Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2016, 51446-51447 [2018-22124]

Download as PDF 51446 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Notices Dated: October 3, 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 List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments V. Public Comment VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–22131 Filed 10–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–882] Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd. (Hyundai Steel), a producer/exporter of certain cold-rolled steel flat products (coldrolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), and POSCO, a producer/ exporter of cold-rolled from Korea, received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), July 29, 2016, through December 31, 2016. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable: October 11, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Bordas or Tyler Weinhold, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3813 and (202) 482–1121, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On November 13, 2017, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cold-rolled steel from Korea.1 On May 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 52268 (November 13, 2017) (Initiation Notice). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:54 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 17, 2018, and September 14, 2018, Commerce extended the deadline for preliminary results of this review to no later than October 3, 2018.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included at the Appendix 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. Companies Not Selected for Individual Review For the companies not selected for individual review, because the rates calculated for Hyundai Steel and POSCO were above de minimis and not based entirely on facts available, we applied a subsidy rate based on a weighted-average of the subsidy rates calculated for Hyundai Steel and POSCO using publicly-ranged sales data submitted by the respondents. This is consistent with the methodology that we would use in an investigation to establish the all-others rate, consistent with section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act. Preliminary Results of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b)(4)(i), we calculated individual subsidy rates for Hyundai Steel and POSCO. For the period July 29, 2016, through December 31, 2016, we preliminarily determine that the net subsidy rates for the producers/ exporters under review to be as follows: Company Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is certain cold-rolled steel flat products. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(l)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.4 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See March 23, 2018 Memorandums re: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review—2015– 2016; and July 3, 2018 Memorandums re: Second Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review—2015– 2016. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016: Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 POSCO ..................................... Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd ............. Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd .............. Dongbu Incheon Steel Co., Ltd Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd ...... Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd ..... Hyuk San Profile Co., Ltd ......... Taihan Electric Wire Co., Ltd ... Union Steel Co., Ltd ................. Subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) 1.73 0.65 1.21 1.21 1.21 1.21 1.21 1.21 1.21 Assessment Rate Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Cash Deposit Rate Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount indicated above with regard to shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Notices comments, within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results. This administrative review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit instructions, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.5 Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.6 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.7 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.8 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce will inform parties of the scheduled date of the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined.9 Issues addressed during the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.10 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their 5 See 19 CFR 224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2). 8 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 9 See 19 CFR 351.310. 10 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 6 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:54 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 Dated: October 3, 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—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Review IV. Scope of the Order V. Rate for Non-Examined Companies VI. Subsidies Valuation Information VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available VIII. Analysis of Programs IX. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-882]


Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of 
Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review, 2016

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd. (Hyundai Steel), a producer/exporter of 
certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from the 
Republic of Korea (Korea), and POSCO, a producer/exporter of cold-
rolled from Korea, received countervailable subsidies during the period 
of review (POR), July 29, 2016, through December 31, 2016. We invite 
interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable: October 11, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Bordas or Tyler Weinhold, AD/
CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3813 and (202) 
482-1121, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 13, 2017, Commerce published a notice of initiation of 
an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on 
cold-rolled steel from Korea.\1\ On May 17, 2018, and September 14, 
2018, Commerce extended the deadline for preliminary results of this 
review to no later than October 3, 2018.\2\ For a complete description 
of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\3\ A list of topics discussed in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included at the Appendix 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.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 52268 (November 13, 2017) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \2\ See March 23, 2018 Memorandums re: Extension of Deadline for 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review--2015-
2016; and July 3, 2018 Memorandums re: Second Extension of Deadline 
for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review--
2015-2016.
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016: 
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of 
Korea,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is certain cold-rolled steel 
flat products. For a complete description of the scope of the order, 
see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(l)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily 
determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided 
financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, 
and that the subsidy is specific.\4\ For a full description of the 
methodology underlying our conclusions, see the accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \4\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Companies Not Selected for Individual Review

    For the companies not selected for individual review, because the 
rates calculated for Hyundai Steel and POSCO were above de minimis and 
not based entirely on facts available, we applied a subsidy rate based 
on a weighted-average of the subsidy rates calculated for Hyundai Steel 
and POSCO using publicly-ranged sales data submitted by the 
respondents. This is consistent with the methodology that we would use 
in an investigation to establish the all-others rate, consistent with 
section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act.

Preliminary Results of Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b)(4)(i), we calculated 
individual subsidy rates for Hyundai Steel and POSCO. For the period 
July 29, 2016, through December 31, 2016, we preliminarily determine 
that the net subsidy rates for the producers/exporters under review to 
be as follows:

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                                                               Subsidy
                                                                 rate
                          Company                            (percent ad
                                                               valorem)
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POSCO......................................................         1.73
Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd.....................................         0.65
Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd......................................         1.21
Dongbu Incheon Steel Co., Ltd..............................         1.21
Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd................................         1.21
Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd................................         1.21
Hyuk San Profile Co., Ltd..................................         1.21
Taihan Electric Wire Co., Ltd..............................         1.21
Union Steel Co., Ltd.......................................         1.21
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Assessment Rate

    Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of 
the final results, Commerce shall determine, and Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate 
entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 
15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Commerce 
intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 
days after publication of this notice.

Cash Deposit Rate

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amount indicated above with regard to shipments of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of 
this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to 
continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at 
the most recent

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company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as 
appropriate. These cash deposit instructions, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the 
date of publication of these preliminary results.\5\ Interested parties 
may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication 
of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) 
within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\6\ 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to 
issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are 
requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; 
(2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\7\
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 224(b).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 
30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance's ACCESS system.\8\ 
Requests should contain the party's name, address, and telephone 
number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a 
foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a 
request for a hearing is made, Commerce will inform parties of the 
scheduled date of the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department 
of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a 
time and date to be determined.\9\ Issues addressed during the hearing 
will be limited to those raised in the briefs.\10\ Parties should 
confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two 
days before the scheduled date.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be 
filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their 
entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the 
issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after 
publication of these preliminary results.
    This administrative review and notice are in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213.

    Dated: October 3, 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--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Review
IV. Scope of the Order
V. Rate for Non-Examined Companies
VI. Subsidies Valuation Information
VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available
VIII. Analysis of Programs
IX. Recommendation

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