. A list of the topics discussed in 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as the Appendix to this 
notice.

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Preliminary Results of the Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the 
following weighted-average dumping margins for the period May 22, 2015, 
through November 30, 2016:
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    \2\ As discussed in Welded Line Pipe from the Republic of Korea: 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 80 FR 61366 
(October 13, 2015), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum 
at 1, Hyundai HYSCO merged with Hyundai Steel subsequent to the 
period of investigation and Hyundai HYSCO no longer exists. 
Accordingly, our examination of Hyundai Steel includes entries made 
by Hyundai HYSCO prior to the date of the merger.

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                                                              average
                    Exporter/producer                         dumping
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                                                             (percent)
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Hyundai Steel Company/Hyundai HYSCO \2\.................           19.42
SeAH Steel Company......................................            2.30
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    Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies: 
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    \3\ This rate is based on the simple average margin using the 
publicly-ranged data calculated for those companies selected for 
individual review. Because we cannot apply our normal methodology of 
calculating a weighted-average margin due to requests to protect 
business proprietary information, we find this rate to be the best 
proxy of the actual weighted-average margin determined for the 
mandatory respondents. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from 
France, et al.: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Reviews, Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, and 
Revocation of an Order in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (September 1, 
2010); see also Memorandum, ``Calculation of the Review-Specific 
Average Rate for the Preliminary Results,'' dated concurrently with 
this notice.

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                                                              average
                    Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                              margin
                                                             (percent)
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AJU BESTEEL CO., Ltd....................................           10.86
Daewoo International Corporation........................           10.86
Dong Yang Steel Pipe....................................           10.86
Dongbu Incheon Steel Co.................................           10.86
Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd...................................           10.86
Dongkuk Steel Mill......................................           10.86
EEW Korea Co, Ltd.......................................           10.86
HISTEEL Co., Ltd........................................           10.86
Husteel Co., Ltd........................................           10.86
Keonwood Metals Co., Ltd................................           10.86
Kolon Global Corp.......................................           10.86
Korea Cast Iron Pipe Ind. Co., Ltd......................           10.86
Miju Steel MFG Co., Ltd.................................           10.86
MSTEEL Co., Ltd.........................................           10.86
NEXTEEL Co., Ltd........................................           10.86
Poongsan Valinox (Valtimet Division)....................           10.86
POSCO...................................................           10.86
Sam Kang M&T Co., Ltd...................................           10.86
Sin Sung Metal Co., Ltd.................................           10.86
Soon-Hong Trading Company...............................           10.86
Steel Flower Co., Ltd...................................           10.86
TGS Pipe................................................           10.86
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Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall 
determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), where Hyundai Steel and SeAH 
reported the entered value for of their U.S. sales, we calculated 
importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio 
of the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the 
total entered value of the sales for which entered value was reported. 
Where Hyundai Steel did not report entered value, we calculated the 
entered value in order to calculate the assessment rate. Where either 
the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis 
within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an importer-specific 
rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the 
appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.
    For the companies which were not selected for individual review, we 
will assign an assessment rate based on the average \4\ of the cash 
deposit rates calculated for Hyundai Steel and SeAH. The final results 
of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping 
duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this 
review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where 
applicable.\5\
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    \4\ This rate was calculated as discussed in footnote 3, above.
    \5\ See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.
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    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for each specific 
company listed above will be that established in the final results of 
this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, 
therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in 
which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously 
investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash 
deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the 
most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the company 
participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, 
or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the 
manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for 
the most recent segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and 
(4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will 
continue to be 4.38 percent, the all-others rate established in the 
LTFV investigation.\6\ These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.
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    \6\ See Welded Line Pipe from the Republic of Korea and the 
Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 80 FR 75056, 75057 
(December 1, 2015).
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed in 
connection with these preliminary results to interested parties within 
five days after the date of publication of this notice.\7\ Interested 
parties may submit case briefs not later than 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice.\8\ Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues 
raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after 
the time limit for filing case briefs.\9\ 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.\10\ Case and rebuttal 
briefs should be filed using ACCESS.\11\
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \11\ 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 ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after 
the date of publication of this notice.\12\ Hearing requests should 
contain: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the 
number of participants;

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and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in 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.\13\
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \13\ Id.
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    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis raised in any written 
briefs, not later than 120 days after the publication of these 
preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless otherwise 
extended.\14\
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    \14\ See Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.
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Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 Commerce'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.

    Dated: January 2, 2018.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Methodology
    A. Normal Value Comparisons
    1. Determination of Comparison Method
    2. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
    B. Product Comparisons
    C. Export Price and Constructed Export Price
    D. Normal Value
    1. Particular Market Situation
    2. Home Market Viability and Selection of Comparison Market
    3. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm's-Length Test
    4. Level of Trade
    5. Cost of Production Analysis
    6. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison Market Prices
    7. Calculation of NV Based on CV
    E. Currency Conversion
V. Recommendation

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