Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016, 51440-51442 [2018-22129]

Download as PDF 51440 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Notices of review in the Federal Register.7 Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, must be filed within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.8 Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument (a) a statement of the issue, (b) a brief summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.9 Parties submitting briefs should do so pursuant to Commerce’s electronic filing system, ACCESS.10 Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice.11 Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations 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 20230.12 Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.13 Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. For Zhongwei, 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). For customers or importers of Zhongwei for which we do not have entered values, we calculated importer- (or customer-) specific antidumping duty assessment amounts based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping duties calculated for the examined sales of subject 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)–(2). 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2). 10 See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 11 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 12 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 13 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:54 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 merchandise to the total sales quantity of those same sales.14 For customers or importers of Zhongwei for which we received entered-value information, we have calculated importer- (or customer-) specific antidumping duty assessment rates based on importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rates.15 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.16 For entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales database submitted by an exporter individually examined during this review, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the China-wide rate. Additionally, if Commerce determines that an exporter under review had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter’s case number will be liquidated at the China-wide rate.17 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this review for 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 the companies listed above that have a separate rate (i.e. , Zhongwei), the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then a cash deposit of zero will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed China and nonChina exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (3) for all China exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the China-wide entity (i.e., 105.31 percent); 18 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 the China exporter 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 and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). 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 I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of Methodology A. Non-Market Economy Country B. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Data C. Surrogate Country D. Separate Rates E. Date of Sale F. Comparisons to Normal Value G. Export Price H. Value-Added Tax I. Norma Value J. Factor Valuations K. Currency Conversion V. Adjustment Under Section 777A(f) of the Act VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–22127 Filed 10–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–817] 14 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 15 Id. 16 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 17 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR (October 24, 2011). 18 See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012 2013, 80 FR 20197 (April 15, 2015). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Notices The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain producers and exporters of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable: October 11, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Phelan, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0697. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Background On September 1, 2017, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on OCTG from Turkey for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.1 On September 29, 2017, Commerce received a review request from Maverick Tube Corporation and TenarisBayCity (domestic interested parties), for the following seven exporters and/or producers of subject merchandise: (1) Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., (2) Borusan Istikbal Ticaret, (3) Cayirova Boru San A.S., (4) Cayirova Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., (5) HG Tubulars Canada Ltd., (6) Yucel Boru Ihracat ve Pazarlama A.S., and (7) Yucelboru Ihracat, Ithalat.2 On October 2, 2017, Borusan submitted a letter to Commerce requesting a review of itself.3 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 82 FR 41595 (September 1, 2017). 2 See Letter from Maverick Tube Corporation and TenarisBayCity, ‘‘Oil Country Tubular Goods from Turkey: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated September 29, 2017. The domestic interested parties also requested a review of Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S., Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali Elektrik Enerjisi Toptan Satis, Ith. Ihr. A.S., Tosyali Demir Celik San. A.S., and Tosyali Holding A.S. (collectively, Toscelik). However, on October 5, 2017, Commerce published an amendment to the CVD order to exclude Toscelik. Thus, Commerce did not initiate an administrative review of Toscelik. See Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Republic of Turkey: Amendment of Countervailing Duty Order, 82 FR 46483 (October 5, 2017). 3 See Letter from Borusan, ‘‘Oil Country Tubular Goods from Turkey, Case No. C–489–817: Request for Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated October 2, 2017. In the investigation, Commerce determined that Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret are cross-owned and applied a single CVD rate to both companies. See Certain Oil Country Tubular from the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 79 FR 41964 (July 18, 2014), and VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:54 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 On November 13, 2017, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review for this CVD order.4 Commerce postponed the deadline for issuing the preliminary results of this administrative review to October 3, 2018.5 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is certain OCTG, which are hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope of the order also covers OCTG coupling stock. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.6 Methodology We are conducting this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found to be countervailable, we preliminarily find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.7 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.8 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 accompanying, Issues and Decisions Memorandum (IDM) at 4–5. 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 52268 (November 13, 2017). 5 See Memorandum re: ‘‘Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results,’’ dated August 29, 2018. 6 See Memorandum re: ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of 2016 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Republic of Turkey,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 7 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. 8 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51441 at https://access.trade.gov and 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 on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is provided in the Appendix to this notice. Preliminary Results of the Review We preliminarily determine the following net countervailable subsidy rate for the mandatory respondent, Borusan, for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016: Company Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret. 9 Net subsidy rate ad valorem (percent) 0.66 Assessment Rates Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), upon issuance of the final results, Commerce will determine, and U.S. 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. Cash Deposit Requirements In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount shown above for Borusan, 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 at the most recent company specific or all-others rate applicable to the company. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 9 Commerce has determined that Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret are cross-owned. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 51442 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Notices Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties in this review the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of publication of these preliminary results.10 Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) on the preliminary results no later than 30 days from the date of publication of this Federal Register notice, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.11 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.12 All briefs must be filed electronically using ACCESS. 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 by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.13 Hearing requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Issues addressed at the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the date and time for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.14 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, no later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h), unless this deadline is extended. These preliminary results and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). 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. Subsidies Valuation Information V. Analysis of Programs VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–22129 Filed 10–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–870] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that NEXTEEL Co., Ltd. (NEXTEEL) and SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH) sold certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable: October 11, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Heaney or Erin Kearney, 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) 482–4475 or (202) 482–0167, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Background 10 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii); 351.309(d)(1); and 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 13 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 11 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:54 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 We published the initiation of this administrative review on November 13, 2017.1 We selected NEXTEEL and SeAH as the two mandatory respondents in this review. For a detailed description of the events that followed the initiation of 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 52268 (November 13, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, dated concurrently with these preliminary results and hereby adopted by this notice.2 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 to ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov/login.aspx and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at https:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as Appendix 1. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is certain OCTG, which are hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope of the order also covers OCTG coupling stock. For the full text of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) 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. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2016–2017 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated October 3, 2018 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 197 (Thursday, October 11, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51440-51442]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-22129]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-817]


Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Turkey: 
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016

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


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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that certain producers and exporters of oil country tubular goods 
(OCTG) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) received countervailable 
subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2016, through 
December 31, 2016. Interested parties are invited to comment on these 
preliminary results.

