Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017, 30912-30914 [2018-14179]

Download as PDF 30912 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 127 / Monday, July 2, 2018 / Notices agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological, or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, June 20, 2018. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–14147 Filed 6–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 38— Charleston, South Carolina; Authorization of Production Activity; BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (Hybrid Passenger Vehicles); Spartanburg, South Carolina On February 27, 2018, BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility within FTZ 38A, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (83 FR 9828, March 8, 2018). On June 27, 2018, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14, and further subject to a restriction requiring that polyester band, acrylic coated cloth tape, warp knit fabric, and seat protectors be admitted in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Dated: June 27, 2018. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–14181 Filed 6–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 17:40 Jun 29, 2018 Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–16–2018] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 61—San Juan, Puerto Rico; Authorization of Production Activity; Janssen Ortho LLC; (Pharmaceuticals); Gurabo, Puerto Rico On February 27, 2018, Janssen Ortho LLC submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility within Subzone 61N, in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (83 FR 10838–10839, March 13, 2018). On June 27, 2018, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Jkt 244001 [FR Doc. 2018–14182 Filed 6–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–865] Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 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 certain hotrolled carbon steel flat products (hotrolled steel) from the People’s Republic of China (China), covering the period of review (POR) November 1, 2016, through October 31, 2017, and finds preliminarily that Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai Baosteel International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd., Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., Shanghai Meishan Iron & Steel, and Union Steel China have not demonstrated that they are separate from the China-wide entity. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: Applicable July 2, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: June 27, 2018. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [B–15–2018] VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Benito Ballesteros, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–7425. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from China pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act). On November 29, 2001, the Department published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from China.1 On November 30, 2017, Nucor Corporation (Nucor) submitted a request for an administrative review of Baosteel,2 Shanghai Meishan Iron & Steel, and Union Steel China.3 On January 11, 2018, pursuant to the request from Nucor, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from China covering the period November 1, 2016, to October 31, 2017, for Baosteel, Shanghai Meishan Iron & Steel, and Union Steel China.4 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China, 66 FR 59561 (November 29, 2001). 2 Because no party is challenging the prior collapsing determination, we continue to collapse Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai Baosteel International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd., and Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (collectively, Baosteel). See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China: Final No Shipments Determination of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012–2013; 79 FR 67415 (November 13, 2014). 3 See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review, dated November 30, 2017. 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 1329 (January 11, 2018) (Initiation Notice). E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 127 / Monday, July 2, 2018 / Notices Universal mill plate (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1,250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4.0 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of the order. Specifically included within the scope of the order are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium or niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. Steel products included in the scope of the order, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), are products in which: (i) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (ii) the carbon content is two percent or less, by weight; and, (iii) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. All products that meet the physical and chemical description provided above are within the scope of the order unless otherwise excluded. The following products, for example, are outside or specifically excluded from the scope of the order: • Alloy hot-rolled steel products in which at least one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, A506). • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) grades of series 2300 and higher. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 • Ball bearing steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Silico-manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent. • ASTM specifications A710 and A736. • USS abrasion-resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500). • All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507). • Non-rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the HTSUS. The merchandise subject to the order is classified in the HTSUS at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products covered by the order, including: Vacuum degassed fully stabilized; high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive. Preliminary Results of Review In the Initiation Notice, Commerce granted Baosteel, Shanghai Meishan Iron & Steel, and Union Steel China 30 days to submit a separate rate application or certification. Neither PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30913 Baosteel, Shanghai Meishan Iron & Steel, nor Union Steel China submitted a separate rate application or certification, or a no shipments certification; therefore, we consider these companies to be part of the Chinawide entity. Because no review was requested of the China-wide entity, the pre-existing China-wide rate of 90.83 percent will apply to entries of their subject merchandise into the United States during the POR. Disclosure and Public Comment Normally, Commerce discloses to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with the preliminary results of review within five days of any public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication of the notice of the preliminary results of review in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because Commerce preliminarily determined these companies to be part of the Chinawide entity, in this administrative review, there are no calculations to disclose. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit cases briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.5 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.6 Case and rebuttal briefs must be filed electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).7 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, 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 in ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.8 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 5 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 7 See 19 CFR 351.303. 8 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 6 See E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 30914 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 127 / Monday, July 2, 2018 / Notices rate, the cash deposit rate will be Chinawide rate of 90.83 percent; and (4) for all non-China exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to China exporter(s) that supplied that non-China exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of review. For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results of this review, Commerce will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales to the total entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where an importer(or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de minimis, Commerce will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.9 Where either a respondent’s weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.10 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. Commerce will issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. 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 Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For Baosteel, Shanghai Meishan Iron & Steel, and Union Steel China, which did not qualify for separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be China-wide rate of 90.83 percent; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed China and nonChina exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) for all China exporters of subject merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate 9 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 10 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: June 25, 2018. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–14179 Filed 6–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–080] Cast Iron Soil Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of cast iron soil pipe (soil pipe) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of investigation is January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable July 2, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Omar Qureshi or Annathea Cook, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (202) 482–5307 or (202) 482–0250, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on February 23, 2018.1 On April 9, 2018, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now June 25, 2018.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. 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 is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is soil pipe from China. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to Commerce’s regulations,4 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage, (i.e., scope).5 No interested party commented on the scope of the 1 See Cast Iron Soil Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 83 FR 8047 (February 23, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Countervailing Duty Investigation of Cast Iron Soil Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination, 83 FR 15129 (April 9, 2018). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Affirmative Determination: Countervailing Duty Investigation of Cast Iron Soil Pipe from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 5 See Initiation Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-865]


Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2016-2017

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 certain hot-
rolled carbon steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the People's 
Republic of China (China), covering the period of review (POR) November 
1, 2016, through October 31, 2017, and finds preliminarily that 
Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai Baosteel International Economic & 
Trading Co., Ltd., Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., Shanghai Meishan 
Iron & Steel, and Union Steel China have not demonstrated that they are 
separate from the China-wide entity. Interested parties are invited to 
comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable July 2, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benito Ballesteros, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-7425.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping 
duty order on hot-rolled steel from China pursuant to section 751(a)(1) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act). On November 29, 2001, the 
Department published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order 
on hot-rolled steel from China.\1\ On November 30, 2017, Nucor 
Corporation (Nucor) submitted a request for an administrative review of 
Baosteel,\2\ Shanghai Meishan Iron & Steel, and Union Steel China.\3\ 
On January 11, 2018, pursuant to the request from Nucor, Commerce 
published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from China covering the 
period November 1, 2016, to October 31, 2017, for Baosteel, Shanghai 
Meishan Iron & Steel, and Union Steel China.\4\
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled 
Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People's Republic of China, 66 
FR 59561 (November 29, 2001).
    \2\ Because no party is challenging the prior collapsing 
determination, we continue to collapse Baosteel Group Corporation, 
Shanghai Baosteel International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd., and 
Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (collectively, Baosteel). See 
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Final No Shipments Determination of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013; 79 FR 67415 (November 13, 
2014).
    \3\ See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the 
People's Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review, dated 
November 30, 2017.
    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 1329 (January 11, 2018) (Initiation 
Notice).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are certain hot-rolled carbon 
steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or 
greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not 
painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic 
substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed 
layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths of a 
thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 
times the thickness.

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Universal mill plate (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces 
or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 
1,250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4.0 mm, not in coils and 
without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not 
included within the scope of the order.
    Specifically included within the scope of the order are vacuum 
degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free 
(IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate 
for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon 
steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium or 
niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to 
stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as 
steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, 
niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination 
steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and 
aluminum.
    Steel products included in the scope of the order, regardless of 
definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS), are products in which: (i) Iron predominates, by weight, over 
each of the other contained elements; (ii) the carbon content is two 
percent or less, by weight; and, (iii) none of the elements listed 
below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:

1.80 percent of manganese, or
2.25 percent of silicon, or
1.00 percent of copper, or
0.50 percent of aluminum, or
1.25 percent of chromium, or
0.30 percent of cobalt, or
0.40 percent of lead, or
1.25 percent of nickel, or
0.30 percent of tungsten, or
0.10 percent of molybdenum, or
0.10 percent of niobium, or
0.15 percent of vanadium, or
0.15 percent of zirconium.

