Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Greece: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 48795-48797 [2018-20935]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2018 / Notices respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. USDA Forest Service will consider the comments received and amend the information collection as appropriate. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request toward Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: September 17, 2018. Carlos Rodriguez-Franco, Deputy Chief, Research & Development. [FR Doc. 2018–20986 Filed 9–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: International Trade Administration. Title: Interim Procedures for Considering Requests under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. Form Number(s): N/A. OMB Control Number: 0625–0272. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 89. Number of Respondents: 16 (10 for Requests; 3 for Responses; 3 for Rebuttals). Average Hours per Response: 8 hours per Request; 2 hours per Response; and 1 hour per Rebuttal. 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CITA must collect certain information about fabric, yarn, or fiber technical specifications and the production capabilities of Colombian and U.S. textile producers to determine whether certain fabrics, yarns, or fibers are available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the United States or Colombia, subject to Section 203(o) of the Act. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Varies. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–21079 Filed 9–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–484–803] Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Greece: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 27, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published its preliminary determination in the less-than-fair-value investigation of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from Greece in the Federal Register. Commerce is amending this preliminary determination to correct a significant ministerial error. DATES: Applicable September 27, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Bauer, 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) 482–3860. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 48796 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2018 / Notices Background On August 27, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination in the lessthan-fair-value investigation of welded pipe from Greece,1 and disclosed all calculations to interested parties. On August 27, 2018, Corinth Pipework Pipe Industry S.A. (Corinth), timely filed a ministerial error allegation concerning the Preliminary Determination and requested, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e), that Commerce correct the alleged ministerial error.2 No additional parties submitted comments. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is welded pipe from Greece. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see the Appendix. Significant Ministerial Error In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e), Commerce ‘‘will analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, correct any significant ministerial error by amending the preliminary determination.’’ 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.’’ 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 weightedaverage 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.3 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Ministerial Error Allegation Corinth timely alleged that Commerce made a significant ministerial error regarding the calculation of certain freight and storage fees for which Corinth received reimbursement from 1 See Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 83 FR 43640 (August 27, 2018) (Preliminary Determination). 2 See Corinth’s Letter re: Antidumping Investigation of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece—Comments Regarding Significant Ministerial Error in Preliminary Determination, dated August 27, 2018 (Corinth Ministerial Error Allegation). 3 See 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1) and (2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Sep 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 the customer.4 No other party alleged ministerial errors in Commerce’s Preliminary Determination. After analyzing Corinth’s allegation, we determine that we made a significant ministerial error in the Preliminary Determination with respect to our treatment of certain freight and storage fees in the U.S. market.5 For a detailed discussion of Corinth’s ministerial error allegation, as well as Commerce’s analysis of this error, see the Ministerial Error Memorandum. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1), Commerce’s error in the calculation of Corinth’s freight and storage expenses is significant, because its correction results in a change of at least five absolute percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the estimated weightedaverage dumping margin calculated in the Preliminary Determination (i.e., a change from an estimated weightedaverage dumping margin of 22.51 percent to 7.45 percent). Therefore, we are correcting this ministerial error and amending our Preliminary Determination accordingly.6 Amended Preliminary Determination We are amending the Preliminary Determination to reflect the correction of a significant ministerial error made in the margin calculation for Corinth in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e). In addition, because the preliminary ‘‘AllOthers’’ rate was based on the estimated weighted-average dumping margin calculated for Corinth, we are also amending the ‘‘All-Others’’ rate. As a result of the correction of the ministerial error, the revised estimated weightedaverage dumping margins are as follows: Exporter/producer Corinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry S.A .......................................... All-Others .................................... Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 7.45 7.45 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 4 See Corinth Ministerial Error Allegation, at 1– 2 and 4. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece: Allegation of Ministerial Error in the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Ministerial Error Memorandum). 6 See Ministerial Error Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 August 27, 2018, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination. 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: September 14, 2018. 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 is welded carbon and alloy steel pipe (including stainless steel pipe), more than 406.4 mm (16 inches) in nominal outside diameter (large diameter welded pipe), regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, grade, end finish, or stenciling. Large diameter welded pipe may be used to transport oil, gas, slurry, steam, or other fluids, liquids, or gases. It may also be used for structural purposes, including, but not limited to, piling. Specifically, not included is large diameter welded pipe produced only to specifications of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for water and sewage pipe. Large diameter welded pipe used to transport oil, gas, or natural gas liquids is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5L. Large diameter welded pipe may also be produced to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards A500, A252, or A53, or other relevant domestic specifications, grades and/or standards. Large diameter welded pipe can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, grades and/or standards or to proprietary specifications, grades and/or standards, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above is covered by the scope of this investigation, whether or not produced according to a particular standard. Subject merchandise also includes large diameter welded pipe that has been further E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2018 / Notices processed in a third country, including but not limited to coating, painting, notching, beveling, cutting, punching, welding, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope large diameter welded pipe. The large diameter welded pipe that is subject to this investigation is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.1060, 7305.19.5000, 7305.31.4000, 7305.31.6010, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000 and 7305.39.5000. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2018–20935 Filed 9–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–981] Utility Scale Wind Towers From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, based on the withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable September 27, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maisha Cryor, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5831. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On February 1, 2018, Commerce published the notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wind towers from China for the above POR.1 On February 28, 2018, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty, Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 4639 (February 1, 2018). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Sep 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 351.213(b), Commerce received a timely request from the Wind Tower Trade Coalition (the petitioner) to conduct an administrative review of this antidumping duty order.2 Pursuant to this request, and in accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(c)(1)(i), on April 16, 2018, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wind towers from China.3 On May 23, 2018, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for an administrative review of all 56 companies for which it had requested a review.4 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, the petitioner withdrew its request for review within 90 days of the publication date of the Initiation Notice. No other parties requested an administrative review of the order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review on wind towers from China covering the period February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018, in its entirety. Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of wind towers from China. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice of rescission of administrative review in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers for whom this review is being rescinded of their responsibility under 19 CFR 2 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated February 28, 2018. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 16298 (April 16, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 4 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from the People’s Republic of China: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated May 23, 2018. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48797 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: September 24, 2018. James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2018–21066 Filed 9–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–814] Utility Scale Wind Towers From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period or review (POR) February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, based on the withdrawal of request for review. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable September 27, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey, AD/CVD Operations, E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-484-803]


Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Greece: Amended Preliminary 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value

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

SUMMARY: On August 27, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
published its preliminary determination in the less-than-fair-value 
investigation of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from Greece 
in the Federal Register. Commerce is amending this preliminary 
determination to correct a significant ministerial error.

DATES: Applicable September 27, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Bauer, 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) 482-3860.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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Background

    On August 27, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
Preliminary Determination in the less-than-fair-value investigation of 
welded pipe from Greece,\1\ and disclosed all calculations to 
interested parties. On August 27, 2018, Corinth Pipework Pipe Industry 
S.A. (Corinth), timely filed a ministerial error allegation concerning 
the Preliminary Determination and requested, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.224(e), that Commerce correct the alleged ministerial error.\2\ No 
additional parties submitted comments.
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    \1\ See Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece: Preliminary 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of 
Final Determination, 83 FR 43640 (August 27, 2018) (Preliminary 
Determination).
    \2\ See Corinth's Letter re: Antidumping Investigation of Large 
Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece--Comments Regarding Significant 
Ministerial Error in Preliminary Determination, dated August 27, 
2018 (Corinth Ministerial Error Allegation).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is welded pipe from 
Greece. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, 
see the Appendix.

Significant Ministerial Error

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e), Commerce ``will analyze any 
comments received and, if appropriate, correct any significant 
ministerial error by amending the preliminary determination.'' 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.'' 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.\3\
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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1) and (2).
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Ministerial Error Allegation

    Corinth timely alleged that Commerce made a significant ministerial 
error regarding the calculation of certain freight and storage fees for 
which Corinth received reimbursement from the customer.\4\ No other 
party alleged ministerial errors in Commerce's Preliminary 
Determination. After analyzing Corinth's allegation, we determine that 
we made a significant ministerial error in the Preliminary 
Determination with respect to our treatment of certain freight and 
storage fees in the U.S. market.\5\ For a detailed discussion of 
Corinth's ministerial error allegation, as well as Commerce's analysis 
of this error, see the Ministerial Error Memorandum.
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    \4\ See Corinth Ministerial Error Allegation, at 1-2 and 4.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of 
Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece: Allegation of Ministerial 
Error in the Preliminary Determination,'' dated concurrently with, 
and hereby adopted by, this notice (Ministerial Error Memorandum).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1), Commerce's error in the 
calculation of Corinth's freight and storage expenses is significant, 
because its correction results in a change of at least five absolute 
percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin calculated in the Preliminary 
Determination (i.e., a change from an estimated weighted-average 
dumping margin of 22.51 percent to 7.45 percent). Therefore, we are 
correcting this ministerial error and amending our Preliminary 
Determination accordingly.\6\
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    \6\ See Ministerial Error Memorandum.
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Amended Preliminary Determination

    We are amending the Preliminary Determination to reflect the 
correction of a significant ministerial error made in the margin 
calculation for Corinth in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e). In 
addition, because the preliminary ``All-Others'' rate was based on the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin calculated for Corinth, we 
are also amending the ``All-Others'' rate. As a result of the 
correction of the ministerial error, the revised estimated weighted-
average dumping margins are as follows:

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                                                               Estimated
                                                               weighted-
                                                                average
                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Corinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry S.A.........................        7.45
All-Others..................................................        7.45
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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 August 27, 2018, the date of publication of the 
Preliminary Determination.

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: September 14, 2018.
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 is welded carbon 
and alloy steel pipe (including stainless steel pipe), more than 
406.4 mm (16 inches) in nominal outside diameter (large diameter 
welded pipe), regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, 
grade, end finish, or stenciling. Large diameter welded pipe may be 
used to transport oil, gas, slurry, steam, or other fluids, liquids, 
or gases. It may also be used for structural purposes, including, 
but not limited to, piling. Specifically, not included is large 
diameter welded pipe produced only to specifications of the American 
Water Works Association (AWWA) for water and sewage pipe.
    Large diameter welded pipe used to transport oil, gas, or 
natural gas liquids is normally produced to the American Petroleum 
Institute (API) specification 5L. Large diameter welded pipe may 
also be produced to American Society for Testing and Materials 
(ASTM) standards A500, A252, or A53, or other relevant domestic 
specifications, grades and/or standards. Large diameter welded pipe 
can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, grades and/or 
standards or to proprietary specifications, grades and/or standards, 
or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical 
description set forth above is covered by the scope of this 
investigation, whether or not produced according to a particular 
standard.
    Subject merchandise also includes large diameter welded pipe 
that has been further

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processed in a third country, including but not limited to coating, 
painting, notching, beveling, cutting, punching, welding, or any 
other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise 
from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of 
manufacture of the in-scope large diameter welded pipe.
    The large diameter welded pipe that is subject to this 
investigation is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 
7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 
7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.1060, 
7305.19.5000, 7305.31.4000, 7305.31.6010, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000 
and 7305.39.5000. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
scope of this investigation is dispositive.

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