DATES:  Applicable: October 11, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Phelan, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0697.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On September 1, 2017, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to 
request an administrative review of the CVD order on OCTG from Turkey 
for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.\1\ On 
September 29, 2017, Commerce received a review request from Maverick 
Tube Corporation and TenarisBayCity (domestic interested parties), for 
the following seven exporters and/or producers of subject merchandise: 
(1) Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., (2) Borusan 
Istikbal Ticaret, (3) Cayirova Boru San A.S., (4) Cayirova Boru Sanayi 
ve Ticaret A.S., (5) HG Tubulars Canada Ltd., (6) Yucel Boru Ihracat ve 
Pazarlama A.S., and (7) Yucelboru Ihracat, Ithalat.\2\ On October 2, 
2017, Borusan submitted a letter to Commerce requesting a review of 
itself.\3\ On November 13, 2017, Commerce published a notice of 
initiation of an administrative review for this CVD order.\4\ Commerce 
postponed the deadline for issuing the preliminary results of this 
administrative review to October 3, 2018.\5\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 82 FR 41595 (September 1, 2017).
    \2\ See Letter from Maverick Tube Corporation and 
TenarisBayCity, ``Oil Country Tubular Goods from Turkey: Request for 
Administrative Review,'' dated September 29, 2017. The domestic 
interested parties also requested a review of Tosyali Dis Ticaret 
A.S., Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali Elektrik 
Enerjisi Toptan Satis, Ith. Ihr. A.S., Tosyali Demir Celik San. 
A.S., and Tosyali Holding A.S. (collectively, Toscelik). However, on 
October 5, 2017, Commerce published an amendment to the CVD order to 
exclude Toscelik. Thus, Commerce did not initiate an administrative 
review of Toscelik. See Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Republic 
of Turkey: Amendment of Countervailing Duty Order, 82 FR 46483 
(October 5, 2017).
    \3\ See Letter from Borusan, ``Oil Country Tubular Goods from 
Turkey, Case No. C-489-817: Request for Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review,'' dated October 2, 2017. In the 
investigation, Commerce determined that Borusan Mannesmann Boru 
Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret are cross-owned 
and applied a single CVD rate to both companies. See Certain Oil 
Country Tubular from the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Affirmative Critical 
Circumstances Determination, 79 FR 41964 (July 18, 2014), and 
accompanying, Issues and Decisions Memorandum (IDM) at 4-5.
    \4\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 52268 (November 13, 2017).
    \5\ See Memorandum re: ``Extension of Deadline for Preliminary 
Results,'' dated August 29, 2018.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is certain OCTG, which are 
hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well 
casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon 
and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., 
whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or 
not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API 
specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG 
products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG 
products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope of 
the order also covers OCTG coupling stock. A full description of the 
scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, 
which is hereby adopted by this notice.\6\
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    \6\ See Memorandum re: ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of 2016 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Oil 
Country Tubular Goods from the Republic of Turkey,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    We are conducting this administrative review in accordance with 
section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 
For each of the subsidy programs found to be countervailable, we 
preliminarily find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial 
contribution by an ``authority'' that gives rise to a benefit to the 
recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.\7\ For a full description 
of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.\8\ 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 https://access.trade.gov and 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 on the 
internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of topics 
discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is provided in the 
Appendix to this notice.
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    \7\ 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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Preliminary Results of the Review

    We preliminarily determine the following net countervailable 
subsidy rate for the mandatory respondent, Borusan, for the period 
January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016:

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                                                             Net subsidy
                                                               rate ad
                          Company                              valorem
                                                              (percent)
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Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., and                0.66
 Borusan Istikbal Ticaret. \9\
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Assessment Rates

    Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(2), upon issuance of the final results, Commerce will 
determine, and U.S. 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.
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    \9\ Commerce has determined that Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi 
ve Ticaret A.S. and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret are cross-owned. See 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also 
intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated 
countervailing duties in the amount shown above for Borusan, 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 at the most recent 
company specific or all-others rate applicable to the company. These 
cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose to parties in this review the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of 
publication of these preliminary results.\10\ Interested parties may 
submit written comments (case briefs) on the preliminary results no 
later than 30 days from the date of publication of this Federal 
Register notice, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five 
days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\11\ 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.\12\ All briefs must be 
filed electronically using ACCESS.
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii); 351.309(d)(1); and 19 CFR 
351.303 (for general filing requirements).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
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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 by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice.\13\ Hearing requests should contain: (1) 
The party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Issues 
addressed at the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs. 
If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the 
date and time for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.\14\ 
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, no later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.213(h), unless this deadline is extended.
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    These preliminary results and notice are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4).

    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. Subsidies Valuation Information
V. Analysis of Programs
VI. Recommendation

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