    All products that meet the physical and chemical description 
provided above are within the scope of the order unless otherwise 
excluded. The following products, for example, are outside or 
specifically excluded from the scope of the order:
     Alloy hot-rolled steel products in which at least one of 
the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., 
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A543, 
A387, A514, A517, A506).
     Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/American Iron & 
Steel Institute (AISI) grades of series 2300 and higher.
     Ball bearing steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
     Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
     Silico-manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon 
electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent.
     ASTM specifications A710 and A736.
     USS abrasion-resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500).
     All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy 
ASTM specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507).
     Non-rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result 
of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed 
the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of 
the HTSUS.
    The merchandise subject to the order is classified in the HTSUS at 
subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 
7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 
7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 
7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 
7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 
7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 
7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 
7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 
7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90.
    Certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products covered by the order, 
including: Vacuum degassed fully stabilized; high strength low alloy; 
and the substrate for motor lamination steel may also enter under the 
following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 
7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 
7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 
7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject 
merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 
7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. 
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the 
order is dispositive.

Preliminary Results of Review

    In the Initiation Notice, Commerce granted Baosteel, Shanghai 
Meishan Iron & Steel, and Union Steel China 30 days to submit a 
separate rate application or certification. Neither Baosteel, Shanghai 
Meishan Iron & Steel, nor Union Steel China submitted a separate rate 
application or certification, or a no shipments certification; 
therefore, we consider these companies to be part of the China-wide 
entity. Because no review was requested of the China-wide entity, the 
pre-existing China-wide rate of 90.83 percent will apply to entries of 
their subject merchandise into the United States during the POR.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    Normally, Commerce discloses to interested parties the calculations 
performed in connection with the preliminary results of review within 
five days of any public announcement or, if there is no public 
announcement, within five days of the date of publication of the notice 
of the preliminary results of review in the Federal Register, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because Commerce 
preliminarily determined these companies to be part of the China-wide 
entity, in this administrative review, there are no calculations to 
disclose.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit cases 
briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, 
may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case 
briefs.\5\ 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.\6\ Case and rebuttal briefs must be filed electronically 
via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).\7\
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, 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 in ACCESS, by 5 
p.m. Eastern Standard Time within 30 days after the date of publication 
of this notice.\8\ 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

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the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and 
rebuttal briefs.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Commerce will issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in 
any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the 
Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce will determine, and 
CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. 
Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after 
the date of publication of the final results of review.
    For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average 
dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final 
results of this review, Commerce will calculate importer-specific 
assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of 
dumping calculated for the importer's examined sales to the total 
entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where 
an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de 
minimis, Commerce will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties 
at the time of liquidation.\9\ Where either a respondent's weighted 
average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- (or 
customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, Commerce will 
instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to 
antidumping duties.\10\
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this administrative review for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as 
provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For Baosteel, Shanghai 
Meishan Iron & Steel, and Union Steel China, which did not qualify for 
separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be China-wide rate of 90.83 
percent; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed China and non-
China exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash 
deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published 
for the most recent period; (3) for all China exporters of subject 
merchandise which have not been found to be entitled to a separate 
rate, the cash deposit rate will be China-wide rate of 90.83 percent; 
and (4) for all non-China exporters of subject merchandise which have 
not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate 
applicable to China exporter(s) that supplied that non-China exporter. 
These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

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 Commerce's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: June 25, 2018.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2018-14179 Filed 6-29-18; 8:45 am]
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